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Free Paid Online Surveys Your Key To Easy Extra Income

By Jorge Chavez

One of the easiest ways to make money on the Internet to take free paid online surveys. Thousands of surveys are being made every week. To get people to participate and fill out those surveys, the survey makers pay participants in cash or equivalent.

How does this work? What are the requirements to participate? How do you make good money at doing this? Read on…

Very big money is being paid out to people who participate in free paid online surveys. How can these be “free” and “paid” at the same time? It’s because they are free to take, to read to study, whatever. They are free to take. But you get paid for turning in the filled-out survey questionnaire.

What are the requirements to participate? It’s easy! The only requirements are that you be a consumer, 18 years old or older, have access to the internet and enough technical knowledge to be able to send and receive e-mails. That’s it! Would you qualify? If so then you could make money taking free paid online surveys.

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How much do you get paid? Most paid surveys pay between $10 and $25, depending on the subject and the length of the survey. This for 5 to 20 minutes of your time. While that’s not a lot of money, if you use half an hour’s time to take one $10 and one $25 survey per day, you would make over $1,000 in a month!

What do I mean by “Very big money…”? Well, there are more than 800 survey makers, companies looking for survey participants to fill out their surveys, in the U.S. There are more than 3,000 worldwide. Just one of these, Greenfield Online for example, paid out over $4.2 million to its survey participants in 2007!

[You can type greenfieldonline.com into your browser window, visit their site and see for yourself!]

You are welcome to follow the link above and check them out. They are a public company whose shares are traded on the stock exchange. They tell the truth. If they didn’t they would be sued!

To make money at taking free paid online surveys you will need to be registered as a potential survey taker with a number of good survey makers, say 150 – 200. You sign up online; there is no charge to register. You might get only a few free paid online surveys a year from each one, but they add up. It’s in the numbers.

The problem will be to get a good list of good survey makers that really pay (about 40% of them do not). The best way to get such a list is to join a good paid survey membership site. As a member you can get a copy of the list that they maintain. Pick a site with a strong guarantee and a low refund rate.

Once you get your copy of their list, set up a separate free e-mail address (such as with Yahoo or Gmail) and use that for your paid survey work. Sign up with all of the survey makers that you can, then be prepared to sort them out. There are always some sales companies that manage to sneak in and try to sell you things.

If they send you more sales offers than surveys, put them in your spam file or blacklist them with your e-mail service provider. Don’t let them from bother you. It’s like sorting out beans fresh from the thresher. Sort out the rocks, leaves, twigs, etc. and throw them away. Keep the beans (good survey makers)!

For more information about free paid online surveys and how to make money with them, follow the links below…

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Cadillac unveils Obama’s ‘Beast’, the 2009 Presidential State Car

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The US Secret Service has released the first photos Wednesday of the new presidential limousine that will transport Barack Obama down Pennsylvania Avenue next Tuesday as part of the 56th Presidential inaugural parade after he is sworn in at the Capitol. The First Limo – the 2009 Cadillac Presidential Limousine – will replace President Bush’s Cadillac DTS Presidential Limousine that rolled out in 2004.

Nicknamed “The Beast”, the hulking machine is a new model year 2009, modified limousine. According to General Motors, the new “2009 Cadillac Presidential Limousine” is the first not to carry a specific model name. The Obama Mobile was introduced on January 14 with noticeably different styling borrowed from the Cadillac Escalade and STS, while the suspension is most likely related to the Chevrolet Kodiak medium-duty truck.

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Mr. David Caldwell of General Motors has revealed that the sleek black car would include a hand-crafted interior and “state of the art electronics.” The car’s high-tech security features include five-inch-thick (12.7-centimeter-thick) bombproof glass, tough-as-nails tires, and a sealed interior that’s invulnerable to chemical attack. The armoured limousine has been heavily modified to withstand potential attacks by weapons or bombs. The San Francisco Chronicle puts it in a proper perspective noting, “a half-inch of transparent armor is enough to stop a .44 Magnum round at point-blank range; at a thickness of 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches, the same material can withstand higher-velocity bullets fired from military assault rifles.”

According to spy photographer, Brenda Priddy, and General Motors, the limousine, which has the intricate, dual-textured grille, is also equipped with standard Goodyear Regional RHS truck tires in a 285/70R19.5 size, on 19.5-inch wheels. The rims have a run-flat device (manufactured by Hutchinson Industries). Xenon headlights from the Escalade are installed in the front, while the rear has some STS part. The doors are at least 20 centimeters (8 inches) thick. It carries the US flag on the front fenders and an embroidered Seal of the President of the United States is affixed to several panels in the back.

According to the US Secret Service, the vehicle would be a “valuable asset” in providing the President with the highest level of protection. “Although many of the vehicle’s security enhancements cannot be discussed, it is safe to say that this car’s security and coded communications systems make it the most technologically advanced protection vehicle in the world,” Nicholas Trotta, Assistant Director for the Office of Protective Operations said in a statement. The new limousine is the responsibility of White House Transportation Agency.

One of the specifications is that we don’t talk about the specifications.

The Presidential State Car is the official state car used by the President of the United States. It is informally known as “Cadillac One”. The current Presidential State Car is a 2005 hand-crafted, armored, and stretched DTS (DeVille Touring Sedan) built on a GM four-wheel drive platform. It was first used on the second inauguration parade of George W. Bush in 2005. But the version to be used by President Obama uses a GMC Topkick chassis, while maintaining the Cadillac exterior.

The President of the United States travels in one of two armoured Cadillac limousines based upon the normal sedan, the Cadillac DTS, with heavy customisation. Lincoln cars have also been used in the past, most notably by President John F Kennedy. The current limousines were custom-built by O’Gara, Hess and Eisenhart, founded in Fairfield, Ohio in 1942. It specializes in armouring limousines for presidents and heads of state.

President William McKinley was the first US president to ride in an automobile. However, it was President Theodore Roosevelt who rode on the first government-owned car, a white Stanley Steamer. Roosevelt’s successor, William Howard Taft, was the first president to use a presidential state car that was permanently stored in the White House garage.

Meanwhile, Obama’s 2005 Chrysler 300C Hemi was auctioned on eBay with a starting bid of $100,000 and a buy-it-now price of $1,000,000. It has less than 21,000 miles on it and is in like-new condition. He leased the car in 2004 and traded it for a Ford Escape Hybrid in 2007. The car was sold to Tim O’Boyle.

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Lobby groups oppose plans for EU copyright extension

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The European Commission currently has proposals on the table to extend performers’ copyright terms. Described by Professor Martin Kretschmer as the “Beatles Extension Act”, the proposed measure would extend copyright from 50 to 95 years after recording. A vast number of classical tracks are at stake; the copyright on recordings from the fifties and early sixties is nearing its expiration date, after which it would normally enter the public domain or become ‘public property’. E.U. Commissioner for the Internal Market and Services Charlie McCreevy is proposing this extension, and if the other relevant Directorate Generales (Information Society, Consumers, Culture, Trade, Competition, etc.) agree with the proposal, it will be sent to the European Parliament.

Wikinews contacted Erik Josefsson, European Affairs Coordinator for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (E.F.F.), who invited us to Brussels, the heart of E.U. policy making, to discuss this new proposal and its implications. Expecting an office interview, we arrived to discover that the event was a party and meetup conveniently coinciding with FOSDEM 2008 (the Free and Open source Software Developers’ European Meeting). The meetup was in a sprawling city centre apartment festooned with E.F.F. flags and looked to be a party that would go on into the early hours of the morning with copious food and drink on tap. As more people showed up for the event it turned out that it was a truly international crowd, with guests from all over Europe.

Eddan Katz, the new International Affairs Director of the E.F.F., had come over from the U.S. to connect to the European E.F.F. network, and he gladly took part in our interview. Eddan Katz explained that the Electronic Frontier Foundation is “A non-profit organisation working to protect civil liberties and freedoms online. The E.F.F. has fought for information privacy rights online, in relation to both the government and companies who, with insufficient transparency, collect, aggregate and make abuse of information about individuals.” Another major focus of their advocacy is intellectual property, said Eddan: “The E.F.F. represents what would be the public interest, those parts of society that don’t have a concentration of power, that the private interests do have in terms of lobbying.”

Becky Hogge, Executive Director of the U.K.’s Open Rights Group (O.R.G.), joined our discussion as well. “The goals of the Open Rights Group are very simple: we speak up whenever we see civil, consumer or human rights being affected by the poor implementation or the poor regulation of new technologies,” Becky summarised. “In that sense, people call us -I mean the E.F.F. has been around, in internet years, since the beginning of time- but the Open Rights Group is often called the British E.F.F.

Contents

  • 1 The interview
    • 1.1 Cliff Richard’s pension
    • 1.2 Perpetual patents?
    • 1.3 The fight moves from the U.K. to Europe
    • 1.4 Reclaiming democratic processes in the E.U.
  • 2 Related news
  • 3 Sources
  • 4 External links

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Knowing The 4 Primary Reasons Of Skin Aging

By Danica Reynes

There are different causes behind skin aging and they are the following: aging caused by hormones, aging caused by environmental factors, aging caused by lifestyle factors and aging caused by genetic factors.

Aging is a natural process that everyone must eventually undergo. The skin’s texture and appearance changes as we age. Keeping a youthful glow to your skin can be achieved by nourishing it with the help of products such as argan oil anti aging. You will also know what steps to take to delay aging once you know the causes behind it.

Aging caused by hormones

Dry and thin skin, unhealthy skin tone, loss of elasticity, breakouts and wrinkles are the common characteristics of hormonal aging. Hormone level changes are linked to hormonal aging. This particular type of aging can occur much earlier or later than expected, depending on hormones production and fluctuation. Aging due to hormones is usually linked to the pre-menopausal, menopausal or post-menopausal stages of women.

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Aging caused by environmental factors

Environmental aging is classified as an extrinsic aging process. In other words, it is not caused by internal processes in the body but by factors found in the external environment. These factors may include sun radiation and pollution. DNA can be damaged and the skin’s natural ability to regenerate can be impaired due to the sun’s radiation. Environmental aging usually occurs prematurely so it can happen to anyone regardless of age. The good thing, however, is that this type of aging can be avoided with proper skincare. This type of skin aging can be distinguished with wrinkles, brittle and dry skin, as well as hyper-pigmentation.

Aging caused by lifestyle factors

Premature aging is also brought by several lifestyle factors. As opposed to healthy skincare practices, poor health habits hasten skin aging. Cigarette smoking is one bad habit that have a negative effect on the skin. Studies show that when a person smokes, vitamin C in the body diminishes which causes the skin to become dry and wrinkled. Too much exposure to the sun is another bad habit that speeds up aging. As stated earlier, skin aging occurs prematurely when it is exposed to the sun more often than usual. When you plan to go under the sun, protect your skin from its damaging effects by applying sunscreen lotion with ample SPF. Skin aging can also be caused by other lifestyle factors such as lack of sleep, stress, too much alcohol intake and lack of exercise.

Genetic influence

Genetic aging is an inevitable skin aging process. Some of its key features are wrinkling, creasing and sagging of the skin. A person’s genetic makeup determines this type of skin aging. For instance, your skin quality, type and how it ages may also be similar to your parent’s skin, which you have inherited genetically. Elastin and collagen are skin proteins which are produced less as we go through the natural, genetically-determined aging process.

Though aging comes naturally and inevitably, you can still make your skin look great with lots of skin care remedies and routines you can do on your own.

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Seven bushfires near Perth, Western Australia

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Fourteen houses have been destroyed and another 3 damaged by a bush fire burning in Jarrah forests and farmland near the historical timber town of Dwellingup 70km south east of Perth, Western Australia.

The fire has also destroyed approximately 100 power poles, leading to a loss of telecommunication services to the town and affecting water supplies. Mobile generators have been installed for emergency power.

Steve Slavin, spokesman for Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC), said that 250 fire-fighters are containing the fire with crews concentrating on the southern front, which is now within 3 km of the town.

Mr Slavin said “Our concern is that winds this afternoon will be swinging around to the south and increasing in intensity.” “It’s making us nervous. The advice we’re giving to people in Dwellingup is if they’ve decided that they will leave, this would be a good time to do it”

In separate fires near North Yunderup, Greenfields and Parkland have affected transmission lines supplying power to approximately 56,000 properties.

Additional fires are burning near Toodyay 85km north east of Perth, Another fire is burning near Williams approximately 160 south east of Perth and 90Km east of Dwellingup. And in the southern rural suburb of Forrestdale. These fires are reported to be under control.

Western Australian Police Arson squad are investigating these fires as some appear to be deliberately lit. The Police are also investigating the death of a women in her mid 20’s who died on Saturday after her car rolled while fleeing the fire near Toodyay.

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Disease outbreak feared after mass hysteria over “sweet” water in Mumbai

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

“18 hours of mass hysteria” (according to the Sunday Times of India) broke out last Friday in Mumbai as hundreds of residents flocked to Mahim Creek, one of the most polluted creeks in India that receives thousands of tonnes of raw sewage and industrial waste every day after reports that the salt water had suddenly turned “sweet”.

Television reports showed people drinking water on the spot with their hands, and others bathing, apparently to wash away their sins with the “holy” water.

At the height of the hysteria, bottled mineral water was selling for Rs 50 (RM4.50), with people buying the mineral water simply for the bottles, pouring away the mineral water and filling the bottles with water from the creek.

News reports of the Mahim Creek incident sparked further mass hysteria at Gujarat within hours, with residents there claiming that seawater at Teethal beach in Valsad had also turned sweet. About 400 people had gathered by the beach in the evening.

In the aftermath of the incident, local authorities stated that they were being were extra vigilant because of the possibility of a severe outbreak of water-borne diseases, such as gastroenteritis as a result of so many people drinking contaminated water. The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board had warned people not to drink the water, but despite this many people had collected it in bottles, even as plastic and rubbish had drifted by on the current. The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai had ordered a bacteriological report into the “sweet” water, but suspected that “contamination in the water might have been reduced due to the waters from Mithi River flowing into the mouth of Mahim Bay“.

By Saturday morning, the hysteria had died down, as the taste of the water had returned to normal.

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Homes of six Minnesota politicians vandalized

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

An unknown person or persons wrote graffiti and vandalized the exterior of homes belonging to six members of the United States congressional delegation from the state of Minnesota late last Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

According to the Star Tribune, Laurie Coleman, wife of U.S. Senator Norm Coleman, found the words “U R A CRIMINAL, RESIGN OR ELSE! PSALM 2” written on the family’s garage. The word “SCUM” was also written in three places on another side of the garage. Psalm 2 is a biblical reference.

The homes of senator Amy Klobuchar, and U.S. representatives Michele Bachmann, Keith Ellison, John Kline and Jim Ramstad were also targeted by vandals. Ellison’s house was the only one that sustained damage.

We’re looking at this as an actual threat.

Peter Panos, St. Paul Police spokesman, told the Star Tribune that threatening message in the graffiti were cause for concern.

“We’re looking at this as an actual threat,” he told the Star Tribune. “We’re taking it quite seriously. Vandalism threats are pretty rare in this city.”

Bachmann, Coleman, Kline and Ramstad are Republicans. Klobuchar and Ellison are Democrats. All live in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. Reps. Collin Peterson and Jim Oberstar, who live in out state Minnesota, along with Rep. Betty McCollum — who lives in a condominium, did not receive vandalism to their homes. Senate candidates Al Franken and Dean Barkley, who are running against Coleman in the November elections, condemned the vandalism.

There’s no place for this unacceptable behavior in our political process, or in our communities

“There’s no place for this unacceptable behavior in our political process, or in our communities,” Franken’s campaign told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The paper said that the Franken campaign office was the victim of graffiti attacks including the words “Crazy” and “No New Taxes.”

Federal and local authorities are still investigating these incidents, as well as similar incidents that took place in Missouri.

Over the weekend, a Minnesota hair salon was targeted. Police say it may have been a copycat vandal, though the salon is said to be patronized by Norm Coleman.

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News briefs:June 2, 2006

The time is 18:00 (UTC) on June 2nd, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.

Contents

  • 1 Headlines
    • 1.1 Consensus reached on incentive package for Iran
    • 1.2 Two Iraqi women, one pregnant, killed by US soldiers
    • 1.3 90 days of hard labor for Abu Ghraib dog handler
    • 1.4 World conference of expatriate Greeks to take place in Athens
    • 1.5 Federal and NSW governments withdraw Snowy Hydro shares
    • 1.6 “Metric tonne” of date rape drug was bound for US
    • 1.7 US accused of sinking The Pirate Bay
    • 1.8 New Zealand’s Taupo Airport worst in the world
    • 1.9 Katharine Close, 13, wins Scripps National Spelling Bee
  • 2 Closing statements

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