Recently, a punk rock group has attached their name to a popular yet controversial book being read in schools across the nation. How would you like it if you were always being teased because of your ethnic culture?

In the story Dragonwings, little Moon Shadow (a Chinese immigrant who came to San Francisco) gets unwanted comments and gestures simply because of his Asian race. As Moon Shadow would walk down the streets of San Francisco, groups of Americans would taunt him and try to aggravate him because he couldn’t speak English very well.

He would reply with broken English saying, “I not like that!” which would invite them to tease him even more. I think that this was very unfair and that it shouldn’t be tolerated because Americans knew about the US Constitution which states that “All men are created equal.”

Also, Abraham Lincoln’s ‘Gettysburg Address’ speech states clearly in the beginning, “…conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

Those are two great examples that go against making fun of people based on the country that they came from. These examples don’t just include Chinese people, but all different races; yet picking on the Chinese population was more common simply because of the location that they were in.

In this book, I admire Moon Shadow for his bravery and perseverance when things got in his way.  Moon Shadow and his father struggled with the racist community as well as the challenge of living in poverty. Even the Great San Francisco Earthquake didn’t stop little Moon Shadow from helping his father, Windrider, achieve his dream of inventing his flying machine.

I enjoyed how Moon Shadow never gave up on the things that he tried to do in life. His positive and optimistic attitude made life for him and his dad much easier than it could have been for them.

Dragonwings has helped me and many others to better understand and appreciate cross-cultural differences; specifically the Chinese culture, because the story showed us life through Moon Shine’s unbiased lenses. When reading a book, there usually are two sides and opinions to the story.

Dragonwings is taken from the protagonist’s point of view, where the antagonists’ were the ‘devilish’ white Americans who lived in San Francisco. When seeing the situation first-hand from Moon Shine’s view, it lets the reader really experience how things were back then. It also gives you the Chinese people’s point of view and their opinions.

Overall, I thought this was a very informative and interesting book. I enjoyed becoming familiar with the characters and their attitudes (especially Moon Shadow and Windrider).

I am sure the situation they lived through would have been tough for all of us. It is important to educate ourselves about history in general so that society doesn’t repeat past mistakes.


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Here’s the latest news to what our government has been working on: shutting down a music-inspired, multi-million dollar MLM company that promised income potential to college students… Wait did I read that right?

It turns out that our very own government agency, the Federal Trade Commission, deemed Vemma as an illegal pyramid scheme. I am no lawyer, but I did not think it was illegal to sell a product, have affiliate marketers or distributors, and provide an income opportunity for those wanting to join. To me, it sounds like the government is doing more bad than good with their latest effort to make America stronger.

Temporarily shutting down a multi million dollar business affects so many people… there are people whose income solely relies on Vemma. These people are now out of a job because of the FTC and Vemma conflict. I don’t understand why Vemma is being deemed a controversial company… They have products and they sell them. Rather than spending money on advertisements, the company uses network marketing to grow their business. Usually prolific mentors such as Simon Stepsys take new affiliates under their wing and teach them how to market the products. It should not be a requirement of the MLM company.

Does the United States government have nothing better to do? It seems to me like their time could be far better spent… There are issues on terrorism, taxes, the war on drugs, securing the borders, healthcare reform, social security, national debt, I mean the list could go on and on.

Just because someone doesn’t agree with their advertising style, doesn’t mean the government needs to shut down the whole company operation… It negatively affects so many people. You look at all the other MLM companies out there and wonder what Vemma did different that landed them in this scrutiny. What defines the company as an illegal pyramid scheme? There are no reports of embezzlement, unfair payouts, breached contracts, or anything of the sort. Who cares that their advertising has a picture of young guys with yachts and cars? Is that illegal to motivate recruits to be hungry in their efforts? We see television commercials all the time. Athletes in nice cars, movie starts in nice homes, celebrities with their expensive outfits, all promoting and endorsing products and services from expensive razor blades, to rental cars, to premier carpet cleaning services. The companies of those products aren’t shut down for the same reasons are they? What makes Vemma that different?

As a strong advocate for minimal government control, this issue concerns me. Obviously we don’t want young kids getting taken advantage of… But the only evidence the FTC has provided was that they were “specifically targeting young adults and promising monthly payouts of up to $50,000” ( So what? When someone invests in a stock they have the potential to make thousands or even millions… It doesn’t mean it is being guaranteed. “Up to $50k” in no way means that they are guaranteeing that much for every affiliate.

I don’t see anything illegal about informing affiliates of their income potential with a company. Even if they really did have pictures of guys with private jets and yachts, I do not see a big enough issue for the government to get involved, let alone shut down a company’s entire operation.

Jeunesse is a fairly new network marketing company that primarily sells nutritional supplements and beauty products. There are thousands of Jeunesse distributors around the world that have grew Jeunesse into one of the largest network marketing companies in the world.

You might be someone who is considering joining the Jeunesse network marking company. However, before you join, don’t just think you’re going to make money right off the bat. Many distributors fail in the Jeunesse marketing program and you want to make sure you can succeed with the program.

Before you join the program, let’s take a closer look into Jeunesse Global and determine whether or not you should join the up-and-coming, radically rising MLM business opportunites.

Jeunesse Products: Worth The Money?

Jeunesse currently has three main product lines: one for nutrition, one for personal care, and one that is labeled as “innovation.” We’re not quite sure what products fit under innovation because it seems like most of the personal care products are also labeled there as well.

Jeunesse’s two flagship products are both beauty products sold in the personal care line. Instantly Ageless™ is a serum meant to almost instantly provide you with an even skin tone free of wrinkles and fine lines. However, it is only a temporary solution and for results that are more permanent, you can purchase Luminesce™.

The big thing that separates Jeuneese’s products from similar products sold by other network marketing companies is the care put into Jeunesse products. Jeunesse products are formulated based on science, which is why Jeunesse product reviews are among the highest in the health and beauty world.

Is Jeunesse Global Opportunity Right For You?

jeunesse global businessIf you’re wondering whether or not Jeunesse is right for you, then you should know this. It only really takes two things to succeed with Jeunesse – hard work and some marketing talent.

Many distributors who fail with Jeunesse only fail because they do not put in the world necessary to build an active down line or convince people to purchase Jeunesse products. Instead, they think they money just grows on trees with Jeunesse. You’re going to need to dedicate some time and put in some effort if you want to make money with Jeunesse.

Second, you’re going to need to have some marketing skills if you want to sell Jeunesse products. More importantly, you have to have the marketing skills to sell the Jeunesse opportunity to other interested people who want to make money in the direct sales world. After all, referrals are where you make the biggest amount of money.

If you possess both a good work ethic and some marketing talent, then you can absolutely succeed with the Jeunesse Global marketing program. If you don’t possess both of these skills, well then, you’re probably better off looking for a different opportunity that suits your skills and abilities.

Jeunesse is without a doubt a legitimate business opportunity and new millionaires are created each year. With the right work ethic and marketing talent, who knows – maybe you could be the next millionaire created by Jeunesse.

Everybody likes to be updated with the most innovative electronic gadgets and the awesome gizmos that become available to the market almost every day. If you are a music lover and are always searching for the latest speakers or audio system, you know exactly what we re talking about!

There are iPhones, iPads, Android phones, and a number of other hi tech electronics that have a new model launched virtually every month. Nevertheless, have you ever thought of saving money when purchasing these electronic appliances?

Save Money When Buying Electronics With MLM Companies

If you search the Internet, you will come across a number of pointers and suggestions that will assist you to lower your expenses while purchasing these awesome gizmos. The following provides a summary of these guidelines.

mlm company buying tips

1 – Generally, electronic devices can become obsolete fairly quickly. Therefore, don’t rush over as soon as a new hi tech device is launched in the market. Watch for 2 to 3 weeks, evaluate the features of the two versions and purchase the one which is safe on your pocket and also inexpensive. In case, the new model is cost effective and more sophisticated you can always try that. Moreover, we must also consider the effectiveness of the gadget’s features. If we don’t need the gadget’s advanced features, then we must not buy that specific item though it might be alluring.

2.Research on the web and ask your colleagues regarding the product. In most cases, a lot of your friends as well as relatives might have bought the device you are going to purchase. It is possible to investigate your gadget by taking part in online discussion forums. Besides this, you may also visit Gadget blog websites that are MLM Company Networks which are friendly to gain knowledge of everything associated with product reviews, information as well as deals.

3.Check out the different gadget outlets both offline and online for the costs as well as the rebates offered. There are lots of shop comparison sites as well as online saving portals such as MLM companies, techdealdigger, technologies, spectacles, etc., that have comparison tools to enable you to find the top deals online. You will find discount PCs, inexpensive iPods, bargain laptops, cheap cameras, and many more.

4.If the new appliance is a little bit expensive, consider buying second hand products. Usually you can obtain a used device at a lower cost but at the same time in perfect condition that is as effective as new. There are numerous examples where folks are giving up relatively current electronic devices at tempting prices. Therefore try to search for good bargains in the classifieds, or you might try online auction sites like eBay. These websites are perfect for those people who are searching for second hand or used electronics.

5.One great thing regarding the gadget marketplace is the fact that there are numerous promotional as well as discount voucher codes all year round. You could always pursue those money-saving coupons and look out for the gizmo sales jackpot.

If you are assertive and ask for rebates many of the gizmo shops may provide you one, particularly if you are a frequent customer, or you appear to be a prospective buyer to them. We asked spiritual music advocate and MLM business team leader Justin Verrengia what he thought of purchasing music online, and just said to follow your gut and trust your instinct as to what is important to you.

6.Consider selling outdated electronic components gadgets which you own. There are lots of buyers, who consider older electronic products as vintage and decorative items, and you can sell all these at a great price. Furthermore, certain second hand device outlets such as BuyMyTronics can provide you an eco-friendly solution to dispose your used electronics and earn cash for them.

Remember music is a great gift that can help spread the holiday cheer throughout your friends, family and acquaintances. Most new MLM companies who specialize in this craft can help you save money on all of your online purchases with their cash back toolbar which is free to use and easy to save big.

With these above tips, it is easy to save money while purchasing the latest consumer electronics.

concerts-for-limosHow do you usually get to concerts?

Do you ride the bus?

Drive yourself?

(what about those pre-game drinks?? Ammiright???)

While both of those are great options for some people, if you really want to arrive in style, you should take a limo the next time you attend a concert. Not only do you not have to drive yourself and worry about where to park, it can be cheaper and more efficient than any other mode of transportation.

A special thinks to Anna McCarthy with Utah Limo Service for compiling these top 4 reasons to choosing a limo the next time you head out for concert fun:

  1. Parking – Parking is a major hassle any time you drive yourself anywhere…have you been to Austin City Limits before? But it is especially a hassle at a large event like a concert. In order to get a great spot, you have to show up extra early. And while that might mean you also get a good place in line, you have to stand outside for hours waiting for the venue to open. With a limo, you have none of those problems.
  1. Show up in style – Nothing is better than rolling up to a concert venue in a limo. All eyes will be on you and your group as you step out of the limo. Is that the band getting out? No, it’s you and your friends, skipping the hassle of parking your own car and having fun instead of worrying about where to leave a vehicle and whether or not it will be safe throughout the duration of the concert.
  1. Save on group rates – Isn’t a limo too expensive to rent just for a concert?On the contrary, if you pool the cost with your friends, it is likely to be on par with driving yourselves and parking for the evening. When you book with a group, lots of limo services have discounts, and with the added benefit of not having to worry about where you’re going to park or if the car will be safe, it’s definitely worth a little extra cash.
  1. Pre-game or post-game – One of the biggest benefits of taking a limo, instead of driving yourself, is that you don’t have to worry about drinking too much and not being able to drive. Most limos even have a mini-bar so it’s easy to pre-game before the show or post-game after the show is over. What could be better than that? You get to drink and you don’t have to worry about driving!

So, nuff said.

Next time you’re heading out, consider renting a concert limo…it will make things a lot easier and save ya tons of hassle. –Glam Punk Rock

Music downloading is something many people do today. It is an easy means to find all the artists you love in one place. You can put that music onto your listening gadget and enjoy it on the go. Even just 20 years back, this would have been unprecedented! Take a look at the pointers below to get more information.

If you are searching for a cheap means to download music, try using a free service instead of downloading. Service such as Pandora or Slacker will certainly let you hear music from any gadget. You do not need to keep the files on your phone or tablet; just pay attention to them streaming online.

Free Music Archive and The Web Archive provide complimentary music that is totally legal to download. Check them out if you are working on developing your collection. They typically consist of music from unknown or lesser understood artists, and the music periods every genre. Downloading is basic once you are at the site.

If you are fretted about the validity of the website you are downloading from, the simplest means to mention to is if they charge you for each tune. If there are no charges associated with the music you are downloading, then the website is probably swiping music and you could end up breaking the law.

When you download a song online, inspect its size. If it is less than 2 megabytes, unless it is an extremely short song, it is likely to be a virus. Many viruses are simply text and they do not take up much hard disk drive space, so be wary of little files.

It wasn’t long ago that an iPod would have seemed like a futuristic gadget. Even the web itself has actually just been readily available to us for a couple of years. In the future, exactly what great technologies will be on the market? Today, using the pointers above will certainly assist you to make the best of the devices we do have.

sumall_social_facebook_instagram_google_tumblr_twitter(3)You can utilize social media sites as a means to market your business, services or products. Nevertheless, there are things that have to be done a particular way in order to prevent failure. The short article that follows will assist you find out the very best approaches to use in social networks marketing.

To help get your customers interested in your products, you should run promotions with social networks advertising. Running promotions with this sort of advertising will keep your customers constantly informed of your products and also, keep your company on their minds. Social network promos or SEO programs like SEO Pro League are a wonderful way to spread the word about your company.

One general rule to stay clear of with social media advertising is to not frustrate your clients. Some marketing professionals over do it by regularly sending their consumers messages they actually do not need or want. This can irritate your readers and trigger them to not wish to see your website, particularly if you’re always bombarding them with messages!

When dealing with social media marketing, you need to always keep in mind that you are speaking with individual individuals, and not the masses. The tone of your postings should be directed to individual level for optimal success. It takes some practice to establish the best voice, however in time and with practice you will certainly have the ability to communicate successfully.

Do not publish irrelevant and insignificant posts on your social networks profiles. Always keep your posts professional and appropriate. No person cares that you got a new mobile phone, or that you are standing in line at the films. These unimportant posts must be reserved for your very own personal profile, not your business profile.

You will certainly be more successful if you can develop new and intriguing content. People will share something they think deserves their time or provokes a pleasant reaction. Take a look at successful campaigns and identify the type of material that individuals will want to share with their good friends on social media networks.

sumall_hanger_shopping_ecommerce_social_twitter_facebook_pinterest_holidays(1)Post connected to other article and have blog writers feature your content on their web site. This will work if you return the favor and if bloggers see your blog site as an excellent way to obtain promotion. Make sure there is no problem of interest in between you and the blogger who is going to include you.

You now have knowledge of the very best proven methods of social networks advertising. Use the suggestions that you were offered, and write an advertising strategy that you can work from to make the social sites on the internet your brand-new marketing domain.

They really can assist to grow your company quite rapidly.

sumall_blog_services_blogger_tumblr_wordpress_compared(1)Finding new means to obtain your company or website understood is tough. Fortunately, social media permits businesses to reach a greater number of customers than ever before. Right here are some terrific methods to make use of social media to market your site or company, so that you prosper on and off the Web.

Near the top of your blog, include a Facebook “like” box. People will discover it much easier to like your page and give you even more of a fan base. This will certainly allow visitors to “such as” the post and they do not need to leave the blog. The simpler it is to do for you, the much better it will be for you.

It is very important that you completely comprehend the time, and effort that enters into running a social networks advertising campaign. If you spend your effort and time on one social advertising technique, only to switch to the next latest technique, you will wind up at a dead end every time. Make a plan of attack and stick to it.

Relax, it is just an online conversation. E-mail made use of to scare the pants off of companies who did not understand the excellent, the bad, and the ugly of the entire thing. Now it is the go-to communication channel. Social media is the brand-new channel, and all you have to do is take a seat and speak with your clients. It is exactly what they want and exactly what you need.

sumall_twitter_pulse_followers_fans_growthLink your blog site to Linkedin by putting a share button at the top of the page. Because of its nature, Linkedin has users who are normally individuals with impact who have greater incomes, meaning a lot of prospective customers with cash to invest on your products and services. With more than 100 million individuals utilizing Linkedin, it is a terrific opportunity using social networks to market your business without spending a cent.

Talk with your customers regularly. Bearing in mind appropriateness and appreciating boundaries, comment on the consumer’s post or Facebook status. When you are making remarks do not get included with an individual conversation; contact them only when they are chatting about something that relates to your company or products.

When you use these tips for effective social networks marketing, you will certainly get more comfy with this type of marketing and be able to use it successfully. Making use of social networks should assist you remain in touch with your audience and create even more sales.

Playing the guitar can be an excellent method to unwind. There is nothing quite so relaxing as just sitting around, selecting a tune on your guitar. Whether you are a beginner who is simply starting, or an expert who has been betting years, you can benefit from the following information.

If you wish to discover ways to play the guitar, you need an instrument that is not too costly to exercise on. As you master things, and you choose that this truly is the instrument for you, you can upgrade. If you discover the guitar too discouraging or you just do not like it, you will certainly not be out that much cash.

In order to discover success on the guitar, it is very important to start with basic songs in the beginning. While they may appear ridiculous and immature, they will certainly teach you the essentials that you can build on later. If you attempt to tackle something too complicated, you are likely to become disappointed.

Never ever ignore the importance of taking the time to listen closely to what you are playing. An excellent ear will certainly take you extremely far. To help establish your ears, pick out simple tunes and attempt to play them without any sheet music or other helps. You will begin to compare melodies and chords in time.

Discover your own guitar style. When you have come down the standard, you have to develop your own playing design. Consider the kind of music you delight in. When you end up being comfortable playing the guitar, you must have the ability to experiment with all kinds of styles and play whatever you desire.

As you start to discover how to play your guitar, it is likewise a good idea to find out the best ways to alter your very own strings, and to tune your truss rod yourself. It can be expensive to have someone do these things for you, and if you know how, you can do it yourself as the need emerges. Strings break, and head out of tune at a minute’s notification, so knowing how implies you will be back to playing as soon as possible.

The guitar is a very flexible instrument that can be utilized in numerous various designs of music. Knowing how to play the guitar acts as a fantastic base for your musical education. No matter just how much you already understand about the guitar, the advice you have just read can assist you enhance your capabilities.

Are you considering downloading your preferred tunes? The exact same goes for downloading music – you need skilled guidance. This post assembles a few of the very best suggestions provided around the Internet. Check it out, and see how much you can find out.

A terrific suggestion to consider when you’re considering downloading music is to preview an entire cd prior to you decide to buy it. It’s never ever a good idea to buy an entire album if you’ve just heard one tune off of it. You could not like the rest it.

Amazon and iTunes are popular markets for finding downloaded music. You can establish a totally free account and browse songs from countless artists. In many cases, you can even hear a little sample of a tune before you buy it. This is an excellent means to access a great deal of music all in one place.

When you download music, it’s wise to be familiar with what you have actually currently downloaded and acquired previously. You do not want to waste cash on tracks you currently have. Generally, you can take a look at the history of your downloads to discover what you have actually currently downloaded from a service.

A great idea to use when considering downloading music is to ensure you aren’t tying up your internet connection with other things. You most likely want your music to download as quick as possible. This indicates you’ll wish to stop anything that might be using up any of your bandwidth.

Lots of artists have actually put up their own music for download at under one dollar per tune. This is a great way of getting a copy of your preferred tune and directing all earnings back to the artist instead of to a third party supplier. The artist makes money in full for his work, and you get a terrific song.

This post has provided you with excellent advice, however it depends on you if you will utilize it. With this suggestions in hand, you now have the obligation of putting it into action. You will be rather delighted that you did.