Bloggers Must Disclose Payments for Reviews


The Federal Trade Commission on Monday took steps to make product information and online reviews more accurate for consumers, regulating blogging for the first time and mandating that testimonials reflect typical results.

The FTC will require that writers on the Web clearly disclose any freebies or payments they get from companies for reviewing their products. The commission also said advertisers featuring testimonials that claim dramatic results cannot hide behind disclaimers that the results aren’t typical.

I might as well come clean now. I’m currently paid by the Neon Association of America for Neon Nights, Cats of America for every cat post, and Jesus pays me money out of his robe for the Where’s Jesus page. Oh, and Deepsea and Gorckat have given me coin to not delete their comments.

Anne Frank: the only existing film images

July 22 1941. The girl next door is getting married. Anne Frank is leaning out of the window of her house in Amsterdam to get a good look at the bride and groom. It is the only time Anne Frank has ever been captured on film. At the time of her wedding, the bride lived on the second floor at Merwedeplein 39. The Frank family lived at number 37, also on the second floor. The Anne Frank House can offer you this film footage thanks to the cooperation of the couple.

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I Get Email


My name is Mike Krumboltz; I am contacting you on behalf of a band group that will record their new album and also have a live performance in your city and they will arrive on 12th January 2010 and will stay through bigining of March.

This group need to be tattooed before they start with their recording and live performance. Kindly let me know how we can proceed with this arrangement so that you will tattoo them. They are made up of 6 band members and you will have to tattoo all of them.

Get back so we can arrange on the best you will have chance to handle this project of tattooing the six band members.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Warm regards.

Mike Krumboltz.

Well, I’m not a tattoo artist, nor have I ever even been in a tattoo parlor but I’m more than willing to give this a go.

Conservative Bible Project

Conservapedia finds the Bible too liberal for their tastes:

Liberal bias has become the single biggest distortion in modern Bible translations. There are three sources of errors in conveying biblical meaning:

* lack of precision in the original language, such as terms underdeveloped to convey new concepts of Christianity
* lack of precision in modern language
* translation bias in converting the original language to the modern one.

Of these three sources of errors, the last introduces the largest error, and the biggest component of that error is liberal bias. Large reductions in this error can be attained simply by retranslating the KJV into modern English.