Saturday, June 12, 2010

Inspiration

I believe that there comes a time in every one's life in which the past slaps them right in the face. All the good, all the bad, and all the things we wish we could go back and change. When that moment arrives...it never leaves. It lasts a week, then a month, until we finally we realize that it will be there everyday for the rest of our lives...it is our past. The past is gone and there is nothing we can do about it. We can not get it back, we can not change it and it will grow with every waking hour.

Everyone will handle that moment differently. Some of us will try to forget and move on. Some of us will thank god for all the gifts they have received thus far. Many of us learn from our mistakes and try to do better. I think most people, including myself, will do all of the above.

I look at the past knowing that I made mistakes. I look at the past and ask why? But mostly I look at the past knowing that it is what will pave the way for the future. The good, the bad, every memory...they are there for a reason. They are now tools that can be used to make a better future.

My mother always said... "It doesn't matter what other people think or say about you, Tyla...as long as you know, in your heart, how you have lived your life and that you have done right by others...that's all that matters." She was right. I know how I have lived my life and I am not ashamed. I know how I have treated others and still I am not ashamed. I have made mistakes...but we all have. Lord knows how many times I have been knocked down...but I've always fought to get back up. I have been used by others, lied to, lied about and had my heart broken more than once, yet through it all, my mind remains open and my heart is still as big as the sun.

The past is a book waiting to be finished. How we choose to use those experiences will determine each chapter in our 'Book of Life'. Embrace the past, for it will guide you to a better future...and eventually a happy ending.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Put Illinois to Work

The Put Illinois to Work program is designed to match employers with Illinois residents who are legally present in the United States, authorized to work and are seeking employment. Qualified applicants must be between the ages of 18-21 or be the custodial or non-custodial parent of a minor child. Applicants may not have an income that is above 200% of the federal poverty level.

This is an excellent opportunity for all employers (public, private and non-profit) to find workers suited for their needs and train them for a possible permanent position. All payroll is provided through the program, including the cost of workers comp and Social Security, therefore no financial loss is accrued by employers if they do not find the right individuals to suit their needs.

The program is funded by the State of Illinois and federal funding made available in the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Emergency Contingency Fund created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The Emergency Contingency Fund expires on September 30, 2010. Therefore all subsidized employment placements must end by that date.

The hourly wage for employees is $10 per hour and is paid for through the Put Illinois to Work program. Employers are encouraged, but not obligated to provide permanent positions after the funding expires September 30, 2010.

Employers, and those looking for work, should visit the DHS website and sign-up today.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

GDI Scam Exposed

Global Domains International, or GDI, is a company who's main focus is selling .ws domain names to customers. That seems reasonable right? But the problem is the various affiliate programs they use to lure customers into the $10 per month domain purchase. Most of the affiliate programs are matrix schemes that do not even disclose their affiliation with GDI.

There are several of these get rich quick websites on the Internet. Once you join or buy into one of these programs they send your own website to promote. And guess what, after you have invested in the program, that same program will ask you to join the .ws Global Domains International program. You will receive emails asking you why you haven't joined GDI.

Most people who buy into these so called affiliate programs, use traffic exchanges in an attempt to get others to sign up for the program. Most of the programs promise you monetary gain when you get others to sign up. Now here is where the scam comes in. The affiliate program sent you a nice, ready made website to promote. You are clicking away in traffic exchanges trying to get sign ups for the program, while all along, the site you are sending traffic too is actually a sign up page for GDI.

Here is how I figured this out. I signed up for the $5 Magic program. It is a snail mail program that works similar to a chain letter. They sent me a website in which my name was listed in the number 4 position. So, I though, all I needed to do is get three others to sign up, then I would be in the #1 position. The site then listing my name in position #1 would generate more sign-ups and the $5 bills would start rolling into the mailbox.

After following the instructions given I received my website via email. I used several manual traffic exchanges attempting to get others to sign up as well. I really thought this was a cool idea. Then BAM! In one of the traffic exchanges I notice that the thumbnail generated for my promotional website was not promoting my $5 magic program...it was promoting GDI. This is a bait and switch maneuver an is illegal. Obviously there must be a code within the .html website they send that opens as $5 magic when viewed by myself, at my IP address, but when opened by others it is a sign-up page for GDI.

MyEzyBiz is an example of another affiliate program linked to GDI. They advetise free pre-launch and throw you a couple sign-ups, but when you do not sign up for GDI, communication from MyEzyBiz stops and you are left out in the cold and probably out a bit of money as well.

Most matrix programs are legal in the United States, but these affiliate programs are only generating profits for those already positioned within the GDI corporation. Major players in the matrix are generating money through these affiliate programs with actual legitimate websites...no hidden code. All the money generated from these money making scams goes straight up to GDI. Then some of the profits trickle down to those who are already positioned within the GDI corporation. That pool of individuals at the bottom buying into these programs generally never receive a cent.

Do not buy into these programs. By doing so you are allowing GDI to generate income which allows them to create more bogus programs and prey on those faced with bad economic times and are desperate to make money. GDI is ranked #37 in the top 500 fastest growing private companies...and they are not even selling legitimate products.

Do yourself a favor and do not invest any more money or generate any more traffic to programs affiliated with Global Domains International. You are getting ripped off.
Some men see things the way they are and ask, "Why?"
I dream things that never were, and ask "Why not?"
quote: George Bernard Shaw