Birmingham Fund Raiser For the Natalee Holloway Trust Fund

DSCN7814I had the good fortune to be invited to the Benefit for Natalee held in Birmingham on Thursday Evening, the 25th of August. The event was held in a converted warehouse that could hold over 1,500 people. And I have to say, the building was filled to capacity.

The room was decorated with a Wizard of Oz theme, as it is a favorite of Natalee’s while also reminding everyone that “There is no place like home”. The invitation stated that the party was organized by Courtney Cox and David Arquette, as Courtney came from this area, and still has family in the Birmingham area. They famous couple was not in attendance but did provide a video appearance to the event, and helped coordinate a very impressive selection in the Silent Auction.

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Posted August 27, 2005 by
Natalee Holloway | no comments

Google Ad words – Is it a new fraud target?

There is a new concern popping out on the web, and it is click fraud. Seth Godin responds to it here. He talks about a growing army in India that for their work they click Google ads.

Fred Wilson relates a story about a Seth’s son. From :A VCSeth’s 11 year old son asked him “dad, why don’t they just pay people to click the links?”

Now I know Seth’s son is smart – apples don’t fall too far from the trees after all – and soon he’ll figure out that you don’t even need people to click on the links.

And what if you are paying $120 a click for the keyword mesothelioma as this ambulance chaser law firm does?

I am looking to place Google ads soon, and I am afraid that it will be a losing proposition as time goes by. This will be very interesting to follow as time goes by.

Also, I wonder how one can get the term mesothelioma on to show up on their adsense page?

I guess I just did…

Posted March 6, 2005 by
General | no comments

Did Blogs Kill the NYT Tech Section?

Steve Rubel, a PR agent who studies how Weblogs interact with business, has found this rumor. 

Rumor has it, according to the New York Post, that The New York Times is said to be planning to end “Circuits” as a stand-alone section covering the high-tech world by the end of April. My immediate thought is – did the rising influence of the major gadget blogs like Engadget and Gizmodo play a role? This may be a sign of a coming shakeout in tech media.

[Micro Persuasion]


A sea change is coming to the newspaper industry. Craigslist has changed the classified marketplace in the markets it has entered. Classified advertising was a cash cow for the newspapers. Now it is an afterthought.

Posted March 3, 2005 by
General, Main | no comments

Byrd Denies Hitler Comment

Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sen. Robert Byrd’s description of Adolf Hitler’s rise to power was meant as a warning to heed the past and not as a comparison to Republicans, a spokesman for the West Virginia Democrat says.

As they said in the 80′s:

Yeah…. Thats the ticket.

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“Terrible chapters of history ought never be repeated,” said Tom Gavin, spokesman for Byrd. “All one needs to do is to look at history to see how dangerous it is to curb the rights of the minority.”

Message to Tom Gavin, he is spokesman for a KKK Kleagle! This is the true nature of the good Senator.

Posted March 3, 2005 by
Main | no comments

New and interesting site

Discover the Network

This is an interesting site that categorizes all of the interactions on the left. It has a visual map tool that is intriguing. I found this through Neal Boortz site, and according to him, the left is outraged by it.

I think that it is a situation where the truth hurts. And shows the power of transparency that the internet brings.

Posted February 27, 2005 by
General | 4 comments

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