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In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Science, Self Improvement on August 2, 2012 at 7:39 am


Sweets for the Sweets and Sunday is a great day to partake. And I don’t mean in the ice cream sundae you see in the pic, though the recipe for it is at the bottom of the feed. Happy Sunday!

Today I’d like to focus in on the foundation of you
and encourage you to meditate on a daily to get through,
and encourage you to eat well – less carbs and less fat,
and encourage you to self preserve. Yes – we all need that.

Today I’m taking it easy. I am happy indeed.
Today my mission is to help someone and sew a good seed.
Send me a shout out – if you are in need.
Today it’s about humanity & philanthropy.

I’m a cheerful giver and a happy vibe spreader daily.
Some people receive me and some people think I’m crazy.
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Presidential COOKIE Bake-Off

Michelle Obama says:
“Every evening Barack, the girls and I sit down for a family dinner with good conversation and healthy food. If we want to splurge, the white and dark chocolate chip cookies created by the girls’ godmother, is the perfect special treat.” …click here to get the recipes and VOTE

Presidential Cookie Bake-Off


The Benefits of LUNCH

Today I decided to cook lunch, rather than do take out. Besides I’m on a tight budget and all that I had in the freezer was ground beef, turkey burger patties, frozen fruit (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, mangos, pineapple, peaches) and chicken. I went with the chicken, thawed out a few strawberries, pulled fresh spinach from the fridge that I bought last night and mixed up a balsamic vinegarett and tah-dahhh! Lunch is served and the fam is looking at me like I’m a winner. …click here to continue


What’s in the Kitchen

You can say a lot of things about the FDA institution,
but you don’t have to eat fast food when there are better food solutions.

Lean burgers that won’t dry out
In an effort to cook healthier, I’ve been making burgers with lean beef — but they just aren’t as juicy and succulent as my usual recipe. So I was happy to learn this trick: Mix 1 cup of plain yogurt and 3/4 cup of bread crumbs into each pound of meat. The yogurt’s lactic acid will tenderize the beef while the bread will retain moisture. …click here for more food 411


Metabolic Miser

Your metabolism is your bodys motor. It’s beautiful. However the TUNE-UPS and products you use are what keeps it running like new,, ‘My God you haven’t gained a pound since high school. It must be your diet.’

Diet isn’t a bad word unless your eating habits are. Which also translate to, ‘Your car isn’t a crappy car, it’s the way that you’re caring for it (or lack of)’.

“As we age, we develop a gunk build-up in the hoses and valves, that need flushing every now and then to perform at our most optimum levels.”

While my youth is about me, I’m trying to get an understanding.
When it’s comes to looking good – Priority is demanding.
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You are ONLINE – Forget about PRIVACY

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Technology on August 2, 2012 at 7:36 am

Do you Facebook?

Remember that old MJ jam, “I always feel like somebody’s watching me“? Well, if you’re online, the chances are highly likely that someone is watching you. Even if its just the cookie snatchers. Cookies are all that are needed to identify you and your habits, where you shop, what you eat, what kind of illnesses you’ve been battling, (because you researched symptoms & remedies online), your fashion tastes are known, as well as your fondness for HIGH TIMES Magazine. YES. Ye ol’ PRIVACY as you knew it back in the ’80’s [and before] is virtually inexistent.

Recently I was reading one of Kevin Chappell’s RADAR reports on The Fight To Guard Your Privacy Online and thought this would be the perfect topic to share with you. I know you wonder about it [your privacy], especially now that you have Facebook. Right? Well it just means your intuition is awake. So read on and check out what Kevin has to say about it. He offers great tips on how to TAKE ACTION with Search Engines and GPS tracking, (you know, that little “location” feature that often shares your geographical position in the world, when you post a comment or something). Ha! What privacy.


The more ou do online, the more information you leave behind. And nowadays, since most Americans do quite a bit on the Internet – from social networking and e-mailing to booking flights and banking – we’re all leaving digital footprints tha allow our most personal information to be accessed by strangers.

“Our privacy laws have not kept up as technology has changed the way we hold information.”

That’s why a coalition of privacy advocates and businesses is urging Congress to update electronic privacy laws, many of which were written before the Internet even existed. The movement is called dotRights, a catchy term that speaks to developing a clear national standard for protecting an individual’s personal electronic information.

“The Founding Fathers recognized that citizens in a democracy need privacy for their ‘persons, papers and effects’,” the ACLU said in a statement given to a Judiciary subcommittee. “That remains as true as ever. But our privacy laws have not kept up as technology has changed the way we hold information.” While opponents of more stringent privacy laws cite access to electronic information as a way to guard against national security threats, privacy advocates say we should limit the government’s power to tap into civilian lives. Following 9/11, unprecedented power was given to the federal government when the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), signed into law in 1986, was weakened by provisions in the Patriot Act (which grants the government a nearly limitless right to examine your affairs if it feels you might threaten national security.)

The Obama administration recently proposed the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights which provides extra protection on top of the current ECPA laws. If enacted, the privacy bill of rights would give Internet users the right, among other things, to control what data is collected, and how it is used and shared. Studies have shown that African-Americans tend to be more concerned about Internet privacy issues than Whites.


Search Engines

[THE ISSUE]: Most engines record your searches, keeping record on you and your searches for months, or even years. They use this information to create a profile about you. While they say the profile is used mainly to customize your search experience and provide you with relevant advertising, some sell the info to companies and give it to the government. In 2009, Google released data after having received more than 3,500 requests from law enforcement.

[THE ACTION]: Put pressure on the search engines to institute policies and legislators to pass laws — including The Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights –that allow users to use search engines without compromising personal information.


GPS Tracking

[THE ISSUE]: The prevalence of mobile phones with GPS technology means every Ameican is, in essence carrying a portable tracking device that can be used to reveal his or her current and past locations. The Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act was introduced in the House and Senate to protect location privacy. The bill requires law enforcement to get a warrant based on a probate cause before accessing location information, and also regulates the use of this information by businesses.

[THE ACTION]: With location-tracking cases increasing, the legislation would provide a clear national standard for law enforcement. At present, the bill is stalled in Congress. Supporters of the legislation should write their congressperson and encourage passage.

Kevin Chappell is a literal reporter for EBONY magazine,
and between search engines and social sites – your identity has been seen.

Privacy doesn’t exist, and can unmask you at anytime.
I’m Qui
and I’ve embraced bigger brothers power online.
He’s nosey.