Anti-Semitic Vandalism in Latvia

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Riga, Latvia – Second Case of Anti-Semitic Vandalism in a Week December 13, 2010

Riga, Latvia – Police in Latvia were investigating Monday after a second incident of anti-Semitic vandalism in less than a week.

A memorial to Zanis Lipke, a Latvian credited with saving more than 50 Jews from death during World War II, was daubed with paint in the early hours of Monday morning, police said. The memorial was quickly cleaned up by municipal authorities.

The incident came just days after 89 tombstones in the Jewish Cemetery in Riga were daubed with swastikas by vandals, (as was reported here on Vos Iz Neias).

Latvian Foreign Minister Girts Valdis Kristovskis was quick to condemn the latest incident, saying ‘recurrent acts of vandalism’ were unacceptable.

Lipke, who died in 1987, was awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations by the Holocaust memorial organization Yad Vashem.… Read the rest

Digital Font Foundries / Font Foundries

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I have been a designer for my whole life.  My father was an industrial designer specializing in packaging graphics and corporate identity.  I spent my summers running a ‘stat camera’ and doing layout with letraset sheets in his design studio in Boston.  In whatever incarnation my life and career has taken, from actor, to photo assistant to NYC photographer to SEO guy to WordPress developer to Online Media Strategist, design has always been the boilerplate of reference.

The names of fonts were as familiar as the names of cars and hotrods on the street,  Franklin Gothic. Futura. Gil Sans. Goudy Sans. Helvetica Optima. Syntax. Univers. Bembo, Times New Roman, the names scroll on in my mind.

When I bought my first Mac (an LC II), it was in the quest to be able to print out a dynodex file into my swanky Filofax. … Read the rest

Search + Mobile Marketing Research 5-20-14

Gandalf Checking Email
We are going to see a huge increase in location-based marketing. With the rapid proliferation of devices, and the explosion of the Internet of Things, people will be carrying, utilizing, and depending on their devices more than ever. As part of the increased dependency, there is an increased expectation of services and personalization.

The social, mobile web has digitized information and allowed us all to connect with anyone, anywhere. When we need information, we can find it instantly. But digital disruption is about more than just information. As brands, we need to kill promotional marketing messages and start providing customer-centric information that is helpful to our target customers.

Smartphones and tablets have effectively become the center—and integrating components—of consumers’ multiplatform lives. In that sense, though, mobile is more than “the new desktop.” It has a role with far greater significance than simply serving as a substitute computing device.… Read the rest

Mobile Marketing Statistics 2014

 

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Mobile Marketing Statistics 2014
http://www.smartinsights.com/mobile-marketing/mobile-marketing-analytics/mobile-marketing-statistics/

Mobile traffic up to 15 per cent of global internet traffic in May 2013 – up from 10 per cent in May 2012, and six per cent in May 2011.
http://www.smartinsights.com/digital-marketing-strategy/ccmary-meeker-2013-internet-trends-in-the-usa/#comments-section

Published May 2013 by Mary Meeker and Liang Wu
The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends
http://www.kpcb.com/insights/2013-internet-trends

Mobile marketing strategy guide
http://www.smartinsights.com/guides/mobile-marketing-guide/

Mobile marketing briefing
http://www.smartinsights.com/guides/mobile-marketing-briefing/

4th Quarter Online Mobile Traffic Up 40% Over Last Year
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/217210/4th-quarter-online-mobile-traffic-up-40-over-last.html

April 2014 Report:
Small Business Rollercoaster Continues
http://www.nfib.com/surveys/small-business-economic-trends/

SEO & PPC Q1 2014 Trends: ‘(not provided)’, Mobile & Bing Ads All Grow [Reports]
http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2340362/SEO-PPC-Q1-2014-Trends-not-provided-Mobile-Bing-Ads-All-Grow-Reports

The Search Agency’s State of Paid Search Report: Q1 2014
http://info.thesearchagency.com/StateofPaidSearchQ12014.html

RKG Digital Marketing Report Highlights Mobile Traffic Growth; Strong Impact of Product Ads in Paid Search
http://www.rimmkaufman.com/announcements/rkg-q1-2014-report-highlights-mobile-traffic-growth/

5 Tips for Using Facebook News Feed Ads
http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2333625/5-Tips-for-Using-Facebook-News-Feed-AdsRead the rest

A Modern Mystic ~ Contemporary Guru

Fiery Meteorites raining down from Space

Eckhart Tolle    https://www.eckharttolle.com
Mary Anne Williamson    http://www.marianne.com
John Ruskan    http://www.emclear.com
Julia Cameron    http://juliacameronlive.com
Neale Donald Walsch    http://www.nealedonaldwalsch.com
David R Hawkins    https://www.veritaspub.com
Miguel Angel Ruiz    http://www.miguelruiz.com
Thomas Moore     http://careofthesoul.net
Raymond Grace    http://www.raymongrace.us

Vaddy Ratner Site
http://www.vaddeyratner.com/
Don Miguel Ruiz Site
http://www.miguelruiz.com/
Marianne Williamson!
http://www.marianne.com/
Neale Donald Walsch Site
http://www.nealedonaldwalsch.com/
The Secret
http://thesecret.tv/living.html
Neale Donald Walsch (Google Search)
http://goo.gl/wpKxFD
Don Miguel Ruiz (Google Search)
http://goo.gl/oQUlVd
Dr Micheal Lennox Dreaming Interpretation
http://www.dreaminginterpretation.com/

“Are you a mystic? You’ve probably never thought of yourself as one. You’ll rarely find a mystic calling herself a mystic, though anyone who seeks to experience the Divine on a personal and intimate level could be on the mystic’s path. The path of a mystic is one of the heart; it’s for those who have fallen in love with the Creator or creation itself.”
http://www.sedonameditation.Read the rest

40 Great Content Tools

At The Beach
I was stunned to click the link to 40+ Tools & Tips to Execute a Winning Content Strategy by Chuck Price and to find so much great information and links to so many awesome tools.  Some of the tools I have used and use currently, but to have them all in one place on one web page is pretty awesome.  I will return to give deeper edits to this page, or even delete it entirely, but I found it useful, inspirational and too damn good to not to want to have it as a reference. I have put a huge no index, no follow on this post, in order to not have this appear as total duplicate content.

There really is no excuse for poor content in 2014.… Read the rest

Search Engine Marketing Data Research Q2 2014

Search Engine Optimization Rules

Well, ideally it would be a multitude of human zombie bots controlled by my personal minions at the behest of my client’s fears and desires. Of course, if I were that level of omnipotence, I would be vying for the role of Planet Emperor.  In that case why would I even be wasting my precious time running an online SEO/SEM agency? I would probably be tearing up the skies in my private jumbo jet being served narcotics and food from the hands of my sky vixens.

Realistically and all snarkiness aside: news feed is by far the most valuable real estate you can get on Facebook

Facebook Mobile App Install Ads: Optimize Beyond Clicks to Drive Higher ROI
http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2282529/Facebook-Mobile-App-Install-Ads-Optimize-Beyond-Clicks-to-Drive-Higher-ROI

where you are seeing success via Direct response on Facebook?… Read the rest

Lite Coin Research 2-28-14

Lite Coin 2-1
https://litecoin.org/

http://www.litecoinminingmadeeasy.com/hardware-guide.php

http://www.cryptocoincharts.info/

http://www.ltc-charts.com/

http://litecoinexchangerate.org/

http://www.ibtimes.com/litecoin-2014-will-cryptocurrency-overtake-bitcoin-new-year-1526316

http://www.coinwarz.com/calculators/litecoin-mining-calculator/?h=1000.00&p=500.00&pc=0.10&pf=0.00&d=3507.70304307&r=50.00000000&er=0.02596000&btcer=709.71000000&hc=0.00

http://kotaku.com/bitcoin-mining-is-getting-out-of-control-1471769898

http://www.techspot.com/article/777-litecoin-mining-project/

Images of a recent Litecoin Mining rig
http://imgur.com/a/ysEG0

Lite Coin Further research 2-18-14.txt

Get some bitcoins without having to pay anything. Seriously. It’s at http://bit.ly/bitcoinbillions

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202046

GIGABYTE Radeon R7 260X GV-R726XWF2-2GD Video Card r7 265
http://tinyurl.com/phl6lwz

3 Gigabyte R9 270s
http://tinyurl.com/koawe8x

The Homebrew Litecoin Mining Project
http://www.techspot.com/article/777-litecoin-mining-project/

bitcoins trading for lite coins Google Search Results
http://goo.gl/nN9olB

https://btc-e.com/exchange/ltc_usd

PNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 660 Graphics card – 2 GB – GDDR5 SDRAM
http://tinyurl.com/kokbhoo

nvidia geforce 7800 GT
http://tinyurl.com/k4gwk88

https://btc-e.com/Read the rest

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2014

©Caitlin McGinn-1st place winner Yad Vashem International Poster Competition  2013

©Caitlin McGinn-1st place winner Yad Vashem International Poster Competition 2013

Steven Spielberg: We must act on what was learned from the Holocaust

Oscar-winning film director, writer and producer Steven Spielberg stressed on Monday the importance of gathering testimony to horrors such as the Holocaust in order to create awareness and preventative measures for the future.

“Mass graves don’t have to open up before we act,” Spielberg said in the keynotes address of a special UN General Assembly session marking the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. “It is a great accomplishment of our species that the testimonies [of survivors] can be heard in the high chambers of society.”

The director of the epic Holocaust-era film Schindler’s List said the memory of the Holocaust remained with us today and the victims of past genocide had now become “teachers to victims of recent genocide.”

“Genocide is an evil.… Read the rest

The Speed of Cultural Transmission

Ever since the Hong Kong action-movie boom of the 1980s, the film industries of East Asia have arguably been better at making old-fashioned, hard-boiled crime thrillers than Hollywood has. Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning “The Departed,” after all, was a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong thriller “Infernal Affairs” (albeit an excellent remake with its own spirit and considerable subtlety). While Asian pop cinema remains just off the radar screen of mainstream American culture, it’s a whole lot easier to find than it used to be. This week, Korean writer-director Park Hoon-jung’s byzantine, slick and bloody mob drama “New World” opens theatrically in numerous North American cities, just a few weeks after its smash-hit premiere in Korea.

Part of this new accessibility is simply about the speed of cultural transmission; no doubt pirated copies of “New World” are already available on the Internet, or on the sidewalks of Asian immigrant neighborhoods.… Read the rest

President Obama accomplishments listed by Rachel Maddow Novemeber 5, 2012


Karl Rove Melts Down on National Television November 5th, 2012

Maddow then played a clip of Karl Rove contesting Fox News’ call that Obama won the state of Ohio, and therefore the presidency on Tuesday night. She then launched into a rant which can only be described as epic for comprehensively denouncing every conspiracy theory that cropped up during the 2012 election cycle. She said:

Rachel Maddow Truth Teller

“Ohio really did go to President Obama last night, he really did win. He really was born in Hawaii, and he really is, legitimately, president of the United States again. And The Bureau of Labor Statistics did not make up a fake unemployment rate last month. And the Congressional Research Service really can find no evidence that cutting taxes on rich people grows the economy.

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Marie Antoinette Endorses Mitt Romney

“I am doing everything I can to help Mitt Romney be the NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE USA!!!!!! I made this commercial for him and am hoping that he will approve it. But so far his campaign has not gotten back to me. If enough people see this video, maybe he will return my calls!”

Marie Antoinette baptised Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna (or Maria Antonia Josephina Johanna); 2 November 1755 – 16 October 1793), born an archduchess of Austria, was Dauphine of France from 1770 to 1774 and Queen of France and Navarre from 1774 to 1792. She was the fifteenth and penultimate child of Holy Roman Emperor Francis I and Empress Maria Theresa.

In April 1770, on the day of her marriage to Louis-Auguste, Dauphin of France, she became Dauphine of France.… Read the rest