Thursday, November 3, 2011

Top Stories According to Me (From Caught My Eye)

I have to admit my current events blogs are the hardest to keep up. The reason being, it's not like you can schedule a certain news event to happen right now at a certain place in time. I have had a lot of visitors on this blog though, so its a shame I probably let them down at times. I will do better, I promise!

For now, here are some stories I collected from around the web (link leads to Caught My Eye blog):

Tops Stories According to Me

Sunday, October 23, 2011

What if gas price increases are unnecessary? (And we think they are!)

Some information in this post made me wonder. What if gas prices have risen unnecessarily? What if they amount we have to pay is really way more than we should-way above the amount of inflating crude oil prices?

An example of what I mean is found on the page provided at the link below (more info provided below link):

Barefoot Investor: Oil prices up in Asia

More Comments From Me:

When I hear phrases such as "light sweet crude for delivery in November, added 93 cents to $83.91 a barrel" or "Brent North Sea crude for November delivery gained 53 cents to $106.41 [a barrel] it makes me not panic so much. As you can see the amount of increase on the $83 barrel is only about a penny per dollar or a little over 1% (figured .93 divided by $83.91 = .011 or 1.10 cents, or 1.1% )

The 53-cent increase on the $106.41 barrel figures out to only a less than a half of a cent per dollar. (It would be .00498 cents to be exact).

Thursday, October 6, 2011

User Poll: Should Sarah Palin have Still Ran for President in 2012?

I am curious as to what people think. Should Sarah Palin have still run for president? Please answer "Yes," "No,", "Don't Know," Or "Don't Care" when you participate in the user poll located in the upper right sidebar of my Reformed Ignorant Current Events Blog. I would like you to vote, and I also would like you to comment to this or another Sarah Palin post.

Caught My Eye: Sarah Palin Not Running for President 2012


I just wrote an entry on my Caught My Eye blog about how Sarah Palin is not running for president. I have mixed feelings about it. I would have considered her for president. Then again, I know many people were disappointed in her for quitting her position as governor.

I suppose women in particular may be disappointed because it gives the world to believe that they are flighty, emotional, or otherwise not able to make sound political or business decisions. One main reason Palin gave for not wanting to run though I would consider very valid. She says that her family comes first.

Here are a few more similar but further thoughts nonetheless posted here:


Caught My Eye: Sarah Palin Not Running for President 2012:

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

About 9/11: Am American Disaster

This is yet another post that could be off topic as far as the subject of some of my blogs are concerned. However, this is important nonetheless. This is about America, the country I live in and how the September 11th Disaster that occurred on September 11th, 2001 affected our whole country, and our whole world. Therefore, I decided to alert you that I have posted this entry on more than one of my blogs.

You can find the most significant entry I wrote pertaining to the 9/11 disaster here:

My inspiration for this entry I posted at the link above was ignited by a call to submissions by MSN.com:

Whether you are touched more by my story or another's is not really the issue. I just hope you find something that you can identify with or related to on this evening of the September, 11th Disaster (and the days onward) when you read the stories of real people. 

Warm wishes
 
J.A.B.'s Freelance World, A Whole New World of Writing!
 

How the September 11th, 2001 Disaster Affected Me

The September 11th, 2001 Disaster impacted me in an indirect but special way, because New York was a secondary home to me for about eight months from 1994 to 1995. Little did I know just six years later that plane bombings would destroy the most significant structures standing in Manhattan's Ground Zero.

The Morning of 9/11

I remember waking up to a phone call to a man from a prayer group that first told me the news. After that phone conversation, a day that was originally an ordinary day where I just got up and went to work turned into a morning of shock. While at work, my co-workers and me watched broadcasts and updates of the plane bombings, possible Osama Bin Laden whereabouts, and so on.

The Eve of 9/11

Sometime after I frantically went to the gas station out of fear of rising petroleum prices, my downstairs neighbor confided with me. He frantically lamented, "I have relatives who lived [on the East Coast]!"

I decided to show Earl compassion by laminating a "We will Never Forget" newspaper page I found from the Green Bay-Press Gazette (the newspaper of the city in which I was born). I wanted him to have it as a keepsake just in case he hears some sad news.

I also had (eventually) contacted people I lived with in New York. I was relieved to know they were all "okay" especially a man named George who actually worked on Wall St. as a broker.

I wished I had taken photos while I was in New York almost ten years prior to 9/11. That way, I would have something to compare to when I see photos and videos of Downtown Manhattan today ("The City"). I also long to go back to New York and see for myself first hand how different it is at "Ground Zero" now than it used to be.

Still, I do not need photos to remember my memories of living in New York when I did. I still picture myself standing on the highest level allowed to a tourist on one of the Twin Towers that no longer exists.

I also still remember looking over Manhattan from one of the Towers. It was a breathtaking view up there to minute people walking around below, and it was intriguing to see tiny lines with wheels (vehicles). I also distinctly remember the view of the Hudson waterway, and the geometrical land and building shapes.

Every time I see or hear about New York and the September 11th incident-even when watching a fiction movie-I feel a bit melancholy. I actually miss being in New York and wish to go back.

Of course, now hurricane Irene just hit. Go figure. What are the odds? Irene hits the coast almost on the tenth anniversary of September 11th, 2011. Everything happens for reasons I cannot explain, except to say it is destiny.

But still, if I had the chance I would go back to New York just to see how different it is in “The City” than it was when I lived there many years before.

How 9/11 Affected Me (A Wake-up Call)

The fact that the Twin Towers and the Pentagon building and several small buildings were demolished hits me hard. It made me realize what such a comfort bubble I grew up in, being too young for the Vietnam War as well as the two other Major World Wars that occurred before the turn of the century and before 2001.

This is and was one of the most tragic incidences that I recall happening to America since I have been born. Even more lives were lost in it than the Oklahoma City bombing from years before, and the Virginia Tech tragedy years later.

All these catastrophes-especially 9/11 are usually a "wake-up call" for me. These terrible events remind me not to take life for granted. No one is promised even one more day, so we all need to try to live life to the fullest.

Usually an event such as the September 11th, 2001 airplane bombings strike me in another way. This event in particular made me realize that America is not invincible as I used to think. Still, this is only a taste of the violence that people experience in other places of the world, especially the Middle East.

My decision to write the above story was inspired by this call to submissions:


What you see at this link at at the official MSN news site is other people's stories. You can decide what impacts you as you read the stories that touch your heart.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Incoming Blog Entry: Work and Your Health

I just posted an article on Caught My Eye regarding the top ten most dangerous jobs. This determination of danger is based on the number of deaths per 100,000 people. When you consider your line of work you have many pros and cons to consider.

This is true whether you are a freelance writer, home business owner, or factory worker. It is true whether you desire to be in a more physical job, such as fish harvesting, logging, farming, or machine operating. Police work also is very risky, among other professions. I have a link on my blog via the Caught My Eye for people who want to learn more about new professions. 

This may be one way to appreciate whatever line of work you are in, It could also help you determine whether or not you should remain self-employed or find a steady job, or vice-versa. 

I Had a Whirl of a Time! (Incoming Entry on Personal Blog)

Hello world! This is the J.A.B.'s Freelance World Blog Network shouting out to everyone that I have a Notice of New Blog Post (Local Green Bay, WI Blog), It is a more personal blog and I just captured my experience of Artstreet 2011, a special local event for artists and musicians. This may not be the topic of the blog you are currently reading, but I am alerting you of new entries on other portions of this network. 

This is just a way for me to let all my readers know that I am still alive and still out there, even if I am not on this specific blog every day. I post at least one blog entry minimum per day throughout my network. However, I often display many entries within a 12 to 24 hour period. I never want my readers to think I forgot about them!

I Had a Whirl of a Time! (Incoming Entry on Personal Blog)

Hello world! This is the J.A.B.'s Freelance World Blog Network shouting out to everyone that I have a Notice of New Blog Post (Local Green Bay, WI Blog), It is a more personal blog and I just captured my experience of Artstreet 2011, a special local event for artists and musicians. This may not be the topic of the blog you are currently reading, but I am alerting you of new entries on other portions of this network. 

This is just a way for me to let all my readers know that I am still alive and still out there, even if I am not on this specific blog every day. I post at least one blog entry minimum per day throughout my network. However, I often display many entries within a 12 to 24 hour period. I never want my readers to think I forgot about them!

Notice of Incoming Entries (Caught My Eye)

Note to blog readers: This may be an off topic post, unless you are right now on the Caught My Eye Blog.

Please read new posts submitted to Caught My Eye, another J.A.B.'s Freelance World Network blog. The latest updates on this blog pertain to breaking news about hurricane/tropical storm Irene. You also will see info about the affect that hurricane Katrina still has six years later.

Another recent entry on this blog is in reference to a Los Angeles car explosion. Countless other stories and features I found interesting are collected at Caught My Eye. I share a summary of the story and add my own comments and responses to each one.

New content is published here as well as on other J.A.B.'s Freelance World blogs a regular basis. I am passionate about life and everything that happens around me.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Notice of Incoming Blog Entry

Note to blog readers: Except for the blog this applies to it may be an off topic post. This is just my way of alerting my entire network of an incoming post. 

Please read new posts submitted to Blog in the Life of a Writer, another J.A.B.'s Freelance World Network blog. Blog in the life of a writer chronicles the joys and trials of a writer, and it also helps readers learn about the everyday life of a person who is employed in this profession. Writing tips, writing exercises, and personal updates are provided here. 

Quotes of the day and words of the day are also provided via Blog in the life of a Writer and private sources. My hope is that you will learn something as you delve into the inspiration and information provided on this portal. New content is published here as well as on other J.A.B.'s Freelance World blogs a regular basis. 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

New 'Caught My Eye' Blog posts

I have stored here a collection of news and feature stories from around the web. I will refer back to these from time to time while conducting research for my writing projects. My feedback regarding what I learned from these published articles is also provided in each entry. By reading my responses to published news stories, you will enter into the mind of an average American citizen.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Please view my new entry on the J.A.B.'s Freelance World Blog Network...

A new blog entry has just been posted to the following J.A.B.'s Freelance World Blog: Caught My Eye . This is a place where short commentaries are made on recent news or feature stories of unlimited categories of topics. This is a great place to find referrals to information needed for writing research, particularly for website writing.

Note: This is just a general off-topic notice that may not necessarily pertain to the topic of a specific blog. However, it is my way of alerting network readers that a new entry has been posted somewhere today by J.A.B.'s Freelance World.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

End of the World: With only 15 minutes left? What are you gonna do?

I'm just curious what everyone is going to do when it gets to be only 15 minutes left until the end of the world.

Please comment at the bottom of this post or at the link below:

http://caughtmyeye19.blogspot.com/2011/05/end-of-world-in-15-minutes-what-are-you.html

Sunday, March 27, 2011

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