How To Diagnose A Kidney Disease

A question arises in mind with an exclamation mark, can a simple test like Urinalysis or UA is really capable of telling us about renal diseases or what is wrong happening in our body!
The answer is yes. It is a simple yet quite informative test especially in assessing renal functions and additionally it may give us some more information.

But what is Urinalysis? UA is actually in very simple terms the Analysis Of Urine.
Now we would be discussing UA step by step so that we may know how does this test helps us in gaining some important information about our renal functions:

1-Color of Urine
Normal: Ranges from colorless to deep yellow depending on the concentration of the urochrome pigment.
Red: Indicates hemoglobinuria, myoglobinuria or hematuria (blood in urine)
Orange: This color happens if a person is taking rifampicin(This drug is taken by patients who are suffering from Tuberculosis or TB)
Yellow: Indicates concentrated urine which usually occurs in dehydration, jaundice, and with the use of sulfasalazine and Vitamin B Complex)
Green: Methylene Blue (This is a blue dye and is found as a component in several medicines)
Black: Happens in severe hemoglobinuria and in case of use of methyldopa.
Brown: Indicates bilirubin and also happens with use of phenothiazines.

2-Volume of Urine
Normal volume of urine is 800-2500 ml/day. In case of Oliguria, urine volume is less than 300 ml/day. And in Anuria, urine volume is less than 100 ml/day. It is very important to note that complete anuria suggests either an acute vascular event or total urinary obstruction; even in the most severe intrinsic renal disorders some urine is usually still produced. Polyuria, which refers to the production of an excess volume of urine, may have a number of causes like:
-Excess fluid intake
-Osmotic, e.g. hyperglycemia
-Cranial diabetes insipidus (loss of antidiuretic hormone-ADH)
-Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (NDI) (tubular dysfunction)
*Genetic tubular cell defects: ADH receptor, aquarian mutations
*Drugs/Toxins: lithium, diuretics, hypercalcemia, Interstitial renal disease

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to diagnose Kidney Failure/Disease without having a ultrasound? Can they tell with the BUN & Creatinine #?
    My puppy has had many blood test showing high creatinine levels and Bun a little elevated. We got a 3rd opinion who said not to bother with an ultrasound. So my question is can they tell properly diagnose kidney failure/disease by only the blood results? Although the urine, electrolytes, calcium ect are all ok. Plus the puppy is overall very active and doing well. Not over-urinating or over-drinking water.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. The blood tests are the definitive diagnosis. The Ultra Sound is only to look for crystals in the tract. But it only runs about thirty dollars, so the cost in most areas is not that much of an issue.

  2. QUESTION:
    My 24 year old cat has stage one kidney disease, what does this mean?
    My family cat who lives with my parents was just diagnosed with stage one kidney disease, and a bladder infection!

    Poor guy.

    The bladder infection seems kinda simple, but I don’t know much about kidney disease!!

    How long can a cat live with stage one kidney disease?

    What are some major things we can do to increase his life span?
    Nope 24 is correct, he is a blue point Siamese, he only has one tooth, but he is still going strong, I am glad we get regular blood work done so this was detected early.

    • ANSWER:
      That’s actually pretty good for a cat that age-stage one is mild and often doesn’t have any symptoms http://www.catthyroid.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=ProfessionalCenter
      many cats in their teens have stage one kidney disease but it isn’t detected until it reaches stage two.A good quality diet of wet food and a stress free environment are two things you can do for your cat-fluid therapy would be something to look at when it reaches stage two but that could happen soon or take years, there’s no way of predicting how it will progress.Our cat lived 6 years with stage two kidney disease with a good quality of life but all cats are different.

  3. QUESTION:
    My cat was diagnosed with kidney disease and is dying. Please help?
    Hello,

    Today I learned my cat of 13 years has kidney disease, along with a mass in her throat. She was always a healthy kitty, and tested for troubles, but everything always came back as she was fine. The vet said this is all shocking, as it came on extremely quickly, causing her health to decline very fast.

    My vet said the surgery to remove the mass would honestly not be wise, as its in a very hard spot, and with the condition she’s in, she would more than likely pass. She just said that what we can do is make her as comfortable as possible.

    She gave us some sample foods to put her on (a low protein diet) and told us to just bring her in every few weeks, and or days to monitor her progress.

    My heart is in shreds. What can I do for her? I know there is no cure for this, but I do not want her in pain. How will I know she is in pain? And or not already in pain? What are good foods to feed her to help with this? Are there any natural vitamins or that I could give her to help? What can I truly do to help her last stays here on earth be happy and pain free? Please, she is my baby and I love her dearly.

    • ANSWER:
      Ever so sorry about this bad news, when we go to a vet we assume they will say all is well as usual,but when they turn around and give us bad news we just cant get over the shock as it so sudden,your answer takes me back we had two cats one 14 other 15,one got kidney failure the other had a tumour in her throat,all this in the same week life can be cruel,

      like you the vet said removing it would be dangerous,in fact he said trying to remove it would kill her immediately,our other one with kidney disease went down hill quickly,she was in pain as it causes ulcers in the mouth and throat so we had her put to sleep,two weeks of the other one being diagnosed she was also put to sleep as she couldnt swallow,so we had no choice vet told us she would have suffocated otherwise as the tumour grew blocking her windpipe and throat,

      there ar no vitamins to help,you will be able to tell if she is in pain as you have known her for 13 years,look for the clues first they stop eating as the ulcers hurt,they sleep as they become weak,not nice hearing all this i know but you need to be strong for her now,she needs you more than ever so just make her comfortable,

      and if she is unhappy then you will know its time,she will let you know her way when she has had enough,cats do so while she is stable keep her company cuddle her make the most of all the time she has left on earth,make her last days happy,so sorry again about this i have been through it myself,it is horrible to see our pets fading away,i say its the worst part of having a pet that nobody warns us about,

      bless her little soul.

  4. QUESTION:
    kidney disease questions?
    1.What is the name of the disease? What is the origin of the name of the disease?
    2.Is the disease communicable or non-communicable? What is communicable / non-communicable?
    3.Historical background of the disease. Give a TIMELINE of the disease (beginning to present).
    4.Date the disease was first discovered.
    5.Name of person responsible for the discovery.
    6.How did it/does it affect society, in general and from the standpoint of treatment cost and care?
    7.Were/Are any historical figures affected by the disease (if no historical figures, who is affected)?
    8.How does the disease spread / progress? Both outside and inside the body.
    9.What are the symptoms and how is the body (body systems) affected by the disease?
    10.What are the causes of the disease? What is the incubation of the disease?
    11.How is the disease diagnosed? What tests are used?
    12.What are the treatments for the disease? Is there a cure for the disease? What medications or vaccination?
    13.How many people die/affected from the disease (month/year/ever) and what is the average age of onset?
    14.What and Where research was or is currently being done to find a cure or treat the disease?
    15.What role has research played on the discovery, treatment, and/or cure of this disease?

    • ANSWER:
      Try doing your report on Glomerulonephritis :)
      Sorry, I’m not going to do your work for you, so thats all I can offer.

  5. QUESTION:
    My 12 yr. old Yorkie has been diagnosed with Kidney Disease. They say he only has about 25% kidney function.?
    So far he’s lost some weight but is responding well to a new dog food. He still has plenty of energy.
    The vet was reluctant to say how long he would live. Anyone else experienced this illness?

    • ANSWER:
      my mom had a chiwawa that had kidney problems, and the outcome,well, was not good :( . but you never know!

  6. QUESTION:
    How long did your cat live after he/she was diagnosed with kidney disease or renal failure? my baby just died.?
    my cat was 17 and im so upset the evil vets didnt tell me he had it and how to manage it. i have been feeding him wellness which is the worst diet to feed a cat with kidney disease becuase its high in protien, phosphorus and salt. but the vet never told me what to do, an didnt know by reserching the internet and his symptoms that is what he died of and how i could have manged it. th eonly thing she sent me home with that i gave him for a year was subq fluids. i feel so violated and feel guilty for my cat that i could have taken better care of him and greatly lenghthened his life with better info from the vet. if i knew i would have even got 3 jobs to save for a kidney transplant or taken a loan out for it.
    sorry for typos. it snot really my spelling -just typing fast. ie, lengthened, research, protein. I plan to attend law school and practice medical malpractice, and go after vets that withhold information to pet parents and let animals disease exacerbate to the point of death in an attempt to get more money out of people instead of promoting good health of which they took an oath to do.

    • ANSWER:
      I am very sorry for your loss. Wellness is not the worst for crf. The vet’s diet is. You do not want to feed low protein but a quality protein
      In any event was a blood test done to confirm this? there are many symptoms that can be similar to kidney disease.
      I am deeply sorry. We choose tears

      http://www.bonfires.de/TheLovingOnes.htm

  7. QUESTION:
    What do you feed a cat with kidney disease?
    I’ve been looking for information about what to feed my cat, who has been diagnosed with kidney disease.

    This is all new to me and I’m hearing all this stuff about how you need a low-protein diet. But then there is people saying that’s wrong, you need a raw diet. I just don’t know what to do.

    Here is some info about my cat:

    -He is currently on Hill’s k/d diet. I’m concerned that it may not be best for him, but his kidney values are supposed to be good now (I don’t have the exact figures, the vet has them). He’s been on that food for about a year now.
    -He’s about 17, and has primarily lived off of dry food all his life.
    -He’s overweight. I’m trying to get him at a healthier weight.
    -He’s currently eating both dry and wet food. I am cutting the dry out of his diet.
    -He has a water fountain and seems to drink enough.
    -He’s on Cosequin for his joints, seems to be working quite well!
    -I’m moving with him soon. I’m concerned about stressing him out.

    Sorry if this is too much info. I’m just not sure what’s helpful.

    Thanks in advance for your help:)

    • ANSWER:
      What to feed a kidney-compromised cat will get you as many answers as there are vets. I will tell you what my own vet has told me. I have two cats with kidney compromise. One is 16+, the other is only 11 but he has a birth defect called uremic dysplasia, so he’s treated like a cat with kidney compromise.

      First, ditch the dry food. That puts too much of a strain on the kidneys as it dehydrates the cat. It also contributes to his weight problem. Low protein diets are only appropriate for cats in end-stage renal failure. Prior to that, the low protein just contributes to muscle wasteing as the cat needs to get the protein they need from somewhere – and they get it from their own muscles. So a cat actually needs a diet high in a high-quality protein. This means you need to eliminate any by-products from his diet. That’s not high quality protein, it’s scrap “parts” and makes the kidneys work harder.

      My own cats eat high-protein, no-by product foods and their kidney numbers are good. They get an assortment including Wellness, Merrick, Natural Balance, and others. There is no sunken look to them around their flanks, they are sleek and shiny, and they love their food. Cats tend to dislike the K/D very much since it’s so low in protein.

  8. QUESTION:
    Anyone diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease?
    I have been recently diagnosed with early stages of CKD and want to know how the progression goes…is it a long time usually? What are uncomfortable symptoms that undoubtedly will crop up? What can I expect? The CKD came from taking meds for bipolar disorder for the past 10+ years.

    • ANSWER:
      I was diagnosed with stage 3 in January. Mine is probably due to high levels of pain killers and NSAIDs for severe back pain. I have no symptoms but I am obviously taking strict measures with my diet (cutting out salt), keeping my diabetes under control and taking extra hypertension meds.
      My doctor told me if I controlled my diet well I could have many years without any symptoms, and that if I didn’t I could end up on dialysis and awaiting transplant in 5 – 7 years.
      If you want to make contact through my profile here, please do.

  9. QUESTION:
    how likely is it to be misdiagnosed by doctors as having chronic kidney disease?
    how likely is it to be diagnosed by doctors as having chronic kidney disease and told you only have 6 months to live and then two years later be told it was a misdiagnosis and that you have a milder, non-terminal form of kidney disease?
    is this possible?

    • ANSWER:
      I can’t imagine this happening. To be diagnosed with CKD, doctors need to monitor lab tests for at least several months to determine kidney damage. Even in end stage renal disease many people can live for many years with dialysis, so the “six months” thing is ridiculous. This situation is really unthinkable and if it really did happen I hope a lawyer is involved.

  10. QUESTION:
    Whats healthier for my cat has severe kidney disease doesnt want to eat anything a diet high or low in protein
    my 15 year old cat was recently diagnosed with severe kidney disease and its highly important for me to know if its better for me to feed her a diet high in protein consisting only of meat and half cooked liver (she seems to eat this better than other foods) or a diet consisting only of veterinary reccomended Hill’s brand canned cat food(which she wont eat). If anyone knows please let me know and if possible also any tips on how i can make her eat more. thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      When I took on Cameo she was 15 and at that time I was starting my cats on a raw meat diet, home-prepared with a supplement powder. When her kidneys started to give her problems at around 18 I was told she should have a low protein diet and so I looked into the whole matter. After reading and investigating the “research” on this subject I stuck with the raw diet (high protein). She died at 22 and 1/2 when her kidneys finally gave out. Up to that time she was the marvel of all the vets she saw – bright eyes, fiesty and in very good health.

      The “research” done about lowering protein when kidneys are compromised was done on RATS fifty years ago. There has been nothing since to show that lowering protein helps the kidneys, slows the progress of the disease, or is in any way better for your cat. Still vets won’t give it up!

      If your cats likes the meat and liver it will be great for her. She must get calcium supplemented in ground meat. Just the meat alone will throw the calcium/phosphorus level out of balance. The liver is exellent for her as it is a great source of Vitamin A which cats cannot make in their bodies.

      Cameo loved a “treat” of raw liver. There was liver in the raw diet too. Vitamin A is not water-soluble and you can overdose your cat on that – so don’t use too much.

      If you want information about the supplement powder I use with the ground organic turkey and ground organic chicken I use for my cats feel free to email me.

  11. QUESTION:
    How long do you have to give sub Q fluids to a cat witha ACUTE kidney disease?
    my cat was diagnosed with acute kidney disease. the vet said this was better than having chronic kidney disease, but when I read online, I get conflicting info. his BUN and Creatinine were really high. BUN was 10, crea was 174. he was in the hospital for 5 days. On the day he left, his BUN was 8.3 and Creatinine was 129. He now has to get sub Q fluids. It is impossible for me to do. I live alone and have no help. The vet said he will need it daily probably for 2 or 3 weeks. What happens after that?? I have been taking him there everyday to have them do it because I cant do it. He’s only 5. What if he needs fluids the rest of his life?? is that possible?? this is really breaking me up inside. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      There is a good chance that if you can stick it out he will be able to not need the fluids any more. Only blood work will tell you for sure.
      We had a client that brought his dog to our hospital for the same thing a few years ago. The vet gave him a very poor prognosis but this gentleman never gave up. He brought his buddy in faithfully, fed him a special kidney diet and now – years later – that dog has NO ill effects. We still test his kidney function now and then to be on the safe side but that is all.
      So my advice is to give it some more time. A few weeks is not very long.
      Best of luck. My prayers are with you and your friend for a speedy recovery. xoxo

  12. QUESTION:
    Can a kidney infection turn into something more serious like chronic kidney disease?
    I have a kidney infection. Well my doctor diagnosed me with a UTI but I have the symptoms of a kidney infection any how, I have never had any problem like this before and I am really scared. I took antibiotics and am drinking cranberry juice and taking cranberry pills like crazy. I am very healthy I exercise and eat right and I dont even drink soda. I just need to know if this can get worse and how long dose it take to get rid of a kidney infection? Please Help!

    • ANSWER:
      Make sure you see a doctor for a follow up to make sure this kidney infection is gone! I went to school for nutrition, and we did major work in a dialysis center, and several patients there had low grade kidney infections that started with one simple kidney infection, and it never went away fully, although they thought it did. This wears down the kidneys over a lifetime, and can end in kidney failure (end stage renal disease). When the antibiotics that were prescribed for you are gone, I would call the doctor and tell him you want a follow up to ensure that your infection is cleared up. Thats not to say that all kidney infections end up as renal disease, this is just to remind you that kidney infections aren’t something to play around with, so make sure you get it properly taken care of! (Which is sounds like you are).

  13. QUESTION:
    Am i going to die from my kidney disease?
    I was born with polycystic kidney disease. Nobody else in my family has it, it was a mutated gene. I was diagnosed at age 3. I take medication for high blood pressure. I never really thought that it would be any trouble, but i keep hearing stories about how people are going into kidney failure. My cysts haven’t grown in a while and are on both kidneys. I am 16, almost 17.
    Resolution, like how?

    • ANSWER:
      Dont be afraid of death, be afraid of the unlived life

  14. QUESTION:
    what is cushions disease in dogs? How do you diagnose it?
    my dogs hair is literally falling out to the skin
    he is a siberian husky has begin stges of kidney disease and thyroid disease. 11ys old

    • ANSWER:
      It’s a disease usually associated with the use of steroids or cortisone medications for a LOOOONG period of time or repeated use. (my insaine mother actually claimed to have it after watching something about it on animal planet LOL) Some of the symptoms of cushings disease are gaining massive amounts of weight, having short legs, thyroid and kidney issues and not being able to lose weight. You need to talk to your vet more about it. I only know a little bit since I had to find out what the heck my mum selfdiagnosed herself with after watching Animal Planet(we thought we were safe with that channel!LOL)

  15. QUESTION:
    Cocker Spaniel was diagnosed with heart disease… now Kidney Failure?
    My English Cocker Spaniel is almost 14 years old. We just went through him being diagnosed with heart disease and had to have a tumor removed from his mouth and 13 teeth pulled. Recently he has been peeing on the carpet frequently, and since this was very unusual for him my mom took him to the vet. They first told her that he had serious heart disease and had anywhere from 6 months to 2 years to live (they didn’t tell us much when they diagnosed him originally, just put him on a heart pill and healthy diet). They first thought it may be the medication, but after running test they found he is in the early stages of kidney failure. They said we’d just have to put up with him peeing all over the house, and just take good care of him. Has anyone else had to go through this? Anyone know how long he probably has to live, or anything we can do to help him? Also any tips for the dealing with the wet carpets (he seems to be peeing in his sleep every night now). Any info/advice please?

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing I discovered that would work with a male dog peeing was baby diapers wrapped around his belly. This worked because my dog was 10 lbs so it may work for your dog. Otherwise get a belly band from either the Internet or a pet store. Petco should carry them. They wrap around the belly and you put a pad in them (women’s sanitary pads work best as they absorb the most urine.) I really suggest joining the K9Kidneys group on yahoo groups. I am a member and while was not particularly active when my dog was sick they were a tremendous help when Koty passed. A lot of the members are very knowledgeable about diet, supplements, sub-Q fluids, etc. Give it a try and good luck with your dog!

      EDIT: a REALLY good site for kidney disease is www.dogaware.com I cannot give any accurate info on how long your dog has but just keep hoping and praying.

  16. QUESTION:
    How do you encourage your sick cat to eat?
    My cat was just diagnosed with kidney disease and she hasn’t eaten for days! She had to be hospitalized and the meds aren’t helping, I am really really worried about her, she’s so weak. We are taking her home for the weekend hoping to get her to eat in the stress-free environment of our home (as opposed to the vet’s), bc if she doesn’t eat, I don’t think she’ll make it. :(

    How do you encourage a sick cat to eat? Any tricks? She loves chicken but so far it hasn’t gotten her attention.

    • ANSWER:
      I have found, at least with my four kittens, that if you offer something “new” to them, they will try it faster. Then, once you get them to take a few bites, you can switch them back to their normal food.

      Most cats associate their sickness with what they have recently eaten.

      Also, try a different place for the food, like right out of the can/bag.

      I’ve tried just about every trick I can think of, and so far, the sure fire thing is to offer them something that not only smells different but also looks different to them.

      It’s worth a try,

      Hope this helps.

  17. QUESTION:
    Diabetic with Kidney disease still drinks ALOT!?
    My husband was recently diagnosed with Stage 3 kidney disease in the last 2 months. He has high blood pressure and high potassium levels too. He is taking Lantus at night and Humulog on a 1:10 ratio but, he doesn’t take his Lantus every night. In addition, he has also had surgery on both his eyes due to Macular Edema. I am wondering if there are any spouses that are out there that have the same issue as I do. I know that if he doesn’t take care of himself he will go downhill.I know that death is in his near future. He has been to AA and rehab and it hasn’t worked. I am just wondering how long he will survive living like he is.

    • ANSWER:
      I had heart surgery in 2001 and now have congestive hear failure and type two diabetes, take insulin, and pills gave up smoking and drinking after surgery and I do everything right and struggling to breath and keep diabetes in check. It’s tough If he’s drinking and diabetes out of control It’s hard to believe he’s going to live all that long but you never know. It’s hard enough keeping mine level because I don’t always eat right. I know one thing that happens to me if my sugar gets to low I start showing signs of being drunk. and if I don’t get the sugar level up I’m history, with him drinking and if that happens somewhere he just might get picked up for being drunk instead of low sugar he’s going to die in that jail cell. He’s dying a slow death you better hope you can at least have him wear a diabetes bracelet But I would say he throw in the towel and is slowly killing himself. If that is the case there isn’t much you can do. He could die tomorrow or ? no telling maybe the doctor can. I’m going on 8 years and I’m at least trying to do everything
      right You want a guess with stage 3 kidney disease bet he don’t make five years could be a lot shorter.

  18. QUESTION:
    how bad is kidney disease ?!?
    hello, im a 14 year old female and the doctors think i may have kidney disease, they havent actually diagnosed me yet but im waiting fot the results or the stone analysis, if i have it , the most likely one is extreamly rare, its called primary hyperoxaluria. i was just wondering, how bad is kidney disease ,, generally. i dont want you to say “omg its so bad youll probally be dead by 20 ” i just want experiences of people and family members of people with kidney disease,, oh and dont bother answering if your gonna say ask your doctor,, im just scared = / x

    thankyou

    • ANSWER:
      My dad had kidney stones. They can be bad, but if you get it in time, you’ll be okay. Any disease that anyone has can be treatable if you catch it in time. I’m not saying how bad it is, cuz I don’t know your pain, but that’s all I can say.

  19. QUESTION:
    How long has a cat had declining kidney function say 50% or more before the vet detects 75% dysfunction?
    My cat was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I had to maek the decision to pill him with methimazole or go ahead with I131 radioactive Iodine which is a cure however there are risks with both procedures. The risk with the I131 is your cat could go into acute renal failure if it has preexisting renal failure prior to the I131 injection-AND SOEMTIMES AFTER TREATMENT OF I131 THE KIDNEY FAILURE IS FOUND THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY HIDDEN. DO YOU THINK MY CAT HAD KIDNEY FAILURE PRIOR TO BEING DIAGNOSED WITH HYPERTHYOIDISM AND IT WAS BEING MASKED OR HIDDEN?

    my cat was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in Nov 06. My cat was diagnosed with kidney disease & 75% kidney loss in Nov 07. I decided to pill him with medication to control but not cure his hyperthyroidism out of fear that if I had the I131 he would go into acute renal failure. There was no evidence suggesting that but I wanted to play it safe but having not gotten the cure may have caused him to die 2 years later instead of a cure of his hyperthroidism. Should i have gotten the I131 when he was first diagnosed with hyperthyroidism or do you think i made the right decision to pill him by allowing extra bllod flow to the kidneys which helps kidney function. But i feel really really guilty like i didnt make the right decison and have been cryign for 1 month straight. My cat dies 2 years later after being diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism on 12/29/08, and I balme myself becuse I think if i had gone ahead with the I131 he would still be here. The doctors dont know why he died. they just say he was severly dehyrdated, lethragic, anemic. I dont know if the hyperhtroidim killed him or kidney failure. I Ijust blame myself either way and will never forgive myself. I will never own another cat becuse I am not worthy or deserving of a cat. My cat was 16 1/2 when he died. I was giving him subq fluids under the skin for his dehydration and wellness can food 2 cans daily with hyperthyroid medicine. I hate myself!
    I am an awful awful person. if my cat had another mom instead of me he probabaly would have lived longer. Im th eone who should be dead nt him. if i could die 4 him and he live I would do it becuse my life is meaningless & empty without him.

    • ANSWER:
      Don’t hate yourself, you did the best job that you could at making sure that he was able to keep alive for as long as he did. 16 1/2 years for a cat is pretty good, the average of cats are usually about 12-13 years old, so this is pretty good for the age. It could have been the complications of the thyroid problem, or it could have been the issue with the kidneys, or it could have been a little bit of both problems which are highly possible too. I know that it is sad, but you did the best thing that you could for your cat, and again as I mentioned, you were able to keep the cat a live for sometime.

  20. QUESTION:
    Treatment for cat with “critical” kidney disease?
    My 4 year old cat was diagnosed a few hours ago with kidney disease. At this moment, he is receiving an IV. My vet was very surprised at how high his numbers were and spent a lot of time with me discussing my options but said that once they flush his system and his numbers don’t increase– I need to start thinking about putting him down.

    • ANSWER:
      Don’t give up on him just yet. CRF cats can live for a long time with proper treatment. My cat was diagnosed last summer and is doing very well on his diet. I don’t use the prescription food the vet recommended. I feed him Wellness wet food. It’s actually much better than the prescription stuff. Here’s a great website on kidney disease in cats that will help alot. Print off some of the articles and go over them with your vet. Good luck to to your kitty.

      http://www.felineoutreach.org/Education/Kidney.html

  21. QUESTION:
    If you had a life threatening disease that you could pass on to your children would you still procreate?
    My significant other and I have been together for a while now, I know that he really wants to have a child. He has one from a previous marriage, but only have custody of the child 50% of the time. I know that he longs to have a child that can live with him 24/7. I am not one who ever longed for children, but I’m not 100% opposed to it, and knowing how happy it would make him, and what a good father he would be, and how happy my parents would be since I am a only child, it would be something I could see myself doing in the future.
    However, my partner, was recently diagnosed with kidney disease, his mother, aunts, and various cousins have it. They all needed to have a transplant. Sometimes with this disease you will not need a transplant, but in his family they all seem to get it to that level. Even if you don’t need a transplant you still have to take medication daily.
    It is a sometimes painful disease that leaves you feeling run down and tired, medications used to slow the disease block out adrenalin and you can’t feel excitement and other enjoyable emotions. While on the wait for a transplant, you need to go on dialysis, sometimes everyday, depending on how bad your condition is.
    Seeing what he goes through, and what others in his family have had to go through, makes me never want to pass that on to a child. The odds are 50% …so they say, but with the number of people in his family that have it, I get worried. I can not imagine having to see my child go through these things, it usually comes out in the late 30′s but is something you have your whole life.
    So my question is, if you had a disease like this, or any other life threatening disease, and there was a high chance of passing it on to a child, would you?
    He says, that he doesn’t think he should let the disease control him, and that there is still a 50% chance the child won’t get it, and that is a risk you have to take, and that there is still a chance with having a child with a problem even if you don’t have one. Which I know is true, but when you know you have one, and know how hard it is to live with I don’t understand being comfortable with the high possibility of passing it on to a child.
    …Please share your thoughts, thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I would still have children. Its something that might happen, but not something that will definitely happen. You might get hit by bus driving in your car, but that doesn’t stop you from driving does it? Just because a person has a disease, it doesn’t make life not worth living does it? If his parents had made the same decision, he wouldn’t be here.

  22. QUESTION:
    kidney disease and VERY slow hair growth?
    ok so about 6 yrs ago i was diagnosed with mpgn type 1 (kidney disease) and about 2 1/2 yrs ago i cut my hair from my lower back to just below my shoulders because i wanted a change. well, its now and over all this time my hair has only grown 4 inches( and im not exaggerating). has anyone else herd of this and by chance know how to fix it? i cant ask any doctors right now because i don’t have one (in the middle of being transferred and they are taking their sweet time). its getting really frustrating because i want my long hair back!

    • ANSWER:
      omg, i know how you feel! i dont have a kidney disease tho, but 5 years ago i cut my longggg hair (at my butt!) to my shoulders, and its grown 2 inches…. omg :(

      i thought i was the only one who knew how i felt! try taking biotin pills, theyre supposed to help with hair growth :)

  23. QUESTION:
    question about kidney disease?
    i have had kidney disease (mpgn type 1) for a little over 2 years now and during the past year it makes me very tired from about 1 or 2 pm on. i wasnt like this before i got diagnosed. does anyone have any ideas that would help me retain energy or if you have experience yourself, how to do you deal with it? i barley have enough energy to make it through the day let alone do my college homework at night. thank u in advance.
    also i get migraines a lot, any help with those?

    • ANSWER:
      just please log to:www.Dhome2007.webs.com for the solution to your desease.

      Do not hesitate to contact me at d_home2007@yahoo.com.my

  24. QUESTION:
    what is wrong with me?
    I recently have found out that I am pregnant with my 4th child. In finding out, I have become extremely anxious and am constantly thinking terrible thoughts. I have been diagnosed with kidney disease and have had other health complications. For some reason I am convinced that I am going to die giving birth to this baby. I picture my other kids with no mother and my husband struggling to take care of them and a newborn. I have never had such strong feelings before but I think it has really been getting to me. Any advice on how to deal with these issues anyone?

    • ANSWER:
      Talk to your doctor at your next appointment. Pregnancy makes you more anxious to begin with and when there is something wrong during the pregnancy whether it being pregnancy related or not, it makes that anxiety much worse. During my third pregnancy I started bleeding and suddenly I had all these scary thoughts about what could happen. After my baby was born, I became extremely depressed (and I do mean right after she was born as in within seconds). I ended up with severe post partum depression. I have talked with other women who have had health issues during pregnancy and they all had post partum depression as well. Make sure your family and friends realize you may develop ppd and they need to watch for signs because you won’t be able to see it or understand it because depression affects your mind. You might want to seek counseling now just so you can releive some of your fears. Good luck and congratulations.

  25. QUESTION:
    protein content of salad dressing?
    I need to know how much protein is in salad dressing? Are there any salad dressings that have no protein? My Dad was diagnosed with Kidney Disease and was put on a LOW protein diet. He is Diabetic too which is really making it hard to find foods he can have. We are more worried about it being low protein now than it being low sugar. Thanks for any help you can give. Pray for us!

    • ANSWER:
      Look at the nutrition label. It will tell you what the protein content is. Look where it says “protein”… there will be a number there and a percentage. Most salad dressings do not contain protein…. but any that have dairy will contain a bit. You might want to look into ways to naturally assist the kidneys. There a-r-e ways to build them up. The doctors will not tell you about these things, but a good internet search can provide suggestions. Herbs can help greatly with both. Get your father off of ALL processed foods… they are poison!!!!!! ALL of you should be eating fresh fruits and vegetables…. r-e-a-l food!!! Not just your Dad!!

  26. QUESTION:
    How to decide if we should euthanize my 13 year old Pomeranian with kidney disease?
    My 13 year old Pomeranian was diagnosed almost 2 years ago with kidney failure. During this time, she seems to have lost most of her hearing and some of her sight. She cannot eat hard food anymore since she only has 7 teeth left due to dental issues and some days she won’t eat at all. She now has to urinate about every 3 hours or sooner. We got her when she was only 1 and she had been the victim of abuse, so she has not been a “normal dog”. She has never really played with toys or been a lap dog. She has always been very nervous and standoffish. She doesn’t bark or whine for attention so it is hard to know how much pain she really is in. She has athritis in her hips. We keep hoping she will pass in her sleep but we don’t know if we should put her down and let her be out of her misery.

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    Putting my dog down later this week?
    My dog was diagnosed with kidney disease and most likely has a brain tumor as well. We are most likely going to be putting her down later this week since she is quickly deteriorating and her quality of life is not going to be very good even if we treat her problems. My question is: how will my family’s two other dogs react to her being gone? Is there anything we can do to help them? One of our dogs is extremely close to the one being put down and I’m worried about how she will be affected.

    • ANSWER:
      It is the case that sometimes a dog can get VERY down and stop eating when a dog they are bonded to dies. It has happened recently to someone I know, and the dog really did stop eating altogether and he was very worried about her.

      Obviously you are going to be upset also and this can affect your dogs too.

      Just try to keep them to routine and try not to indulge them if they do get a bit down. Having said that it is very rare, and most dogs will just get on with life without looking back.

      worry more about yourself.

      So sorry that you have this to go through.

  28. QUESTION:
    kidney disease question?
    A 55 year-old woman is awakened by an excruciating pain that radiates from her right abdomen to her flank on the same side. The pain is not continuous, but is rcurs every 3 to 4 minutes. Diagnose this patient’s problem and cite factors that might favor its occurrence. Explain why this woman’s pain comes in “waves”. How might a doctor confirm this disorder?

    • ANSWER:
      yeah it’s hard to answer without research

  29. QUESTION:
    How long will my kidney last before a kidney transplant is needed?
    Hello there!
    I’m a 30 year old guy and a kidney biopsy is done with me last july 7, 2009…
    I was diagnosed with a chronic kidney disease, stage 5 CKD…
    The biopsy result is that, 80% of my kidney is irreversible permanently damage and only 20% of my kidney is functioning…
    And unfortunately, that 20% is also slightly damage but still reversible, according to my nephro…
    So we’re still trying to save the ramaining 20% of my kidney…

    So any comment from anybody with knowledge of my question will be of big help…
    I hope, i won’t need to have a dialysis or a transplant….
    Please HELP…
    Thank you…!!!
    My Creatinine, as of my last blood test the other day is around 650… a week earlier, it goes up to 720 and as low as 520 (still very high level of creatinine)…

    Thank you guys for your answers…
    Highly appreciated…

    • ANSWER:
      Ask your neph. They are the best to answer your question since they have all your details and other blood levels.

      I would say this though, you said Stage 5 CKD. I think that is either end stage or pretty near end stage. Which means you WILL need dialysis and/or a transplant. 20% kidney function makes it pretty close. A few weeks to a few months maybe. Your creatinine level shows that too. Its pretty high.. especially if you are a small person.

      My creatinine was 900something when I started dialysis. My kidney function 5%. I was 4 1/2 ft tall and weighed 49 kgs. I was told my creatinine level could have been fatal for me.

      Anyway email me if you have any more questions. Link from my YA profile of course.

      Good luck.

  30. QUESTION:
    Cat’s life–how much longer?
    My 18 year old cat was diagnosed with Kidney Disease about a month ago (or less). She has had a few “off days” but for the most part has maintained her normal appetite, and most of her old energy. Today, however, she’s reluctant to move on her own, her eyes look glazed over, and she has no energy. The vet said he didn’t think she was in pain, so we don’t need to put her to sleep except perhaps if the disease interferes with her daily living/quality of life. Also note that we’re giving her prescription diet K/D food that’s better for her than other foods.
    I know K.D. is common in cats, so someone out there has been through this…Based on her current symptoms, how much time do you think she has left?

    P.S. Please don’t leave rude comments.

    • ANSWER:
      My cat was diagnosed with kidney failure at 16 years of age and lived until 19 years of age. Toward the end he would have good days and bad days. He would have days like what you are describing about your cat and I would think it was time to put him down and then the next day he would be his old self again. He energy level really flutuated from day to day. What really did help him and extended his life was doing sub-cutaneous fluid treatments every other day. Ask your vet about this…it can really do wonders. He could probably treat you to do them at home so you don’t have to run to the vet office all the time.

  31. QUESTION:
    I have to have an abortion..How do I deal with this?
    My unborn baby has been diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney disease and I have been told by 2 seperate doctors that this baby will no live and the best bet would be for me to abort it. I have dealt with this before..Feb.2005 with another baby. My son had the same disease and died in my arms after 1 hr 50 minutes. That was the worst and best moments of my life, but do not feel that I could handle that again. I am already feeling anxiety about this procedure which is scheduled for Thurs 16th. What should I do to cope with my grief and emotional instability? I feel that this is the only way for me, so, please do not judge me..Please. I am a very active Pro-life person…..But i do not want to give birth to my baby and watch it suffer, as my other child did.
    I already have two beautiful little boys. A 4 year old and a 10 month old.
    You know…to G I ….. your response greatly disturbs me. What is it any of your buisness as to how close I have my children. The doctors told me before I got pregnant, that this is a very random disease, and it would not happen again.. Well, you know..their not perfect. My husband and I had agreed to have another child, therefore, we got pregnant. I am asking for opinions on how to deal with my situation, not be “dogged” on about how my children are too close..

    • ANSWER:
      I too had a baby die at birth and I don’t think that I could emotionally go through that again. I am so sorry that this is happening to you. I, like you, am a pro-life supporter but there is a drastic difference from aborting because of medical reasons and doing it because you did not want to have a baby. Keep your head high, you have nothing to be ashamed of. As far as dealing with the emotions, just try to remember you did it so your child would not suffer. I applaud your courage. Good luck

  32. QUESTION:
    Did my inactions and wrong decisions cause my 16 1/2 year old cat to die? Please Please help me!?
    How long has a cat had declining kidney function say 50% or more before the vet detects 75% dysfunction?
    My cat was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I had to maek the decision to pill him with methimazole or go ahead with I131 radioactive Iodine which is a cure however there are risks with both procedures. The risk with the I131 is your cat could go into acute renal failure if it has preexisting renal failure prior to the I131 injection-AND SOEMTIMES AFTER TREATMENT OF I131 THE KIDNEY FAILURE IS FOUND THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY HIDDEN. DO YOU THINK MY CAT HAD KIDNEY FAILURE PRIOR TO BEING DIAGNOSED WITH HYPERTHYOIDISM AND IT WAS BEING MASKED OR HIDDEN?

    my cat was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in Nov 06. My cat was diagnosed with kidney disease & 75% kidney loss in Nov 07. I decided to pill him with medication to control but not cure his hyperthyroidism out of fear that if I had the I131 he would go into acute renal failure. There was no evidence suggesting that but I wanted to play it safe but having not gotten the cure may have caused him to die 2 years later instead of a cure of his hyperthroidism. Should i have gotten the I131 when he was first diagnosed with hyperthyroidism or do you think i made the right decision to pill him by allowing extra bllod flow to the kidneys which helps kidney function. But i feel really really guilty like i didnt make the right decison and have been cryign for 1 month straight. My cat dies 2 years later after being diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism on 12/29/08, and I balme myself becuse I think if i had gone ahead with the I131 he would still be here. The doctors dont know why he died. they just say he was severly dehyrdated, lethragic, anemic. I dont know if the hyperhtroidim killed him or kidney failure. I Ijust blame myself either way and will never forgive myself. I will never own another cat becuse I am not worthy or deserving of a cat. My cat was 16 1/2 when he died. I was giving him subq fluids under the skin for his dehydration and wellness can food 2 cans daily with hyperthyroid medicine. I hate myself!

    I am an awful awful person. if my cat had another mom instead of me he probabaly would have lived longer. Im th eone who should be dead nt him. if i could die 4 him and he live I would do it becuse my life is meaningless & empty without him.
    I will do the cat world a favor and never have a cat again.

    • ANSWER:
      God, give yourself a break! It sounds like you truly loved your cat & went out of your way to do everything possible for him. Loss is extremely hard, but he was 16 1/2 years old & I’m sure he lived a great life with you! I’m very sorry for your loss but please go easy on yourself!

  33. QUESTION:
    Coping with a dying pet.?
    He’s been diagnosed with kidney disease for several months, now. They said he was going to get better, but than it would get worse. I’m afraid today is that day. He was fine all day until just a few minutes ago he began throwing up and is unable to empty his bowels. He’s being taken to the emergency room as i type and i fear the worst. This is my first experience with a dying pet and I need help on how to get through this. Anything would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I’m so sorry to hear about your pet. Pets become part of our family, and when they die, we grieve for them, just as we would grieve for anybody else that we love. The only thing that i’ve found that makes it better, is time. My bunny, who i loved dearly, died of kidney failure, and i was really sad for a long time. I still miss him now. Everybody grieves in their own way, so the process is different for everyone. It’s a difficult thing to go through, but unfortunately, it’s part of life. Hang in there, and again, i’m so sorry to hear about your pet. Take care <<>>

  34. QUESTION:
    How do I know when it’s time to put my cat to sleep?
    I have a 14 year old tortoiseshell cat who was diagnosed with kidney disease last year. We have been keeping her going with low protein prescription cat food, thyroid medication, and potassium powder. She’s had 4 or 5 urinary tract infections. Her last one was a bad one. Basically we treat the infection, it goes away with up to a month of antibiotics (they do a month for the bad ones) and then we wait for the next infection. I should also mention we’re in the midst of some financial problems. We’re a little more than half way through a 5-year debt-repayment program. We’re managing, but things are tight. Just in the past week, both of our cars required significant repairs. It was almost 00 for both, which doesn’t seem like much, but it is to me right now. Anyway, I’ve noticed over the last couple of days, my cat has a runny eye. It tears up a lot and it seems to bug her. I tried wiping it with a warm wet cloth and she seemed extremely uncomfortable, almost like it hurt to put any pressure on the area between the side of her nose and her eye. She’s also been sleeping under the beds a lot. I think she’s feeling lethargic again. She’s lost some weight since this disease started and sometimes she perks up, but I am noticing she doesn’t seem to be enjoying life anymore. By that I mean she used to love to sit at the patio door and watch the birds. Now she seems tired and goes under the bed. I’m getting to the point where I am considering having her put to sleep, but I feel guilty. I feel like I am giving up on her. I don’t like watching her health deteriorate, but I also can’t afford many more 0 vet bills. In the last year I think we’ve spent about 00 on her, probably more. In your opinion, and I’d love to hear from fellow cat lovers, am I being selfish if I have her put down? I have made an appointment for this coming week, but I don’t know if I should keep it. I love my cat to death.

    • ANSWER:
      I know this is tough! One thing I would do would be to ask myself this question: if all her care (visits, medications, tests, etc.) were completely free, would I still be thinking of putting her down?

      If the answer is yes, then I would not feel guilty. If you’re not sure, or the answer is no, then you might want to see if you can come up with the money.

      Even if the answer is yes, I might keep the appointment but ask the vet about her symptoms. Let the vet know that you can’t afford a lot of tests or expensive medications, but want to do what you can for her. If he feels the eye symptoms are an infection, some pharmacies give certain antibiotics for free. So you might want to check with your local pharmacies before going to the vet to find out if they do, and which ones are free and at which dosages. Then ask your vet if the free antibiotics are what he would prescribe.

      Also, some vets, especially if you are a regular, long-term client, may be willing to work out a payment plan with you. I don’t know if this would be ok with your 5-year plan, but if it is, it is worth considering.

      If it is an infection and none of your local pharmacies provide free antibiotics, please contact me before making a decision to put the cat down. My email is Woodrow_L_3@hotmail.com.

      Please keep us posted, in any event.

  35. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know where I can find a table summary w/ the phosphorus level on all Friskies canned food flavors?
    Does anyone know where I can find a table/ summary with the phosphorus level on all Friskies canned food flavors? I checked Purina’s website and they don’t seem to have it. My cat (Sparky) was diagnosed with kidney disease last week. I’ve been trying to get him to eat the Royal Canin diet with no success. My 16 year old companion wants his regular canned food. Also, oddly enough, he now has interest in Friskies Dental Diet (dry food) – go figure… Is dry food okay for a cat with his condition?

    Many thanks in advance to all cat lovers that will reply. It is so overwhelming to deal with all the newness of the situation and how helpless we feel. I really want to help Sparky.

    • ANSWER:
      food charts with phosphorous levels in the middle Please read and research the links and info I am giving you. Fiskeis won’t do it regardless of levels. You need real cat food
      Treatment of Chronic Renal Failure

      If your cat is not in final stages, this is not want you want to do. You do not want to put your cat on the
      Vets low protein diet. There are simply so many better options out there than to hand the poor cat a low amount of poor quality protein – which often results in a poor appetite and muscle wasting since the body is now robbing its own muscle mass to feed itself a decent quality and amount of protein.
      . There are new thoughts on this and the thinking is it is not the amount of protein but the quality of protein that matters.
      The Merck veterinary manual [www.merckvetmanual.com] says that cats need “4 g of protein of high biologic value per kg body wt/day”. That’s about 7 calories from protein per pound body weight per day. If a cat isn’t a good eater and consumes, say, 20 calories per pound per day, then 7/20 = 35% of calories can safely be from protein. It must be high quality protein, which means meat, fish, milk, and eggs, and not grain or soy.

      I am under the assumption that you have been feeding mostly dry foods. Many use a vegetable based protein instead of animal and that is part of the problem.. Your cat needs protein as it is a carnivore and cutting down on it will lead to other health issues and may cause faster degeneration.
      You want to cut down on phosphorous (no fish allowed now)

      The best way to do this is with a raw diet which you can make yourself or buy. (Making yourself is better) link provided at the bottom
      If you are unwilling to do that then something like the non fish flavors of Wellness or Merrick with NO grains are good alternatives. Wysong is also a good canned choice. This list gives a breakdown. Remember you want low phosphorous

      http://www.geocities.com/jmpeerson/CanFoodOld.html

      You should be giving sub-Q fluids as needed.

      You also will want to look into phosphorous binders. Something like aluminum hydroxide
      Ask your vet or look into calcitrol

      You may want to talk to the vet about having injectable Pepcid AC on hand or you can buy it in pill form (ac not plain pepcid) and give 1/4 tab for stomach upset which happens a lot in crf cats due to acid in the stomach.
      I hope this stuff helps, here are many links for you
      Making cat food

      http://www.catinfo.org/makingcatfood.htm

      other links. Read, read, read!!!!

      http://www.felineoutreach.org/EducationDetail.asp?cat=KidneyDisease

      http://www.marvistavet.com/html/kidney_failure_where_to_begin.html

      http://www.felinecrf.org/

      http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/FelineCRF/?v=1&t=search&ch=web&pub=groups&sec=group&slk=3

      http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline-Phosphorus-Management/?v=1&t=search&ch=web&pub=groups&sec=group&slk=5

      About that vets diet. This report is for dogs but applies to cats

      http://mousabilities.com/nutrition/crf/bovee_protein_RD.pdf

      http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/Opera/21…

  36. QUESTION:
    So, I’m not sure I understand?
    I asked a question a couple days ago about making the people who were going to adopt my daughter (but aren’t, because I decided to keep her) her godparents. I got a lot of weird answers, and I think I need more information, because you all seem to know something I don’t.

    So, they aren’t adopting her…I decided to keep her, and they said it was a blessing, since they were going to have to back out anyhow. Their (biological) daughter is sick, and they have decided not to adopt at this time, because they are spending a lot of time with her right now (she was diagnosed with kidney disease). here are a few other reasons also. So, they have no intention of “stealing” my daughter and I know this to be true.

    But even if they did, how could they? I am her biological mother, and unless I choose to give her away, or I am found to be abusive or something they can’t just take her from me?? They are not even related to me, or to the father. So how could this happen?

    I tried to research this, and I don’t understand why so many of you think they can just “take” her from me. I even had one person say that I could wind up dead! OMG, you don’t even know these people, but you assume that because they were wanting to adopt, they’re going to kill me for my baby? ROFL!

    Seriously, tho, if there is some reason they could take my kid? By the way, I’m in NM. There are no laws that say because we had some kind of verbal agreement that they can have my kid.

    Please explain????
    LinnyG – you said “but do not forget these people were willing to separate the 2 of you.”

    You make it sound like they wanted to inflict pain…They just wanted another child, and *I* emailed *THEM* asking to meet them, and *I* eventually asked them to consider adopting my daughter. It’s not like they told me I had to give her up, or even approached me to begin with.

    I think your looking for drama where this isn’t any. No offense.
    LinnyG – Why are you freaking out? I’m just saying that you seem to be assuming the very worst.

    I’m keeping her, so I don’t know why you’re so upset. I agree that it would be shitty if they were trying to get me to give away my kid, but theyre not. So what do you want? For me to hate them because they gave me some nice stuff, and offered to help me? Life just isn’t as exciting as you are making it sound, that’s all. *shrug*

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn’t worry about some of the answers you got. Some ppl see baby stealers behind every bush. Now sometimes PAPs (potential adoptive parents) DO try to talk a young mom out of parenting and make her feel guilty for wanting to raise her own child. And some will lie thru their teeth; promising open adoption and anything else they think will change the pregnant mother’s mind.

      But you are sure this isn’t the situation with the people you had chosen to raise your daughter if you relinquished her. If they are no longer even wanting to adopt then there is even less to worry about.

      As long as you do not sign any kind of papers, then no one can take your baby. Even if someone somehow proved you to be an unfit mother (I’m sure this isn’t the case) you would still have a chance to prove yourself fit and regain custody.

      Years ago during the baby scoop era, women in your position could and did lose their babies against their will just because they were young and/or single. That is not the case today. Just do NOT sign any kind of papers.

  37. QUESTION:
    Tourette like symptoms from a reaction to medication. How to get it under control?
    Hi, I have been diagnosed with stage 1 chronic kidney disease and I also have some lupus symptoms. I take a ton of medication and I believe I’m having a very bad reaction due to them. Here are my symptoms…

    - Jerking, involuntary movement
    - Very detailed oriented when I speak (I explain everything even for the simplest sentences.)
    - Easily upset
    - involuntary movement of my mouth

    Does anyone know what type of reaction this is called?

    • ANSWER:
      This sounds like tardive dyskinesia…a disorder that causes involuntary muscle contractions that can result in involuntary movements and postures in various parts of the body, particularly chewing or lip-smacking movements of the mouth, jaw and face.

      It can be caused by dopamine agonists– which include psychiatric drugs, and some anti-nausea drugs.

      You need to talk to your doctor about this. the involuntary movements can become permanent.

      How do I know? I have tardive dyskinesia myself, though mine effects my entire body, which makes it impossible for me to walk.

      You need to talk to your doctor about this, ASAP. You don’t want to ignore this. It needs to be adressed before it gets worse…or possibly permanent.

  38. QUESTION:
    How can I help my senior cat with kidney disease (CRF) gain weight?
    My cat is 18 1/2 years old. She was recently diagnosed with Chronic Renal Failure. According to blood work, it’s moderate. Vet will monitor and take blood work again next month. Urinalysis test (sent out to lab) was fairly normal too, just a little protein in it. Nothing else wrong. She has a tooth infection, but can’t go under anesthesia. She’s eating well, but losing too much weight. (I offer her natural/holistic brands of cat food, fresh ground organic chicken and livers, and Nature’s Variety and Wild Kitty raw diet, and baby food. She gets several plates like a buffet to choose from. She seems to want different foods from meal to meal. What can I do to help her gain weight? She’s on LRS fluids, Clindamycin Hydrochloride (tooth infection antibiotic), and an oral cleansing gel. Vet didn’t think she needed epogen or anything else yet, just to monitor it. But, to my eyes, she’s going down hill. I need to get some weight on her!
    I’ve tried the k/d she did like it. But, Vet aknowleged protein (meat-by products) not as high quality as what I’m feeding her. Vet thought it was as good as medicine. I’ll get some more.

    But, I’m hoping for some natural supplement or something. A miracle!

    I rescued her when she was a kitten. We’ve been through everything together. I’ve had her half my life!
    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      My son’s cat has this and he gets a PRESCRIBED cat food for his cat and she is gaining weight and doing well. It is called KD cat food I believe…but the vet has to prescribe it and we pick it up at the vet hospital. It is a little on the expensive side..but not anymore than you are paying for raw meat and livers etc.

      I will ask Kevin tomorrow after work and post what it is for sure. I work until 8 pm so I will edit this post for sure by 10 tomorrow night if you want to check back. But I BELIEVE it is KD cat food…the chicken one. Eclipse does not like the beef. I will let you know for sure tomorrow though…he is at a Concert tonight so I can’t ask him right now.

      In fact Eclipse’s numbers have gone up a bit with this food….and she has been stable for over a year now.

      It is KD..cat food…

      http://www.hillspet.com/hillspet/products/productDetails.hjsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441760666

      Kevin gets the canned food for her.

  39. QUESTION:
    DOG HELP! Addison’s Disease vs. kidney failure?
    i had to rush my dog to the emergency hosp last night for these symptoms: vomitting & diarrhea (both clear liquids and blood), lethargic, intense shivering, very weak (couldn’t get up on a very low couch). The emergency doctor diagnosed him with kidney failure due to an infection. I do not like this emergency hospital – they’re not compassionate or, I believe very ethical (they charged me over 0 for blood work!) So I went online to do my own research and found that a disease called Addison’s Disease has all of the symptoms my dog has. I can’t pull him out of this emergency hospital until Monday morning when my vets office opens because they are at least keeping him on IV fluids. Has anyone else ever had their dog misdiagnosed with kidney failure when it was really Addison’s Disease? How did you handle the doctor who misdiagnosed? Is your dog doing well even with Addison’s disease? Please, only serious advice, I am very frantic and beside myself with grief and worry.
    doodlebugmeem: THANK YOU! i would chose you as best answer but I don’t know how.

    Kitty: Thank you – I will definitely ask for the reports and test results. In my panic last night I completely forgot to do that.

    Rosalie: your answer was snippy and entirely not necessary. i get it – you love vets and they can do no wrong. if you have nothing NICE to contribute please just go away.
    SS Enema: Thank you so very much. Your answer was very soothing and helped me to calm down a little. I can’t tell you how much it is appreciated. I’m so glad for your little pups 3rd bday!

    • ANSWER:
      First, you don’t have enough information as yet to determine that any error has been made. They have kept your dog alive, and much of the supportive care would be the same in the case of either diagnosis.

      If they have not yet administered cortisols, they can do an ACTH stimulation test to ascertain whether or not Addison’s could be the culprit.

      There are many different things that could cause this kind of a crisis, including pancreatitis, diabetic ketoacidosis,renal failure, urethral obstruction, ruptured urinary tract and severe hepatic failure. Your dog could have also gotten into poison, or contracted leptospirosis.

      For the moment it sounds as if they are doing everything they can for him, and I assume that is what you want.

      By the way, since they din’t know what your dog’s problem was upon arrival, but it was obviously critical to find out as much information as possible, the blood tests were bound to be quite expensive. You might ask them if they have already done the aforementioned test, as they may in fact have done it.

      It really doesn’t sound as if they are out to rip you off – medical care, especially emergency care, is just really expensive, and in case of an ememrgency, they don’t have the luxury of being stingey with the tests, or they may well lose the patient.

      I hope your dog gets better soon…

  40. QUESTION:
    How will binge drinking (excess of 5 drinks) two times weekly affected a person with heart disease?
    I am wondering if there is a medical doc out there who could give me some insight into a situation with a loved one? He is diagnosed with heart disease and the related med. conditions that go with this dx. He has also had kidney stone problems, new issues, for the past two months. Seems after he binge drinks, only red wine, of course….Good for the heart. He has to miss work the next day and attributes it to upset stomack and kidney stone pain. He has been a long time heavy drinker for most of his life and he is 51. Tryglycerd. levels not in good zone and either is HDL, too low. Continues to drink and has become emotionally and physcially numb. Zero sex drive and desire for affection and wants to end our relationship because I need more. Many issues here. Is it the alcohol. I keep thinking he is going to die soon if he continues with his denial.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, I’m sorry you’re having such a tough situation to deal with.

      Couple things. First, his alcoholism will not only make the heart disease worse, but will inhibit any drugs he is taking to help with the effects of HD. Second, new research has show pretty conclusively that the positive effects of red wine are duplicated with grape juice. So no more red wine for the heart excuse!! He can drink the juice instead. Third, with the issues he is facing, and you as well, I think a therapist would be helpful. His sex drive is getting triple slammed by things that, on their own, can shrink the libido big time: 1. heart disease 2. alcoholism 3. depression.
      Good luck!

  41. QUESTION:
    Help… Kidney Transplant Questions!?
    Hello! I’m a 30 year old guy and needs your help…
    Earlier this month, i have a biopsy made on my kidney…
    I was diagnosed to have a stage 5 CKD, ESRD… Got a GFR of 16%, Creatinine of 650… My blood sugar is normal…
    Just talked to my Nephrologist yesterday, and he told me, at my young age, he suggested me to have a preemptive kidney transplant instead of waiting for my kidneys to deteriorate and maybe, to have a dialysis…

    Now, if ever, i need to have a transplant… Here are my questions:

    1st Question:
    What preparation do i need to do to prepare myself for the transplant? Physically & Emotionally…?

    2nd Question:
    How long will the transplant operation take, from cutting to stitching? If i have a related donor, will we be operated at the same time? Or the donor goes first before me at the operating room?

    3rd Question:
    After the operation, after waking up, how do you feel? Can you move your body? How long will i be sleeping, from entering OR to after the operation? How long will you be in bed before you can sit, stand or even walk on your own?

    4th Question:
    How long will i stay in the hospital? How long will the incision heal?

    5th Question:
    How big will the incision be, in inches please? And on what part of the body will it be, is it on the stomach?

    6th Question:
    If i received a new kidney, do they have to take out my old kidneys or will it stay? If NO, what if my 2 old kidneys totally throw in the towel and gave up in the future, do we need to remove my 2 kidneys?

    7th Question:
    My nephro told me that if i have a transplant, i would be living a normal life again… After your transplant, for those who have a successful transplant, is it as normal as your life before? I mean, can you still do the things that you are doing / eat the food you eat before you got your kidney disease?

    Last Question:
    Any physical or emotional changes after the transplant? Or maybe side effects of the transplants or medicines after transplant?

    Hope you could help me on my questions?
    I’m really scared to death when i think of the transplant…
    Because i really don’t know what’s going to happen…
    Thank you for those who will answer my questions…

    • ANSWER:
      My son was also had ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease)Stage 5,, CRI(Chronic Renal Insuffiency), CKD(Chronic Kidney Disease), (and any other accronym you can think of) he has only one kidney(born that way) and it was at 12% function. Answerer 1 did a great job of explaining. I will tell you my expierience as a parent and donor.

      1. Physically you need to be free of infection(or signs of ) for a minimum of 6 weeks. At least this was my expierience. My son had contracted pertionitis (infection of the pertionium) through faulty medical practice so his tranpslant was delayed by several weeks. I’m sorry I cannot answer the emotional part. Though I can talk to you and offer support. (okay that sounds a little creepy)

      2. If you have a living donor (ie a friend or realtive or annoynmous) they will be prepped for surgery first. I was prepped at 9am on my paticular day. As they are working on the donor the surgeons give the go ahead to prep the recipient. They (the donor and recipient) will be in adjacent OR (operating room) so the kidney literally goes right from donor to recipient. I think the surgery itself takes about 4 hours from start with the donor to finish with you. But if complicaitions arise (this is a possibility with any proceedure) of course it will take longer.

      3. Believe it or not, you will feel much better than the donor after surgery. The kidney starts working right away even before you are closed up. Isn’t that awesome! I do not know how long you will be unconscious. I’m not sure how long I slept etiher. My son had a total of 6 Iv fluids in his arm and neck. They were bolus fluids(to replace those lost during surgery, antirejection drugs, antibiotics, morphine drip ect…
      Yes you can move your body. My son (the recipient) was sitting as soon as he woke up and asking to play video games. He did complain of pain but nothing terrible. The doctors will try to get you up and walking to help move your bowels and you will also have terrible gas from all the air trapped in your abdomen. AS the donor I lost all modesty having to ask help to go to the toilet. Help bathing ect… I could not walk on my own for about a week, but I used a walker. I was stubborn I would not use the wheelchair offered. They did not give me pain medication prior to waking so I was very sore. Finally I was given a morpihne drip which caused me to vomit repeatedly (right after major abdomnial sugery no less) do I stuck with hydrocodone. It took a week before I could sit without help on my own. Even then it was difficult , having to roll over on my side or something. I’m sure I looked like a walrus or something. (lol looking back I can only laugh at all my son and I have gone through, because after all we are still alive and in realtive good health, just try to remaiin postive, it can be hard at times though, lean on your family or close friends)

      4.As the donor I stayed only 5 days. My son as the recipient stayed 10. Now if you contract any infection or have rejection issues you will stay longer. His incision healed very quickly in a matter of weeks, it was glued not sutured.

      5. 9 inches vertically on the stomach right past the belly button (they cut around it.

      6. They leave the old kidneys. No even if they are non functional. You body can perform just fine on one healthy kidney.

      7. You will be on a normal diet yes. The may tell you to avoid contact sports. My son can never particapte in them due to the location of the kidney. You will be on antirejection drugs for the rest of your life or for the life of the kidney, in which case you may have to endure dialysis.

      8. With some of the rejection drugs there is a small chance of cancer. Also when taking prednisone you will expierience moon face (swollen face) and rapid weight gain and appetite. After your doctor reduces the dose this side affect will diminish. (it is a steriod)

      Lastly, good luck to you! I hope everything turns in your favor.

      EDIT Also the same year (2008) my son had his transplant he had a total of 6 surgeris that year (three of the abdomnial, he had appendicitis, kidney transplant, bowel obstructuon from scar tissue from the tranplant, they opened the same scar three different times.). He is 7 years old, thus far he has shown no emotional scars and is very outgoing. I think you will do just fine given time and support. They way I look at it (and tell my son jokeingly) chicks love scars! If anything it prompts conversation! Agian Best wishes!

  42. QUESTION:
    I hate living with this it’s so hard! Help!?
    Hey people of Yahoo.
    my cat was recently diagnosed with Chronic kidney disease and i’m at a loss. i’m 13 years old. i don’t know how to cope with this. luckily, the disease was caught in it’s early stages, but i just keep thinking about how she’ll be (hopefully she’ll live this long) years from now. it will hurt so bad to see that when (if) it happens, and i’m not sure i want to see that. it makes we wanna die for her (I will not die, i will live, i’m just saying) and i’m so worried. so does anyone know anything to help me (besides therapy)? Thank you, in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      I’m so sorry to hear about your kitty. Its obvious that you love her very much. For now she can be treated but there will come a day when it’ll be time to let go. While she’s still around, cuddle her a lot, make sure she knows you love her. Appreciate her in the time she has left.

      There will come a day where you will have to say goodbye. It hurts, its really sad, you’ll miss her terribly. At this time realize that when your kitty passes that she will no longer be in pain or sick any more. She’ll go to heaven and wait for you to join her. Although your time is years and years away, there is no time in heaven, everything is now. She’ll be waiting for you, probably taking a nap on some fluffy cloud. She will know how much you love her, too. Know that she loves you too. I really hope this helps you, my heart goes out to you.

  43. QUESTION:
    life is going down the drain contemplating suicide?
    Im 21 year old male and i dont know how much long i can stand the pain and misery im going through..For starters i was just diagnosed with chronic kidney disease just recently and it has drastically changed my life and it makes me feel so alone..i had to have surgeries to just to save my kidneys enough but sadly no one even bothered to see how i was doing, I mean i thought i had friends but i guess I don’t..Its bad enough that i have no friends but ive been single my whole life and never had anything close to a girlfriend hell i haven’t even been on a date! i have no idea how to meet a girl and how to get a girlfriend..Its bad enough i have to live through this by myself but i was hoping to have someone there with me to help me through..Plus now i have had to quit school cause i am out of money and have been struggling to get a job…All this stuff is takin a toll on me i cant stand to feel a lone and i cant stand feeling like i dont fit in, i swear im starting to go insane from all this im starting to hear myself telling me to hurt myself or commit suicide and its gettin harder everyday to fight them off…please help me meet someone especially a girl, i just want to know what its like to go on a date, have a girl and not be alone.

    • ANSWER:
      i know how your feeling. i was going through the same emotions for a while. i did hurt myself, and i had the same thoughts. trust me when i say, youl find people, and someone, who will really care for you. it may take time, right now all i have are the people who tried to help me, and i know you will find the right kind of friends in very interesting places that even you wouldnt expect but just believe in yourself, and dont let yourself get down. you can always save your money and go back to school. i may only be an 18 yr old senior, but still, take it from me, everything will work out, i swear, just keep holding on please. I BELIEVE IN YOU! and i hope you are feeling better and that you surgeries are going fine.

  44. QUESTION:
    27 year old virgin male?
    Hi all

    well this is my first time EVER using a forum to express my feelings.

    As the title says im a 27 year old virgin, i had a tough old time as a kid, i like to think that i know the reason for being a virgin at this age.

    Basically at the age where everyone starts to grow interested in the opposite sex, they stare, smile, eventually talk to each other have a crush on each other, end up going out with each other, touch, kiss, love etc.

    Well at that age i was diagnosed with a kidney disease, and to cut a 17 year story short, i spent more time in hospital than i spent at school/socialising from the age of 10 till 17, and then i was left with no confindence and mentally (also physically) scarred from 17 onwards till the current date.

    At 17 i was given a kidney transplant after 7 months on dialysis, and therefore given a second life, a second chance.

    But i missed out on all the essential parts of growing up in the relationship with the “opposite sex” section of my life.

    I mean everytime i plucked up even the most measly amount of confidence to go speak to a girl i was kicked down hard, by more operations or tablets with powerful side affects, i went from not growing an inch in 4 years, to being fat and bald, then thin and yellow skinned, frail and sick.

    i never had a chance to impress or compete with the other lads. and i guess that stayed with me.

    As i reached 17 the second chance at life i was given helped me achieve great things, i have a great job, i accomplished great atheltic goals, ive studied kungfu, ran marathons, i earn good money, i drive, work and own a house.

    I no longer feel intimidated by people, infact im more of a man than i ever thought i would be.

    But i missed out on one thing, all that growing up that was needed from 10 years old to 17, that crucial time of ur life where u learn and experience life with the opposite sex.

    and that “Gap” in my life remains with me now, im absoulutly petrified of asking girls out, i can be friends with them, talk to them, but can never go further than that, all my mates call me gay, they laugh it off, but i know they think it.

    My famlily leave me subtle hints of settling down with someone and having kids, ive never even had so much of a kiss from a girl let alone settle down with one and have kids.

    I suffer in pain ever day, knowing il grow old and lonely, knowing that my family will never continue, knowing that my nan, and dad wil never be a great grandparent or grandad.

    when i go to famly parties i see all these kids around us and my nan and dad looking at them i can see it in there eyes as they look in envy at their sisters and brothers with their grandchildren and at the same time i see sadness in them that they dont have any kids running around from there own son/grandson.

    i suffer when i see my friends in all smiles as they look at their girlfriends and as they kiss and cuddle, when i hear their stories of how much in love they are and how they feel like they are going to settle down .

    Dont get me wrong i feel so happy for them, but equally depressed that i carnt be in the same boat as them.

    i have simply not got what it takes to even ask a girl out, ive tried and tried but all i end up doing is just looking and smiling at them.

    All i can think about is “what will they think of me when they get to know me, what will they think when they see me having to take tablets everyday, and how will they react when they see my body, my imperfections”

    im literraly petrified, tottaly horrified of taking my clothes off infront of someone, even the doctors becasue of my posture, the very signs of the stress by body was put through for 10 years.

    i dont think im ugly , i have posture problems and some odds lumps and bumps in some places but im certainly very clean, very healthy, and very hygenic.

    i have lots of interest from girls but i let them go everytime , and i allways end up loving them, like a school boy with a crush, but it allways ends up a one way thing becasue i dont do anything about it.

    I mean comon 27 years i dont even know if i work down there any more, im frightened that i wont even be able to get it up when the time comes, if it ever does come.

    Its killing me, literaly ripping me arpart from inside out, this lonelyless is taking over and im scared of what it will do to me.

    i need help, i need a girlfriend, someone who i can take things slow with , someone who could understand me.

    i want you to know im perfectly mentally stable lol, im not in any way weird or unusual, other than the fact that i dont have it in me to go out with anyone.

    this lonelyless can only be understood by people who have lead the same life. its terirble and i feel sick from it.

    Help!!
    sorry i dont know how to reply to people who have answered my some what very long question, but

    Yes i had a very active social life, i went clubbing 4 times a week for 7 years, all my mates had plent yof chances with girls except me, but even i had my chances too and i blew everyone of them, simply becasue of my insecurities.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe you can talk to some of your female friends about this.
      You say that you think your not ugly but u really do have self esteem issues
      Confidence is a big key in winning a girls heart. When out with friends, don’t feel/think that its just another night where your not going to get laid. Don’t admit it. Try and try every time.

      Another think you should try is eharmony or a dating website. If the personal approach is too hard then try cyber dating. Its not that bad.

      your not helpless and its just an issue of confidence. Like Nike, you just gotta DO IT!
      If the direct approach is just something u can’ handle then counseling is a way to help you get it.

  45. QUESTION:
    How can I gain weight in a healthy way?
    I probably have every woman and mother’s dream as a problem. No matter how much or what I eat I LOSE weight. I have always been petite…about 100 lbs and 5′…and was just diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. I’m down to 91 lbs and losing muscle mass. I need to gain weight and build up my muscle mass so that my blood pressure will go up. It’s about 90/65 right now. The medication my doctor wants to put me on also lowers bp so I can’t take it until it is up.

    I’m eating as healthy as I can considering I don’t eat veggies (please no lectures…they make me gag). I normally eat things like hard boiled eggs, turkey or ham sandwiches, chicken, very little red meat, fruits, etc.

    I’m only 22 and need to stop this from progressing as much as possible. My nephrologist said to eat everything I can…literally lol. Limit red meats but other than that it doesn’t matter at this point, I just need to gain weight.

    Any tips or advice?

    • ANSWER:
      You have come to the right place! I do know how to gain weight, take the time to read this.
      First some background about me. I am 6’2″ and I weighed 165 lbs, I raised my weight to 245 lbs and I was only in the 15% body fat area. I bench pressed a clean 400lbs, squated a clean 600lbs and no steriods. I did this quit quickly, months.

      The 3 areas we concern ourselves with is:
      1) Carbohydrates
      2) Fats
      3) Protein

      Since you have a kidney issue we probably don’t want a sky high protein intake.

      So, we focus on carbs,
      Beverages digest easier than foods, sugar rise/insulin rise to heck you are trying to gain weight.Whole grains will fill you up but do not add much weight.

      And, fats
      Avoid the transfats still, they are not necessary.

      Here are my top weight gainers (I have all this calorie stuff memorized as I have been into this business for over 20 years)

      1) Milk, yogurt 150cal/cup, 200cal/cup
      2) Juice 120cal/cup
      3) Olive oil, butter about 100-120cal/tbsp
      4) Peanut and nut butters, a little bit tougher to digest than 3
      5) White noodles, white rice, bread, potatoes
      6) Poultry meat esp dark, eggs 80cal/egg, 6g protein
      7) bananas 80cal/banana

      Also, please eat an assortment of vegetables, a little whole grains, fruits, and fish for your health.

      If any of the foods bothers you, it may be your body will need to adjust. It took me awhile before I could digest a lot of fatty foods. To keep some of this in perspective I was downing aroung 6000 calories per day, including 1 gallon of milk per day (I do not recommend this and I no longer do it.)

      Also, the 3 meal things is good. However, 2 is better for gaining weight. Skip breakfast. Eat after you have been up for at least 2 hours, but no more than 3. Then try to eat until you are quit full. You must eat enough to remain full until just before the second meal. Then eat until you are full again. Make sure you go to bed about half full, definitely not hungry. If you get hungry to soon after a meal, then have food until you are full again. Never be hungry except morning! You will be hungry in the morning. It is okay, you are tricking your body metabolism into thinking you are starving.

      Some nutritionist or whatever may disagree, but I can tell you the proof is in the results. I have complete control over my weight in any direction.

      Add me to your contacts or something, and you can ask me questions as you go.

  46. QUESTION:
    How does one deal with, not just one, but two ill family members?
    How does one deal with, not just one, but two ill family members? My grandmother had breast cancer surgery and now my 15 yr old nephew has been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. He’s getting dialysis and will most likely need a transplant. Sometimes I feel it’s too much to handle. I want to get my life together and not focus so much on all this. I need to make my own life too.
    Is that selfish of me???
    How do I get my life on track again??
    How can I deal with all this stress??

    • ANSWER:
      How do you think the people who are actually sick feel? You get to continue living your life, while these people are going through cancer treatments, dialysis, living their lives in the hospital and virtually unable to move forward in their lives. Think about that for a while.

      There are many support groups for family members of sick patients. I feel that they are a good source to help people deal. Sometimes you need to say things that you just cant say to your family. And in this venue, you can say those things, and will find many others that feel the same way.

      No, its not selfish. But on the other hand, as I just said, you are sitting here whining that you cant deal, when you can go on and continue living life. I wish I could get my life together and not focus on my cancer as much too, but unlike you, that isnt a choice for me. I cant get my life back on track.

      Also, a mental health professional can help a lot. They can help you get to how you really feel and help you find ways to deal.

  47. QUESTION:
    Hereditary renal disease? How to test for it?
    I have a very strong feeling that I might have something wrong with my kidneys. My mother was diagnosed with chronic renal disease and she always told me to get tested in my early 20′s. Well I’m 23 now and showing some signs that she did. Where do I go to get tested, and what is involved?

    • ANSWER:
      You should first go to a Urologist which specializes in renal cases and tell the doctor about your concern. Basically most renal disease are only secondary, which is basically a result of another pathology like diabetes or congestive heart failure to name a few. I don’t really know exactly how they test but to give you an overview, they basically give you oral fluid to drink and after some time, you’ll be ask to urinate a number of times and they will measure your urine. That is one test, there are many more. You should consult your doctor for in depth answer.

  48. QUESTION:
    Diabetic kidney problems, im so scared?
    i often worry about my type 1 diabetic boyfriend (diagnosed since he was 4), I have been reading up about kidney disease in diabetics which happens to 25% percent.

    I am petrified in the future my boyfriend will need a kidney transplant, im so scared, i love him so much and i am only starting to realise the seriousness of his condition.

    I keep worrying that he waits too long to inject himself after meals and his ‘screw this’ phase he went through at 14. H recently went to the docs and had liver function tests and kidney function tests and all was good. I just worry because i want to marry and have children with this man, i dont want to be an early widow, to make things worse i have a phobia of hospitals.

    Can anyone help me with these facts or know how common/safe kidney transplantation is? I also would like to know what to look out for in kidney disease and how to prevent it.

    • ANSWER:
      Your Boyfriend needs to keep a tighter grip on his Diabetes. In the long run the “Screw this syndrome” will cause major Diabetic Complications which include Kidney Failure.
      All in all your Boyfriend has a good chance of having Kidney use through out his life if he keeps the Blood Sugars under control. Type 1 or Juvenile Diabetes is a grow into Disease and has less tendencies of causing organ Failure then Type 2 Diabetes which is Onset and caused by overeating and obese conditions and lack of exercise. Good Luck in getting your Boyfriend to realize his Future Kidney use is his decision, and is maintained by proper Blood Sugars though his life. Test Blood Sugars for your Life and keep them in control. Keep Control or Die trying . Keep Records so you have something to fall back on when all else fails. Consult your Doctor for changes in your Diabetic Regiment and make sure you bring a copy of your records so he can understand what is working and what is not.
      Good Luck and May God Bless you and your Boyfriend.

  49. QUESTION:
    How can I take the meds I need when I don’t feel sick?
    I am 25 years old. Last year I was diagnosed with a long complicated term for a type of kidney disease (membraneous glomerulonephritis). The doctors have put me on 6 different pills, 11 pills a day. At first I took them religiously but then I’d accidently miss a day here and there, now I’m on no schedule at all.

    When I was taking the pills I sometimes felt worse than when I wasn’t taking them. There is no pain associated with this disease, mainly just fatigue. The major treatment pill I take or supposed to take costs several thousand a year. My doctors have managed to get them for me for free until I can get coverage for myself. If these pills don’t work I am then to take a kind of chemo pill.

    I find the seriousness of the situation hard to take in when I don’t feel like there is anything wrong but all the tests I had done show otherwise.

    Am I really just in denial?

    • ANSWER:
      you condition is not to be taken lightly and your medication are for long term purposes and not just to make you feel better for the moment .you can discuss with your nephrologist different regimens and your concerns .kidney failure is not a good thing to end up with .take your chance because you still do have a choice to live a normal life

  50. QUESTION:
    My dog died from cancer this morning.?
    I’m upset and ticked off at the same time. all of us believe she passed away because of kidney disease…which was NOT diagnosed. 2 weeks ago I asked my vet to test her for it, but she said there’s no conclusive symptoms to say she has it…she said that because at the time she was on Prednisone, and it makes them urinate more. But I tried to tell her not no 10 times a day because when she first started it she didn’t have to go that much.
    Do you think it was right of her to deny a test to see if she had kidney disease/failure?

    I can’t handle all this. she was like a child to me, part of the family.

    Another thing I find really weird…my sister noticed on my dog’s chest that was in the shape of a heart. the only parts that were wet was the outline of the shape itself…that’s it. nothing else on her body was wet. What really got to me was when my sister told me maybe in some way something was letting us know that she loved us too…b/c last night we kept telling her we loved her over and over again…we just had a feeling something was going to happen, that’s why we kept saying it.
    We just don’t know how else it got there, we’ve trying every possible way she could of got it there….nothing.
    what do you think?
    and please, don’t say nothing sarcastic or anything. I am heartbroken right now and I will report your answer.
    she was diagnosed with it in Nov. 2008, they did a fine needle aspiration and xrays, and bloodwork.
    the whole heart deal, I was just thinking it was weird, i didn’t say i thought she “died” from it. I just don’t understand how it got their.
    I know that I couldn’t of really done anything if she did have kidney disease/failure, but i would of liked to of known, that’s just what we think she died from, we know the cancer itself can cause it.

    • ANSWER:
      The Rainbow Bridge story
      Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.

      There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigour; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

      The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

      They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.

      The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

      Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together

      …. Author unknown


How To Get Started In The Affiliate Program

Now, I am going to give you how to get started on e-commerce and business promotion internet affiliate marketing online. There are many online home based business opportunities on the internet. The key for your success is to choose the right opportunity for you and your current business. Even you have any business ideas now; business promotion internet affiliate marketing online is your final choice to get started your own business online.

READ THIS: If you are truly serious about how to get started on e-commerce and business promotion internet affiliate marketing online. You’ll get ideas and started on your own way here.

The creation of the internet and the mass production of computers in the late 80′s changed everyone’s lives forever. Now, everyone has the potential to be their own boss whether you are a stay home mom or a manual laborer.

All you need to do is search on Google for business opportunities and it will bring up more than you could ever imagine. Even though you may think it’s easy to make a living on the internet, it actually requires a firm business plan and a lot of hard work.

You can run an online business with your current job, and your potential market is a lot bigger than the average stores.

The first thing you’ll need to decide is the type of business that’s right for you, then you should dig more seriously & effective research the interested market. The possible online home based business choices open to you are:
1. Business Promotion Internet Affiliate Marketing Online
2. Start Your Own Website with AdSense Ads
3. Selling Products or Services On The Internet

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How do I get affiliate sales?
    Hello I just started a affiliate program for my website on clickbank. In a week I have about 30 affiliates but I still have no sells. Its an ebook on how to make money. I need help making sales I thought that my affiliates would be able to generate sales but it doesn’t look like they are doing a good job, I have offered the highest commission and an incentive’s, along with banners and even excerpts from the book. I know the product is a good product because many people can use it. Are there any companies out there that will reach sales goals for me, without me coming out my pocket immediately. PPC is expensive within itself so that’s not an option for me. Help me out please.

    www.lucimarketing.com Home page
    http://www.lucimarketing.com/ebook.html This is the affiliate portal

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Fierra,

      I just did a search on clickbank for fierra23 and your offer was there but there wasn’t a pitch page. Your home page is offline as well. Are they both the same? Your banners are really bright with text thrown onto them.

      So take this lightly, ok. I don’t see a website, so there is nothing to buy. If and when there is a website that appears, you are going to want really good adcopy (I mean you should want to buy your own product after reading your own product page. You should test and prove your conversion rate because good affiliate don’t want to market low converting products. There isn’t a product price or $/sale to attract the better marketers. Your banners should include 125 x 125 pixel ads (lots of wordpress uses them these days). Also, try using higher quality banners that look good and sell your product and not yourwebsite.com.

      If I were you, I would go to an affiliate forum and get advice from members in the forums as well. They will usually give you pretty good advice.

      Good Luck. I really hope you product gets off the ground and does well.

  2. QUESTION:
    How can I put a affiliate program link on craigslist to start making money, or is it even possible?
    I’m in the auto industry & I am tired of not being with my family I have got to do something, any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks JOKR

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Jokr,

      There are many people today in this same situation from all works of life. Affiliate programs are really good. But it is not easy. I have been doing this over 5 years now. Education is the key to your success.

      What I have discovered in the past five years is that, your learning curve will become very short, if you get together with an affiliate system that is already setup correctly, so that all you need to do is to send traffic to the site. This is where a lot of people fail. To get the links is not a problem, but generating significant qualified traffic to the site is where the problem lies.

      Many people are not willing to learn the ropes of internet marketing. If you are willing to learn and implement what you learn, I will be glad to share with you, two of my most profitable affiliate setups. If you don’t get educated in internet marketing, then you need to forget about affiliate programs. But if you are willing to learn, then by all means, it will help you get out of your auto industry and to spend time with your family. Many won’t tell you this, because they want you to join an affiliate program and then off they are gone.

      But yes, you can plug in to an affiliate program, that is ready and where you can learn how to promote your affiliate link, not only using craigslist, but social networks, forums, video marketing on sites like youtubes, metacafe and many other internet marketing techniques.

      Like I said, the important thing is to be willing to learn effective internet marketing. Affiliate program rocks and yes you can quit your job if you learn how to do it right.

      Here is a simple code, you can use to place your affiliate link on craigslist:

      Enter Here What You Want People To See

      Change the url in between ” ” to your affiliate link:

      Hope this helps you.

  3. QUESTION:
    How can I make money from affiliate programs?
    I am looking to get started in affiliate marketing but I am not sure where to start. I am looking for basic step-by-step directions to get me started making money as I could sure use the extra income. Can you please help or point me in the right direction at least?

    • ANSWER:
      I just started doing affiliate marketing about 4 months ago as I wanted something to do part-time from home since I am a stay at home mom. My husband’s job is unstable, so we need some income to fall back on just in case. When I researched things I could do from home, affiliate marketing seemed the most lucrative, but then I found out just how many affiliate programs there are and I was so overwhelmed (which I’m sure you are too!)

      Someone whom I met on a WAHM forum recommend that I check out www.mattbacak.com and I was blown away by him. This guy is a millionaire from doing marketing online. I read just about everything that I could read from Matt Bacak and decided that I was going to subscribe to his Marketing Dirt newsletter as well.

      In the past 4 months since starting, I have learned so much and I totally recommend you check this guy out. I have not made that much money yet, as one thing you should know is that it does take time, but I am slowly starting to see more traffic to my sites and more sales, which I am thrilled about.

      I am hoping by summer 2010, I can have 15 websites generating at least a day each, so that would generate a monthly income of around 00 which is great for part- time. Anyways, check out his site to learn what you should do and how to make money from affiliate programs.

  4. QUESTION:
    Can I really make money using an affiliate program or CPA marketing?
    I have recently heard about affiliate programs and CPA marketing. I don’t have a website nor I have spent much time researching ways to make money online but I am intrigued by this CPA thing. Can anyone tell me step-by-step how to get started with this and what is the actual money making potential in this. Does anyone know any real success stories and what did it take for that person to succeed?

    • ANSWER:
      CPA is certainly a viable way to make money online. However, affiliate marketing is much more doable for most of us.

      When you become an affiliate for a company (i.e. Amazon, Wal-Mart, etc.), you get paid when someone clicks from your website to the company’s website and actually purchases something.

      Successful affiliates create valuable content that actually answers the question(s) people are asking about a certain product or service. For example, if you search Google for “buy shoes online”, you’ll find 10,900,000 pages that offer info. If you click on one of the sites offering Zappos shoes, then actually purchase a pair of Zappos, the Zappos affiliate that owns the site you clicked on will earn a small commission from Zappos. This action does not increase the price of your shoes.

      There are many honest marketers earning money online every day. You can learn from some of the best by checking out the free resources below.

      I wish you well.

  5. QUESTION:
    How is AdultFriendFinder Affiliate Program? Do they really pay?
    I started a week ago. I am working in the Pay-per-Click option. My stats show that I already made till now. Minimum payout is . So I want to first get this money, then continue with promoting.
    But I receive a message from them that says my conversion rate is not sufficient, so my account might be converted to %age option.
    What is you experience with them? Do they really pay or keep making excuses and delaying the payment?

    • ANSWER:
      They never paid me they did the same thing. They kept making excuses. I tried this new progam and they pay on time and you can make good money check it out. http://bit.ly/dhVczt
      Or go to http://legalhustlin.blinkweb.com

  6. QUESTION:
    Adult Affiliate Program Legal Or Not?
    almost 6 years ago i joined one of those adult videochat sites and started promoting it. At the time i joined they said – lifetime earings on what a member spends, that joins from your affiliate link.-

    In fact even now on the page of their revenue sharing program page it says
    “For every $ a registered viewer spends per-minute watching live interactive video feeds, you receive up to 40% forever and without restrictions! ”

    Then I was expecting a payment for money, and did’nt recevie, I contacted them and I get this email from them telling me their new tos:

    Dear

    Thank you for contacting us.

    Under the new CamSense Terms & Conditions (Effective Date: December 1, 2009) in order to continue receiving payments from CamSense, a person must either have a CamSense account that complies with the minimum traffic requirements i.e. to deliver at least 5 qualified spenders per month; or chathost account that complies with the “active chathost” requirement of conducting at least one live session in a 60-day period.

    Please be aware that the new CamSense Terms & Conditions were implemented on December 1, 2009. Every affiliate received an email detailing the changes on December 1, the announcement was posted on CamSense News Section and the terms were posted on the Camsense site on the same day. You will note that the new terms clearly state that CamSense has the option to discontinue the payouts for your referred visitors who have become qualified spenders on a CC Network site upon your failure to meet the criteria for an Active Affiliate over a two (2) month period.
    Please read full Terms and Conditions here:

    There have been too many cases in which affiliates have not been actively working to send new traffic to our sites for months, in some cases years, and have still been collecting commissions on past spenders. Meanwhile, there are other affiliates who have been working hard to deliver new traffic to our sites each month. These partners are much more invested in the current success of our business, and it is those affiliates that we want to ensure are rewarded for their efforts.

    For the last 60 days you delivered 0 spenders to CC Network sites . Unfortunately this means that currently your account doesn’t meet CamSense requirements and you forfeit the commissions from the lifetime revenue of past spenders.

    Please keep in mind that your CamSense account is not being closed.
    Lifetime commissions (on new spenders only) will be reinstated right after you regain Active Affiliate status i.e. deliver at least 5 qualified spenders per month to a CC Network site.

    We thank you for your efforts over the years and sincerely hope that you return to active status so that we may continue our work together.

    Best Regards,

    Jonathan Jenkins
    CamSense Account Manager ”

    How can they change the terms of a contract they have with me from 2004 through 2009???

    Basicly what they are telling me is that if I don’t send MORE visitors to their site, (that sign up and spend money) I lose any money I would have earned pior to their tos change on December 1, 2009.

    I do not agree to these terms changes. Nor would I have ever aggreed to such terms.

    So, Should not anyone that joined by my link before December 1, 2009 fall under the prior tos? I did work and promote the program and more then a few of these members are still spending on the site.

    If there is anone else out there that has been effected by this and is losing their money, contact me and let me know your story as this effects you.

    • ANSWER:
      My best guess is that this is far from legal. However, I am not a lawyer. I would recommend getting one, and maybe seeking some punitive damages.

      On a side note, I don’t **** over my affiliates like that, so if you come this direction you may be less stressed.

  7. QUESTION:
    How do you setup your own affiliate program, having others market your business in return for a set percentage?
    We have a small online business, it’s very much a niche business related to domain names – not selling them by the way. Anyway, business was great when it started initially as we were the only non-domain register affiliated service out there (and still are) but very quiet now – we did very little advertising initially and really pretty much none after that.

    We run it basically as a hobby but it does have potential. So, we’re thinking – we charge x for our service, we setup some type of coupon code system with a unique code for each affiliate, the customer gets lets say 10% off when they arrive at the site and enter the code to purchase our service, we can then track which affiliate gets how much. We’re thinking generous commissions of say 50% on the net take. Would something like that work? Never tried anything like it so just wondering? By the way we have a service which folks absolutely have to use – if not from us from someone else but we are quite literally the cheapest such service on the net, problem is we don’t advertise and we don’t advertise because we don’t get the business….a loop, lol. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      places like Commission Junction (if it still exists) (or other affiliate directory sites) can help you set up your own affiliate program – it costs money though

      why would you give away 50% of your profit? – you can probably get just as many affiliates with a 10-20% commission

      look on those Affiliate directory sites and see if there are any similar businesses out there and see if they show how many affiliates they actually have and what kind of commission they pay

  8. QUESTION:
    Can I collect unemployment legally if I get money from online affiliate programs? It’s not a wage.?
    I make some money from online affiliate programs, but I am not unemployed. I am facing a layoff in the coming months, so I just want to know how to start preparing financially, and if I can legally collect unemployment or not.

    • ANSWER:
      If you make under 600 a year in these programs, it does not have to be reported as income, and therefore doesn’t count against unemployment

  9. QUESTION:
    Anyone know how to make extra money without having an initial investment?
    Is there any program anywhere that is not charging a single penny to try and get in that will actually pay you?
    I am a married man who is almost 37 with a wife and teenage boy who eats more than a horse ( I swear). I have failed miserably at starting up my own painting business (homes and so forth) Our finances are totally shot, the bills do not stop and garnishments have already begun, even though there is no money in the bank. On top of those bills the bank adds their overdraft and garnishment fees that I have to pay on top of the debts I already have. I am so frustrated with the online deals for government grants or surveys. They all tell you it is free to get in, yet every stinking time you go to sign up they ask for some $ either for shipping & handling or join an affiliate program where you have to buy something else from some other company. Well, the problem is, we do not have any $ in which to start from. The few survey programs I started over a year ago have never paid me one single penny so I stray away from those. I have paid for a grant thing once before just to be bombarded a month and a half later with extra charges from other companies that were associated with the initial sign up. I do not remember granting access to my bank accounts to these companies. Although it was there in the fine print. Anyhow, as I mumble on….. does anyone know af anything I can get into to?

    • ANSWER:
      I wish I did. Sorry.

  10. QUESTION:
    Best Performing Affiliate Programs 2008!?
    Affiliate marketing is one of the fastest, easiest, and cheapest ways to get started with your own business, and it is where many famous Internet marketers first got their start.
    In fact, most of those famous marketers still participate in affiliate marketing, while creating their own products and services. We hear a lot about affiliate marketing and how easy it is, but The right start should be the choice of a good and solid affiliate program.
    You will find here the list of the top 5 performing affiliate programs:

    http://www.revue-hebergement-web.com/Best_top_Affiliate_programs.html

    • ANSWER:
      The 5 Pillar Program has just been named the top pick affiliate program for 2008 by the website below. I would have to agree because I have made more money with that program than any other. It’s free to sign up and has more tools and marketing resources than most programs that require a fee. You not only get a top rated program but you also get an education in affiliate marketing.

  11. QUESTION:
    how do i start affiliate marketing ?
    I have been looking into this AWHILE. I know it is possible to make some income this way, the problem is the hundreds of programs that want 97$/month and promise to teach you everything to get your sites up and running, SEO’s , backlinks, article writing ectr. Ive found some that are free like reviewaroo. How do i know which one to use to train myself ? i certainly dont want to throw money away but also don’t want to waste my time on a “free” site with little or poor content..so i thought that I would ask here . Any advice ?
    Thanks In Advance
    Amani

    • ANSWER:
      Multilevel Marketing (MLM), Affiliate Marketing, Network Marketing, etc. are all a waste of time. They may be legal, but they’re still pyramid schemes. Save your money.

  12. QUESTION:
    Using wordpress to design a site that includes affiliate marketing?
    I bought my first domain name today through godaddy.com. I then created my first site (or blog) using wordpress. After doing some research I found hostgator to be a better option than godaddy’s host service so I went with them. With hostgator as my host I forwarded the traffic from the domain I bought through godaddy to the site I created with wordpress. Did a test and by typing in my domain name into the bar up top… what do ya know, I got to my site! I was happy lol. I still couldn’t get to it through the search engine, even when I typed in my actual domain name, but I did that within seconds of signing up so I figured it may not be registered yet. I then signed up with commission junction to start posting affiliate links on my site. After searching around a bit I found a relevant program and decided to sign up with it. Tried to post on my wordpress blog and it didn’t work saying they only allow advertising if you have a stand alone wordpress site through one of their approved hosting servers.. or something along those lines. And to my surprise… I didn’t see hostgator on the list. Did I just waste the dollars on hostgator or can I still somehow use my wordpress page through their host service and include aflliliate links on it? If so how do I do it? When I was surfing this forum I though I remember people saying you can use a webpage designed through wordpress with any host out there.

    -Side note, I’m a complete newbie to affliate marketing. I’ve been researching the topic for a few weeks now. I decided to go through all this; buying a domain, setting up a website, and signing up with a host as a learning experience.

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    Affiliate marketing and youtube?
    There’s a company that sells a product online that I use on a day to day basis. I want to become an affiliate marketer for that company ie; drive customers and business to their site and get a kick back for it. i want to start by creating a youtube video of me demonstrating the produce with a link to the their site. I went on to the companies site that sells the product and found nothing about any sort of affiliate program. Does every company participate in affiliate programs… if I call what are the chances that they’ll say they don’t need my help? I plan on calling over the next couple days but figured I’d ask here first so I don’t look like an idiot. How does affiliate marketing work.. will they simply provide me with a link I can embed into my video? Do I need a domain name to act as a sort of middle man between my video and their site or can i simply use the video? Do I need a license to do this? If a customer follows my link and creates an account with their company (you need to do this in order to buy anything from them) will I get residual income on each time they purchase from then on? Any good books to read up on affiliate marketing to find out other ways to make money online? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Want to start a small running/exercise club or business, need pointers and advice.?
    What I want to do is to first start off with a small independent local free weight exercise and running club/business. All running an exercises will be performed on public grounds.

    My target audience will be unfit teens to unfit adults, people who want to increase their running speed, distance, endurance, or people who just want to be more healthy and lower their heart rate. Body weight exercises will be included as well such as push ups and sit ups.

    My experience – I have been through Army Basic Training, and AIT. (maxed my pt test in AIT). I am currently on the reserves, and I believe that a part time job like this could bring in some extra income to help me pay for school. I like to help people, and watch them improve. I am very fit, but will become even more fit before I even think of starting a program like this. I have also a good name for my club, and have promoted fitness products in the past with affiliate marketing, and this allowed me to learn a lot about the fitness world.

    I am good at marketing so I believe I can get a good amount of customers.

    I haven no nutrition or fitness degrees or certificates. I know this will help and if I decide to go along with this I will definitely need invest into it.

    So, lets say I start this club or business. I will most likely let people try it for free, and then charge them a beta version since I would be new to this, and explain to them why I am charging a small price.

    I am just concerned about liability. What if one of my customers or club member gets seriously hurt while under my “teaching or instructions” and they decide to take legal action against me. I of course will be making everyone sign a contract, waiver, or agreement beforehand. I am not sure how much good this will do.

    I don’t have tons of money to spend on a lawyer also.

    Thank you so much, and I appreciate the help!

    • ANSWER:
      There are free services available to help you get started. One of the best is the Small Business Development Center (google it to find the nearest office).

  15. QUESTION:
    Website support – adsense, 1&1 affiliate or Paypal donations?
    I’m in the process of starting a monthly online music magazine, and was wondering how to support it. I don’t need to get rich from it, but paying for its own hosting and equipment would be nice.
    I’ve read about Google Adsense, 1&1 affiliate program and have seen Paypal buttons on other sites – “Click here to keep us running” . Any thoughts on which works best? Can they be used together? Are there any requirements/obligations/legal implications to using any or all of them ; eg: donations from Paypal, do I need to be a registered charity?
    Finally what’s worked for you?
    Thanks for your help!
    1&1 also has the Spreadshirt marketing and of course there is the old fashioned sponsership – again plusses and minuses of each is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      You can use multiple affiliate programs at the same time (as long as you don’t use them INSTEAD of site content).

      In addition to Adsense, check out some of the affiliate marketing sites and sign up as a publisher. Then you can use ads or links to multiple businesses, even as links in your text.

      If you sign up at Commission Junction, ClickBank, ShareASale, or others, you can pick which products or vendors to promote on your site and choose the ones you like best or that offer the best commissions. You can also sign up as an Amazon affiliate. Even eBay now offers an affiliate partnership.

      You don’t have to choose just one option, you can choose a combination. You don’t have to be a charity to allow people to donate money to you, but if you’re not a registered non-profit, the money is taxable.

      If you’re planning or review music or equipment, you can use affiliate link to the specific item in your article or blog post.

  16. QUESTION:
    I am starting a ptc site and have questions about the advertising?
    I am just getting into the ptc business and was wondering how to get advertisers to advertise on your page, I tried signing up for affiliate programs, but most of them don’t sign up with pay to click websites. Also I ran into a roadblock in the middle and was wondering if anyone can answer it. Why would any advertiser want to advertise on a site that people are clicking on only to make money there has to be a way that the advertisers get something out of it too.

    • ANSWER:
      Want to know what are the PTC really paying?

      I invite you to know my blog, where you find out which are really paying PTC, will know, What are the PTC?, “Is earned and paid for it?, And List of TCP that do pay!! the best PTC Blog

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  17. QUESTION:
    How do I start a successful rugby program in my high school area?
    My high school is in a first-rung suburb of Minneapolis, and is very poor. Budget cuts every year. The fact we’re surrounded by much richer schools doesn’t help our rep. But me and a few friends love the game of rugby, but the high school can’t sanction it for obvious reasons. Hell they might even drop a sport or two! My friend said that we can start a U-19 team that doesnt have to be affiliated with our school, but affiliated with the MN rugby…thingy.
    Do any of you have tips on how we should go about publicizing the club concept, getting players, coaches etc? Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Here in KC, the Div. 1 team KC Blues is very supportive of HS rugby. To my knowledge only one of the 8 HS teams in Kansas is sponsored by the school ( a rich private school). The rest of them came together because of old guys like me who wanted to give back to the sport we so dearly love. In our case we did not have enough interest ( players) from only one HS (at least not yet we just started last year) so we have combined 2 HS together to form a team and accept players from HS that do not have their own team. I would imagine there are HS teams in Minneapolis who do the same.

      So I suggest you contact a local club ( Sr) team to ask for assistance and a coach who will help with forming a team ( be prepared to do some work recruiting players) or hook up with a nearby HS team that is probably willing to accept anyone without a home. Either way go to http://www.usarugby.org select find a club, put in the details of where and what you are looking for. Select SR if you want to look for a local club side to help or HS if you want to see if there are already some close by you could join.

      Best of luck, you will love it as it is by far the greatest sport I have ever played

  18. QUESTION:
    Is this a good resume for someone with no work experience?
    John Smith

    Objective
    I am currently seeking a full-time or part-time job in retail ranging 20-40+ hours a week.

    Education
    Fond du Lac High School Fond du Lac, Wi 52935
    Graduated 2007, High School Diploma

    Work Experience

    Affiliate Marketing (2007-Present)

    The Last four years i have been using Google Adwords, widgets, and other marketing tool to promote numerous businesses with affiliate programs offering profit sharing and affiliate bonuses. When a potential customer clicks on my widget or ad they are redirected to the businesses website in which im promoting. When they convert into a customer i make a percentage of the sale. I do this for numerous companies to increase my potential income.

    Skills

    Tolerant and flexible to different situations.
    Good Leadership communication skills.
    Strong verbal and Personal communication skills.
    Great Accuracy and Attention to Detail.
    Time Management, Organization and Prioritization skills.
    Self Motivated, initiative, high level of energy.
    Problem Analysis, use of judgment and improvisation to solve problems efficiently.
    Analytical Thinking /planning.
    Quick Learner /Self Starter
    Great with Numbers and Quick Mental Math

    Goals
    Going back to school to get a degree in business management and marketing.
    Starting my own business within the next 5 years.
    Start a class online teaching people how to work from home using affiliate marketing.
    Buying and selling real estate for profit (10 year plan)

    Now imagine with bullets and such? Is this any good and what can i improve on?

    • ANSWER:
      It’s not bad. Although it’d be nice if you had some numbers on your affiliate marketing to make your resume pack more punch.

      I’d suggest going through your skills and including a bit on how you have demonstrated each skill in your affiliate marketing, past classes or school organizations. Example: “Demonstrates great accuracy and attention to detail in managing various affiliate programs, including consistent analysis of ways to improve campaign effectiveness.”

      Hope that helps. This article might give you some more tips. It’s funny, I actually used to do affiliate marketing so I think your resume is really interesting.

  19. QUESTION:
    Affiliate Marketing where do I start?
    Who out there can give factually opinion on affiliate marketing. Everybody out there seems to think that their program that they are apart off is the only who that is legit. When in reality they are trying to promote it to make a dollar. Who out there is getting true results and can prove it. I’m not trying to be direct but trying to make the best decision before I jump in. I want to get aboard the affiliate marketing train but do not want to be ran over and lose a ton of money because of a bad decision. What is the best program to learn from to understand the business and how it works.

    • ANSWER:
      There are different ways to make money on affiliate marketing so there are different programs. What I would suggest is that you read about affiliate program and choose a program that you think will work for you. Do not jump from one program to another as this is usually the reason why affiliates fail. They get so bogged down with too many information and does not accomplish anything. Also, make sure that the one you choose has good support as this is very important.
      I have learned about affiliate marketing from a site that offers free lessons called Affilorama. It is great for beginners and the lessons are easy to understand. Check it out if you don’t want to invest any money yet.

  20. QUESTION:
    WHY do people say 99.9% of jobs online are scams?
    That is riduculous don’t YOU think ? OK maybe the term Jobs is the problem because Online stuff is Businesses such as affiliate programs and information selling digital products BY seraching i find that the % is 88% that are scams the ones that adverise google cash write for google are scams they are referring to ADWORDS accounts which are free to GET then you pay X amount of $ to have Your ads listed on Google’s search engine in your niche ! Also they use Data entry Jobs online for things like survey sites and Google businesses ! IF you do not know how to do adwords or any other PPC program then DON’T start because YOU be broke FAST ! SO give YOUR answers to MY question is it really 99.9 % are scams or really far less ?

    http://usa1proxy.cn/jobs-job.html

    • ANSWER:
      If depends on how you count. In other words, 99.9% can be accurate because of all the duplication of the spams from some many people. Yes, there are legit jobs on-line, but with so much “noise” it’s very hard to find them. If you see a spam posted 100 times for 15 different on-line “jobs” from just 10 people, do you count that as 100 posts or 15 posts or 10 posts? The problem is that it’s easier for people to earn money or points or whatever by recruiting others to join than it is for them to do whatever the web site actually does, that they spam for all their worth. So I’d say that 99.9% could well be accurate.

  21. QUESTION:
    Is this a good resume for some who has worked from home with no real work experience?
    JOHN DOE

    Objective

    I am currently seeking a full-time or part-time job with hours ranging 20-40+ hours a week.

    Education
    Fond du Lac High School Fond du Lac, Wi 52935
    Graduated 2007, High School Diploma

    Work Experience
    The last four years I have been making income through online affiliate advertising on small websites, blogs, and Google Adwords using widgets and other advertising tools. When a potential customer clicks on that widget they then are redirected to the businesses website in which im promoting. When that individual converts to a customer and purchases off that website, I receive a small percentage of the companies profit. I do this for hundreds of companies to increase my potential income. I use Google Adworks in which I bid on keywords involving my affiliates products and services and they show up according to what an individual searches on Google. Every time that person clicks on my advertisement and goes to the website, I get charged per click, but my rating on my ad goes up and will now be shown more. When the person clicks the ad they are directed to my affiliates web page and are more likely to become a customer, bringing business to my affiliate and potentially earning me more money. A lot of my affiliates are small business that i get off of a website called Clickbank.com. Others I went out and found. If you look at most websites on the bottom where it says “contact us” and “careers” you’ll also see “affiliate program”. Its a great source of income if you enjoy working from home.

    Skills
    I am a very friendly person and i enjoy interacting with people. I am hard worker and am great when i comes to improvising and problem solving. I’m very result oriented, if something comes out poor, i strive to figure out my flaws and make way for improvements. I take pride in my work and anything that has my name on it. I am also extremely good with computers using Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. I am a self starter and a quick learner. I’ve taught numerous friends how to make income working from home. I’m outstanding with numbers, i can do math rapidly in my head with an accurate outcome. I am great with money management, i have lived on my own paying rent and bills since i was 18 using the income i make online. I am very good at following written and verbal instructions and figuring out how things work.

    Goals
    Going back to school to get a degree in business management and marketing.
    Starting my own business within the next 5 years.
    Start a class online teaching people how to work from home using affiliate advertising.
    Buy and sell real estate for profit (10 year plan)

    I KNOW THIS ISN’T IN RESUME FORMAT BUT I COULDN’T UPLOAD IT ON HERE. THE REAL QUESTION IS, IS IT A GOOD RESUME FOR SOMEONE WHO’S NEVER WORKED AT A REAL JOB, ALSO A LOT OF RESUMES HAVE BULLETS FOR WORK EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS, IS IT BAD THAT I PUT IT IN PARAGRAPH FORM?
    Please dont ask if your making so much from working from home why do you want to get a “real job” now… the reason is because i hand a little brush in with the law and am now on probation and one of the regulations for it IS TO GET A JOB!!!
    Please note: i dont need any advice from some piece of shit high school drop out. i make more money then your pathetic monkey ass will ever make with no job. I also stand more chance of getting a job with no job experience then you, you uneducated scum, you clearly show that in your answer. Learn to spell. Learn to write. Then i might respect what you have to say.

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    Is tycoon cash flow a scam or legit way to make extra money online?
    My wife showed me a video on YouTube of a kid talking to his mother. Real popular video with 31,000,000 views. On the corner was an add for a way to make money. Claiming that the “system” can earn you 00 a week or some crazy number.

    I went to the page to satisfy my wife who asks me “why can’t you convert your online time to income?”

    so that was a link to tycoon cash flow. 
    I don’t know what to think of this program. It asks you for like, to start which is not a lot of money but right now that seems like a lot to us (the economy in Vegas sucks worse than the rest of the country) and so i am really skeptical to pay it. 

    It doesn’t seem like it’s mlm (multiple level marketing AKA pyramid scheme) and claims to be a program that anyone could in theory do for free if they had the know how.
    What they “sell” you is 14 videos that explain how to place ads to drive traffic to products you do not sell but you make a comission from a second party selling the product

    It does promise huge profits though. That I am very wary of. There is no get rich quick system. 

    I read a review that was titles “tycoon cash flow SCAM” but then said that it makes money! Talk about confusing. The review says that it will generate Income but definitely not as fast as the creators imply.

    Then I get an email from the same site (the main tycoon cash flow site) after I did not “act now!!” and purchase at first offering me a FREE course because I am their “friend” (haha!) and it is about six long pages that do seem full of info but no demands to “buy now!”

    Has anyone tried this? I am a computer “nerd” and have been online since 1995 or so. Don’t need to take any wooden nickles but i do want to have an honest shot at now being cheated and making my utility bills (phone/tv/electric) go away with some extra income.

    Thanks for reading. I am not affiliated with the program at all. I am not trying to get a hundred replies from ppl that want to sell me their system. I just want some opinions.

    Thanks again

    Steven in Las Vegas   

    • ANSWER:
      Its just another of the countless scams.

      You can only obtain legitimate work from home positions from brick and mortar companies.

      You want to send your resume out to companies hiring for positions you are qualified for, but include in your resume that you have a home office and you wish to work remotely. Include how you have your home office set up and what equipment you already have in order for you to perform your job.

      These jobs are just going to advertised as jobs, they would not promote them as “work at home” because they would hear from too many unqualified people.

  23. QUESTION:
    good resume or no? professionals please.?
    JOHN DOE

    Objective

    I am currently seeking a full-time or part-time job with hours ranging 20-40+ hours a week.

    Education
    Fond du Lac High School Fond du Lac, Wi 52935
    Graduated 2007, High School Diploma

    Work Experience
    The last four years I have been making income through online affiliate advertising on small websites, blogs, and Google Adwords using widgets and other advertising tools. When a potential customer clicks on that widget they then are redirected to the businesses website in which im promoting. When that individual converts to a customer and purchases off that website, I receive a small percentage of the companies profit. I do this for hundreds of companies to increase my potential income. I use Google Adworks in which I bid on keywords involving my affiliates products and services and they show up according to what an individual searches on Google. Every time that person clicks on my advertisement and goes to the website, I get charged per click, but my rating on my ad goes up and will now be shown more. When the person clicks the ad they are directed to my affiliates web page and are more likely to become a customer, bringing business to my affiliate and potentially earning me more money. A lot of my affiliates are small business that i get off of a website called Clickbank.com. Others I went out and found. If you look at most websites on the bottom where it says “contact us” and “careers” you’ll also see “affiliate program”. Its a great source of income if you enjoy working from home.

    Skills
    I am a very friendly person and i enjoy interacting with people. I am hard worker and am great when i comes to improvising and problem solving. I’m very result oriented, if something comes out poor, i strive to figure out my flaws and make way for improvements. I take pride in my work and anything that has my name on it. I am also extremely good with computers using Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. I am a self starter and a quick learner. I’ve taught numerous friends how to make income working from home. I’m outstanding with numbers, i can do math rapidly in my head with an accurate outcome. I am great with money management, i have lived on my own paying rent and bills since i was 18 using the income i make online. I am very good at following written and verbal instructions and figuring out how things work.

    Goals
    Going back to school to get a degree in business management and marketing.
    Starting my own business within the next 5 years.
    Start a class online teaching people how to work from home using affiliate advertising.
    Buy and sell real estate for profit (10 year plan)

    I KNOW THIS ISN’T IN RESUME FORMAT BUT I COULDN’T UPLOAD IT ON HERE. THE REAL QUESTION IS, IS IT A GOOD RESUME FOR SOMEONE WHO’S NEVER WORKED AT A REAL JOB, ALSO A LOT OF RESUMES HAVE BULLETS FOR WORK EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS, IS IT BAD THAT I PUT IT IN PARAGRAPH FORM?

    • ANSWER:
      First off, the objective is too generic. You should add the position title to show that you know what you are applying for. The objective should be about what you want to do and why you would be good at the position. Just a short sentence.

      Second, you don’t need your school address in the education section. Try to list your GPA, if it is not too low, and any school related accomplishments. Maybe you can list some school activities.

      In your “Work Experience”, you seem to explain the actual internet service more than what you did. Try to make it so you are translating this experience into something the employer can use. They might not care about Google Adwords, but care about you computer knowledge and how it will help them. The resume should be about how you can help the employer, not yourself.

      With “Skill”, make sure you have examples to back your statements. For example, if you enjoy interacting with people, give an example of volunteering or being on a team. Anybody can make false statements. Plus the examples will make the resume better to read. Also, try to tailor your skills to what the employer wants. If you want a customer service position, the employer will most likely want someone who is more outgoing. But if you want to be in IT then that outgoing personality will not be as important.

      The “Goals” are okay but try to write a section that is shows your interest in the specific field. You could try writing a section about your interests or something personal, if you are just entering the job market.

      Also, use bullets instead of paragraphs. The employer doesn’t spend much time reading resumes so make the important information stand out.

      Also make sure you use action verbs at the start of every bullet point to add emphasis and keep the statements short and to the point. What I would recommend is checking out a resume book from the library. They can help people who have years of experience and those who have none.

  24. QUESTION:
    What business idea should I pick?
    Over the summer, I want to start an online business/company. I have some coding knowledge and I have a few ideas for the business. Some of the ideas are informational sites, and most are user interactive websites. My goal is to eventually make six or more figures a year. I love all of my ideas, but I’m not sure which to choose.

    1. A website where users can submit original songs and other users can listen, rate, comment, share, and chat with other users. Useers can also create a profile page and place info on the page.

    Revenue: selling ad space, possibly creating a pro membership.
    How will it be made: php script from jam room.
    Pros- bands need an organized way of promoting themselves.
    Cons- purevolume.com already exists.

    2. This would be a service. It would be online concierge or your own online butler. For people who don’t have time to schedule stuff, they would pay a monthly fee and a person would complete the action for you whenever you want except. Your butler serves you from 8 am to 10pm. I would start off by myself when the business gets started, and then will hire more people as the business grows.

    Revenue: monthly fees
    Pros: this could be a big hit and many busy executives would need this.
    Cons- man labor may make this almost impossible if a lot people use this.

    3. A debate website where users could create a debate, and other users could post comments and argue on why they think they agree with the statement, or disagree. Based on them saying they agree or not, thee comment will be placed under an agree column or disagree.

    Revenue: selling ad space
    How it will be made: script from prescripts.
    Pros-there is no site that does this, and people love to express their opinion on topics.
    Cons- no affiliate products to sell.

    4. A website where people can list their gift cards for sale,trade,or auction and other people can buy the cards for an under worth price. So let’s say someone has an unwanted card to target for 5. They recieved it as a gift so they did not pay anything for it. They could easily sell the 125 card for 0 . A person wants the card, so they buy it for 0 . I take a 4% fee and the seller gets for a card he never wanted.

    Revenue: selling ad space, charging small fee
    How it will be made: marketplace script
    Pros- cool site idea
    Cons- lots of co,petition and established sites.

    5. A website that has reviews, videos, articles on cell phones. I would have tons of content to bring in traffic. I would join verizon AT&T and sprints affiliate programs and sell their phones on my site.

    Revenue: affiliate marketing, selling ad space.
    How it is made- site builder
    Pros- could bring in tons of revenue
    Cons- competition cent, phone dog, phone arena, mobiledia, and it is not a user interactive website.

    6. A website where people can sell,trade,auction, and buy websites. The person could post a snapshot, price, and info on the wewbsite, and anyone who wants it could buy it. I would take a small 4% fee.

    Revenue: small fee, selling ad space
    How it’s made- script
    Pros- good idea
    Cons- lots of competition

    Those are my ideas. Which do you think is more profitable? Which should I do? Which could eventually make me six or more figures a year? Even if you don’t think any are good, which would you choose if you had to? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I can’t say I agree with any of them mainly because I understand that the internet is highly contestable. This means that with either of your ideas you’ll have lots of competition in no time if none exists already.

      Another thing to remember is, those websites which are already your competition are established. They can lower their prices to make normal profits and run you right out of business because they’ll be able to potentially exploit economies of scale which you can’t. But also the internets economies of scale are tiny so how you expand your website and how good your decision making ability is will determine the survival of your site. Look at your number 5. That’s a definite NO NO. It’s a oligopolistic structure. It’s possible that they can just collude and ruin you.

      I just don’t think any of the ideas you’ve mentioned will work. None of them catch my eye as “wow” ideas if you know what I mean.

      Also you’ve assumed a lot. What makes you think business executives will leave their important daily schedule to a person behind a computer screen who they’ve never met? Scheduling isn’t rocket science, they can do this in a matter of seconds.

      You need to be significantly more realistic and consider so much more when thinking of the website your going to make. Number 1 seems like a cheap version of YouTube so don’t do that.

      Sorry for the harsh feedback. But it’s best you don’t end up wasting your time on something which isn’t likely to work. But everything i’ve mentioned is based on business economics. It’s up to you to take the feedback or not because business economics in itself is based on lots of assumptions. So if you put the variables into my feedback make your own informed decision.

      Good luck with your decision!

  25. QUESTION:
    Which online business idea should I pick?
    Over the summer, I want to start an online business/company. I have some coding knowledge and I have a few ideas for the business. Some of the ideas are informational sites, and most are user interactive websites. My goal is to eventually make six or more figures a year. I love all of my ideas, but I’m not sure which to choose.

    1. A website where users can submit original songs and other users can listen, rate, comment, share, and chat with other users. Useers can also create a profile page and place info on the page.

    Revenue: selling ad space, possibly creating a pro membership.
    How will it be made: php script from jam room.
    Pros- bands need an organized way of promoting themselves.
    Cons- purevolume.com already exists.

    2. This would be a service. It would be online concierge or your own online butler. For people who don’t have time to schedule stuff, they would pay a monthly fee and a person would complete the action for you whenever you want except. Your butler serves you from 8 am to 10pm. I would start off by myself when the business gets started, and then will hire more people as the business grows.

    Revenue: monthly fees
    Pros: this could be a big hit and many busy executives would need this.
    Cons- man labor may make this almost impossible if a lot people use this.

    3. A debate website where users could create a debate, and other users could post comments and argue on why they think they agree with the statement, or disagree. Based on them saying they agree or not, thee comment will be placed under an agree column or disagree.

    Revenue: selling ad space
    How it will be made: script from prescripts.
    Pros-there is no site that does this, and people love to express their opinion on topics.
    Cons- no affiliate products to sell.

    4. A website where people can list their gift cards for sale,trade,or auction and other people can buy the cards for an under worth price. So let’s say someone has an unwanted card to target for 5. They recieved it as a gift so they did not pay anything for it. They could easily sell the 125 card for 0 . A person wants the card, so they buy it for 0 . I take a 4% fee and the seller gets for a card he never wanted.

    Revenue: selling ad space, charging small fee
    How it will be made: marketplace script
    Pros- cool site idea
    Cons- lots of co,petition and established sites.

    5. A website that has reviews, videos, articles on cell phones. I would have tons of content to bring in traffic. I would join verizon AT&T and sprints affiliate programs and sell their phones on my site.

    Revenue: affiliate marketing, selling ad space.
    How it is made- site builder
    Pros- could bring in tons of revenue
    Cons- competition cent, phone dog, phone arena, mobiledia, and it is not a user interactive website.

    6. A website where people can sell,trade,auction, and buy websites. The person could post a snapshot, price, and info on the wewbsite, and anyone who wants it could buy it. I would take a small 4% fee.

    Revenue: small fee, selling ad space
    How it’s made- script
    Pros- good idea
    Cons- lots of competition

    Those are my ideas. Which do you think is more profitable? Which should I do? Which could eventually make me six or more figures a year? Even if you don’t think any are good, which would you choose if you had to? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I started my site 3 months ago knowing nothing about web building but found this web host that has the complete package with various analysis tools and easy to use site builder.

      It is much the same price as other hosts so for me, there was no competition.

      I already knew what my site was going to be about but the package is complete with the tools that can help you narrow down a topic for your site by analysis of supply and demand, and monetary value of your potential topics.

      Fwiw….as a web host, I cant fault their package and to my knowledge my site has never gone down, so I cant say better than that.

      http://www.tradersdaytrading.com/sitebuilder

  26. QUESTION:
    Which website idea should I pick?
    Over the summer, I want to start an online business/company. I have some coding knowledge and I have a few ideas for the business. Some of the ideas are informational sites, and most are user interactive websites. My goal is to eventually make six or more figures a year. I love all of my ideas, but I’m not sure which to choose.

    1. A website where users can submit original songs and other users can listen, rate, comment, share, and chat with other users. Useers can also create a profile page and place info on the page.

    Revenue: selling ad space, possibly creating a pro membership.
    How will it be made: php script from jam room.
    Pros- bands need an organized way of promoting themselves.
    Cons- purevolume.com already exists.

    2. This would be a service. It would be online concierge or your own online butler. For people who don’t have time to schedule stuff, they would pay a monthly fee and a person would complete the action for you whenever you want except. Your butler serves you from 8 am to 10pm. I would start off by myself when the business gets started, and then will hire more people as the business grows.

    Revenue: monthly fees
    Pros: this could be a big hit and many busy executives would need this.
    Cons- man labor may make this almost impossible if a lot people use this.

    3. A debate website where users could create a debate, and other users could post comments and argue on why they think they agree with the statement, or disagree. Based on them saying they agree or not, thee comment will be placed under an agree column or disagree.

    Revenue: selling ad space
    How it will be made: script from prescripts.
    Pros-there is no site that does this, and people love to express their opinion on topics.
    Cons- no affiliate products to sell.

    4. A website where people can list their gift cards for sale,trade,or auction and other people can buy the cards for an under worth price. So let’s say someone has an unwanted card to target for 5. They recieved it as a gift so they did not pay anything for it. They could easily sell the 125 card for 0 . A person wants the card, so they buy it for 0 . I take a 4% fee and the seller gets for a card he never wanted.

    Revenue: selling ad space, charging small fee
    How it will be made: marketplace script
    Pros- cool site idea
    Cons- lots of co,petition and established sites.

    5. A website that has reviews, videos, articles on cell phones. I would have tons of content to bring in traffic. I would join verizon AT&T and sprints affiliate programs and sell their phones on my site.

    Revenue: affiliate marketing, selling ad space.
    How it is made- site builder
    Pros- could bring in tons of revenue
    Cons- competition cent, phone dog, phone arena, mobiledia, and it is not a user interactive website.

    6. A website where people can sell,trade,auction, and buy websites. The person could post a snapshot, price, and info on the wewbsite, and anyone who wants it could buy it. I would take a small 4% fee.

    Revenue: small fee, selling ad space
    How it’s made- script
    Pros- good idea
    Cons- lots of competition

    Those are my ideas. Which do you think is more profitable? Which should I do? Which could eventually make me six or more figures a year? Even if you don’t think any are good, which would you choose if you had to? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Which one of the 6 ideas are you most passionate about? You have to pick something that you like to do because the financial reward might not come for a long time.

  27. QUESTION:
    Which business idea should I pick?
    Over the summer, I want to start an online business/company. I have some coding knowledge and I have a few ideas for the business. Some of the ideas are informational sites, and most are user interactive websites. My goal is to eventually make six or more figures a year. I love all of my ideas, but I’m not sure which to choose.

    1. A website where users can submit original songs and other users can listen, rate, comment, share, and chat with other users. Useers can also create a profile page and place info on the page.

    Revenue: selling ad space, possibly creating a pro membership.
    How will it be made: php script from jam room.
    Pros- bands need an organized way of promoting themselves.
    Cons- purevolume.com already exists.

    2. This would be a service. It would be online concierge or your own online butler. For people who don’t have time to schedule stuff, they would pay a monthly fee and a person would complete the action for you whenever you want except. Your butler serves you from 8 am to 10pm. I would start off by myself when the business gets started, and then will hire more people as the business grows.

    Revenue: monthly fees
    Pros: this could be a big hit and many busy executives would need this.
    Cons- man labor may make this almost impossible if a lot people use this.

    3. A debate website where users could create a debate, and other users could post comments and argue on why they think they agree with the statement, or disagree. Based on them saying they agree or not, thee comment will be placed under an agree column or disagree.

    Revenue: selling ad space
    How it will be made: script from prescripts.
    Pros-there is no site that does this, and people love to express their opinion on topics.
    Cons- no affiliate products to sell.

    4. A website where people can list their gift cards for sale,trade,or auction and other people can buy the cards for an under worth price. So let’s say someone has an unwanted card to target for 5. They recieved it as a gift so they did not pay anything for it. They could easily sell the 125 card for 0 . A person wants the card, so they buy it for 0 . I take a 4% fee and the seller gets for a card he never wanted.

    Revenue: selling ad space, charging small fee
    How it will be made: marketplace script
    Pros- cool site idea
    Cons- lots of co,petition and established sites.

    5. A website that has reviews, videos, articles on cell phones. I would have tons of content to bring in traffic. I would join verizon AT&T and sprints affiliate programs and sell their phones on my site.

    Revenue: affiliate marketing, selling ad space.
    How it is made- site builder
    Pros- could bring in tons of revenue
    Cons- competition cent, phone dog, phone arena, mobiledia, and it is not a user interactive website.

    6. A website where people can sell,trade,auction, and buy websites. The person could post a snapshot, price, and info on the wewbsite, and anyone who wants it could buy it. I would take a small 4% fee.

    Revenue: small fee, selling ad space
    How it’s made- script
    Pros- good idea
    Cons- lots of competition

    Those are my ideas. Which do you think is more profitable? Which should I do? Which could eventually make me six or more figures a year? Even if you don’t think any are good, which would you choose if you had to? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      You will see which one has more profit via running the figure and do project feasibility analysis which one provide the most NPV, IRR and other benefits in many terms that you consider already.

      But the thing is you think a lot of idea by yourself… it is so great.
      But it would not be valuable if you do nothing about it.
      If you do, whether is is not successful, you will learn something from it.
      If you are successful with it, you will gain a lot of money..:-)

      Good luck :-)

  28. QUESTION:
    What online company idea should I choose?
    Over the summer, I want to start an online business/company. I have some coding knowledge and I have a few ideas for the business. Some of the ideas are informational sites, and most are user interactive websites. My goal is to eventually make six or more figures a year. I love all of my ideas, but I’m not sure which to choose.

    1. A website where users can submit original songs and other users can listen, rate, comment, share, and chat with other users. Useers can also create a profile page and place info on the page.

    Revenue: selling ad space, possibly creating a pro membership.
    How will it be made: php script from jam room.
    Pros- bands need an organized way of promoting themselves.
    Cons- purevolume.com already exists.

    2. This would be a service. It would be online concierge or your own online butler. For people who don’t have time to schedule stuff, they would pay a monthly fee and a person would complete the action for you whenever you want except. Your butler serves you from 8 am to 10pm. I would start off by myself when the business gets started, and then will hire more people as the business grows.

    Revenue: monthly fees
    Pros: this could be a big hit and many busy executives would need this.
    Cons- man labor may make this almost impossible if a lot people use this.

    3. A debate website where users could create a debate, and other users could post comments and argue on why they think they agree with the statement, or disagree. Based on them saying they agree or not, thee comment will be placed under an agree column or disagree.

    Revenue: selling ad space
    How it will be made: script from prescripts.
    Pros-there is no site that does this, and people love to express their opinion on topics.
    Cons- no affiliate products to sell.

    4. A website where people can list their gift cards for sale,trade,or auction and other people can buy the cards for an under worth price. So let’s say someone has an unwanted card to target for 5. They recieved it as a gift so they did not pay anything for it. They could easily sell the 125 card for 0 . A person wants the card, so they buy it for 0 . I take a 4% fee and the seller gets for a card he never wanted.

    Revenue: selling ad space, charging small fee
    How it will be made: marketplace script
    Pros- cool site idea
    Cons- lots of co,petition and established sites.

    5. A website that has reviews, videos, articles on cell phones. I would have tons of content to bring in traffic. I would join verizon AT&T and sprints affiliate programs and sell their phones on my site.

    Revenue: affiliate marketing, selling ad space.
    How it is made- site builder
    Pros- could bring in tons of revenue
    Cons- competition cent, phone dog, phone arena, mobiledia, and it is not a user interactive website.

    6. A website where people can sell,trade,auction, and buy websites. The person could post a snapshot, price, and info on the wewbsite, and anyone who wants it could buy it. I would take a small 4% fee.

    Revenue: small fee, selling ad space
    How it’s made- script
    Pros- good idea
    Cons- lots of competition

    Those are my ideas. Which do you think is more profitable? Which should I do? Which could eventually make me six or more figures a year? Even if you don’t think any are good, which would you choose if you had to? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I really like your second idea, cleaning/handyman service etc… all in one which you can organised online is a brilliant idea. You could have contracts with companies at first until you are confident to hire your own staff.

  29. QUESTION:
    INTERNET ADVERTISING QUESTION?
    Will COPY below convert or is it very WEAK if so what needs to be changed?

    IDROID 360
    SALES LANDING PAGE

    SUB HEAD:

    If you think the best moneymaking opportunities on the Internet are already taken, THINK AGAIN!

    HEADLINE:

    If you know how to turn on a computer, have Internet access, can click a mouse and follow directions, you run a moneymaking website that can change your life for the better. And we’ll show you how!

    COPY:

    Suppose we give you everything you need to create your very own Internet business – a business that can provide you with a substantial second income – or an amazing full time income…

    Then you simply sit back, click your mouse and reap the rewards.

    Can this be true? YOU BET IT CAN, AND IT IS!

    Dear Web Entrepreneur:

    Do you dream about running your own Internet business – wishing you had the knowledge to make it happen? If that’s you, this could be the most important information you’ll ever read.

    After all, who hasn’t wanted to capitalize on the moneymaking power of the Internet!

    And maybe you’re one of those people who have tried to latch on to the Internet moneymaking express, only to jump off BEFORE you made one single penny – because you didn’t have the knowledge to keep going.

    Am I talking about you?

    RELAX! It’s not too late to join the ranks of Internet moneymakers!

    And here’s the most important thing you need to know:

    Unlike other moneymaking offers you’ve seen, we’re different. Because WE’LL HELP YOU BECOME A PART OF A SUCCESSFUL MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY!

    That’s right, “Multi-Billion dollar” industry. The one with all of those zeros behind it!

    Welcome to IDROID 360 – QUITE POSSIBLY THE MOST PERFECT INTERNET BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY YOU’LL EVER SEE.

    Why? BECAUSE IDROID 360 IS A 100% RISK-FREE OFFER!

    YES, Risk-Free! Read on…

    We’re Part Of A Billion Dollar Industry!

    Yes, IDROID 360 is part of the billion-dollar Cell Phone industry – and includes cell phones, computers, digital TV, phone lines and Internet access. And you can grab a piece of the action!

    How big is the Cell Phone industry? Well, last year alone, worldwide sales were over 6 BILLION DOLLARS! That’s 6,000,000,000.00

    It’s mind-blowing – and you can be a part of it!

    Just last month, IPhone sold 1.7 million phones THE FIRST DAY THEY CAME OUT. People were waiting to plunk down 0 – 0 just to have one! And it hasn’t let up since.

    Overall, cell phones have seen a 22% increase in sales worldwide from a year earlier. And there’s no slow down in sight.

    You can be a part of this phenomenal growth, and best of all; you’ll do it using our step-by-step, easy to follow online training program and robot marketing system!

    IDROID 360 is an affiliate marketing program. Which means if you don’t make money, we don’t make money – pure and simple. So we do everything we can to make sure YOU’LL BE SUCCESSFUL in this program!

    IDROID 360 is an affiliate marketing program, and here’s what that means for you:

    • We’ve done all the hard work and spent all the money creating an incredible
    moneymaking, robot marketing system
    • You come in, promote cell phone sales on YOUR website, and send people on
    over to the product’s sales page using your affiliate link
    • The second someone buys the product – you get a commission from that sale

    That’s just for starters!

    Because once you start recruiting others to sell for you, you’ll get an override commission on their sales.

    Making money is that easy!

    Ok, you’re probably thinking, “there has to be a catch. I have to sell – and I hate selling!”

    Well, before you start worrying about your lack of technical knowledge or selling ability, let us set the record straight: There aren’t any cold calls to make, or any personal selling! There’s no technical knowledge needed! Just look:

    Are you a novice to computers? NO PROBLEM!
    Despise making sales calls? THERE AREN’T ANY?
    Leery of MLM schemes? NO WORRIES – THIS ISN’T ONE!
    Worried about expensive advertising? FORGET ABOUT IT!
    Afraid of costly monthly fees? YOU WON’T SEE ANY!

    What kind of income potential are we talking about? Unlimited! Because every person in the United States is a potential customer!

    We can’t make any promises….but…

    You’ll earn commissions on every sale – to 0 PER SALE! And you don’t have to worry about keeping track of how much money you’re making, because it’s all automated for you! Every time you IDROID 360 affiliate website makes a sale, your online control panel keeps track of it. To see how much you’re earning, simply check your control panel!

    You’ll also get an override commission on sales for everyone you recruit as your affiliate – so the more people you recruit as affiliates, the more money you make!

    We’ll even give you up to ,000 PER MONTH to help you recruit affiliate agents who can sell – putting even more money in your pocket!

    How much does it cost to be a part of

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    What do you think about Keven Trudeau’s new venture?
    If you are lucky, maybe once in your lifetime a day will come where you will have the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a money making opportunity that can almost GUARANTEE your success!
    Today is that day!
    In 1996 a very successful wealthy friend of mine launched a multi-level marketing program. This man is a TV celebrity, and a number 1 New York Times bestselling author. His books have sold an estimated 50 million copies. When he launched this new MLM program in 1996, the company was publically traded on NASDAQ with a stock price of just .50 cents. In less than 18 months over 200,000 joined this company. Sales exceeded 0,000,000! And the stock went to !!!
    Many people that got in at the beginning made millions. Don’t you wish YOU had gotten in back then at the very beginning?
    Well my friend sold his equity in 1999 and made yet another fortune.
    Now, my friend is doing it AGAIN!
    This time with over 30 other wealthy people from around the world! Together they have launched a BRAND NEW program……the Global Information Network.
    For the first time in history, a money making program is being launched WORLDWIDE SIMULTANEOUSLY!
    This is totally ground floor. This is totally new. You are among the VERY FIRST people to be hearing about this. Those who get in on the ground floor of these types of opportunities have the chance to make the most money.
    90 days from today you could be making more money than you ever imagined.
    It is the most revolutionary money making program I have ever seen. Nothing like this has been done before. It has a MLM twist that could make this the fastest growing MLM type program of all time.
    It has JUST STARTED. You can get in at the beginning of the beginning. This is a total ground floor once in a lifetime opportunity.
    I am a member, and I believe millionaires will be made faster than with any other program…. Ever!
    In the just the last 2 months people are already making huge money. One member made 8,200 his first month and his second month made over 8,600!!
    This is real and happening now.
    I am personally inviting you to join and become a member as well. Membership is by invitation only.
    Don’t miss this once in a lifetime chance to get in on the ground floor launch of a major global money making opportunity that could make you more money than you ever imagined.
    You could be making more money in a lifetime – permanent monthly residual income – than most people make in a whole year!
    Imagine making ,000, ,000, ,000, even ,000 PER MONTH!! Without ever leaving your home!
    Wealth can be yours.
    Simply go to http://www.globalinformationnetwork.com/
    Read all the information on the website and listen to the audios. It explains it all. You will understand what I am talking about and why I am so excited. It will only take a few minutes and you will thank me a thousand times.
    If you have questions please call me ASAP at…………….
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    Sign up as a MEMBER and use my affiliate code……………
    Once you sign up as a MEMBER, I will show you exactly how one member made over 0,000 in 60 days! What he did was SIMPLE! I will show you how he did it!
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    Talk to you very soon……And I will see YOU on the beaches of the world!
    Mention this code 1509029

    • ANSWER:
      What do I think? be wary of Keven Trudeau’s offerings, searching the web turns up a questionable background, I understand he got into books after having to pay the FTC millions in fines for misrepresentations of his weight loss, seems that freedom of speech laws allow one free reign when in book form.

      Of course anything marketed in infomercials, with the huge profit margins associated with products sold this way should be viewed with skepticism.

      It takes a lot of Egyptian slaves at the bottom to make a pyramid.

  31. QUESTION:
    How can I start my own Introducing Brokerage for the Forex with MetaTrader4?
    I have several people using my charts and indicators to trade. A lot of these people ask if I can recommend a good broker for trading on the Foreign Currency Exchange (forex). I’d like to associate myself with a good broker who offers an IB program – basically, an affiliate or referral program, whereby they sign up to my broker that I have a deal with, and I get a “kickback” from the commission.

    Does anyone have info on how this can be accomplished in the US?

    Thanks!
    FX Solutions does not support MetaTrader 4, but thanks anyway.

    • ANSWER:
      Christopher,

      The NFA is regulating more and more on who can be an Introducing Broker. It’s not like you can just sign up and start collecting. I work with all the major brokers through a partnership I made with an IB. If you are interested hit me up. He can set you up like me and all you have to do is refer the clients.

  32. QUESTION:
    how to earn without a having owns website in Commission Junction?
    Hi, I have publisher account in Commission Junction.

    I am new to CJ world introduced by one of my friend.

    I am having problem & great confusion regarding affiliate link, how to get them & use them

    I DON’T have a website but my friend told me that we can still use the ‘link codes’ in sites providing free ads in there classified section & also with google adword.

    I am confused what type of websites should i add using ‘add new website’ tab :(

    Just to try, i added 2 site ebay & rediff (allows posting free ads) in web site setting-> add new website.

    I have 153 advertisers from the drop down list at bottom of main page.

    When a click ‘Go’ to an advertiser say “Acronis’ I get a new window where i get two ‘code’ for the two website ebay & rediff for banner/keyword link.

    I am confused on how to use them. Can i use the code shown by ebay in rediff site in there free ads section in classified or i will have to use it only in ebay site. Like link code shown by rediff.com to be used in there site only & that shown by ebay to be used in ebay likewise.

    Which code of the two i get from the two websites can i use in GOOGLE ADWORD & free ads section provided by various websites?

    i am confused over what sites are to be added as i don’t have one & don’t want to make one not even a blog :D . i want to get on with this program.

    I am a noob in the marketing field & in CJ world.

    Please pls pls answer all the question & help me get started with CJ.

    I want to do affiliate marketing without having a website of my own. I don’t have one & i don’t want one. How can i proceed in getting link code for the 153 advertisers i have?

    i know its recommended to have owns website or a blog & its easy to create one i but i wanna do it the other way doesn’t matter even if i earn less.

    Waiting in anticipation,
    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      try this site http://bux.to/?r=thrive89

  33. QUESTION:
    How can I protect myself from becoming brainwashed?
    Recently, I’ve had to start getting home schooled because I keep getting sick and missing school. My mom decided to enter a program affiliated with a Christian school because it’s cheaper when you do it that way. The programe seemed very good when we talked to the director, so I didn’t really mind the Christian aspect of it. Well I just got my books yesterday, and they find a way to put God into everything, I mean everything. It’s even forced into my Trigonometry book (don’t ask..)! Thank goodness I’m not taking science, huh? My mom thinks it’s a good things because she believes it will bring me “back to Christ.” I personally believe it’s going to make me dislike it all more while driving me insane in the process. It wouldn’t even be so bad if I didn’t have to memorize bible verses for my tests! I think I’ve been tricked into this.. Anyway, any tips on how to not let all this indoctrination get to my head?

    • ANSWER:
      All forms of learning can be viewed as brainwashing including what you learn at public school from your peers and from the biases of the teachers. For example, one teacher might believe that marijuana should be legal. The teacher may discuss it in the class with a bias in that direction. Then when you watch History Channel on TV they will give you a slant on that as well. The important thing is that you are AWARE of the information that is being presented to you. It is not wrong to be open minded with a view to learning something new even if it happens to be scriptures in the Bible. But, research things as much as you can. If a scripture is quoted look it up in a modern english translation and read the context. I can tell from what you have written in the past that you are not gullible and not a good candidate for a brainwashing. Being smart means believing only half of what you hear. Being brilliant is knowing what half to believe.

  34. QUESTION:
    What should I do?
    I’m trying to get back on track with my life. I’m in the last year of college. I’ve known that I suffered from depression/anxiety at least since I started college, if not before that. Last year, I nearly took my life. I told my family and friends about it and got help. I also failed two courses that semester, withdrew from another one and was placed on academic probation as a result of my personal issues. I started taking anti-depressants and decided to take a semester off to cope with my depression. My family was very supportive during this period and I am very fortunate for this. I’m not sure why I cracked but it has something to do with being a perfectionist. In school, I was always getting good grades and my friends and family alike have this impression that I’m very ‘smart’. I’ve always felt like a fraud because of this and that if they knew the real me they would learn how stupid I actually am. In the last year of my high school, I became very depressed/ stressed but no one really knew about it because on the outside I appeared very cool. I had a meltdown of sorts at home and my parents and I thought it would be best for me to not finish school but go and do a 6-month foundation studies program in Australia affiliated with a university there. I basically was eligible for this as I had good grades for my ‘O’ levels. Whether this was a good decision or not, it was made and I left for Australia. When I look back now I realize that I was ashamed to leave without completing junior college (or pre-university) and I did not like foundation studies as they focused on teaching English to people whose native language is not English whereas mine is. In first year of college, I never really told anyone that I had done foundation studies as I was afraid they would judge me or look down on me. So I let them assume that I had done ‘A’ levels. They also thought that I was extremely smart for some reason (I really don’t know why they thought this as I hadn’t given any reason for them to think this apart from the fact that I told them I study science!). When exam time came around, I got all sorts of grades ranging from Cs to As. However when my friends asked me, they would say things such as ‘got all As??’ and I wasn’t honest enough to say no, so I would just lie about my grades to them. I felt immensely guilty about this and this spiraled me into further depression. I am sad that I can’t open up to my friends, I feel guilty and ashamed about my so-so grades when I know that I am capable of achieving so much more if I wasn’t so anxiety-ridden about everything. When I resumed studies this year, I again had to cope with so-so grades. It hurts, because I love my subjects but it’s my fear of what others will think and my inherent depression that prevents me from doing my best in them. I wish I could be more open with my friends, but I feel like the fact that I lied to then in the past prevents me from doing so. I feel really trapped by my own actions in the past and I’m not sure what to do now.

    • ANSWER:
      Well you are in college so I am pretty sure you are NOT stupid. Don’t be so hard on yourself and quit worrying what others think they do not pay your bills and they are far from perfect.

      If you do not want to discuss your grades then say just that I do not discuss my grades and leave it at that it is nobody’s business but yours and you are not obligated to discuss it if you choose not to. If they try and force you to talk about it stand your ground and just say no and that is it. They will quit asking if you quit telling.

      I do not discuss money with anyone my co-workers or anyone else. As long as I pay for my part of the bills I do not find it necessary to discuss money.

      And you do not have to discuss your past all of that is private information. Pick and choose what you want to talk about. Trust me nobody talks about everything they have ever done. We all have things we would rather forget about. You are not alone on that one. I am pretty sure we all have grades we are not proud of.

      Give yourself a break and try and focus on the positive things like you are getting a very good opportunity to get a college education and if you do your best I am sure you will be just fine even if you do not make the Dean’s list. Hang in there it will get better.

  35. QUESTION:
    Info on Pure Romance?
    This is the best thing that EVER happened to me, besides my daughter :) I would love to share the oppurtunity with you to make money and have a great and fun life from here on in. We are acutally counting down to the 60,000th consultant right now. Only a few more spots to go but the 60,000th consultant will get ,000 in FREE products! So read quick and contact me asap!! I would love to help you get the FREE goodies :) (I am all about FREE)

    Q. How much does it cost to get started?
    A. Usually 0-00 for your starter kit. All consultants purchase a starter kit and sign a consultant contract. The starter kit will provide you with products and paperwork to do your first show (or couple shows…depending on which one you select). Pure Romance often runs kit specials. Ask me if there is a special this month. If that sounds like too much for you, I can get them cheaper May 25th, 2010…CONTACT ME ASAP TO FIND OUT HOW!

    Q. How does it work?
    A. Pretty much like any retail business – you buy products at a discount and sell them at a markup. Consultants start at a 35% discount to 50%, and can eventually move up to 60%. There are also special sales and the option of purchasing items by the case that increase your profit margin. We do not sell our products in stores, so the vehicle for selling is through in-home parties. Women invite you into their homes to entertain their friends by demonstrating our sophisticated line of lotions, lubricants, massage aids, and bedroom accessories – which women LOVE!

    Q. How much do you make?
    A. My average net profit for a 0show (after I pay for brochures, hostess gifts, door prizes, etc) is 5+ Not bad for under 4 hours of work. Of course this is different for everyone. Those just starting out may do less but there is a “Fast track” program in place to help those who start out at a 35% discount go up to a 50% discount within 4 months of joining!! (I started at 35% and was at 50% within 6 weeks!! I earned over ,500 my first month selling…yay me!!)

    Q. What type of women sell Pure Romance?
    A. All kinds of women! Discard any preconceived notions you may have about the type of women who do romance parties. We have 18 year old college girls and 63 year old grandmothers, high school dropouts and attorneys, women who have struggled financially and those who were financially set long before they decided to become consultants. Each woman has her own unique story for why she decided to become a consultant.

    Q. I could never get up in front of strangers and talk about sex! How do you do it?
    A. If you told me a year ago I would be doing this, I never would have believed you! However, training and support offered is phenomenal, and once you get through the first show jitters, it’s a piece of cake! It really comes natural after your first party!

    Q. Will I have a website?
    A. Yes! Pure Romance provides all consultants with a FREE personal website. Orders placed through your website are processed and shipped by the corporate office and you receive up to a 40% commission. Direct people to your website and reap rewards for doing nothing at all!

    Q. How do I get party bookings?
    A. There are several ways for you to get parties when you’re first starting out.Bookings from parties spread like wild fire. I posted on Facebook that I joined the company and within 1 week I had 8 parties lined up. Now im booked every month!! I really love this job, my only regret is that I didnt start earlier

    Q. Are there “perks”?
    A. Pure Romance offers fabulous monthly, quarterly and annual incentives for consultants who work their businesses. From free products to cars and dream vacations, there are lots of things to keep you motivated!

    Q. Why Pure Romance vs. other “Romance” companies?
    A. We’re a class act. We give back to the community.Not only are our parties tasteful and educational, Pure Romance is affiliated with a number of academic institutions (Sex Education week at Yale! Kinsey Institute!), and philanthropic organizations (we have a program specifically designed to help women who have undergone cancer treatment recapture their sensuous selves). We’ve been featured in tons of publications (Womens’ Health, Forbes, Entrepreneur) and on television programs like “the View.”

    Q. I have children at home. How does that work?
    A. Many successful consultants have young families. By taking a few precautionary measures (such as establishing a locked “Pure Romance” closet) you can successfully run your business while establishing boundaries with your children. I have a 19 month old daughter. I am a stay at home mom and I am enrolled in online school full time. If I can do it anyone can! This is my main reason though, now I do not have to put my daughter in day care! Plus I make great money that I can use to spoil her!

    Q. How do I sign up?
    A. You can sign up right online. Visit www.jessicabures.pureromanc

    • ANSWER:
      What is your starting commission?
      Do you allow men at your parties?
      Do you carry toys that are made with phthalates?
      Do you allow men to sell?
      Are you allowed to have a personal website?

  36. QUESTION:
    Soliciting Legalities and more?
    I have been an affiliate with a website call MaxBounty for almost a year now. They have ZIP Offers, Email Submit Offers and Address Submit Offers among many other things. I was looking to start hiring people from Craigslist to hand out flyers with these various offers on them, but wanted to get a legal opinion.

    Basically I would print the flyers of the offer they want to hand out (would be their choice) then would send them all the flyers. They then could work when they want and hand out the flyers where ever, when ever. They would be paid on commission so I don’t have to pay hourly and keep up with who is doing what. Each person would have a different URL on their flyer so I could track them.

    Here are my concerns and questions:
    - Is this a serious offense if they’re handing these flyers out?
    - I was thinking of making them sign a written agreement that said their soliciting methods were completely up to them and I would in no way be liable for any damages. Is this necessary? If so, should I write it up, or should I have a lawyer?
    - Some of these offers are like this: Test & Keep an Xbox 360 FREE. In the ad it does say details apply, but I have never asked exactly how all that works. Are these legal? Would it be an issue if the person handing the flyers chose one of these to hand out?
    - Should each person get a soliciting license for a certain municipality to only hand out in the city? Or is this not necessary?
    - If there were issues with the person handing the flyers out, would I ever be held accountable? Given that I’m just the middle man, I wouldn’t think there would ever be issues brought on me, especially considering I’m not making them hand them out in certain area. Also, the offers that the people would be sent to are not programs that are owned by me.

    Thanks in advance for any help!

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    Masters Degree Unfair treatment: what should I do?
    i’m getting my masters at a prestigious university (top 20 according to those bullshit us news and reviews rankings). the 3 semesters of courses + thesis degree is through the medical school and requires my thesis to be done in a foreign country. we had two options: do a semester abroad through the school (do classes at abroad university and complete thesis with the abroad institution- it’s affiliated with out school for a joint program) or take all the classes here, and go abroad just for the thesis.

    my issue is this. i chose the university because i liked the all inclusive semester abroad program. i applied for the semester abroad the moment the window opened- i was super excited and had my advisor review my application before submitting. months to go by- no acceptance, while my peers have been accepted. it turns out they lost my application (i was the FIRST person to submit it) and i was denied the opportunity because i was asked to resubmit, months after the deadline when the program was closed. after rearranging my schedule because the second semester is about to start, i find out i am denied entry into the program because of “grades”… bullshit. i passed all my classes, while not stellar, with B+s. my concentration leader lost my application and i feel like she’s trying to cover up for it. i filed a complaint with my advisor and found out my complaint was bounced around the department, and got back to the woman (the head of department) who lost my application in the first place. today, i was just denied the travel grant to do my thesis abroad (after having THIS application reviewed and okayed by my advisor too). the head of department approves the grants, and she denied me after i started an informal departmental investigation into the matter of losing my semester abroad application. she’s also my professor in one of my classes, and she is trying to fail me.

    i know this sounds like “she’s out to get me!”, but the other students have noticed it too, and seeing as how they all got the travel grant, and didn’t have any applications lost, and don’t seem to be getting unfair treatment, i feel like something really is wrong with this picture. this masters is costing me ,000+… i had opportunities to go to different schools that offered me scholarships and i regret this so much, i want to cry. i’m on the verge of breaking down, and don’t know what to do. has anyone been in a situation like this? since when did grad school become so personal? you would think for tuition like this, the professors would do everything in their ability to help their students :(

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    Need some advise guys! I would really appreciate it!?
    This is my first ever question on yahoo answers so I’m going to ask an important one.

    I’m the IT of a bank in Albania.

    I’ve been working there for over 2 years and have been very productive I’m also very happy with the wage and hours. People tell me the problems they are having and I fix them and I look after the whole network.

    In this area everything is fine.

    The problem is with my other ‘job’. Some friends of mine recommended that I start web development and working online because it’s simple and very profitable, also they were making big sums of money with it, so I did. At first I was learning so much about: Web designing, programing, freelance, affiliate marketing and etc. After a learning period I thought I was ready to do my own developing, I have all the knowledge I need but I’m not productive. Even though I start so many GREAT projects they just get left behind unfinished. I get distracted so easily, maybe because I have no one supervising me and I’m used to ‘supervision’. I’m sure it’s this because I get so much done when I am with some friends of mine who also work online, I can concentrate so much when I’m with someone else. I know this isn’t easy to understand, but it’s also very hard to describe. What do you think is my problem? How come when I work for someone else I’m productive but when I work for myself I’m not at all and also how come the presence of others helps me concentrate. I would really love you advice!

    Thanks in advance
    Ardit

    • ANSWER:
      We are social creatures. A lot of the wiring is involuntary. It’s all based on evolution, how we’re programmed. If you really want to focus on this kind of thing, you need to develop a new way of thinking about your work. That’s why personal development and self-made businesses go hand in hand. For ex/ Eben Pagan type stuff (torrent his get altitude/wake up productive courses)

      But I think there is a natural way to develop this kind of “discipline” you just have to figure out which part of your brain is in control of your outcomes

  39. QUESTION:
    Please comment on my short story…….?
    “An Indian Widow”
    ————————————-

    A cloudy Saturday Morning. Its getting late, I need to be there at 9.30am. Its a big function. I need
    to prepare my kids at the venue – their dresses, atleast one rehearsal before they perform on stage. Good kids, really innocent, expecting them to perform well. Get ready,get ready fast..

    She reaches the venue, wearing the white saree,its an annual function organized by All india association of NGOs (AIAN). People from different branches from all over the country have gathered. She looks simple and beautiful, at 47, she is very pretty and charming and standsout in the crowd. When she walks, most of the men and women glance her, feel her. The innocent 6 orphan kids welcome her, they are from small organization she founded 4 years back – “Jeevan”. Although this is small organization, Its affiliated to AIAN now, mainly seeing her dedication to help the orphan kids in need. This being the first gathering against a large audience she wants her kids make use of this opportunity to perform well on stage.

    The function starts with inaugural speech and other programs and then comes performance from her group of kids. The most awaited one for her is performance by group of these kids, 3 pairs, dancing for the song “Hum bane Tum bane eek dooje keliye”. Each pair filling so much emotion, she could not resist remembering her past. We were also made for each other she feels. I used to love him so much. The days we had spent close to 20 years was fantastic. He was so naughty, used to behave like a kid, we were so happy. Oh god, that tragic accident, I never wanted to live alone, why did you take my hubby,my sweat kids and left me alone on this earth, she cries…well, these kids are making my day, I should be happy..The function ends very well, and representatives appreciate her organization and assure to support in future.

    She returns back very happily at home. How good the day was. I was so lonely when I lost everyone in my life. These kids entered into my life, how beautiul it is now. How happy my hubby would be seeing all these. All the money he worked hard and had earned is being utilised for good cause. She remembers how difficult initial few days afte she lost everyone in that tragic accident, it was a shock. She was strong. She determines to do something good to the society, how her husband used to feel that they should help the needy.

    With her interest in kids, she determines to help out and grow orphan and physically disabled kids. She contacts hospitals and areas around and finds someone who is in real need and adopts them. That was difficult, to be a lady and be alone and still try to do something good for the society. Most of the people tried to use her, neglected her, made her to feel bad. No one supports when you are down. Everyone appreciates when you are on top, thats the bitter truth she feels. Slowly but steadily she built the platform and envionment for the kids to grow and feel happy. Now for rest of her life she wants to support as many kids as possible and make them reach till some point so that they can lead a happy life.

    She goes to bed, thinks of kids calling her amma, amma…hugging her…treating more than mother, she feels so good…she weeps in happiness..and goes to sleep.

    Sunday morning 10am…sweaty, get up..its already 10…we should go for shopping, get up… Aan..sweatheart, you !..oh my god, I was dreaming !!

    • ANSWER:
      Speaking technically, you must clarify the “person” of the speaker. I mean, you started using “I” (first person) and then shifted into “she” (third person) on the latter portion. Also, check on some of the grammar and sentence construction.

      With regards to the plot, I guess you must expound more on the “accident.” Generally, I think it’s more of a narration than a short story. I was looking for a more exciting climax.

      Well, anyway, I mean no offense okay… Just dropped by to post a comment.

  40. QUESTION:
    How does a mentoring group cover themselves legally?
    I’m a member of the Philadelphia Immigrant Mentoring Collaborative, a new nonprofit started by students at the University of Pennsylvania. We offer mentoring sessions to high school students, especially those with an immigrant background, in various academic subjects.

    We would like to make sure we wouldn’t get sued by our clients if something happens, so with whatever common sense knowledge we had, we pieced together this permission slip. We would really like for a lawyer to look over our permission slip and make sure we’ve covered ourselves legally.

    We just started this summer, and as of now we are not incorporated or registered or anything like that.

    Thanks for your help! This is our slip so far.:

    Mentee Permission Slip
    Dear Student (and parent or guardian, if student is under 18):
    Welcome to the Philadelphia Immigrant Mentoring Collaborative (PIMC)! We offer immigrant students tutoring in conversational English, as well as school subjects, and help in navigating grade school and planning for college. Our program aims to help new Philadelphians adapt to the American school system and gain self-confidence and academic success in the process.

    By signing below, you (in this document, “you” refers to the student, and the student’s parent or guardian, if the student is under 18) agree to meet with one or more assigned mentors from the University of Pennsylvania and/or other Philadelphia area colleges at least once a week at a public space, such as the __________ on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX or the __________ on XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, at an agreed upon time of the student’s and his/her assigned mentor’s choosing. You agree that the student will be participating in a tutoring session organized by the Philadelphia Immigrant Mentoring Collaborative and that if the student cannot attend a meeting, the student must notify his/her assigned mentor in advance. You also agree that the student will not hold the PIMC, any of its affiliates, including agents, employees, volunteers, or sponsors, liable for any accidents, injuries, or harm incurred at any time while participating in this activity. You acknowledge that the student and/or his/her assigned mentor can opt out of this program at any time. In addition, you acknowledge that at any time, the student may be assigned a different mentor with subsequent notice. You also agree that you will review any new versions of this permission slip as soon as they are made available to you.

    If at any time the student, or parent or guardian (if the student is under 18) would no longer like to participate in the program, please notify us at XXXXXXXXXXX or at one of the following phone numbers: Mandarin: ____________ at (XXX) XXX-XXXX, Cantonese: ____________ at (XXX) XXX-XXXX, or English: ____________ at (XXX) XXX-XXXX.

    If you have any questions, please email us at XXXXXXXXXXX, or contact one of our organizers at the above listed phone numbers.

    Thank you,
    Philadelphia Immigrant Mentoring Collaborative

    Student Name __________________________________________________ ___________

    Student Signature ___________________________________ Date ________________

    Parent/Guardian Name (if student is under 18) __________________________________

    Parent/Guardian Signature (if student is under 18) ________________ Date ___________

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    Do you think just locking up teen offenders only breeds more adult criminals?
    NEW YORK (CNN) — Ten years ago, teen Daniel Giddings shot a man during an attempted robbery and was sentenced to six to 12 years in prison. During his time behind bars, Giddings racked up almost 30 disciplinary infractions, was kicked out of two separate facilities for bad behavior and reportedly spent hundreds of days in the hole because of his conduct.After serving 10 years, Giddings was released last August. According to CNN affiliate WPVI, he allegedly assaulted several police officers days later. Then, in September, he allegedly killed a Philadelphia police officer before being fatally shot by another officer.

    We see classic cases of repeat offenders like this all the time. A teen is thrown into the abyss of the corrections system and comes back out no better, if not worse. If we had the right intervention for troubled teens, could we reduce their chances of becoming repeat offenders?
    According to the International Center for Prison Studies in London, England, the United States has the world’s highest incarceration rate, with one in 100 adults behind bars. In fact, the United States accounts for less than five percent of the world’s population, but almost a quarter of the world’s prisoners.

    Considering how much time, energy and money we spend locking people up, you’d expect to see a bigger payoff. But in the United States there are about 16,000 homicides per year, or roughly six per 100,000 people, based on Department of Justice statistics. Compare that to Canada and Britain, which don’t even tally 1,000 homicides per year each.
    Our current system is too focused on tossing criminals behind bars and hoping they get the message instead of rehabilitating them. I’m not saying we need to stop punishing criminals. We just need to start peppering in prevention techniques and using creative solutions to identify red flags early.
    Missouri’s groundbreaking juvenile justice system is the vanguard. It focuses on rehabilitation, therapeutic intervention and conflict resolution rather than force and punishment. Small groups of youths stay in dorms with a couple of adult facilitators to emphasize individual treatment. According to Harvard University’s Ash Institute, the youths attend daily meetings with peers, partake in educational and volunteer programs and serve as role models for each other.
    So how will we get the remaining “tough against crime” politicians to implement similar systems? By showing them how it will fatten up the government’s coffers. The Missouri model has been shown to reduce recidivism, meaning states will have fewer repeat offenders to incarcerate. And the best way to reduce prison costs is to reduce incarceration.
    After all, why should juvenile offenders be the only ones learning conflict resolution and peer counseling? We should offer similar tools — such as group therapy — in public high schools to help all troubled kids before a potential descent into criminality.In these school-based programs, no topic should be off limits. Alcohol, drugs, sex, money — whatever is bothering these children, they should have a place to share experiences, learn to cope with adversity and simply have someone willing to listen. Such a program would also enable children to discuss issues that they are unwilling or unable to share with their parents.

    • ANSWER:
      Charles Manson had his first incarceration as an offender at the age of 8. No one took the time to find out why this boy was so angry and try to help him. He obviously was abused. He just got angrier and angrier as he saw that the world didn’t care about what anyone had done to him, only what he had done. This country still basically stands by and tolerates child abuse. It only becomes thought of as a crime when the tormented child acts out on someone else. We have no respect for children.

  42. QUESTION:
    People especially christians I am sending u a story of a man who accepted Islam?
    MY QUESTION IS THAT AFTER READING THAT STORY OF THE MAN WHO EMBRACED ISLAM DID U’R OPINION ABOUT ISLAM CHANGED
    I WANT NOT U PEOPLE TO READ THIS STORY BY A CONSERVATIVE MIND BUT AN OPEN MIND!

    Sheikh Yusuf Estes

    Yusaf Estes is a prominent Scholar who travels around the Globe Spreading the message of God, he also distributes video and audio lectures. Below is a very interesting short autobiography of how he converted from a Christian Preacher to a Muslim Chaplin, Yusuf Estes has written a short biography of himself and published it on his website http://www.islamtomorrow.com and www.islamtoday.com.

    “My name is Yusuf Estes and I am the National Muslim Chaplain for American Muslims, sponsored by a number of organizations here in Washington, DC. As such, I travel around the entire world lecturing and sharing the message of the Christ of the Quran in Islam. We hold dialogs and discussion groups with all faiths and enjoy the opportunity to work alongside of rabbis, ministers, preachers and priests everywhere. Most of our work is in the institutional area, military, universities and prisons. Primarily our goal is to educate and communicate the correct message of Islam and who the Muslims really are. Although Islam has grown now to tie Christianity as the largest of religions on earth, we see many of those who claim Islam as Muslims, that do not correctly understand nor properly represent the message of “Peace, Surrender and Obedience to God” (Arabic = ‘Islam’).
    Dear me, I am afraid that I got a bit ahead of myself, I was trying to give a bit of background on my own personal experience to see if it would in anyway benefit you in your ministry. This may seem quite strange that I would offer to help you, while we perhaps share a few different perspectives and concepts of God, Jesus, prophet hood, sin and salvation. But you see, at one time I was in the same boat as you. Really, I was. Let me explain.
    I was born into a very strong Christian family in the Midwest. Our family

    Christian Musician Minister – 1988
    and their ancestors not only built the churches and schools across this land, but actually were the same ones who came here in the first place. While I was still in elementary we relocated in Houston, Texas in 1949 (I’m old). We attended church regularly and I was baptized at the age of 12 in Pasadena, Texas. As a teenager, I wanted to visit other churches to learn more of their teachings and beliefs. The Baptists, Methodists, Episcopalians, Charismatic movements, Nazarene, Church of Christ, Church of God, Church of God in Christ, Full Gospel, Agape, Catholic, Presbyterian and many more. I developed quite a thirst for the “Gospel” or as we say; “Good News.” My research into religion did not stop with Christianity. Not at all. Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Metaphysics, native American beliefs were all a part of my studies. Just about the only one that I did not look into seriously was “Islam”. Why? Good question.
    Anyway, I became very interested in different types of music, especially Gospel and Classical. Because my whole family was religious and musical it followed that I too would begin my studies in both areas. All this set me for the logical position of Music Minister in many of the churches that I became affiliated with over the years. I started teaching keyboard instruments in 1960 and by 1963 owned my own studios in Laurel, Maryland, called “Estes Music Studios.”
    Over the next 30 years my father and I worked together in many business projects. We had entertainment programs, shows and attractions. We opened piano and organ stores all the way from Texas and Oklahoma to Florida. I made millions of dollars in those years, but could not find the peace of mind that can only come through knowing the truth and finding the real plan of salvation. I’m sure you have asked yourself the question; “Why did God create me?” or “What is it that God wants me to do?” or “Exactly who is God, anyway?” “Why do we believe in ‘original sin?” and “Why would the sons of Adam be forced to accept his ‘sins’ and then as a result be punished forever. But if you asked anyone these questions, they would probably tell you that you have to believe without asking, or that it is a ‘mystery’ and you shouldn’t ask.
    And then there is the concept of the ‘Trinity.’ If I would ask preachers or ministers to give me some sort of an idea how ‘one’ could figure out to become ‘three’ or how God Himself, Who can do anything He Wills to do, cannot just forgive people’s sins, but rather and had to become a man, come down on earth, be a human, and then take on the sins of all people. Keeping in mind that all along He is still God of the whole universe and does as He Wills to do, both in and outside of the universe as we know it.
    Then one day in 1991, I came to know that the Muslims believed in the Bible. I was shocked. How could this be? But that’s not all, they believe in Jesus as:
    * a true messenger of God;
    * prophet of God;
    * miracle birth without human intervention;
    * he was the ‘Christ’ or Messiah as predicted in the Bible;
    * he is with God now and most important;
    * He will be coming back in the Last Days to lead the believers against the ‘Antichrist.’
    This was too much for me. Especially since the evangelists that we used to travel around with all hated Muslims and Islam very much. They even said things that were not true to make people afraid of Islam. So, why would I want anything to do with these people?
    My father was very active in supporting church work, especially church school programs. He became and ordained minister in the 1970s. He and his wife (my stepmother) knew many of the TV evangelists and preachers and even visited Oral Roberts and helped in the building of the “Prayer Tower” in Tulsa, OK. They also were strong supporters of Jimmy Swaggart, Jim and Tammy Fae Bakker, Jerry Fallwell, John Haggi and the biggest enemy to Islam in America, Pat Robertson.
    Dad and his wife worked together and were most active in recording “Praise” tapes and distributing them for free to people in retirement homes, hospitals and homes for the elderly. And then in 1991 he began doing business with a man from Egypt and told me that he wanted me to meet him. This idea appealed to me when I thought about the idea of having an international flavor. You know, the pyramids, sphinx, Nile River and all that. Then my father mentioned that this man was a ‘Moslem.’
    I couldn’t believe my ears.
    A ‘Moslem?’
    No way!
    I reminded my dad of the various different things that we had heard about these people, how they are –
    Terrorists; hijackers; kidnappers; bombers and who knows what else?
    Not only that but:
    They don’t believe in God
    They kiss the ground five times a day and
    They worship a black box in the desert.
    No!
    I did not want to meet this ‘Moslem’ man. No way!
    My father insisted that I meet him and reassured me that he was a very nice person. So, I gave in and agreed to the meeting.
    But on my terms.
    I agreed to meet him on a Sunday after church so we would be all prayed up and in good standing with the Lord. I would be carrying my Bible under my arm as usual. I would have my big shiny cross dangling and I would have on my cap which says: “Jesus is Lord” right across the front. My wife and two young daughters came along and we were ready for our first encounter with the ‘Moslems.’
    When I came into the shop and asked my father where the ‘Moslem’ was, he pointed and said: “He’s right over there.”
    I was confused. That couldn’t be the Moslem. No way.
    I’m looking for a huge man with flowing robes and big turban on his head, a beard half way down his shirt and eyebrows that go all the way across his forehead.
    This man had no beard. In fact, he didn’t even have any hair on his head at all. He was very close to bald. And he was very pleasant with a warm welcome and handshake. This didn’t make sense. I thought they are terrorists and bombers. What is this all about?
    Never mind. I’ll get right to work on this guy. He needs to be ‘saved’ and me and the Lord are going to do it.
    So, after a quick introduction, I asked him:
    “Do you believe in God?”
    He said:
    “Yes.”
    (Good!)
    Then I said:
    “Do you believe in Adam and Eve?”
    He said:
    “Yes.”
    I said: “What about Abraham? You believe in him and how he tried to sacrifice his son for God?”
    He said:
    “Yes.”
    Then I asked:
    “What about Moses?”
    “Ten Commandments?”
    “Parting the Red Sea?”
    Again he said:
    “Yes.”
    Then:
    “What about the other prophets, David, Solomon and John the Baptist?”
    He said:
    “Yes.”
    I asked:
    “Do you believe in the Bible?”
    Again, he said:
    “Yes.”
    So, now it was time for the big question:
    “Do you believe in Jesus? That he was the Messiah (Christ) of God?”
    Again the said:
    “Yes.”
    Well now:
    “This was going to be easier than I had thought.”
    He was just about ready to be baptized only he didn’t know it.
    And I was just the one to do it, too.
    I was winning souls to the Lord day after day and this would be a big achievement for me, to catch one of these ‘Moslems’ and ‘convert’ him to Christianity.
    I asked him if he liked tea and he said he did. So off we went to a little shop in the mall to sit and talk about my favorite subject: Beliefs.
    While we sat in that little coffee shop for hours talking (I did most of the talking) I came to know that he was very nice, quiet and even a bit shy. He listened attentively to every word that I had to say and did not interrupt even one time. I liked this man’s way and thought that he had definite potential to become a good Christian.
    Little did I know the course of events about to unravel in front of my eyes.
    First of all, I agreed with my father that we should do business with this man and even encouraged the idea of him traveling along with me on my business trips across the northern part of Texas. Day after day we would ride together and discuss various issues pertaining to different beliefs that people have. And along the way, I could of course interject some of my favorite radio programs of worship and praise to help bring the message to this poor individual. We talked about the concept of God; the meaning of life; the purpose of creation; the prophets and their mission and how God reveals His Will to mankind. We also shared a lot of personal experiences and ideas as well.
    One day I came to know that my friend Mohamed was going to move out of the home he have been sharing with a friend of his and was going to be living in the mosque for a time. I went to my dad and asked him if we could invite Mohamed to come out to our big home in the country and stay there with us. After all, he could share some of the work and some expenses and he would be right there when we were ready to go to out traveling around. My father agreed and Mohamed moved in.
    Of course I still would find time to visit my fellow preachers and evangelists around the state of Texas. One of them lived on the Texas — Mexico border and another lived near lived Oklahoma border. One preacher liked to a huge wooden cross that was bigger than a car. He would carry it over his shoulder and drag the bottom on the ground and go down the road or freeway hauling these two beams formed in the shape of a cross. People would stop their cars and come over to him and ask him what was going on and he would give them pamphlets and booklets on Christianity.
    One day my friend with the cross had a heart attack and had to go to the Veterans Hospital where he stayed for quite a long while. I used to visit him in the hospital several times a week and I would take Mohamed with me with the hopes that we could all share together in the subject of beliefs and religions. My friend was not very impressed and it was obvious that he did not want to know anything about Islam. Then one day a man who was sharing the room with my friend came rolling into the room in his wheelchair. I went to him and asked him his name and he said that it didn’t matter and when I asked him where he was from he said he was from the planet Jupiter. I thought about what he said and then began to wonder if I was in the cardiac ward or the mental ward.
    I knew the man was lonely and depressed and needed someone in his life. So, I began to ‘witness’ to him about the Lord. I read to him out of the book of Jonah in the Old Testament. I shared the story of the prophet Jonah who had been sent by the Lord to call his people to the correct way. Jonah had left his people and escaped by boat to leave his city and head out to sea. A storm came up and the ship almost capsized and the people on board threw Jonah over the side of the ship. A whale came up to the surface and grabbed Jonah, swallowed him and then went down to the bottom of the sea, where he stayed for 3 days and 3 nights. Yet because of God’s Mercy, He caused the whale to rise to the surface and then spit Jonah out to return back home safely to his city of Nineveh. And the idea was that we can’t really run away from our problems because we always know what we have done. And what is more, God also always knows what we have done.
    After sharing this story with the man in the wheel chair, he looked up and me and apologized. He told me he was sorry for his rude behavior and that he had experienced some real serious problems recently. Then he said that he wanted to confess something to me. And I said that I was not a Catholic priest and I don’t handle confessions. He replied back to me that he knew that. In fact, he said: “I am a Catholic priest.”
    I was shocked. Here I had been trying to preach Christianity to a priest. What in the world was happening here?
    The priest began to share his story of being a missionary for the church for over 12 years to south and Central America and Mexico and even in New York’s ‘Hell’s Kitchen.’ When he was released from the hospital he needed a place to go to recover and rather than let him go to stay with a Catholic family, I told my dad that we should invite him to come out and live with us in the country along with our families and Mohamed. It was agreed by all that he would so, he moved out right away.
    During the trip out to our home, I talked with the priest about some of the concepts of beliefs in Islam and to my surprise he agreed and then shared even more about this with me. I was shocked when he told me that Catholic priests actually study Islam and some even carry doctors degrees in this subject. This was all very enlightening to me. But there was still a lot more to come.
    After settling in, we all began to gather around the kitchen table after dinner every night to discuss religion. My father would bring his King James Version of the Bible, I would bring out my Revised Standard Version of the Bible, my wife had another version of the Bible (maybe something like Jimmy Swaggart’s ‘Good News For Modern Man.” The priest of course, had the Catholic Bible which has 7 more books in it that the Protestant Bible. So we spent more time talking about which Bible was the right one or the most correct one, than we did trying to convince Mohamed about becoming a Christian.
    At one point I recall asking him about the Quran and how many versions of it there were in the last 1,400 years. He told me that there was only ONE QURAN. And that it had never been changed. Yet he let me know that the Quran had been memorized by hundreds of thousands of people, in it’s entirety and were scattered about the earth in many different countries. Over the centuries since the Quran was revealed millions have memorized it completely and have taught it to others who have memorized it completely, from cover to cover, letter perfect without mistakes.
    This did not seem possible to me. After all, the original languages of the Bible have all been dead languages for centuries and the documents themselves have been lost in their originals for hundreds and thousands of years. So, how could it be that something like this could be so easy to preserve and to recite from cover to cover.
    Anyway, one day the priest asked the Mohamed if he might accompany him to the mosque to see what it was like there. They came back talking about their experience there and we could not wait to ask the priest what it was like and what all types of ceremonies they performed. He said they didn’t really ‘do’ anything. They just came and prayed and left. I said: “They left? Without any speeches or singing?” He said that was right.
    A few more days went by and the Catholic priest asked Mohamed if he might join him again for a trip to the mosque which they did. But this time it was different. They did not come back for a very long time. It became dark and we worried that something might have happened to them. Finally they arrived and when they came in the door I immediately recognized Mohamed, but who was this alongside of him? Someone wearing a white robe and a white cap. Hold on a minute! It was the priest. I said to him: “Pete? — Did you become a ‘Moslem?’
    He said that he had entered into Islam that very day. THE PRIEST BECAME A MUSLIM!! What next? (You’ll see).
    So, I went upstairs to think things over a bit and began to talk to my wife about the whole subject. She then told me that she too was going to enter into Islam, because she knew it was the truth. I was really shocked now. I went downstairs and woke up Mohamed and asked him to come outside with me for a discussion. We walked and talked that whole night through. By the time he was ready to pray Fajr (the morning prayer of the Muslims) I knew that the truth had come at last and now it was up to me to do my part. I went out back behind my father’s house and found an old piece of plywood lying under an overhang and right there I put my head down on the ground facing the direction that the Muslims pray five times a day.
    Now then in that position, with my body stretched out on the plywood and my head on the ground, I asked: “O God. If you are there, guide me, guide me.” And then after a while I raised up my head and I noticed something. No, I didn’t see birds or angels coming out of the sky nor did I hear voices or music, nor did I see bright lights and flashes. What I did notice was a change inside of me. I was aware now more than ever before that it was time for me to stop lying and cheating and doing sneaky business deals. It was time that I really work at being an honest and upright man. I knew now what I had to do. So I went upstairs and took a shower with the distinct idea that I was ‘washing’ away the sinful old person that I had become over the years. And I was now coming into a new, fresh life. A life based on truth

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve read all of it once before. Once is enough. I’m not converting to Islam, thank you. I’m perfectly happy as a Christian.

  43. QUESTION:
    Glenn Beck Hates ACORN – Do you think he is just an LDS shlub?
    Glenn Beck: Probe of ACORN ‘Bogus’ – Calls for Obama to Intervene

    By Joseph Weber

    Conservative commentator Glenn Beck said Thursday the ethics investigation into the community activist group ACORN will yield no meaningful findings unless it reaches into the top levels of the organization or the White House gets involved.

    “I think this whole thing is bogus,” said Mr. Beck, a Fox News talk-show host.

    ACORN on Wednesday named former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger, a Democrat, to lead an independent inquiry into the liberal group’s social-services program. The inquiry follows the recent release of videotapes showing undercover operatives posing as a prostitute and pimp seeking tax and housing advice at five ACORN offices.

    “It’s a show,” Mr. Beck told The Washington Times’ “America’s Morning News” radio show. “They moved too fast, too quietly. The president is not involved. Until you start going to the people at the top … the people connected to the White House, you cannot clean up this mess.”

    Mr. Beck noted that ACORN’s advisory board includes Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and former Maryland lieutenant governor; John Podesta, a Clinton administration chief of staff; and Henry G. Cisneros, secretary of Housing and Urban Development during the Clinton administration.

    “How could you possibly clean up ACORN with these people on the board,” Mr. Beck said. “You have the worst of the worst sitting on this board making decisions.”

    Mr. Obama’s election committee hired an ACORN affiliate to help with get-out-the-vote efforts in the 2008 campaign. The group also is being investigated for voter-registration fraud.

    The flap over ACORN is one of several issues that has riled up liberals and others against Mr. Beck, and now a planned visit to his hometown of Mount Vernon, Wash., this weekend has divided that town.

    Groups have demonstrated on the streets and in City Council meetings about Mr. Beck’s visit, according to the Associated Press, and petitions have been collected calling for cancellation of the visit. A small-business owner put up a sign that says: “Glenn Beck & Hatred not welcome here.” And the leader of nearby Whatcom County has offered the key to his city to Jon Stewart, the host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” in sort of a mayoral rebuttal after Mount Vernon Mayor Bud Norris proclaimed Sept. 26 as “Glenn Beck Day” to honor his success as a nationally known broadcaster.

    The media circus and the strong public reaction over the event has not fazed Mr. Norris.

    “I knew him here as a kid,” Mr. Norris, a Republican, told the AP. “I was really unaware, really, of what he was doing in the last 25 years or so until I became aware he was on CNN. … I decided to recognize him for his professional achievement, not for his political views.”

    The announcement sparked a wave of opposition, riling up liberals in and around Mount Vernon, an agricultural city of 26,000 people, according to the AP.

    In a statement, Mr. Beck said, “The people of Mount Vernon are great people and I’m humbled by this honor and proud to be from there.” He added he learned the value of hard work in his family’s bakery.

    In his show, though, Mr. Beck poked fun at the surrounding controversy.

    “I’m afraid of even landing in my own home state. It used to be sane in Seattle. In the outlying areas, it used to be sane. Now, not so much,” Mr. Beck said on his radio show Sept. 2, according to the AP. “You don’t know some of these people in Seattle … they don’t have a life. They’re out hugging salmon and setting them free.”

    S.A. Miller contributed to this report.

    Copyright 2009 The Washington Times, LLC

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/sep/25/beck-probe-of-acorn-bogus/?source=newsletter_must-read-stories-today_more_news_carousel

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, are you a bigot? What does his religion have to do with ACORN??? Seriously, what the h***???

      Are you saying that ACORN isn’t actually screwed up?

      The current president wants to give them all kinds of official powers and responsibilities when they’ve been wholeheartedly incompetent, unethical, and unlawful from the top down.

      A better question is: Why isn’t everyone questioning ACORN and the Presidents eagerness to give them official powers and responsibilities???

  44. QUESTION:
    Is this guy insane or what?
    I found this quote on FSTDT and all I can say is wow. This is just insane.

    ********

    The Discovery Channel MUST broadcast to the world their commitment to save the planet and to do the following IMMEDIATELY:
    1. The Discovery Channel and it’s affiliate channels MUST have daily television programs at prime time slots based on Daniel Quinn’s “My Ishmael” pages 207-212 where solutions to save the planet would be done in the same way as the Industrial Revolution was done, by people building on each other’s inventive ideas. Focus must be given on how people can live WITHOUT giving birth to more filthy human children since those new additions continue pollution and are pollution. A game show format contest would be in order. Perhaps also forums of leading scientists who understand and agree with the Malthus-Darwin science and the problem of human overpopulation. Do both. Do all until something WORKS and the natural world starts improving and human civilization building STOPS and is reversed! MAKE IT INTERESTING SO PEOPLE WATCH AND APPLY SOLUTIONS!!!!

    2. All programs on Discovery Health-TLC must stop encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human infants and the false heroics behind those actions. In those programs’ places, programs encouraging human sterilization and infertility must be pushed. All former pro-birth programs must now push in the direction of stopping human birth, not encouraging it.

    3. All programs promoting War and the technology behind those must cease. There is no sense in advertising weapons of mass-destruction anymore. Instead, talk about ways to disassemble civilization and concentrate the message in finding SOLUTIONS to solving global military mechanized conflict. Again, solutions solutions instead of just repeating the same old wars with newer weapons. Also, keep out the fraudulent peace movements. They are liars and fakes and had no real intention of ending the wars. ALL OF THEM ARE FAKE! On one hand, they claim they want the wars to end, on the other, they are demanding the human population increase. World War II had 2 Billion humans and after that war, the people decided that tripling the population would assure peace. WTF??? STUPIDITY! MORE HUMANS EQUALS MORE WAR!

    4. Civilization must be exposed for the filth it is. That, and all its disgusting religious-cultural roots and greed. Broadcast this message until the pollution in the planet is reversed and the human population goes down! This is your obligation. If you think it isn’t, then get hell off the planet! Breathe Oil! It is the moral obligation of everyone living otherwise what good are they??

    5. Immigration: Programs must be developed to find solutions to stopping ALL immigration pollution and the anchor baby filth that follows that. Find solutions to stopping it. Call for people in the world to develop solutions to stop it completely and permanently. Find solutions FOR these countries so they stop sending their breeding populations to the US and the world to seek jobs and therefore breed more unwanted pollution babies. FIND SOLUTIONS FOR THEM TO STOP THEIR HUMAN GROWTH AND THE EXPORTATION OF THAT DISGUSTING FILTH! (The first world is feeding the population growth of the Third World and those human families are going to where the food is! They must stop procreating new humans looking for nonexistant jobs!)

    ******

    Read the rest here. Man just batsh*t insane.

    http://savetheplanetprotest.com/

    KM: You can’t report me for doing nothing. At least unlike I’m cordial. You should get a job hypocrite.
    No it’s a question asking for others opinions. And fact you report to crass insults says so much about you.
    *resort not report.

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with you

  45. QUESTION:
    dishnetwork programming offer scam ?
    I was contacted by an agent introduced him self as calling from dishnetwork to offer me programming package. I didn’t accept the offer; I told him I am already having programming with dishnetwork.

    He insisted that he can even save me more with my current programming. He asked me to provide my dishnetwork account number to be able to lookup my account. I gave it to him, he then asked me to call me back in 5 minutes to tell me what exactly how much saving I will get compared to my current account. Five minutes later, he called me back, he has all my programming info already, he reiterated his offer by which I’ll get free DVR, free HD programming for 6 months, free installations and with the same programming package I already have, I’ll be saving five dollars of my monthly bill.

    I accepted the offer, sounds good so far! He told me the only way to get the offer is to set it up a new account, when I hesitated since I don’t know the consequences on my existing programming or if there will be any interruption, he mentioned that nothing to worry and everything will go smooth.

    I said OK, then he asked for a credit card info, I questioned him on that, he said for setting up an account, they will typically put one () on hold and will returned back within 1 business day. Since I remember that this was the procedure when I first setup my account, then I gave it to him.

    After he processed the transaction, he asked for the account setup information, I started giving him name, address, ..etc. He told me that to be able to get that offer; I should provide him with another name, since this offer is not valid for existing dishnetwork customers! WHATTTTT!

    I told him that you already know that I am a dishnetwork customer, you contacted me from that prospective, you managed to pull my existing programming, and then you know that I am a customer, what a waste of time. He asked me to provide a friend’s name or any other person’s name and SSN, etc. I decided to finish the call and told him that I’m not interested. He told me to wait; he’ll try get around this. I asked how, he quickly said, not to worry, and with a lowered voice I think he said something like he’ll punch a name for a friend of him and will switch it later to my name. I said I don’t understand what are you saying. He interrupted me by saying congratulations! The application went through; you’ll be contacted by dish network within few days for installations. (I wasn’t comfortable with that but since I didn’t give any more information at that point, waited to see)

    Couple of days later, I noticed a transaction made from my bank account by the amount of .98 by “VMC satellite (not dishnetwork)” and hasn’t returned back. It’s been a week and nobody called. I called that representative on the phone he gave me. Looked like was a cell phone or so, he answered the phone “same person”. I was angry and, he asked for name to look my account up. Then he said, there’s no way to look me up since I’m already a dishnetwork customer and not on their system, therefore he can’t do anything for me. (At that point I remembered the friend’s name thing that he whispered). I told him I don’t know what you did, but I need my money. He said the best is to wait few days and the transaction should be reversed back automatically.

    I called VMC satellite; they don’t know a person with that name. I’m confused, a transaction was made by that company, then this person should be affiliated with them some how. He also provided a valid phone number to contact him, if it was a scam, I don’t think he’ll be providing any true information.
    There’s more than money that I’m concerned about, it’s how my personal information and SSN, which was collected by him are used! Should I call the police to locate that person? dishnetwork, or what is the proper place to complain at since I know at least the phone number of the person (assuming his name is incorrect) or what should I do?
    I requested an investigation from my bank. They provided the phone number of the merchant as:
    703 636 4600
    Do a google search and you’ll be surprised. I’m just wondering how thos guys are still on business after all these reports about them?

    • ANSWER:
      I’d call DishNetwork’s main number (it’s on their website or your bill) and report this criminal to them.

      For future reference, even though the installers are local, all programming and billing comes from Dish Network corporate – NOT THE INSTALLER. The installer can’t (legally) do anything about your programming packages.

  46. QUESTION:
    Loan for a International School?
    I applyed to this school in Sweden and got in.

    However, I am going to need to take out a loan or find some grants in order to make this happen. Since the school is not affiliated with any Universities here in the states I don’t believe FAFSA can help me much.

    The degree program is considered a graduate program there, but its more like a 2 year tech school here. It also just started letting international students into their school as of two years ago, so they don’t have much insight for me.

    Does anyone know how to go about doing this without taking out some sort of personal loan from a bank.

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Check to see if your school is listed on the Federal School Code Search: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/FOTWWebApp/FSLookupServlet

      You might be pleasantly surprised.

      And the FAFSA will help you with grants and scholarship — surely there are some for students interested in studying in Sweden (sponsored in the U.S. and over there).

  47. QUESTION:
    Blogging, HTML, Scripting, and Ads?
    Okay this is a long question and it is covering several subjects.

    First off, are there any GOOD, reputable forums, that I can go to for blogging, programming, scripting, HTML and coding, and ad questions?

    I am starting a blog, well a series of blogs, for my art, and story work. Some of which is adult material, erotic, and mature. I understand that Google Adsense won’t host ads on any adult themed blog, SOOOOO, what would be my best alternative? I am trying to find an ad program that pays out to bank accounts or paypal accounts, NOT by check. Adbrite is out of the picture here.

    Also, I am not familiar with the method I would go about to do this, would I get custom banners made, or do I use HTML coding to make my own, how do I put them in my blog, etc?

    Besides ads, I have heard of affiliates but no idea how to use them or where to find real, reputable ones at. Any info on those?

    Another subject would be traffic, twitter, facebook, digg, stumbleupon, where else can I get traffic?

    Lastly, any tips or advice that you can offer to help me would be great. The end game I have planned here is to start up a series of blogs, art, literature, story work and character design, and making some money off of it. I don’t plan to make this into a career, just a good 30 bucks a month would be awesome.

    Also as I said above, any forums or websites out there existing on this subject, please direct me to them, I’m new on all of this blogging and such.

    Thanks very much.

    If it is any help, this is the idea I had in mind (below), but I can’t find a way to translate it into lamens terms or get any of the resources to work or find them.

    http://www.ideasbeta.com/make-money-with-an-adult-blog-the-easier-way

    • ANSWER:
      Wow long question here are a few answers.

      I am not sure of alternatives to adsense but you could post affiliate links with pictures where an ad would be or you can sell ad space on your blog if there is enough of traffic for someone to want to pay.

      As far as forums go I would go on Google and type in HTML, scripting, ads etc then forum and see what comes up. I like http://tinyurl.com/warrior-forum-preview and http://tinyurl.com/Black-Hat-World-preview

      The banners and pictures are given to you when you signup as an affiliate or you can go to Google Images and copy the picture then link the picture to the affiliate site.

      Finding affiliates is easy go the business sites that you want to buy products from or want to promote. At the bottom of the site I am sure it will say Affiliates click there and open an account. There is where you will see the banner ads, text links and such you can use.

      Getting traffic to you is hard you can do article marketing. Write about the product or your case stories and pictures then share it through a social marketing site. I use OnlyWire to post my content to all the social sites It can post up to 41 social sites eliminating the hassle and time on your end. Check out my article it explains about OnlyWire.

      As far as the money you are looking to make things take time don’t expect to much to fast. Make your first site and do it well because that will be the foundation for the others. You will use the traffic from the first to help the others you create.

      On my blog I explain the fundamentals and step by step how to create an online business. How to optimize your site and find good targeted keywords to help make someone find you.

      My other website autobloging can help you generate the content to your site and pick up the slack when you are unable to write your own articles to draw the traffic to you. Check them both out. Make sure you read then reread before you buy from anyone. There is much to learn!!!

      Hope this helped.
      Lisa

  48. QUESTION:
    WorldWide Challenge. Can anyone help me find the perfect internet stay at home job?
    These are a list of things that I’am looking for in my online internet job :
    1. Low Start up cost (no more than
    2. Easy to do quick set up less than an hours time
    3. Money gets sent straight to paypal account
    4. Money potential is descent (say 00 a month or more)
    5. Easy start up (no regresting to multiple websites where keeping track of money can be confusing, like survey sites where they want you to regester to a myraid of websites)
    6. 1-2 hours a day max spent online
    7. All the resources are provided for me, with no extra cost. I.E info, and step by step very in detail process is exlained in lamens terms
    8. (Again resources provides) What I mean is take for ex: A survey
    sight, you can only make as much money as how many surveys are in your inbox, well instead of waiting for one to show up. There is an huge amount to fill out all provided free, so no waiting.

    These are a list of things That I’am not looking for:
    1. Survey sites
    2. Pyriamed schemes
    3. Processing rebates, or affiliate marketing
    4. Selling a product on ebay or craigslist through droppshipping companies with terrible products no one wants to buy.
    5. Ad viewing websites (paid to view ads, were you can only make as much as .02 per ad, and you have to wait for one to show up in your email)
    6. Refering people to a website, were you can only make money if your referals do
    7. MLM
    8. Sweeptake offers
    9. e-books
    10. Not a gambling site

    That pretty much covers it, if any other like or dislikes I can remeber appear, I will re-edit this message and post more.

    If anyone knows of such a site please let me know ASAP with a link. Although I don’t think such site existes because if it did I don’t think anyone would be working outside of this program. Please read all of my details make sure that it applies to all of my wants, and has nothing to do with my dislikes…

    • ANSWER:
      This is Perfect: http://www.newstyle.ws

  49. QUESTION:
    Why does google keep redirecting?
    this is the closest thing I could find to what exactly is going on with my PC. I have all these symptoms but can not find the TDSSserv.sys, it talks about. I open all menus showed all hidden devices. I have also downloaded a register cleaner that keeps scanning and finding the same errors and only repairs one and ignores the others every time I’ve run a full scan with it. I have also downloaded a malware program that I run a complete scan now at least once a day and it finds nothing. I have mcafee thru my ISP and the scans find nothing as well. Please help!

    1.How to Remove Google Redirect Virus
    By dvd-guru, eHow Member
    Google redirect virus is the latest threat on Internet and it mainly affects web browsers. it is designed to manipulate google search results. This virus gets installed through a trojan horse and when you search on Google for something, It hides the google results and shows you advertisements or affiliate links related to that subject. This google redirect virus can also show you false advertisements, popups, redirect you to spam pages and lots more. You need to remove this virus as soon as it is detected. It won’t even let you search on Google and it is a clear indication that you need to protect your computer in future by using a Spyware Remover.
    Difficulty: Moderate
    Instructions
    Things You’ll Need:

    * Spyware Doctor which you can download from the link below in resources section.

    1.In order to remove Google Redirect Virus, first you need to know what this threat is and how does it harm your computer? The malware lives up to its name and causes redirection of search results. If you search something on Google, this virus will redirect your to another malicious websites and advertisements. It won’t let you see genuine results from Google. Apart from this, this virus can also do the following gimmicks :
    A) It will show you errors saying that filename.exe is not a valid WIn32 application.
    B) If you download and try to install a new program, It may tell you that setup files are corrupted and you need to download a fresh copy. It will keep bugging you again and again.
    C) It will infect Internet Explorer, Firefox and then redirect you to malicious websites showing advertisements and pop ups.
    2.It is extremely important that you remove Google Redirect virus as soon as possible To remove Google Redirect Virus, you need to follow these steps :P lease click on “Start–>Run”. Type “devmgmt.msc” and Click on OK. This will run Device Manager. In Device Manager, click on “View–>Show Hidden Devices”.
    3 Please expand all the devices by click on the “Plus” sign. Now try to find “TDSSserv.sys” right click Disable. Please make sure that you do not select the Un-Install option otherwise infection will be back once you reboot your computer.
    4After disabling the TDSSserv.sys, please download a Spyware Remover and remove Google redirect Virus completely from your system. Please note that you need to remove several registry entries to remove it completely and you never know If you have other threats in your system. Be wise and remove it with a Spyware Remover Sofeware
    is there any other way that doesn’t cost money
    GUS!!!! Go here just did it and it worked like a complete charm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8NU0Ykv_OI
    and it’s free!!!!
    i found my own answer thanks anyway

    • ANSWER:
      The Google redirect virus isn’t just a malware problem but a browser hijack. So a system recovery or system restore won’t really work and can mess up your system even more. That’s also the reason why regular tools like anti-malware or anti-virus aren’t very effective in fixing the redirect problem on their own.

      There are several ways to remove the Google redirect virus. One way is by renaming and disabling ‘regedit.exe’ temporarily so that the redirect doesn’t take place. Then run a full PC antivirus and anti-malware scan and once any trojans are detected and removed, restore the registry program back to its original name.

  50. QUESTION:
    Do you agree with the following letter? Why or why not?
    These principles come from an open letter to America that was sent from a listener to the Glenn Beck Program. You can read the context here.

    Principles

    I. Illegal immigration. I want you to stop coddling illegal immigrants and secure our borders. Close the underground tunnels. Stop the violence and the trafficking in drugs and people. No amnesty, not again. Been there, done that, no resolution. P.S., I’m not a racist. This isn’t to be confused with legal immigration.

    II. TARP. I want it repealed and I want no further funding supplied to it. We told you no, but you did it anyway. I want the remaining unfunded 95% repealed. Freeze, repeal.

    III. Czars. I want the circumvention of our checks and balances stopped immediately. Fire the czars. No more czars. Government officials answer to the process, not to the president. Stop trampling on our Constitution and honor it.

    IV. Cap and trade. The debate on global warming is not over. There is more to say.

    V. Universal healthcare. I will not be rushed into another expensive decision. Don’t you dare try to pass this in the middle of the night and then go on break. Slow down!

    VI. Growing government control. I want states rights and sovereignty fully restored. I want less government in my life, not more. Shrink it down. Mind your own business. You have enough to take care of with your real obligations. Why don’t you start there.

    VII. ACORN. I do not want ACORN and its affiliates in charge of our 2010 census. I want them investigated. I also do not want mandatory escrow fees contributed to them every time on every real estate deal that closes. Stop the funding to ACORN and its affiliates pending impartial audits and investigations. I do not trust them with taking the census over with our taxpayer money. I don’t trust them with our taxpayer money. Face up to the allegations against them and get it resolved before taxpayers get any more involved with them. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, hello. Stop protecting your political buddies. You work for us, the people. Investigate.

    VIII. Redistribution of wealth. No, no, no. I work for my money. It is mine. I have always worked for people with more money than I have because they gave me jobs. That is the only redistribution of wealth that I will support. I never got a job from a poor person. Why do you want me to hate my employers? What do you have against shareholders making a profit?

    IX. Charitable contributions. Although I never got a job from a poor person, I have helped many in need. Charity belongs in our local communities, where we know our needs best and can use our local talent and our local resources. Butt out, please. We want to do it ourselves.

    X. Corporate bailouts. Knock it off. Sink or swim like the rest of us. If there are hard times ahead, we’ll be better off just getting into it and letting the strong survive. Quick and painful. Have you ever ripped off a BandAid? We will pull together. Great things happen in America under great hardship. Give us the chance to innovate. We cannot disappoint you more than you have disappointed us.

    XI. Transparency and accountability. How about it? No, really, how about it? Let’s have it. Let’s say we give the buzzwords a rest and have some straight honest talk. Please stop manipulating and trying to appease me with clever wording. I am not the idiot you obviously take me for. Stop sneaking around and meeting in back rooms making deals with your friends. It will only be a prelude to your criminal investigation. Stop hiding things from me.

    XII. Unprecedented spending. Stop it now. Take a breath. Listen to the people.

    Note: I, in no part, had anything to do with the creation of this letter. I just want to see what this site thinks about the letter.

    • ANSWER:
      I agree 100%!!!! Could not agree more. I do not see how anybody could disagree. This letter was well thought out, precise and honest. I think that if people would actually read it with an open mind and not with a slanted view based solely on political affiliation they would see the meaning behind it. We as Americans are blessed with basic unalienable rights which are slowly being eroded by a government he** bent on full and total control of our lives ranging from where OUR money goes to what we eat.


How To Determine Kidney Function Loss

Although we cultivate to take our kidneys for fixed, these important organs deserve a little consideration now and then. Often, we don’t pay much thought to them until there is a difficult. When the kidney malfunctions, you will definitely know it. We’ve all heard tales of excruciating kidney sand or a dire kidney infection, which, if left coarse, can direct into sepsis that pervades the body and origin substantial mischief.

To keep your kidneys functioning as they should, contain a few management tips in your shape tedious. It won’t take much time or power to add these tips to your lifestyle, and the suborn may help to keep you off dialysis in preventing kidney breakdown later in life.

Drink much fluids. We’ve all heard that drinking eight to ten glasses of water each day promotes better shape, but do you know why? Imagine a riverbed that, due to a famine, sinks to low levels and even exposes opaque areas in acne. Debris like tree limbs, large stones, and even flailing fish can be seen hovering in the dull rivulet and perhaps sticking to the banks in demise around bends. Then presume a tank with low water levels. It may look dry, dirty, or shallow, with many things bobbing on the plane that otherwise might be agreed off downstream. This grim picture is a picture of your bloodstream and kidneys when you don’t drink enough fluids. Although the kidneys act as more of a filter than a reservoir, toxins can assemble up if there isn’t enough water heaviness to make them through to the urinary pamphlet for excretion.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Would anyone like to read these paragraphs on the kidney and then answer 4 questions about it?
    It is the job of the kidney to regulate the volume and composition of body fluids. Body fluids include the extracellular fluid (ECF, the blood plasma) and the intracellular fluid (ICF, inside body cells). Regulating these fluids requires that the kidney conserves (keeps) or eliminates (discards) materials in just the right amounts to balance intakes and non-renal losses to maintain body fluid homeostasis. The mechanism of kidney function is a 2-step process. First, the blood is filtered through the glomerulus, forming glomerular filtrate. Second, the filtered fluid is conditioned in the tubule through reabsorption of some chemicals and secretion of others. The final product is urine, a solution that normally contains water, salt, urea and other substances the body needs to eliminate. The kidney responds to body demands and conditions by changing how much of each material is conserved and how much eliminated, so the volume and composition of urine are quite variable, while the volume and composition of the ECF remains constant. The problem in maintaining constancy in body fluids is that changes caused by eating, drinking, body demands, and activity are very irregular and unpredictable. Even so, the chemical composition of the blood and other body fluids must remain very constant for the body to function normally. The kidneys have the major responsibility for maintaining body fluid homeostasis no matter what the individual eats,drinks, or does. The solution to the problem is to rapidly turn over the body fluids by glomerular filtration and tubular reabsorption, continually filtering and monitoring the plasma for changes that require correction. The adult kidney filters 170 liters of blood plasma per day. An average adult has a plasma volume of about 3.5 liters, meaning that the kidney completely filters the plasma about 48 times per day, or twice per hour! Obviously, all of the material filtered by the kidney cannot be excreted, so the second step in
    normal kidney function is to selectively recover the parts of the filtrate that are necessary and useful to the body. During the process of selective reabsorption, some substances (like glucose) are completely recovered from the urine and other substances (like urea) remain to be eliminated.

    The composition of normal urine is highly variable because our diet and level of activity are highly variable. However, abnormal urine may contain substances that are never present in normal urine. Sometimes the presence of a substance may indicate a great excess in the body, so that the kidney can’t reabsorb it all. If the kidney is diseased, substances that should not be the urine may be present. Depending on what and how much of various substances are present, a physician may be able to determine what’s wrong with a patient. Urinalysis tests for the presence or absence of different substances, so that a physician can analyze the results to find out what’s wrong with the patient.

    1. Why does the volume and color of urine produced by the kidneys vary so much?
    2. Why does urine always contain urea?
    3. Why are glucose and amino acids reabsorbed in the nephron?
    4. Why can’t the kidney just excrete the filtered plasma without adjusting its content?

    • ANSWER:
      1. Volume and color of urine vary because the body needs to stay in homeostasis. If there is an abundance of fluids, the body will filter out what it doesn’t need, and the urine is more diluted. If there are not enough fluids, the body will conserve water (pump out ADH hormone) and keep recycling it through the blood, and therefore the urine is darker in color and lower in volume.

      2. Urea is produced when the liver breaks down amino acids or ammonia. Urea has a lot of nitrogen, which must be expelled from the body by the kidneys in order to maintain homeostasis.

      3. Although small amounts of glucose leave the body through urine, glucose and amino acids are usually put back into the blood so they can be permeated by body cells. If glucose is present in urine in large amounts, the individual probably has diabetes mellitus. Too little glucose in blood can lead to hypoglycemia. Glucose is released into the blood by a sodium transporter.

      4. Once again, the kidneys need to keep homeostasis in the body. Blood pH needs to be between 7.35 and 7.45 so any variations could cause major problems. “Filtering and monitoring plasma for changes that require correction.”

  2. QUESTION:
    Anyone in the mood to read & answer 4 questions about it?
    It is the job of the kidney to regulate the volume and composition of body fluids. Body fluids include the extracellular fluid (ECF, the blood plasma) and the intracellular fluid (ICF, inside body cells). Regulating these fluids requires that the kidney conserves (keeps) or eliminates (discards) materials in just the right amounts to balance intakes and non-renal losses to maintain body fluid homeostasis. The mechanism of kidney function is a 2-step process. First, the blood is filtered through the glomerulus, forming glomerular filtrate. Second, the filtered fluid is conditioned in the tubule through reabsorption of some chemicals and secretion of others. The final product is urine, a solution that normally contains water, salt, urea and other substances the body needs to eliminate. The kidney responds to body demands and conditions by changing how much of each material is conserved and how much eliminated, so the volume and composition of urine are quite variable, while the volume and composition of the ECF remains constant. The problem in maintaining constancy in body fluids is that changes caused by eating, drinking, body demands, and activity are very irregular and unpredictable. Even so, the chemical composition of the blood and other body fluids must remain very constant for the body to function normally. The kidneys have the major responsibility for maintaining body fluid homeostasis no matter what the individual eats,drinks, or does. The solution to the problem is to rapidly turn over the body fluids by glomerular filtration and tubular reabsorption, continually filtering and monitoring the plasma for changes that require correction. The adult kidney filters 170 liters of blood plasma per day. An average adult has a plasma volume of about 3.5 liters, meaning that the kidney completely filters the plasma about 48 times per day, or twice per hour! Obviously, all of the material filtered by the kidney cannot be excreted, so the second step in
    normal kidney function is to selectively recover the parts of the filtrate that are necessary and useful to the body. During the process of selective reabsorption, some substances (like glucose) are completely recovered from the urine and other substances (like urea) remain to be eliminated.

    The composition of normal urine is highly variable because our diet and level of activity are highly
    variable. However, abnormal urine may contain substances that are never present in normal urine.
    Sometimes the presence of a substance may indicate a great excess in the body, so that the kidney can’t reabsorb it all. If the kidney is diseased, substances that should not be the urine may be present. Depending on what and how much of various substances are present, a physician may be able to determine what’s wrong with a patient. Urinalysis tests for the presence or absence of different substances, so that a physician can analyze the results to find out what’s wrong with the patient.

    1. Why does the volume and color of urine produced by the kidneys vary so much?
    2. Why does urine always contain urea?
    3. Why are glucose and amino acids reabsorbed in the nephron?
    4. Why can’t the kidney just excrete the filtered plasma without adjusting its content

    • ANSWER:
      If this is your homework. Do it yourself.

  3. QUESTION:
    A reading on anatomy + 4 questions?
    It is the job of the kidney to regulate the volume and composition of body fluids. Body fluids include the extracellular fluid (ECF, the blood plasma) and the intracellular fluid (ICF, inside body cells). Regulating these fluids requires that the kidney conserves (keeps) or eliminates (discards) materials in just the right amounts to balance intakes and non-renal losses to maintain body fluid homeostasis. The mechanism of kidney function is a 2-step process. First, the blood is filtered through the glomerulus, forming glomerular filtrate. Second, the filtered fluid is conditioned in the tubule through reabsorption of some chemicals and secretion of others. The final product is urine, a solution that normally contains water, salt, urea and other substances the body needs to eliminate. The kidney responds to body demands and conditions by changing how much of each material is conserved and how much eliminated, so the volume and composition of urine are quite variable, while the volume and composition of the ECF remains constant. The problem in maintaining constancy in body fluids is that changes caused by eating, drinking, body demands, and activity are very irregular and unpredictable. Even so, the chemical composition of the blood and other body fluids must remain very constant for the body to function normally. The kidneys have the major responsibility for maintaining body fluid homeostasis no matter what the individual eats,drinks, or does. The solution to the problem is to rapidly turn over the body fluids by glomerular filtration and tubular reabsorption, continually filtering and monitoring the plasma for changes that require correction. The adult kidney filters 170 liters of blood plasma per day. An average adult has a plasma volume of about 3.5 liters, meaning that the kidney completely filters the plasma about 48 times per day, or twice per hour! Obviously, all of the material filtered by the kidney cannot be excreted, so the second step in
    normal kidney function is to selectively recover the parts of the filtrate that are necessary and useful to the body. During the process of selective reabsorption, some substances (like glucose) are completely recovered from the urine and other substances (like urea) remain to be eliminated.

    The composition of normal urine is highly variable because our diet and level of activity are highly variable. However, abnormal urine may contain substances that are never present in normal urine. Sometimes the presence of a substance may indicate a great excess in the body, so that the kidney can’t reabsorb it all. If the kidney is diseased, substances that should not be the urine may be present. Depending on what and how much of various substances are present, a physician may be able to determine what’s wrong with a patient. Urinalysis tests for the presence or absence of different substances, so that a physician can analyze the results to find out what’s wrong with the patient.
    1. Why does the volume and color of urine produced by the kidneys vary so much?
    2. Why does urine always contain urea?
    3. Why are glucose and amino acids reabsorbed in the nephron?
    4. Why can’t the kidney just excrete the filtered plasma without adjusting its content?

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    Why Malaysian doctors always say no salt because you will have blood pressure, high blood and heart attack?
    POLL : Please let me know…. voice it out anything from bottom of your hearth.

    How Salt Became Sodium Chloride
    With the advent of industrial development, natural salt was “chemically cleaned” and reduced to the combination of sodium and chloride.
    Essential minerals and trace elements were removed as impurities. However, sodium chloride is an unnatural, isolated, unwholesome substance having nothing in common with salt. Similar to white, refined sugar, salt, once regarded as white gold, was converted into white poison. However, there is a higher reason for salt having been endowed with all the natural elements found in our bodies. Sodium chloride is an aggressive substance, which is perpetually seeking an equalizing counterpart in order for it to produce its effect. More…

    The natural counterparts, such as potassium, calcium magnesium and other minerals and trace elements, demonstrate, from a biophysical standpoint, specific frequency patterns. These patterns ensure the geometric structures in our body. When these structures are missing, we are without energy and are lifeless. Salt should not be used just to add flavour to our food, but for its vibration pattern, which is similar to our body!

    http://himalayansalt.com.au/health.htm

    http://altmedangel.com/salt.htm

    Is salt good or bad?
    Biologically speaking, salt (sodium) plays a major role in human health. It not only feeds nutritional mineral elements to our cells, it also dissolves, sanitizes and cleanses toxic wastes from our system. It is this latter function that makes salt such a healing substance. All classic biology textbooks refer to salt as the cleanser of bodily fluids.
    Most physiological and biological processes function correctly only when sufficient quantities of sodium are present. For example, the body makes hydrochloric acid from salt. (Hydrochloric acid is one of our essential digestive fluids.) In a healthy person, the quantity of salt retained in the tissues remains constant. Any excess sodium ingested is automatically eliminated through the kidneys. However, if disease is present, this elimination of excess salt is impaired, and excess salt deposits are created; or sudden loss if internal salt can occur.

    When stress or infection demand an extra supply of salt, our body reserves are used. Addison’s disease, pylorus blockage, ulcers and gastric cancers can create a critical loss of chloride ions and lower the sodium chloride in the digestive system causing a shortage of hydrochloric acid in gastric juices. These losses of chlorine and sodium inhibit the cell’s self-cleansing function resulting in the blood becoming loaded with toxins. This, in turn, can act on the nervous system and create a chain reaction of new losses of sodium chloride, which in extreme cases can be fatal.

    Salt is also responsible for the balance of acids and bases within the body. When salt enters the body it dissolves into ions (also called electrolytes because they carry electrical current). With this in mind, the water balance role of salt may be easier to understand. Water is a necessary part of all body cells but cells have no way to hold onto water molecules directly. They can only move ions around and water will follow ions. So the cells direct where the ions go, the water follows and this determines where the fluids go.

    The Function of Salt
    To truly understand the function of salt, we need to look to the sea, witness the high level of health of its creatures and compare its composition to that of human body fluids.
    Dehydrated sea water contains over 80 elements, most required for the maintenance of the human body. While all salt originates from the sea, refined table salt and almost all sea salts sold in health food stores have none of these elements left. Even in the “natural” salts, refining, washing, boiling or kiln drying has stripped away almost all traces of these minerals. That’s why it is white and dry.

    Any untreated, natural, whole salt will stubbornly hold on to part of its original water unless kiln or vacuum-pan dried. Even by drying naturally in the sun, salt crystals will not give up all of their moisture. In fact, the more trace and macro-nutrients the salt contains, the less moisture it will release.

    True “natural” sun dried salt ranges from light gray or beige to pale pink in color. Unwashed salt obtained by the industrial method yields dark gray (dirty) salt which definitely requires washing. Industrial salt making is designed to obtain a 99% pure chemical–sodium chloride. Only about 8% of industrial salt produced is used for food. The rest goes for industrial and chemical uses and is all totally refined.

    Dr. Jacques Loeb, M.D., a biologist renowned for his discoveries on parthenogenesis, did several experiments with protoplasm (living tissue) and salt. When he placed the protoplasm in distilled water, it lived. When he added pure (refined) sodium chloride, it acted as a deadly poison.

    In nature, s
    In nature, sodium chloride never occurs in pure form. A multitude of essential major and trace elements are in its crystals. Here is a partial list of these minerals and their function in human metabolism.
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    • ANSWER:
      haven’t you heard “never eat too much or too little”

      btw, this is a very long copy&paste articles


How To Cure The Kidney Disease

Tinnitus is an uncontrollable sound that can be heard in one or in both ears. The sound may take the form of a continuous ringing or buzzing that may sometimes occur in time with your heart beat.

The rhythm and intensity varies for different individuals. The irritating, unwanted ringing your ear will negatively affect your quality of life to a great extent. You will be left with an urgent need for an effective cure. And what better way to heal the body and escape undergoing through risky surgery and taking lethal drugs? It would be best to learn how to cure tinnitus at home, the safe and natural way.

The common table salt can be mixed with glycerin, a teaspoon of each, dissolved in a pint full of warm water. This solution is to be used as a nasal spray, to be sprayed in each nostril. It is a known fact that one possible cause of tinnitus is a clogged sinus passage. A good saline nasal spray can simply solve this problem.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    what are the causes of kidney diseases, prevention and cure?
    I need to know what are the various causes of kidney disease, how to prevent it as well as the cure for it

    • ANSWER:
      Nephropathy refers to damage to or disease of the kidney.
      * One cause of nephropathy is the long term usage of analgesics. The pain medicines which can cause kidney problems include aspirin, acetaminophen, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs.
      * A second possible cause of nephropathy is due to decreased function of xanthine oxidase in the purine degradation pathway.
      * Diabetic nephropathy is kidney disease or damage that results as a complication of diabetes.
      * High blood pressure makes the heart work harder and, over time, can damage blood vessels throughout the body. If the blood vessels in the kidneys are damaged, they may stop removing wastes and extra fluid from the body. The extra fluid in the blood vessels may then raise blood pressure even more. It’s a dangerous cycle.
      * The main components of the urinary tract are kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Any part of the urinary system may become infected and this is generally referred to as urinary tract infection (UTI).
      # Lower urinary tract infection involves the urethra, the bladder, and, in men, the prostate gland.
      # Upper urinary tract infection refers to infection of the kidneys.
      # Infection of the kidneys is also known as pyelonephritis.
      * A kidney stone is a hard, crystalline mineral material formed within the kidney or urinary tract. Kidney stones are a common cause of blood in the urine (hematuria) and often severe pain in the abdomen, flank, or groin. Kidney stones are sometimes called renal calculi.
      * Hydronephrosis describes the situation where the urine collecting system of the kidney is dilated. This may be a normal variant or it may be due to an underlying illness or medical condition.
      I am sorry that the reply can not be furnished in detail due to limitation of space.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can Stem cell therapy help cure chronic glomerulonephitis kidney disease?
    Can Stem cell therapy help me? This is my story, when I was eight or nine years old my doctor found protein in my urine test since then they have been giving me a medicine name,”Cozaar”. Today i have to go to homodialysis 3 times every week. I’am now 16 year old. My doctor put me in dialysis so i would not suffer the symptoms as I’v seen happen to my mom and brother. I think the doctor just want money from my dad’s health insurance,”kaiser” because he does have a very good health insurance. As I can still pee maybe like 1/2 quart every day. I try to drink as much water as i can to see if i can pee 2 quarts and i can. My doctor says that at any minute my kidneys can fail. This disease runs in my family because my Mom ( just got a transplant in UCSD on the fist of August, was given by her sister and is doing very good right now) and my brother ( is back in dialysis after his kidney that was donated to him failed). My brother has had a every ruff life after loosing his kidney that was donated to him eight years ago back in 2001 and also my mom that was in dialysis for eight years, so I’ve seen it all. So please does anyone know if stem cell therapy can help me with my kidney disease and this is how the chronic kidney disease is called – glomerulonephritis.

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest you go to the message boards at www.kidney.org, or www.ihatedialysis.com and ask there. There will be many more individuals on those sites who might know.

      I had a kidney and pancreas transplant in 2005 (my problem was caused by Type 1 diabetes though) I’m sorry I do not know more info for you.

  3. QUESTION:
    Kidney Disease Campaign?
    Hi, I’m doing some work for a non-profit organization benefiting those living with kidney diseases and I was asked to come up with a campaign leading up to one of our big events. The campaign is to be through facebook and I’ve thought of a couple of options:

    1. We ask facebook fans to write something on their arm in support of kidney disease survivors (options for the words to be written: hope, faith, stand up)

    take a picture of the temporary tattoo and post it as their profile picture

    2. An art competition to come up with either a new logo or symbol for kidney disease. Lupus, for example, has the symbol of a purple butterfly representing a hope for a cure from the disease. Kidney diseases, as far as I am aware, do not have a similar symbol.

    I was just wondering what you thought of these ideas:

    Would you participate?
    What other words do you think could be used?
    How would you show your support for the cause?
    Any other ideas for campaigns?
    Oxford’s minority, I realize this. We already have a facebook group with thousands of members and we have been receiving emails and messages asking of ways that they can easily volunteer and show support without donating money (we don’t like to encourage not donating but raising awareness is one of our main goals).

    That is why we are creating a little contest/campaign to add to our already large facebook group in order to promote awareness as well as lead up to one of our events.

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    kidney disease questions?
    1.What is the name of the disease? What is the origin of the name of the disease?
    2.Is the disease communicable or non-communicable? What is communicable / non-communicable?
    3.Historical background of the disease. Give a TIMELINE of the disease (beginning to present).
    4.Date the disease was first discovered.
    5.Name of person responsible for the discovery.
    6.How did it/does it affect society, in general and from the standpoint of treatment cost and care?
    7.Were/Are any historical figures affected by the disease (if no historical figures, who is affected)?
    8.How does the disease spread / progress? Both outside and inside the body.
    9.What are the symptoms and how is the body (body systems) affected by the disease?
    10.What are the causes of the disease? What is the incubation of the disease?
    11.How is the disease diagnosed? What tests are used?
    12.What are the treatments for the disease? Is there a cure for the disease? What medications or vaccination?
    13.How many people die/affected from the disease (month/year/ever) and what is the average age of onset?
    14.What and Where research was or is currently being done to find a cure or treat the disease?
    15.What role has research played on the discovery, treatment, and/or cure of this disease?

    • ANSWER:
      Try doing your report on Glomerulonephritis :)
      Sorry, I’m not going to do your work for you, so thats all I can offer.

  5. QUESTION:
    symptoms of Kidney stone? or another disease? ?
    Hi I am Asian male my age 23 (single-virgin ) I fell like uncomfortable this days please help me my friends .
    Last Monday I had some symptoms in my urine…I don’t have diabetics I check its normal but im fat .

    1st day I feel like to go to restroom every 1hours but no problem in my pee its normal color. And I start to drink water lot ….
    2nd day same but I feel like not major pain little dull pain in my front kidney left side same right side of kidney but not like left side pain this pain not longer its 1or 2 minutes every 1 or 2 hours after I fell this pain .
    3rd day my privet area is pain normal time but when I go to pee little pain in inside in area burning little not much it’s like something block inside me and little back pain in my back near my back bone disk then I take my urine report and I went to doctor.
    My urine report:-
    Color – pale yellow / appearance clear /specific gravity 1.012 / pH 6.0 /
    Pus cells occasional / epithelial cells occasional / red cells, protein glucose etc all NIL ….

    DR (kidney specialist) told me my report is normal no problem in my urine he told me I had kidney stone it small. But he not scan my body he give a medicine to 1 week after it not stop u can take ultra scan. These are the medicine he gave to me
    Lasix 40mg / ciprofloxacin hydrochloride 500mg / buscopan .2 times a day

    Now I feel like pain near my urethra. (*O*) * This mark is my pain O is my urethra
    Last 2days, dull back pain and some pain in kidney area dull side not much but my urine going normal. No burning sensation

    This is my question:-
    What this disease? It s kidney stone how long it will take to cure?
    These symptoms are kidney stone or another disease symptom?
    Ultra scan good for this?
    Any way to cure this disease?
    These symptoms are good or bad my life?

    Please help me my friends I am student im in depression I cant study this month end I have an idea a go to UK for higher study I feel like this disease kill my future.
    Thanks my friends I prey for all this disease not come to anyone

    • ANSWER:
      I am not an expert in medicine: It could be that you have a second small stone to pass? Nothing serious my mother had this and she reached the age of 90th. Wish you good Luck and happy Study!

  6. QUESTION:
    How could you tell if you are having kidney problems?
    or if you have kidney disease? what are the signs? is their a cure? would i have to do surgery if i have kidney problems?

    • ANSWER:
      Signs of kidney disease vary. I had it and didn’t even know it so if you do think you have a problem, please see your doctor so they can do the proper blood work.

      But some of the signs are:
      Back pain, shortness of breath, lethargic, itchy skin, not urinating a lot, weakness, etc

  7. QUESTION:
    what cause’s kidney disease ?
    my mom is 51 years old and you couldn’t tell though :) but she um has been going to the doctor and like she mite have this kidney disease. and she’s really scared and so am i. my mom is my world i need her. and like if she does have this can like she just die at any point an time? is this cure able? im really sad i think my dad said she mite be at stage 5 well whats stage 5? what happens at stage 6 or 7 how many stages are there?

    • ANSWER:
      if we knew exactly what causes cancer, there wouldn’t be cancer anymore

  8. QUESTION:
    kidney disease friends?
    Dearest kidney disease friends,
    I am Guomei Li, 63 years old woman from Ningbo of China. I had chronic nephritis from my 15 years old, until 1966, nephritis turn to uremia. During those 11 years I rely on hemodialysis to continue my life. One week three times in hospital for hemodialysis, it bring me many inconvenience not only to my own life, but also endless worry and heavy economy matter to my families.
    Because my illness, I have not marriage during my life. Many years thanks to my deal elder sister and her son take care me, without them I might have left this world.During those years,there comes many subsequent syndrome,for example high blood pressure,tummy bug, heart problem, osteoporosis, joints distortion and so on.Trust many of kidney patients have the same feeling.Who want go to see god at this time.
    Today I am writing to you, aim to know which kind of way you used to cure those kind of subsequent syndrome. I’d like hear your guide and experience. Via internet, I hope we could communicate information with each other, create more friendship and happiness during this bitter travel of survival for life. I’d like to know how much money you will pay for daily dialyse at your country,if you have any other question or want communicate with me please contact with me via guo_mei_li@126.com. Any of your questions I will try give you a satisfaction reply.
    Dear friends do you want be one of my friend.

    Looking forward your letter.

    Yours,
    Guomei Li

    • ANSWER:
      In a lot of countries the medicare or government health care system will pay for the dialisis for the patient.

  9. QUESTION:
    My cat was diagnosed with kidney disease and is dying. Please help?
    Hello,

    Today I learned my cat of 13 years has kidney disease, along with a mass in her throat. She was always a healthy kitty, and tested for troubles, but everything always came back as she was fine. The vet said this is all shocking, as it came on extremely quickly, causing her health to decline very fast.

    My vet said the surgery to remove the mass would honestly not be wise, as its in a very hard spot, and with the condition she’s in, she would more than likely pass. She just said that what we can do is make her as comfortable as possible.

    She gave us some sample foods to put her on (a low protein diet) and told us to just bring her in every few weeks, and or days to monitor her progress.

    My heart is in shreds. What can I do for her? I know there is no cure for this, but I do not want her in pain. How will I know she is in pain? And or not already in pain? What are good foods to feed her to help with this? Are there any natural vitamins or that I could give her to help? What can I truly do to help her last stays here on earth be happy and pain free? Please, she is my baby and I love her dearly.

    • ANSWER:
      Ever so sorry about this bad news, when we go to a vet we assume they will say all is well as usual,but when they turn around and give us bad news we just cant get over the shock as it so sudden,your answer takes me back we had two cats one 14 other 15,one got kidney failure the other had a tumour in her throat,all this in the same week life can be cruel,

      like you the vet said removing it would be dangerous,in fact he said trying to remove it would kill her immediately,our other one with kidney disease went down hill quickly,she was in pain as it causes ulcers in the mouth and throat so we had her put to sleep,two weeks of the other one being diagnosed she was also put to sleep as she couldnt swallow,so we had no choice vet told us she would have suffocated otherwise as the tumour grew blocking her windpipe and throat,

      there ar no vitamins to help,you will be able to tell if she is in pain as you have known her for 13 years,look for the clues first they stop eating as the ulcers hurt,they sleep as they become weak,not nice hearing all this i know but you need to be strong for her now,she needs you more than ever so just make her comfortable,

      and if she is unhappy then you will know its time,she will let you know her way when she has had enough,cats do so while she is stable keep her company cuddle her make the most of all the time she has left on earth,make her last days happy,so sorry again about this i have been through it myself,it is horrible to see our pets fading away,i say its the worst part of having a pet that nobody warns us about,

      bless her little soul.

  10. QUESTION:
    kidney disease?
    I went for X’ray but I dont understand, my Dr. did’nt explain. Pls help, I need to know 1) what does this mean, 2) what causes it and 3) what is the cure and how to improve my health. My X’ray report;
    “NOTE A SMALL ECHOGENIC FOCUS RELATED TO LOWER POLE OF THE RIGHT KIDNEY. THIS COULD REPRESENT A SMALL ANGIOMYOLIPOMA”.
    Appreciate if somebody can explain to me in simple term. I thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like an ultrasound rather than an X-ray

      A “small echogenic focus” means that there is a spot in the kidney that echos back sound – it’s not made of the same stuff that kidney is made of.

      related “to the lower pole of the right kidney” means where it is – if you imagine the kidney shaped like a kidney bean (gee – I wonder why – it was named after the bean!) and standing upright so the convexity points out to your right and the concavity points to the left and the kidney (bean) is aligned with the long axis of the body (see the wiki page) the lower pole is the bottom bulge. The small echogenic focus is somewhere around there.

      This “could represent a small angiomyolipoma” – sounds dreadful but actually means a BENIGN (ie. not a nasty cancer) growth of blood vessels (angio) muscle (myo) and fatty tissue (lipoma).

      It’s a benign lump near the bottom of your right kidney that might be an abnormal (but doesn’t look cancerous) growth of bloodvessel/muscle/fat – oooh look – they even have a wiki page

      How’s that?

  11. QUESTION:
    How long does my dog have to live?
    I brought my dog to the vet today and he said she had kidney disease. She is an 8 year old chihuahua and I find it very hard to believe that she can have this sickness considering her age. She hasn’t eaten for 5 days and she seems to get worse everyday. They said we can keep her at the vet until she gets better but that will cost us 0 for everyday that she is there. Unfortunately we do not have the money to pay for that kind of treatment. So the other option was to give her an IV under the skin for 65 dollars which was more reasonable but it doesn’t seem like a simple IV will cure her kidney disease. I hope that she will survive because she is the best dog that anyone could ever imagine but it doesn’t seem like she is going to make it. So I guess my question is…do dogs with kidney disease eventually get better or does she have a limited amount of time? If so, how much longer does she really have? Thank you everyone for your help and I really appreciate it.
    How do I know if the kidney disease is very bad?

    I’ll name some of the symptoms that she has been having over the 5 days.

    -Weight loss because she wouldn’t eat anything for 5 whole days
    -Drinks a lot of water
    -Very weak
    -She spaces out a lot
    -Can’t sleep
    -Vomiting
    -Diarrhea
    -Urinates a lot
    -Shivering uncontrollably
    -Unable to sleep

    There may be more symptoms that I am not adding because I’m not a professional but these are what I can see myself.

    • ANSWER:
      I am so very sorry but kidney disease is not curable.

      It depends how bad it is as to how long she has left, but quite honestly I am not sure why the vet is offering to keep her at the vets at 0 a day until she gets better, when he has no cure to make her better.

      They can put them on an iv drip which will help — for a short while. But if the kidney disease has gone too far then it will not make her better and she would need to keep going on a drip every few weeks.

      I am so sorry.

      Google kidney disease as there are certain foods and actions that can slow it down for a while depending on how far it has gone already.

  12. QUESTION:
    how do get involved in clinical trials?
    I have autosomal recessive polysistic kidney disease since birth, had a kidney transplant at age 17 which rejected at 19. Now I am 24 and on dialysis 3 days a week and would like to help in the research to find a cure for this very rare disease.

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    Girlies!!! I wrote a poem for us!!!!?
    Haha I guess guys can read it too, but you won’t get the same effect. Actually, nevermind. Guys can read it too. I wrote this at 10:30 because I love writing poems and I just watched a chick flick…and I’m not tired and was looking for something to do. So here!!

    Women need limits
    They hate them
    They live by them
    They are the most important part in women’s lives
    Whether the limits are made by an outside force
    Or by the woman herself
    They are there
    They must be

    A woman needs to know when to stop eating
    She needs to know how much make up to wear
    We need to be told to shut up sometimes
    We need to know how much money to spend
    And how much not to

    Women need to know to sleep when they are tired
    Otherwise we get dark circles
    And loose energy
    Which is unattractive
    And we can’t be unattractive
    Who knows when we’ll meet someone new?

    Women need to be told where their space is
    Where they cannot go
    Where they must go
    We need to always know that we are beautiful

    Expectations drive us.
    We must meet them or else

    Crying is the status quo
    No need for a sprinkler
    Put women out on the lawn
    Perfect sod in no time

    A temper is not an occasion
    You’d think it’s only once a month
    Wrongo.

    You liked that vase?
    Oh well, it’s laying on the floor
    In a million pieces
    Next to that shattered mirror
    Didn’t think I was so strong, did you?
    Oh my gosh it’s Godzilla!
    No. Wait.
    That’s me

    We scare ourselves in the mirror
    Daily
    If it’s not our skin
    It’s our chub
    If it’s not our cracked heels
    It’s our split ends

    Please say something other than “Fine”
    When we ask how we look
    Say it even if we don’t ask

    It will soothe our souls
    And yes. We have them.

    Women need to be told to put down the chocolate
    And go for a run
    If not a run,
    Play some tennis or something
    We need to know how to fix everything about ourselves
    No matter what
    There are home remedies and lotions and pills and oils for everything
    And we find ‘em
    If we don’t its back to plan A
    Crying

    “Shopping” I know I heard someone say it.
    Our heads jolt up and our eyes widen. No joke. Happens every time.
    Not a myth.
    Money is meant to be spent
    Women live it, breathe it, sleep next to it
    It’s not just for clothes or shoes or food
    It’s for care packages for the troops
    It’s for toys for the kids
    It’s for the cure for Polycystic Kidney Disease
    We cherish it
    The only thing that can tear us away is religion

    Church?
    A chore for some
    A lifestyle for others
    It changes how we look at Money, Time
    And love
    Did you think I would forget love?
    Women need it
    Desire it
    Literally die without it
    Why don’t we all get it?
    I don’t know.
    I was hoping you did.

    Women need to know
    We hear it from others
    We say it to each other

    But the most dominant voices
    The ones that give us the boundaries we need
    And the ones that always seem to ignore those boundaries-
    Ourselves

    Too bad, really
    We need to be held accountable for our actions.
    Wait. We are.
    We need to be put in our places.
    Wait. We are.
    We need to have freedom.
    Wait. We do.

    So what does that tell you?
    I guess depending on who I’m talking to
    It can mean either
    Women are a valuable part to society
    Or it can mean
    Women have no business in the world

    I wonder if a woman is reading this.
    Right about now
    You’re probably telling yourself to stop eating that chocolate
    And go for a run.

    • ANSWER:
      I Love It!!! =)
      It made me laugh…it is so very true.
      Keep writing poems, im definitely going to read any others you have posted.
      LOVED IT!!!
      =)

  14. QUESTION:
    How long has a cat had declining kidney function say 50% or more before the vet detects 75% dysfunction?
    My cat was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I had to maek the decision to pill him with methimazole or go ahead with I131 radioactive Iodine which is a cure however there are risks with both procedures. The risk with the I131 is your cat could go into acute renal failure if it has preexisting renal failure prior to the I131 injection-AND SOEMTIMES AFTER TREATMENT OF I131 THE KIDNEY FAILURE IS FOUND THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY HIDDEN. DO YOU THINK MY CAT HAD KIDNEY FAILURE PRIOR TO BEING DIAGNOSED WITH HYPERTHYOIDISM AND IT WAS BEING MASKED OR HIDDEN?

    my cat was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in Nov 06. My cat was diagnosed with kidney disease & 75% kidney loss in Nov 07. I decided to pill him with medication to control but not cure his hyperthyroidism out of fear that if I had the I131 he would go into acute renal failure. There was no evidence suggesting that but I wanted to play it safe but having not gotten the cure may have caused him to die 2 years later instead of a cure of his hyperthroidism. Should i have gotten the I131 when he was first diagnosed with hyperthyroidism or do you think i made the right decision to pill him by allowing extra bllod flow to the kidneys which helps kidney function. But i feel really really guilty like i didnt make the right decison and have been cryign for 1 month straight. My cat dies 2 years later after being diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism on 12/29/08, and I balme myself becuse I think if i had gone ahead with the I131 he would still be here. The doctors dont know why he died. they just say he was severly dehyrdated, lethragic, anemic. I dont know if the hyperhtroidim killed him or kidney failure. I Ijust blame myself either way and will never forgive myself. I will never own another cat becuse I am not worthy or deserving of a cat. My cat was 16 1/2 when he died. I was giving him subq fluids under the skin for his dehydration and wellness can food 2 cans daily with hyperthyroid medicine. I hate myself!
    I am an awful awful person. if my cat had another mom instead of me he probabaly would have lived longer. Im th eone who should be dead nt him. if i could die 4 him and he live I would do it becuse my life is meaningless & empty without him.

    • ANSWER:
      Don’t hate yourself, you did the best job that you could at making sure that he was able to keep alive for as long as he did. 16 1/2 years for a cat is pretty good, the average of cats are usually about 12-13 years old, so this is pretty good for the age. It could have been the complications of the thyroid problem, or it could have been the issue with the kidneys, or it could have been a little bit of both problems which are highly possible too. I know that it is sad, but you did the best thing that you could for your cat, and again as I mentioned, you were able to keep the cat a live for sometime.

  15. QUESTION:
    yeast infection/urinary tract infection-how to cure?
    so i heard that a yeast infection can cause a urinary tract infection..is this true?

    how do i make a yeast inf go away?

    how do i make a urinary tract inf go away?

    can having either of these make you nauseous?

    how can i help the burn/pain from a yeast/urinary tract inf go away or not be so bad..i think it’s from me itching so much but i dunno cuz i’ve never had one before..

    and since a urinary tract inf includes the kidneys..can you get kidney disease or anything serious like that if a urinary tract infection isn’t treated?

    sorry i have so many questions but i’m too embarrassed to ask my mom..help?
    (:

    • ANSWER:
      Ok, I’ve had both at the same time before and it really sucked. I honestly do not know if a yeast infection can cause a UTI. You make a yeast infection go away by buying over the counter products like Monistat. You can get it at any drugstore. It comes with cream to stop the itching.

      As for the UTI, you need to see a doctor and get antibiotics. It can spread to your kidneys if you do not treat it. That happened to me and I ended up in the hospital. In the meantime you can buy AZO at any drugstore. It relieves the symptoms of the UTI like the burning and pain. It is NOT a cure even though it may feel like one. YOU NEED ANTIBIOTICS!!! But, the funny thing is that antibiotics sometimes can cause a yeast infection. That’s what happened to me and that’s why I had both at the same time.

      I have not gotten nauseous from either one of those.

  16. QUESTION:
    HOW MUCH TIME WILL BE REQUIRED FOR TIRUPATI DARSHAN ON 30 SEPT OR 1st OCT 2007?
    HI,
    I am reaching Tirupati on Saturday 29th September 2007. Can any of you guide me how much time it will take for darshan on sunday or monday on above dates?
    I have aged parents, ill wife and 2 kids with me, so is there any way out to have the darshan without waiting for hours together?
    I have heard about VIP darshan? what is it? Kindly reply me as I will travel tomorrow…..can Balaji do a miracle and cure my wife who is seriously ill with kidney disease and blood-related disorder?

    • ANSWER:
      my dear brahomatvasam is there in tirupati . so there will be very heavy rush. there is no vip darshan on friday saturday and sunday. you just go to tirupati and go to 50 rs special darsan counter which are at opp to railway station, apsrtc bus stand, and at the alipiri the point from where hills start. from this three place you can have a ticket. but see before buy ticketing darshan time at the board when you go to counter . if you get the time as per your wish than buy ticket otherwise do not buy the ticket. now you keep all your luggage at tirupati itself and go to tirumala without wasting your time at tirupati and go to free darshanam line . in this you will be get darshan in maximum 10 to 12 hours after entering in the free darshan complex. you have all facility there do not worry about that. for your other question regarding cure of your wife please have faithin yourself and your god including balaji. i hope she will be cured in very short time. wish you a happy journey.

  17. QUESTION:
    Do you think the cure for cancer could be to…?
    Not use products that CAUSE cancer? Uh, make sense to anyone?

    Conventional soaps, lotions, cleaning products et al contain known carcinogens. People keep buying them without knowing the risks. And if you try to show people that scientists have proven that this petro-chemical garbage causes cancer, asthma, lung disease, liver disease, kidney failure, neurological disorders, diabetes, in addition to environmental filth, fouling up our own water supplies and air with toxins (even in their homes) and so on, you get looked at like you have 15 eyeballs and 3 heads.

    No matter how many studies are available that show connections to conventional cleaning and body care products and various long-term and dibilitating illnesses. But we live in a free country. Cleaning and body care companies can put almost anything they want in their products and don’t have to disclose any harm to the consumers, not even risks to their health.

    Could the ‘cure’ be to not use carcinogens to clean and bathe?
    I use natural products that I make myself that don’t contain petro-chemicals that cause long-term illness.

    You can’t buy Sunflower Naturals, hon. You have to make the stuff yourself… probably too complicated for you. However, I’m flattered that you clicked my picture.

    How about things like benzoyl peroxide. Scientists use it to promote skin cancer in lab animals to study skin cancer treatments for humans.

    You don’t need a nick or cut to absorbed the toxins from environmental pollution on your skin (either ambient or slathered on). Your skin absorbs a bit of everything – uh, concept of dermal patch medication…
    In the last 20-30 years, most forms of cancer have doubled and some have even tripled. I realize that there has always been cancer, but with all the research we’ve paid for, the cancer rates are getting way higher. Maybe scientific studies are right, these things are cancer-causing?
    I’m different from most of the responses on this board who ASSUME that I haven’t been touched by cancer. But, rather than sit around and feel sorry for myself, I try to educate people them know that sticking a bleach stick in themselves every month increases risks of cervical cancer. Rubbing on phthalates, increases cancer risks in the next generation. Things like benzoyl peroxide that are used to PROMOTE skin cancer in lab animals is rubbed on millions of children’s faces EVERY DAY, THREE OR FOUR TIMES A DAY. You guys go ahead and throw your little pity parties on the board. Poor me, poor me. I’m not sitting here wallowing in self-pity. I’m trying to show people that the stuff they use every day increases their risk of suffering, the risks of their children suffering and the hell that goes along with cancer. You may be sick of hearing about cancer ‘cures’. I’m sick of hearing people who made bad choices whine about the consequences of those choices.
    As for the increase rate just being because more people live longer. That’s not right. The RATE is the percentage of the population that develops NEW cancers. The rates are doubling, and tripling. And the known increases in risks are sill on our shelves in our stores.

    As for this intention being marketing? You are so funny, and so wrong. I never ask anyone to purchase anything from me. I supply the reasons for change to the ignorant and uneducated. The publications are there, but ONLY if that person chooses the path. I hope that people choose not to use conventional, carcinogenic petro-crap with known risks. But people can choose whatever path to end those increased risks they want. Truthfully, I get emails every day asking for advice. I haven’t sold even one of the online publications – but I have GIVEN away hundreds to protect people from the increased risks. Unlike those who sit and whine, I know I’ve improved lives and reduced the risks of suffering for others. Soooooooooo.

    • ANSWER:
      Thats what I’m talking about…
      I don’t use anything thats bad for me, that includes products that have parabens and other b.s.
      After all, your skin absorbs what you put on it… how can people not see that its bad?
      Also, eating non-organic food is bad… and it is proven that all the things they put in cows causes cancer for meat eaters.

  18. QUESTION:
    what happens if you dont have insurance?
    im not too familiar with how the health programs in this country work. so lets say a person (age; 20′s, 30′s 40′s) was laid off from work a year ago and so they dont have any health insurance right now. they go to the doctor and are diagonsed with a serious condition (cancer, kidney/lung disease….etc), which are all VERY expensive diseases to treat/cure. what do they do since they dont have any insurance to pay for it? do they just suffer and die?

    i know in europe (where i am from) you dont really have this concern since treatment is covered by the government, regardless if you are working or not.

    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You can get help at the public health department and research for grants etc to help out. There is public assistance and you can contact the various groups such as american cancer society etc and they can sometimes help.

  19. QUESTION:
    Has anyone adopted a special needs pet?
    I would love to hear anyone’s stories about their pet. They are the most special, appreciative, grateful pets to ever get. I had a special needs dog for 23 months. He was about 7 years old and had heartworm, a tumor, and lyme disease. As the months went by, we cured the heartworm, but never knew what damaging effects it would have. He developed heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, and pulmonary hypertension. He was saved by his doctors and lived 50 more days after he collapsed and was in heart failure. It is the saddest thing to witness your loved one dealing with such obstacles, but my dog was the best thing that ever happened to me. Without a doubt, I would adopt another special needs pet. I am not saying they are the most deserving of a home, but they are looked down upon because no one wants to deal with the medical stress and emotional stress. I am willing to deal with all of that again to save an animals life. My dog would’ve died in the shelter if we didn’t adopt him. The shelter was extremely grateful for us adopting him and after all the thousands of pets that go through their shelter, they remembered my dog and knew how special he was. When he was in the hospital of heart failure, all of the staff at the shelter came up to us and told us how special he was and how he touched their hearts.

    Does anyone else have an “special” stories about their pet? I would love to hear any stories.

    • ANSWER:
      I have had 9 cats in my life. This is a sad story but one close to my heart. One of my many foster cats, Chanel, hadn’t been looking so good. After weeks, we were sure she was sick with something, but we didn’t know what it was. So we took her to the veterinarian down the street and he checked her. It turns out she had been abused, shot. When I heard the news I cried for a long time. We ended up having to put the cat to sleep. I miss my little Chanel!

  20. QUESTION:
    Did my inactions and wrong decisions cause my 16 1/2 year old cat to die? Please Please help me!?
    How long has a cat had declining kidney function say 50% or more before the vet detects 75% dysfunction?
    My cat was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I had to maek the decision to pill him with methimazole or go ahead with I131 radioactive Iodine which is a cure however there are risks with both procedures. The risk with the I131 is your cat could go into acute renal failure if it has preexisting renal failure prior to the I131 injection-AND SOEMTIMES AFTER TREATMENT OF I131 THE KIDNEY FAILURE IS FOUND THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY HIDDEN. DO YOU THINK MY CAT HAD KIDNEY FAILURE PRIOR TO BEING DIAGNOSED WITH HYPERTHYOIDISM AND IT WAS BEING MASKED OR HIDDEN?

    my cat was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in Nov 06. My cat was diagnosed with kidney disease & 75% kidney loss in Nov 07. I decided to pill him with medication to control but not cure his hyperthyroidism out of fear that if I had the I131 he would go into acute renal failure. There was no evidence suggesting that but I wanted to play it safe but having not gotten the cure may have caused him to die 2 years later instead of a cure of his hyperthroidism. Should i have gotten the I131 when he was first diagnosed with hyperthyroidism or do you think i made the right decision to pill him by allowing extra bllod flow to the kidneys which helps kidney function. But i feel really really guilty like i didnt make the right decison and have been cryign for 1 month straight. My cat dies 2 years later after being diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism on 12/29/08, and I balme myself becuse I think if i had gone ahead with the I131 he would still be here. The doctors dont know why he died. they just say he was severly dehyrdated, lethragic, anemic. I dont know if the hyperhtroidim killed him or kidney failure. I Ijust blame myself either way and will never forgive myself. I will never own another cat becuse I am not worthy or deserving of a cat. My cat was 16 1/2 when he died. I was giving him subq fluids under the skin for his dehydration and wellness can food 2 cans daily with hyperthyroid medicine. I hate myself!

    I am an awful awful person. if my cat had another mom instead of me he probabaly would have lived longer. Im th eone who should be dead nt him. if i could die 4 him and he live I would do it becuse my life is meaningless & empty without him.
    I will do the cat world a favor and never have a cat again.

    • ANSWER:
      God, give yourself a break! It sounds like you truly loved your cat & went out of your way to do everything possible for him. Loss is extremely hard, but he was 16 1/2 years old & I’m sure he lived a great life with you! I’m very sorry for your loss but please go easy on yourself!

  21. QUESTION:
    whats your fav color~~this chart tells you the meaning of spiritual signifigance of colors?
    Red is the color of energy, vitality and power. It is used for burning out cancer, drying up weeping sores or wounds, etc., it will warm cold areas to reduce pain. Red is a powerful healing agent for healing diseases of the blood and circulation. It will help with depression. Red is not to be used on people with high blood pressure or anxiety. If you stay under the red ray too long or are exposed to red for a considerable time it will make you very agitated or even aggressive. It is associated with the male polarity. A red carpet or wall – in a place of business – will draw money. If you are a sales person – try wearing something red!!

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    ORANGE
    The mental body in both its logical and conceptual form. It is used to increase immunity, to increase sexual potency, to help in all digestive ailments, chest and kidney diseases. Orange will have a gentle warming effect if used lightly. Orange, like red should not be used for too long. It is not a good color for nervous people or people easily agitated.

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    PEACH
    The peach frequency is used for peace, truth, and balance.

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    YELLOW
    Yellow is the color of intellect and it is used for mental stimulation, it will help you think quicker. It is good for clearing a foggy head. To help cure dermatitis and other skin problems and again it must be used carefully because it is very stimulating and it could cause exhaustion and depression.

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    GREEN
    Green is the color of healing and traveling back in time. It will balance the emotions and brings about a feeling of calmness. Green is a good general healing color because it stimulates growth therefore it is good for helping heal broken bones – regrowth of tissue of all kinds. Green is also alchemy – the alchemy of consciousness from one realm to another through the spiraling energies of DNA – Sacred Geometry

    Green as a healing frequency can be placed around family members who are ill. Though many of you are not attuned in the palms of your hands with this frequency color – it is part of you now.

    If you wish to heal someone – begin by asking the person if they wish to be healed. That may sound like a silly question but it is necessary. Help them find the emotional base for the ailment if you can, before you heal anyone.

    You can not promise to heal them but you can make them feel more comfortable and show them how healing is done. Perhaps you can awaken the healing abilities in others. Just remember not to force this with anyone who is not ready and that healing is not for everyone.

    When you and the person are ready to begin, find a calm quiet place. Be sure the person is relaxed with what you are doing and assure them you will not hurt them in any way. If you have a favorite healing crystal–use that when you heal.

    The person can sit or lay down. No need to remove their clothing. Work first with the emotional aspects of the problem. Give the person hope. Get them to relax.

    Ask your guides to protect you so their energies do not enter into your frequency.

    Visualize the color green coming through your palms as you hold them just above –or gently on–someone with a problem.

    Scan their body for ‘hot’ or ‘cold’ spots. That is where the blockages are. Tell them what you are doing and what you see and feel.

    Now visualize the green healing energies coming through you as you work. Visualize them entering the person’s body at the higher levels, especially the emotional body. Watch them sift through the cells of the person who is ill and moving the Chi energies.

    You can have a third person take a picture of your doing the healing to see if you get a green aura of light around you or the person.

    Feel your connection to the higher frequencies as you heal. Work with the heart chakra as it is the frequency green. You may even take it to the newer frequency of green=turquoise (green -blue).

    There is no time limit for this. Usually a few minutes is all that is needed. Try to repeat the healing for 3 consecutive days–10 minutes a day.

    You can heal yourself as well.

    You can teach others to use the color green to heal.

    You can send the green frequency to the planet for healing.

    Try a past life regression with someone you trust placing them in the green bubble. See where you knew them in another lifetime. Green takes you back in time.
    ok sorry~purple is a very spiritual color often associated with enlightenment and psychic abilities~also very present in natural channels and healers~anybody into the higher spiritual growth areas~psychics, healers, mediums often gravitate to this color

    Black~(actually black and silver)
    protective~ encompassing~and reflective
    oftetimes in olden days black candles were used to dissipate or reflect negative energies back to the sender~~ silver is also used for this purpose.
    also black candles were used in protection spells to cast a cloak over someone under psychic attack~~
    silver is oftentimes seen also as a wealth attractor~so is dark green and the color gold

    • ANSWER:
      I like blue. So where it is?

      Does red has something to do with love?

      Green is pretty weird… o_0
      Because the healing technique is weird… o_0
      And does green has to do with plant? I mean like to plant more flowers to change the world a better place or something?

      And i bet u copy it from some website…right????

  22. QUESTION:
    Am I a hypochondriac?????
    I think that I’m a hypochondriac. I’m only 15 years old and I ALWAYS think that there is something wrong with me. Here are some of the diseases that I think that I have: testicular cancer, lymphoma, throat cancer, brain tumor, lung cancer, prostate cancer, liver cancer, and kidney disease. Wanna know why I think I have all of these diseases? I look them up and I might have ONE symptom. A common symptom like headaches. I worry about it for a week or 2 and then I forget about it for a few days, then I find another disease to freak out about! What the hell! I’ve been worrying about lymphoma and I have literally NONE of the symptoms, but I think that I still have it and I’m at my breaking point! I’m miserable and I just wanna forget about it :/

    I felt completely fine before all of this and now I always feel sick and tired. I hate it! Do you know how to cure a hypochondriac like me?

    ALSO- I don’t have the money to go see a therapist :/

    • ANSWER:
      You might. On the other hand, you could just be imagining it.
      I don’t believe that there is a cure, but I’m not quite sure.

      I think you should stay away from the interwebs for a while and try not to find any new diseases.
      Oh, and stay away from House.

  23. QUESTION:
    My parents seem to have converted to Christianity overnight and I don’t want them to influence me!?
    Sorry for the long story…but I couldn’t help writing so much >.<...

    Me and my parents used to be very religious Buddhists! We went to the pagoda, we prayed and we even joined a Buddhist camp once. When my puberty set in my belief faded and now I would say that I’m only a Buddhist by name. The only thing I believe in is reincarnation and other than that I don’t practise anything.

    About half a year ago I discovered Islam by someone who’s Muslim and I do research about it ever since. Firstly, because the religion is fascinating and secondly, because I’m f*cking afraid of hell =P What if Islam is the true religion?

    A couple of times I considered converting but every time I’m afraid of doing that step. I’m currently am kinda stuck between God and the his non˗existence.

    So, three weeks ago my parents got to know new friends who are like very very religious Christians!!! My parents, especially my mum, are totally amazed by these people. Don’t ask me why! They told my parents stuff like: A woman had a disease which the doctor wasn’t capable of healing or weakening it. She prayed and prayed to Jesus or God and all of a sudden her weak liver was cured! The doctor couldn’t explain it and was amazed.
    My mum has a kidney disease and I have the feeling that she converted to Christianity because of that story to a big part. I’m a bit worried that this certain Jesus she believes in will disappoint her when she realizes that her problems won’t vanish that easily.

    Yesterday I was eating my sandwhich with cream cheese ♥ My parent’s new friends were invited to come around and they presented us food and when they saw my sandwhich they said that I don’t have to eat my lousy sandwhich anymore. Because Jesus sent them many clients (they run a shop) and I don’t have to worry about them spending money on food for us. Gosh …

    Or today at breakfast with my parents! I was about to grab that stuff into my mouth and my mum whispers something all of a sudden with closed eyes! A mealtime prayer…I don’t believe it -.-
    How can things like that happen overnight? Other than that my mum keeps reading phrases of the bible and other stuff of Christian books out loud for me. And they said that they’ll visit the church on Sundays from now on.

    I told my mum that I don't believe in God and she just said that I shouldn't say that again in front of her. The devil might hear that and come to us. And they already removed all buddhists statues from the bedroom.

    Were they brainwashed or something??? I have dealt with Islam and God since months and they just convert like that. Just like that! Overnight!
    Is that a sign from God that I should convert too or what?

    • ANSWER:
      Buddhism, Atheism, Christianity, Islam, what a diverse mix you have there!

      Sounds like you are confused about what is the right belief for you.
      Do not be influenced by parents, do your own research.

      I suggest you look into Islam, it welcomes many reverts from all walks of life.
      Compare the religions, see which ones you agree with.

      As for these religious experiences, I don’t believe it was Jesus (peace be upon him) who cured your mother’s friend, I believe it was God. God is the all-powerful Supreme Being. Jesus is His prophet who is a human being, just like us, he is unable to cure the sick or see what we are doing. If this was the case, then Christianity is preaching polytheism not monotheism.

      Once you realize the truth, there is no hesitation or doubt, you know it in your heart that its right.

      I respect practicing Christians greatly, in the Qur’an it says:

      “Those who believe and those who are Jews and Christians, and Sabians, whoever believes in God and the Last Day and do righteous good deeds shall have their reward with their Lord, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve” [2:62, Holy Qur'an]

      However, Christians today have a different image of God. They believe Jesus (pbuh) is the son of God. Or some believe Jesus is God in the form of man. All of these theories go against the oneness of Allah (swt) Previous people also thought the angels were the daughter of God, but Allah (swt) refuted these claims.

      “They said, “GOD has begotten a son!” Be He glorified. He is the Most Rich. To Him belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth. You have no proof to support such a blasphemy. Are you saying about GOD what you do not know?” [10:68, Holy Qu'ran]

      On an end note, PLEASE do not revert to Islam just because you are afraid of Hell. Actually read into Islam, know that Allah (swt) is most Merciful and Loving to His creations, also develop a yearning to be closer to Allah (swt) your Creator.

      Peace :-)

  24. QUESTION:
    What to do for bladder infections?
    I’m 15 and I’m a girl. I’ve been getting a dull pain in my left lower back (probably kidney) and in my front lower left abdomen (probably my bladder). I’m afraid of what it could be or become. Bladder infection? Kidney disease? Kidney failure? Urinary tract infection? Kidney stones? Some type of cancer? I did some research and from what Ive found, when a young girl expieriences pains such as mine, a doctor must do a pelvic exam. I don’t know how true this is but the reason I’ve always hated going to the doctor was because I was always afraid I’d get a pelvic exam for any visit to the doctors. So it turns out that now that I may have a serious problem, the only way to help myself is to do the thing I dread the most. Lovely. So anywho, I’ve been looking online, without actually being diagnosed, for cures to bladder infections and so on. I have failed but I hear alot of good things about cranberry juice and others said it wasn’t going to help me at all. Reasons for which i dont want a pelvic exam are basically because im embarrassed or ill be nervous and i also dont want to answer questions like “are you sexually active?” which im not, and “do you masturbate?” which i do. I also have some small sores on the front of my vagina from shaving and I don’t want the doctor to think it’s something else. What do you think I might have? Should I risk the visit for an exam? Are they even going to give me a pelvic exam? Is there any way I can get rid of this problem myself?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, while you were busy doing “research” instead of going to the doctor, it’s very likely that your bladder infection has spread to at least one of your kidneys. Now GO TO THE DOCTOR. There is no home remedy for a kidney infection. It’s unlikely you will need a pelvic exam, and “are you sexually active” is a yes/no question which they probably won’t bother about anyway. I’ve had more than one UTI, and I’ve never been asked whether I was sexually active, and I’ve never been asked whether I masturbate by a doctor under any circumstances.

      What is likely is that you’ll be asked to answer some questions about your symptoms and to provide a urine sample. Just go, already.

  25. QUESTION:
    How much of this is true about Aloe vera gel?
    This is what I found in an article, how much of it is true? :)

    • Halts the growth of cancer tumors.
    • Lowers high cholesterol.
    • Repairs “sludge blood” and reverses “sticky blood”.
    • Boosts the oxygenation of your blood.
    • Eases inflammation and soothes arthritis pain.
    • Protects the body from oxidative stress.
    • Prevents kidney stones and protects the body from oxalates in coffee and tea.
    • Alkalizes the body, helping to balance overly acidic dietary habits.
    • Cures ulcers, IBS, Crohn’s disease and other digestive disorders.
    • Reduces high blood pressure natural, by treating the cause, not just the symptoms.
    • Nourishes the body with minerals, vitamins, enzymes and glyconutrients.
    • Accelerates healing from physical burns and radiation burns.
    • Replaces dozens of first aid products, makes bandages and antibacterial sprays obsolete.
    • Halts colon cancer, heals the intestines and lubricates the digestive tract.
    • Ends constipation.
    • Stabilizes blood sugar and reduces triglycerides in diabetics.
    • Prevents and treats candida infections.
    • Protects the kidneys from disease.
    • Functions as nature’s own “sports drink” for electrolyte balance, making common sports drinks obsolete.
    • Boosts cardiovascular performance and physical endurance.
    • Speeds recovery from injury or physical exertion.
    • Hydrates the skin, accelerates skin repair.

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/021858.html#ixzz1JNw4jc88
    Only one??? Having all this components?

    Water
    • 20 minerals
    • 12 vitamins
    • 18 amino acids
    • 200 active plant compounds (phytonutrients), including:
    • Enzymes
    • Triterpenes (a phytonutrient that lowers blood sugar)
    • Glyconutrients & glycoproteins
    • Polysaccharides, including:
    • Acemannan, mannose-6-phosphate polymannans
    • Phenolic glycosides, including:
    • Dihydrocoumarins

    • ANSWER:
      it does work well on burns and skin irritation.
      the old ones used to have one growing in a pot on the kitchen window sill and use it whenever someone got burned. In fact my mother in law called it a burn plant and I never knew it was an aloe for years.
      AS to all the other stuff, I have my doubts.
      That other stuff sounds more like those wagon snake oil salesmen of the old west. Selling colored water “elixir” that supposedly cured everything.
      The one about “making sports drinks obsolete” is hilarious. Eating a banana and drinking a glass of water does the same thing….
      There is no way aloe gel can make bandages obsolete. IT does not morph into a bandage that will cover a wound. The gel inside the leaves is like snot and your skin absorbs it right away and leaves the injury open to dirt so that one isn’t true either.

  26. QUESTION:
    BARF diet for Cats…anyone?
    I have a male adult cat who has been troubled by a horrible illness called Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) I was told by the vet he’d end up with cancer in the colon. Yes, he had chronic colitis, a problem in the large intestine which was causing my pet bleed through the rectum and horrible, nonstop diarrhea. My kitty was getting weary of his suffering and I was getting so, so tired of throwing away bed sheets, cleaning after him every day sometimes 2 times a day. I could not sleep well just thinking of what else I could have possibly found dirty in the house. He never went outside the box, but all that blood, with colon mucose coming out he could not control. My cat got to a point where he could not sit down comfortably, and there was bloody diarrhea in his tail, kitchen counter, tables, furniture etc ALL THE TIME.

    I did not want to watch my cat give up and not do anything, so I did some research and finally switched him to a species appropriate diet: cooked or raw meat with bones, organs and probiotics and digestive enzymes. I now am keeping all my cats on the BARF diet, always making sure I get fresh food from animals which were not cured or injected with substances to keep the meat fresh. I also make sure to keep the phosphorus-calcium ratio right, and it’s been a year now since I have not seen signs of IBD. My cat’s stools are formed and healthy. My vet says my cat looks incredibly fine.

    So, I just wanted to see how many follow this diet and what you think of it. I am aware of the risks, like toxoplasmosis, but my cat was dying in front of my eyes on Science Diet, Purina, Iams, Prescription foods like Hill’s z/d etc, and many, many more expensive commercial foods and not one helped my poor feline. He was on antibiotics and prednisone all the time and nothing ever worked! So, I learned that cats are obligate carnivores and need to eat other animals to live a better life. I have noticed too many cases of IBD, Diabetes, Obesity, UTI, Kidney Disease, and cancer, all because we’re feeding species inappropriate foods to our precious pets. The number of sick ones keeps increasing, and we are responsible.

    Anyone trying out this diet? I’d love to hear some of your experiences.
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    • ANSWER:
      When I first was investigating the raw diets I was on groups where people reported that many cats would be “cured” of IBD within 48 hours. I have had no experience of that with my cats so I’m happy to hear another testimonial to the efficacy of a raw meat diet for cat health.

      I too only do a 50% raw diet. Right now I am down to my last frozen “muffin” of raw chicken. No hearts at the store today. When I called the market where I get my turkey parts last week they had just cleaned out the turkeys and thrown away the hearts and livers to use with the turkey.

      Also, having acquired two kittens this summer I am going through the raw meat mixture at double the speed I am used to.

      I do think the diet has extraordinary benefits for cat health.

  27. QUESTION:
    i have some questions about dwarfism, can you please help me answer them? i have a presentation on it?
    is dwarfism sex-linked? what chromosome is it located on? causes of the disorder? (type of mutation: gene/chromosomal?)
    what are some examples of the disorder? which i’ve actually found some of this part i think, some things like kidney diseases can cause it Achondroplasia is another i believe.
    symptons? side-effects? because of this disorder people will experience? (i would think theyd experience depression, cause you cant hear well and have trouble walking?)
    how is it passed? how can someone get the disorder or disease?
    is it found in a certain ethic group/race?
    whats life like living with this disorder? (id think hard and stressful but that’s just me)
    when was it first discovered?
    cures/treatments of the disorders? (i don’t think its curable but i know they make speech therapy and that helps them learn to speak and walking classes i also think they have to.
    anyways, help? thank you so much!! :)

    • ANSWER:
      In 20 years as a speech pathologist, I never saw a dwarf; neither had any of my colleagues.
      There are several types of dwarfism; achondroplasia is but one.
      Google is your friend.

  28. QUESTION:
    how do i get over depression after abortion?
    im 16 and my boyfriend is 17..we have been together for over a year now and we are very close. a couple of weeks ago i found out that i was pregnant after our first time having sex…we both knew that we didnt have the money or werent ready for a baby…
    so we told our parents and they said we should have an abortion.
    so i did…and now im feeling like i made a mistake…and im feeling all alone in my depression..
    my boyfriend is one of those ppl who block all the bad stff out with something good n dnt really face it…he trys to just let it go and not deal with it…well im one of those ppl that show my feelings and i like to talk about how i feel
    well he doesnt understand…
    i try to talk to him and all he can talk about is how we did it for a good reason and we cant handle a baby anyways right now…
    but i just want him to understand how i feel
    im hurt alot because that was my first child ever…and eventhough i went through a lot during the pregnancy i still loved her/him
    i was 6weeks and 2 days and i know thats not long but i just really cant help but to think “what if” you know?
    its like the more i try to drive it out of my head the more it comes in…even though she/he wasnt anything but the size of a kidney bean i still feel attached to it and now i feel like…”what have i done??”
    i know depression is normal after abortion but it makes it even harder having a younger sister who is pregnant and is about to have her baby…its hard because i cant look at her stomach without crying or feeling sad, mad, hurt, or envyous…i know it would be hard to take care of a baby but i just know that we would get through it and be so happy…im not saying that i want a baby or anything but i had one inside of me and you just simply cant help but think what if she was still in me…where is he or she now? what would they have been? would they have been somebody who would change the world? would they find a cure for a disease or would they touch a life…you cant help but think…but i just dont know what to do…
    last night i stayed up all night crying and it hurt so bad emotionally that it hurt physically too…
    is all of this normal or am i taking it WAYYYYY too far as my boyfriend says??
    i really need someone to talk to that has went through this…plz respond if you have..
    i did..i named her Capri Elizabeth
    i have the ultrasound before the abortion and everything…

    is it wrong to go to sleep at night and play with her in my dreams…
    is it physco..i feel that way..but is it…
    it makes me so happy to just be around what possibly is her..she so beautiful…but its a lot harder seeing my sister almost having her baby and having someone to love you no matter what…and someone who wont judge you(the baby)..but is that bad that i dream of playing with her and i feel that she is with me and eventhough she didnt get born i still feel like she is with me..its like a peace i have at times….idk..its a long story…
    sorry to keep adding…but i named her after this song by colbie cailatt..its called capri and i think of it all the time…sing it in my head and look at the ultrasound…if you want to listen to it…its a beautiful song…

    • ANSWER:
      I have not been through this but i felt the need to respond. You need to seek out help to sort through your feelings and find a way to get past this. You cannot really expect your boyfriend to fully understand how you are feeling as men take things differently then women and also never experience the feeling of being pregnant, there is also the age factor here. He is young as you are and you are facing adult feelings so it can be hard to sort through. You need some outside help so talk to your parents or someone you trust about helping you find that help. You cannot change anything at this point you now have to find a way to deal with what has happened and live with your choices. It seems to me that you made the choice based on your situation and current life and to be honest you probably made the right choice for your future and what not but you are going to at times question your decision and question the what if’s but at the end of the day nothing can be changed and you have a lot of life left to live so find a way to live it and learn from what you have been through because it is a part of your past now. Do not let it ruin your future and what you can become and give to society. Give yourself time to heal.
      Wishing you all the best

  29. QUESTION:
    Impact of stem cells and timeframe?
    Reading the following paragraph I truly appreciate the research and development of stem cells. But how long do you think it will be before some of the things mentioned are realized and made available to the masses? 5… 10-20 or 40 years off?

    To appreciate the potential importance of stem cell therapy, consider the following applications in the treatment of human disease: the use of stem cell therapy to repair damaged spinal cords; cure Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s; re-grow arteries around a blockage; re-grow limbs; replace failed kidneys and hearts; cure diabetes by replacing non-functional cells in the pancreas; restore vision and hearing; treat leukemia and lymphoma that are non-responsive to normal therapy; and treat brain cancer. These are merely a few of the potential applications of this phenomenal science. In fact most of the treatments listed above have already been studied, and with promising results.
    Maybe the way I asked the question sounded crazy… I thought people would be a little more excited about the subject, lol~

    • ANSWER:
      This is a really exciting field! Personalized medicine is probably the future of health care.

      Unfortunetly we are really only starting to understand the regulatory process that impart stem cells with their unique attributes.

      As with any research advancement it takes a long time to make it to the clinic. However many years the research takes, plus extensive clincial testing phases up to 10 years. The FDA will be slow to approve any such treatments or genetic engineering. And this is per treatment. It will be probably be decades before the technology is widespread enough to consider it part of normal medicine.

      Embryonic stem cells will probably have little to offer in clincial terms, but they were be vital for research/academic understanding that may lead to clincal applications. What I mean is, embyronic stem cells are important for our understanding but they are just overkill for treatment of a disease. Adult stem cells can do all the things we require for disease treatment and have less risk because they are limited to specific types of tissue.

      Once we understand the molecular regulation of stem cells, we may not even directly use any kind of stem cell in our future treatments. We may be able to target drugs to induce our bodies stem cells to do their jobs better! Also, genetic engineering will probably be more succesful at treating diseases like muscular dystrophy or parkinsons than stem cell therapy. Each of these diseases have completely different causes and the idea of stem cell therapy simply can’t do all of what it is promising. While I don’t think stem cells will be sucessful at treating many of these diseases, they are important to study, and may be applied to the regrowth of lost limbs or other such healing type situations.

      My guess is that we will probably have no gains for maybe 20-30 years until there is a fundamental breakthrough in our understanding, then there will be an explosion of new therapies in the following decade.

  30. QUESTION:
    Can you help me improve my essay so I don’t fail English?
    Helen is in the hospital sitting next to her ill little boy, who looks like he is closer to death every single day. He is suffering from kidney cancer and he doesn’t have much time. The chemo and transplants aren’t helping the little boy get back to health anymore. The doctors say there is one more solution; stem cell research. Since the government banned stem cell research because some people think it is immortal. Is it immortal to save the young boy’s life? Why are we banning something that can save lives? Miller believes that advancements in science can lead to a destructive future. However, science can improve the quality of education, health, and life in general.

    In today’s world, education is vital to survive in modern society. In the past, education was very scarce, and generally the wealthy would have access to learning. Nowadays, education can be found everywhere since the invention of the internet, which is also a very good resource for knowledge. Krissy Lee who wrote the article An Easy Access to Knowledge and Education states, “The existence of Internet provides an easy access to knowledge and education all over the world for people of all age groups.” Internet has made to possible to put and gain information for the public. Some people might say that we cannot properly function our lives without the internet. The internet will have major influences towards education in the future, as science advances routinely.

    Science has been an enormous factor in health in the medical world. Science has contributed to may cures and treatments to diseases and disorders. There are still more incurable diseases and disorder that science can find the answer to. For instances, Kurtni Manson explained in his article Controversial Advancements in Stem Cell Research said, “ These stem cells would provide the means to conduct research to potentially develop cures for devastating diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.” Science has the ability to save people lives from deadly illness and painful heart breaking deaths. Advancements in the medical field can improve the way people live and change the way society view’s life.

    Life would be challenging without the expansions of science and technology. One of the main goals for science is to make the quality of living better, and has science have achieved beyond this goal. Imagined today’s world without the inventions of the computer, car, telephone, toilets, and etc, life would be unrealistic. In the book Frankenstein, Victor was reading the volumes of work by Cornulius Agroppa and was inspired of his theories in science that his father thought was ridiculous. “I opened it with apathy; the theory which he attempts to demonstrate and the wonderful facts which he relates soon changed…” These inventions were once ideas that people thought would be impossible to create, now used in everyday life. Science improvements have change how the world lives for generations and generations that will come in the future.

    Science has change the way we look at education, health, and life in general in a positive manner. There are some consequences in science but the benefits outweigh the concerns. Manson mentions in his article, “But to turn back now, researcher say, would be tantamount to turning our backs on a bright, sustaining light because we are terrified of the shadows it creates.” Science cannot please everyone but it can solve the world’s most complicated obstacles. Society needs to comprehend that science evolvement is uncontrollable. Society’s stubbornness towards stem cell research will negatively affected Helens life by erasing her son’s existence from hers.

    • ANSWER:
      Your scientific and moral facts are a bit off.

      Pro-Life advocates (like Catholics) believe that life is a sacred gift from God and needs to be treated with all human dignity from the moment of conception to the point of natural death.

      For this reason, the destruction of living human embryos to harvest embryonic stem cells is immoral.
      • The end never justifies the means
      • A moral good can never come from a moral evil

      Here are just a few of the common myths about Stem Cell Research:

      Myth: Stem cells can only come from embryos.

      Truth: Stem cells can be taken from:
      • Umbilical cords
      • The placenta
      • Amniotic fluid
      • Adult tissues and organs including bone marrow, fat from liposuction, regions of the nose and even dead bodies up to 20 hours after death

      Myth: The Catholic Church is against stem cell research.

      Truth: The Catholic Church approves three of the four types of stem cell research:
      • Against Embryonic stem cells
      • For Embryonic germ cells (from miscarriages)
      • For Umbilical cord stem cells
      • For Adult stem cells

      Myth: Embryonic stem cell research has the greatest promise

      Fact: Up to now, no human being has ever been cured of a disease using embryonic stem cells. Adult stem cells, on the other hand, have already cured thousands. There is the example of the use of bone marrow cells from the hipbone to repair scar tissue on the heart after heart attacks. Research using adult cells is 20-30 years ahead of embryonic stem cells and holds greater promise.

      Based on the “The Ten Great Myths in the Debate Over Stem Cell Research” by Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D. http://www.ncbcenter.org/10Myths.pdf

      Adult stem cells are currently used for the medical treatment of:
      • Anemias
      • Cancers (multiple types)
      • Child Leukemias
      • Cornea Regeneration
      • Crohn´s Disease
      • Diabetes, Type I
      • Heart Disease, Acute & Chronic
      • Krabbe Leukodystrophy
      • Liver Cirrhosis
      • Lupus
      • Lymphomas
      • Myelomas
      • Multiple Sclerosis
      • Paralysis
      • Osteopetrosis
      • Parkinson´s Disease
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Syndrome
      • Sickle Cell Anemia
      • Spinal Cord Injury
      • Stroke
      • Systemic Vasculitis
      • and more

      For more information, see the National Catholic Bioethics Center’s resources on stem cell research: http://www.ncbcenter.org/stemcell.asp
      And:

      http://stemcellcures.org/

      http://www.stemcellresearch.org/

      Here is “Instruction Dignitas Personae on Certain Bioethical Questions” that Pope Benedict XVI gave to President Obama: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20081208_dignitas-personae_en.html

      With love in Christ.

  31. QUESTION:
    Is there anyone here who’s got tuberous sclerosis and born in the 60′s? How do you cope?
    I’ve had this disease since I was 13 months old and no info came through for me till I was 26 and I lost my left kidney. It may be the mildest form in me but it’s still been a complete heartless bully to me. Then again, I think of my friend who’s battling lupus SLE and I think to myself I am lucky. I pray for her to get cured first and THEN tend to me but still there’s got to be things I can do hopefully without meds that can help me. I’m open to all suggestions. I bring up born in the 60′s cause I was born then and all they had was a name for the condition. I’m looking for updates for a condition that to me doesn’t exist. Help.

    • ANSWER:
      I’m really sorry to hear that, but you know the answer already and it would be cruel to give you false hope. They are doing reseach all the time and you never know. But that’s what everyone has told you already. You are right, it’s complete heartless bully. But you are standing up to the bully and haven’t given into it, you have battled it every step of the way.

      You said you have a mild form of the disease. But from your post I don’t think you are giving yourself enough credit. You have fought the disease and refused to give in. I think you are the answer. You are the reason that has slowed it down and even made it back up.

      You have things you can still do and and you enjoy life as much as possible.

      People don’t know how rare your courage is, you are a rare and beautiful person and even one of the meanest bullies of diseases couldn’t take that away from you. God Bless

  32. QUESTION:
    What would you do, if you were in this situation?
    I have a little Chihuahua named Zoe! She has Liver Disease! She is up to 3.3 pounds from 2.9 pounds, 1 month ago. Yesterday, she had more bloodwork done, to see if her Liver Enzyme Levels have come down at all. This morning the vet called and said, that her Liver Enzyme Levels, are still way off the charts, and her Kidney Levels are also a little high. He says he cannot treat her, until he does a Biopsy, to see exactly what is causing the Liver Disease. He said that even if she does survive the surgery, that he cannot guarantee 100%, that the treatment would keep her alive, but then again, it may be the solution. Toxicity, which he originally thought may be the cause, is Not and has been ruled out. The vet is actually surprised, because she is doing so well now and thought, her levels would have come way down by now! He actually said he was surprised that the levels have not come down. She is very active, happy, eating, drinking, gaining weight and according to the vet, she is Not in any pain! She’s like a little Energizer Bunny! She keeps going and going and you can tell, that she is fighting like crazy, to stay alive. I swear, if I didn’t know she was so sick, I would have never suspected she was sick, by the way she is acting now. She is going back in two weeks for more bloodwork, to see if the levels have come down at all and if they haven’t, I have to make the decision, of either taking the risk of opening her up and having him do a Biopsy of her Liver, and possibly losing her on the Operating Table, or letting her live the rest of her life the way she is, until she can’t fight anymore and I would have no choice but to put her down. The vet cannot estimate how long she would have, if I don’t do the Biopsy! The vet said that for her size the surgery would be very risky, but if she was his dog, that he would still take that risk. He also has two very tiny Chihuahuas, and one is the same size as Zoe. He has been a vet, for over 40 years! If I don’t take the risk, then there is not much more that he can do for her and it would just be a matter of time, before I lose her. A biopsy, would tell him exactly what is going on, and he can begin treatment, with No guarantees, that she would survive in the long run! I already lost Gigi, who was one of my other Chihuahuas to Liver Disease, and I don’t want to lose Zoe too. I want to do whatever it takes, to get Zoe cured, of this Terrible Disease or at least get her out of the woods! If you were in my position, would you take the risk of opening her up and having a Biopsy done, without any guarantees of survival or would you just let her live the rest of her life happy, until she can’t fight the Liver Disease anymore and she would have to be put down? She is only 1 year old and I want to give her every chance that I can! Has anyone here ever been in this situation before and had a Liver Biopsy done on your dog? What were the results? Money to me, is no object, when it comes to my dogs, but I was just wondering, for you that have had this done with your dog, what did you have to pay for the Biopsy? I was so shocked by the news this morning, that I forgot to ask! Like I said, I will do anything it takes, and pay whatever is asked for Zoe, if I think that she has a chance at living a normal life. What I don’t want, is for her to suffer anymore that she has already, because she’s been fighting this disease, for quite a long time. What would you do, if she was your dog? That’s Gigi and Zoe, in my Avatar!
    Lexi! That’s nice for you, but that does not answer my question!
    Gixxie! I never give any of my dogs, table scraps! I am feeding all of them Canidae All Life Stages, and they do just fine on that, without table scraps.
    I just wanted to add, Zoe was seeing a different vet now.This is the second vet I’ve taken her too. He has dealt with a lot of Chihuahua cases, has a lot of experience with the Chihuahua breed and has 40 years experience. He also has Chihuahuas of his own, that are Zoe’s size, and has come highly recommended by a lot of people I know, that also have him as a vet.
    PLS! Zoe has had every blood test you could possibly imagine and does not have Heartworm, so she isn’t on a Heartworm preventative medicine. I discussed that with my vet already, and he says she doesn’t need it! I’m sure that if the vet had seen that as a problem, we would have already taken care of it.
    I just wanted to add a picture of Zoe, so you can all see what she looks like!http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk159/ChihuahuaMommy_photos/My%20Little%20Cuties/OurLittleCuties159.jpg
    She’s such a little sweetheart, and I hate the thought, of losing her!

    • ANSWER:
      After reading your question, it looks like in your heart you know the biopsy has to be done. Even though it is risky, you want to do what ever you can to save her. And by not doing anything, you know she will die. I would take the risk and have the biopsy done. That way you will know what is wrong with her and can get her some treatment, even if it’s not guaranteed. You say you will do anything for her, so do the biopsy. It’s better then doing nothing and waiting for her to die. Sorry about your situation, and I wish you the best of luck with little Zoe!

  33. QUESTION:
    How can I overcome the death of my kitten? I can’t live without him.?
    my kitten of 2 months was diagnosed with kidney failure and on top of that, the vet suspected a dry FIP. which is a disease that has no cure and wouldn’t have let my kitten live more than 2 months since it started. i had already taken him to the vet before for an upper respiratory infection and he nearly died but he survived. i was so happy knowing that he was still alive. then he got sick again and that’s when they gave me those diagnosis and we had to euthanize him. i can’t bear it. i can’t stand remembering how i handed the vet my kitten knowing they would kill him. i can’t stand remembering how my kitten was holding tight to me even when he could barely move. i can’t stand all the memories i have of him, waking up to his face, watching him play around, falling asleep next to me, every single thing he ever did. i still have to pay over 0 for all the treatment, and he’s not even here with me anymore. i would do ANYTHING to be able to hold him. the worst part is that any picture or memory of him triggers me to feel like this. like i don’t want to live anymore. i don’t want to live another day without him. i miss him so much, it’s not fair that he had to die. i want him next to me. here. but that’s NEVER going to happen, and that’s what hurts the most. i miss him so much, i just want to be where he is…i can’t stop crying…
    I had him for around a month, and i’m the first to be surprised at how much i love him. I interacted with him more than anyone in my entire family. And i do have another kitten, but she’s not like him AT ALL. She hates being touched and held. And my kitten that died loved to fall asleep in my arms and get belly kisses and he loved being held.
    we got him from a friend that was going to abandon him and his brothers in a faraway field and i really thought that we were the ones saving him, when really he died being with us. and i don’t see him in a better place, because he never even got to live his life…

    • ANSWER:
      Oh, sweetie, I’m so sorry about your kitten. Sometimes there’s nothing the vet can do. If it’s any comfort, I’ve owned and fostered cats all my life, and I’ve lost a few. I know it hurts and it feels like it will never stop hurting, but I promise your heart will mend.

      Perhaps you should think about getting a new kitty. Not right now if you don’t like the idea of replacing your darling baby just yet, but in time. Honor the memory of your first kitten by giving your love to a homeless cat or kitten that desperately needs it. You’ll never forget about the kitten that died, but you’ll be able to do something positive in his memory and that helps so much.

  34. QUESTION:
    How To Keep From Feeling Despair Over Possible Terminal Illness?
    Pardon how long this is, perhaps I need to just VENT. But, there is a question in here somewhere…. (see end for questions…..)
    In early June, I developed a very rare disease known as HS Purpura. Before this, I had been a healthy, active, 32 year old male with no known health problems. I worked full time as a nurse, I own my own home, I was independent in every way and loving life.
    The Purpura is a rare disease, it typically only affects children, and generally is cured without treatment in a matter of a week or two. As with one out of 100 cases of HSP, mine is severe – even rarer, the disease spread to my kidneys, and I’m now in kidney failure. I receive dialysis three days a week, I’m taking immunosuppressant drugs, as well as multiple other meds due to the HSP and kidney failure, as well as anti-anxiety meds because I’ve been having severe panic attacks, brought on as a side affect one of the meds.
    Over the course of my illness, I’ve become despondent. I have no hope for the future. I see no happiness ahead for me. Every waking minute has become an agonizing sorrowful burden. Due to weakness, pain, and edema, I spend most of my time in bed. As someone who formerly went to the gym to work out every day of the week, I now am exhausted just by walking 20 feet. I have no appetite at all, the thought of eating anything makes me nauseated. Because of the kidney failure and dialysis, I am encouraged to keep my fluid intake below 1500cc per day – I find it difficult to drink more than 1000cc. Despite hardly eating, I’ve gained 50 lbs of water weight in the last 50 days. I have nightmares every night, and I rarely get more than 3 or 4 hours of sleep per night.
    The doctors have little hope of saving my kidneys, and still aren’t sure if the medicines are going to cure my Purpura permanently. Even if everything works out for the best, it’ll probably take a year for me to get back to my old self again.
    And, in the meantime, I feel like my whole life is crumbling around me, and because of the disease, I’m helpless/have no control over anything. I am NOT suicidal, but I just wish I could either get back to life the way it was before, or just die NOW. I don’t want to go on for the next 6 months or a year, suffering as I am, only to die in the end anyway. And my doctors, it seems, are clueless. I have some of the best doctors on the East Coast of the USA, yet they tell me, “There is little literature on your disease, and any and all treatments that we do are experimental.” They tell me to pray. You know that when a scientific mind is telling you to pray, the outcome generally isn’t percieved as being a good one.
    Because of my illness, I can’t work. I’ve taken an FMLA from my job as a nurse, but that only lasts until September…and then, what? I have no income coming in. I’ve had to move back in with my “baby boomer” parents, and it’s evident that my poor health is taking a toll on them already. I do have some savings, but with hospital bills, and household bills, and medical bills, and car insurance, and student loans, and mortgage payments, etc, etc, I’m afraid I’m going to lose everything that I’m so proud to have achieved over the last year before I got sick. I bought my first house at the beginning of this year, and I barely lived in it for 2 months before I got sick. After spending a month in the hospital, I’m now, as I said before, living with my parents and dependent on them for everything.
    How do other people with (possible) terminal illnesses keep from being despondent about their illnesses? How can I stop feeling so helpless? How can I create optimism in my life? How do I deal with the NOT knowing if I’m going to live or die? How do I find hope and faith again?

    • ANSWER:
      I am so sorry to hear about all you are going through…You are probably tired of getting advice but maybe you should seek 2nd, 3rd, 4th opinions from other doctors. Ask how many cases of purpura in adults they have treated. Also consult a holistic health doctor, they can give you advice on how things like your diet can contribute or hinder the healing process. Anti inflammatory foods come to mind, since what you have is an inflammation of the blood vessels. These include: Kelp, Salmon, Cinammon, Turmeric, sweet potatos, shiitake mushrooms, blueberries, green tea, papaya, olive oil and broccoli.

      Aside from medical advice (which you didn’t ask for, sorry)….You asked,
      How do other people with (possible) terminal illnesses keep from being despondent about their illnesses?
      You are dealing with an unexpected change in your identity and maybe you feel like you can’t trust the world anymore, everything you knew changed so dramatically in a short period of time. They is very traumatic. It’s normal to feel depressed/despondent. To overcome it you have to accept your situation. You have to accept that you live with your parents, that you can’t do the things you used to, in short, that you are now in poor health. If you accept it, you can begin to find optimism by looking at what you HAVE (loving parents, a place to live). Find hope in small successes (if you have a day where you eat and drink enough, which you said is hard for you, be proud of yourself and treat it as a successful event).
      You asked: How can I stop feeling so helpless?
      Take control of what you CAN. Keep your Dr. appts. Follow their instructions, etc. Just do whatever you can for yourself, even if that just means eating right or resting when you need to. With how sick you are right now, doing these things (I think) is just as admirable as buying your own house. Why? Because in either situation you are taking responsibility for yourself.

      We are all going to die. I might die in a car accident on my way home tonight. It doesn’t mean that what I do between then and now isn’t worth doing. Believe that you will get well and do what you can to get yourself there. Enjoy what you have now and accept your situation. It might be hard to believe it right now but it can be worse and it is worse for some people. The time you have, whether it’s a few years or decades, is YOURS. It is your time.

      Your life is beautiful. I know it’s not what you expected. I hope you will get better! I wish all the best for you.

  35. QUESTION:
    I have a Effective Herbal Products for your health. But I don’t know how to sell it online. Any idea?
    1 Aarogya (good health) Herbal Tea

    Most of the clients have benefited economically and health-wise also by being involved in income plan and using Aarogya Herbal Tea made by mixing various plants having high medicinal value like Tulasi, Lemon grass, Dandelion, Rose merry and Chamomile .

    ADVANTAGES OF AAROGYA HERBAL TEA:

    a) Prevents from Gastric, Ulcer and Cancer.
    b) Prevents from Hypertension, Constipation and Jaundice.
    c) Does not allow Colitis deposit in kidney and gall bladder.
    d) Prevents from joint pains.
    e) Prevents from diseases related to liver and heart.
    f) Helps Asthma patients.
    g) Prevents diabetes. Helps cure diabetic patients.
    h) Helps in hay fever and cough and cold.
    i) Increases appetite, cleans blood and helps people suffering from piles.
    j) Helps people having Uric Acid, Gout and Arthritis.
    k) Regulates menstruation.

    Please, Mail me for more Products.- tejdiprai@yahoo.com
    CRYSTAL SHAKTIPRAS

    In the process of producing and providing various products made from herbs, this company has presented below a new product called Crystal Shaktipras which is good for health and rejuvenating energy made by mixing up 40 different kinds important herbs including Yarchagumba (aphrodisiac). We have the belief that you will use this also and gain energy and be healthy.

    ADVANTAGES OF CRYSTAL SHAKTIPRAS

    1. Since it is produced from pure herbs, it has no side effect whatsoever.

    2. It is a proper nutritional food for all (babies, youths, women and old people)

    3. It relives or removes weaknesses.

    4. It gives energy and is good for health.

    5. It regenerates semen.

    6. It is a boon for sexually impotent persons.

    7. It prevents from being aborted once conceived.

    8. It is appropriate for Anemia.

    9. It helps bones to get strong and increases intelligence.

    10. It prevents from old aging or being old.

    Please, Mail me for more Products.
    CRYSTAL SHAKTIPRAS

    In the process of producing and providing various products made from herbs, this company has presented below a new product called Crystal Shaktipras which is good for health and rejuvenating energy made by mixing up 40 different kinds important herbs including Yarchagumba (aphrodisiac). We have the belief that you will use this also and gain energy and be healthy.

    ADVANTAGES OF CRYSTAL SHAKTIPRAS

    1. Since it is produced from pure herbs, it has no side effect whatsoever.

    2. It is a proper nutritional food for all (babies, youths, women and old people)

    3. It relives or removes weaknesses.

    4. It gives energy and is good for health.

    5. It regenerates semen.

    6. It is a boon for sexually impotent persons.

    7. It prevents from being aborted once conceived.

    8. It is appropriate for Anemia.

    9. It helps bones to get strong and increases intelligence.

    10. It prevents from old aging or being old.

    • ANSWER:
      ADVERTISE MORE LIKE THE QUESTION YOU HAVE SUBMITTED IN GROCERY CHAINS OR THE MALL

  36. QUESTION:
    Essay Due Tommorow !!! I NEED HELP !!?
    heres the essay.. its really long but the teacher said i have another chance to make it better or else i fail !! its a persuasive essay but i need a conclusion and can u give me ideas if i missed any? PLEASEEEEE
    Before drinking a glass of alcohol have you ever told yourself that nothing can possibly go wrong with just one drink? Your answer is probably a yes. Alcohol is the number one drug of choice for teenagers. Most kids don’t realize how drinking of alcohol can affect them. 1 drink can lead to many others, and maybe even addiction. Alcohol has many affects to your life and body. For example, it can cause you to drink and drive, get diseases, and maybe even get in trouble with the law. The consequences may lead you to a disastrous future.
    One of the consequences for drinking is drinking and driving, which can lead to a life threatening accident. Many teenagers and adults don’t keep track of how much alcohol they consume, or how long it will take to were off. Many people make regretful choices when they are drunk. Studies show that about one in five drivers under the age 21 reported driving under the influence of alcohol. Alcohol loosens your inhabitations; you will most likely start to see double, it causes a slur in your speech, and you lose your sense of distance. As a result, many people get in accidents because they cannot concentrate on the road and it gets hard for them to follow or even see the street lights. In addition, when you are driving drunk you are not only causing harm to yourself but others on the road as well.
    Another consequence for drinking is the chance of getting a disease. Drinking alcohol is not only dangerous for the few hours that you are drunk but alcohol can do long term damage to your body. By drinking too much alcohol on a regular basis many people can get diseases that are easy to get but really hard to cure. For example, alcohol can have far-reaching effects on different parts of the brain and muscles, with symptoms of memory loss, in coordination, seizures, weakness, and sensory deficits. Also, if an individual consumes too much alcohol, and the liver cannot break it down, that person will probably gets alcohol poisoning which many people die from. Becoming aware of the diseases that alcohol causes makes you think before you drink.
    Alcoholism is a problem that many people have to deal with.
    Alcoholism has effected people for a long time, but more recently been addressed as a physical problem as well as a mental.
    Alcoholism is chronic illness characterized by the regular consumption of alcohol to a degree that interferes with physical or mental health, or with normal social or occupational behavior. A widespread health problem, it produces both physical and psychological addiction. Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant that reduces anxiety, inhibition, and feelings of guilt; lowers alertness so it will cause you to react differently towards a situation for example.. Walking around naked in the middle of a street while drink you wouldn’t think about the consequences. Alcohol can severely damage your heart, brain, esophagus, joints and muscles, liver, kidney and the list can go on and on.
    Most families have problems with one of their family members drinking and such, drinking can seriously damage your relationship with your loved ones, as drinking alcohol effects the way you think and lets you do things you don’t really mean to do.
    Another problem about drinking alcohol is addiction which can lead to debts, as you waste money on alcohol on a daily basis you will realize that the money you are using to get alcohol is hindering your life goals, also when addiction level is reached you will surely want more and do whatever it takes to get more alcohol, so either steal the money or taking loans from people which will almost certainly lead to debts. Your life will crumble little by little as you drink.
    Alcohol is a drug, and it is the drug most abused by teens. Many kids have their first drink at an early age, as young as 10 or 11 or even younger. It’s easy for kids to get the wrong message about alcohol. They might see their parents drink, or watch TV commercials that make drinking look like a lot of fun. You might see people drinking and watching sports together or having a big party. So most likely when you see a parent whatsoever drinking around his/her child, you should easily know that the child will when they grow up will drink too because they see the parent drinking, so they interpret that its okay to drink. The major factor is that you’re not only destroying your life, your harming yours along with many people you love and care about.
    Some mothers drink while they are pregnant, there are many illnesses that might occur to the infant in that case. If you drink heavily when your pregnant your child will run the risk of developing many behavioral problems. Teens whose mothers drank while they were pregnant are more likely to abuse alcohol

    • ANSWER:
      In your conclusion be sure to restate your thesis and reinstate your subtopics in a way which does not sound repetitive. You have a lot of good points in your conclusion make your argument sound out.

  37. QUESTION:
    Indian Oil Pulling or Chinese water Therapy.Which is more effective and any of you have been cured by these?
    Oil pulling or oil swishing with one tablespoon of sunflower or sesame oil
    Oilpulling heals totally “head-aches, bronchitis, tooth pain, thrombosis, eczema, ulcers and diseases of stomach, intestines, heart, blood, kidney, liver, lungs and women’s diseases. It heals diseases of nerves, paralysis, and encephalitis. It prevents the growth of malignant tumors, cuts and heals them. Chronic sleeplessness is cured.”

    Water therapy heals the following.
    Headache, hypertension, anacmia, rheumatism, Bell’s palsy, obesity, arthritis, tinitus, tachycardia, asthciiia.Cough ‘ asthma, bronchitis, pulmonary tuberculosis.
    Meningitis, hepatic diseases, aropathies.
    Hyperacidity, dysentery, rectal prolapse, constipation, hacmorrhoids, diabetes.
    Opthalmic haemorrhage. Opthalmia.

    Can you explain the correct procedures of each method and how long we have to do?

    • ANSWER:
      Indian oil pulling……………….

  38. QUESTION:
    Hyperthyroidism and sonogram (for professional or someone who experienced it)?
    I have recently been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and is now taking medications for it. I also have medicines for my rapid heart rate/HBP. However, I do not feel any discomfort with my body. But I have some questions concerning this problem:

    1. Is hyperthyroidism a common health issue, and what age group is most common for it? (I’m 22)

    2. Is it difficult to cure it? What are the death rates for it?

    3. Is it preventable or is it one of those diseases that suddenly “attacks”? (I understand it has to do with the thyroid hormones, but I want to know if something could have been done or not done that could have prevented from it to happen.)

    4. What are the procedures for a abdominal ultrasound? How long does it take? (I have an appointment tomorrow for this. It is to check if anything is wrong with my kidney since I was told hyperthyroidism can lead to kidney problems.)

    I hope someone professional or those who has/had the same experience can help me with this. I’m really scared/nervous right now. I’m afraid there might be some problem with my kidney as well. I don’t have much problem to take medication for the rest of my life if it is necessary, but I’m scared that it could lead to surgery for me.
    Also, what does seafood have to do with hyperthyroidism? (I was told I can’t eat seafood anymore, as well as anything with caffeine. I only know the reason for caffeine.)

    Anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      1. Hyperthyroidism is more common in women than in men and generally starts in your early twenties to early fifties. About 1 out of 100 women are diagnosed annually, and around 1% of all Americans are afflicted with it.
      2. Current death rates for hyperthyroidism are rare due to numerous treatment options. Beta-blockers (the drugs used to treat high blood pressure) can be used to combat the symptoms produced by the condition, but they only treat the symptoms and are generally used for fast relief. Treatment of the condition itself includes: radioiodine treatment (the use of a radioactive isotope to combat a hyperactive thyroid….considered very safe and has been used for the past 50 years), the use of anti-thyroid drugs such as Tapazole (which is used to slowly combat the problem and is not generally prescribed as a treatment by itself), and surgery (which is no longer the primary treatment because of the success rate of radioactive iodine treatment).
      3. Hyperthyroidism is actually a condition and not a disease (it can be CAUSED by a disease and such a diagnosis is up to your doctor). The cause of hyperthyroidism can sometimes be caused by a lack of iodine in your diet, but honestly I can’t tell you what caused your hyperthyroidism and to guess would only come up with shoddy guesswork that has no scientific basis without testing. Your doctor can direct you on the cause of your hyperthyroidism, but rest assured that most likely that you are not at fault for this condition. I will provide you with websites containing information on this so you can look at the causes for yourself.
      4. I can’t answer because I have no idea, sorry.

      The reason why seafood is not recommended to consume is because it is very rich in iodine. Your endocrinologist should be able to answer questions about food rich in iodine and why it is unsafe to eat. I hope this information was beneficial to you, and I wish you well.

  39. QUESTION:
    Looking for advice for lyme positive dog?
    I adopted a 2 year old female shi-poo yesterday. I took her to the vet today and she tested positive for lyme disease. It was a very strong positive. The vet sent me home with 3 weeks worth of doxycycline (1/3 of a pill once a day for 21 days). At the end of the visit she said we will retest in 6 months, and hopefully she will come up negative at that time.

    I read online some information on lyme disease and im pretty scared for her. I left the office feeling as though this was the cure and i had nothing to worry about. Should I get a urinalysis done to check her kidneys? Im worried because it was a very strong positive. I have no idea how long she has been lyme positive for. I called the previous owners and they were shocked and stated they never seen a tick on her.

    What should the next course of action be? I dont want to wait for her to have symptoms and have it be to late. I would like to do everything i can for her to ensure she is and will be ok.

    Any advice on what steps should be taken from here are greatly appreciated!!

    • ANSWER:
      I had great experience with the doxy for my dog when she tested positive (I treated her every month and NEVER found a tick on her and she still managed to get it).

      Honestly, I would wait until you are done with the doxy THEN ask your vet if you should run any additional tests to be on the safe side. Also, watch for symptoms of ANY other problem so you can report to your vet anything.

      I doubt additional testing will be necessary, but I would defer to your vet’s opinion AFTER the round of doxy.

  40. QUESTION:
    I know there’s a lot of std questions but i couldn’t find the right answer…?
    I’ve been having a really bad itchy and burning sensation since i had sex last Saturday. First i thought it was a kidney infection, i have bad problems with those, so i bought a shit load of cranberry juice and drink lots of water and the burning when i pee still isn’t gone. Then i came up with another scenario, maybe a yeast infection. Bad itching, clumpy discharge, but i did a three day cure kit and it didn’t do a damn thing to solve my problems but…well, help me cream my panties. I don’t have any lumps or bumps or any signs of herpes but i’m just a little unstable on my thoughts because i’ve never had anything like this happen to me and if it could be something that could make me have problems with having babies then i need to know to take care of it. I can’t really afford to go to the doctor and get checked out at the moment but there are health clinics i can go to and figure something out. I’m just wondering if anyone can really help me out and let me know what’s going on with my body and if you have this feeling down under, or have had this feeling. Symptoms again are really bad itching, at random times and sometimes a burning as well and definitely a burning when i pee, even if nothing comes out…but still no visual evidence. I would love some really useful advice. I’ve been roaming the internet for days and days and nobody has been able to set me straight, if this is an std, which one so i can prepare myself for this terrible doctors appointment. I think it’s so sad how people with diseases like the ones out there can just spread it and not give a damn about the other person…but i’ll be waiting on some responses. Thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      “I think it’s so sad how people with diseases like the ones out there can just spread it and not give a damn about the other person”

      as much as i feel for you if you have an STD, it is YOUR body and you should be making 100% sure you are protecting yourself. you really cannot blame anyone else for your own carelessness. it isn’t uncommon for men with stds to not show any symptoms, so you may be dealing with someone who doesn’t know they have anything.

      you should get yourself to the doctor as soon as possible. if this is herpes (which it sounds very possible) you should be tested while you are showing symptoms.

  41. QUESTION:
    Kidney Disease Campaign?
    Hi, I’m doing some work for a non-profit organization benefiting those living with kidney diseases and I was asked to come up with a campaign leading up to one of our big events. The campaign is to be through facebook and I’ve thought of a couple of options:

    1. We ask facebook fans to write something on their arm in support of kidney disease survivors (options for the words to be written: hope, faith, stand up)

    take a picture of the temporary tattoo and post it as their profile picture

    2. An art competition to come up with either a new logo or symbol for kidney disease. Lupus, for example, has the symbol of a purple butterfly representing a hope for a cure from the disease. Kidney diseases, as far as I am aware, do not have a similar symbol.

    I was just wondering what you thought of these ideas:

    Would you participate?
    What other words do you think could be used?
    How would you show your support for the cause?
    Any other ideas for campaigns?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  42. QUESTION:
    My parents seem to have converted to Christianity overnight and I don’t want them to influence me!?
    Sorry for the long story…but I couldn’t help writing so much >.<...

    Me and my parents used to be very religious Buddhists! We went to the pagoda, we prayed and we even joined a Buddhist camp once. When my puberty set in my belief faded and now I would say that I’m only a Buddhist by name. The only thing I believe in is reincarnation and other than that I don’t practise anything.

    About half a year ago I discovered Islam by someone who’s Muslim and I do research about it ever since. Firstly, because the religion is fascinating and secondly, because I’m f*cking afraid of hell =P What if Islam is the true religion?

    A couple of times I considered converting but every time I’m afraid of doing that step. I’m currently am kinda stuck between God and the his non˗existence.

    So, three weeks ago my parents got to know new friends who are like very very religious Christians!!! My parents, especially my mum, are totally amazed by these people. Don’t ask me why! They told my parents stuff like: A woman had a disease which the doctor wasn’t capable of healing or weakening it. She prayed and prayed to Jesus or God and all of a sudden her weak liver was cured! The doctor couldn’t explain it and was amazed.
    My mum has a kidney disease and I have the feeling that she converted to Christianity because of that story to a big part. I’m a bit worried that this certain Jesus she believes in will disappoint her when she realizes that her problems won’t vanish that easily.

    Yesterday I was eating my sandwhich with cream cheese ♥ My parent’s new friends were invited to come around and they presented us food and when they saw my sandwhich they said that I don’t have to eat my lousy sandwhich anymore. Because Jesus sent them many clients (they run a shop) and I don’t have to worry about them spending money on food for us. Gosh …

    Or today at breakfast with my parents! I was about to grab that stuff into my mouth and my mum whispers something all of a sudden with closed eyes! A mealtime prayer…I don’t believe it -.-
    How can things like that happen overnight? Other than that my mum keeps reading phrases of the bible and other stuff of Christian books out loud for me. And they said that they’ll visit the church on Sundays from now on.

    I told my mum that I don't believe in God and she just said that I shouldn't say that again in front of her. The devil might hear that and come to us. And they already removed all buddhists statues from the bedroom.

    Were they brainwashed or something??? I have dealt with Islam and God since months and they just convert like that. Just like that! Overnight!
    Is that a sign from God that I should convert to or what?
    *** that I should convert toO

    • ANSWER:
      This is a dilemma for many children. They feel pressured to convert to a religion because their parents belong to one. You have to understand that your parents are only doing what they think is in your best interest. Don’t convert out of fear. Fear is never a reason to choose a religion. Regardless if God, hell, or reincarnation exist; fear should not be your motivation. Do your research and meditate on what you find. The truth will come to you in time. God Bless! +?+


How To Cure A Kidney Disease

how to cure kidney stones naturally at home -An honest how to cure kidney stones naturally at home

You wince at the pain. You cry at the ache. You tremble at the torture. No, you are not pregnant (thank goodness guys!) but you are suffering from kidney stones. Did you know that women report kidney stone pain to be more torturous than childbirth? Can you say, “OUCH?” But you are suffering for NO reason!

And almost one in every 20 people will develop a kidney stone sometime in their life. And if the pain is not the worst part, you can actually be part of the millions who spend thousands of dollars on hospital visits, various treatments, harsh side-effect medication and surgery. And the best or worst news (depending if you have spent the thousands of dollars on kidney stone treatment or not), you can treat kidney stones naturally with a simplehome remedy for kidney stones. In fact, the body can naturally pass your stones with no medication, no surgery and not using 2 months of your salary.

If you are a kidney stone sufferer, here are 10 remedies that could be the difference between misery and bliss. I hope your treatment starts in the next 2 minutes.

10 Remedies to Treat Kidney Stones Naturally

1. Water! Typically, kidney stones are caused by dehydration (not getting enough water). If you live in an area with hot, humid weather or where clean water is rare, your odds of getting kidney stones are tripled. Therefore, you must begin your natural treatment with drinking at least 10 tall glasses of water a day. A good tip is to compete against a friend or spouse. Who can drink the most water?

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can Stem cell therapy help cure chronic glomerulonephitis kidney disease?
    Can Stem cell therapy help me? This is my story, when I was eight or nine years old my doctor found protein in my urine test since then they have been giving me a medicine name,”Cozaar”. Today i have to go to homodialysis 3 times every week. I’am now 16 year old. My doctor put me in dialysis so i would not suffer the symptoms as I’v seen happen to my mom and brother. I think the doctor just want money from my dad’s health insurance,”kaiser” because he does have a very good health insurance. As I can still pee maybe like 1/2 quart every day. I try to drink as much water as i can to see if i can pee 2 quarts and i can. My doctor says that at any minute my kidneys can fail. This disease runs in my family because my Mom ( just got a transplant in UCSD on the fist of August, was given by her sister and is doing very good right now) and my brother ( is back in dialysis after his kidney that was donated to him failed). My brother has had a every ruff life after loosing his kidney that was donated to him eight years ago back in 2001 and also my mom that was in dialysis for eight years, so I’ve seen it all. So please does anyone know if stem cell therapy can help me with my kidney disease and this is how the chronic kidney disease is called – glomerulonephritis.

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest you go to the message boards at www.kidney.org, or www.ihatedialysis.com and ask there. There will be many more individuals on those sites who might know.

      I had a kidney and pancreas transplant in 2005 (my problem was caused by Type 1 diabetes though) I’m sorry I do not know more info for you.

  2. QUESTION:
    Kidney Disease Campaign?
    Hi, I’m doing some work for a non-profit organization benefiting those living with kidney diseases and I was asked to come up with a campaign leading up to one of our big events. The campaign is to be through facebook and I’ve thought of a couple of options:

    1. We ask facebook fans to write something on their arm in support of kidney disease survivors (options for the words to be written: hope, faith, stand up)

    take a picture of the temporary tattoo and post it as their profile picture

    2. An art competition to come up with either a new logo or symbol for kidney disease. Lupus, for example, has the symbol of a purple butterfly representing a hope for a cure from the disease. Kidney diseases, as far as I am aware, do not have a similar symbol.

    I was just wondering what you thought of these ideas:

    Would you participate?
    What other words do you think could be used?
    How would you show your support for the cause?
    Any other ideas for campaigns?
    Oxford’s minority, I realize this. We already have a facebook group with thousands of members and we have been receiving emails and messages asking of ways that they can easily volunteer and show support without donating money (we don’t like to encourage not donating but raising awareness is one of our main goals).

    That is why we are creating a little contest/campaign to add to our already large facebook group in order to promote awareness as well as lead up to one of our events.

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    kidney disease questions?
    1.What is the name of the disease? What is the origin of the name of the disease?
    2.Is the disease communicable or non-communicable? What is communicable / non-communicable?
    3.Historical background of the disease. Give a TIMELINE of the disease (beginning to present).
    4.Date the disease was first discovered.
    5.Name of person responsible for the discovery.
    6.How did it/does it affect society, in general and from the standpoint of treatment cost and care?
    7.Were/Are any historical figures affected by the disease (if no historical figures, who is affected)?
    8.How does the disease spread / progress? Both outside and inside the body.
    9.What are the symptoms and how is the body (body systems) affected by the disease?
    10.What are the causes of the disease? What is the incubation of the disease?
    11.How is the disease diagnosed? What tests are used?
    12.What are the treatments for the disease? Is there a cure for the disease? What medications or vaccination?
    13.How many people die/affected from the disease (month/year/ever) and what is the average age of onset?
    14.What and Where research was or is currently being done to find a cure or treat the disease?
    15.What role has research played on the discovery, treatment, and/or cure of this disease?

    • ANSWER:
      Try doing your report on Glomerulonephritis :)
      Sorry, I’m not going to do your work for you, so thats all I can offer.

  4. QUESTION:
    symptoms of Kidney stone? or another disease? ?
    Hi I am Asian male my age 23 (single-virgin ) I fell like uncomfortable this days please help me my friends .
    Last Monday I had some symptoms in my urine…I don’t have diabetics I check its normal but im fat .

    1st day I feel like to go to restroom every 1hours but no problem in my pee its normal color. And I start to drink water lot ….
    2nd day same but I feel like not major pain little dull pain in my front kidney left side same right side of kidney but not like left side pain this pain not longer its 1or 2 minutes every 1 or 2 hours after I fell this pain .
    3rd day my privet area is pain normal time but when I go to pee little pain in inside in area burning little not much it’s like something block inside me and little back pain in my back near my back bone disk then I take my urine report and I went to doctor.
    My urine report:-
    Color – pale yellow / appearance clear /specific gravity 1.012 / pH 6.0 /
    Pus cells occasional / epithelial cells occasional / red cells, protein glucose etc all NIL ….

    DR (kidney specialist) told me my report is normal no problem in my urine he told me I had kidney stone it small. But he not scan my body he give a medicine to 1 week after it not stop u can take ultra scan. These are the medicine he gave to me
    Lasix 40mg / ciprofloxacin hydrochloride 500mg / buscopan .2 times a day

    Now I feel like pain near my urethra. (*O*) * This mark is my pain O is my urethra
    Last 2days, dull back pain and some pain in kidney area dull side not much but my urine going normal. No burning sensation

    This is my question:-
    What this disease? It s kidney stone how long it will take to cure?
    These symptoms are kidney stone or another disease symptom?
    Ultra scan good for this?
    Any way to cure this disease?
    These symptoms are good or bad my life?

    Please help me my friends I am student im in depression I cant study this month end I have an idea a go to UK for higher study I feel like this disease kill my future.
    Thanks my friends I prey for all this disease not come to anyone

    • ANSWER:
      I am not an expert in medicine: It could be that you have a second small stone to pass? Nothing serious my mother had this and she reached the age of 90th. Wish you good Luck and happy Study!

  5. QUESTION:
    How could you tell if you are having kidney problems?
    or if you have kidney disease? what are the signs? is their a cure? would i have to do surgery if i have kidney problems?

    • ANSWER:
      Signs of kidney disease vary. I had it and didn’t even know it so if you do think you have a problem, please see your doctor so they can do the proper blood work.

      But some of the signs are:
      Back pain, shortness of breath, lethargic, itchy skin, not urinating a lot, weakness, etc

  6. QUESTION:
    what cause’s kidney disease ?
    my mom is 51 years old and you couldn’t tell though :) but she um has been going to the doctor and like she mite have this kidney disease. and she’s really scared and so am i. my mom is my world i need her. and like if she does have this can like she just die at any point an time? is this cure able? im really sad i think my dad said she mite be at stage 5 well whats stage 5? what happens at stage 6 or 7 how many stages are there?

    • ANSWER:
      if we knew exactly what causes cancer, there wouldn’t be cancer anymore

  7. QUESTION:
    kidney disease friends?
    Dearest kidney disease friends,
    I am Guomei Li, 63 years old woman from Ningbo of China. I had chronic nephritis from my 15 years old, until 1966, nephritis turn to uremia. During those 11 years I rely on hemodialysis to continue my life. One week three times in hospital for hemodialysis, it bring me many inconvenience not only to my own life, but also endless worry and heavy economy matter to my families.
    Because my illness, I have not marriage during my life. Many years thanks to my deal elder sister and her son take care me, without them I might have left this world.During those years,there comes many subsequent syndrome,for example high blood pressure,tummy bug, heart problem, osteoporosis, joints distortion and so on.Trust many of kidney patients have the same feeling.Who want go to see god at this time.
    Today I am writing to you, aim to know which kind of way you used to cure those kind of subsequent syndrome. I’d like hear your guide and experience. Via internet, I hope we could communicate information with each other, create more friendship and happiness during this bitter travel of survival for life. I’d like to know how much money you will pay for daily dialyse at your country,if you have any other question or want communicate with me please contact with me via guo_mei_li@126.com. Any of your questions I will try give you a satisfaction reply.
    Dear friends do you want be one of my friend.

    Looking forward your letter.

    Yours,
    Guomei Li

    • ANSWER:
      In a lot of countries the medicare or government health care system will pay for the dialisis for the patient.

  8. QUESTION:
    My cat was diagnosed with kidney disease and is dying. Please help?
    Hello,

    Today I learned my cat of 13 years has kidney disease, along with a mass in her throat. She was always a healthy kitty, and tested for troubles, but everything always came back as she was fine. The vet said this is all shocking, as it came on extremely quickly, causing her health to decline very fast.

    My vet said the surgery to remove the mass would honestly not be wise, as its in a very hard spot, and with the condition she’s in, she would more than likely pass. She just said that what we can do is make her as comfortable as possible.

    She gave us some sample foods to put her on (a low protein diet) and told us to just bring her in every few weeks, and or days to monitor her progress.

    My heart is in shreds. What can I do for her? I know there is no cure for this, but I do not want her in pain. How will I know she is in pain? And or not already in pain? What are good foods to feed her to help with this? Are there any natural vitamins or that I could give her to help? What can I truly do to help her last stays here on earth be happy and pain free? Please, she is my baby and I love her dearly.

    • ANSWER:
      Ever so sorry about this bad news, when we go to a vet we assume they will say all is well as usual,but when they turn around and give us bad news we just cant get over the shock as it so sudden,your answer takes me back we had two cats one 14 other 15,one got kidney failure the other had a tumour in her throat,all this in the same week life can be cruel,

      like you the vet said removing it would be dangerous,in fact he said trying to remove it would kill her immediately,our other one with kidney disease went down hill quickly,she was in pain as it causes ulcers in the mouth and throat so we had her put to sleep,two weeks of the other one being diagnosed she was also put to sleep as she couldnt swallow,so we had no choice vet told us she would have suffocated otherwise as the tumour grew blocking her windpipe and throat,

      there ar no vitamins to help,you will be able to tell if she is in pain as you have known her for 13 years,look for the clues first they stop eating as the ulcers hurt,they sleep as they become weak,not nice hearing all this i know but you need to be strong for her now,she needs you more than ever so just make her comfortable,

      and if she is unhappy then you will know its time,she will let you know her way when she has had enough,cats do so while she is stable keep her company cuddle her make the most of all the time she has left on earth,make her last days happy,so sorry again about this i have been through it myself,it is horrible to see our pets fading away,i say its the worst part of having a pet that nobody warns us about,

      bless her little soul.

  9. QUESTION:
    kidney disease?
    I went for X’ray but I dont understand, my Dr. did’nt explain. Pls help, I need to know 1) what does this mean, 2) what causes it and 3) what is the cure and how to improve my health. My X’ray report;
    “NOTE A SMALL ECHOGENIC FOCUS RELATED TO LOWER POLE OF THE RIGHT KIDNEY. THIS COULD REPRESENT A SMALL ANGIOMYOLIPOMA”.
    Appreciate if somebody can explain to me in simple term. I thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like an ultrasound rather than an X-ray

      A “small echogenic focus” means that there is a spot in the kidney that echos back sound – it’s not made of the same stuff that kidney is made of.

      related “to the lower pole of the right kidney” means where it is – if you imagine the kidney shaped like a kidney bean (gee – I wonder why – it was named after the bean!) and standing upright so the convexity points out to your right and the concavity points to the left and the kidney (bean) is aligned with the long axis of the body (see the wiki page) the lower pole is the bottom bulge. The small echogenic focus is somewhere around there.

      This “could represent a small angiomyolipoma” – sounds dreadful but actually means a BENIGN (ie. not a nasty cancer) growth of blood vessels (angio) muscle (myo) and fatty tissue (lipoma).

      It’s a benign lump near the bottom of your right kidney that might be an abnormal (but doesn’t look cancerous) growth of bloodvessel/muscle/fat – oooh look – they even have a wiki page

      How’s that?

  10. QUESTION:
    How long does my dog have to live?
    I brought my dog to the vet today and he said she had kidney disease. She is an 8 year old chihuahua and I find it very hard to believe that she can have this sickness considering her age. She hasn’t eaten for 5 days and she seems to get worse everyday. They said we can keep her at the vet until she gets better but that will cost us 0 for everyday that she is there. Unfortunately we do not have the money to pay for that kind of treatment. So the other option was to give her an IV under the skin for 65 dollars which was more reasonable but it doesn’t seem like a simple IV will cure her kidney disease. I hope that she will survive because she is the best dog that anyone could ever imagine but it doesn’t seem like she is going to make it. So I guess my question is…do dogs with kidney disease eventually get better or does she have a limited amount of time? If so, how much longer does she really have? Thank you everyone for your help and I really appreciate it.
    How do I know if the kidney disease is very bad?

    I’ll name some of the symptoms that she has been having over the 5 days.

    -Weight loss because she wouldn’t eat anything for 5 whole days
    -Drinks a lot of water
    -Very weak
    -She spaces out a lot
    -Can’t sleep
    -Vomiting
    -Diarrhea
    -Urinates a lot
    -Shivering uncontrollably
    -Unable to sleep

    There may be more symptoms that I am not adding because I’m not a professional but these are what I can see myself.

    • ANSWER:
      I am so very sorry but kidney disease is not curable.

      It depends how bad it is as to how long she has left, but quite honestly I am not sure why the vet is offering to keep her at the vets at 0 a day until she gets better, when he has no cure to make her better.

      They can put them on an iv drip which will help — for a short while. But if the kidney disease has gone too far then it will not make her better and she would need to keep going on a drip every few weeks.

      I am so sorry.

      Google kidney disease as there are certain foods and actions that can slow it down for a while depending on how far it has gone already.

  11. QUESTION:
    how do get involved in clinical trials?
    I have autosomal recessive polysistic kidney disease since birth, had a kidney transplant at age 17 which rejected at 19. Now I am 24 and on dialysis 3 days a week and would like to help in the research to find a cure for this very rare disease.

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    Girlies!!! I wrote a poem for us!!!!?
    Haha I guess guys can read it too, but you won’t get the same effect. Actually, nevermind. Guys can read it too. I wrote this at 10:30 because I love writing poems and I just watched a chick flick…and I’m not tired and was looking for something to do. So here!!

    Women need limits
    They hate them
    They live by them
    They are the most important part in women’s lives
    Whether the limits are made by an outside force
    Or by the woman herself
    They are there
    They must be

    A woman needs to know when to stop eating
    She needs to know how much make up to wear
    We need to be told to shut up sometimes
    We need to know how much money to spend
    And how much not to

    Women need to know to sleep when they are tired
    Otherwise we get dark circles
    And loose energy
    Which is unattractive
    And we can’t be unattractive
    Who knows when we’ll meet someone new?

    Women need to be told where their space is
    Where they cannot go
    Where they must go
    We need to always know that we are beautiful

    Expectations drive us.
    We must meet them or else

    Crying is the status quo
    No need for a sprinkler
    Put women out on the lawn
    Perfect sod in no time

    A temper is not an occasion
    You’d think it’s only once a month
    Wrongo.

    You liked that vase?
    Oh well, it’s laying on the floor
    In a million pieces
    Next to that shattered mirror
    Didn’t think I was so strong, did you?
    Oh my gosh it’s Godzilla!
    No. Wait.
    That’s me

    We scare ourselves in the mirror
    Daily
    If it’s not our skin
    It’s our chub
    If it’s not our cracked heels
    It’s our split ends

    Please say something other than “Fine”
    When we ask how we look
    Say it even if we don’t ask

    It will soothe our souls
    And yes. We have them.

    Women need to be told to put down the chocolate
    And go for a run
    If not a run,
    Play some tennis or something
    We need to know how to fix everything about ourselves
    No matter what
    There are home remedies and lotions and pills and oils for everything
    And we find ‘em
    If we don’t its back to plan A
    Crying

    “Shopping” I know I heard someone say it.
    Our heads jolt up and our eyes widen. No joke. Happens every time.
    Not a myth.
    Money is meant to be spent
    Women live it, breathe it, sleep next to it
    It’s not just for clothes or shoes or food
    It’s for care packages for the troops
    It’s for toys for the kids
    It’s for the cure for Polycystic Kidney Disease
    We cherish it
    The only thing that can tear us away is religion

    Church?
    A chore for some
    A lifestyle for others
    It changes how we look at Money, Time
    And love
    Did you think I would forget love?
    Women need it
    Desire it
    Literally die without it
    Why don’t we all get it?
    I don’t know.
    I was hoping you did.

    Women need to know
    We hear it from others
    We say it to each other

    But the most dominant voices
    The ones that give us the boundaries we need
    And the ones that always seem to ignore those boundaries-
    Ourselves

    Too bad, really
    We need to be held accountable for our actions.
    Wait. We are.
    We need to be put in our places.
    Wait. We are.
    We need to have freedom.
    Wait. We do.

    So what does that tell you?
    I guess depending on who I’m talking to
    It can mean either
    Women are a valuable part to society
    Or it can mean
    Women have no business in the world

    I wonder if a woman is reading this.
    Right about now
    You’re probably telling yourself to stop eating that chocolate
    And go for a run.

    • ANSWER:
      I Love It!!! =)
      It made me laugh…it is so very true.
      Keep writing poems, im definitely going to read any others you have posted.
      LOVED IT!!!
      =)

  13. QUESTION:
    How do i know if iam elidgable for disabilty or other medical benefits?
    I have a kidney disease i was born with, its chronic inflammatory and there is no cure for it. It currently doesnt affect my day to day life but it comes with medical bills and medication that costs money. It could develop in 20 years to end stage renal failure and i have gotten turned down from a job because of this….

    • ANSWER:
      I would have to say that if it does not affect your day to day life, you probably wont get disability for it. In regards to the job you were turned down for, you would need to prove that that was the reason you were not selected, not that someone else had better qualifications. If it was then you could file a suit against that employer.
      About SSDI though, it is a program for the truly DISABLED. they have a stingent list of criteria and classifications that determine if someone is a certain PERCENT disabled.
      By all means go out and file, then they will have a record at least that your condition has been here all along, but unless you are unable to perform daily care for yourself, and reasonable limitations on things like walking, etc, It will be very difficult to get SSDI.

      Another note, a person receives SSDI based on their past earnings and employment history. Basically its a program that you pay into over the years of working in case you need it someday.
      For those who do not have that work history, or for the poverty level/indigent there is SSI which is similar to welfare with restrictions on income, property and holdings.

  14. QUESTION:
    How long has a cat had declining kidney function say 50% or more before the vet detects 75% dysfunction?
    My cat was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I had to maek the decision to pill him with methimazole or go ahead with I131 radioactive Iodine which is a cure however there are risks with both procedures. The risk with the I131 is your cat could go into acute renal failure if it has preexisting renal failure prior to the I131 injection-AND SOEMTIMES AFTER TREATMENT OF I131 THE KIDNEY FAILURE IS FOUND THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY HIDDEN. DO YOU THINK MY CAT HAD KIDNEY FAILURE PRIOR TO BEING DIAGNOSED WITH HYPERTHYOIDISM AND IT WAS BEING MASKED OR HIDDEN?

    my cat was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in Nov 06. My cat was diagnosed with kidney disease & 75% kidney loss in Nov 07. I decided to pill him with medication to control but not cure his hyperthyroidism out of fear that if I had the I131 he would go into acute renal failure. There was no evidence suggesting that but I wanted to play it safe but having not gotten the cure may have caused him to die 2 years later instead of a cure of his hyperthroidism. Should i have gotten the I131 when he was first diagnosed with hyperthyroidism or do you think i made the right decision to pill him by allowing extra bllod flow to the kidneys which helps kidney function. But i feel really really guilty like i didnt make the right decison and have been cryign for 1 month straight. My cat dies 2 years later after being diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism on 12/29/08, and I balme myself becuse I think if i had gone ahead with the I131 he would still be here. The doctors dont know why he died. they just say he was severly dehyrdated, lethragic, anemic. I dont know if the hyperhtroidim killed him or kidney failure. I Ijust blame myself either way and will never forgive myself. I will never own another cat becuse I am not worthy or deserving of a cat. My cat was 16 1/2 when he died. I was giving him subq fluids under the skin for his dehydration and wellness can food 2 cans daily with hyperthyroid medicine. I hate myself!
    I am an awful awful person. if my cat had another mom instead of me he probabaly would have lived longer. Im th eone who should be dead nt him. if i could die 4 him and he live I would do it becuse my life is meaningless & empty without him.

    • ANSWER:
      Don’t hate yourself, you did the best job that you could at making sure that he was able to keep alive for as long as he did. 16 1/2 years for a cat is pretty good, the average of cats are usually about 12-13 years old, so this is pretty good for the age. It could have been the complications of the thyroid problem, or it could have been the issue with the kidneys, or it could have been a little bit of both problems which are highly possible too. I know that it is sad, but you did the best thing that you could for your cat, and again as I mentioned, you were able to keep the cat a live for sometime.

  15. QUESTION:
    yeast infection/urinary tract infection-how to cure?
    so i heard that a yeast infection can cause a urinary tract infection..is this true?

    how do i make a yeast inf go away?

    how do i make a urinary tract inf go away?

    can having either of these make you nauseous?

    how can i help the burn/pain from a yeast/urinary tract inf go away or not be so bad..i think it’s from me itching so much but i dunno cuz i’ve never had one before..

    and since a urinary tract inf includes the kidneys..can you get kidney disease or anything serious like that if a urinary tract infection isn’t treated?

    sorry i have so many questions but i’m too embarrassed to ask my mom..help?
    (:

    • ANSWER:
      Ok, I’ve had both at the same time before and it really sucked. I honestly do not know if a yeast infection can cause a UTI. You make a yeast infection go away by buying over the counter products like Monistat. You can get it at any drugstore. It comes with cream to stop the itching.

      As for the UTI, you need to see a doctor and get antibiotics. It can spread to your kidneys if you do not treat it. That happened to me and I ended up in the hospital. In the meantime you can buy AZO at any drugstore. It relieves the symptoms of the UTI like the burning and pain. It is NOT a cure even though it may feel like one. YOU NEED ANTIBIOTICS!!! But, the funny thing is that antibiotics sometimes can cause a yeast infection. That’s what happened to me and that’s why I had both at the same time.

      I have not gotten nauseous from either one of those.

  16. QUESTION:
    HOW MUCH TIME WILL BE REQUIRED FOR TIRUPATI DARSHAN ON 30 SEPT OR 1st OCT 2007?
    HI,
    I am reaching Tirupati on Saturday 29th September 2007. Can any of you guide me how much time it will take for darshan on sunday or monday on above dates?
    I have aged parents, ill wife and 2 kids with me, so is there any way out to have the darshan without waiting for hours together?
    I have heard about VIP darshan? what is it? Kindly reply me as I will travel tomorrow…..can Balaji do a miracle and cure my wife who is seriously ill with kidney disease and blood-related disorder?

    • ANSWER:
      my dear brahomatvasam is there in tirupati . so there will be very heavy rush. there is no vip darshan on friday saturday and sunday. you just go to tirupati and go to 50 rs special darsan counter which are at opp to railway station, apsrtc bus stand, and at the alipiri the point from where hills start. from this three place you can have a ticket. but see before buy ticketing darshan time at the board when you go to counter . if you get the time as per your wish than buy ticket otherwise do not buy the ticket. now you keep all your luggage at tirupati itself and go to tirumala without wasting your time at tirupati and go to free darshanam line . in this you will be get darshan in maximum 10 to 12 hours after entering in the free darshan complex. you have all facility there do not worry about that. for your other question regarding cure of your wife please have faithin yourself and your god including balaji. i hope she will be cured in very short time. wish you a happy journey.

  17. QUESTION:
    how to get rid of dark circles HUGE thats under my eyes?!?
    how do i get rid of HUGE dark circles under my eyes..go away? i dont think its because restless sleep or anything i think its because of my kidney disease. but i still really want a cure for my dark circles..any help?
    thank you:)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi THere

      Drink more water for starters (I drink a gallon a day) and here are some ideas.

      MOLASSES
      3/11/2007: Melissa from Chicago, Il writes: “I have been taking Black Strap Molasses now for three weeks. 2 tbsp a day In that short time frame, I have noticed an increase in energy, my monthly cycle wasn’t the horrid painful nightmare it usually is, it was pain free, clot free, and psychosis free for the first time in my life. And the nasty dark circles under my eyes have all but vanished! And they were bad, I looked like I had two black eyes. I tried everything you can think of to get rid of those dark circles and NOTHING worked before now. I look five years younger!

      OIL PULLING
      7/13/2007: Sheryl writes, “My son is doing well..i have started giving him lemon and baking soda regularly every night . I also give him Chinese parsely. I have been using it liberally in our food …being Indians we love the flavor. However I didn’t know its use. He also takes b50 complex twice a week. Just wanted to update you and say thanks for your remedies. I have spent hundreds of dollars in tonics and supplements without knowing the remedy is so simple. Also, I have been oil pulling last 1 month now — I don’t have any dark circles any more.”

      best of health to you

  18. QUESTION:
    Do you think the cure for cancer could be to…?
    Not use products that CAUSE cancer? Uh, make sense to anyone?

    Conventional soaps, lotions, cleaning products et al contain known carcinogens. People keep buying them without knowing the risks. And if you try to show people that scientists have proven that this petro-chemical garbage causes cancer, asthma, lung disease, liver disease, kidney failure, neurological disorders, diabetes, in addition to environmental filth, fouling up our own water supplies and air with toxins (even in their homes) and so on, you get looked at like you have 15 eyeballs and 3 heads.

    No matter how many studies are available that show connections to conventional cleaning and body care products and various long-term and dibilitating illnesses. But we live in a free country. Cleaning and body care companies can put almost anything they want in their products and don’t have to disclose any harm to the consumers, not even risks to their health.

    Could the ‘cure’ be to not use carcinogens to clean and bathe?
    I use natural products that I make myself that don’t contain petro-chemicals that cause long-term illness.

    You can’t buy Sunflower Naturals, hon. You have to make the stuff yourself… probably too complicated for you. However, I’m flattered that you clicked my picture.

    How about things like benzoyl peroxide. Scientists use it to promote skin cancer in lab animals to study skin cancer treatments for humans.

    You don’t need a nick or cut to absorbed the toxins from environmental pollution on your skin (either ambient or slathered on). Your skin absorbs a bit of everything – uh, concept of dermal patch medication…
    In the last 20-30 years, most forms of cancer have doubled and some have even tripled. I realize that there has always been cancer, but with all the research we’ve paid for, the cancer rates are getting way higher. Maybe scientific studies are right, these things are cancer-causing?
    I’m different from most of the responses on this board who ASSUME that I haven’t been touched by cancer. But, rather than sit around and feel sorry for myself, I try to educate people them know that sticking a bleach stick in themselves every month increases risks of cervical cancer. Rubbing on phthalates, increases cancer risks in the next generation. Things like benzoyl peroxide that are used to PROMOTE skin cancer in lab animals is rubbed on millions of children’s faces EVERY DAY, THREE OR FOUR TIMES A DAY. You guys go ahead and throw your little pity parties on the board. Poor me, poor me. I’m not sitting here wallowing in self-pity. I’m trying to show people that the stuff they use every day increases their risk of suffering, the risks of their children suffering and the hell that goes along with cancer. You may be sick of hearing about cancer ‘cures’. I’m sick of hearing people who made bad choices whine about the consequences of those choices.
    As for the increase rate just being because more people live longer. That’s not right. The RATE is the percentage of the population that develops NEW cancers. The rates are doubling, and tripling. And the known increases in risks are sill on our shelves in our stores.

    As for this intention being marketing? You are so funny, and so wrong. I never ask anyone to purchase anything from me. I supply the reasons for change to the ignorant and uneducated. The publications are there, but ONLY if that person chooses the path. I hope that people choose not to use conventional, carcinogenic petro-crap with known risks. But people can choose whatever path to end those increased risks they want. Truthfully, I get emails every day asking for advice. I haven’t sold even one of the online publications – but I have GIVEN away hundreds to protect people from the increased risks. Unlike those who sit and whine, I know I’ve improved lives and reduced the risks of suffering for others. Soooooooooo.

    • ANSWER:
      Thats what I’m talking about…
      I don’t use anything thats bad for me, that includes products that have parabens and other b.s.
      After all, your skin absorbs what you put on it… how can people not see that its bad?
      Also, eating non-organic food is bad… and it is proven that all the things they put in cows causes cancer for meat eaters.

  19. QUESTION:
    what happens if you dont have insurance?
    im not too familiar with how the health programs in this country work. so lets say a person (age; 20′s, 30′s 40′s) was laid off from work a year ago and so they dont have any health insurance right now. they go to the doctor and are diagonsed with a serious condition (cancer, kidney/lung disease….etc), which are all VERY expensive diseases to treat/cure. what do they do since they dont have any insurance to pay for it? do they just suffer and die?

    i know in europe (where i am from) you dont really have this concern since treatment is covered by the government, regardless if you are working or not.

    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You can get help at the public health department and research for grants etc to help out. There is public assistance and you can contact the various groups such as american cancer society etc and they can sometimes help.

  20. QUESTION:
    Has anyone adopted a special needs pet?
    I would love to hear anyone’s stories about their pet. They are the most special, appreciative, grateful pets to ever get. I had a special needs dog for 23 months. He was about 7 years old and had heartworm, a tumor, and lyme disease. As the months went by, we cured the heartworm, but never knew what damaging effects it would have. He developed heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, and pulmonary hypertension. He was saved by his doctors and lived 50 more days after he collapsed and was in heart failure. It is the saddest thing to witness your loved one dealing with such obstacles, but my dog was the best thing that ever happened to me. Without a doubt, I would adopt another special needs pet. I am not saying they are the most deserving of a home, but they are looked down upon because no one wants to deal with the medical stress and emotional stress. I am willing to deal with all of that again to save an animals life. My dog would’ve died in the shelter if we didn’t adopt him. The shelter was extremely grateful for us adopting him and after all the thousands of pets that go through their shelter, they remembered my dog and knew how special he was. When he was in the hospital of heart failure, all of the staff at the shelter came up to us and told us how special he was and how he touched their hearts.

    Does anyone else have an “special” stories about their pet? I would love to hear any stories.

    • ANSWER:
      I have had 9 cats in my life. This is a sad story but one close to my heart. One of my many foster cats, Chanel, hadn’t been looking so good. After weeks, we were sure she was sick with something, but we didn’t know what it was. So we took her to the veterinarian down the street and he checked her. It turns out she had been abused, shot. When I heard the news I cried for a long time. We ended up having to put the cat to sleep. I miss my little Chanel!

  21. QUESTION:
    Did my inactions and wrong decisions cause my 16 1/2 year old cat to die? Please Please help me!?
    How long has a cat had declining kidney function say 50% or more before the vet detects 75% dysfunction?
    My cat was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I had to maek the decision to pill him with methimazole or go ahead with I131 radioactive Iodine which is a cure however there are risks with both procedures. The risk with the I131 is your cat could go into acute renal failure if it has preexisting renal failure prior to the I131 injection-AND SOEMTIMES AFTER TREATMENT OF I131 THE KIDNEY FAILURE IS FOUND THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY HIDDEN. DO YOU THINK MY CAT HAD KIDNEY FAILURE PRIOR TO BEING DIAGNOSED WITH HYPERTHYOIDISM AND IT WAS BEING MASKED OR HIDDEN?

    my cat was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in Nov 06. My cat was diagnosed with kidney disease & 75% kidney loss in Nov 07. I decided to pill him with medication to control but not cure his hyperthyroidism out of fear that if I had the I131 he would go into acute renal failure. There was no evidence suggesting that but I wanted to play it safe but having not gotten the cure may have caused him to die 2 years later instead of a cure of his hyperthroidism. Should i have gotten the I131 when he was first diagnosed with hyperthyroidism or do you think i made the right decision to pill him by allowing extra bllod flow to the kidneys which helps kidney function. But i feel really really guilty like i didnt make the right decison and have been cryign for 1 month straight. My cat dies 2 years later after being diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism on 12/29/08, and I balme myself becuse I think if i had gone ahead with the I131 he would still be here. The doctors dont know why he died. they just say he was severly dehyrdated, lethragic, anemic. I dont know if the hyperhtroidim killed him or kidney failure. I Ijust blame myself either way and will never forgive myself. I will never own another cat becuse I am not worthy or deserving of a cat. My cat was 16 1/2 when he died. I was giving him subq fluids under the skin for his dehydration and wellness can food 2 cans daily with hyperthyroid medicine. I hate myself!

    I am an awful awful person. if my cat had another mom instead of me he probabaly would have lived longer. Im th eone who should be dead nt him. if i could die 4 him and he live I would do it becuse my life is meaningless & empty without him.
    I will do the cat world a favor and never have a cat again.

    • ANSWER:
      God, give yourself a break! It sounds like you truly loved your cat & went out of your way to do everything possible for him. Loss is extremely hard, but he was 16 1/2 years old & I’m sure he lived a great life with you! I’m very sorry for your loss but please go easy on yourself!

  22. QUESTION:
    whats your fav color~~this chart tells you the meaning of spiritual signifigance of colors?
    Red is the color of energy, vitality and power. It is used for burning out cancer, drying up weeping sores or wounds, etc., it will warm cold areas to reduce pain. Red is a powerful healing agent for healing diseases of the blood and circulation. It will help with depression. Red is not to be used on people with high blood pressure or anxiety. If you stay under the red ray too long or are exposed to red for a considerable time it will make you very agitated or even aggressive. It is associated with the male polarity. A red carpet or wall – in a place of business – will draw money. If you are a sales person – try wearing something red!!

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    ORANGE
    The mental body in both its logical and conceptual form. It is used to increase immunity, to increase sexual potency, to help in all digestive ailments, chest and kidney diseases. Orange will have a gentle warming effect if used lightly. Orange, like red should not be used for too long. It is not a good color for nervous people or people easily agitated.

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    PEACH
    The peach frequency is used for peace, truth, and balance.

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    YELLOW
    Yellow is the color of intellect and it is used for mental stimulation, it will help you think quicker. It is good for clearing a foggy head. To help cure dermatitis and other skin problems and again it must be used carefully because it is very stimulating and it could cause exhaustion and depression.

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    GREEN
    Green is the color of healing and traveling back in time. It will balance the emotions and brings about a feeling of calmness. Green is a good general healing color because it stimulates growth therefore it is good for helping heal broken bones – regrowth of tissue of all kinds. Green is also alchemy – the alchemy of consciousness from one realm to another through the spiraling energies of DNA – Sacred Geometry

    Green as a healing frequency can be placed around family members who are ill. Though many of you are not attuned in the palms of your hands with this frequency color – it is part of you now.

    If you wish to heal someone – begin by asking the person if they wish to be healed. That may sound like a silly question but it is necessary. Help them find the emotional base for the ailment if you can, before you heal anyone.

    You can not promise to heal them but you can make them feel more comfortable and show them how healing is done. Perhaps you can awaken the healing abilities in others. Just remember not to force this with anyone who is not ready and that healing is not for everyone.

    When you and the person are ready to begin, find a calm quiet place. Be sure the person is relaxed with what you are doing and assure them you will not hurt them in any way. If you have a favorite healing crystal–use that when you heal.

    The person can sit or lay down. No need to remove their clothing. Work first with the emotional aspects of the problem. Give the person hope. Get them to relax.

    Ask your guides to protect you so their energies do not enter into your frequency.

    Visualize the color green coming through your palms as you hold them just above –or gently on–someone with a problem.

    Scan their body for ‘hot’ or ‘cold’ spots. That is where the blockages are. Tell them what you are doing and what you see and feel.

    Now visualize the green healing energies coming through you as you work. Visualize them entering the person’s body at the higher levels, especially the emotional body. Watch them sift through the cells of the person who is ill and moving the Chi energies.

    You can have a third person take a picture of your doing the healing to see if you get a green aura of light around you or the person.

    Feel your connection to the higher frequencies as you heal. Work with the heart chakra as it is the frequency green. You may even take it to the newer frequency of green=turquoise (green -blue).

    There is no time limit for this. Usually a few minutes is all that is needed. Try to repeat the healing for 3 consecutive days–10 minutes a day.

    You can heal yourself as well.

    You can teach others to use the color green to heal.

    You can send the green frequency to the planet for healing.

    Try a past life regression with someone you trust placing them in the green bubble. See where you knew them in another lifetime. Green takes you back in time.
    ok sorry~purple is a very spiritual color often associated with enlightenment and psychic abilities~also very present in natural channels and healers~anybody into the higher spiritual growth areas~psychics, healers, mediums often gravitate to this color

    Black~(actually black and silver)
    protective~ encompassing~and reflective
    oftetimes in olden days black candles were used to dissipate or reflect negative energies back to the sender~~ silver is also used for this purpose.
    also black candles were used in protection spells to cast a cloak over someone under psychic attack~~
    silver is oftentimes seen also as a wealth attractor~so is dark green and the color gold

    • ANSWER:
      I like blue. So where it is?

      Does red has something to do with love?

      Green is pretty weird… o_0
      Because the healing technique is weird… o_0
      And does green has to do with plant? I mean like to plant more flowers to change the world a better place or something?

      And i bet u copy it from some website…right????

  23. QUESTION:
    Am I a hypochondriac?????
    I think that I’m a hypochondriac. I’m only 15 years old and I ALWAYS think that there is something wrong with me. Here are some of the diseases that I think that I have: testicular cancer, lymphoma, throat cancer, brain tumor, lung cancer, prostate cancer, liver cancer, and kidney disease. Wanna know why I think I have all of these diseases? I look them up and I might have ONE symptom. A common symptom like headaches. I worry about it for a week or 2 and then I forget about it for a few days, then I find another disease to freak out about! What the hell! I’ve been worrying about lymphoma and I have literally NONE of the symptoms, but I think that I still have it and I’m at my breaking point! I’m miserable and I just wanna forget about it :/

    I felt completely fine before all of this and now I always feel sick and tired. I hate it! Do you know how to cure a hypochondriac like me?

    ALSO- I don’t have the money to go see a therapist :/

    • ANSWER:
      You might. On the other hand, you could just be imagining it.
      I don’t believe that there is a cure, but I’m not quite sure.

      I think you should stay away from the interwebs for a while and try not to find any new diseases.
      Oh, and stay away from House.

  24. QUESTION:
    My parents seem to have converted to Christianity overnight and I don’t want them to influence me!?
    Sorry for the long story…but I couldn’t help writing so much >.<...

    Me and my parents used to be very religious Buddhists! We went to the pagoda, we prayed and we even joined a Buddhist camp once. When my puberty set in my belief faded and now I would say that I’m only a Buddhist by name. The only thing I believe in is reincarnation and other than that I don’t practise anything.

    About half a year ago I discovered Islam by someone who’s Muslim and I do research about it ever since. Firstly, because the religion is fascinating and secondly, because I’m f*cking afraid of hell =P What if Islam is the true religion?

    A couple of times I considered converting but every time I’m afraid of doing that step. I’m currently am kinda stuck between God and the his non˗existence.

    So, three weeks ago my parents got to know new friends who are like very very religious Christians!!! My parents, especially my mum, are totally amazed by these people. Don’t ask me why! They told my parents stuff like: A woman had a disease which the doctor wasn’t capable of healing or weakening it. She prayed and prayed to Jesus or God and all of a sudden her weak liver was cured! The doctor couldn’t explain it and was amazed.
    My mum has a kidney disease and I have the feeling that she converted to Christianity because of that story to a big part. I’m a bit worried that this certain Jesus she believes in will disappoint her when she realizes that her problems won’t vanish that easily.

    Yesterday I was eating my sandwhich with cream cheese ♥ My parent’s new friends were invited to come around and they presented us food and when they saw my sandwhich they said that I don’t have to eat my lousy sandwhich anymore. Because Jesus sent them many clients (they run a shop) and I don’t have to worry about them spending money on food for us. Gosh …

    Or today at breakfast with my parents! I was about to grab that stuff into my mouth and my mum whispers something all of a sudden with closed eyes! A mealtime prayer…I don’t believe it -.-
    How can things like that happen overnight? Other than that my mum keeps reading phrases of the bible and other stuff of Christian books out loud for me. And they said that they’ll visit the church on Sundays from now on.

    I told my mum that I don't believe in God and she just said that I shouldn't say that again in front of her. The devil might hear that and come to us. And they already removed all buddhists statues from the bedroom.

    Were they brainwashed or something??? I have dealt with Islam and God since months and they just convert like that. Just like that! Overnight!
    Is that a sign from God that I should convert too or what?

    • ANSWER:
      Buddhism, Atheism, Christianity, Islam, what a diverse mix you have there!

      Sounds like you are confused about what is the right belief for you.
      Do not be influenced by parents, do your own research.

      I suggest you look into Islam, it welcomes many reverts from all walks of life.
      Compare the religions, see which ones you agree with.

      As for these religious experiences, I don’t believe it was Jesus (peace be upon him) who cured your mother’s friend, I believe it was God. God is the all-powerful Supreme Being. Jesus is His prophet who is a human being, just like us, he is unable to cure the sick or see what we are doing. If this was the case, then Christianity is preaching polytheism not monotheism.

      Once you realize the truth, there is no hesitation or doubt, you know it in your heart that its right.

      I respect practicing Christians greatly, in the Qur’an it says:

      “Those who believe and those who are Jews and Christians, and Sabians, whoever believes in God and the Last Day and do righteous good deeds shall have their reward with their Lord, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve” [2:62, Holy Qur'an]

      However, Christians today have a different image of God. They believe Jesus (pbuh) is the son of God. Or some believe Jesus is God in the form of man. All of these theories go against the oneness of Allah (swt) Previous people also thought the angels were the daughter of God, but Allah (swt) refuted these claims.

      “They said, “GOD has begotten a son!” Be He glorified. He is the Most Rich. To Him belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth. You have no proof to support such a blasphemy. Are you saying about GOD what you do not know?” [10:68, Holy Qu'ran]

      On an end note, PLEASE do not revert to Islam just because you are afraid of Hell. Actually read into Islam, know that Allah (swt) is most Merciful and Loving to His creations, also develop a yearning to be closer to Allah (swt) your Creator.

      Peace :-)

  25. QUESTION:
    What to do for bladder infections?
    I’m 15 and I’m a girl. I’ve been getting a dull pain in my left lower back (probably kidney) and in my front lower left abdomen (probably my bladder). I’m afraid of what it could be or become. Bladder infection? Kidney disease? Kidney failure? Urinary tract infection? Kidney stones? Some type of cancer? I did some research and from what Ive found, when a young girl expieriences pains such as mine, a doctor must do a pelvic exam. I don’t know how true this is but the reason I’ve always hated going to the doctor was because I was always afraid I’d get a pelvic exam for any visit to the doctors. So it turns out that now that I may have a serious problem, the only way to help myself is to do the thing I dread the most. Lovely. So anywho, I’ve been looking online, without actually being diagnosed, for cures to bladder infections and so on. I have failed but I hear alot of good things about cranberry juice and others said it wasn’t going to help me at all. Reasons for which i dont want a pelvic exam are basically because im embarrassed or ill be nervous and i also dont want to answer questions like “are you sexually active?” which im not, and “do you masturbate?” which i do. I also have some small sores on the front of my vagina from shaving and I don’t want the doctor to think it’s something else. What do you think I might have? Should I risk the visit for an exam? Are they even going to give me a pelvic exam? Is there any way I can get rid of this problem myself?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, while you were busy doing “research” instead of going to the doctor, it’s very likely that your bladder infection has spread to at least one of your kidneys. Now GO TO THE DOCTOR. There is no home remedy for a kidney infection. It’s unlikely you will need a pelvic exam, and “are you sexually active” is a yes/no question which they probably won’t bother about anyway. I’ve had more than one UTI, and I’ve never been asked whether I was sexually active, and I’ve never been asked whether I masturbate by a doctor under any circumstances.

      What is likely is that you’ll be asked to answer some questions about your symptoms and to provide a urine sample. Just go, already.

  26. QUESTION:
    BARF diet for Cats…anyone?
    I have a male adult cat who has been troubled by a horrible illness called Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) I was told by the vet he’d end up with cancer in the colon. Yes, he had chronic colitis, a problem in the large intestine which was causing my pet bleed through the rectum and horrible, nonstop diarrhea. My kitty was getting weary of his suffering and I was getting so, so tired of throwing away bed sheets, cleaning after him every day sometimes 2 times a day. I could not sleep well just thinking of what else I could have possibly found dirty in the house. He never went outside the box, but all that blood, with colon mucose coming out he could not control. My cat got to a point where he could not sit down comfortably, and there was bloody diarrhea in his tail, kitchen counter, tables, furniture etc ALL THE TIME.

    I did not want to watch my cat give up and not do anything, so I did some research and finally switched him to a species appropriate diet: cooked or raw meat with bones, organs and probiotics and digestive enzymes. I now am keeping all my cats on the BARF diet, always making sure I get fresh food from animals which were not cured or injected with substances to keep the meat fresh. I also make sure to keep the phosphorus-calcium ratio right, and it’s been a year now since I have not seen signs of IBD. My cat’s stools are formed and healthy. My vet says my cat looks incredibly fine.

    So, I just wanted to see how many follow this diet and what you think of it. I am aware of the risks, like toxoplasmosis, but my cat was dying in front of my eyes on Science Diet, Purina, Iams, Prescription foods like Hill’s z/d etc, and many, many more expensive commercial foods and not one helped my poor feline. He was on antibiotics and prednisone all the time and nothing ever worked! So, I learned that cats are obligate carnivores and need to eat other animals to live a better life. I have noticed too many cases of IBD, Diabetes, Obesity, UTI, Kidney Disease, and cancer, all because we’re feeding species inappropriate foods to our precious pets. The number of sick ones keeps increasing, and we are responsible.

    Anyone trying out this diet? I’d love to hear some of your experiences.
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    • ANSWER:
      When I first was investigating the raw diets I was on groups where people reported that many cats would be “cured” of IBD within 48 hours. I have had no experience of that with my cats so I’m happy to hear another testimonial to the efficacy of a raw meat diet for cat health.

      I too only do a 50% raw diet. Right now I am down to my last frozen “muffin” of raw chicken. No hearts at the store today. When I called the market where I get my turkey parts last week they had just cleaned out the turkeys and thrown away the hearts and livers to use with the turkey.

      Also, having acquired two kittens this summer I am going through the raw meat mixture at double the speed I am used to.

      I do think the diet has extraordinary benefits for cat health.

  27. QUESTION:
    i have some questions about dwarfism, can you please help me answer them? i have a presentation on it?
    is dwarfism sex-linked? what chromosome is it located on? causes of the disorder? (type of mutation: gene/chromosomal?)
    what are some examples of the disorder? which i’ve actually found some of this part i think, some things like kidney diseases can cause it Achondroplasia is another i believe.
    symptons? side-effects? because of this disorder people will experience? (i would think theyd experience depression, cause you cant hear well and have trouble walking?)
    how is it passed? how can someone get the disorder or disease?
    is it found in a certain ethic group/race?
    whats life like living with this disorder? (id think hard and stressful but that’s just me)
    when was it first discovered?
    cures/treatments of the disorders? (i don’t think its curable but i know they make speech therapy and that helps them learn to speak and walking classes i also think they have to.
    anyways, help? thank you so much!! :)

    • ANSWER:
      In 20 years as a speech pathologist, I never saw a dwarf; neither had any of my colleagues.
      There are several types of dwarfism; achondroplasia is but one.
      Google is your friend.

  28. QUESTION:
    How much of this is true about Aloe vera gel?
    This is what I found in an article, how much of it is true? :)

    • Halts the growth of cancer tumors.
    • Lowers high cholesterol.
    • Repairs “sludge blood” and reverses “sticky blood”.
    • Boosts the oxygenation of your blood.
    • Eases inflammation and soothes arthritis pain.
    • Protects the body from oxidative stress.
    • Prevents kidney stones and protects the body from oxalates in coffee and tea.
    • Alkalizes the body, helping to balance overly acidic dietary habits.
    • Cures ulcers, IBS, Crohn’s disease and other digestive disorders.
    • Reduces high blood pressure natural, by treating the cause, not just the symptoms.
    • Nourishes the body with minerals, vitamins, enzymes and glyconutrients.
    • Accelerates healing from physical burns and radiation burns.
    • Replaces dozens of first aid products, makes bandages and antibacterial sprays obsolete.
    • Halts colon cancer, heals the intestines and lubricates the digestive tract.
    • Ends constipation.
    • Stabilizes blood sugar and reduces triglycerides in diabetics.
    • Prevents and treats candida infections.
    • Protects the kidneys from disease.
    • Functions as nature’s own “sports drink” for electrolyte balance, making common sports drinks obsolete.
    • Boosts cardiovascular performance and physical endurance.
    • Speeds recovery from injury or physical exertion.
    • Hydrates the skin, accelerates skin repair.

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/021858.html#ixzz1JNw4jc88
    Only one??? Having all this components?

    Water
    • 20 minerals
    • 12 vitamins
    • 18 amino acids
    • 200 active plant compounds (phytonutrients), including:
    • Enzymes
    • Triterpenes (a phytonutrient that lowers blood sugar)
    • Glyconutrients & glycoproteins
    • Polysaccharides, including:
    • Acemannan, mannose-6-phosphate polymannans
    • Phenolic glycosides, including:
    • Dihydrocoumarins

    • ANSWER:
      it does work well on burns and skin irritation.
      the old ones used to have one growing in a pot on the kitchen window sill and use it whenever someone got burned. In fact my mother in law called it a burn plant and I never knew it was an aloe for years.
      AS to all the other stuff, I have my doubts.
      That other stuff sounds more like those wagon snake oil salesmen of the old west. Selling colored water “elixir” that supposedly cured everything.
      The one about “making sports drinks obsolete” is hilarious. Eating a banana and drinking a glass of water does the same thing….
      There is no way aloe gel can make bandages obsolete. IT does not morph into a bandage that will cover a wound. The gel inside the leaves is like snot and your skin absorbs it right away and leaves the injury open to dirt so that one isn’t true either.

  29. QUESTION:
    how do i get over depression after abortion?
    im 16 and my boyfriend is 17..we have been together for over a year now and we are very close. a couple of weeks ago i found out that i was pregnant after our first time having sex…we both knew that we didnt have the money or werent ready for a baby…
    so we told our parents and they said we should have an abortion.
    so i did…and now im feeling like i made a mistake…and im feeling all alone in my depression..
    my boyfriend is one of those ppl who block all the bad stff out with something good n dnt really face it…he trys to just let it go and not deal with it…well im one of those ppl that show my feelings and i like to talk about how i feel
    well he doesnt understand…
    i try to talk to him and all he can talk about is how we did it for a good reason and we cant handle a baby anyways right now…
    but i just want him to understand how i feel
    im hurt alot because that was my first child ever…and eventhough i went through a lot during the pregnancy i still loved her/him
    i was 6weeks and 2 days and i know thats not long but i just really cant help but to think “what if” you know?
    its like the more i try to drive it out of my head the more it comes in…even though she/he wasnt anything but the size of a kidney bean i still feel attached to it and now i feel like…”what have i done??”
    i know depression is normal after abortion but it makes it even harder having a younger sister who is pregnant and is about to have her baby…its hard because i cant look at her stomach without crying or feeling sad, mad, hurt, or envyous…i know it would be hard to take care of a baby but i just know that we would get through it and be so happy…im not saying that i want a baby or anything but i had one inside of me and you just simply cant help but think what if she was still in me…where is he or she now? what would they have been? would they have been somebody who would change the world? would they find a cure for a disease or would they touch a life…you cant help but think…but i just dont know what to do…
    last night i stayed up all night crying and it hurt so bad emotionally that it hurt physically too…
    is all of this normal or am i taking it WAYYYYY too far as my boyfriend says??
    i really need someone to talk to that has went through this…plz respond if you have..
    i did..i named her Capri Elizabeth
    i have the ultrasound before the abortion and everything…

    is it wrong to go to sleep at night and play with her in my dreams…
    is it physco..i feel that way..but is it…
    it makes me so happy to just be around what possibly is her..she so beautiful…but its a lot harder seeing my sister almost having her baby and having someone to love you no matter what…and someone who wont judge you(the baby)..but is that bad that i dream of playing with her and i feel that she is with me and eventhough she didnt get born i still feel like she is with me..its like a peace i have at times….idk..its a long story…
    sorry to keep adding…but i named her after this song by colbie cailatt..its called capri and i think of it all the time…sing it in my head and look at the ultrasound…if you want to listen to it…its a beautiful song…

    • ANSWER:
      I have not been through this but i felt the need to respond. You need to seek out help to sort through your feelings and find a way to get past this. You cannot really expect your boyfriend to fully understand how you are feeling as men take things differently then women and also never experience the feeling of being pregnant, there is also the age factor here. He is young as you are and you are facing adult feelings so it can be hard to sort through. You need some outside help so talk to your parents or someone you trust about helping you find that help. You cannot change anything at this point you now have to find a way to deal with what has happened and live with your choices. It seems to me that you made the choice based on your situation and current life and to be honest you probably made the right choice for your future and what not but you are going to at times question your decision and question the what if’s but at the end of the day nothing can be changed and you have a lot of life left to live so find a way to live it and learn from what you have been through because it is a part of your past now. Do not let it ruin your future and what you can become and give to society. Give yourself time to heal.
      Wishing you all the best

  30. QUESTION:
    Impact of stem cells and timeframe?
    Reading the following paragraph I truly appreciate the research and development of stem cells. But how long do you think it will be before some of the things mentioned are realized and made available to the masses? 5… 10-20 or 40 years off?

    To appreciate the potential importance of stem cell therapy, consider the following applications in the treatment of human disease: the use of stem cell therapy to repair damaged spinal cords; cure Crohn’s disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s; re-grow arteries around a blockage; re-grow limbs; replace failed kidneys and hearts; cure diabetes by replacing non-functional cells in the pancreas; restore vision and hearing; treat leukemia and lymphoma that are non-responsive to normal therapy; and treat brain cancer. These are merely a few of the potential applications of this phenomenal science. In fact most of the treatments listed above have already been studied, and with promising results.
    Maybe the way I asked the question sounded crazy… I thought people would be a little more excited about the subject, lol~

    • ANSWER:
      This is a really exciting field! Personalized medicine is probably the future of health care.

      Unfortunetly we are really only starting to understand the regulatory process that impart stem cells with their unique attributes.

      As with any research advancement it takes a long time to make it to the clinic. However many years the research takes, plus extensive clincial testing phases up to 10 years. The FDA will be slow to approve any such treatments or genetic engineering. And this is per treatment. It will be probably be decades before the technology is widespread enough to consider it part of normal medicine.

      Embryonic stem cells will probably have little to offer in clincial terms, but they were be vital for research/academic understanding that may lead to clincal applications. What I mean is, embyronic stem cells are important for our understanding but they are just overkill for treatment of a disease. Adult stem cells can do all the things we require for disease treatment and have less risk because they are limited to specific types of tissue.

      Once we understand the molecular regulation of stem cells, we may not even directly use any kind of stem cell in our future treatments. We may be able to target drugs to induce our bodies stem cells to do their jobs better! Also, genetic engineering will probably be more succesful at treating diseases like muscular dystrophy or parkinsons than stem cell therapy. Each of these diseases have completely different causes and the idea of stem cell therapy simply can’t do all of what it is promising. While I don’t think stem cells will be sucessful at treating many of these diseases, they are important to study, and may be applied to the regrowth of lost limbs or other such healing type situations.

      My guess is that we will probably have no gains for maybe 20-30 years until there is a fundamental breakthrough in our understanding, then there will be an explosion of new therapies in the following decade.

  31. QUESTION:
    Can you help me improve my essay so I don’t fail English?
    Helen is in the hospital sitting next to her ill little boy, who looks like he is closer to death every single day. He is suffering from kidney cancer and he doesn’t have much time. The chemo and transplants aren’t helping the little boy get back to health anymore. The doctors say there is one more solution; stem cell research. Since the government banned stem cell research because some people think it is immortal. Is it immortal to save the young boy’s life? Why are we banning something that can save lives? Miller believes that advancements in science can lead to a destructive future. However, science can improve the quality of education, health, and life in general.

    In today’s world, education is vital to survive in modern society. In the past, education was very scarce, and generally the wealthy would have access to learning. Nowadays, education can be found everywhere since the invention of the internet, which is also a very good resource for knowledge. Krissy Lee who wrote the article An Easy Access to Knowledge and Education states, “The existence of Internet provides an easy access to knowledge and education all over the world for people of all age groups.” Internet has made to possible to put and gain information for the public. Some people might say that we cannot properly function our lives without the internet. The internet will have major influences towards education in the future, as science advances routinely.

    Science has been an enormous factor in health in the medical world. Science has contributed to may cures and treatments to diseases and disorders. There are still more incurable diseases and disorder that science can find the answer to. For instances, Kurtni Manson explained in his article Controversial Advancements in Stem Cell Research said, “ These stem cells would provide the means to conduct research to potentially develop cures for devastating diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.” Science has the ability to save people lives from deadly illness and painful heart breaking deaths. Advancements in the medical field can improve the way people live and change the way society view’s life.

    Life would be challenging without the expansions of science and technology. One of the main goals for science is to make the quality of living better, and has science have achieved beyond this goal. Imagined today’s world without the inventions of the computer, car, telephone, toilets, and etc, life would be unrealistic. In the book Frankenstein, Victor was reading the volumes of work by Cornulius Agroppa and was inspired of his theories in science that his father thought was ridiculous. “I opened it with apathy; the theory which he attempts to demonstrate and the wonderful facts which he relates soon changed…” These inventions were once ideas that people thought would be impossible to create, now used in everyday life. Science improvements have change how the world lives for generations and generations that will come in the future.

    Science has change the way we look at education, health, and life in general in a positive manner. There are some consequences in science but the benefits outweigh the concerns. Manson mentions in his article, “But to turn back now, researcher say, would be tantamount to turning our backs on a bright, sustaining light because we are terrified of the shadows it creates.” Science cannot please everyone but it can solve the world’s most complicated obstacles. Society needs to comprehend that science evolvement is uncontrollable. Society’s stubbornness towards stem cell research will negatively affected Helens life by erasing her son’s existence from hers.

    • ANSWER:
      Your scientific and moral facts are a bit off.

      Pro-Life advocates (like Catholics) believe that life is a sacred gift from God and needs to be treated with all human dignity from the moment of conception to the point of natural death.

      For this reason, the destruction of living human embryos to harvest embryonic stem cells is immoral.
      • The end never justifies the means
      • A moral good can never come from a moral evil

      Here are just a few of the common myths about Stem Cell Research:

      Myth: Stem cells can only come from embryos.

      Truth: Stem cells can be taken from:
      • Umbilical cords
      • The placenta
      • Amniotic fluid
      • Adult tissues and organs including bone marrow, fat from liposuction, regions of the nose and even dead bodies up to 20 hours after death

      Myth: The Catholic Church is against stem cell research.

      Truth: The Catholic Church approves three of the four types of stem cell research:
      • Against Embryonic stem cells
      • For Embryonic germ cells (from miscarriages)
      • For Umbilical cord stem cells
      • For Adult stem cells

      Myth: Embryonic stem cell research has the greatest promise

      Fact: Up to now, no human being has ever been cured of a disease using embryonic stem cells. Adult stem cells, on the other hand, have already cured thousands. There is the example of the use of bone marrow cells from the hipbone to repair scar tissue on the heart after heart attacks. Research using adult cells is 20-30 years ahead of embryonic stem cells and holds greater promise.

      Based on the “The Ten Great Myths in the Debate Over Stem Cell Research” by Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D. http://www.ncbcenter.org/10Myths.pdf

      Adult stem cells are currently used for the medical treatment of:
      • Anemias
      • Cancers (multiple types)
      • Child Leukemias
      • Cornea Regeneration
      • Crohn´s Disease
      • Diabetes, Type I
      • Heart Disease, Acute & Chronic
      • Krabbe Leukodystrophy
      • Liver Cirrhosis
      • Lupus
      • Lymphomas
      • Myelomas
      • Multiple Sclerosis
      • Paralysis
      • Osteopetrosis
      • Parkinson´s Disease
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Syndrome
      • Sickle Cell Anemia
      • Spinal Cord Injury
      • Stroke
      • Systemic Vasculitis
      • and more

      For more information, see the National Catholic Bioethics Center’s resources on stem cell research: http://www.ncbcenter.org/stemcell.asp
      And:

      http://stemcellcures.org/

      http://www.stemcellresearch.org/

      Here is “Instruction Dignitas Personae on Certain Bioethical Questions” that Pope Benedict XVI gave to President Obama: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20081208_dignitas-personae_en.html

      With love in Christ.

  32. QUESTION:
    Is there anyone here who’s got tuberous sclerosis and born in the 60′s? How do you cope?
    I’ve had this disease since I was 13 months old and no info came through for me till I was 26 and I lost my left kidney. It may be the mildest form in me but it’s still been a complete heartless bully to me. Then again, I think of my friend who’s battling lupus SLE and I think to myself I am lucky. I pray for her to get cured first and THEN tend to me but still there’s got to be things I can do hopefully without meds that can help me. I’m open to all suggestions. I bring up born in the 60′s cause I was born then and all they had was a name for the condition. I’m looking for updates for a condition that to me doesn’t exist. Help.

    • ANSWER:
      I’m really sorry to hear that, but you know the answer already and it would be cruel to give you false hope. They are doing reseach all the time and you never know. But that’s what everyone has told you already. You are right, it’s complete heartless bully. But you are standing up to the bully and haven’t given into it, you have battled it every step of the way.

      You said you have a mild form of the disease. But from your post I don’t think you are giving yourself enough credit. You have fought the disease and refused to give in. I think you are the answer. You are the reason that has slowed it down and even made it back up.

      You have things you can still do and and you enjoy life as much as possible.

      People don’t know how rare your courage is, you are a rare and beautiful person and even one of the meanest bullies of diseases couldn’t take that away from you. God Bless

  33. QUESTION:
    I am a type 1 diabetic. How can I volunteer for diabetic research?
    I’m only 32, I’m not overweight, I have been a diabetic since age 3 and now I am experiencing some side effects of my condition. Retinopathy, mild kidney failure, neuropathy, E.D., etc. I would do anything to get rid of this disease, so i can have a normal life. I know there is a lot of experimental research looking for a cure. I WANT TO VOLUNTEER! lol I hope someone can give me some info. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Check with the American Diabetes Association for info about clinical studies as well as the Joslin Center as well as check with Medical Schools in your State.

  34. QUESTION:
    What would you do, if you were in this situation?
    I have a little Chihuahua named Zoe! She has Liver Disease! She is up to 3.3 pounds from 2.9 pounds, 1 month ago. Yesterday, she had more bloodwork done, to see if her Liver Enzyme Levels have come down at all. This morning the vet called and said, that her Liver Enzyme Levels, are still way off the charts, and her Kidney Levels are also a little high. He says he cannot treat her, until he does a Biopsy, to see exactly what is causing the Liver Disease. He said that even if she does survive the surgery, that he cannot guarantee 100%, that the treatment would keep her alive, but then again, it may be the solution. Toxicity, which he originally thought may be the cause, is Not and has been ruled out. The vet is actually surprised, because she is doing so well now and thought, her levels would have come way down by now! He actually said he was surprised that the levels have not come down. She is very active, happy, eating, drinking, gaining weight and according to the vet, she is Not in any pain! She’s like a little Energizer Bunny! She keeps going and going and you can tell, that she is fighting like crazy, to stay alive. I swear, if I didn’t know she was so sick, I would have never suspected she was sick, by the way she is acting now. She is going back in two weeks for more bloodwork, to see if the levels have come down at all and if they haven’t, I have to make the decision, of either taking the risk of opening her up and having him do a Biopsy of her Liver, and possibly losing her on the Operating Table, or letting her live the rest of her life the way she is, until she can’t fight anymore and I would have no choice but to put her down. The vet cannot estimate how long she would have, if I don’t do the Biopsy! The vet said that for her size the surgery would be very risky, but if she was his dog, that he would still take that risk. He also has two very tiny Chihuahuas, and one is the same size as Zoe. He has been a vet, for over 40 years! If I don’t take the risk, then there is not much more that he can do for her and it would just be a matter of time, before I lose her. A biopsy, would tell him exactly what is going on, and he can begin treatment, with No guarantees, that she would survive in the long run! I already lost Gigi, who was one of my other Chihuahuas to Liver Disease, and I don’t want to lose Zoe too. I want to do whatever it takes, to get Zoe cured, of this Terrible Disease or at least get her out of the woods! If you were in my position, would you take the risk of opening her up and having a Biopsy done, without any guarantees of survival or would you just let her live the rest of her life happy, until she can’t fight the Liver Disease anymore and she would have to be put down? She is only 1 year old and I want to give her every chance that I can! Has anyone here ever been in this situation before and had a Liver Biopsy done on your dog? What were the results? Money to me, is no object, when it comes to my dogs, but I was just wondering, for you that have had this done with your dog, what did you have to pay for the Biopsy? I was so shocked by the news this morning, that I forgot to ask! Like I said, I will do anything it takes, and pay whatever is asked for Zoe, if I think that she has a chance at living a normal life. What I don’t want, is for her to suffer anymore that she has already, because she’s been fighting this disease, for quite a long time. What would you do, if she was your dog? That’s Gigi and Zoe, in my Avatar!
    Lexi! That’s nice for you, but that does not answer my question!
    Gixxie! I never give any of my dogs, table scraps! I am feeding all of them Canidae All Life Stages, and they do just fine on that, without table scraps.
    I just wanted to add, Zoe was seeing a different vet now.This is the second vet I’ve taken her too. He has dealt with a lot of Chihuahua cases, has a lot of experience with the Chihuahua breed and has 40 years experience. He also has Chihuahuas of his own, that are Zoe’s size, and has come highly recommended by a lot of people I know, that also have him as a vet.
    PLS! Zoe has had every blood test you could possibly imagine and does not have Heartworm, so she isn’t on a Heartworm preventative medicine. I discussed that with my vet already, and he says she doesn’t need it! I’m sure that if the vet had seen that as a problem, we would have already taken care of it.
    I just wanted to add a picture of Zoe, so you can all see what she looks like!http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk159/ChihuahuaMommy_photos/My%20Little%20Cuties/OurLittleCuties159.jpg
    She’s such a little sweetheart, and I hate the thought, of losing her!

    • ANSWER:
      After reading your question, it looks like in your heart you know the biopsy has to be done. Even though it is risky, you want to do what ever you can to save her. And by not doing anything, you know she will die. I would take the risk and have the biopsy done. That way you will know what is wrong with her and can get her some treatment, even if it’s not guaranteed. You say you will do anything for her, so do the biopsy. It’s better then doing nothing and waiting for her to die. Sorry about your situation, and I wish you the best of luck with little Zoe!

  35. QUESTION:
    How can I overcome the death of my kitten? I can’t live without him.?
    my kitten of 2 months was diagnosed with kidney failure and on top of that, the vet suspected a dry FIP. which is a disease that has no cure and wouldn’t have let my kitten live more than 2 months since it started. i had already taken him to the vet before for an upper respiratory infection and he nearly died but he survived. i was so happy knowing that he was still alive. then he got sick again and that’s when they gave me those diagnosis and we had to euthanize him. i can’t bear it. i can’t stand remembering how i handed the vet my kitten knowing they would kill him. i can’t stand remembering how my kitten was holding tight to me even when he could barely move. i can’t stand all the memories i have of him, waking up to his face, watching him play around, falling asleep next to me, every single thing he ever did. i still have to pay over 0 for all the treatment, and he’s not even here with me anymore. i would do ANYTHING to be able to hold him. the worst part is that any picture or memory of him triggers me to feel like this. like i don’t want to live anymore. i don’t want to live another day without him. i miss him so much, it’s not fair that he had to die. i want him next to me. here. but that’s NEVER going to happen, and that’s what hurts the most. i miss him so much, i just want to be where he is…i can’t stop crying…
    I had him for around a month, and i’m the first to be surprised at how much i love him. I interacted with him more than anyone in my entire family. And i do have another kitten, but she’s not like him AT ALL. She hates being touched and held. And my kitten that died loved to fall asleep in my arms and get belly kisses and he loved being held.
    we got him from a friend that was going to abandon him and his brothers in a faraway field and i really thought that we were the ones saving him, when really he died being with us. and i don’t see him in a better place, because he never even got to live his life…

    • ANSWER:
      Oh, sweetie, I’m so sorry about your kitten. Sometimes there’s nothing the vet can do. If it’s any comfort, I’ve owned and fostered cats all my life, and I’ve lost a few. I know it hurts and it feels like it will never stop hurting, but I promise your heart will mend.

      Perhaps you should think about getting a new kitty. Not right now if you don’t like the idea of replacing your darling baby just yet, but in time. Honor the memory of your first kitten by giving your love to a homeless cat or kitten that desperately needs it. You’ll never forget about the kitten that died, but you’ll be able to do something positive in his memory and that helps so much.

  36. QUESTION:
    How To Keep From Feeling Despair Over Possible Terminal Illness?
    Pardon how long this is, perhaps I need to just VENT. But, there is a question in here somewhere…. (see end for questions…..)
    In early June, I developed a very rare disease known as HS Purpura. Before this, I had been a healthy, active, 32 year old male with no known health problems. I worked full time as a nurse, I own my own home, I was independent in every way and loving life.
    The Purpura is a rare disease, it typically only affects children, and generally is cured without treatment in a matter of a week or two. As with one out of 100 cases of HSP, mine is severe – even rarer, the disease spread to my kidneys, and I’m now in kidney failure. I receive dialysis three days a week, I’m taking immunosuppressant drugs, as well as multiple other meds due to the HSP and kidney failure, as well as anti-anxiety meds because I’ve been having severe panic attacks, brought on as a side affect one of the meds.
    Over the course of my illness, I’ve become despondent. I have no hope for the future. I see no happiness ahead for me. Every waking minute has become an agonizing sorrowful burden. Due to weakness, pain, and edema, I spend most of my time in bed. As someone who formerly went to the gym to work out every day of the week, I now am exhausted just by walking 20 feet. I have no appetite at all, the thought of eating anything makes me nauseated. Because of the kidney failure and dialysis, I am encouraged to keep my fluid intake below 1500cc per day – I find it difficult to drink more than 1000cc. Despite hardly eating, I’ve gained 50 lbs of water weight in the last 50 days. I have nightmares every night, and I rarely get more than 3 or 4 hours of sleep per night.
    The doctors have little hope of saving my kidneys, and still aren’t sure if the medicines are going to cure my Purpura permanently. Even if everything works out for the best, it’ll probably take a year for me to get back to my old self again.
    And, in the meantime, I feel like my whole life is crumbling around me, and because of the disease, I’m helpless/have no control over anything. I am NOT suicidal, but I just wish I could either get back to life the way it was before, or just die NOW. I don’t want to go on for the next 6 months or a year, suffering as I am, only to die in the end anyway. And my doctors, it seems, are clueless. I have some of the best doctors on the East Coast of the USA, yet they tell me, “There is little literature on your disease, and any and all treatments that we do are experimental.” They tell me to pray. You know that when a scientific mind is telling you to pray, the outcome generally isn’t percieved as being a good one.
    Because of my illness, I can’t work. I’ve taken an FMLA from my job as a nurse, but that only lasts until September…and then, what? I have no income coming in. I’ve had to move back in with my “baby boomer” parents, and it’s evident that my poor health is taking a toll on them already. I do have some savings, but with hospital bills, and household bills, and medical bills, and car insurance, and student loans, and mortgage payments, etc, etc, I’m afraid I’m going to lose everything that I’m so proud to have achieved over the last year before I got sick. I bought my first house at the beginning of this year, and I barely lived in it for 2 months before I got sick. After spending a month in the hospital, I’m now, as I said before, living with my parents and dependent on them for everything.
    How do other people with (possible) terminal illnesses keep from being despondent about their illnesses? How can I stop feeling so helpless? How can I create optimism in my life? How do I deal with the NOT knowing if I’m going to live or die? How do I find hope and faith again?

    • ANSWER:
      I am so sorry to hear about all you are going through…You are probably tired of getting advice but maybe you should seek 2nd, 3rd, 4th opinions from other doctors. Ask how many cases of purpura in adults they have treated. Also consult a holistic health doctor, they can give you advice on how things like your diet can contribute or hinder the healing process. Anti inflammatory foods come to mind, since what you have is an inflammation of the blood vessels. These include: Kelp, Salmon, Cinammon, Turmeric, sweet potatos, shiitake mushrooms, blueberries, green tea, papaya, olive oil and broccoli.

      Aside from medical advice (which you didn’t ask for, sorry)….You asked,
      How do other people with (possible) terminal illnesses keep from being despondent about their illnesses?
      You are dealing with an unexpected change in your identity and maybe you feel like you can’t trust the world anymore, everything you knew changed so dramatically in a short period of time. They is very traumatic. It’s normal to feel depressed/despondent. To overcome it you have to accept your situation. You have to accept that you live with your parents, that you can’t do the things you used to, in short, that you are now in poor health. If you accept it, you can begin to find optimism by looking at what you HAVE (loving parents, a place to live). Find hope in small successes (if you have a day where you eat and drink enough, which you said is hard for you, be proud of yourself and treat it as a successful event).
      You asked: How can I stop feeling so helpless?
      Take control of what you CAN. Keep your Dr. appts. Follow their instructions, etc. Just do whatever you can for yourself, even if that just means eating right or resting when you need to. With how sick you are right now, doing these things (I think) is just as admirable as buying your own house. Why? Because in either situation you are taking responsibility for yourself.

      We are all going to die. I might die in a car accident on my way home tonight. It doesn’t mean that what I do between then and now isn’t worth doing. Believe that you will get well and do what you can to get yourself there. Enjoy what you have now and accept your situation. It might be hard to believe it right now but it can be worse and it is worse for some people. The time you have, whether it’s a few years or decades, is YOURS. It is your time.

      Your life is beautiful. I know it’s not what you expected. I hope you will get better! I wish all the best for you.

  37. QUESTION:
    I have had an ongoing infection (staff) and others for 3 yrs. Dr. says I will have to live with it.?
    I had stomach surgery 3 times each time hight staff my white blood count at first was33,000. I now am dealing with an infection in my kidneys which they can not cure. I have always been healthy and now I am going to hell in a handbox. Can some one help, how about an infectious disease Dr.?

    • ANSWER:
      YOU WERE BORN HEALTHY.. YOUR GONNA DIE HEALTHY !! don’t give up !! I am with you 100% !! anything is possible .. just eat and do everything right !!

  38. QUESTION:
    I have a Effective Herbal Products for your health. But I don’t know how to sell it online. Any idea?
    1 Aarogya (good health) Herbal Tea

    Most of the clients have benefited economically and health-wise also by being involved in income plan and using Aarogya Herbal Tea made by mixing various plants having high medicinal value like Tulasi, Lemon grass, Dandelion, Rose merry and Chamomile .

    ADVANTAGES OF AAROGYA HERBAL TEA:

    a) Prevents from Gastric, Ulcer and Cancer.
    b) Prevents from Hypertension, Constipation and Jaundice.
    c) Does not allow Colitis deposit in kidney and gall bladder.
    d) Prevents from joint pains.
    e) Prevents from diseases related to liver and heart.
    f) Helps Asthma patients.
    g) Prevents diabetes. Helps cure diabetic patients.
    h) Helps in hay fever and cough and cold.
    i) Increases appetite, cleans blood and helps people suffering from piles.
    j) Helps people having Uric Acid, Gout and Arthritis.
    k) Regulates menstruation.

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    1. Since it is produced from pure herbs, it has no side effect whatsoever.

    2. It is a proper nutritional food for all (babies, youths, women and old people)

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    4. It gives energy and is good for health.

    5. It regenerates semen.

    6. It is a boon for sexually impotent persons.

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    10. It prevents from old aging or being old.

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    In the process of producing and providing various products made from herbs, this company has presented below a new product called Crystal Shaktipras which is good for health and rejuvenating energy made by mixing up 40 different kinds important herbs including Yarchagumba (aphrodisiac). We have the belief that you will use this also and gain energy and be healthy.

    ADVANTAGES OF CRYSTAL SHAKTIPRAS

    1. Since it is produced from pure herbs, it has no side effect whatsoever.

    2. It is a proper nutritional food for all (babies, youths, women and old people)

    3. It relives or removes weaknesses.

    4. It gives energy and is good for health.

    5. It regenerates semen.

    6. It is a boon for sexually impotent persons.

    7. It prevents from being aborted once conceived.

    8. It is appropriate for Anemia.

    9. It helps bones to get strong and increases intelligence.

    10. It prevents from old aging or being old.

    • ANSWER:
      ADVERTISE MORE LIKE THE QUESTION YOU HAVE SUBMITTED IN GROCERY CHAINS OR THE MALL

  39. QUESTION:
    Essay Due Tommorow !!! I NEED HELP !!?
    heres the essay.. its really long but the teacher said i have another chance to make it better or else i fail !! its a persuasive essay but i need a conclusion and can u give me ideas if i missed any? PLEASEEEEE
    Before drinking a glass of alcohol have you ever told yourself that nothing can possibly go wrong with just one drink? Your answer is probably a yes. Alcohol is the number one drug of choice for teenagers. Most kids don’t realize how drinking of alcohol can affect them. 1 drink can lead to many others, and maybe even addiction. Alcohol has many affects to your life and body. For example, it can cause you to drink and drive, get diseases, and maybe even get in trouble with the law. The consequences may lead you to a disastrous future.
    One of the consequences for drinking is drinking and driving, which can lead to a life threatening accident. Many teenagers and adults don’t keep track of how much alcohol they consume, or how long it will take to were off. Many people make regretful choices when they are drunk. Studies show that about one in five drivers under the age 21 reported driving under the influence of alcohol. Alcohol loosens your inhabitations; you will most likely start to see double, it causes a slur in your speech, and you lose your sense of distance. As a result, many people get in accidents because they cannot concentrate on the road and it gets hard for them to follow or even see the street lights. In addition, when you are driving drunk you are not only causing harm to yourself but others on the road as well.
    Another consequence for drinking is the chance of getting a disease. Drinking alcohol is not only dangerous for the few hours that you are drunk but alcohol can do long term damage to your body. By drinking too much alcohol on a regular basis many people can get diseases that are easy to get but really hard to cure. For example, alcohol can have far-reaching effects on different parts of the brain and muscles, with symptoms of memory loss, in coordination, seizures, weakness, and sensory deficits. Also, if an individual consumes too much alcohol, and the liver cannot break it down, that person will probably gets alcohol poisoning which many people die from. Becoming aware of the diseases that alcohol causes makes you think before you drink.
    Alcoholism is a problem that many people have to deal with.
    Alcoholism has effected people for a long time, but more recently been addressed as a physical problem as well as a mental.
    Alcoholism is chronic illness characterized by the regular consumption of alcohol to a degree that interferes with physical or mental health, or with normal social or occupational behavior. A widespread health problem, it produces both physical and psychological addiction. Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant that reduces anxiety, inhibition, and feelings of guilt; lowers alertness so it will cause you to react differently towards a situation for example.. Walking around naked in the middle of a street while drink you wouldn’t think about the consequences. Alcohol can severely damage your heart, brain, esophagus, joints and muscles, liver, kidney and the list can go on and on.
    Most families have problems with one of their family members drinking and such, drinking can seriously damage your relationship with your loved ones, as drinking alcohol effects the way you think and lets you do things you don’t really mean to do.
    Another problem about drinking alcohol is addiction which can lead to debts, as you waste money on alcohol on a daily basis you will realize that the money you are using to get alcohol is hindering your life goals, also when addiction level is reached you will surely want more and do whatever it takes to get more alcohol, so either steal the money or taking loans from people which will almost certainly lead to debts. Your life will crumble little by little as you drink.
    Alcohol is a drug, and it is the drug most abused by teens. Many kids have their first drink at an early age, as young as 10 or 11 or even younger. It’s easy for kids to get the wrong message about alcohol. They might see their parents drink, or watch TV commercials that make drinking look like a lot of fun. You might see people drinking and watching sports together or having a big party. So most likely when you see a parent whatsoever drinking around his/her child, you should easily know that the child will when they grow up will drink too because they see the parent drinking, so they interpret that its okay to drink. The major factor is that you’re not only destroying your life, your harming yours along with many people you love and care about.
    Some mothers drink while they are pregnant, there are many illnesses that might occur to the infant in that case. If you drink heavily when your pregnant your child will run the risk of developing many behavioral problems. Teens whose mothers drank while they were pregnant are more likely to abuse alcohol

    • ANSWER:
      In your conclusion be sure to restate your thesis and reinstate your subtopics in a way which does not sound repetitive. You have a lot of good points in your conclusion make your argument sound out.

  40. QUESTION:
    Can a person with Diabetes live a “normal” adult life?
    I’m 17 and I have had Diabetes since I was 9 months old so you think I would know all there is to know about this disease by now but I don’t.

    I just want to know if a person can live a normal single life with diabetes. Like partying, consuming alcohol, sex, etc, etc. These are things I’m not so comfortable asking my parents about haha.

    Also, are a couple high numbers here and there okay? I’ve grown up knowing never to have high numbers but I mean, it’s inevitable that I’m going to get high numbers sometimes right? But a couple highs isn’t going to cause kidney failure is it? How long do diabetics usually live?

    I know I should probably know this already but like I said before, I’ve had this my whole life so I don’t know what it’s like not having to get up at a certain time every morning, needing to eat breakfast everyday, being able to eat whatever I want. I basically have just been taking it day by day, not asking any questions and just doing what I’m supposed to do. Hoping someday someone will figure out a cure or something.

    Anyways, any help to these common sense questions would be really appreciated :)
    I have Type 1 Diabetes so medicine for Type 2 won’t work for me.

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve been diagnosed Type 2 for about 10 years now. I live just about the same as I did before, except I have to get regular exercise (never did before) and of course I have to be careful what I eat. Sometimes my toes tingle just a bit. Sometimes I feel weak and ‘old’ when I get up in the morning (but it quickly passes). It doesn’t interfere with ANYTHING else I do, except that now I can go on 5k hikes with my friends because I walk that far almost every night now.

      There’s an old saying that the way to live a long, healthy life is to get a life-threatening disease and take good care of it. All your life you will get blood tests and regular doctor care to make sure nothing bad is going on with you. There are the very real risks of blindness, kidney failure, amputation, and other very nasty things, but you can minimize these risks by taking care of your self, monitoring your blood sugar, eating right, taking your meds, etc. etc. It’s mostly up to YOU. You can still get these ‘complications’ even if you do take care of yourself, but it’s much more rare. Also something like 1/3 of diabetics die of heart problems, so watch your blood pressure, etc.

      My sweetie had kidney failure, was on dialysis for four years, and got a transplant. She wasn’t diabetic, she had a congenital defect (meaning she was born with it). But I hung out at the dialysis center with her and most of the patients there were diabetics. So when I was diagnosed with the disease I was really shocked, I didn’t know how to handle it. I told my friends about it, and the people I deal with all the time in my work, and I was surprised to find that many of them were diabetic too. There are a LOT of us, in fact something like 1 in 15 people in the US over the age of 40 are diabetic, whether they know it or not.

      You do have to be careful with alcohol. I find I can’t drink as much as I used to. If I have more than one or two drinks it makes me sick for as long as a few days. I was never a big drinker anyway. I still enjoy ‘partying’ (I mean just being with friends, listening to music, having dinner together, stuff like that). I just have to watch what I eat. It’s not like I can’t have any carbohydrates at all, just I have to treat them with respect. (Well, you know what I’m talking about.)

      My dr. insists that the occasional high won’t hurt me. It does bother me when I test and I’m like 175. But my A1C is good, and he says that’s what matters, not some instantaneous BG reading.

      Also consider that you’re still pretty young. In your lifetime there will be many advances in medical technology!

  41. QUESTION:
    Hyperthyroidism and sonogram (for professional or someone who experienced it)?
    I have recently been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and is now taking medications for it. I also have medicines for my rapid heart rate/HBP. However, I do not feel any discomfort with my body. But I have some questions concerning this problem:

    1. Is hyperthyroidism a common health issue, and what age group is most common for it? (I’m 22)

    2. Is it difficult to cure it? What are the death rates for it?

    3. Is it preventable or is it one of those diseases that suddenly “attacks”? (I understand it has to do with the thyroid hormones, but I want to know if something could have been done or not done that could have prevented from it to happen.)

    4. What are the procedures for a abdominal ultrasound? How long does it take? (I have an appointment tomorrow for this. It is to check if anything is wrong with my kidney since I was told hyperthyroidism can lead to kidney problems.)

    I hope someone professional or those who has/had the same experience can help me with this. I’m really scared/nervous right now. I’m afraid there might be some problem with my kidney as well. I don’t have much problem to take medication for the rest of my life if it is necessary, but I’m scared that it could lead to surgery for me.
    Also, what does seafood have to do with hyperthyroidism? (I was told I can’t eat seafood anymore, as well as anything with caffeine. I only know the reason for caffeine.)

    Anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      1. Hyperthyroidism is more common in women than in men and generally starts in your early twenties to early fifties. About 1 out of 100 women are diagnosed annually, and around 1% of all Americans are afflicted with it.
      2. Current death rates for hyperthyroidism are rare due to numerous treatment options. Beta-blockers (the drugs used to treat high blood pressure) can be used to combat the symptoms produced by the condition, but they only treat the symptoms and are generally used for fast relief. Treatment of the condition itself includes: radioiodine treatment (the use of a radioactive isotope to combat a hyperactive thyroid….considered very safe and has been used for the past 50 years), the use of anti-thyroid drugs such as Tapazole (which is used to slowly combat the problem and is not generally prescribed as a treatment by itself), and surgery (which is no longer the primary treatment because of the success rate of radioactive iodine treatment).
      3. Hyperthyroidism is actually a condition and not a disease (it can be CAUSED by a disease and such a diagnosis is up to your doctor). The cause of hyperthyroidism can sometimes be caused by a lack of iodine in your diet, but honestly I can’t tell you what caused your hyperthyroidism and to guess would only come up with shoddy guesswork that has no scientific basis without testing. Your doctor can direct you on the cause of your hyperthyroidism, but rest assured that most likely that you are not at fault for this condition. I will provide you with websites containing information on this so you can look at the causes for yourself.
      4. I can’t answer because I have no idea, sorry.

      The reason why seafood is not recommended to consume is because it is very rich in iodine. Your endocrinologist should be able to answer questions about food rich in iodine and why it is unsafe to eat. I hope this information was beneficial to you, and I wish you well.

  42. QUESTION:
    Looking for advice for lyme positive dog?
    I adopted a 2 year old female shi-poo yesterday. I took her to the vet today and she tested positive for lyme disease. It was a very strong positive. The vet sent me home with 3 weeks worth of doxycycline (1/3 of a pill once a day for 21 days). At the end of the visit she said we will retest in 6 months, and hopefully she will come up negative at that time.

    I read online some information on lyme disease and im pretty scared for her. I left the office feeling as though this was the cure and i had nothing to worry about. Should I get a urinalysis done to check her kidneys? Im worried because it was a very strong positive. I have no idea how long she has been lyme positive for. I called the previous owners and they were shocked and stated they never seen a tick on her.

    What should the next course of action be? I dont want to wait for her to have symptoms and have it be to late. I would like to do everything i can for her to ensure she is and will be ok.

    Any advice on what steps should be taken from here are greatly appreciated!!

    • ANSWER:
      I had great experience with the doxy for my dog when she tested positive (I treated her every month and NEVER found a tick on her and she still managed to get it).

      Honestly, I would wait until you are done with the doxy THEN ask your vet if you should run any additional tests to be on the safe side. Also, watch for symptoms of ANY other problem so you can report to your vet anything.

      I doubt additional testing will be necessary, but I would defer to your vet’s opinion AFTER the round of doxy.

  43. QUESTION:
    I know there’s a lot of std questions but i couldn’t find the right answer…?
    I’ve been having a really bad itchy and burning sensation since i had sex last Saturday. First i thought it was a kidney infection, i have bad problems with those, so i bought a shit load of cranberry juice and drink lots of water and the burning when i pee still isn’t gone. Then i came up with another scenario, maybe a yeast infection. Bad itching, clumpy discharge, but i did a three day cure kit and it didn’t do a damn thing to solve my problems but…well, help me cream my panties. I don’t have any lumps or bumps or any signs of herpes but i’m just a little unstable on my thoughts because i’ve never had anything like this happen to me and if it could be something that could make me have problems with having babies then i need to know to take care of it. I can’t really afford to go to the doctor and get checked out at the moment but there are health clinics i can go to and figure something out. I’m just wondering if anyone can really help me out and let me know what’s going on with my body and if you have this feeling down under, or have had this feeling. Symptoms again are really bad itching, at random times and sometimes a burning as well and definitely a burning when i pee, even if nothing comes out…but still no visual evidence. I would love some really useful advice. I’ve been roaming the internet for days and days and nobody has been able to set me straight, if this is an std, which one so i can prepare myself for this terrible doctors appointment. I think it’s so sad how people with diseases like the ones out there can just spread it and not give a damn about the other person…but i’ll be waiting on some responses. Thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      “I think it’s so sad how people with diseases like the ones out there can just spread it and not give a damn about the other person”

      as much as i feel for you if you have an STD, it is YOUR body and you should be making 100% sure you are protecting yourself. you really cannot blame anyone else for your own carelessness. it isn’t uncommon for men with stds to not show any symptoms, so you may be dealing with someone who doesn’t know they have anything.

      you should get yourself to the doctor as soon as possible. if this is herpes (which it sounds very possible) you should be tested while you are showing symptoms.

  44. QUESTION:
    Kidney Disease Campaign?
    Hi, I’m doing some work for a non-profit organization benefiting those living with kidney diseases and I was asked to come up with a campaign leading up to one of our big events. The campaign is to be through facebook and I’ve thought of a couple of options:

    1. We ask facebook fans to write something on their arm in support of kidney disease survivors (options for the words to be written: hope, faith, stand up)

    take a picture of the temporary tattoo and post it as their profile picture

    2. An art competition to come up with either a new logo or symbol for kidney disease. Lupus, for example, has the symbol of a purple butterfly representing a hope for a cure from the disease. Kidney diseases, as far as I am aware, do not have a similar symbol.

    I was just wondering what you thought of these ideas:

    Would you participate?
    What other words do you think could be used?
    How would you show your support for the cause?
    Any other ideas for campaigns?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    How do i know if iam elidgable for disabilty or other medical benefits?
    I have a kidney disease i was born with, its chronic inflammatory and there is no cure for it. It currently doesnt affect my day to day life but it comes with medical bills and medication that costs money. It could develop in 20 years to end stage renal failure and i have gotten turned down from a job because of this….

    • ANSWER:
      The simple answer is,if your condition does not prevent you from working,then you will not qualify for disability.

  46. QUESTION:
    My parents seem to have converted to Christianity overnight and I don’t want them to influence me!?
    Sorry for the long story…but I couldn’t help writing so much >.<...

    Me and my parents used to be very religious Buddhists! We went to the pagoda, we prayed and we even joined a Buddhist camp once. When my puberty set in my belief faded and now I would say that I’m only a Buddhist by name. The only thing I believe in is reincarnation and other than that I don’t practise anything.

    About half a year ago I discovered Islam by someone who’s Muslim and I do research about it ever since. Firstly, because the religion is fascinating and secondly, because I’m f*cking afraid of hell =P What if Islam is the true religion?

    A couple of times I considered converting but every time I’m afraid of doing that step. I’m currently am kinda stuck between God and the his non˗existence.

    So, three weeks ago my parents got to know new friends who are like very very religious Christians!!! My parents, especially my mum, are totally amazed by these people. Don’t ask me why! They told my parents stuff like: A woman had a disease which the doctor wasn’t capable of healing or weakening it. She prayed and prayed to Jesus or God and all of a sudden her weak liver was cured! The doctor couldn’t explain it and was amazed.
    My mum has a kidney disease and I have the feeling that she converted to Christianity because of that story to a big part. I’m a bit worried that this certain Jesus she believes in will disappoint her when she realizes that her problems won’t vanish that easily.

    Yesterday I was eating my sandwhich with cream cheese ♥ My parent’s new friends were invited to come around and they presented us food and when they saw my sandwhich they said that I don’t have to eat my lousy sandwhich anymore. Because Jesus sent them many clients (they run a shop) and I don’t have to worry about them spending money on food for us. Gosh …

    Or today at breakfast with my parents! I was about to grab that stuff into my mouth and my mum whispers something all of a sudden with closed eyes! A mealtime prayer…I don’t believe it -.-
    How can things like that happen overnight? Other than that my mum keeps reading phrases of the bible and other stuff of Christian books out loud for me. And they said that they’ll visit the church on Sundays from now on.

    I told my mum that I don't believe in God and she just said that I shouldn't say that again in front of her. The devil might hear that and come to us. And they already removed all buddhists statues from the bedroom.

    Were they brainwashed or something??? I have dealt with Islam and God since months and they just convert like that. Just like that! Overnight!
    Is that a sign from God that I should convert to or what?
    *** that I should convert toO

    • ANSWER:
      This is a dilemma for many children. They feel pressured to convert to a religion because their parents belong to one. You have to understand that your parents are only doing what they think is in your best interest. Don’t convert out of fear. Fear is never a reason to choose a religion. Regardless if God, hell, or reincarnation exist; fear should not be your motivation. Do your research and meditate on what you find. The truth will come to you in time. God Bless! +?+


How To Become A Affiliate Marketer

An affiliate marketing company can be a great source of income for anyone. You can start your own affiliate marketing company and make an absolute killing in this industry. If you do not know what affiliate marketing is, let me briefly explain it to you. Affiliate marketing is selling a product and/or service for another company. When a person buys that product and/or service through your “affiliate link” you get a portion of each sale usually between 30-75% depending on the product and/or service. The best affiliate sites out there are clickbank and paydotcom which are the leaders in affiliate products and affiliate programs.

Internet marketing affiliate programs, affiliate ebook marketing, business online internet promotion affiliate marketing, and affiliate marketing software are just some of the examples of affiliate programs that are worth selling. Now in order to be a great affiliate marketer you need to know how to sell the product you are trying to promote to customers. It will make it a whole lot easier if you’re an expert on the subject.

Now what is the best way to affiliate market products? The best way in my opinion is to do the following:

1. Buy a domain name. You can get one cheap for around 3 bucks at cheapnames

2. Sign up for an affiliate program relevant to the domain name at clickbank or paydotcom

3. Set up the domain URL to be forwarded directly to your affiliate URL without a middle landing page.

4. Over the next few weeks, write articles relevant to the affiliate product you’re promoting along with a resource box with a link to your domain which will forward directly to your
affiliate URL.

BOOM- you got yourself a great 4 step affiliate marketing process that is so simple a 7 year old could do it. There is nothing like making 6 figures a year using a simple 4 step affiliate marketing process. Once you truly understand how affiliate marketing works, you can make some serious cash year after year. It will lead you to quit your day job, buy a new car, a new house, and take care of your family using a little 4 step basic process.

The key is picking an affiliate product that really interests you. This will enable you to write amazing articles and answer any questions the buyers may have. It is a very simple, yet great way to make some killer cash. You can throw your 4 year college degree out the door if you learn how to affiliate market. There are so many companies out there willing to pay hundreds of dollars per sale you bring in. I mean one affiliate marketing sale a day could be enough for you to live off of. I know that I was once a poor college kid trying to make a quick buck to buy a cheeseburger from McDonalds at one point, but I have quickly turned into a multi-millionaire. It is possible, trust me! If you work hard you can accomplish anything.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    how old do you have to be to become an affiliate marketer? how can you make money from a website at 16?
    im 16 and thinking of creating an informative website.can you sell things from it at 16?

    • ANSWER:
      What do you want to sell? And what is the website?
      I have just started to create a affiliate store selling TomToms using tradedoubler. I will add small adsense adverts later.

      I am not sure if you can apply for affiliate networks if you are under 18, but I would check it out before you start planning.

      If you need help just let me know.

  2. QUESTION:
    How can I learn how to be a super affiliate marketer for free?
    I really want to learn the ends and outs of affiliate marketing but it seems like everywhere I search for well rounded information for beginners they want you to spend money on they’re package that might not even work or they charge you a arm and a leg (and it still might not work). Where can i find free information about becoming an affiliate marketer?

    • ANSWER:
      You might find this site useful –

      http://www.affiliatecavern.com/

      It only lists free to join affiliate programs, and gives an overview of affiliate marketing techniques for free.

      In the long-run, as with any business, you will probably need to invest money if you want to make a go of it (for example, if you want a decent web site and domain name, you have to pay for them)… and as with any business, there is a risk that you may not succeed and may not make money.

  3. QUESTION:
    How Do You Become A Good Affiliate Marketer? I’ve tried and tried but can’t do it….?
    I’m not asking to make 50-100k a month as many of these affliliate marketers claim they make. I’ve tried squidoo.com, I’ve tried many of the article sites and note, I’ve made several squidoo lens and wrote many articles. I just can’t seem to get it….I’ve done back links, tried forums, posting on CL (yuck btw) and luck is not on my side. I’ve been at this for almost a year now and at most made 1,000 in a month from posting on CL. You know, my goal is to be able to make a good amount of money and get this house for my family. My 5yr old son told me the other day, “Daddy, when can we get a house with a backyard because I don’t like moving from apartment to apartment.” I used to make pretty decent money in the car business till I came down with a severe case of bipolar. None the less, it made it almost impossible for me to work. Anyway, I’m seeking some help here….I am very dedicated to affiliate marketing and try hard but I just need some mentoring. And please, if you really are interested in helping me then I thank you but if you are just going to leave a link to your website, you’re wasting your time.

    Thank You and have a great day!

    • ANSWER:
      I just found a new site that is offering thousands of dollars worth of resell rights products for a ridiculously low monthly subscription rate. Don’t know how long this will last. Might be worth checking out blogumatic.com before their rates go up.

  4. QUESTION:
    Money with Affiliate Marketing?
    How does affiliate marketing work? Where do you go to become an Affiliate Marketer? And how do you make money from it?

    • ANSWER:
      I have been researching & practicing affiliate marketing for several years now. My goal is to help others learn to work for themselves & enjoy true financial freedom. After much research I have built an informational website for those who are new to the business & want to learn more. You will find free instructional videos, ebooks, & tools to help you get started. Best of luck…

  5. QUESTION:
    Is Wealthy Affiliate a scam?
    I want to become an affiliate marketer. How do i distinguish between the fakes and the legits?

    • ANSWER:
      Wealthy affiliate is not a scam. It is very real. There are a lot of people that earns money because of it. Basically, it shows you how to become a sucessful internet marketer. I too was asking myself at first if it was a scam or not. I checked the reviews and they all said positive things about it. It is probably one of the most real money earning website there is now. If you are looking for a job or wanting to earn extra income for you or your family, I suggest you give it a try and become a member. If you’re having a hard time with the tutorials, there are hundreds of people who can help you understand and earn money. I can guarantee you that.

      If you want to know more about Wealthy affiliate, I included reviews below. Just check them out.

  6. QUESTION:
    What is sufficient and comprehensive enough in a Internet Marketing Package?
    I’m in the midst of creating a NICHE, informative, cheap and practical internet marketing package. It includes, how to create your own products, website creation, become master affiliate marketers, proven traffic generation tools, SEO tips, make real money online, etc…

    My question is how much would you pay for such a comprehensive package ? BTW also give me your comments on what else should be included in the package and I’ll see to it.

    • ANSWER:
      A little late for the NICHE. I’m not trying to rain on your parade.
      appreciate my candor. There are so many available now, your first hurdle is ranking up there for visibility. But before you do so, do some more homework on competitive price / service analysis; stand alone packages, and various bundled versions of complimenting tools.
      A great way is to create your blog, the most effective medium to gain some trust first, definitely an RSS from your site with meaningful tips to drive traffic to your services.
      I wish you the best.

  7. QUESTION:
    Affiliate marketing and youtube?
    There’s a company that sells a product online that I use on a day to day basis. I want to become an affiliate marketer for that company ie; drive customers and business to their site and get a kick back for it. i want to start by creating a youtube video of me demonstrating the produce with a link to the their site. I went on to the companies site that sells the product and found nothing about any sort of affiliate program. Does every company participate in affiliate programs… if I call what are the chances that they’ll say they don’t need my help? I plan on calling over the next couple days but figured I’d ask here first so I don’t look like an idiot. How does affiliate marketing work.. will they simply provide me with a link I can embed into my video? Do I need a domain name to act as a sort of middle man between my video and their site or can i simply use the video? Do I need a license to do this? If a customer follows my link and creates an account with their company (you need to do this in order to buy anything from them) will I get residual income on each time they purchase from then on? Any good books to read up on affiliate marketing to find out other ways to make money online? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    How do you make websites for internet marketing?
    I have dedicated my life to internet marketing. I want to become an affiliate for some companies, or join MLM business and make alot of money following jonathan budd’s trainings. Jonathan budd’s training is state of the art, but he doesnt teach how to make websites or blogs. If you are an internet marketer, could please throw me some tips on where I can learn to make websites?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey friend,

      Firstly create blog on wordpress or blogspot. wordpress has many SEO plugins which you can use for SEO, write article with good keyword density.
      For websites you have to do some Onpage and offpage optimization.
      On Page activities consist of
      Title tag,
      Meta tag,
      XML sitemap,
      RSS,
      Alt tag etc creation and optimization

      Off Page activities consist of :
      Forum posting,
      Do follow Blog commenting,
      Directory submission,
      Social bookmarking,
      Classified,
      Business listing,
      Article Submission,
      RSS Submission,

      Pay Per Click activity

      All these activities help you for understand Internet marketing

      Thanks,

  9. QUESTION:
    how does an affiliate gets his payment?i heard of online payment websites like paypal,alterpay etc.but what?
    if options are not available? I have recently learned website designing and want to become an online marketer.But i am worried about the how to get the money that i would i earn from this?answers please.

    • ANSWER:
      while you are going through all this, remember the average affiliate
      payment is under .50 per hour net.

  10. QUESTION:
    How to become a successful day trader?
    THIS MAY GET PRETTY LENGTHY SO I APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE. I’m 21 years old i have had the dream of becoming a day trader since i was 17 after watching the show ” wall street worrier” where timothy sykes turned 12k of his what is a bar mitzvah money to a near 2mil in 2 years which is awesome so i don’t see any reason why i cant turn 1k into 200k in 2 years lol. I went to school for business admin for about a year then dropped out due to financial issues, but plan on going back after i get started trading because i know you don’t need a college degree to trade in the market. I don’t really care so much about all the money that can be made, i just feel this is the ideal job for me i can actually live my life and not worry about not having money to pay bills and ill have alot more time to go out and do things.

    so with that being said i have been doing research and i feel the forex market is the best choice for me at the moment because my schedule is very irregular. I have been studying the website babypips.com and i feel like they focus on the technical side more so than the fundamental and psychological side.

    so where can i find information on how to read forex news reports? what do you successful traders do that will help me get on the right path to trading? Is the fxoanda demo account a good trading platform? What are some good books to read that will help me? any other information please feel free to leave here or inbox me i can use all the info i can get.

    thanks guys!

    p.s. AFFILIATE MARKETERS stay away i’m not interested in your get rich quick schemes or market robots thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Start with a Stock Market for Dummies book. I saw one in a store once.

  11. QUESTION:
    I am a guy and I hate girls / women so much & I love them so much too. Could you please help me?
    I agree with you that you just saw the weirdest question you might have ever seen so far. But……..

    (Steve Chandler, in his self – help book “Reinventing yourself” says about an incident in which he scolded a woman very harshly. Later, when he became calm, he understood that if it was a man who did the same thing as done by that woman (which irritated Steve), he would have simply joked with him about the situation, instead of being so angry. So he arranged a group meeting in which there were many women and he seeked their help to resolve this double standards adopted by him and that meeting helped him to tackle this issue.)

    Now, I am doing the same thing here. I have a very serious problem (ummm not really) with girls (women). Let me repeat, I hate them so much, but, at the same time I love them so much too. Let me explain, in my life, always, I can get along with most of the boys/men very easily. Normally, I don’t quarrel with any guy. But, with girls, I don’t do anything else. ;-)

    But, on the other hand, I had very deep relationships (Minus sex and in love) with girls only. Never with boys. My relationship with boys has been always in the mid-way- stage – not high or low. (And yes, I am perfectly straight in my sexual orientation, not impotent, gay or bisexual etc.)

    I am still a virgin and for the last 1 or 2 years, I purposefully did not date any girl. I don’t have any intention to marry in my life (my mother is torturing me for the same though). Now, I am an internet marketer and I am going to build and run a dating site intended to improve the dating success skills of guys, very soon.

    So, I have to become an expert in the field of dating skills. I am good at it. But, of course, being an expert for the sake of my career (Internet Marketing) is another thing. So, I have already started my research yesterday.

    But, only theory will not do. As I told you, I did not date for the last 1 or 2 years, one reason being that I cannot stand the character of many girls. But, when I study new dating strategies so as to teach other guys later through my site, I have to first test each technique / strategy to check whether it works or not.

    Or in other words, for the sake of my career, I have to check the workability of various dating techniques with of course, gorgeous girls. (Well, they say they that we can teach only what we preach. Right. ;-)

    So, do I like to flirt with gorgeous girls or not? Yes But No. Why No? I easily become irritated by the various remarks made by girls/ women I have to deal with, whether I am dating them or not.

    A few months earlier, I had a short stint as an MBA student. Do you know the opinion of at least some of the girls there about me? “Arrogant, Self-Centred, Introvert etc.” I don’t know why. Perhaps, because I always purposefully neglected them. (I had a bad experience with a few girls in the beginning; so as usual, I avoided all girls in my class from then onwards)

    Now, I have no other choice. The decision for starting the dating site will not be changed and I am very serious about it. So, please help me how I could be more understanding towards girls; instead of having a low opinion about many of them. That is surely essential for me to become a dating expert cum coach. Well my students couldn’t also fail. Right? ;-)

    I know about the dating books provided by other Internet marketers. But, I cannot be always the affiliate of others.

    So please help me by giving your valuable suggestions. I will surely vote for the best answer so that you can easily get 10 precious points.

    Thanks a lot & Regards,
    Sreejish ;-)

    (Due to the fact that I did not date for the last 1 or 2 years, I checked whether my pick up lines work now also: check the link below: I used similar pick up lines earlier which worked then too. So, the actual question (in disguise) here was that if I want, can I get the attention of girls? Yes, I got attention of 11 people within 5 minutes. ;-)

    But, the interesting part is that some of them believed all those. Each sentence in that article was made up, for the sake of entertaining others and checking the effectiveness of my dating skills after 2 years. ;-) Well you may get the 10 points there also. I am waiting for the voting part.

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ArnCw4mdwao6U6raIrLi09nty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20110326175431AAwCjU6

    (Do you think that my book “My 10,000 Dating Blunders” will be successful?) )
    ;-)
    No answer so far in 15 minutes. I should have summarised it all into 3 or 4 sentences :-)

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Sreejish, my lovely buddy :)
      I think you’re afraid of getting into a relationship with a woman is because maybe you don’t understand them. :P Go for real women! :D Girls don’t have to be gorgeous, keep in mind. lol. :) Think about what you just answer in my question. I learned a lot, thanks :) Now i’m telling you back :)

      -jess
      xoxo

  12. QUESTION:
    How do I reorganize my business and limit my involvement?
    I run a small business that generates it’s revenue via affiliate marketing programs (we market other business’ products for them and take a commission).

    The problem I’m having is that what was once a sole proprietership is now an overwhelming corporation with tons of responsibilities. We now have several websites with thousands of pages of content, and hundreds of products. We receive hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, and sell millions of dollars of product.

    I’ve hired a team of writers, a webmaster, a graphic designer, a marketer, and we have the occasional contractor. However, I still feel like I am overwhelmed with work. Our webmaster is not detail oriented, our writers need direction/ideas, and I just feel like the only one on the team who is as motivated as I am is the marketer, the newest member of our team.

    I find myself checking one hundred emails per day, confused how how to prioritize them. I’ll open my computer to do task A but get caught up doing tasks B, C, and D. Eventually everything piles up and tasks/projects become incomplete amd forgotten about.

    I want to be less involved in my “business” and focus more on my core competency (marketing). Is there any book out there or advice somebody can give to making that leap from being a sole proprietor to simply a business owner? Do I need to go back to school, and for what program? Is there a website that will help me move the business into a more self-sufficient one?

    • ANSWER:
      You said, “Our webmaster is not detail oriented, our writers need direction/ideas, and I just feel like the only one on the team who is as motivated as I am is the marketer, the newest member of our team.”

      You need a new webmaster. You can’t have one who isn’t detail oriented since you need the job done right. Also, it is possible you’re too controlling and are wearing down the staff.

      Finding good writers isn’t that hard. If yours are directionless then can them and find new. Look for people with interesting lives and external interests. Also, they need to be genuinely interested in what they’re writing about, not just good writers. So if they’re a sports writer hire an avid sports fan.

      End of the day, you need good people. I run a very tiny operation but my main guy is completely competent in a lot of things. I can hand the whole thing over to him and he’ll manage it pretty well.

      Here’s a recent article I read which is very relevant.

      http://sivers.org/delegate


How To Become A Affiliate For Free

If you want to know how to become wealthy at a young age then you just need to learn about affiliate marketing. Even those that do not have any marketing skills can make more money off of commissions as an affiliate. The trick is to be patient and do not get discouraged right away. This takes perseverance.

Millions of people all over the world are making money doing affiliate marketing. Finding a good niche is key to success. You need to choose a niche that is popular but is not overly saturated. This can be tricky.

Once you pick out a good niche, you just need to get a website together that you can direct people to. You get money for every product that people buy through your affiliate link on your website. Every time a person clinks on one of the ads on your website and actually buys something you get paid.

You are basically getting companies customers for them. You are advertising for them and drawing people to their website. This is what is going to make you a lot of money. This is how you will be earning your commission.

Even if you do not know how to create a website you can still make money at this. There are many programs that can help you. There are even affiliate networks that you can sign up with. These sites will help you find the highest commissions possible in your niche so you can start making more money right away.

So if you are looking to make some extra money, then try affiliate marketing and build your wealth online. You can be young and rich if you just follow a few simple rules. Don’t worry if you are not that savvy with the internet, all of this is very easy to learn.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How can I learn how to be a super affiliate marketer for free?
    I really want to learn the ends and outs of affiliate marketing but it seems like everywhere I search for well rounded information for beginners they want you to spend money on they’re package that might not even work or they charge you a arm and a leg (and it still might not work). Where can i find free information about becoming an affiliate marketer?

    • ANSWER:
      You might find this site useful –

      http://www.affiliatecavern.com/

      It only lists free to join affiliate programs, and gives an overview of affiliate marketing techniques for free.

      In the long-run, as with any business, you will probably need to invest money if you want to make a go of it (for example, if you want a decent web site and domain name, you have to pay for them)… and as with any business, there is a risk that you may not succeed and may not make money.

  2. QUESTION:
    do you have faith in home base business? and is there any profit to become financially free>
    i’ve checked out a few websites which make it look like a piece of cake to make money of their home base internet business,the bad news lots of them have a start up of a few hundred dollars,and that’s hard for lots individuals>i’ve just started my home base business by becoming an affiliate of a website which sales surveillance cameras ,all i had to do was build my own website .so do you have a sucess story or a nightmare regarding home base internet business.also any suggestion on how to attract more traffic to my website.

    • ANSWER:
      I do not know how to do this. You have to be able to have your site come up on the first page when someone searches for surveillance cameras. Try related terms as well. Try security, cameras, home security, the brand name of the camera. Have another product or products as well… diversify!!!!

  3. QUESTION:
    How can i get people to sign up for a website that i became a affiliate with?
    I became an affiliate with a free online survey company where people get paid for taking surveys. And for every 1000 points they get 10.00 dollars from the surveys. But i get a 150 points i get someone to sign up using the link they gave me to put on a website or blog. What is the best way I could do this so i know people are reading it and getting it? And what is the best way to get a lot of people to sign up and use it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Coheed, It looks like you have a Marketing issue. I’m going to answer your question with a little training mixed in.

      1. Do you have an affiliate link? If so, that’s what you need to direct people to your site so you can get credit for the sale or points or what ever. If you don’t know where it is ask the company.

      2. Who is your target market? If you’re selling weight loss products your target market is people who want to lose weight. If you’re marketing a Free Online Survey Company, your target market could be…

      Stay at home moms/dads
      people that want to work from home
      people that are home bound
      students that need part time work

      “Everyone is not your prospect.”

      3. What is your marketing vehicle? Write a Blog, Squidoo Lens or use Twitter to attract your target market. Don’t know anything about Blogs or Squidoo? My source will help.

      4. Try link exchanges. At Link exchanges people (like yourself) market their links – in exchange – to show your links.

      5. Get marketing training, I can’t stress this enough, I’ve failed for years and lost thousands of dollars trying to figure out Internet Marketing, but with the training and insight I’ve acquired it’s changed my world.

      I hope that helped.

      DerrickJones19 <=== Google me

  4. QUESTION:
    Do you know the reliable and profitable affiliate programs?
    I need an expert’s advice.
    They say: Become an affiliate. It is easy. Come and join for free.
    There are so many affiliate programs nowadays i.e.opportunities. How to choose from?
    Tell me please If you got positive experience. Perhaps, anyone worked with this very program: http://tinyurl.com/2uygows. Is it good or bad?
    Anyhow, I’d like to ask you to point out several best and ease to use programs?
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    How can I make money selling free stuff online?
    I know I can become a Rhapsody affiliate and let people sign up for a free trial and then they can cancel and I will make money that way. But, I was wondering how I could make money without people needing to give out their credit card. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Build a web site that offers free things online…free DIY instructions, free craft projects, or craft patterns, that you offer to your readers free of charge.

      Make sure that these are original instructions, not swiped from another site, because if you just reprint stuff from other sites, you’ll get banned from Google and Yahoo and other search engines for copyright infringement, and maybe sued as well.

      Once you have people coming to your site to access the free resources offered by you, you can then make money from the ads that surround your free content.

      I just gave you a secret that has made me hundreds per month for the past four years. But it’s true…think of your site as a magazine, with each content page funded by the ads around it; provide free content in the middle of the page, serving up exactly what was promised, with no gimmicks, and you have an audience trusting in you.

      Once you have a trusting readership, you’ll find they will also trust the ads surrounding your content. Google AdSense is one of the best way s to make money in this way.

  6. QUESTION:
    How to earn money online with earnbizz?
    Earnbizz.com pays for becoming an affiliate I found communities of people who got paid by earnbizz.As earnbizz says it have two packages namely earnbizz starter package and earnbizz premium package.Earnbizz pays [FAQ-QUESTION].50 per free affiliate and .00 per premium affiliateHave any one here tried earnbizz?

    • ANSWER:
      yes earnbizz pay its affiliates well though it is a new company.I have got paid 2nd time from january to april of and USD respectively.You can trust earnbizz.

  7. QUESTION:
    Interested in a xboxlive/pc clan or affiliating with us?
    If so then heres your chance.

    Well first of all; my name is Tanner better known to many people as TMohn. I am apart of the Fallen Gamers Community – FGC in many ways. I am a cabinet member, Chief of Events, Public Relations team member, News Team assistant editor, Productions team member, GFX artist, and Leader of a division.
    I enjoy FGC a lot, and love playing with the members and having a good time chatting on the forums. Since I have had such a good time, I want to share this opportunity with you.
    FGC currently has about 200 members, and is hoping to be over 800 members within 5 months or so. We play mainly xbox live games, but we also have some divisions under our pc division on the forums; that division includes World of Warcraft, Runescape, Tribal Wars, and Combat Arms. We have a couple rules and regulations but nothing big only about 7 total.
    One of the main ones is you must be at least 15 years old

    If you feel you would be interested in joining the FGC Community, please go check us out at www.thefallengamers.com (www.fgcgamers.com is a shorter link to the site) and forums.fgcgamers.com

    Or are you interested in becoming a affiliate with us?

    Well your in luck again.

    Due to the fact that our community is only about three months old, we are only accepting free affiliates right now, but with our free affiliation we provide many different offers. Depending on how much traffic your site will bring us, we will either decide to place you in our affiliates area located on every page, or in our links area which is only seen when the links button is clicked on. If you are a big site, and a good site that would be something for our members to sign-up on we would write news stories with links to your community in it, monthly, or even more then one a month. It all depends, and in return we ask that you add a link to our site www.thefallengamers.com (www.fgcgamers.com) So we can get hits as well.

    If you are interested please contact me at tmohn@fgcgamers.com

    Thank you,
    Tanner aka TMOHN

    • ANSWER:
      Hey listen I have quite the predicament. I would love to join your team and become a part of the FGCGamers but I do not have current access to a gaming console above an original xbox without live. I do have my computer but its an older one so gaming really isn’t a big thing for it. I would however like to inquire on any web support positions you have in mind as I really enjoy working with teams and such. Hopefully I will get another 360 in not too long but until then is there anything I can do for you on the internet? I would be happy to write material for the site or make some logos and such. Please email me at robpicard@gmail.com !

  8. QUESTION:
    How to get people to join and play a legitimate Lottery Business?
    I run a lottery business from home where people can join and play the Euro and Uk lotteries. And if they wish they can become affiliates for £4.99 and sponsering just 5 people will effectively be playing for Free. We have some members earning over £40,000 a year. My probelm is there are so many scams out there that it is in possible for pepople to belive this is for real. If its ok i would like you to take a look at my site and maybe tell me want is wrong with it and do they feel its a scam. Go To:

    http://www.v-w-d.com/mylottoteam

    Ps i am not looking for people to join just need some feed back ok.
    regards tony Welland

    • ANSWER:
      Sponsoring new people into your business is difficult at the best of times and attracting new people to your business opportunity is equally as frustrating. However, I have discovered a tried and tested method to do just that… Attract new leads, direct to your business. The information I have to offer is available to you for FREE and I have lots of other info, links and E-books also FREE. Send me an email and I will gladly forward you this info

  9. QUESTION:
    I am looking for affiliates for my music site, anyone know sites that provide this?
    I have started a site for good, unpopular and undiscovered bands can get free advertising. Though I do need affiliates to advertise MY site (lovely how that works… lol) So does anyone know where I can affiliates? I do not want revenue or anything just free affiliates. Preferably music related. Please list sites or if you want to become one that would be awesome.

    My site is http://playdatmusic.us.tc

    • ANSWER:
      Hi HP,
      I just visited your site, and found a few things that I would like to recommend before you start searching for others to link back to you. First is that you need to have content. I couldn’t find a single link to a single band/song/artist. Making people search for the unknown is like asking someone to taste something they can’t see or smell. You should create an alphabetical listing of the available bands/artists, and use those as links to the actual songs/albums that you will have on your site. I would also recommend getting rid of the plug for the banner people. Everyone that has a site is using some kind of advertising, and all are not created equal. Plugging a single banner also will limit the availability to add more addvertising later.
      You also need to visit the likes of http://www.addme.com and pay attention to what they say you should do for robots.txt and ROR files to make the site SEO friendly. At my site below is also a free classifieds link that is on the welcome page. This is a great way to drive traffic to your site for free.
      Lastly, you need to find places where the unknown bands are likely to hang out and talk them into using your site as a medium for getting known. Adding a bulletin board would be a good thing as well, since you want your visitors to be able to communicate with each other, as well as with the artists. I highly recommend PHPBB for this as it is easy to set up and manage.
      Once you start getting some content, get a hold of my from my contact page, and I will see what else I can offer to help you get the site better known. Hope this helps

  10. QUESTION:
    Is this a profitable online business idea?
    I would like to make six or more figures. I though first to start an online business buying wholesale office chairs or teen clothing, and selling it for profit online, but people say it wont be profitable. My new online business idea is a website where visitors can become members for free. Members can submit original songs and other members can listen, rate, comment, share, and chat with members. I would make money from ads and hope that enough traffic would get me profit. I could also make a suplementary e course on songwriting that I charge a fee per month. This site would cost a lot to make however, so I am not sure I should even attempt. What are your thoughts? Do you think this could make me six or more figures a year?

    If not, how does one go about making six figures? Lisa Irby makes six figures from niche content sites with ads and affiliate products (I will try this method also). I am not sure about selling office chairs or teen clothing. Do you think it could be profitable?

    Do you think my music idea site is any good?
    Do you think any of my ideas could be profitable? Do you think any of my online business ideas could make me six or more figures a year? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You are never going to amount to anything because you can’t make up your own mind and keep asking the world what to do. So far, you have asked this question 14 times. What are you going to do when you are in business, and I doubt that, and you need to make a decision, ask Yahoo Answers?

  11. QUESTION:
    Whats the best way to make money online?
    How can I make money, without spending a dime? If this means opening up a business online or becoming an affiliate then alright. just let me know how you make money online for free online

    • ANSWER:
      I am not being funny saying this,but it isn’t easy

  12. QUESTION:
    How to become a successful day trader?
    THIS MAY GET PRETTY LENGTHY SO I APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE. I’m 21 years old i have had the dream of becoming a day trader since i was 17 after watching the show ” wall street worrier” where timothy sykes turned 12k of his what is a bar mitzvah money to a near 2mil in 2 years which is awesome so i don’t see any reason why i cant turn 1k into 200k in 2 years lol. I went to school for business admin for about a year then dropped out due to financial issues, but plan on going back after i get started trading because i know you don’t need a college degree to trade in the market. I don’t really care so much about all the money that can be made, i just feel this is the ideal job for me i can actually live my life and not worry about not having money to pay bills and ill have alot more time to go out and do things.

    so with that being said i have been doing research and i feel the forex market is the best choice for me at the moment because my schedule is very irregular. I have been studying the website babypips.com and i feel like they focus on the technical side more so than the fundamental and psychological side.

    so where can i find information on how to read forex news reports? what do you successful traders do that will help me get on the right path to trading? Is the fxoanda demo account a good trading platform? What are some good books to read that will help me? any other information please feel free to leave here or inbox me i can use all the info i can get.

    thanks guys!

    p.s. AFFILIATE MARKETERS stay away i’m not interested in your get rich quick schemes or market robots thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Start with a Stock Market for Dummies book. I saw one in a store once.

  13. QUESTION:
    How can I promote my online auction website?
    I am working on starting an online auction website called BIDSTORMER. I need help promoting my website. I am currently working on an offline marketing affiliate campaign. The way the site works is basically listed below:
    I am starting an online auction website which is at its ground level. We are offering for Limited Time Only…FREE Basic Listing & 1 FREE Image Upload!

    Individuals posting a single listing can do so for free and there is no cost unless the item sells. You also have the opportunity to become an affiliate and earn a commission when a person you refer makes a purchase.

    To help you keep your idea going and to continue to discuss possibilities to further your business ideas we would love to have you join our group at Yahoo.

    I am currently working on an online auction site called BIDSTORMER, http://www.bidstormer.com

    You can get paid through BIDSTORMER in two ways; 1. as an affiliate
    (you can refer individuals and get paid when they make a purchase using your affiliate ID, and your commission balance reaches 0.00. Once the customer enters your ID you get credit for every purchase they make, from the same computer and/or whenever they enter your ID, for the next 35 years). You can be an online affiliate or an offline affiliate.

    2. You can get paid by selling retail online.

    I have also just started an online community to help individuals starting a new business, like yourself. I’m sure you have a great idea that many people would benefit from but, you may not know how to get your idea moving.

    If you want to sell online Join BIDSTORMER at http://www.bidstormer.com

    If you want to become a BIDSTORMER Affiliate go to http://www.bidstormer.com/idevaffiliate/index.php Email me at administration@bidstormer.com if you want to become an offline affiliate.

    Join Positive Entrepreneurs at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/positiveentrepreneurs Here you will be able to share ideas about home based businesses.

    We need you and your ideas and look forward to working with you. Join us today!

    I appreciate your help in advance.
    Charles

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    I need help with my business plan…….?
    Okay so I have no business education whatsoever and I’m trying to start a business plan. My industry is Home Furnishings- children’s bedding . When doing research on my industry besides the US Census…

    *When doing research on my industry what exactly should I be researching/looking for and WHERE do I get this industry info. for FREE?

    *How do I figure out my estimated sales for the next 6months-1year? Like how do I come up with such a figure from scratch?

    Again my industry is children’s bedding which is Home Furnishings and I have no money to pay for reports or to become affiliated with one of these home furnishings associations.

    • ANSWER:
      First step is to look at your target market, in this case your target market is going to be married couples or more specifically young couples (i.e. newly weds). The hard part is to find this information for your specific area. The US census bureau does have stats on the number of married couples and age groups in a specific area of the country. From that information you can determine the size of your target market. Your estimated sales are a calculated guess of how much you will be able to sell to your target market.

      i.e say you have have a target market of 1000 potential customers, of those 1000 you believe that 10% will be interested in buying your product in the first month.

      100 items sold @ per unit = 00 monthly sales

      as you get more word of mouth advertising your target market will expand as more people are aware of your business and you should be able to sell more product to that target market as well. So if you believe that each month you should be able to grow your sales at a rate of 10% each month.

      110 units in month 2
      121 units in month 3

      and so on…

      The main thing is to be conservative and realistic, and plan for the worst so you will be ready when it happens.

      Best of luck

  15. QUESTION:
    Which online business idea should I pick?
    Hello. I would like to start an online business/company over the summer. My goal is to eventually make six or more figures a year. I have two ideas which I think could be really profitable. The problem is, I was quoted 40-50 thousand to make each site (except for the other business ideas). I just dont have that kind of money to even build one site. I will list the ideas below, and could you please tell me which idea you think is more profitable. How should I go about building the site? Should I hire someone on craigslist, rent a coder, etc.? Or should I try to build it my self? What should I use? I dont know programming or coding or web design.

    1. My first idea is a website where users can submit original songs and other users can listen, rate, comment, share, and chat with other users. Users could also create a page where they could post info, and find new band members. I like this idea since the only competition is www.purevolume.com. PureVolume is making 0 a day! If I make a better site, why can’t i make that or more? I would sell ad space on the site. Accounts would be free, but if the site became big enough, I would create a pro membership that costs money in addition to the free account. If you think this idea could be profitable, how should I go about creating the site? I got quoted 40-50k to build by a web design firm. Should I use Kickapps which lets you create a social network site where user submit content (videos, MUSIC, videos etc.) for a small fee? Should I hire a developer on rent a coder?

    2. My second idea is a website where users could post, list, sell, buy, auction, and trade websites. An ebay or amazon marketplace for websites. Users would post the site link with info and a snapshot and price, and other users would buy the site if they wanted to. I would take a small 4% commision from the sale. I would also sell ad space on the website. This website has some competition such as websitebroker.com, flippa.com, and sitepoint.com, but the potential is huge, and there is room for another player. If you think this site is profitable, how should I build it? Should I hire someone or build it myself. If build it myself, how should I build it?

    3. My third idea is to sign up for resellerdynamics. You pay 00 to them and they give you liscense to re sell there website building software on your own website and charge fees per month. they were reviewed in small business opportunity mag as a good opportunity and bbb says they are legit.

    4. My last idea is to make a website with lots of articles, reviews, comparisons, etc. on cell phones. I would also sign up to be an affiliate with verizon, att, sprint, etc., and sell phones on my site. I know there are a lot of competition out there such as phonearena, phonedog, cnet, and mobiledia, but each site doest the same thing as the other site, and they all are making great money. By the way, is a website like this or a website in general considered a company? Could you be a CEO of the company that runs the website. Like if I call the site www.sprocketfish.com, could I make a company called Sprocketfish Inc. that runs the website and could I be CEO of Sprocketfish Inc.?

    I really want to make one of these websites with as low startup as possible. I know I would have to market like crazy and do site matinence, but please help me. My parents think i should do a business like normal teens where you mow the lawn, babysit, etc, but I really want to do online business and hopefully make a good living. I think my sites ideas have potential. Which idea should I do? Which idea is more profitable? Even if you think they are not profitable, which would you choose if you had to? How should I build it?

    Thanks!

    PS, I am becoming a dealer at Kaeser and Blair and selling promotinal products to get me some startup cash for my online companies (websites).

    Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      oh boy, you’ve really thought this one through. I’d go with the first idea because that seems to be something i’ve always wanted to use.

  16. QUESTION:
    does anyone know anything about this home base business?
    I have just sign up for this home base business called AFFILIATE SYSTEM.US I haven’t a clue how it works yet or if it is even a good Ideal. This program was on tv the other night and it sounded like a good oppertunity so I decided to try it. This guy Anthont Morrison is the founder of this home base business he says it works. He has written a book that tells you what steps to take to become sucessful by using his methods. They give you a free web site and charge you too set it up. I am just wandering was it a good ideal are not?

    • ANSWER:
      First off if you have no clue how it works or if it’s a good deal then you shouldn’t have signed up.

      Of course he says it works, he’s trying to sell it to you.

      He teaches affiliate marketing. Whether or not he can teach you to be successful I don’t know. I wasn’t able to see the price, because the “Join Now” link wasn’t working correctly. You can make money with affiliate marketing, but it is not easy and is time consuming in the beginning. It’s always helpful to have some guidance and a system in the beginning to shorten your learning curve, but you can learn affiliate marketing for free.

  17. QUESTION:
    Kevin Trudeau – Your Wish Is Your Command?
    Who We Are
    The Global Information Network (GIN) is a Multi-Form Foundation organized in the country of St. Kitts and Nevis. It was conceived by a group of individuals from around the world who are the highest ranking members of several private societies, associations, clubs, and groups whose membership has been exclusive to the privileged elite class of the world. This group includes members of :

    The Brotherhood
    The Bilderberg Group
    The Council on Foreign Relations
    The Freemasons
    Yale University’s Skull and Bones
    The Illuminati
    The Trilateral Commission
    Bohemian Club
    And several other elite international societies
    The individuals who conceived and helped organize the Global Information Network are, and will always remain anonymous.

    For the first time in human history, the highest ranking members of these “secret societies” have encouraged the formation of a new, private, member only group. A group that allows people who do not qualify to become members of the above listed societies to join together, and be exposed to the same secrets revealed and taught to members of those societies and clubs.

    There is a New World Order forming that is designed to increase the gap between the wealthy and the average working man. GIN does not agree with this movement of total control over individuals. GIN believes that EVERY person has the right to know the secrets of creating the life they want and enjoying freedom, pursuing happiness, and achieving all their dreams and desires.

    The Creed of the Global Information Network is:

    Every person on earth has the right to know all the knowledge available on planet earth
    Every person on earth has the right to pursue happiness
    Every person on earth has the right to be free to pursue his own dreams, goals, and desires
    Every person on earth has the right to know ALL the methods of curing and preventing disease and have dynamic vibrant health
    Every person on earth has the right to know how to use their mind to create and manifest in their lives whatever they choose
    Every person on earth has the right to privacy from all governments and corporate entities
    Every person on earth has the right to be happy, secure, safe, and fulfilled as a human being
    Every person on earth has the same importance as every other person
    Every person on earth can have, be or do anything they desire
    The privileged elite class has NO right to hide the truth from the masses and keep them as virtual slaves
    Freedom of speech, freedom to express ideas, opinions, and what individuals believe to be statements of fact even if it is against worldwide consensus should never be impeded
    The individuals who encouraged the formation of GIN include:

    Billionaires
    Celebrities
    Royalty
    Former heads of governments (Prime Ministers/Presidents)
    World Leaders
    Scientists
    Some of the most powerful, influential, educated and successful people on earth

    to join enter affiliate code: trustno1

    • ANSWER:
      Very sad attempt.

  18. QUESTION:
    INTERNET ADVERTISING QUESTION?
    Will COPY below convert or is it very WEAK if so what needs to be changed?

    IDROID 360
    SALES LANDING PAGE

    SUB HEAD:

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    HEADLINE:

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    COPY:

    Suppose we give you everything you need to create your very own Internet business – a business that can provide you with a substantial second income – or an amazing full time income…

    Then you simply sit back, click your mouse and reap the rewards.

    Can this be true? YOU BET IT CAN, AND IT IS!

    Dear Web Entrepreneur:

    Do you dream about running your own Internet business – wishing you had the knowledge to make it happen? If that’s you, this could be the most important information you’ll ever read.

    After all, who hasn’t wanted to capitalize on the moneymaking power of the Internet!

    And maybe you’re one of those people who have tried to latch on to the Internet moneymaking express, only to jump off BEFORE you made one single penny – because you didn’t have the knowledge to keep going.

    Am I talking about you?

    RELAX! It’s not too late to join the ranks of Internet moneymakers!

    And here’s the most important thing you need to know:

    Unlike other moneymaking offers you’ve seen, we’re different. Because WE’LL HELP YOU BECOME A PART OF A SUCCESSFUL MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY!

    That’s right, “Multi-Billion dollar” industry. The one with all of those zeros behind it!

    Welcome to IDROID 360 – QUITE POSSIBLY THE MOST PERFECT INTERNET BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY YOU’LL EVER SEE.

    Why? BECAUSE IDROID 360 IS A 100% RISK-FREE OFFER!

    YES, Risk-Free! Read on…

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    Yes, IDROID 360 is part of the billion-dollar Cell Phone industry – and includes cell phones, computers, digital TV, phone lines and Internet access. And you can grab a piece of the action!

    How big is the Cell Phone industry? Well, last year alone, worldwide sales were over 6 BILLION DOLLARS! That’s 6,000,000,000.00

    It’s mind-blowing – and you can be a part of it!

    Just last month, IPhone sold 1.7 million phones THE FIRST DAY THEY CAME OUT. People were waiting to plunk down 0 – 0 just to have one! And it hasn’t let up since.

    Overall, cell phones have seen a 22% increase in sales worldwide from a year earlier. And there’s no slow down in sight.

    You can be a part of this phenomenal growth, and best of all; you’ll do it using our step-by-step, easy to follow online training program and robot marketing system!

    IDROID 360 is an affiliate marketing program. Which means if you don’t make money, we don’t make money – pure and simple. So we do everything we can to make sure YOU’LL BE SUCCESSFUL in this program!

    IDROID 360 is an affiliate marketing program, and here’s what that means for you:

    • We’ve done all the hard work and spent all the money creating an incredible
    moneymaking, robot marketing system
    • You come in, promote cell phone sales on YOUR website, and send people on
    over to the product’s sales page using your affiliate link
    • The second someone buys the product – you get a commission from that sale

    That’s just for starters!

    Because once you start recruiting others to sell for you, you’ll get an override commission on their sales.

    Making money is that easy!

    Ok, you’re probably thinking, “there has to be a catch. I have to sell – and I hate selling!”

    Well, before you start worrying about your lack of technical knowledge or selling ability, let us set the record straight: There aren’t any cold calls to make, or any personal selling! There’s no technical knowledge needed! Just look:

    Are you a novice to computers? NO PROBLEM!
    Despise making sales calls? THERE AREN’T ANY?
    Leery of MLM schemes? NO WORRIES – THIS ISN’T ONE!
    Worried about expensive advertising? FORGET ABOUT IT!
    Afraid of costly monthly fees? YOU WON’T SEE ANY!

    What kind of income potential are we talking about? Unlimited! Because every person in the United States is a potential customer!

    We can’t make any promises….but…

    You’ll earn commissions on every sale – to 0 PER SALE! And you don’t have to worry about keeping track of how much money you’re making, because it’s all automated for you! Every time you IDROID 360 affiliate website makes a sale, your online control panel keeps track of it. To see how much you’re earning, simply check your control panel!

    You’ll also get an override commission on sales for everyone you recruit as your affiliate – so the more people you recruit as affiliates, the more money you make!

    We’ll even give you up to ,000 PER MONTH to help you recruit affiliate agents who can sell – putting even more money in your pocket!

    How much does it cost to be a part of

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    What can I do to start making money on the Internet fast?
    I need some genuine insight and details on how you got STARTED to making that first or 0 on the Internet. What are some real genuine and HONEST ways of making money on the Internet?

    Please, don’t be vague like create blogs or websites with unique interesting content and earn money through affiliate marketing or contextual advertising (Adsense, Adbrite, YPN, etc). I really want details on how YOU got STARTED to become successful making money on the Internet.

    Please do not recommend me filling out surveys or PTC (Paid-to-Click) sites. You can hardly make any decent money out of FREE surveys which takes a good amount of time just to make a lousy dollar. Believe me. I have tried with several “top notch” sites like CashCrate and others. I do not want to go this route.

    I want to make a decent living off of the Internet working full time even putting in 10 additional hours every week.

    Where can I do keyword research and search volume research to come up with niche ideas for websites? Overture Keyword Tool no longer exists. I need a good free keyword tool besides Google’s Adwords keyword tool. I heard Google’s keyword tool really doesn’t give accurate results. What did you do to come up with your niche ideas?

    I assume most Internet entrepreneurs make money through multiple streams of Internet incomes through affiliate marketing, contextual advertising, multiple websites (sometimes in mass quantity) domaining (buying & selling domain names), Forex investing. List other ideas as well.

    Thank you. I would really appreciate your help.

    • ANSWER:
      Try that PTC site those are the best:

      http://www.extra10.com/?r=Andy7

      http://www.neobux.com/?r=Andy7

      http://www.foxcash.net/?r=Andy7

      http://www.07bux.net/?r=andy7

      http://www.10bux.net/?r=Andy7

      http://www.earn3.com/?r=andy7

      http://www.DailyClicks.biz/?r=andy7

      http://www.alertpaybux.com/?r=andy7

      There is a full review and a comparing chart at:

      http://blog-in-urself.blogspot.com/2008/08/which-is-best-ptcpaid-to-click-site.html

  20. QUESTION:
    Want to start a small running/exercise club or business, need pointers and advice.?
    What I want to do is to first start off with a small independent local free weight exercise and running club/business. All running an exercises will be performed on public grounds.

    My target audience will be unfit teens to unfit adults, people who want to increase their running speed, distance, endurance, or people who just want to be more healthy and lower their heart rate. Body weight exercises will be included as well such as push ups and sit ups.

    My experience – I have been through Army Basic Training, and AIT. (maxed my pt test in AIT). I am currently on the reserves, and I believe that a part time job like this could bring in some extra income to help me pay for school. I like to help people, and watch them improve. I am very fit, but will become even more fit before I even think of starting a program like this. I have also a good name for my club, and have promoted fitness products in the past with affiliate marketing, and this allowed me to learn a lot about the fitness world.

    I am good at marketing so I believe I can get a good amount of customers.

    I haven no nutrition or fitness degrees or certificates. I know this will help and if I decide to go along with this I will definitely need invest into it.

    So, lets say I start this club or business. I will most likely let people try it for free, and then charge them a beta version since I would be new to this, and explain to them why I am charging a small price.

    I am just concerned about liability. What if one of my customers or club member gets seriously hurt while under my “teaching or instructions” and they decide to take legal action against me. I of course will be making everyone sign a contract, waiver, or agreement beforehand. I am not sure how much good this will do.

    I don’t have tons of money to spend on a lawyer also.

    Thank you so much, and I appreciate the help!

    • ANSWER:
      There are free services available to help you get started. One of the best is the Small Business Development Center (google it to find the nearest office).

  21. QUESTION:
    I Don’t think I can ever show my face at my Gym again!?
    Hi , I really need advice on what to do right now. My coach and allot of my friends from my gym won’t talk to me or answer my phone calls. This saturday I was supposed to fight with my team at an opposing mma gym. I guess you can say I was the most experienced fighter, and most of the guys fighting that night where counting on me to show up for a boost of moral and to be in their corner.
    The problem is though , that I have chronic Insomnia Special before fights, I did not sleep 2 days before the fight , the day of the fight I woke up to go to the fight, but I fell asleep in my car! Till 7pm when the fights where over. I had over 20 missed calls on my phone half of them from my coach saying how he wants to kill me, and he will! The thing is this is the SECOND time this has happened to me , and I am too scared to call my coach back or go to the gym, I dont see why he should take me seriously after what I did. He trains me allot, and is my good friend, I fell like I betrayed him, he even trains me for free sometimes when I dont have the money.
    The thing is, I never even wanted to be a pro/am fighter, I signed up at this gracie academy to get in shape, and get away from some gang affiliated friends and drugs , and become a decent person in life with a job and good friends. But my coach ALWAYS pushes me to fight, and I do well , but it just stresses me out too much Im only 20 and i don’t want to be doing all this yet, I like the fighting , I just hate the waking up traveling cutting weight , paper sighning etc., but I should have told him NO, I will not fight! Before the fight , but i guess i didnt want to look like a punk, or have the other guys on the team think I was ditching them.
    I don’t know what I can do , this is my life I love to train at this gym, I just don’t know how I can face my team after something like this , they are all very disappointed in me. Should I go back to my gym?

    • ANSWER:
      You should call your coach. and go from there. Nothing more really to say. If he does not want you there you do not go back. If he accepts what happens and your apology then go back. It really isn’t that complicated it is just a matter of manning up.

      edit: Manning up includes telling your coach you do not want to fight. If he can not take that then you should not be there.

  22. QUESTION:
    can you read and critique this rough draft college essay?
    the question- Describe the environment you come from – for example, your family, community, or school – and how this environment has affected or influenced your plans for the future. (400 word limit)

    The essay

    I aspire to become an executive in the automotive industry. This ambitious goal is the culmination of influences afflicted upon me by my family, environment, and schooling.

    My mom introduced me to my first love when I was in the second grade: she took me to the BMW dealership. I can remember vividly to this day the moment I set eyes on that jet black 750 iL. From that point on I became obsessed with cars and everything affiliated with them. I babied that car, learning to perform basic maintenance and cleaning it regularly. It wasn’t until my sister began dating her present day fiancé Evan Lowe that my love became a passion- He was a tried and true gearhead. Evan taught me how to make cars go faster and perform better. He even took me to the track with him on occasion. With the blessings of my mother and soon to be brother-in-law I was free to pursue my love: everything automotive.

    Car related magazines were not the only literature available to my inner grease monkey. My father took pride in filling my environment with books and other reading material. In the many books adorning my book shelves I found what is without a doubt the most influential book I have ever read. Lee Iacocca’s book “Where Have All the Leaders Gone” discussed everything American and connected most of it to the automotive industry. This book exerted the final force needed for me to realize that this industry was my calling, because it made me realize that not only can the automobile be my love but also a place where I can make an honest living doing something that is arguably patriotic.

    Knowing that I wanted to work in the automotive industry was not an accurate and thus attainable goal. Sophomore year I took Marketing and realized that not only did I love cars but I excelled in the business fields. The course was always interesting and I was always learning something new and exciting. My parents remarked that I talked about the course as much as I talked about cars. In this newly discovered field I found what I believe to be my calling. (pardon the cliché)

    These influences made clear to me that I could work in the field I was passionate about and employ my natural abilities.

    any comments or tips or anything would be much appreciated! thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      This essay does not answer the question asked. They want you to describe your home environment — establishing where you come from with an eye toward where you want to go. It’d be wise to rework this essay to provide a bit more context about who you are before you talk about your ambitions — a bit less detail about cars would also be wise. Paint with broad strokes here.

  23. QUESTION:
    How will Obama & La Raza respond to this threat Radical Yemeni cleric calls for killing Americans?
    CAIRO — A U.S.-born radical cleric who belongs to the al-Qaida offshoot behind the cargo bomb plot on the United States told Muslims they are free to kill American “devils” at will in a video posted on extremist websites Monday.

    Anwar al-Awlaki’s vitriolic sermons have inspired several attacks against the United States, and Yemeni officials say he may have given his blessing to the mail bomb plot even if he did not take an active part in it. The al-Qaida branch in Yemen, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, claimed responsibility for the foiled bomb plot.

    In past messages, al-Awlaki has justified killing American civilians as retaliation for the killing of hundreds of thousands of Muslim civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. But this appeared to be an escalation, with the 39-year-old cleric arguing that no rationale was needed to seek out and kill Americans.

    “Don’t consult with anybody in killing the Americans,” al-Awlaki said in the 23-minute video, in which he appeared dressed in a white robe and turban, with a sheathed dagger tucked into his waistband.

    “Fighting the devil does not require a fatwa, nor consultation nor prayers seeking divine guidance. They are the party of Satan and fighting them is the obligation of the time,” he said.

    Fatwas are religious rulings on even the most mundane personal issues, such as marriage or finances and have been issued to allow the killing of people deemed to have insulted Islam or to have harmed Muslims.

    In the video, Al-Awlaki accused the United States of pouring money into Yemen to encourage Yemenis to shun their religion.

    “There is an American policy presented to the Yemeni government, funded by the West, for the people of this country to alienate them from their religion,” said al-Awlaki, who was born in New Mexico of Yemeni parents.

    U.S. intelligence has linked Al-Awlaki to the 9/11 hijackers and to last year’s failed Christmas day bombing of a jetliner over Detroit. He also has ties to Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people in November at the Fort Hood, Texas, military base.

    U.S. investigators say that since he returned to Yemen in 2006, al-Awlaki has moved beyond just inspiring militants to becoming an active operative in al-Qaida’s affiliate there.

    Short excerpts from the al-Awlaki video were released on Oct. 23, two weeks before the mail bombs were uncovered. But this was the first full posting of the video.

    U.S. officials told The Associated Press last week that military aid to Yemen would double to 0 million in 2011 to help the country fight al-Qaida. The White House is seeking greater cooperation on intelligence sharing with the Yemeni government and more opportunities to train Yemeni counterterrorism teams in the aftermath of the failed mail bomb plot, a senior administration official said Sunday.

    Al-Awlaki also attacked rulers in the Arab world, describing them as corrupt, and he called on religious scholars to declare them “non-Muslims” for betraying the Muslim people.

    “Kings, emirs, and presidents are now not qualified to lead the nation, or even a flock of sheep,” he said. “If the leaders are corrupt, the scholars have the responsibility to lead the nation.”

    He added that these leaders would have to be removed for the Muslim people to move forward.

    The only way Muslims can protect themselves from the threat of the infidels is by supporting the “mujahedeen,” he said.

    “If we support the mujahedeen, we will win it all and if we let them down, we will lose it all,” he said.

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/top/all/7285365.html

    • ANSWER:
      what does La Raza have to do with this?

      Los Mojados- that comment is irrelevant. i could say Americans have killed more Americans than any other group. think about it.

  24. QUESTION:
    Info on Pure Romance?
    This is the best thing that EVER happened to me, besides my daughter :) I would love to share the oppurtunity with you to make money and have a great and fun life from here on in. We are acutally counting down to the 60,000th consultant right now. Only a few more spots to go but the 60,000th consultant will get ,000 in FREE products! So read quick and contact me asap!! I would love to help you get the FREE goodies :) (I am all about FREE)

    Q. How much does it cost to get started?
    A. Usually 0-00 for your starter kit. All consultants purchase a starter kit and sign a consultant contract. The starter kit will provide you with products and paperwork to do your first show (or couple shows…depending on which one you select). Pure Romance often runs kit specials. Ask me if there is a special this month. If that sounds like too much for you, I can get them cheaper May 25th, 2010…CONTACT ME ASAP TO FIND OUT HOW!

    Q. How does it work?
    A. Pretty much like any retail business – you buy products at a discount and sell them at a markup. Consultants start at a 35% discount to 50%, and can eventually move up to 60%. There are also special sales and the option of purchasing items by the case that increase your profit margin. We do not sell our products in stores, so the vehicle for selling is through in-home parties. Women invite you into their homes to entertain their friends by demonstrating our sophisticated line of lotions, lubricants, massage aids, and bedroom accessories – which women LOVE!

    Q. How much do you make?
    A. My average net profit for a 0show (after I pay for brochures, hostess gifts, door prizes, etc) is 5+ Not bad for under 4 hours of work. Of course this is different for everyone. Those just starting out may do less but there is a “Fast track” program in place to help those who start out at a 35% discount go up to a 50% discount within 4 months of joining!! (I started at 35% and was at 50% within 6 weeks!! I earned over ,500 my first month selling…yay me!!)

    Q. What type of women sell Pure Romance?
    A. All kinds of women! Discard any preconceived notions you may have about the type of women who do romance parties. We have 18 year old college girls and 63 year old grandmothers, high school dropouts and attorneys, women who have struggled financially and those who were financially set long before they decided to become consultants. Each woman has her own unique story for why she decided to become a consultant.

    Q. I could never get up in front of strangers and talk about sex! How do you do it?
    A. If you told me a year ago I would be doing this, I never would have believed you! However, training and support offered is phenomenal, and once you get through the first show jitters, it’s a piece of cake! It really comes natural after your first party!

    Q. Will I have a website?
    A. Yes! Pure Romance provides all consultants with a FREE personal website. Orders placed through your website are processed and shipped by the corporate office and you receive up to a 40% commission. Direct people to your website and reap rewards for doing nothing at all!

    Q. How do I get party bookings?
    A. There are several ways for you to get parties when you’re first starting out.Bookings from parties spread like wild fire. I posted on Facebook that I joined the company and within 1 week I had 8 parties lined up. Now im booked every month!! I really love this job, my only regret is that I didnt start earlier

    Q. Are there “perks”?
    A. Pure Romance offers fabulous monthly, quarterly and annual incentives for consultants who work their businesses. From free products to cars and dream vacations, there are lots of things to keep you motivated!

    Q. Why Pure Romance vs. other “Romance” companies?
    A. We’re a class act. We give back to the community.Not only are our parties tasteful and educational, Pure Romance is affiliated with a number of academic institutions (Sex Education week at Yale! Kinsey Institute!), and philanthropic organizations (we have a program specifically designed to help women who have undergone cancer treatment recapture their sensuous selves). We’ve been featured in tons of publications (Womens’ Health, Forbes, Entrepreneur) and on television programs like “the View.”

    Q. I have children at home. How does that work?
    A. Many successful consultants have young families. By taking a few precautionary measures (such as establishing a locked “Pure Romance” closet) you can successfully run your business while establishing boundaries with your children. I have a 19 month old daughter. I am a stay at home mom and I am enrolled in online school full time. If I can do it anyone can! This is my main reason though, now I do not have to put my daughter in day care! Plus I make great money that I can use to spoil her!

    Q. How do I sign up?
    A. You can sign up right online. Visit www.jessicabures.pureromanc

    • ANSWER:
      What is your starting commission?
      Do you allow men at your parties?
      Do you carry toys that are made with phthalates?
      Do you allow men to sell?
      Are you allowed to have a personal website?

  25. QUESTION:
    I am a Conservative and it’s not fair how people judge me. Am I really a ‘Wicked Tory’?
    Ok I consider myself a Liberal Conservative. I don’t agree with every Conservative policy out there but I find myself affiliated with them because of the following. Firstly I don’t think it makes me such a ‘Wicked Evil Tory’. I prefer to look at the Social Philosophy of a Political Party’s Ideology because in some Situations the country is placed in you often have to twist and modify to adapt to the change. Here is why I find myself voting for a Conservative government as I consider myself Centre Right.
    - Self reliance
    - Responsibility.
    - Strong community
    - Family
    - Sustainability
    - Morality, Ethical values
    - Make work pay (rewarding the hard working. Support those who want to find work and pursue a forfilling career).
    - Free market
    - Supporting those who NEED it not this benefit culture of spongers who are very well capable of working but just choose not to. NEETs.
    - Less state intervention in everyday peoples lives.
    -Two fingers and a BIG NO to a BIG NANNY STATE.
    -I love our European neighbours, such rich cultures.. of course im all for cultural exchange, multicultural society and trade. A Political union is not neccessary and hurts Sovereignty for those countries in the EU. No to a United States of Europe. Or itleast hold a referendum for the British public, we had one on the EEC (Trade) not the EU (Political Integration). I don’t think the way the EU is run is very democratic at all. Its being imposed all over Europe and is about Protectionism within Europe. Not open to the good points of Globalisation and it is very prejudice towards those outisde of the EU.
    - Tuition fee’s? Im for the rise because I don’t believe the tax payer should pay for MY degree. I am responsible for it not them. Why should a Lorry driver without a degree pay for mine? I don’t think my parents should pay for it but I understand for others your parents mightl I mean you could pay them back 0% interest :) .
    Here’s whats happening
    - Students will still get a loan to cover the entire amount of the fees, meaning they won’t have to put up any of the money themselves.
    - Students still won’t have to pay back the loan until they are earning a certain amount.
    - If the student’s salary goes up so does the amount they pay back (the same as now), however if their salary goes down they will also pay less or none if it goes below the threshold again.
    - After X amount of years (25-30, I’m not sure) the remainder is written off.

    At the end of the day, when you reach the age to go to UNI you are an adult and I believe adults should have responsibility towards their Degree, finance etc and not rely on the state so much (taxpayer’s money). I believe the rise in tuition fee’s is fairer to the taxpayer
    . Infact it isn’t even a rise it’s just shifting the bill from the taxpayer to the Individual. In fact students have it better than some countries, itleast there is a cap at £9000. You’ll be an adult, take responsibility. The loans are very flexible. Sure you’ll have a bit of debt but depending on your income you’ll only pay back certain amount per month as long as you’re employed earning more than £23k. If you become unemployed you stop repaying until you’re employed again. After something like 30 years and not payed it off it’s written off. If you want a degree you should pay for it as it is your responsibility not everybody else’s. Look at this hardship in a positive light. Most of you are capable of being successful and holding your own burden of responsibility to become a forfilled independent adult who can put so much more back into society. That is why I am not protesting against these rises. It could be so much worse but it seems flexible and fair to me. Well thats my opinion :)

    Sure while we’re growing up we tend to take a lot from society (Parents, State education, healthcare, no taxes etc). Once we’ve grown up we give back soo much more to society than we ever took out. I don’t mean just monetary wise. We take a lot out till we’re Young adults then we give back so much more till we reach our ripe old age. Which in itself is good for a nationwide community :) . Think of like society has a small investment in young people and society gets a huge return in years to come.

    Am I really a ‘Wicked Tory’. I look onto the left side of Politics too and try to understand, in fact I do agree with some things such as Minimum wage which is a great example… I consider myself Open minded which is why I don’t HATE lefties, I disagree with them mostly but I respect their opinion im sure they have reason for believing it, infact I’ve learnt from some of their things. Only little though. I am 17 and I have noticed most young people are Lib dem or Labour which is a shame I wish they looked at the Philosophy of Ideology behind Political Parties :/.
    I’d like to add I am not rich. I have always had St
    I have always had Statde Education. Parents are Conservative (Mum is a teaching assistant public secotr) My dad is a Lorry Driver. I am not rich and we’re living fine we have what is essential and often more for luxuries. Im grateful for what I have. :)
    Sorry I posted this on Yahoo.com and not UK.. I am talking about UK politics :) Haha I would go for US presidency but I can’t as I am a British Citizen sorry :( .

    • ANSWER:
      Would you consider running for president of the United States? I’d vote for you – and do not be concerned about not being a citizen. Such trivialities do not seem to be an issue anymore.

  26. QUESTION:
    Starting your own sports fan sites?
    I want some info from people that have started their own sports team fan site.
    1) Does it bring in enough money to support itself? How is Amazon Affiliates, AdSense, etc, working for you?
    2) What does it cost you, Domain, hosting, forums (phpBB is free, good choice?), etc. ?
    3) can i just start up a fansite for a specific team, or do i have do to any legal stuff?
    4) How long did it take you to actually get the site up and running to and become successful?
    5) ANY OTHER INFO YOU FEEL IS IMPORTANT PLEASE ADD….

    Thank You

    • ANSWER:
      Question 1… if you have enough traffic you will make money. use google or yahoo

      Question 2…Check with yahoo on pricing they have specials often.
      1 Buy a domain
      2. Setup of a web hosting
      3. Create a website
      4. Publish your website

      For beginners I think yahoo web hosting is the best and easiest to use. Yahoo has question and answer section that can solve most problems and direct phone line for additional support.

      http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/

      http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/smallbu…

      http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahttp://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/contactus…

      http://geocities.yahoo.com/

      Question 3 You can start it for a specific team, I would check with the teams about logo use.

      Question 4 How long it take to get your site up will be based on your skill. You can have it goining in under a week with yahoo. The success will be based on traffic and users on your site.

      Question 5. I would have chat rooms and maybe a question and answer forum like yahoo.
      Do interviews of players to attract more people to your site.

  27. QUESTION:
    I have a bad trojan horse/adware infection! HELP!?
    My computer froze up really bad,on saturday morning I restarted and it went straight to the windows start up menu. The cursor would pop up but the screen would become black. It would stay there no matter how long it would be.

    I finally started it up this morning and I went to advanced options. I was able to go to advance options and I started it up with last known good configurations and it worked like a charm.

    There was a even worse problem. When I got online. If I tried to go to any site that wasn’t yahoo then This antivirus protection popup would come and it would say that it found many threats and I need to download the virus protection. Then a download pop up would come up before windows would stop it and ask me if I really want to download this file. I click no. I know its a virsus because the size is like around 30 to 40 kb and it was a .exe file.

    I used my symantec antivirus and did a full system scan. It showed that I had a trojan infection and it quickly quarantined it. I went back online and the same problem occurred.

    How can I get rid of this infection? Can you also put a direct link to a free norton antiviral protection that can get rid of the trojan horse for FREE?

    Remember, BEST ANSWER, 10 points!!!!

    SO my problem is that any site I go to besides yahoo or any site closely affiliated with yahoo like answers, it will show this popup and

    • ANSWER:
      this link goes to the forum where there is a thread about these malware infections.

      http://suggestions.yahoo.com/detail/?pro…

  28. QUESTION:
    Quarter life crisis at 23/24?
    Hello all. I’m a 23 year old turning 24 next month, and I fear I may be going through a quarter life crisis of my own. I have been feeling this intensely for a few months now, however the feelings have been slowly accumulating since I was 21. I graduated college in 2009, and now will be getting my masters degree before I hit 24. My issue however has little to do with my career, which I still have a lot of hope for. My issue has to do with my fear of lost time, and a brand new feeling I never before had of actually being “too old” for certain things. I understand how ridiculous the statement is (how could I feel old at 23/24) but nonetheless it is how I feel. This may be partly due to my fellow friends and peers of my age, who seem to have changed a great deal since graduating college in these few short years. Of my graduating year, a good 50% of students are now engaged or married, half of which also have children now!!! (I did however go to a very religiously affiliated school) That in itself is horrifying to me, as I still feel the same desire I had 3 years ago to experience as much as I can and travel the world while I am young and NOT get settled down! So why are my friends who were once so free and fun loving so pressured now to settle down and have routine based lives?
    Either way, I hope I’m not rambling. My main point is that I suddenly feel like there are too many missed opportunities, and the desire I once had to try my hardest to experience it all is right now dimmed significantly, especially when I see people younger than me doing things which when I was that age, I did not have the confidence yet to do. I currently feel like the best years of my life are behind me, and that I too will slowly start to fade soon enough, and become what my fellow peers are currently becoming. Basically, I’m a bit lost, a bit confused, and a bit nostalgic, feeling like I was better off back then, than I am right now. Anyone have a thought to share? Would be much appreciated. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Im in the same boat, but im 25 and started freaking out like three months ago.
      You have at least another year until you’re in my position–take advantage!
      Also visit a therapist if you can and/or need to. Best thing I have ever done for myself!

  29. QUESTION:
    How can Christians be so easily seduced by the idea of religion and completely closed minded to new ideas?
    I try to submit a perfectly reasonable idea to the Christian community about free will and I am attacked. Not everyone is out to get you! I just want to understand your beliefs and why you believe them. Along the way, maybe you could ask yourself why you believe them and possibly become more confident in them. Why do Christians just get so defensive for no reason? Can you just grow up and answer a question that an atheist asks with out personally attacking them? Are the Christians that dont respond so carelessly and childishly embarrased to be affiliated with these people?
    To anyone saying I’ve generalized and “attacked every Christian in the world” obviously didn’t read the last sentence of my question. Open your eyes and dont jump to conclusions.
    My point is that new ideas are sculpting the Christian religion all the time. Do you really think all the ideas have been exactly the same for 2000 years and no changes have taken place from the study of it. I bet you’d listen if I were your pastor.
    JENX- if you didnt attack me then i am not talking about you. I was referring to people who would say that I’m “stupid” or “ignorant”. I appreciate your answer, but you cant speak for everyone when you say “We just answered your question and didnt attack you”

    • ANSWER:
      Do you really think that Christians have a monopoly on closed mindedness? Personally I think that is a human trait and atheists are just as closed minded as Christians are. To try and answer your question, there has never been a time in Christian history when Christians have been as ignorant of what they believe as now. Church services years ago were times of study and learning and people came to church to become solid in their faith. Today church services are more like “Pep Rallies” and although they leave Christian “pumped up” zealous, and raring to go, they really are untaught in what they believe. As the bible says “they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.” The result is exactly what you are saying, they are very defencive and tend to just throw some cliche at you rather than answer your question. Personally I am sorry that it is this way, but it is what the Bible predicted would happen in the last years of the church.

  30. QUESTION:
    Yahoo! Answers – Your critiques?
    Today, the internet has become a wonderful tool for sharing knowledge and collaborating.

    The concept of Yahoo! Answers is compelling – anyone on Earth can ask a question, and people from all around the globe may answer.

    Such an initiative allows us to expand our knowledge at will, and it would never have been possible without internet. Other sites such as Wikipedia, Project Gutenberg, etc. share these same objectives of free, open culture.

    However, nothing is perfect – what sort of features do you think Yahoo! Answers lack ? If YOU were in charge, what would you add to it ? How do you think Yahoo! Answers could be improved to be more efficient in this sharing of culture and thought ?

    DISCLAIMER: I am not affiliated to, nor is this post endorsed by, Yahoo! Answers.

    • ANSWER:
      I think the main features missing for knowledge sharing are:
      * Unlimited timeframe
      * Individual answer rating
      * Allowing refinement of answers and questions

  31. QUESTION:
    Glenn Beck Hates ACORN – Do you think he is just an LDS shlub?
    Glenn Beck: Probe of ACORN ‘Bogus’ – Calls for Obama to Intervene

    By Joseph Weber

    Conservative commentator Glenn Beck said Thursday the ethics investigation into the community activist group ACORN will yield no meaningful findings unless it reaches into the top levels of the organization or the White House gets involved.

    “I think this whole thing is bogus,” said Mr. Beck, a Fox News talk-show host.

    ACORN on Wednesday named former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger, a Democrat, to lead an independent inquiry into the liberal group’s social-services program. The inquiry follows the recent release of videotapes showing undercover operatives posing as a prostitute and pimp seeking tax and housing advice at five ACORN offices.

    “It’s a show,” Mr. Beck told The Washington Times’ “America’s Morning News” radio show. “They moved too fast, too quietly. The president is not involved. Until you start going to the people at the top … the people connected to the White House, you cannot clean up this mess.”

    Mr. Beck noted that ACORN’s advisory board includes Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and former Maryland lieutenant governor; John Podesta, a Clinton administration chief of staff; and Henry G. Cisneros, secretary of Housing and Urban Development during the Clinton administration.

    “How could you possibly clean up ACORN with these people on the board,” Mr. Beck said. “You have the worst of the worst sitting on this board making decisions.”

    Mr. Obama’s election committee hired an ACORN affiliate to help with get-out-the-vote efforts in the 2008 campaign. The group also is being investigated for voter-registration fraud.

    The flap over ACORN is one of several issues that has riled up liberals and others against Mr. Beck, and now a planned visit to his hometown of Mount Vernon, Wash., this weekend has divided that town.

    Groups have demonstrated on the streets and in City Council meetings about Mr. Beck’s visit, according to the Associated Press, and petitions have been collected calling for cancellation of the visit. A small-business owner put up a sign that says: “Glenn Beck & Hatred not welcome here.” And the leader of nearby Whatcom County has offered the key to his city to Jon Stewart, the host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” in sort of a mayoral rebuttal after Mount Vernon Mayor Bud Norris proclaimed Sept. 26 as “Glenn Beck Day” to honor his success as a nationally known broadcaster.

    The media circus and the strong public reaction over the event has not fazed Mr. Norris.

    “I knew him here as a kid,” Mr. Norris, a Republican, told the AP. “I was really unaware, really, of what he was doing in the last 25 years or so until I became aware he was on CNN. … I decided to recognize him for his professional achievement, not for his political views.”

    The announcement sparked a wave of opposition, riling up liberals in and around Mount Vernon, an agricultural city of 26,000 people, according to the AP.

    In a statement, Mr. Beck said, “The people of Mount Vernon are great people and I’m humbled by this honor and proud to be from there.” He added he learned the value of hard work in his family’s bakery.

    In his show, though, Mr. Beck poked fun at the surrounding controversy.

    “I’m afraid of even landing in my own home state. It used to be sane in Seattle. In the outlying areas, it used to be sane. Now, not so much,” Mr. Beck said on his radio show Sept. 2, according to the AP. “You don’t know some of these people in Seattle … they don’t have a life. They’re out hugging salmon and setting them free.”

    S.A. Miller contributed to this report.

    Copyright 2009 The Washington Times, LLC

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/sep/25/beck-probe-of-acorn-bogus/?source=newsletter_must-read-stories-today_more_news_carousel

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, are you a bigot? What does his religion have to do with ACORN??? Seriously, what the h***???

      Are you saying that ACORN isn’t actually screwed up?

      The current president wants to give them all kinds of official powers and responsibilities when they’ve been wholeheartedly incompetent, unethical, and unlawful from the top down.

      A better question is: Why isn’t everyone questioning ACORN and the Presidents eagerness to give them official powers and responsibilities???

  32. QUESTION:
    Is FISA yet another infringement of our Constitutional rights – and giving retroactive immunity to violators?
    “(PressMediaWire) April 07, 2008 Congressman Ron Paul’s statement on the emerging surveillance bill –

    Last month, the House amended the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to expand the government’s ability to monitor our private communications. This measure, if it becomes law, will result in more warrantless government surveillance of innocent American citizens.

    Though some opponents claimed that the only controversial part of this legislation was its grant of immunity to telecommunications companies, there is much more to be wary of in the bill. In the House version, Title II, Section 801, extends immunity from prosecution of civil legal action to people and companies including any provider of an electronic communication service, any provider of a remote computing service, “any other communication service provider who has access to wire or electronic communications,” any “parent, subsidiary, affiliate, successor, or assignee” of such company, any “officer, employee, or agent” of any such company, and any “landlord, custodian, or other person who may be authorized or required to furnish assistance.” The Senate version goes even further by granting retroactive immunity to such entities that may have broken the law in the past.

    The new FISA bill allows the federal government to compel many more types of companies and individuals to grant the government access to our communications without a warrant. The provisions in the legislation designed to protect Americans from warrantless surveillance are full of loopholes and ambiguities. There is no blanket prohibition against listening in on all American citizens without a warrant.

    We have been told that this power to listen in on communications is legal and only targets terrorists. But if what these companies are being compelled to do is legal, why is it necessary to grant them immunity? If what they did in the past was legal and proper, why is it necessary to grant them retroactive immunity?

    In communist East Germany , one in every 100 citizens was an informer for the dreaded secret police, the Stasi. They either volunteered or were compelled by their government to spy on their customers, their neighbors, their families, and their friends. When we think of the evil of totalitarianism, such networks of state spies are usually what comes to mind. Yet, with modern technology, what once took tens of thousands of informants can now be achieved by a few companies being coerced by the government to allow it to listen in to our communications. This surveillance is un-American.

    We should remember that former New York governor Eliot Spitzer was brought down by a provision of the PATRIOT Act that required enhanced bank monitoring of certain types of financial transactions. Yet we were told that the PATRIOT Act was needed to catch terrorists, not philanderers. The extraordinary power the government has granted itself to look into our private lives can be used for many purposes unrelated to fighting terrorism. We can even see how expanded federal government surveillance power might be used to do away with political rivals.

    The Fourth Amendment to our Constitution requires the government to have a warrant when it wishes to look into the private affairs of individuals. If we are to remain a free society we must defend our rights against any governmental attempt to undermine or bypass the Constitution.
    What do you think of this act?
    Gentle giant, by the time a law GETS in front of the Supreme Court, abuses have been going on, over all of American citizens, for years.
    mt pelio – Spitzer might disagree with you. However, that is another problem with this, the only time it will be CHALLANGED is by someone who did something wrong. Yet all of us who are doing nothing wrong are having huge databases made of information on us, and that is an invasion of privacy. It is also not noticably secure to let the government maintain databases, as the recent passport file issues with the candidates underlined (although only their prominance even made it a headline.)
    fuhbiddon, most people who ever roll over a 401K ‘wire that much money’. Why should the government be spying on it?

    • ANSWER:
      Our rights under the Fourth Amendment should not be permitted to erode, even under threat of terror. The summer of 1787 was no picnic for the contributors to and signers of the Constitution, the addition of a Bill of Rights being one of the most hotly contested issues. Many threatened (and a few made good on that threat) to walk out unless and until one was included.

      Terror can be detected and dealt with as effectively using compliant methods as by disregarding the Constitution.

      All else equal, we can be pretty darned certain of one thing: we’ll be immeasurably better off demanding that our elected servants respect and maintain those Constitutional limits.

  33. QUESTION:
    Was it a smart move for the NFL to broadcast the NE Vs NYG game all over the USA?
    NEW YORK (AP) — After weeks of insisting they wouldn’t cave in, NFL officials did just that Wednesday. Now all of America can see the Patriots’ shot at history.

    Saturday night’s game between New England and the New York Giants on the NFL Network, which is available in fewer than 40 percent of the nation’s homes with TVs, will be simulcast on CBS and NBC.

    The Patriots could become the first NFL team to go 16-0 in the regular season.

    “We have taken this extraordinary step because it is in the best interest of our fans,” commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement after the league announced it was reversing course. “What we have seen for the past year is a very strong consumer demand for NFL Network. We appreciate CBS and NBC delivering the NFL Network telecast on Saturday night to the broad audience that deserves to see this potentially historic game. Our commitment to the NFL Network is stronger than ever.”

    NFL Network spokesman Seth Palansky said officials would have no further comment Wednesday.

    The NFL had claimed that the onus of making the game widely available fell on the major cable providers with which the league has bitterly feuded. Companies such as Comcast and Time Warner have declined to carry the network as part of basic packages.

    But lawmakers have pressured the NFL to ensure more viewers could see the game. Last week, two prominent members of the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Goodell threatening to reconsider the league’s antitrust exemption.

    Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who co-wrote the letter with Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said he was “delighted” by the NFL’s concession.

    “I think it was a smart move on their part,” he said in a phone interview.

    Leahy expected to speak with Goodell again next month about the ongoing question of how many fans will be able to see games on the channel. Saturday’s matchup wraps up the NFL Network’s second season of airing live contests, with eight per year. This one and a key Thursday night game between Green Bay and Dallas last month drew widespread complaints about the lack of availability.

    “I never completely gave up hope, but I was getting a little discouraged Christmas afternoon when we still had not gotten a positive answer,” said Leahy, who added that his staff members were talking with NFL officials during the holiday.

    Local TV affiliates in the Boston, Manchester, N.H., and New York areas that were already set to simulcast the game under NFL policy will still air it. That means viewers in those markets will have four channels to choose from if they get NFL Network.

    That did not make officials at WWOR in New York happy.

    “The NFL is in clear violation of their agreement with WWOR/My9,” the station said in a statement. “We fully expect the league to honor their commitment to My9 as the exclusive free over-the-air broadcaster for Saturday’s telecast of the New England Patriots at New York Giants game.”

    Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., who had urged cable and NFL executives to settle the dispute, had a much more positive reaction to the league’s announcement.

    “I couldn’t be more thrilled that as the Patriots rush toward an historic undefeated season, football fans everywhere have won a victory of their own,” Kerry said. “With today’s announcement, the NFL showed their loyalty to the sports fans who made the NFL an empire in the first place.

    “The best news of all is that now no die-hard Pats fans will be shut out from watching their team take aim at football history,” Kerry said in a statement.

    This will be the first three-network simulcast in NFL history and the first simulcast of an NFL game since the inaugural Super Bowl in 1967, when CBS and NBC televised the meeting of the champions of the newly merged National Football League and American Football League.

    “We’re happy to accommodate the NFL’s request for a joint national simulcast of this potentially historic game to make it available to the widest possible audience,” said Dick Ebersol, NBC Universal’s chairman for sports and Olympics.

    NBC was scheduled to air “Dateline NBC” and a repeat of “Law & Order: SVU” during the time slot. CBS was set to broadcast the movie “Good Night, and Good Luck” and “48 Hours: Mysteries.”

    • ANSWER:
      The cable licenses are under the purview of the federal government and there were Senators and Representatives bringing heat on the NFL to work out a deal to get the game over regular channels. Though it may seem like a PR move for the NFL, this was a situation that could have gotten very hot for them in Washington, D.C.

      If this is the first step to prod the league and cable outlets to have the NFL Network available in all available packages, then it a great job. If not, then this controversy will continue again next year…with the great football fans being left out in the cold.

  34. QUESTION:
    Explain to me how this is okay for an American public school.?
    I go to a southern californian public high school and we students have created a club called the Social Activism Club. One of our objectives is to show movies that cause viewers to be more socially aware (i.e. Blood Diamond) and potentially cause the viewers to go out and do something about some of the horrific situatons that people of this world are in. Usually for these movies, history teachers over a miniscule amount of extra credit (like 5 points) for going to watch, but they often emphasize that we students should not go to watch the movies purely for the extra credit, but to further educate ourselves about the world we live in. Tonight, we were supposed to show the HBO film “Fast Food Nation” which is mainly about the meat industry in the USA and it actually goes inside a meat disassembly factory to show just where your meat pattie comes from. The film is rated R primarily due to some gruesome shots of the meat factory and also because the main character, an immigrant who has no where else to go for work, gets raped by the boss of the factory in order to keep her job. That part of the film has been cut out of the film by the teacher that is offering his room for the Social Activism club to use. He also is requiring all students who attend the showing to have a parental permission slip to view this rated R movie. This is required to get inside his classroom.
    One of his freshmen students complained that this is unfair because she is not allowed to watch rated R movies and therefore is at an unfair disadvantage becuase she won’t be getting the tiny amount of extra credit points. Her mom therefore called the Superintendent of our school district to complain about the matter. She said that she did not want to complain directly to the teacher becuase she believes he will treat her daughter differently in class and on grading. This teacher that she’s accusing of being biased and unfair (basically a bad teacher) is well loved teacher of the campus and has won the teacher of the year award just two years ago. The superintendent told our teacher that he cannot show the movie unless the principal allows it after viewing the movie. The principal viewed the movie and has just informed that teacher that he believes it should be shown to the students, BUT the superintendent called and decided that the school district is no longer allowing teachers to show rated R films for extra credit becuase it is “unfair.” My teacher proceeded to ask the principal that if the club members were to rent a building off campus and has no affiliation with the school and organize an event to show the movie, would it be okay? The principal said that the superintendent will, in all likelihood, say no becuase the club is school affiliated and therefore this cannot happen. Basically this means that, if we club members, as a group of friends (we are mostly all friends) organized an event, like a party, and showed the movie, it would be illegal. Isn’t the superintendent superceding his power a bit too much? scratch that, WAY too much?
    Just becuase ONE parent is not giving her child permission to view a rated R movie becuase they are very conservative christians (i’m serious, they are), her power gets to over-rule all the parents who allow their children to watch such an educational video? These are kids who actually WANT to be a part of making the world a better place. We are kids who are the leaders of tomorrow hoping to educate ourselves and help educate others in the process so we will make less mistakes compared to current leaders in the future. How is barring the teacher from even showing the film after school hours, and even off campus, right? Especially in the US where we pride ourselves on freedom and uncensorship?
    Someone explain to me how this is right. Please feel free to add to my arguments that we students and teachers should be allowed to show these films that cause viewers to become more socially aware as long as parental permission is given if the film is rated R. I’d like to read the opinions of the people.
    On average, for these movie events, over thirty kids attend the showings. All the kids who will be attending tonight (we will be deciding on a PG-13 documentary) have permission slips signed by their parents.
    I have offered up my house for the showing becuase it is close to the school, but I doubt that’ll be possible or much appreciated by my mother. The offering up the house thing also counts as “renting an off campus building” which the principal thinks the superintendent will try and stop.
    We will be trying to get one of the teachers to speak out for us as well seing as she is a former mayor and holds a place on our city council or something like that.
    Angeles, as much as I don’t like to admit it, there is a very small percentage of high school students of my generation that will voluntarily pick up a TIME magazine or Newsweek magazine and read about today’s issues. All the kids of the social activism club are willing to do this and do read TIME/Newsweek/Newspapers on a weekly basis, but we put movies on for kids who AREN’T like us. For the kids who need an incentive, who need a spark to start the leader in them, and so we use the incentive of cinema. Plus, there are plenty of things that you get from movies that you cannot get from reading or lectures. Pictures of cows getting disassembled is not as strong of an image as seeing the actual process in action, on the big screen. When you just read or look at pictures, there are elements where the reader must imagine things, and how are we supposed to imagine things we have never seen/smelt/heard/etc. before?

    • ANSWER:
      I can’t begin to explain how it is Okay for an American school to get away with it because it is not right. Get involved and fight the system. That is what students have been doing for decades, with results I might add.

  35. QUESTION:
    Help me respond/rebut to this political argument against Obama.?

    I went to bed last night with a very heavy weight on my chest and a distant feeling of doom eminent around the corner. Am I being a little dramatic, maybe? But did you watch any of the election results? We have voted against life and precious little children, the sanctity of marriage, belief in God, personal protection and the 2nd amendment, protecting our boarders, we voted against the free market and business and good old fashion hard work. And what about becoming self-reliant in energy?…that’s not going to happen, regardless of the fact that We (America) are the Saudi Arabia of Coal. Obama says he will “bankrupt” anyone who chooses to exercise the right to develop clean coal or any type of coal energy. We have traded in all those things that make our country great for the Marxist views of Obama, his supporters and his radical acquaintances. Yes, I just called him a Marxist, and I meant it, I’ve studied the theories of Karl Marx in detail, so I’m not just throwing around the term as a buzz word. He is a Marxist. Is there anything good about Obama? Sure, as a person I’m sure he is a good man, father and husband. I think he’ll do great things for our foreign relations and I do think it’s great that our country is in a place that we can elect a black president, I love it, in fact…I just don’t want it to be this black president, not this man. He’s full of lies and empty promises. While he spins his eloquent rhetoric of the “ideal” society he will spend trillions more in money we don’t have, and open our boarders for terrorists and radicals to take over and tax away all the hard earned money of those who work hard to make this country better, he’ll destroy our quality health care and it will be rationed away like food-stamps. Can anyone, ANYONE, out there name a single socialized country where their healthcare works? (I could go on all day on this topic, so maybe I’ll just save it for it’s very own post). I’ve been told by some that this is mean-hearted…well to that I say, Americans are the most generous and giving people in the world. Allow us to stay that way, let us be generous and give and help and provide…don’t hand it over to the government to ruin. Because they will, you just watch. I know hundreds of doctors that give away their treatment and help to those truly in need, and I’m sure there are thousands more out there that I don’t know that do the same. Millions of people donate their time to help at charities. People are donating to the food-banks and DI type donation centers all the time. All these charities are run by individuals or companies NOT affiliated with the government, and they WORK. If we start handing all those responsibilities over to the government to take care of…these charities will go by the wayside. It’s happened in Europe, Asia and Australia. Think about it. Is there any country more charitable than here? Why do you think that is. For example: why would a Doctor or a Dentist give away his service’s to help the needy when he’s already required to give away all of his service for a government decided salary? And, how do you decide who is in need?…with lots of paperwork, lines and regulations. Look at the tax system if you have any doubt!

    ‘You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen
    the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by
    discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage
    payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away men’s initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.’ – Abraham Lincoln

    On another note. From a religious standpoint we know that we are living in the last days. The decay of our morals and values is a good sign of that. BUT we still must stand up for the things that are right, like the right to life, the sanctity of marriage and so on…because no one else will. I don’t condone people who live a different lifestyle than I do, and I don’t think anyone should – but I do think that we must stand as an example of those things that Christ lived for…and died for. (And we should vote in support of those values as well) Because in these coming days when “everything goes”, it’s going to be really easy to just fall in step with the norm so as not to ruffle any feathers. I honestly believe that is what happened in this election (and I’m not just talking on a national level, it happened on a local level all across the country with many of the politicians put into office) people fell for the popularity and excitement surrounding the candidates and never bothered to look at what they actually stood for. ***I disagree, I need help proving her little rant is over exaggerated and false. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Leaving out the several clear distortions (ie Obama did not say he would bankrupt anything…saying that they would BE bankrupted by regulations, is not the same thing….)

      Most important.. NO ONE voted against life. At the risk of alienating many people.. the US is not a Christian nation. The country was FOUNDED on the right to independence of religion, and that is reflected in the Constitution. I AM NOT “pro abortion”.. I am PRO CONSTITUTION. And that might not make sense to many. The US legal system is set up that the Supreme court has the authority to define laws, by the Constitution. Would it make any sense for the Supreme Court to justify a law on the basis of Jewish law? or Islamic law? The same has to apply to (what some interpret) as Christian law.
      Yet many pro life persons clearly want, intend, and hope to overturn the ruling of Roe vs Wade. BASED ON THEIR PERSONAL RELIGIOUS INTERPRETATION. Enough flag waving.. that, right there, is not what I see as Patriotism. Exactly the opposite, in my mind. It even goes so far as many Conservatives who spout that if you don’t believe what they believe.. you are not “really” a Christian.
      Sorry.. I define my relationship with God, one on one. And my right to do so, is what is protected in this country.
      If this person thinks that independent charities are taking care of the hungry in this country.. that is a joke.
      Yes.. I agree that this is hysteria, backed up by a fervent conviction that ONLY HER PERSPECTIVE is the “right” one, and anyone else outside of that is EVIL.
      Is that not why people fled England in the 1600s, and MOVED to America, in the first place?

  36. QUESTION:
    A question about copyright?
    This is pretty technical, so kudos to anyone who can answer. Here’s the thing, I’m an amateur artist and I want to post some stuff of mine on a small website, a comic book to be precise. Also on this website would be several “how to draw” tutorials, and I wanted to use some of my characters as examples for cartooning. More then just step by step pictures I wanted to post videos as well, but through an external site for the sake of host space. Copyright is a funny thing you know, and with the long terms of service on every web based service today a few terms looked like loopholes to me. The TOS stated the following on copyright: “…by submitting Content to [company], you hereby grant [company] a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the Content in connection with the Service and [company]‘s (and its successors’ and affiliates’) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels.”

    It’s that “derivative works” part that gets me, because it sounds to me like that’s granting an intellectual license over the work. The TOS states later that such license would expire after the content was removed from the service, but states nothing exclusively about the status of the “derivative works” at such point; though it is implied that they would cease to be shown as well.

    So here’s the question: In the event that I post a “how to draw” video of one of my characters from my comic, would use of that character in a drawing/comic/cartoon done by this company, or one of it’s partners, be considered a “derivative work”? My fear is that if, by some great chance, my little hobby comic becomes famous that this company would be able to publish “derivative works” of my characters if the “how to” videos were still on their service at that time. If that’s the case, my precious little guys and gals could appear on the internet doing all sorts of out of character things and I wouldn’t be able to do a darn thing about it!

    One thing folks. Please don’t post the obvious solution as an answer, ie: “If you’re that worried about it just don’t use your characters.” It’s inescapable. Everywhere I look I keep running into the same legal jargon, not just on this service but lots others as well. I want to post my work where people can see it, but I don’t want to do it at the risk of my copyright. And I know also that such underhanded theft isn’t the reason why this language is used, but all I want to know is COULD it be used this way if someone was of a mind to?

    • ANSWER:
      Some sites do not include the sublicensable and transferable license, and you are (in theory) only granting rights to other subscribers of that service to download and view your works (not further modify and republish for their own purposes). This goes without saying on most sites because the “whole idea” of posting something is to give the host company a license to give an “implied license” to other users to download whatever you upload, but only one copy for their personal non-commercial use.

      Also note that these licenses do not usually include the words, “irrevocable” or “in perpetuity”, which would signal that you can never revoke your license. As you say, some do agree to take steps to prevent further “distribution” of your works once you have deleted them or marked them “private” or whatever. You can almost ALWAYS revoke a license in which the licensee has no expectation of quasi-ownership of your future rights (i.e., once we have it, you’re never getting it back).

      It may be important to watch for the words “non-exclusive” as well, as some distributors may not realize that exclusive license of copyright also gives them the right to sue infringers of YOUR copyright — not a place you want to be.

      On a different note, if and when your works become famous enough that you can pay white-shoe lawyers to bash infringers, the defendant has the burden of proving the affirmative defense of “license”.

  37. QUESTION:
    Which online business idea should I pick?
    Hello. I would like to start an online business/company over the summer. My goal is to eventually make six or more figures a year. I have two ideas which I think could be really profitable. The problem is, I was quoted 40-50 thousand to make each site (except for the other business ideas). I just dont have that kind of money to even build one site. I will list the ideas below, and could you please tell me which idea you think is more profitable. How should I go about building the site? Should I hire someone on craigslist, rent a coder, etc.? Or should I try to build it my self? What should I use? I dont know programming or coding or web design.

    1. My first idea is a website where users can submit original songs and other users can listen, rate, comment, share, and chat with other users. Users could also create a page where they could post info, and find new band members. I like this idea since the only competition is www.purevolume.com. PureVolume is making 0 a day! If I make a better site, why can’t i make that or more? I would sell ad space on the site. Accounts would be free, but if the site became big enough, I would create a pro membership that costs money in addition to the free account. If you think this idea could be profitable, how should I go about creating the site? I got quoted 40-50k to build by a web design firm. Should I use Kickapps which lets you create a social network site where user submit content (videos, MUSIC, videos etc.) for a small fee? Should I hire a developer on rent a coder?

    2. My second idea is a website where users could post, list, sell, buy, auction, and trade websites. An ebay or amazon marketplace for websites. Users would post the site link with info and a snapshot and price, and other users would buy the site if they wanted to. I would take a small 4% commision from the sale. I would also sell ad space on the website. This website has some competition such as websitebroker.com, flippa.com, and sitepoint.com, but the potential is huge, and there is room for another player. If you think this site is profitable, how should I build it? Should I hire someone or build it myself. If build it myself, how should I build it?

    3. My third idea is to sign up for resellerdynamics. You pay 00 to them and they give you liscense to re sell there website building software on your own website and charge fees per month. they were reviewed in small business opportunity mag as a good opportunity and bbb says they are legit.

    4. My last idea is to make a website with lots of articles, reviews, comparisons, etc. on cell phones. I would also sign up to be an affiliate with verizon, att, sprint, etc., and sell phones on my site. I know there are a lot of competition out there such as phonearena, phonedog, cnet, and mobiledia, but each site doest the same thing as the other site, and they all are making great money. By the way, is a website like this or a website in general considered a company? Could you be a CEO of the company that runs the website. Like if I call the site www.sprocketfish.com, could I make a company called Sprocketfish Inc. that runs the website and could I be CEO of Sprocketfish Inc.?

    I really want to make one of these websites with as low startup as possible. I know I would have to market like crazy and do site matinence, but please help me. My parents think i should do a business like normal teens where you mow the lawn, babysit, etc, but I really want to do online business and hopefully make a good living. I think my sites ideas have potential. Which idea should I do? Which idea is more profitable? Even if you think they are not profitable, which would you choose if you had to? How should I build it?

    Thanks!

    PS, I am becoming a dealer at Kaeser and Blair and selling promotinal products to get me some startup cash for my online companies (websites).

    Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      Easy methode to make money online,is use PPI
      you can read here http://makemoneyonline5.notlong.com/

  38. QUESTION:
    Which online business idea should I pick?
    Hello. I would like to start an online business/company over the summer. My goal is to eventually make six or more figures a year. I have two ideas which I think could be really profitable. The problem is, I was quoted 40-50 thousand to make each site (except for the other business ideas). I just dont have that kind of money to even build one site. I will list the ideas below, and could you please tell me which idea you think is more profitable. How should I go about building the site? Should I hire someone on craigslist, rent a coder, etc.? Or should I try to build it my self? What should I use? I dont know programming or coding or web design.

    1. My first idea is a website where users can submit original songs and other users can listen, rate, comment, share, and chat with other users. Users could also create a page where they could post info, and find new band members. I like this idea since the only competition is www.purevolume.com. PureVolume is making 0 a day! If I make a better site, why can’t i make that or more? I would sell ad space on the site. Accounts would be free, but if the site became big enough, I would create a pro membership that costs money in addition to the free account. If you think this idea could be profitable, how should I go about creating the site? I got quoted 40-50k to build by a web design firm. Should I use Kickapps which lets you create a social network site where user submit content (videos, MUSIC, videos etc.) for a small fee? Should I hire a developer on rent a coder?

    2. My second idea is a website where users could post, list, sell, buy, auction, and trade websites. An ebay or amazon marketplace for websites. Users would post the site link with info and a snapshot and price, and other users would buy the site if they wanted to. I would take a small 4% commision from the sale. I would also sell ad space on the website. This website has some competition such as websitebroker.com, flippa.com, and sitepoint.com, but the potential is huge, and there is room for another player. If you think this site is profitable, how should I build it? Should I hire someone or build it myself. If build it myself, how should I build it?

    3. My third idea is to sign up for resellerdynamics. You pay 00 to them and they give you liscense to re sell there website building software on your own website and charge fees per month. they were reviewed in small business opportunity mag as a good opportunity and bbb says they are legit.

    4. My last idea is to make a website with lots of articles, reviews, comparisons, etc. on cell phones. I would also sign up to be an affiliate with verizon, att, sprint, etc., and sell phones on my site. I know there are a lot of competition out there such as phonearena, phonedog, cnet, and mobiledia, but each site doest the same thing as the other site, and they all are making great money. By the way, is a website like this or a website in general considered a company? Could you be a CEO of the company that runs the website. Like if I call the site www.sprocketfish.com, could I make a company called Sprocketfish Inc. that runs the website and could I be CEO of Sprocketfish Inc.?

    I really want to make one of these websites with as low startup as possible. I know I would have to market like crazy and do site matinence, but please help me. My parents think i should do a business like normal teens where you mow the lawn, babysit, etc, but I really want to do online business and hopefully make a good living. I think my sites ideas have potential. Which idea should I do? Which idea is more profitable? Even if you think they are not profitable, which would you choose if you had to? How should I build it?

    Thanks!

    PS, I am becoming a dealer at Kaeser and Blair and selling promotinal products to get me some startup cash for my online companies (websites).

    Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      I choose my answer to be the fourth idea that is affiliate marketing with the help of articles reviews and sell phones.

      Affiliate marketing makes you rich overnight if you choose products properly and advertise them in the related websites to the targeted users.

      Accompany your business with email marketing then your wish to make a six figure income per year is a piece of cake.

  39. QUESTION:
    Which online business idea should I pick?
    Hello. I would like to start an online business/company over the summer. My goal is to eventually make six or more figures a year. I have two ideas which I think could be really profitable. The problem is, I was quoted 40-50 thousand to make each site (except for the other business ideas). I just dont have that kind of money to even build one site. I will list the ideas below, and could you please tell me which idea you think is more profitable. How should I go about building the site? Should I hire someone on craigslist, rent a coder, etc.? Or should I try to build it my self? What should I use? I dont know programming or coding or web design.

    1. My first idea is a website where users can submit original songs and other users can listen, rate, comment, share, and chat with other users. Users could also create a page where they could post info, and find new band members. I like this idea since the only competition is www.purevolume.com. PureVolume is making 0 a day! If I make a better site, why can’t i make that or more? I would sell ad space on the site. Accounts would be free, but if the site became big enough, I would create a pro membership that costs money in addition to the free account. If you think this idea could be profitable, how should I go about creating the site? I got quoted 40-50k to build by a web design firm. Should I use Kickapps which lets you create a social network site where user submit content (videos, MUSIC, videos etc.) for a small fee? Should I hire a developer on rent a coder?

    2. My second idea is a website where users could post, list, sell, buy, auction, and trade websites. An ebay or amazon marketplace for websites. Users would post the site link with info and a snapshot and price, and other users would buy the site if they wanted to. I would take a small 4% commision from the sale. I would also sell ad space on the website. This website has some competition such as websitebroker.com, flippa.com, and sitepoint.com, but the potential is huge, and there is room for another player. If you think this site is profitable, how should I build it? Should I hire someone or build it myself. If build it myself, how should I build it?

    3. My third idea is to sign up for resellerdynamics. You pay 00 to them and they give you liscense to re sell there website building software on your own website and charge fees per month. they were reviewed in small business opportunity mag as a good opportunity and bbb says they are legit.

    4. My last idea is to make a website with lots of articles, reviews, comparisons, etc. on cell phones. I would also sign up to be an affiliate with verizon, att, sprint, etc., and sell phones on my site. I know there are a lot of competition out there such as phonearena, phonedog, cnet, and mobiledia, but each site doest the same thing as the other site, and they all are making great money. By the way, is a website like this or a website in general considered a company? Could you be a CEO of the company that runs the website. Like if I call the site www.sprocketfish.com, could I make a company called Sprocketfish Inc. that runs the website and could I be CEO of Sprocketfish Inc.?

    I really want to make one of these websites with as low startup as possible. I know I would have to market like crazy and do site matinence, but please help me. My parents think i should do a business like normal teens where you mow the lawn, babysit, etc, but I really want to do online business and hopefully make a good living. I think my sites ideas have potential. Which idea should I do? Which idea is more profitable? Even if you think they are not profitable, which would you choose if you had to? How should I build it?

    Thanks!

    PS, I am becoming a dealer at Kaeser and Blair and selling promotinal products to get me some startup cash for my online companies (websites).

    Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      Music sharing site

  40. QUESTION:
    What can I do to start making money on the Internet fast?
    I need some genuine insight and details on how you got STARTED to making that first or 0 on the Internet. What are some real genuine and HONEST ways of making money on the Internet?

    Please, don’t be vague like create blogs or websites with unique interesting content and earn money through affiliate marketing or contextual advertising (Adsense, Adbrite, YPN, etc). I really want details on how YOU got STARTED to become successful making money on the Internet.

    Please do not recommend me filling out surveys or PTC (Paid-to-Click) sites. You can hardly make any decent money out of FREE surveys which takes a good amount of time just to make a lousy dollar. Believe me. I have tried with several “top notch” sites like CashCrate and others. I do not want to go this route.

    I want to make a decent living off of the Internet working full time even putting in 10 additional hours every week.

    Where can I do keyword research and search volume research to come up with niche ideas for websites? Overture Keyword Tool no longer exists. I need a good free keyword tool besides Google’s Adwords keyword tool. I heard Google’s keyword tool really doesn’t give accurate results. What did you do to come up with your niche ideas?

    I assume most Internet entrepreneurs make money through multiple streams of Internet incomes through affiliate marketing, contextual advertising, multiple websites (sometimes in mass quantity) domaining (buying & selling domain names), Forex investing. List other ideas as well.

    Thank you. I would really appreciate your help.

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot of ways to earn money on the net. Just fine the method you’re most comfortable with, and the hardwork involved would just be nothing. I can provide a few sites that may help you.

      In case you change your mind about PTC sites, here’s a site that teaches how to get started with Paid-to-Click (PTC) programs on the net:

      http://www.squidoo.com/paypal-ptc-sites

      If you want to earn by making your own website, earning from ads and affiliate marketing, this site teaches just that. It’s so easy to learn, but takes quite some effort and a LOT of ideas:

      http://www.ThirtyDayChallenge.com/challenge/23534

      And lastly, a good site that allows you to find jobs as a freelancer — data entry, programming, copyreading, etc.

      http://tinyurl.com/5srqow

  41. QUESTION:
    I am a Conservative and it’s not fair how people judge me. Am I really a ‘Wicked Tory’?
    Ok I consider myself a Liberal Conservative. I don’t agree with every Conservative policy out there but I find myself affiliated with them because of the following. Firstly I don’t think it makes me such a ‘Wicked Evil Tory’. I prefer to look at the Social Philosophy of a Political Party’s Ideology because in some Situations the country is placed in you often have to twist and modify to adapt to the change. Here is why I find myself voting for a Conservative government as I consider myself Centre Right.
    - Self reliance
    - Responsibility.
    - Strong community
    - Family
    - Sustainability
    - Morality, Ethical values
    - Make work pay (rewarding the hard working. Support those who want to find work and pursue a forfilling career).
    - Free market
    - Supporting those who NEED it not this benefit culture of spongers who are very well capable of working but just choose not to. NEETs.
    - Less state intervention in everyday peoples lives.
    -Two fingers and a BIG NO to a BIG NANNY STATE.
    -I love our European neighbours, such rich cultures.. of course im all for cultural exchange, multicultural society and trade. A Political union is not necessary and hurts Sovereignty for those countries in the EU. No to a United States of Europe. Or it least hold a referendum for the British public, we had one on the EEC (Trade) not the EU (Political Integration). I don’t think the way the EU is run is very democratic at all. Its being imposed all over Europe and is about Protectionism within Europe. Not open to the good points of Globalisation and it is very prejudice towards those outside of the EU.
    - Tuition fee’s? Im for the rise because I don’t believe the tax payer should pay for MY degree. I am responsible for it not them. Why should a Lorry driver without a degree pay for mine? I don’t think my parents should pay for it but I understand for others your parents mightl I mean you could pay them back 0% interest :) .
    Here’s whats happening
    - Students will still get a loan to cover the entire amount of the fees, meaning they won’t have to put up any of the money themselves.
    - Students still won’t have to pay back the loan until they are earning a certain amount.
    - If the student’s salary goes up so does the amount they pay back (the same as now), however if their salary goes down they will also pay less or none if it goes below the threshold again.
    - After X amount of years (25-30, I’m not sure) the remainder is written off.

    At the end of the day, when you reach the age to go to UNI you are an adult and I believe adults should have responsibility towards their Degree, finance etc and not rely on the state so much (taxpayer’s money). I believe the rise in tuition fee’s is fairer to the taxpayer
    . In fact it isn’t even a rise it’s just shifting the bill from the taxpayer to the Individual. In fact students have it better than some countries, it least there is a cap at £9000. You’ll be an adult, take responsibility. The loans are very flexible. Sure you’ll have a bit of debt but depending on your income you’ll only pay back certain amount per month as long as you’re employed earning more than £23k. If you become unemployed you stop repaying until you’re employed again. After something like 30 years and not payed it off it’s written off. If you want a degree you should pay for it as it is your responsibility not everybody else’s. Look at this hardship in a positive light. Most of you are capable of being successful and holding your own burden of responsibility to become a forfilled independent adult who can put so much more back into society. That is why I am not protesting against these rises. It could be so much worse but it seems flexible and fair to me. Well thats my opinion :)

    Sure while we’re growing up we tend to take a lot from society (Parents, State education, health care, no taxes etc). Once we’ve grown up we give back soo much more to society than we ever took out. I don’t mean just monetary wise. We take a lot out till we’re Young adults then we give back so much more till we reach our ripe old age. Which in itself is good for a nationwide community :) . Think of like society has a small investment in young people and society gets a huge return in years to come.

    Am I really a ‘Wicked Tory’. I look onto the left side of Politics too and try to understand, in fact I do agree with some things such as Minimum wage which is a great example… I consider myself Open minded which is why I don’t HATE lefties, I disagree with them mostly but I respect their opinion im sure they have reason for believing it, in fact I’ve learnt from some of their things. Only little though. I am 17 and I have noticed most young people are Lib dem or Labour which is a shame I wish they looked at the Philosophy of Ideology behind Political Parties :/.
    I’d like to add I am not rich.
    I have always had Statde Education. Parents are Conservative (Mum is a teaching assistant public secotr) My dad is a Lorry Driver. I am not rich and we’re living fine we have what is essential and often more for luxuries. Im grateful for what I have. :)
    I understand there are complex cases and im all for going into them a lot deeper. I was labelled a lost cause when I was a child, I rose to become a successful A level student because I was driven by motivation and determination and I surprised everyone from going from a dunce to way above average. I understand some people are incapable and do need support. Give them support yes but also support them in a way to become independent and successful, it’s worth a try rather than assuming they are at a loss. I don’t think everything is simple simples, A lot things have to be in depth, as it is very important and I like that at times. I just think people deserve a chance to let loose and grow by themselves, if they can’t and are incapable then thats when intervention is needed rather than assuming the worst of people from the start and being a nanny state 24/7 till the day you die :/.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, you’ve really thought about this. I’m glad to see that, more people should before they turn up to vote. I’m not from the UK, but I don’t judge you for what you believe. Right of centre is still centre imo, just don’t become a fascist and we’ll get along fine. Best of luck to the UK from Australia, hope you can fix your economy soon and get back to growth.

  42. QUESTION:
    What can I do to start making money on the Internet fast?
    I need some genuine insight and details on how you got STARTED to making that first or 0 on the Internet. What are some real genuine and HONEST ways of making money on the Internet?

    Please, don’t be vague like create blogs or websites with unique interesting content and earn money through affiliate marketing or contextual advertising (Adsense, Adbrite, YPN, etc). I really want details on how YOU got STARTED to become successful making money on the Internet.

    Please do not recommend me filling out surveys or PTC (Paid-to-Click) sites. You can hardly make any decent money out of FREE surveys which takes a good amount of time just to make a lousy dollar. Believe me. I have tried with several “top notch” sites like CashCrate and others. I do not want to go this route.

    I want to make a decent living off of the Internet working full time even putting in 10 additional hours every week.

    Where can I do keyword research and search volume research to come up with niche ideas for websites? Overture Keyword Tool no longer exists. I need a good free keyword tool besides Google’s Adwords keyword tool. I heard Google’s keyword tool really doesn’t give accurate results. What did you do to come up with your niche ideas?

    I assume most Internet entrepreneurs make money through multiple streams of Internet incomes through affiliate marketing, contextual advertising, multiple websites (sometimes in mass quantity) domaining (buying & selling domain names), Forex investing. List other ideas as well.

    Thank you. I would really appreciate your help.

    • ANSWER:


How To Become A Affiliate Broker

The Ebay affiliate program offers a great opportunity for online entrepreneurs to make money. With Ebay’s unique auction system you can provide customers with bargain prices and still collect a nice cut of the profits.

The bargain selections on Ebay are the reason why it’s so populer. Ebay is the only site on the internet that allows people to find quality items well below market price.

People that shop on Ebay are either looking for a good deal or hard to find collectible items. If you can find either of those two things you can make lots of money as an Ebay affiliate. But before you go around searching for things to sell you first need to know what people are looking for.

I’ve found that the best way to find out what people are looking for is to go to places where people are asking for help finding items. Classified ads are especially helpful for this task. Because often times they have sections where people go just to find items to buy. So all you have to do is put that item in front of them and you have yourself a sell.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    if someone becomes a life insurance broker how does he obtain quotes for clients?
    i am an life insurance agent but i want to convert to a broker. How would i become affiliated /connected with different life insurance cos. to provide quotes to customers/clients

    • ANSWER:
      If you have been in the Insurance field for any length of time you should already know this, but I might be able to clear away any remaining “fog” you might have.

      First, if you are a captive agent, you have to terminate your contract with the company you work for. If you are an independent agent, you have to terminate agreements you have with any and all GA’s, or MGA’s you are entered into.

      You then approach every insurance company whom you want to market their product line and sign their GA (General Agency) agreement, or MGA (Master General Agency) agreement. An MGA usually has GA’s who recruit indie’s, (independent agents) to sell for them. MGA’s provide guidance, knowledge, and experience to GA’s, who do the same for their sales force.

      To answer your origianl question, you wil be provided software, (updated via internet) that you can download to your laptop to give “instant” illustrations.

      Where are you in this matrix?
      Good luck to you.

  2. QUESTION:
    how do I become a food broker or other legitamit sales rep?
    I am trying to find a real sales product to offer,but find that nobody will give me a chance…the big food supply companies blow me off,I have 2.5 years selling trucking services,but the industry has taken such a nose dive I am looking for other lines of revenue…any ideas?And please don’t post links to mlm,network marketing,affiliate sites and the like…

    • ANSWER:
      Try Manufacturers like McCain’s, Sara Lee, Betty Sydney. Approach the companies directly.


How To Become A Affiliate

So, here’s the main problem

When people decide they want to become a singer is that they simply don’t know what to do next. Even if you have the talent to be the next big star, getting noticed by a record company, or anyone in the music industry can be tough! Many wanna-be singers don’t have the ‘inside information’, or contacts that are needed to ‘make it big’ in the music industry even though they know they have the talent to go all the way!

Don’t let your dreams pass you by

Most people sadly let their dreams of stardom pass them by without ever doing anything positive or constructive in order to achieve their goals and end up regretting later in life! It’s so easy to get caught up in the corporate ’9 to 5′ grind that dominates the modern world and miss out on doing what you really want to do. If you truly want to be a singer, believe in yourself and make that promise to yourself now that you will go for it. You will need to take positive steps, and the first positive step I want you to make is to read this entire article. I promise you won’t regret it!

First, I want to examine the top 3 ways in which many talented (and some not so talented) people, try, and fail to get noticed every year…

American Idol / X-Factor…

There can be only one American Idol / X-factor winner every year, and there are only a few people who have ever had a career longer than 1 year even after winning the competition. The person who came second is instantly forgotten. So if you are serious about a career in the music industry then you won’t want to rely on TV competitions to be your only way of getting noticed.

Demos that just get thrown away…

You can always send of stacks of demos to record companies and other people in the industry, but since everyone’s personal computer is capable of producing a ‘demo’ these days there is no real value in a demo these days. How is your demo going to stand out from the pile that these companies receive every single day? The reality is that most demos go straight in the bin when they haven’t even been listened to! Is it really worth spending lots of money on recording your demo when very few people will listen to it?

Auditions where you don’t get a chance to show your talent…

You could always go to auditions, however you are rarely given an opportunity to showcase your talent, as a judgement is made about your looks as soon as you walk in the door. Even if you are clearly the most talented singer on the day, if your look isn’t exactly what they are looking then you will be unsuccessful. These endless chain of auditions can get pretty disheartening after a while, and if you don’t live near a major city (and I mean New York, London or Los Angeles), it can get pretty costly to attend these auditions.

The thing is that record companies ARE always looking for the next big artist to come along, as this means lots of money for you and for them.

The problem is how do you get out there and get noticed…?

Imagine this…

You come off stage one evening, and one of the audience comes up to you and says, “Hi, my brother works as a manager for “some famous band” and he’s always telling me to look out for new acts that he might be able to manage. When I heard you start singing I just knew I had to tell him about you, so I phoned him up and let him listen to you sing, and he’s asked me to give you his number, can you call him tomorrow?”

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Hey guys how to know the products of an affiliate network?
    Ok Clickbank has a marketplae which allows users to search for products before they become an affiliate but others like Affiliate Window does not have a marketplace[or atleast is not showing to those who havent become affiliate].In such a casehow will I know what products are listed in that affiliate network.

    And I wish to find a CPA affiliate program dealing with health industry.Please tell me this.

    Thanks to all.XXX

    • ANSWER:
      Try Online Pharmacy

  2. QUESTION:
    How old do I have to be to become an affiliate?
    I have my own debit card with a bank account in my name but I’m 17.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to be 18 or over.

  3. QUESTION:
    how old do you have to be to become an affiliate marketer? how can you make money from a website at 16?
    im 16 and thinking of creating an informative website.can you sell things from it at 16?

    • ANSWER:
      What do you want to sell? And what is the website?
      I have just started to create a affiliate store selling TomToms using tradedoubler. I will add small adsense adverts later.

      I am not sure if you can apply for affiliate networks if you are under 18, but I would check it out before you start planning.

      If you need help just let me know.

  4. QUESTION:
    how do i become an affiliate for an online poker website?
    i heard this was a good way to make a second income, could someone give me some advice on how to go about becoming an affiliate…thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You can sign up directly to be an affiliate through the actual poker sites or join at an affiliate group.

      If you play poker start with sites you like that way when you write a review then you will have an honest opinion and in depth content which is a bonus.

      Major sites are Pokerstars, Full Tilt, Ultimate Bet, Party Poker etc and these will pay you when you refer first time sign ups who deposit money for either a one off payment or a % (usually 25 – 40%) of the rake contributed by the player for life.

      Your best bet to promote your website would be to submit your site to google, yahoo, dmoz, poker directories and also submit to lesser know directories. Forums let you leave a signature even yahoo answers will get backlinks for you.

      Exchange links with other related poker sites and update and add more pages to your website at least weekly with new content.

      Content and keywords are the major things in regards to building search engine results, better results means more visitors and hopefully more money.

      Get google analytics which helps you see how many visitors, time spent and pages visited.

      If you need any help email me through my site at http://www.otkpoker.com

  5. QUESTION:
    how do i become an affiliate?
    hi, i av read a bit on affilieting but that’s how far i went. i am highly interested in knowing more about it as i aspire to become one. please help me out with some site end if you are a member, kindly enlighten me on tje steps and benefits. thanx.

    • ANSWER:
      To make money from an affiliate program you need a website or means of promoting the website that you sign up to. Usually you will pick an affiliate program with a suitable product range or services that you can easily promote. So if you have a travel website you could choose a bed and breakfast affiliate program.

      How does it work?

      Quite simply, if you become a Book Bed and Breakfast Affiliate and a customer purchases via your link, we pay you a referral commission for bringing us that sale. It’s as easy as that!

      How do I join?

      Becoming an affiliate with Book Bed and Breakfast is quick, easy and FREE Click on the link below and register

      Google also offer affiliate opportunities for publishers through the Google Affiliate Network

      http://www.google.com/ads/affiliatenetwork/

      Good Luck

  6. QUESTION:
    I want to learn really bad. On how to become an Affiliate?
    I’ve been reading up on how to do this, But there is so much that I don’t have a clue as to where to begin, what are the most important things to learn first? Where do I begin on finding the job? Am I advertising/selling for a company? I really don’t understand but very willing to learn. Please help I’m about to pull my hair out and in-need of a little more sleep. Is there someone I can call? or a web address that has live support for this kind of job? I Did not know there was so many different types of articles on this job. I’m not sure what goes with what anymore!!! Help Please. Thank you, sunnydays kimbodanno@yahoo.com

    • ANSWER:
      Basically an affiliate promotes products for someone else. Example; “Get Rich Today” send visitors to my website and if they purchase my service or product you get a commision. Simple enough? Well its not, it is very difficult to make money but when you get going it can be very rewarding. I am an internet marketer and have been for 3 years now. I am now doing around 00 per month. This took an investment and lots of hard work. It took 2 years just to figure out that most are scams.

      Here shortly you will see people answering your question and trying to get you to sign up for surveys and other online jobs. They are trying to take your money. Just wait within 5 hours you will have people spamming your question with things like, I just started doing surveys and i make $xx.xx per month. Its really easy. Dont listen to these people. If it was easy they wouldnt tell you about it and everyone would be doing it. They earn a commision off of you just like I explained earlier.

      Sorry this is so long I just wanted to warn you against this sort of thing. I am going to tell you what i wish someone had told me. It is not easy but it is possible. The number one resource for affiliate marketing is clickbank.com. Below I will give you some links and I want you to research yourself what are legit opportunities. Taking surveys are not one of them. I am being honest with you here, I make money and I am not about to give you my secrets. No offense but anybody who is actually making a living will not tell you everything and I assure you it is not as simple as signing up on some site and “presto” your making money.

      Hope this will help you on your way!!

  7. QUESTION:
    How do I become an affiliate with ticketmaster.com? Ive been searching for places to promote tickets online.?
    Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Just apply to the Ticketmaster affiliate program

      http://www.ticketmaster.com/affiliates/

      You need to become a member of The Buy.at Network first, which manages their affiliate program

  8. QUESTION:
    how do i become an affiliate for msn messenger and msn messenger add-ons?
    looking to join an affiliate program for messenger products, specifically msn messenger. thanks

    • ANSWER:
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  9. QUESTION:
    how do u become a radio announcer or a producer of music/beats?
    i wanna become affiliated with some kind of music producing, whether its on the airwaves or actually producing beats for rappers and singers, im jus wondering how u get to actually doing that kinda stuff?

    • ANSWER:
      I was a radio announcer (its actually a really horrible job), I just did work experience at high school, then they hired me when I graduated. In my country (NZ) there is a broadcasting school if you are really serious about making a career out of it. I’m sure there must be courses you can take in your country too.

  10. QUESTION:
    I want to become an affiliate, how much do you charge to use your window?

    • ANSWER:
      Google Adsense program is free to sign up. I work from home in shorts and T-shirts and sometimes topless. I strive to create a new page for my websites everyday but I have all the freedom I need and making money 24/7 on the internet with Google Adsense and some affiliate programs. The only thing that tie me
      down is ‘how much income I want or need’. Because the more websites and traffic I have will determine how much income I can much.

      Anyone who can create websites or blogs to provide lots of good information can make money from Google Adsense. Blogger.com and Google pages lets you create blogs for free and allows you to make money too.

      You can make money by joining me or Google as a publisher and publishing Google Adsense on your websites. If someone clicks on those ads, you will earn money.

      Why sign up with me? Because we can link to each other to get more traffic and income.

      http://tashi.web.services.googlepages.com

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  11. QUESTION:
    How can I get more traffic from my site?
    My site is (somewhat) popular, I know I can become affiliates and buy ads and all, but I would like to up the traffic just a bit.
    I want to do something create, and maybe get the followers of my blog to become a part of it.
    Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Use Facebook. This could drive tons of new traffic your way. I teach people how to effectively do this on my blog at http://www.HowToGetFacebookFans.net

      One great option also is to buy fans on Facebook. You can setup a Fan page and then use this company – http://www.BuyTargetedFans.net – to bring thousands of affordable, targeted fans your way. Then just treat them exactly how you would treat an email list. Don’t spam them. But offer content that is useful to them and link back to your site. Do this, and they’ll keep coming back.

      Hope that helps.

  12. QUESTION:
    hi, i want to become an affiliate to earn bit extra cash, but how do i do a web or blog page where it goes?
    onto world wide web where i know people will see it by going through a search engine? also if not can i still be an affiliate without my own page? ie like on face book or my space,

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you can use free sources like Blogger, WordPress, Facebook & MySpace, the major drawbacks from using these free mediums is that the page doesn’t belong to you and they can delete it at any time. So if you’re making a significant amongst of money on it and you break one of their rules, they’ll suspend your account without hesitation.

      The best thing to do is to start your own site, you need to purchase a domain and a web hosting solution, I recommend (hostgator), from there you’ll need a blog engine, like WordPress, it’s very easy to set it up following the instructions given to you.

  13. QUESTION:
    How to get people to join and play a legitimate Lottery Business?
    I run a lottery business from home where people can join and play the Euro and Uk lotteries. And if they wish they can become affiliates for £4.99 and sponsering just 5 people will effectively be playing for Free. We have some members earning over £40,000 a year. My probelm is there are so many scams out there that it is in possible for pepople to belive this is for real. If its ok i would like you to take a look at my site and maybe tell me want is wrong with it and do they feel its a scam. Go To:

    http://www.v-w-d.com/mylottoteam

    Ps i am not looking for people to join just need some feed back ok.
    regards tony Welland

    • ANSWER:
      Sponsoring new people into your business is difficult at the best of times and attracting new people to your business opportunity is equally as frustrating. However, I have discovered a tried and tested method to do just that… Attract new leads, direct to your business. The information I have to offer is available to you for FREE and I have lots of other info, links and E-books also FREE. Send me an email and I will gladly forward you this info

  14. QUESTION:
    How can I find affiliates?
    I want to become affiliate with other websites and them tio become affiliate with me. It’s an acting website. But I’m open to any idea.

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    does anyone know how to set up to become an affiliate for stores such as staples to make a little extra income

    • ANSWER:

      http://www.staples.com/sbd/content/about/affiliate/index.html?cm_re=FOOTER*CORPINFO*Affiliate+Program

      this has all the info you seek directly from Staples

  16. QUESTION:
    How do I become a Sephora affiliate member?
    I got linkshare. I applied to Sephora, but it was denied. My websites I want to use is proper and clean and perfect to criteria. Does it depend if the website is parked or up and running? Does my Tax ID # have something to do with it? It’s all clean. Can you please help me get a way to run the affiliate? I emailed Sephora, but they haven’t written back, yet. Serious answers please.

    • ANSWER:
      I think you should go to a Sephora store and talk to the manager

  17. QUESTION:
    How do I become a company affiliate?
    I have very good at site designing and I am very capable of selling products on the site. What could I do to advertise to sell the products on the site for the base cost plus a premium and once I get an order, pay my affiliate company the base cost to ship to the customer?

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    I am trying to become an affiliate and I have no idea how to get started – can someone please help me? Kelly?
    I have tried for two days now to get someone to walk me thru on how to become an affiiate – I have logged onto paydot.com and I wanting to promote their products but NO one will walk me thru just one – that is all that I am asking for – after I know how to do one then I can do the rest myself- can someone help me PLEASE. I look forward to hearing from someoone

    • ANSWER:
      Here is Clickbank:

      Clickbank is a well respected market place for affiliate marketing other products. It is used by many many internet marketers including the very successful. You can see more details on the site itself. Briefly, after you have opened a free account:

      1) You review the market place and find an item that you think that you can sell. The commission rates are shown – they are usually range about 40-55% but can be more or less.
      2) Get you link to sell the item. Clickbank explains this for you. Now cloak the link so that it cannot be stolen.
      3) Write some description of the item on your web site, a review etc and then insert the link on your site.
      4) Promote your site. When someone purchases the item – they are sent through your link to the affiliate owners site who then takes the money and delivers the product.
      5) Your share then appears in ClickBank – who take out their expenses and send you a periodic check for the difference.

      Clickbank handles the payment process.

      You could also look at Clikkads.com which provides AdSense type ads using ClickBank products.

      http://www.clikkads.com

      ———————————
      Here is paydotcom.com which is owned by Mike Filisiame who is an extremely well respected and trusted marketer. (butterfly marketing)

      1) Open an affiliate account.

      The instructions for finding affiliates are on http://paydotcom.com/affiliates.php – then go to 3) above.

  19. QUESTION:
    if someone becomes a life insurance broker how does he obtain quotes for clients?
    i am an life insurance agent but i want to convert to a broker. How would i become affiliated /connected with different life insurance cos. to provide quotes to customers/clients

    • ANSWER:
      If you have been in the Insurance field for any length of time you should already know this, but I might be able to clear away any remaining “fog” you might have.

      First, if you are a captive agent, you have to terminate your contract with the company you work for. If you are an independent agent, you have to terminate agreements you have with any and all GA’s, or MGA’s you are entered into.

      You then approach every insurance company whom you want to market their product line and sign their GA (General Agency) agreement, or MGA (Master General Agency) agreement. An MGA usually has GA’s who recruit indie’s, (independent agents) to sell for them. MGA’s provide guidance, knowledge, and experience to GA’s, who do the same for their sales force.

      To answer your origianl question, you wil be provided software, (updated via internet) that you can download to your laptop to give “instant” illustrations.

      Where are you in this matrix?
      Good luck to you.

  20. QUESTION:
    How do auto clubs add towing companies to their network?
    I am starting a towing company and want to know how we can become affiliated with triple A, geico, etc. and be called on when their customers need roadside assistance.

    • ANSWER:
      Be careful with auto clubs….AAA, although great for the stranded motorist, is not so good for the service provider.

      If you are starting a towing company, get on PD and Sheriff rotation lists, and get an agreement with your local dealers.

      or…..create a local auto club, for local dealers, that only you service.

  21. QUESTION:
    How can i get people to sign up for a website that i became a affiliate with?
    I became an affiliate with a free online survey company where people get paid for taking surveys. And for every 1000 points they get 10.00 dollars from the surveys. But i get a 150 points i get someone to sign up using the link they gave me to put on a website or blog. What is the best way I could do this so i know people are reading it and getting it? And what is the best way to get a lot of people to sign up and use it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Coheed, It looks like you have a Marketing issue. I’m going to answer your question with a little training mixed in.

      1. Do you have an affiliate link? If so, that’s what you need to direct people to your site so you can get credit for the sale or points or what ever. If you don’t know where it is ask the company.

      2. Who is your target market? If you’re selling weight loss products your target market is people who want to lose weight. If you’re marketing a Free Online Survey Company, your target market could be…

      Stay at home moms/dads
      people that want to work from home
      people that are home bound
      students that need part time work

      “Everyone is not your prospect.”

      3. What is your marketing vehicle? Write a Blog, Squidoo Lens or use Twitter to attract your target market. Don’t know anything about Blogs or Squidoo? My source will help.

      4. Try link exchanges. At Link exchanges people (like yourself) market their links – in exchange – to show your links.

      5. Get marketing training, I can’t stress this enough, I’ve failed for years and lost thousands of dollars trying to figure out Internet Marketing, but with the training and insight I’ve acquired it’s changed my world.

      I hope that helped.

      DerrickJones19 <=== Google me

  22. QUESTION:
    I’m going to create a blog and need advice on becoming an affiliate to sites to promote products. Advice?
    I have an idea to promote specialty products that I’ve found on several sites, including on-line catalog types and corporations. How do I connect with executives to become an affilitate or distributor? Also, I’ve been advised to go for distributor, because there is a higher profit margin, but I don’t want to have hands-on delivery or liability problems. Any advice from some pros out there? Edie B.

    • ANSWER:
      I found lots of good information here.

  23. QUESTION:
    How to become a successful affiliate on Clickbank!?
    I Just started doing this. I don’t know how to generate traffic to the websites and have them purchase products or services. I need some help. Anyone who wouldn’t mind teaching me how to become a successful affiliate, my email is : edbt_zuk@hotmail.com

    • ANSWER:
      We’ve all been where you are, it is depressing to fail at making an affiliate sale, but don’t worry there’s hope. First, Click bank provides considerable guidance on promoting products as an affiliate and this is helpful. To really make it in affiliate marketing there is a great program that teaches an affiliate step by step to become an affiliate. This takes a newbie by the hand and shows them how to make their first sale and ultimately commissions on Click Bank. You can find more info about the program here at http://www.slideshare.net/Curtlectual/affiliate-markerting-success . Best of luck making your first affiliate sale.

  24. QUESTION:
    How can I learn how to be a super affiliate marketer for free?
    I really want to learn the ends and outs of affiliate marketing but it seems like everywhere I search for well rounded information for beginners they want you to spend money on they’re package that might not even work or they charge you a arm and a leg (and it still might not work). Where can i find free information about becoming an affiliate marketer?

    • ANSWER:
      You might find this site useful –

      http://www.affiliatecavern.com/

      It only lists free to join affiliate programs, and gives an overview of affiliate marketing techniques for free.

      In the long-run, as with any business, you will probably need to invest money if you want to make a go of it (for example, if you want a decent web site and domain name, you have to pay for them)… and as with any business, there is a risk that you may not succeed and may not make money.

  25. QUESTION:
    How do you become a visa processing business?
    I work for a travel agency and we would like to process visas for our clients travel to China, India, etc. What needs to happen to become an affiliated visa processing service?
    We are looking to process the Travel visa’s that are obtained from each counties consulate.
    Is there a regulated procedure that needs to be followed…

    • ANSWER:
      Just go on the web and look for a credit card processing company. There are tons of them. We use NPC.

      They give you the on-line application, software to run cards, etc. All you need is the bank account for the money to go into.

      Expect to personally guarantee the receipts.

  26. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to become an Ebay affiliate?
    I signed up for the Ebay affiliate program last Friday. How long should it take to get accepted?

    • ANSWER:
      Typically it is immediate …if you have had a website up and running for 2 years. If not, then you could purchase a website that has been running for two years.

      If this is not possible, then create your own -and hey, this could just be a simple blog with a few post.

      Have you gotten any education on this? I would if I were you, before you just jump in. Even if they approve you, you need to get some expert coaching.

      It is pretty simple and there are lots of people who will walk you through the process. Don’t go it alone though. Get some education on it.

      I would recommend going to this site:

      http://moneystartsystems.com/sell_on_ebay_page_1.html

      Here, there are several training guides that can get you educated fast and walk you through. They typically provide step by step instruction. You can visit this guides and find out which one suits you.

      Hope this helps!

  27. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me how I might become an affiliated member of the GCCF?
    I understand I need to become a member before I can apply for my own prefix.

    • ANSWER:
      I am not sure what you mean by a “prefix” but my cats are all registered with the US CFA.
      To be registered they have to have a pedigree. You cannot create a pedigree. Here, in the US my cats have a pedigree going back many,many generations. When I adopted them I was given an application for registration from the original breeder. Without the certificate i cannot have them registered.
      You have to ‘prove’ their pedigree.
      I am not sure if this answers your question.

      PS if you are referring to a breeder name and number. All you have to do is apply and present 3 name choices of your cattery. They will not allow duplicate names. Send in the required monies and they will notify you if your 1st choice name is allowed. If not the next non-duplicate name is used.
      But good luck.

  28. QUESTION:
    I am thinking of becoming an affiliate by advertising products on my Blog. I want to start an online business.?
    Can anyone show me where I can find good products? And or show me how to write a good blog to get a lot of attention. I know there are ways to make money online without any out of pocket cash, and that is what I am looking for. Because I feel why spend money to make someone else some money. Can you help me in any way shape or form?
    Thanks. God bless you.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, everyone works differently, but I work best by getting a book from the library, or a bookstore, or even borrowing one, reading it, and just trying it out on my own.

      You can hire a tutor, use a book, online tutorials, ask others you know who are programmers to help, etc.

  29. QUESTION:
    Do you know the reliable and profitable affiliate programs?
    I need an expert’s advice.
    They say: Become an affiliate. It is easy. Come and join for free.
    There are so many affiliate programs nowadays i.e.opportunities. How to choose from?
    Tell me please If you got positive experience. Perhaps, anyone worked with this very program: http://tinyurl.com/2uygows. Is it good or bad?
    Anyhow, I’d like to ask you to point out several best and ease to use programs?
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    Fans of the undertaker, how long and from when to when, was he the american badass?
    I am a fan of his but not a fanatic, I was watching some match’s on YouTube. when I saw a promo, with him wearing a support nomads shirt. I also saw him wearing what looked like, a support 81 shirt on him. I thought he was an lone wolf, or independent biker. Did he become affiliated with a club and when?

    • ANSWER:
      when he returned from injury he was the American badass from 2000-2001, Then from 2001-2003 he was Big Evil

  31. QUESTION:
    How do you advertise your affiliate links?
    I became an affiliate with clickbank.com and want to know how to advertise my links so I can start making sales.

    • ANSWER:
      The best way is to learn how to position your links in front of those seeking what you have to offer. One of the greatest ways is to build a related website with valuable content that will attract natural traffic from the search engines.

      It goes along with the old saying ” Don’t put the cart before the horse.”

      BEST WISHES!

  32. QUESTION:
    In order to be an affiliate, a website is needed. Well, i want to know that how can i make my own website?
    Can i learn website making online? If i make a website what should i add on that in order become an affiliate? Please help me with this.

    • ANSWER:
      Step 1: Get a domain and hosting

      Go here: http://www.heaven4affiliates.com/hostgator
      Register a domain and pick out a hosting package. This is the best hosting online and probably the cheapest.

      Step 2: Create a site

      Once you have your hosting account, you can use the one-click-install option and create a Easy-to-manage site that you can modify and alter without much technical knowledge. You also get free video tutorials that guide you each step of the way.

      The feature used here is called Fantastico. It is an incredible tool that comes with the hosting account.

      Step 3: Join some free affiliate programs

      Decide what kind of product you want to sell and join some affiliate programs that offer what you want to sell. My suggestion would be to joi SFI Marketing Group. It has 1000′s of different products to choose from and it’s absolutely amazing.

      Check it out here:

      http://www.sfiteamsite.com/sfi.html

      Step 4: Create content for your site

      Write about the products that you promote, write reviews or just share something of interest to your potential costumers.

      I hope you find this helpful!

  33. QUESTION:
    do you have faith in home base business? and is there any profit to become financially free>
    i’ve checked out a few websites which make it look like a piece of cake to make money of their home base internet business,the bad news lots of them have a start up of a few hundred dollars,and that’s hard for lots individuals>i’ve just started my home base business by becoming an affiliate of a website which sales surveillance cameras ,all i had to do was build my own website .so do you have a sucess story or a nightmare regarding home base internet business.also any suggestion on how to attract more traffic to my website.

    • ANSWER:
      I do not know how to do this. You have to be able to have your site come up on the first page when someone searches for surveillance cameras. Try related terms as well. Try security, cameras, home security, the brand name of the camera. Have another product or products as well… diversify!!!!

  34. QUESTION:
    Trying to learn everything I can about becoming an Affiliate?
    I am very interested in it, although I have never done this. Just looking for some advise on how to OR what to really start with, or how to do it forsure. I’ve been surfing and got some answers Just not sure what tostart with first or to learn first since there is so much. Any Ideas I sure could use some great Advice. Thanks much. And Thankyou for some suggestions from the other answers I got. P.S. not even sure if this is the right colum to ask? I already did business and finance. sunnydays
    kimbodanno@yahoo.com

    • ANSWER:
      I think the best industry to become involved in as an affiliate is the gaming industry (bingo, casino, poker, skill games, sportsbooks).

      If you would like to get started as a gaming affiliate, please read my article entitled “Seven Tips for Choosing an Online Gaming Affiliate Program”. It not only contains tips, but also my 12 recommened gaming affiliate programs:

      http://theonlinecasinogamblingdirectory.com/7ogaptips.htm

      Email me directly if you have any questions.

      Robert

  35. QUESTION:
    how do i become an internet affiliate and any good web site to register with?
    i will like to have an internet business

    • ANSWER:
      Becoming successful at affiliate marketing on the net requires acquiring some skulls. It is not as easy as some self proclaimed guru’s claim. Your efforts will be simplified through studying what affiliate marketing is about. There are thousands of products and services that you can market through affiliate marketing. I would focus on an area that fits your interests. The web host that I use for business has a great web page built around the topic of affiliate marketing. There are many useful tips and facts about affiliate marketing on the site. http://affiliatemarketing.sitesell.com/UnstoppableDreams.html

      BEST WISHES!

  36. QUESTION:
    How Much Does It Cost to Become a Television Network Affiliate?
    I wanted Some Information on How Much It costs To become A NBC ABC FOX CBS CW Or MY Network Affiliate!!
    Ok some more info This is for a school Project that I’m working on but I can’t find any informations on This like say a mid media market like Seattle or Miami I wanted to know if they charge like a fee or take a percentage of commercial Revenu or if the affiliates have to pay for programs please Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Call one of your local affiliate stations, tell them you are working on a school project and ask if you can interview either the station owner or manager.

      Good luck

  37. QUESTION:
    In desperate need of assistance in trying to understand how to become part of an affiliate marketing company?
    I really want to start making money online but I am still unsure of how to become part of an affiliate marketing company. The one thing that I have been looking into is the type of thing where you sponsor a link for a website and then if that website creates income because of your link, then you receive a percentage of that revenue. PLEASE! If you know anything about this concept/process then please let me know!

    • ANSWER:
      2 things are needed google adwords account and http://www.clickbank.com account

      sign up for both and pick something to advertise on clickbank, they will give u a refferal link to advertise and for everyone u get to join, part of the commission such as 66% of the money that is spent on the website go’s to you

      advertise that link on google adwords

      to advertise correctly you need to target websites like if its a mp3 your advertising you need to target lyrics websites.

      good luck! and if you need me to explain more put in additional details ill check back and edit!

  38. QUESTION:
    How to become an Online Casino Affiliate?
    I am looking for information on how to become a online casino affiliate?

    • ANSWER:
      I have posted a link for you below with information on becoming an online casino affiliate.

      Basically you can get started without ever spending any money at all if you already have a website, and just a few dollars if you don’t.

      Get a domain name /yr
      Get a web host /yr
      Create website (use wordpress) / FREE
      Sign up for affiliate programs / FREE
      Advertise (FREE IF you do it right)

      Building any website will take a lot of work and time, but it can pay off if your serious about it.

  39. QUESTION:
    how can me becoming an affiliate on line?
    i wouls wish to share some information about affiliate,how it works and the process with all users in order that anyone can profits of these informations.
    Mustapha…yours

    • ANSWER:
      I have been an affiliate marketer for a little over a year now…. and there is simply no turning back.
      I have created a website which shares some of my experiences. You can check it out here:

      http://www.affiliatemarketinglessons.com

      Also, here are some specific sites you should look at…. I have learnt alot from these:

      1) http://www.affiliatemarketinglessons.com/saw.html

      2) http://www.affiliatemarketinglessons.com/affiliateofthemonth.html

      And if your really interested and serious about building an affiliate marketing business – http://www.affiliatemarketinglessons.com//affiliateclassroom.html

      Hope this helps,

      William

  40. QUESTION:
    How can you get a web site for Associates and affiliates?
    I am trying to become an affiliate/associate, but I’m running into all kinds of challenges.
    What is an easy way to publish or put your web site out there, with little or no money?
    Where you have web site with a page or
    pages. And you put links and more on your web site in search, for people to click on and that takes them to a buisness or services web site.

    • ANSWER:
      Associates/affiliate of what?

      I need to know what you are working on or with.

  41. QUESTION:
    Is Wealthy Affiliate a scam?
    I want to become an affiliate marketer. How do i distinguish between the fakes and the legits?

    • ANSWER:
      Wealthy affiliate is not a scam. It is very real. There are a lot of people that earns money because of it. Basically, it shows you how to become a sucessful internet marketer. I too was asking myself at first if it was a scam or not. I checked the reviews and they all said positive things about it. It is probably one of the most real money earning website there is now. If you are looking for a job or wanting to earn extra income for you or your family, I suggest you give it a try and become a member. If you’re having a hard time with the tutorials, there are hundreds of people who can help you understand and earn money. I can guarantee you that.

      If you want to know more about Wealthy affiliate, I included reviews below. Just check them out.

  42. QUESTION:
    How do you become an Amazon book affiliate, and can you choose certain books to sell on your website?
    And can you set it up like a store?

    • ANSWER:
      Amazon is one of the most amazing places I’ve been an affiliate with. They have about a dozen “wigits” that allow you to custom set up stores. Yes, you can choose what books you sell, like a store. They also have a program that automaticlly turns your text into links when there is something relavent. (obviouslly you don’t have to use that if you don’t want, but I did). There are plenty more cool functions like that!

      To sign up, I got this link for you from my website. Click it and then click “sign up”

      http://widgets.amazon.com//Amazon-My-Favorites-Widget/?ref=assoc_wdgt_us&refURL=http%3A//johnsidneymccain.com/&id=V20070822/US/deabulmai-20/8001/0a25e932-461f-4dbf-8fb0-1d449267678f

  43. QUESTION:
    Should the government provide funding for gang prevention programs?
    75% of crimes are committed by gang members. Every year younger kids become affiliated with gangs and the crime increases. More and more kids seem to die at a young age due to gang affiliation. Young teens risk their lives for these gangs. There are programs that help out children to think twice on deciding whether being affiliated with a gang is a life they want to live for the rest of their life but they seem to fail because gang members target these children quickly. There are also programs that help out gang members to change their lives around and get back on their feet after they realize the gang life was not for them. But we want to prevent these people from affiliating gangs these ex-gang members are lucky to be alive and have changed their mind in time.Many politics talk about how they are working on decreasing crime in America but it does not seem to happen. It increases more than decreasing. I want to feel safe where i live in all i hear are gunshots and people dying from drive by shootings and kids getting killed by rival gangs. I would not want one of my younger siblings be gang affiliated i have seen some of them thrown their lives away because of gangs. Therefore i would like for the government to take in more consideration about funding for programs that prevent children from having gang affiliations.Do you think this is an issue in America?What are your suggestions?Give me some feedback?Do you think the government should fund gang prevention programs?
    Do you think this is an issue worth bringing up up as a senior project that deals with injustices that affect in a negative way to the commun tiy??

    • ANSWER:
      This is a topic that i am really concerned about as well. it is also true that a lot of young kids do get dragged into things like this because of the privileges they can’t obtain. I believe we really need to help these people change there life around, by providing them with a better school. we need to worry about the future of the generations to come. we should stand up and prevent this from happening.

  44. QUESTION:
    Any tips for my career path I’m choosing?
    Hey all I’m 19 years old and in my 3rd semester at my local community college. I’m half way through my associates in liberal arts and my GPA will be above a 3.5 when I graduate. I’ve been in many clubs and became an officer for one of them. Also I gained a ,000 scholarship for tuition there. This is all to make up for my poor SAT score that I got when I finished high school.

    I plan on going to SUNY Stony Brook. I plan on getting a bachelor’s in respiratory therapy. Also I will become certified to become a personal trainer. After I graduate I might become affiliated with the US Air Force for a few years. (I like the atmosphere on air bases. The large open space. I went to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware with my uncle a few years ago. Air bases are awesome!)

    From here maybe I’ll either go into a more military career or a strictly health care and/or fitness back up career.

    Just wondering if any one out there has some advice or tips on my decision making.

    My hobbies:
    -playing classical piano (mainly Chopin’s nocturnes)
    -motorcycles (Buying my first bike,+gear&insurance, I saved up for next spring. Will be a 2008 Kawasaki Ninja 250R)
    -I want to learn how to fly a plan

    • ANSWER:
      Keep your grades up. You’re doing plenty. I would go for a bigger bike, you’ll outgrow the power of the 250 very fast. If you can, get a Yamaha YZF600.

  45. QUESTION:
    What is sufficient and comprehensive enough in a Internet Marketing Package?
    I’m in the midst of creating a NICHE, informative, cheap and practical internet marketing package. It includes, how to create your own products, website creation, become master affiliate marketers, proven traffic generation tools, SEO tips, make real money online, etc…

    My question is how much would you pay for such a comprehensive package ? BTW also give me your comments on what else should be included in the package and I’ll see to it.

    • ANSWER:
      A little late for the NICHE. I’m not trying to rain on your parade.
      appreciate my candor. There are so many available now, your first hurdle is ranking up there for visibility. But before you do so, do some more homework on competitive price / service analysis; stand alone packages, and various bundled versions of complimenting tools.
      A great way is to create your blog, the most effective medium to gain some trust first, definitely an RSS from your site with meaningful tips to drive traffic to your services.
      I wish you the best.

  46. QUESTION:
    How do I post information abut a scam on the interernet?
    This morning I paid 7 for a product that said it would help me become a Rebate Processor. It is a total scam.
    There is no such thing. This program is just to have you promote this scam to others by becoming an affiliate and marketing it by paying for Google adwords, etc.
    People need to know about this.

    • ANSWER:
      First and foremost rescind the credit card payment. Next submit the business info you have to the Better Business Bureau in the city they do business in.

  47. QUESTION:
    How much does homeschooling affect a child’s psyche?
    Ok so here’s the background:

    My little brother is 8 and I am 21 (Big age difference I know), so I am half brother and half third parent sometimes. My mom, who worked for the school system for some time, actually despises the school system now. My dad is more indifferent about it. My brother and I both dropped out of high school early to go to college (with full support from mom). My sister is an honor roll student in high school who wants to do the same thing. So… My family has different views when it comes to schooling.

    Now my 8 year old brother is already sick of school. He gets great grades and his reading comprehension level is phenomenal. He’s great at computers and seems to follow in my oldest younger brother’s footsteps. At 8 years old he is working on his first website (no joke) and asks my dad about how to become affiliated with Youtube so he can upload tutorials about his video games and make money as a Youtube partner. This was his own idea. Suffice to say, the kid is smart.

    Outside of school, he is a Boy Scout and he excels at Karate. This is ironic because he is such a gentle, passive kid. He is so passive that he has allowed himself several times to be pushed around by other kids in school because he doesn’t want to have to hurt them. He comes home sad sometimes about his so-called “friends” being mean to him. He is frustrated with school because he feels like it is too easy and “The teacher makes him do the same stuff over and over after he already gets it.”

    My parents are about to have only him left in the house and they want to travel. They feel as though homeschooling might be the best option considering that they could take him on the road if need be and that this would alleviate his school problems. They are not sure if this is the best option and they want to know more abut homeschooling. They have been asking about my experiences with school and what it would have been like if I was home schooled.

    I personally am worried about the idea. As much as I hated the academic part after about 3rd grade, It gave me a lot of great experiences. I made a lot of friends, I played sports, I was involved in the arts programs… Basically everything non-academic I liked and did well in. I just can’t imagine having not experienced all of that. Then again, I am a very social person.

    So I am wondering if anyone has any knowledge or experience as to how this affects kids. Wouldn’t keeping a kid out of social events only exacerbate their social problems? Honestly, I have me quite a few home schooled kids after high school. Some are ok, but quiet, home of them you would have never guessed are home schooled, but most seemed to be socially awkward and anxious. Maybe this is just my own experience. We just want to weigh the pros and cons.

    Does anybody know what would be the best thing to do in this situation?
    Is this something to really worry about?

    Thanks for reading and I appreciate the help!

    • ANSWER:
      I can’t speak from experience. I can tell you that in college I made a friend who had been homeschooled. Our friendship was strained because he had a lot of social handicaps.

      Sometimes he would play too rough. He didn’t understand when someone was upset. He had a lot of trouble relating to people because he’d lived this whole solitary life.

      He was very playful and kindhearted and I attribute that to his social virginity. He was easily taken advantage of and trusted people without consequence. Even when he was fouled he didn’t know what constituted an appropriate response. He would either over react, or under react.

      Meeting him confirmed for me that as much as I hate the public education system, or the private system, they offer our children social advantages and nurturing. I will admit that he is a very intelligent person, my old friend, and he’s very successful in his field. Although his communication skills are lacking and going out with him at times feels like a chore.

      If your brother has expressed a desire to go to school, it is likely that he will resent being homeschooled. Safe to say that as much as parents think they know and can do, teachers are given training and are thoroughly studied in their subject areas. I’m not saying your parents would not be capable of home schooling but there is an advantage to having a teacher that definitely knows what they’re talking about.

      If you think your brother is capable of adapting to the lifestyle that your parents are thinking about then it might not affect him so negatively. I’m only saying that being withdrawn from society, and not forming long lasting relationships as a child can affect adult behaviors and acheivements. Your brother seems very intelligent, but also social.

      In the end I believe it should be his decision.

      *****************************************************************

      This is just for Mr. Sarcasm.

      I don’t think you’ll find anywhere in my response that homeschooling=social awkwardness. I think I made it very clear that he was one case.

      I do agree with a lot of people who have responded that homeschooling doesn’t just involve learning from home, that there are programs that HS students can attend in the community that reflect a well rounded education. From the looks of your question it seemed like your brother would be travelling a lot and not have an opportunity to form solid friendships in community programs. Even if he kept up communications with people he’d met, it’s not always likely that they’ll meet up later in life and take up from they left off.

      Either way, I still believe that there are certain advantages to a public education that should be taken into account; all of them strictly social. It is blatantly obvious that some kids don’t always succeed in the food chain of social acceptance. It appears that this particular boy has some successes and some failures when it comes to getting along with other kids.

      I simply believe that this is a decision he should be allowed to make. He seems intelligent enough to make an informed decision, to weigh the pros and cons.

      This is something that will affect his whole life. It should be his decision.

      And Mr. Sarcasm: “So I am wondering if anyone has any knowledge or experience as to how this affects kids.” I believe my response was that I cannot speak from experience, and I simply related one instance in which I got to know someone who was homeschooled.

      I think next time you should just focus on answering the question instead of judging someone else’s.

  48. QUESTION:
    Anyone Have Any Information on Cantheism?
    I’ve smoked marijuana religiously for a while but didn’t want to become affiliated with any of the churches because they generally require belief in Christianity or some other religion, but as I do not believe in god, I felt it would be hippocratic.

    I just found out about Cantheism, which doesn’t endorse or discriminate against any other church, faith, or system of belief – It is focused around cannabis exclusively and doesn’t require that you follow any god.

    This seems like exactly what I’ve been looking for but I have questions:

    I live in Canada and it’s in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, that people have the right to freedom of conscience and religion.

    I’m curious as to how far that protection goes in the case of Cantheism.

    Do your religious rights allow for you to use cannabis if you are a Cantheist, despite the fact that it is a prohibited substance? One of the religious rites of Cantheism is the regular consumption of cannabis so it would seem that if the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is above prohibitionary laws, which it must be, that this would be the case.

    (Keep in mind I am from Canada for the answers)

    Any answers will be appreciated, as will any other information on this religion and subject.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Never heard of it before but here’s a link, hope it helps.

  49. QUESTION:
    I need help with my business plan…….?
    Okay so I have no business education whatsoever and I’m trying to start a business plan. My industry is Home Furnishings- children’s bedding . When doing research on my industry besides the US Census…

    *When doing research on my industry what exactly should I be researching/looking for and WHERE do I get this industry info. for FREE?

    *How do I figure out my estimated sales for the next 6months-1year? Like how do I come up with such a figure from scratch?

    Again my industry is children’s bedding which is Home Furnishings and I have no money to pay for reports or to become affiliated with one of these home furnishings associations.

    • ANSWER:
      First step is to look at your target market, in this case your target market is going to be married couples or more specifically young couples (i.e. newly weds). The hard part is to find this information for your specific area. The US census bureau does have stats on the number of married couples and age groups in a specific area of the country. From that information you can determine the size of your target market. Your estimated sales are a calculated guess of how much you will be able to sell to your target market.

      i.e say you have have a target market of 1000 potential customers, of those 1000 you believe that 10% will be interested in buying your product in the first month.

      100 items sold @ per unit = 00 monthly sales

      as you get more word of mouth advertising your target market will expand as more people are aware of your business and you should be able to sell more product to that target market as well. So if you believe that each month you should be able to grow your sales at a rate of 10% each month.

      110 units in month 2
      121 units in month 3

      and so on…

      The main thing is to be conservative and realistic, and plan for the worst so you will be ready when it happens.

      Best of luck

  50. QUESTION:
    Money with Affiliate Marketing?
    How does affiliate marketing work? Where do you go to become an Affiliate Marketer? And how do you make money from it?

    • ANSWER:
      I have been researching & practicing affiliate marketing for several years now. My goal is to help others learn to work for themselves & enjoy true financial freedom. After much research I have built an informational website for those who are new to the business & want to learn more. You will find free instructional videos, ebooks, & tools to help you get started. Best of luck…


How Does The Affiliate Program Work

One of the easiest ways to get started marketing on the internet is through affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is sending leads to a sales page and getting paid for everyone of your leads that buy. But how do you select an affiliate product? How can you tell which affiliate products will sell and which won’t sell?

The process of choosing an affiliate program to become involved with is not as hard as it may seem as long as you know what to look for and what you want. You need to know how to search for affiliate programs and how to compare one to another.

The first thing you need to know before you pick an affiliate program is what market or what niche do you want to sell in. For example do you want to sell internet marketing information, self help information or gardening information?

There are so many products you can sell, you need to narrow you choice to start with by answering that question. You will be most likely to succeed in an area you either know something about or are interested in.

Once you pick your niche you are ready to start looking. The largest collection of information products with affiliate programs is Clickbank. There are thousands of products in dozens of categories and hundreds of sub categories listed for affiliates to choose from.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    how does the playboy affiliate program work?
    I was wondering if anyone could tell me exactly how the playboy affiliate program works and other affiliate programs work on websites? What exactly is an affiliate?

    • ANSWER:
      The basic idea behind affiliate programs is that when you become an affiliate (also called a referrer, reseller or associate), a partnership is created with the merchant – the owner of a product or provider of a service. Once you as an affiliate refer a customer to the merchant and the customer makes a purchase, you get a percentage of the sale (a commission).

      You can find out more about affiliate marketing and the best resources to learn affiliate marketing at this website – http://www.affiliatemarketinglessons.com

      Hope this helps…

  2. QUESTION:
    how does an affiliate program work?
    What if someone goes from your site to another site and purchases something on the other site , do you get paid a percentage of the purchase?

    • ANSWER:
      Affiliate Programs are a way for you to sell another company’s products or services and receive a commission (or when you are ready, it is a way for you to get others to sell your products). Selling through another company’s affiliate program is a great hands-off way to sell on the Internet. You promote the product or service on your web site (and don’t forget your email). The company is responsible for the product or service; they process payments and ships the goods. You get the commission.

  3. QUESTION:
    How does a Webmasters Affiliates Program work?
    what are the pros and cons to it?
    Know No-I have a great job .I’m just curious

    • ANSWER:
      it makes money for the ad provider, and gives exposure to the lister by taking advantage of you and other inept folks.

      trying working for money instead

  4. QUESTION:
    Has anyone been involved with affiliate programs that work?
    Can anyone tell me if the affiliate programs work? What can I do to improve my website? http://www.jewelright-website.com
    does this look like a website that would generat an income. How can I be more visble on the internet.

    • ANSWER:
      Sure affiliate programs work. It takes more then a one page website. I must say thats a good first landing page. If your new to affiliate marketing the worst niche to promote is internet marketing. While it’s a profitable niche it is very competitive. Pick one of your hobbies or interests. Your a member of click bank use the search function to find a good product in you hobbies niche and get a good keyword domain and put a blog or article site on it. and promote the hell out of it. Use article directories to increase your sites exposure. You can make money at affiliate marketing but it’s work like everything else, you just get the benefits of being your own boss.

  5. QUESTION:
    What are Nutrisystems affiliate program rates?
    How does the nutrisystem affiliate program work?

    Is it reccuring commision?

    How much is the commission?

    How long do the trackers last?

    I would also appreciate any other information on it.

    Thanks very much,
    Kyle

    • ANSWER:
      Unless they’ve recently come out with a new affiliate program….they stopped accepting new affiliates awhile back.

  6. QUESTION:
    How Does the eBay Affiliate Program Works?
    I saw on the eBay web site at eBay.com that they have an affiliate program where you can sign up, add code to your web site and let people buy items from eBay by clicking through to eBay from your link. Affiliates are then paid a percentage of sales through eBay. But what I don’ t understand is where the money for the payments comes from. I emailed eBay.com and asked them how do sellers tap into the affilaite program but they say that sellers don’t sell items on eBay through affiliates. I just don’t get it. I need the information for a book I’m currently working on about making money online. eBay claim that they have the highest earning affiliate program on the web. But who pay the affiliates?

    • ANSWER:
      ebays affiliate program really stinks. the pay is really low and hardly worth the effort. they may claim to have the highest earnings, but heck, almost anyone can say that. ceratinly, they have some big affiliates, as any company of their size will have, but very few will rise to the level of the few.

      as far as the pay, it comes directly from ebays pocket. A neat way to drive traffic to their site for pennies on the dollar. obviously, they are making bank already, and this is just another way to drive traffic.

      for more info, see http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/affiliate-program.html

      you may find a much better program to promote and write about at http://www.redneckgurus.com . they are free and offer superb info.

  7. QUESTION:
    Can someone explain how a affiliate program might work if I place ads or links on my page?
    Do I get money for each clickthrough, or each sale completed or does it vary? Also, what are the most popular affilliates. Im sure Amazon is a good one…

    • ANSWER:
      Affiliates are pay per ACTION ads — meaning they pay only when the advertiser’s desired action has been completed. Desired action may mean

      - sale such as Amazon Associates
      - signups (leads) such as Microsoft Live
      - signups + usage for eBay

      Affiliate programs (CPA) do not pay by impressions (that’s called CPM ads) or per click (that’s CPC ads)

      Some affiliate programs will pay different commissions based on the actions. GotoMeeting, for example, pays a lower amount if the lead did not leave their credit card, and pays higher commission if the lead left their credit card

      Amazon is ok, though the most they pay is about 8% for books. So you need a LOT of traffic and sales to earn a decent amount from them

      Check affiliate marketplaces such as Commission Junction http://www.cj.com and Linkshare http://www.linkshare.com which allows you to select advertisers you want to promote in your site – and these two got the top tier companies from Dell to Yahoo

  8. QUESTION:
    has anyone here ever worked with ING Direct’s Affiliate Program?
    Does anyone here know how ING Direct’s Affiliate Program works? Do you need a webpage? Just how does thier Affiliate Program work? How do you make money on it? Or do you?

    Thanks for the help!

    • ANSWER:
      I have a friend who does and he speaks highly of it….

  9. QUESTION:
    Do you think my Affiliate Program will work?
    I launched this opportunity early this year. I want to have some feedback from the pioneers how to be like Clickbank.com for the next 5 years. All feedbacks welcome.
    My website at http://www.nestwinner.com

    • ANSWER:
      you must heavly promote it at all forum…
      buying ads at popular website

  10. QUESTION:
    What’s the Wealthy Affiliate program? and how exactly does it work?
    I’ve heard about this website online and I’ve heard it’s got really positive reviews from it’s members.

    Please someoene give me a review on this program.And have you used it it? do you make money? and how long before you started making money?

    Also I no nothing about online marketing will this matter?

    • ANSWER:
      Wealthy Affiliate is the best website to learn internet marketing and you don’t need any experience at all. Wealthy Affiliate has all of the resources you will need to learn everything to become a successful Internet Marketer.

      I am a WA member and have been for a while now. It’s the best investment you can make. I work a full-time job and have a family so I’m unable to invest the time into Internet Marketing that I’d like to but I’m consistently making an extra 0/mo. and I know I could make a lot more if I could focus all of my time on IM. I think it’s a lot of fun too. I made a sale in my first week of being a WA member. I’ve also written a couple of articles about Wealthy Affiliate if you’re interested.

  11. QUESTION:
    Do affiliate programs really work?
    Hi,

    I am not familiar with affiliate programs and i just found out you can make money with them. Basically you post banners on your website or blog and when people click and go make purchases you are paid, is it?
    Now i want to know from REAL people who tried it, how much can have yourself made? I want to see if it’s something worth investing time and energy.

    Second question: how do they know when people used your links but dont make purchase right away, instead remember the site url for later purchase?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, you essentially have the basic thrust of the concept. You get paid for referring buyers to other people’s products … how much really depends on the product itself (physical or electronic) and the percentage that the owner is willing to part with.

      But, the whole process can get quite complicated. It’s certainly far more than simply putting up a few banners .

      The most effective way of doing affiliate marketing is through the use of email lists. For example, let’s say you have a newsletter email list about organic lotion products. You would advertise on blogs and through articles to get people to join your list and then sell them later down the road on the benefits of your organic products.

      The point here is to develop trust with your customers so that they buy from you again and again.

      Does that make sense?

      Best,
      –JR Rich

  12. QUESTION:
    How do I work with a company without an affiliate programme?
    I want to sell a product for a company that has a website – and put all the sales through their website and their payment system. I want to earn a commission on each sale. Do I have to create a landing page – and how would this work with this company who do not have an affiliate programme?

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to make money on my web site?
    I don’t really understand how those affiliate programs work. does anyone know of tried and true ways to start using my website to earn a lot of money?
    Im trying to think a little bigger than adsense.

    • ANSWER:
      Affiliate programs are a great way to make money with your web site. When you join an affiliate program network, you can choose which individual programs to go with — all in one place. There is some pretty big $$ to be made too. I have a site about snowboarding and made a couple thousand dollars last winter selling snowboards through the site. The affiliate network provides me the code to put on my site and that’s it… easy! Here is an example if affiliate advertising on a web site http://www.frostyrider.com
      You can find different affiliate networks to join here http://www.affiliate-networks.us

      GOOD LUCK!

  14. QUESTION:
    How do affilliate programs work where phone calls are involved?
    I’m interested in the following affiliate program:

    https://users.buy.at/affsignup.php?PROGID=Njc1

    It says that for every appointment booked you get £20, however if you go through to the company’s web site there are big calls to action to call a number.

    How would these appointments be tracked?

    • ANSWER:
      Generally they are tracked through the referral code, at least a number of programs stateside (USA) work that way so I assume it’s the same on the other side of the ocean.

      I’ve known situations where affiliates are given a “promo” code (which is either their affiliate id alone or their affiliate id coupled with some other code) where the affiliates pass this along to their referrals to enter into an online forum or to give to a telephone operator…

      However, if you have no such code & you cannot see a code that the customer passes along to the telephone operator when you refer them, it could be that the company is using you to build their business but not giving you a fair share.

      You should contact the company directly because that sounds fishy.

  15. QUESTION:
    I joined the ClickBank affiliate program!! Now how do these work?
    Someone who has a good knowledge about how affiliate commission programs and how you profit from them? What modes of advertising do i use (I just signed up so i dont know yet)? How much commission can you make monthly? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I have to disagree with the other answers. I think you can do very well. Me and my friends are affiliate marketers and we know it works. It comes down to you – not the market. My friend just emailed me today with his 5k check for 3 weeks work. And he’s lazy!

      But you have to find the right resources to use. You have to know how to use your skills, time and money to make it work. The web wants content and that’s what you give it.

      How much commission you make depends entirely on how much work you put in. I know guys that make 3k a month and are happy with it, well others say they’re going to break the 100k month…

      Start by learning Google AdWords. That’s where I started. Focus on the long -term strategy. Don’t go in for a quick buck.. doesn’t work like that.

      Have a read of this and hopefully it will lead you on your way:

      http://www.squidoo.com/quickclickbankpages

      Also, don’t focus only on clickbank. Look for other affiliate networks.

  16. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a good program that teaches how to make money with affiliate marketing?
    I am seeking a step by step program that actually works and doesn’t try to sell me every book or e-book under the sun. A program that is honest and works revatively quick. Please, there is so much bs out there, it makes this nearly impossible. Thanks, Bob
    I am currently looking at “The Wealthy Affiliates.com” and ” The Rich Jerk.com”
    Does anybody have any first hand experience with these companies?

    • ANSWER:
      Everyone’s suggestions are right on point. However I think the future of marketing is going to be Text/Cell Phone marketing. I suggest checking out Adam Horwitz program or Mac Mavericks program.

  17. QUESTION:
    how does affiliated program with the clickbank works and how much is the initial cost from start to finish .?
    please be as open as possible and are you a member of clickbank….thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you mean as an affiliate?

      ClickBank let you sell other people’s product as an affiliate, or sell your own products.

      First you need to signup with ClickBank. Signing up doesn’t cost you anything, and promoting other people’s product is free. You get to choose a ClickBank nickname which you then embed in an affiliate link so that every time someone clicks on the link and makes a purchase you get your share, which is decided by the seller and can be even 90%!

      If you also want to sell a product the steps are the same, you signup and everything, with the only difference that you need to pay a activation fee and then configure the account to sell a product. That’s an uncomplicated but detailed procedure which is way beyond the scope of the question, I believe.

      You can use your seller account to promote other people’s products as well.

      Another thing: technically speaking, you are allowed to sell a single product per account, so if you have say 10 ebooks to sell, that would be 10 ClickBank accounts… but there are a lot of PHP scripts on the net which provides a workaround and let you sell how many products you want from a single account.

      That’s all!

  18. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to promote my website’s affiliate program?
    I do not want to spend the money for CJ or any of the other affiliate networks. That said, I am willing to put in the work to get good affiliates. How do I do this?? My website is www.reversemortgagepage.com.
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Get your program listed on affiliate program directory sites. There are quite a few of them. Here’s a partial list – http://www.affiliatetips.com/ezineway/affildir.htm

      There is even a service you can use that will submit your program for listing at over 100 such directories, plus distribute press releases and other promotions. You can find that one here – http://necessaryvirtues.com/recommends/affannounce

      And if you do get serious about submitting articles to the article sites (I agree with the other answers; it’s an effective way to promote your site) then you might consider using an automated article submission service that will post your articles on several hundred article directories. You can find a great deal on a highly respected service here – http://necessaryvirtues.com/recommends/articlemarketer

  19. QUESTION:
    Adult Affiliate Program Legal Or Not?
    almost 6 years ago i joined one of those adult videochat sites and started promoting it. At the time i joined they said – lifetime earings on what a member spends, that joins from your affiliate link.-

    In fact even now on the page of their revenue sharing program page it says
    “For every $ a registered viewer spends per-minute watching live interactive video feeds, you receive up to 40% forever and without restrictions! ”

    Then I was expecting a payment for money, and did’nt recevie, I contacted them and I get this email from them telling me their new tos:

    Dear

    Thank you for contacting us.

    Under the new CamSense Terms & Conditions (Effective Date: December 1, 2009) in order to continue receiving payments from CamSense, a person must either have a CamSense account that complies with the minimum traffic requirements i.e. to deliver at least 5 qualified spenders per month; or chathost account that complies with the “active chathost” requirement of conducting at least one live session in a 60-day period.

    Please be aware that the new CamSense Terms & Conditions were implemented on December 1, 2009. Every affiliate received an email detailing the changes on December 1, the announcement was posted on CamSense News Section and the terms were posted on the Camsense site on the same day. You will note that the new terms clearly state that CamSense has the option to discontinue the payouts for your referred visitors who have become qualified spenders on a CC Network site upon your failure to meet the criteria for an Active Affiliate over a two (2) month period.
    Please read full Terms and Conditions here:

    There have been too many cases in which affiliates have not been actively working to send new traffic to our sites for months, in some cases years, and have still been collecting commissions on past spenders. Meanwhile, there are other affiliates who have been working hard to deliver new traffic to our sites each month. These partners are much more invested in the current success of our business, and it is those affiliates that we want to ensure are rewarded for their efforts.

    For the last 60 days you delivered 0 spenders to CC Network sites . Unfortunately this means that currently your account doesn’t meet CamSense requirements and you forfeit the commissions from the lifetime revenue of past spenders.

    Please keep in mind that your CamSense account is not being closed.
    Lifetime commissions (on new spenders only) will be reinstated right after you regain Active Affiliate status i.e. deliver at least 5 qualified spenders per month to a CC Network site.

    We thank you for your efforts over the years and sincerely hope that you return to active status so that we may continue our work together.

    Best Regards,

    Jonathan Jenkins
    CamSense Account Manager ”

    How can they change the terms of a contract they have with me from 2004 through 2009???

    Basicly what they are telling me is that if I don’t send MORE visitors to their site, (that sign up and spend money) I lose any money I would have earned pior to their tos change on December 1, 2009.

    I do not agree to these terms changes. Nor would I have ever aggreed to such terms.

    So, Should not anyone that joined by my link before December 1, 2009 fall under the prior tos? I did work and promote the program and more then a few of these members are still spending on the site.

    If there is anone else out there that has been effected by this and is losing their money, contact me and let me know your story as this effects you.

    • ANSWER:
      My best guess is that this is far from legal. However, I am not a lawyer. I would recommend getting one, and maybe seeking some punitive damages.

      On a side note, I don’t **** over my affiliates like that, so if you come this direction you may be less stressed.

  20. QUESTION:
    about affiliate program?
    Please would any one VERY VERY HONESTLY TELL ME

    about just a one or two affiliate products .. i would like to join and earn money.
    some one who has earned from a affiliate product… could advice me which one product to chose … just one… because i would like to devote my time in just one program and see if i can earn.. if u could do me the favour as to how to join this one affiliate program and hoe to work on it… and please tell me if i work sincerly how soon will i see results and the potential of that product.. how much can i earn in a month,,,
    thanks
    reema

    • ANSWER:
      Frankly, successful affiliate marketers are relunctant to share their winning non-MLM affiliate products to avoid competition in the same playing grounds.

      With the right products, you can earn from a low of US0 to a few thousand dollars a month. And that usually don’t come from 1 affiliate product. The income usually come from many income streams generated by different affiliate products.

      For example, 1 affiliate program gives you a conservative 0 profits per month and if you can find 30 of them, you can generate 00 a month. Sometimes, you can discover super programs that can generate 00 a month, but that will be like hitting the jackpot :)

      Not all affiliate programs can turn out to be a winner. In fact, majority of them are duds. Hence you need to put in a lot of effort and time to test different products to look for your gems.

      You can start with reputable affiliate network like Commission Junction, paydotcom, Linkshare to start your “treasure hunting”.

  21. QUESTION:
    How do you do with affiliate marketing , Simple and Easy To Catch on?
    Hi, im now looking for an Affiliate Program That Works , Internationally and also easy to use , im a student and i dont want allot of this to remeber coz it might affect my studies im not looking for a particular price just as long as i can generate cash , also i dont knw first thing about affiliate marketing i just saw it in the web while i was surfing if ur gonna send me ebooks please make sure its free no payment and registration not needed .. Thx in advance

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, This might sound funny to you, but I’ve made a lot of money with penis enlargement product suppliers (they make a lot of money that’s why you always see people sending you spam crap in your email about them.). They average 0 a sale as most people that order pills through the mail don’t want to just order one bottle and run out, so they order several at once. You may want to sign up here: http://loan-er.com/paffiliate/ that”s who I use. Hope this helps you and good luck!

  22. QUESTION:
    Is this a good resume for someone with no work experience?
    John Smith

    Objective
    I am currently seeking a full-time or part-time job in retail ranging 20-40+ hours a week.

    Education
    Fond du Lac High School Fond du Lac, Wi 52935
    Graduated 2007, High School Diploma

    Work Experience

    Affiliate Marketing (2007-Present)

    The Last four years i have been using Google Adwords, widgets, and other marketing tool to promote numerous businesses with affiliate programs offering profit sharing and affiliate bonuses. When a potential customer clicks on my widget or ad they are redirected to the businesses website in which im promoting. When they convert into a customer i make a percentage of the sale. I do this for numerous companies to increase my potential income.

    Skills

    Tolerant and flexible to different situations.
    Good Leadership communication skills.
    Strong verbal and Personal communication skills.
    Great Accuracy and Attention to Detail.
    Time Management, Organization and Prioritization skills.
    Self Motivated, initiative, high level of energy.
    Problem Analysis, use of judgment and improvisation to solve problems efficiently.
    Analytical Thinking /planning.
    Quick Learner /Self Starter
    Great with Numbers and Quick Mental Math

    Goals
    Going back to school to get a degree in business management and marketing.
    Starting my own business within the next 5 years.
    Start a class online teaching people how to work from home using affiliate marketing.
    Buying and selling real estate for profit (10 year plan)

    Now imagine with bullets and such? Is this any good and what can i improve on?

    • ANSWER:
      It’s not bad. Although it’d be nice if you had some numbers on your affiliate marketing to make your resume pack more punch.

      I’d suggest going through your skills and including a bit on how you have demonstrated each skill in your affiliate marketing, past classes or school organizations. Example: “Demonstrates great accuracy and attention to detail in managing various affiliate programs, including consistent analysis of ways to improve campaign effectiveness.”

      Hope that helps. This article might give you some more tips. It’s funny, I actually used to do affiliate marketing so I think your resume is really interesting.

  23. QUESTION:
    How do dining programs really work?
    I have heard of many dining programs such as Rewards Network, Passport Unlimited, Prime Card, etc. I would like to know how these programs really work. I mean, there must be something else beyond the fact of just asking a restaurant for a discount of 10% o 15%. If I were a restaurant owner, and considering the tight margins, I would be reluctant to give such a discount just for the promise of more future customers. I heard that companies like RN even lend money to their affiliates. Also, Do you consider this a good business?

    • ANSWER:
      this is a good company , I used them, they are good..

      http://shopuntilyoudrop.cjb.net/

  24. QUESTION:
    How is AdultFriendFinder Affiliate Program? Do they really pay?
    I started a week ago. I am working in the Pay-per-Click option. My stats show that I already made till now. Minimum payout is . So I want to first get this money, then continue with promoting.
    But I receive a message from them that says my conversion rate is not sufficient, so my account might be converted to %age option.
    What is you experience with them? Do they really pay or keep making excuses and delaying the payment?

    • ANSWER:
      They never paid me they did the same thing. They kept making excuses. I tried this new progam and they pay on time and you can make good money check it out. http://bit.ly/dhVczt
      Or go to http://legalhustlin.blinkweb.com

  25. QUESTION:
    Do you know the reliable and profitable affiliate programs?
    I need an expert’s advice.
    They say: Become an affiliate. It is easy. Come and join for free.
    There are so many affiliate programs nowadays i.e.opportunities. How to choose from?
    Tell me please If you got positive experience. Perhaps, anyone worked with this very program: http://tinyurl.com/2uygows. Is it good or bad?
    Anyhow, I’d like to ask you to point out several best and ease to use programs?
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    How does affiliate network promote their program to more affiliates for the merchants?
    Recently, I’ve been confused by a question, I got a new job and now works as an Internet sales representative for a company that joined an affiliate network called RegNow. My question is, will this affiliate network promote their program to more affiliates for the merchants on it like my company? The reason why I asked is that, if they DO promote their program, then I don’t need to promote it myself, instead, i can concentrate on the seo task. Sorry, i enter into this industry for just a while, so my question may look like a bit ridiculous. Any extended answers will be highly appreciated. Cheers! :)

    • ANSWER:
      I am not familiar with RegNow but the affiliate program I work most with does put it out there for the promoters to advertise. ClickBank.com is the one I typically use, though there are several.
      If you do go the route of having to do the SEO yourself I would highly recommend using Market Samurai’s tool that they are running a free trial for now. I have used them for years and can’t tell you how valuable they have been in helping me get several of my websites on the first page of google for several of my search phrases.
      I will post their link below.

      Good Luck.

  27. QUESTION:
    Affiliate marketing and youtube?
    There’s a company that sells a product online that I use on a day to day basis. I want to become an affiliate marketer for that company ie; drive customers and business to their site and get a kick back for it. i want to start by creating a youtube video of me demonstrating the produce with a link to the their site. I went on to the companies site that sells the product and found nothing about any sort of affiliate program. Does every company participate in affiliate programs… if I call what are the chances that they’ll say they don’t need my help? I plan on calling over the next couple days but figured I’d ask here first so I don’t look like an idiot. How does affiliate marketing work.. will they simply provide me with a link I can embed into my video? Do I need a domain name to act as a sort of middle man between my video and their site or can i simply use the video? Do I need a license to do this? If a customer follows my link and creates an account with their company (you need to do this in order to buy anything from them) will I get residual income on each time they purchase from then on? Any good books to read up on affiliate marketing to find out other ways to make money online? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    How do Hosted Galleries work?
    i want to join an affiliate program that offers Hosted Galleries but cant get the link to work.

    • ANSWER:
      try using yahoo! photos

  29. QUESTION:
    How to put affiliate link into website?
    I received my affiliate link when I register in an affiliate program. Currently, I do not have a website and working on designing one. The problem is how to put my affiliate link into my website?

    • ANSWER:
      I’m not sure if this is what you mean, but:

      Use this HTML code for text links:
      NAME HERE

      The and the makes the name bold. You can take those out if you want…

      Good luck!

  30. QUESTION:
    Affiliate Program?
    What is a affiliate program, are they different from referral programs? I am new to the web, so not sure. One of my friend email me this site http://affiliate.canadianstockmarket.ca/join/ that offer one of these referal things? How do they work? What to expect from them? Are these scams, fraud, ripoff? Anyone has good success from them? any reviews?

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    how should I properly pay taxes if I run a home business (affiliate marketing)?
    I do mulitipule affiliate programs such as GDI, Work for 3 dollars, and 3900 income as well as aweber, etc
    I started this feb. and make around 4500 a month and its increasing fast how should I properly file my taxes, should I use turbotax is it safe what is the worst stuation I can get into if I dont file taxes properly. Do i have obligation to pay taxes if the only expenses I have our a solid comp. and internet access. what is the best thing for me to do

    • ANSWER:
      you report any and all your income from this enterprise on Sch C and if the net amount(income less business expenses) is 0 or more you will report on Sch Se and pay approx. 15.3% self employment tax
      since you started this in Feb. and it appears from your question you have not prepaid your taxes on 1040ES each quarter, you are possibly due a penalty for underpayment and some interest as well
      half of the SE is a credit to reduce your gross income
      this is earned income so you may be entitled to EIC as well, and the Make Work Pay credit

  32. QUESTION:
    how does wealthymarketer work?
    Hey,

    Im just wondering how the wealthymarketer system works as im considering signing up from http://www.wealthymarketer.co.uk/ they help you get started affiliate marketing the program.

    How can eveyone make money in this system?

    Thank You

    • ANSWER:
      If you sign up, this guy gets some of your money. Then if you sign more people up, you get some of theirs.

      Don’t spend your first check until you see it.

  33. QUESTION:
    What is the exact number of affiliate programs on the internet right now?
    Hi, just doing some research for work and wanted to kno if any EXPERT knew exactly how many affiliate programs there are on the net, i appreciate these will be rough figures but an informed estimate rather than a guess would be appreciated.

    Thanking you.

    • ANSWER:
      More than one and less than a bazillion

  34. QUESTION:
    How do i build an affiliate sale force?
    How do i recruit an affiliate sale force promoting an affiliate link for real estate in Queensland Australia? Can you joint venture with people and split the affiliate commissions? Will this work the same way if you have affiliates promoting for your affiliate links? Are there programs/ systems out there that track affiliate commissions and pays the affiliates automatically when sales are actually made? What are the costs to set up any of those programs/ systems. How much should i play affiliates?

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    How do you setup your own affiliate program, having others market your business in return for a set percentage?
    We have a small online business, it’s very much a niche business related to domain names – not selling them by the way. Anyway, business was great when it started initially as we were the only non-domain register affiliated service out there (and still are) but very quiet now – we did very little advertising initially and really pretty much none after that.

    We run it basically as a hobby but it does have potential. So, we’re thinking – we charge x for our service, we setup some type of coupon code system with a unique code for each affiliate, the customer gets lets say 10% off when they arrive at the site and enter the code to purchase our service, we can then track which affiliate gets how much. We’re thinking generous commissions of say 50% on the net take. Would something like that work? Never tried anything like it so just wondering? By the way we have a service which folks absolutely have to use – if not from us from someone else but we are quite literally the cheapest such service on the net, problem is we don’t advertise and we don’t advertise because we don’t get the business….a loop, lol. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      places like Commission Junction (if it still exists) (or other affiliate directory sites) can help you set up your own affiliate program – it costs money though

      why would you give away 50% of your profit? – you can probably get just as many affiliates with a 10-20% commission

      look on those Affiliate directory sites and see if there are any similar businesses out there and see if they show how many affiliates they actually have and what kind of commission they pay

  36. QUESTION:
    Is this a good resume for some who has worked from home with no real work experience?
    JOHN DOE

    Objective

    I am currently seeking a full-time or part-time job with hours ranging 20-40+ hours a week.

    Education
    Fond du Lac High School Fond du Lac, Wi 52935
    Graduated 2007, High School Diploma

    Work Experience
    The last four years I have been making income through online affiliate advertising on small websites, blogs, and Google Adwords using widgets and other advertising tools. When a potential customer clicks on that widget they then are redirected to the businesses website in which im promoting. When that individual converts to a customer and purchases off that website, I receive a small percentage of the companies profit. I do this for hundreds of companies to increase my potential income. I use Google Adworks in which I bid on keywords involving my affiliates products and services and they show up according to what an individual searches on Google. Every time that person clicks on my advertisement and goes to the website, I get charged per click, but my rating on my ad goes up and will now be shown more. When the person clicks the ad they are directed to my affiliates web page and are more likely to become a customer, bringing business to my affiliate and potentially earning me more money. A lot of my affiliates are small business that i get off of a website called Clickbank.com. Others I went out and found. If you look at most websites on the bottom where it says “contact us” and “careers” you’ll also see “affiliate program”. Its a great source of income if you enjoy working from home.

    Skills
    I am a very friendly person and i enjoy interacting with people. I am hard worker and am great when i comes to improvising and problem solving. I’m very result oriented, if something comes out poor, i strive to figure out my flaws and make way for improvements. I take pride in my work and anything that has my name on it. I am also extremely good with computers using Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. I am a self starter and a quick learner. I’ve taught numerous friends how to make income working from home. I’m outstanding with numbers, i can do math rapidly in my head with an accurate outcome. I am great with money management, i have lived on my own paying rent and bills since i was 18 using the income i make online. I am very good at following written and verbal instructions and figuring out how things work.

    Goals
    Going back to school to get a degree in business management and marketing.
    Starting my own business within the next 5 years.
    Start a class online teaching people how to work from home using affiliate advertising.
    Buy and sell real estate for profit (10 year plan)

    I KNOW THIS ISN’T IN RESUME FORMAT BUT I COULDN’T UPLOAD IT ON HERE. THE REAL QUESTION IS, IS IT A GOOD RESUME FOR SOMEONE WHO’S NEVER WORKED AT A REAL JOB, ALSO A LOT OF RESUMES HAVE BULLETS FOR WORK EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS, IS IT BAD THAT I PUT IT IN PARAGRAPH FORM?
    Please dont ask if your making so much from working from home why do you want to get a “real job” now… the reason is because i hand a little brush in with the law and am now on probation and one of the regulations for it IS TO GET A JOB!!!
    Please note: i dont need any advice from some piece of shit high school drop out. i make more money then your pathetic monkey ass will ever make with no job. I also stand more chance of getting a job with no job experience then you, you uneducated scum, you clearly show that in your answer. Learn to spell. Learn to write. Then i might respect what you have to say.

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    If I don’t have a product or a service, how do I need a website?
    Questions need answers:
    1. If I don’t have a product or a service, how do I need a website in Yahoo or in Google or in any search engine?
    2. If I don’t have a product or a service, how can I use a free website online to try it?
    3. Does it work?
    4. Does the affiliate program dot com help any body to handle a business even he has no his own personal product or service?
    5. What is the total charge for the affiliate program member in the search engine service including the hidden fee?
    6. Does Yahoo help his member to build the affiliate program member’s website?
    7. What is the affiliate program system handled by the webhost?
    8. What is the financial relation between the affiliate program system webhost and the search engine company?

    • ANSWER:
      Why you need URL ? Answer to your quarry, you wish to know !

  38. QUESTION:
    do anyone have experience about start up affiliate programme?
    i actually is a beginner. suppose trying to start set up a affiliate programme link to others products and services.
    first , i don’t have my own website,what is the 1st step and next n … can tell me how to start set it up from a low cost ? below 0 ?

    can i just register a domain name n link to other affiliate programme without hire someone design my website? is it work this way? if not , what should i do?

    Please don;t try to sell me a ebook…no thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You just need a domain and a host. The domain is just the name, whereas the host is actually where all the data is stored. Search Yahoo for hosting site and you should get a bazillion! You don’t really need someone to design it, a lot of hosting site offer templates.

      Good luck!

  39. QUESTION:
    INDIANs only. Familier wth GOOGLE CASH KEY program? Is it really a FRAUD?
    guise, i’m expecting answer from those, who have registered to this program. Recently this program is in headlines. Is there anyone, who is cheated by this particular program? If yes, kindly describe in detail, HOW did that happen.. If anyone faced any fraud program, other than this, please speak in details. This question is not for raising ur points only. This will help a lot of people here. & INDIANs only please. Is there any job in internt, where indians can really earn by online form-fillups? NO BLOG or AFFILIATE work link please. Kindly memorise, i’m asking for this woks in INDIA only.. Non indians , reply with providing the names of your state please.. Thank you..

    • ANSWER:
      Google adsense is the only way to make money from Google for free.

      This site is a scam.

  40. QUESTION:
    online business with mulitple affiliates?
    I have a question for those who have an online business working with other company affiliate programs. I am interested in having an online business selling other company’s products, but are you able to have multiple affiliates on your online business? If so, how does that work?

    For example, if I become an affiliate with Amazon, I can post products from their website, then they handle the transactions and providing me with a comission in a bank they have until it is ready to be mailed to me. They also prepared reports and sheets for me to see my profits or credits, etc.

    Will this happen for every affiliate I have on my site? – where I will end up with different reports showing my profits/losses/etc from each affiliate I work with?

    Also, I know Amazon checks out your website first before they allow you to become an affiliate with them. If an affiliate company sees I am working with other affiliates, does that make it harder for them to work with me or not really?

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    How do I find a respectable and affordable community service program outside the U.S.?
    I live in cincinnati, Ohio and I have been trying to find a program to join to do mission work in Africa or South America.I am not affiliated with any religious group and would like to keep it that way………..how do I find a group to join?

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a list of some.

      http://www.workingabroad.com/page/16/international.htm

  42. QUESTION:
    Affiliate market System Help?
    Could someone please help me with the whole ‘Affiliate Market System’

    Hi guys, as im sure most of you are aware, money is tight these days, very tight…. bordering on losing the house kind of tight….
    Ive seen all these adds for ” I earn over £5000 a month thanks to…. ” and i know thats all bullshit…
    but never the less i did some research and have found that you can accually make money quite sucessfully using affiliate marketing.
    Im fairly new to all of this, however not to computers.. im studding a degree in computing and engerneering and have a very knowledgable basis on how the computer, internet, building websites, programming…. etc works.

    could someone please tell me how the whole system works and how to go about starting to make money?
    I dont want to be come a ‘super’ affiliate and be on redicelous amounts of money… just enough to ease the belt up a little bit if you know what i mean…

    Thanks in advance guys :)

    • ANSWER:
      God damn it! You were running from these “rich quick systems” and it seems like all your answers are like that. :) ) Funny faith. Here’s the answer you need:

      Affiliate Marketing is indeed great because it allows you to make some money even without an investment. Shortly, when you’re promoting someone’s website/product and you’re receiving a commission for the purchases made through your affiliate link, it means that you’re doing affiliate marketing. Anyway, there are some things you should take into account if you’re looking to maximize your profits. Things like :
      - tracking your driven traffic, in order to be a step ahead of the product’s owner (in this way you can get all the commissions deserved);
      - capturing leads (building a list), in order to keep in touch with the visitors you drive on the seller’s page (in this way you can send the other offers later);
      - build a relationship with you’re list (crucial for maximising your sells);
      These are some of the most important things you must do in order to have control upon the traffic you’re driving, and to have a plan in affiliate marketing. Because, to be honest, without having a plan you it’s almost impossible to make a dime with affiliate marketing. Of course, you can make sells, but only if you can drive tones of targeted traffic to the affiliate link, and that is impossible for someone who is just starting (even for someone with experience in affiliate marketing).

      Now, how to start making some money?
      Well…that’s the real problem. I know that you’re trying to get involved in this to earn fast money, but the thing is that you should first learn and understand what you’re doing, because no one makes money by mistake, but they make it because they did something.

      Anyways, if you really what to see how to start, here’s a quick start:

      - go to clickbank.com and sign up as an affiliate;
      - after signing up, go to marketplace and find a product to promote;
      - after finding the product, just click that green button promote, inert your ID, and the first link that appears to you will be the link to which you should start driving traffic.
      - then send preferably targeted traffic and make sales.

      Those being said, I think you now know something about affiliate marketing, and I hope this answers your question. If not, you can always send me an email or IM me with any question you have. Down at the source you can find an article about some Affiliate Marketing Secrets written by me.

      Best regards,
      Cristian Andrei

  43. QUESTION:
    Do affiliate programs require debit and/or credit cards?
    I have been seeing and hearing about affiliate programs all over the web lately and they all tell their ways of making money easy and quickly. What I want to is this: do these programs require a debit or credit card account? I’m not even in the U.S. Please clarify about this and how it all really works.
    When I ask this question, I’m on the sense of joining one of these programs to make some extra cash just to pay the bills when needed. You never know when you will need to make some extra money.

    • ANSWER:
      Debit/Credit cards are for PAYING out money, not for getting money IN.

      No affiliate program will require you to have a credit card, however they would require some sort of way to be able to send you the money.

      This could be via BACKS/PAYPAL/CHEQUE/WIRE. If you aren’t in the US I advice you to stay away from affiliate programs that pay by cheque.

      If you join affiliate programs without having a website with some visitors to it you are wasting your time, or jumping the gun as they say.

  44. QUESTION:
    Email Campaign? (help)?
    I am a complete n00b.

    I just started to work for an affiliate program and I have no idea how to get traffic.. my manager asked me if i was doing SEO PPC or Email and I said email cos i have no idea how to do teh other two …

    Three questions:

    What the hell is an email campaign?
    How do you use it?
    Do you know any good and easy noob friendly websites?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      email campaign would be wat i call SPAMMING! .. lol no if u create a list where ppl have concented to recieving emails from u build the list that will automaticaly recieve emails from u about the product ur planning to sell .. i guess ud wana use an auto reply system search google for free autoreply .. they have programmes that will keep the list of ppl ur gona send emails to regularly and update it automaticaly bearing in mind u will need a link to a site for ppl to actually sign up for ur newsletter .. create an email link to ur product click send and wait for the ppl to come to ur site. I would think very carefuly how u intend to write the email u send maybe offer something free so u can guarntee ppl clicking on ur link to give u traffic. good luck

  45. QUESTION:
    Is Clickbank a good and trustworthy affiliate marketing program. Has it had any fraud incidents?
    I am a Clickbank affiliate marketer and so far I have made 2 sales worth 60$. But I have a sort of suspicion that some of my commissions are not getting into my account. Can it be?
    Also someone tell me how their hoplink tracking system works. I click on my hoplinks but I see no addition to the number of hoplink clicks on clickbank, I do it again but nothing. I even go to the product order form but still no order form impression count. Is their system faulty.
    I want to know before I waste my energy on them.

    • ANSWER:
      I use ClinkBank and others. They are legit. Hoplinks will not show up because of cookies on your own browser that they know its you. There are other programs that are very good as well. One thing is that you should not have to PAY to become an affiliate. I personally like reselling for a company that designs websites for contractors.

      These guys build websites and offer for any lead you send them that turns into a sale. They have a full blown automated affiliate program so all you need to do is promote their services on your blog or website. If a visitor likes what they read and click on your link to their site and they place an order, the software will send you in your PayPal account. You almost always need a PayPal account for affiliate programs ( or a real business bank account ).

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      I hope this has been helpful.

  46. QUESTION:
    How does Google AdSense pay?
    I realize that I can simply read the Terms of Service and what not but I want to get a little insight from those who have experience with this affiliate program. I’m about to put their ads on my blog and want a little rundown of how payouts work.

    Thank you for reading!

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve just joined the adsense programme, they pay by cheque or bank transfer. If you want bank transfer you have to wait till they send a small deposit into your account, you enter this amount into the account details to verify. After this however you have to wait for a pin that is sent to your address to verify your address before they unlock your account. Also you will need a privacy policy on your blog confirming that third parties “google” use cookies and tell people how to remove cookies if they choose, not conforming to this will result in your account disabled.

  47. QUESTION:
    Affiliate programs?
    I have been considring doing the Adult Friend Finder affiliate program..where you get so much moneyif people click on the ad and if so many sign up..does it really work? How do you advertise them for cheap or free? Has anyone made decent money doing it? How do you advertise something without it being considered spam?

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve never heard of it but here is a free advertising resource. There are 15 free strategies to getting traffic.

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  48. QUESTION:
    Why do I loose my flash presentation when i click in my html for my site?
    I bought a website and have added in my own paypal button to the html code for my affiliate program. Now the flash presentation wont work. I also tested this on the template where the flash is still working by just clicking in the html code without making any changes and it disabled that one too. How can i fix this?
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    www.drive4freesource.com/template.html

    • ANSWER:
      you’ll need to provide more specifics, some code or a link to your website or something.

  49. QUESTION:
    Can I get a Stafford loan for online grad work? For a foreign school if it has a code recognized by FAFSA?
    I am looking at a really respected divinity school affiliated with the University of Melbourne. The university itself has a school code recognized by FAFSA, but being a foreign school, does not have American accreditation. It now offers a master’s degree program online. I read somewhere that most online programs do not qualify for Stafford loans anyway.

    The reason I need this particular program is that I am raising a child and MUST continue to work full time, so online is really my only practical option. And although there are online theology programs in the States, ALL the ones I’ve seen (and I’ve been looking for three years) are either diploma mills or Bible colleges. Neither is what I want or need. This is a respected school, and a degree from it will help me get into a doctoral program eventually, which is my goal. Does anyone have any ideas how I can finance this? I’d be so grateful for any advice!

    • ANSWER:
      You can get federal aid for online graduate programs (I did). I don’t know if the fact it is a theology degree will lead to any problems, some programs do not pay for theology degrees. The best place to check would be with that school so call the admissions office and start asking questions.

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    • ANSWER:
      Sure it’s real – there’s millions of programs out there where you just advertise a link and collect the commissions.

      But good luck – you have to spam alot of folks (oh, excuse me, it’s not spam as long as you have an “unsubscribe link” ROFL) and you’re competing against a million others selling the same bullsh*t products. You’ve gotta be a hell of a salesman with no conscience to make any decent money in those markets. But most fail and lose money on such “opportunities”.