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Steven asks…

Which blogging platform do you guys prefer? Blogger or WordPress?

I would like to start a blog in which I can blog about daily situations, new projects, random moments, and so forth. I am an artist/designer and I really would love to be able to keep my readers updated with matters happening with my art.

I would like a blogging platform that will allow me easy access when mobile, a blog that I can design myself 100%; easily, a blogging platform that I’ll be able to link to my website and so much more. Which do you guys recommend? I tried WordPress, but it gets a bit confusing after a while. I really do like it’s set up, but what do you guys like about Blogger?

Blogger is simpler, but I want to make sure that I’m making the right choice when it comes to choosing a blogging platform. I will be blogging in VERY often and if I decided to move to WordPress, would I be able to move successfully and move my old posts?

Please provide me with full detail pertaining to my choice!

Thank you so much!
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admin answers:

For a long time WordPress has been an innovator and leader of blogging platforms. However, in the past few months, Blogger, owned by Google, has been catching up to the point where there is little incentive for people to go to the trouble of installing their own CMS for an activity that seldom covers expenses. It seems that most people who switch to WordPress from Blogger are not aware that they can use a custom domain name with Blogger. It is clear to me that for most people, Blogger represents the better platform, whether we consider WordPress.com or WordPress.org (self-hosted).

Ken asks…

Who would vote for Mitt Romney on his record?

I have finally, after extensive research found part of his record. Wow, what a record.!! I am posting my findings with this question for those who doesn’t like to open web sites.

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The Fourteenth Republican Debate From Florida
Pat Buchanan: “His Performance Was Flawless”
Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 11:56 PM EDT

What They’re Really Saying About Governor Mitt Romney At The Boca Raton, FL GOP Debate – Vol. II
Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 11:55 PM EDT

MSNBC’S Chuck Todd: “Romney looks good and sounds confident tonight.” (Chuck Todd, “Romney Starting Off Well Tonight,” MSNBC’s First Read, http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/, Posted 1/24/08)

The Atlantic’s Marc Ambinder: “Romney made a strong first impression.” (Marc Ambinder, “Live Twittering Of The Debate,” The Atlantic, http://twitter.com/marcambinder, Posted 1/24/08)

Captain’s Quarters’ Ed Morrissey: “Florida voters got their final head-to-head look at the Republican presidential candidates tonight, and the winner of the debate was Mitt Romney.” (Ed Morrissey, “Florida Debate: Romney Scores, Rudy Close Behind,” Captain’s Quarters’ Blog, www.captainsquartersblog.com, Posted 1/24/08)

- Morrissey: “He looked presidential, poised, and factually prepared.” (Ed Morrissey, “Florida Debate: Romney Scores, Rudy Close Behind,” Captain’s Quarters’ Blog, www.captainsquartersblog.com, Posted 1/24/08)

- Morrissey: “In a debate that spent the first two-thirds with everyone doing well, Romney not only broke out on his own in the last stanza, he successfully parried some strange attacks from Tim Russert as well.” (Ed Morrissey, “Florida Debate: Romney Scores, Rudy Close Behind,” Captain’s Quarters’ Blog, www.captainsquartersblog.com, Posted 1/24/08)

Michelle Malkin: “Romney’s being treated like the front-runner and he’s acting like it.” (Michelle Malkin, “GOP Florida Debate: Show Us The Conservatism,” Michelle Malkin’s Blog, http://michellemalkin.com/, Accessed 1/24/08)

Townhall’s Hugh Hewitt: “Mitt Romney should send a thank you card to Tim Russert and Brian Williams. They threw hard balls at the former Massachusetts governor and he hit them all, many out of the park. Romney’s allocation of time had to be disproportionate, but that was the Williams/Russert choice, and Romney made the most of it.” (Hugh Hewitt, “‘General Hillary Clinton’ And ‘They’re Doing It In Europe Now,’” Townhall Blog, http://hughhewitt.townhall.com/, Posted 1/24/08)

- Hewitt: “Democrats watching tonight have to be very worried that Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee.” (Hugh Hewitt, “‘General Hillary Clinton’ And ‘They’re Doing It In Europe Now,’” Townhall Blog, http://hughhewitt.townhall.com/, Posted 1/24/08)

American Spectator’s Wlady: “Terrific Romney answer to Russert’s nosiness about how much he’s spent in Florida. Russert’s mistake: his insinuation that he was asking the question on behalf of the people’s right to know. Romney instead let it be known he’ll report his spending on Jan. 31, as required by law; and there’s no reason to give his opponents a competitive advantage.” (Wlady, “Rich Man, Poor Man,” AmSpec Blog, http://www.amspec.org/, Accessed 1/24/08)

ABC News’ Rick Klein: “Romney gets an initial question on the economy — this is tailor made for him. ? He sounds authoritative and in control on this subject.” (Rick Klein, “Live Blogging During GOP Debate,” ABC News’ Political Radar, http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar, Posted 1/24/08)

National Journal’s Jennifer Skalka: “Winners?Mitt Romney — Mistake-free night.” (Jennifer Skalka, “No Battle In Boca,” National Journal’s On Call, http://hotlineblog.nationaljournal.com/, Posted 1/24/08)

Heading Right’s Ed Morrissey: “Best line of the evening so far: General Hillary Clinton.” (Ed Morrissey, “Best Line Of The Evening So Far,” Heading Right Blog, http://headingright.com/, Accessed 1/24/08)

- Morrissey: “Romney just delivered a hell of a punch against Hillary Clinton, Bill, and the Democrats.” (Ed Morrissey, “Romney Lapping The Pack,” Heading Right Blog, http://headingright.com/, Accessed 1/24/08)

- Morrissey: “I am impressed.” (Ed Morrissey, “Romney’s Running Away With It!” Heading Right Blog, http://headingright.com/, Accessed 1/24/08)

American Spectator’s Phillip Klein: “Romney is clearly benefiting from the focus on the economy.” (Phillip Klein, “Quick Debate Reaction,” AmSpec Blog, http://www.amspec.org/blogger, Accessed 1/24/08)

Heading Right’s Fausta Wertz: “[Y]es, this is the Mitt Romney hour.” (Fausta, “Back To Mitt,” Heading Right Blog, http://headingright.com/, Accessed 1/24/08)

Townhall’s Matt Lewis: “If one had to assign a winner tonight, Mitt Romney would probably get the nod.” (Matt Lewis, “GOP Debate Analysis: Florida Now A Two-Man Race,” Townhall Blog, www.townhall.com, Posted 1/24/08)

- Lewis: “The debate focused more on the economy than it did on any other topic, and I think he is more adept at talking about this topic than is his primary opponent, John McCain.” (Matt Lewis, “GOP Debate Analysis: Florida Now A Two-Man Race,” Townhall Blog, www.townhall.com, Posted 1/24/08)

- Lewis: “He also did a good job of going after the Clintons — something that McCain should have actually done more of.” (Matt Lewis, “GOP Debate Analysis: Florida Now A Two-Man Race,” Townhall Blog, www.townhall.com, Posted 1/24/08)

- Lewis: “Romney was ahead in the last Florida poll I saw, and since nothing that happened tonight is likely to radically upset the apple cart, he wins tonight merely by maintaining the status quo.” (Matt Lewis, “GOP Debate Analysis: Florida Now A Two-Man Race,” Townhall Blog, www.townhall.com, Posted 1/24/08)

What They’re Really Saying About Governor Mitt Romney At The Boca Raton, FL GOP Debate
Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 11:11 PM EDT

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough: “I think conservatives probably related to Mitt Romney, talking about tax cuts, talking about being a governor, talking about what he did in the private sector for all those years. On the economic part of this debate, I don’t think there is any doubt that this was Mitt Romney’s best performance.” (MSNBC’s “Live,” 1/24/08)

- Scarborough: “The first 30 minutes – it was about the economy. I thought Mitt Romney absolutely dominated that segment of it.” (MSNBC’s “Live,” 1/24/08)

Time’s Mark Halperin: “Romney A-” (Mark Halperin, “Who Wants To Be The Nominee?” Time’s The Page, http://thepage.time.com/, Posted 1/24/08)

MSNBC’s Chuck Todd: “I thought this was Mitt Romney’s best debate performance.” (MSNBC’s “Live,” 1/24/08)

National Review’s Rich Lowry: “Romney has seemed authoritative – confident and on his game…” (Rich Lowry, “The Debate So Far,” National Review’s The Corner, http://corner.nationalreview.com/, Posted 1/24/08)

- Lowry: “‘We’re the Party of Change’ … Home-run answer from Romney. It was drawn from his standard lines on the stump, but a terrific message, convincingly delivered.” (Rich Lowry, “‘We’re The Party Of Change’,” National Review’s The Corner, http://corner.nationalreview.com/, Posted 1/24/08)

- Lowry: “Good night for Romney.” (Rich Lowry, “Good Night For Romney,” National Review’s The Corner, http://corner.nationalreview.com/, Posted 1/24/08)

- Lowry: “Romney is dominating the last half-an-hour.” (Rich Lowry, “In Terms Of Sheer Time…” National Review’s The Corner, http://corner.nationalreview.com/, Posted 1/24/08)

Townhall’s Mary Katharine Ham: “Romney just stole that issue from both Rudy and McCain. His answer was intelligent and far-reaching. I liked the idea of high-risk areas getting together to pool risk. Rudy’s been trying to pander with this idea and I think both Romney and McCain made the pandering look silly by taking a broader approach.” (Mary Katharine Ham, “The Cat Fund,” Townhall Blog, http://www.townhall.com/, Posted 1/24/08)

National Review’s Kate O’Beirne: “Romney’s insights about his state’s National Guard was helpful. He seems particularly aggressive and sure-footed tonight.” (Kate O’Beirne, “On Offense,” National Review’s The Corner, http://corner.nationalreview.com/, Posted 1/24/08)

Michelle Malkin: “Excellent Romney answer on Iraq. Strong, tough, focused on the surrendercrats. He takes on Dems for their withdrawalmania?cites debate in SC when Hillary refused to say she wanted to win and recycled Code Pink line.” (Michelle Malkin, “GOP Florida Debate,” http://michellemalkin.com/, Posted 1/24/08)

- Malkin: “Romney excoriates Dems and says ‘how dare they’ take credit for surge.” (Michelle Malkin, “GOP Florida Debate,” http://michellemalkin.com/, Posted 1/24/08)

- Malkin: “Romney just out-McCained McCain on the war.” (Michelle Malkin, “GOP Florida Debate,” http://michellemalkin.com/, Posted 1/24/08)

The Atlantic’s Marc Ambinder: “Romney was swell on the economy…” (Marc Ambinder, “Romney Made A Strong First Impression… No One Tried To Jab At Him,” Twitter Blog, http://twitter.com/marcambinder, Posted 1/24/08)

Hot Air’s Bryan Preston: “Mitt Romney is asked whether the war in Iraq was worth the sacrifice and effort. He delivers the best answer of the bunch and punches the hippies in the Democrat party to boot.” (Bryan Preston, “Debate Highlights: Huckabee On The Economic Stimulus; Romney On Iraq,” Hot Air, http://hotair.com/, Posted 1/24/08)
Joe Scarborough: “Mitt Romney Absolutely Dominated”
Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 11:00 PM EDT

Governor Mitt Romney Lays Out The Vision To Strengthen America
Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 10:38 PM EDT

Tonight, Romney for President Communications Director Matt Rhoades released the following statement on the Florida Republican presidential debate:

“The economic challenges confronting our country were central to tonight’s debate. Governor Romney is the only candidate with a record of working in the real economy and creating jobs. That experience was on display tonight. He understands how to create jobs and how to bring change. That is the leadership we need in Washington, and in a few short days, the people of Florida will cast their votes for change in this country.”
Straight Talk Detour: McCain On Republican Vote Totals
Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 10:30 PM EDT

McCain Falsely Claimed That He Won Among Republicans In NH And SC

In Tonight’s Debate, Sen. McCain Falsely Claimed That He Won The Republican Vote In Both New Hampshire And South Carolina:

MCCAIN: “But Look, I Won The Majority Of Republican Vote In Both New Hampshire And South Carolina.” (MSNBC, [Unverified Transcript], Republican Presidential Candidate Debate, Boca Raton, FL, 1/24/08)

However, Sen. McCain Lost In Both New Hampshire And South Carolina Among Self-Identified Conservatives And Republicans :

McCain Lost Among Self-Identified Republicans In New Hampshire. “In New Hampshire, a state McCain had won in 2000 and lavished time and attention on this time around, he lost self-identified Republicans narrowly — 35 percent to 34 percent — to former governor Mitt Romney. But, it was among independents where McCain’s winning margin came as he won that bloc by 13 points over Romney.” (Chris Cillizza, “McCain And The Closed Primary Challenge,” Washington Post’s The Fix, http://blog.washingtonpost.com/, 1/24/08)

McCain Lost Among Republicans In South Carolina. “In South Carolina, McCain lost Republicans by a statistically insignificant margin, but carried independents by a massive 42 percent to 25 percent margin — ensuring his narrow three-point victory.” (Chris Cillizza, “McCain And The Closed Primary Challenge,” Washington Post’s The Fix, http://blog.washingtonpost.com/,1/24/08)

Conservatives Are Wary Of McCain’s Past Tendencies And Willingness To Team Up With Liberal Senators. “McCain has long had difficulty currying favor from his party’s conservative wing. Despite his solid voting record in the senate, many ardent Republicans have been unhappy with his past willingness to team up with liberal Sens. Russ Feingold on campaign finance reform and Ted Kennedy on immigration.” (Alexander Mooney, “McCain Brushes Aside Suggestion Of Weak Republican Support,” http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/01/20/mccain-brushes-aside-suggestion-of-weak-republican-support/, 1/20/08)

“Support from the base will be crucial in upcoming contests: McCain now faces a bevy of state primaries where independents are not allowed to participate, beginning with Florida’s vote on January 29. But the Arizona senator is predicting that his support among veterans, his economic proposals, and his record on environmental issues important to many Floridians will carry him to victory there.” (Alexander Mooney, “McCain Brushes Aside Suggestion Of Weak Republican Support,” http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/01/20/mccain-brushes-aside-suggestion-of-weak-republican-support/, 1/20/08)
Gov. Romney: Working Together On Social Security
Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 10:20 PM EDT

Romney Record: A Stronger State Economy
Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 09:49 PM EDT

Governor Romney Helped Turn Around The Massachusetts Economy And Today, The State Is Among The Most Economically Competitive In The Nation:

Because of work done by Governor Romney, Massachusetts is now credited with being one of the most economically-competitive states in the nation.

- The Boston Globe : “Nonetheless, Romney’s policies are credited with improving the state’s competitiveness. His administration promoted high-density development to increase housing production, got a fast-track permitting law enacted by the Legislature to help businesses expand, and revived an agency to help firms move to the state.” (Brian Mooney, Stephanie Ebbert and Scott Helman, “Ambitious Goals,” The Boston Globe, 6/30/07)

- The Beacon Hill Institute: Massachusetts “One Of The Most Economically Competitive States In The Nation.” “Massachusetts ranks as the one of the most economically competitive states in the nation, buoyed by innovation, entrepreneurship, and an educated and skilled workforce, a new study concludes. The study, released today by the Beacon Hill Institute, a think tank at Suffolk University, ranks Massachusetts second only to Utah in the attributes that create and sustain high levels of income for residents.” (Robert Gavin, “Reports: Mass. A Top U.S. Economic Competitor,” The Boston Globe, 12/19/07)

- The Information Technology And Innovation Foundation: Massachusetts First In The Ability “To Compete In A Dynamic, Innovation-Driven Global Economy.” “It follows another study, by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington think tank, that measures states’ abilities to compete in a dynamic, innovation-driven global economy and ranks Massachusetts first.” (Robert Gavin, “Reports: Mass. A Top U.S. Economic Competitor,” The Boston Globe, 12/19/07)

- Under Governor Romney, The State’s Credit Rating Was Upgraded For The First Time Since January 2000. “Governor Mitt Romney today announced that Standard & Poor’s has raised the state’s credit rating one notch, from ‘AA-’ to ‘AA’. This is the state’s first ratings upgrade since January 2000, when Moody’s Investors Service raised the state’s credit rating from ‘Aa3′ to ‘Aa2′.” (Office Of Governor Mitt Romney, “Governor Romney Announces Bond Rating Upgrade For Commonwealth’s Debate,” Press Release, 3/15/05)

- MassINC And Northeastern University Report: “The Massachusetts economy is the envy of many other states. Our economy consistently ranks among the top in measures of New Economy success. We rank near the top of the nation in our level of labor productivity and have outpaced the nation in recent years in the rate of growth. We have the most educated workforce in the nation. We also score near the top in terms of knowledge jobs and innovation capacity.” (MassINC & The Northeastern University Center For Labor Market Studies, “Mass Jobs: Meeting The Challenges Of A Shifting Economy,” November 2007)

Under Governor Romney, Massachusetts Added Tens Of Thousands Of Jobs After The End Of A Deep Recession:

Before Governor Romney took office, Massachusetts was losing jobs month after month after the tech bubble burst in 2001. Under Governor Jane Swift, Sen. McCain’s chief Massachusetts surrogate, the state lost over 140,000 jobs.

- Massachusetts “Suffered The Deepest Job Losses In The Nation After The Tech Boom.” “Massachusetts, because of its large technology sector, suffered the deepest job losses in the nation after the tech boom went bust in 2001, shedding 6 percent of its jobs, compared to 2 percent nationally.” (Robert Gavin, “Job-Growth Study: Mass. Next To Last,” The Boston Globe, 11/28/07)

- Under The Previous Administration, Massachusetts Lost Jobs Month After Month. Under Governor Swift, Massachusetts lost 141,000 votes. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, “State And Area Employment, Hours, And Earnings,” Massachusetts, Total Non-Farm, Seasonally Adjusted, Accessed 1/21/08)

Under Governor Romney, jobs began to return to Massachusetts. Massachusetts added 57,600 jobs after the recession ended in December 2003. In 2006 alone, Massachusetts added 18,700 jobs.

- Massachusetts Added 57,600 Jobs Since The Recession’s End In December 2003 Until The End Of Governor Romney’s Term. “Massachusetts has added 57,600 payroll jobs since December 2003.” (Massachusetts Department Of Workforce Development, “Jobs In Massachusetts Up By 1,700 In December,” Press Release, 1/18/07)

- In 2006, Massachusetts Added 18,700 Jobs. “Total jobs are up 18,700 from one year ago to 3,224,700.” (Mass. Department Of Workforce Development, “Jobs In Massachusetts Up By 1,700 In December,” Press Release, 1/18/07)

- Under Governor Romney, Massachusetts Posted The First Gain In Manufacturing Jobs In Several Years. “For the first time in several years, Massachusetts has posted a gain in manufacturing jobs, according to the 2007 Massachusetts Manufacturers Register, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI), Evanston, IL. MNI reports Massachusetts has added 3,681 net jobs since August of 2005, indicating a slight reversal in the downturn the Bay state has felt since 2001.” (Manufacturers’ News, “Industrial Directory Reports Massachusetts Manufacturing Jobs Up,” Press Release, 8/30/06)

Under Governor Romney, personal incomes grew dramatically, and the level of personal income was far higher than the national average.

- During Governor Romney’s Term, Massachusetts Per Capita Personal Income (PCPI) Grew By 17%, Outpacing Per Capita Personal Income Growth For The Entire United States. In 2003, Massachusetts per capita personal income was $39,442 and rose to $46,255 in 2006. (Department Of Commerce, Bureau Of Economic Analysis, “State Annual Personal Income,” www.bea.gov, Accessed: 1/21/08)

- In 2006, Massachusetts Had A Per Capita Personal Income (PCPI) Of $46,255. This PCPI Ranked 3rd In The United States And Was 126 Percent Of The National Average, $36,629. (Department Of Commerce, Bureau Of Economic Analysis, “State BEARFACTS 1996 – 2006: Massachusetts,” Accessed: 1/21/08)

Under Governor Romney, Massachusetts Became A Better Place To Do Business:

Under Governor Romney, the business climate improved and more companies were attracted to Massachusetts.

- In Three Years Under Governor Romney, The Number Of Companies In The State’s Development Pipeline Went From 13 To 288. “Under Ranch C. Kimball, who became Romney’s secretary of economic development in 2004, the number of companies in the Massachusetts development pipeline jumped from 13 to 288 in three years.” (Brian C. Mooney, Stephanie Ebbert And Scott Helman, “Ambitious Goals,” The Boston Globe, 6/30/07)

- The Boston Globe : “Last year, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. chose an 89-acre site at the former Fort Devens over one in North Carolina for a $660 million complex that will create 550 jobs. The deal required a customized tax credit, a $34 million infrastructure bond, and an unusual show of teamwork by Romney and the Legislature.” (Brian Mooney, Stephanie Ebbert And Scott Helman, “Ambitious Goals,” The Boston Globe, 6/30/07)

Governor Romney took the action necessary to improve the state’s business climate and stimulate the economy through pro-growth economic policies.

- ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE: In November 2003, Governor Romney Signed An Economic Stimulus Package To Help Spur The Massachusetts Economy. (Office Of Governor Mitt Romney, “Romney Signs Economic Stimulus, Supplemental Budget Bills,” Press Release, 11/26/03)

- ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE: In June 2006, Governor Romney Signed A Second Economic Stimulus Package To Help Spur The Massachusetts Economy. (Office Of Governor Mitt Romney, “Romney Vetoes Wasteful Spending, Cities Needed To Maintain Fiscal Discipline,” Press Release, 11/26/03)

- 2004 SALES TAX HOLIDAY: Governor Romney Enacted The State’s First-Ever Sales Tax Holiday In 2004. (Office Of Governor Mitt Romney, “Romney Promotes Tax-Free Shopping Day On Saturday,” Press Release, 8/14/04)

- 2005 SALES TAX HOLIDAY: Governor Romney Enacted A Second Sales Tax Holiday. (Office Of Governor Mitt Romney, “Romney, Dimasi, Hart Promote Tax-Free Shopping Weekend,” Press Release, 8/14/0)

- INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT: Governor Romney Signed An Economic Stimulus Package Making The Investment Tax Credit (ITC) Permanent. (Office Of Governor Mitt Romney, “Romney Signs Economic Stimulus, Supplemental Budget Bills,” Press Release, 11/26/03)

- BIOTECH MANUFACTURING JOBS TAX REBATE: Governor Romney Proposed And Enacted A Tax Rebate For Manufacturing Jobs Created In The Biotechnology, Life Sciences And Medical Device Fields. (Office Of Governor Mitt Romney, “Romney Signs Economic Stimulus, Supplemental Budget Bills,” Press Release, 11/26/03)

- RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TAX CREDIT: Governor Romney Proposed And Enacted An Expansion Of The Research And Development Tax Credit. (Jay Fitzgerald, “Gov Nearly Halves Package; Rebellious Legislators Vow To Override Stimulus Vetoes,” The Boston Herald, 11/27/03)

- COMMUTER TAX RELIEF: Governor Romney Signed Legislation Allowing Commuters To Deduct Transportation Costs From Their Income Taxes. (Office Of Governor Mitt Romney, “Governor Romney Signs $25.2 Billion FY 2007 State Budget,” Press Release, 7/8/06)

- BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: Governor Romney Proposed And Enacted A Refundable Tax Credit To Promote Development At The Former Fort Devens U.S. Army Base. (Stephen Heuser, “$660M Drug Plant, 550 Jobs For Mass.,” The Boston Globe, 6/2/06)

- PERMITTING REFORM: In August 2006, Governor Romney Signed Permitting Reform To Expedite The Permit Process For New Businesses. “Governor Mitt Romney today signed legislation that reforms and streamlines the commercial permitting process, making it easier for companies to expand and add jobs in Massachusetts.” (Office Of Governor Mitt Romney, “Romney Signs Permitting Reform Into Law,” Press Release, 8/2/06)

- INFRASTRUCTURE: Governor Romney Created A $200 Million Fund To Help Businesses Pay For The Infrastructure Costs Of Growing And Expanding. “The Governor signed into law the $200 million in bonding, half of which will go into a fund under the control of the Executive Office of Economic Development (EED) to help pay for infrastructure costs to help businesses grow and expand.” (Office Of Governor Mitt Romney, “Romney Vetoes Wasteful Spending, Cities Needed To Maintain Fiscal Discipline,” Press Release, 11/26/03)

- MARKETING MASSACHUSETTS: Governor Romney Expanded Massachusetts’ In-State Sales Force. “The Governor also signed $1.5 million for the creation of an in-state sales force to market Massachusetts to companies around the country.” (Office Of Governor Mitt Romney, “Romney Vetoes Wasteful Spending, Cities Needed To Maintain Fiscal Discipline,” Press Release, 11/26/03)
I have one prescription that costs more than the insurance cost in Mass.

admin answers:

I would. In terms of economic policies, he is very smart. As a fiscal conservative, he impresses me with his limiting government, pro-individual stances.

Mandy asks…

Help needed related to blogging?

A friend of mine wants to start a blog, in order to gradually raise money for an organization working against Child Sexual Abuse. She has a really good idea about what she wants to blog about. But she’s not sure if the idea is good enough to compell people to subscribe to her blog. I told her to give it a try, because she won’t know otherwise. So she wrote a prospective first blog entry. We need your help to review it and tell us if you liked it or not. Will you be interested to subscribe to such a blog? Will others be interested? Is it a good idea? Will we be able to successfully raise money for a social cause? Please spare two minutes of your time to read the entry and provide us with feedback. Thank you so much! It means a lot to us!

” Ahhhhhhhh! I feel so elated and inspired! And I don’t even know why! I have a feeling it’s one of those days when you just want to do something crazy, for the heck of embracing life. I also have a feeling that the above said feeling is due to the current weather outside. The weather, as we speak, is currently 26°C, with a light drizzle, wind at 14km/hr and humidity at 57%. It’s July, goddamit! :D Local time- 19:48 (Indian Standard Time), Thursday, July 21st.
When I woke up this morning, little did I know that I would actually be attempting to create my own blog, or whatever you want to call it. Doesn’t it seem so much easier to sit back and just read what everyone else blogs about? I mean, if you created your own blog, it would just be a FAIL, unless you got people to actually read it. And why would they read it, when they have a million other blogs to read and a million other things to do? But! I’m still going to take my chances. I’m going to teach you how to live! :D I mean, of course you know how to live. But I’m going to teach you how to seize the day! CARPE DIEM!
But why must I do this? I lived a pretty ordinary life, until one day when I woke up and decided that I’m going to seize every single moment of every single day, henceforth. Believe me, just thinking about it, made me feel a hell lot better about myself! My future didn’t seem quite so uncertain. I stopped worrying about the small troubles that we all encounter in life. And! I feel so incredible right now! I want to actually DO all the things on my “bucket list”, rather than just making a bucket list for the sake of it. I want to embrace life! Okay, I may have already pointed that out. :P But I don’t care! I feel happy! And I feel like it’s my duty to the world to spread this happiness! I’M GOING TO GO TO LONDON! :D I’M GOING TO CREATE MY OWN BLOG…WELL, MAYBE! :D I’M GOING TO WALK UP AND TALK TO RANDOM PEOPLE ON THE ROAD AND MAKE THEM LAUGH! AHHHHHHHHHHHH! :D
But first, I have to go have dinner. I’ll be back soon! Until then, seize the friggin’ day, y’all! Cheers!”

Thank you!

admin answers:

I stopped reading at the first blasphemy! All caps is shouting. Blog is written very badly.

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Helen asks…

What are your views on my writing?

Good, bad, ugly?

http://britishwallflower.wordpress.com/2010/10/11/how-to-successfully-begin-an-unsuccessful-relationship/

i’m new to blogging, i might take it up as something fun to do.

admin answers:

I like it a lot t is very smooth to read and light hearted; while you are saying pretty important things – It was interesting to me to be transported through time and gender and get a young perspective – yes so please carry on blogging!

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