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Hurricane Katrina and Rescue Race Card Power Play

Today we read that Black members of Commerce are frustrated and enraged at the slow response to the Hurricane Katrina victims in the Soup Bowl of New Orleans. Diane Watson of California called the Federal Government’s disaster relief program “Dysfunctional” and she indicated that is was only because the poor African Americans were there and further indication was given that if it was white folks, it would have been much different. I say “awe shut up,” you don’t know what you are talking about. Yes it is true that the rescue efforts were not staged close enough to the Hurricane devastation area, but remember there were Hurricane force winds of 75 miles per hour for some 120 miles from the center and we were not even sure until about six hours before the landfall exactly where that might even be? Thus a buffer of 150 miles away was the best policy, but even then there were tropical force winds for 200 miles and even then an occasional gust? So what did you expect the them to do? They had to wait for the winds to die down and it takes 10 hours for a 12 mph hour storm to move 120 miles before you can even safely fly in the damn thing and still you cannot 올인구조대 anyone for another 8 hours as the tail end of the storm passes by. Okay how many hours it that? Hmm? It is 18-hours. Meanwhile it is in the middle of the night when you are moving into position with your teams. Middle of the night no moon; so you have to wait until the next day while moving at night, but if you are North now you have to deal with the winds where you are and cannot move. If you are moving by ground you have Interstate 10 out at Alabama, flooding in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama. So ground transportation is out. Anything already in the death zone is not a whole lot of use as the city starts to fill up at the end of the first day. Remember all the people like Army Corp of Engineers cannot be expected to hang out in the middle of a Category Five Hurricane with 165 mph winds; give me a break.

Next we have to remember we can get in with helicopters with infrared and search lights the night before, but there is no where to get fuel, power is out, remember a Hurricane just hit? Dah? Where were all these black caucus members of the black leadership forum? I tell you where they were not, they were not in the kill zone of Hurricane Katrina, no sir, because they are African Americans of Wealth and Position. Oh but Reverend Jesse Jackson said they focused too much on the looting? Who focused too much on the looting, those who were out stealing or those trying to rescue them? And it appeared to me those folks were alive and fine. They did not need help, fore they were already helping themselves.

So before we criticize those first responders on the scene, who worked through the night and some had accomplished some 400 rescues by the end of the second day, when they could see what they were doing let’s realize how bad this thing really was? If those who were looting had to steal a new TV set, why didn’t they just hot wire a car and leave the city? Give me a break.

Aid and help is on its way and they are helping these folks, but look at the situation, no power, no roads, no levee, looting, lawlessness, sniper fire, no food, no clean water, no fuel for helicopters, boats, or anything else. In fact the looters although they slowed the rescue efforts, the real culprit is Mother Nature and 40 years of un-headed warnings to upgrade the levees three-fold. That city with its 350-miles of levees is an engineering marvel in itself. An incredible feat of mankind’s never ending quest to build, it only had some upgrades over the past 40 years and they were few and far between, but all were state of the art at the time.

Ask yourself when did Noah build his ark? Before the flood right; well we did not listen and now we paid. Now we will do it right or leave the city a giant lake, but the lesson here is not one of dismal performance, although it is true it was not good enough. It is a matter of a Category Five Hurricane.

 

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Relationship Rescue – Human Whisperer Skills As Taught to Me by My Dog Oscar

In this relationship rescue article I’ll share how my ‘heartbeat at my feet’ helps me understand how to improve communication in every one of my relationships.

“My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet.” —Edith Wharton


It’s amazing how much Oscar communicates with my husband and I. He can’t say a word but he’s always communicating. Oscar’s our 17 pound shi-poo and a very important member of our family. I love to dress him up in this very cute Priceless t-shirt that reads: Collar: $38 T-shirt:$22 My pup: PRICELESS
In my interactions with and about Oscar I see genuine communication wisdom that offers insight how rescue relationships that are troubled.
Here’s some examples of how Oscar communicates:

  • When he wants to go outside (or when he’s bored and wants attention) he hits the bell we have hanging on the door that leads outside to tell us.
  • When he wants water (usually at night when we’re trying to sleep) he stands on me or Jeff and stares with precision at the bedside table until one of us makes water available.
  • When he wants a treat he stands at the refrigerator door telling us intently and expectantly that he’d love for a treat to appear.

Our neighbors have just added two cute-as-button puppies to their already busy household. I ran into the new puppy parents separately several weeks ago – both were expressing distress. It seems their new family members are a handful and they can’t get them trained to not ‘mess’ in the house. I tried to offer some pet relationship rescue advice. We’ve had such success with the bell hanging on the back door (Oscar was trained in just a few days) I tried to share that idea with each parent.
They were both very busy complaining, so I guessed they didn’t hear my suggestions and relationship 올인구조대 advice, because when I ran into them again this weekend, they were STILL complaining about puppy-mess problems.
Other then the fact that you now know that we have a very smart and cute dog what’s the point in sharing this with you? The point is that there are key communication principles that apply to how you communicate with all beings. These communication principles apply to dog or kid parenting, in sales, in leadership, on a team and with your significant other.

Relationship Rescue: Human Whisperer Communication Principles for all Living Beings:

  1. All beings communicate their needs and wants. Even if they’re not saying anything, they ARE communicating important information. This is important to note. Just because someone’s not talking, don’t assume that they have nothing to say. Tune in and look for other clues – to understand what they are thinking and feeling, besides just words.
  2. Our job as a parent, leader, sales person, friend, team member or significant other is to tune in and listen aggressively to what the person you care about saying or not saying. (Listening aggressively is to hear with energetic pursuit with a demonstrated desire to understand.)
  3. We have to provide regular and reliable communication systems so that people will share their true insights, wants and needs if we want to be effective. These systems can include anything that gets a conversation going, such as a bell on the door for the dog or for humans, confidential online surveys or face-to-face, one-to-one discussions.
  4. If we get stuck complaining about what ‘they’re’ doing – we can’t hear answers that are right in front of us.

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Japan Leads the Mobile Technology Market

While western designers and manufacturers battle to corner the mobile web market, and while debate rages as to whether the mobile web even has any value to the western world, Japan is surging ahead with its mobile web applications and devices. Those in the know say that Japan is at least five years ahead of the western world when it comes to mobile technology and it seems that despite recent steps forward (3G iPhone) the gap is widening all the time.

Now Jajah, a VoIP service provider has joined eMobile to release a new kind of mobile telephony service that will only be available in Japan (for now at least). The service will run on a handheld device that operates on a cellular data network and Jason Kincaid, from Techcruch IT, believes that it represents what all phone networks will eventually become.

The thing that makes this a rather unusual prediction for telephone services is that the device on which it is used (Sharp EMoONE Ultra Mobile Device) lacks a radio for voice calls, even though it supports an HSDPA high-speed data network. The software developed by Jajah and eMobile gives the data-only device portable phone capabilities. Currently users are able to make outgoing calls, but have to pay a monthly subscription for a Direct Inward Dialling (DID) number in order to receive calls. And this is what Kincaid believes the future of telecommunications will become – VoIP over data.

But what works in Japan may not necessarily work for other countries around the world, no matter how much experts and innovators may want them to. According to a Techcrunch article by Serkan 토토사이트, there are 90 million 3G in use in Japan and over 70% of the population subscribe to mobile web data plans. Meanwhile only 23.8% of the US population own 3G phones, which is still better than the 11.1% of the European population.

Serkan Toto believes that one of the reasons for the large discrepancy lies in the fact that Japanese companies never tried to recreate the wired internet experience on mobile phones, instead they worked to develop “unique mobile ecosystems” designed specifically to enhance the cell phone experience. In addition, email on mobile phones was enabled from the very start, so people learned to rely on their phones for their emailing needs and largely ignored email features on PCs. Despite some problems – insufficient CSS, lack of cookie support and restrictions by operators and the government – the mobile web in Japan is fast, sophisticated, stable and user-friendly.

 

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casino which does not have much space

Nowadays, things have changed a lot with the coming of the Internet. There are many online gambling sites present on the web today since 1996, where amateur gamblers can try their luck in online casinos. This is quite advantageous for all those people who feel intimidated to play in real casinos. Also, sometimes in real casinos veteran players and dealers get annoyed with these amateurs when they ask irrelevant questions. So, it is preferable for the novice players to go for these virtual casinos.

Virtual casinos have easy access

Now, in land casinos there is also the presence of roulette machines on which players have very slim chances of winning money. It is also quite easy to go to online casinos because it just requires making use of your computer. But, in a land casino it would require spending money and often going to another country. Online casinos save you from the hassles of spending money on travel expenses. You can also play games in these casinos whenever you desire rather than waiting for your holidays in the case of land casinos.

But, there is a risk of not getting the winning amount in case of online casinos which can be quite    메이저사이트      devastating. On the other hand, you can easily collect your money in a land casino. No such fraud can occur in a land casino where you are physically present.

More games and fun at an online casino

It can also be more fun to be at a real casino because it might have live concerts, musical shows and tempting waitresses. Virtual casinos can accommodate almost 30 different types of games, rather than a land casino which does not have much space. You can also see on your computer whether your favorite game is hosted by the online casino, instead of visiting a land casino to check the availability of the desired game.

Quick availability of cash in online casinos

Online casinos also offer free bonuses to the customers in the range of 10 to 2400 dollars and they can easily spend the casino’s money. Unlike a real casino, online casinos deal in multiple currencies. This is quite beneficial for the players because they get chances to play with other players in their currencies. For example, a person who is residing in Italy can easily play with an American player by purchasing credit in US dollars. It is quite convenient because there are no annoyances of converting currency before placing a bet.

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How To Make Easy Money Betting on Soccer and Other Sports Online

There is no limit to how much money you can make in online Sports Betting. Just how successful you become will depend entirely on your own little efforts.

OK! You may be one those people who loses lots of money regularly on sports betting. I’ve been there many times and from my experience it hurts so much to lose money. After many trials and errors, I stumbled upon the Key to successful betting. Am about to reveal to you this lucrative online business as the easiest and cheapest investment ever on the internet.

Sports Betting

For those just starting out. Sports betting is all about betting against bookmakers. It is quite different from betting against other people the way most people do. It is also different from pools betting. Bookmakers are betting companies that provide the platform for betting activities. They also provide the prices and expected winnings on each football match.

사설 토토사이트 you need to do is to determine the outcome of a particular match or a series of matches. You don’t need to predict the exact score line. Though there are bets where you can predict the exact score line. The price per match will be determined by how hard or difficult it is. The easier the match, the lesser the potential returns. The harder the match, the higher the potential returns.

Let use soccer (football) for illustration:

Assuming TEAM-A on top of the league table wants to play TEAM-B who are at the bottom and out of form at home, we all know there is a very high likelihood that TEAM-A would win if in good form plus all the advantages to their side. The money you are expected to win if you bet TEAM-A will beat TEAM-B will be very small in fact.

On the other hand, if you say TEAM-B will beat TEAM-A, then the expected monetary returns would be high. It will be high as well if you say it will end in a draw.

Okay. Let’s move on.

Predicting that TEAM-B, the under-dog will beat TEAM-A, the odds could be 4/1. That means that if you bet with $1 you will win $4 plus your initial $1 which makes your total earnings $5. I’ve used US dollars above as an example. Most bookies operate in Pound Sterling, dollars and Euro. So if you want to bet on it, what would you do? Start analyzing and seeing possibilities.TEAM-A to win at 2/7 simply means to win $2 you have to play with $7. You need to ask yourself is it worth risking $7 to win $2? Or will you back the weaker TEAM-B to win at 4/1? You only need to put in $1 to win an extra $4. But will TEAM-B beat the stronger TEAM-A at home? The greater the risk the greater the potential returns, the lesser the risk the lesser the potential returns. That is where your football mind and knowledge is needed.

Let’s Understand Prices/Odds more using real soccer teams for example.

Take a look at this match in the fixture and price. Lets say Chelsea F.C. to beat Manchester City at home is priced at 2/5. That is you bet with $5 to win $2. That is a total expected returns of $7.

(Always remember that the figure at the end is what you stake with and the one in front is what you will win)

The match is 11/4 for a draw and 6/1 for an away win for Manchester City. It means 1/1. You play with $1; you win an additional $1. You play with $100 you win an additional $100.

Other Kinds of Odds…

Not all odds are written in fractions. As in not written like 3/1, 1/5, 4/9 and so on. Some odds are written in decimals like 1.35, 2.42 etc. If you see 2.42, it simply means if you bet with one dollar, you will earn return of 2.42 dollars. Whatever figure is shown, it means that it is what will be returned if you place $1. So you can calculate your expected earnings according to what you want to bet on.

There are also the American Odds presented in form -110,+220,etc. The Decimal odds seem to be by far the easiest to calculate. The bookies (bookmakers) can determine what kind of odds they will be using. Actually some bookmakers allow you to choose the odd type that suits you. Whatever Odd you use the result is the Same. However, chose only Odd type you are comfortable with.

Bet Types

There are many types of bet provided by Sport books to suit your needs. The basic bet types are the 1X2 (three outcomes, Home Draw Away), the 12 (only two outcomes, Win or lose), the 1X, 2X (Win or Draw), Not Draw. Other extended betting types are Number of goals, Half/Full Time result, Odd/Even number of goals, Asian Handicap, Live or in-play betting option, exact score line, etc. While sports like boxing, tennis, etc have fewer basic betting options, soccer has the most betting option.

It’s very easy alright making unlimited cash betting on sports online. Now you are thinking: if it were so easy how come people lose money at all? Answer! Is most of the time you do guess-work; try-your-luck, inadequate or no information, etc.

But that’s no good business or investment doing guess-work. You know what it is? It’s called gambling. An investment mind-set is a vital ingredient to make money in Sports betting backed by good knowledge.To be successful punter making tons of dollars on sports betting you need reliable, tested and proven information, systems and strategies to guarantee profits and high returns.

Why you need reliable information.

Ever seen even the strongest teams on top of a league lose to under-dogs at the bottom of league table? Causing bettors to lose lots of money? Why for instance should a team like?Manchester United lose to black even when they have over 90% chance of winning? It hurts a lot lose this kind of bet.Yeah it happens. 99% of all soccer punters (bettors) THINK they know who will win the game and which team will go over or under the total and end losing almost all their bets and a lot of money, which leaves 1%. Those 1% are professionals that make a living betting on soccer and other sports.

Why? It’s because there some secrets in Sports betting that can only be unlocked with the right kind of information that gives knowledge. This is not knowledge of how the games is played but knowledge of how to make money betting on games played.

Knowledge is power in a general sense is but in sports betting the knowledge is money.

Yes, you need a system that works most times to become an investor making lot of money on sports betting. Sports betting should be seen as an investment, that way you make money most of the time. Though fun in sports betting cannot be left out for those who have passion for the games, the passion can be converted into lots of cash using proven betting systems and strategy. Football (soccer) has most systems and strategies because it offers more betting options than any other sports.

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Online Slots More Popular Despite Higher House Edge

With traditional bricks-and-mortar casinos, games like Baccarat, Blackjack, and Roulette have been considered the high roller games, while slots were considered as side amusements for low rollers. Games like craps, baccarat, and blackjack have lower house edges than slots, so why are slots so astoundingly popular in online casinos?

In casinos online, men and women are fairly equally represented as slots players, and slots are clearly the most popular game at most online casinos. One reason is the great proliferation of themes and styles with slot machines. Whereas traditional casino w88club like poker and blackjack do develop variations (like Power Blackjack and Texas Hold’em Poker), the differences aren’t as pronounced as the differences that can be exploited with slots machines, where theme options are practically endless.

In the world of the internet, where things evolve very rapidly, traditional games may seem stuck in the mud to some players. And slots developers are constantly introducing new bonus games that keep the genre fresh. At the same time, people who are fans of classic slots like Cleopatra can easily find those games online too.

The slots you find at any casino online are affordable too. Penny slots are obviously very cheap, and even in other slots you can only put in a couple of dollars at one time. So you’re not going to blow an entire bankroll right up front by playing slots. With penny slots, you can play 100 times for just a dollar, which is hard to beat for entertainment purposes. And with slots you could well end the night with as much money as when you started, plus you were entertained.

Slots are definitely popular for their simplicity too. It would be hard to think of a game simpler to play than slots. And some sites even allow you to automate play, so that the site pulls the virtual lever for you. Many people prefer to go to an online casino to play slots to going to a land casino because they can take breaks, do other things, then start playing again without driving back and forth.

Of course, people do win jackpots playing slot machines, and this is a big part of their appeal. With a typical progressive slots game, a payout will usually occur a couple of times a year, depending on how many people play. By contrast, how often do you hear of someone winning, say, a million dollars at blackjack? In other words, the average person could conceivably win a million dollars in a slots game with a one dollar bet. But could the average person turn a dollar into a million at the blackjack table? Not likely.

Slots also have the appeal of possible instant gratification. Have you ever been in a bricks-and-mortar casino when a slot machine pays off? It’s pretty exciting to see money literally cascading out of a machine. Of course, you don’t get coins coming out of your computer when you play online, but you can bet the players who win big at online slots have their own little celebration in front of the screen.

 

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Poker Rooms – Locating The Best Online Poker Rooms

As the a gambling industry continues to be technologically advanced killing the barriers of time, and distance, many people are now playing the online poker room, that one needs is skill and sufficient funds to access the website and start playing against other people from different places.

If you have ever attended any casino or other gaming establishment, chances are good that you may have run into someone who the perfect place to play a hot game of poker could be found. Naturally, the level of accuracy of this statement depended greatly on the individual in question, as frequently these types of statements are completely based in imagination and fantasy on the part of the informant. The truth of the matter is that finding the one best venue for the playing of poker or other gambling and gaming activities is a near impossible task, since every casino, poker room and gaming establishment professes itself to be the best, the highest paying and the most reliable. The concept of truth in advertising is very loosely followed in the gray area of what constitutes the best or most reliable casino or poker room.

The experience of searching the web for online poker room like pokerpressbox.com can be just as frustrating as the search for the offline brick and mortar counterpart in any gaming friendly city such as Las Vegas or Atlantic City. The search for the best sites, the fastest payouts and the most secure serverqiu room and casinos can lead to a lot of dead ends, wasted time and even worse, wasted money. But the search for a suitable online poker room such as pokerpressbox.com doesn’t have to be difficult or even overly long if the user focuses on a few main characteristics that are critical to the success of any online poker room casino or poker room.

First and foremost, the issue of security should be addressed. Security against illegal tampering as well as protection against collusion and players who work together to cheat the other players who may be new to the concept of online poker room are both important areas to address in the search for online poker room and casinos worth playing. Without the proper security features, the player can’t be sure that payment information and personal data isn’t being copied from the site and the data that streams back and forth from player and poker room.

Fortunately, sites like pokerpressbox.com have effectively incorporated the latest effective technology into the online poker room room and casino concept and provides the maximum available protection against hacking with state of the art encryption technology. Safe and secure sign ups as well as day to day winnings are safe from the prying eyes of strangers.

The best online poker room sites have to be reputable. That is, they should be fair and pay out quickly and easily. It is important when you are deciding which site is best for you that you take into account what others are saying about the site. Some poker sites make it difficult to get your money out after you have won, while others lack the customer service to make guests feel comfortable. There are a number of best online poker rooms rating sites available with reviews from actual users. With very little research you should be able to narrow your search for the best online poker rooms, poker sites down to the most reputable three or four on the online poker rooms.

The next factor you want to take into account in your quest for the best online poker rooms is the number of people on the site. The more people that are on a poker website, the more likely you will be able to find a game quickly. Most people find it frustrating to go to a site only to find that it is difficult to get a table going or to join an existing table. If you are playing poker on line you want to log on and go. The idea is not to spend all of your time surfing around for a game. Also, you will want to weigh the number of people against the other factors to determine where it ranks in terms of importance to you in finding the best online poker rooms for you.

Finally, you want to evaluate your own game so that you can determine what kind of competition you want to face. Different online poker rooms sites offer different levels of competition. By using the aforementioned ratings sites, you can find reviews of which online poker room sites offer the steepest competition. Remember, better competition can get you into better games, but if you just want to be able to win a few bucks here and there you may want to stick with more intermediate or beginner online poker room rooms with lower pots. Determining the level at which you want to play, especially against the number of players on a site, is paramount in determining the best online poker rooms site for you.

Any online poker rooms player would be well advised to visit pokerpressbox.com and decide for themselves which online poker room is right for them. Fears surrounding online poker room rooms are not as great in magnitude as those of real life casino can be. With that realization you are free to explore the world of online poker roomspoker.

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The History of Motorcycle Clubs and Motorcycle Paraphernalia

club [kluhb] thing, a gathering of people coordinated for a social, scholarly, athletic, political, or other reason

Actually like a book club or a planting club, a cruiser club is a social event of people with similar interests. However, they have an entrancing history behind them, just as the gear and adornments used to advance and promote one’s consideration inside a cruiser bunch.

The Birth of the AMA

The introduction of cruiser clubs really began back in 1924 when the American Motorcyclist Association, or AMA, was coordinated as a division of the current Motorcycle and Allied Trades Association (M&ATA) in Cleveland, Ohio. The association has one mission as a primary concern: “to ensure and advance the interests of motorcyclists while serving the necessities of its individuals.” The AMA sanctions biker clubs around the United States, and current aides lead roughly 1,200 clubs across America. The AMA helps these different sanctioned clubs in running occasions, advancing their club, and offers these clubs the chance to decide on issue that influence AMA clubs and individuals.

While the AMA is viewed as one of the biggest motorsport associations on the planet, it doesn’t administer each cruiser bunch in America. Numerous clubs are framed outside of the AMA rules and guidelines, and these clubs are designated “prohibit cruiser clubs.”

Ban Motorcycle Clubs

The American Motorcycle Association enrolls various standards and guidelines for their contracted clubs to follow and keep up. Yet, similarly as with defiance in anything throughout everyday life, biker clubs were framed outside of the AMA administers and were immediately named “Prohibit” clubs or “One Percenters.” Some well known criminal clubs that shaped outside of the AMA incorporate the Hell’s Angels and the Bandidos Motorcycle Club. They developed broadly after World War II when American troopers were getting back home from war and searching for experience or friendship with other World War II veterans. Many reinforced over bikes, which prompted the advancement of many fugitive clubs- – just as more supported clubs inside the AMA affirmation. Many cruiser clubs are made for the individuals who have a specific devotion to a specific brand, like Harley Davidson, BMW, and Honda, just to give some examples.

The Negative Perception of Motorcycle Clubs

Cruiser clubs have gotten negative criticism before. Due to the “prohibit” nature of large numbers of the clubs, just as the disapproved of way of life and unfavored appearance of those riding the street, biker clubs and the individuals who are essential for them have not generally had a positive response from others. Toss in a couple of Hollywood films that gave the gatherings an unfortunate underlying meaning and described them as vicious and favor unlawful medications and exercises, and one could perceive any reason why these clubs were depicted in such terrible light. In any case, after some time, bike clubs and individuals from them keep on approaching their leisure activity without worry concerning others’ opinion about them, and many are understanding the suppositions and gossipy tidbits about motorcyclists and their interests have been particularly misguided. The expected way of life of motorcyclists has changed throughout the long term, and others are more tolerating of the individuals who appreciate the side interest and inclusion in the motorcyclist local area.

Recognizable proof of Motorcycle Clubs

To show one’s investment and acknowledgment into a specific bike club, numerous individuals will don calfskin coats with club patches and gear. Likewise with participation and connection to some other specific club or gathering of people, cowhide vests, patches, vest pins and zipper pulls. Each biker club will have a specific plan and shading that addresses their association, and individuals from specific cruiser clubs will wear these tones and fixes to address their participation with a specific association, regardless of whether it is authorized by the American Motorcyclist Association or is a fugitive club. Calfskin coats are ordinarily worn by motorcyclists due to their top notch and capacity to withstand over the top mileage while out and about, while offering security from earth, flotsam and jetsam, and the climate during one’s ride. Many will join on biker club enrollment patches onto their coats, just as add zipper pulls and vest sticks that match their inclinations, their set of experiences, or their club.

Cruiser Club Patches and Their Meanings

The patches worn on cruiser coats and vests have specific implications relying upon the quantity of pieces to the actual fix. On the off chance that a fix has just one piece, it implies that the club is a family club or a “decent” bunch. The two-piece fix signifies a momentary biker club from an honest club to a fugitive club. These are ordinarily worn while a club is looking out for endorsement. A criminal gathering is implied by the authority three-piece fix, showing entrance into the Outlaw Motorcycle Club of fugitives, or “One Percenters.” There are various varieties of the patches that have various implications, however the most remarkable and most unmistakable component of bike club patches are the one-piece, two-piece, and three-piece vest and coat patches.

Rocker Patches

Rocker patches are those that have a “standard” over the top and lower part of the fundamental fix with the bike club logo as well as name. These rocker patches will normally show the name of the bike club on top, and the area/locale on the base. These are periodically three-piece patches which address ban cruiser clubs, or “One Percenters.”

The Meaning of Motorcycle Vests

Motorcyclists are regularly seen wearing cowhide cruiser coats to keep warm while out and about. Nonetheless, bike vests are additionally seen. There are two reasons why bike vests are worn. The first is to permit a motorcyclists to show their club affiliations with patches and different embellishments. Very much like the coat, patches can be sewn on and worn to show one’s relationship with a specific biker club, either an AMA club or a criminal club. In any case, coats might be excessively warm during blistering mid year months, and when layered with other attire under for warmth during cooler months, it can limit one’s capacity to move their arms and elbows uninhibitedly for riding. A cruiser vest is now and again worn to diminish the measure of layers on one’s arms and help with development, while as yet permitting a motorcyclist to show patches while riding.

Cruiser attire, fixes, and clubs have been around as long as the actual bike, and the set of experiences behind them is interesting and charming. Studying bike clubs and the foundation of them will help you effectively partner with other cruiser specialists and local area individuals and figure out what makes each gathering and bike club extraordinary and recognized from the others.

 

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Clamour For Free Slots Among Online Casino Gamblers

Nothing defines playing online slots in web-based gambling sites better than to use the words fun and extremely entertaining. A lot of casino games are easy to accomplish. In fact, there are some games that only require you to do the simplest things like spinning a wheel and you will be surprised how these very simple tasks could already give astounding prizes and cash. To make things much better, you can even experience all these thrills without having to pay a single cent. Needless to say these free games are enough to lure a lot of players to play in these casinos together with the seemingly limitless options that casino sites offer.

The reason why a lot of players prefer to play free slots is because of its nature – a game that relies a lot on chance and luck. Since many people prefer to play in these slots, casinos make it a point that they meet the demand of the players. That is why you can see so many slots that offer equally enticing games.

If you are afraid to lose all your lifetime’s savings, then worry no more as these casinos do not expect you to do so. With proper budgeting and self control you can easily just spend the amount that you have the liberty to give away. Thus, you spend little time worrying about whether you are going to win or lose and just dedicate your attention to enjoying the experience of playing since many casinos offer games that can be played for free.

Pure fun and amusing excitement

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Ten Tips for Leading Your Group or Club to Success

There’s a group or club for just about everything. There are groups formed to drive a particular political agenda, to perform civic activities, to play sports, to advocate a cause, to further research and understanding of a particular interest or to even to make money through investment clubs. Clubs don’t just form and operate on their own – often they need leaders to both start and to drive the club agendas forward. There are tens of millions of groups in the US alone. That’s a lot of leaders needed. But, leaders come from all walks of life and nearly everyone has the potential within them to be an effective leader. All it requires is some interest, effort and a little direction.

Why Do it?

Being one of the leaders of a club, group or organization can be one of the most rewarding activities you’ll ever do. It’s a great chance for you to improve your leadership skills while simultaneously working towards a goal that you likely feel very passionate about. There are an endless source of great resources that describe how to be a great leader in general – this article is not going to duplicate those works. In this article, we’ll discuss what practical tips there are to help you specifically be an effective club/group leader and a few ideas to get you started on your way.

Poor leadership?

Not everybody can strive to be a great leader – however being a good leader is important for the success of your club. Poor leadership can often result in the death of your club. Some results of poorly run clubs include:

o disconnection – members don’t feel they know what’s going on, what activities they can participate in or know how to even help. Some feel powerless to help affect change.

o exclusion – members don’t feel a part of the group/club either in decision-making or activities. Many groups by necessity need to be run by a vocal minority, however if people aren’t being heard, the majority end up leaving

o failure – poorly run meetings, activities and events mean you aren’t accomplishing your goals. People don’t want to be in an inefficient environment – many are there with limited free time – they don’t want to see it wasted.

o lack of purpose – every group has a purpose – it’s just not necessarily well articulated. Sometimes a goal is known but it is not well communicated to the members. Without a common goal, you end up wasting time with diversions.

The leader has the opportunity to not only prevent these club-killers from occurring but really lead and inspire the group to accomplish their goals.

Why can it be hard?

For some, being a group leader comes naturally and requires seemingly little effort. For many, it can be a chore and can be awkward and uncomfortable. Being a good group leader takes some investment in time. Most leaders have only their spare time to devote sandwiched between family, work and many other obligations. Since you can’t increase the amount of spare time you have without some cost (e.g. less sleep, less time with family, etc.), you have to use your time as efficiently as possible.

Clearly as you become better at something, you do it more efficiently and better each time. Most group leaders have never had the opportunity to serve as a leader in their past lives – so they are in new territory. Someone nominated to manage fundraising or help market the club or help drive membership may have never had the experience of doing it before. Also, just because someone has been nominated to be treasurer in a club, doesn’t mean that he/she are good at math and at managing money and budgets. They do have to have the skills and interest to be good at it though.

Still, the harsh reality is also one of the great things about clubs. It’s a chance for people to flex their brain into other areas they haven’t had experience in and to improve their skills sets. If you have the right attitude and are willing to learn, performing these activities can be even more rewarding than expected.

How to be a Great Group Leader

There’s no recipe that guarantees success and there’s no single recipe that will help you be successful. Below are just a few of the many things you should consider if you want to be an effective leader.

#1 Nail the Goal

Nearly all great leaders create a goal that is well understood and unambiguous. By having a goal, it provides clarity on where you want to go and what types of things you want to do – it helps reduce wasted time and effort. Crafting a good goal is not necessarily easy but once you have a good goal or set of goals established, it will help you carry your group forward more efficiently.

#2 Hear and Listen

People need to be heard. People often voluntarily join – heck, people even pay to join (membership dues, etc.) so you better understand why they are joining and what they hope to get out of the experience. People’s needs change and so it’s a constant job to always listen and understand what the groups motivations are. Some do this more formally by having information sessions and town hall type meetings. Others do this more informally by simply talking to people often and asking them questions. Others run periodic surveys and polls to collect the data. It’s tempting to operate a จีคลับออนไลน์ thinking that all members are like you. This type of in-bred thinking rarely creates a lasting environment.

#3 Communicate and communicate

Members can quickly feel disconnected, particularly if your group is run by a vocal minority. The more disconnected people feel, the less likely they will participate. Many clubs and organizations have regular meetings. Others use newsletters, email groups, website etc. to keep in touch with members and to let them know what is going on and what is planned.

#4 Give credit to where credit is due

People don’t necessarily pick the highest paying job they have offered to them. What most people prioritize the highest is to feel useful and valued. In a club, most of the activities taken on by members are voluntary in nature. While they aren’t getting paid money, they can get “paid” by the experience they have as well as the praise for a job well done by the leadership. While you might think it’s silly to create a plaque or a trophy or to have them stand up and receive an ovation at the next meeting, it goes a long way to encouraging further good works and helps to build the all-important emotional glue that binds groups together.

#5 Decide on Decision-making

Figure out the decision-making process early. Some groups are very formal and create a constitution, bylaws, amendments, etc. If it’s a small group it may be just simply that the president decides everything – just be clear about it so that when the inevitable disagreement comes along you have a clear way of driving it to resolution rather than wasting cycles bickering about how it should get decided. If you wait for a conflict to occur, then inevitably, political forces arise which can cause damage. Some different ways that decision making can be made are the following:

o autocratic – the leader makes all final decisions

o leadership team – the leadership makes democratic decisions with the president breaking all ties

o democracy – everyone who is present votes to make decisions

There are many variations of the above, like for instance, some groups perform a majority vote of all members present for a meeting and if it meets certain minimum thresholds.

#6 Don’t Reinvent the Wheel

Clubs are often a collection of people tied together by a common interest. The variety of people who have these interests can vary greatly. You might find in your midst people who have real talent in areas that you can leverage. For instance you might have a lawyer in your group who can help with a contract, a PR person who can help with marketing your group, a software developer who can help get your club online or someone who has skill with fundraising that can help with your next event. A good leader should figure out what assets they have available to them and how they can be leveraged. Leverageable expertise can easily come from outside of the group, such as through advisors or just through your personal connections. Nearly everyone you know is or has been a part of a club and many have served in some leadership capacity. If you just ask around you can often find a person who has performed a similar role and be able to learn from them.

#7 Lead by Example

The leader often sets the tone for the group. By making decisions, interacting with people, even showing up to meetings on-time, the leader is setting the tone for how things are expected to run. Unlike the dynamics of a company, where a leader often has hiring and firing authority, in clubs and groups, it’s different. The leader may not have that level of authority – this means that leading by example is even more important.

#8 Think Two Steps Ahead

A group leader needs to think about the big picture and drive the group forward. A group leader often needs to delegate tasks to others in order to get the job done, get the job done well and to free up the time for the group leader to think about how to propel the club forward. A group leader needs to understand the dynamics of the situation and understand at a high level what is needed – is the club properly financed or will they run out of money? Has new membership rates been increasing or decreasing and why? Is the group accomplishing their goals? What are the goals for the next 12 months? Are members happy and fulfilled? What is the membership retention? The leader also needs to understand the softer dynamics of the group – for instance, are the old guard of members inflexible to change? Are the new members trying to create change too strongly? Are there troublemakers in the group that are unproductive? Understanding these issues enables the leader to fix these problems.