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This Wonderful Morning.

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This is a really awesome day. My wife and I are enjoying the morning so far. It started off real nice. We are working on some new videos for our channel. That will be awesome.


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How-to Pick the Right Names for Your Characters:

1. Be Realistic – where do they live? how old are they? what era is the book set in? what do they look like?
2. Keep It Simple – the harder to pronounciate, the easier to lose attention of your reader
3. Stick to Your Genre – go ahead and be creative for Sci-Fi/Fantasy, but the name must make sense within context
4. Avoid Famous Names – Elvis, Cher, Houdini and please never Adolf
5. Avoid Name Similarities – most readers don’t look past the first letter of each name (keep that in mind!)
6. The Root of the Name – check the meaning of each name and make sure it goes well with your character
7. Be Bold – if you are really stuck, choose people you know. Beware the backlash!

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Do you think that the homeless should be treated better?

I will start off by saying this. Yes we should all come together and be kind to one another. We all go through hard times in our lives. It could be because of losing a job. Someone in the family got sick. Many things can happen that are out of our control. The most important thing we can do for each other is be kind. Sometimes the homeless just want someone to talk to. There are some people that need a hand getting back up on their feet. I will say this my wife and I was once homeless and on the street. We were in Tempe Arizona. We hung out on Mill Ave day after day asking for food and money. We used the money to pay for motel rooms. The hardest part of being homeless is the lack of a job people would walk by and say things like get job. Well it is easier said then done. No employer is going to give a homeless person a real job this I know. I happened to get somewhat of a job. I was offered a job working at a bar called Moonshine. I was so happy to get this job. I could save up my pay checks and then get a place to live. It was not like I thought. I was given one hour a day for three days a week at ten dollars an hour. That is only thirty dollars a week. I could not get a place to live on that. All that did for me was take me from standing on the street asking for money. People would still say get a job. I would sometimes ask the if they had a business if they said yes I would ask for a job. Their answers were always no you can not have a job. I would ask why not? Then I was told you can not have a job because you are homeless. I always told my wife that it will be OK. It will get better soon. We will be off of the streets some day. We have been homeless for almost two years. It started back in 2014. We went to Santa Monica for a few months in 2014. We went back to Tempe for awhile then by summer time we went back to Santa Monica in august. Towards the middle of September a person that my wife and I called a friend thought it would by cool to tell my wife that he was going to have her and I killed. So that day we had sixty three dollars that brought us here to Las Vegas. Now in the beginning of October my wife got really sick and was put into the hospital. She was there for about a month. My wife had a roommate and they got to talking. My wife told her about how we have to live on the streets. That nice lady said that stops right here now. You guys are not going to be homeless anymore. My wife asked why? that nice lady said that she is going to help us get a place to live. After a few more day My wife was able to leave the hospital. On November 1st 2015 we moved into our apartment. This was the miracle that we were waiting for. It takes only on good deed to help someone change their life for the better. I asked our new found friend why she helped us? She responded saying it is the right thing to do. You should help others in need. Well we are taking her advice. We are raising money to help the homeless get off the street. We want to go state to state and help as many homeless people as we can get a home. I know what you are thinking. You guys are crazy. No we are not crazy. Remember it is the right thing to do. We have a campaign on gofundme.com We want to raise $100,000.00 So we can help the ones in need. If you feel the need to help please go to gofund.me/6rzhja44

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

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The Charleston Shooting and the Potent Symbol of the Black Church in America

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Emanuel landscapeLast night, Dylann Storm Roof entered the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, sat through an hour-long meeting, and then opened fire on those in attendance. Reverend Clementa Pinckney, a state senator, was among nine individuals who were killed. Many are shocked at not only the grisly nature of the shooting, but also its location. “There is no greater coward,” Cornell William Brooks, president of the N.A.A.C.P, declared in a statement, “than a criminal who enters a house of God and slaughters innocent people engaged in the study of scripture.” Yet this experience is unfortunately, and infuriatingly, far from new: while black churches have long been seen as a powerful symbol of African American community, they have also served as a flashpoint for hatred from those who fear black solidarity, and as a result these edifices have been the location for many of our…

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An open response to Taylor Swift’s rant against Apple

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Dear Taylor Swift,

I have read your open letter to Apple where you give your reasons for refusing to allow your album ‘1989′ to be included on their forthcoming Apple Music streaming service.

(For reference:http://taylorswift.tumblr.com/post/122071902085/to-apple-love-taylor)

I applaud it. It’s great to have someone with a huge following standing up for the rights of creative people and making a stand against the corporate behemoths who have so much power they can make or break someone’s career.

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Liked on YouTube: Set and Forget YouTube SEO Automation Video 1

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Set and Forget YouTube SEO Automation Video 1
Have you ever wondered how to get more embeds for your videos? How about more social shares, backlinks and even 2nd. tier backlinks?
In this video playlist I’ll show you how to automate all of the above.
All you have to do is your keyword research, write a catchy title, write a good amount of text into the description and add some tags. As soon as you hit publish backlinks and even second tier backlinks are automatically created for you. Even better…it’s totally free and easy to set up.
I’ll even show you how to do your keyword and tag research for free to.

This is going to be a video series, this is video one in the series As I add videos to the playlist I’ll keep linking to them.

It is worth mentioning that this is not a total solution…

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Liked on YouTube: Easy Keywords and Tag Research – YouTube SEO Video 2

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Easy Keywords and Tag Research – YouTube SEO Video 2
Before you upload your video you need to first do your keyword and tag research. In this video I show you the free tools I use and how I do my keyword and tag research.
Keywords and tags help both Google and YouTube to better understand what your video is about. Some say keyword are tags have no importance in SEO but in all honesty how would search engines know what the video was about without them?
This is video 2 of the YouTube SEO automation series. Link to the playlist http://bit.ly/1Qjjo28
Link to Video 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx2NQsdO5FI

Links I mentioned in the video:
Google Chrome http://ift.tt/Ma6CaD
Extensions for Chrome: http://ift.tt/vX2nh8

How to use Wordtracker Scout – https://youtu.be/D7xfhHonzXw
Tubebuddy Tutorial – https://youtu.be/gQsB2Iz4Pbs
How to use Google Keyword Planner – https://youtu.be/bxREkVhzEkw?t=1m34s

Checkout my Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZf96q-Ba4bYTAsyV9A7Amw

Follow me on Twitter https://twitter.com/Steve_Pots

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Liked on YouTube: Easy YouTube Titles And Descriptions – YouTube SEO Automation Video 3

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Easy YouTube Titles And Descriptions – YouTube SEO Automation Video 3
The link to the YouTube SEO Automation Playlist – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCyddNAp2Qhw6OoF4ZML5R9cBGyRj_y47

Your YouTube tiles and descriptions are very important. Not only does it help with your YouTube SEO it literally helps viewers decide if they want to click play on your video or not. A crappy title can ruin a great video. The same for the description.

The best titles are enticing. They invite viewers to click. The best descriptions have links to other videos or locations where the viewer can find more info. A helpful info rich video will do well with search engines and viewers. Take your time and don’t be lazy.

If you do want to be lazy then do it the right way…..
Get that Chrome Headliner Extension to help you write enticing keyword rich titles. – http://ift.tt/1FXARZc

Get your descriptions written for you on the…

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