Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Microsoft's Search Strategy -

Microsoft's Search Strategy -
Microsoft has lost its footing since gates moved to New Zealand--he seeks stability, neutraility, less stress and leaves all those behind for poor steve, who gets "egged" in Hungary the way the old Vaudeville players got it along with tomatoes' when their act was bad.  When Jack Eckerd, founder of Eckerd Drug Stores, left the chairmanship to seek nomination as secretary of commerce of Florida, hoping to eventually run for Gov; he left a vacuum that no one could fill.  Eckerd died in his 90's of alzheimers after inventing self service drug chains and the "senior discount". He began with only 3 stores; Mr. Gates in a garage, it is said.

Hotmail was started by a few MBA's and a vision of free email. It is now used mostly by spammers.  The producty cycle of Microsoft has turned hard and when the founder is away, the techies play and no one really has a stake in the company.

Yahoo has been slipping since Google got its frontal lobes in the door and there must be a smell of fresh kill of Yahoo since Microsoft has been circling in for the kill. Its all business today but no one cares as Microsoft cuts the silver cord on XP for loyalists.

Long live Google and Apple with their gaggles of Ph. D.'s and "genius" bars. Its always happy hour somewhere in the world say the drinkers and we apple enthusiasts belly up to the bar for a double of service and 411 on our supported macines and we dont even have to tip the bar tenders.

My advice:  short MSFT & YAHOO and buy apple where the founders are close to the consumers ear; to all others they just have their eye on the bottom line.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Enota lodge, hiawassee, georgia

Enota is an old cherokee name.
susan freed is the trustee. It has been selected of 1/127 camps to achieve the award placing it in the top 3% of camps in the USA OF THIS capiber. there is a healing spa and can accomodate up to 250 people for conventions. I would like to see mens groups meet here for healing and meditation.

we have no financial or other interest just a great passion to pass the word on the camp
Enota is located on sixty wooded acres, which were once ancient sacred Cherokee land and then a Cherokee village. When gold was discovered in the mountains in the 1800’s the land was confiscated by US government and subsequently sold to a family who homesteaded it for 60 years.  The(from the website) land was then sold to the YMCA which used the land as a boys camp for 50 years.  It then became an RV, cabin and tent campground and is now in Trust for conservation, educational and spiritual purposes.  Enota is surrounded by 750,000 acres of Chattahoochee National Forest

A campground a self sustaining community with hydro, wind, organic garden, its own chickens and eggs serving buffet style meals very reasonable campground a self sustaining community with hydro, wind, organic garden, its own chickens &campground for Rv's and tents with a family/kid area.
there is a stocked lake for fishing and ducks and wild animals abound. There are lots of hiking trails and there are numerous groups, internationally from India, Russia and England working on ecological issues here at the Enota lodge.

We hve been camping here in this area of N. Georgia for years but only  5 years found this camp. We did not know it had gone organic and in the future fully raw. It will be a healing center with acupuncture, massage, and organic training.

There is a large water fall about 1/2 mile  on a steep grade close to the camp with is well worth the climb. When I went up, a family with the man carrying a 3 week old boy with sky blue eyes that keep looking and listening up for all of the sights and sounds of mother earth.

this lodge is based on honor, respect for the tradition of honoring the earth and keeping chemicals out. We feel it is an honor to eat organic food, grown in their own garden and dine with international students and interested people.

there are fire circles and sweat lodges from time to time and plenty for the kids to do. We have no financial interest in Enota; just travelers swept up by the energy of the magicial camp, the thick cover of trees and hills and creeks that lull us to sleep.

And yes, it is 503(c) non-profit that needs volunteers.
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