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Mercedes Benz Armor Protection for Black Men #hiphop

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When I say protect ya neck, I mean it. Here’s the specs on the Mercedes Benz armored vehicle. This car will protect you from 9 MM and .44 Magnums. This will keep Plaxico and others safe. Do it now. Don’t go to jail. I’m serious.

Mercedes Benz Armored Vehicle E-guard

Mercedes Benz Armored Vehicle E-guard

“A brother of the Mercedes-Benz S Guard, the E Guard class represents itself as very safe, reliable and luxurious armored car which comes fully armored from a production line. The B4 protection level protects passengers from hand guns such as 9mm gun, 0.357 Magnum, 0.44 Magnum with speeds up to 440 m/s.

Production of the model series W 211 started in the year 2002 and continues until today (2007). The E Guard models use 4 types of engine; the E320 and E500 (both of which were released in 2002*), E350 (2005*) and E320 CDI (2006*). Unlike the S 600 Guard class with B6/B7 armoring protection and speed electronically limited to 210 km/h, the E class’ weight is 2580 kgs (see the table below for more details) which makes it possible to reach a maximum speed of 240 km/h which is also electronically limited.

Due to it’s armor weight, the Mercedes-Benz E Guard cars use the Anti-Dive system which prevents the vehicle suspension from deflecting. Such deflects are caused by braking, when the front wheels and wheelbase get put under enormous pressure. Naturally, similar forces develop on the rear wheels and wheelbase during the acceleration process which is why the Anti-Squat system is also used there. Anti-Squat is simply the same system as Anti-Dive, but designed for the rear.”

Protect Ya Neck out there

Protect Ya Neck out there

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Why would Lamar Odom marry Khloe Kardashian?

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I mean, what’s the appeal? Ok. She’s relatively unknown other than a reality show. Why would a Los Angeles Lakers World Champion marry someone like Khloe Kardashian? I watched this show this past week and saw singer Omarion pleading with this lady and wanting to shift from being friends for seven years into a relationship. This dude actually seemed hurt that she didn’t want to be more than friends. I asked myself, “Why would someone be that into Khloe Kardashian?”

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom Pictured

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom Pictured

I then see the news yesterday that NBA Los Angeles Laker and World Champion Lamar Odom has proposed to this chick and they are getting married this upcoming Sunday. I was appalled and could not figure out why. It’s not like Lamar Odom needs hype and needs notoriety the way Omarion does. Omarion’s career is in the dumps. He needed Khloe Kardashian to lift him out of obscurity and make his career pop off again. But Lamar Odom? What does he need Khloe for? I came to the conclusion that he must love her.

LA Laker World Champion Lamar Odom to marry Khloe Kardashian?

LA Laker World Champion Lamar Odom to marry Khloe Kardashian?

They’ve known each other for a month according to reports. Why would you make $10,000,000 per year and marry Khloe Kardashian? What is the appeal? Does Lamar Odom think she has money so therefore she won’t mess up his money when they divorce next year? But wait a minute. Her dad, Robert Kardashian, was a great lawyer who worked on the O.J. Simpson case. I think, had she not been pregnant, Lamar Odom would have been better off marrying this hottie, Kourtney Kardashian.

Kourtney Kardashian pictured should have married Lamar Odom

Kourtney Kardashian pictured should have married Lamar Odom

If Lamar Odom wanted a Kardashian and not go after Reggie Bush’s ex Kim Kardashian, his best pick would have been Kourtney —>>>>. Kourtney is crazy hot and Kim is kind of average. Not that looks are everything but this whole union smells of something more than love to begin with. Just like when Omarion was pushing up like crazy. On TV it seemed as though he was sincere but then it looked much more contrived than anything because he was pushing so hard to get her.
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Who Should Win BET 2009 Hip Hop Awards Best Hip Hop Collabo

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The 2009 BET Hip Hop Awards show will rock Atlanta, GA this upcoming weekend, October 9-11. The city will be on fire and is a boom to the Atlanta economy. See my story on the Gerard Spinks Atlanta Examiner site. Everyday we’re going to do a poll for each category and let the audience choose.

Gerard Spinks is the CEO of Spinks Industries; a web content production and online extreme marketing firm in Atlanta, GA.

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October 6, 2009 at 7:17 am

The Attack of the Twitter Bots

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The Insider Twitter reports are in and as I keep saying 24% of all Tweets come from bots and not humans. The “Inside Twitter” report was generated by Sysomos. Many of the most active users are actually automated. The great people at Mashable found that 32% of all tweets made by the most active Twitter users were generated by machine bots that posted more than 150 tweets/day.

I never check my followers due to all the spam bots and in fact, I did a petition a month ago to @ev to ask him to start controlling the rise of the Twitter bots. I get followers who follow 800 people and are followed by 12 with 2 tweets! What?! Twitter bot. I don’t even know the purpose of these bots anymore but they exist and they are alive and well.

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October 5, 2009 at 11:11 pm

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Google Wave Just Another Social Network

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Google Wave software in the browser is touting itself as the next cool application to replace email. Yes, email is outdated and was developed 40 years ago. Yes, I’m way tired of over 70% of my email messages are marketing and spam messages. I would like to just close my email box and only use Google Wave to communicate. But this, just like other Social Media applications, is just for being social and talking to people about your wedding and when are you going to Chicago.

Google Wave

Google Wave

What business people want, like me, is a way to make business connections and build true customers via social networks. I love being able to connect to past friends via Facebook. I love being able to tell people that my dog pee’d on the floor this morning on Twitter and I love blasting people with my latest music via bulletins on Myspace but the question for all of us entrepreneurs is “Does it make me money?”

Business people do not have time for the next social media explosion if it’s just about discussing how to make a cake. Twitter is fading for me because the lack of intrinsic value to my business. When using Twitter to promote, the follower needle barely moves. When using it to discuss nonsense, my follower meter explodes especially if I’m talking about porn or being gay or something ignorant like that. The Twitter spam bots have it on lock and as soon as they see the key word, they follow me immediately. Who cares? Like my business needs a bunch of robots watching what I do!

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I hope Google Wave lives up to it’s promise of increasing collaboration. I hope that collaboration leads to business growth for the small to medium sized business. What the business entrepreneur needs is a way to find people with like business interests to introduce and pitch their product to legitimately. We need Google Wave to be able to chat with real potential customers and increase the conversation so that they understand our business value and why they can use us.

We need Google Wave to be on our website and when visitors browse our website, jump on Google Wave and ask questions about our services or our products to increase customer interaction. We do not need it to discuss the children’s grades and if we are going to the skating rink on Friday night. This is old and boring. I have my darn phone for that.

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September 30, 2009 at 7:58 am

How To Become The Best

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My friend Mike Pechina, an Olympic Judo Champion from San Bruno, California, always says “Repetition is the Mother of All Greatness”. Become the best is not an overnight thing. Becoming the best whatever you choose in your life has everything to do with constant action and effort. No one person has a lock on being the best. Mary J. Blige may be the best R&B singer. P. Diddy may be the best urban clothing designer. Why? How? Why is Lil Wayne the best rapper alive? How did they do it? How did they get there?

Judo Champion Mike Pechina

Judo Champion Mike Pechina

There is no secret to being the best. There is no magic wand. I knew Puffy when he had a black and white business card with a little baby boy on it. I met him at the Gavin Convention and he was just starting out. He just kept going at it. This is your key to becoming the best you. Find out your passion and then just stay at it until it starts to pay. The key is doing it until you start to see financial results. Unless you’re not in it for money. But, if you’re in it to make money, keep after it every single day.

Do not wait until some magical condition or some magical moment to start being the best you. I heard someone say that they were waiting until all things were perfect and until things started popping off to get going. This is ignorant. There is no thing to wait for. Websites are free now on WordPress. You don’t need a ton of money to get cracking. You need passion, energy, commitment, and work effort to become the best.

Aim high and shoot straight and keep doing your thing every single day. Even do it 7 times per day if you can. The key in being the best lies within you. Only you will determine how high and how far you can go. And remember, you can be down and behind in the count and still hit the ball out of the park.

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How To Bounce Back When You’re Flat Broke

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My friend Dan and I used to always say that being broke is a mind set. Instead of believing that you’re broke, you should instead believe that you have a cash flow situation. Cash flow situations can be improved. Being broke cannot be improved because it’s a mental condition. So, how do you go from having a cash flow situation to improving it?

Being Broke is No Joke

Being Broke is No Joke

There is no real easy answer for this especially in this economy. I believe it’s a combination of things that help you to bounce back in poor cash flow situations. The first thing that you must do is believe that you can rebuild or build to improve your cash flow. The second thing that you can do is acquire new skills that help you improve cash flow but keeps money in your pocket. In other words, don’t believe the commercials that come on TV saying that you can make tons of money medical coding.
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Before you run to enroll in specialty trade schools, use the job boards like Monster and Career Builder to determine if those types of jobs exist in your city and see how many years experience they require you to have. If the medical coding school is saying that there’s tons of jobs in the city you live in but you go to Monster and see ZERO medical coding jobs, you should not go to the trade school for this. You might be wasting your time.

I do recommend learning technical things like html coding, advanced html and XML coding, and tools like Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server. I don’t think everyone should become a programmer and all of that stuff but all the people that I know that make a ton of money in software taught themselves. They did NOT go get a certification. Neither did I. I learned Oracle and SQL Server by downloading the software on my computer and using the online lessons to set up scenarios to teach myself. This keeps me with job skills even in a down economy.

You have to look at this cash flow situation from a macro level and not a micro level. In other words, this is a broad brush and is happening all over so your plan needs to be strategic and not based upon you having to turn around money tomorrow. Yes, you probably need cash tomorrow, but look at the long term and make your decisions based upon that. The biggest key to changing your cash flow situation truly lies in what you know. Most jobs will be some sort of technical job in the next 10-20 years. You must be online, understand basic html, and hopefully start to understand XML in some capacity.

If that’s too much, learn Microsoft Excel and become a master at Excel. I know corporations who use Excel to build full fledge applications. Again, you don’t have to become an engineer, just have to know something technical on the computer. Hit me if you need ideas.

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September 28, 2009 at 9:47 pm