Thursday, May 31, 2007

In case you still don't get the value of podcasting and/or linkedin

Here is an email I got today that so shows the value of both of these two massively viral tools.

Imagine, building a solid linkedin or other social networking network so that you can invite successful people to speak on your podcast as guests.  Yes, you can.  If you are connected to my massive networks then you are more than halfway there.
these are just a few places

So here's the challenge.  Think of a professional or successful person you have read about recently and work your network to get introduced to them so that you can interview them on a podcast.  If you can make the case and get the appointment, I would be glad to MC the call and host it on my podcast as well.  Now, how many are going to take me up on that challenge?

Eric Standlee

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If you remember an interview I did with Cameron Reilly from
the PodCast Network a few weeks ago,,
he set me a challenge - use LinkedIn to find the biggest Celebrity
Guest I could find to appear on the show.

This was a real test of the quality & depth of the LinkedIn network,
as well as the willingness of the LinkedIn community to help with
I'm pleased to report that none other than Vint Cerf, (co-inventor
of the Internet) was a Guest on today's G'Day World PodCast,
and view Vint Cerf's profile here:
A very special thanks to my LinkedIn connections,
Christian Mayaud and
who helped make this happen.
Stan Relihan

Compare MPG

Use this spreadsheet to figure out if it makes sense to get a better MPG car and/or how much you'd save if you got better MPG using acetone and how much that could mean in your pockets.

Ask me to share it with you if you want to copy it and use it and I will send you the link.

Eric Standlee

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

We should get behind this for our own Health!

Keep our freedom to stay healthy.


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Natural Solutions Foundation

May 30, 2007
Please Forward Widely:
Every Letter Counts
Ron Paul's Given Us a Great Bill
to Get Behind!
Action Step:
Click here ( ( to tell your Congressperson to co-sponsor the Health Freedom Protection Act, H. R. 2117.
Congressman Ron Paul, MD (R-TX) has done it again. He has introduced a great bill into the House of Representatives, The Health Freedom Protection Act, H.R. 2117. This bill is of monumental importance to your health and health freedom. Short, pithy and to the point, it allows supplements to carry scientifically justified health claims. It shifts the burden of proof to the FDA to prove that health claims are NOT scientifically warranted, rather than assuming that health claims are forbidden as advertising unless they relate directly to either structure or function. Thus, "Cherries may be good for arthritis" would be permitted since there is strong scientific evidence that they help people with joint pain.
FDA Restricting Your Right to Know What Supplements Can Do For You
The FDA does not want you to know how good supplements are for you. If you understand how safe, effective and inexpensive they are, why would you take drugs? When I coined the term "Nutricide" I gave it two definitions:
1. The death of a body of knowledge about the health benefits of foods
2. The death of large numbers of people through the manipulation of the food supply.
The FDA is working on both the first (through tools like the recent dangerous and assaultive "CAM Guidance") and the second (through forcing Codex "HARMonization" on you and your food).
It's Your Right to Have
Information About Supplements
Although Dr. Paul is trained as an allopathic physician, he believes in your right to use supplements and herbs which have truthful, informative health claims on their labels and in their promotional material.
The FDA does not believe any such thing, of course. Their endless attacks on truthful health claims are part of a "Pharma-Phriendly", lop sided and dangerous policy designed to put drug competitors (i.e., natural products and practices) out of business. FDA policy which attempts to gag real information on natural products while colluding with dangerous drug to hide their dangers. To cite just one example of an unfolding cabinet of horrors, the FDA colluded with drug companies to allow neurotoxic, suicidality-inducing anti depressant medications (commonly known as SSRIs) to be prescribed as if they were safe and effective (despite abundant information showing they are neither) in the very young, the very old and everyone in between. The FDA resisted tooth and nails adding precautionary information ("black box warnings") to labels notifying doctors and patients that these compounds could cause death and injury in a variety of ways ( e.g., suicide, homicide, cardiac death, stroke, neuroleptic crisis, etc.) and do permanent harm to anyone taking them. They also buried the information that these drugs did no better than placebo, although placebos did not lead to death or permanent physical injury. And placebos are a whole lot cheaper. Loved ones were lost, families were devastated, brains, livers and lives were injured beyond repair.
Truth is Just A Bowl of
[Censored] Cherries
At the same time, the FDA threatened the Michigan Cherry Growers Association (MCGA) with severe legal punishment if they did not remove links from their websites to independent peer reviewed scientific studies. These studies, which the MCGA had no role in producing or sponsoring, showed that cherries were good for people who had arthritis. According to the FDA, mounting such "advertising" on their web site which then was making "health claims" TURNED CHERRIES INTO AN UNTESTED DRUG. Of course, cherries are a lot cheaper and safer than, say, Vioxx or Celebrex. Cherries have never been associated with 130,000 plus deaths from heart attacks, but, then, their profit margin is absolutely unacceptable to Big Pharma.
You probably recognize this twisted, commercially engendered "logic" from the recently proposed abusive and dangerous " FDA Guidance on CAM Regulation" which proposes that same magical transition for ANYTHING whatsoever (including a needle to remove a splinter, holy water or carrot juice) used with the intent to induce health. (By the way, despite broken links and other manipulations, over 197,733 people submitted comments through our site to the FDA opposing their inaccurate "restatement of the law".
One of the people who urged the FDA to back off from its intended abuse of its power was Congressman Ron Paul. But, because he realizes well that the FDA is just gearing up for another round of assaults on your health and health freedom, he did more than that.
What H.R. 2177 Does to Protect
Your Health Freedom
Dr. Paul reintroduced his important and powerful Health Freedom Protection Act shortly after the disastrous "FDA Revitalization Act of 2007, S. 1082, passed the Senate. Congressman Paul's bill shifts the burden of proof onto the FDA whenever the agency wants to deny the public the benefit of health claims information about Dietary Supplements. And it wants to deny the public that information a lot.
H. R. 2117 provides that reasonable health claims, with proper disclosure language, shall be allowed "unless the Secretary determines that -- (i) there is no
scientific evidence that supports the claim; and (ii) the claim is inherently misleading and incapable of being rendered non-misleading through the addition of a disclaimer." Thus, even "a scintilla*" of scientific evidence would allow Dietary Supplements to make claims that they may be of benefit to individuals. The requirements of the bill are consistent with the law that already governs the agency's position, announced in 2004, "FDA intends to apply a standard for substantiating claims for dietary supplements that is consistent with the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) standard for dietary supplements and other health related products of 'competent and reliable scientific evidence'."
This policy has not been adhered to by the FDA since it attacks health claims on a regular basis and allows only so-called "structure function claims", barring all other types of health claims.
Kill the knowledge of health benefits of dietary supplements and you kill the market for dietary supplements. The logic is unassailable. The impact is a classic double whammy:
Whammy 1: a rise in the preventable diseases of under nutrition, defined by the World Health Organization as
  • Cancers
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes and
  • Obesity
Whammy 2: a rise in the number of deaths and serious adverse events from the use of drugs where natural, safe, effective (and cheap) treatments could have avoided this human tragedy.

The Natural Solutions Foundation and our legal counsel believe that this bill would greatly enhance public access to truthful and non-misleading health information. Your right to access truthful, non-misleading health information is supported by, and is in keeping with, the US Supreme Court's dictum in Thompson v. Western States Medical Centers,
"If the First Amendment
means anything, it means that regulating speech must be a last - not first - resort. *** We have previously rejected the notion that the Government has an interest in preventing the dissemination of truthful commercial information in order to prevent members of the public from making bad decisions with the information. *** Even if the Government did argue t that it had an interest in preventing misleading advertisements, this interest could be satisfied by the far less restrictive alternative of requiring ... a warning ..."
Health Freedom Protection Act

The Health Protection Act, H.R. 2117, is cosponsored by Congressmen Burton (R-IN), Shays (R-CT), Bartlett (R-MD), and Duncan m(R-TN). It presents a clear opportunity to enhance legal protections for Dietary Supplements and natural remedies. Its adoption would
shift FDA resources from over-regulation of safe food substances (e.g., Dietary Supplements) to what should be their main task: protecting people from truly dangerous drugs and medical devices. We need to encourage other congresspeople to join as cosponsors and get behind the Health Freedom Protection Act.
And, should the House equivalent to Senator Kennedy's disastrous "FDA Revitalization Act of 2007, S. 1082, be passed, we are urging your Congresspeople to act strongly to attach the whole of H. R. 2117 to it as an amendment to provide strong protective language for Dietary Supplements and their legitimate health claims.

Yours in health and freedom,
Dr. Rima
Rima E. Laibow, MD
Medical Director
Natural Solutions Foundation
*scintilla \sin-TIL-uh\, noun:
A tiny or scarcely detectable amount; the slightest particle; a trace; a spark.
The text of the bill, reintroduced on May 7, 2007, can be found at:
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Tuesday, May 29, 2007



Find the best colors for your next project FAST and of course it's free.

Eric Standlee

LinuxWorld | Seven post-install tips for Ubuntu 7.04

LinuxWorld | Seven post-install tips for Ubuntu 7.04

Some very important steps for after installation of Ubuntu 7.04 which comes on the new Dell Linux laptops.

Keep this blog or this post bookmarked.

Eric Standlee

Monday, May 28, 2007

HHO Video

Have you heard of using water to run engines?

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XtremeRecruiting - One Minute Interviews

XtremeRecruiting - One Minute Interviews

Great short audios valuable to everyone in every business.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Bond With Your Dream

I got this in email and thought it was a great reminder about how we can help ourselves keep our eye on the dream and honestly how we could help each other do it too. If you don't have someone to keep your eye on your dream, let's connect and I will help you if you will help me.

A good salesman can have you picturing your dream life in moments, and then actually LIVING that dream life, because he’s going to leverage YOUR mental image to sell you HIS product or service. The better he can link what he’s selling to your dream, the sooner you’ll make that buying decision.

That’s how sales works. The best salesperson gets you to visualize exactly what you want, in all its detail. Knowing that, why not use this technique on yourself?

We talk about visualization a lot. But do you actually ever DO it? And if so, are you doing it effectively?

Why not model the successful sales pro? YOU call the shots. Bond with your dream using all your senses - sight, sound, smell, touch, taste. Make it 100% vivid, just like you are really there now. Write down the details of the dream you are picturing, so you can use those details over and over.

Do it every day. The sooner you bond with your dream every day, the sooner you will pay the price to achieve it.

That is how life works.

Your friends for life,

Michael & Linda Dlouhy

Thursday, May 24, 2007


Dan Patrick

Senator « District 7

«   «   «   «


Now we know who supports

appraisal caps in the Texas Senate


Early Wednesday morning, the Senate heard a bill by Senator Glenn Hegar dealing with property owners who property may not be appraised annually.  The bill was clean-up of current law, but Senator Patrick recognized an opportunity to amend the bill by adding in language on lowering the current appraisal cap from 10% to 5%.


Senator Patrick had other bills on the exact subject, but all died in committee.  When Sen. Patrick took the floor to introduce his amendment, the Senate melted down over the fact members were about to have to go on record about their support for appraisal caps.  Faced with intense pressure from fellow members to withdraw the amendment and various points of order from members who did not want to have to vote, Senator Patrick stood firm. 


Points of order were overruled and a vote was called.  When the dust settled appraisal caps finally their vote in the Texas Senate.  Although the amendment failed, victory was achieved.  The Texas Senate is now on record with who supports their local property tax paying home owners and who supports their local property tax spending politicians.


The blog " Lone Star Times" has a very informative write up about the issue and we would encourage you to read the article by clicking here.


Senator Patrick would like to thank those members of the Senate who joined him in standing up for the hard-working, tax-paying home owner.  Those members are:



Note: All the Democrats and ten other Republicans voted against the appraisal cap reduction amendment.

    pd pol ad Dan Patrick Campaign, Mike Jain, Treasurer
Post Office Box 70073
« Houston, Texas 77270 « 281-500-4665 « 281-667-3120 (fax)

This is important to me as a constituent of the state of Texas and a property tax payer.  I don't mind paying my taxes, but when you have to hire professionals to protect yourself from the government which is supposed to be on our side, it is a very scary era we live in.  It ain't Unle Sam any more, it more like Don Sam or General Kim ILK Sam.

Eric Standlee
713.690.8877 x205

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Remeber Me

I love each and every airman, soldier, sailor and marine out there laying their lives on the line for our continued freedom.  Bring them back home safe Lord and bring as many into the Kingdom as will come.

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People are worried about this upcoming generation. I personally have been praying that God would raise up leaders (of which we are in desperate need) like the last 'greatest generation' of  Patton, and Churchill, and Eisenhower…….maybe those prayers are getting through……

Lizzie Palmer who put this YouTube program together is 15 years old. There have been over 3,000,000 hits as of this morning. In case you missed it, here it is. It is very moving.  I hope Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, John Murtha, et al have it sent to them a million times over.

Tonight's Alternative Marketing Methods Call

I want to start off thanking Tim for inviting me to share on tonight's call.  I pray that it will be a blessing to alot of people moving forward.

The article that I mentioned about what blogging is about by Guy Kawasaki is here:

CrusaderX: The 120 Day Wonder: How to Evangelize a Blog

Guy Kawasaki (No I don't just like him because his name is Japanese) is the Tech Evangelist for Apple and a very famous person in the Geek world has this ... - 77k

I recommend neo-bloggers to start by reading his article.  It convicted me about how small I thought of blogging and helped me take blogging to a new level.  I am definitely not where I should be at blogging as according to this article, but I know that as with anything else I need to through out the fear and step forward and just do it.  I like to tell my candidates that we must "do what we can so that God can do what we cannot".  It is true in blogging too.  Do it, then get with a mentor and get their advice.  But don't procrastinate wondering if you should do it or not.

The same goes for podcasting and social networking.

I really believe and pray proverbs 16:3 over what I do and how that affects others.  I am responsible to God for what I do and for what I don't do.

Thanks Tim, love ya brother.

Eric Standlee

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Plaxo 3.0 Preview

Plaxo 3.0 Preview

If you have plaxo or even if you don't, you should try the new plaxo 3.0. It is slick.

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New Free Classifieds Sites


I thought I'd share these links to more free classified sites.  I don't list all of them on my blog, but this post is on my blog and I promise I will continue to post about sites like these that are getting nice traffic.

Now, of course these sites have a business plan that includes making money and our using them more and more does help them out.  I believe that everyone cannot be using craigslist and backpage and each has their own crowd of users.  So, we should try them all and find some that we can stick with.

In service,

Monday, May 14, 2007


Hackers hijack Windows Update's downloader, 05/10/07:  Hackers are using Windows Updates' file transfer component to sneak malicious code downloads past firewalls, Symantec researchers said Thursday. Click here for more.

You will be hearing about how vista doesn't cut it for a while from the way things look.  You can either keep worshiping at the alter of status quo or you can quit whining and get a mac or move up to Linux.  I have been using Linux since 1993 and yes it was a command line geek-only exclusive playground for a while, but now it is better than windows in just about every way.  Way number one is you don't have viruses and hackers to worry about.  Wait another 14 years and more people will be using Linux than Windows and the virus and hacker attacks might have increased a little, or don't wait and use it now while it is 100% more secure and faster and "freeer" if that is a word than the crap coming from Redmond.

Eric Standlee

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Driver signing is a failure for Vista

Driver signing is a failure for Vista

Read this article and tell me why you would ever buy another windows box. DON'T. Just get a mac or better yet load Linux on your box (a child could do it for you) and forget viruses and DRM and idiotic problems associated with microsoft.

I have been saying this for years and it is time for the naysayers to shut up and admit they are wrong for following the croud.

Digg Story: The Next Fracat Houston Networking Meeting

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Houstonians are learning to network whether they like it or not.
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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Fwd: Maybe we should adopt the backbone of the Australians

Sharia law has no place in Australia nor in America.  It is the antithesis of all we stand for.

Yellow backed politicians who cow-tow to the ACLU or any other group and allow Sharia law anywhere in America should be asked to repent of all they have done to deserve punishment under Sharia law and be allowed to suffer the due punishment so that noone else in America would have to question what that means.

Having said that, Sharia law is only another manifestation of the antichrist and the snake behind it rears its head knowing full well that it has lost already.


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Doesn't sound real...however, I checked and found it to be true!

Your Friend

Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday

to get out of Australia, as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.


A day after a group of mainstream Muslim leaders pledged loyalty to Australia and her Queen at a special meeting with Prime Minister John Howard, he and his Ministers made it clear that extremists would face a crackdown. Treasurer Peter Costello, seen as heir apparent to Howard, hinted that some radical clerics could be asked to leave the country if they did not accept that Australia was a secular state, and its laws were made by parliament. "If those are not your values, if you want a country which has Sharia law or a theocratic state, then Australia is not for you", he said on National Television.


"I'd be saying to clerics who are teaching that there are two laws governing people in Australia: one the Australian law and another Islamic law that is false. If you can't agree with parliamentary law, independent courts, democracy, and would prefer Sharia law and have the opportunity to go to another country, which practices it, perhaps, then, that's a better option", Costello said.


Asked whether he meant radical clerics would be forced to leave, he said those with dual citizenship could possibly be asked to move to the other country. Education Minister Brendan Nelson later told reporters that Muslims who did not want to accept local values should "clear off. Basically people who don't want to be Australians, and who don't want, to live by Australian values and understand them, well then, they can basically clear off", he said.


Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques.


Quote: "IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.


"However, the dust from the attacks had barely settled when the 'politically correct' crowd began complaining about the possibility that our patriotism was offending others. I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone who is seeking a better life by coming to Australia.  However, there are a few things that those who have recently come to our country, and apparently some born here, need to understand.  This idea of Australia being a multi-cultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity. And as Australians, we have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own lifestyle.


"This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom.


"We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society .. Learn the language!


"Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push, but a fact, because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.


"We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.


"If the Southern Cross offends you, or you don't like 'A Fair Go', then you should seriously consider a move to another part of this planet. We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, and we really don't care how you did things where you came from. By all means, keep your culture, but do not force it on others.


"This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom, 'THE RIGHT TO LEAVE'.


"If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted."


Maybe if we circulate this among ourselves, American citizens will find the backbone to start speaking and voicing the same truths!



Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The Lost Art of Mentoring

Unlike corporate training which is event driven.  Huge events have cropped up all over the country and like some of their names imply, they motivate.  Motivation is a short-term affect on the attitude of the attendees of these conferences.  Corporate sponsored training in the work place can inform the attendees about a snapshot of the current state of affairs, but is that mentoring?

Mentoring implies ongoing stretching and growing.  Just like it takes going to the gym day in and day out and being evaluated on weight and size and diet regularly in order to build muscle correctly, in order for mentoring to really be effective it must take place on an ongoing basis with continued exposure to those who have been there and done that.  Motivation can be affected by the neophyte.  Mentoring only happens in the presence of success; verifiable success.  A high scool graduate can motivate you to complete an obstacle course in military basic training. But, it takes someone of similary beliefs who has done what you want to do and been where you want to go to week in and week out train you or mentor you to get there.  That newbie mght be able to motivate you to make a change, but the 4th degree black belt who has spent year after year in sweat blood and tears is the only one who can guide you through the pitfalls of sometimes even undetectable mistakes which can keep you from reaching the heights of the art.

The book BLINK talks about how certain words in sentence tests can affect our disposition.  I was recently reading this book and it talks about an experiment in which they had college students make four word sentences out of a list of lines of five seemingly random words on a line.  They found if they put "old" words the students acted old and if they put patient words they acted more so and if they put impatient words that affected them too.  Hearing and seeing the right words affects us in the short-term, and in the long-term even more.

Ongoing Mentoring is regular scheduled exposure to the right words to affect our disposition correctly. When the mentoring subject covered is so radical to your established mindset, hearing it once can affect a very short-term change, but constantly being exposed to that idea and the words that surround it is like having a black belt instructor week in and week out evaluate your Tae Kwon Do skills.  Consistent ongoing entrepreneurial mindset mentoring delivers deeper, richer change.

In this era of push-button immediate gratification, persistent consistant mentoring is a lost art.  Finding the successful people who have the time to mentor you can be an impossibility.  Learning to change your mindset to that of the kind of successful people you want to emulate can take alot of effort.  However, committing to it will deliver richly in your life.

Eric Standlee

This latest recorded call was good

I am not using Michael's system, but I have learned alot from his training that is both good for network marketing and non network marketing in traditional business.

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Ask Michael Dlouhy

How To Leverage Your Recruiting Power

Posted: 07 May 2007 09:36 AM CDT

When my good friend Richard Dennis started working with me, he interviewed 2 dozen people who were always on our calls and who were building their MLM business.

These people all had different stories and came from different backgrounds - and yet, every single one of them, when asked what has made the biggest difference in their MLM success, said it's the ability to listen.

And it's not just their MLM success. They all had personal life stories of how the "Color To Success" training has changed their lives … mostly because it taught them how to listen for the first time.

Which people in your life have had the most effect on you? I'll bet as you examine your experiences with them, you'll find a bunch of people with great listening ability.

You can learn that ability. Our training actually FORCES you to listen to your prospects, whether you want to or not.

I strongly recommend you listen to this training:

This one is a real life-changer.

Your friends for life,

Michael & Linda Dlouhy

Eric Standlee

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Fwd: Free search listings vs. paid

I received this from Perry Marshall and I am including it in its entirety below.

This is very good advice.  You don't want all of your eggs in organic results or in adwords, and I would say you'd want to add off-line sources as possible too like telling everyone you know about  your blog which has an ad on it to your site and specifically asking people to go to your site.  Don't forget to use social networking sites and blogs all over the net.

Be blessed,
Eric Standlee

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   Just got this email from a customer:

"I am reading through your ebook at the moment.
My most  common search terms are already #1 ranked in
Google (regular search results).  Should I also advertise in
ADWORDS for those same terms?  Would it help me
anymore or is it just a waste of money?"


Dear Rob:

   You should do both.  Sure, free is always a great deal, but
you should still buy advertising as long as it will give you an
acceptable return on investment.  It's kind of like owning stocks--
some stuff gets you 17% interest this year, other stuff makes
you 2-3%, but you dollar cost average it out and do OK.

   Plus, people who depend on free search engine listings
are *extremely* vulnerable to Google's whims, and if
you read much on this subject, Google's been just
nasty these last few months.  One day you're #1
and the next day you're not even in the top 1000 -
literally, that's really happening.  Don't ever rely
on just one thing.

   Finally, one of the best things about AdWords is that
you have complete control and you can test ideas
before you roll them out.  That's a HUGE advantage
which is not possible with free search engine traffic.