Treasure Trove in the Public Domain

Public Domain.

So, what is it?

Technically anything out of copyright has passed into the public domain. There are slightly different laws about copyright in different countries relating to copyright. The general purpose of copyright however, is to protect the individual who created a work of art, an invention, a piece of music or some other product so that other people cannot profit from his or her work until he or she has had a reasonable chance to or claim it as their own.

Public domain is defined in “Whatis.com” as

“Public domain is a designation for content that is not protected by any copyright law or other restriction and may be freely copied, shared, altered and republished by anyone. The designation means, essentially, that the content belongs to the community at large. Copyright restrictions vary among types of content and different countries.”

There are limitless amounts of material in the public domain, available for recycling and reusing, reinventing or recreating into new, exciting and different forms.

Splurge on it.

Where to Start?

There are a lot of opportunities out there to increase your income or to start making an income on line. Sometimes, it seems the problem is not to find a way, a thing to do.

In fact, It’s the opposite. There are so many ways, so many opportunities, it’s hard to know where to start. How to choose? It takes understanding and data in order to decide. Until you do it, you don’t get enough data to make the decision.

Can I make a success of this? Or would that be a better fit ? Well, this is something I am interested in, but now I found out some more about it, I can see it won’t really work with everything else I got going on, but I need to keep going with them so ….. well, what about this? Oh no, that’s just a load of hype. Ok well this looks much better. I’ll look into this.

And before you know it a year or two or even more has gone by. No progress, nothing changed. A lot of ideas, no action. A lot of thinking, a lot of effort, a lot of expense checking things out, a lot of time spent checking things out… a lot of checking out.

One good thing that came of all the checking out is seeing who has stayed the course. Who has made a success, who continues to deliver, who gives value for money, whose methods work, who has won respect, earned a good reputation, who will be here tomorrow.
Names that come up again and again are Jim Cockrum, Skip McGrath, John Thornhill, Stuart Turnbull, Mark Ling.

Jim Cockrum is an experienced Ebay seller who went on to sell on Amazon. He has several training porgrams including the Silent Sales Machine and Proven Amazon Course.

Skip McGrath is another one of the original Ebay sellers. He has been selling on this platform for many years, and also now sells on Amazon, writes a regular newsletter, sells his training program and contributes to others success with advice, tips and wholesale sources for physical products.

John Thornhill joined the ranks of the Ebay legends. He sells and promotes internet marketing programs. His big ticket program is Partnership to Success. He is hard working, sincere, and helpful. The information he includes sets you up to build your own website, products and sales for information products.

Stuart Turnbull has a successful prints and public domain products business, which he shares with others. His is a fun method for a person looking for an additional bit of extra money in a creative way.

You need to work out what you want to do, name it and want it and take action to get it

Essential Oils for Health and Wellbeing

Essential oils have a role to play in preventing ill health
and disease — always the best option– or encouraging our bodies to heal and recover faster if disease has set in.

Antibiotics have become less effective in recent years leading to fears that hospital operations may be affected or prevented due to the existence of bugs which can resist the strongest of antibiotics we now have.

There are on record some strains of bacteria which are completely resistant to all known antibiotics, meaning that the usual relied-upon medical treatment for patients who contract diseases caused by those bacteria won’t work. We have relied on antibiotics for so long and so heavily that we have forgotten earlier solutions and not developed new ones.

In the plant kingdom, living plants have developed the ability to produce chemicals within the plant which can help that individual plant to withstand attacks from insects, different kinds of fungus, bacteria and virus attacks.

Some of these uses have been known and used by our grandmothers, by traditional medical herbalists and healers down through the ages. Many of them have fallen out of use and even out of living memory in some cases.

To give some examples, from the neighbouring country of France a friend who grew up in Paris, told me how his mother treated colds; whenever he began to catch a cold, his mother cut a slice of bread, buttered it, spread it with finely chopped, raw garlic and gave it to him to eat. That was it.

A bit further south in Provence, another child told how when the winter season came and colds and flu were going around, if he was sick in bed, his mother would put a pot of water on the back of the stove, load it up with lavender and rosemary and let the beautifully scented vapour diffuse through the whole house. This was the traditional treatment in his part of the country.

This fragrant solutions sounds wonderfully rustic country cottage and quaint in our modern world of antiseptics and chemical sanitizers.

So, is there any scientific evidence to back up such an activity?

The skin is our first line of defence. It covers all the organs in our bodies to protect them from toxins and infections.

In the cases of burns, open wounds are a break in this protective barrier. However, they cannot be covered with bandages or coverings, leaving the layers below exposed to airborne bacteria.

Scientific studies done recently have shown that certain combinations of essential oils diffused into the atmosphere can dramatically lower the amount of infections in burn wounds.

Lavender is one such oil. It has been found lavender promotes healing while keeping wounds from developing infection. Another very effective oil is geranium oil. One of the strongest of oils is oil of oregano, the same herb we love to put on our pizzas and our Italian recipes. Perhaps the strongest essential oils is cinnamon,

Amazon Programs for Success in 2018

There are a number of Amazon programs out there at the moment.

One of them is run under the brand “Amazing” and is by all accounts pretty amazing. The program has been on the go for a few year now, and has a number of successful followers. It also comes in at an Amazing price so is not for someone who is just starting out with little income to throw at it and who can’t afford to wait for the income or waste some on the way to successs.

Fortunately there are some other extremely successful and worthwhile program out there. There is one I am thinking of in particular which is run by Jim Cockrum. He calls his program the Proven Amazon Course.

It comes in at a fraction of the cost of the Amazing brand program. Jim is a long time on-line entrepreneur. He started out himself in the early days of ebay and went on to achieve great personal success. Inevitably, he was asked how did he do it and this led to another line of success as a leader and teacher.

What is so wonderful about Jim’s program is that he practices what he teaches so it comes with a healthy dose of reality. As well as that, whenever a person signs up with Jim, they have access to all future developments as he evolves his training to keep up with changes in the market, rules on lines and fashions and trends in business.

Jim also has a loyal and devoted following who are willing to go beyond and help others to succeed. So with all these benefits and advantages, Jim has created an extremely valuable training resource and community who will help you with advice, answering questions, sharing results and experience.

Some of the people who have followed Jim have gone on to build million dollar businesses making sales on Amazon, both inside and outside America. His methods and advice are not confined to America and Americans.

Over the coming months, I will be looking at different programs and ways of making additional income on line.

New Year Resolutions 2018

As we come to the end of 2017, many of us will make New Year’s Resolutions for the coming year.

Common themes are to lose weight and live healthier.
Take out a gym membership. Get up early and go workout before we hit the day….
Buy a juicer and drink those greens we can’t stand any other way.

Say goodbye in January to the comfortable life of the couch potato. And dream about a new a better you

Well, here’s a video that describes a change that’s well worth making.

It gives a lot of return all for a change of routine. And the good thing is it won’t have to cost you a penny more. And it might just give you that last bit of information you needed to know to get the result you wanted.

So take a look.

I’ll be checking this out and putting it to use.

Looking forward to a new slimline you.

All the best in 2018.

How to Achieve Success

There are some keys to success in an online business or activity.

It starts with determination.

In order to succeed, you have to take action, and again, and again, and again. It isn’t a case of starting, doing something once and then doing nothing more. It requires continuous creation. Can be fun, sometimes just hard grind. But if you don’t do enough of it and keep at it, success will not be able to find you.

That brings us to persistence.

By doing a little often through time, we can achieve greater things. It takes time for action to build into volume. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time. It’s like exercise: going to the gym every day for a week, for 30 mins a day brings more result than doing 3 hours on a Friday.

A Colourful Change in Afghanistan

This short video from the BBC caught my eye.

A change taking place in Afghanistan in an unexpected direction shows a colourful scene in Afghanistan

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/must_see/41754605/rainbow-paint-job-to-cheer-up-people-in-kabul?SThisFB

Outlander

“Outlander” brings to life a Scotland past and a Scotland present.

Watching Jamie in his traditional kilt enacting the part of a Scottish laird in the 1740′s
popularises the Scottish culture and ethos around the world. With his Scottish Highlander
integrity and values of honour, hospitality, friendship, loyalty, he give inspiration to a
way of life that was suppressed by the English then event until now. The Gaelic language,
once widespread throughout the country, nowadays, is spoken only in a few parts of the country,
mostly the more remote and rural areas in the West and North.

It is interesting that a Gaelic speaker once told me, there is no word in Gaelic for enemy.
There is only an “unfriend” and no word for “hate”

It is also interesting that a film series about characters living in Scotland during the
time of the Scottish Wars of Independence, the Jacobite Rebellion and the various battles
that took place around that time such as the Battle of Culloden and the Battle of Prestonpans
should be so popular around the world.

Apparently, David Cameron, as Prime Minister, had not wanted the series to be shown in the
United Kingdom, as he didn’t want to increase the popularity of Scottish Independence ahead
of the Scottish Independence Referendum. And so, it was produced by Hollywood, filmed in
Scotland and released worldwide, but unknown in Scotland for quite some time after its
release.

Earlier this year, I met a group of Chinese teachers visiting the UK from a city I had never
heard of in central China. But they had watched “Outlander” — and loved it whilst I had never
heard of it nor seen it.

Later in the year, I paid a visit to Doune Castle in Central Scotland, where my nieces had once
played hide and seek as children near the village where they grew up.

Doune Castle was used as the location for Castle Leoch. This time, it was mobbed by tourists
and visitors from all over the world, Japanese, American, German, French visiting the locations
of Outlander or following the Jacobite trail. With parking (which was full) and copies of Diane
Galbadon’s Outlander series of books for sale, the Castle has taken on a new life.

A man with American accent approached: “Do you speak English?” Relieved that we did, he wanted
to know, Do you know what the name of that pretty pink flower is that’s growing by the roadside?
We did and could tell him. It’s Rosebay Willow Herb.

All along the roadsides leading up to the Castle and for miles around, the verges were thick
with vast swathes of willow herb, turning hills and lochsides pink, next to mounds of purple
heather just unfolding its tiny bells. And rowan berries turning scarlet as they ripened.

Claire would have been happy with all the herbs and plants.

So with that in mind, here are some of the favourite Scottish locations of the artist and crew
working on Outlander.

Here is Jamie’s favourite, and I have to agree with him, even my blog header is based on photos
I took of Skye. And Skye is one of my favourite places in Scotland.

http://www.travelandleisure.com/culture-design/tv-movies/outlander-cast-and-crew-favorite-locations#isle-of-skye-scotland

And to add to that is Kinloch Rannoch, used for the setting of the standing stones scenes where Claire
is transported back to the past.

http://www.travelandleisure.com/culture-design/tv-movies/outlander-cast-and-crew-favorite-locations#kinloch-rannoch-scotland

It would only be appropriate that the character who plays Prince Charles Stuart, Andrew Gower, would love
Stirling Castle, the childhood home of the Stuart Kings just before the Union of the Crowns when a Stuart king of the
Scots became the King of England.

http://www.travelandleisure.com/culture-design/tv-movies/outlander-cast-and-crew-favorite-locations#stirling-castle-scotland

How Tom Cruise Creates Films

The way that Tom Cruise works is something fascinating to find out more about. This short video interview is very revealing. It shows how he works, how he adapts his story line as he creates a film, how he creates the character. Inspiring stuff.

In this interview with Marc Fennel we here from Tom how he develops his story and what makes him tick.

I wanted to share this story with you.

How the Global Warming Scare Began

According to John Coleman, there is no significant global warming.

So, who is John Coleman?

John Coleman is the Founder of the Cable Network The Weather Channel, He has been named Broadcast Meteorologist of the Year of the American Meteorological Society. He has 60 plus years of experience as a weather man and knows his subject.

But he finally quit the American Meterological Society when, as he says, it became clear to him the politics had gotten in the way of the science.

John documents the entire story and shows how tax dollars are perpetuating the Global Warming alarmist campaign even though temperatures have not risen in years and years.

A great scientist named Roger Revelle had Al Gore in his class at Harvard.

Al Gore took up the idea of global warming and promoted it, popularising it with several books which he authored.

Professor Revelle tried to calm things down years later, saying and writing “The scientific basis for a greenhouse warming is too uncertain to justify drastic action at this time”.

But Gore said Revelle was senile and dismissed him — and the science and facts.

And global warming became a media message, a Hollywood cause which made it into a popular “reality” requiring tax dollars and expensive programs, funding and political measures at a global international level.

John Coleman meanwhile examines the cold hard statistics and facts like the health of polar bear population which are actually doing fine at this time, the decrease in the number and intensity of tornadoes, when looked at over a longer time period, and compares it to what is touted in the press and talked up on the media. They are two different pictures….

John tells the story in his youtube Video which you can see below.

It’s another look at a contemporary issue.

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