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Day: June 11, 2011

I love the Lib Dems…(video)

Some of you may well have seen this video by actor Michael Spicer who pretends to be a single man looking for love on eHarmony. He does this introduction video and shows his emotion and love for the Lib Dems rather too much.

Lib Dem ladies would a guy loving the party as much as this be a turn on for you?

Please watch the video below

Featured on Liberal Democrat Voice

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Food Not Bombs. Five more arrested for feeding the homeless.

Criminals are not good people. That is what people say. Those who break the law deserve to be arrested and be punished for their actions. So how do people feel when they see the headline? 5 more arrested, accused of feeding homeless in Orlando. What a terrible crime.

For those that don’t know this is the culmination of a four-year court case where it was ultimately decided that feeding homeless people should be illegal. Well when I type say maybe I’m being a tad unfair. It is illegal to disribute food to groups of 25 or more without a valid permit until two miles of the centre of Orlando. So basically as long as it is not where the important business people are and the high-end residents then it is ok, which might even be more sickening.

The Orlando Sentinal editorial this week has backed the law saying that where would it stop? I ask ‘How could an editor of a successful newspaper ever put themselves in the shoes of those who are truly needy?’

I know society likes to ignore those less needy. We like to sweep them under the carpet or move them on to somewhere where we can’t see them. Yes it is true that some of these people do not help themselves but the majority are homeless for reasons totally beyond their control and they should not be ignored. Feeding these people is the least society can do and yet the majority do not even want this – certainly not in their back yard.

Food Not Bombs plan to continue in their endeavours to feed the homeless. They (rightly in my opinion) believe that the law is unjust. No place should ever only be for the elitist and for those that can afford it. Homeless people deserve compassion and help from those more fortunate. We don’t know just how lucky we are.

The American public bent over backwards to help the people of Haiti after the terrible Earthquake but that was easy to do – they are only on a TV screen. The homeless are among them and making their environment less perfect and for that the American public and law courts in the case of Orlando, Florida believe that the best course of action is to push it away and not to tackle the problem head on.

I would say this was a stuck-up American problem but sadly it is a worldwide one. It is easier to have compassion and give money to those who are a continent away but to help those who are close and in our face is much harder. I just hope the publicity of this case and law will help promote the plight of homeless people not just in Orlando but around the globe.

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An example of pretty darn awful linkbuilding

I received the following e-mail the other day (it actually went straight into my Spam folder which is pretty impressive):

Subject: Publicity Proposal to neilmonnery.co.uk

My name is Lily Holmes and I was wondering if you are interested in exchange links, I’ll place your link on my sites exactly here:

fit-fuers-abi(dot)com PR5
online-casino-games.mypoker4u(dot)com
scarborough-casino(dot)com

If you agree please send me your site details:

Title:
Url:

I´ll place your link in less than 24 hours, then I’ll send you an email with my info.

Regards

I can’t say I’m exactly bowled over by the publicity proposal I must say. Considering I actually work in the field of SEO and have done down exclusively for the best part of two and a half years and before that it was a significant part of my job for the previous year and a half – it would be fair to say I know a bit about linkbuilding and how to attract interest.

Firstly at least find out my name and put it in the introduction. My website is called neilmonnery.co.uk FFS so who do you think I am? Secondly give me a reason for wanting to exchange links. Thirdly you know my URL but you still want to know it so you can add it to your websites and lastly why would I want links on spammy casino websites which are even worse in quality for links than porn websites?

Safe to say I haven’t accepted her proposal. I think Lily Holmes needs to speak to me with regards to how to put together a good linkbuilding e-mail. I used to be half decent at it when I did that task.

To end if you want to exchange links then basically you need to have a website on topic with what I blog about. I link within articles often to revelant blogs/news stories but I have no Blogroll. This is something I am looking at changing and putting a list together of my more frequented Lib Dem/Political Blogs. Also if you want to pay me or give me free stuff to advertise on my website then I’m shameless enough for that. Click on the e-mail logo in the top right hand corner of the screen to contact me.

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