Hotel Scam

Hotel Scam
This is one I may have fallen for!
This is one of the best or worst scams I’ve heard about.
You arrive at your hotel and check in at the front desk. Typically when checking in, you give the front desk your credit card (for any charges to your room).
You go to your room and settle in. All is good.
The hotel receives a call and the caller asks for (as an example) room 620 – which happens to be your room.
The phone rings in your room. You answer and the person on the other end says the following: ‘This is the front desk. When checking in, we came across a problem with your charge card information. Please re-read me your credit card numbers and verify the last 3 digits numbers at the reverse side of your charge card.’
Not thinking anything wrong, since the call seems to come from the front desk you oblige. But actually, it is a scam by someone calling from outside the hotel. They have asked for a random room number, then ask you for your credit card and address information. They sound so professional, that you think you are talking to the front desk.
If you ever encounter this scenario on your travels, tell the caller that you will be down to the front desk to clear up any problems. Then, go to the front desk or call directly and ask if there was a problem. If there was none, inform the manager of the hotel that someone tried to scam you of your credit card information, acting like a front desk employee.
This was sent by someone who has been duped……..and is still cleaning up the mess.
P.S. Please, consider spreading the word by forwarding this e-mail (as a “bcc”!). Who knows, you might just help someone avoid a nasty experience.
ANYONE traveling should be aware of this one!

Establishing Priorities

Simple problems demand simple solutions. It is the problems that remain unsolved that need due diligence so resources, effort, and time are not squandered on incorrect antidotes.

Political Apathy

Why is it that such a large percentage of the Canadian/American population does not care about which political party attains a majority in parliament/congress? Why are politicians not trusted to keep their promises once elected? Why did we, as citizens, allow ourselves to reach this low point of confidence in our elected officials? What is the solution to this non-confidence?

The miracle lemon

Read this – it may save your life or the life of a friend or loved one. The more you read, the more you want to know… It’s amazing!

Amazing frozen lemons All it is…..is a frozen lemon

Many professionals in restaurants and eateries are using or consuming the entire lemon and nothing is wasted. How can you use the lemon without waste?

Simple.. Place the washed lemon in the freezer section of your refrigerator. Once the lemon is frozen, get your grater, and shred the lemon (no need to peel it) and sprinkle it on top of your foods.

Sprinkle it to your vegetable salad, ice cream, soup, cereals, noodles, spaghetti sauce, rice, sushi, fish dishes, whisky…. The list is endless.

All of the foods will unexpectedly have a wonderful taste, something that you may have never tasted before. Most likely, you only think of lemon juice and vitamin C. Not anymore.

Now that you’ve learned this lemon secret, you can use lemon even in instant cup noodles.

What’s the major advantage of using the lemon other than preventing waste and adding new taste to your dishes?

Well, you see lemon peels contain as much as 5 to 10 times more vitamins than the lemon juice itself. And yes, that’s what you’ve wasted.

But from now on, by following this simple procedure of freezing the lemon, then grating it on top of your dishes, you can consume all of those nutrients and get even healthier.

It’s also good that lemon peels are useful eradicating toxic elements in the body.

So place your washed lemon in your freezer, and then grate it on your meal every day. It is a key to make your foods tastier and you get to live healthier and longer! That’s the lemon secret! Better late than never, right? The surprising benefits of lemon! Lemon (Citrus) is a miraculous product to kill cancer cells. It is 10,000 times (well. maybe 50 times?) stronger than chemotherapy.

Why do we not know about that? Because there are laboratories interested in making a synthetic version that will bring them huge profits.

You can now help a friend in need by letting him/her know that lemon juice is beneficial in preventing the disease. Its taste is pleasant and it does not produce the horrific effects of chemotherapy.

How many people will die while this closely guarded secret is kept, so as not to jeopardize the beneficial multimillionaires large corporations?

As you know, the lemon tree is known for its varieties of lemons and limes.
You can eat the fruit in different ways: you can eat the pulp, juice press, prepare drinks, sorbet, pastries, etc… It is credited with many virtues, but the most interesting is the effect it produces on cysts and tumours.

This plant is a proven remedy against cancers of all types. Some say it is very useful in all variants of cancer. It is considered  an anti microbial spectrum against bacterial infections and fungi, effective against internal parasites and worms, it regulates blood pressure which is too high and an antidepressant, combats stress and nervous disorders. The source of this information is fascinating: it comes from one of the largest drug manufacturers in the world, says that after more than 20 laboratory tests since 1970, the extracts revealed that It destroys the malignant cells in 12 cancers, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreas… The compounds of this tree showed 10,000 times better than the product Adriamycin, a drug normally used in the world, slowing the growth of cancer cells.

And what is even more astonishing: this type of therapy with lemon extract only destroys malignant cancer cells and it does not affect healthy cells. So, give those lemons a good wash, freeze them and grate them. Your whole body will love you for it!!!!!

Amateurs vs Professionals

AMATEURS – Have tons of ideas, get excited about all of them and see none to fruition.

PROFESSIONALS – Have tons of ideas, pick one and do their best to make it happen.

 

AMATEURS – Think they can do everything.

PROFESSIONALS – Know it’s almost impossible to do one thing.

 

AMATEURS – Think they know everything.

PROFESSIONALS – Are always learning.

 

AMATEURS – Start with no preparation.

PROFESSIONALS – Do research, know where the bodies are buried, what the landscape holds. Better to take all these factors into account before you start, because trying to adjust on the fly is so much more difficult, it wastes time and energy and it’s hard to put a fourth wheel on a car you designed with three.

 

AMATEURS – Don’t finish.

PROFESSIONALS – Are all about execution. Sure, they occasionally abandon a project when they see further effort is fruitless, but the mark of a pro is someone who begins and ends. If you notice someone can’t complete a task, run from them!

 

AMATEURS – Are worried about image.

PROFESSIONALS – Let their work do the talking.

 

AMATEURS – Demonstrate insecurity.

PROFESSIONALS – Are extremely confident.

 

AMATEURS – Can only see what’s in front of them.

PROFESSIONALS – Are all about the big picture.

 

AMATEURS – Hold those above them in contempt.

PROFESSIONALS – Hold no one in contempt, but they haven’t got much time for losers. If you’re an amateur trying to graduate to professional status and you have the good fortune to meet a pro, DON’T WASTE THEIR TIME! Give just one or two compliments and ask your question. But most amateurs are so busy being sycophants the professional tunes out, or goes on at such length that the professional excuses himself.

 

AMATEURS – Have no idea what dues are.

PROFESSIONALS – Have paid their dues, and are still paying them.

 

AMATEURS – Believe in instant success.

PROFESSIONALS – Know anything worth accomplishing takes a long time, and what might look like overnight success is rarely such.

 

AMATEURS – Boast.

PROFESSIONALS – Never slap their own backs, and are oftentimes uncomfortable with others slapping their backs.

 

AMATEURS – Get nervous.

PROFESSIONALS – May be anxious, but they’ve performed the task so many times they let instinct take over, they go on their experience, nervousness never comes into the equation.

 

AMATEURS – Are looking for their one big break.

PROFESSIONALS – Know that life is about a series of breaks.

 

AMATEURS – Are afraid to fail.

PROFESSIONALS – Don’t like to fail, but when they do they pick themselves up, dust themselves off and get back in the game.

 

AMATEURS – Interrupt.

PROFESSIONALS – Listen.

 

AMATEURS – Demonstrate their bile, they get frustrated or angry and it’s easy to see.

PROFESSIONALS – Are cool, calm and collected. You may read about the crazy owner/operator/entrepreneur, but if they’re truly nuts, they don’t last, their board replaces them, and the truth is most are not that nuts, it just makes a better story in the press to portray them as such.

 

AMATEURS – Bristle.

PROFESSIONALS – Show empathy.

 

AMATEURS – Are always telling you how busy they are and how hard they’re working.

PROFESSIONALS – Show up and stay as long as it’s interesting and profitable, bitching gains them nothing, so they don’t.

 

AMATEURS – Believe what people say.

PROFESSIONALS – Believe what people do.

Superstition vs Intellect

To continue to ascribe things difficult to comprehend to supernatural causes is nothing less than a lazy and convenient way of avoiding all forms of intellectual hard work.

Natural Rights

Nature confers no rights on man, only life and a world to live it. Nature does not even confer the right to live, as might be deduced by considering what would likely happen if an unarmed man met a hungry tiger face to face in the primitive forest. Society’s prime gift to man is security.