Saturday, October 23, 2010

GottaHalfIt: Great New Service in Florida

We've found a great new service here in South Florida. However, they have locations all across the country, so no matter where you are, you can take advantage of their phenomenal deals.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Dutch Antilles Cease to Exist

End of the road for Dutch Antilles < Dutch news | Expatica The Netherlands

The Dutch Antilles will stop existing from Sunday when two of its islands become independent states in the Kingdom of the Netherlands and three become Dutch municipalities under a pact concluded last month.

Until now, the Netherlands and its former colonies, the five-island Antilles and the neighbouring Caribbean isle of Aruba, were independent member countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
But under the new deal, the Antillean islands of Curacao and St Maarten will become independent states in the Kingdom, while Bonaire, Saba and St Eustatius will become Dutch municipalities
"After midnight on Saturday, the country known as the Dutch Antilles will no longer exist," Dutch interior ministry spokesman Thijs Manten told AFP.
"The composition of the Kingdom of the Netherlands will change."
From Sunday, the kingdom will consist of the Netherlands, Aruba and the two largest ex-Antillean islands: Curacao with about 150,000 inhabitants and St Maarten with about 40,000
The islands of Bonaire, Saba, and St Eustatius, with less than 20,000 inhabitants between them, will become special-status Dutch municipalities.
The changes reflect the wishes of a majority of voters in referenda held on the islands, leading to the signing of a final pact by the Antilles, the Netherlands and Aruba on September 9.
Curacao and St Maarten will each have their own parliament, government, prime minister and currency: the guilder.
Bonaire, Saba and St Eustatius will switch to the US dollar and have "island councils" akin to municipal councils. Their inhabitants will vote for the national Dutch government.
The three new municipalities will have to adopt many Dutch laws. The most contentious among them, allowing for abortion, gay marriage and euthanasia, will be systematically adopted over a period of two years, said Manten.
"The big benefit of all this is that a country that did not function properly (the Antilles) will stop existing," he added. "It will free the islands from a lot of debt and allow them to make a fresh start, creating space for new policy formulation and spending on things like health and education."
Under the deal, the Dutch government would take over 70 percent of the debt of the Antilles, estimated at some 1.7 billion euros (2.4 billion dollars).

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The New PayPal? PayBox will Pay YOU $50 to Find Out

Click to Join Free and Receive $50

For those of us who were online when PayPal first hit the scene, we remember the incentives that they offered to get folks to join their service. PayPal paid a referral fee for every person a member referred who joined their new 'revolutionary' service. While it certainly helped expand PayPal's reach in an effective and viral way, it also was a very lucrative referral system for those who referred their friends; a win-win scenario.

There is a new service now on the scene called PayBox. PayBox is in their pre-launch phase with the launch anticipated to be in 2011. As with any financial service, they need to have a solid customer base before they officially get off the ground.

As an incentive for new members, is offering 
$50 Free just for signing up.

In addition, by logging in frequently to help them expand the service during the pre-launch phase, they'll pay you up to $20 per day.

Furthermore, earlybird users who refer their friends receive
$5 for every new member they refer.

Sounds like a pretty sweet deal, so what's the catch?

Best I can tell thus far, the only catch is that you have to actually log into your account on a weekly basis to keep in active during the pre-launch phase. When you sign up, they don't ask for any proprietary information (no social security number, no year of birth, no first born). All you do is create a username and password and then subscribe to their blog. Simple.

My wife and I signed up and thus far everything is going as they've described. With any luck, will have a successful launch and we'll have an alternative to PayPal... which could mean that PayPal will finally have some competition and will have to reduce some of their fees.

Click Here to Visit the PayBox website or to Join Free and Receive $50: