Monday, June 30, 2014

TPS Consulting Daily

Sunday, June 29, 2014

No Agenda Episode 630 - "Double Twister"

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  • Double Twister
  • Executive Producers:Sir Jonnoramma, Sir David Foley Grand Duke of The USA
  • Associate Executive Producers: Sir Michael Schoemaker, Sir Christopher Heffley, Sir Sizwell, Eric van Marter, Sir Mark Milliman
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  • Knighthoods:Christopher Heffley -> knight
  • Titles:Sir Michael Shoemaker -> Baronette
  • Art By: Patrick Buijs
  • New: Directory Archive of Shownotes (includes all audio and video assets used)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

No Agenda-Saturday News Letter

Dear Producer,
As we head to the Fourth of July weekend next week we expect to see another holiday drop off in both support and listenership. You should note that we work though these holidays unlike most media operations that give up and take the week off. Show your appreciation by contributing a lucky Fourth of July contribution of 74.14. If you do this we will get through what promises to be a lively week of news and analysis. Click here!

Tomorrow expect us to focus on the rigged World Cup with final predictions. Adam has also dug up some very exclusive insight into the IRS email scandal. This promises to be breaking news not found elsewhere.


Mr. Cool in action. No Agenda sys-ops chime in!

Also we cover the presidential candidacy of Joe O’Biden, who is bragging now about being dead broke in an attempt to top Hillary’s nonsensical claim that she and Bill were destitute when they left the White House. Although, that would explain the (long forgotten) fact that the twosome were trying to steal White House furniture.

Hey, can you spare a dime?

And, of course, we are one of the few (only??) USA-based news-analysis podcasts that closely tracks the never-ending shenanigans of the EU.

Goofy EU News? Whaaaaa?

I’ll have a few weird clips for you too, as usual. So make sure you listen to the last show for June 2014. And support the show through July with any form of contribution you can afford by clicking on the support page here.

Your co-host,

John C. Dvorak
PS Keep contributions on an even keel. Don’t let things slow down too much.Contribute anything you can afford by clicking here. Also do not leave money in your PayPal account.

PPS Here is the photo you've been wanting. No more kitten, just this. 

This is apparently the Economic Outlook. Dire! Slim pickings.
Contribute today by clicking on the image.


Beware of SPAM

It seems there is a new rash of spammers out there filling your email inbox with spam...if you are like me and use gmail, fortunately most of it has gone to the spam folder and here is where I know that it is on the rise because what normally is 5 or 10 in my spam folder when I get to it in the morning, was 55 today! Just beware to never click on a link that is provided by someone in an email that you have opened, thinking it was from someone you may know. Obviously you shouldn't even open mail you do not recognize but most phishing scams or spammers will have you click on something within the email to actually activate the process. Need help because you aren't sure? Just contact me and I can point you in the right direction hopefully.

Thursday, June 26, 2014



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  • Associate Executive Producers: Luke Rayner, Jacob Scherer, Brian House, Timnonymous
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  • Knighthoods: Anonymous -->> Sir de Still in Brussel, Michael Haffley -->> Sir Mike the Cyber-Knight
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

No Agenda Newsletter

 No Agenda
Dear Producers,
It’s that time of year when we do our Fourth of July celebration fund raising with both a 7-4-14 ($74.14) USA donation or the European date stamp of 4-7-14 ($47.14). The EU amount is cheaper because they do not even celebrate the holiday.

Typical American backyard gathering

Whatever the case we will keep this donation amount special until the 4th which comes right after next Thursday’s show. Please help.

Tomorrow meanwhile, new developments in the Middle East are keeping the news media busy. Chelsea Manning is now writing op-eds for the New York Times? Ourexclusive insight into the recent airliner mishap as well as enlightening clips and analysis of news you cannot find anywhere else.

This is all thanks to you. Visit the support page here or the regular donation pageto show your support for the Best Podcast in the Universe.

Your co-hosts
John C. Dvorak & Adam Curry
PS You save Paypal fees when you donate directly by mail to: No Agenda Show, Box 339, El Cerrito, CA 94530.


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Monday, June 23, 2014

TPS Consulting Daily

Sunday, June 22, 2014



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  • Executive Producers: Sir Don Tomaso Di Toronto, Marvin & Peggy Brittain, Sir David Foley Grand Duke of The United States, Andrew Wyatt, Jason Keefer
  • Associate Executive Producers: Blake Israel, Chris Heffley, Helen Barbour, Ryan Spietzer, Rob Wales, Hans-Petter Fjeld, Simon Elisha, Eddie Catflap Mike deCock, Thor Lie, Sir Face of FEMA 5
  • 628 Club Member: Sir Don Tomaso Di Toronto
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  • Previous Episode's Art: kevlar
  • New: Directory Archive of Shownotes (includes all audio and video assets used)

Saturday, June 21, 2014

No Agenda-The Saturday Missive

Dear Producers,

Your No Agenda Show is headed to its seventh anniversary and, more than ever, it needs continued support, especially during a sluggish summer season. While others are on hiatus during the summer, your No Agenda Show continues unabated. This is so you, the actual producers and supporters, can be the most up-to-date with important current affairs that will affect your life.


Hopefully, you will continue to support the show with a generous contribution. The show would like to offer a special feel the heat open donation. What is the temperature outside as you are reading this email? 70? 80? 69? Donate that amount for a special feel the heat call out on Sunday’s show.

Otherwise, visit the support page here and find a support plan that suits you.


We also like to remind you that most every bank has special time-payment plansthat allows the bank to take out a certain amount from your bank account and mails us a check monthly or weekly or at whatever frequency you desire for however long you desire. This is usually provided as a service to all customers.

The mailing address the bank can use is No Agenda Show, Box 339, El Cerrito, CA 94530. This is also an address you can use for special direct contributions of support or anything else you want to send. I received a mug this week. Woo hoo.

The summer is here, so please keep your support steady. And do not miss a show.


On a lighter note I got a funny photo from Sire Gene showing Adam photo bombing Gene and Adam’s visiting niece. I had to share this. All photos can be improved with photo bombers. Luckily Photoshop can remove the offenders.

Your co-host,

John C. Dvorak
PS. Yes people complained about the lack of a cute kitten in the last newsletter. So I found it interesting that singer Taylor Swift apparently has a slew of cats and is destined to become a cat lady. Her new little kitten has become the center of attention. To a cat this is hitting the jackpot.


Soon, the empire will be mine!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Audible Gold for $1.95

I have been an Audible member for years.. that is until I simply ran out of time to read/listen to all the books I had downloaded.. I was getting close to signing up again when I found this offer which was simply too good to refuse! If you are unfamiliar with Audible...

Audible is widely regarded as the best audiobook service out there, and $14.95 per month for a one-book subscription is not a bad deal. But here's an even better one.
For a limited time, you can get three months of Audible Gold for $1.95 per month when you apply coupon code TZ2014. That's a grand total of $5.85 for a subscription that would normally cost you nearly $45. And if you decide not to continue, you'll walk away with three audiobooks.

Thursday, June 19, 2014



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  • Executive Producers: Sir Pap Smear, Ian Larsen, Sir Steven Pelsmaekers Grand Duke of Belgium, Sir Scott Spencer, Oscar Zamora, Dame Astrid Viscountess of Tokyo, Sir Arthur Gobets of Kittens, Thomas Wiehe, Sir Craig Jones
  • Associate Executive Producers: Sir Tom Dary, Nick Johannes, Kelli Sandlin, Thomas Imbreckx, Regime Books, Neil Liston
  • 627 Club Members: Sir Pap Smear
  • Become a member of the 628 Club, support the show here
  • Knighthoods:Arthur Gobets: Sir Arthur, Hugger of Kitties
  • Titles:Dame Ashley (NA-370) the Baronetess
  • Art By: kevlar
  • New: Directory Archive of Shownotes (includes all audio and video assets used)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

No Agenda Newsletter

 No Agenda

Tomorrow's No Agenda  promises to be one of the best shows ever with more analysis not found anywhere else. So remember to contribute to the show, especially if you have never contributed or if it’s been a while since you last contributed. Click here andsupport the show.

We also encourage subscriptions. The two most popular are the $11.11/month and the$33.33/month.

There will be some humorous highlights tomorrow regarding the Senate testimony of Dr. Oz, the TV personality who got reamed in a hearing for his on-air hyperbole regarding certain diet schemes. Funny stuff. No one else will have these clips.

The Iraq fiasco continues at the top of the news. It’s almost as if the whole thing is scripted and going as planned. See what No Agenda thinks.

Have you noticed that Joe Biden has been in the news a little more than usual. You have to wonder who is planning that? Your No Agenda Show has ideas and analysis of all the news with the only explanations that make sense.

Get a listen to tomorrow’s show and continue your support by visiting the support page here.

Your co-hosts,
John C. Dvorak & Adam Curry
PS Interested in doing a wire transfer? Write the show for details.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Microsoft Email-Our terms are changing! Email

I am getting inundated by clients asking what they are supposed to do and if this is a legitimate email or not. To answer quite simply:

Yes, it is legitimate and no, there is nothing you need to do. In fact you should NOT be clicking through the message at all. Why not? Because with most email that is sent out to people it is tracked by whether or not it is opened and more importantly, if it is read and if you click on a link within the email message then obviously it is considered to be read.  If you don't care about receiving email like this in the future then you need to do nothing more however if you wish to stop receiving email  like this then scroll down to the bottom of the message and in most cases you will find a 'unsubscribe' link. clicking on this link should take you to a page that says you are now unsubscribed and/or provides your current email address and wants you to click to accept the fact that you are unsubscribing. This is ok as well. However, BE AWARE of the ones where you click on the UNSUBSCRIBE link to end up on a page that prompts you to first enter your email address.. YOU DO NOT WANT TO INSERT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS because if you do, you are actually providing that company with a legitimate email address that is sure to be spammed in the future, if not sold off as a legitimate email address to a 3rd party spamming company.  In the case of this email from Microsoft, you will first have to click on the PRIVACY STATEMENT link at the bottom of the email you received which takes you to another long winded page about their transparency and privacy, blah, blah, blah. Here you will need to scroll down to the section about your MICROSOFT ACCOUNT and click on the OPT OUT link where you will then have the option to opt out of various advertisers.. trust me when I say you will always have to accept some of these because just like Google, Yahoo and Facebook, Microsoft is intertwined with so many companies that you are going to have to take part in some in order to utilize their services.  

If you wonder why you are receiving this email from Microsoft in the first place, it would be because you have a Windows 8 machine and if you remember initially signing in to your computer where it prompted you for your microsoft account sign in and if you didn't have one, to create one OR if you were wise enough to bypass this by signing in to your LOCAL MACHINE where you can bypass signing in to Microsoft, then you are still receiving it because in order to use the Microsoft Store, you would have had to sign in to your Microsoft account. So regardless of how you try to bypass Microsoft, they will always find a way..

If you utilize Google Gmail then you can always add this as SPAM and further mailings will go directly to your spam.. since there is really no need to read this statement.

I am enclosing part of the email message which does include the link to their privacy statement which you can then decide whether or not you wish to opt out of future mailings.

We're updating our terms of use and privacy statement.
Our users' needs are at the center of everything we do. That's why we are updating the Microsoft Services Agreement and providing a Privacy Statement for Windows Services. We want to take this opportunity to highlight some of the key changes and what they mean for you.
As part of our ongoing commitment to respecting your privacy, we won't use your documents, photos or other personal files or what you say in email, chat, video calls or voice mail to target advertising to you.
We updated our Code of Conduct so you can better understand the types of behaviors that could affect your account, and added language that parents are responsible for minor children's use of Microsoft account and services, including purchases.
We tailor our privacy statements for each of our products to help make it easier for you to find the information that is important to you.
The Microsoft Services Agreement applies to your Microsoft account and includes many of our customer services such as, OneDrive, and Bing, while the privacy statement explains how your personal information is collected, used and protected across your Microsoft account, Outlook.comand OneDrive.
The new updates to these will take effect on July 31, 2014. If you continue to use our services after July 31, 2014, you agree to the updated terms or, if you don't agree, you can cancel your service at any time.
We encourage you to use the links below for further details and to view the full agreements online.
Thank you for using Microsoft products and services.