Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dr. Drew Checks Out Firstrade, A Leading Discount Online Brokerage

I have participated in online trading since 2009. I'm a believer in the power of the individual investor to make good decisions and to take advantage of the craziness of the stock market by buying valuable stocks at rock bottom prices. Along these lines, I'm proud to introduce a 25 year old company, Firstrade, as a leading discount online broker. In addition to online stock trading, Firstrade also offer options, mutual funds, ETFs, bonds and more on our online trading platform. They can also handle IRA accounts and mobile trading. I encourage you to open your account today.

John C. Drew, Ph.D. is an award-winning political scientist.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Keeping Up My Old House's Apppearances

Guest post written by Karla Morton

One of the things that I love about my house and actually convinced me to buy it was it's classic appeal. You can tell that the home has been around and seen a little bit of history. But I really love that about it.

I wanted to make sure that my home is properly insulated for the winter though. It was a little drafty last year. While I was online looking up some stuff, I ran across Sears HOME PRO. We've needed some new flooring for a while anyway so I showed it to my husband and we're going to use it to change the flooring in our kitchen.

I'm really into home preservation because I love our home the way that it is. It's that character that I initially fell in love with anyway so I want to keep it looking like how it was instead of like I'm trying to flip an older house. I think that there's nothing tackier than taking a beautiful old house and trying to make it look ultra modern.

Dr. Drew on the Amazing Power of Ozone Treatments for Household Odors

When Tricia and I moved into our new condo we knew that we had a problem.  The previous owners had a very large, very mean dog.  (The dog had actually killed one of the neighbor's dogs.)

Even though the previous owners were gone, we could still smell that dog in our home.  Thanks to a tip from a friend, we applied a special ozone treatment in our home and especially in my office.  I was amazed by the results.  The ozone bonds with whatever is causing an odor and locks it down so that it would bother you again. 

A similar and equally amazing ozone treament is now being offered by our friends at the Steam Team in Austin, Texas, see

I'm feeling like a radio talk show host as I share this information.  I have seen this treatment in action and it really works.  Click here for ozone treatment for odors austin.  No amount of scrubbing or cleaning could have removed the odors that got chemically attacked by the ozone.  As you might expect, ozone smells like smog.  After the treatment is done, however, the ozone smell goes away and it is replaced by a fresh clean scent as the odor is wiped out.

John C. Drew, Ph.D. is an award-winning political scientist.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Visiting Professor: FOX News Liberal Prof. Heldman Welcomes Dr. Drew to Occidental College Political Science Class

Last month, I had a rare opportunity to go back to my roots as a political scientist during a brief presentation on politics and ideology at my undergraduate institution - Occidental College. I had been invited to share my memories of young President Obama by political science Professor Caroline Heldman. As you may know, Heldman is a frequent representative of liberal opinion on the Sean Hannity, Mike Huckabee and Bill O'Reilly shows on FOX News.

Personally, I was startled by how different Heldman was behind-the-scenes with me compared what I had expected her to be like after watching her on FOX News.

She was kind, understanding and quite generous with her time. She read my full profile to the students in her class and even allowed a documentary filmmaker, J.D. Wilcox, to record my remarks. As I understand it, my brief story on meeting young Barack Obama will be premiered at the GI Film Festival in May 2012.

For a quick review of Dr. Heldman's performances on FOX News programs, see the video above. My experience in Dr. Heldman's classroom reminded me that one of the secrets of success in grant writing is to be a good, kindly person behind-the-scenes, even as you are doing all you can to beat the competition in your grant application. More than ever before, I think successful careers in grant writing and television require tact, forbearance and thoughtfulness. It was a good idea for me to get outside my comfort zone last month and watch a true professional in action. The good news, in the end, is that I'm in telephone or e-mail contact with a lot of the people I see on the Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly or Mike Huckabee shows.  I'm guessing it is only a matter of time before my story on meeting the young Marxist socialist Barack Obama receives national-level media attention. 

John C. Drew, Ph.D. is an award-winning political scientist.

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