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  1. The SKY is Falling! The SKY is Falling!

    Not really but the temps have been in the mid-60s for the past week in southeast Michigan. Can't be good for HVAC contractors. What next, cats and dogs mating? YIKES.
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    Any HVAC bloggers out there?

    I am always looking for some interesting and creative bloggers who have some good insight into the HVAC trade (besides moi). There's got to be a few clever ones out there with a following. Please let...
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    Regional shows versus national shows

    I sometimes wonder if the small regional contractor shows are better than the big glitzy national ones. I've been to both and it is tough to say -- I guess it depends on who is there and what you...
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    It's a great show

    I've been there the last seven years while working for The News and wish I could go this year. Maybe I can get an invite again from ABCO CEO Michael Senter, the honest-to-goodness best guy in the...
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    HVAC people are good people

    I like getting these stories every day in my Google alerts. It's always good to see our trade getting positive press -- offsets a lot of negativity. If any of you have a good story to tell, please...
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    Like to see the website

    Look me up offline and forward me your URL. Thanks.
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    Social networking

    A seminar on websites and social networking -- becoming very important for businesses today.
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    Good Comfortech Show

    I think this year's Comfortech Show was very good and informative. I learned some good things at the seminars and was able to hook up with some old friends. It was a little weird being there...
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    Ha ha

    I thnk me and Mike are buds now.
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    See you at C-Tech!

    Here is your chance to meet me in the flesh and call me names in person -- or just shake hands and exchange pleasantries. I will be hanging around the seminars and Expo (booking signing there), so...
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    Book signing at C-Tech Expo

    Hey folks. When visiting the Comfotech Expo please stop by the Jackson Systems booth on 9/24 from 1-2 p.m. and get a free copy of one of my books. Heck, I'll be there to autograph it if you'd like me...
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    Let's just say...

    That you read the rules. If you want to push your site please contact Mike Weil. That is your "option".
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    Try this

    You might want to check out .
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    Purchasing habits

    If anyone is on LinkedIn or would like to help me out with a survey (or two), here is a link to one that I am running about purchasing habits. Thanks!
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    Bob Vila & EdenPURE portable heater

    I can't resist stirring the pot. My e-mail to Bob Vila:

    Hey Bob:

    Thanks for duping the U.S. consumers on the EdenPURE portable heater. Your endorsement is pathetic and you should be ashamed of...
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    Somber St. Patricks: Four teens dead

    A drunk driver took the lives of four innocent teenagers in metro Detroit last night. They were in a car waiting to make a turn at a light when a drunk in her van plowed into them at 60-80 miles an...
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    Let's call it even

    I never heard of you. Does this mean I have to grow a beard now?
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    Guess so

    Got lots of gigs -- keeps me out of the very long unemployment lines in Michigan. I hear they reach all the way to Howell from Detroit.

    :eek:
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    No longer 'sleeping with the enemy'

    Yes folks, I am a free agent, having had the ties cut from The NEWS a couple of weeks ago. No, I am not going undercover to gain secrets. I plan to lay low for a while but will eventually resurface...
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    Stress relief

    I saw this news item (below) and it got me thinking that, short of putting a bad customer's photo or one of your boss on the head of a pinata and smashing the crap out of it, what is your best way to...
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    Writer says NO to air conditioning

    No, not THIS writer, this writer:

    http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/opinion/homepage/article_1662364.php

    One of the quotes from her article:

    "Avoid using air conditioning if possible....
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    One last bump

    Hopefully some of you good folks and spare $5 or your loose change. Thanks.
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    Winthrop rocks

    Up until now the only other Winthrop I heard of was the name of Ronnie Howard's character in "The Music Man." I'm glad to see a little school get its props against the dreaded Irish.

    ...now if...
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    It's very legit

    And children need help. Don't make this a personal thing with such a silly post.
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    An enemy of the children

    Hey gang -- I'm sure many of you are generous when it comes to helping people in need. Our art director on The NEWS -- Jaime Moy -- has an eight-year-old son, Andy, who suffers from juvenile...
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    Need more info

    I heard the tech's name is Jeffrey Buckman, 36, of Gloucester Twp., NJ Married, father of two. He was employed by Service Specialists in either Blackwood, NJ or Woodbury, NJ. I couldn't get a...
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    Hmmm

    Wallpaper the outhouse? (I already know what you're thinking so go for it.)
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    Overweight

    Gotta agree Dice. I am on the 'good living' diet and it shows. Time to break out the walking shoes.
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    Sense of humor

    I'm not the only one with a sense of humor. CB and HVAC-Talk have a pretty good one for not kicking me off the website yet. But then again, we all have ulterior motives don't we?
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    Weird is good

    That's the anti-John pic, to go along with the Van Gogh that Dice did of me previously. It's about as natural as me wearing a suit and tie.
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    Sorry I have to miss it

    Just pin up a picture of me to throw your beer cans at.
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    Take your best shot children

    The NEWS has been around for 80 years and has withstood a lot worse.
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    E-mail offline to discuss your latest remarks...

    E-mail offline to discuss your latest remarks about The NEWS.
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    Luckily I have a sense of humor

    :-)
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    NCAA Bragging Rights

    Just for fun, why not join in the NCAA basketball tournament frenzy? No betting, just clean fun. You may even want to use this thread to talk some smack throughout the tournament, such as "UCLA is a...
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    Benchmarking financials

    This is for the professional area only.

    Please become a registered site professional and repost.

    Thank you

    Regards,

    Site Administrator
  37. Thread: Too bad

    by ideaperson
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    I'm not known as a wet blanket at all, but if...

    I'm not known as a wet blanket at all, but if there was something more than food and drinking on the agenda the national media might have shown up to do a story on the event.
  38. Thread: Many thanks

    by ideaperson
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    For letting The NEWS slip in here. Sharing...

    For letting The NEWS slip in here. Sharing knowledge is good for everyone!
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    This is my Glen Close imitation. (Kinda looks...

    This is my Glen Close imitation. (Kinda looks like her, too.)
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