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Zentangle, Relaxing Benefits of Rhythmic Art

 
   Jan Steinle began her journey as an artist 40 years ago upon graduation from theIvy School of Professional Art in Pittsburgh.  She spent the next several years creating store decor and displays for various clothing retailers, after which I took time off from my art career to raise my three children. During that time she built a network marketing business with her husband that ultimately generated a million dollars in annual sales.  Towards the end of those decades. She became a Creative Memories Scrapbooking Consultant, and later co-owned a custom picture framing shop in Pittsburgh with her sister Carole.  In 2014, she discovered and fell in love with the Zentangle art form, becoming a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) in April 2015.



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Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.  The ˜process' is the focus, not the finished piece of art - that's just a wonderful side benefit.

one of Jan's Tangles
Zentangle


The Zentangle method is a fun and unique art form centered on creative design and the relaxing benefits of rhythmic art.  It can be learned and mastered quickly, even by individuals inexperienced with drawing. 




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Completed Zentangle pieces are distinct in their intentional, step-by-step pattern development and characterized by repetitive strokes, intricate lines, and abstract shapes.

The Zentangle method promotes mindful meditation through a simple, calming state of focus that naturally reduces anxiety and imparts a sense of well-being.  The numerous benefits of creating Zentangle art have made this method a fast-growing trend with schools, businesses, psychologists, medical professionals, physical therapists, artists, crafters, and imaginative individuals around the world.

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Even beginners can successfully complete projects after just one class.  Everything required is inexpensive and portable, allowing it to be done anywhere.  This approach can be used in stress-reducing seminars for employees, become a life changing tool for achieving mindful meditation, or simply become an avenue into the world of art.

Potential benefits may include:
-     minimize stress and anxiety
-     encourage creativity and imagination
-     increase brain function, focus, and patience
-     develop hand-eye coordination, problem solving, fine motor control, and handwriting skills
-     support medication-free pain management


- Mission as a CZT is to share this meditative practice, empowering people to discover and embrace their inner creativity.  I taught a 6-week Zentangle course last year at the Community College of Allegheny County (North Campus), where I will be teaching again this fall starting on Sept 7th, and conducted workshops at the North Hills Art Center on Babcock Blvd, which I also plan to do again this fall. 

-    In addition, Jan conducts Home Workshops for folks where they can invite their friends in for a fun and relaxing get together.  I also offer PrivateOne-on-One Instruction.

-    More recently I have been looking for companies or organizations that would like to introduce Zentangle as part of a Health and Wellness, or ˜Stress-Reducing' workshop.  For example, this weekend I worked with the founder of Hope Grows, a non-profit organization formed to support Caregivers.  More and more, folks are being called upon to help in the care for their loved ones, in particular middle age boomers who are part of the ˜Sandwich Generation , frequently caught between helping both children and aging parents at the same time.

-    As I continue to teach Zentangle and develop myself as an artist, I collaborate with my sister on various Social Media platforms to help support the Caregivers around the world under the name SanGenWoman.  My sister Carole (who also loves to ˜tangle') does most of the writing (including a Blog), and we both contribute Zentangle Inspired Art.  (SanGenWoman is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and you can visit SanGenWoman.com for links to all our Social Media)

Carole recently published an E-Book, and will publish a print version soon, based on her experience caring for my mom, called ˜The Artistry of Caregiving'.  The Cover Artwork is mine.

-    TangledArtBoutique.com
http://tangledartboutique.com/index.html?tab=galleries

pictures Jan's Tangles picture

http://tangledartboutique.com/collections/jans+tangles


-    To help share our artwork, Carole and I put together an online store with close to 150 images.    

You can order prints (framed or unframed) on paper, metal, canvas and acrylic.  You can also order the images on Cell Phone Covers, Tote Bags, Apparel, Greeting Cards, & Home Decor Items, including Towels(cool, new addition is a large Round Beach Towel).

I can also do Custom Portraits- family members, pets, homes, or special vacation spots are all options!


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Recently, I was invited to participate in the upcoming Pittsburgh RAWartists Showcase.  RAWartists .org is an independent arts organization for artists, by artists.  An international community made up of creative individuals across the globe.

RAWartists Mission:  to provide independent artists with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity. RAW ventures to provide the platform for these artists to be seen, heard, and loved.

RAWartists Showcase:  forindie talent in visual art, film, fashion design, music, performance art, hair and makeup artistry, and photography.
RAW is a fun and alternative way for artists to showcase globally online, and locally in over 60 cities across the US, Australia, Canada and the UK!


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412-980-5267

Jan Steinle
Artist
CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher)
janbee.steinle@gmail.com

Online Store: TangledArtBoutique.com

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Instagram: @Tangled_Bee

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Joanne Quinn-Smith is the Creative Energy Officer of Dreamweaver Marketing Associates in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and an expert on Web 2.0 Branding, 2009 National SBA Small Business Journalist of the Year, Author "Folly of Marketing Plan in Your Head, 101 Compelling Reasons to Write One." Available at:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DHKVJOG


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Today the hippie in TechnoGranny is discussing Zentangle with artist and certified Zentangle coach Jan Steinle. Honestly you don't have to be an aging hippie to do Zentangle. You just have to be someone who wants calm and peace in their life through art.|Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. The Гc??processГc?? is the focus, not the finished piece of art - thatГc??s just a wonderful side benefit.| Listen in live today to this #podcast or archived later to discover if you should add Zentangle to your arsenal for stress reduction.

 

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Don't know about you but the TechnoGranny's grandson with the four great grandchildren sometimes has an emergency and needs some help. Western Union is a pain because he has those four kids and lives in a remote area twenty miles from the nearest WalMart. Enter payment by Facebook Messener. Also this can avoid you looking like a deadbeat when your friend picks up the dinner tab because you forgot your wallet, send the money by Facebook Messenger. Listen in as TechnoGranny's publisher Joyce Faulkner talks about the ways you can use Facebook Messenger and how to use it.| But as with anything else when a new money medium arrives the scammers find ways to get your money so listen in also for what to watcho out for with money requests.

 

Publish Date: 07-07-2016 13:59:00
 

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Bob James has been doing business as Concerto Networks a now defunct franchise based out of San Diego, CA - in the Pittsburgharea since 2004.  Now
Robert James, Concerto Networks
that the franchise contract period is over, he is in the process of re-branding his company using the underlying corporate name IT Directors On Call, Inc.  This name describes the mission of his company to provide that part-time IT support and management needed by most small businesses today.  For more than 12 years, he has been helping small business and individuals with computer hardware, software and networking installation, purchasing, and troubleshooting.

Bob had his introduction to home computing in the mid-70s when, seeing advertisements for the new TRS-80 computers, he wondered why would anyone spend $600 for a glorified calculator?   He found his answer a few years later while serving in the US Army in Germany.  After spending an all night session exploring and playing with  a home computer, he obtained his first computer by swapping a reel-to-reel tape deck for a TRS-80 Model 1 computer.  During the remainder of his 12 year Army career, he continued to build his expertise through self-study and experimentation with the various computer and network systems he encountered.  Many times he would teach himself a new computer system so he could turn around and teach others how to use it.  He found he had a knack and a passion for working with computers and working with people with their computers.

After leaving the Army in 1992, Bob continued his trajectory of increasingly responsible positions in Computer Networking and Computer and Network Security with Computerland, Mellon Bank, Carnegie-Mellon University, KPMG, Pitt, and Children's Hospital.  In 2003, Bob decided to shift his focus from the corporate world to a segment which has been and still is greatly underserved the small business.

Bob can be contacted at:

Bob James
IT Directors On Call, Inc.
412.334.2898



7 Considerations when buying a new computer


  1. Know the primary purpose of the computer.  While any computer can be used for many purposes, it's important that the primary purpose is considered when deciding what type of computer is purchased.  In general, the primary purpose can be:  traditional business, entertainment/communications, or creative business.  This can drive the decision to purchase a PC, MAC, or even a tablet.

  1. Knowing where and how you will use the new computer is an important consideration.  The road warrior who always carries the computer with him/her will have different needs than the desk jockey who works primarily at his/her desk.
 
Are you a PC or laptop fan?


Invest in legacy sotware and hardware
  1. Legacy software and hardware can mean the difference between purchasing a new computer that is relatively easy on the wallet and purchasing a new system that breaks the bank.  It can also remove many options.  You should always consider whether it makes sense to keep some of the peripherals and/or software used on the old computer for use with the new one or to start fresh and buy everything new.  Also, be sure to determine whether you have specialized software or hardware which may require specific types of computers or operating systems.

  1. Central to any computer is the operating system.  The operating system translates what the user does using the mouse, keyboard, or any peripheral device into instructions that tell the computer how to accomplish the wishes of the user.  Since you will be using and interacting with the operating system every day of the computers life , selecting the correct one for you is vital to your happiness with that computer.

  1. Two items which always seem to be a source of confusion is memory (RAM) and storage (hard drive size).  The confusion is understandable, since both memory and storage is measured in bytes either megabytes, gigabytes, or now terabytes.  Unfortunately, this confusions will many times lead a typical computer user to take the wrong actions when the computer starts to slow down.
    Choose your ram and memory carefully (photo WDNet Studio)

  1. While the operating system is the central piece of software in the computer, the processor (or central processing unit CPU) is the central piece of hardware.  Literally nothing can happen without the processor it runs everything.  There are a number of things to consider to make sure the processor in your new computer is in the proper family .

  1. Okay.  You've done the research, made your selections, considered the trade-offs, and you have the money in your hand.  Now what?  Do you run down to Jim's Feed Store and Computer Emporium to buy the new computer?  Maybe or that may not be the best place to go.  Chances are that wherever you buy the computer, you will not find the one that exactly matches your specifications at the price you want to pay.  Once again, there are factors you may want to consider in where you look for the computer.

 
Choose where you buy your computer wisely.
(photo by Emmanuelle Bresciani)

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Techno Granny Show Hosted By:

Joanne Quinn-Smith is the Creative Energy Officer of Dreamweaver Marketing Associates in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and an expert on Web 2.0 Branding, 2009 National SBA Small Business Journalist of the Year, Author "Folly of Marketing Plan in Your Head, 101 Compelling Reasons to Write One." Available at:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DHKVJOG


This blog post can be reproduced in its entirety with the following information:
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Dreamweaver Marketing Associates  |  (412) 444-5197
Listen at: http://tinyurl.com/TechnoGrannyShow OR on its unique radio channel at: http://tinyurl.com/pospittlivemag
Additional blog posts at: http://technogrannyshow.com

 

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Your old computer has XP but you still love it, unfortunately you are worried about security. Perhaps you are not sure about Microsoft 10. Should you buy a PC or laptop? Robert James owner of IT Directors On Call, Inc. wondered in the mid seventies who would spend $600.00 on a glorified calculator but today he gives you the benefit of over 30 years of IT experience to help you figure out what kind of computer or laptop you need before you make that purchase that you may want to put your shoe through in a couple of weeks if you don't purchase what suites your needs.

 

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Rescheduled due to a TechnoGranny, error. Yes we admit it.| Premiere wig stylist, LaToya Johnson-Rainey , has been creating an experience for buying a wig for clients for over seven years. She is the owner of A Hair Boutique Shadyside. Today she will give you five top secret expert tips for buying your wig. It's not just about style and color. She has also been TechnoGranny's exclusive wig stylist since she was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer and you will be able to see some of these great styles later this week on the TechnoGrannyTalks blog.

 

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Failing to take basic security precautions with website passwords puts your data at risk. The gist that keeps on giving is a hack that is used to acquire your personal information and after they have used all of this up, publishing for selling the passwords. But by then the damage is done. Hear what TechnoGranny has to say about protecting yourself.

 

Publish Date: 03-29-2016 13:52:00
 



Hosted by: technogranny
Title: TechnoGrannyShow, The Technology of a Home Based Travel Business
Time: 03/24/2016 08:00 AM EDT
Episode Notes: Like the song "Cabaret" says, "What good is sitting alone in your room?" Listen in to Chinaza M. Duson, Author, Speaker, Network Marketing Professional, National Diamond, UK Expansion Leader, Performance Coach, HR Executive from the Greater Atlanta Area. Listen in as she and TechnoGranny talk about the tough questions about a home based travel business.| Is it costly to start? | Is it technologically difficult? | Can you really make money at it? | Can you actually enjoy travelling while becoming financially independent and helping others to do the same?| Most importantly is it fun making money travelling?| If you have friends who like to travel, please share this interview.| Also listen in to find out how to hear Chinaza speak in Pittsburgh tonight and if you can't make that how to get additional info on starting your own home based travel business.| TechnoGranny and Chinaza look forward to seeing you soon on the beaches of the world.| But first you have to listen in to this #podcast #Chinazaspeaks.

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Chinaza M. Duson

Author, Speaker, Network Marketing Professional, National Diamond, UK Expansion Leader,
Performance Coach, HR Executive

1.        XsTREAM Travel, 
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June 2003  Present (12 years 10 months)United States
We have over 15 years of experience in the public and private sector serving as a provider of branding, strategic marketing and management solutions, business development, social media marketing, human resources, supply and demand services as well as contract facilitation. 

We deliver integrated solutions to clients who desire to grow their business and increase their market share worldwide. We move smart and fast to make things happen. Our leading principle is to grow with our clients. As your needs evolve, so must our offerings. We believe in taking care of the customer-first which requires us to understand our clients' current and future needs and build an organization that best supports them.

UK
June 1, 2015
In 1976, Tiffany Marie Duson, was born in Millard Filmore Hospital in Buffalo, NY, earmarked to the genealogy of an alleged drug abuser and wayward prostitute name Carlita Duson and a functional heroine user, dealer and pimp named "Gruff". Upon her birth, both parents would flee their respective cities in an effort to escape their own destitution, in search of better lives, headed to different corners of the world, without Tiffany, now know as Chinaza in tote. Only to be miraculously discovered by a nosy neighor and a concerned, yet doting grandfather in a drug house on Buffalo's, lower west- side, where in the first week of her life, she was thrown out like trash, found dehydrated, malnutritioned and knocking on death's doorstep . Chinaza Duson's remarkable story is sure to become a world classic-serving as a elegant, yet powerful testament of the human spirit and how one woman's will to survive systematic abuse and torture by her own grandmother, while her family stood by and watched, and overcome the multitude of continuous horrors in a life entangled in generational curses, dysfunctional behavior, abuse, neglect, degradation, incarceration, countless failures and serial losses, on her journey to unprecedented success, all while capturing the eloquent testament of a remarkable, against all odds, rise to mental, physical emotional and even financial freedom.

April 2010  Present (6 years)Atlanta Based - Worldwide Outlets
As a Network Marketing Professional, Business Developer & Personal Performance Coach, Chinaza Duson, leads an organization of thousands as the #5 Income earner with Paycation Travel.

She spends countless hours, teaching & mentoring others on how to own and operate their business in the largest industry in the world "Travel" via Paycation, a Global Host Agency whose Certified Travel Agent program provides the novice or the consumate entrepreneur everything needed to start and grow their very own home-based travel business. Our home based business model includes mentorship, coaching, a proprietary website powered by priceline, ongoing training, support, marketing and accounting tools, and so much more.
 

She lead the launch of Paycation's rock solid Travel Program in the United Kingdom in September of 2014. I invite you to come join our global expansion team. Contact email: goodgirltravel@gmail.com or www.shespeaksworldwide.com

Ownership of a Home-based "Travel" business affords you those in the United States an opportunity to capitalize on over 422+ Taxes Breaks, weekly income and 6 streams of monthly passive residual income.

In three minutes learn how to become a home based 

travel consultant by calling 941-467-3131



After you listen to the call, you can contact Joanne Quinn-Smith, aka TechnoGranny, Paycation Travel Consultant for additional information at 

412-444-5197 

or you can check out the opportunity further at;  http://eventsburghtravel.com

Techno Granny Show Hosted By:

Joanne Quinn-Smith is the Creative Energy Officer of Dreamweaver Marketing Associates in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and an expert on Web 2.0 Branding, 2009 National SBA Small Business Journalist of the Year, Author "Folly of Marketing Plan in Your Head, 101 Compelling Reasons to Write One." Available at:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DHKVJOG


This blog post can be reproduced in its entirety with the following information:
Joanne Quinn-Smith, Techno Granny Show„c 2007-2015  All rights reserved.
Dreamweaver Marketing Associates  |  (412) 444-5197
Listen at: http://tinyurl.com/TechnoGrannyShow OR on its unique radio channel at: http://tinyurl.com/pospittlivemag
Additional blog posts at: http://technogrannyshow.com

 

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Like the song "Cabaret" says, "What good is sitting alone in your room?" Listen in to Chinaza M. Duson, Author, Speaker, Network Marketing Professional, National Diamond, UK Expansion Leader, Performance Coach, HR Executive from the Greater Atlanta Area. Listen in as she and TechnoGranny talk about the tough questions about a home based travel business.| Is it costly to start? | Is it technologically difficult? | Can you really make money at it? | Can you actually enjoy travelling while becoming financially independent and helping others to do the same?| Most importantly is it fun making money travelling?| If you have friends who like to travel, please share this interview.| Also listen in to find out how to hear Chinaza speak in Pittsburgh tonight and if you can't make that how to get additional info on starting your own home based travel business.| TechnoGranny and Chinaza look forward to seeing you soon on the beaches of the world.| But first you have to listen in to this #podcast #Chinazaspeaks.

 

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What to do with those hard to dispose of items and how to get them out of your house and into a safe place for the environment. From Christmas Trees to Household Chemical, expried prescriptions to tvs and computers even tires. The trash man won't take them, find out what to do besides take them to an uncharted dumping site, shame on you!

 

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During the recent Noreastern storm many motorists were stranded on the highway, literally stuck on limited access highways or just off of them. For those who did not have their cell phones with them or no chargers, what were their options. Well before the prevalence of cell phones, one would say "pay phones." Some millenials may not even know what one is however. |Pay phones used to be on nearly every street of every major city, and they were nearly as common in suburbs and small towns as well. As a result of the prevalence of cells phones "Pay Phones" just don't pay anymore in some cases and have becomethey much less common. But what if you need to make a phone call and you simply didn't bring your phone with you at all, cell towers are down or your phone has run out of charge. | The recent Noreastern Storm Jonas inspired the TechnoGranny to investigate how to find a "pay phone." Quarters by the way are not just for parking meters or economy store shopping carts.

 

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it's that time of year when the retails stores lay off their extra help and many people are homebound or jobless. Two reasons that create a boom in the telemarketing business. Those laid off after the post holiday help boom are accepting jobs as telemarketers and often their paycheck is based on what they sell. Now I have done this job for a cultural establilshment in my area and it is thankless and people are often rude, with good cause as they are being disturbed without an invitation.| But as a consumer what can you do about these calls. You have heard about the famous "Do Not Call List" and there are those who will tell you it does not work. Well it does as long as you do what you are supposed to do and you are otherwise vigilant. Listen in as TechnoGranny, Joanne Quinn-Smith goes over some tips right from the FTA, Hear how the National Do Not Call Registry works and how it doesn't. For those who don't want to take the time to listen you can get the same info at donotcall.gov. What you wont get is special insights from the TechnoGranny herself culled from her own experience.

 

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What's new with Christmas, Christmas online. Today four fantastic kid's Christmas sites. Through the wonders of technology, kids can find out if they are naughty or nice, track Santa's holiday meanderings, access Mrs. Claus's recipe book with mom and turn themselves into an elf. Listen in to get inspired with just four of the multiple sites you can find online to amuse your children and get them to spend time with you at Christmas. There are many wonderful sites out there, these are just four that TechnoGranny plans to explore at Christmas with her granddaughter.

 

Publish Date: 12-11-2015 14:09:00
 


TechnoGrannyShow„c, Beware the New Dirty Dozen of Income Tax Scams

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Episode Notes: When was the last time that the IRS called you? Never unless you call them first! Yet countless Americans are receiving ominous, disconcerting "phone calls" from the Internal Revenue Service, and when you call back, they answer "Internal Revenue Service" They answer, live voice, dead giveaway for anyone who has dealt with the IRS or any other government agency, pushing phone buttons for various departments after listening to lengthy instructions.| Techno Granny's guest today, John Pournaras, Tax Accountant, will enlighten listeners today about the various "popular" scams for 2015 and some that have been around for a while.| While he is on, we may also convince him to give some tips to prepare to file your 2015 taxes.| I know you are saying, "Just let me get through the holidays!" Okay so download this #podcast and save it for after New Year's and by all means pass it on to your friends so they can be wary of the New Dirty Dozen of Tax Scams for this tax year. 
Start Time (EDT): 12/08/15 11:00 AM EST

John Pournaras (The Outrageous Accountant) comes from a family who has been in the Tax and Accounting business for over 65 years.  He has been active in saving taxpayers money with stress free filing. John has been interviewed by Darieth Chisolm on Hustle and Heart TV (Episode 24), The
Monday Morning Marketer and is a return guest on the TechnoGranny Show. John is the originator of the much heralded Tax Pro TV„c.  John's passion is keeping the IRS off your back and out of your pocket!

 The New Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

        Excessive claims for Fuel Tax Credits
Tax payers should watch out for improper claims for fuel tax credits. IR-2015-21
        Fake Charities
Be wary of charities or groups posing masquerading as charitable organization to attract donations from unsuspecting contributors
        Unscrupulous return preparers that will not sign their name as a preparer.
  •  Phishing
  • Phishing is a tax scam typically carried out with the help of unsolicited email or a fake website that poses as a legitimate site to lure in potential victims and prompt them to provide valuable personal and financial information. Armed with this information, a criminal can commit identity theft or financial theft. If you receive an unsolicited email that appears to be from either the IRS or an organization closely linked to the IRS, such as the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), report it by sending it to phishing@irs.gov.
  • It is important to keep in mind the IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media channels. The IRS has information that can help you protect yourself from email scams.

Phishing and Other Schemes Using the IRS Name
The IRS periodically alerts taxpayers to, and maintains a list of, phishing schemes using the IRS name, logo or Web site clone. If you've received an e-mail, phone call or fax claiming to come from the IRS that seemed a little suspicious, you just may find it on this list.



        Frivolous Tax Arguments
Using frivolous arguments to avoid paying taxes
        Falsifying Income to Claim Tax Credits
They are on guard against erroneously claim tax credits is on the list.
        Abusing Tax Shelters
Abusive tax shelters and structures to avoid paying taxes
        Filing fake Documents to Hide Income
Hiding taxable income by filing false 1099's or other fake documents is a tax scam
        Hiding Money or Income Offshore
Hiding money or assets in unreported offshore accounts
        Return preparer Fraud
Inflated Refund Claims

Beware unscrupulous tax preparers pushing inflated tax refund claims. Taxpayers should be wary of anyone who asks them to sign a blank return, promising them a big refund before looking at your records or changes fees based on a percentage of the refund.


News Releases

        IR-2015-99, IRS Warns Taxpayers to Guard Against New Tricks by Scam Artists; Losses Top $20
Million
        IR-2015-31, IRS Warns Tax Preparers to Watch out for New Phishing Scam; Don't Click on Strange Emails or Links Seeking Updated Information
        IR-2015-6, Phishing Remains on the IRS Dirty Dozen List of Tax Scams for the 2015 Filing Season
        IR-2014-81, IRS Repeats Warning about Phone Scams
        IR-2014-53, IRS Reiterates Warning of Pervasive Telephone Scam
        IR-2014-39, IRS Warns of New Email Phishing Scheme Falsely Claiming to be from the Taxpayer Advocate Service
        IR-2014-16, IRS Releases the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2014; Identity Theft, Phone Scams Lead List
        IR-2013-84, IRS Warns of Pervasive Telephone Scam
        IR-2013-17, IRS Intensifies National Crackdown on Identity Theft; Part of Wider Effort to Protect Taxpayers, Prevent Refund Fraud
        IR-2013-3, National Taxpayer Advocate Delivers Annual Report to Congress; Focuses on Tax Reform, IRS Funding and Identity Theft
        IR-2012-29, Tax Scam Warning: Beware of Phony Refund Scheme Abusing Popular College Tax Credit; Senior Citizens, Working Families and Church Members Are Targets
        IR-2012-23, IRS Releases the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2012
        IR-2011-73, IRS Urges Taxpayers to Avoid Becoming Victims of Tax Scams
        IR-2009-71, IRS Alerts Public to New Identity Theft Scams
        IR-2008-11, IRS Warns of New E-Mail and Telephone Scams Using the IRS Name; Advance Payment Scams Starting
        IR-2007-183, IRS Warns of E-Mail Scam Soliciting Donations to California Wildfire Victims
        IR-2007-148, IRS Warns of New E-mail Scam Offering Cash for Participation in Member Satisfaction Survey
        IR-2007-109, IRS Warns Taxpayers of New E-mail Scams
        IR-2007-75, IRS Warns of Phony e-Mails Claiming to Come from the IRS
        IR-2006-116, Electronic Federal Tax Payment System Cited in New E-mail Scam
        IR-2006-104, IRS Renews E-mail Alert Following New Scams
        IR-2006-49, IRS Establishes e-Mail Box for Taxpayers to Report Phony e-Mails
              

A Cautionary Word

  • If you know you owe taxes or you think you might owe taxes, call the IRS at 1.800.829.1040. The IRS employees at that line can help you with a payment issue, if there really is such an issue.
  • If you know you don't owe taxes or have no reason to think that you owe any taxes (for example, you've never received a bill or the caller made some bogus threats as described above), then call and report the incident to TIGTA at 1.800.366.4484.



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When was the last time that the IRS called you? Never unless you call them first! Yet countless Americans are receiving ominous, disconcerting "phone calls" from the Internal Revenue Service, and when you call back, they answer "Internal Revenue Service" They answer, live voice, dead give away for anyone who has dealt with the IRS or any other government agency, pushing phone buttons for various departments after listening to lengthy instructiosn.| Techno Granny's guest today, John Pournaras, Tax Accountant, will enlighten listeners today about the various "popular" scams for 2015 and some that have been around for a while.| While he is on, we may also convince him to give some tips to prepare to file your 2015 taxes.| I know you are saying, "Just let me get through the holidays!" Okay so download this #podcast and save it for after New Year's and by all means pass it on to your friends so they can be wary of the New Dirty Dozen of Tax Scams for this tax year.

 

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The TechnoGranny is betting that the number one most popular phrase uttered by helpful friends and relatives,"I Can Get it For You Wholesale," has been replaced by "There's an App for That." | So today she jumps on the Holiday, Hanuka, Christmas, Kwanza, Divali (sorry if we missed any) bandwagons and is suggesting Nine Apps that May Make Your Holiday Easier. Don't forget to forward this to your busy friends who can listen live or archive for later because it's a #podcast.

 

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Guest Al Levine started out to do community TV just because he loved sports and he loved to talk, that's why he's called "The Talking Machine." Five years later he co-hosts a very successful community TV show in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania.| From Meadow's Racetrack and Casino 49th Adios Day to Bocce, Pittsburgh Sports Line ventures into all sports waters with a fun, casual style and does it LIVE in area bars and restaurants.| Hear Al's story and his unique way of creating a team to sustain a very popular community TV show and have fun and make money doing it. | Don't forget to listen in for a delightful conversation between Al Levine, the Talking Machine and the TechnoGranny as she gets ready to celebrate 9 years of podcasting and Al begins his 5 year celebration.

 

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Linda Tomsho, author of Hauntpreneur will talk about how to profit from your Halloween mania, just in time to make Halloween all year long. Trick or Treat! Treat as you find out how she came up with these excellent ideas for profiting on one of the number one holidays of the year.

 

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What is this Perisope thing and should you be using it and how? Guest today is how TechnoGranny first heard about Periscope at Podcamp Pittsburgh. Michael is a prolific video and audio podcaster. Michael an established Videographer and Editor in the Pittsburgh area. He currently owns and operates Sorgatron Media, Inc. and its spinГ‚off, Sidekick Media Services, and is a co?Г‚organizer of Podcamp Pittsburgh. | No you are not in the dark ages if you don't know that Periscope is a twitter phone app which allows you to have fun and with good tips you can promote your business or organization.| Listen in today for five tips to uncover the mysteries of using Periscope.

 

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Don't we all just love tech gifts? Surveys have shown that women even love tech gifts more than jewelry or furs, however guest host today, JoAnn Forrester, Empress of Biz and Nanno Granny would disagree. Today we have wacky to wonderful, useful to just nice to have, five gifts that we found online. Listen in to hear about virtual keyboards, digital meat thermometer, three D doodler, a great surprise inexpensive tech gift for the football fan in your life and a spy tank, yes a spy tank.

 

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Revealed today: the mysterious secrets of a successful or not so successful book launch.| Guest expert Adam Hommey, Founder and Creator of Help My Website Sell TM and The Business Creators' Institute TM. | For years, Adam has been the "secret weapon" in the arsenal of dozens of business creators and internet marketers, executive marketing solution providers, and professional service providers, working with them to spark and nurture the website conversion conversation that builds know, like, and trust| Today he turns his attention to the book launch.| During this interview, you will discover: 7 major mistakes made when lauching a book|How you can tell if your current list is ready for your to launch.| The first steps authors can take right now in preparing to launch - even if you're not 100% sure when or what you'll be launching.| Be sure to listen in if you are writing a book, have a book that has not been launched or are thinking about writing a book. Don't forget to share with your author friends or prospective author friends.

 

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You might think that the practice of Halloween migrated along with Europeans to the United States. But trick or treating did not really emerge as we know it ntil the 1920s and 1930s. It paused for a bit during World War II because of sugar rations, then in the 50's was back in full force. The term Гc??trick or treatГc?? dates back to 1927.| Baby boomers may remember dressing in mother's clothes or dad's work clothes or a pillow case with holes in it, but Techno Granny has uncovered some trends going back to World WarII and culminating in the 2010's.

 

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Today's Guest is Publisher of Pittsburgh Women's Yellow Page and also founder of the Author Zone Awards, Ann Marie Gire. Today she reveals plans for 2nd Annual Author Zone Awards and also First Annual Full Day Author Zone Writer's Conference.

 

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Low promotion budget for your event, no problem. Today TechnoGranny will discuss 16 economical ways to promote your events from offline word of mouth to online and print promotion.

 

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For years, kale was just an afterthought decoration on your plate in a restaurant and now it is hailed as the newest superfood. Listen in as we explore the myriad benefits of kale and its versatile and nutritious antioxidant health benefits and capabilites. Listen in as we explore Kale, the New Superfood.

 

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Tired of just storing your photos on Facebook, looking for other options in the cloud? Is your computer telling you, your Factory Image Space is almost used up. That's what happened to TechnoGranny. So she began to research various photo storage/sharing sites. She has also engaged guest, Mary Beth Kratsas of MBK Photography, international photo journalist and award winning photographer to weigh in on the pros and cons of various cloud storage sites for photography. Listen in as she and TechnoGranny review 13 Photo Storage and Sharing Sites.

 

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Cardiologist Santosh Pandit began to have knee pain several years ago which began to interfere with his golf swing which is his downtime therapy for his high stress practice. He sought out an orthopedist who told him that he would have to have a knee replacement that would take him out of his solo practice for two months. So at the behest of his wife, Mrs. Cardiology he has begun on a regime of supplements and is now back to practicing his golf swing. Learn how supplements have helped him to get back on the golf course.

 

Publish Date: 04-05-2015 00:36:00
 

Hosted by: technogranny
Title: TechnoGrannyShow, 5 Ways Cold Laser Therapy Helps Chronic Illness
Time: 03/23/2015 03:00 PM EDT
Episode Notes: Today's Guest: David Finsterle-Gawain, D.N.M., Pioneer, Innovator, Doctor of Natural Medicine D.N.M. is the Designation, received in 2004. | Doc David originated the Healing FUSION with Dr. Irina Kossovskaia in 2004. Both have spent the following years perfecting and educating to make it the cohesive program that it is today, helping people many times heal conditions previously thought even impossible. | Doc David Travels worldwide teaching and sharing his love and knowledge. He works with a number of modalities, covering a broad range from the physical through the emotional, so he is able to assist a large audience. David teaches or has taught internationally Specialized Kinesiology, Low Level/Soft Laser Therapy, Dental Proprioception, Family Constellation, Health Coaching, Nutritional Microscopy, Aspects of EFT, and Product Formulation, Better Breathing and Control Pause Expertc?Г‚ Has extensive experience teaching Low Level Laser Therapy across North America since 2001, worked closely with Dr. Lytle with Dental Proprioception and the then newly introduced Q1000. Today find out 5 Ways Cold Laser Therapy Helps with Chronic Illness.

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BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY 

Patch Adams and Voltaire both stated, Medicine is the art of entertaining your patients/clients while they heal themselves . Doc David loves to take that even further by blending Education, Entertainment and the Multi-Dimensional Health FUSION so you enjoy the warm humor and laughter while you heal or share healing in record time.

MISSION STATEMENT

HEALING LIKE NOTHING EVER HAPPENED

EXPERTISE
Doc David originated the Healing FUSION with Dr. Irina Kossovskaia in 2004. Both have spent the following years perfecting and educating to make it the cohesive program that it is
today, helping people many times heal conditions previously thought even impossible like nothing ever happened.
Doc David Travels worldwide teaching and sharing his love and knowledge. He works with a number of modalities, covering a broad range from the physical through the emotional, so he is able to assist a large audience. David teaches or has taught internationally Specialized Kinesiology, Low Level/Soft Laser Therapy, Dental Proprioception, Family Constellation, Health Coaching, Nutritional Microscopy, Aspects of EFT, and Product Formulation, Better Breathing and Control Pause Expert

Has extensive experience teaching  Low Level Laser Therapy across North America since 2001, worked closely with Dr. Lytle with Dental Proprioception and the then newly introduced Q1000. Website that will explain a lot www.laserscenarfusion.com and  www.gardenwithin.net

QUALIFICATIONS

David Finsterle-Gawain, D.N.M., Pioneer, Innovator, Doctor of Natural Medicine D.N.M. is the Designation, received in 2004.

Transformational Health Services PMA ~ Professional Membership Association based in St Pete Beach Fl. 


Talking Points: 

How Soft Laser increases the function of cells and the importance... Low energy means pain and discomfort. 

Repolarizing damaged and injured cell membrane ... ( hear better...) 
Insulin resistance ... Reduced

Energy for Repair and Function... 

Helps the body go through inflammation cycle... Reduces Bradkinin enzyme and what that really means. 


There is a rapid formation of many proteins, including collagen, a clear sticky substance, which is nature's repair material.  This newly formed collagen can then be used to regenerate tissue that once had been damaged. 

· Enhancement of vascularisation (aids in improving circulation - poor circulation in diabetes). Macular Degeneration. 


· Pain control - low back pain, neck pain, pain associated with inflammatory  conditions, Carpel Tunnel
Syndrome, arthritis, tennis elbow,golfer's elbow,  post herpetic neuralgia, muscle cramps etc.

· the general healing of wounds and  injuries diabetic ulcers, venous ulcers,  bed  sores, mouth 
ulcers, fractures,  tendon ruptures, ligamentous tear, torn cartilage etc.

All around me in modern medicine I did not see many practitioners and organizations conducting themselves in a compassionate manner at all.  It was as those many getting paid to help, were desensitized through their education and the patients in their care had become numbers, not human beings with shining souls. 

Doc David resonates that the cure and care be administered with touch of a hand, laughter, heart & heartfullness, tools in the physical, and sometimes a swift HeartFuLL kick in the butt ~ assists too...to move away those clouds and dis-ease in front of and covering up our shining souls.

Our body is built up from about 5 trillion individual cell organisms. Each of these small living beings must supply themselves with energy. Pain and malfunctions of individual body areas or organs go back to pain and malfunctions in the individual cells. If a tendon is pulled or it is overoaded a joined, small tendon cells innumerable with it, cartilage cells, bone cells, nerve cells, muscle cells and so forth become like this, pulled, overloaded. In this case, the cells come into a lack of energy. They report to us this as pain and disfunction.

Low Level Laser Therapy


Q-1000, hand held cold laser
All cells of the biosphere supply themselves with cell energy ATP (= adenosintriphosphat) via the same power station model. ATP is the key substance of our body cell and of our whole body. Every cell work must be managed with the aid of ATP. Light is the single medicine which the production of ATP can increase directly. This is due next to it to the fact that our cell power station (mitochondrion) is built according to the collector principle and converts photon energy (= light energy) into ATP (=cell energy).

The LLL therapie of general arteriosclerosis of the central nervous system. 

As a result of an acute one or chronic circulation troubles, it comes for a high-degree energy lack in the brain cells. In this case, only a very small part of the brain cells really dies. The by far biggest part of the brain cells in the affected brain area survives, however, suffers from a continuous energy lack.

LL laser light repairs this energy lack and gives additional energy (ATP) which the brain cells use for its cure and regeneration processes.

Doc David Gawain will  Show how powerful and Needed our Soft Laser is for helping our bodies repair and regenerate as well as function optimally.




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Techno Granny Show Hosted By:

Joanne Quinn-Smith is the Creative Energy Officer of Dreamweaver Marketing Associates in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and an expert on Web 2.0 Branding, 2009 National SBA Small Business Journalist of the Year, Author "Folly of Marketing Plan in Your Head, 101 Compelling Reasons to Write One." Available at:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DHKVJOG


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Publish Date: 04-04-2015 09:33:00
 



Hosted by: technogranny
Title: TechnoGrannyShow, Twenty TV Heroes of the Fifties
Time: 03/31/2015 09:00 AM EDT
Episode Notes: TV was a bit different in the fifties, much of it Black and White and TV Heroes were not what they are today. They ranged from caped crusaders to legends of the old West including women, sterotyped supermoms, cowboys, and comediennes and even animals.| They were very young, some very old. One star of a popular Western was already 70 when the series first aired. They had big noses, thin lips and gimpy legs. But Baby Boomers will recognized these heroes from the Golden Age of Television.| Listen in today as TechnoGranny and her frequent sidekick, NannoGranny, the EmpressofBiz, JoAnn Forrester reminisce about a fun era of TV that for the most part did not give you nightmares at night.| We will also give you some trivia that you yungins might not be aware of about what you call Retro TV.

Trivia Question


1.  This refugee hero from radio drama was a litterbug, always leaving his tacky bullets lying around after he had vanquished his foes. His horse's name was the same as the material from which his remarkable ammunition was made. Who was this masked man?

 The Lone Ranger
 Flash Gordon
 Captain Midnight
 Gene Autry

The answer of course is The Lone Ranger.

The Lone Ranger is an American western drama television series that aired on the ABC Television network from 1949 to 1957, with Clayton Moore in the starring role. Jay Silverheels,
a member of the Mohawk tribe in Canada played The Lone Ranger's Native American companion, Tonto.

The fictional story line maintains that all of the Texas Rangers, except one, are massacred. The "lone" survivor thereafter disguises himself with a black mask and travels with Tonto throughout Texas and the American West to assist those challenged by the lawless elements. A silver mine supplies The Lone Ranger with the name of his horse as well as the funds and bullets required to finance his wandering life-style.


Trivia Question

Great Caesar's ghost! Can't this man do anything without first removing those ridiculous glasses of his? Which 50s hero, after first looking this way and that, yanked off his glasses before ducking into the nearest closet (or phone booth) to ready himself for action?

 Zorro
 Captain Midnight
 Batman
 Superman

2.  It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman.  This TV show was syndicated from a comic series.  When he isn't fighting for truth, justice and the American way, the man in tights poses in a suit and as mild-mannered, nerdy Daily Planet reporter Clark Kent, who works alongside friends Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen for a very demanding boss, Perry White.

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September 19, 1952 thru   April 28, 1958
3.     
4.        
fro capedwonder.com
The Adventures of Superman
Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Look! Up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. It's Superman! Yes, it's Superman - strange visitor from another planet who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Superman - who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel in his bare hands, and who disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper, fights a neverending battle for Truth, Justice, and the American Way.

CAST

Superman/Clark Kent: George Reeves
Lois Lane: (1951) Phyllis Coates; (1953-1957) Noel Neill
Jimmy Olsen: Jack Larson
Perry White: John Hamilton
Inspector Henderson: Robert Shayne
Professor Pepperwinkle: Phillips Tead



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Trivia Question

One of his sidekicks drove a jeep named "Nellybelle". His dog's name was bullet and his horse was the palomino "Trigger". But what distinguished this cowboy from the other cowboy heroes of the 1950s?

 He packed a Buntline special.
 He carried a Bowie knife.
 He seemed to be sweet on a saloon girl named "Kitty".
 He sang the show's theme with his wife Dale.

3.  The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show


1.     The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show is a Western comedy and variety program that ran on ABC television for 13 episodes from September 29 to December 29, 1962. Wikipedia

from HappyTrails.org
The Roy Rogers Show is an American Western television series that broadcast one hundred episodes on NBC for six seasons between December 30, 1951 and June 9, 1957. The show starred Roy Rogers as a ranch owner, Dale Evans as the proprietress of the Eureka Cafe in fictional Mineral City, and Pat Brady as Roy's sidekick and Dale's cook. Brady's jeep Nellybelle had a mind of her own and often sped away driverless with Brady in frantic pursuit on foot. The Jeep was first called LuLubelle in the 1952 series. Animal stars were Roy's Palomino horse,Trigger, and his German Shepherd wonder dog, Bullet.




Trivia Question


"   And then I saw it..." Lloyd Bridges played Mike Nelson, perhaps the only TV sleuth whose thoughts provided a running commentary on his search for clues and culprits. However, the unique setting in which he pursued evildoers rendered this device a dramatic necessity. For in which special locale did we see Mike Nelson hunt wrongdoers?

 In convents
 In libraries
 In outer space
 Underwater

1.     For those of you too young to remember, SEA HUNT was a syndicated TV adventure series that was originally broadcast between 1958 and 1961. Mike Nelson, played by Lloyd Bridges, is a Scuba Diver fighting crime underwater in the days when recreational Scuba Diving and TV were still in their infancy.

      Nelson (Bridges) is a free-lance scuba diver who has various adventures. Nelson, a former U.S. Navy frogman (having left the service about four years before the series began), is a well-known expert on diving who is often called on for difficult or dangerous projects. Traveling on his boat the Argonaut, Nelson outmaneuvers villains, salvages everything from a bicycle to a nuclear missile, rescues children trapped in a flooded cave, and even a dog. 
   

Sea Hunt TV Series (24 Hour Marathon) Starring Lloyd Bridges, Jeff Bridges, Beau Bridges Get it here:  




   Please note, TechnoGranny did not make up the imaginative trivia questions they came from this site.




    5.  The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp 
     The first of its kind...the father of adult westerns. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp was the first in a wave of new TV westerns aimed at adults (previous entries, such as The Cisco Kid and The Lone Ranger, were considered fodder for the after-school crowd). Theshow was then followed, in the same season, by Gunsmoke on CBS, Frontier on NBC andWyatt's fellow ABC show Cheyenne. It was these four shows alone that started an incredible and unmatched phenomena that 
   would see up to 28 new westerns premiering during the 1958 primetime TV season. But only a handful of them were able to dominate a few of the top 10 spots in the network ratings and Wyatt Earp was one of them. Wyatt Earp was inspired by the legendary events of the real life Frontier Marshal who lived from 1848 to 1929. The show starred Hugh O'Brien.

   The show portrayed Earp from his
   6.  The Cisco Kid 

    Cisco Kid and his English-mangling sidekick Pancho travel the old west in the grand tradition of the Lone Ranger, righting wrongs and
Duncan Renaldo and Leo Carrillo
From the Doug Abbott Collection
fighting injustice wherever they find it.

   The Cisco Kid was  a half-hour American Western television series starring Duncan Renaldo in the title role, The Cisco Kid, and Leo Carrillo as the jovial sidekick, Pancho. Cisco and Pancho were technically desperados wanted for unspecified crimes but instead viewed by the poor as Robin Hood figures who assisted the downtrodden when law enforcement officers proved corrupt or unwilling to help. 

   The Cisco character was created by the American short story author O. Henry in "The Caballero's Way", published in 1907 in the collection Heart of the West. Radio, television, and films have depicted the Cisco Kid as a heroic Mexican caballero, but in the original story, the Kid is non-Hispanic and a real, unusually vicious outlaw.The character was adapted as the radio drama The Cisco Kid in 19421955.



  8.Gunsmoke
   Marshal Matt Dillon keeps the peace in the rough and tumble Dodge City.
 
Gunsmoke Cast
Gunsmoke
 is another American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the UK, the television series was initially titled Gun Law,[1] later reverting to Gunsmoke.[2]
T  The radio series ran from 1952 to 1961. John Dunning[3] wrote that among radio drama enthusiasts, "Gunsmoke is routinely placed among the best shows of any kind and any time." The television series ran for 20 seasons from 1955 to 1975, and stands as the United States' longest-running prime time, live-action drama with 635 episodes. In 2010, Law & Order  tied Gunsmoke for most seasons for a live action drama series when it finished its twentieth and final season, but the show finished 179 episodes short of Gunsmoke's final total; in terms of prime-time scripted series with continuing characters.



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    9. Rin Tin Tin

    Rumored to be America's First RescueDog
 TIN TIN
   Rescued from a bombed out World War I German War Dog Kennel near Lorraine, France on September 15, 1918, this German Shepherd Dog has gone on to become the most famous canine in the world.


   
Rin Tin Tin Main Cast
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin is an American children's television program. Beginning in October 1954 until May 1959, 166 episodes originally aired on ABC television network. It starred child actor Lee Aaker as Rusty, a boy orphaned in an Indian raid, who was being raised by the soldiers at a US Cavalry post known as Fort Apache. He and his German shepherd dog, Rin Tin Tin, helped the soldiers to establish order in the American West. Texas-born actor James Brown appeared as Lieutenant Ripley "Rip" Masters. Co-stars included veteran actor Joe Sawyer and actor Rand Brooks from Gone with the Wind fame.
T   The character of Rin Tin Tin had appeared in movies and radio serials since 1922. One dog who appeared briefly in the TV series was fourth in the bloodline of the original Rin Tin Tin silent film canine actor. The main screen dog for the TV show was trainer Frank Barnes' Flame, Jr., called JR (pronounced Jay Are) by Barnes. 


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    10. Lassie
     Lassie  follows the adventures of a female Rough Collie dog named Lassie and her companions, human and animal. The show was the
Lassie's second family with
Timmy, June Lockhart as
mother
creation of producer Robert Maxwell and animal trainer Rudd Weatherwax and was televised from September 12, 1954, to March 25, 1973. The fourth longest-running U.S. primetime television series after The Simpsons, Gunsmoke, and Law & Order, the show chalked up seventeen seasons on CBS before entering first-run syndication for its final two seasons. Initially filmed in black and white, the show later transitioned into color.
   The show's first ten seasons portray Lassie's adventures in a small farming community. Fictional eleven-year-old Jeff Miller, his mother, and his grandfather are Lassie's first human companions until seven-year-old Timmy Martin and his adoptive parents take over in the fourth season. When Lassie's exploits on the farm end in the eleventh season, she finds new adventures in the wilderness with a succession of United States Forest Service Rangers. After traveling without human leads for a year, Lassie finally settles at a children's home for her final two syndicated seasons.


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1  11.  Bonanza
  White-haired Ben was the proud patriarch of the Cartwrights, the family at the center of one of TV's most beloved and long-running series. Their ranch, the Ponderosa, was 1,000 square-miles (600,000 acres) in size and sprawled from mountainous shores of Lake Tahoe to the desert terrain near Virginia City in the Nevada Territory. Ben oversaw his frontier empire with the help of his three sons: Adam, Hoss, and Joe. The series was set in 1859 when the series began and would progress through and following the Civil War.
  Samuel Clemens worked as a reporter in Virginia City for two years and there selected his pen name of Mark Twain. It was this varied, colorful era and place that producer David Dortort decided would be ideal for the show.

   When Bonanza premiered in 1959, mant sitcons depicted fathers as idiots managed by their wives. Dortort insisted that the show be an hour long instead of a half hour in order to ensure that he had time to depict Ben Cartwright as a father figure worthy of respect. It worked, and Lorne Greene received thousands of fan letters from teenage boys who wished that he was their father.

  Bonanza was an NBC television western series that ran from September 12, 1959, to January 16, 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 430 episodes, it ranks as the second longest running western series (behind Gunsmoke), and within the top 10 longest running, live-action American series. The show continues to air in syndication.


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   12. HopaLong Cassidy

   Hop-along Cassidy is a fictional cowboy hero created in 1904 by the author Clarence E. Mulford, who wrote a series of popular short stories and many novels based on the character.
   In his early writings, Mulford portrayed the character as rude, dangerous, and rough-talking. From 1935, the character”as played by movie actorWilliam Boyd in films adapted from Mulford's books”was transformed into a clean-cut hero. Sixty-six popular films appeared, only a few of which relied on Mulford's stories. Mulford later revised and republished his works to be more consistent with the character's screen persona.
   Portrayed on the screen, white-haired Bill "Hopalong" Cassidy was usually clad strikingly in black (including his hat, an exception to the western film stereotype that only villains wore black hats). He was reserved and well spoken,with a sense of fair play. He was often called upon to intercede when dishonest characters took advantage of honest citizens. "Hoppy" and his white horse, Topper, usually traveled through the west with two companions”one young and trouble-prone with a weakness for damsels in distress, the other older, comically awkward and outspoken.


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   13.  Annie Oakley



    A fictionalized account of the life of legendary Wild West sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Set in the quiet western town of Diablo, Annie and her little brother Tagg made sure that outlaws who moseyed into town kept on going. Often at her side was friend, suitor and deputy sheriff Lofty Craig with whom she often showed off her shooting prowess.

 
  Annie Oakley is an American Western television series that fictionalized the life of famous sharpshooter Annie Oakley. It ran from January 1954 to February 1957 in syndication, for a total of 81 black and white episodes, each 25 minutes long. ABC showed reruns on Saturday and Sunday daytime from 1959 to 1960 and from 1964 to 1965.

    Theshow starred Gail Davis in the title role, and co-starred Brad Johnson as Deputy Sheriff Lofty Craig and Jimmy Hawkins, as Annie's brother, Tagg. In one episode, "Bull's Eye", the role of Tagg was played by Billy Gray, better known as James "Bud" Anderson, Jr., on Father Knows Best. In the series, Annie Oakley rode a horse named Target, Tagg's horse was Pixie and Lofty's was named Forest.  Annie and Tagg lived in the town of Diablo, Arizona, with their uncle, Sheriff Luke MacTavish, who was usually away whenever trouble started. It would then be up to straight-shooting Annie and her "silent suitor" Lofty Craig to rescue law-abiding neighbors and arrest outlaws.  Often Tagg would be told to stay in town and out of the way, but through disobedience, the need to relay important new information, or being captured by outlaws, he would end up in the middle of the adventure.


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   14.  Perry Mason

Perry Masson and Distric Attorney Burger


   There are few actors so closely tied to a persona than Raymond Burr as Perry Mason. This long-running series was built upon Erle Stanley Gardners many novels about a brilliant defense lawyer and his staff, that solved many a crime with surprise witnesses and stern cross-examinations. It was the first mystery series to feature chalk or tape outlines to mark the spots where bodies were found. Filmed almost exclusively in the Los Angeles area, Raymond Burr had Gardner's seal of approval in the role.

  The cases were usually won by way of pivotal confessions of witnesses, solicited by Perry Mason (Burr's) surgeon-like examination or with last-minute, key evidence brought into the courtroom by private investigator Paul Drake (William Hopper). Della Street (Barbara Hale), Perrys faithful secretary, was always at Perry's side in the courtroom where hapless Hamilton Burger (William Tallman) was the Los Angeles District Attorney who never seemed to win. 

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   14.  Have Gun Will Travel


   Paladin was not your normal gunfighter. He was an educated and a traveled man. A West Point graduate, he served as a Union officer during the Civil War. After the war, he went west and became a high-priced 'gun for hire.' He was based at the Hotel Carlton in San Francisco and enjoyed the finer things in life. He dressed in fancy clothes, enjoyed fine wine, gourmet food, opera, expensive cigars and he could play the piano. He read newspapers from all over the West looking for situations in which he could help, for a fee. Sometimes Hey Boy, the Oriental porter who worked at the Carlton, would bring Paladin a letter or 'wire' asking for his help. 

   Usually, within the first few minutes, he was dressed for 'business' and on the trail. When working, he dressed completely in black including a black hat with a band of silver conchos and a custom holster with a silver chess knight on it. He carried a custom made pistol which was perfectly balanced and had a rifled barrel. He preferred to settle problems without violence whenever possible, but if forced to fight, he excelled. 

  Amaster marksman and a quick draw, he was a match for most any man. And for those 'difficult times' he kept a derringer hidden under his belt, which saved his life on many occasions. His rifle, which was rarely used, also had a silver chess knight on the stock. This leads us to believe it was as carefully made as the pistol he carried. Before resorting to violence, Paladin would put his rich education and experience to work to try to find an alternate solution. In spite of his profession, he had a deep respect for the law and would often turn on his employers if he found they were the guilty party.


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15.  The Donna Reed Show (19581966)

·  Another popular 1950's sitcom about a close family. The Stones consist of loving homemaker Donna, her pediatrician husband Alex, and their children Mary and Jeff. Many situations arise like when they found a baby on their doorstep or take in a rebellious youth or when Donna tries to patch up marital spats among friends.

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  16.  Lucy and Ricky Ricardo

   Cuban-born bandleader, Ricky Ricardo, and his wife, Lucy, live in a Brownstone apartment building on East 68th Street in New York City.
I Love Lucy Cast.
The beautiful but daffy Lucy has the nasty habit of getting into jams, scrapes, and predicaments of all kinds. The Ricardos' best friends and landlords, Fred and Ethel Mertz, frequently find themselves in the middle of Lucy's outlandish escapades, whether she's plotting to land a part in her husband's nightclub act, determined to write her first novel, or concocting yet another sure-fire "get-rich-quick" scheme. Luci was the epitome of contrived feminism, long before it was popular.

   The I Love Lucy Show was situation comedy at its best.  Whether it's stomping grapes in Italy, getting drunk on a vitamin commercial or eating her way through a chocolate assembly line for a part time job, Luci and side-kick Ethel always managed to get into it and make the audience laugh hysterically.

  If you are wondering about the final three, well you have heard about them already but they are in supporting roles and strong women at that,  Lois Lane, Miss Kitty of Gunsmoke and Della Street of Perry Mason.

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TV was a bit different in the fifties, much of it Black and White and TV Heroes were not what they are today. They ranged from caped crusaders to legends of the old West including women, sterotyped supermoms, cowboys, and comediennes and even animals.| They were very young, some very old. One star of a popular Western was already 70 when the series first aired. They had big noses, thin lips and gimpy legs. But Baby Boomers will recognized these heroes from the Golden Age of Television.| Listen in today as TechnoGranny and her frequent sidekick, NannoGranny, the EmpressofBiz, JoAnn Forrester reminisce about a fun era of TV that for the most part did not give you nightmares at night.| We will also give you some trivia that you yungins might not be aware of about what you call Retro TV.

 

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Today's Guest: David Finsterle-Gawain, D.N.M., Pioneer, Innovator, Doctor of Natural Medicine D.N.M. is the Designation, received in 2004. | Doc David originated the Healing FUSION with Dr. Irina Kossovskaia in 2004. Both have spent the following years perfecting and educating to make it the cohesive program that it is today, helping people many times heal conditions previously thought even impossible. | Doc David Travels worldwide teaching and sharing his love and knowledge. He works with a number of modalities, covering a broad range from the physical through the emotional, so he is able to assist a large audience. David teaches or has taught internationally Specialized Kinesiology, Low Level/Soft Laser Therapy, Dental Proprioception, Family Constellation, Health Coaching, Nutritional Microscopy, Aspects of EFT, and Product Formulation, Better Breathing and Control Pause Expertc?Г‚ Has extensive experience teaching Low Level Laser Therapy across North America since 2001, worked closely with Dr. Lytle with Dental Proprioception and the then newly introduced Q1000. Today find out 5 Ways Cold Laser Therapy Helps with Chronic Illness.

 

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In 1943, during World War II, ordinary little girls are expected to learn to cook, sew, and play with dolls. But Pam wants to do more, to be more to help her brother and all the other soldiers. When Pam meets the Women's Air Force Service Pilots, she discovers exactly what she wants to be when she grows up. She even begins to build her very own plane. But when her friend becomes sick, Pam has to decide what is most important to her. | An adaptation of WINDSHIFT by Joyce Faulkner Written and Illustrated by Rebecca Evans (c)2014 Rebecca Evans, Red Engine Press|Rebecca| Evans is an illustrator and author living in Maryland. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Art from Messiah College with a concentration in Drawing and Illustration in 2000, and also completed coursework from the Tyler School of Art. She worked for nine years as an artist and designer before returning to her first love: children's book illustration and writing. Her experience includes illustrating and authoring children's books, teaching art at the local Art Center, and publishing artwork with magazines and multiple publishing houses. She regularly speaks at elementary schools and shares her love of literature and art with children. She is also a member of the SCBWI. She lives in Maryland and enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children, and working from her home studio. You can view her work at www.rebeccaevans.net

 

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