Secret Service agents: Hillary is a nightmare to work withGood morning, maam, a member of the uniformed Secret Service once greeted Hillary Clinton. F off, she replied. That exchange is one among many that active and retired Secret Service agents shared with Ronald Kessler, author of First Family Detail, a compelling look at the intrepid
Landed in Kuwait yesterday...
Thought I'd throw out another Tip...
Tip #48: I've made it customary to continually check the growth of, not only InfoBarrel, but also its nearest competitors, on sites like Alexa, Compete, and Quantcast. I've posted many graphs on this thread, as well as, other threads in my 3,000+ posts here....
Not only do I like to analyze their growth and traffic trends, but I also like to stay on top of what new quality controls they are implementing as the industry continually evolves. By virtue of a being a revenue sharing site, there are SOME things we inherently give up, in return for greater search engine authority gained to our content, off the back of an authority site. If ALL our content is to earn, and continue to earn over a lifetime, it's PARAMOUNT that we stay abreast of these things....taking an active role in our own investments of time and energy.
HubPages is one site to which we can look. (There is a link to their new editorial guidelines/publishing standards, however, it doesn't seem to want me to post it in this thread, without labeling it as SPAM. Interestingly enough, outside of a few minor exceptions, HubPages TOS has evolved into essentially what IB's TOS HAS BEEN all along.)
They were hammered hard by Google, yet they are bouncing back quite nicely....and, I'd contribute that quite a bit to the quality control standards they are enforcing. While some like and prefer loose standards, it is my strong opinion that the collective here gains the most in the long and short term when publishing standards/editorial guidelines are as strict as possible. For years, trends display a more reactive approach taken by even the greatest, most elite and highly trafficked websites. I think IB is still doing many things right, however, it doesn't hurt to read that thread and continually ensure high quality content.
I don't believe our editorial guidelines here NEED to be identical to HubPages...in fact, I do think that the affiliate link allowance here is workable and sufficient as opposed to the level HubPages has taken it to (not affiliate links allowed, from what I can see). It's their business and their call.
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CSS Industries, Inc. (CSS), incorporated on November 5, 1923, is a consumer products company. The Company is primarily engaged in the design, manufacture, procurement, distribution and sale of all occasion and seasonal social expression products, principally to mass market retailers. These all occasion and seasonal products include decorative ribbons and bows, all occasion boxed greeting cards, gift tags, gift wrap, gift bags, gift boxes, gift card holders, decorative and waxed tissue paper, decorative films and foils, classroom exchange Valentines, floral accessories, Easter egg dyes and novelties, craft and educational products, stickers, memory books, stationery, journals, notecards, infant and wedding photo albums, scrapbooks, and other items. The Company markets its products to mass market, craft, specialty and floral retail and wholesale distribution customers, and teachers' aids and other learning oriented products to the education market through mass market retailers, school supply distributors and teachers' stores. CSS also designs, manufactures, procures, distributes and sells a range of seasonal consumer products primarily through the mass market distribution channel. Its Christmas products include decorative ribbons and bows, boxed greeting cards, gift tags, gift bags, gift boxes, gift card holders, tissue paper and decorations. CSS' Valentine product offerings include classroom exchange Valentine cards and other related Valentine products, while its Easter product offerings include Dudley's brand of Easter egg dyes and related Easter seasonal products. The Company's brands include Paper Magic, Berwick, Offray, C.R. Gibson, Markings, Stepping Stones, Tapestry, Seastone, Dudley's, Eureka and Stickerfitti.
The Company's products are manufactured, packaged or warehoused in10 facilities located in the United States, with the remainder sourced from foreign suppliers, primarily in Asia. The Company's products are sold to its customers by national and regional account sales managers, sales representatives and by a network of independent manufacturers' representatives. The Company's operating subsidiaries include Berwick Offray LLC (Berwick Offray), Paper Magic Group, Inc. (Paper Magic) and C.R. Gibson, LLC (C.R. Gibson).
The Company's Ribbons and bows are primarily manufactured and warehoused in seven facilities located in Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Carolina and Texas. Non-woven ribbon and bow products are primarily made from polypropylene resin, a petroleum-based product, which is mixed with color pigment, melted and pressed through an extruder. Large rolls of extruded film go through various combinations of manufacturing processes before being made into bows or packaged on ribbon spools or reels as required by various markets and customers. Woven fabric ribbons are manufactured domestically or imported from Mexico and Asia. Imported woven products are either narrow woven or converted from bulk rolls of wide width textiles. Domestic woven products are narrow woven.
Boxed greeting cards are produced by Asian manufacturers to its specifications. Domestically distributed products are warehoused in a distribution facility in Pennsylvania. Easter egg dye products are manufactured in Asia to specific formulae by contract manufacturers. Domestically distributed products are warehoused in a distribution facility in Pennsylvania. Memory books, stationery, journals and notecards, infant and wedding photo albums, scrapbooks, educational products, and other gift items are imported from Asian manufacturers and warehoused and distributed from a distribution facility in Florence, Alabama. Its floral accessories include pot covers, foil, waxed tissue, shred, aisle runners, corsage bags and other paper and film products, are manufactured in facilities located in New Hampshire or imported from Mexico. Manufacturing includes gravure and flexo printing, waxing and converting. Products are warehoused and distributed from a distribution facility in Pennsylvania. Other products, including decorative tissue paper, all occasion gift wrap, gift tags, gift bags, gift boxes, gift card holders, classroom exchange Valentine products, Easter products, educational products and decorations are designed to the specifications of CSS and are imported primarily from Asian manufacturers.
The Company competes with American Greetings Corporation, LLC and Hallmark Cards, Incorporated.
Secret Service agents: Hillary is a nightmare to work with | New York Post
""Good morning, ma"am," a member of the uniformed Secret Service once greeted Hillary Clinton.
"F-- off," she replied.
That exchange is one among many that active and retired Secret Service agents shared with Ronald Kessler, author of "First Family Detail," a compelling look at the intrepid personnel who shield America"s presidents and their families " and those whom they guard.
Kessler writes flatteringly and critically about people in both parties. Regarding the Clintons, Kessler presents Chelsea as a model protectee who respected and appreciated her agents. He describes Bill as a difficu
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CSS Industries, Inc. (NYSE:CSS) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an additional buy back of up to 500,000 shares of its Common Stock at prices and pursuant to other terms and conditions that the Company's officers deem appropriate. Share repurchases under the program may take place through open market purchases or privately negotiated transactions. There are 9,343,753 shares of the Company's Common Stock presently outstanding. Any such buy back is subject to compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and relevant covenants in the Company's credit facility.
CSS is a consumer products company primarily engaged in the design, manufacture, procurement, distribution and sale of all occasion and seasonal social expression products, principally to mass market retailers. These all occasion and seasonal products include decorative ribbons and bows, boxed greeting cards, gift tags, gift wrap, gift bags, gift boxes, gift card holders, decorative tissue paper, decorations, classroom exchange Valentines, floral accessories, Easter egg dyes and novelties, craft and educational products, stickers, memory books, stationery, journals, note cards, infant and wedding photo albums, scrapbooks, and other gift items that commemorate lifes celebrations.