Leslie Pink Momma

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

What is Intellectual Property?

Okay so there is a discussion that I ran into at one of the boards that I am on. There is a post in there about people that steal other people's post. She was concerned that this kind of thing is illegal or is it okay to do? She didn't know her rights.

This individual needed my help with this...so I said okay I'll research and get you some help.

Here is what I found.

Okay as a legal support specialist I only have to say this...I cannot give out legal advice...but I can say this...this is what I found on findlaw.com.

Lawyers and legal students look at this for help so you might could use this for yourself. What you are being ripped off is called intellectual property.... Here it is and I will quote from them: This is their website: http://smallbusiness.findlaw.com/copyright/copyright-using/public-domain.html

Everything that is quoted is in red.

"You can use a work without the author's permission if it's in the public domain. When a work becomes available for use without permission from a copyright owner, it is said to be "in the public domain." Most works enter the public domain because their copyrights have expired. Ask the following questions to determine if a work is available for you to use without getting permission.

You should assume that every work is protected by copyright unless you can establish that it is not. Has the Copyright Expired? To determine whether a work is in the public domain and available for use without the author's permission, you first have to find out when it was published. Then, apply the following rules to see if the copyright has expired: Copyrights of all works published in the United States before 1923 have expired; the works are in the public domain. Works published after 1922, but before 1978, are protected for 95 years from the date of publication. If the work was created, but not published, before 1978, the copyright lasts for the life of the author plus 70 years. For works published after 1977, the copyright lasts for the life of the author plus 70 years.

However, if the work is a work for hire (that is, the work is done in the course of employment or has been specifically commissioned) or is published anonymously or under a pseudonym, the copyright lasts between 95 and 120 years, depending on the date the work is published. Lastly, if the work was published between 1923 and 1963, you must check with the U.S. Copyright Office to see whether the copyright was properly renewed. If the author failed to renew the copyright, the work has fallen into the public domain and you may use it. Has the Copyright Been Renewed?

The Copyright Office will check renewal information for you at an hourly rate. (Call the Reference & Bibliography Section at 202-707-6850.) You can also hire a private copyright search firm to see if a renewal was filed. If you want to go the least expensive route, you may be able to conduct a renewal search yourself. The renewal records for works published from 1950 to the present are available online at http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright.

Renewal searches for earlier works can be conducted at the Copyright Office in Washington D.C. or by visiting one of the many government depository libraries throughout the country. Call the Copyright Office for more information.

Here is the second page:

Is There a Copyright Notice?

You can't rely on the presence or absence of a copyright notice (©) to determine whether a work is protected by copyright, because a copyright notice is not required for works published after March 1, 1989. And even for works published before 1989, the absence of a copyright notice may not affect the validity of the copyright -- for example, if the author made diligent attempts to correct the situation.

Finding Material in the Public Domain For help locating material you can use without permission, see The Public Domain: How to Find Copyright-Free Writings, Music, Art & More, by attorney Steve Fishman (Nolo). Was the Work Produced by a U.S. Government Employee? Any work created by a U.S. government employee or officer is in the public domain provided that the work is created in that person's official capacity. This rule does not apply to works created by state and local government employees.

Did the Copyright Owner Donate it to the Public?

If, upon viewing a work, you see words such as "this work is dedicated to the public domain and may be reproduced without authorization," then it is free for you to use. That's because sometimes an author deliberately chooses not to protect a work and dedicates the work to the public. This type of dedication is rare, and unless there is express authorization placing the work in the public domain, do not assume that the work is free to use.

If You Want to Use Material on the Internet

Each day, people post vast quantities of creative material on the Internet -- material that is available for downloading by anyone who has the right computer equipment. Because the information is stored somewhere on an Internet server, it is fixed in a tangible medium and potentially qualifies for copyright protection. Whether particular material does, in fact, qualify depends on other factors that you would have no way of knowing about, such as when the work was first published (which affects the need for a copyright notice), whether the copyright in the work has been renewed (for works published before 1978), whether the work is a work made for hire (which affects the length of the copyright), and whether the copyright owner intends to dedicate the work to the public domain.

If you want to download the material for use in your own work, you should be cautious. It's best to track down the author of the material and ask for permission. The only exception to this advice is for situations where you want to use only a very small portion of text for educational or non-profit purposes. "

So, what does all this stuff mean? Unless your name is on it, that is considered stealing. Now what you can do is say hey can I borrow your post? This is great information, can I use it?

Or what would be better would be this...hey I love your article...can I add this quote "blah blah" here is where I have written it.

Just basically tell the person you want to use their information...other than that you're stealing from them!

I also want to add to this blog that I have written. In edition to what I have said someone else has offered some more legal insight to what I have written. And I will quote as I have been given permission to add this information on my blog.

This guy named Pete from Home-Made-Online-Income has to say this:

"Now, the question is, what do you do if you have been copied. Not if a blog post as been copied or a forum post, although this is as much stealing than anything else, i mean what if somebody comes along and copies the content of your website and makes it is own...
Here are a few steps you can take...

Document your ownership
- copyright your website, on every page if possible.
- Burn your website on Cd every 3 to 6 months and put the date on it.
- Copyright your website with http://www.copyright.gov It's not very expensive and will give you the best tool in case somebody steals all of your content.

Warn The Offender
- email and "registered mail" the person who is doing this to you. Also send to the person's Internet Service Provider (ISP). You can get the information you need through a WHOIS search. Send them proof that you own you IP address and that the material they copied was on your site before there's. Give them a date that you want the material to be deleted before you take further legal actions. Web hosts are generally not liable for the theft itself, but they can be help responsible if they keep it up. So, they won't risk it for the sake of 1 website. If you have everything to prove that it's your site and your content, it's considered the fastest way to remove such stolen content if the offender does not comply.

Complain To The Search Engines
- As you probably all know, SE's don't like duplicate content and again, if you can prove the content is yours, this will shut them down.

Google [h]as this to say:
'Don't fret too much about sites that scrape (misappropriate and republish) your content. Though annoying, it's highly unlikely that such sites can negatively impact your site's presence in Google. If you do spot a case that's particularly frustrating, you are welcome to file a DMCA request to claim ownership of the content and have us deal with the rogue site.'
Here is another good link: http://www.microsoft.com/info/cpyrtInfrg.htm
Copyscape is also a great source: http://www.copyscape.com/about.php#links"

On top of that this is what else he said:

"Why would anybody spend time on writing anything if somebody could just come along and copy it... Writing on the web can sometimes feel like you are putting everything out in public for anybody to use, but the fact of the matter is, ALL of the content you write AUTOMATICALLY has a copyright, whether you register it or not... or whether you indicate the copyright or not.

Now, the question is, what do you do if you have been copied. Not if a blog post as been copied or a forum post, although this is as much stealing than anything else, i mean what if somebody comes along and copies the content of your website and makes it is own..."

What I did was the LEGAL way to reference someone or use what they have written. No one else will be offended if you write it like this. However if you write it with out quoting them or use one of their ads it is considered stealing someones intellectual property.

If anyone has any insights or thoughts please send me a comment. If you would like to have some of your materials used in this blog let me know and I will add your information the LEGAL way.

Thanks for reading this!

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

The Dream Girls USA Pageant is coming to Alabama!

The Dream Girls USA Pageant is coming to Alabama!
To qualify for our State Pageant you must hold a Hometown Queen Title.

Submit a Hometown Queen Application along with a photo of yourself and your $75.00 registration fee. For information on how to do that follow this link: http://www.alabamadreamgirlsusapageant.com/hometownqueeninformation.php. Make sure that you put my name Leslie Speakman in the referal line.

*Age Divisions*
Baby Miss: Up to 24 Months
Tiny Miss: 2-3 Years
Little Miss: 4-6 Years
Junior Miss: 7-9 Years
Pre-Teen Miss: 10-12 Years
Teen Miss: 13-15 Years
Miss: 16-19 years
Ms. 20 years and up
*State Pageant Information*
The Dream Girls USA Alabama State Pageant offers every girl the chance to excel in her own area of interest. Each will bring to the stage her own special beauty, abilities, and unique personality.
We offer many events to participate in...
Spokesmodel (self introduction)
Photogenic (head shot)
Runway Model (off the rack, dressy outfit)
Portfolio (body shot)
Essay (Why I am proud to be an American)
Talent (not required)
Community Service
The parents and families of our participants appreciate the value of the Dream Girls USA Pageant Program and understand that;
You must be a registered Hometown Queen to compete at the Alabama State Pageant.
The State Pageant is a Preliminary to the National Pageant.
ALL ALABAMA STATE QUEENS WIN THEIR $595.00 FEE PAID to the National Pageant.
ALL ALABAMA STATE QUEENS MUST ADVANCE TO THE 2008 Grand National Event in St. Louis, Missouri, Memorial Day Weekend. Follow this link to get started:
http://www.alabamadreamgirlsusapageant.com/hometownqueeninformation.php to get started TODAY! Make sure that you put my name Leslie Speakman in the referal line.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Keys To Success

This is from my upline in my Mia Bella business...she's very successful in this business!

She offers great advice in this article:

What does it take to make a business successful? What does it take
to make YOUR business successful?

Make no mistake: starting, growing and building a successful
business is possibly one of the hardest things you will ever take on.

But, make no mistake about this either: it is probably the most
exciting, challenging, personally satisfying and best decision you
can ever make. At least in your professional life. Setting your own
schedule, being your own boss, calling your own shots...there is
nothing like it.

These ten keys are the keys to your success. Follow these and you
will create the lifestyle and business of your dreams.

Belief - To have belief in your products or services and your
industry is essential. But most of all, it is your belief in
yourself that makes all the difference. You will achieve only what
you believe in.

Commitment - A commitment is your pledge to do whatever it takes to
get the job done - no matter what. When you are committed, you
persist. You don't quit.

Contribution - Always give more than you take. It will build your
business strong with integrity and good will, which in turn rewards
you with good profits.

Goals - Your goals are your objectives. They provide a direction for
your efforts and a way to measure your progress. You must have
clearly defined, written goals. It is imperative to your success.

Knowledge - Knowledge is power, or so it's said. But really,
knowledge in action is power. Continually gather knowledge in your
endeavor and put that knowledge to good use.

Partnership - You may be in business for yourself, but rarely by
yourself. Build strong relationships with those you partner with in
your business. Never burn a bridge and always cultivate win-win

Personal Growth - Most successful business people will tell you that
personal growth and development was essential to their success in
their business endeavors. Personal growth is a lifelong learning
process. Practice it every single day. No matter how much you think
you know, there's always more.

Take Action - Plan your work, work your plan. You must have a
business plan that incorporates SDA's - Single Daily Actions. You
must put first things first, prioritize and follow through.

Treat It Like A Business - There is no substitute for treating your
new endeavor like a business. Regardless of how much it cost you in
time or money to get started, you must treat it like a million dollar
business each and every day. Even if it's a part time business,
treat it with respect.

Vision - Vision is a mental picture of all the achievements you
aspire to and have yet to bring into being. It's the source of all
of your beliefs, expectations, motivations and actions. It's the key
to your future. Design the movie (vision) of your life and watch it

EXPECT Success!

Jackie Ulmer

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Stop all this Craziness. It’s Easy…

If you’ve been feeling like you’re drowning in all the tasks you have to do for your online business – you are definitely not alone. It’s tough playing all the various roles needed to make a successful business. In fact, it really is downright impossible.

You may have heard people tell you that the solution to your woes is outsourcing – i.e. hiring various contractors to help you with different tasks. But if you aren’t sure where to start, are worried it will be too expensive or just aren’t sure where to find the right people, Alice Seba has put together some great training for you….and it’s not going to cost you a thing.

If you aren’t familiar with Alice, she’s a mom with a busy life and a busy business, but she handles it all by leveraging the resources and skills of others. Not only does it free up her time, but she also earns MORE by not doing all the work herself.

Find out how she does it and how you can get started, by checking out this training interview,
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Again, there’s no charge or email sign up required. Just head on over and stop working so darned hard!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

How to Deal with a Disinterested Spouse

Marriage is a tough job. Learning to live with another person, even one that you love takes time to get used to. If your marriage has hit a dry spell lately, don’t get frustrated and upset. Here are a few ways to get to the bottom of the issue of a disinterested spouse.

You come home after a long day at work or maybe you are a stay-at-home mother. When your spouse comes home, you give him a big kiss and ask about his day. He mumbles a quick response and heads off to the computer room, where he stays for the next hour or so. Or, maybe he comes home and announces that he and the guys are going to a ballgame and he won’t be staying for dinner.

If you have experienced something similar, you may be scratching your head trying to figure out what is going on. The first thing I want to say is not to jump to conclusions. Everyone needs their space now and then.

Communicate with your spouse. If you have a problem with their behavior, let them know. Chances are your spouse is not aware that there is a problem going on. Sit down with him and tell him how you feel about his apparent disinterest.

Men are not the type of people to open up readily about their problems. Women, on the other hand, like to talk about an issue until we’ve picked the bones clean. When he is out with his friends, he can casually mention a situation that he is having. The guys may comment briefly but then it’s over and done with.

Couples naturally grow apart when they have a family. Once the children come along, there is less time for intimacy and more time for arguing about the kids. A lot of energy goes into raising kids and keeping a home. Most of us just look for any chance to unwind.

You might not like what your spouse has to say, but listen anyway. This is the only way to find a solution. Suggest a date night with your spouse. Get to know the other person all over again. Send the kids to a friend or relative’s house for the entire evening. Rekindle the intimacy that has been missing for so long.

Let your spouse know that you are there to listen if they have a problem they want to discuss and you won’t offer advice if they don’t want or need it. Somewhere along the way things have gotten off track, but they can be fixed if you both want it. Communicating with each other is the only way to get both of your needs met.

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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Post 7

Mary Kay offers several types of foundation in a wide range of shades so you
can get the flawless look you want.

• Of course, foundation is the final step in any good skin care routine. It helps
protect your skin from the environment as it evens skin tone and covers
flaws for a healthy, glowing look.”

• Apply the foundation with your fingertips. You’re all using the Medium-
Coverage Foundation today. However, Mary Kay also offers Full-Coverage
Foundation, Creme-To-Powder Foundation and Dual-Coverage Powder
Foundation. You can use Dual-Coverage Powder Foundation either as a light
foundation or as a powder to set your look.

Here is foundation for oily skin:

Here is foundation for dry skin:

Here is foundation for both skin types. Glides on like a cream to hide imperfections, then dries to a powdery matte finish.

Here is foundation for both skin types. Gives sheer, natural coverage with an oil-free, lightweight formula.

This is tinted moistureizer. It works like a foundation and it gives you three fabulous benefits in one – sheer color, oil-free moisturization and UVA/UVB protection.

Post 6

Now I'm going to talk about the TimeWise®Age-Fighting Moisturizer. And like many Mary Kay® products, it comes in two formulas to meet the needs of your skin type. There’s also a moisturizer with SPF 15.”

• Now we all know that moisturizing the skin is important. But did you know that a lack of firmness is caused, in part, by the loss of moisture and the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers, which are the building blocks of the skin’s structure?

• You can help prevent this moisture loss with TimeWise® Age-Fighting Moisturizer. This moisturizer gives you the combined action of 10 hours of hydration and our patented complex that accelerates your skin’s own natural renewal process for firmer, smoother, younger-looking skin. It’s also formulated with an exclusive dream humectant blend, plus powerful antioxidants that guard against free radicals to help
your skin look and feel smooth and radiant.

Miracle set results
83% had a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
25% improvement in skin elasticity.
100% had softer, more supple skin.
46% improvement in more even skin tone.
With continued use of the Miracle Set, you can experience
results like these as seen by a dermatologist on panelists
in a 12-week clinical study.
Up to
TimeWise® age-fighting moisturizer

Here is the link for the moisturizers:

This one is for dry skin-

This one is for oily skin-

Here is for spf protection (very important) -


Next we will talk about the importance of your foundation!

***Note: This is for educational purposes for one my future customers and for two my current customers. This is not a form of advertisement. This is for my online friends and people that have questions about their skin and how to take care of it***

Post 5

Now let’s talk about wrinkles. I’m going to guess that none of us wants them.
Am I right?

Well, Mary Kay scientists have discovered the key to help diminish
the signs of aging with the TimeWise® Day and Night Solution duo. It delivers
our exclusive PronewalTM treatment for crucial protection during the day and
boosted renewal at night for healthier, younger-looking skin.

The second part of this duo is TimeWise® Night Solution. It optimizes the
skin’s renewal process to restore elasticity and firmness, which helps lines and
wrinkles fade away.

This remarkable solution counteracts daytime damage with botanical
and peptides. And these Nutribeads® micro capsules you see burst as you
dispense them to deliver fresh, highly effective antioxidants that are essential
for the renewal process.

Here is the day solution:


Here is the night solution:


Next we'll talk about why we need moisturization. Weather you have oily skin or dry skin you still need moisture!

***Note: This is for educational purposes for one my future customers and for two my current customers. This is not a form of advertisement. This is for my online friends and people that have questions about their skin and how to take care of it***

Post 4

Okay today I'm going to talk to you about cleaning your face day and night!

The great news about skin is that it is constantly regenerating itself. Today, we’ll be talking about the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis slows the rate of moisture loss from the lower layer. It also contains pigment-producing cells that give skin its color and can contribute to an uneven skin tone. In a continual four-week cycle, living cells move from the bottom of the epidermis to the surface of the skin.

The dermis is the inner layer of skin. It’s composed of collagen and elastin
fibers that support the vital components of the skin. When this layer is
hydrated, the skin looks younger and more supple.

It only takes three minutes in the morning and evening to take care of your skin. You’ll see results in three days, three weeks and three months that you will love.”

So what are the benefits the Miracle Set delivers? Let’s start with the five
essential steps to ageless skin.
1. The Miracle Set cleanses to remove makeup and impurities.
2. It exfoliates to remove dead surface cells that dull the skin.
3. It freshens to tone the skin and refine pores.
4. It moisturizes to hydrate for soft, smooth skin.
5. And it protects the skin from sun and environmental damage.”

And that’s only the beginning. The Miracle Set delivers seven additional
functions and benefits to smooth, help reduce lines and wrinkles, firm,
soften, energize, rebuild and deliver a flawless finish. And, just think, you get
all these benefits in one set of products.

†As seen by dermatologists on panelists in a 12-week clinical study
83% had a reduction in fine lines
and wrinkles.†
25% improvement in skin elasticity.†
100% had softer, more supple skin.†
46% improvement in more even
skin tone.†

Now, let’s take a look at the Miracle Set in action. As layers of dead skin cells,
dirt and pollutants build up on your face daily, your skin’s radiance factor
drops way down! That’s why you’ll want to use TimeWise® 3-In-1 Cleanser
to cleanse, exfoliate and freshen. This removes the rough stuff that can
make your skin look dull and less healthy. And 3-In-1 Cleanser comes in
two formulas, one for normal to dry and one for combination to oily skin. It’s
also available in a cleansing bar.

You get the benefits of microbeads that gently exfoliate and botanical that tone. Plus, your skin gets the benefits of the exclusive TimeWise® patented complex. It speeds up the natural renewal process of the skin for smoother, more radiant, younger looking skin.

Here is where you go to see the 3 and 1 cleanser.
This one is for dry skin:


This one is for oily skin:


This is the soap bar:


Next we'll be looking at wrinkles!!

***Note: This is for educational purposes for one my future customers and for two my current customers. This is not a form of advertisement. This is for my online friends and people that have questions about their skin and how to take care of it***

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Post 3


I have been behind on my posting...So, I'm going to be making up for lost time!!

As I stated earlier I am going to suggest to you what you can do to cover and hide your rosesea.

First of all what you want to do is consult your doctor to make sure it's okay to use our products.

Our product guide suggested that we do this:

For information about these and other unique situations or to learn more about Mary Kay® products, you may contact the Mary Kay Consultant and Medical Relations Department at Mary Kay headquarters, (972) 687-5577, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time or send written inquiries to CMR, Mary Kay Inc., P.O. Box 799045, Dallas, TX 75379- 9045. Detailed information about the Mary Kay® product line will be sent directly to her physician upon request.

When using our products it would be advisable to use the gentle cleansing. Why do you ask? This is simply because you don't want any flair ups on your skin! If you use certain types of cleansers it will mess your skin up...another words it will be too abrasive for your skin and it will cause further irritation! Of course that's something you don't wanna do!

Here is the link to what cleansers you should use:


Make sure you click on the section for dry skin!

Next will be your makeup...it is suggested that you use the yellow consealer to cover the rosesea.

Here is the link for the consealer:


Then use the appropriate foundation for your natural shade. Here is the link for the different shades of foundation:


That should cover your rosesea!!

Our next topic we will discuss the importance of cleansing your face everyday!

***Note: This is for educational purposes for one my future customers and for two my current customers. This is not a form of advertisement. This is for my online friends and people that have questions about their skin and how to take care of it***