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The On Ramp

The Blue Mountain Internet Customer Newsletter

 Issue # 57 July 2008 
  • Greetings from the Editor
  •  by Carol Hall
  • BMI Rolls Skype 
  • by Ruben Bybee
  • Freedom From Wires
  •  by Erich Neufeld
  • Picturefind 
  • by BMI Staff
  • FAQ
  •  by Matt Stephens
  • Food for the 4th 
  • by Gena Bybee
  • The Bill of Rights
  •  by Scott Larson
  • Wordfind 
  • by Carol Hall
  • Washington DC
  •  by Mike Rochelle
  • Movie Review 
  • by KJ
  • Kitchen Freedom
  •  by Michelle Mook
  • Freedom From Paper 
  • by Michelle Mook
  • KIDS!
  •  by Rochelle Helms
  • Crossword 
  • by Ruben Bybee
  • Working From Home
  •  by Victor Luna
  • Kudos 
  • by Matt Stephens
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    Greetings from the Editor
    by Carol Hall

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    Greetings to all of you! I hope all of you have a safe and happy 4th of July holiday weekend with you family and friends!  Here is a site that gives you some interesting Independence Day Facts.

    I hope you enjoy this edition of The On Ramp, and as always, I welcome your comments and additions to the newsletter!

    Freedom From Wires
    by Erich Neufeld

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    WIRELESS.  We hear that term a lot in today's world!  Wireless can refer to many things, from your mouse to your internet signal, and lots of things in-between. If you are reading this, then you ARE a computer user, and you KNOW about tangled wires!

    There are several ways to go wireless:

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    by Matt Stephens

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    strong>Hello everyone in BMI land. How are you all doing? We are doing well here despite the fact that as of this writing we have only had a handful of days that have resembled summer. Our spring started late and seems to have traveled backwards into February. Cold and raining has been our forecast for far too long. I'm excited that i... - CONTINUED

    The Bill of Rights
    by Scott Larson

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     Many American school children are barely able to name more than one or two amendments from our constitutional Bill of Rights. It is a sad fact that our schools don't put much emphasis on learning our constitutional freedoms and liberties. Therefore, it would be my pleasure to post the original 10 amendments of our con... - CONTINUED

    Washington DC
    by Mike Rochelle

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    With this being the month we celebrate our Independence, and the theme of the newsletter being "Freedom", it seemed only fitting that I should highlight Washington DC!  Below are some links that will give you much information regarding our capital: 


    Kitchen Freedom
    by Michelle Mook

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    You may be too hot to cook, but you still need to eat - and you may have a whole family that depends on you for food, so your decisions are important. While it's tempting to simply go out to eat every night, no one really needs the extra calories, fat, or sodium. A little planning and some clever use of time can ge... - CONTINUED

    by Rochelle Helms

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    Good month of July to our BMI family! With the celebration of Independence Day this month our theme just fits.

    I wanted to start the article with an idea about volunteering. I know we are all busy in our daily lives but when I give back, I just feel good. My kids like how it feels to make a difference in the world,... - CONTINUED

    Working From Home
    by Victor Luna

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    For years the solution to families financial pressures has been for both parents to work outside the home.  We are discovering, however, that a second income isn't covering skyrocketing mortgage rates, gas prices and medical bills, or even daily living expenses.

    With a broadband connection (DSL, WIireless, etc) at... - CONTINUED

    BMI Rolls Skype
    by Ruben Bybee

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    BMI has recently entered into a reseller relationship to offer Skype phone service. Skype (which is owned by Ebay) is a phone service that uses the Internet similar to Vonage except it is designed for people that already have a phone line, whether it is just a cell phone or another house phone.

    The Skype service is... - CONTINUED

    by BMI Staff

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    Congratulations to James and Dorothy B. of La Grande, OR for winning the drawing for the June 2008 Picturefind! They received a $25.00 credit on their BMI account!
    Go to the July 2008 Picturefind.

    Food for the 4th
    by Gena Bybee

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    Grilled Avocado, Tomato, Red Onion Salad

    10 tomatoes, quartered
    4 avocados, peeled, halved, and pitted
    Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
    1 red onion, sliced
    1/2 lemon
    1 cup pesto sauce
    1/2 cup pine nuts

    Preheat a grill over medium heat. Cover a large tra... - CONTINUED

    by Carol Hall

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    Congratulations Gary C. of Joseph, OR for winning the drawing for the June 2008 Wordfind! He received a $25.00 credit on his BMI account! Please visit our July 2008 Wordfind puzzle.

    Movie Review
    by KJ

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    GET SMART:  Bungling secret agent Maxwell Smart, also known as Agent 86 for CONTROL, is on a mission to battle the forces of their evil crime nemesis known as KAOS with his more-competent partner Agent 99, (whose real name is never revealed) at ... - CONTINUED

    Freedom From Paper
    by Michelle Mook

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    We've all heard of the paperless office - a marketing tactic that promised freedom from file cabinets forever. While it's never come true, the idea still intrigues us. True paperlessness is probably impossible, but there are ways to reduce household clutter by using our home computers. I think many of us s... - CONTINUED

    by Ruben Bybee

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    Congratulations to Gail B. of Otis, OR for winning the drawing for the June 2008 Crossword! She received a $25.00 credit on her BMI account! Click here to goto the July 2008 July 4th Crossword.

    by Matt Stephens

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    "Just a short note to express my thanks to Rochelle. I am a new customer to BMI and the contacts I have had contacts with KJ who answered all questions and expressed sincere interest in my situation Erich and Michelle who took the time to help me and Rochelle who fixed everything this morning in less than 5 minutes...MY SINCERE THANKS! It i... - CONTINUED

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