Saturday, August 15, 2015

Some deal: Iran will soon be able to kill 90 percent of our population

This was written by a former communications director for Al Gore not exactly a right wing type, so imagine the magnitude the threat truly is....
Just four days after U.S.-led global powers and Iran completed their nuclear deal, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, reaffirmed the "Death to...

Just don't mess up their phone service.

I cannot understand at all........I used to think they were BLIND, now I think they are compliant.....because they don't care.

Anything Easy is Virtual Endorsement

If you want to cut hair, they make it hard.  If you want to be a dentist, it's not easy (you may not know but at the turn of the last century anyone could work on teeth, no training at all).

In Philadelphia as a blogger I need to be licensed.
In Minnesota (a commie state) if you sell Christmas trees or Pumpkins you need a license
In Texas to be an interior designer you need a license

There are many more and you may know of them. What is funny is people understand this. However, what you make easy to do becomes an endorsement and creates MORE.

Let's go back in the way back machine to 1960, the year I entered 7th grade.  What was different then easy and HARD.

What was easy was, we all prayed before school started. The ten commandments were posted in every classroom.  The day started with everyone reciting he pledge of allegiance.  Guns were as tool for firearm training.  Shop was a class, not a place to take your cars.

Then what became easy?
  • Drug use, where then you hadda know somebody to buy weed, now it's a revenue stream in many and a growing number of states. 
  • Divorce.  In 1960 getting a divorce wasn't easy, this was before no fault divorce.  Not that marriage were any better, but getting out was HARD.  So people worked at it.  Some made it. Some did not but they were few.
  • Pregnant and unmarried.  There were some, but many early presidencies resulted in shotgun marriages that made it.  Funny how that works.  Now people get PG and have kids and it's OK. 
  • Birth Control..the net result was girls that were on the pill were getting some, those not were.. danger.  UNTIL
  • Roe V Wade.  Anyone anywhere for a few bucks could dispose of the unwanted consequences of conception.  After sex birth control. Now we even have a pill for that.
  • Getting rid of those troublesome old people.  At one time folks took care of old folks.. but now.. we warehouse them and ask the government to pay for it.
  • Welfare, AFDC, Section 8, Snap Card and a hundred other programs have created a virtual matrix of ability to live off others.  The most egregious is the Obama-phone which is on every street corner in the neighborhood.. but not in St Charles.
  • Open Homo-sex.. used to be a shame, something that while there was hidden, but now is trumpeted from the rooftops and worse.. now they demand rights that trample others.. and government has made it easy.

Whatever you make accessible becomes mission creep, grows, and devour es the status quo.

Even civil rights struggles which I supported in the 60s has become a racist industry feeding off falsehood.. like white privateer and other racist misunderstandings.

So before you sign up for the next bandwagon.. think.  What are you endorsing when you do this?

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Self Employed

I spend a lot of time among people who SHOULD be in business for themselves but aren't. You may be one of them.

IF you want to be an entrepreneur, if you want be in business for yourself here are a few things to know. Not everyone is cut out for it. Not everyone can do it. And even if they try, not everyone succeeds. SO... here are a few tips:

Ya Gotta Wanna... IF you like having a steady paycheck, if you need security, if you enjoy being told what to do today, then you may not be cut out for this. Your desire for being in it on your own must exceed all else.

Excitement Factor... What you decide to do has to excite you, drive you, make you get up and work even if you don't have to. IF you aren't passionate and excited, you won't make it.
Work Ethic... if you don't love to work the work you love, if you are more an 8-5 person... you won't make it. When you are in business for yourself you will be up at 5 in the morning and sometimes 11PM grinding away on a project.

Does it Fit? You have to do what fits you, don't go into a business because it might make money. YOU are the business. Be yourself first and the business (and money) will follow. IF you do that, you will never work a day in your life.

SHINE: Never apologise for being YOU. You are made this way. Use your strengths to overcome your weaknesses. Sparkle. Stay Positive. Learn to get past discouraging situations. Don't dwell on them.

When You Hire: The two most important qualities are not what you think, you want competence, you want ability.. that's a given. But look for people that are KIND. Not always nice, but Kind. Learn the difference. There is one. AND people that are Positive. Not starry eyed, but able to work thru discouragement. You can't afford to let someone bring you down and you sure don't want to pay people to depress you.

Learn to Trust: When you do hire someone or even an outside service, your success with them will only go as far as you trust them. Trust is the limiting factor in building a team. If you have someone you can't trust, then get rid of them. You can't afford untrustworthy people. Your ability to multiply yourself an delegate is directly related to your trust factors.

I love being in it on my own. I work harder for me than I would for anyone else. I wish everyone could. Most cannot. It's a crime. We need more entrepreneurs. Too many people just work for a paycheck. We need more wage payers and fewer wage takers.

This is the kinda preachin that makes me smile


I read of the lottery winner (88 million net winnings) who bailed her boyfriend out of jail for 6 million dollars. It broke my heart. She will be flat broke in ten years, living in a trailer park. She has a demon called poverty.…/lottery-winner-marie-holmes-s…/

There was a study long ago that a very wealthy man gave 100 people $100,000 each. He told them to use the money as they saw fit. That is Ten Million Dollars. This was in the 1920s. A hundred grand was about like 2 million today. He gave to people of all economic and social strata. Rich, middle class and poor. So they all had a start. All were in their 40s. Experience was not the issue. In 5 years doing a longitudinal study, he came to all these folks and discovered this truth: The rich got richer, in some cases MUCH richer. Some of the Middle Class did some better, but the poor were just as poor as they started out at the end of 5 years. He asked the rich to help offset his "loss" for the study and he got all his money back. The money given to the poor and the middle class he made no request. 

MONEY is NOT a solution to poverty. A change in attitude and complete deliverance from the Spirit of Poverty is the only answer. IF you think you are different, consider this, why? IF I were able to give you a million dollars. you would end up exactly where you are right now.. at least according to the study. I agree with the article below.. it tells the truth. IF some of these attitudes offend you, you just may have a demon called poverty locked up somewhere.

I agree in particular with these:

Average people have a lottery mentality. Rich people have an action mentality.

Average people think the road to riches is paved with formal education. Rich people believe in acquiring specific knowledge.

Average people long for the good old days. Rich people dream of the future.

Average people see money through the eyes of emotion. Rich people think about money logically.

Average people earn money doing things they don’t love. Rich people follow their passion.

Average people set low expectations so they’re never disappointed. Rich people are up for the challenge.

Average people believe you have to DO something to get rich. Rich people believe you have to BE something to get rich.

Average people believe you need money to make money. Rich people use other people’s money.

Average people believe the markets are driven by logic and strategy. Rich people know they’re driven by emotion and greed.

Average people live beyond their means. Rich people live below theirs.

Average people teach their children how to survive. Rich people teach their kids to get rich.

Average people let money stress them out. Rich people find peace of mind in wealth.

Average people would rather be entertained than educated. Rich people would rather be educated than entertained.

Average people think rich people are snobs. Rich people just want to surround themselves with like-minded people.

Average people focus on saving. Rich people focus on earning.

Average people play it safe with money. Rich people know when to take risks.

Average people love to be comfortable. Rich people find comfort in uncertainty.

Average people believe they must choose between a great family and being rich. Rich people know you can have it all.


World's richest woman Gina Rinehart is enduring a media firestorm over an article in which she takes the "jealous" middle class to task for "drinking, or smoking and...


Dr. Shakil Afridi, a Pakistani physician who helped the U.S. locate Osama bin Laden, has been in jail in Pakistan since he was arrested days after the raid on bin Laden's compound in 2011. In 2013, he was granted a retrial, with a new charge that appears politically motivated: charged with murder in regard to the death, eight years earlier, of a patient he had treated. Afridi has gone on a hunger strike protest his unspeakable prison conditions -- including torture. His former lawyer, Samiullah Khan Afridi, was murdered by the Taliban in March 2015. The Obama Administration appears to have abandoned him.

Monday, August 10, 2015

such a deal

We get what we tolerate

Fed-up cops post pictures of vagrants online

NYPD cops fed up with vagrants making life miserable in the city are taking matters into their own hands — by snapping photos of quality-of-life scofflaws and posting them online.
The Sergeants Benevolent Association is spearheading the effort, emailing a letter to members Monday urging them and their families and friends to take pictures to document the decline of the city.
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A homeless man pictured walking the New York City streets.Photo: Sergeant Benevolent Association Flickr
“As you travel about the city of New York, please utilize your smartphones to photograph the homeless lying in our streets, aggressive panhandlers, people urinating in public or engaging in open-air drug activity, and quality-of-life offenses of every type,” says the letter from SBA President Ed Mullins, a major critic of Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Might be worth reading and considering

Warren Buffett’s favorite indicator shows it’s time to unload stocks, buy bonds

Published: Aug 10, 2015 9:11 a.m. ET
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Critical intelligence before the U.S. market opens

Lucky number seven?
Lucky number seven? We’ll see. That’s how many sessions in a row the Dow industrials have closed in the red. We haven’t witnessed a dry streak like this since 2011, when the blue chips slumped for eight straight, a rout that saw a 6.7% plunge overall. The current stretch is nowhere near as severe as that one, but it’s still stoking fears that the market’s relentless bull market is done.

An Assortment of Idiots

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Jon Stewart, Patron Saint of Liberal Smugness

Credit Comedy Central

IT shows how gifted Jon Stewart is that his best moment happened on someone else’s show. He appeared in 2004 on “Crossfire,” a CNN yelling program, and asked the hosts to take seriously their responsibility to public understanding by having useful conversations instead of shouting matches.
It was Mr. Stewart’s finest hour. He made an earnest pitch for civility in a place where there really was none. Which makes it too bad that in his 16 years of hosting “The Daily Show,” he never lived up to his own responsibility. His prodigious talents — he was smart and funny, and even more of both when he was mad — perfectly positioned him to purge a particular smugness from our discourse. Instead, he embodied it. I loved watching him, and hated it too.
Many liberals, but not conservatives, believe there is an important asymmetry in American politics. These liberals believe that people on opposite sides of the ideological spectrum are fundamentally different. Specifically, they believe that liberals are much more open to change than conservatives, more tolerant of differences, more motivated by the public good and, maybe most of all, smarter and better informed.