Saturday, March 19, 2016

I have lived this and it's true

If you are flat broke with no way out or no way up, if all you have is change in your pockets you are uniquely positioned for a powerful success in life.. IF you want to. I speak from experience in this area, been broke twice and wealthy three times. Daymond John is preaching to at least this Choir Boy.. How about you? Do you have it in you to get up.. You have the power if you are flat broke. Here are some truths from Daymond:
1. You have to come up with something when you have no money and this forces an authentic creativity. There are things you learn from hustling and grinding you cant learn from a book, there is long term power in this knowledge.
2. Learn the core concepts of business and sales as they never change but be willing to try new approaches and use the core knowledge as your base of knowledge.
3. Understand power and where it comes from meaning how do you get attention and then use it for your product or service. Those who have the attention have the most power.
4. Being hungry keeps you focused, it’s easy to lose focus on what is important and chase other ideas or get pulled away from the core concept or idea. Some people or businesses try to do too much too soon and lose sight of what they started out as.
5. There is invaluable valuable knowledge to be learned in the struggle. The struggle of being broke helps shape ideas for the future and for the good of the product or the service being offered. Easy money may be easy to squander.
6. Understand the power of proof for the buyer. Social proof is huge and understanding what people want is important. Sometimes you have to come up with a more original idea to make it happen.
7. Sometimes you have to do the things you don’t want to do but need to do in order to find the success in the middle of the chaos.
8. Most people will never take the steps necessary out of fear of what others may think.
9. Most people fear adversity when it is exactly what they need to find the hunger or the reason why to move on.
10. Think about the assets you already have and how they can be used for the product or service.
11. Be willing to trade and help others out, they may need to be there for you at some other time. This means make sure to build a network of people for a future infrastructure.
12. Learn the power of making a deal and living up to it.

Ann Coulter Quote on our Superior Culture

As I point out, we are less of a nation of immigrants than many, many other nations. Eighty-five percent of the United States Presidents were 100% British or Dutch, descended from people who were not immigrants but settlers, they created this country. They were not immigrating to a country that existed already. Eighty-five percent British and/or Dutch and 100% at least partially British. There are very few other countries that haven’t had a leader that is from a completely different ethnicity, and I’m not even talking about the Chinese or Guatemalan or Mapuche Indians. We haven’t had any Presidents who were Danes or Fins or Italians. It’s a monochromatic WASP country that other ethnicities have come to and for the first 400 years of its existence, (as a colony and then as a country) the “wildly diverse” immigrants were other white western Europeans. That was the extent of the diversity.

Since 1970, we haven’t been able to take any white immigrants, basically. We can’t take white English-speaking immigrants; we’re being inundated not only with people from cultures different from ours, but particularly cultures that are not as advanced as ours. Thus the drunk driving, the child rape, the Jihad, and I mean—you haven’t asked, but this isn’t a genetic thing, it’s a cultural thing. We have a superior culture and we’re throwing it away importing people from cultures that have never experienced it before. It doesn’t get them to adopt our culture—especially when it’s a hate crime to ask them to adopt our culture! But even before that, as I point out with Albion’s Seed, David Hackett Fischer traces British roots to different parts of the country, [such as] the Scots-Irish in the South, whom we see on shows like Cops, and the literate, educated [East Anglians], up in Massachusetts. A people’s culture is hardwired. It doesn’t disappear in a few generations. It may not disappear after 10 generations. Maybe there is something genetic involved here, but that isn’t the point, there is definitely a cultural element.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Kriston Couchey WHO CAN PILOT? An apolitical allegory.

The stewardess walked back to cabin area and spoke to the passengers and said, "The captain will soon be ineligible and unable to pilot this plane, we need a pilot! You Ma'am on the left, are you a pilot?" "Well, no." she replied, "But, my husband was a pilot, and I worked for the current pilot on foreign affairs and flew a a lot!"

The stewardess replied, "Sorry Ma'am, we need a pilot for this plane. You sir on the right, are you a pilot? "Well, no I am not," The man responded, but I have held this plane and it's pilot hostage and almost sent in down in flames, Wielding that kind of power makes me eligible to fly the plane!" 

"Sorry sir, that's terrorism, not piloting. You sir on the far left, are you a pilot?" she asked. "Well no, but when I get the chance to take the controls I am going to make it so everyone can go to pilot school for free, and everyone has an opportunity to be a pilot."

"That's is a nice goal to have, but you are not a pilot, we need a pilot on this plane."

"You sir, in first class, are you a pilot?" The man responded, "No I am not a pilot, but I have given a lot of money to them and the crew, and they usually do what I want them to do. I can pilot this plane by the power of money and tell the plane and crew where to go and they will go there and I will make it fly great again!"

"Thanks, sir, but pushing your financial weight around won't make this plane fly, and just telling it what to do won't do make it stay in the air."

"Sir, you in the center aisle, are you a pilot?" The man replied, "Why yes I am a pilot right now. I can pilot this plane." She replied, "Well that is good sir, but it seems you do not have a license in any state but Ohio and no other state wants you to fly this plane there."
There is only one sure pilot for your life. Think about it.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Glenn Beck as Prophet

During his radio broadcast Thursday morning, Glenn Beck outlined eight predictions he made starting in 1999 — all of which, he says, have come to fruition.

The first, Beck says, was in 1999, when he was a radio host on WABC-AM, and he predicted that the now-deceased al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden would attack the United States.

“In 1999, I said, ‘Are you ready to fight terror? It’s a completely different world. Osama bin Laden — there will be blood, bodies and buildings in the streets,’” Beck said.

9-11 2001 happened a couple years later

From there, the conservative firebrand continued to build his list of past predictions.
Glenn Beck discusses past predictions on The Glenn Beck Radio Program Thursday, March 17. (Image: TheBlaze TV)

Beck said he saw the “downfall of the GOP” coming in 2003 or 2004, when he started to feel “something isn’t right.” “If anybody is a long-term listener,” Beck said, “they remember that I would talk on the air and say to everybody in Washington, ‘Do you realize what’s happening? Do you realize that you’re disenfranchising people?’”

During the re-election of President George W. Bush in 2004, Beck said he was predicting the bursting of the housing bubble and the banking crisis, which came in 2008. The radio show host said he told listeners, “Don’t take out these loans.”

Beck’s radio show co-host Stu Burguiere chimed in, saying Beck was focusing a lot on radical Islam at that time, too. “Yeah, that was the rise of Iran,” Beck agreed.  “I was the only one — remember how everybody said that we were crazy when I said, ‘Wait. We’ve got to start talking about the Mahdi. We have to start talking about the Twelfth Imam,’” Beck said.

In 2008, Beck said he predicted what he described as “the hatreds of the ’30s,” the rise of Nazism and anti-semitism, specifically in Europe. Anti-semitism has been a growing problem in Europe since the start of the Syrian refugee crisis last year.  British Justice Minister Michael Gove said Thursday during a speech at an inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism Conference in Berlin, Germany, that “modern anti-semitism finds a home in far too many hearts.”  “Europe is on the verge of complete collapse,” Beck said.

Beck went on to say he also predicted the rise of socialism in the United States and the “unmasking of the Marxists.” Radio show host Pat Gray pointed to Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), a self-avowed democratic socialist, as proof of that prediction.  “In 2008, I said, ‘They’re going to start admitting that they’re Marxists and socialists,’” Beck remarked.

Beck then said he predicted the rise of the “Bubba Effect” — a common theme for the radio personality — in 2008. The “Bubba Effect” is when people begin to feel they have been pushed too far by an overbearing government and begin to respond in violence.  Beck credits the “Bubba Effect” for the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland, along with last week’s violent protests in Chicago ahead of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s canceled rally.

Lastly, Beck said he predicted in 2010 the rise of the Islamic caliphate in the Middle East, which today is the Islamic State. “They mocked and mocked and mocked on that,” Gray said.

I Have Signed No Oath of Loyalty to Donald Trump or the GOP By Erick Erickson | March 17, 2016, 05:40am

Over the past twenty-four hours a sizable contingent of Trump supporters have emailed me to say I am obstructing “the will of the people.” What will is that exactly? Is that the will of more than half of Republicans who have not voted for Donald Trump in any state? Is that the will of the majority of Americans who have said they would oppose Donald Trump in a general election?

I have signed no oath of loyalty to Donald Trump or the GOP. The fact is very simple — Trump needs my vote. I do not need Trump, nor will I give Donald Trump my vote.

I am a conservative. I believe in limited governments, free markets, and free people. Donald Trump does not.

His values do not line up with my values. It is not an issues issue. I fundamentally disagreed with Mitt Romney and John McCain on issues, but I did not think either man a moral cretin.

I find Donald Trump to be a man of low moral character and low integrity. Essentially, Donald Trump is gold plated sleaze and I have no use for him at all ever.

If that means Hillary Clinton becomes President of the United States, Donald Trump’s supporters can carry that burden. Everyone saw it coming except for them. If they wish to transform the Republican Party into something it is not nor ever has been, then I will part ways with the GOP.

Just because some might sell out conservatism for gold plated sleaze stroking their egos or ratings does not mean we all will. I’m a Christian first and a conservative before I’m a Republican. I’m not willing to be bought off by a man looking for legitimacy through the acquisition of power when his values are diametrically opposed to mine.

Principle still matters to me. Donald Trump does not.

Monday, March 14, 2016

History will not treat him kindly.. despite every hope

Survival Expert Breaks Down Everything You Need in Your ‘Bug-Out Bag’ to Survive an Emergency | Video |

It's interesting,  but kinda funny when you see the list of things and reasons why one needs one..

The economy is being federally seized.

Banks show signs they could simultaneously collapse again.

Brutal political violence could break out at any moment.

The Constitution is being blatantly abused.

Privacy is being annihilated by Government and technology.

Islamic terrorists could strike at home at any time (again).

Rhetoric is to the point where it is reasonable to fear a political candidate being assassinated.

An Israeli-Iranian war lurks.

A Shia-Sunni world war is halfway started.

Korea is a powder keg.

Cold War 2 is all but underway.

Tornados, solar flares, and zombies?

If you are prepping, admit the real reasons.


Survival Expert Breaks Down Everything You Need in Your ‘Bug-Out Bag’ to Survive an Emergency | Video |

A message for People who are concerned about how hard life is..

I didn't write this, I wish I had.

These folks did and it's really good:

BUT... it speaks to the whole outrage culture in the USA.  Black Lives Matter, Donald Trump protesters, Occupy Wall Street and all the outrage over how the "Man" presses people down, blaming bad policy like happened in Flint on the wrong people, blaming cops for being cops (even if some are corrupt and wrong), Marching agaist anything that people waste time on.

Well this captures it.. it's targeted toward Millenials, but it is accurately applied to all outraged people.

Number ONE is the most important:    

1. Your Feelings Are Largely Irrelevant

You think you have a cause but we don't hear you any more

They may not yet be the present, but they’re certainly the future. These young, uninitiated minds will someday soon become our politicians, doctors, scientists, chefs, television producers, fashion designers, manufacturers, and, one would hope, the new proponents of liberty. But are they ready for it?

Time after time, particularly on college campuses, millennials have proven to be little more than entitled, spoiled, anti-intellectual brats who place far too much emphasis on feelings and nowhere near enough emphasis on critical thinking. To the millennial, words are cause for the creation of safe spaces, alternative ideas must be stifled, and anything they perceive to be a microaggression is enough to send them spiraling into a state of mental distress.

It’s time millennials understood these 7 harsh realities of life so we don’t end up with a generation of gutless adult babies running the show.

1. Your Feelings Are Largely Irrelevant

Seriously, nobody who has already graduated college cares about your feelings. That means that when you complain to your boss because your co-worker mis-gendered you, he’s probably not going to bend over backwards to bandage your wounds. Given feelings are entirely subjective in nature, it’s completely unreasonable to demand everyone tip-toe around you to prevent yours from being hurt. The reality is that people will offend you and hurt your feelings, and they won’t stop to mop up your tears because they shouldn’t have to. Learning to accept criticism, alternative viewpoints, and even outright insults will make you happier in the long run than routinely playing the victim card.

2. You Cannot Be Whatever You Want To Be

This is a comforting lie parents have started telling their children to boost their morale in school. Unfortunately, millennials are now convinced it’s true, especially as society has now decided to push this narrative as well. The reality is if you’re 17 years old and still can’t figure out basic division, you’re not going to be a rocket scientist. If you’re overweight and unattractive, you’re not going to be the quarterback’s prom date. If you lack fine motor skills, you’re not going to be a heart surgeon. It’s okay to accept that you cannot be whatever you want to be. In fact, once you accept this, you’ll be able to focus on the things you can be — the things you really are talented at.

3. Gender Studies Is A Waste Of Money

You heard me. While some millennials taking useless degrees will claim they’re beneficial for teaching or research positions, the reality is that they just put themselves several thousands dollars in debt to learn how to be a professional victim. While you’re struggling to make ends meet after graduation because nobody who pays more than minimum wage is interested in your qualifications and you’re drowning in student loan debt, be sure to check out the next harsh reality before you start complaining.

4. If You Live In America, You’re Already In The 1%

That’s right. Even though you work at McDonald’s for minimum wage because you got a useless, outrageously expensive college degree, you’re still far better off than the vast majority of the planet. Don’t believe me? Fly to Uganda and check out the living conditions there. Fly to China, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, Iran, Russia, and even European countries like Ukraine and Greece, and you’ll quickly discover just how well-off you really are. While it may be cool these days to dump on capitalism, it’s the only reason you aren’t already worse off.

5. You Don’t Have A Right To It Just Because You Exist

That includes healthcare, guaranteed income, and somewhere to live. Just because you’re here and breathing doesn’t mean society owes you anything. Like the billions of people who lived before you, working hard is a better guarantor of wealth and the ability to comfortably take care of yourself than begging society or the government to do it for you. Demanding healthcare be a right, for example, is equivalent to demanding government force the taxpayer to pay for it. While that may seem like a good idea in theory, it only leads to rationing of care when costs become unsustainable, which negatively impacts not just your health, but everyone else’s, too.

6. You DO Have The Right To Live As You Please But Not To Demand People Accept It

By contrast, you do have the right to live however you please, so long as it’s within the confines of the law. If you want to cross-dress, smoke marijuana, drink lots of alcohol, have lots of sex, and, yes, even go to school for gender studies, then by all means, go for it. Government should not be allowed to legislate people’s behavior as long as it doesn’t infringe upon someone else’s rights, but that doesn’t mean society isn’t allowed to have an opinion. You don’t have the right to demand people keep their opinions about your lifestyle to themselves, especially if you’re open and public about it. I have as much of a right to comment on the way you live your life as you do to actually live it. Your feelings are not a protected right, but my speech is.

7. The Only Safe Space Is Your Home

No matter where you go in life, someone will be there to offend you. Maybe it’s a joke you overheard on vacation, a spat at the office, or a difference of opinion with someone in line at the grocery store. Inevitably, someone will offend you and your values. If you cannot handle that without losing control of your emotions and reverting back to your “safe space” away from the harmful words of others, then you’re best to just stay put at home. Remember, though: if people in the outside world scare you, people on the internet will downright terrify you. It’s probably best to just accept these harsh realities of life and go out into the world prepared to confront them wherever they may be waiting.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Seven Deadly Sins of an Entrepreneur

  • The Operational Sins: Those which reduce your personal effectiveness as an owner and leader.
    • Lust: Allowing whim du jour to drag the company in differing directions. (Counteracting behavior: A Personal Vision.)
    • Gluttony: Hoarding all authority and decision-making for yourself. (Delegation)
  • The Tactical Sins: Those which denigrate the effectiveness of your organization.
    • Sloth: Settling for “good enough.” (Metrics and Benchmarking)
    • Wrath: Using adrenaline to drive performance. (Planning)
    • Greed: Addressing any problem with more effort or more intensity. (Budgeting)
  • The Strategic Sins: Those that prevent long term vision and improvement.
    • Envy: Thinking that no one else has your problems. (Outside advice and knowledge)
    • Pride: Believing that you are the single most important factor in your company. (Exit Strategy)
The sins are addressed in order. Dealing with the Operational Sins allows you to tackle the Tactical problems. Strategic improvement is only possible if you’ve first dealt with Tactical issues.
The Seven Deadly Sins of an Entrepreneur are an excellent mnemonic for considering your own behavior and those of your company.  Keep them in mind as you run your business day-to-day.

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