It’s Not About Me!

Donald Trump 2016This is the message Donald Trump must hammer home. I have heard him say that a few times but then he focuses on himself. I get it but the press is already trying to make it all about him, he needs to make it about the ideal. About America.

This election is not about Mr. Trump or Hillary Clinton. This election is about whether we leave America a democracy for the next generation or do we want a socialist society?

Before you answer that question consider the effects of Socialism everywhere else it has been tried and failed.

This is the part I just do not get. It’s not like the Progressive’s and/or Socialist’s can point to this record of success, where country after country that has tried it is now a bastion of success. In fact, quite the opposite is true and yet there is at least half our population that apparently thinks it will work…this time.

They can never seem to tell you why it will work but they assure you it will. My experience is that time after time the Progressive’s never seem to be able to explain the math. Perhaps that is why they want to make it about Donald Trump.

This is exactly why “The Donald” must stick to the ideal. The idea of what America is or could be and what we can become. It is our choice. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are secondary to the bigger choice. You must explain to people exactly what it means to have 4 more years of current policies, let alone decades when it comes to the choice of Supreme Court Justices.

The Progressives claim this is Fear Politics. It is reality politics, not fear. The Progressives want everything to be free. Listen, whether that is Hillary or Bernie, that is the ultimate goal. Arguing about how fast we get there is a bit disingenuous.

Yet this is what they do. The paint this Pollyanna scenario, where we pay for all or part, depending on who you talk to, of college with no real details on how to make the math work. Pay for everyone’s healthcare and yet the system they put in place sees costs rising by 10-40% annually.

To hear them tell it things are great, the market is at new highs, unemployment is 4.9%, doesn’t get much better than that. Until, of course, you look into the numbers and then the picture is a bit different. Seems that’s always the case with the Liberals.

Turns out that more than 70% of the run up in stocks is due to corporate buybacks of stock. This courtesy of the Fed that gave away free money for the last 8 years. Much of that money wound up in the hands of big corporations. It became much easier for them to increase earnings per share just by buying back their own stock than it was to grow earnings through increase in business. What happens when the Fed finally takes away the punch bowl?

It’s the same for Unemployment. The real unemployment rate is estimated to be somewhere between 10-20%, depending on who you ask, not 4.9%. This in an economy that is supposedly humming right along? Question, what happens when things get bad?

As things continue to deteriorate economically do not expect the violence to subside. It will only get worse. When people lose the power to choose they tend to lash out. When you do not have full pockets you’re choices are, most assuredly, more limited. If the Progressive’s really wanted to decrease violence they should focus more on prosperity for all. Not give-aways but rather real prosperity.

The Progressive’s will tell you that lying to achieve the greater good is okay. The problem is that they are not lying to protect state secrets. They lie to protect their incompetence or to protect their secret.

Let’s face it, the Progressive’s will have you believe only one of two possible scenario’s. One, either they are so incompetent that they do not know what ransom is, they do not understand what Classified means and big government fix anything, even if they have to mortgage the next 100 years. Two, they are doing this on purpose to destroy the United States. These are their arguments, not mine.

So our choices are either rank stupidity or treason. Ironically enough these are the exact things they state about Donald Trump. Funny how the Libs always do that. They accuse the opposition of exactly the thing they are doing.

Think about it. The Progressive’s are accusing Donald Trump of those two scenarios. He is either stupid and treasonous or he will destroy the United States. Yet the track record for these behaviors is all on the Progressive side and specifically Barrack Obama And Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump needs to stick to the issues. He also needs to explain to people that it does not matter whether you like him or not. It matters what you want our country to look like when you are sitting on the porch with your grand-children and children.

We are totally off in the wrong direction and if we do not get back on track quickly the road will continue to narrow.

It is clear the opposition does not want to talk about these things. They want to know whether Milania’s Green Card was issued properly. Really? Apparently they are concerned about illegal immigrants after all. Not the illegals getting free school, Medicaid, food stamps, not the sanctuary cities or the criminal’s….no…no…no, a woman who immigrated to this country almost 20 years ago and did it legally. This is how absurd this has become.

This is not an election about Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. It truly is about an ideal. Do we really want to become so pathetic and petty that just to get our way we will say and do whatever it takes or is integrity going to have any part in the conversation?

That is what this election is about. Integrity. Integrity for economics. Integrity for our security. Integrity for our selves. Freedom comes with a price and that price is integrity. That is why the Progressives try to undermine integrity. They know that without it there can be no freedom.

Mr. Trump, stop talking about yourself, love your story but stop. Talk instead about integrity. Integrity of service and how the opposition is attempting to make this a non-issue and you will win!

 

 

Are We Really This Dumb?

We Must Be Stupid!

Obama Ransom Iran

I really think it is time to ask ourselves this question, especially since it seems the current administration seems to be testing the limits of reason.

In case you missed it yesterday President Obama essentially, in his condescending tone, said anybody who thinks we paid a ransom for hostages is a boob! I know those were not his exact words but that was the general idea.

Let’s review, In January you announce that as part of the Iranian Nuclear Deal we are going to return money to Iran that was seized when the Shah was deposed, what like 40 years ago. I am no fan of that deal but a deal is a deal and so far so good. Then we come to find out that 400 million of that money is going to be made in a cash payment in foreign currency, in the dead of night, and that some of it will probably be used for terrorism against us, ala Josh Earnest. Really. Oh and we find out about this almost 8 months after the fact. Then you say we told you.

It all would have worked but for one thing. You forgot to tell the Pastor your plan….Bwaahahahaha. Turns out the good Pastor stated that he was told by the Iranians with the hostages at the airport that, “You will not leave until the other plane arrives”. What other plane? Oh, you mean the private jet that was carrying 400 million dollars worth of Euro’s and Swiss Francs? That’s not a ransom?

Please Mr. President. We all know…really. Even your staunchest supporters do not believe the string of lies. Oh, they will never say that but nobody is stupid enough to believe this fantasy. I think you know that but that is what is scariest of all.

You don’t care whether we believe it. The mentality seems to be you can do whatever you want and there is nothing we can do about it.

I watched Josh Earnest in a news conference and then President Obama in a news conference. At times, in both conference’s, it seemed like they were both laughing. Not out loud, but in their expressions and body language.

I put these two video’s up of the statements made at both new conference’s and I swear to god, it looked like Josh was ready to bust a gut while he was selling his narrative and of course, Mr Obama’s attitude was, oohhh now you are being silly. What ransom?

The same attitude was portrayed when questioned on Donald Trump’s accusation that the election could be rigged. Mr Obama’s response….you silly wabbit. The proper response would have been much different, especially considering the fact that the Democratic nomination was clearly biased towards Hillary Clinton. I seem to recall Bernie being laughed out of the room when he made the same allegations towards the DNC. Are we beginning to see a pattern here?

I would love to play poker with Mr. Obama. This guy is the player that thinks every hand he holds is 4 of a kind or a Royal Flush.

The proper response to Mr Trump’s accusation’s would have sounded more like this.

While I am not a fan of Mr. Trump, these are very serious allegations and no candidate should have to be concerned with rigged elections and we will make sure there is complete transparency in the process so no unethical behaviors will be able to hide in the shadows.

This is the type of response you give when you are being sincere. Ridiculing the other party is a defensive posture and the type of response you give when you are not being, at the least full disclosure and at worst outright lying.

Media is in the Pocket of the Elitists

By the way, many in the press are using words like misleading to describe the conduct of the current administration and Hillary Clinton. We need to start telling the truth. They are lying. Plain and simple. Worse the mainstream media co-signs their BS.

I have yet to hear one reporter ask the question, “are we really supposed to believe this non-sense?

I mean, c’mon guys after what was heard yesterday you would think one reporter would have had the balls to stand up and cry “How stupid do you think American’s are?” These guys make a bigger deal out of whether a baseball player is taking steroids than they do on whether we are paying ransom for hostages! Are you kidding me?

I always think of a scene from a movie, also a broadway stage play, called “The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas”. It has been many years but it has stuck with me. It is a scene where the sheriff is exposed as a con man and he is doing this little “Shuffle Dance” as the reporters and people chase him around and he is laughing and singing about how funny it all is and how smart he is and how stupid they all are.

The Mantra of the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton seems to be “Die with the Lie”. They will never actually reveal the truth even though we already know it. It is as if, until they say it out loud, we are all just fools for the taking.

Now the attitude of “Die with the Lie” is pretty fun to watch on “Christly Knows Best” but when I see it coming from the leaders of our nation it is disgusting to watch. On “Christly Knows Best” it is a couple of young kids and a pompous, albeit rich, dad saying these things and mostly harmless.

Mr. President we are talking about Nuclear deals and hostages and ransoms here, not how the car got dented! Hillary we are talking about state secrets and “Pay to Play” issues here, not where I was on Friday night when I was supposed to be home. Get it?

Has anyone considered that Mr. Obama is the “Inside Guy” for Radical Islam? It would make a great movie script. The President of the United States turns out to be the inside man in a plot to destroy the United States. All the while telling everyone he is the champion for the United States. Here is the not so funny reality. It’s not a movie.

The only way the things Mr. Obama does make sense is if you flip your thinking. Instead of asking yourself what you would do to make the United States a better place, ask yourself what would you do if you wanted to destroy this country?

Now take a look at what the Obama administration has done and look at what they are doing. Now look at what Hillary wants to continue to do. Pretty scary right? Oh, that’s just conspiracy theories cry the masses. Is it?

I do not believe in coincidences. This administration and Mrs. Clinton would have you believe that all of these things are just coincidences. Again I ask, Just how stupid do you think people really are? or are you just counting on the apathy of the masses?

 

Better The Devil You Know

Than The Devil You Don’t?

Hillary Clinton

I was somewhat surprised yesterday when talking to a business acquaintance. During the conversation he mentioned that Hillary was his best choice for President. For those of you following my blog, I have made no secret of my lack of understanding of why this is what many people want. So again, I started asking questions, as I am want to do.

What he told me was very enlightening. His basic opinion was better the devil you know than the devil you don’t. That feeling go me to thinking and I began to look at how this mentality is effecting daily life and not just politics and voting decisions.

When I think about this my mind naturally moves to business and how I earn a living. What I am seeing is, to be frank, a little disturbing. Bottom line is people just Fear change.

The business I am in, List Building, I believe is a very strong barometer of how people are feeling and I can tell you many are feeling very scared. What puzzles me is just how powerful fear can be. It literally paralyzes people into doing nothing.

The reason I get puzzled is that if you do nothing then nothing changes and yet that is why most people join one of my lists. They are looking for change…but they are also very afraid of it. The thing many do not grapple with is the reality that doing “Nothing” is doing something it just is not very productive.

Think of it this way. If you continue to do the same things you have always done you will continue to get the same results. Failure is part of building your own business. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise. If they do they are lying to you and move in the opposite direction.

I have failed many times in my life. I can tell you it is humiliating, it hurts, sometimes you may even cry but you will survive. More important is that if you stick to it you  will succeed. Remember it is almost never the most talented that rise to the top but rather the person that wants it most.

I also feel that part of the problem is that we can get discouraged. After getting beaten up a few times it gets harder to get up. But you must! If you do not keep trying then you will never achieve your personal dreams.

I am almost 52 years old and have been working at this my whole life. I started with nothing but my own ingenuity and a belief in the “American Dream”. I know that may sound a little hokey, especially in this day and age, but it is the truth.

I have made a ton of mistakes, personally and professionally. Most of the bad choices came from a decision made from a position of fear.

If you have been following my blog you will see what appears to be a contradiction as I have implied that I do not struggle with fear. What I should have said was that I no longer struggle with fear. It was not always that way.

I think what changed for me was that I finally got to the point, after many failures and many survivals, that I knew I would “live to fight another day”. So now if I am struggling with a scary proposition I ask myself “What would I do if I was not afraid?” and that is the choice I make. I may have several different choices I can make and it still might not work the way I hoped it would…but and this is a big but…I increase my odds dramatically for success if I make my choices from a position of strength.

I encourage you to adopt this as your Mantra. I may make the difference for you.

Let’s face it, their are many things to be concerned about as you grow your business but the things that seem to paralyze us have more to do with Ego and the fear of it being bruised. Get used to it. :)

Think about it. What are the thoughts that run through your head? What if I fail? What will my friends think, those same friends that said it will never work? What will my spouse think? The same spouse that shakes their head every time you try “One of these things”. The list goes on and on but you get the point.

The game is played between our ears. Yes there is some actual work involved but the thing that will get you to the finish line is your mental toughness. You must understand that these other voices are just as afraid as you are. As such, their advise and council may not be what you should be paying attention to.

You must accept that failure is the opposite of success, two sides of the same coin. You can not have one without the other.

This fear of failure and fear of change is what is driving this election cycle. Very many people love the candor of Donald Trump. They know if he is President things will change dramatically. What holds them back is that they have a fear of the unknown. This is the same fear that keeps you from taking chances in business.

Fact. If you knew for sure that if you invested your time and energy into a business that would make you $10,000.00 per month every month but it would take two years to do it, how much would you invest in that business? Especially if after 2 years you knew you never had to work again for that money.

See this is it in a nutshell. The problem is you won’t know if you have found the right opportunity until you try it. Some things work for some people and some things work for others. You have to try it to see if it fits you.

I mean really, what else do you have to do? Being a “Serial Free Position Person” get’s you nowhere. How is it working out so far? You have got to put your money where your mouth is.

You say I don’t have any money to put. Fair enough, but if you keep doing what you are doing you never will! You may have to rob from Peter to pay Paul for a minute and if it does not work then you try again. Keep doing that and sooner or later you will have your dreams, the road may just get a bit bumpy along the way.

I also believe we tend to focus more on outcomes than the journey. Learn from your failures and keep going, there will be high points too.

I think it is also important to point that out in this election. Learn from our failures! Washington has been doing things the way they do them for a long time and how is that working out for us? As uncomfortable as that may be, change we must or perish we will.

Make no mistake the longer we resist change the shorter our lives are. Even if you breath for a hundred years are you really living if everything you do is based on fear?

Think about it.

To your success,

Glenn

 

Burnin’ Down The House

Obama Caught Again

Obama 2016

I gotta’ tell you it just doesn’t get any better than this. Just when you think you’ve heard it all, along comes President Obama with another scandal. Since when do we pay ransom to terrorists to release hostages. And if it is not ransom how come this money transfer happened under cover of darkness. I didn’t know the banks stayed open that late. Oh that’s right it was cash…oops!

The current powers that be are so corrupt they don’t even try to cover their tracks anymore. I swear to god it is like having a conversation with a six year old. You know what I am talking about, the one where you find your kid standing on the kitchen counter, reaching into the cookie jar on top of the cabinets, chocolate covering his mouth and you ask “what are you doing?”, he says “nothing” and you say “Why do you have chocolate on your mouth?” he says, “I don’t know”. You press and say “tell the truth” and he says “they did it too”, pointing at their brother or sister!

This response from the administration that says, Donald Trump is “unfit to be President”…Am I on Candid Camera? I feel like sooner or later the host of the show is going to come out and show me the camera and tell me I’ve been punked and it was all just for fun, to see my reaction.

Donald Trump Will Burn Down The House

Get ready! The simple fact is that daily we see that the house is infested with termites. It can not be saved. The termites have eaten through the frame and if we don’t tear it down it will collapse on us.

Sorry folks. No we can’t live in it anymore. If we would have fixed the termite problem 10 or 15 years ago the house may have been saved but now…not so much. This is not a “Bad Thing”, unless you are a termite. Yes it will cost us to rebuild but…

Aren’t you tired of living in a house that when you come home you have to worry whether or not the roof is going to cave in?

Don’t you want to live in a nice new house with no termites?

This is why we need Trump! He knows how to build stuff and not just any stuff but really, really nice stuff.

No…No…I hear you but it is the whole house that has to go. Not just the Democratic side of the house but the Republican side too. Yes we will be able to reuse some of the wood but most of it has to go. It is too compromised.

As a country we need to face some cold hard truths. First of those and the most dire is we are broke. Previous people running the show have mortgaged the next 3 generations to live in the style they wanted. They did not stop to consider whether this was fair or not. They just did it and now we have to be accountable to it and make the necessary changes to fix it.

No more excuses and lies. Mr. Obama likes to talk about how well the economy is doing and points to the stock market trading at record highs as an example. This may be the worst of the smoke and mirrors. Were it not for public companies buying back their own stock with the free money the Fed has made available….no not for us, just for the people and companies that matter, the stock market would be no where near record highs. As a matter of fact the market would probably be trading at half the price it is currently trading. Some experts argue that 70 percent of the run up from the financial crisis lows has been due to corporations buying their own stocks. Not improved earnings but financial engineering has led to new highs in the market.

It is the same type of financial shenanigan’s that our fearless leaders use to convince you we are not in as much debt as we are. They will admit to almost 19 Trillion which by the way is more than 100% of what we produce every year as a nation but that is just the tip of the iceberg.

What they fail to mention is the other 200 Trillion in debt that they are carrying off the books in the form of IOU’s to Social Security and Medicare so the real number is about 10 times more than they admit.

For most, these numbers are just too big to comprehend so allow me to take the liberty of bringing them down to size. Imagine you make 50,000.00 per year and you are carrying 500 thousand dollars, a half a million, in debt. Could you pay it? Let’s do the math. Let’s assume all of the half million is 30 year debt like a mortgage. Just the principal payment on that debt would be around 30 thousand of your 50 thousand earnings. Add in what it would cost for interest, at least another 10 thousand per year and now you are at 40 of your 50 thousand gone. That leaves you 10 thousand dollars for the year to live on or around 850 dollars per month or less than 200 dollars per week for food and everything else. Could you do it? Right!

So if you can’t do it how does the government? Two words, Printing Press. If you and I do what the government does they call it forgery or in the case of Social Security a Ponzi Scheme and we go to jail. However if you are the US government you call it business as usual.

See that’s the thing, the Progressives tell you that is just the way it works. News Flash, that’s not how it works. They had the luxury of disassembling a country and a way of life that was incredibly strong. So for many years while companies and governments cooked their books we could withstand it and things did not look so bad. Now…well again I ask you, how strong would you feel if you could not pay your bills every month?, and make no mistake without that printing press that is exactly where we would be.

So here’s the thing, do you want to burn down the house and start over or do you want the house to collapse on your head? The first option gives you control of the outcome, while still messy at least you control it. The second option leaves you totally out of control and yet will still be messy and your skull will get crushed when one of those rotten beams hits you smack between the eyes. It really is that bad!

If you open your mind you can learn a lot from Donald Trump. In my opinion the most important thing to learn is when to cut your losses. Because we have become a nation that no longer understands that things ebb and flow we can no longer deal with a downturn in the economy. If we would have let the chips fall where they may during the financial crisis then the excesses would have been wrung out of the system. Instead we doubled down on a bad bet and now look where we are.

In case you’re wondering just where we are, we have a government that is completely corrupt with excess. In every action they take they express their contempt for common sense and you have businesses cooking their books in the form of stock buybacks propping up a sick stock market.

This can not last and in my opinion it is completely irresponsible to continue to bury our collective heads in the sand. I mean how much lower can we go? Our leaders have decided that it is okay to pay ransom to terrorist nations. If that does not disgust you I don’t know what will and then, perhaps, we deserve the house to fall on our heads.

I encourage all of you to read “Atlas Shrugged”. Written back in the 1950′s by Ayn Rand it documents the decline and fall of the American empire. Twenty-five years ago, when I first read this book, I estimated we were about two-thirds through the book on our journey. I estimate we are now about seven-eighths through. Please read how it ends. It’s a good news, bad news scenario. Again bad if you are a termite. Good if you build things.

It is time to decide which side of history you want to be on. Do you want to help rebuild or do you want to continue to eat what’s left of the house?

 

Common Sense 101

Warren Buffet

Okay folks, it’s time for a little common sense here. I am not sure where the disconnect is occurring but you had better stop before it is too late, if it’s not too late already.

Do you really believe that the 1 percent’s are all lining up behind Hillary because she is for the little people? God, please wake up. Warren Buffet could not care less about you. This is a man that while speaking out of his mouth saying rich people should pay more taxes, his actions say something entirely different.

What do I mean by that? Weellll…how about the fact that he is currently in a legal battle with the IRS to pay less taxes than they say he should. What happened to pay more in taxes? Complete fraud and yet no one seems to care.

Let me ask you a question. Are you voting for Hillary because you think she is going to make things worse for you? No? Then why would a guy like Warren Buffet vote for her if he thought she was going to make things worse for him? I hear nothing but crickets chirping…

Please start using your head for something other than a hat rack.

Here’s the thing, Let’s assume for a second she has both of your best interests at heart. Not true but let’s assume it anyway. Who do you think is going to win the fight when it comes down to Warren Buffet and what he wants versus what you want?…crickets again?

This is just one reality you people refuse to deal with.

I understand that people are very cynical and fearful but to just give up is not an option. I say that because from where I am standing it seems like people care more about getting their slice of a corrupt system than they care about cleaning the system up.

How about this, as opposed to trying to figure out how you can scam the system too why not rise up and say “No More”.

In case you haven’t figured it out it really is a fight for the American Dream and whether or not it survives is up to you. So stop bitching about how bad things are when you keep electing the same criminals over and over again. Instead get honest in your own lives and perhaps you will be less willing to associate yourselves with liars.

You may think you have no choice but this is not true. It is a lie perpetuated by the people that are trying to destroy freedom.

Warren Buffet made his fortune on Wall Street. If they are the enemy as Hillary claims then why would Buffet back her? Still no answer? C’mon people get off the Prozac and wake up.

Warren Buffet has actually never built a single thing in his life and made all of his money off the efforts of other’s. This in and of itself is not necessarily a bad thing. What is bad is trying to crucify the guy that has actually built stuff with his own money and along the way has made some mistakes.

Mr Buffet, have you ever laid anyone off when you took over a company? If so then you also cost people their jobs. There is nothing worse than a hypocrite.

Warren Buffet was and is one of the greatest benefactor’s of the easy money policies of the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department. Fact is Goldman Sachs would have been belly up had it not been for the 700 billion stimulus program and Quantitative Easing. The reason I mention Goldman is because that was a huge investment Buffet made right after the financial meltdown.

Now you can blame all of that on the Republicans if you want and you would be right, partly. Thing is you are missing the bigger picture. The real power that made all of that happen was not Republican or Democrat, it was the big money that stood to lose everything that made it happen and both parties have been bought and sold by the big money. You can take that to the bank.

The thing is when you try to make these points to the supposedly enlightened progressives, they don’t even want to discuss it. They are much like the Evangelical Christians who refuse to acknowledge that perhaps they do not have all the answers after all. Please do not take that as Christian bashing. It is a fact, not bigotry. I happen to be a recovering Evangelical.

Here is another reality you people refuse to deal with. Donald Trump does not need you! You need him. The worst thing that will happen to Donald Trump if you all decide to vote against him is he will go back to his very successful business and prepare for the fall of the United States of America. What will you do?

If you worked for yourself you would understand the only reason you need other people is to make more money than you need. I work for myself and I can tell you for a fact that there is better than 90 percent of the population that is completely useless and just takes up space. You do not have the balls to produce anything on your own because you are too afraid to fail and yet you Do have the balls to criticize every bad choice that was made in the process of giving you a JOB.

Hillary and the rest of the elites know this and love this. They know because of your fear you are powerless. They also know that people like Donald Trump do not suffer this fear and so can not be controlled. This is why they so desperately want you to believe their lie.

Donald trump is literally the only candidate that stands in the way of the “New World Order” This new world order consists of appointed people at the top that do not answer to you. You will have no freedom of choice, let alone the other freedoms so many of you take for granted.

You do not understand that there is a price to be paid for freedom. You are too afraid to look at the price. That is why when the elites tell you that you need to be willing to give up your freedoms in trade for safety you make the trade. Cowards all!

The only possible reason you would vote for a liar like Hillary Clinton is fear. Ignorance is also part of the problem but ignorance alone does not account for the complete lack of clear thinking. Ever heard the saying “Even a blind squirrel finds a few nuts now and then?”

Point is when you are constantly voting for mediocrity and then blaming the system for your circumstances…well that is just pure insanity and the thing that causes this kind of insanity is fear!

You think a pill or a boob job or implants in your pectorals is going to eliminate this fear. It will not. The only thing that will cause this fear to dissipate is to take a chance, fail a little and realize you will live and get through it.

You people think Donald Trump tried to fail and file bankruptcy. Are you complete fools? Nobody tries to fail. Nobody wakes up in the morning and says “Today I will fail at everything I do”, do they? do you? Think people, please think before it is too late.

Please do not think for a second that because you are liars that it is okay to be a liar. This is the mantra of the Progressives. They always make their argument by pointing out what the other guys failures are instead of pointing out their own achievements. Perhaps that is because they have none.

Look at the last forty years or so of Hillary’s life. Her first job out of law school was with the justice department. She worked on the Watergate investigation. Guess what happened…oh you don’t know…this should come as no surprise, she was accused of being dishonest and unethical. Don’t believe me? Check it out. She was 27 years old and already being called unethical and dishonest but apparently nothing ever sticks to her.

For over forty years this person has had nothing but accusation after accusation fired at her for her lack of honesty and yet you people somehow think she is going to give you a straight shot.

I have been in business most of my adult life and upon occasion have done business with people that were not honest. It never ended well for me. The latest example of this comes from a person who encouraged me to help him build his wholesale business for him, which I did. The outcome was he stole every single one of those people doing business with me by undermining my reputation. The worst part of it was that a very good friend of mine tried to warn me but I did not listen. Worse even than that was that I almost lost the friendship as a result.

He used all the same arguments that the elites use. To hear this guy tell it he is a friend of capitalism and that he did nothing wrong. Yet if you ask anyone he has done business with you will here an entirely different story.

What I can tell you is that there is justice in the world. The fact is that this guy is so incompetent that even while stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in business from me he is almost out of business himself. Why?…he spends most of his time trying to figure out how to screw the next guy rather than spending that energy producing something for and by himself. Sound Familiar?

The real problem though is the average American. I was at my local watering hole yesterday and one of the guys there said he hated Donald Trump. Now normally I would be inclined to challenge that but instead I started asking questions. I asked him pointedly to please tell me why he felt that way. He had no answer, he just said I don’t know. I pressed and insisted that to have such a strong feeling towards a person would imply you have good reason to feel that way. His answer, it’s just how I feel. This guy won’t even ask himself why which leads me to believe that the problem is not Donald Trump and in fact the problem lies with him.

Here is what I believe. People that live in fear can not stand people who don’t. I have seen it in my own life. I have never been one to cow tow to the status quo. As a result there are many who dislike me for no apparent reason. There have been people so desperate to destroy my reputation that they will make up all kinds of lies to protect their lie.

There is another thing that I possess that most do not and that is the undying belief that I will win eventually. In a society where “everyone is a winner” this is not a popular position. I also pisses a lot of people off because they do not believe that they will win in their lives and so they hate.

Give you another example. I had a vicious downturn in my life about 5 years ago and lost everything I had worked for. I was dependent on a roommate to help me out and he did.

I told him that as soon as I was on my feet again I would repay him and not just repay him but repay him ten-fold. I did. I found a new business opportunity that the friend I almost lost showed me and made my roommate a partner and shared everything with him 50/50. Keep in mind he did none of the work but I gave him half anyway. It was my way of saying how grateful I was for his help when I needed it. His answer to that was about three months in to steal $10,000.00 worth of inventory from me. I had a natural response, I kicked his ass! Well he told everyone he could how I kicked his ass but conveniently forgot to tell them what he did to instigate that.

Now I knew all along that this was a guy who felt great and superior when he had people in his life that needed his assistance. It gave him a level of control. Unfortunately for him he met a guy that got back on his feet after the fall and he hated that. The question becomes why would you hate that? You should be excited to see people succeed but he was not. Why? Fear! He had lived his entire life steeped in fear and so when he saw what no fear looked like it scared the shit out of him.

Please do not misunderstand, I in no way presume to be in Donald Trump’s league but I can relate. If experiences like that have happened to me, imagine what fearful people would be willing to try to do to Donald Trump.

Here is another example. About 7 years ago, at 44 years old I decided to return to Ballet dancing. I started to get into shape and then returned to where I danced when I was younger. I waited to go there because I did not want to have a heart attack where I knew people. My ego. So I am killing it. Clearly the best male dancer they had there. Well there was one guy there that felt threatened and started whispering in people’s ears all kinds of negative stuff. At the same time I was dating their newest star that happened to be significantly younger than me. That pissed him off even more. Especially because I told him she wanted me and he thought I was full of it. I was not. So he started talking again.

Around the same time he asked me to help him with a flooring job that he was working on. I did exactly that. His response He tried to back out on paying me. His excuse was I made plenty of money and he was a poor slob. I am paraphrasing but that was the gist of it.

These are the things fearful people do. They will or try to destroy your reputation just to suit themselves. They would rather live in fear than do what is necessary to get out of it. I don’t know what happened to this guy but my bet is he is still floundering away.

I also see it all the time with my current wife who also happens to be significantly younger than I am. Women hate me because I am a dirty old man :) Men hate me because they wish their wife looked and acted like mine. Black people hate me and my wife because she has denied the “Brotha’s”.

Never once have these people asked if we are happy, which we are. No they are too busy being fearful because they either don’t look like her anymore, could not get a woman like her or whatever else they can come up with.

Many people assume she is with me only for my money except I don’t have much. Let’s assume for a second though that that was true. I am happy so why do you care? She is happy so why do you care?

Point is that most people are focused on the wrong thing. Focus your energy on making your self sane and secure and you will see your pettiness for what it is and you will stop. You will also stop electing leaders that think that way because you will no longer have anything in common with them.

Just my two cents worth.

His Real Name Is Donaldev Trumpikov

Donald Trump Treason?

Donald Trump 2016

I get to the point in my mind where I believe it can not get any more ridiculous. Then it happens again and with greater absurdity and I…..my brain just seizes…..are you F&%^$ng kidding me?

So now Donald Trump has committed treason because he made a snide remark about Russia finding Hillary’s missing emails? You people are waaaayy too sensitive. It’s a joke and also a sarcastic reference to an issue that has been swept under the carpet again.

The issue is not about Donald Trump. It is about the inherent dishonesty of the establishment and its cronies. It is about election fixing and a level playing field and whether or not the people currently making these decisions have the character to restrain their lower selves.

From where I sit they do not. Having said all of that, the real issue is much more grave.

The biggest issue in my opinion is that we do not understand how to communicate with other people any more. We have lost the importance of nuance and meaning, reading body language, tone of voice, their eyes and most of all the common sense to not be deceived.

I believe to some degree this is unavoidable in our society just because of technological advancements but I can’t help but notice that much of it is on purpose, with the desire to avoid reality.

This is why it is so easy for the establishment to change the narrative. Now it’s about Trump being a treasonous Russian as opposed to it being about DNC racism and election fixing.

If people were able to understand things like nuance and tone of voice they would immediately see that Trump was just hitting Hillary where it hurts. Because they don’t , the establishment with the help of the mainstream media, are able to make it about Trump.

It’s About Character

There is a solid majority that believe the lies do not really matter but they do. Those same lies are what have convinced you that Donald Trump is the “Devil”. With that in mind let’s debunk several assertions.

First of all it is not racist or wrong in any way to say that if you are here illegally you have to go. Period! There are many that understand that our system can no longer hand out “Freebies” to people that do not contribute to paying for them.

Fact is if you are here illegally then you are not paying any taxes, yet you can receive Medicaid, government assistance and a slew of other stuff…Free…Really? All the while contributing nothing to paying the bill.

Now no one is saying they can not come back but they must come back legally. This is simple and sane. The “Progressive’s” say this is unfair and selfish and racist.

Hogwash. It is basic common sense.

Next is the comment Mr. Trump made about the Mexican judge. Totally out of line and should never have been said out loud.

Having said that, anybody in their right mind would think that perhaps a judge of Mexican dissent might be a little biased in a case that involves a guy that wants to kick the Illegal Latino’s out. However this is something that should have been handled in the judges chamber’s and not on national TV.

Should he have said that? No! The good news is that this is Donald Trump. You do not have to worry if he is being candid. The problem is that people do not have an appreciation for honesty and plain talk any more. They seem to be more worried about what others think about them than what they think about themselves. As a consequence someone like Donald Trump is to be feared.

The real truth is he is just telling the truth. The problem is that this has become a strange thing to us. Just ask yourself, how many times in a day do I lie? To my kids, to my friends, to my boss, to people on the phone, on Facebook… in fact go a step further and really pay attention to just how many lies in a day you tell. It becomes no wonder why we would fear a man that tells the truth and that has no filters.

The reality is we should admire this but there are many who do not.

Trump Bankruptcies

The fact is if you are in business for yourself bankruptcy is always a risk. You may have heard the saying “Go big or go home”. Well sometimes when you go big you get your D%$K knocked in the dirt.

Here is another little fact, and one, the establishment hopes you never really see. The United States is bankrupt and if we did not have a printing press that would have become obvious long ago. How you can sit there with a straight face and crucify Trump for filing bankruptcy, when we are broke too, is laughable if it were no so shameful.

Companies run by Donald Trump filed bankruptcy four times. This is important to note. Donald Trump did not file for personal bankruptcy. It was one of his businesses. This happens. In the process he employed thousands of people.

The telling thing is when you question the people that work for and with him the vast majority have nothing but praise for him. Are there some that feel they were screwed? Yes! There always are!

Look if I was one of the people working for Donald Trump and when he filed bankruptcy I did not get paid then I would be pissed too…But that is the risk you take when you run your own business and these people knew it. I did not hear any of them bitching when they were making hundreds of thousands of dollars and in many cases millions off of the same Donald Trump.

Can you imagine?…what a douche…Donald Trump just sent me a check for a half million dollars for a job that I padded in the first place. See I know a guy that used to build for Trump. These GC’s were beating down the door to work for this guy and build one of his buildings. Can you imagine the notoriety you gain when you have on your resume that you built the Trump Towers? Believe me these guys knew what they were doing!

People lost their jobs when Mr Trump filed bankruptcy. True. People lose their jobs all the time for many reasons. This does not make Donald Trump evil. Nor does it make him a poor businessman. There are risks you take when you own your own business. There are also risks you take when you decide to get a JOB working for someone else. Again, simple reality and simple truth.

You can not claim a person has bad character because he failed at something. That is just a failure. Character is about how you approach a thing not about how the thing turns out. If you approach a project with the intent on success through ethical practice then the thing has character. So long a Mr Trump has done this then there is nothing wrong with his choices.

The law provides for the protections Mr. Trump sought. If you do not like the laws then change them but don’t do a hatchet job on someone because they obeyed the law. It makes no sense especially when you expect a pass when you break the law.

Again though, it is all about changing the narrative and has nothing to do with the truth.

Donald Trump Is Misogynistic

This one is a real doozy. All you have to do is check the numbers and this myth is reduced to ashes. The facts speak for themselves. Donald Trump has been a champion for women, especially in business. He has more women in his company, in positions of power, than most others of its size, if not all. More importantly he pays them the same way he pays every one else.

What does Hillary Do? Well she sure doesn’t pay the women in her organization the same way she pays the men and as for positions of power?…well…take a look…it’s mostly men at the top! This from the woman who claims to fight for women, and don’t even get me started on the countries that contribute to the Clinton Foundation and the way they treat women.

Can a woman be Misogynistic?

To hear the establishment tell it you would think Trump is the one who under pays and creates the glass ceiling but in fact it is entirely opposite. The “Progressive” narrative is that Hillary is the victim of Trumps hate for women when in reality it is Hillary who does not like women very much and the facts prove it.

Again though the press is in the pocket of the establishment and so continue the narrative even though they know the truth is the opposite of what they espouse.

This behavior has been going on for years and the press has helped perpetuate it. The “Progressives” say one thing and do another. What they are actually doing is accusing the other of exactly what they do and for some reason people believe it.

If you want proof just go to Politico.com and take a look around. Want more proof? Listen to the interview by Chris Wallace from Fox News,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLvgO1V0k7k Even though the director of the FBI has said she is a liar, Hillary Clinton continues to perpetuate the lie. It is almost like if they say it long enough it will become the truth and it usually does in the eyes of many people.

Thing is this is very sick thinking and the people that continue to do this are not part of the solution. They know it. People need to open their eyes and face facts. Every time you are pointing the finger at someone else their are three pointing back at you. This idea that Hillary is just misunderstood and it is always someone else’s fault is a very weak position.

To think that someone who is always playing the role of the victim is going to run our country in a strong and confident way is ludicrous and yet many think this is the case. Could it be that many people are doing exactly the same thing and can relate?

As a side note, just because you do the same thing does not make it right or ethical or honest! Fact is that this is constantly the narrative of the “Progressive”. They always say, well look at what they did, as if it makes their behavior okay by comparison. The reality is that many American’s have had enough of this. More importantly America can no longer afford this type of behavior.

The RNC and specifically Donald Trump are accused of sending a “Dark” message about America. Well I am not sure what the DNC and Hillary are looking at but things are pretty bleak.

We have annual GDP running at about 1%. 1%. Let me spell that out, ONE PERCENT! We have almost 20 Trillion in debt, not counting IOU’s to Social Security and Medicare. Add that in and you are closer to 2- 250 trillion in debt. Can anyone explain to me how we are supposed to pay that back? Real wages have been stagnant for almost a decade, yet healthcare costs have risen by enormous percentages. This after the “Progressive’s” promised many high-paying shovel ready projects to create lots of jobs and Obamacare that was going to reduce healthcare costs.

Do you really think the unemployment rate is under 5%? Really?…with half of the African American population under age 30 unemployed?

If Obamacare is so good then how come you have to penalize me if I opt out. You would think if the program was sooo awesome I could not wait to sign up. By the way, what makes you think you have the right to tell me I must buy your Bull&*it program or I pay a fine? You people are too arrogant.

I actually had Obamacare. There is only one thing wrong with it. Problem is the one thing is that nobody wants to accept it. So you go to the doctor thinking you have Humana Health Care and you do but it is not the Humana you are thinking of. It is a cheapened version that no doctor wants to take and so you are out of luck. By the time you find a doctor that will accept it you will be dead if your issue is serious.

Okay, now on to not liking Muslims. Again, it is not racist to acknowledge the fact that some Muslims are radicalized and want to destroy America. When you are President your first responsibility is to the citizen’s of the country you are President of, not to refugees that have been fighting this religious war for 2000 years.

It makes absolutely no sense to invite people into your country that may very well be radicals and want to kill us. Is that every Muslim? No! But not until we have an effective way to vet these people should we disrespect the safety of American citizen’s in trade for feeling good about our humanity. If we actually felt good about our humanity we would not have to prove it in such dishonest fashion. Why do we value lives in another country more than we value our own? More important is the understanding that when and until we value our own lives more can we truly value another life, other than our own.

As for Mr Khan, sorry you feel the way you do. Why don’t you go to your people and tell them to stop the shit storm they are creating, rather than vilifying Donald Trump.

As for Mr Trump’s comments in response…again it is not unreasonable to assume that a woman that dresses in traditional Muslim clothing would adhere to traditional Muslim beliefs, ie: Sharia Law. Once you have dealt with this reality, the next obvious step is to understand that a traditional Muslim woman can not speak her mind unless it is first approved by her husband.

This is reality. It is not racism and you can not attribute American beliefs and values to people that do not believe the same thing.

If you want to point the finger of blame to anything it should be at the system that obviously does not work. Until we can fix our immigration system we frankly have no right to let anyone else in, no matter where they are from.

The thinking that allows such stupidity is the thing we must abolish. It takes no responsibility for the choices it makes and so we find ourselves in this position. Simply because Mr. Trump has pointed out this obvious flaw does not make him a racist. And just because the “Progressive’s” do not want to admit their failure does not mean it does not exist. The longer we continue to deny this the less safe our country will be. What is it going to take to wake people up? A “Dirty Bomb” going off in a major city?

The bottom line is that we do not have another four years to make these mistakes. We not need to do what they do in Europe. I don’t know if you have been paying attention but Europe is in a shambles and breaking apart as we watch. Also if you think things in Europe are so great then move to Europe. America was not founded on European principles and those same principles are what is destroying Europe and now America.

Socialism does not work, not even a little. It never has and it never will. Sooner or later the lies are exposed. The “Progressive’s” will swear it is just because we have not done it right. They argue that if we would all just stay where they put us then things would be fine. It’s our fault cause we keep moving from where we were put. Do you see the insanity of this argument?

Lastly, Freedom of choice does matter more than safety. Every time you give up another piece of your freedom you give up a piece of yourself. Sooner or later there will be nothing left to give. When that happens there will be such a disrespect for human life that anarchy will prevail. We are starting to see the seeds of this even now but it will get much worse unless we decide to go a different path.

It is time to stop making excuses. We need the changes Trump represents and if we do not make these changes right now then America will not exist in a few more years, at least not the America that is the place people dream of coming to.

 

I have had enough of the lies Mr. Obama

Obama Must Stop The Lies

Obama Baton Rouge

 

 

 

 

 

I don’t know about you but I am just about out of patience. Every time I turn on the TV I hear more and more of them and I wonder “Is America Paying Attention?” and if so why are American’s not outraged.

One of the things that truly amazes and frustrates me is that the “Progressives” or liberals or whatever you want to call them seem to understand that they are being lied to and just do not care.

Probably the biggest lie that is being shoved down our throats is this assertion that racism is running rampant in this country. To make this conclusion requires such a distortion of the facts that is defies sanity.

Please before the liberals get their panties in a bunch, understand I did not say that there are no racists in this country. There are. The problem is the distortion of the facts. The fact is there are more racists in the black community than there is in any other community in this country.

The liberals want you to believe it is because the “White” man has kept you down. That is not true. As a matter of fact the “Man” that has kept you down is the same man that is trying to destroy all freedom everywhere.

The narrative goes something like this. Because of all the unfairness in the system against blacks, because of all the bias against blacks and because the white man has had his foot on the necks of blacks that this is why we find ourselves in the situation we are in.

Here is the truth. If you know that to move ahead in life you need to have an education then educate yourself. Oh there goes that white guy again. He doesn’t get it and he’s racist. I can hear you all screaming that in outrage.

Here is the truth. If you met me you would think I was college educated. I am well spoken. I understand the issues and am capable of critical thinking. Not because I went to college, in fact I never even finished seventh grade, but because I took the initiative to learn I am able to take care of myself and my family and not make excuses for why things did not work out for me.

Hell, who do I get to blame if things don’t work out. The “White” man? I am white! The “Black” man? Now you will label me a racist. You people have got to cut this shit out! You are destroying this country.

This idea that racism was tearing apart this country seemed to really come to fruition when Ferguson happened. Problem is you were not told the truth.

Here is the truth. Micheal Brown was a thug and a punk. Witnesses (Black) testified that in fact he did not have his hands up saying “Don’t Shoot” and that he was trying to attack the cop that shot him. I am not sure what world you live in but in my world when a cop says don’t move or get down on the ground you get down on the ground.

The simple fact is you can not have it both ways. On the one hand you want to make the argument that the police are biased against black people. Yet you want to be able to disrespect the police and think this is going to work out well for you.

Here is a piece of advice. When the police say don’t move, Don’t Move! then perhaps you will not get shot!

Her is another piece of advise. Stop making excuses for why you do what you do. If you do not want to be shot by cops stop carrying guns and waving them around like you are in some action movie. The people in those movies don’t really die. You will!

Yes I am a pissed off white man and I will tell you why. Actually there are several reasons so let’s get started.

How would you feel if you were driving past the projects in East Harlem and as you are driving by you see Cadillac’s, BMW’s and Mercedes sitting in the parking lot. You might ask yourself how come the people that I am paying their rent for are driving nicer cars than I am? How is it that I have worked my entire adult life, pay my taxes, am not formally educated, and yet somehow have never taken a dime from the government in my entire life. And, by the way, where is my BMW.

These people pay no rent, no utilities, get food stamps and in some cases cash, WIC, Medicaid and on and on. Not to mention that many of these people are here illegally. Why on earth are we paying people to be here and stay here that should not even be here? Will one of you progressives please define the logic that dictates this is sane cause I don’t get it.

This is an example of one of the things we can not discuss or you get labeled a racist. This is not racism. This is about common sense. Oh and for all of you screaming that I am a racist, I am going to pull the “Race” card on you. I am married to a beautiful, intelligent, driven women and I am extremely proud of who she is and what she stands for. That is why I married her. She also happens to be an immigrant from Africa. Ivory Coast to be precise.

Let me give you a little inside baseball here…you think I am pissed? You should here what she has to say.

When we are walking together it is not unheard of for a black man to look at her, hell she’s gorgeous, I would look at her too but here is where it goes south. The Comment, what are you doing betraying your brothers by being with a white guy. Her response…You are not my brother and if you were I would tell you to pull up your pants cause you look ridiculous.

As a side observation, perhaps if you did pull up your pants you would be able to out run the cops…just thinking. Seriously though. Why should I or my wife have to look at your ass or your underwear? And please explain why I need to respect you when you do not even have enough respect for yourself as to cloth yourself properly.

You say this is cool and how we express ourselves. No problem with that. But…if you are going to separate yourself even in the way you dress do not be surprised when you are treated differently than everyone else.

See this is the problem and the trap. You can not have it both ways. You can not continue to take all the “Freebies” and still demand your Freedom!

You said you wanted equality. Really? Then from where I am standing, first of all, get a job. Pay taxes. Stop taking handouts. Stop carrying guns to shoot people when you are not getting your way. And most important stop believing the lie. You traded chains and whips for food stamps and free rent.

To be clear, I am not saying that people never need help. Everyone needs help at some point in their life but if you are going to make a living by stealing from government programs please do not bitch about your lack of freedom.

Stealing you say?…oh the outrage! Really? yes really. How about this as an example. Those same people that are taking the free rent then turn around and rent their free apartment on AirBandB for $100.00 plus dollars a day to tourists. Think I am lying? I can prove it and you know it is the truth!

If you want your freedom you have to earn it just like everyone else. And by the way the liberals are not just trying to enslave you. You were just the easiest target. Why? Well you keep hanging you hat on shit that happened 50-150 years ago. You are not victims anymore and the sooner you realize that the sooner you will begin to take responsibility for your situation and stop blaming others.

I voted for Obama too. Twice! Thinking he would bring us finally to a place where we were just American’s. Not African Americans, not Polish American’s, not Asian American’s, just American’s. But Obama did the same thing to black people that happened when slavery was brought to this country.

Most have the belief that the “White Man” went to Africa and put these people on slave ships and brought them to America. This much is true. What they do not tell you is that it was their own leaders that sold them into slavery in the first place. Don’t believe it? Go read your history books! And Mr Obama has done the same thing by continuing the lies of racial divisiveness.

I used to try and figure all of this out and finally realized I was positing from a false premise. My belief was that our leaders have the best of intentions for us and this country. I am now convinced I was wrong. Why? Simple. The only way any of what is going on in this country makes sense is if you go with the premise that our leaders are actually trying to destroy this country.

Why? you ask…again simple…they hate freedom. It is the one thing that stands in their way. Progressives want you to be slaves and not only you but all of us and freedom is the only thing that stands in the way of it. They truly believe that they are intellectually superior to all of us. They believe their plan for all of us is better than anything we could possibly come up with ourselves. This is the kind of arrogance that allows a person like Hillary Clinton to get away with crimes that would have you and I in jail until we were old and grey and yet for her, nothing. Not even a slap on the wrist.

This is an assault on freedom. You can not have freedom without the law applying equally to everyone. We need to stand up as a people, as American’s and most important we need to start telling the truth. Frankly, the truth is going to be a bit messy right now since we have been deluding our selves for so long.

The thing is with race relations is that it is only one of the ways our leaders are trying to divide us but it is critical that we get this right. We must start telling the truth. It is not white people killing black people. It is black people killing black people. Period! No excuses. If you want black people to stop getting killed by gun violence then stop shooting each other. And while you are at it stop shooting cops. They did not do this to you. You did it to yourselves by believing the lie and you still believe it.

Again an historical fact, Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. A conservative Republican! It was not the democrats. As a matter of fact the democrats tried to keep slavery alive. Again if you don’t believe me read the history books. Black America has been voting for the wrong party for a very long time.

In your defense the democrats have an amazing line of bullshit but it is still bullshit. For those of you that believe the lie that you can not get a job because you are black. Well I could not get a decent job because I was not formally educated. So there! Guess what…I started my own business. I did not have a pot to piss in when I started but I have never needed to take a handout from anyone. In addition I guarantee you that you can find a job but you have to actually look for one.

Self Respect Is Not Free It Is Earned

But why do that when you can get more money just sitting on your ass and collecting from the government. I hear you but the answer is not to increase the minimum wage. More enforced handouts will not fix the problem. Yes in the beginning you will probably make less money than you can get from the government but you will gain something that no handout will ever give you and that is your self-respect.

When you regain your self-respect you will value your life accordingly. Maybe if you have value for your life you will value other lives just as much. It stands to reason.

Look around you with eyes open and tell me what you see. I will tell you what I see. What I see is a complete lack of respect for others in every way. Just try to merge onto a highway in traffic and see what happens. Ask someone not to text and drive…good god…not that…what is their response…usually you will get the finger. People in general have lost respect for themselves and so they are incapable of respecting others.

This has happened because the rule of law has been steadily eroded over the last 50 years at least. It also must be noted that it starts at the top and works its way down. The people at the top should be, if anything, more accountable not less but we all know that is not how it works in this country anymore.

Back in the early 1970′s then President Nixon was forced to resign because he tried to cover up spying that the republican party did at the democratic convention (Watergate). He actually was guilty of only one thing, he tried to cover it up and he was impeached as a result.

“Crooked” Hillary

Fast forward to present days. Hillary Clinton repeatedly lied to the country, congress and everyone else about her handling of…geez…everything. She got caught by the FBI. Read the transcript from Director Comey. She got caught. Clearly Obama tried to cover it up as it was on his watch that all of these indiscretions occurred. What Happened? Nothing!

Again I ask you, where is the outrage. You want to riot in the streets? Okay then go protest the real offense. It is not cops killing black people. That is the lie told you by the people that want you distracted while they quietly disassemble democracy.

The simple fact is that white people are pissed and black people are pissed but nobody seems to be pissed at the thing they should be most pissed off about. Bottom line you are all pissed at the wrong people. The thing you should be most upset about is the corruption but you are not. You just yawn and go about your business as if nothing is wrong. White people take a Prozac and say it’s all good and black people shoot each other. Either way you are killing yourselves, whether it be with the drugs in your head telling you you’re okay or the bullet. Either way you lose and the corruption wins.

Most important is that either course diminishes the value of life and that is the goal of the freedom haters. They know that hopeless people are helpless people and like sheep will get led to the slaughter.

So the question is are you ready to take back your self-respect and your freedom or are you going to continue to make excuses for your lack of accountability.

What’s Wrong With AirBnB

airbnbAirBnB And How They Do Business

As a business my partner and I dealt with AirBnB for the first and the last time recently. To say the least our experience was shocking in its stupidity. The amazing thing is that the customer service rep I was dealing with was simply reciting corporate policy which begins to explain why business no longer works in this country. To fully explain what our experience was requires a little back story.

Our main business K and G LED books 250+ hotel rooms a year. Our expenses associated with this are roughly 20 to 25 thousand dollars per year. Now I am not claiming that we have a huge travel budget but for a small business this is quite a bit of money.

AirBnB on CNBC

A couple of weeks ago I saw an interview with senior management of AirBnB on CNBC. In the interview this gentleman expressed his desire to expand their market by trying to develop the corporate travel side of their business. To me that sounded like a great idea as it is steady and reliable business.

The question was asked, how do you protect people from the dishonest renter’s who show pictures of one thing but deliver something entirely different?

The answer was that they stand behind their product and protect their customers by insuring that if the stated product is not delivered then they will refund your money. That is the “Big Print” and as we all know what the “Big Print” giveth the fine print taketh away!

 

Meanwhile I was spending 8 days in New York City and rather than go through the expense of a hotel and dining out every day I decided I would try booking a short stay with AirBnB. I was looking forward to cooking in my apartment and eating steak every night…lol. Not so much!

And Now For The Rest Of The Story

So we roll up to the address given to us and to say the least we are underwhelmed at best. To be blunt the building we were directed to was a building owned by the “New York City Housing Authority”. Not only was it owned by the New York City Housing Authority but it is widely known as a high rise crack house.

Immediately we called AirBnB and their response was the usual corporate BS. They apparently are only responsible for the pictures being accurate. They take no responsibility as to whether the Lessor lied. They check nothing! They warranty nothing! Then when you ask for your money back they start making excuses and start telling you about their guidelines.

The fact that the person who listed with their site lied does not even come into discussion. They do not care. They literally made me beg for my money back and still would only refund less than 50 percent.

Finally I had to call the person advertising the place for rent and told him that it is illegal to rent for sublet section 8 housing and if he did not refund our money we would call the housing authority and report him.

Mind you we also stated this fact to AirBnB and their response was it was not their problem.

The bottom line is I could have done the same thing on Craigs List and gotten the same results for free and not paid AirBnB’s fee for booking.

In my opinion there is no reason for this company to exist. They back nothing up and just collect money. Most people would just walk away and that is why they get away with this behavior. I do not but the time I wasted can not be replaced which is why I will sue them and I will win. Hopefully it becomes a class action where all of the people screwed by this company come together. For me it is not even about the money. It is about the misrepresentation.

This addresses a bigger problem with US business, actually not just US business but business in general. Nobody seems to want to be accountable for anything. Yes they want to collect the money but as far as being responsible for the promises they make…well that just does not happen.

The real kicker though is that they were willing to sacrifice a substantial account for a thousand bucks. Really? You make me beg for a refund on a property that is being illegally rented and then do not even give me half my money back and then to get the rest I have to deal with the same person that lied in the first place?

Personally I just do not get it. I know this is the way things are.but it just does not work. Does the whole thing have to crash down before the “College Edumicated” figure it out? When are the idiots from business school going to realize that the way they do business doesn’t work long term? Yes in the minute it works fine but when people figure out that you are screwing them they stop buying your product.

Please start thinking longer than 2 minutes in front of you. A responsible person and society does not just think of themselves but also considers what there actions will do to effect the future.

Is this too much to ask? Haven’t we destroyed enough to wake up? Does what you say have any bearing on how you feel about yourself? Does what you deliver tell more about who you are than what you say?

If you wonder why you have to take pills every day to get out of bed you might want to start asking these questions.

 

 

 

 

President Obama Using The “N” Word

President Obama and PC

President Obama

President Obama exiting Air Force One in San Francisco on Friday. The comedian Marc Maron interviewed the president for an episode of his podcast that was released on Monday. Credit Zach Gibson/The New York Times

Recently we saw the tragedy that occurred in South Carolina. Now to be completely frank I do not understand what makes a person think this kind of behavior is in any way justifiable. I realize the “Head Shrinker’s” will give you all kinds of psyche reasons for this but that is a topic for another day.

What has me miffed is the statement that President Obama made after this event took place. I am referring specifically to the comment he made regarding racism. He said that “just because people have stopped saying Nigger does not mean that racism is gone from this country. He is right…but was only partially honest.

Has The African American Community Stopped Using The “N” Word?

Anybody who has spent any time in an ethnic neighborhood knows the answer to that question. For those of you who live in a bubble the answer is no.

Just spend an hour there and you will hear it all over the place. Things like “Hey Nigger”…”Hey my Nigger”, “What’s up Nigger”, and on and on it goes. This is the truth and I am sorry if it pisses the PC crowd off but someone needs to start telling the truth.

I know because I lived there. I spent almost two years in East Harlem. This neighborhood is predominantly Latino and Black. In this neighborhood you do not hear the Latino’s greeting each other by saying “Hey what’s up Spic…etc…

Here is a news flash…If you want people to start treating you with respect then start treating yourselves with some. Dark-skinned people…actually let me amend…African American people continually disrespect each other with their language towards each other and then wonder why they get no respect. Yet somehow because I am a white male I am racist to point this out and frankly this is a bullshit cop out for people that do not want to take responsibility.

Let me give you some more background. My fiance is from Ivory Coast in West Africa and the way African Americans treat each other and speak to each other is a complete embarrassment to her, to the point when you say “You’re my sister” she makes it clear she is not! Most people from Africa feel this way.

You Will Not Get Respect Until You First Have Self-Respect

This goes for all people, white, black, olive or whatever your skin color. This is what seems to be the problem with society. Trust me on this. Just try being a long-haired white boy driving a sports car and see what the cops do to you…lol. Again I know because that was me twenty or so years ago.

The reason people are the way they are is not because of your skin color. The reason people act the way they do is because they have no self-respect. Are you listening Mr. President? This includes you.

The President Has No Self-Respect?

By now you probably think I am crazy. That’s okay. I am not writing this for your approval. I am writing this because it needs to be said out loud.

Mr. President I voted for you because you promised to change things and make politics more honest and not fall prey to special interests and then what did you do…well…exactly all of those things. How could you have any self-respect?

Mr President, I remember a day when it would never occur to anyone to refer to the President of the United States without even the courtesy of putting a Mister in front of it. Have you ever even called anyone out on even that? NO!

You are the leader of the supposed free world or at least what is left of it and you don’t even have the balls to chastise someone for having basic courtesy. I can tell you this…if my child ever met you and addressed you as “Obama” I would be shocked, embarrassed, humiliated and more. He would also get such a dressing down that such rude behavior would never happen again in his life.

As the leader of the “Free World” you have a unique opportunity to reach people in a way that no other has. This comes with great responsibility to teach and teach you have. Problem is the things you have taught.

I am not saying that racism does not exist in this country or for that matter the world. Hell just look at the Chinese and the Japanese. They make race relations in this country look like a walk in the park. I also know of this. I dated a Japanese girl for quite some time…just talk of the Chinese and she would practically spit on you. The same applies in reverse.

What I am saying is that we, as a society, need to begin to speak the truth and stop lying to ourselves and everyone else.

In closing…Mr President, You are the leader of the free world. It is up to you to lead. Rather than worrying about your legacy with healthcare worry more about the message you are sending to the people you are leading. I understand it is not just your responsibility but your part is all you need to worry about. It is the only part you can fix.

Here is the Podcast interview republished from YouTube.

FlareCopter | Getting On A Different Path | Home Based Biz Ops

home based biz opsHome Based Biz Ops | FlareCopter

It seems Home Based Biz Ops are a dime a dozen and quite frankly many of them suck. There has bee a lot of trial and error for me as a home based business entrepreneur.

As I start to write this I realize it has been quite some time since I last posted on this site and much has changed so allow me to bring you up to date.

First of all when I started with FlareCopter I was located in New York City. I and my partner now reside in Florida. We came here for the winter and it was just so beautiful we decided to stay. In the process of this geographical change much has changed with our business model. While much has changed one thing has remained constant and that is the cash flow provided by FlareCopter.

Cash Flow Is Necessary For Your Home Based Business

Many people start their home based business with a few misconceptions. Maybe the biggest is buying into the lie that is told by almost every marketer on the planet which is “This won’t cost you a thing or much”.

That is a flat out lie. I am not sure where people got the idea and began to believe the idea that there is a free lunch but it is not true. Perhaps it is from years of watching our government do exactly that, putting in no effort and getting rewarded for it, but we don’t own our own printing press and the political side of that is for another day. Suffice it to say that mere mortals actually must put forth effort and their own money to get results.

If you are not willing to engage your time, effort and money in this then don’t even get started or you will lose much of each.

Having said that there are ways to maximize all of the above and FlareCopter is one of those ways. I am not saying it is the only way but it is the way that is working for me. Allow me to explain and give a few examples.

Things You Need To Possess To Start Home Based Biz Ops

The first thing you need is desire and it must be unquenchable. If you think you are going to give half an effort and get a full result then you are kidding yourself and yet I see this all the time.

It comes in the form of believing the mopes selling the systems that tell you all you have to do is push this “Magic Button” and riches will be yours. You must get this idea out of your head. If it were that simple then everyone would work for themselves.

So assuming you have the desire the next thing you need is time. This may be the most crucial element. Given enough time you will succeed no matter how many mistakes you make.Ever heard the saying “Even a blind squirrel finds a few nuts every now and then?” Given time your efforts will pay off. Period!

The problem is that most of us have a shortage of time already. What with working to just do life and pay the bills that takes at least 40 hours not including travel time. So you are left with putting in a 12-15 hour day and sometimes more or finding a way to make more money in less time which is why most of us want to try home based biz ops in the first place.

This is where FlareCopter comes in to the picture for me. It allows me to work 2-3 hours per day, 5 or 6 days a week and replace the income I used to make working 60-70 hours a week. In fact it has not only replaced that income but exceeded it.

While the income is awesome the real reward is the time it frees up for me to pursue my longer term goals. To recap those goals are as follows:

  • Build a list of like minded people to network with
  • Rank my websites to build passive income
  • Partner with like minded people in various business opportunities
  • Do all of this with the goal of decreasing my time spent working as time goes on

Imagine if you could take your 40 hour work week and compress it into a 10-15 hour week and make the same money you were making before? This takes the pressure off you when starting a home based business which brings me to the  next thing you must possess and that is effort.

Realistically how much effort can you bring to home based biz ops if you are already working a 40+ hour work week?

Maybe you can put another 20 hours in a week to build your opportunity but for how long before you explode or your family does? This is the main reason most people fail. It is not for lack of desire. It is because you just do not have the time. Time is not something we are going to get more of so we have to be smarter about how we use our time. We must maximize the amount of time we have. This is where ROI (Return On Investment) comes in.

If I can go sell FlareCopters and work 3 hours a day and make $300.00, and I do regularly, then that leaves me another 5 hours to focus my desire on home based biz ops. But if I am already working an 8 hour day I need to work a 13 hour day to get the same results.

How long can you work 13 hours a day before you explode?

This truly is the reason most people fail. But something that also contributes to the failure is the by-product of this which is fear. See it is a catch 22. Let’s say you cut back your hours at your current J.O.B. (Just Over Broke)…well…you are gonna make less money and that leaves you less money to put at risk. Fear of failing will cause you to not try the things you need to because you are just not sure and you can not afford to be wrong or the bills don’t get paid. This is a very real fear, a valid fear and quite simply reality.

It is actually an advantage when you are starting and have nothing to lose but most of us are not in that position. Most of us do have something to lose and other people counting on us and our ability to provide.

This is the thing most leader’s in the Home Based Business market fail to acknowledge. To them it is some sort of weakness to deal with the reality of having to pay your mortgage. Their attitude is just don’t let anything stop you. For some that may work but for most it is just not an option.

This brings me to the third thing you need and that is quite simply money. This idea that you can start a business for $50.00 and never spend a dime to grow it is absolute rubbish and this idea needs to be abolished. It is not fair to the Home Based Biz Ops reputation and not fair to people trying to start their own home based business. So I will say it out loud and if you want to click off this website to find someone that will blow sunshine up your ass then so be it.

It is going to take an investment of real cash to grow your business!

The Truth About Home Based Biz Ops

Here is an example of dishonest marketing:

Empower Network tells you that for $25.00 you can start your own home based business. Maybe you can to get their up front initial fee paid. What they forget to tell you is that to completely follow their plan will cost you thousands of dollars in upgrades and their whole program is based on paid advertising. Obviously paid advertising is not free.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying this is a bad program. I am saying it does not cost only $25.00 and in fact costs much more if you want to be successful.

So as not to single out Empower Network I will give you another example. There is another company out there advertising a 21-Step System and supposedly you can start for Free. Of course only after you pay the $49.00 application fee. They guarantee that if you do not make a profit with-in 30 days they will pay you $500.00. Sounds pretty good right? Problem is that Step-6 in their 21-Step System calls for you to invest another $1000.00+ for additional material and without it you can not complete the rest of the steps. In my opinion this is one of the most scandalous frauds I have see but apparently none of this is illegal because it happens all the time.

The main point is that it takes money to make money and if you believe otherwise you will fall victim to many of these “Businesses”. Another point is that these marketer’s would not sell their wares in that fashion if they did not know that people believed it. So take off the blind fold and deal with reality. If you want to make money you are going to have to spend some.

FlareCopter has solved the 3 main problems I was faced with Time, Effort and Money. I am not saying it is the only way to go but I am saying it has worked for me. If you want to learn more you can email me at glenn@flarecopter.com and I will be happy to speak with you.

To Your Success,

Curtis Group Inc / Home Based Biz Ops