Friday, March 30, 2007
Bush As The President - A Deep Insight
George W. Bush and his presidency seem to approach heavy disgrace.
After the September 9/11 attack, Bush seems to be ranked as the worst president ever.
While he is seriously going to be ranked, A survey was conducted in year 2004 by history network.
This survey reveled that 82 percent people in US believed that Bush's administration was a failure. Those who considered bush as a successful president, was because of his comparison with the bill Clinton.
This is the reason why the public that once supported Bush with heavy votes, is ready to show him a dismissal attitude now.
No president in the history has ever seen such a low rating.
If we think over it, we can feel how some president's reputation can be so down this way.
The answer is very obvious.
When we look at the old historian presidents, we find them serving the nation, making efforts to change the country.
They all had one common motive, and that was, the service of the nation.
Bush has divided this country and left the country on the verge of worst situations.
He has showed a failure in major key area where the country needed the development.
Almost every president in US history is successful in wining the trust of the nation but Bush has faced a failure.
Just for the sake of a seat, this person threw the country in wars. It seems that the president has less concern for the country and he is interested in gaining votes only.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
There's No Such Thing as a Stupid Question, Really?
Ever since I began teaching (26 years ago), I have heard hundred's of teachers, parents and administrators declare that there is no such thing as a stupid question. I even believed it at one time myself. But the longer I taught and the better I became at my craft, I realized that this statement just wasn't true. There is such a thing as a stupid question.
Now before you rush to get your pitchforks, ropes and torches to lynch me for being a heretic, let me explain my position. After years of teaching and working in the classroom, I have come across students, parents and even teachers who use "there's no such thing as a stupid question" as a justification for opening their mouth and speaking without thinking. Yes, we want to encourage people to not be afraid to ask questions but not at the expense of thinking first. A question that is asked without thinking first is a stupid question.
"Well, what is a stupid question?", you might ask.
A stupid question has many forms. One of the most common stupid questions is the one that asks about something that was just discussed. This shows that person asking isn't polite enough to pay attention to the speaker and should remain silent rather than reveal their rudeness.
Another type of stupid question is the one that is asked in order to get the speaker off task. It is not meant to increase one's knowledge or to clarify a misunderstanding; it has one purpose only and that is to get the speaker off task and away from the subject at hand. This is not only a stupid question but a waste of time.
Then there is the question that could have been answered by the person asking the question, but they are so lazy that they ask rather than look up the answer themselves. The classic form for this type of question is when a student asks what is the homework assignment when they have been given all of the assignments ahead of time. All this question does is confirm that the inquirer is lazy.
So, what should be done about stupid questions?
You should make people aware of them. I take the time to demonstrate to my students and those whom I lecture that there are stupid questions and we should avoid them at all costs. I then give them examples of some popular stupid questions to prevent them from committing such a faux pas.
You are probably thinking that this would prevent my students from asking questions, but that isn't the case. My students ask questions regularly and without fear. They understand what a stupid question is and avoid it. This saves time and keeps us on task. If you wish to increase the frequency in which your audience asks questions verbally reward the inquirer with positive reinforcement. Rewarding them for asking a good question will increase the number of questions asked and the question will be well thought out. Doing this will create great discussions and make your talks more interesting.
Let's be aware that there really are stupid questions and work together to eliminate them from our classrooms, workplace or lecture halls.
Monday, March 26, 2007
Nancy Pelosi If You Had Been President On 9/11/2001, What Would You Have Done
All the World leaders and leaders of America that cared about the USA were in agreement that Iraq should be attack and now four years later we are in the middle of a civil war that no one could have imagined. A Civil war has erupted because the leader of the Muslim world by the name of Muhammad died so suddenly that there was confusion as to who would be the next ruler of the Islamic state. To this day, the Islamic world is divided because of this issue (Shia vs. Sunni). President Pelosi now has to decide to cut and run or stay in Iraq and finish the job of bringing freedom to the 75 percent of the Iraqis that desire freedom.
It does not matter how many peaceful Muslims there may be, they are no protection from the terrorist Muslim leaders and what they are fanatically bent on doing - by their own pronouncements - killing all of us "infidels." the peaceful Muslims are afraid to lend a hand. What would you do if the choice was shut up or die? In countries without freedom you will be killed.
So who are we at war with? There is no way we can honestly respond that it is anyone other than the Muslim terrorist Trying to be politically correct and avoid verbalizing this conclusion can well be fatal. There is no way to win if you do not clearly recognize and articulate who you are fighting. We can definitely lose this war, and as anomalous as it may sound, the major reason we can lose is that so many of us simply do not fathom the answer to the second question: What does losing mean? It would appear that a great many of us think that losing the war means hanging our heads, bringing the troops home and going on about our business, like post Vietnam.
This is as far from the truth as one can get. What losing really means is: We would no longer be the premier country in the world. The attacks will not subside, but rather will steadily increase. Remember, the terrorist want us dead, not just quiet. If they had just wanted us quiet, they would not have produced an increasing series of attacks against us over the past 18 years. The plan is clearly for terrorists to attack us, until we are neutered and submissive to them. If we lose the war, our production, income, exports and way of life will all vanish as we know it. The Muslim terrorist fully know what is riding on this war, and therefore are completely committed to winning, at any cost. We'd better know it too, and be likewise committed to winning at any cost!! Thank you President Pelosi and our great Soldiers, I am so proud that "DEFEAT" is one word that you and I do not use. I AM WITH YOU ALL THE WAY EVEN IF YOUR LAST NAME WERE BUSH OR KERRY OR MRS. CLINTON.
Friday, March 23, 2007
African Leaders Mindset
There are little things some African leaders should be subjected to before taking over power. They should be appreciative, of 'little things', which the creator has bestowed on the continent.
A visionary leadership cannot come to be: going by the unpopular actions and decisions of some African leaders. Without a vision, a people perish. Little things begat great things. They need to sit back and think hard for once especially those countries that are in different shades of turmoil.
As I have remarked elsewhere, no foreign nation outside the fringes of the continent will waste their real resources to chart a path of progress for black Africa. Africans simply have to do it themselves. The intrinsic nature of Man is about self-preservation, survival and opportunism.
Morals? Yes, that could be negotiated. Nobody easily gives you what you deserve until you negotiate.
It is a pity that in most parts of black Africa and I will made bold to say that, what engages many so-called leaders are very 'surface' things, bordering on ephemeral issues.
Elsewhere, secrets of successful human development and nation building are open secrets.
The men of influence in Africa can only bring themselves to discover these secrets if they break things down to basics. The so-called little things they tend to ignore.
Of course, a dose of patience has to be in tow as new structures and values are being put in place.
These little things are part of our essence; they make us complete as part of humanity.
If in doubt, lets take a few moments to reflect and explore the impact of this mindset and values amongst our fellow homo sapiens in those countries; those countries some African rulers rush to, on mere suspicion of even malaria attack- a tropical disease. They gleefully make noise about their departure and arrival during such trips! 'My boss just came back from abroad for general checkup" a Personal assistant would proudly announce to the local press.
Only if we can use God given comparative advantage to have the best of resources including state of the art hospitals- manned by highly motivated personnel- in the continent.
I believe wherever we were born, we did not have a hand in it at procreation. This is accepted. It was not by accident, therefore, we can as well make our own part of the planet a better place.
This goes beyond religion that many African nations now hide behind as a temporary shelter for being ineptitude.
Let us think about 'little things' may be our warped value system will change for the better because the rest of the world is waiting for our real contribution to this global space.
Sunday, March 18, 2007
The Day America Was Hijacked
I am solidly behind the calls for impeachment of Bush and Cheney, even though I have a clear understanding of the fact that impeaching these guys is sort of like firing the waiters in the restaurant where you got food poisoning.
Yeah, they're a couple of really rude scoundrels that deserve to go, but they just serve the food. We should be asking ourselves, What's going on in the kitchen? And who really owns this joint, anyway?
What with public confidence in government going down faster than a priest at a little league game, most of us are feeling as clueless as George Bush at a Mensa meeting.
I mean, what has happened to the dream that was once the republic of The United States of America? Exactly when we did we begin the slide into fascism and totalitarianism?
I'll tell you exactly when. December 23, 1913.
That was the night that congress passed the Federal Reserve Act. It's the night our elected officials handed over the keys to all of our lives by giving the cartel of international banks that IS the federal reserve control over the issuance of our national currency.
The banks and our government effectively became partners in the enslavement of the American people in just a few short moments that fateful night.
It was back in 1693 that the Bank of England became the first central bank of that country of our ancestors. Some really sharp guys who owned that bank back then had figured out you could take over the entire country without firing a shot by doing one thing. Getting the government into debt.
That's right. The creation of debt is the instrument by which the bank effectively took over the government, and that formula works as well today as it did over 300 years ago.
Governments are taken over, and the people of a country become enslaved, when the banks control the government through the governments debts, and the issuance of the national currency.
The trick for the banks of course became figuring out the fastest way to get the government to borrow lots of money.
And this isn't a hard question, folks. What's the most expensive endeavor known to man? Even Dubya knows this one.
Do you think it's a coincidence that the first world war broke out just a short time after the passage of the federal reserve act? It's not. The massive debts incurred gave the banks complete control over our entire country, and that control persists to this day.
The bankers treat government like pushers treat junkies. Give them a taste, make the product affordable and easy to get, and they're hooked for life.
Of course, if you're going to enslave an entire country by turning it's government into a junkie, it would be prudent for you as the banker to figure out a way to make sure the junkie has enough money to buy your drugs, er, I mean service those massive debts.
Enter the passage, make that alleged passage, of the 16th amendment authorizing the income tax.
This isn't the con of the century, folks. It's the con of all time.
The whole scam is actually a perversely beautiful thing in the savage simplicity of it's genius.
So many generations have gone by since that fateful night that The Fed is perceived by almost everybody as the very bedrock foundation of a great economic system, when in fact, it's just the biggest lie ever told.
Yup, the slick SOBs that pulled this off make modern terrorists look like Mother Theresa.
I invite those of you who are intrigued by the notion that our nation was hijacked by a bunch of really rich con men almost a 100 years ago to read the definitive textbook on this subject. It's called The Creature From Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin. Read it, and weep.
Then by all means let's fire those obnoxious waiters, and let's sack the cook, and then let's get serious and go after the owners of the restaurant; the banks that have enslaved us all.
We just have do a couple of things. Get a law passed that prohibits government from borrowing, and then take back control over the issuance of our nation's money. Oh yeah, then we get rid of the income tax.
Let's get this junkie into rehab. Cold turkey baby.
Then the insanity that has plagued us for almost 100 years will stop, and America can become the beacon of hope for all mankind that it once was, a very long time ago.
Friday, March 16, 2007
We All Are One - Is There A Comeback
"We all are one, we are the same person…" wrote Bob Marley, world-renowned reggae singer. But that was nearly thirty years ago, and what exactly has changed? What happened to that profound message of standing in unity and recognizing that we're all human beings with similar needs, feelings, and aspirations?
Very few would argue that all of humanity is connected, and what is happening to one, is happening to another. Globalization has made sure of that. Through the variety of media outlets, we applaud courage, embrace integrity, and defend those who cannot defend themselves. We are the same person -- our achievements, our dreams, our triumphs, are all of ours to share together. We participate in gatherings of all kinds to benefit from the progress that prospers us all. However, when do we stop to notice and change the opposite?
The pernicious doings of others is also our shame and tragedy. As a whole, what we do, or don't do, contributes to the negative realities around us. I watch people criticize and point their finger away from themselves and onto others. I shed tears as I watch a world of people contaminate consciousness by excluding, separating, or destroying. Why do we run into the arms of pretense that bad things and bad people are someone else's problem? I often wonder what has happened to this concept that we are all one.
Then on February 21, 2007, I watched the amazing alliance between Oprah Winfrey, famed talk show host, and guest Bill O'Reilly, the controversial, do-gooder host of the O'Reilly Factor. They joined forces and media power to go after child molesters and predators with a focus on a piece of legislation called "Jessica's Law" in honor of Jessica Lunsford, a 9-year old Florida rape and murder victim. What struck me about the alliance was not only the fact that we needed to band together against these evil predators, but Oprah's final words of acknowledgment that these victimized children were OUR children. She did not separate those children as victims of someone else, children of someone else, but OUR children, and she was right. I felt my spirit come alive with the utterance of a universal truth.
We need to build on that type of expansive thinking. We need to recognize that everything we do in our lifetime contributes to all those we encounter. And all those we encounter influence all those they encounter, and it goes on and on. Everything we do affects us together. If we do nothing, and only focus on our immediate realities, we are contributing and giving permission for others to indulge in all that is negative. Individually, each of us can make a difference.
We are far too connected to escape responsibility. As we have begun to embrace the concept of "shifting consciousness" to enact all that can ever be good for us by shifting from negative to positive; we must also expand our consciousness by shifting it toward responsibility to others. We have the power to positively change a world that is dishonest, cruel, and unjust, if only by shifting consciousness.
TODAY'S SPIRIT urges that we live in spirit and access the power that imagines anything is possible. Shift you consciousness away from "me", and into "ours" to include everyone. We have to do it. We need to get a sense that our community is a world community that is free of exclusion. That is the evolutionary path we are taking to better the world. Every time you dare to imagine a world that is ours together, those thoughts will contribute to evolutionary impulses that will eventually change the world. The results will not be mine, or yours, but ours. This is the sole reason we should remember that we all are one.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
What's Worse - A Rogue Male Cop Or Female Cop?
Interesting question huh? Well let me put it this way, and by no means I'm suggesting this is true in all situations with every officer. But through working with male officers and female officers, male officers are by far more aggressive and more likely to violate your rights. But here's an interesting thing I have found. If a female officer investigates a domestic complaint, especially a complaint by a female victim against a male victim, WATCH OUT! And if the female officer is the senior officer on the scene, get your hat guys, you're probably going to jail.
I have learned that female cops are no different as officers, than as regular housewives. They tend to be emotional and homey. But as law enforcement officers, they can shoot just as well as males, they can chase you down, and perform any other task as well as their counterparts. The only difference I ever witnessed was on domestic calls.
I would generally want to deal with a female officer than a male officer any day. They simply have a perception of being fair. I'm not knocking the males, but the female officers tend to be more understanding if you run a red light, etc.
I once worked with a female officer that was meaner then a chicken in a fox den. She didn't play. She was so mean that I was scared she would arrest me one day. She gave no breaks or second chances. One day I asked her about this and she stated " That's the law ". She wasn't rogue but stern. Many other times while we were paired together I would observed just how close she became to earning the title of 'rogue' cop. She never earned the title while with me. I earned it later though.
Anyway, this brings me to say, respect honorable police officers. I have to constantly tell myself to commend those who wear the badge with honor, male or female. You should address them as sir or ms. Don't treat them as anything other than what they are, professionals! The only officer that gets plenty press is a 'caught' rogue cop. The good ones rarely gets noticed.
In this article, let me commend all of the good and honorable officers, and I'm sure you have the peoples thanks as well.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Addicted To Myspace
Ok, I admit I have a problem. A few weeks ago, my Aunt told me how she had been on Myspace.com and how she was having fun adding her friends. I had heard of Myspace but always shunned it because I thought it was for kids and also that any 35 year old man that logged on would feel like an Internet predator. But after talking to my Aunt, I thought it sounded fun and it was also another way to connect with more people and spread the Word. SO, I logged on, created an account, and added all my info. The next thing I did was search for my High School friends. I found several and added them as friends. When you add someone as your friend, that person is sent an email that asks them to accept of reject your outstretched hand of friendship and approve them. It was nice to hear from them because I hadn't heard hide nor hair of them in years. It's always fun to connect with others that you shared a common experience with. There is a kinship there that is very strong.
After I had built a group of about 20 "Friends", the fascination with Myspace began. I devoted many hours to finding and adding people I knew to my "friends" list. This fascination became an addiction because I found myself logging on multiple times throughout the day, to check for any recent additions to High School friends, College friends, and old Army buddies. But as with any fascination, it became a bit mundane because after all of this time spent adding people into my fold, I soon realized that I had found everyone that I personally knew that had an account on Myspace. I was saddened by this, so I decided to add the "famous" folks that have sites. I added new friends such as Jimmy Buffett, Glenn Beck, Todd Agnew, John Couger Mellancamp, every Manchester United Soccer player I could find, and of course, Gary Busey! All of these famous folks were and are now my friends!! I now have a direct connection with all of these folks!!! Maybe I should shoot out an email and see if Jimmy, Glenn, and Gary want to get together this weekend for 18 holes?
Hold it! Tis time to admit that I have a problem. The Oxford Dictionary defines Addict as:
Devote or apply habitually or compulsively.
Ephesians 5:18-20 tells us "And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." Whatever the fascination/addiction, we are told in this passage of scripture to instead, fill our self with the Holy Spirit and through Him, the less we will participate in the addiction.
Obviously, this applies to more than a Myspace addiction. This applies to everything from pornography to alcoholism, but I have shown through my Myspace addiction that all of us are vulnerable to addictions of this world that stem from our own flesh and the father of lies himself. So, when you feel the urge to give in to your addiction, reach instead for your Bible. Fill yourself with it and the other will lose its control.
And as for Myspace, don't believe that you really are friends with the famous people you add to your site. Sure, deep down, I want to think that all of the famous folks log and personally add you as a friend, but do they really? Because I am a scientist, I had to do a little experiment. I read in the news yesterday that the British singer Robbie Williams had checked himself into rehab on Monday. But not just any rehab, he checked into a secluded rehab in Arizona where patients have no contact with the outside world. No media of any kind and no visitors either. So, I seized this moment as a way to find out if he is the one running the site or if it's someone else. I found his official Myspace site and added him as a friend on Tuesday. The funny thing was, he accepted my friendship the next day. I am honored that he risked his own sobriety to sneak to a computer in the rehab center and accept me as a friend. Now that is a true friend!
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Why Do We Buy Things That Don't Work?
You probably have a list. I know I do. A list of things that either never work or rarely work as promised. Yet, they continue to be sold day after day. Whether it's an infomercial or a magazine ad for another diet pill or penis enlargement product. Or all the sexual stamina herbs for men and sometimes women. I have a chopper that looked great on the TV ad but is lousy in the kitchen. I guess I should have stuck to chopping soft tomatoes like they did. Anyway, the list goes on and on. So, why do we buy this stuff?
Well, we hate to have to exercise and cut out sweets to lose weight. So the diet pills, or books explaining how to lose fat without any effort, are an easy fix. Sure, it sounds too good to be true, but just what if this one really works? The same is true for any quick solution to our social, albeit, sexual issues. Then there are all the instant-millionaire schemes. Like working at home, buying foreclosures, stuffing envelopes, or starting a website. They are all sure-fire successes just begging for you to buy the details in a DVD, book, or online download. The problem is that when you get it home and read the fine print, it's mostly bullsh*t or a rehash of stuff you already know.
So let's return to the other group; products, foods, and devices. Look at all the exercise items that promise the loss of inches in mere days. They look cheap and are cheap. The models using the machines have terrific abs and perfect bodies. Do you actually think they got that way using the product? Read the fine print which invariably states that: "These results are not typical." When a diet pill offers the same claim, it's further says that; "it works only when accompanied by diet and exercise." So, what's the point of the product?
My chopper was badly designed, but it looked nice. Why do so many of these items end up in infomercials if they are great products? Is it perhaps that no national chain would touch them? After all, Target or Wal-Mart would have to honor the returns for full refunds. These mail-order items have shipping costs that are non-refundable, whether when ordering or returning. So the Ginzu knife or Blue-blocker glasses get you with the additional S & H (shipping and handling) expense. Even when they toss in a few extras, there is always S & H, to offset the freebies. And it's not just mail-order stuff.
From the cheapest pen that never writes to the luxury car that breaks down all the time, we put up with them. I just bought a container of foil-wrapped mints where 50% are stuck to the wrapper and therefore inedible. I have clocks that lose time, calculators that last a month or so, user's manuals that tell me next to nothing and batteries that last only a week. Ironically, my most reliable items are the cheapest. My paperclips, rubber-bands, toothpicks, and scotch tape work pretty well. My one-penny nails are quite reliable. But I can find fault with dozens of products I use daily that drive me crazy.
For instance, my electric can opener, more often than not, doesn't catch on the can's lid. Finally I bought an old-fashioned manual one for three bucks that works every time. This trend is leading us back to a time when life was simpler. Automation isn't always the answer. Soap dispensers can be become clogged, so why not revert to a bar of soap? That type of thing. I understand that we are creatures of habit and like our toys. But we must be wary of false claims not be the guinea pigs for new products. And don't be afraid to return something that fails to live up to the hype. Okay?
Well, I have to admit that I'm writing this article on word processing program off a desktop computer. But I bet I could have done just as well with a pad of paper and pencil. And it would have been less likely to crash, have a virus, give me carpal-tunnel syndrome, or flash a message that announces, "You've got mail!" when it's really just another piece of spam. Nuff said.
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Has Lying and Cheating Become the Norm?
I was looking at Yahoo Answers, a website where anyone can ask and answer a posted question. Many students are posing their homework in search of an easy answer they can turn in as their own work. If you think I'm kidding, there is actually a category called, "homework help." Now I guess that most students figure that Yahoo Answers sure beats having to go to the library or researching the question. But, how many of them think that this is a form of cheating? Do they tell the teacher that they got the answer off that site? The sad fact is that many of the people answering have little or no knowledge about the subject. Heck, they could even using an answer from someone the same age or younger, than the pupil.
I realize that plagiarism has been around forever, which doesn't make it right. But it's just the tip of the issue. Later in life, will these same young adults lie about what or who they are, on a job application? Will they lie to their spouses about where they are at any given time? How will they know the right thing to do if society looks the other way? We tend to justify the lie. When we find little Johnny lying, we make up a slew of excuses for his behavior. He was stressed, under pressure, fearing failure, a product of divorced parents, or just going through puberty. Poor Johnny, he's simply a victim.
A decade later, when he robs a store or shoplifts, he is again a victim of social ills. He lost his job, had to feed his family, or has a bipolar disorder. Poor Johnny. So I have to ask you; when is cheating or lying a sin? We accept the fact that car salesman and politicians make false claims or promises they can't back up. Rebates never arrive as stated. Service people don't arrive on time. We get bad advice from consultants and so-called experts. Store clerks steer us in the wrong direction. Even the IRS people give out the wrong answer over half the time, So, what should we believe about the human condition?
I am somewhat an optimist and hope that the vast majority will do the right thing. In studies where a wallet is dropped on a crowded street, many people will look for the owner. But not all. If you receive too much change back from a clerk, will you point out the mistake and return the correct amount? Are you a good role model for your kids? This not to say that you alone are the mentor. Unfortunately, TV has plenty of shows where cheating is funny. Most recent sit-coms have the husband lying to the wife almost every episode. Then he gets caught, has to make up another lie to cover the first one and hilarity ensues. With this type of situation as our guide, isn't it obvious what we are up against?
Divorce is rampant and mostly due to cheating spouses. Celebrities do it so it must be okay. Having 3 or 4 marriages is no longer a stigma. Priests are having sex with boys and covering it up. Our higher-ranking politicians are getting indicted for lies and deceit. Doctors and teachers are not living up to our expectations. So, where are the formally highly regarded role models? Where do we turn?
Look in the mirror. That's the only one you can trust anymore. It begins right there. Don't worry about the rest of the world. Commit to practicing good morals and ethics in you own life. If you can live a life that is straightforward and above board, then you have done your small part to break the cycle. Your friends and family will benefit from your example and your children will carry forward that legacy, without even knowing it. Ultimately, you are the only one you have to answer to, so be trustworthy and honest. And that deserves a big, Yahoo!
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Robert G. Allen Real Estate Scam? Complete Review of the Robert Allen Institute
Robert G. Allen is a seminar face man who's become popular through his real estate training presentations. Over the span of nearly two decades Robert G. Allen has authored many books on buying property with no money down.
Robert G. Allen has been accused of marketing his materials to people lacking real estate experience. He can make anyone feel like they will be able to profit by simply following his plan. However, much of the info that Robert Allen teaches can be found in disposable e-books.
Allen's past customers have scores of reasons for calling his setup a Robert G. Allen Scam. The Robert G. Allen Institute and his reps use a number of cheap selling tricks at their seminars. I've been told that Robert G. Allen even cries at the podium just to get more people to buy into his program.
Further allegations claim that Allen doesn't make his money from real estate deals but primarily from acting as a seminar front man. Robert G. Allen has also been involved in other marketing schemes. For example he was behind advertising vitamins and a multiple streams of internet income
I had an opportunity to check out Robert G. Allen's internet learning book. I can say it was not something that contributed to my online business. Throughout the book he focused on how easy it was for him to make close to 90 thousand dollars in one day.
However the thing he skipped over is that he got this done by selling to his opt in list, one that took years and thousand of dollars to create. It's also something that's not readily available to most folks looking to
start an online business.
Overall, Robert G. Allen's bad reputation trails him for a reason, mostly because he's proven to be untrustworthy. There were even rumors going around that his company's bankruptcy was declared to avoid paying increasing refund demands.
Monday, March 05, 2007
Cherokees Deny Memberships of Freed Slaves
This is what happens in a Democracy! I been kicked out with everybody else?
"Cherokees Pull Memberships of Freed Slaves" The latest news!
That one line says it all? Not on your life! The fact that the Cherokee had a ruling from their own Supreme Court that the enrolled "ex-slaves" descendants could not be cut, lead to a vote! But as you may have mixed feelings about this issue, please be aware, they are probably within their rights to make this event happen! I am not kidding you.
First off, the fact is supposed to be that as many Cherokee owned slaves, they were living inside the reservation. "Reservation" here means; A country within a Country! (see what happened to Israel when they allowed a country to stay within their new Country! Even if they were duped, they should have known better!)
The fact is; as they were living in the reservation, where the Cherokee owned, enslaved, beat, and raped and discriminated against them as a race, they were not originally part of the treaty with the USA. Later, in a second treaty, the USA forced the Cherokee to make a conciliatory codicil to the treaty forcing them to accept the enrollment of ex-slaves descendants then living within the reservation lands. They signed that they would. Gave their word in fact. You know, "they" meaning the Cherokee who forever has said that the "White man has never kept a promise or a treaty!"? That tribe. The Western Cherokee. The tribe in Oklahoma. That one, yeah.
You see the fact is; as Native Americans living in back in the East, they had a reservation there too. The had to give it up. They would not take a few acres and a mule and plow, but wanted to live as hunter/gatherers. (nothing wrong with that) So finally, as the "White" man was taking their lands by force and by plunder, they were moved off by the Government. Thus the "Trail of Tears" event.
The fact is; The Cherokee Tribe is run as a Democracy! That is the way a DEMOCRACY is!
You as an Individual have no rights above the group as a whole. You as an Individual would have rights if the country were a REPUBLIC, which the Western Cherokee Tribe is not. NO they are a DEMOCRACY, the very thing that our politicians want us to accept, by stating that phrase over and over and over! And I'm warning you......if you do begin to see this country as a Democracy, then you too will lose your citizenship!
I SAID;.....You are going to be kicked out of your tribe, your country also! Without a doubt, you will lose, as some now want, your citizenship for any infraction of speaking out against the Government of the United States of America!
Think not? Well just THINKING about certain things will get you a prison sentence! These days all they have to do is believe that you were "Thinking" something in a way that is, to them, criminal, and you will be in the poky so fast that your head will spin! Spit on the sidewalk? Was a Black person nearby? You were thinking disturbing Discriminatory things while breaking the law! You go to prison. You stopped to pray on the corner? Others saw you and joined in? Too bad, there was a Gay Rights Parade going on down that same street! You are breaking the law (assembly without permit) while "thinking" about some Discrimination in regards to other persons close by! That means prison! Period! Oh, you get a trail of sorts, but under what law? The law as the politicians have changed it! Not under the law under which we grew up.
Will the Western Cherokee Tribe get their way? Certainly! And they should I guess, on the grounds that they are a Democracy. But no way are they able to vote to gain or keep their right to self-determination! That sir, is a falsehood! Let me explain.
To vote upon MY right to self-determination, YOU must believe you can do the "determination" of me in some way. Either in a group decision or as an individual decision. Either way is a false-hood. IF I am a free man. IF I am living in a Republic. Then you cannot vote, or hinder me nor my rights of self-determination or citizenship! Self-determination means "self-determination", not "WE as a group have decided......!" Nope. Can't be any other way. Not in a Republic, nor in fact within Society as a whole. To do this is to become Communistic, in a way that some Russians could only dream of!
Self-determination is great. I practice it every day. In fact I change it on a whim! But, if it is not based upon real logic, and that using real truth, then it is not self-determination at all, but a lie!
The fact, of the truth, is; the Western Cherokee Tribe Members are Mulatto! End of discussion. Why do I say that? Because they cannot prove otherwise. You see all the Individual Native American Cherokee, that we know the names of in history, are all interbreed with English; Dutch; French; Spanish. Powhattan and his daughter too, were Mulatto! Pocy' haunt' us' was really saving her grandfather when she saved Smith! She was wrong, but she knew he appeared to be the grandfather! That's history! Look it up.
So the Native American that "invented" the Cherokee Alphabet, Didn't! The painting of him, Isn't!
I know that because his sister said the "White" man cut all his fingers off! And too, he never wore a turban! His letters were not made in the way that is shown! No, the Cherokee writing that was used, painted, scraped, or drawn on all the covered bridges and barns, warning of the disaster of the English and "White" man's taking all the land, was quite a bit different in fact.
The fact, and the truth is; our own Government has made treaties both condoning the addition and the condoning of the discrimination to prevent enrolling of anyone with "one drop" of African blood!
The Charter for the incorporation of the Pamunkey Tribe does not allow persons of African influence to become Pamunkey Tribal Members. And the Western Cherokee treaty and corporation, and they are a Corporation, does. At least as far as the descendants of their slaves it does.
So what is now the fact, and the truth, now? Well, that the Western Cherokee Tribe, voting on an issue to bar persons of African decent from their membership rolls, have just kicked themselves out of their own tribe!
Friday, March 02, 2007
Unions; a Dinosaur
What is a union? A body of like-minded people. What is a labor union? A body of people seeking rights that laws don't provide. Hmmm. I do agree that in-between the founding of the US, 1492, and today, 2007, we did have periods of time with either no or very weak labor laws existed. When such situations occurr[ed], unfortunately, employers get "High and mighty" too often and disregard employee's needs/rights.
From 1920 through 2006, hundreds of labor laws have been created so that all employees at least, under the law, are treated fairly. One of those laws, naturally, permits employees to unionize. My question is, why would employees want to unionize, with laws that exist to protect them? It is agreed that too many employers still find the need to fill the pockets of the executives of a company AT THE expense of the [lower level] employees. When executives go crazy, it behooves the employees to buy company stock and go to share-holder's meetings and complain and if needed, gain majority positions in the stock and force changes! TV shows and movies have been written about this.
What these movies do not discuss is the negatives of unionizing.
Let me share some of these concerns and negatives with you.
When a company is unionized, the union gets a percentage of every employee's paycheck.
While pay equality is supposed to be the idea, it is not. Your author was a retail clerk. A highly skilled retail clerk. While I agree that anyone can be trained to become a retail clerk, anyone can be trained to be anything-that is what schools are for. A meat cutter, a musician and a truck driver earn more money than a retail clerk. That is not equitable or fair. A top truck driver can earn $100,000 a year. An equally trained retail clerk running a department of 15 other employees and $5,000,000 in inventory earns about $15.00 an hour or $24,000 a year, less than 1/5 that of a truck driver!
When a strike occurs at a company by union wanna be's or current union employees, research has shown that the wages lost by the employees is never recovered. Also, a union employee is not more highly skilled than a non-union employee.
When an employee problem exists, rather than solving it on the spot, the union employee has a right to have a union rep on site. Time waster. If the union rep does not like the supervisor's directive, the union rep can call a strike and in US history, it has happened dozens of times.
Next, let's look at what categories of employees are being unionized! Airline pilots. $35,000 to $150,000 a year employees!
Red Cross employees. Entertainers. Some physicians are even considering it. The most highly paid people on earth in some cities of the US are seeking union representation. For what benefit?
Unions, remember, were created to protect employees before the era of worker's rights regarding accidents, fair hearings, and complaints on the job. There are state and federal laws now, to cover all of those employee rights components.
If you were a union officer, what would YOUR main job be? Isn't it "To convert more non-union shops/companies, to union companies-since union employees are paid based on how many conversions are brought into your union; not based on the need of employees.
It is time unions imploded.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Designed By Intelligence
I studied Microbiology and had helped teach (as a T.A.) Physical Science classes to hundreds of college students. It makes nothing short of perfect sense to me, and, may I add, to my professor, that man may be created by a Superior Intelligence.
That is, to say the least, not illogical to think that the world and man's existence could be planned and brought about by Intelligence. "Intelligent Design," they call it. But I guess all of that is so blatantly non-scientific, offensive, and illegal, that a federal judge barred a Pennsylvania public school district from even reading a statement about intelligent design in biology class, saying, "the concept is creationism in disguise," (AP, 12/20/05).
You see, as early as 1987, our Supreme Court had ruled that states could not require public schools to balance evolution lessons by teaching creationism.
Now, while it's not my business that people believe that they evolved from apes, ants, and amoebas, when they ban even the mention of a possibility of a Creator in the discussion of man's origin, I think I feel a fit of fury!
One of my favorite t-shirts reads "Designed by Intelligence" and I wear it to protest, to declare my origin, and to teach the science that has been censored. But I do admit defeat…they truly have amazingly managed to get their theory revered by the world and taught to all children as the scientific law of man's origin.
To them I say, you've earned the right and you fully deserve the privilege to put on your t-shirts "Mutated from Inanimate Molecules, Very Primitive Life Forms etc. via an Impossibly Successful Series of Entirely Random Accidents over Many Scientifically-Inexplicable Gaps and Loopholes."