Monday, February 9, 2015

Lemonade Stand... USA 2015

If one googles 'how to start a lemonade stand' one might find all sorts of simple business advice on opening a lemonade stand. Some articles will suggest it's a great way to teach the children about small business or an entrepreneur. However, in the police state USA (similar to the defunct USSR) it could also teach another lesson about how the government and the parasite class has established a significant barrier to the marketplace and how difficult it has become to do business in the "land of the free" (sarcasm). It might also reveal the true nature of how government really operates and how similar it is to the mafia.

This isn't just speculation, a recent article in Forbes even took notice of government's war on lemonade stands in an article entitled "The Inexplicable War on Lemonade Stands".

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Solutions! Naturally!

There are many solutions to problems we seem to have forgotten over the years and I'll give you some examples... Insect repellant... it didn't start with the advent of Chemical companies... it's been around allot longer than you may imagine. Here's a homemade version you may find very helpful.

I recently had a motorcycle accident. Of course, one of the first things they prescribed me was "Anti-biotics" translated... Against Life. I myself want to live... so I didn't take that crap. There are natural alternatives that do a much better job.

Vitamin C

Collodal Silver

Silver Surfer Cream

Tea Tree Oil

There is a myriad of more effective natural solutions... from cleaning your house to feeding yourself to manufacturing automobiles... we've become very single minded in relying on one product... petroleum. There's millions of other solutions! Don't be fooled!

Most of these can be simply made at home... and if you get good at it... you can start your own micro-business... bottle them and head on down to the nearest flea market!

Friday, September 2, 2011

How to plan...from a speech to the rest of your life...

A Time magazine article "The New Greatest Generation" recently pointed out the US Army's operation order structure works well in many situations. The acronym SMESC or the Sergeant Major Eats Sugar Cookies stands for Situation, Mission, Execution, Support, Command

If you are giving a presentation that lays out an action plan, you can use the same structure. It has 5 parts:

    Situation: What’s the problem?
    Mission: What’s our strategy for solving the problem?
    Execution: What tactics are we going to use?
    Support: What are the logistics? (What people and equipment do we need?)
    Command: What other organizations (teams, suppliers, etc.) have to be involved?

Army Study Guide Operation Order

It's not a stretch to understand that a good outline goes a long way to breaking any task into much more simple tasks. It's also an example of deductive reasoning. Whether one uses the Army method or not the key is breaking down major tasks into digestible small tasks that can be done in minutes, hours, days or weeks instead of being overwhelmed by the whole. This is really the key to success.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Competition is American. Don't you agree?

Americans love football. And what's even better is a hard fought struggle where the underdog with a severe disadvantage... but with heart, courage and determination inches past the favored team to victory. Football fans have always loved the underdog because of those displays of personal fortitude and teamwork. The Jets winning Superbowl III is one many remember. I recall a game last year... Jacksonville State, a team on the brink of being disbanded beats Ole Miss 49-48 on an unbelievable performance by their quarterback and the equally courageous call to go for two to win by the coach. I was watching the game in a room of people as it happened... and having no idea of who Jacksonville State was, who played on the team or even where they were located... spontaneously everyone became Jacksonville State fans and then everyone in the room started jumping up for joy at the amazing effort. It truly was a golden moment in football and no one had to be told... they knew.

But would Americans love football very much if every year the same team won? Would anyone even care? Would we see innovations like the Wishbone, the forward pass, the hurry up offense, or the 46 if the winner of every game was already determined before the game was played? There's no doubt about it. HELL NO!!

More over, if the team that won the championship every year was ...say... Ohio State as an example. Would it also then be justified to declare Ohio St. the master of all sports... and then all college academics? Would we put Ohio St. in charge of University building design, book approval, college loans, dress codes and even what cheers people could utter? After all, they are supreme!

Football wouldn't be very exciting and in fact, as Ohio St. crept into every aspect of college life, college life would probably start becoming more sad and depressing. Even being  a Ohio St. fan wouldn't be all that exciting because more than likely, people would stop coming.

So, seeing the declining attendance and morale... what if Ohio St. forced people to show up... to buy tickets to the games... to cheer for the home team... even though they would know Ohio St. would eventually always prevail. Would you think the crowd would be any more excited? Would the players be very motivated? Would they even care? I doubt the players would be spending nights and weekends on the game plan, practicing or working out in the weight room. More than likely, the players would end up being very lazy and the fans would probably start getting testy!

And that in a bottle is exactly the problem with our government. They've taken all the fun out because they allowed one group to always be the winner. No, it's not Ohio St., it's called the Federal Reserve. They are the only ones who can counterfeit money legally. Print money out of thin air. And they're the one's who ultimately control the credit to do anything. Got a great idea? Without financing... that idea won't go very far. There are no Joe Namath's winning the Superbowl and no Jacksonville State stories in the American economy anymore.

Is it any wonder why the economy is headed in the direction it's going? It's boring us all to tears! Shear drudgery! We know who wins every time! We've been prisoners to this for nearly 100 years now.

So it's up to you America... Do you love football? ...Yes! Do you love nail biting competition? ... Yes! Do you love seeing heart, skills, innovation, creativity, courage, determination put to the test every time a team steps on the field? ... Absolutely!   Then the solution is right in front of you!   .... it's time to End the Fed!!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A Real Education... a way back for the sheeple and the economy.

It is certainly true that an education system is the engine that drives an economy in innovation and technology. But for more than 100 years... the majority of the "educated" have been indoctrinated into being good worker bees. This is the Prussian model. It's been in the US for over 100 years and promoted by the government as well as the globalists behind the scenes.

Another method, that dates far back is called the "Trivium". It uses the natural method of learning and building upon knowledge to logic and wisdom. Rather than attempt to explain it more I'll just refer you to notes that do a much better job. Trivium and Quadrivium Cliff Notes by Gene Odening

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Why are Ninjas invisible?

Invisibility is the state of an object that cannot be seen.

A Ninja was a covert agent or mercenary of feudal Japan specializing in unorthodox arts of war. The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage, infiltration, and assassination, as well as open combat in certain situations. The ninja, using covert methods of waging war, were contrasted with the samurai, who had strict rules about honor and combat. In his Buke Myōmokushō, military historian Hanawa Hokinoichi writes of the ninja:
They travelled in disguise to other territories to judge the situation of the enemy, they would inveigle their way into the midst of the enemy to discover gaps, and enter enemy castles to set them on fire, and carried out assassinations, arriving in secret.

Sun Tzu's The Art of War
Chapter 1: Laying Plans Point 18:  "All Warfare is based on Deception."
Chapter 2: Waging War Point 6 and 19 "There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare." "In war, then, let your great object be victory, not lengthy campaigns." (Strike swiftly and decisively)
Chapter 5: Energy Point 15: "Energy may be likened to the bending of a crossbow; decision, to the releasing of a trigger."
"Chapter 7: Maneuvering  Point 19: "Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt."

What one sees isn't necessarily what is reality. But many times people are easily lead to see what they want to believe.

Barings Security and Nick Leeson in the 1990s. Creating the illusion that everybody wants to believe. Today a billion isn't that substantial with the likes of AIG and Bernie Madoff but this is a story of how one man lost $1 billion.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

More Brilliant Ideas to change the world

A free market alternative to trash disposal... this is cleverly referred  to as a Muffin Monster (check out the case studies)

A new source of energy... the energy catalyzer
The energy catalyzer was demonstrated publicly for first time on the 14th January 2011. According to its inventor Andrea Rossi it has a closed reactor of steel that is loaded with nickel powder plus secret catalysts and pressurized with hydrogen.
It’s ‘ignited’ by heating from two electrical resistances. In a copper tube around the reactor, water heated by the reactor is flowing.
The heat is generated from an unknown reaction, according to Rossi himself, and according to Professor Sven Kullander and Associate Professor Hanno Essén probably a nuclear reaction.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Innovative New Ideas

A house that transforms into a fortress.

 The author of the article might not think the United States need a safe house... but with the growing police state. This house just might be perfect for the next 10-20 years. I doubt it could withstand more than a few Hellfire missiles from those harmless airborne drones being given to the local police forces..

Safe House transform into Impenetrable Concrete Box - Wired Article

A solar powered fridge developed by a student

Sometimes the neatest things are revealed by the most unlikely people and this is one of those, a refrigerator for the third world... and just in time for America's entry into the third world! Now we just need a version big enough to fit 18 cu. ft. worth of stuff!

What makes this story particularly funny is the young lady who invented it. Was refused from a engineering course because she wasn't "qualified".

Amazing solar powered fridge 

I'm thinking this could be a great idea for air conditioning a small home.

Running TV ads for a few hundred bucks!

Want to create a TV ad and run it on TV? You can... it's easier than you think!

Silver Update: Silver nears $50

In December I pointed out Silver was the Best Investment of 2011. At the time Silver was around $28. In January it dropped a bit... into the $26s and then began to launch. So, if you bought in the $26-28 range is it time to run? Is Silver a bubble about to pop?

Check out these charts... the Dow vs. Silver

If you look at the chart to the right. Silver hit a 27 year support in 2007... and yet the biggest gains have been since.

And if you look at this chart you'll see after 2007 the ratio continued to drop.

These charts would suggest it might be time to start diversifying. And if you do believe in these charts I'd say you may want to take some off the table and stick it into something else that has tangible value (non-dollar denominated). But I'm not convinced because I believe in another chart much more.

The chart on the right shows the value of gold vs. the Dow since 1900.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Keynes vs. Hayek Round Two

Economics is getting fashionable thanks to Econ Stories. Keynes advocates War to boost the economy and Hayek counters with bottom up entrepreneurship! I'd say Hayek's logic wins hands down!

And the first Keynes vs. Hayek... still awesome.