It is About Time

As human beings, we all, come into this world through birth and go out through death. 

What really matters is what we individually do with our time in between.  Time is the equalizer.

While you can spend your time allowing others to dictate the quality of your life, for the period between the beginning of your life and death. Or, you can join in with others who value their time, and, take control of what your quality of life equals up to. 

Our time on earth can be brief, so why not make the best use of it each day? 

Nobody, not even our lawmakers or captains of industry, etc. knows how much time we or they have, yet, they spend each day maximizing their time to live life to the fullest, sometimes at your expense. 

You can help others, focus on finance, education or gamble your future away by putting it into someone else’s hands to dictate; escape through drugs, digital or virtue realities–or, you can hone in and focus in on maximizing your time.

For those experiencing an endless limousine ride to your private plane at someone else’s expense, you realize your time is of essence.  It is the only commodity we can not get back once it is loss.  You know you can always make more money but you can not, when it is all said and done, buy more time. Time waits for no man and no man can afford to wait for time.   What you do with your time can make life better or worst.

While you are ringing in the New Year celebrating the time gone by in 2009 or for this decade, remember, first item on your list for 2010 should be maximizing your time. 

You have the next innovation, advocacy, business, career or job opportunity for yourself or someone else, in your mind and right at your finger tips. 

Every man, woman and child can create something out of nothing.  Our planet has evolved utilizing that methodology.  Just envision it and plan to make it happen–do it in your time.

-Happy New Year

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2010, the American Citizen Protection Act

What’s amazing is that most Americans believe the outsourcing of american jobs to cheaper labor markets in India and China along with corporate gaming caused the collapse of our financial system.  Equally corporate America believes that the outsourcing has made companies more competitive and profitable.

The first group, American citizens rely on their salaries to be able to buy goods and services, and, businesses think making their products more inexpensively overseas makes them more affordable to the Americans who purchase them.  Without money however no goods or services can be purchased.

Hence, we are where we are today.  Government is doing everything they can to get citizens to support the economy so it can return to its once free-flowing state.  The failure of government is they just don’t get American citizens have less money and no financial security.  The financial prospectus of America changes daily prompting citizens to hold on tighter to whatever resources they still possess. 

We are watching our fellow country men falling like dominos hitting the streets in record numbers, jobless and homeless.  Makes no sense to purchase new stainless steel appliances when you could lose your job and house like many other Americans who are now standing in unemployment lines, living in storage units, cheap motels or sleeping on the streets of our nation.  

Holiday shopping seems like a total waste of money when you think ahead to 2010 and no one has any idea which way the financial wind will blow.  The best gift we can give our families is a consistent roof over their heads.

With so much uncertainty looming or lurching in the background Americans have short  political fuses as well.  We bounce back and forth to electing parties in office that have once let us down because we have loss interest in turning up at the polls in record numbers to vote any of these politicians into office. 

No American political party is for the people, it just sounds good in their political speeches. 

Their first loyalty is upholding the system, it does not matter how well or poorly it is operating.  Second loyalty is to their big money campaign donors this helps to keep the process ongoing.  Third and least, the American people–who else would they give their flowery speeches too or receive adulation from? 

So where will you be on the financial and political totem pole come 2010?

  1. Unemployed
  2. On food stamps
  3. Running for office
  4. In holiday purchasing or credit card debt
  5. Foreclosed on
  6. In student loan debt
  7. Protesting at tea parties
  8. Stressing about retaining your employment
  9. Continuously writing congress
  10. Boycotting elections
  11. Marching on Washington
  12. Looking for employment opportunities
  13. Retiring without a plan
  14. In-sourcing or outsourcing jobs
  15. Starting a business
  16. Living on the streets of our nation

Where America, where will you be in 2010?

Who is Up for Re-Election?

435 house seats (23 toss up races, those with limited risk of losing approx. 73 and 18 with pretty good odds) and approx. 34 senate seats in the 2010 elections.  The complete House of Reps 2010 Election List.  For a more detailed look at the 2010 Election.  Looking for a job here are political Vacancies and Seats in Transition.  Or, if you want to be a game changer here is a Political Atlas

Considered safe Senate Seats for Republicans…

Alabama Richard C. Shelby  Hot topics-Acorn, dependence on foreign oil, budget, mortgage crisis, oppose to government run health care 
Hot topic-Energy efficiency, SBA Regulations, opposes government run health care, ANWR drilling Lisa Murkowski Alaska
Arizona John McCain Hot topics-War, rail transportation security, no new taxes on cell phones, native American tribe crime control, lobbying regulations, federal election campaign reform, opposed to government run health care
Hot topics-Bring tax relief, strengthen America’s military,war on terror,  a smaller and more accountable federal government, Improve our schools through choice and accountability, reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality in Georgia Johnny Isakson  Georgia
 Idaho Michael D. Crapo Hot topics-agriculture, federal monetary policy, urban development and identity theft prevention, reducing federal debt, opposes government run health care.
Hot topics-DOJ to submit semi-annual reports regarding settlements relating to false claims and fraud against the  Government, federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic safety, prohibitions on money laundering, whistleblower protections, the revocation of an alien’s visa or other documentation is not subject to judicial review, agrees improvements need to be made in health care. Charles E. Grassley  Iowa
 Kansas Sam Brownback Hot topics-Acorn, opposes Sudan policy, Applauds Launch of Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, Tort reform to help bring down costs of health care, tax-free health savings accounts, TARP Returns Should Pay Down Debt, Getting Tough on Iran
Hot topics-The Patients’ Choice Act of 2009, protecting Americans for violent crime, federal funding accountability, explanation of constitutional authority. Tom Coburn  Oklahoma
 South Carolina Jim DeMint  Hot topics-an amendment to the United States Constitution that would apply term limits to all members of Congress, limiting U.S. Representatives to three terms and U.S. Senators to two terms in office, prevent terrorist detainees being held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from being transferred to U.S. soil, border security, family values.
Hot topics-to allow citizens to carry concealed firearms, under the Medicare program to provide incentives for home health agencies to utilize home monitoring and communications technologies, to amend the Clean Air act to prohibit the issuance of permits under title V of that Act for certain emissions from agricultural production, A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to use any amounts repaid by a financial institution that is a recipient of assistance under the TARP for debt reduction. John Thune  South Dakota
 Utah Robert F. Bennett Hot topics-fiscal policy consisting of low taxes and restrained federal spending, clean energy ending dependency on foreign oil, the Healthy Americans Act

 

Considered safe Senate Seats for Democrats…

Hot topics-environment keep air and water clean,access to quality, affordable health care,  homeland security, community policing,  the economy strengthen both California’s economy and America’s. Barbara Boxer California 
 Hawaii Daniel K. Inouye Hot topics-employer mandated health-care, the third longest serving Senator in U.S. history today, fact finding mission on Afghanistan and Pakistan, forged or supported industries in astronomy, high-technology, the military complex, research, agriculture and education.
Hot topics-stop wasteful spending, american innovation, Iran sanctions, smart grid, middle class relief, jobs. Evan Bayh Indiana
 Maryland Barbara A. Mikulski Hot topics-appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending 2010, reduce waste and abuse at the Department of Commerce, additional emergency unemployment compensation, To eliminate funding for Public Telecommunications Facilities, Planning and Construction.
Hot topics-Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Renewable Energy Economic Development, everybody Wins! DC Power Lunch Youth Mentoring and Reading Program, centralize health care data, improve transparency and accountability, unemployment Insurance benefits extension. Paul G. Kirk Jr. Massachusetts
 New York Charles E. Schumer Hot topics-H1N1 crisis, vet homelessness, homeland security, arrest, and convict Medicaid and Medicare scam artists, allow SEC to retain fees it collects, domestic violence.
Hot topics-agriculture and trade policies that stand up for the economic interests of our producers,  keep passengers safe as they fly the nation’s skies, safety, efficiency and reliability,  ensure that law enforcement agencies, firefighters, and other first responders have the equipment and personnel they need to keep our communities safe, troops get resources, creating good-paying jobs at home. Byron L. Dorgan North Dakota
 Oregon Ron Wyden Hot topics-appropriations, returning fiscal sanity to government, congressional ethics, eliminate the practice of secret “holds,” which some Senators had used to anonymously block legislation and nominations from reaching the Senate floor, long-term comprehensive national energy policy, change the law so that veterans receive both the retired and disability payments that they have earned.
Hot topics-health care reform and fraud, economic recovery, housing crisis,  Afghanistan/Pakistan policy, energy, new and creative ideas for energy sources and conservation techniques. Patrick J. Leahy  Vermont
 Washington Patty Murray Hot topics-meaningful health care reform, create jobs, get our economy moving, bring federal funding home, health services for women, fight gang violence.
Hot topics-jobs, slash deficit, curb wasteful spending, foreign relations, intelligence. Russ Feingold Wisconsin

Instead of complaining about what’s wrong in your world, do something. Take action & get results. 

  • Outline Your Objective
  • Target Your Audience
  • Disseminate Your Material
  • Further Your Agenda (call, write, fax, email & appear)
  • Be Persistent

Don’t wait for it to happen, make it happen!  

All the rules and regulations that govern your life is someone else’s cause.  The only difference between you and your elected officials is…they ran for office to further their agenda.

Gone are the days, when one person in our community would take responsibility for the fate of, us all.  We are each accountable for what happens next.  We can set the tone for what will and won’t be acceptable in our individual communities, thus, affecting the national stance of our overall community.  Please, when you act, do it without using gimmicks that diminish the message.

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American Citizens Should We Stage A Financial Blackout for this Christmas?

Christmas is suppose to be about celebrating the birth of Christ and helping our fellow-man.  Many American citizens who are not Christian celebrate Christmas.  They like the festive atmosphere, parties and holiday decorations.  We all get sucked into buying gifts and shopping during this time of year.  Why not celebrate this year in the spirit of good will, giving and caring for our fellow citizens along with going back to celebrating in the spirit of the days of our fore fathers?   Let’s all say, hey congress we care even if you don’t seem to.

For this holiday season for the best interest of American citizens struggling to make ends meet, or to get through another day of joblessness and hopelessness everywhere across our nation.  Let’s, the rest of us still surviving the economic crisis throw a financial revolt by not buying into the consumerism of the holidays.  Basically, only purchase what we essentially need and leave the cheap Chinese crap on the shelves.  Beforehand writing or calling congress, making it clear if they don’t start doing something proactive that we can see or approve of to help the plight of ordinary Americans over Wall Street or the Banking Industry then this country can look for other ways to make up for the GDP losses else where.  Hey congress, get it from the banking industry or Wall Street.

The 12 Days of Christmas

  1. Gasoline financial blackout
  2. Credit card revolt (apply for no new cards, pay off balances if you can, tell them you are canceling the account  and cutting up the cardsand if you feel like it, everyone, in mass unison skip payments).
  3. No purchasing of unneccessary junk items for the holidays, especially on Black Friday the day after Thanksgiving.
  4. Real estate purchase avoidance
  5. Utility green days–turn the power down, light candles, light a fireplace, layer up and consume less energy
  6. No stock trading
  7. Bank record withdrawal day (should create a banking paperwork nightmare even if we re-deposit the money on or at a later date)
  8. Mass write congress and tell them what we really think day
  9. Ignore media day prompting low ratings for all networks (turn the tv off for one day during a crucial ratings time)
  10. Drop off all our un-needed and un-used items to local charities that cater to the homeless or that provide, food, clothes or shelter for struggling or poor Americans. Food banks in hardest hit American communities-Detroit Food Bank, Los Angeles Food Bank, Miami Food Bank, Las Vegas Food Bank, Atlanta Food Bank and national organizations Catholic Charities, Salvation Army and Feeding America
  11. Invite someone in need to share the holidays with you or your family.
  12. Give a cash donation to a shelter- Homeless Shelter Directory

During the 12 days of Christmas another American gave to me…food, clothing and shelter, lobbying for me.  Lowering of GDP, stock market crashing with no stock market trading.   Poor media ratings, no unneccessary purchasing and bank withdrawing.  Another day of hope, survival and possible future job for me.  Happy Holidays from the citizens of America!

Spread the word and good cheer!   Click here to view the: During the 12 days of Christmas youtube video.

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Fox News: Dents in the Armour?

  • Color or Change www.colorofchange.org picks off Fox Advertisers
  • Open Call for Citizens to Take Action against Fox News by filing FCC complaints “Fox Incites News”–millions of complaints filed
  • Obama against Fox News:  White House Communication Director Anita Dunn charged Fox with right-wing bias
  • Newsweek Jacob Weisberg “The O’Garbage Factor”  Fox News un-American
  • CNN Ad Hits Back at Fox News: Distorting, not Reporting
  • MoveOn.org campaigning against Fox News because network characterizes itself as “Fair News Network”
  • Sierra Club targeted Home Depot for Advertising support of Fox News
  • Media Matters:  Fox News is now the Opposition Party has exited journalism
  • Daily Kos urges supporters to write Beck advertisers
  • Fox News viewership statistics:  are provided by the Fox News Channel to provide credibility to their news reporting

Fox On Defense

  • Greta Van Susteren on her blog http://gretawire.blogs.foxnews.com and Fox News program “What unglued everyone?”  We have been number one at 10pm for almost 8 years
  • Glenn Beck assaults on Fox similar to persecution of Jews
  • O’Reilly criticism is unfounded President is treated fairly by Fox News
  • Brit Hume it’s a bad idea to get into a public fight
  • Fox News we want to hear from you… We want YOUR input!  Tell us what you love, tell us what you hate … just don’t keep it to yourself!  Call us at 1-888-369-4762 or email americasnewsroom@foxnews.com.

American citizens if you believe Fox News distorts, incites, misleads or is un-American and operates from a right-wing political agenda, please, contact the FCC and or Fox News today, you make the call, email or complaint. 

Open Call for American Citizens to Take Action 

Here is your complaint form for the FCC http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm, you can voice your complaint against this media outlet’s right to claim legitimacy in presenting actual news or facts or should have a disclaimer stating this network’s programing is editorial and not reporting of actual news.

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the Party’s On Us…Middle-Class Family Living In Storage Unit After Losing Jobs

Are both parties having a party at our expense?  While separating ourselves from each other by party or ideologies might be something we have thought benefitted us but the real question is have we gained from it.  Whether you live in rural America or inner city has blindly following a political party benefitted any of us?

What can we do?  Change the direction ourselves. 

Americans its time again to answer the call.  This could be any one of us.  Here is what we all can do to lessen the odds.  And, do something pro-active towards improving American life.

Every time we read stories like this let’s email, print and fax them to our congress member’s office.  Literally, bombard them with heart breaking American stories that could have been prevented or remedied by them.

Contact your public officials

www.whitehouse.gov, www.senate.gov, www.house.gov

www.congess.org

Something to get you started

Bridget and Ed Robertson were a normal a middle-class couple from greater Phoenix, Arizona. Then, within just weeks of each other they were both laid off from jobs they’d had for years. Neither could get anything new despite hundreds of applications. They couldn’t make their car payments or pay their rent. Soon, they found themselves homeless.

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/29/family-sees-shame-fear-in_n_303537.html

Recession pushes income gap between rich, poor to record

WASHINGTON — The recession has hit middle-income and poor families hardest, widening the economic gap between the richest and poorest Americans as rippling job layoffs ravage household budgets.The wealthiest 10% of Americans — those making more than $138,000 a year — earned 11.4 times the $12,000 or so made by those living near or below the poverty line in 2008, according to newly released census figures. That ratio is an increase from 11.2 in 2007 and the previous high o11.22 in 2003.

Household income declined across all groups, but more sharply for middle-income and poor Americans. Median income fell last year from $52,163 to $50,303, wiping out a decade’s worth of gains to hit the lowest level since 1997. the median is the midpoint — half of households made more, half less.

 http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2009-09-29-income-gap-census_N.htm

Homeless Ga. sex offenders ordered to move

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Nine homeless sex offenders scrambled to find housing Tuesday after they were kicked out of a makeshift tent city behind a suburban Atlanta office park where state officials had told them to live.Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren said state officials ordered the offenders to leave Monday night after The Associated Press reported details of the unique arrangement.

 Ahmed Holt, manager of the state’s sex offender administration unit, had called the camp a “last resort” for people who could not find places that complied with Georgia’s strict restrictions on sex offenders. He did not return calls for comment after they were ordered to leave.

 BACKGROUND: Homeless sex offenders move into Atlanta woods

 Corrections officials said they were working to find the men “suitable housing.”

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-09-29-sex-offenders_N.htm

Highest Homeless Population and Rates by State

The vast majority of homeless people are counted in Urban and Mostly Urban areas.

http://www.endhomelessness.org/section/data/interactivemaps/homelessratesbycoc/

New Initiatives for Citizen Aided Change

  1. Drop in Consumer Confidence-Weighs on stocks market; slides after consumer confidence index fell
  2. Consumer Financial Protection-consumer protection a major facet of its financial regulatory reform plan, proposing a new agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) as one of its reform proposals.
  3. Don’t Buy the Hype-The most important signal of any recovery is an increase in employment.  Interest rates are low and won’t be raised, slide in manufacturing, job seekers hoping for temporary work during the holidays may be out of luck anxious retailers trim hiring budgets, banks are charging consumers record fees for checking account services, unemployment will continue to rise past 10% into next year.

 

 

Bridget and Ed Robertson were a normal a middle-class couple from greater Phoenix, Arizona. Then, within just weeks of each other they were both laid off from jobs they’d had for years. Neither could get anything new despite hundreds of applications. They couldn’t make their car payments or pay their rent. Soon, they found themselves homeless.

 

 

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Letter from America to Republicans

Attn Republicans:

To ever regain the White House and both houses of congress you will need more than your base which is approximately less than 50% of America.  While we may not have an exact number count what we do know is for you to win any future elections you will need more than just your base.  The current demographics simply are not on your winning side.

America has changed in the last 8 years.  We want a positive direction for America that does not include war, discriminating against immigrants, or an over microscopic focus on abortion rights, religion and same sex marriage.  Taxes are a non-issue since no American wants to pay higher taxes but based on our deficit it may become a necessity for some of us to pay more.

In the lead up to the next elections, we ask that you shy away from negative campaigning and negative attacking in general.  For this turns off a lot of potential voters who could vote Republican. 

We want a new direction in America.  This can not be stressed enough.  One that does not divide us by race, gender, age, ethnic background, social economics or health.  Neither do we want to be divided by social issues either.

Please take this letter seriously because we do.  Your response will determine the next elections and your party’s future viability as a whole.  Our current president is our commander and chief.  We ask only that you show him the respect you would want as president.  The character assassinations and personal background questioning is unwarranted and solely serves to alienate you from potential future voters, votes, and the winning of future elections.

Thank you for your time and consideration of this matter and we look forward to exercising our democratic rights and the continuation of democracy being served in America.

Email  Michael Steele and please call, write or fax at 202.863.8500 or the Republican National Committee , 310 First Street, Washington, D.C. 20003, phone 202 863-8500 | fax 202 863-8820.

-American Voters

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America the Beautiful

While this may mean different things to different people, we can all agree on this point.  This is each of our time in history to contribute to our way of life.  There is no rewind, fast forward or loop– just play and real time.

We can protest, rally, assemble and meet.  In whichever state or whatever places we choose.  All, having different goals and agendas.  No state is the same, and neither are the people who live within the borders.  American people are diverse, unique, different, various, assorted and variant.  There is no set model for the face of America.

No set criteria for the formula to achieve the title of  “great American”.  We can dream the goal and put the plan into action.  Many who have come before us with great contribution have focused, solely, on achieving the objective. They dug in, devoted great time, and put forth tremendous energy in homing their talent into skill.  With no time wasted on preventing others from doing the same.  In fact, they have been the most encouraging to other Americans in aspiring them to achieve greatness.

The clock is ticking away and each day becomes history, but it is ultimately, never too late for any of us– until time runs out completely.  So, don’t waste your time.  For it is the only commodity we never gain back.  Once it is gone… it is gone.

We can achieve,  learn, evolve, and grow.   All putting our unique visions and plans into action.  The collective goal and fundemental reason being, to continue on our legacy. 

Make it happen or inspire it happen, but, Americans, don’t waste your time, preventing it from happening.

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