The Big Tech Wars
An excerpt from a work-in-progress book We the People: The Big Tech Wars
No Longer shall someone be able to sit behind a wall of anonymity at Amazon, WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, Google, YouTube or countless other platforms/media and be the slave masters of the innocent users’ lives.
No longer shall an anonymous being or an AI mechanism employed by the big tech tyrants be able to shut down, disable, delete, or destroy your intellectual property, your personal work or any of your projects just because they don’t agree with what you say, what you post.
Just visit the DOJ-ADA website and see the endless list of state and local governments, big businesses, and others being sued or have been sued. Nearly all of them settle out of court and the litigation is costly. So, my little innocent ones, never think there is no justice where someone tells you must do things their way, or else. Never allow a corrupt power to be your slave master.
No longer shall the power of our lives be gifted to the big tech tyrants invisible secret police.
We will end that. All those abusive tactics that the slave masters of social media and blogging platforms have gotten away with for decades. We will end it. We will end the abuse, the tyranny, the waving of our inalienable rights and the denial of our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and our property. Our intellectual property is our property and not the powers that try to reassign it.
It is, or could be, a complex and involving situation engaging many acts of law, their articles of law and their subtitles. A book length focus is needed to discuss it, even in part, but a blog can be useful with excerpts and short discussions.
We will be bringing an enormous documentation of change to the big tech tyrants who have been abusing our lives.
We will do that in several ways. One will be publishing and promoting change by communicating through social media, blogging, eBooks and print and other forms of advocacy to bring people together and encourage them to contact their public officials.
Granted, there shall be an argument. But if that argument is taken to the federal court with trial by jury, and if need be, all the way to the highest court in the nation where the judges should be the most experienced experts on constitutional law and rule according to constitutional law, then the fight will be extremely expensive for both sides, but worth it for the plaintiff, the defender of freedom.
New legislation, both state and federal, needs be enacted. That in and of itself is a time consuming event. A bill or proposed new law must run through the gauntlet of committees and subcommittees and numerous hearings and challenges. One is at the mercy the politicians, who got us here in the first place by violating the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, with their enactment of Title 47s Section 230.
Congress shall make no law which abridge the freedom of speech, the freedom of the press….
Section 230 does just that, it abridges the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press.
Congress unlawfully and unconstitutionally assigned your inalienable rights and mine to the tyrant millionaires and billionaires instead of establishing a body of laws and assigning agencies to govern those laws and to govern the activities of social media and blogging platforms where the courts, law enforcement and government agencies, of the people, by the people, for the people, by their elected representatives, not by the oligarch dictators with secret armies of anonymous henchmen systematically preventing your performance, function and participation in forums open to the public.
And as I close this chapter of discussion, let me bring two vitally important cases if enhanced privacy invasion by corrupt social media and blogging platform. Sometime ago, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg publicly admitted that the Facebook “private” messaging that two or more users used were not at all private and were monitored by Facebook employees. That event alone should have placed Mark Zuckerberg in prison for the rest of his life. No public official representing justice ever stood up for the people and their defense.
Another concerning Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg was the secret harvesting of the users personal phone contacts. I had phone numbers that were sensitive, secret and confidential, and in the wrong hands could lead to the death of innocent victims, endanger rescuers on dangerous missions, and for every law enforcement officer in the nation, extreme danger.
Again, it is my most prominent opinion that Mark Zuckerberg and certain members of his staff should have been arrested, tried and sentence to life in prison, and again no public official stood up for the horrendous abuse of the people’s privacy.
WordPress shutdown my reopened We the People blog in which I was going to start focusing on the articles and essays I was working on for this book and their interferes by anonymous bullies hiding behind a wall of secrecy has caused me great duress and stress.
I am getting old, I am getting tired, and I am sick of illness and fed up with the degradation of human dignity and the trampling of our most basic rights as individuals, our natural rights that has spread throughout our entire society.
Politicians, elected officials, bureaucrats fail to do their jobs, big corporations bring war on the white man with their advertisement of 13% of the population being the dominate party in 95% of the commercial ads, print, online, TV, radio or wherever advertisement is displayed.
The New World Order is here, it’s been here, it’s alive and it is function. American and world citizens, innocent and vulnerable have succumbed to the realities of George Orwell’s 1984 Big Brother—and worst.
We the People did not abandon our rights; the opposition took them from us. And we must stand alone and together to recover them before it is too late.
WordPress, a Matt Mullenweg operated nonprofit with confusing layers of private businesses and others involved. I have no clue how or why a private company can manage a nonprofit, but I will investigate. They clam the issue is over my having so many blogs they call subdomains. That is what they claim. I do have a lot of blogs, I said that in a recent post on one of my more active blogs. Many were started more than a decade ago and hold various content. BUT MY PROBLEM IS EVERY BLOG THEY HAVE AN ISSUE WITH WAS PRIVATE. THEY HAVE NO RIGHT TO GO INTO MY PRIVATE BLOG AND DO ANYTHING. I will challenge that, but here is their last message as they continue to hold We the People hostage:
What we are asking is for you to explain what your purpose is of having so many subdomains in your account that are empty sites. We will then make a determination as to whether or not your site is in violation of our “domain squatting” policy. As of right now, it appears to be in violation however, we want to give you an opportunity to explain your actions before we make our final decision.
Automattic Trust & Safety
Why is a private company responding for an IRS sanctioned 501(c)(3) nonprofit?
I had already explained in a previous communication why I had so many and exactly what I was doing with them. My traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other neurological problems like chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) prevents me from performing at the speed of normal people. They seemed to ignore that very important fact. I am not domain squatting, or selling they blogs. They are all part of my CREATIVE WORKS MY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. So, I started copying my content from blogs, a slow process, and deleting them. It takes time. I will be taking down all of my blogs and saving my intellectual property as fast as I can. It will be a trying task. I no longer want to be on WordPress, they are a disgusting example of sorry human behavior. I will keep Vegas Valley operating until I am finished removing all my content from Matt Mullenweg’s losing and disrespectful system.
When I came to two blogs I have deleted recently, I discovered something… THREE TIMES WHILE I WAS IN THE MIST OF WRITING CONTENT FOR ALL THREE OF THESE BLOGS WORDPRESS SHUT ME DOWN, TWO THEY SINCE REOPENED AND KNEW ALL ALONG THAT I HAD ALL THOSE BLOG. THIS LAST SHUTDOWN OF WE THE PEOPLE WAS NOT BECAUSE OF WHAT THEY ACCUSE ME OF, BUT BECAUSE MY FREE SPEECH FRIGHTENS THEM. THEY ARE GNASHING THEIR TEETH, QUIVERING AND WEEPING. Can I prove that all cap statement? Yup, beyond a reasonable doubt.
The one blog that was shut down in the mist of my creating it was about a FICTIONAL STORY OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR. This icon scares the far left. That was one shutdown. They later reopened it. And left me alone for a year or so. The other time was a similar thing I triggered the AI police by adding too many links. I am often bedridden for days so when I have enough energy I will do things that maybe normal people will not do, that is load up a bunch of links, pages, blogs and etc, to set up and get ready for my next stage of progress which may come some time later because of my illness. Then recently while adding content to a blog WE THE PEOPLE and while still in the PRIVATE setting a like appeared. I don’t know how this can happen. Years ago, I had several blogs that were private published without me knowing it by WordPress. They later sent me a notice that my PRIVATE blogs had been expose to the public. Imagine the consequences of that people. What did this latest blog they attacked contain? This:
Days have gone by and Matt Mullenweg and his WordPress/Automattic secret police continue to hold We the People and me hostage. I will try to get as much of my material removed from WordPress as possible. There are many, many other places where I can express my FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND OF THE PRESS without tyrant dictators interfering. In the meantime, my book series WE THE PEOPLE will be published, and another blogging platform will hold WE THE PEOPLE BLOG. I have several websites and maybe I will use them to host my own blogs and I don’t have to deal with the far left communism and tyranny. And while that is happening, I will be communicating with the U.S. Department of Justice lawyers on the topics I have already discussed. Of course, one is always at mercy of any government agency and public officials that work in them. It can go either way. They same apply to getting a legislator to draft a bill that will meet the needs of the average American people without taking too much meat off the bones of the new bill which would only defeat out purpose. Congress got us into this mess, and Congress or the Supreme Court needs to get us back out. It is as simple as that.
I do know is that NO ONE SHALL DESTROY MY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR SUPPRESS MY INALIENABLE RIGHTS and it is my experience there a lot of people trying to do just that.
I am very sick. It takes me an extremely long time to do anything, and then there are always delays, setbacks and shortcomings. I cannot function as normal people do. I wish I could. I do what I can when I can and that is all I can do.
Blogging and writing are the only real joys in life that I have left, I am not able to do much else. WordPress have broken my heart in the unjust actions. They have taken away my dreams and aspirations. But Matt Mullenweg, Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates or any other big tech tyrant will NEVER BE MY SLAVE MASTER. And I hope and pray you never allow them to be yours.
I will not tolerate abuse and a lot of people dare cross the line into abuse. If they are doing it to me, how many millions of others are suffering the same fate?
For those individuals that get their panties in a wad and accuse the Knights Templar of a White Supremist group, the are the most ignorant people on the planet. That idea came about a few years ago when a bunch illiterate bloggers decided to capitalize on the idea and spread fake news. No leftwing media, or even rightwing for that matter, ever denounced it as fake news.
And as far as WE the People, I will create a blog elsewhere, but I gave WordPress 24 hours to reopen it and leave me alone until I can move my stuff—at my pace—not theirs.
Thanks for reading. I hope you never experience the tyranny I speak of.
My story will be told, if not at WordPress, then somewhere where Freedom of Speech and the Freedom of Press are not suppressed.
[First draft. Not yet edited. Will be edited after nap, if the tyrants don’t come in the middle of the night like thieves.]
“I’ll break your jaw!” The unkempt and deranged HELP of Southern Nevada client screamed at me as I approached the door to my apartment.
The CITY of EVIL
He lives next door thanks to the generosity of the taxpayers and the donors. “I’ll break your f’ing jaw! I’ll break your jaw!” He repeated.
You CANNOT Help Someone Who Does Not Want to Help Themselves. PERIOD! So STOP using other people’s money to make yourself rich and the slumlord rich. It is violation of the RICO Act. It is Racketeering. It is unjust. It is fraud on the taxpayers. And, it needs to STOP!
The HELP of Southern Nevada client is a hardcore drug and alcohol abuser the nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization supports via YOUR taxpayer and donor dollars. He was taken into their support system by their programs for the homeless.
That was this afternoon as I returned from the Maverick Apartments laundry room where I had just been verbally attacked and threatened by another degenerate individual the the property owners and managers allow to infest the Ty-De Development property with.
The staggering high and drunk, overly obese woman was smoking in the tightly enclosed laundry room where I had gone to do my wash. The windows have been bolted shut by orders of the Health Department, so fresh air was not accessible.
I asked her if she could take her cigarette outside.
NRS Laws on Smoking
Ranting Violence Gone Wild!
Raving and raging with racist insults and hatred seeping from her pores, slime, and venom dripping from her mouth, she asked me what concern it was of mine. “I can’t breathe,” I stated. “Then you can take your cracker ass outside MFer!” and she went on and on and on.
Like drug addicts and drunks do.
I flat out told her I could not understand her unclear babbling and had no desires to.
As she stared at me with angry facial expressions, she held a gallon jug of bleach in such a manner she appeared ready to throw it at me if her temperament and broken mind decided to.
I was ready to use lethal force to neutralize her threats and end the problem if I needed to.
Raw bleach is a blinding and flesh-damaging chemical.
Should any vulnerable, elderly senior citizen be forced to endure such violent conduct? NO! Absolutely NOT!
EXTREME DANGER AND EXPOSURE TO RISKS
Not only was I subjected to the violence at will while Ty-De Development OWNERS, employees, and managers fail to provide ground security, they fail to enforce the law. I was the ONLY ONE with personal protection wearing both gloves and masks. Not a single person entering the laundry room was wearing a mask. Not one. And there were many.
The managers of Ty-De fail to wear masks although it is the law for them to do so. Not a single one. They are NOT exempt. But obeying the law does not seem to be their strong point or desire.
Fortunately, the clothes in the dryer were only minutes from being done and I could leave.
She never took her evil eyes off me, nor her fat hand off the bleach jug.
I did leave the smoke-filled room with the finished laundry and went back to my apartment.
And there before I reached my home another HELP of Southern Nevada client accosted me, “I’m going to break your f’ing jaw!”
We Need More Body Bags, Please!
He pressed too far and adding more threats to do bodily harm to me triggered my PTSD and I exploded. You do not threaten or get aggressive with people that have PTSD. Doing so could provoke a fatal situation. Society never seems to learn. It is an occurrence that happens around the country daily, if not hourly and the people never seem to suppress it.
I encountered two in less than five minutes’ time. Luckily the one in the apartment on the other side of me was doing something or maybe it would have been three.
Badges of Discourage
Calling “security” a remote and distant force or the police prove fruitless. The immigrant owner from Taiwan is a prestigious awarded-winning UCLA chemist who is a multimillionaire living in a multimillion-dollar Beverly Hills, California mansion. He collects millions off this slumlord neglected Las Vegas property while living the life of Riley, a double life, in Cali where he funnels his millions of dollars into self-serving projects and philanthropy.
He must hold some kind of influence over the Vegas Valley public officials because I have exhausted my efforts for law and order. There is none. Public officials in the Vegas Valley are inept and slow-acting. They act only when you embarrass them and call them out in public in cases like this one.
That is so disappointing and saddening.
Dereliction of Duty
Dereliction of duty is a very serious offense, especially if it falls on top of other charges such as neglect, gross negligence, criminal negligence, and a whole host of like civil and criminal charges. It can be very expensive defending yourself, and if it is a public official the taxpayers may not be footing the bill, but the accused would have to use their own resources to defend themselves.
The same holds true for nonprofit executives, and social workers, especially for felony charges.
If you are aware of illegal, dangerous, or wrong conditions and fail to act as a reasonable person would to correct the problem you could be charged with negligence in either or both civil and criminal offenses.
The owners, managers of Ty-De Development are negligent in providing security. They are negligent in keeping up their responsibility of maintaining their property according to law. Several of the factors go well beyond typical NRS landlord-tenant violations and enter into a realm of very serious civil and criminal litigation well outside those limited NRS pocket-change violations.
HELP of Southern Nevada is negligent in providing supervision of their clientele. They use OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY to dump their unfit and undesirables onto innocent, vulnerable, and elderly individuals. On people who are abused by their predatory criminals.
CAN SOCIETY, OR THE IRS ALLOW A PUBLIC INTEREST ORGANIZATION TO BRING HOMELESS PEOPLE OFF THE STREET HOUSING THEM NEXTDOOR TO ELDERLY AND VULNERABLE PERSONS, ONLY TO SUBJECT THOSE INNOCENT, VULNERABLE AND ELDERLY CITIZENS TO EXCESSIVE AND EXTREME ABUSE? NO HONEST COURT IN THE WORLD NOR A RESPONSIBLE PERSON WOULD ALLOW THAT. And the city, county, state, and federal officials are inept and lacking in the duties of their office with complete and utter failure from top to bottom.
All of this aforementioned material will be exposed in multiple media forms with plenty of supporting evidence to show the charges of repeated violations and concern for violations of law. We intend to PERMANENTLY revoke the IRS 501(c)(3) status of nonprofits operating outside the public interest and of the law or allowing their clients to.
Deport Those Who Subvert U.S. Law
Deportation of individuals in violation of their immigration agreements or lack thereof is inevitable, too. Due to the criminal connections which the subpoena of local first responder records will show. Showing the multi-million dollar cost to taxpayers for violent felon, criminal, and drug-related responses to the property will easily prove our stance. That will not exclude fire and paramedic, local hospital, and morgue records.
All such evidence will add proof of taxpayer costs in allowing this UCLA prize-winning chemist to live in multimillion-dollar luxury while We the People foot the bill for emergency response teams answering the violence and hardcore crime allowed to prosper on his and his daughter’s property.
The paper trails are there. The proof is within the public records that leave without a shadow of the doubt conclusive evidence of neglect and responsibility, which does NOT need to be proven to that degree in civil court.
He Was a Lucky One!
Fortunately, I did not euthanize the freeloading degenerate individual that HELP of Southern Nevada maintains next door to me. I have to wonder if others under the same circumstance would?
Apparently, HELP of Southern Nevada has some sort of long-term rental contract with Ty-De Development, Inc and its property owners and managers. I will be issuing requests for that contract.
As stated, I have to wonder, what other people would do in my situation. I’m sure body bags would become in short supply. I’ve warned them before. Ignorance is bliss. For eight years I have tried to stop the criminal activities HELP of Southern Nevada has housed next door to me with the full knowledge and cooperation of Ty-De Development owners and managers, and most public officials.
We will produce videos of hundreds of drug transactions, drug drops from California and Arizona mules, and pipeline players. We will show you active prostitutes working under the noses of Metro. We will show Metro patrols observing all of this illegal activity and doing nothing about it.
We will show multiple cells as many as seven or eight separate drug dealers living in and operating out of the apartment next door to me while the property manager play ignorance of what a drug dealer looks like. There is a reason why the building is the primarily used one for HELP of Southern Nevada drug dealers. And why Ty-De accommodates the use of this building and not one down in Hidden Village or one less attractive than this one. We will show you why as this series continues.
The drama only begins, as we will show you Metro’s failures. And yet, we will show and name convictions of drug dealers to prove HELP of Southern Nevada and Ty-Dy Development has FULL KNOWLEDGE OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY THEY WERE USING TAXPAYERS AND DONORS MONEY TO SUPPORT. And continue to support.
Put your seat belts on because you, my friends, are going for a ride.
The people renting the apartment on the opposite side of me has taken in a homeless person off the streets who threatens me often, too.
No Reasonable Person or Landlord Would Allow This Kind of Activity
These people were homeless for a reason and it was not because they were stable or had their lives together. Except for the very few that lost their homes due to elderly age or health factors, most of these “homeless” people are hardcore drug addicts or dealers, alcoholics, gamblers, prostitutes or into some other vice or electronic abuse. With them, they bring bedbugs, cockroaches and infest the other tenants with nightmares of bugs. They also bring unhealthy conditions such as spreading the virus.
Such exposures to repeated threats against my life by FREELOADERS and often unauthorized persons trespassing on property they do not have rental rights to could lead to a violent conclusion and that would leave ALL OF THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS as just that, defendants.
The property owners and property managers (bean counters) could care less who is living in the apartments freeloading rent free if the rent is paid.
Fugitives from justice, child abusers, and pedophiles with criminal records require to register their whereabouts. They don’t when they harbor unregistered persons with tenants that violate their lease and local laws. Many other criminals and wanted persons can skirt under the radar just as easily via homelessness and then hosted in Maverick-Hidden Village apartments. Dozens do.
Any wonder where the Ground Zero bedbug and cockroach infestations come from? Have a clue.
No security. Zero ground patrolling security officers. Zero supervision from the slumlord management team. Nobody of authority walks these grounds to even have a clue of what is going on.
NO MANAGEMENT THAT REAL PROPERTY MANAGERS WOULD CONDUCT. No concern or care of what goes on on the property as long as the rent is paid. Nothing else matters!
Fortunately my items in the dryer where just about complete so I could escape the taxpayer supported drug addicted abusing drunk and her conflict there in the laundry room only to minutes later be engaged by another one at my doorstep.
As we move into the New Year, we have more than enough on our plate. Especially for someone with the chronic illnesses that hold us back from peek performances. The constant abuses from HELP of Southern Nevada clients and other criminals do not help matters, either. They can cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome stress that in turn causes days, sometimes weeks of total dysfunction and lack of energy and daily ability to function. TORTURE!
We will be covering more about PTSD, CFS, TBI, and other problems with hopes to explain to them so more people become aware of these issues, and can understand them, and learn how to cope with them. We will learn just how many millions of Americans are inflicted with these injures and more.
But we are determined to succeed as we never quit despite the number of demonic adversaries and negative conditions that surround us.
We are in the process of solving major, long-term social problems.
We will be exposing corruption, taking down fraudulent organizations, and assisting in the felony investigations and arrests of multiples people involved in illegal activities or felonies.
We will be pressuring federal, state, and local authorities to do their jobs and keep their sworn oaths or resign with charges of dereliction of duty, negligence, failure to uphold their oaths of office, and in some cases charges of gross and willful misconduct pending. We have already been in contact with many of them since at least 2014. It takes a long time to squeeze justice out of a broken system.
It will all be exposed across the media group’s many publishing outlets. Every bit of it. Eight plus years of it. Minute by minute detail by detail, hour by hour, and thousands of hours of video footage and still photography showing the actual events as they unfold, frame by frame.
It is essential we convey to the people the conduct of those we mention here that are involved in wrongful acts and unfit behavior for their positions. They are in anonymity at the moment, at least most of them, but they shall be named when the time comes. Some are linked herein and can be learned by fundamental self-research of the names mentioned.
I will tell my story across many mediums, including social media, blogs, websites, eBooks, and print books among other avenues. It is a story that needs to be told. And, will be told. There are problems that need to be fixed. Solutions that need to be addressed. Speaking out that needs to be heard. And they will be done.
The discussions will move over a wide area of issues and events all of which can be tagged and categorized as social problems. Some of those topics will include crime, homelessness, drugs and other vices, slumlords, immigration including illegal immigrants and those who came here legally but subverted U.S. laws and thus violate their terms and conditions with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), among others.
We may even hook up a live feed of the video cams and let you monitor the conditions as they unfold in live time. Links will be provided to those live feeds so you could watch the cam recordings as the events unfold if we chose to go that route. You will have a greater understanding of what the subjects of this report are doing and what behavior and conduct they are leading. The disclosure is unquestionably evidence without a shadow of doubt of what this writer conveys. Live time. Right here. Right now.
Solutions to Problems Other People Create
I do not only offer criticism and reviews, or merely present problems. I offer solutions, too. And solutions to these social problems are not complicated, they just take the will of the people to accept them and demand a change.
Leave Me Alone!
All I wanted to do was be left alone. I wanted to live out my retirement in a peaceful and quite apartment which I could afford with the things I needed to survive within my means. I just wanted to be left alone to write my books and do what I wanted to do with my life. They would not let it be. They continue to refuse to let it be. So, I guess I will write my books ABOUT THEM and tell MY STORY…
The social problems that inflict us are many. Social problems that people create can be solved by other people. It is a management thing. We will solve these problems, or at least present the solutions. What society does with those suggestions is up to the people. The people can keep their broken system or they can fix it. Solving problems is not hard. It just takes will and determination with rational thinking and intelligent decision making. Sometimes it takes an entire new set of laws. We will present those suggestions in the mega series we will begin presenting across the media groups today, now, right here.
We Promised Change and Change is Here
We promised you change was coming across the network. The time has come and it is now. It is here. It has begun. Are you ready?
Across the media group there are many social media groups and pages, blogs and websites and eBooks and print books either in existing form, new startup or works-in-progress that will discuss the slumlord and the inner city and the problems they create. The problems and the solutions will be presented. Names will be named if they deserve to be. And most will. Social problems has a long list of categories and we aim to expose and discuss as many of them as possible.
Villains Are Not Heroes
The offenders owe me restitution and I aim to collect in full.
I will be posting daily for a few days covering the above subject. Then we will move into the diverse subjects of the publishing network bringing you the latest releases.
Finding Financial Freedom
Poor Boy’s Consumer Economics Quick & Easy Guide to Finding Financial Freedom:
So, you wanna get rich? Or do you just want to live comfortably? Maybe you don’t want to get rich because the more you own the more you have to lose. That in itself could cause stress. Let us say, you want to live okay without having money worries or stress about paying bills or getting into debt. You just want enough money to be okay. What you want is financial freedom. We will list the standard go-to habits you must establish if you desire financial freedom. The idea of how to establish financial freedom is a complex and incredibly detailed. We could fill volumes of books on the subject and never really provide a complete how-to manage your money system because of the variants and scope of financial matters. And the changing scenarios that constantly dictate the direction of the economy and money problems that affect us. So, we will provide the basics. This short list of basic money secrets is not clandestine at all. They are common habits that every well to do financially secure and free person must adhered to.
- Earn More, Spend Less. That is the first rule in establishing wealth, or at least financial freedom and to being able to pay off bills and get out of debt. With the shaky economy 2020 put us through with all sorts of economic troubles going from boom to bust, we need to adjust our money behavior and habits. Unemployment or no income is a disaster to any financial strategy. Even in the worst economy with high unemployment there is always a job somewhere that will pay enough money to defeat poverty and ruin. Find that job if you are unemployed or underemployed and protect your job if you are still working by making yourself essential to your company. That means having the best work ethics, going beyond your responsibility, and setting the standards to making yourself an essential employee that the company will keep working when others get laid off. Increase your earnings and reduce your spending. If necessary, take an extra part-time job you plan just for savings and save 100% of the income from that extra job.
- Establish the Habit of Regular Savings. Without regular savings you will go nowhere in life. You will always be at the same level and when an emergency strikes you will sink into despair because you will not have the money to meet the expenses of the emergency. Saving every pay period is essential to establishing good financial habits. Pay yourself first before you pay any other bills. If you must trim other expenses, then do so. Savings is more important than leisure spending. Develop a good savings plan. Save every single pay period. Save any bonuses, or extra money you receive. Once you start savings you will not miss the money because you will get used to the adjusted income you use for other needs. The more you save the better. Even 5% of your take home pay is better than nothing. Strive for at least 10% and work your way up to 25% if you can. If you have direct deposit of your income, then have the savings automatically deducted every pay period.
- Stop Making Excuses and Blaming Everything Else for Your Downfall. Man up to your mistakes, correct them and get yourself back on the right track. Think positively. Be a doer not a dreamer. Change what needs to be changed and keep working what does work.
- Self-Educate Yourself. In today’s world of electronic books and internet information there is a wealth of knowledge to be tapped simply by going after it. Much is free or inexpensive. Learn how to find free or inexpensive eBooks on any subject you desire. Master what you need to learn and know and always, forever be educating yourself. Learn financial management, how-to do what interests you, and tap into an interesting world of learning and achievement. Read what successful people have done. Study all the biographies and autobiographies of the most successful people in the world, past and present. It does not cost that much when you look in the right places. Reading is one of the best tools for a successful mind. One school of thought: There are a lot of people copying public domain materials, especially the older financial works of Napoleon Hill, Andrew Carnegie, Dale Carnegie, and many others that can be found for free on the internet. So, do a good search of names and tiles BEFORE you purchase. And make that kind of cautious research another routine to your list of good habits.
- Reduce and Avoid Credit Card Debt. Unlike many who write about financial success I DO NOT recommend cutting up your credit cards. I recommend using them responsibly. Simply manage them properly. Credit cards can help your FICO score and they can help you establish magnificent credit. They can also ruin you if you abuse them. Get your credit card debt paid down and paid off. Then use a small amount every month and pay that balance off each month. That way you will have free credit, no interest charges and a zero balance at the end of the month. Getting into this habit of using your credit card for a small amount and paying it off every month will raise your FICO score and reduce your interest charges. It builds strong credit. Avoid maxing out your credit cards. Avoid late payments. Avoid destroying or cutting up your oldest credit cards, they are the ones that establishes your long-term credit history. A good payment history helps build good FICO scores. A poor payment history lowers FICO score. Payment history accounts for about 35% of the FICO scoring. The amount you owe or debt-to-credit ratio accounts for about 30% of the FICO score. It is best to stay below 10% of the total credit line. Some bankers and others will tell you to stay below 30% but that is incorrect and too high. 10% or below provides a better FICO score. Using your credit card and paying all balances off monthly is the best way to best credit. Not using your credit cards hinders your credit, it does not help you build good credit. There are other factors and more detail involved, such as length of time of your having credit and any new credit, but they only account for 10-15% of your FICO score. The above provides you with the nuts & bolts to good credit and a healthy financial standing.
- Invest. It takes time to educate yourself on becoming a good investor. But do not worry, there are lots of places to find good investment advice. Be careful of those giving financial advice while trying to sell you their financial products. Start studying financial magazines, newspapers, and websites. Again, there are many print books and eBooks about investing and financial management, as well. Go look for them. Until you start investing you probably will not have real financial freedom. The utopia of investing is reaching a point or summit of your financial goals and being able to live off the earnings of your investments. Crunching, sacrificing, and scrounging at thrift shops and being a frugal bargain hunter is the sweat, blood and tears it takes to reach the achievement of matured investments. Forget the get-rich-quick schemes and the fast-money-making deals. It takes time to accumulate wealth and financial independence. Make the sacrifices of living with less now, working hard and saving every penny you can to invest and then when you reach the summit of your investment maturity, later you can enjoy everlasting prosperity.
There are way more principles for successful money “secrets” and the habits needed for establishing financial freedom than these listed six. Utilizing these six will get your started and well on your way while you accumulate more self-education and self-discipline in your financial aspirations. My Poor Boy’s Consumer Economics Series will continue to bring you free information on this website/blog and the syndicated-columns sites they appear as well as being presented in a vast series of short-read and long-length eBooks and print books.
Vegas is not a mill town. Vegas is not a factory town. Nor is it a shipping port or any production of normal manufacturing or services that many American communities have.
Vegas is a tourist town.
When crime rises to the level tourists are scared off and afraid of coming to a tourist town because of the high crime the entire community suffers.
Casinos or more correctly gaming, is the central industry of Las Vegas. Entertainment is another label that identifies the productivity of Vegas Valley.
That means, resorts, hospitality or hotel business and restaurants and all the attractions that feed off the tourism crowds are what pumps the Vegas Valley economy.
The golf courses, the boating and swimming activities in the area lakes, roller-coasters and thrill rides, helicopter and plane rides, airline passenger service bringing people in and out of Vegas, taxi, limousine, and shuttle-bus services, construction and supplies, all generate revenue.
All of these are supported by businesses that feed off the workers, hundreds of thousands of workers, in these industries. The car business, the real estate business and stockbrokers, insurance companies, finance companies, government services, education, the grocery stores, and retail stores. Trucking. Warehousing. Consumer exchanges.
There is the military, nearby Nellis Air Force Base, hospitals, medical health industry, and the lists goes on.
When crime is high, the entire society suffers. Crime cannot be tolerated or sustained. If it is, Vegas will surely die a premature death without maturing to the fruitful productivity of the industries that were designed to succeed.
The multi-billion-dollar casino business is fragile to crime and discouraging things like pandemics.
Businesses foster businesses. Productivity means paychecks and money in people’s pockets. Money to spend. Livelihoods to be earned. That must be protected at all costs.
Kenny Rogers: August 21, 1938 – March 20, 2020
Even if you don’t like country music, you probably loved Kenny Rogers. He sang so many songs that sent messages to any human being that had a heartbeat.
He was beyond being a crossover. Way beyond.
In his prime, he was the Universal man.
One of the first songs I ever remember hearing Kenny Rogers sing was with the band Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, Ruby Don’t Take Your Love to Town.
I had a crush on that gorgeous female singer who played the tambourine in those sexy white boots and miniskirt.
I think I was sixteen, maybe fifteen. Or seventeen. I can’t remember.
It was during the Vietnam war. I had friends that went and never came back home.
Kenny Rogers manned up to that crazy Asian war.
That was a looong time ago. Ages.
A half a century ago.
But the pain and suffering and the memories of the loss still survive in the mind. Vividly.
Kenny Rogers sang a lot of great songs, most of them having real meaning of life. But the two I cherish the most are the first one I heard Ruby, and the later one, the Gambler. There was a third, if I must pick the best of Kenny Rogers and that was, The Coward of the County.
All of his songs were great. I believe all of them were hits.
Dolly Parton whom I was kissed by in the 70s at the Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady, New York, said Kenny Rogers was a great man and a gentleman. She loved working with him. She wasn’t so fond of saying the same of the other men she performed with over the years.
I trust Dolly Parton’s judgement of character.
I miss the First Edition which I had 8-track tapes of and played in the tape decks of the muscle cars I used to drive back in the day.
One of my best friends who I worked with while still in high-school was killed in a high-speed crash that those songs bring back the memory of, good or bad.
I live in Vegas now, nearly 3,000 miles from my home town where I grew up. The Gambler is part of life. But the song, tells a message most people miss.
Most of Kenny Roger’s songs told a story, sort of a ballad, and they all had meaning to life.
Did you listen to those words of wisdom that one of the greatest American singers sung when he performed live or in studio?
Every song Kenny Roger ever sang was a hit. Every song was a story of life. Real life. Life lived by the way real people lived life and died from it.
That’s what the greatest do.
They give us a reason to listen. And to live.
3 November 2020 6PM PST
Las Vegas, Nevada. USA
There are many things that Congress does or does not do that anger most of us Americans regardless of our political affiliation.
Failure to pay us the long-promised stimulus checks is but one of those angered emotions at a time many Americans are suffering financially.
President Trump offered to sign a standalone stimulus check to speed the delivery to all Americans qualifying for the $1,200 stimulus and additional money for dependents weeks ago.
No one in Congress seemed to be motivated to do just that, create a standalone stimulus check bill that would deliver many hurting Americans relief.
Instead political bickering and strongarming continued from both sides and everywhere in the middle. The media added fuel to the flames of blame while accusing opposition sides and blaming whoever is in their path of political rejection.
Nothing has been accomplished and WE THE PEOPLE have continued to suffer from our poorly performing elected officials.
The U.S. quarter shortage seems to hold the same fate as the stimulus check, no resolution to a pressing and growing problem and concern across America.
The stores are out of quarters and refuse to give up their merger supply. Even to their most loyal customers. The banks will not provide quarters for customer use in rolls. The banks and stores blame the armored car business. The armored car business is but the messenger, the carrier, not the producer of U.S. coins. The U.S. Mint is.
The Covid-19 virus is the fundamental basic blame for the quarter shortages. Likewise, as it is with every dysfunctional, mismanaged company in the world that uses Covid-19 virus for blaming its underperforming business and inability to manage, the U.S. Mint fails to perform with skilled management.
A good manager will improvise and find ways to adjust to any change, any threat to its business. A great manager will improve on what good managers do and create systems that bring progress for their company no matter what the threat or negative force is.
Unfortunately, when the government—politicians and bureaucratic powers—with zero risks or investment in the business, and most often no business experience, force business to close, to operate under restricted rules, to reduce their normal business hours or to interfere in any way, even the best business managers cannot successfully lead or succeed.
The U.S. Mint is a government operation, not a private business.
David J. Ryder is the current director of the U.S. Mint.
Ryder is a holdover from the days of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. He is not someone who should be in the Trump administration although Trump nominated Ryder in 2017 and he was confirmed in March of 2018.
Ryder needs to be replaced, removed entirely from the U.S. Mint and from the United States Department of Treasury and the United States Department of Commerce.
To allow a coin shortage for any reason is valid proof of David J. Ryder’s inability to manage under adverse conditions.
Ryder may very well be tied to Deep State operatives due to his linage and history.
George H. W. Bush and his family, including George W. Bush and Jeb Bush, have made it known publicly they were anti-Trump disgruntled politicians. They added fuel to and led the Never-Trump movement. Anyone connected to the Bush dynasty should never be in the Trump administration as it is not in the best interest of Americans, no matter what political affiliation that American has. We all suffer the blows from failed government.
The poor suffer the worst. They suffer from the U.S. Mint quarter shortage and they suffer from the failure of government to deliver their second stimulus check so they can deal with the hardship they endure.
No one wants to address the problem other people created.
Certainly, the powers in Congress, inept and incapable of even tying their own shoes cannot solve such an easy problem to solve.
We the American People, should call upon our individual Congressional representatives, in Congress, both in the House and the Senate and demand they get off their lazy butts and stop acting like schoolyard bullies and do their job. The job they were sent to Washington for, to represent their constituents, the American people of their district.
A quarter shortage is caused by none other than the U.S. Government, and that does not blame any political party but holds BOTH parties responsible.
People need their quarters to do laundry, paying cash due to lack of credit, paying parking meters, to purchase items from vending machines, to pay bus fare and other necessities.
Congress do your job or get the hell out of Washington and go to some freak show where you would perform best. You certainly are not fit for Congressional representation of your constituency. Collectively, you are non-performers and that does not work for America.
Stop the nonsense. Get the $1,200 stimulus checks in the mail and the U.S. quarters readily available to anyone who needs them.
On this day, 20 October, in 1977, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s plane crashed.
The plane ran out of fuel near the end of the flight and crashed in a heavily wooded area killing many on board.
Enough band members survived to later continue the band.
The accident came just three days after the release of Street Survivors.
“Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines, along with backup singer Cassie Gaines (Steve’s older sister), assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary, and co-pilot William Gray were killed on impact. Other band members (Collins, Rossington, Wilkeson, Powell, Pyle, and Hawkins), tour manager Ron Eckerman, and several road crew members suffered serious injuries.” Source: Wikipedia
Search the internet for more information on the plane crash and for images.
What if you sat down to your computer one morning and you entered your password to unlock your computer and you found a message stating you entered the wrong password?
What if your head was foggy? What if you had a brain gas? What if you lacked a good night’s sleep and was still tired, maybe even confused? You make mistakes. You are human.
What if something interfered with your immediate memory?
Perhaps a neurological disorder? Old age?
What if nothing was wrong other that you failed to activate the proper case?
What if you had Caps Lock on and it should be off?
What if Caps Lock should be on and it is off?
What if something silly happens like you typed too fast and miss keystrokes, striking the wrong key and subsequently some other key than the intended key is struck, subsequently the wrong password is entered?
What if times a thousand, maybe a million different reasons something could go wrong and as the old-aged adage of Murphy’s Law said, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”. And it did go wrong?
“Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.”~Murphy’s Law
So, making mistakes is being human.
As my father used to tell me when I was young, shortly before he died, “Any man can make a mistake, no man ought to make the same mistake twice.” Of course, in today’s generation the gender complex would change the statement or quote slightly and substitute people for man. The meaning is the same. We all learn from our mistakes. Well, don’t we?
In reality, mistakes are the best things that happen to us because we learn from them.
But what if when you sat down to your computer, the computer informs you that if you fail so many times in entering the correct password, say three or maybe even ten times, then your computer is locked out permanently and no matter what you or anyone else does, your computer will forever be locked and your entire life of information inside that computer, a device that holds your life’s most personal content, is forever lost? What if?
What would you do? Besides blowing a head gasket what would you truly do?
You’d become furious. Most likely.
You would be angry. Who would you be angry with? You or the computer designer, or the one who controls your computer, who obviously is NOT you?
This exact scenario recently happened to me, not with my computer, or personal PC, but with my Smartphone. A Cricket Wireless phone on the AT&T telecommunications network line.
My phone has been locked out and locked down. Wrongfully. Criminally.
Now it is time for war.
When you attack me, expect to be annihilated, because that is what I do to my enemies, I annihilate them. Legally. Completely. Wait for it!
I had been a customer of Cricket Wireless for more than six years, a very satisfied and loyal customer with not a single payment ever in error or late. In fact, I have been on the autopay, automatic payment plan since the get-go. I was always happy with the Cricket Wireless service… until now. The lockout horror.
Likewise, I have been a loyal customer of AT&T for more than fifty years, a half century and I come from a family who has been loyal customers of AT&T for more than a full century.
I still have letters from decades ago from AT&T when they were the only long-distance telephone company in existence, appreciating the outstanding customer I had been to them for all the years of their service.
Tech tyrants control our lives at an ever-increasing rate and many of us are furious with our government for not protecting us from them.
These tech tyrants often offer no solutions for resolutions to the many problems they cause. That is the case with the current situation with Cricket Wireless, a tyrant bully which will soon be torn from its throne and crushed beneath the feet of justice. Legally. Wait for it!
If government’s first job is to protect and serve the people, why then aren’t tech companies, including telephone communications corporations regulated against abusing their users?
Why does the government allow tech companies, especially wireless telecommunications, telephone communication corporations like Cricket Wireless, Leap Wireless, AT&T, and others, control our lives and practically everything in it, by having the capability of locking out our devices for any reason other than lack of payment?
I’m speaking specifically of SIM locks, PUK locks and Screen Locks, not service locks.
Verizon Wireless and its parent Verizon communications only locks for the first 60 days after activation and the company claims it never locks the phone thereafter, so this is NOT the same thing we speak about here. Verizon-Yahoo, however, is guilty of much more serious crimes and corruptions which we will soon discuss in massive, multiple publications concerning their deletion of users’ email. Wait for it!
I recently made a mistake, as thousands of other users before and after me have, and wrongfully set a SIM pin number in error triggering my phone to be locked by Cricket Wireless with zero recourse to rectify or correct, and caused inaccessible conditions to my phone, locking me out, without averting prolonged and massive brain damage to get it unlocked again. Then it locked again, without warning or reason and the same BS started all over again, renewed.
There was no warning. No instructions. Just tyranny. The kind of tyranny that causes an entire industry to collapse and the CEOs having no place to run or hide from justice. Wait for it!
I have a story. It’s a long story. A series, even, coupled with other corporate tyrants of like interest and behaviors. It’s a story that will be told in Blogs & eBooks about Cricket Wireless’ tyrant reign over its loyal users and AT&T’s failure to rein in its subordinate’s criminal and wrongful acts of tyranny and predator behavior by its operating companies. Wait for it!