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Las Vegas Casinos in Intensive Care on Life Support

The leftist-supporting casino executives may have shot themselves, not in the foot, but in the head. Brian Greenspun, the leader of leftist media in Las Vegas has spun out multiples of anti-Trump publications and he singly may have doomed the town with his leftist Marxist rhetoric.

Of course, the communist-like Governor Steve Sisolak, a longtime Clark County Commissioner who failed to curb the escalation of human trafficking, marketing of illegal escort services, fronts for prostitution, growth of illegal invaders populating the town and multiple other criminal activities in the Vegas Valley is allied with Brian Greenspun, kingsh*t CEO, Publisher and Editor of Greenspun Media Group.

Between the two, it is safe to say, Las Vegas will fall not to a recession, but a full-blown depression unlike any it has ever seen in its history.

Jokers with a pair of dice in their hands.

But people will not only keep doing business with these two jokers in the stacked deck, they will also keep supporting them until the dealing is done and there isn’t any more options left for a town that will soon be dying.

Some of the most well-known, notorious casino magnates, top executives and years-long leading managers, CEOs and chairmen have already bailed out, or have been pushed out and moved on reaping multi-million-dollar severance pays.

Steve Wynn, one of the most brilliant minds in developing the modern-day Vegas was removed from his throne over scandals. Rather the allegations against Wynn were true or not doesn’t matter, it was never a trial in a court of law, it was a trial in the media and by the powers that be. Whatever. The community lost one of the greatest masterminds in Vegas maneuverability.  A resort genius who developed some of prime, most profitable properties in the Vegas Valley.

Sheldon Adelson, Sands Resort tycoon says the casino group is up for sale, eyeing a six billion dollar price tag for the Venetian and Palazzo. Adelson, a Trump supporter, and the family head of the most recent owners of the Las Vegas Review Journal maybe bailing out while the bailing is good.

Many other Vegas Valley properties not mentioned in this post are downsizing, slowing down, limiting operations, laying off, closing or changing hands, too. That’s a big tell even a bad gambler can read.

The Review Journal, by the way, ironically, delivers the Greenspun group’s Las Vegas Sun print newspaper.

Jim Murren, longtime MGM’s top executive stepped down earlier this year.

He recently put his mansion on the market for 10.5 million dollars. Murren is another anti-Trump voicepiece who just a few days ago penned a “Vote for Biden” piece in the Greenspun Las Vegas Sun with an introduction by Brian Greenspun: Murren’s Column in the Las Vegas Sun

With Murren, Wynn and Adelson gone and many other longtime casino barons, recently gone from the Vegas scene, Vegas is in the hands of amateurs and the inexperience. It’s anyone’s guess where the numbers land from here on in. Like a pair of dice tossed across a crap table, the house can call, “Seven out, line away,” or “Pay the don’ts.”

When a few years ago, Vegas shifted from safe, paid-off multi-million-dollar casinos with little or no debt to heavily mortgaged, mega resorts financed with heavy-debt, multi-billion-dollar casinos the stakes increased. The risks magnified.

The house went all in with a pair of duces against the hand of nature’s economics sequental royal flush.

In the heyday of Vegas there was no such thing as a day dark or when a casino was shut down and none were operating. The only time I recall in Vegas Valley history, except for recently, where the casinos on the Strip turned out the lights and went dark was when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on 22 November 1963.

Then there were lights out for Earth Day, but the casinos were open and operating, nevertheless.

Despite some record-breaking visitor totals in recent months, Las Vegas Strip casinos are not only hurting, but they are also on life support. The blame? Covid 19 Virus.

But there is more to it than Covid 19, much more.

The left has set the mood for massive violence in the country and the Las Vegas Strip has not been immune. The Strip has seen an escalation in crime and violence that has hit right in the heart of the Vegas Valley cash cow.

Visitors and tourists are not going to risk their lives or their families in a town where what happens here, doesn’t stay here any more. Violence drives any conscious human being away to safer destinations.

Greenspun is a lefty anti-Trump mouthpiece that just last week published the Las Vegas Weekly with a cover, that mocks President Trump and yields huge headlines, END THIS CHAOS. Vote.

This week’s edition talks about a divided nation and blames President Trump.

The division of this nation began with Obama and Joe Biden before Trump ever took office and continued every second by the forces of the left until this very moment.

Publications like Greenspun and his media group’s are the epitome of chaos.

Chaos has spilled over in multiple Las Vegas casinos recently, downtown and on the Strip.

Not only fist fights, gang brawls, but gun play and knives being involved, too. It will get worst. Much worst.

The Wynn property was a recent victim of violence and so were several Strip properties, like Paris.

The leftist politicians, across the nation, have repeatedly called for violence against Trump supporters and right-wing Americans with no limitation on that violence.

I am not going to discuss the BLM and Antifa violence that has raged across America, fully with left-wing support and endorsement, you all know where that leads. You all know what it is all about. It is perfectly okay to riot, to burn down innocent people’s businesses and to injure and kill people. To destroy public and private property. To disobey police orders, to resist, to revolt, to…. create chaos.

The chaos Brian Greenspun’s lefty rags blame on Trump was started by the leftwing comrades long before Trump came on the scene.

Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and many other leftwing politicians led the movement of that chaos.

The Vegas Valley felt the crushing blows of that chaos in the Obama-Biden Great Recession that were blamed on Bush.

You reap what you sow. You get what you ask for.

And yet, they call Trump the divider, the hater.

But what are you going to do when it lands back on your own lap and your own business gets burned down? Cry for the police you so wantonly condemned and wanted to defund?

Sisolak Big Shot governor now, issues multiple executive orders, and not only closed down businesses directly causing many of them to fold, issued social distances, mandatory wearing personal protection equipment but failing to provide any legal penalties for people who fail to comply. “Resistors.”

All the time people are invading my safe space, and yet short of shooting them in the head to get them to comply they stand there aggressively telling me to go F myself.

Sisolak failed to provide mandatory felony prison sentences for those big tough guys that like to bully elders who wouldn’t give one damn putting them in a body bag should they get too damn brave and aggressive.

The blame lays squarely with Sisolak a big bad-ass bully wannabe politician. The recall efforts against him continue, but it is unlikely any will succeed.

Issuing executive orders for laws without penalties like the state or federal legislators would do is akin to giving nuts to a squirrel with no teeth.

I project the Vegas Valley will be in a full-blown depression within two years. Many of the kingpin casinos will collapse and be sold for pennies on the dollar. The day of the casino group and the mega resort will be over. The heyday of Vegas Valley long gone by.

Many area businesses will follow suit, including the big time publishers.

Tens of thousands of people will be out of work.

Greenspun will be a has-been media group. And so will many others. When the advertising source dies, so will the publications that were sustained by them.

People will flee from Vegas in busloads and truckloads. Moving vans will be seen in convoys stretching across America’s highways and expressways.

Market-values of property will decline. The stock market will dive

Hope and change will turn to despair and discouragement. Regrets, too.

Banks will close.

Suicide, divorce, bankruptcy, domestic violence and crime will be at an all-time high.

Crime will escalate to levels far beyond the 2010 level when Las Vegas neighborhoods took #3, #4 and #8 most dangerous neighborhoods in America according to the FBI.

Las Vegas used to be a place where cheating got you taken to a back room and your knees broken. Now, the left seems to not only condone cheating, but embraces it.

It will all come back around, sooner or later. Karma. Wait for it!

You played it, you own it.

MGM Resorts is closing a lot of properties or thinking about it. Properties are for sale. Sands, is up for sale. Wynn is down 80% from last year. Losing money at that rate, even the best of the properties cannot sustain for long. Tropicana laid off dozens of workers. Many casinos that were closed because of Sisolak’s executive orders, then reopened, are closing again. Many venues inside those casinos that are open are closed.

Several new properties recently opened after large construction. New properties opening while older, well-established properties are closing is ironic even for a seasoned investor to grasp. It remains to be seen how they will fair. People will come to see the new properties, but will they come back again to sustain them?

The way I see it, the big-time, long-time boys that made Vegas what it is today are cashing in and getting on a jet plane for the fastest way out of town. That ought to be a tell even a blind man could read.

Flip a coin, toss the dice. Do whatever you want to do, but whatever you do, don’t blame Trump because he had nothing to do with what’s coming for the future here in the Vegas Valley.

You reap what you sow and you live with it.

Look both ways crossing the streets, even if it is a one-way.

Until next time. ~Cliff


The U.S. Quarter Shortage

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.




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Winner! Winner! Albertsons Monopoly Game Draws to Conclusion, but It’s Not What You’ve Been Told…

Today (7 May 2019) is the last day you can shop at Albertsons and receive free Monopoly tickets for a chance to win prizes. Winners come from more than 1 billion game tickets in play. You could win free groceries, free grocery gift cards, vacations and trips, college tuitions, consumer products of various money-value ranges from a few hundred dollars to a million dollars and cash prizes ranging from $5 to 1 million dollars and much more!

Actually, the Albertsons store I shop at is already out of tickets, so you can’t receive any more free tickets at some of the stores. See “Complaint” below.

There is much mistruth being circulated by some of the Albertsons employees, at least at the store where I shop, so that prompts this article.

I have had several Albertsons employees, including some mid-level managers, state that 7 May 2019 was the last date to redeem Monopoly tickets. That simply just is not true. So don’t throw your unredeemed tickets away. THEY ARE STILL GOOD!

The 7 May 2019 date is the last day tickets are supposedly handed out. But as stated, Albertsons have already depleted their supply a few days ahead of this date.

The online game for entering the code for additional chances to win in a sweepstake ends 17 May 2019 online or must be received by 28 May 2019 for mailed-in tickets.

Winning tickets for the prizes including instant winners and in-store coupons are good and redeemable through Tuesday 28 May 2019. It says so right on the winning ticket. Some special promos have expiration dates as late as 30 June 2019. See the printed information on the tickets for all expiration dates.

Lesson learned: Don’t take people’s word for it, not even managers. DIY and study all aspects of any game you enter. It could be worth a lot of money, and if not, provide some nice little bonuses such as free items. Review all rules and regulations and all information pertaining to the games offered at a retail store or consumer outlets that you decide to participate in. Review them early and don’t wait until the last minute to act such as cashing in winning tickets since supplies could be depleted.

Can’t find your Monopoly board? No worries. You don’t need it. Besides, a website explaining the Albertsons Monopoly Game suggests collecting whole game board pieces is a waste of time and energy. All you need are the RARE GAME PIECES. RARE GAME PIECES NEEDED TO WIN BIG Links to the complete official rules and other information are also included at this site. RULES

According to this website these are the only tickets you need to save: 302BA, 308DB, 309AC, 315CD, 318BE, 321AF, 327CG, 332DH, 335CI, 336DI, 341CJ, 343EJ, 348DK, 351CL, 353AM, 358BN, 362BO, 365AP, 372DQ, 374BR, 379CS, 381AT, 388DU, 391CV, 394BW, 397EW, 398AX, 401DX, 403AY, 404BY, 408AZ, 411DZ, 416D$, 417E$, 419B#, 420C#.
These are rare or very rare tickets. They are worth big bucks.

It is suggested you review this website information since there is still time to win and cash in your winnings.

Don’t discount the opportunity for the second-chance drawings, either. In 2017 a woman won the 1 million dollar prize from entering the second-chance drawing at an Albertsons affiliate store: Million-dollar winner

Tips:
Next year, start earlier and review the rules at the beginning of the game so you know exactly where you stand and what you need to do. Take full advantage of promos like these since they can total a tidy reward throughout the promotional season. That translates to a cash saving for your shopping budget.

Place all of your Monopoly tickets in one place, a basket, shoebox, whatever so you can find them when you need them and they are not scattered around in clutter presenting a lost opportunity. There is nothing worse than finding a winning ticket after the game is over and the turn-in date has expired.

Don’t waste winning tickets. If you can’t use them, give them to someone who can.

You’ve got to be in it to win. GOOD LUCK!

Complaint:
When the final day of free tickets approaches Albertsons has a habit of passing out extra tickets so they are not left with leftovers. This is a bad policy since I have a stack of tickets that are instant winners for two free tickets each. I am sure many other people have these now worthless tickets, too. Any of those tickets may (or could have) provide bigger winners. Because the Albertsons store where I shop has depleted its supply I am told I could go to another store. WRONG! Albertsons should send out to whatever source they have to and honor these winning tickets and redeem them as a customer deserves. Sure, they can change the rules or put disclaimers like “while supplies last,” but they devalue their own game and reputation when they do this nonsense because they displeased their loyal customer base. Lesson learned. Don’t wait until the last day to redeem your winning tickets. But then, what if those winning tickets for free tickets were among the last handed out? Now what?

Author’s Note:
This article is from Poor Boy’s Consumer Economics Series, A Blogs & eBooks series topic. The Poor Boy’s Consumer Economics Series will soon be a publication released in Amazon-Kindle KDP eBook and print books formats with some of the discussions abbreviated, edited for blogs, revised and blogged. Poor Boy’s Consumer Economics is a value-based series of publications teaching a host of consumer economics lessons for the frugal consumer, for thrifty shopping, bargain-hunting, consumer savings tips, building an in-home food and supply storehouse, survival tips and such topics as credit building: restoring and rebuilding, buying and selling new and used cars or motor vehicles, travel tips, apartment renting, real estate and security investments, financial and banking lessons and how-to articles on unlimited subjects and much more related material from the Clifford G. Harrison DIY Freedom & Independence Library. There is also a related series called Poor Boy’s Kitchen which specializes with tips in the preparing of economic meals using a selection of cost-effective foods and ingredients. There is also much advice on home kitchens, fresh, canned, frozen, perishable and nonperishable foods, pantry and water storage to meet any or most survival emergencies, cookware and money-saving ideas in home culinary operations and food storage.


Should the Government Do As Mark Zuckerberg Asks, Help Control Internet Content?

It is odd that Mark Zuckerberg has requested the government to have oversight over the Internet.

The government has always had oversight over the Internet, it just has not used its lawful powers usefully or correctly. The primary reason for that lack of oversight is from the inept public officials elected to Congress. These elected official fail because they are either actors and entertainers grandstanding with no real interest in enacting laws like legislators should and only present themselves in TV Reality-like shows called News pretending to be representative of the people and actually being of no legal use due to lack of representation and legislative enactments. Or, on the other side of the aisle, they have been involved in nonstop espionage, sabotage, Deep State conspiracy and political fighting that has gained zero use to the people. Their pugnacious behavior has only continuously divided our nation. But, Zuckerberg calls for Social Media Reform, not just for Facebook, but across the social media platforms.

I think that Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) and Jack Dorsey (Twitter), just to name two, are war criminals. I hold both Zuckerberg and Dorsey, their partners, managers and business associates responsible for the death of tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children, including babies who died (actually who were slaughtered or exterminated) because of their social media platforms’ tolerance, promoting, aiding and abetting and directly enhancing the rise of Daesh (ISIS) and other international terrorists. That is a historical fact which plenty of evidence can be found to support my claims.  I began protesting Zuckerberg’s and Dorsey’s as well as other social media lord’s participation in those attacks as early as June of 2014 when Daesh was just coming to surface on the international stage. Some of my writing to attest to those statements can be found in some of the posts below on this very website.

This post is not about the war crimes of Mark Zuckerberg or Jack Dorsey. That will come in another post or essay, or a series of them, in my Blogs & eBook collections. I believe, in time, one of the nations involved in the Daesh terrorism or the United Nations will indeed begin investigations and bring war crimes tribunals against the billionaire tyrants who rose to war-crime statue because of their inhumane behavior that FAILED TO REGULATE OR BAN HATE CRIMES AND POLITICAL, SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC AS WELL AS HUMAN RIGHTS AGENDA BY INTERNATIONAL TERRORIST AND CRIMINALS INCLUDING PARTICULARLY ISLAMIC MUSLIMS

But no one wanted to offend the Muslims, so tens of thousands of innocent men, women, and children including babies were slaughtered. Now, Zuckerberg calls for government oversight. I agree with him. But I also agree he (and Jack Dorsey and Company) should be held responsible for his own involvement in election tampering, hate crime activities and other wrongdoings including massive privacy invasions.

Just download an archive of your Facebook content and you will find low and behold Zuckerberg and Company has possession of your telephone contacts. Every name, every number in your telephone contact list Zuckerberg has possession of. So does who knows whatever third-party Facebook and company sold their private numbers too.

Jack Dorsey and Company offers a content archive download, too. But it is bogus. FAKE. It does not work. Just like the appeal process when Twitter locks out a user because their PINK HAIRS claimed the user used hateful content. The appeals go unread or ignored with no responses. Until the user gets on his knees and pleads mercy and saying UNCLE to the tyrant billionaire’s Pink Hairs the user’s account will remain to be locked out–innocent or guilty. And many of guilty ones will continue their hate because Dorsey and Company or Zuckerberg and Company happen to give them preference.

So, yes, we need oversight on social media. Government oversight or third parties. But who is to say even they won’t discriminate unfairly? We need oversight beginning with Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and the rest of Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Google, YouTube, and other tech companies and social media. And we need oversight of public officials who express hate and incite hate and violence. Will we every see it? I doubt it. Maxine Waters is not only alive and well but prospering in Congress without a political scratch on her, although the ethics rules of Congress state she could and should have been expelled. The same applies to many other public officials that have never been brought to justice. Think Lois Lerner. Her partner in crime is now Chairman of the Government Oversight Committee, imagine that.

I don’t agree much on anything either Mark Zuckerberg or Jack Dorsey say or do. I do agree with at least taking a look at the list of things he mentions below and bringing them to an open forum for discussion. But I also agree with the majority of Americans and probably world citizens of all political, social, economic and religious ideologies and convictions that there needs to be oversight of the tech and social media tyrant billionaires themselves and a regulation to bring a fair and balance equality for and of all people. Muslims and blacks should not be given preference because someone is afraid of offending them. Nor should whites be given special privilege. Nor should an existing generation be blamed for something a former generation committed.

We need to pull our heads out of the sand and make a better world for all of us and future generations.

We have a lot of nonsense floating around in our society, at home and abroad. We need good leaders to sift through that nonsense and bring us equal justice for all while restoring peace and calm and unity. Is anyone up to the job?

Add Your Two Cents
What do you think should happen? Should there be a government oversight in social media? Or even on the Internet? If so who should be regulated and what should the penalties for violation be? Who should do the regulating and what defense or appeal should a person who believes they are innocent have? Should websites be able to lock people out denying them access to their own material, even if they do lock out the user from public appearance? What about freedom of speech? Where are the lines drawn to protect freedom of speech and the First Amendment?

What does Mark Zuckerberg want?

In brief, Mr. Zuckerberg calls for the following things:

* Common rules that all social media sites need to adhere to, enforced by third-party bodies, to control the spread of harmful content

* All major tech companies to release a transparency report every three months, to put it on a par with financial reporting

* Stronger laws around the world to protect the integrity of elections, with common standards for all websites to identify political actors

* Laws that not only apply to candidates and elections, but also other “divisive political issues”, and for laws to apply outside of official campaign periods

* New industry-wide standards to control how political campaigns use data to target voters online

* More countries to adopt privacy laws like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force last year

* A “common global framework” that means these laws are all standardized globally, rather than being substantially different from country to country

* Clear rules about who’s responsible for protecting people’s data when they move it from one service to another
— Mark Zuckerberg’s request. Source BBC News which a link this material is from is provided here. BBC News Article Follow BBC News feeds in the sidebar to the right and below.

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Amazon becomes the world’s most valuable public company

Jeff Bezos has surpassed Bill Gates as the world’s richest man and his company, Amazon, passes Gates’s Microsoft as the world’s most valuable public company.

It only took 25 years for Jeff Bezos to take a company now named Amazon.com from a private garage to one of the largest companies in the world. Founded in 1994 Bezos started in the used book business and sold his first book in 1995.

Amazon becomes world’s most valuable public company (8 January 2019)

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos beats Bill Gates in new rich list (17 July 2018)

Bill Gates and his partner, Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, began their road to riches from the humble beginning started in a private garage, too.

Mark Zuckerberg and his co-founders started Facebook in a college dorm room. There are thousands of examples of how Americans started with nothing and built an empire. Why are they hated so much and attacked so often?

Three years ago college graduates could not find a job. Many lived in their mother’s basement and were in despair. Now many of them have their own companies and are are climbing the corporate ladder and are planning their own company. That’s what the Americans do, they dream the American Dream.

While socialists and socialism are rising like out-of-control weeds in a garden crowding out American Dreams and prosperity, they denounce the wealthy people and the big companies they own. They are calling for taxes as high as 70% on the very companies started by college dropouts and people just like themselves. America and Americans produce yet again world examples that one can, in the freest and most independent land in the world, go from rags to riches, broke to wealthy by following their dreams and working hard.

Now why would anybody want to destroy that?

A young, Saudi Arabian woman, Rahaf al-Qunun, is struggling for freedom and independence after escaping her patriarch family in the Middle East. In nations like Saudi Arabia, a U.S. ally of significant importance, females, even adults do not have freedom or independence. If Ms. Mohammed a-Qunun is forced to return to her home country of Saudi Arabia it is certain she will be another victim of honor killing.

Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi woman ‘given refugee status’

The bridge from slavery to freedom is a daring and risky thing to cross. So is the bridge from destitution to financial security. Those that dare to risk everything and take those challenges of crossing those bridges have the most to gain.

We have become a world that wants to punish those who have accomplished so much and reward those who have done little to help themselves or the world. That just doesn’t seem right.