AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER STANDS HER GROUND

The naked truth can be PAINFUL…

There was a great article written recently about the Prime Minister of Australia – she is sticking to her principles of standing up for her fellow countrymen and women who voted her into public office…I felt the need to share this article with as many other Americans as possible because we NEED this kind of backbone to be displayed by our American politicians…especially by our President!

Prime Minister Julian Gillard – Australia

“Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia Law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia, as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.
Separately, Gillard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying she supported spy agencies monitoring the nation’s mosques”:

QUOTE:

‘IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT…take it or leave it. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.’

‘This culture has been developed over 2 centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom.’

‘We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, learn the language!’

‘Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right-wing, political push, but a fact because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture.’

‘We will accept your beliefs, and will not question why. All we ask is that you accept ours, and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.’

‘This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about our Flag, our Pledge, our Christian Beliefs, or our way of life, I highly encourage you to take advantage of one other great Australian freedom – the right to LEAVE.’

‘If you aren’t happy here, then LEAVE. We didn’t force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country that accepted you.’

Democrat Sees the Light…

I just HAVE to share this message that I received in an email – it speaks the TRUTH…

This is really a great letter. I am most impressed by the fact the gentleman that wrote it signed his name and address to it.

This came from a Democrat! I read it and it certainly hits the nail where it would hurt. Google has the letter posted on their web site. This is well written…….and should be read by everyone in these United States! It will be well worth the three minutes it requires to read this. It is quite impressive.

You can be Republican, Democrat, Liberal, Conservative, Independent or Libertarian and I’ll bet this will hit a nerve. Our country is in real trouble.
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Senator Patty Murray
Senator Maria Cantwell
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senators:

I have tried to live by the rules my entire life. My father was a Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, who died of combat related stresses shortly after his retirement. It was he who instilled in me those virtues he felt important – honesty, duty, patriotism and obeying the laws of God and of our various governments. I have served my country, paid my taxes, worked hard, volunteered and donated my fair share of money, time and artifacts.

Today, as I approach my 79th birthday, I am heart-broken when I look at my country and my government. I shall only point out a very few things abysmally wrong which you can multiply by a thousand fold. I have calculated that all the money I have paid in income taxes my entire life cannot even keep the Senate barbershop open for one year! Only Heaven and a few tight-lipped actuarial types know what the Senate dining room costs the taxpayers. So please, enjoy your haircuts and meals on us

Last year, the president spent an estimated $1.4 billion on himself and his family. The vice president spends $ millions on hotels. They have had 8 vacations so far this year! And our House of Representatives and Senate have become America’s answer to the Saudi royal family. You have become the “perfumed princes and princesses” of our country.

In the middle of the night, you voted in the Affordable Health Care Act, a.k.a. “Obamacare,” a bill which no more than a handful of senators or representatives read more than several paragraphs, crammed it down our throats, and then promptly exempted yourselves from it substituting your own taxpayer-subsidized golden health care insurance.

You live exceedingly well, eat and drink as well as the “one percenters,” consistently vote yourselves perks and pay raises while making 3.5 times the average U.S. individual income, and give up nothing while you (as well as the president and veep) ask us to sacrifice due to sequestration (for which, of course, you plan to blame the Republicans, anyway).

You understand very well the only two rules you need to know – (1) How to get elected, and (2) How to get re-elected. And you do this with the aid of an eagerly willing and partisan press, speeches permeated with a certain economy of truth, and by buying the votes of the greedy, the ill-informed and under-educated citizens (and non-citizens, too, many of whom do vote ) who are looking for a handout rather than a job. Your so-called “safety net” has become a hammock for the lazy. And, what is it now, about 49 or 50 million on food stamps – pretty much all Democrat voters – and the program is absolutely rife with fraud and absolutely no congressional oversight?

I would offer that you are not entirely to blame. What changed you is the seductive environment of power in which you have immersed yourselves. It is the nature of both houses of Congress which requires you to subordinate your virtue in order to get anything done until you have achieved a leadership role. To paraphrase President Reagan, it appears that the second oldest profession (politics), bears a remarkably strong resemblance to the oldest.

As the hirsute first Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834 -1902), English historian and moralist, so aptly and accurately stated, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” I’m only guessing that this applies to the female sex as well. Tell me, is there a more corrupt entity in this country than Congress?

While we middle class people continue to struggle, our government becomes less and less transparent, more and more bureaucratic, and ever so much more dictatorial, using Czars and Secretaries to tell us (just to mention a very few) what kind of light bulbs we must purchase, how much soda or hamburgers we can eat, what cars we can drive, gasoline to use, and what health care we must buy. Countless thousands of pages of regulations strangle our businesses costing the consumer more and more every day.

As I face my final year, or so, with cancer, my president and my government tell me “You’ll just have to take a pill,” while you, Senator, your colleagues, the president, and other exulted government officials and their families will get the best possible health care on our tax dollars until you are called home by your Creator while also enjoying a retirement beyond my wildest dreams, which of course, you voted for yourselves and we pay for.

The chances of you reading this letter are practically zero as your staff will not pass it on, but with a little luck, a form letter response might be generated by them with an auto signature applied, hoping we will believe that you, our senator or representative, has heard us and actually cares. This letter will, however, go on line where many others will have the chance to read one person’s opinion, rightly or wrongly, about this government, its administration and its senators and representatives.

I only hope that occasionally you might quietly thank the taxpayer for all the generous entitlements which you have voted yourselves, for which, by law, we must pay, unless, of course, it just goes on the $19 trillion national debt for which your children and ours, and your grandchildren and ours, ad infinitum, must eventually try to pick up the tab.

My final thoughts are that it must take a person who has either lost his or her soul, or conscience, or both, to seek re-election and continue to destroy the country that I deeply love. You have put it so far in debt that we will never pay it off while your lot improves by the minute, because of your power.

For you, Senator, will never stand up to the rascals in your House who constantly deceive the American people. And that, my dear Senator, is how power has corrupted you and the entire Congress. The only answer to clean up this cesspool is term limits. This, of course, will kill the goose that lays your golden eggs. And woe be to him (or her) who would dare to bring it up.

Sincerely,

Bill Schoonover
3096 Angela Lane
Oak Harbor, WA

Maybe….just maybe this is the reason the political establishment is against Trump. He may just kill the goose……

QUESTION YOUR GOVERNMENT

I was never really all that interested in learning about History while I was in school, which is somewhat strange considering that my father was a HUGE history buff, with 2 walls full of history-related books in our house…

Even when I had one of the best historical references in 12th grade – my World History teacher, who also happened to be a World War II Veteran – I just never had that much interest in it…I was simply gliding through life and reacting to my surroundings and daily circumstances…

Recently, however, I have developed a keen awareness of what is happening within our (American) government, right under our noses, which has also given me a sincere interest in American History

The more political and societal documentaries that I watch, the more audio books that I listen to while driving to and from work, the more physical books that I read – the more frustrated I become with the ways in which our government leaders have further and further (over the years) jeopardized our (America) standing in the World…

I find many operations and mindsets within our American government to be seriously disturbing, and I caution you to keep your eyes and ears OPEN as you go about your daily life…
Pay attention…

Be aware…

Stay informed…

QUESTION things…

I am afraid that our government encourages its citizens to remain caught up in the drama associated with Celebrities (via the Internet, Reality TV shows, etc) so that we do not pay close attention to what GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS are doing…

YO, ADRIAN – I DID IT!

After leaving the University of Miami to pursue an acting career, Sylvester “Sly” Stallone began experiencing the first of his MANY rejections…

He landed his first starring role in 1974 as a cocky gang member in “The Lords of Flatbush” – but that fame was short-lived…

Without any additional promising leads in the acting realm, Sly turned to the world of writing and began to turn out various screenplays

This, unfortunately, did not improve his luck – but he was internally convinced that his Destiny was to one day become a great Actor

Holding true to his personal beliefs, Sly refused to take a “normal” job, for fear that it would extinguish his inner drive and passion

Sly reached a point of starving desperation…he waited outside of a local liquor store for passers-by, in order to sell his pet bulldog – his best friend at the time – for a mere $50.00…just enough money to be able to afford a few groceries

Then one day inspiration struck, while Sly was watching a professional boxing match between Joe Weppner and Muhammad Ali…Weppner – being highly outmatched by Ali – was being POUNDED, but he utterly refused to either give up or “stay down”…

Sly spent the next 24+ hours feverishly creating the entire script and screenplay for the movie “Rocky”

With renewed vigor, Sly once again hit the streets to find a movie studio to purchase his new creation – but to no avail – continuous rejection was all that he found

Never one to be deterred, Sly finally located a studio who LOVED the script – they wanted to buy it for $100,000.00 – but on the sole condition that Sly would NOT be the actor to fill the role of the leading character…

That would simply not do – Sly was BORN to play that role!!!

Naturally, Sly refused their offer, even though he was still broke and starving

A few weeks later, that same studio increased their purchase offer to $400,000.00 in an attempt to coerce Sly into parting with his screenplay on their terms – but Sly again refused…remember that, in his heart, the role of Rocky was Sly’s Destiny…

Broken and defeated – but still highly interested – that studio finally agreed to allow Sly to play the lead role, but this time they offered him a “measly” $25,000.00…you see, the studio was definitely sold on the quality of the screenplay and script, but they were NOT sold on Sly’s acting ability…

Un-deterred, Sly cashed that $25,000.00 check and subsequently camped out next to that same local liquor store where he was previously forced to sell his best friend (his bulldog) for grocery money…

After 3 long days of waiting, the man who had purchased Sly’s bulldog just 3 months earlier finally arrived at the liquor store – word had gotten out around town by now, though, that Sly had recently met with some financial success…this, coupled with sensing Sly’s desperation, caused the greed inside this man to force Sly’s hand on the “buy back” terms…

The pet bulldog that Sly had originally sold for $50.00 was finally returned to Sly for both a lump sum payment of $15,000.00 AND a cameo appearance in Sly’s new movie!

Needless to say, Sly’s inner passion and drive – his belief in himself and his talents – his refusal to give up under ANY circumstances – led to his ultimate success

And oh, by the way – the movie “Rocky” went on to win the Academy Award in 1976 for BEST PICTURE

PERSISTENCE IS KEY

For a majority of my young life I was a QUITTER

I was great at STARTING things, but really terrible at FINISHING those things

I finished all of the mandatory things (like high school) naturally, but it was my extra-curricular activities – the non-mandatory ones (Band, speed-reading, Martial Arts, etc) – that suffered my lazy and uninspired (at that time) mindset…

Since then I have grown up learning most of my Life Lessons the hard way – and I have come to appreciate the importance of a positive mindset, in ANYTHING that I do…

Let’s take my college degree, for example – I was only able to complete 1 semester of college credit prior to joining the U.S. Navy…

During my 20 years as a Sailor, I served on 5 different combat ships and was assigned to only 1 Shore Duty tour – during which I wasted all of my free time with relaxation – needless to say, I failed to actively pursue my Bachelors Degree during my Navy career…

I retired after 20 years of honorable service without a college degree, and because of that there were many potential Employers at my first post-Navy Job Fair who would not even speak with me!
As a result, I had to accept a Field Engineer/Supervisor position in order to start out my second career at a higher salary – a position that did not require a college degree, but was similar in job scope to that which I performed while in the Navy…

Allow me to digress for a moment and explain what it is that I mean by “field work”, in case you do not know what I mean…I had to work in and around a noisy, hot power plant – supervising maintenance on various pieces of steam-driven equipment for 12 – 14 hours per day, 6 – 7 days per week, for months at a time…at least 3 – 4 times per year!

After 20 years spent mainly away from home in the U.S. Navy, followed by 3 years spent mainly away from home on “road jobs”, I knew that I needed a CHANGE…

So I buckled down, got myself enrolled in an online Technical Management degree program with DeVry University, and I GOT TO WORK

Let me remind you that I was working in the Field the entire time that I was working on my degree…remember the 12 – 14 hours per day for 6 – 7 days per week? Now add online college classes to THAT schedule!

Luckily, thank to Transfer Credits that I was awarded for experiences that I gained during my Navy career, I was able to complete my Bachelors degree in just 18 months – but those were the LONGEST 18 months of y life so far…

I shared that short story with you in order to emphasize the point that I am about to make…

If you seriously want to accomplish something in particular during the course of your life, then you have got to make it a PRIORITY – do whatever it is that you need to do, in order to get it done – inside of your mind, the successful achievement of that goal must equated to being a matter of LIFE OR DEATH…

KEY COMMITMENTS FOR ONLINE MARKETING SUCCESS

There are a handful of key commitments that are crucial to success in your ability to make money online in any marketing business…

BECOME A PRODUCT OF THE PRODUCT:

You must ABSORB the information contained within your products and services so that you understand and comprehend all of the knowledge that is available to you – this not only expands your personal knowledge base, but can also increase the belief that you have in yourself. A larger knowledge base gives you a much more informed and well-rounded view of the World around you – and the application of that knowledge is where true power lies.
Being more knowledgeable about your Products and Services also gives you conviction – an aura of change within you that people can sense, which can help to build their own internal levels of belief.

BLOG DAILY:

Your blog posts are your domain – your voice. Allowing others into your world via daily blog posts is an easy way for you to market yourself – you no longer have to rely on acquaintances (parents, friends, teachers, bosses, etc) to speak on your behalf. SHARE YOUR STORY – we all have one – what is YOURS?
Create valuable content and make it easily accessible to others via your blog – your “online stock” will rise, and people will actually connect with you and seek out your advice because you will have become somewhat of an expert on certain topics…

MARKET DAILY:

Treat your daily blog posts as if they are an integral part of a real business – take them very seriously, giving them your best effort…for those of the younger generation who may not be as experienced in the job market – treat your daily blog posts as if they are assignments in a college class that you MUST pass with a HIGH grade, in order to graduate.
Once you begin to make money on commissions from online sales of your particular Products and Services, invest at least 20% of those commissions BACK INTO YOUR BUSINESS, to make it even more profitable and attractive…

NEW MEMBER COACHING:

Connect with both your Sponsor and as many other members of the team that you have joined as possible – and especially connect with those people who have joined the team as a result of YOUR personal efforts and communication – this is the network of people whom can answer all of your questions.
There ARE areas of your business in which you must dedicate yourself to learning as much as possible on your own simply because that is how you will make your biggest mental breakthroughs, but realize this – you will be establishing a business FOR yourself, but not BY yourself….

COMPANY TRAINING:

Typically during a few select days of each week there are thousands of people across America and around the Word who come together via telephone and the internet to share in messages of inspiration and success, which helps to reinforce their respective VISION of a successful future.
These trainings offer you the opportunity to personally engage with others who have already achieved successes on the same platforms in which you have invested, which not only allows you to learn tips and tricks that have worked for them, but it also helps you to tap into YOUR OWN belief….

READ DAILY:

I shouldn’t really need to say any more about this, other than what I have already shared with you up until this point – there is SO MUCH available in our World for you to learn about, enjoy, and share – consider gaining additional knowledge to be an investment in YOU….

LIVE EVENTS:

Connecting with other like-minded people will strengthen your own resolve and focus – this also allows the business to become REAL to you, which is when the magic happens!

These are a few of the insights that I have gained along my fairly short (so far) journey towards online success – and they are just the tip of the iceberg!

SETTING “NO” GOALS

I just re-listened to the “Go For No” audio book again recently – it had a HUGE impact on me during my 1st listen, but I was able to pick up even more nuggets of wisdom from my 2nd listen – which I will share with you now…

Human beings are wired for Love and Connection, which means that we are not wired to handle rejection and/or failure well…

We are taught (as we grow and mature) to believe that FAILURE is BAD – something to be avoided at all costs – but the REVERSE is actually true…

The more people to whom we expose ourselves and our business opportunities – in other words, the more often we expose ourselves to the risk of failure – the more SUCCESS we have the opportunity to achieve…

It comes down to being a “numbers” game…

For example, let us say that you are a Salesperson for a particular company and that you have a quota of closing 5 sales each week…

You have a very smooth day on Monday, closing sales during the first 3 calls that you make – so you relax a bit, knowing that you still have 4 days left of the week in order to close the remaining 2 sales and meet your quota…

On Tuesday, your significant other and/or your kids get sick, so you must take a trip to the Emergency Room – there goes Tuesday…

You have already agreed to participate in the company-wide golf tournament, which is scheduled for the following day – there goes Wednesday…

An inconsiderate driver cuts you off in traffic on your way to work the next morning, resulting in your being involved in a fender-bender – between dealing with tow trucks, insurance company assessments, and rental cars, there goes Thursday…

Friday comes, and you arrive safely at your work desk – as you review your paperwork for the week you are gripped by fear, realizing that you still have 2 sales to close before you leave for the day, in order to meet your weekly quota…ARGH!!!

When we align our success goals with being able to receive a “YES” from a potential client / customer, we limit our productivity – it is human nature for you to “take your foot off the pedal” and relax once you get close to achieving your “YES” goals, instead of pushing through to the associated finish line…

Now what if you were to align your goals with achieving a “NO” instead of a “YES”?

Let us go back to the example of you being a salesperson with a 5 sales per week quota again, for just a moment…

At the beginning of your work week, you set a personal goal for achieving as many “NO’s” as possible…naturally you will receive a few “YES’s” along the way – which is really nice – but you are striving for a plethora of “NO’s”, so you keep making phone calls until you reach your internal “NO” level / number…

With this mindset in action, you will EASILY exceed your quota of “YES’s” each week – engrain this mindset in your psyche so that you follow it by habit each and every week, and you just might CRUSH your company’s sales records!

The bottom line is this – the more often that you put yourself out there and face failure, the more success you will achieve…think about it….

CREATING A SOCIAL STATE

I have been worried about the state of America for quite a while now – I have actually written a book on the subject…

I was sent the following list of information within an email message – Saul Alinsky is the original author, as far as I know, so I give him FULL PROPS for these ideas – I simply want to share them with as many Americans as possible…

ANYONE REMEMBER THE USSR?

“How to Create a Social State”, by Saul Alinsky

There are 8 levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important:
1) HEALTHCARE – control healthcare, and you control the people

2) POVERTY – increase the poverty level as high as possible…poor people are easier to control, and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live

3) DEBT – increase the debt to an unsustainable level…that way, you are able to increase taxes and produce more poverty

4) GUN CONTROL – remove the ability of the people to defend themselves from the government…that way, you are able to create a Police State

5) WELFARE – take control of every aspect of their lives (food, housing, income)

6) EDUCATION – take control of what people read and listen to…take control of what children learn in school

7) RELIGION – remove the belief in God from the government and the schools

8) CLASS WARFARE – divide the people into the Wealthy and the Poor…this will cause more discontent, and it will be easier to tax the Wealthy with the support of the Poor

Does any of this sound like what is ALREADY HAPPENING in America?

THE COMPOUND EFFECT

I have recently read the book: “The Compound Effect”, which is somewhat of a companion to the book: “The Slight Edge” – both of these manuals speak about the importance of STICKING WITH IT…
It is not any particular action (that you undertake) in and of itself, but rather the REPETITION of that action that is the key to success…

Many times we (human beings) are really good at STARTING things, but not all that great at FINISHING them – once our initial excitement (about the new activity) wears off, it is far too easy to lose focus…

The key is in the compounding effect of consistently performing positive actions – and I stress POSITIVE because, unfortunately, those same compounding effects work just as well when it comes to NEGATIVE actions…

Let’s look at this concept as it relates to something that you and I are familiar with – Diet and Exercise…
Assume that you just started your New Year’s resolution diet & exercise plan 2 weeks ago, but you have not yet seen any visible results – even though your body is actually starting to FEEL better…

At this point it would be relatively easy to quit – I mean, you have been busting your butt for the past 2 weeks and you have no physical improvement to show for it…as a matter of fact, you have actually GAINED a few pounds…?!?!?!?!?!

Well, that phenomenon (the initial weight gain) is to be expected – you have been building a bit of muscle over the past 2 weeks while performing your workout routines, and muscle is HEAVIER than fat…so the trick to not getting immediately discouraged is to NOT judge your short-term results by what the weight scale tells you…

It is at this point where you need to make a crucial decision – keep doing what you are doing…do what you are doing, but with less effort…or QUIT…after all (you ask yourself), if you skip your exercise and diet routine JUST FOR 1 DAY, will that IMMEDIATELY make you fatter and less healthy?

No – of course it won’t – but if you find an excuse to say “NO” to exercise and diet today, it will be that much easier to say “NO” again tomorrow, and even easier to pass up on the next day…and the next…and the next…

And the next thing you know, you are making that same New Year’s resolution this year that you made last year because you quit on yourself…

On the flipside – if you continue to perform your diet and exercise routines on a consistent basis – IN SPITE OF not seeing immediate results – then the Compound Effect will eventually kick in and you WILL meet your fitness goals!

Keep the faith and keep plugging along – for added motivation, you can daily visualize how GREAT you will look and feel once you have met your training goals…and isn’t that a SPECTACULAR feeling?