Saturday, December 17, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
To the politicians of the United States of America!,
You are a great disappointment to your nation! Your failure to put in place a plan to ensure that the United States of America obtain the financial wherewithal to secure and protect the country and its citizens by managing revenues and expenditures in a manner that ensure that the country can meet its financial obligations without jeopardizing critical internal operations is a dereliction of your fiduciary duty to the citizens that elected you.
Your partisanship and self interest has obviously caused you to lose sight of the gravity and potential impact to your country and the world as a result of your inertia. Every day you fail to come together as leaders to do what’s right for the country and the American people, the less you are respected and the less important your party affiliation becomes.
If the U.S. experiences a lowering of its credit rating, irrespective of whether or not the debt ceiling is raised, your negligence would have caused potential irreparable financial duress to this country and possibly the world. The value of the country’s currency will depreciate and the cost to borrow money will increase, thereby causing the US economy to experience stagflation.
Furthermore, your egregious lack of leadership coupled with the country’s now riskier securities will cause international creditors and investors to consider other investment options and therefore may choose to not invest in the US, thereby making the debate over whether or not to increase the debt ceiling of no consequence.
Have you at any time stopped to think during your so call negotiations about how your failure to act on such an important financial matter would put at risk the security of the country.
I suggest that before your next rendezvous that each and every congress person and senator take a much closer look at the potential dire consequences to you and your family personally, if this country is put in a position where it is difficult to obtain the funding required to operate and more importantly protect its citizens, if our currency is significantly devalued and/or if we cannot pay our debt obligations.
The world is watching you! Right now you are weak because of your division! As a result, you cause vulnerability to the nation from within as well as from outside threats. Again, the world is watching. Remember, you and your household are not impervious to threats and risks that your dereliction of duty has and is causing.
Posted by Lafate Smith at 1:30 PM
Thursday, April 21, 2011
It seems a lot of political pundits are making fun of the "The Don" and not taking him serious. Are they really that disrespectful of such an established well know business man or are they trying to discredit him because he is considered an outsider? I personally take Trump serious. I don't think he would risk his reputation if he didn't believe in what he is saying and doing. Don't be surprised if the country gives a serious look and consideration to a smart and wealthy business man who doesn't have a political background.
Friday, April 15, 2011
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Social media is being integrated into our lives more and more every day. Now, if you have a smart phone, you can actually shop for lowest price of gas based on where you are located using your smart phone. You phone will even provide you with the direction on how to get to the station. I guess that's why they call them smart phones, hah? :-)
Thursday, April 14, 2011
What is the most important factor that enables you to achieve a goal after you've identified the goal and developed a plan? You, of course, must execute the plan and you may even have to tweak the plan along the way, but what actually keeps you going, working, step-by-step, per the plan. I think its self discipline.
You have to discipline yourself and take control of yourself and sometimes force yourself to execute the steps in the plan. The people who are at the top of their sport or profession all made themselves study or train on days when they really didn't feel like it, or did even think they would be able to.
What will determine your degree of self discipline is how much you desire to obtain or achieve your goal. There is a strong possibility that you have seen a competition of some sort when a less skilled person or team was able to defeat an opponent considered to be highly talented. This is because the team or person considered to be the underdog had a higher intensity and/or hunger for winning on that day than their more skilled opponent, which usually means the team considered to be the underdog was more prepared for the competition.
So remember, your ability to achieve whatever it is that you are working towards right now, rest in large part on your ability to be discipline. Unfortunately, many continue to struggle with self discipline, and require coaching to keep them on track. This is why so many people hire personal trainers to get in shape. Many of those who get personal trainers already know what exercises to do and how to do them, but they hire trainers nonetheless because they need someone to essentially coach them and hold them accountable. The health and fitness of people with this mindset, is solely dependent on the affordability and accessibility of a good fitness trainer. This is why so many people cannot maintain a healthy lifestyle after they part ways with their trainer. However, the good coaches, trainers, teachers, tutors, etc. will put more focus on teaching their clients on how to obtain the discipline they need to keep them focus and diligently taking the necessary steps to keep them on track, which will allow them to not only achieve the goal at hand but also the goals they set for themselves in the future.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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This video is based on an email I received from a friend. I thought it was so funny I had to make a video about it.
See the funny office policy below:
Effective April 22, 2011
NEW OFFICE POLICY
1) You are advised to come to work dressed according to your salary.
2) If we see you wearing Prada shoes and carrying a Gucci bag, we will assume you are doing well financially and therefore do not need a raise.
3) If you dress poorly, you need to learn to manage your money better, so that you may buy nicer clothes, and therefore you do not need a raise.
4) If you dress just right, you are right where you need to be and therefore you do not need a raise.
We will no longer accept a doctor's statement as proof of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.
Each employee will receive 104 personal days a year.
They are called Saturdays & Sundays.
Entirely too much time is being spent in the toilet.
There is now a strict three-minute time limit in the stalls. At the end of three minutes, an alarm will sound, the toilet paper roll will retract, the stall door will open, and a picture will be taken. After your second offense, your picture will be posted on the company bulletin board under the 'Chronic Offenders' category. Anyone caught smiling in the picture will be sectioned under the company's mental health policy.
* Skinny people get 30 minutes for lunch, as they need to eat more, so that they can look healthy.
* Normal size people get 15 minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal to maintain their average figure.
* Chubby people get 5 minutes for lunch, because that's all the time needed to drink a Slim-Fast.
Thank you for your loyalty to our company. We are here to provide a positive employment experience. Therefore, all questions, comments, concerns, complaints, frustrations, irritations, aggravations, insinuations, allegations, accusations, contemplations, consternation and input should be directed elsewhere.
Pass this on to all who are employed!
Posted by Lafate Smith at 10:34 AM
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Times are scary and getting scarier as the economy worsens. There are things that we can do to protect ourselves from becoming a victim. The tips in this video will help keep you and your family safe. This is a must see for senior citizens.