Gun Control, Political Agenda, Human and Disability Rights…….

To all of my FB, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram followers and friends:
Hereby unfriend, untweet, unpin and unchat me……if you want to sway
my opinions and convictions on:

A) Massive gun control for assault and automatic Rights
weapons – I believe that they do kill people. Period.
Also, If you spend more time defending your
weaponry than you do defending and assisting the
daily rights and options for disabled, homeless and
poor – or fighting bigotry
………….Please unfriend me.

B) Women’s rights and Planned Parenthood: I believe
that women have the right to own their reproduction.
Period. I believe that the organizations that uphold
these hard earned rights and medical services should
be supported and upheld.

C) That political agendas should be unmasked
(on all sides) and only work for the benefit of all people – not the wealthy –
but for the average working American.  I also believe that there
will never be a true democracy without socialized medicine and
uniform drug and pharmaceutical regulations.

If it is your opinion that the thought of the day is more important than a friendship or a human’s well being – if you think that your “post” will sway ethical and moral convictions that have taken 60 years to develop………..absolutely, unfriend me.  I’ll survive…. guaranteed.  

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Social Relevance: What do you think? I don’t care.

In this world of blogging and Facebook and Twitter and and and…..

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What are your pithy facts and opinions worth?  

Who reads you? Who (outside of your adoring circle of FB fans) spends more than two seconds on “liking” your post – or questioning the quality of your life – vs. the occasional RIP or blathering on over the latest “cute” kitty – dog – horse – frog pic?
(Guilty – I confess)

And what of the latest round of political b.s.?? EVERYbody has an opinion.  And… I don’t care.

What does it all amount to?  Beyond the hype, the propaganda, the game show hosts (or reality series) and Fox Media flapping does one stop and question what their candidate or political party (that you would swim the shark infested waters with) will actually do for you?

Will they call you next week for tea?  Will they contact the mortgage company when your husband has a heart attack and you can’t pay your bills – or you’ve lost your business – or you’ve lost your job??  Try to reach out to them then, your buds.  JUST TRY.

As for me…I simply want my candidates to stand up for ME – the little person.  To do what is right for me and my family.  To remember what the Great Depression was – and that a vast majority of Americans are standing smack center of a new, but not improved,
depression 85 years later.

Remembering what this country was founded on:
Life, (Education), liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 

Vote on that.  Choose to defend that.

Up Against Goliath…How’s your aim David?

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Over the past years I’ve been up against some pretty powerful odds:

Unethical employers and Unethical banking institutions.

Generally one fight alone would be enough to do in the common man (or woman in my case) and it has been a brutal fight uphill – but I’ve had the great fortune of family, friends and a powerful & influential network of trusted colleagues and resources.

The fight goes on, however – and I’m not yet sure if I will land under the heavy foot of Goliath or prevail through determination, hard work, shear will…..and an imaginary slingshot.

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Howling to the Moon? (Taxing Big Business)

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      Agreed — but so did Target and Sears and most big retailers. Government must demand more in taxing large corporations, closing loopholes and requiring more in social and family responsibility from ALL retailers – not to mention many of the so called “non-profits” that make millions on the disadvantaged.

We must also look at all of the major corporations and medical product suppliers who continually pay their assembly workers and support staff $10-12 hour. Who is going after them? Banks were bailed out of the giant mess that they created in the mid 2000’s and yet they remain immovable in sharing relief to a desperate economy.

I see Walmart as the scapegoat for the bigger picture. Yes, they should be included into the solution most definitely, but they are no worse, nor better, than thousands of corporations – and our Government is giving them carte blanche.

Howling to the moon? Probably.

SNAKE Oil: Is THIS what sells your product??

We’ve been suckered in…time and again to…. the marketing traps, right?snake cart

“WE’VE FOUND THE ANSWER…BURIED FOR YEARS!!!
Read on….”

“MEDICAL MIRACLE THAT YOUR DR. DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW!! Read on…” 

FINALLY A CURE FOR CANCER!! 
(Wrinkles, gout, insomnia, depression, weight gain, failing business)… with these two Risk Free MIRACLE Products… Read on.

….And you  DO read on.…page after page…because the mystery is not qSnakeOilnude-font-buite ready to be revealed!!  (….definitely not until that plastic card is out of your wallet and you’ve been reeled in: Hook, LIE and Sinker. )

SERIOUSLY WORLD: IF YOU HAD THE CURE FOR A LIFE THREATENING DISEASE, DEATH, BLINDNESS, MAJOR WEIGHT LOSS, SAGGING SKIN, HAIR LOSS….whatever…. Wouldn’t you plaster that news top and center of your very first paragraph????

And if this supplier HAS THE CURE for suffering in his/her greasy little hand…don’t you find it inhumane and cruel to keep it from the masses until it’s become the next New York Times Bestseller, or “Over a Million Sold” product??snake-oil

Personally, I just erase these emails from my inbox and never click the side posts on FB.   But/and – as of late – these “urgent messages” and “inbox spams” are showing up on LinkedIn as invited contacts. WTF??
Yes, that’s right …the online bible of business has succumbed!

But we’re not safe until we “Just say NO”.  We can do this folks, say no to the new age of the “Snake Oil Salesman”  

HIRE ME! The Entrepreneur as an Employee….what?? OMG!!

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We’re leary as business owners, right? Will the Entrepreneur overshadow me, my current employees OR most importantly: Bring value and skills to my business, without being a gazelle, or a King/Queen? Insight 101: In this economy – with an 80% failure rate in start up businesses – the current entrepreneur has learned humility along with a solid business education – if they have been wise enough to take it in and stand tall.

Here is my answer to my business colleagues: Buy, Buy, Buy!!

The true entrepreneur thinks outside of the box and can bring a wealth of talent into your business:

Having tame yet empowered entrepreneurs within a company is the dream for most business owners. These are employees who will undertake something new, without being asked to do so. They are innovative and creative – they are people who can transform an idea into a profitable venture for your business. They strike the perfect balance – act like entrepreneurs, but they work for you.”
The Barking Mad Blog http://www.neilsteggall.org/ SME Advice with bite!

Search within your Network for the entrepreneur (with the skills that match your business
model) as your next awesome employee.

It’s the no-brainer way to obtain growth and innovation within your company!!!!

Marketing, Social Media and Business Development:
Donna Freeberg
612-325-4889

Marketing, Social Media and Business Development:
Donna Freeberg
612-325-4889

Reposting in the New Year “2015” – Nothing much has changed as we go into a new House and Senate.

UNEMPLOYMENT: Has the Unemployment rate “actually” gone down, or have the 1.3 Million Unemployed Americans simply been abandoned?

It’s tough out there. People are still losing their homes to foreclosure, unemployment is very high, income and job stability is low, student debt is staggering.  So when the government can do something substantial for the unemployed by extending emergency (EUC) funding WHY aren’t they?

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[This is an excerpt from 12/2013; Benefits ended 1/2014; it is Now 1/4/2015]
Originally blogged in August 2014…….

Renewal of Federal Unemployment Benefits Blocked in the House of Representatives
                                                  –  Posted by: Mitchell Hirsch on Dec 13, 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-8UWmvCYHA

” …….In the Senate on Wednesday, Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) attempted to bring up his bill for a full-year renewal of EUC on the floor for a vote, but his unanimous consent request was blocked when Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) objected.

On Thursday, following the Rules Committee chairman’s rejection of his amendment, Rep. Levin took to the House floor, along with other House Democrats, imploring the House to allow a vote on an EUC extension.”

“We want to vote. And you misunderstand if I might say so the issue. If we don’t act, on December 28 1.3 million people will lose every cent of unemployment insurance. These are people who have exhausted their state benefits. They have exhausted them. These are people who have been laid off through no fault of their own. They are looking for work,” Levin said.

“Historically we have never, never ended these emergency provisions when long-term unemployment has been as high as it is today, 37 percent. We have already reduced the average number of unemployment insurance weeks in this country to 54. I want to point out to the gentleman and everybody else if we don’t act it, another 1.9 million unemployed people will lose every cent of their unemployment insurance the next six months.”

“So, under this bill SGR is now extended for three months. We asked the Rules Committee to make in order an amendment paid for to extend unemployment insurance for three months. Here’s what we said. If we can prevent a 25 percent cut to doctors’ pay, surely we can prevent a 100 percent cut for 1.3 million unemployed. And so what’s been the response? The answer from House Republicans is this — an empty box.”