Persistance – “We all toughed it out”
First, a bit of humor; this is one of my favorite things:
Now, the entrée:
“If you are going through hell, keep going.” —Winston Churchill
I like Churchill; he persevered in the face of adversity.
It’s likely that most of the people here achieved far more financially in their lives than I have.
I’m not getting out a “crying towel”, merely that while I continually tried to improve myself, I have just “toughed it out” without being able to realize most of the goals I wanted to achieve.
I’ve been accused of being too stubborn; however, that word can be equated to persistence; you need to be persistent, and not give up at the first failed attempt in your endeavors. Life is boot camp, not “club med”. When I take the stance that “optimists never got off the prosaic”, it’s because I worked to get what I had; nobody paved my way, and my so-called finances were only enough to keep going. I don’t resent others success.
Today, I found a Yahoo item on “What 13 successful people do before going to bed”, a bit weird to me; but I clicked on it out of curiosity.
The only common thread I had with any of the people referenced is that I’m more of a “night owl” than a “lark”.
Most keep late hours, night having less distractions. (no phone calls, no interruptions, nobody trying to reach them).
A few of them, (Obama, and the very superstitious Stephen King) I could do without.
However, Winston Churchill, Bill Gates, and founding father Ben Franklin were among others in the list.
Another item crosslinked with this was “101 Inspirational Quotes From Super Successful People” here are a few of those quotes:
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” —Albert Einstein
“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.” —Christopher Reeve
“It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.” —Abraham Lincoln
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” —Thomas A. Edison
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” —Colin Powell
Don’t ralph; this B*****d always was a good talker:
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” —Barack Obama
I omit other quotes from certain other Libtards like Hillary Clinton, among the list.
The many attacks we are fighting will only get more intense; one of my hottest buttons, illegal immigration, stems from growing up in Arizona – long before the invasion.
I had to hunt for this item; a song by Michael Murphy, on a 1975 release:
The refrain from this song is one that stuck with me all these years later:
“Goodbye old desert rat, you half crazy wildcat, you knew where it was at,
what life’s all about; you savor a catalogue, king of the prairie dogs, success is survival,
and you toughed it out; you toughed it out.”
WE ALL TOUGHED IT OUT. “X”
Link courtesy of Governmental Deception -
Fasten Your Seatbelts – The next set of dominoes to fall will make 2008 look like a Boy Scout!
This is very peculiar. Governmental Deception started following my WP blog. I visited that site, which contained a posting from LaRouchepac.com. entitled “Voice of Russia Interviews LaRouche: There Has To Be A NEW ‘World Order”.
Naturally, this was a red flag to me; I don’t know squat about this LaRouche character. I clicked on the link to that site to read the entire article.
LaRouche claims to be a Patriot. Fat chance, I’m thinking. His statements irked me. Further perusal of this site revealed this item:
A Warning About the Exploding Derivatives Markets
The subject matter was exactly what I’ve been thinking all along: We’ve learned NOTHING from the 2008 collapse! The Bankers and the FED are acting like “business as usual”; the financial “house of cards” has been stacked ever higher, with more at risk than before, and much more precarious. Here is the article:
“We’ve reformed nothing. We have more leverage and more derivatives risk than we’ve ever had,” reports an analyst for a structured finance broker-dealer, speaking of the latest bubbles in the global, unregulated, over-the-counter derivatives markets, to the Aug. 20 Financial Times.
On Tuesday it was 15 members of Congress confronting the Federal Reserve on the fact that it was still making rules allowing it to bail out big, bankrupt banks with trillions in liquidity injections, to keep them going as zombies. Today the Financial Times is warning that exotic credit derivatives are again exploding in volume, which can turn completely toxic to financial institutions in case of market volatility, a disease that could be called “AIG syndrome.” The Financial Times begins by citing a warning on this from Kyle Bass, founder of the Dallas hedge fund Hayman Capital Management, who published the first detailed warning, back in early 2007, that credit derivatives would bring down the banking system.
The FT‘s story is that Wall Street banks are piling into the issuance of extremely complex credit derivatives which are bets on entire global securities and credit markets — total return swaps — or bets on indices of credit default swaps, known as swaptions. JPMorgan Chase’s London Whale team lost $6 billion on these, so they’re not for sophisticated investors any more than for unsophisticated ones, but the fees make them very profitable for banks issuing them. The leaders, though not named in the FT article, are Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and … JPMorgan Chase.
Taking the swaptions, for example, $60 billion of them are now being traded every week. The proliferation is due to a trans-Atlantic credit market situation of very low interest rates — forced by the central banks — and virtually no market volatility, because of the huge amounts of liquidity being pumped in by the central banks, most of it seeking exactly the same high-yield, high-risk securities.
“The markets don’t really need a Lehman or even a Lehman-lite event for a credit dislocation,” a hedge fund manager is quoted. “You just need spreads to widen or rates to go up.”
Motivated by a PAN member’s post – I’m just flat out P.O. I don’t keep live links to PAN; this is as posted on PAN discussions, her actual post to start.
For the past almost six (6) years the vast majority of Americans have not just simply been asleep at the wheel. They have been downright comatose. The ten or twenty percent of the population that is AWAKE and COGNIZANT OF WHAT IS HAPPENING have speculated long and hard about what it would take to wake the other eighty to ninety percent.
Would a dramatic upsurge in unemployment wake them up? Not yet, it hasn’t
Would the destruction of our Blue Ribbon Healthcare system and conversion to a subpar socialist system do it: NO
How about the Benghazi debacle? NOPE
Using the IRS as a weapon against American Taxpayers? Not so anybody would notice.
Even an Invasion of OUR Southern Border by enemies and illegals from all sorts of organizations hasn’t done it.
Fast and Furious evoked only laughs.
So would another 9/11 event wake them from their coma? I doubt it
How about an ISIS attack similar to what is happening in other countries? Would it result in an uprising?
Or, is it more likely that millions would calmly say, ‘THANK GOD IT ISN’T IN MY BACKYARD’ AND THEY’D GO RIGHT BACK TO SLEEP. Maybe it is all the chemicals in the water?
Marlene Hessler’s recent post is point-blank truth:
AN ISIS ATTACK ON AMERICANS WITHIN OUR BORDERS
Hats off for this hard hitting commentary. Unfortunately, (and this really chaps my hide) it seems that Americans aren’t merely asleep at the wheel, but outright COMATOSE!
If the truth hit them over the head, they’d still be in a state of denial. One of the vital issues that have largely been ignored, is the problem of GMO’S.
The Hydra, Monsanto, (all you homeowners out there, they are the makers of Roundup herbicide) in just fifteen or so years, has trampled over what was the last vestiges of true agriculture. We face one of the greatest threats from our own food supply. GMO’s are a category on my other blog; and have gotten few responses.
Remember long ago when the expression “You are what you eat” became commonplace? How about a new one: “When the bees go, we go!”
These two items from Organic Bytes:
The clock is ticking on our last chance to stop a ticking time bomb.
On August 6 (2014), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), over the objections of 50 members of Congress, and more than 500,000 citizens, scientists, farmers and health professionals, moved one step closer to approving Dow’s new Enlist “Agent Orange” brand soy and corn crops.
The crops are engineered to withstand massive doses of Enlist Duo herbicide, concocted from a combination of 2,4-D (used to make Agent Orange) and glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup.
The USDA has admitted that approval of Dow’s new crops will cause the use of 2,4-D to skyrocket from 26 million pounds to 176 million pounds. Scientists predict worse.
Dow’s 2,4-D is already the seventh largest source of dioxins in the U.S. It’s been linked to a host of ills, including birth defects, infertility, allergies, Parkinson’s disease, endocrine disruption and cancer.
It’s unconscionable that the USDA would approve these crops. Yet the agency is less than 18 days away from doing just that. Unless we stop it.
Will your Congress Member Sign?
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lists nearly 40 pollinator species as threatened or endangered.
Monarch butterflies aren’t faring much better. In California, the Monarch population has declined by 80 percent over 15 years, in part due to the extensive use of Monsanto’s Roundup.
Two Congressmen, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) have written a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, urging her to review and revise pesticide regulations protecting pollinators. In order to make the letter carry more weight, they’re asking their colleagues to sign on.
In their letter, Reps. Blumenauer and Conyers refer to recent studies revealing that “systemic pesticides—including neonicotinoids—are accumulating in soils and polluting waterways and natural vegetation across the world, leading to widespread impacts on wildlife inhabiting farmland and aquatic habitats.”
They also point out that much of this pesticide use is unnecessary and ineffective.
Please ask your Congress members to sign on to the Blumenauer-Conyers “Dear Colleague” letter. We’re hoping to get 50 Members to sign on, before the letter closes on September 8.
Please forward this publication to family and friends, place it on web sites,
print it, duplicate it and post it freely. Knowledge is power!
Organic Bytes is a publication of Organic Consumers Association
How Many Reasons Do YOU Need To Vote November 4th?
Chuck Norris Kicked David (LibTard) Letterman To The Curb.
Here’s a REAL TOP TEN-
America’s favorite martial artist paired up with the National Rifle Association to produce this compelling video urging Americans to register to vote – after all, it is the best way for Americans to preserve and protect their constitutional rights. And after hearing Chuck Norris’s top 10 reasons why everyone should exercise their ability to vote, you better believe people will be racing to sign up. Because, as #6 asserts – Chuck Norris says so.
In response to a member saying that 80% of voters voted for McCain/Palin, those numbers and percentages are not accurate…
The numbers/percents that voted for McCain/Palin was not hat high, less than than half the people that voted voted for McCain/Palin.
The reason we/Conservatives lost was NOT voter fraud…NOT all.
The reason Conservatives, and America lost in 1992, 1996, lost Congress in 2002, Presidential elections again in 2008 and again in 2012 was because over 30,000,000″+” Conservatives voters (I use the term loosely) did NOT vote.
They didn’t get their “Perfect Candidate X” so they didn’t get off their fat, sanctimonious, butts and vote.
If you thought that was blunt you may not to read any further…
When Bob Dole ran in 1996 he was bland, and colorless…but he had a 100% Conservative voting record withAmerican Conservative Union. (For more about the American Conservative Union click on the link).
And I can NOT stand John McCain, but Barrack HUSSEIN Obama makes McCain look like a Saint!!
Crap, Obama makes KGB, Marxist Vladimir Putin look Conservative!!
And in 2012 we/Conservatives actually STAYED HOME and let Barack HUSSEIN Obama WIN AGAIN!!
Patriots, can anyone HONESTLY tell me that William Jefferson Blythe Clinton and Barack HUSSEIN Obama is better than Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney?!!
Let’s stick with the most recent Presidential Election:
WE/The Conservatives let the MSM, The Democrat Party and a few R.I.N.O., establishment Republicans LIE 30,000,000″+” Conservatives into staying home and NOT voting!!
Here’s my challenge:
Someone tell why it was a good idea to HELP Clinton and Obama WIN…TWICE!!
Was it good for America?
Was it good for America’s economy?
Was it good for America’s Military? morale?
Was it good for America’s Education? schools?
Really? How were Clinton and Obama better than Dole, McCain and Romney?
I am sick of the whining and cry-baby attitude that the 30,000,000″+” Conservatives have!
They are NOT even the majority of Conservatives! Over 58,000,000 voted in the last election FOR Mitt Romney!!
Now, I’m not a Calculus Major, nor have I ever played one on tv, but 58,000,000″+” is MORE THAN 30,000,000″+” .
Folks, we need to quit being cry-babies and whining.
We need to quit staying home and NOT voting…and then blaming the loss on the MSM and fraud for the losses!!
Yeah, the MSM covers for the Democrat Party. The MSM lies about Republicans.
And yes, there has been voter fraud in every election that a Democrat has ever run in going back to 1912, and quite possibly to 1830…
BUT Democrats have NOT won every election since 1830 have they?
How was it that they lost?
Enough HONEST, PATRIOTIC folk got sick of what was going on and got off their butts and VOTED!!
So let me conclude by saying again:
How does NOT voting HELP?
And again: I challenge ANYONE to tell me that Clinton and Obama are better than Dole, McCain and Romney.
Even the worst of the three, McCain, is better than Clinton and Obama.
I am sick of the 300,000,000 NOT voting and then WHINING!
IF all 88,000,000 to 120,000,000 Conservatives would vote we wouldn’t lose an election.