FIND YOUR PASSION AND COMMIT TO IT LIKE IT IS YOUR OXYGEN

FIND YOUR PASSION AND COMMIT TO IT LIKE IT IS YOUR OXYGEN.

The passion to breath is something every American feels on a daily basis. The ability to find your passion for existence is sometimes very complicated. Personally, I have grown tired, exasperated, frustrated and damn angry with the ongoing headlines related to gun violence, violence, unemployment, and sadly the unemployed.

In March of 2008 my life changed when I suffered a catastrophic heart attack named “The Widow Maker Heart Attack”. God knows that it has to be bad when it actually has a name. 90% of those that experience the Widow Maker die. Proudly, I am happy to say I am a fraternal member of the “Widow Maker Heart Attack Survivor”.

I believe that I survived flat lining 6 times for a powerful reason. I have put together a comprehensive plan that would create a business that would:

1. Reduce the reason for gun violence
2. Reduce the reason for violence
3. Reduce unemployment
4. Reduce underemployment
5. Reduce military unemployment
6. Reduce home foreclosures
7. Reduce bankruptcies
8. Increase taxes paid to local and state
9. Increase home purchases
10. Increase number of people obtaining living wage dignity
11. Increase number of people actively pursuing post high school education
12. and much more…..

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USA is in danger of losing middle class living wage dignity

USA is in danger of losing middle class living wage dignity.

My entire life I have felt that if one works hard, refuses to give up, and keeps focused success would come their way. At 53 I no longer feel that is a given. Since 2008 when the economic, and financial world of so many Americans were rocked to its core the presumption of success based on effort, motivation, staying focus no longer promised anything.

Major companies in the USA have taken their jobs and thus money to North Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan and other locations not located in the USA. 100,000’s of jobs left our shores for in expensive wages, no insurance costs, and little or no regulation.

I have nothing against any of those people that have taken the jobs with the companies locating in foreign countries as they have essentially hit the lottery as compared to their prior financial existence. These new employees have gone from working in the rice fields, farms to making what they consider to be a fortune.

Back home in the USA… many of our population with limited or perhaps only high school education live in poverty, despair and in many instances complete humiliation and lack of dignity. The populations I refer to is are those that consistently commit the crimes with and without guns, exist on charities, and act as a sponge on local, state and federal budgets.

The time to change the direction of the USA and its deteriorating middle class is now. Don’t presume it is going to get better without first acknowledging that in fact it needs to improve.

USA forgot how to innovate…let’s remember

USA forgot how to innovate…let’s remember

Innovation and the desire and willingness to innovate are what made the United States of America the incredible country it is today. Sadly, that same innovation ability has faltered regarding new industry, inventions and or services. Instead most of our companies are tweaking old designs of inventions and industries that have existed for a very long time.

The global meltdown in 2008 cost 100,000’s jobs and now we are seeing a economic recovery unlike any post recession or depression experience. The recovery has become known as the “Jobless Recovery”.

Thus the argument for this blog:
The financial markets are hitting records, companies are making record profits and yet the companies’ generally did not rehire layoff employees from the 2008 meltdown. Sadly, companies realized they could achieve “like” or “better” financial results without hiring back employees by better use of computers or robots.

That is fact… now Americans must begin to do what made us the great nation we are today… TIME TO INNOVATE once again.

AARP Age 50+ Need Only Apply

AARP Age 50+ Need Only Apply. Wait, is that to insensitive or perhaps over the top in regards to being politically incorrect?

While I attempt to be kind, nice, sensitive, comforting, supportive, color blind and any other positive description, the time has arrived when we must start calling it as honest and blunt as possible.

I have learned over the last 35 years of my adult life that if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck…. it is in fact a DUCK.

1. Hardest high age group as a result of the 2008 meltdown? Age 50+ group
2. Highest age group level of unemployed? Age 50+
3. Age group most hit in home foreclosure? Age 50+
4. Age group most hit by bankruptcies? Age 50+

The time has arrived when the Baby Boomers should need to rise up and once again bail the United States out of its self imposed funk and stagnation status.

I have created a far reaching, comprehensive, complicated plan that will impact every major city that is currently impacted by high unemployment, high underemployment, high undereducated workforce, high gun violence, high violence and just generally a feeling of defeat rampant within its boundaries.

To accomplish this difficult but achievable task only those individuals age 50+, AARP, Baby Boomers need apply.

Presidential Innovation Fellowship Nominee

I need everyones help. I have been contacted as a Nominee for the Presidential Innovation Fellowship I am very proud. There are several categories of the Presidential Innovation Fellowship Program.

I have a project that I have been working on for my entire adult life that will change the every major city in the United States of America. I will reduce gun violence, cut crime, help educate the uneducated or undereducated, employe our war heros’, create jobs, and do it with no impact to the national debt. I would like to impliment my program as part of the Development Innovation Ventures as participant in the Presidential Innovation Fellowship.

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Development Innovation Ventures
Enabling the US government to identify, test, and scale breakthrough solutions to the world’s toughest problems.

Great ideas and breakthrough solutions come from all kinds of different places, and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has recently pioneered a competitive method for sourcing and scaling innovations to drive faster, more cost effective, and more reliable results. It uses staged financing to make small investments in promising approaches and technologies and larger investments when there is clear evidence that the method is producing significant results. It accepts proposals from startup or established businesses, social enterprises, academic institutions or non-profits, both domestically and internationally. Over 2000 proposals have been reviewed and over 40 investments made across the world in a wide range of sectors, with many more under negotiation.

Building on this innovative approach to government financing, there are opportunities to scale this effort to reach millions of people more quickly and ensure that the program structure is sustainable (through either profitability or host country adoption, not long-term donor support). Of particular interest would be supporting enterprises that are scaling through the private sector. In addition, there is a desire among domestic Federal Government agencies to optimize the use of taxpayer resources and further their missions by adapting this model of broad competitions and tiered funding for additional missions, to produce the most cost-effective, evidence-based, and scalable solutions.

Age 50+ AKA AARP: Entreprenuer, Innovation Experts, Problem Solvers wanted for the ride of your life.

It’s time. ALL you age 50+ entreprenuers, Innovation Experts, Problem Solvers its time to unite and make our voices known once again. We (yes I am 53) need to come together and straighten out the entreprenuer, innovator and problem solver challenges that face the USA. I strongly believe that it was our generation that became the backbone of what made the United States of America the incredible country it became over the last 25 years.

Many of us have been cast off as to expensive, outdated, or perhaps the hated 3 letter word….”old”.

Budget Cuts part of the “New Norm”

Sadly the “New Norm” economically, housing market, job market and gas prices are still a work in progress. I dislike with a passion the pain and suffering being inflicted on lower and middle class Americans. The short and long term suffering that adults over age 50 have been experiencing have been profound and insulting.

For the past 30 years millions of proud Americans have worked long hours and help grow many successful companies. This age group has been the cement like foundation to so much of America’s success yet today many are cast aside as expensive and unworthy.

According to CNNMoney today 10’s of thousands jobs will be impacted when the cuts take place March 1. Like I said in an earlier blog post all three political parties are blaming each other but down deep they all realize it is a necessary action.