How Do The Packers And Favre Come To Common Ground?

The Brett Favre situation continues and I believe the Packers or more at fault than Favre. Trade him, keep him or release him. If they really feel the Brett Favre’s best years are behind him, then cut ties with him. Don’t let the situation linger. There are many strong opinions on all sides of this issue. So anyone reporting on it is in a no win situation, as there are many passionate Favre and Packer supporters, who take issue with either side.

With that said; I believe Favre could definitely help the Packers as their starting quarterback, however the Packers are ready to pull the pull the plug on Favre and go with Rogers. But as said before there are passionate fans that are letting the world know where they stand on the Brett Favre situation. There is no shortage of Green Bay Packer sites and the Favre story is literally all over the internet.

The lure of Favre coming back has always been a great scenario to consider and this certainly is the case this year. The problem is the Packers have moved on with their plans and appear ready to stick by them; and grow their team in a different direction for the future. No one can fault them for that. And for that matter the passionate desire that Favre has to continue to play football foremost for the Packers and if not possible; for any available team, is unquestioned.

There in lies the problem; how do both sides work this situation out monetarily and contractually for the Packers; and emotionally for Favre?

Jet Pack, James Bond and The Human Plane

Glen Martin, 48 years old,has been working on a Jet Pack, ala, Buck Rodgers, James Bond nearly all his life. It seems he finally ready to go to market with a version that will in stay in the air nearly 30 minutes.

That may not sound impressive, but it is considering no one has been able to stay the air more than 5 minutes; not withstanding Agent 007, who by the way could do just about anything; you know eject himself from cars airplanes, etc. Standard hero fare.

No one know where Martin’s invention will go. Perhaps he’ll inspire still another comics book hero; and you know there will be a disclaimer saying; “do not try this at home”. At any rate the Jet Pack featuring the flying man should be interesting. Jame Bond, Maxwell Smart, and Buck Rodgers would be proud.

You’ve Got to Love the Huffington Post!

You have got to love the Huffington Post. It is Arriana Huffington’s creation that has skyrocketed as a critically acclaimed blog. It is a refreshing approach to modern day journalism. This is a refreshing approach to blogging that has brought to an information point, a number of journalism professionals to further the concept of the professional grassroots blogging.

People now turn to the Huff Post for breaking news stories and quite frankly a different view and approach of reporting the news. The concept of the guest blogger is in itself cutting edge and a welcome way to approach Journalism. The Huff Post’s Big News Pages- highlights some of the biggest news of the day.

The Huffington Post is a blog that is talked about  all over the Internet for it impact and the focus of the it’s content. It is in a word revolutionizing the concept of citizen blogging or professional citizen blogging. It you have not already checked out The Huffington Post; and who hasn’t? Then check it out today, the link is below.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

Get Your Obama Button! First Print Sold Out! More Are Being Re-Printed!

Let’s continue to support Obama by proudly wear an Obama Button. Just a short note……..

MoveOn members have ordered over 600,000 Obama buttons—way, way more than expected.

So MoveOn decided to print more. If you want one they are available to everyone.

I am forwarding this message to you so you can get a free Obama buttons! Here’s the link to get yours.

http://pol.moveon.org/obamabuttons/?id=13339-9160348-w1mAyHx&t=3

If together we can give out a million buttons, people are going to start seeing them everywhere they go.

And the more that people see these buttons, the more they’ll get the message that Barack Obama is the candidate with the buzz, momentum, excitement—and sincere support of regular folks across the country.

Obama Submits More Detailed Health Care Plan

Obama’s health care plan to some seems to be ambitious. To others it seems to be a cloud of hope. Obama promises to save over $200 billion in unnecessary spending by the end of his first term in office. This translates into a savings of $2,500 for those under employer sponsored programs. In addition Obama’s plan promises to insure all (even those with pre-existing conditions) by repealing tax cuts for those making $250,000 or more and cutting wasteful spending

The hard reality is something, anything, must be done to contain and lower rising health care cost. The average cost of employer sponsored programs for individual consumers is $3,281 per year. This is a huge bill to swallow. Couple this with Medicare- Medicaid payment that supplements regular coverage, which in a word is atrocious, leaves the average American with their hands tied when it comes to health insurance.

Millions of average Americans have lost house, and home, because of Nursing home care and insurance cost that are designed to pay the destitute. So the government takes everything from you, your assets, you home and your dignity, before any Medicaid payments kick in after your insurance and income is exhausted.

The travesty is that we allow such a system to exist in America. We live in the richest country in the world and we lack the necessary compassion to take care of our own. When will it change?

The Ten Most Important Questions You Will Ever Answer In Business

People often ask me how do I market my business most effectively? That my friend is the million dollar question that many people would pay top dollar for the answer That fact of the matter is, you have to be smart about marketing your business and you must be consistent about marketing your business. And by the way, the most important thing you can do, is have a product or service that people want and that you deliver a product or service better than anyone else in your market place.

In dealing with many business owners for well over thirty years. I have found that many do not have a clue of who their market is. They take a stab at defining it. But they do not really know who their market is. Usually it is trial and error. How many people came into the store as a result of your advertising or marketing campaign? What price points brought them into the store? How much advertising did I run in a month to bring these customers in? These are all good questions, but at the end of the day; you must know the answers to these these specific questions…… I have listed them below. Study them; and press your mind until you can confidently answer all of them. Then you will have a blueprint for success and a marketing plan.

If your business is not at the point where you can deliver the tangibles and intangibles listed below; then be honest with yourself; You have some work to do!

The Ten Most Important Questions You Will Ever Answer in Business

1.) Who are your customers?

2.) How much money do your customers have to spend?

3. Can your deliver the product that your customer wants; better, cheaper and more effectively than anyone else in your Dominant Market Area?

4. Can you readily fulfill orders in a timely manner to satisfy the customer?

5. Are you known for your ability to deliver  Quality and Results?

6. Will the average consumer know your company well enough to do business with you? And if they do business with you, will they be satisfied with your product or service?

7. Are you receptive to change? Are you making good use of the online marketplace? Do you pro actively seek new methods of conducting business? Are you ahead of the curve in insuring that your business remains viable?

8. Are you really willing to analyze and study marketing and advertising trends; enough so to guarantee your success?

9. Are you savvy enough to avoid being mislead down the wrong path by advertising professionals who claim to know everything there is to know about your market and about advertising?

10. Is your growth too rapid for the viability of your company?

Our Issues In The Black Community- The State of Black America

The plight of the black man in America is a diverse and complicated picture. A CNN special aired on July 25, 2008 and focused on the lives of two African American brothers in America.  It was a reverting documentary. The documentary focused on the The Dyson brothers. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is a prominent Minister and an MSNBC host and Political Commentator and a Princeton Graduate. His brother is a convicted murderer sentenced to life in prison. The documentary focused on two brothers who traveled two separate paths each leading in divergent directions. One brother a life of good works, the other a less fortunate path.  The question is this; even though the brothers are black did skin color play a role in one brother succeeding and the other ending up incarcerated?  It was a divergent view of the contrast between lives of two different brothers from the same family.

Ironically, both brothers had it hard. Michael the Princeton graduate along with his brother was raised in poverty, but became a success. Edward, who Michael calls the less fortunate brother, joined the Marines and was later discharged. Edward then begins selling drugs on the streets. In 1989 a dying man’s last words were that Edward Dyson shot him. Edward was convicted and sent to jail for the rest of his life. Michael felt that this was tragically unfair and that his brother was innocent. When he looked back on Edward’s life Michael saw a pattern of hard luck that Edward was subjected to and everything was not directly traced to things he influenced, but rather a bias against Edward,  due to his skin color. A hard issue to prove or to accept, but there is documentation that preferential treatment for some blacks among slaves owners occurred in the past, but continues to occur in some cases even today in hiring for jobs.

The documentary created a bombshell of an issue. Dyson the fair skinned of the two felt that he had more opportunities because of skin color. Michael Dyson feels this is the reason he had way more opportunities than his brother. This in itself has over many years created ions of debate in the black community. That skin color can be a detriment even within the African- American community. There’s not enough space to delve into this issue. The issue dates back to slavery when lighter or fair skinned slaves were given the choice assignments, butler, nannies, in the plantation home of the plantation owner. While darker skinned blacks were relegated to working in the fields and hard labor.

These were not the only issues that were touched on.  In the African- American community the number of households headed by a Woman is well over 60% in America. Meaning the overwhelming majority of African American children are being raised with no father present.   These issues were touched on in the documentary. Many people have their own hypothesis as to why this is so and the issues vary from difficulties in corporate settings to breaking the generational traps that has ultimately destroyed many black families. Families are beset with drug addition, social dysfunction and a host of ills that are common for lower class families.

The documentary served to illustrate our challenge as a society. Can we continue to deny the destructive cycle of absent fathers from emerging families? Our challenge is to continue to discuss these issues and talk about the crises that are destroying the black family. So we will undoubtedly continue to discuss causes, but come away with one truth, at some point a line must be drawn in the sand by black men and women to break the cycle of drugs, to break the cycle of being absent fathers, to break the cycle of unwed mothers with no father in sight, all these are generational behaviors and acts that cannot be supported or condoned.  This destructive cycle must be eliminated. The very survival of the black family depends on it.

Health Care Needs To Be Fixed

Obama’s health care plan to some seems to be ambitious. To others it seems to be a cloud of hope. Obama promises to save over $200 billion in unnecessary spending by the end of his first term in office. This translates into a savings of $2,500 for those under employer sponsored programs. In addition Obama’s plan promises to insure all (even those with pre-existing conditions) by repealing tax cuts for those making $250,000 or more and cutting wasteful spending

The hard reality is something, anything, must be done to contain and lower rising health care cost. The average cost of employer sponsored programs for individual consumers is $3,281 per year. This is a huge bill to swallow. Couple this with Medicare- Medicaid payment that supplements regular coverage, which in a word is atrocious, leaves the average American with their hands tied when it comes to health insurance.

Millions of average Americans have lost house, and home, because of Nursing home care and insurance cost that are designed to pay the destitute. So the government takes everything from you, your assets, your home and your dignity, before any Medicaid payments kick in after your insurance and income is exhausted.

The travesty is that we allow such a system to exist in America. We live in the richest country in the world and we lack the necessary compassion to take care of our own. When will it change?