Monday, May 30, 2011

To live and to love.



“Decluttering isn't just simplifying your life.
It's having a vision, setting new priorities
and using those notions to get rid of obstacles.”
—  Peter Walsh

from http://www.oprah.com/spirit.html

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

EC Charges Six Executives With Financial Fraud at Brooke Corporation

"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Washington, D.C., May 4, 2011 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged six former leading executives affiliated with a Kansas-based financial corporation with hiding critical information from investors and conducting a financial fraud.
The SEC alleges that senior executives at Brooke Corporation and two subsidiaries – whose line of business was insurance agency franchising and providing loans to franchisees – misrepresented their deteriorating financial condition in filings to investors and other public statements in 2007 and 2008. Meanwhile, behind the scenes they engaged in various undisclosed schemes to meet almost weekly liquidity crises, and falsified reports and made accounting maneuvers to conceal the rapid deterioration of the loan portfolio."

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Monday, April 18, 2011

The NOW


I say, "stay in the NOW" to myself a lot lately. When I feel pulled into so much I want to do and needs to be done I let me be in the NOW. Feel myself walk out of yesterdays and tomorrow into a beautiful expanse of calm acceptance and vast opportunities. I do what I can and needs to be done NOW. Some things take care of themselves, can be postponed, or new opportunities arise to deal with them. The NOW is a magical place that frees me to make the best of NOW. Much can be going wrong, according to my expectations or plans, but if I say, "How am I doing NOW?" chances are that I can relax in knowing that right NOW is all I have for NOW and that it is a blessing not to have to deal with yesterday or tomorrow. Although, yesterdays overlap into today and I can make plans for tomorrow. When things are going well, I can truly enjoy the pleasure of NOW without the past or future. NOW is all I actually have and that acceptance just makes me more present in my life and what I want to do and can or cannot do right NOW.

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Doors - Touch Me

Taxation without representation

We are entitled to equitable taxation. The working class is TAXED WITOUT REPRESENTATION.

Millioniares-to-Trillionaires have lobbyist, attorneys, accountants that shelter them and fight so they pay little to no tax. M-and-Ts pay more in amount but not in percentage. That is UNFAIR TAXATION because a $5000 tax bill to a worker is a huge dent in budget, to a mill-trill is less then the price of a trinket or dinner. In addition, homeowners must get to declare loss on mortgage equity just as corporations take losses on investments.

We need equitable tax brakes. We need to declare a loss on mortgage equity loss and not pay taxes on our loss just as corporations deduct their losses. 

The Gap Band - Burn Rubber

The Gap Band - Outstanding

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Ryan’s plan sounds like the tactics of a coward.

No guts to confront: 1) health and perk benefits that elected officials and their families receive for a lifetime. 2) Medicaid and Medicare for millionaires before they put it in trusts or give in order to get on the public dole. 3) Fair taxes from corporations and millionaires when working folks pay up to 35%.
Ryan's plan IS from "politics of the past“ same REPUBLICAN government for the profit of the profiteers not, for the people by the people. No cuts on: 1) special interest, subsidies and perks for active and retired politicians. 2) Private military or 3) on trillions from military spending.
War, healthcare and government for profit are sinking the country. Insanity is repeating the same. So stop: 1) raiding the Social Security fund. 2) Attacking our unions 3) insourcing and outsourcing workers to take our jobs.Fill our coffers by 1) Tax in imports to the level that All countries tax our exports. 2) GROW OUR JOBS, made in America and defend our Unions, 3) Reinstating the draft and increase the salaries and benefits for our military and familiesto raise a military appreciated beyond lip-service.
Ryan, your plan takes from the American workforce like abusive parents continue to crush their children. Making America’s middle-class, into mules to carry the biggest burden because they don't have the lobbyist or the resources to fight back: it is the plan of a coward.
But like the bully on the schoolyard, voters must punch-out the bully to stop the bulling.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Darrell Steinberg to introduce bill to force Kings to repay loan Read more: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2011/04/darrell-steinberg-sacramento-kings-repay-loan.html#ixzz1IghaSXGo



Thank you Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg for plans to introduce legislation this week to make the OWNERS of the Kings, not the team, repay a $77 million loan to Sacramento a loan they should pay whether the Maloofs move the team or not.
Sacramento could save and grow a lot of jobs with 77 Million.
Across the country, there are teams owned by taxpayers. The Kings is privately owned, but subsidized by Sacramento taxpayers and the billionaire owners have many investments, and not enough is put back into the KINGS to make the KINGS a winning team.
Is Sacramento ready for a Sacramento owned team?
Green Bay Packers: one of the NFL's best teams "a community project, intended to promote community welfare...its purposes shall be exclusively charitable."
Harrisburg Senators: owned by Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, “center of a redevelopment initiative. Citing the ballpark as the major link.”
Memphis Redbirds: the only professional team recognized by the IRS as a nonprofit, tax-exempt, charitable organization with “programs that foster amateur sports, enhance education and teach life skills for the future."
Rochester Red Wings and Syracuse SkyChiefs: Two fan-owned teams in upstate New York: "Both teams sold stock to the community" and are owned by "8,000 shareholders, most of whom own fewer than five shares.
Toledo Mud Hens a part of Toledo's heritage the "civic leaders in 1965 created the Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Club non-profit corporation. The team is now permanently rooted in Toledo."
Sacramento might be ready to won their on team!


Public defenders' group fights county layoffs


Say thank you to a public defenders group for stopping the GOP from feeding to the Tbs California's civil service jobs. The first shift sought by Corporate America for privatizing civil service jobs. The second is to take them overseas where they can work them for cents on the dollar and make millions just as they do with privatized armies, prisons, etc. "In the lawsuit, the Sacramento County Attorneys' Association said the cuts violate a provision of the county charter that regulates the county's ability to outsource services".

Daily Thought for 04/05 | Real Simple





“Service to others is the rent you pay for living on this planet.”

Marian Wright Edelman

Daily Thought for 04/05 | Real Simple

Daily Thought for 04/05 | Real Simple

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011