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How Neil Bush Succeeded in Business Without Really Trying

How Neil Bush Succeeded in Business Without Really Trying

Now, that ain’t workin’
That’s the way you do it
Get money for nothin’
And your chicks for free.

— Dire Straits, “Money for Nothing”

His mother still calls him Neilsie. He refers to his dad, the former president, as Gampy. Neil Bush may be the black sheep of the Bush family, but his relatives have never let him down. Whenever he’s been mired in financial, legal or marital imbroglios, someone in the Bush family entourage has always reached out a helping hand and often that hand has slipped Neil a fat check.

Neil Bush, the fourth child of George and Barbara, was long thought to be the rising star of the family. He had the looks, the convivial demeanor, middle-of-the-road politics and, despite suffering from a severe case of dyslexia that made him the laughing stock of St. Albans (the stuffy DC prep school that groomed Al Gore) the brainpower. At least he seemed brighter than Jeb or George Jr. And, most important of all, he was the favorite son of Barbara Bush, the Agrippina of American politics.

All those lofty political aspirations came to a fatal crash in the fall of 1988, at the precise moment his father was poised to ascend to the presidency, when the Silverado Savings and Loan went belly up with Neil in the driver’s seat.

In these days of multi-billion dollar financial crimes by the likes of Enron, Tyco and WorldCom, the failure of a relatively small Colorado thrift may not seem like much. But Silverado came to symbolize the entire savings and loan debacle, which ended up costing the government more than $150 billion in bail out money. Many of these companies exploited the newly deregulated financial markets to lavish unsecured loans to company insiders or political favorites and rewarded company officers and directors with ostentatious salaries and benefits. When the thrifts collapsed, the directors and executives walked away unscathed, while small investors and account-holders were left out in the cold. Appropriately, the looting of the savings and loans hit Texas harder than most other states.

At the time, Neil Bush claimed that he was being made a political scapegoat for Silverado’s troubles. He said he was only a bit player in the S&L with no real decision making power, a mere figurehead and little more. Of course, there was some truth to this. But Neil Bush was not an entirely passive director. Indeed, he used his position as director to steer unsecured loans to his business partners, including at least one project, a scheme to drill for oil in Argentina, in which he had a direct financial stake.

The US Office of Thrift Supervision, which scrutinized the implosion of Silverado, determined that Bush had engaged in numerous “breaches of his fiduciary duties involving multiple conflicts of interest.” A couple of years later, Bush and his cohorts in Silverado settled a $200 million civil suit brought by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for $49.5 million dollars. The FDIC had charged the executives and directors of Silverado with gross negligence. Bush forked out $50,000 of his own cash for his part of the settlement, with most of the money coming from insurance companies.

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Bush had moved to Denver in 1980 with his new bride, Sharon. He was meant to set up a base of political operations in the Rocky Mountain state, with his eyes on the governor’s mansion or a senate seat. But first there was a fortune to be made.

In 1983, Neil started an oil company, naturally, called JNB Exploration. The seed money for the opeation came in the amount of $150,000 from a Colorado real estate mogul named Bill Walters, the self-proclaimed Donald Trump of Denver. Another early investor in JNB was Walter’s friend Ken Goode, another real estate baron, who arranged $1.75 in million credit for Bush’s company from a bank controlled by Walters. For his part, Neil Bush kicked in $100 to the JNB Exploration kitty.

It wasn’t long before JNB began to list. A bail out was arranged with money coming from Silverado Savings and Loan, where Bush now served as a director.

Meanwhile, Bush continued to receive favors from Ken Goode. In the mid-1980s, Goode gave Bush $100,000 in investment funds, chips to play with in the stock market. Bush ended up losing all the money, but never paid a cent back to Goode.

Bush did, however, steer millions in Silverado loans Goode’s way. In 1986, Bush prevailed upon the Silverado board to approve more than $34 million in loans and credit to Walters and Goode, unsecured by anything other than Bush’s word.

Neil also urged the board to loan another of Goode’s companies, Goode International, $900,000 to finance an oil drilling operation in Argentina. In his pliant letter to the board, Neil conveniently elided the fact that he was a silent partner in this deal. Indeed, the Argentina oil scheme was his idea, predicated on familial ties to the corrupt of junta of generals then clutching the country in a murderous grip. Silverado was a pyramid scheme of financial self-dealing.

After Silverado crashed, Neil briefly became the poster boy for the S&L crisis. He was mercilessly mocked by the great Texas populist Henry Gonzales, during his hearings on the S&L scandal. Neil Bush’s political ambitions were mortally punctured, but his business career was just starting to take off. After all, his father was now president and there was a global network of connections to exploit.

In 1989, a few months after the expiration of Silverado, Neil was offered the chance to run another company that had been created just for him, Apex Energy. The $2.3 million in start up funds came courtesy of Bush family confident Louis Marx, heir to the Marx toy fortune. Bush pulled down $150,000 a year as CEO. Within two years, Apex Energy took a nosedive into bankruptcy.

But Neil Bush moved on, this time to TransMedia Communications, a cable TV venture headed by Bill Daniel, a longtime funder of Neil’s father’s political campaigns, who had been lobbying furiously for the deregulation of the telecommunications industry. For his services, Neil was remunerated to the tune of $60,000 per year, even though TransMedia’s president, Dick Barnes, later admitted that the younger Bush knew nothing about the cable business.

It was around this time that Neil struck up a friendship with Nigal Fares, son of Issam Fares, then deputy Prime Minister of Lebanon and another longtime friend of the Bush family. Fares hired Neil to negotiate global deals involving the sale of covers for oil storage tankers. This partnership inaugurated Neil’s lucrative ventures in the Middle East, leading to fruitful relationships with oil sheiks from Qatar to Dubai, Kuwait to Saudi Arabia.

But Neil didn’t just dabble in oil. He also looked for opportunities to cash in on the new opportunities in the booming markets of Asia. In 1994, he started a company called InterLink with Tom Bridewater, a Utah tycoon and rightwing politician. The plan called for Neil to act as an intermediary to help grease deals between US and Asian companies. According to his recent divorce settlement, Neil earned from $180,000 to more than a $1 million a year from InterLink alone. In fact, it is alleged that Neil was paid $1 million to arrange a private meeting in New York City with Taiwan’s president Chen Shui-bian. The charge was leveled by James Soong, leader of Taiwan’s opposition party. Bush admitted to meeting Chen, but denied that he received any money from the Taiwanese leader. Meetings between officials of the US and Taiwanese governments have been prohibited since 1979, when the US normalized relations with Beijing.

The windfalls kept coming his way. On July 19, 1999, Neil experienced one of his greatest triumphs. He made $171,000 in a single day by buying and selling shares of the Kopin Corporation, a display panel company, which on that very afternoon announced a surprise deal with Japanese electronics giant, JVC, causing the stock to soar. While Neil denies profiting from any insider knowledge, the exquisitely timed transaction has all the hallmarks of a Martha Stewart-style deal in reverse. Instead of stemming losses, Neil Bush made a quick killing. Kopin had been one of Interlink’s early clients and Neil had recently arranged a deal where Telecom Holdings, a Hong Kong company, invested $27 million in Kopin. As a reward, Neil received stock options in the newly beefed up firm. It was merely a coincidence, Neil told the Associated Press earlier this year, that he exercised those options on that July morning and sold them later in the same afternoon, following the momentous JVC deal. Just another fortuitous coincidence.

Neil Bush’s escapades across Asia came to the attention of the Grace Semiconductor Management Company, which recruited Bush onto its board of directors. Despite the fact that Neil admitted he knows nothing about semiconductors, the Chinese company recompensed Bush with $2 million in stock and $10,000 per board meeting. Grace is controlled by Taiwanese tycoon Winston Wong and Jiang Mianheng, son of Jiang Zemin, former president of China.

Another of Neil’s rich friends is Jamal Daniel, a Syrian-American multimillionaire. When Neil and Sharon griped that their family didn’t get to spend very much time in Kennebunkport, Daniel shelled out $380,000 to buy them a cottage next to the Bush compound.

Jamal Daniel also put Bush on retainer for his Crest Investment firm, paying him $60,000 a year to help broker deals in the Middle East. One of Daniel’s most recent ventures is New Bridge Strategies, a kind of financial influence peddling outfit whose main endeavor these days is to help companies win contracts for the reconstruction of Iraq. What one brother destroys, another rebuilds.

In May of 2002, Neil Bush found himself alone in his hotel room in Dubai, where he was trying to secure financing for his new company Ignite! Learning, an educational software company geared to exploit his brother’s No Child Left Behind education strategy. Neil sat before his laptop computer and pounded out a long email to his wife of 23 years, informing her that he wanted a divorce. Oddly, given his track record financial coups, Neil’s ungentlemanly missive wallows in concerns about the family’s frail bank account.

“Your comments at our pool-side dinner with the kids that you and I should race to see who could make a million dollars faster, your belief expressed in different ways that I have not made enough money, your belief that it was easy to make money, and that Jamal Daniel’s plotting or Dad’s influence will be the magic answer to our financial woes all cause me consternation and reflect the bitterness and anger that has come from the loneliness you described Friday,” Neil wrote. “It is very clear that we are failing to meet each other’s core needs. We’re almost out of money and I’ve lost my patience for being compared to my brothers, for being put down for my inability to make money, and tired of not being loved. I’m sure you have felt abandoned and a deep sense of loneliness.”

Of course, in his e-confessional Neil Bush didn’t feel compelled to come clean about the sexcapades with the Asian hookers or reveal the fact that he’d fallen in love with Maria Anderson, the wife of Houston oil baron, Robert Andrews, a woman Sharon Bush would later denounce in public as “Neil’s Mexican whore.”

At the very moment Neil hit the send button on this brutal adieu, he was penning Maria breathlessly written love letters, pining for the time when they would be both be freed from the shackles of their marriages.

“My heart is breaking with solitude,” Neil wrote his lover. “I can’t wait to be free to dedicate all of my passion to love you. I hurt to have you in my arms, to make love with you and be a part of your life.” Yet another testimonial to Bush family values.

According to Neil, the two met in 2001 when Maria was working as a volunteer in Barbara Bush’s office, but things didn’t start to get amorous between them until January of 2002 when they found themselves together at a Houston fundraiser for Jeb Bush. A few weeks later Neil showed up at the Andrews’s $4 million mansion, known to the neighbors as Swankienda. He came on a mission to raise money for his new project, Ignite! Robert Andrews was an oil tycoon who had made his millions largely through a fruitful alliance with one of Mexico’s most notorious moguls, Carlos Slim Helu, the billionaire who controls the Grupo Carso conglomerate that includes TelMex.

That spring day, Neil walked away with $100,000 from Robert Andrews for his company and a new companion. As his mother said, Neil’s quite the smooth talker. A few weeks later, Maria and Neil absconded to Mexico together, ostensibly to search out new investors for Ignite! They returned with a lucrative production deal courtesy of Slim Helu and a pledge to seek divorces from their respective spouses. Neil soon fired off his parting email to Sharon and, upon returning to Texas from Dubai, moved into a Houston apartment owned by his Syrian business partner, Nijad Fares. In a harmonious display of their new fidelity, Neil and Maria filed for divorce on the same day, August 26, 2002.

When Sharon Bush learned of the affair with Maria Andrews, she launched a pre-emptive battery that would have impressed the Iraq war planners. First, she announced plans to write a tell all book about the Bush family, hinting darkly about revealing the truth of the Silverado scandal and George W. Bush’s boozing and carousing. Then she let slip the fact that she had been spilling family secrets to Kitty Kelly, who was racing to complete her scathing exposé of the Bush clan, The Family,  on the eve of the 2004 elections.

Later Sharon turned her sights on her rival, the vivacious Maria Andrews. She infamously confronted the couple at a Houston smoothie shop where Maria and Neil were dining together and called her Neil’s “Mexican whore.” Then she made allegations that Neil and Maria had been sleeping together for several years and that Maria’s youngest child had not fathered by Robert Andrews but by Neil. Andrews struck back with an $850,000 libel suit, but Sharon won the first round when a Texas judge approved her demand for DNA samples from Andrews and the child. And so it goes.

The Neil v. Sharon Bush divorce papers provide the most titillating bedtable reading since the footnotes of the Starr Report. For example, the divorce depositions detail Neil’s dalliances with prostitutes in Asia. While Neil was doing Interlink business in Thailand and Hong Kong, he enjoyed the exotic experience of hearing an urgent knocking on his hotel room door. Upon opening the door, Neil was confronted by a beautiful young woman who said she wanted to have sex with him. On at least three difference occasions, Neil accepted the hospitality of his hosts. He admitted to the sexual encounters in his bizarre deposition during his divorce proceedings. The deposition was released earlier this year. Here’s a sample of the back and forth between Bush and his wife’s lawyer:

Marshall Davis Brown (lawyer for Sharon Bush): Mr. Bush, you have to admit that it’s a pretty remarkable thing for a man to just go to a hotel room door and open it and have a woman standing there and have sex with her.

Neil Bush: It was very unusual.

Marshall Davis Brown: Were these prostitutes?

Neil Bush: I don’t…I don’t know.

Neil’s lawyer, John Spalding, brusquely counterattacked by charging that Sharon Bush tried to manipulate her husband through the use of voodoo spells. Spalding asserted that Sharon clipped strands of Neil’s hair and wove them into a bizarre doll that she hid under his bed.

Sharon tartly dismissed such allegations has lawyerly hokum. She admitted to collecting strands of Neil’s hair, but not for the purpose of practicing the dark arts of Haiti. Instead, Sharon confessed that she wanted to have Neil’s hair tested for the presence of cocaine. “He was looking thin and acting weird,” Sharon said. Apparently, a taste for fine powder runs deep in the Bush family.

A few months later, Neil and Maria finally tied the knot. The wedding ceremony took place in Jamal Daniel’s palatial home in Houston. Most of the Bush clan was present to toast the new couple, although George and Laura discreetly made other plans for the weekend. After a brief honeymoon, the couple settled  into Maria’s new home, a multi-million dollar mansion just down the road from Bar and Gampy.

In the charmed world of Neil Bush, it doesn’t matter what you do or even how badly you botch the job, it all works out very well in the end.

 

Alan Zibluk Market Hive Founding Member

Out Of Time

There was a question ask why are so many Evangelicals voting for Trump. Well he has given millions to them in charity. But for me as a Messianic Jew I am voting for the King Cyrus "like" that I see in Trump. He is not a saint from his background, but he is also a giver. I am voting for the revelations to come from him being POTUS. Can he fix things? Maybe some things but No, I hope he proves me wrong if he is elected.

We cannot even fix ourselves as a Nation which is the reason for what we have currently in our elected officials. Just my opinion. Only Yeshua can fix what we want fixed, we cannot overcome what the Obama's administration has done with the Constitution and our judicial system, the TPP is already in place. Trump will be the only one though that will expose the truth without realizing it to the American people. The secret societies are crapping their pants. Which is why we may not have an election. Will Trump take the CFR initiation? And then expose them? Because all the rest of them running for President have already had theirs…So think about that.

God in His great wisdom throughout the course of human history, has chosen not only to fulfill His plans and purposes through men and women who have yielded to the sound of His voice, but He has also chosen to accomplish His will through men and women who have ignored and rebelled against Him.

Trump is as corrupt as most politicians he has been a lobbyist himself with the establishment. He has taken and given. There are things we do not know but that whole entire arena knows. I believe that Trump is the mouthpiece to revel to the world of the hidden things and that is his part in this entire election, whether he is elected or not. No matter whom you vote for you will have the same results! People just don’t get it Judgment is coming. I am voting for Trump for one reason and that is to expose the hidden.

One such man was King Cyrus mentioned in Isaiah 45.

Isaiah prophesied of Cyrus and speaks as a mouthpiece of the Lord when he declared, “I have even called you by your name [Cyrus]; I have named you, though you have not known Me. I am the Lord and there is no other; there is no God besides Me.

I strengthen you, though you have not known Me, so that they may know from the rising of the sun and from the west that there is no one besides Me. I am the Lord, and there is no other” (Is. 45:4-6).

How soon do the trivial pursuits of man wantonly forget the Lord?  For He is the Lord our God and it will be His will upon this nation. Those who have eyes to see, see a similar eagle from the east to execute the Lord’s will upon the unrighteous yet stouthearted leaders that rule over us.

That time appears to be upon us.

(Is. 46:9-12)
9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: 11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it. 12 Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from righteousness:

What a powerful and profound prophetic declaration to a man who did not know or serve the Lord! God does use the wicked and ungodly to bring about His plans and purposes. It will take someone from the inside to turn it upside down. If anything Trump is sounding the alarm like a Trumpet to all that heeds God’s warning and he doesn’t even know it.

We must prepare ourselves spiritually and repent for what is getting ready to pour out on America. We all must accept the will of God whether it is Cruz or Romney or Hillary the end results are going to be the same unless we all repent on a national level. So we will see how it plays out. We have let our system get so corrupt this is what we deserve.

Alan Zibluk Market Hive Founding Member

Big AGRA and Big PHARMA Rule in WASHINGTON

Big AGRA and Big PHARMA Rule in WASHINGTON

The FDA and USDA have become the legislative and executive branches of Monsanto, Dow, Bayer and the likes.

President Obama has unbelievably approved two biotech crops, Monsanto’s Roundup Ready genetically modified (GMO) alfalfa and Roundup Ready genetically modified (GMO) sugar beets. They will be planted as early as this spring, despite widespread acknowledgement that these crops are certain to contaminate both conventional and organic farmers’ non-GMO crops. The deregulation of GMO Roundup Ready alfalfa could lead to the genetic contamination of all conventional and organic alfalfa within five years.

Our federal regulatory agencies and the White House have consistently sided with the vested financial interests of agricultural biotech corporations who are only interested in their absolute control over seeds and crops and have shown a complete disregard for our nation’s laws, sound scientific theory, the livelihoods of family farmers, and the health and well-being of our citizens and the environment.

 

Organic agriculture builds nutrients and controls pests through natural methods that are largely free. Organic farmers purchase few expensive soil enhancers and recycle many biological wastes. They can produce high yields that appear less affected by variable weather than those of industrial agriculture. Where organic farming is practiced, it is profitable. It regenerates soil and water resources. It can be adopted without requiring people to import fertilizers or pesticides or patented seed. Especially, it doesn’t require farmers to don rubber suits and respirators to spray dangerous chemicals.

Ninety-three percent of the alfalfa hay in the Us does not use any herbicides. Alfafa is a perennial legume that does not have to fight weeds as do corn, soybeans, cotton or canola. Ninety-three percent of the alfalfa hay in the U.S. does not use any herbicides.  As a perennial legume, it does not suffer from the same weed pressures as other crops, such as corn, soybeans, cotton and canola. GMO alfalfa will only lead to an increase of glyphosate-resistant superweeds.  USDA’s Vilsack backed by Obama ruthlessly ignored the basic biological principles of pollination and good agricultural practices. Industrial agriculture, far from being the salvation it promises, is actually undermining the resource base—healthy soil, clean water, and diversity of plants and animals—needed to sustain the world’s growing human population in the long term.

This decision undermines opportunities for farmers in America, particularly in important export markets for conventional alfalfa and in the growing organic dairy industry. It also severely restricts the choice of farmers and 50 million U.S. consumers who every day exercise their right to consume food that is certified organic and free of GMOs, that are yet to be proven safe for human consumption and our common environment, because all previous studies have shown that they are not.

Genetic food engineering is the most powerful and pernicious technology known to man and yet it is being released throughout our environment with contempt for the multiple ethical issues it raises and the irreversible harm it will bring to life on earth as we know it.

Hundreds of thousands of petitions were signed, scientists from all over the world warning of the end of free choice agriculture as we know it and the onset of serious irreversible negative health and sustainability consequences. To be sure, no one in Washington, the least Mr. President, gives a dam about the politely worded petitions. Since “corporations are people too” Obama may have bought himself a guaranteed second term. And no worry the First Lady plays in her own organic garden at the White House with all the handy help you tax dollars can buy.              

Why then, when it is obviously not good for us, is it being approved? Well for Greed.  It is good for Monsanto, and what is good for Monsanto is even better for the hundreds of politicians and government employees who are directly or indirectly on the big Pharma and big Agro (one of the same) payroll.

The FDA and the USDA have become the legislative and executive branches of Monsanto, Bayer, Dow and the likes. When you look at all the Monsanto executives who have gone through the revolving door between private industry and government oversight, you uncover the truly disturbing picture of America today.

The FDA and the USDA are packed with pro-business, pro-corporation advocates who often have massive conflicts of interest when it comes to protecting the health of the public. As for Fish and Wildlife they are a bunch of yes-men for the cattle and animal farming industries and routinely kill tens of thousands of wild animals with the cruelest methods to satisfy the ranchers insatiable need for (public) land.

The revolving door between private industry and government oversight agencies is so well established these days, it has become business as usual to read about scandals, conflicts of interest and blatant pro-industry bias, even when it flies in the face of science or the law.

“Michael Taylor, a former Monsanto executive, whose career literally fits the definition of the revolving door  between government, lobbying and corporate interests. Before serving on the Obama ag transition team, Taylor made a name for himself rotating in and out of law firms, Monsanto, the USDA and FDA. While at the FDA he helped write the rules to allow rBGH into the American food system and our childrens milk.”

As an example, the FDA cover up from 1984 thru 1989 of the serious sicknesses brought on by genetically engineered  L-triptophan. Watch the video lecture the dangers of GMO and cover up by Jeffrey Smith to understand the extent of the cover up and the FDA’s dishonest corporate policies with complete disregard for the public health, concerns and wishes.

USDA director Vilsack who when he was governor regularly traveled in Monsanto’s jet, was named governor of the year by Biotechnology Industry Organization. He is also an ardent support of corn and soy based bio-fuels, which use as much or more fossil energy to produce them as they generate, while driving up world food prices and literally starving the poor.

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, a former dental amalgam company executive, helped subvert a federal judge’s order to label mercury fillings as a hazard to children and pregnant women.

The FDA’s top medical-device regulator, Daniel Schultz, resigned following internal dissent over decisions that his critics said were too friendly to industry.

Janet Woodcock, the director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, was recently accused of a massive conflict of interest stemming from an ethics complaint filed by Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc.

The agency’s list of corruptions and collusions is now a mile long. And each piece of new legislation aimed to improve its function seems to do just the opposite—making the FDA even more dependent upon financial support by Big Pharma.

Raw wisdom has greats articles on the subject

Another source is from Ethical Investing (Monsanto the  most unethical company….)

You may want to read Wikipedia’s article on Monsanto

Appendum: It appears that Obama also approved a GE corn seed designed for ethanol, obviously a personal favor to Vilsack. This absurd crop uses far more energy to produce than it will ever put out , while pervertly gobbling up valuable farmland and water resources needed to feed an ever growing population. I have been raking my brain as to why? Obama has gone against the vast majority of all American people, against the EU guidelines, against the advice of the vast majority of scientists and against the wish of all small farmers precariously still in business. Monsanto is one of the wealthiest, most powerful corporations in the world and since they are “people too” , could it be that our president just bought himself a guaranteed second term?

We, the people, have the right to choose the type of food that we want to grow and consume. It is not so farfetched to imagine Monsanto’s (retired BlackWater) thugs “rounding us up” and shoving down our mouths freeze dry peebles of GMO grains and  rendered animal parts. We must organize some old fashioned grass roots activism because it is going to take a little more than a bit of discontent and fussing on the internet to get back our American Dream.

So who you vote for matters. Donald Trump is self funded and is not influenced by Monsanto. Who do you serve?

Big Pharmas contribution to Donald Trump is not even worth mentioning.

Their biggest recipient? Clinton. She collected $336,416 in donations, over a third of the total contributions during the 2016 presidential campaign. The next biggest recipient was Republican candidate Jeb Bush, who collected less than half the amount of Clinton. Trump received the least in donations: $1,010, enough to buy one Daraprim pill.

Sanders' and Clinton's drug plans would give the government a bigger role in negotiating drug prices. Clinton wants the government-run Medicare to have a say in negotiating the price of drugs. Currently Medicare — one of the largest buyers of prescription drugs in America — has no seat at the negotiating table. Sanders also wants Medicare to leverage its bargaining power when it comes to prescription drugs, as well as import prescription drugs from Canada.

The contributions to Clinton and Bush came last year, when no one knew who the front-runner would be by now. "Established industries and lobbies give primarily to establishment candidates that they perceive will be leaders and eventual nominees," said Scott Swenson, vice president for communications for Common Cause, a nonprofit political watchdog group. As Swenson explained it, early money is like a "bet" on likely winners.

The pharmaceutical industry is the 15th most generous industry in terms of donations so far in the 2016 presidential election. The health industry overall — combining health professionals, hospitals, HMOs and pharmaceutical companies — donated over $9.5 million to the 2016 presidential candidates, making it the third largest donating industry. Clinton continues to be the biggest beneficiary from this group, receiving more than $3.5 million in donations. The next candidate in line is Ted Cruz, who received just over $1.1 million in health care industry donations.

These donations don't include how much corporations also spend on lobbying Congress. For example, Pfizer, one of the most influential and largest pharmaceutical companies, spent more than $10 million in lobbying efforts last year. Lobbying money has traditionally followed large health care initiatives. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the health care industry hit record lobbying limits in 2009, spending nearly $273 million around the time the Affordable Care Act was being debated in Congress.

30 million Polio Vaccines with Cancer Contamination according to the CDC.


 

Alan Zibluk Market Hive Founding Member

Is it in my head or do I really have Super Powers?

This is something I have felt or experienced from an early age. It usually occurs when I am waking up after a good nights sleep, that period where the sub-conscious part of your thoughts returns to the conscious I suppose; I'm not an expert on this so bear with me as this is the first time I have ever written these thoughts down.

For a long time I thought that if I just concentrated hard enough, I could move objects with my mind. Crazy or not? Thoughts of having the power to fly through the skies just by will of mind, just like Superman or many of the comic book heroes we all grow up with as children. Don't be concerned, I am not about to take an elevator to the top of a tall building to test this theory out .. I'm not that brave.

Other dreams I have are for becoming wealthy such as winning the lotto and being able to help people financially. It might be a thought of for example, building an orphanage in South East Asia, or helping people in my own country get out of a rut and be able to defend for themselves…. that little helping hand onto the first rung of the ladder so to speak. You've probably seen the TV shows like "The Secret Millionaire". Darker thoughts then sometimes come up as to why I would want to do that.

Is it because I just want to have power over people and maybe just a way for me to "buy" friends? I have never been a social animal, I tried over the years but most people simply don't get me. I say something that might be taken the wrong way or they don't get my dry and sometimes abrupt sense of humor. 

I am always willing to help others and will go out of my way to do that but lately find I have very little patience. I want to be able to change peoples lives, somehow or someway … how I am not sure.

Friends and colleagues reading this may have some ideas what could be behind these thoughts of mine. Are these perceived Super Powers just another way of telling me that I can do some good, maybe not by rescuing a damsel from a burning car using physical strength but in other more spiritual ways.

I suppose I could have watched too many sci-fi movies but I believe there is more to it than that. If it was, then these dreams / thoughts would not occur so often. They would vanish into oblivion just like so many of my childhood memories … I can't remember many details of them only snippets. This was probably down to not being a happy child during my teenage years, as I had a father who was a real ass and control freak plus being continually bullied at school for many years.

Time will tell I think, although I don't want to be too old when these revelations eventually appear.

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Stephen Hodgkiss
Chief Engineer at MarketHive

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Alan Zibluk Market Hive Founding Member

Showing up is half the Battle

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I wrote this post several days ago on LinkedIn Pulse, and it was quite well -received.

I read a post by Chelsea Handler on Pulse.  

She talked about how she learned the power of just showing up, when she was a waitress.  She became the go-to person when someone needed to have their shift filled.   

John Lombaerde

VP – NJ Marketing at MarketHive | Entrepreneur | Marketing Automation | CRM | Leads Online | Social Media | Local SEO

 

I totally agree, 50% of the battle is showing up. The other 50% is making the right preparation to be really good at what you do. For online marketers, that means prepare the best material for your podcast, for your webinar, for your product launch or new service, so that you will hit a home run every single time.

When I started doing an online LinkedIn Workshop 2X every week, (for free), a few people told me, "No  , no one is doing that, you might go broke doing that, you won't have the time, you might break your promise and not show up". I was told a hundred reasons why it might not work as planned.

Now I have hundreds of people that enjoy and look forward to these presentations, some attend live, and others request the link to the recording, which I send to them faithfully every week. Now people are thinking, if this guy delivers that much good information for free, how much more he will deliver if I become this guy's customer? I like creating such a positive impression, and I look forward to these weekly presentations. They are the highlight of my week. (And by the way, I have not missed a single workshop since I started).

Regardless of how long you have been on LinkedIn, or how well you think you know this social network, believe it or not, things are changing all the time.   Stay on top of your game on LinkedIn, and connect with me to find out about these free workshops.  You will be glad you did!

John Lombaerde

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Rush Limbaugh

The incredible 2016 political campaign season is as if the Lord himself (Jesus Christ) has put hands on it to use it to reveal the depth of corruption in this country. AKA: The running terror we see with the GOP political party, the MSM and so many of the talking heads are being revealed as part of the grans Luciferian scheme from the Illuminates and Freemasons.

Case in point Rush Limbaugh a suspected Illuminati member that has been hiding in plain sight.

RUSH LIMBAUGH!! MEGA-DITTOS!! TO THE MASTER COMMUNICATOR

Never before in American radio history has a talk show host possessed the combination of qualities that would endear himself to such a large segment of the American people. Rush combines intelligence, wit, and the ability to enunciate the issues of the day that combine to make him one of the true forces of the political landscape. In this article, I examine Rush from the Christian perspective, and show you why he is appealing to Christians, even the clergy.

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I discovered Rush Limbaugh in Summer, 1990, when I was driving my family back from a vacation to Montana. My first impression was one of hilarity, as he was airing a segment that mimicked Senator Ted Kennedy in his "Rose On My Chest" routine. I was laughing so hard that I nearly drove the car off the road. From that moment, I was hooked on Rush Limbaugh. It seemed that I just could not get enough of him, listening to every possible show. Fortunately, since I was a salesman that was on the road a lot, I could listen to most of his programs. I was so hooked that I found myself arranging my schedule so that I would be driving when his program was on.

There were several reasons I liked Rush Limbaugh so very much:

1. He articulated my political beliefs so very well. I really felt that he was speaking my language.

2. Rush believed in God, Creator, and argued against the beliefs of the Evolutionist crowd so brilliantly that i they seemed foolish in even believing in such nonsense.

3. Rush was anti-Abortion, and again, he argued against Abortion so brilliantly that it seemed no one could seriously listen to his program without being persuaded to also become anti-Abortion.

4. Rush articulated the importance of the Family to our society, and brilliantly showed the many ways in which our laws were undermining its importance. Consistently, Rush demonstrated his seemingly very normal family and his normal upbringing. I felt that I could closely identify with his Mother who called the show occasionally. She sounded just like my Mother, who was so enjoying her retirement years.

5. Rush was so in favor of the importance of Conservative Christian upbringing of children. He argued that it was proper to lovingly discipline children so they would not grow up to become foolish, arrogant, and unbridled.

6. Rush constantly showed how important traditional education was in the upbringing of children. He was very effective in showing how our current education system, from the Federal level all the way down to the Local level, was doing a masterful job in NOT educating our children, even though they suck up more dollars than our Pentagon.

7. Rush was economically conservative, and again, he brilliantly argued for our traditional approach to the economy. He decried the ballooning deficit, and informed his listeners of the various ways in which we, the People, were being fleeced.

8. In Foreign Affairs, Rush was again right on target, as far as I was concerned. He saw through the foolish baloney hype about Gorbachev. I absolutely loved his parodies of the "Gorbasims". He articulated the issues of the Gulf War better than anyone else. He also articulated the issues correctly on our relations with Russia, Europe, and Asia. I found very little in which to disagree with him.

9. Rush was fervently Free Trade, arguing that, if Governments would just get out of the way, our Free Enterprise, Capitalist economy would compete with every other country just fine, thank you. Just get out of the way, Uncle Sam, and leave our economy alone!

10. Rush was right on the money, again, with his position on taxation, and Governmental spending, and the importance of lowering the effective tax rate so as to stimulate the economy. Again, he correctly argued that our economy is not a Zero Sum game, as he calls it. When you lower tax rates, you so stimulate our economy that more dollars flow into the Treasury, not less.

11. Rush correctly defended the Entrepreneur as the backbone of our economy. He also defended the ability, and the right, of people to make as much money as they could legally make, as they exercised their God-given ability to think, to plan, and to act in our economy. Just because someone starts to make a lot of money in our economy does not mean that they did so by defrauding others!

12. Rush fervently pushed the concept of the traditional American Rugged Individualism that made our country the greatest in the world. No one should look to any government to help them, or to support them, but should go out into the marketplace to make their own mark. He correctly pointed out, time and time again, that Government cannot make anyone wealthy through their giveaway programs, but can only support them at the official poverty level. A person can rise above this poverty level only through their own initiative.

13. Rush brilliantly articulated the way in which these Government Welfare programs only hurt those people they were supposed to help. The people caught up in Welfare type programs were not made happy, but found themselves in a daily grind that made them only unhappy. In fact, this daily grind was grinding its victims up emotionally and mentally.

14. Rush defended the important role that Christian Churches play in the life of the American people. The values and attitudes that have made America great, preeminent in the world, flow from traditional Christianity. Rush argued, effectively, that these values and attitudes must continue to be the foundational rock upon which this country was established. America must get back to these values, or we might perish, Rush argued. My heart simply resonated with this message!!

15. Rush daily carved the politicians and others in Government that believed and acted in opposition to these views. Liberalism was the dirtiest word in Rush's vocabulary, as it was in mine. That single word embodies all the things which are currently wrong in American society, and Rush effectively articulates this situation, showing how it is working out in the daily news. Thus, Rush is able to point out to people those daily events that are working to destroy America, events that most Conservatives would not even notice. Thus, our ability to mobilize against many hurtful, destructive programs is greatly enhanced. Many a bill in Congress found itself in immediate trouble with Conservatives because Rush Limbaugh had articulated what it wanted to accomplish, and why it should be defeated.

16. Rush was adamantly against Gun Control, allowing only that maybe, it was appropriate to ban the "Saturday Special" handguns. With great humor, Rush pointed out the stupidity of the whole concept of trying to place restrictions of the private ownership of guns.

17. Rush daily carved up the Liberal Democratic Party for its seemingly single-minded pursuit of all these above programs, and values, and attitudes. Since I was a lifelong Republican, I found great pleasure in seeing how effectively Rush was illuminating people in the great inconsistencies and great dangers of Liberalism.

18. Rush consistently argued against Huge, intrusive Government, showing how such a Government threaten our liberties. I strongly agreed that we must return to a simpler, leaner, and smaller Government.

19. Rush was an effective debater. Not once has any listener been able to debate Rush on even terms. He is such a good champion for our Conservative cause. In fact, Rush has been able to make almost every person who tried to debate him,. simply look foolish.

20. Rush effectively argued against the seemingly total breakdown in individual and national morality that worries so many of us traditional Christians. Again, in the daily news, Rush points out how this breakdown is occurring, the many ways in which it is being caused, the many ways in which Government programs are encouraging this breakdown, and the devastating effects this moral breakdown would have on our society, were it not reversed.

21. Without being hateful, Rush showed how wrong Homosexuality was, and how it was aiding in the decline of our wonderful country. Again, and again, I felt my heart resonate on this issue. Rush seemed to hit the nail on the head time and time again. While hating the lifestyle, Rush demonstrated compassion for its victims, again being in line with our traditional Christian values.

22. I enjoyed Rush's enjoyment of sports, especially football.

23. I was impressed with the fervency that so many of his callers expressed toward Rush when they called the show. They revered him so much and expressed their deep gratitude that he was on the scene to effectively state the case of American conservatives. So many people told Rush, at the beginning of their conversation with him, that they appreciated him and were so glad that he was on the air, that Rush created the term "Dittos", which simply meant that they agreed with the expressed opinions, above. "Dittos" then became "Mega-Dittos" and various other related terms that Rush's listeners were able to create to express their love for him.

Rush Limbaugh has become a Messianic type leader of the American Conservatives. It is incredible that one man could so coalesce such a large group into one meaningful force. Rush is our leader, and he has become our icon.

I had never, ever, heard anyone so brilliantly, and so consistently, articulate the issues in which I had always felt so strongly. Rush so championed Christian causes that I waited patiently, expectantly, for the time he would announce that he was a Born Again Christian.

Of course, this never happened.

In fact, as I continued to listen to Rush Limbaugh, I found myself increasingly concerned, especially as I became more familiar with the plans of the New World Order. I was concerned by the following factors, in no particular order.

1. Rush's personal attitude seemed arrogant, especially his statement, "Talent On Loan From God". The Bible consistently argues against this type of personal view. In Romans 12:3, the Apostle Paul, who was quite revered in his day, also, stated, "For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith."

In James 4:10, we read, "Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up." In this case with Rush Limbaugh, he too often lifted himself up. I could sense that this type of arrogant attitude was resonating with many Conservatives, probably because they equated this attitude with someone who is successful and confident. But, Christians who know their Bible must be concerned.

In 1 Peter 5:5, we read, "Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time." Again, we read that God is the One Who will exalt us, that we are not to attempt to exalt ourselves. Our personal humility is to be so great that it is to be thought of as "clothing". And, then we further read that God Himself resists the proud.

Rush's arrogance bothered me a great, great deal.

2. Since I felt that Rush was a Christian, and that it was only a matter of time before he made such an announcement to his listeners, I kept waiting for him to speak of Jesus Christ. I have never, ever heard him speak the name of our dear Savior. Yet, Jesus Christ established the Second Covenant, rich in Grace and Mercy, and He became the Preeminent One, the only Way that a person can go to God the Father. Listen to Jesus' own words on this critically important matter.

In John 14:6, Jesus said, "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." No man can ever hope to come to God, the Father, except through the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Therefore, it is not enough for a man to profess a belief in God. If he does not also believe that Jesus Christ is the Messiah, is God in the flesh, and died a sacrificial death on the Cross for punishment of our sins, is not going to Heaven. Such a person will never see the God whom they profess. Do not be deceived on this point. You cannot believe in God the Father without believing in His Son, Jesus Christ, in the manner I described, above. Such an attempt separates God the Father from God the Son.

And, the Bible has some very strong things to say about this attempt at separation. In 1 John 2:22-23, we read, "Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also." Christian doctrine absolutely forbids anyone separating Jesus the Son from God the Father. This is the great sin of Freemasonry; while they profess great love, and admiration, and devotion, to God the Creator of the Universe, they deny that Jesus Christ is God, equal with the Father, coexistent with the Father, and the promised Messiah who takes away the sins of the world. Listen to the words of Albert Pike himself, the greatly revered Freemason, writing in his monumental Freemason book, "Morals and Dogma". pages 562-564.

"And the image of Ialdabaoth, reflected upon matter, became the Serpent-Spirit, Satan, the Evil Intelligence. Eve, created by Ialdabaoth, had by his Sons children that were angels like themselves. The Spiritual light was withdrawn from man by Sophia, and the world surrendered to the influence of evil; until the Spirit, urged by the entreaties of Wisdom, induced the Supreme Being to send Christos to redeem it. Compelled, despite himself, by his Mother, Ialdabaoth caused the man Jesus to be born of a Virgin; and the Celestial Savior, uniting with his Sister, Wisdom, descended through the regions of the seven angels … and entered with his sister into the man Jesus at the baptism in Jordan."

"Ialdabaoth, finding that Jesus was destroying his empire and abolishing his worship, caused the Jews to hate and crucify Him; before which happened, Christos and Wisdom had ascended to the celestial regions. They restored Jesus to life and gave Him an ethereal body, in which He remained eighteen months on earth, and receiving from Wisdom the perfect knowledge {… Gnosis}, communicated it to a small number of His apostles, and then arose to the intermediate region inhabited by Ialdabaoth, where, unknown to him, He sits at his right hand, taking from him the Souls of Light purified by Christos. When nothing of the spiritual world shall remain subject to Ialdabaoth, the redemption will be accomplished, and the end of the world, the completion of the return of Light into the Plenitude, will occur."

Wow!! Freemasons believe that a deity named Ialdaboath reflected upon matter to create the Serpent-Spirit, Satan. Then, later Ialdaboath created Jesus Christ!! It is difficult to comprehend greater blasphemy against the Name and Person of Jesus Christ. (You can read this text in full, plus other supporting texts, by downloading FREE01, "FREEMASONRY CONNECTION WITH THE NEW WORLD ORDER".

But, Freemasons strongly believe in God, as Creator, and spend great time and energy trumpeting this belief to the world. However, their writings and their speeches, never mention the name of Jesus Christ. And, they never give Jesus the preeminent view which the Bible teaches.

Now, think carefully. In describing this Freemason view of God at the expense of Jesus Christ, have I not accurately described the Rush Limbaugh radio program? Rush strongly espouses the belief of God Creator. He vigorously attacks the nonsense of Evolution, and speaks glowingly of God as a loving Father. But, I have never heard him confess that Jesus Christ is God, is equal to God the Father, and is the preeminent One through Whom men must go to go to Heaven. Rush simply glorifies God the Father. His position is perfect, typically Freemasonry. Keep this in mind as we proceed.

Now, back to the things which began to bother me about Rush Limbaugh.

3. Rush regularly employed sexual innuendo in his statements, usually when he was taking about homosexuality in general, and the Maplethorpe exhibits in particular. My eyes really opened up that Rush could not be truly Born Again if he was willing to engage in this behavior. He has since stopped this type of sexual innuendo.

4. After I had been disabused of the notion that Rush Limbaugh was Born Again, I was shocked the day that I first heard Rush emphatically state that, not only did he not believe in any Conspiracy concepts, but that he would never take anyone's calls who wanted to talk about any New World Order conspiracy. By this time, I was thoroughly versed in the Plans of the New World Order. I understood that one of their greatest fears is that the general public might become aware of their plans and would rebel against them. If this rebellion occurred before the government of each nation changed to a dictatorial one, the progress to the New World Order could become derailed.

Therefore, the Illuminati conceived of a brilliant plan that would act as a vaccine, that would inoculate the average person against a belief in a Conspiracy. For, if a person believed that a conspiracy were not even possible, they would not see it, even if evidences of it were strangling them by the throat. Therefore, the Illuminati has always attempted to persuade people that a conspiracy cannot exist, and that it is foolishness to believe otherwise. Their first major change occurred in our public schools, toward the beginning of this century, when textbooks began to espouse the concept that all historic events happen simply and only by accident. If there was any plotting that caused an event to occur, such plotting was the result of a limited group of people acting in a manner limited by time or space. But, it was impossible for a global conspiracy to occur, especially one that has been active for two hundred years. Impossible! snorts the New World Order planners, and the normal human mind tends to agree.

Isn't this the standard Rush Limbaugh line? Isn't it odd that Rush's line perfectly lines up with the line that the New World Order has been deliberately following for two hundred years? The perfect way to protect their nefarious plan, to conceal it from the eyes of the average citizen, is to inoculate the citizen's minds, to be predisposed to disbelieve in any conspiracy theories.

Yet, any Bible believing Christian, who knows his Bible, understands that Biblical doctrine and End Times prophecy absolutely teaches conspiracy. Here are some of the key Scriptures:

A. The Bible teaches that Satan was conspiring against God before God ever created this present world and universe. In Isaiah 14:12-14, God tells us of Lucifer's original rebellion, before this world was created. "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit."

This is history's first conspiracy, Lucifer conspiring against God, attempting to take His throne and His control over the universe. And, Lucifer convinced one-third of all the angels in Heaven to side with Him (Revelation 12:3-4). Of course, Lucifer failed miserably in this rebellion. God cursed him, and his angels, now called demons, and cast them from His presence. Lucifer's name became Satan, as a symbol of his defeat and his curse at the hands of God.

Now, the scene shifts to the garden of Eden. God has created Adam and Eve, in purity and obedience, and has placed them in the perfect Garden of Eden. God allowed them absolute reign of the Garden, placing only one restriction upon their activities. He forbade them to eat of the Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge. And, Adam and Eve happily lived with this restriction for an unspecified period of time, until Eve meets Satan who appears to her in the form of the Serpent. Satan convinces Eve that God really did not mean what He said, that she could safely eat this fruit, for when she eats it she shall become as God. Eve ate and convinced her husband to eat. This first sin caused God to curse mankind with death, disease, and unhappiness, and to curse His created world. (Genesis 3:1-19).

This is history's second recorded conspiracy, with Satan working through mankind rather than through God's angels.

Then, in the book of Daniel, we are given a glimpse of the warfare which is constantly occurring between God's holy angels and Satan's demonic host. In Chapter 10, Daniel prays for God's insight into the future of the nation, Israel. On the first day that Daniel prayed, God sent His messenger to give Daniel the answer. But, it took 21 days for the angel to get to Daniel, even though angels travel anywhere in the universe in the blink of an eye. Why did it take this angel so long to get to Daniel? Because he was detained by demonic angels in a supernatural battle. This battle was so intense, and the demonic host so strong, that this Godly angel had to receive help from Michael, God's Archangel. Then, this angel told Daniel that he and God's host were constantly battling demonic forces which were trying to influence the King of Persia (10:12) and later, the King of Greece (10:20).

In other words, Satan's demonic host is constantly trying to conspire against God, working through human leaders. God's angels are constantly battling against this demonic influence over human leaders, to ensure that His Plan for the world will prevail.

This is conspiracy. Working in secret, without anyone knowing what is going on, and working for an illegal end, namely, to overthrow God as Sovereign of the Universe, replacing Him as ruler. This is conspiracy.

Then, in the End of the Age, God foretold that the political nations of the entire world would reorganize into only 10 Super Nations, each with its own ruler (Daniel 2:28-45; 7:1-27; Revelation 17:12-17). In Revelation 17:12-13, God foretells that the purpose of the final 10 Kings will be to gain control over the entire world for the express purpose of handing their power to the Antichrist. This is conspiracy. Working in secret to achieve an illegal result. The authority and power of every government of the world is planned to be eliminated and replaced by the authority of the new global government structure headed by Antichrist. This is pure Conspiracy.

And Christians who know the Bible knows this! When I show Christians undeniable evidences that the New World Order Plan fulfills the Biblical prophecy of a developing global Conspiracy, I have no difficulty convincing them, because they can see prophecy being fulfilled. And, they understand that this Conspiracy on Earth is empowered, and directed, by supernatural, demonic beings battling with Godly angels in the Heavenlies. Finally, as a result of this supernatural power Christians have no trouble believing that the New World Order Conspiracy could have begun over 200 years ago, and could have passed from generation to generation of human leaders. Angelic beings, both of Satan and God, are eternal. To them, 200 years is nothing. So, the only question is: how quickly will God allow Satan's forces to advance their New World Order Plan? The Bible clearly foretells that, in the End of the Age, God will gradually withdraw His power, to allow Satan and his forces temporary victory. This victory will allow Satan to control the world politically, economically, and spiritually for only a brief 7 years, a time in which God will allow Satan to kill and to crush God's saints. And, Jesus, speaking in Matthew 24, likened this process to a woman giving birth; in other words, this conspiracy would occur over a period of time, beginning with Israel coming back to her land as a nation. Since this has occurred in 1948, we know that we are living in the End of the Age.

So, Rush is not only Biblically wrong when he opposes the very idea of a global Conspiracy, he again is taking the perfect path planned by New World Order leaders. Conceal the existence of the New World Order Conspiracy behind a mask of disbelief. If people disbelieve that it CAN exist, they will be inoculated against believing that it exists even though they are offered great proof.

5. When Rush Limbaugh strongly supported NAFTA, I knew conclusively that he was part of the New World Order Plan. Before you have a knee-jerk reaction against this concept, please allow me to tell you that NAFTA had very little to do with creating a better economy by drawing together Canada, North America, and Mexico into one union. The real, hidden goal of creating NAFTA was to create Super Nation #1 in the New World Order Plan to reorganize the world into 10 Super Nations!! In direct fulfillment of the Biblical prophecy quoted above!! (You read the full explanation of this New World Order Plan by reading NEWS1002, entitled, "NAFTA Fulfillment of Biblical Prophecy).

Of all parts of the Plan of the Illuminati to create the kingdom of Antichrist, this was THE MOST important, and PRECIOUS, part. It makes no difference to the practical working out of the New World Order Plan for Rush to expose Liberalism for all its contradictions and stupidities, even though their policies are establishing the exact situation that will fulfill the Plan. But, if the part of the Plan calling for the 10-Nation reorganization were to fail, the New World Order Plan would be severely wounded. Thus, even though Rush opposes the great majority of what the Plan calls for, he swings into line on the one issue that is of paramount importance to the New World Order Plan, i.e., creating the 10 Super Nations.

Think, also, who were the primary opponents to NAFTA. They were Conservatives, Free Market believers, the very type of people over whom Rush has achieved such leadership. Had Rush been created solely for the purpose of overcoming Conservative opposition to NAFTA, he would have been worth any amount of monetary compensation. NAFTA was the Crown Jewel of the New World Order Plan to reorganize the world into 10 Super Nation states. And this 10-Nation reorganization Plan is the Crown that will soon be placed on the head of the New Age Christ.

There is one other part of the New World Order Plan of which you must be made aware: The Bible foretells that, when the Antichrist arises, the spiritual False Prophet [foretold to be considered as Christian, Rev 13:11) will arise to urge his followers all around the globe to follow this Christ. Similarly, lesser religious leaders are planned to immediately urge their constituency to support the Christ. I wonder. Will Rush Limbaugh use his program to urge his Conservative constituency to support the Christ? He can use all sorts of political and economic reasons for such support, while summarily dismissing all religious objections to the contrary.

At this point, I ask all Christians to solemnly consider my words here, rather than immediately reject them outright. Jesus foretold that, in the Kingdom of Antichrist, unparalleled deception would be the norm. This deception would be so very good that even the Elect, the Born Again, would be deceived, were that possible (Matthew 24:24). Of course, the only reason it is not possible is that the Holy Spirit, working both through God's Bible and in the heart of every believer, to reveal the Truth.

Do not be deceived by Rush Limbaugh. He is a very clever part of the Plan. I believe his purpose was to so grab the enthusiastic leadership of American's Conservatives that he could get NAFTA passed, could act as a lightening rod to harmlessly discharge Conservative anger over the policies being enacted to move us into the New World Order, and possibly to convince his following to accept the New Age Christ when he arises.

Do not be deceived. The coming New World Order fulfills all Biblical prophecy about the End Times, which makes it Satanic to the core. Which indeed, it is!! The only preparation one can make is spiritual.

Are you spiritually ready? Is your family? Are you adequately protecting your loved ones? This is the reason for this ministry, to enable you to first understand the peril facing you, and then help you develop strategies to warn and protect your loved ones. Once you have been thoroughly trained, you can also use your knowledge as a means to open the door of discussion with an unsaved person. I have been able to use this knowledge many times, and have seen people come to Jesus Christ as a result. These perilous times are also a time when we can reach many souls for Jesus Christ, making an eternal difference.

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Vote For Trump: I’m Not Asking You…I’m Telling You

Vote For Trump: I’m Not Asking You…I’m Telling You

Why Not Voting For Trump Shows Your Gullibility

While I am aware that writing this article is most likely suicidal for our media outlet, at this point, I don’t care.  I might as well write this and hopefully get a few shares before the United States collapses economically or Hillary Clinton shuts us down next year anyway.  The CNN debate last night should have created some movement within the brains of voters in the United States.  It should have been an enlightening moment in American politics on behalf of the American people and proved how stupid politicians think you are.  As the mainstream media are claiming victory today on how they were finally able to destroy Donald Trump in the debate last night, one can only hope that enough voters saw last night for what it was.  A total and complete Washington hit job.  Considering the amount of pre-debate analysis on what the other candidates needed to do and how the commentators promised fireworks in this debate, they are truly feeling superior today and are claiming a complete and total defeat of Donald Trump.  Allow me to explain something that they are completely unaware of or simply choose to ignore..

Donald Trump won the debate last night.  Pure and simple.  He didn’t win the debate because he was able to insult the other candidates the best or because he had more favorable policy positions. He won the debate because his hardcore supporters said he won the debate and it doesn’t matter how much Steve Hayes or George Will try to analyze what happened last night.  He won the debate because 30% of the Republican party said he won the debate and said that they would never vote for anyone but Donald Trump.  He won the debate because without those 30%, Ronald Reagan couldn’t be elected President if he were risen from the grave.  He won the debate because the Republican party doesn’t need another 2008 or 2012.  He won the debate because the media said he lost the debate and there is nothing that his supporters hate more than the media.  He won the debate because the RNC, yet again, loaded the debate hall with donors and special interest groups. He won the debate because two first term Cuban Senators were desperate and attempted to take him out, but didn’t bother to try in the previous 9 debates.  Finally and most importantly, he won the debate because without Donald Trump, there will be 15 Million people staying home on election night against Hillary Clinton.

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Even if you hate Donald Trump, you cannot deny that his supporters mean business and they are seriously tired of Politicians and Politics as usual.  It doesn’t matter what anyone says or what anyone digs up on Donald Trump and his past or his past positions.  We have said here all along that Donald Trump will be one of two things if he is elected.  He will be either the greatest President we have ever had, or he will be the beginning of the end of the United States.  He is that definitive.  Unlike politicians who will just drag us slowly to our death, Trump will either shake up the system and bring us back from the edge of collapse, or he will be the final push over the edge so we the III% can finally come in and take the country back.  There is no possible middle of the road.  It will go one way or the other with Trump.  With Cruz or Rubio, you will need to train your children in the use of firearms and pass on your preparation skills and stockpiles to them so that in 15 or 20 years or so, they will be able to take care of themselves.  Politicians are the reason we are in the mess we are in right now and it has come from both parties.  Nothing will change.  I personally would rather it happen now so that I can take care of it for my children.  They need a country to grow up in and they need a future.

So why am I telling you to vote for Donald Trump?  Well…it’s because if you don’t, you are voting for Hillary Clinton.  The Constitutional Conservatives, like myself, are realists and all 8 million of us aren’t about to be walking definitions of insanity.  That means voting for phony politicians.. We already realize that the country is lost.  America doesn’t break promises.  We borrow money to keep them.  America doesn’t cancel programs.  We “reform” them.  America is broke and without significant change…you know, the kind of change that starts revolutions, there is no hope for our country.  When you hear the words “Repeal and Replace”, it means the “Same Ole Same Ole”.  It’s still a government program that costs money.  When you hear politicians afraid of creating a trade war, it means “I like foreign workers”.  When you hear “legal status”, it means “I like foreign workers”.  It means what Donald Trump says about politicians being all talk and no action. Action is building a wall and not giving a damn who it offends.  Action is creating a trade war for the sake of fair trade and not caring about the Global Economic repercussions.  Action is realizing that America is dying and unless we start making some painful choices, we will be unable to be resuscitated.  Action is pissing people off in the short term to have a positive uniting effect in the long term.

The hardcore Trump supporters understand this.  They understand it so well, that it doesn’t matter what Limbaugh says, even if he is right 99.8% of the time.  So say what you will about Trump.  I ask you simply to become a realist for this one issue alone in regards to voting for Trump.  If it’s anyone but Trump…we will stay home.  All 15 Million of us…

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Original Article By: Adam Lankford February 26, 2016

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10 Steps to World-Class Customer Service

Because the business world is presently entrenched in a too-many-suppliers-chasing-too-few-spending-customers death spiral, there has been a renaissance in Business Media about Customer Service. This proves, in one fell swoop that every cloud does indeed have a silver lining. However, what is often overlooked (and what is certainly being overlooked at present) is that great customer service, like charity, begins at home.

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The critical component in any Customer-centric strategy is your people, they are the point of delivery, where 'the rubber meets the road' as it were. So in order to make customers happy, we must first ensure our people are happy, demotivated employees make lousy brand ambassadors, highly motivated and enthused employees will provide a sustainable strategic edge (no mean feat in a world where differentials are eroded hourly). Consequently, leaders should make it their business to ensure that the troops are fed, watered and enthused.

So, assuming that we have good systems and processes in place for firing up our people, what about the customers themselves? Who are they, where are they? what do they like? what are they like? Do you have internal as well as external ones (we have written about the internal supply chain before, often hugely overlooked and a must-have component in any customer service strategy).

Much has been written about 'under-promise and over-deliver' and, whilst it has merits, it can be dangerous because it can lead companies to assume they know what the customer wants and assume the customer will be delighted when we exceed that expectation – this is not always the case. As a default, keep your promises, do what you said you would do, when you said you would do it and do it with the minimum of fuss and hassle to the customer – that will be enough.

So how to provide world-class customer service? Follow the 10 steps below and you will not be far off;

1. Take the customer seriously. He is always right, especially when he's wrong! He is right about how he feels and he is right in that he can leave your premises and tell the world and his wife that you and your company suck, so – take the customer very seriously!

2. Communicate, communicate, communicate. If things have gone wrong say so. Do not lie (this is insulting and sends a message you do not want to send). It insults your customer's intelligence. Customers understand that people make mistakes, they do not expect you to be perfect, they expect you to care when you screw up..

3. When things go wrong, do not despair, complaints are gifts. Customers are so used to flawless service now it is taken as standard. When things go wrong your responses may be the only chance you will get to show just how special you are. I will say again, A complaint is a gift – treat it as such.

4. Be available, if you cannot deal with someone immediately at least acknowledge them immediately. People do not mind waiting, what frustrates them is feeling ignored.

5. Respect – should be a given, often (in a depressingly large number of cases) isn't.

6. Listen don't talk. Do not assume you know what the customer wants and do not answer them from your own perspective. The solution that will work in the long-term is the solution the customer wants, not the one you do.

7. Know your stuff. It is not acceptable to be ignorant in front of a customer. All staff who are customer facing (and that includes those on telephones) must know their products and services and where and how to route a call and when (and this is so much better) to 'own' the problem themselves.

8. Quality and value – Both are very important, both are hugely subjective and both are determined in the customer's brain. Taking the time and trouble to know the customer and to listen to him really pays off here. The world is full of companies giving 'added-value-solutions', many of them are giving added-cost-non-solutions since their interventions cost them money and if they haven't taken the time to listen to the authentic voice of the customer, will almost always not be perceived as either quality or value because they do not address the specific problem the customer has in mind.

9. Treat as you would be treated. Courtesy, respect and appreciation are the bare minimum. Many customer service staff complain that customers do not respect them. Remember that respect, like love, has to be given away before it can be received. No customer will ever respect us until and unless we respect them first.

10. My word is my bond. Give staff the power and authority to deal with a customer's problem. The ownership belongs with the person taking the call, they should be allowed to provide a fix. If the staff member always says "I'll have to ask my boss" the customer will get frustrated and want to deal just with the boss. Have the faith and confidence in your staff and your products & services that you can trust them both and that you will stand behind them and back them. THEN you will have the basics for world-class customer-service and world class customers.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Learning Mobile Marketing

If you're thinking about getting into mobile marketing but aren't sure how, then look no further. This article is geared towards informing you of some valuable tips about how to succeed with mobile marketing. Remember that these tips are only going to benefit you if you read this article thoroughly and digest the information.

Make sure that your emails are mobile device friendly. An increasing number of customers are reading emails only on their mobile devices. If your emails are not mobile friendly, they might never be seen by a significant portion of your clients. This means that valuable advertising dollars are wasted, and your campaign will not be successful.

Do your best to target your message to fit the needs of the people that you are sending it to. If you are sending out a message about one thing that that person is not interested in, there is a great chance that they will not take the time to read your future messages.

Be very aware of the market conditions around you when involved in mobile marketing. If anything changes that you're not absolutely prepared for, you can easily be left behind and lose a lot of business. The internet is constantly changing, especially the still-evolving mobile leg of it. Always stay prepared for change.

Keep your mobile marketing messages short and sweet. Although many cell phone and smartphone users are signed up with plans that offer unlimited data transfers, not everyone has this luxury. If your ad consumes a great deal of their monthly allotment of data, chances are good that your efforts will go unappreciated and even resented.

If your mobile marketing campaign includes multiple images and pages, it is best to keep the file sizes very small. Many cell phones and smartphone plans have limitations on broadband access and transfer speeds. If your message takes too long to load or consumes too much bandwidth, the customer is likely to abandon it.

Make your messages relevant. This is the most important aspect of mobile marketing. A text message can be very personal and it interrupts someone no matter what they are in the middle of doing. Avoid re-purposing an e-mail. Your text message should be short and very relevant to the audience whom you are sending them out to.

Balance your mobile marketing within an integrated media strategy. Mobile marketing alone will not take your brand to the next level. Neither will direct mail or internet marketing alone. You need to develop a multi-channel strategy that works in harmony with each other to really tell the story of your brand. If you feel your mobile marketing strategy is acting on its own, now is the time to bring it into your larger marketing strategy.

Hopefully this article has given you some ideas to use when creating your own mobile marketing campaign. The information you have learned from this article will only be useful if it is applied. Incorporate your new knowledge into your mobile marketing strategies, and watch your success grow.

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Are Social Networking Sites Doing Us Any Good

It is not long ago when the only mode of communication was the snail mail way or the expensive Telephone. But with the advent of internet our lives have completely changed. We are now able to connect with anybody in any part of the world instantly and at a very low cost. This indeed has brought a pleasant change in our lifestyle. Internet has helped us so much that even organizations can employ a global workforce and they all can work together sitting in different parts of world as if they are sitting in the same building. Not only this the advent of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter has completely revolutionized the way we connect with people. We can get connected with our friends sitting in any part of the world and at the same time search our long lost buddy.

The immense benefits that have been brought by internet and the social networking sites sometimes downplay the negative effects associated with it. As it is an adage that excess of everything is bad, same holds good with these social networking sites. We are so much addicted to these sites that sometimes we forget to check the wellbeing of our near and dear ones but we never forget to check the latest updates on Facebook. 

Though it is not legal to create an account on social networking sites for a minor, but given its popularity, children are so tempted to use these sites that they adopt unfair means at such tender age and get themselves registered on these sites. These days we see lesser number of children willing to play outside as they are glued to the latest happenings in their virtual friend circle. And children here are not to be blamed because a child usually does that what he sees and when he sees that his father after coming back from a hectic schedule directly turns on his laptop to know the where about of his online friends rather that asking the child how was his day at school or without playing with him, he is also bound to check what is so interesting about these sites.

Therefore, instead of turning a blind eye and deaf ear towards this issue, it's time for us to awaken. No doubt we have witnessed a tremendous evolution in technology but to gain immense benefits from this new revolution, we have to make a judicious use of it. We are witnessing so many new diseases which were not even heard of because of our changing life styles. We prefer sitting for long hours in front of computers rather than taking a refreshing walk in the lap of nature. Therefore, it is time to act before we repent.

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