Parisian Family Office, CEO. Began Wall Street, 1982. Founded investment firm, CHIPPEWA PARTNERS, Native American Advisors. Active Trader. White Earth Chippewa Tribal member. Was NYSE/FINRA arb. Conservative, raised on Great Plains reservations. Pureblood, clot-shot free. In a world elevated on a dopamine binge, this is his take! Written from MT Ghost Ranch on the Yellowstone River, TN farm Pamelot or San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, CASA TULE'. Always been, will always be, an optimist.
Friday, December 08, 2017
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
It is a rather poor place. Not much has changed in the 40 years since I was in high school except the names. The truancy, the lack of motivation, lack of parental involvement, lack of desire to make oneself better is still there. The crabs are still trying to claw their friends back into the bucket when they try to escape. If you go to school in Indian country you know what I mean.
Lots of blame to go around. Lack of two parent households are the biggest culprit but nobody wants to talk about that because the financial incentives are all wrong there.
Once again this year I will be in Pine Ridge before Christmas. Once again I look forward to the visit. It was the roughest high school out of the 4 I attended without a doubt. I was failing algebra. I bought my first beer in Whiteclay for the high school prom. Walked in with cash, no questions asked. Age, 15.
To say that I am grateful for the life I have been given is an understatement. There is absolutely no way my life has turned out the way I thought it would. We all face great challenges in life. All of us. It is the privilege we all have for waking up. I thank my Creator daily for the will and motivation that my parents fostered towards education. The privilege of education. We all have it. It is what prompted me to start my scholarship at the University of Minnesota. My scholarship helps leverage resources to produce long-term meaningful impact for students who need them the most and to help break the cycle of poverty, addiction, moral courage and the suffocating absence of opportunity. Call it American privilege, I get it, you should too. Gratitude is an awful powerful human emotion and I am elated to have plenty of it. Every. Single. Day.
In Pine Ridge it is hard to swallow the poverty and carnage of the federal government handing out scraps of freebies. The drug scene is out of control. I would like to help the enormous loss of human capital. Bringing coats in the winter isn't doing it. Painting churches in the summer isn't doing it.
Pine Ridge has the problem. Pine Ridge and only Pine Ridge has the answers. Pine Ridge has the privilege.
It starts in the mirror. The power of one. Go ahead Pine Ridge.
Change! You can do it. Reach deep Ridge. Get after it.
It started as a hash-tag and became a "movement". GMAFB!
The number one problem in the United States is a captured media. The Democrats control 90% of the media/entertainment complex. A captured media is wholly inconsistent with liberty and a constitutional republic.
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Monday, November 27, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Excited to see how he finishes because he simply puts in the work to prepare.
In life, that is nearly 90% of the battle.
We spend a substantial amount of time dining out. Often. Very often.
Last Saturday night we dined with friends at the Ritz Carleton at FEARINGS before heading over to listen to Mr. Tim McGraw and Ms. Faith Hill pretend to play their guitars and sing some songs.
Mr. Dean Fearing stopped by the table to check in. Nice guy with charm.
The food (and service) was less than stellar. Those two little chunks of buffalo I was served were not anywhere near worth the price tag. I have been eating buffalo since I was 12 years old. Where do they train these cooks?
Along with Ocean Prime and Water Grille it deserves to be mentioned to save you some of your hard earned money.
It will be a long time before we go back.
Friday night we had a disaster at Coal Vines around the corner as well. You would have to pay me to enter again. The white pizza was uneatable and how about being able to just order a single glass of wine? Are you kidding me? No wonder why we questioned there were so many empty tables on a Friday night in Uptown Dallas! At 63 and having lived on both coasts and raising sons I like to think I know an edible pizza from a non-edible.
Coal Vines. Never again. Yuck.
Monday, October 09, 2017
H R 1424 YEA-AND-NAY 3-Oct-2008 1:22 PM
QUESTION: On Motion to Concur in Senate Amendments
BILL TITLE: Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008
Johnson, E. B.
Lungren, Daniel E.
Sánchez, Linda T.
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Monday, October 02, 2017
Financier and Philanthropist
That is all good, it's called selective memory. I wish I could've gotten a handful of those side-pocket sweetheart deals via warrants in junk offerings myself. For the 10,000 proud flag-waving employees of Drexel Burnham Lambert it's a different story about your legacy.
Prepare. Buy a tourniquet, a real one that has a windlass and know how to apply it. It may save your life and is probably much more useful than a sidearm once the shooters open up.
And while you are shopping throw in a clotting sponge for good measure!
God Bless this great country.