Wednesday, April 14, 2021

30 years!



Over-achieving in marriage came naturally!   I expected I would.  It just took longer than I had anticipated to get married!  

Thankful she agreed to partner on the greatest years of my life.

What an amazing person I met in Cancun 32 years ago! 



Monday, April 05, 2021

CBS Journalism

CBS had some real winners yesterday.

First, it was  Hunter Biden in the morning.  Then, 60 Minutes in the evening, which seemingly out of the blue, was a political hit piece on Ron DeSantis knowing that he could run for POTUS. 

Followed by a story on the person running the Ford Foundation who only makes grants to address inequality.  Making sure to mention, of course, that he is black and gay as if that is the most important qualification instead of his intelligence, level of caring or leadership skills.

Good work CBS, you embody all that is wrong with the media.

Thursday, April 01, 2021

From where I sit, briefly speaking.................

Have you ever seen an eagle sitting on a branch with it's mouth open to the heavens waiting on a rabbit to drop in? No. Those big, beautiful, majestic eagles I love to watch, whether Golden or Bald, scratch and claw for every meal they get their entire life, and in that scratching and clawing they are provided for.

Humans tend to think we can get our life, our health, our marriage, our children, our career, our giving, our key relationships and other areas of our life to a certain place without scratching and clawing.  If you listen to the liberal goons in government you would think it is the governments role to make everyone fat and happy and successful and rich and retired and healthy without anyone doing the work.   

It's not going to happen.   I haven't known anyone beyond immaturity that doesn't know what I am talking about.

Work is good, for every person in the world.

I love to work.

You see, I have everything I ever prayed for and am focused on living a life that I don’t need a vacation from.  Trading for a living is one of the greatest accomplishments in my life.  It gives me total freedom and control of my time.  When people learn how to make money with money, they will never trade time for money.

There are many reasons why I love trading. At the top of the list is that every day requires me to be the best version of myself I can be.

I am not a victim of the market or a victim of anything or anyone. I control my trading. I alone am responsible for my P&L. The market can’t hurt me nor can it help me.  I control what the market does to my portfolio because I control what is in my portfolio.  Long or short, it's my responsibility.  

I am somewhat amazed at how little Americans know about managing their own finances and investments.   Schools don't teach the basics, students don't care to learn, that's obvious.  If we gave every person on the Ft. Berthold Indian Reservation where I grew up $1,000,000 today it wouldn't have changed a thing in 5 years.  The people who have little today would have little then.  Same at Crow, same at White Earth, same at Hopi, same at Yankton.  It's the basics they don't have and I learned long ago, unfortunately there is no money in education.  It's poor pay for time.  There was no serious money in educating tribal councils and playing politics and no money in educating students.  

To me wealth doesn't actually require a vast horde of money, real wealth is freedom and control of one's life.

The most important attributes of human capital don't require money;  determination, self-discipline, organization, a voracious appetite for knowledge and work, an insatiable curiosity, a generous heart, a knack for friendship and the purposeful pursuit of your goals, these are the tools to acquiring real wealth through work. 

But those attributes take work.  And it's in dam short supply in America today.  




Hunter Biden

 "My dad was vice president of the United States. There's literally nothing, as a young man or as a full grown adult, that my father in some way hasn't had influence over."

— Hunter Biden, in an interview with ABC News

Thanks to Daddy’s political connections, Hunter Biden has amassed quite the prestigious resume after, like his father, graduating at the bottom of his Yale law school class:

*in 1996, he took position at MBNA, a major contributor to his father’s political campaign, where he rose to V.P.

*in 2001, he left to serve at the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, focusing on ecommerce for the Clinton Administration

*Biden then became a DC lobbyist, co-founding the firm Oldsker, Biden, & Belair.

*In 2006, he was appointed by Pres. Bush to a five-year term on the board of directors of Amtrak.  He was the board’s Vice Chairman until 2009, when his father became V.P.

He has also been the CEO of Paradigm Global advisors, an international hedge fund he bought with Uncle Jim, launched an international consultancy company named Seneca Global Advisors, co-founded the investment and advisory firm Rosemount Seneca Partners, the venture capital firm Eudora Global, was board chairman of the U.S. division of the UN’s World Food Programme, and served on the board of Burisma Holding, the largest producer of natural gas in the Ukraine.

Yet, by his own admissions, Hunter Biden started drinking at age 8, was a raging alcoholic by 14, busted for cocaine at 18, and spent most of his adult life until 2019 in a haze of drug, booze, and sex addiction as he stumbled from one rehab to another.

He is the poster child for why every drop of the DC Cabal Swamp needs to be drained.

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