Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Photo Op


        Trump haters say Trump giving a photograph opportunity with a U.S. President to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was too much.  They say this gave Kim Jong-un credibility.  As a nuclear power, Kim Jong-un already had credibility so Trump didn’t give him credibility. 
        The summit will result in the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.  This is a huge step toward world peace.  It is more than any world leader has accomplished in over 60 years since the Korean conflict ceasefire.    Traditional diplomacy obviously has not worked. 
        What has Trump already accomplished and what has he given away?  North Korean missile tests have stopped and some sites have been dismantled.  Trump did not pay Kim Jong-un a dime, unlike President Clinton’s payments to North Korea or President Obama’s $1.8 billion to Iran.  Neither produced the desired results.  Iran used some of the money to fund terrorist and continued on the path to become a nuclear power. 
        Trump has not even lifted any trade sanctions with North Korea and has made it clear they will not be lifted until after complete denuclearization.  He has given North Korea nothing except an opportunity for a better life and avoiding a nuclear war. 
        Trump has arranged for Americans held prisoner in North Korea to return home and he did not release any terrorists like President Obama did.   He has also asked for the remains of American servicemen killed during the Korean conflict to be returned home.  Why has this never happened before? 
        It seems that all Trump gave Kim Jong-un was a photo op.  If that’s all it takes to achieve denuclearization and stopping terrorists, Trump should schedule photo ops with every evil leader in the world.  Obviously, the solutions are not that simple, but no one seems to have made a lot of progress prior to President Trump.
        Some liberals criticize Trump for meeting with Kim Jong-un because of his terrible human rights history.  Would they rather have a nuclear war or denuclearize Korea first and address human rights later.  That is the choice.  How stupid are they?  Trump just keeps winning and the left is getting more and more desperate.  They have no agenda except to oppose Trump.
        It has been more than 60 years since the Korean conflict and relationships with North Korea were bungled so badly by all world leaders including American Presidents from both parties.  We were on the brink of a nuclear war that could have meant 30 million dead.  Traditional diplomacy with all its innuendos and political correctness had failed miserably. 
        Thank God that has changed.  Thank you President Trump.  I am so grateful to have a real leader for a President.  When Donald Trump was elected President, many people felt foreign affairs would be his weakness.  It appears he doesn’t have any weaknesses.  President Trump has emerged as the clear world leader.

God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again. 
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Business Fits is available on Amazon as an eBook and a paperback. 


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Deep State SOP


        When I was inducted into the U.S. Army, the guy at the reception station suggested I request a MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) in personnel.   He said having accesses to my personnel records would give me some control and power.  The Deep State must also be able to control the records and especially the records of law enforcement and intelligence. 
        The Deep State’s objective is power, control, and money.  Their strategy is to achieve these goals by any means possible.  This includes rewarding and threatening participants. 
        What is the Standard Operating Procedure for the Deep State?  Activities include making deals involving many illegal activities including drugs and weapons to produce the money needed to fund operations. 
        Some Deep State individuals try to justify their illegal activities by convincing themselves they are doing it for the greater good of the country.  This is a lot of bull.  It is always about money and power.
        Since many of the Deep State activities are illegal, it is essential they control the top leadership of the country’s law enforcement and intelligence agencies including the DOJ, FBI, CIA, and politically motivated special prosecutors. 
        The only problem with the plan is that the Constitution gives Congress oversight of these agencies, and not all members of the House and Senate can be bought.  The best the Deep State can do is lie, stall, ignore subpoenas, and ignore being held in Contempt of Congress.  They hide, destroy, and sanitize evidence with blatant disregard of Congress and the Constitution.  They try to redact important information by saying it is in the interest of national security when the only purpose is to cover their lies and crimes. 
        We are currently exposing the worst case of Deep State government corruption this country has ever experienced.  Our Constitution and freedoms are at stake.  The only people defending this corruption are those who feel they are part of the political elite and those who can benefit from these crimes, or are guilty of these crimes.
        Every loyal American regardless of political party or who they work for should be outraged and doing everything possible to see that people are held accountable and go to jail so this never happens again.  The strength of this great republic is dependant on stopping this political corruption.

God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again. 

                             http://BusinessFits.com

Business Fits is available on Amazon as an eBook and a paperback. 


Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Banks vs. Venture Capitalists


        In my book, Business Fits, I have a chapter called “Myths About Starting a Business.”  One of the myths is “Banks Make Business Loans.” 
        I have had potential clients say they need help writing their business plan so they can go to the bank and get a business loan.  They are under the misconception that a bank will make a business loan if the business plan is good enough.  Banks do not make loans based on a business plan. 
        Banks make loans that are secured by assets to people with good credit ratings.  The only reason a bank asks for a business plan is to show you have given it some thought. 
        Often it is easier to get a second mortgage on a home in order to start a business than it is to get a business loan.  I once heard a woman say she wanted to get a business loan because she didn’t want to risk losing her home if the business failed.  The bank would want the home or some other asset for security anyway.  Why would the bank want to make the loan if the woman was not willing to assume risk?
        Banks are in the business of loaning money.  They are not in the business of taking speculative risks.  If you are going to a bank with a business plan to get money, you better be to pitching the banker you are meeting with to be an investor personally.  The chances of that happening are much better than obtaining a bank loan.
        Unlike banks, venture capitalists do make investments in companies that are not secured by assets if they feel the potential return is large enough.  If you have ever watched the TV show Shark Tank, the sharks often question if the considered business has enough growth potential.  They are looking to invest in businesses that can grow and give them a good return on their investment. 
        Venture capitalists look for investments in businesses that have some track record.  They seldom are interested in true start-ups.  A venture capitalist may invest in ten businesses in order to find the one that will make it big. 
        A venture capitalist is looking for ownership in the business and not just interest on a loan.  He may want controlling interest in the business in order to protect his investment.  This means the entrepreneur is giving up control of his or her dream.  
        If you are looking for capital for an entrepreneurial venture and a bank or venture capitalist is not right for you, you should consider more innovative financing options.  In Business Fits, I explain how banks make loans based on asset equity and credit scores.  I also discuss venture capitalists and creative financing ideas.  I once bought a Ford-Mercury dealership with $1,000 cash and $1,000 equity in a car.  It is possible.
        Business Fits is available on Amazon as an eBook and a paperback. 

God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again. 
                             http://BusinessFits.com

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

We Are All Americans


I saw on national news last week that a political party nominated a black female for governor.  She could be the first black female governor.  I also saw that a political party nominated an openly gay Latina for governor in another state, and she would be the first openly gay Latina governor.  Why is this making the news?  I did not see any news stories about any gray haired, brown eyed, Lutheran, Norwegian/Americans who had been nominated for any office. 
Why do the media and political parties continue to divide this country based on race, gender, religion, and sexual preference?  Are they intentionally trying to divide this great republic?  They continually attempt to allow special interest minorities to control the majority, letting the tail wag the dog. 
We are all Americans and everyone should be given an equal opportunity.  This should not mean giving special preference to any minority or special interest group in hiring or college admissions. 
When I watch pro basketball, I see a disproportionate number of black players compared to that in the general population.  Does this mean the NBA should put a moratorium on hiring and playing African/Americans?  Of course not, the team owners, managers, and coaches want to play the best athletes in order to win.  This should also be true in business, government, and university admissions.  The best candidate should be hired, appointed, or admitted, regardless of race, gender, creed, or sexual preference. 

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness  -
                                        The Declaration of Independence

        It is impossible to give an advantage to one group of people without discriminating against other groups.  We have made mistakes in the past, but we cannot rewrite history by discriminating against other groups.  We must learn from history.
This great country has been divided along race, gender, religion, and sexual preference lines to a dangerous level that has and will continue to hurt the country.  We must stop this divide.  We are all Americans and we should act like it. 

God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again. 

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Royal Wedding


How many of you got up at 4:00 AM to watch the royal wedding?  I did not.  I just don’t find it interesting.  I am sure it is good entertainment for people who like to watch and are entertained by the pageantry. 
This wedding holds little political significance even in Great Britain, and  Henry is not likely to ever be in line for the crown.  The King or Queen of Great Britain holds little power today. 
    The wedding did provide entertainment for many people, but does not affect most people’s life in any significant way.  It will affect fans of the TV series Suits, as Meghan Markle will no longer be on the show.
The obsession with sports and entertainers are similar.  They provide entertainment, but they do not and should not be given priority over things that actually affect our lives and the lives of our children in particular, like our government. 
Entertainment is good for taking our minds off personal problems or problems our country faces.  There are many including what may be the worst corruption at the top levels of government that this country has ever seen. 
I do have a problem when people know more about the personal lives of celebrities than they know about the people who run our country or how our great republic works.  We need to get our priorities straight, and our educational system needs to do a better job teaching civics.  

God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again. 

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Insurance Policy


        This is not about your auto, home, or life insurance policy.  It is about the insurance policy for the unlikely event that Donald Trump was elected President. 
        Peter Strozok is an FBI agent.  Lisa Page was a lawyer with the FBI.  Strozok and Page were having an affair.  The following is a text Strozok sent to Page:

I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office – that there’s no way he gets elected – but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk.  It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.

      What was the insurance policy he referred to and who is Andy?  There where only few options to stop Trump if he was elected. 
·       Assassination - Let’s ignore that one.
·     Total obstruction - The Democrats are in lockstep on this         one, but they don’t control the House or Senate.
·     Prove that the election was corrupted -  They have tried            showing Trump was colluding with the Russians without          success.
·     Impeachment - This seems to be the current plan. 

        I have several questions about the referred to insurance policy. 
·     Was the fabricated dossier that was paid for by Clinton and      the Democratic National Committee part of the insurance         policy?
·     Was the dossier used for a Pfizer warrant in violation of           the  Constitution part of the insurance policy?
·     Were James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Christopher Wray,        and Robert Muller all part of the insurance policy?  They          were all buddies at the FBI. 
·     Was Andrew McCabe the Andy in the text?
·     Why would Special Counsel Robert Muller’s team be               totally  made up of anti-Trump people like Strozok?
·     Has Robert Muller exceeded the scope of his investigation?
   
    Peter Strozok has been demoted to a position in human resources with the FBI.  Lisa Page has resigned from the FBI. 
    Will we ever find out what the insurance policy was?  The Constitution and the Republic might have been at risk.  Will anyone ever go to jail? 

God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again. 

        http://BusinessFits.com

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

China


        China’s economy is growing fast.  The average Chinese consumes 17 times more today than in 1987.  The Chinese economy will probably surpass the United States in the next decade. 
        The Chinese don’t play fair.  They take advantage of our lenient trade policies.  They own 5% of our debt.  They manipulate our currency.  They steal or demand that we give them our technology. 
        The Chinese government has made significant capital investments in order to dominate individual industries.   China’s share of high tech exports has risen from 5% in 1999 to 25% today.  Chinese telecommunication companies are building and rebuilding broadband networks in countries around the world. Will China become the next world leader?
        One of the major ways China is beating the U.S. is in education.  In China, people are schooled and promoted based on intelligence and knowledge.  Social and economic status is not a factor.   Their leaders are smart.  There are no idiots like Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters in positions of political power.
        Their schools also teach useful knowledge.  In the U.S. today, 6% to 7% of students major in engineering, while 30% to 40% do in China.  In science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, China produces four times as many bachelor degrees and twice as many PHDs as the United States.
        The U.S. awards too many liberal arts degrees that have little or not value.  Our educational system has also declined.  We award higher grade points, but the quality of education is no longer something to be envied compared to other countries.  The only thing the educational system seems to do really well is indoctrinate the students to a liberal ideology. 
        One of our great founding fathers, John Adams, wrote this to his wife during the Revolutionary War:

I must study politics and war, that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, navel architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.”

        John Adams would be very dismayed to see how our educational system has evolved.  In some high tech industries, employers are forced to hire people who are not US citizens, because there is a scarcity of American candidates.  This creates problems with security clearances for work on classified government contracts. 
        Pepsi became a major player in the cola industry by attacking Coca-Cola’s large capital investment in the 7oz bottle.  Coke had millions of these bottles and thousands of machines that only dispensed the 7oz bottle.  They could not react fast enough when Pepsi came out with the 10oz bottle.
        America has strengths that China does not have, but we have to educate people so they can emulate the entrepreneurs who made this country great.  With innovation, we can make the large capital investments China has made in heavy industry obsolete.  We turned the Russian economy into junk when we invented the fast, small, inexpensive, microchips during the Reagan economy.  We can do it again. 

        Much of this information is taken from a speech given by David P. Goldman and covered in Hillsdale College’s Imprints.  Goldman is a columnist for Asia Times.

God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again. 

        http://BusinessFits.com

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Should You Be Your Own Boss?


        Surveys show many people would like to be their own boss, but few achieve this goal.  Why?  
        The biggest reason is that the potential entrepreneur doesn’t properly investigate and evaluate their options.   They hope the right business will find them.  It does not work that way.  Investigating self-employment options requires work. 
        The first step is not finding a product or service that the potential entrepreneur is familiar with or finds interesting.  The first step is a self evaluation.  The second step is determining what his or her role will be in the business, and where help will be needed. 
        Next is finding a business model or system that fits the individual’s strengths and weaknesses.  We all have strengths and weaknesses. 
        Only then is the specific product or service a consideration.  Most people I coach find a business that they never would have considered on their own.  This approach is what I call an Inside-Out approach in my book Business Fits. 
        Not everyone should be self-employed.  This process will determine that for an individual, and reveal that they will then be more comfortable in their career as an employee. 
        One business development director said this about my book Business Fits:

Make this book your FIRST business investment.  It will be the best money you spend. 

Terry provides time honored and practical advice.  This is a great book to help determine if entrepreneurship is right for you and THEN what franchise would work best.  So many people jump in without vetting themselves and end up deep.  This book will put the end to that. 

Terry writes about practical and honest advice and solutions.  He not only knows a lot about business, but he has lived through a lot of the lessons learned. 

Make this book your first business investment.  It will save you time and heartache regardless of finding the right business fit for you. – Kenneth Pearson

        Business Fits by Terry Oliver Lee is available on Amazon as a paperback or an eBook. 

God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again. 

        http://BusinessFits.com

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

AARP or Amac


      I joined Americ  an Association of Retired Persons (AARP) sometime after I had reached the  eligible age.  I was under the false impression that AARP worked in the best interest of seniors.  How wrong I was. 
        AARP has become a marketing organization for supplemental medical insurance.  As a marketing person, I have to admit they do an excellent job.  They actually make some of their members feel they are getting a valuable service. 
      What AARP does not do is work in the best interests of seniors.  The organization is very liberal and support the Democratic Party.  I realized this when they supported ObamaCare, which hurt seniors.
       I dropped my AARP membership and asked to be removed from any AARP mailing lists.  I don’t want to be associated with AARP in any way. 
        I play golf in a senior, best ball league.  I do not refer to it as an AARP league, although many golfers do.  I call it old fart golf, which I consider much more complimentary.
    I would recommend the Association of Mature American Citizens (Amac) as a conservative alternative to AARP.  I like the term mature in the name because it represents people that are mature in more than just years.
        The following are some bullet points from Amac:
·       AARP recently threatened to sue the President.
·       AARP sides with radical left-wing groups.
·       AARP is anti-Trump and claim that seniors agree.
·       Amac pushes for full appeal of ObamaCare.
·       Amac supports President Trump’s agenda.

     Your membership in AARP is a donation to the radical left and is hurting America.  Drop it.  Remove your name from their mailing lists.  Join Amac.  Support your President. 

God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again.









Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Trump - The Chess Player


        I don’t know if President Trump plays chess, but if he does, he could be a world champion.  He always thinks four moves ahead of everyone else. 
        Even when it appears he has made a mistake, I have learned to just wait and see how things work out.  His success may not be immediate, but he always seems to achieve his objective in the end. 
        I said four moves ahead, but he is more often as many as eight moves ahead of the lame-stream media.  He plays them like a fiddle, and they never seem to catch on to what he is doing. 
        Trump is unique as a President for several reasons.  He is not a traditional politician.  He attempts to keep all his campaign promises.  He is not obligated to anyone in the swamp, deep state, or big money.  He does not owe any party hard-liners any favors.  He is smart, and he thinks four moves ahead. 

God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again.



Tuesday, April 10, 2018

It's About Time


        Our country has had a problem with immigration for at least 50 years.  Politicians and past Presidents talk immigration reform and use the issue to divide the country, but never fix the problem.  Anyone who really wanted to fix the problem was called a racist.  Thank goodness, we finally have a President who is addressing the problem. 
        We have had a problem with law and order in this country.  The political elite felt they were above the law.  Past Presidents enforced laws selectively based on their personal political agenda.  One President issued executive orders that were clearly in violation of the Constitution.  States passed laws that were in clear violation of federal law.  Thank goodness, we finally have a President who is addressing the problem. 
        We have had a problem with trade since WWII.  It has hurt the American worker, but the political elite have used it to their advantage.  Past Presidents have made the problem worse by promoting free trade that was not fair.  Thank goodness, we finally have a President who is addressing the problem. 
        We over-taxed our citizens and our companies, which put America at a disadvantage in the world market.  Past Presidents have talked tax reform and done nothing.  Thank goodness, we finally have a President who is addressing the problem. 
        We have a problem with ISIS and terrorism.  We are at war with radical Islam.  The last President couldn’t even say the words Islamic terrorists, much less deal with the problem. Thank goodness, we finally have a President who is addressing the problem. 
        Our position as a world leader was in tatters.  Potential problems with Iran, North Korea, Russia, and China threatened our economy and world peace.  The last three presidents all kicked these problems down the road and even made them worse.  Thank goodness, we finally have a President who is addressing the problems. 
        Our country was at a political and economic disadvantage due to oil dependency on foreign nations.  We now are energy independent.  Thank goodness, we finally have a President who is addressing the problem. 
        Our healthcare costs are out of control and Obama Care was a disaster.  Politicians do not know the difference between health care and medical insurance.  Thank goodness we finally have a President that is addressing the problem. 
        Liberals have used minorities as political pawns for fifty years, but have never improved their quality of life.  In many cases minorities have been enslaved to welfare.  Now these minorities have the lowest unemployment of any time in history.  Thank goodness, we finally have a President who is addressing the problem. 

God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again.


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Second Amendment


       The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.

        I don’t see any mention of only guns used for hunting.  Hunting is not the reason for the amendment.  I did not see any exceptions for weapons that look scary.  I did not see any exceptions for weapons which had been used by criminals, crazy people, or terrorists. 
     The reference to a militia was not limited to a government military.  It referred to citizens that could and would defend their country. 
      Isoroku Yamamoto was Commander-In-Chief of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II:  He was aware of the civilian militia.  He said;

You cannot invade the mainland United States.  There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.

       Our founding fathers had such amazing foresight that I am continually amazed.  The argument that the Constitution is outdated and should be modified as a living document has constantly been shown to be wrong.  
         The intention of the Second Amendment is quite clear.  George Washington wrote:

A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them which would include their own government. 

        “Their own government” is an important part of his statement.   What happens after the government takes away guns?  Here is a little history: 

·       1911 in Turkey:  1.5 million people killed by government

·       1929 in Soviet Union:  40 million killed by government

·       1935 in China:  50 million people killed by government

·       1938 in Germany:  13 million people killed by government

·       1956 in Cambodia:  One million people killed by government

·       1964 in Guatemala:  100,000 people killed by government

·       1970 in Uganda:  300,000 people killed by government

·       1994 in Rwanda:  One million people killed by government

      I am sure most people think this could never happen here, because it can only happen in a country where political leaders and bureaucrats have a political agenda, feel they are above the law, and are accountable to no one.  I may have just scared myself when I think about the deep state.  Could it happen here? 
        Support the Second Amendment, and President Trump to clean up the swamp.   

God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again.



Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Deep State


        When I first heard about the Deep State, I thought it was just a conspiracy theory.  Now I know better, and the threat to this country seems to be more dangerous as we learn more.  President Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon said, “If you think they are going to give your country back without a fight, you are sadly mistaken.”

A few of the people in the corrupt Deep State are:
·       FBI Director James Comey
·       U.S. Attorney General, Loretta Lynch
·       FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe
·       FBI Deputy Director of Counterintelligence Peter Strzok
·       FBI attorney Lisa Page
·       FBI General Counsel James Baker
·       DOJ Senior Official Bruce Ohr
·       Director of National Intelligence James Clapper
·       Director of CIA John O. Brennans
·       U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.
·       National Security Advisor Susan Rice
·       Secretary of State Hilary Clinton

        All of these people have lied to Congress and withheld and/or destroyed records requested by Congress.  They all feel they are above the law and accountable to no one, including Congress or the President.  Some have made threats against ANYONE who would dare to oppose them.
        Is this just the tip of the iceberg?  This is not about Democrats or Republicans.  It certainly should not be.  These positions should be totally nonpartisan. 
                    FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was recently fired from the FBI for leaking information and then lying about it.  His dismissal was based on recommendations by the nonpartisan Department of Justice Inspector General and the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility.   In spite of McCabe’s claims, his firing was not politically motivated in any way.  The Attorney General had no choice based on the recommendations of the IG and OPR. 
        It is also interesting that McCabe’s statements directly contradict those of his former boss, FBI Director James Comey.  If McCabe was smart, he would be quiet, because he is still facing criminal charges.   
        I am deeply disturbed with the corruption at the highest levels of our government, and am very impatient to have it all exposed and cleaned up.  Drain the swamp. 
        Thank God Donald Trump was elected or none of this would have been exposed.  What would have happened to our great country?

God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again.