Bitcoin is the enemy of your enemy.
Bitcoin is a bloodless revolution.
Bitcoin is fair trade AND free trade.
Bitcoin is a level monetary playing field for all countries.
Bitcoin is taking back your remote control from ‘big brother’.
Bitcoin is the cry “GET THE HELL OUT OF MY WAY!”.
Bitcoin is power to the consumer AND to the producer.
Bitcoin is David versus Goliath… 195 Goliaths to be precise.
Bitcoin is the “second time in history man’s mind and money were set free”.
Bitcoin is the salvation of generation X, Y and Z from the coming debt bomb.
Bitcoin is freedom from debt AND destruction of debt… vast quantities of debt.
Bitcoin is the ultimate democracy AND the greatest bulwark of republicanism.
Bitcoin is a global leaderless movement for currency independence and personal liberty.
Bitcoin is to money and liberty what the second coming of Jesus is to Christians, it changes everything.
Bitcoin is the ‘starfish’ in the book “The Starfish and the Spider”, the unstoppable power of leaderless movements.
Bitcoin is humanities cry for justice from confiscatory regulations and taxes And Bitcoin is his emancipation proclamation.
Bitcoin is economic equivalent of ‘biological warfare’… with no antidote. If debasing ones currency is the economic equivalent of ‘going nuclear’ on your own economy.
BitCoin is the train scene in Bill Murray’s ‘Groundhog day’, the giddy, reckless realization that “there would be no consequences” in answer to the drunken question “what would it mean if you knew you couldn’t die?”.
Bitcoin is ‘THE RED PILL’… You can take Ben Benanke’s blue pill and wake up tomorrow morning and believe whatever the hell you want to believe or you can take the red pill and bitcoin will show you just how deep the rabbit hole goes. http://bitcoinfever.blogspot.com
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Bitcoin is the enemy of your enemy.
By Steve Pavlina
I know many readers are interested in alternative ways of supporting themselves that don’t require becoming corporate slaves. I’ve gone about 20 years without a job now, so let me share some observations and insights to help you succeed on this path.
Adopt Realistic Expectations
I’ve seen many people try to support themselves without a job, usually by starting a small business. They typically last 6-12 months at best and then go back to full-time employment working for someone else.
On the one hand, we could say those people gave it a good shot, and it didn’t work out. But in my view, they weren’t really serious about it to begin with. If they were prepared to give up during the first year, they didn’t understand the level of commitment necessary for this approach to work. Almost everyone gets lousy results during that first year. What matters is whether you keep going or quit.
If you try going jobless for a year and then give it up, that’s dabbling. Now there’s nothing wrong with dabbling. It’s fine to try something without making a true commitment to it… if you only want short-term results and don’t care to build anything that lasts. I dabbled in chess. I dabbled in marathon running. I dabbled in macrobiotic cooking. Those were short-term interests. Is your interest in living without a job short-term as well, or are you wanting to follow this path for many years to come?
It’s hard to succeed here with less than a full commitment. There’s so much to learn and figure out. It’s not as easy as it appears on the surface. The people promoting this as something fast and easy are for the most part, disingenuous. More often than not, this path is slow, plodding, and gradual.
I’d expect nearly everyone to still look like they’re failing by the end of their first year… and the second…. and the third too. This is normal to see.
I lost money for my first 5 years straight. It was only in the 6th year that I finally got a positive cash-flow going. This isn’t unusual.
You may be incredibly brilliant and have everything working beautifully by the end of the first year, but I’d bet against you. The first year is mostly a learning experience.
Clarify Your Desires.
Some people avoid jobs because they dislike working for someone else. Some want to generate some quick cash on the side. Those are okay motivations to get you started, but they don’t have much staying power. If that’s all you have going for you, I suggest you stick with a regular job.
It’s important to dig deeper and get clear about why you really want to live without a job. A job can give you a stable income for a while, you may get to work on interesting projects, and with a good company you can learn a great deal. Jobs are obviously very popular. Most people don’t like them, but they still come back to this solution again and again, so they must find some value in it.
If you’re going to avoid having a job, then why is it? What do you want instead?
For many people the answer is some variation on freedom. There are different forms of freedom though: freedom from and freedom to. I think both are important to clarify.
Without a job you won’t have a boss telling you what to do. You won’t have to commute to work. You won’t have a limit on your vacation time. You can be free from the hassles of traditional employment.
For many people this much is already inspiring. But on the other side, take time to consider the proactive ways in which you could use this newfound freedom. You’ll have more direct control over your time. You can use that time however you see fit. While other people are going to work, you can do something entirely different.
A lot of my motivation comes from the “freedom to” side. I love traveling, and having a typical job would likely get in the way of traveling where I want to go, when I want to go, and with whom. I especially love road trips, and I don’t necessarily want to pick a return date in advance. For instance, my upcoming trip to Berlin is open-ended. After the conference I’ll be doing a road trip with friends through Germany and Holland, but what happens next is still unscheduled. I might pop over to the U.K. and visit London, or I might go somewhere else. I’ll return to Las Vegas when I’m ready. That kind of freedom is one of my favorite benefits of being jobless.
As part of this lifestyle, I like to work when I’m inspired to work. I feel inspired often, so this approach works for me. If I’d rather be doing something else, I’ll give myself full permission to do that something else instead of working. Then when I’m ready to work, I work.
What’s your reason for letting go of a job? What would you want to do with your life if you knew you didn’t have to show up to work for someone else each day?
If you can’t come up with something that stirs your soul, don’t quit your day job. The people I know who are happiest on the jobless path are generally clear about why they’re doing it.
Build a Moat Around Your Work
In the beginning you may see lots of struggle and challenge when you try to go it alone. But if you stick with it and keep learning and growing and don’t give up, the odds are that you’ll figure it out eventually.
Many of your early actions will create lasting benefits for years to come. Every client you add, link you gain, or contact you make can still produce dividends many years later. But you lose those benefits if you cut out early. Staying power is key.
If you stick to your chosen field long enough, it gets harder to fail with each passing year. More people will be aware of your existence than when you first started. You’ll have a bigger toolbox of strategies. You’ll have more clients and customers. Your skills will increase. You’ll have more chances for fortunate opportunities to land on your plate. And you’ll be competing against people with increasingly less experience than you have, relatively speaking.
One of my goals for each business I started was to develop a big moat around my work. For this business that moat consists of my website traffic and the community that’s interested in what I have to share. Individuals within this community come and go, and my level of personal engagement with them changes over time, but the community is always there in some fashion. Having such a moat makes it hard to fail. In fact, to kill my business I would basically have to drain that moat somehow; otherwise there will be too many people encouraging and supporting me on this path.
If you can build a moat around your business or lifestyle, you’ll be established as a fixture in your field, and you’ll find it hard to fail. But when you first start on this path, your moat is probably very small, perhaps consisting of just a few friends and family members — an in some cases, not even that.
This moat idea applies to income as well. I still earn passive monthly commissions from business deals I set up years ago. It’s hard to fail when you keep getting paid for work that was completed long ago. Even if some income sources are relatively small, they add up over time. I’m glad that instead of chasing short-term deals several years ago, I favored moat-building deals that would generate passive income year after year. That way I don’t have to keep chasing new business just to pay the bills. The bills are covered by this safety net of passive income.
Now hopefully this all makes sense logically as to why it works, but I’m also suggesting that you apply this kind of strategy very deliberately. It takes time to build a solid foundation and to create a moat around your work. If you quit after a year, you won’t be around long enough to see those long-term benefits add up. A year is nothing. Quitting during this time means you’re taking your moat-in-progress and draining it. Then you’ll have to start all over again with an empty moat. Good luck with that.
To thrive on this path, you need to balance your work intelligently. Do what you must to pay the bills in the short term, but still invest in long term moat-building strategies that may not pay off for years.
My favorite moat-building strategy is to create and give away lots of value for free. I’ve been doing that for years by writing and publishing free articles, and I do a lot of speaking for free as well. If you add up all the time I’ve spend creating and giving away content for free, you might find it ludicrous — it would add up to many years of my life. And I was already using this approach for many years before I started blogging. The key is not to be stingy with your freebies. Give away your best ideas for free. Then challenge yourself to top them.
How you build a moat depends on your particular path. But generally it takes years to build a good moat. That’s why it’s unwise to quit within the first year when your moat is still just a baby. Try committing to 5 years as a minimum if you really want to make progress.
The funny thing is that once you have a strong moat, it can be hard to shake it even if you want to. I shut down my computer games business in 2006, and I still get letters from old fans, including requests to update my old games for new platforms like tablets and smart phones. Although that old moat has shrunken considerably, it’s still there. This is another reason why it’s important to make a committed choice. You may have to live with your moat for many years to come, possibly even for the rest of your life, so if you’re going to commit, commit to a field you truly love.
The jobless path can be challenging, but it certainly has its rewards. Creating a sustainable lifestyle that you enjoy and that serves others is an achievable goal — if you’re willing to maintain a long time perspective and stick with it.
If you are like me, then you may also get overwhelmed by the amount of clutter that has accumulated in your home. Then you see, on television, a commercial for self storage companies offering an easy solution to all your storage needs. These companies try to entice you with great offers for your first months rental on the storage unit. Some companies offer $1 for the first month or even the first month free. They lure you in with these ads. You begin to think that maybe you can just get a storage unit and move some of your items there. Thus, making your home easier to organize.
However, this does not really solve any clutter problems. It sounds good in theory but, what usually happens it that you end up leaving the items in there longer than you intended. As is the case with most people, once the stuff is put into storage, you tend to forget about it. Out of sight, out of mind. Plus, then you realize that you are always too busy to go and sort through the stuff or get anything out. And of course, you can only go there when the place is open, which also limits the time you have to sort through your stuff.
These storage companies are counting on this happening to most of the people who rent the units. They figure that once people get the items into these units that they are going to leave them there for a long period of time. That is why they do everything they can to convince your to put your items there in the first place. They are hoping that you are the type of person that does not sort through items quickly. They assume that if you were not that kind of person, then you would have sorted through the stuff earlier and, therefore, would not have needed to store these items there to begin with.
I know, because I used to be that type of person myself. It is not easy to change and it is difficult for people to part with certain items, especially sentimental items. These companies also know that when a person finds it hard to deal with all of the clutter (and the emotions that go along with it), that they can easily take advantage of their vulnerability and offer what appears to be an easy way out.
And, as you continue to waste more and more money every month to keep these items in storage, you are just putting off the inevitable. Plus, if you are unable to continue paying on the unit for any reason, then the storage company will then keep all your stuff and auction it off. That is why you see shows like “Storage Wars” popping up on television. It happens so frequently that they actually turned it into a TV show.
The only real solution for your clutter problems is to sort though the items and decrease the amount of things that you actually keep. For more declutter and hoarding articles try http://declutterprogram.com
Brother International Corporation was established in the US in 1954 and markets various industrial products, home appliances, and business products. manufactured by its parent company, Brother Industries, Ltd., of Nagoya, Japan. It is one of the top providers of products for the home, office, sewing and embroidery.
Brother has earned its reputation as a leading supplier of innovative, high-quality home sewing and embroidery products. They offer a full line of sewing, embroidery, quilting machines and accessories.
Brother sewing machine parts are top quality and sturdy. They are sure to suit your needs, whether you are planning on sewing or embroidering certain items. There are many additional accessories that can be added to the machines, making it very easy to customize it to your own particular needs.
When choosing a sewing machine or Brother sewing machine parts, you want to think about what the intended use is. For instance, do you plan to use it for embroidering, sewing or quilting? You want to make sure that the machine and parts are appropriate for the planned use.
If extra work space is needed, the simply expand the work area of your sewing machine with an easy to attach, extra wide extension table. It is perfect for large quilting and sewing projects. This table offers an on-board ruler for those last minute measurements, a storage area for your knee lifter and four adjustable table legs. Plus, the free-motion grip gives you added control and visibility for your next project.
There are a number of Brother sewing machine parts and accessories available to accommodate any kind of project you plan to do.
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Bobbins & Cassettes
Remember to check the instruction manual that was included with your machine for the correct bobbin information. Several models also require a cassette for upper threading – this gives customers the convenience of having several ready when creating machine embroidery.
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Reduce clutter in any room in your home, in about seven or eight minutes, with these quick organizing ideas. The first thing that you need to do is to grab a laundry basket or a box. Anything that is easy to hold and deep enough to fit lots of items. I would also suggest that you bring along a small plastic bag(the ones that stores put groceries in), to put any trash in, as you make your way from room to room.
Begin by rotating clockwise throughout the room, picking up any item that is out of place and put it in the bin. You are not going through any of the items at this stage in the process. You will have enough time to go through things, in a bit. Right now, you just need to remove any items that do not belong in that particular room of the house.
This will get rid of about 90% of the clutter, and take only about a minute or two. You will see an immediate improvement in the look of the room, just by taking this simple step. Also, is someone stops by your home, unannounced, you can just store the container in a nearby closet (just until your visitor leaves) until you can get back to it.
Next, you should take about 5 minutes to put things, that belong in that particular room, back where they belong. It is important to have a designated area chosen for everything. It is hard to place objects back, where they should be, when you do not know where that is. For example, any clean clothes should be put in the dresser or closet. Jewelry should be put back into the jewelry box.
Keep any soiled clothing in the bottom of the basket. If you have things that belong in other rooms in the home, then take the basket along with you and go from room to room putting the items in rightful places. Make your last stop be the laundry room, where you can toss the dirty clothes in the washing machine. Quick, simple and easy.
Now with that being said, these tips are not meant to take the place of a proper cleaning. Of course, you should always make time to dust, vacuum, clean and sanitize your home. Otherwise, clutter will not be your only issue (if you know what I mean). This is just meant to give you a quick way to declutter your home, in between your usual thorough cleaning routine.
Obsessive hoarding behavior causes some major problems. The first of which is danger to one’s physical and mental well-being. The second one is danger to the community. Another issue brought about by the increased accumulation of material possessions is the compromised structural integrity of the hoarder’s home. If you have seen any of the recent hoarding Episodes and Dangers on television, then you probably noticed that almost all of the houses (of people with hoarding problems) are filled with combustible materials. Whether the hoarder was had a collection of old hats or newspapers, it doesn’t matter. The hoard becomes very combustible and if a fire started it could also put other homes in the community at risk.
In addition, it is also common for a hoarder to have difficulty in disposing of day-to-day garbage such as empty food packages, containers, wrappers, drink bottles, cans, plastic cups, etc. The accumulation of these types of waste (which usually end up on the floor of the home) attracts lots of pests, including (but not limited to) mice and cockroaches. Full-blown infestations are not unusual, and yet these circumstances do not even prompt them to seek any kind of hoarding treatment The reasoning is often “I’ll deal with it tomorrow, next week, next month” or “I’m okay even if the problems are there”.
Hoarders have a very hard time getting rid of anything. Even when they are advised by local authorities that they need to get rid off some of the items, they still continue to keep and sometimes even add more stuff to the hoard. In many cases, the hoarders constant accumulation of stuff prompts the city to step in and forcibly haul the stuff away.
While this may solve the sanitary or fire hazard issues for a couple of weeks, this forceful approach will never be effective. It does not solve the problem. The causes of the hoarding behavior were just swept under the rug, but the problem itself was not properly addressed, nor was any care or understanding given to the person who needed it the most. Without proper treatment, a hoarder will simply re-accumulate all the material possessions within a several months.
After a few months, the city council or fire department will probably be perplexed again because the hoard has been re-accumulated and they are back there once again to address the same problem. To a person who does not suffer from hoarding behavior or has never seen the home of a hoarder, the idea of having so much stuff (to the point of endangering oneself and one’s family) is at best, puzzling.
Good questions. The answer to those questions lies in the fact that there’s a secret concerning the role of fats in your system that no one has bothered to clue you in on. Fats are not necessarily bad for us.
Startled to learn this? Many people are. But it’s true!
Fats, first of all, are a necessary part of your continued good health. Yes, that’s another one of those well-guarded secrets. Fat after all is a macronutrient, if you recall, on an equal par with protein and carbohydrates when it comes to importance for the healthy functioning of your body.
You’ll be amazed at all the benefits fats –day in and day out — supply your body.
Health of your cell membranes. It’s true. The continued, health production of your cell membranes — all of them — depends on your continued consumption of fats.
Eicosanoids. Ever hear of these? These are hormone-like compounds. Don’t worry about remembering their exact name. But if you remember that they’re needed for the proper regulation of your blood pressure, heart rate, blood vessel constriction, blood clotting and the general functioning of your nervous system. And guess what? Bingo! All of this activity — and the production of the eicosanoids — rest on your intake of fats.
Pretty impressive, huh? But we’re not done yet.
Skin. Hair. Go ahead, look in the mirror. Is your hair shiny? Is your skin healthy? Yep, you’ve got fats to thank for that as well.
Vital organs. Fats are, in a word, protectionists. Especially when it comes to your vital organs. You absolutely need fats in your diet.
Keep your body insulated. It’s true! If it weren’t for fats your body wouldn’t be able to hold the heat so well in the winter and cool yourself off in the summer. Your natural “insulation” is due in large part to fats.
And you know that satisfying feeling of fullness you feel when you finish a delicious meal. Yep, you can thank fats for that incredible sensation.
And; now I’m going to let you in on another secret that the public health officials seem to want to keep from you. Many people are under the mistaken impression that fats are only found in meats and animal products — like butter and cheeses. The truth of the matter is that fats are found in just about every living thing — including virtually all types of seeds, nuts and a wide variety of plants.
All you have to do is think “olive oil” and you soon realize that the smear campaign against fats has to include some propaganda. Essentially, olive oil is the “fat” from the olive itself. And nutritionists are constantly telling us how healthy olive oil is!
If you ever think that fats are not needed by your body, just consider the wonderful workings of the complexity of your brain. What’s your brain made of? More than 60 percent of it is composed of fats! More artciles on Super Abs
Pineapple Rum Mix
For the Pineapple Rum Mix, you will need the entire shell of a large pineapple, cut into two. The top portion of the pineapple should be intact and cleanly cut from the other half.
Simply remove the contents of the pineapple, freeze the shell, and cut a small hole on top so that a straw can be inserted. Place the top half of the pineapple and insert a straw when the cocktail is ready. The walls of the pineapple shell should be no thinner than twelve millimeters. The flesh of the fruit should be kept, as a portion of this will be used in the actual cocktail.
1 pineapple (shell & flesh)
132 milliliters of golden rum
33 ml fresh lime juice
22 ml sugar syrup (you can buy commercial sugar syrup or you can create your own at home by combining water and sugar. The ratio should be two to one).
Slice off the hard part of the pineapple flesh. Place the soft flesh in the blender and add the equivalent of twelve ounces of ice to the mix. The ice should be crushed first, to facilitate the blending of the pineapple flesh.
Add the remaining ingredients (golden rum, lime juice, sugar syrup) and blend for a few seconds.
Pour into the pineapple shell that you have prepared beforehand.
Serve the Orange Vermont in a chilled martini glass and garnish with a citrus twist — orange is ideal. Shake the ingredients and pour over ice.
88 ml dry gin
44 ml dry vermouth
44 ml fresh orange juice
2.7 ml of Angostura Bitters flavoring
Serve the Caramel Absinthe in a chilled martini glass. This cocktail must be served with a citrus twist, preferably lemon. Use a Boston shaker to mix this drink. Another variant of this recipe requires crushed ice in the martini glass prior to pouring the mixed cocktail.
44 ml of absinthe (68% proof)
11 ml of almond syrup
11 ml of Anisette liqueur
.9 ml of Angostura bitters flavoring
33 ml of water
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Aren’t your tomatoes beautiful hanging on their vines! And I’m sure they’re loving this weather. So, I have to ask. When are you going to start picking them? What exactly are you waiting for?
Sometimes, the most difficult part of growing tomatoes is harvesting them. Some people just hate to pluck them from their natural spot. Others simply aren’t sure when the “perfect” time to pluck them from the vine is.
Their fear isn’t without foundation. After all, fruit that is fully vine-ripened provides you with a fuller flavor than those that are picked early and allowed to ripen in your house somewhere.
On the other hand, if you don’t pick them soon enough, some tomatoes, especially the cherry variety, are prone to cracking.
Dip Below 60 Degrees
So what’s a novice farmer to do? For one thing, you should know that once temperatures in the day dip below 60 degrees, your fruit will refuse to ripen on the vine. So if bad comes to worse, here’s your perfect signal. It’s time to bring all the mature fruits inside.
How about other times throughout the growing season? Just how can you tell when a tomato is ready to leave the vine?
Are you selecting only one or two for your family’s meals on a daily basis? Then, you obviously want to pluck the ripest tomatoes you can find. Allow the rest to stay behind to ripen more.
What Makes A
It’s fairly easy to tell a ripe tomato. First look at the color of it. When it turns from the unripe green to its true color (usually red, but there are other colors too!), that’s your first indication that your fruit is ready.
Then check the feel of it. Tomatoes that aren’t quite ripe are rather firm; the skin is tight. On the other hand, ripe tomatoes, while firm, have a little “give” to them when you gently squeeze them.
Still in doubt? Look at your vines. Pick one you believe is ripe. Taste it. It’s not like anyone is going to charge you for this. How does it taste? If it’s not mature yet, you’ll know it right away because it lacks that explosion of flavor homegrown tomatoes have.
Maybe you picked one that’s overripe. How would you know that? These taste starchy.
Ultimately, flavor is the name of the game. So your goal is to attempt to leave the tomato on the vine for as long as you possibly can. While a tomato can change its color after you pick it, this really doesn’t affect its flavor, believe it or not.
Sometimes there’s no way around it and you absolutely must pick the fruit prior to its fully ripening. Here’s a tip. Pick the fruit and the vine. Then set the tomato in the windowsill. Make sure the stem is facing up. This avoids bruising.
When you decide to declutter your kitchen, you should also consider food and pantry items. For example, let us look at the spice rack. How many spices do you actually use, when you cook, anyway? A rack of 30 or 35 spices makes you look like an experienced cook, but I want to know who really needs all of them anyway!
Do not forget to go through your food pantry. Look at the expiration dates on all of the items. Sometimes we put items in the pantry and lose track of how long they have actually been in there. Especially if you take advantage of a great sale and buy a significant quantity of an item. You may not be able to used it all up before it expires.
Also, if you have any non-expired foods that you no longer eat, then donate the food to a local food pantry. Not only will you declutter your own pantry, but you will be helping out someone else in need.
One thing that I like to do to help organize food items is to use small plastic bins to hold various items. I buy a bunch of these bins at the dollar store and put them in the cabinets. This allows me to organize the foods by “bin.” For instance, I keep one bin container for packages of microwave popcorn. Another for seasoning mix and yet another for my hot cocoa packets.
I even have a bin container for some of my small bottles of spices and baking yeast packets. I find that I do not use that many different spices and do not really need a spice rack. You should try it. It will give your cabinets a much more clean and neater look. And it certainly makes it easier to find the item that you need quicker.
If you are like me, then you are probably tired of all the bags of snacks that are in your cabinet (Of course, that does not stop me from buying them, though). I find it helpful to pour the bagged foods into some sort of hard plastic, sealed container. I even do this with large bags of potato chips too. Along with keeping them fresh, it also help to prevents them from ending up crushed into pieces (while in the cabinet), once the bag is opened.
You can use this same tip when it comes to storing bags of anything – beans, cereal and even rice. Not only does it make your cabinet space look cleaner and more organized, it also helps to keep the food inside fresher for an extended period of time.
By the time you finish, you will notice that you have much more room in your cabinets to store necessary items. And you will actually be able to find items when you need them.
Maria is dedicated to helping people live a clutter free life. Discover strategies for getting organized and reducing clutter and stress in your life. To get more information on how to declutter your kitchen visit http://declutterprogram.com/declutter-kitchen