by Raymond Johnston Jr.
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I always like to get the bad news out of the way first so here goes. The article that you are about to read pertains to life in general and is not targeted towards internet marketing. Those that have been with me for a while are probably not too surprised. I like to write and fortunately for me, this is my ezine, so I can write about anything I choose.
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I live in a cabin in the mountains of Washington. I live within a couple of miles of the United States-Canadian border. If I stepped out my door and yelled as loud as I could, I would be heard only by the animals.
The peace that surrounds me is continuously nurtured by the amazing things I get to see and do. A couple of nights ago, there was a couple of Whitetail Deer, a Doe and a Fawn, standing in a field in front of my house. I took my camera and went out to take a few pictures.
I started walking slowly towards the field. There is an old wooden fence that surrounds the field. After spending ten or fifteen minutes inching closer, I reached the fence. At this point, the Doe was about fifty feet away and the Fawn was off playing another fifty feet or so past mom.
A couple of minutes after I reached the fence, mom got a whiff of me and started stomping her feet and making huffing noises at me. She knew something was there but she wasn’t sure what. She kept stomping and moving closer to me. She moved within about twenty feet of me and started bluffing as if she was going to charge me.
I took some very nice pictures and after watching her stomp and huff for a while, I moved to let her see what it was that she was trying to scare. She gave me an irritating glance, put her flag up and headed for the woods. They border the left side of the field where the deer were grazing.
As she disappeared into the woods, I turned and looked over where the fawn was playing. It was in it’s own little world and I realized that it had no idea that mom was even gone.
Having the devious mind that I do, I decided to sneak around to the edge of the woods where Mom went in. I figured that the Fawn would eventually wander that direction. It was quite easy to get there without being seen as there was a knoll between the woods and the field where the Fawn was playing.
I got to the edge of the woods and could not see the Fawn anymore because of the knoll. I was just thinking of sitting down and making myself a little more comfortable when the Fawn came walking up over the knoll. It was headed straight towards me.
I stood there as the Fawn walked up to within about two feet of me and started sniffing my leg. The light was starting to fade and I had turned on the flash on my camera. I figured I would get one picture and the flash would scare the Fawn away.
I wanted to make it a good one, so I waited until the Fawn stopped sniffing my leg and looked up. It was only a couple of feet away and when I snapped the picture, the Fawn reached it’s head towards the camera to check it out.
I was totally amazed. The Fawn stayed within four or five feet of me for five or ten minutes. I took ten or fifteen pictures while the Fawn just walked a circle around me. It found me to be quite the curious sort. I started thinking that it might be a friend of my sons. He has those same kind of thoughts.
I used up all of the film that I had and I started talking to the Fawn. This really sparked it’s curiosity. It started jumping at me and so I jumped right back. It thought I was quite a playmate.
I felt like I was a part of something very special. This fawn had no fear of me, it’s spirit knew nothing but peace. I felt the peace as well and as I stood there with the Fawn, I had a vision. I had a vision that everyone in the world came to visit me and my new found friend. I had a vision that the world found peace.
The Fawn and I come from worlds as different as any that we as people face, yet we found peace. May you the people, find peace as well.
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A common misconception among many people is that the news media, including newspapers, radio, and TV, is fair and objective and will report to them anything and everything that they should know about. Nothing could be further from the truth. The fact is that it takes lots of money to own a news media entity, that is to say, their owners are wealthy, and, naturally, wealthy people hire journalists and newscasters who support their interests.The interests of the wealthy include implementation and maintenance of a stable environment where they pay little or no taxes and thus get richer. For whatever reason, and perhaps rightly, aliens -intelligent beings from other planets- are and have always been perceived as the greatest threat to that stable environment. Thus, it is not surprising that the media has turned their propaganda machine against aliens. For many decades now, the public has been regularly bombarded with every quack (easily falsifiable or unprovable) theory there is about aliens, including quite a few UFO photos and abduction stories, all in an effort to fully discredit aliens. Meanwhile, genuinely strong arguments for aliens, like the Tiwanaku drawings of an aquatic creature inside a helmeted spacesuit, will never see the light of day in any media outlet.Aliens have been so heavily discredited by the media that the current outlook for them is bleak. Indeed, the situation is now so bad that a huge alien spacecraft could come to rest a few feet above the White House and it might be successfully explained away as a secret experiment to protect the president. It seems nothing can be done to convince anybody that aliens exist. Even the scientific community has been engulfed by the media blitz. Thus, no archaeologist is likely to ever express what he might think: Hey, those Tiwanaku drawing really do look like an alien, plus they explain the Nazca Lines. Such a comment might lead to the rapid termination of an archaeology career.While aliens remain public enemy number 1, they are not perceived as the only threat to low taxation rates for the rich. In my country, the United States, for example, another threat comes by way of politicians who are open to tax increases, and the media has turned their wrath against them as well. Thus, in the congressional elections of 2010, we find that the country’s elderly and poor flocked to the polls by the millions to vote for politicians that promised to privatize social security, to cut Medicare benefits and health care programs, to cut food stamps, and to reduce unemployment benefits and every other type of benefit for the less fortunate, all for the purpose of helping to pay for continued and expanded tax reductions for the country’s billionaires.I’m sure the elderly and poor of that country will tell you that they used their judgment in making their voting decisions and will never admit to being duped. The brainwashing techniques employed by the media are extremely subtle and it takes an expert to detect them. I will give you an example. In a rare (very rare) occasion that I was exposed to TV last year, I noticed that a major news network was running the following poll: Do you believe that Barrack Obama is the Antichrist? Of course, a responsible and respectable national news network has no business running a poll like that especially considering that there is no hard evidence that the Antichrist is alive in contemporary times let alone it being the duly elected president of the United States. In any case, with countless millions of Americans openly declaring their president to be the Antichrist, from where it follows that his supporters in Congress (members of his political party) are all demons, it is easy to see why the elderly and poor voted for politicians who promised to do them harm.In ancient times and later it was kings and queens versus servants, in medieval times it was feudal lords versus fiefs, in Russia it was landlords versus serfs, in American it was slave owners versus slaves, and in contemporary times it is known as rich versus poor. Thousands of years of human history have gone by but there has been no fundamental change in human inclinations to dominate and control other humans. Only contact with aliens might alter those inclinations.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Morten St. George is the author of diverse articles in the Tiwanaku Alien series and the creator of a website about Ancient Astronauts.
Jobless claims in the U.S. declined to 407,000 last week, according to the Labor Department, the lowest level since July 2008. My take: The economy is clearly improving. If the jobless claims are falling, then the unemployment rate for November 2010 will fall. (President Obama and Fed Chairman Bernanke will be happy people when those November unemployment numbers come out!)
Consumer spending in the U.S. rose in October for a fifth consecutive month according to the Commerce Department. My opinion: Ive been telling my readers to get into retail stocks. Now you see why. The chart of the Dow Jones U.S. Retail Index led the rise in consumer spending.
Also from the Commerce Department, wages had their biggest monthly gain in October since May of this year. The U.S. personal savings rate rose in October to 5.7% from 5.6%. Consumers are making marginally more money, retail sales are rising and consumers are saving more; a great three-way combination. During the real estate boom that ended in 2006, the savings rate of Americans was negative.
So, with all the good economic news continuing to flow down the pipeline, why am I bearish going into 2011? More specifically, why do I keep calling the market action since March 2009 a bear market rally, as opposed to a new bull market?
The stock market is a leading indictor. With stocks rising so aggressively in 2009, the market foresaw the positive economic and corporate news of 2010. So, what happened in 2010, with the economy getting better and corporate America returning to profitability, was no big surprise.
But going into 2011, I believe the stock market smells a rat. And that rat is higher interest rates. Quietly, almost undetected, interest rates are rising. The yield on three-month U.S. T-bills is literally up 30% in a matter of weeks. The yield on the bellwether five-year U.S. T-bill is rising steadily. Mortgage rates are rising, too.
The stock market doesnt like rising interest rates. And thats what Im concerned about going into 2011. Though it is not polite to say, as a country, we need to thank the European countries like Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain for their fiscal mismanagement.
If it were not for the euro being under so much downward pressure, our greenback would be in a free-fall, which would result in interest rates in the U.S. rising even faster than they are presently rising.
Hence, going into 2011, my biggest concern, and what I believe will be the biggest surprise for investors, are higher interest rates
which are a big negative for the stock market. And thats why we are still in a bear market rally in my opinion.
Michaels Personal Notes:
The next time you read the popular Internet financial sites or the business newspapers and see that the stock market is down because of the problems in Europe with Ireland, remember the facts:
According to the World Bank, the combined Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Greece and Ireland for 2009 was $556 billion. The GDP of the United States in 2009 was $14.256 trillion. Irelands debt woes have very little impact on the U.S. But Im sure the profits the bond traders have made shorting Irish bonds have been quite spectacular.
Where the Market Stands; Where its Headed:
Thanksgiving weekend 2010 is behind us. Black Friday is behind us. Back to work. Wall Street opens this morning with a stock market that wants to go higher. Im looking for the bear market rally in stocks that started in March 2009 to continue moving up through to the end of 2010.
Enjoy the rally in stock prices while it lasts!
What He Said:
The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 and the other major stock market indices finished yesterday with the best two-day showing since 2002. Im looking at the market rally of the past two days as a classic stock market bear trap. As the economy gets closer to contraction, 2008 will likely be a most challenging economic year for Americans. Michael Lombardi in PROFIT CONFIDENTIAL, November 29, 2007. The Dow Jones Industrial peaked at 14,279 in October 2007. A suckers rally developed in November 2007, which Michael quickly classified as bear trap for his readers. By mid November 2008, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 8,726.
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Whenever you deal with the news media, there is a primary rule that you must keep in mind at all times.
Call it Cawleys Theorem of Media Relations:
1. All journalists secretly believe they will someday win the Pulitzer Prize.
2. No journalist ever won the Pulitzer by writing nice things about American business.
Therefore: If a journalist finds out something negative about your company, expect to see it in the news.
So whats the point of this theorem?
Anytime you deal with a journalist whether in person, online, by phone, by letter, in a media kit, whatever realize you are dealing with a tiger.
The tiger may purr. The tiger may preen. The tiger may even run and jump and play. But if the tiger smells fresh meat, the tiger will feed.
No matter how friendly you become with a journalist, no matter how well an interview goes, no matter how warm and fuzzy you feel as you wait for a story to appear: Expect negatives.
The journalists job is not to make your company look good. The journalists job is to report an intriguing story that an editor will approve, an audience will read and if possible a prize committee will recognize with praise and trophies.
And nothing makes a story more intriguing than a big, fat, hairy, embarrassing negative.
Lets put it this way: The Washington Posts Bob Woodward didnt become Bob Woodward by writing nice stories. He spent the early part of his career digging up as many embarrassing stories about government agencies and private companies as he could. He cut his teeth by revealing corporate greed and government waste.
Then came Watergate, which gave Woodward the opportunity to apply all his well-honed, field-tested skills to dismantling the Nixon administration.
This is how a suburban beat reporter becomes Bob Woodward.
If a reporter tours your job site before a groundbreaking ceremony, and sees a laundry list of OSHA violations, expect the violations to appear in the story.
If a reporter visits your headquarters to profile your CEO, and happens to view a layoff order on an assistants desk, expect to see the layoff reported in the news media.
If a reporter attends a preview of your newest product, and comes across a consumer advocate who believes your product is a threat to public health, expect to see the advocates comments prominently played in the article.
The point of Cawleys Theorem is not to make you fearful of the news media. The point is to make you keenly aware that there is risk as well as reward in dealing with reporters.
You cannot control what the reporter reports. You must deal with this basic truth. Your CEO must deal with it. Your entire company culture must deal with it.
Like the rest of us, journalists are looking to advance in their careers. Theres no faster way to advance in journalism than by winning the Pulitzer.
And you win the Pulitzer with brass-knuckle reporting.
The PR Rainmaker always keeps in mind: The reporter is never your friend and is never looking out for your best interests.
Copyright 2003 by W.O. Cawley Jr.