“The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things.
We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.
Remember to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.
Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.
Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.
Remember, to say, ‘I love you’ to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.
Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
And always remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by those moments that take our breath away.”
I’m always on the lookout for an honest way to make a few dollars online. It’s really not too difficult marketing online but what is difficult is finding legitimate opportunities to market online. In fact I must spend around 8 hours per month looking at different opportunities. An opportunity that I recently came across is Better Web Builder.
Better Web Builder is marketed as an affiliate marketing system in which you can promote your MLM opportunities, affiliate programs or pretty much anything you want for free. Better Web Builder promises $100 in free marketing tools. However, when you actually look at Better Web Builder what you will find is a multi level marketing program disguised as a “free” affiliate marketing system.
Let me be clear that the company is not being totally dishonest in that a person marketing Better Web Builder can make money without investing money as you do not have to upgrade in order to make a 5% residual commission on people you refer who purchase any of their membership packages. Membership packages are Free, Bronze ($9.95 per month) Silver ($19.95 per month) and Gold ($29.95) per month. So for example, you register as a free member you would make $.50 (Bronze) $1.00 (Silver) and $1.50 respectively for each person who joins and purchase the respective packages each month that the people you refer continue to pay.
However, as you bounce around your free membership package you will find that Better Web Builder is geared towards getting a person to upgrade to a paid membership package as anything worth while comes with a monthly fee for free members. After all, why pay an additional monthly fee for certain tools when you can all those great tools with a Gold Membership for $29.95 a month?
I must give credit where credit is due and that is reserved for the income calculator which can be found in your free account and has a default setting of 3 referrals who refer 3 other 7 levels deep. This default setting will show you a monthly income of a little over $6,500 per month which equates to a little under $79,000 per year. I’m not going to get into how many people this equates to as I’ll assume you have at least a shred of intelligence and can figure it out for yourself.
Of course the best way to build your brand new web based business is by purchasing a Platinum Membership for the low cost of $249. With the Platinum Membership combined with your Gold Membership your on your way to building your very own successful on line business. Uh….what exactly is that business? It’s promoting Better Web Builder Membership packages and trying to sell those people on purchasing the Platinum Membership.
At the end of the day Better Web Builder is nothing more than a MLM company marketed as a free marketing system in which to build your very own web based business. If you disagree I say go for it but at least I can say you were warned.
I’ve been a gamer my entire life. Yeah I know I’m getting old as fuck but I love playing video games. Hell, if I manage to live another 30 or so years I’ll be a sixty something year old playing games on a Play Station 10. All I want to do is go to a video game store, buy my game and get the fuck home so I can play the game I just purchased.
Instead I have the “pleasure” of having to go to GameStop for my video game needs. Instead of simply going to the register, stating I would like purchase xyz game for the PS3 I have to be asked if I have a fucking Power Up card, if I would like to pre-order any of the soon to be released titles and interrogated about video game playing. If you’ve been to GameStop the following should be the norm.
GS -“Welcome to GameStop, how can I help you?”
ME – “I’d like to purchase XYZ for the PS3.”
GS – “Wow great game. If you like that I’m sure you would like ZXW, GRB, FFX and GR19! Would you like to pre-order any of those titles today?”
ME – “No, I just want to purchase XYZ.”
GS – “XYZ is a great basketball game. Do you enjoy playing non sports games?”
ME – “Yeah.”
GS – “Well we have a fantastic selection of pre-owned non sports games. If you like first person shooters I can suggest blah blah blah. If you like action adventure games I can suggest blah, blah.”
ME – “I know you have a selection of pre-owned games as I’m not blind and was able to see the hundreds of used games for various gaming systems as I’ve been waiting in line for 20 minutes even though there were only 5 people in front of me. I just want to purchase XYZ for the PS3 please.”
GS – “Of course sir. Do you have our membership card.”
ME – “Nope.”
GS – “With out membership card you can get more money for your trade ins, get discounts on new titles and earn rewards points that can be used to purchase games and accessories for your system of systems. In addition you get our super awesome video game magazine mailed to your home.”
ME – “I’m aware of that as each time I come in I’m told the same thing. You weren’t working here at the time as apparently GameStop must pay shit wages and work you people like slaves as every time I come in here there is a new person telling me the same exact thing you just did. I dont’ want to pre-order anything, I don’t want a membership card and I don’t want the shitty magazine that gives good ratings to all games as it’s sole purpose is to get me to come back here to buy a shitty game for $59.99 that I’ll hate so I can trade it back in a day later for $25 so this store can sell it some other pissed off gamer for $50! Can I please just buy XYZ for the PS3!?”
GS – “Sure. Would you like to purchase insurance for $3. In the event your game stops gets scratched and no longer works we’ll replace it at no charge.”
ME – “Listen, I’m not 5 and I don’t scratch my games.”
GS – “We have a used copy of XYZ for the PS3 so instead of paying $52 you can pay $45. Would you like a used copy?”
Me – “No as I don’t trust the eye test that you game advisers use when a person trades in a game. I’d rather buy a new copy.”
GS – “A used copy is just as good and you can save money.”
Me – “I know I can save money but like I said I would like a new copy!”
GS – “Okay sir that will be $52.”
ME – “Here you go.”
GS – “Thank you for your purchase and thank you for coming in today. See you next time.”
ME – “You’re welcome.”
Yes I know I can buy video games at stores other than GameStop but there not video game stores as I don’t have the desire to go into Best Buy, Walmart or Toys R Us and try to track down a person only to find out that the game I want is not in stock. All I want to is to go into a video game store buy my game and go home. Unfortunately, GameStop has, for the most part, monopolized the video game store industry so I have no choice but to go to them to buy my games. Yes, they get my business and will continue to get my business for that reason but it doesn’t change the fact that I FUCKING HATE GAME STOP. As such, FUCK GAMESTOP!!!!
Ok, the secret is out. I love the WWE. When I was a kid my best friend and I would go to the local video store and watch hours upon hours of WWF wrestling tapes. I tuned out for a while, started watching when Rocky Maivia became the Rock and tuned out again until my kid starting watching a few years ago.
One thing that is driving me absolutely crazy about the WWE these days is that Dolph Ziggler is nothing more than a jobber. As far as I’m concerned the gimmick that was going with Ziggler, AJ Lee and Big E. Langston was great, reminded me a bit of the begging of Degeneration X with Michaels, Triple H and Chyna.
This was a guy who won Money in the Bank and cashed it in against Alberto Del Rio for the WWE Heavyweight Championship. The pop that Ziggler received when his music hit and the pop he received when he hit Del Rio with the Zig Zag was the loudest I’ve heard a WWE crowd in a long time. Ziggler gets the pop of the year, becomes the WWE Heavyweight Champion only to lose it back to Del Rio at the very next pay per view?
Since that time Ziggler has been getting whooped in the ring by guys like Del Rio and Big E. Langston. Around a month ago Ziggler had a match against then WWE Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel. At the start of the match I thought that at minimum WWE had learned from the error of their ways and were about to allow Ziggler to embark and a long Intercontinental reign. I was wrong as Axel beat Ziggler straight up! The very next week Big E. Langston destroys Axel to become the new WWE Intercontinental Champion!?
So what we have here in the WWE in the case of Dolph Ziggler is one of the most talented wrestlers on the roster being used as a whooping boy for less talented wrestlers on the roster! Sure, the guy speaks his mind and says things during non WWE interviews that he probably shouldn’t say but how he loses week after week when the WWE Universe is 100% behind him and invested boggles my mind.
Why won’t the WWE blow this guy up? Ziggler has more than paid his dues in the ring, is one of the most athletic performers on the roster, is the best seller in the ring and has a great gimmick yet he’s being booked on bullshit WWE shows and has fallen so low on the card that he had a pre-match to one of the last pay per views! Is the WWE punishing him for being honest?
WTF? Randy Orton gets suspended twice, once for failing a drug test and once for steroids yet he’s had 2 WWE Championship reigns in the last few months. John Cena loses the WWE title to Daniel Bryan, goes out with an injury, wins the WWE Heavyweight Championship in his very first match back and is now having a match against Orton to unify the title? Yeah I get it, the WWE is about making money but how does a guy like Ziggler prove that he can sell merchandise and put ass in the seats if he isn’t given an opportunity to show what he can do. Sorry, a month as WWE Heavyweight Champion wasn’t going to accomplish the mission.
Ziggler at 33 years of age is not getting any younger. Maybe he needs a gimmick change? Maybe he needs a CM Punk moment where he’s allowed to grab the microphone and air his frustrations. Either way the WWE Universe wants Ziggler to stop being used as a jobber and for him to become one of the top level talents on the roster. Why won’t the WWE give us what we want?
As a die hard Yankees fan I tried to take the high road when Cano bolted for Seattle for 10 years and $240,000,000. However, after watching his interview on ESPN where he says he was disrespected by the Yankees offer of 7 years for $175,000,000 I had no other thought than FUCK YOU ROBISON CANO!
Listen up asshole! You made $15,000,000 last year yet you only pay $600 a month in child support yet have the nerve to talk about respect! You could have become the face of the franchise and the next Yankees legend but now you’ll forever be known as a greedy, money hungry asshole who took a payday over a possible place in history as one of the Yankees best players of all time. You won’t have your number retired and you’re career is going to go to shit in Seattle.
There’s a big difference between hitting between Jeter and Tex and whoever the fuck you’ll be hitting between in the Yellowstone like dimensions of Safeco Field. You’re contract will go down as one of the worst in baseball history and will hopefully put an end to these fucking ridiculous contracts that are being handed out like candy.
You would have been overpaid with the Yankees to begin with! You’re not a $25,000,000 a year player yet that’s what the Yankees were willing to pay you yet you felt disrespected and have the balls to say they didn’t try hard enough to keep you? You are out of your fucking mind. Fuck you’re 9 year average is .309 24 97 yet the Yankees offer of $25 million for the next 7 years is a sign of disrespect? Fuck you!!
I can’t wait until you take you stupid fucking ass into the Bronx in April. I don’t want to see a fucking tear in your eyes or a frown on your traitor face either. You’re going to have 54,000 plus Yankees fans boo the ever living fuck out of you and you will deserve every waking moment of it. We put up with your non hustling ass for 9 years and lived with your shitty post season performances because you were a homegrown Yankee and one of our own. At least you can enjoy your money in Seattle when Mariners fan turn on your ass for the 15 homes and 80 rbi’s you’re going to give them next year.
While I’m at it, FUCK YOU JAY Z! You make a Yankees hat more famous than a Yankee can?!!! No you don’t and you can’t you ignorant fuck. You’re supposed to be a Yankees fan yet demanded a 10 year $300,000,000 deal from the Yankees and then lower your asking price to 10 years $250,000,000. Your the asshole who orchestrated this fiasco and Cano fucked himself as soon as he fired Boras for your dumb ass. A smart agent, like Boras, knows that the most money that could be made was a the centerpiece of the Yankees for the next 7 years not putting your player in a position to fail. I hope this contract prevents every fucking mlb team to refuse to negotiate with any of your clients so you can go back to making a living making shitty rap albums you fucking bumb.
FUCK YOU JAY-Z and SUPER FUCK YOU TO ROBINSON CANO!!!!!!!!!!!!
As a Yankees fan I wanted Robinson Cano back in pinstripes. The Yankees made more than a fair offer but Cano is all about the money and is taking his baseball talents to Seattle for $240,000 million over 10 years! Yes, the Yankees spend money like it’s going out of style but there is no way Robinson Cano is worth that contract.
Back in 2008 the Yankees extended Cano’s contract and were rewarded with a .271 batting average, 14 homers and 72 rbi’s. Robbie was the best player on the Yankees last year yet attendance and television ratings dropped. He is a good player but is no way near the contract he just signed. Why?
Robinson Cano – 9 Years in MLB
Never won the MVP award and only finished in the top 3 once!
Has hit 30 homers once with 33 in 2012!
Has driven in 100 runs 3 times over 9 years!
Had 200 hits or more in a season twice!
Has never stolen more than 8 bases in a season!
2 Gold Glove awards!
.222 career postseason batting average!
1 World Series trophy in 2009 in which he hit a whopping .136!
I’ve watched his entire career and although he is a good hitter and plays good defense he does not play hard! One thing that Mariners fan can look forward to is Cano jogging to 1st base on ground balls regardless of where the ball is hit. Watching him run out a pop fly is done so poorly that my kid could probably beat him to 1st base running backwards.
Yankee Stadium is one of the best hitting ball parks in MLB which is not the case with Safeco Field….the park where homers go to die. For the people who thought the Pujols, ARod and Hamilton contracts were bad, just wait and how Cano’s contract will be talked about 3 years from now. There is no doubt that he is a good player but has never come close to putting a season together like the above mentioned players have.
The Yankees are a better team with him than without him but the bottom line is that Cano is not a difference maker. Robinson Cano wants to build his brand but just shot his legacy to hell. He could have signed with the Yankees for 7 more years for close to $200,000 million, become the face of the franchise once Jeter retires, could have looked forward to having his number retired and hanging in monument park while continuing to play in the biggest media market in the country. Instead, Cano goes to the Mariners for the money and can look forward to regional car dealership commercials.
“Whadya Know Robbie Cano?” He’s a dumb ass! Good riddance!