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You wiil be Surprised!

You would be surprise how some people make money. I thought that that is was strange when first I read about it but apparently it is true – honest. It seems that in my desire to teach my kids about how money and the world works – in my attempt to teach them that success ( financially speaking ) can be achieved in many different ways, I run into more and more – simply put: weird stories.

Imagine if you will: your child tells you that they can do something or that they are average. So you try to teach them with real world experiences of how people can be successful in life and it can be done by being different. That life is not a cookie cutter mold but that everyone is an individual and yes even the craziest ideas can make you rich.

Now I say "Rich" because after all – who doesn’t want to be rich. Oh stop lying ( I can already hear some of you saying “I don’t want to be rich” ). Even people who say they don’t want to be rich want to be rich. How do I know? It’s simple, offer someone who says they do not want to be rich a million dollars and watch them gleefully accept it. Sure they will give you the old song and dance that it’s so that can do good in the world but in truth whether you want it for selfish or honorable deeds – you still want it.

But back to my point: How do I teach my kids that success is not hard, that they shouldn’t give up and they should not so easily give up especially on an idea others may say is insane or crazy: by giving them the ridicules but honest true stories of successful people who did what most would consider crazy.

I thought it was crazy when I read about the man who made a million dollars by selling – wait for it: The Pet Rock. That’s right, the man comes up with the idea in a bar and in six months made over a million dollars. Now of course it was a fad and it only lasted about six months but none the less he made a fortune with that crazy idea. But if you think that is crazy, wait until you read about the woman who makes a living selling – wait for it: Diapers for chickens?
Don’t laugh it’s true – I’ve even visited her website which is still up and live ( as of 4-30-13 ). Read all about it below.

Chicken Diapers Pay Off
When Americans went crazy over pet chickens, one entrepreneur seized the inevitable opportunity.
BY S. Irene Virbila|October 20, 2010

Entrepreneur: Ruth Haldeman, analytical chemist and founder of ChickenDiapers.com of Hot Springs, Ark., maker of bespoke avian underwear.

What possessed her: Haldeman moved to rural Hot Springs in 2002 and promptly took in a couple of orphan chicks. She soon discovered chickens poop--a lot. In the interest of keeping her house relatively clean, Haldeman broke out her sewing machine and designed a roomy cloth diaper with a disposable liner. As time went on, she made them in several sizes. Chickens, it seems, outgrow their diapers.

Startup: Basically, no costs. The first diapers were made from fabric scraps. When orders started pouring in, Haldeman ordered a few bolts of cotton blend and tricot, and built a website where a small, hand-sewn diaper sells for $9 ($14 for big birds).

Payoff: Haldeman inspired a flock of imitators, and for competitive reasons will not disclose revenue. "My little venture took on a life of its own and dragged me willy-nilly into it."

Why this is serious business: America is having a chicken moment. The ranks of pet-chicken owners are swelling (to more than 60,000--up from 35,000 just a year ago, according to BackYardChickens.com). The diapers let owners spend quality time with their birds without having to deal with major stain removal afterward.

Customers: Chicken fanciers from across the U.S., plus Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K. Most order a couple of diapers at a time, though one woman ordered 20 in various colors ("She had just two birds and spoiled them rotten," Haldeman says). Since birds come in all sizes and shapes, owners should measure the bird carefully before placing an order. Birds old enough to have stiff tail feathers can wear a diaper, but Japanese bantams require low-rider diapers.

"Aha" moment: Posting the pattern on Yahoo!'s "House Chickens" forum. It caused a stir, but most chicken fanciers didn't want to sew one--they just wanted to buy one.

2011 and beyond: Haldeman is looking to hire extra help. Right now she can't keep up with the

Summer Job,Testing Water Slides

Best Summer Job Ever, Spends Six Months Traveling World Testing Water Slides!

Ok, I thought after learning that a 24 year old guy makes $400K a year playing video games - that I had heard it all, but this, this takes the cake. This guy is going to be paid a large sum of money yearly to ride waterslides. Yes you heard me correctly. He will be paid to travel the world, all expenses paid for, staying in extravagant hotels as you what - wake up, head out to the park and ride waterslides............

Who is this wonderfully lucky guy? His name is Seb Smith.

Smith is a student from the U.K. and he has just landed the best summer job ever, as he gets to travel the world and test water slides for $34,000 a year.

best summer job seb smithSeb Smith, 22, competed against 2,000 other applicants to get a job with holiday company First Choice.

Now he is going to spend his summers traveling the world, for free, on top of getting paid for his 'hard' work. The company has locations in many exotic locations, including Egypt, Turkey, and Ibiza.

Smith is studying technology at the University of Leeds. He is looking forward to taking a break from school to stay at 20 Splash World resorts over a six-month period.

"I'm absolutely over the moon to be chosen as the new slide tester - and can't wait to get started in my new job," he said. "I can't believe I'll be traveling the world judging slides based on the biggest splash and adrenaline factor."

"It's going to be amazing and I'm really looking forward to being part of the team and to sharing my experiences with holidaymakers via Twitter and Facebook."

He was chosen for the job after competing against five other finalists at the five-star Iberotel Makadi Saraya hotel in Hurghada, Egypt.

"We were impressed by his enthusiasm and skills at every stage of our search and at the final it was clear that we'd found the ideal person for the role of slide tester," Luke Gaskins, head of Holiday Innovation at First Choice, said.

"Seb is going to be a key part of the team who will help us to give our Splash World customers the best all inclusive water park experience possible and we can't wait for him to get sliding."

They hired him when their last water slide tester, Tommy Lynch, 33, retired after four years with the company.

Candidates for the job were required to be "fun-loving, passionate and enthusiastic as well as mad about watermarks."

They were also told they must be "willing to travel" and "happy to get wet at work."

Sources: Daily Mail, CNN

Savings cap in President Obama's Budget

The white house can tell me how much money I am allowed to save?

According to advance reports, the administration's budget due out on Wednesday will propose a cap limiting the amount of annual return a retirement account can create to $205,000. If that proposal were enacted today, that would mean retirement accounts would be limited to $3 million in assets. The White House estimates that caps on the tax-preferred accounts would generate $9 billion over 10 years.
 
"Under current rules, some wealthy individuals are able to accumulate many millions of dollars in these accounts, substantially more than is needed to fund reasonable levels of retirement saving," the White House told Politico last week.

Say what?

Let me get this straight - not that I currently have grand dreams of being able to save $3 million dollars, but who the hell gave the government, the white house or the President the right to decide how much an American tax paying legal citizen is allowed to save for retirment? Who the hell do they think they are? I know - they are going after the rich people, those disgusting dirt bags, the rich deserve it right? No, they are going after the rights and freedoms of American citizens and if that is not good enough for you - they are going after you and your childrens rights.

I worked with seniors on assembly lines, average American joes just like me and you who worked hard all thier lives and saved as much as they could and had some of these million to three million or more IRA accounts - do you really think they are only going after the super rich? How blind has the American people become?

An analysis by Forbes finds that a 20-year old saving for retirement would need to amass a $9.97 million portfolio to fund just a $60,000 lifestyle by age 65. What’s more, writes David John Marotta of Forbes, $3 million today represents just $500,000 in 1970s dollars.

So under the guise of "getting the rich" and making more money for the government - because after all that's what it is all about, not savings, not budget cuts, not controlling government waste - but getting more money into the governments coffers, the government wants to create plans to tell you, order you, control how much money you can save in these accounts. Interesting though that these does not in no way shape or form effect the lifetime retirment plans the President or congress has for themselves.

So if I am miidle class or poor why should I be upset? For one reason, the middle class can and some do save up large amounts of retirment savings because of the very way the IRA's are structured (it's not only the rich). Secondly, don't you find it odd that in a country that promotes freedom, the protection of civil rights, a contry that celebrates the protection of it's people - the government is adding, or trying to add one more rule, law that does just the opposite of what America, a free America stands for.

But no worries, it's just me. I'm sorry if I believe that my country is asking too much of me, I should not worry when they try to make laws that tell me how much I should save, after all it's not like their trying to control my every move?

First I heard the president wants to ignore the constitution - our highest law of the land to make something completly new from strach to deal with terrorist threats so we can indifinitly incarcerate people who may be threats but have not committed a crime yet - no biggy he is only trying to protect us right. But now he wants to tell you how much people can save in order to make the rich pay and increase government revenue. God bless America.
 

How to invent or have a great idea - Quirky

Do you want to invent or have a great idea for an invention and need help getting it done?

That's the challenged I am faced with when I talked to young people about their future - it's always: I don't have the money, I don't have the knowhow or the skills - You need to know the right people to be able to even get started. Well - what if I told you that you can have all that, what excuse will you give me then?

The possibilities are endless and our youth, the children of this generation have it all - it still takes a bit of effort and some luck, but they have so much potential and so many more opportunities compared to the previous generation.

In the past, becoming an "inventor" had been a very hard endeavor to succeed in. The complexities relating to financing, engineering, distribution, and all the legalities have stood in the way of brilliant people bringing their great ideas to life and to market.

But as they say "the times are a changing", and a company called Quirky has rapidly changed the way the world thinks about product development.

Quirky has endeavored to bring at least three brand new consumer products to market each week, by enabling a fluid conversation between a global community and Quirky's expert product design staff.
"The world influences our business in real-time, and we share our revenue directly with the people who helped us make successful decisions."


Ben Kaufman is the 24-year-old chief executive of Quirky, a consumer products company. Designers, lawyers, finance officers, and engineers come together in one room to take user-generated invention ideas submitted online and turn them into two new products a week at Quirky's lower Manhattan headquarters.

Ben Kaufman was on the subway in New York City in 2005 when he had his light-bulb moment. He saw a girl--a stranger--sporting a pair of headphones he designed at mophie, the iPod accessories company he founded the day he graduated from high school.
"I saw something I invented out in the world, and it was the best feeling," Kaufman says. "That's when I realized I needed to help more people experience that."

Four years later, Kaufman launched Quirky, an online consumer products company with a social development twist: products for the people, created and designed by the people.

"We're making invention accessible," Kaufman says during a whirlwind tour of Quirky's offices, which occupy the third floor of a building in SoHo, one of New York City's busiest retail corridors. "Ninety-nine percent of people are armchair inventors. They have great product ideas, but most don't have the time or money or expertise to make them happen."
The goal at Quirky is to change that, and ultimately become the global, go-to brand for everyone who's ever dreamed of becoming an inventor.

The opportunity is available and endless. Today's generation of children and teens have the opportunity to do so much more in life. I hope that unlike me - they open their eyes soon enough to take advantage of it.

3 Gifted and Talented Children who invent

Three very gifted and talented children who have created some interesting inventions! I always get a kick out of reading some of these stories because it’s proof that children are far more capable than what we think. With the right motivation and help – the future is an open road of possibilities.

K-K Gregory

has also sought to make life a little more pleasant. At the ripe age of ten, she invented Wristies¨ to keep freezing snow out of her coat sleeves. K-K's Wristies can be worn under mittens or gloves. Fingers are free and cuffs stay dry. Her samples were such a hit with her Girl Scout Troop that she brought her design to a patent attorney. The result? Nine years in business and going strong.
 

Kelly Reinhart

was another kid in need of practical solutions. She designed Thigh Packs at age six. The Thigh Pack is a holster for carrying kid's necessities, like portable video games. By age nine, she was chairperson of TPak International, a company with nearly $1 million in orders. Improvements and patenting followed. Plans have been discussed with Pentagon officials to see if the packs could be used by the military.


Kavita Shukla

had two patents (Smart Lid and Fenugreek-treated paper) and a company of her own by the time she finished high school. At 13, she invented a lab safety device for bottles containing hazardous material. She patented her "Smart Lid," which is still used. Shortly afterwards, Kavita accidentally drank contaminated water on a trip to India to visit her grandmother. Her grandmother's home remedy made from fenugreek seeds prevented Shukla from getting ill. The seeds that saved her inspired Kavita to develop packaging paper treated with fenugreek. The paper's purpose? To preserve and protect food. She is the cofounder and CEO of SAFEH2O

Get help: How to get invention started

Gifted and Talented: Krysta Morlan - inventions


Here is a story about a girl with cerebral palsy not only created one invention but two and has been very successful with her inventions despite her difficulties with her health.

“Growing up with cerebral palsy made me a stronger person and very determined to succeed. Inventing has given me confidence and a way to help myself as well as others.”
- Krysta Morlan

Krysta Morlan's
Krysta’s experience with her own cerebral palsy pushed her to invent the portable Cast Cooler in tenth grade. Several surgeries had left Krysta trapped in hot, uncomfortable casts. Krysta's solution: the Cast Cooler, a battery-powered machine that funnels cool air into a cast via a plastic tube.

And, she has already developed a second invention, although Krysta has yet to even graduate high school. Prompted by months of tedious physical therapy in a swimming pool, Krysta created the Waterbike. It is semi-submerged, fin-powered, and has a rudder for steering. This idea definitely didn't sink since the bike can be used for therapy or fun.

Morlan's waterbike was featured in "National Geographic World" in May 2000 and Morlan herself was listed in "ID Magazine" that year as one of the "Fresh Forty" designers under the age of 30. She has served as a role model for teens, especially those with physical disabilities, for the past several years and has written articles for the online magazine "Beyond All Barriers" on Disability Central's ActivTeen Web site. "I've really enjoyed talking with young people about my love for science and inventing," she said. "It's great to hear the excitement in their voice about inventing and know that I played a small part in putting it there."

Morlan has always loved science and hopes to pursue studies in adaptive technology as well as genetics in college. She has attended UC Davis and will soon attend Solano Community College, but she has yet to determine a major. She is especially interested in the possibility of helping to find cures for people with genetic disorders.

Read also about: gifted and talented 13 yr old who made 7 million in 3 years

13 yr old makes 7 million - money for children

A 13 year old Child makes millions in 3 years, now that is the way to go. We have to teach our children that life is hard, challenges are difficult to overcome but the possibilities are endless.

Richie Stachowski

Richie was both a corporate founder and a president by age 13. His product, Water Talkies,™ reaps about a half-million annually. At age eleven, Richie was snorkeling on a Hawaiian vacation. Frustrated that he couldn't communicate with his dad about undersea discoveries, he came home and designed an underwater megaphone. He used the internet for research, his home pool as a test lab, and $267 of his savings for startup capital. Richie's company, Short Stack, LLC, negotiated with major retail chains to carry his product. Water Talkies™ were a hit in the summer of 1997 and have kept people communicating underwater ever since. Who says vacations can't lead to great ideas.

Richie had plans to sell his company from the beginning so it came as no surprise when he agreed to sell Short Stack three years later. Skipping a grade seven history exam, Richie and his parents signed a deal with Wild Planet Toys of San Francisco. Short Stacks had been bought for seven million dollars - definitely worth skipping an exam for.

The biggest obstacle most people face, not children alone, is the lack of money. Now I still believe that money should not be an obstacle – you can save, you can work towards raising the funds you need to get an idea from the “imagination” stage to the down on paper and in the works stage. But the question, or excuse most people give when avoiding making their dreams come true is: I don’t have the money.

So to combat that reasoning, obstacle or excuse – I would like you to think of Crowdfunding.
Crowd funding is: the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their money, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations. Crowdfunding is used in support of a wide variety of activities, including disaster relief, citizen journalism, and support of artists by fans, political campaigns, startup company funding, motion picture promotion, free software development, inventions development, scientific research, and civic projects.
One of the crowdfunding sites you may consider (of which I have no affiliation with) is GoFundMe.

GoFundMe Overview
Launched in May 2010 and based in San Diego, CA, GoFundMe has quickly become the #1 crowdfunding website in the world for personal causes and life-events. Hundreds of thousands of people have raised tens of millions of dollars for the things that matter to them most. GoFundMe users can choose to create a) Personal Donation Campaigns, b) Charity Fundraising Campaigns or c) All-or-Nothing Crowdfunding Campaigns.
The service operates in the U.S., Canada, Australia, The U.K. and in E.U. countries that use the Euro as their currency. Having received no outside capital or investment, GoFundMe answers only to its users! GoFundMe charges a 5% fee on all transactions. Unlike other sites, we do not increase our fee on campaigns that fail to reach their goal.

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Also read about: Child inventor: Jacob Dunnack


Successful child inventor: Jacob Dunnack

Successful Child inventor story

Jacob Dunnack

developed the JD Batball at age six. Jacob was frustrated when he'd remembered his bat but forgotten his ball during a visit to his grandmother's home. To prevent future mishaps, Jacob came up with the idea for a plastic baseball bat with a removable cap for storing balls. Jacob and his parents went to a designer to submit the idea to Toys "R" Us. The toy megastore liked Jacob's idea so much they started carrying the product. Now, that's one idea that definitely turned into a grand slam.

What makes Jacob's story even more special is that he was born with a congenital heart defect (two major arteries were crisscrossed). He suffered a stroke during an operation when he was just a baby, and the doctors thought would leave him blind and paralyzed. But Jacob proved them wrong! Though he has limited vision and limited use of his right arm, that hasn't stopped Jacob from living a normal life...and being one of the few kids who has actually gotten his invention on toy store shelves! The Batball is a patent pending product. Invented in 2000 by 6-year-old Jacob Dunnack.

You make be quick to judge and to come up with some quick "negative" responses like: I don't have money. I don't have access to people in the know. I am too young. Or something to that effect - but here is a tip for you.

Crowd-fund your invention

As recently as a few years ago, inventors required bankers or venture capitalists to realize their ideas and move them to the marketplace. Now, crowd-funding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo allow anyone to raise money from friends and strangers who want little more than to help bring an idea to life. Of the more than 30,000 projects successfully funded on Kickstarter since its 2009 launch, the vast majority have been the work of individuals, not companies, says a Kickstarter representative. One recent project sought $250,000 to mass-produce "Impossible Instant Lab," a cool gadget that turns your digital iPhone pictures into Polaroid analog photos. Users set their phone screen onto a cradle atop the lab and press a button. The lab then spits out a picture. Contributors who pledged $149 or more received, at minimum, a discount on a limited edition Lab with free film. The largest supporters received additional freebies.

To participate on Kickstarter, you simply create an online account; write a brief description of your vision (in a few cases, like technology projects, Kickstarter requires a working prototype); decide what goodies to offer donors in exchange for their financial contributions; and designate a total dollar target. The site usually emails you within two days to let you know whether your project has met Kickstarter guidelines -- which include fitting into a category such as art, publishing, games, music, film and technology -- and has been accepted. You receive money only if you reach your goal within the specified time period, which can be from one to 60 days. Kickstarter deducts a 5% fee, but only if you hit your target. Several projects have raised more than a million dollars, but the company says the average is about $5,000. And, for many people, that can be the difference between getting their product to market and leaving the idea in a desk drawer.

Also read: 13 yr old makes 7 million - kids make money

Amazing Pictures from Skywalking heights

Amazing photos, pictures from skywalking.
Personally, I climbed a three story beam structure when I was a kid on a dare. When I finally got to the top I realized something very important - I hates heights. Trust me it was a slow descent to the ground.

Skywalking is a new trend, especially in Russia, and young people are scaling structures around the country to get the ultimate picture.

Would you do this?

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How One Child Changed the World


How One Child Changed the World

Ryan's Story

My story is really very simple. One day in January 1998, I was sitting in my Grade One classroom. My teacher, Mrs. Prest, explained that people were sick and some were even dying because they didn’t have clean water. She told us that some people walked for hours in Africa and sometimes it was just to get dirty water.

All I had to do was take 10 steps from my classroom to get to the drinking fountain and I had clean water. Before that day in school, I figured everyone lived like me. When I found out this wasn't the case, I decided I had to do something about it. So, I went home and begged my mom and dad to help. After a few days, they told me I could do extra chores to earn the $70 I thought would build a well. I thought that's all it would take to solve the world's water problem. I worked for four months to earn my first $70. Then I learned that it was actually going to cost $2,000 to build a well in a place like Uganda. I also learned that the problem was way bigger than I realized.

I started speaking to service clubs, school classes, to anyone who would listen to my story so that I could raise money for my first well at Angolo Primary School in Uganda. That’s how my little Grade One project became the Ryan’s Well Foundation.
I am now a fourth year student at the University of King’s College in Halifax on the east coast of Canada. I am studying international development and political science but remain involved with the Foundation as a speaker and Board member. I speak around the world on water issues and on the importance of making a difference no matter who you are or how old you are.
My work would not happen without the support of my family and friends. My Ugandan pen pal, Jimmy Akana, who I met on my first trip to Uganda, is now a member of our family. Jimmy is an inspiration because he works hard and has a positive outlook. He always has a great big smile.

My advice to anyone is that in order to make a positive change in the world, you need to find something you are passionate about and then you need to take steps to act. For me, the issue is water and sanitation.
Water is essential to all life. I hope my story is a reminder that we can all make a difference - it applies to each and every one of us.

Ryans website   Please continue to give and tell others.

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Ok, you just have to admit that this is funny. I couldn't help it, after all who doesn't love cute funny animal pictures.

I know I do.



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Building successful children to change the world

Greed is good – not so. But we all live with desire, want and the "pursuit of happiness".

Yes, you are correct, money doesn’t make you happy. Yes money can cause more problems and money has a way of affecting people in strange ways. But I like what Oprah Winfrey said “What material success does is provide you with the ability to concentrate on other things that really matter. And that is being able to make a difference, not only in your own life, but in other people's lives.”

I wrote a book in order to motivate, inspire and yes to entice my children to learn, to seek knowledge, to strive for excellence and success. The title throws people off – they think that the book is about money, about greed and about creating little CEO’s. When in fact it’s about instilling in their minds the tools they need to achieve success – success in whatever form they choose.

The book was written for children, not mom and dad. It was written in a simple format and straight to the point – what child wants to read a 300 page book about success? You might be able to get a ten year old to read a 300 page harry potter book, but this is not fantasy – this is reality. Children normally view things in two ways: anything that is entertaining, I can do for hours. Anything that is intended to teach me something; that requires me to learn, well I’ll see what I can do.

The goal of the book is directed towards trying to pique the interest of the child, to motivate them to awaken a desire for success – a difficult task in a straight forward simple way. A success they may believe is off in the distant future.

Greed, it’s not good – no one said it is. But desire, want, a need – it can be confused with greed. A desire for excellence, a desire to achieve, to strive to be better: to make something better for yourself or for others. That is what the book is about. To try and teach a child that your age is not a hindrance for success because if a nine year old girl can convert and idea into a million dollar business – so can you.

How to you get a child to understand that failure is not a loss, to keep the faith, to struggle and to never give up? You tell them about Colonel Sanders from Kentucky Fried Chicken, who failed and was rejected 1009 times before he was able to sell his “secret recipe” that made him a success.

Why is it important to teach children to desire success? You teach them to desire success in order to motivate them to learn. What parent doesn’t want their child to do well in school, to be successful in life? But the foundation of that success is built today, now while they are still young. We want them to succeed, and to succeed they need some basic understandings. They need these tools: Knowledge, the desire to seek knowledge, to work as a team, to learn from mistakes, how to avoid mistakes through planning and strategy. The fortitude to continue forward even when everything is inside of you is telling you to give up. To understand that they have worth and are so much more capable than what people give them credit for.

Why teach a child all these tools: so they can create change. They can create change in their lives, the lives of their families, to change the world if need be.

Can a child change the world? Why not ask Ryan Hreljac who at seven years old decided he was going to do just that. Ryan learned of the great need for clean and safe water in developing countries in his 1st grade class. With the support of friends, family and the community, Ryan raised enough money to build a well in Africa. In 1999, at age seven, Ryan's first well was built at Angolo Primary School in northern Uganda. Although Ryan started raising money for water projects in 1998, the Foundation was not formed until 2001. Since then, Ryan’s Well has helped build over 740 water projects and 990 latrines bringing safe water and improved sanitation to over 789,900 people.

So what is success, or the reason why we need to teach our children to desire more, to achieve more, to seek to do more? So they can act, so they do, so they can affect change that’s why. Ryan is not the only young child who changed the world; there is also the story of a 10 yr old girl who achieved great success.

In November, 1995, 10-year-old Aubyn Burnside learned the average child in foster care moves three to four times and traditionally carries his/her personal belongings from home to home in black garbage bags. She thought it was horrible that the children had nothing to carry their things in as they moved from place to place. Aubyn founded Suitcases For Kids in an effort to provide all 300 Catawba County foster children with suitcases. She asked 4-Hers and Boy and Girl Scouts to help her. A member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, she asked her own congregation as well as other churches to publish notices in their bulletins. She spoke to numerous Sunday School classes and put up posters at libraries, grocery stores and community buildings.

The initial delivery of suitcases was 175 to Catawba County Department of Social Services in March, 1996. Suitcases for kids is now in all 50 states and in Canada, this one little girl with the desire to affect changed, achieved success because she had a drive, an understanding that things do not happen overnight. She knew that she couldn’t do it alone and she would not take no for answer.

My book: for Children how to become Rich Successful & do well in school – read it, read it to your child. You will see that it is more than just about money; it’s about motivating your child to excel in life.

Scientists admit: Extinct turtle never existed in the first place


This is what I love about science… I should say scientist. They act like they know it all – no one can say they are wrong because oh God forbid, they are never wrong. Funny I should mention God, since most scientists don’t believe in God.
I say this because I find it funny that a scientist can find a small broken piece of bone and tell you what animal it is, how many years it has been dead and what color skin or fur it even has. In fact they can even tell you what the animal ate for lunch the day it died 1 million years ago. And they tell you all this with a straight face – and don’t question them, because they would call you a fool. But sometimes, sometimes it slips out that scientist are, well – human. They make mistakes, they don’t know it all and yeah – they’re not God.

Extinct turtle never existed in the first place, scientists admit
It’s like the government telling you that Oswald really didn’t act alone, or that Martians actually landed at Roswell, or, well, just brace yourself. You know that Seychelles freshwater turtle that scientists have been saying was extinct all these years? Now they’re saying it never existed. In the journal PloS One, Austrian and German scientists claim genetic comparisons revealed the turtle to be the same as a West African variety, and that three dried museum specimens were wrongly labeled. Can you beat that? Despite searches, no live specimens were ever found, so the turtle that didn’t exist was declared extinct in 2003. So, for turtle lovers, it’s a happy day. Sort of.

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No welfare with bad grades - What the Hell

What the Hell! Cut welfare assistance to families who‘s children fail a grade???

Look, I am no fan of the welfare system or the many social programs that were intended to help people in real need but have been converted into systems that drive people to be dependent on the government. Yes, I said it and I can. Why? Because I grew up in the system – that’s why!

This is a perfect example of what I mean.

welfare yuthink for grades"Some lawmakers in Tennessee think they have the answer to helping poor students who are struggling in school: Reduce welfare payments to their families."

Families' welfare could get cut if kids flunk
Article by: Aimee Picchi

So you mean to tell me that the answer to getting better grades is to cut funding from the very people government says is so desperately in need of help – that they have to raise taxes on the rich because poor people are struggling. So even though they need this "assistance" badly – let’s play with their money and cut their funds in order to control them – I mean motivate them to have better grades.

Who the hell comes up with these stupid Ideas?

Let me get this off my chest first; motivating children to learn, to strive for more, a better life requires two things: 1. a parent that is willing to instill this into their Childs mind 2. The child must want to, must desire on its own to seek a better life and to understand that knowledge (learning) is important in every stage of life. Without these two things it can’t be done. I have read of how children in impoverished communities and struggling poor parents have become successful and even millionaires - not because of some hand out, but because they desired to achieve more.

Yet here comes the government who spent the last election cycle saying things like – the government should do more to protect its citizens, especially those who have been treated unfairly.

So tell me what is your plan? Oh, to take money out of the hands of poor needy families in hopes of forcing them to do what we think is right. No really, that is what the answer is, that is what one senator said basically.

"It’s really just something to try to get parents involved with their kids," Sen. Stacey Campfield, who sponsored the legislation, told the Tennessean newspaper. "We have to do something."

welfare grades taxesAgain, the answer is to take money away you say they desperately need in order for them to do what you want them to. Hmmm, sounds a lot like control to me? But hey, forget about teaching children to strive for perfection, to dream and to put forth effort, sacrifice – you know, that thing we call work. Success is not measure by how much you have, but by how much you overcome – but not in our society. We have resigned ourselves to getting people hooked on everything from welfare, google, to cell phones and what not because we have to have it easy – no one should struggle and suffer. But then when they, the people rely on the system, the system starts to try and control them.

For good or for bad – control to me means a lack of freedom.

The saying goes:
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach him how to fish and he will never go hungry."

And here is the kicker my friends: the government wants you to do better – right. Let’s cut their funding to encourage poor parents to be involved in their Childs education and future. So what do they do?

They give them an out.

Campbell wrote on his blog on Tuesday that parents would have an "out" if they enroll the kids in tutoring, which he says is "free in every school I know of," or if they set up a tutoring program. Parents could also enroll themselves in a parenting course or attend multiple parent-teacher conferences to get their kids on track.

Tutoring means I don’t have to get involved; tutoring is free – paid by whom? So in reality – our wonderful government has done nothing new: but make wonderful speeches to make them-selves look good. Yeah – thanks for nothing.

This is why I wrote my book, this is why I believe we need to instill in our people, our children that yes they need help – but they can do this with or without you (government). Take interest in learning, self-improving, striving for more. You can be successful – try it, you have nothing to lose.


Here is a full copy of article since – they tend to disappear with time on this website.

Families' welfare could get cut if kids flunk

A Tennessee bill would reduce payments by up to a third if their children fail a grade. Would that help or harm?

By Aimee Picchi Fri 10:59 AM

Some lawmakers in Tennessee think they have the answer to helping poor students who are struggling in school: Reduce welfare payments to their families.

How would it work? If a poor kid fails a grade, that family's welfare benefits could be cut by up to 30%. The theory is that the threat of less money would prompt the parents to pay attention to their child's learning and education.

"It’s really just something to try to get parents involved with their kids," Sen. Stacey Campfield, who sponsored the legislation, told the Tennessean newspaper. "We have to do something."

An amended version of the bill -- which added tweaks such as limiting maximum penalties to parents who don't attend parent-teacher conferences -- passed a state Senate committee earlier this week, according to the publication. Special-needs students would be exempt.

Research supports Campfield's premise that parental involvement will close the learning gap between the haves and have-nots. A 2007 Harvard Family Research Project study found that parental involvement for children in low-income families made a big difference in achievement.

But it remains to be seen if the threat of lower welfare payments could spur impoverished parents to action -- or even if teachers would fail those students, if they knew that could mean even more troubles at home.

One thing is certain: Low-income students are at a huge disadvantage when compared with kids from wealthier families. Poor children often grow up with a "word gap," meaning they hear fewer spoken words from adults each day than do children from middle- or high-income homes.

"In fact, by the time a child growing up in a low-income household reaches their fourth birthday, they will have heard 30 million fewer words than their peers in middle- and high-income households," according to the Mayors Challenge from Bloomberg Philanthropies.

The charitable organization earlier this month awarded $5 million to Providence, R.I., for a program that seeks to close the word gap with young children.

Tennessee's push comes as the state grapples with a rise in the number of families receiving welfare. According to the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, welfare recipients in Tennessee have jumped 14% since 2007, when the recession started.

Campbell wrote on his blog on Tuesday that parents would have an "out" if they enroll the kids in tutoring, which he says is "free in every school I know of," or if they set up a tutoring program. Parents could also enroll themselves in a parenting course or attend multiple parent-teacher conferences to get their kids on track.

He added, "If passed this could be a great step in ending generational poverty caused by lack of education."


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