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Category: Business / Economy » Economic News
(posted 23 days 18 hours ago.)
Just how bad is bad? - Robert Melaccio, sr(28,936) Robert Melaccio, sr Have you stopped to wonder just how bad things really are? Well lets look at few things that do not require a masters degree to understand. Our illustrious Congress seems hell bent on making the rich even more richer at the expense of everyone else. The new Farm Bill, particularly for those...

Category: Business / Economy » Economic News
(posted 24 days 12 hours ago.)
What can anyone call it? - Robert Melaccio, sr(28,936) Robert Melaccio, sr Yes I have written to this topic before so those who read my work already know most of what I have to say. Yet it is important that the lessons be learned and the considerations be made lest it happen to you. We all might conceive that if this nation is to fall, oh you don’t believe that, well...

Category: Business / Economy » Economic News
(posted 25 days 17 hours ago.)
Can everything you own be worth half? - Robert Melaccio, sr(28,936) Robert Melaccio, sr As reported last evening almost 51% of all homes in America are now worth ½ of what the mortgage is. Have you tried taking that other major asset [your car] to a dealer for appraisal. Yes it is worth auction price or about 1/3 of retail. Now if we throw in the worth of your dollars, you are...

Category: Business / Economy » Economic News
(posted 26 days 16 hours ago.)
We live in a Five Star World, yea, right. - Robert Melaccio, sr(28,936) Robert Melaccio, sr Well once again we are back to "the rest of the story" as Paul Harvey says, the complete truth. So when we hear and say Five Star rating we naturally assume the very best, the creme, the top. Well sorry to burst your bubble while that may be what the intended is supposed to imply, in my opinion a...

Category: Business / Economy » Economic News
(posted 28 days ago.)
Does anything really change? - Robert Melaccio, sr(28,936) Robert Melaccio, sr Well I’m supposed to be writing about economics, what’s that? We already know the principals that have served this world for so long no matter work. Yes just like the principals we all say we find important, like morality, ethics, integrity, truth no longer viable in this day and age. A man...

Category: Business / Economy » Economic News
(posted 29 days 21 hours ago.)
Fed changes on credit cards a band-aid. - Robert Melaccio, sr(28,936) Robert Melaccio, sr Yes while the proposed federal reserve regulations are a step forward in bringing change to what is in my opinion and abusive and exploitive industry it does nothing for those already in financial duress. Yes and nothing to ease the major impact this industry has in pushing our economy and many...

Category: Business / Economy » Economic News
Welcome! - TheOptimist(4,576) Welcome to my new blog! I am the optimist. I am a Property Manager in Salt Lake City, UT. I plan to use this blog to share opinions and thoughts, mostly regarding optimism and motivation for success in life. Please STAY TUNED! If you have any comments or if you would like to contact me for any...

Category: Business / Economy » Economic News
Staying positive - TheOptimist(4,576) I consider myself a very ambitious person. I have goals and a strong desire to achieve them, however I sometimes lose my motivation. One way that I keep my energy and motivation up is by reading the " Law of Success " . If you haven't read this book, I would recommend that you pick it up. Even...

Category: Business / Economy » Economic News
Strongest Dad in the World -This is an incredibly inspiring story - TheOptimist(4,576) Check out this video if you haven't seen it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjPrL3n63yg Here's the story to go along with it... Strongest Dad in the World [From Sports Illustrated, By Rick Reilly] I try to be a good father. Give my kids mulligans. Work nights to pay for their text messaging....

Category: Business / Economy » Economic News
Man attempts to set the record for most expensive domain name. - TheOptimist(4,576) A website has been set up by a man that is attempting to sell the domain name for $12,000,001 and set a worlds record for most expensive domain name. Here is a link: TheRecordBreakingDomain.com I admit that when I first saw this website, I thought that this would never work...Then I realized that...

Category: Business / Economy » Economic News
The 'Reallionaire' - TheOptimist(4,576) I just read an article about the 'Reallionaire'. His name is Farrah Gray. He is from the projects of South Side Chicago and he earned his first million by the time he was 14 years old. Here is the link to the full article: http://abcnews.go.com/2020/Business/story?id=2247424 & page=1 This is a...

Category: Business / Economy » Economic News
The Procrastination Killer - TheOptimist(4,576) The following was taken from the book " The Laws of Success " by Napoleon Hill. If you repeat this phrase 12 times a day, outloud, each morning it will sink in. I swear that your mind will turn back to this statement when you are not using your time wisely and haunt you! " Today I will do...

Category: Business / Economy » Economic News
The Great News Network - TheOptimist(4,576) Do you ever get tired of all of the negative news on TV, newspapers, and on the Internet? Here is a link to the Great News Network. They deliver positive news stories to help you be more optimistic about the state of things. You can check out this website for yourself at the following URL:...

Category: Business / Economy » Economic News
A Great Motivational Video - TheOptimist(4,576) This 5 minute video is about several amazing atheletes. Imagine what would happen if each of us displayed this kind of passion- everyday. Here is a link to watch the video at Google: http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=4383696743960653357 & hl=en

Category: Business / Economy » Economic News
Take the Optimism Test! - TheOptimist(4,576) Are you an optimist? How well do you handle adversity? Here is a quick self-test that you can take. It will help you gain some insite into your " explainatory style " , which can help you understand the way that you see things and work on self-imovement. Link to the test:...

Category: Business / Economy » Economic News
J-Mac Rules! - TheOptimist(4,576) Many people have already seen this, but I recently watched this video again and it is just awsome. An autistic high school student is the manager for his school's basketball team. The coach put him in for the last 4 minutes of the very last game and he started making three point shots!...

Category: Business / Economy » Economic News
How attitudes of optimism and pessimism influence job performance. - TheOptimist(4,576) A very interesting article. Are you an Optimist? Dr. Martin Seligman describes how attitudes of optimism and pessimism influence job performance: In our research on the roles of optimism and pessimism, we conducted studies in the workplace. We looked for a demanding field in which there were a...

Category: Business / Economy » Economic News
And now for something completely different... - TheOptimist(4,576) Hello readers, If you read my blog at TheOptimist.com before I moved to ProBlogs.com (which is a much better site), you may know that I would write more content personally and every once in a while I would post an interesting link or video. Since I moved my blog I have been busy and I have only...

Category: Business / Economy » Economic News
Skydiving! - TheOptimist(4,576) Yesterday I did something that I have been meaning to do for some time... I went skydiving! It was a great experience, and I would recommend it if you haven't been. I went tandem (your first two jumps are tandem here), and it was a blast. Not only did I get an adrenaline rush, but the experience...

Category: Business / Economy » Economic News
The ONE Campaign. Also, one thousand visits to my blog! - TheOptimist(4,576) If you haven't heard of the ONE campaign, it is " the campaign to make poverty history " . If you want to help end poverty please take ONE minute to visit the one.org website and ad your name to the ONE Declaration: You can also support the cause by joining your local ONE group and by wearing...

Category: Business / Economy » Economic News
Feeling down? I have just the thing! - TheOptimist(4,576) This song always manages to put a smile on my face, so I thought I would give a link to it just for fun. If you are feeling down, give it a listen, and... Always Look on the Bright Side of Life! Click the above link to here the song which is in MP3 format. This is a Monty Python song as performed...

Category: Business / Economy » Economic News
Invincible? Inspirational... - TheOptimist(4,576) Hello all, A couple of days ago I felt like a movie, so I went to see Invincible with Mark Wahlberg. (Actually, I saw the movie with my girlfriend, Mark wahlburg was just IN the movie...) The movie was quite good. If you don't know the basic plot, it is based on the true story of Vince Papale....

Category: Business / Economy » Economic News
Introduction - buckeye(156) Hello, I'm Curtis and this is my blog for English W331 Business and Administrative Writing. The subject that I decided to focus on is the film industry in general. I will attempt to focus on a different topic that affects the film industry each week. Hopefully this blog will be informative but...

Category: Business / Economy » Economic News
I wonder if . . - MoneyDummy(12) Ah! So THIS is where you blog! Very nice. I like this setup, and may hang onto it in case I'm too cheap to renew moneydummy.net!

Category: Business / Economy » Economic News
Conquer the Fear of Falure - TheOptimist(4,576) " A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. " --Winston Churchill Many people have dreams that they want to persue, however they are afraid that they will not be able to handle the pressure it takes to succeed or they are afraid of...

 
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