Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A New American Tradition!

Chanukah Winter’s Solstice, or Christmas 2011 -- Birth of a New Tradition
As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods -- merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor. This year will be different. This year Americans will give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Oh.... Yes there is!
It is time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper?
Everyone -- yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local American hair salon or barber?
Gym membership? It's appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement.
Who wouldn't appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, American owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates.
Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plunking down the Benjamins on a Chinese-made flat-screen TV? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course.
There are a gazillion owner-run restaurants -- all offering gift certificates. And, if your intended isn't the fancy eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint. Remember, folks this isn't about big National chains -- this is about supporting your home town Americans with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.
How many people couldn't use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by the American working guy?
Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.
My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is struggling to get his repair business up and running.
OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes.
Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip. And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theatre.
Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.
Honestly people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand Chinese lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of light, about fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip.
You see, the holidays are no longer about draining American pockets so that China can build another glittering city. Chanukah Winter’s Solstice, and Christmas are now about caring about US (We the People), encouraging American small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other Americans, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we could not imagine.
THIS is the new American Chanukah/Winter’s Solstice/Christmas tradition!!
Forward this to everyone on your mailing list -- post it to discussion groups.
-- throw up a post on Craig's List in the Rants and Raves section in your city.
-- send it to the editor of your local paper and radio stations, and TV news departments.
This is a revolution of caring about each other, and isn't that what Chanukah, Winter’s Solstice, or Christmas are about?..

Thank you Mr. Gills


pagans hate me , Witches hate me , Satanists hate me, Arcturian Sirian Ascension Group definitely hate me, Druids hate me and I love them for it.
Why ?
The opposite of love is not hate its apathy . Hate is the yin to the yang if you care about what I am doing and lash out at me YOU CARE enough to lash out and focus your emotions at me.... nom nom nom ... I eat it up . Odd for some but lets face it many will support you with the pat in the back I rather the tomato thrower at least they are feeding me plus in either direction of the emotional spectrum they chose to expel their energy, attention,publicity on me. If you cannot ( or do not ) Hate me that is fine too I love those who support me BUT to hate me is frosting on the cake.

Though the above groups as a whole may not like or hate me there is about a good 3-7% of each that do .  I deal with its conflict as as time moves on and realize I no longer have the need to combat the haters ... I embrace them for their efforts because in real life they have no effect on my life and living. That is why I love them so well  they bare little threat to me , my org, my company , my social life.  As Kat Williams says "you can measure up your life by the haters you bring in". 
To my haters :
Thank you !

My Phone Call to Tom Eric Raspotnik . . .

Well I finally called up my former antagonist.    I was curious as to why so many people wanted to recruit me to "their cause" to side with them to go after him ?  So about an hour later with both of us laughing about issues past and current drama unfolding the only insight I could and would bring to light and offer is what I have already said.
Do your own thing and keep doing it.  Since 2009 I have and I am still here.  Already one group (organized and filed mind you ) has disbanded.
By playing some one else's game not yours you will loose as the "House" always win.
Since my call an established olive branch has been transcended between Tom Erik Raspotnik  and myself.  Though this does not make us best of friends this is to let TER and others where I stand.
I personally Stand and Stand Alone between any conflict regarding TER and others especially in dealings with any person or persons from Tampa.

Since I have been pulled to one side on this matter curiosity had made me call the 'otherside'.  And quite frankly I am now more confident in being in the Sidelines. Irony of the conversation Tom Agreed in my observations.
No confidence has been divulged nor will I divulge Toms confidence.  The conflict between parties is theirs and theirs alone.  NOT MINE .  Hence my call to Tom Eric Raspotnik.

Thanks for thinking of me though even if you have so only in conflict and in time of "need” this I find complimentary and yet cannot help feel like being used.    I stood alongside Sin Jones in her conflict with TER when they debuted in their conflict with each other.  Though She had handled her own completely I have publically shown my support in her direction I have known Alison since 2006.  Now complete strangers expect the same from me?
Those who think that way have a long time waiting since I have no true alliance towards them or direction more so it troubles me to think how other can think that way. .  . ODD isn't it .

I certainly hope the parties who have attempted to recruit me take my advise as so far.  However, Emotional fervor seems to take over logic.

Be well
Ronald French