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Posted in accomplishments, Advocating for special needs, attitude, charity, commitment, compassion, culture, emotions, encouragement, finances, giving, Heart, help, home, Impact, inspiration, leadership, life, love, mentoring, MONEY, observations, of connections, opinion, Opportunities, pain and misery, relationships, responsibility, service, spiritual, success, support, talents, teens, values, tagged attitude, bills, blessings, call to action, challenge, change, comfort, compassion, compassionate, eating out, expectations, experience, fancy vehicles, finances, gifts, giving, gratitude, health, knowledge, life style, MONEY, packages, positive, possessions, sharing, strengths, struggling, talents, Time on March 27, 2009| 1 Comment »
I know people who are struggling, people who have cut back in every conceivable way to save money just to stay afloat. I also know people who are living very comfortably in nice homes, with fancy vehicles, going out to eat regularily and have no worries when it comes to bills or their health. The world definately has classes of people who are in the haves and the have nots. There is also a large population of people who are somewhere in the middle. The thing is…we all have things that we could share. Blessings come in many packages.
Everyone of us has gifts, talents, finances, possessions, strengths, knowledge or time that we could share with others. What I love to celebrate and learn about are those who share those blessings with others without thought or expectation of getting something back from that experience of sharing.
Our society is going through some amazingly challenging times…people are struggling. We need to be aware of others around us who are in need…those who could use a little pick me up. It could be a kind word, a nice deed, financial gift, or it could be a sharing of knowledge that could bring a positive change to another. There is a spiritual attitude that I love, it says this: “Those to whom much is given, much is expected in return”. I call that an attitude of gratitude; being thankful for all that you have been blessed with and a willingness to share it with others! I challenge you to find some way to bless others in your daily life. Consider this a compassionate call to action…what can you give to others with no strings attached?
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Posted in abuse, anger, Business, children, crime, emotions, family, finances, Frustration, future, government, husband, Impact, kids, law enforcement, leadership, legal, loss, missing, MONEY, news, observations, pain and misery, power, relationships, trust, tagged abuse, Bernie Madoff, Business, business associates, children, crimes, destruction, family, finances, friends, government, guilt, guilty, honesty, innocent, investigation, June, lives, missing money, Ponzi scam, relationships, securities fraud, sentencing, trust, victims, wife on March 19, 2009| Leave a Comment »
You know that Bernie Madoff has plead his guilt to the court in the securities fraud case against him, as well as perjury; however, the investigators who are delving into this long -term Ponzi scam are allegedly, having to investigate his business associates, some of his family members, and his tax accountant too. There is so much missing money…that many observers automatically assume that the money has been hidden among those that he has personal relationships with; whether that is true or not, remains to be seen.
It leaves the impression of guilt by association, though this is unfortunate, because many of them may not have had any idea about the fraud that was taking place. I personally doubt whether he advertised the fact of what he was doing, to his friends and family; it isn’t something most people would be proud of. I am thinking about his wife in particular; did she know where the money in their lives came from? She is also allegedly, being investigated; and, unless she had direct involvement in the day-to-day business operations…how would she know what he did while he was at work?
Still, if the money in their accounts is found to be accumulated from the fraud; the government could confiscate it couldn’t they? His own family members could end up being “victims” of his actions, just as well as, those who lost so much financially! Bernie will be sentenced for his crimes in June. What the additional investigation finds, will also determine what happens to the others that are being investigated by their association with Bernie Madoff. Bernie may have plead guilty, but, if this investigation negatively impacts his friends and family…you have to wonder if he will actually feel any guilt!
In this kind of a case, the cloud of suspicion could literally destroy many more lives than those that have already been destroyed. If Bernie Madoff could admit his guilt in court…why can’t he just be honest and tell the investigators where the money is? Maybe if some of the money could be found…maybe some of the people who were ripped off could get some of their money back. If he is keeping that missing money information to himself…it could destroy those that he supposedly cares about, such as his wife, children, business associates and such. Let the guilty be found out…and the innocent be proven so; still, what if the money is found in their accounts without their having knowledge of the scam?
So many lives have been destroyed by this security fraud…this Ponzi scam this abuse of trust, it is sickening. People have lost so much of their money that they counted on to survive. It makes a person intensely frustrated and angry that Mr. Madoff will be sitting in a prison cell…getting three meals a day and all of his basic needs will be met; while his “victims” future is still up in the air. The levels of trust and responsibility that we put in our leaders is immense and needs honored by meeting those levels of trust and responsibility and exceeding it! This damages everyone’s ability to trust those in authority, who’s decisions affect our lives…has it affected how you trust people?
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Posted in abuse, anger, Business, celebrity, crime, elderly, emotions, family, Fear, finances, Frustration, leadership, legal, life, MONEY, news, observations, pain and misery, power, relationships, sadness, trauma, values, well-being, tagged abuse, ashamed, assets, Bernie Madoff, crime, desperation, family, finances, friends, guilty, investigators, investors, missing money, prison, relationships, restitution, sorry, suffering, United States, victims on March 13, 2009| 2 Comments »
Breaking news today at the hearing for Bernie Madoff, financial investor; Bernie has plead guilty to all of the charges against him in one of the largest investigations ever into a Ponzi scheme which ripped off both celebrities and everyday people alike. Madoff has admitted that he knowingly took money and mis-handled it and lied about it under oath; while actively hiding his activities.
Bernie Madoff made statements to the court that he is sorry, ashamed and acknowledges that he has hurt many people; he admitted his guilt. Those statements are some of the biggest understatements ever made. There are those who have lost their life savings, some who have allegedly committed suicide over their financial situations, others who have need of medical interventions that could save their lives…but now, cannot afford to have done, people who can’t afford to pay their rent/mortgages because of the deliberate actions of Mr. Madoff. (more…)
Posted in accomplishments, attitude, Beauty, celebrity, children, communication, confidence, culture, emotions, encouragement, family, future, giving, goals, Impact, instincts, leadership, life, media, observations, opinion, parenting, personal development, publicity, relationships, religion, respect, responsibility, sadness, teens, values, well-being, tagged age, alcohol, attention, attitude, Beauty, behaviors, bodies, celebrities, character building, children, confidence, drama, dresses, drugs, emptiness, encouragement, finances, gifts, goals, growth, healthy, hottie, life, media, modesty, nottie, personal development, popularity, pseudo-religions, pupose, purpose, qualities, relationships, respect, role models, sadness, self esteem, sex, sexy, society, spending, teaching, techniques, teenager, teenagers, Time, trap, values, youth on March 8, 2009| Leave a Comment »
Isn’t it sad to see someone who was once considered beautiful, sexy, popular and much sought after turned into an empty shell? In other words a hottie turned into a nottie? One of the big misconceptions that the media portrays on men and women is that all you have to do to be successful is to be attractive, popular and available. If a person falls into that trap and doesn’t develop some deeper qualities and values in life…eventually, the emptiness turns a person into a sad, shell of a person who seeks attention in the only way they know how; displaying what they consider to be their only value…their body.
You see this all of the time in the world of celebrities…but everyday people often fall into that trap as well. Beauty, youth, and popularity all pass away in time…what’s left is the spirit, the mind, and their purpose in life. If those aren’t developed along the way…the search for meaning is sometimes mis-directed onto meaningless relationships, trendy pseudo-religions, drugs/alcohol abuse, and endless dramatic attempts to seek attention.
As a society we need to devalue the attention that the media puts on empty pursuits by public role models. We need to encourage those sports figures, politicians, and celebrities who are doing positive…purposeful things in life. Quite giving time and attention to those who are living on the edge and doing nothing more with the gifts in their lives than pursuing selfish and destructive behaviors. In raising our children, we need to develop character building, self esteem, and goals of reaching out to others.
We do this by teaching them to discover how to connect to others, give back to those who are less fortunate in life, teach them spiritual fulfillment, and to value their bodies by encouraging modesty and healthy self- esteem building techniques.
I dont like seeing young guys or gals flaunting their bodies or their finances to gain attention; I like it even less when i see a 40-60 year old who talks, acts, spends, and dresses like a teenager…because that is the only way they know to attract members of the opposite sex. Let’s encourage an attitude of growth, respect, confidence, and personal development as a way of life!
Posted in baby, birth, children, emotions, family, fathers, finances, kids, legal, love, media, mom, MONEY, mother, news, observations, parenting, poverty, pregnancy, relationships, support, tagged babies, biological, children, Denis Beaudoin, donor, embryos, ethics, father, finances, history, invitro, media, mother, Nayda Suleman, news, ovarian cancer, parenting, paternity, questions, relationships, sperm, support, testing, Time on February 25, 2009| 5 Comments »
Denis Beaudoin who believes he may be the father of some of the children that Nayda Suleman (Octo-mom) gave birth to has gotten the ok to have DNA testing done to determine whether he is in fact the father of any of the children. Nayda has 6 older children as well as the 8 newborn babies who made media history recently when they were all delivered alive.
Denis donated sperm to Nayda during the years that they dated between 1997-1999. She told him she couldnt have children the traditional way because she had ovarian cancer. They were in love at the time and wanted to have a child together. They broke up eventually and went their seperate ways. When he heard of these pregnancies and births…he immediately thought it was possible that he was the biological father. Nayda denies that he is the father and has ok him having the DNA testing to prove that he is not. Time will tell the truth about paternity. If it rules Denis out…then the questions will begin again about who in fact is the father. (more…)
Posted in Business, celebrity, control, economy, entertainment, finances, Frustration, future, loss, media, MONEY, news, observations, opinion, pain and misery, power, protect, respect, values, tagged bankruptsy, Business, casinos, company, control, Donald Trump, economy, entertainment, filing, finances, gamboling, name, news, opinion, personal, private, protection, reason, resorts, Trump Entertainment Resorts, value on February 18, 2009| Leave a Comment »
Donald Trump has resigned from the Trump Entertainment Resorts. He allegedly says that if he can’t manage something, then it isn’t for him. After he resigned from the board, the company filed a Chapter 11 bankruptsy protection proceeding…this is the third time that they have done that.
Mr. Trump had allegedly wanted to buy the company and take it private; but, it appears that the bond holders chose not to go that route. It must be frustrating to have a company that is known by your name, but, have very little control over their actual business decisions. (more…)