Oh Damn!!!

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I do believe the US is scheduled for a melt down anytime now.

The only good thing we have going for us is Obama; he will have to be Mr. Fix It.

But even with Obama leading the ship are we still going to sink?

Bad Bad times…

Israeli ground troops enter Gaza

And now that Israeli decides to invade Gaza are we going to be dragged into this as well? Tensions are high, and that’s not good for anything right now.

Tell us what you really think Google…

And now as gas prices are starting to increase again our government wants to add a 50% tax hike on top of that.

Federal Commission Recommends 50% Gas Tax

Now I know it’s for the best and all but right now isn’t the best time.

All I know is if GM doesn’t collapse overnight and finally builds the Volt, it’ll be on my Christmas list.

I don’t want to be stuck paying $10 a gallon a couple years from now because of some unforeseen events.

I’d probably order a few of these as well…

Oh Damn!!

Global 500: The world’s largest corporations

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Some intresting things on the world economy…

  • Six of the top ten companies on this year’s list are pumping petroleum, and three more are making vehicles that burn it.
  • But the big story was oil. Exxon Mobil (Charts, Fortune 500) (No. 2), fueled by high crude prices, was again the most profitable company in the world ($39.5 billion).
  • Not all of the old-economy companies are doing well. Ford Motor (Charts, Fortune 500) (No. 12) fell out of the top ten for the first time in the Global 500’s 13-year history. Its revenues shrank 10%, and losses totaled $12.6 billion, making it the losingest company on the list this year.
  • Growing global wealth also rewarded banks focused on high-net-worth individuals. The number of millionaires worldwide increased 8% last year, to 9.5 million, according to a Merrill Lynch and Capgemini survey.
  • While the U.S. remains the world’s locomotive of economic growth — its 162 companies on the Global 500 account for more than a third of total revenue — developing economies are increasingly driving growth in many sectors, including commodities, mining, and construction. “The U.S.’s role as an engine of growth might be overstated,” says Richard Iley, senior economist at BNP Paribas. “There’s an emerging maxim: If China needs it, you’re going to do well. If China makes it, you’re going to struggle.”
  • China, the world’s fourth-largest economy by GDP, added four companies to the list, more than any other country, bringing its total to 24.
  • There were some new-economy success stories. Samsung Electronics (No. 46) became Asia’s biggest consumer electronics firm, edging out Hitachi.

2007 Fortune 500 List

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Another Day, Another Dollar – My Rant

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Is it me or is the human race doomed to live and die by our greed of wealth and power? I am overwhelmed with emotion to jump in my Mustang and explode down the road at 140MPH and being one with the beast! I am enraged and angry right now with how the world works, and what people unknowingly do for instant gratification. I do not see how I could love anyone for everyone to me is either an idiot or just another no one.

walmartI was at Wal-Mart today, the last place you normally see me; to buy a computer for my brother. He is trying to start his own online business and as most start up companies, he’s broke until his business starts rolling.

greeterWe travel through big business Wal-Mart to pick out a cheap but decent computer which Wal-Mart is good for. When we go to checkout, which has at least 30 checkout counters, but of course Wal-Mart trying to save a buck only has a max of 5 open counters at 7pm with hundreds of people in their store! The thing I hate more then stupid people is waiting in line for 30 minutes to buy a product! I am there to buy your product, why do you make me wait! There are at lest 20 people in each of the 5 lanes waiting patiently to buy their goods and get out of there without going crazy. I in turn wait patiently reading a magazine trying to pass the time.

I know what you’re thinking, who gives a **** about you having to wait in line, I have worst problems then that!

I know everyone has problems but I’m not done.

I my self help run a business in which we provide a service to customers and I know there are some things that are out of your hands to fix to better the customer’s experience. Our business has its problems but we strive to better our self for the customer.

lowpricesWal-Mart can open a couple more lanes for the customer and they will in turn create more customers! The better you treat your customers, the fewer negatives you give a customer to pass on to their friends, co-workers and readers, the more business you will have and the more support you’ll have. I for one have walked out of Wal-Marts before because of this same situation; I don’t like to wait 30 minutes for anything I can get somewhere else for the same or cheaper price! For my brothers sake I waited this time.

Online stores can be treated the same way. If there are obstacles in my way and my patience is low, I’ll go somewhere else. This I learned very quickly when I started my online business 3 years ago.

If for example you have an online shop or mailing list signup you’ll want to make it as easy as possible for the customer to do what they need to do to buy or sign up for your product!

If you have extra nonsense standing in there way: “check this widget for more information”, “after this verify your email, TWICE!”, “read all of this non sense and then answer questions”, “answer this, this and this”, “give us your credit card information, SS#, and your first child!”.

Do you get the point? What happen to serving your customer with a welcome at the front door and gently good bye when they leave?

And what’s with over advertising everywhere?

I hate food commercials! The one I hate the most is Taco Bell’s, ‘eat late until 1am’ commercial. I’m almost always up late, and when ever I see that commercial I can’t get it out of my head until I go to Taco Bell and order something! And you know what… that commercial is on ever show I watch… come on!! Family Guy… South Park… TBS… Why? Why must you mock me like this! I go to the gym everyday thank god!

Back to my rant on why I hate people.

walmart customersI don’t know what it was, but as I was walking through Wal-Mart today, and saw the masses of clones buying their China made goods, shuffling along with glee throwing anything they can fit in their cart and spending their weekly salary to the one company that is killing small business, the US economy and filling up the coffers of fat Chinese slave labor owners the most. I find it disgusting for even being human. I felt as everyone were mindless monkeys doing what everyone else does? Or is it just me?

Good for China I say, they will soon surpass the U.S. as the leading superpower. They have the money, they steal other’s technology, they have the man power and their government is a sleeping elephant which is slowly building up arms.

I hate how our world works, what we’re doing to each other and I wish we had a stronger leader to help turn this country around.

Big businesses need to take more responsibility for their actions and we as people need to be more mindful of ours.

I have more to say, but my rage is calming and I’ve run out of steam. I’m sure my rage will pop up again soon.


God damn Iran!

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You know what really sucks… gas prices! Unlike the 70’s the reason for the rising gas prices is due to up coming industrial countries like China and India. That means, prices will not go down like they did in the 70’s, they will keep going higher and higher until we can’t pay to drive anymore! I believe our country is not ready for this and Iran sees this as a weakness and their exploiting it.

TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) — Ayatollah Ali Khameni, Iran’s supreme leader, has warned the United States that any “misbehavior” directed at Iran would serve to disrupt Gulf energy shipments.

khameni“In order to threaten Iran, you say that you can guarantee movements of oil through this region,” he said Sunday, referring to shipments that pass through the strategic Strait of Hormuz near Iran and other countries.

The United States “should know that the slightest misbehavior on your part would endanger the region’s energy security,” he said. “You are not capable of guaranteeing energy security in this region.”

God damn Iran! My Mustang needs your fossil fuels to run! I can’t put biodegradable starch or cellulose into my tank and hope for it to go! I’m not a member of the flex fuel club! Why did our oil have to be under your sand?