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Russia, Ukraine, and USA. Who is right?

March 15th, 2014

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This is a scary situation.  I’d love hear all your opinions, especially people from both Russia and from the Ukraine.  Please share with your friends as well.  This is just so important.

Let’s start with who is NOT right.

The USA.  I am just sick and tired of their war efforts.  What the HELL are they doing?  Oh ya, just trying to make money and control the world.  Wonderful……

I should say that a lot of American people know this and agree, so I don’t blame them at all.  But their government is absolutely out of control.  Obama and John Kerry look, talk, and seem like reasonable people, but clearly, they are not.

I’m not an expert on the situation, but I have been following it closely from many different information sources, and I’ll tell you what I think is going on.

This is important for the whole world, so please pay attention to this kind of stuff.  Don’t be like most people who just bury their heads in the sand and think, “I’m not interested in world politics” or something.  You should be.  We all should be.

So what I know is this:

Russia and the Ukraine have a long history, and it’s a complicated one, and the West (USA) knows almost nothing about it and it’s none of their business.  Several years ago, Russia gave back a part of land to the Ukraine, and now Putin wants it back.  I don’t know why, and I don’t know the history.  This is just what I understand.  The point is, this is a battle between the Ukraine and Russia over this piece of land.

Imagine if the US and Mexico were fighting over some part of land between them.  Do you think the US would be ok with Russia or anyone flying across the world and helping Mexico?  HAHAHA

Obviously not.  And Russia wouldn’t do that.  No one would.

I also hear that the Ukraine is having a lot of internal political struggle.  The US helped fund a very aggressive government in the Ukraine to help take over the country.  There was some kind of internal battle.  Obviously the US will give money to any group in any country if they believe that group will help the US in some way (ultimately financially).  This is sick, but it’s what the military does all the time.  And the people in the US military often don’t agree with what they are doing, they find out later and report how bad it all is.

I will post a video from an American guy who does a lot of research on many political issues.  I think it’s at least interesting and should be shared.  Please comment, no matter where you are from, and let me know what you think is going on, what will happen (will there be a real war) and what is the purpose of all this?  Who is right, who is wrong, and what is your media saying in your country?  I hope the Russians and Ukraine writers can try to make intelligent comments, and if we don’t agree with each other, we can at least do so respectfully.  Thanks guys.  Share this and make it popular!!  Watch the video too.  Can’t wait to read what you guys think and know about this.

We will of course be discussing this and more in the VIP!!  Also, keep coming here every day because I’m writing more and more blogs to make you think and improve your English.

 

Banning the word “Bossy” – Ridiculous!

March 12th, 2014

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There are a group of feminists who are trying to ban the use of the word “bossy” to describe women.

High profile chicks are behind this.  People like Beyonce and Victoria Beckham (David Beckham’s wife).

Let me give you the basic “low down” (the main idea) first of what is going on.  This is insane.

“Bossy” is a word used to describe both men and women.  It means that someone is kind of “acting like a boss” of a situation in which they are not the boss.  For example, if I told you, “Hey Susan, clean my shoes”, that is incredibly “bossy” because I’m not Susan’s boss and I can’t just tell her what to do, as though I own her.

It’s always a negative word because it’s about people telling and demanding other people to do something.  Even a good real “boss” shouldn’t act so bossy.  It’s rude, and there are more polite ways to do it.

But now, these “feminists” are trying to get people to stop using this word which has been used for probably hundreds of years.  It makes me sick.  I find it quite ironic to think that they feel they should be the boss of such a huge cultural topic.  Who made them the boss of which words are right and which ones are not?  They seem pretty damn bossy to me!

I believe men and women are equal, but not the SAME.  They should have equal rights, but we shouldn’t get all men and women to act and think and do everything as one identical type of person.  I’m NOT saying women should be forced to be a certain way and men should be forced to act differently, people can and should do whatever they want, as long as it is not hurting others.

Is it unfair or wrong that women often have long hair and wear make up and earrings while men do not?  I don’t think so.  I don’t want us all trying to be the same.  Does long hair and make up make you better or worse?  No.  It just makes it easy to see who is a man and who is a woman.  (I mean, it’s pretty easy most of the time anyway, but you get my point.  We don’t all need to be the SAME, in order to have equal rights).

I think the “West” has sucked big time with this topic.  Asian, Russian, Eastern European, and MANY other cultures of modern day women are not thinking in this way.  They are honouring being feminine, and not trying to make things exactly the same.  If you make men and women think, talk, dress, and act exactly the same; it may seem “fair” in some weird sense, but it’s not making people happier. Not men, and not women either.

If some man or woman is acting bossy, I will ALWAYS keep using this word, and I don’t care what anyone thinks.  This is insane, and you can see clearly how badly the west is trying to ruin femininity with this fake idea of trying to be “equal” or trying to “empower women”.  I believe in empowering women, just not at all in this way.  This is completely ridiculous and I would love all your thoughts, from both men and women, all over the world.  Please comment below, whether or not you completely agree or completely disagree.

Add and I will be discussing this in the VIP room as well.  Will be an AWESOME one.

And here is the article I read about this nonsense.  I read about it other places too.  Might be interesting for you to check out.  :)

What Happened to the Plane??

March 11th, 2014

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I’m sure you’ve heard about the airplane which took off from Malaysia and was headed for Beijing.  It “disappeared”.

This is obviously extremely horrifying and a terrible tragedy for the victims and their loved ones.  My heart goes out to everyone who has suffered from this awful event.

Like a lot of people though, I am wondering, “what the h-ll happened??????”.  It’s 2014, and a plane just “disappears”?  Really?  A very large plane with well over 200 people on board.  I don’t know what happened, but I have a hard time believing that “no one knows”.

There are many ships in the ocean with their own radar.  All governments have their own radar.  No one has any idea where this plane went or what happened?  Maybe, I’m not an expert, but it makes no sense to me.

I find it shocking that 2 people got on the plane with “stolen passports”.  WOW.  They go insane if I try to take a little mini water bottle on a plane to drink.  How could these guys get on with the wrong passport?  It must have been in the computer system when they went through security.

And even if they did get on the plane and it was a terrorist attack, why does no one know at least WHERE the plane is?  It makes almost no sense to me and I simply don’t believe it.  I think it’s important for all of us to pay close attention to whatever happens with this story and remain very sceptical.  Don’t just believe anything that comes out.  This is very serious.

And if it was a terrorist attack, what will the governments do?  This is really sad, sick, and scary.  Will there be another war?  Will there be even more ridiculous security at airports?  What is going to happen??

I obviously don’t know the answer as to exactly what happened, but I do know that it doesn’t make a lot of sense already.  Was it a “conspiracy”?  I think yes, I just don’t know what the “conspiracy” was.

By the way, in case you didn’t know, a “conspiracy theory” is basically an explanation for an event which is different from the official story that a government says.  There are conspiracy theories for so many things.  A lot of them aren’t true, but many are.  I believe its important to keep an open mind to anything, and don’t just think, “conspiracy theories are always wrong”.  That is a terrible attitude for the public to have and it makes it easy for governments to lie.  You don’t have to believe every crazy theory, but don’t be a sheep and just believe whatever it says in the newspapers.

This is a very international audience, and I’m curious what you guys think of this event.  How is your media covering it?  (What are they saying in your newspapers and on TV?  Where are you from and where are you living?)

Please write your answers below in the comments.

By the way, Add and I flew from Bangkok to Hong Kong for a good friend’s wedding the other day, and when we were in Hong Kong we heard about this “missing flight” on the TV news on CNN.  Then we had to fly back to Shanghai the next day.  We definitely needed a few drinks to calm down before the flight (especially Add)

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I’m going to be trying to blog a few days per week now.  So keep coming back here to read the blog, comment, and share with friends.  If I see the traffic grow and you guys are liking it, I’ll do more and more.  I promise.  Just help “spread the word” and share your ideas below.  Love to hear your thoughts.

Natural Supplements for Anxiety and Sleep

February 11th, 2014

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Add and I have been working on a monster secret project.  We’re still doing the 232, so don’t worry.  We’ve been going pretty wild in the VIP room as well, so you’d be very wise to check that out.  Trust me…

Anyway…

So the secret project is that we’re now teaming up with our best friend from our home town in Canada to make the world’s best brand of potent and effective herbal supplements.

Herbal supplements are kind of like a “natural medicine” from plants.  A lot of the brands on the market don’t work well because they are made from very low quality parts of the plants.

It would be like trying to make good wine, but instead of using great quality grapes, you use the dirt and the leaves, and the stems.

Ridiculous!

The first couple of products that we’re making are for sleep and anxiety.

The sleep formula we’re making is not too hard to understand.  It is designed to make you fall asleep quickly, stay asleep the whole night, and wake up in the morning feeling energized and AWESOME!  A lot of products on the market don’t do that at all, and either don’t work, or they make you wake up feeling “groggy”.  Groggy means really sleepy and sort of “out of it”.  Like the only way to get through the day is to have 3 cups of coffee.  That is “groggy”.  The product is called “Sleep X”  You can check it out here.  Herbal Sleep Supplement

I’d love to hear what you think of the concept and the page design :)

Then next product is an anti anxiety mood enhancer.  That means it makes you feel good, feel happy, feel confident, and feel less nervous.  We’re SUPER excited about this one.  We’ll we’re excited about both actually, but this one even more.

Check it out here and let us know what you think of this.  Natural Anxiety Supplement

In the near future, we plan on making some detox ones, and some weight loss ones.  The weight loss one we’re working on will make you burn fat, not feel hungry, and feel really happy, all at the same time.  No one else has made this type yet, but we’re going to do it.

The brand name is 88herbs.  We’re branding it as the “best Canadian supplements”  Well, to be honest, we’re going for the world’s best brand.  But we’re starting to sell in Canadian stores but online internationally.

I’d love to hear what you guys think, any advice you have, and if you think it would sell well in your country.  Where are you from and do people buy this kind of thing?  Trust me, these work really well.  And we have all the legal paperwork from Health Canada (the medical part of our government).

We’ll talk about some real stories (good and bad) in the business English part of our VIP lessons.  This is a really interesting time and I hope you guys follow along for the ride with us as we jump into this new thing!

Please let me know your thoughts, comments, and questions for all this!  If you have any ideas at all, please share!

Let’s let 2014 be the best year for English learning EVER, so now is not the time to be shy.

Sorry. But I was Right :)

October 27th, 2013

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I thought that title would make you click :)

I’m partly kidding, but also partly serious… Read my last blog to see what I think I’m right about.

I read all the comments and I absolutely love debating with you guys (and girls).

Maybe I wasn’t clear enough in my explanation.  Maybe I’m wrong, who knows.  Let me try again to make my main point.  If you agree with me, great!  If you disagree, great!  Seriously, either way, please share in the comments below……

Here’s what I’m really saying.  I believe the internet CAN BE much more powerful than the way 99.999% of the people use it for currently.  If you aren’t great at searching, you won’t get what you need.  This is totally true.  And it’s true that most people are REALLY BAD with search and finding opportunities and information online.  They just don’t know how bad they are.

It’s not just the fact that the internet exists that is such a big deal.  It’s about what this means and what the net makes possible.

Reading articles and finding facts online is super basic.  I’m talking about what else the internet allows us to do that is so new to all of our human history.  Think about LinkedIn.com.  If you don’t already use it, you absolutely should.  It’s one of the most powerful sites ever.

Imagine you were back in 1995 and you wanted to speak with an expert in marketing at a particular large company.  How could you do it?  How would you even find the location of the company if you didn’t already know it?  It’s hard to remember life before the internet.

Now, you can go on LinkedIn.com, search for specific jobs and people in any company.  You can contact them and come up with a reason to call them, email them, or even take them out for lunch to ask them stuff (you just need to be creative to think of a reason they’d want a free lunch with you.  It’s really not that hard either)  You can meet with people all over the world in different companies and different job positions.  If you can’t meet them face to face, you can at least email them and set up a phone/Skype call.  I do this all the time.  Seriously.

This one thing is just ONE example of many things the internet allows us to do, IF we decide to take advantage of this.  Imagine how hard it would have been to even find the name of a person in the marketing department in Samsung 20 years ago.  How would you even do it back then?

This is such a game changer for sales.  You can now run an international sales department without leaving your office.  You can find corporate clients (other businesses), then call the right people on the phone or on Skype, send them your website and other documents via email, and close sales deals online.  You don’t need to meet in person.  Some people say it helps, but it’s unnecessary.

Imagine learning about sales in an MBA program that costs a ton of money.  Do you think they teach this new way of meeting clients and closing sales deals?  Do you think they recommend the option of selling huge sales orders while still in your underwear?  Of course not!  They are teaching what was true 20 years ago.  They pretend they are up to date, but they are lying.  Schools are a business, and changing what they teach takes so much effort and energy.

Ok, this school is known for being kind of a joke, but look at this.  It’s an online university.  Students pay thousands and thousands of dollars for their online business courses.   It’s super popular.  It’s INSANE.  That link was directly to their business program.  If you read it and believe it, then WOW.  I don’t know what to tell you.  I’m shocked anyone would think this is a good idea for the money. Shocked!!

The internet can change not only what articles we can read, but also who we can meet and how we can find them.  You can find a job on the other side of the world by researching companies and contacting them DIRECTLY with your ideas, even if they don’t say they are currently looking for jobs.  Then you can set up an interview.  It doesn’t always work, but it often does.  But people just insist on doing everything the old way, and getting pretty terrible results.  They go on job websites and send their resume all over the place; often for low paying jobs they won’t even get.

Even many new sales jobs will require 5 years work experience and a long list of contacts.  This made sense in the past, but why does anyone with talent need the contacts already?  If they are confident and hardworking, they can contact anyone they want in any company.  The internet makes us all have a huge network of business contacts if we are willing to use it properly.

I’m just talking about business and sales here, but this really applies to almost anything.  The internet can change everything if we are creative enough to know how to use it; and I’m really not just talking about reading articles.  I’m talking about in every way imaginable.

I hope I’m making more sense here… If not, let me know I’m a crazy madman in the comments!  I love reading it all, good or bad :)

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