Monday, October 31, 2011

"We Have Nothing To Fear, But Fear Itself!"

The plague of our day is fear. It abounds in our society enhanced by the complicit media attempting to attract readership or viewers by sensationalism. Unfortunately this drive for market share often comes with a cost, the truth. We have our fears enabled by thoughts of climate change, economic meltdown, political unrest, wars, the national debt, and the decline of society as a whole. Fear has driven people to protest, camp out in parks, and cause social unrest. So what is this fear thing that has us in it's grips?


Nothing exposes how overblown our minds have allowed the unknown to consume us as the light of truth. Confronting fears and bringing the truth to the surface dispels it's power. Are you more concerned of walking into a dark room you've never encountered before, or the same well lit room with everything exposed to avoid conflict with the unseen? Bathe your fears with truth and hang them out to dry by confronting them.

If exposure reveals the fear is a valid concern, seek out those who've confronted the same goliath. Learn from those who are the wisest in your life. Study and learn from history, seek new sources of wisdom, be widely read, and think deeply about what you read on the topic. Fear's worse enemy is knowledge, it's best friend is the media. Verify the information you've consulted and then form a proactive plan of action. Apathy and complacent attitudes enable fear.

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Seeds Of Happiness!

It's day whatever in the "Occupy Wall Street" protest and still no one has found a solution to happiness by camping out where no campground exists. For the life of me I cannot understand what these unhappy individuals hope to promote! Personally I've always found that actions requiring discipline, morality, and work nearly always translate into lasting happiness in life. Perhaps the mentors of these protesters haven't cast that image for them. If I were them I'd be considering taking my input from a different source because upon reflection they don't seem to be any happier today then they were in the beginning. In fact, it appears the level of frustration has elevated.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Albert Einstein

You see, what we have here is an incredible teaching moment for the dissatisfied. We aren't happy in order to be free and prosperous, we value freedom and prosperity because it allows us to enjoy our happiness. Protect your freedom and evict government from the process and happiness will follow.

Often times we are guilty of seeking the precursor to happiness, but it was bequeathed to us by our forefathers and we need to embrace the principles. Too often we assume when we grow older happiness will follow. Stability with age? Maybe we think that being wealthier will make us happier, or if we lose weight, become stronger, healthier, etc. We attain happiness by understanding how blessed we are to have the freedom to make choices. Only then will you have the liberty to plant the seeds, nurture them, and bring the fruit of happiness to harvest. Government restrictions on those liberties are like weeds choking out the growth of freedom! Don't ask the government to provide you happiness, exercise your God given freedoms and enjoy the bounty of fruitful labor!

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

Saturday, October 29, 2011

This Defines The Difference!

We've been blessed with some astoundingly astute writings regarding our experiment called America. Alexis De Tocqueville was a French historian / political thinker, who toured America in the early 1800's when we were all fresh and right out of the womb, made these observations. See if you think any ring true today!

After having thus successfully taken each member of the community in it's powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends it's arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced to do it by act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd. -Alexis De Tocqueville, Democracy In America.

The burden our society is facing with government regulation from our salt intake to how and what our children are taught in government funded and union staffed education systems appears to be exactly what old Alexis was referring to. We are on the brink of what he feared! Herein lies the difference between the "Tea Party" and the "Wall Street" protesters; one fears the outcome De Tocqueville foresaw, the later is living it.

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

Friday, October 28, 2011


I had an absolutely amazing day yesterday getting to spend some quality face time with outstanding author Oliver Demille and his fantastic wife Rachel. We discussed politics, football, and life in general. I was like a sponge absorbing every tidbit of wisdom this patriot had to offer during our visit. I'd encourage each and everyone of you to invest in his three enlightening books and digest every word of truth he has to offer!

A Thomas Jefferson Education

The Coming Aristocracy

Freedom Shift

Honestly, as a patriotic American, it's our duty to weigh and understand every word this patriot has written in these three books. One of the most astounding points I was able to grasp out of his teachings is his uncanny ability to point toward the truth from a completely neutral stance. There is not an offensive word in any of these books pointed at either of our two party system, but there is truth. Honest, to the point, truth about where our nation is and what path it's on. Not books of stating the obvious, but volumes of solutions! Common sense, non-partisan answers, course correcting our great nation to a path of prosperity. There are answers to our questions hidden in these pages of wisdom that are refreshing and usable! I'm inviting you to become informed and to share the truth by paying forward the blessings written in these pages!

God Bless
Capt. Bill

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Public Splendor!

Equality of condition will perhaps inevitably be enemy of glory! While better at reducing misery than creating public splendor, it's more apt to give everyone some education than create emit tremendous flashes of genius; but those who want to ruin our republic see this as an acceptable trade!

Be very aware my friends that there are those in this country whether by intent or coincidence are hell bent on the destruction of our founding principles. A small minority of them currently stand in our town squares complaining about others success as you read this. While the majority of those protesting are simply puppets of the liberal higher (?) education system, those who are pulling their strings are the backbone of the negative agenda.

Our youth are paying outrageous tuition to institutions then turning toward the governing body of our nation to complain about their loan liability. Harvard, for example has a 34.9 billion dollar endowment fund. So what does that mean?
A college endowment is a sum of money that is granted by an individual or a group of people to a school as a permanent funding source. Usually, the endowment is so great—we're talking millions in many cases–that the school can use just the interest earned on the investment to support the department, program, scholarship, or whatever is being funded. But if that’s too much math for you to wrap your head around, just know that endowments are a BIG deal in the college world and that the more endowments a college or university has, the more great things they can offer their students.

So why are tuition's so high, and why aren't the students pointing their ire at the universities? Could it perhaps be they were told what to think, and not how to think by the instructors who they hold in such high esteem? If you can't come to the logical conclusion that if your expenses are too high, the bad guy is the seller, not the lender; Houston we have a problem! Have citizens so lost the ability to reason that they can apply this twisted logic? Apparently so!

Just like it was the banks fault that homeowners over leveraged themselves with mortgages they couldn't afford, so to is it the government entity that supplies students funding for their education fault that the cost of education is too high. Does anyone else see a problem here? This is the financial education supplied at the college level? This is the level of personal responsibility our youth believes to be correct? Talk about the dumbing down of America!

So the answer is to level the playing field for all and remove the incentive for profit, exceptionalism, creativity, and production. The government should supply all these dimly lit bulbs with free education, food, shelter and medical care, because frankly they'll have to, given the level of thinking they've achieved in our education system. The only problem is....Who's going to finance all this splendor?

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Be All You Can Be!

Just as it's not possible for a chicken to become a duck by simply dressing up in a duck suit, so is it true that the media of today cannot pass off the Republic our forefathers founded as a Democracy. The two are totally different species and no amount of misrepresentation of our form of government changes that.

Factions of today's society are attempting to emulate the French Revolution seeking a liberal regime built on the assent of the masses, or an illliberal regime built on deluded or coerced support, (union interference for one). Our freedoms are in peril, they have infected the education system and are indoctrinating our youth so to achieve their goal in some future generation.


Citizen's who focus on their own domestic concerns burying their heads in the sand under the guise of simply concentrating on survival, are destined to awaken to a political system that has fallen into the hands of crooks and manipulators and are bound to live under a variant of quiet despotism.We have to educate ourselves on how to present our case in public! It's critical to understand what we believe and exactly why we believe it! You must be armed with information to answer your critics and enlighten the uninformed.

That's where LIFE comes in. Please consider at least a minimal subscription to the information to aid you in this transformation. It's time America was introduced to the truth! Our freedoms, and those of our children are at risk and there is no better weapon to defend it than information loaded into a high powered assault rifle like you!

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Popular Opinion!

Everyday we are bombarded by polls. The media tries to convince the American citizen that public opinion is the only test of truth, virtue and prosperity, as if John Q. Public has no psychological resources to resist. I have to admit I believe our education system is compliant in this endeavor. How many graduates can say they have been taught how to think in contrast to what to think? It's far from uncommon to have the loudest voice sway the mob, as if joining in a choir trying to harmonize the opinion of all.

Here's the truth...

If thousands of people are convinced that something is the right thing to do, it's still a meaningless test of the truth.

For instance....

If I took a random poll of thousands of people asking if being sloth and not going to work to provide for my financial needs, combined with and existence of drunkenness and lewd sexual behavior, was acceptable because it gratified my selfish short term needs. If they all saw it as okay because I wasn't hurting anyone but myself, does that deem it to be socially prudent? While the mob might be able to forgive my transgressions, it's still morally unacceptable. It's in direct violation of Biblical teachings and being absolved by the mob isn't going to get me eternal grace.

Like Mom always said, "if all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you follow?"

This is the democracy the media, government, and those who wish to destroy our country as we know it are trying to convince us our forefathers bequeathed to us. We don't live in a country that was founded on democracy, we were bequeathed a republic. A system of checks and balances designed to protect the populace from the influence of the mob. You know, that morally bankrupt crowd that judges everything you do with the lens of indifference toward your spiritual well being.

Here's the answer to the contingency of morality called,"they.".....

What allows liberty and equality to coexist in America is the fact that the conception of liberty the Puritans brought with them to America was a distinctively Christian conception, not a mere "let alone" nor a liberty that might turn into license, but a capacity to conduct ourselves by a law we freely accept. Not bound by the throws of public opinion, the confines of what's popular.

Leadership is never a popularity contest! It the ability to do what's not popular as needed. Stop the mob from defining who stands in government and what legislation they choose to abide by based upon popularity! Our decisions need to be based upon what is right, grounded in principle.

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

Monday, October 24, 2011

Be A Producer!

Well this morning I'm nursing a lack of sleep hangover brought on by the depravation of slumber experienced at the LIFE major. Despite the need to catch up on sleep there are still thoughts to share and needs to be answered.

While away I got to experience a smattering of the Wall Street protesters, as there are about five of them camped out by the state buildings in Columbus, Ohio. It always takes me a giant dose of emotional maturity to deal with this type of ignorance, but I guess in their defense it's simply a lack of correct information. I am able to understand their dissatisfaction with current conditions, but I'm never going to sympathize with someone who chooses to complain rather than take steps to repair. Very little has ever been accomplished by complaining, action is the key to results. Now I know this group considers this action, but then that's my point, their thought process is a little off. For instance if they are truly the 99% as they claim, why are only 5 people in a city of hundreds of thousands joining them?

The cure for what ails this nation is not government centered. The answer lies within the people themselves. You must participate; standing on a street corner complaining, awaiting the government to provide a solution is hardly productive. I know they think that peaceful discourse is the path to a solution, but getting involved is the only option. You have to become a producer!

If a farmer stood beside his field and protested and complained, how many crops would it yield? It takes action to get results! Without getting in the process your simply passing the buck hoping someone else will accomplish your views. This is a product of the dependency our government has enabled us to experience.

If you have taken exception with the course the country is on, become an individual who places themselves in a position of action. Standing on a street corner complaining is hardly productive.

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Freedom Thoughts!

While at the LIFE Leadership conference in Columbus, Ohio, we were blessed to hear an inspiring talk by Oliver Demille on his concerns about the loss of our freedoms. One of his suggestions is that everyone read six books, one of which being "Democracy In America, " by Alexis De Tocqueville. As fate would have it, it was the reading of choice for my plane travels to here and back home, (premonition?). I totally understand his recommendation of this work as just through the introduction of the book I've acquired over 100 nuggets of valuable information that made me think at a level I've not considered before! For instance....

Tyranny of the majority under the rule of a democracy was not to be understood in the terms James Madison feared it- lower class exploitation of the propertied classes, in the form of cancellation of debts, artificially low interest rates and the like.

Does this little snippet bring anything to mind in our current society? Our forefathers had the intuition to peer into the future and consider the events of society in the 21st century. Are we not currently being pushed toward exactly what James Madison feared? It's almost as if he wrote the script of the Wall Street protest for them, or designed the financial program now being used in Washington to keep the economy stimulated.

The majority, or 99% as they like to be called, are seeking income redistribution from those who struggled and achieved success. They wish to inflict tyranny by using the government to level the playing field! Our founding fathers had the foresight to write a document that disallowed anyone the right to take property from one and hand it over to another. That's defined as theft, and if your convinced to do it willingly it's defined as charity. neither of which is the role of the federal government.

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

Thursday, October 20, 2011

True That!

What exciting times we live in! LIFE is about to be prelaunched this weekend in Columbus, Ohio with it's inception coming 11/1/11. One of the eight F's is freedom, and our freedom is very fragile, constantly under attack by those who wish to trade freedom for security through government largess. It's so important to know what we believe and why we believe it, as the other side will use any method to misconstrue the truth to achieve their goal. I didn't totally understand the lengths a liberal is willing to go to until a recent debate I engaged in.

Please understand that when two choleric personalities meet with diametrically opposed opinions it's going to be a long drawn out affair, and it was. Fortunately for the good guys, I'm well armed with the truth and just enough melancholy to insist it find it's way to the surface. I was assaulted with excerpts of letters written by our founders, taken out of context to attempt to prove the other side's argument. Had I not known the commentary was part of a ongoing exchange of ideas written by both Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, one could have easily been misled to believe that Jefferson believed the Constitution was a living, breathing, alterable, conglomeration of loosely written principles. Not so, he was simply bouncing ideas off Madison as to what might have been an alternative course while they composed it, after the fact. Subsequent letters revealed how that argument was logically dismantled by both Madison and Jefferson. But you see, the other debater either intentionally avoided pointing that out, or just wasn't aware. I quickly alerted them to the oversight and then put the argument to bed with this simple observation.

Nothing in the Constitution, Federalist Papers, Bill of Rights, The Articles of Confederation or any other founding document suggests it's appropriate for the Federal government to take property, (money) from a citizen and give it to another. That's defined as theft, and if it's given of free will it's defined as charity. The idea of taxation for the redistribution of wealth is outside the guidelines this country was founded upon, in fact the idea of taxation wasn't even included in the founding documents. It was added later in an amendment during the progressive era.

I hope you find the preceding paragraph as useful as I did in defending our founding principles. I've yet to find a debater who'll challenge it simply because it speaks the truth, and the truth is a powerful weapon.

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

"I Have A Dream!"

" I have a dream...." that all men are not judged, but introduced to a level of character and integrity that outshines the need. I have a dream that all men believe in a higher power, a creator that holds them accountable for their actions. I have a dream, that banks, credit cards, and finance companies struggle to stay in business because people understand that credit is to be used for convenience, not as a loan for will-come. I have a dream for a healthier world and the understanding that health lost cannot be regained just like time lost. I have a dream, that children are raised in healthy nurturing families with two parents dedicated to teaching principles, respect, faith, and integrity. I have a dream, that life becomes fun again. The struggles of health, wealth, and relationships are conquered and people can focus on enjoying life! I have a dream that this attitude develops a following, a following like no other! I have a dream, that friendships prosper as this initiative grows and blossoms. I have a dream, that we are a free people unburdened by restraints of tyranny and government intervention. Free to pursue our dreams and become financially free while helping others.

Come join us as LIFE begins and dreams become a reality!

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fulltime Friends!

It would be fortuitous to remember that our foundation of fitness is fording the path to financial freedom by our fantastic relationship with Mona Vie. Forget not that it's through this relationship we've fostered that we've been allowed to forge forward and promote the benefits of the other seven F's. Mona vie is a fantastic addition to our arsenal of weapons that we've fashioned to fatally inflict good fortune on the state of mediocrity.

No longer will mankind be fettered to the fallacy that fate has sentenced him to the flames of a flat existence. Fortune and freedom await those who fruitfully forego the label society has foolishly branded upon them. So follow in the footsteps of those of fortune who've founded and forecast a bright future for the forlorn, and join the Life/Team/MonaVie freethinking initiative.

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

Monday, October 17, 2011

Leadership And Truth!

A critical key to building a giant community is for the leaders to insure that correct information flows within. We live in an information age, you can get all types of input with the click of a mouse both truth and misleading. The threat of misinformation is huge, whether it be by rumor, gossip, or an improper interpretation of events, it can be very damaging to your community. As a leader it's important to stay on top of what's being fed to those around you and it's validity. It's a monumental task, but it is what'll discern leadership from management.

Let me cite an example. The United States of America is a huge community whose government has undertaken just such a task. They have chosen to oversee the education of this country's youth and in many ways have failed. Well I hope it's just a failure and not an intentional misleading of our youth for personal gain. Failure can be corrected, a erosion of character is a different story. Anyway on with the story.

Yesterday our President gave a speech commemorating a memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King. It made all the news, especially online. Each of those stories online has the opportunity to leave your comments, and comment they did. Partisan opinions flew and fingers were pointed at whom was oppressing who. Now I was surprised at the level of misinformation used to convict political parties of their responsibility for minority oppression. It's apparent that history is being tainted when taught to our impressionable youth! The number of individuals who think that Jim Crow and all those involved with the racial fiasco down in Selma, Alabama were Republican is amazing. They also were not made privy to the defeat of the Civil Rights Act of 1957 at the hands of Democrat Congressmen, one of which was JFK! They didn't know that Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, and none of them were aware that Senator Robert Byrd, Democrat, wore the hood of the KKK. Now if they didn't understand this part of history, how can they be expected to see through the ambitions of that same Democrat party to continue their oppression through the enablement of entitlements? They can't, and they won't as long as they are told those who keep them attached to the government umbilical cord historically haven't been on the side of their best interests.

I'm not even going to venture into how many didn't understand the teachings of Dr, Martin Luther King because they were given second hand information and failed to read about this great leader.

This is one important event in the history of our country, and it's fallen victim to hearsay, gossip, and innuendo. This is why it's important as leaders to verify the information that flows through your community and correct what is misleading. It starts on a small scale, but as you see through the example above can snowball into misinformed generations. It's not hard to separate the leaders with a servant heart from the faux leaders who seek to accomplish their selfish agenda. Our job is monumental, but our reward is the gratification of a stewardship of a selfless agenda.

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Expansion Through The Media!

It's fantastic to watch as TEAM leadership grows and it's offshoot, LIFE about to sprout. So many of our developing leaders have begun to share their thoughts and ideas through blogs and web posts. It's simply amazing to watch the growth and development occur. I'm so proud of each and everyone of the latest and greatest additions to sharing thoughts and ideas on leadership! It's such a testament to the power of our system of personal development. As our thoughts and ideas invade the blogosphere we push aside the negative, and create a culture that is ever expanding.

I saw a post of a quote, and I apologize for not giving credit to the author, that stuck with me, and is so apropos. I'm sure I'm paraphrasing, but in my mind this is what it said. "Leaders don't create followers, they create leaders!" Now does that describe the TEAM culture and the idea behind LIFE or what? Not only is it the perfect mission statement, the evidence of our ever expanding blog authors is proof that our system works!

It's important that we feed this culture. I'm suggesting to all of you who author blogs to link to other TEAM/LIFE member blogs so we can spread this culture. It will enhance the readership and get that positive message exposed where it needs to be. We'll be building a community of information and the possibilities are unlimited.

Welcome aboard new authors! Enjoy sharing your positive thoughts with each other!

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Just The Facts Madam!

Is anyone else in awe of the amount of people bamboozled by the rhetoric of the current administration, enhanced by the propaganda of the union shills? You could almost feel sorry for the sheep they've misled that inhabit the "occupy Wall Street" protest. The twisted message they present is very convincing until you unravel the facts. For instance they have introduced billboards with a message that's bound to convince everyone we should tax the rich more. Pictured is a sweaty filthy fireman who has apparently just gotten done quelling a blaze. The caption reads, "When others ran out he rushed in. When rich guys got a tax cut he got laid off." Here's the problem...the federal government doesn't pay his salary, nor does it control who gets to work and who gets laid off. It's a local taxation issue!

Now critics of my analysis will say that federal stimulus money handed down to the states could insure he has a job. Correct! For one year, then the ball is back in the local budget and his salary rightfully becomes the responsibility of the community. If that man is laid off, it's a property tax issue, not a federal government responsibility. Yet those in Washington who seek to punish the wealthy for becoming successful and creating a between the classes struggle driven by envy, (one of the seven deadly sins I might add), want you to believe that handing the federal government more of your hard earned income will fix this. If the means they are using to accomplish their goal is one of the seven deadly sins, who's agenda are they promoting? The same tactic is being used with teachers and police officers as the poster children for increased taxation. What do they all share in common? They are all union represented government employees.

When your property tax bill comes, there is a section for fire, police and school district. This is where the funding for your community services come from, not Washington. Just like you don't want to pay for another state to have a bridge to nowhere, I'm certain residence in other states don't want to chip in for your local union salaries.That is your community's issue!

So is it a surprise that those protesting are duped by this rhetoric? Not at all...Did you see any taxpayers there? The majority were college students with no income or clue as to who pays for what. In one breath they are supporting higher taxes for the wealthy so these services can continue, and the next breath they are cursing the police for brutality. Are they confused? Very! They lack the complete picture because the information has been withheld from them. They were fed just enough to get angry and not enough to understand why. Wouldn't it be interesting if someone would take this opportunity to inform them while they are all gathered together? A mass intervention of truth! Now that's the way to fix what ails America!

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pain Killer!

Pain is the gift that no one wants!

CS Lewis once said, "pain, the megaphone of God! God whispers to us in our pleasure, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains. It is the megaphone to rouse a deaf world."

This reminds me of the story of the farmer and the hound dog. They were on the front porch of the farm when a city type, door to door salesman approached. The sales man had a wonderful presentation about his product line, but every time he started to get the farmer's attention the old hound dog would pop up his head and howl. After the third interruption the frustrated salesman asked the farmer, "why does your dog do that?" The farmer replied, "he's lying on a nail and it's poking him." So the salesman queried, "so why doesn't he get up and move?" The farmer looked hard at the city raised salesman and announced, "It doesn't hurt enough yet!"

We confront pain when the pain of staying the same exceeds the pain of change. People have a habit of accepting their position in the septic tank where it's all warm and unchallenged until one day their sense of smell kicks in and they realize, "hey this stinks!" Only then will the discomfort of change be accepted readily. It's been said that the only human to readily accept change is a baby with a soiled diaper. As I look around me and see all these hurting people I used to wonder why. Now I understand it's from a lack of information multiplied by the stubbornness factor.

That information is about to go public. Your pain doesn't have to continue, and the gradual change toward a brand new you to bring into a bright new future is just a few days away. Welcome to the information engine called LIFE! Success principles are not that difficult, and the reward is pain free. Come join us as we grow and provide answers to Life's most difficult questions. We're about to change the culture, stop the need for our youth to camp out, hygiene free, in the middle of a metropolis because they are frustrated and scared about why lies ahead. Fear is conquered by the light of good information, the answers supply comfort.

LIFE has an explanation!

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Government Solution?

America's impressionable have left their parent's attics and basements, put aside their Play station three, Game boy, and copy of "Rules For Radicals," and wandered on down to their local financial district to protest corporations. Apparently they are angry that someone has not recognized their talents and place them as a CEO, as they are unwilling to begin at an entry level position and work their way toward success. Put aside the lack of people skills, hygiene, and experience they have, someone has convinced them that they deserve instance success. Apparently the evil corporation that supplied them the I-Phone they seem to all possess didn't have an app for that.

I have to come clean, most of this post was generated by thoughts posted by my oldest son, who went on to say that there is opportunity available right here in the United States of America. An opportunity where hard work and dedication are rewarded. You get to help other people in distress, travel, learn to mature, and grow into the healthiest most physically fit individual you can be. The down side is it's and entry level position, but the sky is the limit as far as hard work and personal responsibility can take you. You'll learn about leadership and camaraderie, and become proficient at your job set in a very short period of time. It's like a reality show that offers you an extreme makeover, gets you out of your parents basement, showered, groomed, and useful.

Put America back to work! Join the Armed Forces!
Be all you can be!

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Parasite Mitigation!

I've been searching for a way to describe the movement infesting Wall Street and then the perfect analogy came my way.

Fleas are a parasite that infest the host. They live off the host (America), adding no value, and leaving behind an irritation. They are unclean and have suspect grooming habits. There is no upside to their existence, a provide no value to society. The only way to eradicate them is to treat the entire living area, the host, and the exterior of the property with a poison. They are close to impossible to drive away, persistent, and annoying.

Ladies and gentlemen I present to you the Flea Party. Those obnoxious individuals who infest our financial districts looking to live off the system. Fleabaggers if you will, who've been arrested for breaking the law, and pose no added value to society. Their whole purpose is to irritate by causing chaos within the system, trying to bring it down by increasing their numbers in concentrated effort.

Their polar opposite is the Tea Party. Non violent protesters dedicated to working within the system to improve government. They seek less government, financial responsibility, adherence to the Constitution, and personal responsibility. They not only don't get arrested when they assemble, they leave the area cleaner after they've been there.

Whose agenda is best for America?

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Chaos 101!

Just the other day President Obama's chief campaign manager noted publicly that it's going to take a monumental effort to get this President elected to a second term. I believe this to be the turning point of our nation, it was the sign I was looking for of desperation. I know many of us were elated to know the end of this lack of leadership was upon the horizon, but it will and has had repercussions.

On the first day I noticed every conservative talk show host was barraged with an unusually high amount of phone calls from liberals challenging each and every word they said. While occasional dissent is usual, this was abnormally high. It's like those who send down marching orders were commanding the first wave of assaults. Not long after the protest marches began on Wall Street. Brought together to dissent the status quo but unclear about what their cause is, this semi organized attack by mindless participant was simply a test of the disruption the left is capable of. It's a sign they'll not cede power quietly. Perhaps intended to strike a note of fear into those who detest chaos.

Another phase to be aware of is the same antics this administration used after first taking office. Beware of the EPA, the FCC, and other facets of the government who wield power without check sneaking regulations in under the radar. While the public is distracted by, let's say, operation gun runner, those other arms of the government may continue the left's agenda planting little time bombs set to go off further down the road. Just like all those sub chapters included in the 2000 page plus healthcare bill that have nothing to do with healthcare.

The left will not go away quietly. They will, and are, causing distractions with the aid of unions and other left wing supporters. What they do not realize is this chaos reflects badly on the leadership ability of this progressive administration. They'll try to paint it with a different brush, like the country is in chaos because of George Bush, the Republican Congress, the Tea Party, or any other specific individual or group that stands between them and their agenda. Anything but accepting personal responsibility for the current state of affairs, manufactured to lead you to believe this country is in a state of disarray. One only the left can pacify. This is hardly leadership, actually it's a huge tantrum by inept and emotionally immature people who won a popularity contest. When leadership skills are absent, it stands out like a zit on a prom date. Prepare America, that zit is about to burst!

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Cup Of Revenge!

Have you ever wondered why spiteful individuals never seem to reach any level of success? We have an outstanding example of this self inflicting wound being exhibited and promoted by our current President. How do you expect to exude leadership when you try to build it on a platform of spite?

Currently our leader is trying to sell to the American people that one sector of our society isn't paying it's fair share. Not only is that as far from the truth as one can get, it's completely distant from how any leader should act. Here he is trying to sell a policy of revenge on success. He's hoping that the 95% of this nation that's not enjoying a seven figure income of better will feel as if they need to hate the 5% that set examples of how it can be for all of us. President Obama is trying to inspire anger to make the working people feel more powerful against the wealthy and seek revenge through taxation. He's giving them a mirage of raising their self esteem by attempting to lower the esteem of the well to do. Anybody else see a flaw in that strategy? Washington is praying that our unforgiving hearts will resent in any success and delight in punishing what he deems to be the offenders. The Democrats are banking on America gloating when the successful are taxed with greater vigor. That's just wrong is so many ways!

We are the landlords of our mind, and it's important the rent we collect is not one of revenge. Especially when those Washington seeks revenge upon should be held in esteem as role models for our own success! Who would want to carry the burden of hate the government is trying to stir up to enjoy a better lifestyle? Shouldn't we be dwelling on all the good we can accomplish if we live the American dream? Instead it's being portrayed as a potential nightmare, as everyone is being told they should hate the wealthy and extract revenge in taxation.

This isn't the policy of leadership that's good for the nation. What if their ire is turned upon you? How about if tomorrow they decided anyone who owns their own home should be targeted, or anyone who owns a car? It's wrong to envy, and worse to hate. Nowhere in any code of conduct is this acceptable behavior, yet this is who's leading our nation! Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "A man is what he thinks about all day long." With that in mind, is what's happening with the leadership in Washington a reflection of your thoughts?

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Mastery Of Self!

"Feelings cannot be trusted to give us a clear picture about what is true about our lives."-June Hunt

The realization of this one statement could possibly be the answer to societies problems. I think it's safe to say that we act on our feelings more so than not. They guide us to what feels best for us, not what is best for us. Suppose you woke up one morning and decided you didn't feel like going to work. Would acting on that feeling bring a positive result, or more likely a negative return for your actions? The prudent individual shrugs off these feelings and does what is best for themselves. In this case getting up and be productive thereby providing an income for yourself.

But society has led us to believe it's okay to act on feelings. It's okay to ignore the laws of nature, or the Ten Commandments because you just don't feel like obeying them. Who does that serve? While it might provide short term pleasure, it will certainly damn you to an eternity of penance. The realization of a moral conscience is the key to inner peace. That's the polar opposite of what society teaches us today. We are not only convinced instant gratification is our right, but that we deserve it now. It all plays toward our feelings, which can be influenced for good or bad, unlike moral principles which never change.

Now the question we must ask ourselves is, are we going to submit to the bondage of our feelings?
Enslavement to whims and desires spurred on by emotion cedes the power to control our ability to make rational decisions to whatever form of influence happens to strike our fancy at the moment. Are you in control of your decision process, or did you grant that power to the influencers? Should you find yourself rationalizing the outcome, the latter is true. There is no truth to the statement; "I can't control how I feel."

Control your feelings and your control your outcome!

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

Saturday, October 8, 2011

History Repeats Itself!

The philosophical ideas which resulted in the bloody French revolution too nearly a century to implant themselves in the minds of the crowd. Their irresistible force, once they had taken root, is known. The striving of an entire nation towards the conquest of social equality, and the realization of abstract rights and ideal liberties, caused the tottering of all thrones and profoundly disturbed the Western world. During 21 years the nations were engaged in internecine conflict, and Europe witnessed hecatombs that would have terrified Ghengis Khan and Tamerlane. The world has never seen on such a scale what may result from the promulgation of an idea.

A long time was needed to establish themselves in the minds of crowds, but just as long a time is needed for them to be eradicated.- Gustave LeBon

The first paragraph is a hint of what the Wall Street protesters seek through their recent disruption across America. The second paragraph is the key. This entire movement was copied and pasted by those aged and more experienced adults who tried and failed the same process in the 1960's. While this movement only took 51 years not an entire century to implant, it's been brewing for decades. These radicals know the most impressionable part of any society is the children. That's why they infiltrated the schools with their ideology, protected by a seemly innocent policy of tenure to protect the teachings.

The second phase was to remove morality. They attack the principles of religion and the right to express faith in public, placing morality on the back burner. This process of erosion seeped into our media becoming a indoctrination of immoral activity through acceptance of seeing examples of previously unacceptable behavior by society on the television and in movie theaters. This form of propaganda toed the lie on what's acceptable, moving ever forward toward a society more tolerant of immoral activity.

The third phase was to seek legislation to allow this immoral activity to gain legal status, abortion laws and the creeping attempt to enact same sex partnerships, or marriage are perfect examples.

Phase four is to begin to point fingers and assign blame for the decline of society. While it's been widely known that the process of capitalism born by a free society demands a code of morals, the apathy of society has insinuated that it's now acceptable to remove any code of ethics from business. Now we bring in the indoctrinated youth to assemble and decry foul. Most of then have no idea why they are even present, but they were told it's the thing to do. Sheep herded into a crowd; a crowd where, (as LeBon so aptly states),
"the mere fact that an individual forms part of a crowd, his intellectual standard is immediately and considerably lowered." He also notes, " I need not add that the tendency to exaggeration in crowds is only present in the case of sediments and not at all in the matter of intelligence." You have to wonder if these assembled students were ever taught that by their professors?

This point in our history has a predictable outcome, just revisit the historical records of the radical uprising of the 1960 era. It has the same players in place spurring on the movement. Dorn, Clowart, Piven, Ayers, are all still behind the scenes players of this movement, older and wiser, and learned from their mistakes of the past. They didn't get what they wanted in the 60's, but they never gave up......

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

Friday, October 7, 2011

Let It Go!

We live in a free country! Freedom bought and paid for by the sacrifice of our forefathers so that we will have a choice. But in order to be truly free you have to learn to forgive. How can one enjoy the happiness of freedom when shackled by the need to get even? The ideology of, "leveling the playing field," is simply designed as a method to quell anger and envy for a lack of success. Playing fields will only be level in heaven, which is obtained after we've passed the forgiveness test. Our earthly presence is the proving ground for that utopia. Lowering the bar by trying to "level the playing field," undermines the struggle needed to gain that heavenly eternity. Society must reflect that attitude, just like the butterfly must endure the struggle while escaping it's cocoon to be strong enough to fly, we to must endure the struggle against envy to learn forgiveness and gain heaven. We have to pass the burden of forgiveness on to God, the only one qualified to pass judgement, so we can enjoy the freedom He endowed us on earth. How much further down the road would we all be if not for the distraction by the burden of hate and envy? A burden we unnecessarily carry. Mankind needs to learn how to forgive without strings attached, not await others to deserve to be forgiven. Honestly it's not really our place to judge and make that call, and for some of those situations we might have a long wait. Our dash on earth is too short for that distraction. Let the Lord handle judgement and pass that load on to His shoulders.

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

Thursday, October 6, 2011


There is a lot to talk about today first and foremost is the death of Steve Jobs. What a great example of a man who decided to make a difference. Steve left a legacy not unlike Walt Disney. His contribution will be talked about , like Walt, for generations. It's a sobering reminder that life is a dash and we don't know where the finish line is. It's important we live a life of significance, and do it in a timely manner. Only God knows when we'll be called home so remember to prioritize your list, and move the big rocks first. Rest in peace Steve, our prayers go out to your family.

Now our country is facing a protest nationwide by individuals who are angry. It's unclear exactly what they are angry about, but they seem to be pointing their fingers at Wall Street and those who work there. About the only thing for sure we know is these people are mad. What fuels this anger? Fear! They aren't certain about our economy, they don't know if they'll be able to support themselves, and they are having all of this inflamed by a liberal faction that is hell bent on the destruction of this country's foundation. Exactly the same group that cause all the chaos in the 1960, just all grown up and in positions of influence. They've ginned up the mob and are pointing fingers at Wall Street and the banks. They've inspired people without jobs, suspect basic grooming habits, and the inability to reason for themselves to assemble like sheep and bah.The problem being most of them are clear on what they are bahing about. Most of the people they are trying to make villains out of, are simply employees trying to make a living and feed their families.

When did it become a crime to become successful in America? The reason the liberal faction, supported by union community organizing hates capitalism, (the capitalism that supports the union itself), and wants to level the playing field for all, just like any good communist, is that those people cannot compete in the arena of ideas. If you can't play the game, it's best to try to change the rules!

Today we memorialize Steve Jobs, a capitalist. His I-pads, I-phones, I-tunes, Pixar creations are all a strong presence in today's society. Anybody care to wager how many of those disgruntled protesters are using some or all of those products? They hate capitalism but thrive on the innovation it brings. It's shameful this display by people who are taught what to think, not how to think.

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I'm Not That Man!

You can't become who you want to be until you've changed who you used to be!-Orrin Woodward

What a timely quote, and exactly on topic for today's post! One of the great things about what the LIFE initiative helps us all do is to overcome the labels society has placed upon us. This has always made me angry. What right has anyone to define who or what we are? Just because it's convenient to paint people with a narrow little brush and place them inside a box that defines who they are, or what their future brings, doesn't make it acceptable. Today's story is about a young man who has just changed his label.

Mike's had a tough life, he's been under government care since he was a small child. Whoever sired and birthed him didn't care enough to see to his upbringing and spit him into the system. He's lived in group homes most of his childhood and now that's he's become of age, he's too old for foster care. He's now an adult; an adult who's had less than a desirable upbringing and bears a label. To most that label wouldn't be a recipe for success, but Mike has found a mentor. The community, (note here I wrote community not government), through charitable donations has undertaken sort of a halfway house for kids too old for the system. Adults in transition, if you were. Mike, with the aid of his mentor has found gainful employment and is working to achieve the skills to become independent of the "system.' Mike was wisely brought to several open meetings for the new opportunity called LIFE, and has begun to read different information. Through the support of his mentor and people in the LIFE business who actually care about him and his results in life, (actual life not the business). He's saved a portion of his earnings and decided to make steps to change the labels that society placed upon him and become an entrepreneur. He's attending his first leadership convention later this month eager to learn as he's become a hungry student. This young man is destined for success backed by quality information and a support team of mentorship and encouragement.

I'm so stinking proud of Mike and amazed at the major changes I've sen in him just the past few weeks. He's becoming confident and believes in himself, uncommon for most of those who bear the label he shed with such vigor. This is how we change America back to the principled nation it was founded to be, by changing the culture. Mike will no longer rely on the government system, but a proven system of information designed for his success. Wouldn't it be interesting is the government "system" was one based upon raising up those trapped in it, rather than a system designed to just get people by? Mike chose the right system!

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Are You Ready For Some.......?

Since 1989, Hank Williams' song "Are Your Ready For Some Football" has been a staple of Monday Night Football..until last night. Did you miss the song? ESPN pulled the opening song after Williams made some controversial comments about President Obama. If you don't think the media has a strong influence in controlling people's opinions, then your either under their spell, or your smart enough to find other means of entertaining yourself.

One of the most blatant fouls by television media is the indoctrination of who has a chance to win an election. The bias shown at debates and the pundits dismissing a candidates chances are both tools used by media to sway your vote. Tools that aren't always accurate as shown by Herman Cain's "surprise" win in the recent polls after being pushed to the side by the media know-it-alls.

:Personally I'd like to see some unbiased, fact based reporting so those mesmerized by the blue hue can reach their own conclusion. Politics isn't the only place this takes place, the media influences our morals as well. "I saw it on TV it must be acceptable then." Hardly! Maybe it's time America unplugged their umbilical cords and found other sources of information and entertainment. I know they would if they understood they were being led like a herd of sheep.....

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

Monday, October 3, 2011

Two Strikes And Your Out!

I've always had difficulty dealing with people who are less than truthful. My personality wants to correct the lack of honesty and make everything right. The problem with that is the dishonest usually have convinced themselves that what they are saying is true. No barrage of facts can convince an individual if they don't first concede their will. Herein lies the problem. So being a guy who believes that all of life's answers lie in the owner's manual, (the Bible), that's where I go for the answers. Low and behold if they didn't address this issue too!

"As for a man, (or woman), who is factious after admonishing him, (or her), once or twice have nothing to do with him, (or her), knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he, (or she) is self condemned."-Titus 3:10-11 (__) added for gender fairness.

Ah, the time I could have saved if only I'd first turned to the operator's manual!

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

Saturday, October 1, 2011

On The Road Again!

I'm off from Northwest Arkansas this morning, back to Florida. Enjoying God's creation in all it's glory! The wonder of His creation never ceases to amaze me as I wander through the Ozarks and back down to the flatlands. So while this post is brief, I hope it serves as a reminder to stop and soak in the beauty that surrounds us! We start each day with a gift and my prayer is we all realize that daily blessing. You day is defined by your attitude, so take a deep breath of life giving oxygen, and understand what you "get" to do today.

God Bless!
Capt. Bill