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  • An overview of the biggest dangers we could face in 2017

    To sum up, just because Trump got elected, that doesn't mean the world is a safer place.


    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-1...m-storm-coming
    Always stay safe,

    Dan

  • #2
    I donĀ“t think Trump can make the World to a safer Place at all many has tried and failed and the World will not get better it is dark times and the light is fadeing in the World now. And that is not a pleasant thought at all the only thing we can do is prepare and get ready for what is comeing.

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    • #3
      I certainly don't see Trump making the world safer in any way. The world is DEFINITELY not safer now than when Obama was in office. Personally I feel a lot LESS safe now than I did when Obama was in office. Not that Obama was perfect because he wasn't but at least he held people to a certain standard of treatment. He had respect for human life regardless of whether people agreed with him or not. No matter how much people goaded him, made fun of him, his wife, his family, he NEVER once retaliated. I didn't vote for him but that takes class and if you can't at least admit to that then I have to doubt your judgement. I think Trump's intentions are good but I think his impulsiveness and his temper are dragging him down and making him look like an a**hat. He's like a child who takes their toy home when you refuse to play the game the way he thinks it should be played. No diplomacy at all. He needs the Dr. House of PR people to step in if he's going to do anything at all with this Presidency. Barring that, I certainly don't see him making it through the entire term let alone running and winning for a second term.

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      • #4
        Not to defend Trump but this type of behavior works. Many times, when you try to reason with and be nice to people, they take you for a fool. On the contrary, when you show you have balls, they respect you, and that's the kind of thing they respond to.

        While I agree that, as the president, he needs to behave differently, I don't believe that he really has a temper or that he's a child, toddler, as many call him. I believe he's shaping and controlling his behavior precisely because he knows it's working. It worked for decades as a business man and it may to a certain degree in politics. He's too old to really not be in control of himself. If that were true, he wouldn't be president right now. I think the odds of a real bully and blabber mouth becoming president are extremely small...

        I think Trump knows more about human nature and button pushing than all of us combined. Not to say I like him, though. I don't even think he cares that he's not liked.
        Always stay safe,

        Dan

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        • #5
          Megan makes a good comparison of presidential behavior Between Obama and Trump. It's Trumps brashness and lack of class that makes the average and uneducated think that he is in control and somehow shrewd. Those are not my words but they are the words of the president himself. Remember when he said how much he loved the uneducated?

          Another question to think about is why must we always interpret his action in some different context than the one it's presented in? It obvious that he has some tie with Russia and Putin but we are to believe that its all fake news. Why won't he show the tax returns? How many of us really believe that he fired FBI directer because he didn't do enough in the Clinton investigation? Trump is scared of the investigation. His ignorance to how government works send him round the bend because he can't be a dictator like his buddy Putin.

          All of the truth will come out eventually but what will he do to our country before it's all over? That is what I am watching as I did Bush when he almost brought down the nation. Amazing how people never learn.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by goodasgold View Post
            Megan makes a good comparison of presidential behavior Between Obama and Trump. It's Trumps brashness and lack of class that makes the average and uneducated think that he is in control and somehow shrewd. Those are not my words but they are the words of the president himself. Remember when he said how much he loved the uneducated?
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            While I can't disagree that simpler language and behavior appeals to the uneducated, this doesn't mean he's not smart. He's been a politician for a very short time, he was a businessman his entire life, and not toddler can survive the corporate jungle. Remember there are very shrewd, very smart people there. While he had his ups and downs, he had the type of life most people only dream of.

            And no, I don't think the fact that he inherited a large amount of money is the only reason he stayed successful. Remember lottery winners and sports stars who make millions lose them all. They go down and stay down. He's good at making deals, has lots of experience and street smarts.

            I suggest you learn direct response marketing to understand human nature, and that even the smartest can be played.
            Always stay safe,

            Dan

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            • #7
              The truth is that Trump is a terrible businessman who screws his workers and set up a scam university to keep his business going when facing bankruptcy. Even if that wasn't true which it is, running a business in not the same as running a country and no amount of marketing will change that. Voters bought the same snake oil as did those who worshiped Barnum and the scams he perpetrated on the American public. Just cause people can be scammed is no reason to think the scammer smart. Moral turpitude is not something to be revered it's something to be loathed.

              I have no respect for people who use others to get themselves ahead. Do your own work. Tell the truth. Create good products and success is almost guaranteed. Be a playa and in the end you get played. That's how life is and is the moral compass by which I and most decent people I know live. Those who disagree can be as disgusting as they want but in the end will lose as Trump does with all major legislation he can't pass by executive order.

              Maybe it's different in Romania Dan? Here in our country there is a standard of conduct that we live by which makes a Trump type person a character not a president or at all respectable. Most of even high societies blood suckers wouldn't give him the time of day. His supporters however love the image not the man. How can they? They don't know the man just what he projects. Post one video of an average person who has known him for some time singing his praises and I'll show you an employee scared of losing his job.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by goodasgold View Post
                Create good products and success is almost guaranteed. Be a playa and in the end you get played. That's how life is and is the moral compass by which I and most decent people I know live. Those who disagree can be as disgusting as they want but in the end will lose as Trump does with all major legislation he can't pass by executive order.
                Guaranteed by who or by what statistic? Because in real life, things are exactly the opposite. I haven't met successful businessmen who were 100% legit, if they aren't screwing their employees, then they're surely doing tax evasion. This happens everywhere, and the ones who do everything by the books (such as myself) and try to make quality products don't make that much, not millions at least.

                I never said running a business is like running a country, I'm saying that he's not as dumb as he looks because staying on top for all these decades isn't easy. If you know people who are successful in real estate, they can confirm. If he were that dumb, he wouldn't have been able to completely destroy all his republican opponents and beat Hillary, even everyone thought he had the least chance of winning in the beginning.

                There's a difference between what's propagated in motivational business books and what's happening in real life. It's a jungle out there, precisely because of people like Trump, who do anything to win. They don't "get played in the end", they play each other all the time, they all get screwed and screw others because it's what they do every single day, while people like me worry about things like customer satisfaction and better products.
                Always stay safe,

                Dan

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                • #9
                  Let's not forget "no man is an island" or at least very few of them. Trump didn't become President all by himself. In fact, I'd wager to guess none of the Presidents in the last century or more have gotten to the White House or any other governmental leadership position all on their own merit. Some of them may have knowingly sold their souls and others may have had a sincere desire to change the world for the better. Politicians are experts at the you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours game. But in the end everything that is being played out in the political and economical arenas in America and elsewhere in the world is clearly part of a larger agenda that has not much to do with who is in "office" and more to do with who is in "control". I for one believe that Trump winning the election was the result of one of two scenarios. Either those in control wanted him there because of the uproar they knew he would cause (social unrest, protests, etc. provide a clear path to marital law) or they underestimated the fact that the American people could put him there and now they are scrambling and using whatever tactics they can to produce their end result. I believe the larger agenda needs social unrest and protests, etc. so they have a reason to declare martial law. Time will tell. And thus the reason I prep!

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                  • #10
                    Agreed, he couldn't have made it on his own. But let's not forget he has given voice to the ones who truly want their country back (regardless of whether he can deliver that or not). All presidents are ads: they echo back the thoughts and conversations that happen in the minds of their voters.

                    I believe I said this again in another thread but I think Trump will win a second term. He'll do and has already done a lot of moves I disagree with but he'll do a lot of bold, good things, those are what will get him re-elected. Let's not forget that everyone knew his bad side in the campaign and still voted for him.
                    Always stay safe,

                    Dan

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                    • #11
                      I don't think Trump winning a second term would be so bad IF we get some checks and balances with the 2018 elections. But I could be wrong and I see that possibility. I'm willing to reserve judgement. Time will tell whether Trump is sincere or playing.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dan_f_sullivan View Post
                        I haven't met successful businessmen who were 100% legit, if they aren't screwing their employees, then they're surely doing tax evasion. This happens everywhere, and the ones who do everything by the books (such as myself) and try to make quality products don't make that much, not millions at least.
                        Well you have now as I have never screwed a worker or partner and always pay my taxes. I can appreciate your commercial and self promoting but I thought the topic was about what is posted in the title? Why you would get so personal about you and your business, kind of threw me for a loop so I did some more research and I think I understand now. I won't expose why your products can't be all that great as this is your forum but with as little real experience in prepping as you have 4 or 5 years right? It's no wonder your a bit insecure. There are so many people who write books which are just compilations of things they have read in other peoples work which is then repackaged and sold by others. I'm not saying that's you as I don't have any of your work and to be honest wouldn't buy it even if it was half the price. There are plenty of other writers who really live this lifestyle and have made names for themselves in the prepping community whose work I can buy.

                        The same is true with Trump. Did you know that the Art Of The Deal was really written by Tony Schwartz? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...out-of-control Another example of how Donald uses others to crate a character and image not a real person. I will concede one of your points about how if your dumb as a rock it's smart to surround yourself with smart people but again you don't have to be Einstein to figure that out.

                        You say that playas "don't get played in the end" so lets have a look at many of those who thought they could game the system and were brought down in the end.
                        • Marc Dreier (1950): Founder of attorney firm Dreier LLP. Convicted of selling approximately $700 million worth of fictitious promissory notes, and other crimes.
                        • Kevin Foster (1958/59): British investment fraudster, convicted of running a Ponzi scheme.
                        • James Arthur Hogue (1959): U.S. impostor who most famously entered Princeton University by posing as a self-taught orphan
                        • Brian Kim: Hedge fund manager who pleaded guilty to Ponzi scheme, passport fraud, and other crimes.
                        • Steven Kunes (1956): Former television screenwriter convicted for forgery, grand theft, and false use of financial information. He attempted to sell a faked interview with J. D. Salinger to People magazine.
                        • Bernard Madoff (1938): Former American stock broker and non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market who admitted to the operation of the largest Ponzi scheme in history.
                        • Matt the Knife (1981): American-born con artist, card cheat and pickpocket who, from the ages of approximately 14 through 21, bilked dozens of casinos, corporations and at least one Mafia crime family.[30][31][32]
                        • Richard Allen Minsky (1944): Scammed female victims for sex by pretending to be jailed family members over the phone.
                        • Lou Pearlman (1954): Former boy band impresario, convicted for perpetrating a large and long-running Ponzi scheme.
                        • Calisto Tanzi (1938): Former Italian industrialist and president of Parmalat, which he led to one of the costliest bankruptcies in history.
                        • Jim Norman (musician) (2009): Used the ESPAVO Foundation and Thrum Records to defraud millions of dollars in a cross-border advance fee scam, and was eventually convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud.
                        This list doesn't even include people like Bernard L. Madoff and others which you can read all about on the net and watch on the show American Greed.

                        What also concerns me about your post Dan is that you seem to measure success in only dollars and cents or whatever your countries monetary system is? Are there not things worth more than money that have a greater value like integrity? Or perhaps loyalty? Maybe even honesty? How about family and friends? If you see the world as only about money then you are n danger of falling for a Trump like person yourself. Don't be a sucker. Look for what makes people great in the real world of humanity. Not in the world of finance and property.
                        Last edited by goodasgold; 05-15-2017, 01:12 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by goodasgold View Post

                          Well you have now as I have never screwed a worker or partner and always pay my taxes. I can appreciate your commercial and self promoting but I thought the topic was about what is posted in the title? Why you would get so personal about you and your business, kind of threw me for a loop so I did some more research and I think I understand now.
                          Because I have nothing to hide. I was trying to make a point, I don't see where I got personal about my business, the things I said were pretty general and apply to businessmen everywhere. I worked with many people on all continents so I know it's true.

                          Originally posted by goodasgold View Post
                          I won't expose why your products can't be all that great
                          Have you purchased any of them? This begs the question why you're on this forum.


                          Originally posted by goodasgold View Post
                          as this is your forum but with as little real experience in prepping as you have 4 or 5 years right? It's no wonder your a bit insecure.
                          Interesting way of reframing what I said. I simply stated that most bad guys win and that I haven't taken on that path. Everything else in this thread was about Trump. Perhaps you made your own assumptions and you say I'm insecure because you want to believe that? I'm quite happy with the way this project is going, as it's probably in the top 10 readership blogs (only Survival Life, Survivopedia, Backdoor and a few others have more traffic than mine).

                          Perhaps you're confusing my openness with insecurity?

                          Originally posted by goodasgold View Post
                          There are so many people who write books which are just compilations of things they have read in other peoples work which is then repackaged and sold by others. I'm not saying that's you as I don't have any of your work and to be honest wouldn't buy it even if it was half the price.
                          Which, again, begs the question, why are you here? The forum is very small, the blog is where all the action is, yet you made an account here and keep coming back

                          Originally posted by goodasgold View Post
                          There are plenty of other writers who really live this lifestyle and have made names for themselves in the prepping community whose work I can buy.
                          And I buy content from preppers who are just as good such as Ryan, Megan, Dyann and Eric publish it for free for anyone to read. The reason I haven't written anything myself in a while is because I'm busy managing and growing the project.

                          Originally posted by goodasgold View Post
                          The same is true with Trump. Did you know that the Art Of The Deal was really written by Tony Schwartz? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...out-of-control Another example of how Donald uses others to crate a character and image not a real person. I will concede one of your points about how if your dumb as a rock it's smart to surround yourself with smart people but again you don't have to be Einstein to figure that out.
                          I didn't know that, thanks. Here's another one who uses pen names and plays a role: http://thehill.com/homenews/media/32...er-says-lawyer

                          Of course, if you're suggesting that I myself play a role, that's your problem, I'm actually a prepper and proud of it

                          Originally posted by goodasgold View Post
                          You say that playas "don't get played in the end" so lets have a look at many of those who thought they could game the system and were brought down in the end.
                          Again give me stats. Because my life experience is that most don't. You found plenty of examples but compare that with the sheer number of business owners, many of which either screw people and/or do tax evasion. Then we'd be able to judge if the ones who end up in jail are indeed the vast majority, as you suggest. I doubt Trump will ever go to jail.


                          Originally posted by goodasgold View Post
                          What also concerns me about your post Dan is that you seem to measure success in only dollars and cents
                          Then perhaps you missed this part: "the ones who do everything by the books (such as myself) and try to make quality products don't make that much"

                          I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you to justify your claim, because it's a direct attack to me. If you can't, I'll have to give you a forum warning, thank you.
                          Always stay safe,

                          Dan

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                          • #14
                            What claim?

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                            • #15
                              The one I quoted right above where I asked you about it. Over 90% of my content is 100% free, unlike other business models (probably yours included), which give nothing away to their customers unless they pay up first.
                              Always stay safe,

                              Dan

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