Ways to Control Chaos in Your Small Business Clear the Confusion With Good Office Management


1. Establish office management routines and stick to them

Routine tasks need routine procedures if you want to stay organized and keep things running smoothly. Set up routines for handling paperwork and office systems. For instance, every piece of paper that comes into your office should be handled once, acted upon, and filed – not haphazardly piled on a desk.

Office systems, such as computers, will need both administration and what I call panic mode procedures. When the system crashes or a computer-related piece of equipment fails, everyone in your office needs to know who to call and what not to do (such as try to fix the problem themselves). These data management articles provide helpful tips for everything from office filing systems through computer backup procedures.

2. Set up clearly delineated responsibilities

Good office management depends on people knowing who is responsible for what – it’s people who are accountable who get things done.

What would happen, for example, if the purchasing for your small business was done by whoever whenever? Would you be able to find a paper clip when you wanted one? Or print off a report when you needed to? Putting one person in charge of ordering all equipment and supplies solves the problem and keeps things running smoothly.
It’s the same with (computer) systems administration. You need to have one person responsible for the security of your computer system and keeping track of things such as accounts, passwords and software. Otherwise, chaos will proliferate.

3. Keep records – and keep your business records updated

Keeping records sounds like the easiest part of good office management – until you consider the need to keep those records both accessible and updated. But my first rule for controlling chaos will help you get a grip on this; make updating records an office routine. When you get a new customer or client, for instance, it only takes a moment to enter him into your contacts database. Then it will only take another moment or two to update the record after you’ve spoken to him on the phone.

(Note, too, that thanks to the new Privacy Act, records of customer permissions will have to be kept and customers need to have access to their records. See What You Need To Know About PIPEDA for more about complying with the Privacy Act.)

4. Take a walk through your office and have a sit

Is your office an example of space management or space mismanagement?

When you walk through the office, do you have to detour around obstacles or run the risk of tripping over something?

When you sit down at a desk, could you actually work comfortably there? Are things logically arranged so that the things that you would use most at the desk are closest to hand?

There are a lot of things crammed into offices nowadays, from printer stands through filing cabinets. For good office management, you need to be sure that all the things in the office are arranged for maximum efficiency – and maximum safety. The Basics of Small or Home Office Design provides tips for safely meeting the power, lighting and ventilation needs of your office space.

Here are more tips for using good office management to control chaos in your small business (continued from the previous page).

5. Schedule the scut work

It’s too easy to put off things that you don’t like doing, and I don’t know very many people that enjoy scut work. Unfortunately, an office, like a kitchen, won’t function well without a certain amount of scut work being done.

If you are a small business owner who’s in the position of not being able to assign whatever you view as scut work to someone else, force yourself to get to it regularly by scheduling time each week for it. Take a morning or afternoon, for instance, and spend it making the cold calls, catching up on the accounting, or updating the records.

6. Delegate and outsource

In a perfect world, everyone would only be doing what he or she had time to do and did well. As the world is not perfect, instead a lot of people are doing things that they don’t have the time or talent to do well.

Delegating and outsourcing can not only improve your small business’s office management, but free you to focus on your talents as well, thereby improving your bottom line. Virtual assistants can handle many of your office or administrative tasks. For more on delegating, see Decide to Delegate.

7. Make business planning a priority

Many small business owners spend their days acting and reacting – and then wonder why they seem to be spinning their wheels. Business planning is an important component of good office management and needs to be part of your regular office management routine.

Successful small business owners spend time every week on business planning, and many use daily business planning sessions as a tool for goal setting and growth.

This business planning guide is a great primer for getting your business planning efforts underway; it lays out a business planning framework for your small business and provides resources on everything from writing a vision statement through the rules for setting business goals.

If you have staff, involve them in business planning, either formally or informally.

Don’t let chaos interfere with doing business. Once you start applying these seven principles of good office management, you’ll be amazed at the difference good office management makes – and how much more business you do.

Read more great ideas at:  Small Business Information

Reblogged from The Balance https://www.thebalance.com/

https://www.thebalance.com/control-chaos-in-small-business-2948509

How to Manage Time With 10 Tips That Work

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/219553

9/11 Meme Collection


A meme collection concerning 9/11 WTC and 9/11 Benghazi for you to add to your collection

Oh that you would slay the wicked, O God! O men of blood, depart from me! They speak against you with malicious intent; your enemies take your name in vain. Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against you? I hate them with complete hatred; I count them my enemies. (Psalm 139:19–22)

In loving memory of those who lost their lives on 9/11 in the attacks on American soil as well as those at Benghazi. Loving thoughts and prayers going out to the families who lost their loved ones on these terrible days of senseless violence. May those families somehow find solace even as they grieve each day of each year missing those they love and lost. My prayer for our nation, her people and the people of the world, is that the islamic barbarians and NWO devils who brought this evil upon us all be soon ended and wiped from the face of the Earth once and for all eternity.

On Friday, July 29, 2016. It was revealed that the FBI does not actually have any evidence against the Bundy’s or their co-defendants.


Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore dropped a bombshell today in the Bundy case.

Citing personal anonymous sources, Fiore confirmed that the Federal government has no actual case against rancher Cliven Bundy, or any of the other defendants in the 2014 Bunkerville standoff case.

A lead FBI agent working with the prosecutor in the Bundy case revealed information about the case on Friday, July 29, 2016. It was revealed that the FBI does not actually have any evidence against the Bundy’s or their co-defendants.

The main reason that the judge has sealed the evidence is because there is none!

The only evidence in this case is from Facebook. There is no actual evidence of a crime being committed in Nevada.

The plan is to delay the trial for as long as possible so that the defendant’s spirit gets broken. The FBI is counting on these regular people needing to be home to take care of their families.

Being incarcerated for over six months is taking it’s toll on the cowboys and their families. Their parents, spouses and children are having to deal with the effects of not having the major breadwinner in the home. Some of them are said to be homeless.

It has been revealed that Joseph O’Shaughnessy was threatened with never seeing his 80 year old mother alive again.

Is it any wonder that these good Patriots are settling for making deals and plea bargains. The actions of the FBI are coercing the patriots to flip on the Bundy’s, as well as make up stories in order to straighten out their home situations.

Theses tactics make people believe they are in trouble, and could spend over 100 years in prison, when they haven’t done anything to warrant this, at all.

“However, when you have an authoritarian agent terrorizing you, and trained to do so,” Fiore explains, “one can become traumatized and cooperate believing that is the only way out.”

These American citizens are being held hostage in jail with no actual evidence. They are just hoping to break them into submission. They have sealed evidence from the press and the American people. They are frightening innocent men into taking plea bargains.

This is the country we have become. These tactics are against the very fabric of our law. Would you be able to handle this if one of your family members were locked up under these circumstances?

This must stop! The government is out of control and running as if they are above the law!

The Americans Are Coming!

View Video Here
https://vimeo.com/177442679/71ac6086a9

http://redoubtnews.com/blog/2016/08/03/fiore-reveals-bombshell-bundy-case/

Is The Convention of States Group Purposely Trying to Waste Precious Time? Is it Contrived and Controlled Opposition? Stall Tactics? I’m beginning to think so.. what other explanation?


Honestly, I have begun to think that the COS (Convention of States) group was created as ‘controlled opposition” to help the enemy burn and waste time and run out the clock. Overeducated eggheads with no imagination. Locked in a box, who have done a damn fine job confusing and confounding our State Legislators about The proper mechanics of a safe, quick and successful Art V Amendment Convention.

“A good commander is benevolent and unconcerned with fame.” – Sun Tzu

We don’t have any time to waste being arrogant, egotistical glory hounds who care more about seeing our name in print or hogging all the air in the room. What IS important is getting the job done as quickly as possible! SHAMEFUL COMPORTMENT AND MOTIVE!
I feel this way mainly because COS seems to have so much hate for The Countermand. (All while emulating and trying to assimilate our program and language into their body of work.. I take that as a compliment by the way) They treat us like the enemy when they should be respecting if not supporting our considerable efforts to rescue Liberty. Our beloved America is drowning in tyranny and COS wants to kill the lifeguard that dove in to save the Country and The Constitution from its certain destruction, in some twisted bid to get to the victim first? Citizen Initiatives is always The Underdog. But we are strong swimmers and we ARE ADVANCING The Countermand Amendment through State Legislatures in spite of the anvils being tossed at us.. I think they may hate that too.
That being said I hope COS can deliver on their promises of this “3 pronged attack” and magical yet to be written amendments from delegates planning to surprise and grace our State Legislators with a remedy. I believe the proposed amendment should be well known and pre-approved by the State Legislatures before the convention ever begins.
Our State Legislators hand out the assignment to the delegates. Our State Legislatures pre-approve the rules and responsibilities of the convention and the delegates.NOT the other way around. Our State Legislatures are the ONLY ones with any authority under Article V.
I feel that a legislator would be remiss in their duty to hand their authority over to a delegate making promises of an acceptable amendment. The Citizen Initiatives Model WILL DELIVER relief in the form of a safe, quick and successful amendment convention completed in as little as 7 to 10 days and The Countermand Amendment is the way to go. Everyone is nursing their own baby angry over their own issue.. The Countermand addresses 90% of the problems in fewer than 400 words!
UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS CAN BE COUNTERMANDED AND RESCINDED: (Not just nullified but rescinded!)
1. Executive Orders
2. Court decisions
3. Budgets & Debt
4. Obamacare
5. Social Issues
6. Treaties
7. Laws Against 2nd Amendment
8. DHS, EPA, BLM, IRS, DOJ Regulations and more
We don’t need 8 to 10 different amendments because The Countermand Amendment is THAT POWERFUL. 8 short clauses and fewer than 400 words of pure inspired good old fashioned American Ingenuity that our Founding Fathers would be proud of.
SUPPORT THE COUNTERMAND!
 
So I guess my question is…. Why is the Article V work that has been done by Mr. Charles Kacprowicz over these last 4 decades being ignored and his vital and relevant work being marginalized by other Article V Groups? Are we not on the same side? It sure makes me wonder!

DID YOU KNOW? On Saturday April 16, 2016 Alaska made Constitutional history and it is going to change the course of our Constitutional Republic forever! The Alaska House and Senate passed with overwhelming margins and with bi-partisan support (3 democrats and 1 independent) both the Article V Countermand Amendment ‘Application’ on Congress and the Delegate Resolution. NON-PARTISAN!! Finally something we can ALL agree on!

HJR14 and SJR15 the Application for the Countermand Amendment Convention and HCR4 and SCR4 the Delegate Resolution
http://www.akleg.gov/basis/Bill/Detail/29?Root=HJR+14
http://www.akleg.gov/basis/Bill/Detail/29?Root=SJR+15
http://www.akleg.gov/basis/Bill/Detail/29?Root=HCR++4
http://www.akleg.gov/basis/Bill/Detail/29?Root=SCR++4

My phone number is included in the link below if you would like to find out how to advance a successful amendment convention that can be completed in 10 days. Visit the website or call me to find out how you can help us advance The Countermand thru your State Legislature or maybe to just cuss me out for speaking my mind. LOL. I’m not hard to find. Rant Over.

An Excellent Letter To State Legislators


To The Honorable State Legislator,
I am contacting you with the hope that you will take a hard look at the information I am presenting you today. I am asking you to pre-file The Countermand Call on Congress along with the corresponding Delegate Resolution containing the pre-approved text of The Countermand Amendment. I pray that this vitally important legislation can be introduced first thing next session. Please have your policy directors and analysts examine the following.. I hope to hear from you soon.
On Saturday April 16, 2016 Alaska made Constitutional history and it is going to change the course of our Constitutional Republic forever.  The Alaska House and Senate passed with overwhelming margins and with bi-partisan support (3 democrats and 1 independent) both the Article V Countermand Amendment ‘Application’ on Congress and the Delegate Resolution.  NON-PARTISAN!! Finally something we can ALL agree on!
HJR14 and SJR15 the Application for the Countermand Amendment Convention and HCR4 and SCR4 the Delegate Resolution
What does The Countermand do? Excellent question!

UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS CAN BE COUNTER-MANDED AND RESCINDED: (Not just nullified but rescinded!)
1. Executive Orders
2. Court decisions
3. Budgets & Debt
4. Obamacare
5. Social Issues
6. Treaties
7. Laws Against 2nd Amendment
8. DHS, EPA, BLM, IRS, DOJ Regulations and more COUNTERMAND IT!!

We don’t need 8 to 10 different amendments because The Countermand Amendment is THAT POWERFUL. 8 short clauses and fewer than 400 words of pure inspired good Old Fashioned American Ingenuity that our Founding Fathers would be proud of.
The Countermand Amendment will empower the States to Countermand and rescind any Federal law or regulation that violates States Rights or personal liberties. When 60% of the States agree on a specific Countermand the law or ruling is automatically rescinded. The Federal government can rewrite the law in a way more amenable to the States or abandon it. The States now become respected partners in government, not subjects to Federal mandates.
The Countermand Amendment does not alter the Constitution in any way. It simply allows the States the proper authority to protect their sovereignty from Federal or other forms of encroachment. There is not much time left before we are all under a tyranny that forbids us from properly using Article V. Only the States can restore our Constitutional Republic with Article V.
The Countermand Amendment stands apart from and independent of all other Article V initiatives. We will cooperate with any of them if they do not surrender sovereignty and deliberative Legislature authority. We have one chance to get this right. We must not be duped by flawed claims by others who have assumed that an Article V Convention is a ConCon (or some modified form) and that delegates are equivalent to the delegates at the 1787 Convention. Article V delegates are Ambassadors of the Legislatures, not free agents. They are not charged with the awesome task of creating a new Constitutional document and government.
The Countermand Amendment will stop Federal encroachments on: enumerated rights; un-enumerated rights (each rescission constitutionalizes a States Right in 10th Amendment); privacy; free markets; Congressional budgets; Court decisions; regulatory rulings; taxes; energy; Executive Orders; unfunded liabilities; health care; social issues; and more.

Intentional violators of the Amendment can be prosecuted under Federal or State laws.

With the Countermand Amendment the States retain their sovereign deliberative authority. WE THE PEOPLE will be able to petition legislators to seek relief from specific encroachments by the Federal government.

Each State Legislature can establish its own Countermand Committee to:
1) select and countermand encroachments adversely affecting their State: and
2) notify other State Countermand Committees of its action requesting they join them by exercising a similar countermand.

These are the 3 necessary documents below, I have also included step by step instructions for State Legislators

1) APPLICATION ON CONGRESS

Single Issue Countermand Amendment Convention
To assure that Congress will convene the Countermand Amendment Convention it is important that all Calling States have identical Titles and language in their Applications.
For a PDF copy of the Application on Congress click: http://citizeninitiatives.org/amendment_countermands/call_on_congress_countermand.pdf

2) COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT TEXT

To assure a safe, quick and successful Countermand Amendment Convention this text must be pre-approved by Calling States and included in the Delegate Resolution.
For a PDF copy of the Countermand Amendment click: http://citizeninitiatives.org/amendment_countermands/countermand_amendment.pdf

3) DELEGATE RESOLUTION COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT

Delegates are Ambassadors of their State Legislatures, they are not free agents! To assure a safe, quick and successful Convention it is necessary that all Calling States have the same instructions to their delegates to the Convention. This will prevent possible violations of Article I, Section 10 prohibiting Interstate Agreements without the consent of Congress. The Governor has no Article V authority and does not have to sign this Resolution. For a PDF copy of the Delegate Resolution click http://citizeninitiatives.org/amendment_countermands/delegate_resolution_countermand_amendment.pdf

Supporting Information:

STEP BY STEP PROCEDURES FOR STATE LEGISLATORS AND CONCERNED CITIZENS http://citizeninitiatives.org/Legislators/Step_by_Step_Instr_8-3-15.pdf

COMPARISON TABLE OF THE COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT VS. OTHER ARTICLE V GROUPS: http://citizeninitiatives.org/Media/Comparison-Table.pdf

WHY THE COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT: http://citizeninitiatives.org/Legislators/Why_CA_2.pdf

EMPOWERMENTS FOR STATE LEGISLATORS: http://citizeninitiatives.org/Legislators/CA_Empowerment_List.pdf

As an aside: 

We have 12 States suing over unprecedented federal land grabs. 26 States challenging E.O. AMNESTY law suit. 27 States challenging ACA obamacare. 24 States challenging the EPA over coal regulations. 27 States challenging Obama EPA water regulations. 11 States suing over bathroom policy?? Where does it end?

Why waste anymore time or money in Federal Courts with no guaranty of a favorable outcome when 30 States can simply Countermand the issue? If each lawsuit costs each State at least a million dollars just think how we could save The States right here alone!! We can free up our State resources again and use them to help The States and the people prosper again! Just imagine! SUPPORT THE COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT TODAY!!!

Visit www.countermands.us to learn how YOU can help rescue Liberty for America!

Our State Legislatures need the power of The Countermand NOW!
Don’t miss these awesome video messages from Alaska and Pennsylvania State Legislators who are endorsing The Countermand in their Great States.
PA State Rep. Cris Dush on Using The Countermand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqBKIrSCFlQ
AK State Rep Shelley Hughes on The Countermand
Together we CAN and WILL rein in The Federal Government safely, quickly and peacefully with The Countermand Amendment!!
Best Regards, from Kelli D Gordon serving as National Coordinator for
Citizen Initiatives Art 5 Countermand Amendment Convention
956-279-1604 located in McAllen, TX 78504
Thank you for your time and have a blessed day.
Under the Directorship of
Mr. Charles Kacprowicz, Executive Director
CITIZEN INITIATIVES
Countermand Amendment
P.O. Box 523
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Charles can be reached at 828-783-0599
SAM ADAMS AND BRUSHFIRES OF LIBERTY

A German’s View on Islam by Dr. Emanuel Tanya


Worth reading. Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.

The author of this email is Dr. Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist–a man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, and owned a number of large industries and estates. His references to past history are accurate and clear. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.

‘Very few people were true Nazis,’ he said, ‘but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of our world had come.

My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.’

We are told again and again by ‘experts’ and ‘talking heads’ that Islam is the religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the specter of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.

The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.

The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the ‘silent majority,’ is cowed and extraneous. Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.

China’s huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.

The average Japanese individual, prior to World War II, was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians, most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.

And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were ‘peace loving’?

History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt. Yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don’t speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.

Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.

Islamic prayers have now been introduced into Toronto and other public schools in Ontario, and, yes, in Ottawa too while the Lord’s Prayer was removed (due to being so offensive?! To whom? Not to the vast majority of Canadians!).

The Islamic way is only peaceful until the fanatics move in.

In Australia, and indeed in many countries around the world, many of the most commonly consumed food items have the halal emblem on them. Just look at the back of some of the most popular chocolate bars, and at other food products in your local supermarket. Foods on aircraft have the halal emblem, just to appease the privileged minority who are now rapidly expanding throughout the world.

In the U.K, the Muslim communities refuse to integrate and there are now dozens of ?no-go? zones within major cities across the country that the police force dare not intrude upon. Sharia law prevails there, because the Muslim community in those areas refuses to acknowledge British law.

As for we who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts — the fanatics who threaten our way of life.

Anyone who doubts the seriousness of this issue and just deletes this email without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand.

So, I beg you, extend yourself a bit and send this on and on and on in the hope that thousands, world-wide, read this, think about it, and send it on – before it’s too late . . .. because we remained silent.

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The Rand Corporation: The Think Tank That Controls America


By Alex Abella June 30, 2009
 
If you think the Internet came out of Silicon Valley, that NASA planned the first satellite to orbit Earth, or that IBM created the modern computer—think again. Each one of these breakthroughs was conceived at RAND, a shadowy think tank in Santa Monica, California.
NWO TERRIFIED MORE AWAKE BY THE HOUR
 
THE INTIMIDATION FACTOR
 
Rand rose out of the ashes of World War II. After witnessing the success of the Manhattan Project—the $2 billion initiative that created the first atomic bomb—a five-star Air Force general named Henry “Hap” Arnold (pictured) concluded that America needed a team of great minds to keep the country’s technology ahead of the rest of the world. In 1946, he gathered together a small group of scientists and $10 million in funding and started RAND (which stands for Research and Development). He even convinced a family friend, aircraft magnate Donald Douglas, to house the project at his factory in Santa Monica.
 
After a few short months, RAND got the attention of academics, politicians, and military strategists alike by issuing a prophetic study called “Preliminary Design of an Experimental World-Circling Spaceship.” At the time, rocket science was still in its infancy, so RAND’s call for an orbiting space station was revolutionary. Not only did the think tank specify the kind of fuel the spaceship would need and how quickly it could be built, but it also outlined how the station could predict the weather, transform long-distance communication, and, most importantly, intimidate our rivals abroad. If America could put a satellite into space, what else was she capable of?
 
Although President Truman passed on the space station, the military fell in love with RAND. Through Hap’s connections, the Air Force quickly became the think tank’s main contractor, and RAND began consulting on everything from propeller turbines to missile defense. Before long, the organization was so flush with contracts that it had to hire hundreds of additional researchers to keep up. In recruitment ads, RAND bragged about its intellectual genealogy, tracing a direct line from its president, Frank Collbohm, to Isaac Newton. Whether or not that claim was true, the institute secured a reputation as the place to dream up new ways to wage wars and keep enemies at bay.
 
By the 1960s, America’s rivals were paying attention. The Soviet newspaper Pravda nicknamed RAND “the academy of science and death and destruction.” American outfits preferred to call them the “wizards of Armageddon.”
 
WAR GAMES
 
The Soviets had good reason to worry about RAND. In 1957, the Air Force hired the think tank to create spy satellites. Within two years, it developed CORONA—a covert system that aimed to send camera-carrying satellites into orbit on the backs of missiles. While the idea was genius, the design was flawed. It took 13 failed attempts before the system finally got off the ground in 1959. Once it did, however, the results were spectacular. The CORONA satellite returned with 161 lbs. of film about the Soviet Union, more footage than spy planes had recovered in the previous four years combined.
 
For the following decade, CORONA became the backbone of American intelligence on the Soviet Union. Researchers watched troops march along the Russian border with China and spied on cities they’d never seen before. They could even count the fruit in Soviet orchards and analyze their crops.
 
By the early 1960s, RAND had established itself as a fixture of U.S. policy. Branching out from straight rocket science, the think tank had become the center of the nation’s nuclear strategy.
 
One high-profile RAND genius, John Williams, developed game theory to predict how the cagey Soviet Union might act during conflict.
The theory was a perfect fit for RAND, an organization that continually sought to impose objective reality on an irrational world.
 
Another genius, mathematician Albert Wohlstetter, came up with the fail-safe concept, which saved the world from nuclear conflagration several times. The idea called for a series of checkpoints for bombers armed with nuclear weapons. If a bomber pilot failed to receive confirmation at any checkpoint, he would abandon the mission and turn the plane around.
 
Once, in 1979, a mistake by a telephone operator led to a transmission that the United States was under nuclear attack from Moscow. Ten fighters from three separate bases took to the air armed with nuclear missiles. But in the end, because of Wohlstetter’s fail-safe system, none of them deployed their weapons.
 
Through the years, RAND’s sphere of influence became more visible. In the 1960s, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara hired scores of its young researchers—dubbed the “Whiz Kids”—to reorganize the Pentagon. But perhaps the thing that most solidified RAND’s reputation in the public’s imagination was the release of the Stanley Kubrick film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb in 1964.
 
The movie’s title character, a deranged Nazi scientist, was modeled after RAND’s eccentric Herman Kahn. A military strategist, Kahn famously argued that America could easily survive an all-out conflict with the Soviet Union if people took refuge in shelters and rationed food. Although the radiation would cause hundreds of thousands of genetic defects, Kahn insisted the American people would endure.
 
Kahn’s apocalyptic scenarios didn’t end there. He also dreamed up the Doomsday Machine, a device that could destroy all life on Earth, which Kubrick used in Dr. Strangelove. In fact, Kubrick borrowed so many of Kahn’s sayings and ideas that the scientist began demanding royalties. Kahn was so persistent that Kubrick finally had to tell him, “That’s not how things are done, Herman.”
 
SPINNING A WORLD WIDE WEB
 
While RAND has played a major role in keeping America safe from military attacks and nuclear catastrophes, the think tank has also left its mark on the communications industry. RAND is directly responsible for packet switching, the technology that made the Internet possible. It all started in the 1960s, when the military asked RAND researchers to solve a hypothetical question: If the Soviet Union destroyed all of our communication systems with a nuclear bomb, how could we fight back?
 
A young engineer named Paul Baran provided an elegant solution by likening the nation’s telephone wires to the brain’s central nervous system. Baran proposed sending messages via phone lines and changing words into numbers to avoid noise and distortion. Baran also decided that any content relayed should be divided into “packets,” or discrete bundles of data. As a result, messages were separated during transmission, and would then automatically reconfigure themselves once they reached their destination. More importantly, if direct communications were destroyed, the packets could reroute themselves through phone lines anywhere in the world.
 
Baran tried to convince AT&T to install the system, but the phone giant refused to create something that could become its worst competitor.
 
Instead, the creation of a worldwide packet-switching system was left to the Pentagon, which devised ARPANET, the predecessor to the Internet.
 
HEALTHY CHOICES
 
During the 1960s, RAND also expanded its lines of investigation into education, welfare reform, and criminal justice. By the time Richard Nixon took office in 1969, the think tank was an established, independent source for social policy research. So, when the issue of medical insurance sparked a great national debate, Nixon tapped RAND for ideas. At the time, there was little data on the effectiveness of free health care versus coverage plans with co-pays and deductibles. In particular, Nixon wanted to know if free health care made people healthier. To find the answer, RAND’s Health Division spent 10 years acting as the insurance company for more than 5,000 people around the country.
 
In the end, RAND’s research found that people who paid for health care were just as healthy as people who got it for free. With free health care, people went in for more regular medical screenings, but their other habits—exercise, diet, smoking—were worse. The message was not lost on the insurance industry, nor on the federal government. In 1982, when the study was released, only 30 percent of medical plans had deductibles. Five years later, more than 90 percent did.
 
THINKING AHEAD
 
Health care was just the beginning of RAND’s expansion into the social sciences. Although 50 percent of RAND’s current $223 million budget still comes from federal funding, much of that goes toward non-defense work. The think tank currently employs close to 1,000 researchers, who spend their time analyzing everything from renewable energy and obesity to hurricanes and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
 
Globalization has also opened up the organization’s opportunities. In addition to its five centers that handle social and economic policy issues, as well as the five centers that focus on international affairs, RAND has an affiliate organization in Europe, and a prominent voice in Middle Eastern policy. Most notably, the RAND Qatar Policy Institute is working on reconfiguring the emirate’s entire educational system.
 
Of course, RAND hasn’t exactly abandoned its bread-and-butter services. The organization touts three federally funded research and development centers that concentrate on national security. After all, RAND did establish the discipline of studying terrorism in the 1970s, long before the United Nations even had a working definition for the word.
 
Today, the RAND Terrorism Chronology Database, which has catalogued all acts of terrorism from 1968 to the present, has become an invaluable tool for the military and the government. It makes sense that in these times, our new president will pay attention to the think tank, too. Barack Obama has taken a keen interest in its study on post-traumatic stress disorder in soldiers returning from Iraq. In other words, RAND already has his ear.
 
THE WHO’S WHO OF RAND
 
John Nash ““ RAND was the motherland of game theory during the 1950s and 1960s, and among its most prominent players was John Nash—the soulful subject of the book and movie A Beautiful Mind. Nash came up with what is now called the Nash equilibrium, which is used to determine the stability of competition.
 
Thomas Schelling ““ Schelling was an economist who came to RAND shortly after Nash’s frenzied departure. His game theory concocted a worldview of aggression and counter-aggression that was heavily influential during the Vietnam War.
 
Kenneth Arrow ““ One of the most influential RAND employees, Arrow posited that greed is good, and that what he termed “consumer sovereignty” should rule society. Some critics have blamed Arrow’s Theorem for providing the theoretical foundation for the free market frenzy of the past 30 years, including the current housing market meltdown.
 
Albert Wohlstetter ““ The most prominent member of RAND’s so-called Nuclear Boys Club. A brilliant theoretical mathematician and an unparalleled nuclear strategist, he worked at RAND on and off from 1951 to his death 46 years later. He originated the Second Strike nuclear doctrine (make sure you have enough backup nukes to wipe out any attackers) and the Fail Safe principle (drop the big one on your target only after confirmation in flight from headquarters).
 
Daniel Ellsberg ““ An endlessly loquacious mathematical genius, strategic thinker, and unlikely peacenik. Disgusted with official lies about America’s involvement in Southeast Asia, he leaked the Pentagon Papers, which set in motion the end of the Vietnam War.
i no longer see a constitutional republic
 
This article originally appeared in mental_floss magazine. Alex Abella is the author of Soldiers of Reason: The RAND Corporation and the Rise of the American Empire (Harcourt, 2008).

127 Lawsuits Filed By States Against The Federal Government’s Unprecedented Over Reach Into Our God Given Rights To Liberty


THE COUNTERMAND WILL PUT A QUICK HALT TO THE NEED FOR ALL THESE WASTEFUL, TIME CONSUMING, MONEY BURNING LAWSUITS.
12 States suing over federal land grabs.
26 States challenging E.O. AMNESTY law suit.
27 States challenging ACA obamacare.
24 states challenging the EPA over coal regulations.
27 States challenging Obama EPA water regulations.
11 States suing over bathroom policy?? Where does it end?
Citizen Initiatives Countermand Amendment will stop ALL this with a quickness. If only people would stop to pay attention for a moment. Why waste time and money in Federal Courts with no guaranty of a favorable outcome when 30 States can simply Countermand the issue. Visit www.countermands.us to learn more.
Madison quote from Fed-45 the powers of the feds vs states
12 States suing over unprecedented federal land grabs
Wyoming, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota and South Dakota
26 States suing over the E.O. AMNESTY law suit.
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

Here Are the 32 States Who Are Defying Obama’s “Refugee” Program

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American outrage over refugees being allowed into the United States has never been higher. More and more states have been outspoken about the issue, even more so recently with events such as the Philadelphia Police Officer being shot by a radical Muslim.
When Obama first issued the edict the United States would welcome Syrian refugees, Americans throughout the country were furious. Luckily, many of the state’s government officials listened to the voters and immediately rejected Obama’s program. In all, a total of 32 states are now refusing Syrian refugees.
ocare to insure the uninsured
27 States suing over ACA obamacare.
Virginia, Florida, South Carolina, Nebraska,,Texas, Utah, Louisiana, Alabama , Michigan, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Washington Idaho, South Dakota, North Dakota, Arizona, Georgia, Alaska, Nevada, Indiana, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Ohio,
McCollum of Florida, who is pro-life, is joined by attorneys general from South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Michigan, Utah, Pennsylvania, Alabama, South Dakota, Idaho, Washington, Colorado and Louisiana.
24 states suing the EPA over coal regulations.
West Virginia are Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Arizona and North Carolina.
27 States suing the Obama EPA water regulations. (3 dif cases total 27)
The states got together in three separate groups to file lawsuits in different federal courts, based in Bismarck, N.D.; Columbus, Ohio; and Houston, Texas.
“Behold my display of the 2013 Federal Register,” Lee wrote in the Facebook description. “It contains over 80,000 pages of new rules, regulations, and notices all written and passed by unelected bureaucrats.” But here’s the part where you really need to pay attention: “The small stack of papers on top of the display are the laws passed by elected members of Congress and signed into law by the president [emphasis added].”
Sen. Mike Lee Uses One Simple Photo to Argue That We’ve Become a Nation of Regulations. “Behold my display of the 2013 Federal Register,” Lee wrote in the Facebook description. “It contains over 80,000 pages of new rules, regulations, and notices all written and passed by unelected bureaucrats.” But here’s the part where you really need to pay attention: “The small stack of papers on top of the display are the laws passed by elected members of Congress and signed into law by the president [emphasis added].” http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/01/13/mike-lee-in-one-simple-photo-argues-that-weve-become-a-nation-of-regulations/
Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Arizona, Utah and Georgia. Nebraska, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. Florida, Kansas, Kentucky,
11 States suing over bathroom policy?? Where does it end?
Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Arizona, Louisiana, Utah, Georgia and Texas http://www.mail.com/news/politics/4370092-11-sue-obamas-school-transgender-directive.html#.7518-stage-hero1-1
What does The Countermand do? How will it help? You ask great questions! 
LEARN HOW 30 STATES CAN COUNTERMAND AND RESCIND UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. (Not just nullified but rescinded!)
1. Executive Orders
2. Court decisions
3. Budgets & Debt
4. Obamacare
5. Social Issues
6. Treaties
7. Laws Against 2nd Amendment
8. DHS, EPA, BLM, IRS, DOJ Regulations and more COUNTERMAND IT!!
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Discover for yourself the beauty and power of The Countermand Amendment!
We don’t need 8 to 10 different amendments because The Countermand Amendment is THAT POWERFUL. Just 8 short clauses and fewer than 400 words of pure inspired good Old Fashioned American Ingenuity that, I believe our Founding Fathers would be proud of.
The Countermand Amendment does not alter the Constitution in any way. It simply allows the States the proper authority to protect their sovereignty from Federal or other forms of encroachment. There is not much time left before we are all under a tyranny that forbids us from properly using Article V. Only the States can restore our Constitutional Republic with Article V.
The Countermand Amendment stands apart from and independent of all other Article V initiatives. We will cooperate with any of them if they do not surrender sovereignty and deliberative Legislature authority. We have one chance to get this right. We must not be duped by flawed claims by others who have assumed that an Article V Convention is a ConCon (or some modified form) and that delegates are equivalent to the delegates at the 1787 Convention. Article V delegates are Ambassadors of the Legislatures, not free agents. They are not charged with the awesome task of creating a new Constitutional document and government.
Our State Legislatures need the power of The Countermand NOW!
Don’t miss the video messages from Alaska and Pennsylvania State Legislators who are endorsing The Countermand in their Great States.
PA State Rep. Cris Dush on Using The Countermand.
AK State Rep Shelley Hughes on The Countermand
Together we can and WILL rein in The Federal Government safely, quickly and PEACEFULLY! Posted below are the necessary documents.
 
1) APPLICATION ON CONGRESS Single Issue Countermand Amendment Convention To assure that Congress will convene the Countermand Amendment Convention it is important that all Calling States have identical Titles and language in their Applications. For a PDF copy of the Application on Congress click this link: http://citizeninitiatives.org/Legislators/Art_5_Application.pdf
2) COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT To assure a safe, quick and successful Countermand Amendment Convention this text must be pre-approved by Calling States and included in the Delegate Resolution. For a PDF copy of the Countermand Amendment click:
3) DELEGATE RESOLUTION COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT Delegates are Ambassadors of their State Legislatures, they are not free agents! To assure a safe, quick and successful Convention it is necessary that all Calling States have the same instructions to their delegates to the Convention. This will prevent possible violations of Article I, Section 10 prohibiting Interstate Agreements without the consent of Congress. The Governor has no Article V authority and does not have to sign this Resolution. For a PDF copy of the Delegate Resolution click this link
4) STEP BY STEP PROCEDURES FOR STATE LEGISLATORS AND CONCERNED CITIZENS
6) COMPARISON TABLE OF THE COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT VS. OTHER ARTICLE V GROUPS: http://citizeninitiatives.org/Media/Comparison-Table.pdf
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Best Regards from Kelli D Gordon serving as
National Coordinator for Citizen Initiatives
Article V Countermand Amendment Convention
Visit the website to learn more and find out how you can help resuce Liberty! www.countermands.us

Mohamed Biker and Boxing Clubs Promise To Conquer Your Country For Allah


It is past time to crush these Ottoman Headcutters.
DEATH TO MOHAMEDANS AND DEATH TO ISLAM
This is of one of the German biker gangs who have promised to, working in coalition with other Muslim groups, take over Europe. While European men have been sissifying themselves trying to become like women and the women have been trying to become like men, these Muslim gangs are literally preparing themselves for an aggressive, long, existential struggle to conquer Germany for Allah and Islam. https://www.facebook.com/americanbikers/videos/997459430343227/

muslim majority has no minority

Hey mohamed.
Stop singing it and start bringing it. I ain’t got all day.
CAIR Joins With Black Lives Matter And Calls For Islamic Revolution In The USA (Video) http://gopthedailydose.com/2016/05/06/cair-joins-black-lives-matter-calls-islamic-revolution-usa-video/

CAIR Leader Arrested in Major Child Sex Trafficking Ring Bust
“These are very dangerous people and they are after our children.”
http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/cair-leader-arrested-major-child-sex-trafficking-ring-bust

Islamic State in France: “The French must die by the thousands”
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/05/islamic-state-in-france-the-french-must-die-by-the-thousands

CONFIRMED: 117 of Obama’s Released Gitmo Detainees Returned to Terrorism So Far http://www.jewsnews.co.il/2016/02/25/confirmed-117-of-obamas-released-gitmo-detainees-returned-to-terrorism-so-far/

Volunteers Wanted. State Leaders Willing To Do What It Takes To Rescue Liberty For Your Great State. Join Citizen Initiatives Today! Be Part of History in the Making! Discover How We The People Will Countermand the Tyranny in 2017.


Volunteers Wanted. State Leaders Willing To Do What It Takes To Rescue Liberty For Your Great State. Join Citizen Initiatives Today! Be Part of History in the Making! Discover How We The People Will Countermand the Tyranny in 2017.

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