I remember the day of 911. I went to the dentist and listened to it on the radio while my tooth got drilled.
Shitty stuff having 2,000 people die. I met the moms and friends of some of them.
That day I remember looking around and seeing everyone around me in shock, sluggish, out of it.
I tried to do my best to rally the troops. I got my staff all pumped up and positive, and looking at how we could help, but I saw something that really had me concerned. The rest of the world around me looked like they had just been kicked in the balls.
We watched the stock market crash, then the housing market, and the recession.
My blog tonight isn’t going to make any difference to what is about to happen. The stock market is going to surge. Everyone is going to pull their heads out of their asses, and they will get a bit more motivated again. In fact, a bitchen side effect is probably that “mental health” drug sales will decrease as well as America goes back to being happy. All of these are fine things. I look forward to my stocks doubling over the next year.
And yes, I think the special forces guys are bitchen and kick ass. I get the pleasure of treating quite a few of these guys, to get them ready to go out and kick ass on a regular basis. Laser targeted operations like this are inexpensive and can be very, very effective at implementing foreign policy. This also may very well prove to be in violation of international law, which is not an example we should be sending.
The big lesson from this is not pissing people off, by killing them and taking their stuff. Not a single one of us Americans would be o.k. with Mexico coming in and taking our corn, or our wheat, or taking control of the redwoods. We would not tolerate Belgium coming into the U.S. and setting up a military base here that we would not be allowed to remove.
The reason extremest Muslims are pissed at us, is a story that goes back to the crusades when the Europeans were going in and kicking ass on the Muslims. Sure the Muslims had taken over Jerusalem back then. I get it. The problem is that Europeans, (now Europeans and Americans), have been going into the middle east to grab stuff we wanted ever since them. If you keep taking oranges from your neighbors yard, they will get pissed off.
The old Christian value of doing unto others as you would have them do unto you is a great one. Setting an example on a global scale, that you would expect your next door neighbor to follow with you is also a great idea.
If as a country we violate the law, and are criminals abroad, don’t be surprised if our kids learn that is cool and an o.k. way to take an advantage.
So as we all get rich, and we go into a decade of prosperity, yes things are going to get better now, can we really all work to reinforce good ethics, good manners, and treat the rest of the world with the same kindness and respect that we expect from them?
Hope I didn’t piss you off to much reading this.
Rock and roll, long live America, and lets all have some fun now, play some football, go surfing, chase hot chicks, and make some money, what do you say?
Oh, and while we are at it, lets make some really bitchen stuff that makes us really proud to be Americans.
Here is a short list of things to work on:
1. Inexpensive source of Electricity.
2. Desalination that doesn’t create a lot of pollution.
3. Better recycling techniques
4. Excellent, fast, safe public transportation.
5. Oh, and when you make money, save it, the economy will suck again in 10 or 20 years.
Let’s do it.
I like Amish Shah. He is a bright guy, drives a Ferrari, hangs out with Frank Kern, blah, blah, but I LOVE his wife!
She is intelligent, classy, gorgeous, a dentist, a great listener, and she spends a lot of her life helping others when nobody knows about it!
Well, a lot of people are going to know about it now.
She is part of a group that goes to Africa and helps the people of an African village in Uganda.
They will be providing basic dental help to folks who really need it.
As America becomes tougher to live in, and the third world improves, it becomes more important than ever to reach out and help others.
Pretty soon the far away third world will be completely our world.
Let’s continue going back to the old style of America, where we are looked at as creative leaders, and the ones you go to, to help.
And lets face it, if you donate a few bucks to Pujah, you might even get the attention of the guy in charge of her internet marketing, dk, Amish Shah.
Go here to read more about it, be a fan, and buy a few sterile syringes, or some filling material.
1. Be honest. As a group we now control the communication of the world. As I write this I am sending a message around one person in China every second. Each of these communications, blog posts, tweets, ads, pings, auctions etc. are communications. We have the ability to set an example that will be seen all over the world. How bout in 10 years the world says to us. Thanks guys, when the world became corrupt, and we didn’t know who to believe, we knew that what we saw on the internet was true. Joking? Fuck no. Dead serious.
2. Be generous. If you really work hard, nose to the grindstone and all that, and study up on making money using the internet you will succeed. I don’t mean shortcuts, I mean old school, study, make contacts, study the technical stuff, stay up all night working. For at least the next year or years, you will probably be able to make more money than 90% of the people who live on the planet. There is no need to hide to learn what you learned. Sure you can keep your newest greatest idea secret, but for those of us who are doing o.k. or better, often sharing that one idea you probably won’t get to, could change someones life.
3. Work on Good things that help people. One of my greatest sources of pride are the cartoon books on bodyabcs.com. They have taught hundreds of thousands or maybe more people about chiropractic. I made money off of less than 1% of those people. All the rest of them were improved by it. In fact those cartoon books have been used. I have been going through hundreds of offers on affiliate networks lately, and honestly most of them are deceptive, or dishonest. I want to be proud of what I sell people. Help find good things in the world that we can share with others.
4. Take care of yourself for me. I love you guys and gals. We all work crazy hours, and live in a world that celebrates booze, drugs, and cheating to get ahead. Take good care of your body and mind, so we can all be around, happy and healthy for a long time to come.
5. Take care of everyone else. The world needs your briliance and creativity. Most of the people in the world live a horrible life compared to us. I don’t want you to give them charity, it will just make them weak. But figure out ways to better their minds and skills so they can take care of themselves and help those around them the same.
I am sure this list could be much longer, but if we could just get done numbers one through 5 in the next 10 years, we will be in really good shape.
P.S. Oh yeah, and stop killing people, other than when they are trying to kill someone else.
Just a short post before I go to sleep.
I knew Jeremy (Shoemoney) was in town today.
I also knew he was busy with Frank Kern’s List Control seminar.
I had tried to get in, but was unable even to buy a ticket, the demand was so high.
I am a huge fan of Frank Kern, and one of his partners Andy Jenkins, the Video Boss guy.
I had never heard of them before a few months ago.
I get downtown to the hardrock to meet Jeremy, and before I find anyone, I run into Frank.
Running an event like that is very hard work, so I just made a quick introduction by the elevator, shook his hand, and mentioned my office was in Bird Rock. Frank said he peices of the bird rock reef (from surfing) in his X$%#.
I left him at that, so as not to impose.
I then hooked up with Jeremy.
We caught up, discussed the fact that I had registered so many of the Elite Retreat guys for thinktank, and how much I appreciated him, and how much we loved each other. Even with good friends, if you just communicate online, and with blogs, it isn’t until you are in person that you can get all the details straight and make sure each other are cool with everything each other did. Jeremy wanted to make sure I was o.k. with him talking about how SEO sucked and me in the same blog post, and I made sure he was o.k. that I had used him and his image so much to promote my stuff without asking. Of course neither of us cared, and both give very generously to the other whenever needed without question and without asking.
Then down in the lobby later I meet Franks staff. Wonderful, wonderful people. After talking I get invited to the event tomorrow, of which I am so grateful, touched, flabbergasted, and overjoyed that I can not even believe it. I told them I would pay whatever they wanted, and all I can say is that they are incredibly gracious and generous people. Tomorrow I am going to do everything I can to help.
Then as I was going to leave, I run into Andy Jenkins at the front desk. Never met the guy before in my life. I walk up, and before I can say Hi Andy, he reaches out and hugs me. He hugs like I do. Very close, very loving, to the point that if you were not as touchy feely as we are it would seem like we were gay. I love this guy. He immediately felt like my best friend. Why he is so successful is obvious.
I am famous for loving everyone, hugging everyone, and truly deeply caring about the people I meet. This guy makes me seem like a jerk. I was so impressed watching him deal with me and the others around me that it blew my mind. He immediately invited me to the VIP area upstairs by the pool bar later.
I shoot home to get shoes instead of the sandals I have on. I call and tell my staff. Immediately Jenny, Cait and Jenny’s sister visiting from Boston doll themselves up and off we go.
Andy greeted them like long lost friends.
Even after I begged Andy covered the tab for all of us, and about 12 others.
We danced, (I gave a few Salsa lessons) ate, some drank, and in honor of the occasion I even had a sip of champagne.
We discussed the importance of people, chiropractic, changing the world for the better, and how lucky we all were.
It was probably 73 degrees outside at night with a lovely fire going and music playing.
I met his friends and was made welcome into their little group.
I know this was one of the more important nights of my life.
I am so grateful to the generosity of all involved, and of course to Shoemoney who continually opens door after door for me.
Now to try to grab some sleep so I can pay attention tomorrow!
Tonight I am sick and I am also pissed off. For any of you who know me well, neither of those things happen to me very often, like I don’t think I have had a cold in around two years which is typical for me.
Here is why. There are X number of miners who are now either dead, or in grave danger, and it sounds like around 3 more who died trying to rescue them.
What was this great jewel for which these guys are risking their life or dying? Is it some universal truth?, Saving a child? Creating an eternal utility that will benefit mankind for centuries to come? All of these are things I would risk my life for. Nope, they were going underground to get coal.
Why are they going after coal? This coal will be for the greatest degree be used to be burn, which will heat water, which will boil. When the water boils it can turn wheels. When these wheels turn, they have magnets attached, which push electrons through wires. Those electrons moving through wires, is electricity. These guys are risking their lives, and/or dying so we can watch T.V., and run our I-Pods.
I am all for energy consumption. AS we speak my wife and I both have our Mac’s open, and the T.V. news is rolling in the background.
I am not one to bitch and moan without giving solutions. So here is the solution. Yes I can say this because I have been saying this for 20 years.
To preface this I love military. I love the idea of high tech equipment rolling across the tundra kicking ass on evil people. Lots of my peeps got gassed in world war 2, and my wife would have been speaking German and eating strudel, instead of Norwegian if we had not spent a grip on going into Europe to whoop Hitler.
I am all about righteous causes, and sacrificing oneself for the betterment of mankind. I have lived this my whole life, from being a lifeguard, to teaching, to being a chiropractor.
The fact that we have spent something like a Trillion dollars the last few years on wars to protect us from unknowable enemies that we can’t really put our fingers on, and that haven’t turned out to be exactly what we thought they were is another story. Not saying it wasn’t a good way to spend money. I have a lot of warrior friends who got their chance to test their training, shooting mortars, missiles, flying, and even get to drop out of a helicopter into a building and play street fighter except for real.
I am not a fan in any way of the death that took place on either side as a result of this.
All you need to make electricity is something that moves relatively frequently in quantity that you can latch onto. A common way is burning something like coal, or oil, or making heat from a nuclear reaction that heats water. Once you have steam from the hot water you can turn a wheel, which moves the magnets against the wires, which moves the electrons and makes electricity.
I had the pleasure of meeting a guy a few years ago who is one of the greatest windmill designers in the world. He was working on a bearing for the center of the entire windmill where all of the friction from the spinning is, that would hold the tons up from magnetism. This is the force you feel when you put the wrong sides of two magnets up against each other. Amazingly, it creates almost no friction but can hold a ton of weight.
What if we had given that Trillion dollars plus of war debt to help him build the best windmill he could and then crank them out by the thousands to power up the entire country?
What if we had given that money to my buddy Paul Cross the inventor who came up with a tidy idea on how to use the tide moving in and out to push a simple paddle, which spins a wheel, which makes electricity.
A few years back I met a guy who worked with his wife for a guy named Openheimer. For those of you who don’t know the name, this group spent a few months in New Mexico and created the first atomic bomb. Americans rock at getting together in small groups of brilliant people to peak stuff that moves technology in huge giant steps forward, ie: car, airplane, A-Bomb, computer, internet.
So I am pissed. I am pissed that we just blew a trillion bucks on a war with very little measurable benefit of outcome, that we just passed a health care deal that puts more money toward surgery and drugs that are not really solutions to the cause of health problems, (exercise, chiropractic, nutrition, mental health). Along with this we spent billions of dollars on companies that suck and could not make a profit. I have made a profit every week during this recession. Give me the money, or Shoemoney, or someone else in our crew, and we will make a bunch more out of it creating jobs and improving our country along the way.
All of this happened the week after I just spent 40 hours over 2 weeks making sure my taxes were as perfect, honest and tight as I could possibly make them, just so I can give away over 50 percent of my income to a government that will spend it on programs that give money to people who don’t work 80 hours a week like I do.
So how do we solve this?
Over time I will go into more details but it is this simple.
1. Don’t invest money in killing people. There are very, very few times where killing people makes things better. Hold a gun to one of my friends heads and if I have a way you will be gone in 3 seconds. Other than that, there are very, very few times it makes sense. Stopping other mass murders or genocides is usually a good time to use war.
2. Don’t invest money in treating symptoms. Unless the medical treatment cures the cause of the disease, or at least makes a massive, measurable improvement of function such as insulin with diabetics, don’t spend money on it. Treating symptoms is no more intelligent than smoking dope, or taking coke. You feel better, but get sicker over time. If people want drugs or medical treatments to help how they feel, let them work to make that money. And no, you don’t deserve any health care. God did not make us, or we were not created, with a plaque that says we will always deserve the most expensive healthcare on the planet. There just is and will never be enough money for that, just do the math.
SPEND ANY GOVERNMENT HEALTH CARE DOLLARS ON THINGS THAT HAVE PROVEN TO PREVENT ILLNESS NOT TREAT IT
3. Abolish the IRS, and create a consumption tax of a fixed percentage. Everyone would save instead of spend, and you wouldn’t have to do taxes. Even if it wasted a crap load of money, which it won’t think how much time it would save, and the increase in your productivity as a result.Wow, was that so tough?
4. Stop paying instructors to talk to students. Instructors need to be there until the students learn how to read and study on their own, and then they serve no purpose. They only personnel needed for school are to keep the kids in line, and help them on how to learn. While we are on it, don’t force kids to go to school. Education is a gift, but if you don’t want it, don’t force it on them. Let them work when they are young. I did manual labor starting at around age 10, and have worked a job or a business since I was 15. It did me a ton of good. Put all of the education online, well written, and let students guide their own curriculum.
5. Keep the military, train them, buy them the best stuff, and make them bad ass and strong, but give them domestic work to keep them busy, productive and worth the money we spend on them.
6. Stop giving money to people who fail. O.K. if you are born with no arms or some unlucky tragic thing take care of them, and give them a break. Everyone else, get up and work. I promise you when I am old, my hip doesn’t work, and I can barely breathe, I will be doing everything I can to improve my life, the life of my family, my community, and my country. I totally dig this one elderly Asian man (I think Philipino), must be 70, who I see at the beach every summer digging through the garbage for Aluminum cans. Wow he inspires me! So life has been rough? Tough! Talk to my buddies like my friend the graphic artist in Manilla, Jonathan Antonio, who was working for me, literally while his neighborhood was flooding, and water was pouring in through his roof.
7. By the way, read up on drinking 2 oz. of pomegranate juice a day. All of the research shows it clears out your arteries like a drain cleaner. Don’t trust me on this, research it for yourself, but it sounds like a miracle drug to me. (Ask your doctor )
8. Take all the money we save, and use it to develop long term renewable energy sources for the benefit of all mankind.
That is enough to get started. Let’s get those things in place over the next few months, and we should be in good shape.
If you guys decide you want me to head this up, feel free to elect me and I will be more than happy to get these things in place, but you all better be ready to work ☺
Then once we have all of these things in place, the country should be humming along. Then we can show it all on some reality T.V. shows, and the rest of the world can copy us.
A tsunami is heading toward San Diego right now, traveling around 600 miles per hour, the speed of a jet. We just had a mondo earthquake in Chile, one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded.
My office is two blocks from the water. Unlikely to be affected, but ???? So I flashed through my mind about what’s inside, all the records, is all the data backed up? Check, Check, Check. For 20 years we have had an emergency plan so that if the chiropractic office was ever destroyed, we could be back in business within a few hours, and fully operational within 24.
What’s funny is that I have fantasized my whole life about surfing a tsunami, and I am sure in San Diego in a few hours some of the crew will be. Today I think I will just be on the shore, not in the water, but I wouldn’t miss it for anything.
When we bought our house I even took that into consideration. Looked for fire risk, if the river flooded how high would the water get, how’s it build for a big earthquake, and how big of a tsunami would it take to wash our house out. Check, check, check, check!
I love when the earth does a little shimmy, or raises an eyebrow. The funny part is when people are surprised that it did. I was there for one of the huge L.A. earthquakes when I was a kid, and then there for the big one in San Francisco.
This is one reason I have never been able to be lazy. I am pretty much either playing hard, or working on something with an income potential. Trust me there have been tons of failures for every success.
Tsunamis come in many ways. Car accidents like the one that just vastly effected the family of a good friend of mine, recessions, stock market crashes, housing market crashes, employees quitting, getting fired, and the list is endless.
Then there are the slow ones, heart disease, arthritis, cancer, and mental deterioration.
Just cause I may sound a little cocky about keeping thing prepped myself, doesn’t mean I don’t have empathy for those who suffer. I have suffered plenty in my life, and I am sure I will again. In fact most of what I do, is to help others and in fact that is how ALL of us should roll.
Here is the wake up call. These things, one or all, are on their way toward you.
I am always surprised by people who don’t work hard, who don’t realize that obstacles will try to rear their head just around the corner. If you reading this, then you have time to do something about it now.
The tsunami is coming. It is always coming.
So now is the time to backup your computer, defrag your mind, get some exercise, take your vitamins, start being honest, put less harmful stuff in your body, and wax up your surfboard for what’s around the corner.
As for me I am ready for the tsunami, have been for 20 years.
Hmmm… maybe I should grab my board
You may be able to help thousands or more people in Iran to twitter what is going on with their protests using free speech.
Change your twitter time and city to Tehran to protect the identity of Iranians protesting their government.
The short story is that last week in Iran there was a presidential election that was apparently very close.
There is now apparently a large amount of censorship going on in Iran of phones and internet.
Twitter in Iran is one of the few ways of getting info out.
The twittersphere is saying, that if you change your city to Tehran, and your timezone to Tehran, then you can help mask the identity of those twittering out their reports of what is going on.
If you want to follow along, watch this page for a while. #IranElection
The old government who has been in power is what you would expect from Iran recently.
The new presidential candidate, that these protestors support, is in favor of things like freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
If you want to help, change your twitter city to tehran, and your twitter location to tehran. If you want to help even more, then tweet about this.
Iran is very possibly the most powerful country in the middle east. The direction that things go there over the next week may have a very powerful effect on our daily lives in terms of our own personal and national security in the rest of the world.
Time to be a citizen of the world my friends!
Signing off, dk the jew, who is persian for the week.
A plane crashed real close to my house today. Real Close. We didn’t even hear it take place.
It was pretty amazing. My wife and I were sitting at our dinning room table planning our Christmas vacation. We are going skiing/boarding in Aspen, and spending some other days exploring the Rocky’s.
So while we are sitting there discussing the trip, and making reservations, this poor pilot is crusing out over the Pacific with a bad engine.
The Marines airport, Miramar, where they filmed Top Gun, is around 2 miles from the ocean. Real close to where we live.
This pilot is out over the ocean and his engine goes bad. I believe he was flying an F/A 18 hornet.
He had taken off from an aircraft carrier and was on his way to the airport by my house.
I hear one of his engines went bad.
So you are flying this multimillion dollar aircraft and you have a few options. I don’t know if they were his options, or his seniors. Regardless of what he was told, it ultimately was still his choice, he was flying the plane.
He had the option of ditching the plane over the ocean, ejecting, and hoping he gets picked up. The ocean is currently around 60 degrees, and you can survive in it for I am sure at least an hour, if not a lot longer. I know because I go surfing in it frequently. The other option is trying to save the plane and landing it at Miramar. The downside of that is you have to fly over my house.
He chose flying over the houses and landing at the airport.
From what I heard he was aiming down our canyon, the same canyon I occasionally go mountain biking in. At some point, around a quarter mile from the beginning of the military base his plane hit the ground. He had ejected a way back, parachuted down and landed in a tree. His plane hit a house, and killed at least a few people. I still don’t know if I know these people or not.
Imagine the guy who made the decision, and what must have gone through the pilots mind. From the Navy website it sounds like the plane costs around 50 or 60 million. They must have been weighing the costs and risks of the pilots life, the pilots training which I have been told by jet pilots costs around 1 million dollars, the risk of life of civilians which is bad, and also bad PR for the military, the cost of the plane, and the probabilities of which of the outcomes would take place. Meanwhile all of these things are taking place, really, really fast.
From watching them, it looks like it takes these planes less than a minute to get from the ocean to the air field. Remembering the Blue Angels fly over our house, so close that you can see the condensation form off the wings, I bet takes them more like 10 seconds to make that flight.
So you have very little time to make a decision that could take your own life, the life of others, and possibly cost the government 50 or 60 million dollars.
In the end the pilot, and possibly his senior, decided to shoot up the canyon and try to make the airport.
They didn’t make it.
Came fairly close to my house too.
My condolences to the friends and surviving family of those killed. Happy to help in any way I can.
The poor pilot survived. Landed in a tree. I am guessing he is going to feel really bad about what happened. I might even know him.
Decisions sometimes need to be made in split seconds, and the results can be massive. I have found that the business decisions I make today, can have a huge effect on my business, myself, and my family for years or more to come.
In the internet industry we have a lot of power, and effect the opinions of thousands or sometimes millions of people.
As we get closer to Christmas may I invite you to look at what you are doing, and the consequences it will have months, years, and generations down the road.
Maybe make a change now, so when the time comes, you can avoid that last minute decision?
I’ve made some changes for the better because of this, and I enourage you to join me in helping to make this a better planet.
Special Bulletin!! Emergency Guest Post By Rhea Drysdale
Aftermarket.com Added to Sponsors of the ‘SEOintelligence Contest‘
At this year’s sold out Think Tank conference, attendees will experience an industry first, the SEOintelligence Contest. Playing for charity and themselves, details are top secret until the rules are revealed Friday evening. What we can share is that Aftermarket.com, the auction platform from DomainTools is now an official sponsor. We’d like to thank them for their partnership and encourage everyone to check out their upcoming live domain auction Wednesday, September 24th, at New York’s T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Conference.
Additional sponsors of the contest include SEOintelligence.com, search marketing software for competitive webmasters, agencies and marketers.
Think Tank attendees, the SEOinlligence Contest is your mission should you choose to accept it!
When I first went to Pubcon I felt very left out. Here I was in Vegas with 2000 other Internet geeks who were into SEO, 301′s, linkbuilding and all that jazz, and yet when the sessions were over I had met like 3 people, and no body wanted to have dinner with me.
That is why I started the poker tournament.
Now Todd Malicoat, stuntdbl, has put together a place where the cool and the noobs can rub shoulders. If you are a noob, and want to meet any of the elite, just come over to me at this charity event and I will force them to meet you.
This will take place next door to SES on Monday night at 8:00. Anyone can get in if you pay the $40 in advance.
The cost is $40 to get in, and the money goes to charity. Seriously, what in this world can you get for $40 that has any value any more?
From my experience to be honest, you will meet a lot more people, get a lot more insider info, and leverage your trip a heck of a lot more by going to this party, than you probably will by listening to any of these guys on stage.
After all, are they more likely to loosen up and give you their secrets while half passed out while draped over a chair at midnight or on stage wearing a tie while like 746 people are watching them including possible future and past bosses and clients?
Neil Patel, and myself are planning to challenge Shoemoney and Dave Dellanave to a breakdancing contest, winner take all! Just don’t ask me to get down on the floor as I might not be able to get back up!
Register for the party here,
The page broke in firefox, but hey, your an Internet geek, Make it work anyway!