Global Depression 2015?

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Steve Monahan:

Something to think about…

Originally posted on 2015 Depression:


Economist David Levy argues instability in emerging markets will sink the U.S. economy in 2015.

European economies are battling depression-era levels of unemployment and the threat of deflation.

And emerging economies, like China, are having trouble maintaining the kind of growth they have become accustomed to in recent years. The most recent readings out of China have the world’s second-largest economy growing at roughly 7.5% per year, down from the 10% growth it averaged for two decades before its economy began to slow in 2012. And this pattern holds for other emerging economies like Brazil and Russia.

Optimists hope that an accelerating U.S. economy will have what it takes to drag the rest of the world out of the doldrums, as it has done during so many past recoveries. But David Levy, economist and chairman of the Jerome Levy Forecasting Center, argues that the problems of the rest of the world…

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Is 2015 Depression Coming

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Originally posted on 2015 Depression:
-Warren Buffett

Billionaires Dumping Stocks

Jim Whitefort

When it comes to investing in the stock market, we’re told to follow the smart money. Who might that be? The most influential investors/businessmen in America today are Warren Buffett, John Paulson, and George Soros. Their investing acumen has helped them amass billions of dollars and millions of followers.

With the stock market trading at record highs one would think they’re still snapping up U.S. stocks. The NASDAQ is up 275% since the markets bottomed in March 2009, and the New York Stock Exchange is up 165%.

The most important stock market indices are keeping pace. The S&P 500 has climbed more than 210% (and closed above 2,000 for the first time ever in August 2014). The Dow Jones Industrial Average has increased 175%.

But should we follow the smart money when they’re shedding American stocks? Some of the most visible and vocal…

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Are You a Visionary and a Doer?

 “If you have vision, you see exactly what we see before us. It’s the future of animal welfare in America, just across the horizon. Now, open your heart, you will see it even closer and clearer”

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If you see it then you are one of us…the Visionaries, the Dreamers, and the Doers of life.

We are the ones that see Hope in a hopeless world.  We see before us clearly the unity of all, where others see only separated fragments.

We have found inner peace in a world of constant outer war. We see all around us love in a world without love. We look to the future not the past. We live in each moment of time. We plant trees we will never enjoy the shade of. We see love in the face of a puppy. Hope in the eyes of a child.

We know everything is possible to achieve. We are the connectors and the emissaries to the future world. We feel pain and hurt but know that is how we grow and learn. We know the days are brighter ahead despite the turmoil we see and know may come. We are the roar of the Lion, the flight of the eagle, the warmth of the sun and the flow of the waters.

We are creators. We bend with the wind and spring back when it passes. We flow eternal. We flow strong and steady around and over the rocks. We persevere the set backs and storms and we grow in strength. With damaged wings we soar high above the fray. With broken hearts we overflow with love for all.

We are beyond the flesh, immortal, made of visions and dreams. The architects and the builders of a higher world just beyond the horizon. For we are the dreamers and the doers.

Our current animal sheltering system is terribly broken. We kill 11,000 health family cats and dogs in our shelters every 24 hours of every day. Our organization for 10 years has worked within this broken system. The futility of it is apparent. We are applying bandages to an open unstopable wound. We can no longer operate within this system. We must change the system, A higher more humane animal sheltering model is just beyond the horizon. Be part of that future. Be a part of Green Shelters America.

If you share our Vision and want to change, not just tweak the current system, then join with us and become a member of Green Shelters America


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Happy Thanksgiving…

Steve Monahan:

Great Guest post

Originally posted on Mike's White Street:

SailWell, I am supposed to be en route to West Palm Beach, via the Atlantic Ocean. The plan was to drive down to Savannah this past Saturday, provision the boat , BTW an awesomely handsome 47′ racing catamaran, on Sunday, and depart the port of Savannah early Monday, destination south. We were to sail down that heavenly path between the eastern shore of Florida and the Gulf Stream, hoping for a decent wind in the right direction. As they say, “the best laid plans…”, a confederation of weather, work and unexpected family obligations thwarted our design, at least for this week, Thanksgiving week 2014.

I am missing this journey, though not too much. I long ago learned that sometimes delayed gifts and pleasures are just the more sweeter. And, as it turns out, the weather down there, along our intended course, is just awful. We’ll have another go mid-to-end-December, and…

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Support National BLACK dog FRIDAY

Steve Monahan:

Did you know that Black Dogs are the least adopted and most killed dogs in our shelters?

Originally posted on Green Pets America - How To Recycle and Rehome Homeless Pets:

Did you know that black dogs are the most killed dogs in America?

Animal Shelters know it and animal rescue groups know it but the general public is unaware of this tragic fact.

We intend to be the voice for Black Dogs and have created a national campaign to save black shelter dogs. We are partnering with Green Pets America Charities to raise awarenes and get these beautiful dogs adopted.

Help us adopt 1,000 black dogs this Black Friday

Lets make Black Friday


We can shop AND adopt. Make Black Friday mean more than just a shopping day. Make it a SAVING LIVES DAY as well.

Please call your shelter. Give them this flyer. Tell your friends. Tell the news in your area.

Post this on your Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest and other sites.

And make a tax deductible donation at Green Pets…

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Give Your Customers What They Didn’t Know They Wanted

quote on brand and technology #BrandIn cutting edge technology you want your brand to be exactly what your customers didn’t know they were looking for.

Think of all the technology you are relying on today that wasn’t invented 10 years ago – and you didn’t know you even needed it.

In most industries you want your Brand to deliver exactly what the customer is expecting and wants. Good brands deliver on the experience the customer wants. But, some brands need to think about what would make life better for people who  didn’t know they even wanted it!  Apple computer as an example was perfect at that. Lets hope Apple can continue to be ahead of the game.


What is the Most Important Aspect of a Brand?


The most important aspect of a BRAND is the emotional connection between the brand and it’s customer


So, the question is how do you create that emotional connection to your prospective and your current customer? You do it by telling a story about your brand. You tell why you started your business, why you love doing what you do.  And by sharing yourself with your customer. You do it by being genuine, not phony. By being open, not closed. By being truthful. By focusing on your clients wants and needs –  not your wants and needs. And be consistent.

Think about the brands you purchase or admire. What makes you emotionally connect to them and select them?. #BRAND

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Steve Forbes on BRANDS

Steve Forbes Quote Brands #BRAND

“Your brand is the single most important investment you can make in your business” – Steve Forbes

Do you know your brand? Your customers do. If they admire it they purchase your goods and services. If they don’t admire your BRAND they don’t buy from you. If you want more sales talk to a brand expert. If you understand what you do and why you do it and how it will help your customer you are starting to uncover your brand. It takes introspection to discover your brand and connect it to your clients needs and wants. And it must resonate and create an emotional response between you and your potential clients and current clients.

We have a hard time seeing the forest through all the trees when looking at our own career or our own business. That is why it is so important to make the investment in retaining an expert to uncover your personal or business brand. If you get your branding right everything else falls into place. If you don’t get your branding right everything becomes a hit or miss proposition. A good brand brings consistency, for your customer and for you. #BRAND

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Richard Branson on Brands

Richard Branson Quote on Brand #BRAND

“Too many Companies Want Their Brands To Reflect Some Idealized Perfected Image of Themselves. As A Consequence Their Brands Acquire No Texture, No Character.

Your brand must represent who you truly are, what you think and most important what you do. People are not stupid, they see phony a mile away. Be you and connect. Be someone else and you will fail as a brand.


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