The Real Smell of Success

By Michael Haynes | October 12, 2017

This is Belgium. Bruges to be exact. I’d like to say I took the picture. I’ve taken some great pictures in my day, but I think this one is a little too good and perfect. But I will tell you; I have stood at this very spot. It is as awesome as this picture looks. And it was at this moment; I loved what I did because I was able to stand there at that very moment and soak in an entirely different culture. And the Belgian beer. Seriously, the Westmal Triple. You have to have one before you die.…

US VP Pence Walks Out of NFL Game Under Protest

By Michael Haynes | October 9, 2017

Our look at the American protests continuing in the game of football, which is not our brand of football, but while that does amuse us, nothing delights us quite like a staged protest paid for by the American taxpayers. And that is precisely what happened yesterday. First, Mike Pence, the US Vice-President tweeted a picture of himself and his wife at the Indianapolis Colts game honoring QB Peyton Manning. The problem was, the image was one that was taken years earlier. In what was an apparent staged “protest” to the NFL players protest, Pence left the game before it even…

AIM Finally Bites The Dust

By Michael Haynes | October 6, 2017

In March of 2012, AOL declared it was killing AIM and canning the 40 employees that worked on the project. So…it’s just been limping along with no updates for the last five years? Those 40 employees must be proud because no one really noticed about the zero updates. It is clear that Facebook Messenger completely killed off any real reason to keep using AIM. Will there be anything that will be missed? Maybe a few things… The “Away Message” was a thing of art back when modems were king of the connection. Once broadband came into play you were “always…

Why Trump Can’t Erase Puerto Rico’s Massive Debt

By Michael Haynes | October 5, 2017

  $73 Billion. Yes, with a “B” and we didn’t stutter. When it comes to leadership, it is an area in which the President often fails. He talks a big game, but the facts are undeniable. In this case, he can’t just wave his magic wand and make the debt disappear. So how did it get so bad? Simply put, the government of Puerto Rico had a little translation problem from Spanish to English back in 1952. Don’t laugh, it really happened. The translation of “recursos totales” should have been “total revenue” but the leaders at the time decided it…

Equifax CEO Richard Smith Gets Grilled by Warren

By Michael Haynes | October 4, 2017

There is a major issue in the way corporations are allowed to do business after a serious breach in security. Equifax positioned themselves to give “free credit monitoring” to those affected by their data breach, but for only one year. Senator Elizabeth Warren pointed out in questioning that if just one million of the seven million people who registered for the free credit monitoring stayed on for just one more year, Equifax would earn over $200 million. LifeLock has seen its paid monitoring soar by 10x since the Equifax breach. And who does LifeLock purchase their credit monitoring services through?…

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How The Economic Machine Really Works

October 3, 2017

Narrator Ray Dalio shares his economic template which covers: 1. Productivity Growth 2. Short-Term Debt Cycle 3. Long-Term Debt Cycle Transactions are the building blocks of the economy. You take part in numerous transactions every day; it’s what we do. Basically, if you understand transactions, you can understand the entire economy. What is a Market? It consists of all the buyers and all of the sellers making transactions for the same types of things. For example, there is a Wheat Market, a Car Market, a Software Market, etc. The economy is the sum of all the transactions from all of…

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The Truth Behind Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)

September 16, 2017

Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are a group of several related disorders characterized by bone marrow dysplasia and dysfunction associated with peripheral blood anemia, thrombocytopenia and or leukopenia. Anemia is the most common finding in patients with MDS. The peripheral blood smear can show macrocytosis of the red cells and hypo-granular neutrophils. The neutrophils can also show Pelger-Huet nuclei and other abnormal nuclear patterns and rarely you can see circulating micro megakaryocytes. The myelodysplastic disorders can evolve over time into acute leukemia. There are nine defined myelodysplastic syndromes: Age is a very important risk factor for the development of MDS. Smoking is…

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Muhammad Ali – The GOAT – The Greatest of All-Time

September 1, 2017

Three-time World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali is considered one of the world’s greatest boxers. His professional record of 56 wins and five losses is unprecedented. After retirement, he traveled the world as an ambassador of peace and championed social causes like ending poverty and discrimination. A Short Biography Muhammad Ali was born “Cassius Clay” on January 17th, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. At age 12, Cassius was discovered by a boxing coach. He trained under various coaches as an amateur boxer and had an amazing record of 100 wins to 5 losses. He became a professional boxer after winning the Summer…

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