Organization For Action

In my January 28, 2013 Blog titled “One Smart Fellow” I referenced how the Obama team was keeping their re-election team in place to support their social agenda at least through the 2014 election. I also speculated that the organization, whatever form it took could also keep Obama’s hand in deciding who would be 2016 democrat candidate for President of the U.S.

I further speculated that Hillary was between a rock and hard place if she decides to run in 2016. On one hand Hillary has the upper hand in popularity polls and on the other Obama with the help of his field team could make Hillary an almost certain winner. One thing I had not speculated on was that John Kerry might be entertaining a run at the Presidency one more time and intends to use the Secretary of State office as his bully pulpit.

However I am for the moment addressing the vehicle Obama has just put in place to support his social programs and lay the groundwork for another successful run at the Presidency by a democrat. That vehicle is the OFA. The president is offering counsel presence within the White House in exchange for a $500,000 donation to the OFA. I predict this organization will be well funded across all the lines from unions to large corporations. One thing we know for certain that the OFA, the donations and the direction of that vehicle are well directed with special goals set by President Obama. Watch the OFA grow and influence the administration in future legislation or executive order.

What should we look for?

What should we look for?

In virtually every conversation I have, each lunch or party I attend the frustration with our government by the majority of our citizens is palpable. Even those on the “other side of the isle” of my personal political point of view share a hatred of the word and its meaning, politician. The one problem that keeps emerging is what to do about these frustrations and disappointments. The most common statement I heard is; I know things are wrong in our government I just don’t know what to do about it. Do we need a revolution and if so what would justify the uprising. My response used to be; vote for or against proposals at the local level and candidates at the state and national level. Recently I revisited my thinking process making changes in propositions or candidates isn’t enough we need to do more.

I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to ask my fellow citizens to form a position on key issues, take a look at what they want for themselves, their children and grand children. By want I mean; what laws, rules, economic objectives, social issues are important to you and how do you want them address by the governing bodies at the local, state and national levels?

Addressing this introspection is not easy and I suspect based on recent local, state and national elections personality plays a more important role than addressing these key issues.

My observation is that the problems we faced today are really an outgrowth of our lack of concern as citizens for the last twenty or more years. Whether we like it or not we will have to form a position reflecting our wants and needs before we can activity support issues or candidate.

I’m urging my fellow citizens to address the introspection issues I identified, take your time and arrive at logical conclusions and pursue your conclusions by support government laws and the people who are going to carry them out as you wish in each and every local, state and national election. If you take this step you will feel less frustration and more confidence in supporting beliefs that reflect your considerable considerations of all major issues.

Beta Prostate

Beta Prostate

If you are a male you cannot be unaware of the potentially terrible affects of prostate cancer on your body, love life and longevity. It is no wonder then that producers of products design to treat prostate problems are flooding the airways with advertising and introducing what have been traditional marketing methods to create samplings.

One such marketing tactic is “free” product with a promise to return your money if you are not completely satisfied. However this marketing approach offers the supplement manufacturer another source of income, your name, address and your health condition. This mailing list is possibly more valuable than the profits on the sale of supplement because “everyone” in the health care field wants direct marketing access to people in need of medical care services. Everything from durable medical goods, to insurances, to salves and creams want that list and they will pay for it, all to the betterment of the company that got that list by providing “free” goods. There is nothing wrong with this except for the fact that we as the public are giving up our personal information and we don’t always realize the level of access this information provides marketers and even more importantly the government. Yes the government has access to your personal information including but not limited to medical facts and figures. These are facts and figures that could play into benefits and costs of your personal health care.

I urge you to stop and think before you give out any information about yourself. I know this is a familiar plea but the urgency of the problem is real and only you can prevent exploitation of your personal information.

Beta Prostate

If you are a male you cannot be unaware of the potentially terrible affects of prostate cancer on your body, love life and longevity. It is no wonder then that producers of products design to treat prostate problems are flooding the airways with advertising and introducing what have been traditional marketing methods to create samplings.

One such marketing tactic is “free” product with a promise to return your money if you are not completely satisfied. However this marketing approach offers the supplement manufacturer another source of income, your name, address and your health condition. This mailing list is possibly more valuable than the profits on the sale of supplement because “everyone” in the health care field wants direct marketing access to people in need of medical care services. Everything from durable medical goods, to insurances, to salves and creams want that list and they will pay for it, all to the betterment of the company that got that list by providing “free” goods. There is nothing wrong with this except for the fact that we as the public are giving up our personal information and we don’t always realize the level of access this information provides marketers and even more importantly the government. Yes the government has access to your personal information including but not limited to medical facts and figures. Facts and figures that could play into benefits and costs of your personal health care.

I urge you to stop and think before you give out any information about yourself. I know this is a familiar plea but the urgency of the problem is real and only you can prevent exploitation of your personal information.