A Commentary On Staying In Action When Communications Fail by Mitch Santell
Three times each year Mecury Goes Into Retrograde which sincerely affects communications. Not only does it affect communications, but you may also experience a break down of appliances, recording gear, emails, and software you are wanting to install.
For me, Mercury In Retrograde is my favorite time of the year. Each time it hits I have a big grin on my face. Most people will give you all of their sob stories of how things messed up for them but not for me.
You see there is a deep secret related to Mercury In Retrograde that most people don’t know and I’ll share the secret ready?
Here goes: If you have a relationship, a project, a contract or anything else that started prior to Mercury In Retrograde it will work perfectly. Most times you will notice that things seem almost easier for you because everyone else is complaining.
You have had a transition year, haven’t you? Oh my gosh, we all have. Life is not a dress rehearsal for me and I live it full out with as much passion and compassion as possible.
This year more than at any other time I am having to say goodbye to so many relationships while the ones that remain are stronger, more dedicated and somehow more in sync.
Here are some simple things you can do if things are not going your way during this time:
1). Do a favor each day for someone you love.
2). This is a wonderful time to go through old photographs, old folders, and contracts and dump those things that don’t work anymore. A real sign of mental illness are people who can’t get rid of old possessions that you don’t need! ( The rule that my wife of 33 1/2 years and I have is that if we haven’t used an item in a full year we dump it).
3). This is a great time to plan for projects and schedules that you need to accomplish after the stalling of communications is over. Have fun, be creative and don’t overthink anything.
4). This is a great time to do some soul searching and careful reflection of how you are handling the frequencies as they increase. Now you may ask yourself “What the heck it Mitch talking about?” Answer: Every 24 hours Planet Earth is moving into unchartered space. This shift is causing a lot of people to lose it. Can I prove this? Oh yeah, I can because of the bombardment of high technology is all around us. If you are worried about your eyeballs exploding after all of the 5G cell phone towers go up all over California, you may be onto something so I might recommend a good dose of THC. (That is a subject for another posting).
5). Let go of the need to be right and simply ride the wave of change without freaking out. If you can simply do this and the other four items I listed in this post you will be just fine. At that point, you feel like a human being and not a human doing.
A Commentary About Corruption And Misinformation by Mitch Santell
The country is divided because it was planned this way. Most significant events that happen are all planned, and the “illusion” that it just “happened by accident” is fantasy.
Do you remember the term “Quantitative Easing?”
This was started during the Obama Administration.
Here is what was written:
The federal government has run massive deficits since President Obama became president in 2009, but the deficits, and the government’s interest payments on the cumulative federal debt, would have been even greater if the Federal Reserve had not intervened with a massive and unprecedented bond and securities buying program.
Beginning in 2009, the Fed began its multi-stage program of quantitative easing through large-scale purchases of Treasury and other securities. In the aftermath of the financial crash, the agency had quickly lowered the targeted federal funds rate to between zero and 0.25 percent. In early 2009, the bank’s leaders, especially Ben Bernanke, sought to provide further monetary stimulus to the national economy and settled on large-scale asset purchases as the most viable way to expand the monetary base with interest rates already at the lower bound.
As of September 2008, the Fed held $477 billion in federally-issued debt, out of a cumulative total of $5.8 trillion. Thus, the Fed owned about 8 percent of all federal debt before the quantitative easing program began. In fiscal year 2009, the Fed then made net purchases of Treasury securities totaling $292 billion, followed by nearly $900 billion over the two-year period of 2010 and 2011 and $800 billion over the three-year period from 2012 through 2014. The Fed now owns $2.5 trillionin Treasury securities, or about 18 percent of all outstanding federal debt, which is well outside the historical norm.
The purpose of quantitative easing was to stimulate asset valuation by lowering long-term borrowing costs and thus also to encourage business expansion and consumption by households. It was also intended to make it easier for the federal government to run larger deficits and thus to provide fiscal stimulus to the national economy. This month, the average interest rate on a newly-issued 30-year mortgage is 3.43 percent, near the lowest level ever recorded. Fixed-rate 30-year mortgage rates have been below 5 percent continuously since January 2011.
Other central banks around the world have followed similar policies. The result has been a long-period of extremely low borrowing costs for governments. Amazingly, in 2016, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) expects net interest payments on nearly $14 trillion in outstanding federal debt to total just $253 billion — the same level of interest payments that were made by the federal government in 2008 on $5.8 trillion in debt.
Answer: Instead of the Federal Reserve Pumping 75 Billion Dollars a month into the economy, they are now pumping in 75 Billion Dollars a day, five days a week until November 4, 2019.
Don’t Believe me?
Here you go:
(Reuters) – The New York Federal Reserve will continue to boost liquidity in money markets into November, the bank announced on Friday.
The bank will offer daily repurchase agreement, or repo, operations, offering at least $75 billion a day in daily cash injections through Nov. 4. The Fed also announced term repos for firms wanting to borrow cash for longer, with most offerings lasting two weeks. This extends a policy that was initially supposed to end next week.
The continuation of the daily repo operations ensures that financial firms will be able to turn to the central bank to borrow cash until at least the next Fed meeting, when policymakers are expected to discuss a more permanent solution.
The New York Fed began holding daily repo operations on Sept. 17, after a key borrowing rate in overnight lending markets for cash spiked to 10%. The central bank succeeded in calming markets through the operations, but some investors and former Fed officials have been calling on the central bank to deliver a long-term fix.
Some investors say the Fed should permanently increase liquidity in the banking system by expanding the size of the balance sheet or introducing a standing repo facility, which would allow firms to borrow cash as needed at a fixed rate.
The pre-emptive action from the New York Fed could help minimize market volatility in the near term because firms now know they can turn to the central bank if they need liquidity, said Blake Gwinn, head of front-end rates strategy for NatWest Markets. “It’s a full fledged lean into providing repo liquidity through these temporary operations,” he said.
This was just reported this morning (October 16, 2019):
“Something Snaps: Repo Locking Up Again As Overnight Fed Operation Oversubscribed, Repo Rate Jumps”
Now Read this:
First it was supposed to be just a mid-month tax payment issue coupled with an accelerated cash rebuild by the US Treasury. Then, it was supposed to bejust quarter-end pressure. Then, once the Fed rolled out QE4 while keeping both its overnight and term repo operations, the mid-September repo rate fireworks which sent the overnight G/C repo rate as high as 10% was supposed to go away for good as Powell admitted the level of reserves was too low and the Fed launched a $60BN/month Bill POMO to boost the Fed’s balance sheet.
Bottom line: the ongoing repo market pressure – which indicated that one or more banks were severely liquidity constrained – was supposed to be a non-event.
Alas, as of this morning when the Fed’s latest repo operation was once again oversubscribed, it appears that the repo turmoil is not only not going away, but is in fact (to paraphrase Joe Biden) getting worse, because even with both term and overnight repos in play and with the market now expecting the Fed to start injecting copious liquidity tomorrow with the first Bill POMO, banks are still cash starved.
Commentary From A Man Living In A Delusional World by Mitch Santell
One of the people that I have studied more than anyone else is Edward Bernays. If you have never heard of him, he was the nephew of Sigmund Freud.
Edward Bernays wrote a book in 1928 that is considered the Bible of the Public Relations business that is titled “Propaganda.”
Mr. Bernays, often considered the Godfather of Public Relations, simply watched his Uncle Sigmund Freud deal with his patients and he learned his Uncle’s deepest fear.
Do you know what that was?
Sigmund Freud’s greatest fear was that his patients would go on vacation!
Why did he think that?
Answer: Sigmund Freud realized that if his patients went on vacation that they didn’t need talk therapy, they just needed to take more vacations!
Yes, I said yes, I have the book right here so you can read it yourself. If you have read about how bad social media is for you is simply an extension of Bernay’s world, where perception is the reality. Click below and learn:
Something To Think About On A Sunday by Mitch Santell
George Harrison had a profound influence on me more than the other 3 Beatles.
George Harrison, the Beatles’ lead guitarist and the composer of several of the group’s most beautiful songs including “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and “Something,” died Thursday at a friend’s home in Los Angeles. He was 58.
Mr. Harrison had surgery for throat cancer in 1998 and was treated for lung cancer and a brain tumor this year. He lived in Friar Park, a Victorian mansion in Henley-on-Thames, England, and had a home in Hana, Hawaii.
His wife, Olivia, and son, Dhani, 24, were with him when he died at the home of Gavin De Becker, a longtime friend.
“He left this world as he lived in it, conscious of God, fearless of death, and at peace, surrounded by family and friends,” the Harrison family said in a statement. “He often said, `Everything else can wait but the search for God cannot wait,’ and `love one another.’ “
The insights below come from Zen Habits in case you want to know where I got this.
*Side note: This site is terrific. It is free. You can hire the guy who writes it as an Executive Coach. That is your choice. Why do I love this site so much? The owner releases the copyright so that I can share his insights on my blog: https://zenhabits.net/uncopyright/
Six Habits that Lead to Groundedness
The basic habits that lead to this kind of resiliency, and a feeling of groundedness are things you can practice every single day:
Let ourselves feel it. When we’re feeling uncertainty, instead of rushing to solve it … or too distracting ourselves or comforting ourselves with food or shopping … we can let ourselves feel the uncertainty. I’m not talking about engaging in a narrative about what the uncertainty is like and why it’s so bad — but instead feeling it physically in your body. Where is the feeling located in your body? Can you give it some attention and curiosity? Can you stay with it for a few moments? This habit of letting ourselves feel the uncertainty and stress is transformative — every bit of anxiety becomes a place to practice, an opportunity to be present with ourselves. It becomes a chance to create a new relationship with our experience.
Learn that it’s OK to feel groundlessness. You are feeling anxiety because of the uncertainty of your situation. But that’s because uncertainty becomes a reason to freak out. What if, instead, we learned that this groundless, uncertain feeling is actually just fine? It might not be completely pleasant, but it’s nothing to panic about. In fact, it can be an opportunity to find joy and appreciation in the groundlessness — what is there to appreciate in this feeling of complete openness? Start to shift how you see and react to this groundlessness, embracing it rather than panicking about it.
Give ourselves love. In the middle of stress and uncertainty, instead of engaging in our old habits of shutting down or avoiding, of worrying and fretting … can we try a new habit of giving ourselves, love? This is a way of being compassionate and friendly with ourselves, no matter what we’re doing. It’s like giving love to a child who is in pain — the compassion and love pour out of our hearts. Can we practice this for ourselves?
Simplify by being fully present with one thing. We have so much going on that it can all be overwhelming. Can you simplify by focusing on just one thing right now? Trust that you’ll take care of the other things when it’s needed. Instead, be fully present with this single task. It can be something important, like working on that writing that you’ve been putting off for days. Or it can be something small, like washing this one dish or drinking this one cup of tea. Be fully with it, and savor the experience fully. This leads to a feeling of groundedness and helps us to not feel as frazzled.
Find the joy in being fully present and savoring. The item above, of simplifying by doing one thing, can feel like quite a shift for many of us. It might feel like a sacrifice, not constantly switching tasks and being on social media and checking phones. But it can be a way of opening up to the moment, treating yourself with a little focus, joyfully savoring whatever you’ve chosen to do with this moment of your life.
Learn to love being resilient. Resilience is a matter of saying “No Big Deal” to any kind of uncertainty that arises, of savoring and being present, of giving ourselves love and being present with whatever uncertainty is coming up for us. Resilience is not blowing everything up to End of the World level, just because it’s not under control. Resilience is feeling grounded in the middle of chaos (even if there’s stress present), and finding joy in being in that uncertainty. Resilience is taking a breath and then savoring that breath. It can be a beautiful thing if you learn to love it.
Try these habits today whenever you notice stress, anxiety, uncertainty. They take practice, but with time, they lead to a feeling of being centered and grounded.
Can you merge your private self with your public self? Can you step away from your own education and programming to see and feel more?
Yesterday was a most exciting day as I talked at length for over an hour with a listener of Zeph Daniel. What became very obvious to me within 10 minutes of being on the phone with this gentlemen is how divided America is in 2019. Can you say another civil war in 2024?
For those who read AfterHollywood.Online regularly, I’ve openly told you in numerous blog postings that you need to step away from “labels” and the “left/right” agenda.
There is only one way to blow out the New World Order which by the way is already here.
What do you do?
Answer: Vote with your money.
Why do I say that?
Answer:The purpose of 9/11 was to turn America from a constitutional republic into an empire.
Post-September 11th, all of a sudden you had to take off your shoes at the airport, empty your purse and your pockets as well as turn in all of your plastic bottles. Right?
While this was going on, I kept thinking to myself “American’s aren’t going to put up with this, they need to stop buying American Airlines and United Airlines plane tickets until they stop this stuff. Then the Government ramped it up by making people walk through scanners and then they had people from the TSA feeling up your crotch all in the name of safety.
Look what happened to the Gillette Company because men fought back:
Razor brand Gillette says it is “shifting the spotlight from social issues to local heroes” after an ad delving into “toxic masculinity” caused a customer backlash.
The new ad, which launched last week, stars Australian firefighter and personal trainer Ben Ziekenheiner. “I’ve been a firefighter for 19 years,” Mr Ziekenheiner says in the ad…
…In January, Gillette sparked an online firestorm and boycott threats with an ad about the #MeToo movement challenging men to “shave their toxic masculinity”. The ad, which depicted various scenes of men bullying and catcalling women, asked, “Is this the best a man can get? Is it?”
The “We Believe” ad was labelled by some in the media as an “attack on men”, but others praised the brand for starting a “conversation”. In May, Gillette followed up with an ad featuring a father teaching his transgender son how to shave for the first time.
While the “First Shave” ad was generally well received, it was widely seen as Gillette doubling down on its push into social issues. In response to one Facebook comment, the company said, “We believe brands play a role in influencing culture and have a responsibility to use their voice for good.”
Pressed on whether Gillette would continue to talk about divisive issues like toxic masculinity, Mr Airan repeated, “We will continue to represent men at their best. This is our purpose and has been our purpose consistently for 118 years and that is not changing.”
All I hear all day long is how people just “Hate Trump.” President Donald J. Trump was a darling of the media and was created by them because the man is mediagenic. Obama was just as mediagenic as Trump and had this way of talking where he sounded great, but he didn’t say anything. Hey, if you don’t like something, don’t buy it!
The bottom line of this blog posting is that you can vote with your wallet!
I’ll leave you with one final thing. Ready?
Here are the top six benefits of keeping an open mind!
FREEDOM FROM CONTROL
An open mind frees you from having to be in complete control of everything you experience. By allowing for new points of view and new experiences, you open yourself up to new thoughts, and you challenge the beliefs you currently have. While this might sound a bit unnerving (particularly if you feel very strongly about your beliefs), it’s actually quite liberating to experience the world with an open mind.
NEW, LIBERATING EXPERIENCES
Keeping your mind open to new ideas almost always keeps your heart open to new experiences. This doesn’t mean you’re going to engage in acts that counter your current beliefs, but it does mean you’re likely to experience things you’ve never encountered before, and these new experiences will either help shift your current beliefs or remind you why those values are so essential to who you are.
Vulnerability sounds intimidating, but it’s actually one of the greatest things you can experience — and it’s often the result of having an open mind. By opening your mind to the world around you (and others’ points of view), you’re admitting that there are possibilities you may not have considered before. This admission — while terrifying at times — is liberating and exhilarating.
Mistakes probably sound like something you don’t want to have more of in your life, but they’re, in fact, a wonderful side effect of opening your mind. Striving to see life from others’ perspectives allows you to not only recognize potential mistakes you’ve made in the past, but also to be open to the idea that you may make more mistakes in the future. Mistakes are part of life, and the acceptance of them is one of the greatest benefits of open-mindedness.
An open mind provides a platform on which you can build, piling new idea on top of old. It allows you to learn and experience new things, and these experiences can build on (and enhance) old believes. Every experience you have strengthens who you are and what you believe in, but it’s very difficult to experience novel things if you don’t keep an open mind.
Those who are open-minded have the greatest confidence. Why? Because they possess a strong sense of self. They are not confined by their own believes, but, instead, are open to their own values, as well as those of others. And the more open-minded they continue to be, the more they come to understand themselves and the world around them. If you want to be confident, stay open-minded.
Even with the knowledge of these brilliant benefits, keeping an open mind can be a challenge. For some, it comes as effortlessly as breathing. For others, it may be something they have to work hard to attain. This often has a lot to do with how you were raised (as well as what your personality type is), but regardless of your background or personal traits, don’t give up on open-minded thinking. There are so many advantages to living life with an open mind, and the effort it takes to cultivate open-mindedness will be well worth the rewards you will reap.
Make this Your Day and Screw The World If Others Don’t Get You!
Analog Remaster/ Digital Stereo From The Motion Picture: Jungle Fever (c)1991 UMG/ Universal Music @ All rights reserved.
This is fun day Yours and my day This is fun day, dee ooh, wee ooh This is fun day On a fine day When the air is filled with tweeting birds that sing together in the sun This is your day Yours and my day When you feel the joy of children playing, laughing from dust till dawn On a day like this you share your joy with everyone Share your peace, and share your joy, and share your love
This is fun day On a fine day When you feel the urge of getting up to start-up with the break of dawn This is your day Yours and my day When you turn on your radio and hear the DJ playing your favorite song On a day like this not even bad can rub you wrong Cause you say it’s okay cause it’s your day
I’m gonna go out to the park Where you feel the joy in every heart That’s what I need to start each day off right Oh, I’ll find a place for you and me Underneath the shade of a lover’s tree Fun day should be each day in all our lives
This is fun day Yours and my day This is fun day, dee ooh, wee ooh
This is love day A celebration A day on every calendar that’s set aside for everyone to give This is your day Such a fun day I cannot believe a day like this has come that’s if this really is I’m so very proud to say that for this day I’ve lived To see your peace, to see your joy, and to see your love
I’m gonna go out to the park Where you feel the joy in every heart That’s what I need to start this day off right
Oh, I’ll find a place for you and me Underneath the shade of a lover’s tree Fun day should be each day in all our lives
This is love day A celebration A day on every calendar that’s set aside for everyone to give