Unions Are Political Gladiators

Unions are political gladiators

As reported in Business Insider researchers said:
A strong union movement is not simply sufficient for high levels of intergenerational mobility and middle-class membership, but it could be necessary.
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton

Senator Bernie Sanders and former Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton thanks SEIU members for their endorsement

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Crazy Enough to Change the World

Here’s to the crazy ones. The rebels. The troublemakers. The ones who see things differently. While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

The Genius Factory

A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.
~ Steve Jobs

Michael Lewis author of "Flash Boys"

[Silicon Valley is] a hard place to write about because there’s a lack of emotional content. It’s a cold place.

Google is an old business…. Google has never really been about human psychology.
~ Tyler Cowen

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There Is No Conflict Between Science and the Bible

Maimonides

The medieval philosopher and physician Moses Maimonides insisted and we agree that conflicts between science and the Bible arise from either a lack of scientific knowledge or a defective understanding of the Bible. Many great scientists such as Sir Isaac Newton, Nikola Tesla, George Washington Carver, Robert Boyle, Michael Faraday and Louis Pasteur were deeply religious men.
In the Sixteenth Century, mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus formulated a heliocentric model, that is a model that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center, of the universe. In 1616, the Inquisition declared heliocentrism to be formally heretical.
MIT-trained physicist and former member of United States Atomic Energy Commission Gerald Schroeder:
What does the position of the Earth have to do with belief in a creator of the universe or the validity of the Bible? Nowhere does the Bible claim that Earth is central to anything. In fact, the very first sentence of the Bible we read — ” … God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). The heavens precede the Earth. As scientific data demonstrating the Sun’s centrality accumulated, the Church was forced into embarrassed retreat. So today, the popular perception is that science had proven the Bible wrong. In reality, the claim of Earth’s centrality had nothing to do with the Bible.
Similarly, Kepler’s discovery of the elliptical orbit of the planets did not sit well with the religious establishment. Circles were perfect geometric shapes, ellipses are defective. An infinitely powerful God would be expected to produce perfect orbits. Of course, the Bible doesn’t teach that a circle is better than an ellipse! Yet the Church condemned Kepler’s discovery.
Telsa - Time magazine

July 20, 1931; Celebrating Tesla’s 75th Birthday

Nikola Tesla’s father was an Orthodox priest and in his autobiography, Nikola wrote:
The gift of mental power comes from God, Divine Being, and if we concentrate our minds on that truth, we become in tune with this great power. My Mother had taught me to seek all truth in the Bible; therefore I devoted the next few months to the study of this work.

Tesla gives full credit to God for his ability to discover some amazing new ideas in the Bible. Microwave comes from the fourth chapter of Revelations. His idea of the alternating current comes from the book of Matthew. In other words from the Trinity. Again from his autobiography:
At this time I made a further careful study of the Bible, and discovered the key in Revelation. The first gratifying result was obtained in the spring of the succeeding year, when I reaching a tension of about 100,000,000 volts—one hundred million volts — with my conical coil, which I figured was the voltage of a flash of lightening.

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Seven: Digital Marketing You Can Trust

Seven Magazine - Donahue Peebles

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”
Matthew 7:7
There are 7 Colors in the rainbow and 7 Notes on the musical scale. There are 7 Objects in the solar system that are visible to the naked eye. There are 7 Levels in the periodic table of elements.
The first book of the Old Testament Genesis has 7  letters. The first book of the New Testament Matthew also has 7 letters.
According to the SBA “only about half of all small businesses have websites.”
Seven Magazine – Local Business Edition is a free community magazine that will be given out to local business owners. We will combine print, video, and digital while understanding the human element. We will also be addressing the fact that the standard research techniques of corporate America are cheating us of many great experiences.
We are looking to be the trusted brand in digital marketing:
  • Web Hosting
  • Website Development
  • Email Marketing
  • Database Marketing
  • Content Marketing
  • Mobile Apps
  • Video Production
  • Search Engine Marketing and Advertising
  • Social Media Marketing and Advertising
Instead of devaluing customers by offering deep discounts, small businesses can use digital marketing techniques such as database marketing. The basic idea in database marketing is to build a close personal relationship with each customer that is based on quality, service, friendship, loyalty, and communications. And, not based on discounts.
You would not give a neighbor $5 for helping you move furniture. It would be an insult. Instead, you offer a cup of coffee or a beer, and 15 minutes of chat around the kitchen table. That is the kind of relationship that database marketing creates. Discounts send the wrong message: we are cheap guys whose basic product is overpriced. We want to buy your loyalty. We don’t care about you. We care about your money.

Database marketing campaigns identify Gold customers and develop programs designed to retain them. Resources that small businesses can not afford to spend on all of their customers. Profits come from working to retain the best, and encouraging others to move up to higher status levels.

Seven magazine will help small local businesses identify Gold customers and develop digital marketing campaigns to retain them and encourage others to become Gold customers.

Seven Mad Men
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OpenCape: A Community-Owned Fiber Network

OpenCape

In 2006, Southeastern Massachusetts had communications problems. Inadequate bandwidth, limited broadband coverage, and poor cell phone service threatened to hold them back as the rest of the nation moved ahead. But that year an extraordinary public meeting of over a hundred local business, government, and community leaders tackled those problems head-on. Their conclusions:

  • Future economic development would require a completely new telecommunications infrastructure advanced enough to attract new businesses.
  • Our businesses and research institutions were finding it increasingly hard to compete globally due to the high cost and poor availability of broadband.
  • Each year we were losing thousands of talented workers who sought better jobs elsewhere, where broadband opened new doors.
  • Local government telecom and data system inefficiency often meant higher taxes and limited investments elsewhere.
  • Our schools and colleges were falling behind urban schools in attracting the best educators and developing the most relevant academic programs.
  • Our public safety officials were concerned that the lack of reliable communications networks could put our safety at risk.

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