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Life Opinion

Making the best out of a bad situation.

I’ve had it good and bad. Currently, I’m dealing with a mess of epic proportions. Before I get into the mess, I want to share positivity. Regardless of how bad you might have it, you only have one life to live. Make the best of it. Why do certain people have relatively easy and carefree lives to live and others are dealing with hell seven days a week? I have no idea. I guess the world is like that for some reason. 

Before I go any further. Disclaimers: Use this information at your own risk. I’m not a doctor. I’m not a lawyer. Results are not guaranteed. All information is subject to change. 

My opinion is do not turn to smoking, do not turn to alcohol, do not turn to partying, and try to eat as healthy as possible. When the future is uncertain, people might stop taking care of themselves. Believe me, you want to live. The older you get the more you realize you want to stick around on this earth as long as possible. I’m 43 years young and I want to live regardless of how much negativity I have to deal with on a daily basis. 

YouTube video, Alcohol use disorder: Mayo Clinic Radio

I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t party. I eat healthily. I started out life in a decent place. Nassau County on Long Island. I went to Hewlett High School and I grew up in Woodmere, New York. I didn’t have any money growing up but my family took care of everything. Food, clothes, etc. I never had a great relationship with my parents. About 10 years ago my life was turned upside down. I was providing web marketing services for companies and everything was moving in the right direction. The sky was the limit. Hopefully, it still is. 

To make a long story short people I know paid the NYPD and New York law enforcement to torture me. Thank God I do not have a criminal record. If I had a criminal record before the people who I know paid the NYPD to torture me, I would be in prison right now. I’m always polite to everyone in person, including the Police, even though they torture me. There is no point in giving people a reason to lie and say you’re out of control. When I was growing up I would see people complain about the Police on TV every once in a while. Now that I see first hand how dirty the Police play I can not believe it. The average person has no idea how evil the Police are. Of course, if you have an emergency call 911. Just because this is my experience doesn’t mean it will be yours. I’m just making the point that the Police will set you up in a New York minute regardless if you are innocent or not and not lose one second of sleep about it. 

The reason I share this with you is that I know others have it as bad as me. You might be living in an unsafe situation, you might be broke, you might be in a shelter, you might be homeless, you might be in a relationship that isn’t beneficial for you. I’m not sure about other states but as evil and corrupt as New York is they do have a lot of services if you go bust financially. They have food stamps, cash assistance, shelters, job placement, free job training, free clothes from churches, and things like that.

I’m homeless right now. I was assigned to a homeless shelter in Jamaica, Queens. I wouldn’t go back there if you offered me $10 million dollars to sleep there for one night. That’s not because the shelter was so bad, it is because the Police were harassing me there 24-7. I’m a Midtown and Upper East Side person. I sleep in chairs on the subway platform when its cold and I sleep on benches outside when it’s warm. Come to think of it there were some shootings around the shelter in Jamaica, Queens. Still, besides the Police and their civilian sabotage team harassing me, I felt safe. On a scale of one to ten of safety, I felt like a six.

YouTube video, Alcohol And The Heart from the Cleveland Clinic.

The library has free computers to use. There are benefits from the government. If money is not the issue, I’m telling you right now think long term. All the stuff in the news about global warming and climate change might be real but it doesn’t mean throw your life away. Believe me, rich people aren’t. I was watching videos on YouTube about the effects of alcohol and smoking on the body. For the most part, the effects are negative. There are videos also saying how a little bit of alcohol is beneficial for the body. Again, I’m not a doctor. Talk with a doctor if you want specifics. I stay away from alcohol, I don’t drink at all. In my opinion, it’s a waste of money.

YouTube video, The Health Effects of Marijuana – Expert Q&A from Michigan Medicine.

If you are frustrated, make the best of it. Seek out the help you need. Again, I’m not sure about other places, in New York there is a lot of support available for people. For example, I get food stampes, cash assistance, student loans, and additional benefits. It’s not that much in total but it’s enough to survive. I’m broke and homeless and I’m going to college. I’m making the best of my situation.

If you are comfortable or rich and you are having problems don’t throw your life away with partying. I promise you, you will regret it. My dream is financial freedom. I want to have a nice secure place to live. Money for food. I want to be able to spend my time how I desire without having to work a job I don’t want to do just to survive. In a perfect world, I’d like to blog, vlog and work on my startups.

The Police and their civilian sabotage team tease and harass me constantly. I’m not turning to drinking or smoking. I don’t fight back either. The other day I was attacked by someone who works for the Police. She started pushing me around the subway and stole my brand new unlimited monthly MetroCard out of my wallet. If I would have fought back there would be ten witnesses saying I started it. That I know for a fact. I went to the NYPD 17th Precinct for a Police report and they said no. Big surprise.

YouTube video, The Health Effects of E-cigarettes from UNC Health Care.

At the end of the day, you have to make the best out of your situation. To everyone who is trying to lift themselves up out of a nightmare situation all over the world don’t give up. I am rooting for you. Don’t throw your life away. I have seen numerous people throughout the years lift themselves up from almost nothing and now they are living comfortable and productive lives. Time is going to fly regardless. Do everything you can to set yourself up for a better life and at least you can say you tried. Don’t sabotage yourself because of frustration. 

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Opinion Startups crowdfunding

I’m working on a startup to try and create opportunities for people.

I’m working on a startup to try and create jobs and opportunities for people. The plan is to give people the ability to sell products locally that are for the most part being sold in stores. I want to supply products to individuals that are in high demand. For example, shirts, pants, dress socks, sports socks, underwear, and other products that I work out are legal to sell. The aim is to provide local sellers with various products that are the same quality as you find in stores for less money. People can sell products from their homes, from tables on the sidewalk, from churches, and other places we figure out. 

YouTube video for direct sales startup crowdfunding.

Before I go any further, disclaimers: Use this information at your own risk. Results are not guaranteed. All information is subject to change. I’m not an attorney. This is not an investment opportunity. This is a high-risk startup. 

I’m going to have attorneys guiding me to make sure I follow the laws and limit liability. My thought process is if I remove the retail rents that companies have to pay from transactions, I can sell products at a lower price. In addition to retail rents, stores have to pay insurance, electricity, the staff, and additional bills. If I provide the products directly to local independent contractors or small business owners, I remove a lot of the overhead. I buy sports socks all the time and they are expensive. I think the cost is about $10 and up for 6 pairs of sweat socks. 

What is the actual cost of the socks? Let’s say I can get the same exact socks for $1 for six pairs. I sell them to my network for $3. Then they sell them to the public for $5. I have no idea what the actual numbers are. I’m using socks as an example. The numbers seem reasonable. I will go through thousands of products to figure out what has the best margins and is in the highest demand. Would you rather buy products from local people and support the local economy, while simultaneously saving money for the exact same quality items? Or would you rather buy the same products from a company where the majority of the money goes to a billionaire somewhere and they can care less if you drop dead?

There is nothing wrong with working for minimum wage. I’ve done it. Most of us have done it. The minimum wage and slightly above should not be the only option. This country was founded on small businesses. I want to help create thousands of small businesses. People who can make their own hours, work for themselves, and build up their own clientele. There are too many areas where everyone is living check to check, working for a huge company for minimum wage. The employees are replaceable in one second flat and in some cases the big company can care less about them. 

I’m trying to figure out how to remove the big company from the equation. Let’s remove the huge corporation from the picture. While we are at it, let’s remove the retail rent and landlord from the transaction. Those two alone are a massive expense. Add in insurance and other bills and I will be able to prove my sellers the opportunity to sell awesome products into the community for lower prices than they are paying now. 

I want to provide people the opportunity to be their own boss. I want to help people save money on items that are almost mandatory to buy. Why do I need a huge corporation to purchase socks? They are making them all over the place. Factories can’t unload them fast and cheap enough. Most factories would rather do business with a fair person like me instead of a large corporation putting them under pressure the whole time. 

Of course, this is in the early stages and I’m going to have to work out all the details. If this startup by some miracle works, the large companies who I take workers and sales from are going to have me put under a microscope by the government and law enforcement. I’m ready for it and I’m prepared for it. You see little guys like me pop up and start talking about change. The next thing you know they are hauling the person to prison. That is not going to happen with me.

I’m the perfect person to run this operation. I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t party. I don’t date. I have no criminal record. I don’t do anything illegal. I do everything by the book. I want to have a positive impact on society. I love everyone. I always act like the Police, FBI, and IRS are watching my every move. In my humble opinion, everyone should act like that. Who wants to lose sleep that something you did in the past is going to be discovered. The government and law enforcement has unlimited technology and resources. 

Why would anyone give to my crowdfunding for nothing in return? The reason is that she or he believes in my mission. Without knocking anyone too much, I believe people need more options. You have multi-billion dollar companies working on high-tech solutions to the future’s problems. What about all the people who are broke, living check to check, and working in dead-end jobs right now? What happened to the American Dream? Is the best we can figure out for everyone is to work for a huge company for minimum wage? 

I want to give people something to get excited about. I want to analyze everything that people buy and figure out the best products we can sell locally without the stores and large corporations. There can be the main website that lists the sellers who want to be listed, where they are located, what products they have and things like that. I’m working on getting it off the ground. If I remove the retail rent, the landlord, the huge corporations, the waste, and mailing things one at a time back and forth, I believe people are going to pleasantly surprised at the real cost of items. I wouldn’t sell my soul for all the money in the world. I’m a good person. I want to have a positive impact on society. I want to try and make as many people happy as possible. I’m trying to figure out how to create opportunities for people who no one else is thinking about. We are allowing big corporations to take all the money out of our communities and getting nothing in return. I don’t buy into that system. Thank you for reading and have an amazing day.

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New York City Opinion

I keep seeing a notification from YouTube saying keep comments respectful and to follow our community guidelines.

If everyone is seeing this message and it’s not directed towards me then great. Please let me know in the comments. Also, I just left a post on the YouTube help community forum. I know the rules of the Internet and social media. I don’t understand why I’m getting this message. On Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin I can see all my activities. Meaning I can go back and look at all the comments left from my account. I don’t believe I can see the comments left from my account on YouTube. 

I want to make blogging and vlogging my full-time job. I would not jeopardize that by leaving inappropriate comments under anyone’s videos. If I don’t like a video, I keep it to myself. I only leave comments when I have something positive to add. You can look at my Twitter right now and see I never leave any negative comments on anyone’s posts or profile. If this warning is there to remind everyone not to leave bad comments OK. But if this warning is being shown on my profile because there have been negative comments from my account I would like to know. 

I’m seeing a message from YouTube saying Remember to keep comments respectful and to follow our Community Guidelines. I don’t leave negative comments under anyone’s YouTube videos, so I’m trying to figure out what is happening.

I grew up around rich people and some of them pay the New York City Police Department and other law enforcement to tease, harass, and sabotage me. They go into my email and various social media accounts and impersonate me when I’m sleeping. They are able to do it because I have been homeless for the past five years. I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t party. I have no criminal record. I’m just broke with bad credit. Also, the Police sabotage every move I make. People think all homeless people are bad and it’s not true. There are a lot of normal and hard-working homeless people. I’m a full-time student and I’m trying to make it on the Internet. 

Any time I try and record a vlog the Police will have people start yelling curses and blasting music to ruin my video. Anyway, I can’t stop the Police from going into my account. I would like to know what negative comments have been left from my account if any. I have a feeling there must have been some negative comments or why else would I keep seeing this notification? If it wasn’t for the Police sabotaging me, I would be in the millions of views right now. Instead, I have 1,000 views on my channel and the Police are leaving negative messages from my profile trying to get me kicked off of YouTube. They are that petty and then some. 

YouTube video from the YouTube Creators channel, Creating with Common Sense.

With the little money I have, I subscribed to the student version of YouTube premium and regular Google G Suite. That is how important the Internet is to me. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. Thank you.