Globally, we currently consume the equivalent of over 11 billion tonnes of oil from fossil fuels every year. Crude oil reserves are vanishing at a rate of more than 4 billion tonnes a year – so if we carry on as we are, our known oil deposits could run out in just over 53 years.
The U.S. Dollar is worth less and there is more of it out there as more is printed for COVID-19 relief.
The old adage of putting money away for a rainy day would have really worked here.
After me and my ex-wife separated, I didn’t want her to be taken advantage of, so when she called me in 2014 asking if there was anything I could do to help, she said she couldn’t pay for rent and food and that no one wanted or could help her, I gave her the money only if she promised to graduate, not to come back to me (even though that was what I wanted) but to make sure that she was independent and had a way to provide for herself and our son without anyone’s help. If she wanted to come back, I would hope it was because she loved me not because she needed me or couldn’t afford to be by herself. I didn’t want her to be dependent on anyone, not me, not anyone for her survival. So in 2014, after not receiving a full retirement paycheck for almost a year, I gave her money and would later become homeless. I lived on the streets of San Diego, moving from Florida to NJ and then San Diego, for a year.
She did an amazing job. She graduated and now supports everyone in her household and her mother in Colombia
A woman once told me that people had her so scared that she was going to run back to her home country. She would later tell me she is going to do what they want and what they say. No matter what I said, fear had gripped her and she would just give in to that fear.
The three elements needed to convict.
We all get tired of being portrayed as someone we are not. I am not a saint, not for a lack of trying, no one is or it would be easy for me to travel internationally, I would just walk there. I have always strived to do the right thing but I have done things wrong, but for what I felt were the right reasons. I lied to immigration officials to bring my family into the country (won’t go into excuses) and I did buy steroids from Mexico (won’t explain that one either), those are my burdens to bare and am eager to state my positions in the proper forum. Any time the appropriate agencies feel like filing those charges, federal or state, I will be right here. There is a reason why they don’t. The clock is ticking and I have told them so. There is a statute of limitations on these charges and they are about to expire. Tick tock, tick tock.
The first word in this great country’s name is United not divided. There is no gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation to that word. There is only great expectations. The United States of America.
For some it may be luxury, for some it’s a necessity. Since suffering two heart episodes and suffering from joint pain and suffering from a broken back, going to the gym is like oxygen, it doesn’t matter if I want to or not, I have to.
They keep saying I’m going to jail. That’s the exact thing they told her to get what they wanted. Do you need my address, because I’m outside superhero.
An example of a person that humbled me is a woman that came into the country illegally. Along the way she fought off a rapist, saved a person from getting murdered and when she got here, she bought her mother a house while she lived in attics and rented rooms. And then earned enough money to help put her sisters through college, one became a doctor, one became a computer engineer and the other got her Master’s in Social Work. She would later earn a college degree of her own in a country where she learned a third language to earn that degree. There are people in this country that have better opportunities in their first language that don’t accomplish as much.