Mcontent Could Be The Next Bitcoin In The Making.

I’m the crypto lover in my house, and I have taken the responsibility of educating my household on what crypto is and isn’t. So, a couple of months ago, I searched Netflix for a film on cryptocurrency. I couldn’t find one, but I found shows on marijuana growth and the sex industry! Go figure!

Earlier this month, I bought a token called MContent. After researching the project, I found out that they are making content about cryptocurrency and how it changed the world. I have blogged about the token before, but I want to reiterate how impressed I am with the project. Mcontent is bringing awareness to cryptocurrency in a big way. This is probably the best example of why Mcontent is the future of production.

To some degree, I feel that certain production houses fear the attention a docuseries will bring when it comes to cryptocurrency. There’s a lot of money tied into platforms like Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, and other content creators. So, perhaps this could be a reason we aren’t seeing movies or docuseries on cryptocurrency.

However, as time advances, the content that production companies like Mcontent are making could prove valuable to the future of crypto. Mcontent is making a film on the SEC vs Ripple. This is the sort of material you would expect to see on Amazon or Netflix! However, for some reason, they are staying away from cryptocurrency content.

Mcontent is the first digital content token used to act as a marketplace platform for creators to utilize their unique foundation to gain the financial needs to bring projects to life. They make it easy for creators from various walks of life to gain entry into production. Think of it this way, before Amazon offered their self-publishing service, many writers had to send in their manuscripts to publishing houses.

Some manuscripts would never make it to those houses due to writers not having an agent, or the submission deadline would be closed. It was a very narrow path for those with dreams of becoming an author. Amazon steps onto the playing field and brings its self-publishing service, which accepts submissions from anyone willing to write a book. The service became so popular that it soon produced bestsellers and movies. It totally changed the way books were sold. We then saw a rise in e-books, and some of those larger publishing companies had to offer similar services to keep up.

Mcontent is doing the same thing with making content. They are making it easier for good projects to get funding without having to go through agents and other obstacles. There are a lot of talented people with degrees in filmmaking who haven’t been able to use their talent because of how difficult it is to break into the production field. Investors have the chance to invest in a token that will act like a baby Amazon when it comes to content making.

This is their first production of El Salvador vs The World Bank.

I am not giving financial advice, but I am showing the world what I like!

So, Yes, I am Fangirling Over MContent This Morning!

This morning I did spring cleaning on my portfolio with memes and new tokens. I ended up reinvesting into two coins while leaving small balances in five others. Small meaning five bucks or less! One of the tokens I doubled down on was MCONTENT. It is a token that has a unique idea that separates it from some of the others that are just copies of what’s popular. Click below to learn about it!

It deals with seed funding for different projects in the entertainment industry. It also offers education for new investors, such as definitions for what happens when you fall for crypto scams! I was comfortable with my investment with MCONTENT before today, however, I found out something this morning that just pretty much solidified my level of comfort. The project got a shot out from Kevin O’Leary! He is one of the great business minds from Sharktank. He hasn’t been crazy about crypto, which is why hearing him say something good about crypto, makes me feel all warm and gooey inside.

I try to live by his words regarding how I invest or spend my money!

Money is my military, each dollar a soldier. I never send my money into battle unprepared and undefended. I send it to conquer and take currency prisoner and bring it back to me. Here’s how I think of my money – as soldiers – I send them out to war everyday.”

Kevin O’Leary

So, I am just so excited right now to be invested in something that he seems to like. After yesterday’s rug pull the smaller cryptocurrencies are down, so I took this chance to add more funding to my MCONTENT token. It’s sort of crazy how this token isn’t gaining more attention because it is a great project. I think a lot of people have been busy chasing meme coins and some of these groundbreaking tokens are going to slip by. There’s no cute little cat or dog attached to this coin, it’s just great innovation. I invest in meme coins, but I also invest in coins with a future.

Anyway, you know I share the information about the potential goodies with you guys! As always do not do what I do! Do your own research! Research this stuff and make sure you are comfortable with the amount you put in.

I am not a financial Advisor.

The Chance For Rugpulls Might Grow As We Get Closer To Regulation.

Scam Alert written on multiple road sign

As we get closer to the beginning of the US banking system accepting cryptocurrency, we may see more rug pulls regarding memes. The latest rug pull is TZKI which is a coin I invested in nearly a week ago. Soon after I invested, the project team decided to launch another coin. At this point, red flags should have been going off. I quickly reduced my tokens and invested in other projects.

My husband and I were in San Antonio for the majority of today doing mom and dad stuff! After we returned home, I checked our market, and I noticed TZKI was down 85%, if not more. After looking on the homepage of the exchange we used to purchase TZKI, I learned that they had disabled trading. So, I went to Twitter, and apparently, the TZKI coin rug pulled!
I am not surprised because it didn’t make sense to add another coin so soon unless they were trying to make money quickly.

I have decided to add to the ten cryptocurrencies I have right now, and shortly, I will be staying away from any new memes. TZKI marks the second popular rug pull in about two months. Right now, I want to work on getting my XRP bag to a healthy level, so extra money will be going that way! I still have my SHIBA INU and other alts.

I feel bad for some of the people who invested large amounts in TZKI, but the listing of the second coin at the same price should have resulted in a big caution sign. I still have my reservations about some of the other projects, but it isn’t my job to tell you what to buy or not to buy. I have no issues telling you about what I’m doing, but you have to make financial decisions on your own.

ALWAYS check your currency, do 24-hour checks, weekly checks, and anything else to see if something has come up. One Twitter account stated that the issue with TZKI was that everything sounded right. They knew what to say and how to say it! This is true, but there was something they couldn’t fluff up, and that was the pace. They were trying to move much too fast for someone who wanted to make a lasting impression on the crypto world. So, be careful when you are investing and do not let your guard down. You will see more situations like this in the near future. They know their time is limited and they will try to scam as many people as possible. Now might be a great time to be extra careful.

As always, I am not a financial advisor.

Without Regulation, Cryptocurrency Remains A Test Realm Thanks To Situations Created By Companies That Produce #CoinMarketCap

Document Management System (DMS) being setup by IT consultant working on laptop computer in office. Software for archiving, searching and managing corporate files and information. Business processes

We are a nation that thrives on second chances, most of the time. My first college professor was a professor who spent five years in prison. While he was serving time for robbery, he started working on his degree. Before he finished out his sentence, he was entering into his grad program. This was my first encounter with a person who spent time in lock-up.

It changed my idea regarding people and how they could change, given the right tools. Flash forward to this morning. Coin Market Cap posted a message about a Saitama promoter who happens to be someone with a criminal history. The charge was almost 12 years ago. A Twitter personality reached out to the site and questioned them about the potential for a lawsuit, then the tag disappeared. 

After the banner showed up on the site, which shares the information of thousands of cryptocurrencies, people started to dump almost immediately. This dump resulted in Saitama dropping to 0.000000029800. After the mention of legal issues with this form of manipulation, the site, and another sister site removed the banners. On the banner, the site led people to believe that Willi D. was part of the development team calling him a partner. Saitama has started to go back up and is now sitting at 0.000000062543

This was captured off Twitter.

The interesting part about this situation is that an exchange called Binance owns the platforms that published the link to the influencer’s records. Now with Saitama having exchange-like goals, I find it interesting that this sort of attack would happen so blatantly. Binance is no stranger to manipulation. They are currently in trouble because of market manipulation. States like Texas and New York will not let them operate due to their business practices.

I feel like this is an effort to slow down deals with upcoming companies because Saitama has been able to make deals that other cryptocurrencies haven’t been able to gain, other than, Bitcoin. I think XRP is also starting to make big money moves shortly.

At this point, I do not see how we will have another year go by without seeing cryptocurrency without regulation. This might be the last hoorah for a lot of coins and exchanges as long as they keep playing dirty. We are living in the railroad wars once again, only this time, coins are the conductors.

The Biggest Threat To Cryptocurrency Is Misinformation

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I think it’s time to address how false information is gaining traction in the cryptocurrency arena. From crypto influencers to prominent YouTubers, many people land themselves in the middle of the crypto misinformation lane.

Over the past month or two, I’ve seen coins pop up with copyright issues and problematic histories. We’ve all heard of the Squid Game coin and how it performed a rug pull gaining millions of dollars off investors. It is listed once again, and people are still investing. These investors are new people looking to get their feet wet in cryptocurrency.

Today Saitama is down because their launch party did not showcase rumored information that people close to the project generated. This move led a lot of investors to take their money and put it elsewhere. The backers of Saitama stated that their Saitamask will be available in two weeks, but this wasn’t the most damning issue. The problem many people encountered was the lack of mentioning exchanges that have been rumored all over Twitter and YouTube.

While the launch mentioned the development of a Saitama blockchain and 6 percent staking rewards plus a few more goodies, it wasn’t enough to keep people from selling. A lot of people with large amounts sold their Saitama and came back in at a lower cost. However, I am more concerned about the new investor.

So I’ve put together a set of tips for people looking to get their feet wet in cryptocurrency.

1. Never believe 100 percent of what you are hearing.

People will often lie to try to get their tokens to the finish line. Research the token and the community chat regarding the token. Make sure you are comfortable with what you are hearing. If you feel like something doesn’t sound right, don’t invest.

2. Do not overlook things like potential copyright issues.

If a token is taking on the name and identification of a well-known show or character, be careful. People stated that there were red flags during the Squid Game token, but many people missed it. The fact that it is back and ready to cheat more people is surprising.

3. Never invest more than you are willing to part with.

I recently purchased a car that was thousands less than the one I initially wanted. The reason I bought my car was that I wanted to free up more money for investing. I’m not going to miss the money I invested because it wasn’t something I was looking to keep in the first place. However, I have heard about people investing their rent, utility money, and other needed funds on crypto. This isn’t smart, and it could cause someone to be homeless down the road.

4. Always Research.

You should read numerous articles and talk to financial advisors before jumping into crypto.

5. Know the difference between cryptos with utilities and meme coins that act as collectibles.

You should familiarize yourself with blockchain information, whitepapers, certifications, NFTs, Swaps, Metaverse, and anything else that new cryptos aim to be. You have to know what you are looking for regarding cryptocurrency.

6. Understand the difference between exchanges.

Not all exchanges are the same, nor are they all safe to use. Some exchanges are swaps that will rely on swapping USDT for Tokens or ETH. Some exchanges like Coinbase, Voyager, and Etoro will allow you to buy your crypto without swapping anything.

7. Pay attention to the bridge.

Some tokens cannot be converted to an erc20 bridge. I live in Texas, and we cannot use Binance, so I do not trade coins that are converted for the Binance bridge. Some people have sent their cryptocurrencies to the wrong wallets due to not understanding the bridge issue.

8. Do not fall for people on Twitter trying to help you get into your acct.

You wouldn’t give a common stranger your bank acct information, so this should be a no-brainer. Do not give anyone access to your wallet. It could cost you millions.

9. Do not spread false information to get your coin ahead of others.

It will prevent future people from wanting to invest and perhaps bring down strict regulations in the future. Keep it simple and let people know that whatever information you have, is a rumor until it isn’t.

10. Have Fun!

I am not a financial advisor.

Are You Ready For Saitama Inu?

If you have been busy lately, you might have missed out on a token that goes by the name Saitama Inu. It is a token in the Inu Family, but this token appears to be different. It’s normal to see tokens talk about NFT projects, swaps, and even blockchains. 

However, Saitama is doing something a little different. Perhaps, a little different is an understatement. It’s supposed to be partnering with VISA, UFC, and hospitals. At least, that is what we are hearing inside the Twitterverse from people close to the project. If this is true, we will see the start of a new type of meme coin. 

Up to now, meme coins have aired somewhat on the side of the less sophisticated types of cryptocurrency. In many ways, they are known for their depiction of animals or anime. Some might even say they are more of a collector’s item right now. You have your tokens that power swaps and house NFT platforms, but as far as partnerships with VISA or Mastercard, I’ve only seen Bitcoin accomplish this.

This is a very interesting time to be in cryptocurrency. Saitama is fairly new, and that’s what makes this situation crazy. On the 13th of November, Saitama is having a launch in Vegas, and they will also have information on their wallet. Saitama isn’t in any top exchanges at this moment. Yet, KuCoin will be adding them shortly. They have close to 200,000 investors, which puts them in a good spot to gain entry into bigger exchanges. 

So, let’s talk price! Currently, $Saitama is listing at $0.000000086651, which is down from its ATH of $0.000000150000. It means a person can get a billion without forking over large amounts of money. It is one of the four coins that I keep in my wallet. It also gains around 2% after certain transactions occur. I’ve made about 8 million $Saitama just by letting it sit inside my wallet.

I have to say, once again, I am very excited about the promise this one might bring. If it can pull off the rumored partnerships, it will be groundbreaking for memes. Instead of seeing memes pop up with art-inspired flare, we might see memes starting to act more like coins with real-life functions.

Remember I am not a financial advisor.

Is Shorting Another Crypto A Good Idea?

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After the sudden rise of Dogecoin earlier this year, numerous questions started to fly around about taxing crypto. When we file taxes early next year, we will have to add information regarding crypto trades! If you reside in the United States, be careful if you are shorting cryptocurrency for fun.

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It’s exciting when your favorite crypto spikes and angering when the opposite takes place. However, be careful listening to people urging you to short other coins. While it might help some people’s portfolios, it could come back to hurt your finances in the future. If I remember correctly, exchanges have been told to report anything over $10,000.

If you are new to crypto, you might not be aware that cryptocurrency is viewed as property. I will link something below to give you an idea of the whole tax ins and outs. Just be careful out in the crypto wilderness. This is why it is important to talk to financial advisors about how and when to trade crypto. Never let Twitter act as your financial advisor because it isn’t! Other than that, have fun and invest in your favorite coins.

In other news, SHIBA has been down since last night! Dogecoin has been up to 24.66%. I am still worried about Dogecoin, to be honest. With the amount of money that was poured into Doge by their investors, I would think it would have gained more than nearly 25%. As for Shib, most of us are still holding. Corrections happen, and so do other things!

I can’t wait to see what the weekend brings for our crypto community. As always, be safe and make good decisions. Talk to financial advisors when in question!

https://www.coinbase.com/learn/tips-and-tutorials/crypto-and-bitcoin-taxes-US

The Shiba Inu Outcome Will Predict The Winner Of Math In Cryptocurrency

Is cryptocurrency controlled by a single mathematical equation that predicts if a coin can prosper or fail? This is the question of the year. According to everything we’ve seen and learned over the past year, cryptocurrency seems to go by a different playbook.

While most of us fear large circulations of coins and uncertain market caps, some coins seem to be immune to the restraints of mathematics. Shiba Inu will be the coin to either prove that circulation and market cap are not treated the same in cryptocurrency or math is math. It is a very telling time for the industry, and it will help bring light to issues that are currently being debated all over Twitter.

With regulators here in the United States researching how cryptocurrency will work in banking systems, you can bet, all of these questions will need answers. One has to wonder how regulators will handle and classify certain cryptocurrencies. Will they post warnings as they do on penny stocks? Will they go back to whitepapers, defi ratings, or will they use another method of vetting?

There’s so much we still have to learn about whitepapers, security, rug pulls, blockchains, and the coding behind the currencies. Shib will tell us if cryptocurrency uses the mathematical rules that a lot of analysts are going by. You know, everyday math! I did a little research, and there are very few colleges that offer a degree in cryptocurrency. Some colleges have classes in blockchain technology, maybe even degrees. However, when it comes to using cryptocurrency in a financial system, I think one came up.

This is somewhat concerning when you have people trying to make rules on something that has no playbook. So, one of the ways we learn is by observing. Hopefully, someone is writing all of these cryptocurrencies and the way they move into a book for a degree program. Can Shib get to one cent? That is the question, and it will be the defining factor in how much we know or still do not know about the land of cryptocurrency.

As always, I am not a financial advisor. I am just a fan of crypto.

Kishu Inu Is Ready To Rock!

I have billions of this little guy and now he’s rising with Shib. So, let’s talk about where you can get into Kishu Inu if you are looking to get in before the billions are too far from your reach. I was able to get 20 billion for like 93 bucks! If you have a few bucks and you are looking to get into the meme side of cryptocurrency, check out sites like Coinmarketcap.com. Their site has a listing of all the crypto coins being offered, and the sites that offer them. They have all the information you need to help you make a healthy decision on your potential investment. Make sure you are going with exchanges that are solid. Check out the comments and get your verification done prior to sending a lot of money over.

I’ve read some messages on boards about certain exchanges holding investors’ money from their crypto earnings due to verification issues. Some exchanges are just horrible and should be avoided. I’ve seen people post about being locked out of their accounts to never seeing deposits hit their accts. I am not going to give you a list of the good, bad, and horrible because it is 1:30 in the morning. Truth be told, I am only up because I’m waiting for my Bitcoin to fully transfer into my other wallet. I have 2 confirmations to go. GOODIE. However, if you go on the site I mentioned, they have a rating system set up to show which exchanges can be trusted.

I like to tell you guys what I’m into, but I am not telling you to copy me by any means. So here is a link to Kishu Inu’s whitepaper. https://kishu.com/whitepaper/KishuInuWhitepaper.pdf and this is the link to their site. https://kishu.com/ ! It isn’t XRP or Bitcoin! Yet, it is a meme coin and we all know everyone likes meme coins. However, if you are looking to create a new meme coin, I have one little request. Can you make the next one a wyvern? Name it something cool, like Icy, okay maybe the sleep is starting to talk out loud. Anyway, if you have any ideas or currency I should look into next, let me know. I love cryptocurrency. Goodnight.

I am not giving financial advice, I am just telling you what I like.

Just How Much Do We Understand About Cryptocurrency? SHIBA INU And Surrealism

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Go back a year ago and look at articles published about meme tokens, and you will see a strong pattern of mistrust. Fast forward today, and you will see a group of cryptocurrencies known as meme tokens that have helped to create multiple millionaires. There’s also a billionaire walking around smiling because of Doge. These meme tokens are their very own forms of art packaged in the form of cryptocurrency. They house so much more than the faces of your favorite animal.

The meme tokens, in my opinion, are helping to usher in modern-day artwork that will soon replace the paintings many of us hang on our walls. Take Shiba Inu and their debut of their Shibarium; the event was such a success that it sold out of 10,000 NFTs in under one hour. Coinbase has over 2 million people signed up on their waiting list for their NFT art pieces that will debut later on.

Right now, the market is hot for these NFT pieces, and developers get it! It is perhaps one of the things that, in my opinion, makes the difference between a meme coin with little chance for advancement and a meme coin with the mechanics to change the world. Many Shib holders are eagerly waiting on a listing from Robinhood soon, but perhaps the foundation for success has already been placed.

Shib has a lot to offer, and the developers are continually working on new projects and burns. It is important not to lose sight of the ongoing progression these developers are making. They are committed and talented enough to keep coming up with new and vibrant ideas to take the token to the next level. Coinbase shows Shib gained about +42,067,063% over the past year.

I will be the first to tell you that I thought Shib was nothing but a knockoff for Dogecoin after it first arrived in the neighborhood. I even blocked some Shib followers because, in my mind, the project was just an attempt to grift Doge. Before Shibaswap went live, I started following Shiba Inu. Little by little, it became clear that Shib was serious about their token.

The more I learned, the more I appreciated their plight, and I became an investor. As of today, I can tell you I am so proud of the work these developers and followers have done regarding getting the word out. I believe that Shib will change the face of art, swap exchanges, and meme coins as we know it. Perhaps, these meme coins are going to be the new way to collect collectibles on a mass level. We are used to baseball cards, Pokemon cards, coin collecting, and comic books. Get ready for the newest branch of collectibles and perhaps the one to take over the former collectibles, meme tokens with NFT galleries.

I am not a financial advisor, but I am a hell of a fan.

Will Robinhood Be Able To Deal With The Mass Number Of Investors Coming From Shiba Inu?

Now that I’ve successfully finished making and devouring my favorite breakfast coffee, eggs over easy, toast, and a small scoop of blueberry honey on the side, let me turn down my Megan Fox movie, and let’s talk Robinhood. Don’t worry; I can still hear it in the background.

I know, a lot of people are overly anxious to hear about Shib’s listing on Robinhood. However, Robinhood is taking its time and trying hard not to give away clues. Yesterday Robinhood’s CEO Vladimir Tenev tried his best to outrun the question when he was interviewed about offering SHIB! He didn’t say no about the listing and even managed to blurt out some odd rambling about not being the first to list due to safety reasons. We know, Coinbase has a rigorous system when it comes to vetting coins. So, Shib is safe.

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If you recall, Dogecoin had to fight for their Coinbase listing. They had people like Mark Cuban and Elon Musk helping to lead the charge. In the end, Dogecoin was listed, but it took some convincing. Another catalyst could have been the timing around Dogecoin’s listing. The Coinbase stock was going down, and the Dogecoin listing, in my opinion, came to the rescue.

Robinhood isn’t in the same situation Coinbase was in when it listed Doge. Therefore, they can take a little time to figure out how to handle the Shiba Inu listing without having platform issues. When Dogecoin was running at its strongest, Robinhood was messing up left and right. Right now, we are talking about a coin that has a massive following! People are checking hour after hour for this Robinhood listing. Coinbase had hiccups their first week in listing Shib.

Any large platform would be a little nervous about this listing if they had issues in the past. Robinhood managed to grow its crypto team and hired people who were capable of dealing with cryptocurrency, but can they keep up with the volume? Wallets are going to be very important. Perhaps we will not see the listing until the wallets are live. I think we are currently 1,313,313 on the list for wallets. One reason the wallets will be important is due to people having coins on other platforms.

I think we need to chill out and let Robinhood figure out how to make the Shib launch successful. I will always feel like part of the issues that prevented Dogecoin from growing were the errors from platforms not knowing how to deal with the volume. I do not want to see that happen to Shib. It is imperative that the Shib listing goes off without Dogecoin flaws. We want a strong Shiba Inu! Now, back to the movie! I think I have like ten more minutes.

I am not a financial advisor.

Could Shiba Bring In A New Class Of Millionaires

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It’s getting harder and harder to ignore the small voices inside the heads of those SHIB holders who currently find themselves with millions of SHIB tokens. I know this because I am one!!!! The one driving factor for many of these investors is knowledge. You can bet almost every SHIB investor knows about Dogecoin. They are knowledgeable about the potential for tokens to create a pathway to money because of watching Dogecoin.

Many of us started with Dogecoin by way of Robinhood. Robinhood took crypto and made it something the Average Joe could experience without being a baby Bill Gates. While tokens are still tricky, and tokens with circulations like SHIB often seem unrealistic, it doesn’t seem to stop investors from jumping in. Dogecoin wasn’t supposed to reach anywhere near its current price level, according to articles published before it hit $0.25. Doge was often analyzed away from hitting even a lowly dime!

As Dogecoin gained fame and investors, it soon hit an ATH around 71 or 72 cents. I learned two things from being a Dogecoin investor and getting my feet wet in crypto. My first thing was that I needed to read numerous articles and research how other coins moved. The second was that I had to be willing to take chances with money, I could afford to lose, only. Instead of buying burgers, fries, coffee, and other snacks, I started putting money into crypto. I stopped buying expensive purses and carried my wallet around for the majority of the time.

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Now, I am slowly building my SHIB bag to house all the tokens I want to accumulate. I have heard people say things about the Doge Vs. Shib conflict, and if that’s a turn-off to you, so be it. Yet, this is my mindset, to make money, you cannot let your emotions guide you. I am investing in something because I want to achieve some sort of outcome for myself. My goals have little to nothing to do with the wars between innovation. I want to support something because I can see a use for it. If Shib and another coin walked up to the dinner table and we sat down for a conversation, I could see myself entertained by my Shib guest for a while. The token powers a swap, art incubator and rescue for dogs. I am supper interested in how swaps move and the future of NFTs.

Shib is also burning tokens every single day. I don’t know how long it will take SHIB to get to a dime or quarter, but I can tell you they are working on making something happen. Shib has everyone from potential Congressmen, actors, rappers, to countries rallying for a win! I feel really grateful to be part of the community because I have been able to watch it grow. I remember when ten bucks could get you millions and now 30 bucks buys you a million, and that change took place over 30 days or so. So, good luck and hang on.

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If you are new to the crypto world check out platforms like Coinbase because they have a great educational platform set up about cryptocurrency. Robinhood also has educational information and they have a phone # which allows you to talk to someone who can educate you on financial matters. I am not a financial advisor.

Shiba Inu Is More Than A Token.

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Shiba Inu is still kicking butt in the crypto field this morning. I’ve read a lot of questions regarding the reasons behind Shib’s sudden rise. I think people have to understand that Shib is more than just a coin. It is a token that powers a swap. You have to take note of the tokens that carry swaps like PancakeSwap, Sushiswap, or now MakiSwap. If all of this doesn’t make you giddy with happiness, Shib will be listed on WhiteBit tomorrow which will add another set of investors.

In my opinion, and I am not a financial advisor, but I like to look at the swaps. MakiSwap is a new swap that is now around $0.20. These swaps, including Shibaswap, tend to grow within a year or so. Take a look at your coins that power Uniswap, and the ones listed above, and you will see that there is a real chance for earning potential. They do not go to the height of Bitcoin or near that amount per coin, but they do raise more than a dollar per coin, generally speaking.

https://sushi.com/

I honestly think we are witnessing the growth of Shib as a token, which powers a swap. They have the new NFT section, which will be part of their platform, which will generate more income. Not only will the NFT generate income, but it will also trigger automatic burns. Keep in mind burning is something that a lot of us have been requesting.

https://www.shibatoken.com/

As I stated months ago, for Shib to take off, it would have to be on major platforms, and burns would need to be part of any process. The beauty of Shib is that it is still so inexpensive. At this point, you can get 1.3 million for around 30 bucks. Keep in mind this time last month investors could get double or triple that. So, the price is going up! Yet, most of us spend 30 bucks at McDonald’s on a good day.

As always, these are my opinions, and I am not a financial advisor. I’m just a mama on a mission, and I happen to love crypto.

Can Shiba Inu Keep Up The Good Fight?

Yesterday was a great day for Shib investors. It’s sort of funny because this weekend I was talking to my daughter about her Shib bag. She had maybe a total of 20 million, and after we talked, she increased it to over 50 million Shiba tokens. It turned out her weekend investment came at the right time.

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Crypto is a very funny little beast. If you are starting and you do not understand it, I would talk to a financial advisor. Due to my mistakes with Dogecoin and listening to perhaps the wrong people, I did things a little differently this go around. Timing is the key!! It also pays to be watchful. So, let’s get down to the rumors about Robinhood. Rumors on Twitter have been swarming about a potential listing by Robinhood.

If it happens, I would be surprised to see it take place this week. I’m not going to lie; it was one of the reasons I went on and purchased more coins. If they do trade Shib, the coin will go up again. I wanted to be a whale, but if Shib keeps going at the rate it’s going at, it will knock that dream out of the water for me. I guess that’s a good thing, but I wanted whale status.

I think my main fear is of the SEC doing something shady. Now that we know they tend to act questionable, it does sort of place a cloud over the potential of crypto trading. I think we need a new department geared towards the stewardship of crypto. I feel like the SEC is too dated with laws reaching back to over 100 years ago that might not be valid in a techno-driven world.

I think crypto brings a certain level of privacy that scares the hell out of governments. It brings a way to create new millionaires and billionaires. We are looking at the beginning of a new financial system. I read an article yesterday which talked about how Bank of America is starting to research crypto. This is huge, and it will not be the last bank to take this project on.

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There’s money to be made in the crypto market, and the powers to be are seeing that it isn’t just from Bitcoin. There are a lot of coins that people can get behind, and some of those coins will result in millions. There’s also a chance people could lose a lot of money. I have one daughter who refuses to touch investing on any level. I was willing to give her 50 bucks to put in a small coin, and she declined the offer. You will have a lot of people who are skeptical of change.

I missed out on Bitcoin because nobody knew anything about crypto. I asked around for years and even researched it, but I had no clue about exchanges or any of that stuff. I credit Robinhood for turning the light on about cryptocurrency. Had it not been for Robinhood, many of us wouldn’t know about Dogecoin or anything else. Before learning about cryptocurrency, I would waste money on rings, Starbucks, and lotto tickets. Sometimes, I would buy the occasional expensive purse here and there.

I managed to take that money that I would put on stupid stuff and get returns that have helped my family out. Last summer, we needed a new AC, and guess what??? My crypto was able to help out. So, I am finding new uses for the money I would normally throw away. That’s why I crypto!

I am not A financial advisor, so before you invest anything, talk to someone who might be able to school you on the ups and downs.

Is Shib Ready For A New ATH

The past week has been a rollercoaster for Shib investors. Shib is now available on many major exchanges, but there seems to be a problem with the token gaining momentum. Some would wager that the current lack of momentum stems from the chaotic listing on Coinbase Pro. When Coinbase Pro listed Shib, they listed it at a higher price, which resulted in people buying it around 0.00006 instead of the 0.000006 price range. While other exchanges showed the right price, new investors who used Coinbase Pro saw inflated prices. These prices resulted in an epic Shib crash on Coinbase Pro. Investors were left hurt and confused.

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Many critics reveled in the crash and quickly took to blaming the coin for the failure. The issue was more than likely due to the number of traders trying to move their Shib. As of now, Shib has over 600,000 investors and is in nearly all of the major exchanges. There is a rumor that Robinhood will soon add Shib to their platform. Not to mention, Shib is listed on the Coinbase Pro platform and has yet to be listed on the Coinbase exchange.

After those two things occur, we might be looking at a moneymaker for thousands of people. One of the things that keep coming up is the fact that Shib has a circulating supply of nearly 400 trillion coins. A lot of investors are insisting on Shib implementing a burn. Burns help to remove some of the excess currency in most cases while helping to knock off zeros. However, some of the investors are countering that the notion of burning Shib, isn’t the right move.

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If Robinhood picks the currency up, it will be interesting. Unlike KuCoin, Coinbase, or other exchanges, Robinhood only has a limited amount of crypto due to their stock trades. By adding Shib, it will be adding an affordable currency that resembles Dogecoin in the early days. It will also help to strengthen Robinhood’s stock to some degree. In my opinion, Robinhood needs to pick up ADA and a few more crypto babies if it wants to be a contender in the crypto market. Right now, their crypto trading is somewhat undesirable.

If Shib can get Shibaswap to become the swap it needs it to be, there’s no reason why we cannot see a Pancakeswap situation, take place. Take Pancakeswap which, was under 20 cents almost a year ago. It is now over 20 dollars. If Shib wants to get serious about becoming the next Pancakeswap, they will need to get busy burning some of these coins and taking them out of circulation.

Anyway, that’s the skinny on the would be penny! See what I did right there???LOL

As always, I am not a financial advisor. Find a financial advisor to help you gather a better understanding of how to trade stocks and crypto.

Many Investors ARe Nervously Awaiting Updates On XRP and ADA This Week

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This week, or perhaps next week, we should be hearing information on the lawsuit between XRP and the SEC. Many investors are chomping at the bits to pounce on XRP after the lawsuit ends. However, there is a question about when the end will take place. If you have been following the litigation, it should come as no surprise regarding the stall tactic that the SEC is now trying to use.

They are currently trying to get their hands on Ripple’s slack data, which could take a long time to gather. We are talking about a lot of information that could be much of nothing more than a stall tactic. In my eyes, it looks like the SEC is trying to pull a rabbit out of a hat because they look shady when it comes to their dealings with XRP. The case is centered around the SEC trying to claim that XRP is a security.

While we are all silently hoping that the judge rules to grant a win for XRP, the case has the potential to last for a while, due to discovery. Discovery is the most hated word ever because it means a lot of work regarding data probing. Requesting the slack data was well within the SEC’s right, but it still doesn’t mean the move wasn’t a stall tacit. Word on the street is that they aren’t going to find anything significant enough to prove anything.

So, on to ADA! The eyes are on the upcoming smart contracts. Right now, it is around $2.824 and going up! I know many people see ADA as a competitor of ETH, and it could be unless XRP gets the greenlight. Before the SEC went after XRP, they were the third-largest cryptocurrency, now ADA has taken that crown. It seems to be shadowing Bitcoin. Ironically, if you follow the movement of XRP, it doesn’t seem to respond to Bitcoin in the same way. XRP is at $1.281 right now. This is very interesting because XRP isn’t available on all trading platforms yet. It’s exciting to be in the world of crypto right now.

I am just a lady who loves crypto. I am not a financial advisor, so don’t do anything I would or wouldn’t do!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

PS. Keep my family in your prayers this week. My daughter starts school tomorrow and we live in Texas. If you have been following our mask drama, you are well aware, some of our schools might be in danger. I happen to live in an area that is controlled by Republicans which means, we are pretty much living in danger due to spreaders. The people here do not really believe in masks or believe in the vaccine. This is why I am desperately hoping my crypto takes off. It makes a move out of this state possible. By the way, I accept XRP as tips. Send away!!!!!!!! rJEYCzXUnuk4wXXKLRhJkopk6PDn9oHEqh

What Defines A Good Leader- Tale Of A Texas Crisis

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Throughout history, we have learned about leaders and how they have influenced culture, innovation, and life as we know it. Leaders come in all shapes and sizes. You have your leaders born into positions of power, and then you have your leaders who evolve with a crisis.

Today we are witnesses to the birth of real leadership in the state of Texas. We are in a situation that seems a little bleak at the present moment. In some areas like mine, a picture is starting to appear from out of the ashes of chaos. The image depicts a vicious wave of COVID-19 which, is ripping through many neighborhoods.

Our Governor Abbott has solidified his course of action, preventing Texans from protecting each other from COVID-19’s Delta variant. He and Senator Ted Cruz have both tried to sell Texans, on the border being the cause of Texans getting sick. However, there are estimated to be around 12 counties with critical levels of transmission near the border. I have posted a map so you can check out the counties. The majority, as you will see of the critical cases, are in Republican rural counties. I have also posted a link to a political map. You can look at the data below.

I live in a rural county, and I can tell you by the observations I’ve made; it’s rare to see people wearing masks. I think some are starting to get the picture, but there’s still a lot of people without masks. I noticed at my daughter’s store , they don’t even offer plexy glass for their cashiers. One of her coworkers just came back from having COVID, and my husband has a coworker out with COVID as we speak. She is the third person in the office to get COVID within four weeks.

COVID is getting scary right now. We are all vaccinated because, at this point, I feel like it’s a matter of time before we get it. School starts in a couple of weeks, and my youngest will be returning to the classroom. She also has the vaccine, but it’s still a little nerving. I look at these leaders in places like Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio who are standing up to the stupid mandates put in place by Abbott. They are fighting for their people.

The red counties do not have that sort of leadership. We seem to be captives in the middle of a cruel political game. Abbott wants to sell people on the idea of individual responsibility. Yet, if people were responsible, we wouldn’t have any need for prisons and jails. He keeps chanting about not wanting to mandate Texans, but he had no problem preventing people from protecting their cities.

The sad part is that we all know mask mandates work. When our numbers were high last summer, the mask mandate helped to bring them down. Children under 12 cannot get vaccinated, so you would think he would act in the best interest of those children and at least put the mandates back with the schools. Not only did he mandate schools to not require masks, but he wanted to take away the school’s ability to let parents know about infections.

We are living in a real-life nightmare because these people are playing at leading. We’ve seen what bad leadership can do in times of emergency. Yet, instead of Abbott learning from the mistake of former President Trump, he is following, as fast as he can.

https://healthweather.us/map/texas-TX?mode=covid_risk

Map of Texas counties by political party. https://www.politico.com/2020-election/results/texas/

Cryptocurrencies This Week

With Amazon stating they are working on accepting Bitcoin payments in the future, cryptocurrencies are getting a breath of fresh air. There are rises for the big coins as well as some not so big. XRP is starting to look a little better, which is something, I am watching. We will not know the full potential of XRP until it is out of the courts. However, the word on the street is that XRP got shafted by the SEC.

The news coming from the courts regarding the whole Ripple situation looks like a giant mess constructed by the SEC. For this reason, cryptocurrencies do not need to be touched by the SEC because any manipulation can cost investors millions. Right now, any move regarding taxation or regulation is questionable.

For instance, why should crypto investors get penalized for trading cryptocurrencies? There’s so much we still do not know about cryptocurrencies and how the market moves, so the government trying to tax the market seems a bit of an overreach.

Now, it’s time to look at Shibaswap. After I posted the article about the Def rating, another company rated the swap about a week later. Shibaswap was able to get passing numbers, but the swap has since taken a tumble. The TVL went from 1.6 billion to 458 million, which shows some concern. Many investors have posted frustration about gas prices for ETH and not seeing the gains they thought they would see. One of the issues is that some investors thought Shib would knock off multiple zeros after the swap was up and running.

That hasn’t happened, and due to the lack of big exchanges such as Coinbase and Etoro not listing Shib, it isn’t rising. I think this is something we have to be patient with and use caution while determining how much money we wish to push in its direction. One thing I always tell my kids is that coin diversity matters. It’s sort of like dating, if I only dated one type of person, I would have never married my husband. Assortment was always a great thing!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL That’s the skinny!

As always, if you are looking to invest, talk to a professional, because I am not one!

Question of the week!!

Do you think XRP will be able to regain their position prior to the lawsuit?

Texas Positivity Rate Reaches 10% & Still Silence From Leaders

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Within a matter of days, Texas has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases. On Friday, cases were floating around 5 percent, and now news outlets are showing 10 percent positivity. Meanwhile, the Nextdoor apps are seeing arguments in local neighborhoods dealing with the outbreak. The attitudes are anywhere from skeptical to concerned about community members living through the next wave.

Many people are frustrated that we are still dealing with COVID a year and a half later. Others are still trying to push the conspiracy theory idea regarding the virus and the vaccine. This morning one poster tried to link the vaccine with the mark of the beast. As a member living in the community, it is alarming that we have people with that mindset dictating their stance on the vaccine.

Part of the problem stems from the fact that people are just too uneducated about the vaccine. The vaccine doesn’t prevent people from getting COVID-19; it helps to minimize the effects. This means it might prevent some people from having to get on oxygen or see hospital rooms. Numerous places are offering the vaccine, but there seems to be a lack of public education around the benefits of getting it.

The administration needs to implement a plan on educating the public due to there being so much negative information. There are a couple of groups that could reach out via phone like, Health and Human Services. The problem, however, seems to be that our governor isn’t talking about the rise. The only information we are hearing in Texas has been misinformation from Senator Cruz linking the rise in cases to people at the border. One poster on Nextdoor tried to link the current rise in our county to the increase mentioned by Cruz. We live 14 hours from the border, which means our rise, has very little to do with the border.

While Governor Abbott is staying silent on the situation, people are still going out and filling up restaurants, stores, and stadiums. It is a scary time to live in Texas and just another reason why our current leadership isn’t cognitively ready to deal with COVID.

https://www.news4sanantonio.com/news/local/texas-covid-19-positivity-rate-is-10-officials-say-we-have-more-tools-to-fight-it

Texas Governor Abbott Silent About COVID-Surge

AUSTIN, TX – MAY 18: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Texas Governor Greg Abbott announces the reopening of more Texas businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic at a press conference at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on Monday, May 18, 2020. Abbott said that childcare facilities, youth camps, some professional sports, and bars may now begin to fully or partially reopen their facilities as outlined by regulations listed on the Open Texas website. (Photo by Lynda M. Gonzalez-Pool/Getty Images)

Over the last few days, area hospitals are reporting a new surge in COVID cases here in Central Texas. This past week Senator Cruz publicly announced that illegal immigrants were causing new cases of COVID-19 in some parts of Texas.

https://abcnews4.com/news/nation-world/senator-ted-cruz-says-covid-19-cases-rising-in-south-texas-due-to-border-crisis

I live in a city that happens to be 14 hours from the border. We are a very red area, politically speaking. Most of the people here do not wear masks. Our uptick is not due to illegal immigration; it is due to people, not social distancing, not wearing a mask, plus other nonsense. Sadly, once again, COVID is being used as a political weapon.

For over a year, COVID-19 has been the political machine that has driven people against each other, and due to more lies, like the ones told by Cruz, it will continue to be that way. From churches to the government, there’s no slowing down arguments surrounding COVID.

Once again, at this rate, we will walk into another closure of businesses. Our governor seems to always miscalculate the severity of COVID, and right now, he is not expressing any public concern regarding the recent outbreak. We are now at a level 3, which means we are witnessing a moderate outbreak, and nobody is being warned.

Given the comments made by Senator Cruz earlier this week, I fully expect to see the Republicans place the current outbreak on Central Americans. This is what happened when Trump was in office, but it was towards China.

Without Abbott talking about the surge, Texans are going to get sicker. We have all businesses open with remote workers returning to their offices. There are large gatherings all over the place, and the majority of people have taken their masks off. Not to mention, he has reversed the need for children to wear a mask while attending school.

As for the vaccine, our county has a low number of people who have taken the vaccine. In red areas, which are Republican, people listen to their leadership; when it comes to matters like this. Sadly, the voice of reason no longer sounds like a voice of reason if the person behind it isn’t a Republican. With so much political pandering, the current atmosphere is ripe for more death and blame.

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Studio Wildcard Is Slow About Taking Down Hackers.

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Hackers are slowly ruining Ark, the survival game by Studio Wild Card. If you are not familiar with Ark, it is an adventure/survival game that allows you to build and tame dinosaurs. Players can mate and breed dinos to get the best stats in stamina, melee, and health. These stats help defeat bosses at the end of the expansions or maps.

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Whenever a new map comes out, you often find servers full of players on the official servers. There are other servers, but they are your non-dedicated servers. That means they are run my people who rent servers from people like G-portal or other companies. Right now we are losing the battle on hacking. Hacking hasn’t been a big issue in the past. We’ve known about hackers or dupers for a while, but amount of duping wasn’t so horrible that it crippled game play for nearly the entire server, all the time. For some reason, the hackers are hacking overtime.

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While, I could easily play on another server, I have found this server to have a great community. In the end, it’s about community. Some servers are really cool with awesome people. I’ve met friends who are from Sweden, Ireland, and other countries around the globe. During the lockdown, Ark was a really big help for many of the players in hard-hit areas. They tried to help ease real-life struggles by hosting in-game incentives so that people could focus on something rather than death. It was also a small token of how much they cared about their community.

Fast forward to today, and we are seeing some players ruin the game by constant hacking. The server I play on is constantly crashing, and it is happening so frequently that very little gets done. There are constant rollbacks which once again prevent people from getting things done. So, the enjoyment that once came with starting a new map and meeting new people is starting to dull. Sadly, these tribes did not start on the server day one. They came after people were already building their bases and blocked about three tribes from finishing their bases. It is aggressive gaming at best.

If Studio Wild Card doesn’t want to lose players, they will need to find a better or more efficient way of getting rid of hackers. Perhaps, looking into a mandatory downtime like WoW would be beneficial. There has to be something the company can do to make sure their players feel satisfied with the end product.

Can We Still Claim Religion As a Shared Characteristic ?

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Religion is a funny thing. For many of us, we wear it like a necklace around our necks. It often comes up in conversations when addressing the concerns of today. However, how many of us are trying to practice it as Jesus would request?

21“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

Matthew Chapter 7 NKJV

God knows the color of our heart, and our heart gives birth to our actions. Many of you talk about not liking Democrats due to their stance on homosexuality and abortion. However, I would like to call your attention to something.

Exodus 22:21 – Moses gives God’s law:  “You shall not wrong or oppress a resident alien; for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.” 1 Corinthians 13:13, KJV: “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”

Immigration is a hot topic right now because our leaders are trying to cause attention to it. However, I want you to ask yourself what Jesus would do if he were at the wall? We are not talking about the criminals, we are talking about innocents people looking to make a better life.

This past year has been a giant teaching moment for our entire country. We have seen what a virus can do to even the strongest of nations. Here in Texas, we got a taste of global warming via a winter storm so unparalleled that many of us still carry some remnants with us today. Yet, we still argue. We still argue and pick up the same drama from pre-Covid America.

It’s time to put politics aside and think about right and wrong. If you claim the victory over two talking points, but you cannot honor the main objective of being a Christian, who are you? We are called to love and be a light. I used to get so angry when I watched movies showcasing Christians as being mentally unstable and cruel. Then you look at some of the people who take up the name Christian today, and you understand the reason behind it.

Part of the problem is that some of us aren’t studying the Bible anymore. We are going to Church and thinking that the preacher is supplying us all the knowledge we will ever need to call on.

 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2nd Timothy 2/15

This was the first bible verse I learned, and it never grows old.

For some of us who might not have understood pre-covid, now we should understand. Some of the countries that are seeing a mass decline are seeing it due to global warming. Global warming is affecting different regions in different ways. For us, it was a great freeze that killed an unknown amount of people. For those coming from hotter climate areas, it is hindering their ability to produce food. Due to what we encountered in Texas, I feel like we should be more open to helping others.

These situations are freak and devastating. Nobody is saying let anyone break the law. I am asking that we find it in our hearts to be kinder to our neighbors. This isn’t about undoing the law, it is about fulfilling God’s law. Hate has no place. We should be handing water and food to those behind the gates, not holding guns in their faces.

King James Version Matthew 25-35

For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

Is There A Mathematical Way Shib Reaches 0.1 In the near Future?

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I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and reading about the chances of Shib reaching 1 cent. I have seen articles talking about there’s a chance for Shib to hit $1.00, and I have heard YouTube personalities say the coin can’t reach as little as .01!

I invested in Doge when it was around .08, and I recall people saying the same thing about Dogecoin reaching the milestones it crushed. There were a few things that had to happen before Doge could hit its milestones. If Shib is going to have a chance at reaching .01, it will need to gain support in more exchanges! Those exchanges played a vital part in Dogecoin’s growth.

Without the listing in Etoro, Coinbase, Robinhood, and Webull, Shib is looking at an uphill battle. Until those exchanges allow Shib to be traded on their platforms, we are not going to see mass movement. Thusfore, it will be hard to see the real potential of the token.

While swaps are a great way for people to get tokens they wouldn’t be able to get on exchanges like Coinbase, the process isn’t ideal. Most of us who have traded stocks for years like the buy it and forget it method. It is much easier to have money in an account and just hit the buy button, and the order is filled. The problem with swapping is that new crypto traders might not understand the process.

It could very well be a turn-off for someone having to send money to an account, buy Tether, turn around, and then trade it for another currency. This process might prevent new investors from going all in. It is the reason exchanges like Coinbase make a world of difference. With exchanges like Coinbase and Etoro, you link your account and post your money. After your money hits the account, you buy what you want to buy! It is simple! You only have to buy once, and you do not have to worry about swapping anything out.

So, your new investors are going to be more willing to buy on the larger platforms, which bring simplicity and security. One of the things that these platforms are going to use as a determining factor, in my opinion, will be the functionality of Shibaswap. In 8 days, if Shibaswap shows a gain to the people who are using it, I think we will see more open doors. However, if Shibaswap has a lot of issues and people talking about losing money, things will remain icy. The future of Shib could very well be determined by the performance of Shibaswap. If it is an all-out success, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Dogecoin movement.

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As always I am not a financial advisor. If you would like to join Etoro use my link peeps! I get 50 bucks so I can buy me something! https://etoro.tw/3b0Klf1

Shibaswap’s DeFi rating Could Cause Concern For Many.

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I’ve been waiting for the results of the ins and outs of SHIBASWAP before I push any money in that direction. This morning, I got up and did my usual research and found out the results are not good. The word on the streets is that Shibaswap got the lowest rating of all of the exchanges listed today. It was rated a single one-digit number which is 3.

I will post the ratings below after I explain why this concerns me as a potential Shibaswap investor. The rating scores five different categories. The first rating which, is on code and team graded Shibaswap with a zero. There are questions about the coding and the people behind the swap.

The next category is documentation, for which they scored a rating of 11. The experts went on to score zeros for testing and security, which make up lines three and four.

The last category was access control which scored a 9. There were problems across the board. Perhaps the most alarming to me would be the security and not knowing who owns the bulk of the swap. Security is a big issue because hacks can take away your currency. I have seen hackers bring down the best of things, government websites, department store data, and games. If you are dealing with any liquidity, making your platform safe should be a top concern. So, seeing zero in security is a big no-no for me.

Another issue is that the majority of the swap is owned by one address, and when it was exposed, random addresses, were added with little to no currency. This is a little shady and concerning. Why were dummy addresses added, and if they aren’t dummy addresses, where is their currency? What was up with the timing?

The realist in me understands that things do not get great overnight. When Obamacare started up, the website was garbo! It took some months to get the website off and running. So, we could be seeing something like this with Shibaswab. It is a new exchange, and it isn’t expected to have perfect numbers across the board. Yet, I have this little voice in my head that keeps saying, my momma didn’t raise no fool!

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So, I will be careful and pay attention before I decide to dump any money into the swap until they can fix these issues. As always do your research on things! I am not giving you financial advice, I am just breaking down the skinny. Be careful in the crypto universe.

The Difference Between Doge & SHIB

While I am a Dogecoin holder, I cannot help feeling excitement over Shibaswap. It has been a little over 24 hours since Shibaswap went live, and the volume liquidity has already reached over 1 billion. Now, this puts the infant exchange in the realms of Uniswap and others. Keep in mind Uniswap’s volume liquidity is over 1.75 billion. So, again we are talking about 1.15 billion for Shibaswab in just a little over 24 hours.

It took precisely five to eight months for exchanges like Sushiswap, Pancakeswap, and Uniswap to make their way into dollar territory. Right now, Sushiswap is the lowest at $9.18, and Uniswap highest at $23.01. So this makes me feel hopeful. Shibaswap would only have to get to 0.05 to grace me with a million bucks!

I’m hoping we do not see quick movement because I want to add more money next month. My goal would be to acquire around 100 million tokens, but for me to do that, the prices need to somewhat stay the same. Dogecoin’s road was a little bit different due to what it was trying to accomplish and the obstacles placed in its way with shorting.

Dogecoin is going for the crypto payment option, in my opinion. While it is trying to gain more strength as a readily accepted payment option, the press around it has sort of overshadowed the potential. This leads me to believe that when you get famous people too involved with your coins, it can cause the coin to have a negative reaction.

The two can coexist in the crypto world, with Shib being one of the vehicles used to carry Doge on their exchange. While Doge had to worry constantly about shorting, Shib will not have that issue in the future due to its functionality. I see no reason why coin holders cannot put past animosity aside and support both coins.

Both coins have a spot at the table, we just need to wait for the meal to be served.

I am not a financial advisor. I’m just sharing why I like certain coins.

Shibaswap Is Here

It is too early to tell if the launch of the Shibaswap exchange will create the pump many investors dream about seeing since Dogecoin. While the start up and launch have been a victorious sign for many Shib owners, there are problems with transfers. One of the ongoing concerns is the gas fee associated with the Ethereum highway!

For some investors, they are reporting seeing gas fees showing up twice. Others are saying that are not seeing their coins being staked. So, there are some bugs. While some are optimistic about the chance for Shib to price somewhere around Pancakeswap or Sushieswap in the future, others are a little leery. Both Pancakeswap and Sushiswap are both priced around nine dollars and above for their tokens. The tokens like Sushi and Shib will power the swaps.

Shibaswap allows people to do trade for Bone and Leash. It is an exciting time to be invested in the crypto world, but caution is still needed. Before you jump on any bandwagon, read up on it, and if you still do not understand it, YouTube it! Some great Youtubers are explaining the swap in detail, so check them out.

I am, as always, am on the cheap side I am a holder of Doge and SHIB. I have learned to educate myself on matters that hinder my purse. Right now, Shib is at a great price. I do not know how much longer it will be at its current price with Shibaswab going live today. Finding a good exchange was the issue for me when it came to investing in SHIB. So, I went with Kucoin months ago. You also have Voyager and a few other good exchanges when it comes to investing in the token.

Investing in crypto isn’t something I would dump my bill money into, but with 20 to 50 dollars, you could get a million tokens. I put in 235 bucks which allows me to have a little over 26 million tokens. If it goes up to even 0.10, I will have millions! So, it is fun to think about the what-ifs, but I wouldn’t get carried away. SHIB is currently at 0.00000866, so who knows what the week will bring.

Do your research before any investing and talk to a professional. I am not a financial advisor just a geek trying to figure out how cryptocurrency can work in my life.

Please do not participate in any scams. One of the ongoing scams involves people asking for investors to send them 5 million coins for the chance at getting 10 million. They are asking for random amounts so be careful. RESEARCH. Read the threads and be careful out there.

Asking A Really Big Favor

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We had a death in the family and some of the family members started a Gofund me page for our uncle who was killed while biking in PA this week. As of now, we do not know who killed him. I am asking for donations. If you could please just pass the page around it would help wonders. His funeral is on Friday, so any donations would help in a huge way. I am asking if you could pass it around on your Twitter, Facebook or anything that might be able to gain eyes.

http://levittownnow.com/2021/06/29/bicyclist-killed-along-route-13-in-hit-run-crash/

https://gofund.me/fe5d7e52

Is The Rivalry of CryptoCurrency Reminiscent of An Earlier Time In American History?

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This morning, we’re traveling back to some of the revolutionary changes that have made us who we are today. When you think about any advancement within a culture, the first thing that comes to mind is how change comes about.

How did the change come about, and what was the outcome of the change? The earliest implementation of change in our history would be somewhere around Colonial times. Around these times, cultivation outlined what people would eat and where certain things would be grown. This event would spearhead the locality of settlements. Would people build near the water, or would they set up more inland?

So years after the settlements were up and running, someone found oil. That oil would give birth to fuel, railroads, and autos. According to The American Oil and Gas Historical Society, the first well was set up in Titusville, Pennsylvania, around the latter part of the 1800s. If you look on a map, you will notice that Titusville isn’t far from the water. It was settled in the latter part of the 1700s. If you recall, Jamestown was settled around the beginning of the 1600s.

Looking at things from a historical stance, these advancements happen almost every century. They often help to bring the country into another century. However, with these advancements, problems seem to follow. In the past, the resulting conflicts ranged from slavery, racist treatment against Japanese migrants, and also attacks on farmers. These attacks happened almost always against the poor.

So, it is to no surprise that we see conflicts in the markets due to crypto wars. The attitudes to protect self-interest have not shifted that much. Over the past month, we have seen attack after attack launched at Dogecoin. It should come as no surprise when you look back at the warring between railroad companies and the banks.

For years the banks have always been the guardian of finance to some degree. Here comes a new currency that somewhat pushes regular banking aside, and people freak out. Cryptocurrency is still new when you think about an all-out operating system. We are probably overdue when it comes to an updated currency change, in my opinion. Germany and other countries in nearby locations updated their currency to the Euro. I remember moving to Germany some years after the upgrade, and I felt like a child learning to count again! It was uncomfortable, but I got it down. Getting the driver’s license over that way was another story; it took me two tries!!

So, here we are smack dab in the middle of the currency shift, and we are witnessing costly arguments over cryptocurrency. People are tanking rival currencies while others are yelling for the SEC to step in. I fear that the continual arguments will bring the entire house down. There shouldn’t be this level of hostility regarding which currency goes up or down. In the matter of Dogecoin, public figures were calling out for shortages. A lot of people lost money due to manipulation tactics dealt by people from rival coins.

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Sadly, Doge didn’t threaten these coins. However, these people went out of their way to short the coin, which eventually caused eyes to turn in their direction. If we cannot change how we deal with competition, we risk growing as a nation. Once again, we see similar behavior that played out centuries ago with the railroads and banks. They often used bully tactics to get people to sell and move in order to gain their stance. Perhaps it is not too late to learn from history and open our arms to a new way of living without causing pain. We do not have to attack people’s assets in order to protect our own gain.

As always, I am not a financial advisor, speak to one if you wish to learn about investing.

The Expanse In Real Life Powered By DogeCoin

Today we are living in a Sci-fi lover’s dream come true. We have current exploration ongoing on Mars and trips to the moon via private companies. Mars has always been a point of interest for humans due to its chemical make-up and distance from Earth. It is nicknamed the Red Planet because of the iron oxide chemicals. The biggest difference between Earth and Mars would be the absence of water and the fact that Mars is half the size of Earth.

The fact that Mars has no water on its surface raises a concern regarding future colonization. How will early settlers get water, and what will the dusty atmosphere do to their health? If we think about water and its role in creating vegetation, it becomes a vehicle of sustainability. For example, take the Mojave desert and its lack of vegetation. After being stationed there for three years with my husband, I came back with chronic sinus problems.

A lot of the people stationed there had sinus problems. Our second daughter, who was born there, developed skin issues. I recall a nurse once stating that it was common for children born in that region, but I have not been able to find any research to back it up. I can tell you that before living in the desert, I had never suffered a sinus problem. So, this makes me wonder about the health risk associated with living in a dusty atmosphere.

Another drawback of living in a desert environment was the cases of depression. Depressions were very frequent in the Mojave due to the lack of color. The majority of the colors were brown and gloomy. Our base had your run-of-the-mill landscaping, but outside of base was nothing but a desert wasteland.

If any colony hopes to exist on Mars, it will have to create a green oasis out of the desert environment. As of today, there are plans for colonization, but they will not come into play until Mars has been properly examined for human existence or Martian existence. This means the probes will have to check for weather, physical dangers, psychological dangers, settlement obstacles, and vegetation readiness. After all of these things get the green light, then comes the obstacle of currency.

Trade will more than likely the way to go in the beginning because many of these trips will be one way only. This is how crypto currency presents an open door towards financing. Take a coin like Dogecoin which has the ability to be used worldwide and has the ability to be recreated at a larger rate. Just as it can be utilized from country to country, it could also be used from planet to planet. As long as Dogecoin remains affordable, not like Bitcoin, it can create the backing of a new foundation.

So, this is a science geek’s dream come true. I think back to my very first science project which was the solar system. I can still remember the excitement of creating the planets and explaining the difference between Saturn and Jupiter. Needless to say, when shows like Star Trek came on TV, I was right in front, taking in every little detail. We are slowly getting to see how things will start. I am posting some websites with information about Mars colonization below. The Expanse will be real in a couple of decades.

http://www.mars-one.com/

https://www.inverse.com/article/51291-spacex-here-s-the-timeline-for-getting-to-mars-and-starting-a-colony

Always Advancing

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These last few weeks have been a crazy time for many of us who invest in cryptocurrency. I decided to invest some of my income tax money into my Robinhood acct, and it paid off. So let me start with the updates!!

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I am feeling spectacular since my weight is going back down. I have started back mowing the lawn! Yes, I can do the yard again because my knee doesn’t hurt anymore. I have managed to stay active, and I started back playing ARK. I purchased my server. It funny, I’m jumping in bed like a little kid when I lay down at night because I can!!!! So, yes, I am feeling good! Activity is the key, stay active, and you will stay young.

Now, on the topic of cryptocurrency!! I am trying to get my daughter into it because I feel like we are standing on the edge of something earthshattering; when it comes to our financial future. I sent her some money and told her to invest it in crypto. At this point, I do not invest large sums of money because I am conservative with my money.

I have over 15k shares of Dogecoin which means if it goes up, I will make money. If Dogecoin were to hit at least 50 bucks, I would have over half a million dollars. So, I am no financial advisor, but if investing 1200 dollars gives me a chance to get almost half a million bucks at 50 dollars per coin, I am not selling. If there is even a grain of a shot, I want to explore it. My dream would be to see Dogecoin reach about 100 bucks per coin because it would make me a millionaire. Right now, I am just patiently waiting and hoping that just maybe 1200 dollars turned out to be the start of something mind-blowing.

I started with 1200 invested in Doge and now I quadrupled that! So, I am a happy little camper! So, that’s me in a nutshell! I am always trying to better myself inside and out. We should be always be in the habit of doing things that produce positive outcomes for us and those around us. Please understand that I am only telling you what’s going on in my world, not insisting that you follow my path. Investing is tricky and if you want to do it, find someone educated in cryptocurrency to give you the whole story.

“Habit is a powerful means of advancement, and the habit of eternal vigilance and diligence, rarely fails to bring a substantial reward.” ~ Lewis Howard Latimer

Dogecoin And History

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There have been many ideas and rumors floating around about the current cryptocurrency Dogecoin. Talk to anyone, and you will find a vast assortment of opinions that surround the popular currency. Your financial people hate it, while the people love it. So, who’s right?

Let’s say for an argument, most cryptocurrency has no place in the world today. We could say that the only real options for cryptocurrency should remain Bitcoin and Ethereum . Well, what does that say about wealth? Every decade or, so there seems to be a shift in advancement and wealth.

If you look at your history books, we see the financial prosperity started with colonization through farming which introduced slavery into the United States around the 1600s. Soon after that, we saw oil and gold. All of this is happening around the same era, which is around the beginning of the railroad. These advancements produced many of the wealthy families we have learned about throughout the years.

In the 1900’s we would see the advancement of communication. I don’t know if any of you are old enough to remember a time when telephone lines were shared by people living in a neighborhood. It was called a party line, and I hated it. It was good for eavesdropping but horrible for keeping conversations private. HEHEHEHE (I felt both sides of the coin!)

Phone bills were something of a nightmare story for my house due to high long-distance bills. Soon cellphones would come and take over the residential phone platform, and landlines would be a thing of the past. Companies that used to deal in selling long-distance cards would soon turn to cellphones which all seemed to have deals that made long-distance calling a little easier. All of these advancements were making someone money.

The common theme is that everything at some point gets an upgrade. You might not like it, but it happens. For those crying about cryptocurrency, stop! I would wager that it is here to stay and that it is just getting started. It looks like we are in another shift when it comes to technology and modernization.

We have all known that things are going to get a little more techie, but instead of fighting the journey, we should welcome it. I am not a financial advisor. I love history! In my opinion, we are taking place in another historical change that will impact the way we manage our financial institutions in the future. Cheer up!

WHy Is Biden Reluctant To Make The Move On Marijuana?

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If you are anything like me, you are like a hawk these days when it comes to watching states legalizing marijuana. It pains me to no ends to see so many states around us legalizing marijuana and states like mine, which is Texas, sitting on the side of the fence.

We have so much land here in this state, to not legalize marijuana is equal to hard stupidity. I mean, hard! President Biden could help with this problem, but he is trying to act as if marijuana doesn’t exist. It does, and guess what!! We want in! There are new millionaires on the horizon, and these people will come into their wealth by the weed industry.

The situation is taking a little too long. I have had to rethink my marijuana stocks and re-evaluate the companies that are doing something right now. Right now, I am looking at a company that specializes in hemp products. It is called HIPH. It looks like something I could have some fun with when it comes to investing.

I am not giving you advice on it because I am not a financial professional. If you want to know anything about the stock, you will have to research it and decide if it is something you would like in your portfolio.

As for everything else, I am hanging in there. This has been a hard week. Our cat got out during a storm, and we found him dead on the side of the road. It sucks because he was the best cat ever. Our dryer air duct came open, and he escaped. I don’t think I have ever had an animal get killed, so this was difficult for us.

Anyway, have a good week.

Update! Weight,Stocks, And FISHING Oh MY!!!

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Let me start by saying I am doing better. I went fishing over the weekend and had a blast. I didn’t catch anything, but it was fun. Being physical again feels so good. I forgot about my knee because it didn’t bother me. I have added in a routine that involves being more active. For a while, before I started working out and eating better, my activity was crap.

I would blog here and there, then jump on a PC game. I have always been an advocate of gaming, but my body cannot handle the stress it places on it. I still do things here and there, but mostly that time has been replaced with physical actions. I started back painting a few days ago. So, we are talking about regaining my former self! It feels good.

This morning I am up trying to line up my stocks of the week. I am not someone who can give financial advice, but I do tend to look at patterns. I found a stock called GNUS that I am currently in love with. If you want to know more, you will have to look it up! I am still hoping we will hear something about the legalization of marijuana soon for the entire country.

We are so modernized I do not understand why we haven’t made this a thing yet. There are so many good things that would come from the legalization, and legalization would bring an economic boom. With all of the money issues we are gaining, you would think they would be seriously thinking about how to make this thing happen. I think I have invested in five to ten marijuana companies with the hopes of at least one taking off! I guess that is my guilty pleasure in the morning. I jump on the computer and check my stocks.

As for my plans for the rest of the day, I plan to work out and warm my four-hour-old coffee. Oh, and before I forget!! I got a Ninja foodi cooker. It allows us to cook food on a healthier level and I love it!

So that’s the skinny!

Side Note– I am back in a size 8 panties and I do not feel any pain on the side of my legs! Winky Face! I am sorry if it is cringe, but it is a small battle that I have won. Each small battle is enough to make me watch to keep pushing. Have a great week.

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Listen To Your Body

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Weight is a tricky subject for many people. However, we live in a time that requires us to pay close attention to our health due to a disease that targets overweight individuals. Before COVID-19, diabetes and heart disease were some of the main hindrances to being overweight. While they were often associated with people in the obesity realm, they were at least controllable.

However, after COVID-19 happened, all bets were off. Over the past five months, I have noticed a new affliction appear within my body. My knees have started to ache. At first, I thought it was due to the bed we were sleeping in or an old injury. So, I purchased a new rail and a new treadmill last week. My knee feels better! They feel a lot better after working out. On the nights that I didn’t workout my knees felt a degree of pain that caused me issues throughout the day.

https://www.netdoctor.co.uk/healthy-living/fitness/a26828/myths-about-knee-pain-and-exercise/

I think something was happening to my joints. I have gained about 40 extra pounds over the past year, and the weight has started to hinder my mobility. I didn’t know just how bad things were until I started working out again. It shocked me and scared me when I couldn’t even walk a lap the first time I got on my treadmill.

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I used to swim, and when I wasn’t swimming, I would walk often. So, to get on a treadmill and not be able to walk a lap was terrifying. I continued working out, and now I am almost at a mile. I have been thinking a lot about goals and trying to figure out what mine should be. I do not have a number in mind, but I do have a couple of other things in mind.

I want to wear my favorite PJ bottoms, and I want to be able to walk two to three miles again every day. I would love to see my thighs get smaller and see my butt get slimmer. I am your typical hourglass shape, so it seems like most of my weight focus on two areas. I have never really had a lot of trouble when it comes to working out. Perhaps, this is why I freaked out about not being able to walk a lap.

We need to start listening to our bodies. Your body gives off indicators that something needs attention. In many ways, aches and pains are the engine lights that pop up inside us to warn us of upcoming issues. I used to ask my husband if he thought I was gaining weight or too much weight, and of course, he would say no. Inside I knew the answer, but I didn’t want to deal with the issue.

I welcomed his words of flattery to place a bandage on my pride. I would get the typical loving husband answer that went something like, You look beautiful no matter what, or whatever you do, keep the butt. It was all I needed to continue our foodie escapades and excuse for not working out. After my knees started hurting, there was no way around hiding from my demons.

Finally, it hit me that this new me was not me I wanted to be. I don’t want to be a prisoner to my body, so working out was the only option. I went out and got myself a pair of good exercising shoes and arm weights to go with my treadmill. I guess I learned a hard lesson the voice I needed to hear was the voice inside. Listen to your body, and take care of it before it’s too late.

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It IS ALl In The Bed!

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For almost a month, I have been feeling like raw meat in the energy department. My knees have been killing me for three months, so I decided to try something new. I noticed that my bed was dropping. One of the little leg holders had fallen off the rail leg that keeps the box spring up. I have had two missing for a while, so I didn’t think it was that big of a deal.

Finally, I was like something has to give because I couldn’t get comfortable at all. No matter which way I turned, my knees continued to hurt. I thought it was just the results of an injury I received in 2007. However, I figured something out last night. I purchased a new treadmill and rail for my bed.

Last night before I went to sleep, I worked out, and I went to sleep on my bed after we replaced the railing. I also put an extra memory foam padding on top of my mattress, so it is like, I have two mattresses. Anyway, this morning I would up and felt like a fairy had sprinkled some miracle healing brew on my body.

My knees felt great, and I had so much energy. So, I am feeling optimistic. I am also trying to get healthier. Today I started a new diet to go with my new workout routine. I started the day with a breakfast sandwich with 495 calories and a cup of fruit. I also got a tall cup of coffee from Panera Bread. I am trying to watch my calorie intake. I haven’t drunk any water yet, but I will after I finish this posting.

So, now I am about to go with my daughter to get a new carpet for the computer room. I will keep you posted about the rest of my diet. PS. I am not getting a scale. I do not know my weight because the number isn’t important to me. What I find important is the performance I am looking to get out of being healthier.

I equate a lot of things with sexuality. So, for me, healthier is being able to do the things I want to do with ease. It is about looking in the mirror and saying, yeah, I turn me on! So, once I see those results, I will know I am where I want to be.

The Undoing of a Duchess

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 10, 2018 (L-R) Britain’s Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a military fly-past to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF). – Britain’s Prince Harry said he and his brother Prince William were on “different paths” and admitted occasional tension in their relationship. The Duke of Sussex, 35, has been plagued by rumours of a growing rift between him and 37-year-old William, and he acknowledged that “inevitably stuff happens” given their high-profile roles in the royal family. In an interview with ITV television filmed during his recent tour of southern Africa with his wife Meghan, Harry said: “We are brothers. We will always be brothers. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)

It turns out some traditions transcend centuries when it comes to royalty. Read any romance novel, and you will often see the romantic notion of royalty choosing love over duty fantasized, time and time again. Yet, in reality, some of these traditions have been around since the beginning of time, which makes them harder to break. Prince Harry and Meghan Markel’s relationship showcased the ugly side of acceptance from perhaps both worlds.

Being in an interracial relationship doesn’t always come with acceptance, and perhaps we thought those days were long gone. For those of us that thought those days were over, we soon saw the truth of acceptance. Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry’s relationship soon produced hatred pouring out from various sides of the globe. Which all seemed to start at home base, the UK.

I am sure most of us saw red flags shortly after the honeymoon ended. There were indicators of how the press would either accept or try to tear the couple apart. The was no time wasted comparing hair, clothing, and anything else that the press chose to go after between the two duchesses. The problem with the new couple was that their relationship wasn’t something that could be just theirs. Prince Harry’s life had often been played on the national stage as a real-life docuseries.

So, with all eyes on Prince Harry and his new wife, the nation sat by and watched the press try to undo the Duchess of Sussex. We saw the tears, embarrassment, and sadness in her eyes on multiple occasions. I often wondered what encounters produced such reactions prior to her public outings with the family. Could none of these situations be handled privately after the public appearance to help her save face? It was so blatant and heart-wrenching, considering the fantasy we all wanted to see play out.

From problems with Meghan’s family, allegations of bullying, renovating, cooking, her taste in clothing, all the way to how she held her son, nothing was off-limits. It soon became clear that she could do no right. Instead of the royal family circling around her to try to promote a safe environment, it appeared that they often tried to distance themselves from the drama. It was hard to tell what was staged after a while, and what was no longer staged.

The Duchess of Sussex couldn’t escape the black trap. It is the trap that we often feel in the middle of living life, which restricts us from being human. So, Meghan having emotions, thoughts, reactions that many would see as normal; would be abnormal due to her race. Finally, she gets the chance to do something she has never been able to do. She gets the chance to speak out.

We are living in a different time due to our easy access to news and public relationships. Words hurt and they also travel fast today. Some might see Meghan’s words as a betrayal, but many including myself see it as a right. We have the right to stand up for ourselves, and if you ask me, having her stay silent because she is a duchess sounds sexist. This is 2021!

This is no longer 1587 when royal women were restricted from being able to control their own bodies. We are living in a modernized era with modern ideas. Meghan’s voice is the voice of strength, guidance, and direction for those of us who feel silenced. If racism is ever to be cast aside, we have to stand up for those who have been mistreated. Even if those people are duchesses. So, in the end, just to clear things up! Meghan Markel will always be the duchess with or without the title in our hearts. No matter the outcome of the interview, we will stand beside her, because We Are Meghan!

Smear Campaign Launched, But We Are Not Buying It! America To The Rescue For Prince Henry & The Duchess.

It now seems as though we’re witnessing a full-out character assassination of OUR Duchess Meghan Markle from across the pond. As Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s interview approaches, we are now hearing about more stories that are all shifting negative energy on the couple. With the new baby on the way, one has to wonder if all the negative press endangers the unborn child.

This is yet another sad chapter in the Fairy Tale wedding that so many of us wanted to see produce a better future for racial relations. Europe often looked like the big brother or sister that the United States needed when it came to historical issues on race. Yet, after Prince Harry married his Duchess, things changed. Europe went from looking like a haven of open-minded thinkers to a country with arrogant attitudes regarding who was good enough to be a Royal.

It is sad, but given the day we live, it isn’t surprising. While we are a world skating on the brink of change, we are also fearful of change. There is one thing that will never change, and that is the fact that Meghan will always be Harry’s wife. No matter what changes in the future, even if their titles get caught up in this scandal, they will still have each other. Not only will they have each other, but they will have us.

We are the ones who watched Prince Harry grow and blossom into the man we see today. Meghan is the topping and the extra moisture needed to bake the best cake ever! {Sorry, tomorrow is my 24th anniversary! Cake on the brain!} She is outspoken, smart, and an inspiration to women across the world. I am sure things might feel a little uncomfortable right now but rest assured, The Duchess of Sussex will do great things for the United States as well as the UK if she is allowed. Instead of silencing her, maybe they should have thought of a better way to use her light and bring unity across the globe.

It’s too bad the crown didn’t use Meghan’s popularity to push better programs and unity. I am glad to see her back in the United States because it was heart-wrenching to watch her struggle so publicly with treatment from those who should have been tasked with making her feel right at home. Thank God, Meghan’s home.

Ginny and Georgia

Netflix has set the bar high with Ginny and Georgia. I first started viewing the series Ginny and Georgia last night. For anyone with daughters struggling to fit in, this show is for you. It showcases how teens deal with coming into their sexuality and how little things make the difference in how they see themselves.

We get to know Georgia’s teenage daughter Ginny, who is struggling with overcoming insecurities as growing up being two races. As a mother of three biracial daughters, I can tell you the struggle is spot on. My 15-year-old has hair like Genny’s, and if you let her tell it, her hair is her worst enemy. It is very curly and too silky to keep braids. We have tried everything, but nothing helps when it comes to getting rid of the curls. We have flattened it only to see it curl back un in a day or two.

In the past, we would tease that she was just unlucky and got the in-between hair. After watching the show, I feel like those comments might have aided in her not liking herself. At one point, Ginny, who self mutilates just like my daughter did, talks about the struggle of how she doesn’t feel like she belongs to any race. She had a hard time fitting in with black people because she was too light. Yet, she couldn’t do things like wear make-up or wear certain hairstyles like white people because she was too dark. Fitting in is so important to children, after my daughter ripped her arm to shreds we put her in a self empowerment group. She just stated over and over that she didn’t feel pretty, she often talked about not fitting in. She felt separated by not only her appearance but her music.

So, as I am looking at this show, I couldn’t help but think back to all remarks Alison made regarding her hair ordeal. She would say something like I love their hair, I wish my hair was like that, or I wish my hair could at least get braided. Yet, she could never point out anything good about herself. Of course, I tried to remind her that she had great hair and that she should be happy that she would never need a perm. I grew up having to get perms and get my hair pressed which, can be nightmares. So, I didn’t feel too sympathetic to her remarks about having a different grade of hair because I didn’t understand the real issue.

I was minimizing her feelings about being pretty or not feeling happy. I think as parents, we sometimes want to put a bandage on things, but there are some issues we cannot speak on. When we were dealing with Alison cutting, I remember having daily conversations on how she felt about herself; it always ended with me trying to reassure her that she was perfect. Yet, perhaps those weren’t the words she needed to hear.

She was struggling with her identity, and it started with hair and flowed, all the way to sexuality. I finally told her about a year ago that people do their best when they no longer live by adopting labels. Labels are dangerous and often more confining than any box. This show is an excellent pick for people with children who are going through an identity crisis. I just couldn’t help but feel like Ginny was my Ally. The things she talked about in the essay/poem she read in her class, sounded so familiar. I felt like they read my daughter’s life out loud.

Not only does this series show the struggle of children, but it also shows the extremes of a single parent who will stop at nothing to make sure her kids are safe. In most cases, we would die for our children. I do not want to give away spoilers, but I get Georgia, and I can get behind some of the choices she made. She did the best she could with the deck of cards she was handed.

Schools Can Reopen With A Plan

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I was one of the biggest advocates for remote learning until my 15-year-old shut down due to the lack of social interaction. In the beginning, things were going well.

I was posting videos of how great things were going, and then after six weeks, my daughter shut down. She would no longer do her work, and after pressing her too hard, she ran away for half of the day.

It was an eye-opener. We had two children learning from home due to remote learning. Both girls are in high school, and both had different reactions to remote learning. I printed the work out in their learning room and handed it to them while explaining everything they needed to know. The one that graduates this year did a great job. Her teachers were surprised when she arrived back at school because she was one of their best remote learners.

However, the 15-year-old was a different story. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get her to work. Her grades were declining, and she was in danger of getting kicked out of her advanced classes. After being grounded for not turning in her assignments one day, she just said she no longer cared. She told me she was trying very hard not to start back self-mutilating.

Even though she had prior asthma issues, I had to make a decision. I had to figure out which situation was the immediate threat, and that answer was her mental health. After she was in school for about five weeks, one of her friends caught COVID. We had to quarantine her because she was around the child. After taking her to the doctor and getting her a test, she was fine.

She didn’t take her mask off around the child who had COVID, and she was only around her in the hallways. This is perhaps what stopped her from getting sick, or it could have been that kids do not spread it like adults. Today her grades are better , and she can reconnect with her classmates. It has made all the difference in her mental health. Was it scary, Yes. However, I wasn’t about to watch her commit suicide or go back to cutting due to my reluctance to move forward.

At the end of the day, this is a struggle that all parents will have to embrace. However, parents will not have to deal with the ramifications of missing out on needed instruction or social interaction. Talk to your schools and find out if they plan to deal with protecting your child from COVID. If you feel like they aren’t doing enough, bring it up with the school board, but don’t just wait it out. Waiting could come with a price.

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When Will President Biden Seal The Deal On Marijuana

Many people across the nation are eagerly awaiting the legalization on a federal level for marijuana. With the uncertainty of Biden’s health, the current state of the economy, some like myself would love to see him push an executive order.

Some states would benefit from cannabis. No matter how you cut it, the days for oil are numbered. Oil and gas used to be sure profits, but with the new dangers stemming from global warming, those are no longer sure revenues for profit anymore.

As the nation advances and grows more modernized, we will see a shift in attitude regarding marijuana. It is already happening across America. When you see southern states warming to the production of cannabis for medical purposes, you know it is only a matter of time before it fully expands. There are just too many benefits of medical marijuana for states to not look at the positives. Even if states do not want to go forward with recreational activity, they will give it a second look due to the push to step away from opioids.

With that said, there are still obstacles. Getting a license in nearly any state to produce and sell marijuana is costly. Here in Texas, there is a set amount of producers that are allowed to farm cannabis oil. That cap presents a real problem for people who wish to enter into the business. Not only do they have to wait in line so to say and maybe hear a no, but they have to have a lot of money for the license fee. We only allow CBD oils. CBD is made from hemp, which in return, requires a vast amount of land.

So needless to say, the average person will not be getting rich anytime soon in this state as growing cannabis remains a thorn in the side. However, investing in cannabis is another story. Anyone can research companies and invest their money in the hope of returns. A few weeks ago, there was a movement in the cannabis stocks out of Canada.

I would look closer to home when thinking about investing in cannabis due to the companies that will see revenue with their local providers. We are not looking at an “if” situation; I believe we are looking at a “when” situation. There are just too many new ways of using products made from cannabis like CBD to say never. I think we will see something similar to what we see with alcohol. You have your dry counties, your wet counties, and your mixed counties.

With The Snow Starting To Melt, How Will Texans Get Water With Stores Not having Water?

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So today looks a little better, but we still have a lot of snow. Many of us, like my family, are still without water. We still have to boil snow for water. We found a store that had some bottles of water yesterday which, allowed us to grab four more bottles.

I am a little fearful of what happens after the snow disappears. It has been easy enough getting the snow over these last few days, but after it is gone, what happens? A lot of the stores are empty now. I have no clue as to when the trucks will start running again. I have a big bin full of snow and some snow in the freezer.

We have plenty of beans, I stockpiled them during COVID, so until the stores restock, we will have to bean it up. I think the scariest part of all this is not knowing. I know the trucks will have to come at some point and restock, but I do not know when. I miss taking baths and showers already.

I would beat a person up for a loaf of bread right now!!! Okay, beat up is too strong! I would maybe tickle them to death or something. We have tuna, but the store didn’t have mayo or bread. We have peanut and jelly minus the bread, but we have crackers. I also managed to get noodles and potato salad. Yeah, don’t ask. I have a thing for mustard potato salad, and once again, the store was low on food. I have one pack of links, brats, some ground beef plus, and a crapload of beans. So, we are blessed. I read something from a mother in Nextdoor this morning asking for milk for her baby. Out of 14 people, only one person had something they could give. I wished I had milk, but we ran out days ago.

Anyway, this is what’s happening in our area right now. We are all trying to figure out how to navigate the coming days. Thank you for following us, and stay safe.

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Getting To Know What A Bottle Bath Feels Like.

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I have a new morning routine. Since we had to shut our water off due to having broken pipes, we are taking bottle baths. Don’t even ask. I spruce it up with a little aloe on the side, and then I feel like a million bucks. Not really, but at least I don’t feel so dirty. However, I have learned that I can be a little self-conscience when it comes to getting close under these circumstances. My husband will come in close for a kiss or hug, and I hide out of fear of body odor. I’m like babe, I might stink, and he reassures me that I smell like aloe and deodorant, his deodorant.

It is still cold here, with snow preventing us from going out to get things like water. We are down to like 2 bottles of water between the two of us, so we are having to use snow for flushing and boiling water to wash dishes. It reminds me of the shows like Alone and Naked and Afraid. Only we are not naked, and we are not alone! I have always wanted to be on ALONE, so now I get my chance to do what they do, minus the building.

As of now, we are waiting for the plumber, and it could be a long wait. There are a lot of houses that need attention right now because their pipes burst inside their homes. Our pipe burst under the house which, was the pipe connected to our washroom. The only way to cut it off was to cut off the water. In some odd way, it feels comforting to know we are not going through this alone. I don’t know if that is something anyone needs to say out loud, but it is true. Maybe this horrible freeze will bring us together and help us remember that there are things more important than fighting.

Good things can come from bad things, I hope that is the result of this.

Many Texans Freeze As Texas Enters Day 2 Of the Historic Freeze.

Calls for help have been ringing out for at least 24 hours now. Many of our neighbors are waking up to no running water and no electricity. The timing couldn’t be more horrible. We have a storm that has rendered us helpless inside our homes. One of my neighbors from across the street managed to get a tractor. He was able to remove some of the snow in his driveway.

It is uncommon to see snow plows here, so people are relying on whatever they have to keep them going. Some families have been without electricity for over a day. The temperature has been as low as 9 degrees at times. It hasn’t gotten out of the teens for the last 24 hours.

Texas is no stranger to natural disasters, hurricanes, and tornadoes often occur. We were in the tornado that touched down the day after Christmas some years ago. Yet, the problem today is how this winter storm has crippled so many Texans and placed people in harm’s way. It is bad enough to be stuck in a storm of this size, but to be stuck without heat is unforgivable.

Some of our Republican leaders are already trying to shift the blame away from their interests. No matter what they say or do, this mess falls on them. At some point, we need to get away from voting for a party and start voting for people who have our wellbeing at heart. There are reports of rich neighborhoods with their electricity on and reports of failed rolling blackouts.

In most cases, rolling blackouts shift from neighborhood to neighborhood. They do not last over a couple of hours. We used to get them when we were stationed in California. We would drive around the duration of the blackout. The fact that we have families here with hours of no electricity showcases a real problem. These people have not been able to warm up, and if their driveway is anything like ours, getting out is going to be a nightmare. It all comes down to the vote, people. If you keep giving yourselves up as sacrificial lambs for the slaughter, you will keep getting treated like the lamb you are.

Yet, once again, this falls on Greg Abbott. He has shown a lack of understanding when it comes to taking certain situations seriously. Not only did we see major issues with his governance over COVID-19, but now we are witnessing another problem with his response to the winter storm.

It is time for Texas to get new leadership because we are seeing a pattern of bad leadership putting more Texans in harm’s way.

Ariana’s Going TO University

We often hear people talk about their majors and their successes as a right of passage. We think about all the years we invest in college and hang our certifications and degrees on the wall, but I want to bring your attention to the most important major. I am talking about the major that requires 18 plus years in the making and continues to grow even after we are no longer around.

We are our children’s keepers. Like a guardian protecting their sacred interest, we protect our children. We fight for our children when the world often tries to cast them aside. I know this because it happened to our 19 yr old after we finally settled down from our last duty station. It had been a hard 14 years for the girls due to their father’s constant deployments. We were like many other military families, and my middle child suffered for it. Did you know that there are countless children of military parents who are on some form of medication? There are a lot of children diagnosed with ADHD/ADD and an uncanny amount with ODD. When Ariana was 7 we had a military cop who talked to us about getting her a second opinion due to the alarming amount of things he had seen with meds and kids. The very first medication they placed her on was Concerta. She became so unstable that she was running out of the school and house. Her school asked me to come sit with her during instructions to help keep her from running out of the building. We took her off the medication and all the behaviors vanished.

By the time we settled down, she had been in four schools in three short years. It was enough to make her shut down. She started school in Savannah, GA. Then, my husband deployed to Korea. After he was in Korea he got orders for Fort Campbell. The girls and I went ahead of him by four weeks, and then the unthinkable happened. He was redirected to Fort Bliss.

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After he got to Bliss, his back gave out. They performed back surgery on him that left him 90 percent disabled. It was a horrible surgery, but there was nothing we could do. He could no longer lift 25 pounds, so he was no longer qualified for the Army. We moved to Garland, Texas, which was our final school after the madness settled.

Ariana shut down around that time. She was no longer interested in communicating with people. I informed the school that I thought her behavior had something to do with the numerous moves. However, we both agreed that something needed to be done because she wasn’t communicating.

The school gave Ariana an IQ test, which stated that she had an IQ of 65. I informed them that her IQ test was off, but they refused to believe me and said she would re-test later. The diagnostician stated that there was no way that the test would be off enough to make that big of a difference. I insisted that tests were known to be biased and that moving created another set of variables. Ariana was performing acts that were well above her 65 score, but people often think parents are just being parents.

Ariana entered Special Education and gained freedom from Special Ed English and Reading. After we moved her to another school, she was removed from speech too. We had her re-tested, and she was indeed higher than the 65. She scored high enough to have the intellectual disability label removed.

She lost time with math due to her moving back and forward. It created a problem, but she was able to regroup. We found out last week that and she was accepted by two colleges. We never let Ariana hide from work. She has ADD/ADHD and is not medicated due to her past issues with medication, but that hasn’t stopped her from doing well. She said from day one that she wanted to be a chef, so she will be attending Lamar University in their BS in Hospitality program which, is also a culinary program.

She was scared and didn’t want to apply to any universities because she didn’t think she could get it, but I told her to apply anyway. She has been in her culinary program for 3 years now. She has been through it all! From getting attacked to fighting to overcome educational hills, she has continued the good fight.

She was able to find coping in cooking and that made all the difference.

To those of you with children who are suffering from similar issues, never give up. Stay centered in their education and stay alert. Always monitor the work YOU see them doing. I remember at the start of the school year when remote learning was getting underway. I talked to one of her teachers who didn’t know us as a family. He informed me he would be her economics teacher. He later said that if she just attempted the work, he would pass her.

I politely told him that was unacceptable! I told him that I needed him to push her just like he would encourage any other student. Economics turned out to be one of her favorite classes because it involved money. I purchased books on economics and even quizzed her on definitions! She understands that we are great not by accident, but we are great because we try hard to overcome.

I have informed her that she might find herself studying in the library often as she attends the university and that she might need to get tutoring at some point. Yet, the tutoring is free, so it is hers for the taking! I will miss those moments of teaching extra lessons, but the phone is never too heavy to pick up.

For those who have followed her growth and story, thank you. She did it! Never give up on your kids and remember the most important major, is the one called parenting.

Will Disney Upset Netflix?

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Disney reports their earnings on the 11th of this month, or in just a couple of days. Some are feeling optimistic that Disney will be within reach of 100 million subscribers when that day arrives. Most caution that Disney will not have reached 100 million subscribers, but for fans of the company, just the fact that it is possible is ridiculous.

The streaming portion of Disney is still fairly new compared to the reigning champ Netflix. However, Netflix has had some issues with its subscriptions over the past year. The company has managed to come back because of some of the shows they have decided to stream. Netflix has picked up the rights to some of Julia Quinn’s historical romance novels. As a fan of Julia Quinn’s books, readers like myself are loving it! We often see fantasy novels like Lord Of The Rings, Game of Thrones, and other science fiction books brought to life. However, there seems to be a lacking of good historical shows in orbit. So, now that Netflix has reached out to those readers, they have been able to gain a larger group of people who were having to watch older shows to quench their thirst.

So, if Netflix has all this goodness going on, what can Disney do about it? Well, while Netflix has us lusting ladies ready to eat our popcorn and binge on our favorite romances, Disney has Marvel fans and Star Wars fans! While I think Netflix will still be on top for the near future, I cannot be sure about the upcoming years. It will be interesting to see what the earnings report has to say about Disney and the strength of its streaming services.

If it hits 100 million, Netflix better stay on the lookout. They might have to be more selective in their programming and not let another issue like the one that hit last year repeat. If you are wondering what I’m talking about, I am talking about a show called Cuties. It was disturbing. I thought people were just being Karens until I started watching the show myself. I quickly turned it off and put Netflix in timeout for a while until I could get over being upset that they would have something like that on their network.

It looks like we are gearing up to watch a battle of the titans when it comes to streaming, anyone want popcorn?

Why Many Are Shaking Their Heads At Gamestop Shares.

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Trading can be very tricky for people who have little to no insight into stocks. Getting in on the right stock at the right time provides nearly the same level of excitement as winning the lottery. With that said, if you do not know what you are doing when it comes to investing, you could throw away a lot of money. This is the reason I mine Bitcoin, but that conversation is for another day!

Right now, everyone is eyeing the GameStop drama. Some of the electronic trading platforms halted transactions of buying and selling GameStop. This was more than likely due to the lack of transparency behind what was causing the stock to rise. , To understand the gravity of the situation, one must investigate the stock. So, we start by taking the stock ticker. It is the symbol for the company. Tickers can change if the company changes names or merges. Right about now, people are seeing this pop up when they type in GME!

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We are looking at GameStop the ticker, is GME it is selling at over 300 bucks per share. Now, this is the issue that prompted the sites to shut the sales down. First of all, you can check a stock’s history. I like reading about the history because it tells you what the stock has been doing for weeks, all the way up to years. So, GME was positioned at 96.80 per share five days ago. One month ago, it was 19.38 cents per share. Six months ago, it was 4.06 per share. So, let’s look at the news. If a stock has risen from $4.06 to $333.00 in six months, we would expect to see some earth-shattering news.

So, the next thing we look at is the news related to GameStop. In December, there was an article published by The Motley Fool. It went into explaining why GameStop would have to close 800 of their stores. This means the store will take in less revenue unless they can revamp their store to move their products to gamers. https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/12/17/why-is-gamestop-closing-stores-after-its-best-sale/

Right now, we have companies like Steam and Epic who are selling PC games, and companies like Epic have free giveaways weekly. Many of the games found at GameStop are being sold online with Xbox subscriptions and PlayStation subscriptions. These subs let players play as many games as they want for a set amount of money each month. So, players no longer have to go to stores to get their favorite games.

We haven’t purchased a game in a store for years. We use Steam and Epic when it comes to gaming. One of the reasons was because of the wear and tear of the disk. When it comes to GameStop and the future, look for similar reasons. People buy online because it is faster. They do not have to worry about scratches, and they never have to worry about putting the disk in. If you look at the future and how everything is geared towards right now and here, companies like GameStop will not last much longer. Especially, when the platforms that make these games are cutting out the middle man. This is the reason for the warning. If this stock goes down, there is a fear that people can do this to others in the future.

Don’t get me wrong, if you entered in this stock six months ago, you made some money over the last two days, but I would be very cautious about moving forward because it is a store on the brink unless they can turn into something like a Steam or Epic for Playstation or the other game systems.

Biden Needs To Executive Order Marijuana Legalization

In times of crisis, new ideas spring forward. With President Biden and the Democrats controlling both the Senate and House, this is the perfect time to push a new marijuana law on the table. People in states that still view marijuana as illegal should be writing their Congressmen and asking them to revamp the laws.

COVID-19 has wrecked the economy in numerous states, but we have a potential gold mine ready for the taking. It doesn’t require drilling or luck; it requires land. I am talking about the task of growing marijuana. America is currently producing upwards of 12.7 billion dollars in revenue on cannabis.

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States like California and Colorado are racking up the dough with billions in revenue, while States like Texas are sitting by the way-side watching money slip away. The fear of legalizing marijuana is a fear that will be costly in the future.

It is kind of funny when you think about it! Texas has this uncanny trust in residents to put on a mask and protect each other from COVID, but they do not trust them enough to legalize marijuana. Our medical marijuana program is a joke. We currently have eight illnesses that qualify for medical marijuana. Two new illnesses are up for debate at the end of this year PTSD and chronic pain. https://www.texastribune.org/2021/01/04/texas-medical-marijuana-2021/

“Industry experts say Texas’ narrowly designed program is also hindering a market that could help drive Texas’ economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.”

https://www.marijuanamoment.net/top-texas-lawmakers-say-medical-marijuana-expansion-is-on-the-table-for-2021/


Texas is not alone in its hesitance to legalize the selling and growing of marijuana. There are only 13 states that allow recreational use of marijuana. We have 21 states that fall under some branch of medical usage, and four more states are looking at expanding their laws this year.

However, there are many states in America right now that are under some form of chaos. The chaos is due to the economic downfall created by COVID-19. One of the ongoing problems with states that have legalized marijuana is the cost of getting a license. Licenses in most states are costly. The cheapest state to buy a license, and sell marijuana, can be found in Oregon. They seem to have a very straight to the point license application.

If Biden pushes an executive order on legalizing marijuana at the federal level, we will see more states warm to the idea of cultivation. If states like California can make nearly 4 billion in revenue, think about what Texas would be able to accomplish! For landowners like many of us, we are just waiting and hoping for the green light. If we ever get the green light, we will need to address the fee for licensing. The way it stands, only rich people or people with enough wealth can afford the start-up for marijuana cultivation. The fee is outrageous. We won’t even go into how Texas has something like a lottery in terms of determining which companies, get to grow cannabis. It is a way of preventing wealth from spreading. Yet, everyone is so worried about economic growth, right? It is time to get down to business, cannabis makes good business sense.

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With The Democrats In Charge, It Is Time To Visit The World of Green!

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When we were stationed in Europe back in 2006, I noticed something. I noticed that most of my neighbors had beautiful gardens. I would often get a cup of coffee and stand with the window open, taking in the blissful aromas of strawberries from the farm across the street. It reminded me of home. My father farmed potatoes, greens, peas, watermelons, cabbage, and corn.

After we returned home, I noticed a lot of the beautiful trees that I used to walk through, were no longer standing. For whatever reason, someone had chopped them down, and replaced a lot of the open space with cows. Now that the Democrats are in charge, I think we will gravitate more towards a European way of living when it comes to efficiency. However, with that change comes a few obstacles due to the price that comes from upgrading.

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Upgrading will not be an easy transformation for many Americans. No matter how you cut it, energy efficiency requires money. We often hear people talk about solar panels as a means of controlling electric bills. While they look cool, and the idea rocks, solar panels are expensive. Solar panels will run you anywhere from 7500 to 9000 just for the solar panels, and maybe a generator. We are not even talking about the installation process or replacing a roof because it is not in compliance with the installation.

The entire installation can run as much as 24000 in some cases. Panels might not be an option for some residents if they live in areas with rules preventing the solar panels because of HOA’s. In some of your historical districts, solar panels are not allowed at all because they want to keep the areas authentic. Other things could hinder the installation of panels could be trees. Solar panels have to access direct contact with the sun. Cost isn’t the only issue with solar panels. Solar panels have been known to hurt habitats due to the destruction of trees and cause harm to farmland.

So, if panels seem a little too iffy, it might help to look at solar windows and screens. I have 23 windows in my house, and if I were to go solar, the cheapest replacement would cost me 2392.00 for all windows. Blinds are another story! For some reason, blinds are expensive. For all 23 windows in my house, it would cost us 2691.00 which, means we would have to pay at least 5k for upgrading our windows and blinds. I went with the cheapest windows and blinds, by the way.

If you are looking to learn about pricing. Try stores like Home Depot, shopsolarkits.com, Lowes and other stores that focus on home repair. It is a good idea to start looking now because the future is fast approaching.

The Unending Quest For Freedom

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There have been recent arguments over freedom and what amounts to being restrictive when we think about our rights. When people talk about freedom, the first thing that comes to mind is uncontrollable restriction. Some view this in different ways. Some people feel that restrictions come in boxes with the government wrapped around them. Others might view it as a box wrapped in relationships.

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We have been dealing with the fear of giving up freedom for many years now. It has created a group of people that no longer want to get married or be in monogamous relationships. Ask any single person why they want to be single, and the chances will be because they like having their freedom.

As Americans, we have come to worship the word more so today than any other day in history. We have used the word so often today that I fear some of us no longer understand the meaning. It’s sad when you see people who have so much, continue to want more more more. The lack of empathy has helped to spread COVID-19 to millions of people.

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I look at the young adults of today, and it scares me. Take social media, for example, people have stopped going out to meet people the old fashion way. They use the apps to search for dates like they would use a catalog to search for clothing. It gives them freedom to date as many people as they want, but it also helps to spread STD’s.

Whenever we focus solely on our liberties, something negative happens in return. We were too focused on not wearing a mask with COVID 419,000 people died. We were too focused on having a good time, people stopped getting married, we were too focused on our political views, our Capitol was stormed.

We were not held captive inside our homes; we still had access to the outside world. We did not have an iron mask nailed to our faces or marriages forced on us, yet we heard cries for freedom. Unless you are a victim of the human slave trade, captive in an abusive relationship, or live in some countries that truly do take away your freedoms, is it okay to cry about freedom?

Perhaps, freedom looks different to me because my ancestors were in chains and sold at markets. They were forced to work sun up to sun down with all kinds of physical, sexual, and mental abuse. Perhaps, it looks different because of my time spent with women to help rebuild their lives after they were held captive for months by abusive boyfriends. What is freedom?