Why Do You Need Money?

The short answer is to buy commodities. Imagine that you lived on a farm and you had on site everything you needed to subsist; meat, wool, wood, water, fruits, and vegetables. Then you do not need money, and you’re fully independent.  The first $100 that was printed was to get someone “in debt” by this amount so that person would buy a commodity (gas, flour, etc) The amount is paid against labor performed, labor is the worker’s capital, his/her input. Commodities are traded in USD.  Today, if we all drove solar-powered cars, then we could afford to work a few hours less per week (cost of gasoline saved). You could enjoy life better with your family. But banks and the commodity oligarchs are not interested in such efficient systems. They want you to get more in debt, promoting more commodity derivatives that you may not even need. Before you purchase anything, ask yourself if you need it, and find ways to be self-sufficient (your small farm/garden, bicycle riding when possible, etc) in attempt to emancipate yourself from commodity slavery. If you inspect a $1.00 bill, it reads an instrument of “debt”, not an instrument of credit. In theory,  you need less money, not more, to be free.

Legal tender for all debts

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Sorbitol in Hookah Tobacco

This is always a “hot” topic. Hookah Tobacco consists of about 20% tobacco, and the rest is Glycerin (vegetable product), artificial flavors (esters,  etc.), and sweetners (sugars,  invert sugar, and/or sorbitol) which oftentimes are loosely referred to as honey or sweet base molasses. It hardly ever contains natural flavors.

Here I will only discuss “Sorbitol”, which is a sweetner you most commonly find in your toothpaste along with Xylitol. Your body naturally makes sorbitol when breaking down glucose. When you smoke hookah, sorbitol will be completely burnt at around  300 degrees C (coal burning temperature.) This is a very high temperature. The result is formaldehyde and acetaldehyde,  some known carcinogens to humans. These products materialize thru the hydrogenation of CO.  If your eyes become red or itchy while smoking, this maybe the result of 2 additional by-products; acrolein, and furfural.

The hookah Tobacco ingredients look innocent on the surface,  but once you burn them at 300 deg C, the ugly output shows up.

Jordan is one of the world’s top producers of hookah tobacco. This makes it a primary exporter of cancer to humans smoking these productks.  This unfortunately helps indirectly solve part of the global over-population problem.

Pictured in Amman, JO, at a Hookah Tobacco manufactory

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On Sales Leverage

Many companies and shops are open for business everyday and do not have a leverage product in their product mix. For example, a shop may have 10 products yielding 10% each. Say you’re selling scarves at $5 each, yielding a net profit of $2; in a day, you will need to sell 50 pieces to make $100 in profit (maybe you even have to deal with 50 customers!) Instead, you could identify 1 product yielding $50 in profit per transaction (like a suit or leather jacket), so in a day, you need to sell 2 products to lock in $100 in profit. Compare this to dealing with 30 to 50 customers selling low leverage products. Many companies struggle because they do not have leverage products, or if they do have them, they fail to promote them well. Look around at your business or shop, identify those high value leverage products (high profit density items) and market them well. Happy Selling!

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Is Killing 99.9% of Bacteria and Germs False Advertising?

Is Killing 99.9% of Bacteria and Germs False Advertising? The short answer is yes, because it is made as a blanket statement. The advertiser intentionally drops the amount of time (dynamic delay) needed to achieve the objective of killing 99.9%, for example they never say “instantly kills 99.9%” or “kills 99.9% in 10 minutes”, etc. For viruses and some germs, even the use of the word “kill” is misleading, because they do not die, they encapsulate themselves until better conditions exist again, then they are back to regular life. It takes 10 to 15 minutes for these chemicals to work, but then after you touch a door handle, you have to clean it again. This is why at hospitals, you have a full-time employee doing just that. There’s a better way, use copper-based door handles, it is naturally anti-bacterial due to its molecular structure. This is why, with trial-and-error and many casualties, people settled hundreds of years ago on using pots made from copper. Now, copper poisoning is a totally different discussion.

99.9% kills bacteria germs false advertising


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Some 18 months ago, Movie Director Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad invited me for an interview to provide a scientific opinion about the existence of Jinn (a creature made from Fire and is mentioned in the 3 holy books.) Ajmal released the movie Jinn on 4/4/14, but it was far from successful. What follows is my rant about Jinn from an Electromagnetics standpoint.
From the physics standpoint, there are 2 main issues regarding Jinn:

1. The eye as the tool for perceiving images. The images can be of physical or virtual objects. The eye has frequency limitations. Example, the bulb frequency at 60 Hz, the light actually blinks 60 times per second, but we do not see it blink, as our eye cannot resolve that frequency. So our understanding of the world will always be limited to what the eye can see. What it cannot see remains an unknown unkown.

2. Electromagnetic Specturm. When it comes to electromagnetics, we talk about a spectrum, yet we continue to talk about angels, humans, and Jinn. Perhaps there are other creatures for each level in the known electromagnetic spectrurm. So there maybe a continuum, not just discrete points.

Just below the visible spectrum that we can see, you can find infrared waves, and this is where Jinn belong to. On the other end, above the visible spectrurm, there is ultra-violet, above the clouds where angels belong. This is why angels are depicted as above the clouds light-weight short wavelength creatures. The point is that both angels and jinn operate outside the visible spectrum of the human eye. To see jinn, first you have to feel cold (consistent with reports) if you are near it, because it has to suck energy out of its surroundings to create that dense infrared hologram or ghost. That temperature gradient, will make the person seeing the ghost feel cold. Infrared waves are known to penetrate deeper into earth, thus the notion that Jinn live underground.

I think we are disturbing the lives of Jinn and other creatures today with our use of low frequency systems such as radars, microwave, and radio waves. They may be angry at us.

The word Jinn is also related to Jinna which in Arabic means madness or craze. This means that the devil, himself a Jinn, or other jinns can interfere with the human’s low frequency brain waves, and cause a behavioral change, on the extreme driving the person to insanity.

Maybe people in the past knew or saw of Jinn more than we did due to better spiritual connections, Jinn and the devil at the infrared level are almost always associated with the color red, which is the lowest frequency in the visible spectrum (the color of blood, longest wavelength, our eyes will see it quickly, it is a primitive instinct), vs. the blue color (high frequency, short wavelength) associated with angels and the blue skies. I can speculate easily that if a Jinn would show up here now, it would have a red color tone based on the energy needed to generate its ghost around the infrared frequency and going into a red color wavelength.

Firebreather - Michigan USA
Firebreather – Michigan USA

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Spotlight Position: An Important Lesson in Sales

There’s a visual you always need to remember when you sell a product. It is a spotlight. The spotlight should be focused on the prospect  (the buyer), and not on you the seller. If you hear yourself saying: we have the best products, we outsell the competition, we, we, we.. then you should know you’re having the spotlight on you the seller. This is annoying to the buyer, the buyer wants the spotlight on her, ask her the questions to uncover her needs, then offer your solutions. Many sellers who receive solution-selling training continue to waste a lot of time leaving the spotlight on the seller. Make your buyer feel like a queen, and the best advice to the seller is to check your ego at the door as you walk into your meeting.

solution selling

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Surgeons vs. Plumbers

There are many parallels between human body surgeons and household plumbers, similar to the parallels between dentists and mechanics. In fact, in the State of Michigan, dentists are officially classified as mechanics. And rightly so, for example, orthodontists study quite a bit of mechanics, dynamics, and materials science.
Surgeons do quite a bit of plumbing; they unclog arteries off of plaque build-up using chemicals and organic substance, similar to plumbers unclogging pipes with detergents and enzymes.  Surgeons can stitch torn arteries today instead of amputating body parts, and plumbers do the same using soldering of pipes to keep existing parts. Surgeons can remove tumors resulting from rotting body parts, and so do plumbers with rusting and rotting plumbing components.  Once sucks infected blood out, the other rusted stagnant water out. And so on.
The truth is that plumbing is deterministic and near science today, whereas surgery remains as an “art” or pseudo-science, and is less deterministic (relies on skill, trial-and-error, rules, best practices, etc.)  It is very unlikely to find a plumber causing sudden death to the system he or she is trying to fix, whereas in surgery, given the uncertainty, complexity of structures, and “non-linearity” of materials response (visco-elasticity), it is seen as more likely. But people continue to pay surgeons higher fees for a job seen much less than perfect. What gives?
The morale of the story is that being more advanced and more deterministic does not pay off (e.g. engineers are paid peanuts today relative to their contribution.)  It is better to be in a field where you can use external attribution to explain failure of materials and processes.  This is why doctors and lawyers make the big bucks, they operate in a field full of uncertainty and inefficiency.  This requires some major skills and training to deal with the unexpected. Things get worse when a surgeon does not anticipate the impact of the action he or she is taking on the body as a whole; i.e. ignoring system-level interactions. A procedure may be successful locally but it may cause problems elsewhere in the body (unexpected endocrine system response, kidney failure, high BP, etc.) Sometimes it is too late to rescue the system.
Doctors may have put themselves in a sandbox and they do not want to get out of it.  A multi-disciplinary approach is needed where the experience of engineers, plumbers, system analysts, material scientists, electronic specialists, nano-technologists, etc. is pulled together to make medicine a more deterministic and integrated science.  I wish I would live to see the day when every human is wearing an on-board diagnostics (OBD) device showing that all systems are running normal, or not? Automotive Engineers did it, look at your car.  Doctors just need to raise the bar, and make it happen. Then, and only then will we pay them less 😉
courtesy of Drain Surgeons, Inc.
courtesy of Drain Surgeons, Inc.


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Business Mindset

Mindset concept

When you work for someone else, be it another person or some corporate entity, you’re offering your labor to that entity to create capital for that entity.  Then, a very “small” portion of the capital is paid back later as wages – as compensation for work performed. It makes most sense that you do not transfer out your labor, and keep it invested in yourself,  your own corporate entity, because the capital you will create with your own labor, you will keep a larger % of. Why settle for a smaller % from an outside entity? Your work,  your labor, it is all you have, it is your life, never sell it cheap. Start your own business today.  The only difference between a worker, and a business owner is this mindset.

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