Have you ever noticed billionaires like John Paulson, who reportedly made $7 billion from shorting the subprime mortgage market (betting it would go down), George Soros, or his former hedge fund partner Jim Rogers, are investing? Have you noticed they seem to have a knack for finding the fastest growth or most profitable areas to invest in?
When you see a highly decorated military person all dressed up with rows of battle ribbons and awards on their chest, you are looking at someone who courageously faced and conquered danger, hardships, adversities, problems, life-threatening situations, torture, injury, and heartbreak, watching their buddies die terrible deaths. These people had fortitude – the ability to endure and last. They wouldn’t quit, give up or run away. Yes there were times, I’m sure they knew, when they bit off more than they could chew, but through it all when there was doubt – they ate it up – and spit it out – the records show – they took the blows – and did it their way.
There have to be some very good reasons why the Kochs would greatly prefer Romney to Obama and they probably involve pipeline leases and non-negotiable credit-swap carried interest deferment securities. I don’t know precisely. Or even generally. But if Richest people in the world are desperate to elect Romney, then I want the other guy.
I think it shows only that if we want to preserve robber baron estates, we need some robber barons to live in them. Or at least some very rich descendants of robber barons. I know you are thinking of Paris Hilton. But her grandfather, Conrad Hilton, was not a true robber baron; in any case, there is not enough of her to go around.
Now, let’s get started with the truth about buying real estate with no money down and the truth about being a landlord. The first thing you need to know is that they are both very bad ideas. Let me illustrate by using my own experience in these areas. I started buying rental property Youngest Billionaires nearly years ago. The first property I bought was a deal orchestrated by some real estate con artist, who told me I needed just $2,000 to take ownership of this home and, in the process, help out a woman who was about to be foreclosed upon.
… this election was foretold. It was preordained, my friends. Ever since I started paying attention to politics about ten years ago, the less jaded liberals have been saying that the GOP always wallows in fearmongering and coded racism, pandering to homophobic white Christian suburbanites because it gets them 51% of the vote. But there would come a time, an inevitable time when that strategy would no longer work, because it will only appeal to 48% of the population.
And do not use another persons suffering as your excuse not to thrive. There is enough lack, pain and limitation being covered on the news. We are all part of what I consider a cosmic teeter-totter – and we need to tip the scales, energetically, the other way. Even if that small way is simply living up to our full potential. Or forgiving our neighbor. Or spending time in our garden to listen to the birds sing. Giving thanks.