$161,200 Sweepstakes by the NRA…ending 02/28/2018..Review.

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Younger me on top of a truck full of cattle feed.

This is a $161,000 sweepstakes consisting of $50,000 cash, Chevy Truck, ATV, off road stampede 900 and a trailer in prizes being put on by the NRA.  I don’t know if you like the NRA or not, but this is an excellent prize and it doesn’t cost anything to enter by the alternate method.  Personally I don’t have anything against the NRA but I am not a member of that organization.  I think people should have a right in our country to own guns provided they get proper training and can be responsible.  Self defense, recreation, collecting and hunting are legitimate reasons to own a gun.

I have used guns in the distant past for recreation and to kill farm vermin.  We gave our guns away to people who would better appreciate them and some of those people were members of the NRA.  I am too ill to have the energy to shoot anyways.  I believe that we already have sufficient gun laws in this country and I suspect that further attempts at gun control laws are merely a veiled attempt at eventual confiscation of all guns as was done in Australia and the United Kingdom.  I understand the feelings of people whose loved ones have been murdered or injured by a criminal using a gun and I have sympathy for them. I understand why some of these victims are angry at guns used for evil purposes.

Criminals using guns need to be put in prison for an appropriate length of time to prevent them from hurting more people and to rehabilitate them.  The death penalty by firing squad is appropriate for anyone that purposely murders another person while in their right mind. The death penalty won’t bring the victim back to life but it will prevent the criminal from killing someone else.

Anyways, I could use the truck and free cash so I entered the sweepstakes.  The alternate entry method cost is zero which is within my price range.  The following link will take you to the sweepstakes entry page.

via Official Entry | NRA Win This Truck Sweepstakes

$30,000 Mustang GT Sweepstakes by Hurst…ends 11/15/2017…Review!

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My fathers car.

$30,000 Mustang GT Sweepstakes by Hurst ends on 11/15/2017.  The sweepstakes prize  Ford Mustang has a little more horsepower than my old Maverick that I drove throughout high school and college.  I bet its more dependable too.  My parents bought the well used Maverick for $400 when I was 16 and it sort of lasted until I graduated from MSOE.  The emergency brake did not work, the tires were bald and the battery had to be heated up to start it in winter.  I couldn’t afford the parts to fix it. The main brakes partially failed once in downtown Milwaukee but fortunately I was able to coax it slowly back to the MSOE parking lot late at night without attracting any undue police attention or doing any damage. It was still running in 1985 so we sold it for $500 at my fathers farm auction.  At least we didn’t take loss on the deal.

Please leave a comment if you sign up for the sweeps on the link below.  I would like to know if you have any stories about cars that you would like to share.  I am always looking for guest bloggers too.

via Hurst Elite Series Mustang Sweepstakes Giveaway – HurstShifters

Why do Republicans want Preexisting Conditions to Exclude People from Health Insurance?

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My Grandfather and friends

Preexisting conditions cost a lot of money to treat and insurance companies will be more profitable if people with these conditions can be excluded from getting health insurance.  After all why should healthy people pay for the treatment of people with preexisting conditions?  Wouldn’t it be less expensive if we just let them exhaust all their own personal resources and then die because that will finally solve the problem? Didn’t they really cause their own sickness with their unhealthy lifestyle choices so it’s their own fault anyways?

You can always count on some Republicans for their overwhelming compassion and to help their big donors like the insurance companies.  I know medical treatments cost money and that someone needs to pay that cost but anyone can get an illness that will devastate their personal finances.  Guess what, sometimes it is necessary for an insurance company to pay the big bills because that is why everyone pays them a premium.  No insurance system will be perfect but even people who have been blessed by God with good health are not immune to a sudden illness that can wipe out their personal finances unless they have insurance. What is a fair solution to this expensive  problem?

Most modern first world countries have national health insurance run by the government and that is one solution to the problem that seems to work well for smaller countries.  Unfortunately, the government of the United States is large, bloated, unwieldy and it stinks.  Obamacare is a prime example.  I think that private enterprise insurance companies are still the best choice for the United States but they need to have regulations that force them to be fair to everyone.  The national government needs to regulate insurance companies because this issue crosses state lines.

I think that the following insurance ideas should be made into law.

  1.  Anyone should be able to purchase critical health insurance at a price they can afford including people with preexisting conditions.  Poor people will require a net subsidy in some cases so rich people will need to subsidize them indirectly through taxes.  The alternative would be to let some poor people die and I find that concept unacceptable to me as a Christian.
  2.  Mental health, Vision and Dental care must be included in all basic health plans. People can’t work without these necessities.
  3.  Veterans should have their health care paid for life by the people of the United States.  Veterans have made a sufficient contribution to our society to deserve this service.
  4. Luxury health care items such as noncritical plastic surgery, fat reduction and acupuncture should not be part of the standard health care insurance program but they could still be purchased on a pay basis.
  5. All federal employees including the Congress of the United States and President shall have the same health plan as the people of the United States.
  6. Everyone should have the same limits on the total cost of the critical health care they receive but no one should be allowed to suffer and die if it can be prevented. That includes Republicans, Democrats and people like me that think all political parties are full of crap.
  7. You don’t have to purchase any health insurance you don’t want and you can choose the basic plan you want from any private company.
  8. Anyone who works full time shall be provided with an option for a basic health insurance plan by their employer.  People who can’t work due to disability or can only find part time employment shall be provided a subsidy for basic health insurance on a sliding scale.
  9. Insurance companies can’t charge extra for preexisting conditions.
  10. Health insurance regulations shall not force providers or consumers to do anything against their religion.

 

These ten conceptual regulations combined with free enterprise competition will work to keep prices in check and improve quality of care for everyone.  Let me know what you think and leave a comment for everyone to contemplate.

 

 

 

$35,000 Ford Mustang GT Sweepstakes…….ends May 31, 2017

oldcar…..$35,000 Ford Mustang is a good sweepstakes grand prize.  I signed up for the sweepstakes easily.  I would probably trade it in along with my Kia Soul for another car because Judy wouldn’t let me keep it but I still dream of owning it.  There are some second prizes that may interest other people but they involve traveling so I would probably pass on those.  Just click on the link below to go to the entry page.

 

via FireKeepers Casino 400 Ford Mustang GT Sweepstakes – Michigan International Speedway

$45,000 Jeep with modifications Sweepstakes by RacingJunk.com ……

 

oldcar  This is a great sweepstakes for a sharp looking Jeep.  I always liked the Jeep line of vehicles and I can always use a new vehicle so I signed up for this sweepstakes.  Sweeps is easy entry and the prize is a $45,000 Jeep.  Hard to beat.  Just hit the link below to go to the entry page.

 

via Race, performance & street cars, engines, engine parts, trailers for sale

$1,332,667 HGTV Smart Home Sweepstakes…ends June 2, 2017…

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My house
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Farm Truck with young me on feed bags

This sweepstakes is for a beautiful home, $100,000 cash and a Mercedes-Benz automobile.  If I won I would sell the house and car, pay my considerable debt backlog and pay the new taxes on everything. I don’t know if my real estate agent Allana handles houses in Arizona but I would ask her to take care of everything if she can.  Probably wouldn’t be much left but I would upgrade my current house and buy a truck  my wife could climb into with any remaining money.

If you would like a chance to win over one million dollars of property/cash just click on the link at the end of this blog post and fill out the form.  Let me know if you win….Hey, it doesn’t cost anything!

via HGTV Smart Home Sweepstakes | HGTV Smart Home Sweepstakes | HGTV

Four Good Books for Happy Blogging.

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My father doing farm work.

I have been reading a bunch of e-books on blogging in an effort to improve my own blog and help any fellow blogger.  All of these e-books were at one time free on Amazon when I did a search for promotional deals.  I have put together a library of several thousand quality Amazon e-books on many subjects just by taking advantage of promotions on Amazon over several years.  It is possible some may still be free or that very similar e-books may be free on Amazon at this time.  These five e-books have lots of excellent ideas on cross promoting your blog with different social media platforms for maximum leverage and making money online in general.

Blogging 201

Social Media Marketing when you have no clue!

Facebook Marketing Made (Stupidly) Easy (Punk Rock Marketing Collection 3)

Cracking The Website Code: Grow Your Own Online Business Faster With A Smarter Website and Savvy Marketing

Someday I may want to sell some of my artistic succulent bottle garden creations on this blog and other social media platforms. These books have given me a good start on my eventual plan of attack.  I probably won’t get very rich doing that but it does give me a chance to tell other people my opinions and learn a bit along the way.

Five ways to have a Happy Blog!

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Cattle feeding by grandparents trailer home

…I have learned a few things while configuring Glenn’s Way blog on WordPress.  The first way to have a happy blog is to use WordPress rather than Blogger.  WordPress has better free features and plenty of upgrade potential if you want to pay for more capabilities.  You need to be a little careful what you say on WordPress if you are not self-hosted because WordPress does not seem very tolerant of controversial opinions.  My ancient WordPress blog was turned off eons ago by an automatic process.  It was necessary to contact Lisa at WordPress to get my blog back online.  This irritated me at the time so I switched to Blogger but that was not the best idea I ever had.  Blogger proved to be a long lasting disappointment.

The second thing to consider is that you should use PayPal to collect any donations or payments.  PayPal is safe and easy to implement on WordPress.  Other forms of payment are a little risky and I wouldn’t use them on this blog however a large business/charity would also need to accept credit cards.

Third, do not expect to get rich quick from the proceeds of your blog. Keep your day job for awhile until you show a profit.  Maybe you will be the super blogger that hits it big but don’t bet the farm on it. Also, you can always sell the rights to your blog to someone else for cash if it does not strike it rich. Maybe they will have better fortune than you and you can show a little profit for your work.

Fourth, use a facebook business page to send traffic to your website.  I found the Amazon ebook   facebook marketing made (stupidly) easy to be very useful and I will probably implement many of the ideas in that book for my own facebook page and WordPress blog.

Lastly, have some type of premium content for profit.  Typically this could be an ebook on Amazon or possibly some type of course on your area of expertise.  It is a good idea to give some free samples to your readers so that they know what quality of product you have.

I have a ton or more ideas about blogging that I plan to share in future posts.  Please follow this blog by email if you don’t want to miss any!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elk Hunting Time with a Muzzle Loader…..

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……I didn’t enter this sweepstakes because I am not healthy enough to participate in the elk hunt but I think it’s a good trip if you win.  Just click on or paste the link above.

I have never gone elk hunting but I think they are majestic creatures.  I have killed rabbits, vermin, geese and chickens in the distant past but never in anything resembling a designed hunt and it usually wasn’t very enjoyable.  I have nothing against hunting and I think anyone that eats meat is rather silly to oppose hunting.  PETA people especially have achieved a new level of human ridiculousness in some of their actions.  Several years ago they tried to block the Wauwatosa KFC to protest KFC’s use of chicken meat.  I remember I had some slight difficulty trying to drive around the protesters to get my extra crispy chicken meal.  It was quite a cold wisconsin day for the protesters so they gave up and went home before I finished my meal. The manager tried to point out to the protesters that KFC did offer non-meat menu items like cole slaw, corn and beans but her protests fell on deaf ears.  Can’t please everyone I guess.