Category Archives: ‘Loose’ Ends

Are we China or are we still the USA???

After coming across an article on Yahoo News about the Last Sardine Cannery in the US closing then continuing onto an article about Last of Their Kind businesses in the US from CNN Money that was posted on the Business Opportunity Weblog I am really starting to wonder if the USA has basically become the annex of China. Since we seem to be getting most of our ‘stuff’ from China and have been graciously provided economic assistance from them in the form of loans aren’t we basically getting a ‘rebate’ from them since we are such good customers?

So, I thought that it’s time for some good old American entrepreneurial spirit and start a business that is American based and American in philosophy. That is a concierge business that not only provides time and money saving services to businesses and households, but also provides community sustainment.  Can this work? I mean, after looking at the local and national economy, you would think that this could be a bad time to start such a venture. The difference here is that this service based approach has three fronts. First, provide community sustainment by the recycling of clothing and technology tied with the donation of staple and non-perishable food items back to the community. Second, as the company grows, provide jobs to others as independent contractors (miro-entrepreneurs). Third, provide a socially conscience business model for others to use.  Another difference here is that this is NOT a non-profit group that one might suspect a socially oriented enterprise might be it is a Limited Liability Corp. (LLC) and has the ambition of TOMS Shoes, but initially at the local and regional levels. So, at the grass-roots level, my wife, son and myself formed DMR Services, LLC to provide a range of support services to homes and businesses while providing a community building ideal.

We really need to take back more than just oil reliance from other countries. We need to take back ourselves as a nation that provides more for its-self and breaks the global reliance we seem to have while still being a provider to the global community that has been ‘pushed’ to the background. We can do this! It starts with each individual wanting to grow a sustainable community with much less government support (from ALL parties).

Contact DMR Services, LLC for our model and services we provide to households and businesses at


Stop this…stop it I say…They do it anyway and we don’t have a chance…

I’m sooooooooooo tired of no representation from our representatives so I say:


When are they ever really going to pay attention to what the people really NEED? I’m not sure if any elected official ( or potential ones) actually listen and care about us for real or just do what they want behind a thin veil of ‘helping’ and ‘caring’ just to get votes?

Comments? Anyone? Please… Even from Tea Party or whatever else is out there. We need responses! Your voice does matter!

Are ‘WE’ still part of this?

OK, yet more antics from Obama. While I usually don’t comment like this, I think it’s time for US to really look at the ENTIRE government. Just after doing the monumental health care thing leaving little time for people to ‘recover’, he has decided to make a bunch of political appointments WITHOUT any processes of approval. This recess appointment tool while used in the past by other presidents on both side of the aisle.

Let’s look who is really coming into ‘play’…perhaps the folks that made the recent health bill hammer trough. NO and I mean NO warning to the PEOPLE on this one. Remember that these people are not elected into office, they are BROUGHT IN by the people that WE elected. So regardless of being Republican or Democrat, YOU need to take a closer look at what is going on and how this will truly impact us.

To some relief id the fact that we do have mid-term elections coming soon. But does this really matter? Does are vote count when appointments are designated without regard to OUR votes.

Please comment!

Distribution of the ‘book’

Well, Here’s an interesting and potentially back breaking job…delivering those phone books you see by your doorstep about this time of year. I called a group that handles this kind of effort and they set me up with an appointment today. I went to the place, was given a short course in what to do for both home and business deliveries. And then when to the loading dock to get my load of 400+ books and delivery bags. Wow is it that simple? No job checks or anything, just have a decent vehicle, valid driving license, proper insurance, and be over 18.

So, now on to this adventure…starting tomorrow morning I will get going and see how this really works out. Because of the rural area I’m in, I do get a special gas bonus beyond the per book/stop payment. The weather looks good for now so I hope this works.

Has anyone else done this kind of delivery? If you have, I would like to see your comments.


No Schooling? These still pay… NO NO Nannet!

I guess that I’ve been focusing on the job market for the time because I simply don’t have one. Even with a great resume, education and more, I can’t even get a bite from the beloved WalMart. Why are we told that things are looking brighter on the economy when the truth is evident to the people (real not media realized) that this is just bunk? I do have a few freelance gigs and I am trying to find more but…

Now, ‘they’ are telling us that you can have a ‘great’ job even without a traditional 4 year degree. But, beware! there is still special training required or years of experience, or knowing the right person, and then…

Looky here:
-Air Traffic Controllers: $117,200 – You still need FAA training and probably having military training is not a bad idea. Remember you might even be a hero helper when a particular pilot is used to find water.

– Industrial Production Managers: $77,670 – OK, when was the last time these folks did not need some form of education for these positions even if it was from the hiring company

– First-Line Police and Detective Supervisors: $69,300 – First how long are you on the beat dodging bullets and taking garbage from the public. Oh, it helps if you have some form of criminal justice training for better chances of promotion right?

– Funeral Director: $49,620 – Bring out your dead, bring out your dead… Not much pay for a job that requires state approved training and certification and the ability to deal with grieving family members and stressful planning for the inevitable future event.

– Police and Sheriff Patrol Officers: $47,460 – The stepping stone (be ready to be really stepped on) to the supervisor job above. It still has internal training if you pass the entrance tests. High stress and danger.

– Advertising Sales Agents: $42,750 – Is this income real in the present economy. I think if you don’t have some kind of sales or marketing training under you belt this is a joke. Most are now commission driven and how long did this level take to achieve?

– Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents: $39,760 (the highest 10% earned more than $111,500) – In this market/economy? You still need to get a state license (training is required or at least needed). You need the right connections, location, and schmoozing abaility!

– Rounding out the rest of the list are occupational/physical therapist aids and assistants. Notice, aids and assistants, not the actual therapists. Even the assistants and aids need some form of training and can’t just walk into the facility and start lifting and hauling people about. The actual therapists need a full blown degree for this of course.

So, when you think about it, you still need training and some kind of certification, license or Associates degree to do these jobs. This is the trick here. YOU STILL NEED SOME EDUCATION of some form to make the grade here. Why no try to land a job while going to school and then look for the ones that are requiring the education that have real pay? The jobs listed here are needed, yes, but the way they are presented may give false impressions as to what is actually required to get them.


Our military platforms…Open Source Now??? At least to China.


Now GM has sold the Hummer idea to the Chinese! What??? This is the American military platform derived vehicle that is out there. I am really SAD to hear this. When do we start to deliver Abrams vehicle concepts to who know? This is VERY disturbing to me and why does GM after a bailout from US (the citizens of the country) do this to US. What do you all think about this sellout of American ideas and ideals? OUCH!

It's broke - Chinese will fix

Human dog…Dog Human


Looking for human dogs. I see that there has been a request for human dog stuff. What is a human dog anyway? Some dog that acts like a hyman or is treated better than a dog and like a human? What? Why are there so many of you wanting this??? So…





That’s it for now…Got your human dog fix? Please let me know what a human dog really is to you.