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The Deepest Wound of War: A Moral Conscience

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Perhaps the worst wound of war is the injury to veterans’ moral consciences. They participated in the death and injury of hundreds of thousands, enemy or not. Killing is something that nearly no one desires to do. It is abhorrent to almost everyone. Veterans that participate in war carry a particularly heavy weight. They have to do things that can injure their souls. Certainly snipers must deal with this. Too often in these recent wars children with weapons have been their targets. I know of one sniper that was unable to stop the firing from three windows of a building that...
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Definition: A residual income stream will earn you money even when you're not on the clock. Owning rental units, collecting royalties or investing in a savings and investment program are examples of such passive income. (additional link below for a residual income option) Residual Income: What Is it and How Does It Work? Wouldn’t it be nice to earn money while not working? That money is called residual, or recurring, income. It's what can happen after you put a lot of time, effort and sometimes money into a job to continue to get paid for the work months or years after it's done. (Salary...
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How can they give away Free Energy?

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That was my question to a local well respected business man.  He explained that if I referred 15 people or businesses to his Better Business Bureau Rated A+ energy supplier they would take the average of those bills and credit that amount to the supply side of my bill. That would cut my bills in half! Ron said they did this in 14 states so far and in 7 years they had 1.2 million customers. J.D. Powers & Associates awarded them #1 in customer satisfaction!  I refer people to things all the time like restaurants, websites, local businesses and they never gave...
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Veterans await order to attack Tent City!

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The homeless camp called Tent City has been vacated after the city of Gainesville, Florida evicted its occupants. However the residents left a lot behind, including tents, clothes, bottles and miscellaneous trash that make the once beautiful wooded area look like a dump site. Interestingly, the City asked the property Owner to allow the homeless to stay on the property while a new homeless facility was being developed. The new facility is now populated, Tent City is vacated and who pays is being debated. The City feels the Property Owner should pay for the clean up, the Property Owner feels the...
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Get Your Business 'Military Clean!'

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US Military Maintenance is a nationwide effort to employ US veterans in commercial office cleaning. We are looking for companies that want to participate in this program so that we can hire and train local, work ready US veterans to maintain the professional image of your company. All US veterans are taught from the first day of boot camp to keep everything military clean. White glove inspections were the order of the day. May we set an appointment with you to have a tour of your business and make an offer for our team of US veterans to take the responsibility...
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When it comes to wealth-building strategies, there's no hotter buzzword at the moment than "passive income." And passive income can do much to quell retirement fears and achieve retirement goals. For example, to generate $1,000 a month in retirement income from a portfolio, you'd have to amass about $250,000, assuming a 5 percent withdrawal rate. Better to generate a stream of income using creative avenues. Investopedia defines passive income as "earnings an individual derives from a rental property, limited partnership or other enterprise in which he or she is not actively involved." Popular culture, however, defines it as "any money you...
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Businesses: US veterans across America are starting a janitorial business called US Military Maintenance. These are type “A” military personalities that are devoted to building their businesses and hiring other US veterans to service all their accounts. This is a nationwide effort to help active duty and transitioned US veterans to earn a good living. We are putting a dent in US veteran unemployment. Will you help? US veterans are trained to be excellent cleaners beginning from the first day of boot camp. Drill instructors give “white glove” inspections. If any dust or dirt is discovered or if a quarter won’t...
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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TRAINING & EDUCATION National Institute of Training & Education (NITE) specializes in workforce development programs that offer military veteran the skills-gap training and industry certifications necessary to transition into a rewarding civilian career.   GAP-TRAINING FOR VETERANS NITE's training programs are designed to address talent gaps in in-demand occupations identified by the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. Qualified veterans can earn the necessary certifications to enter into industries such as:Renewable Energy (solar PV installation) Information Technology (Cisco, CompTIA, PMI, Microsoft...) Energy Efficiency (BPI) Transportation (CDL class A) Contractor Trades (roofing and OSHA)NATIONAL FOOTPRINT NITE partners with regionally and...
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AARP writes that Erma Paliani had worked a lot longer than she planned. But at age 92, Paliani finally called it quits this summer. “I didn’t expect to work this long,” says the soft-spoken Paliani, who became a secretary for the federal government 67 years ago when Franklin D. Roosevelt was president, and eventually worked longer than nearly any other federal employee. For most of those years, the fear of not having enough money to live comfortably, a worry rooted in her experience of the Great Depression, compelled her to stay on the job. Money worries also drive Jeanne Phillips, 85,...
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HirePatriots has been serving US military and veterans for more than ten years. We are one of the most visited websites for job seeking US veterans in the country. HirePatriots has won awards from two US Presidents and Congress. We are frequently in the national media: TV, radio and press. We host multiple events each year for veterans (hiring events,  trainings, concerts, marriage retreats, etc.) And I am a best selling author and popular speaker on veteran issues.    HirePatriots has developed several methods of recruiting for your business. (All donations go to Patriotic Hearts, our 501c3 non-profit to support the...
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For Veterans that Want to Start a Business

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Our non-profit has two main missions: One, to get US veterans sustainably employed with the right company. Two, we help US veterans begin and build their own businesses so that they are able to employ other US veterans. Our newest and most popular plan for entrepreneurial veterans is to run their own US Military Maintenance company. We are working with US veterans in multiple states in growing their own USMM commercial maintenance (janitorial) business. We are teaching them, step-by-step, how to be a success. I built and owned janitorial businesses for 4 decades. And the veteran who is the Director of...
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It's a real tough road for ANY business to stay "alive" in this economy with the amount of competition out there today. One of the toughest things to obtain is the funding needed to open, sustain and grow. Banks have decided that they are able to send a lot of small business away preferring instead to focus on more established companies that already have loads of money and have established a relationship with the local bank. The banks have become afraid to "step out there" and help the individual who may be new in business. Many people to include veterans are...
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  No. 1: Identify your audience. It may seem like a no-brainer, but many businesses fail to identify just who to talk to. Once you know “who” then you can go about “how” to reach them. No. 2: Reaching out to local media One of your audiences will invariably be the media. You can’t pitch all media outlets the same way. TV has different needs from print and radio and vice versa. But before you pitch ask yourself: • Is your product or service the first, best or brand new? • Is it award-winning or trendsetting? • Does it solve a...
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A Business for US Veterans

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Our non-profit has two main missions: One, to get US veterans sustainably employed with the right company. Two, we help US veterans begin and build their own businesses so that they are able to employ other US veterans. Our newest and most popular plan for entrepreneurial veterans is to run their own US Military Maintenance company. We are working with US veterans in multiple states in growing their own USMM commercial maintenance (janitorial) business. We are teaching them, step-by-step, how to be a success. I built and owned janitorial businesses for 4 decades. And the veteran who is the Director of...
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These days a good credit score determines much more than how much money you can borrow. It can determine how much you pay for:  Insurances such as car and homeowners.  -   Utility deposits   -     Charge Card and mortgage interest rates.  A score of 650 or below is considered sub-prime A score of 680 is average A score of 740 and above is good A score of 850 is considered perfect   For your free credit score visit http://creditkarma.com  For your free budget book visit my Hire Patriots Volunteer web page http://hirepatriots.com/heroes Brian Tracy/ Author, The Power of Self-Confidence states:  "This is a practical book full...
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Program 4 Veterans to Own Business

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HirePatriots.com has assisted over 300 vet owned businesses to be more profitable, to market their companies, and to employ more US veterans. Now we have created a business for US veterans to own so that they can employ US veterans too. It is called US Military Maintenance. Veterans across the country have already started. This is not a franchise.  This is a program to assist entrepreneurial US veterans to build a successful company that will hire US veterans.    I owned a janitorial business for 40 years. There is nothing about starting and running that business that I do not know....
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Opportunity for the unemployed & second income seekers.

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   http://patriots.energy526.com   Tired of being downsized, rightsized, having your position eliminated?  As long as you have drive and ethics there is a company that wants you. They don't care about your age, race, color or gender just a desire to win one more time.  Above is a brief youtube video I made to explain this opportunity to you. Contact me with any questions. Patrick Mellody Hire Patriots Ambassador email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 716.997.2522 EST      ...
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Assisting US Veterans for 45 Years!

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Patriotic Hearts' Programs for Veterans Patriotic Hearts does several things that that are vital to getting US veterans and their families back on their feet. I have been working with transitioning veterans since 1970. I am not a newcomer to treating and assisting our armed forces members. We are confident that our programs play an important role in healing and helping our US veterans.  Primarily, our simple One Day jobs program for a community's US military, veterans and their spouses has proven to have profound effects. Here are three news reports about HirePatriots One Day jobs for veterans: People Magazine, ABC News. This...
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I’m 57 and staring retirement in the face as are most of my friends. Some of us thought we would already be retired but life happened and threw off our plans. In our prime earning years we were downsized, rightsized and forced out. We found the 50+ job market not very friendly; it was time for plan B.  Perhaps like us you are finding the need for a secondary income stream but it would have to fit in with what you currently do.  I have two things to offer you. 1)       A business opportunity that can fit with what you do...
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Business Success = Social Engagement

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What has made the social networks so incredibly popular is the intrinsic need in human nature to communicate with others, to be ‘liked,’ ‘connected,’ ‘friended,’ and even ‘followed.’ We like being a ‘member,’ to be in a ‘community,’ a ‘group,’ and to ‘join.’ Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn, the most popular online networks have opened the proverbial “Pandora’s box.” Now that we have tasted Apple’s elixir, we are like Adam and Eve who ate from the forbidden Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Our innocence is no more. There is no going back, ever! A true and undeniable paradigm...
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