Build A Wall? Deport Everyone?


Before you start demanding that people who don’t look, talk & act just like you are forced to leave America or a wall is built around the United States to keep people out, take deep breath and try to think logically.

As previously shown, nationalism is silly and most everyone is not a nationalist at heart, despite what they may tell you. Actions speak louder than words, so take the nationalist quiz, be honest, and then begin to change how you view the earth, borders, and human beings in general.

If you have never read or listened to the book “How To Win Friends & Influence People” by Dale Carnegie, stop what you are doing and buy it right now in your preferred media. I own the e-book as well as the audio companion and I listen to it frequently using the Amazon Kindle app. If you are truly out to become a better human being you are doing yourself a huge disservice if you do not become a fan of this book.

I could never illustrate Dale’s points nearly as well as Dale himself, so I quote him below hoping to give you a profound glimpse as to how you may be grossly ignorant in your view of society and human beings in general. It’s ok if you realize you have made mistakes. We all make mistakes every day. We simply need to learn from those mistakes and stop making them. Let Dale’s wisdom open your eyes and start seeing each human the same.

“The only reason… that you are not a rattlesnake is that your mother and father weren’t rattlesnakes. You deserve very little credit for being what you are – and remember, the people who come to you irritated, bigoted, unreasoning, deserve very little discredit for being what they are. Feel sorry for the poor devils. Pity them. Sympathize with them. Say to yourself: “There, but for the grace of God, go I.”

-Dale Carnegie in “How To Win Friends And Influence People”

Walls don’t unite people. Deporting doesn’t either. Notwithstanding the fact that it was never anyone’s place to decide 99% of the laws that rule us now, there is literally no reason save pure ignorant hatred to want to keep good people off otherwise good “American” land. Stop being divisive. Start uniting.


“When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You appreciate it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying “You’re too this, or I’m too this.” That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.” Ram Dass

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Killing in the name of nation or god is still killing

Killing in the name of nation or god is still killing

Many people believe that getting rid of guns will solve the problems that plague society today. Unfortunately these people do not understand that the actual problem is that bad people want to do harm to others (read: negatively affect another). Sadly guns are NOT the only way to cause somebody harm. While I certainly agree that if we could wave a magic wand and miraculously dis-invent the gun the world could be a safer place, I must also point out that we cannot imagine what could potentially replace the gun if it were never invented. For all we know a much worse killing machine was invented in an alternate reality where guns don’t exist.
Good Speaking of things that can kill, what about knives… knives kill people. Should will be trying to get rid of all of the knives in the world? You could stick a crayon in somebody’s eye and kill them with it. We should probably also get rid of all crayons. Do you see how tricky this gets?
Alternatively, we could work on the actual problem of bad people who want to do others harm. Much of the current day attention is focused on Islamic extremists, or as some people like to say “all Muslims.” This attitude naïvely shows their complete lack of understanding of religious history, Christian extremists, and general killing in the name of one’s chosen deity. Are there bad theists? Yes, unfortunately there are. Are there other bad people on the Earth? Yes, unfortunately there are. The bad people are the problem, regardless of their ideology.
What if instead of wanting to allow governments to arbitrarily ban certain things, build walls, deport human beings from land that was stolen just a few hundred years ago, etc, we simply focus on giving people who are supposed to be “free” actual freedoms. Bad people can still be punished severely if they negatively affect another, which thankfully is the vast minority of the time.
Men & women much wiser than me have been quoted as making this point that is so important its underlined in bold: good people do not need laws and bad people don’t obey laws. In other words, even if we wave the wand and magically remove all guns, the bad people remain. We haven’t cured the actual problem.
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Earth > America #butfreedom

The ground that you are standing on has been around for billions of years in one form or another. The people who make the rules in the United States only came into power a couple hundred years ago.

Ironically they came into power using violent force against whoever stood in their way then created the strong hold they currently use to oppress all of us using threats of more force. If you don’t believe me, just examine the prison system in the USA where their “free” citizens can be taken from their homes & locked in a steel cage for committing a crime against their own person. A crime against yourself. Think about that. You do not even control your own body, and you’re blindly ok with it.

But, freedom?

And so was born the hashtag, #butfreedom representing a way to question so many of the things that “free” Americans are prohibited from doing thanks to just 545 people.

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Read This Before You Vote

Does it really make sense that we vote on how to spend other people’s money? Or that we vote on what substances “free” people can or cannot eat, drink, grow, smoke, snort or bathe in? I know that I for one enjoy being the sole decision maker when it comes to what I put into my body and how I spend my money.

The system that we are experiencing ad nauseam today (written Tuesday, November 3rd, aka the day we cast our ballots) is in disrepair. Special interest groups and politicians are all over our TVs, radios & billboards urging us to vote yes or vote no on a plethora of issues, many of which are things that should never be put to a vote.

Vote to legalize cannabis? So we’re saying it’s ok to arbitrarily decide what parts of nature
are legal or illegal in this “free country”? We’re saying it’s ok to dictate what other grown men & women put into their bodies? To take a hyperbolic example, how would you feel if someone came into your kitchen and dictated what you could or could not eat? I’m pretty sure no one would stand for that yet many of those same, otherwise reasonable people, stand for much worse (possibly without even realizing it) when they cast their ballots.

Vote to give taxpayer money to a public zoo?! What a joke! If people wanted a zoo, the free market would support one. If a zoo needs to accept subsidies to survive clearly the demand for the zoo isn’t high enough to justify its existence. If the free people’s demand isn’t high enough, why are we giving the zoo their money?! I’d gladly pay the full rate to use the zoo if & when I decide to go there, rather than have money taken from me & given to the zoo regardless of my desire to ever visit.

Before you vote, use your brain. Think for yourself. Forget the special interests, politicians and media. Ask yourself “is this fair to everyone?” Chances are it’s not. If you vote you should vote in a way that restores freedom, not one that advances oppression.

Check out the posts below for more info.

A simple and fair way to vote

All you need to know about laws

3 minute video explaining the free market

Protecting us from ourselves…how about just let me worry about me?!

Don’t vote on my behalf

Are you actually “free” in the land of the free?

If you aren’t on this list, you’re being oppressed

Pay for what you use and nothing more!

Political hypocrisy, beware of who you listen to

Learn why bureaucracies are dangerous

Take a quiz, are you a Nationalist? You might be surprised

Understand the free market better than you did 5 minutes ago

Keeping humans in cages

Taxes are mostly theft

How to avoid paying taxes!

Getting away from oppressive habits

A variety of essays to enjoy


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Laws That Slap Us In The Face

While I’m not for a completely lawless society, I do believe that there should be minimal laws and certainly none that allow for us to commit crimes against ourselves.

Think about that: committing a “crime” against yourself.

Scratching your head? Yeah, so am I. Which is why I’ve previously written about laws and how messed up they are.

What I did not mention previously is the slap in the face that we all get when laws in our area are different, specifically more strict, than laws elsewhere. The simple fact that something is legal in one area but illegal in another should invalidate any claims in support of keeping it illegal.

I believe that laws should regress to wherever they are least strict. This would likely eliminate many of the bullshit laws & start to give back our freedoms that have been gradually taken away under the guise of doing right by the public. It’s a slap in the face that “free” humans cannot gamble online in Ohio, but the same “free” Americans in other states can. (Not to mention it’s a slap in the face that we cannot gamble freely in Ohio, only as the State allows re: casinos, state-run lottery, etc. Try running your own lottery in Ohio and see how quickly you get put in a cage.)

It’s a slap in the face that Ohioans can’t smoke pot because it’s so “dangerous” yet there are two dozen states (not to mention other countries) that disagree?! It’s a slap in the face that cannabis is illegal in some places but legal in others. Imagine someone’s mother, father, son or daughter is literally locked in a steel cage in one area and yet that same person would walk freely in another. This is pure oppression (and insanity!)

Think about laws from the perspective of where else they exist and then ask yourself, is this fair? Is it fair that the system arbitrarily determines where freedoms start and end? Shouldn’t we all be equally free?

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Consider Joining Pelotonia. Ride, Volunteer, End Cancer.

Have you ever been a part of something bigger than yourself?

Have you ever felt so much positivity that you were moved to tears?

Have you ever been surrounded by thousands of like-minded people with nothing but #onegoal on your minds?

This post is for YOU. Anyone can get involved with Pelotonia and today I’m asking you to consider committing to August’s ride.

Pelotonia 2014 logo

Pelotonia’s grass-roots efforts have now raised over $100,000,000 for cancer research. Since inception, every penny raised has gone directly to fighting cancer thanks to very generous sponsors and the very smart people behind Pelotonia.

This mind-boggling amount of money did not just appear out of thin air. Thousands of riders, volunteers, organizers and other good people combined their efforts and millions of dollars year after year is the result.

But this is not enough! Cancer negatively affects every one of us every day, directly or indirectly, whether we know it or not (think: butterfly effect). Until cancer is destroyed, we all have work to do.

If every rider recruits just one rider, the growth would be astounding! Funds would pour in like never before and thousands more people would get to bask in the positivity that is Pelotonia weekend. It’s a win-win for everyone! While I haven’t been shy about riding and fundraising (thank you all!!) I have yet to make a real effort to recruit riders.

Until now.

Today I ask that you consider committing to August’s ride. It can be nerve-wracking for sure, as you’re committing to raise over $1,000 at a minimum and to ride at least 25 miles on ride day. Many people are also apprehensive because they feel like they missed their chance and now they are an outsider. This cannot be further from the truth! Anyone can get involved at any time! In fact, my Peloton, Stefanie’s Team of Hope, is known for adding new riders on the day of the ride! There is no exclusion in Pelotonia, only positive people with one goal on their minds: to end cancer.

The joy and inspiration you’ll get out of committing to Pelotonia starts long before the day of the ride. Every time you get an email notifying you of a donation received, you’ll get a feeling that is hard to describe other than pure positivity. I simply use Facebook, Twitter and my email signature and from those small efforts I’ve hit my fundraising goal every year. But the best part is that many of the donations have come from people I haven’t seen in years! These people went out of their way to donate to this great cause and we have a direct role in helping.

Aside from fundraising, events before the ride are incredibly inspiring. Pelotonia has separate events (Pelotonia on the Patio, etc) and individual pelotons often do as well (mine has many that are sure not to disappoint!) This is all capped off by a one-of-a-kind Opening Ceremony party the night before the ride that is a must attend (free food & drink, free beer, speakers, bands, free ice cream + unlimited positive vibes!)

Riding is not nearly as scary as you may think as everyone is safety oriented and you can ride at your own pace (it’s a ride, not a race!) I started with 25 miles and to this day enjoy the 50 mile route on ride day. Others like to do 100 miles or even the full 180! It’s up to you and there is no wrong way to go – simply getting involved in any way is better than not getting involved!

If you aren’t inspired or at least curious at this point (or for more info, photos, etc), please check out some of my previous Pelotonia posts here.

Once you decide to ride, get excited! You have your choice of teams to join (called pelotons) or you can ride on your own. I recommend riding with a peloton so you can learn from others, share your experience with more people and be part of a team effort. If you’re in the Columbus area your work may already have a peloton you can join. I ask that you consider joining the team that I’m lucky enough to be a part of, Stefanie’s Team of Hope.

Stefanie’s Team of Hope Pelotonia Profile: #1 Grassroots Fundraising Peloton! Out of 277 pelotons, we were ranked 5th in 2015 with only L Brands, Huntington, Team Buckeye and Rockbridge Capital ahead of us…all corporate pelotons! Our six-year total raised is over $1,800,000. Can you imagine being a part of a group of strangers who came together and raised millions of dollars?! It’s real and you can be a part of it!

Getting involved with Pelotonia is one of the best decisions I’ve made and I look forward to the enjoying the ride, the opening ceremonies and the fundraising experience for years to come. Men & women of all ages can get involved and we are happy to have you all. Don’t almost get involved…take a chance. Contact me and you’ll be on your way to a life-changing experience that you will not regret!


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Helping Landlords, Investors & Property Owners

The #1 landlord helper in Columbus!

The #1 landlord helper in Columbus!

Campus Handyman is the #1 landlord helper in Columbus! If you own rental real estate, Campus Handyman will alleviate your needs with regard to general maintenance, plumbing, HVAC, leaks, toilets, clogged drains, electrical, roof leaks, lock installation, lawn care, grass cutting, painting, windows, siding, roofing, trash out, turnover, move-in, move-out and much more.

As the landlord you are free to submit requests yourself or to have your tenants submit them directly to Campus Handyman. Don’t get caught up in a way it’s been mentality. Instead rest assured knowing that your assets are being protected by professionals who are the best at what they do.

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Monday Morning Inspiration: Essays On Improving Our Lives

Eliminate race and racism!

Read this every day

You’re welcome!

No choice but success!

Be likable!

Jail is the worst

Look forward!

Life balance


Stuck in a rut?

Give your money away

Sticks and stones may break my bones…

Be better, not dead

Warren Buffet

Improve your personal finances

Be aggressive

Bureaucrats are the worst

Things will get better!

Don’t be in a rush

Freedom for everyone!

Youth vs wisdom

The overlords who control all Americans!

[  ] Nationalism [x] Oppression

Thinking about the future

Don’t be an oppressor

Taxes are the worst

Introduce yourself!

Spend your money, not mine!

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The Alpha Initiates Contact

Is that my buddy? It IS my buddy!

Is that my buddy? It IS my buddy!

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you recognize someone from across the room but for some reason you are hesitant to say hello? Perhaps they are just an acquaintance and you aren’t 100% certain of their name or maybe you just don’t feel like putting in the effort to walk across the room. There are a countless number of reasons why you may not want to be the one to initiate contact. The only thing you need to remember is the one reason you should want to be first to say hello: the alpha initiates contact.

What’s an alpha?

Remember being told as a child, “don’t speak unless spoken to”? This is a similar, albeit on an adult level. The alpha (often heard alpha male, though for our purposes gender certainly doesn’t matter) is one who confidently thinks of him or her self as a leader, as someone who is honest and direct, unafraid of embarrassment and not hesitant to take charge of a situation. In this case, the alpha is taking control of a simple, yet often botched situation where people who know each other from one place randomly see each other in another place.

I bet you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who has never found themselves in that awkward situation where you see a person you know from your downtown gym at a fancy restaurant in the suburbs. What should you do? Should you say hi? Are you sure of their name? Maybe they didn’t see you yet and you can just avoid them.


This is a time to be the alpha. Walk up to the person, make eye contact, extend your hand and offer a polite hello. Boom. That’s all it takes yet so many people are genuinely terrified of making this simple gesture a reality. The vast majority of people simply avoid their acquaintance and likely find themselves in an even more awkward situation when one of two things happens: either the acquaintance takes the alpha away and comes to you, doing exactly what you should have done, or the acquaintance brings up the “near meeting” the next time they are back in the gym. “Hey Bill, I thought I saw you at Hyde Park last Saturday?”

Neither of these situations are ideal. If the acquaintance comes to you, he has made you to be the beta, or lesser of the two. Haven’t you ever found yourself thinking, “I wish I’d have just said hello” after someone says hi to you first?! Even if the two of you don’t connect at the restaurant, you’ll still be put in an awkward spot when your acquaintance mentions seeing you. “Didn’t I see you at Hyde Park last weekend?!” What are you doing to do…lie?! Hell no! As we have learned, there are no such things as small lies. That only leaves one alternative: tell the truth. “Oh yeah, sorry, Frank, I did see you but I was too scared/beta to come say hi.” [PRO TIP: When I’m not certain of someone’s name, I’ll quickly look them up on social media to just to get a confirmation. This also can help refresh me on their job, spouse, children, etc.]

Introducing yourself

Alphas also take charge by introducing themselves to strangers. Sure, every once in a while you may introduce yourself to someone you’ve already met, but that’s OK! Simply be genuine and honest and offer a polite “that’s right, we did meet!” and then do your best not to forget that person again!

I witnessed a fantastic example of this just a few weeks ago at a local charity golf outing. I was sitting with 6 or 7 guys eating lunch before the scramble when another man set down his plate to join us. He knew everyone at the table save one person, who he instantly looked at and said, “Hi, I’m Walter Morgan” while extending his hand and looking directly at the unknown person. “It’s nice to meet you” was his reply after this person introduced himself back. Boom. Pretty simple stuff. Take it one more level by making a mental note of a person’s name whenever you meet someone new. I find connecting them to someone I know with the exact same first name (it can be a friend, relative, celebrity, etc.) makes it exponentially easier to instantly recall their name later on.

I was recently in a situation where my family met another family. People were offering their hellos and introducing themselves accordingly. I didn’t get to meet everyone at first but 15 minutes later I was able to meet the last few people. Using my alpha mentality, I went up to a woman I did not know and said “We didn’t get to meet back there, I’m Nick.” Her reply? “Nice to meet you.” A few seconds went by before I had to ask, “Well what’s your name?!”

She forgot to give me her name!

Be the alpha

Don’t half ass it. If someone beats you to an introduction or a hello, that’s ok, it’ll happen. But when it does, be sure to do as much as you can to take charge, give your name and remember theirs. While this way of seeking & approaching people may seem hard to do at first I promise it’s not. Each time you do it makes it easier on the next. Before you know it you’ll be inherently saying hello & introducing yourself to strangers without even thinking about it!

It's nice to meet you!

It’s nice to meet you!

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Vote With Your Wallet

This next year in America will surely be entertaining as elections are heating up. “Free” citizens will be encouraged to cast votes in line with how they believe society should be. This annoys me as most of the things people are allowed to vote on are things that take money out of my pocket and force it to be spent on things I may not want or need.

I’ve never understood how some kinds of people can be so adamant about spending other people’s money. You may not realize it but examples of this are all around you. When money is taken from us by means of taxation it is then given to other groups or projects. While there is no general consensus for what justifies taking this money, it’s hard to think things like public parks, fairs, festivals, rib burn offs, etc., are anywhere near the top of the list, yet municipalities everywhere spend our money on these items regardless if we agree with them.

If I wanted to attend a park, fair, festival or rib burn off, I would budget for it and I would pay to go. Or if I felt the need I would donate my time or resources to help put the event on. In this way, I can cast as many votes as I would like by spending my own money. I do not need to steal the money from other people via taxation in order to achieve my goal. I’m directly using my dollars to show how and where I want them to go. Yet this is exactly the opposite of what happens in America as money is taken from “free citizens” against our will and then egregiously spent (falsely) in the name of the greater good.

To put it a better way: there are men, women and children who will go to sleep hungry and homeless tonight in my city and yours, yet our cities have money to spend on fairs, parks, festivals, art shows, etc. Should not every single “free” human being first be given food, clothing & shelter if we are going to live in a society where money is forcefully stolen from us and given to others? What do you imagine homeless people are thinking when they don’t know where their next meal will come from but the city they reside in is subsidizing for-profit bike sharing companies?


If you want to see things change, use your dollars to make change happen instead of voting to take money away from all.

As I mentioned in this à la cart society post, it is not fair to make me pay for things that I do not use. You should not be okay for paying for things that you do not use nor should you want to take my money to pay for things that you want. Do not vote on my behalf and do not try to steal my money and vote with it. Cast as many votes as you would like by spending your own dollars.

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