President Obama Changing Gears

President Obama is finally understanding that it is not only congress that has its fate, balancing on his policy, it affects him as well. Reports out of the White House they are preparing for political life after a bruising election, the President will put greater importance on fiscal discipline, does this means we are heard all the way up in the ivory tower? The electorate has been screaming for months about out of control spending. Since he will only have two years left and begin working without a super majority the smart thing to do is focus on deficit reduction, education and energy. He will have to stand up for his health care and financial overhauls and try to protect them from repeal. The smart thing to do is send the olive branch right away and extend Bush-era tax cuts that expire at year’s end. There will be a need for a more serious focus on how to balance the federal budget and pay for the programs that keep making the country further into debt. The only good news is when you see these reports from the White House and the President Obama staff you realize they know people are fed up with federal spending; particularly as unemployment remain so high.

Long Term – funeral planning

When you start thinking about long term plans, funeral planning is often over looked but a great idea. We understand that prepaying your funeral is a matter of personal choice. When you prepay you can take advantage of payment plans which can range from one year to 15 years. This is a good way to insure your funeral costs are guaranteed, helping preserve your estate dollars. If you did not know prepaid funeral funds grow tax free so that means you can put money aside without paying tax on the interest income. The other thing that can make your arrangements worth while planning ahead of time is you control the funeral service including Eulogies, poems; music and readings help to make a meaningful ceremony. The biggest key is to make sure you ensure your funeral is a unique reflection of your life and your wishes are fulfilled.

World Police is tough business

When you want to be the police for the world and a super power it is truly thankless. There are many reasons we could pick but when we hared that Russia is complaining that the United States has not acted on information the top Russian anti-drug official provided about many narcotics laboratories in Afghanistan. Russia has an estimated over two million opium and heroin addicts. For their part NATO has asked Moscow to contribute to the war effort in Afghanistan by training more counternarcotics agents and providing helicopters to the Afghan government’s air force. This has not happened and using other countries Intel you do not have confirmed on your own is tricky business. The bigger issue is before Russia calls use out there is the issue that after the fall of the Soviet Union there are many missing suitcase bombs that contain nuclear weapons. We think they should focus on that and leave drug enforcement to others. This is the problem with being world police and stuck in a country you hope to straighten out and leave. Diplomacy is needed and when you have back seat drivers trying to steer policy it only makes matters more confusing and convoluted.

North Vancouver Real Estate

It is time to start taking a real look at north vancouver real estate. The 20-story tower is still local and as the saying goes your neighborhood is everything. When you are thinking about getting to your destination right now it could not be smoother. The storied West Coast adventure of this area makes for one of the best, biggest backyards in the world that defines North Vancouver Real Estate. Just when you think you have it al it does get better as just downstairs, the strip along Central Lonsdale is the most culturally diverse streetscape in North Van. This neighborhood mingles friendly cafes, long-standing family businesses, pharmacies, restaurants, and a wide mix of shops and services. Best of all, Lonsdale has real heart and real warmth. Now this is a neighborhood that’s worth getting to know.

Snail Mail Increase

It seems like every 12-18 months we get to write this post. The post office is trying again to get a rate increase next year. The folks over at snail mail are appealing to the Postal Regulatory Commission after the rejection of the latest requested increase. If you did not know the post office asked for a two cent increase to make a First Class stamp 46 cents starting in January. Our favorite part is the reason for the increase is to compensate for increasing losses caused by a drop in mail volume as a result of the weak economy, and a shift in communications and bill paying to the Internet. It does not take having too much on the ball to realize if there is a drop in mail volume and more people are bill paying bills on the Internet, why do you need to charge more. If you are doing less work why should we pay more for the service? According to the post office, the rate increase would generate about $2.3 billion in added revenue. This is needed as the post office is facing a $6 billion loss and has cut staff, taken steps to close offices and asked Congress for permission to reduce mail delivery to five days a week. We think it is time to cut more staff, close more offices and realize it is a dinosaur industry. National Model Search Contest

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President Obama back on the tube

The campaign trail continues for Luke Skywalker. We watched this week which started with the president calling the Republicans the evil Empire from the Empire Strikes Back. We heard him say the Republican drove the country into the ground using a clunker reference. It does not stop their and to make you even sicker President Barack Obama is taking his campaign message to “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart. He is not going to do the show live as President Obama is taping an appearance on Oct. 27, just days before the Nov. 2 elections. The liberal elite and lam stream media are going out of their minds as Left Wing Looney Stewart is coming to Washington next week for the “Rally to Restore Sanity” he is holding three days later on Saturday, Oct. 30, on the National Mall. President Obama recently endorsed Stewart’s event. It will be the president’s first appearance on Stewart’s program. It is amazing the shock and horror the left is feeling, we love the lame stream media as they know the polls are usually correct and the news is not going their way. It is amazing the shambles the democrats have made of themselves in only 20 months. It is further hard to believe that the lame streamers need to only look in the mirror and wonder how they let it slip away.

north vancouver condos North Shore living

We wanted let you know about the north vancouver condos. There is a 20-story tower with a six story podium, and an extensive grocery store. There are street front shops that are part of what makes the local landscape so charming. Lonsdale is a neighborhood building that includes a public plaza, art and a green roof. The architecture becomes part of the Central Lonsdale community. The tower was conceptualized to capture the views and mountainous skyline of this natural landscape while creating functional living spaces. The landscaped one acre green rooftop is the largest in North Vancouver, and surrounds residents in an enviable urban outlook while enhancing the sea of green that defines North Shore living. The bottom line is there are 20 Stories of Inspired Neighbourhood Living that is the North Vancouver condos.

Emma Roberts Scream-ing Beauty


This week we highlight on of the young Hollywood golden girls. Emma Rose Roberts was born on February 10, 1991 in Rhinebeck, New York. She is the daughter of actor Eric Roberts and the niece of Julia Roberts. Emma attended Archer School for Girls in Brentwood, California from 2004-2005 for 7th and 8th grade, when she began acting. Emma is an American actress, singer-songwriter, and designer. We first saw her for the lead role in the Nickelodeon television series Unfabulous. Emma then began to focus on her acting career and was cast in coming-of-age movies the first being Wild Child, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac and Lymelife. We had last seen her in 2010, movie Valentine’s Day. She made this list this week because she slayed the red carpet at the 2010 Scream awards this weekend. There were many staples to the countdown on the walkway as well as the show, but Emma in a little black dress with golden highlights in her hair and long sexy legs has finally arrived. She is one of the Hollywood golden girls as she is friends with everyone and everyone loves her. Growing up the way she did it is amazing she is the loved person she is and you can tell that by tweets ( @robertsemma ) from Taylor Swift to Selena Gomez and countless others, she has over 225K followers. She knocked it out of the park on the red carpet and we noticed, truly smokin.

Opus the best of the Vancouver hotels

We wanted to let you know about Vancouver hotels and one of our favorites is OPUS, a Vancouver hotel in the fashionable Yaletown area. They provide the service and amenities of a luxury hotel within a stylish and intimate environment. There are ninety-six luxury guestrooms featuring vibrant colors, spa bathrooms and five lifestyle-inspired décor schemes. This Vancouver hotel is home to One Hundred Days Restaurant and Vancouver’s Most Popular Nightlife by Zagat, OPUS Bar. We know you need to be there as OPUS Vancouver is voted one of the world’s top 500 Hotels by Travel and Leisure and Conde Nast Travel, Gold List. They will reward your loyalty when you book direct online at and you will receive all of the following benefits: Best Rate Guarantee, Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi, Complimentary Valet Parking or reimbursement for round trip fare between YVR Airport and OPUS Vancouver on the rapid transit Canada Line and Unlimited Local Calls.