COVID-19, Election, Protests, Closings and Nukes oh my!

It’s not bad enough that the world has been turned up side down because of COVID-19 better known as the (coronavirus), but you also have to think about who you are going to elect for presidency, the protests, good and bad, all of the businesses that are not reopening and now the North Korea wants to nuke the United States.

Let’s start with COVID-19.

When I first heard about COVID-19, it was from my daughter. She had asked me if I had heard about a man who was sick from a virus and I said, no. A week had went by and then I started to hear on the news that more people was getting sick from this virus and that people are starting to die from the virus. Long story short, now we are just coming off of lock down. I mean, stay at home mandate. Millions has contracted the virus and hundreds of thousands have died from the virus.

Check out the video below by TRT World from Youtube how fast it has spread and it is still spreading across the globe.

I STILL wear a mask and use my gloves too! Depending on where I am going to be. You should be too! This I believe is going to be our new normal way of life. That is you have to have on a mask to enter a business or be around other people.

Now, the election for presidency of the United States 2020.

We have Donald Trump (republican presidential nominee) and Joe Biden (democratic presidential nominee) who are the last two standing for the 2020 election. For Donald Trump it will be his’s second term in office as the President of United States. Where as Joe Biden was the former Vice President of the United States and it will be his first term as president of the United States. These two knows what the job details are all about.

I’m not going into any political issues about these guys. You should by now know the details on both of them. But, it’s that you have to decide who you want to be our new commander and chief for the next 4 years. Because of the Corona Virus they have not been able to campaign like they would have done if we didn’t have the pandemic. So, it’s another thing you have to think about on top of everything else that is going on in your life. But! It’s important!

Below is two videos that I thought might give you a little insight of whats going on with both of them. The first one is on John Bolton’s views of what he describes as the optics of Trump’s meetings with Kim Jung Un and says there has not been any progress on the denuclearization of the nuclear bombs in North Korea. Also in the video you will find some others things that are interesting as well.

The second video is an update of how Joe Biden is doing at the poles. CNN’s Manu Raju is breaks down how Joe Biden has the lead over President Trump in the national polls. This video from CNN is from June 28, 2020.

Protests and Riots

George Floyd

The protests started out to be for support for George Floyd who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020. What made this so upsetting to everyone is that George Floyd was a black man and the police officer was white. The officer who had George Floyd in handcuffs behind his back, had George pinned down with his knee in his neck for eight minutes and forty six seconds. There were three other police officer’s there as well and they did nothing to stop the other officer because he was their superior.

George Floyd had begged for his life but officer Derek Chauvin didn’t stop. This was all being video taped by people who was standing around and who had witnessed it. Once the people started to share the video more and more people was upset (including me).

This one stupid act by officer Derek has started all kinds of movements like “Black Lives Matter”, “Social Injustice”, “Police Brutally” and so much more. Can you believe that now Quaker Oats is changing the Aunt Jemima brand and there are other companies who are doing the same. Aunt Jamima has been around for 131 years. I personally will not like the change.

But, getting back to the protests. The protest started a bunch of riots. It had got way out of hand. People destroyed a lot of property and this was not showing support for the cause. The bad people used this as an excuse to riot. Below is two videos. The first one is on protest leading to the White House and the second one is from protest around the world.

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Protesters of all ages, all races, all backgrounds are showing up at Black Lives Matter protests out of love for their fellow human beings. Out of love for George Floyd. Out of love for Breonna Taylor. Out of love for all of the Black people who have lost their lives because of the color of their skin. You can feel this love when you attend a protest. You can see it on the faces of the people all around you. You can hear it in their voices. Sometimes, it flows through the mass of people like a quiet undercurrent. Sometimes, it’s downright joyful. No matter how it’s expressed, it’s always potent, always powerful. And it’s going to change the world for the better. From New York City to Philadelphia, from Amsterdam to Paris, this is what it is like to attend Black Lives Matter protests. 

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Now, I will show you some videos that’s going to be a little shocking below. But, you will see how things can get ugly at protests and riots. I don’t know if you have really seen whats going on out there. These two videos below are not what has been seen on TV. I don’t think they want everyone to see what really happened at some of these protests and riots. I’m quite sure it was even worse then what we have seen. There’s just no video of it. That is what had happened.

From The New York Times – Philadelphia Police Violated Their Own Guidelines, Here’s How | Visual Investigations


On June 1, SWAT teams turned a protest march in Philadelphia into chaos. They went to the site, interviewed witnesses and analyzed dozens of videos to reconstruct what had happened.

The second video from the New York Times – How a Night of Chaos in Minneapolis Unfolded | Minneapolis Protests on May 28, 2020.


Videographers for The Times captured this scene outside the Third Precinct in Minneapolis as peaceful demonstrations over the death of George Floyd turned violent, and a group of protesters set the building on fire out of rage. More from The New York Times Videos: http://nytimes.com/video

Ok, moving right along, we have a lot of retail stores closing.

Some of these places have been around for decades and I can’t believe that they are going to close down for good or even closing down a lot of their branches. This is happening because of COVID-19. A lot of these businesses lost a fortune when they had to close down for safe distancing and the stay-at-home laws. While others thrives from this like Walmart, Target and Amazon. These guys could stay open because they were considered a necessity business. The giants stayed open because they had food, water and toilet paper just to name a few.

Some of these places have been around for decades and I can’t believe that they are going to close down for good or even closing down a lot of their branches. This is happening because of COVID-19. A lot of these businesses lost a fortune when they had to close down for safe distancing and the stay-at-home laws. While others thrives from this like Walmart, Target and Amazon. These guys could stay open because they were considered a necessity business. The giants stayed open because they had food, water and toilet paper just to name a few.

Places like Game Stop is closing 320 stores, Victoria’s Secret is closing 238, Sears closing 51, Walgreens closing 200, Nordstrom closing 19, Kmart closing 45, Pier 1 closing 450, Guess closing 100, Chico’s closing 200, Macy’s closing 125, Gap closing 230, Bose closing 119, Hallmark closing 16, Bed, Bath & Beyond closing 44, Express closing 100, Papyrus closing 254, Signet Jewelers closing 300, Bath & Body Works closing 50, Wilsons Leather and G.H. Bass closing 199, Forever 21 closing 178, JCPenney closing 162, Art Van Furniture closing 125, Destination Maternity closing 183, Modell’s closing 153, A.C. Moore closing 145, Olympia Sports closing 76, Earth Fare closing 50, Lucky’s Market closing 32, Neiman Marcus closing 20, GNC will close 800 to 1200 stores and Walmart is closing 3 stores. One in Michigan and two in North Carolina.

Wow! That’s a lot of stores that are closing and this is not probably going to be the end of stores closing.

Last but not least the Nuclear Bombs

Kim Jong Un has been the supreme leader of North Korea since December 2011 when his father died.

Gigantic isn’t it. Well Kim scares the heck out of me, because you can sneeze the wrong way and he might nuke you. Ok, that’s a little dramatic I know, but let’s face it, if he and Trump or any of our presidents cross eyes, then it’s over for the United States. If he can have his own uncle killed then he won’t even think twice about killing us. The only reason why he hasn’t bomb the US is because he know we will get him too, be for the bombs get here.

As in the video earlier above you seen that Trump tried to get Kim to denuclearize North Korea. Instead he is making more nukes and playing around with them like they’re his toys. He’s a grown man playing with big rockets that also happens to be big bombs.

Well, below I have two more videos for you to watch. The first one gives you a little insight on Kim Jong Un life until now. Including the fact that he has not been seen for a while. They think he is in hiding staying away from the Coronavirus. He’s been missing in action since it started.



North Korea threatens its nukes could destroy United States above video.

North Korea over the weekend, reportedly said its nuclear weapons could lead to the destruction of United States, if a war on the Korean Peninsula breaks out. This comes after a barrage of threats made against South Korea, including those of military action, and blowing up the inter-Korean liaison office.

It seems like the U.S.-North Korea relationship is back to square one,… where it was before the two Trump-Kim summits.

When we see it says this past weekend, the weekend is between June 26th through June 28th of 2020 .

These guys are now trowing a monkey wrench into the mix. As if we don’t have a enough on our plates with COVID-19, the election for presidency, protests and riots (they seem to have slowed down on rioting), businesses closing everywhere and now we have to wonder if North Korea is going to nuke us.

These past four months, March, April, May and June has set the record for dramatics. I mean this is just the tip of the iceberg. You, me have a lot that is going on in our personal lives, but there is still a whole lotta more going on out there that I haven’t covered here.

So, bottom line, LIVE IN THE NOW, because tomorrow is not promised to anyone.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

Coping With Stress At Work

Stress resembles an unwelcome guest that strolls all through our lives every day. Fortunately, there are a few demonstrated practices that you can utilize to decrease, anticipate and even kill pressure and become progressively beneficial. Here are a few hints to enable you to more readily oversee worry in the work environment.

No big surprise individuals get worried at work. Research uncovers that a normal business expert has a long undertaking schedule and most representatives discover they get interfered with in excess of seven times each hour!

These are only few of the numerous reasons why a large number of laborers frequently falsehood wakeful around evening time tormented by distressing business related considerations. In any case, on the off chance that you feel that pressure is inescapable or unavoidable, you are just adding more worry to yourself.

Stress resembles an unwelcome guest that strolls all through our lives every day. Fortunately, there are a few demonstrated practices that you can utilize to decrease, anticipate and even kill pressure and become progressively beneficial. Here are a few hints to enable you to more readily oversee worry in the work environment.

Furnish yourself with a few pressure busting strategies.

Let’s be honest. Profound breathing strategies may do some amazing things while you’re stuck in a road turned parking lot however it may not be as powerful when you are going to have a business introduction. This is the reason you need your own tool kit of a few pressure busting procedures that you can utilize whenever and anyplace.

Figure out how to perform perception, dynamic muscle unwinding, contemplation, stomach breathing, substitute nostril breathing and Yoga. With some exploration and individual experimentation, you can have a proficient way of dealing with stress for each upsetting circumstance that you have to look en route.

Put in a safe spot time for center and recuperation.

Numerous individuals have this “continue pushing” mindset in the work environment. They feel that in the event that they endeavor to focus on their work for the whole move they will most likely accomplish more things.

Very likely, the genuine outcome will wane efficiency levels, expanding pressure and decreased quality time for their families. Rather, plan times of complete concentration to be pursued with a brief timeframe for recuperation. Along these lines, you can give full fixation to your undertakings and still revive your vitality every once in a while. This basic recuperation period is the way to decreasing develop and gathering of pressure.

Watch out for deliberate pressure.

Regardless of whether we let it out or not a portion of the pressure that we are encountering regularly is purposeful. There are the individuals who will frequently look for other individuals’ endorsement and are too cognizant about what others consider them. Thusly, they wind up inclination excessively worried about something over which they have little control, that being other individuals’ discernments.

Rather than concentrating on what other individuals would make of your work, attempt to counter this by concentrating on your work alone and nothing else and you’ll be amazed with the nature of your yield. This will almost certain diminish your mistake rates and increment your odds of dazzling other individuals. It will surely be better for your attitude and stress decrease.

Figure out how to chill off rapidly.

Furious or disappointment about a person or thing at work is one of the most widely recognized reasons for business related pressure. While we are irate it is far-fetched we carrying out our responsibility as well as can be expected, while simultaneously we are discharging a mixed drink of hormones into our circulation system that adds to our feelings of anxiety.

The amassing of the impacts of these hormones, when not disseminated by a genuine or physical ‘battle or flight’ reaction, is conceivably the greatest single contributing variable in numerous examples of incessant pressure.

Rather than responding or exaggerating so rapidly pause for a minute to play out a cooling breath strategy for unwinding. You can do this by taking in through your mouth much like tasting a beverage utilizing a straw and afterward breathe out regularly through your noses. When you figure out how to do this appropriately it can feel like you have recently hit the respite catch, as you feel the cooling sensation in your mouth emanate all over your body.

Continuously recollect that we at last have command over a large portion of the decisions we make and the things that we execute in our lives. Time and again we enable others to make us feel weak. On the off chance that your degrees of stress don’t appear to decrease even subsequent to rehearsing a few unwinding strategies, the time has come to make increasingly agreed move.

Counsel an expert before you harm your wellbeing and your associations with your friends and family.


Stop Negative Self-Talk And Use Positive Affirmations

Have you ever wanted to just shut that inner voice up for good? The one that beats you up and tells you horrible lies… about yourself? Everyone has an inner voice, but sometimes that nasty voice gets the best of us and creates a breeding ground for negative self-talk and destructive behaviors.

Have you ever wanted to just shut that inner voice up for good? The one that beats you up and tells you horrible lies… about yourself? Everyone has an inner voice, but sometimes that nasty voice gets the best of us and creates a breeding ground for negative self-talk and destructive behaviors.

Negative self-talk isn’t all bad. Sometimes we need the “voice of reason” to reel us back in when we might be on the verge of making a bad decision. For instance, if you’re about to attempt something that compromises the safety of yourself or others, you might need that inner critic to jump up and remind you the risk outweighs the reward.

On the other hand, negative self-talk oftentimes comes in the form of inaudible dialogue with yourself that makes you question even the smallest decisions, things you know you are quite capable of handling. It brings on self-doubt, crushes confidence and pretty much paralyzes the ability to make positive changes.

Using positive affirmations is the best defense against negative self-talk. And yes, while some people find it useful to place sticky notes with encouraging phrases and quotes all over the house and workspace, that doesn’t work for all of us.

Even though the notes are carefully posted in places we are sure to see them, they eventually get ignored because we don’t even believe them in the first place.
Thankfully there are strategies that actually work to stop the negative self-talk and replace it with positive affirmations!

You don’t have to “convince” yourself or repeat some mantra to get the job done. It takes a little critical thinking, but you can absolutely retrain your brain with a more objective game plan.

Here’s how to get started:

What’s Your Trigger?

You have to identify the times your inner negative dialogue begins. It might be when you are facing new challenges at work or getting ready for a blind date. Before you can stop it, you have to know when it starts.

Allow for a Gray Area

Not everything is black and white. Don’t limit yourself to thinking things are either good or bad, wonderful or horrible, beautiful or ugly. There is a middle ground, a place where there is neutrality and calmness.

Think of the last decision you made: Did the result come out exactly perfect or absolutely awful? There’s probably a grey area in there and you haven’t given it a second thought. If the results weren’t positive, they must be negative, right?

Wrong! It doesn’t have to be one or the other. Identify the grey area and it takes some of the stress out of the decision.

Worst-Case Scenario

When we talk negatively to ourselves, we are basically talking ourselves out of whatever we have planned, or want to plan. During times like this we need to go ahead and play out the worst possible scenario in our heads. The worst-case scenario rarely happens but ask yourself how you will handle the situation anyway.

Reframe & Replace

The easiest way to break a bad habit is to replace it with something good. For instance, a smoker might replace cigarettes with suckers. Now that you know your trigger, have realized there is a grey area, worked through the worst-case scenario, it’s time to reframe and replace.

Replace the negative thought with something positive: “I’ll never be good enough” could be reframed by using something you are good at as a focal point for a positive affirmation like, “I’m a very good listener” or “I’m pretty good at organizing things.”

Using Positive Affirmations

Positive affirmations don’t have to be limited to quotes thoughtfully posted all over your home, as stated above. There are lots of ways to work in positive affirmations without lifting a finger.

You just have to train your mind to identify where to apply them. When you get more comfortable noticing the triggers to negative self-talk, arming yourself with positive affirmations becomes second nature.

Here are a few easy ways to incorporate using positive affirmations:

¢ Embrace your flaws and imperfections – everybody has them!
¢ Face your fears – take baby steps and conquer fears that hold you back!
¢ Meditation – being mindful and intention in thought is incredibly powerful!
¢ Do what makes you happy – if you’re happy doing it, you’re probably good at it! Use this as fuel!
¢ Be good to you – take time for self-care! It’s hard to be negative when you feel good inside and out!
¢ Be grateful – negative self-talk doesn’t have a place in a grateful mind.
¢ Surround yourself with positivity – positive people attract other positive people!

Negative self-talk can affect so many areas of life, from personal to professional, nothing is exempt. When we retrain our brains to choose positivity over the negative thought patterns, we create a more healthy and happy life.

The best part about stopping negative self-talk and using positive affirmations is that the power is in our own hands. After all, we are the only ones in control of our own thoughts!