Maldives Climate Change Hoax – Rush Limbaugh Bigger Failure Than Environmentalist Wackos

The Island President

The Island President – Netflix movie about Mohamed Nasheed’s fight for the sinking Maldives Islands and Less CO2 levels.

I watched a very compelling movie on Netflix this morning called The Island President, a 2011 documentary about the sinking Maldives Islands and it’s native people who recently brought democracy to their suppressed culture by voting in new President, Mohamed Nasheed.

I watched the movie because of the Netflix description which summarized a new democratic president’s fight to save his multi-Island Country from sinking into the Indian Ocean due to rising sea levels.

The Maldives People believe in a controversial theory that keeping the Carbon Dioxide levels within the Earths atmosphere below 350 ppm will help to maintain cooler planet temperatures, thus reducing polar icecap melting, which is believed to be responsible for the rising sea levels swallowing their Country.

Much of this theory is proven science, whats not proven is whether or not human interaction can have an effect on the Carbon Dioxide levels.

According to the Carbon chart below, it appears what we do has zero effect on the carbon increases as we do not a decrease or increase in Carbon levels in sync with events such as the industrial revolution or the practices of global green living, the increases are just a steady rise and we may be over-estimating our ability to have any effect on the destiny of this planet IMO.

This Movies plot seemed interesting to me as I used to live on an Island and understand the struggles that come along with living in a place that is so very volatile.

When you live on a small island your entire existence is a mere inches above sea level, you grow a tremendous respect for the land, sea, creatures, weather, and everything that is Mother Nature.

What I was not expecting from the movie was to find myself once again at a cross-roads regarding the validity of theories of Global Warming, Climate Change, Green House Gas Emissions, and the melting of the Polar Ice Caps etc.

City of Male

City of Male in the Maldives Islands is 1.5 meters above sea level.

I was inspired by this true story in which Mohamed Nasheed gets elected into office, beating the incumbent (Dictator) President of 30 years, but only after being imprisoned, tortured, and eventually exiled.

Nasheed himself admitted he had feared imprisonment upon his return to the Islands after his exile but was instead greeted by a large enthusiastic and supporting mass of people who just a few moths later voted him in as the new president.

On that election day, true Democracy was born in the Maldives. Culture-shift of this magnitude and importance is something I have seen only a few times in my life, which is what sparked the first bit of curious concern around this more and more interesting story that s the Maldives Islands, rising sea levels, and whether or not Climate Change is something we can actually have an impact on as a human race.

Mohamed Nasheed

Mohamed Nasheed brings Democratic hope to Maldives Islands.

There was now hope for a Country and entire Culture, that faces seemingly unavoidable doom, and ultimately the extinction of the entire culture. Would the new Democracy carry enough inertia to power a call for Global Carbon Footprint Reduction which quickly became the mantra of a new President trying to save his People, Land, Country and Culture, from literally sinking into the Indian Ocean?

This is all happening in and around 2008 - 20010, and Climate Change is very much a hot but controversial topic, as is the fight for a Muslim Country to Fight for, let alone achieve the election of a new democratic government. – if nothing else I knew this would be a movie I would not want to miss a single frame of.

Boy, was I right about that.

Ocean-Flower-Maldives

The Maldives is known for high-class resorts that rest just inches above sea level.

The Maldives Islands story so incredible on several levels that It inspired me to do a bunch of research on some topics that I have taken a break from actively pursuing, and ultimately led me to write this blog post.

This post should be viewed more as a letter to all who will read it, and to EIB Network’s Radio Show Host Rush Limbaugh, as he is the means to an end in me trying to express a very important sequence of points and facts, which must be heard by all in fine detail and in specific sequential manner in order to tell a true and meaningful story.

A story that I hope in some way may change the way we think and live as humans on this precious Earth.

In short, the movie I watched tells a story of a man who fought for democracy and won. Once his battle for democracy was seemingly won, he used the power of the Presidential Office, and the Maldives People, to wage a war on the use of Fossil Fuels and slow its effects on Climate Change as a means to save his sinking Country of 1000 Islands.

Ariel view of Maldives

Ariel view of Maldives

The Maldives is 1000 islands and a Country so close to Sea Level that the smallest rise in sea levels has a significant and detrimental impact on the eroding shoreline as well as all of the people who live there. The Maldives culture as a whole is in danger of extinction as the doomed Islands slowly sink quietly into the Indian Ocean forever.

This is now a culture that can take nothing for granted. They now have a chance to quickly move from a suppressed Country that tortured anyone who spoke out about Government, to a Democratic Society who would immediately shift focus from there own personal  civil rights and freedom of speech, to their own extinction as a culture.

For the first hour of the movie it seemed they had a real chance at both, but I now know the whole story (spoiler warning) and it is one of failure, complacency, lies, conspiracy, greed, ignorance, and a blatant miss-use of power through distribution of miss-information.

I now know that sadly, Mohamed Nasheed was recently forced to resign as President of

Beautiful Maldives Islands

Beautiful Maldives Islands

the Maldives Islands at gunpoint, and his fight to get the World to agree upon a plan to counter-act Climate Change is a complete failure. I write this letter today with a conciece effort to blame a single person for all of this, that person is the EIB Radio Network’s Rush Limbaugh.

Although it sounds like a skewed distribution of blame, it is not in my own mind’s train of thought, and here is why.

First of all, I do not blame Rush Limbaugh for the corrupted forces that squashed the overall valiant efforts of Mohamed Rasheed and his ideology of a fair and democratic society, the Maldives People are responsible for letting Democracy slip through their soggy, sinking hands.

Island Resort in Danger

Island Resort in Danger

Why they did not up-rise when the Police pepper-sprayed their former President and took him away I will never know or understand.

As I quickly caught myself up on Climate Change, Carbon Dioxide levels and other current events regarding the Maldives Islands, I was not only shocked to find out that democracy took a step backwards, but also to find out that no one is talking about it. The only one talking about anything even vastly related to this story is Rush Limbaugh, who on a daily basis rants about the environmentalist whackos who fuel the conspiracy that is Climate Change. This blatant and ignorant argument from Rush that anyone who mouths the words Climate Change is a nut, is causing the skewed perception behind a lack of action against atrocities like those in the Maldives Islands.

I know it sounds off-base at first but please hear me out.

People such as Limbaugh have an extremely large impact on the American People’s

Just inches above sea level

Just inches above sea level

perception of Global Issues. Rush Limbaugh’s is guilty of failing to make any effort toward intelligently communicating the cold hard facts regarding the topic of Global Warming or Climate Change and also regarding issues of political struggles including People in the Maldives.

Rush Limbaugh failed to speak the entire truth to the American Public regarding both of these issues because it does not line up with his efforts to squeeze every bit of marketing potential in the use of his self-coined phrase “Environmentalist Whackos”.

Limbaugh maintains the position that Climate Change is a complete conspiracy, construed by “Uninformed Left-Winged Liberal Nut-Jobs”.

There is no data.  There is no empirical data.  There’s zilch zero nada.  It’s all based on model forecasts for 2100, for 2050, for 2075.  This is one of the greatest hoaxes ever pulled over on people.  But now these scientists, they’re really puzzled.  I mean, some of these loco weeds actually believe this stuff. – Rush Limbaugh (source)

I hold him responsible for the fall of Mohamed Nasheed and for the fall of the new Democratic Society in Maldives, as well as being at fault for the failure of the Global Carbon Footprint Policy to be effective. He is therefore responsible in part for the needless continuance of Carbon Gas Build-up in our Ozone Layer. This could have been a topic of progress instead of a story of complete failure. Had Limbaugh told the truth over and over instead of boasting about some bullshit because it makes the ratings for his show.

carbon gas buildup

This chart is a factual measurement of CO2 gas in the atmosphere. We have been measuring this from a volcano peak in Hawaii since the 1950s – undisputed fact.

An argument he makes solely on semantics. Limbaugh, almost daily, uses data taken out of context to make incomplete arguments about environmental issues and in this is having a direct effect on the civil rights of others.

He contradicts himself by using the same tactics he condemns others for using – not considering the facts.

Rush Limbaugh manipulates the facts and data to benefit his own personal agenda and should not be considered a valid news source but rather an entertainment vessel – and an increasingly weak one at that.

I want people to realize that when we don’t tell the whole truth it can possibly effect bigger issues, like the entire existence of mankind and the world as we know it.

The way I see it if Rush Limbaugh had spoke the truth about Global Warming in the beginning, The Former President of the  Maldives Islands would have had less of a battle in trying to convince the World we need less Carbon Dioxide in our atmosphere.

Tsunami engulfs the Maldives Islands

Tsunami engulfs the Maldives Islands

This is regardless of whether we could actually have an impact on Global Warming, or if Global Warming even exists.

It does not matter if the Earth is getting warmer because of our Carbon Dioxide Emissions, it only matters that fossil fuel pursuit is ruining our planet.

It only matters that fossil fuel pursuit is causing wars, killing people, fostering the perpetual growth of greed and economic destruction.

It only matters that we can be better ambassadors for Green Living and use less fossil fuels so we do not have to rape the earth for the sake of keeping the elite segment of society sustained in a consistent level of comfort, wealth, and power.

Speaking about anything other than these important things is a conscious effort to distract and deceive the human race from the real issues, hard facts, and is essentially removing their power to make proper decisions and act upon vital issues regarding humanity and our planet.

When this story-tampering or manipulation of people is done out of greed, as in this case, it is criminal and should be punishable by a lifetime of imprisonment and hard labor.

It seems obvious to me that the above chart depicting the CO2 levels are on a constant

Unrest again in Maldives

Unrest again in Maldives

increase and it also appears to show no synchronous change in accordance with any human effort to change it.

Therefore we probably had no chance of ever getting the CO2 levels down to 350 PPM which is the level needed for the earth to maintain it’s current temperature and preserve whats remaining of the icecaps as well as keep the Sea Level at a constant.

So Mohamed Nasheed’s efforts were off-base regarding thoughts that we as humans could have an effect on the Sea Levels by controlling Carbon Levels.

His Country will sink into the Indian Ocean regardless of our Carbon Emissions.

Does this make his efforts for a better planet wasteful?

Can we have an effect on rising sea levels?

Can we have an effect on rising sea levels?

Does the promotion of alternative energy and reduction of fossil fuel usage go away by default because we now know the earth is doing what its doing regardless of our effort to impact it?

Does this mean we have rights to rip off every mountain top in efforts to suck the earth dry of all natural gas, oil, coal, or whatever the fuck reason we rape our planet for natural resources in disgusting levels?

You see, had Rush Limbaugh presented the facts about Global Warming instead of focusing on the fact that he is always right, and that NASA said “A” yesterday and then said “B” today, we might have given Mohamed Nasheed’s Plan for Global Carbon Emissions Reduction at the Copenhagen Summit a little more consideration instead of a majority of the summit attendees brushing him off as an environmentalist whacko because Rush said he was.

We might today be looking at a world that relies less on fossil fuels and an Island Culture

Just the facts please...

Just the facts please…

that still had a new Democratic Society.

Instead we have a World that spoke nothing of Mohamed Nasheed’s demise as the President of the Maldives Islands, and a World that continues to speak nothing of the real issues around wasting natural resources and preserving the Planet as we once knew it.

 

 

Thanks rush your a real stand-up guy. But hey, at least you got that “Environmentalist Whako” thing goin’ for ya. That’s really cool man.

I would like to hear how you feel about Climate Change and our ability to have an effect on it. I would also like to know what happened to those happy people that elected their new

First ever underwater summit in Valdives

First ever underwater summit in Valdives

Democratic Government into office a couple years ago, only to succumb to letting the old regime come back into power with the violent removal of a leader who was such a proponent for the environment and the Maldives Culture. Please take the time to comment and share this article. – moneymakerspy

 

 

Online Reputation Management – Step #1: Who are You?

Online Reputation Management

Online Reputation Management

The first step in Online Reputation Management is deciding who you are and who you want to be.

In this case study, my client is Mr. Jay Servidio, his company is Teleteria – a Turn-key Adult Website Company. Jay has been working diligently over the past year with me to improve his customer experience.

His company, Teleteria has been around since 1994 and has a good online reputation with just a few adjustments needed to fit his new and improved online business model.

Teleteria has a great customer satisfaction rating (92% according to Foresee Results Data), but we want to always be on the offensive as to whether the Online Reputation of Teleteria is a direct reflection of this.

We want to be on high alert for anything on the Web that is not our ideal perception of the Brand. The best way to keep tabs on this is through Google Alerts.

Google Alerts will notify us of anything posted to the Internet which matches our predetermined Alert Words or Phrases. In our case we will be setting Alerts for “Teleteria”, “Jay Servidio.”, as well as a few common misspellings and Brand Name variations. Here is how you setup Google Alerts. Continue reading “Online Reputation Management – Step #1: Who are You?” »

Online Reputation Management – Rebuilding an Image: Jay Servidio & Teleteria (Case Study)

Online Reputation Management

Online Reputation Management

My good friend Jay Servidio has run a Turn-Key Website Sales Business for many years on the Internet. He has dominated the Industry forever and thus has had tens-of-thousands of customer interactions. Sometimes when customers purchase his Turn-key Website Solutions they have no business being in the Industry in the first place due to having zero Marketing or Customer Service Skills, let alone any knowledge of running a website on their own. They often pay for the initial purchase, and never take any other action, at all. No marketing, no advertising, no SEO, no SEM. This is a huge danger to Jay as it often means that people purchase his products with a false sense of entitlement to succeed-

“If they can do it, I can certainly do it. I am on the Internet all the time, and I go to Websites everyday, this will be a piece of cake”

Before you know it, this non-action-taking Website owner has crashed, burned, and often lost interest in the Website they purchased to be an additional income stream or retirement investment. This often raises emotions of guilt and failure within the Website buyer causing him to spout off all over the Internet about how they have been ripped off, taken advantage of etc. Mainly trying to save face with their spouses for spending the money and others they have bragged to about being the next big Website empire on the Internet. The result is a smeared reputation for my friend Jay and his company Teleteria.

Jay came to me and asked how to remedy this situation and we have decided to build his Online Reputation Management Campaign Transparently in order to give the campaign extra zip regarding it effectiveness as well as to help others who are suffering from this debilitating syndrome of false accusations and smeared online reputations.

Over the next 6 weeks we will be employing dozens if not hundreds of tactics to bring Jay’s reputation, and the reputation of his company Teleteria, back to where it should be. It should rightfully be a direct reflection of the man, his business, and the years of hard work, dedication, and unprecedented customer service the two have provided over the past 25 years. Please follow us on this Rebuilding of an Online Reputation Series, get on our update list here.

 

Three reasons you should not sell your products through Amazon | Retail Customer Experience

Secret Marketing Codes

Secret Marketing Codes of the Internet

Before you get excited about selling your retail products through Amazon.com, there are a few things you should know.

Most importantly you should understand amazon’s business model and how it is designed to grow the amazon Brand not yours.

You should also consider that if your product starts to sell in any significant manner, Amazon will go out of it’s way to find a cheaper way to deliver it on a repetitive basis to returning customers.

This means they will either begin to stock your product themselves or display other vendors who sell it cheaper than you. this makes Amazon a bad choice for those who wish to create empires but a good choice for those who just need a vehicle to sell some products.

Please read this article 3 Reasons you should not sell your product on Amazon, it will shed some light on weather or not you should even consider the platform.

Three reasons you should not sell your products through Amazon | Retail Customer Experience.

Howdy, Y’all

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In the spirit of WordPress, I’d like to introduce myself using “Howdy.” My name is Michelle, and I’m a new addition to the MoneyMakerSpy team as a guest blogger. While I’m new, I do plan to dive in and start producing interesting content for each of you. Shane, Mark, and co. have given me a pretty amazing opportunity here. I’ve always been really interested in interacting with the public through the interwebs, and I intend to take full advantage of it and learn as much about blogging, content writing, & copy writing as I can.

 

I’ve perused the site a bit and gathered some intel on its main focuses. The general focus seems to be on universal things we all find important, such as making money for financial security or wealth, the advancement of technology, improving one’s health, coping with the ups and downs of life, and the woes of humanity.

 

So, now that I know a little about y’all’s interests and the things important to you, here’s a bit about me: I wanna start off by saying I’m really bad at these intro posts/about me things. I always kinda wanna just say something like, “I like things and stuff, I guess.” But that seems slightly vague. Oh…it appears I’m prone to hyperbole and understatement. If that helps you to understand me better.

 

Basically, I’m a nerd. And I’m a nerd about a few things. I love what I love, and I love these things unabashedly and intensely. These things are: Joss Whedon and all things attributed to him, watching TV, reading, writing, crocheting & crafting, listening to music, eating food, & relaxing with family and friends.

 

  • Joss Whedon is the man. He’s a writer, a producer, a director, an activist, and King of the Nerds. He’s brought or helped bring us masterpieces such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dr. Horrible and the Sing-Along Blog, Firefly & SerenityDollhouseCabin in the Woods, Much Ado about Nothing, and, of course, The Avengers. I’m not gonna elaborate on him too much. That’d take way too long.
  • Watching TV: I’m super serious about my television watching addiction. And I don’t use the term addiction lightly. It is indeed an addiction for me. Because of it, every other area of my life has, at one point or another, fallen by the wayside, and not in a good way–as though there could be one, eh? But seriously, I watch a lot of TV. It’s the perfect medium for storytelling. I tend to stick to the following genres: dystopian, apocalyptic & post-apocalyptic, supernatural, horror & psychological thrillers, sci-fi & fantasy, and crime fighting, in one form or another. But like everyone, I like to laugh and I do love comedies, too.
  • Reading: I like fiction, and I’ll read it in just about any format: novel, short story, graphic novel, etc. The genres I read are the same as the ones I watch, with the exception of fantasy. I can’t read it. I just can’t. I have no interest or patience for reading 5,000 words purely describing a bedroom. Nope. I’m not a huge fan of non-fiction, unless it focuses on a subject matter I find compelling, but even then, I tend to always go for fiction. Though, I do tend to read a lot of critical work, whether it’s about other writings, writers, or television.
  • Writing: Naturally, I’m a much better critical writer than a creative writer. The reason behind this is mainly that I’m far too OCD to write creatively. Just setting up the organization of a creative piece causes me too much anxiety. Critical content just meshes better with how my brain works. I also tend to be a bit of a grammar nerd. It’s what I’ve done professionally and scholastically for way too long for it to not be ingrained in my brain. This blogging thing is something I’ve always wanted to do, so I’m glad that’s coming to fruition, finally.
  • Crocheting & Crafting: Crocheting is my main crafting outlet; though, I do other crafts from time to time, too. Primarily, I crochet scarves, beanies, and blankets. Eventually, I plan to donate a lot of the things I make. There are tons of charities out there looking for crocheted items for homeless, babies, and military folk.
  • Listening to Music: I hate the question, “What kind of music do you listen to?” I just hate it. It’s very difficult for me to answer because, well, 1. I find music to be highly personal, and 2. I like a wide-range of music. I like lots of stuff from Led Zeppelin, Florence Welsh, Fiona Apple to Metric, City & Colour, Mumford & Sons, and The Lumineers. I like music that is good and doesn’t make me want to stab myself in the ear with an ice pick, I guess.
  • Eating Food: Food is good. I like it. We all need it. I really like bacon. I’ve also been on a bit of a pesto kick lately. It’s delicious. I’m a fan of cheese and pasta, too. Basically, things that’ll kill most people if they eat a lot of, I eat a lot of. My friends believe that my body runs on dark matter. None of us are quite sure how I haven’t had a heart attack yet (*knock on wood*).

 

Those are the things I love and why I love them. I’ve got a big family. I have 6 brothers and I’m the only girl. It’s made life interesting and fun. They’re super awesome though. I love my parents. I’ve also got a rather large adopted family. If my friends put up with me for an extended period of time, I adopt them into my family. Putting up with me is no easy task, so they’re rewarded, or trapped, with me forever.

 

Now for a list of things I’m not so fond of?

 

  • Orlando, FL: aka the WORST place in the world. It’s where I live, and it’s not awesome, in any way. 1. The weather is crap–year-round. The weather man says it’s 88*, but what this really means is it feels like 190* outside. You’ve gotta factor in humidity. Orlando is all humidity. Also, it rains. All the time, but this confuses people. It confuses people who’ve lived here their whole life. It flabbergasts them, and this dumbfounds me. Which leads to my next point. 2. The traffic. Like anywhere, the weather has an effect on traffic, but in Orlando, it has an extreme effect on it. The rain mysteriously causes Orlando drivers to forget not only what this strange substance is that happens to be falling from the sky, but also how to drive in it. Without fail, it’s like all of the inhabitants of this city suffer from short term amnesia at the onset of rain. On top of that, Orlando is so spread out. If you’ve been to here, you know better than to measure distance in miles. You measure it in time. The time it takes you to get from one place to another. It doesn’t matter if it’s 2 miles down the road. It’ll take you like 15 minutes. You have to include the 8 million traffic lights you’ll stop at. It’s pure insanity. And dangerous. Don’t even get me started on the bugs & wild life, beaches, and theme parks. Ugh.
  • Exercising: that sounds a lot like work. Enough said. No thanks; I did enough of that as a kid.
  • Loud Noises: I’m an easily startled individual, and it’s not so much fun being scared, contrary to popular belief. Loud noises hurt my head and they make me angry.
  • Mathy things: (it’s a word. I promise). It’s not that I don’t understand math. I do. It’s just that I don’t like it, even though it’s what controls this entire universe. I especially don’t like when it starts hanging out with the alphabet. That was the devil’s work, I’m sure of it.

 

I love learning. My family and I always “joked” that I’d be in school for the rest of my life just collecting a variety of degrees. This was my plan, but apparently those things called bills need this other thing called money, which one can only get from working. Pft. Who knew?

 

Back in 2012, I graduated with my B.A. in English. I always planned, and still plan, on going to Graduate school, but there are just way too many options. I’ve never been able to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up (which I’m honestly constantly trying to put off–it’s not as much fun as it was advertised). My aspirations for the future changed on what seems like a weekly basis. Why couldn’t I be a lawyer who focuses on the literary and societal merits of the works of Joss Whedon? That’s a thing, right? But then…there’s the sciencey part of me who is super into physics and anatomy and all the cool things the human body can do and does. See my problem?

Professionally, I’ve worked in exactly two industries since I began working when I was 15: the food industry and higher education. They aren’t as dissimilar as many might think. But, I’ve always worked a lot (until recently–I’m currently unemployed). In fact, while I was in college as a full time student, I worked at least 2 jobs. Looking back, I have no idea how I managed all that. I guess sleep wasn’t really a priority.

 

Well, I suppose that’s enough of me ranting and rambling for now. But you’ll be hearing from me from time to time, and I hope to hear from you.

 

-Michelle

Asheville Panel Discussion Child and Family Homelessness 6/30/2014

Shane Hopkins

Shane Hopkins

Last night I participated as a panel member for the Council for Child and Family Homelessness.

There was a great turnout by the community and there was barely a seat in the house.

The discussion was enlightening and productive. Community Members asked specifically what it was they could do to help the increasing number of “Doubled Up” Families in the Asheville Area. Top suggestions to the community from Panel Members were:

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