Friday, September 17, 2021

Submarines... $90 billion mistake

 Where is the guy who loses their job? Even a dumb arse lke me could predict that a diesel sub that takes 20 years to build has the wrong motor. So we write off a contract for $90 billion and replace it for Nuclear powered subs that will cost more and take longer to build. And we pock the bear [China] for no reason - and side with the USA who can't learn how to help Afgahistan with 20 years of occupation and $2  trillion of arms [and of course deaths]



Today the Hashtags are still important.

        #NFT
        #AFLFionaltickets
        #FMGproblems
        #Nuclearsubs
        #TheGuyfromAustralia
        #ScoMo
        #McGowan
        #Covid-19
        #Biden
        #Afgahistan

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Flu -what is that?

 It seems that the lowest ever recorded Flu numbers are due to our actions to stop Covid-19... most recorded cases come from people returning from India according to figures released by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research. In 2019 there were 313,033 notifications and 953 deaths - this year until August 29th, 2021 there have been just 484 cases and zero deaths.


Got the flu?

These same experts are expecting a surge of the flu when travel starts again. Sort of like a double edged sword.

Hashtags for today!

    #NTF
    #Covid-19
    #AFLFinal
    #Spring
    #AntiVax
    #Qantas
    #Bullies
    # F1Win
    #USOpen
    #ModernElder
    #Mentor

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Hashtags and more

 Perth is into SPRING but the nice warm days are precceded by very cold nights.


Perth Blanketed in Fog 2021

Hashtags for September 15th

    # NFT
    #AFLFinal
    #AntiVax
    #Hospitalcrisis
    #F1Win
    #Bullies
    #Ds
    #Qantas
    #Mentor
    #Covid-19

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Sport, Sport, and more Sport!

I spent many hours yesterday watching football finals... in front of small crowds but huge TV audiences. MMmm it is amzing how we can get sucked into sport!


Continuing on with hashtags, these are todays Top 10>

        1.            #NFT
        2.            #SundayTimes
        3.            #IslaFisher
        4.            #MrtinBryantMovie
        5.            #TobieGreen    
        6.            #AFLFinals
        7.            #Buddy
        8.            #DadsDay
        9.            #LibsShame
        10.           #Jabrates

My own Hashtags

#Wayne Mansfield
#WayneMansfield
#SMM2021
#Blastinto2022
#Done
#Rebootology
#ExperienceOracle
 

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Whale of a pay day!

According to this mornings WA Newspaper, a 12 year old UK boy has made  a AUS$550k sale of his token [#NFT] of his pixelated Artwork  of Whales... Just keep an ear out for your Uber Driver yalking about #NFT's.



Todays Hashtags are:

            1.        #NFT
            2.        #WestAustralian
            3.        #HarveyNorman
            4.        #CovidTruckies
            5.        #TheClan
            6.        #Afghanistan
            7.        #VaccinePassport
            8.        #OverseasdISO
            9.        #Borat
            10.       #NFTBonus


My Hashtags:

#Wayne Mansfield
#WayneMansfield
#SMM2021
#Blastinto2022
#Done
#ExperienceOracle
#Rebootology

Friday, August 27, 2021

Maybe Jordon Harbinger has something!

I seem to listen to podcasts as I walk - this morning I was Listening to SYSK and the guest was Jordon Harbinger... he talked about his 6 minute income Routine and I had a LightBulb moment - he does it everyday for 10 minutes for just 4 People each day.



In the meantime, these are todays #Hashtags,

            1.        #NTF
            2.        #AFL
            3.        #Cave
            4.        #Afgahistan
            5.        #Qantas
            6.        #FeralBrewing
            7.        #Covid
            8.        #TravelClub
            9.        #Leopard
            10.       #PizzaKing

These are my special Hashtags.

#Wayne Mansfield
#WayneMansfield
#SMM2021
#Blastinto2022
#Done
#ExperienceOracle
#Rebootology

Thursday, August 26, 2021

The Power of Hashtags

Yesterday, I mentioned NTF and included the #NTF and I was contacted from someone in the UK! How did he find me?? Well, Hashtags # act as an index, so a search on #NTF would show up every use of #NTF [mine was there!] and contact was made.



Here are todays Hashtags from the West Australian Newspaper..

        1.        #NTG
        2.        #AFL
        3.        #HardboiledEgg
        4.        #HancokFortune
        5.        #TravelClub
        6.        #CellarTalk
        7.        #ParaOlympics
        8.        #PickAVic
        9.        #AstonMartin
        10.       #HarveyNorman


My Hashtags are

#Wayne Mansfield
#WayneMansfield
#SMM2021
#Blastinto2022
#Done
#ExperienceOracle
#Rebootology    

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

What is in a Hashtag?

Here are my 10 new #hashtags plus a bonus - when the Uber Driver is talking about #NTF's they are not the next thing! Notic who is talking about Bitcoin lately? Even radio announcer Millsy!

The new #Hashtags"

        1.        #Scottyfromthewildcats
        2.        #Croods
        3.        #Naplan
        4.        #Badbacks
        5.        #ZTGone
        6.        #Qubecovidshame
        7.        #FifoSex
        8.        #Blondes
        9.        #MiteBites
        10.       #babysitterDanger

    Bonus Hashtag!


            #NTF 

My #Hshtags

#Wayne Mansfield
#WayneMansfield
#SMM2021
#Blastinto2022
#Done
#ExperienceOracle
#Rebootology

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

More on Hashtags!

There is a hashtag from a Faux Pas made by a New Zealand politician who said #Spreadyourlegs rather than what he meant to say "Stretch your legs."


So here are todays Hashtags:
            1.     #2021
            2.    #Spreadyourlegs
            3.    #Covid-19
            4.    #SMM2021
            5.    #EDM
            6.    #FOCUS 
            7.    #Risingtide
            8.    #FIFO
            9.    #70-80%
            10.   #Travel

There you go.

Insight into 2021. Things [Ideas] have a verysgortlife on the internet - just 6 weeks.... if they fail! For example after 8Weeks, the number of people wanting to join Cl;ubhouse started dropping.

#Wayne Mansfield
#WayneMansfield
#Done
#SMM2021
#Blastinto2022
#ExperienceOracle
#Rebootology



Monday, August 23, 2021

Hashtags?? #

Here are 10 # for Monday August 23rd, 2021 sourced from the West Australia Newspaper [ That 20th Century thing which might just survive...]


Hashtags:

                        1.    #Uluru
                        2.    #RedCentre
                        3.    #Imagine
                        4.    #WestTravel
                        5.    #FlashPoint
                        6.    #ClassicDoubles
                        7.    #HardBallGets
                        8.    #Netball
                        9.    #Ruby
                        10.   #Golf

For this Blog.

#SMM2021
#Blastinto2022
#Done
#WayneMansfield
#Wayne Mansfield
#ExperienceOracle
#Rebootology    

    

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Remember when?

How about the 19th century problems - London Horseshit covering every road - solved by the invention of the car!!

Things that have gone.... Horse buggies, whips, horse rails etc.

How about the 20th century problems - work for 1 Company for life - gold watch etc... Changed by internet and computers

Things that have gone.... Fax machines, normal phones, offices in CBD's






We are now in the 21st Century

Things that are normal - Work from home, apps instead of Movies etc...

Things that have gone.... Serviced offices, Co working Space, Shopping Centres etc... biggest expanding franchise "For let"

#Wayne Mansfield
#WayneMansfield
#Done
#SMM2021
#Blastinto 2022
#ExperienceOracle
#Rebootology

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Skip The Line James Altucher Book!

Please do yourself a favour and get a copy of the latest from James. I got my copy at dymocks Morley and paid full price.




This is a good read! Just because a Crisi Happened Doesn' mean it will affect you - Global finanial crisis, September 11th, Covid-19 etc..






Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Missed at 7/11!

I had my 2nd jab of the Covid-19 Vaccine and I had a strange reaction - back pain etc... my friend at 7/11 [the home of $1 coffe's] asked me where I was? Did I sleep in? etc... when I said I wasn't too well after the 2nd jab I got some sympathy but not much... but it was good to know I was missed!!


#Wayne Mansfield
#WayneMansfield
#Done
#SMM2021
#Blastinto2022
#Rebootology
#ExperienceOracle
#711



Tuesday, August 03, 2021

I have had the 2nd jab

My appointment for the 2nd Jab for Covid-19 was 11.55 with the note "please get here early to avoid waiting." Well I did wait over 2 hours but I have since realised having an appointment is just to make sure they have enough supplies on hand.



#Wayne Mansfield
#WayneMansfield
#Done
#SMM2021
#Rebootology
#ExperienceOracle
#Blastinfo2022

Thursday, July 29, 2021

NSW [Sydney] Records 239 new covid cases

NSW [Sydney] Records 239 new covid cases

The map below shows the location of residence by Local Government Area (LGA) or local health district (LHD) of locally acquired COVID-19 cases in the last four weeks up to 8pm 28 July 2021. It is based on the date the person first developed symptoms. When no date of symptom onset is available (it is either under investigation by public health staff or the person tested positive without showing symptoms), the date of the positive test is used. Infections are not always acquired in the place of residence as people often travel outside their area for many reasons (e.g. work, school and shopping). Cases without a NSW residential address and people who were exposed interstate or overseas are not shown. Case counts may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.





# Wayne Mansfield
#WayneMansfield
#SMM 2021
#Blastinto2022
#Done
#ExperienceOracle
#Rebootology


Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Young Woman from Perth wins First Golf Major

In the week where Australia's going mad for the Olympics we were distracted  when Australian golf star Minjee Lee earned  her 1st  major championship win. She won the Evian Championship in France with an amazing final round performance.

The 25-year-old who is from Perth, and has ong considered perhaps the best female player never to win one of the five majors but she got rid of that unwanted tag with a fantastic display at Aix-les-Bains which saw her shoot a flawless final round seven-under 64. this lead to sudden death playoff at the first hole.

Coming from a record-equalling seven shots back on Sunday, she caught up with the week's stand out performer, South Korea's Jeongeun Lee6 as the pair both finished on an 18-under par total of 266.



"I just played to the best of my ability and it's really great to win a major. It's just really amazing," said Lee, after being doused in bubbly by pal Lydia Ko and then taking a swig of champagne herself on the 18th green to celebrate her triumph.

# Wayne Mansfield
#WayneMansfield
#SMM 2021
#Blastinto2022
#Done
#ExperienceOracle
#Rebootology



Tuesday, July 27, 2021

No Travel soon!

 It seems that Scott Morrisson will go to the election in March without lifting the borders for travel!




The doherty Institute can't agree on a figure for herd immunity from Covid-19!

#WayneMansfield
#Wayne Mansfield
#Done
#SMM2021
#Blastinto2022
#ExperienceOracle
#Rebootology

Monday, July 26, 2021

Who would have guessed?

 Two things caught my eye from Mainstream media today.

1. Older worker [60-70+] work more than younger people per hour




2. School teachers quite when confronted with lack of respect from students - in larger numbers than ever - after refusing more pay!

#Wayne Mansfield
#WayneMansfield
#Done
#SMM2021
#Blastinto2022
#ExperienceOracle
#Rebootology


Sunday, July 25, 2021

And then there were riots!

People have had enough! Sydney saw frustration boil over into riots yesterday as 5 million people were entering their 4 th week of lockdown yet most cases {136] are from suburbs where people ignore rules - a sure fire way for people to become upset.



I remember thinking Sydney was an angry place when I have had time to spend time there - the latest going ons seem to bear that out!

#Wayne Mansfield
#WayneMansfield
#Done
#SMM2021
#Blastinto2022
#ExperienceOracle
#Rebootology

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Give me a break!

When does stating the "bloody obvious" cause outroar? Adam Simpason Says without extra funds they need to pick people from stable backgrounds in the next draft... and stating the obvious, he said the best footballers tend to be from public schools.

But the crowd went into overdrive saying that is racist and classist so:




"West Coast coach Adam Simpson has issued a rare public statement after being battered over his comments comparing kids from private schools to players deemed riskier draft prospects.

The furore erupted during a radio interview earlier this week when Simpson was trying to highlight the flow-on effects from the AFL’s decision to cut the football department soft cap by more than a third.

Simpson said now that clubs had fewer resources, they couldn’t afford to take as many risks in the draft on players who might need more support."

#Wayne Mansfield
#WayneMansfield
#Done
#SMM2021
#Blastinto2022
#ExperienceOracle
#Rebootology

Friday, July 23, 2021

Rain, Rain go away!

Way back when I first came to the city from Margaret River I wanted to go to the football every week but it rained every Saturday - for the first couple of weeks.... it cured me of going to the football!

This July2021 it has rained every day [ currently 23 in a row ] but each day I try to get in my 15,000 steps... so go so far!! Today it started lear but rain appeared and I have taken shelter at Coventry City... that is where I am writing this!




Climate changes constantly - a saying from Margaret River was "it rains for 9 months a year and drips off the trees for the other 3" Many wish that was currently true. Howver, I am reminded of 100 year flood occurences etc.... mybe the cycle is every 100 years or so...

#Wayne Mansfield
#WayneMansfield
#Done
#SMM2021
#Blastinto2020
#Rebootology
#ExperienceOracle

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Freedom Day for England!

 I read a great opinion piece in today's West Australian Newspaper... and the easing of Covid restrictions isn't a Universal UK thing with different things happening in Wales and Scotland.

One thing for sure is that the vaccination makes the illness less server but doesn't stop you getting or spreading it.




It seems like the Dutch went too soon and have had to reintroduce lockdowns.

And Singapore isn't sure what to do ?

I just wonder "who is trsuting the science" when it appears nobody knows!

#Wayne Mansfield
#WayneMansfield
#Done
#SMM2021
#Blastinto2022
#ExperienceOracle
#Rebootology

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

How long can we live like this?

I think it is time to get going back to the way life will be!

Today I fixed the date for our first "In person" sessions since 2020 - October 6th 2021 at the Lord Forrest Hotel in Bunbury, Western Australia

Session 1:        9 to 12 Stepping Up to Supervision




Sesssion 2:     1 to 4 Successfully Managing people




Session 3:      6 to 9  The Internet for Fun and Profit





Will you join me?

#Wayne Mansfield
#WayneMansfield
#SMM2021
#Done
#ExperienceOracle
#Rebootology
#Blastinto2022

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Retire well with Less than a Million$!

One of the great reads is "The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape.


In it he talks about retiring well on the pension. He calls it "The Donald Retirement Bradman Strategy" which he outlines as a four-step process: First, you need to own your own home before you retire. Second, you (currently) need to have $250,000 in super (couples), or $170,000 (singles). Third, you need to claim the full age pension. Fourth, you need to continue working a day or so a week.





And here’s where the gravy cup from Canberra really runneth over: retirees can earn $57,948 a year (couples) or $28,974 (singles) before they pay a dollar in tax. And if they just want to supplement the age pension -- and not reduce it -- they can earn $13,000 (couples) or $6,500 (singles) a year under Centrelink’s ‘Work Bonus’.
After reading the book, I booked in an appointment with Centrelink to discuss the outstanding fine of $1million I have [Bankruptcy doesn't extinguish fines apparently] and I was told that it is called the pension and it is "your entitlement". I just had to qualify and the Government would pay me. since Covid I have qualified even though Joanne still works and the house is in her name [Thankfully with no mortgage] and she has Government Super.
Each fortnight Cetrelink drop a few $$$'s into my account! Thanks Barefoot Investor for that advice. #Wayne Mansfield #WayneMansfield #SMM2021 #Blastinto2022 #Done #Rebootology #ExperienceOracle

Monday, July 19, 2021

Seniors Over 60: The Best 11 Jobs for You.



Teacher's Aide.

  • Sports coach.

    Sales assistant or shop assistant.

  • Call centre operator (customer service representative)

  • Administrative assistant.

  • Childcare worker.

  • Dog walker or pet sitter.

  • Bookkeeper.

    #Wayne Mansfild
    #WayneMansfield
    #Done
    #Rebootology
    #ExperienceOracle
    #SMM2021
    #Blastinto 2022

Sunday, July 18, 2021

What is Rebootology?

One of the modern issues is that we are living healthy passed the retirement age.

To help you passed these issues, a great tool is a board of advisers.Your Board should have these type of individuals who can help you REBOOT in your career, life, family, and more.

Here are  five essential elements to any successful personal board of directors:

1. The Connector. We’ve all encountered a connector. They’re the person who is well-established in the community, respected in their field, and most importantly, seems to know everyone worth knowing.



2. The Accountability Master. This person will hold you to task and give you the gentle or maybe not so gentle nudge to get you moving towards your goal.

3. The Shoulder to Cry On. It’s true sometimes you just want someone to listen to your woes, sympathize with your situation, and not make you feel bad for having the occasional pity party.

4. The Dreamer. The power of the dreamer is that they think big and they believe in you in a big way, motivating you to accomplish goals that once seemed beyond your wildest imagination.

5. The Mentor. This is the person you trust and respect and whose guidance has already led you to success. There’s nothing better than being able to talk to someone in your industry who gets it and can offer the advice you need to get to the next level.

#Wayne Mansfield
#WayneMansfield
#Done
#SMM2021
#Rebootology
#ExperienceOracle
#Blastinto2022

Saturday, July 17, 2021

There is a manual for that!

There is a website with over 50k user manuals.


You can recover all those lost user's manuals. There is a quality premium service with the mission of symplyfying the search of any lost manual for any device that requires, maintenance, repair or instructions of use.

Searching for a manual often can be time-consuming. The database contains more than 50,000 user manuals. With a mission to provide excellent customer service the team will go as far as contacting on the manufacturer if by chance your manual is not in the database. Once it is foundthe site dispatchs it to your mailbox.

The service allows a search of eack user's manual.  the system fi and then it will be emailed to you in .pdf format. On reseipt of the email you go to the download linkand get your user guide. In this modern world, if you don't immediately see it check your spam folder it may be there.


For maximum satisfaction, your user guidesis sent  to you as soon as possible. When it can't be found easily,an additional search on the internet is done to maximize the chance of obtaining the user guide,

This means that you can clean out all those guides from the bottom draw.

#Wayne Mansfield
#WayneMansfield
#Done
#SMM2021
#Blastinto2022
#Rebootology
#ExperienceOracle

Friday, July 16, 2021

Sheldon Adelson

Who was Sheldon Adelson?

He was many things - another than making his money from Casinos [He died recently leaving more than US$1 Billion to his heirs.]

Self-made man

Adelson grew up poor, born at the height of the Great Depression. But he hustled from a young age, selling newspapers and buying vending machines to place in factories and gas stations. Adelson worked his way to wealth through a series of business ventures, including windshield deicer and a charter tours business. Adelson’s fame began to grow when he and partners developed the COMDEX computer trade shows in the 1970s, and in 1988, he purchased the Sands Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas, beginning his career as a casino magnate. He would later expand, building the Venetian in the place of the Sands and building casinos in Pennsylvania, Macau, and Singapore. In 2015, Adelson bought the Las Vegas Review-Journal newspaper.



Political activity

Though Adelson grew up in a family of Democrats, he became a Republican as an adult, and he donated much of his fortune to right-wing campaigns and causes. He supported candidates including George W. Bush, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, and Donald Trump – Adelson was the largest donor to Trump’s 2016 campaign, contributing $25 million. He also donated to the GOP as a whole and to combat cannabis legalization efforts.

Adelson on his political involvement

“I’m against very wealthy ­people attempting to or influencing elections. But as long as it’s doable I’m going to do it. Because I know that guys like Soros have been doing it for years, if not decades. And they stay below the radar by creating a network of corporations to funnel their money. I have my own philosophy and I’m not ashamed of it. I gave the money because there is no other legal way to do it. I don’t want to go through ten different corporations to hide my name. I’m proud of what I do and I’m not looking to escape recognition.” —from a 2012 interview with Forbes

#Wayne Mansfield
#WayneMansfield
#SMM2021
#Blastinto2022
#Done
#ExperienceOracle
#Rebootology

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Retirement is an outdated concept!

You couldn’t pay Rob Cameron enough to retire.

The Sydney stockbroker did not even contemplate retiring when he turned 65. He is now 71 and has no plans of hanging up his suit any time soon.

Professor James Trevelyan believes retiring at age 65 is an outdated concept.

Experience is worth more than you can put a number on, Cameron says.

“I’ve spent my entire life working in financial markets and know I represent significant value in a professional capacity,” he says. "If a person wants to work and has the enthusiasm, experience and skills, they should be given the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way.”

Perth’s Professor James Trevelyan, 73, also continues to work full-time, with no plans of stopping.

The self-employed engineer says he simply loves his job. “The idea of retiring and playing golf is nonsensical to me. Retirement only describes the walking dead,” he says.

Both Cameron and Trevelyan are part of a fast-growing army of men and women refusing to throw in the towel at the traditional retirement age of 65. They agree that the concept of retiring once you reach that age is an outdated concept.

The recently released federal government Intergenerational Report reveals that there are almost four million retirees and six million baby boomers in Australia.

Research shows that fewer than half of all workers retire at age 65. Of those still working, a quarter do not have any plans to retire at all.



‘The idea of retiring and playing golf is nonsensical to me. Retirement only describes the walking dead.’ Professor James Trevelyan

The Councils on Ageing (COTA) data reveal a marked decrease on 2018 figures, where 60 per cent of people in the age group reported they had retired.

We are living longer and having a better quality of life but that also costs more money, prompting many people to continue working. COTA’s data found that 45 per cent of us do not feel financially secure enough to stop working at age 65.

COTA chief executive Ian Yates says work is also a good a social network for many. “They wouldn’t give up just because they have reached a certain age. It is just not the reality anymore,” he says.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, an independent statutory agency, confirms the growing trend toward working beyond 65.

Meanwhile, soon-to-be retirees were among the groups most affected by the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, according to data from Roy Morgan.

As markets plunged from March to May last year, super balances were severely dented for many older Australians, resulting in the shelving of immediate retirement plans.

The data show that 54 per cent of people aged 65-69 had intended to retire in February of last year, but that dropped to 39 per cent a month later.

National Seniors Australia chief advocate Ian Henschke says financial considerations are a big reason that people do not stop working at age 65.

“The fact is that the over 65s are not a homogenous group, with a vast difference between wealth and poverty, depending on your personal situation,” he says. “Whether by choice or circumstance, many seniors continue working well beyond what their parents did in their working lives. Working longer promotes better financial health but we also now know it promotes much better physical and mental health,” Henschke says.

#Wayne Mansfield
#WayneMansfield
#Done
#SMM2021
#ExperienceOracle
#Rebootology
#BlastInto2022

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Saving Village 1 stroke at a time

 96-year-old saves village through art

A Taiwanese named 'Huang' took matters into his own hands when he discovered the government planned to close his village and home of 30 years.

Now 96 years of age, Huang has spent the last seven years painstakingly painting properties across his village, covering them with colourful images of puppies, kittens and pigs. This self-taught artist has been waking as early as 3am each morning to start painting. He has also paid for all of the art supplies himself.


Village pained by Huang

Today, the village is one of the main tourist attractions in Taichung, attracting millions of visitors each year. As a result, the government has shelved plans to close the village permanently.

#Blastinto2022
#WayneMansfield
#Wayne Mansfield
#Done
#Rebootology
#ExperienceOracle
#SMM2021 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Live Events making come back!

I cut my teeth as a promoter of live events - the famous Dottie Walters championed my cause in the US calling me an impressario - which means a provider of PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT

It was with great interest that I heard Russell Brunson copmment that he is doing a 4 day event in September 
because "people are missing the connection" a live event brings.

Covid-19 has wrought havoc on a lot of industries but few felt the blow of the wrecking ball as directly as the live events business. Large gatherings were among the first casualties of the public health crackdown that began last March. Once they started getting cancelled, promoters and ticketing companies were on the hook to refund fans with little prospect of new business in the foreseeable future.,





Even now, uncertainty hovers over questions of when big events will be safe, permitted and embraced again by fans traumatized by the health emergency.

LiveNation, the parent company of Ticketmaster, is a bellwether - or perhaps malweather - of the financial damage done by the pandemic in this space. According to an earnings report released February 25, LiveNation saw its 2020 revenue collapse 84 percent compared to 2019, from $9.4 billion to $1.4 billion.

That was even more dramatic in Q4, where the decline was 92 percent ($178.4 million compared to $2.3 billion in 2019). Annual concert revenue was down 92 percent, and ticket revenue declined 98 (!) percent.

All this leads me to consider dusting off the BLAST into series and do one in 2022!




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Monday, July 12, 2021

Branson goes to Space at 70

"What a day. What a day. What a day," Branson said at a news conference following the historic flight. “I think like most kids I have dreamt of this moment since I was a kid and honestly nothing can prepare you for the view of Earth from space."

He said he was honored to "test the customer experience" and declared, "Welcome to the dawn of a new space age."

"It’s just magical. I'm just taking it all in. It’s just unreal," said Branson, who popped a bottle of champagne after he and his crew were presented their Virgin Galactic astronaut wings.

The so-called Unity 22 mission lifted off from the New Mexico desert about 10:38 a.m. ET attached to its "mothership" aircraft VMS Eve and just after 11 a.m. reached an altitude of 46,000 feet, which is higher than commercial airlines fly.


Branson and crew go to space

Branson, 70, served as a mission specialist on the flight, the fourth crewed spaceflight for Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity spacecraft. Unity was launched from the Eve mothership at an altitude of 50,000 feet and live stream video showed it shooting into space. Within 30 seconds the spacecraft reached Mach 2 speed and a few seconds later hit Mach 3 at an altitude of weightlessness.

Onboard video showed Branson and the three other astronauts smiling as they looked out the windows of the spacecraft. They briefly unbuckled their seatbelts to float around the cabin and take in view of the curvature of Earth. 

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Sunday, July 11, 2021

Success in later years

Here are 2 well-known super achievers who came into their own in old age:


Nelson Mandela: Perhaps the most recognizable name on this list, and in the world, the late Nelson Mandela lived a life that was dedicated to freeing his native country of South Africa from the clutches of the oppressive apartheid regime that was running it. For his activism, he was thrown in prison for more than two decades. When he was released, he was 72 years old, pretty much at the end of his life. That did not stop him from becoming the first black president of South Africa four years later and the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.



Colonel Harland David Sanders: If you like KFC, you have probably heard the story of Colonel Sanders. Legend has it that he was rejected 1009 times before someone gave him a chance to try out his fried chicken recipe. He walked and knocked on doors for years before he finally founded the KFC we know today. He did all this after his retirement at 65 years of age. He became a multi-billionaire at 88 years of age. 



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Saturday, July 10, 2021

It's never too late for success

Ever  wonder if you are too old to achieve stuff? Here are 5 people who achieved greatly after their 70th birthday!


At 70, Cornelius Vanderbilt began buying railroads.

At 71,
 Katsusuke Yanagisawa, a retired Japanese schoolteacher, became the oldest person to climb Mt. Everest.

At 72,
 Margaret Ringenberg flew around the world.

At 73,
 Larry King celebrated his 50th year in broadcasting.


At 74, Ferdinand Marie de Lesseps began an attempt to construct the Suez Canal.

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Friday, July 09, 2021

Parkinson's Disease - how it got its name..

Well, the disease we know as Parkinson's was given its name to honour it's discoverer - James Parkinson



At the age of 62 James Parkinson identified Parkinson’s disease. His 1817 essayon Shaking Palsy lead to our conception of Parkinson’s today. Although others had previously written about shaking palsy, Parkinson’s descriptions were so in-depth that he inspired other pathologists to study the disease.

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Thursday, July 08, 2021

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO GET STARTED

 



The Story of Peter Mark Roget

Peter Roget was an accomplished doctor, lecturer, and inventor. Despite his success, he underwent a great deal of depression.

He retired from professional life by the age of 61. To cope up with depression, he started pursuing one of the things he really enjoyed doing — making lists. He devoted his time to creating a catalog of words organized by their meanings.

By age 69, he began the preparation for the publication of his project. Its first printed edition came out at age 73. It was called “Roget’s Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases”.

He kept working on it until his death at age 90 and later on revised and expanded by his son and grandson.

So next time you use a thesaurus, realize that it’s a result of a passion worth pursuing.

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Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Do you Need a 2nd Chance

I always planned on making it to a healthy 80  old but find my motivation slipping as we starting planning for a post covid starting in 2022!

I was shocked into action when I read an article saying if you are healthy at 80 you will probably make 140. So, with the advent of VAD [ Voluntary Assited Dying] now becoing law in Western Australia [where I live] I was struck by this story of a 2nd chance.




“This morning, on my 47th birthday, I re-read the suicide letter I wrote on my 27th birthday about two minutes before my girlfriend showed up at my apartment and told me, ‘I’m pregnant.’ She was honestly the only reason I didn’t follow through with it. Suddenly I felt I had something to live for. Today she’s my wife, and we’ve been happily married for 19 years. And my daughter, who is now a 21-year-old college student, has two younger brothers. I re-read my suicide letter every year on my birthday as a reminder to be thankful—I am thankful I got a second chance at life.”

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Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Hearing Sounds Other Can't

 I often wonder why dogs hear different stuff to what I hear. Today I saw an artile [I have read this again] about a legally deaf drummer:

“The drummer in our local jazz band, Nick, is legally deaf, and has been since he was born. But he can still hear low bass tones and feel the vibrations from the drums and other instruments. Honestly, he’s such an incredible drummer, most people don’t believe he’s deaf. Sometimes I can’t believe it myself.”



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Monday, July 05, 2021

Less Weight = Longer Life

 I used to be 90 kilos and ghot down to 69 K and had people gasp and say I look "unwell". Well a year on I am 75k and a clothes size snaller [XL to M] but I think I will restart after reading:

“Today marks a full year that I’ve been eating right and working out daily. This time last year I weighed 301 pounds. When I saw my weight on the scale at the doctor’s office I knew it was time for a change. Now, after a year of exercising my will power, and using no dieting pills or gastric bands, or anything artificial, I went back to the doctor’s office for my annual check-up. “172 pounds,” my doctor said. “You know, your positive lifestyle changes just added roughly 10 years to your life expectancy.” My 11-year-old daughter, who came with me, grabbed my hand and said, “I look forward to spending those extra years with you, mommy.”




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Sunday, July 04, 2021

The Foolish Monkey

It was a cold and silent night. The weather was freezing cold. A group of monkeys was on a tree. They were clinging to its branches. One of the monkeys said, “I wish we could find some fire. It will help us to keep warm.”

Suddenly they noticed a flock of fireflies. One of the young monkeys thought it was fire. He caught a firefly. He put it under a dry leaf and started blowing at it. Some other monkeys also joined in his efforts.

In the meanwhile, a sparrow came flying to its nest, which was on the same tree the monkeys were sitting on. She noticed what they were doing. The sparrow laughed. She said, “Hey silly monkeys that is a firefly, not real fire. I think all of you should take shelter in a cave.”

The monkeys did not listen to the sparrow. They continued to blow at the poor firefly.

After some time, the monkeys became very tired. Now they realized that what the sparrow had said was correct. They set free the firefly and moved to a nearby cave.



Moral of the Story: While persistence is one of the most defining qualities of a good student, there’s always something new to be learned every day! The monkeys in the story sure are persistent but their hard work didn’t pay off because they refused to listen, at least initially. 

Always listen to your elders, they know better!


Saturday, July 03, 2021

The Boulder and the Gold

There once was a king who decided to do a little experiment. He had a giant boulder put right in the middle of the street. He then hid near the boulder to see who, if anyone, would try to move it out of the way.

First, some wealthy merchants walked by. They walked around the boulder, complaining that the king hasn’t been maintaining the roads very well.

Next, a peasant walked by, heading home with his arms full of food for his family. When he noticed the boulder, he put his groceries down and attempted to move it out of everyone’s way. It took him a while to move it, but he eventually succeeded.

If you’re able to push through moments that are challenging, you may end up being much better off than you were before you started trying.

After the peasant gathered up his groceries to carry on home, he noticed a bag lying in the middle of the road, just where the boulder once was. He opened the bag to find that it was stuffed full of gold coins, along with a letter from the king saying that the bag’s gold was a reward for the peasant to keep because he had taken the time and energy to move the boulder out of the road for the convenience of others who would be travelling the road in the future.


The Moral:

The peasant in this story was taught by the king that every obstacle you face offers an opportunity to improve. If you’re able to push through moments that are challenging, you may end up being much better off than you were before you started trying.

There is also a lesson of personal responsibility. If you see a job ahead of you, don’t leave it for the next person to do. Rather, step up and get the job done to help the people who come after you. 

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Friday, July 02, 2021

It’s Never Too Late

 In the 1940s, there was a man who, at the age of 65, was living off of $99 social security checks in a small house, driving a beat-up car.

He decided it was time to make a change, so he thought about what he had to offer that other people may benefit from. His mind went to his fried chicken recipe, which his friends and family loved.

He left his home state of Kentucky and traveled throughout the country, trying to sell his recipe to restaurants. He even offered the recipe for free, asking for only a small chunk of the money that was earned.

However, most of the restaurants declined his offer. In fact, 1,009 restaurants said no.

But even after all of the rejections, he persisted. He believed in himself and his chicken recipe.

When he visited restaurant #1,010, he got a YES.

His name? Colonel Hartland Sanders.


The Moral:

There are a few lessons that you can take away from this story. First, it’s never too late in life to find success. In a society that often celebrates young, successful people, it’s easy to start to think you’re never going to be successful after a certain age. However, Colonel Sanders is an example that proves that argument wrong.

This story also demonstrates the power of persistence. You have to have confidence in yourself and believe in your work for other people to believe it also. Disregard anyone who tells you “no” and simply move on.

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Thursday, July 01, 2021

A Wise Man’s Jokes

A wise man once faced a group of people who were complaining about the same issues over and over again. One day, instead of listening to the complaints, he told them a joke and everyone cracked up laughing.

Then, the man repeated the joke. A few people smiled.



Finally, the man repeated the joke a third time–but no one reacted.

The man smiled and said, “You won’t laugh at the same joke more than once. So what are you getting from continuing to complain about the same problem?”

The Moral:

You’re not going to get anywhere if you keep complaining about the same problem but do nothing to fix it. Don’t waste your time complaining, expecting other people to continue to react to your complaints. Instead, take action to make a change.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Rocks, Pebbles, and Sand

A philosophy professor once stood up before his class with a large empty mayonnaise jar. He filled the jar to the top with large rocks and asked his students if the jar was full.

His students all agreed the jar was full.

He then added small pebbles to the jar, and gave the jar a bit of a shake so the pebbles could disperse themselves among the larger rocks. Then he asked again, “Is the jar full now?”

The students agreed that the jar was still full.

The professor then poured sand into the jar to fill up all the remaining empty space.

The students then agreed again that the jar was full.


The Metaphor:

In this story, the jar represents your life and the rocks, pebbles, and sand are the things that fill up your life. The rocks represent the most important projects and things you have going on, such as spending time with your family and maintaining proper health. This means that if the pebbles and the sand were lost, the jar would still be full and your life would still have meaning.

The pebbles represent the things in your life that matter, but that you could live without. The pebbles are certainly things that give your life meaning (such as your job, house, hobbies, and friendships), but they are not critical for you to have a meaningful life. These things often come and go, and are not permanent or essential to your overall well-being.

Finally, the sand represents the remaining filler things in your life, and material possessions. This could be small things such as watching television, browsing through your favorite social media site, or running errands. These things don't mean much to your life as a whole, and are likely only done to waste time or get small tasks accomplished.

The Moral:

The metaphor here is that if you start with putting sand into the jar, you will not have room for rocks or pebbles. This holds true with the things you let into your life. If you spend all of your time on the small and insignificant things, you will run out of room for the things that are actually important.

In order to have a more effective and efficient life, pay attention to the “rocks,” because they are critical to your long-term well-being.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Three Feet From Gold

During the gold rush, a man who had been mining in Colorado for several months quit his job, as he hadn’t struck gold yet and the work was becoming tiresome.  He sold his equipment to another man who resumed mining where it had been left off. The new miner was advised by his engineer that there was gold only three feet away from where the first miner stopped digging.

The engineer was right, which means the first miner was a mere three feet away from striking gold before he quit.



The Moral:

When things start to get hard, try to persevere through the adversity. Many people give up on following their dreams because the work becomes too difficult, tedious, or tiresome–but often, you’re closer to the finish line than you may think, and if you push just a little harder, you will succeed.


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Monday, June 28, 2021

The Obstacle In Our Path - leads to Opportunity

 In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. He then hid himself and watched to see if anyone would move the boulder out of the way. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it.

Many people loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none of them did anything about getting the stone out of the way.

A peasant then came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to push the stone out of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded.

After the peasant went back to pick up his vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been.

The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King explaining that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway.




Moral of the story:

Every obstacle we come across in life gives us an opportunity to improve our circumstances, and whilst the lazy complain, the others are creating opportunities through their kind hearts, generosity, and willingness to get things done.

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