Want To Start A Big Rumor

I ran across this item today in the comments to a news item. You gotta email, share or retweet this… could be the beginning of the next viral Internet revolution of over 50s.

From ViewPoint News:

The Council On Economic Common Sense, a Main Street think tank, issued a brief press release earlier today highlighting recommendations it said it has submitted to the Obama Administration for review and implementation. The CECS said it is convinced the economy would make a full recovery within thirty days after complete implementation of its recommendations. Thus far, the Obama Administration has refused to say if it has reviewed or even received anything from the CECS.

The following is summary of the economic actions the CECS is recommending;

There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force. Pay them $1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:

1) They MUST retire. Forty million job openings – Unemployment fixed.

2) They MUST buy a new American CAR. Forty million cars ordered – Auto Industry fixed.

3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage – Housing Crisis fixed.

Could it really be this easy? Would these recommendations, if implemented, provide the rapid and enduring economic recovery America is desperate for? Would the banksters and Wall Street permit the Congress to act decisively and in the best interest of Main Street?

Stay tuned to Viewpoint News for updates to this developing story.

In my fervent quest for knowledge, I search "Council On Economic Common Sense" to learn more!





Isn’t Internet comedy a hoot. On another note, I would like to introduce you to Google Scholar.

Google Scholar


Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.”

Paying It Forward With WordPress MU

If you arrived here from pumprecord.com, you are at the right place. Please read on. Several months ago, WordPress MU, most famous for being the power behind wordpress.com and a host of other premium websites on the web, became my software choice for a multi user, multi site product offering designed for me to give back something to an industry that I grew up in.


I love the WordPress “Freemium” model used to capture an amazingly large user base at wordpress.com, so much so that I used the model for pumprecord.com, a multi user site devoted to offering free web space to owners and managers of concrete pumping equipment. The intention was to provide a mechanism to store documents

My value proposition although simple and clearly stated on the main page of the site, apparently was no match for the current state of the construction industry in the US and other parts of the world.

“pumprecord.com makes insurance, sales and equipment records easily available to your present and future customers by providing a Secure Documents Site, where your customers can download your documents. Not only is our service free, but you also control the look, feel, location and security of your unique site. If you were to add secure document sharing to your own website, you would spend thousands of dollars on new website development and increased hosting charges.

My motivation for building the enterprise was to promote safety and transparency in the concrete pumping industry. I was hopeful to gain enough advertising income to cover the investment of time and resources into the project. However, I had no illusions about the difficulty of obtaining advertisers.

I’m thankful for the the support of  Todd Bullis, the pioneer of the “webification” of concrete pumping, who graciously offered to provide some exposure for pumprecord.com early on. To be fair, there was quite a bit of interest, primarily from the UK and Australia; but, I did not anticipate the terrible toll that the economic crisis was and still is taking on the very people that might use pumprecord.com

So, I’m reallocating my resources. However, if you found your way here from pumprecord.com. please know that the offer still stands. I am interested in helping out anyone that wants to make their records available online to their customers and potential customers, without charge. Just contact me and we can talk.

If you are considering a similar endeavor, look no further than WordPress MU. It operated flawlessly. I would not hesitate to use WordPress MU in my next multi site project. And now a screenshot for old times sake.