Huawei Customer Service and Nexus 6P Repairs

My Nexus 6P Android phone suddenly stopped charging except in certain situations (very odd-I could use my wife’s 5X charger or my car charger, but not the 6P charger and the 6P charger worked fine on my wife’s 5X).

First disappointment in the process of getting all this fixed, was finding out that Huawei (pron “wah-way”) would require 2 weeks to fix it. I’d have to pack it up and send it in for repairs. No replacement phone. Fortunately I was able to work my own replacement since we have 4 phones in our household.

Second came when I finally got the phone back and, while it charges, it doesn’t “charge rapidly”, which is one of the great features it had out of the box. I could get several hours of charge in about 15 mins with this new rapid charging technology.

I’m so bummed about how long it takes to get through their repair/replace cycle. Hopefully they aren’t going to drag me through another two weeks (although it’s taking them 48 hours to get back to me after my call to them when I saw I still had a problem–so that doesn’t bode well).

Speed of service is the order of the day and a competitive advantage in this era we are in right now. At least that’s true in the USA for the most part.

Really hoping Huawei kicks their speed up a notch (and a “notch” = about 12 days in this case) and sorts this slow process out. They make a good phone–maybe even a great one. I’ve come to really love the 6P. But I can’t go two weeks (and now maybe over a month??) without a device upon which I rely so heavily to do my work.

We’ll see how they respond, when they do.


Hey HP, your “rewards” aren’t…

This is my so-called reward for using official HP ink in my printer.

Why bother? Is anyone actually buying into this?

I’d  expect more from a company like HP (but I’m starting to re-evaluate that opinion).

If you’re going to give someone a reward, make sure it’s a reward to them.  Otherwise, it’s probably better not to risk insulting their intelligence.

Offer when you use official HP ink.

Offer when you use official HP ink.




“Cashless Society” is a bad idea

The non-producing banking elite want us to get rid of cash.  Let’s not go down this road.  It’s the last bit of control we possess over what those sneaky bankers foist upon us.

If the banks violate their duties or our government goes even more nuts than it already is we can still, at this time, remove our cash from their vaults and put it under a mattress or in a hole in the ground.

If we agree to let them take away cash, we lose that point of control and are now completely at their whim.

Even assuming just 15% of the total amount of cash on the accounts would be withdrawn, this would result in a total cash outflow of $45B, and it’s unlikely the banking system would be able to handle this without having to deal with severe consequences. And we don’t even dare to imagine what would happen if 25% would be withdrawn. Or 40%. The snowball-effect would be huge and devastating, resulting in a deteriorating capital position of almost any bank in the Eurozone as they are all intertwined anyway.What does this have to do with the recent ‘test balloons’ to bring up the subject of a cashless society? From the (central) banks’ perspective it would be very smart to first push forward to realize a cashless society to close that escape route for the Europeans. If you can’t withdraw any cash, then everybody will be trapped in the system of a negative interest rate and there will be no way to escape it.

via Why The ‘Cashless Society’ Has Become The New Wet Dream Of Governments And Central Bankers | Zero Hedge.


Top five most rewarding actions in life

5. Build a successful business
4. Make a lifelong friend
3. Create a lasting marriage
2. Parenting
1. Finding that one rogue hair that keeps
tickling the back of your arm/leg


Mainstream Media Has Got To Go

image source: William DeBurgh

image source: William DeBurgh

The lies and propaganda coming out of mainstream media and news outlets funded by guys like George Soros and his ilk have become just too much to bear.

It’s sickening and frankly a little overwhelming so I do my best to ignore it by listening to podcasts of my choosing–like Jason Stapleton and Tom Woods and other positive idea leaders.

Those podcasts have replaced my mainstream media outlets entirely.

But we could use many more like Jason and Tom.

Also, those two in particular tend more toward commentary on recent events; and education in fundamental ideas related to personal liberty and economics, rather than breaking actual news themselves. It’s just not their thing.

There is still a massive gap in the “real news”department–and by news I’m referring to actual investigative journalism.

I’m talking about seasoned investigative vets who go for the throat to get at the truth–the kind of truth that leads to doing something to improve a situation, not just overwhelm everyone with how terrifying the world is–while at the same time participating (knowingly or unknowingly) in what are essentially false flag events to “prove it”.

This is about a people-only supported team of ace reporters, working for people like you and me, not the Kochs or Soroses of the world, or some corporation with an agenda.

If this tickles your fancy, how about we all do something about it?

Here’s a kickstarter campaign for a new people-funded news organization called Newsbud, founded by FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds (some other posts in the group here–she was just on Tom Woods…GREAT interview).

I also recommend listening to her interview with Tom Woods.It’s abut 40 mins but in the last 15 or so she hits on this project.

(But do yourself a favor and listen to that whole Tom Woods interview over some beverage of your choosing. It’s a real breath of fresh air in the news department and will give you a taste of the kinds of things on which she and her Newsbud team would report. Frankly, it will likely blow your mind when you hear about the CIA funded guy who runs the largest charter school in the USA.)

This is what mainstream media should be about.

Let’s help make it a reality.

=> Go here to help now


No excuses

Look at this world we live in right now. Just look at it!

First, every piece of information we need regarding just about anything is available in about 3 seconds. Experiences, opinions, facts…all of it!

Next, we can share our own of the same at the speed of light, across the globe.

A product can not only be purchased and delivered to your dour in a single day (Amazon Prime) but you can be the one selling it!

Not happy with your life? Dedicate yourself for about 10,000 hours (a mere 5 years full time) in any new direction you choose and you could be a complete pro (says Malcolm Gladwell in his book Outliers).

Will it be easy? Probably not. You might have to trade TV or bar time or even some family time for rolling up your sleeves and digging into some new subject.

It might even cause some discomfort.

But that’s no excuse.

Now is the time to get what you really want in life.


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Here is a very effective way to sweeten your mouth and protect your teeth and gums. And it costs almost nothing!

I’ve been doing this steadily for only a week and it’s quite effective.

Keep in mind that tooth paste has little or no actual disinfectant in it. All the brands are that way. They are mostly abrasive.

This solution takes care of that deficiency and, as a result, leaves your mouth feeling and tasting much healthier.

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Trump Against Humanity

In keeping with my last post, here’s more likely proof that people are sick and bloody tired of being PC (politically correct) all the time:

The most politically incorrect card game possibly ever created is wildly popular. I mean it’s just off the charts!

Is it any coincidence that the most politically incorrect US Presidential candidate of all time is also so popular?

I think not.


Article: Donald Trump has exposed the weak underbelly of the Global Elite

Couldn’t agree more with the idea that most of us are sick and tired of being politically correct all the time and thus Trump’s broad appeal.

It’s like we’re surround by  a bunch of entitled, whiny 5-year olds who are offended by so much as a glance in their direction. … 


Initiative and The Message To Garcia

As a little side project at work, I decided to get Elbert Hubbard’s Message to Garcia distributed to about 25 key management positions in our company.

If you don’t already know, Hubbard wrote this short essay on initiative in a single hour back in 1899 and it was so powerful as to be reprinted to the tune of 47 million copies! …