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Monday, July 27, 2009

Is 7-Eleven HipHops' New Vitamin Water


July 27, 2009


Dear HipHop Fam. I could not let this opportunity pass by without sharing it with you all. Could 7-Eleven be the next Vitamin Water and make you rich? Well, it could be a start.
Those who know me personally know that I love to broker sweet real estate and loan deals for my friends as a hobby. So when I saw that 7-Elevens' plans to add 600 stores over the next seven years to its franchise...let's just say I saw dollar signs and tons of opportunity.

We all know 50 cent brokered a sweet deal with Vitamin Water that netted him a cool chunk of change. So I began to wonder: is 7-Eleven one of the next big wave hitting commerical real estate, especially while there are so many deals out there? Is the Tokyo-based Seven & I Holdings Co. using California as its test market? And if it succeed, then will they move to different parts of the US, swallowing up real estate like Wal-Mart? The wheels are turning and the dollar signs are adding up.
You do the math.

A few years back some friends and I inquired about starting up a 7-Eleven in San Diego. The start up costs for the area were roughly $50K, which does not include the staff of seven to ten people, stocking the shelves and of course the real estate. So at that time, it was about $1 to $2 million to start. But now with commerical real estate tanking over the last three years and landlords are begging for credible tenants, that drastically lowers the price and opens the doors for some really cheap and creative financing.

So if you're willing to work long hours or go into business with someone (as there are no absentee owners allowed) and front the start up cash, you can buy into a $43 billion, 7-Eleven franchise that's only growing in this recession! This just might be your ticket out of the recession.
Stay tuned...

It's just Mia. Enjoy your day! Namaste.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Karma Hits British Bonnie & Clyde Couple


Couple Steals Luxury Boat Only to Die of Starvation On It


July 24, 2009


I would have filed this under my Funny Fridays' section, but because lives were lost...I didn't. So you be the judge; but it definitely should make one of those dumbest criminal ever shows or something. Now tell me if this isn't the best case of karma. A British couple nicknamed "Bonnie & Clyde" goes on a stealing spree, get caught, goes to jail only to jump bail and steal a 33ft. luxury yacht...THAT NEITHER OF THEM KNOWS HOW TO WORK!!


After four weeks of living "la vida loca" of champagne and cocaine filled nights, Peter Clarke and Sharon Arthurs-Chegini realized they were running out of food and water but didn't make the connection to get help or figured they'd get caught doing it... or something in their drunken-coke filled hazy obviously just didn't click. So death made more sense than risking getting a drive-up cocktail and shrimp platter? WTF? Seriously, ya'll! Am I the only one that sees this? You mean to tell me that on a luxury yacht they didn't even think to do the most basic thing and catch freaking fish and cook it!?! There are plenty of locations where you can just drive up, get what you need and pull off all while enjoying the ocean and never leaving your boat!!! I've done it. Come on!


But I should file this under God can take care of things a lot faster than man...thus karma.

Well how does this relate to HipHop? I see a lot of folks in the industry flossing things they don't have or have and don't know how to use. Before ya get rich-or do something stupid to look rich-ya might want to know what ya doing!!! Not everybody can be "Bonnie & Clyde" or 50 cents for that matter!

It's just Mia and I thought'd make ya laugh and think! If you're gonna do something stupid like steal, at least don't let it kill you...how in the heck are you even enjoy it? DUH?!? Think before you act and be ya-self!!!


Namaste.

Cancer Warning Labels on Hot Dogs?


FUNNY FRIDAYS: Is the Vegan Nonprofit Cancer Project Wasting Our Time?


July 24, 2009


I just found an interesting class-action lawsuit filed two days ago by the president Neal Barnard of the (Vegan) Nonprofit Cancer Project, against the following companies: Nathaniel's Famous Inc., Kraft's Food Inc.-owner of Oscar Mayer, Sara Lee Corp, Marathon Enterprises Inc., and ConAgra Foods Inc-owner of Hebrew National. The lawsuit claims that like the labels on tobacco products warning of the links to lung cancer, he argues that "processed meats are linked to colon cancer...and customers deserve the same information" and wants the labels to read, "Warning: Consuming hot dogs and other processed meats increases the risk of cancer."

Not that hot dogs are all that healthy, but this sounds a bit fishy...a Vegan company suing the heavy hitters in the meat industry? OK and Americans spent some $3.4 billion last year buying hot dogs and sausages in the U.S. markets alone. Aren't we in a recession and food, period, is a solution for some who now go without because of whatever reason? Did you catch its name: it is a "nonprofit" agency! But somebody's money somewhere is being spent to fuel this lawsuit. Couldn't this money be used to fuel jobs that will feed, house and take care of people who are looking for just a hot dog to eat?
What are your thoughts? Should agencies like the (Vegan) Nonprofit Cancer Project, P.E.T.A. and others be allowed to waste resources while "calling-out" others who they accuse of doing the same?
It's just Mia and I'm curious.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

HipHops' "Peculiar Institution"


HipHops' "Peculiar Institution" That Doesn't Honor Kenneth Stampps' Passing

July 21, 2009

On July 10, 2009 we lost another great Civil Rights leader and historian, Kenneth Stampp. The author of "The Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South," a book - one of it's kind in 1956 because it was written by a white academic - who successfully challenged the paternalistic views of slavery that had prevailed for the previous 100 years. Such stereotypes as the smiling-happy mammy, faithful Uncle Tom, and the benevolent plantation masters, just to name a few.
He changed the way slaves were viewed and discussed in books. He showed that slavery was in fact the "most profound and vexatious social problem" in America. This book coupled with the social climate of America in the late 1950s, forced into America's classroom the removal of the happy-go-luck lies taught of the docile slaves and loving masters. It challenged fantasies of rosy painted and lily-faced whites being tended to by their loving and caring black help. Something African-Americans historians, like W.E.B. DuBois and Eric Foner, had challenged countless times before: the effects of slavery and racism cannot be ignored and how "his-story," if not challenged, can rewrite and destroy the accurate accounts of history.
Stampps' legacy is further honored by his esteemed understudy, Pulitzer Prize winner and historian, Leon Litwack who said in his conclusion of Stampp that "the voices of slaves could no longer be denied." In 1965, Stampp also participated in the civil rights marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King and shortly afterwards he wrote "The Era of Reconstruction, 1865 - 1877." In which the focus was on the "Radical Republicans" and their efforts to keep African-Americans from joining American politics during the Reconstruction Period that followed the Civil War.
Both books I have had the pleasure of reading while studying at the University of California, Santa Barbara and San Diego State University. And I recommend other recent works of his that are not limited to but include, "The Imperiled Union" (1980) and "American in 1857: A Nation on the Brink," (1990).
So to me, Stampps' legacy is worth much more to our renege movement we call HipHop and deserves an honorable mentioning to say the least. In that it takes people like Stampp who gave us a voice to challenge what American says about HipHop and how its being enjoyed today. HipHop is not all about sex, guns, and money. It is also about the plight of people, their growing pains and life struggles to be perceived as just human. Just as a people...with a voice that deserves to be heard no matter what color, young or old.
Go to your library and pick up a book. I mean an old, stinky book that is out of print. Take an interest in your history, in yourself. In order to know where you're going you need to know where you've been. Know ya history! Knowledge is power, but with applied knowledge you have unlimited power!
Namaste.

Friday, July 17, 2009

AMBER ALERT FOR ASHLEY FLORES

Staff Sergent Rick Williams
Rolla Police Department
1007 N. Elm St.
Rolla, MO
65401

(573) 364-1213
fax (573) 364-6346

13 year-old Ashyley Florez is missing. If anyone has seen here please call the Sergent or email the mother at HelpFindAshleyFlores@yahoo.com. Repost are appreciated. Cut, copy then paste to forward as an email, too. Many children have been found thanks to the internet, it's never too late!!

Your Vote Is Needed? Max Mueller & Free Gun Give Away With Truck Buy


















Max Mueller & Free Gun Give Away with Truck Buy: Is He Who's Hot? Or Who's Not?

July 17, 2009

The owner of Max Motors, Max Mueller, had remarkable success when he choose to offer free AK-47s last year with the purchase of a truck. He sold an additional "35" trucks when offered last year. So this year he wants to increase that to 100.

He goes on to say that a good one would cost "around $400 to $500" when prompted by the interviewer. Yet when I heard "A Playstation Cost} More Than a Choppa" by ARapperNamedBilal, it made me do a little more digging to verify that if in fact a Playstation does cost more than an AK-47 or choppa. I found that a AK-47 can be purchased for as little as $200!!!

So please let me know your thoughts on whether handing out free gun vouchers is a smart business tactic or what? Do Max Mueller's advertising techniques make him Who's Hot? or Who's Not!


It's just Mia and I want your thoughts...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

WHAT DOES HIPHOP MEAN TO YOU

July 16, 2009

Dear HIPHOP Fam,

Please take the time to answer the below questions using comments or the Cbox found on the page. Thanks in advance for your help and support.

  1. When was HipHop born?
  2. Do you remember the first HipHop song you heard? How did it make you feel?
  3. What are your 3 favorite HipHop songs and why?
  4. Who is your favorite artist and why?
  5. Who is your least favorite artist and why?
  6. Do you think HipHop has a purpose and what?
  7. Are you influenced by HipHop and why?
  8. If you are a Rapper what do you rap about?
  9. If you can't rap but would if you could, what would you rap about?
  10. Do you think Rap and HipHop are the same and why?
  11. What, if any, would you change about HipHop?
  12. Do you think HipHop is used positively or negatively, and why?
  13. Why are most HipHop videos filled with stunting, sexism and violence?
  14. Why do kids of all ages like HipHop?
  15. Why is HipHop used to advertise a wide variety of commodities worldwide?
  16. Do you know that HipHop is a global industry and why?
  17. Do you think HipHop is under attack, why not or why?
  18. How long do you think HipHop will be around?
  19. How often to you think about HipHop?
  20. Why is it more difficult for conscious rappers to cross over?
  21. Why did you take out time to complete the survey?

Peace, Blessings & Prosperity

mia

WHO'S HOT? MJ's Record Sells Top 9 million & Counting

July 16, 2009

Two days ago, I reported that MJ was the undisputed king of the digital download and he keeps proving me right! The L.A. Times just broke the news that his record sells have hit 9 million worldwide and don't show any sign of slowing down!!! Nielsen SoundScan reported he sold just a meagerly 1.1 million in just this past week alone!

So, I am issuing another challenge: To all music artist, try and top MJ's record.

Do we have any takers?

Still waiting, Mia.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

WHO'S NOT! Health Insurers CAN DENY Premiums to Donors

WHO'S NOT: Health Insurers CAN DENY Premiums to Donors
Why: We Need Encouragement for Acts of Kindness, Not Punishment

July 15, 2009

Did anyone see the article in the L.A. Times, "Organ Donors Run Risk of Being Denied Health Coverage." WTF? You mean I can actually be DENIED health coverage if I donate a kidney to my mom or sister? Yes. Your act of compassion can be perceived as a "preexisting condition" resulting in "higher premiums or denial." Just ask Patricia Abdullah who donated a kidney to an acquaintance a few years back, lost her job and is now seeking individual health insurance but keeps getting denied for this very reason.

Consumers are simply not informed. Instead of specifying exactly how the donation would affect the policy, Health insurers are just silent on the issue. They are cautiously quiet as to not be perceived as an obstacle to organ donation, but HELLO! how many of us can donate an organ and receive the proper follow up care without insurance? Why should the act of giving life leave the donors' life hanging in the balance? Isn't the procedure risky enough for all involved? At the very least, wouldn't this be prudent information to make an informed decision on health coverage for your family?

The article goes on to list good rewards one should receive for donating an organ, that are all an agreeable start. Yet, "At the very least, law makers should require that insurers notify policyholders that donating an organ could result in higher rates or at least a reduced coverage." Yeah, at the very least...

Please give me your thoughts on the issue. And of course, if you are a donor check out the policy you currently hold.

Peace, Blessings & Prosperity,

Mia

miawhwn@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

WHO'S HOT? MJ's the KING of DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

WHO'S HOT? Michael Jackson
WHY: For Those Still Questioning He is the Undisputed King of Pop, Just See his Digital Download!

We all lost an icon on June 25, 2009. I remember the phone call from a friend BEFORE the public announcement. I was in shock. I cried. How could he play such a cruel joke. But he didn't know, like many of us , I hid a secret. We all are and were "in-the-closet" Michael Jackson fans, period. As children, we ran to his music as an escape. As adults we loved it but held it close to our hearts for fear of ridicule from others. Now we just don't give a DAMN! We are saying it Loud and Proud: WE LOVE YOU MICHAEL JACKSON! AND YOU WILL BE MISSED!

What we gained in his passing was honesty without selves and the world. We were forced to recognize something remarkable in the love we shared for MJ. We saw that all he ever wanted to do was to "Heal the World" through music. Arguably, he has...we're just still realizing it. He is and was a remarkable individual.

So Michael Jackson is WHO'S HOT! Because unlike Camllionaire, Wayne's "The Carter III," Beyonce, Jay-Z or anyone else who blasted out of the digital gates, no one can touch his numbers not past or present, not living or dead. Like his life, many doubted his abilities and questioned his motives. All while sampling his music, dances and styles. Who can top that even at his death he was waging a comeback tour that many doubted and questioned only to die and completely dominate the world?

He reigns as the King of Pop! Period. He is the ONLY individual to sell 2.5 million digital downloads in the first few days of his passing. Before this, no one had 1 million digital sells in one week. Now he's doing it in record sells, too. Once the shelves were restocked at retail stores, he sold some 800,000 in the first week of his passing! And the numbers keep climbing.

Not Elvis Presley! Not Tony Bennet! Not Barry Manilow! Not Barbra Streisand! Not Camillionaire! Not Lil Wayne! Not Jay-Z! Not Beyonce!

NO ONE has ever done this!

So if anyone who took a small shutter, or a deep breathe when asked, "Are you a Michael Jackson fan?" and"Why?" "Tell'em that it's human nature" and hell, step back and then just let the numbers speak for themselves. MJ broke records with Thriller some 25 years ago, now let's see if any artist can dare to step up to his challenge!


Now That's Who's BAD! & Who's Hot!
Peace, Blessings, & Prosperity

mia

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