Government’s Job Is to Regulate Business and Manage Money Supply and Save Planet

Our Federal and State Governments keep growing and seem to be involved in all aspect of human life on Earth, often to the point of absurdity. Most people actually believe that expansion of the government makes a more safe and stable economy, environment, and society – but that is a fallacy. Our government seems to want to rule the world, save the planet, and control everything, heck, you’d think we were living in Communist China these days.

Government may be in charge of regulation and advising FED on money supply, but as we can see it does neither very well. Our government, under this administration, has used its power to attack one part of the energy sector over another, based on bad science, calling CO2 evil and causing planetary warming – and the managing of money supply OMG, let’s not kid ourselves, they’ve done a lousy job. Yes, I could run the FED better, so I feel it fair to state the case for free-market economics herein.

Proponents of big government say that government can lead us into a cleaner energy future. Okay, maybe our government can fund innovative efforts, I get all the DOE alerts for energy research, I realize the value of those subsidies, what I oppose is the venture funding by the government – they just give it to insiders like relatives of Pelosi (Solyndra) or son-in-laws of Harry Reid (Solar Project in Laughlin, NV – discount on BLM land, failed, sold to the Chinese – when the casinos had offered 3-times for that property in the past).

Sorry, I have knowledge on this topic – I don’t buy the BS line that we are ONLY funding research in this space, we have spent big on big projects to directly compete against an existing and working energy sector, which comes in at lower cost and ROI, even with upgrades to smokestacks and environmental controls. It was a BS move and part of the big government stimulus, and sure your socialist guru economist Paul Krugman says this is the “The Way”, but it’s not. What a waste in promise of lower energy costs, 6 million jobs and economic recovery. Government should not pick winners and losers

Face facts, this has been the slowest recovery (length of time) of an economic downturn. The job creation is piss-poor and the labor statistics are false. I am uncertain the FED should be compared to any other “nation” or group of nations (ECB for instance) but giving it a free hall pass is unwise. The US Treasury under Obama has been a disaster for sure (increased debt) with little to show for it (infrastructure, education, health care, military, legacy costs, shall I continue).

This concept that: if the negotiation leaves everyone unhappy it is probably fair is BS, akin to taking away everyone’s personal freedom for the whole and no individual is happy = a good country to live in? The 0% interest rates do not concern me as much as other issues, and the FED could right now raise it every quarter for 1/8th for 4-years and this economy wouldn’t notice, question is why bother. Think on this.

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Selection of Job or Business in Astrology

Determining the nature of your profession or the sources of income is a very tough task for any astrologer. Selection of profession between job and business is very important decision of life. There are many astrological factors which need to be considered.Astrological readings can also suggest whether you can enjoy smooth success in your job or business ventures.

Ascendant: whatever is the field education, marriage or profession the strength of ascendant and its lord play very important role.

10th house/lord: 10th house and its lord from ascendant/Moon sign/Sun signs are pivots for determine the profession and business. Authority, power advancement and ambitions, business affairs in general, one’s rank, social status and profession of a person, name, fame foreign land, sources of livelihood self respect and self control are indicated by 10th house.

3rd house/lord: indicates courage and initiative for professional life, risk and speculation taken in life. Sometimes it indicates over confidence of the native.

5th house/lord:represents knowledge, education, intuition and intelligence of a person. Besides high position it indicates risk and speculations taken in professional life.

6th house/lord: indicates loans from bank or financial institutes, funds rising and the employees working under the native.

7th house/lord:represents professional relationships and business partnerships, independent skilled professions.

9th house/lord: this is house of luck or fortune of the native; it also indicates distribution or circulation of money, dignity of a person, foreign travels, and government favors.

11th house/lord: this is house of gain and income in one’s life.

Planetary transition: the nature of the profession also depends on the planetary period of major periods /sub period of a horoscope. The Dasha/Antradasha of the native forces him for change in profession in a very drastic and dramatic way. Through the strong and favorable Dasha/Antradasha, even a weak and ill placed planet can bless the native with success in profession and career.

Job/business influencing astrological factors:


If lord/sign or planets placed in 10th house are strong, indicates surety of service.
If number of fixed signs planets are more than number of planets in common or movable signs in a horoscope the native will chose the profession which demands patience, peace, tolerance and stability like Government jobs, medical profession or in achieves.
If the planets of common signs are more than the planets of fixed and movable signs in a horoscope the native will have different sources of income like as a teacher he can chose property dealing or as a profession he may own his own consultancy firms, tuition centers etc.
Lord/sign of 10th house are weaker in strength than the lord /sign of 7th house, profession of advocate, doctor, and professors are indicated.
If lords /signs of 10th and 7th houses are equally strong indicates the native will have individual business along with his own service. Like a doctor doing private practice along with his own service or the person will start his own business after retiring from the job.
If the lord of 10th house is strong but placed in 6th/8th/12th house or of medium strength the person will work in an autonomous institutes or private sector.
Sun/Mars/Saturn favorably influencing the 10th house, and lord of 10th house is in a strong position indicates profession of doctor.
Lords of 3rd/6th/10 and Jupiter are strong indicates profession of advocate.
Moon and Mercury influencing 10th house indicates writer or journalisms as profession.
Strong mercury and Jupiter influencing 10th house denotes writer or poets.
Moon and Jupiter aspecting 10th house indicates gazette officer rank job.
Moon placed in 10th and Jupiter posited in 5th house indicates very highly ranked position.
Lord of 11th placed in 10th house or their lords exchanges signs/houses indicates very good administrator.
Lord of ascendant and 10th placed together or lord of ascendant and 10th house is a same planet the person will work excellent work from his own hard earned money.
Jupiter as lord of 10th placed in trine indicates highly acclaimed position of the native.
Sun placed in 10th house from ascendant/Moon or lord of 10 is posited in the Navamansa of Sun indicates appreciation from government but if Sun is debilitated/ malefic/ill placed indicates unscrplous means of earning.
Lord of 10th is Mars or lord of 10th posited in the Navamansa of Mars indicates police, army, and wrestling as profession.
Mercury is the lord of 10th house or the lord of 10th goes in the Navamansa of Mercury indicates service in banking, writing, education, astrology art and crafting.
Mercury in ascendant and Jupiter in 9th house indicate government services.
Lord of ascendant placed in quadrant and aspected by lords of 2nd/5th indicates government job.
Sun having favorable aspects of Saturn indicates government job, manager authority and high authorities power of a person.


Lords/signs of 4th and 7th houses are weak but lord/sign of 7th house are very strong indicates sound business abilities of the native.
If numbers of planets in movable signs are more than the number of planets in fixed or common sign in a horoscope indicates the best qualities the native will have as a businessman like he will have initiative and capacity to make decisions, intelligent, alert and will possess the quality of leadership
If any or all planets like Mercury, Jupiter and Venus placed in quadrant to Moon indicates independent venture.
Mercury, Jupiter and Venus and Moon are placed in 2nd/12th from each other indicates independent or self ventures.
Jupiter is placed in 3rd house and Venus is placed in 11th house from Moon indicates the native will start his own business.
Lords of 2nd and 11th exchanges houses indicates very good business abilities.
Mercury related to 10th house indicates, business skills.Malefic influence over 10th house indicates laziness of the native.
All the planets placed in quadrant indicate money earned from agriculture.
If 7 planets posited in ascendant and 7th house, indicates business of transportation, wood, cartwheel etc.
If any malefic planet placed in quadrant having no benefic influences and Jupiter posited in 8th house indicates excellence of business in meat, poultry and fisheries.

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Quitting Your Day Job for a Home Based Business

All over the world, millions of people are increasingly depending on the Internet for making money. Many use this facility for making some extra money during their free hours, working as freelancers, while retaining their formal job. Likewise, stay at home moms, while taking care of the kids, can supplement the family income by doing some simple online work, like writing and data entry. Unemployed people can make good use of the Internet to take care of their personal expenses. There is an endless list of people who can exploit this medium and make a living.

But the point that needs serious consideration is if you should quit your day job to work as a fulltime freelancer. Is it worthwhile to devote all your time to online work and not to have any office job? Many freelancers may be facing this dilemma. The answer to such questions depends upon the individual’s circumstances, which vary from person to person.

Choosing to be a fulltime online worker may be among the best decisions that a professional can take. The advantages are many. You can plan your time and work within that. Your earnings are directly proportional to the time and effort you are willing to invest. Moreover, you won’t have a boss to report to, and that takes away the fear of losing your job. You are your own boss. You won’t have the compulsion of getting up early in the morning and commute to the workplace. You feel more independent. However, this independence may be short-lived if you fail to manage your time and resources.

There are quite a few things needing your consideration before you decide to be a fulltime freelancer. Yes, it’s good to be optimistic, but it’s wiser to be realistic. Despite the advantages it offers, the Internet is polluted with scams. You may find many websites promising to make you a millionaire in a short time. Many people get carried away by such offers and get robbed of their efforts and time. Nobody is going to pay you online unless you are dedicated to your work. You also need to consider your skills and your field of specialization. Every profession doesn’t allow you to make sufficient money online for a decent living. How can a civil engineer earn enough money working as a fulltime online freelancer? Perhaps he could start a blog, but how will he draw traffic to his site that will help him make money?

It won’t be a very wise decision to give up your day job for online work without having tested the waters. Before you get into that, you must try some part-time jobs as a freelancer. You can work after your office hours and maybe on the weekends too, and keep track of your earnings while retaining your formal job. Once you start earning reasonably good money through an online job, whether it’s as a freelance writer, designer, a virtual assistance or any job for that matter, you may resign your present job. Don’t severe your relationship with your employer and make him understand, as you may need that job in the not so distant future!

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Balancing Your Day Job With Your Small Business

For some people, owning a business is a full-time job in which more than 40 hours are devoted towards running it. For others, running a small business is something that is done as a side job on weekends or during weeknights. For those in the latter, balancing the two jobs is never an easy task. This article will present some insight as to how you can be successful at both through proper time management and understanding of priorities.

#1: Make A List Of Things You Need To Do For Your Business During Any Downtime During Work

During the day, your day job should be your number one priority, but you will always have some downtime. It’s important to make good use of this time to think about your business and what tasks have to be done. This list should be written but if that is not possible, make sure you keep the list in your head. Making a list will help you prioritize which tasks are the most important and which can be put off for later if time is an issue.

Learning to prioritize responsibilities for your business is key to its success. If you understand which tasks are most important, you can focus the limited time you have on accomplishing those tasks.

#2: Be Ready To Spend A Lot Of Time To Make Your Small Business Work, But Make Time For Yourself As Well

A small business requires a significant time commitment in order to be successful. The amount of time varies between businesses, but you can expect to spend at least 16 hours each week to make the business successful. What will make this challenging is that you don’t have as much free time to work with so you will need to plan carefully. You will also have to deal with possible burnout since you are working hours on top of your day job. This leads to the second part of this point and that is making time for yourself.

A small business requires a significant time commitment but you also need to make time for yourself. While you are required to devote time to the business, you are also required to take care of yourself and make sure you have the mental and physical stamina to work in an effective state. This might involve taking some time away from the business if it is possible or just spending a few hours each week doing what you love. The important thing is to give yourself time so that you don’t wear yourself out.

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How Your Lawn Care Business Should Estimate Mowing Jobs

When you are first starting your lawn care business, how do you find how much you should charge to mow a lawn? This is a question that was recently asked to us on the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum. Here are a few ideas.

First off, if you haven’t done so, log onto the lawn care business forum and post your question along with your region. There is a good chance another lawn care business owner in the area can give you the going rate. You may also want to ask yourself, do you have any friends in the business? If so, ask them what they charge per lawn.

Another response that was posted was to contact a few local lawn care businesses in your area and get an estimate from them to service your lawn. If you don’t have a lawn then ask a friend to get a few estimates to service their lawn. When you have three estimates, you will have a good idea how much to charge. You will know the price, plus you can find the square footage size of your lawn and you can divide that out to figure how much to charge per square ft. This should give you a ballpark idea. Keep in mind, the expenses you have to run your lawn care business can drastically differ from another lawn care business owner’s expenses, so know your expenses.

The next question you may be wondering is should you charge by the square foot or man hour?

Kurt Chance said “The first thing you always want to do, when giving an estimate, is actually walk the property and don’t be in a rush to get in and out. I did this once and when I got there I was in for a surprise. I didn’t know there were four ditches in the front lot that would need to be manually trimmed and gone around while mowing. Luckily for me it still took the estimated time that I figured and my price still worked out to what I wanted.”

If you are a new lawn care business owner, you may want to charge based on man hour. Author Joel LaRusic of suggests “you want to quote quality, not time. In other words it’s better to say “I’ll perform these set of services, to your satisfaction, for $50” than to say “I’ll spend an hour at your house for $50.” Of course, you can use your hourly rate to base your price on but you don’t need to pass those pricing details on to the customer. You don’t want the customer watching the clock and as you get better at your job and shave a few minutes off of it, that should be to your advantage.”

Kurt explained further “What I do when estimating large properties is I figure out how long it’s going to take me. Break it down into smaller sections if I have to. Then I figure my hourly rate or what I want to make from the property and put a price together from that. A lot of times commercial properties are going to be broken up into a few mowing areas, I find it easier to just figure out the time it will take for each and then figure out the total time plus drive time.”

Another more advanced method is to charge per square foot based on formulas. Using formulas requires a little more experience, because it is important your formulas are accurate. Remember, your quote will only be as accurate as your formulas. However, if you are confident with your pricing you can create formulas like:

Cost per 1000 square feet to cut lawn.

Cost per 1000 square feet to fertilize lawn.

Cost per linear square foot to trim a hedge.

How do you create your own formula? You will need a measuring wheel or surveyors wheel to walk the property and figure out the square footage. Joel said “many jobs, such as fertilizers and over seeding, are quoted per 1000 square feet.” As you are in business longer, you will have a better understanding of your operating costs, that is, how much it costs you to operate your business per hour. You will know how long it takes to cut a 1000 square feet of lawn and you will know the profit margin you want to shoot for. From there, figuring out your formula is as simple as taking your overhead expenses adding your profit margin and this will give you your cost to mow 1000 square feet of grass.

Do you get the idea? You’ll have to measure everything accurately but once you get some good formulas the job of estimating lawns gets pretty easy. Of course, you may need to make adjustments (the cost to cut a heavy slope would be more than a flat lawn) so you will have to use your judgment.

Which pricing method is better for your business? If you are just starting out, it’s easier to charge based on the hour. As you grow you will want to create formulas to help you more accurately bid on properties regardless of their size. Estimating lawns by the square foot gets more important as you mow larger properties. It allows your bids to keep a steady profit margin regardless of property size. Many new lawn care business owners tend to price small properties at a reasonable profit margin but barely break even or even lose money on larger properties. This happens because they underestimate the amount of time it takes to mow a property and as they service larger properties, their mistake get magnified. Accurately bidding on properties that allows you to consistently hit your desired profit margin is a big key to success. Many growing lawn care companies go out of business because they lose money on mowing large accounts and never even realize it. Don’t let this happen to you.

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