Tuesday, July 3, 2018


How to use Amazon Mechanical Turk

  • Tuesday, July 3, 2018
  • Mark Laechel
  • So you are home and broke and dont know what to do or what you can do for some extra money. You look on Youtube and see scam after scam on how to make money. Some seem legit, but will they really work? Will it work buying some stuff on Alibaba and selling it on ebay? Will Amazon Fufillment work? Man, that looks like a long and complicated process to sign up on those sights.
    There are guys on YouTube that show you how to make money on apps. Hmmm. Watching previews for 10 cents a shot? Or spinning the wheel on Qricket? The only thing that those apps and sights do is make their owner rich. Maybe you can play Lucktastic? Chances are you will just provide the eyeballs Lucktastic needs to charge for their advertisers...and you wont win anything.
    It really comes down to your time and money. Want to get busy at something that is authentic and that will pull some money down if you work at it?
    The answer is Amazon Mechanical Turk.
    Ive been on it for two years and anytime I want to if I put the time in, I can earn 50 dollars a day, Monday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday 35 dollars a day.
    Not something that is going to make you rich or provide for you long term but lets take a look at it.

    50x5 (Monday thru Friday)=250 dollars. If you work Sat and Sun also that is 320 a week.
    And for the month that would be 320x4= 1280.

    Good side cash, right? Here is the bad news however. You wont be able to do that indefinitely because in order to make 50 bucks in a day you need to have your ass in a chair in front of the computer from 7am to about 9 or 10pm working almost nonstop....and on the weekend that will be about 9 or 10 hours  a day also. Why is this? Each survey on average pays about a dollar an hour. Some less, some more if you get lucky (and if you use hitscraper with export and a few other programs running I will go into).

    After a few days of hitting it hard, your mind will begin to wander, your ass will hurt and you will be itching to do something else. However if you have the dicapline you can do it. Say you are renting a room and are looking for a job, this in the interim will do it. It will pay for your room and your food. Or you can use it as you are staying at your parents house to save up some money for an online business idea. However you want to play it. But know this, its a grind. You want to do this and save up some money and then use the money to start another business that will require less hours of your time and something that generates more cash. But you need the starter investment, and this is a good way to do it.

    Life is about having a decent balance of work and play. The goal is to work 3,5,6 or 8 hours a day maximum owning your own business while having a healthy relationship with your family and leasure time. Doing this like a robot for 14 hours a day needs to be temporary in order for you to get the cash you need to start things up. This site will help you if you have a good exit game and something you are saving for. This is not a full time job. That being said, lets look at how this works.

    When you first sign up at Mturk, you are an unknown. They dont know about your work habits, how hard you work, and how thorough your work is. You are assigned a user score, called an Approval Rating. Below is a screenshot of my dashboard

    You can see that my Approval rating is at 98.38%. You want to keep that above 98%. Requestors who need work done by people come to Amazon and as they sign up they can request that they want only people with approval ratings above 90%, or above 95%, or 98%. If you have a lower rating than this, you wont even see the job in your que and you will simply not get that much work as someone with a higher approval rating. And looking at the rest of my dashboard day by day you can see that I have not been on the site too much lately as I have other things going on. But if I put the effort into it, that could be 59 dollars a day.

    What determines your user rating? Generally if you have been paying attention and delivering quality work. Some people try to fly through the surveys by hitting random answers on the multiple choice in order to increase thier earnings per hour but this backfires: companies know this and insert attention check questions. One question might be, "If you are reading this, select D as your answer". And if you mark any other answer than D you fail the entire survey because you have not been paying attention, which means you are providing crap data to the customer who is doing the survey and your entire survey will be rejected and you will take a hit on your Approval Rating as you will get a rejection. Each rejection will lower your approval rating, which makes it harder and harder for you to get paying surveys/jobs.

    Some tips and tricks:

    • Keep your scanning software looking for surveys between 1 and 2 dollars as they are the most common.
    • The time of day you will get the most work is 7am to 12pm, then from 1pm to 4pm. After that, everyone starts coming home from work/school and work becomes scarce. But then people start going to bed. I have found some 10 dollar surveys from 11pm to 3am. No one grabs them because people are asleep. But then again its 3am and you should be asleep too.
    • At first you are considered a newbie and you will have a hard time getting anywork until you have 100 completed jobs under your belt. The fastest way to crank off 100 jobs? Go to the jobs that pay a penny or two where all you have to do is copy one or two lines of a scanned store receipt. Do a good job, you can easily have your acceptance rate up to 100% with having 100 jobs completed within 2 to 3 hours.
    • Not only are customers who come to mturk who need work completed by mturks workforce (i.e. you and me) looking at your acceptance rate, they are also looking at how many jobs you have completed.

    I actually have written another Article on how to profit with Mturk and you can see that article HERE.

    Before I go I need to update what you will be using sofware wise and how to use them. The best way I can show you my set up is a video that I will show you below. A few things...I no longer use Check4Change. One day it just stopped working. I couldnt figure out why. I looked some stuff up and it had something to do with an older version of Mozilla I was using, so then I upgraded my browser and Check4Change still wouldnt work, etc, so I just dropped them.

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    Tuesday, November 7, 2017


    Guns 'N Roses Live Chicago Review 11-06-17

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017
  • Mark Laechel
  • It was the greatest of shows, it was the worst of shows. And boy did my ass really hurt starting at about 10:30 pm.

    Cheers: Some great improvisation, there was a few times during some extended jams I felt like I was at a dead show

    A very Big Jeer: Learn how to close the show. There was about 4 or 5 points where I was sure the show was over and was waiting for the confetti cannon, and then the song would end followed up right away by a tribute song, or a slow song. Confusing as hell.

    And what happened to the opening band? Is this why the show kept going and going? They covered for ZZ Top not showing up? They started playing at 8:15 and just kept going like the energizer bunny. At first we thought they will close it up at the two hour mark. Then definitely by 11, but then live and let die kept dragging on. Then you didn't know what was happening. Maybe they would keep us there until 2am and start doing even more covers.

    And get a set list. There was a stretch of about 8 songs where they totally lost people, all non hits. People getting up, leaving, hitting the bathrooms, getting a beer. In order to keep us invested, dont create the 40 min piss break. You have to throw more hits in there than that. Keep them more evenly interspersed.

    Not sure if it was because of the long tour or being on the wrong side of 50, but I noticed that Axl's voice not quite having the power it once had. But that was hardly noticeable. Slash still looks 30, and BOY CAN HE RIP UP THE GUITAR. Some of those solos and jams were absolutely amazing.

    Overall they were much more individualistic this second time around on the tail end of the tour. They showed more personality, this time axl even talked to the crowd a bit. Nothing like 1989: "You ready to get your shit rocked Motherfuckers??!!!?"  But more subdued and 2017: "Hey how 'r you all doin tonight?"

    They were movin and dancing. Slash was twirling while jamming on a song or two.

    My only complaints: Improve the setlist, and figure out how to close the show a bit earlier. Instead of a 3 and a half hour dead show, cut a bit out and keep it the hits and parry it down to about 2.5 hours.

    Overall I was rocked, and my ass hurt. And it was bedtime. Slash ruled the show, and it was good.
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    Friday, May 12, 2017


    How to Make Money with Amazon Mechanical Turk (Mturk)

  • Friday, May 12, 2017
  • Mark Laechel
  • Amazon Mechanical Turk is the only survey site out there that is truly a paid survey site.

    What do I mean by that? Because it has no financial outside advertiser motive like Swagbucks or InboxDollars who do not cater to you, but instead cater to their advertisers. I wrote a review on Swagbucks and InboxDollars, you can read that review HERE. In that review I told you everything that is wrong with the above two apps and needless to say, don't waste your time. But Mturk? There's the ticket.

     If you are looking for a good solid way to make 20 to 30 dollars a day look no further than Mturk. There are several things you need to know about Mturk in order to be a good worker.

    1. When you first sign up, you are an unknown. People or companies or Universities who post jobs on Mechanical Turk for workers can set parameters of which workers can see their jobs and work on them. For example, they can say only workers above a 97% job rating, and only workers with 100 or 500 completed jobs. If you fall below an employers stated threshold, you wont even see the job in your feed. But other people who meet the threshold will be able to see the job in thier feed and work on it.
    2. Keeping the number 1 above in line, when you first start mechanical turk I recommend that you do 100 jobs that pay a penny or two in order to get your completed and approved jobs up past 100 and your approval rating hopefully at 99 or 100%. Each one of the penny jobs should take about a minute or so. 
    3. Now that you are above 100 completed and approved jobs, your next hurdle is to complete 500 jobs. I would suggest sticking with jobs that are a penny to 10 cents in order to bang them out quick. There are several thresholds in Mturk of workers. Workers above 500 hits, workers above 1000 hits, and workers above 5000 hits and workers above 10000 hits. Each of these catagories of workers will have better and higher paying jobs available to them. As soon as you pass 500 hits you will regularly be seeing good 1 to 2 dollar paying hits.
    4. The best times to work on Mturk is the early morning to the early afternoon, then as people start getting off work the available hits start getting thin as everyone is jumping on. The second best time to work Mturk is in the later evening. People that have to work the next day wrap things up and go to bed. Suddenly after 10 to 11pm there will be a lot of work available. Saturdays and Sundays during the day will be a bit thin. Its all about timing.
    5. Remember, your user rating is your lifeline. If you fall below 98 percent, especially 97 percent, you will start missing out on good paying jobs as you will be screened out and not even see them in your feed. If you get a job rejected, see what the reviewer wrote. If he wrote nothing in the comments section, you can contact him and find out why. Apply this knowledge to your personal knowledge pool as you move forward so that you can continually do good work and keep your rating high. Remember, the more jobs you do the harder it is to move your user rating. The less jobs you have done, the easier your job rating will move around due to the law of averages.
    6. Look around on Mturk and figure out how to use it. Look at all the tabs. The Mturk user interface has a screening function, as in you can search for new jobs only and you can decide what the min amount of money you would like to earn and only see those jobs. You can also screen by jobs with the most hits, as in most hits from a requester, guaranteeing that there is a lot of work for you to do. I will post some videos later on and show you step by step what I am talking about. For now, stumble through it and learn.
    7. Your jobs that you have already selected will fall underneath the HITS tab, with the subsection of "Hits assigned to you". When you select a hit, that hit is now on you and a timer starts to count down. If the timer counts down on that individual hit, the hit has expired for you and it goes back into the pool for anyone to grab. Remember, be aware of the time alloted for each hit. If you are accepting a bunch of hits, keep periodically checking the hits assigned to you section to see what kind of time you have left for all the hits. You may, for example, see that some more pricey hits you have sitting there are about to expire sooner and you will want to work on them first. 
    8. Your main dashboard showing your stats is under the 'Your Account' tab.
    9. Amazon currently as of 5/12/17 trying to roll out a new 'improved' site for workers to use. I am going to ignore it until I have no choice and they make that the main site. I am not a fan of fixing what was not broke. Like Windows 8, or the new Coke fiasco from 1986. I would suggest you wait until any bugs they have are worked out. Stay on the original site.


    1. Early in the day to noon are good hits as everyone else is at work. Starting at about 3pm people start coming home and begin working on it taking hits. Another good time is after 10 pm to 2am. Ive taken some high paying hits 10-75 dollars each in the early morning time. But remember, I have over 2,000 completed+accepted hits with a 98.4% worker rating, so I will be able to see some higher paid hits on my screen.
    2. I myself dont select hits with the biggest bactches, I leave it on the setting newest hits first. This will reorganize you list so the new hits will always show up at the top for ease of use. Then set your minimum amount you want to make.
    3. As far as the minimum amount you would like to make per hit (thus you will only see amounts of the minimum you type and higher) I usually set it on one dollar. If nothing comes up, I will drop it to 50 cents.
    4. Generally, the 50 cent hits should be shorter in duration than a 1 dollar hit. A one dollar hit should be easier and shorter in duration than a 3 dollar hit. Sometimes a requester has the balls to put on a survey or a job that will take 45 minutes to an hour or even more and pay out only 50 cents or a dollar. As you are doing the hit, most of them have an indicator that says how much of the hit is left. From there you can generally tell how much time you have left. Also, the amount of time a hit will last before it expires it a good indicator how long the requester thinks the hit will take then puts it out timewise a little bit further giving everyone plenty of time to get their hit done. If you find yourself in the middle of a hit that is lasting forever or you can see that you have way too much to do for the measly 50 cents or a dollar they are offering, get out of the hit, go back to your dashboard and go to hits assigned to you, then in the tray of hits you have waiting on quie for you that you already clicked that are counting down, select return hit. That frees up the hit and it goes back to the pool for everyone to see. You are not on here to do work for free or way to much work for far too little money. Here is the times that it should take for hits: 1 dollar hits should take about 20 to 30 minutes but if you move fast you can bang them out in 10 minutes. 50 cent hits should take about 5-7 minutes. Anything longer than these times then you are being taken advantage of and you should bail on the hit and return it and start your next hit.
    5. Pay attention while you are doing the hit. There will be attention checks throughout. The reason they put those in there is so people just don't fly through the questionnaires clicking buttons at random to maximize time and income. If you miss ONE attention check thats it. The job will be rejected and you will get bonged and not only will you not get paid, your worker rating will take a hit. You will learn about the attention checks and learn how to scan the page first to see where they all are. Remember, quality work.
    6. There is competition for the work, especially over the 2 dollar range. As a matter of fact, there are software programs constantly running scraping the high dollar hits. This is why you will see a hit show up for 12 dollars then quickly dissapear.
    7. One way to get hits is select show me newest hits first with a min of 1 dollar, then sit there and continually hit the refresh button. When a new one shows up, jump on it. Be quick with the mouse.
    8. When you accept a bunch of hits, be sure to check them under 'hits assigned to you'. Your hits that you have accepted will be sitting there all with timers that are counting down. You have to do them before the timers go to zero or they will be automatically returned to the pool. This is a safety expire feature that the programmers put in so people do not take hits and sit on them forever. Be aware of the time you have left on your accepted hits and work accordingly.
    9. Sometimes when you are searching for 1 dollar hits, the results are thin. Drop down to .50 cent hits. There are usually a lot of those between 50 cents and a dollar. And they take less time so you can usually bang them out quick and possibly make even more money. Dont be uppity toward .50 cent hits. One day I tried just doing those. I made even more money than usual because I was able to crank through them so fast.
    10. Get in the groove. Put on music you like when you were in high school. It helpt the time go by and can even get you going in the zone. If you have Spotify, ITunes etc. Great. You can even go to youtube and search for music that you like to listen to.
    11. Know this: Mturk perfers you to be living in the USA and be working full time. Keep that in mind when filling out your profile. If you do not live in the US or India you wont be getting cash, but instead you will be getting giftcards. Learn what a VPN (Virtual Private Network) is an how to use it correctly. Thats all I will be saying about that.

    Super Big Tips

    1. Use a program called HITSCRAPER with Export. This can be found on the website called The Greasy Fork https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/10615-hit-scraper-with-export This programs layers right over Mturk and it is like a better user interface which allows you to grab more and better hits quicker because you only have to hit one button instead of the normal two. I will post a video on here showing how to download this from the greasy fork, intall and run and use.
    2. Use Mozilla, not Chrome because of number 3 below.
    3. Use a program called Check4Change. This will allow your earnings to skyrocket at least by 60%. AS a matter of fact this is one of the most important programs you can use along with Hitscraper. Let me tell you how it works. You install this program through your Mozilla brower. When you are working and there is a 'ding' on hitscraper alerting you that there is a new hit, you quickly move your mouse over to hit accept. Damn. Someone was quicker than you on the draw and now they have it. Not a problem...there is still a chance you can STILL get the hit. Simply turn on check4change for that page and enter check every three seconds. Let that page alone and the page will check to see if the hit is returned/once again available/ every three seconds. When and if the hit goes back to the public pool again your check4change program will automatically accept it and notify you that you now have accepted the hit. How does this work? Humans are generally lazy greedy creatures. If the hit looks like a lot of work, or if they accepted too many hits, or they just dont feel like doing the hit, they will release and return it after they look at it. Then your check for change program that is checking mturk every three seconds for this hit will see it is available and automatically grab it for you (to the soundbite of David Bowie's 'Changes'. You will be cleaning up all the discards, some of which are pretty good paying. So after a few dings and jobs that are already taken, you can check for change all of them and have a few check4change tabs working while you are working on other hits on another tab. This will have hits suddenly hitting you and increasing your income.

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    Thursday, May 11, 2017


    EasyShift.com Review

  • Thursday, May 11, 2017
  • Mark Laechel
  • Today I would like to talk about Easyshift, the best mystery shopper app out there, and one of the better apps out there for generating income.
    A few things about this review. You will see other review sites where at the end of the review there will be a link where you can buy the system that the review was about. Those are affiliate links. The guy that gave the review gets paid when you click his link and sign up/pay cash for the system he or she was just reviewing.
    Forget all of those. Its not a true review if at the end they want you to buy the product through them so they get a cut.
    A true review is when the reviewer uses the product, then tells about his or her experience and receives NO COMPENSATION FOR SAID REVIEW or has anyway to profit off writing that review whatsoever. That falls along the line of this review of EasyShift. I use it several times a week and I am going to tell you about it and at the end of this post there will be no link for you to click. If you like this review and decide you want to use this app, you and you alone will be in on it. Just download from the Google play store for android, or the app store for IPhone.

    That said, here we go. I have used several of these mystery shopping apps and Easyshift was the most relieable with the most money coming in on a daily basis. Sign up is simple, you need to have a paypal account so they can pay you, and then you can get right to work.
    When you first start out you will be shown a map of the area right around you as your phone geotags your location. You can grab the screen and pinch to move the screen around and outward or inward to see more or less area. Don't forget to occasionally hit the refresh screen icon (circular blue clickable button hanging over the lower right part of the map on your screen) to make sure all the pins are coming up on the map. If not too many are populating on the map, simply pinch the map to back up your view so you see more area on the map...then more pins should show up.In the pics and videos below (that will be added soon) I will show you the details.
    Basically each pin you see is a job. If the pin is green, the job is available. If the pin is grey it is already reserved and not available. If the pin is green, you can tap it and the details of the job come up along with the pay offered.
    The best jobs to take are beer inventory/checks that can be done at big chains like Walgreen's, Jewel, Binny's or other big liquor chain stores. On the other hand I tend to skip small privately owned liquor stores that are privately owned. Im not against foreigners, but the Indians and Pakistanis that run those small personal liquor stores are looking at you hard when you come in the door. The stores are small, and the owners are right there sitting at the checkout counter if full view of the entire store. Then when you take out your phone and start taking pictures of their stock their hackles fly up. "What are you doing? Can I help you?" "You cant take pictures in here. Please leave." They are sitting there right at the front watching you like a hawk the entire time. That is their store, (they are not employees, they are owners )they are personally invested. Lots of heat at these small places. Until EasyShift comes out with glasses that you can wear on your face that can record and take pictures, you might want to skip the small corner liquorstores.
    On the other hand there are big chain stores like Walgreen's and Jewel. Employees that are dragging around the store making 8 dollars an hour could really care less what you are doing/taking pictures of. The stores are also big and there are plenty of places to lurk out of the way while you are talking pictures away from prying eyes. The only time I have had a problem along that line is early in the morning: I would avoid going to Walgreen's or Jewel in the morning/late morning as thats when the managers are there and you will be more closely watched. However, if you wait for the afternoon/early evening, the managers tend to be gone for the day from 2 to 3pm onward and its just flunkies running the store leaving you free to snap away.
    When you take pictures try not to be obvious and do them in this order. I will take a beer inventory that is often requested at a big supermarket such as Jewel or Butera Foods as an example. The order you will see them on the screen will be:

    1. take 6 pictures of the front area of the store
    2. take 6 pictures of the back area of the store
    3. All the individual beer questions from the beer isle
    4. a few pics of the beer isle itself
    5. Pictures of the seasonal isle
    6. one pic of the front of store and the address on the front of the store.

    Now I tend skip over the first two and go right to the beer isle and start with number 3 above.  I am kind of out of the way back there from the store staff and I can work without too much interference, and at this point, my welcome has not worn off yet as I just got into the store. So I do the individual beers first. Then when I am done with those, I do number 4 from the list aboveand take a few pics of the beer isle. Now at this point, you may be getting some looks and things may be getting a little hot so this is a great time to disappear to the back of the store and do number2 above. It gets you out of the beer area into a different section of the store, in this case, the back. Take the 6 snaps, then find the seasonal isle. (Easter, summer, valentines day whatever) take your pics. Now you are getting close to finishing up so its time for the pictures that will get you the most heat, taking the 6 snaps of the front of the store. See why you saved this for last? You don't need the heat at the beginning cause then you would have alerted everyone even before you begun the main part of the assignment: taking pics of the beers avail in the store.
    After that, you are almost home free, you leave and step outside and take a pic of the front with the address. You then follow the directions to finish the assignment and you are done.
    A few things. Don't be rushing and then claim that a brand of beer was not there and it really was. Because when you take the pics of the entire beer isle from number 4 above, if they catch that beer sitting there in the background, they will deny payment and tell you that reason.
    Some tips: Don't dwadle. Keep moving. Dont do exagerated flourishes when you are taking pictures. Snap off a few in a row as you are turning on a pivot to get the back section, but make sure they are all clear and not blurred. Move kind of quick to the different section in the store. You are there to do your job and get out. Also EasyShift does have some stinker jobs you will stumble onto. One was jewel. They wanted me to take pictures of a whole bunch of stuff in many different isles. Plus the isles were too narrow for me to hold back my phone far enough in order to get the entire sections of shelving they were asking for. Then get this: they wanted me to go up and down the coolers section and while holding the cooler doors open be taking pictures of the shelving inside the coolers. I had to quit that one as some managers started to come over and ask me what I was doing because I was going down the entire isle opening freezer doors and talking pictures of everything inside. I might as well have been walking down the isle setting off an airhorn.
    Go to the community section of the app. EasyShift has that set up so people can talk to each other about jobs via a messageboard set up. Here you will learn what jobs are good and which ones are bullshit that you should skip. When you first start using this app you will be only able to reserve one or two pins. But as you move up by doing more jobs that get approved and paid to your paypal account, your level will automatically advance and you will be able to reserve more and more pins.
    This is good because if you are going to take your car out and do jobs, you would like as much jobs as you can find in the closest compact area as this offsets your fuel cost. For example,  Taking your car out in a several mile radius might burn a few bucks in gas. Doing that for only one job paying say, 5 to 6 bucks might not make too much sense. However, if you have 5 or 6 pins you found all around your area in a several mile radius that would allow you to earn 20-30 bucks for doing all 5 or 6 jobs would make things more economical (gas, wear and tear on car, your time, etc.)
    When you reserve a pin the job will hold for 24 hours. That is why I like to reserve jobs (green pins) later in the afternoon or early evening. If you search and save jobs early in the morning if you don't do them that same day, you will have to complete them in the early morning (24 hour timer on the jobs) with store managers around watching you. Also, you don't want to let a job go by and expire on its own without you doing it within the 24 hour period allotted. It will read abandoned. Get enough of those and EasyShift will start cutting back on the amount of pins you can see on your screen giving you fewer choices. Instead of just letting the pins expire, you can select the job you selected and click abandon shift, and it will release the pin so that it glows green again for someone else to take. Easyshift prefers you let go of the jobs as soon as you know you wont be able to do them so that you just don't load up and hoard jobs and not do them holding them for 24 hours so no one else can do them either. Of course if you keep the jobs and the work flowing, reserve and do quality work on the shifts and submit them, you in turn will get even more available work.
    Some people have asked, "When do the pins get updated/When does EasyShift add new jobs to the map? Is there a specific point in the day?" The answer is whenever-new pins constantly get added 24 hours a day at any time. You just have to check the app often and when you do you have to hit the refresh symbol.

    Other apps

    1. Task Agent: This was my number two. There was a lot of work on this. A LOT of work last October, November and December. As a matter of fact there was a glut of work for going into bars and taking pictures and each bar was paid at 16 bucks. So I went around from bar to bar and make bank. But then  Jan 1st, this app was and still is  pretty much a ghostown. No work. Seems as though the money is in the later part of the year for the holidays. Plus, its first come first serve. You can pull up to a place (cant reserve unless you are there they geocheck your location) and if someone pulled up a few minutes before you did and grabbed it, the job is gone. I've had that happen a few times before too. I pull up to a store and go to click on it and it says its no longer available. I look in the store and there is some goof taking pictures. Great. You can use this app as a backup to pick up something here and there depending on where you live. It doesn't start to pick up until after June. Its nice because this app also deposits your earnings after approval right into your Paypal account. While Easyshift makes the transfer into your account automatically after approval, TaskAgent after approval will have the balance sitting there and you have to press a button to have it transfer into Paypal. I give this app 2.5 out of 4 stars. The lower review is mainly for little to no work the first half of the year.

    2. Mobee. Kind of easy, you have to do a shitload of jobs for points like the other two above. The bad thing is the jobs all reset on Wed night at midnight then everyone jumps on them Thursday during the day and they are for the most part all done by Thursday night. It also pays only in mobee points where you have to get so many points to get an amazon gift card. So no cash which sucks. As an aside, dont look around online for sites that will convert amazon gift cards to cash to your Paypal. I tried that and poof there went my 50 buck amazon gift card to some scammer in Honduras. I had no recourse either to an out of country site. So that kind of soured me on Mobee. I was mad that they didnt pay me cash, and I was mad that in trying to convert the 50 dollar amazon giftcard to cash that I got boosted on some pirate site. I never used Mobee again....I decided to stick with sites that pay in cash like EasyShift and TaskAgent. I give this app 2 stars out of four for ease of use. And the rewards are kind of good.

    3. Gigwalk. This was really a disappointment. I had gone into this whole thing thinking GigWalk was going to be the top app I would use, but instead I dropped it. First thing is there are hardly any gigs on the map anywhere around me. Second thing is YOU HAVE TO APPLY TO THE GIG AND SEE IF THEY ACCEPT YOU. Its like trying to get around a doorman at a club. You'll be asked:" if we accepted you to do this gig, when would you be able to do it?" Then you answer other questions and THEN YOU ARE PUT ON STANDBY FOR A FEW HOURS WHILE THEY CHECK THEIR OPTIONS and other workers in the area to decide if they will even LET you do that particular gig. Really? And every gig you apply for they want to know 1.when would you be able to do it, 2.they check your past work gigwalk record, they check your past type of work you did, really its kinda like trying to apply to Harvard. Then if you actually get approved to do a gig and go do it it takes like 2 weeks to be approved and paid for your work. I give this app one star out of four.
    4. Swagbucks/Inboxdollars: Scam. Don't even bother with these sites. Say you sign up and see a 2 dollar survey button. You click it and there will be a extensive free survey. Then a huge multi-page survey about your buying habits and what brands you like. Then you realize you keep getting directs and redirects and more questions and hey waitaminute am I even still on the app? You then back up out of the other pages and get back to the app after redirect after redirect and more questions and more surveys and offers to sign up for and looking at your balance? The two dollars isn't even on it. Scam. Both of these apps are designed to cater to advertisers in order to get the most eyeballs in front of their product with directs, redirects, surveys that never end, surveys that wont pay unless you sign up for an pay for something but they dont tell you that before you start, etc. If you are looking for a straightforward site to take surveys that is upfront about what it will pay and the time it will take to to it, stick with Amazon Mechanical Turk. I use this and there are no redirects, changes, surveys that wont end, etc. Instead of being paid for by companies looking to promote products, Amazon offers this as a SERVICE to universities and professionals who are looking to take samples of given poplulations who constructed a real survey in order to do a study for a PhD at a University. Stick with Mturk instead. You've been warned. Swagbucks and Inboxdollars? Zero out of 4 stars. Thats right. Stay away from those.
    And another thing..If you REALLY want to see what people think about an app read the comments below a post. For example..here is a post written by a guy who may or may not be pumping up Inbox dollars. But then he forgot to moderate and filter out the comments below his post. You should read what users have said about InboxDollars. in the comments section: http://onlinemarketingwithvince.com/does-inbox-dollars-scam-people-honest-review/


    So there you have it. EasyShift wears the crown. Now get out there and start hustling. If you do it part time and live in a populated area like Chicago and the suburbs, you can score 20 bucks a day. 40 a day or more if you do it full time driving around for a few hours.

    Good Luck and get earning!

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    Tuesday, May 9, 2017


    How to make money starting from zero at home..and get rich

  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017
  • Mark Laechel
  • If you type on any search engine or YouTube "How to get rich" you are going to come up with a lot of misdirects and quite frankly, a lot of bullshit. Hours and hours of bullshit. Days and months of trying things that dont really work out.
    Well Ive spent the last several years on Google and YouTube and have come up with a couple of things that you can do that actually work in the real world.
    There are only three ways to make money when you collapse everything down to a simplistic point.

    Now the one thing that you understand that humans generally don't produce anything or do anything unless its directly for thier advantage, i.e. a profit. So when you type in "How to Make Money" or "Apps to make money on your phone" and get results in the form of the return page on Google or Youtube, those returns will be a website or a video that was put together with making a profit in mind. And in most cases, its a profit for the individual that made the website or video by piggybacking off your work, or using your eyeballs to increase viewership so that they make more money from things such as pay per click ads.
    In short, they want you to buy a system, download an app and sign up using their link so they get a referral bonus, watch their video so their traffic increases, click an ad so they get paid, etc. 
    People don't do things for free. There is always an angle. There is always the pursuit of money and self increase. 
    And this is good for a capitalistic society.

    Human Greed Drives Innovation Change and Growth

    North Korea is a communist dictatorship. South Korea is a free high commerce capitalistic society. Lets take a look at both countries via a satellite shot at night from space:
    Please note that Pyongyang is where North Korea takes state visitors on a carefully controlled tour.

    The obvious thing you notice is no lights in North Korea. Look how developed South Korea is. Lets take a look at some sections in North Korea via some pictures that were smuggled out:
    Note most of all, there is no progress. In a dictatorship, there is no personal wealth. There is no money that you can accumilate that wont be seized. You are lucky if you have enough money to feed yourself and your family. Thus, there is no growth. No one is attempting to start a business that sells goods or services to better themselves and the public at large. There are no building contractors or companies that design or build new buildings for profit. If a new building is made, the contractor was forced to build it by the government or go to prison. Thus, the buildings that remain are moldering communist bloc era buildings from the 1950s. Look at someone like Steve Jobs. In the middle 70's he had a dream  of starting a company and becoming rich. The more ideas he came up with the more his company grew and made him wealthy. This is fun and exciting for an entrepreneur because you can shape your own destiny by applying effort, innovation and hard work. MORE IMPORTANTLY, his work made us all wealthy. Because of the human desire to make money, this drives us forward as new things such as IPODS, IPHONES and IPADS are a part of our life. This makes life luxurious to us as well as we can purchase such devices that makes our life easier and more fun. New technologies are being innovated here in america because of the hope of profit. New cars being designed and released. New buildings being built, more tech on the way, all in the name of profit. It drives our society and things continue to advance and benefit us all. This is why if you look at a picture taken in a city or a town in America in 1950 and then take a picture of the same place in 2016 things look so much different. Fashion moves forward with design houses working year in and year out for profit, car companies keep working on improvements to cars so that they continue to make profit, buildings improve for profit, businesses keep pushing forward for profit, and that benefits everyone as a whole in our free society. The MAIN REASON FOR NEW INVENTIONS is profit. The promise of profit and getting ahead lights a fire under entranpenuers and this drives innovation in the form of new inventions, new products, and better and easier ways of doing things. This in turn advances society forward in a positive manner. This is why we all have smartphones and tablets and are connected to each other through social online platforms. This is why we live in the level of comfort that we do in 2017 compared to how we lived in 1700. 
    This is in direct contrast to how conditions are in North Korea. Their leader runs the country like a mobster and takes all the profit and starves his people. They are allowed minimal money and anyone that attempts to start a business gets their product seized and their money taken from them. Any international money he gets is by holding an american prisoner and demanding money for release or subsidies from China. At the same time, he will dine on lobster every night, imported especially for him. He has expensive designer clothing and the best cars and homes. His starving people in his country? As far as he is concerned they can all f*%k themselves. 
    So why should anyone in North Korea attempt to move or do anything or build anything or invent anything? There is no motive unless they are forced to by the state. Thus, there are 1950 era crumbling communist block buildings still standing, no new automobiles, no technology businesses, nothing. There is not even money to invest in architecture for the power grid. Thus there are almost no lights at night as can be seen by the satellite picture from space.
    On the other hand, there is South Korea. Seeing that it is a free capitalistic economy, money flows into the country and there is massive progress and innovation and corporations that move in and get founded. Like the Galaxy Samsung phones? These are some of the most popular phones on the entire planet next to the IPhone. Samsung is headquartered in South Korea. Samsung also makes on the order of 8 billion dollars a month, part of that going to taxes to South Korea, further enriching the country. If Samsung tried to operate in North Korea things would get almost comical: The company would be seized by North Korea. Then they would try to run it and fail. They would raid all the money coming into Samsung. The employees would try to flee then become imprisoned, etc. It would be like trying to build a city with T rex and other dinosaurs running around eating people. You couldn't get the city built. As a matter of fact, mankind would not have advanced more than living in caves with T rexes running around eating people. Nothing could be constructed, worked on, or improved upon. Instead people would be in survival mode. Lets take a few looks at South Korea:

    In one word: MONEY. New shopping centers. Expensive goods. A great distribution system. Corporations. Amenities. Progress. New buildings. Hope. Expansion. The sky being the limit.

    Im sure the current leader of N.K. is not a dummy, but he can't just switch it over to straight up capitalism and open things up so people can come and go as they please. First, he would be captured and tried for crimes against the people and the state. Second, he doesn't want to give up his power and his posh lifestyle. Thats pretty much it. So he keeps people in line through terror. The same things dictators have been doing since the end of world war 2. Want to read about some of these self serving psychopaths? Check it out right here. Please note that South Korea is the only country I know of that had a capitalist dictator. He allied himself with the United States in the 60s and 70s and received billions in economic aid from the US and other countries looking to use South Korea as a wall against communism. He then ran various economic programs and according to Wikipedia : South Korea received tens of billions of dollars in grants, loans, subsidies, technology transfers, and preferential markets, all provided by the Johnson and Nixon administrations.[14]
    South Korea ran with all of this and had one of the biggest economic expansions in history. This has what has helped South Korea to be what it is today on the economic scene. I suppose you can say that the economic policies of the United States and the communist Domino theory helped lay the fiscal destiny of this wealthy state.
    As an aside, will there ever be unification of the North and the South? Two things...the dictator of the north would have to be forceably removed. Why would he give up a good thing, living somewhere between a gangster and a king? The second thing...I am not sure that South Korea could suddenly absorb a broke backward communist country with negative infrastructure, a poor starving populace,and with nothing going on in the world or local market. It would be like taking in your deadbeat brother who would live on your couch and eat all your food. And who was uninsured and needed 10,000 dollars of dental work, and shots and physicals. Ouch.
    But I digress. All the above about capitalism is great if you want to try to make a website or some videos and start building your own brand. But its bad if you are the average Joe trying to look around on how to make a few bucks. You need a focused way to start making money quickly and not spend weeks learning how to do it. That's where I come in. I already took the years of looking around and the best part for you is that i do not have an ulterior motive. I am not looking to make any money. I am running some ads, but that makes me next to nothing. I am selling no system, I will profit nothing if you download an app, I will make nothing if you visit a website that I suggest. I just want to pay it forward and help out. I will go into detail with each of the things below with thier own webpage and step by step instructions. How what why and when will all be covered. And if you have any questions on any of the steps below, drop a line in the form of a comment at the end of each post for each thing below and I will do my best to quickly answer your question. Ready? Great. Lets get to it.

    1. EasyShift this is an app you can find in the Iphone or Google Play store for android. Go and download it for free and pretty much you can start using it right away. This is the best of the secret shopper apps, and this includes Gigwalk and TaskAgent, I will explain that further as we go. All you have to do is open the app and a map shows up geolocked to your location letting you know what work is around you. You select a pin (job you want) and then the job is reserved for you for 24 hours so no one else can take it. Depending on your location in the USA, expect to make 20-30 dollars per day. I have my own separate page on this app including how to use and tricks and secrets to maximize your income. I know what jobs to take and which ones to leave and I will tell you how to set up your phone so you can remain more undercover. For all the details on how to use this app, click HERE.
    2. Amazon Mechanical Turk (Mturk) There are a lot of survey sites out there as you might know by now. The thing is, this is the only real true pure survey site out there that wont waste your time or jam up your computer with malware or leave you with countless of redirects or never ending questions and offers where you just cant finish to get paid. Two such apps,  Swagbucks and  Inbox dollars, have a business model by getting advertisers eyeballs. This will send you down a spiral of making less and less money as they try to get more and more ads in front of you once you start making some coin. Mechanical Turk on the other hand is run my Amazon.com. They dont need advertisers, because Amazon itself is one of the biggest online commerce companies on the internet. They run this (mturk) on the side as a SERVICE with true jobs such as University level PHD study surveys, etc. Everyone is on the level as well as the time required to take a survey and what will be paid. This is a rock solid site and I can make 20-25 dollars a day on it and even 50 dollars a day if I park in front of it early in the morning and stay on it until late at night. 20-25 dollars a day is a bit more comfortable however, that would be like a 8am to 4pm shift. I will show you how to set up your account and how to grow it as Mturk is looking for reliable people who do solid work: each user has a rating. If you keep yours above 98%, you will have constant work. There are apps you can use that overlay on top of Mturk to make things easier, such as HitScraper, a free program found online. I will show you the secrets and the why and how: Click HERE.
    3. Statistical Compression: This involves math. To be brief: On a craps table you get  paid 7:1 on an the "Any Craps" bet. Any Craps is a section on the felt that you can bet on that is a one roll bet that bets that the next roll of the dice will be a 2, or a 3, or a 12. This gives the casino an 11.11% edge over you because the actual true odds are 8:1 so they are short paying you whenever you hit. This means you lose long term. However, I do not bet until until I see 8 rolls go by without a 2,3,or 12 on the dice. I bet only on the 9th-15th roll using a certain type of betting. I talked to my friend who is an engineer about this. "Nope, wont work, each bet is an independent event from each other." I then argued if that was the case, they wouldn't be able to set odds and print them on the table. They know that long term the dice will come up with those percentages and they will be 11.11% ahead due to the physical construction of the dice producing those odds long term. My engineer friend: "Yes. Long term. To infinity. The casino has all the time in the world. You don't." I then countered thats why I only bet on rolls 9-15. Twenty percent or so of the time the dice enter a phase of aberration, where there might not be a craps roll for 30 or more rolls. Then suddenly the statistics attempt to straighten out and suddenly a few craps rolls will happen back to back. So what I do is if I start betting on the 9th roll and there is nothing by my 15th roll, I simply sit out and wait for craps to hit again then I simply start counting again starting a 1 all the way to 8 then make my first bet on the 9th roll. My engineer friend sat there and thought about that, then made a harrumph sound, and thought about it. To date I have not lost money when walking up to a table with 100 dollars. This can also be used for Primedice.com. Read about how I came up with this and how I have been doing with this and the potential money (and the extreme boredom) right HERE.
    4. Trading the QQQ Index: You are going to have to find something to put the money you make with the above three items. This involves opening an online trading account and learning how to trade the Nasdaq QQQ index. This is a lot more easier than it sounds. You will be placing option trades at the money for three months out. I tell you why, why this timing of three months out and what sites to use for technical analysis. This way your money makes money and the snowball starts picking up speed downhill of you accumilating wealth. I will show you step by step how to trade the QQQ right HERE.
    5. Buy and Sell on Ebay Have a GoodWill store near you? Then you can set up a business that will net you several thousand dollars a month. Not just an idea, but a working idea with several hundred people currently doing this. The concept here is there is an inefficiency between the prices that Goodwill sells a designer item for (3 to 5 bucks) to what the item is actually worth selling online (10 to 14 dollars). You have to learn how to spot them on the rack and what to look for in the terms of quality. There is a lady online that has a series of videos on how to start with just 30 bucks. She will walk you through choosing the item, photographing it and the way you can ship it. She also goes into the business book keeping end. Ready? Click HERE.
    6. A+ Computer Certification: What is the one thing that all companies need to have? Well paid computer technicians. Go to the bookstore and get CompTIAs A+ computer certification. Study it. Do the work at the end of each chapter. Do the CDRom disk at the back of the book. Take the test at a local testing center. When you are certified, you will need to work for free for a few weeks at a local computer volunteer. In Chicago they have something called FreeGeekChicago. You go in there, work on computers for free and gain experience. Then you can put that on your resume as a working job. Then you go on Monster.com, Dice.com, Jobs.com and 10 other job sites and put your resume up there looking for contract jobs. Filter out all the 10 dollar per hour jobs (Indian companies and Indian placement services looking to hire you out to a company for 30 dollars an hour and pay you 10) and stand firm at 15 dollars per hour. You will be hired within a week. Now you will have money for stock options trading. Click HERE for details.
    7. Online Poker: About 10 years ago there was an article published in a poker magazine about a computer guy that made a living doing a curious thing: He went around from live game to live game in Vegas, low stakes, maybe 1/2 ring tables. He would sign up and when a seat was ready, sit down and buy in and wait for the following cards: AA, KK, AK, and QQ. He would fold everything else. When he was dealt one of these hands, he would go all in preflop. Someone at the table would more often than not call him and more often than not he would win. He would then get up and sign up for another table at another casino. And he made his living doing this. Only works in two places: In Vegas, and online. Why not at your local riverboat? Its an interesting answer. Read about the above and how to execute this strategy HERE.
    8. The Tech Slugs: Online there is this kid who started making money with apps on his cellphone. He then got a second cellphone and made a bit more money using the two phones. Then he thought, what if I keep expanding this? So at age 15 he had 29 used phones and tablets and was making a thousand dollars a month. Then by 16 even more. The good thing is he keeps an extensive website including diagrams on how to copy exactly what he is doing. He lists all the apps, his routine, and even has an interactive diagram of the phones (prices, where to get cheaply) and the apps he uses on each with the money each one generates. This is something that you can ease into and keep going with a guaranteed increasing cash income. Great for high school and college students (or slackers in thier 30s and 40s.) Get started HERE.
    9. A girl traded up her used Playstation 2 for a running Camaro. A kid traded up his used cellphone for a PORSCHE. A guy traded a red paper clip all the way up to a house. You've heard the stories in the last 15 years. Its possible, but there are several things you need to know and this hustle is always left running in the background. As in you will always need to have your phone with you to answer messages and questions. And its not quick either...it could take 9 months to a year to trade up to something significant. But look at it this way. For something running in the background, its a great way to pull 30,000-60,000 grand out of nowhere by exploiting trading objectiveness and inefficiencies. The best time to post, how to post and how to work this as well as case step by step examples can be found HERE.

    This post still under construction. Today it is a sunny day in chicago. They are doing construction on our driveway!

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    Wednesday, July 27, 2016


    Guns N Roses show review 7-2-2016

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016
  • Mark Laechel

  • Guns and roses gave a very professional smoothly tailored show. All the hits, smoothly put together, Axl with the right amount of growl, the members all doing what they are supposed to do.

    However, this is no longer the worlds most dangerous band. This is now a money making corporate machine.
    Up at 10am, breakfast. Lunch platter at 12 noon. Bottled water, salad bar. Meeting at 3pm, light dinner at 5, preliminary sound check at 6 on stage sharp at 9 pm.

    There is no drugs, no alcohol, the members eat clean and get a full night sleep.
    My guess? The people that underwrote this tour were nervous. They looked back and saw Axl 25 years ago singing a song then getting pissed off and walking off stage after telling everyone they could fuck off and having the entire stadium riot. They saw other shows where some members were asleep and didn't show up for the show. They saw the drug use and the alcohol use. The pills, the lines, the groupies.

    In short, they saw average 25 year olds who had no money suddenly become enveloped in money, fame and power and enjoying the rights and privileges thereof. And then self imploding.
    No, this did not bode well for underwriting a new tour. Things had to change. In order for the money to come in a solid stream uninterrupted from start of the tour to the end of the tour there needed to be discipline.

    The New School

    Now all approaching 50, the members of Guns and Roses were all herded into a meeting room at an office. Which office? I dont know. A mixture of the following people were present. Men from the label, men from the company representing the upcoming tour, and most of all, the insurance and underwriters people.

    A Q and A session probably started things off with the band members and then a review of how this upcoming tour should bring in huge dollars.
    And how to guarantee those dollars? Well this time there would be no sleeping in. No not giving a fuck. No no shows. No drug use. No drinking. No late night partying. No groups of women. No breaking shit.
    No instead, this is now a business. And it will be run as a business. You will show up, you will do your shows, you will leave, have a light dinner then get to bed early to be up the next day for the morning meeting.

    Anyone have a problem with that? All eyes around the room looking at the members of GnR at the table as everyone looked around, waiting for a member to speak up, perhaps with some dissension. I would assume that Axl, not being a total pussy, would speak up about something along the lines of, 'Hey man, this sounds a bit restrictive' and maybe slash also mumbling something.
    And then a few guys at the table taking those questions and giving replies. Do you guys like money? Would you like to leave a sizable chunk of money to your kids? Maybe a bit of "You guys are not gonna be around forever, now is the time to strike". Or maybe "Do you think you'll be doing this 10 years from now at 60?"
    "We are talking a national STADIUM tour. Are you aware of the money at stake here?"
    For the next 20 minutes or so ruffled feathers were smoothed down and the suits at the table pumped up the members from GnR. Telling them that this is gonna be the best tour ever. Lets go out there and give it our all and our best. How now they are gonna be better than ever running straight with straight heads, giving the public what they want and lets get out there."
    Assent was given, contracts and pledges were signed, and a few more meeting happened. Axl and Slash were happy that this is happening, and the train was ready to leave the station.

    How do I know all of the above happened if I wasn't sitting there in the meeting rooms? Because the show was too sterilized. Too cookie cutter. What does that mean?

    1. Axl never once addressed the crowd and threw attitude around and swore while talking.
    2. Axl never went on a rant between songs.
    3. Slash, Axl and Duff looked as sober as alter-boys on Sunday
    4. There was no chumming around onstage, like Axl hanging on Slash talking between songs
    5. No one picked up a bottle of Jack Daniels and sprayed it at the crowd out their mouth
    6. No Axel addressing the crowd "You MOTHERFUCKERS READY????"
    7. There was nothing outside the lines. Everything was song. pause. next song, pause. song, pause.
    8. Things were happening in order according to a list. No spontaneity.
    9. These guys looked like they were fulfilling a contract. Kinda hard to put into words. Doing the motions.
    10. Almost if there was an Axl impersonator on stage doing the songs and collecting his check.

    Don't get me wrong. The show was rocking, and I got what I paid for. I noticed that Axl still very much had it vocalwise. Slash was amazing, Duff was incredible.
    But the magic, the spontaneity, the camaraderie of 4 dudes against the world super-party was absent. Instead what I got was a corporate show. Like seeing KISS in the last 6 years. A rehearsed pull out the stops balls out show that is a clone each city they visit. Give the fans what they want, with this template.

    You want to see Guns N Roses totally rock out to the hits you remember with a stunning degree of accuracy? Get a ticket for the 2016 world tour.
    You want to see the worlds most dangerous f&%kin band? Get yourself a time machine.

    GnR on tour right now in 2016, check Ticketmaster or their official site for tickets.

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    Friday, July 15, 2016


    The Madela Effect. Very Creepy

  • Friday, July 15, 2016
  • Mark Laechel
  • Hey. Something weird is happening.
    Let me start out with a few common things...

    Life is like a box of chocolates. Luke I am your father. C3P0 has a solid gold suit. The Berenstein Bears. All now wrong.

    In the last 10 years, things have been changing, the past has been changed ad hoc. You can look this up, its called the Mandella effect.
    Some people are thinking that its due to Cern, the team that is using the supercollider. There are some saying that its a sideproject to unlock other universes. The scientists at Cern even took some pictures kinda laughing about it, holding up parallel universe signs.
    It seems that shit is changing, and some of the changes that are merging in with parallel timelines seem to be random, and weird.

    1. C3P0 now has one silver leg. Suddenly if you go back and watch Star Wars you will see that C3P0 has a silver colored leg below the knee. This was never the case. He used to be all gold. All the action figures had him as all gold. Now in all the prints of the movie suddenly his one leg is silver. Yes dude/dudette, check it out

    2. Tom Hanks no longer says Life is like a box of Chocolates. Now he says on the bench, Life was like a box of chocolates. And this new change doesnt make any sense for what he was trying to tell the lady on the bench next to him.

    3. Luke, I am your father Remember everyone saying this line in grade school and high school? Now, Darth Vader no longer says that in the movie. The conversation is changed between Luke and Darth Vader and now he says, "No, I am your father". Go check it out.

    4. Berenst#in Bears I remember growing up reading this kids picture book series. They were called the Berenstein Bears. Now they are called the Berenstain Bears. As in stain. Thats not even a normal last name. The original was jewish/german.

    5. Oscar Meyer Remember the hotdogs? Well now its Oscar Mayer.
    6. Hitler now has blue eyes Remember growing up in history class hearing about how Hilter was writing and espousing about the Master Race being such a hypocrite because he had brown eyes and brown hair because one of his parents was actually Jewish?
    7. Geographical Changes..the landmass to the left of Australia is now gone if you watch the movie "Dazed and Confused" there is a scene where two students are talking about thier plans for the upcoming weekend and they spin a globe that is at the front of the class. The shot is tight in, containing the two students and the globe between them. A still frame clearly shows a big land mass just to the left of Australia that is now longer there.

    There is all kinds of shit popping up that will make the hair on the back of your neck start standing straight up. Its called the Mandela Effect. People started noticing it 10 years ago right about the time the supercollider that I explained above started doing experiments. Apparently, we live in a quantum universe and every choice, every thing that can have multiple options is expressed as so in multiple universes that keep splitting off in a myriad of choices and expressions. A universe where the nazis and hitler won ww2 (which has been explored in the Netflix series the man in the high tower where its 1962 and the US is under Nazi rule) all the way to small mundane things (hey I could have sworn that that building was gold. Every day that was a gold building on my way to work. Now its blue and has been for the last 30 years???)

    Apparently People have two different memories of Nelson Mandela. Some people have a memory of him dying in prison in the 1980s, dying a political prisoner. Some have a memory of him getting out of prison as a very old man with white hair and continuing his appearances for several years before dying. If you think about it, it does seem a little off that he got out of prison as an old man with white hair, like that didnt originally happen...it just sits a little wrong with you, doesnt it, cant quite put your finger on it.

    So. Freak out about all this. C3P0 retroactively has a silver leg. Boo! If you go onto Google or especially YouTube you can find all kinds of videos about the Mandela Effect. It goes deeper than you think...from scenes now missing in movies such as Jurassic Park to logos that you knew your entire life. Things are changing in our timeline. But how far will it go? Will we wake up tomorrow to find that we live in the Nazi states of America? Will you wake up tomorrow and find some dude named Dave in your house who claims he is (and always has been whats wrong with you) your brother? A brother up to yesterday you never had?

    There have been cases of some people waking up and everything is different. As in they work in a different place in their company, thier boss is no longer thier boss but has another position in the company, the buildings on thier street are different, etc. It is really quite alarming. Lets take a look at some of these people:

    1. Gordo Lerina Garcia  wakes up on 7/16/2008 and right away notices that things are different:   One day I woke up and everything was different, nothing spectacular, nothing to do with time travel and all that stuff, I just got up in the same year and the same day I went to bed but many things were different. It’s little things, but important enough to know that at one point there was a turning point in which things are different. In fact, if this is a dream you are all in a dream, as I write this there, so if someone replies is that you are living the same reality as me, be my dream or not.
      4 months ago I woke up a normal morning, I was in my rental house where he lived for 7 years, everything was the same except that the set of sheets on my bed that was different, did not give importance at the moment. Well, my office was in my car which was parked where ever, and was the same office where I worked in the last 20 years. But when I got to my office was not my office, has the names on the door and mine was not. I thought I had the wrong floor, but no, it was mine. I got to my office wireless area and I looked, was still working there but was in another department reporting to a director who did not even know, I went to the office to mark the directory, I said I was sick and left. Everything in my portfolio was the same, my cards, my ID, all the same, but I do not remember having changed department at any time.
      I went to medical insurance and they tested me for drugs and alcohol … .. everything clean. I went to work the next day, and asking, telling me not feeling well, well, I’ve been out of step.
      My apartment is the same, all the same, I have watched all the papers that I keep in the house and everything is the same. Soon I realized that something was wrong I thought it was some kind of amnesia, as I had missed something and could not remember a time in my life, but no, I went online and was the day it should be, and news, at least cover important were the same as the previous day.
      6 months ago I’m not with my partner of 7 years, we left and started a relationship with a guy in my neighborhood. I know him well, I’ve been 4 months with him and know his name, address, where he works as a child you have and where he is studying. Well, now there is this guy. It seems that existed before me ‘jump’ but now no trace, I hired a detective to look for it and there in this ‘flat’.
      I went to a psychiatrist and attribute it to stress, believed to be hallucinations, but I know not. Myex-boyfriend is with me as usual, I’ve never left it seems, and Augustine (my boyfriend now) seems to never have existed here, it lives in the apartment where he lived nor find his son. I swear it’s real, I am very sane. My own family does not remember things as surgery on the shoulder of my sister a couple of months ago, have never operated, and little things like that.
      Unfortunately I do not remember many important things in the news, but the rest of the world seems to be the same. There are many little things in the past five months and now many, nonsense, clothes on my closet and I have not bought, post on the blog of a radio program I had with my ex (which is still my boyfriend now) and I stopped to …. I do not know is nonsense but I’m really rope is real.
      PLEASE if anyone has gone something like contact me, to see what could have happened, I find no pathology that matches what has happened to me. I’ve been five months reading all the theories I’ve found and I am convinced that she has been a leap between planes, anything, any decision, any action that has to change some things, which I ‘mosque’ is that it is in the year, and why I have not jumped to another time, I am exactly the same. To explain, it is as if he had lost his memory and 5 months ago I woke up having dreamed those 5 months, except that everyone remembers me at the time, and I’ve done things that I am not conscious of having done. Do you experience more?
      Please refrain funny and people who have ‘the truth’ in his hand. It is very serious for me.

      The above was a letter on the internet of her reaching out to several message boards for help. Talk about being alone. Everyone you told this to would simply believe you are nuts. Because any changes that you expierienced that suddenly changed for you overnight were always like that for everyone else.
      • The Man in the Tokyo Airport A curious incident took place in Tokyo, Japan during the early 1990s: a man arrived on a flight with a passport from a non-existent country. The man expressed anger and shock when Japanese customs officials detained him. Although the officials checked their records carefully, the passport had been issued by a country that did not exist. No record showed the country had ever existed.
        Although passports exist issued by non-existent countries (known as camouflage passports), this passport was real and had custom officials’ stamps on various pages including stamps by Japanese customs officials from previous visits.
        The man was well-traveled, caucasian, said the country was in Europe and had existed for almost 1,000 years. He carried legal currency from several European countries, an international drivers license and spoke several languages.
        Finally, indignant, he demanded a meeting with higher government authorities. He was convinced some massive practical joke was being played on him.
        After being detained for almost 14 hours in a small security room at the airport terminal, some government officials took pity on him and transported him to a hotel. They ordered the mystery visitor to wait there until they decided what to do about the matter. From the reports, the Japanese were just as confused and flustered as the mysterious man without a country.
        Although two immigration officials were posted with instructions not to permit the man to leave his room, the next morning the guards discovered he was gone. The only exit was the door they watched and the only window had no outside ledge and was 15 stories above a busy downtown street.
        The authorities launched an intensive manhunt throughout Tokyo for the mysterious traveler, but finally gave up the hunt.
        The man was never seen again.
      • The Disappearing Professor 
        Inexplicata relates a story that is like Lerina's, except from the opposite point of view.
        The original account was written by journalist Segundo Peña and published in one of Venezuela’s biggest newspapers, El Tiempo.
        Peña relates a strange tale that smacks heavily of a multiverse shift. The incident occurred on the campus of ULA (the University of the Andes) and involved a well-known faculty member.
        This is what happened in full daylight, according to dozens of witnesses: the professor left one of the university's buildings, crossed a parking lot to his parked car, and entered it. Many saw him as he walked to his car, some even called out to him and waved.
        The professor opened his car door, climbed in, sat down, and closed the door. The car sat there unmoving. Eventually, a few curious students went to the car and found it empty.
        The professor had vanished, presumably for good, as the incident occurred more than 40 years ago.

         So what is happening here? Science is now leaning toward the fact that we live in a constantly oscillating multiverse with ripples occationally crossing each other. In fact, scientists that were observing subatomic particles noticed that they were in flux, sometimes dissappearing and reappearing.
        There is no orthodox scientific explanation for any of the incidents described, unless one looks at the leading edge of scientific speculation.
        Exploring that dimly lit boundary between knowledge and mythbetween the known and the unknownthe answer may be found.
        People who appear and disappear may not be snatched up by rogue ripples of time, but by anomalies in the fabric of the shifting, living multiverse.
        Some quantum physicists theorize that existence is populated by infinite universes infinitely created. Each universe is like an infinite bubble birthing new universesnew limitless bubbles. Time does not exist. Instead everything is an eternity of now.
        In the world of the quantawhich encompases all that isthe multiverses are vibrating at different rates and some parallel worlds literally overlap ours.

        So watch out.


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      Thursday, July 14, 2016


      How to win at Craps

    1. Thursday, July 14, 2016
    2. Mark Laechel
    3. Here is how to win at Craps.

      I once found a book that discussed statistical compression. Basically, it stated that events that are supposed to happen within a given statistical frame sometimes do not happen in that frame. But if they dont, they tend to come in bursts of events closely spaced together in clumps until the statistics even out in the big picture.

      Lets take the probability of rolling a 3 or a 11. The house pays this off at 15:1. The true odds that it should pay off is 17:1, and this gives a house edge of  11.11%. If you roll the dice a few hundred times you will notice that the 3 or 11 comes about once every 15 times or so. The reason for this probability is due to the construction of the dice. The dice has 6 sides and there is only one way to make a 3: the two dice as tossed have to come up with an ace (one dot) and a deuce (side with two dots). If a machine were set up to toss these two dice in a random way forever, the probability line would at first be chaotic, but then would flatten out to a certain once every 17 rolls.

      However in the shorter term, you will notice something happen from time to time. When there is a drought of a 3 or 11 being rolled, such as 40 or 50 rolls going by without one of these numbers, once a 3 or an 11 does hit, there tends to be a bunch of those 3 or 11 hits happen in a very short time until there is statistical balance, i.e. a balanced out number of 3 or 11s per the total amount of rolls in question. So lets say there was 70 rolls that went by without a 3 or and 11. Then a 3 or an 11 hits. At 70 rolls, with everything being even, there should have been 70/17 hits of 3 or 11. That is, there should have been 70 (total rolls so far) divided by 17 (probability of a hit once every 17 rolls) at this point. So we are in statisitical deficit. And the dice usually want to even that out quick with a burst of 3s and 11s.

      This is where I get into an argument with statisticians. According to the math, each roll is independent of any rolls before it, the dice have no memory, and therefore there is no such thing as statistical pressure. There is no "Pressure" for a 3 or an 11 to hit.
      But if that were the case, how does the casino set odds? They know there is long term pressure for the dice to perform in certain ways, and due to the physical contruction of the dice, they know that certain events will happen so many times out of so many tosses that they can set odds to it and make money long term.
      Its a real brain burner. However, I have been playing craps for 20 years and have seen this over and over again. If the 2 or 12 havent hit for 100 rolls or more, when one does hit, suddenly a see a few 12s get rolled almost in a row, as if the dice are suddenly balancing things out again. The same with 3 and 11.

      So with that said, here is my system.

      Come up to the table, and buy in with 200-300 dollars. You are going to be doing two things at once...counting how many times since the last 3 or 11, and counting how many times since the last 2 or 12.

      Here is the gist. If 15 rolls go by without a 3 or 11, bet 1 dollar on the 3 and one dollar on the 11 for 6 rolls. When it hits, stop betting and start over, counting to 15 rolls without a 3 or an 11. If 6 rolls go by with you betting each time on the 3 or 11 a dollar apiece without a hit, stop betting after the 6th roll, and wait until a 3 or an 11 hits, then start counting for 15 rolls of no 3 or an 11.

      If during the time you are counting up to 15 a 3 or an 11 hits, that blows it, and you have to start over the count. You may have to start over many times.

      At the same time, you will be counting up to 30 before you put a dollar on the 2 and a dollar on the 12, and you will make this bet 10 times in a row. If at any time during those 10 times in a row your bet hits, take the money and start counting again at 1. If at any time a 2 or a 12 hits during your count up to 30, you have to start the count at 1.

      You will only be betting on the 3 or 11 after 15 rolls have gone by without a 3 or 11.
      You will only be betting on the 2 or 12 after 30 rolls have gone by without a 2 or 12.

      You will bet 6 rolls on the 3 or 11,
      You will bet 10 rolls on the 2 or 12.

      I myself have a thing to keep track of my chips. I come up with my 200 dollars and get red 5 dollar chips. Then I ask for 20 one dollar chips. When I am counting, I use a white chip as a marker, inserting a red 5 dollar chip every toss of the dice without a 3 or 15 so I can quickly count and see where I am in the 15 count.

      Sometimes if 60 rolls go by without a 3 or an 11, I will switch up: when a 3 or an 11 finally get thrown, I then launch a 10 step bet of a dollar on the 3 or 11. Each time it hits, I start betting again right away and dont stop betting until I lose 10 in a row. This way I take advantage of a clump of hits that are coming across as the odds try to straighten themselves out.

      The above paragraph is only when there is an absense of 11 or 3 for like 60 rolls and an absense of 2 or 12 for over 100 rolls.

      Now lests go through some examples.
      We get to the table and here is the rolls we watch:
      4,6,7,8,6,4,11 (shit, gotta start over the 3 and 11 count only got to roll #7, trying to get to roll #15 before we start betting) 5,6,12 (shit, now start over the 2 and 12 count) 5,6,7,7,7,2 (start over 2 and 12 count) 7, 5,6,8,4,8 (now launch 3 and 11 betting for 6 bets) 4,3 (winner, take our money payoff, start count over again for 3 and 11)8, 9,4,8,5,6,7,7,4,3,3 (start over 3 and 11 count to zero again) 5,6,9,10,4 (now launch 10 bet on 2 and 12) 4,12 (Hit!! take the money, reset 2 and 12 count to zero.)

      Now...if you are in a betting sequence and it does not hit during your six step 3 and 11, or your ten step 2 and 12 betting sequence, remember, you have to wait until you see the 3 or 11 until you reset the count to 0 and start counting. This is to eliminate the crazy long streaks that occur every now and then where the 3 or 11 doenst show up for 50 rolls or more. And if you do see a crazy long streak, remember you can change it up like described in the above underlined paragraph 3 paragraphs up.

      Go ahead. Try it on the wizard of odds.com  Choose the version 2 craps, more updated. Once you are comfortable with the system you can try it live at a casino.

      A word about the casino. If you are betting on the 2 and 12 they wont let you put one bet on the 2, and one bet on the 12. They will just split it. The payoff for your bet will be the same because at half odds, your bet will be doubled for both, so the money recived back will be the same after a hit. Just tell them "Hi Low" which is slang for 2-12 bet. If you want to bet on the 3 and 11, toss them your bet and say " Ace-Deuce- Yo" and they will split it on the 3 and 11. A word about the 3 and 11. The payoff will be slightly lower because they cant split 15 to 1. They instead pay 7 to 1 instead of 7.5 to one. But the hi low bet will pay correctly at 30 to 1 pays off at 15 to 1.

      Good luck. Any questions, leave as comment below.

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      Great post! Get this man a beer!