The lengendary Tiger tank…Hitler’s super weapon of the WW2 battlefield. So superior to all other tanks of the enemy that the Battle of Kursk was delayed to allow the Tiger 1 to spearhead the attack that would drive the Russians back and bring victory back to the Germans on the eastern front…or so they hoped. “The Last Citadel” by David L Robbins is a fictional novel based on this premise and this is my review.
The Last Citadel by David L Robbins, is a fictional book based on historical events surrounding the epic tank battle at Kursk Russia in 1943 during WWII. The German forces were bogged down by the Russian winter, the Russian victory at Stalingrad and then the subsequent spring rain and mud. In the summer of 1943 the Germans had amassed a huge force to attack Russia and regain lost ground. This would lead to the largest tank battle in history and also lends a dynamic backdrop to this book. There are 4 main characters that drive this story. The first is a Spanish officer Captain Luis Ruiz de Vega serving with the SS Liebstandarte Panzer Division. He was wounded in the Battle of Leningrad and is but a shell of his former greatness. The next 3 are all from the same Russian Cossack family. Dimitri Berko, a private driving the T-34 in the Soviet 3rd Mechanized Division. He is commanded by Sergeant Valentin Berko, Dimitri’s son, and Katya Berkovna, Dimitri’s daughter, a night bomber with the famous all-female bomber squadrons of the Red Air Force, so-called the Night Witches by the Germans that they bomb. The 3 main story lines follow de Vega being assigned to escort the new super panzer of the German Army, the Tiger 1 Panzerkampfwagen VI, via train to the front and assure that the Tigers are delivered intact. He then starts itching for action to command one of the Tigers at the Battle of Kursk. He soon realizes how the Tiger is most effective in battle. With Demitri and son Valentin in the same T-34 there is much of the father/son tension along with the tank battles that ensue. The author keeps all entities separate into what seems like 3 different stories revolving around the build up to the tank battle at Kursk. Each character has there own well detailed back stories that are fleshed out through memories, flashbacks and boastful story telling during the lulls in the battles. The best aspect of this book is the historical detail and accuracy of the Tiger tank and the Battle of Kursk. This book was very close to being non-fiction in the level of detail, but also very engrossing character development. After reading about David L Robbins amount of research that was conducted, I knew just how realistic this book was. He had spent 3 weeks on the battlefields of Kursk in the middle of summer getting a feel for the heat and sun of the Russian steppes. He also trained in how to derail a train using explosives as the Partisan Russian fighters attempted in destroying the shipment of the Tiger tanks in the story. Time was also spent in pouring over accounts from German and Russian tankers’ first hand battle accounts. “Hands on” equipment training was given to him ranging from firearms to the tanks at the Aberdeen Ordinance Museum in Maryland and being taken around in a restored T-34 in Virginia. David L Robbins certainly did his homework for this book and you will feel it when you read it. If you like WW2 tanks, then this is a must read for you.
About the author:
William Snyder has a passion for World War 2 German panzer tanks…so much so that it inspired him to design and create t shirts based on these armored beasts. To see his designs goto: ACHTUNG T SHIRT and BLOG.
In a previous article entitled “How To Get Free Wine,” I outlined a very simple strategy that you can leverage to eliminate the economic impact that your affection for wine has on your bank account. In this article, I will expand on that system to demonstrate how to make money drinking wine. Since wine drinking is such an enjoyable and intoxicating activity, it only makes sense to create a revenue stream out of it. Wouldn’t you agree?
If you haven’t read “How To Get Free Wine,” I strongly suggest you read it – just to familiarize yourself with the strategy that we will be building on in this article. In a nutshell, the concept encourages you to become a home-based business or internet business owner so that you can legally write off your wine-related expenditures on your taxes as business expenses. By playing smart and working the US Tax Code like big business and the wealthy do, you will open the door to all sorts of possibilities.
I also suggest that you select a network marketing company as your small business because of the extremely low start-up costs and monthly overhead, as well as the lucrative upside to their compensation plans. The primary goal with this system is to become a business owner for very low investment so that you can use tax write-offs as the vehicle to get your wine for free. I will now explain the 2nd step of the process, which entails making money from drinking wine.
Now that you know how to get free wine, you should be prepared to start your network marketing company or home-based business. You also know that you need to promote your business in some capacity while you are running up your bar tab, so you should be talking to people at the bar or presenting your products to people at your home. By conducting those business activities, you are in the clear for getting free wine. Now if you promote your business well, you will naturally start to make sales or recruit others into your company and start making money.
My recommendation is present your business as your own, personal, golden ticket that enables you to drink wine for free and make money while doing it. When conversing with prospects about your business, simply tell them that you help people learn how to drink for free and make extra money in their spare time. That is what you do. People really get excited to hear more about that – particularly people that enjoy wine.
If you can explain to them how they can drink for free by owning a small network marketing business as a side-project (or just show them these articles), the majority of people will ask what your business is. At this point, you just present the business to them in whatever fashion your company suggests and go from there. If you have selected a good business as the foundation of your free wine system, a very high percentage of people who get the concept will join you. So pick a good company.
Most network marketing compensation plans will pay an immediate bonus on the sale of a start-up kit that your new business partners purchase when joining you, as well as weekly residual commissions on the business volume of your organization. So when you successfully teach someone how to drink for free and they join your business, you will get paid. Now you are actually making money while drinking free wine. That’s pretty cool.
There are typically also several bonuses that can be earned in a network marketing company that can really accelerate your income generation. The more people that you share the free wine system with, the more people will join your business, and the more money you will make. You just created a residual income stream from drinking wine and helping other people learn how to do the same. Congratulations!
Stay tuned for the next chapter in this series, where you will learn how to get rich drinking wine. If you’re going to make money drinking wine anyway, you may as well get rich doing it.
Green Organics International:
Description of Green Organics International:
You will get the facts first, and then my interpretation of the facts. Green Organics International is a legitimate, and real company. It has all-natural products, and the possibility of earning an income from selling the products. Of course there are no guarantees. That is up to the individual. I like natural products better than chemicals, like most people these days.
Green Organics International is in the category of health and wellness, and is part of the home business category.
Go Slim Extreme is the most popular of all the products Green Organics International has to offer. The company was launched January 1st, 2012, and it was thought up and formulated in September, of 2011. The Go Slim Extreme is a natural weight loss vitamin.
The core values of Green Organics International:
Green Organics International was built primarily around three factors that the owners found incredibly important. These things are honesty, integrity, and transparency. They also want to create a lot of very successful sales people (distributors).
One additional focus for Green Organics International is charities. I really appreciate companies that give back to the world, and thought it was worth noting.
The founders of Green Organics International:
Out of the eight people listed on the corporate team list, three of them have very successful backgrounds in the home based business industry. The other people on the team are also very successful in their chosen career paths. Because it’s a health related industry, it should be obvious there are nutritional experts, and other medical professionals.
The Green Organics International founder is Paula Scarcella. She created the company because she felt like the compensation plan wasn’t fair in her previous company. She wanted to help more distributors find success.
Brett J. Earl is the medical advisor of the company.
Green Organics International: The products
Go Slim Extreme is one product they have to offer, but there is a larger variety as well.
Green Organics International Categories
1.Nutritional – 9 products
2.Skin Care – approximately 9 products
3.Baby & Tween – 5 products
4.Home & Laundry – 2 products
5.Dog & Cat Vitamins – 2 products
6.Video Conferencing/E-mail – 1 product
The home business pay plan:
I really like how they pay you with this company. It’s created to be fair, and cost effective. They have also taken several different strategies, and created a unique plan to help distributors build real teamwork.
Once you have three recruits, everyone else you personally sponsor will help your team, in a “waterfall” effect.
With this plan, you will help your entire team equally.
As you get promoted, and move your way up, you get more and more opportunities for extra income streams. In this company, there are a lot of profit sharing pools.
There are several streams of income to be earned through this company. Depending on what part of the business you are best in, you can be earning monthly, daily, and weekly all at once.
What I like and don’t’ like about Green Organics International:
The better side of the company:
Typically, vitamins cost a lot of money. With Green Organics International, that statement is not quite as true. It still costs, however, the price is much lower than other companies. I believe the lower cost will cause a greater interest in this company. Because of the larger interest, more distributors will become successful.
Why I did not join:
Within the Home based business industry, the most popular segment is health. People love the idea of getting healthy and wealthy. I love the idea too! The problem lies within how many other companies are competing for the health and wellness pie. Because there are so many health companies out there, how will you know which one is the best? My problem with nutritional products is that I have never really felt that much of a difference taking a vitamin. Many people’s lives have been changed by the vitamins, but my life has remained the same. There is an intangible result from taking vitamins, and many do not feel any difference, which makes it hard to sell to others.
You don’t really need to find a company that doesn’t have any competition because that is pretty much impossible. What you do want to find is something unique/original, at least to a certain extent. If you can join a company that has 5,000 competing companies, and a company that has 3 competitors, what would you choose?
Ending thoughts about Green Organics:
The part that turned me off of Green Organics was that it is a vitamin company. I just have a hard time joining a vitamin company. Many people will join Green Organics and succeed greatly. I on the other hand choose to go elsewhere. The compensation package is wonderful with this company, which is what sets it apart from the rest of the home businesses.
Success in Green Organics International, or any home business takes skill, and the right training. How will you make sure you succeed?
Earning an income in Green Organics International is not easy. It’s not easy in any business. The majority of people will fail. 97% of people fail in the home business industry, yet the secret to success is quite simple.
Thank you for reading my Green Organics International Review.
Successful Entrepreneurs And Highly Educated Professionals Make More Money Online Because they Now Dominate Internet Marketing. The Best Online Businesses Opportunities Have Provided Unequaled Returns for Those Looking to Diversify Income and Investments
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Not Your Mamas Home Business
Home based businesses are no longer mom and pop, part time hobbies, used to make a few hundred dollars a month, in order to supplement the family budget, or perhaps provide some extra spending cash for the annual family vacation.
In fact, the industry, now more commonly referred to as Internet Marketing or Search Engine Marketing (SEM), has evolved into a sophisticated business model commonly earning savvy entrepreneurs multiple six and seven figure incomes (often monthly), through network marketing, direct sales, and affiliate programs.
Internet based businesses now create millionaires more often than any other business model both in the United States and world wide, with no indications of any slowdown looming. As a matter of fact, the internet based business model is the only business market that has remained largely immune to major economic downturns in the general national and global economies, expanding at double digits rates.
Forbes Magazine predicted that 79 million Americans will start a Home Based Business of some kind during the next 3 to 5 years
Web 2.0 marketing systems have become available that WILL MARKET YOUR OPPORTUNITY AND PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ON THE MAJOR SEARCH ENGINES FOR YOU, giving your business a huge presence on the Internet in just months. Once you business is positioned correctly you can start earning big income even while running your existing business.
If you understand just how powerful this is becoming to network marketing and direct sales businesses, you will be far ahead of the ALL of the major trends in the current evolution of business on the Internet. You will be developing a business that will far exceed your income diversification goals much more rapidly and easily. The six and seven figure incomes earned by many are fueling the best online business opportunities for further income diversification and investments.
So, How Do Successful Professionals Find The Time and Resources to Make More Money Online Using the Best Online Business Opportunities?
If you have not recently been involved in a successful next generation internet based business, it doesnt take long to realize that there is a lot of unfamiliar territory. Regardless if you are a successful entrepreneur, top corporate executive, an accomplished professional, or a highly regarded physician, you will benefit by a having consolidated source of information on critical advances and trends that will propel your business and investments to your desired level of success much more rapidly.
How Can You Use An Internet Based Business To Go From a Nominal, or Even Negative Net worth To Becoming Worth Multiple Millions of Dollars in Three to Five Years?
As marketing systems develop, technology advances, and opportunities become increasingly more sophisticated and profitable, the answers to this question continue to evolve. But the basic foundational answer is by developing a strategic plan of income diversification, investments, and tax minimization.
Internet Business Income Opportunities enhanced by continuing development of marketing systems, industry altering advances in technology, and the increased quality and sophistication of home business offerings are now drawing from an ever expanding pool of highly educated, top rated, and very successful professionals from all fields of endeavor, who are forging the elite next generation of internet based businesses.
From the inception of the home based business industry, highly regarded professionals who invested heavily with their personal and financial resources to develop top reputations, would wisely refrain from associating themselves with the well deserved, unsavory, and unprofessional perceptions of the early multi level marketing (MLM) industry.
However, these same professionals are now revolutionizing the Internet based direct marketing and network marketing business markets with the elite next generation of financial based income and investment opportunities. This trend has transformed the Internet Based Business Market into a highly sophisticated and technologically advanced direct path to attaining unmatched financial success through diversification of income streams and investments. These business models are now being taught at top business colleges and universities around the county. The web 2.0 markeing systems advance, the greater the chances for huge success for a growing number of entrepreneurs.
This pioneering group of accomplished, well educated, and business savvy professionals is now dominating the internet based business market with a presence that is expanding in influence and prosperity unmatched in the history of the industry.
These savvy professionals are also allowing starting a home based business to maximizing their wealth by minimizing income taxes. Always consult your tax professional, but some benefits are summarized as follows:
There are the laws for those starting a home based business, both full-time or part-time. With proper documentation, they can deduct their house, their spouse, and even children (by hiring them, or using them in their advertising and websites), their business vacations, recreation, their cars, and their food with colleagues. They can also set up a pension plan beating any government plan in comparison.
In addition to all the benefits mentioned above, if your home-based business produces a tax loss in the first year or so, you can use that tax loss against any other income you have. It can be used against wages earned as an employee, dividends, pensions, or interest income-or you can use the loss against your spouse’s earnings if you file a joint return.
If the tax loss exceeds all your income for this year, you can carry back the loss two years and get a refund from the IRS for up to the last two years of income taxes paid, or you can carry over the loss for the next twenty years.
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The Best Really Is Yet To Come!
Rudys Fruity Applesauce, an endeavor that caters to gift basket stores and gourmet niche foods, almost never happened. In an odd way, we had to thank a tanking stock market for our success.
Several years ago I had been working at mutual fund investment firm and the stock market was doing its typical volatility thing (anyone remember Y2K?) and things were looking fairly bleak for the investment industry. The dot com boom had just busted and many investors were literally frozen with fear about trying to make any more decisions as to where or how to invest their funds. Many had great losses (albeit on paper) and were sitting deathly still.
Now, an applesauce business was nowhere on my radar, but, I had managed to save a little bit of cash and discussed with my wife the idea of doing some type of business for ourselves. With a high probability of a layoff looming in the not too distant future we decided to start looking around as well as brainstorm for ideas. It was the fall season and here in New Hampshire that means many things, but, one especially: apple picking.
One day I had gone to a local orchard and bought some apples, took them home, found my favorite applesauce recipe and started churning out my favorite food. I had cooked enough of it that I was giving some of it away to relatives and my sister-in-law, who LOVES our homemade applesauce, joking said that we ought to consider selling our applesauce to local gourmet stores.
It was one of those “Sweet Baby Jesus!” moments. Thank goodness we had never owned a business before that time!! We began a very arduous, but, ultimately, rewarding process of trying to establish a home based business. It took us to places and people we never thought wed ever go or meet. The research alone was brutal. Government licenses, cooking processes, jars, recipe trials and errors, creating a logo, marketing, safety procedures, sales, internet presence, etc. The list now seems HUGE looking back.
The Applesauce Name
But, we were successful! The name for our gourmet applesauce business, Rudys Fruity Applesauce, is a homage to my father-in-law who passed away while we were in the early stages of establishing the business. The flavors came about through extensive family food tastings to see which combinations of fruit worked with our apples.
Some of our greatest times have come from the many trade shows and product samplings at stores that weve been able to do around New England. Weve been honored with doing a tasting/presentation at an inauguration for one of New Hampshires governors, at the State House! That was a hoot AND we were named as The Best of New Hampshire by New Hampshire magazine a few years ago.
Weve seen folks use our gourmet applesauces in cookies, oatmeal, bread, with granola and warmed up served on ice cream! Applesauce is loaded with fiber and nutrition so ranks as a top health food.
Were still a small business. Weve had a few set-backs. But, weve revamped our website, taken a few more deep breaths and continue to march forward. Ya gotta love this country!!
Tomorrow I’ll write about trying different fruit combinations. Kiwi/Pear? Coconut? Who knows!
Have an applesauce day!