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About Kerry Wood

Executive Director for non-profit (501c4) Citizens for a Free Market, CEO for Dark Horse Strategy Group, LLC. South Carolina politico. Heavily involved in all aspects of Carolina politics; Legislation, Elections, GOP, Grassroots Development, etc. Recovering Computer Programmer, taking experience developing medical software and databases into the political world, tackling projects in a very analytical manner.
2202, 2016

Idea To Reality: Simple Steps For Creating A Tech Product

By |February 22nd, 2016|Tech|Comments Off on Idea To Reality: Simple Steps For Creating A Tech Product

The fact that technology has changed the world is beyond dispute. Every year, it seems, new products hit the shelves that soon become part of the mainstream environment.

But, have you ever wondered how they get there? If you have an idea for a new product, there are a few simple steps to take before it turns into a reality. And, they might not be as hard as you think.

Today, we’re going to take a look at the simple steps that all technology products go through before they enter the market.

Market need

First of all, having an idea is one thing, but making it marketable is another. The amount of research that goes on before a product makes it to the store shelves is incredible. And, if you want success, you will need to do the same. There needs to be a large market for your product if you wish to make a lasting impression. And, just because you have a problem you think you are solving, it doesn’t mean that anyone else shares the same issues. For large scale success, you need to address large-scale needs.

Development

The next step is the product development. Here, you’ll need to take into account parts and machinery, as well as any software contentions. It’s important to be aware of your costs, and start to think about the costs of scaling up production. At this stage, you’ll be looking at building a few working prototypes, but once you start creating thousands of units, every cent will count. So, during the development process, always have one eye on finding cheaper alternatives. Of course, you should do this without affecting the quality of the product.

Prototype

Don’t underestimate the value of an excellent prototype. You can […]

1002, 2016

The Bullies: Why Evangelicals Like Trump

By |February 10th, 2016|Editorial, Politics, Presidential|Comments Off on The Bullies: Why Evangelicals Like Trump

“Donald Trump is such a bully that I
can’t understand why evangelicals like him!”
I’ve heard that and have read it (or similar statements) in many social media postings from people who are genuinely dumbfounded as to why. There has been no shortage of people declaring that Christians either “won’t” or “shouldn’t” vote for Trump. There have even been those calling a person’s faith into question if they do support Trump.

The quickest and simplest way to explain the “why” is to point to the saying; “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

Bully #1: The Left (Democrats) long ago declared Christians their enemy. They have fought for abortions, to remove God from our public schools, forced sexually deviant lifestyles on us and our children, all with no tolerance of Christian faith while preaching to Christians that it is they who should be tolerant.

Bully #2: The Press (Mainstream Media) are practically joined at the hip with the Democrats. Since The Left cannot truly align their agendas with a Christian faith, they have the Press out there constantly justifying everything The Left does. They have loaded us up with talking heads and faux polling data in an effort to guide the sheep in their direction.

Bully #3: Hollywood uses star power to constantly reinforce the agendas of the left (global warming, sexually deviant lifestyles, etc). And, where most people say they aren’t interested in politics, just try to find any mainstream show where politics isn’t injected – it is virtually impossible.

Bully #4: The GOP (Establishment). This category is more of a mixture of bullies and enablers. We have those “Lindsey Graham types” which call their own constituents “bigots” because they want our borders closed, but for the most part, it […]

2401, 2016

Final Four: Hating on the Carolina Panthers Continues

By |January 24th, 2016|Football, Sports|Comments Off on Final Four: Hating on the Carolina Panthers Continues

We are down to the final four teams with the AFC and NFC Championship Games being played today.

I don’t believe any team could possibly have been dismissed more this season than the Carolina Panthers. Many sports commentators were referring to them as “the worst four and 0 team in the NFL” early in the season. Even though the Panthers would win one game after another, week-after-week, the media would remain dismissive and most would pick against the Panthers.

I’ve heard “the Carolina Panthers haven’t played any real teams this season” a few times even though they beat teams like the Seattle Seahawks (twice) and Green Bay Packers.

So here we are, at the NFC Championship Game. It’s being held in Charlotte (because the Carolina Panthers earned that) so they will have a home field advantage. The Carolina Panthers, led by Quarterback Cam Newton, didn’t lose a game this year until Week 16 when they lost in Atlanta to the Falcons, ending the third longest winning streak in NFL history. The Carolina Panthers haven’t lost a home game since November 16, 2014 (also to the Falcons).

Yet… in watching Inside the NFL last night on Showtime, all three picked Arizona Cardinals over the Carolina Panthers. It’ll be interesting today to watch the talking heads on CBS and Fox later today as we head into the games. If I were a betting man, I would place a bet that the majority of commentators will pick the Arizona Cardinals over the Carolina Panthers. For whatever reason, they simply do not like Carolina.

Who’s NOT picking Arizona over the Carolina Panthers, the bookies! If you want to bet on the game, there is a four point spread with the Carolina favored meaning those […]

1812, 2015

Star Wars Episode VII: Déjà vu

By |December 18th, 2015|Entertainment|Comments Off on Star Wars Episode VII: Déjà vu

Great movie, but it could have had a better title
than “The Force Awakens” – perhaps Déjà vu?
George Lucas created something great back in 1977 with Star Wars IV: A New Hope, and then the following episodes of V: Empire Strikes Back and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi were each good movies. The prequels each fell short as they had a completely different look and feel to everything along with the very poor choice of introducing the character Jar Jar Binks. It was almost as though George Lucas himself didn’t actually understand the universe he had created. Before even being released, it has created an air of excitement Lucas was basically out and that J. J. Abrams would be steering the new ship under Disney.

When Episode VI was being made, there was talk of calling the movie “Revenge of the Jedi” but they went with “Return of the Jedi” as a true Jedi should not be seeking revenge. Well you can argue all you like as to whether a Jedi “should” seek revenge, but the better question would be; “could” a Jedi seek revenge? The answer would be yes a Jedi could seek revenge but not without opening himself up to the dark side. Falling short of what one should do and dealing with the consequences would have been a better storyline and would have better laid the groundwork for a future struggle (Episode VII) as there is always going to be a future struggle.
*SPOILER ALERT * SPOILER ALERT * SPOILER ALERT * SPOILER ALERT *
If you are still reading and you have not seen the movie, I would urge you not to go any further…
Which now brings us to that future struggle and it […]

1111, 2015

The Brainwashing of Multiculturalism

By |November 11th, 2015|Education|Comments Off on The Brainwashing of Multiculturalism

The latest video by Neel Kolhatkar titled
Modern Educayshun
exposes the infiltration of
multiculturalism in public education.
This is truly one of the best videos I have ever seen on YouTube. The video does a fantastic job of exposing what is really going on and does so in a very entertaining fashion. It comes across as satire, yet it’s not. You will want to laugh but you can’t because you will realize that tragically this is very true.

The acting done by those playing the students and teacher is incredible and impressive, especially Penelope, who had some of the best lines:
“We don’t ask questions, questions are offensive.”

“We haven’t added our privilege points yet, don’t you know anything?”

“You think you are so great with your math and your science and your facts…”

“You are so violating me with your different opinions.”

“If you don’t stop verbally assaulting us, we will be forced to attack you in self-defense.”
This may be a European-based production, but none-the-less it is completely relevant in regards to where the US public education system has been moving. Where most other cultures are finding it in their best interest to educate students on how to compete with the world, the federal government takeover of education in Western Society is mostly geared toward social engineering.

We can use a multitude of labels: Political Correctness, Feminism, Social Justice, Neo-Progressivism, etc. We have already had an entire generation divested of their capacity for independent thought and soon the beast will have consumed another generation as well.

For several decades a fight over public education has been raging.  We’ve had plenty of well-meaning people fight for school choice an other methods to free children from this tragic environment.  Now that we have been witnessing for years as […]

911, 2015

Judge Orders Bindi to Prove Dad is Dead

By |November 9th, 2015|Entertainment, Judicial, National|Comments Off on Judge Orders Bindi to Prove Dad is Dead

Global news apparently doesn’t reach Los Angeles courtroom
I don’t really care for reality shows like ABC’s Dancing with the Stars (DWTS), but this situation is just too odd to ignore.

Remember Steve Irwin (Crocodile Hunter)? Almost hard to believe it has been nine years since his tragic and bizarre death when a stingray thrusted a barb into his heart and killed him at just 44 years old.

His daughter Bindi Irwin was just eight years old at the time. She is now 17 and because she is a minor, a judge (who apparently lives under a rock) has actually ruled that Bindi prove to the court her father is really dead in order for her contract with DWTS to be approved.

“It’s unclear if the judge is unaware Steve died in 2006, or if she’s just a stickler for a death certificate,” reported TMZ.

911, 2015

Ben Carson Leads with Southern Ladies

By |November 9th, 2015|Politics, Presidential, South Carolina, State|Comments Off on Ben Carson Leads with Southern Ladies

GOP Presidential Candidate Ben Carson is
in first place among South Carolina Women
In a poll conducted this past weekend for PNN by Compingo Marketing and Research, it didn’t really surprise us to see Donald Trump hit the number one position in South Carolina with 26.3%, but there were some interesting points, particularly when it comes to the female voter.

There were nearly 1500 voters polled in the state of South Carolina. Here is the breakdown:

Now if you take Trump’s support and you break it out by gender, you will find that Trump is pretty even having 51.6% male supporters and 48.4% female supporters. It doesn’t matter whether you like Donald Trump or hate him – what this says, without all the rhetoric, is that his campaign is doing a good job.

Now, if only women were allowed to vote in South Carolina, then Trump is no longer in first place – Ben Carson is. Strictly looking at the female side of the poll, Carson is at 26% and Trump trails at 23%. Carson’s support, when you break it down by gender is at 37% male and 63% female. For whatever reason, Carson has connected with the southern female voter. What this really tells us is that Carson’s campaign needs to be adjusted, that it isn’t well-rounded. That’s not a bad thing – what it actually shows is that Carson has an avenue by which he could catch up to, or even overtake Trump. The campaign just needs to come up with a strategy to maintain their lead with females while they cure their deficiency with males.

Oddly enough, as extreme as the split is between genders with Ben Carson, Marco Rubio’s gender split was 32% male and 68% female. […]

2909, 2015

The Hill Buries Speaker John Boehner

By |September 29th, 2015|Congressional, National, Politics|1 Comment

Perhaps it is lost on Boehner, but what is all over the barn floor is not chocolate candy. It is the remains of the Obama agenda that has been rejected by the House.

Great article at The Hill by Rick Manning who makes some great points and says what many of us are thinking as well.  Manning holds nothing back as he begins his article (Time to Really Say Goodbye Mr Speaker) with:
On Friday, I praised Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on his decision to leave office; now, I’m going to bury him. What changed? Boehner’s announced intention to not go away, but instead to use his lame-duck period to “clean the barn.”
How is any of this supposed to work? How is any of this supposed to benefit the people or even “the party?”

You know how it is when an employee comes in one day and gives his two week notice; the employer doesn’t have to accept that notice, especially in environments which a person could do some serious damage during that time. How often have you seen an employer just go ahead and have the employee box up their stuff and get escorted out the door? This is where we need to say, “Thank you so much Mr. Speaker for your notice, now box up and vacate the position immediately!”

What Manning is calling for is a reasonable approach:
With the vote for Speaker still pending, the majority leader can and should thwart any egregious Boehner action simply by using his power over the legislative calendar. Boehner should finish out the two-month continuing resolution that he is working on and then retire gracefully on Oct. 1, allowing the House to move forward with the new leadership it so […]

609, 2015

Greenville Health System Going Private

By |September 6th, 2015|Health, South Carolina, State|3 Comments

PNN EXCLUSIVE: Greenville Health System (GHS)
plotting to move from a Public Non Profit to a Private Entity
We make no bones about it; we (PNN) are a hardcore group of conservatives attempting to build a more modern news outlet because we love the free market and detest the liberal mainstream media. We also believe in transparency when it comes to our government which places us in an awkward situation in respect to what GHS is attempting to do, so we will lay out the facts as we know them and leave it up to you to decide.

In 1912 the original hospital began with just 84 beds.

In 1947 State Act 432 creates Greenville General Hospital System to serve Greenville County. At this point, they became a taxpayer subsidized entity.

In 1966, I was born at Greenville Memorial Hospital and their name changed to Greenville Hospital System and the Board of Trustees purchased a 128-acre site on Grove Road. From this point forward, GHS continued to greatly expand, opening new facilities every few years, such as Marhall Pickens, a Nursing School, Children’s Hospital, Cancer Center, and much more, all with the help of taxpayers.

In 2007 GHS receives its largest single gift of $2.5 million from BI-LO® Charities for a children’s cancer center, so it goes to show that charity has helped grow GHS significantly as well.

In 2013 Greenville Hospital System becomes Greenville Health System.

Because We the People are not to suffer taxation without representation, our elected representatives pick the Board of Trustees to serve the public’s interest.

Although we have not been able to confirm this one piece of information directly; we are told that GHS is now the largest healthcare system in the state of South Carolina with […]

2708, 2015

Trump Soars Above 40%

By |August 27th, 2015|Politics, State House Races|Comments Off on Trump Soars Above 40%

In the latest poll posted by Gravis,
Donald Trump becomes the first candidate to break 40%.
Trump’s numbers are higher than all of the next 5 candidates combined! Here are the results:

Donald Trump – 40.1%

Ben Carson – 13%

Jeb Bush – 10%

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) – 7%

Carly Fiorina – 5.2%

John Kasich – 4.8%

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) – 4.7%

Mike Huckabee – 3.7%

Scott Walker – 3.5%

Rick Perry – 1.5%

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) – 1.5%

Chris Christie – 1.4%

George Pataki – 1.1%

Rick Santorum – 1%

Bobby Jindal – 0.9%

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) – 0.6%

This news release from Gravis:
Washington, D.C., August 25, 2015 – One America News Network, “OAN”, a credible source for 24/7 national and international news, released today its most recent 2016 Republican Presidential National Poll results conducted by Gravis Marketing. One America News Network’s latest national poll shows some amazing results for political outsider Donald Trump.

The New York real estate mogul has surged 30% above his pre-debate first place poll finish of 30.8% (as reported by OAN on July 31st) soaring to a new high of 40.1%.

Dr. Ben Carson, who won the GOP first debate as reported by OAN per its post-debate national poll results, has moved into second with 13.0%.

Jeb Bush dropped 3.3% to 10.0%, landing the former Florida Governor in third place.

Rounding out the top five and capturing a higher percentage of the GOP poll vote is Ted Cruz at 7.0% and Carly Fiorina with 5.2%. Fiorina has the biggest ranking jump moving from a previous 12th place, non-main stage debate position, into the top five.

Three of the top five, namely Trump, Cruz, and Fiorina, have never held office.

The OAN poll results show consolidation with the top five candidates accounting for 75.3% of the poll votes compared to 68.3% […]