2903, 2016

3 Industries Technology Is Impacting The Most

By |March 29th, 2016|Business, Energy, Health, Tech, Training/Resources|Comments Off on 3 Industries Technology Is Impacting The Most

Technology is sculpting modern life, but how is it impacting the business world? In today’s article, we’ll take a look at three industries that are most impacted by technology.

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Everything that you touch has been made by someone, somewhere. The manufacturing industry is massive and keeps getting bigger. There are new things that need to be made, and these new things require new technologies. Lots of manufacturing companies are using high-tech equipment to get their work done. Think about automotive manufacturing companies for a second; they use robotics to assist them. On the shop floor, there will be loads of robotic machines that work on fitting parts together. The need for humans is becoming less apparent in this industry! And, there’s the growth in 3D printing which has made it easier to make objects. In my opinion, we see some of the most advanced technology in this sector.

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Oil & Gas
The Oil & Gas industry is one of the biggest and most productive in the world. All over the globe, there are huge structures mining for oil and gas. Given that it’s such a huge business sector, there’s a need for technology to provide assistance. These days, there’s a wealth of oil and gas software for people within the sector to use. Commonly, engineers can use this software to build mining structures off-shore. But, there’s also some technology that helps the public too. There’re new and updated means of checking your gas meter, making life more convenient for you. And, some gas central heating systems can be controlled using apps on a mobile device. With regards to oil specifically, there’s a tonne of computer software to help with the drilling and mining […]

1302, 2014

Weighing Consequences Against What You Want to Accomplish

By |February 13th, 2014|Training/Resources|2 Comments

I’ve seen four or five avoidable mistakes made by SC activists in the past week. Mistakes which could cause candidates they support to lose votes. Mistakes which could aid candidates they do not support in gaining voters. Mistakes which could hurt politicians who ARE listening to them and ARE speaking with their voice at whatever level of government they are serving.

When I used to work in the spay/neuter field people would ask me all the time how to solve animal problems. And they’d be angry at a situation, very emotional about a sad event, and want someone to DO SOMETHING!!!!!!! One of the things they’d often want to do is write a nasty letter to the editor or stand up in a meeting and condemn this or that official or organization or interest group. (This was before Facebook and Twitter.) And while that would temporarily make them feel better, it would rarely, if ever, actually contribute to solving the problem that got them angry or sad in the first place. In fact, some of those tirades would set back progress that we’d been able to make via networking and conversations, and just being the folks who had behaved reasonably while trying to advocate for our cause.

And so, during those conversations I’d listen to what they wanted to do and nod. And when they finished and asked, “What do you think would happen if I did that?” I’d reply…

“If you do that, dogs will die.”

Because their actions would be counterproductive in gaining the ear of people who could be convinced to make decisions in our favor. We’d reinforce the “crazy animal people” meme, and the next time we’d go before individuals or groups who had decision […]

1701, 2011

The ABC's of Precinct Reorganization

By |January 17th, 2011|County, Training/Resources|Comments Off on The ABC's of Precinct Reorganization

What it is, why it’s important to the direction of the GOP, how to get involved, what to expect!

Thanks to the folks at www.conservative.sc for creating this video. Watch it, share it with your friends/family. Then come to the Spartanburg Tea Party meeting on Wednesday February 9 to learn more specifically about Spartanburg reorganization happening on March 3.

1701, 2011

Why Herman Cain

By |January 17th, 2011|Health, Training/Resources|2 Comments

Some may think that January 2010 may be too early to begin thinking about Presidential candidates, and if you lived in Kentucky or Oregon or Georgia you may have a point. But … this is SC and SC has the distinction of having not only the “first in the South” primary, but we were also awarded the honor of hosting the 2012 Southern Republican Leadership Conference AND the SCGOP will be hosting the first Republican presidential debate in May. So we’ve already seen some hopefuls making appearances in SC … Haley Barbour was at Nikki Haley’s inauguration, Rick Santorum was at this weekend’s March for Life, Newt Gingrich was the speaker at last month’s Spartanburg GOP Bronze Elephant event.

However … both Neil King Jr. of the WSJ and Pollster Extraordinaire Scott Rasmussen contend that it will not be one of the well-known names snagging the GOP nomination.

National pollster Scott Rasmussen told members of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry that the search is on for a candidate to challenge Barack Obama in 2012. “I have no idea who the Republicans will nominate next year,” the keynote speaker at LABI’s annual meeting said.
He surprised some business leaders by saying “it’s not one of the big names” — Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty or Newt Gingrich. Instead, he said it will be someone who hasn’t previously been involved in a national campaign but has some national recognition.

South Carolinians will have an extraordinary opportunity to provide a tipping point for some of these candidates by our responses to and interactions with them while they are visiting our state. Hopefully you feel empowered and excited by that responsibility! To that end … I […]

1601, 2011

Grass Roots State House Orientation January 25, 1 PM

By |January 16th, 2011|State, Training/Resources|Comments Off on Grass Roots State House Orientation January 25, 1 PM

Talbert Black had to postpone his orientation last week due to the snow, so here is the new date.

Click here for details on taking a tour of the State House and more information. You’ll be shown how to find your way around the State House and how to find the Senate and House balconies. You’ll also be shown where your Representative’s and Senator’s offices are located. We’ll also see the committee and sub-committee rooms, where much of the work on the bills take place.

Your guide will explain to you how you can have real effective influence on your representatives, and where their pressure points are, so that you can have maximum influence for the amount of work you put in.

This is a great opportunity to learn how to become a more effective activist in Columbia and right in your local district. Contact Talbert with your RSVP at talbertjr1@windstream.net.

1601, 2011

Constitution Class signup continues

By |January 16th, 2011|Training/Resources|2 Comments

We are excited about the start of our Constitution Class which begins on Saturday January 29! The class will take place in the Barrett Room at the Downtown Library, address is 151 South Church Street. The library opens at 9:00 am, our class will begin at 9:15 and go until 11:30. There is no charge for the class.

The books have arrived! You can purchase a copy of “The 5,000 Year Leap” for $5.00 when you arrive at class if you need a copy. We will be using a video lecture series based on that book and 28 fundamental beliefs of the Founding Fathers outlined in it.

We have over 40 people signed up, but there is plenty of room for more! Please spread the word to your friends/coworkers/family who might want to learn more about the Constitution in an informal setting … just We The People learning together. Ask them to email me directly (to enroll or to ask questions) at info@spartanburgteaparty.org or use the link below to go directly to our sign-up page.

Click here to sign up for our Constitution Class.

1501, 2011

$$$Buy Red$$$

By |January 15th, 2011|Tea Party, Training/Resources|1 Comment

This is one of my wishes … that conservatives in America will take up the challenge to Buy Red. To support with your dollars companies … entertainers … states … industries … advertisers … any opportunity to support conservative principles with the dollars you spend. And … conversely … to starve those that support the progressives.

There used to be a website called Buy Blue which was an online consumers’ guide designed to help progressives in the United States choose brands that favored their politics. It is now defunct, but I ran across someone on Twitter who had captured the info in 2005 and blogged it … from the Buy Red perspective. Right Wing Troll brings us this list of companies which support conservatives. I don’t think the blog is currently active, but the list remains.

I urge you to “go there” … go there in deciding how you spend your monies in every possible consumer transaction. Then “go there” when you decide what movies to support, what CDs to purchase, where you vacation … it’s not as exhilarating as standing shoulder to shoulder in a march on DC, but it may, in the long run, accomplish even more if we can move the majority to use their finances to fight the progressives.

I’m going to include the LONG list “below the fold” … I’m pointing this out assuming the original blog was credible, it seems to be.


301, 2011

Constitution Classes, once a month, downtown library

By |January 3rd, 2011|Tea Party, Training/Resources|9 Comments

Below is information about the Constitution Classes we are facilitating monthly, on the last Saturday of the month, at the downtown branch of the library. The classes will be held in the Barrett Room from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m.; the address is 151 South Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306. We will be using a self-study course based on the book The 5,000 Year Leap which is a series of video lessons taught by Earl Taylor, Jr., the President of the National Center for Constitutional Studies.

The book focused on the 28 fundamental beliefs of the Founding Fathers which they said must be understood and perpetuated by every people who desired peace, prosperity, and freedom. These beliefs have made possible more progress in 200 years than was made previously in over 5,000 years. Thus the title “The 5,000 Year Leap”.

There is no charges for these classes. We will have the book “The 5,000 Year Leap” available to sell at the classes for $6.00/book. We will cover two lessons each session (we will meet monthly on the last Saturday of the month at the Barrett Room, pending availability). Each video lesson will run 40 minutes, after which we’ll have a 20 minute discussion, and then a second video and a second 20 minute discussion. We’ll give you handouts at the beginning of the class to help you watch for the “learning objectives” for each session.

The video lessons look at the Founding Fathers’ reliance on both Biblical principles and the lessons of world history in writing the Constitution, and how the 28 principles noted in the book have lead to the exceptionalism of America. The lessons are detailed, but easy to […]

1012, 2010

South Carolina Patriots Facebook page

By |December 10th, 2010|Tea Party, Training/Resources|Comments Off on South Carolina Patriots Facebook page

For those of you who LIVE on Facebook (unlike me who stumbles through)
The Tea Party Patriots are helping states organize some communication tools to make state wide networking more efficient. Anyone who would like to communicate/network with folks in other SC tea party/liberty groups can join in the fun here:


212, 2010

Americans for Prosperity invites Jim Lee to speak December 6

By |December 2nd, 2010|Tea Party, Training/Resources|Comments Off on Americans for Prosperity invites Jim Lee to speak December 6

Perhaps as you’ve followed Obama’s enemies list this fall you saw him demean the group Americans for Prosperity several times, and send his minions out to smear and investigate the Koch family, who has provided backing for the organization. Here’s a sample of one of Obama’s rants:

Right now all around this country there are groups with harmless-sounding names like Americans for Prosperity, who are running millions of dollars of ads against Democratic candidates all across the country. And they don’t have to say who exactly the Americans for Prosperity are. You don’t know if it’s a foreign-controlled corporation. You don’t know if it’s a big oil company, or a big bank. You don’t know if it’s a insurance company that wants to see some of the provisions in health reform repealed because it’s good for their bottom line, even if it’s not good for the American people.

I’ve been fortunate to become friends with Linda and Debbie who represent Americans for Prosperity in the Upstate and let me tell you a couple of things Americans for Prosperity has done for us:

1. Funded and provided door hangers for District 5 Mulvaney v. Spratt with the voting record information to inform voters prior to the Nov 2 election. I spent the Saturdays in October up in Cherokee County taking advantage of this AFP campaign, going door to door with other tea party folks to help get the word out.

2. Funded and facilitated the Spending Revolt Bus Tour which traveled the country and made several stops in SC including Columbia and York County. Both Mulvaney and Spratt were invited to speak at the York County event. Mulvaney showed up.

AFP put a lot of resources into SC […]