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Want to make a quick $250?

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Want to make a quick $250?

Go to Well Fargo online, take about 5 minutes to fill out an application and open a checking account with $25. Use the debit card 10 times and they'll give you $250. (Go to the gas station and put a $1 in 10 times, etc.) Then simply close the account and withdraw the money.

Here's the link: https://www.wellsfargo.com/jump/checking/prospect-offer

Easy peasy.

Don't say I never gave you anything. ;)

Update 3/11: Apparently, the link is now dead. Good going for all those who got it.


India Travel Visa for Americans

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Planning a trip to India? The adventure of getting a visa is thwart with your first dangers. You better pack millennial technical skills and watch out for bogus websites...

In recent news it's becoming more difficult to travel as an American. In the last few days the EU passed a non-binding resolution recommending visas for Americans who want to travel to Europe. Pre-Trump, Americans were often able to travel almost anywhere by just showing up. However, things are changing.

E.U. Lawmakers Call for End to Visa-Free Travel for Americans https://t.co/mtVuNo8x6L — Liv Jones (@Liv_Jones) March 4, 2017 A few years ago, I landed in Cairo and simply paid a small amount of money (around $15) at the airport for a visa to Egypt. The list of visas in my passport have taught me the pain and anguish that comes with the process. Most of mine have been student visas and cost around $300-$600. They're not cheap. My latest is a e-tourist visa through India, which was approved last night.

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Falling Through Life

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To the person I used to be,

Life is like falling. From birth to love to death we reach out into the infinity for others hoping for a brief second that if we travel far enough that we might touch another soul.

I woke up on January 9th 1977 from the fall. An era of mondo-cool short dresses and far-out bell bottoms. In the corner of the shag carpeted room was an American made Zenith television with a monotone mustached news anchor reporting on Jimmy Carter's succession. I drove a groovy red 1977 Ford Granada with a straight-six and gas stations were selling go-go juice for .62 gallon. I'm not sure how many times I would end up dying of dysentery on the Oregon Trail.

The world was changing, as the United States began testing the Space Shuttle and the launch of the Voyager II. In June of 77, just after Elvis’s last concert and just before his death in August, I came to the realization that this is the world I had woke up to. I had to accept that this reality was my own. I would sp…

Russia's interference in the elections, explained.

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What is Russia's thinking in their influencing of the U.S. Election, perhaps even aiding Trump to become President of the United States? 

In order to better understand Russia's thinking we have to go back to World War I when Russians and particularly, a lawyer named Vladimir Lenin rose to power under the ideals of Marxism. It was a time when Russia was transforming into the Soviet Union and Karl Marx's ideology of modern communism would give rise to America's Red Scare. “Hysteria provoked by a mounting fear and anxiety that a Bolshevik revolution in America was imminent — a revolution that would change church, home, marriage, civility, and the American way of life." "Out of this spark will come a conflagration”
-Iskra, 12/1900, (Co founded by Vladimir Lenin)
Marx's Das Kapital laid a framework for cultural and economic change that would eventually spread to over a third of the world (now a quarter), marking one of the fastest and widespread growths of pow…

How not to land a job overseas in world ran by Trump

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You're a kind good working person who cares for others. You struggle to get by but live your life with honesty, integrity and common sense values. These are what many people, including those who voted for Trump (I did not), might see as the pillars that make up American culture. However, ask many foreigners what their perception is of American culture, from outside the paradigm, and you'll quickly find confusion. Even for some of us within the bubble, indeed, it's still perplexing. Why wouldn't everyone deserve health-care, the freedom of buying international goods and the opportunity for greater interconnectedness? We're a country that loves to insist on high ideals but find many of the structures that bind our culture and society today to be paradoxical to that fact. I'm reminded of Lynn Nottage, a Pulitzer Price winning playwright, an Occupy Wall Street activist and playwright who penned "Ruined", a play about Congolese women who are brutally rape…

Never say Goodbye - A Summer on the Camino de Santiago: part 5

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This last July I walked the Camino de Santiago from France to Spain. I met a lot of different people, ended up in the hospital and eventually ended up in a series of airports trying to get back to the U.S. This is that story...

See Part 1: How to Find Happiness: A Summer on the Camino de Santiago
See Part 2: Maybe a dog fight near a cheese farm is simply a dog fight near a cheese farm.
See Part 3: It's a sign that we've all gone inside.
See Part 4: God wants you dead


I had arrived at the airport in Santiago, which was a sense of relief and fear. I've recovered quite well these last few days in Santiago but continue to have a sense of exhaustion from the fleeting infection leaving my body. Tonight I will sleep on a bench in the terminal in a foreign country. I'm ready to leave Spain but I'm not sure I'm ready to return to the U.S. It's paradoxical. On one hand, I'm ready to go Stateside and eat a spicy burrito, hug my family and fall into the arms of my l…

God Wants You Dead.- A Summer on the Camino de Santiago: Part 4

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Over the summer of 2016 I walked across Spain. After 350 miles of walking I came down with an infection that landed me in the hospital. Looking back I realize that my time in the hospital was probably more of an adventure than anything I could have walked in those last few days. This is that adventure...

See Part 1: How to Find Happiness: A Summer on the Camino de Santiago
See Part 2: Maybe a dog fight near a cheese farm is simply a dog fight near a cheese farm.
See Part 3: It's a sign that we've all gone inside.


The last few days have been complete Hell. It started with a fever that left me shivering in 25c weather, wearing a sweater and covered in a blanket. Then my right foot swelled, lost circulation, developing pockets of blood and bruising my toes and lower leg. I had stopped eating at this point (sort of forgot). Between the swarm of mosquitoes following me and complete physical exhaustion I'm convinced they should change the name of the Camino de Santiago to God Wa…