Angered by the Past, Bastardized by the Present

The family is the pivot of all human existence. Whatever you see today is a product of one man uniting with a woman to bring about increase.

From the family a government is formed, leaders are made and groomed; followership is monitored and children are mentored. Every leader who must see ahead of others – a man who knows where he is going and how to get there, a man of vision, a man endowed with the revelation of things not yet seen, a man who sees when all else cannot perceive a thing, a clear, persuasive communicator, with a good command of respect and followership through trust – is only made, nurtured and groomed in a family (home).

Good leaders spring up from the home, no doubt, but only where there are good parents. Most parents are just parents who breed children with reckless abandon, succeeding only in destroying their children’s tomorrow by the wanton prodigal ways they have chosen to live in the present.

With the abundance of nature’s gift – human and material – we still find our family members living in anguish and desperation, taking on habits that are inherited by us; wandering in the wilderness of uncertainty and crime. What excuse do we have when we see these children carry arms and ammunitions, daring the government to a fight? What excuse do we give when we watch in helplessness the seeds we sowed in our children being harvested in the form of riots, armed robbery, thuggery, money laundering, arms running, drug peddling, kidnapping, child labour, etc? How do we feel when members of our families graduate to swell up the armies of “Area Boys”, “Almajiris”, “employed and unemployed militias”?

Are we not aware that everything a child knows, he learned from his environment? Besides the initial cry at birth, the child picks up everything else from his or her parents and the rest of the adult-world. The language he speaks, the norms and codes of his community, the conduct and ethos of his nation. A child steals because his teachers – the parents and older ones in the homestead – steal, and it seems normal to him or her. A child flees from such condemnable characters if he/she grew up in a decent environment where such evil characters are unknown or regarded as a mortal crime.

As children, we have learned the most palpable lesson from our families – do not dare to be or die poor! This has been working for us, especially in an environment where there is so much to steal from. When we look backward to those days when politics was for service, championed by men and women of vision, anger and frustration overwhelm us. We see them not as committed patriots and heroes, but as people without future. They had “nothing” to show for their labours of many years as leaders – they could not steal from the public treasury – no mansions and castles built with stolen funds, no foreign bank accounts. They were toppled to be “corrected” for their inability to transform corruption into a national culture.

Today, we know better. We have been bastardized by our present actions. Our national vaults are emptied of billion of dollars. The banks have become house of money laundering by people who waffle the national cheque which they took oath to protect.

Our home fonts are in shambles. Both mother and father are now in active politics. Children are left to grow on their own after hatching them out into a hopeless society. In the olden days, elders pray that their children will take after them, or rather resemble them, but not any more. Today’s parents do not truly look like parents – they are just nannies. They have left the children without breast milk – they only supply artificial baby food. This makes it difficult for anyone to utter such prayers. Ours is a society where the so-called mothers and fathers specialize themselves into all manners of despicable and debased acts of turpitude and profligacy – the kind that makes children not only want to disown them but seek to murder them if they had the means.

Where have we gotten it right in our generation? The issue of divorce, same-sex marriage and other alternative marriages make nonsense of everything. It would not out of place if one may ask here, “what manner of society are we building?” Is it a society where children may find it more of a damnable curse than a blessing to be wished to resemble their parents or a society where they would like to rise to the platform where their fathers and mothers stood? The decision is truly OURS!

Safe Baby – The Advantages of Green Products in the Nursery

If you take a look on the market, you will be able to find any types of cribs that are available today. Different cribs may have their own features and benefits for all users. It is a great idea for you to select eco-friendly baby cribs from the market now. These sustainable green products are not only good for your environment, but also your lovely baby. These green products are made from eco-friendly and non-toxic materials, so you are able to rely on the safety and quality of these products. Here are some useful tips on how you can choose the best eco-friendly baby cribs for your infant easily.

1. Look for the Energy Star certification

It is one of the easiest ways for you to select eco-friendly products, including your favorite green baby cribs. These green products should be certified with Energy Star certification on their surface. When any products are certified as Energy Star products, they are usually made from green materials that are safe for all users. Therefore, you have to check this certification before you decide to purchase the best baby cribs for yourself. You should take a look at this specification very carefully, especially when you are trying to buy high quality cribs for your baby now.

2. Check the material of any cribs

When you compare some available baby cribs, you should take a look at their materials. Make sure that you choose the best products that are made from safe materials. You have to avoid choosing any low quality products, such as press-wood products that can be harmful for most infants these days. There are some high quality and eco-friendly materials that are good for your baby cribs, for example hardwood, pinewood, birchwood, and some other green materials. Most of these products are made from safe and eco-friendly materials these days.

3. Look at the finish very carefully

Different cribs are usually covered by their own finishing or coating materials. Some materials can be dangerous for the environment and your child. Therefore, you have to compare some available surface materials, in order to compare their features and also benefits. You should choose the best coating or finish that contains low amount of VOC stains and coating materials. It is recommended for you to use water-based stains or sealants that are safe for your infant, for example beeswax and tung oil. Those products can be used to coat your baby crib safely.

4. Find the best mattress for your crib

It is recommended for you to select the best mattress for your baby crib. There are several types of mattresses that are available today. You have to take a look at some available products, especially when you want to compare some available items easily. Make sure that you buy organic mattress that is good for your baby. Most organic mattresses are usually made from organic cotton that is safe for the environment and your infant. You should be able to find any types of green mattresses that are available on the market these days.

5. Avoid using any fragrances or scents on your crib

This is another recommended tip for you who want to use eco-friendly products for your baby. Some baby cribs are equipped with additional scents or fragrances, in order to provide good experience for all users. However, some scents are made from harmful materials that can be dangerous for your baby. If you want to create green environment around your baby, you may want to avoid using any fragrances or scents on your baby crib. There are several types of baby cribs that are free from any unwanted and harmful materials.

Choosing the best crib for your baby should not be a complicated and difficult task for you. You can simply compare some available products, in order to compare their features and benefits. Green products are safe for the environment and your lovely baby because they don’t bring any negative side effects for all users. You should be able to rely on the quality or performance of any eco-friendly baby cribs that are available on the market. It can be the best time for you to select the best baby crib that is safe for your lovely baby now.

Timing the Launch of Your New Product

When you are getting ready to launch your new product timing can play an important part. In this article I am going to discuss the implications of timing your product launch to increase the number of sales.

The first thing to consider is where you are going to launch your product. This is important because depending on the platform that you use to launch a product, will depend what time you decide to launch it.

For example, if you decide to launch your product using a particular website platform such as a forum then your launch will be dependent on when the most people are most active on that forum. You will want to make sure that your launch reaches the biggest audience you can.

If you are using your own website to launch your product and you have a blog for example, then you would need to consider when your blog audience is most active and reading your blog. This might be dependent on if you send out a blog update to a subscriber list.

For example, if you send out your blog update every Saturday and that is when people visit your blog then it would make sense to launch your product on a Saturday because people are already expecting to receive your blog update.

If you are launching your product to your email subscriber list then you need to analyze when the most popular time is that people on your list tend to open your emails. You will probably find that on certain days the open rate of your email is less than on other days. Try to launch your product on the days that get the most email opens.

One of the great things about using an email campaign to launch your product is because you can get people ready for the launch. For example, you can build up a certain amount of anticipation about your product launch so that people are expecting it and looking out for it. This is especially effective if you offer a special discount to people who purchase very quickly.

Giving the timing of your product launch consideration is really about deciding when the most people will see your launch. It goes without saying that the more people who have visibility to your launch the more sales you will make. However, it is important to clarify that this is only the case if you know that your product is going to solve the particular problems that people who will see your launch want solved.