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Michael Lodge discusses business, taxes, love, sex, travel, God, politics, but mostly taxes. The other stuff is just for you to tune in. Get ready - let's talk taxes, business and other stuff.

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    Episode 0042 - The Infrastructure Bill and The Doom Of Masks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 35:46


    There is a huge spending bill in the Senate and Congress on infrastructure with a lot of pork in it. The Democrats have gone way out of control and want to spend money on non-infrastructure spending instead of just focusing on pure infrastructure needs of America. Schumer in the Senate is pushing this bill through legislative dirty tricks with the backing of Nancy Pelosi. Instead of doing what is right for America and focusing on pure infrastructure they play politics. They keep printing money to cover his nonsense that increases inflation, the taxes we pay on the inflated prices of food, gas and other consumer goods. Inflation will be here for a long time because of bad economic leadership in our government. Tell your Senators and members of Congress, stop with the out of control spending and that you want them to explain what the infrastructure money is going to be spent on. Now, Dr. Fauci and the CDC are out of control. They have confused the American people so greatly on the wearing of masks and the use of the vaccine. So many promises have been made by Fauci that have never worked. So today the CDD is going to announce that vaccinated people need to wear masks indoors. After we were told if you are vaccinated you are not going to get covid. Even that was wrong and now the data begins to change within the healthcare systems to produce more bad information that based on corrupted data. Fauci has got to go. It is time.If you like my podcasts and blogs, help me out by supporting me at: http://www.buymeacoffee.com/michaellodgeIf you have a question or message, send it to info@lodge-co.com


    Episode 0041 - The Economy Forecast Is Based On Cambell's Tomato Soup!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 29:57

    I was listening to an individual yesterday talking about the price of a can of Campbell's tomato soup tell you where the economy is. So being an interested individual I googled it. Sure enough there is a chart produced that shows the price of Campbell's tomato soup from the very beginning. It shows what happened to the price of a can that identified the inflationary times of America. Today, I looked last night, a can of soup is at $1.10, maybe higher in other places. It was an interesting look at the inflation times through the can of Tomato soup in America. The point is, the economy is not good for you and me. For corporations, yes it is good, for the stock market it is good. But for you and me, who have to survive, inflation pays a big part in our lives. Revenue is not staying up with the inflated costs of goods. Rent prices have inflated. Real estate prices have been inflated. The stock market prices are inflated. In that world - the bubble has to pop. I have hearing that banks are telling those in the foreclosure market to get ready for September 2021. That is not good to hear. Banks are stopping credit lines to individuals. Banks noted this week that their credit card interest income is way down. You and I have got to become better financial managers of our money. When the economy drops because of bad monetary policies out of the Whitehouse, it will be a thud. Get ready for a thud.Campbells Soup: https://politicalcalculations.blogspot.com/2020/01/the-price-history-of-campbells-tomato.html#.YPmBOuhKiUkIf you like my content of my podcasts and blogs, support me by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/michaellodge If you have a question or comment, send it to info@lodge-co.com

    Episode 0040 - With Inflation Comes Money Conflicts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 22:09

    Money is not the root of all evil. It is the LOVE of money that is the root of all evil. And it also creates money conflicts and disputes because of the lack of money or bad management of money. Credit becomes Debt. Money creates conflicts that create a stress on a marriage or a relationship. Inflation creates the lack of money that will create a conflict in many homes across this nation and really the world. But you can be proactive and start created a money management plan. You can also bring in a mediator with a financial background that can mediate the issues and set up an agreement to better manage your financial issues. If you need help, send me an email at info@lodge-co.com We can work on it together.If you like my podcast, blogs and content, help me out by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have a question or a comment, send me an email to info@lodge-co.com I will get back to you. http://www.lodge-co.com

    Episode 0039 - Pizza Hut and CRT, Cuba, Biden and Freedom

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 31:55

    Pizza Hut has come out with their support of Critical Race Theory. A theory that teaches racism to young people in school, by teaches who have been taught this in Universities. Parents, take back control of your school. And Pizza Hut - shame on you. Listen to their video on this podcast. It is wrong. When corporations begin supporting a political agenda it no longer is a ethical company. When Facebook works with the Whitehouse on censoring people who speak out against vaccinations is an unethical company and the Whitehouse is dangerous. This has got to be looked at by the American people to protect their freedoms, liberties. Censorship is not acceptable through the constitution of the United States, but the Whitehouse has no belief in the constitution, rather they only support a socialist political agenda. If you like the content of my podcast please suuport me by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have a business or mediation question, send it to info@lodge-co.com Website: www.lodge-co.com

    Episode 0038 - Biden And His Ignorance on Cuba

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 27:34


    Joe Biden sits in Washington DC and ignores the needs of the people in Cuba as they fight for freedom. The Coast Guard is stopping people from going to Cuba by boat to deliver food and medicine to the people of Cuba. Biden and Harris are playing politics with the socialists in the United States - that is their base. Cubans are waiting in long lines just trying to get some break, and Biden and Harris wants to install socialism in the United States. AOC remains silent. Bernie Sanders remains silent. But Americans and Cubans in Florida are suppoting the people of Cuba. Cuban people, know that Biden is not your friend. Harris is not your friend. The Democrats in Congress are not your friend. Support Cuba. Support freedom.The other issue that is hitting Americans at this time in Inflation that is created by Biden's economic policies and by the actions of Congress who spend taxpayer money that creates inflation. Biden's only economic policy - spend money and tax the American people. This has got to stop or the Americans may be standing in those same bread lines that we see in Cuba - because of socialist policies of our Federal Government.If you like my content, support my podcast at www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have a business question or comment, send it to info@lodge-co.com


    Episode 0037 - Everyone Shout "FREEDOM"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 21:14


    What we see happening in Cuba is starting to take form in America. Socialist politicians say nothing to support the Cuban people. They remain silent because they want socialism in America. Everyone across Cuba and America should be shouting FREEDOMIf you like my podcast content, support me at www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have a question or comment, send it to info@lodge-co.com


    Episode 0036 - We Are Doing A Bad Job At Communicating

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 21:49

    We are doing a bad job at communicating with other people. We are willing to call people names just because they don't believe as you do. Hate and Anger seems to be ok to prove your point, but what it does it kills off any message you may have. Teachers and pastors, you need to do a better job at teach people on how to communicate better. Anger and hate does not prove their position is right. Anger attracts anger back to you. Words create conflict and if you don't listen, if you don't think, you will attract anger back to you. If you like the content of my podcast, support me at www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have a business question or comment, send it to info@lodge-co.com

    Episode 0035 - Words That Surround Us

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 16:51

    I love words ahd phrases. If you listen to the conversations around you a spot of wisdom will come to you. Words that can inspire and they can make you laugh. Listen to the words around you.If you like my content, help me out by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have a business or mediation question, send me an email to info@lodge-co.com www.lodge-co.com

    Episode 0034 - Why I Only Went Halfway Taking The Vaccine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 37:34

    If you like my podcast, help me out by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/michaellodge If you have a question or comment, send it to info@lodge-co.com www.lodge-co.com

    Episode 0033 - Happy Father's Day, Look Up And Say Thanks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2021 20:25

    Happy father's day dad! Never walk a day in your life as a father thinking you are not loved. You are loved and admired. You are a very vibrant important part of the family you have created. Let's talk about a father who thought he lost his son.If you like my content, help me out by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/michaellodge If you have a comment or a questions, send it to info@lodge-co.com

    Episode 0032 - TGIF Thoughts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 29:16

    I heard a great quote this morning from economist Edward Yardeni. "When the barbers start raising prices you have to worry about broad-based inflation." He is 100% correct and I have been talking to you about it for months. Inflation is here now and it is time for us to manage our money better. I have a free excel budget for you to use at www.lodge-co.com and click on the tab that says 60 Minute Advisory. Use it, it is free, it is not collecting any of your data, it is just a free excel spread sheet for you to use. Use it.If you like my content of my podcast, go to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have a question or comment, send it to info@lodge-co.comwww.lodge-co.com

    Episode 0031 - Let's Talk About Inflation And How We Are Screwed

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2021 20:18

    I have been talking and writing about inflation for many months now, warning you of what will happen. Well it is here now and we have to deal with it. Inflation is when prices of stuff goes up. Prices are up 5% in the past year - the largest increase since 2008. That is not good because each of you are now paying higher taxes, when prices go up - so does the sales and use tax you pay on goods. So does the gas tax to transport that tomato to the store. If you got a raise this year your raise has just been eaten up by inflation of 5% and higher taxes on consumer goods. Do you think it will get worse? Yep, sure enough it will get worse. Be proactive and start saving and creating your home operating budget, set different spending habits, and shop like an expert shopper who knows how to get deals. If you like my content, my podcast, help me out by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have any questions you can send them to info@lodge-co.comwww.lodge-co.com

    Episode 0030 - If You Are Going To Push Hate On Social Media, You Will Get Hate Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 15:58

    I am so thankful for social media, it provides me with so much content for my podcast and writing attempts. Two days ago a young latino women was on Tictok so angry because she had attacked someone with words and got an angry response back. She went to the police and the police officer said to her that since she tried to provoke she got hate back. She then told the police officer that he was on the other persons side and walk away angry at the police officer. So here we have a young women who thinks only her views are right and she says it with anger. And she thinks everyone should agree with her and that no one will fight back on her remarks. Anger, hate, never solved anything - but it does attract other hatters to respond with hate. Focus on your mission with the words you use. Once you spout hate and anger, your mission is dead.If you like my content, help me out by going to www.buymeacoffee.com and if you have a question on business or if you have a dispute you would like to talk about, send them to info@lodge-co.com www.lodge-co.com

    Episode 0029 - If Your Business Has Conflicts, Resolve Them Quickly Through Mediation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 14:36

    If you own a business or are a leader of a business you know what conflict is. Conflict costs companies billions every single year. Let's look at the facts: Workplace conflict can happen between individuals, teams or departments. Even between partners of businesses. But it doesn't always come from where you think it will. Only 3% of work conflicts are the result of personality or cultural differences. The tope three sources of workplace conflict are opposing priorities. Lack of Communication. Misunderstanding about how urgent tasks are. There is an over-abundance of people involved with projects, 63% of office workers say there are too many cooks in the kitchen! 64% say there's confusion about who's doing what! But a dearth of clarity on assignments and job roles. Often, the causes of conflict go all the way to the top. Sometimes created at the top. Almost 4 out of 10 office workers say communication with their company leadership is ineffective! So the pressure continues to build and build until CONFLICT FINALLY EXPLODES!!!!These conflicts are devastating in terms of financial and human capital. 39% say productivity is the biggest casualty of conflict. 32% say conflict kills moral and increases turnover. 30% say it destroys confidence in other teams and distracts from opportunities. 1 out of 4 office workers say just trying to avoid conflict causes illness or absence from work. Office workers spend 28 hours every week dealing with conflict. This all inflicts potentially catastrophic damage on companies. That translates to $359 billion in losses every year for U.S. Companies. As business leaders and companies, we need to hire a business mediator to resolve these disputes. Create a better communication standard that helps each employee grow and get rid of conflict.If you like my content, help me out by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have any business or conflict questions, send me an email to info@lodge-co.com www.lodge-co.com

    Episode 0028 - Gay June pride month, If you fought for tolerence, practice it

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 20:10

    June is gay pride month around the United States and parts of the world. This morning I was watching a tictok of a young gay conservative man who stated he didn't understand why there should be a gay pride month. His view. However, the backlash of gay individuals attacked him with the full thrust of hate because he did not believe as they did. So the hate that came through their written words were disgusting. If you remember what the gay community fought for was for tolerance. To be accepting of the gay community. However, not tolerance has not been practiced by the gay community on a whole hose of issues. Tolerance has become a one way street, only one view, one direction. Everyone else is not tolerable. In politics we see the same issues and the view that if you don't go with us you are the enemy. That is not tolerance. Tolerance is being accepting and having the conversations to understand the other point of view is. So to this old gay man who verbally attacked a younger gay men - practice tolerance. Practice what you fought for.Every single one of us, in all walks of life, should be practicing tolerance. Practice it and then sit down with the other side and hear them out. Don't attack, instead listen and understand why. If you truly believe in tolerance you will practice it well.If you like the content of my podcast, help me out by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have a business or mediation question, send me an email to info@lodge-co.com www.lodge-co.com

    Episode 0027 - Two Words Misused, Influencer and Entrepreneur

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 19:10


    There are two words that get misused every single day by people trying to sell you on something. I ran a pole on Linkedin on the term "Influencer". The question was, social media is filled with people calling themselves "influencers". Do they really influence or are they just selling something". People came back and said only 25% influence. 13% Does not influence. And 63% are just selling something. If you like my podcast content, help me out by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have a business question or a dispute that is going on, send it to info@lodge-co.com


    Episode 0026 - Business Leadership Requires Your Succession Plan

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021 14:33


    Succession does not always mean you are dyeing. But you may want to leave the company, go in another direction, you may even want to retire and buy a boat and sail the world. However, you need a succession plan for the event when you decide to leave the company. Remember, you may be leaving but it is not all about you. The people within your organization want to know what happens when you do leave, is there a plan? I suggest that you sit down with a business mediator who has experience in mediating succession plans. Leaders plan for the time they will leave. If you like my podcast content, help me out going to http://buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have any business questions, send me an email to info@lodge-co.com


    Episode 0025 - Stop Keeping Score In Your Relationships

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 30:01

    Over the weekend I joined a new app called Clubhouse where you join a room, but you don't type your opinion you literally speak your questions or comments. Typing you can say anything to insult someone, but when you are talking to a group of people with your voice you are nice about it. But one of the rooms was called, Why to Men Give 100% and Women Only Give 30%? Just that very question has set up any relationship with doom. If you are going to start a relationship by keeping score you will fail every single time. Even when I am doing separation or divorce mediation both sides are still keeping score. The scoring system creates a great amount of stress on a relationship because it is a selfish emotional need. and you have forgotten about the want to create a good relationship for both of you. Keeping score is a very selfish system for just one person, the other individual only counts if they match your score card. No everyone is going to be able to give 100% of themselves because circumstances change that affect the life together. There maybe times when a person in the relationship can only give 80 percent and you may have to pick up the other 20% to get through a job loss, child issue, a family death, and the list goes on. That is life and when you use a score card you have pretty much sent the relationship to a mediator because you destroyed the relationship with selfish motives. Stop keeping a scorecard in your relactionship. Work to build the relationship, not tear it down by keeping score.If you like my content, help me out by going to http://www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have any questions or comments, send them to info@lodge-co.com www.lodge-co.com

    Episode 0024 - America Is Without A President That Leads

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 42:43

    America is being hit with a whole bunch of economic issues that is leading to inflation based on economic policy of Biden. We have a war in the middle east at the moment because of the failed foreign policy of Biden that has disrupted the friendship with Israel and his support of Hamas. We have a Whitehouse and a Democratic lead Congress that want to keep attacking businesses with higher taxes. The list goes on and on with a President that does not lead, instead he follows a failed political agenda that is doing great damage to our nation. Political agenda's never help the nation, instead it only helps the individuals pushing the agenda to gain more power and create more chaos. We have no leader for our nation. If you have a questions, send me an email to info@lodge-co.com If you like my content, help me out by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge

    Episode 0023 - Biden and Inflation, Higher Taxes, Unemployment, Failure

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 37:39

    Currently we have inflation, running out of gas and higher prices, threats of higher taxes, more power being given to the IRS, by bad policies coming out of the Whitehouse and Mr. Biden. Biden has no idea on what an economy is. The people around him have never built anything or created jobs. They know nothing about how an economy runs. So they create policies that make it harder for the American people to survive. However, you and I know what we need to do. If you like my content of my podcasts, help me out by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge. If you have a question or comment, send it to info@lodge-co.com.

    Episode 0022 - Biden, Inflation and Student Loans

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 27:58


    The politics of government policies affect the nations economy. Government does not create jobs, never have and never will. But their policies on inflation, economics, taxes and other issues affects your pocket books. Right now we are seeing inflation rise. In fact the first quarter of 2021 it rose by 3.8% Earlier this week Warren Buffett stated he is seeing significant inflation affecting America at the moment. That is not good because inflation sucks out the cash from our pocket books. If you like the content of my podcast, help me out by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have a business question, send it to info@lodge-co.com


    Episode 0021 - End of the week, let's talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 33:03

    It is Friday, end of the week. Let's just talk about stuff. Nothing planned, just words about business.If you like my content, help me out by supporting me at www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have a question or comment, send me a text to 818.252.5682

    Episode 0030 - State of the Union? Greater Tax, Spend, Debt, Inflation

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 39:54


    I will not be listening to the President state of the union. I have been lied to too many times and I am tired of it. Everything that Biden said he would not do he did. Every word that he utters is a lie, it is an attack on the economic security of Americans. Biden will stand before the nation and give you an argument as to why he needs to spend more money, take out more debt, tax you more. He will tell you again, "I need your help". And as they talk about trillions of money needed they can't really tell you how our taxes money has been spent or how more taxes are going to be spent. Why? Because they don't want you to know. Before one more tax is raised, before one more loan is taken out, tell the American people how the money is being spent and find a way to reduce the spending of the people's money. Americans, my friends, we have to hold the Congress and the President accountable for the sources and use of our money. That is our money and they need to answer to the American people how it is or will be spent. We have got to hold them accountable. Right now we have taxation without representation in government because we have a dominant party in power, so the people's voice is gone because a party has taken control. There is a fence around the capital to keep Americans out. Demand that your members of Congress find a way to cut spending before any new taxes are added and before any loans are signed on. Government was never to be this large, Congress was never designed to be a full time job with retirement benefits. We the American people have got to take back control from a political system that has become so corrupt with dirty politics that nothing gets done for the American people. Hold government responsible - starting today. If you like my podcast content, help me out by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have a business question or comment, send me a text to 818.252.5682 www.lodge-co.com


    Episode 0029 - Joe Bidens Goal Is Destroy The US Economy Through Tax and Spend

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 32:39


    Joe Biden is wanting to tax capital gains, business and individuals with higher taxes. And he doesn't care that Americans went through a pandemic, he just want your taxes so he can spend it on non-sense. He and the democrats have this hatred for success, for wealth, for jobs. They want the socialist system where everyone makes the same amount and you have government medical care that kills. Biden and the Democrats are trying to destroy this nations economy by tax and spend, political agendas, and hate for Americans. I have never seen it this bad where the Democrats and the President do not care about the American people. The beady-eyed focus is to tax and spend and destroy the vision of success. Look at the countries around us who use to be socialists, they are now economic power houses. They left socialism and adopted a capitalist form of government. Yet, Biden in his blindness and pushing America towards socialism. The only way that changes is by changing the power in Congress and the Senate so we can stop the socialist movement. It is up to all Americans.If you like my content, support my podcast by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have a question on business send me a text to 818.252.5682. www.lodge-co.com


    Episode 0028 - Focus On Your Words

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2021 29:57

    We have to do better at controlling our words. Our words do too much damage. Look at politicians and their words of hate and how much damage and division it does to the country. Look at the words we use in dealing with other people, a lot of the time our words create more damage. If your words are hateful you will create damage. If you think about your words of civility before you say them, you will get more done. The problem is that we don't think. We react. Reaction just creates a bigger issue. Think about your words and use less words. Use the 25 words or less works that create words of strong content that can uplife and create a better situation. Stop reacting and think.If you like my podcast, please help me out by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have a questions or comment, send me a text to 818.252.5682

    Episode 0027 - The Unethical Political Attack Tool of Racism

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 29:58

    There is a dangerous political tool used by Politicians that attack individuals based on the word racism. It is very easy for people to call you a racist where racism isn't even a part of the discussion. But people know that calling people a racist is a political tool that everyone now uses. We have lost the true discussion on racism because it has become political and not meaningful. I grew up as a kid during the time of real racism and the discussion of how to resolve it. I grew during the time of an evil Governor of Alabama who had in his inaugural promise of "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever". I can still see in my mind the TV news of Wallace standing in front of a school to block the entry of two African American students. Remember their names, Vivian Malone and James Hood. We had a racial problem in the United States, but there were Americans who wanted to solve the problem and worked together to make it a recially better country where everyone was included in our country. But today politicians throw out the word racist only to enhance their political agenda and to not solve problems. So the word racist has been formed into a hate filled political tool to try and divide. Political racism is not a wholesome discussion or work process on actual racism when it happens. We as Americans need to stop this political racism and focus on the real act of racism. We can only do that by working together without the interference of a political agenda driven politician.If you would like to support my podcast, go to www.buymeacoffee.com If you have a question or comment, send a text to 818.252.5682

    Episode 0026 - Today I Started Podcasting on Politics and Ended With A Villa

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 30:12

    Here is a great statement, "Regrets are a waste of time". That is a line from what movie"Let me give you a hint. It starts with a divorce. Ends in Italy where she takes a leap of faith and creates a brand new life. What is that movie? Because it can apply to your life.The movie is, "Under the Tuscany Sun".If you like my podcast, support me by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have a question or comment, send a text to 818.252.5682

    Episode 0025 - My Morning Rant on Biden, Inflation, Spending

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 41:28

    This mornings rant is about Biden's non-existent political and economic agenda, Inflation that is hitting all of us, and our spending as Americans. Inflation is here and going up month by month. You and I have got to do better at budgeting and where we are spending our money. If you like my podcast, help me out by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/Michael Lodge If you have a business questions, send me a text to 818.252.5682 www.lodge-co.com

    Episode 0024 - My Tuesday Rant, But All Good!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 37:37

    I had some things on my chest that I needed to get off on. Nothing bad, all good. Maybe I should rant everyday, it felt good for 30 minutes. If you like my content, support me by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have a business question send a text to 818.252.5682

    Episode 0023 - Godfather Business Strategy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 26:46

    Over the weekend I watched The Godfather 1, 2, and 3. Each one had a business lesson. This podcast goes over the business lesson you can learn from the movie. This podcast is about the Godfather business strategy and what you can learn what can help you in business, life and mediation.If you like the content of my podcast, support me by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have a business or mediation questions, send me a text to 818.252.5682 www.lodge-co.com

    Episode 0022 - Biden, Corporations, And Their Unethical Political Agenda

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 31:24

    We have a cancel out culture that starts with the President of the United States and politically driven corporations. They push their political agenda and try and hurt the people who do not believe as they do. This cancel culture has got to stop. Politically agenda driven corporations do great damage, they create conflict and that is unethical. Biden keeps telling the lie on taxes and he doesn't care that businesses in communities have been hit hard by government and their reaction to the virus.. And now Biden says everyone will be taxed more. So inflation begins. Taxes goes up. Gas prices have gone up 20%, food prices have gone up, daily living is going up. Taxes goes up and it gets passed on to all Americans. By the end of this year we will be fighting a big jump in inflation based on the direction the President is going. Biden did not create these new employment numbers, he has not had an economic plan. People are going back to work because states have opened up, business is up an running, people are going back to work, restaurants are opening up, the service industry is gaining in jobs. This opening up is not from Biden, he wants to keep you shut down and threatens it every single day. Governors of these states who opened up helped create jobs and people going back to work. Biden? Hell no, he is a brick wall to business and jobs. Enough of this nonsense. We have to put people into office that are not politically driven, but are there to represent our needs, not their party power base. We have to change America before Biden does more damage.If you like my podcast and would like to help, go to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have a business questions, send me a text to 818.252.5682

    Episode 0021 - Political CEO's Have Got To Go

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 37:24

    Corporations have got to focus on their business, stop getting involved in unethical politics that try and do harm. They spout political spin by not even knowing the political issue. Spin on political issues does more damage to the name of the companies and the people within these companies. If a corporate CEO is trying to do damage to another person or a community, should not be a CEO. The Board of Directors need to stop the CEO to be political. You damage your bran by politics. Politics is not an unethical entity, it is corrupt. You bring politics into your corporation or business, you corrupt your business. If a CEO has a political agenda, they should not use the company as a back drop of their political views. politics will always hurt a brand. Now Americans are saying - boycott Delta, Coca-Cola and other companies based on the CEO's political statements. A damaged brand by politics, by an unethical CEO, is hard to clean up. Those CEO's statements on politics live on, you can't wipe them away. Those words keep spinning around and around on the internet. Cut the damage quickly and remove these CEO's that damage the company and their attempt to play a role in the unethical practice of politics.If you like my podcast, help me out by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have a business question, send me a text to 818.252.5682

    Episode 0020 - Happy Easter, His Strength Is Perfect

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2021 19:11

    If you don't know the Easter story please read about it today. You will be blessed and find the ability to forgive. Can you imagine that as Jesus hung on the cross, between to thieves, he looked down at those scoffing him and forgave. He looked at the soldier that stabbed him with a spear, he looked down and said you do not know what you do, I forgive you. Who do you need to forgive on this Easter day? If you chose to forgive your walk in life becomes lighter. Those that call you name, forgive and don't hold a grudge. People may never love you but you love them anyway. This is what Easter is all about. Forgive.HAPPY EASTER!!If you like my content, support me by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have a question or a comment, text it to 818.252.5682

    Episode 0019 - MLB Is Corrupted By A Political Agenda, They Have Destroyed An American Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2021 28:03

    Major League Baseball have stopped the American game to make the league into a political agenda driven sport. Sponsors who continue to sponsor this agenda have to understand that American's have had it. And your team and your product is no longer wanted. MLB has allowed their organization to be corrupted by politics. Any time a corporation or a sport organization allows politics to be a part of their culture they have corrupted their organization. Politics is not ethical or truthful. Politics corrupts and destroys organizations. When you try and push a political agenda down the throats of the American people they will fight back. Thye don't have to be talked down to through politics and hear how you believe as a corporation or organization. The only way to stop these corporations and organizations is through their business finances, less we buy, the less they have, the message is clear. Destroy a the American baseball past time with politics we will fight back against those who push a political agenda down our throats. You can keep being political all you want, but you will not get our business and that will come to an end. Boycott corporations and sports organization that have a political agenda. BOYCOTT!If you like my podcast, support me by going to www.buymeacoffee.com If you have a business questions send me a text to 818.252.5682 www.lodge-co.com

    Episode 0018 - The Unethical Political Agenda of Big Business

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 27:56

    Delta and Coca Cola have had loud voices in the election law just passed by the State of Georgia. They did the normal spin that is coming out of Washington on racism and elections. However, these same companies keep selling their products, flying their planes into countries where human rights violations run rampant. But they say nothing. Countries where people are killed for their beliefs, they cry for freedom is shut down by those in power. These companies don't want to loose their revenues in these countries, so they remain silent. Any time that a corporation decides to create or support a political agenda they corrupt the ethics of their business. Politics is never ethical. Politics is the process of getting things done unethically. And it gets worse every single day. If you are going to put down one small state in the United States because you want to be politically correct but you say nothing about the countries they are doing business in where human right violations are happening around the clock in hundreds of countries. So, when you speak out to be politically correct you have just corrupted your corporation with politics. The CEO has spoken out in the name of the company. Ethical? No, it is unethical and corporations have got to act better, ethically, and stop being political activists, do your job as a corporation and grow the company - ethically. If you like my podcast, help me by supporting me at www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge. If you have a business question, send me a text to 818.252.5682. www.lodge-co.com

    Episode 0017 - If I Know Who I Am, I Don't Care Who You Think I am

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 13:36

    This pandemic has damaged us. We have forgotten who we are. We have had people tell us what to do everyday for over a year. We have been told not to think and remain in our homes. We have lost the personal contact with people. It is time, right now, today, to remember who we are. Repeat after me - If I know who I am, I don't care who you think I am. I am going to do great things today and no one will stop me. It's time we stop this doom and gloom and focus on our life - starting today. Let's do it.If you like my content, help me out by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/michaellodge If you have a business question or comment, send me a text to 818.252.5682 www.lodge-co.com

    Episode 0016 - Biden Has Created A National Security Crisis, Start The Discussion of Impeachment

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 29:05


    Biden has created a national security and border crisis. He started it when he was running for President. People in other countries were invited by Biden to come to America. Today they are showing up at the border with Biden T-Shirts on. The issue with minors coming across to the United States is way bigger then it was with Trump, Trump fixed the issue. The media and members of Congress were all over Trump. Now we have hundreds of thousands coming across the border while the Traffickers' brag about how much they are making, thanks to Biden. It looks like Biden endorses human trafficking to the United States, he does nothing to shut down our nations border. People are coming into the nation infected with Covid and other viruses and disease. 10% of those illegally crossing the border are not from Mexico and South America. Biden releases these people into the population with no questions asked. This is a national security issue that Biden created and as Americans we need to talk about - impeachment. If you like my content please help by supporting my podcast by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/michaellodge If you have a business question or comment, send me a text to 818.252.5682 www.lodge-co.com


    Episode 0015 - China Cuts Taxes To Spur Semiconductor Business, And Americans Have A Chip Shortage

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 28:57


    American business is again being attached by China and Biden and letting it happen. Biden's economic plan is to raise taxes on companies and Americans and China is lowering their taxes to entice American companies to produce their Chips and other electronic products in China. We currently have a chip shortage in American car manufacturing because the chip products are coming from China. China does not like America. Remember when the pandemic started we could not get medical supplies from China to America, they manipulated the medical product markets. Again, China plays their games and if American business falls for it we will be in a worse boat with China controlling the market and Americans will suffer. We have no economic leadership from Biden or anyone in Government because their decision are politically driven and not American driven. If you like my content, support my podcast by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/michaellodge Send me a question or comment through text at 818.252.5682. www.lodge-co.com


    Episode 0014 - When Things Change Inside You, Things Change Around You

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2021 29:25

    The words are true, when things change inside you, things change around you. Don't wait for a disaster or a crisis come to change the person inside you. Don't let people on the side that create distress get in front of you and block your road. Change yourself inside, your spirituality, your forgiveness, your strength, and the world will change around you. I have gone through a crisis and I had to change inside or I would not be around. When you change your life inside, everyone that are a problem will go away because you will forget about their behaviors. You can keep fighting and let those people stand in front of you all the time, blocking your path, or you can put them to the side and keep moving forward. Change inside you, change the world around you.If you like my content and would like to support my podcast, go to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have any questions or comments, sent it via text to 818.252.5682. www.lodge-co.com

    Episode 0013 - America Is Missing A President, Leadership Is Gone

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 38:17


    The Press Conference of Joe Biden was a nonsense event. As of last night we still have no idea what Biden is going to do. He is not leading, instead he is being lead by other people. We have a crisis at the border and he refuses to address it like a leader would do. We have no idea what his economic policy is for America - except he is going to raise taxes. He is sending Harris down to the border to address the crisis when at one point she called ISIS Nazi's. She hates the border and the people that protect Americans at the border. Last nights press conference did nothing for the American people. Nothing! But what we did see is a President that can't complete a sentence. We saw a President that can't communicate with the American people or answer questions. The event was a staged event with the help of the press. We as Americans are watching this and thinking - Goodness we are in trouble. At this time, Biden should not be President. He has no mental competence to lead or make major decisions. At the beginning of this President's term I said I would support this president so the nation could move forward. However, this President does not have the ability to understand what is going on, he can't communicate his policies - because there really is none. His mental ability is fading very quickly and he should have never taken office. I like Biden, I have been following him for years, he has been a character in Washington for years. The problem is he is not capable to lead or think the process through of what is good for American. Politicians surround him in the Whitehouse and ushing a political agenda, not what is good for Americans but rather what gives them more power. 2022 gives us the ability to change the balance in power in Congress and the United States Senate. It is time for change. Ready for it? Are you going to fight for it? If you like my podcast please support me by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have a question or comment you can send me a text to 818.252.5682 or email to info@lodge-co.com


    Episode 0012 - Confidentiality in Mediation and Life In General

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 19:38

    When you enter into a mediation agreement you agree that confidentiality is vital and should be followed. What is said and written in mediation is confidential. You should not be talking about the mediation with anyone. If you do you may find yourself in breach of confidentiality. If you are posting things on social media about your mediation you are breaching the confidentiality of the mediation. If you are talking to your boyfriends or girlfriends about your mediation you are in breach. That is why mediation is so important to hold confidentiality as a ethical act. If you go to court your legal affairs is now public information, in mediation it is held confidentially. In all aspects of life, if you are having a confidential discussion with anyone - you keep your mouth shut. Same in mediation. Be respectful of the mediation process.If you like my content and would like to support me, please go to www.buymeacoffee.com If you have a question or comment, send me a text to 818.252.5682 or send an email to info@lodge-co.com

    Episode 0011 - Husbands And Wives Divorce But Family's Never Do!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2021 25:06

    On yesterday's podcast we talked about the communication process to those going through a break-up, separation or divorce. Today we are going to talk about the family and how it still exists even though you are going through a divorce.If you like my content, support my podcast by going to www.buymeacoffee.com If you have a question or comment, sent a text to 818.252.5682 or email info@lodge-co.com www.lodge-co.com

    Episode 0010 - Communicating After The Break-up, Separation and Divorce

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2021 38:07

    The communication process is the most important part of life. How we use words and how we deliver them is vital for a successful process of communication. This podcast covers the subject of communication and how to do it better. Get you note pad and start taking notes. If you like my content and would like to support my podcast, please go to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have any questions or comments, send me a text to 818.252.5682 or through email to info@lodge-co.com www.lodge-co.com

    Episode 0009 - Take That Stimulus Check And Stuff It In Your Bank and Keep It There

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 21:48

    This morning I checked my bank account this morning and there was a fresh deposit from the Government sitting there. I am going to keep it there, I am not going to spend it, and I need to prepare in case the Government screws us again with some other issue. All of us have to start building up our bank accounts in the event the government screws us again. We just got out of a pandemic, we have inflation growing, Biden wants to raise taxes on Americans, and the list goes on and on that will create an economic problem for this nation. Take the check from the government and stuff it into your bank account for a much different economic downturn that we have never seen before. Prepare your finances. Be a good steward of your money. If you are getting refunds, put it in the bank and leave it there. The pandemic taught us that government is bad at handing a crisis for the American people because they think politically instead of what is good for the American people. I will say it again, take this government money that you paid for with your taxes and the debt piled on us as Americans and keep it there in the bank for a cloudy rainy economic day that is coming. Be a proactive American.If you like my work and podcast, please support me by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge. If you have a question on business or personal finances, send me a text to 818.252.5682 or email it to info@lodge-co.com

    Episode 0008 - Congress Passes The ProAct That Kills Off Independent Contractors and Small Business

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 24:16


    Do you remember AB 5 that was passed in California that destroyed the independent and gig economy? The one that killed jobs and opportunities in California? The bill that was created by Unions to get control over workers and businesses in California? Well they are at it again in the Pro Act that attacks independent contractors and small business. They failed at California so now they want to destroy the nation with the same bill but in the Pro Act. Congress, especially Democrats, seem to hate small business, they want everyone to live equally, same pay, same healthcare, they want the entire nation flat lined. Independent contractors do a lot of great work and create new things in business. Remember, Biden has said he wants the United States to follow the California model of failure. Call members of the Senate to vote NO on the Pro Act. We have to speak up and stop politicians from destroying the lives of the American people. If you like my content and the work that I do on my podcast, please support me by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/Michael Lodge If you have a business question or comment, send me a text to 818.252.5682 or email me to info@lodge-co.com


    Episode 0007 - Bidens Economic Plan - Inflation

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 26:04

    Biden has no economic plan for the United States. Wall Street sees prices going up but don't want to admit to inflation is happening. The numbers out of the government on inflation shows that the consumer price index is going up, but they don't add on all of the other costs to costs going up. However, they do admit that costs have gone up in food because gasoline prices have gone up. The $1.9 trillion dollar stimulus package will create more inflationary issues. So Biden has no economic plan except to raise taxes, raise the cost of gas and other costs, so his plan equals inflation. Biden has no clue on business or the economy because he has a socialist point of view. No one can afford food and other goods in socialist countries because everything is inflated due to bad economic policy. America is face with that same mentality by our government. Americans have got to put away funds for these inflationary times, because inflation has started. Use some commonsense in your own lives as to the cost of living is going up, so we have to live in a more conservative spending habits. If you like my content, please support me at www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have any business questions or comments, send them via text to 818.252.5682 or email me at info@lodge-co.com

    Episode 6 - Let's Start Making Plans To Travel Again

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 33:45

    This virus has been a year of virus concerns and political power struggles. It has shut down our ability to travel and explore. Things are now changing and we need to start planning for our travels in this world and in our very own country. One good thing is that Youtube has so many people who share their vlog travel experiences. I watch them every day and it makes me feel better to see other people living the art of travel. Travel makes you a better person in life and you make new friends. Making friends is the best part of travel. Come on, lets start planning for our travel.If you like my content and work, support me by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have a business question or comment, send me a text to 818.252.5682 or email me at info@lodge-co.com www.lodge-co.com

    Episode 0005 - Business Startups and Hiring Your First Employees

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 34:17

    When you are starting up you may need to hire part time, contracted, or full time employees. Who should your first hires be? Remember, you are on a tight cash budget. So let's talk about your first hires that will help you start up.If you like my content, please support me by going to www.buymeacoffee.com If you have a business questions, send me a text to 818.252.5682 or email me at info@lodge-co.com www.lodge-co.com

    Episode 0004 - I Think I Would Be A Good Royal, I Will Keep My Mouth Shut

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 25:41

    Everyone sat around their TV to watch Harry and his wife cut down his family. Not much royal loyalty there. Here you have Harry's wife creating a divide between his family. That is aa dangerous relationship because everyone else is to blame for them to act like spoiled children. So if the queen needs a new grandson - I am here. I can step up and do the job that Harry was suppose to do. I am good mediator, I can help you keep the peace in the palace. Give me a chance. Life is funny isn't it? If you like my podcast and the content, help by supporting my work at wwww.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have questions or comments, send me a text to 818.252.5682 or email me at info@lodge-co.com

    Episode 0003 - Expenses With Zero Income Is Not A Business

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 30:08

    I have received two emails this past weekend asking me - if I have no income and only expenses for my Schedule C can I deduct the expenses? What do you think the ethical answer is?If you like my content, please support me at www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge If you have a question or a comment, send me a text at 818.252.5682 or email me at info@lodge-co.com www.lodge-co.com

    Episode 0002 - Everyone Should Fight Against Cancel Culture and Censorship

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 43:01

    As a kid I loved the Dr. Seuss books. Every time you read his books you feel you need to rhyme, and it's hard not to. The estate of Dr. Seuss pulled a book call, "And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street". I love this story where a father tells his son to open his eyes and look at everything, observe what he sees, as he goes to school and comes home. The son begins to make up a big story about what he saw, but by the time he got home all he could tell his dad that he only saw and old horse and wagon on Mulberry Street. The book was pulled because it had one word in there, "Chinaman". In todays culture there are a lot more worse words being used but are not canceled out. Do we cancel out books just because of one word? Do we shut down twitter and other social media sites of individuals because they are not saying what you believe in? Do we just throw the constitution and our freedom of speech out the door because of a cancel culture? Do we allow this culture to advance and cancel you or me out? I am hoping your answer is no. It is time we start taking back our freedom of speech, once government and politicians, media, begin canceling us out and our freedoms it becomes so hard to get back. So start fighting back, protect your rights, don't be canceled out.If you like my content and podcast, please support me by going to www.buymeacoffee.com/MichaelLodge. If you have any questions or comments, send me a text to 818.252.5682 or email to info@lodge-co.com www.lodge-co.com

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