The Great American Dream, Is It Gone?

Have you ever sat down and thought to yourself;  “Where has the great American dream gone”? 

In the past 10 years the U.S. Government reports that more than 3.5 million jobs have been eliminated in the past 10 years! What’s more frightening is that an estimated 55% of jobs created in the next 5-10 years will be at or just slightly above minimum wage. The modern two income family earners are not able to provide and care for themselves or their families like their parents.

At age 50 — 75% of the population has less than $5,000.00 saved up for retirement. Not to mention that if they were to take ill who’s going to take care of them? Medicare, Medicaid is not enough. Once you have worked so hard all of your life to earn your pension unless you’ve made a sustainable amount then you’re stuck with state run care. (I will not get on my soapbox about that issue).

What’s happened to the middle class?

Today if you’re making more than $27,500 a year you are doing better than half of this country. Realistically that’s not enough to buy food, pay the mortgage, car payments and other needs. The fact is that this is one of the reasons why both parents are working in a two parent family. Sometimes both parents are working multiple jobs to just barely make ends meet. Over the last few years the cost of living has risen but not the paychecks!
Once upon a time, most American families could afford a nice home, two cars, a motorcycle, a boat and a nice vacation at least once a year. I remember taking at least two vacations a year with my parents when I was younger. We were middle class and we were happy. But now I ask you; “Where is the American Dream”? Has it dies right in front of our eyes? The middle class is getting screwed at every turn. We work hard for what we have and it’s still not enough! Does every American need to be at the poverty level or below? Does every American need to be at the upper class level or above it?

After World War II the American Middle Class was thriving. Men were returning home from war opening new businesses, employing more people and happy to be alive.  People wanted to work hard to earn what they had and keep it.
One of the biggest reasons that people come to America is to find the “American Dream”. It seems like now the illegal aliens that are coming to America are getting everything handed to them. But at what cost?

Some surprising facts:

According to a new CNN polls, 59 percent of Americans believe that is has become impossible for most people to have the American Dream.
The American Dream is impossible to achieve in this country.
So say nearly 6 in 10 people who responded to CNN Money’s American Dream Poll, conducted by ORC International. They feel the dream — however they define it — is out of reach.
Young adults, age 18 to 34, are most likely to feel the dream is unattainable, with 63% saying it’s impossible. This age group has suffered in the wake of the Great Recession, finding it hard to get good jobs.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, only 36 percent of Americans under the age of 35 own a home. That is the lowest level that has ever been measured.

Right now, approximately one out of every six men in the United States that are in their prime working years (25 to 54) does not have a job.

25 percent of all American adults do not even have a single penny saved up for their retirement.

The New Truth

We cannot survive alone here in America with a traditional “JOB” (Just Over Broke) or under whatever your case maybe. So what is the answer?

Donald Trump endorses network marketing as a great way to earn an awesome income from home. Now I know what you’re thinking it’s a scam. Really then …….
Why are women the top producers in network marketing? 89% of women are top earners. If network marketing was a scam then why is it so successful?

PLAN B IS NOW!

Have you got a PLAN B? Have you had the OPPORTUNITY? The time is NOW!
The opportunity is HERE! Find your PLAN B and learn all you can to create the financial freedom your family deserves today.

GAIN THE ADVANTAGE!

Overcoming Objections In Network Marketing

Objections, objections, OBJECTIONS!! Stop the objections already! Or as I refer to it (I need more information and I don’t know how to ask the right question). We all get objections from time to time. Family, friends, co-workers, even people we meet on the “street”. When they ask “What do you do for a living”? I tell them that I am a network marketer, I get the “deer caught in the headlights look”. I’m sure you have experienced this also.
If you think of the objection more as a way to look for more information, you will usually get a better response and they are more open to what you have to say.

OBJECTION #1

“Isn’t that a Pyramid Scheme and aren’t those illegal?” This presents my opportunity to “pounce” so to speak on them and move full speed ahead with REMOVING the objection that lies before me.

First thing is to ask them to clarify what they mean by illegal?
Then once they explain my conversation goes like this—-

“I want to ask you a question. Does your boss own the company or does he run it”? Most of the time I get; “He just works for the owner and runs it” reply. Then I ask them, “Who does”? You would be shocked at the number of people that don’t know who owns the company and who is signing there paycheck. “There’s an owner of for your company, right? And who’s underneath them? The vice president, chief executive officer are, right?”
PYRAMID

YES — Here is your chance to draw out the comparison of network marketing verses corporate America. Once you draw out the pyramid and place everyone where there supposed to be on it then ask them, “Get the picture”?

OBJECTION #2

People at the top make all the money, no one beneath them makes a dime!

You could reply by saying this; “That’s the best part of starting my own business. Everyone starts out as an equal and can advance in the company anytime without any limitations. When you ask your boss for a raise or a promotion do you get it”?

OBJECTION #3

They had a bad experience.

Try to probe them for a little more information about their bad experience. Was it just because they didn’t have the right mentorship? They didn’t make money, didn’t like the products or didn’t want to put in the work it takes to become successful.
You can reply with; “Oh I know how it is. This isn’t my first rodeo with network marketing. I’ve done several others and I can tell you from experience that this is the first time I am making money! I love my up line the training and mentoring are just the icing on the cake. And I am a successful at it”! “Do you want to know more information”?

Engage them into the conversation by asking questions.
For example
1) Oh yes what do you know about the industry?
2) Have you been in network marketing before? Tell me about your experience(s).
If there still skeptical I always go back to the best eye opener I found that works well.
**Have you ever heard of Amway? Do you know how long they have been in business? They’ve been around a long time. 50 years!
If this industry doesn’t work, then how have they survived this long even in the biggest economic downfall of America?

COMING TO THE CLOSE

Ask them what they think makes a successful marketing company? Say to them, “If I can show you _______ (there name and fill in what they just told you) would you be willing and open to take a look at my opportunity?

Make sure to listen to them. Be a good listener! Listen for their needs, wants and hearts desires. For it will surely lead you to the promised land of success.

The Golden Circle

Have you ever watched the video by Simon Sinek titled, “Starts With Why”?  He makes interesting points to ponder on.

All great leaders think, act and follow the same way.  Steve Jobs, Martin Luther King and the Wright Bother’s for example.  They communicate the exact same way.  It is the complete opposite of everyone else and from what we are taught in sales and marketing techniques.  All Simon Sinek did was “codify” it.    What he did next totally made sense to me.  The light bulb in my head went on and I am approaching my business in the same way.

Draw a target on a piece of paper.  Make three circles,  one big, one smaller inside the big one and then another smaller one inside that one.  Then inside the smallest circle write in “Why” , the middle circle write in “How”, and in the outside larger circle write in “What”.

For example he talks about Apple and how they’re easy to understand and everyone gets it.  Most marketing and sales are done by things like, “We make great computers.  They’re beautifully designed, simple to use and user friendly.  Want to buy one?

What’s the difference with Apple?  Here’s how they actually communicate.  “Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quot.  We believe in thinking differently.  The way we challenge the status quot is by making our products beautifully designed, simple to use and user friendly.  We just happen to make great computers.  Want to buy one?”

     Remember that people don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it! 

If you talk about what you believe, you will attract those who believe what you believe! Market from the point of view to find out ‘why” they need your product or services not “what” they need.  How are you approaching your market place niche?  From the inside out or the outside in?  **Go to YouTube and watch the video ***  It will explain the Golden Circle in detail.

Leaders inspire us.  We follow leaders for ourselves, not for them.  Remember to ask yourself, “Why” you have the ability to inspire those around you or to find others who inspire them.

Gain The Advantage!

footnote  all materials were taken from the video by Simon Sinek titled “How Great Leaders Inspire Action”.

Gaining My Barrings For A Great December

December 2019 is upon us. The end of another decade and the beginning of new things.

This time of year really can throw some people into a state of panick and anxiety. Worrying about where to buy gifts, what to get for that speacial someone and money, money, money.

This year I want to challenge everyone reading this to have a better December this year then in years past.

Planning

Recently I found an article by Marelisa Fábrega, owner of “Daring to Live Fully” titled; How To Have An Organized Christmas – Create A December Planner.

Usually my calendar is full of events, deadlines, birthdays and more. Planner? I’ve never kept a planner for being organized. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

With today’s technology everything is in my phone or tablet and written on my main calendar at home.

When I start out the month the first thing I do is add birthday celebrations. My husbands is on December third, then my youngest grandsons is on the twenty-seventh.

Next thing on my list decorating for Christmas. Seems stupid I know; however I’d rather plan to do it early then realize later I forgot to do it at all.

Between working a full time job, writing, taking care of my husband, and all the other things I must do planning works!

Organization

Baking, shopping, parties and the list goes on. Along with planning out my month, the need for being organized screams out at me.

My husband is always on me about mt list. “Where’s your list at”? He asks as we are walking down an isle. I used to smile and tell him; “Don’t worry it’s right here” while pointing to my head. Of course after we’ve gotten home, it’s then I realize what I’d forgotten.

Now if I don’t make either a paper list or use a handy mobile application like Cool Memo and To Do Tasks.

Self ❤ Care

Always make time for yourself! Even if it’s drinking coffee in your favorite Christmas mug, getting your nails or hair done at the salon. Make time for you!

Afterall if you are not grounded yourself know one would get through December much less all the holidays it includes.

Rewards

Make a Rewards Bucket List. As you’re accomplishing tasks throw in a reward for yourself. Maybe a “movie day with the kids” or “date night with your honey”.

Reward lists are alot like a bucket list. Cross off each one as you go.

Finally

Enjoy time with your family. Be happy, loving, caring and most of all thankful to have those you love around you.

Have a great December!

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Casual Shoes For Motorcycle Riding

Protective gear while riding is imperative for a riders safety. From leather jackets, mesh jackets, V2 protection jackets, gloves, helmets and of course shoes/boots. Although some will argue the facts, foot protection matters! All too often while working in the emergency room trauma victims were brought in from a motorcycle accident with little to no foot protection. Flip-Flops are not proper footwear to be on a motorcycle with. The CDC did a study and found that 30% of all non fatal motorcycle injuries were to the legs and feet.

Proper and comfortable shoes should provide comfort, toe protection, heal and ankle support and an anti -slip rubber sole for good gripping. They should keep your feet warm and dry. Thanks to the manufacturers which are bridging the gap brining new and innovative riding apparel technology to the forefront of motorcycle safety.

Choosing the right shoe

You need to know there is a difference between motorcycle riding shoes and riding boots. If you are new to riding then finding the comfort, style and safety is important. If you are already an avid rider then you probably have a high standard for performance, safety and function while shifting gears.

Number Five TCX Street Ace WP Womens Shoe comes in just under $200.00.

Important features include:

  • Waterproof lining

  • High wear-resistant rubber sole

  • CFS Comfort Fit System

  • Comes in sizes 4 to 9.5

  • Only come in gray

Reviews from Cyclegear.com stated; “Very comfortable for riding in and walking in. Love the baked in heel, allows me to flat foot when stopped. Been caught in the rain twice with the, kept me feet nice and dry. Obviously they don’t have much air flow since they are waterproof, but I have no complaints there. Have worn these shoes allay at work with no problems. Would recommend these shoes”.

Number Four Harley Davidson’s Mackey Performance Shoes For The Ladies sells for $150.00.

Important features Include:

  • Waterproof

  • Made by Wolverine for the performance factors one expects from Harley Davidson

  • 3MTM Reflective Material and reflective laces to improve your chances of being seen in low visibility conditions

  • Rubber Outsole

  • Abrasion-Resistant, Slip-Resistant and Oil- Resistant

  • Comes in Black and Gray

  • Sizes 5 – 11

The downside would be from the reviews off of the Harley Davidson’s reviews website. One reviewer stated; “Not good for summer riding. My feet got really hot in 94 degree weather versus using my other leather harley boots which are too heavy but they keep my feet neutral. Not too hot and not too cold”.

Number Three Speed and Strength Black Nine Moto Shoe by the Speed and Strength company. Sells for just under $100.00 and it’s a bargain for sure.

Important Features Include:

  • Features ankle support

  • Comes in wide

  • Rubber sole for griping pavement

  • Leather Upper with an undercover lacing system

  • Comes in Black, Grey and Charcoal

  • Sizes 6 -11.5

★★★★★★★★★★5 out of 5 stars.

GREAT WATERPROOF BOOTS “I purchased these boots from the Harley on-line store through my dealership and had them delivered to my house. I usually buy wide or extra wide boots because of a problem I have with my little toe rubbing. I usually wear a 9 to a 9 ½ but because these only come in a medium length I went with a 10 to see how they fit. As it turned out I had about 1⁄2 inch room at the end but I wore them around the house a couple of days and they are quite comfortable. There is a very small composite safety toe but doesn’t cover the toes. Good if you accidentally kick something hard by accident. I wear them all day and my feet don’t hurt. And they are waterproof. Another plus. I really like these boots and would recommend them”.

Number Two Daily Shoes Womens Lace Up Buckle Combat Boots Ankle High sells anywhere from $15.00 to $80.00. These boots have an unusual stylish feature. With the Susan 01 Wallet Pocket a girl can carry her wallet necessities instead of an over the shoulder carry purse or zipping up in a jacket. (I may have to get me a pair of these just to try them out)

Important Features Include:

  • Patent- Leather

  • Rubber sole

  • Slip resistant durable synthetic soles

  • Come in a variety of colors from black to hot pink

  • Sizes 5 – 12

Downside according to the reviews on Amazon, a few reviewers stated that the soles fell apart after wearing the boots for around three to four months

3.0 out of 5 stars, “After only 2 months of own these boots the right sole has split apart. I got them April 4th and they started falling apart 2 weeks ago June 7th. I am disappointed in the craftsmanship of the boots. They SHOULD last longer for the price“.

Before I get to number one I want to take this opportunity to say, “Thank You” to Mr. Tim Kraai owner of Motor Gear Expert.com for asking me to be a guest blogger on his website. Stop by and check out the website. There is a lot of helpful information and great reading.

Number One Harley Davidson the Eagleson sells for $140.00.

Important Features Include:

  • A sneaker that is “street” ready and can handle the road

  • Waterproof full grain leather and breathable hydro-guard waterproof lining

  • Rubber outsole

  • Only come in black

  • Sizes 7 – 13 in a medium or wide width

This particular shoe is a really new product for Harley Davidson. As for a downside only the price seemed to be an issue according to the reviews on the Harley Davidson website most gave it either four or five stars.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Awesome shoes. I usually never spend more than $50 on shoes but these are well worth the price, great product“.

These are just a few casual shoes one could wear while riding. If you are a new rider, let me encourage you to always wear safety gear. Be aware of your surroundings at all times and “look twice, save a life”!

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Saving Money On Black Friday Deals For 2019

 

Black Friday, November 29, 2019 offers affordable deals with substantial savings both online and in stores.  The average consumer saves hundreds even thousands of dollars on this one day.

Making A List – What is the objective you are trying to accomplish on Black Friday?  Might I suggest writing your list in a way to help visualize the cost and items you’re wanting to purchase.

My Black Friday Shopping List 2019

  1. Dave – New TV for bedroom, fishing poll, Harley Davidson apparel –  Walmart $129 – 200  43” TV,  $20 – $40 Fishing Poll, HD varies $50 – $200.00
  2. Sally – New Tablet, Room Décor, Makeup, Curling Iron – Walmart $50 – 150, Varies $15 – 50 each, Varies $15 – 30

Browsing The Internet For Deals – While I was browsing the world wide web, I came across this fantastic site called; Slickdeals .  What will you find that is different from other sites?

  •     Store Coupons
  •     Video Game Deals
  •     Deal Alerts which you can setup to your liking
  •     The Top 10 Black Friday Deals -TVs are obviously a hot-ticket item each year, but there are plenty of other price breaks to be had. Laptops, smart home devices, video games and small kitchen appliances are always popular this time of year. Check back here in early November to see which deals are the best ones for 2019.Here are the top 10 discounts from 2018 (as voted on by the Slickdeals community):
    1. 65-inch TCL 4K HDR Roku Smart LED TVSale Price: $398 | Reg. Price: $598
    2. PlayStation Store’s Sony PS Plus 12-month Digital MembershipSale Price: $39.99 | Reg. Price: $59.99
    3. GameStop’s Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle + $50 GameStop Gift CardSale Price: $299.99 | Reg. Price: $359.99
    4. Kohl’s’ Google Home Hub + $15 Kohl’s CashSale Price: $99 | Reg. Price: $149
    5. Target’s Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS)Sale Price: starting at $199.99 | Reg. Price: starting at $279.99
    6. Kohl’s PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB Spider-Man Bundle + $60 Kohl’s CashSale Price: $199.99 | Reg. Price: $299.99
    7. Best Buy’s Roku 4K Ultra Streaming Media PlayerSale Price: $49.99 | Reg. Price: $99.99
    8. Best Buy’s Sony 1000XM2 Premium Wireless Noise Cancelling HeadphonesSale Price: $199.99 | Reg. Price: $349.99
    9. Instant Pot LUX80 8-Qt Pressure CookerSale Price: $59 | Reg. Price: $99
    10. Best Buy’s Dell Inspiron 15.6″ Touch-Screen LaptopSale Price: $399.99 | Reg. Price: $599.99

Stop by and browse through their site.  With so much to offer you may not have to even leave your house or office.

Using Rewards Credit or Debit Cards – Using your rewards credit or debit cards adds up more points, which saves on purchases throughout the year.  Cash back credit cards are popular because they offer tangible benefits.

Not all cash back offers are the same.  Money Crashers offers valuable tips about this very topic.

“Some offer the same cash back rate on all purchases. Others offer higher cash back rates on certain spending categories, such as groceries or gas, and lower rates on everything else. Others offer bonus cash back on spending categories that rotate every quarter. A few accrue cash back on purchases and monthly payments. And some cash back cards even hew to hybrid models, with cash back on certain spending categories and different types of rewards (such as airline miles) on others”.

Reward Yourself – When all is said and done, find the time to reward yourself for accomplishing such a huge task.  Go out for cocktails, lunch, take a spa day, take a trip, hell just do whatever you want to.

Shopping is what one makes of it.  Have fun, smile and be happy.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

 

Daylight Saving Time 2019: A Guide to the When, Why, What and How|Live Science

I don’t know about you, but I lothe daylight savings time. I live in the wonderful state of Colorado and we still are stuck in daylight savings.

I came across this article and thought I’d share it with you all.

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https://channelthreesixfive.com/daylight-saving-time-2019-a-guide-to-the-when-why-what-and-howlive-science/

Please leave a comment.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Watch “UNITED NATIONS HIRING DISARMAMENT OFFICERS TO TAKE AMERICAN FIREARMS” on YouTube

If you don’t think that the New World Order is not in the United States, think again.

I don’t usually write about political agendas and I don’t claim to be an expert at politics.

However with that said, what I do know is that the United States Of America is under attack. Yes you read that right! We are under attack from the Democratic party.

They want to get rid of ALL guns!!

If you are a believer in Christ then hear this. Revelations is unfolding before our very eyes every day. Watch this video and decide for yourself.

From 1960s: The United States Program for General and Complete Disarmament In A Peaceful World

Published on Jul 14, 2014
UNITED NATIONS HIRING DISARMAMENT OFFICERS TO TAKE AMERICAN FIREARMS

This did happen and will probably happen again. WATCH THIS VIDEO!

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UN US News

Did you watch it? Scary isn’t it? Get ready America because they want you in complete control to their agenda. PERIOD!

I believe in Jesus Christ and that he died for all and paid for our sins. He rose from the grave three days later so that we who accept him as their saviour, would be forgiven of our sins and enter into heaven when we die.

John 3:16 (KJV) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

If you have never accepted Jesus Christ into your heart and asked him to forgive you of your sins simply pray this prayer; “Heavenly Father I come before you in the name of Jesus Christ your son. I ask you to forgive me of my sins, wash me clean in your blood and save my soul”.

If you just prayed that prayer Congratulations you are now my brother or sister in Christ Jesus.

I urge you to get into a faith based church for fellowship and guidance. If you need a bible you can download the King James Bible App for free from Google Play or one of these free bible resources.

Comments are welcome.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS BE AWARE. THEME PARK ABDUCTIONS CAN HAPPEN.

My friend and actress Christi Baus posted this on her page.
Pay attention parents! This could happen at Elitches, Lakeside, Water World or anywhere.

THEME PARK ABDUCTIONS.
CALL the police first, then get security at the park. GET THE POLICE INVOLVED right away!

July 3, 2019
“I’ve not talked about my more-than-the-normal-crazy day at Hersheypark this past Wednesday because it involved a child belonging to close friends… a child who was almost abducted on my watch.

I wanted to respect their family’s privacy. They have now put it out there so I feel comfortable sharing the email I sent to Hershey this morning because it is important for parents to understand the dangers and their rights as parents. After watching the young man’s dad, a police chief, handle the situation, I can assure you that I would handle things much differently if a similar situation occurred in the future.

I honestly did not protect my daughter as well as I should have from those in authority and allowed her to be questioned 8 times. Her words were “Did they all think I was lying?? Were they trying to see if my story would change?” As soon as she told me what had happened, my gut screamed human trafficking, which she and I were immediately on the same page with (my kids have heard that lecture way too many times!). As you’ll read in the letter I sent to Hershey I had to be very firm to get any kind of result.

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Here is the letter:

Dear Ms. McGraw,

My name is Sherry Webb. For many years my family has enjoyed Hersheypark as season passholders. Every summer we look forward to weekly trips to the park with my daughters and a carload of their friends!

I am writing to you today because I am very concerned about an incident that happened on our last group trip to the park on Wednesday, July 3, and I would like to discuss it further.

On Wednesday, a little before 12noon, a woman attempted to befriend one of the children in our group while waiting to go down a slide in the Water Works area. She even offered to let him go in front of her, which would have broken up our group. I firmly said no. (Our safety rule for slides is adult or oldest teenager, kids, then adult. This helps to keep us together as a group.) She was waiting for the boy when he came down the slide and then attempted to walk away with him telling him that he would have fun on the slide in another area of the water park. My daughter told her “no, he needs to stay with our group” and a second later the woman grabbed his arm and tried to walk off with him. My teenage daughter yanked him away from the woman. When I came down the slide last, I was greeted by 5 scared young people. This is without a doubt the one of the scariest things that can happen to a child, to a teenager that has to step up to protect younger children and to a group parent.

When the young people explained what happened, I immediately approached the staff person at the Water Works entrance. She literally just stared at me and did not respond at all. I finally asked her if we could talk to security. She replied that “yes, you could find security” but never offered to use the radio on her shoulder to call them! I then approached a woman who appeared to be from the maintenance/cleaning department. She took me seriously but stated that she didn’t know how to get a hold of security and directed us to speak with a manager at Nathan’s. I approached an employee at Nathan’s and asked him to please have a manager page security as a child was almost abducted. The manager came out 5 minutes later and asked me what I needed, I told him but still no security person surfaced. I finally took the five young people to the First Aid building and unfortunately, I had to speak very strongly with the staff on the need for immediate action to get security called.

It took talking to FOUR employees, NOT counting the staff in the First Aid building, and thirty minutes for me to talk to someone in security. THIRTY MINUTES!!! That is absurd!

I am extremely disappointed in the staff in the First Aid building. When the children wanted to change out of their swimsuits, the staff directed them to the changing rooms in the park. After an attempted abduction with a child in our group they told my group of young people that the bathroom in their building was for staff only and that they could leave the adult in the group to go change in the changing rooms!?!

Kyle and the other full-time security staff person were helpful and seemed to take the situation more seriously. I did firmly state that I needed to contact the young man’s father before I would complete the written statement. I then found it quite disturbing that they were not going to call the Derry Township Police because they had not found the woman that had grabbed the child. Thankfully I had contacted the boy’s father, who is a local police chief, as he talked me through working with the Hersheypark security and finally got on the phone with them when they informed me that they could not call the police unless the parent was there. I’m not sure I understand that because the police talked to the young man before the parents arrived at the park. (The Hersheypark security team only took statements from my daughter and I.) I don’t understand the reluctance to call the Derry Township Police as it seems to me that when a crime is attempted the logical thing to do would be to involve the local police.

I was SHOCKED that the security staff wanted to take the young man to the security office WITHOUT the rest of the group. They wanted to take him down and the parents could meet him there. Why on earth would anyone think that taking a child that just went through such an ordeal away from the adult he knows and trusts is a good idea??? I had to refuse to allow our group to be split up several times during this ordeal. I even had to refuse to allow my 17-year-old daughter and the young boy to be taken to a conference room without me!!

The staff at Hersheypark completely dropped the ball and let us down on Wednesday. My group of young people stepped up and showed incredible strength and leadership. But many young people would not have known what to do. Had the young person that was grabbed not been the son of my friend, who is a police chief, I would not have known to push for a call to the local police. I heard of MANY attempted child abductions at Hersheypark last summer and was shocked to hear that the Derry Township Police was not aware of them.

Thank you for your time. I would appreciate if someone would contact me as I would like to know what steps Hersheypark will take to ensure proper staff training for future crisis/emergency situations.”

Thank you,
Sherry Webb

To the Hershey Park Management as a Grandparent and Health Care provider I am appalled at how your staff handled this extreme situation.

Your specialty is families and fun. I would hope that your management team would take this opportunity as a training experience to prevent anything like this from happening again.

Now this has been made public. How will your park handle this in the future?

Personally if I was visiting your state and knowing what has almost happened, I would shout from the roof tops “Don’t take your kids to Hersey Theme Park”!

1-888-373-7888

How do we stop human trafficking and children from being taken from us?

The Catholic Relief Services published an article about this exact issue. You may want to read it and share with others.

Be aware of your surroundings. Watch people around your group. If someone approaches your children in the group, stop them immediately and tell them to leave the area.

Teach your children how to be aware of strangers. Teach them what to do in case of an emergency situation.

The teenagers in this letter must have been so scared . Acting with bravery and strength, I applaud their parents for raising such great kids.

My prayer is for every child in this world to be safe and that angles would around them and protect them always.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Let Us Never Forget.

Memorial Day is ment to be a sober day. Here in The United States of America, we hold those whom have laid down their lives in war times protecting America’s values and freedom very close to our hearts.

Personally I want to take this moment to say, “Thank You for your service to this great country, and for defending our ways of life for all people of America”.

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Spring And Asthma

SPRING IS HERE!
Most people love spring, unless they have allergies or asthma and allergies. Plants are blooming, most people look forward to the temperature is rising . Unless one has allergies or asthma that presents another issue.

According to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America

  • More than 50 million Americans have experienced various types  of allergies each year.13
  • Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S.1
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 13 people have asthma.1

Pollen is one of the most common triggers of  seasonal allergies.  Every spring and summer plants release tiny pollen grains to fertilize other plants of the same species. This pollen is carried by the wind to other plants which causes humans and animals to breathe it into their nose leading to the respiratory system.  More than 2 million emergency room visits  each year are related to asthma.  

Keeping Pollen At Bay

In an article on  WebMD  titled Spring Asthma the author Kara Mayer Robinson outlines 7 ways to keep pollen at bay.  

I suggest you read it when you have a chance.  Remember to avoid the outdoors from 5:00 am to 10:00 am when the pollen counts are highest.  

Know Your Asthma Triggers

People with asthma have inflamed airways which are sensitive to things which may not bother other people. These things are “triggers”.  Avoiding your triggers is the best way to reduce your need for medicines and to prevent costly asthma episodes.  

If you don’t know what triggers  your asthma this article titled; ” What Triggers or Causes Asthma” maybe helpful.

Have An Allergy and Asthma Management Plan

Having both an allergy and asthma management plan is the key to preventing allergic reactions and asthma symptoms.  I also recommend that you work with your doctor to help you create an easy plan for you to manage.  

  • Take any medications as prescribed
  • Know which medication to take and when to take it
  • Know when to call your doctor
  • Know when to seek emergency medical care

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AH SPRING!  May the sunshine upon your face and you take time to smell the flowers along the way.  

Here’s to having a healthy and happy spring.

Gain The Advantage!

Alicia Osmera

 

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