09/22/2015 Comments are off the Voice of Change
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09/22/2015 Comments are off the Voice of Change
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Are you inward or outward focused? a taker or a giver ? What the refugee crisis can teach us about our movement.

The recent refugee crisis is straining the entire world, not just the EU.  American cowardly announces it will take 10,000 when Germany only one of the EU countries is taking 800,000.  Did you know that Germany is only 2/3 the size of California and smaller than Texas?

We are seeing the living proof of leaders who are givers or takers, who are inward and outward focused.

Hungry for example, has closed it doors from the beginning, although it did take in about 200,000 refugees in the past. Is this just a leadership mentality and lifestyle or is it an inward value of the people as a whole.

America on the other hand is seen to be split as many are givers and many are takers.  However in the immigration crisis, we are seeing that most Americans really don’t want to help more immigrants, even if they are called “refugees.”

Germany’s leadership is certainly focused on the outward, sharing, helping, and giving.  Great moral values that help shape a powerful country.  Austria values are just the same. No other nation has reached beyond Germany’s open door to helping people.

At this point, you might be wondering, what does this have to do with a movement, our movement, our cause?

Whether you are a believer, or not we are seeing the world move and shift to a new paradigm one of self-centeredness and give me all I can get.  It’s all about me and me and my family and that’s all.

While protecting and providing for yourself and your family is okay, this mindset is harmfully unbalanced.  When you being to reach out and give to people who have nothing, you make a difference not only in their life, but in your life and the life of those around you.

There is a true story, well many true stories like them.  This one is of an Asian boy who wanted a birthday cake, but he and his family could not even afford one, or the ingredients to make one. While shopping at a grocery store, he begged his mother as they passed the bakery, for a small birthday cake, and his mother told him I am sorry we cannot afford one.  A stranger was observing the family and this crisis, and the boy pointing at the chocolate cake he wanted.  Filled with compassion, the man hurriedly purchased the cake, and raced to catch the family before they got home.  The family did not want to accept this (which is another story in itself), however they did and gratefully thanked the stranger. The stranger gave them a note that said “pay it forward” and told them someday they would be able to pay it forward.

Fast forward to 20 years later, another family is shopping and it is a boy’s grandfather’s birthday and they too pass a bakery in the grocery store.  The mother explains how she wished she had the money to afford a cake for the boy’s grandfather’s birthday.  A stranger was watching and listening, not knowing this family.   He also hurriedly purchased the cake and raced to catch the family and when he did, he gave them the cake and a note, and said someone taught him this moral value and principle to “pay it forward” by sharing.  The family thanked the man.  When they got home, they surprised the grandfather with the cake. The grandfather, was upset at first because he knew the family could not afford this, and he asked with what did you pay for this, how?  The mother explained that a stranger paid for it, and gave them this note.  She showed him the note.  The note was strangely the same as the one he wrote 20 years ago to a boy who could not afford a birthday cake.   The man who bought this cake was the same person who the grandfather had purchased a cake for 20 years earlier.

This story is powerful, you can watch the video below.  Whether or not you get paid by someone helping you in the future, you are creating a circle, and chain of selfless love and giving.

When we talk about our movement, it is evident that more people are followers and readers than the givers *staff of this network, selfless people who some have nothing to do with YOUR movement.  Our leaders know what they are doing, they are paying it forward to a movement that is broken down, and defeated and most would rather wait until a money falls from the sky.  They have forgotten about the hundreds of thousands of others, or they think they cannot afford to help anyone else but themselves.  Maybe they really don’t want to help anyone else or sacrifice to help another.   We saw it in a recent meeting, so many wanted to come and hear what the next news of the SLGH future is.  The turnout was successful because there were free prizes given.  Who would not want to come for a chance to win a new car or truck, or something big?  It showed how out of balance people really are.  You can’t get 100 to rally for a cause or even 10, but for free giveaways you can rally a small army together.

Maybe this is not the reality of why so many people attended an event, but you see this in political rallies also. They give a free concert or something of value. The politician goes away showing the world the thousands who attended, but they forget to tell who the people really came for.

We live in a world where we want and want and want, instead of being satisfied with what we have and sacrificing to help one person or more than a person. That is what our movement is all about, helping each other.

That is why we are writing this article, because as a staff of people where only two are land grant heirs, the rest are business people and caring people who selflessly give to help this movement.

You may read this and say, now wait just a minute I am not broken down, defeated, I am not one of those people you are talking about. I care for other people besides myself and my family.  I am sure there are many of the heirs that are givers. We hope then these people will help support this network.

Maybe you are a person that we are talking about, we encourage you to give, even if not to us, find someone or a cause to give. We have partnered with Jessica Biel’s Make the Difference Network, you can sponsor something there.

Then there is our network a network that is existing to help.  Our network is flooded with visitors and now we must pay an additional $500 a month to upgrade our server because we are over our limit in resources we are publishing to help.

We are planning a searchable database that will help heirs find their grant information and their ancestry.  We can’t begin programming it until we get funding for it.

We need your help to keep this going.  Please considering helping with donations, funding sources or membership.  If you cannot afford to help financially there are ways you can help find supporters to help our movement.  Click the “get involved link” at the top left corner. There are many ideas, including fundraisers, celebrity and business support campaigns.

It’s really simple if you take a little time and or money to help make our movement stronger and going.

 

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Family Sues Texas Over Centuries-Old Spanish Land Grant | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

 

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More than 600 descendants of a Mexican settler have sued Texas over the alleged 1870s seizure of a royal grant, claiming that they are entitled to the mineral revenue the state has collected for years.

Joaquin Galan received a land grant from the king more than two centuries ago. His heirs say it was illegally seized in the 1870s

The family filed a lawsuit in July in Travis County District Court, the Austin American-Statesman reported. The main defendant is the General Land Office, whose commissioner is George P. Bush.

“The land was pretty inhospitable,” Tony Zavaleta, a sociology professor at the University of Texas at Brownsville who helped a coal company survey the land in the 1980s told the newspaper. “Who knew that it was sitting on a sea of minerals?”

The Texas Supreme Court ruled in 2008 against a family, deciding that the suit had run afoul of the statute of limitations. The court issued a similar ruling in 2003.

“Your land may have been stolen, but it was a long time ago, and proving it with the right documents is really difficult,”

More than 600 descendants of a Mexican settler have sued Texas over the alleged 1870s seizure of a royal land grant, claiming that they are entitled to the mineral revenue the state has collected for years.

The family filed a lawsuit in July in Travis County District Court, the Austin American-Statesman reported. The main defendant is the General Land Office, whose commissioner is George P. Bush.

The Texas Supreme Court ruled in 2008 against a family, deciding that the suit had run afoul of the statute of limitations. The court issued a similar ruling in 2003.

Galan received the land grant sometime before 1804. By 1816, a settlement called Palafox had 277 residents, but Comanche raiders burned the village and killed most of its residents in 1829.

 

 

 

09/09/2015 Comments are off the Voice of Change
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Help for login and registering

 

We are getting a lot of support emails pertaining to registration and logins. 99% of them are user errors.

We are limited in support because we are limited in funding.  So to help us, we have some solutions below.

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We are using free tools to enable registration, please be patient with us. We have only one user with issues

In that case we deleted the user account, so they could start over.

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For existing users, we may have to delete your account, when it expires so you can add it over again.

Other problems

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Shutting down the VOC

We have asked users if we should shut down, due to expenses over our heads, and the users and members and subscribers want us to keep it going.

You can’t tell your landlord that we don’t have the money without be evicted, our  landlord is our web host

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You can’t go to work in your car on an empty tank of gas. Our gas is our subscribers, users, members, and visitors.

I think you get the point, without Y. O. U. we can’t keep going.  We need you because we can’t say to our providers give me an I.O.U.

Please help by donating, becoming a member or rounding up new people who will become members or donate.

Other networks are charging just to see any content, 90% of our content is free.  That’s the difference and we continually supply you with new information. That’s the other difference.

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However  currently we are asking users to sign up for non-reoccurring subscriptions, these allow you to by pass paypal.  Paypal is having problems with subscriptions at the moment. Moving discounted plans to the store.

09/02/2015 Comments are off the Voice of Change
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Having trouble with log-in or joining us, we want to help

Are you having trouble with login, donating, or joining.  Sometimes we have system problems, other times the user may forget the password or be doing something wrong.

We are here to help you.  Most people contact us when they have a problem.  We hope all would contact us. If we don’t know about a problem we can’t help you or fix it , if the problem is on our side. If the problem is the user doing something wrong we cannot help either.

We have spent a lot of money on upgrades and repairs to make things easy and work. We also spend money so people could use a credit card instead of paypal.    However if you want a subscription service, then you will have to use paypal, because it is the only method that is free for us to automatically renew memberships.  If you would like a one time membership, then a credit option is available if the subscription is one time like our “Professional Non Reoccurring” Membership .

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