Costco & a book titled "AMERICA: Imagine a World without Her


Some may have seen me tweet about this or post something regarding Costco pulling copies of this book which is Number 1 on Amazon's Kindle Store and is a Number 1 bestseller in Books section as well. We saw it as political. Others saw it as political and some of us took to the net to lodge complaints with Costco about this.

Well today, I received a reply from Costco. Someone took the email and marked it as ESCALATED. I guess mentioning a Class Action Lawsuit against them helped to kick some ass in gear and get things moving.

I say GOOD!!! Censorship in this country is bad enough with the government watching every move, the NSA listening to every phone call or tweet or text, Hell I know they're getting an eyeful on some of mine (HA HA HA), that's why I send them!!!

Anyway, I thought amidst the day that everyone out there who follows would like to read the response from Costco which is basically bullshit. They got caught with their pants at half-mast, never thought people would rise up like they did and BAM! RESULTS.

It helps to speak one's mind from time to time. Since I am too damn reachable, I pulled my contact information out of here, but it's good to see that someone stepped up.

Now, if they'll just put the book back on the shelves immediately since they're in the back room, that will be better.

You can purchase a copy by clicking on this: AMERICA: Imagine a World without Her

And here's the email for your reading pleasure. (I've included header information so it can be verified as legit)

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Dear Michael,

We appreciate you taking the time to email Costco Wholesale.


Costco is not influenced by political considerations in selecting product for sale in our warehouses or on Costco.com. This includes our selection of books. Our book buyers are solely interested in book sales, and do not favor any political persuasion over another. Recently, after deciding to sell the book "America: Imagine the World Without Her", beginning on June 1, a decision was made to pull the book from sale on July 1. This decision was based solely on the number of copies sold during that month, and had nothing to do with the content of the book. 

Costco is not a book store. Our book shelf space is very limited. We exercise discipline in the best utilization of that limited space based solely on what our members are buying. We can't carry every title that our members are interested in reading. We are constantly monitoring book sales, and make decisions to pull books off the shelves frequently based on sales volume to make room for other titles. Politics or controversy over content do not influence our decisions.

After we made the return, a documentary was released about the book. Since then there has been heightened interest by our membership base and brisk sales at locations still in stock. Therefore, we have made the decision to reorder the book.


Thank you,

Tracy L. 
Member Service Center
Costco Wholesale Corporation


--Original Message--
From: murdock....com
Date: 7/8/2014 7:05:12 AM
To: service@contactcostco.com
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Note this message was submitted through the costco.com web site customer suggestion page on Tue Jul 08 2014 07:04:03 GMT-0700 (PDT)

Message:
Why would you pull a book called: America: Imagine the World Without Her off your book shelves after selling thousands of copies of it?

Hopefully the Obama Administration is not dictating Costco Inventory Policies now. I know you're not going to want to be involved in the Class Action Lawsuit being formed due to this because it's going to stretch the entire country and it's going to involve all 50 States and a LOT of your membership who are hardcore Republicans.

So...how about getting that title back on the shelves.

Sincerely yours,

Michael Murdock, US NAVY VETERAN

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Domain Services or Domain Notification: Emails...

There is a scam going around the web which everyone who is registering domain names should be aware of.

It's the DOMAIN SERVICES email scam which arrives to your email inbox looking like you're either doing something wrong, or that you're in danger of having something happen to your domain name if you fail to do nothing.

NOTE: ENOM.COM is not the one perpetrating the scam, they are merely HOSTING the SCAMMER and I believe should be held liable for any and all damages to domain holders who are suckered into this type of arrangement. 

One of the companies that allows these emails safe passage which really surprises me that nobody has shut them down yet is http://www.enom.com or https://twitter.com/enom on twitter, or https://www.facebook.com/pages/eNom/104056076298290 which is their facebook page.

These emails will generally arrive to you as your domain is either expiring, has been renewed or is coming up for renewal

In a second I will share with you the content of one of their emails. What is frustrating about these things is that if you're not aware of this scam, you could be tempted to sign up for their services which are a ripoff and which in some cases will cause you to turn over your domain registration to them, costing you substantially more to renew your domain in the future than you should be paying.

I like to see people avoid these issues. So that's why I am investing time in writing this to point out the problem.

Okay, so let's examine the email:

From address is generally Domain Services, or Domain Notification Services. (something to note, If you are a GODADDY customer or a SNAGADOMAIN customer you will receive notifications, but they will come from an address that mentions godaddy or snagadomain, so check the email before deleting it).

EMAIL - 

One I received yesterday was:

From: Domain Services

To: Michael Murdock

Subject: Domain Notification: MICHAEL MURDOCK This is your Final Notice of Domain Listing - 24HOURLISTING.INFO

Attention: Important Notice , DOMAIN SERVICE NOTICE

Domain Name: 24HOURLISTING.INFO

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ATT: MICHAEL MURDOCK

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DOCMURDOCK

email address removed

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UNITED STATES

WWW.24HOURLISTING.INFO

Please ensure that your contact information is correct or make the necessary changes above

Requested Reply

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Failure to complete your Domain name search engine registration by the expiration date may result in cancellation of this offer making it difficult for your customers to locate you on the web.

Privatization allows the consumer a choice when registering. Search engine subscription includes domain name search engine submission. You are under no obligation to pay the amounts stated below unless you accept this offer. Do not discard, this notice is not an invoice it is a courtesy reminder to register your domain name search engine listing so your customers can locate you on the web.

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By accepting this offer, you agree not to hold DS liable for any part. Note that THIS IS NOT A BILL. This is a solicitation. You are under no obligation to pay the amounts stated unless you accept this offer. The information in this letter contains confidential and/or legally privileged information from the notification processing department of the DS 3501 Jack Northrop Ave. Suite #F9238 Hawthorne, CA 90250 USA, This information is intended only for the use of the individual(s) named above. There is no pre-existing relationship between DS and the domain mentioned above. This notice is not in any part associated with a continuation of services for domain registration. Search engine submission is an optional service that you can use as a part of your website optimization and alone may not increase the traffic to your site. If you do not wish to receive further updates from DS reply with Remove to unsubscribe. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that disclosure, copying, distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents for this letter is strictly prohibited.

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The problem with this notice is that the removal of your information is for that one domain ONLY. If you have 300 of these, you have to send 300 requests to remove your information which is a waste of time and someone should have to pay for that time wasting.

As a domain reseller and also one who purchases domains for myself and for others, I consider this type of marketing abusive in nature and something that someone should be held accountable for.

These people will switch providers and change domains that they email from to avoid getting caught, but they do provide a valid fax number and a mailing address which means some attorney could potentially make a literal fortune off this company as they are getting sales from somewhere, otherwise they'd not be continuing to email people.

Do yourself a favor, if you see one of these solicitations coming into your email box, delete it, don't sign up for the service because once they have you, they have you and if they get access to your domain control panel they can literally steal your domain from underneath you and then hold you ransom to get it back.

Notice also that by entering into this agreement with them, that you agree not to hold them liable for anything. So they have you there as "oh you were told about this".

I am going to forward a copy of this email that I am posting to ENOM.COM as well so that they are aware that their ethics are being questioned, and since it appears they're a company formed in the USA that they would fall under FTC guidelines for such things and that they could be fined for such activities or shutdown should they be found to be complicit. But that would be a for a court to decide, not me. Am not a lawyer, just one who's been exposed to legal matters for many years so I tend to read a lot.

Thanks for taking time to read this and if you run into one of these and want me to look at it, please reach out and I'll see if I can help for a very affordable fee.

Best regards,


Michael Murdock, CEO

DocMurdock.com

Drones or Quadcopters??

Dear @nbcnews I saw your article on Drones in the sky and how you focused on them and what they're taking pictures of.

What you neglected to tell your viewers but I will is for them to look around their streets, where they shop, where they eat, where they walk in the evenings, where they change, etc...and see how many cameras are filming them each and every moment of every single day vs. 18-20 mins at a time, (the amount of charge which will carry a QUADCOPTER as it's really called.

The quads are getting a bad name due to uninformed people reporting on them. Instead of having one of your people doing a story on this, why not come out and interview someone who actually flies one. I'd be happy to stand with your people, and do a demo of one and let you see not only what is seen during the quads flight, but the resulting images as well so that you can do a properly informed story about the technology and what it's being used for, not perverted for.

Flying these over a crowd of people in Los Angeles...DANGEROUS because those spinning blades can not only take fingers and hands, but if you hit someone just right they can cut into a skull. These are not toys, they are tools which should be used by people who have trained or been trained in their operation.

And they should be used for good things. I for example had to explain to a policeman why I was flying one in my housing area safely sending it from the ground to 200 ft into the air to snap a sunset after a less than educated employee of Boeing (of all places) decided to film me (without my permission, not sure the officer made her destroy that footage, but it could be part of a lawsuit brought against Boeing for the actions of their employee and unfounded accusations of me filming her, which I was not, and never would).

I fear as a professional photographer using this tool for the right purposes that organizations like yours will infringe on my rights to enjoy this tool and the great results it produces because of the lack of education and paranoia.

Did you know that the product has software that indicates no fly zones and sends the quad back to its home point when it approaches things like airports? No, you neglected to cover that in your story.

Did you know that there's a RETURN HOME FEATURE so that if the quad loses signals from your remote control that it will initiate a flight pattern which brings it back to where it was launched from? No, you left that out of your story as well.

The woman that complained in Seattle about the "drone photographing her in the nude on the 26th floor of her home tower", did she express concern about the voyeurs across Seattle with the high powered telescopes who were watching her and masturbating to her appearance while she was freaking out about the drone and then proceeded to post her pictures on the web? No, you left that out of your story as well and now, she'll be admitted to a psych ward when you go back and ask her about that because her response would be "REALLY??? NO!!! There's nobody out there doing that!!! and then she'll go google it and find out that yes, someone did see her.

(I am guessing on the previous paragraph, but I'll bet if you put the word out there, somewhere someone did see her and did exactly that) It happens every single day in many cities across the USA and around the world.

Check this site out for some interesting images: http://www.gallerydirect.com/marketplace/search?q=voyeur

And when you're done, then go to this page and see some images shot by someone who is using this tool the right way:


You will see some pictures of people in my page. Those people, all of them stopped by and asked me questions about the QUAD and what I was using it for, and they were asked if they minded their picture being taken and all said no, even the girl on the beach with the cellphone walking with the quad following her. It was funny because she just kept talking as it hovered behind her. An example of what cameras do each and every single day of the week around the world to many many more people.

The other thing you didn't cover is the resolution of what the government is watching us with. Why? Because they told you that you couldn't, but I can tell you that it can read the date on a dime around 1000 feet in the air and the DJI Phantom 2 Vision and Phantom 2 Vision+ that you showed in your story cannot even come close to that.

The hobby versions capture at around 4,000 x 3,000 pixels per inch resolution or High Definition for those who love to use that terminology.

Stability of the resulting image is dependent on a bunch of things, but one is whether or not the quad you are flying has a GIMBAL on it that allows the camera to remain stable while the quad rocks and rolls with the wind. Some days you'll find there is no wind affecting you, and other times you'll find there's a lot of wind affecting your flying.

If you're smart, you're not flying the smaller quads in wind speeds in excess of 8-10mph. If you are, you'll notice that your flight time is decreased. The other thing you neglected to cover is that these things have a GPS in them which allows them to be tracked and to maintain a fix on what's called a HOME point which they will return to if they lose signal.

So...now you know a little bit more about the QUADCOPTER, DRONES are used by the Military for a number of purposes including killing people. These QUADS are used for photography.

Now, in closing as with ANYTHING out there, there are some people that are less than proper with these. Those people deserve what they get as a result of their flying where they shouldn't, buzzing girls in bikini's on the beaches, or intruding near someone's window and photographing them. Although in order to get a good picture of someone you have to pretty much be flying in the room with them which most people will not do because a shoe or a chair will turn this whirring tool into a pile of garbage quickly. But then again...computers can be use adversely, as can cars, knives, pots, pans, pants, sneakers, high heeled shoes...I hope you get my point.

EDUCATE THE PUBLIC and DON'T PENALIZE those of us that are using these tools for the purpose they were designed for.

I am personally all for training and licensing of people to use these things, but that will also mean that they'll be sold illegally and bastardized the way some other things are and that will be a sad time in our country as once again the legal system will be taxed by those who can't follow the rules.

Lastly for some additional education and images, you can see this posting which I put up following the incident with my neighbor the other day:


You have my expressed permission to use the images in these pages on the web in a story to educate your viewers. However, you must use them without edits because they are 100% factual and any changes will remove the clarity and precise message of the postings and the images.

If these don't work, then pack a camera crew and come down to Huntington Beach in the morning around 6:30am and let's take my quad and head over to Huntington Dog Beach / Huntington Beach Cliffs and you can shoot a story of what is entailed in taking one of these out of a car, getting it set to return home and then watch the flying, and landing and leaving the area as well, all within the bounds of the law as there is no law against flying them over or on a beach anywhere in California that I am aware of.

Best regards,

Michael E. Murdock, US NAVY VETERAN and CEO

It's a QUADCOPTER, not a DRONE

and it's not peeking in your window!!! Really it's not.

Oh what a peacefilled sleep last evening. 

But after the Huntington Beach Police Department were taken away from more important matters to come and visit me to talk about a quadcopter that was no where near the windows of a neighbor and makes a LOT less noise than her dog does howling at 0500 nearly every single day of the week. Another neighbor filed a complaint against her, but she probably thinks it was me. I'll bet the CEO of Boeing would love to know about this and consider whether or not this person, initials CW, should be in their employ any longer. I'll be happy to discuss that should they read this posting. Definitely not a good reflection on their company and they need good reflections in these times.

I've decided as a Veteran to exercise my 1st Amendment FREE SPEECH rights with this posting. I don't like being falsely accused of ANYTHING, much less of taking pictures of someone like this person. If you want to lie, lie to your husband, don't lie about me because I ignore you. Just saying.

Based on that experience last evening after speaking with the nice officer, I decided to take my quad to the park this morning which sits next to another neighborhood, and to do some flying along with some picture taking to show what a person looks like from 200ft up in the air being filmed from one of these things that does not have zoom in it (unlike the military versions). And that person was ME and I have my permission to film me. By the way, if I ever snapped a photo of someone who didn't want to be filmed, I'd be happy to delete it. Hasn't happened yet out of more than 50 hours of flight time, but just in case.

This is one of the images I shot last evening where I was accused of filming some neighbor. Am not sure if you know this, but this image was taken 200ft in the air looking towards a sunset. No neighbors at that altitude unless they're high!!




Notice the pictures below. One is of the iphone screen showing what the camera is looking at. Where it says ALTITUDE, that's feet above sea level - 221.7ft in this case, the Distance number is horizontal distance in feet away from home point (set before takeoff), in this case 129.6ft. You set a home point with this equipment so that if it loses signal from your remote the gps onboard will initiate a RETURN TO HOME command so that the quad comes back to where it took off from. This is provided you've not run so low on battery that this is not possible. In the upper right corner of the image, you see the wireless icon, 69% is how much battery power is left, SD is that it's filming to a microSD card, the 15 is next to a satellite which means this has a fix on 15 satellites which know exactly where it is and where it will return to should there be a problem. Lastly the icon above the 6355 is the wireless repeater which shows I have a connection between my phone, the repeater and the quad, and the 6355 is the number of potential high resolution snapshots (HD 4,000 x 3,000 pixel pictures) or HD Video I could shoot.

Now, notice the tiny red dot? That's ME! So this camera is not looking in any windows.


The next image is me from around 100 ft up. Can you tell what my footwear is? Can you see whether or not I am wearing glasses? If I didn't tell you that the white thing near my chest is the remote control controlling the quadcopter would you know? Can you discern any details about my facial features?


I thought so. Before you make a phone call to tell the Police outright lies about people, be sure you know exactly what the heck you're talking about, or you could open yourself up for a lawsuit which may cost more than the house you're living in.

Here's a video sample as well and there are more on my Pinterest page (see info before the end of the posting)



I don't screw with people. I live my life, I go visit my 84 year old (this year Mom with Alzheimer's twice a day, 5-7 days a week) and I make sure others rights are respected. Unlike this person who took it upon themselves to accuse me of inappropriate things. I wish the Policeman would have taken time to see the images shot yesterday because he could have easily called her on her lies, but...I want to make sure others are informed and so they can become less paranoid.

People want to know what I am going to use my quad for. Real Estate for one. Great pictures of surfers for another. Amazing Sunsets that you cannot capture from the ground, and other things. I am always approachable by people and many have approached me on the beach and such when I fly asking questions, etc., always nice. In fact on my pinterest page you can see some of those images of those people.

I don't peek in windows. I don't buzz women in bikinis on the beach, and I don't scare kids with this piece of machinery (in fact, before launching last evening to shoot a sunset I asked my other neighbor to keep his kids back and he did so, we've talked about these things before so he's totally cool with it). I answer questions, I share, and I empower others with knowledge. That's my mission in this lifetime, and should the Huntington Beach Police or other departments wish for me to take some time to share what I know with their people, it would be my honor as a US NAVY VETERAN to be of service and do just that.

Don't waste the time of the Police. Whether you're a man or a woman with a chip on your shoulder because your husband is out of town a lot, ASK questions, and become informed. Don't ASSUME, and don't lie to law enforcement, it's not the right thing to do.

**And for those asking "is it illegal to fly these over the beach? I was actually approached by a Huntington Beach Supervisor after flying near the Pier one day, and we were talking, he was asking me questions and then asked if I'd ever flown out to the end of the Pier. I said no, and in fact one of your guards just told me that there was a rule about flying this over the beach. He replied "We have no such rule. As long as you're careful, you're not buzzing the girls in the bikinis or endangering anyone, have fun and be safe. We have some people who do those things, but I watched you fly and you're very safe, very respectful so we have no problem with what you're doing sir".

Nice to know there are people out there who get it, and who understand. If anyone in the NEWS MEDIA would like to do an interview based on this, please find me at @docmurdock on twitter or on facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/docmurdock private message me and I'd be happy to speak with you, or you can look my contact information up on my ABOUT section on facebook.

And if you'd like to see more of my images, please feel free at: http://www.pinterest.com/docmurdock/phantom-2-vision-images/ 

**NOTE - If you are reprinting any images or using them in any footage, please use the following credit: Images by Michael Murdock, DocMurdock™

Thanks for reading, God bless and may you have a Happy Monday


Michael Murdock, US NAVY VETERAN

Reflecting...Monday…February 18th, 2013...

This email below which will turn into a post and be shared out to a number of places was supposed to be sent out Monday February 18th, 2013.

Not sure what happened or why it didn't get sent out, but...well here it is and now's a good of time as any to share what I was feeling that day once we'd (Dad and myself) returned from his Oncology Appointment and found out the news that we didn't want to hear but had thought we'd prepared enough to hear.

Read along and perhaps you'll connect with what I was wanting to be sharing in this, that day. Doctor's don't generally say "crossing over" as some of us do. They're more cut & dry, to the point and simply say "You'll DIE" or "You'll be DEAD" or "You're life will end". Some should actually look deeper at this and tune their hearts to be more in resonance with the one they're pronouncing this to, to take into account their belief in what's coming next for them when they leave this physical time. One can only pray that shall happen one day.

My heart hurts now reading through this because I feel I have let my Dad and Mom down by not getting that website built, nor the $1 per twitter follower contribution. I am not sure how to remedy that at this time, but I pray that guidance will come my way to allow me to have some insight to truly make this work in such a way that it can benefit not only Mom, but allow me the freedom to help many others with their care because the system is not inexpensive, and finding great care for those who need it is truly expensive and taxing on emotions, health, and pocketbooks.

Anyway, thanks for reading this, and for sharing along with others, perhaps together we can make a difference in the lives of many with just a small contribution.

God bless you and all that you do in this lifetime. I appreciate you.

Michael

Monday, February 18th, 2013 - President's Day & Washington's Birthday

For many this day supposed to be better than others, started off great, nice sunrise, the normal sounds of things happening in the world, even catching a bit more of a comedy special that I'd dvr'd last evening there was some hope and promise as I went to pick up my Father from his residence to take him to his appointment with an Oncologist he's been seeing since it was discovered that he had melanoma.

You know, things just seem to run along a certain way in life and one never sees the wall coming, but when you go to a Doctor who has shared with you that a drug might be able to help extend life a bit, but not cure a disease and you get the results and they're not in favor of extending life, that brick wall leaps out of nowhere and SMACKS you right in the running lights and you stop and think..."DAMN!"

"We ran the tests we mentioned on the biopsied tissue from the lump on your head, and the drug was not able to break the melanoma as we had thought it might. We recommend that you seek out hospice care, and don't waste your time in any doctor's offices, but instead enjoy the times you have left with your family. By our estimates, you will not make it past the end of August of this year, but you could in fact die sooner than that."

HOLY SHIT! I sat there stunned. Even knowing that this news could be coming, knowing that these would be the words, to actually hear them and feel each of them as they fell onto my ear drums...surreal...oh yeah that's a good word for it.

"if I am so sick, how come I feel so god-damned good!"? Those were my Father's words to the Doctor. I'm sitting there thinking...Dad, you've had headaches's since you were in Vietnam 3 times during the height of that conflict, you've had heart surgery, you have shooting pain in your shoulder now, you've been falling down...oh yes you're feeling amazing, but the man has a sense of humor that does not quit, an amazing heart, and damnit I am pissed that the universe chose to deal this card to him after what he's been through and going through with Mom and her having Alzheimer's.

The Doctor was very frank and said "when melanoma learns to grow and it goes wherever it decides to go, one day you may feel wonderful, the next day...the world could crumble, we just don't know how else to put this, but eventually your body will begin to shutdown and you will die from this".

It's uncanny to think, in the time when my Dad had his heart surgery (mid-1970's), people did not live as long as he has without going back in for bypass surgery. He's outlived that statistic by MANY years. He's been shot and stabbed at multiple times by people during the war and he survived it, run over by his best man who was riding a PINK SUNBEAM motorcycle (not at the wedding, but later in life). He's been gored by a Brahma Bull when he was a kid and survived that. The man has been through pure hell and stood the test of time. He was nick-named "The Meanest Mother In The Valley" by his men in Vietnam. One who never stood for crap and yet one who would give you the shirt off his back and lie down in a puddle for a woman to walk across him to safely get to the other side of something if needed.

Now this crap eating away at him inside...it's just not fair. But then again who said life is right? We're energy before we choose to come here and back to energy we will one day return. All of us. There is no getting around that fact of life. We all come here and at some point we all move back to where we originated from. What's out there for us? Nobody really and truly knows that, that we know of. Some say they do, others say who knows, some say absolutely.

What do I believe you ask? I believe that there is a truly loving almighty being that had a plan when we were all created and that as part of that ongoing plan things evolve and life in this universe we'll all get to see things unfold and a lot of it from behind the proverbial curtain as I believe we're all part of a divine equation that we're never meant to know the rest of while we're here, but that we not only watch, but help to evolve it once we're back in the form of energy that we were before we came here.

Yes, I will sit silently while your head explodes thinking of what I was just thinking of. The mind does truly boggle.

And so now what do we do? Well we're not going to sit idly by and let time just waste away. Dad's got things he wants to do and see done and right now he feels fine so we're going with that. Research needs to be done and I am going to be by my Dad's side to support him all the way on this however he needs that support.

Heck of a way to start the week out...next up for me is to look into creating a foundation in his name and see about raising some money which can be used to help him, help my Mom in her time with her alzheimer's and when day comes that they're both no longer here in this world, that those monies can be used to help support others going through these types of things with their families.

Ideally, I'd love to find 1 million twitter followers to help this along by getting them to donate $1 through a website, so that Mom's care is taken care of forever. The benefits that will come to her when Dad passes will not be enough and eventually the money will run out and then what. I am not sure and it's something I struggle with as I've been tasked with the honor of seeing to her care when the time comes that Dad is no longer here. It's amazing to think what simply getting a million people can do financially. Just $1 of a donation. If everyone who had a million followers could encourage them to do that, those who have the means to donate that $1 can truly help change lives.

I'm not really sure when the end of this time here will come, but when it does, I am hopeful that God will bless me with Angels to support me and help me make sure that Mom is cared for and wants for nothing so long as she decides to stay in this lifetime.

I'm not really sure how to end this series of thoughts right now so I'll say that I am sitting here shaking, knowing my Dad has just be handed down a true death sentence and I believe in my heart of hearts that he's tired but yet still loves life and all that it is and where there's always been a solution to a problem or concern, now there's just a waiting game and although he's patient...he does not like to wait for things. However, in the end he'll say if I ask him "God's will be done Son. It always has been and always will be and I believe in that to my core, and I know you do too".

I really love my Dad so now, I'll just close this out and say a prayer for him in this day and time and hope beyond hopes that God will bless him on this new leg of the journey of life.

God bless you all who read this and should you be in a similar space, may your life be enlightened, and your hearts be touched by the love in this.

AMEN.

Michael

The GREATEST "THING" EVER!!!!

"What you're buying today is the greatest thing ever! Once you make your purchase you'll never need another thing again! I promise, it's the best!"

Uh...Sorry, but the bullshit detector just went off in a major way. ESPECIALLY after I bought that great thing, you tell me that "you need a theme to go with it" oh and once you've bought that you need to get on this webinar that will teach you how to use it. Now that the webinar is on and you've signed up to receive our crap in your mailbox and we'll sell your name off to others so your level of spam will increase...the webinar will not teach you how to use the tool you just bought. Why? Because you have plenty of training for that on that site. We're going to talk to you about this other thing and we have an expert on the line who will walk you through how to do all this stuff step by step and it's the greatest thing ever and you'll never need anything else and oh by the way at the end of the webinar we're going to pitch you to buy another $1,000 worth of stuff on top of the initial $60 you spent buying the greatest thing ever along with the theme required to get the greatest thing ever working and of course you don't need to buy the $1,000 worth of stuff, but if you don't, well then you'll never get the results that we told you that you'd get using the greatest thing that we sold you in the first place so you're now screwed.

Does anyone else find this crap misleading?

There are so many of these marketers out there putting out crap that claim to be the best, the greatest, the end all...You're all LYING. You're not the end all. You're not the best, and if there's truly a way to make money using this crap, please be honest and say exactly what it is, step by step from ground zero.

Step 1, buy a domain

Step 2, install wordpress

Step 3, go hire this copyrighter for this many $$'s because they wrote all my crap and I didn't

Step 4, go hire this designer because none of the things I recommend you to buy are mine but I didn't know how to say that so I lied

Step 5, go hire this social media person to promote your site for this much because I don't know how they work their magic so I hire them.

Step 6, go hire this person to do this thing, etc...

NONE of these people do this. If they ever did, they'd be screwed, so they lie, they mislead, they wish to tell you the next big thing because the big thing they just roped you into doesn't really work without all these extra things that cost way beyond what you initially spent.

Sad but true.

Anyway, just sharing a little hindsight after purchasing yet another one of those things that's supposed to 'do it all' and then being roped into what is in the large paragraph at the top of this page.

Of course I did not get suckered into what they were selling because thank GOD I got into SEO long before some of those people were born, so no worries there, but still it pisses me off that people sell you one thing, then another thing, then another thing all because it's the greatest when in fact it's not, they know it, and they're just jerking you around.

Something to think about when you're crafting that next big thing/seminar/product/etc...some of us will be watching you and calling your butt onto the carpet when it's NOT "The Greatest thing ever and you'll never need another thing like it".

Have fun coming up with a WINNER...not a WEINER!!! (no reference to Anthony Weiner meant or implied on ANY LEVEL).

All information contained in this posting is property of Michael Murdock, DocMurdock and may not be reprinted in an edited form. (in otherwords don't screw with my great copy).

Warm regards,

Michael E. Murdock, CEO DocMurdock.com

Tiffen...and Customer Support (SADLY LACKING)

You know it's not very often that I take the time to write about a company that has for no good reason been ignoring my requests for support, but once in a while...especially when it's for something that I believe in, I will speak up. Today...after many, many months of not only making phone calls, but posting on facebook and twitter, someone finally decides to respond to my request for info, but...the way they went about it showed me a big "FUCK YOU MR CUSTOMER" and that for me does not impress me. In fact. it pisses me off.

So @tiffentweets it's your turn in the hot seat. When a customer with a reputation and a mouth like mine asks you for support, you don't say: for future reference check our website
My original tweet via twitlonger was perfectly fair in nature being that I have sent multiple requests for information and heard nothing but crickets for you over the past year!!! Yes it's been longer than the 6 months I originally posted:

@Tiffentweets how come it's so hard to get good info from your techsupport people? I just want to buy a steadicam-smoothee for iphone 5S, and all I get from them is "We don't sell them, see a dealer". I ask where a dealer is and I get nothing but the sound of f-ing crickets back. It's enough to literally piss off the pope. I was told about an eval at one point, but never heard back from anyone. Now there don't appear to be any dealers in Huntington Beach, CA. So...how about a valid connection to one so that I can go buy one of these unless you have one I can eval/review and write about. Thanks.

Your people have been LACKING in the area known as Customer Support. The proper response would have been "Did you check our website? We have a search mechanism there which should show you a local dealer". Had they done that, I would have said, "Yes, I did check, however, nothing shows in this area, do you have a suggestion of where I might go". Not the crappy "in the future check our website". If the website worked in the first place, I'd never have tweeted or emailed anyone there.

Now, someone did post information about a dealer and I did get to one, but I am wondering why it took so long to get this information. I had emailed support when I could not find a local dealer with any inventory and never heard a peep back. I asked for a referral to another dealer...NOTHING.

When you want to treat someone with respect, you'll get that, but when you wave a big bird my way, I am going to publicly wave one your way and tell you to take a flying leap in a rolling donut in a crowded parking lot.

Your website search mechanism is OUT OF DATE. Your dealer info is not updated regularly and so to refer someone there for any reason is a disservice.

I was able to get the equipment that I was looking for today from a dealer locally who saved one for me and this was after UPS dropped me off a package. The package was from THE TIFFEN COMPANY!!! Who doesn't sell except through dealers!!! What was in the package? A SteadiCam for a GoPro!! WOW are your DEALERS gonna be pissed when they read this post.

Oh well!!! Tough shit. Next time, don't piss me off and you won't see things like this being published about your company.

Michael Murdock, CEO

Oh what fun...sometimes

Once in a while a good laugh is appropriate. Some will like these, others will not and that's ok too.
For those that do... :-) For those that don't... :-) It all balances out.

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Just good ole' boys!

 

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LIFE IS A GIFT, UNWRAP IT


A man wearing a helmet defending his country should make more money than a man with a helmet defending a football!!!

BALLS!!!

I love when people have balls. No, this is not a porn posting, but damn this one cracks me up.

I spent time the other night listening to some video on a site talking about how honest they were and how their product did exactly what it was supposed to do and you know for a bit it had me interested and I thought, you know this is the most intriguing, honest sounding video for a product/service that I have heard in a long time, and finally they had me hooked and out came the credit card to purchase their product...

And once that initial "full payment for our product is just $49.00" was paid...


OUT CAME THE BULLSHIT!!!

Classic Bait & Switch.


http://live.moneyformula.com is the website. Steer as far away from this as you can. Do NOT purchase this after watching their video and getting roped in because when you do purchase that initial thing and get ready to get your membership access to their site, you'll find out that
you're going to need to pay a whole lot more money than $49.00 to make anything and of course even then, only your own work methods will provide any sorts of results and basically you're out of $49.00.

Now, the BALLS part comes into play when after threatening them with taking them to the FTC, calling in some favors with the IRS, they said they've processed my refund. I contacted my Bank and let them know about this asking them to reverse the payment back because these guys are a bunch of crooks.

Today I get a note back from their "support people" - basically some hack answering the Zendesk emails and not very quickly who says to me:

"We had successfully processed your refund of 49 USD. You will get your money back in 2-3 business days. Once you have money into your account, do not forget to give us good ratings of our support. 
Thanks"

I'm sorry, did I actually read that right? You've processed my request for a refund after I threatened to take you to the cleaners through legal methods and prior to giving me that refund you offered to increase my membership to Premium and give me everything for free for me to keep my yap shut??

Oh no that's just not right on so many levels.

When you are in Internet Marketing, if your product does not deliver what you say in your video, or what you promise in your video, you're breaking the law and you need to know that someone will out your butt so that others don't get screwed.

This is why I suggest to others go watch the video, but don't get caught, swept up into the bullshit upsell after upsell after upsell, I recall at least 3 that offered to create websites for me for $197.00 at least, and then other for $297 and pretty soon I'd have been out close to a grand and "no guarantees of income". Really??? But according to your video, all I need to do is to pay you just $49.00, I'll get my account access and in minutes money will be flowing into my bank account.

Do the words FUCK YOU mean anything? I call bullshit exactly that and this is one prime reason people have a bad taste in their mouths about Internet Marketing and those of us who make an honest living doing it. Losers like this one putting out well shot, well presented videos although the mirrored face shots were a bit tacky, still the audio was engaging, the text engaging so the baiting was well done. It's the switch part that was not right and so everyone should know that this person who says his name is Bruce Walker, a father, his son who is claimed to have leukemia...PLEASE don't put your kids into this type of scam as it's just LOW. So low that you have no idea the karma that you're opening up to come your way and MONEY is NOT EVERYTHING.

Now, for anyone reading my postings...my language can be harsh, direct, revealing. I'd apologize for that but it would defeat the mission that I am on here in this time and space and that is to share without filter that which comes forward. When people are directly deceiving others it's out of integrity and many should know of this so that they can avoid being bilked out of their hard earned money.

I hope the information in here is helpful to those trying to avoid yet another 'get rich quick' scheme because that's exactly what this one is, plain and simple.

Best regards,

Michael Murdock, CEO