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Special announcement

Please see the information in the last couple of updates regarding any questions or concerns about not receiving my updates via email, so it doesn't need to be repeated here. If you ever miss receiving an email update notice for a Wednesday or a Friday, just come to this site, or, mid-afternoon or later on those days.

Today's quotes

Let's begin today with two great quotes, the first from Bill L.:

All beginnings have an ending and all endings are a new beginning.

And this one from Jeff T. I think I'll start calling him the quote master.   : )

Being A Blessing

Personal / Apology

Recently I was very aggressive with certain actions taken against a Rick Trinchitella.
I was given bad information which was very convincing indicating he was a major naysayer cheerleader. Because I was so aggressive against him (I'm not aggressive against those who voluntarily come forward to talk to me) I wish to make a public apology to him so...

Rick, I'm sorry, everything I started has been canceled.


I received these two emails this past week, and I thought I would share them with you. The personal attacks on me by just a handful, and I mean just a handful, really get me down, I'm only human you know.

So when I receive an email like these they really make my day. They have the affect of lifting my spirit and keeping me going in the face of all the ugly I deal with every day.

Here are those two emails:

Dear Mike,
My group does receive an educational/informative email Monday-Friday to keep them in the loop and try to increase some members' knowledge of the crypto world.

Keep up your special work to let us know the latest on the closing activities! 
We love and trust you more than you will ever know. 
Mentally kick the nasty trolls to the curb!

With continued gratefulness,
Joyce H.

Dear Joyce and Mike G,

First, I want to thank you both for the updates on this international deal.  It boggles the mind for the extent of the technology world we became part of when we first embarked on this journey. 

However this ends, and I'm certain it will end in its own time at the right time of its grand fruition, I will be in this mode: 
1.  That you both be your best health to appreciate the celebration of this journey's end;
2.  That there will be no more recriminations or ill will for whatever hardships anyone has endured in this endeavor. 
3.  That we will all be able to "Let it go," and enjoy the blessings of the here and now, because after all, what we have done is exchanged a few dollars for a dream that no one can fathom its reaches for our lives and others we expect to impact. 
What do we have so far?  A dream built on a solid foundation of people, imagination, and intelligence that have so many moving parts with so many different timetables, that almost rival the Genesis of mankind.  My imagination cannot grapple our Creation, but if that is how I see this International Project, with all its ramifications, then I must bow to the agents who are moving this along.  I understand only a fraction of the functionality of what I read in these emails, but I appreciate it nonetheless for its intent, because I get its kindness, patience, and understanding of the human's propensity for worry, doubt, and blame that come from fear of loss.

To that end, loss, I came in to this with the notion that it was my decision to enter into this fray, no one put a gun to my head.  I aligned myself with the group that had the same desires as I, and they took the same leap, but with all the responsibilities that I did not have. 

My part in this, was to be faithful, hopeful, and not be in the way of its efforts.  I could not do more, so I should pray, be thankful for this dream, and enjoy the journey that's keeping this dream alive. 

I am also cognizant of the possibility that this could not materialize to our thinking.  I've made tons of money all my life, put it in businesses, in people, and what do I have to show for it?  Myself, family, friends--still intact and caring for one another as before. 

Along the way, I have kept the love and respect of my family, friends, and acquaintances, because I put them above the love of money.  All the trials and tribulations have made me proud of myself for still having the courage to marshal all my wits and yes, money, (because I was fortunate enough to have residual income for this project, instead of keeping it in the bank, putting it into a new car, brand name attire; expensive restaurants). 

Do I regret my priorities?  No, not when the possibility is to improve my life, my family's, and a host of all the people who will benefit from the largesse of these project leaders who by chance touched my existence with their talents.  I did not bury my money so I could not lose it, and as the Parable of the Talents taught, my money under ground will have just depreciated, and I, left with no Dream. 

Thanks, Joyce and Mike G for this Dream. 
I will always be grateful for your efforts and kindness. 
Cheers, Tess M.

As a side note, I am very encouraged one of the more prolific naysayers reached out to me this week to initiate discussions as per my invitation. This is wonderful news!

Please remember to help me when you see those ugly emails and posts to simply reply to them asking these three questions:

1. What is your real name and why are you hiding behind an alias?
2. What facts do you have to support your claims?
3. Why you don't take Mike G up on his offer of a 100% confidential phone discussion where he pledges not to use any information about you against you ever?

I thank you for your assistance in this matter. We must all stick together because ironically these people who think they are somehow doing some good are in fact hurting all of us.

And I would be delighted to speak to each and every one of these naysayers, 100% confidentially, and never revealing or using against them anything about them whatsoever.

Bad advice

It has come to my attention a couple of posts have been made in various social media, recommending to people who made a pledge / loan using a credit card, and if they still have time, to initiate a charge back.

This is very bad advice because...

First, if anyone is successful in receiving a refund via request to their credit card provider, these dollars come directly from my pocket. I can prove every penny I ever sent to the seller's companies, every single penny.

Also, anyone attempting to reverse a charge on a card are in fact breaking a legally binding agreement they made with my company when I gave them the privilege of putting their loan on a card, they specifically agreed to "not to do a charge back."  I had to do this because the money I was forwarding to the seller.

With just this agreement, and no other reason necessary to present to the court, I could take these people to small claims in Michigan, meaning no lawyers involved, and once I receive a judgement - which I will whether they show up or not, I can then collect on that judgement through garnishment etc and more importantly send this judgement to all three major credit reporting agencies.

There's more to this bad advice being given...

Why would anyone make such a post or take such an action knowing full well I have personally gone to bat with the seller to establish the refund program, which if you have been following my updates know is in progress right now. More on that in a moment.

Making the situation even worse for me, and I'm sure a handful of people don't care but they should... I don't have the extra cash.

I have continued to work every day on this deal without compensation of any kind. I'm in it just like all my loan partners are in it. I too want the big payoff!  And I promise you we will cross that finish line one way or another, it's going to happen!!

Our deal / video

Tying in with the above the seller expects to have a video explaining the collateral project and the buyout program, which are seperate things but yet connected, I hope to have this video shortly after Memorial Day, which for our International partners is next Monday, May 30.


I wish everyone who is celebrating Memorial Day to have a safe and enjoyable celebration, and also take a few moments to remember the reason -  honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, those who made the ultimate sacrifice to provide us our freedoms.

About these updates

Please allow me to keep you up to date with what I CAN tell you as things develop, through these updates (again, meaning please no calls or emails about this update or this deal).

We as a group of like minded and generous people, coming together for a common goal, can and will change the world forever in ways we cannot even imagine today.   -- Mike G.

Finally, my future epitaph, hopefully a long time away:
He Did The Best He Could To Be The Best He Could.


Mike G.


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