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Richard Uzelac’s Full Bio

Posted by Uzelac | Posted in Rich Uzelac, Richard A Uzelac, Richard Uzelac CEO, Richard Uzelac Conservative, Richard Uzelac Design, Richard Uzelac Emmy Award Winner, Richard Uzelac Entrepreneur, Richard Uzelac GoMarketing.com, Richard Uzelac Health, Richard Uzelac Marketing Optimizer, Richard Uzelac PA, Richard Uzelac Racing, Richard Uzelac RealtyTech, Weight Training by Richard Uzelac | Posted on 25-09-2019

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Richard Uzelac is a California business entrepreneur who has founded two successful Internet-based companies. Richard Uzelac received his college education at Pennsylvania State University and holds a degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Film Production.

This degree focused on the type of journalism that is disseminated by mediums such as radio and television. His major as well as his minor in Film Production provided Richard Uzelac with the skills he would use later in his career to become a prominent member of the television, film, and Internet marketing professions.

Richard Uzelac began his career as a Real Estate Agent for Century 21, which has offices and real-estate listings in over 60 countries world-wide. Richard Uzelac worked for the company in Southern New Jersey and was responsible for publishing one of their very first real estate newsletters, Parade of Homes in 1983. Next, Richard Uzelac moved to California where he began a career in television and film. Drawing on some of the skills he learned at Pennsylvania State University, Richard Uzelac created digital effects, branding, and designs for various companies. In 1998, Richard Uzelac won an Emmy for the animations he had created for the 1998, Nagano, Japan Winter Olympic Games. Shortly after, he began producing graphics and branding packages for various television networks including CBS, FOX, and ESPN. Looking for new ways to expand his business skills, Richard Uzelac next took his talents to Realtor.com and HomeBuilder.com.

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Before long, Richard Uzelac was Senior Director for two of the largest real estate websites in the world. In this position, Richard Uzelac made dramatic improvements in both companies, using his knowledge of design and sales to make improvements in each site.

The changes he made included shortening search paths, removing ads and increasing Realtor branding. It resulted in an increase of leads to Homebuilders from Homebuilders.com by 500 percent and leads to Realtors from Realtors.com by 200 percent. He also created a website for the global International Consortium of Real Estate Associations.

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About Richard Uzelac, CEO of GoMarketing, Marketing Consultant:


Richard Uzelac Founder and CEO of both GoMarketing and RealtyTech Inc.    Mr. Uzelac started RealtyTech Inc in 2002 and GoMarketing Inc in 2010. 

Richard Uzelac’s GoMarketing works with Corporations and Small Businesses to generate online exposure, branding and sales for both E-Commerce and Traditional companies.  Uzelac has worked with many companies in many industries including; Home Services Companies (HVAC,Plumbing, Windows, Doors, Flooring, etc), Medical/Health, Manufacturing, Retail, Legal, Financial, Real Estate, Insurance, Travel and many others.

Richard’s expertise is in understanding what his Clients need and providing the best possible solution for those needs, month in and month out.

“My motto when we started is still in effect. We aim to:

  • Understand: “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” ― Ernest Hemingway

    Who are you and your company? What do you do? Where do you seek change? What are your Goals?

  • Engage: “There is no development physically, intellectually, or financially without effort, and effort means work.” – Calvin Coolidge

Once we know what you want and need, we go to work! We engage our entire arsenal of Marketing programs to meet and exceed your goals.

  • Succeed: “People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.” – Earl Nightingale

    If you don’t succeed, we don’t succeed! As partners we go to war to meet you success metrics.

  • Grow: “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” – Napoleon Hill

    There is only one finish line in life and we all know what that is. So while we are in it, we are in it to not only succeed, but to grow, constantly.

“A little bio can’t tell the whole story, but the key is I will work hard for your success and am confident that whatever business consulting you need, I will be able to create a successful outcome for you and your company,” Richard Uzelac said.

Richard Uzelac is an Emmy award-winning network television graphics designer and producer, for the Winter Olympic Games television broadcast.  He went on to become the Sr. Director of Realtor.com, when it was the number one real estate website in the world.  Before Realtor.com he was awarded many times as a successful real estate agent and broker.

In his personal life, Richard Uzelac earned these recognitions:

  • Won a couple of driving championships and set track records in the Porsche Owners Club.
  • Won a California State Powerlifting Championship in his weight class.
  • Won a Freestyle Wrestling Tournament at age 45.
  • Raised and Donated to many Veteran’s and Children’s Charities.

Mr. Richard Uzelac is also available as a Technology Speaker, Seminar Provider and Business Consultant. For more information, contact Richard Uzelac at 805.413.7893.

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“If you are in need of a new website and IDX, feel free to call me directly to learn about all the new features we are offering. Our Sites are feature filled and are second to none in the USA.  Our IDX is also full featured and offered and an average of 50% of the cost of major competitors, ” said Richard Uzelac, of RealtyTech.

Richard Uzelac: CEO of RealtyTech Inc. 

Richard Uzelac is the President of RealtyTech Inc. a Thousand Oaks, CA Real Estate Technology and Marketing Company. RealtyTech was founded in 2002 and is currently serving thousands of real estate agents nationwide. Many of those clients also receive internet marketing, lead generation from RealtyTech.

“If you are in need of a new website and IDX, feel free to call me directly to learn about all the new features we are offering. Our Sites are feature filled and are second to none in the USA.  Our IDX is also full featured and offered and an average of 50% of the cost of our major competitors, ” said Richard Uzelac, of RealtyTech. “Our goal is to offer high quality products and services for less to our clients. We strive to offer more for less to develop long standing relatinships with our Clients. This bears out in the loyalty we have with our clients, many of which have been Clients of ours for over ten years,” Richard Uzelac added.

Richard Uzelac founded RealtyTech in 2002 after leaving Realtor.com as the Senior Director of Production.

“I really enjoyed working at Homestore (now Move.com) back around 1999. We had a great team and built the Relator.com into the number one real estate website in the world while I was there.  As Senior Director of Production, I was tasked with the Design, Development and User Interface of one of the highest traffic websites in the world. It was a lot of fun, said Richard Uzelac.


Richard Uzelac has a background in Real Estate starting in New Jersey in 1982. He became the #1 Ranked agent for Century 21 in the entire state within three years.

Richard Uzelac is also the CEO of GoMarketing Inc, an internet marketing corporation providing website design/development and Google Adwords campaigns. GoMarketing



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Richard Uzelac.

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Greetings from 2019 Richard Uzelac!

Posted by Uzelac | Posted in Politics, Rich Uzelac, Richard A Uzelac, Richard Uzelac CEO, Richard Uzelac Peace, Richard Uzelac SEO, Uncategorized, Uzelac | Posted on 24-03-2019

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It’s been over five years since I updated this blog. A lot has happened during these five years, too much to list here, so I’ve decided to go over changes to how I see the world going.

When I last posted here I was enduring the second term of Barack Obama in the White House. As a person, I look back upon him with contempt as a ‘unifier’ of the country. Obama divided this country a great deal and handed off that divided country to President Donald Trump.

Maui Sunrise from the top of the crater. Richard Uzelac, photographer.
Maui Sunrise from the top of the crater. Richard Uzelac, photographer.

Obama Years


It’s been over five years since I updated this blog. A lot has happened during these five years, too much to list here, so I’ve decided to go over changes to how I see the world going.

When I last posted here I was enduring the second term of Barack Obama in the White House as I mentioned in this blog back in 2015. I now look back upon him disappointment, and a divisive force in the country. Obama divided this country a great deal and handed off that divided country to President Donald Trump.


It’s been over five years since I updated this blog. A lot has happened during these five years, too much to list here, so I’ve decided to go over changes to how I see the world going.

When I last posted here I was enduring the second term of Barack Obama in the White House as I mentioned in this blog back in 2015. I now look back upon him disappointment, and a divisive force in the country. Obama divided this country a great deal and handed off that divided country to President Donald Trump.

 Under Obama I felt a growing racial divide in America. Where police and the military had been respected by all previous presidents; under Obama law enforcement agencies were ridiculed as anti-black (even if the officers were black) and the military was a waste of money.

I voted for Obama for his first term.  He was smooth and smart and I had hope! Within a year Richard Uzelac became dismayed at the ‘Hope and Change’ he brought to the country. I thought he would be a unifying force for all Americans, partially because he was half white and half black. How great is that? He would be the perfect person to unite us. Boy was I wrong.

Trump Time

We saw the Left moving further and further to authoritarianism and socialism/communism under Obama.  Middle America saw it too and elected Donald J. Trump to stop the madness. And for this conservative/small government kinda guy, I saw it too. Richard Uzelac voted for President Trump and enjoyed the media and leftist meltdown on Election Day (and every day since) immensely.

Well it has been about two and a half years since the election and folks, things have gone crazy! I would guessed the democrats in the nation would have been upset, but I would have expected them to accept it and move on, much like all us conservatives did when Obama was reelected. That didn’t happen.

Bolstered by Social Media the Far-Left extremists protested in the streets, at public universities conservatives were silenced, and sometimes attacked. The media, 90% of them, go after Donald Trump and what he stands for. I’ve never seen anything like this in my lifetime,” said Richard Uzelac

How Do We ALL Move Forward?

“So what’s a country to do? Debate! Talk! Discuss. Vote. Conservatives and Leftists need to talk and form some commonality if we are to survive as a Constitutional Republic.  We should be seeing debates in Universities and online and TV. We should mature enough to stop defining people by their identity politics and see people as individuals that, as Dr. Jordan Peterson says, ‘might know something you don’t know.”

I fear if we don’t become civil, we will lose our civilization.

Best Regards, Richard Uzelac

A Key to Happiness and Success: Stop Whining and Feeling Sorry for Yourself!

Posted by Uzelac | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 08-09-2014

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Richard Uzelac Blog Self Pity

Helen Keller on Self Pity

Seriously, stop it. Nobody likes it. Nobody wants to hear it. I’m not kidding.

Here’s the thing, we all have issues, worries and challenges in our lives. The last thing we need is someone sucking the energy out of us with their self pity and complaints. More importantly, feeling sorry for yourself is the biggest obstacle to your own success.

Think about it, if your entire mind, which can only process one thought at a time, is concentrating on feeling sorry for yourself, how can you be creative and constructive? You can’t. Your thoughts control your reality. Self pity can become all encompassing. You don’t have time for it. It’s not worth a moment of your time.

What do you do then if you find yourself partaking in the vice of self pity? Try these:

  1. Recognize it and count your blessings instead. We all have blessings, concentrate of them instead.
  2. Take responsibility: Say, “I am responsible!” Even if you think you are not to ‘blame’ take responsibility and you will feel empowered.
  3. Stop ‘sharing’ your misery with those around you. STFU! (look that one up). If you don’t you’ll just be like the person in the song below:

Excerpt of Lyrics from the Eagles’ “Get Over It”

“…You’re makin’ the most of your losin’ streak
Some call it sick but I call it weak, yeah yeah yeah

Yeah you drag it around like a ball and chain
You wallow in the guilt, you wallow in the pain
You wave it like a flag, you wear it like a crown
Got your mind in the gutter, bringin’ everybody down
You bitch about the present and blame it on the past
I’d like to find your inner child and kick its little ass!
Get over it!
All this bitchin’ and moanin’ and pitchin’ a fit
Get over it!” – Eagles

And finally, what to do if someone you know is constantly complaining or wallowing in self pity? I think Brian Tracy once said something to the effect of, “Listen to them, tell them you understand how they feel, then ask them, “So, what are you going to do about it?”

I would add, if they don’t develop a plan and take action to improve their life, or seek counseling, then maybe it is time to protect you from that poison of their self pity.

 

Richard Uzelac

Richard Uzelac Blog Self Pity

The Tao: Curiously Familiar

Posted by Uzelac | Posted in China, Rich Uzelac, Richard A Uzelac, Richard Alan Uzelac, Richard Allen Uzelac, Richard Uzelac, Richard Uzelac CEO, Richard Uzelac Conservative, Richard Uzelac Death, Richard Uzelac Design, Richard Uzelac Emmy Award Winner, Richard Uzelac Entrepreneur, Richard Uzelac Facebook, Richard Uzelac GOiMarketing, Richard Uzelac Health, Richard Uzelac LeadWolf, Richard Uzelac Love, Richard Uzelac Marketing, Richard Uzelac Marketing Optimizer, Richard Uzelac PA, Richard Uzelac Peace, Richard Uzelac Racing, Richard Uzelac RealityTech, Richard Uzelac Realtor.com, Richard Uzelac RealtyTech, Richard Uzelac REZN8, Water and Health | Posted on 25-07-2014

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Reading Dr. Wayne Dyer’s: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao.

Richard Uzelac on Tao, Buddha, and Jesus Christ

Pukua with frame by Benoit Stella alias BenduKiwi

Actually my wife and I read it every morning with coffee, then we try to apply what we read during the day. It has become a tradition. we are on the 36th chapter and thus 36 days in a row of doing this.

There is something nice about doing something like this with Alexandra. It is a tradition and a habit now. Just that is a blessing of sorts.

Back to the book, the book is very thought provoking for both of us. It is about the Tao written 25 centuries ago by Lao Tzu, at least the version mentioned in the book. The Tao, from what I gather, is the natural flow of the universe. Taoism I believe sees the natural flow actually flowing through all humans. When we act in accordance with the Tao, all is well, it is as it should be. When we apply restrictions to it and try to control it, then all sorts of issues erupt. So the main thrust is to be ‘In the Tao’ and flow through life.

The ‘Curiously Familiar’ aspect of the Tao is that this Tao is in all of us, that we are born of the Tao, and we go to the Tao upon death. This reminds me, as a Christian, a believer in Christ, of his most profound statement to me, “The Kingdom of God is within You.” I always loved this statement. It means so much to me. It takes the power out of the hands of the Churches, Priests, Popes, et al, and puts it in your hands. God, Heaven, it is all within all of us. We all know what is right, what is correct. It is deep within our being our cells, atoms. We simply need to open ourselves up to God and let it flow through us.

I see this ‘flowing naturally’ in Buddhism, and it’s probably in dozens of other Religions and Teachings as well. The ‘Curiously Familiar’ line of continuity here gives me hope we are all on this path together and there is hope for us all, someday.

 

Richard Uzelac

Best Year in the Stock Market Since 1996! Something seems to be working…

Posted by Uzelac | Posted in Rich Uzelac, Richard A Uzelac, Richard Alan Uzelac, Richard Allen Uzelac, Richard Uzelac, Richard Uzelac CEO, Richard Uzelac Conservative, Richard Uzelac Death, Richard Uzelac Design, Richard Uzelac Entrepreneur, Richard Uzelac Facebook, Richard Uzelac GOiMarketing, Richard Uzelac Health, Richard Uzelac LeadWolf, Richard Uzelac Love, Richard Uzelac Marketing, Richard Uzelac Marketing Optimizer, Richard Uzelac PA, Richard Uzelac Peace, Richard Uzelac Racing, Richard Uzelac RealityTech, Richard Uzelac Realtor.com, Richard Uzelac RealtyTech, Richard Uzelac REZN8, Uzelac, Weight Training by Richard Uzelac | Posted on 26-12-2013

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Just noticed that the stick market has been up for this past year, 2013, better than it has been in a single year in almost 20 years! Why is that? What’s going on? You got me. I have no idea why it is so much better. Maybe whatever the government is doing, is working? Maybe there is a Bi-Partisan effort in Capital Hill that is slowly cooperating for the benefit of our economy.

A couple of Richard Uzelac’s Unauthorized Guesses:

1. Companies have parred their staff down due to the recession and are now lean and mean and able to make a true profit.

2. The real estate market has taken a big hit but seems back on a roll and that is fueling the economy.

3. The Obama Administration is letting business do it’s thing and the results are positive.

4. Small companies like mine have cut expenses as much as possible and are able to hire people again. We’ve recently brought on an Intern, converted him to part time, then just converted him to full time.

5. Macro Economic forces are simply going through their cycles and the time to buy and reinvest is upon us.

Richard Uzelac’s Prediction: 2014 will be a great year! Small business ‘finds a way’ to make a profit and keep their doors open. Expectations are smaller these days and keeping the doors open and the people employed is a big win, at least it is for this business owner!

God Bless America!

 

Richard Uzelc

Richard Uzelac: Elephants, let’s save them.

Posted by Uzelac | Posted in Elephants, Rich Uzelac, Richard A Uzelac, Richard Alan Uzelac, Richard Allen Uzelac, Richard Uzelac, Richard Uzelac CEO, Richard Uzelac Conservative, Richard Uzelac Design, Richard Uzelac Emmy Award Winner, Richard Uzelac Entrepreneur, Richard Uzelac GOiMarketing, Richard Uzelac Health, Richard Uzelac LeadWolf, Richard Uzelac Love, Richard Uzelac Marketing, Richard Uzelac Marketing Optimizer, Richard Uzelac PA, Richard Uzelac Peace, Richard Uzelac Racing, Richard Uzelac Realtor.com, Richard Uzelac RealtyTech, Richard Uzelac REZN8, Uncategorized, Uzelac | Posted on 04-01-2013

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We need to save the elephants to help evolve and enlightened humans. We need to save them for future generations of humans, and of elephants. We need to save them because we can.

Elephants are the largest surviving land mammals on the planet. They are the largest species on earth since  the  Indricotherium.

Alas, the Indricotherium’s huge 18 ton mass will never be seen by another human. The Humans of their time just didn’t have the tools to do anything but kill them. While it is obvious that we have become better killers in the last 25 million years, have we grown as humans?

There’s a group that have consistently helped the plight of the African Elephants: Save the Elephants   http://www.savetheelephants.org/ and their new site: Elephants in Peril:  http://www.elephantsinperil.org/

Helping this cause won’t make you richer or cooler, but you will get a bucket load of good Karma to offset all the wrong things you did.

 

Cheers, Richard Uzelac

 

Richard Uzelac: Libratarian, Fiscal Conservative Republican on Obama’s Re-Election

Posted by Uzelac | Posted in Ayn Rand, Obama, Politics, Rich Uzelac, Richard Alan Uzelac, Richard Allen Uzelac, Richard Uzelac, Richard Uzelac CEO, Richard Uzelac Conservative, Richard Uzelac Death, Richard Uzelac Design, Richard Uzelac Emmy Award Winner, Richard Uzelac Entrepreneur, Richard Uzelac Facebook, Richard Uzelac GOiMarketing, Richard Uzelac Health, Richard Uzelac LeadWolf, Richard Uzelac Love, Richard Uzelac Marketing, Richard Uzelac PA, Richard Uzelac Peace, Richard Uzelac Racing, Richard Uzelac Realtor.com, Richard Uzelac RealtyTech, Richard Uzelac REZN8, Richard Uzelac SEO, Romney, Uzelac, Weight Training by Richard Uzelac | Posted on 05-12-2012

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Richard Uzelac BlogOK,  I’ll admit I was a bit in shock when President Obama was re-elected. From all I understood about America, Capitalism and free enterprise, Obama wasn’t the man for the job. So now what do I do? Bellyache? Whine? Point fingers at others?

Well, maybe I did a bit of that. But after a while we all as American’s must bow to the will of the people, and the will of the people elected their representative: Barack Obama.

So where does that leave all of the rest of us that didn’t vote for him?

We move on.

We are still all the creators of our dreams. We are still individuals that can make our dreams come true in what is still the greatest country on Earth.

So conservatives, go and make a profit in this brave new world. There are those that say it is now easier to be financially successful in Obama’s America. With so many on the government dole, so many employed by the government, it leaves free enterprise a somewhat uncrowded space for the next bright entrepreneur. Think about it.

In 1979 I took a bus from the east coast to the west coast in the winter. Once I got there I hitchhiked around Southern California. An older gent in a new Lincoln MK5 Bill Blass Edition (ok, I know cars.) picked me up one day. It was the nicest car I had ever been in. The guy was a success. He had started two magazines: Skateboarder and Surfing magazines, or ones of similar names. He told me something I never forgot. He said, “Richard, come out here to California and make whatever you want out of your life. If you can just keep away from drugs and alcohol and apply yourself, you will be a success.”  He went on to say most of the youth in California were lazy goofballs that failed to create a plan and focus on success. He said if I did that, I would be a success. You know what, he was right.

Flash forward to 2012 and I say the same to all of you young people and not so young people out there. With so many focused on entitlements and handouts these days, your competition is much less. Your opportunities are vast.

So go forward and prosper Conservatives. Uphold your own values and create your own lives. Be a beacon by example for the misguided masses. May your life prove your values.

Richard Uzelac

Richard Uzelac’s Take on the Election: Vote for Romney/Ryan, they understand Capitalism. Obama wants Socialism

Posted by Uzelac | Posted in Ayn Rand, China, European Union, Lynch Mob Mentality, Obama, Politics, Rich Uzelac, Richard A Uzelac, Richard Alan Uzelac, Richard Allen Uzelac, Richard Uzelac, Richard Uzelac CEO, Richard Uzelac Design, Richard Uzelac Entrepreneur, Richard Uzelac GOiMarketing, Richard Uzelac Health, Richard Uzelac LeadWolf, Richard Uzelac Love, Richard Uzelac Marketing, Richard Uzelac Marketing Optimizer, Richard Uzelac Peace, Richard Uzelac Realtor.com, Richard Uzelac RealtyTech, Richard Uzelac REZN8, Richard Uzelac SEO, Romney, Uncategorized, Uzelac | Posted on 15-10-2012

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As we wind down the election process and head down the final straight to pick our next President, I have decided to give my pick.

Romney/Ryan

Why? They understand business. They respect small business. Romney knows the only way for a Capitalist country to survive is to build up businesses so that they can hirer more people and build up their employees so that those employees can pay taxes to help fund the Federal, State, Local governments. Done, end of story.

Socialism doesn’t work. It is watered down Communism. It robs Americans of the will to work, the will to succeed, the will to truly live.  Squeezing the 50% of Americans that pay taxes for even more taxes, not only is unjust, it builds a divide, a resentment between the Earners and the Burners in America. I fear this may be a violent issue someday if we continue toward Socialism as Obama is doing.

But what about the Poor? First, there will always be Poor in any society. Stop believing that everyone is equal and that everyone is well adjusted and capable of success. It is not true. Some people wouldn’t succeed if you gave them a million dollars, a paid house, cars, education, everything! They’d still manage to mess it all up and end up back on welfare or the streets.  Does this mean us Capitalist just ignore them? No, I don’t feel that way. I help the poor and needy with charity and donations. Most well adjusted people with any kind of monetary success do the same. We are all free to do the right thing and help our fellow man.

But what about minorities? Don’t they deserve Affirmative action, Welfare, a leg up? No. In a free society all men and women have opportunity. The problem with the Welfare, Affirmative action mindset is it accomplishes the exact opposite of what it portends to do: Raise people up. These programs just continue the stereotypes and promotes the less motivated to become even less motivated at bettering themselves.

War: War is hell. We should only go to war if we are threatened by Evil. I believe we never build friendships by going to countries, taking them over and then trying to be their buddies. If a man’s father was killed in that war by the USA, that man will grow up hating the USA, no matter how many ‘good’ things we do for that country. I think we should pull out of Afghanistan and concentrate on our own country for a while.

Deficit: This is a long journey, long after Romney’s 8 years in office, the deficit will remain, but if there is reduction along the way, if it is going better for us and is being reduced, that will give Americans hope and it will be true change.

New World Order: Of course there are powerful people in the world that want the USA cut down to size, Obama included. He’d like this proud country on an even playing field with Belgium, France, Spain, and Greece. They’d like all of us workers making less with less freedoms looking up at the Federal Government for all our needs. These people of power can be stopped however, by vocal and active true Patriotic Americans willing to vote and be civilly active to preserve our great Union.

Regardless of who we elect, Americans must unite and let our elected officials know we still cherish the values and work ethic that made this country great.

 

Richard Uzelac, CEO of RealtyTech Inc, GOiMarketing Inc, Insurance Web Pros Inc.

 

Thank You

Posted by Uzelac | Posted in Ayn Rand, Joe Paterno, Penn State Football, Penn State Wrestling, Politics, Rich Uzelac, Richard A Uzelac, Richard Alan Uzelac, Richard Allen Uzelac, Richard Uzelac, Richard Uzelac CEO, Richard Uzelac Design, Richard Uzelac Emmy Award Winner, Richard Uzelac Entrepreneur, Richard Uzelac GOiMarketing, Richard Uzelac Health, Richard Uzelac Love, Richard Uzelac Marketing, Richard Uzelac Marketing Optimizer, Richard Uzelac Peace, Richard Uzelac Racing, Richard Uzelac RealtyTech, Richard Uzelac SEO, Uncategorized, Uzelac, Water and Health | Posted on 06-09-2012

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So I’m feeling especially blessed and loved by God today. I thought of righting about the race for the Presidency of the United States of America, Romney vs. Obama. I thought of writing about the virtues of being ‘almost’ a vegetarian. I even thought of writing about the plight of the small business owner in this election year. But, since I’m feeling so blessed (and Loved) by God, I think it would behoove me  to remunerate the revelation, don’t you think?

So here goes my imperfect list:

Thank You Jesus for setting the example of love and peace and caring and kindness and truth and faith for all that seek these attributes. Through all of my life, the many many highs, and the lows, you have been there, constant, steady and unwavering of your love for me and your desire that I be the best man that I can be. Even when my analytical mind wanders from faith from time to time, you are there ready to welcome me back.  The older I get the more I cherish your love.

Thank You Mom and Dad for giving me life. Thank you for loving me with all your hearts, I felt it constantly through the years we had together. I feel it now that you are both in heaven. Dad, you took me to the boat, to the races and you showed up at my track and wrestling meets, how cool!  Mom, you dressed me well, taught me that history and the arts are important, believed in my abilities 110% All of the time. Thanks for all of the love you two. None of us beyond Christ is perfect on this earth, and I love how we all overlooked our faults and chose to concentrate on our positives and bettering ourselves.

Thank You Alexandra, I love you with all my heaaaaaaart! 🙂 You are the sweetest most loving woman I’ve ever met. The love you show to Bailey is a blessing and the love you’ve shown me makes me a better man striving to be better every day of my life. Being with someone so unpretentiously healthy is almost shocking even after almost four years. I thank God we are a couple every day of my life.

Thank You Bailey, like the Grinch my heart grew several fold when you were born. I’m honored to have you in my life as you are a give from the ‘Grace’ of God. As with Alexandra, I work mainly to honor, protect, and support you to have a healthy, happy, with high self esteem and live a Godly fulfilling life.

Thanks to:

My brother Dave, you are the most positive guy I’ve met and your strength is a source of power for me. I will always be there for you Bro.

My brother Steve, you are a great father and husband. I will always respect and care for you.

Cathy Perow, I will always wish the best for you and wish we had a better relationship. Maybe we were put together for Bailey and are forever bound through her.  We accomplished that with God’s grace. Hopefully we develop grace in our relationship.

 

Tribute:

John Perow: You were a hero of mine. A quiet no ego soul. A World War II reluctant hero that landed on the beach at Normandy, Omaha Beach (gives me chills to write that), saw your best friend’s head blown off at the first sand dune, charged up that hill, killed Germans, took France, joined Patton’s Army for the Battle of the Bulge (just like Easy Company in ‘Band of Brothers’), marched into Berlin and took that. Then went to Eagles Nest, Hitlers lair in the mountains and secured that as well. But you never spoke of it, never showed any memorabilia. Never accepted the moniker of ‘Hero’ from me or others, just said all the ‘Heros’ died there, that you were just a lucky guy. You went to Penn State after that, got an engineering degree, became a rocket scientist. (How cool would it be at a party: “What are you a rocket scientist or something?” “Yes, actually, I am a rocket scientist.”  Moved to Thousand Oaks when it was hills with cow chips and raised two good kids, survived the death of a spouse, remarried and routed for Penn State football and America.” The Greatest Generation” was written about men like you.

 

Incomplete List of Thank You’s:

Steve and Kika Medvecki, Chuck Mote, Ayn Rand, Milton Friedman, Henry Miller, Adam Smith, the Chaux family, especially Santa Mamita, RealtyTech employees past and present, Rob Baumgardner, John Crane, Ali Soufi, Jasmin, Chris, Steve etc. Paul Childs, Pat Condell, Mitt Romney, Ronald Reagan, the Founding Fathers, Steve Klarish, Rob Kasenow, Joe Paterno, Cael Sanderson, Bob Holloway, Tim and Sharon, Rich and Robin, Dawn, Adolf C, Emerson, Thoreau,  Julius Caesar, Small Business Owners, Honest Abe

 

Thanks,

Richard

 

 

Democrats and Republicans: So Many Shades of Grey

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I had an email conversation recently with a friend, more of an acquaintance actually, but someone I truly respect and admire. the tone went sour quite quickly and it made me a bit surprised and a bit sad.

 

The Back Story:

If I had to label myself I would be a:  Fiscally Conservative, Libertarian, Capitalistic, Free Market kinda guy. I believe people work for what they have. I believe the Federal Government should defend the nation with a strong military, defend the borders from invasion, mitigate interstate disputes, and build cool monuments to American that we can be proud.  Beyond that, the Federal Politician is to follow the demands of their constituents, not the other way around. The people who elect him or her should have their voice heard and followed up upon, period.  The Politicians would need to provide a transparent view of all tax revenues and how those revenues are being spent. I think any major allocation should be approved by the people. The politicians need to be held to the fire to provide justification for every item they spend the public’s money on.

My friend is a very caring bright guy. He believes most conservatives are a bit self serving I suspect. (I agree here, but what other way is there? Everyone is self serving.) He believes the elected officials should have autonomy to do good for the people. He believes in freedom of choice, but he believes also that the government has the right to control certain aspects of life, more forced involvement.

So here is where I stand:

Abortion: I think abortion is killing. I think conception equals life and that abortion kills that human life. But, I don’t believe the government can control what a woman does with her body. It hurts me to think I am supporting abortion, which I am not, but I don’t want Big Brother to force a woman to see that abortion is killing. This is a tough one for me, but that is where I stand. I would put a limit on first trimester abortions and outlaw as murder, any abortion after the first trimester.

Gays: Non-issue, what two adult people decide to do of their own free will is none of anyone else’s concern.  There are so many issues in the world that demand more attention than this. Why do people need to control others to such an extent? It never works.  I’m a Christian, a tolerant, loving Christian that believes in redemption and that Jesus loves us all and he wants people to decide for themselves to walk a righteous path: But they must decide themselves.

Muslims: I know a few Muslims that are some of the kindest, most honest and truly great people I’ve met, and I’ve met some scary Christians, and vice-versa: Scary Muslims and Good Christians. Even though the Koran pushes conquering all other religions, most Muslims don’t feel this way I would expect.  In America we follow Constitutional Law, everyone. If you break the law you pay the penalty, no exceptions for any religion.

Illegal Aliens: Simple, the Federal government is to protect the borders. If someone comes over illegally, then that’s illegal, duh.

Taxes: Everyone, I mean EVERYONE above the poverty line needs to pay a set tax. Corporations need to pay their fair share, percentage of profits after expenses. There must be a way to do this.

Back to Democrats and Republicans.  I think they are basically the same, the politicians that is. They all have egos, all want to be in charge, all stuff their cabinets and committees based on favor and debts owed and not on merit. So therefore, they are basically the same.

 

So, my friend out there, I think we are not too far off. Hopefully we can find a common ground at our level, if not, how will this nation ever find common ground in Washington DC?

Richard Uzelac, Photographer

Nice Proud Trees in the USA

 

Richard Uzelac