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Yoga Game Part Four: Yoga Swoop

» 17 June 2012 » In G Manifesto, Game, Girls, Guide, Nightlife, Style » 6 Comments

Yoga Game Part Four: Yoga Swoop

“I remember you in The Godfather. And I remember you beat up some guy with the garbage cans or whatever the story was, but you’re not a tough guy. You may think you’re a tough guy because you’re wacked out of your mind on coke, but you’re just an asshole in flip-flops.” – Jon Roberts to actor James Caan.

“I didn’t care if what I did was respected by society or not. My idea of a party was a bunch of Playboy Bunnies on Quaaludes in the back room of the Forge.” – Jon Roberts, American Desperado

“He made a new table for us in the middle of the restaurant, and we finished breakfast all by ourselves. I felt invincible. There I was, twenty-two, and I’d just f*cked James Bond’s girlfriend in the toilet.” - Jon Roberts

So I am chilling outside the Yoga class waiting for it to start and I am reading the most “un-Yoga” book of all time: American Desperado.

I am reading about how Jon Roberts, who you may know from Cocaine Cowboy’s Fame is talking about skinning people alive in Vietnam when a fly girl sits down next to me and says, “hello”. I am pseudo-startled and I was so entrenched in reading stories about the correct way to gut someone so their intestines popping out like “Jiffy Pop”.

I say “Hello” back and continue reading.

The fly girl then says, “What are you reading?”

I am thinking to myself, “That is my line!”

And respond, American Desperado, it’s pretty good”.

I put my book down and commence to Game spitting as I can tell it’s on. Although, who knows with these Yoga girls.

Class begins. It’s a “warm restorative class” so I definitely enjoy it.

I am waiting for the fly girl I was talking to before class to just get up and split, but she waits around for me to get all my stuff together.

We walk outside.

“Where do you live?”, I say.

“Just a few blocks that way”, she responds.

“Cool, I will walk you home”, I reply.

“Great”, says with a smile.

We roll towards her house, and I can tell that she is down. However, my Game is way subdued. Minimal aggression. If this was a girl I met at a club, I probably would have swooped her in Public by now.

But instead, I am just chilling, responding with a lot of “yeah, that is so cool” and “yeah, that is so beautiful”. I almost want to slap myself for being such a Yoga dork.

However, I get myself out of my Yoga stupor for a minute, and say, “You should come with me to Sushi on Saturday night”. She thinks that is a great idea.

I walk her to her condo and Number Crunch.

Fast forward to Saturday night.

I use the Three Point First Date Swoop Move to a T.

Finally. The Yoga Monkey is off my back.

There really is something to the Yoga thing.

The Rest is Up to You…

Michael Porfirio Mason
AKA The Peoples Champ
AKA GFK, Jr.
AKA The Sly, Slick and the Wicked
AKA The Voodoo Child
The Guide to Getting More out of Life

http://www.thegmanifesto.com

Jeffrey Osborne – Stay With Me Tonight

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Some Dope Books I have recently read: Jesse Livermore, John Perkins and Jim Rogers

» 04 March 2011 » In Dope, Guide, money, People » 4 Comments

Some Dope Books I have recently read: Jesse Livermore, John Perkins and Jim Rogers

Bogotá, Colombia –

I am notorious for starting books and taking forever to finish them. (At any given time, I am reading 8-16 different books).

Recently, I finished a bunch:

Amazing Life of Jesse Livermore: World’s Greatest Stock Trader

This is a great book about quite possibly the greatest stock speculator of all time, Jesse Livermore. Perhaps more importantly, Livermore was a dashing financier and bigtime Playboy. He was also a Sharp dresser and Entered The Dragon as well:

“Jesse Livermore walked into the casino dressed in white tie and tails. Livermore enjoyed clothes. The tails had been custom made for him in England. He had four sets made several years before, and they remained unaltered. Livermore’s weight never varied.”

Great trading and gambling philosophy is explained in the book that unfortunately for Livermore all ended in tears.

“Only speculate if you can make it a full time job. Don’t take tips of any kind, no matter where they come from—don’t worry about catching the tops or bottoms, it’s a fools play. Keep the number of stocks to a controllable number. It’s hard to herd cats and it’s hard to track a lot of securities. Take your losses quickly and don’t brood about them, try to learn from them but mistakes are as inevitable as death—and only make a big move, a real big plunge, when the highest number of factors is in your favor, the highest probability for success is present.”

The Secret History of the American Empire: The Truth About Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and How to Change the World

This book is written by the writer of Confessions of an Economic Hitman, John Perkins. Perkins is a smart cat, and also an International Playboy, so like most smart cats and International Playboys, he is worth listening to. He give a good breakdown of the Corporatocracy, gives solutions that we must follow or we will be ruined.

A woman tells him:

“Stop being so greedy, and so selfish. Realize there is more to the world than your big houses and fancy stores. People are starving and you worry about oil for your cars. Babies are dying of thirst and you search the fashion pages for the latest styles. Nations like ours are drowning in poverty, but your people don’t even hear our cries for help. You shut your ears to the voices of those who try to tell you these things. You label them radicals or Communists. You must open your hearts to the poor and downtrodden, instead of driving them further into poverty and servitude. There’s not much time left. If you don’t change, you’re doomed.”

A Gift to My Children: A Father’s Lessons for Life and Investing

This is a book by G, Jim Rogers, the swashbuckling traveler and legendary investor to his two young daughters.

“Understand this: If everyone saw himself as a citizen of the world rathter than of his town, city or country, the world would be a more peaceful better place where success in all forms is abundant and available to all. That’s not to say that we can’t be patriotic and love our country. But we must always be open to those who are different, because people from different backgrounds have much to teach us and vice versa.”

And

“Probably the best advice I can give to anyone, anywhere in the world is to have your children and grandchildren learn Mandarin. For their generation, Mandarin and English will be the most important languages in the world.”

Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Road Trip

This book is about Jim Rogers’ Guinness Book of World Records trip around the world. He gives a great breakdown of the world and continually drops investment gems:

“I differentiate between trading and investing. Traders are the short-term guys, and some of them are spectacular at it. I am hopeless at it—perhaps the world’s worst trader. I see myself as an investor. I like to buy things and own them forever. And what success I have had in investing has usually come from buying a stock that is very cheap or that I think is very cheap. Even if you are wrong, when buying something cheap you are probably not going to lose a lot of money. But buying something simply because it is cheap is not good enough—it could stay cheap forever. You have to see a positive change coming, something that within the next two or three years everybody else will recognize as a positive change.”

Click Here for Amazing Life of Jesse Livermore: World’s Greatest Stock Trader

Click Here for The Secret History of the American Empire: The Truth About Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and How to Change the World

Click Here for A Gift to My Children: A Father’s Lessons for Life and Investing

Click Here for Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Road Trip

How I Made $729k Buying & Selling Websites – Extreme Website Flipping

The Rest is Up to You…

Michael Porfirio Mason
AKA The Peoples Champ
AKA GFK, Jr.
AKA The Sly, Slick and the Wicked
AKA The Voodoo Child
The Guide to Getting More out of Life

http://www.thegmanifesto.com

pt 1/2 Jim Rogers on CNBC Squawk Box 2_27_11

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Griftopia by Matt Taibbi Book Review

» 28 December 2010 » In Dope, Guide, money » 8 Comments

Griftopia by Matt Taibbi Book Review

Click Here for Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America by Matt Taibbi

It’s no secret that I enjoy reading Matt Taibbi’s Rolling Stone articles so I copped his new book Griftopia and just finished reading it, which is subtitled: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America.

Taibbi’s basic view is that regular American’s are “fighting over the same 5-10 percent swatch of undecided voters, blues versus reds. Instead, the parties should be broken down into haves and have-nots – a couple of obnoxious bankers on the Upper East Side running for office against 280 million pissed-off credit card and mortgage customers.” And: “When the Republicans win elections, their voters think they’ve struck a blow against big government. And when a Democratic hero like Barack Obama wins, his supporters think they’ve won a great victory for tolerance and diversity. Even I thought that.” (Even I thought that also) And this has created a paradise for high-class thieves.

He continues: “There are really two Americas, one for the grifter class and one for everyboy else. In everybody-else land, the world of small businesses and wage-earning employees, the government is something to be avoided…In the grifter world, however, government is a lavish lapdog that the financial companies that will be the major players…use as a tool for making money.”

In the first chapter, he ginsu’s Rick Santelli, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachman and Larry Kudlow among others. He saves the greatest disses for The Tea Party (which he actually gives a balanced critique of) and explains how they are simply a pawn for the elites (“A loose definition of the Tea Party might be fifteen million pissed-ff white people sent chasing after Mexicans on Medicaid by the small handful of banks and investment companies who advertise on Fox and CNBC.”). The elites have confused the Tea Party members and Taibbi drops this gem: “The insurmountable hurdle for so-called populist movements is having the nerve to attack the rich instead of the poor. Even after the rich almost destroyed the entire golobal economy through their sheer unrestrained greed and stupidity, we can’t shake the peasant mentality that says we should go easy on them…” which is an underlying theme in The G Manifesto.

In the second chapter “The Biggest Asshole in the Universe”, Taibbi rips apart Alan Greenspan and Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged (which I have never read). He then proceeds to break down the Mortgage Scam, The Commodities Bubble, an amazing chapter on Sovereign Wealth funds and the selling off of America, the Health Care reform bait-and-switch and the American Bubble Machine.

Taibbi is a little shaky on his explanation of the commodities markets, but his conclusions are always dead on.

This is a pretty amazing and humorous book that explains what has been happening in America written by one of the best writers of our generation.

Read it if you want to know what time it is.

Click Here for Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America

The Rest is Up to You…

Michael Porfirio Mason
AKA The Peoples Champ
AKA GFK, Jr.
AKA The Sly, Slick and the Wicked
AKA The Voodoo Child
The Guide to Getting More out of Life

http://www.thegmanifesto.com

Righteous Seed – Dom Pachino

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Bang Colombia by Roosh Review

» 03 July 2010 » In Dope, Game, Girls, Guide, People, Travel » 8 Comments

Bang Colombia by Roosh Review

Roosh, who has previously written the books, Bang (which I still haven’t read) and A Dead Bat in in Paraguay (which I have read, click for review here) has come out with a new book called Bang Colombia (which I have read).

The book is very short and concise, but is dope if you are headed to Colombia to swoop girls.

Bang Colombia, gives a little intro to Colombia and mostly talks about the cities Medellin, Bogota, and Cali. There are some real solid travel tips, and strategy’s for learning Spanish (which is very important when traveling to Colombia).

The culture and the nature of Colombian girls is touched on, however it is The Game aspect where Bang Colombia really shines like The Lighthouse of Alexandria.

Roosh has a real solid, somewhat unique, Game steez, that can be emulated by many people, especially those on a budget, which really should give this book mass appeal in a Down Economy.

There are some real specific Game techniques, and some real good Spanish lines, most of which I didn’t use on my most recent trip to Colombia. I look forward to trying them out in the future.

The book finishes off with some real detailed places to swoop girls in Medellin, Bogota, and Cali.

This book is a must purchase if you want to roll down to Colombia and swoop fly girls. Roosh has developed a real solid niche for himself, as the information provided is not available anywhere else. I really appreciate the concept, since for a long time I have thought that travel guides for cats who want to swoop girls is a great idea.

The verdict?

Buy it. Click Here to buy Bang Colombia

The Rest is Up to You…

Michael Porfirio Mason
AKA The Peoples Champ
AKA GFK, Jr.
AKA The Sly, Slick and the Wicked
AKA The Voodoo Child
The Guide to Getting More out of Life

http://www.thegmanifesto.com

La Salsa LLégo – La Sonora Carruseles

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The Man Who Made it Snow

» 26 May 2010 » In Crime, Dope, People » 6 Comments

The Man Who Made it Snow

The Man Who Made It Snow

Click Here for Cocaine Cowboys

Click Here for Cocaine Cowboys 2: Hustlin’ with the Godmother

I recently finished a pretty dope book called The Man Who Made It Snow by Max Mermelstein, which is about the guy who basically sunk the whole crew depicted in the movie Cocaine Cowboys; Jon Roberts and Mickey Munday. Mermelstein was also personally responsible for making $300 million for the narco-traficantes in The Medellin Cartel and brining in fifty-six tons of Cocaine into America. Essentially, the guy made it snow in Florida.

“I would sell five keys to some colombian for $30,000 a key, or a total of $150,000. By the next day the Colombian had adulterated my pure stuff, just off the plane by 20 percent, adding enough quinine or amphetamine (better known as speed) or inesitol (powdered vitamin B) to produce six cut keys. He sold the six kilos he had created, claiming it was “pure” stuff, for $30,000 a key, making a quick profit of $30,000 in a day or two.

Some other lowlife Colombian bought the cut key and made it into a key and a half by further adulterating it. Then he sold this hashed-up kilo and a half to black street dealers in measure of one-eighth of a “pure” key, selling twelve one-eights of a key and pocketing his profit.

The street peddlers took their one-eighth of a key and added more cut to double it to one-quarter key, then sold it on the street by the gram, a quarter key becoming 250 grams, for $80 to $100 a gram.

The money derived from the pure stuff we brought in from Colombia kept a huge coke-hungry army of dealers and petty pusher driving their fancy cars around the slums of America’s Cities.

Nobody closely associated with the cartel delt in anything less than multiple kilograms of coke straight from Colombia. We never even saw street peddlers.
…and life was sweet

Two main lessons from the book:

Never drive a car.

You can’t chase a paper trail if there is no paper.

One is wise to adhere to both.

Click Here for The Man Who Made It Snow

The Rest is Up to You…

Michael Porfirio Mason
AKA The Peoples Champ
AKA GFK, Jr.
AKA The Sly, Slick and the Wicked
AKA The Voodoo Child
The Guide to Getting More out of Life

http://www.thegmanifesto.com

Player – Baby Come Back

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Review: Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk

» 29 November 2009 » In money, People, Wine » 8 Comments

Review: Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk

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Click Here to buy Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

Finished reading Crush It! Why Now is the Time to Cash in on your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk a few weeks ago. Good read.

If you are not familiar with Gary Vaynerchuck, he is a cat that took a family liquor store from $5 million in sales to $50 million in sales using the Internet and social media. He also got a 7 sticks book deal. Not bad in a Down Economy.

His book is basically about using your passion in life to make money. The book gives some great advice on exactly how to do that and build your personal brand using social media.

This is a pretty remarkable time we live in. Younger G’s should appreciate it. You really can become anything you want to these days. Manifesto Destiny.

Why you should by this book:

1. If you are unhappy with your job and you would like to do something that you love doing.
2. If you want to learn how to turn your passion into a money maker.
3. You want to learn whats going down in the world today.

I say buy it.

Click Here to buy Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

The Rest is Up to You…

Michael Porfirio Mason
AKA The Peoples Champ
AKA GFK, Jr.
AKA The Sly, Slick and the Wicked
AKA The Voodoo Child
The Guide to Getting More out of Life

http://www.thegmanifesto.com

Maze – Back in Stride

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Roosh V’s New Book: A Dead Bat in Paraguay

» 15 September 2009 » In Dope, People, Travel » 13 Comments

Roosh V’s New Book: A Dead Bat in Paraguay

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Roosh V the author of Bang: More Lays In 60 Days (which I still haven’t read) just came out with a new book called “A Dead Bat in Paraguay” (which I just finished reading).

So how is it? It’s good. Real Good.

And believe me, I diss enough stuff, that you know I would say if it sucked.

I typically read ten books at once, so the fact that I finished it in a few days is testament to the quality of the narrative.

For those of you unfamiliar with Roosh, A Dead Bat in Paraguay is about his decision to quit his corporate job in Washington, DC and roll down to South America to check out every country down there. And of course, swoop girls in every country down there.

A Dead Bat in Paraguay is full of the trials, tribulations and mistakes of traveling on a budget and trying to swoop girls. Roosh takes quite a beating. But he is a likable character and you find yourself rooting for the guy throughout the story.

A couple of reasons to buy this book:

One, if you have traveled or if you are planning on traveling to South America, this is a must read.

Two, I like this book because it is written from the perspective of Game and trying to swoop girls. If you like to swoop girls, you will like it. If you don’t like girls then you won’t.

Three, the book actually had me laughing out loud a few times, which is rarely done by anyone outside of Danny King.

Peep it: A Dead Bat in Paraguay

The Rest is Up to You…

Michael Porfirio Mason
AKA The Peoples Champ
AKA GFK, Jr.
AKA The Sly, Slick and the Wicked
AKA The Voodoo Child
The Guide to Getting More out of Life

http://www.thegmanifesto.com

Wisin & Yandel – Abusadora

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