As long as I have a "chip" and a "chair", I'm going to be alright!!! :-)
My name is Wilhelm (Wil) Derksen (the guy on the left), I am the Founder of The People's Lounge. I hope you will use your free Lounge Space to benefit personally, professionally and creatively. The People's Lounge is my way of giving all of you a place to enjoy, to learn, to share ideas and friendship. One love. One World. Peace on Earth. :-)
In no particular order...
Abraham Lincoln, John Adams, George Washington, Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, George Harrison, Mohammed Ali, George Foreman, Sugar Ray Leonard, Ken Stabler, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Miles Davis, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Vincent van Gogh, Annie Liebowitz, Edward Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Stan Getz, Dave Brubeck, and more to come post- haste... :-)
My Favorite Books:
Dragon Tears, by Dean Koontz
My Favorite Movies:
My School or Alma Mater:
The University of Life
Brand Development, Graphic & Web Design, Marketing Communications, Business & Market Development. Photography and Art Publishing. Serial Entrepreneur, and Certified "DreamWeaver"!!! :-)
Loving my Wife (and angel), Chrissy, raising my children, Nina and Nicolas, and The People's Lounge of course!
Why I'm Here:
Personal, Professional, To Network, To Make Friends, To Share Ideas, To Learn, To Change the World
To help as many others as I can to succeed, to learn, and to grow.
Peace, health, equality and consideration for all living things on Earth.
To leave behind a legacy that had, and would continue to benefit the world, in some way.
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Hey Wil…. Just wanted to let ya know I took care of that little problem for ya….so I expect the other half of the money to be deposited into the off shore account….. oh and by the way
We should get in touch soon… to get our stories straight…just in case …. N remember.. most important of all….. Not a word to Anyone!!!
When disaster strikes, our natural instinct is to take cover and seek shelter. But in severe weather, especially the type that breeds tornadoes like we saw in Oklahoma and parts of the Midwest this week, there are those who ride toward the storm.
When Margot Adler learned that a cousin had hidden from the Nazis in Amsterdam, she was stunned. Adler started digging around and discovered that like Anne Frank, 25,000 Dutch Jews hid, and two-thirds of them survived. Her cousin was one of them.
The tech industry is getting a lot in the Senate's immigration overhaul bill. It increases the number of temporary worker visas for skilled technical workers but the industry is pushing for more, including the end of provisions meant to protect American tech workers from unfair competition. The industry's goals and tactics are antagonizing other groups that want to see the bill pass.
Apple CEO Tim Cook faced tough questions on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. He defended a tax strategy that allows Apple to avoid taxes on tens of billions of dollars of profits. Cook also called on the Congress to lower the U.S. corporate tax rate.
Dominique Venner, a well-known French historian who embraced and wrote about ultra-conservative causes for decades, committed suicide today in front of the alter at Notre Dame Cathedral. He had left a post on his blog decrying the legalization of same sex marriage in France. "An infamous law ... can always be repealed," he wrote. "It will require new, spectacular and symbolic actions to rouse people from their complacency."
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