Thursday, March 19, 2009

Welcome family, friends and acquaintances. Have you ever wondered how our money system works? Or questioned the basic underpinnings of the global monetary system? Do you think money is the root of all evil? If you’re a Christian, you should. If you’re a Jew, or Muslim, or Buddhist, or Hindu, then also read on. :)

If you’re Atheist, then you should just pray for your own soul. LOL

Anyways, I have not-so-recently come to the realization that the scarcity-based profit-driven economy, and therefore society, that we are living in, is corrupt to the bone. I have come to this revelation not on my own. It was with the help of this young man by the name of Peter Joseph, and his movie, the Zeitgeist.

Below is an embed of his second movie on this topic, Zeitgeist: Addendum

p.s. If you want a DVD version of the entire movie that you can watch on a regular TV, let me know and I’ll send you one free of charge. Trust me, if you watch it, you’ll want to share it with friends. Otherwise, i'd advise you to go to youtube, and search addendum, and watch parts 2 thru 15 or whatever.

It’s kinda involved, so pay attention!!
I hope that you take a couple hours and check it out. Remember, I’ll send you a free copy if you ask nicely.

This was not Mr. Joseph’s first film. Of course, Zeitgeist the movie is the first. You can see it here if you choose:
(Quick Disclaimer: If you are turned off by conspiracy theories, or are not secure enough in your faith to here someone refer to it as a fairy tail, then you should probably skip this movie.)

Again, if you want a free DVD quality copy, hit me up.
Well. Wow. That is some heavy shit right?
I know.

It bummed my Mom out when I showed her. My Dad was intrigued. The range of reactions that these movies get is quite wide. You are either totally turned off or want to know how you can get involved.

These ideas, and the dramatic events of our current state, have really made me think twice about the path that we're on, and have lead me to believe that WE CAN DO BETTER.

PLEASE Let me know what you think. If I am getting too heavy, or just being weird, also let me know.

Much love, and PEACE in the middle east.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Why I bought a foreign car.

In the interest of full disclosure, I do work for one of the big three, actually for a smaller company that is owned by Ford. I'm a white collar worker with a college degree, and I still have a job – knock on wood right?
So the car situation in our household took a turn for the worse about two weeks ago. My budget transportation that I wasn't planning on driving forever died. It was time for it to go. I needed a car, and fast. Considering I work for Ford, I went to the Ford Dealership nearest to my place of employment. My intention was to get a base focus, preferably manual, 3 or 5 doors. I wanted a hatchback. Then I realized that they were only selling new 2 doors and 4 doors. No hatchback. Next I considered a Fusion.
The great big glowing sign outside said zero down, 199 a mo. for Focus, or zero down 229 a month for Fusion. I mentioned this to the kind salesman who seemed cool, although a bit cheesy (actually the whole place was supa cheese, but I digress) and he said that deal was if I was returning a Ford leased vehicle. "Not so much", I said.
So we worked out a deal for a Fusion, no options, 4-banger, automatic, 12k miles a year, for a mere $306 a month. This was with zero down. I shook his hand, said I'd be back later that night to pick up the car and go through all the paper work. I wasn't exactly feeling excited about my experience, or the boat anchor of a sedan that I had just chained to my neck for the next 39 months.
I called the wife and broke the news to her. She was far from happy as well. We had been discussing our options all weekend, and that was at the top of our budget, for a car she didn't care for much. She let me have it. One of our other options was looking at a VW. I had checked online a bit, and saw a lease deal for a brand new 2009 Rabbit, two-door hatch, manual, for $267. I assumed it was a gimmick, or you had to put a ton down. So I called. The dude set me straight, and I made my way out there.
When I arrived, the first thing they wanted to do was get me in a car for a test drive. That was fun. It's a very solid little car. Very nice interior for a base model, 5speed, with a 5-cylinder engine, that puts out 170hp/177tq. That's 10hp & 21ft-lb more than the 4 cylinder in the fusion and 30/46 more than the focus!! This model also had 16inch wheels and the cold weather package. That includes heated seats, mirrors, and spray nozzles, as well as beefy all-weather floor mats.
Worked out the numbers and the lease for 15k miles/year, for three years, came out to $310/month. This bad boy is worth it. Styling is euro slick, and the lines are tight. Electronic Stability Program is great, especially in the snow. First three oil changes are free, and the first one doesn't come until 10,000 miles!! I'll prolly change it on my own before then though...
So I know in these tough times for the big three, it may seem blasphemous to give my money to Germany. It is my opinion that for this amount of money, I should get the most car I can. I think I did. So let me have it.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Open your mind...

Please watch this movie, and just relax. Keep an open mind, and try to take it as one persons opinion, that he has backed up with some keenly sewn together stories and some facts.
The thing that I think this movie did for me, was to just not be afraid to ask questions. Don't feel obligated to your loyalties for anything. Nothing is permanent. Some things may not be as we think. I'm not fully coming out as a 9/11 "truther", or a end-all be-all atheist, but I do think the absolute power of the Federal Reserve system has corrupted it absolutely.

So watch it and, or if you've already watched it, let me know what you thought of it...

Peace in,

Friday, October 24, 2008

Proposal 2 in Michigan 2008

Foreword: If the following text sounds a little opinionated, well that's because it is. You are free to have your own no matter how wrong it is, I'll still respect it unless you're a dumbass.

So let's have a debate. I want to discuss some points on the Michigan Ballot for 2008. Specifically proposition #2. I'll try my best to present both arguments, and some of the facts about the bill itself.

This is what will be on the ballot on November 4th:
The proposed constitutional amendment would:
• Expand use of human embryos for any research permitted under federal law subject to the following limits: the embryos –
– are created for fertility treatment purposes;
– are not suitable for implantation or are in excess of clinical needs;
– would be discarded unless used for research;
– were donated by the person seeking fertility treatment.
• Provide that stem cells cannot be taken from human embryos more than 14 days after cell division begins.
• Prohibit any person from selling or purchasing human embryos for stem cell research.
• Prohibit state and local laws that prevent, restrict or discourage stem cell research, future therapies and cures.

In my opinion, if you're a pro-life kind of person, you should probably vote no. otherwise, why the hell would you not vote yes? It is my belief that government should never stand in the way of the free market. Did that sound familiar to all my republican friends out there?? It is also my belief that this country should be beating the shit out of all other countries in the world for medical advancements, and cutting edge technology. I don't think we really are. No one talks about it on TV, so I wouldn't know. I wouldn't even know where to search to figure that shit out.

But I digress. NOWHERE in the Proposal that we are voting for, does it make any mention of tax dollars, or grants or money or anything. This simply allows the research of embryonic stem cells, and makes it illegal to outwardly try to stop the researches from doing their work, or open facilities. No promises made to anyone, just putting it out there that you can do it here.

Think of the boom to our economy that would create. We've got so many god damn college grads in this state, that we could fill those facilities. Pump money back into our LOCAL economy. Who gives a shit about Wall Street? I know the shit they do effects me, in like some long term shit, or if I've bought a house in the last 5 years... but from day to day, as long as I have a job, shit pretty much stays the same. It's not like I make more money if the DOW goes up. Woopti fuckin doo. Look at those graphs and shit, it's crazy.

Wow, sorry for the rambling. I guess for all the people who are on the fence about abortion as far as how late into a pregnancy you can do it, I think this will help you sleep at night. And not that I would never ask someone to get one, but I can understand that sometimes it is the better option. I don't think it should be ever made illegal, and I don't think it'll happen. Well it made me feel a little better when I found out that the "embryos" couldn't be past 14 days of cell division. I wonder what that looks like. I did a little searching and couldn't really find a picture of a 2-week embryo. I found some older ones that look like babies but at 2 weeks, it's not even close to looking like a baby. Or a bird-fish-monkeyman, or whatever the hell we are.

Regardless, I'm sure if it was your baby, you wouldn't want someone poking and prodding its little dead body, no matter how much it resembles a huge juicy booger. Oh man I'm going to hell.
But if it was made by two people who had never met, in a lab somewhere, then is it that awful?
Yeah, it's still pretty freaky, but I believe it is progress not murder.

Other states are passing legislation, and they are getting the new jobs that would go real well with three global manufacturing corporations taking a fuckin perpetual nosedive into an eternal death spiral. Detroit was made for that shit.

So let me know how you feel. I think I've ranted enough for one night.

Peace in the Middle East bitches.

Are you afraid of socialism?

Do you know what socialism is?

Britannica online defines it this way:
Social and economic doctrine that calls for public rather than private ownership or control of property and natural resources. According to the socialist view, individuals do not live or work in isolation but live in cooperation with one another. Furthermore, everything that people produce is in some sense a social product, and everyone who contributes to the production of a good is entitled to a share in it. Society as a whole, therefore, should own or at least control property for the benefit of all its members.

But this is how defines Socialism:
so⋅cial⋅ism Show Spelled Pronunciation [soh-shuh-liz-uh m] Show IPA Pronunciation
1. A theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.
2. Procedure or practice in accordance with this theory.
3. In Marxist theory: the stage following capitalism in the transition of a society to communism, characterized by the imperfect implementation of collectivist principles.

Compare utopian socialism

Ooh, is anyone else scared?? That is some horrifying shit!! But then I see "Compare Utopian Socialism", what the deuce?!? Utopian society... it's a cream dream rage cage!!

But wait, what did that say? The step between Capitalism and Communism?? Whoa. By the imperfect implementation of the collectivist principles? If you're like me, then you just said what the fuzz?

So I googled it. Wait, is Google in the dictionary? Wow, yup... rad.
Then I googled Collectivist Principle and I got more than a dozen web pages, written by god knows who, and I can't be checking facts all day. I don't believe half of the shit I hear from anyone, even the really cool liberal shit on NPR. Democracy Now, my favorite show ever. Every day baby. There are always more than two sides to every story; it's the third one that is elusive.

So I searched the dictionary only to find zero entries for Collectivist Principle, same thing in the Encyclopedia.
But then I searched the Dictionary, and the Encyclopedia for collectism, and I got some answers that sounded just like soviet communism, go to the third definition.

So what's the point BiGhEaD? You may be asking. Well I haven't figured that part out quite yet. I'm going to go watch this movie, zeitgeist. I'll probably watch it a couple times. Take some notes, and give a review on here, so check back...

That, and I've been hearing the word socialism a lot in the news lately, so I figured I'd find out what they're all talking about... sounds like an impossible dream. All of these gawd awful social systems really stem from the ideal of a utopia. Everyone living in harmony and all that shit, it'll never happen. All the 'developing nations' out there, they aren't fucking developing. They are recovering. People and societies have existed so much longer in lands on the opposite side of this planet. Greed, wars, famine, democracies, republics, tribes, societies...

Those first three, in my opinion, are partially or maybe completely responsible for the downfall of any society that thrives and then falls. Sure there are lots of reasons, and people to blame. But it's human nature that we destroy our own societies. Looking through history, it seems to be the case to me. Let me know if you disagree. Try to convince me that there is hope for us shaved apes.

Till next time biotches