Reagan as a visionary- debunked

Ronald Reagan as a Visionary, Exemplary President— debunked..

I do this partly out of respect to conservatives; there are great parts to the message; those people have nothing to do with that message.

Ronald Reagan was an actor who starred in movies with chimps. He was also the President of the Screen Actors Guild. He became a corporate spokesperson for GE, then Governor of California. He had a warm and fuzzy voice, very grandfatherly tone, and you couldn’t help but like to listen to the man speak. I was pro-Republican at the time, due primarily to Alex P Keaton on Family Ties.

But, remembering events from the eighties, and how they relate to now….

in the back of a discover magazine, there was an Op ed piece was questioning our funding of Iraq, since it had used gas on it’s own people. But, we were also selling weapons to the Iranians; that came to light during the Reagan adminstration, that, the US was illegally selling weapons to Iran to raise money to fund the Contras, who sought a regegime change favorable to us..
Ollie North got caught red handed shredding documents. Reagan claimed executive privilige and refused to answer any questions.

Executive privilige- i.e. The law does not apply to someone of my rank.

What would happen if you or anyone else got caught illegally selling 20 guns the next town over? To the Hatsfields, and the McCoys?

During that time they funded Afghani rebels, including Al Quaeda, and left such a great impression in ensuring their freedom from the Soviets that they hit our towers 20 years later as the story goes.

But my main problem with Reagan right now, beyond the shrines to “his legacy” are being built, is that he is the first of that trend of Republicans, who break out the budget deficit scare, and then get control of the budget and increase the deficit. Reagan ran his campagin on decreasing the deficit, then increased it, Bush I did the same, also on military spending. Republicans hammered at Clinton on the deficit- wanted the budget balanced. He succeeded*. But as soon as Republicans finally got that tax and spend democrat out of office Junior began deficit spending again, on tax cuts and increasing military spending.

So with the Republicans, are talk about deficit when you’re not in control, and create it when you are.

Ronald Reagan made a significant change- to the way unemployment is calculated… it shaves off about 10 percent- so when you’re reporting 6% it’s actually 16% and when you report 9.6 percent, it’s actually closer to 20%. It’s bad accounting, and it’s really pretty much fraud.

They also began integrating the Social Security revenue stream as part of government spending- in fact, the monies collected from it are put directly into the Federal Budget. Collecting money for a purpose and then spending it somewhere else, is pretty much fraud.

My father used to rail against Reagan’s trickle down theories of econonics.When the rich people got their taxes cut, they would immediately throw that money into the economy, and there would be even more prosperity, and taxes reciepts would be higher because the economy got better.

In fact; spending on Defense, creates jobs and big money spending, which is good for the way that they measure economy- anybody with money in big defense can live comfortably off of shares, since it always goes up. It’s a tried and true strategy for living off money you’ve been handed down.

The only problem with deficit spending on defense is your net gain is the destruction of something else. Wealth is generated when people feel empowered, inspired to create things of value to one another. Not mountains of disposable things, things that have real value and can be used again and again. Under FDR, we got bridges, roads, mass transit, mostly anything big you see came from government spending. Now we have the greatest destructive power known to man, but we don’t build anything at home.

If you account for the increase in deficit spending by the US government since Reagan; the net growth comes to near zero.
and count the real estate bubble as a net loss for the stability of the economy; lack of growth of infrastructure equals a net back slide since Reagan.

I don’t hate Reagan. It’s how it was.

I’m not so great of a person that I can say I never would have done some of the things that were done, with that same group of people it would be hard to do else.

But it needs to be different and better… and I’m not ever going to listen to someone tell me we should reflect back to his lessons.

Tax cuts aren’t much of a stimulus.

The greatest time of economic prosperity in the history of the nation came immediately following the period of greatest deficit spending.

Reagan’s record is nothing to brag about.

*Clinton pushed through NAFTA(makes it easy to outsource jobs) and repealed the Glass Stegal Act (a Depression Era measure specifically designed to prevent the EXACT type of financial blowout that happened in 2008)

bridge

I seek the one who speaks
on loose leafs and cooch leaks
not for grief but sneak peek
at the what the future holds
before it unfolds
make diamonds out of coals
make music to steal souls
The next few years conquering fears
and planning moves
cuz I don’t plan to lose
life on a world tour
makin a world of less war
composing venomous flows
for throws on those
who would oppose
teach em proper respect
for the Epidemik Effect
after dues are paid
enter a new phase
feel the sun rays
watch my sons play
in the end all that I’m after
is a life of rhyme and laughter
now I’m no pastor
but in life,
you choose your path or
you choose disaster
make concious decisions
rise above the derision
with eyes that see my vision
to reflect and recreate with precision
the parts the resonate with your mission
I got a plan though
but to reach the next plateau
I gotta havvve a liitlle help from my friends ( theme to the wonder years)
we’ll rise so fast that we get the bends…

Trees and shiite

You hear so much about emissions… I think global warming has less to do with the car, and our emissions, than the concrete in the roads it’s on..look at how much concrete there is, and how far it goes,

This is an aerial photo of Chicago, from Wikipedia. I really made this observation personally when looking at Google Earth of Philadelphia, and out to Centre County and State College, a place I always thought to be completely dominated by forest. All the way out to the Midwest, St Louis, Missouri, no real patches of trees, except in some places in Appalachia.
all the farms,
all the housing developments
that 100, 200 years ago, were solar energy absorbing, CO2 converting, life giving oxygen TREES…
there isn’t much left in the way of forests…
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Orbital photograph of human deforestation in progress in the Tierras Bajas project in eastern Bolivia. Photograph courtesy NASA. And Wikipedia again

This has an measured, and well known effect on the climate,
a long documented phenomenon..
an extreme example of which is the Dust Bowl.

“The Dust Bowl, or the dirty thirties, was a period of severe dust storms causing major ecological and agricultural damage to American and Canadian prairie lands from 1930 to 1936 (in some areas until 1940), caused by severe drought coupled with decades of extensive farming without crop rotation or other techniques to prevent erosion. It was a man-made disaster caused by an abnormally severe drought combined with the deep plowing of the virgin topsoil of the Great Plains, which killed the natural grasses. Such grasses normally kept the soil in place and moisture trapped, even during periods of drought and high winds.
During the drought of the 1930s, with the grasses destroyed, the soil dried, turned to dust, and blew away eastwards and southwards in large dark clouds. At times the clouds blackened the sky, reaching all the way to East Coast cities such as New York and Washington, D.C. Much of the soil ended up deposited in the Atlantic Ocean. The Dust Bowl affected 100,000,000 acres (400,000 km2), centered on the panhandles of Texas and Oklahoma, and adjacent parts of New Mexico, Colorado, and Kansas.[1]
The storms of the Dust Bowl were given names such as Black Blizzard and Black Roller because visibility was reduced to a few feet (around a meter). The Dust Bowl was an ecological and human disaster. It was caused by misuse of land and years of sustained drought. Millions of acres (hectares) of farmland became useless, and hundreds of thousands of people were forced to leave their homes. Degradation of dry lands claimed peoples’ cultural heritage and livelihoods. Hundreds of thousands of families from the Dust Bowl (often known as “Okies”, since so many came from Oklahoma) traveled to California and other states, where they found conditions little better than those they had left. Owning no land, many traveled from farm to farm picking fruit and other crops at starvation wages. John Steinbeck later wrote the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath and also Of Mice and Men about such people.”
Wikipedia
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Kinda crazy…

when I think about stuff like that, and weather systems destabilizing…and though I still watched some of the Vice Presidential debate, but I think, is the best thing I could be doing with my time, listening to what Sarah Palin’s memorized answer was to global warming? She clearly had nothing to say on that issue, though I am certainly glad she got a raise for the people of Alaska from the oil companies in exchange for the oil they pull out of the state. However, getting income directly from oil makes it hard for you see any other forms of energy as viable. I doubt she knows anything but oil. There is the possibility of her becoming President, and she has to quote another’s talking points, unreferenced, because she had no personal opinion on the subject, it never having really crossed her mind, and it will come to be a defining issue of the time.  Un acceptable, and that was an unacceptable pick for Vice President… in how we pass from a time of crisis, to the vision we have of the future. We must now talk about what we must do going forward, and we must have a new way of seeing, presenting information to the American people, to allow them to easily access the information about what’s going on

“Just the facts, m’am.”
Our government talks in vague generalities, without much in the way of facts, figures,, or even the most basic of Power Point presentation for YEARS about what should be done, instead of making like Nike

“Just do it.”

Some things are just silly, like arguing over whether or not you should talk with your enemy..

Talk to your enemy, hell yes, you need to be talking to everybody.. I’m on the ball court, there’s people talking trash, trying to find a way to beat me… but I talk to ’em, let ’em know what’s going to happen, and sometimes they make it true. On the free throw line, “Too bad you missed,” as they shoot- clank!

It’s a lot harder to want to harm someone you talk to, even if you don’t like them. Though scowls abound because of different values and ideologies, Seinfeld and Newman never actually come to blows.

It’s not like we don’t carry the big stick, nobody wants it with us, nobody. If we want to destroy something, it’s done.

We have more weapons, more money, and real, real explosive power, deployable any place on the planet…enough to annhilate all life in any number of ways…. but, as it turns out, most of the time that’s not strictly necessary.. ( see world weapons situation for more specifics.)…. for starters we are really, really, far away, and anything anyone can do to us from that distance, we can do better (or worse, as the case may be) I don’t think there is a country on the planet that would argue our military superiority, and that is always with us when we sit down to the negotiating table, so any sort of harm to our people would be out of the question. I think if we spend less on arming other countries, we’ll get to spend less on arming ourselves…

I don’t advocate decreasing the size of the military; in fact, I think we create the highest level of combat and emergency readiness this country has ever seen, by deploying large scale missions, with units from all to be determined by where you went to high school, with everyone who entered the program in all years… for me all Bridgeton High Bulldogs from the 40’s till the 2000’s from high school on, maybe we should get some Israeli instructors to help us design them, since they already have experience in crisis management, and that will help to move us away from military aid.
Basically I was thinking of a giant laser tag like mission, with objectives, and training, twice a year… call dibs on a desert mission, and a forested terrain mission. Some people go to battle, some go to supply.
Like I said I want to test myself in the desert, tear you down and build you back up again.

National ho- well not holy day, but America trains exercises.

Quick change

To the type of content that goes on here… I’ll leave the trail of history, and some will appreciate the look at a different aspect

Oil spill course of action

I believe President Obama would serve his position better by describing, every day, what the options are for capping and cleaning the spill up, and what progress is being made. Educate us, guide us through the decision making process, and this will be a victory for the Obama administration.

Deploy supertankers to suck up oil, as well as:
Hay
Hair
non toxic oil eating bacteria

This is from http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article19923.html
please take a look at the full content there.

Dr Stephen A Rinehart writes: Background: The following comments are based in part on my 45+ years experience in structural dynamics/mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech and extensive design/project management experience including offshore oil platforms, oil pipelines, conventional/nuclear DOD weapons effects and combat weapons designs, and environmental fate and transport of chemical/oil plumes.

Summary:

Immediate recognition by Congress that this is a “National Emergency” on the scale of a nuclear weapon attack on the US and funding an appropriate “super response” – now! This spill is already totally destroying the Gulf of Mexico as we know it. It requires the formation of a “Super Governmental/Industry Tiger Team” to address and implement both the detonation of a nuclear weapon as well as the mitigation and clean-up of this spill by a fleet of Super Tankers with oily water separators totally outside of any response by BP to date. This problem has totally overwhelmed the limited responses of an oil company such as BP. BP should be totally removed from the scene the responsibility for clean-up belongs with the US Government in making a “WWII-Type Mobilization Response”. This may include mobilizing a fleet of barges being placed as the first “ring of defense” around main well area (perimeter may have to miles in length right now) followed by a fleet of super tankers to start storing/transporting oil and discharge permits granted to discharge the water. Somebody (appointed by Congress) needs to be in charge of the entire response with billions of funding in-place right now to start cutting purchase orders (there is not time for the usual Government Bid System to be effective in a timely manner) for a fleet of tankers and it is not BP.
Mobilize a Super Tanker Fleet to start sucking up the large underwater oil plumes located at 3000 to 4000 feet under the sea. These plumes can be easily located by US Navy Sonar. Immediately find the real well head location – compare known GPS locations of where the Drilling Rig should have been drilling to the current GPS location of the BOP.
Monitoring what BP is doing is useless at this point as an appropriate Government response and shows a complete lack of understanding from a systems engineering viewpoint of the magnitude of the crisis. The Red Flag in this crisis is going to be that “BP has delayed the heavy mud attempt to seal the well” or at the “Top Kill” will not work and the follow-up “junk shot did not work because this is probably a red herring and not the real location or cause of the massive oil spill.
Immediately remove all Mines Mgmt personnel in Louisiana associated with any Gulf Coast platform reviews until and independent audits can be conducted of the all technical decisions and drilling permits issued in the past five years. Revoke all drilling permits issued by this office in past 24 months.
BP has totally misrepresented the real nature of this oil spill to Congress. It is possible that the real wellhead outflow is 120,000+ bbls per day and located miles from the BOP location. Congress should immediately send the US Navy to locate the real wellhead location.
The use of Corexit 9500 maybe 4X more toxic than oil. It could also be 10X to 20X more poisonous than other dispersants. It could undergo a phase transition to a gaseous state in the warm Gulf waters and result in some type of “toxic rain clouds” over the East Coast. The US Army developed the “best performing” absorbent by the US Corps of Engineers called Oil Sponge (a name trademarked by a company called Phase III and is 100% organic) and is made from renewable resources and there are other much safer dispersants. Oil Sponge is built using a microbial and nutrient package, capable of transforming oil hydrocarbons into a safe bi-product of carbon dioxide and water. There is also AmeriHaz Petroleum Solidifier that encapsulates environmental contaminants making crude oil and other oil like substances easy to retrieve. Both of these products have been ignored by BP and the Government in the clean-up of this fiasco. Why? Has BP trying to hide the magnitude of the spill – absolutely! Contact your Congressman immediately as to why BP has refused to stop the use of this dispersant! It is your grandkids lives that may depend on it.
The enormous amounts of natural gas being injected underwater in the Gulf of Mexico from this blow-out contain the carcinogen benzene which is water soluble. It is classified by EPA as a carcinogen at levels of 1 ppm. Is anyone now testing the Gulf waters for benzene levels? Any oil clean-up personnel need to be wearing Hazmat suits. If the water or beach sand smells oily then they may be exposed to benzene levels 20X in excess of safe standards. Nobody needs to be sticking there finger into some oily product on the beaches. There are probably more than 52000 bbls per day of natural gas being released into the Gulf of Mexico which will cause a huge oxygen depletion zone and possible massive fish and shrimp kills.
Dr Steven Wereley, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, has testified before the House Energy and Environmental Committee that 95,000 barrels of oil are currently leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. BP would not have economically spudded this well unless it was flowing in excess of 65,000 barrels per day (and the real answer is closer to 120,000 barrels per day (50X times worse than BP/US Government stated at the outset).
The Obama Administration needs to release EPA data on air quality at/near spill sites (both onshore and at the spill site). It is the responsibility of the Obama Administration to require workers to wear respirators. It is dangerous to go near large oil spills which have been sprayed with solvents like Corexit 9500 which the Natural Science Dept of Russia has stated is 4X more toxic than oil itself!? Tell your Congressman you wish to see data on air and water quality on daily basis.
According to data from the University of South Florida, the massive oil spill has now entered the Atlantic Loop Current (starting to make its turn around the Southern tip of Florida and towards Miami) and maybe heading up the East Coast. I would expect large plumes of oil may start appearing in spots across the Panhandle and Florida beaches in next 30 to 45 days as these oil plumes gradually rise to the surface (one said to be over 22 miles long and 800+ feet deep!?!).
Bottom Line: We are looking at the worse environmental disaster in human history and it continues to grow and the US Government has failed totally in responding to this epic crisis because of BP and Big Oil political clout and money.

The light end of the oil will be absorbed into the atmospheric system and come down as a toxic chemical bath at some point in the future. Remember that 70% of the oil and natural gas is underwater and chemically destroying the Eastern part of the Gulf of Mexico. Everyone needs to contact their Congressman about mobilizing the National Guard for clean-up and start monitoring water and air quality. We need to get Congress to budget for a fleet of super tankers to start skimmers and remove BP totally from the scene. The US Navy needs to be mobilized to start identifying underwater oil plumes as well as all marine research organizations along the East Coast. The environmental impacts are almost incalculable at this point and everyone on the East Coast is going to be impacted in some manner in next ten years. Do not go near beaches where oil spills are occurring and do not touch any spilled oil with your bare hands. Wear a respirator if involved in any beach clean-up and make sure the benzene levels have been tested in all drinking and bath water.

The US Government needs to take total control with US Navy and mobilize a massive fleet of barges and super tankers with skimmers to start clean-up. We are going to need hundreds of miles of additional rubber boom and another 50,000 to 100,000 people in clean-up.

Everybody in Congress needs to be asking some very hard questions about what is really going on and find out why they have been massively misled on the real magnitude of this oil spill. We need to make sure we know the real source of the wellhead now.

In the end as much as we hate to – we may have to opt for using a “down-hole” nuclear weapon. If the relief well being drilled (not completed until August) does not stop this oil well blow-out expect a tactical nuclear option to be seriously considered in next 90 days. You may hear it is disguised as an “earthquake” some day in the Gulf of Mexico. This option needs to be structured for an immediate Congressional decision to stop the massive wellhead blow-out. You need to know the sub-sea salt topology in detail before exercising such an option.
By: Dr Stephen A Rinehart

stevecin@bellsouth.net

The best solution I’ve seen so far for capping the oil well

I found this here: http://blog.al.com/live/2010/05/oil_spill_photo_gallery_for_ma_3.html

Help communicate this novel promising technique to the US Government officials, BP and the other involved parties. It can successfully and instantly end the catastrophe of BP wild well. Don’t let BP waste another month till the oil slick reaches New York; meanwhile they are enjoying experimenting with useless ideas: Four Story Box, Top Hat& Top Kill! Shooting cement, mud, junk, or golf balls in the blowout preventer wouldn’t end this catastrophe! BP has no means to end it. This catastrophe will probably continue till August when they finish drilling the “Relief Well” – IF IT WORKS!
CAPPING BP WILD WELL USING THERMITE MOLTEN IRON BOMB:

A sure way to cap this wild well is by using a thermite device consisting of a thermite charge (a mixture of aluminum powder and iron III oxide powder) filling the inside of a hollow bell-shaped iron casing, big enough to engulf the top of the blowout preventer.

Lower the bell-shaped thermite device into the water exactly onto the blowout preventer and detonate the thermite inside the bell-shaped iron casing.

The thermite will burn fast at very high temperature causing the bell-shaped iron casing to melt. The molten iron (several tons) will cover the top of the blowout preventer, instantly plugging and killing the wild well.

N.B
I’ve already sent an outline of this technique two weeks ago, complete with drawings, to many US officials including President Obama, the Coast Guard, MMS, etc, in addition to BP, but no one seems to care!! I’m Egyptian living in Egypt, but I really care for the environment and for the US of which I’m not a citizen – US citizens are supposed to care for the US more than me! Or am I mistaken?!

hodieb-khalifa@windowslive.com

Tel.002-0163427827
(More details and drawings are available upon request)

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Words to World, cont

I’m tired of hearing politicians say we spread democracy around the world.. the US… is not a democracy.. it is a republic, and when we set up US friendly governments who will give us bargain basement rates on the country’s natural resources, it’s always a republic.*1
So we should say we are spreading republic, around the world, even though it might not sound as good… but it’s accurate.
This may sound like a picky point to some… but it’s analogous to saying I hopped on a Greyhound car from Philadelphia to Atlantic City.
It’s almost exactly the same as if you said that Democrat politicians were the party of small government, low taxes, and reasonable spending, and then when I called you on it you said, oh you meant to say that was the Republican politicians.
That’s ridiculous… there’s no such party.
Though I can’t say I blame you for not being able to tell them apart.
There’s a lot bigger difference between democracy and a republic than there is between Democratic and Republican politicians. *2
With words, the easiest way to drill down to their definitions is to look at the root words.
Republic (root word keys REpresentative or of the Public) are where you vote for a person to represent you. This is the dominant form government in the world.
Democracy (Demo, people, cracy, meaning rule of) is true rule by the people, and they can vote on every issue, though it does not necessarily preclude having governmental staff. *3 The only actual practice of this form of government was in ancient Greek city states … and ended with Alexander the Great’s conquest.
While we are in the process of cleaning up words that represent government systems…
Communism…. Root keys (commune- people living in a given space with the belief that they are in a common ecosystem, sharing resources. And ism, the belief in. )
The idea is, that people in a given area, have some say over how the collective resources in their community are used seems to me to be intuitive
The feeling of revulsion, unease I get when I say communist or communism(but not community, and commune brings to mind flower children)is because I think most people define communism with the Soviet Union… truthfully… it’s a terrible example.. far as I can tell, that government was nearly a dictatorship, or you could make a case for it being an oligarchy, or perhaps aristocracy. An elite ruling class, Party members, who ran pretty much everything in the country, centered around a strong leader, and just as importantly, centered in one place, Moscow.*4
Oligarchy ( rule of the few or a small group) As far as I know, there have been very few explicit cases of oligarchy in history. However, the Iron Law of Oligarchy posits that all forms of organization eventually end up as oligarchies.
From Wikipedia:
Robert Michels believed that any political system eventually evolves into an oligarchy. He called this the “iron law of oligarchy”. According to this school of thought, modern democracies should be considered as oligarchies. In these systems, actual differences between viable political rivals are small, the oligarchic elite impose strict limits on what constitutes an ‘acceptable’ and ‘respectable’ political position, and politicians’ careers depend heavily on unelected economic and media elites. Thus the popular phrase: there is only one political party, the ‘incumbent’ party.
[edit]Corporate Oligarchy (Corporatocracy)
Corporate oligarchy is a form of power, governmental or operational, where such power effectively rests with a small, elite group of inside individuals or influential economic entities or devices, such as banks, commercial entities that act in complicity with, or at the whim of the oligarchy, often with little or no regard for constitutionally protected prerogative.

Words to the World/Rectification of Names

Confucius was once asked by a ruler how to fix a corrupt and failing state… and he answered, “What is needed first, is the rectification of names.” What he meant by this was that, for best functioning of any group from roommates to societies, words must be defined precisely. Specifically in two instances:

1. Concepts- In order to have a quality discussion leading to a proper decision, the merits/faults of different options, the involved parties must have the same concept in mind.
For example, when a New Yorker talks of the merits of mass transit, they are picturing a mostly enclosed railway system, running from every 5-10 minutes to at most every half hour that will drop them off within 3 blocks of wherever they need to go. When a person from Iowa suburbs speaks of mass transit, they are picturing a bus they wait for, outside, in rain or snow that may drop them off from a block to a mile away from their destination, perhaps an hour before they are supposed to be there, because that’s the only time the bus comes. Those two pictures are very different, but hung on the same phrase, do not provide the necessary tools for effective dialogue.

2. Roles- Having a clear, named roles, and making sure people understanding of their respective roles allows individuals to excel at them, and for others to 1. Interact effectively with that person 2. make proper judgments on their performance in those roles, if the individual should be praised, nagged, or replaced.

For example, when President Obama commented on the Skip Gates police officer arresting Harvard professor in his own home…said that blacks and Hispanics are disproportionately stopped by police, he was criticized heavily (including Jon Stewart) for commenting on it, as it was “not his place to get involved”. And had he directly intervened, they would have been correct, since it was a local affair.

However, the President is a citizen, and may speak as he sees fit. Further, he has responsibility for law enforcement and federal prison systems. With such an obvious example of differential treatment in the way the law is enforced, it is his responsibility to start an investigation on racism on the federal level, and set an example for the states to follow. Later, if a state continues to employ tactics demons ratably racist, to intervene further. If every school child was taught to know the role of the President, every adult and child would know that it is part of the role, and to ask for more from him.

A superior man, in regard to what he does not know, shows a cautious reserve. If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things. If language be not in accordance with the truth of things, affairs cannot be carried on to success. When affairs cannot be carried on to success, proprieties and music do not flourish. When proprieties and music do not flourish, punishments will not be properly awarded. When punishments are not properly awarded, the people do not know how to move hand or foot. Therefore a superior man considers it necessary that the names he uses may be spoken appropriately, and also that what he speaks may be carried out appropriately. What the superior man requires is just that in his words there may be nothing incorrect.

– Confucius, Analects, XIII, 3, tr. Legge

Introduction/Series Plan

The focus of this blog is to provide an underlying framework for real discussion about what is going on in our world (America-focused), a vision about what it should be, and how we get there on both a societal and personal level. There is a focus on the meanings of words;in a society where advertising and PR have so infiltrated the fabric of our society news rooms near political events are brazenly called spin rooms.. it is time to focus on truth. We will also stress keeping comments short and simple, to respect one another’s time, foster real discussion, and allow us to spread our newly enlightened paradigm of all levels of education easily.

We will start off, with society wide issues, and circle back around to equivalent topics as they apply to personal life and living. We will touch upon the words of great philosophical minds and speakers of past and present, including Confucius, Buddha, Sun Tzu, Jesus, Einstein and of course, myself, 😉 Along the way, I hope to develop action groups, learn new things, teach a few things, change the world, dissolve some the absolutist ideologies and false oppositional dichotomies, and make and introduce a few new friends. You will notice I tend to speak absolutely; I do expect to nail most things on the head 85%time… meaning just about always, but refinement will make it better. I’m open however, to being wrong, as this is a quest to understand, and find the best possible solution, and the important thing is us having the best answer, helping others to understand and make it real, not you or I being right or wrong. So if you notice something, please let me know; you will not hurt my feelings, and you will probably teach me something. Also be open to the possibility that it may end up being you who learns something.

We start off with a piece that underscores the necessity of understanding words- Words to the World. The second will be War, because it’s Memorial day, and it seems to be the biggest no brainer in terms of what must be done. We will see that it is actually very much intertwined with both Economy and Energy. I’m going to try to do three a week… I’m a slooooooow writer and I expect to be very busy, very soon. Two general concepts, and a one or two off about things that are going on, like BP oil spill, or deflating the Republican propaganda machine…(Hannity talking about getting back to the “wisdom” of Reagan burns me… oh don’t get it twisted.. I think I’m as right wing as I am left, and most Dem politicians need to be thrown, preferably physically out of office but those Fox guys are bold, straight faced liars)

War
Economy
Energy
Group Identification
Collectivism vs individualism
Advertising
Quality of life
Law what it is, and what it must become
Racism
Gender
Religion
Drugs- Definition, Proper usage, law, treatment

By the way, I am of sound mind… well, I will never kill myself anyway, and I got plans to live better than I ever have before. Just sayin’. When you talk as strong as I’m about to, sometimes people get upset.