(Official Movie) THRIVE: What On Earth Will It Take?

What a great video this is. It's nice to see so many people coming to the same conclusions that I have.

This video does a great job showing where the future of technology re energy is going and what will take us there. And, it does a great job showing the barons of industry and how government is just one of their tools to suppress creativity and human advancement. The solutions they present are right up my ally of decentralization, of course I go further than they do as they presented more minarchist views while mine are more anarchical. But, none the less, it's nice to see we're on the same heading.

I'm very inspired by this video.

The Onion Does It Again!

This is too funny.


Pentagon To Withhold Budget Figures Out Of Respect For American Families

ARLINGTON, VA—Officials at the Pentagon announced Monday that they would no longer make the budget of the Defense Department public, explaining that the information would be "extremely disrespectful" to American families at a time of economic turmoil. "Disclosing the cost of even one Patriot missile could seriously damage the morale of a nation just trying to keep food on the table," Defense Secretary Robert Gates said of the new policy. "It would be a slap in the face to all the hardworking citizens who continue to struggle and sacrifice day after day." Gates added that revealing the expense of maintaining America's military presence in more than 150 nations worldwide might also break the spirits of returning veterans unable to obtain adequate health care.


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Wesley Snipes Goes to Jail -- so stupid!


People need to get their priorities straight: Banks destroy the economy costing taxpayers trillions that can never be paid off; furthermore, people get robbed of their homes by means of fraudulent foreclosures; and this tax protestor is publicly humiliated, verbally attacked/shunned, and jailed because he refuses to go along with the crimes perpetrated and permitted to be perpetrated by this government. 


And, don't give me some bullshit like, "What? You don't like schools and roads?" Paying the IRS doesn't pay for your crap schools and crap roads/bridges that are falling apart. You want to be "American?" Well, here is something American for you: "no taxation without representation."   Every kid that will be born on these lands will be forced by the barrel of a gun (i.e. threat) to assume this national debt (the criminalization of Wesley Snipes proves this), and he/she has no say in the matter because they're not born, and there is no legally protected recourse because withholding payment is a crime.


Saying we live in the best country in world is like saying, "My crap smells better than yours."

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Message to the World.

Someone please drug me because I can't take much more of this world behavior.   How is it that people continue believing in the governments of the world?  Every new form of regulation begged for grants more power to the government.    If you believe the old adage, "power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely,"  then why in the world would you avidly support the centralization of power?  Every new regulation you demand, every new law passed does exactly that: INCREASE THE POWER OF GOVERNMENT! 

It doesn't matter what form of government you support.  It doesn't matter how passionate you are about your political beliefs or the political "leaders" you follow.  The end result is always the same.  You start with small government and it grows and grows and grows until the corruption is wrapped around you so tightly that you can't breath, and the only escape you have is to become a python yourself or stop playing the game.   (Death is not an escape, and neither is complacency!)

In the US alone, people actually believe the people being driven out of their homes actually deserve it.  And, on July 4th they will parade how awesome it is to be American.  Next day, they will fight for health care for the poor.  

Seriously, do the world a favor and stop voting!  Because, all you're doing is playing spin the bottle with a gun, Russian roulette style, while those you voted into power sit by and watch the next pawn to fall so his/her assets can be seized as spoils of war.  The House always wins.  And revolution does nothing except reset the board. 

Stop playing the game!  You don't know the rules of war.  And, if you do not see the war currently in effect, then you are a sacrifical pawn. 

I don't care how crazy you think I am for saying all this.  In the end, I'm not the one willing to put guns to peoples' heads because they do not act or behave the way I think they should.  That is the effect of your political action(s)!

People always want to blame greed, but that is not the beast you face.  It is your willingness to accept and justify violence as a necassary evil.   There is no such thing as necessary evil. 

As long as people believe evil is necessary in order to co-exist, then we will never see peace.  There will only be the blind men and women that are unaware of the wickedness and the vampires that feed upon their ignorance. 
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(no subject)

(Paste this into your journal and then BOLD the words that apply to you.)
If you pasted one in your journal, let me know so I can go see yours. :o)

I AM: happy. sad. a good friend. adventurous. shy. confident. procrastinating. a male. bored. anxious. clumsy. sociable. always punctual. selfish. intelligent. funny. female. sarcastic. insecure. sick. beautiful. articulate. loud. kind. even tempered. honest. short. tall. medium height. proud of myself. loving. witty. down to earth. outspoken. determined. high maintenance. pretty. assertive. organised. selfless.

I HAVE: brown hair. blue eyes. pale skin. brown eyes. curly hair. long fingernails. curves. braces. chipped nail polish. long legs. long hair. straight hair. a fringe. long eyelashes. sore feet. dark skin. green eyes. blonde hair. dyed hair. red hair. short legs. rosy cheeks. wavy hair. black hair. a small waist. piercings. tattoos. big ears. short hair.

I LOVE: babies. flowers. kisses. summer. coffee. the rain. candles. incense. late night talk shows. insects. hugs. attention. the beach. chocolate. music. hats. harry potter. twilight. facebook. black and white photos. sleeping in. driving. narrating my pet’s thoughts. opening gifts. buying gifts. halloween. cute texts. apples. compliments. country music. hip hop. sushi. sports. art. singing. seeing my loved ones happy. surprises. sunsets and sunrises. skinny dipping. horror movies. simon cowell. family guy. garlic. hearing somebody talk in their sleep. being right. kfc. abstract photography. concerts and festivals. tanning. over sized t-shirts. Math.

I WOULD LOVE TO BE A: police officer. lawyer. doctor. teacher. fruit picker. mother. green peace volunteer. hippie. groupie. rockstar. footballer’s wife. therapist. singer. actress. diving instructor. lottery winner. company owner. housewife. nurse. builder. race car driver. website developer. an inspirational talker. music teacher. artist. chef. makeup artist. hairdresser. restaurant owner. homeless shelter volunteer. fitness trainer. vet. radio show host. band manager. forensic scientist.

I LIKE TO EAT: fruit. vegetables. fast food. sushi. rice. sandwiches. subway. chicken. cakes. seafood. pasta. rice crackers. cheese. ice cream. lunch. garlic bread. peanut butter out of the jar. eggs. lots of ethnic foods. pancakes. honey. bread crusts. low calorie foods. soy products. gluten free products. toast. breakfast. pizza.

I DISLIKE: cold mornings. baths. people dissing my taste in music. people in front of me walking really slowly. having my personal space invaded. cleaning. going to bed early. wine/beer. religion arguments. coffee. the beach. rain. children. having my photo taken. drama. gossiping. hip hop. cooking shows. drugs. cats. people singing happy birthday to me. school. selfish people. social networking sites. swimming. snow. eminem. seafood. one word text messages. awkward silences. alarm clocks.

I LIKE: Reading. Writing. The Beatles. True Blood. Demi Lovato. Miley Cyrus. Selena Gomez. Taylor Swift. Knitting. Crafts. Perez Hilton. Tea. Cats. Twitter. Cold weather. Tofu. Hummus. Adam Lambert. Muse. The Killers. Jay Leno. Conan O’Brien. Craig Ferguson. PCs. John Lennon. Jennifer Aniston. LOST. Marriage Equality. Michael Buble. Poetry. Yoga. Crocs. Peace. My hometown. Proper spelling. Proper grammar. Disney. Saturday Night Live. Stem Cell Research. Green movement. Adopting animals. Vegetarianism/Veganism. Jimmy Fallon. Learning new languages. David Bowie. Snow. Horror books. Fantasy books. Disney Channel Shows. Being pale.

I AM: a cuddler. I am a morning person. I am an only child. I am currently in my pyjamas. I am currently pregnant. I am currently single. I am currently suffering from a broken heart. I am left handed. I am married. I am addicted to my MySpace. I am online 24/7, even as an away message. I am a little shy around the opposite gender at first. I bite my nails. I can be paranoid at times. I don’t like anyone. I enjoy country music. I enjoy jazz music. I enjoy smoothies. I enjoy talking on the phone. I have a car. I have/had a hard time paying attention at school. I have a hidden talent. I have a pet. I have a tendency to fall for the "wrong" guy/girl. I have all my grandparents. I have been to another country. I have been told that I have an unusual sense of humour. I have or had broken a bone. I have caller I.D. on my phone. I have bathed someone. I have changed a diaper. I have changed a lot over the past year. I have done something illegal. I have friends who have never seen my natural hair color. I have had major/minor surgery. I have had my hair cut within the last week. I have mood swings. I have no idea what I want to do for the rest of my life. I have rejected someone before. I have seen The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I like the taste of blood. I love Michael Jackson. I love sleeping. I love to play computer games. I love to shop. I own 100 CDs or more. I own and use a library card. I read books for pleasure in my spare time. I sleep a lot during the day. I strongly dislike maths. I was born in a country other than the US. I watch soap operas on a regular basis. I work at a job that I enjoy. I would classify myself as ghetto. I would get plastic surgery if it were 100% safe, free of cost, and scar-free. I am currently wearing socks. I am tired. I love to paint/draw/sketch/sculpt.

I HAVE/HAD: Graduated high school. Rode every ride at an amusement park. Collected something really stupid. Gone to a rock concert. Helped someone. Gone fishing. Spun turn tables. Watched four movies in one night. Been dumped. Failed a class. Dealt drugs. Taken a college level course. Been in a car accident. Been in a tornado. Done hard drugs (i.e. ecstasy, heroin, crack, meth, acid). Watched someone/something die. Been to a funeral. Burned yourself. Ran a marathon. Your parents got divorced. Keep a memory box. Cried yourself to sleep. Spent over $200 in one day. Cheated on someone. Been cheated on. Written a 10 page letter. Gone skiing. Been sailing. Had a best friend. Lost someone you loved. Shoplifted something. Been to jail. Had detention. Skipped school. Got in trouble for something you didn’t do. Stolen books from the library. Gone to a different country. Been in a mental hospital. Watched the "Harry Potter" movies. Fired a gun. Gambled in a casino. Had a yard sale. And a lemonade stand. Actually made money at the lemonade stand. Been in a school play. Been fired from a job. Taken a lie detector test. Swam with dolphins. Gone to Sea World. Attempted suicide. Voted for American/Australian/Pop/NZ Idol. Written poetry. Read more than 20 books a year. Gone to Europe. Loved someone you couldn’t have. Wondered about your sexuality. Used a colouring book over age 12. Had surgery. Had stitches. Taken a taxi. Seen the Washington Monument. Had more than 5 IM’s/online conversations going at once. Overdosed. Had a drug or alcohol problem. Been in a fist fight. Had a hamster. Petted a wild animal. Used a credit card. Gone surfing in California. Did "spirit day" at school. Dyed your hair. Got a tattoo. Had something pierced. Got straight A’s. Been on the Honour Roll. Your parents sent you to a shrink. Been handcuffed. Known someone with HIV or AIDS. Taken pictures with a webcam. Started a fire.
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545 out of 300 Million Run the US

    545 PEOPLE--By Charlie Reese

    Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them..

    Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

    Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

    You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does.

    You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

    You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.

    You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.

    You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

    One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

    I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

    I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.

    Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

    What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits..... The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

    The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? Nancy Pelosi. She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

    It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

    If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.

    If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red ..

    If the Army & Marines are in IRAQ , it's because they want them in IRAQ.

    If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.

    There are no insoluble government problems.

    Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

    Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

    They, and they alone, have the power..

    They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

    Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees...

    We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

    Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

I say vote them out by not participating.

And a tax poem:

    Tax his land,

    Tax his bed,

    Tax the table,

    At which he's fed.

    Tax his tractor,

    Tax his mule,

    Teach him taxes

    Are the rule.

    Tax his work,
    Tax his pay,
    He works for peanuts

    Tax his cow,
    Tax his goat,
    Tax his pants,
    Tax his coat.

    Tax his ties,
    Tax his shirt,
    Tax his work,
    Tax his dirt.

    Tax his tobacco,
    Tax his drink,
    Tax him if he
    Tries to think.

    Tax his cigars,
    Tax his beers,
    If he cries
    Tax his tears.

    Tax his car,
    Tax his gas,
    Find other ways
    To tax his ass.

    Tax all he has

    Then let him know
    That you won't be done
    Till he has no dough.

    When he screams and hollers;
    Then tax him some more,
    Tax him till
    He's good and sore.

    Then tax his coffin,
    Tax his grave,
    Tax the sod in
    Which he's laid...

    Put these words
    Upon his tomb,
    Taxes drove me
    to my doom...'

    When he's gone,
    Do not relax,
    Its time to apply
    The inheritance tax...

    Accounts Receivable Tax
    Building Permit Tax
    CDL license Tax
    Cigarette Tax
    Corporate Income Tax
    Dog License Tax
    Excise Taxes
    Federal Income Tax
    Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
    Fishing License Tax
    Food License Tax
    Fuel Permit Tax
    Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
    Gross Receipts Tax
    Hunting License Tax
    Inheritance Tax
    Inventory Tax
    IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
    Liquor Tax
    Luxury Taxes
    Marriage License Tax
    Medicare Tax
    Personal Property Tax
    Property Tax
    Real Estate Tax
    Service Charge Tax
    Social Security Tax
    Road Usage Tax
    Recreational Vehicle Tax
    Sales Tax
    School Tax
    State Income Tax
    State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
    Telephone Federal Excise Tax
    Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
    Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
    Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
    Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
    Telephone State and Local Tax
    Telephone Usage Charge Tax
    Utility Taxes
    Vehicle License Registration Tax
    Vehicle Sales Tax
    Watercraft Registration Tax
    Well Permit Tax
    Workers Compensation Tax

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