Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Mitt says

That we should make an issue out of defects. I hope all of you who agree with him realize that, by doing so, you lose your ability to latch onto the jobs issue.

I mean seeing as the government is virtually the only sector losing jobs, you have to be pretty happy with the way your budget busting pursuits are going.

But you also have to answer the question as to how you feel taking away your neighbors job as the secretary at the counties clerks department because they had to cut back.

What are you going to say to the family next to you at church whose dual incomes were barely able to sustain their kids needs with sports and Johnny's autism when they tell you that he lost his job as a janitor and she was being furloughed as a teacher because of budgetary constraints.  They were wondering how to afford their health care prior to having to worry about the uncertainty of work.

And what about that sweet girl who uses the income earned from teaching your sons art classes. That was her third job after the hours she was putting in at her second job at the grocery store. She had gotten a decent job at the police station but because of their problems, she decided to go back to school. Her first semester went well, but a drunk driver with no insurance hit her last month and she has been dealing with rehabilitation. Unfortunately the force just had to go with the high deductible plan and now she is going to have to take some time off from school to pay some health bills.

We need to all realize that while we may feel like we are voting for the lesser of two evils, our choices have real consequences for our neighbors. And change has to start not with our presidential, but on a local level with your local officials, and local representatives. The choice for President should be clear if you are voting for community.

Vote your conscious. Mitt says we should make an issue out of taking jobs away from your neighbors at a time when they need them the most.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

How is it

that people want this Romney fellow to lead the world??

The Boston Globe provides more evidence that Mitt Romney is a…

Tides of change coming with fast growth

Mongolia , sitting on large amounts of gold and other natural resources has drawn a great deal of attention that comes naturally when you are the world's fastest growing economy in the second decade of the new millennium.

What started with Y2K and has recently seen unprecedented amounts of corruption come to the global economies is bringing questions about an uncertain future for the Mongolia people.

This article talks about the changes in Mongolia and what the influx of corrupt bankers means for their country.

After reading this I had to wonder about what the corrupt financial industry and the legions of ancillary corruption they bring with them means. Do the bad people of today enter new "markets" through the financial industry and then work on buying the government? It seems with wikileaks, the good folks at anonymous, and the ability for common folk to reveal patterns we should be able to piece these things together.

Leave your thoughts in the comments.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Amend the Constitution - Overturn Citizens United

Corporations are not people.  They should not be able to use their money to influence politics.  They should not have a bigger voice then the other stakeholders in the country.

Astounding opportunity to Revisit Citizens United

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Writing the Story

As some of you may know, the title of this blog was taken from Daily KOS founder Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, and his book of the same title.  Its given me great motivation to write and become active in the issues that plague society today.

In his book, he talks about writing the story, or retelling the story.  Long before the internet and even paper, news was passed on from person to person and oral traditions were created.  The need for this was obvious, as there was simply no other way.  Out of necessity things change.  Paper and now the next step, the internet is here, and there are essentially new ways to retell the story on the grander scale. 

We are writing history.

There are things ongoing today that weren't possible 200 or even 20 years ago.  The foundations were laid long ago, however, and now the time has come where the human brain and technology are bringing about an unprecedented time in our history.  And the absolute most exciting part of this is that we all get a chance to write the narrative. 

Because of the steps we are taking, each and everything shared on facebook or pinterest we are writing history.  What historians of the future pull from studying what we are doing now is a different story.  But one thing is certain. Before paper and even with the advent of writing, it was possible for a select few to game the system, to utilize the resources available to them for their own means, to serve their own self interest.  However, the paradigm shift that we are currently in the early phases of is making that all but impossible.  Knowledge is abundant.  The opportunity for you to be informed and become, not only part of, but a creator in this story has never been more abundant.  

The gatekeepers are being replaced by the masses.  They are being bypassed and they don't like losing their control.  Technology has allowed us to write our story without the approval of the editors.  What chapter are you writing, and what is it saying about you?  

Be a writer, but also make sure what you are writing is worth reading.  And if you aren't a very good writer, than do something worthy of writing about.