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08 March 2011 @ 09:26 pm
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Let me remind everyone to re-read the rules on my profile before you respond. Even those in my friends list tend to forget. You’ve been warned.
You guys know I don’t often like to talk about politics. Well I don’t like seeing it actually and I’m very good about not reading news articles, and watching the news. I have no need to listen to the lies the liberal media is spewing out and I’m thankful I can think for myself and question things. I don’t just buy into things because they’re in a book or on TV or someone one else posted it. But it’s hard to keep some of this stuff out when you have liberal buddies that post without knowing the whole story. They only see what the media tells them and if they’re NF’s are much more likely to react without thinking. Here’s a post I couldn’t help but read because of the title and that it was on my friend’s page, one of the last places I want to find this nonsense. I’m posting my take (The truth) on this here, because she never asked for anyone’s opinion and I respect others’ journals too much if they haven’t asked. Kinda like the whole critic thing. But since these are articles online and now I have seen this I’m going to rip into it. Also even when people do ask for opinions and then I respond their misinformed idiot friends feel the need to butt into conversations that aren’t theirs. Proving that they didn’t learn to read very well in those federally funded public schools they always put up on pedestals. So let’s have at this.

What The Republicans Are Getting Up To...!

Top 10 Worst Things about the Republicans' Immoral Budget

This week, Congress could cut a deal on the budget. And if Republicans
get their way, billions will be cut from vital programs that millions of
Americans count on--while tax cuts for the richest are protected.
But most people don't have any idea what's at stake--and how devastating
these cuts would be to their communities--even though the cuts could take
effect within weeks. So we're launching an emergency campaign to spread
the word. Republicans want to gut programs with enormous public support,
and hope no one notices. So it's up to all of us to spark a public outcry
before it's too late.

The devastating impact these cuts will have on our country--and on your
community--is unprecedented. Check out the list below. If we can get it
out to a million people, we can start to sound the alarm and stop the GOP.
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Top 10 Worst Things about the Republicans' Immoral Budget
The Republican budget would:
1. Destroy 700,000 jobs, according to an independent economic analysis.
2. Zero out federal funding for National Public Radio and public television.
3. Cut $1.3 billion from community health centers--which will deprive
more than 3 million low-income people of health care over the next few
months.
4. Cut nearly a billion dollars in food and health care assistance to
pregnant women, new moms, and children.
5. Kick more than 200,000 children out of pre-school by cutting funds
for Head Start.
6. Force states to fire 65,000 teachers and aides, dramatically
increasing class sizes, thanks to education cuts.
7. Cut some or all financial aid for 9.4 million low- and middle-income
college students.
8. Slash $1.6 billion from the National Institutes of Health, a cut that
experts say would "send shockwaves" through cancer research, likely
result in cuts to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's research, and cause job losses.
9. End the only federal family planning program, including cutting all
federal funding that goes to Planned Parenthood to support cancer
screenings and other women's health care.
10. Send 10,000 low-income veterans into homelessness by cutting in half
the number of veterans who get housing vouchers this year.
We've got to get the word out about this awful budget--right away.
Please, share this with your friends on Facebook and Twitter, or by forwarding this email, today.

Sources:
1. "GOP spending plan would cost 700,000 jobs, new report says," The
Washington Post, February 28, 2011


2. "GOP budget would cut funding for public broadcasting," The
Washington Independent, February 14, 2011


3. "NACHC Statement in Response to the Budget from the House
Appropriations Committee," National Association of Community Health
Centers website, accessed March 4, 2011


4."Bye Bye, Big Bird. Hello, E. Coli.," The New Republic, February 12, 2011

House Republican Spending Cuts Target Programs For Children And Pregnant Women


5. "Obama and the GOP's Spending Cuts: Where's the Outrage?" Mother
Jones, February 18, 2011


6. Ibid.

7. "Deficit Reduction on the Backs of the Most Vulnerable," Center for American Progress, March 2011


8. "The GOP Budget and Cancer--Why New Research Is at Risk," Politics Daily, February 27, 2011

"Republican Budget Cuts at Heart of Medical Research: Albert Hunt,"
Bloomberg, February 20, 2011

"Durbin: Cuts to NIH put research jobs at risk," Business Week, February 28, 2011


9. "GOP Spending Plan: X-ing Out Title X Family Planning Funds," Wall Street Journal, February 9, 2011


10. "House GOP Spending Cuts Would Prevent 10,000 Low-Income Veterans From Receiving Housing Assistance," Think Progress, March 1, 2011



This whole article can be debunked with just one answer. THERE IS NO MONEY to fix any of this with. I will break this down point by point but right now let’s look at the big picture which is something idealistic ignorant liberals have a hard time doing since they can’t see past their own noses. The reason all these organizations federal or otherwise are struggling is because there is no money. Obama’s answer to the no money problem is to print more worthless paper notes that don’t help the situation. They make it worse. They send out these worthless dollars so the economy is going deeper and deeper into the crap hole. Look who’s putting out these articles. Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Leftist agenda website moveon dot org. These all had links I removed because it was all on one page that they had taken from these other media sites. Basically the site they were on can’t even do its own journalistic research but just copy the fat cats instead and this is what the uninformed public buys into. Have these people bothered to see what the Republicans are really doing? No of course not. NBC, MSNBC and Washington Post said this that’s all I need to know since they’re big news agencies right? Wrong. Open your eyes and look at both sides and if you have any common sense you’ll see the truth. Now I’m not saying Republicans are always right. No they’re politicians and they’ll screw you too though you’re likely to get less screwed by them. They’ve done stupid and bad things too, but it’s all about staying in power for both sides and rarely about doing the right thing. So the search is for the truth.

But the leftist media does not want you to know the truth. They do not want you to know what is really happening in the world. The last thing they want is for you to open your eyes and rely on yourself. The media takes hold of idealistic minds not through their hopes and positive dreams but through fear. Fear is the number one tool of the media. Don’t tell them the truth. Just spew out all this sensationalism and keep them in a panic. Prey on their feelings of injustice and make them out to be the victims. Victims are helpless and need help so the media which is propaganda machine for the socialist government, the “Big Government” keeps the public in fear and all they can do is say, “Oh no, what do we do what do we do?” Read this in a booming Superman/hero voice.
“Oh fret not, let the government and us think for you. The world is a scary evil place so let us take care of you since you can’t take care of yourself. Isn’t it nice to not think, and just relax and not worry about what’s going on in the world when we can solve all your problems.”

But that’s the trick. Yes doesn’t that sound wonderful? But that’s not reality. It’s slavery. You have now ceased to be an individual. You aren’t working or thinking for yourself anymore. You buy into whatever they tell you without question to the point you willing give your hard earned money to these people. You’re like a teletubby. Teletubby? What does that have to do with the government? Nothing directly but it’s a correlation. Side note now.

Some of you may know that back in the 90s the barney the dinosore (that’s not a typo) came out. I hated it the moment I saw it. I was in my teens. I didn’t know why I hated it but I hated it. My intuition was on total rampage over that show. Then teletubbies came out and it was the same thing. Well a buddy of mine on youtube explained it beautifully. It’s called brainwashing. To use a “politically correct” term that the leftists love. “Conditioning.” You are conditioned from an early age to think that we are all the same, there are no individuals and you have to look up to the master/overlord/dictator/government/Obama. They will tell you what you need to do, but don’t think for yourself and don’t be an individual. For adults this is replaced with the liberal media. Watch this video. It’s great and explains this so well and is so funny. But it’s true.



So think for yourself. The truth will always stand no matter what. So why not have a look at the other side. You’ve read the Washintgon Post. You’ve read the herald. Now why don’t you have a listen to AM radio and listen to Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck and the others. Or are you one of those that’s afraid of the truth? Well here’s a news flash, Life isn’t fair.

All this we are one, we are the same crap is a form of abuse. Let me get off track a little and talk about another post that was on this journal a few days ago that I found completely off the wall. It was one of those LJ question things that asked if physical education should be cut from school. The answer on this journal was no. Now that’s fine if you like sports. Lots of people do. But a good number don’t as well. But they then went on to make the over reactionary statement something like this. “depriving children of physical activity is a form of child abuse.” Here we go again making victims where there are none. CHILD ABOUSE? Let me remind you again that not everyone is equal despite what the government tells you or tries to brainwash you into thinking. If you read my journal you should by now know there are extroverts and introverts. If you don’t then you must be spaced out and shouldn’t even be here claiming you read this. Get off my ship. Let me throw it back at you. Forcing kids that don’t want to do sports (most of the introverts and for that matter possibly some rare extroverts) is a form of abuse. Is that too extreme, yes but so was the other statement. Not all kids need to be outside all the time running around. I hated PE. You know one of the grades I’m most proud of? It’s not those A’s in math. It’s the F I got in 7th grade PE. I brag about that because I skipped that class and knew it wouldn’t be detrimental to my college life. And it wasn’t. What did they look at? They looked at my math, science and English scores not my PE scores. The standardized test (oh gosh that’s a rant for another time) to get into college are not in the least based on your Phys Ed scores. I think Phys Ed should be optional, but not mandatory. Simple as that really. Going from one side to the other and yelling “abuse” is just dumb.

So what was the point of that? A great example of having something forced upon you. Having fairness forced upon you and that IS abuse. That IS slavery. No thinking. No individuality. You’re just another numbered worker in the ant colony, community and the queen calls the shots no questions asked. Oneness forced on you through fear. But you know what? I’m not afraid. I’ve never been afraid and I refuse to give into fear because I am different in so many wonderful ways. That’s the truth. Why am I always so chipper even when I have problems that would crush an elephant? Because I am free, I have the truth to back me up and I’m an individual that thinks. I know life isn’t fair and I accept that. Deal with it libs. It makes everything much easier. Don’t just deal with it, face it, and help yourself. “Oh but I’m poor, handicap, jobless, blah blah blah, wah wah wah wah.” The only one that can fix that is you. I could claim to be handicap and get on welfare but I won’t and I don’t because I’m better than that and will pull myself through. No one will help you and no one will make me a slave. Welfare doesn’t get you out of the hole it keeps you there. It only gives you enough to just survive but you can’t make money to get ahead. I’ve seen people with real handicaps that still work hard and make a living for themselves. No excuses. If you’re poor and jobless then get a job. Can’t get a job? Start a job. That’s the beauty about America. “But the economy” Fuck the economy. If a guy can get rich by selling lake ice before refrigerators were invented my gosh just think of the possibilities. Opportunity is there you just have to seize it.

Chris and I refuse to participate in Obama’s recession. We go out to eat once a week. Our waiter who knows us was surprised to see us so often. It’s called managing your money and making the right choices and not living in fear. Let’s look at some of these stupid points finally.

The title of this article should read The 10 things that Republicans need to fix of the Democrat’s immoral entitlement programs that led to our financial destruction.

1. Is that all? Obama’s policies have let to the loss of millions of jobs. It’s too bad these people are losing their jobs but they can get or make new ones. However under Obama’s policies there are no new jobs being created except government jobs. And they are paid by our tax dollars.

2. The NPR is one of the big names spewing out the fear. Please cut it. Let people think for themselves.

3. “Community health care” which means crap service anyway. You get what you pay for or don’t pay for. The lovely thing about the health system here if the government doesn’t screw it up is the ability to work with you doctor and pay in payments if you can’t afford it. My back doctor is great about this. Here’s that whole problem with that equality crap again. If the government gets a hold of the doctors and pays them all a flat rate do you think it will be worth it to them to have gone all those years to med school to be given squat? And those that do stay why should they care if they do an excellent job with full effort when they can get paid just as much for a half assed job, oops sorry I cut off the wrong leg, oh well, where’s my federal check? Just look at England and other countries with socialized medicine. They don’t give a damn about the patients. And only for a few months? Meaning it will get better after those “few months” To use a medical terminology. You have to cut to cure.

4. This is basically the same thing as point three. How can people not see how redundant this is? Ok so food. It’s also the leftist agenda pushing the whole self sufficient grow your own vegetables and go vegiterian nonsense. “But Des, don’t you grow veggies too?” Yes, but not to be “Self sufficient” in the sense that these people want to destroy the agricultural business. How would this be taking food from women and mothers? And why are they only targeting women? Seems rather odd? Why not men too, or animals? Is there some place you register and now the government will say, oh we have to cut back your food. That’s really ridiculous. Take advice from your own side, after you get a job, so you can afford to buy dirt and seeds for your veggie garden. There are much better ways to be “self sufficient” than that but no one is losing food. Again victims where there are none.

5. Since when do you need a head start program to go to a free school? See point 6.

6. The education system is a joke and we wouldn’t be losing much. Back in the 90’s when I worked in the museum I was amazed how many kids were brought in on field trips that were being home schooled. The reason is the public school system is terrible and only getting worse. American kids are nowhere near the level of awareness that children are in other countries. Get the bad teachers out of there, reform the whole thing, raise the bar and fill it with quality and discipline. Or take them to a good private school. Not all private schools are religious. I went to a great one that got me very hooked on the sciences from 1st through 3rd grade. Some of the best years of my elementary life.

7. Some or all? Well which is it? People believe this garbage when they can’t even make their “facts” sound realistic? This is the same as the women health thing. Do they go around making you declare somewhere you’re a student with a job so they can take their cut out of your income? I don’t think so. I worked at the museum while I was in college and my work life and my college life didn’t intermingle. My mother paid the Florida Pre-Paid program. Basically it’s a savings account. Wonderful system. You can use something like that or just put away a little at a time if you plan to have kids if the kids even plan to go to college. So I only had to pay a small percent of the actual tuition. Saving money, gosh what a radical notion. This is another ploy just to tug at the strings of the bleeding hearts. Let’s be careful and not rip those hearts open because the federal medical system won’t be able to fix them. They’ll just give you the pain pill.

8. “Shock waves” Oh no! Hehe, there’s that fear the media plays off of. Lump this under number 3 or 4? Whichever one was the health one. Now they’re just targeting a certain type of health and still being redundant to look like they’re actually presenting something. Oh please. As a scientist I know how research works. The majority of that grant money is given out to pointless “work” that’s already been done. You would be amazed at the “New discoveries” I see on science news which is the only news I do read and have been thinking of dropping. And these “exprets” are probably the ones receiving the funds. “Likely”? So they don’t even know if it would result in cuts but gosh what a great way to scare you into thinking that “Likely” means “Is”.

9. Family planning means abortions. So taxpayers are paying for babies to be killed even if they don’t believe in it. Talk about imposing.

10. My father in law is a veteran and he’s not homeless nor is he on welfare. He’s above retirement age and still works hard for a living and loves it. If they went homeless it’s likely their own fault and the government sure isn’t going to help them. Especially not the current establishment that wants to destroy our mighty fighting force.
I don’t get why leftists are so afraid of tax cuts. Talk about retarded. They complain about not having money and not being fair but he government is taking a huge percentage out of their income and they want MORE taxes? Tax cuts are good! You get to only keep 80 cents of each dollar you make. It will be less than that soon if they have their way. Right now it’s 80 cents of your worthless dollar. With a tax cut you get to keep MORE of your hard earned worthless dollar. Why is that bad. “Oh it helps the rich.” Yeah, and it helps you too. Are you some kind of moron that you can’t see that? It helps the rich, it helps everyone that is working and makes money. See if you make victims you have to have a villain so the media points to the rich man and says, “It’s his fault you have nothing.” Not it’s your own fault you have nothing. Quit whinning and take responsibility for yourself and stop blaming others. Donald Trump didn’t walk into your boss’s office and tell him to pay you less and pay him more. Sorry that’s not how business works. Donald Trump doesn’t even know you exist nor does he care. If you were wise you’d make friends with Donald Trump without kissing his ass. Then may-be he’d help you. Yes, you want to be friends with the rich because then they might give you advice about how they got to where they are and YOU can try to get there. The rich don’t steal from the poor. The poor rob themselves.

Remember Robin Hood? If you really know that story you know that the whole “Rob from the rich to give to the poor” is not the way it’s portrayed in the media. What was really going on in that story? Who was the “rich”? The king, the government. The Sheriff how now a days would be the IRS. The people were working hard but they were being over taxed. That’s who was robbing them. Robin hood was lowering the taxes.

Wow it’s funny but I thought I was going to have to deal with 10 points. The list was MUCH shorter.

You want to be real self sufficient? Buy gold and silver, a little at a time if you can’t afford it. Grow veggies because you like them but not because you want to be self sufficient. This whole recession will eventually blow over. Again you need to see the big picture. Saving precious metals is the only way to save your hard earned money because no matter what the paper dollar does or inflation (which is a form of taxation) does your income will be preserved. Watch this other great video. It’s long and a bit redundant at times since he’s trying to get people to join on the band wagon but the point about not living in fear, seeing the big picture and preserving your income and not participating in this recession is what it’s all about. I dare you to watch these.



Just to note: When George Bush was president the unemployment rate hovered around 4.5%. Since Obama’s been in power unemployment hovers around 10%. And you call the Republican’s budget horrible?

That was fun. If you agree with me chime in.
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draconisthanos: Are you kidding me?draconisthanos on March 9th, 2011 03:28 am (UTC)
Wow! I am so glad I married you. A woman who understands reality. Everything you said was "cold water in the face" reality.

Republicans are just trying to undo the econimical damage that out of control Democrat entitlements (which should have NEVER been promised in the 1st place) have wrought upon us all. Congrats to the Republicans for doing the difficult and unpopular things to get us back on fiscal track so China no longer owns our souls.

Edited at 2011-03-09 03:29 am (UTC)
Des: 4th of Julythagirion on March 9th, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
Same here. I'm glad we agree on everything. It's great to rip on stuff like this together.

Ugh, yeah our debt is bad.
Tillyxyndarella on March 9th, 2011 06:37 am (UTC)
That was a very interesting read and a lot of what you said makes total sense in comparison to that article. American politics is very diffirent to Australian politics or maybe it is all the same with different terms for things. I'm not a fan of politics either.

I'm glad you posted this.
Des: Patrioticthagirion on March 9th, 2011 12:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you. It's just common sense really. There's only one right path and lots of wrong paths. Politics all over the world are the same really and have been throughout history. It's just the terms are different like you said and the details of the structure of how it's run. But really all systems of power: governments, business, drug deals (legal and illigal), millitary and economic are all structured the same. I see the exact same thing happening when you talked about the government taking over your phone company that used to be private. Now it just sucks. No shock there. Big government is bad. Let the people govern themselves and keep the government small.
When I start seeing things on other friend's posts like this and what they post is so off the wall after a while I can't ignore it and will talk about it here.
longbow986 on March 9th, 2011 10:09 am (UTC)
-starts a slow clap- what an excellent read Des. Some of this stuff really is getting hard to deal with. But im not letting it sour my happiness at all. I still go out and have fun with my friends, and manage my money. thats why ive got close to a grand saved up for a rainy day in my bank. in case S*** hits the fan. We're all free and able to do what we want to do. AMEN to that!
Des: Thank Youthagirion on March 9th, 2011 12:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Yes, it does get very frustrating but that's the thing. Happiness is a choice. It's always a choice and you can chose to be happy or to be miserable. I'm glad you're chosing this to be happy. Good that you're saving up as well. Managing your money is so important in all the ages.
kabuldurkabuldur on March 9th, 2011 12:13 pm (UTC)
I'm not into politics either, but will say GOOD ON YOU for being an independent thinker. I think all people should be. I consider myself to be one. I have trouble informing myself because all the stuff I read in the media only tells part of the story - left or right. I keep my ears and eyes open though, and work out what I can for myself. I don't just believe stuff.

I also agree with the fear bit. Of course if people buy into the fear and reduce their spending, that will hit the economy and decrease the number of jobs. Fear leads to other problems, as well, such as loss of freedom.

I also agree with you about sports and PE (as you probably know). They should not be forced. Not everybody is good at, is interested in or likes sports. I personally like to be active but not necessarily in competitive sports.

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Des: Cope Thumbs Upthagirion on March 9th, 2011 12:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Yes, both sides do wrong things and you have to be on the look out for that. Like I said to someone else above there's only one correct choice. I'm glad you keep your ears open. The truth is out there. It's just hard to dig it up at times.

Yeah, fear is bad and the media loves to spread fear through sensationalism. It's so rare that they ever play positive stories or articles where people succeeded, not just played the hero, but made a successful business or got ahead in school or are above average.

Yeah the sports thing really should be optional the way music class is. Neither are for everybody. And it may not be something that they are not into until later on. Preferences change.
Cheezey: Liquid(ator) Assetscheezey on March 9th, 2011 01:28 pm (UTC)
Nice rant! Sadly, personal responsibility is an unpopular political viewpoint these days.

Also, I wish people would understand that if the "rich" keep being penalized for being successful, it hurts the economy. They'll shelter their money in whatever ways they can out of the country. Not to mention that people's IRAs and 401ks and such are all tied into the stock market. Over-taxing the rich hurts that, and thus affects everyone with those investments.
Des: Thanatos Agreesthagirion on March 9th, 2011 01:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Making money is good and the more you can make the better. What you do with that money is another story and where problems can arise. I respect anyone that can make bucket loads of money. They've figured it out and are doing something right.
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Des: Pirate Parrotthagirion on March 9th, 2011 06:50 pm (UTC)
Having good teachers doesn't help if they're forced to teach a bad curiculum. Getting good teachers in is definitely one part of the equation, but they have to get a good program as well and set a high standard. For example most kids don't know their countries and capitals say around 5th grade while a child from German or even Central America knows this like the alphabet. Seen it first hand. That's plain sad.

The taxes are too high though. If this does get passed and they get lowered it will be a good thing and your friend can finally stop complaining. If she's just lazy and spoiled then that's another issue. If her job sucks so bad she needs to quit and get a new one. Simple as that.

Thanks. I only get like this once in a while. It usually has to build before I go off. I think I'm good for the next few months.

That's ok. If you'd never said that I never would have known there was another post.
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Des: Patrioticthagirion on March 9th, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you're jealous. Regardless of that her taxes and everyone else's are still too high. New car and a trip? Good for her. I'm spoiled too. I come from the same background as her. I and her have a right to compalin about taxes regardless of how little or how much we make. It's part of our wonderful freedom of speech. I come from a family of all doctors and lawyers. I got an awesome 15th birthday gift of a 17 day trip to Europe instead of a crappy birthday party most kids get. That rocks. I bought my first $1000 bird when I was 16. I'm damned proud of that and that one I did by saving on my own. My brand new camaro was my graduation gift. While others had to buy crappy used cars for only $1000 I spent that money on my first big bird. Whey they asked why I "wasted" my money I told them I had not wasted it. I earned for 5 years and why would "I" waste my money on a cheap used car that will break down when my mother can just buy me a brand new one. Heck yeah. My mother worked hard, became a doctor and spent hours working so she could raise me to be happy. Her and my father came from Central America, leanred English, got careers (not jobs) and took advantage of the great American system. Your friend's parents are no different in that they want the best for their child and you shouldn't be jealous because they were successful. If complaining about taxes is all she does then let her. If she really doesn't like her job well I covered that already. I don't know how wealthy they are or how you're defining wealthy but if they make enough to set her up with an inheritence then good for them and good for her.

Now if she blows that and mismanages her money then she's stupid and deserves to lose it. But if she is as savey as her folks and invests it and makes profit then that's great. And she's worthy of keeping it. That's ambition and being opportunistic. Opportunities are there you just have to go out and find them or make them happen. Of course with the current establishment doing so is much harder but still doable. You're adding more hours which is good. So be aggressive and find ways to move up in the company and if that's not possible then look for opportunities elsewhere. And you have a right to complain about taxes too. Sounds like you could really use a tax break. Getting to keep more of that dollar would be a good thing for everyone. Yeah, paying taxes sucks. I'll be glad to complain all the way to the bank.
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Desthagirion on March 10th, 2011 03:31 am (UTC)
I also have to agree with this quote: “Oh but I’m poor, handicap, jobless, blah blah blah, wah wah wah wah. The only one that can fix that is you."

But now you're the one singing this song. I'm not saying you don't have problems, but you're still jealous when you shouldn't be. And you're contradicting yourself. Rich people have the same problems we do, they just have them in bigger numbers. Now I don't know this girl's personal life or anything or if she's dealt with deaths but I have. I come from this same background mind you. I've moved just as many times as you with and without my mother. But you know, I'm not going to have a who had it worse fight with you because that's a fight I'll gladly let you win, though I can likely match you on most if not all points. Instead of complaining "poor me, she has and I don't" do something about it so you'll have too. Thing is everyone has problems and the rich pay more taxes than we do because they make more money. Hence those bigger figures I was just talking about.

My mother's job also paid for our trips and I loved that she could always get me out of school and work. It was great. I never had to fear about getting in trouble. Two weeks for Christmas every year, many trips to Orlando and a few to other parts of the U.S. I'd say get friendly with her folks and ask them for advice about how to move up in the world. Whatever companies they are with that's what you should strive for or something similar. Don't be envious, learn from them. You're sick of what you have but you won't go for that extra dollar which would go a long way especially if you get a tax break. Will make taking care of your mom a lot easier. You complain about your situation but you don't take the next move. You don't know what other doors might open once you do. You watch your peers that have been there less time move up while you don't. Again, you're the one that needs to change that. Being the face of Disney will get you nowhere. I know because I was the face of MOSI and when I realized there was no way up I quit for good. It was fun, but it was a dead end. If you can't move up then find a better company.

Her supervisors haven't given her a promotion because they feel she isn't ready for it. She disagrees, and rightly so, because they already give her those tasks.

Then her supervisors are idiots. I can relate to this because as much time as I lost from school I still graduated with honors because I always made up the work. Same with work and I did the work of all the slackers. Sounds pretty grown up to me if you are good enough to take that time and still get all the duties fullfilled. She should find another job where she will get promoted if she's got all this extra responsibility anyway.

It's difficult for me to relate to her.

Then don't. Just be glad for her. If you can't relate then how can you even say she's wrong? Worry about yourself not her.

I know she needs to unwind and complain. We're only human.

You both have a right to complain, but you also both need to do something about it if you're genuinely unhappy.

Getting off topic, point is less taxes will help you with your family a lot. This is a good thing.
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Desthagirion on March 11th, 2011 12:24 pm (UTC)
You can call me jealous of my friend, you can give her kudos

I did.

but don't imply that I am lazy and being inactive in my life.

You should know by now I don't imply things. If I thought you were lazy I would have told you so just like I told you you're being jealous. Don't put words in my mouth implied or otherwise. Don't forget I read your journal and I see what you do. But you're missing the point still. I was pointing out your big contradiction that you said you agreed with my statement about people compalining, but then went ahead and did it further down the line. You don't like that but you certainly came off that way even if you didn't not intend to. You've also taken this discussion majorly off topic which I don't much care for.

As for switching jobs, you don't switch to a lower paying job. You bring in you credentials, say "this is why I'm good" and ask for more. They don't give it then you don't take it. It's about opportunity. So you're doing all these things? Then good. If you think they'll help you then go for it. But my point still stands and you still contradicted yourself. It's 7am on a Friday, you have more hours (or will) now. Shouldn't you be at work instead of arguing about this with me? I am glad to hear things are going better for you though. But I'm done with this conversation. No more.

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actipton80actipton80 on March 9th, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC)
I can think of plenty agencies I would cut. The Federal Dept. of Education for one. Our schools really started sucking when the fed got their hands on education. NPR, even though the classical radio station I listen to does NPR on the hour, I would still get rid of NPR. Lots of those stations have pledge drives, and there are people who will donate to them to keep them up. Same with PBS. I would definitely cut funding to Planned Parenthood. Pregnancy resource centers do a lot of the same things as PP, except they are pro-life so no abortions. They also run totally on volunteers and donations, and the services are free. I also know this is really nasty, but I would cut foreign aid and any money that the UN gets. If the country that gets the aid is a place where they don't like us, they don't deserve it anyway. Also, you must be a drug-free sober US citizen to get any public assistance, and you must volunteer like I do. And one more thing, WE HAVE OIL IN THE US, WE NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT. Also, make term limits for Congress, and don't give pensions to politicians. Serve your two terms and come home. Then get a real job.

Last thing: PE sucked and I hated it. Recess was better because you could do what you wanted and not have to play dumb sports with kids who made fun of you if you sucked. You could still be physically active at recess, and you wouldn't have to worry about your grade.
Des: Thanatos Agreesthagirion on March 9th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
When did the feds get their grubby paws on the education system? When I was in school in the 80's and 90's the few public schools I went to were really good. I actually hated the private schools, but those were the religious ones. The non religous private school from 1-3rd grade and the public schools I went to were wonderful education wise, and socially as well. I harbor great resentment for the others though. Luckily I got half my wish one was bull dozed down. Hurray! Every kid dreams of that. Few have it happen. But now I'm off topic. Point was it just seemed like things were good up until the early 90's.

NPR can be cut, but I like PBS. I love the documentaries, but I do hate the stupid fund raisers they do. I was trying to record stuff back during the VCR days and I hated that their commercials during that were longer than the pause on the VCR. IF the VCR stopped it rewound slightly so you'd lose your footage for a few seconds if you started to record again. So aggravating. It should be privatized.

That Pregnancy Resource things does sounds much better. See I'd never heard of it. Media cover up. The word about those needs to be spread.

I also know this is really nasty, but

No it isn't. Don't doubt yourself or where you stand. We can't help others if we can't help ourselves first. It's just like you can't love others if you don't love yourself first. Those aid things are just more ways to get money out of the bleeding hearts. How much of that actually goes to aid. I got a thing in the mail once about give a goat to a poor kid in Africa but they don't show you what kid or what goat and you don't get picture. Yeah, right. I'm not gullible like so many of those others. You get nothing from me. And Hell yeah if it's an enemy they shouldn't get anything from us. That's just stupid why would you help your enemy. These are the insane people we need to get out of power.

I've said that many times. We need to tap Texas and Alaska. No need to rely on foreign oil that's owned by our enemies. They talk about self reliance? Well there it is. Of course safety features will be put in place to prevent accident. But accidents happen no matter what. That's life. Everyone's complaining about high gas? Let's fix it now by pumping what's ours.

I forgot all about recess. That was a wonderful thing. I loved recess. They should keep it up through 12 grade and also make it optional. You can go to recess or study hall, whenever you want. If you want to go out and play one day fine. If you need to do homework the other, that's fine.
actipton80actipton80 on March 9th, 2011 08:55 pm (UTC)
There is a Secretary of Education in the Cabinet now. It's been there since the 60's or 70's, I can't exactly remember. I'm a product of Public Education, but I happened to live in an area with good schools, plus it didn't suck as badly in the 80's and 90's. There is also NCLB which is a crock.

I do love PBS and hate pledge week, but a lot of the shows on there have sponsors. I watch Nature and Nova all the time.

The pregnancy resource centers are Christian, so anything good they do gets ignored by the media.

The bit about nasty was a jab at the bleeding hearts. I don't care if some people think it's nasty, and I'm a sarcastic smart mouth when it comes to politics. My family gives tons to mission organizations in other countries, but we chose to give it, know what organization it is, and know where it is going. If you know where to look, you can find organizations that help whichever poor people you want to help. All of ours have sent pictures or letters from the people we sponsor. The government doesn't need to do that. The private organizations do a better job.

I'd cut AIDS research funding too. Now that they have screening at blood banks so people who need transfusions don't get it accidentally, it's preventable. Yet they get more than a lot of the cancer research and other diseases that as of now are not as easily prevented. I know why too, and you could easily figure it out if you know which group of people has both lots of money and lots of AIDS cases.

Now I'm going to be all F'y and say to cut any funding to Autism Speaks because, like a lot of Auties who it doesn't speak for or listen to, I hate that organization. Hate it! HATE IT!!

There is also oil off the coasts, in the Rockies, and there is natural gas in New York, and no letting foreign companies drill it.

Of course with recess, they need to get back the good playgrounds that had teeter totters, merry go rounds, tall slides that are made out of metal (not plastic), monkey bars, and swings that actually go high and don't have those dumb harnesses. Also a big field, so those kids who want to play pickup games of kickball or other sports can. I got cheated out of a year of recess because 6th grade was middle school for me. Only 7th and 8th should be middle school.
Des: Thagirion Moltenthagirion on March 9th, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC)
You and I were lucky to have had good school experiences. I'm a proud graduate of a public school though it saddens me that my school is no longer number one in the city like it used to be and has really gone down hill.

I'm really not interested in helping the poor. Others do that. If I had money to give I'd firstly help out friends and people in my inner circle that I know. Then I'd probably give to organizations that I think produce worthy science like Monteray Bay Aquarium or Mote Marine Lab. Places like that.

I had all that stuff on my playgrounds. I loved it.

Again totally agree with you.
actipton80actipton80 on March 9th, 2011 10:41 pm (UTC)
My favorite school I went to was this little rural school in southern Indiana. We had an awesome playground at least on the 1st-3rd grade side. It was totally gone when I went back and visited that school before moving to NC though. I hated middle school though. If I wasn't being bullied, I was sitting in class bored because I was uninterested in some classes and the ones I did have interest in (science) were too easy.

It's your money. I don't care where people send their own money. I just don't think the government needs to use taxpayer money to fund things that private charities or other non-profits (like the science organizations) are better at doing. They certainly shouldn't fund for-profits like Planned Parenthood, the banks, GM or any other businesses.

I saw a Nature episode about Monterrey Bay Aquarium. I want to go to it sometime.
Desthagirion on March 9th, 2011 10:49 pm (UTC)
Gosh sounds like we had very similar school experiences. Were your bullies all girls? Mine were and that's part of the reason I don't like other girls. I relate better to males and unless another girl is a nerd I won't get along with her.

I wasn't accusing you personally. I was just saying where I'm not and where I am interested in sending my money. As long as you're helping something it's good. Yes, again it boils down to too much government interference.

I became interested in it because one of my professors was a researcher down here at Mote in Sarasota. They had guest speakers from other labs come and one was a researcher from Monterey Bay. I was very impressed with her research and had so much fun talking to her and the other scientists from all over the country. I learned which places I would like to help out this way.
actipton80actipton80 on March 9th, 2011 11:33 pm (UTC)
I was bullied by everybody, boys, girls, smart people, dumb people, even a teacher. My science teacher in 7th grade of all people, yet I still got better grades than anyone else in her class. I tell people about the one incident that I remember, and they are just shocked. And the bus driver thought I was a brat and hated me. I put up with that bitch from 6th grade all the way to 11th, and no one would do anything about her no matter how many kids' parents complained to the head bus guy about her. The few people who stuck up for me were girls though, and the ones who kept up the bullying longest were boys.

That's fine. I do hate it when the libs say "think of the children," when my family and I already do. We just don't go through the government because they screw things up. A lot of those politicians have gobs of money and don't use it to help anything, yet they accuse normal people of being stingy because we don't want to pay more taxes than we already do.

The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Riktus Tronsilvolf on March 9th, 2011 11:24 pm (UTC)
You raised some interesting points there, it was a good read and makes a lot of sense!
Also, you can blame the British for the Teletubbies -_-
Des: Owen Painedthagirion on March 9th, 2011 11:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'm glad you agree.
They are British? Huh, I guess they had to make a response to our horrible barney. :P
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Do Not Wantsilvolf on March 9th, 2011 11:35 pm (UTC)
It's like war of the terrible preschool programmes lol! We made Bob the Builder too.