Friday, March 27, 2009

You will not be able to look away from this

Go ahead....Try

This is what he is playing, if you're curious.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

In Case You Were Wondering

2 cents


Nationalized healthcare keeps people well enough to pay taxes. It is not interested in your well being. This is the path that our representatives in power are choosing to take.

Remember, these are also the same people in power that cannot decide whether you are carrying Suave shampoo or C4 through an airport. Nationalized education has also been roundly criticized as a failure in this country as well.

These are not failures along Democrat or Republican partisan lines. It is result of those guiding and controlling the system not having a vested interest in the outcome. In our current state, as imperfect as it may be, the providers of healthcare have a financial interest in your well being (arguably). However, under nationalization, your taxes will be paid regardless of your treatment. There are certainly arguments and instances on both sides that discount this position, but, the farther an organization gets from it's motivating factor, the more likely it is that the patient's needs will not be met.

The mortgage industry parallels this, in my opinion. The farther the investors got from the actual product (Homeowners). The easier it was to lump them together as numbers in an economy, rather than the elements that drive it. The farther the motivation moved away from those making decisions, the easier it was to collapse.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


How you compose your thoughts affects others' expectation of your intelligence.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Just innocent civilians

"Abdullah Ghulam Rasoul spent six years in Guantanamo before convincing a U.S. military review board that he had never been a Taliban commander. In December 2007, the U.S. military released him to Hamid Karzai's government in Afghanistan, who let him go in spring 2008. Now Resoul goes by Mullah Abdullah Zakir, and is the Taliban operations chief in Afghanistan's Helmand province. He's allegedly responsible for a dramatic rise in roadside bombings. Since 2008, 44 British troops have died in such attacks and 18 have died from exchanges of fire, up dramatically from the prior year. The news may complicate Obama's plan to close Guantanamo and convince other countries to take some of its detainees."

Times of London

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

You are also now pregnant with his child.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Apartments that are marginally better than my own.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream–and not make dreams your master,
If you can think–and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ‘em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings–nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And–which is more–you’ll be a Man, my son!

- "If" by Rudyard Kipling

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
- Theodore Roosevelt, from his "Citizen in a Republic speech" (ArtOfManliness)