Archive for February, 2007
A few years ago, I saw this sticker on the back of a trailer truck, on its way up from California heading north to who knows where.
Crackity crackity CRACK!
Could the stock market hit be the last straw? The camel’s back? More like a two-by-four than a straw, really. But hey, Condi just invited Iran and Syria to talks. What’s it gonna be? “PSYCHE! Ha ha ha ha ha!” I wish I had access to the playbook, man.
But we all know how the game generally goes now, don’t we? It’s a really weird time right now. Knowing this is the look back at the peak, I mean. If you think about it, since the US peaked in oil production in 1970 / 1971, we couldn’t sell oil anymore, and we became an oil importer.
Now the whole world is peaking, and we can look back in the rear view mirror at September 11th and other events to realize that in the scheme of things, the earth is beginning its die off. Scientifically speaking, it’s fascinating to witness. Because as humans, we have the potential to overcome the complexities of life and figure out how to save ourselves.
But there are those with power and money that are the greedy ones, and I don’t think they like the idea of sharing. They are the most hungry human yeast, and there either is or isn’t a grand plan for depopulation of the earth. The point is, when society gets crazy enough because people are starving, it will be safe for no one. In America though, we do have a sense of what independence means, and all the advertising gimmicks in the world, along with all the imbicile talking heads at corporate controlled media outlets cannot hide reality any longer.
Crackity crackity CRACK!
Greenspan’s words yesterday are an amazing trigger. He aimed his verbal crosshairs and took a shot, only it sailed through Wall Street’s chest and hit China in the head. It’s going to be a calculated ride from here on out kids.
It might be time to join your local Neighborhood Emergency Team. If you don’t have one to join, maybe it’s time you start one so we can hang onto the colors in our flag, eh? A lot of people have died for the symbolism behind it, and not in vain so that greedy power players can own the world.
The American flag stands for INDEPENDENCE. Not Republicans, not Democrats, but INDEPENDENCE. You don’t need the bullshit two party system to tell you that you are free – the US Constitution still stands and if they tell you it doesn’t apply anymore… that, my friends, is tyranny. At that point we are required by our Forefathers to abolish such a government.
Interesting times indeed. The system must change right now, or it will continue to implode upon itself. If too many of us are hurting, it will get violent, and we are better than that. We the PEOPLE own this country, not corporations.
Assuming we still have a right to Free Speech here in America, we must all do our best to help people maintain their humanity during such turbulence. After all, isn’t that what the flag is supposed to stand for?
This made me cry laughing. I love fun drunks – turn up your speakers.
It might feel a little less soft than normal poofy-wipes, but the moment it soaks up last night’s “I don’t know the source of this food” dinner, you should feel proud.
Proud that you took the bold step to recognize that you have the power to change the world for the better. You know that because you are a stockholder, right? And unless you own stock in socially responsible companies that say, foster research for sequestering carbon from the atmosphere, you are probably in some way profiting from companies that don’t give a rat’s ass about preserving the earth or future generations.
That’s because corporate decision makers are directly required by law to do everything that is legal to obtain and increase profit. Of course, if it’s illegal, they just have it made legal, but I’m not bitching about that today. This fiduciary responsibility of putting dollars into shareholder pockets is defined by law. So it’s their job to make you money, even if it requires dumping toxic waste into drinking water systems, or launching a massive military strike against innocent people of another country.
They are required to do it to make profits, and profits are made from war.
Now, I *HAVE* to assume you have some wits about you. Can anyone truly argue against the idea that at this point in human history, the only way arms control will succeed is if the high tech industry makes more profit from arms control than it can make from weapons-related research and production?
Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
Fuck me man. I thought humans were smarter than yeast.
We cannot afford a war with Iran. No one can afford a war with Iran. This is intolerable. Shame on money! Shame on money and racism and war and the inability to share our planet with one another in a loving, peaceful manner.
Shame on us humans, all of us. NO WAR WITH IRAN!!!
Shame on you, Mr. Cheney. Apparently, the American position has moved from “We are not planning a war with Iran” to “All options are on the table.” Iran has pleaded again for peace, for negotiations for avoiding war. Peace is still possible, NO WAR WITH IRAN!
It’s not too late to stop the bombing path. And if global powers are truly trying to take down the United States, then we have to be prepared for a new way of living and dying, RIGHT NOW.
Call your congress people. Now. TODAY. Demand they pass a resolution banning an attack on Iran and do your part to help save the world!
The following video should have never had to have been made:
“”The only option for our security and survival is to go on the offensive — face the threat directly, patiently and systematically until the enemy is destroyed.” – Dick Cheney
This video outlines our approach to war with Iran, and what will happen to our country when we go through with it. Man we are idiots at the helm.
Did anyone see this? It appears the White House has decided Carpooling is for pinko commies. I mean, we certainly don’t want the terrorists to win when neighbors pile into cars to go do shopping and go to work?
I thought the president said we were SUPPOSED to go shopping and work multiple jobs. Come on dudes… make up your minds!
Here is their stellar case against carpooling: Based on the latest data supplied by the White House, only about 13 percent of motorists carpooled to work in 2000. That compared with 20 percent of daily American commuters in 1980. “This trend makes it unlikely that initiatives focused on carpooling will make large strides in reducing vehicle use,” the White House said.
Gee… since gas prices shot up in the 70’s, people got the clue back in the day and learned that carpooling with neighbors and other people is fun, saves money, and is generally a cool thing to do. But once Reagan took office and struck the deals he needed with his sultry Saudi buds, oil prices fell and Americans forgot they had a future problem. So with cheap gas, they started back on their paths to “ME ME ME!” and SUVs. From the early 80’s to 2000, people forgot what an energy crisis means.
What Peak Oil means is more war, high prices for everything, and the end of convenient, modern living. The only question is how it’s all going to go down. One this that is for certain is that we have peaked, and the rates of oil’s decline are already making the markets jittery.
But there they go… the White House says a better solution would be to ‘build new highways and charge drivers fees to use them’. Say what? That’s as dumb as buying a surfboard for a trip to the desert.
This deal stinks of kickbacks and back scratches. I wonder what companies would score those lucrative road contracts? And do you know how much OIL is used to build and maintain roadways? If you have friends in the construction business, they will make boatloads of Americans’ hard earned cash from road contruction projects and payment schemes.
Mmmmmmmmmmmm. I see how well these guys suggestions work in other areas… maybe they should keep their hands out of carpooling’s cupboard.