Friday, February 27, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009 Listens to Drake "So Far Gone" from Jacques Morel on Vimeo.
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Originally written
Sunday, September 23, 2007

America at War
Category: News and Politics
Today our government wants to fill us with fear over the possibility of terrorism. Over and over we get shown the devastation that happened in New York City.We are being told that we must be on the watch out for radical islamist forces who want to destroy us.

The real enemy does not come from Islamic countries. The real enemy is in the mirror. Our own ignorance and our inability to think for ourselves and instead take for granted whatever information we are provided by the media is the true danger.

We are being asked to give up, peace by peace, the freedoms that millions of Americans have fought and died for since the founding our our country. Are we going to sit by and have our freedoms watered down?

Do we want to live in a country where we can be picked up by government forces and made to dissappear, with no access to family or a lawyer? Guess what, its already happening. Our congressmen and senators have approved of laws that allow our rights to be ignored "In the interest of National Security." So basically, if some government type decides we need to be made to dissappear because they say we threaten National Security, then we're gone, no trial, no chance to defend ourself.

All this is being allowed by our lack of involvement. Our choice to simply focus on only our lives and how events directly effect us will come to haunt us. To have a country worth living in, we need to be constantly on the lookout for how we are all treated and make sure our government gets spanked when they act in ways that deny us our fundamental freedoms.

So, what am I asking us to do?

We can start by opening our eyes and looking at the big picture and not simply the microcosm of our life.

We can start by writing all your representatives and telling them that our fundamental freedoms are not to compromised for any reason.

We can consistently vote. I know some of us think our vote is insignificant. In fact it is not. With every vote we show that we care about what is going on. Showng our leaders we care and are ready to take action is the most significant thing we can do.
I think he wrote this after losing his wife.

A Message by George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men a nd small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

If you don't send on ...Who cares? But I'm sending it to you....

George Carlin

George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008)
Originally written last year
Monday, February 04, 2008

Love at first sight?
Category: Life
Do you believe in Love at first sight? I think that belief in this concept must begin with a true understanding of what it means to Love. Some people think that Love is something that just happens and for which we, the individual have no control whatsoever. I do not see it that way. What I do not have control over is who I am attracted to, because attraction is all about the DNA and the Chemistry. There are those that would argue that the Chemistry is the definition of Love. How many relationships with Chemistry have died on the vine? Chemistry is not Love. Chemistry and Attraction are factors in Love. These and other factors are what help us come to a decision on how we want a particular relationship to go forward. The decision to establish and build a relationship to one with more trust, interdependence and intimacy is the decision to Love. The concept, therefore, of Love at first sight is not so strange, then, if you consider that different people require different amounts of time to come to a decision. Some simply use the attraction factor to make this decision while others use chemistry. If you real unlucky, you get both. j/k lol
But seriously, attraction combined with chemistry can drive people crazy and its easy to see why so many poems, songs, and books have been written about this torture we allow mother nature to put us through. But lets get back to my original question; what of Love at first sight? Is it possible? Of course it is. A DECISION can be made in a microsecond. Whether its a good decision or not takes a lot longer to figure out. Real long lasting Love takes people who are willing to work at it. Yes, it takes work! Who ever told you it was supposed to be easy lied to you! Some couples make it look easy, for sure, just like Michael Jordan makes basketball look easy. Jordan will tell you that his ability was not a simple gift from God. God gave him opportunities, opportunities which Jordan was able to take advantage of because of the hard work thru hours of practice he put into his craft. Relationships are no different. We have to put in the time and effort to make it to the pros and we can never stop practicing if we want to stay on top. As many have learned to their dismay, Chemistry does not always last. For many couples this is the end of their relationship. They will make a decision that the Love is gone. Please remember, Love last for as long as we decide to show Love.