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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Well It's Official

I have started to learn to play the Guitar... Right now I am learning on my wife's Yamaha Folk Guitar. What I want though is a Baby Taylor like the one above, Mahogany top...

Monday, March 29, 2010

This Should Surprise No One.

BTW, New Jersey, you voted for him, He told you up front he was a Republican, so don't be shocked if the poor suffer and the rich get tax cuts.

To read the whole story go here: Article from Philadelphia Inquirer

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Financial Reform Now!

Here is a telling quote from Paul Krugman:

There’s no question that consumers need much better protection. The late Edward Gramlich — a Federal Reserve official who tried in vain to get Alan Greenspan to act against predatory lending — summarized the case perfectly back in 2007: “Why are the most risky loan products sold to the least sophisticated borrowers? The question answers itself — the least sophisticated borrowers are probably duped into taking these products.”

For the full article go here.



Wow Two Post's In One Day

For all you band geeks out there, Ok Go's new video


OK Go - This Too Shall Pass from OK Go on Vimeo.

Also for more about embedding the Video, and how record labels allow or not allow this, OK Go has a very good article about it.

To read it to here

Quote of The Day


Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government. -- Thomas Jefferson
  
I could just let the irony of that statement speak for itself, but I think I have to add just a little. Having spent time watching our government in action recently on the Healthcare Debate, and I use the word debate loosely, I have found that the problem really is that the people aren't well informed.

If the people were well informed, then I think more would understand the problems our health care system faces. Rising costs must be contained. The uninsured cause a rise in these costs for everyone involved.

When I was younger, I didn't have healthcare, I worked in a job that didn't provide it, but I didn't need it, I was healthy, I rarely went to the doctor, because the worst thing that happened to me was a cold.
However, when I got older and got a job that had health insurance, I got health insurance, I still very rarely went to the doctor, these are the people we need in our insurance pull.

In the insurance world, the more healthy people in the pool, in other words folks that don't cost as much as sick people, means everyone should have to pay less to cover the medical payments of the sick folks. That is why having mandatory participation is necessary. This is what happens here in Pennsylvania with Car Insurance, everyone is supposed to have Car Insurance, which should lead to lower premiums for everyone.

For those that don't know, the basic idea behind insurance is this, everybody pitches into the pool, then when someone needs money from the pool they are given it to cover their costs. This is interesting because at the lowest level because this is not Capitalism, but Communalism, a shared pool of resources is very similar to the communes of the 60's where everyone in the community shares what they have with everyone else for the benefit of the community.


This what Jesus talks about, when he says in Matthew 25:
 34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. 36 I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’
 37 “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? 39 When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’
 40 “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’


It is ironic, that the party of God, Family Values and Moral Majority is the one that is against universal health care. I think it shows: "25 In fact, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!” -- Luke 10:25





Monday, March 1, 2010

Katzenjammer

Was listening to this Album "Le Pop", this is my favorite cut, however "Bar In Amsterdam" is good, in fact most of this album just rocks....

Two Thumbs Up!!!



Katzenjammer - Hey Ho (On The Devil's Back)

Go to YouTube and listen to their live stuff as well. Love these girls... A Girl Band that has real talent...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Quote Of The Day

“Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn.”
– Benjamin Franklin