“Bad news. Found out through a leak from Postal HQ that what they are doing with these “studies” and “public meetings” is a bunch of smoke and mirrors. They already have a closing date for all the plants in Indiana. Kokomo’s is 9/30/2012. So looks like I will not have a job in a few months. Trying to figure out how to prepare for that.”— Mom
Two similar questions. 1) If Mickey Mouse was at a Occupy Wallstreet Protest, what would his sign say? 2) If Mickey Mouse was at a Tea Party Protest, what would his sign say?
I wish I could do a video response. I’m not gonna lie, I do a hell of a Mickey Mouse voice.
1.) “Oh boy! When you guys are done, you should head on down to the Happiest Place on Earth!”
2.) “Oh boy! When you guys are done, you should head on down to the Happiest Place on Earth!”
Now, if *I* were in a Mickey Mouse costume at these protests, the answers would be a bit different. Probably something akin to the following:
1.) “Oh boy! When you guys are done whining and pick yourselves up, dust yourselves off, and save up the money, you should come on down to the Happiest Place on Earth!”
2.) “Oh boy! When you guys are done ACTUALLY STATING REAL GOALS AND FOLLOWING THROUGH ON THEM BY USING THE POLITICAL PROCESS THAT WAS INTENDED TO GET VOICES HEARD AND CHANGES MADE as opposed to GETTING TOGETHER AND SAYING WE’RE ALL MAD AND LEAVING IT AT THAT *cough* you should come on down to the Happiest Place on Earth!”
I would point out that I’m not much more a fan of the Tea Party (currently) than I am of the Occupy movement. I liked the Tea Party at first, but then it got co-opted by politicians and turned into a social movement rather than a tax, liberty, and Constitutional movement. But the main difference is that the Tea Party actually had stated goals from the beginning, fought through and got their chosen, like-minded political figures elected, and actually fought for change. The Occupy movement has yet to actually state any concrete goals, come together with one, unifying thought (outside of “we’re pissed!” but disagreeing on what they’re pissed about), or actually attempt to make any change.
very well and funnily written article that summarizes the ows movement in a nice, short, easy way. y’all should read it!!
Okay, okay. I’ve been hitting the Occupy movement hard a LOT lately. In an attempt to be a little bit fairer, I’m reblogging this. It’s sad, but Cookie Monster actually seems to be the most logical person I’ve seen talk about this stuff, and he makes sense.
To clarify a little, I’m *not* saying that corporations outsourcing jobs and helping to ruin the economy through greed is right. It’s obviously not. What I’m saying is demonizing them by placing ALL the blame on them (even while they were following laws) and none on the government itself is wrong. And I’m saying acting like wealth should be evenly distributed is wrong because that just doesn’t work in the long run, ever. And I’m saying that if you were dumb enough to hit up on artificially low interest rates on home mortgages knowing that the house you were buying was WAY beyond your means, that if you decided to go to a big time Ivy League school that you couldn’t really afford, that if you were caught totally by surprise when it turned out that being constantly in debt can come back to bite you in the ass, that if you’re mostly upset because you can’t have everything you want but someone else can — I’m saying you’re an idiot and definitely helped get yourself into this mess.
Seriously, though. In 2008, FIVE PERCENT of our population paid nearly SIXTY PERCENT of the entire country’s revenue, and ya’ll are still complaining that they don’t pay enough? Really? The problem here is not with the rich people, it’s with the government itself. Wake up and realize that!
As some of you may or may not know, Netflix has had a tumultuous month. First, they decided to hike prices. Then they decided that they would split Netflix into two different websites, a dedicated site for DVD…
“Who supports the military and all the benefits promised to those who have chosen those jobs? Civilians, who are the economic engine, the producers. The government does not produce anything. It generates no income. I’m growing increasingly irritated that civilians seem to be an underclass, even moreso if you do not work for the government, federal, state or local. We know the real price of medical care, groceries, and services. We do not live a subsidized life. I guess we have not “earned” it. But we are obliged to provide all the support for those who are “entitled” to benefits. Civilians know that the real cost for a trip to the doctor is $100, Civilians know that it costs $300 per week to feed a family of 9. Civilians know what it is like to have no retirement plan, no special educational or employment benefits. Civilians know what it is like to live on stagnant wages while the value of the dollar shrinks. Civilians know what it is like to work much more than 40 hrs. per week, without “job security”…but we are not heroes. At any rate, I take issue with the designation “heroes” which is so overused now as to be a cliche.”—Quote from HipsterLibertarian's future mother-in-law. How's that for a connection?
From everything I’ve read, it sounds like Occupy Wall St is not really a unified movement with a clear set of demands. Some of what they’re asking for I support (the anti-war, anti-Fed, anti-corruption, anti-corporatism stuff), and some of it I don’t (the pro-additional regulations, anti-free market stuff).
I do think there’s a significant amount of confusion among the protesters over the source of the problems they’re protesting and solutions they’re seeking: In many cases, the line seems to be “We object to the government giving corporations all these special privileges and basically becoming the enforcement wing for criminal corporate activity; so let’s have the government get more involved in the financial sector.” The problems are being diagnosed well, but the solutions aren’t so great or logical.
It lets you create and mail beautiful cards from your iPhone or iPod touch. We print it out for you after you make it on the phone. We’ll even mail it for you. If you mail it in the U.S. we’ll add the postal services bar code – so you’ll get a push notification the day it’s delivered. Very cool. $2.99 in the U.S. $4.99 anywhere in the world. Free download
Also, the new iPhone is the 4S, not the 5.
EDIT: Holy Hell. The 4S will offer eight hours of 3G talk time. Six hours of browsing, nine on WiFi. 10 hours of video, and 40 hours of music. “Fantastic battery life.”
Also, it’s both GSM and CDMA, so it sounds like you won’t have to get a new phone just to switch carriers.