Friday, December 19, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Ron Paul about World Bank

Listen to Ron Paul's remarks. Get ready for the economic earth quake of a life time. Ron Paul comments on World Bank and Poverty."Forgive and Forget" Won't Fix Third World DebtWhen the World Bank and International Monetary Fund spring meetings open in Washington, D.C., on April 29, 2001, officials will point proudly to the roughly $20 bi...

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

AIG planning another executive retreat.

Really, what more needs to be said.

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Yes Kiddies our tax dollars are paying for spa treatments, $500 dollar a night lodging...its just business as usual

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

See Why I Drink!

Its The Economy Stupid!

Thursday, September 4, 2008


YES...YES AND YES....What a great time I'm still laughing.......smiling.......breathing
and just feeling extremely happy to be alive!

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Its that time again people... we will be meeting in Incline Village Nv. next week to start our annual trek into the vastness of the Black Rock desert, if you have been on the bus in years past you know its the event of the year.......This year Burning Man will stand atop an obelisk. This imposing monument, emblazoned with the images of flags, will represent the countries of the world. Ranging from Canada to Chad, from Brazil to Burundi, from Vatican City to the Republic of China, these emblems will shine brightly in the night, gleaming like illuminated gems that stud a giant jewel box. A double-helix, like a strand of DNA, will form a staircase. Twining around the axis of this tower, it will spiral through a series of viewing platforms. The topmost tier will stand directly underneath the Burning Man.

Son, look, we might be in the desert, but we are still civilized people, and civilized people put up arbitrary boundaries that they will fight to the death to protect.
– Hal speaking to Dewey, Malcolm in The Middle

In 2008, leave narrow and exclusive ideologies at home; forget the blue states and the red; let parties, factions and divisive issues fall away, and carefully consider your immediate experience. What has America achieved that you admire? What has it done or failed to do that fills you with dismay? What is laudable? What is ludicrous? Put blame aside, let humor thrive, and dare to contemplate a larger question: What can America, this stumbling, roused, half-conscious giant, still contribute to the world?

Anyone embarking on this path will encounter hundreds of fellow participants – many of whom come to Black Rock City from around the world. Indeed, in order to discover the flag of any particular county amid this welter of imagery, it will be necessary to inspect the flags of many other nations. Each of these may be imagined as a dream no less radiant or precious than the rest. Each country is a source of culture and identity; yet each may also be regarded as a glimmering illusion: a sovereign artifact, an arbitrary puzzle piece, an isolated fragment on a map.

You making haste on decay: not blameworthy; life is good, be it
long or suddenly
A mortal splendor: meteors are not needed less than mountains:
shine, perishing republic.

– Robinson Jeffers, Shine Perishing Republic

The 20th Century was, in many ways, the American century. At the close of World War II, the government of the United States created an enduring peace with its opponents that was almost without precedent. It embodied the ideals on which America was founded: democracy, equality, freedom and opportunity – a vision of unbounded hope for an improving future. It seemed natural for Americans to think their country was a master model for the world.

This post-war period also produced an unprecedented prosperity. America now hovered at the apex of its worldly fortunes. Never before had wealth been so broadly distributed throughout society. For many people – though, most certainly, not all – this was the era of what came to be called the American dream. Home ownership, a well paid job, a college education, the prospect of security in one's old age: these blessings beckoned to a growing middle class.

The past does not repeat itself, but sometimes it rhymes.
– Mark Twain

Today, Americans appear to live amid the tarnished squalor of a second Gilded Age. By nearly every measure, America has become a more unequal society. A mere one percent of the population now controls a third of the nation's wealth. Education, health care and home ownership – these now escape the reach of those who thought they were the middle class. Forty years of heedless mass-consumption have turned dreams into delusions. America's awash in debt. Embroiled in a wayward war, its citizens are told to shop.

Many feel that the United States is now adrift. Its allies, once so numerous, begin to fall away and chart an independent course. Its citizens, more tellingly, have lost their faith in progress. Polls indicate they now believe their children can't expect a better future. They distrust the institutions of government, of finance, and the corrupting power of large corporations. And yet, the native traits of any culture are deep-rooted. Freedom, opportunity, inventiveness, the power to transform oneself: these values and a love of self-expression still endure.

Perhaps it's time Americans began to face themselves. Maybe it's also time that they began to listen to other countries of the world. All of us are immigrants to Black Rock City. What can we dream America to be? As always, any work of art by anyone, regardless of our theme, is welcome at the Burning Man event....

Thursday, July 17, 2008

100th Chicago Mac Race

Yes kiddies its that time again......time to forget about world peace.....where you buried the Kuggerands.....where you put that last hit of Owlsley and hang with the sailor trash...... yes Mackinaw Island is calling....drinks at the Pink Pony, hassling tourists and waitresses at Horns....
buying fudge to mix with your shrooms........ooooh the fun....

here's the schedule.....see ya in Chitown for the kick-off on Friday and hopefully at the island on Tuesday for the Rum Party........

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Syd Barrett (6 January 1946 – 7 July 2006) - RIP

Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun. Shine on you crazy diamond. Now there's a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky. Shine on you crazy diamond.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Middle class relaxing with marijuana

A variety of middle-class people are making a conscious but careful choice to use marijuana to enhance their leisure activities.

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