A Huffington post blogger, Joseph Thorndike uses the phrase “paying for civilization”. I really like the pithiness and directness of that phrase. It also can be applied to different ideologies regarding WHO do you want to pay for civilization. If like McConnell, you’d rather pay private companies for civilization then you had best hope that you have good solid companies with a social conscience who are not just out for their bottom line since in McConnell’s worldview any type of regulation is bad for business. I, on the other hand would prefer to public works be managed by our government and I would also like to keep regulatory agencies designed to protect our water, air and other environmental issues. We all have to pay for civilization, the question for us which one do we want to entrust the tab to, private or public.
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No, absolutely never in a million years would I ever get a tattoo. I can’t explain why I dislike tattoo’s so much but I do. My husband has three of them, I don’t find them visually appealing but he has specific meaning attached to each one. The one that has the most meaning for him is the one based on a sketch of a dream catcher I had done before I was admitted into the hospital for liver failure. The doctor’s told my husband that I wasn’t going to make it and he told me, that pronouncement drove him over the edge and so he took the sketch to his tattoo place and by getting it done, it gave him hope. He was my rock during that scary time in the hospital. So, I do understand that tattoo’s have special meaning for a lot of people, and I respect that, I just don’t want one for me.
I've been listening to alternative rock and heavy metal. Bands like Sound Garden, Foo Fighters, STP, Ozzy and then I also like Adele, Sade and a whole bunch of other bluesy singers.