My laughter is what makes me stand out. I sound like a robust hyena when I laugh, it comes from way down in the diaprahm and erupts like a volcano spilling out into the atmosphere. My family says that I should sell my services to upcoming comedians, my laughter is enough to get others to join in and laugh.
It simply amazes me that Cantor can say that the protestors of the OccupyWallStreet movement are Americans going against Americans and it is a mob mentality. Yet the tea party which is wholly against government (of the people, by the people and for the people) is defending America. So it is okay to rally and rail against the government and appear with guns at some of those rally’s but if you are part of a protest against big banks and Wall Street than you are against America and you are part of a mob. I am of the firm belief that corporations are not people, they do not have the same rights as people yet they influence way too much of Washington and it has become a hazard to the American way of life and everything it has stood for since its inception. Freedom of opportunity for you and your children, that is no longer the case. The redistribution of wealth from the bottom towards the top has severely limited that freedom of opportunity and the 99% want it back. The tea party activists who rail against the government do so at the behest of monied groups and they do not want their social security, medicare, safe water, air and soil taken away, yet they still support the GOP who would do exactly that, go figure.
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This is going to be petty but I’m glad that Reid stood up and showed that he had a spine, that he was at the helm and that since the China currency bill still hadn’t gone through, that by golly, it was going to get done and out of the way. McConnell, who I REALLY despise, got some egg on his face and it is about time. I feel that he is a major saboteur to any process that might help the economy and he stated himself, that the only thing that he is focused on is making President Obama a one term President and the rest of us can go to heck. He didn’t say the last part, but he might as well have. Those who are part of all the demonstrations, the 99%, don’t have the money but they have the votes, as long as the GOP doesn’t get to restrict the voting rights laws anymore than what they already put into play, and since we are willing to protest in the streets day in and day out, turning up at the voters booth is a piece of the cake. GOP should remember that.
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In my mind, I would say electricity is the more important because we wouldn’t have the Internet without the advent of electricity. I wonder if electricity would have been possible if we hadn’t had access to coal? Would someone have thought to use the power of the sun or the wind to generate power during that time period? What if running water, being used as a power source, had been explored further? We might be in a different place right now and who knows how that would have impacted the birth of the computer and then the Internet.
How would an alternate power source have inspired Steven Jobs? Someone told me that Steven Jobs took a year and toured China and Asia when he was younger. I wonder how that influenced him. The only policy of Apple’s that I disagreed with, was its out-sourcing manufacturing jobs to China. Our economy would have reaped some benefits if Apple had its manufacturing plants here. I know that the argument is that the product would have been out-priced as a result but there was something to Henry Ford’s philosophy, pay your workers enough so that they can afford to buy your own product. Steven Jobs could have perhaps put that philosophy back into practice. Goodness knows that there isn’t a corporation here in the U.S who believes in that ideal anymore. That is the only criticism, if only for providing more jobs for us here in this country.
Otherwise, Steven Jobs was a mind-boggling genius, I am fortunate to be the proud owner of the Ipad and I love my Ipad. I am not a tech person, I do not own an Ipod or an Iphone, I have a cell phone, I forget it at home or I forget to charge it, so I don’t really have a cell phone because I never use it. But I have the Ipad and I tell you that it is great. I check into WordPress and start my blog or I get into Huffington Post and keep my commentary going while being accessible to my family in the evenings. It is great, did I say that enough, that my Ipad is great. Well, it is.