I’m not sure if I was twelve or thirteen but the best gift and the most fun gift I ever received was an electronic single or two player football game back in 1980 or 1981. I played that battery operated football game every single day of Christmas break and for months afterwards. I got to be pretty good at it which made me want to play even more. I don’t remember when I put it down, it could be because I got so good that it eventually lacked any challenge or that I simply moved on to other interests. It stuck out in my mind because it came as a huge surprise to me Christmas morning, I hadn’t asked for it but it intrigued me and once I started, I was hooked.
It depends on the type of stress, if it's only physical or mental than a few good episodes of comedy t.v. will do the trick such as America's Funniest Video's or Big Bang Theory. Yet if it's emotional stress, my brain hankers for ice cream or brownies, something chocolate. I won't make me feel better in the long run because I'll feel the guilt of eating all that junk food but the brain wants endorphins, I know that exercise gets those same endorphins going but at the end of that day, exercise just doesn't offer the comfort like a half gallon of ice cream does.
I was about to say that I would pay money to see one pundit recite parts of Jason’s article back to those GOP politicians who keep yelling that we can’t tax the job creators! when I realized that I already pay money to these politicians anyway, their salaries, their health care coverage, their pensions, their access to great information on stock options, their parking space I could go on but then I would be at more than 250 words. The real solution is to get jobs back to the United States from abroad and from within. Demand is a multifunctional word, the GOP demands that the President do what they command, OWS demands that the American promise of equal opportunity and freedoms be restored and businesses are hoping for demand to find its way back to the market place and they know as well as you and I that until good living wage jobs come back, consumers won’t be able to demand much of anything.
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What, is Romney’s camp implying that we are all simply jealous because we don’t have an extra ten thousand dollars just laying around to throw down on a bet? I know that I don’t but if I had an extra ten thousand dollars. I still wouldn’t be in a position to throw it away on a bet. I think that the backlash against Romney isn’t jealousy, but more a striking spotlight on how well the 1% is doing as opposed to how much the 99% is suffering. I am watching the Mclaughlin Group right now and poor Eleanor is fighting to be heard against the 3 other representatives of the 1% and they are disparaging Teddy Roosevelt’s speech of 1910 which President Obama channeled and those 3 are being brutal about how Obama is waging class warfare against the 1%, it is turning my stomach. If Romney or Gingrich get in as well as if the GOP remain strong in the house and if the GOP get the senate than we will be revisiting the late 19th century all over again and not from a nostalgic point of view, it will be very unkind.
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The follow-up question to the first question about stupidity, is if you had a million dollars, could you spend it in a way to reduce the level of stupidity in you area? I think that the second question can only be answered through trial and error, I don’t think that you can put a price on how to reverse stupidity.
My first thought when it comes to the question of stupidity and a cure is to quote “Forrest Gump” stupid is as stupid does. Are people born stupid? Can you read yourself out of stupidity? According to the dictionary the definition of stupidity is the lack of intelligence, wisdom, common sense or wit. Taking all that into consideration, there might not be a cure for stupidity but instead an educational therapy program and a devoted teacher to administer that program would be the answer. I believe the teacher to be key because if one is stupid than he or she would not be capable to understand the educational program on their own, they would need the patience, discipline and guidance of an instructor.
This is a sad prompt because I joke, especially when I am abnormally tired, that I feel stupid from fatigue but I know that I am not stupid, it something that I never had to worry about or even contemplate. My children aren’t stupid either, they may have off days in school but they are few and far between and the reasons are always socially motivated. I feel bad about the question of there being a cure for stupidity and that is why I am babbling because I feel ill at ease about the topic, it makes me sad for stupid people.
Stupidity be itself is harmless, it becomes dangerous when it is combined with hatred, bigotry and violence.
Either way, especially if you are neither, it is going to be unpleasant. Distinguishing which one is tougher isn't easy, I know because I live with both, I would say that living with noisy is tougher. The sound level is always elevated and at times it can be over stimulating on your nerves. Messy can always be picked up or thrown into a closet.