If I were to set up a business, I could benefit the two thirds of the Nation who are overweight or obese. I would have them eat a small dish of plain oatmeal in the morning which works like magic. I would have them eat a normal diet with plenty of vegetables for dinner. I would discourage snacks and binge eating. I would have people doing housework and getting exercise to keep their heads out of the refrigerator. And, I'd have people refraining from anything which suggests food and makes their stomachs growl, in the media. I wouldn't give them a worthless diet supplement full of promises. I would keep encouraging them to stick with decisive action to reduce and keep the weight off. They would love me for it.
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With 50 million dirt poor Americans, it's time to act. It's obvious the rich and powerful aren't about to put people to work. It's also obvious the rich imply "Let them eat cake!' Now they're taking cake off the food stamp list of items the poor can consume. It looks like the choice of putting people back to work is left up to what's left of the middle class. Why can't the government give the middle class a tax break for hiring "the Lost Generation"? The rich don't deserve it, but the middle class and the poor can both benefit. And, if the middle class hires the bottom class, it can create incentive, and hence, renewed prosperity for the country. Let's do it!
I read in this morning's paper where the Fed is messing around with economic gadgets, trying to boost the economy. He can't figure out why the U.S. economy remains so sluggish. Instead of playing with economic toys, why not ask 50 million American peasants why they have to be so damned poor. If the Fed would like to see people spend more, why not put more discretionary income in their pockets? If the Fed would like to see the country produce more, why not open up more jobs to the rest of us instead of giving everything to the top 10%? The hell with paper qualifications. If a person can do the job, let him/her do it. Create incentive to spend, create incentive to work. Otherwise, people lock the brakes on the economy with their disillusionment. The way out of recession is to inspire 50 million people, not defeat them.
The President says it's very difficult to achieve peace between the Jews and Arabs. I think the peace process is actually quite easy. Treat the people as human beings first with needs to be met, and as Arabs and Jews second. If you treat them as strictly Arabs and Jews, they will remain at each others throats forever. Don't treat them as apples and oranges, treat them as a bowl of fruit.
Our Baby Boom generation was unfortunate to produce so many job seekers over the past 50 years that we had about two choices: either fight for "Lebensraum" (elbow room) and get shot all to hell in the wars, or else labor in a brutal job. Competition was so fierce that many of us, including myself, became disabled. Even if we could endeavor to complete college, the job market had no place for us. This human hell has not changed in fifty years. The only thing to do is be patient until enough baby boomers die off to open up the job market again. Until then, the rich and powerful have no intention to hire people unless they can make undue profits. This is the reason so many of us sit idle. We have second thoughts about getting involved in yet another brutal job. Ours is not the Age of Reasonableness.
Let's face it: our Nation is dead in the water. Not that it can't be revived. All it takes is a little magic. The magic of incentive. Incentive doesn't happen through administrative promises. It happens when all the rest of us get our act together. It isn't complicated. Just contribute and share. Share food as well as food for thought. Let's help each other get out of this stinking mess!Read More »from Grassroots Decentralization: the Key to Incentive
Centralization got us into this mess the same way centralization killed the Soviet Union. It happens when authorities don't lend an ear to the will of the people. Common people using common sense know best. Not some pie full of promises in the sky. Stars are pretty, but it's time to get down to Earth.
Do what you can in the Spirit of helping one another. The rich and powerful would like to kill the idea of grassroots incentive, because it wouldn't help them further their profits. The majority of us have done some awful hard work and we've very little profit to show for it. So to hell with the rich
You ever get the feeling that everything is so computer programmed that we can all fall asleep for the next thousand years?
All of the rich and powerful people in this world have one theme in common. They load themselves up with wealth and power, and fight one another for power and control. They're just like the Japanese Sumo wrestlers, who load themselves up with food and drink, and try to knock each other out of the ring. Both the rich and powerful and the Sumo wrestlers eventually die of strokes, heart attacks, high blood pressure, and diabetes, not to mention the other hazards. What they do is entertain the rest of us with their stupidity!
I read in this morning's newspaper that almost 50 million Americans live below the poverty level. We look almost like Chinese peasantry! Government has the responsibility of providing some sort of social safety net. It doesn't look like the wealthy are going to begin sharing anytime soon. Inevitably, the rich succumb to their own extravagance or negligence. Sooner or later the gap between the rich and the poor evens out. Decentralization facilitates this. Otherwise, an empty stomach ensures civil unrest. Needs come first.
You've heard of the saying, "Waste not, want not"? Let's turn the term around where it makes more sense. "Want not, waste not."Read More »from Want Not, Waste Not!
Want is the root word for power. Wants are insatiable. The wealthy have insatiable appetites, and that is why they waste so much on overindulgence. That is why they will not share. They're hooked on everything, including political power. This is why it's a good idea to minimize your wants or demands.
You cannot completely eradicate power in your system, so it's best to keep your wants weak. Then you don't get hooked on extravagance. For example, drink a 60 cent beer, but stay away from that $1000 bottle of wine. Smoke an occasional cigarette, but stay away from that two foot long cigar and street drugs. Eat common, nutritious food, not an excessively rich diet, and you won't get fat. Use common sense, and you don't have to rely on politicians.
If you stay right around simple needs, you don't waste your money on items you don't need. In other words, don't