March 24, 2011

Letter to America

Dear America,

Please find below a suggestion for fixing America's economy. Instead of giving billions of dollars to banks and car companies, that will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan:

There are about 20 million people over 50 in the work force. Pay them $1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:

1) They MUST retire. Twenty million job openings - Unemployment fixed.

2) They MUST buy a new American CAR. Twenty million cars ordered - Auto Industry fixed.

3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage - Housing Crisis fixed.

4) They MUST send their kids to school / college /university - Crime Rate fixed.

5) Buy $50 of alcohol / tobacco / petrol a week - There's your money back in duty / tax etc.

6) All social and health programs should be set up properly and in a 'democratic manner' as in democrats..

7) Stream line the armed forces and treat the men that come back better than those that came back from Vietnam.

8) As more money will probably be needed, have all members of the Congress and Senate give back their falsely claimed expense and second home allowances and pay the armed forces. Then if there is any money left use it to defend other countries.

It couldn't get any easier than that!

Yours truly,

Ordinary Joe American

Note: This is not an original letter. My girlfriend sent this to me but as a letter to the prime minister of Canada. English isn't the only thing that the USA and Canada have in common. Thanks Muriel.

March 13, 2011

Use Our Hearts!

Here it is around 5 am and I haven't been able to sleep since I woke up at 3 am. Sometimes the restlessness comes from being a little older these days. I find it very strange and some what humorous being classified as a 'baby boomer'. After all I suppose I am in my second childhood; but it really shouldn't count!

I still think that Big Brother is watching us all; perhaps even more than in November 14th of last year; when I wrote an article with that title. I know for a fact no one has read my article entitled "Our Friends Deserve Better" from that same month; otherwise I think that the government would have been more forth coming. What is happening in these United States...heck the whole of North America, stinks! A lot of the things that make this nation fair and comfortable for the poor and middle class are evidently coming under the Republican sword. Things like unions that make sure people are treated fairly, all the many loan and grant programs so people can keep their homes, and proper health insurance for everyone that can't afford the horrible prices of modern medicine. It just might help to give fairer taxes instead of cuts to the rich. Much the same things are happening in my birth country of Canada. Honestly; if some of the Scandinavian countries can afford to have their citizens enjoy life to the extent they do, why can't this democracy in America continue to improve ours as well?

All of us, regardless of political persuasion, should just forget our differences, start thinking with
our hearts and work together. Maybe then, we would have a chance of pulling this country out of the economic toilet in which it is drowning. Then all of us would be able to have a share in the American dream and it would no longer be a myth to the majority of people who live here. Perhaps then, there would be less jealousy and anger over who has what and why.

It saddens me deeply when I think what the children and grandchildren of our generation are going to have to face if we don't fix this dilemma. People came to this continent of North America to find self-respect, a more abundant life, and their own little piece of Eden. Unfortunately, no one was/is monitoring themselves as they go along in life. To have proper esteem for one's self one must respect others in all regards, to have a more abundant life one must fight for the rights of others and to have your own piece of Eden you must help others find theirs. The GOP are terrifically good at blaming the current president for all the ills befalling the USA now. However they seem to forget the horrific order of things thanks to their party and former Republican presidents; that Mr. Oboma inherited from them. Perhaps the majority party in the Capital should remember this and then maybe we can fix this mess that they have created.

March 8, 2011

Fun With A Business Feel

I really love creating new articles and seem to have a small talent of being able to write one after the other on related subjects. Now as to whether they are good is something you should ask someone else as I am obviously bias. The writer within me is neither in a position to praise herself to the skies or to be extremely self-deprecating. However they can never really be completely honest about the quality of their own writing. At any rate I hope you do what the computer kitty to the right hand column wants you to and click on the 'here' and see for yourself.

I have been writing on one subject or another for years now. I started writing at the age of four. I believe I wrote an expose on what happened to my day- sitter's wallet. To say I was and am a rather intense character, would I believe; be an understatement. Have been intense most of my life. I think, for the most part, I have tried to enjoy life the very best I can; while hopefully not making other peoples' lives at all miserable. I try to be kind to others and to eat my vegetables every day.

So dear readers, I guess what I am saying is do the most, the best, and with happiest attitude that you can possibly muster. Oh and keep on dancing!

March 2, 2011

Survival Holistically?

I have had a very unpleasant time for the past week or so. My osteoarthritis has plagued me terribly. I go to sleep sore, awake during my sleep hurting, and wake up in the morning stiff and in pain. I have been trying to find something that will give me some respite from this interminable pain. I try to minimize the the pain with naproxen sodium; but having used this a great deal it does not work as well as it did once.

"Okay", you say, "What has this to do with me?" I suppose it is one way of explaining why I haven't been posting here as much as I would like to have done. When I find it painful to type after awhile that is when I start thinking of purchasing Dragon Naturally Speaking. It is also a way of telling you that I am searching on the net for a better way of dealing with this pain holistically. I will keep you updated with all the holistic pain relievers I find. I have found a site which may help any of us suffering from osteoarthritis here .

eve but it doesn't seem to help me now as I ha
..e used it for quite sometime. When I do somesehold chore; such as the dishes or cleaning the floor, I find myself having horrible pain in all my joints. Even typing at the computer causes a great deal of discomfort. I am very tempted to purchase 'Dragon Naturally Speaking', so that I have a minimum of typing.

On the up side, I am looking for and think that I may find a wholistic somewhere on the net. "Okay," you say, "What does this have to do with me?" Well I suppose it is my way of apologizing for not blogging as much as I wish I did.