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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Random Thoughts

Halloween is Coming

And Jupiter is singing to us. NASA's Juno spacecraft recorded this - and it's adapted to our hearing frequency range. (LINK) The sonata is strangely suited to this time of year. Who said that Jupiter doesn't care? Who? Likely the same people who discount the love that Harambe had for everyone, including the guy who put a .270 bullet through his melon.

Move over Nobel Committee

Nobody has nominated Vladimir Putin for a peace prize recently...or ever...but Barack got one for doing absolutely nothing other than being 1/2 black. So maybe fair is fair? Last Friday Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro  announced the creation of peace prize in honor of the dead socialist leader Hugo Chavez, and said he was awarding it to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Putin and Chavez - from back when Chavez was alive.
The announcement comes on the same day that the Nobel Committee awarded its annual Peace Prize to Juan Manuel Santos, president of neighboring Colombia, for his role in negotiating a peace agreement with Marxist FARC rebels.
"I've decided to create the Hugo Chavez prize for peace and the sovereignty," Maduro said during a televised broadcast to unveil a statue of Chavez designed by a Russian artist.  
"I think President Vladimir Putin deserves this Hugo Chavez award," he said, describing Putin as a "fighter for peace." 
Critics of the Ruling Socialist party frequently ridicule its efforts to build Venezuela's presence in international politics, noting the country's unraveling economic system has created runaway inflation and chronic product shortages. But that's no reason that they can't come up with an award to hand out. There may be a hidden agenda here (isn't there always?), and a hope for foreign aid from Russia.

Inheriting Money

There are times when I think that I may be a little bit F'ed up. When that happens I visit websites of people who are clearly more zoned out than I will ever be. gaia.com is one of those places. There are other places as well, but to be honest, I'm not listing them here because I don't want to make fun of people who actually believe their own fantasies at that level. I find that many of them (unlike me) have money that they inherited. Which is a testament for why people should spend what they have while they are alive. 

Some of the most confused people on the planet move to Hollywood, to join in the culture and get a piece of the movie business. A shocking number of those are "trust fund babies". The reason for that should be apparent. While you're waiting for your 'big break', you need big money to hang out, do drugs, be seen at all of the trendy places (yada-yada-yada). A seat at the Sky Bar doesn't come cheap. Hollywood accepts the money of these hedge-funded zillionaire children and turns them into "creative geniuses". Because despite the assertion of progs that they think profit is filthy -- there is nothing that they like more than money.

Hollywood moguls are much like the ancient priests of Baal, who they resemble. Thus, if you have a trust fund and want to be accepted even though you are afflicted with unearned wealth, you can find acceptance and love in the entertainment industry. You can also make friends in the Temple of the Living Elvis (Las Vegas), but that's another story. 


20 comments:

  1. Actually, the federal government has graciously helped me out by spending my money for me, long before I'm dead.

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    1. They do this because they love you and your posterity. If you lived in CA, they'd love you even more - love you "long time".

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    2. I DID live in CA, and years after I left, they missed me so much, they sent me a love letter from the CA Dept of Revenue asking for $1100 or so. Most of that was 9% interest on a small tax error from years prior. They REALLY love you long time.

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    3. It's worse now than then.

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    4. My wife will be required to pay Kommiefornia state income tax on her retirement because she "earned it" while she lived in Kommiefornia.

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  2. A way to combat those who would but for the sake of their DNA otherwise wind up as losers would be to limit the amount anyone can inherit.

    This commie idea was proposed by one of my very few liberal friends. "If we limited inheritance to $2 million, then we wouldn't end up with idiots like Paris Hilton,' my liberal buddy opined.

    My first knee jerk question was 'who would get everything over the $2M when the rich guy croaks?'

    'The government,' the liberal buddy replied without hesitation.

    'And this would solve this horrible Paris Hilton problem we have?' I doggedly asked.

    'Yup.'

    This is why I have so few liberal friends.

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    1. I'm not for government involvement in that situation. I just feel that handing big money to children or grandchildren can curse them. You turn them into drones.

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    2. I get your point, but it didn't turn Trump or his kids into drones.

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    3. Of course, I don't believe they just got a huge chunk of money all at once.

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    4. Which proves the Trump family are smarter than average.

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    5. They didn't inherit, they earned. There's a difference. Also getting money to start a business that you make wildly profitable is a good thing. Sometimes you even fail. That's not at all what I'm suggesting.

      The problem is that many people simply hand children/grandchildren money without teaching them to work and it does them no favors. IMHO.

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    6. Inherited money simply amplifies the character of the recipient: if the recipient is a good person of modest means and a good work ethic, then the additional resources makes them a good person of wealth, and they will do good things with their blessings. Conversely, if the recipient is a worthless asshole who's broke, this inheritance will make them a worthless asshole with money, who will not have that money for very long.

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  3. Interesting Baal connection -- the veil between the worlds begins to slip...

    Wasn't Putin nominated for the Confucius Peace Prize, by China, in 2011?

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    1. I may need to research the Confucius Peace Prize. That's the first that I heard of it. Barack is popular overseas (just ask him). I wonder why the Chinese wouldn't give the prize to him?

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    2. Because he's such a peacemaker. Good point.

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    3. He likes getting those medals, and that recognition because the emperor thinks that he's wearing clothes. hahaha

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  4. What was the old mantra? Three generations from shirt sleeves to shirt sleeves???

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    1. I think that is also some sort of Chinese proverb.

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  5. We need a #jupiterlivesmatter or maybe a #jovianlivesmatter.

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    1. #spacealienlivesmatter or #UFOlivesmatter would also work.

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