As The World Turns

We’ve got ourselves a situation here. First, we have a football blog with no football to discuss. Second, we have a football blog with no football to discuss. And thirdly, there’s no football to discuss.

We could discuss world events, but they’re even more depressing than a non-existent football universe. Japan, for instance, seems headed toward being officially declared as the world’s first toxic waste site land mass. An entire culture of people might be on the verge of extinction. Radioactive fumes from that area are now wafting over the western United States and sprinkling down upon the land and citizens residing there. Which is most of us. Whether this will destroy the agricultural industry in California and to what extent it will poison the citizens and the land irreparably has yet to be determined. And you can be sure the government will not tell us the truth about it, either. Not good, folks.

Denial is usually not a healthy mentality, but when there’s nothing you can do about something, denial becomes a sedative. That’s how we generally spend our lives dealing with the ultimate owie — death. We deny it’s nearness, it’s eventuality. We hand its portrayal off to movie stars and video games, dulling ourselves to its reality.

At any rate, this site normally leaves the depressing news to other sites and other media. With no football to discuss, however, maybe it’s okay to depart from form for a day and open the floor to anybody who has two cents to offer about world events. Hopefully, the discussion won’t turn into a Republicans vs Democrats, or Conservatives vs Liberals wrangle, but an educative effort at understanding the mess going on and where it’s all headed or just what we all feel about it.

My own two cents is that it is far less important who is doing things so much as what is being done. World wide conspiracy theories are encouraged. Go ahead, let out the Bilderberger/Masons/Illuminati harbored deep in your private think tank. Personally, this H.A.A.R.P. enterprise is very ominous, and so is the collection and storing of the world’s food seeds by Bill Gates and friends. Toss in the vast bunkers in India at the base of the Himalayas where the Rockefellers go for vacations and you can see that no cockeyed theory is too dangerous to admit to now. I won’t even get into the 25 levels of Top Secret above the admitted Top Secret. The Cosmos Level boys. Don’t even tempt me.

Or maybe there’s just nobody left out there who is logging onto a football blog where there isn’t any football news. In which case, the comment section will be pretty much empty today, just like yesterday. And tomorrow we’ll resume discussion of “Dez Bryant: Super Star Mall Rat.”

Have at it, Outsiders. Try to keep the cussing tasteful and the thoughts informative. We’re all in this stew together.



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10 comments on “As The World Turns
  1. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Careful what you wish for, Skeebs.

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs- We are all animals and animals have one rule, survival of the fittest. That is the kismet of the animal world. The only difference between the animals we consider animals and us is we have much higher reasoning power. We use money as what we hunt with. The more money one has the more hunting you can do. When masses hunt so well that they overpopulate tings can get overlooked. For example, a drought that causes a lack of food, now what do we do, we didn’t think of that.
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    That is a minor hiccup in the grand scheme of things. When one place has a drought, another does not. So what do we do as successful hunters? We use it as an excuse to raise prices, whether it is legitimate or not. Remember, we use money to hunt.
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    What we have going on here with the nuclear problem is elementary. We have a lot of population and nobody wants to stand out in the cold. One side doesn’t want to burn coal or oil and the other wants cheap energy, more than worrying about what to burn. So both sides get some of what they want and when something bad happens it is the others fault. It is always good to have an “escape goat”. This is also excellent ammunition to use for a pending election. The side that wins the election gets more money for that term. That is successful hunting.
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    This whole problem is because we have been very successful hunters and we are now overpopulated. There will never be a single answer and there will always be repercussions. Let the debate continue as long as there is more than one opinion. Everybody wants more money.

  3. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Having said all the above, the best solution is to get rid of the Democrats and when we have successfully done that, get rid of the Republicans. We need less government and more reliance on ourselves. If it going to be it is up to me should be the attritude of the people. Unfortunaltely, the attitude is gimme Jimmy, I’ll vote for anytrhing that gets me more money.
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    There are 4 rules to a sound economy. One, sound money. Currency needs to be stable to be able to use it. This allows for a convenient standard for trading goods.
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    Two, low taxes. High taxation causes commerce to go elsewhere. It also does not allow the common people to have as much money to spend on the economy. People trading currency is what keeps an economy moving.
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    Three, rule of law. Laws have to make sense. If they don’t the people will eventually revolt. Good-bye government. But is is also important to commerce. Too many restrictions cause businesses to relocate out of the country. Less jobs means less money for the populations and all of a sudden a population looks to be overpopulated.
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    Four, a non-meddling government. The government needs to let people be people and business to do business.
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    If you look at 2, 3, and 4 you can see why we are losing jobs. We have the 2nd highest corporate taxes in the world. Actually it might be the highest now that Japan just lowered their corporate taxes 15%. We have some of the most restrictive rules in the world and our government is getting very meddling. Campanies are fleeing America. Trust me, it was not George Bush. What will happen next is we will stop having sound money.
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    Republicans are a problem but Democrats are a much bigger problem of companies moving abroad. They think the answer to everything is more government. Like Reagan said, the scary words are, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

  4. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’m going to impart some words of wisdom from a 15 year old.

    WORDS FROM A 15 YEAR OLD

    I gaze at the brilliant full moon!

    The same one, I think to myself, at which Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato gazed.

    Suddenly, I imagine to myself they appear beside me.

    I tell Socrates about the national debate over one’s right to die and wonder at the constancy of the human condition.

    I tell Plato that I live in the country that has come closest to Utopia, and I show him the Constitution.

    I tell Aristotle that we have found more than four basic elements and I show him a periodic table.

    I get a box of kitchen matches and strike one.

    They gasp with wonder!

    We spend the rest of the night lighting farts on fire.

  5. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    You’re on fire, Berger.

  6. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Q. Why did Jimmy Carter vote for Barack Obama?
    A. Because Jimmy didn’t want to be the worst President in history.

  7. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Del- I’d laugh if it didn’t seem to be so true.

  8. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Do we have a canal we can give to Libya? Maybe we could crash some helicopters in the desert if we need to rescue some hostages. Maybe O can be like Jimmy and wear a hard hat to a potential nuclear melt down. One thing is for sure, they share a propensity to watch gas prices go up and do nothng about it.

  9. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    ???

    The highest gas prices in history were under Bush II in 2008.

  10. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    But don’t let facts get in the way of your rant there, skippy.

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