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pine_the_only
20 September 2007 @ 02:30 pm
For the first time in 31 years the Canadian dollar is worth the same as the US dollar. Time go to back to an assets systems. RON PAUL 2008!!!
 
 
pine_the_only
19 November 2006 @ 02:18 am
The apartment is more empty than it has been in months, literally and figuratively. It's time for the healing process to begin.
 
 
pine_the_only
19 April 2006 @ 08:44 pm
I completely agree with the graph stating there is a direct correlation between gas and Bush. Americans are self-centered, greedy, egotistical dick. We're preactically surrounded on all sides by water. Mexico and Canada and water. We have barely any cares in the world other than ourselves. Even though I firmly believe this is not the only cause for Bush's ratings (which I will go into in a second) it's probably his easiest to take care of. It's pretty well known that we can't really control what OPEC says or does. But let's look at some fact. Gas is now 3.00 in Athens which is higher than it was after Katrina. Actually it's the highest it has ever been in Athens except during Carter with inflation included. Anyways, gas per barrel is not as high as its highest point within the last year, but it's more expensive?

Gas stations are that total definition of an oligopoly, which is just as illegal as a monopoly. I hope I don't have to go into what an oligolopy is. Ever wonder why all gas stations have the same price or near the same price in a town? There ya go. It's illegal and action needs to be taken again these businesses and chains because there really isn't many mom and pop gas stations left which you might notice tend to have MUCH cheaper gas than places like Exxon or Speedway or Texaco, etc. Their actions are against the law. No one ever talks about this. There, not an easy remedy and not a total remedy but it could lower gas prices.

Now for gas not being the only problem. You didn't take into account separate polls for war, economy, etc. While those approval ratings aren't as low as Bush's general ratings, they are still in steep decline. The Iraq war is a funny one because it has a personal stake different than that of gas. Hundreds of thousands of American kids (hey they're younger than I am, they're kids) are serving in Iraq and they have families and friends back here. Those ratings remain higher because by not supporting the war there is a misconception one is not supporting their son, daughter, friend, whatever. You also have people pro war because they stick with whatever Bush decides to do and you have the people who think the war is actually a good thing. So the Iraq war numbers continue to remain higher than Bush's overall because of a twist in personal stake. So once again, it's a little more about themselves than the president just in a different way.

Let's see, what else? I think that about covers it. Of course all I see is a graph and no research, methodology, or anything worthy of being noted as a scientific study on the graph but I'll let that one slide. I'll post this as a separate post as well. I'm not gonna proof read this since I am in a hurry so some words may sound out of order or be horribly spelled.
 
 
pine_the_only
11 March 2006 @ 06:11 pm
Milesovic was found dead in his cell today in case anyone missed the headlines on every news source. I now see a bunch of headlines claiming the families of his victims feel justice will not be served. Ok now I'm not sure what political stance this is other than my own.

This man has been on trial for 5 years already (expect the same from Sadam), justice was never going to be served. There were so many hangups in the trial from people marching in on the courts and demanding if Milesovic is going to be tried for crimes against humanity so should other world leaders including their courts to Milesovic's health in general. This is best justice was going to get in this case. He's dead and is probably facing a worse jury and excutioner than any of us can imagine.

Coming from someone whose family was victimized by mass genocide, it's best he's dead. Unfortunately, it looks like he didn't kill himself.

I'm curious to know your thoughts on this:

1)Was justice served?
2)Would justice have been served if he didn't die while in Jail?
3)Would this case have just been tied up in court forever?
4)Any other thoughts you might have.

P.S. I know there's a lot of talk about how Clinton ordered troops to topple Milesovic just to get the press off the Lewinski thing. Ask someone from Bosnia or Albania if it was a good decision to strike or not.
 
 
 
 
pine_the_only
03 March 2006 @ 02:35 pm
I would like to share the wisdom of one Jon Falk

"George Bush's approval rating is 34%, which is lower than Abe Lincoln's during the Civil War."
 
 
pine_the_only
28 February 2006 @ 04:32 pm
Anyone Interested?
Alright, here's the deal; I'm tired of hearing about everyone else's travel abroad plans or past experiences or looking at their yahoo photo album pictures where each one is a new country.

Anyone interested in this?

5-6 countries
4 - 5 days in each country
Rail pass it through Europe.

Here are a list of places I'm thinking:
SCOTLAND
London
Italy
France
GERMANY or AUSTRIA
Switzerland
Prague
GREECE
possibly throw Quebec in on the way back for a few days

The rail pass is $900. Sounds a little pricey but the cost of flying to all these places would be terrible. Flying from and to Columbus might be $1000 - 1500. What do you think? Those in CAPS are a definite. 2 or 3 more are negotiable. Any takers? I really don't wanna go alone. Oh yeah and definitely hostelling it up along the way.
 
 
pine_the_only
31 January 2006 @ 09:52 pm
I'm late to this

Increasing Math and Science classes: RETARDED! This moves us further toward mindless zombies than the No Child Left Behind Act (which I have an entire opinion on since I worked for a public broadcasting station) already has. If you have read any education studies, you will find PROOF that measuring the success of students by standardized test scores is a horrible way to go and removes diversification in schools and leaves students further behind when applying for college and graduate school. No one can seriously argue this is a good idea; all you have to do is read.

I'm sure his ban on cloning includes stem cell research. To anyone who thinks you need a fertalized egg or an aborted fetus to conduct this research is wrong as well. And if someone is gonna abort a fetus, at least it could be used to possibly save a life.

I'm holding him to real progress in new feul to his 6 year promise.

Nice Lincoln/Slavery reference. Someone who studied the civil war only through elementary school. Maybe there should be history along with these math and science classes.
 
 
pine_the_only
26 January 2006 @ 01:44 pm
Ok people might hate me for this but I just gotta get this off my chest. I am watching a CNN video about conduct on American Idol (it's currently paused). I go to CNN.com everyday and watch most of the streaming video they have. Let me sum this up for you so far, apparently the American Idol judges are making comments that are "un-pc" upsetting gays and races. However, there is another group that is upset and that is the National Association of American Fat Acceptance. WHAT?! Shut the fuck up! I can't believe these people would form a group to be accepted because they are fat and too lazy to do anything about it. Seriously, get off your ass and hit the gym...walk through the McDonald's drive0thru instead of driving through it...whatever. Get up and do something! America is one of the most obese countries in the world and we allow this group to exist and it probably gets government subsidies...my taxes. Gay or race can't be changed but you can lose weight.

I personally have no problem with overweight people unless it's the ones that complain about being fat and don't do anything about it. But I also have a problem with people who form a group because they're too lazy to do anything about being fat. Those who are fat and comfortable with it show acceptance by showing being obese does not bother them and think it's beautiful. I am totally cool with that. Look at Ruben who won American Idol; he's a big guy. Stop whining. I understand there is a status quo for how people should look as a celebrity. I have two degrees in communications so I know all about it so I don't wanna hear it if you have something to say about this post. I used to be MUCH heavier than I am now and I busted my ass to lose the weight. All you need is an hour a day 3-4 days a week and to be more careful of what you eat. You or the people in this group don't have an hour? There are 24 in a day and I find it hard to believe every hour is occupied especially when you're conducting interviews about how you just wanna be accepted for being lazy. Damn...seriously.
 
 
pine_the_only
06 January 2006 @ 02:23 am

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