Keeping abreast: Hazards of picking wives based on mammary-gland size & politicians based on...
If you are a guy who is out looking for a bride who you would want to spend the rest of your life with, what qualities would you look for in a perspective life's companion? Compatibility? Sunny disposition? Common interests? Kind heart? Brains? Earning capacity? What? Remember that we're talking about selecting a wife who you will have to hold conversations with for approximately two hours a day over the course of the next 60-odd years (that's 43,800 hours) -- and even wake up next to each morning approximately 21,900 times.
All too many American males these days seem to pick their future life's companion based solely on her mammary gland size. Good luck with that one! 60 years from now, your wife's mammary glands will be a moot question, but you will still have to talk to her -- and you'd probably be bored out of your mind by that time if you have selected her for her breast size alone (or, conversely, if she had married you solely based on the look of your sexy six-pack package, she might be bored out of her mind by that time too!)
So here's some good advice, gentlemen (and ladies as well): Pick your future spouses based on the size of their minds and their hearts, not on the size of their implants!
And I wouldn't recommend Phil Robertson's method of picking wives either -- which just might land you on a sex-offender registry for the next 60 years. http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/12/29/phil-robertson-marriage-advice/ But then apparently Robertson and his duckie friends used to be just one more bunch of yuppie fraternity boys trying to break into "The Hills" until they discovered they could make more money by representing southerners as ignorant unwashed bigots. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW343K1-upo&sns=fb
And this same rule -- of seriously examining long-term consequences before making important decisions -- also needs to be applied to how we pick our politicians as well.
Selecting a congressional representative or president or governor or even local dog-catcher based solely on information you have gleaned from the Koch brothers, Citizens United and Fox News may make you feel good at the time -- but 60 years down the road when the planet has been destroyed by pollution, radiation, Endless War and climate change and you are poor as a church-mouse because there are no more unions or Social Security to protect you and your children are uneducated and starving on sweatshop wages, you will definitely look back on those elections and say, "What was I thinking!"
And also do try to apply this "Mind and Heart" rule to how we select our healthcare as well. Let's try to be more aware of what happens next, cause and effect, in this respect too, before we fall for all those pretty ads that tell us that Sutter or Humana or Blue Cross is "On Our Side" -- while behind closed doors these guys are happily screwing America's doctors, nurses and patients, people like us, for every penny of ours that they can get their hands on. http://www.nationalnursesunited.org/
Approximately 1,800 Americans die from lack of healthcare per day http://www.michaelmoore.com/books-films/facts/sicko. In the next 3,650 days, we will needlessly lose approximately 6,570,000 Americans -- stone cold dead so that CEOs of health insurance companies can own yachts. Where is the long-distance thinking here? Where is the outrage? http://www.tv.com/shows/greys-anatomy/transplant-wasteland-2676177/
When you look at the long run, only single-payer healthcare makes sense.
Bottom line: It's time to start seriously keeping abreast of our long-term hopes, goals and aspirations here in America, or else we're never gonna find any long-term happiness here either -- just an empty handful of public-relations-generated illusions and a whole big bunch of "Coulda shoulda woulda...."
PS: Another way that Americans are constantly being fooled is by having our strong sense of justice, honesty and morality turned inside-out and then used against us. If someone on TV keeps telling Americans over and over again that acts of murder, theft, lying, bigotry and greed committed in our name are actually just good Christian values, Americans naively tend to believe this. http://www.alternet.org/story/19811/a_man_of_his_words
As a whole, Americans are kind, generous and moral people who always want to do the Right Thing. But what is the right thing? Bankers who steal from both our government and their clients? Corporations who deliberately sell us junk that will kill us and happily poison our air if it saves them a buck? War profiteers who send our sons and daughters overseas to act as their personal goon-squad thugs and then send our same sons and daughters back home in a box when their usefulness is over? And racists and bigots who thump the Bible in order to justify their own evil ways?
Justice? The Ten Commandments? Freedom and patriotism and the First and Second Amendments? Most Americans believe in these things -- and so these very beliefs, the solidly-felt beliefs of good people, are constantly being used against us by Bad Guys in order to pillage and lie and steal in the name of God, apple pie and the Flag.
It's time for Americans to start keeping abreast of what is really happening to them -- not what is only supposed to be happening. And it's time for our leaders in sheep's clothing who are always talking the talk to actually start walking the walk as well -- of justice and fairness and morality -- or else go off to jail where they belong. "Thou shalt not murder, steal or bear false witness..." must apply to us all.
PPS: And speaking of breasts, apparently we ladies should also be keeping our breasts away from the Pacific ocean forevermore -- if we don't want to get cancer. Why? Toxic radiation.
Here's a video of some guy with a Geiger counter walking along a beach near San Francisco. Just watch his Geiger counter jump up from a normal reading of 34 to an outrageously-high and dangerous reading of 156 as he approaches the Pacific ocean. Please Please Please let this video be a fake! Otherwise we females here on the West Coast are clearly in big trouble. http://topinfopost.com/2013/12/26/fukushima-radiation-hits-san-francisco.
However, somebody else just wrote to tell me that I should stop worrying about radiation drifting over here from Fukushima. "Why worry about Fukushima when 47,500 55-gallon steel drums containing nuclear waste had already been dumped out near the Farallon Islands between 1960 and 1970, and there's a fair chance that those barrels might be now starting to corrode and open. So why would anyone be surprised by high levels of radiation at a beach near San Francisco? And why assume that it's coming all the way from Fukushima, more than 5000 miles away -- when so much was dumped here, just 30 miles away?" Why indeed.
We shoulda looked more closely at who we voted for 60 years ago!
Advertizements for myself: In these hard times of brutal (and illegal) corporatist ball-busting socialism-for-the-rich-only, I am doing whatever I can to make a spare dollar. Here are some of my current alternate-economy schemes that never seem to work -- but I keep hoping!
If anyone ever wants to hire me on as a travel writer (or war correspondent), "Have laptop, will travel!"
Need someone to help you throw out stuff? I'm really good at deciding what needs to be thrown out (starting with all those corporate-owned bums in Washington!)
Need an actor to play an older woman in your movie? Then I'm your man! I can portray all kinds of older women -- from judges, business execs and other insane zombies to bag ladies, cancer patients, kindly grandmothers and dying patients in rest homes. I've played them all. So send me a script and let's do this. Hollywood, here we come! Here's my reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C91uEYjLUXA
Are you a plaintiffs' attorney who is tired of writing those pesky personal injury settlement briefs all the time? No problem! I can write them for you. Years of experience. And pay me only if you win the case.
I recently got my Notary Public commission!
Need a Notary Public? Have seal, will travel. E-mail me at email@example.com and I'll stamp your document, make it official and only charge $10. Of course if you live outside of Berkeley, I may have to charge travel expenses -- but am well worth it!
I also wrote a book about going on Hajj (also included as a chapter in "Bring Your Own Flak Jacket," but this book is cheaper -- but it's worth buying them both!) My book on the Hajj is so outstanding that I bet even Christian fundamentalists will love it! Please buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/Mecca-Hajj-Lessons-Islamic-School/dp/0978615700/ref=cm_rdp_product
"Imagine a world where EVERY child is wanted, nurtured, protected and loved: World peace in one generation!"You can now buy T-shirts, coffee mugs, tote bags, truckers' caps, baby gear and/or teddy bears with this logo printed on them. They make great gifts, especially for parents and teachers. To purchase, just click here:http://www.cafepress.com/StillTWaters
"Life is a competition. The winners are the ones who do the most good deeds." You can also buy T-shirts, coffee mugs, tote bags, truckers' caps, baby gear and/or teddy bears with this logo printed on them. They make great gifts, especially for those of us who are still idealists in these troubled times. To purchase, just click here: http://www.cafepress.com/StillTWaters