Category Archives: Government

In A Perfect Facebook World

Everything is a photo opt now days with everyone on FB.

It seems that everyone is sharing and posting thoughts of wisdom (and stupidity) pictures of every day, their dog or cat, even their kids. People around the world feel compelled to share almost everything they do and hope everyone hits the “like”button.

It’s almost unbelievable that FB has everyone uploading photos what they like, don’t like, where they go and what they do.

If your government asked you to do this, would you?

What about the people that share their thoughts or photos that don’t get “liked” by everyone, Is this an issue? Are we causing a new type of depression or is an old type brought out in a new social community?

Are there people on FB that feel their friends don’t care?

With the social society throwing all the “look at me”s, how many sit back and watch wishing they could live like others.

How many people have it this good to share all they do? Is it real? No one can have such a good day every day with our economy, money devalued, unemployment out of control, poverty etc… Right?

I’m not sure but I would bet there are a lot of emotional trauma and scars from being FB bashed or not getting the “likes” from their piers.
I haven’t had the pleasure, but I have seen posts where some have received hate comments and messages.

Is FB a problem on the rise? Kids and adults trying to keep up with the happy and coolest posts?
Have we created a fake society?
Have you ever heard, “oh I should Facebook that!” I think we all have.

We have all heard the comment… “I don’t need to watch soap operas, I look at Facebook!”

Have our lives become dependent on the “like” button?

With the games from FarmVille to Candy Crush to many others, how much time is spent on FB? How much time is spent looking for the best post or statement to share? What about spending time doing other things.
We are being pounded at home, work,on the road driving, unless you go to a place with no service. Then the comment comes up “why would any one want to live here!”

Is this our new reality, trying to talk with someone and they don’t hear a word because they are glued to their phone watching the latest video or looking at what’s happening on FB instead of engaging in a conversation or joining the rest of the room with their thoughts.

FB seems to be invading our lives and that is just what FB wants. Notifications on your phone, iPad, computer… Someone hits the “like” button and the phone goes off, the iPad dings, the computer honks to make sure we come back time after time.

There is much more to life than FB, spend quality time with your family and friends, the ones who really count in your life.

I guess what I’m trying to say is… You are cool. You are special. Your family thinks you are the best. You don’t need the approval or the “likes” or FB community to be special.

Oh by the way the photo is my dog “Red” please like and share I want him to be the coolest dog ever!


Joe and Jose

You have two families: “Joe Legal” and “Jose Illegal”.
Both families have two parents, two children, and live in California …or Texas ….or… Arizona ….or.

Joe Legal works in construction, has a Social Security Number and makes $25.00 per hour with taxes deducted.

Jose Illegal also works in construction, has NO Social Security Number, and gets paid $15.00 cash “under the table”.

Ready? Now pay close attention….

Joe Legal: $25.00 per hour x 40 hours = $1000.00 per week, or $52,000.00 per year. Now take 30% away for state and federal tax; Joe Legal now has $31,231.00.

Jose Illegal: $15.00 per hour x 40 hours = $600.00 per week, or $31,200.0 0 per year. Jose Illegal pays no taxes. Jose Illegal now has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal pays medical and dental insurance with limited coverage for his family at $600.00 per month, or $7,200.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $24,031.00.

Jose Illegal has full medical and dental coverage through the state and local clinics and emergency hospitals at a cost of $0 per year. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal makes too much money to be eligible for food stamps or welfare. Joe Legal pays $500.00 per month for food, or $6,000.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $18,031.00.

Jose Illegal has no documented income and is eligible for food stamps, WIC and welfare. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal pays rent of $1,200.00 per month, or $14,400.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $9,631 .00.

Jose Illegal receives a $500.00 per month Federal Rent Subsidy.
Jose Illegal still has $ 31,200.00.

Joe Legal pays $200.00 per month, or $2,400.00 for car insurance. Some of that is uninsured motorist insurance. Joe Legal now has $7,231.00.

Jose Illegal says, “We don’t need no stinkin’ insurance!” and still has $31,200.00.

Joe Legal has to make his $7,231.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, etc..

Jose Illegal has to make his $31,200.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, and what he sends out of the country every month..

Joe Legal now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part time job after work to make ends meet.

Jose Illegal has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family.

Joe Legal’s and Jose Illegal’s children both attend the same elementary school. Joe Legal pays for his children’s lunches, while Jose Illegal’s children get a free, government sponsored lunch.
Jose Illegal’s children have a free after school ESL program.
Joe Legal’s children go home to an empty house.

Now, when they reach college age, Joe Legal’s kids may not get into a State School and may not qualify for scholarships, grants or other tuition help, even though Joe has been paying for State Schools through his taxes, while Jose Illegal’s kids “go to the head of the class” because they are a minority.

Joe Legal and Jose Illegal both enjoy the same police and fire services, but Joe paid for them and Jose did not pay anything.

Do you get it, now?

If you vote for or support any politician that supports
illegal aliens… you are part of the problem!
Who is the dummy? Jose or Joe………WRONG WE ARE!!!!
We need to keep this going–we need to make changes ASAP!

It’s way PAST time to take a stand for America and Americans!

Super Moon, Earthquakes, Dead Animals?

So here we are coming to the end of the Mayan calender – it’s the next Y2K scare in my book but who am I to say!?! I have read so many blogs that are saying, “Are you ready for the end?” or telling us all about what is going to happen. The mysterious dead fish and birds around the world.

Well I think nothing is going to happen… I will still get up drink my coffee and off to work I will go.

Whenever we have a lot of horrible natural disasters close together everyone says this is is the end is near… I have heard this so many times in my life and I am sure when my kids are old they will say the same thing, well as long as we as humans don’t blow the world to pieces or accidentally nuke the place I think we are going to be just fine.

I can say however the direction and the thinking of the people seems to be a bit off. You can take that statement in any direction you want to go so let’s start with the environment that has been put on hold – remember the oil disaster? It has seemed to just fall to the wayside, I don’t seem to hear as much about it any more. I still think if we used big windmills instead of having oil platforms in the Gulf this whole mess would not have happened.

The disaster I see unfolding is the crisis in Libya and all the countries at unrest… rebels trying to take over countries but I don’t hear of a plan or who the new governments will be. I am sure the people of these countries are hoping for the best and that is why they are all joining in and wanting change but without knowing what the change will be, Democracy, New Dictator, Maybe a democracy will be it but what if they elect the wrong group and it becomes an unruly government. A government that has bad intentions. Do I think the US needs to be involved in another war in this area of the world in my opinion No. But a a simple citizen I guess I don’t have much to say in the matter. It’s a shame that we just can’t have peace in the region.

Some say the SuperMoon had something to do with the Earthquakes that we have had and that the changing of our environment is due to this end of the world planet alignment thing happening. I myself think that this part of the world is still evolving and is just a very active part of our earth. I was reading here about 2012 and the end, take a look you might enjoy it. I just think the place in the Pacific called the ring of fire has just been over built on and places they know they shouldn’t build on they have gone ahead and done it anyway. Some of the remote regions people live there because it is paradise and fertile land but it’s still in the ring of fire and will continue to have disaster after disaster. Try Googling the Pacific Ring of Fire, it’s some very interesting reading.

I hope the rest of the world will take a look at the horrible disaster that has occurred in Japan and all the nuclear plants are revisited for safety and maybe, just maybe, we can learn that if an area no matter how nice it look or the weather is so perfect that we don’t build such dangerous buildings and power plants there.