May 31, 2012
Frederick Douglass, Military, Quote
At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed. Oh had I the ability, and could reach the nation’s ear, I would, pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach, withering sarcasm, and stern rebuke.”
–Frederick Douglass (1852)
May 30, 2012
Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Economics, Politics, Society
Thanks to https://www.facebook.com/whatsdabizniz for the inspiration to this point of view.
Who are the Koch brothers?
They are two ultra-conservative billionaire siblings who are attempting to flood the upcoming election with over $100 million in negative ads to beat President Barack Obama and other Democrats. they are also major contributors of the Tea Party, the new voter ID laws that aim to oppress the minority and elderly vote and the ‘Stand Your Ground’ law.
It’s understood that everyone has a right to their political views but the Koch brothers are using money given by (poor) consumers and minority groups to oppress citizens. We should no longer allow consumer dollars to advance conservative views and political agendas.
It’s time to boycott Koch consumer products!
Products owned by Koch Brothers:
- Angel soft toilet paper
- Brawny paper towels
- Dixie products
- Mardie Gras products
- Quilted Northern paper products
- Soft’n Gentle paper products
- Sparkle napkins
- Vanity Fair products
- Zee napkins
Angel Soft product
Brawny paper product
Vanity Fair product
May 29, 2012
Philosophy, Quote, Society
In the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”
—Bertrand Russell (philosopher)
May 25, 2012
Crime, Scam, Society
A Brooklyn, New York man, Thomas Parkin, for 6 years posed as his dead mother in order to cash her Social Security checks. He would wear women’s clothes and a wig to do it. He was sentenced for 13 years in prison.
Parkin dress as woman
Now where would a guy get the idea to wear women’s clothes to pretend to be a woman?
Tyler Perry as Medea
May 24, 2012
Email, Internet, Scam, zobop republic
It’s amazing how much spam e-mail I get. It’s nothing but a scam. Read for your self.
From e-mail : Fred Johnson <email@example.com>
For Your Attention,
We have received your instruction to remit your Outstanding Inheritance Payment of
Eighteen Million Six Hundred Thousand USD to your business representative’s bank account
American National Bank of Texas
Account Name: Jackson Earl
Checking Routing Number: 111802519
Account Number: 305914911
Swift Code: CHASUS32
We shall complete the remittance processes within 72 working hours from Monday and shall
forward to you the Payment Confirmation Slip for your perusal.
We are sorry for the delay and hitches you must have passed through in realizing your
payment to this day.
Congratulations in advance.
Mr. Frederick Johnson
May 23, 2012
Power, Self Development, Society, zobop republic
Can the power of the dark side be relevant in “reality”?
Peace is a lie. There is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
through victory my chains are broken.
Can this philosophy be used for our self-improvement/development?
Those who use dark side are also bound to serve it . To understand this is to understand the underlying philosophy of the Sith.”
“The dark side offers power for power’s sake. You must crave it. Covet it. You must seek power above all else, with no reservation or hesitation.”
“The [Dark Side] will change you. It will transform you. Some fear this change.”
If you want “true power” you have to embrace the transformation. The conceits of compromise, mercy, compassion, loyalty must be done away with to claim what’s rightfully yours. Succumbing to these traits — you’ll be dragged down by your own weakness.
Those who accept the power of the dark side must also accept the challenge of holding on to it.”
This sounds like a tall order. I assume most people are not up to the challenge.
Knowledge is power!
May 22, 2012
Business, Capitalism, Chicago, Economics, Government, Law Enforcement, Politics
Chicago became a ghost town over the weekend. Citizens either left the city or stayed indoors. It also hurt business; hotels and restaurant occupancy was down. Mayor Rahm Emanuel bragged that the NATO summit would bring business to Chicago. Who does he think he’s kidding? Businesses use economic blackmail, threaten to leave city, to get tax breaks out of the city coffers.
And, who the hell is Black Bloc? I never heard of them until recently and it seems like they’ve been around. Well, at least the Chicago police department avoided a repeat of the 1968 riots. Good for them!
I guess Chicago can get back to normal now… to the city that doesn’t work!
May 19, 2012
Business, Internet, Privacy, Society
Thanks to web portals like Facebook, Yahoo, Google, etc., there is a new business model for the 21st century.
If you’re not paying for it, you’re not the customer. You are the product.