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June 29, 2010 in Uncategorized by Timbuk3 | 7 comments
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Uniformityville_horror on July 1, 2010 at 8:10 am
He is right on the money on that one. But he doesn’t say these control mongers own some more than others.
I don’t sign covenants to buy a house and live in a neighborhood. I simply won’t accept that.
I use banks as little as I can and pre-pay most things.
I can live on almost nothing, if I have to. I have enough books and DVDs to last a life-time.
I love to grow my own food.
I don’t eat meat that much. However, I am ready to have my own chickens, if necessary.
I refuse to view the news on anything other than the internet, where I personally control what news source to choose from. So while you all are filled with images of the gulf and oil, I have yet to view the photos. If I am not personally there, I am not sure any of it really exists in the first place.
I try as hard as I can to limit visits to places like Wal-mart.
I will NOT be owned.
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Timbuk3 on July 1, 2010 at 10:21 am
I do most of the same things you list, here. I also plan trips to save gas, use CFLs everywhere possible, and recycle. My favorite “day off” activity is hiking in the woods, which is both free and has no carbon footprint (other than the gas to get to the trail head).
I did have to sign a covenant when I bought my house, but the homeowner’s association is lax in enforcing it. I pay $200 bucks/year, and this covers snow removal and mowing of common areas. It’s not so bad, but I would like to move to the country, some day. I say, only half in jest, “I want to be able to walk out my back door naked and shoot a gun.”
Uniformityville_horror on July 1, 2010 at 3:41 pm
Time to move to the country. Been thinking about it myself.
For some reason, i do no find this downturn terribly depressing. I think it is a cleansing process.
Timbuk3 on July 2, 2010 at 10:34 am
I’m more than a little bummed about the way the unemployed are being treated. It’s harder for me to talk about, because I’m currently collecting unemployment, so can be perceived as “having a dog in this hunt”. In reality, I don’t expect to exhaust the basic 26 weeks, and even if I do I’ll be “good” for a long while after that. But if what I’m hearing is true, 200K people PER WEEK are being put out on the street, losing COBRA insurance, and otherwise going from spending every cent they take in to having nothing. This is NOT going to help the economy.
There are times when I wonder if Alvy isn’t right, we should just let the fucker burn and hope we’re around when the fires go out.
Teabaggers seem to think they’re the only ones with guns. Put a few million people into a no-win situation, while making sure the economy gets worse not better, and it could get REAL crazy around here.
What the GOP (and Ben Nelson) are doing is insane. The GOP wants the country to fail when they’re not in power. Absolutely un-American and mean-spirited, but at least understandable. But Ben Nelson only wants to get re-elected by a reddish-purple state with low unemployment. NONE of them are thinking of what’s best for the country.
Uniformityville_horror on July 2, 2010 at 2:47 pm
But we will all know that bush created the fall with two unnecessary wars,… or rather, one war and one illegal invasion/occupation.
Timbuk3 on July 2, 2010 at 5:19 pm
And a tax cut for bazillionaires.
Uniformityville_horror on July 3, 2010 at 3:49 pm
Yeah, like they really rolled that gift over to us. No trickle down. No nothing.
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