Some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That’s about one in nine people on earth. The vast majority of the world’s hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 percent of the population is undernourished.
I read that today and cried.
What is spent on nuclear weapons?
As hundreds of millions of people across the globe go hungry, the nuclear-armed nations spend close to US$300 million a day on their nuclear forces.
I read that and laughed.
I know it’s unrealistic, even naive, to imagine spending that Thirty Seven cents a day on food to save 11% of the world, but I bet I could do it. You buy the large sizes you’d be amazed what you can save. Coupons, store membersips, points back if you use that “What’s in YOUR wallet card,” I mean, you buy rice by the hundred metric ton you’re down to 2 cents a serving. Beans, lentils, believe me, I’ve fantasized about this for years.
Get these people healthy, put ’em to work, make consumers out of them, a credit rating, ATM cards, the world economy would be booming.
today I ask the greatest question that faces the American People…
What country are YOU gonna move to unless a last minute surprise dark horse write in candidate sweeps tomorrow? and my followup question: Who the hell is BillPurkins.com?
I enjoy lending books to people, even though I know I’ll never get them back.
Money is almost the same, but sometimes I find I could use it down the road and lament my shrugged off ignorance and or non-enforcement of the meaning of the word “borrow.”
On the other end of transactional disappointments are broken commitments, probably the toughest. They prove to be the most painful, but are really only examples of something you never had to begin with. We want to blame but we really can’t. You never know another’s heart. Unless they are thieving, lying scumbags, or maybe just insane. So hard to be sure, though.
That’s why excuses suck. They are based in truth, and no one wants the truth, nor appreciates it. Unfortunately we can’t really precede every human action of intended outcome with a laundry list of qualifying IFs. Nothing would ever happen.
So we fling our tortillas like Frisbees as far as we can from the shore, sailing across the sea, but eventually, they are still but bread cast upon the water, and while nobody orders a soggy taco, sometimes you still gotta eat one.
Lower animals are operating at an instinctual level, hindbrain instruction set. Sort of like a computer’s operating system or Hardware level logic.
Higher-level machines, if you will, and pardon me for the computer analogy but it really does work for humans the more we understand the brain, more and more of the decision-making process is occurring in random access memory. Not to say that we are pre-programmed into not have free will but rather we have any number of life experience programs or experiences that help us decide what to do when we encounter similar circumstances, or data input if you will, and not only do we have the free will to choose which of those instruction sets our best fit to handle a given set of criteria, we also have the ability to write their own programs. Scary, huh?
watch the pulsating venn diagram move across the bell curve…
the world is too big to grasp, the grand universal consciousness that is fed by the dying zinc spark with out entire life flashed before our eyes at the moments just before death so our entire memory is loaded into the next step of existence…
chew on that sentence above if you will… this is part 2 of it all…
my particular flash today is the family consciousness, almost godfather like, la familia, or is it famiglia, i’ll find out, but not in a first draft, okay?
the members change, the old pass away, the newborns come, blood in, blood out, lifetime membership guaranteed, you don’t get to vote anyone in or out, it’s the work of DNA and daddy’s birthday without a condom, or planned parenthood, fertility clinics, missing the pill, just letting it happen, yes, some people DO just fuck anymore…
like our own bodies regenerate cells so we are physically brand new every xx number of years? the family unit at large does so at a higher level, bound by blood.
i wish I’d known this and understood it when I was a kid.
why do our lives flash before our eyes just before we die?
Heard and read a lot of theories on this. Here’s mine. I have no offer of proof, just logic, perhaps. It’s a theory, anyway, and I can’t disprove it either. Like Einstein said about non-locality, which he called “Spooky Action at a Distance,”
“I don’t like it, but I can’t disprove it.”
If you’ve read about the zinc flash spark of life supposedly documented, recorded, even photographed, filmed, at the moment of conception when the sperm contacts, penetrates, enters, fertilizes the egg, thus conceiving a human embryo, and consider that that might suggest that conception is truly the beginning of life, it’s not too far a leap to say that when that spark goes out is the moment of death. Exactly such has been suggested by scientists, theologians and philosophers on hearing the zinc flash news in the Spring of 2016.
Further to that, because of the physical law of conservation of energy and matter, some now believe that our consciousness, whatever that electrical existence that spark represents and administers or harbors or hosts might well be conserved in some form as it merges into the great universal consciousness, or maybe just into the drapes or behind the couch with the dust bunnies. Who knows?
My thought now is that perhaps the reason for the rapid encore performance of every little and or great thing of our life’s memory bank flooding our attention in perhaps the briefest of time spans possible is
so our entire human experience is then in our conscious memory, not unlike the available random access memory of a powerful computer, and by bringing it all to center stage in one final bow, we might add our entire life experience to the great consciousness
Nearly half of American households have landlines today.
So? Landlines are old age technology. Telephone companies no longer even build new switching facilities, and the switches themselves are no long even made.
So what? Here’s what. Landlines used to be a crucial part of our nation’s infrastructure. There were telephone directories that were all under one umbrella, an information source to go to to get ahold of nearly everyone in America.
Now? Many people don’t even know their OWN cell phone numbers, let alone anyone else’s, even their relatives and closest friends. We point and click to contact people.
And the landlines remaining? Most of the calls I receive and this seems to be the case with most of the people I know, are robocalls, recorded sales pitches and scams, or old-fashioned sales pitches with a human on the other end, some unfortunate person who needs the job and we feel sorry about hanging up on, either that, more and more often, they are from people with strange accents and a couple of English lessons under their belts, and who the hell buys anything from THEM? No one.
But what we’re really buying and encouraging or if not encouraging, allowing, to happen is the erosion of one of our country’s vital communications networks, people talking with real people that they know and trust.
Not too far a stretch to think that no one has ever made a sale from those far off incomprehensible boiler rooms and that perhaps the real reason they are calling is to further deteriorate America’s landline network value, until it is as worthless as an old fashioned AM car radio.
Anyone got a phone number for ISIS?
(and that’s my cell phone)