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America the great … We lead the world in ….


Here are some of the things us American are amazing at we lead the world in:

  • Number of obese people
  • Soda consumption
  • Hours spent watching TV
  • Mental disease
  • Divorce
  • One person households
  • Car thief’s
  • Motor vehicle death rates
  • Time spent in traffic
  • Trade deficit
  • Student loan debt
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… to get out of my student debt

  • Mortgage debt
  • Credit card debt
  • Illegal immigration
  • Outrageous security measures
  • Incarcerated citizens per capita
  • Reported rape
  • Reported murder
  • Total crimes
  • Money given to fake charities
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  • Amount of laws
  • Teen pregnancy
  • STD rate
  • Pornography production
  • Protesters that chant “Hail Satan”
  • Percentage of women taking antidepressants

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  • Total prescription drug consumption
  • Illegal drug use
  • Military / military spending
  • Exports of arms
  • Nuclear test
  • Money spent on elections
  • Plastic surgery performed
  • Amount of lawyers
  • Government waste (For example, the U.S. State Department spent $630,000 to get more Facebook “likes” between 2011 and March 2013.)
  • National debt (18.1 Trillion)
  • Mass Shootings (55 in 2015 so far that killed 3 or more people)
  • Total number of civilian firearms and in per capita ownership of small firearms
  • Energy use per person

….So America the great huh ….

So when you ask, “What makes America greatest country in the world?” I don't know what the FUCK you're talking about!

So when you ask, “What makes America greatest country in the world?” I don’t know what the FUCK you’re talking about!

Sources:

TheTruthWins.com

WallStreetJournal.com

GunPolicy.org

NationMaster.com

ShootingTracker.com

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The Perfect Customer


The perfect customer is dissatisfied but hopeful, uninterested in serious personal development, highly habituated to the television, working full-time, earning a fair amount, indulging during their free time, and somehow just getting by.

Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed

Source – (great article worth the read.)

Banksy

Go to work, send your kids to school, follow fashion, act normal, walk on the pavement, watch T.V. save for old age, obey the law, then repeat after me: “I am free!”

I have been feeling a need to disconnect, unplug, just walk away from it all and live life carefree scooping ice cream on a beach somewhere. Could it just be because it is summer time and I live in Washington and I am starting to occasionally crave sunshine, or is it just because we were never meant to live a life filled with a 40+ hour work week. Having a job is something to be proud of don’t get me wrong, it is a great accomplishment that you deciphered the code of the system we all grew up in and cracked it! Passed schooling and landed a job you did it! So why do I have all this money and no time to enjoy it with the people I am making all the money for. I’m at a strange point in my life and I have to ask the question, am I alone in this feeling? Do other people share this same feeling or am I just another millennial that feels like work sucks and play is much more fun? Things are just not fair and sometimes I just have the overwhelming feeling to stomp my feet like a child, simply because that is all I can do about the situations that really anger me.

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It Is How It Is…But Is It Really Though?


Angry, confused, changed, helpless, enlightened, alone, overwhelmed, excited, open minded….

These are just a few of the emotions that have passed through me recently yet I haven’t had the motivation to put it into words. There is just so much going on and so much to talk about that it seems almost impossible to focus on one subject and just have at it. I have had this overwhelming feeling, like we are on the edge of something great and I don’t want to have my head down blinders on just moseying around mindlessly like another drone through life when it happens.

I hear people say things like “this isn’t how humans are supposed to be living” with so much of the day wasted behind a desk under artificial lights. “LIVE DAMN YOU LIVE.” But we can’t. We aren’t allowed to, or for most of us, don’t have the means to do so. I keep feeling this void that can’t be filled with materialistic things that can be bought, with good job security and decent pay. It can’t be filled with vacations and getaways, it can’t even be filled with the joys of family and love. So what then can fill it?

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So many of us feel that same void and try to fill it with sex, drugs, drinks, and simple distractions that the media told us would make us happy and then we think something is still wrong with us when we are not happy with these things we have filled our life with. The things they told us we should be filling our life with in order to finally catch that dream we have been chasing our entire lives. Once we acquire all the things and we have people in our lives that make up happy…. then what? What is it that we are missing?

Time.

Time to live. That’s what we are missing. The time to actually enjoy all the things we spent our entire lives trying to gather and retain. We shouldn’t be forced to wait until we are 65 to enjoy all that life and leisure time have to offer us. We spend the better parts of our day dedicated to going to work, am I supposed to be happy there? We get home and continue with the stresses of todays daily life at home because we have to now spend that money we worked so hard for on the bills that keep the lights on at home and keep all the machines I’ve bought to entertain or assist me running, but does that make me happy?  Then I finally get 2 days away from work only to return again for another 5, repetitively for 50 years so that I can one day  afford to die in a nice retirement home instead of under a bridge somewhere, is that supposed to make me happy and give me peace of mind? To know I am making enough money to die is defiantly a load of my shoulders….

There is so much corruption and greed in the world that it sometimes feels like there is no alternative to being a drone unless you want to be homeless and hungry under that bridge they are burying you under.

I have started reading books that take my mind to another level of consciousness so that maybe in some realm I can find some bit of happiness. One of them I would highly recommend is “Biocentrism – How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe” Though I might warn you its one of those books that after you finish it you kind of look at everyone else as if they are stuck in some illusionistic reality, almost as if you are Neo from the Matrix and you have seen the true reality that no one else can see yet. Its like being in on a secret only you and the author know and your looking at everyone else like they are mindless sheep just following along without asking a single question about life throughout their entire existence.

So now that I know this, what do I do with this new found knowledge? I thought about sharing it but explaining it without sounding like a total loon is pretty hard. Trust me, start reading a few pages of the book I mentioned and you will quickly see that explaining it is like explaining color to the blind. Is it possible that on the journey to discovery, enlightenment and interconnectedness that we somehow feel more alone than ever.

I’m also reading a book called Revolution, which is exactly what we are in need of. An enlightenment, a wake-up call, a realization that everything is not ok, its not going to be ok and nothing is ever going to be the same again.

So what do we do about it? I don’t know, hence the emotions I stated earlier. I can’t be the only person that thinks something is very wrong on a much more grandiose global scale as well as a more intimate internal scale, and with the combination of them both it feels like everything is bound to go nowhere. I brush that feeling off only because I see there are others out there with the same feeling and same questions, seeking the same answers.


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How’s This For An Argument


Why do I feel like no one has every thought of things this way before….. but what if…

Evolution

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…. Let the comments begin I’m sure I will never hear the end of this post. I feel like it needed to be said though because everyone always picks a side but what if there were no sides to pick?

What if we are all on the same side and had nothing to fight about at all?

Evolution VS God Documentary 

 

 


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Job Creation and Climate Change


I watched the documentary called “Years of Living Dangerously” and it really amazed me that there was a group of people who are fighting against climate change solutions because they believe that it will cause people in the high carbon producing industries to lose their jobs. They claim that job loss is something that our economy can’t handle. I agree, but it’s as if they completely overlooked the fact that by implementing these solutions we will be creating new jobs that never existed before.

They really think that the elimination of the high carbon producing jobs means now everyone is out of work and they will be home sitting on their couches now the world will magically be better just because the job disappeared. The people who claim they are going to “lose” their job, aren’t, they are simply going to be retrained and/or relocated to a new position involving cleaning up our carbon mess instead of creating more mess just because we are in fear of loosing our current position.

I saw a man holding a baby claiming that we need to wait for thing whole climate change thing and just concentrate on creating new jobs by letting them create a coal terminal close to him home town. All I could think to myself was “I bet he wouldn’t let his little baby grow up and work in that coal terminal.” These jobs that they are fighting to save, even if saved, these are temporary jobs. These jobs are not sustainable not for the person working them nor the planet.

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I don’t think the people who are so passionately fighting against this fully understand what they are fighting against. They think big companies and government are just coming in and trying to make everything harder for everyone by implementing new rules regulations just basically being mean, and it’s not fair. Its sounds like arguments made by a stubborn teenager with no logic supporting their argument just emotions and laziness. I know no one likes to be told what to do but their has to come a time where you are lease see that your parents are telling you not to do something because it is for your own good.

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How long will it take us to realize that the change, the rules… they are all for our own good?

Every time I watch documentaries about the issue of climate change it always blows my mind. Not the statements they make about the data found by scientist but the opinions of people who have 24 hour access to valid factual information that still believe that it is something that is made up and that is just a lie, or a conspiracy, or a belief.

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I honestly hope that it will not take an epic tragedy of some kind to wake people up. It seems like even when small-scale tragic events happen, unless you were in the epicenter you really can’t accept the scale of what really happened. And it is even harder to accept the fact that something you do halfway across the country could have an effect on what you saw on TV like hurricane Sandy for example.

The sooner we realize that it is the effect of every person turning on their car, every person throwing away and creating waste, every person spraying an aerosol can,

every person on this plant, can affect every person on this planet,

the sooner we can start doing something about it as a whole instead of waiting for an organization or program that is going to magically come into my home and change what I do every day.

We can’t afford to be stubborn teenagers, afraid, and rebellious to change.

We can’t afford to pretend like nothing is happening.

We can’t afford to wait around for someone else to do it.

When I see new cars coming out this coming year and they have little to no change on the gas mileage and only slight changes to the style and frame, I am disappointed. I know the technology is here but it seems like we move at the rate of snails when we have to accomplish something that could potentially cost billions of dollars to large corporation CEO’s.

Think about it, if they make a car that don’t run on gas how are they going to make all their money on gas?

If they make homes that can sustain themselves off the grid, how to they make money on the grid?

But no one looks at it from a positive point of view. If they would stop being greedy bastards trying to squeeze every last drop out of this coal and gas industries then they would quickly turn their attention to something that can make them more money and more jobs for longer by implementing a new way of thinking. It is the ones in charge that are reluctant to change that are keeping us in the stone ages.

We can advance our phones monthly if not more frequently it seems. We advance our computers making them faster, smaller and more efficient, on a daily basis it seems. But the fact that we still only get 30 miles to the gallon on a good day in a new car makes me really wonder what happened… where is the growth? A 1956 Jaguar Roadster gets around 17 mpg…that was almost 60 years ago…. what have you been doing since then? Today Jaguar has a 2014 car that only gets 20 mpg. (only 28 highway) What have they been doing for the past 60 years…. buffing it??

How about we create some jobs for people to figure out how we can make our cars better since we obviously have no one filling those positions at the moment…..

I just don’t see how people with families can claim they would rather wait on the climate change issues for the sake of their family. That has to be one of the most contradicting statements I have heard in a while.

In fact climate change is actually putting jobs in jeopardy just not the job they were specifically fighting for, so who cares right.

Jobs like farming and fishing are largely impacted by climate change. If we keep dumping chemicals, waste, and sewage into the ocean until all the fish die, what are the fisherman going to go catch. If we ruin all the land with pesticides and waste, how are the farmers supposed to farm? Eventually what are we supposed to eat? Eh who cares though because the guys supporting his family by working at the coal plant still have that job we saved… thank goodness for that.


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Thanks Obama


It really grinds my gears when people talk about Obama like he is the one single reason why we are in the mess we are in. Its like no one knows what it’s like to work on a team of shitty people and you’re the only one doing the work. (yeah we are the shitty people)

He is one man… that’s it … only one man….. it is going to take a nation to fix nation wide problems.
If you don’t like the way things are?
Here’s a thought, why don’t you research ways to make it better, no matter the scale of your impact, working towards solving a problem is better than just sitting around complaining about it.
No matter who we put in charge… Obama, McCain, or Clinton. (btw…like did you forget what we had to choose from… slim pickin’s) It’s like people thought we were electing a savior not a president. He hasn’t let me down because there is nothing ONE man can do to help or hurt the enormity of these problems, it will take all of us to really make a change.
There are much bigger things going wrong in this world to bitch about… find something other than Obama, he is honestly the least of your worries.

Try these issues on for size.. try bitching about something that matters:

  • Homelessness
  • Lack of Clean Water
  • Lack of Food
  • GMO Foods
  • Excess Waste in Landfills
  • Global Warming
  • Toxins from Chemtrails
  • Plastics in the Ocean
  • Extinction of Animals
  • Extinction of Places (go see them before they are gone)
  • Over Population
  • Slavery (which is still going on in some places google that shit)
  • Human Trafficking

 

I can go on forever about much more relevant high priority items on america list of things to bitch about so do me a favor and leave Obama alone, he is just one man, stop treating him like he was supposed to be a savior and he let you down. I am not telling anyone anything they don’t already know but sometime people just need to remove the stick from their ass and realize there is a bigger picture and in the event that any one of the inevitable disasters happens and you are all dying and blaming Obama just remember he will also be dying.

There is no one person that will gain from the suffering of the world so there is no point in saying that is obviously his end goal, because we all will suffer including him. No matter how much money you have, no matter if you’re a republican or a democrat, whether you’re black or white or whether you believe in Jesus or not. When the end come its going to come for all of us and it will also be because of us.

So moral of the story … stop being a racist hick trying to play the blame game and make the change you want to see happening.

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”~Mahatma Gandhi

This is how most peoples thought on the situation


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WTF FDA


Okay so I started using E-cigs (Electronic Cigarettes) or vape pen in replacement of smoking cigarettes to help me stop smoking completely …. eventually. I unlike most, didn’t do as much research as I should have before starting them. I listened to what other people had to say about them and said “sign me up!”

After I got one my mom asked me what do you really know about those though?

Good question…

I wondered why the FDA had not approved them yet and realized this has been an ongoing battle for the E-cig business. I wont go into depth about the entire history, I will just say its been going on for years and the FDA seems to keep finding reasons why they are too scared to invest in this “replacement” or whatever they would like to call the E-cigs.

WebMD tried to get some answers and all the FDA could say it that they don’t have proof of what just nicotine will do to people. They have lots of proof of what smoking cigarettes will do but they have 4,000 chemicals and 43 carcinogens that the E-cig does not.

Alright I see your point FDA … the unknown is scary…. but you know what really grinds my gears

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They did just so happen to approve this little side project that sounds an awful lot like an E-cig only its in the form of an inhaler… hhhmmm … interesting.

Nicotrol is a nicotine inhaler made by Pfizer.

But I was under the impression that the FDA didn’t want to jump on the pure nicotine replacements bandwagon because they are not tested and side effects are unknown.

Well some of the side effects from Nicotrol is headache, nausea, mouth, tooth,throat pain, cough, runny and or stuffy nose, change in taste, heartburn, hiccups, sweating, or diarrhea, and the very serious side effects, including: chest pain, confusion, severe headache, fast/irregular/pounding heartbeat, slurred speech, weakness on one side of the body I personally have never had any of these side effects from just puffing on my vape pen nor have I heard of anyone having side effects this severe from smoking a vape pen.

Also E-cig backers try to argue that it is also more environmentally friendly to because you replace parts less often than you are throwing butts out the window or into the landfills. Yet when I read about the inhaler replacement Nicotrol it says after using the inhaler for a total of 20 minutes, remove the used cartridge and throw it away. Where do they think they are throwing it? But hey Pfizer is behind it, so it must be good for ya right!

I know I can’t be the only one that thinks that is a little fishy. I don’t know everything that is going on behind the scenes but I feel like there is something they are not telling me about this E-cig battle of approval.

Here are some fun movies that highlight a little bit of the behind the scenes of what I think is really going on when things get approved and or not approved…

Love and Other Drugs (Trailer)

Thank You For Smoking (Trailer)

**These are not documentaries and are not to be interpreted as such**

 


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The Insane Rambling of a Stranger Called “Me”


I feel like I have been caught in an ocean current and I don’t know which way is up. I can’t come up for air, I just keep tumbling…..I was told by someone close to me that;

If you are ever caught in an actual ocean current then you should just ride it out, and let it carry you until you can get your bearings and find the shore. By riding the current and willingly letting it take you further out into the ocean you will have saved enough energy to swim back to shore and save yourself.

I don’t know how much longer I can tumble or how much longer I can ride it out without coming up for air. What if I can’t make it to the point where I can see the shore to see how far I have to swim before I can get myself back? No one knows I am out here, so no one knows I need to be rescued. I know I am alone in this and it is up to me to hang on and get myself out.

I almost want to just let go and let the water just take me away without a care in the world, but the fear of really losing myself somehow keeps me afloat. The pain of really letting go, outweighed the bliss of losing my fears. I am afraid to even get to the point of finding my bearing because of that moment of utter despair once you see how far are and how much you will have to work to get back. It is the strangest feeling to anticipate, dread, and yearn for the same outcome.

Trying not to acknowledge time at all I just want to ignore it until this time has passed. By counting the seconds it just makes everything seem like it is moving in slow motion. By ignoring it I’m hoping it will be over before I even realize how much time has really passed. Life seems to go by so quickly when we aren’t paying attention.

Seems like I blinked and 2 years of my life were already gone. Those years aren’t filled with regret, I just can’t believe they are gone already. Seems like my life is just passing me by and I am just tumbling being carried further and further out.

I keep trying to remind myself that things can always get worse. That is probably the only thought that is keeping my head barely above the water.

 

Drowning

 

 


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Little Smiles


I haven’t written anything in a while and if you read my last post “Lost Time” you would have a pretty good idea as to why.

Time seems to be slipping by me these days, rushing through the week just to get to the weekend and of course with the famous saying ” time flies when you’re having fun” so the weekends seem to just fly by too. Before I know it I am half way through the year and already planning for winter events.

Nonetheless there are times when “time” seems to slow down and I have a second  or two to just “smell the roses” if you will.

There are moments when I am with my significant other where I find myself with a “little smile” like I am laughing at my own inside joke. Just the little things like when we go to sleep and we perfectly form to one another and drift off, I am drifting with a little smile.

Or the moment when I walk through the door after a long day and I burst through the door and throw myself on the bed for some much-needed relief and he tells me to come over and sit next to him at our desk. A little smile comes over me because I know he wants me close to him.

When we finish each other sentence almost without even speaking decodable words just babble and grunts and somehow we honestly know exactly what the other is trying to say.

The moment when something happens to me and I want to tell the world … I reach for my phone and the only number I really want to call is his. Telling him is like telling the world to me because he is my world. He is the first thing I think about in the morning and the last thing I think about before I go to bed.

It’s these little things in my life that I truly appreciate and try to never take advantage of. One of the things that I do to try to not take advantage of the person willing to put up with my crazy ass is always saying I love you.

Even when your mad and you have been fighting all day, you better believe that before I go to bed that night I am saying I love you. Before you leave the house either in rage from a fight, or just to go to the corner store I am saying I love you. Just for the simple fact that we are not guaranteed tomorrow and no matter what you did to piss me off that day, nothing would supersedes the overwhelming emotions I would feel if I didn’t say anything and something happened. I am not going to be left alone to sing Katy Perry’s “The One that Got Away.

Well I probably sound like a school girl crushing on her high school obsession, but we have been together for almost 8 years and it just amazes me sometimes how much we still can stand each other.

I think that is what happens when you grow WITH someone and become the person you are WITH them. Because people change constantly, you can’t find the perfect person and say I will only love them as long as they stay like this forever. (not talking about looks because that will obviously change) I think if you can find someone you can grow with and change with then you have found love.

The number one excuse I hear from couples is “he changed” or she changed” but that is expected of any person. You don’t just stop maturing once you have succeeded in finding a mate. You have to be willing to love that person no matter who they want to be that day. That’s love. I found it so I know what I’m talking about. I just wanted share because I think he is the guy that all the girls are looking for and he is mine. I feel like that’s just something that needed to be shouted from the rooftops, but since I can’t get on the roof my blog will have to do.

He has dedicated a few songs to me but this one is one from me to him ❤

Ed Sheeran- “Lego House”