But hey, while you're here, enjoy some recent Blogdrive entries:
I dont know how to feel about himEverytime i see his texts or hear his voice i turn into a lil girlI wish ididnt have to wait so long to see himBut thats not his faultI hope when he gets here we have fun and enjoy our time togetherIm not sayin it could be somethingBut i hope it isI love his personalityAnd the way he treats meWe arent even face to face yetAnd i can already tell heâ€™d be a good boyfriendBut imnot sure heâ€™s lookin to be togetherI never thought iâ€™d find him againI just decided to look for him and found him It surprised meI remember the good timesHe is so sarcasticAnd i remember how shy he used to be Which was attractive to meBut hes not shy anymore so he saysEither way it wouldnt matter to meWhat matters is that he will be there for meCuz i dont have many friends that have my backIts like the world is changing as i get olderIm more into a guy that has his priorities straight And will see me as his other halfAnd will stay with no matter what weight i am or how i lookI... (more)
The Common Ills Iraq snapshot
Iraq snapshot Saturday, August 29, 2015. Chaos and violence continue, Nineveh Province residents state US forces are engaged in on the ground combat there, the Minister of Electricity gets a pass, the press gets giddy over Haider's latest statement, Iraqi activists are being assassinated (don't look for Antiwar.com to cover it), and much more.
Starting with the farce that is reform in Iraq, August 25th, the Minister of Electricity was supposed to appear before Parliament. After no-showing, he finally appeared today. Saif Hameed (Reuters) reports Qassim al-Fahdawi, after answering questions, had the "confidence" of the Parliament and adds, "The exoneration of Fahdawi, who took office a year ago, could stir anger among protesters who complain they have yet to see tangible results from reforms announced this month by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi."
There are no results -- tangible or otherwise -- in any of Haider's announcement.
Friday saw the fools come out -- not just... (more)
Truth in Love Equality or Eradication ?
Clearly, the time has arrived for a full governmental review of immigration and multicultural legislation--not to mention the Charter of Rights and Freedoms itselfEquality or Eradication: The Future of a Multicultural Canada
Author: Brad Salzberg
Source: CanadaFreePress.com - 08.25.2015
In 1988, â€‹official multiculturalism was entrenched into â€‹the Canadian constitution, seventeen years after former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau introduced the concept to the Canadian public.
Both at time of entrenchment, and in the early 1970â€™s when the concept was first introduced, Canadians had little idea of how this piece of legislation would impact our society. Indeed, it is arguable that even in our present day -- mainly due to media and government positioning -- many Canadians are unaware of how this statute has affected our nation, and what it will mean for the future of our country.Introduced originally by Trudeau as â€śmulticulturalism within a... (more)
ReticentAlien Organized Religion/De nominations
Dismantling the Religious
Machines are used to do
repetitive or difficult work more quickly and efficiently, giving
people more leisure and free time to pursue something besides
Once upon a time a group of people saw that
a machine was needed to make something hard and difficult more easily
done. They put their heads together and came up with a handy little
machine called â€śReligion.â€ť
The Religion Machine
would make life easier for everyone they said. With the Machine, we
donâ€™t have to waste precious time relating to a real God Who loves us.
The machine would take these complex processes and break them down
into a simple three-step process that anyone could follow, reducing
God to a faceless, personless ideology of good works. The result would
be a mass-production of religious people who all spoke, thought,
acted, and believed... (more)
Financial Visions Some Thoughts About Retirement Planning ...
* People remain concerned about the Accumulation Phase of retirement planning as well they should, but always remember that as retirees live longer (M85, F88 + 5 years if married) there should be urgent consideration about the Distribution Phase as well. Whatever is your target amount for the wealth accumulation, how you withdraw it and use it for income, vacations, special buys, and health needs will impact the quality and the duration of your planned 'golden years'.
* Why do annuities seem to come up when talking to a retirement planning advisor? Several reasons come to mind. Advisors, as a rule, do not always recommend that your entire 'nest egg' go into some kind of annuity (fixed, variable, indexed fixed), but placing some of the 'nest egg' into such a plan has its merits.
A guaranteed, reasonable return with gains locked in annually coupled with guaranteed protection against loss can give the retiree a more finite value with which to work when... (more)