My son is 3 years old and when I listen and ask questions about free trade and non-intervention. I ask questions about free markets and Austrian economics. I ask myself what is the true meaning of liberty.
Ron Paul Believe Again in Real Peace, Hope and a Real Future for America
Ron Paul has a dream I share it here
Ron Paul for Peace
Johann Sebastian BACH Adagio, BWV 974 - La vie passante, Christian Bobin
(ThyBlackMan.com) I would like to say the new world has not been in such a despondent state of precariousness since King Manuel I set Vasco de Gama loose of to this region from a village on the Tagus River in 1497. Although the same level of disease and pestilence may not be present, a future of slavery and servitude just might be.
I'm so happy that I could cry. They give him no time to speak, launch a smear campaign, threaten, mock, and ignore his message, and he still wins! No army can stop an idea whose time has come! He is 76 but everyoung and I'm so surprised that he is winning that I really do not know what to do. I supported Ron in 2007 with a homemade banner made out of a shower curtain, but I thought it was a lost cause. A protest in the face of unstoppable tyranny.
Set to Foo Fighters' "Walk", this seriously motivating video is the story of a country that has lost its way, and the hope for its rebirth. Endless war financed by endless debt are enslaving multiple generations and an entire planet. But there is hope. There is an awakening - and let us hope that this rising tide will water the tree of Liberty, so that our children and grandchildren can once again taste its sweet fruit.
UPDATE 9/4/11: I have accepted a position in Appleton, WI. I will be working for a well-established major retailer serving the agricultural community. I've been away from N.E. Wisconsin/ U.P. for 27 years, first with department stores in Ohio, then a chain in PA, then a family shoe store chain in St Louis. I feel like I am circling around to my roots. Coming home.
I have been asked how I landed a job, at age 53, in just 6 weeks. Well, I'd like to say it's because I'm good, but the truth is that it was the willingness to move and a bit of luck. A headhunter saw my resume on Monster or CareerBuilder the day after I posted it, and he was working on a job opening that matched my experience. The rest just unfolded.
It is sometimes hard to remember that even in the worst economic times, there is work to be done. Maybe not in your preferred field. Maybe not in your town. Maybe not at the pay you would like. But someone out there needs you, wants you, and is looking for you.
I appreciated the outpouring of concern from DPers.
I was told yesterday that I will be losing my job in about a month.
When my friends lost their jobs, I felt bad for them, and I did what I could to give them letters of recommendation and moral support. They mostly got back to work, but for some it took a couple of years. Some are still waiting. Such is the job market in the Recession.
But now I'm losing mine. Visions of bankruptcy, starvation, and homelessness haunt my mind. Losing a long term job is a real mind bender.
The Depression is in my mind. I know that, and I know I will shake myself out of it. I went through a patch of unemployment about twenty years ago and I got through it. But I was a young pup then. A scared new father. Today, my son is grown (he likes it here, so he doesn't want to leave, which is not all bad because I would feel bad if he hated it here) and I've got a couple of bucks in the bank. Not much more. I'm not going to starve...yet.
On the other hand, prospects in my industry, retail, are dim. Despite the happy news from Washington, lots of retailers are hanging on by their fingernails. They might be doing volume, but they ain't making no money. That's the payback for thirty years of retail overbuilding encouraged by low interest rates and municipalities jiggering the system so they can collect another dime in sales tax. Now there is no financing, no customers, no way to make payroll and rent, and no way out but bankruptcy and liquidation.
It's time to shift gears, I guess. Get out of reselling. Get into making stuff. I'm good at smoked salmon. I build some kick-butt wooden kayaks and canoes. I'm pretty good as a handyman, though I think every guy who ever lost a job has thought of that one. I'm also a pretty good talker. If I can convince a wild-eyed liberal to support Ron Paul, then I can sell proverbial ice cubes to proverbial Eskimos.
There, I'm starting to feel better. Ratchet up my backbone, put on my shirt and tie, and go do my job as best I can while I still have one, and at the same time work my contacts for job lead
Word is, Huckabee has hired 260 bloggers and is trying to capture the same internet success as Ron Paul. Therefore, I thought we should compare and contrast him to Ron. Along with articles such as the one about the global warming cap, here is another that should enlighten some.