10 May, 2010
Defense Secretary Gates and Senator Ron Paul, MD (p86) finally agree on something: we MUST cut military spending... it is one of the few US expenses that is expendable, whereas payouts for services such as Medicare /aid are mandatory (in total claiming over half of our annual expenditure, see pie chart below).
Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and Other MANDATORY payouts = 56%
Military "Discretionary" = 23%
"There is more oversight to the Headstart Program than the Military Defense Budget" "It is an incredible thing that we arm the world and arm the world - then look at Congress and go: 'LOOK, their weapons are almost superior to ours... we MUST do something!'."
So yeah. Holy. Fucking. Shit. If anybody needs a copy...
Credit to the great wiki gods for source material!
09 May, 2010
08 May, 2010
"As soon as you pulled away from my officer - did you realize that this is assault? Do you think we're here because we have nothing better to do? Do you know why your wife is locke dup? Because she grabbed an officer when we were arresting you - she's going to jail, too!"
03 May, 2010
While certainly not the official Top of the World, I was definitely on top of the world after climbing nearly a mile of twenty-percent grade. This is a PUBLIC road, one of two routes over a 1000ft tall ridgeline parallelling the Pacific. Welcome to Top of the World, CA.
Going down was more fun... MILES of descent glossed minutely after hourly hikes.
No broken wheel on the ride down, but plenty of photo ops.
Finishing at the beach...
Paradise has been isolating. Amazedly...
"They try to make me go to re-hab..."
"And I say: 'No; no, no!'"
Can't wait to visit some Year II's at the Betty Ford Clinic!