Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Phew, We're Still here, thank Heavens was: "SO LONG"

This post was originally supposed to go up YESTERDAY, and would have been Titled,

SO Long, and thanks for ALL the FISH

Which was the title of one of the Douglas Adams 'Hitchhikers Guide" Books.

(quoting the dolphins {saying goodbye to the humans}, when they all left the planet, just before it was destroyed by the Vogons)

Why? Goodbye? Because of the Large hadron Collider that is supposed to start working
tomorrow in Switzerland (the CERN particle accelerator)

Either we'll all be dead because it will create or re-create a 'black hole', or life will continue...

OK, you wanted a Political discussion: Here goes.

The background I believe that:
* It's going to be as BAD as the last one.
* According to Robert Reich (former Sec'y of Labor under Clinton): The only number that he EVER saw, defining the
depression was that the unemployment rate hovered around 25%.
* We need a new deal.
* After 58 years of NO Health Care Reform (since 1950!) it will FINALLY be coming soon...
* We've managed to WASTE a FULL generation (from Zero to thirty) with decaying social, educational, and interpersonal skills.
* Our nation is no longer DOING (producing) anything.
SO, from these few premises, I have extrapolated a great deal of items to FIX our society...

We need to make sure that a number of issues are resolved ALL at once.
If we don't do them ALL at once, its like juggling three RUNNING chain saws, but dropping one!

Here's what I came up with:

We need to do the FOLLOWING to FIX our Society:
* Create A Living Wage
* Create a National Single payer Healthcare
* Create a National 3-4 year draft (or alternate service)
* Create a Federally paid Day Care starting at six months
* Implement Tax Reform on the ULTRA Rich
* Lobbying (Political Reform)
* Education
* Infrastructure (road /bridge/Systems repairs)
* Lack of Training/futures
* Truth and Reconcilliation Commission
* A new "Manhattan" project, focusing on Energy INDEPENDENCE

See my other blog: for more details.

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