Tuesday, April 24, 2012

No One Helping Those Who Need...

Today I was reading the headlines and I was intrigued at one in particular... It was a headline of how the cost of the national food stamp program increased 135 percent over last 4 years. I read the article and I was very disgusted with their claims and the facts that may or may not be true. 

I had this to say:

The Mindful Lunatic:

Our wages go up 1%-5% while the cost of living triples... People who NEED assistance cannot get it, and those getting it should not be. The majority of these recipients need to get up and get something done! The system as a whole is corrupt and flawed beyond measure! Looking at other news, some states have started mandatory drug testing to qualify. I am ALL FOR THAT! Why should I beat my face into the grindstone 10-12 hours a day only to see my family fall short on bills and food and then I see these people at the stores at the first of the month with 2 or 3 carts full of food, and I am talking about things I cannot begin to afford... Yeah, that is GREAT! Reward the manipulating liars and thieves, and then tax the hard working honest people who are providing for those very same crooks, liars, and thieves... If this is Democracy? I welcome Socialism! Oh wait... Isn't that where we are heading, if not worse?  

Yahoo User 'Sus': 

"Why should I beat my face into the grindstone 10-12 hours a day only to see my family fall short on bills and food and then I see these people at the stores at the first of the month with 2 or 3 carts full of food, and I am talking about things I cannot begin to afford..."

@The Mindful Lunatic, you do it because you are trying to be an adult!? The vindictive jealousy about someone else getting something you don't have is very childish. Get yourself an education and a better job and you won't have to worry about what others are getting. I dunno, people who buy groceries all at once usually do not have a vehicle of their own and are probably borrowing a car or riding with someone else. Are you angry at them because you made poor choices?

Yahoo User 'Nick':

Sus - I have an education (2 bachelors and an associates) and two jobs, but still eat worse than most on food stamps. I make all my food from scratch to save money, if i want tortillas, I make them, if I want bread - I make it. I work about 70 hours a week between my jobs and that covers my living expenses and student loans. I also pay about $7k a year in federal taxes and about $1500 in State taxes, and have only about $75 a month to spend on food. Meanwhile I see people with their EBT cards spending hundreds of dollars and buying prepackaged expensive foods - once saw a person buying Lobster with EBT, then a separate transaction with cash to buy booze and cigarettes. If these people don't have jobs they should have plenty of time to make food from scratch. Our food assistance program should be reduced and should not be a free-for-all. The govt should work with retailers and have the retailers provide prepackaged "food baskets" for food stamp users. Containing, generic loaf of bread, generic canned goods, generic canned fruits, generic pasta noodles and pasta sauce, flour, eggs, fresh produce, and fresh fruits. If they want to eat meat, or junk food - they need to start working more.

Yahoo User 'La':

Do you have a link that backs up your claim that most recipients need to get up and get something done? How do you know they aren't already up and doing something? You folks don't even understand how it works. You think a person who works 50 hours a week won't get fired all of a sudden. And need help making ends meet.

 I felt compelled to reply to Sus especially. I had the following to say to this user...

The Mindful Lunatic: 

@ Sus... I have been in and out of school since 1997! That is 15 years of education! OK, now looking at MY demographic, I get minimal if any help with school! I have a job in my field of study. I support over 200 end users, and I am able to say I have held my position for going on 3 years. I have NO insurance at my job. I have no way of getting insurance due to the public assistance saying I make too much. Then when the pay check hits my account and I see that the bills are met with bare minimum payments and then I am left juggling for the remainder. OH! I forgot, I still have to make sure that my 2 children who have very special needs are fed... Yeah, fun times! Now, as far as poor choices in my life? Yes, I have made some and I have done all I can to rectify them! I have 15 years of education, I have almost 20 years in my field.. I have NO degrees, and I have NO certifications... WHY!? I CANNOT AFFORD TO COMPLETE ANY OF THEM! I cannot afford and I refuse to watch my family starve! I will NEVER rely on section 8 or hud, whatever that is... I made my family and it is MY job to take care of them! What makes me sick as A*S Clowns like you saying that I am lazy, incompetent, or just stupid... I KNOW what I see! When I have to weight out paying the the past due balance on the electric bill or eating for a number of days... It puts a new perspective on what is important! It pisses me off to see these ghetto types driving pimp-mobiles and buying steaks when I have to make a box of cereal stretch for 2 weeks! So, in short KISS MY A*S! You think what you want! You can sit there on your stool of blind judgment and say what ever you want. Just because you are delusional, does NOT make your clouded vision a reality! OPEN YOUR EYES!

The really sad thing is that my reply was attempted and rejected and rejected again... So, after a few frustrating tries and repeated failures at seeing my post staying up on that thread, I gave up and issued the following posts on Yahoo...

The Mindful Lunatic:

@ Sus... Do me a favor? Look my blog up in Google, OK? Yahoo is doing their typical crap and not letting me reply to you. So, I will post my reply on my blog. Be warned. I am allowed to speak my mind there. Where here in Yahoo-land with all the whiny, bleeding heart, moronic, kool-aid drinkers are too scared to see reason and or truth.

The Mindful Lunatic: 

@ Sus, again... IF you have the gumption to act upon my request, it is simple to do! Look up the blogger posting matching my moniker. Endless Rants of the Mindful Lunatic... Easy to find! Nothing there is hidden, nothing there is censored, nothing there is sacred. I am happy to take on anything you want to throw at me! So, please... challenge me. I doubt you can!


Monday, April 9, 2012

Thinking Hard, Pushing Harder...

I am known at work and various other places for some of my off the wall views and analogies… However, one that for years I heard just literally baffled me until recently. When I was younger, I heard people make jokes about going to the bathroom to relieve themselves. More directly, when they made reference to “Thinking Really Hard” or someone would say along the lines of “I’m going to my office, I need to think!”

I have a theory on this… I do not understand medical terminology. I do not understand legalities of things. Both of those fields are written with a mixture of different tones in different languages, thrown in to a blender so that the common day people are awe struck that someone understands that crap!

Back to what I am trying to discuss here… When I need a break and I set out to do that very same thing, I have been finding that lately my best thinking and problem solving does happen when I am in there, doing just that!

Think about it! You remove yourself from your work environment, good! You are now geographically and visually relieving yourself of the surroundings of which are stressing you. Now, you cannot drop off a payload when you are all tensed up! So, you calm yourself, and you use techniques to ensure a more Zen like state to accomplish the new task at hand.

Let us recap so far.. You have removed yourself from your stressors, you have geographically made a transition, now you are doing everything to relax and not force things along and possibly rupture a blood vessel. So, we now have 3 very good things that promote thought processing all going on at once.

OK, now it is “Go Time!” You are there, and biting your lip and pushing with all you got! You are pushing with your gut, and forcing massive amounts of blood to rush into different areas of your body. One destination is your brain. With that flushing of the blood, there is a ton of oxygen! If you do not get oxygen to your brain, you die. So, this new payload of fresh new air hits your thinker, and it is now in over drive!

Now, your gears are REALLY on high octane! You have an issue, you are stumped and you take a break from that issue. Recapping again, you have stepped away, you have gone elsewhere, and you are calm. That is all fine and dandy, but you have not yet solved your issue! It is lying dormant, like a lion stalking its prey, waiting for your return. Even with all these good things in your favor you have that issue pushed to the back of your mind. That is just it though, it is on the back of your mind!

With your brain kicked into overdrive it will tap that issue and say that this is another area that has not been ventured, or try this route, what about this plan of attack? Your brain is as sophisticated as anything on Earth and all this is happening even if you do not realize it.

Then, it happens! The culmination of ALL things happening! You feel a rush of great relief, you hear a splash, and the solution hits you, depending on the previous meal, some back splash may also! However, I understand now… I really do! I understand WHY it is that I and many others actually do think better when sitting on the toilet!

Now, if I could get one with the ergonomics and lumbar support of my office chair… I could solve world hunger, and resolve the conflicts abroad!

In closing… If only we could get those tight assed people to poop more… You know some of them! They are wound so tight, if you shoved a lump of coal in their ass, you'd have a diamond in a week! Yes, them! Just think, if this could be done the world would be a MUCH better place to live!

What is Worse? Freedom or...

The tittle of this post is accurate in my honest opinion... What is worse? Allegedly having a freedom that you have seen men and women of your lands die fighting at arms to defend, and protect? Or to live in a county that does not give you that freedom at all? 

Here in America, there is NO truth in the media! NONE! There is only what those who control the media want us to see, hear, and "know"... That is what it is here! People all around the world laugh, scoff, and ridicule Americans... Not all are the same!

There is a story on yahoo, where a Republican't Senator called NObama: "Stupid" on twitter .
As you can see, I have included the link to that story. I have tried 11 times now to post a comment in reply to that on Yahoo and guess how many times my original comment stuck... 0.

Here is how it unfolded today:

Original Comment of the Mindful Lunatic:

We the People in America have the freedom of speech. Right? When did the memo go out that we were under martial law? I know that it is heading that way soon enough but, the politicians need to still leave us with some of our traditions, delusions, whatever... NObama is a moron, he is stupid, and I think that if the Kool-Aid drinkers unite and re-elect him for a second term, that will no nothing but take America light years passed inhalation! It is not a racial standing, it is not a political standing, I stand outside the box screaming because I choose no loyalty to any political party. I think that they are all corrupted by the system and the power that we the people give them. None of those in power deserve to be...

Another attempt:

FUH-KK YAHOO! I have posted my comment 5 times and still it will not stay... What is Yahoo afraid of? Another try and then I am just posting it on my blog... That is able to be found on blogspot . com:  The Endless Rants of a Mindful Lunatic

We the People in America have the freedom of speech. Right? When did the memo go out that we were under martial law? I know that it is heading that way soon enough but, the politicians need to still leave us with some of our traditions, delusions, whatever... NObama is a moron, he is stupid, and I think that if the Kool-Aid drinkers unite and re-elect him for a second term, that will no nothing but take America light years passed inhalation! It is not a racial standing, it is not a political standing, I stand outside the box screaming because I choose no loyalty to any political party. I think that they are all corrupted by the system and the power that we the people give them. None of those in power deserve to be...

Still NOTHING was staying! Then I posted:

FUH-KING YAHOO SUCKS! 8 attempts to post a comment with actual thought and NONE stuck!

That sparked a reply:

EUGENE:
miss spell some words try it that works

Mindful:
I have... I even posted other stuff as a reply to MY OWN COMMENT! It is fuh-king maddening! These political sock puppets will put up crap and when someone has actual input... OMG NO! He may infect the public and cause them to actually... THINK!?!? Say it isn't so! 



In closing, I ask you again... 

What is worse Freedom that is supposed to be there yet is not? 

Or knowing that you never had the freedom at all?


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hopping to Learn

Before you read this posting, I will volunteer some info... my wife is a practicing, faithful, southern-conservative Christian. Born and raised in that belief system and social structure. Topics such as this really do not sit well, and that is why I write them! People raise their children with the ideas and infrastructure in which they themselves are brought up in. Religious backgrounds, and those who follow blindly will argue, fight, kill and die for what they believe. I am not looking to start a holy war, no. However, being that I claim no loyalty to any faith, I find it easier to observe and question all of them (also can be a tender subject here at home). 

Our children do follow the traditional Easter Egg hunt. However, as they get older and are able to understand reason, I will not push my views on them. I will make the information as to WHY readily available for them. Just like this posting that you are reading now. Enjoy...

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There's no story in the Bible about a long-eared, cotton-tailed creature known as the Easter Bunny. Neither is there a passage about young children painting eggs or hunting for baskets overflowing with scrumptious Easter goodies. Also, knowing that real rabbits certainly don't lay eggs.Why are these traditions so ingrained in Easter Sunday? And what do they have to do with the resurrection of Jesus? 

Well, nothing.

Bunnies, eggs, Easter gifts and fluffy, yellow chicks in gardening hats all stem from pagan roots. These traditions were incorporated into the celebration of Easter separately from the Christian tradition of honoring the resurrection. 

The origin of the celebration -- and the origin of the Easter Bunny -- can be traced back to 13th-century, pre-Christian Germany, when people worshiped several gods and goddesses. The Teutonic deity Eostra was the goddess of spring and fertility, and feasts were held in her honor on the Vernal Equinox. Her symbol was the rabbit because of the animal’s high reproduction rate.


Spring also symbolized new life and rebirth; eggs were an ancient symbol of fertility. In today's practices, the Easter eggs represent Jesus' resurrection. However, this association came much later when Roman Catholicism became the dominant religion in Germany in the 15th century and merged with already ingrained pagan beliefs.

The first Easter Bunny legend was documented in the 1500s. By 1680, the first story about a rabbit laying eggs and hiding them in a garden was published. These legends were brought to the United States in the 1700s, when German immigrants settled in Pennsylvania Dutch country. 

Now, where the hell is that rabbit? I want to get my sugar buzz on!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

brief thinking of my existence...

looking at the shrinking circumference of my circle of friends, and then looking at the inability to reach out and again expand, then considering the past and present of certain relations... It is not the world that is completely skewed... its me. i have tried so hard to be what others wanted me to be. with that path beaten down in to my very core, i have never found who i was to be. no reward for growth, no good deed unpunished. now, i look to a future that is bleak at best with no knowledge of how to alter a course that is not of my choosing. all i want to do is put an end to the endless barrage of pain, misery, and agony that is my life. i want to improve, i want to change things. not knowing what is right from wrong does not help you have a starting point to achieve middle ground with the determination of reaching your goals... funny how things work!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

I am just wondering... WTF is wrong with PPL!

I am sinking at warp speed into an all too familiar depth of depression. I have asked many times over the year or so that this blog has bee active for feedback, comments of any kind. I have watched my stats and saw that my words are read in about 28 countries! Some, sadly I admit I never even heard of! Gotta love the American public education system!

I am tired of seeing things as they are! I love how people say that if you want to change things you need to vote. You need to contact your congressman! You need to... Here is a does of reality for you!

If you want to change something... GIVE UP! Nothing is changing anytime soon for the better! Those in control have it. Those in control will kill to keep it! If you think I am kidding, look at the news! Dictators are slaughtering thousands of people every day, and merely to prove a point!

I see no fucking point in voting here in U.S.! It is a fucking false sense of stupidity! The fucking meat puppets and ass clowns in the government at any level think that they are the supreme fucking order makers...

FUCK THAT!

All those old crusty fucking ass faced hypocrites and lick the sweat off my American ass!

I am sick and tired of how things are! If I actually did make a motion or a movement... I would be hung and crucified by the media and I would be the enemy! TOO many blind and mindless sheep are too quick to judge off a headline instead of reading the facts! In this fucked up, soon to be communist country... I would be dealt with QUICK!

To all the ignorant, kool-aid drinking morons...  

WAKE THE FUCK UP!