Pic of the day, part i: The Bridge at Mantes, by Jean Baptiste Camille Corot
Just as man as a social being, cannot in the long run exist without a tie to the community, so the individual will never find the real justification for his existence, and his own spiritual and moral autonomy, anywhere except in an extramundane principle capable of relativizing the overpowering influence of external factors.
Carl Jung, The Undiscovered Self
After 9 posts that were part of a long form fictional story, a shade under 9,000 words, I am done with writing that particular story here. I’m not done writing it, not by a long shot, but I am done writing it here. Too bad though, as the meat of the story has yet to be written. I wasn’t exactly sure when it began where it was going to go, but now I do. I had any of maybe 10 different directions I could have gone in. But I whittled it down to one. Crime fiction/horror.
It’s gonna be bloody. 🙂
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It’s been nothing but fun reading up on Mitt Romney and his boytoy Paul Ryan. I especially love Paul Ryan, if for no other reason that the young man seems to think that we will all forget the simple fact that he wants to kill Medicare and Medicaid. So he’s on the stump with his mom, saying “Would I kill this woman in the name of political Ideology?”
When we all know the answer is simply Yes. That he wants to sharply cut funding to medicaid and food stamps. He counts in his economic plan the savings that the Affordable care act, but he wants to completely get rid of it. And he wants to cut taxes for millionaires and bilionaires.
The Ryan plan, which I believe Romney endorsed, would cut government revenue by $430,000,000,000 a year on average over the first ten years it is implemented. And it would only cut government spending by $170,000,000,000 a year.
Creating an annual additional to government deficit spending of $260,000,000,000 over the next ten years. $260 billion dollars a year more in deficit spending if America follows the Ryan plan, the conservative game plan.
I hope all you voters who are thinking of voting for Romney realize that everything will cost you more over both the short and long haul than President Obama.
Enjoy the poverty that Romney/Ryan will create, America!
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The President is now threatening Syria with the use of military force if Syria decides to use chemical weapons against the rebels. I’m going to take a wild guess and say that this does nothing but emboldens the rebels and hamstrings, if only slightly the Syrian army. This comes after the Syrians threatened to use chemical and biological weapons against foreign invaders should anyone try to assist the rebels.
All that means is that the President gets to draw a line in the sand in a military conflict, and makes himself look stronger to some, while at the same time not really doing anything. Assad is not threatened by the United States today any more than he was before the statement was made. Just like the United States was not truly threatened by Assad and his statement any more after his statement than before.
Regardless of what happens, thousands more will die in the streets of Syria in towns large and small.
More blood. More death. More violence. No good answer for anyone.
Pic of the day, part ii: The Augustan Bridge at Narni, by Jean Baptiste Camille Corot
No psychic value can disappear without being replaced by another of equivalent intensity.
Carl Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul
That’s it from here, America! G’night!