You see China trying to keep its rare earth metals for themselves, why would we not want to keep more of OUR own resources for ourselves?
Taxes should only be used to fund the constitutionally mandated functions of govt (especially the Feds).
Government is NOT supposed to be there to try to define or guide my behaviors.
The easiest way to reduce demand is to just tax fuel - don't add $1 in taxes, add $5 in taxes phased in over 10 years.
I'm not looking to stop driving my car?!?!?
I'm wanting gas to be back to about $2/gal...I don't drive SUV's either, I love sports cars.
But I'm not interested in anything (taxes like you mention) to make my gas more $$$. Most people are not either...
I was posting to say originally that we could increase the regulations in the US, to keep our fuels harvested here from going onto the open market, and keep more for us and keep our prices low.
I'm not against research for electric or other types of vehicles, but they aren't gonna be viable any time soon, so I want to enjoy my combustion engine for the rest of my lifetime at previously low, affordable levels.
You really almost have to have PP type slides there as that a chalk board really isn't a viable option there...
BRB got some photography to do. Think that's funny? You are disgusting. Hope the woman follows you, shoots you in the chest, castrates you, videos you as you bleed out and die, with her laughter in the background. Then puts that up online. THAT would be funny.
I mean, some's privacy got a little compromised...a picture of someone's panties, and you balance that out with violence? You've posted this several times on this thread, and wow, you reactions are SO very out of line with the
Not even in the same ball park.
Maybe we should work on fixing society so that people on welfare don't have two choices, work for less than welfare, or don't work and have more money?
How about...unless you are provably disabled, or elderly, you have a ticking time limit on welfare, and you need to get your ass a job before it runs out and you starve.
Light a fire under anybody's ass to get out and work if they are able bodied.
Let's keep all this oil here and try to bring the freakin' price of gas back down to what it was pre-Katrina at least.
But I'm guessing the tree huggers behind the Obama admin, won't want to lower prices back. I think they want to keep them high to try to kill off cars in the US.
Hey man - coming from a life long Zeppelin-man, and someone proud to call himself a person with broad, and (I believe) good taste in music - while it is true that there is no longer ANY mainstream-radio rock that is legitimate or good, there are, thanks to the democratizing effect of technology, a great many folks out there making incredible music. some of it very "indie", some of it touching the mainstream. Shouldn't close yourself off like that. At bare minimum, a Zeppelin man would love "White Denim" and/or "Gary Clark, Jr."... both from austin. But the thing that people like you and me need to accept is that rock is, for lack of a better term, dead. And by this I mean that rock isn't mainstream any more. It just isn't. It sure as hell isn't what "the kids" are into.
Well, I did find Wolfmother a few years back, but they only did 2x albums...and I like some of the Black Keys.
But the thing is, there is no easy way to find good music....everyone even on these threads says "you have to actively search for it". Well, when you are out and have a real job and responsibilities and limited time for fun, you don't really have time to search through the huge sea of crap out there, to find the gems.
In real terms, it might as well not exist.
I mean, I grew up finding all my great (now classic) bands driving around hearing them first time played on album rock stations. If it isn't easily findable, it isn't there.
But, thanx for the suggestions...I'll try to look those guys up you suggested. I really like any type of blues based rock really.
My sister and her husband will. They drive an old car, live in a "starter" house, shop for sales and only get what they need (not want and think they need, but actually need). Together they probably earn 80 or 90k per year. They have almost two million dollars invested and plan on retiring in about two years, when she is 50 and he is 51. They will have over 2 million by then and think they can enjoy many years of retirement.
Well, that's interesting, and yes, if you can be strict with yourself like that, that will work.
The trouble is, what if they get hit by a bus at age 49? I mean, life is short and you don't know what will happen.
I think you have to balance out spending and enjoying life while you are young, able bodies and alive with looking forward to age and retirement.
There needs to be a little "want" while your working for retirement.
Oh, and I think you forgot to mention The Rolling Stones, man.
The Stones and the Beatles are implied.
The Stones (of their day) are my favorite band to listen to still.
Plenty of good modern music out there, it's just harder to find or not played on mainstream FM radio as in the 70s.
But maybe that's one of the things that went wrong...I mean since there's no real good mainstream way to easily discover new good music, if it is there but not easily accessible, then it really "isn't there" in actuality.
I mean, unless you're a kid or still living on the parents' teet, to have the free time to actively search for good music in the sea of banality, you don't see any good new stuff.
I mean, I have a day job...and my time away from that is spoken for, I don't have time to sit and devote hours to search the haystack for the odd shiny needle here and there.
But there may be something else. I mean, I speak with younger folks today about music, and to them, it is disposible. They tell me the download of even buy stuff, but it isn't something to keep and listen to for the rest of your life. It isn't worth it to get a GOOD listening set of tools, a good stereo, to listen to the music...I mean, the songs I grew up with, I BOUGHT all of it, and I feel so strongly about it, I invested over the years (not at once) quite a bit building a high quality home sound system, so that I can enjoy it to the fullest.
I can't imagine parting with my songs/albums/CDs
To me, the music that captures my heart, has never been disposable. What makes todays music disposable?
I predicted you would not give evidence.
You did not give evidence.
Given that you do not provide evidence, it is likely you have none.
Which part do you incorrectly think is a lie?
Predictable, and predicted: you supply no evidence, most likely because you have none.
I you think money is the only reason to work then I encourage you to ask yourself why you don't seem to enjoy doing anything worthwhile. Perhaps you hate civilization?
I don't quite get what you're trying to ask here. What does my earning a living possibly have to do with civilization?
I don't really give a fuck about "civilization" I guess.. I mean, I work for one reason, to earn enough money to support my life and lifestyle for myself and family. I do it so I can afford to buy the things I want, to eat and live in a manner I enjoy.
If I was not wanting for money (lottery jackpot), I'd not work again. I'd spend ALL my time doing what I do on my non-working hours. I'd travel. I'd likely close up my house for a bit pack up and travel for a bit all around the US on my motorcycle. I'd go and see things and places.
I'd spend lots of time maybe in Key West or CO, depending on the time of year. I'd be chasing babes in different places, having lots of dates (why get tied to just one), dining out, enjoying my couple of homes, playing with my hobbies (and hey, some of them might make $$, but why would I care at that point). I like to do computer related projects, but just what I'm interested at in the time, etc.
But seriously, I'd take and do nothing but enjoy my time remaining on earth as best I could. Why not? We're only here on earth a short time, and IMHO, the point of being here is to maximize the pleasure for myself and the ones I care about the time I am here.
Aside from that, nothing else really matters.
These days I still dont get gangster rap... except for a few rare cases.
Well, to be fair, the words rap and music ARE mutually exclusive terms.