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I am William "Papa" Meloney and I endorse this message.
First they laugh at you, then they ignore you, then they fight with you, then you win.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Developed by Bangalore based Hiremath,' e-charkha' not only produces yarn but also functions as an inverter. 2 hours of spinning will give the backup power for over 6 hours, sufficient enough to light up a small "LED" and even to power a small transistor. The Khadi and Village Industries commission formally launched 'e-charkha' last November. KVIC plans to introduce it in Khadi weaving centres across India. Mr Hiremath says that the 'e-charkha' would provide a means of economic independence to spinners in remote places – both in terms of utility and entertainment, solving the monotony of spinning. For more information on the product, call 9845113109.
Posted by William Meloney at 9:36 AM
President Bush says ...
I'm a strong believer in free enterprise, so my natural instinct is to oppose government intervention. I believe companies that make bad decisions should be allowed to go out of business.
Under normal circumstances, I would have followed this course. But these are not normal circumstances. The market is not functioning properly. There has been a widespread loss of confidence, and major sectors of America's financial system are at risk of shutting down.
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SEPTEMBER 23, 2008
On Tuesday morning, September 23, 7:30am, at the front of the National Archives Building on Constitution Ave. in Washington, D.C., five military veterans will risk arrest as they climb a 9-foot retaining fence and occupy a 35-foot high ledge to raise a 22x8 foot banner stating, "DEFEND OUR CONSTITUTION. ARREST BUSH AND CHENEY: WAR CRIMINALS!"
Posted by William Meloney at 12:58 PM
"The queen had only one way of settling all difficulties, great or small. 'Off with his head!' she said without even looking around."
-- "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
Under the pressure of the financial crisis, one presidential candidate is behaving like a flustered rookie playing in a league too high. It is not Barack Obama.
Posted by William Meloney at 8:00 AM
Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency.
Posted by William Meloney at 3:09 PM
We won't get fooled again
Sunday, September 21, 2008 by Dave Winer.Bush and Cheney must resign immediately. No immunity, no pardons. Nancy Pelosi will become President, promising not to run for re-election on November 4. Her term will be one of the shortest in US history, just long enough to enact the provisions of the bill being proposed by the Republican administration. If it really is the best thing for the country and not a trick, then the Republicans, being impressed by the seriousness of it, would have to insist that Bush step aside and let the Democrats execute the plan. The entire Bush cabinet stays in office through January 20, but reports, of course to Pelosi. And that includes Paulson.
It's pretty simple. If they won't do it, we know they're bluffing.
If they will, I will give my support to the plan, even though I still don't know what will happen if I don't.
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It turns out that I am a lousy capitalist. The proof is plain to see. I am poor. I am poor not by world standards but by capitalist standards.
The very curious thing is that I have worked hard to achieve this level of poorness. I routinely spend 45-50 hours a week at work. I live in an economically depressed region of the country which helps to keep my cost of living down. We are buying a modest house on a county road. Managing my income my wife has successfully kept current with all our debts. Each of the five members of my immediate family have taken steps to accommodate my lack of capitalistic prowess.
I just have to face the fact that I am a poor capitalist.
The very curious thing is that in this exact same situation I would be a wealthy socialist. I would still work hard, spending 45-50 hours a week at work. I would still live in my modest house. My wife would continue to manage my income efficiently. None of us would live outside our means.
Here is a wonderful word puzzle. See if you can see the problem:
Posted by William Meloney at 6:57 AM