In one way this Great Wall will add jobs to the economy. Think of it being like the old WPA (Work Process Administration) or the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps), government spending programs to create jobs and put Depression Era folks back to work. That 10 billion price tag will buy equipment and materials from companies that will buy the raw materials and pay taxes.. and it will pay the workers, who buy consumer goods from companies that make consumer goods, in the end everyone will pay taxes. In essence, that 10 billion gets taxed in some form or another. I’m not sure how that works out mathematically; the government just might get all that back… albeit, through the economy.
One of the ongoing ironies from World War II that I have been familiar with for the last couple decades has been the realization that the major belligerent countries of those days , Japan and Germany, never truly lost the war. Both recovered with American help to become the economic democratic powerhouses of today. If I were some right wing American conservative I might dream up some grand and ultimate conspiracy theory suggesting that Japan and Germany starting WW2 was intentional in order to lose, knowing full well the U.S. would fix up their collective countries, and they would become post-war golden childs. The obvious advantage to the U.S. would be wealth beyond anyone’s expectations, likely lavished on those rich elitist liberals we are currently hearing about.
No.. this isn’t a post about some supernatural voodoo spell or an occult trip. This is all about.. cursing; the use of swear words by elected officials, especially our president. This is not to say that our elected officials are openly using curse words in public but a few sometimes leak out publicly. I have an idea that perhaps some of these words could be used more in public settings. Now, in order to discuss this subject we need to identify the words considered cursory.
(I’m going to mention a few so if swear words offend you then close your eyes… or skip this post altogether.)
Among the many things Trump has spouted off about that the liberals took literally and the conservatives took figuratively is the idea that Trump won by a landslide and his win was a mandate from the people. Uhhh… no.
In fact, since I am NO way an election strategist nor any sort of party elite I do have a couple observations I can toss to the two parties that they will never hear about because I am just not that important (or could it be I am just not discovered yet?).
Well, I watched the last press conference for the current President and given who is replacing him I felt a sense of helplessness mixed with a feeling of impending doom. But, be that as it may… any hope.. well, I need to evolve to that level first. We got four years to do that. But given all the apprehension I did make note of a few things Obama said worth noting.
Boy, this might be a volatile post. Let’s hold our breath on this one. Somebody recently asked me my particular viewpoint regarding abortion. Over the years I have wrestled with this for two reasons.
First, I am a male. For some reason that kinda lends itself to not being qualified by gender to have an opinion one way or the other. I’m not the one getting pregnant, I’m not the one bearing the child for nine months and subject to nature’s instinctive desire for nurturing, and, of course, I am not subject to whatever pain and mood swings come and go.
You might be wondering, where’s Part 1. Well, before I point you to the direction to read Part 1 (and you truly should read it) here’s a little bit of an intro to put it all in place. Trump’s recent selection of Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as the new Secretary of State made me contemplate and reflect a bit on an “old” idea I had decades ago. As would be expected there’s a lot of harangue going on about the usual conflicts of interest now so prevalent with the President-elect and the new Trump administration appointments. This post is not about debating all that nor is this yet another attempt to invalidate Trump’s win in the election (if that disappoints you, I apologize in advance).