The End Of Suburbia ?How do we begin to wean society from its addiction to the suburban lifestyle?Suburbia was created after World War II due to the affordability of natural resources and the high rate of consumption that the suburban lifestyle created. Have we become so addicted to the way we live that we are unwilling to accept the circumstances that we have created or is it that the government and business entities that have invested so much time, money and effort into creating a an economic giant are unwilling, or perhaps unable, to deal with the problem that they have created? Perhaps it is a combination of both. It is impossible to deny, as hard as some have tried, that we are currently unable to sustain our current lifestyle and its rate of consumption and with many natural resources dwindling, some at astonishing rates, we will be unable to support future generations if we continue upon our current trajectory. Many scientists have argues th
Spreading The LurveI wish to quote one of my idols, Martin Luther King "I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream." I too have a dream, a dream that one day each and every one of us will be able to live in peace and harmony with one another regardless of colour, sex, religion, sexual preference, or any other tool of division. We as a society need to understand that those in power and those with wealth are no different than the slave masters of the past. We are controlled in the same manner that William Lynch described to slave masters in 1712 on the banks of the James River in Virginia. "I guarantee everyone of you that if installed correctly it will control the slaves for at least 300 hundred years. My method is simple. Any member of your family or your overseer can use it. I have outlined a number of differences among the slaves: and I take these differences and make them bi
A Real Life Soap OperaThis is something that is near and dear to my heart and I feel that it was time to get this off my chest so I could get come closure on my past so I may be able to move forward. To the women who have influenced my life in a positive manner you will forever have a place in my heart and for those you you have affected me negatively you have forever left a scar on my heart. And these were the days of my life......There many memories that have been erased from my mind through my careless and reckless ambition during the past 10 years of my life, yet if there is one thing that will forever leave its lasting impression on me are the scars on my heart. In recent times I have shied away from being openly honest about my past in fear that I will be unable to control the wave of emotions that are attached to the myriad of memories that are attached to the extensive list of women who have managed to slide into my life just as fast as they have disappeared.
The US Declares War On ItselfIn Section 2331 of Chapter 113b of the Federal Criminal Code terrorism is defined as:...activities that involve violent... ... that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State and... appear to be intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and ......(C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States......(C) occur primarily outside the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.So now let us dissect that....so anyone or any organization who intends (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping. Make sure you read that and memorize it.In April 2002 there was
Buyer BewareWho would have thought the stupid tube contained actual information that is in fact, well real. And before you start listing off a bunch of educational shows, this came from your everyday cops and robbers, non reality type television show. During the show they brought up a term that is used to persuade people to buy more expensive products. So me being me went straight to a search engine and frantically began searching for any information I could find on asymmetrical dominance, what is also referred to as a decoy effect.To my surprise there is quite a bit of information relating to this term. In marketing the decoy effect is used to change the preference of a consumer between two product options when a third option is presented. To help you understand what I am talking about I will use an example of something that most people would purchase, an MP3 player.Now you as a customer come across two MP3 players and you are c
Self RefelctionI was reading a book while waiting for my tuturoing session and I cam across an interesting thought......"Such is the life we have invented our little boat whose engine is helpless against the immense tide of automatic time. And there we live entirely unaware that we need only raise our sail to be moved by the wind that comes from the centre of the world."