Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Absolutely beautiful


Eighty years, an old lady now, sitting on the front porch
Watching the clouds roll by
They remind her of her lover, how he left her, and of times long ago.
When she used to color carelessly painted his portrait
A thousand times-or maybe just his smile-
And she and her canvas would follow him wherever he would go

'Cause I'm a painter and i want to paint you a lovely world
A lovely world.

Oil streaked daisies covered the living room wall
He put water-colored roses in her hair
He said, "Love, I love you, I want to give you mountains, the sunshine, the sunset too
I just want to give you a world as beautiful as you are to me

'Cause they were painters and they were painting themselves
A lovely world.

So they sat down and made a drawing of their love, they made it an art to live by
They painted every, passion every home, created every beautiful child
in the winter they were weavers of warmth, in summer they were carpenters of love
They thought blue prints were too sad so they made them yellow

'Cause they were painters and they were painting themselves
A lovely world.

Until one day the rain fell as thick as black oil
And in her heart she knew something was wrong
She went running through the orchard screaming,
'No God, don't take him from me!,'
But buy the time she got there, she feared he already had gone
She got to where he lay, water-colored roses in his hands for her
She threw them down screaming, 'Damn you man, don't leave me
with nothing left behind but these cold paintings, these cold portraits to remind me!
He said, 'Love I leave, but only a little, try to understand
I put my soul in this life we created with these four hands
Love, I leave, but only a little this world holds me still
My body may die now, but these paintings are real.'
So many seasons came and many seasons went
and many times she saw her loves face watering the flowers,
talking to the trees and singing to his children
And when the wind blew, she knew he was listening,
and how he seamed to laugh along, and how he seemed to hold her
when she was crying

'Cause they were painters and they were painting themselves
A lovely world.

Eighty years, an old lady now, sitting on the front porch
Watching the clouds roll by, they remind her of her lover
how he left her and of times long ago, when she used to color carelessly,
Painted his portrait a thousand times, or maybe just his smile,
and she and her canvas would follow him wherever he would go

Yes, she and her canvas still follow
Because they are painters and they are painting themselves
A lovely world

song and lyrics by Jewel

Monday, October 20, 2008

If it were a different time

But then again, there's still Alaska...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"O con noi o contro di noi"

And here we are yet again, a cycle of many years upon us.
Something good for one thing only and not nearly as important
as I wish it was.

Knowingly or unknowingly said, a line directly or indirectly drawn
to me it couldn't be more obvious
the words are loud
You are either with us, or against us.

Passion fades when years go by and what of a line needlessly drawn?
With friends who live like leaves on trees don't forget the fall is inevitable
especially when you don't see I'm neither with you or against you,

What will be will be
and it will be fine with me,
for things like this I have little tolerance.

I wonder if it will have all been worth it
for those who have crossed it
Fathers and mothers no more, brothers and sisters no more,
friends no more
and all over a pointless tradition
of manipulation in which we need no more.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A serious Question, Obama supporters please help

First of all Do Not take this the wrong way, I'm not against Obama and I'm not for McCain. I'm asking a serious question and I know a few of you are pretty passionate about Obama, so that is why I ask.

I also know this is a long post, so if you don't want to read through it all please read the bold questions 1) and 2). That is all that really matters. Thanks.

Lately, the question of Obama's stance on small business taxes has become a big deal to everyone, at least on the right.

I have been trying to figure this out for quite sometime now and haven't gotten much. Sometime in June I tried to find the tax breakdown and what it will all mean if Obama gets elected and really couldn't find anything of exact detail (yes, from his website). Later in the summer I came in contact with someone from the ND office/supporters of Obama and she couldn't tell me anything other than that which I had already seen on his website. She told me that I would be better off as Obama would be giving me a $1,000 credit or something to that effect(which wouldn't mean crap to me in the long run if my taxes went up even 5%).

Personally, my income is low enough that I would assume anything he does will benefit me - I would hope, because I sure as hell couldn't afford to pay more taxes.

One thing that I did see is that he emphasises that he will do a lot for minority business start up etc. I don't understand why it wouldn't be the same across the board, anyone who wants to start up a business should get the same deal, right?

Anyway, I have 3 questions.

1) The $250,000 tax increase issue for small businesses. Is this on Net or Gross?

-I did see somewhere that they mentioned net, but it was used so vaguely that I couldn't tell if that is what the actual tax will be on.

- I know the right is trying to make it sound like gloom and doom - I don't trust anything they say. I have heard the right say that Obama made a statement to the effect of 90 some % of small business don't make more than the $250,000 per year. Unless they are talking about net (which I would still have a hard time believing) it is a blatant lie- that is if Obama even made that statement.

2)The other question is on the taxation of small small businesses, such as myself.

- I know personally as a small business s-corp, I already pay close to 30 some % on my gross when it is all said and done (some of which is taxes you all pay, and the other half is taxes you do not pay - unless you are an s-Corp that employs yourself) and I net less than 30,000 per year. The thought of my taxes going up mortifies me.

3) What can you say of this statement from McCain's site?

- "John McCain's opponent wants to increase the marginal income tax rate which applies to the nation's 23 million small business owners who pay their taxes under the individual tax rate system."

Anyway, thanks for your time. I apologize in advance if this info is blatant on Obama's website, but I have looked and couldn't find any specifics - hopefully I have been looking in the wrong place. And for the record I think McCain is a d-bag and I couldn't find much of value on his site either.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Interesting thoughts

In the past few months for some reason I keep finding out about these crazy, yet incredibly interesting thoughts on theories such as the big bang (as it is wrong), string threories (relating to physics and space), and much more abstract ideas such as this one "Nanotech and the Physical Manifestation of a Reality"

I find this incredibly interesting, let me know what you think.

If you like it I will post more of what I have found interesting relating to that which I mentioned above.

Have a great day, evening or whatever it is wherever you are :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

copied and pasted thoughts

Know yourself
Ask for help
Identify your goals
Listen to feedback
Love what you do
Focus on your goals
Believe you can achieve them
Visualize your success,
Take Action and