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Not sure where to start, ok let’s start with the weather cliche. It’s getting colder, currently 30 F or -1 C. We are supposed to expect snow tomorrow, which means no road trip this weekend. I am sure I will find something to do… maybe start on what should be abolished first in this country, TAXES. Time to get rid of this department of insanity and move to a flat tax that encompasses EVERYONE, period, end of story. After all if EVERYONE is using this countries resources and accoutrements shouldn’t EVERYONE pay? Just in case your actually still thinking the answer is YES, DUH!

I could go on and politics etc but you can find information everywhere so I will spare you my ideas. Just have Congress give me a call.

Well in order to preserve peoples privacy I will be referring to people as G1, G2 etc. (G1 – Girl 1 etc).

So I am communicating with G1 who lives out of state, we have been talking for roughly a year and a half. We have shared stories of our lives and things that we have gone through, but never met face to face.

G2 used to live about 2 miles from me and moved out of state last Oct. We went out maybe 6 times doing various things, movies, bike riding a casino trip or two.

So I was feeling generous and in the holiday spirit Christmas 2010, which is rare because I do not like holiday from Nov. – Feb.. So I sent each of these G’s and a few others Christmas gifts. Well G1 got hers and she was very pleased and thought that it was very nice of me. She also reciprocated by sending me a present as well. G2 received hers but the company that I purchased it from didn’t much information about the purchaser (don’t ask me, just know that I got the bill). Well she eventually tracked it down to me and contacted me, about that same time I had logged into a dating site and noticed that her city had changed. Down towards the bottom a comment was written about G2 and confirming that she had moved out of town. So I contacted G2 to make sure she received my gift, she wrote back and we starting talking again.
So I find out that her job when she was here was not her cup of tea and she was quite miserable. About this same time for me Beth was getting sicker and so G2 and I just stopped talking. Well we began talking again as I said and she that I was welcome to visit anytime. So we agreed that I would go down there in Feb. as Jan. was too soon to make arrangements.

So G1 and I are also talking as she was planning to come up and see me in March. So we hadn’t talked in maybe a week or a couple of days and “she asked so whats new?” so I wrote her about G2. Now before you attempt to write a letter campaign to me, I believe in honesty and communication. Well the next day I noticed that she was no longer a FB connection and I got a email from her politely telling me to get lost.

There is some side story to all of this but my Feb. is not about running off to get married etc. I am simply going out of town for a few days to visit a friend. Now I can not speak for G2’s agenda, I know she enjoyed my company but nothing physical ever happened. I am going down to visit, get away from the local weather and bonus points as the trip is going to cost me very little. I am not sure how much a “relationship” can change in 4 days. I doubt she would consider moving back. I don’t really like the thought of living on one side of the country. So at this point and time I do not see anything that will change the status of our friendship. Though I am pretty cute and she may want to come back to the cold temperatures (yea right).

So anyway G1 has become angry with me and I have been given the “silent treatment”. So as far as I am concerned I am innocent and guilty of nothing but being up front and honest.

So what have I gleaned from this? Nothing, I am not going to change “being honest to a fault”

Well I am done for now.

Well Online Dating is still pointless but I am looking it as entertainment, if you took this seriously you would be a babbling idiot in weeks. Oddly enough I got an “email” from someone named Diane (I did date a Diane once) and this is what it said.

On 11/22/2008 11:22 pm CST, Diane wrote:
Hello, I am Diane’s friend, my name is Dana I am interested in your profile and would like to meet you or talk with you. If you are interested I can place a photo on here on Diane’s profile. If not you have a great holiday! : )
Dana

Profile Link:http://dating.personals.yahoo.com/personals-1109003856-719130

So thinking it was a friend of Diane’s I responded. Later that day Diane was in IM and I asked her about it and she said that she did not do that nor does she have a friend named Dana. So I have not heard back since my response, it will be interesting to see what happens.

So my next adventure was to go to FriendFinder and create a profile. This was entertaining as well, I was just barely done with the beginning part of my profile and I had 19 people interested in me. Places like Russia, Romania, Lithuania etc. Sorry I am not going to work that hard for a mate, there is 319 million US citizens and almost have are female.

Well there was a missing boy on the news last week and to make a long story short he was found 7 hours later about a mile from his house. He was interviewed the next morning and did not seem phased about the ordeal. Gotta love a happy ending.

Ok, Auto Industry, to me this is a simple answer one of 2 choices are viable.

Choice 1, We loan you the money under these conditions. You 3 join forces and start designing and making more hybrids (Diesel/Electric, all Electric, Hydrogen, Natural Gas) in 2 years getting at least 40 MPG and base cost less that 15K. As collateral you will put up all employee pensions, CEO’s and top level employees will not bonus nor make more than 200K per year. You will also put up every asset you have. If you fail, you lose all of it.

Choice 2: You file bankruptcy and figure it out for yourself.

Why the stiff choices? Simple, if we citizens live beyond our means we are not bailed out by our government nor should we. Corporations need to closely scrutinize their books, no one person should be in charge and they should invite 3rd party auditors to review their books twice annually. We have too many companies running amok and irresponsible people at the helm. When you are at this level in your career you should be held more accountable. Maybe if you are going to pay bonuses, maybe they should be in a”fund” of sorts. When you retire or leave it begins to pay you after one year. This is to make sure that the company is not in trouble due to you negligence. If you are found negligent then you forfeit the amount needed from your “fund”. If there is not enough then you loose the fund and that is the end of it.

Our government (really us) should not have to bailout anything, whether it be a “loan” or just straight cash. Most if not all of us did not create this issue so why are we being penalized.

Foreclosures, while this seems like a tough issue I do not really think it is. Yes we all want to own a home it’s the “American Dream”. Do your own homework with things like the Internet go to your local library and do the research. Think about things like gas bills, water bills, lawn care and regular house maintenance such as furnace/AC checks before purchase and yearly checkup afterwords. Sure we all get excited when you are buying something new, but try to buy it with the attitude that you do not “need” it. Treat it as a nice to have and don’t get sucked in because your friends bought a house.

Now mortgage lenders, first off I think all lenders are crooks but loans in this country are a semi-necessary evil. Very few people can actually save for a house let alone a car, me included. Well as we learned the lenders opened the gap as to who would qualify and now these people who believed they could afford such property are now SCREWED. Again let the lending companies that don’t know how to self manage fail. Take the mortgages that they used to hold and send them to a mortgage lender that is good in self managing. Let the new lender work with the people paying on the mortgage. This could be as simple as making the same payment you are currently making or negotiate a new payment based on a longer term. This would be more of a WIN-WIN situation. The new lender gets more business (rewarded) for managing his company well, the family get to keep their house that they have been paying on. Plus the lender make get repeat business or at least referrals from current customers.

Companies have gotten carried away with profits and lost the focus of why they are in business. Salaries are way out of touch with the world. The janitor is just as important as the security guard as the CEO. If the building is not maintained it is no longer an asset to the company. If the janitor doesn’t keep floors clean someone could get hurt and possibly sue (I hate these kinds). We if that person sues then the company looks bad.

Instead of paying millions of dollars to a select few why not spread the money amongst the employees or really nice health care. Just think!!!!!

One last thing, I was involved in some volunteering this weekend. I went to a neighborhood and handed out turkey diners. (1 frozen turkey, some potatoes, green beans, crackers etc) We walked about 2 miles total in 40 degree weather (which I like). Some people were very gracious and I love those people. Many we still in “pj’s” (@ noon) and more or less took the stuff like they deserved it. Many house were very nice looking, newer cars in the driveways (most less than 3 years old). I just don’t get people, just because you made a poor choice in life or inadvertently went down a wrong path at some point in your life does not mean that anyone owes you. Not your parents, your grandparents, pastor, school teacher etc. YOU are responsible for YOU!

Here is the organization I did the work for.
http://demetriousjohnson.com/enter/index.html

So if someone brings you a turkey dinner take a second and smile and say “Thanks”. Volunteering works both way, they want to help and see a smile on someone face, it makes it all worth while.