Archive for the ‘random thoughts’ Category

Am I addicted to driving my car?

October 5, 2007

car.JPGI like driving my car. I need to drive my car to get to places. Are people lining up to create an addiction to cars? Not being over 100 years old I wasn’t around when cars were first delivered to the mass market. However back when cars were first delivered to the mass market, life was tougher. People had jobs that actually produced things and kept them occupied. They slaved away in factories, created things, grew things, sold things. There weren’t anywhere near the number of experts or people with jobs whose main function seems to be poking their nose into other people’s business. (more…)

The internet is for porn

June 29, 2007

This describes beautifully everything that is wrong with so so much of the media and their politician slaves.

I sometimes worry that politicians care too much about these tabloid fulminations, when the editors don’t really mean to be serious, and don’t really have a moral position. If they did, we would all be obliged to investigate the private lives of tabloid editors, to see whether they could really pass judgment on the rest of us.

It’s an op-ed piece written for the Telegraph. Why are we so happy to have faceless editors tell us what we should be alarmed about, and be our moral barometers?  Why are politicians so happy to let the media set the standards? Why are we so busy judging people?

Lies, damn lies and economics?

June 29, 2007

Club Troppo post asking if we can handle the truth.

Can we? Don’t the lies start from birth? Are we content to let other people decide? Apparently we are.

Maybe I am misunderstanding but I think he is saying that we are all motivated by money, except for those deciding for us? So people who are lying to us aren’t motivated by money? The journalists and politicians can apparently handle the truth, but the rest of us are too motivated by money to be able to make the right choice? Umm by the same argument they are motivated to lie to us to gain some economic advantage. Or am I being overly sensitive?

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Bleh

November 24, 2004

Just one of those days, where everything is annoying me. Buster is fine, just causing me heartburn, and I suspect making me want to burst into tears every five minutes.

Not sure how much longer I can keep snapping people’s heads off though. Bleh.