Tag: government

We The People

Congratulations to the Obama Administration for implementing an internet service to allow US citizens to present petitions to the White House. This is a first, and I hope people will use the system responsibility and keep the Government  UFO coverup and space alien stuff to a minimum. Yes, these people are still with us.

In my last blog post I excoriated the White House for running a blog and not turning on the comments for people to reply to the propaganda generated there. While on the White House site, I found the We The People section. To the defense of my last blog, the petitioning process is not exactly like being able to comment to a blog article.

Since the Anthrax scare, US Mail to the Government has been discouraged. I don’t believe sending an email gets the job done, either with the recipients sending automatic replies and answers formulated by staff assistants. There aren’t many ways to make your voice heard by the White House, but the petitioning process is a good start.

The petitioning system is limited by the number of subjects you can address, plus you have to register for an account on Whitehouse.gov. Some people will shy away from putting their name on a White House list.

This is the way the system works.

  1. Register for an account to either create a petition or sign a petition.
  2. Create your petition, or sign a petition.
  3. Collect 150 signatures in 30 days. Otherwise, your petition is dead.
  4. Collect 25,000 signatures in the next 30 days and your petition will be reviewed by White House staff, and forwarded to the appropriate federal bureau.

It’s easy, and all you have to do is give your name. Good luck on that.

Block Headed Thinking

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riesofpeoplebeingbraindamagedwherepartoftheirbrainhadtoberemoved,andyetthewereabletoretrainthe
mselvestowalk,talk,read,andfunctionusingonlytheleftoversbraincells.Therearelotsofbooksonthissubject,
andtheyarewellworthreading.Itseemsthatthebrainitselfiscapableoftransferringfunctionsfromonepartoft
hebraintoanother.Itmaytakesometime,butthiswonderfulorgangivesushopethatwecanbebetterifonlyweca
nconcentrateonthethingsthatwillmakeusso.Iwasreadingascientificblog,today,andtheroleoftheFederalGov
ernmentinfundingindustrystartupswasmentioned.Irepliedthattherewasnoplaceinthemarketforgovernm
entfundedentitiesbecausethekindofpersonworkingforgovernmentisriskaverse,andmanytimesislazy.The
yhavenounderstandingoffinancialrisk,butareperfectlyhappytorisktaxpayersmoneyonthingsofwhichthey
havenounderstanding.Thinkingthatyoucandosomethingthatgoesagainstyourbasicpersonalityandtraining
isfoolhardy,or,asImightsay,blockheadedthinking.Blockheadedthinkinginformallymeans,stupid.Itisstupid
forgovernmentstothinktheycanforcemarkets,orchampionindustrywinnersinthestartupstage.Itisequallys
tupidforthegovernmenttoinfluencemarketssimplybecausemarketdecisionsaremadeupofmillionsandbillio
nsofdecisionsofpeoplewhoaremaximizingtheirvalue,opportunity,orchancetomakeaprofit.Presently,weha
veanAdministrationthatthinkstheycancontrolmarkets,andthat’sonereasonwehavethelongestrecessionin
history.Morelikely,theAdministrationwouldliketodoawaywithmarkets,andcapitalism,sotheycanmakedec
isionsforpeopleconsistentwiththeAdministration’sideology.Thisisblockheadedthinking.NowthatIhavema
deyoureadthisentireblockoftext,youcanprobablygettheideaofhowforeigntheconceptofmarketsaretoagov
ernmentemployeeblockhead.