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- World Forestry Day has been celebrated around the world for 30 years to remind communities of the importance of forests and the many benefits which we gain from them.
- FORESTRY, more than other branches of agriculture, is an activity which needs to be brought before the public
- FORESTS are essential for life on Earth. They give us shade and shelter, refuge and refreshment, clean air and water.
- What can I do on World Forestry Day? Celebrate World Forestry Day by visiting your local forests and learning more about the many contributions they make to our well-being.
- How much of the world is forested?
- Where are the largest forests found?
- What is a primary forest?
- What are the protective functions of forests?
Marxist Analysis of the 2013 Debt CrisisA Marxist Analysis Of The Current Debt Crisis In America.
By now, most anyone who has been paying attention to American politic will have become deeply familiar with the crisis in Congress. Once more, the Democrats and Republicans are waging verbal war over raising the nation's debt ceiling. The point of contention largely falls on the funding of "Obamacare" (Officially the Affordable Care Act) which went into effect roughly two weeks ago. The Republicans also point out, for legitimacy's sake, the excessive spending of the Federal Government in general as well.
Now, as "Obamacare" has gone into effect, and was upheld by the Supreme Court as Constitutional, there is very little standing in the way of it's implementation. The Republican opposition to the new law is largely, repeat largely, ideological in nature. It represents to them a quasi-Socialist level of government "intrusion" into individual lives. Not only that, but golly-gee, it might just be expensive. Certainly the Cong
On The Importance Of BooksOn The Importance Of Books.
In this new age, one filled with electronic media and technological convenience, I feel we have to some degree lost appreciation of books. While it is a sin alone that many no longer really read, and it is a sin, I feel that there is something very trying with the attitude of "I'll just download it." To me, personally, this is a sloppy excuse for literature. It is not to say that I dislike modern conveniences. Obviously with my use of the Internet and computer alone, I enjoy these devices.
But to undervalue the importance of a book, to have a text in hard copy, would be criminal in my opinion. With the rise of e-readers, one can now store what would be hundreds of books on one device. While this is very good in terms of space and storage, I feel that something as enjoyable as a novel is worthy of the shelving it would occupy. The benefit of hard copy in relation to digital means would be that one can easily lose their e-reader. While
Memories of the Great WarI'm sitting here again. After these odd thoughts and memories started, I was compelled to put on the trench coat. Well, not the trench coat. That one is long gone, but the one I have in this life.The-Necromancer
I'm not sure if I have an overactive imagination or if I'm really remembering this. It fills me with anxiety, thinking about it. The memories of that time come back to me, little bit and snap shots of the past. A past I ought not recall. A time when the world was on fire.
I'm not sure what year it was, perhaps 1916. Thats my gut feeling on it. Cowering in a dug out, the dirt walls shaking a bit as the shells are falling outside. Seems like it was going on for years, all the explosions. We're all terrified, some of us bold enough to peer out the doorway from time to time. There was alot of dust thrown up, the sky looked a bit muddy through that little hole. At one point, farther down the line, a shell found it's mark. We'd have to get that section rebuilt. It was one hell of an explosio
On Anarcho-CapitalismAnarcho-capitalism is often considered a cousin to minarchism - but it has one crucial difference which is precisely the difference between minarchism and capitalism: Anarcho-capitalists reject the doctrine of collective self-defense. Indeed, they necessarily reject the doctrine of self-defense entirely, as anywhere violence is encountered, the party that wins, wins; there is no agency which can be granted the function of determining whether the party that won was in the wrong or in the right, because that agency, granted that it had the right of arbitration which necessarily would require it possess the right to enforce that arbitration, would be government.
The suggestion that you can hire out to agencies such as police ignores the fundamental problem that those agencies, in order to be effective, must be capable of enforcing themselves on individuals who have -not- agreed to their policies; anarcho-capitalism ignores the problem that those who government would protect you from are n
On EconomicsStagflation is the critical flaw in Keynesian economics. Keynes believed it could not happen. Effectively, stagflation is what happens when government starts increasing its spending during a depression - prices start rising (inflation), and the depression isn't reversed, partly because rising prices discourage additional spending. A more complicated, in-depth explanation would take a block of text you wouldn't care to wander through.
In short, Keynesian economics relies upon the idea that inflation is strongly associated with economic growth, and that if government engages in inflationary economic activities, it will spur economic growth. That strong association has been proven false, and we have encountered stagnant inflation with every recession and depression since Keynes was in office, eighty years ago.
Essentially, laissez-faire economics has been shown, in the experiment of the last eighty years, to be at the very least no worse than Keynesian economics, and likely better.
On AtheismA lot of people react quite oddly to learning that I'm an atheist, especially people from countries like Iran. Those conversations run sort of like this:Unvalanced
"So what religion are you?" (They don't type this well, and certainly spelling and grammar are terrible, but in the interest of legibility we'll overlook this.)
"Why?" (This always follows. Always.)
"So you don't believe in God?" (Replace God with the respective deity they worship.)
"Yes you do." (This always turns up, also.)
"No, I don't."
"You are lying to yourself." (They are rarely this polite or intelligible, but this is the general gist.)
"You know it in your heart."
"How can you deny God?"
"I don't believe in him."
"He believes in you."
...and there I'll stop, because generally I stop responding at this point, out of respect for their idiocy. And this is what I get from almost every religious person: "[Deity here] believes in you." Doesn't matter if th
What I Desire For AmericaBloggers like myself tend to be little more than muckrakerspeople who complain about problems without offering any solutions. This is especially true with conservatives and libertarians, especially those in the Tea Party, who, at this point, merely stand for opposing anything liberals stand forwhich isn't a bad criterion, since liberals tend to stand for bad ideas (gun control, healthcare mandates, net neutrality, Fairness Doctrine). But a solid political philosophy requires that you stand for something; otherwise, as the old saying goes, you stand for nothing.
Which is why I'm listing the policies I wish to see implemented in our country. These are things I believe every American, regardless of their political party, should stand foranything else is against their best interests.
(I admit that some of these positions are rather vague, as I don't know the specific details as to how they would be implemented. Then again, I have no intention of running for office. I, unl
What White Genocide?There are two types of racists. The first type are imaginary raciststhose deemed "racist" by liberals for not supporting their politicians (Barack Obama), pundits (Al Sharpton), or policies (Affirmative Action). Focusing on these "racists" only diminishes the true definition of racismwhich is the irrational hatred of other racesand detracts from true racists (which would be the second type).
The second type are true racists: white nationalists, white supremacists, hereditarians, skinheads, Neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan membersindividuals who are so insecure about their own lives and of other races that they need to delude themselves with racially-charged conspiracy theories, assuring themselves that their shortcomings in life are not their fault, but that of the Zionist government that provides welfare to African Americans and jobs to illegal immigrants.
One of these conspiracy theories is that of white genocide, the idea that the declining population of Caucasians ve
Is Critical Thinking Dead?The more I delve into the cesspool of social media, the more I'm convinced that my generation is incapable of critical thought.BlameThe1st
Consider rape, for example.
I always thought I was looking out for the best interests of my female friends by advising them not to walk alone late at night or to accept drinks from strangers.
But apparently, according to Tumblr feminists, offering that advice makes me a "rape apologist" and "victim blamer" because it assumes women deserve to be raped if they don't take such precautions.
By that logic, I must also believe that victims of theft deserve to be mugged if I advise people not to carry large amounts of cash and flash it in public!
No, clearly, rather than teaching women to protect themselves from potential rapists, I should be teaching potential rapists (i.e.: MENZ!) not to rape.
What I should really do is tell my guy friends not to have sex with women without their consent--which I'm pretty sure they already know, or if they don't know, they don't ca
One Day in Politics RepubilcaIt was one crisp morning in Politics Republica when the bells high up in the mountains rang. Some prefered to sleep in but others decide to start their day. The citizens had two big buildings that most of the business was conducted within. Even though there was no rule, that didn't mean there was no order. Any laws concerning financial or otherwise was a direct vote. The community also had a pipe system for voting, money transactions, or to send mail to the post office.
The community had their merchants as they lived in two places. This created the need of dual living status that help curb the need for extra taxes and fights from the leaders of the other state. They sold paper, multi color ink, grains, wine, goat meat, metal ore, and other things that could be harvested. They usually kept the roads clear and had a device that blocked the road if a major troll attack happened.
Some of the citizens were...off their rocker so to speak. This caused an interesting debate for them. It was no
A Resturant Owner and Her Motor ScooterIt was 4:30 am when darkanddeifant opened up her resturant. It was a beautiful. The sun was raising and she knew TrueSoprano would be sending over some fruit soon. She had order a lot of fruit due to the fact that it'll be 2 two before she can order again. She turned around to see a newbie holding her order instead of the messenger
"Sorry about this miss but, my boss is on vacation." Said the messegner.
"Where do I sign?" Said darkanddeifant.
After getting her fruit order, she needed meat and fish. So, she hopped on her bad ass motor scooter. She put on her unicorn helmet, placed her deal with it googles over her eyes, and wrapped her rainbow scarf around her neck be for taking off. The Cost was refreshing sight to see. Popping wheelies on the smooth ground. Playing a tune on her radio. All was going good until she arrived at the farm were she met the owner's new hand.
Kell0x owned the farm but, her farm hand, quixotic-spark ran it. He employed a few new hand to take care of the butche
How Not to be a Camwhore on dAFirst off, a camwhore is someone who post mostly pictures of themselves and little to no vareity in their pictures. Most camwhores are young but can hit well into their 40 upon which some of their assets sag a little. Some of the reasons why camwhore exist is because the attention they get from strangers who they don't know. Some get creeped out by the strangers advances or some enjoys it. They can be plain or a freaking frankenstien of bright colors. Look for the signs:kitsumekat
What's in their gallery? If their gallery is bursting at the seams with pictures of them, that an easy mark.
How are they dressed?Some camwhores where plain clothes but others go all out. Some dress provocatively. Some barely wear clothes in their pictures.
Do they have variety? The one thing about a gallery is, no matter how much similar the style is, there's still some variety in there.
How not to be a camwhore here is really simple:
1. Have variety. If you have less pictures of
The truth is a harsh mistressThe Tauren district of Orgrimmar was quiet beyond the crackling of fire & braziers in the spring night. The local Sunwalkers were still awake, chatting & preparing for the next day of work that laid before them. Aikane Grimtotem was gently polishing his armor as he listened to his fellow Sunwalker converse about local rumors.
"That's now what I heard. Seems Kurn is seeing one of the local Troll Witch Doctors near the Valley of Spirit." Said the female Tauren nearby Aikane, she was big into gossiping and the news of the hour was over who Kurn, a fellow Sunwalker, was seeing on his off time. Of course to share in this chat was Aikane himself. " Ishna, do you honestly think he would go out with a troll? Their woman are easy on the eyes, but having one for a mate? I don't know the logic of that...." Ishna snorted for a second " You're too old fashion, Aikane, and being a Grimtotem of all people."
Aikane stopped polishing for a moment and looked at her " I w
My days of a monk.All around this rock,
images are seen.
The people see things and eat them.
They are in pleasure for themselves.
Carnal ideals swell and invade my mind.
I have lost my path, and my heart.
When will such thoughts go away?
Will I be able to find my road again?
I WILL NOT ALLOW MYSELF TO BECOME THE LOST!!
Nothing in this world will give me my earn bliss.
All things of this world is temporary pleasure.
I rather be in a short bit of pain for eternal pleasure,
then a little pleasure for eternal pain.
How can I live with fools everyday?
How does one able to battle the jinn?
How is one able to battle the trials by fire?
How is one able to be himself?
Nothing but fear for men.Silent,SapphireZero
These steps produce nothing short of hate in humanity.
Something I detest to the core.
Leaders, so proud and willing to help men.
Their pride holds them.
Making them see what they want to see.
The truth does not gain any type of pridful actions.
She sits and tells people the reality of the world.
However, only if people will listen to her, can such actions be made.
The men of this world act like someone they are not.
They act like cowards from the sight of the truth.
Begging that the light they 'protect' be turned off.
The sweet lady of truth does nothing in the men's actions.
For she will one kill them with her sword and put thier heads up in display.
Oh such a sight that day, when the fortress the men hide crumbles.
When the gold they hid, and the grain they ate will return.
I await for judgement Truth, waiting for your sweet sword to cut off those men.
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Proposal for Amendment to Submission PolicyAmendment XIIProposal for Amendment to Submission Policy by scythepuppet
Clause G guidelines for Submission etiquette
1. Deviants submitting artwork which use "base images" they did not create or do not own must make a good faith effort to provide credit for artists responsible for images in their work.
2. Deviations submitted to the DAPF gallery may not have comments disabled nor may deviants ban individual commentary, excepting instances where the deviant feels they have been harassed or that the commentator has otherwise violated the DA Etiquette Policy.
3. Deviants who ban an individual or prevent comments under "acceptable premises" listed in XII.G.2 must be prepared to defend their decision to a representative of the DAPF.
4. Deviants who violate these and other guidelines may have their work or works removed from the gallery.
Clause H Guidelines for submission review etiquette
1. Downvoting a submitted deviation must include a reason offered somewhere in the submi
The Elephants and The MulesOnce upon a time, in a faraway place was a land of elephants. The elephants spent their days walking from one lovely place to another eating the grass which grew in abundance there. They lived with their families and lived contented lives.The Elephants and The Mules by katiejo911
One day, the elephants saw a great cloud of smoke off to the West. It billowed upward until flames appeared at the base of the firestorm and the elephants were frightened. But the fire stopped when it got to the Great River. They were safe.
A week or two later, the elephants started seeing mules coming from the West. They were tired and hungry, some with burn marks and scorches. They told the elephants the same story, that they lived in their land eating their grasses when a huge thunderstorm came through and lightening started a voracious grass fire which spread all the way to the Great River. Many mules had been killed, many more injured. T
Underfunded Schools? Explain This Sports Stadium!Underfunded Schools? Explain This Sports Stadium! by BlameThe1st
The prevalent myth about our public schools is that they are underfunded. This myth flies in the face of reality when you consider that our country spends more on education per student than any other nation except Switzerland.
This myth especially crumbles when you consider schools such as Allen High School in Texas. The school had enough money—exactly $60 million!—to blow on an 18,000 seat high school football stadium. What’s worse is that the stadium recently shut down—only 18 months after opening!—due to "extensive cracking."
Our schools are underfunded, and yet this school flushed $60 million in taxpayer money down the toilet over a
Gawker CPAC Coverage Exposes Libtard MisogynyGawker CPAC Coverage Exposes Libtard Misogyny by BlameThe1st
For those of you living under a rock, CPAC is currently well under way and receiving media attention—both positive and negative. One source of negative attention would be Gawker.
The website is giving the event day-by-day coverage, with most of it barreling down to “Durr hurr! Dem conservatwats is teh stoopid!”
One post title asserts that “Michele Bachmann Slanders Hillary Clinton on International Women's Day”. And what slander did the former Minnesotan congresswoman throw at the former First Lady turned Secretary of State? That she was not the “right” choice for the first female president.
Wow! That’s as “slanderous” as claiming that chocolate is not the right choice for a wedding cake.
(Oh, and the fact that she was “wearing a
Revolutionary IconsLooking at the Iconic photo of Ernesto Guevara AKA el CheRevolutionary Icons by Skargill
I can’t help but think that he’d have been perfect in an ad for Timotei
With such thick hair
And enigmatic stare
Perhaps I should find me a lookalike, and they say Revolution doesn’t pay
Feminists Aint What They Used To BeFeminists Aint What They Used To Be by BlameThe1st
Today is International Women’s Day, which should be a celebration of women and their accomplishments, but more often than not, is coopted by radical feminists in order to push their myopic worldview and agenda.
Too many times, when someone like me expresses our disdain with modern feminism, the knee-jerk reaction from feminists is “Oh yeah! What do you have against equal rights for women?!”
I don’t think anyone else can offer a better rebuttal to this insipid question than Bernard Goldberg.
The following is an excerpt from his book “100 People Who Are Screwing Up America.” The entire book is exactly what the title says: a list of people whom Bernie feels is making America a worse place to live. It’s an amusing and equally enlightening read, and one that I highly recommend.
Before his epic list, he offers a few pre
This Is What Gun Control Looks Like!This Is What Gun Control Looks Like! by BlameThe1st
You probably assumed I would discuss the recent Chinese train station massacre that left 27 people dead and 109 injured—all due to knives rather than guns! While this event does prove what most sane people have been arguing—that bad guys with the intent to murder will manage to kill people even without guns—I felt like focusing on a more localized event that reveals the real horrors of a “gun-free” world.
The date is July 1, 2012. The place is a small Michigan town. The person is Milton Hall, a 49-year-old homeless man with a history of mental illness.
Hall was confronted by police outside a convenience store. He was armed with a pocket knife; the six officers with their guns.
When Hall refused to comply with the officer's demands, they fired 47 times at
Guys, PLEASE know the difference... TL;DR version: I have a lot of politically active friends (both on this sight, and off of it) that believe minarchism = anarcho-capitalism. Truth is, that is simply not the case.Guys, PLEASE know the difference... by ReXspec
To quote the wiki, " Anarcho-capitalism advocates abolishing the state. Minarchism has been variously defined by sources. In the strictest sense, it is the political philosophy which maintains that the state is necessary and that its only legitimate function is the protection of individuals from
Stop Russia!The situation in Ukraine escalates for every hour that passes and now Russia is sending armed troops into Crimea. This is deeply unacceptable and a violation of all international guidelines, and it must have some sort of consequences! Sadly, we, the West, can't do anything because Russia controls our natural gas and we risk starting a new great war. The EU and US have to something, but I don't know what.Stop Russia! by DaneOfScandinavy
Putin is planning for a complete Russian takeover of Crimea and I believe it is a plan C. Plan A was to force Ukraine into the Eurasian Union, but it failed when people started protesting and Yanukovich was forced from power. Plan B was to split Ukraine into east and west, and then incorporate the east into the Eurasian Union or perhaps even Russia. Now Putin is taking Crimea as Plan C.
And let me tell you something about the Eurasian Union, Putin's brainchild. It is yet another attempt to restore the Russian Empire. When the Russian Empire first collapsed, Soviet Russia rose and
Pageviews Now Include All Profile SectionsPageviews Now Include All Profile Sections by danlev
As of today, we've updated the way Profile pageviews are counted for deviants and Groups.
Many years ago, we expanded the pageview counter to include not just the front page of your Profile, but also the Journals tab and the Prints tab (but not individual Journals or Prints). We mistakenly never expanded the count to other areas of the Profile.
This has been inconsistent for quite some time and we haven’t been transparent about what exactly this counter included.
Starting today, the pageview counter will begin including pageviews to all sections of your Profile, including:
Gallery and Gallery FoldersFavourites and CollectionsOther profile subpages: Activity, Badges, Daily Deviations, Critiques, Gallery Stats, Polls, Wishlist
We felt that it was important to fix this inconsistency to properly reflect traffic to all deviants’ Profiles. If an artist gets a lot of traffic to their Prints shop, this should be reflected in the same way i
You Can't Get MarriedYou can't get married. No, I'm talking to you. And if you are married, it's going to be annulled. You may only live with your "spouse" as a citizen of the United States. You may not be carried on your co-habitant's insurance. You may not inherit any of your cohab's property when they die. You may not be allowed into the hospital room with them because you are not family. Any children you have go to your cohab's parents because they are their relatives, not you. And if you decide to go live somewhere else, you get what you came into the house with. You're a roommate. You're a booty call. And if you're being supported by your roommate and have sex with them you are trading sex for goods and services. In other words, you are a whore.You Can't Get Married by katiejo911
If all marriage laws were dissolved tomorrow, this is what would happen to families. And without those laws, our married citizens would h
Leaderless Revolution for the 21st CenturyA little while ago, I read a book called The Leaderless Revolution: How Ordinary People will Take Power and Change Politics in the 21st Century by Carne Ross, a former member of the British Foreign Office and delegate of the UK mission to the UN who left his job after seeing how so-called "representatives" represent themselves and the interests of their biggest supporters (such as multinational corporations) rather than the people of the society who elected them or who they were appointed to represent. Ross believes that this removal of agency from the people themselves to representatives, and the alienation it causes, is responsible for much of the conflict in the world. Therefore, he supports a leaderless consensus-based directly democratic government, i.e., anarchism. He gives precedents for this type of government in societies from pre-industrial tribes to the anarchist communes of Spain in the 1930s, the latter being the subject of George Orwell's panegyric HoLeaderless Revolution for the 21st Century by BullMoose1912
FreedumbFreedumb by MichaelRay44
Dogmatic rhetoric creates imagined enemies.
Intolerance of the oppressed, an austere reality.
Our rights refused and community divided.
NDAA for those who choose to fight it
The Monsters of Green EnergyThe Monsters of Green Energy by Titanicfan1000
First off, please note that I am NOT anti-green energy. I think it can help us from relying on pollution from sources like coal, but I will explain my solutions later in the essay. I want to first talk about what we should not use as green energy. There are two sources that I call the monsters of green energy. What are these two? Wind and solar energy.
Allow me to explain wind turbines first. Wind turbines use the wind to made us energy. Sounds clean right? Did you know that wind turbines need a constant input of electricity to keep the blades moving in low wind? So already you need an alternative source. They are also very expensive to repair and are in some cases inefficient to run.
Believe it or not, but wind power was used an thrown away over a hundred years ago. It was a new invention in the late 1800's and early 1900's but it did not simply do its job: make energy. When we turn a light on we expect it to be on until we turn it off, but you are not guaranteed that with
The FearThe Fear by Orkideh84
For my blood, my tears, my soul, my fear, my anger, my misery,
All I can think about, is how they will be tearing her apart,
She is more than five thousands years old, but she's barely alive and won't be breathing much longer,
She's dying and, yet they are killing her inside,
She's sick, yet nobody tries to cure her,
She's depressed and wants to speak, but everybody told her to shut up,
She's humiliated and hurt, but nobody notices nor cares,
She's starving, yet she's got very little to eat,
She's thirsty, but everything is dried up,
She's longing for love, but gets only violence in return,
Everyone; her enemies, her so-called allies and even her selfish regime, just wants a piece of her, taking her, humiliating her, making her a pet, a soulless pet, a robotic pet with no emotions nor life,
Nobody ever asked her what she really wanted for herself and for her people!
How many times, haven't they taken away the dignity of
Bill Maher vs. Common SenseBill Maher has declared that the Republican Party is at war with common sense. "I think Republicans live in a world now where whatever a liberal says, no matter how sensible, is automatically evil, wrong, and needs to be fought with the fervor of a starving raccoon on crystal meth," he said during a recent New Rules segment on his HBO show Real Time.Bill Maher vs. Common Sense by BlameThe1st
You know what's the worst part about Bill Maher?
It's not that he bashes Republicans. They have been wrong on many issues (Patriot Act, WMDs, waterboarding, oil subsidies) and Maher is perfectly justified in bashing them because of itthough to him, Republicans are always wrong and liberals like himself are always right. And to be perfectly honest, that's not the worst part about him either. We all think we're right about something, especially when it comes to politics, so why should we expect anything different from a l
What is Democratic Socialism?What is Democratic Socialism? by BullMoose1912
Democratic socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democraticallyto meet public needs, not to make profits for a few. To achieve a more just society, many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed through greater economic and social democracy so that ordinary Americans can participate in the many decisions that affect our lives. Democracy and socialism go hand in hand. All over the world, wherever the idea of democracy has taken root, the vision of socialism has taken root as welleverywhere but in the United States. Because of this, many false ideas about socialism have developed in the US. With this pamphlet, we hope to answer some of your questions about socialism.
Doesn't socialism mean that the government will own and run everything?
Democratic socialists do not want to create an all-powerful government bureaucracy. But we do not want big corporate bureaucracies to control
Arguing With IdiotsWe all have our addictions. For some, it's smoking. For others, it's drinking. And for many others, it's porn. For me, it's arguing on the internetthe most fruitless endeavor since Sisyphus rolling a boulder up a hill.Arguing With Idiots by BlameThe1st
I don't know what compels me to argue. I guess it's this naive notion that, if you encounter someone with an incorrect belief and you provide them logic, reason, and evidence to the contrary, that they will abandon their belief. If that were the case, the world wouldn't be plagued with birthers, truthers, anti-vaccers, Keynesians, and other idiots with blatantly incorrect beliefs. You can lead an idiot to knowledge but you can't make them think.
So I know that arguing with people rarely changes their minds. So why do I persist with arguing? Do I derive pleasure from it? Hardly! If anything, it gives me grief. There's nothing more frustrating than knowing someone is demonstrably wrong, and even when you prove to them that they are, not only do they not admit it, but
TV societyWhat we think,TV society by Bizkit66
what the screen blinks.
What do we know,
but what were told.
We hold in regard,
a system thats tarred.
Devide and conqure,
the global agenda.
We are all decieved,
false knowlage recieved.
between people of all nations.
We will soon see,
What do we think,
what the sreen blinks.
The Unfairness of the BailoutsThe Unfairness of the Bailouts by BullMoose1912
Though the bank bailouts of 2008 are generally not talked about anymore, they are still an perfect symbol of the way our financial system works, not so much in the fact that these "too big to fail" banks were bailed out in the first place but in the aftermath of the bailouts. Though the banks were bailed out with our tax dollars, the government attached minimal strings at best to the money that was used to keep financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs and AIG afloat. Because of the lack of strings attached to the bailout money, big businesses were able to use our tax dollars to give their executives big bonuses. And that is criminally unfair.
Although the bailouts were necessary to prevent further financial destruction, the bailouts represent something incredibly wrong with our financial system. First, the idea of a financial institution becoming so large and connected with so many people around the world that its failure would create widespread chaos. That in and of itself is some