Sunday, January 18, 2009

resume communication

I got the internet back. For the most part. I got the new G1 mobile phone! Its pretty sweet. That's all for now.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Israelis 'shot at fleeing Gazans'

'Claims have been received by the BBC and an Israeli human rights group that Israeli troops have fired on Gaza residents trying to escape the conflict area. Israel has strongly denied the allegations.'

It's shit like THIS that makes you want to burn flags and break windows. If such allegations are true (which I believe they are), Israel is just as bad as Nazi Germany.

The United States needs to cut ties with Israel, and sanction the shit outta them, let there infrastructure rot, they're people die, then we'll see how many bombs they can drop.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Gove'ment Cheese

I was thinking this morning, about Salaries for U.S. Congress members, Senators, the President, and other government employees.

A Congress member, gets paid over $174,000 a year. A Representative, gets $169,000 per year. That's not including Minority or Majority leaders extra pay ($193,000), or a House Speaker ($223,000).

If you take say $70,000 a year away from these greedy bastards, you'd end up with a savings of over $37,000,000 per year. That's not including pay cuts for the president either, who makes $400,000 plus a few taxable and non-taxable spending accounts (like the $19,000 spending account for entertainment!).

37 million dollars is a big chunk of change, not government changing, recession busting money, but in a financial climate such as now we need every penny we can get.

While this thinking is obviously not new, I think the current recession mandates action such as these pay cuts.

/semi-coherent rant