First the rules. Then the point.

I thought it best to start with this so everything is clear from the gate. I am going to give you a list of things that will not be appreciated, and others that will not be tolerated. Just to let you know, I don’t want to have to ban anyone from the post.

1. no profanities.- I talk like a sailor, so if I have to clean up my language so do you.

2. no juvenile behavior.- If you’re taking the time to post here one would hope you have something to contribute rather than just posting to call people names. Does this mean that I think people shouldn’t be called out WHEN needed? absolutely not. But I would hope that people take feelings into consideration for the little things.

3. The words ‘expert’, ‘perfect’, and ‘normal’ are not to be used.– The reason being is that two of them don’t exist and the third is an opinion. Also, I can’t think of any way to use them in a positive manner. but if you think “normal” should be allowed let me know. I’m not above hearing anyone (that makes sense) out.

4. Please treat people the way you wish to be treated.- this is the hardest one to fallow. But if everyone did we wouldn’t be in the messes we are in.

5. Post links to referances.- Anyone can say whatever they want. but, that doesn’t make it true. so, if you state something as fact please make sure to put a link to where you got it from. I will be doing the same.

One would think these to be simple. but you would be surprised.

Now to let you know a little about me. I am a practicing Taoist of about 10 years. Does that mean that I am good at it? No. I do try, but that’s why I say practicing.

I am a visual, active learner, and a global thinker. That means I can jump around a lot when trying to explain things. so for this I apologize in advance. if you can’t see how I link thing together let me know and I’ll try to explain better.

Now to get to the point of this blog. I know people think Utopia is not possible but I think we owe it to our selves to figure out how to get as close to it as we can.

I think it is very obvious that what we are doing now is not working and it never will. There are too many flaws to work out and I don’t think it’s worth it to try because it would take forever, and when I say forever I mean with all the so-called laws we have now to go through every one (and we would have to) would take at lest a hundred years. most likely longer. I beleave it would be best to just start over from scratch.

I believe everyone is capable of working they just have to find the right job to suit their  needs. I am excluding people in vegetative states for obvious reasons.

I also believe no one should have to work themselves to death either. In fact, if we only focused on the necessities to start we wouldn’t have to work very hard at all. I’m talking about food, shelter, and water. Then, (in my opinion) we need to focus on the sciences. I don’t think I need to explain their leave of importance.

I think that’s enough to get started. I’ll try to post at least once a week if not more, and I will be checking for feedback daily. Please feel free to add your thoughts. That is what this is here for.

Also, I will be adding polls to this to find out what we should be focusing on.

Thank you,

Edward

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3 thoughts on “First the rules. Then the point.

  1. Cris says:

    I don’t know why anyone would have any problem with this first post. It’s all “perfectly” reasonable (opinion, I know). But serious, go for it! Don’t let others define how you should run your own blog. If they don’t like it, they don’t have to read it.

    I appreciate your comments on my White Star, Black Star, What Gives? at https://oddsandendthoughts.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/white-star-black-star-what-gives/ and hope we can continue that interesting (oops, an opinion) discussion.

    You realize, I’m only being tongue-in-cheek. After all, all blogs are opinions, even if we have references. For any given subject, we can find opposing references, so it really boils down to which set of references we choose to believe in—to bolster our opinions. 🙂

    What do you think of that? 🙂

    I’ve found the most amazing way to get readership, by the way. I found the weekly photographic challenge in which lots of people participate and wind up visiting each others’ sites.

    I have two writing blogs and both, I presume, have picked up readers and even followers by just seeing mention of them in my blogroll. It takes time, but it’s worth it.

    Each week a photographic theme is given (this week it’s “down” and everyone comes up with their own interpretation of it. You don’t have to be an expert to participate. A cell phone camera will do, if that’s all you have.

    So, there you have it.

  2. edwardtibolt says:

    lol thanks for the comment, it is appreciated.

    I did have a disclaimer, But, i don’t remember where i put it. lol sorry. It does say that these are just my own veiw.

    But, i will be posting things as fact from time to time.

    To give an example of that would be if i where to say that i heard the recording of the wall street guys saying that we (the people) are only mad at them because they figured out how to make a profit off the bailout. which i did and so did everyone who had their radio on NPR at the time. And now because i said it i’ll find the link to it to let you hear it also.

    lol man i have a big mouth, but till i do i’ll retract it for now. but, you get the point.

    also, thank you for the advice. I will be sure to look into that.

    • edwardtibolt says:

      Okay, i want back and read the transcript, and now i have to make an apology. It was a long time ago, and I didn’t remember it Properly. But, i did find it. So here you go.

      http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/415/transcript

      Adam Davidson

      Yeah, it was a really loud bar. It was packed. And we’ve been arguing with these guys. We’ve been going back and forth for quite awhile at this point.

      Adam Davidson

      So you’re an institutional investor, you work for a credit rating agency. What do you do?

      Bar Patron 2

      I work in a bank on Wall Street.

      Adam Davidson

      All right. I can guarantee your bank would’ve gone under. Your stock valuation would’ve collapsed. Your credit rating agencies–

      Bar Patron 3

      Are out of business.

      Adam Davidson

      –would’ve been out of business. All three of you directly benefited from the bailout.

      Bar Patron 3

      What?

      Bar Patron 1

      You’re crazy!

      Adam Davidson

      How am I crazy?

      Bar Patron 1

      You’re crazy, babe! So what do you do? Don’t bail it out? That’s the question. Do you not bail it out?

      Jane Feltes

      I don’t know.

      Bar Patron 1

      OK. So you let it tank. It’s up to you.

      Jane Feltes

      I would like to bail it out, and I would like to walk into a bar in lower Manhattan, and have one of you thank me. Thank you, I still have my job and I appreciate it.

      Bar Patron 1

      Why do you want that?

      Jane Feltes

      You guys still have your jobs.

      Bar Patron 2

      Because I’m a smart person.

      Jane Feltes

      And you think you got to keep your job because you’re smart? You got to keep your job because you guys got bailed out. You guys got bailed–

      Bar Patron 2

      No, no, no, no, no. That’s not what happened with my job. I mean, survival of the fittest.

      Bar Patron 1

      Because I’m smarter than the average person.

      Adam Davidson

      And even if the government bails out your industry that failed, you still say it’s because you’re smarter.

      Bar Patron 1

      No. The government bailing out an industry was out of necessity for whatever the situation was. The fact that I benefited from that is because I’m smart. I took advantage of a situation. 95% of the population doesn’t have that common sense. The only reason I’ve been doing this for so long is because I must be smarter than the next guy.

      Ira Glass

      They basically saw it as their own individual initiative is what put them where they are today, government had nothing to do about it.

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