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A Touching Video

This is so cool. Will really make you think and might even bring a tear to your eyes. For some reason I can’t embed it but click here to watch it. You’ll love it!!!

Santelli Tea Party

CNBC’s Rick Santelli leads the trader mortgage revolt. Would you want to join his “Tea Party?”

Would you join the Chicago Tea Party? Click to vote!

The World Responds to Santelli’s rant!

How Many Zeros in a Billion?

How many zeros in a billion? This is too true to be funny. The next time you hear a politician use the word ‘billion’ in a casual manner, think about whether you want the ‘politicians’ spending YOUR tax money. A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its releases.

A. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

C. A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.

D. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.

E. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it. While this thought is still fresh in our brain… let’s take a look at New Orleans . It’s amazing what you can learn with some simple division.

Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (D) is presently asking Congress for 250 BILLION DOLLARS to rebuild New Orleans . Interesting number….what does it mean?

A. Well… if you are one of the 484,674 residents of NewOrleans (every man, woman, and child) you each get $516,511.

B. Or… if you have one of the 188,251 homes in New Orleans , your home gets $1,328014.

C. Or… if you are a family of four…your family gets $2,066,044. Washington , D.C

HELLO! Are all your calculators broken?? Accounts Receivable Tax  – Building Permit Tax  – CDL License Tax  – Cigarette Tax  – Corporate Income Tax  – Dog License Tax  – Federal Income Tax  – Federal Unemployment Tax  (FUTA) –  Fishing License Tax  –  Food License Tax  – Fuel Permit Tax –  Gasoline Tax  – Hunting License Tax  –  Inheritance Tax  –  Inventory Tax  – IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax) –  IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax) –  Liquor Tax –  Luxury Tax –  Marriage License Tax –  Medicare Tax  – Property Tax –  Real Estate Tax  – Service charge taxes –  Social Security Tax  – Road Usage Tax (Truckers) –  Sales Taxes –  Recreational Vehicle Tax  –  School Tax –  State Income Tax –  State Unemployment Tax (SUTA) –  Telephone Federal Excise Tax –  Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax –  Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax  – Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax  – Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax –  Telephone State and Local Tax –  Telephone Usage Charge Tax  –  Utility Tax –  Vehicle License Registration Tax –  Vehicle Sales Tax  –  Watercraft Registration Tax –  Well Permit Tax –  Workers Compensation Tax

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY? Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago and our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt. We had the largest middle class in the world and Mom stayed home to raise the kids. What happened? Can you spell ‘politicians!’ And I still have to press “1” for English.  What the heck happened?????

The Technology of Social Networking

Up until just recently I did most of my online communicating through email. As a matter of fact, unless any of my friends still lived in caves and were just learning fire, snail mail was almost a forgotten thing. Sure, there a few of my relatives of the older persuasion that have just never gotten the hang of computers and email, so a Christmas card and an occasional phone call just has to suffice. Now with the advent of MySpace and Facebook and the slew of other social networking sites, things are changing even more. Now I do realize that MySpace has been around for awhile and so has Facebook, but I have never been one to immediately jump on the bandwagon of things new and cool! I had a MySpace page awhile back and looked around and searched for friends and the like, but eventually stopped going to it and before long, the damn thing just disappeared from cyberspace! So I remained old school for awhile and then heard of the hot new site called Facebook! In the beginning, I was under the impression that it was a college thing, so what was the purpose of it for someone my age! I never bothered, but eventually got around to MySpace and created another page there. My intent was just to network with other podcasters and a couple of musicians I knew! I set it up and checked it semi regularly and even found a couple of old high school friends there that I hadn’t communicated with in ages! There just didn’t seem to be allot going on at MySpace so I just got bored with it!

So one day while I was killing time, I headed over to Facebook and set up an account and started exploring. What I found amazed me and hooked me for good! I found tons of my neighbors on there having all kinds of interactions. I also found old more old high school friends, podcasters, band sites, and many cool apps! What I do see though is many people my age not using it as much as say the 20-40 year olds. I have many older friends that still use the old school which I call email and say they don’t have the time or inclination to learn or use these social networking sites. All I can say is that they are really missing out! I even got Debbie hooked on Facebook! We communicate with neighbors and friends way more than we did just using email! I have even gotten technical with linking my sites all together, which is not bad for an old fart like me! For instance, when I publish this blog post, I have a feed reader set up at Facebook that pulls in the posts I do here and shows up as notes on Facebook. When I posts status updates for Facebook, I usually use a Twitter Tweet which sends the status update not only to Facebook, but one to my MySpace Page, and also to the Twitter box on my blog! I have another feed reader at Facebook that pulls in my feed at SnoJoRadio.com and posts a note whenever I add another show there! How cool is that? I did allot of bouncing around the country when I was younger and only wish all those friends I made and barely keep in touch with would jump on the bandwagon like I did!

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