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I am a mystic madman, a wandering wildman, scholar of esoterica, dilettante sadhu, dready-headed hippie (only have a few jata on the back of my head right now, though more be forming of this third set of knotted hair), gentle yogi, fierce foe of falsity. I was a preacher, but I renounced that. I was married, but she renounced me. I was a grad student at one of the top universities in the world on my way to becoming a professor, but I realized they taught lies there too. I am protector of souls, lover of mountains, smoker of herb, fond of hot springs, oceans and lakes and rivers and rain and sunshine, devotee of Devi.

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Let's Fund Health Care With The Pentagon's Fat-Ass Budget!!

Both California and New York, as well as various other states, are bitching about money they're gonna have to pay to fund the health care changes being developed between the House of Representatives and Senate. There is a really easy and obvious option to fund even a more comprehensive and compassionate option, rivaling or bettering Canada's system, or those of various European countries: take some dough from the Pentagon's $600+ billion-a-year budget!! What the hell does this nation need so much money for "defense" when the rest of the world's spending on guns and bombs combined is only slightly greater?!?! Are those running the government afraid everybody else is gonna declare war on the good ole USA?!?! It is indeed a travesty of justice that this country won't care for its neediest, when the richest nation of the whole world, and instead spends such an obscene amount on weapons won't likely ever be used (or at least let us hope and pray)!!

"Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes … known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare."

— James Madison, Political Observations, 1795

image and quote from http://www.globalissues.org/article/75/world-military-spending

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