Category: cash and poverty

Fundamental Systemic Problems – #1 – Wealth

There are fundamental systemic problems that are literally killing us – both individually and as a species. Unless we can get a handle on these issues – we are almost certainly doomed. The first problem is wealth. Not wealth inequality, not wealth distribution, not how wealth is earned or...

Homeownerlessness

Thus far, in my life, I have never owned my own home except when I’ve lived in VW vans. It’s my own fault – mortgages were easy to come by several times in my life and I chose not to invest. This will sound funny, but the prices always...

The Greatest Dilemma aka The Parent’s Dilemma

Maybe you have to be me to understand this one, but I’m guessing that you only have to be a sort of half way self aware parent of a child that you truly love to understand it – this – my greatest dilemma. I want my child to grow...

Top 20 Hedge Funds 2009

When you look at hedge fund performance so far in 2009, it seems that some of them have been making a lot of money while others are still losing their jobs… Is life unfair? Top 20 Hedge Funds 2009 1/ Turnberry Capital +130.69% 2/ Palomino Capital +114.43% 3/ Henderson...

Making money with Text Link Ads

  First off, I have to admit that in most of my online ventures, I haven’t really succeeded. Adsense has not yet yielded me a dime in actual payouts. Affiliate programs have never really worked for me. Referral programs haven’t worked. Paid to email and paid to play games...

Making money online – Moolah

I’ve started to get serious about making money online. One of the blogs I recently bought is NewsNotion.com, which is all about making money online. I’m going through the old posts and I’m going to try out every bit of it. I will be posting all of my results...

Blogging for Dollars

It’s funny. My life vacillates between two poles. The completely spiritual and the necessity for money. The two aren’t necessarily incompatible, but at the same time I would love to be able to focus totally on the first without concern for the second. Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible to do...

Earning a Living as a Vagobond

Everyone knows that times are tough right now. The world economy is still in a shambles. The job market is anything but good. I couldn’t have planned a worse time to graduate with a degree that really isn’t good for much beyond the knowledge it gives me. At least...

Higher purpose video games

I’m here in Big Bear and I wake up pretty early, work with my Dad, and then figureout what to do with my evening. Since I’m not into going out to bars or going to see a movie every night, that leaves a few options. I don’t have a...

What would you do if you won the lottery?

I’ve read that something like 95% of lottery winners say it was the worst thing that ever happened to them. I wonder if that will be the case for this guy? I’ve put up a new poll with a few ideas on the right sidebar. By the way, the...

Clown-Jazeera. More guns and bad news.

We the Scary Arab Clowns admit to taking some satisfaction in being right, but the misery that you and your people are going through bring us no joy. With that being said, we wish you peace and equality with the rest of the third world. U.S. unemployment will approach...

2009 promises to be like 2008- only with a worse economy

Here’s a few stories that caught my eye: German billionaire kills himself over losses. The funny thing here is that he probably still had about a billion more than me and I’m having a great time. What the fuck is wrong with people? Try living life instead of thinking...

For the Duh! Files- Oahu Home Sales

The headline reads “Oahu Home Sales Dive, but Prices Stable.” Doesn’t that mean that in order to sell more homes they will have to lower the prices? Maybe the headline should read “Oahu homes priced too high and not selling.” or “Oahu Homeowners refuse to lower prices and don’t...

Social Justice, Education, and Financial Aid

First of all, let me posit, that our society gives those with wealth a definite advantage over those without. This isn’t news to anyone, but let me give an example that you may not have thought of. To break free of a background in poverty, one path is that...

Ah Hawaii…I am reminded why I leave thee…

A quick look at the paper this morning made reminded me why I am leaving Hawaii. Jobs are down, tourism is down, rents are up as owners try to make their mortgages, and in general, even though I am one of the best tour guides on Oahu, there isn’t...

Who pays taxes that pay for the bailout? Not the corporations.

Who got us into this mess? irresponsible corporations. Who is going to pay to clean up the mess? Not the corporations…instead it is you, who the corporations have been bleeding dry and cheating for all your life. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Most U.S. and foreign corporations doing business in the...

What would $850 Billion do for the world's poor?

A great post from Humanitarian Relief. Imagine how the world would view us if we spent money on this instead of on bailing out irresponsible banks and investors. Imagine how the wold would benefit. Staggering to think of. Think how much it would mean to the folks who live...

A much better plan to save the economy!

I found this in my email this morning (Thanks Rev!). It makes sense to me. Hi Pals, I’m against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG. Instead, I’m in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a We Deserve It Dividend. To make the math simple, let’s assume there are 200,000,000...