Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Humanitarian Seeks Assistance

Throughout my journey, I have had several doctors tell me that my symptoms were “a figment” of my “imagination.”  They told me that "nobody cares" about me.  They advised me to “stop writing letters” and to "stop fighting” all together.  I purged most of their ill-directed advice and argued them that they were wrong. 

I know that with the unwavering support of my family and friends that I will fight this until the day I die.  But, I am too sick and too tired to fight this alone any longer, as trying to save the world has taken a great physical and emotional toll on me.

Inititally, I was definitely fighting for myself, but I have come to humbly accept that my plight transcended me a long, long, time ago.  I am no longer fighting for my life.  I am now fighting for yours. 

We live in an amazing democratic society where every voice counts.  If you are moved by the content that you are about to read, please write a letter to your representatives, on behalf of my cause.

I submit that the letter read something like: "I support funding and research on HIV-Negative AIDS cases."



Friday, August 19, 2005

To succeed, or to fail, is the American Way / The Serenity Prayer / On My Honor

To succeed, or to fail, is the American way

Written by an ingenious man, and proud U.S. Patriot (2008)

“Over the last year, as the dire financial condition of more and more companies become apparent, a portion of the U.S. population voiced a perspective about businesses that could be best summarized as “let them fail.”  The public reaction to such a strategy was polarizing, to say the least. No one with a vested interest in the U.S. economy, whether as an employee, investor, retiree, or resident, wants businesses to fail.  But, the discomfort of failure is driving us to abandon the principles that have made our country and economy great.  I was an early supporter of the “let them fail” strategy, and the unfolding events of this economic crisis have further increased my conviction that it is the best approach.

I believe that the opposition to the “let them fail” strategy is primarily driven by the word “fail.”  The very use of the word fail evokes related perspectives, such as “failure is not an option,” Thoreau’s “Men are born to succeed, not fail,” and the more contemporary “too big to fail.”  What proceeds from this line of thinking is that we will do anything to prevent failure, especially to avoid the resultant loss of jobs, wealth, and standard of living.  Failure is so unpalatable that any strategy that would even allow business failure must therefore be misguided and inferior.

But I believe that all of this focus on “fail” completely misses the overriding point of “let them fail.”  There was little complaint, no civil unrest, and no populist grandstanding when the tone of our country was “let them succeed.”  Investors, employees, and employers made their own decisions and reaped the benefits or detriments that awaited them.  This is the very essence of the words “let them.” But now that the detriments we face are so unsettling we willingly and gladly embrace government invention.  The government’s involvement in the day-to-day operations of American business has massive implications, even bigger than a company’s failure or success.  The approach being used is as simple as it is effective.

They inject the money first without precondition, and then take over the business and call the shots, with the frothing taxpayer rightfully looking for satisfaction for their expended dollars.  As a result, today’s dominant theme in dealing with troubled American businesses has become we will “make them succeed” as with General Motors or we will “make them fail” as with AIG.

To fail and to succeed are equally America.  It is when we trade the words “let them” for “make them” that our America is slipping away.”

Written by an ingenius of a man, and proud U.S. Patriot (2008)

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the:
Serenity to accept the things I can not change;
Courage to change the things I can; and
Wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
                            --Reinhold Niebuhr

On My Honor:

On my honor, I will try.
There's a duty to be done and I say aye.
There's a reason to be here for a reason above.
My honor is to try and my duty is to love.
People don't need to know my name.
If I've done any harm, then I'm to blame.
If I've helped someone, then I've helped me.
And I've opened up my eyes to see.

The Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law*.

*The Girl Scout Law

I will do my best to be
Honest and fair,
Friendly and helpful,
Considerate and caring,
Courageous and strong, and
Responsible for what I say and do
Respect myself and others,
Respect authority,
Use resources wisely,
Make the world a better place,
And be a sister to every Girl Scout.
~ Washington, DC via conference ~ 
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Sunday, August 14, 2005

NOTE TO PHANTOM: Background music:

"Think big, think positive, NEVER SHOW ANY SIGN OF WEAKNESS. Always go for the throat. ... Fear? That's the other guy's problem. NOTHING YOU HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED WILL PREPARE YOU FOR THE ABSOLUTE CARNAGE YOU ARE ABOUT TO WITNESS. SUPER BOWL, World Series - they don't know what pressure is." ~ Louis Winthrope III, Trading Places.

Top O' Rock.  "Póg Mo Thóin." 

I acknowledge that I may appear young and naïve to ignorant mortals (and always half asleep to all), but my keen 6th sense and profound faith in God has always kept me two steps ahead of organized evil (esp the dictator, SweeneyT, the rubberstamper, and hotrod). 


**Ezekiel 25:17: "Path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through valley of the darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper... I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. You will know I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon you." 3-Minutes 

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"You have heard that it was said: 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: 'Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.'"    Matthew 5:43-44
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Te amo. 我愛你. You know that I have a keen 6th SENSE, can read upside-down and backwards, and it's said: "SHE'S SPECIAL," so do you finally want to hear that theory? MY PELICAN BRIEF "I have spoken with the tongue of angels. I have held the hand of the devil..."  How many times do I have to say: Only one Man will ever judge me. Angels always watch over me, so you'll be under investigation now too.


4 S 4 S 1 S G S U S F S F S A S W

W * G K G I  P S P S P E G S S !! G

 C S H S E S C S K S M S A S T S E
Didn't you even hear me when I told you (500) times "THE END"?
"Only two things are certain: the universe and human stupidity;
and I’m not certain about the universe." ~ Einstein

Your light led me through my darkest hour.
I am so sorry it took me so long to see.
With our brightest stars finally shining,
Two destinies, devour.

I don't fight for me. I fight for you.
My story is an epic love story;
My plight --> One Song Glory.


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Someone should make a sequel to the Broadway show "RENT" named "MORTGAGE". Instead of a bohemian back-drop, "MORTGAGE" would be a heterosexual-white, yuppie-take on NON HIV AIDS!  Make it happen.... you heard it here! ;)