10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job

a nice take on something that i have often felt and feel more often. interesting site check it out...

//msnbcmedia1.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Art/BUSINESS/Projects/YourCareer/VLG_RatRace.widec.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.Getting a job and trading your time for money may seem like a good idea. There’s only one problem with it. It’s stupid! Why is getting a job so dumb? Because you only get paid when you’re working. Have you never considered that it might be better to be paid even when you’re not working? Who taught you that you could only earn income while working? Some other brainwashed employee perhaps?

You only get paid a fraction of the real value you generate. Your real salary may be more than triple what you’re paid, but most of that money you’ll never see. It goes straight into other people’s pockets.

Smart people build systems that generate income 24/7, especially passive income. This can include starting a business, building a web site, becoming an investor, or generating royalty income from creative work. The system delivers the ongoing value to people and generates income from it, and once it’s in motion, it runs continuously whether you tend to it or not. From that moment on, the bulk of your time can be invested in increasing your income (by refining your system or spawning new ones) instead of merely maintaining your income.

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1 in 100 americans are incarcerated ~ 1 in 250 a ‘terrorist’

The U.S. is the unchallenged leader in mass incarceration, with the largest Gulag on the planet

Based on raw numbers of inmates – 2,319,258 in federal and state prisons and local jails – and per capita incarceration: 750 inmates for every 100,000 people. Russia, which led the world back in Soviet times, is number two, with 628 inmates per 100,000. The Black and brown U.S. prisoner population, alone, roughly equals that of China’s – a nation with four times the population of the U.S.

for all the problems Canada has (and we have them), i thank my lucky stars i’m not an american. especially not a black american, what a raw deal these people have had since day 1, eh?

and prison in america is not fun:Savaged by dogs, Electrocuted With Cattle Prods, Burned By Toxic Chemicals, Does such barbaric abuse inside U.S. jails explain the horrors that were committed in Iraq?”

Mass Black incarceration is America’s answer to the Black Freedom Movement of the Sixties and early Seventies. Just as the “Black Codes” were the white South’s response to Emancipation, and as massive incarceration of Black “loiterers” to prison plantations and chain gangs followed the crushing of Reconstruction, whites got revenge against the Black Freedom Movement of the Sixties by throwing as many African Americans as possible in prison. This “nigger-caging” response was near-uniform across the country – North, South, East and West.”
From the NY Times: One in 15 black adults is is behind bars, as is one in nine black men between the ages of 20 and 34. The report, from the Pew Center on the States, also found that only one in 355 white women between the ages of 35 and 39 are behind bars but that one in 100 black women are.

and if you’re not a ‘criminal’ you’re a ‘terrorist:’

ACLU: In September 2007, the Inspector General of the Justice Department reported that the Terrorist Screening Center (the FBI-administered organization that consolidates terrorist watch list information in the United States) had over 700,000 names in its database as of April 2007 – and that the list was growing by an average of over 20,000 records per month.1 At that rate, our list will have a million names on it by July. If there were really that many terrorists running around, we’d all be dead.

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  • a long The Atlantic Monthly piece on the ‘Prison Industrial Complex’ (puts all this in context ie.$)
  • The prison industry in the United States: big business or a new form of slavery? from Global Research
  • The Lost Children: What do tougher detention policies mean for illegal immigrant families? from The New Yorker

 

and to anyone who even thinks “black people commit more crime.” Have a good long think about about eggs and chickens.
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My Addiction

 
It started out innocently enough.

I began to think at parties now and then to loosen up. Inevitably though, one thought led to
another, and soon I was more than just a social thinker.

I began to think alone – “to relax,” I told myself – but I knew it
wasn’t true. Thinking became more and more important to me, and
finally I was thinking all the time.

I began to think on the job. I knew that thinking and employment
don’t mix, but I couldn’t stop myself.

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the nine sites i use everyday ~ what site can’t you live without?

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i had yahoo mail for years (with my.yahoo as home). i have a hotmail address (purely for messenger) which i hate and use as my spam address. i use Gmail. it is simply the bestand if you want: email, multi-city weather, rss feeds, stocks, horoscope, quotes + anything else you could possibly want in a homepage it’s iGoogle… so simple and customizable, I mean, c’mon it’s google.

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Google Suggest
don’t you wish google knew what you wanted to find before you finished typing? (it does)

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you love it or you hate it or both. i’m both. i love what it does. i hate where it’s early venture capital came from (hint: the C*A) and what it could be used for (think about all the photos you are tagged in, now think about the big brotheresque facial recognition software that is being developed… put on your tinfoil hat and combine)

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