Saturday, September 27, 2008

For all you party people that might've missed this very important political showdown between two very determined and fierce Presidential candidates, here are some short clips with my own analysis & commentary.


On Afghanistan


Finally a debate about the issues that matter, not some mud-slinging contest to see who's worst than who.

The last point Obama makes about McCain before the clip ends: PRICELESS.


On Iran


-Sen. McCain:
[...] I have proposed a league of democracies, a group of people, a group of countries, that share common interests, common values, common ideals, and they also control a lot of the world's economic power. We could impose significant, meaningful, painful sanctions on the Iranians that I think could have a beneficial effect [..]

* First of all, what the INSERT ANY DEROGATORY TERM OF YOUR CHOICE HERE is McCain talking about? Isn't the United Nations a "group of countries, that share common interests, common values, common ideals" ???

* Second of all, "they also control a lot of the world's economic power", is McCain referring indirectly to the so-called New World Order 'Illuminati Free-Masons' ???

* Third of all, how is "significant, meaningful, painful sanctions" in any way, shape or form beneficial??? Isn't that an oxymoron??? If I can use an analogy here: Isn't that why they stopped corporal punishment in North American schools??? Then, how does it make any sense whatsoever to punish an entire population of people, when they've done absolutely nothing wrong but obey their leader in command??? Isn't that what Americans did with Bush and the "War against Terrah"??? This is what we refer to, in the debatesphere, as a "political double edged sword".

-Sen. Obama:
* Sound judgement as always: [...] ironically, the single thing that has strengthened Iran over the last several years has been the War in Iraq, [...] and what we've seen over the last several years is Iran's influence grow [...] so obviously, our policy over the last eight years has not worked.

* A candidate that understands the power of diplomacy: [...]we're also gonna to have to, I believe, engage in tough direct diplomacy with Iran and this a major a difference that I have with Sen. McCain. This notion that by not talking to people, we are punishing them, has not worked. It has not worked in Iran, it has not worked in North Korea. In each instance, our efforts at isolation have actually accelarated their efforts to get nuclear weapons. That will change when I'm President of the United States.

Amen. Finally, someone that knows that the value and benefits of communication go a long way.


On Iraq


- Sen. McCain:
Basic points are...
* Sen. McCain vehemently supports the War in Iraq, even though it doesn't make any sense, neither logically nor financially nor diplomatically nor militarily for that matter, for the United States to continue doing so.

* Talks about military 'success' when the war is still not contained, not to mention still on-going after 5 years of so many lives lost from the American side but moreso, from the Iraqi side.

* Believes that by sending more U.S. troops, they will come home with victory and a 'fledgling' democracy in place, however neglects the fact that Iraq is a sovereign nation, so it cannot totally truly govern itself when a 'foreign force' (i.e. the U.S. troops) has a very large presence on its territory. Would the United States be 'the land of the free, home of the brave' if let's say it was the other way around, and Iraq had in place on American soil a very large military contingency? Logically, with only basic common sense, we can deduct that the answer is a definitive No.

- Sen. Obama:
* Opposes the War in Iraq and has done so from the beginning: [...] not only did we not know how much it was gonna cost, what our exit strategy might be, how it would affect our relationships around the world, and whether our intelligence was sound. But also because we hadn't finished the job in Afghanistan, we hadn't caught Bin Laden, we hadn't put Al Qaida to rest, and as a consequence, I thought it was gonna be a distraction.

* Accepts the consequences of the failed War in Iraq: [...] we've spent over 600 Billion Dollars so far, soon to be a Trillion, we have lost over 4,000 lives, we have seen 30,000 wounded, and most importantly, from a strategic national security perspective, Al Qaida is resurging stronger now more than any time since 2001. We took our eye off the ball.

* Understands what the implications of using military force in any given situation consist of: [...] we have to use our military wisely, and we did not use our military wisely in Iraq.

* My favorite part: [...] John, you like to pretend like the war started in 2007, you talk about the surge, the war started in 2003. And, at the time, when the war started, you said it was gonna be quick and easy, you said we knew where the weapons of mass destruction were, you were wrong. You said that we were gonna be greeted as liberators, you were wrong. You said that there was no history of violence between shiites and sunnis, you were wrong. [...]If the question is "Who is best equiped as the next President to make good decisions about how we use our military, how we make sure we are prepared and ready for the next conflict? Than we can take a look at our judgment".


There are more clips of the debate that can be found on Youtube and elsewhere on the web, but for the sake of keeping it simple, I decided to focus on only the above three. I strongly urge everyone from all over the world to keep a close eye on this very intense and history-making Race to the White House. The balance of the entire global system, in all aspects, will be determined by this election, so I cannot stress how important this is for all of us.

For the full coverage of the debate, go to: ://elections.nytimes.com/2008/president/debates/first-presidential-debate.html


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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Chapter 1: Balance & The Universe

In the previous post, I pointed out 100 things that the Universe has
taught me so far in Life.... Now, I'd like to focus on each point...

1. There is a Balance to Everything: Minus to a Plus, Love to Lust,
Betrayal to Trust, Shine to Rust, Light to Darkness, God to Satan,
Birth to Death, Empty to Full, Good to Evil.


This very simple yet most commonly overlooked Universal Law, is proof
right before our very eyes, one we experience countless times in our
life. In fact, the whole concept of Karma is based on Balance. Do
something bad to someone and it WILL come back to you sooner or later
(usually when you LEAST expect it). That is why it is important to push
good/positive Karma, not just for your own sake, but for the world's
too.

The way I see things is that each generation pays for the actions from
the previous one. So, to counter-balance so much bullshit that was done
in the past, we must do GOOD things unto each other and unto this
planet. The climate change they call "global warming" is merely a
"global warNing" that the balance of our eco-systems is suffering due
to excessive pollution, mass consumption and increasing population
(amongst so many other factors). In other words, the well being of this
world's health is about to tip over, it's either we change our ways or
it will get far worse for our children, and their children and so on
and so forth.

*Side note: The world is a living organism, just cuz it's a "planet"
doesn't mean anything, it may or may not have a soul -who knows?!-, but
I'm damn sure this huge rock isn't completely dead either. What you
think natural disasters are? We have colds, flus, head aches, and so
many other illnesses. The world has hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis,
floods, etc.

Back to Balance. If somebody fucks you over, in truth, through the
notion of Balance, they've only fucked themselves over. Nothing goes
unaccounted for, that's fact. If you're good, the balance is your
rewarded for sticking it out and staying patient with the pricks in
your life. So many time this has happened to me. That's why i laugh any
time some punk thinks he/she got the best me, little do they know they
just set in motion a taste of their own medicine, it's only a matter of
time before they taste it. When they say "what goes around, comes
around", I've personally witnessed it.

Another thing is striking the perfect balance in life. A balance
between the work life, the love life, the family life, the personal
life, the fitness life, and the social life.... Also, striking a
balance between hormones and self-control is important too... Every
time I let my hormones get the best of me, I ended up paying for it
later. For some strange reason, whenever I cave in to my lower-self
(and by that I mean to my primal desires), I end up acting foolishly
and making myself look bad. That's how I learned to keep my needs in
check, and that even though we men are pigs (or at least, can be), that
I can listen to my higher-self and be a better person. Although I
haven't mastered that yet, at least I'm being conscious and aware of my
actions.

Life also taught me that it is important to achieve a balance between
my obligations to everyone else in my life and my obligations towards
my own soul. I realized early on that getting sucked up by all this
superficiality and materialism left me feeling void. However, once I
started praying more and increased my Faith, my soul felt like it was
soaring. I don't think it's wrong to be rich or want to own certain
things, but as long as doesn't become the focal point of your life, or
the only reward we seek out of anything we do.

Once I picked up on that notion, I realized that there's a duality to
everything. First one was God, and Satan. Then it was Heaven and Hell.
Resisting Temptation and Caving in to it. I mean, I ain't perfect by a
long shot, nor will I ever claim to be.... but I had to fuck up so many
times before I finally realized what I was doing wrong and how to
correct it. I was not striking a balance and consequently giving one
aspect of my life too much time, while not giving something even more
important the attention it really needed.

That is why it is so crucial to try & achieve that healthy Balance
in everything. Too much of OR not enough of one thing might have
different outcomes but they both come to the same thing, not being
balanced. I still have to learn how to pace myself cuz I still loves to
be so busy and work myself into mental exhaustion and physical
fatigue... but at least I FINALLY grasped what the universe has been
trying to teach me for a very very long time... and for that, I have
nothing but Gratitude to have learnt this lesson.



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