Tag: politics

New Year’s Resolution: Take 2

A new year is here and it’s time to once again reflect on the past year and see how close or far we’ve gotten with our resolutions of yesteryear.  For my part, I came pretty close to following all of mine.  The one resolution that I faltered on was being more health conscious.  In my podcast and on this blog, I have tried to learn and pass on information that correlates with the political-societal-economical paradigms that define the world around us.  Or at least a fraction of it as there are many points of view and I only have one of many of them.

Of course mental stimulation, when it comes to academic thought, is the least hard thing for me to do as I am a constant scholar on the studies of life.  I wholeheartedly enjoy learning new things on just about any topic.  It’s the nitty gritty hard-labor of the body that I am deeply flawed in.  Because of this, I am once again putting health consciousness and fitness on my resolution agenda for 2009 and limiting it to just that.  I will of course continue learning new things as I love to seek out knowledge and to continue to mentally grow as a person.  But now is the time for me to really take physical fitness seriously.

At the age of 31, I’m not getting any younger, and of course I’m only going to be more susceptible to aches and illnesses if I continue on with my bad eating habits at my age.  Plus it just makes sense that if you live a more sedentary life, your body won’t be as agile or flexible as it used to be when you were younger and more physically active.  So here’s to being more healthy for 2009.  I’ll let you know how that goes come 2010.

Don’t let your right to vote be taken from you

I was listening to yesterday’s podcast episode of Democracy Now! when a particular news segment began to infuriate me.  They were talking about how the voting system is being rigged by both the Democrats and the Republicans to suit their needs.  I found this very appalling and felt this story should reach the masses.  I’m doing my part by mass emailing people the link to this story and posting it on twit and on the forums that I linger on.  I will also be discussing this on an upcoming podcast episode of my how and of course post the link here as well.  There is no reason people should be in the dark on this story.  Everyone should have their right to vote and not have their voice suppressed by some hucksters in the political machine.

Click on this link to the Democracy Now! news story and audio download