Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Just Some Stuff 4

I found myself listening to this a lot yesterday.


I don't understand Arabic, but the music is nice.

Asala was born in Damascus, Syria to a middle class couple. Mostafa Nasri, Asala's father, was a revered Syrian composer and singer who recognized her singing talent early on and launched her singing career. She was very attached to her father who taught her to love music. Her infatuation with music entertained her through her childhood, she was much more content with the radio than a doll. Asala began her musical career by performing patriotic, religious, and children's songs when she was four years old.

Forget the PJs, Just Leave A Light On

I'm a big advocate of night lights, especially for children. Why make them suffer the unnecessary fear of the boogeyman when a slightly bigger eclectric bill will help put them at ease. Of course, this can lead to an inability to sleep in complete darkness when they reach adulthood, but I can tell you that I've managed okay with this handicap.

And speaking of the boogeyman, who is scarier these days than Gerald Celente:

"Washington has declared 'Economic Martial Law'. Wall Street is putting Main Street out of business. The key to watch is Christmas sales. They’ll fail. Christmas will be when reality sets in."

"Another trend we wrote about over 2 years ago was the tax revolt. What’s happened? Tax revenues have collapsed by 33%. And the wealthy people are leaving."

"We predict state secessionist movements will rival the breakup of the Soviet Union."

"The only way we can ever recover is to return to individual community, personal responsibility, local government. Next, average will disappear, Quality will return. Look at GM. Junk cars financed by junk bonds. Now owned by a junk government. As a consumer, don’t consume quantity -- consume quality."

"The dot com bubble should have burst and gone away in a short sharp recession. But the boys at the Fed re-inflated the economy by lowering interest rates to a 46 year low -- and in turn created the real estate bubble -- much bigger than the dot com bubble. "

"Now they’re creating the bailout bubble -- which will ultimately dwarf the real estate bubble. It will cause the implosion of the global economy world wide -- which will not be able to be repaired by creating yet another bubble. Every time the government fails, it tells a bigger lie and then a still bigger lie."

"These previous bubbles were not allowed to pop -- but they didn’t destroy the infrastructure of the country. This bailout bubble will."

"But this bubble will be the last one. After the final blowout of the bailout bubble, we are concerned that the government will take the nation into war. This is a historical precedent that’s been done over and over again."

"So, it’s not that the dollar that will survive. We may not even survive. Look at the German mess after WWI. It gave rise to Fascism and WWII. The next war will be fought with weapons of mass destruction."


Diet Update

I've been drinking diet soda instead of the sugary kind, eating salad whenever possible and going low-carb most of the time (and limiting my intake of adult beverages) and it seems to be working; I've only gained four pounds this week.


  1. I love Arabic music, as I am a bellydancer. My fave artists tend to come from Lebanon. Beautiful song.

  2. Thanks :-)

  3. Model, you're welcome.

    I loved the song. Thanks for letting me discover it through your blog.


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