Now that I’m officially not with you anymore, I miss you. Is that weird? I thought I’d share some pictures (down below) and thoughts about life away from the craziness of the United States during election season. I still read the political news and I still spout off about it on Facebook, in short rants. The nice thing is that I feel so detached. The political situation here is in some ways better and in some ways worse: Malaysia has its issues. But as a non-citizen and a temporary resident, I don’t care that much.
These are some real jerks that have no clue about nutrition. I bet half of them can't even program their ovens to come on.
Correction and edited:
Wisconsin did pass a bill Assembly Bill 177 but it required that they spend 2/3 of their benefits on foodstuff designated by the state as nutritional items. They only banned the purchase of shell fish.
This still makes it difficult to shop. It is really hard to stretch SNAP and this just makes it more complected. I would think that the allowance would not reach as well with this restriction.
Putin says Islamists are all the same, terrorists. We support Syrian Islamist rebels because Saudi Arabia supports them. Gut feeling: Saudi supported Islamists like al Nusra will cut a deal with ISIS before fighting and dying for Western style secular democracy. That may be a no-brainer. Obama (and McCain/GOP War Hawks): Better a Russian backed secular state than a Saudi backed Islamic state in Syria.
As you're probably beginning to notice, the singular momentum of the universe is one of moving from simplicity and chaos toward complexity and order. It's a very weird thing and perhaps the most intriguing thing about this place. There are people who think that all this happened by chance. Those people are called atheists. And there are people who think that there's some sort of being that made all this stuff and who is guiding it. They're called theists. Curiously it's mostly the theists who disbelieve all this business we've covered so far, even though, if you wanted to prove that the great being existed, the best place to look would be this weird desire the universe has for self-improvement.
"The Jeb Bush tax plan on steroids". Only way to do this and not bankrupt the country is to slash Social Security, although even that may not work. And the Trump War Plan is likely going to be the Bush plan on steroids also. "Even the hedge fund managers Mr. Trump has railed against on the stump would get a tax cut under his plan...." Call it the Donald Deficit Explosion Tax Cut Giveaway Act. Like any sociopath, Donald Trump will tell people what they want to hear, and then do what he wants to do.