Monday, July 25, 2011

Raise the debt ceiling

President Obama has a balanced approach to the fiscal decision to raise the debt ceiling. There really is not a fiscal crisis because raising the debt ceiling is a technical requirement. The real problem is the reduced cash flow because of the legacy of Bush era tax cuts for the rich, two unbudgeted wars and the drug benefits for Medicare. America has the cash flow to service the debt. We could increase the debt to twice the current level and still be able to make payments. But idealistic Baby Boomers want to limit government and keep their own taxes low while middle class and low income citizens will suffer another recession without action.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Servicing the Debt

The U.S. Is Not Drowning In Debt Just like a homeowner or business, cash-flow is the key to debt not the total amount of debt.  The ability to service the debt is how the investor makes a decision about making a loan.

If the US Government can service the debt then there isn't a real problem.  Republicans are creating a problem for the Democrats and winning a false debate.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Example of Life Using Sustainable Practices

Read Paul Gilding's book "The Great Disruption".  We will all be living like the Dervaes family by 2020 in order to survive.

In this day and age, finding ways to cut corners can help us all out.  Jules Dervaes and his family may live a frugal lifestyle but he says, “We eat rich I tell ya.  The way we live seems like something we dream of.”
“Growing your own food is recession proof.  You don’t have to worry about the prices.  When you depend on other people you become powerless.”
- Jules Dervaes
Click below to see Youtube video of their house and land.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Communities as a system

Communities are not the sum of their roads, schools and malls. They are the sum of their relationships.

Clean Green Energy

We don't need more electricity, just cleaner electricity
by John Farrell
July 5, 2011

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Some days I'm not unhappy to be
No one you don't know me to be

Scuffing my shoes
Shifting my gaze

Breathing like the wind
Making sounds like the airplanes

Touching the mossy tree bark
Stopping to look up at the dead branches

Practicing being here now
Even when I'm not going to be