Monday, June 30, 2008

how bout a little doom and gloom?

Triple warnings this past week:

* the Royal Bank of Scotland fears a steep fall in the world stock market -
http://tinyurl. com/5ghu9v
* the bank of all banks in the world, the BIS, Bank of International
Settlements, in Switzerland, said that a worldwide depression is now a
distinct possibility - http://tinyurl. com/326qbq
* Morgan Stanley, a leading American Investment firm, signaled similar
pessimistic messages - http://tinyurl. com/5z6xxf

So what's happening out there? Frankly, all financial institutions are in deep
trouble, and the reason is the American dollar. The situation is so dire that
it's not going to make a hoot of difference who becomes the next president of
the United States: it's beyond the power of the rulers of the American political
and economic system to curtail severe damage to its entire economic enterprise.
Neither Obama nor McCain can do anything to stem the disaster that will be
fully employed by the end of this year.

Part of the cause is that the USA happens to be the most indebted nation on
the planet and its people the least prepared to cope with peak oil and peak
food.

Even now Americans throw away up to 40 per cent of the food they buy, their
high-powered and fuel-thirsty automotive park cannot be converted to more
efficient vehicles for many years, while their exurban lifestyle makes
car-sharing and mass transport impossible for most.

So what's so inevitable of the current monetary scene?

The world's entire Gross domestic product is some $50 trillion, of which the
USA accounts for about $13 trillion. However, it owes more than $2 trillion to
foreigners, of which Japan and China carry about half and Great Britain some
10 per cent with the remainder divided over many countries. Canada has less
than one per cent. The American public carries $9 trillion in credit-card debt
and even more in mortgages. Its national debt is close to $10 trillion while its
Social Security and Medicaid has a future liability in excess of $50 trillion,
burdening the average USA household with debt totaling more than $600,000.

And then there are the outstanding derivatives! They grew from $100 trillion
5 years ago to $500 trillion in 2007. Warren Buffet - the world's richest man
after Bill Gates and a most savvy investor - wrote in 2002: "We try to be alert
to any sort of mega-catastrophe risk, and that posture may make us unduly
appreciative about the burgeoning quantities of long-term derivatives contracts
and the massive amount of uncollateralized receivables that are growing
alongside. In our view, however, derivatives are financial weapons of mass
destruction, carrying dangers that, while now latent, are potentially lethal."

Now, when everything that can go wrong is going wrong, this financial WMD,
this weapon of mass destruction, is no longer latent but out in the open ready to
kill the American economy.

According to the LEAP think tank, based in Europe - subscriptions cost 200
Euro or $300 per year - in the next six months all factors affecting the economy
will converge, and create a perfect socio-economic hurricane.

The root of the problem is always money, basically the US dollar of which
there are trillions too many in circulations, so many that its value is decreasing,
and the world doesn't know what to do with them. It's this flood of money
that drives up the price of all commodities, including oil, of course. Nobody
wants more US dollars, unless its value increases.

But that can only happen when the US pushes up interest rates, which will cause
the US economy to die within a few weeks, as the real estate market falls to
zero by lack of affordable credit, interest on Adjustable Rate Mortgage loans
skyrockets, drastically shrinking consumption, and corporate failures multiply
exponentially and stock markets collapse.

No, higher interest rates are not the solution. However, to do nothing is not an
option either, because soon nobody will accept U.S. dollars anymore.

Basically the US has lost the ability to govern its own economic policy. Thanks
to its trillions of debts, it is now powerless to avoid disaster. No wonder
banks are getting nervous.

The immediate consequence of America's economic collapse will be the end of
the war in Iraq, because, suddenly, as the greenback disappears as the world
currency, the US will be forced to live within its means. Since the war is the
most costly of all its undertakings, the troops will abruptly go home.

Curiously the WMDs -- the weapons of mass destruction -- were not in Iraq:
they are in the heart of America, right on Wall Street. Pity the veterans and the
wounded; there will be no money to look after them -- no pensions, no jobs,
no medical care.

Eventually a new financial system will emerge, but only after a period of
tremendous turmoil and pain.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

let's take out the trash

George W. Bush. Leader of the free world and prez of the YOU-nited States has not only an abysmal, toilet-choking approval rating of 24%, but boasts a disapproval rating of something like 70%. 70 PERCENT? Even Nixon had a better rate than that in '74 just before they kicked his ass out of office. And Nixon was just a crook. He didn't bend over backwards to shred the Constitution, start a hundred-year war in the Middle East, plunge our economy into recession, or make this country the most unliked nation since The Romulan Empire. Maybe the Secret Service counted the silverware every time Nixon left the White House, and he kept an enemies list, and hated the Kennedys. He was still an American who tried to keep it all together and keep his job with dirty tricks.

But this GW Bush....... I mean, look at the guy's record. Among his many shortcomings, he's on record saying the Constitution is just a "goddamned piece of paper," which is probably the worst thing the prez of the U.S. can possibly say. That one statement says it all.
You have no rights. I don't respect you or this country. What little rights you do have is a mistake, and I'll remove them, too. You have no value except to enrich me and my family. Your vote doesn't count because my boys can fix the elections, and there's nothing you can do about it. I'll make war with anyone I want, for as long as I want. I'll regulate your internet, make you pay through the nose for food and fuel, and if you complain too much I'll arrange for your room and board at one of our many FEMA camps for a nominal fee. I can tap your phones, read your e-mail, get into your lives, arrest and detain you for no reason, for as long as I like, and ship you to a foreign country to be tortured so we don't have to. I hate you and I hate this country, but as long as you're productive and do as you're told, I'll spare your worthless lives.

It's one thing to have a fool for a president, but this guy is fuckin' dangerous. Nancy Pelosi blocked his impeachment. What else can we do?

I propose all 70% of us go to the White House, en masse, walk through the White House gates, over the Secret Service and Homeland Security, into his living quarters and drag his sorry ass out, kicking and screaming like a little girl as the crowd passes him over their heads, out the door to his eagerly awaiting constituents for a little payback. While we're at it, we'll also get Dick, Nancy, Condi, and the rest of their festering ilk.

Now THAT'S what I call a good start!

I'm not saying the White House guards won't take a few of us out. You gotta break a few eggs to make an omelette. Besides, with that many people storming the White House, they'll sure enough get through... much easier than storming the Bastille.
I realize far too many of my fellow citizens are too sheep-like and gutless to stand up for their rights. You don't have to be at the head of the line. There are many more real American patriots eager to fill that slot, me included. All we ask is you get in the back of the line and push. I would consider it a great honor to be the first to fall for this great cause... to be part of this revolution to free my valueless, American slaves for this noble effort.
Besides, the press will love it, and so will the rest of the world.

If the French can do it to their own despotic rulers, so can we. They became a better nation for it. Do the French have better character than us?

Besides, this prez has got 8 months to go, and he's hell bent to start a few more wars before he leaves, in places like N. Korea, Iran, Syria, Venezuela, not to mention martial law in this country if anyone so much as looks at him funny.

Nixon was a (c)rook, alright, but GW thinks he's the king.

What we need is a royal flush.

It's time to take out the trash.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

stuff

Friday, June 27, 2008

Are you ready for it?

What if you had the ability to change the world but didn't know you had it?

Let's say your best friend was a master metaphysician and he made mental notes of everything you talked about. Let's say all your wants, needs, and desires were instantly put into the master metaphysician's "want program" for you, without your knowledge, to be fulfilled. Suppose this "want program" doesn't provide instantaneous results but relies on cause and effect to fulfill the wants -- i.e., you want a new car, and a month later your favorite uncle dies and wills you his 2008 Buick.

Now, here's the rub... You don't know your friend is a master metaphysician, and you may never know. Everything you want and desire is put in the program whether you want it there or not, and you have no idea how long it'll take to fulfill or what circumstances will manifest to make them happen.

Assume all humans had a master metaphysician as a best friend ... all 6 billion of them. Statistically, if 1% of the Earth's population are psychopaths and 15% are schizophrenics, and all their deranged wants and desires become fulfilled with no reasonable restraint, it's no wonder this planet is in the state it's in.

You may be asking yourself at this point, "If I can get anything I want, and I want world peace, why don't we have it?"

Because some wants take more time than others. You wouldn't play the slot machines if you had to wait a month to see if you won. If 2% of humanity wanted world peace we'd have it, but a longer program like world peace usually takes a back seat to instant gratification like dinner or getting laid, which could be fulfilled by Saturday night.

The 1-percenters, the psychopaths that rule the world, are forming their world government through chaos and control because they collectively want it, and have wanted it for a long, long time.

Think how the world would be if only 50% of humanity wanted world peace, end of hunger, enlightenment for all, and instantaneous fulfillment of wants and needs on a personal scale.

We're moving in a direction that shortens the time between wanting something and having something. Eventually, time and space will converge to make everything instantaneous. That time is 2012.

Are you ready for it?

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

cruizin' fer burgers in daddy's new car

As December 21, 2012 approaches, it seems more and more people want to know where to go for that historic event. Some folks have done the research, and realize virtually every facet of humanity is pinpointing 2012 as the last stop on our individual runaway trains. The question we're all wondering is if the end of the line is a posh, climate-controlled train station with a decent restaurant, or the tracks end in a bottomless abyss.

The individual belief systems and reality tunnels for this date are as varied as the world's religions. There are the fundamentalists who believe Armageddon will happen on this date and they might be one of the chosen 144,000 to enter Heaven. The atheists believe nothing dramatic will happen and it'll simply be another Y2K. The religious smorgasbord set are picking and choosing from various 2012 philosophies for an end-of-the-line scenario which best fits their own personal agenda. The agnostics aren't sure about anything, but are busy researching the perfect place to party.

I'm not sure where my 2012 religious convictions lie, but I tend to think we're all heading toward the Noosphere, the point where humankind, through the mastery of nuclear processes, begins to create resources through the transmutation of elements, ultimately culminating in the Omega Point, which some see as the goal of history. Take a look. The evidence is all around. We're in the Age of Ethics, a category of the Mayan Calendar, during which all secrets are being revealed, and even with the media owned and controlled by the people who intend to own and control every facet of the world as we know it, information is still out there showing their nefarious intent to control everything. What was once secret is now on Youtube the next day, and the internet, that we all take for granted, is in the process of being owned and controlled because it's the last bastion of true freedom.
And the freedom to view the notes from the last Bilderburg meeting, scrutinize 9/11 with circumstantial evidence and critical thinking, or sharing information on how to run your car on water scares the shit out of the upper echelon control freaks that run the world as much as the printing press scared the shit out of the ruling class just before the French Revolution.

I wasn't planning on doing a rant on Big Brother...

The point is we seem to be heading toward a humanity where "things" and "energy" or "money" won't mean anything, because we'll all be able to have those things in abundance through personal nuclear transmutation, rendering everything valueless. To have or to not have will be a personal choice, not a monetary one. And the powers that be are scared shitless. Without a monetary system, they lose control, and control is all these bastards live for. The thought of being at the same social standing as the rest of the masses is unthinkable, so they need to maintain the status quo no matter what.

The internet is the best tool going to help us in this spiritual transition, and that's why they want to take away our internet. It's like parents taking a teenager's car keys. Information is freedom just as a car is freedom, and these 1-percenters think you'll stay home, unenlightened.

Guess what, kids... we'll steal dad's car and race for pink slips.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Sunday, June 22, 2008

ABC alphabet song

This reminds me of Mrs. Waples english class.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The suffering I do for science...

I need to repeat the experiment to see if there was any validity to my lapis HHGs inducing healthy sleep, so I made three more to give to unsuspecting victims -- er, test subjects -- and report their reactions. I have a few people in mind who aren't aware of what I'm up to and have no computer access, so they won't be tainted one way or the other.
At first, I thought I'd visit them in the middle of the night and unceremoniously plant an HHG under their beds. The thought of dressing up like a ninja, sneaking through someone's house, hiding in closets, watching the women get undressed, and waiting for the right moment to emerge and blend into the darkness of their bedrooms for the sole purpose of planting an HHG under their beds was at first appealing, but ... SHADES OF THE NIGHT STALKER! This is the kinda shit people go to prison for. Needless to say, I perished that thought and opted, instead, to visit them and bring an HHG as an objet d'art present in exchange for the keys to the liquor cabinet.

Ya know, this plan is so crazy, it just might work!

Wish me luck, and if you get a phone call in the middle of the night, just accept the charges, ok?

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

study, study study or bonk bonk!

Two nights without lapis orgonite under the bed and I feel pretty damn lively. I didn't like the idea of no orgonite under the bed but I felt I needed nothing to compare to the total rest I had with the lapis HHG.

Well, in my bullshit study, I've determined the lapis HHG to be a perfect sleep enhancer and de-stresser but you can overdo a good thing. I, like many humans out there, need to wake up before noon and have the energy levels to complete the day in this modern social survival scenario we've created for ourselves with energy to burn.

Sure, excessive sleep has its place, to put you in a high alpha state in order to repair physical or mental damage quickly, but you don't need to realize your get up and go got up and went my 2pm.

One reason I love these orgone devices so much is the high positive energy I get from being around them. Each day is an exercise in pushing the envelope just a little farther by constant, positive, orgone bombardment until my life and everything that interacts with it is mutated completely for the better until it's unrecognizable from its original form.

It's been brought to my attention I should get this blog out there and get some mega-hits to spread my opinions and pearls of wisdom. Maybe. But I always felt when the student is ready the teacher will appear.

Is God in show business too? Who's his agent?

Sunday, June 15, 2008

about that cranked up lapis...

For three nights the lapis HHG was under the bed. It won't be there for a fourth.

I slept the sleep of the comatose dead, and have had decreasing energy during the day. Although this HHG is perfect for a healthy night's sleep for someone going through a cold, flu, or occasional insomnia, for general use it's overkill. Try taking a handful of Sominex every night and expect to be productive the next day, and you can see what I mean.

Tonight I'll have no orgonite under the bed, and keep this lapis HHG 20 feet from the room to see what happens. Unless I'm mistaken, I should be a little more lively tomorrow morning.

On the bright side, I had dreams those three nights, which is an improvement from the other lapis experiments where I had no dreams whatsoever.

I think I stumbled onto something none of these other orgonite researchers have considered... symptom specific orgonite. I see now the importance of the cryptic dreams I had of the white rectangles that I put to use last march. http://karmasurfer.blogspot.com/2008_03_01_archive.html
It seems the crystals used in the resin matrix determine the "flavor" of the device. Lapis, according to crystal lore, has the ability to override insomnia, which I recently acquired and which was immediately neutralized with this lapis HHG.
If this bit of crystal lore about lapis is correct, what other stones can I use in orgonite to accomplish what ends? Heightened ESP? Spiritual fulfillment? Instantaneous thought manifestation? Riches beyond imagination?

Best I bone up on crystal research. Stay tuned.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

who's qualified to be the new prez?

The contenders for the presidency of the United States in 2008 are John McCain, Barrack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Ron Paul. Let's take a look at these three men and a baby to see if they measure up for the job.

Only one is qualified. Read on to find out who.

ARTICLE II, Section I. of the Constitution of the United States requires:
No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

John McCain was born August 29, 1936 in Panama. Was Panama a state in 1936? Panama isn't even a territory of the U.S. Guam outranks it, territory-wise, and no way can a citizen of Guam be president of the U.S.

Therefore, McCain is unqualified to be president under Article II, Section I of the Constitution of The United States.

Barrack Hussein Obama Jr.

This will take a little explaining but be patient and all will become clear.

On November 23, 1993, President Clinton signed United States Public Law 103-150, which not only acknowledged the illegal actions committed by the United States in the overthrow of the legitimate government of Hawaii, but also that the Hawaiian people never surrendered their sovereignty.

The latter is the most important part of United States Public Law 103-150 for it makes it quite clear that the Hawaiian people never legally ceased to be a sovereign separate independent nation. There is no argument that can change that fact.

United States Public Law 103-150, despite its polite language, is an official admission that the government of the United States illegally occupies the territory of the Hawaiian people.
In 1999, the United Nations confirmed that the plebiscite vote that led to Hawaii's statehood was in violation of article 73 of the United Nations' charter. The Hawaii statehood vote, under treaty then in effect, was illegal and non-binding.

In a world where nations are as governed by laws as are men, Hawaii is not and has never legally been a part of the United States. Hawaii was stolen from the Hawaiian people, and they want it back.

Barrack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and thus was not a “natural born Citizen” of the United States to satisfy the constitutional requirement for the U.S. Presidency. His mother was from Wichita, Kansas, but his father was born in Nyangoma-Ko-Kogelo, Siaya District, Kenya. Legally then, Barack Obama is a foreigner, per United States Public Law 103-150.

Therefore, Obama is unqualified to be president under Article II, Section I of the Constitution of The United States.

Hillary Clinton. Born October 26, 1947 in Illinois.

ARTICLE II, Section I. of the Constitution of the United States:
"The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice-President chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows"

Notice is says he. That is the only place in the constitution that makes gender specific for an elected office. I counted at least 16 references to "he" or "his" in Article II Section I. Nowhere in the constitution are there any references to gender except in describing the qualifications of the President.

Therefore, Clinton is unqualified to be president under Article II, Section I of the Constitution of The United States.

Ron Paul. Born August 20, 1935 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Green Tree, Pennsylvania, to Margaret "Peggy" Paul (née Dumont) and Howard Caspar Paul, the second son of a German immigrant.

It seems Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate who's qualified to be president and wins by default.

Can you say, Ron Paul wins by a landslide?

I should point out that the powers that be are so full of themselves that out of 200 million citizens they can't find 3 that aren't questionable. Either they're flawed in their thinking or they're so used to doing whatever they want that they can hand pick three losers for us to choose from and ignore the only candidate that believes in the constitution.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

cranked up lapis

While driving around the countryside I couldn't help noticing what a beautiful, cloud dappled day it was. Off in the distance I noticed what looked like a grid of chemtrails against the blue sky. But looking closer I noticed these chemtrails were broken in places and there appeared to be sylphs breaking them up.
"Sylph" is the name given to air elementals by the ancient Greeks and recently they've been observed transmuting, neutralizing, and destroying the noxious substances being sprayed as chemtrails. People all over the world have noticed this phenomena and today I witnessed a sylph/chemtrail battle all across the southern sky and, as luck would have it, I didn't bring my camera, but I found a pic that closely resembles what I saw.

I noticed a clear cutoff of the battle zone to the west and wondered if there was anyone in the valley who was experimenting with orgone besides me. I haven't seen a single chemtrail over my house ever since I started building CBs and other orgonite devices, so this chemtrail/sylph action made me take notice.

Then it came to me... I must've experienced a mild depression for about 12 hrs. Hey, I'm human. Things can get me down for no reason, too. But if these sylphs can kick some chemtrail ass, so can I!
I decided to quit wasting time and build a different kind of HHG based on spiritual, emotional growth with an accent on boosting my immune system.

This latest project is much smaller than the howitzer fist, and I placed an ordinary pair of toenail clippers in the shot to show relative size. The construction is a 2" water clear quartz crystal in the tip followed by a pyramid shaped lapis, with four very clear crystals on the compass points. The resin matrix consists of aluminum, brass, titanium and gold leaf, all together in a wine glass mold.

The theory is the lapis should provide the "flavor" of this HHG and allow it to give anyone in proximity a wonderful, healthy nights sleep with the ability to remember the lapis induced dreams.

This sucker's goin under the bed tonight. I'll keep ya posted.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

can you crank up a lapis?

I heard stories about lapis lazuli and how it reacts to some people when they sleep with it. They described it as a psychic amplifier. It tends to hold psychic imprints and allows the holder to experience these imprints. Well, this stone I gotta try, so we went to the Sorcerers Emporium in Allentown and I selected the one that stuck to my fingers.

Long story short, I was convinced through a series of syncronisities, way beyond anything that could remotely be considered coincidences, that this particular stone had attributes I never realized was possible. Whenever I carried this lapis, syncronisities happened and when I left it home they didn't. I experimented with this stone for a few years and it never changed characteristics. The only problem I had was if it was too close to me while I slept I couldn't remember any dreams. I'd wake up with my legs hurting like I was running all night but I couldn't remember a thing. If I move the stone away, the dreams came back. Put it in close proximity and my dreams are neutralized, but I would wake up physically sore. God only knows what I was doing in those dreams... That was about 15 years ago.

I figured if I put a lapis in the last howitzer I built, perhaps the orgone would amplify it and I might be able to remember some lapis dreams. No such luck. For 3 nights I had that howitzer on the kitchen island, directly under the bed. I slept like a baby and woke up in the same position I fell asleep in. No dreams but I had the most restful, healthy sleep I've had in a very long time.

One other interesting side effect... I've had extremely great days as long as the howitzer was running. I mean calm, serene, pleasant, fortuitous, healthy days. Work was a breeze and everywhere I drove there was green lights and no waiting for road construction. I seem to be in the right place, at the right time and I'm never late no matter how slow I drive. It's a shame I can't remember my dreams, which is the reason I'm so intrigued with this stone.

I wonder if I can tweak lapis to get the proper effect...

I think I'll lay off the monster projects and stick to something a little smaller like lapis HHGs. At least, for now.

girlfriend is better

Thursday, June 05, 2008

just build the damn thing!

The night before last I had a dream about building a howitzer with a base the size of a fishbowl, a coiled copper tube filled with water, a bunch of crystals, a mobius coil, and seven pipes where the center pipe holds a 7.5" crystal.
Last night I had the same dream, only this time, a voice kept telling me to stop thinking about it and build it. I'd see the fishbowl with the coils and crystals, and ask about this or that, and the voice would say, "You have the plan. Stop hesitating and build the damn thing!"

So I built the damn thing...
(sometimes these higher selves can be a real pain in the ass)

This was a three-stage pour, and the biggest problem I had was getting all that resin and metal in the fishbowl with all those pipes in the way.

After it cured and all the crystals were installed, I finished up the CB with longer pipes, and noticed it has a distinctive twist. Knowing orgone loves gentle bends just adds icing to the cake. So cool!

The weatherman says we'll have high heat and humidity for the next few days, so I set it up with 15Hz pumping through the mobius coil surrounding the internal crystal.

One of the crystals in the matrix is a lapis lazuli. I figured the lapis is a natural accompaniment to the kyanite, since both are associated with sleep, but I can't imagine what will happen if I fire this thing up under my bed. Maybe I'll try it out when I don't have to get up in the morning.

And, yeah... it's designed for sleeping. It can also bust up clouds, lay a hurtin' on reptoids and keep away the mosquitoes. Too bad it's not pocket-size.

I gotta tell ya, this thing looks much more imposing without the pipes. As a CB it looks like a common, everyday cb but sans pipes it's like a fist.

Let's see what it does to my neural pathways tonight.

I wonder if I can draw in some helicopters?











UPDATE:

Monday, June 02, 2008

Sunday, June 01, 2008

at the end of the day

The first time I was conscientiously aware of the cliche "at the end of the day" was in August 1999, while talking to a friend in Germany. The reason I remember this useless bit of detail is because I've always known the phrase to be "by the end of the day," which takes on a somewhat different meaning. From that point on, I can't recall one instance where someone said "by the end of the day." It's as if "by" was instantly and forever replaced by "at."

It seems to me "by" represents a literal time in a 24-hour day, and "at" is something that you say before you say what you believe to be the most important fact of a situation.

How do I feel by the end of the day, Are you sad because you're on your own?--- Ringo Starr

I hear what you're saying, but, with all due respect, it's not exactly rocket science. Basically, at the end of the day, the fact of the matter is you have got to be able to tick all the boxes. It's not the end of the world, but, to be perfectly honest with you, when push comes to shove, you don't want to be literally stuck between a rock and a hard place. Going forward we need to be singing from the same songsheet but you can't see the wood from the trees. Naturally hindsight is 20/20 vision and you have to take the rough with the smooth before proceeding onwards and upwards. The bottom line is you wear your heart on your sleeve and, when all is said and done, this is all part and parcel of the ongoing bigger picture. C'est la vie (if you know what I mean).---Nick Godfrey

I shudder to think I had this phrase wrong my whole life. But maybe "at the end of the day" overtook "by the end of the day" as the phrase du jour as a symptom of the new world-wide corporate environment we all seem to be shackled with.

By the end of the day, December 21, 2012, we'll all be at the end of the day.--- Lofas F. Pigman
(I think I just found the exception to this rule)