For the Greyhounds

Posted by on Feb 19, 2011 in 2011, Choken Word, Economics, Featured
For the Greyhounds

cuts in education cuts in healthcare teachers need nothing so let’s be fair. let’s cut more jobs. let’s take away trains. let’s take away planes. let’s cut the arts. let’s cut all that makes us think and be smart. let’s cut anything that helps us use our hearts. let’s cut the cutters who create the […]

True Value

Posted by on Nov 15, 2010 in 2010, choken sounds, Choken Word, Economics, Globalization

I am American.
my family once owned and operated a store.
my dad fought in the Korean War.

Obama Facts….

Posted by on Jul 17, 2010 in Akbar Lightning, Economics, politics

sorry for all the reposted content lately, but i find these to be interesting topics for conversation…and i found this one awakening…

Floating on Air

Posted by on Jul 11, 2010 in 2010, Choken Word, Economics, Globalization, psychology, revelation

I sleep well at night. Floating on air. All our furniture in storage light. All our love laid bare. An extended family we now live. We did not have on our own. To a new community we now give. Real people instead of voices on the phone. The recession took it all. Our old house […]


Posted by on Jun 26, 2010 in Economics, Religion

Whom will this transition favor? It may favor those with houses–with mortgages and kids–who are willing to pay whatever they can for a word of security. It may favor the imaginative, who may talk their way into shelter and protection. It may favor the itinerant–the rough and lonely individual–who can adapt to extremes. It may […]

Words for the Turning

Posted by on Jun 19, 2010 in Economics, Futurism, Recovery, Uncategorized

That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest. (Henry David Thoreau. March 11, 1856)

Are you here? . . . Say what?

I heard a professor say, once, scolding a student:  “Context, context, context.” Noam Chomsky, 1998?

De-petroleumization: The art of “Collapse”

Posted by on Jun 16, 2010 in Economics, politics

This is my latest conspiracy theory, which predicts a pattern of dis-disinformation conducted by government officials, who, unable to officially and explicitly inform the public of facts concerning the current economic collapse, are resorting to individual acts of rebellion–through dramatic feats, curious phrases, and off-the-script performances–in order to align themselves more truthfully with the masses. […]

A Slightly more Objective Forecast

Posted by on Jun 13, 2010 in Economics

Here we go again.  Not to cast a cloud over things. Surely you have seen this already, so forgive the repetition.  This is a reminder that we are living at a precarious moment, and that forecasters of growing economic stress are not all conspiracy theorists and fringe economists. But this post is not intended as […]

Ode to Greedy Greg

My dearest Greg, You, like so many in our time, having seen a speech from Wall Street, the movie, have made a mistake that many 10 year olds of my generation used to make, wanting to dress up like Darth Vader for Halloween…Because you see, Gordon Gekko, representative of human greed as a source of […]

The End is Near

Hold onto your ankles boys and girls…we are getting ready to really see if there is a God, if there is anything like justice in this world…because according to the experts, it’s going to get real deep, real soon, so grab ahold of whatever reserves of courage and faith that you got and get ready […]

The Face of God

Posted by on May 7, 2010 in Economics, Globalization

Rupert Murdoch: You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Beck, and I won’t have it!! Is that clear?! You think you’ve merely stopped a business deal. That is not the case. The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country, and now they must put it back! It is ebb […]

Utopian Fantasies

The fact that most are unwilling to face is that the rise of technology has decreased dramatically the necessity of work, and thus the driving force of exploitation.  So, those in charge are finding it more and more difficult to justify the exploitation of the masses, but they are still succeeding in doing so by […]

The Topic – New Painting and Essay by Vallario

The Topic – Acrylic on Canvas – 22″ x 28″ If you would like to know more about this painting read the essay: The Topic : Meditation on the Identification of Legitimacy

Waiting in Line

Posted by on Jan 31, 2010 in anxiety, Economics

Standard News Report

Posted by on Jan 30, 2010 in Economics

I am the boring dowdy kitchen man.  I am not the lighthouse keeper being beheaded by a laser beam. Who are you?

The State of Our Union

Posted by on Jan 28, 2010 in 2010, Choken Word, Climate Change, Economics, Survival, Truth, WAR

A network is built for times like these. A message in a bottle I throw into the sea. I barely know you but we are in this together. As the consequences we face vibrate forever. Boats full of Africans sailed up to the beach. Half dead and half alive they could barely speak. Seeking a […]

Mob Rule

Posted by on Jan 24, 2010 in Economics, Fear, politics, Revolution