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12:20:2003 Entry: "Ann : Bush Stinks"
Aaargh. Listening to NPR and this woman who has three kids (and a fourth on the way!) is just so THRILLED with getting $1200 from Shrubby's tax cut.
Now I don't know this woman's economic status, but you know there is such a thing as birth control if you are so strapped for cash. And I'd just like to know why a couple making $100,000 a year who has two kids is any more entitled to $800 than a couple (without kids) making less than $40,000 a year, or a single male without any dependents making $20,000 a year. Or a family with two kids who are under the poverty level who didn't pay taxes. Riddle me that, Space Cowboy.
You're right about the taxes, and why should anyone have entitlements to extra refunds just for being themselves?
Posted by Stan @ 07:31:2003:06:28 PM CST
I'm not sure I understand your point here, Stan. You mean why should people who have kids get entitlements because they *choose* to have kids (i.e., just being themselves) whereas those who choose not to have kids (just being themselves) don't get entitlements?
Posted by Ann @ 07:31:2003:06:44 PM CST
I believe that whether we have children or not has more to do with fate than choice. You might not agree with me, but at least consider my point of view. We can't change our fate, and we can't change the darma we are born into. The darme changes, but it's more a mater of fate than choice. Anyway, Why should anyone's fate qualify for tax breaks more than anyone else's fate. I think giving tax breaks for things having to do with fate is just more stupid.
Posted by Stan @ 08:01:2003:08:58 PM CST
You're right...I don't really agree with you on this.
Explain the lines in my palm that say I was supposed to have three children. Was that not my "fate?" Obviously, I changed my fate, or denied it, or whatever. I mean you could be so fatalistic and say whatever happens to you is just fate, so maybe you better not go to work today, because fate will see to it that my life continues the way it's supposed to regardless of the choices I make.
Posted by Ann @ 08:02:2003:10:29 AM CST
Paintings are children, writings are children, and this blog is a child. How come you're not getting a tax break for these children. Anyway three lines on your hand for children must mean you have three creative paths to follow in this life.
Posted by Stan @ 08:03:2003:04:56 PM CST
Or three different pigs.
Pity this poor child blog, what a bastard it is!
What are my three paths? Am I on my second one? Have I begun my third yet, or do I have to wait a long time for that?
Posted by Ann @ 08:04:2003:09:02 AM CST
I'm not an authority on palm reading, and it would be nice if someone who knows more about this sort of thing could explain the three lines. However, I think there are several ways to look at the three lines.
A litteral intrepration would be that you will have three masterpieces, as an arits in your life. I think this might be too pointed of a view, but it is possible to read them this way.
It could be seen as three creative paths, as thought you will be a painter, a writer, and a musician or something else. I think this is a more reasonable way to see it than the 'masterpiece' view.
I think it is important not to see the lines on the hand as a street map. For instance; if the life line has a break in the middle, this shouldn't necessarily mean that the person will die at the age of 35. A break in the life line means there is a considerable danger of early death, or some other major difficulty that interupts the flow or life in an unavoidable way. After all maybe life is actually very crappy, so the break in the life line might mean that there will be a major change in life's direction. In thisw case life could go from crappy to good, then making the break in the life line a desireable thing to have rather than something like early death.
On th your three lines. I think they reflect on your contribution to the human species as an artist. They say something about the charactor of your creative life. Three lines - hummm. dogs, pigs and sheep - humm... Actually you are divides three ways in the creative life. You might only focuse on one of them, or you might divide your creative efforts equally in three ways. Sort of like the way some parents have favorite children and pay for one of them to go to college and let the other two struggle with what ever money they can scrap up to by bread with. Some parents might even completely neglect one of their children because they can't stand the child. I guess you could see the three lines as three opportunitys that you have in your creative life.
Posted by Stan @ 08:04:2003:09:11 PM CST