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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A conversation my Mom and I were having. . . (And A Long Rant, I guess)

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[ Listening to: Crystal Castles (Self titled full album) by Crystal Castles ] [ 2 ]

Normally we don't ever talk because we are busy with our own lives, but weren't doing anything so we decided to talk.
This is what was said (nothing, too serious, just a thought)
(I wrote about it a day or two ago, as a status, then I realized it was too long, so I saved it hoping I would finish):

Just had a 2 and a half hour discussion with my mom about what things would be like if Google actually had a hand in controlling our daily lives rather than the government.

Main point:
If you did a service to help others live, then you should get a service that should help you live. = Google
Do a service, get money back and be able to pay 3/4th of what you need and 1/4 go to someone who doesn't deserve it and go into debt and live knowing that someone else is staying alive with money they didn't earn nor deserve is happily taking advantage of you working for the cost of 2 people while on living for a half or 3/4 of what an "actual average life" should be like. = The U.S. Government

Which do you prefer?

You do for others what's necessary to live while those who do nothing (including slightly myself, for now), but pawn off of those without doing any service.
Service for service = The life you truly earn
The U.S. Government (and several others/all others):
You work to receive a payment that would later lose 15% on taxes that would maybe go to those people who lie to get welfare and other misc. things that aren't needed since they do not deserve. While at the same time, paying for your life and possible children with less money than what you need, while the government prints off money without a care in the world.
Example: The 1 trillion dollar bailout to companies we do not truly need to exist.
The trillion dollars practically came out of nowhere.

A story my mother shared with me was:
Years ago, she was in a bit of a problem, she was a bit short on cash from her teaching job and she needed some to get us by when we were all about 9~13 years old, my siblings and I). One of the things, she believed, was that preferably she is going to try to cut out what she needed to give to us - it didn't work. She would try to use up what change she had around to see if she can make the bill. She was going to be short on other payments - etc etc. She decided to go to the local "Workone" office, I believe, may be another, but she went there to ask for help from welfare. She asked for assistance and she "only" asked for 250, I believe. They asked her for paperwork that took a few days to process and a few hours to even put together to explain our situation. Almost a week later and a few days before the rush of bills, she received a check from the mail for less than 200 (180 if I recall her telling me) and that they explained to her that the situation wasn't reasonable enough. She took out a small loan from a friend (or bank, I don't recall) to pay off the rest of the bill.
When I heard her explain that, I was wondering why she didn't get the 250?:
Headstart teacher (Kind of a fundamental step in a child's education) making 23,000$ or so a year, at least now and the occasional side job to tie down what the 23K couldn't.
4 Children who were 9~11 years old with a father who wasn't there nor paying his child support (that wasn't an issue, just thought to point it out that there's no income besides her 23K, house cleaning and ESL {English As A Second Language})
We weren't living on much, aka no cable, no internet, no dishwasher, but phone service in a two room apartment and occasionally letting us go to a daycare since she needed to work as a teacher in ESL in the afternoon.
So you see that there is some logic, at least I think there is, to why she should have gotten it.
A reasonable job, more necessary than others, but she couldn't get the amount she wanted, alright fine. I understand, the government couldn't help our situation. Ironic, there are several people in this not so great town that live off welfare.

I'm not pointing fingers at those with reason, but I know a guy, no names, who got 400$ for being "slightly blind" (he could still see quite well...) from the government, he also had some sort of "mental problem," but I've known him for years and he doesn't have any real issue and got 200$+ a month for that and another issue and was given money from the government for that. On top of his job at a local movie theater that got him 150 a week? (19 hour weeks or something...)
No children, near the age of 18~20 and one day, he requested assistance from the workone office, I talked about earlier, so that he could pay he car bill/ticket because he got pulled over for going to a concert or something.
He asked for 300~400, something like reckless driving, speeding and a violation or something.
He got 440, the next day aka more than what he even asked for.

So personally this is where I kind of wished google were to use the sources they have, if they have them aka dream thinking/wishing, and actually do something.

Overthrow the U.S, great! Go for it.
People like my mother who have legit enough reason to ask for 250 so that she could help her children and not get that while some guy who doesn't do an important job nor has children gets more than what he asked AND got it with almost no paperwork.
I guess what I'm trying to say she is trying to help people in my community while helping herself.
Headstart crucial step in helping children, depends on who's perspective.
ESL, she helps non-speaking English adults to learn English so that they can perform in this society.
Cleaned houses for others for a minimum wage.
4 Children, no father because he divorced her.
She gets less than what she asks for.
Movie theater employee lives a decent portion of his life off of the government for things he can easily put up with and then he talks about a problem, I've yet to see once in the last few years, but he gets more than what he asks for the government.
Oh and the fact that he gets about 1~2K back from taxes, while my mother gets 50~400$ back or she would owe some back.

Anyways: this is how I view it:
If you're a doctor, then you should be treated to live the life of a doctor.
Sit on your ass all day and go to work for a movie theater to serve popcorn and stand around while everyone is inside, then you should get to live the life of just that.
Basically, in the far back of my mind, I do want to believe google were to do something in a few years because we are basically putting in all the information we have into them.
Personally, I don't see a problem, yes, we do lose our privacy, but at the same time, we are practically losing it already.
Most people don't even have money in the bank, let alone anything in their house, so what do they have to lose.
Rich people who have more than plenty for being a football star or the biggest/newest rapper who puts out mostly bad music making millions well, hell you can gtfo with what you have, go to another country if you don't like getting back for the "service" you do.
I'm not saying music is bad and personally I do believe we need music, but to live like a king or three while there are doctors working overtime to make scratch compared to the work they are doing to save lives. I think there's unbalancement.
Service for service.
Not service for money that will only pay for the life of a half of a person.
What I even mean by that?
That person I was talking about earlier, gets his money from taxes that were taken out of my mother's actual job's check not out of thin air.
We pay for others to live, but the government can do a Trillion dollar bailout for car companies who personally don't help us and better yet to think.
Government turned around, looked on floor and saw a suit case filled with one trillion dollars "just in case" cause we casually have it laying around because we are in debt and "We are the Government and we can make money whenever we want."

Another reason to believe Google could take over and sustain us for a bit and hell we could try to help back.
Google is used everywhere, all over the world.
We confide in Google, already, whenever we have a question and that we can't go tell other people. Basically we trust Google with our personal lives.
Google has been creating things to make things easier in our lives, hell, we get Google kind of free and we get Youtube, kind of free.
Google has been trying to get adsense working for people who want to try without an arm or a leg, but free.
So you can say Google supports the real average person and not statistics.
Google has created their own, TV, phone?, random products, coming out with a Google Chrome OS and some people live their lives off Google's Adsense and etc etc.
Personally, I've learned more using Google than government-run schooling.
Personally, I've trusted Google more to ask about personal questions compared to my "teachers or doctor's, to some realistic extent."
Personally, I'm even trying to work out something and hope for a good shot using blogspot and adsense, both run by Google, to do something to help me get by in my days.
I don't have much besides basics, which is fine, but occasionally other things would be nice, like a way to pay the two tickets I was given for an unjust reason that weren't/couldn't be overturned. <__< Damn cops making up reasons to meet their quota.

I mean, seriously,
Have Google and people, like us, try to do something for a change in our government or do we sit around and watch our government (U.S.) send more troops to other countries to die for a reason that isn't plausible.
I mean, if we stop living off of money and start living off of "do service and get treated human" or "do a service and get money and live the life of half a person while you pay for someone else to live their's?"

Ideas Ideas, she and I eventually explained more, here and there, in detail.
Obviously, you see why I'm for "My Google Dream," but the most important point she made in saying I should just drop it was this:
Sadly, that would be a great lifestyle to live in, I know I really need it, but the government is here and they help with what they can. Dreams aren't great, dreams help you get through the day, but you have to remember, you can eat a dream and be full, dreaming doesn't pay in the country. Sorry.

I agreed, obviously, but I knew I wished things were different, but hey..

One thing I know is this,
When the government isn't for the people anymore, we must try to overturn the government in some way to make it, once-again, "the people's government."

To believe these ideas are crazy, I would have to agree, but I do recall they called the man who thought the world was actually a sphere/globe and not flat, was crazy.

Well, you guys, let's do something and prove that we do need a new government, I'm not saying do anything extremely rash, but we need to live life a bit better rather than live in a country that we have been losing for the past 100 years, especially these last 20. ) [ 1 ]

Listen to their full album here, amazingly their myspace still has all their songs, while other sites don't. ) [ 2 ]


  1. Weird, I'm getting a weird error when I try to comment.

  2. interesting post with interesting points