3 Jun 2015 Ferado

America’s Bill of NON-Rights

We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional.

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim they require a Bill of NON-Rights.

ARTICLE I:

You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV, or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.

ARTICLE II:

You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone – not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc, but the world is full of dummies, and probably always will be.

ARTICLE III:

You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful; do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.

ARTICLE IV:

You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes.

ARTICLE V:

You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we’re just not interested in public health care.

ARTICLE VI:

You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don’t be surprised if the rest of us want to see you get the blue juice.

ARTICLE VII:

You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don’t be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won’t have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure.

ARTICLE VIII:

You do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have a job, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful.

ARTICLE IX:

You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness, which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an over-abundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.

ARTICLE X:

This is an English speaking country. We don’t care where you came from, English is our language. Learn it!

Lastly:

ARTICLE XI:

You do not have the right to change our country’s history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in one true God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution. The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our heritage and history, sorry if you are uncomfortable with it.

— Mr. Napper (or someone else)

23 May 2009 Ferado

Notes from Napolean Hill

I’ve studied Napolean Hill a lot. He’s a great guy from 100 years ago. I’m not sure if a lot of people still know about him, but he’s done many great things and wrote many great books. One of which, Think and Grow Rich, is my favorite.

Now I believe heavily in competition and sharing knowledge. In honor of my belief, I’m going to give you some of my notes from the Hill:

Why some men succeed

  • They succeed because they have the habit of completing everything one begins, first having learned what to begin and what not to begin.
  • Procrastination is the thief of time.
  • Anybody can start something; Not everybody can finish what they’ve started.
  • Most successful people are no more smarter or better than us “average” folk. But they do have the ability to release the action that is stored up in their heads and keep it concentrated on a task, great or small, until completed.

It’s funny. Napoleon Hill is a man of the past, but his knowledge and research is still current in today’s world.

12 May 2009 Ferado

The reason why humans like porn so much

I’m reading this book The POWER of Body Language and in it there is a little excerpt on why we humans might like porn so much. I think the book tells it best, so here it is:

The action of mirror neurons, brain cells that allow us to experience empathy, may help to explain the addictive nature of pornography. When a person watches other people having sex, even on a television (or computer) screen, a part of his brain actually feels like he’s getting some action, too. (And who can blame a guy for liking that?)

Well, that explains it, don’t you think?

Should you want to check out the book, you can own it today by going to amazon and investing in it. I’m a nice guy, so I’m going to provide you a link: The POWER of Body Language.

12 Apr 2009 Ferado

SUCCESS

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson