Slope of Hope Blog Posts
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I didn’t say surprised. I said appalled.
I’ve got too much going on right now to create an epic post to describe my revulsion and disgust at how the United States government has, once again, bailed out the upper echelon. I expected it, although I held out a glimmer of hope that, for the first time in decades, SOMEONE would bear SOME consequences for their actions. But, nope. Crime pays, and screw-ups are unwound. I truly am learning to hate this country and what it now represents. What a horrid fall from grace. The USA truly sucks now.(more…)
It’s truly sickening, looking at the tweets of the likes of Bill Ackman, Jason Calacanis, and David Sacks – – all of them billionaires, but every single one of them whining and pleading for the U.S. Government to BAIL OUT Silicon Valley Bank. Remember the game, people. Private profits (specifically, the men mentioned above). Public losses. Fuckin’ Ackman even has the gall to demand the announcement before the Oscars so he can enjoy the show.(more…)
Thanks to having one of my kids on the Duke fencing team, I have been traveling to the northeastern part of the United States more in the past few months than I have in the rest of my entire life.
In a way, it’s like visiting a different planet. It feels older. It feels dirtier (and sometimes that’s a good thing). Even though it’s supposed to be a megalopolis, there are tremendous portions of open land, farms, and natural scenery. Plus, the people look different. I think a person who lived in the 1950s would feel far more comfortable walking around one of these towns than, let’s say, Palo Alto. It just seems more……..American.(more…)