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I was doing some quick math... if you are interested in knowing this small fact:

AIG was given 85,000,000,000 (85 Billion) dollars in bailouts -- in 2007 they employed 116,000 people.

The average yearly wage (or at least as close as I can find) is $39795. How long could the government keep all 116,000 of those people employed at 40,000 a year?

Answer: 18.3

Instead of just giving them early retirement options -- taking them out of the workforce and allowing better companies to step forward and hire new employees we would rather bailout a sinking company who is using your tax money to give bonuses to their executives for -- well taking your money.

In case you are wondering how many people we could put into early retirement i.e. pay for 20 years of doing nothing with Bush's and Obama's combined Bailouts... lets use their early figures for a combined 1.5 Trillion dollars...

1,500,000,000,000/20 = 75,000,000,000 (billion a year)/40,000= 1,875,000.

If you were to take the stimulus package... give the oldest 1,875,000 employees in America early retirement. You would end up in much better shape then bailing out all these companies.

1) Bad companies would fail.
2) Good companies would rise.
3) You would have more spending from the newly retired, simply because they would no longer have to worry about where the money is coming from.
4) You would free up jobs for younger Americans.
5) You would have new markets open up to take advantage of the new retired.

Bailing out companies is bad, instead, offer early retirement to those oldest people in the work force who and this is key -- make 40,000 or less.

Of course what I am proposing is a complete overhaul of the Social Security System... but who knows, that might have been the issue all along.
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Seriously, I have never been this bored in my life before...
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What a royal pain in the ass it is to convert your CD library into Mp3s... especially when you have things like work in the way.
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I am still here, that is all.

Everything is going really well. It is odd to be content.

Letting iTunes organize my music...

No more Winamp... Goodbye AOL.

Aria of Voices in my Head: Counting Crows - American Girls

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It's hard to get back on track when you stray. You can make excuses about why it happened; "I don't have enough time," "I'm really busy," "I can do it later..." and so on and so forth. The problem is that when it is all said and done, you have a large pile of excuses in one hand and nothing in the other. Adding them together, you will find out you have even less then you started with.
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You can blame the newsman talking at you on the satellite T.V
And if you're fighting for your shipyards,
You might as well just blame the sea.
Hey, Mr. Weatherman come on over.
Hook me up to the power lines of your love.
Jump start, or tow me away.

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Atmosphere: In the middle of the sea
State of Being: calm calm
Aria of Voices in my Head: Jethro TULL - Jump Start

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I normally type my Livejournal Updates in Open Office, today though I decided to take a different approach and attempt to write this update in Semagic alone. It has been a while since I have done such a bold thing.
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If I told you he was your brother
We could reminisce
Then you would go about your day
If I said you ought to give him some of your water
You'd shake your canteen and walk away

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Atmosphere: In or Out or Inbetween
State of Being: amused amused
Aria of Voices in my Head: Live - 03 - The Beauty Of Gray

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I have fucking post stuck in my head and no matter how many times I write it up, it never sounds right. Hopefully this weekend I can set this matter straight and get through it.
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So I didn't get around to posting any artwork on Wednesday. Even after I said I was trying to get away from being so lazy on Monday. Though in my defense, I was at work and I did sleep in pretty late. Though those aren't real excuses so I apologize. But, I actually did have artwork done.

So instead of waiting until next Wednesday, I am going to give you a 2 for 1 deal.
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But it seems as if naught is to change anyway?!
After all these years thou left'st me down in the emotional depths
The sombre soaked velvet-drape is hung upon me,
Turning my feelings away from our so ignorant world:
All the beautiful moments shared, deliberately push'd aside
...a distance there is.

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Atmosphere: A puddle of rain
State of Being: indescribable indescribable
Aria of Voices in my Head: Theatre of Tragedy - A Distance There Is...

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Another Monday has arrived and like clockwork I still hate most of the world. Not all of you but most. I thought I would share that little bit of information before moving on with the rest of the post.

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There's a silence surrounding me
I can't seem to think straight
I'll sit in the corner
No one can bother me

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Atmosphere: South Central Anywhere
State of Being: accomplished accomplished
Aria of Voices in my Head: Pink Floyd - Keep Talking

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Sorry haven't slept today, need to go to bed. Will post review tomorrow.
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