Archive for October, 2009

Man thinks independently, loses party support

Posted in Health & Food, Law on October 28, 2009 by daviddiel

Here is news for the Democratic party: The fact that the current health care system is broken does not mean that everybody agrees with their proposals to change it. Joe Lieberman apparently disapproves of something in the bill, and the party immediately turns to ask So Why Was It We Didn’t Kick Joe Lieberman Out of The Caucus?

He has been pissing inside the tent for a decade, at least. His treachery was capped off by his opposition to Barack Obama in the 2008 general election. His whole raison d’etre is to harm the Democratic party… he does not believe in any kind of party loyalty.

No candidate wins his seat by promising to be a loyal slave of his party. When somebody thinks for himself and comes to a different conclusion than his party, I do not call that treachery. Many Americans have died to defend individualistic freedom, an idea worth more than all of the drugs and treatments the government will ever provide.

A party that does not tolerate independent thinking among their members does not deserve to run my country.

Retirement Mutual Fund Concept

Posted in Law, Money on October 17, 2009 by daviddiel

I was thinking about how to allocate my 401k contributions today, and I came to the following conclusion: I know exactly how I would like my money to be invested, but I have not found a fund that does what I want.

It’s simple really. I want my fund to buy assets in the market categories that will interest me when I am 65 years old. Homes in Florida and Arizona are really cheap now. I’d like my fund to buy some of those. Hospitals, pharmacy stores, cruise ships, and golf courses are all assets I’d love to own pieces of.

I am aware that some of these physical assets depreciate. So, the fund could also invest in the prerequisite industries that would eventually lead to creating the goods I will need in the future. The total allocation would be based on the ages and stakes of all investors in the fund.

The point is that many people like me will gladly accept low returns in exchange for the stability of owning physical retirement assets that will maintain their value through inflationary periods.