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Sunday, December 14, 2008

An End to the Housing Crisis

By Christopher Wilde

Tonight on 60 Minutes the television news magazine reports that there is yet another wave of housing foreclosures and defaults on the horizon.  Experts are predicting three to five years before we are close to bailing out of this mess.

It's time for the obvious solution.  The solution that no one is talking about.  MARK MY WORDS, they will. 

Sooner or later if the problem gets deep enough and the pain gets hard enough  America will do what it has always done.  Open up the borders and bring in a  massive new wave of foreign immigrants.

Make no mistake.  This is a good thing.  I'm not talking about the huddled masses of poverty stricken individuals of the past.  All around the world millions of people who have enough money to come to this country, buy a house, and start a business are ready to come.  The only thing they need is a visa, a promise of eventual citizenship, and open arms from native born Americans.

We should make that possible.  Chances are our future president will make that happen, but quietly so as not to inflame the xenophobic ignorance of our own masses.

By inviting foreigners to our country who can afford homes  and open small business no one need fear losing jobs.  Jobs will be created and property values will increase as the glut of homes are purchased by our foreign brothers and sisters.

The alternative would be to take advantage of the weak dollar, pack up all those houses, and ship them overseas.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

O'Reilly Factor: Pathetically Defends Palin

 

 

Please consider this a testament to how desperate O'Reilly is to toe the party line.  Don't ever be fooled Bill O'Reilly is not "for the people" as he tries to claim.  He's deep in the pocket of the Republican party.

 

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

God Bless the Yellow States of America

by Christopher Wilde

 

Dear Mr. Obama,

Thank you for your efforts this election season.  Your campaign has been the galvanizing force behind more voters registering and participating than at any other time in my life.  I am so grateful. 

When I look at the polls and the electoral maps I see multiple states that are neither red or blue.  Tonight the nation will collectively hold its breath waiting to see how our country men and women have voted.  If only every state in this nation could be a swing state it would be a better country.

Many Republican minded individuals have participated to oppose you.  Young, minority voters, and the apathetic have stepped forward to vote for the first time.  John McCain did not inspire this fervor.  You did.  In doing so you have done more for the country than either you or John McCain have collectively done by passing legislation.

It is my fervent hope that politicians everywhere have been paying attention.  Our nation's future should always be dictated by close elections that drag into the wee hours of the morning.  That means better candidates in the future.  Our choices should be made up of candidates that inspire and motivate people to be as active and involved as they have been in this election.

Mr. Obama, win or lose, your contribution to the American election system is perhaps the greatest act of patriotism I have ever seen.  Getting millions of people, who have never voted, to turn out for elections is a far greater act of patriotism then spending time in a prison camp. 

Specifically I'm speaking, of course, about John McCain who has without fail utilized the politics of victimology to get elected and stifle criticisms of his continual failures as a leader.

While I am rooting for you to win the election what I most desire is to see a close race.  I'm hoping to see states that were thought to be red and blue completely swing in an different and unexpected trajectory.   I'm hoping that tomorrow American's will wake up energized and realize that they are a strong and powerful force than can alter this country's direction by their continued participation.

Perhaps this day can be a major turning point in ending the reliance on the red state blue state paradigm. 

 

Thank You,

Christopher Wilde

Monday, November 3, 2008

Brain Power

For those of you who didn't see it there was a fascinating story about brain computer interface on Sixty Minutes last night.  Take a look at the video below.

 

 

Now think about the possibilities.  It will be interesting to see, as the technology improves, how quickly this is adapted to video games.  For myself I'm looking way beyond video games.