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“the free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.”


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U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time

Apparently the national debt goes up 1,700,000,000.00 every 24 Hrs. I am pretty sure it is much more than that because I am a firm contributor. My student loans, unpaid doctor bills, hell even some unpaid utilities. When I signed a 2yr contract with sprint and got my iPhone for $45.00 instead of the $750.00 they should be charging.  I am only one person! Can you imagine what four or five of me could do? How about a nation! Well according to the U.S Department of Treasury  its 16 trillion and growing. U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time.

What is the National Debt?

The term national debt refers to direct liabilities of the United States Government. There are several different concepts of debt that are at various times used to refer to the national debt:

•Public debt is defined as public debt securities issued by the U.S. Treasury.  U. S. Treasury securities primarily consist of marketable Treasury securities (i.e., bills, notes and bonds), savings bonds and special securities issued to state and local governments.  A portion is debt held by the public and a portion is debt held by government accounts.

•Debt held by the public excludes the portion of the debt that is held by government accounts.

•Gross federal debt is made up of public debt securities and a small amount of securities issued by government agencies.

Debt held by the public is the most meaningful of these concepts and measures the cumulative amount outstanding that the government has borrowed to finance deficits.


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Clearly he’s no saint, but I have a passion for this man


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I have a crush on Charles Bukowski!

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Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.”
Charles Bukowski

August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994 Rest in Peace to the man whom may have possibly been the love of my life. Had I been around during his lifetime! I remember when I first stumbled upon this magnificent creature; I had never before been so impressed and seduced by a work of literature. It was love at first sight. Charles Bukowski, born as Heinrich Karl Bukowski in Andernach, Germany, to Heinrich Bukowski and Katharina, what blessed parents they are, is a German-born American poet and novelist stole the heart of an all-African-American girl. His work is marked by an importance on the ordinary lives of “poor” Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women and the grind of work. My love, Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels, ultimately publishing over sixty books, so far I have only read two. I’m a hopeless romantic with my nose stuck somewhere between amongst the work of Charles Bukowski.