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Rob Garbin's Blog

I started out by just testing the waters of what I wanted to say in this blog. I found it nice to get feedback on my thoughts and ideas. Now; however, I find it to be a place where I can vent the ideas that constantly plague me when I view what is going on in the world. At times I know I sound like a pundant, but I feel that I do try to take a more sensible look at the world, which I hope I am able to express here. In addition, I hope to find more to talk about than the politics of the world. We'll see.

  1. Food for Thought, Old Chaps

    by , April 27th, 2012 at 10:23 PM (Rob Garbin's Blog)
    This one goes out to the American Tea Party who proudly wave their "Don't Tread on Me" flags. Do you realize that you have chosen for your mascot one of the most despised creatures on earth. First, the creature is cold blooded. Wait a minute, that might fit your one solution only, cold blooded approach to government. Second, many snakes are dangerous to humans. Third, the snake is associated with the fall of man. Fourth, when man was cast out of Eden, the snake was cast out as well ...
  2. Varied Thoughts

    by , January 19th, 2012 at 09:30 PM (Rob Garbin's Blog)
    Here are some varied thoughts I feel like passing on:

    1. I recall hearing that some Republicans and Tea Party advocates liken Social Security to a ponsi scheme where many people need to input money constantly to support the wealth of a few people. Well, my thought is, if that is the case, then what is Wall Street. Large pools of investors sink large amounts of money into the stock exchange, which in the end pays off handsomely for a select few. Sure, many people make a return ...

    Updated January 19th, 2012 at 09:34 PM by Gkarlives

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  3. We Hold These Truths

    by , December 14th, 2011 at 09:46 PM (Rob Garbin's Blog)
    I have a question for American Historians. While freedom from religious persecution was part of the framework our founding fathers built into our form of government, was this in any way the impetus for our breaking away from England? There are many political groups that try to brainwash American Citizen into believing that freedom from religious persecution was one of the corner stones, if not the foundation, of our drive toward independence.

    If I remember my history lessons correctly; ...
  4. Excuse Me, I am Running for Congress

    by , December 14th, 2011 at 08:43 PM (Rob Garbin's Blog)
    I would like to suggest a way to reform campaign financing. First, I will say that my idea, of course, will need consideration by others before it is a fully fledged proposal, but I would like to lay out the foundations here. The main component of my idea is that a person seeking re-election to the Congress or Senate would have a set amount of money allocated to them by the government for their campaign. The idea being that no more money could then be given to the campaigner from outside sources ...
  5. Abstinence makes the heart grow fonder but Viagra gets the job done.

    by , December 6th, 2011 at 07:56 AM (Rob Garbin's Blog)
    I just have a question for the right to lifers, "if, as you state, that contraceptives promote sexual promiscuity, then what about all the erectile dysfunction medicines flooding the market? I am disgusted at the blatant sales tactics of the makers of these pills. They are endorsing sexual activity regularly on TV at all hours of the day. In addition, I am being forced to pay, through my insurance premiums, for something that should be an elective medicine. Peoples lives are not at stake ...

    Updated December 6th, 2011 at 07:59 AM by Gkarlives

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  6. This is our country!

    by , November 23rd, 2011 at 10:35 PM (Rob Garbin's Blog)
    I happened to catch a news bit on the Penn State scandal where it was said that one of the children who came forward was being bullied in school for getting Joe Paterno fired. The bullying was so bad that he had to be taken out of school. This is a horrible state of affairs, which is reflected so well in the overall culture of our country.

    Taking out your anger on the victim who blew the whistle, at great risk to himself, because you are mad at them for destroying your illusions ...

    Updated November 27th, 2011 at 07:44 PM by Gkarlives (Darn typos!)

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  7. Oh, Well

    by , November 23rd, 2011 at 07:39 AM (Rob Garbin's Blog)
    By the way, I wish to apologize to anyone who feels I place to much polotics into a site that should mostly be about our shared passion, SFF.

    I do love the genre very, very much and some of my ideas have been shaped by the minds and ideas that are part of my favorite books. However, as I have gained my own voice over the years, this site has been the first place where I could really express my thoughts. Rest assured that I am an avid reader of SFF and am still writing stories. ...
  8. More questions the 99% should demand answers for

    by , November 23rd, 2011 at 07:28 AM (Rob Garbin's Blog)
    If the Republican led congress is so focused on debt reduction, why are they not proposing equal cuts in their own entitlements such as their own medical coverage? If they want people to take them seriously, they should be willing to give up all of their benefits and live like the people they don't beleive deserve benefits.

    Why should tax payers foot the bill when they are getting paid so well and getting help from their rich backers? Why not demand that their medical benefits be ...

    Updated November 23rd, 2011 at 07:31 AM by Gkarlives

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  9. Another Job Opportunity

    by , October 27th, 2011 at 12:04 AM (Rob Garbin's Blog)
    Field work in Alabama: Be willing to work long hours for little pay, no benefits, and hard working conditions without rights or complaining. Rewards: Knowing that your hard work will keep produce prices down so more Americans can become obese and want to avoid the very job you hold. Apply today!

    For further information, see last nights Colbert Report on comedy central.