Proposition ?

Okay where do they sell the proposition banner for your yard and stuff?

you know the proposition flag you put on a metal pole like that you put on your grass?
a yard sign? what ever you call it

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where can i find the rainbow flags in west hollywood?

where can i find the rainbow flags in west hollywood?

what’s the nearest street or landmark?


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Why does the U.S. national anthem contain such violent imagery?

O say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro’ the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watch’d, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro’ the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen thro’ the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner: O, long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash’d out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

O thus be it ever when free-men shall stand
Between their lov’d home and the war’s desolation;
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the heav’n-rescued land
Praise the Pow’r that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust!”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
Here is a photograph of it, with all four verses:

jehut: there is a clear reference to God in the fourth verse
I’m Canadian, by the way, so you can stop implying that I somehow offending "our forefathers".
I have also served my country in the Royal Canadian Armed Forces, as does my son, so don’t accuse me of being pacifist either.

Who are the contractors that hire poeple to work at Six Flags?

I used to work at Six Flags New England and was employed directly by the SF company. Before I let I never got to ask the question of who are the people that work at Six Flags but are hired by outside contractors and sent to the park to work as associates,ride attendants, food servers, etc. Any ideas would help. Thanks.

Can I use the Six Flags Great Adventure Big Six pass three times in one day?

Okay, my family loves to go to six flags, but moneys been tight lately. I went online and discovered the Big Six ticket where you get six admissions for the same price as one ticket. What I’m wondering is if I can get one, have all three of us use it in one day, and then still have three "days" left. So it’s more like only two days each but it’s all three of us going.
Will they let us do that or do we all need separate passes?

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Can anyone share a link to an on line store that sells Army stuff?

I’m looking for Go Army stuff or West Point stuff. Flags, banners, clothing…
eBay is FUBAR and I don’t want surplus…

Do you really have to were a baithing suit to six flags to be able to get on the water games?

Do you really have to were a baithing suit to six flags to be able to get on the water games?

Gallery Espace presents ?BROWNation’, a solo show by Vishal K. Dar

Gallery Espace presents ?BROWNation’, a solo show by Vishal K. Dar

He refused to put up his work for sale, even though it was his debut art show. His art outings are far and few between. Yet, 34-year-old architect-turned-new media artist Vishal K. Dar is a name to reckon with, both for having designed exhibitions for stalwarts like Nilima Sheikh, Amitava Das, Nagji Patel and Mrinalini Mukherjee to name a few & for establishing himself as a curator-artist, especially in the field of new media art. Darhad curated one of the first new media (interactive art) shows for Apeejay Media Gallery in 2005 and has presented the city’s largest interactive public art work (commissioned by the British Council India) in 2009.

As he prepares for his solo show titled BROWNation at Gallery Espace, 16, Community Centre, New Friends Colony, New Delhi (Tel: 26326267) from September 24 to October 23, 2010, Dar is all set once again to grab eyeballs with a series of prints, videos and installations where he makes Mahatma Gandhi the protagonist who questions, mocks and despairs the socio-political flux that the country finds itself in today.

Says Renu Modi, Director, Gallery Espace: “Tackling issues of corruption, farmer and jawan suicides, agrarian unrest, Kashmir conflict and intra-national identity, Dar’s new media works have been made using material as diverse as salt, heater rods, tin sheets, currency notes and zardozi threads.”

Having studied new media for his masters at UCLA, Dar seeks to present himself as a “citizen artist” who explores and debates the internal flux in relation to national identity, one that is not just about being Indian but also about inhabiting the region of South Asia, the land of the brown skinned people.

While Dar’s work takes roots from the very history of our independence struggle, when speaking before 3,000 Indians gathered at a theatre in Johannesburg, Gandhi proposed a strategy of non-violent resistance to racist South African policies, he places them in the contemporary world that has not quite got it right.

A century later, do we need to ask ourselves if this ‘truth-force’ is still relevant?
South Asia finds itself in a state of continual flux. In our efforts to find meaning, can the ideal of satyagraha (truth-force) be mapped onto the practice of art?

If not answers or solutions, at least some of these questions find their way into Dar’s solo show at Gallery Espace.

Says the artist, who pragmatically combines his sound architectural education with his fascination with cinema in all his work: “BROWNation” seeks to address certain issues that wedeem important in the above context and within our experience of contemporary India and the South Asian peninsula. BROWNation bolsters ourbelief that art, among other productive forms of human work, will not cease to be socio-politically engaged, and the hope that its experiments will travel farther and wiser.”

To give an insight into Vishal’s work, here is a brief note on each of his work that is part of the show

1. C FOR CUTTER ( Single-channel video animation, 2009; 1 min 17 seconds)

This digital animation invokes Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange (1962). Alex, protagonist/ antagonist of Burgess’ seminal novel, and his peeps communicate in a trenchant combination of Nadsat – their language for an ultraviolent future – and English. The word Nadsat is the Russian equivalent of teenage. A considerable number of the words that belong to this violent verbiage have Russian roots, some go the French way and fewer still tread the English road. Burgess, a keen linguist, also invented several terms, whose origins have thus far remained unknown. And into this final slot falls the coin of Cutter.

In the book, ultra-violence is occasioned by components such as cutter, vacuity, ennui and misanthropy. By employing the word Cutter as the title of this nuttily anthropomorphic Rs 500 banknote, the artist evokes undeniable tensions between the ultra-violence as engendered by cutter and the incommensurable pacifism of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. It is a given that the father of the nation would not have been terribly approving of the many posthumous honours that have been uneasily placed in the lap of his legacy. Needless to say, his presence on the Indian banknotes and coins would never have gone down well.

In this animation piece, Gandhi takes it upon himself to calls the bluff of the Republic of India.

Accompanying the video are three digital prints that utilise the actual size of Rs 500 notes and are titled “Bura Mat Dekho”, “Bura Mat Bolo” and “Bura Mat Socho”, each having Gandhi in various postures of distress and concern!

2. FLAG OF BROWNATION: (wall-mounted frameless canvas)

In this 4 x 8 feet work, we see the residue of the flags of all the countries of our subcontinent, after their colours have all evaporated and just the symbols remain. Is the work unifying us all by removing the separatist colours, or are these remains of what we used to be as a unified whole? is the question the work asks of its viewer.

3. WE THE PEOPLE: (triptych print mural)

In this print mural, that is a triptych measuring 12 feet x 6 feet, Mother India is charging forward, alone. Dar explains: “This work is about the cinematic representation of who we are. Mother India embodies the ethos of the South Asian peninsula. She proclaims ‘I AM A MONUMENT’, reclaiming her rightful space in the colonial golden triangle (India Gate / Presidential Estate / Connaught Place).

4. KHWABISTAN: (Installation in tin-sheets and heater coils)

While one side of the installation portraying the state of Jammu & Kashmir in tin sheets is painted black, the other side is fitted with red-hot heater coils. Dar says: “To many of us, beautiful locations are a strange creature. They exist in our memory that is made up of photographic documentation, literature or as explained by those who have been there. Much like how it happens in our dreams. In the installation titled KHWABISTAN, I explore this dream-state a bit further.”


5. TRAVELS OF THAT STRANGE LITTLE BROWN MAN: (5 photographic postcards)

This is a series of 5 photographic postcards that take us through the various sites that the little brown man has been to. Dar has used world-renowned icons like Abraham Lincoln, Michelangelo’s David, Auguste Rodin’s Thinker, Saddam Hussein among others in each of the postcard that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi seems to have interacted with much before he became Gandhiji!

Each postcard bears a title that is a dialogue from Sir Richard Attenborough’s GANDHI. The titles of the postcards are “bapuji, the whole brownation is moving!”, ‘he has become quite good at this’, ‘you’re an ambitious man, Mr. Gandhi’, ‘it takes a great deal more than a pinch of salt’, ‘I am a Muslim and a Hindu and a Christian and a Jew and so are all of you’.

6. SUICIDE CHRONICLE (3 video works in loop, duration 2 mins 34 secs)

This is a series of three animated video works on three monitors that showcase imagery from the Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyan trilogy that remains a mere boast in a country of farmer suicides and rotting foodgrains!

7. NANGA MULK: (2 videos in a loop, duration 30 secs)

Inspired by a scene of naked children from the film Prahaar, the video uses the scene graphically with Gandhi looking on in the foreground.

8. MERA JEEWAN HI MERA SANDESH HAI: (canvas and currency notes)

In a work that truly symbolises the secular ideals of our Constitution, Dar gets Muslim karigars to embroider in real gold zari Gandhi’s immortal line “Mera Jeewan Hi Mera Sandesh Hai” on a hand-stretched canvas that is then adorned with a Rs 5 note garland made of nearly 2000 notes!

Mocking the money-laundering politicians of our country, in a not so subtle reference to Mayawati’s mala-saga, Dar empties the canvas frame of Gandhi’s picture instead using only his message. “Where is the leader”, is his question!

9. A Great Deal More Than A Pinch of Salt: (Installation with salt and weighing balance)

Dar uses common salt, and nearly 20 kilos of it, to create a 3-feet high mound of salt piled on a 6 -feet wide balance (tarazu) in fibre glass. Suspended from the ceiling of the gallery, the work encompasses his reflection on the relevance of the Gandhian way of life. The work re-evaluates Gandhi’s act of breaking the salt law and takes it a step further by putting the salt in a weighing balance!


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Baby Boomers Bankrupting Social Security For Future Generation

Baby Boomers Bankrupting Social Security For Future Generation

In 2008, the figures have been tweaked slightly. Employers should be aware that the ,500 number has changed. It is now 2,000. This means, of course, that as an employer, you must withhold the 6.2 percent for an additional ,500 of those employees who earn this type of money.

The Social Security Administration can provide benefits in three different categories, they include; when you retire, if you become disabled, and lastly when you die. Information about Social Security benefits can be found on the Social Security Administration’s website. The age to receive full retirement benefits has been 65 for many years now however for people born after 1938 it is gradually increasing until it reaches the age of 67 for people born after 1959. An individual may start receiving retirement benefits as early as age 62, however if an individual decides to receive benefits starting at age 62 then their benefits are reduced a fraction of a percent for each month before your full retirement age. To find out how much an individual would lose if they retire at age 62 you can visit the social security web site. An individual has the choice to retire between the age of 62 and the full retirement age. An Individual qualifies for Social Security benefits by earning Social Security credits when they work in a job and pay Social Security taxes.

The most powerful message trumpeted by the President Clinton’s spin machine of political anthropology is the one that during his term the federal government produced a surplus. The definition of surplus when used in the vocabulary of working families implies that the family enjoyed more income than its obligations. Purchasing goods and services with credit does not qualify as part of surplus income. The credit funds must be paid with interest at a future date. Those obligations must be met.

The debate about Social Security’s depleting fund has been going on for years. Recently, analysts have begun discussing possible solutions to ensure the availability of Social Security for future generations. The Administration’s 2005 trustees report predicted massive annual deficits starting by 2017. This means that by 2017, this Administration will be putting out more money than it’s collecting through taxes. What’s even more troubling is that there’s no definite plan of action to permanently fix this huge problem.

But the rising inflation is also a cause of concern. Forty percent is not enough to meet the rising costs of living. Things are getting costly day by day and with recent developments taking place in the economy this is a matter of great concern. As the costs of food items soar and living becomes costly the forty percent which the government provides does not provide for adequate support.

When the whole idea of Social Security was first brought to the table, way back in post-Depression FDR days, there were 16 Social Security contributors for every 1 Social Security beneficiary. Today, that ratio is closer to 4:1. By 2030, when America will be bearing the full brunt of retired baby boomers, that ratio will be 2:1. To accommodate that ratio, either recipients will have to get less, or workers will have to pay more. The current method of funding the program is simply no longer applicable.

In addition, for those that truly believe sovereign risk is the greatest risk we all face, it is wise to learn how to implement a multiple flag strategy to diversify this risk or provide protection against higher taxes, capital controls, hyper-inflation, civil unrest, erosion of personal liberty, and the rise of a police state. With a multiple flag system, you consider taking preparations like, but not limited to, establishing a foreign bank account, purchasing some real estate overseas, seeking alternate sources of income, dual citizenship, and carrying multiple passports.

After doing researching and analyzing the proposals offered by many politicians, I feel that privatizing Social Security is not such a bad idea. I feel that privatizing Social Security would give people more control of their money when it comes to saving money for retirement that the government cannot touch. I understand that some people might fear the risks of investing in the stock market, but if someone diversifies and chooses funds that are somewhat conservative, there is a very small risk of having little return. Considering that Social Security today has very little return “Social Security’s inflation-adjusted rate of return is only 1.23 percent for an average household of two 30-year-old earners with children in which each parent made just under ,000 in 1996.” (Beach), you would be better off putting your money into a savings account earning a return close to 3 percent.

There is a way to do it…a plan that requires just three changes that won’t cost any participant one single dime to implement and they have known about it for nearly six years! This plan was sent to every member of Congress six years ago…have you heard anyone in Washington talking about it? No.

In Years Two through whenever, the Federal Government would add to retiring persons SSRIAs to bring the annuity benefit to the level guaranteed by the OASI plus COLAs. Once an equalization level is achieved, federal responsibility would cease for that retiree.

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Should You Call Your Date

Should You Call Your Date

Did you just meet someone …and you think there’s a real spark?  Are you puzzled, intrigued, excited, or scared?  Do you want to spend more time together—soon—so you can figure out where this is going?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be tempted to call—but not know if and when it’s the right thing to do.  After all—if it’s a spark, you don’t want to throw any water on it.

First Date
If you just got home from your first date with a new someone, you may want to call her to see if she sounds like she cares.  You may use the excuse: “I just wanted to see if you got home okay.”  Depending on what was said at the end of the date, and if she sounded eager to see you again, you still should think about this before you do it.  If you call after just saying goodnight, you may come across as desperate.  It’s best to follow the old adage:  If in doubt—leave it out.  Restrain yourself.  At the most, send a short text message or email.

The Day After the First Date
While “absence makes the heart grow fonder,” waiting more than 48 hours to call your new date may seem like you don’t care.  That’s not a good message to send.  Call and let the person know you had a good time.  Ask when you might get together again.  If the person hedges, seems less than enthusiastic, or excuses herself (or himself) to get off the phone, drop it.  He or she may have a legitimate reason why they can’t talk, but make some other plans to do something fun so you don’t obsess about the situation.  Get back out there.  If he or she calls you back, you can honestly say you’re busy on Friday night—but Saturday night is open. Take it from there…but proceed with caution.

Before the Second Date
Resist the urge to talk endlessly on the phone.  It may seem perfectly natural at the time, but ultimately, you may come across as being lonely and without a life.  Wait until you know the person better before you get into hourly fireside chats. 

The Interim
Before and during a call, it’s imperative to remember that your life is precious and anyone who gets to spend time with you is privileged.  You don’t want to appear to be willing to share your time with just anyone.  The other person will not feel special.  No matter how smitten you may feel, consider how you are perceived if you call too often and talk too long.  Wait until after the third or fourth date before you break all the rules about phoning.

Think About It
Before you dial, think about what you want to say.  Choose a time, place, and activity you want to suggest for when you might see each other again.  Planning something to do will give more meaning to the call and help you feel a little more self-assured.  All of this will resonate in your voice and support your chances for future dates.

Repeated Calls
If you call and he doesn’t answer, leave a message with your phone number.  Say your number clearly and slowly.  If the person doesn’t call you back, let it go.  By the same token, if he calls you and leaves more than three messages before you get back to him, beware.  This can be an indication of neediness, insecurity, or controlling characteristics… so think twice before you get involved.

Listening Carefully
Listen to what the person is saying and how they are phrasing it.  Do they drop heavy hints about marriage, having a family, and being together forever?  This is too soon.  Does the person sound like alcohol or some other substance may be slurring their words?  This is a big red flag.  Is he or she telling you inappropriate stories about their past before you know each other well?  This person has poor boundaries, which will undoubtedly show up as problems in other areas.  Does he or she continually want to talk about sex, an hour after you meet each other?  If you want a lasting relationship with someone you can trust, you should run… not walk… away from this before it goes any further.

If you have reached out to your new date and he or she is not responding, keep your dignity and find a new focus.  If they call at a later date with a clear explanation about why they didn’t contact you, you won’t have embarrassed yourself.  Whether or not you want to pick up the thread (or the phone line) from there… is your call. 

Remembering the above when you are in a new and emotional situation can help you become…a SAVVY dater.

About Tonja Weimer: Published Author: 8 Books, her latest book, Thriving After Divorce, is on shelves now.  Her books have won over 25 awards.· Columnist: Weekly syndicated singles and dating columnist (over four million readers in the U.S. and Canada) · Media: Coverage on TV, including CNN’s ShowBiz Today; rave reviews in USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher’s Weekly · Author: NBC/USA TV Network, selected author for articles on dating and singles for website · Articles: In House Beautiful, New Woman, GRAND, and other national magazines · Coach: Master Certified Singles Relationship Coach; Associate Certified Life Coach; International Coach Federation; Relationship Coaching Institute; Institute for Life Coach Training · Keynote Speaker: Regional, National and International conferences in U.S., India and Europe · Academic: BA; MA in Human Development; U.S. Dept of Mental Health full fellowship
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