Monday, July 13th, 2009

Today at The Daily Beast and MarketWatch the deficit we build up goes

beyond $1 Trillion. Last year our deficit was around $200 Billion. But due

to the Stimulus Package, our deficit now exceeds $1 Trillion.


I agree with the idea of Paul Krugman on behalf of jump starting the economy

again. In a recession the flow of cash is slow, the circulation of currency is

vital for the everyday interaction of buying and selling. To increase the

circulation, Paul Krugman believes, government must pour money into

industries for the good of all human beings. For example, the Obama

administration is focusing a good chunk of money on areas such as

environment, energy efficiency, education, and OF COURSE HEALTH CARE.

This sort of stimulus will not only jump start the flow of currency, but

improve humanity as well.

However, this sort of Stimulus Package does not always work. I believe it’s the

right thing to do. But as you can read from the article, we have a deficit over

$1 Trillion. And this is historical regarding the amount of deficit we had. A lot

goes through my mind. I worry how much of that money will actually be used

for the industries chosen. Politics, government, and the US is known for PORK.

There is going to be PORK. I just hope it will be small enough. What if the

research and investment in the industries meet a DEAD END. What will the

USA become? How will a nation of a deficit of $1 Trillion look like?

I know the USA is not perfect. But I consider this place to be a nice match for

me. I want to become a vital part in the US, and New York. And I wish to have

this desire for a long time, 5~7 years. If the Stimulus Package doesn’t help the

flow of currency and investments in the industries come to a DEAD END, the

USA will be a debtor among countries. The image and value of USA will

drop, and more opportunities will be limited as a citizen of USA.

Paul Krugman is asking Obama for another GIANT STIMULUS PACKAGE

similar to the size of the first one. As long as we are committed to this plan,

Let’s Do It Right.


8.375% The emotions I feel right now is similar to the feeling I get when

I’m down $100 in a casino. The desire to leave this casino as a winner is so

strong, and I make a reasonable plan to regain my money. I could be a

genius and come up with the brightest idea (~Stimilus Package) on how to

get my money back. But no plan is perfect. It’s likely that this plan will

work, but what if it doesn’t? I’ll be exiting the casino as a bigger loser.

Good Luck Paul Krugman and Obama, I’m trusting on you two for the

better of the Global Economy


A-Trak Battle Vinyl, $14.08/$14.08

“Monkeyboy Breaks” by A-TRAK (aka The #1 Spinna) is a battle vinyl for DJs.

The difference between a battle vinyl and regular vinyl is the collection of

scratch samples, word samples, and cool breaks to be used when turning

musicĀ  on for the BBoy battles.


The reason I bought this master piece is for my DJ lessons at DJ Scratch

Academy. We first learned how to scratch to a beat. That made us familiar

with equipments and operation of turning music on. But the main point

of a DJ is to create music. DJs would normally just turn on well known

music. As the role of DJs’ importance grew, so did their taste and artistic

ability. DJs now create their own version of musics by using the techniques

used from turntableism. A lot of music making is done digitally. It might

seem old school to buy an actual vinyl with scratch samples in it, but I

wish to know how I can express myself through music. And the biggest

step I can take today is through the old mechanical ways of

sampling, scratching, and beat matching with REAL BATTLE


%A fellow DJ student of mine told me that TRUE OLD SCHOOL DJs don’t

accept the concept of using battle vinyl. They believe the journey to the

actual source of the sound you are looking for is important. The journey

gives you more appreciation to the musicians before you. RESPECT!

Listened from Reasonable Doubts Podcast

The Dalai Lama urged fellow Buddhists to study science. The reason behind

his message was the enlightenment from constructive logical thinking trained

in science. When in doubt always question yourself and express your

curiosity. When the message from logical thinking is in conflict with the

Buddhist teachings, go with the decision made from your logical thinking.

Always try to findevidence and clues to the answer of your questions.

I never believed I would see one of the top religious figures send a

message such as this. I think the message of critical thinking is well taught

every where. But a religious figure like the Dalai Lama speaking is different.

One of the biggest injury in human society today is the war in the middle

east. To heal this, the relationship between the Islam and Judaism must

get better. Dialogue must go between them, and they must start thinking

of ways to live peacefully. The idea of evidence supported arguments in

religious dialogue must be understood. The Dalai Lama speech gave a

huge support for that idea to be understood.

This is a great news for the world to be a place where we have

no war. I bet Yoko Ono is loving this.