October 17th, 2005

Doozer

Down in Frugal Rock - Continued

A discussion on credit with Zaxxon and his thoughts on frugality and spending/saving.

http://www.livejournal.com/users/zaxxon/183078.html?view=903718#t903718

I agree with you for the most part, that most American's don't use their credit right. Credit should be for paying for things you can't afford that allow you to keep making money. Like fixing your car so you can keep going to work. Or getting a house to live in. But alot of folks don't view it that way. Credit and debt aren't necessarily evil. In many ways the ability to have debt can create and drive an economy. Studying micro loans in the developing world, and you see that the ability to buy a water pump, or a solar panel on credit makes them far more productive and they are able to pay back that loan easily and then continue to get value for their purchase.
Ted

Yo Texans!

Although I try to avoid political rants I urge you to please register to vote so you can vote no to proposition 2 early next month.

Proposition 2 - HJR 6 "The constitutional amendment providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage."

Dallas Morning News Op Ed Piece
Jacquielynn Floyd:
Proposition 2: Bigotry wrapped up in cruelty

07:32 PM CDT on Wednesday, October 5, 2005

If you're opposed to gay marriage, you can take a stand: Don't go to any gay weddings. If you really want to signal your disapproval, don't send a present.

But don't vote for the mean and meddlesome proposal on the Nov. 8 ballot that would amend the state constitution to outlaw same-sex marriage. Proposition 2 is a cruel piece of ideological bigotry that attempts to create and solve a problem that doesn't exist.

It's hard to understand why so many otherwise sensible people have seized on gay marriage as the most menacing potential threat that American society faces. And it's hard to understand why otherwise decent people see a need to purposely discriminate against couples who want the same workaday legal safeguards as everybody else.

So far, this particular ballot measure is cruising a little beneath the public radar – we've been too preoccupied with natural disasters and Supreme Court vacancies to get whipped up in a big front-page frenzy on this one.

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