Mike Salvi’s World mentions Stacy as Sponsor

Check out Mike Salvi’s World to see list of sponsors including StacyLitz.com!

It was great to sponsor the Philly Phreedom Rally 2012 which included Dr. Ron Paul!  

Also, read my article on Examiner here (also read below) on the event.  

This past Saturday, the bi-annual End the Fed rally had an additional bonus to the usual march from the Federal Reserve to City Hall, and welcomed Ron Paul to the Philly Phreedom Rally at the Independence Mall lawn.  Much of this event was organized by Michael Salvi, one of Philadelphia’s top activists in the liberty movement. 

The day started at the Federal Reserve where a large crowd gathered to listen to several speakers before the traditional march began.  Speakers such as Adam Kokesh, Karen Kwiatkowski, Larken Rose and Scott Davis spoke as the crowd grew larger and larger — by noon, the march began to City Hall and back.  Despite the rain, it seemed as if more attendees showed up from the many other past marches.

The crowd gathered at Independence Mall to listen to a few other speakers, such as Michael Scheuer and James Padilioni, Jr., before seeing the headliner, Dr. Ron Paul, who is running for president.  The last time Paul had been in Philadelphia had been in 2007, which many attendees and activists recount as one of the main reasons they became active in the libertarian movement. 

There were also many tables and sponsors of the event, which can be seen listed here, and they displayed their information under tents at the rally.  Despite the rain, they informed many of the attendees of various causes on both a local and national level.  

Paul’s speech was very standard, bringing emphasis to the many current issues and events that shine a light on the problems with a large and growing government that also pursues active violence and control over the individuals of its own country and abroad.  He affirmed to the rowdy crowd that he is not only running for president to spread the message of liberty, but also to win.  

If interested in other events similar to the Philadelphia Phreedom Rally, you can visit the Truth, Freedom, Prosperity Meetup group and join current roster of 800 members in this very active group.  

Mike Salvi’s World mentions Stacy as Sponsor

Check out Mike Salvi’s World to see list of sponsors including StacyLitz.com!

It was great to sponsor the Philly Phreedom Rally 2012 which included Dr. Ron Paul!  

Also, read my article on Examiner here (also read below) on the event.  

This past Saturday, the bi-annual End the Fed rally had an additional bonus to the usual march from the Federal Reserve to City Hall, and welcomed Ron Paul to the Philly Phreedom Rally at the Independence Mall lawn.  Much of this event was organized by Michael Salvi, one of Philadelphia’s top activists in the liberty movement. 

The day started at the Federal Reserve where a large crowd gathered to listen to several speakers before the traditional march began.  Speakers such as Adam Kokesh, Karen Kwiatkowski, Larken Rose and Scott Davis spoke as the crowd grew larger and larger — by noon, the march began to City Hall and back.  Despite the rain, it seemed as if more attendees showed up from the many other past marches.

The crowd gathered at Independence Mall to listen to a few other speakers, such as Michael Scheuer and James Padilioni, Jr., before seeing the headliner, Dr. Ron Paul, who is running for president.  The last time Paul had been in Philadelphia had been in 2007, which many attendees and activists recount as one of the main reasons they became active in the libertarian movement. 

There were also many tables and sponsors of the event, which can be seen listed here, and they displayed their information under tents at the rally.  Despite the rain, they informed many of the attendees of various causes on both a local and national level.  

Paul’s speech was very standard, bringing emphasis to the many current issues and events that shine a light on the problems with a large and growing government that also pursues active violence and control over the individuals of its own country and abroad.  He affirmed to the rowdy crowd that he is not only running for president to spread the message of liberty, but also to win.  

If interested in other events similar to the Philadelphia Phreedom Rally, you can visit the Truth, Freedom, Prosperity Meetup group and join current roster of 800 members in this very active group.  

Nerdy Glasses Trend

Oh, um, hi.

There is nothing biological in my head that should be going off when a man is wearing thick rimmed glasses.  In fact, I should be looking around for someone with 20/20 vision.  The glasses show weakness, if anything!

Maybe if, despite the “weakness,” the man is strong and successful, I still find him attractive.  I don’t know.  Maybe fashion actually affects our brains and we do enjoy that aspect of “the look” of someone we are attracted to.  I would be way more attracted to a man with these bigger glasses over a sleek metal frame.

How to be hot when wearing nerdy glasses:

  1. You’ve got to be smart (wit and humor helps)
  2. You’ve got to have style in your other fashion choices
  3. You can’t actually be a geeky, clumsy nerd that does that whole labored breathing thing

But yeah, like most fashion trends, they are being beat to death by people who just don’ t look good in them.  They’re even selling these glasses non-prescription so 13 year olds can run around thinking they are pristine or hipsters.  We’ll see where this goes in the future, until then, I will be jaw droppin’ everywhere to the few that can pull off this look successfully.

My boyfriend, world renowned physicist Kenneth Mui, trying on nerdy glasses. He now owns a pair that I'm actually wearing as I type this. Aw yeah.

 

When I tried to vote (this is funny) . . .

So I walk  into the Drexel Armory to vote today.  The place is HUGE and on one side were three tables the booths.  The people sitting behind the tables looked sub human and like they didn’t want to be there, so I mosey on up and ask where do I sign in, in which they seemed to not even know — they sent me from table to table and my name wasn’t listed.  My boyfriend was with me and attempted to ask them questions on how he could change his address for future voting, but they could hardly answer in a decent manner.  I made a comment that voting is too bloody complicated and we might as well not vote at all, and they seemed royally pissed.

I found out later that (I guess) when I purchased my car that my address was changed.  No one told me.  Yay!

Not that my vote would have changed this:

Results for Pennsylvania Republican Primary (U.S. Presidential Primary)
Apr 24, 2012 (43% of precincts reporting)
Mitt Romney 132,637 56.2%
Ron Paul 31,851 13.5%
Newt Gingrich 25,065 10.6%
Other 46,428 19.7%

Really sad.  This is the world we live in.  Yes, I can be happy that Ron Paul’s voting numbers have grown in leaps and bounds since 2008, but people are dying and being thrown in jail everyday.  PRESSING MATTER HERE.

But yes, here we go again, more the reason to take control of our own lives and go full frontal assault (literally and figuratively) on the government.  Ron Paul could be a government plant for all we know, distracting us from real change since politics doesn’t get us very far.  Well, no matter what he is, yes, he is a great stepping stone to bigger and better things — FREEDOM!

On Other People

Everyday I find myself struggling on how to treat other people.  It’s hard because we all probably try to follow (or at least occasionally think about) following the golden rule — “do unto others as you would have done to you.”

But what if someone is a totally horrible person.  Should you still follow the rule?

I’m thinking yes, only because this will teach them a lesson, if you stay strong with this principle, eventually they will cave in.

If you stay strong, keep treating them nicely, and they keep treating you terribly, is it time to go into attack mode?  Still, not your only answer, you can just move on with your life and ignore them.

If you try to do this and they invade your space or keep attacking, then, yes, you can do something.

Next topic.  Maybe you just don’t like someone or who they are — do you attack them?

No — first talk to them one on one.  At least make a civil attempt before hurting them.  Maybe they are not doing something intentionally.  Have you put yourself in their shoes?  Have you make a judgement too swiftly?

On a collective level, you can come out with some kind of statement of negativity.  But getting personal without prior consultation may not be wise.  If someone, however, came out with statements that explains everything, that is enough “proof” of their character.

People are generally friendly once you talk to them.  I noticed a couple of people walking their dogs in the park today.  It is sad that they needed to bring the dogs together so they could meet and greet but didn’t allow themselves to really communicate.  I think people are social creatures, they learn it helps them get what they want, so they try to have some kind of social interactions regularly.  Conflicts come up, hopefully being resolved with some reason.  So many times, people don’t think through their actions . . . that is what gets me.

 

Obama Administration Increases Drug War Spending

Got this in an email . . .

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                April 17, 2012
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> Obama Administration Increases Drug War Spending
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> Despite Greater Focus on Harm Reduction, Budget for Arrests to Grow Amid National and Global Calls for Reform
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> CONTACT: Morgan Fox, MPP communications manager………………. 202-905-2031 or mfox@mpp.org
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> WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier today, the Obama administration released its annual National Drug Control Strategy, detailing the methods and budgets planned to combat drug use for fiscal year 2013. The report stresses that more resources need to be spent on addiction treatment and prevention, and that an enforcement-centric “war on drugs” is unworkable. The report shows, however, that budget allocations for traditional law enforcement methods could increase by hundreds of millions of dollars, including domestic military operations. Government data from previous years have shown no connection between drug-arrest rates and drug-use rates.
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>             While significant portions of the budget are dedicated to harm reduction and abuse prevention programs, many of the “drug war” methods that have proven ineffective over the last 40 years – particularly those used to enforce marijuana prohibition – will likely see funding increases this year. Domestic law enforcement is slated to receive $9.4 billion, a $61.4 million increase from last year. The Department of Defense Domestic Counterdrug support program will get nearly $150 million this year, a $124 million increase. Over $4.5 billion will be spent on federal incarceration of drug users and distributors. In addition, the Obama administration has requested the revival of the Youth Drug Prevention Media Program with a $20 million budget. Studies have shown that this program had the opposite of the intended effect on teens, and Congress allocated no money for the program last year.
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>             “This budget is appalling. The drug czar is trying to resurrect those stupid TV ads, like the one where a teenager gets his fist stuck in his mouth,” said Rob Kampia, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project in Washington, D.C. “The budget intentionally undercounts the federal government’s expenditures on incarcerating drug offenders, who comprise more than half of the federal prison population. And the budget dangerously proposes a massive escalation in using the military to fight drugs domestically. Congress should just ignore this budget and start from scratch. Specifically, Congress should not provide the Obama administration with any money to go after nonviolent marijuana users, growers, or distributors.”
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>             The drug czar’s strategy would keep control of the marijuana trade in the hands of drug cartels and illegal operators, endangering communities, and creating massive death tolls throughout Latin America. In the past year, the Global Commission on Drug Policy, current and former Latin American leaders whose countries are being ravaged by drug cartels, and tens of millions of Americans have called for a more rational approach to marijuana policy. The Obama administration has repeatedly stated that making marijuana legal is not an option.
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>             The Marijuana Policy Project, the largest marijuana policy reform organization in the United States, is responsible for most state-level marijuana policy reforms enacted since 2000. For more information, please visit www.mpp.org.