The Morning After #3, last one I promise

There are all kinds of morning’s after. The morning after a large night of alcohol can be mitigated by setting up two aspirin and a very large, say 20 ounce glass of water on your bedside table BEFORE going out, and drinking the water and taking that aspirin (drink all the water even if it kicks in a further drunk that gives you the spins) BEFORE going to bed. Also, “break the envelope” which means urinate before going to bed. Failing either one of these will make the morning after quite rough. But, as the am slips into pm, don’t forget to continue to hydrate…meaning keep drinking water. Sure it will make you feel sick, but if this is the case, one can only imagine how much you drank the night before. So the initial cure for the alcohol morning after is less alcohol and more water WHILE AT THE BAR.

#2- after unprotected heterosexual intercourse. This one, better faced by both partners, can not be cured easily, and may require a “morning after” pill, that can, I am told, be obtained via prescription even in South Korea. This pill means you will be aborting a 12-hour old fetus, and this can damage your psyche, so there is still time to “get married’ in case having the baby is an option. Again, both partners are required for this morning after decision. Also, the female must be ready for six to 30 hours of extreme illness. Putting your child up for adoption can work, but move back to your home country if an ex-pat living in South Korea to do this.

#3- the morning after World War III, when all profits are shared equally, banks are run by public interest groups, elections are set up where candidates are not allowed to take ANY money from anyone other than an equal cut off the public money and Television networks are not just asked to restart “equal time” which was a policy until scrapped in the 1980s, but to PROVIDE equal time for candidates FREE, which means that for the privilege of bombarding us with adds 3.5 years out of four, they HAVE to allow ALL candidates an equal shot at TV time and anyone caught contributing to a campaign, will be subject to a minimum 20 years in Leavenworth maximum security prison.

Of course this assumes anyone will survive world war three, or the disasters that keep mounting on the global warming front.

#4- The Morning After SENDAI, or KATRINA, or any number of earthquakes in China, Pakistan, and the horrific Tsunami from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea megathrust earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on Sunday, December 26, 2004, with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The quake itself is known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake.[3][4] The resulting tsunami is given various names, including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, South Asian Tsunami, Indonesian Tsunami, and Boxing Day Tsunami.
The earthquake was caused by subduction and triggered a series of devastating tsunamis along the coasts of most landmasses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing over 230,000 people in fourteen countries, and inundating coastal communities with waves up to 30 meters (100 feet) high.[5] It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history. Indonesia was the hardest hit, followed by Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake)
These morning afters are my least favorite of an already not-so fun list. Global warming causes ice to melt, the ice becomes cold water, thus making winters near the northern and southern extremes COLDER, while the moving water also moves tectonic plates at the bottom of the ocean causing earthquakes. These same moving plates also can cause volcanoes to blow, especially if near the ocean (note Iceland).
What is so sad is that NEALRY NO government is calling for the end to personal transportation devices (cars). Why not? On the contrary, India is building super-cheap cars now. It’s like a massive game, with earth as the playing field. If oil lasts over 100 years, as some say it will, thanks to our ability to refine Canada’s sand oil and sell it at a PROFIT if the price of oil is over $100 a barrel, then earth will lose this game. If the oil runs out very quickly there is some hope.
But why can’t humans think about their OWN grandchildren and stop driving now? I just don’t get it, never will.

#5 The morning after harvesting your first home-grown crop of food. Assuming you can still buy an organic seed that will yield vegetables or plant trees that will yield fruit or nuts, won’t the morning you first taste your own grown food be a delicious one? This morning comes after many months or even years of toil, but will save your family, as, by then, there won’t be much affordable food around, and to have your own supply of protein (how about chickens, they’re easy?) Add this to the morning you make your own electricity (solar rings a bell in my neighborhood, and photo-voltaic cells are made right here in Gwangju, but is anyone buying them?) and the morning you buy that over-padded bicycle seat to attach to your 5-speed mountain bike and BINGO, you will be doing your part to lessen the #4 mornings after.
And lastly #6, the morning or year or two after writing a speech:

How scary making predictions can be. This old piece (hence its inclusion in the “morning after” section) was way back at a time when house foreclosures in the US were at 2000 per day. Wow, it’s up to 9000 per day now, and yet no one is screaming “DEPRESSION!” Workers who have their homes foreclosed, may also find it hard to ever find work again. So those who lose their homes BECAUSE they’ve lost their jobs (which we should differentiate form those who lost their homes due to greed on the part of themselves AND the banks due to sub-prime loan trickery) face the specter of NOT being employed, because a bad credit rating usually means you can’t get a good job in the US.

The part that scalds me, I mean rips my flesh daily, is that the US TAXPAYER has already paid the banks trillions in BAILOUT money that, in effect, PAYS for the entire price of the homes people have lost. The homeowner’s have moved in with their children or parents, the banks are bailed out at nearly 100%, and then, and this is the KICKER, the banks sell the homes (in Florida, often at an 80% discount to the TAX value) and reap another 20% PROFIT, while hammering the value of real estate in the surrounding neighborhoods.

OK the banks could have made more if Johnny Paycheck had found a way to quadruple his income within the five interest-only years of his mortgage….but when he or she didn’t, the banks got BAILED OUT, and now the banks really don’t care what they sell the foreclosed homes for as long as they GET OUT!

Has anyone been told how, when, where, and with what interest rate ADDED, the banks will be paying back the taxpayers for these bailouts? Indeed they HAVE NOT. It means the banks may have struck a deal, through which they do not have to pay ANY of the money back. Well, of course the taxpayers (not those mega-rich who move money to the Cayman Islands, like Goldman Sachs did) but those who live paycheck to paycheck, shopping at lower and lower priced food stores, replacing fruit and vegetables with Velveeta and bologna will be PAYING BACK THESE BAILOUTS for what, a century? But even that payback by taxpayers for the benefit of the stinking rich may NOT BE POSSBILE under the current debt load of the US Government.

This is so ludicrous as to be humorous.

The same “bankers” who took all the money now do not give a hoot about hammering the value of EVERYONE’S home, which, since a home is almost everyone largest investment, means that we’re headed down a very steep and slippery “slope” that may soon feel like a freefall sans parachute, caused by the greedy one percent at the top who will, by God, REMAIN AT THE TOP of what is left of the US economy. IN a similar banking scenario in Sweden (1998), the bankers WENT TO JAIL.

As they say at the end of Zetigeist, the movie, http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com/ “The revolution is now. Not the morning after now, but now. Good luck y’all!

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