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Mahalo

Aloha & Mahalo
[Pronounced: ah loh' hah & mah hah' loh]
pronunciation guide If you learn just two words in Hawaiian, learn these. They are two of the most important words in the Hawaiian language, representing paramount Hawaiian values.
In Hawaiian thinking, words have mana[pronounced: mah' nah], meaning spiritual or divine power], and aloha and mahalo are among the most sacred and powerful.
Say them often as they can be life-transforming and -enhancing. Be careful to use them ONLY if you truly feel mahalo or aloha within. Do not exploit these words for personal gain, and neither cheapen, nor trivialize their use by verbalizing them carelessly or without sincerity.
Aloha and mahalo are ineffable, indescribable, and undefinable with words alone; to be understood, they must be experienced.
Deeper meaning and sacredness is hinted at by the root words of these words. Linguists differ in their opinions as to the exact meanings and origins, but this is what was told…

Trashy

I posed the question to any comers on a note left in an office environment to which I received one reply from an undergrad at UGA.  The question was, "Can you have capitalism without waste and poverty?"  Her answer, though lengthy, simply stated that waste and poverty had always existed alongside capitalism.  Therefore, they will continue to do so.

I beg to differ, and this guy apparently agrees.  This article does not address the issue of poverty, but trash is a form of poverty as it relates to goods.  The unusable portion of a product, either as a by product, or in it's packaging is waste.  Not to mention the huge percentage of usable product just dumped in the trash each day from people eating at restaurants, or people who refuse to eat left-overs, and such.  This wasteful mindset is BIG part of the problem that is often accepted as normal.

If normal is to be wasteful, so be it.  Nobody is perfect, but when you read statistics indicating Americans throw over 40% of …

U Alright?

U Alright?

I'm a survivor
A wanna be thriver
I'm not a starver

Gotta try harder
For the bottom rung dollar

I'm not a scholar
Just a modern day blahgger
Gotta write rhymes
Like a spoken word starter

My goal for the day
Is a little less harder

One small question
Gave me the lead
Gotta memorize these words
For a Wednesday night bleed
Blood from my lips
Written in ink
Another night to stand
And hope I don't sink

Gotta try harder
For the bottom rung dollar
My goal for the day
Is a little less harder

I'm not a doctor
I'm not a lawyer
I'm not an actor
I'm not a soldier
I'm not a beggar

Just call me a sinner

Gotta try harder
For the bottom rung dollar
My goal for the day
Is a little less harder