Zamacolada is about freedom, opposing established authority, if necessary, and being your own man/woman.
freedom-loving people have been here since May 27, 2000, when the counter had to be restarted.
Page last updated June, 2000.
"To be yourself, in a world that tries, night and day, to make you just like everybody else - is to fight the greatest battle there ever is to fight, and never stop fighting. --e.e. Cummings
Time to update this page and check the links. The counter seems to be messed up, too. It was on this page since February 18, 1999, but suddenly went back to -0- so we start over. I was sad to find that some of the best humor links are gone, like Surfin' with Dave, and George Carlin. Saddest of all is the loss of the great e-mag, Disgruntled. Apparently the editor resigned because he was disgruntled, and the links to the archives aren't there anymore either. The magazine is simply gone. Among other fun features, it had a monthly column where workers could write in about their successful revenge against the employers who had done them wrong. There was a green frowning face (labeled, "Boss") on each page that could be quickly clicked to pull up a spreadsheet to look like you were working. I've removed the Disgruntled link, since it now goes nowhere, and most of the other dead links. Currently I'm working on finding some more good links and pages.
HOW TO DISCOVER YOUR FREEDOM © Copyright 1993 by Frederick Mann, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
"Become a Free Sovereign Individual
The idea of a Free Sovereign Individual and what you have to do to become free, may also serve as a guideline to overcome your wimp. In some very important aspects a Free Sovereign Individual is a special breed of human. Below is an example of the kind of basic assumptions, assertions, or affirmations that a Free Sovereign Individual lives by:
1. I am free;
2. I own myself (I am sovereign);
3. I am responsible;
4. I choose the values by which I live;
5. I live my life the way I want to;
6. I practice association by consent;
7. I want others to enjoy the same freedom"
To reach this website, go to my What Sucks page, then to "You are being economically raped" link on the bottom.
-------LAWS OF LIFE ------------
* Kauffman's Paradox of the Corporation: The less important you are to the corporation, the more your tardiness or absence is noticed.
* The Salary Axiom: The pay raise is just large enough to increase your taxes and just small enough to have no effect on your take-home pay.
* Miller's Law of Insurance: Insurance covers everything except what happens.
* First Law of Living: As soon as you start doing what you always wanted to be doing, you'll want to be doing something else.
* Weiner's Law of Libraries: There are no answers, only cross-references.
* Isaac's Strange Rule of Staleness: Any food that starts out hard will soften when stale. Any food that starts out soft will harden when stale.
* Murphy's First Law for Wives: If you ask your husband to pick up five items at the store and then you add one more as an afterthought, he will forget two of the first five.
* The Grocery Bag Law: The candy bar you planned to eat on the way home from the market is hidden at the bottom of the grocery bag.
* Lampner's Law of Employment: When leaving work late, you will go unnoticed. When you leave work early, you will meet the boss in the parking lot.
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-- FORBIDDEN FRUIT --
Whenever your kids are out of control, you can take comfort from the thought that even God's omnipotence did not extend to God's kids. After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve. And the first thing He said to them was:
"Don't what?" Adam asked.
"Don't eat the Forbidden Fruit," God replied.
"Forbidden fruit? We got Forbidden Fruit? Hey, Eve, we got Forbidden Fruit!"
"Don't eat that fruit!" said God.
"Because I am your Father and I said so!" said God, wondering why He hadn't stopped after making the elephants. A few minutes later God saw the kids having an apple break and was angry.
"Didn't I tell you not to eat that fruit?" the 'First Parent' asked.
"Uh huh," Adam replied.
"Then why did you?"
"I dunno," Eve answered.
"She started it!" Adam said.
Having had it with the two of them, God's punishment was that Adam and Eve should have children of their own...thus the pattern was set and it has never changed.
But there is reassurance in this story. If you have persistently and lovingly tried to give them wisdom and they haven't taken it, don't be too hard on yourself. If God had trouble handling children, what made you think it would be a piece of cake for you?
from Joke of the Day ***********************************************************************
HAVE YOU KEPT YOUR MILLENNIUM RESOLUTIONS?
Remember that they are for the entire millenium, so you have a lot of time left to keep your millennium resolutions. And we thought New Years resolutions were hard to keep...
DO YA GOTTA HAVE FAITH?
Interesting quote from a non-famous person: My teenaged son says "Having faith is keeping your mind closed." But isn't faith a good thing? We are taught that it's a virtue to have faith. His comment really made me think about the area of belief and faith. The classic and common defination of faith is believing in something NO MATTER WHAT happens. Continuing to believe in something despite evidence to the contrary; isn't that having a closed mind? Not being open to continuous interpretation and reinterpretation; isn't that being stuck and stagnant? And not free? That's why I put his quote on this page as something for you to think about, too.
CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES IN THE NEWS
Snake Venom as Lifesaver?
"A large trial of a medicine culled from snake venom has proven effective as a potent stroke treatment,according to a new study. Dr. David Sherman, professor and chief of neurology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, says that the venom from pit vipers is an effective clot-dissolving substance that helps patients improve significantly when given within the first three hours of the first symptoms of stroke. The venom is obtained from German snake farms."
Nicotine Improves Memory
"Nicotine can improve memory. May help Parkinson's alzheimer's, schizophrenia and anxiety disorder sufferers." New research from several universities, including University of California at San Diego, New York Medical School, Duke University have discovered that nicotine improved both short and long-term memory and even kept brain cells from dying when they were exposed to toxic chemicals that should have killed them. Nicotine has undesirable effects on other body systems, can cause the heart to race dangerously, and can be highly addictive. "Nicotine itself causes a stress reponse - a racing heart and higher blood pressure." "Despite nicotine's apparent promise, researchers were quick to add that smoking, because many other chemicals in smoke are harmful, remains taboo."
Antidepressant Drugs Cause Cavities
Prozac and some other antidepressants can increase cavities. "A recent study in the medical journal General Hospital Psychiatry found that cavities and mouth infections have become more widespread since the rising use of antidepressants. Because these drugs often reduce the flow of saliva, patients frequently experience dry mouth syndrome, which can interfere with the removal of bacteria from the teeth and gums. The researchers concluded that doctors should warn their patients of these risks."
Our brains and bodies are flooded with a natural form of marijuana. Called cannabinoids, after the plant, this family of compounds blocks pain, erases memories and triggers hunger. Newer studies show they many also regulate the immune system, enhance reproduction and even protect the brain from stroke and trauma damage. Scientists are testing cannabinoids for pain-relieving properties, because they can block some types of pain almost before it begins, working as well as morphine. Terminal cancer patients have found relief using cannibus, as have stroke patients and people with nerve damage and chronic pain.