Federal Government

I just don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s because I’m a product of the cold war era. Maybe because I got to see it in it’s decline, and to see it finally die. Maybe because it gave me such great things as the James Bond series or great post-apocalyptic games. Now, hear me out – it’s not because I want to see society collapse, no, not at all. In fact, I am very much against that, trying to work for the Federal Government to preserve it, having done military time, etc. However, there is something about the exploration that comes with a post-apocalyptic world that ignites a rather childish delight inside of me. Why is it that crawling over (more…)

I’m so tired of hearing about Tiger Woods or Michael Vick. I really don’t give a shit what they did when there is more important stuff going on in the world. What about North Korea or the problems inside of Iran? Just look at the top underreported stories for 2010 and you can be as fucking annoyed as I am: the status of Iraq, Jihadists taking Somalia and mass rapes in the Congo. The American media always wants to report (more…)

Therapy on the SA forums pretty much summed up the pertinent thoughts and problems with the Tea Party:

It occurs to me that the Tea Party is not only the minority opinion, but a terrified, fearful minority. I’ve been trying to figure out what they’re so scared of, and unfortunately I think it really does come down to change of any type. They view the progression of society as a threat to their expectations. The Norman Rockwell idealization of 1950s America that they hold so dear has been destroyed in their minds, and they are looking for somebody – anybody – to blame.

Largely I think this fear has been created by (more…)

In case you didn’t realize, November is National Novel Writing Month! Basically, you have the first to the 30th to write a 50,000 word novel. No more than that, and it’s a fantastic exercise in your creative writing. Write something, turn it in, see how it goes! Hell, you may even win something. I’m considering writing something too, sorta a humorous spy novel of sorts that’s been tossing around for a long time.

In other news, let’s clear up a few things, especially related to the O’Donnell and Coons debate. I’m not from Delaware nor am I voting there, but I really think we need to put a stop to (more…)

I’ve thought long and hard about this topic. This was a tough one to present. I want to caveat my statements by saying I’m not Muslim, nor am I a Christian, a Jew, a Hindu, whatever. I don’t do the organized religion. I defend freedom of religion, religion that treats others with respect and kindness – Islam does, it’s radical Islam that doesn’t. Let me break it down real fast before I get into this:

Radical Islam : IslamĀ  <——- as ——-> Westboro Baptist Church : Christianity

Some people try to downplay it. Some people don’t even really know what’s going on. A friend of mine said “BP stock will continue to fall until the next little blonde is kidnapped or a senator is in a sex scandal”. I think she was true, unfortunately. I can’t shake the malaise that I see every damn time I catch a glimpse of the oil spilling out, which, unfortunately, is every morning when I check out the ROV feeds from “BP is evil”. It’s seriously like something out of a crazy heaven and hell style movie. Watching the oil along with the toxic corexit spraying everywhere makes me wonder if this is a picture of what hell looks like directly.

It just frightens me on some cellular level. I mean, the amount of oil coming from this wellhead is very fucking significant. Look at it! This isn’t some damn trickle, and all this has to go somewhere. Where is it going to go? Every damn nook and cranny in the gulf and beyond, and here we have BP still doing everything it can to up its profit margins.

Ladies and gentlemen – this is our new hell, and this is the legacy our families will have to live with, affecting all Americans but especially those on the gulf coast, for the next few thousand years.

This is not for the faint of heart.

Yeah I couldn’t sleep last night. At least I get to go home a bit early. However, there’s some news that’s been irking me since I checked my RSS feeds for the day.

First off, yet again, a faction of Islam is blaming bad shit in the world on women. This gets tiresome so fast – it’s just another attempt at social control on women. There’s no fucking correlation between showing a little leg or hair (seriously he was complaining about hair showing under scarves) and a damn earthquake. Perhaps this is an even greater attempt to get people behind the idea of building a new capital at Qom, which would have NO significance as being the site of the Fordow uranium enrichment facility, right? Yet Ahmadinejad has said people should leave Tehran and plans to build that capital at Qom. Oh what the hell, they are just crazy. This is not the fault of women, dressing for comfort doesn’t make the world fall over.

Did they or didn’t they? Push and pull fight about Syria giving scuds to Hezbollah. Mossad might be one of the best agencies in the world, and I have problems doubting the veracity of this claim. Syria has been unstable for so long, and gotten their ass beaten by Israel so many times that I really think they would slip a few scuds south. This could be exceptionally dangerous for Israel – if it turns out this is true, prepare for heavy rolls as retaliation strikes forth. This is gonna hurt. Supplementing this, there is another story about White House fears that Syria is leaking “advanced” technology. It’s like they continue to want to piss Israel off, yet they know they are going to get smashed into little piles of goo. If anyone can show the world that a little bit of determination will go a long way, then it is the Israelis.

I find this amusing as hell. I don’t know how they plan to collect, but it’s funny that GW forgot to return some books. It’s going to be FUNNIER when someone DOES find them somewhere.

There’s a reason that picture is under the “creepy” folder. That’s a MIRV reentry of an old peacekeeper missile. In light of the news, I think it’s somewhat appropriate. In fact, the world gets creepier and creepier every fucking day.

On a side note, I just caught two stories on the BBC I had missed earlier.

First off, Ehud Barak, the man that MADE Sayerot Mat’kal the force it is today, said that it is certain that a Palestinian state will be established. I was really not expecting this considering the brutality that he has seen and been part of himself. I think Barak, that “lock-picking bastard”, is an amazing person, but I never expected him to see this as a necessity. Nor did I think he would believe that it could function properly. However, if he has faith that it has to happen, and you can be sure that he will make sure it is secure, then it will work.

Secondly, Iran is still insane. Khamenie, this time, calling the US “An atomic criminal”. Really? He then has the gall to say that nuclear attacks are prevented by religion – yet somehow jihad attacks on civilians are not? Even, you know, considering jihad doesn’t really exist in most Muslim faiths. Oh, what a card. Iran is a threat to all civilized societies across the world, and it’s unclear as to what we can do about them.

I am concerned.

Fucking Turians, never believing Shepard.

I don’t know what prompted that other than my RABID LOVE FOR THAT FUCKING GAME. Seriously. ME2 GOTY or GTFO.

Ah-hem, excuse me. On to the real news.

First off, the RIAA and MPAA are fucking off their rockers. I really don’t understand what the hell they are thinking, wanting to be able to get into our computers remotely and delete what they think is unauthorized material? Seriously, see this shit here. Assholes. They want government backing, too! I would say who the hell would allow this to happen, but with what republicans are bitching about these days, who the hell knows what is possible. I can guarantee you that if this happens all my systems will be switching away from windows to probably freebsd, since I doubt they are smart enough to figure that out. In case you haven’t realized, I don’t really like the RIAA and MPAA, greedy fucking assholes.

It’s hard to believe, but today is the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. What a tragedy. I hope that we can learn a lot from timmy about how dangerous domestic extremism can get. About how racism can cause such dramatic shifts in personality, and how one can drive themselves to commit acts of terror like this with no clear outcome desired.

The two senior Al-qaeda leaders in Iraq have been killed. While this is a good thing, most don’t understand that AQ operates under a very independent, cellular structure. While it is possible to kill off leaders, often time other cells don’t even realize this for quite a while. This is why it can be so difficult to slow the progress of Al-Qaeda. The reason they can do this while others haven’t is because they have very good funding and great organization. They are still extremely dangerous, but this does set them back quite a bit, thankfully. However, we cannot let our guard down, ever.

Sometimes severe danger to the country comes from odd places. That’s right, this is a link talking about the loss of money for the airlines of the world. Why is this such a concern for me? Simply because airlines are pretty integral to the world economy. As airlines start to collapse or have problems with money, it tends to hurt the economy severely. The loss of airlines could lead to another collapse of the economy, and a possible hurt to global relations as people are not able to travel as easily. It’s just something worrisome for me considering all that is going on in the world presently.

Oh well. That’s really all for now.

Ok, so there are two things bugging me this early morning.

First off, I’d like to give a hearty FUCK YOU to not only the republicans, but lately the democrats too. You idiots are beginning to stall things now and introduce absolutely retarded bills why – because you are starting to lean more towards the political game. Because you fear for your cushy ass job, you are forgetting that you serve the people and working more towards your politics. You are really beginning to annoy the hell out of me.

Second, about this tax on sugar / salt / whatever – why do people complain about the fucking debt and then say “HAY TAX IS GOOD LETS PUT IT TOWARDS X” then turn around and wonder why the debt is growing? Instead of applying this tax to every tom, dick and harry program, why don’t you apply some of this shit towards the debt you complain so much about?

People are dumb and selfish and sometimes I wonder why I risk my ass to keep them safe. I like to call it a dysfunctional public service gland.

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