General Crap

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

There’s a fantastic thread on SA in the E/N forums that has some good advice for EVERYONE. It can definitely make your life and outlook a lot better. Here’s the steps:

1. Stand up straight. Shoulders relaxed and back, head facing the world.
2. Smile more often. It doesn’t even have to be a full-out smile. Just think about smiling and learn to smile with your eyes, or as Tyra Banks calls it “smeyes” or however you spell it.

I haven’t been able to shake this feeling that I’m missing something lately. On top of that, I can’t stop thinking about the Midwest, and now have this disturbing desire to move there. “WTF” is only mildly appropriate, since I am like joined at the hip with the ocean.

So I’ve been so out of sorts lately – I see shit like the oil disaster, then I see retards like those morons on the Sea Shepherd spending all this cash to stop whaling, without doing a fucking thing about the destruction of the earth. These idiots have their priorities all fucked up. We really need to push for a greater understanding of the ecology. Let’s put an American Indian in office or something.

So much shit piling up. Disaster after disaster, with Iran and North Korea rattling nuclear sabers and generally acting like irresponsible little twats. It’s disconcerting, and this feeling that something bad is about to happen in the world just won’t go away, it gets stronger and stronger.

Maybe I’m actually Mayan or something.

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.

So I had this strange dream last night. I don’t remember all of it, but the weirdest was the end. I was some sort of detective in the future. Yuliya was with me as we went to check out a murder. The chief of police was with us, and she was a small black woman. We went in the crime scene, turning right at the end of this apartment block, with music blaring from the door to the left. Walking in, the bathroom on the left had a male body lying on the floor, of who I recognized him. Straight was I guess a living room that had stacks and stacks of supplies, and to the right was a small closet. I checked the body, and remember mumbling something about Petey and we tried to hard to save you, and some other stuff. Apparently he had 4 small holes in the back of his head. The chief left as we looked around. When I went to the front and examined the door, the body was gone when I came back and the chief was standing there, in a nightgown.

Now it gets weird. I realized that the “corpse” was the chief now, so I grabbed it’s hands. It morphed into a small blonde girl that asked “what took you so long”. I don’t remember exactly what was said, but apparently he had gained powers and took on this form, faked his own death, and was going to kill us to keep the secret safe. His right hand could manipulate time and space, and his left could pulse with light and sound that could melt humans. I said “Petey, after all we did to save you?” and he said “You’re right – keep my secret safe”. Pushed me away, said “bye!” stepped around the corner, and disappeared with a flash of light, I guess from bending space.

So strange.

Ok! Finally friday, quite a productive week though. The world is still tilting on it’s axis with all the craziness going on, and I’m still struggling to get going today.

Anyone else find it an almost evil act of irony that an oil rig burned and started leaking oil on earth day?

Yeah. Me too.

Detroit is becoming the next thunderdome wasteland. Ok, so I’m exaggerating. A bit. A little. Somewhat. However, Chris Hansen (yeah I think it’s the same to catch a predator dude) went there to do some reports and took some aerial shots – and he called it a Sarajevo. Little side note is that Sarajevo is amazing now and has recovered better than anyone would believe. (Quick comparison here.)

From the article originally linked at Something Awful:

“Today, from the air, parts of Detroit look like a war zone,” Hansen said in a voiceover near the beginning of the special, before he listed some of the most shocking facts about the city’s current state—the population is less than half of what it was decades ago; there are 400 liquor stores there, but only eight supermarkets—all while panning shots of the consequences of its deterioration flashed on the screen.


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.

Lotsa crazy shit going on at work, and I absolutely have to come in this weekend to fix it. The shitty part is that this means my reserve duty has to be recheduled, and that always makes me feel like a shitbag. Oh well, we do what we have to.

Just bought a new upper for my AR today. I snagged a Spike’s tactical Mid length which you can see by clicking here. Thanks to my buddy Brett for pointing it out, and if you use the coupon code “MIDLEUP” you will get 50$ off that. What a steal. I canceled my rock river order because those fucking assholes kept pushing it back – first it was up to 30 days, then 30-60, and then 60-90. Yeah, I’ll take my business elsewhere, thanks.

In other news, I am considered a trip to Russia sometime this summer. I really want to visit that country – as a child of the Cold War, I have always had an incredible fascination with it. I’m also learning the language, so it would be good. I’ll probably only go if Yuliya can come with me, but who knows how things will be then. I’m not a fatalist, but I prefer to plan for the worst.

Speaking of Russia, I have been on this nuclear disaster kick. First off, there is this awesome pictoral of Chernobyl and Pripyat, and a visit in 2010. Check it out over here. I was also reading wikipedia about Lake Karachay and the Mayak area of Russia, where a category 6 disaster occurred. Can you believe that they have concreted over the whole damn lake because of all the dumping that occurred there? That just blows my mind. What also gets me is the fact Russia still has closed towns! Places that foreigners and even members of their own country just are not allowed to visit. I MUST SEE THESE PLACES. I’m like the epitome of the human race – curiosity and a thirst to discover that which is unknown.

Anyways, I think I’ll follow this post up with a rant about the politics in the United States now. See? See conservatives? I just mention you peripherally and my blood already starts to boil. That and the tea party, you guys are idiots. Taxes the lowest they have been in 50 years and you retards still claim they are too high. Do you really stand behind people that thing the IRS and taxes should be abolished? Don’t you know that shit is necessary? Morons.

Three livejournal-esque descriptions of how I’m feeling today. The weather being all rainy and depressing doesn’t help. Let’s just look at it: I’m a product of the cold war, and a cold war child myself. Spy movies and political tension excites me, although in some ways it also scares the willies out of me. Sometimes I just want to withdraw from society and prepare for the upcoming zombie apocalypse/nuclear war/biological plague/chemical attack/whatever that is/may be coming. On that note, I spent part of the morning browsing pie in the sky type property that I would buy in a heartbeat if I somehow had the money. All of these are old converted bunkers of some sort.

First off, this Adirondack Atlas F Missile Silo is just utterly fucking amazing. At 2.3 million it looks like a steal to me, especially since it has been renovated and includes it’s own FAA approved runway. I am in love with this place. Too bad I doubt I will ever be able to purchase something like this staying in the federal system!

Second, there is this Titan 1 bunker near Denver. It’s a lot more expensive, but much bigger and could be shared with some friends. This would actually be an awesome timeshare type deal, now that I think about it. There is a lot of renovation to do here considering it looks as if it has not been touched since it was abandoned.

Old nuke comm station in Ocilla, Georgia. At 295K$, this is a lot more affordable. Holy crap I can actually drive up there, it isn’t far from here at all. Maybe I’ll go check it out if possible! 6400 square feet and a 3 ton lift with a 2 car garage. Christ, this one is actually possible.

I wonder what the financing on a beast like that would be like, or how you could turn that into some sorta moneymaker! Anyways, dreams aside, I really am growing more and more out of sorts every day. Sometimes you wonder if you are just wandering through a dream.

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