Travel


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.

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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.