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    Thursday, December 11th, 2014
    11:24 pm
    In one brain cell and out the other.
    Just like with Facebook, WoW and Instagram, I've never signed up for a Twitter account. Don't really intend to either.

    Twitter is by its very design mindless. It's meant to let people spout off the first thing that pops into their head. But in that its most insipid feature is also its most dangerous. There's no time or space so people don't think about what they're saying. Thus in all the torrents of crap there tends to be a large amount of truth in what people really think. There are those who say that blogs, talk radio and one singular solitary cable channel are an "echo chamber". Twitter is echo headphones. Not only do people spout off what they really think more often, they're a lot more likely to voice thoughts they'd normal filter in agreement with others inanity.

    While we were delayed at work today I surfed a friends Twitter and this lead to the near inevitable click trance of going elsewhere in the Twitterverse. It see how open some people are with their real beliefs there. Ugly, vindictive, pure hate....interspersed between their complaints about the "intolerance" from the "right".

    It convinced me I'm right to stay away from Twitter. It's easier to be social and pretend around those who are becoming more and more disgusting, terrible people.
    Sunday, November 30th, 2014
    10:45 pm
    Direct cash
    It's something else to be witness to the true revolutionizing of a system. The publishing industry has remained near static since its creation. Big money houses sort though piles of submissions to pick and choose what they think will sell or what just happens to tickle their fancy/push their agenda.

    But the internet has upset a thousand apple carts and today we have crowd funding. Now instead of just accepting the next thing they want to publish we can support what we like. Websites allow content creators access to audiences at near free cost. Then if those people can draw enough of an audience they can use sites like kickstarter, indiegogo and more to get those who would be their main customer base anyway to fund the creation of new things. The best part is that the creators don't have to sign away the rights to their work just to get funding.

    I've backed a few things already, some books and a cd. Among the latest things I've supported are the Rudek and the Bear first book which greatly surpassed it's creators hopes. But if you think that's something it's nothing compared to Minna Sundberg's latest book! I backed her 'A Redtails Dream' and also backed the Volume 1 book of her main project Stand Still, Stay Silent.

    Yeah, that's right. She raised $124,000 of a $25,000 goal! This is because she follows a winning formula. She puts out a quality product, has a compelling story and updates as regular as clockwork. Take out any of those 3 and it doesn't work. The formula just let her get a home loan!

    After some communication and reconsideration I've taken Ralph off my blacklist and backed his latest project as well.

    I think that crowd funding is going to be behind an explosion of creativity and innovation that exceeds even what we saw in the dot com days.
    Monday, November 24th, 2014
    10:08 pm
    For ya know....justice.
    I bet there isn't a single library being broken into tonight. Job training centers have to be safe zones too.
    Sunday, October 12th, 2014
    4:54 am
    Probably got around 80+ hours in this last week. Looking to be 90+ this week...
    Saturday, September 27th, 2014
    8:57 pm
    Anyone else think that Cheezburger could use another site called "You've failed me again, Siri."
    Friday, September 26th, 2014
    8:16 pm
    In the name of allah....the most gracious....the most merciful...
    Another member of the "religion of peace" tells those around him to revert to islam.
    Beheads one and tried to behead another after they don't revert.
    This doesn't even touch on his Facebook page.

    Police classify it as "workplace violence".

    Thank the God that the child raping pirate he followed didn't worship that the workplace wasn't a "gun free zone" or there would be more dead.

    I wonder if Obama will give some 'shout outs' when coming to the mic to talk about this. Only if it doesn't interfere with his tee time most likely.
    Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
    7:43 pm
    The muppets and Weezer
    I'm surprised I'd never seen this before:

    Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
    8:48 pm
    During the last week of July last year I was traveling to my new (now current) job after going to my old hometown for a Relay for Life when my car died.

    I got towed into town and bought my truck the next day. Even though I put a couple grand down I still had to take out a $7K loan.

    As of today, I paid it off and the truck is mine. Now on to the monkey that's been on my back for years...student loans.
    Sunday, September 7th, 2014
    6:59 pm
    Bought...and...paid for.
    Last time the Presidency was wide open the Democrats allies in the media were all ready to do there part with a 'spontaneous' new show "She's the Sheriff" err "Commander in Chief". This show, which had nothing to do with Hillary's candidacy even came with the tag line "This fall, a woman will be president."

    That was of course quickly swept under the rug and cancelled after an even victimier nominee showed up.

    Well now that Jimmy 2: Carter Boogaloo is coming to a close the networks are 'spontaneously' coming out a show about a female Secretary of State titled "Madame Secretary". What a coincidence!

    How much you want to bet the main character has a less than faithful husband? But I'm sure she'll overcome it all while doing what's 'best for the nation'. Maybe we'll even have a season ending cliffhanger where she has to decide whether she'll run for president...

    It looks like the GOP is planning a production of their own too. I'm not sure what the title is but the main character has the tagline "I'll tell YOU when you've had enough Mitt!"
    Monday, August 25th, 2014
    6:14 pm
    How bout that global warming.
    It's the last days of August, the dog days of summer...

    ..and it probably didn't even reach 60 today.
    Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
    8:24 pm
    Passing time.
    We're rained out as of yesterday morning so I'm doing what I usually do to unwind, gaming.

    My latest obsession is Tropico 5. It's good to be El Presidente!

    One thing I'm in real anticipation of is next installment of the Civilization series, Beyond Earth. For Sid fans, it's been a long wait since 'Alpha Centari' came out.

    So what are you folks playing these days?
    Monday, August 18th, 2014
    7:50 pm
    Feast or famine.
    We were working like dogs before which wasn't good...until payday. Now we got off 1/2 way through Friday and haven't worked since. Missed a day and 1/2 the week before that. They're having problem finding suitable material for their project. We're supposed to go back to work tomorrow morning though the guy who called didn't sound 100% sure. They'll try to catch up once they find material but that mid August window is closing. Already we've got chances of rain for the rest of the week and the forecast for sunny, clear weeks after that doesn't get much better.
    Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
    8:54 pm
    Citizens or subjects.
    In Ferguson, MO an "If Obama had a son..." decided that the best way to commit suicide was by trying to wrestle a police officer for his pistol.

    The "community" had what is fast becoming a standard response to a designated victim daring not to lay down and die. They started with calling for a second shot at the victim and when that wasn't forthcoming came the rioting and looting which has now extended into a second night.

    Now here's a quick quiz:

    Which of the following businesses called 911?

    Shoe Carnival
    St. Louis Ink

    And which didn't have to?
    Sunday, August 10th, 2014
    12:47 pm
    There are very few "accidents" in the world.
    There are a hell of a lot of cases of negligence leading to disaster though.

    Tony Stewart hit and killed a guy while driving in a sprint car event Saturday. Despite the statement from his team, it was no accident.

    I'm not going to directly insert the video but you can see the raw footage here. (Warning: Disturbing and uncut)

    As they went into the turn, Stewart had it and the other just didn't have the room. It was his own fault he ended up in the fence. Then the idiot further made a mistake by getting out of his car. It doesn't matter that the yellow was out, those cars are still moving at a very high rate of speed on a dirt track. There isn't nearly the traction of an asphalt surface out there. He further screws up by walking directly into the path of the oncoming cars to "confront" Stewart....on a black dirt night...wearing the drivers are nearly blinded by floodlights.

    Then there's the other side. Stewart is known dick. He's been a champion as many times as he has because he'll bump and bash in a split second to get an advantage. Nothing outside that rules about that, it's called 'wanting it more'. Dale "The Intimidator" Earnhardt made his frickin name doing the exact same thing. If you wanna race in the big boy leagues then be sure to wear your big boy shorts and deal with it. Thing is, Stewart is no rookie. He KNEW he put that guy in the fence and he KNEW that drivers react to that sometimes. He saw the other cars dodging around the jackass and knew what was coming. He could have avoided him by a mile...but chose not to. He, being just as amped up as the other moron, most likely decided to "scare" him by blasting by him with millimeters to spare. You can even hear in the video how he stomps on the accelerator right before he got to him.

    But dirt isn't asphalt Tony. When he mashed that accelerator the car sped up and those the tires lost just enough traction in that corner for centrifugal force to cause him to drift out enough to be the difference between scaring the guy and manslaughter.

    But really in my opinion and despite how much the guys grieving family will cry otherwise, no crime occurred here. Just a series of bad choices by 2 jacked up a-holes that ended up with one of them dead and the other possibly with an ended career.

    It's a tragedy but it damn sure wasn't an accident.
    Saturday, August 9th, 2014
    7:09 am
    There is no 'bottom' to the pit of islam #51,304
    Absolute brain dead tools love to get into front of cameras and cry their crocodile tears while spouting lines like "(insert #) palestinians have died in the conflict!" while comparing it to the number of Israelis who've died.

    They never mention why. Here's an example:
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    Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
    10:18 pm
    He works hard for the money. So hard for it honey.
    Today is Wednesday and as of 8 AM tomorrow I will be on overtime hours. My workday starts at 6 AM and my six-day workweek will only be half over.
    Sunday, July 27th, 2014
    8:34 am
    Might as well take advantage of this hotel internet while I have it.

    I was extremely happy to see that the brave woman who risked immediate and horrible death in the heart of barbarism to reject islam and follow Christ has been able to escape to civilization.

    Unfortunately as is almost always the case with the religion of the pit, it was her family members who were most adamantly seeking her blood. She was first arrested for marrying her husband (who is an American) because he was a Christian. When she asserted that she too was a Christian, the knives really came out of the woodwork. Thankfully they are both on their way to new lives in America. Now that they're gone Sudan has lost a single doctor and a single scientist. I estimate that's put the entire country back at least a century. I'm almost surprised though that the original charge against her wasn't for being a woman with an education. If there's one thing the moon god won't stand for it's woman who can read.
    Friday, July 18th, 2014
    9:07 pm
    A really long two days.
    Two days out of town for work...
    Turned into five days out of town for work...
    Turned into a week out of town for work....

    And at the end of our shift today turned into "You guys need to get into one of the corporate apartments and out of the hotel. We need your trucks here from now on."

    Ummm, wat?
    Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
    10:09 pm
    Obamacare: You are having it!
    All these people are talking about needing to access to medical care, but I am not understanding. There is Obamacare, you are having it!

    People are talking about not being able to see specialists but watch this. Senator Reid! Go to the doctor. See, you are having it!

    9:57 pm
    Smashin cars y'all!
    In other news, I'm pretty sure I got my redneck qualification in this 4th weekend.

    I drove to a town with a population that probably doesn't break triple digits.
    To watch a demolition derby whose "arena" consisted of a round area that they dug a slight trench around and used the dirt to form a berm on the outside of the trench.
    In an area so remote it didn't have cell service.
    Where the food vendor was selling among other things "Buffalo Burgers" (It wasn't bad.)
    And we opened the event with a punk rock version of the national anthem.

    Oh and the "officials" "flag" consisted of a long stick he'd wave around in the air.
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