Monday, July 30, 2012

WTF? And I can't pay my electric bill!

The M1 Abrams: The Army tank that could not be stopped - Open Channel: "The $3 billion at stake in this fight is not a large sum in Pentagon terms – it’s roughly what the building spends every 82 minutes. "

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Say it again, out loud. 3 BILLION(!) EVERY 82 MINUTES!  I made less than 10 thousand IN A YEAR! Geez.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Well said

  • Lance Stoff

    These same incidents DO happen around the world. These acts of violence are not unique to the United States.
    What is unique to the United States is the amount of National and International attention that are given to these acts by our our 3 ring circus masters: the Media. While these acts are horrible and do need to be reported on, our media tends to sensaltionalize these things in a manner that is as over the top as a Rogers & Hammerstein musical.
    Our Media is like a teenager full of angst shouting for attention "Hey look at me".
    It is the MEDIA that make this a political issue by giving these incidents so much "over the top" attention.
    A dozen people were killed in Colorado. yes it is a horrible thing.
    How many people were killed all over the world that day?
    How many soldiers were killed and injured?
    How many were killed or injured with something other than a firearm?
    Let's suppose the perpetrator didn't have a gun.
    As determined as he was to commit this act of violence, he would have found another, possibly even more deadly way to commit this heinous crime.
    Think about it.
    Suppose he had:
    Walked into the theater, lit a flare and used it to light several pipe bombs he had made and had thrown them into the crowd.
    Chained the doors to that theater shut and started it on fire with some sort of accelerant.
    Drove a vehicle into the building.
    Remember Timothy McVei? or the guy that flew his plane into the IRS building?
    Are we going to have tougher pipe buying laws? gasoline buying laws? car buying laws? Truck Rental laws?
    Just think for a moment, what the outcome MAY have been, if there had been armed, trained civilians in the theater that night.
    Perhaps the body count would have been less and perhaps the perpetrator would have been amongst them. But alas the theater was filled with a bunch of neutered people, who have had it beaten into them that defending yourself is bad.
    Texas has the right idea. if everyone has a gun, it's kind of like Nuclear Deterant: You have a gun? so do I, now what?
    Our politicians could not care less about the people killed and injured.
    To the politicians they are a nameless, faceless "thing" to be exploited, to rally some segment of voters to their camp so they can gain what they desire: poloitical power.
    I was taught to stand up to bullies. If you stand up to a bully, you might get beat up, but if you don't stand up to them, you DEFINETLY will get beat up.
    (I believe this applies to politics as well, politicians are just bullies armed with money instead of guns)
    It bothers me that the ones pounding the pulpit saying it would be safer if noone had guns, are people who live in a completely different world from the majority of the population, and are a lot less likely to be a victim of this type of violence.
    To them it's ok that the average citizen doesn't have a gun to defend themselves.
    They sit back with security, fences, gates, armed guards to defend them.
    I bet when they call 911 the cops show up to their house a lot faster than they do to mine.
    Does that guy in the White House go to movies at a Cineplex? how about any of the other candidates, in fact, how about any of the influential people who want gun control? No, I'm sure the majority go to prvate screenings & gala event premiers.
    They have as much chance of being the victim of a home invasion as I have of walking on the moon tomorrow.
    So lets say it comes to pass, gun regulation up the wahzoo.
    Only 1 out of 100 homes has a gun.
    Has that stopped people from illegally obtaining guns? probably not.
    What it has done is to give criminals a much larger flock of sheep to prey upon.
    Would you be more or less likely to attack someone if they were a very high probability that they were armed too?
    A change in gun laws? you bet. start teaching our children gun safety in school at an early age. Train them to be proficient in their use. teach them firearm responsibility. Maybe, just maybe, we would go from being a nation of unarmed potential victims, to a nation of armed potential heroes.
    Taking guns away from law abiding citizens so that criminals won't be able to get ahold of them, is like saying we should take away cars from everyone so a thief can't steal it and use it to commit another crime.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sunday, July 8, 2012

So true, it's funny!

Top 10 Tech Stupidity Taxes You Should Never Pay: "Perhaps your friends don't have the guts to tell you this so I will. Nobody wants to hear the Macarena while waiting for you to pick up the phone. Ringback tones may be priced at only a couple of dollars each, but those charges add up quickly as 10 ringback tones cost as much as something truly valuable, a whole month of unlimited texting.

Even worse, these embarrassing tones will cost you the respect of your friends and colleagues. While you're at it, why don't you leave an outgoing voicemail message for your callers with the voice of Clint Eastwood saying "Go ahead. Make my day?" Hilarity is sure to ensue."

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And, there is absolutely no reason to pay for ring tones. At all. Ever. For that same two dollars I will show you how to never pay for ring tones again. Totally legal. Email me or use the call button in this blog if you need to. (My ring tone is an old fashioned desktop phone, in case you wanna know.)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

This is happening in America.

Japanese parliament report: Fukushima nuclear crisis was 'man-made' - ""What must be admitted -- very painfully -- is that this was a disaster 'Made in Japan,'" the report said. "Its fundamental causes are to be found in the ingrained conventions of Japanese culture: our reflexive obedience; our reluctance to question authority; our devotion to 'sticking with the program.'""

This is an American problem also. And it is getting worse.
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