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Research shows…

July 27, 2009

Its odd. I was talking with a friend the other day, he was talking about a t-shirt he saw a toddler wearing that read “the condom broke”. For my part i thought it was funny, others however did not. I will not address my feelings toward the nosy ass biddies that interjected into our conversation, I will however address some of their comments. The one lady on hearing the slogan on the shirt makes a comment along the lines of “how dreadful”. The other one agrees and adds that studies have shown that such items sexualizes children and affects them latter in life. My first reaction was WTF? Why would you comment on a conversation that has nothing to do with you directly to the people that are having the covo in the first place? I mean shit, if your eavesdropping and want to have your own conversation based on what you heard then great, but don’t interject your unsolicited comments into our conversation. That being said I have to begin to question some of this research. First off just what research are they talking about? In regards to this type of research I have to question how their conclusions would change in an environment where people didn’t make any kind of issue over these things. See I think that most of the so called effect that many of these things are causing have to do with the fact that the kids are being hit from all sides with different reactions and attitudes. If people didn’t make any kind of issue about things one way or another and just ignored that type of thing, would there be any kind of impression made? Now I realize that this isn’t likely to happen but how would things change if it were? I think much of this behavioral nonsense would cease should that be the case. I think that in large part the reactions and opinions of people in regards to whatever is being studied is what actually affects and influences the kids. Product of the environment indeed. Not all kids in the same type on environment turn out the same because they react according to how they see others react. Since not everyone is exposed to the same exact reactions their outlook tends to reflect those same reactions… Then again maybe I’m talking out my ass.

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Unemployment Insurance

May 28, 2009

I really think that unemployment insurance needs to be renamed. Seriously. I have been working since I was 14 years old. I will be 40 in a few months. I have only collected benefits twice in that time. (The first time was only one check and once even though I ‘qualified’ for benefits I received none because my employer was a catholic school and wasnt required to pay into the fund) The one time I did receive full benefits I asked my employer to fire me to ensure I would receive my benefit.
The way I overtand it, UI is for people out of work. You pay for it and so does your employer, yet you have no guarantee of ever seeing a single penny. If you quit no matter why (with the exception from what I have been able to tell of sexual harrassment) you get nothing. You get fired and you might or might not get anything. There are so many rules you can never be sure. Lets say the company you work for goes out of business, but you’ve only been there a month. You get nothing. Doesnt matter that you have never collected before that.
Look my medical insurance doesnt deny my claim because I fucked that whore bare back and got the clap. My car insurance doesnt deny my claim because I was eating shit and not paying attention when I rear ended that school bus full of parapalegic kids. (Both just examples btw) Yet unemployment will deny your claim for anything they can. Plus you have no choice you have to pay them. They are worse than the mob.
What truely puzzles me is how illegal immigrants are able to collect but I can’t.

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Metropcs

May 27, 2009

I’m sure you’ve heard of metropcs and their all you can eat plan for $50/month. While I can complain about the crappy selection of phones or the up to 40 minute delays people are telling me it takes to get a sms at times. Or even the sms failures on rainy days. (From my tests this affects sms to non-metropcs networks. So if i send a txt from a metropcs phoned to an at&t phone and its raining, there’s a good chance it’ll tell me sms failure. General fault.) What really gets me is the fee for paying your bill and the need to give the name of the account holder as well as the password to the account. To pay the bill… Seriously? At a corporate store, there is a $3 fee plus all that info to just pay the bill. Alternatively you can use the payment machine and just pay $2 without the need to give anything but the phone number. Questioning a manager about the need (regular employees will just give you a blank stare and say thats policy) and they tell you its for your own protection. Protection against what? Is there some evil organization out there going around paying peoples bills? Can someone please explain how you can justify charging me to pay my bill? I would like 15minutes alone in a locked room with the asshat that came up with that little jewel. Oh and let me finish by saying that if I pay for a month of service and my service starts on the 15th then my account is past due and may be disconnected on the 16th, not on the 15th of the following month as metropcs likes to do.
In closing let me just say metropcs fuck you and have a nice day.

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Memory rape

May 26, 2009

Well it seems that hollywood isn’t done raping my childhood memories. They have tapped wil ferrall for a comedic Land of the Lost. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457400/
Sigh, why…

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Brock vs Randy

November 17, 2008

As everyone knows by now Brock Lesnar has defeated Randy Couture for the UFC HW title. While I am not now, nor have I been in the past a Lesnar fan, I have to give credit where it is due. Congrats Brock. There are many that have been busy making excuses for Randy saying that he almost or it could have… Enough already, Randy lost fair and square. There are also many that are confused as to how there are two HW champs at the moment. To quickly recap how we got here:

  • Randy beat Tim Sylvia for the HW
  • Randy defended the belt from Gabriel Gonzaga
  • Randy leaves UFC due to contract dispute (UFC doesn’t strip Randy of title, I don’t get it)
  • Tim Sylvia loses to Antonio Rodrigo Nouguiera earning Nog the interim championship
  • Frank Mir taps out Brock Lesnar for a shot at Nogs ‘belt’
  • Randy returns thus creating a split championship
  • Nog will fight Mir
  • Winner will fight Lesnar to unify title

I predict it will be Nog vs Lesnar with Nog tapping Lesnar out.

Moving forward I really believe as do many others that the UFC needs to created a super heavyweight division. At 265 (the max for the hw division) and much higher after rehydrating, there is too much of a gap and thus an advantage for some of these larger fighters. No other division has such a disparity. We will see what happens. For those that care, no I don’t think that Brock deserved a title shot after only 3 fights one a loss, but those that run the UFC are in business to make money and Brockvs Randy no matter how you feel about it is/was a mint.

Randy came back during the taping of this current TUF. The fight had already been set between Mir and Nog when Randy announced his return.
Now having 2 HW titles a min tourny was made…
Randy vs. Brock fight #1
Nog vs Mir fight #2
Winners of both fight to unify the titles.
Right now its Brock vs the winner of Nog Mir for the unified HW title.

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Hate

November 10, 2008

I hear that word quite a bit. Truth be told I personally don’t use it much, but there are times that I do. One of the things I can say that I hate are Cimex lectularius aka the bedbug. I don’t think I’m alone in hating these vile things. Fir the most part I have nothing against bugs in general. I have served in both the US Army and The US Marine Corps. and have slept on the ground in several countries. (on duty and passed out drunk at times off) I have had many things crawl on me and not been over bothered by it. Then  again why should I? I am in its native environment and need to expect such things. However when I lay my head to rest at what I call home, I don’t expect these vampiric fucks to feast on me.

Before you say anything let me clearly state that I do  not have bedbugs. I recently got a call from an old friend asking me to help him dump some things as he had bedbugs. He was extremely embarrassed by the whole affair. It doesn’t reflect on him in my opinion. What would have reflected negatively on him was if he had just dumped the infested items outside. See there is a bedbug epidemic in the county I live in. Caused in large part ( I think) by irresponsible people. You see people are discovering these little fuckers and just dumping their mattresses and other furniture out into the street as is. All this does is allow the fuckers to spread. Yes eventually infecting the person that dumped the shit over again. How hard is it to place that mattress in a bag before putting it out in the street? How about using some JT Eaton  Kills Bedbugs on it before putting it in plastic?

This just re-enforces my belief that people suck. It wasn’t more than a few months ago that I discovered just how bad the bedbug situation had gotten in my county. I have been to no less than 7 peoples yard (in apartment buildings) that had furniture dumped that was just teeming with the vampiric fucks. I call them vampiric as they are nocturnal and live off of blood. Bring back DDT and eradicate these things.

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Top reasons

October 22, 2008

What is it with all the top x lists all over the place? Are you so starved for story ideas that you have to rehash yet another inane list of things that most likely have been posted elsewhere several times? If you haven’t caught on by now, I fucking hate top x or worst x lists. To me it just talks about a total lack of imagination.
Seriously, if you have a website and you publish a list as an article, there should be a group of people that show up to your house and beat some sense into you. At least then you’d have something interesting to write about.
Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against the person that posts something that’s been floating around the net for years. Not everyone might have seen it, nor does everyone have the same amount of time on the net. I overstand that you just came across that pic of the cats or whatever and your excited. I’m the last person to piss on your wheaties and dampen your spirit of exploration and discovery. But you unimaginative ass clowns just posting list to have something to post need to be beaten about the head and shoulders repeatedly. Seriously. Worse are those that stretch it over several pages. Like cracked. I refuse to post a link to the site on principle. I mean really, do you need the clicks that bad?