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Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy...

Another year.

We are one year closer to the end.

Ignore the years. It still applies.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What Are You Eating?

The American Food Supply: Full Of Rat Excrement, Maggots And Insect Heads 
http://theemergencyfoodsupply.com/archives/the-american-food-supply-full-of-rat-excrement-maggots-and-insect-heads




WikiLeaks Cables Reveal U.S. Sought to Retaliate Against Europe over Refusing to Allow Monsanto GM Crops
http://www.alternet.org/world/149348/wikileaks_cables_reveal_u.s._sought_to_retaliate_against_europe_over_refusing_to_allow_monsanto_gm_crops?page=entire




This is what we are forced to eat. Not many of us have the luxury of being able to grow our own crops and animals to eat. Very few people are willing to pay the higher price for foods made with natural ingredients and real sugar instead.

It makes me reconsider the idea that people are just stupid, but that the government and corporations are the main contribution to the stupidity and obesity of the world by forcing this crap upon us because they are greedy bastards. I'm not aware of many foods without High Fructose Corn Syrup in it, and if it has that much mercury then we are all screwed. I wonder how intelligent I should have been if it wasn't for HFCS. Who knows what the genetically engineered crops are really doing to us either.

So I'm actually somewhat torn between how horrible this really is, and the fact that we would be better off if this helped wiped out the human race. There is a possibility that this is related to why I hate the human race though...

Sunday, December 26, 2010

It's All Over...For Now

I for one, am not a big fan of the holidays and am glad Christmas is over. When corporations and large businesses stand to profit and benefit most from a holiday, it can't be a good holiday. Not to mention the amount of waste associated with certain holidays, especially Christmas.

Christmas is a time of waste. Everyone puts of their lights and wastes electricity needlessly. We wrap presents in wrapping paper that most of which will end up in land fills, as well as the packaging that the presents already comes in. There is lots of extra driving associated with buying Christmas gifts because you end driving everywhere to find the gifts you want to buy. It wastes gas, extra money, and time since you are not only just shopping, your battling against everyone else who is doing the same. And we also chop down trees that are tossed out after the holidays are over. All because of a holiday.

Christmas was never actually even about Jesus. The catholic church had actually banned Christmas because of it's origins and because they also saw that it was a wasteful holiday. The unbanned it because they realized it could be associated with Jesus and promote Christianity(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas). It flourishes now more than ever because of corporations and big businesses promoting it because they stand to profit from it.

I know people love to receive crap they won't use more than a few days in most cases, or things they may not ever use. Everyone likes to receive gifts. But the idea of receiving a gifts because it's a holiday diminishes true generosity and replaces it with the idea that you have to give gifts. If you don't give certain people a gift on Christmas, they often think you either don't care, or in cases of significant others, that you don't love them. Worst of all, if you don't give anyone anything, you are can be considered a thoughtless greedy person(which helps corporations a lot by further promoting buying things).

I believe that gift giving and showing generosity should be a year round, non-holiday specific event. If you are willing to give someone gifts when it is not a holiday, or during birthdays and other events of such, wouldn't that gift be that much more meaningful? I no longer buy people gifts for holidays and tell people not to get me anything either, as well as encourage others to follow me in this. We should celebrate the holidays for what they are meant to be, not what corporations and big businesses tell us we should. Avoid the materialism they promote. Take the time off work rather than working during the holidays to pay for what you bought. Spend the holiday with friends and family.

Consider these ideas next year.

Monday, December 20, 2010

! -Conceptual Gadgets- !: Word Lens Translates Words Inside of Images. Yes R...

! -Conceptual Gadgets- !: Word Lens Translates Words Inside of Images. Yes R...: "Ever been confused at a restaurant in a foreign country and wish you could just scan your menu with your iPhone and get an instant translati..."

This is amazing!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Terrorist or Fighting For Your Beliefs?

It's easy to call people terrorists when they act against your beliefs. But what about their beliefs, and the reason they do it? Should people not stand up for what the believe in? If that's the case, then we should still be under British control.

I was in the shower and I think I just realized what the "terrorists" are fighting for, or about, and honestly I have to agree now(assuming my idea is right anyway). I may not be at the point they are, blowing stuff up and killing for the beliefs, but if things keep going the way they are I probably will.

They are fighting against the spread of our culture. A culture of consumption and waste. A culture of people that don't actually care about anything. They are fighting to keep their freedom, the freedom we lost long ago. Freedom from greed, from the need to acquire material things needlessly. They are fighting against the spread of greedy capitalism. They fight against the spread of our culture that induces a drone like state of people within it. At least that's my new theory anyway...

I know that the conditions in foreign countries like Iraq and Afghanistan are not the same as we have. But if you see things the way I am, you realize that they are allowed to do things we are not. We can't defend ourselves without a lawsuit that takes everything you have. We are slaves to the wage because we are slaves to material things, things they don't have there. We consume forests and millions of animals incredibly wastefully. I know I don't actually know what it's like over in the middle east aside from what I see in movies, but it seems pretty desolate and the living conditions seem terrible. So obviously that part isn't so great, and I'm sure there are lots of other issues, but the point is that replacing one issue with another isn't the answer.

At one time though, America used to be a great place. A place you could live, grow your own food, build your own house, and live your life for yourself rather than spending the better part of your life learning to make money to buy things. You used to be able to stand up for what you believe and not be called a terrorist and thrown in jail. I know I've discussed some of these things in a previous post, but this is for a different reason this time.

http://www.declarepeace.org.uk/captain/murder_inc/site/workers.html

Thursday, December 16, 2010

NO TRUE CHRISTIANS!- ExChristian.Net - Articles

NO TRUE CHRISTIANS!- ExChristian.Net - Articles

OMG! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS POST. My face hurts from laughter.


Epic.

The Church Part 3: The Church Evolution

This post is because of a comment that made me think about the evolution of the church, among other things. Hopefully I can keep it shorter to avoid tl:dr but that's not too likely.

First off, I shall define a few things. The church is not a building, but a group of people. The church building is the "temple". This is what they are in the bible. The building is a temple, the church is the people. Of course nobody calls a church building a temple these days, and consider church a building, but whatever.

The Bible, or the teachings of Jesus are not very popular among people. At least not the way it was originally intended. The only way that Jesus could have pulled off the stuff he did and we end up with the New Testament is if he did some pretty amazing things, Jesus like things. However, biblical Christianity never took off and doesn't exist today. What we have is a result of centuries of conformity and control via misinterpretations and force.

The first real adoption of Christianity was somewhere around 230ad(I watched a Discovery channel thing on this) by some empire, possibly Roman, that made Christianity their religion and built church buildings for the people to go to. The Christian religion is the perfect religion to have your people conform too. I'm not actually familiar with other religions, but the teachings of Jesus basically says to follow the governments laws and basically to be non-aggressive(ie: Just do what your leaders tell you). Couple that with the fact that religion is easy to twist and misinterpret, especially if it's in a language only the church leaders can read, it's a great way to convince people to do or be whatever you want. Having a church building just makes more sense to help spread your messages and control.

Over the centuries, Christianity was used to convince the masses to action. If you look at the history, it's how and why the crusades happened, its why inquisitions occurred even though they would be completely against the teachings of the bible and were used to force conformity to Christianity. They spread Christianity in order to spread control. Eventually, even though I really am not familiar with history, the Catholic church became one of the most powerful entities and remains fairly prominent in the world. The majority of people do not even question the Catholic church and follow it blindly from centuries of control and conformity to their form of Christianity. I think the U.S., thanks to a democratic government(which we no longer have but call it that anyway) and freedom's that they originally gave people, created the downfall of Christianity within the U.S. and up-rise of a society ran by greed. I almost want to go as far to consider society it's own religion, Societism(I'm guessing something is already written about this idea, I'm just not aware of it...).

As the church loses its appeal to modern science and knowledge, it's really changed its methods drastically to gather followers. This applies almost entirely to the U.S. because in Europe they don't care because they get paid regardless if people show up to their church buildings or not thanks to government enforced tithing. Originally, they used their political power and were able to force people into Christianity. With the freedom's in the US along with the pursuit of happiness(read: money and power) Christianity isn't very appealing considering it opposes money and power. But if you read the first two parts to my posts about the Church, that is the result; A business that uses cult tactics to gain a following in order to obtain money and power.

Another thought and something else I looked into, is that if you do take away the church buildings, and meet in houses(see: house church), you take away the money and power that drives leaders to twist and manipulate people. Upon researching this, I found that some prominent names in the current Christian Church oppose the concept because of a number of reasons. Mostly because there is nobody to enforce control. (see Critisim on this wiki)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Church Part 2: The Church Cult

I've been thinking about this stuff for a while now. I've had plenty of discussions with people that are very knowledgeable about the bible and church.

The tactics the church institution uses are manipulative and cult-ish. The messages or sermons they commonly give are not always within the context of what the bible tells. Bible verses are twisted and skewed to fit the message they want to tell. The latest verse I saw miss-used, Philippians 4:19 (http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=135435149843653&id=102470493134142) says that God will provide your needs according to His riches, however if you follow the link, the guy ignores the word "NEEDS" and says you are "RICH". Now I don't know what his definition or needs or rich is, but it certainly isn't the same as mine apparently. And this is becoming common place with pastors and church's. The even bigger issue I have with that is the number of positive comments about it, "Amen" this "Amen" that...seriously? Did anyone read the verse? It's not much different then a cult that tells it's followers of all the riches and greatness they will have for following the cult.

One of the best manipulative practices is prophecy. They have leaders that prophecy over their congregation of great things to lift you up and make you feel good. The prophecy doesn't have to come true. If it doesn't, it's easy to say it's because you're a sinner or something similar. Those that are more into it will even start to prophecy, because it makes them feel good, while possibly making someone else feel good. Prophesying isn't bad, and is biblical, the problem is that it's just being used for manipulative purposes by the church institution now.

The other tactics include enforced conformity. I'm not positive if EVERY church does this, but they more or less are set up to force you to become involved(integrated) into the church institution to actually be a part of it. In order to hang out with anyone in the church you have to go to the services, small groups, activities, etc. If you don't your simply an outcast that shows up every Sunday. Being a christian to an extent does require conformity to the bible, but the modern church institution involves conformity to the church institution itself instead of the bible, a lot like a cult does.

I've been doing it already, but I've been trying to differentiate the church from the church institution. A friend of mine describes the church building  and administration as the church institution, and the actual church as a group of people. This is another tactic that the church institution uses. As long as people think of the church as a building, people are more likely to think that being a christian involves going to a church building and being involved in the church institution. This also leads to the idea of God being more "present" in the church building. The bible speaks of the church, and the church in the bible is actually meaning the people and has nothing to do with a building or administration thereof. The disambiguation of the two is manipulative. I Cor 3:16 specifically tells people that THEY are God's temple, but the church institution would rather you believe in the church building and that God is only within it.

The other real problem, is that the church institution is like the government. It's there to serve itself and enjoys power. It puts a single person on a pedestal, and lifts them up to a Christ like status. It ingrains the idea that the church institution is required to reach God and Heaven. And even though it doesn't have a police force to beat you down, it works to make outcasts of those that do not conform and look down upon those outside of it's walls and ideals. Although, at one point in time it did have more control than Kings and Governments and beat and killed those that didn't conform...but that was a long time ago.

To prevent people from thinking the church institution is wrong, they employ the Satan tactic. If you are not able to be apart of the church it's because Satan is trying to convince you that it is bad and wrong so you will avoid it and not receive the message from God that the pastor has. I think this is possibly one of the institutions greatest manipulative weapons. It certainly worked on me for a while. If that doesn't work, then it's the fact that the church institution does a lot of good even if it's not perfect(or far from perfect). I think that's a terrible concept. Even baby strollers do a lot of good, even if some of them are possibly deadly and has been known to kill them. But when a product is capable of evil, they usually do a recall and fix the issue, unlike the church institution.

The church institution has become a machine much like the government that is out of control. It's not even that the modern church does it intentionally, but that the design and idea of the modern church is how we envision it, create it, and run it without even realizing how bad it is.

When I bring this up to people, they believe I've simply been hurt by the church and am biased, that not all church institutions are like this, or other excuses like it's Satan trying to separate me from the church. They also say that of my ideas about society and government too though. The modern church is one of the largest cults and grows more and more out of control all the time. However, I think if the church institution actually preached the true bible, they would have fewer followers than any other religion. As it says in the bible, sell everything you have and give to the poor(Luke 18:22), how many would be willing to do that? Who would want to live with only their needs being met while they are out there spreading the good word in dangerous areas and suffering in the name of God? The actual message isn't as appealing to people as the message the church institution provides...but I think it's definitely better.

This one makes me lol.

The Church Part 1: The Church Business

I went to church for a number of years and one thing I've realized is the modern church is really just a cookie cutter business selling a product that people have the option of paying for.

The modern church, whatever denomination or building you go to, are all the same. Each one has a different set of base beliefs that separate them from each other, but otherwise they are all from the same cookie cutter. They all boast about the great things the church is doing, play the same songs, and sell the same message.

The modern church, or institution since church is supposed to be a group of people and not a building, is not about God or the bible. It's sole purpose is to get people to show up and tithe(pay them) to hear the "message"(sermon) the pastor is preaching/teaching that Sunday(or Saturday if your a Seventh Day Adventist). The methods they use are straight from the business world, or more like a Starbucks. They provide an experience, an image, and nothing more. That is why it's a business. They dress up their building with well made logo's, flyers, displays, video's, big screen lcd tv's, projectors, high end audio equipment, comfortable seating, and even serve food and drinks among the other things they do in order to compel people into visiting(similar to how you like to look at shiny objects). Also, tithing isn't about giving the church institution money, it's about giving it to God which would mean wherever God would have you give or use it.

The church institution also drives the christian music and goods industry. They often play songs from christian music artists in their worship. The issue I have with the christian music industry is that it almost all sucks. But through excellent business practices, people ignore this fact and buy and listen to it almost exclusively. They also drive christian book stores. Often times, pastors will suggest a book they read about the bible, or suggest you read books because it can help you understand the bible better. Then you also end up buying christian bumper stickers, little angel figurines, those fish, and other christian memorabilia(which is actually contradictory of the bible like a lot of things the church does).

The church institution also has businesses that specialize in providing services and products just for church institutions. There are businesses that provide office equipment, web hosting, architectural, consultation, etc. I just looked this up...http://www.churchbuilding.com/expertise/design/ and if you look at the "presuppositions" section and look up the full context of the verses they use, it's completely out of context. The second verse they provide isn't, but the first and third are. To become a pastor though, you have to go to school(pay money) for it to learn(be brainwashed) how and get certified, you know, just like the 12 disciples did.

Like most things in life, it's ultimately about money and power. Maybe not at first though. At first, someone decides that they can do a better church because all the churches are lacking and starts one. If they become successful, the money or power can/will overcome them. So I'm not seen as biased, I don't believe that is the issue in every case, but more the fact that most people have already been trained(read: brainwashed) to believe in the cookie cutter church design and therefore follow the standard church design but implement their own message. I don't know any pastors who do it for free and work a day job, at least not once the church institution makes enough to pay them enough.

This is mostly about the cookie cutter church. There is so many more issues that come with the pay-per-view sermons, churches that actually accept corporate sponsorships, church workshops/events/conferences you need to pay to attend, etc. Seriously, they are just profiting off of people stupid enough to pay for what someone else believes about the bible.

It actually makes me think that maybe I should start a church. I really wouldn't mind setting up a church in a way that I can do one day of actual work and be paid more than most people. I wouldn't need to write my own sermons, there are tons of them available online. I could appoint someone to handle all the questions of the congregation during the week. The salary looks pretty good according to these 3 following sources:
http://www1.salary.com/Pastor-salary.html
http://www.dcvm.org/htm/Salary_Guidlines.htm
http://blogs.payscale.com/ask_dr_salary/2008/07/setting-pastor.html
Those three are much higher than this one http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Senior_Pastor/Salary so I'm not sure if the average is being skewed to create a biased against pastors in the above three or not...but in any case, it's pretty obvious that the more successful you are as a pastor the more you make regardless of need. But to make a point about money, when a business(church institution) is run on money, results(income) are more important than other aspects of the business. I've talked to someone who was a childrens pastor, and performance(how many seats are filled) is the real important aspect of your job. In a business model, that is the most profitable and logical way to run a business, but from a biblical viewpoint, Jesus only had 12 close followers and many many more people that walked away from Him, not to mention the ones that crucified Him.

I think you would get just as much out of Scientology as you would from the Christian Church. I want clarify that I'm talking about the Church Institution, the building and administration, not Christianity in general. Regardless if you believe in God or not, the bible provides a good way to live your life. It's not an easy way, but from a psychological view, it's the best way.

*EDIT*: Something I intended to bring up is the Church in Europe. The churches there, they sermons they give are more in line with the bible. Also note, the European churches are paid by the government which takes the tithes out of everyone's salary anyway, therefore they don't need to make everything positive and spend it on advertising and eye candy. Though the European church's are also typically empty...but I may be wrong. I don't live there.

tl:dr: The modern church is a business that sells a false message.

Monday, December 13, 2010

My Car Is Not A Boat

So this morning I drove to Denny's. There was lots of flooding everywhere, and I decided I wanted to park in the flooded area. I thought it was a lot shallower then it really was and drowned the engine. Lesson learned. Fortunately the car is running again after getting the water out of the cylinders and air filter.

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Day We Should Start Worrying

Is the day that youtube is blacklisted. Technically it should be today, or better yet a long time ago, but I watched a youtube video at http://dumbhomosapiens.blogspot.com/2010/12/michael-braverman-worldwide-water.html about water and it made me think about something. The video itself was interesting and not a good outlook for the future, but the thing that it made me consider is just how useful a site like youtube is for spreading information and news. Obviously the news media is good for news, but that's only if you don't mind biased an possibly censored news reporting.

Youtube allows anyone and everyone to upload video's and share them. It's a great way to get a message out. Sure there are many other ways such as blogs, or facebook, etc. but the reason I'm bringing up youtube is because it's becoming possible and even likely that it could be blacklisted. With legislature like COICA, at some point media companies could decide that youtube is an "infringing" website, and get it blacklisted. Once that happens, it certainly stands to reason that anything can be blacklisted.

Considering the number of people that fail to or don't even care to question things, at what do they go the next step and blacklist sites simply because they don't like what it's saying? Suppose you have a blog, and you start writing and exposing lies and cover-ups. What is to stop them from blacklisting your site because it had "infringing" material? The site is blacklisted. How is anyone supposed to view it to find out? You can't and everyone will have no choice but to take their word for it

The spread of information is one thing that prevents the government and big business from becoming too powerful. It's only within their best interest to do whatever they can to prevent information from spreading. This is an example of how the government is quickly becoming a totalitarian government. They slowly take away your freedom of speech while making you think it's something completely different, like "infringing" materials. Once your voice is silenced, they can easily do what they want without anyone being the wiser.

This is why we need to take a stand now, while we can still communicate in mass. Once they've taken our voice away, we will be hard pressed to rally against government and big business.



To say something about bottled water though, bottled water is really just a convenience. It's why I buy and drink bottled water. However, it really is a waste of money and plastic. It's good for profit, you know, for businesses selling what you can get for free...but terrible for the environment. Here, have a link to a website. http://www.worldwatch.org/node/5063



*EDIT*
I don't know why, but it completely slipped my mind. Wikileaks is a perfect example of censorship. Mind you, there is a difference between necessary secrecy within the government, especially at times of war (troop placements/movements, type stuff) and the secrets they keep because it's morally or ethically wrong to do. The latest leak however, as far as I've been made aware, is not of national security specifically. It's simply the government acting without the US citizens knowledge. I'm not good with my words, but hopefully this isn't completely mangled. More or less, I believe the secret nature of the documents is not something to make someone a terrorist as they have with Julian Asange, who simply runs the site that makes the truth available to the people. Sure, maybe he hacked to retrieve some secrets, but I don't know that. Either way, it's a start towards making sure that anyone who releases the truth becomes a terrorist.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Issue With CP

I just watched the news. They had a news story about CP (Cerebral Palsy). The issue they were discussing was the ethical issues of what is called the Ashley Procedure. Basically a procedure to stunt the growth and natural development.

Read about the procedure here

They prevented the procedure because it may not be in the child's best interest to stunt their natural development. However, considering they won't be doing anything useful or purposeful in their life, I don't see how making it easier to care for them an ethical issue. It's like caring for a vegetable (I mean a person that is a vegetable, not a literal vegetable), they aren't able to do anything themselves.

If a dog was unable to do anything though, you would put them out of their misery. But because it's a person, we keep them alive to be unable to do anything for some odd reason. Why allow one person that will never do anything but be a burden, well, be a burden? Sure, I know, I don't see it the way the parents do because I don't have a CP kid. But that's why I'm able to look at it from a completely logical view. The pointless decisions people make to keep people going that have no ability to do anything or even want to end it all because they don't want to suffer the rest of their lives is just stupid.

If the CP is bad enough, show some real compassion, put them down. If I was irreversibly a vegetable, put me down please. It's like pruning a bush or fruit tree. You cut off the dead burdening branches to allow the rest to grow stronger. In the wild, it would be called natural selection. Or maybe I'm just a sociopath.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerebral_palsy


    

Propaganda Time!

Semi-related Post and a good blog to follow... Buckaroopopcorn: Original Content: "I Posted already that people should be spreading their own home brew propaganda and mentioned OC (original content). The premise was that un..."


Now, I think what we should start doing is get a group formed that are intelligent enough to see the real issues and what is actually happening in the world, and do something about it. Obviously we can't start a militia (even though the Declaration of Independence says so, the government would shut us down), so we need to start with propaganda. If we can get a large enough group together, we can start to create change.

If anything, we kidnap Oprah, and then force her to tell people what we want them to do. They'll listen to her no matter what because people are just that dumb. From there, we move to other influential people (sheeple herders) and do the same again and again. Well, maybe this isn't the right way to go about creating change, and most people may think I'm crazy for considering the idea, but really I was only sorta serious. It's mostly just a joke. mostly.

To be a little more serious though, if we don't do something now, it will be much harder later when the government falls more into totalitarianism and starts censoring everything that is written and spoken. The closer the government gets to this, the faster it will move to achieve it. All we need to do is reach the majority. If we can get the majority thinking for themselves and to see what is happening around them, we can avoid the subsequent civil war against our own government for our freedom back.

Think about it, comment, spread the word.

I'll leave you with this quote...

‎"There can be no such thing as "limited government," because there is no way to control an entity that in principle enjoys a monopoly of power." ~ Joseph Sobran

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Shallow Changes

Shallow is a term meaning you have little depth. On the show Seinfield, the characters were all shallow. Jerry would constantly find the smallest flaw in someone, and it would ruin the entire relationship possibility, like man hands, or two face (assuming you are familiar with the show and those references).

Now the issue I want to actually discuss is the movement to change and broaden the meaning of being shallow. Obese women have taken up a movement  to change the way people think by changing the terms and ideas with which we associate and think. And when a big enough group (pun intended) get together, it starts to happen. For instance, we now have the terms "more to love" and "BBW"(Big beautiful woman).  But the real issue I have, is with the issue of being shallow and the attempt to make it so if you are not attracted to an obese women, you are therefore shallow. I argue against that specifically because attraction is nothing to do with depth, it is merely a single persons opinion of another's looks, or size in this case.

Relationships require two things, a connection, and attraction. Arguing that if you have an connection with someone that you should automatically have an attraction otherwise you're shallow, is a weak argument. Small things like funny looking thumbs, or a crooked nose, that would fit with shallow. Nobody is perfect, and those are relatively small things and not something that can be specifically changed. Weight however, can be changed with exercise and not stuffing your face with food. Granted there are some cases where its a medical condition that causes weight gain, but that's beside the point.

Now the other issue I have is that instead of trying to lose weight, they have chosen to simply try to change societies outlook on bigger (obese) women. Obesity is NOT healthy, and is in their best interest to lose the weight. However, they have chosen to "empower" big women to believe they are "beautiful" no matter what. Considering the percentage of obese people (in the US anyway), this may become a reality simply because everyone IS obese...and naturally, you are attracted to what you grow up with, ie: black people and black people, sheep and sheep, skinny people and skinny people, big people and big people...etc. Not the best example, but I hope it makes a point. I mean, there are those who prefer something different, like a mixed couple, or mixed weight couple...but anyway.

Outside of being shallow for not being attracted to obese people, the other thing want to try and change is how they are dealt with when it comes to business and other. The specific issue, if you remember, is the woman that was charged for two seats on an airplane because she was obese. This isn't because you are obese, its because you are literally taking up two seats. It's not the airplanes fault you over eat and under excersize, so why take it out on the plane? You are being charged two seats because that is how many you are using. Seriously, if you have an issue with that, lose some weight. Don't try to change the airlines policy. The same reason you don't get paid insurance because you chose to burn down your house is the same reason businesses shouldn't have to accommodate you because you chose to eat excessively. (granted, bad parenting may have something to do with it also) The only obese people that should be accommodated are those with actual medical conditions causing it. It's not within their power to change it, but it is within yours to change your weight.

I just want people to open their eyes to what's really going on. You are all being brain washed by the media and Oprah. The media is an odd one. They used to be all about skinny and beautiful, but ended up switching to appease the obese. So it's more of a mix now. And they also have movies about it (like Shallow Hal). Think about it though, have you not thought about the idea of being shallow a little more recently?

I understand why this has started. As kids, I'm more then positive they were ridiculed and tormented for their weight, as most kids are for anything that they can be tormented for. But rather than fight against the tormenting and ridicule, they have chosen to make it completely acceptable, if not desirable. Not that it has happened yet, but give an idea long enough to be well seeded in your minds and it will. I personally believe that kids being mean to other kids is something that needs to be changed. Not only kids but adults as well. There needs to be a huge change when it comes to the way people interact and treat each other. But that's another post.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Are We Totalitarian Yet?

Buckaroopopcorn: Are We Totalitarian Yet?: "The system of police is that system by which we confine ourselves. It can be through police violence, media propaganda, mental illness, the ..."


I completely agree with this above post. Unfortunately it may be a little outside of my ability to "dumb" the concept down to a more comprehensible version for the sheeple. So I'll write my ideas pertaining to that post. If you have seen the movie 1984 (I have, it was actually kinda boring) or read the book 1984, that is where we are headed. More or less.

Now to put the post into simple terms I can think of, the police and government has become like skynet. It is not a person, but a thing that is growing and not entirely within control of anyone anymore. It will become more powerful and attempt to enslave us all. You are all the mindless drones (sheeple) that follow the rules because you believe you have to. And slowly, the government(skynet) is implementing new laws and forms of control (terminators) that will keep you from expressing free thought, or having any freedom at all.

Each time a new freedom is taken, it is disguised as a necessary safety precaution, or way to police things for your safety. Take for instance the latest "safety precaution", the new body scanners at airports. It's there to "protect" you. And the people that are protesting it, they are terrorists now. As you will see, the body scanners will stay, and before long the body scanners will be a common thing and will be like they have always been there. Once that happens, the next "safety precaution" will come out. In Europe if I remember correctly, they already have cameras on the streets to help "protect" people. One "safety precaution" after another until will be introduced until you no longer have any privacy or freedom left.

Another good example, would be V for Vendetta. The method for how they arrived at the society they did may not be the same way we are going, but the end result seems pretty similar. Although, considering how things are going, perhaps it is very much similar. Remember 9/11. Government or Terrorist, either way it was used to introduce the Homeland Security Act which gives the government the ability to barge into anyone's home/business/etc and disguised as a method for "protecting" American citizens from terrorists. And the sheeple will sit idly by and mindlessly believe everything they are told while those who stand up and speak against it are branded as conspiracy theorists and terrorists.

The terms political correctness is also a method used for controlling the masses. It helps to slowly erode away free speech. You can no longer say certain things unless it's within the boundary of political correctness, and if you step outside of those imaginary bounds you will face the consequences. They have already started the attacks against freedom on the internet with Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA). This is the start of laws that will allow them to censor the internet, starting with what they loosely define as "infringing" material. The proof is history. Look at where we where and where we are now.

They don't have to control everyone, just a majority. They use fear to do it. Fear of terrorism, criminals, malcontents, fear of non-conformity. They already control the majority, because those who would be willing to stand up against it, are to afraid, and those who do are deemed terrorists or non-conformists (rabble rousers? I know there is a term besides terrorist or non-conformist that I want to use, I just can't actually think of it. I've been called it for my own ideas before.). The rest all blindly believe its for the better good of everyone...sheeple.

I've tried using a thesaurus. It never actually helped me. *shrug*


*EDIT: So I had thought about history and how we are today, couldn't sleep last night, and one thing that I find important for totalitarianism to take over is making people reliant on the government, specifically for protection but other things help. At one point, we relied on ourselves and each other for protection. We had to have our own guns and know how to use them. Now, if you try to defend yourself, you're more likely to be arrested if you're actually successful. If not arrested, sued. It's created a reliance on the police to defend and protect you...a group that is directly controlled by the government. And you know how they talk about gun laws, and banning guns? That's taking away your ability to stand up and form a militia against the governments military/police force when you've finally realized just how bad things have become. Think about that. Seriously.



Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Find Of The Day...

I just remembered this site exists! How many of you remember http://www.hotornot.com/?

I can't believe it's still going.

Buckaroopopcorn: Nazis "just" do their jobs, humans follow their co...

Buckaroopopcorn: Nazis "just" do their jobs, humans follow their co...: "Today I heard a chainsaw and wood chipper running behind my house. I went and investigated and found the city was chopping down trees on the..."

Why We Need The Zompocalypse

I think I had an epiphany, assuming I'm using the word correctly. We hope for the zompocalypse because life sucks. Nobody probably realizes just how much, but I think that's the underlying issue.

We spend 12-16 years in school, spend 40+ years working with typically only 1-2 weeks off a year, spend our lives acquiring material things, try to live according to the standards society sets for us. We do all of that for what? How much in your life is actually worth doing? Why do we spend so much time doing things we don't want to do, working a job that sucks(in most cases anyways)...well, actually I think that's the root of it. Work.

Modern day jobs suck the life out of every one of us. You work 8 hours a day(and up to an extra 2 hours for driving. Yay traffic!). Go home. Watch TV. Sleep. Repeat. It's what you spent 12 years in school and up to 4 more in college to do. Congrats! You are now living the life society says you should. For that, you get 2 days out of the week(or less, depending on how crap of a job you have) to do what you want, assuming you can afford it after paying the bills. But that's not all! You'll even get 1 to 2 weeks a year off, with pay! That's right! Work 52 weeks a year and get up to 2 of them off! You finally have time to take care of those chores you needed to get done all year long. Yay!

Why do we go to work everyday? Well, I needed that 50" TV, every season of every popular tv show on dvd, matching couch and love-seat, expensive dining room table set, brand new car, car stereo system with so much bass that if I turned it up it would break the windows in the car, shiny rims that make me feel good about myself, my overpriced clothing that makes me look like a douche so I can feel good about myself when I'm not in my car, my cell phone and overpriced wireless plan, my super awesome computer, video games to keep me entertained, etc, etc, etc. Yeah. That's if you're job affords you that, otherwise you work simply to survive and pay your rent...and hopefully on time this month.

Society has us locked in though. There is no way out. If you want to survive, have a place to live, eat, etc, you have to work. We were never raised or trained to be self-sufficient. We don't know how to grow or hunt our own food when we need it, to survive on our own without money. It's the only thing we know, work for money, spend money for the things we need. We are not free, that part is the illusion society would have us believe.

And that is just work. Do I even really need to get into everything else? Waiting longer to get through a checkout line then the time you spent shopping. All the people that will take advantage of your good will(assuming you have any left). Countless hours spent sitting in traffic and dealing with people that can't drive. No? Good.

You know what would fix all of that? The zompocalypse. No more standards of living. No more material things(except guns and ammo and barricades). No more going to work every day to pay for things you don't need. Freedom. That's what the zompocalypse brings. That's why we all dream of it happening.

To quote Dr. Horrible, "And by the way it's not about making money, it's about taking money. Destroying the status quo because the status is not quo.". I think the movie Fight Club has the right idea.

Go to work, send your kids to school, follow fashion, act normal, walk on the pavement, watch TV, save for your old age, obey the law. Repeat after me: I am free

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Find Of The Day...



Not exactly a find as much as a wtfomglol.

*EDIT* Looks like they managed to get enough complaints to make sure it can't be embedded. lol.

Feminism Will Be The Fall Of Civilization

As a sorta followup to the previous post I shall discuss my view on Feminism.

Obviously feminism is a bad thing, obviously. It is tearing down the basic model society has lived in for centuries. Feminism has created an unbalanced economic state as well. I'll discuss that first.

At one point in time, families consisted of a husband that worked to provide for his family while the wife raised the children and maintained the home. With the advent of feminism, both men and women now work, and not only that, they both have to work to provide for the family now. Follow me on this. Business, being as greedy as it is, realizes the increase in the family income by having two working adults instead of just one. It may not be twice the income, but it can be a significant increase. This would mean that families are more capable of paying higher prices for the goods they need. See Inflation. I know there are a lot of other factors, but I feel this is an important factor.

Consider the cost of a brand new car in the 70's was about $2000. Today a new car is $20,000 or more. That's 10 times the price that vehicles used to cost. I know, minimum wage has increased a lot too...but doing the math, in 1975, federal minimum wage at ~2.10 for a year of work would bring in $4368. That's twice as much as that $2000 car. Today, federal minimum wage is at ~7.25 for a year of work would bring in $15080. That falls short of $20,000. But the other issue to bring up, is the interest you accrue on $20k as opposed to $2k. Then also factor in the increased costs of car insurance. And this is just for a car that has a 5-10 year warranty on it that is typically more expensive to fix than the car is worth after you buy it.

A single person, at minimum wage would never be able to afford a new car, rent, and other necessities of life, at least not alone. I know I personally couldn't do it when I was stupid enough to buy a brand new car and was making ~$15 an hour. However, if I was married or living with a significant other, it would be plausible.

Women have fought for the right to be able to work and support themselves. This brings up another issue. This helps create more unemployment. I'm not positive the ratio of men to women, but I'll assume for the sake of the argument, that women working doubles the available workforce. You don't have to be an idiot to realize the difficulty this introduces in anyone finding a decent job. So now, not only are prices on everything inflated to accommodate the increased family income, it's also twice as difficult to find a decent job.

Who will think of the children?!?!? Now they have gone as far to really screw over businesses as well. Women get pregnant, they get to be PAID to not work to have a baby. That's not equality at all. Men don't get paid to leave work to have a baby. But aside from that, who is raising these children while the father and mother is at work?! Women have a natural and built in functions to raise children. There is such a thing as equality, but it doesn't and shouldn't apply to EVERYTHING. Women have an obligation to raise their kids. They don't and those kids end up in daycare being raised by someone else. Daycare is also expensive. So a woman that wants to work, simply to pay for daycare, well, your are one screwed up bitch. Sorry, I mean feminist. Go equality! Woooo!

How feminism ruins marriages and even relationships. The overall idea is, so long as a woman is able to work, she no longer needs to find a man that is able to support her. She is now open to simply find a "boy toy" and work to pay for herself and what she wants instead. The status quo is no longer about success, but looking good and being entertaining enough to find a mate. Sure, there are still women out there who are gold diggers, I mean, who really wants work if they don't have to? But, the point is, women don't look for successful men, they look for eye candy. With this, you end up with a lot of people settling for what they can get because not everyone is desirable, no matter how successful anymore(except to gold diggers). So once the women get past the point of wanting a "boy toy" or "eye candy" they realize that the man really isn't worth being with. And on the opposite side, men naturally want women that they can be protective of, to provide for, etc. So they end up with the women that are lazy and don't want to work...or do anything. Basically, women that are worthless aside from eye candy. That that. I'm pretty sure feminism also helps promote homosexuality because of these issues. Not every relationship is a failure of course, but I think the degradation of relationships and marriage can be related to feminism.

So in conclusion... Congratulations feminists! You have successfully screwed over civilization. I hope you are happy. When everything finally comes crashing down, all you can do is blame yourselves.

Vapid Copypasta

Anyone else sick of a generation of dumb vapid females that spend their lives glued to their phones? They need to be constantly stimulated, constantly connected, they are horrified by the idea of reflection, contemplation, of solitude. Everything is social, but superficially so, sharing meaningless interaction over facebook, or twitter or whatever.

Their mind is hollow and their iPhone is their brain and their soul. They are completely ignorant regarding anything important or intellectual. They have no notion of any kind of wider conflict regarding Israel, they think the terrorists did 9/11 because they hate our freedom, they have no fucking clue about any kind of history, South African apartheid, American neocolonialism, or pan-Iberian Basque nationalism.

Their knowledge of science only consists of what they bothered to pay attention to in secondary school, or college if they were raised in a good home. Instead their life is consumed with acquisition of things, they are slaves to Mammon worshiping in the temple of Nordstrom and Abercrombie. Everything they do is social, every action is meaningless if it isn't shared with someone else right away. Life has no greater purpose, knowledge is meaningless, self-improvement is a waste of a time when they could be at PinkBerry gabbing with their friends.

I'm frustrated because it seems like more than 4/5 of girls I've met in my life are like this. I want to open my mind to them, but they don’t understand anything. I feel like Charlton Heston in Planet of the Apes. And it’s not so much that I feel superior, I’m not, I have my share of flaws.



*Edited version of a post from a popular image board.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Be Excellent To Each Other

This picture here. It's something people refuse to do. Everyone these days is an object with a purpose. If you've ever wondered why nobody helps anyone, nobody gives to those who need it (or say they do anyway...), well, its because the second you do that you're being used by someone else. It's becoming an unfortunate truth.

It's no wonder nobody trusts anyone anymore. You can't even tell if the person standing on a street corner with a cardboard sign asking for help really needs it or if they are there collecting money from the poor saps that believe their fake sob story. I remember there was a news story on the TV where the reporter had followed one of the bums to his brand new Mercedes after a long day of bumming money on the street corner. He apparently made a LOT of money doing it too! And unfortunately, others who would do the same but hadn't thought of doing that, probably started afterward. There are some street corners where I see up to 3 people, one on each corner, wanting money.

I know you either are or have a friend who is the one that opens their home, and wallet, to their friends. The one person that is willing to pay for things so you can all have fun and party. But afterward, nobody is willing to do the same or even return the favor. Leeches. I was reading a post on craigslist the other day where a guy was just fed up with it. My own brother deals with it. I've dealt with it. There isn't any room for being nice to anyone. Decent people are becoming a rarity.

I for one would like to see this change. To be honest, I would like to see a lot of changes, especially in holidays. Think of the numbers when you see how much is spent on Christmas shopping, then consider how many of the things being bought as gifts are really necessary? Along with helping and giving normally, I wouldn't mind seeing everyone pooling together to do something for people that genuinely need it during the holidays. I don't mean simply doing a soup kitchen or handing out coats or blankets, that only alleviates the suffering of the homeless and achieves nothing in the long run. Do something for those that really need a helping hand to get back on their feet and get their lives back. As Dr. Horrible says, "You're treating a symptom while the disease rages on, consumes the human race. The fish rots from the head, so they say. So I'm thinking, why not cut off the head?". It's not a perfect metaphor.

Anyways, I got distracted. So here is why movies suck now... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJarz7BYnHA

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Find Of The Day...

I found it here... http://okkojournal.blogspot.com/2010/11/fking-awesome.html



Legend of Zelda by I Fight Dragons...epic.

Welcome To Your Box

Everyone is living in a box. Some are bigger than others, and some are smaller. The box, or your specific "reality", in a way makes you who you are. It also makes you who I hate. People who refuse to accept other possibilities and rely ONLY on what someone else had once told you is truth, and never let that change no matter what better more factual truth may come your way.

It's what kept slavery so common place until recently. By recently I mean according to how long it existed compared to how long since it's been abolished. I know slavery still exists in other countries however, so technically it still exists, but this is just getting further away from my point. My point is, stupid things like the idea that black people are not people and are just slaves was an idea that so few refused to acknowledge as wrong. It's also the same with homosexuals. I'm sure some who read this probably think that black people should be slaves again or that homosexuals are terrible people, and would refuse to believe otherwise no matter what the facts are. You are unwilling to hug a gay man, maybe because he might think something of it(or you're afraid someone else will think something of you), but yet you'll hug a straight woman and think nothing of it. These are the kind of boxes people live in. If not hate towards people, maybe towards ideas, like the idea of God. It's the people that hate the idea of God, and the people that hate the idea of atheists, that creates so much conflict. Nobody is willing to be tolerant of others and accept them or their beliefs.

I think South Park does a good job with their episodes and dealing with things like this. When it comes to shows and movies though, there is one movie I often think about, Donnie Darko. If you've seen it, you would be familiar with the character of Mrs. Farmer. I think most people would see her as more of the crazy psycho in the movie. But what I wonder is, how many people identify her as the only sane one in the movie? I doubt anyone who would do that have ever actually seen the movie though. It would be blasphemy to watch it I'm sure...

tl:dr: I think what my overall point or idea is, is that people live in their box of right and wrong and fail to see just how wrong the things they think are right really are. I think that's as simple as I can make it.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

To Start With...

I am here to blog about you. The sheeple running around this world, living inside a box. This box that you refuse to see or get out of. The box of societal standards. The standards that make you think that someone who decidedly makes 20k a year is poor even though they live their life the way they want to and enjoy it. The standards that say if you don't have a car you don't have your life together even if you prefer to ride community transit.

But that's later. I wanted to start with this:
http://www.stopthenoise.fr/2010/11/23/la-bo-du-film-tron-legacy-realisee-par-les-daft-punk-est-deja-disponible-en-leak-sur-internet-streaming/


The TRON:Legacy soundtrack. If you don't know what TRON is or don't care, well, you can just go diaf.