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To my fellow Americans

Shout out to my fellow U.S. Citizens:

Please, for the love of (insert deity) research *(>ALL<)* of the facts , whether political or mundane, before posting.

It concerns me that so many are taken in by stories spouted by red-faced rage attempting to persuade with volume rather than facts. News wads, lazily dragged out by people that do not want to be bothered to look deeper, are indicative of a society that can't be bothered to get off its ass yet wish to influence their peers.

If you are truly concerned about this country and the direction it is taking, whether for or against current policy or whatever the "Flavor of the Day" issue is, then it is important to research both sides and stop letting your knee-jerks point you to the next masturbatory conclusion.

If you simply do not want to be proven wrong, then there is doubt in your mind.

Doesn't doubt warrant further analysis?

Little help: Geek question

Hey all.

So I wanted to pick up a dvd burner that will also compress data down to 4.7g. Here's the problem, I have Vista and Vista is the current Pinto of Microsoft. I tried to convert back to XP a while back but they took some key drivers out of circulation so you have to stick with their shitty operating system.

Anyway, I could use some help on this. I tried Mutli-Media now (powerdvd copy etc.) which hates Vista almost as much as I do.

I am going to put it away now as I have just about had enough of dicking around with this.

This is just bizarre

It feels like a farce or something but...


http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1810026489/video/9880120

I wish my job had more job in it

So I pretty much have all my reading done.  I've looked at stupid shit on the internet.  Checked the email.  Stared at the wall.  I'm tapped out!  Anyone have any stuff I should look at on the internet to while a way some of my time? 

Edit: I should clarify that I can't watch movies or play video games at work, cause otherwise I would be fine. ;)  Thanks for the suggestions guys!  gives me a lot to check out!
Rules: Post five things you've done that you believe nobody else on your F-list has done. Indulge in remorse (or communal celebration at finding a kindred soul) if someone calls you out on a listed item.

1.  Was once paid $50 after I split a mason block in half with my head.  ( I did not intend to do it, I was drunk and slipped off a car but I was the only one to pull it off.

2.  Woke up in a home that I had lived in 2 years previous to the date, covered in Cheerios by a little boy named Nick.  Nick's parents invited me to eat breakfast - which I did - then asked if I wanted to got to church with them - which I did not.

3.  My sister is not on my friends list:  When my sister and I were young, we tied bandanas over our eyes and pressed out wrists together, pretending that we were being kidnapped on our first and only road trip to Disney World

4. While working at Yesterdays: Was verbally assaulted by a drunken transvestite because I was making the drinks to stiff.

5.  Convinced a naked drunk to bungie dive from the roof of a trailer home. (He was already naked and bunjied when I got there, I just gave him the encouragement.)

I hope I am doing this right

I got it from Lot so blame him if it doesn't work.

1. Think of the first word that comes to mind when you think of me.

2. Go to Google Images and search for that word.

3. Reply to this post with one of the pictures on the first page of results (don't tell me the word).

4. Put this in your own journal so that I can do the same.

*sigh*

I'll get this out of the way first.  I'm not editing this.  Warned.

I'm not going to be able to make it to coronation like I thought I would.  Things have just been getting progessively more busy and I ned this weekend to sweep my shit into a pile.

Second.  I got a call that my Uncle Steve was in the hospital last night.  He ended up wrecking his back at work.  This was not a "Oh I pulled a muscle but a full blown "send me to a different hospital with better kind of medication"  sor t of thing.  The harshest part is that it was at work.  Now many of you out in the wires and lights from here have missed out on the hellishness that is factory work.  If you want more information on what it is like to kill yourself in a hot box or refrigerator...well rather than explain it, I will refer you to "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair.  There really are few differences from then to now.  I have worked in various types of meat machines for a third of my life.

Anyway, he is laid up and is scared of losing the shitty job he has.  There is no real fight against the company actually paying his WC claim,. however, there are some fears that will need to be addressed.

1) Due to the amount of pain, my uncle was forced to take painkillers before he could take his urine test.  He was repeatedly told that he needed to take the medication and he repeatedly told them that he couldn't take anything until after his drug test was taken.  Unfortuantely, the amount of pain bested him and he took the meds.

2) Secondly, this company has a tendancy, once a person is in the hospital, to put them to work again in another position that they make up, then, after the person has been in the job for a while will terminate the position, thus terminating the employee.

My uncle has been talking with a lawyer already; however, the attorney spines in this area regarding factories tend to turn to Jello and finding lawyers that are willing to take cases like this tend towards the shady.  

Now, I am showing my prejudice against factories and it is one of the few prejudices I have little interest in losing.  I have seen so many people eaten by large metal machines pulling out chip clips and coffee mugs...godDMANIT! people are not just sacks of fucking blood put on the planet to make sure we get fucking garbage bags and twist ties!

Ethics and law.  It is not illegal to be a fucking vampire as long as you don't take the blood through your teeth.  It is not illegal to work a person into the dirt, knowing they don't have a choice.  It is not illegal to request that a person work 12 hours a day in 100 degree heat building truses as long as they don't fall down and they get under 40 hours.  It is not illegal to mind fuck you, debase you or intimidate you as long as they aren't looking at your chest.  It is not every persons right to have happiness, only their right to pursue it: meaning that they don't have to treat you like a human being, they only need to give you that hope.  OUr OSEA laws are ineffective, and that 1 to 2% of the WC cases that have been  victimizing those poor multi-million dollar factories have made laws so strict that if you hold up the nub of a mutilated hand an employer only needs to say: "Well they have the other one, he was like that when we hired him, this is going to raise our taxes."
This is for my WoW savvy friends so if you are not interested in this subject, go ahead and give it a pass:

I am looking to move my level 53 rogue to another server.  I want a place where I can:

1) Hang with friends

2) Has a reasonable population, trying to stay away from the Highs if I can

3) Won't get ganged jumped by a bunch of 70 raid monkeys that expect me to be on every night for them.

4) the economy is not completely damaged.

Only doing this once, so make your pitch. :)

Vengeance is Mine

I have decided to do something a little new to keep my chops up.

If in the course of your news related travels, between now and tomorrow at this same time, find an article of someone doing something horrific or inhuman, post a link here and I will respond with a revenge plot suitable for the perpetrator.  Though Bush is an easy target, please look to those stories that may not be getting the kind of bad press they so richly deserve.

Keep in mind that I do not condone the use of germ warfare or burning pets...but I understand it.