Thursday, May 28, 2009

Don't Threaten Suicide In China Unless You Mean It!

I really have nothing to add to this other than to say that is awesome. If Mr. Lian Jiansheng is ever in the United States he can look me up and I'll buy him a beer or whatever he likes to drink, for doing something that more people than will admit would love to do. It would save us all a lot of trouble if we would just let stupid people kill themselves.

BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese man was pushed off a bridge by an angry passer-by after his threat to commit suicide held up traffic for five hours, Chinese media reported on Saturday.

Retired soldier Lian Jiansheng, 66, broke through a police cordon and reached out to shake the hand of would-be jumper Chen Fuchao before shoving him off the bridge.

"I pushed him off because jumpers like Chen are very selfish. Their action violates a lot of public interests," Lai was quoted as saying by the China Daily newspaper.

"They do not really dare to kill themselves. Instead, they just want to raise the relevant government authorities' attention to their appeals."

Chen, 2 million yuan ($293,200) in debt because of a failed building project, fell 8 metres (yards) onto a partially inflated emergency air cushion and was hospitalized with wrist and back injuries. Lai was detained by police.

Chen was at least the twelfth person since early April to threaten suicide at the same spot, the Haizhu bridge in Guangzhou. But none jumped and -- until Lian gave Chen a helping hand -- none was pushed.

I found this article here.

You Can't Fly An American Flag In An American Hospital

Is it okay to show your patriotism at the office?


Apparently not in the United Socialist States of America. An Arlington woman hung an American flag in her office just before the Memorial Day weekend and was told to remove it.

Debbie McLucas is one of four hospital supervisors at Kindred Hospital in Mansfield. Last week, she hung a three-by-five foot American flag in the office she shares with the other supervisors. When McLucas came to work Friday, her boss told her another supervisor had found her flag offensive.

The supervisor who complained has been in the United States for 14 years and is formerly from Africa. That supervisor actually took down the flag herself and placed them on the floor. The hospital higher-ups had told also told McLucas that some patients' families and visitors had also complained. "I was told it wouldn't matter if it was only one person," she said. "It would have to come down."

After not returning the calls to the news sources for a good while, which I'm sure was because they realized the verbal lashing they were going to receive, the hospital eventually came back with a retort "The disagreement was over the size of the flag and not what it symbolized. We have invited the employee to put the flag back up." When she was first told the flag had to go, nobody mentioned anything about its size being the root of the problem.

That's because they had to have time to think up the size excuse which is still pretty fucking sad. This is something that is worth of a black eye. I'm definitely not a perpetual flag waver, and I have a lot of problems with this country I'll admit. When it comes to the flag though I respect what it stands for and I respect those who fight and those who have died to keep it that way. It's one thing to be proud of your heritage whether it be American or African, French, or Russian, but if you move from Africa to America you damn well better shut your fucking mouth when patriotism is displayed for the country you're residing in!

To our African friend... if you love your own country so much, if you're so offended by our flag, go the fuck back to that aids infested shithole of a continent from which you came. We have plenty of people here who would happily take your job and your privileges at the expense of looking at that flag you find so offensive.

As for the patients who didn't like the flag... I'm pretty sure it's a safe bet to say they're also not from this country because it wasn't Berkley California where this happened. If our flag isn't good enough for you, then neither is our health care. Either put up with the flag and shut up about it or get out of our hospital and go fend for yourself.

I never cease to be amazed at the complete and utter stupidity that pollutes society.

I actually found out about this over at Federale ,so thanks for the heads up.

Apparently since I'm behind, you can also find this at The Sniper ... he also has done some fine research into contact info for various higher ups at the hospital if you feel like pitching a bitch at somebody you should head over and check that out.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Book #2

This is the latest book I finished reading. I skipped a couple postings of the last two or three I finished because I simply got lazy. Not solely because I was lazy though, partly because the books weren't that good to begin with. This one was different though.


I had to post it because I really enjoyed this book. Basically it's a fairly blunt case for why faith itself is dangerous in modern life. Harris gives many well written and well explained reasons why blind faith is dangerous in a modern world of weapons of mass destruction. Sadly the book wasn't quite long enough to explain the need for reason over faith to those who follow faith and therefore fail to reason.

Harris makes references to several different world religions in this book though the prime players are Islam (rightly deserved these days) and Christianity. I'm fairly confident that this book isn't going to sway the minds of the hardcore members of any religion and the author knows that as well. This book should absolutely be read by anybody who's questioning their faith or that of others. This book should also be read by anybody who is willing to take a neutral stance of modern religion and thinks this is an acceptable alternative to knowledge and conflict that comes with it when speaking of this subject.

Harris makes the case, and does so effectively, that a passive stance on religion is not acceptable. I believe he uses the analogy something along these lines, A single knife wielding sociopath can effectively eliminate an entire city full of pacifists without opposition if given the time to do so and many of todays sociopaths (replace with religious fundamentalists) are much better armed).

It's time that we as a society grow up and put away our overactive religious imaginations before more people get hurt. If some people can't play in a moderate manner with their religions on their own it is going to fall on the rest of us to either fall prey or to moderate. The choice is ours and the decision we're thus far making is going to turn out with a very unpleasant end.

Judge Sonya Sotomayor - Another Fighter For The Entitlement Minorities?

The Cult of Obama has struck again. This time with the a nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for supreme court. I'm extremely excited about this one because who better to make tough decisions on the tough issues of today than a woman who has proven to have poor judgment in such cases. I'm fairly confident in saying that this is one more fairly unambiguous step toward a disastrous liberal future.


Thus far I've heard them talk her up as having a "formidable track record" and being "sharp" and "smart". They've talked about how much she's overcome and how she's such a role model. This talk, of course, has come from the Obamatrons themselves and 95% of those were people with thick Latin American accents. This all has the same sort of feeling that the election of the messiah itself had for me. "Take that whitey!" All this is basically doing is adding more heads to the line for freebies. Adding groups of people who feel like they too are now entitled to something even though they aren't even from this country.

I'm sure she's wonderful, but I've read her biography and it doesn't appear that she's overcome all that much. She's Puerto Rican, big deal, she's been here since she was a kid and by the looks of her wikipedia picture she's about 80 now.

Let's take a look at one of Sotomayors smart, sharp, and formidable cases right quick, shall we? Ricci v. DeStefano was labeled as a difficult race case. We'll take a look back and see how difficult it was.

The city of New Haven, Conn., decided to base future promotions in its firefighting force—there were seven for captain and eight for lieutenant—primarily on a written test.

That seems pretty fair to me

The city paid an outside consultant to design the test so that it would be job-related. Firefighters studied for months. Of the 41 applicants who took the captain exam, eight were black; of the 77 who took the lieutenant exam, 19 were black. None of the African-American candidates scored high enough to be promoted. For both positions, only two of 29 Hispanics qualified for promotion.

So, what does the city do when the black and hispanic candidates are too stupid to outscore the whites on the test for promotions. The city throws out the test results and doesn't give the deserved promotions to the whites who earned them in the prescribed manner. The only step yet to be taken is the fine print that says "test results not valid unless the highest scores are obtained by members of minority groups. In the event that whites should outscore these groups the results will be considered unfair under affirmative action laws and discarded as such." This way at least they wouldn't be misleading anybody.

Faced with these complaints, which translated into both political and potential legal fallout in a city that is nearly 60 percent African-American, New Haven withdrew its test. But that fueled an intense and also understandable frustration on the part of the white firefighters who'd spent time and money on test-prep materials.

Who cares about them, this is America 2009 where white people don't count. I think there are too many white firefighters already. It shouldn't matter if there was only one black candidate and he couldn't count to 8, there need to be 3 blacks in this department!

Oh shit, that makes perfect sense! I bet the city payed the outside consultant to make the test unpassable to blacks and hispanics! Now granted, there may be better methods of promotion and it seems this may be the lazy way, but it's not racist. I'm so sick of whiny-ass-crybaby minorities who scream racism every chance they get. This is the entitlement mentality that has and is further ruining our country. Because the blacks and hispanics weren't smart enough in this case to pass the test the test must not be fair. I'm sure it's because they came from a poor background aye?

Long story short, the white firefighters sued for reverse discrimination and Sotomayor was one of the judges to basically say "piss off whitey, you owe the minorities." As of now the case has been picked up by the supreme court and has yet to be decided. Fortunately the decision is set to come in June which will take place before Sotomayor's confirmation hearings.

I hope that there is justice for the white firefighters who studied and earned the promotions in the form that they were offered. I know this will never happen because the Supreme Court is every bit, if not more liberal in many cases, but it's a nice thought. Everybody should, and did have an equal chance, they all knew about the test and were, therefore, on equal footing.

I also hope this helps to keep Sotomayor from getting the nod for supreme court because the last thing we need is more judges who will promote the entitlement society that we've cultivated. I am pretty sure this isn't the case either for the reasons stated above. Some people are not meant for promotion, other people are meant for outright failure. I don't care if you're black, white, hispanic, or all of the above, if you're too stupid or too unfit to make the cut then too goddamn bad, swallow the pill and get on with your shitty life.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Rolling Thunder D.C. XXII

Tomorrow morning... should be fun as well as interesting. Rolling Thunder D.C. XXII


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Corporate Horseshit and Bad Economy Meet Political Correctness

I'm slightly annoyed by this particular article, which I believe originated in the Wall Street Journal. For the sake of time I'm not going to quote and pick apart the whole thing, only the parts that irritate me the most. You can find the full article here.

The basic point is that as the job market bellies up, employers must decide who gets the sore ass and who gets to stay a bit longer. The basic point I'm making is that Americans in general are stupid (yeah I said it what of it) and therefore, employers are often also stupid. Why you might ask would you make such a general statement about Americans in general? No I'm not French, I just don't like the way this country is run and I don't like the way most of the people here think.

The article talked about "age discrimination" and various other reasons for losing or keeping jobs. What it all boils down to is whiny, hippie-ass, horseshit. Let me explain to you why I think that.

Discrimination as something that can bring about lawsuits is a steaming pile of shite. This is completely subjective. What one person sees as "discrimination" simply because the outcome didn't suit them, is a perfectly fair practice in the mind of somebody else. Most people just want to make an excuse for why they aren't a turd and should be valued even though they are a turd and have no value.

Employees in their 20s and 30s are finding themselves more at risk of a layoff, according to labor lawyers, as employers look to avoid age-discrimination lawsuits by adopting a "last one in, first one out" policy and turn to tenure as a means of conducting layoffs. In some cases, young, childless professionals say they feel they're being targeted in layoffs, while employees who have families to support are given special consideration.

While no age group is exempt from layoffs, younger workers seem to be shouldering a larger percentage of the burden, according to recent Labor Department figures. The unemployment rate for those between the ages of 25 and 34 was 9.6% in April 2009, up from 4.9% a year earlier. For those ages 55 and older, the unemployment rate was 6.2% in April 2009, compared with 3.3% a year earlier.

Why the fuck should younger people get laid off just because older people will sue. If the older person is the better employee then there is no way that the employer will ditch them for the young one. This is simply good business practice. I say this knowing full well that the young employee being kept is the one who probably lives to work. This person likely works more hours than I would be willing to and has a personal life that suffers because of it on occasion. I don't agree with employers making employees work a 12 hour day but if the employees are willing to be a social retard and work all day I would save money by working them too if I were the employer.

Older workers probably make more too I'm sure some say, that's true. I've found in my travels in the business world that the extra money they make is as often as not... unearned. More money for being there longer instead of better work is not a worthy argument for the employee.

Companies don't like [layoffs by seniority], but [they're] also the easiest to defend," says Gerald Hathaway, co-chairman of the business-restructuring practice group with employment law firm Littler Mendelson. If you have a bona fide seniority system it's a defense for any type of discrimination, according to the law, he adds.

This next section annoyed me the most of all the sections. In fact, now that I'm back to it I'm getting pissed off just thinking about it.

The emotional impact of layoffs can affect a manager's decision when it comes to choosing who gets the ax -- and that can also disproportionately affect younger workers. "It takes a tremendous toll on managers," says Mitchell Marks, a professor of organizational change in the College of Business at San Francisco State University. Mr. Marks says when layoff decisions come to a tie breaker, personal and family situations often come into play.

"I've had plenty of managers sit me down and say 'Joe's spouse just got diagnosed with cancer but Jane's spouse is an M.D.,' " says Mr. Marks of the explanations of how a layoff has been decided. The same decision-making process can occur when choosing who gets laid off between a single 20-something employee or, say, a 50-year-old employee with two kids in college.

Now I can deal the the spouse having cancer vs. the spouse who's an M.D. that's a no brainer. It's the single 20-something vs. the 50-year-old with kids that pisses me off. I realize these aren't that much different in some respects but they are in others. Why should that 20-something have to move back in with his or her parents or put his or her life on hold because of somebody else's life choices?

I'm not 20-something but I am single (for the moment... from marriage status point of view) my girlfriend and I have discussed marriage, but neither of us want kids. When that happens and we're without kids but some other family chooses to have kids, why should I pay the price for that. If you choose kids in this world you choose the additional risk that goes along with it. I'll be honest with you, I don't want kids for many reasons and I don't feel sorry for them if you're the poorer worker and end up jobless.

This is how life should work. Better worker keeps the job and what irresponsible choices you made with your penis shouldn't affect me. This is why our country is the mess that it is. This really is the nice way to do things, the moral way and what not. The moral, nice way, is how mankind destroys himself. This goes right along with the rider theory. If you have 5 people and 5 horses you'll move great. If you keep picking up riders along the route you're going to get slower and slower and have to stop for more breaks. Eventually you'll have so many riders and not enough horses and the horses backs with break and the caravan stops. Our caravan is stopping motherfuckers!


Svetlana Gelman, 24, worked in the marketing department of a law firm until December when she was laid off. She feels strongly that her age and the fact that she doesn't have a family to support put her at greater risk before the layoff. Ms. Gelman says she was competing head-to-head with another employee with a child, who was hired a few months after Ms. Gelman and often would use her sacrifices as a parent to tout her dedication to the firm. "The person was very tactical, she would bring the child in, spoke about him all the time and would say things like 'My child is sick but I'm still here,' " says Ms. Gelman.

And as work became more scarce and layoffs loomed, Ms. Gelman says she was let go while her colleague remained, despite the fact that Ms. Gelman earned less and often worked longer hours because of her co-worker's child-care responsibilities.

People with kids piss me off. If you want them they are your responsibility. Don't ever expect me to pick up your slack or feel sorry for you because you chose to have kids. If you can't have kids and carry your own weight then make the fucking choice because I won't work an extra 12 seconds to facilitate that choice you made.

Still, there are ways younger workers can go about safeguarding their jobs. High-maintenance attitudes typical of younger workers also make them more prone to the chopping block in a down economy, says Bruce Tulgan, author of "Not Everyone Gets a Trophy." Twentysomething professionals tend to demand flexibility, responsibility and high pay, he says -- all things that aren't going to be well-received in this environment.

This is understandable to a point. Work is work, you can't have everything you want. I also have seen another side of this working as a consultant. Far too many employers expect employees to work 6 or even 7 days a week at shifts of 10 or 12 hours. This is borderline criminal if not absolutely unacceptable. Maybe some people want to to earn extra money and if that's the case it should be optional. That has turned into a requirement for getting the job in the first place. It's no wonder we're a society of pissed off, overworked, overstressed, disasters that we are.

I sincerely think this should be illegal. I won't go into a long drawn out detail but I'll briefly make a point. What happens at the end of a long work day? Is your mind as fresh? Do you think as clearly or try as hard as the beginning of the day? Sometimes maybe, many times probably not as much. What happens if we take that work day from 8 to 12 hours a day? Now we add Saturday to the schedule too? You pick the line of work and I'll tell you why this person will do a shoddier job. Now do you want somebody constructing a skyscraper in this manner? Do you want operated by an ER doctor under these circumstances? I think not.

Lee Greenwood Bringing In The Donations

So there is what appears to be a telethon on the Hallmark Channel right now called "Americans Feeding Americans". I really didn't watch it long but I watched it long enough t both feel sorry for a few people they "interviewed" and to realize they found a few career welfare recipients. Let me tell you what, they picked some terrible singers/bands for this mother of a telethon. Oak Ridge Boys, Lee Greenwood,

The best part was that I caught it just in time to see Lee motherfucking Greenwood! Yeah baby! I had no idea that this guy was still trying to prolong his 15 minutes of fame. This guy is impressive... he has been squeezing the blood out of a single stone for 20 years with that damn one hit wonder song.


Give it up Lee Greenwood, I know exactly how proud you are to be an American. You are just proud enough to refuse to take the stage at a concert honoring veterans, police and firefighters in Denver over a payment dispute. This was a while back but some people may not know and beating a dead horse is always fun.

Greenwood's manager said that $20,000 was owed but the concert organizer came up with only about $14,000. The same manager said $2,000 of that was a personal check, but the contract specified cash or a cashier's check. The concert organizer claims he had $18,000 in cash and a $2,000 check from the Knights of Columbus, a service organization. Greenwood said they shouldn't be angry at him, they should be angry at the man who put on the show.

Greenwood said it was only the third time in his 25 years of touring that a pay dispute stopped him from playing."I feel bad for the audience," he said. "I hate it when these things happen."

SURE YA DO LEE... Retire already, you suck buddy and you only have one way played out song.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Toxic / Hazardous Waste Management Class

This is sort of a random thought but I felt the need to post it for no good reason. I had to sit through a class today on Toxic / Hazardous Waste Management, Resource Conservation & Recovery Act, Superfund Amendment, all that fun stuff. It's been years since I had to sit through a class as opposed to teaching one. I forgot how hard it is to stay awake. The class was taught by a company with the term "technology" in the name. The whole class thus far, 1/2 days was taught on a combination of two white boards. I was under the assumption that a company called "_________ Technologies" would actually use modern technologies.

I was mistaken. I haven't seen white boards used for years. That's like one small step up from using an overhead projector.


This might have been one of the least effective methods they could have chosen to use for a subject that is already so inherently boring. The same amount of information it takes 2 days to put on a white board could be done in less than one on powerpoint. I have no idea how I managed to stay awake through the bad jokes and painful boredom. I can't wait until day two.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

My Weekend, The Wedding, Lost, and Bored.

I'm sitting here in Pittsburgh bored out of my mind so I decided to write about my day yesterday. I'm rarely serious but I'll warn you that this particular post isn't going to be funny. Most won't even find it entertaining but it's giving me something to do.

Friday afternoon I drove down to Virginia as I usually do on my weekends. I didn't get to stay long because we had to come back north to Pittsburgh for a wedding on Saturday night. So basically I drove 6 hours on Friday only to turn around and drive another 4.5 back to Pittsburgh the next day. It's a good thing that I really don't mind driving. I should have known that there would be problems when I got to Virginia late due to spending too much time at the Harley dealership shopping for parts I really didn't need but thought I should have.

I didn't make it to the end of my trip, or so I thought, until just around 3:30 pm when I approached within about 2 miles of the beltway traffic fucking stopped. I should have known better than to even get on the beltway but since I don't really know the other roads in the area well I had little other alternative. Usually traffic doesn't get this bad until later around 4:30 or 5 from my experience but today I was wrong. My original arrival time was supposed to be 4:10 but I had still only moved maybe a mile by 4:10 so I got pissed off and changed my gps around in an attempt to find a suitable alternative route. This was also a bad idea. I did finally manage to get off the beltway but the route it chose was either just as bad or even worse.

I ended up being taken through what I suspect may have been Arlington and right through downtown. Between stoplights, and people who try to beat the yellow by driving into the intersection where they sit blocking traffic until the opposing light turns red again, I sat and sat and sat, moving nowhere. I actually sat at one stoplight through 7 green lights because of people doing exactly this. I was nearly homicidal by the time I finally got through. When I finally got to Alexandria it was more than 2 hours later than it should have been, actually turning a 5.5 hour trip into nearly 8 hours.

Anyhow, Saturday my girlfriend and I met up with her sister in law and set out for Pittsburgh. We thought we left in plenty of time to make the wedding at 6:00 pm but in a manner true to the beginning of the weekend we were so very wrong. We got to the hotel at about 5:00 pm because of ridiculous traffic again. We simply couldn't win. I needed a shower badly because of sweating and stress and by the time I was finished and they got ready we had about 40 minutes to get there which should have put us there with 10 minutes or so to spare.

It turns out that the two freeways that the gps wanted to take us on were closed for work all weekend so we had to find an alternative route. Since I'm too cheap to buy a good gps and pay for the subscription for one that updates best routes and traffic patterns it turns out we were fucked and didn't even know it yet. We had to drive all back roads through traffic and lights and by the time we thought we were getting close we were going to be 6 minutes late. If only.

We drove around and around and eventually the gps brought us to our destination which was supposed to be a church but it turns out that it was directly under a bridge in what didn't appear to be a very good part of town, there was no church to be found. There was a building with a man in it though so I decided that I would go ask him since I thought maybe there was a restroom in his building and it was worth a try so we might get there without me pissing myself.

The very helpful and friendly man let me use the restroom and even printed out mapquest directions for us since the multiple calls to my girlfriend's family were not helping and everybody was stressed. We attempted to follow the mapquest directions and ended up in another shady part of town where we actually drove by some interesting looking characters playing dice or some shit, betting on the sidewalk in basically a back alley of a derelict building. That was pretty nice, we sped through there at about 60 miles an hour trying to avoid getting shot at because we were out of place to put it mildly. Mapquest directions weren't working.

Eventually, somewhere near an hour late for the ceremony and pretty sure we would miss it, somebody decided to double check the gps. It turns out that when the gps was programmed it somehow got programmed with two addresses in it as one, this is why were were getting nowhere even though it pretended it knew where we were going for an hour. Reprogramming the gps we soon realized that if we had programmed it properly we would have been where we intended to go at least an hour sooner and maybe even early. At one point we had been less than 2 blocks away.

Fortunately due to a slow start we managed to get there just in time for the "I do's". It was a pretty interesting wedding I have to say. I kinda liked it. I normally try at all cost to avoid this sort of thing, I hate weddings most of the time, they're stuffy and overly dressed and extremely boring but this one turned out to be not so bad.

I've actually never seen anything like it. The groomsmen all were black jeans and basically the rest of those who attended wore whatever it was that they felt like wearing or so it appeared. I'm not sure how to describe it all without seeming judgmental because for once I'm not trying to be. Since I'm a bit out of the loop I fail to have the proper term to describe the fashion of the wedding goers. I don't want to use emo because that's not it though some may mistake it for that. Punk could possibly also be used but I don't think that's totally accurate either. It was just a really interesting bunch of people. I've never seen so many tattoos in one place except maybe a biker rally and this was a wedding.

Most of these people I think are also very religious. It's sort of a punk church. In fact, it's the church of the guy who did my last tattoo and he was there. So died black hair, tattoos abound, rockabilly, punk, emo, everything was present in abundance that one does not picture when one pictures a wedding. I was definitely entertained. If these people walked into a normal church, the usually uppity crowd would probably shit themselves thinking they were being invaded by a group of post apocalyptic heathens but they would be quite wrong.

I didn't spend much, really any time mingling because they weren't my people, I didn't know anybody and I was only there for my girlfriend but it wasn't bad, I liked the relaxed atmosphere and all of the people seemed from what I could gather to be a personable and fun loving group. The music was terrible and I'm not sure if that was planned or not but it wasn't what I was expecting. Basically it was all 80's music.

The highlight of the night was watching a group that I now call the Punk Wedding All-Star Dance Squad get down all spastic-like for at least a half hour. There was a dude with some long ass hair and big mutton chops who was the life of the party. I think it was Neil Young. Even if it wasn't Neil Young that's what I called him because it looked just like him. When I get married I'm finding Neil and inviting him to my wedding because dude was awesome.

All things considered, the night wasn't so bad. We eventually left the wedding and came back to the hotel room where I drank some absinthe while we watched Monty Python and The Holy Grail. Now I'm stuck in the hotel by myself since my girlfriend had to go home.

It's official, having a girlfriend in another state makes it so one lives only for the weekends. It's pretty goddamn depressing when you lose those weekends to work and that's putting me in a rather shitty mood since I have to teach next Saturday, a class I don't want to teach on a day I don't want to teach it, keeping me from the one person who keeps me sane. Two more days in this damn place to attend class and then I have to muddle through two more weeks of shit before I get my weekends back. Fuck, I hope I live through this.

Smoke More Or Pay The Price

I love this. I saved this article several days ago for posting but due to severely limited time I am just now getting around to it. I'm not going to get all long winded because the point is short, simple, funny, and pretty fucked up in a retarded in communist sort of way. Smoke or pay the fine for not smoking... only in China!


The Gong'an county government in Hubei province has ordered its staff to smoke 230,000 packs of Hubei-produced cigarette brands a year. If they fail to meet their target lung destruction level they will be monetarily penalized. This is all in the name of selling more cigarettes which are made in the county in an attempt to boost the local economy via the cigarette tax.

On the other hand, another study says that China has 350 million smokers, of whom a million die of smoking-related diseases every year. More than half of all male doctors in China smoke , but the government is now trying harder to get them to kick the habit in order to set an example for others.

This comes as no surprise to me in a country that never ceases to amaze me with the ridiculous regulations they put in place for seemingly very shady reasons. I won't complain, eventually they'll kill off their whole work force and will defeat their own rising super-power status so hey, smoke away China. While you're at it, why not have unprotected sex with dirty people, then you can boost the local drug market by selling more genital herpes drugs to control your outbreaks. Or you could promote more speeding so you can boost local economy by fining speeders. The possibilities are endless when you're as fucked up as China. Keep setting an example for the world china!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Book #1

If anybody reads my blog on a regular basis, you may begin to wonder what fills my head with the ideas it is filled with. Just one of those things would be the books I read. Generally speaking I manage to finish one, maybe two a week, I'm a nerd like that. I've decided that I will start posting those books in case anybody is looking for something good to read. I figure I'll post the books I liked and a brief reason why, if it interests you then I'll leave it to you to research more information on it. My mind is rather random so I cover a variety of subjects for a variety of reasons but generally speaking, I try to learn something from what I spend my time reading so maybe I'll give somebody an interesting idea, who knows.

The first book I'm going to begin with is probably number at least number 50 something in the list this year but I rather enjoyed it.


This was a really interesting book, pretty easy read as well. Basically it talks about the current situation of industry in China. I've heard quite a number of times, generally out of the mouths of Chinese officials, about how they are a developing country much like the U.S. or other modern powers back during the industrial revolution. I never actually really bought into all their reasons until I read this book. I always figured it was simply a poor excuse for not utilizing modern safety precautions or employing environmental safeguards. All things considered, it actually is just that. Although, when it really comes down to it, after reading this book I see exactly what they mean, this is the truth.

Is it a good excuse for jeopardizing the health and safety of Chinese workers, or contributing to the destruction of the environment? I don't think it is. I don't even believe in global warming, at least not as a human cause, but if you've ever thought about it you should read this book. I honestly believe now that in the long run things are going to slow down in China, and according to this book, it's in the forseeable future. Yes, they pretty much own us at this point, but slowly they are, and will lose their competitive price advantage on goods manufactured there. I definitely recommend this book, I really enjoyed it.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009



!Los Bombas Y Los Hombres No Intelligentes!

Mexican stupidity at its very best. Watch this and you will not be disappointed. If you watch carefully you will notice the care taken in not only choosing, but also properly donning personal protective equipment for the task at hand. One can only hope that they kill themselves before they manage to reproduce.

Here are some more scenes from this "Carnival". Looks like good, wholesome, fun for the entire family! Notice the firearms being utilized in a controlled and safe manner.

Muzzle control... don't learn it from Mexicans!

Monday, May 4, 2009

If There's Grass On The Field Play... If Not... Practice?

I love the Saudis. What other country has the lips of the American government so firmly and seemingly permanently attached to their ass. President happy ending Obama even bowed like the eunich servant that he is to a Saudi king (one of probably like 4,000 of the Saudi kings but that's just details). In the news this time is yet one more of the silly little quirks of this wonderful desert culture.

In Saudi Arabia you have so much freedom that next time some redneck American this is the best country in the world you can tell him. "Yes you're pretty free but can you get married to a toddler" and he will be jealous. Our brilliant sand dwelling amigos have no problem with it, I personally don't see what is the appeal of having a "wife" who also needs to have her diapers changed, but to each his own you know? Anyhow, here's the actual story slightly modified by myself to make the point without the ramble.

An 8-year-old Saudi girl was forced by her father into a marriage with a 50-year-old man for a $13,000 bride price.

Saudi Arabia has come under criticism at home and abroad for permitting child marriages. The United States, a close ally of the conservative Muslim kingdom, has called child marriage a "clear and unacceptable" violation of human rights.

So the Saudi's look at fair trade differently than we do. WE BE HATIN'! Be culturally sensitive America. After all, the girl was allowed to divorce the man who was probably ok with it not having to babysit after he got his Pedo on.

Originally a court rejected a request by the girl's mother for a divorce and ruled that the girl would have to wait until she reached puberty to file a petition then.

There are no laws in Saudi Arabia defining the minimum age for marriage. Though a woman's consent is legally required, some marriage officials don't seek it.

Saudi newspapers have highlighted several cases in which young girls were married off to much older men or young boys including a 15-year-old girl whose father, a death-row inmate, married her off to a cell mate.

Saudi Arabia's conservative Muslim clergy have opposed the drive to end child marriages. In January, the kingdom's most senior cleric said it was permissible for 10-year-old girls to marry and those who believe they are too young are doing the girls an injustice.

You must keep in mind that Islam is a great, fair, and just religion. They are peaceful and wise, it is a good religion even if they do lay the pipe to little girls now and then.

There are no statistics to show how many marriages involving children are performed in Saudi Arabia every year. Activists say the girls are given away in return for hefty marriage gifts or as a result of long-standing custom in which a father promises his infant daughters and sons to cousins out of a belief that marriage will protect them from illicit relationships.

That is brilliant, how could that not work? There is simply no way that could fail! Islam is such an awesome religion, we should all take up. We could fuck camels, and hit people with swords, and bone the children, chuck rocks at women who's hair shows. We could stop bathing and center our day around washing our feet only and praying and praying until our knees bleed. We could spew hatred about the evil Zionist Jews. We can live on mud hovels and sleep on dirt floors and wipe our asses with our non-eating hand. Oh the grand time to be had. Don't judge them America, just because they like to get to the field before the grass grows on it.

Haha, sick fuckers, I say nuke em. Yet whitey in his never ending quest to show how progressive he is, would never condemn their way of life as the ludicrous failure of humanity that it actually is.