Thursday, June 23, 2016

Scott Adams and "gun control."

I don't often read Scott Adams blog.  No reason, it's just not in my reading list.  But he just put out a pretty interesting article entitled Why gun control can't be solved in the USA.

It is quite witty and full of snark.  It does go into how different perceptions make a different argument for each set of voters.

I present to you the fourth paragraph:

"But we do know that race and poverty are correlated. And we know that poverty and crime are correlated. And we know that race and political affiliation are correlated. Therefore, my team (Clinton) is more likely to use guns to shoot innocent people, whereas the other team (Trump) is more likely to use guns for sporting and defense."

Like I said.  His use of snark is excellent.  Adams makes some good points, and is pretty funny doing it.

Go read it.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Lazy Weekends - Make Me Believe

"...let us not reach for the low-hanging fruit of blaming the killer’s guns."

Long time no post.  Sorry to let down my one or two readers.

I have been absolutely sickened by the act of senseless violence down in Florida.  Unfortunately too many activists have been dancing in the blood of the victims in order to preach for gun control.

Too many politicians and activists try to focus on confiscating/controlling firearms from the law abiding, because it is easy to control and measure.  Sadly that is merely reaching for the "low hanging fruit."  It does not properly impact those who act in a criminal nature.

Banning guns will not make the US a paradise.  It did not help the Republic of Mexico, why would it help here?

Here is a link to the Pink Pistols.

"Gwendolyn Patton, First Speaker of the Pink Pistols, an international GLBT self-defense organization, warns people not to jump immediately to the assailant’s guns as the object of blame, but to concentrate instead on Mateen’s violent acts. “The Pink Pistols gives condolences to all family and friends of those killed and injured at Pulse,” began Patton. “This is exactly the kind of heinous act that justifies our existence. At such a time of tragedy, let us not reach for the low-hanging fruit of blaming the killer’s guns. Let us stay focused on the fact that someone hated gay people so much they were ready to kill or injure so many. A human being did this. The human being’s tools are unimportant when compared to the bleakness of that person’s soul. I say again, GUNS did not do this. A human being did this, a dead human being. Our job now is not to demonize the man’s tools, but to condemn his acts and work to prevent such acts in the future.”  

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Comcast keeps loosing sound!

I have Comcast service.

They suck.

One issue I have is that my basic cable box keeps loosing sound.  I had to replace it multiple times before I figured out the problem.

Apparently the box will switch to Spanish Language.  Why it does this, I don't know.  So what happens is that some channels will be normal, but others will have no sound what so ever.

I've yet to find a channel that will actually speak in Spanish as of yet.

So, this is very annoying.  In order to change the language you have to hit the Xfinity button on the remote and go through the menu there.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Archer Reviews Every James Bond Film.

It's been a little bit since I posted.  So I might as well post something for everyone.  Archer reviews James Bond.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Feeling blue.

Sad day.  Dissapointed in life.  Dissapointed in myself.  Can't seem to get my feet underneath of me in order to get my head straight.  There are days like this every so often.  Things will get better.

That's all for now.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Thoughts on Raconteur Report's Adult Supervision & the Media Plan

This is an interesting post.

Raconteur Report: Adult Supervision & the Media Plan

Whenever I teach, I try to stress that perception is reality.  How you perceive yourself is one thing, how others perceive you is another.  And when one is managing an event that is viewed by others, we must put our best professional foot forward.  (The short of it is watch your language and maintain clear verbal commands, while there is more to it I shall not go into it here.)

While a portion of this was directed at the idiocy that was the Oregon occupation, this essay would have been helpful with a lot of the other protests in the past few years such as the Occupy Wall Street groups.

I've noted that different media entities take up for certain...  Protesters?  Activists?  Heck, different alphabet medias will each term the groups different ways depending on how they intend to portray them.  I remember in college that I was taught that the media could not influence a person's decision making.  But they can, due to the fact that they can filter what information is presented thus the viewers are not making fully informed decisions.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Don't Give Up - AMV

Per: wolven outcast

 "No matter the wall, no matter the darkness we all try to thrive. Sometimes the burdern is greater than we think we can handle, no matter how hard we strive. We all want to be special if only for a little while, to see the the light at its brightest. but the darkness consumes our every thought, leaving us not even in the slightest. I know, perhaps better it is that i hope there is someone for me. Lonely hearts sometimes find their way, far off the bitter coast into the sea. Love the song and the words, even if for now i cannot feel their warmth. Rest now its time to sleep, before the reaver's sythe i keep."