May 012016
 

Ok, so a lot more time that I wanted went by.. I did get a video in the can, but that is about the extent of it. I don’t know why I let my weekends slip by on me like that. I still need to put together Computron. I have a couple holes to drill still, and then assembly.

I really need to get more videos done, I have a few I need to edit as well, I have been doing them in a much slower pace than I have wanted to, all because I feel disappointed that I have had so little viewers and feedback. It seems like every project I have done has been a failure. This one included, even though it has been slightly better than others. I get a couple of likes but no shares on the posts. Very little comments in general. My biggest amount of feedback is instagram, least is facebook, and now with facebook starting to fuck with instagram timelines, I have a feeling that instagram feedback is going to drop like a rock. I just wish I got a bit more love, especially from my friends.

Speaking of friends, I lost another one. She decided her god was more important than our friendship. I needed her to go with me to the Bernie rally and even said it was important, but that didn’t phase her. I was willing to miss work for it, but to her church was more important. Really disappointing, especially since we were friends for 15 years. There are 52 weeks out of the year, she could have missed church one week. It makes me a stronger atheist, that is for sure.

This is taking me longer to write than I intended it to. I really need to get back in the habit. I really do. I guess I will get this posted because I am a loser like that.

  
Jun 052010
 

On Friday was payday. I had to do the yearly renewal of the tag. $85. I also had to renew my car insurance another year. That was another $130. But the good news is my rent is going down around $40 or so. That is a good thing. It might go down some more depending on if they want to take my cable out or not. they should, but they haven’t, and so they fucking suck. I am not going to be there another year I have decided. I am going to look for another place, a better place. A house near the beach. That is what I want.

I found a 48 port zyxel managed switch for only $300. I am going to jump on it. That is a sweet deal. I thought I would only get a 24 port for that price. It has everything I need; link aggeration and everything. I was planning on getting everything all at once, but I can’t pass this up and it will be put to immediate use.

So I received a birthday card from my mom, and in it she said something to the effect of “Jared I pray everyday that you will realize that God loves you” or some shit like that. It is really offensive, and she wonders why I don’t like to talk to her and am not close to her. So I am thinking about responding with the following, maybe that will make her realize…

“Mom,

Thank you very much for the birthday card and money. It was very thoughtful of you. I pray and meditate every day that you will realize that praying and worshiping man based gods is not the right path, that Earth Mother and Father Sky are the ones that provides for you, keeps you alive and is where you will ultimately return to.

We are made from Mother Earth and we go back to Mother Earth. – Shenandoah

The Great Spirit is in all things, he is in the air we breathe. The Great Spirit is our Father, but the Earth is our Mother. She nourishes us, that which we put into the ground she returns to us…. “

  
Mood : happygrumpy
Music : Meat Puppets - Liquified
Tv : Cops
 Posted by at 7:55 pm
Sep 282008
 

On Wednesday I went to the Obama speech in Dunedin. You can see pictures here. It was pretty good. I went with Carol and Oliver which made it fun. We got there around 11 am and stood in line for about two hours waiting to get in. I would say the line was about a mile and a half long. If you look at the map you can see where the pictures were taken and it will give you a good idea as to the line’s length. There were around 5-10 McCain supporters there including a guy who was holding a women for McCain banner, and also there was a guy holding a sign with some kind of christian bible scripture on it and below the fable quote was something like say yes if you agree. When we were leaving I yelled out the window no I don’t agree and he looked at me like I was some kind of freak. Oliver spent his time while we were waiting in line harassing the McCain protesters and stumping them. He would say something and it would silence them and cause them to walk away because they didn’t have an answer for it. It was cool to be there with all those people, I was observing who was there, and it was a very eclectic mix of people from redneck looking people to stuffy rich white people, and a few interracial couples. It was pretty cool. Bay News 9 said there were 10,000 people there.

I watched the debate with Carol and Oliver, and you could tell Obama was rubbing McCain the wrong way. McCain would not look at Obama all night long, and you could see him doing his best to keep his cool and not blow up. He was getting more and more agitated and was shifting back and forth. One quote that Obama said that really caught my attention was

We have weakened our capacity to project power around the world because we have viewed everything through this single lens.

The reason why was because of some discussions that Karla and I have been having recently about why the world hates the US. The night before Karla mentioned that the US likes to stick its military bases everywhere, and that is a major deal for a lot of people in other countries. In fact there were talks between the US and Mexican government about the US giving Mexico a lot of money to help them fight the drug cartels and tightening up the borders and it was going well until the US government wanted to put a military base on one of Mexico’s coasts. Because of that Mexico didn’t’ agree to the deal and told them to forget it. Mexico would rather not have help with the drug lords and kidnappings than have a US military base on their land, and they are someone we consider somewhat friendly. Imagine for a moment if Saudi Arabia or Russia wanted to put a military base on our land. I don’t know of any other country that has a military base in the US. I might be wrong, but I don’t think I have heard of such a thing. now when I heard Obama say that, I immediately thought of the discussion I had with Karla and thought about the military bases we have scattered across the world, and thinking of them being the projection of power, or at least a part of it. I don’t think that the average US citizen realizes why even our allies dislike us. “They hate us for our freedoms” is a bullshit thing to say. That isn’t why they hate us. They hate us because we have bases in their regions and in what they consider their holy lands.

Back to the debate… I think that Obama was a bit too soft and generous with McCain. That has been the problem with Democrats, they always play the nice guy and Republicans take advantage of that and come out looking stronger. It is a macho thing with them, and a lot of the voters look at that macho thing as a good quality in a president and vote that way. I think if Obama wants to win over the undecideds he needs to go for the juggler or keep on pushing McCain until he shows his true colors and blows up right on the debate floor. I was waiting for that last night, and I could tell McCain was building that pressure up. I watched Olbermann and Madow’s after debate “analysis” (I always take that with a grain of salt) and olbermann had Joe Biden on. Olbermann asked Biden about him debating Palin.

Olbermann asked Biden if he was going to hold back or come in with kid gloves at the debate. Biden said “no no no I am not going to do that condescending stuff…” He is going to show how inexperienced she is. I am sure he is going to throw her off script and run circles around her. I can’t wait!

  
Mood : happytired
Tv : Animal Cops Houston
 Posted by at 1:45 am
Sep 242006
 

1.What is your main cell phone ring-tone? loud and obnoxious old school telephone ring.

2. What is your default LJ icon? Stewart/ Colbert 08.

3. What station is your car radio permanently tuned to? I don’t listen to the radio, ever.

4. What is your computer desktop image? On \gravy the icon, on \glitch a pretty purple flower.

5. Is there something you wear every single day? my hair I suppose…

6. I wish I had a tracking device on: pens. I always seem to lose pens, and my remotes.

7. What page does your internet browser open with? My LJ friends page

8. This item never leaves my pockets: my sidekicks, wallets, and camera.

9. What TV show do you never miss? Daily Show, Colbert Report, and Weeds lately.

10. What phrase do you hear yourself repeating too often? Fucking cunt!

Jesus Camp coming to a movie theatere near you. This is some pretty scarry shit. Bill Maher’s take on this movie and a trailer of the movie:

It is hard for me to imagine that there are people out there like this, but they do exist. They are the Christian version of The Taliban. Seriously.

Yes, seriously.

Current Music: http://jared.serveftp.net:9000/listen.pls
  
 Posted by at 8:30 pm