Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Resurrection of a Failed Art Form

I am sitting on a makeshift work desk in my room contemplating my next action. I have a website that I'm working on content for, and a new career ahead of me, starting next week. After the past two years working in manufacturing Labs (no not meth, Pharmaceu....wait let's just go with meth, it's cleaner) I am moving on to more of the Business area of business and less with production.

 Though R&D could be cool, but I'm in biotech and with the industry as it is, I have to get my Doctorate to start making $50,000 at that.

 Fuck that. Not enough pay off. I feel bad for the lemmings who think grad school is a way to escape a tanking economy. They are in for a rude awakening, a large bit o' debt, and, worse in my eyes, years of life wasted being a chump. Harsh, maybe. But the numbers don't lie and the job opportunities aren't great.

 If I had a nickel for every law student I have personally talked to who never took the time to look at how many entry level lawyers were being hired, I would quickly convert it to about 3 oz. of silver so as to protect against the depreciating dollar.

 So, the world is a bit scarier than I left it last with this blog. Thankfully, not as scary as I thought could be possible. I admit I had surmised back in March that full scale riots would erupt around September. Instead, Occupy Wall Street stayed relatively peaceful and the cops resorted to violence on ThoughtSpeak pretense.

 But the cold of winter draws in and it comes time once more to be aware of the impending disaster on the horizon for America. Most polled Americans seem to disagree with OWS, and while I do to on many of their socialist and patently proven wrong time and time and again ideas, I understand their frustration. Problem is, most of the coherent thoughts coming from them from around large scale media black out and the truncheons of sadists, would make things worse or are already a reason for how we got to where we are as a country in the first place.

 Guys, we have most of the pillars of Communism firmly established in America THIS IS THE RESULT! War, Poverty, Famine, Death and it really hasn't even begun to get bad yet. So, I will be posting more and more, because I want to push the things I know will A) Bring Peace, Prosperity, and Happiness B) Rapid Technological Advancement Yep, (B) is as important to me as the first three combined.

Thought project for the day, If it was the U.S.S.R. presiding as the World's super power today instead of the U.S.A., what would actually be different?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Little Miss No It All

Tyranny starts at home. I currently live in the pretty town of Portsmouth, NH. As a man who wants to get into business for himself, I saw a fantastic opportunity for a high concept hookah lounge here in the downtown of a well trafficked area.

For months I have researched the feasibility, gotten the money for and was in talks over the perfect location.

Low and behold the health inspector (Kim McNamara) says no. Just no. Is there a city ordinance that I can see? No. Isn't liquor not labeled as a food? No. Do you have any idea of the current economic conditions of the area? No.

Now, I am going to go talk to her in person rather than just getting a rather nasty phone call. Because I have no interest in being so easily booted. I know it to be a losing proposition, because even to get the license I have to get approval from the same lady who just told me "no" without providing any city ordinance or law.

But I did have this to say.

Portsmouth city "services" sits in a monolith of a building atop a hill overlooking the town. They have a vision of a town that is currently being fed by the tourist industry. This they feel is their accomplishment. Not the people who own the business that bring tourists. Nor the general populace that provide a nice community for people to visit. No, it's the bureaucrats who do it all with their power of force and "no".

Plus, these wonderfully exquisite examples of tyranny in action don't seem to realize that the downtown area is HURTING. Not hurting like so many small towns across the nation which only three businesses left are boards for windows, meth, and pharmacies for the elderly. But, do not mistake me, Portsmouth is showing the signs.

And, like all those towns, the bureaucrats and many foolish people will blame a new road, the lack of tourist money, or some other trivial excuse. They'll blame these phantoms for their woes as they tax higher, regulate arbitrarily, and attack both current and potential business.

Worse, there is an example of the travesty of power just across the bridge in Kittery, ME. While this area has been enjoying tourist dollars, they have been going largely without. Businesses by and large avoid the area (I know I did after some research) and it's because of the depredations of their STATE.

They are the dangerous idiots. And they are the drivers of tyranny and oppression at home.

So, to Little Miss No It All, I will be speaking with you in person soon. I hope you will see the light of reason and stand out of the way of people making voluntary transactions especially when it would provide jobs and revenue in a spot that has been closed for most of a year now right in the middle of a prime location. But if not, I'll retool and find another path. You'll sit there in your tiny tower and wonder where all the people are going.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Title This As You Please

I stopped myself before I wrote in the title today because I realize something that I had forgotten a while back. I can change many things about myself. I can bite my tongue, learn to grease palms I once would of gleefully nailed to trees, walk into the beast calm and confident rather than rage and vinegar. Yet, there are a few things I have not been able to change about my character.
Rule in the kingdom of myself number 1: The title should be written last.
The title is supposed to be a single line that speaks the multi-dimensional invention that is any writing. It sets the tone, or destroys the intent.

So, I'll hold off on it.

It does my heart great joy to see the Empire begin to crumble. From Egypt to Tunisia to Libya, puppet dictators and propped regimes are being forced out by a justly angry rabble. As colonies balked at the consistently cruel hands of the British Empire a century ago, so now do the people of countries long controlled by American interests. It is my hope that the process does not take as long as it did with Britain. It took from the late 18th century till the mid 20th to dismantle the British empire, and frankly, in my earnest opinion, the job is still not done. Wales & Scotland would be much better off without the yolk of England.

Joy though is fleeting and concerns begin to develop for those people at home. I would love nothing more than a "V for Vendetta" perfect revolution where all the people suddenly stood up and said "ENOUGH!" and all was made better in one big peaceful fuck all.

But, that's not the way people work, now is it?

Government Unions, you are not sustainable. You cannot be afforded by the states. THAT is why they are going after you. Good graces, I am glad to be out of the MidWest.

The States are hurting for money, they can raise taxes through the roof and they sure as shit would love to do so, but there is a major problem with being the first state to step forward and to hike those taxes up high.
Revolt & Flight.
If Wisconsin can get 50,000 people in the streets over some mealymouthed excuse of an anti-union legislation, do you really think that you wouldn't see a wholly different and much larger portion of the population come out if a state's income tax was suddenly made to match the federal or higher? Or a sales tax of 25%? 50%?
Do this and the poor will riot while those that can afford will run, and rightly so. Don't snicker either, this is in the future cards for states. Here's why

Right now, with massive tax increases off the table for the time being, it behooves the parasites to get it back on the table as fast as possible. There is no interest in really cutting spending. What there IS an interest in is in destroying a voting block. So many people are employed directly or indirectly by the States. Their careers and mortgage payments depend upon the funds of the state. The sweat off the brow of their fellow man.

So when constituents are watching and the spend cutting is the political word of the day, who does a newly elected Republican majority cut? Is it the people that voted for them that are bought and paid for, such as police? Or the professions that voted mainly against them, such as teachers, or government unions?

Oh, and don't get me started about the Wisconsin & Indiana Demonrats jumping ship to Illinois. It boggles my mind who came up with this idea, but it's the dumbest thing I've ever seen. The RePubes will claim cowardice all up and down the next election cycle and they will win again. Well, barring the sudden unexpected arrival of a third party like the Libertarians. Bfff! Guffaw!

Ah, but as the "spending cuts" become the "spending rearrangements" they are destined to be in government hands, the tax question will come back on the table swiftly. That is, if the Fed doesn't bail them out first. And in the end, everyone, even the guy who thinks he's King Dick on top of Dick Mountain, is getting fucked.

My advice? Get out of the area. Find a job, make a job, and get your ass to the Free State of New Hampshire, where there are people actually pushing to stop this breed of monster. The MidWest is a sad Statist shell of its former self. They love their cops and they love their welfare and they hate their people. 50,000 college students will take to the streets because some state college professor is afraid to lose the union that he erroneously believes protects his job, but they don't care a whit that they are part of the largest empire, the largest incarcerated population, the largest military and most intrusive & destructive government the world has ever seen.

Oh, Detroit. The model city for all the rest of the MidWest. Hooray.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Minstrel Boy

The Minstrel Boy
Thomas Moore
The minstrel boy to the war is gone,
In the ranks of death you'll find him.
His father's sword he has girded on
And his wild harp slung behind him.
"Land of song," said the warrior bard,
"Though all the world betrays thee,
One sword at least thy rights shall guard,
One faithful harp shall praise thee."

The minstrel fell but the foeman's chain
Could not bring his proud soul under.
The harp he loved ne'er spoke again,
For he tore its chords asunder
And said, "No chains shall sully thee,
Thou soul of love and bravery!
Thy songs were made for the pure and free,
They shall never sound in slavery!"

Friday, February 4, 2011

Driver's Course

Due to a recent body crash I find myself working on at 6:30pm what I meant to be working on at 1:00pm.

Fret not, this is my day off work. My employment is not yet in jeopardy. How sweet of you to care.

Because of my proclivity towards excelling at actions in general I am taking a "driving course". This is the epitome of our nation state. It's some company, SafetyServe Inc., that gets a steady income from providing a shitty product to poor souls (me) on pain of a severe fucking by the State of Illinois. Let me tell you, if there is a state that knows how to fuck those trapped briefly within its confines (say for the couple of hours it takes to speed through Chicago) it is Illinois.

So speeding ticket paid, now I get to pay another $50 bucks for a "training" that utterly, completely, hysterically useless.

It fails in two ways. Number 1) I don't know the person who would actually sit riveted watching a driver course ONLINE or any other media that some quick (or painfully slow) manner of circumventing is possible. I have mine going now. It has to finish every damn paragraph in some poor, state-funded voice actor's monotone (I'm really phoning this in) drone before I can click the NEXT button to get on with it. So I let it run and check back periodically between other more important tasks...LIKE MAKING JERKY!!! I just got a new dehydrator.

NUMERO DOS!!!!111!!!!
Even when I let my mind drift in to find out what IS being talked about what I find is an amalgamation of "No shit, Sherlock" obvious quotes and jarringly jackass wrong assertions.
NSS: Too Much sunlight in the eyes can make visibility limited.
JJW: In an accident. Everyone is at fault.
Basically what this is is a WASTE OF MY TIME and ILLINOIS TAXPAYER MONEY and, most importantly, MY MONEY.

It does not help anyone become a better driver at anything....EVER.


Friday, January 28, 2011

The crumbling edge.

Internet Blackout in Egypt

Coming to a major country around you.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

There's an update somewhere around here.

Alive and kicking in Portsmouth, NH. I have to say that this has been an awesome (and distracting as hell) decision in life to come here to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project.

I wholeheartedly urge all those fence sitting liberty lovers to get your silly selves to the state quick. The life is good and the hope is alive.

More updates in the future....I need to get back into practice of writing and fast. I do enjoy it so.