Sunday, August 28, 2011

ummm, Like a new home, the walls need some paint

But the site is up and I will start posting there instead of here.

SOOO,,,,, on with the show

the New name is Diogenes:Freeholder (though wordpress will NOT let me have that colon in there, dangit)

anyways, I hope to see you over there, pardon the spartan look and empty shelves, I am still movin in.

Gots it figgered out

Well, not all of it, but I can see where much of what is wrong with this country, resides.

Take for example the quake.

???? What quake? Oh, you mean the Japanese quake, right?

No, the east coast quake that had the MSM's aflutter with fearmongering and pantswetting.

And then consider the BIG Hurricane.

??? Katrina???

Nope, Irene, slamming into the Big Apple as I type this.

Again, Much Ado about nuttin. Panties in a wad, harping to the world about how horrible the planet is to them.(talkin 'bout the MSM's again)

Tam made a great point about this the other day.

And many AmeriCan's wonder why the rest of the world looks down noses at us.(well maybe not) How can any of us be taken seriously when we have such pampered numbskulls 'representin' us in front of the world. I am not talking about the SElected class either, these are college bred nincumpoops get HIRED to spout this shit. That leaves a lot to be said about those doing said hiring too. but I digress.

Is it any wonder that I REFUSE to watch the bubblevision with anything other than a bypassers role. The most I watch is about 15 minutes spread out over several days. Long enough to know that the disease is still in place and the infection is spilling over the same as yesterday.

Gah, I think its time to go climb a tree or something.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

a lil catchin up

It has been something of a crazy week for me. As y'all know, I am no longer employed with said company, no matter, and have been getting things taken care of while I still have some cash flow (in).
Went to Cincy to see the kids and sis, had a good time and grabbed some good pics of Granbehbie and a short video of her being her cutest. Had a few beers with Sis and had some good conversation.

Another good highlight of my week was cutting another shackle to the system.
When I bought this PC I was planning on making it a linux machine and just never got around to it. Lazy, I know. Won't make any excuses about it, just lazy.

No longer.

I had a little issue that arose that I have had before on other units and it is strictly a Windows issue that annoyed the hell out of me. I am sure it is one that you all bite your lip over too. UPDATES. How many times have you been trying to do something and the whole system seems slower than glacier drift?? Reason being that update engine is running in the background and hogging processor power and RAM. Well, I tried to suspend it and ended up causing a glitch in the system. PLUS I managed to completely FUBAR Office at some point and had both 2003 and 2010 loaded up, and neither would work at all, nor could I get rid of them through control panel.

Now before anyone goes posting cures or suggestions on fixes, I murdered that OS, MURDERED IT I say! FUCK MS!

I loaded up Mint 11 on this machine and OMG! it IS a different machine. FAST! Responsive, and forgiving. I am having to bone up my commandline skills but I have needed to do that for sometime. Command line in MS is highly discouraged by MS and finding info on the newer OS's CL is daunting. TO hell with that infection prone system. OS from here on out. There is the one point I have to address of installing Itunes so that I can manage my phone but there is plenty of documentation on that.

I do have some good computer habits that I have carried with me for some time. All music and vids that I have are stored on external harddrives, Same for all of my files that I don't trust to fickle machines. One thing I love about Firefox is its portability. Being able to quickly transfer ALL bookmarks and settings from one machine to another is pretty damned sweet (and for those that say its a tedious process, bah! cut and paste baby, cut and paste!)

Now, since I made one major change, Maybe its time to get serious about switching to Wordpress.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

back, kinda sorta

Went to see Granbehbie and family over the last two days. Should have been out looking for work like a good boy, but I am a free spirit and said to hell with it.
'Sides, who knows when the cash flow is going to be good enough to support the cost of fuel to do so at a later date, right?

Good times, no worries, lots of good conversation with Sis, feeling a bit relaxed about things right now. And the Jimmy did awesome in both directions, considering age and mileage. (and I ain't complaining about the 28mpg either considering the monster has 311k on the clock and 20 years under her belt.)

I have nothing to add that ya'll haven't heard 16 ways to sunday and will again. I only know that I am biding my time as best I can while I watch the cracks grow and widen.

My only real comment is on the earthquake. There should have been more damage to key places. I know, I know, Mamma Nature isn't that selective: one can dream though. LMAO.
As for Irene, I wish you coasters luck. I know most that live on the coasts have seen this before and know what to do. Its not like you aren't recieving ample warning so if you get caught with your pants down, its probably due to having your head under a rock. But good luck anyway. (Sorry Mayb, I know you guys need the rain but Mama N is thinking she has something else in store for you guys and isn't telling anyone "what" at this point. Go get your boat wet and have a beer :) )

Well, back to trying to make like a good slave and hit the bricks for work (but then I am going to be a good rebel and do some cheap ($wise) and sweaty stuff on the freehold. Figure its time I stop playing games and get it done despite my dads protests. More about that later.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

just a quick link, back later

Insider: Played it out? No, not…you might think so but no…his people are going to raise the issue of race to a level this country hasn’t seen since the Civil Rights movement. White guilt got Barack Obama the nomination. White guilt got Barack Obama into the White House. At least it was a big part of it…they are not sure they can run on the economy by summer of 2012

RTWT here and here and here.

Just linking to something to think about, not passing a judgement in any way, nor am I trying to validate authenticity, which I cannot, in any way shape or form. But it really needs thought, and see if you can refute any claims made from what little information is actually making it out of that fortress.

Monday, August 22, 2011

All Quiet in LaLaLand.

At least that is my take on things right now. I haven't had much to say over the weekend, and with the surfing I did do, seems that others were of the same mindset. Little to add to the fray.

The predictability of the MSM and our .GOV is actually pretty pathetic when you get right down to it. While stopping for a cuppa, I saw the headline "Gadhafi's reign ends!"

woohoo, yippie, time to party like it's 1001BC

Just for giggles, would someone please, please, tell me what that has to do with jackshit in this country: just one snippet of reality here, and it doesn't need to be much at all.

Probably can't come up with much can you? Well, let me tell you why its "important": It is the "hey, whats that?" that someone pulls when they don't want you to see the suckerpunch coming. That is what this is all about. Only, in this instance, its to distract us from the fact that O'boy is on, yet again, vacation. Its smoke in front of the mirror, pure and simple.

And it works.

I know the mans job is a hard one, every president needs a break from that role even if its for a few days every once in a while. And while I really want to bitch about how many times this guy has done this and how many trips he has taken that were blatant holidays on our dime; I won't. The fact that he is taking time away from his job is a good thing as it means that there will be less intrusions developing in the interim. Not to say that there won't be further intrusions later on; there will be. BUT right now, Him, CONgress, and whatnot all being "on vaca" is a damned good thing for those of us in the field.

Only, O is schmoozin it up with, you got it, The MSM's. Hmmm, could that mean he is starting to lose his base of "objective" supporters and is working on regaining that confidence? Prolly: more than likely I think.

And who fuckin cares right?

Well, seeing the teeter totter of reality this country is on, I think there is much more going on behind closed doors in high places than many would suspect. I think that there is a coming power grab that is going to shock people into submission if they aren't 'all for it'. And many will be for it since they want something for nothing at the expense of others. Even though we all know TANSTAAFL is reality, there are many that don't and think we are crazy.

The tipping point is past, long past. Now we teeter on the fall that has been predicted time out of mind. Only it won't be fast and sudden. No, the training of the progressives has made fast and furious impossible. Just as in the Roman Empire, the fall will be spread out over time, more sudden in small areas but incremental over the whole sphere. And like the Roman Empire, our Armies will be spread out around the known world, to be absorbed or destroyed over time.

It ain't TEOTWAKI so much as HISTORY humming the same old tune.

When will us hairless monkeys learn to dance to a different tune?

Or am I holding too much hope for the species?

Back on later with my trials and tribulations within the Circus of Local Government agencies. LOL what a hoot, and nearly as predictable as the MSM's are.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Thought dump II

I said yesterday that today would be trivial and frivolous: I lied.

I run around crazy in my own head, to the point that some think I am 'slow' at times. In all actuality, this is due to the fact that I continually try to cook a 7 course meal for 8 on 4 burner stove. Things get put aside until they have simmered a bit.(and I know that I am not the only one.)

This is one of those times. This article was read in the past by me and while it meant something, it took more time to really pick up the flavor. I guess what it needed was a little spice. Craig gave me that spice unintentionally but my thanks go to him nonetheless.

I would recommend reading BOTH articles before proceeding as the rest of this is drivel without that background.

This is also gonna piss some off.

I have had my say on somethings involving SSI and SSD in the past, I understand the whole "worked my ass off and paid into the system for years" attitude. Believe me, I DO understand. The fact that the system is beyond broke(n) should be without question and, sorry 'bout your luck, but if you aren't on it now, you probably won't be. Remember, I am right there in the same boat as you with the 'paying up'. It is money that is taken without my permission that could be used for some greater purpose and I have no doubts that I will never see anything but the numbers on my old check stubs, never to return to my hands. I am over it. Move on.

But when you really think about where this country has been going over the last 80-90 years (longer actually but the ball really took off after WWII) You have to ask, What was the cold war really about? Look around you and you see multiple shades of Socialism: communism under a cuter name. Yes, I do consider SSI a form of socialism even if the original intent was not designed(worded) that way. There are far too many on the dole of that system that have not really worked for it, unlike the many that did. (for example, look to the first recipient of SSI. If this doesn't scream Ponzi scheme at you, you may need a hearing aid.)

Now we are facing a seriously screwy piece of legislation that is called medicine but makes the worst socialized medicine program look pretty good.
That brings me back to Fred's article. Maybe I am that heartless bastard. Maybe not. Then again, maybe I don't view the world through rose tinted glasses. (which in fact, I do not.)
First in my line of objection to anything that has .GOV written on it, I refer to the movie "Idiocracy". If you have not seen it, I highly recommend it. It will come off as a campy BS comedy, but its a ticking bomb of thought; It will blow in your mind when you least expect it. Without giving too much away, there is a point that is brought up, in the movie and in Fred's article about stupid people. The point in the movie is how stupidity was bred into the populace. In Fred's article, how it is devolved from Societal standards. Both are correct.
My issue revolves around the fact that "Stupidity" more often than not is just plain ignorance. Ignorance is more of a choice than a standard. Some don't realize they are ignorant and that is rather sad. Some DO understand that and choose not to correct the situation: THAT is stupidity. Ignorance is curable, but the victim has to want the cure or any efforts outside of that person are wasted. I choose the word 'Victim' since many of the ignorant grouping are simple products of Government controlled indoctrinations.

And I am preaching to the choir on that note. We all know this.

Yes, there are many in this world that fall in the "Ignorant/Stupid" class and it is entirely by design. There are those that only want more power and control. Shallowly taught persons are perfect to lead around with fear and intimidation. It is those that are aware of the facts, that are difficult and dangerous. (Hence, why 'patriots' and 'Preppers' are considered "Terrorists".) And if you can encourage breeding enmasse (through subsidies to livelihood) your voting base grows exponentially, equating to even more power and control.

When this country was founded, 90% of the land mass was "unexplored". Granted, there were indigenous persons all over the place, but that didn't count. They were never taken seriously until they had a blade at your throat. And yet, with that threat, colonists and explorers would brave that world to achieve something. What was it that they were trying to achieve? A better life? Seems that it would be safer to raise your kids in town than drag them into the bush with God only knows what hiding behind every tree. And then there was all that hard work of clearing land, building a house, cleaning all the daggum rocks out of the soil to plant crops, raising cattle, pigs, sheep, chickens, what not. Then hoping that at some point there would be travelers coming through to replace those things you couldn't make on your own, or having to send someone back to get them, never without a promise of success, on either end of that trip. And there was NEVER any promise of success to survive any of the above. Many didn't make it, but many more took the calling and challenge, and so we conquered the "New World". Why? Why go through all that, hoping and trusting in something you couldn't see or feel? Pride? I don't think so. I think there was something more to it and its something that we have lost: Freedom! Freedom from Government intervention. These people were more willing to take on "savages" and wildlife, than take on that critter on the hill. Then, it was easier to 'get away' as there were still areas that you could get away TO. Now, the encroachment is complete. The only way to get away is to drop out of the system entirely (which they did then but had better odds of doing so) and possibly find some other country to take you in. There are no places left on this continent to run to. You may be able to find somewhere within the confines of our prison country but the odds are much longer.

And now the encroachment is to force us all into one system of medicine whether we like it or not.
I know this is late in the game but there comes a point where one has to vent a thought. This one took on some damned potent spices from Craigs post.
There was that thought, of my being some horrible bastard because I don't like the idea of supporting every swinging dick in America; habits or sniffles. The one thing I have seen in countries with SM is decline. Decline in the level of care since it takes money to support that care, and decline in the skill levels of the care givers since many that learned the practice, wish to make a decent wage at it; not 'just give it away'. Like anything in this world that requires skill, the choice should be placed on the one with the skill, not the receiver. If I chose to do machine work or mechanic work for free, I would have no end of work, but free doesn't put food on the table. Another side of that being, that free work tends to be the most critically eyed. Many times that 'customer' will be the first to backstab you when you can't afford to help out any longer. We all know that negative word travels faster and farther than positive ones: truth has little to do with it.

(side note: There was recently a free dental clinic in the Atlanta metro area. They had to turn away people and even have the police manage the line. This was a great deal for many and I applaud their efforts. My concern are of those that will be less than happy with that work, and try to turn it into a money maker with some lawsuit or what not. I am sure they covered themselves on that in some way, but the fact that it could rear its head shows just how bad that side of our culture has become. This also goes to my argument of "provider choice".)

So, Ignorance/stupidity, Skilled labor wanting to retain the value of that labor, Bad attitudes from the first group when denied, Government intervention from the wrong direction (mandates) and Power Junkies with a vested interest in keeping the first group 'happy' (at the expense of all groups of course)

So how does Craigs work cycle into all of this.
Every man for himself is the new "normal", best get used to it.....

What if that is the lowest common denominator and always has been, DESPITE all of the liberal mouthwash that has been ingested by us over the years? It fits right in with the natural order of the world, and while we don't have to like it, there could be much worse that we would tolerate. (as witnessed by all of those groups that have been wiped out via genocide in all parts of the world, including this continent.) What if all of this is really just a cover to something much bigger that is leading to a full out class warfare, instigated by TPTB, to get further control over "the voting class"?

And what if EVERYTHING you were ever taught was ass-backwards wrong?

Including what you were taught about that green piece of paper, folded up in your wallet?

More thoughts to follow, as always.