A Bunch of Unrelated and Potentially Pointless Updates [Aug.2016]

Look, I know I’m terrible at updating this site. Mostly because I don’t want to post too much of the upcoming book because I’ve learned making money in this economy is exponentially more difficult when you try to do it on your own terms.

After all, somewhere along the line (probably in Middle School) I adopted the thinking that you should live like you have Fuck You Money even if you don’t. Those who care about me question it, but I can tell a part of them wishes they could push out from the shore on nothing but a log. I mean, that’s how it feels sometimes but it’s important to remind oneself that we’re guaranteed very few things. If I can live with some dignity in a world that has made too many abandon it, then that’s an accomplishment, right? Or am I just desperately clinging to ideals put forward by great men who have burned out and moved towards the light? Either way, we’re all just winging it. That much is clear. It would be disrespectful to my ancestors, such as Manuel Dimech, who saw something most didn’t see at the time and stubbornly clung to the belief like a loyal dog to its owner.

That said, below will be a random mix of various posts I made on social media. I realize now they are better placed here because they are not photos of cute animals or a display of love (or hate) for another human being. They are just musings on the going-ons around us. Enjoy. As for the header photo, I’ve been swimming a lot lately and that photo happened. Seemed fitting. Proceed.

Birthday Appreciation – August 14th, 2016

All right, here’s the obligatory “Thank You for the Birthday Wishes” post. Thank you but more importantly I’d just like to say how appreciative I am of everyone in my life.

Regardless of our dopey political views about our dopey/corrupt government, I truly couldn’t ask for better people to enjoy this weird and momentary jaunt through infinity with.

And ultimately I’m sure, when all is said and done, our collective love and general good will towards each other will allow us to overcome all the insignificant bullshit that too often makes us forget that we are on the same team, and that it is possible to look out for yourself and others all at once.

Here’s a video of the ridiculous birthday party I threw for myself because I’m a…..LEO (phew thank god for astrology to help us accept our own flaws). James Abbott and his incredibly talented band is playing. Sadly, I was having too much fun and lost my manners. I’m embarrassed by the silly shit I was saying throughout, but I deserve the shame. So here:

Where’s The Love? – August 14th, 2016

I don’t know why the Bigfoot doc on Netflix has such a low rating. I mean, sure it’s bad but it is unintentionally hilarious. Shit, it starts with a dude who calls himself a Bigfoot Expert sitting on a drum kit in the woods in the middle of winter. And this guy hasn’t even “seen” Bigfoot just caught its smell once.

Secret Ledger in Kiev. Trump’s Campaign Chief is a Special Kind of Scum – August 15th, 2016

“The developments in Ukraine underscore the risky nature of the international consulting that has been a staple of Mr. Manafort’s business since the 1980s, when he went to work for the Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Before joining Mr. Trump’s campaign this spring, Mr. Manafort’s most prominent recent client was Mr. Yanukovych, who — like Mr. Marcos — was deposed in a popular uprising.”

Nixon Was a Vile Pig and We Should Probably Not Continue Some of His Policies – August 15th, 2016

We should probably abandon not keep a policy put in place by a President who got impeached and made those policies to hurt hippies and minorities. But we should definitely abandon policies that have cost the US billions, created various new problems that are hurting our citizens, eroded trust in law enforcement by making cops enforce unjust and predatory laws, AND prevented us from creating new industries that will stimulate our economy significantly.

The War of Drugs is why we don’t have an Industrial Hemp industry, which would help stop deforestation and can provide renewable fuel sources, among other benefits. As for legal weed, well, we know what a boost that’s been to Colorado. Sure, the influx of people to Colorado created a larger homelessness problem but weed money is currently being used to alleviate that.

Can we get some common sense here? Geez

A Multi Part Solution to a Few Of Our Problems:

Audit the DEA and fire any employee who violated Constitutional Rights or exhibited corrupt/unlawful tendencies. 

Take all quality DEA employees and transfer them to Border Control/ICE/ATF. Then abolish the DEA and reallocate their budget to the aforementioned agencies.

Legalize weed. Decriminalize all drugs with the exception of distribution of hard drugs like heroin, meth, and cocaine. Have the penalty be a hefty fine, a year of jail, and a year of community service per pound.

Then emphasize all drug enforcement on aggressively stopping drug smuggling and illegal immigration.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/readersrespond/bs-ed-drug-war-letter-20160809-story.html

Our Next President is Scarier Than ISIS – August 15th, 2016

For some perspective, the latest estimates have put the number of ISIS members at around 20-31,000. Recently it’s been reported US and coalition efforts have reduced ISIS-held territories by 40%.

I’m more afraid of our next President than I am ISIS. And I’m more afraid of food poisoning than Muslims. C’mon folks, let’s cut the bullshit here. We’re only hurting ourselves by letting divide and conquer propaganda be effective.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/more-than-30000-ahmadiyya-muslims-from-across-the-world-meet-in-the-uk-to-reject-isis-and-islamic-a7191306.html?cmpid=facebook-post

Leave Cam Newton Alone! – August 15th, 2016

The guy gets so much hate because he had a shit attitude his second season when he struggled to build off a stellar rookie season. Since then he’s matured tenfold and people still look for reasons to trash the guy.

http://es.pn/2b9qifM

Wasted Potential – August 15th, 2016

Every day I wonder if I’d have a better understanding of quantum physics and how math is an inherent part of existence if I didn’t use up so much of my memory developing an encyclopedic knowledge of MacGyver and Seinfeld episodes.

Can We Please Stop Eating Shit? – August 16th, 2016

Damn, is Dave Chappelle writing job listings now? Whoever is might be the best writer of our time because I’m seeing some pretty bad jobs being described brilliantly.

No joke, I saw one the other day for a janitor position that paid $11 an hour and while they didn’t put “Master of the Custodial Arts” it did say Director of Maintenance and Sanitation. Technically sound but don’t glorify throwing sawdust on kid vomit or scrubbing shit off the wall because Lil Johnny has behavioral problems.

Then you got those pyramid scheme companies looking for a “Specialized Marketing Consultant” that only pays if you sell some dumb shit like Verizon Fios or knives.

How about this? Instead of talking about a minimum wage, why don’t we first pass a law where internships and commission or tip driven pay is banned? Tipping should be optional but it isn’t because we know waiters get paid less than $5 an hour. If an employer wants to take someone’s time for free or practically nothing then they better be teaching them to rebuild an engine or wire a house.

For the love of everything, stop enabling this bullshit system of employment that is only worsened when we don’t stand up for ourselves or for others. When you take an unpaid internship or a job where you might not get paid if you don’t get enough of something, be it sales or tips, it hurts everyone. It also allows employers to get away with more and more economic abuse. The biggest crime happening today is wage theft not murder or terrorism.

Don’t believe me? Read this. We have to stop letting ourselves be passively forced to eat shit because it has been repackaged as “Organic” or “All Natural”.

From below article:

“Remember, that $933 million is just the wage theft that’s been addressed by authorities. The full scale of the problem is likely monumentally larger: Research suggests American workers are getting screwed out of $20 billion to $50 billion annually.”

http://www.theweek.com/articles/642568/biggest-crime-waves-america-isnt-what-think

Manafort Being the Majestic Selfish Scumbag He Is. Master of Dictators and Other Political Rubbish.

People thought I was crazy for suggesting this months ago. Being sane hurts so bad these days.

http://theweek.com/speedreads/643450/paul-manafort-may-have-hand-russias-annexation-crimea

Chill, Bro – August 18th, 2016

What a buzzkill, man. This guy just has a low tolerance. Write drunk. Edit stoned. Crawl into a hole. Question everything. Sober up. Edit again. Breathe a sigh of relief.

http://goinswriter.com/write-drunk/

 

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