Monthly Archives: March 2009

Suicide Fence Stimulus

Just so you know that your money is going to be used for great projects:

One man jumped to his death off the All-America Bridge this year.

Two more used the Akron bridge — more commonly known as the Y-Bridge — to commit suicide in 2008.

Akron hopes to curtail future deaths on what has been dubbed ”Suicide Bridge” by installing a fence. Continue reading

Gitmo: Let’s Move It To Virginia

What a great idea, President Obama: let’s close a terrorist facility and move it to Virginia.

Rich, thick irony. Normal people think it’s a good idea to keep terrorists on a faraway island, in a prison controlled by the United States military. Liberals disagree, for no readily apparent reason, and want Gitmo closed. So President Obama says he will close it next year.

But closing the base raises the question that any grade school child (but apparently no liberals) might ask; what do we do with the terrorists who want to kill us and destroy our cities? Barack Obama (in another manchurian president decision) thinks we should bring them to the United States to be nearer to our people and population centers. The administration has previously floated the idea of bringing them to South Carolina, but the left didn’t care about that – after all, South Carolina is a red state.

Examiner

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Depression Pill Ready For Kids

Oh, boy, here we go:

NEW YORK – Just weeks after prosecutors accused Forest Laboratories Inc. of illegally marketing its anti-depressants Celexa and Lexapro to children and paying pediatricians kickbacks, U.S. health regulators have approved Lexapro for depression in kids.

Forest said Lexapro, its biggest product with annual sales of more than $2 billion, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat major depressive disorder in adolescents aged 12 to 17 and as a maintenance therapy, meaning to maintain control of symptoms. It is already approved for adults.

But federal prosecutors have said that Lexapro and Celexa have long been used improperly to treat depression in children.

MSNBC

The notion that kids need to be on pills for depression is utterly ridiculous.

I understand that in certain, traumatizing instances where we are talking about kids who may have been sexually or physically abused there needs to be this sort of intervention but what I am getting here is that this is going to be the new trend to replace parenting…

Instead of being better parents they will get more pills; just as how instead of teachers being stricter and working harder they have given kids ritalin. Continue reading

Me Ne Frego

I think more people need to adopt this motto.

It is an old, Italian fascist motto (hear the alarm bells?) that Mussolini pointed out as defining very much the sort of attitude that must be embraced. He was inspired by seeing a photograph of an Italian WWI soldier who wrote ‘Me Ne Frego’ (I don’t give a damn) on his bandages with his own blood. Songs, patches, badges and pins have been emblazoned with a skull and a knife between its teeth (sometimes a skull with a rose between its teeth) and the words ‘Me Ne Frego’ boldly inscribed.

Regardless of how you think of the origins, I find the use of this motto to be inspiring — these three words help sum up the winning spirit, the warrior’s tenacity.

It is an attitude that I think more people ought to be raised with. No more laying down. Just standing up, moving forward, facing the hopeless night with knowledge of one’s impending doom and going forward boldly.

I remember every difficult circumstance which my father faced in his struggle for a decent job was encountered with such an attitude — some things are out of control, sometimes we fall on our faces; me ne frego.

The hypersensitivity and the victimhood that people ascribe to themselves makes me sick.

Our military is not full yet we have able bodied idiots taking hand outs from the government — is this what society should be made of? These people squander the life that God has given them and cheat the rest of the citizens.

In hard times, why do we turn to the government? Why do we look for a bailout? Why do we desire a sob story?

There is no dignity in inactive, self-pitying attitudes. There is no dignity in passivity.

If us humans are animals, spawned forth from the chaos and brutality of the Kingdom of the Beast, how have we come to such a point where we are so stripped of our fighting spirit?

Life must be nurtured at times, but there is also the hour of blood, the fight for survival; the strength to move on in the face of resistance and to feel the courage of one’s own despair.

It is as Henrik Ibsen wrote in his play, Enemy of the People, that the strongest man is he who stands most alone and cares not for the support of others but with certainty of his own rightness and propriety to face the indolent masses.

No respect for the quiet conformist following the mainstream line of thought, safely tucked away in the recesses of a group that he is not really a part of. No respect for the silent masses walking slowly as cattle to the graves that all our lives lead to.

So you are born gay; so you are handicapped; so you are poor or tired or defeated. Why care? Why victimize yourself and accuse others of your position — why not fight for what is yours, ignoring your wounds? Why not tattoo it on your wrists, wear it on your sleeve — why not be You, in front of the Normals, heart full of pride, eyes full of rage?

I am sick of sob stories and sick of people pretending that humanity was meant to walk lightly on egg shells pampering every corner of our society.

I am sick of Peace. I am sick of people capitulating to the forces of evil — a good man without a backbone is about as useful as a lame horse. How can someone accept limitations and weakness in their personal lives — are you so pathetic and prideless to receive your handouts, your bread and circuses?

Nations die when they accept quiet servitude and pamperings.

We must be helpful and sympathetic with others… But the notion of feeling sorrow for onself is disgusting. Being the helpful and sympathetic person makes one the triumphant, the Mighty; it is they who receive as much, laying down, being nursed, that are the pathetic creatures that need to readjust their aim and rekindle the fire within themselves.

There should be an inherent desire in the human spirit to face impossible opposition in the name of proving oneself, in the name of overcoming and the feeling of triumph. It would be hard to wake up without viewing this life of ours as a war against unknown forces and a long campaign against the nature of the world itself…

It is disheartening to think we live in a society that deals in pitiful condolences, handing out sympathy coins and welfare checks.

I am not happy unless I feel my triumph or face my battle.

Earn your lot; ask for nothing more; stand defiant in the face of defeat. Ask for nothing else.

I am disgusted by the blind beggers walking up and down the subways looking for their handouts… There are others, who are blind, who forge their futures defying their handicaps. I toss you my change and hope you understand that this is no way to spend your existence.

When you receive my sympathy and my hand out, you should feel embarrassment and not satisfaction.

I am disgusted by legislation meant to baby and protect, meant to nurture a warm, tingly feeling of “tolerance” because you feel isolated or alienated.

There are some of us who seek social alienation and tribalistic fraternities because that is what builds up our identities and our strength, what feeds the animal within us and insures us, in our youth, of our firy spirits and determination.

This is your life and by pursuing such pathetic goals you prove your own pathetic nature.

Me ne frego.

I cannot respect any person who cannot look me in the eye and speak with honesty about themselves, who conceals facts and who avoids unpleasant situations and would rather give up

Everyone should strive to be hard as nails.

Complaints are what you receive from prepubascent children. Hard looks and obstinate refusals to be helped, stoic determination and death-like glares are what you receive from people who value their lives and value their efforts to the extent that they seek not your help.

I respect criminals and gangsters more than I respect welfare cases.

When life gives you lemons… Buy tequila, rub some salt in your wounds and tighten your helmt chord.

No more generations raised on their mother’s teats crying over spilt milk and social alienation.

I will not ask you to fight my fights — I may ask to borrow your knife.

Ever since my youngest days I have desired to butt heads and seek out conflict with those around me.

I need no law meant to protect me, I need no consideration from bureaucrats in ties; I need no salvation from any human source.

Me ne frego.

북한의 로켓 발사

난 안 놀랐다.

북한의 로켓 발사 날짜가 점점 다가오는 가운데 우리 정부는 이를 막을 묘수가 없어 고민하고 있다. 유엔 안보리 차원의 제재와 대량살상무기 확산방지구상(PSI) 참여 검토라는 카드를 꺼내들었지만 북한의 의지를 꺾는데는 역부족으로 보인다.

북한은 이미 다음달 4-8일 사이 일본 동쪽 해상을 지나 태평양 상공으로 인공위성 로켓을 쏘겠다고 국제적으로 공표한 상태다.

이에 대해 정부 고위관계자는 “우리 정부는 이를 장거리 미사일이라 보기 때문에 마지막까지 발사를 막기 위해 최선을 다할 것”이라고 말했다.

매일경제

어쩔 수 없다. 사실은 북한이 나라 이니까 이렇게 로겟을 발사 할 수 있다. 국제법이 모든 나라에게 권리 이지. Continue reading

China Desires New Reserve Currency

A clear indicator that the US economy and the value of the dollar may be in big trouble in spite of recent rallies:

China’s central bank on Monday proposed replacing the US dollar as the international reserve currency with a new global system controlled by the International Monetary Fund.

In an essay posted on the People’s Bank of China’s website, Zhou Xiaochuan, the central bank’s governor, said the goal would be to create a reserve currency “that is disconnected from individual nations and is able to remain stable in the long run, thus removing the inherent deficiencies caused by using credit-based national currencies”.

Analysts said the proposal was an indication of Beijing’s fears that actions being taken to save the domestic US economy would have a negative impact on China. Continue reading

Non-Profitizing Newspapers: Death Of The American Spirit

Oh, brother…

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With many U.S. newspapers struggling to survive, a Democratic senator on Tuesday introduced a bill to help them by allowing newspaper companies to restructure as nonprofits with a variety of tax breaks.

“This may not be the optimal choice for some major newspapers or corporate media chains but it should be an option for many newspapers that are struggling to stay afloat,” said Senator Benjamin Cardin.

A Cardin spokesman said the bill had yet to attract any co-sponsors, but had sparked plenty of interest within the media, which has seen plunging revenues and many journalist layoffs.

Reuters

Everyone is doing their best to save failed business ventures… We do not live in a capitalist country — we live in a nation defined by welfare to such extents that even all of our businesses are now becoming dependent on the government.

We do not let bad business die — instead we put it on life support and let it hang out, sucking up taxpayer dollars for decades while providing no real benefit.

Soon we are going to be like weak Socialist parasites.

Where is the steel that was once in the American people? I guess more than fifty percent of us decided voting for these guys was our best bet… We’ve lost our dignity and our pride.

We’ve lost the integrity we used to have for our values.

Anti-War MP Banned From Canada

This is ridiculous… I do not know where a country comes up with a precedent like this:

Anti-war MP George Galloway has been banned from Canada, it emerged today.

A Canadian spokesman confirmed that the Respect MP had been deemed inadmissible on national security grounds and would not be allowed into the country.

Galloway today branded the ban “idiotic” and vowed to fight the ruling with “all means” at his disposal. He is due to give a speech in Toronto on 30 March.

Earlier today the Sun said border security officials had declared Galloway, 54, “inadmissible” because of his views on Afghanistan and the presence of Canadian troops there and would be turned away if he attempted to enter the country. Continue reading

Pornotarium Live @ DGBD, March 8th 2009

Hey everyone. I decided to put up a video of my band, Pornotarium, doing a show. I am the bassist and that is our cover of Reagan Youth’s song, ‘Reagan Youth.’

I figure it is good to put this out there in case any of my readers have not seen this nice video.

On another note: I have been rather busy lately and I need to apologize for my tardiness in posts. I promise in the future to be a better and more loyal writer.

I may also be changing up the general theme of the blog a little… More abstract writing and fictional stories in addition to political ramblings that seem to dominate this.