Summer Plans

Posted in Uncategorized on May 15th, 2011 by Alex – 488 Comments

As summer draws nearer and nearer, I find myself fantasizing even more about the grand projects I’d like to work on. What is it about the warming of the weather that stirs the blood?

I want to fuse a Zune connector directly into my car’s stereo. I want to repaint all my 360 controllers. I want to fix my old laptop. I want to build a cider press and an outdoor smoker and an automatic brew kettle. I want to saw and solder until my hands fall off, then code until my eyes fall out. Why?

It’s not that I’ll have any more time this summer than I have right now. In fact, I should have less. Why oh why am I cursed with so many fantastic ideas, but never the time to implement them?

Copenhagen Agreement = New World Order, I Heard It From A Guy

Posted in Uncategorized on October 26th, 2009 by Alex – 455 Comments

My mom forwarded me this ridiculous email riddled with factual inaccuracies as well as spelling and grammatical errors. (I would like it to be known she forwarded it to me in full recognition of the idiocy within, and not because she believed any of it.) I present it to you now, in full, so that you may laugh as I did. I have left all errors, spacings, sources, etc. intact. I wanted to write a full rebuttal, but then I realized anybody who was stupid enough to believe the contents of this email clearly wasn’t going to comprehend anything I said.

Hello everyone,
You may and/or may not know that America is in danger! There is in two weeks a summit that will be held in Europe which has to do with the Global Climate Change Treaty. If this treaty is signed by our president – America will exist NO MORE! America would have to then hand over all it’s Financial markets and enter into a form of government rule (This will mean- the end of Capitalism as we know it…Plus our freedoms with it. No more constitution! This will give the UN power to override any U.S. President in the future) with the rest of the world to be part of this Global afford to bring about the New World Order- or Government! This New World Order is behind the dismantling of our country and to apply communistic rule over the whole world. It is coming fast my friends and this isn’t a joke…It’s real!
Why don’t you hear about this in the local news ….Our media is control by the powers behind this New Order to control what we know and to influence our thinking. Global Warming is a hex…It is design to take our money away from us, while destroying our nation and it’s wealth. Please Check out the facts, and not just by the CNN, and MSNBC’s of the world. Go to the internet ( before they take over that too!) to see our planet is cooling, not warming. They are creating crisis’s on all fronts to distract us from knowing what they are truly do.
They are destroying the American dollars …DON”T LET THEM DO THIS AT ALL COSTS! If they succeed, you and I will have no choice in anything they do…Socialism is here! Please fight this and tell president Obama that we the people do not want this….It’s Treason!
Healthcare is another avenue in which they will take control over us…Believe me when I say…You do not want this type of healthcare! I have seen it first hand and people were denied their healthcare from other socialist country, they had to get their radiation treatments here and had to pay out of pocket for their treatments as well.

Climate Treaty Will Create World Government Dictatorship

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The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations will hold their 15th conference on climate change through December 7-18th. At the conference, globalists like Obama will sign the ‘Copenhagen Climate Change Treaty’ that will replace the Kyoto treaty that is set to expire in 2012.

Lord Christopher Monckton, the man who warned many this week of the treaty appeared on Csan program, he makes it clear that the treaty will create a World Government Dictatorship that will have complete authority over all nations by intervening in the economies and environment of any individual country in the world without consent. The treaty will also allow the distribution of wealth from developed countries like the U.S. to Third World Countries like Africa, in other words; taxpayer-funded socialist welfare! The reason why many believe Obama will sign this global treaty is because Obama has supported a global tax legislation would have given $845 billion of foreign aid to satisfy the United Nations’ goal of reducing poverty by 2015.

Here’s what it says about the distribution of wealth in the Copenhagen Treaty Draft:

17. [[Developed [and developing] countries] [Developed and developing country Parties] [All Parties] [shall] [should]:]

(a) Compensate for damage to the LDCs’ economy and also compensate for lost opportunities, resources, lives, land and dignity, as many will become environmental refugees;

(b) Africa, in the context of environmental justice, should be equitably compensated for environmental, social and economic losses arising from the implementation of response measures.

Meanwhile globalists like Brown are using fear of impending doom of climate change in order to pass the Copenhagen Treaty, he says “The world is watching.” “We must make history.” “If we do not reach a deal at this time, let us be in no doubt: once the damage from unchecked emissions growth is done, no retrospective global agreement in some future period can undo that choice. By then it will be irretrievably too late. So we should never allow ourselves to lose sight of the catastrophe we face if present warming trends continue.”

Al Gore has said, ”This treaty must be negotiated this year. Not next year. This year.”

The creation of a New World Order has been in the works for decades, technically America is already under the thumb of World Government in more ways than one. To understand what is about to take place in America we have to understand what Agenda 21 is, it’s the blueprint for the New World Order agenda for the 21st century.

Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.

You can read the entire UN document here.

Excerpt: “Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound reorientation of all human society, unlike anything the world has ever experienced a major shift in the priorities of both governments and individuals and an unprecedented redeployment of human and financial resources. This shift will demand that a concern for the environmental consequences of every human action be integrated into individual and collective decision-making at every level.”

The phrase ’sustainable development’ really means population control, when you think about a New World Order just think about the de-population of mankind, the enslavement of man, forcing humans into compact zones surrounded by protected wildlife where he is prohibited from entering, a socialist distribution of wealth, the complete centralization of all governments and wealth in the hands of a few dictators in the United Nations. A Total bureaucratic, technological slave-grid.. in other words, hell on earth.

Learn about the treaty:
http://www.climatedepot.com/
Facts on Global Warming:
http://wattsupwiththat.com/

To take action:
Call and write to the president everyday, tell him NO, to this treaty!
Call and write your Senators and representatives, Tell them NO, to this treaty and healthcare.
Tell everyone you know about and have them act now! Time isn’t on our side, at the moment.

My friends, if you do not act soon….America is doomed! The freedoms we have will be no more. The lifestyles…will be no more. We will become slaves to pay higher taxes, while living on socialist programs for our needs. The healthcare will only benefit the health, it’s another story if you are not! Just take a pain killer!…As it was said! Look at other socialist country and how they live…not like us Americans! You determent your density, not someone from an government agency! Americans…. it is the 11th hour…raise up and fight this, or suffer the consequences which will affect everyone in the U.S.A.
Please remember, if Mr. Obama sign this document- THERE IS NO WAY TO REVERSE IT!
It’s your choice, choose well!

This new world order:
http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/oct/25/obamas-new-world-order/#atuid-4abe785e3f8fcc37
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=734422#
http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Voices.php/2009/10/20/the-way-ahead

U.S. sovereignty is at stake:

http://www.rightsidenews.com/200910267002/energy-and-environment/lord-moncktons-debut-on-b-cast-puts-another-nail-in-copenhagens-coffin.html

So there you have it, folks. Turns out Socialist Comrade NObama is handing our sovereignty over as part of a worldwide conspiracy to form a communist dictatorship wherein our financial markets will be dissolved and sock drawers nationwide personally raided and the money given to Africans, all hidden in a innocuous bill claiming to control Climate Change, which is in itself a conspiracy. Also some random stuff about how health care reform is going to kill us all? “‘Sustainable development’ really means population control”, after all.

Honestly, I don’t know how people can be so stupid. Just listen to yourselves once in a while, maybe you’ll notice the crazy. I know Glenn Beck can’t think back and comprehended anything he’s sputtered out previously, because seriously, that man is bat-shit insane. But perhaps each person who forwarded this email seriously could sit down for five seconds and actually think about what it says instead of just blindly panicking. In fact, do that with everything you hear before you start repeating it to everyone you know. Maybe that’ll stop some of this obviously made-up shit from becoming mainstream. (I’m looking at you, “Obama Wasn’t Born Here”s and “The Government Wants To Kill Old People”s.)

Terrible Morning

Posted in Uncategorized on August 17th, 2009 by Alex – 483 Comments

This morning was supposed to go like this:

6:50-7:00 Alarm goes off, getting out of bed stuff
7:00-7:30 Read News
7:30-8:00 Shower
8:00-8:15 Call Strong, schedule bloodwork
8:15-8:45 Drive to work
8:45: Arrive at work, ready to go

Instead…
6:50-7:00 Alarm does not go off.
7:00-9:26 I sleep, unaware
9:27-9:28 Find phone, Strong’s number
9:29-9:36 I call Strong, sit on hold.
9:37-9:45 I try to explain to the operator that I need an appointment with the lab, she isn’t getting it
9:46-9:51 Operator suggests I might want to make an appointment with a local physician
9:52-9:55 I explain I already have a doctor, he has ordered this bloodwork
9:56-10:15 Operator gives me phone numbers and addresses for three OB-GYNs I might like
10:14-10:15 Frustrated, I thank her and hang up
10:16-10:18 I call my doctor’s office, ask what I should do. Nice lady suggests I try explaining again, and if I have trouble to call back
10:19-10:21 I try to explain to the new operator that I need to schedule tests
10:21-10:22 She suggests I get an appointment with a local physician, get an exam, and he can schedule the tests if he thinks they’re necessary
10:22-10:23 I explain that I don’t need another doctor to tell me I need them, because I already have a doctor, and he has ordered these tests
10:23-10:27: She puts me on hold to “consult with a supervisor”
10:28-10:28: She returns, asks if perhaps we are misunderstanding each other because I am looking for a local primary care physician, not OB-GYN.
10:29-10:29: I reiterate that I have a doctor, and he has ordered these tests, and ask if his office just needs to call and schedule them
10:29: She finally replies, yes, you have to go through your doctor to schedule things
10:30-10:33 I thank her and hang up, and call my doctor’s office back and inform the nice lady there that she needs to schedule the stuff. I give her Strong’s number, and she takes down what tests were ordered.
10:35 I finally leave for work
10:38-11:33 End up behind Slowy McSlowerton, a white pickup that insists on going at least 10 mph below any posted speed limit
10:56-10:58 Delays near 252-65 intersection
11:08-11:14 Sit in traffic, apparently they decided to dig up every 10 feet or so of the westbound lane of 96 through half of Pittsford, taking a long section of already-busy road down to 1 lane
11:36 Finally arrive at work, crazy late.

Fox News In Uproar Over American Ideals (Again)

Posted in Uncategorized on June 11th, 2009 by Alex – 473 Comments

Fox News yesterday released an interesting article, covering a senator who suggests that Obama ordered FBI agents to read detainees their Miranda Rights.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/06/10/lawmaker-says-obama-ordered-fbi-read-rights-detainees/

AMURRICA is understandably upset. TERR’ISTS don’t have rights! How can our GOV’MENT torture false information out of them (read: keep us safe) if TERR’ISTS are told they have rights! When (the government decided) you tried to kill good hard-working AMURRICINS, you lost all rights. (Unless it was those dirty illegal immigrants, have at them- bringing swine flu and drug cartels and takin’ our jerbs). Not that you had any rights to begin with, because you’re not AMURRICINS.

AMURRICA!

In other news, Thomas Jefferson’s ghost was spotted in New York City, curbstomping Rupert Murdoch while reciting the preamble to the Declaration of Independence.

My favorite line is this though:

“Some senators wonder what would have happened if Khaled Sheikh Mohammad, a self-confessed architect of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, had been read his Miranda rights.”

First of all, wikipedia would tag this shit weasel words. “Some senators…” Which senators? Who wonders that? Or is it just your conservative mouthpieces? Even your own party members are trying to distance themselves from you, right-wing nutjobs. Nobody’s asking this question, you’re just trying to incite people to ask the question. Smooth move, Fox, but we’re one step ahead.

Now that we’ve established that nobody actually asked this question, I’m going to answer it anyway. One of two things would have happened.

1. He would have confessed anyway, because he’s that-fucking-proud of it.

2. DoJ investigators would have had to do their job and INVESTIGATE and collect EVIDENCE and shit. You know, their JOB.

Either way, justice would have been served. With the certainty with which they called him “The Mastermind Behind 9/11″, I would hope they had a little more evidence than “But… he said so! He said he planned it!”

In conclusion, Fox News is a pile of increasingly irrelevant shit.

2009 Swine Flu vs. 1918 Spanish Flu

Posted in Uncategorized on April 27th, 2009 by Alex – 453 Comments

I’ve been hearing a lot lately about this “swine flu” from Mexico, and I’ve been hearing a lot of hype, especially with regard to the Spanish Flu, mixed in with the facts. Here’s what you need to know.

A(H1N1), the variety involved, was the same that caused the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic.

This is something the media’s been quick to jump on, but is not as big a concern as they’re making it out to be. A(H1N1) causes about 50% of influenza cases each year. Spanish Flu was just a small mutation of that strain, of which there are millions each year. Spanish Flu just happened to have the right combination to make it extremely deadly.

Those killed have been primarily young adults, as with Spanish Flu and other pandemic flus.

Also true. Pandemic flus have a tendency to create cytokine storms, which scientists studying the Spanish Flu have determined is how many young adults died of the disease. In a cytokine storm the immune system overreacts and pumps your body so full of cells to fight infection that it becomes unable to function, making a strong immune system a liability rather than a bonus. While we don’t have any wholly proven method to fight cytokine storms, we do have a few experimental drugs and techniques. If a pandemic were to break out, you can guarantee that with all these extra subjects research would find us a cure for this particular symptom quickly.

The mortality rate for Swine Flu has been extremely high, another hallmark of pandemic flu.

Kind of true. Preliminary reports suggest that 7% of the people who contract the swine flu die from it. For the record, the mortality rate of Spanish Flu was only 2.5%. Mexico isn’t exactly known for its heath care though, and in a city of 20 Million like Mexico City, it may be hard to track exactly how many people have actually been infected. They say only 2,000 have been sickened, though the actual number could be much higher. Most people who contract the flu don’t go to the hospital for it. If 6,000 people have actually contracted it, we’re looking at mortality of 2.5%, on par with Spanish Flu. If 150,000 have, we’re looking at normal mortality for influenza (.1%). In the locations where we have definitive answers as to how many have contracted the disease (such as the US, with 40 confirmed cases) there are no deaths from the same strain. This indicates one of two things: either Mexicans are especially susceptible to the disease, or the mortality rate has been overestimated.

During the Spanish Flu a ton of people died. This will happen if we have another pandemic.

Not necessarily. We have had massive advances in medicine since the Spanish Flu. As noted above many people died of cytokine storms; however many died of pneumonia and other secondary infections which are now curable. Symptoms too killed many while today we have the ability to alleviate them- some suffocated as their throats swelled while helpless doctors looked on, but nowadays we can provide drugs or as a last resort intubation until symptoms subside.

So yes, we should be vigilant. It is always a good idea to follow good hygiene, but beyond that, there is only a small cause for concern. Could there be a pandemic? Maybe. Will millions die? Highly unlikely. Millions could be sickened, but a week on the couch with a bucket and some daytime TV is what most of you would experience.

If you’ve been to Mexico lately (or had contact with someone who has) and you’re really, really sick, see a doctor. Otherwise, if you’re in a developed nation with a decent heath care system, you should be fine in a few days.

Hi, My Name is Alex, and I Am Addicted… to OpenTTD

Posted in Uncategorized on February 10th, 2009 by Alex – 456 Comments

OpenTTD is a great game. That being said, I need to put it down.

Every night I come home from work and boot up some good old-fashioned 1994-graphics OpenTTD. Then all of a sudden it is 3 am and I am starving and need to get up at 8 the next day. This needs to stop.

Then again there is a binge in less than two weeks, and I still need to perfect my advanced signaling techniques…

Hello, Wordpress!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 5th, 2009 by Alex – 1 Comment

So, wow, Wordpress is set up. I always told myself I would never use Wordpress, but I figure if after 5 years I still haven’t implemented a homebrew blogging solution it probably wasn’t going to happen. Expect me to probably mod the crap out of this.

First things first, let’s get my twitter feed up on here somewhere. That’s about the only thing I update regularly these days.