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What Do I Keep Saying About Animals?

I’ve said before that the animals are going to inherit the United States (and the Earth for that matter!).  I’ve brought you cats, dogs, and today it is An Axe-Wielding Bird.

Keep it up good people…The animal overthrow is coming.

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2011 in Videos

 

People Should Think Before They Speak…

Some people really should not speak.  They just show their stupidity and prove without a doubt that the human race clearly needs mother nature’s survival of the fittest rule reinstated.  Take Michael Walz, for example.  Yesterday he posted some drivel about Democrats in the Lakeland Ledger, published in Lakeland, Florida. Here is a link to the article.

He starts off rambling about the Democratic party being illegal and then tries to justify that claims with a couple of delusional points.  The whole article is a bit unorganized and not very coherent as far as his thought process flow is concerned.

Okay, first, let me say that I am quite anti-federal government.  Before you know anything else about me, you should understand what that means: I fully believe that we need a government for the people, by the people…but that our federal government no longer meets this requirement and has overstepped its bounds.  For the most part, I believe the federal government – and the US as we know it by association – is in a downward trend.  I would compare the current US government to the historical decline of the Romans or Egyptians.

Our federal government is despondent and inept, too big to function properly and poorly managed.  We need a serious overhaul/overthrow.  I predict the US following in the footsteps of the Soviet Republic and balkanizing into separate states.  While I don’t think we will end up with 50 separate states, I can clearly see us dividing into smaller regions than our current political borders.

Our government has all the wrong priorities, no longer really listens to the citizen, and is insulated to the point that we cannot make any major changes without force.  I think that is what it is going to take…There will be some major policy change instituted by the government that will eventually break the backs of the common citizen and we will rise to the occasion.  I am kind of surprised it has not happened already, given the world-wide state of affairs today.

Finally, I wan to throw out that while I do not believe in the federal government I do support those being directed by it.  I fully support our troops currently in harms way to give the idiots sending them there the right to do so.  I support the rights of the idiots protesting government policy at soldier’s funerals – even though that soldier died defending the right for them to protest – and who are disrespecting the dead soldier for no reason other than they were a government puppet.  I was a soldier myself for 6 years…and while I routinely disagreed with policy, I followed all lawful orders presented me.  Our troops today have a lot to deal with: the combat situations where the enemy is directly trying to kill them, the government who is trying to kill them by placing them in harms way for all the wrong reasons, the government who abandons them after service by providing shoddy or no care, and the everyday citizen at home who wants their freedoms but voices their discord in all the wrong ways.

So, here’s to the soldiers who give you the right to be the idiots you are so plainly displaying yourself as.

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2011 in Rantings

 

Some Funny Signs

It’s been a few days since I posted…no real reason, just nothing has caught my attention enough to write about of late.  But this morning I ran across these funny sings.  Hope you enjoy them.

 
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Posted by on August 23, 2011 in Photographs

 

Highway Rubberneckers Need To Be Shot!

OK…this is a rant if I ever saw one. I just had to get this off my chest. For those of you that don’t know, I travel I-4 into Tampa each morning for work and also home each night. My normal trip is about 30-40 minutes. There is a section of the highway near McIntosh Rd where the traffic always seems to back up, usually for no apparent reason.

So yesterday, my ride home took a little over an hour becuase there was an accident. Now, I am travelling east. The accident was on the right shoulder of the west-bound lanes; that is the far shoulder of the other side of the highway from me. Sitting on the shoulder is one state troooper vehicle. In the grass is a commercial van that looks like it rolled once or twice but was upright on its tires. No other emergency vehicles, nobody milling around. The cop was in his car and the driver of the van was sitting in the front seat of the van. That’s it.

This causes a 7-mile backup on my side of the road. WHY? The other side of the road only had about a half mile backup. It just doesn’t make any sense.

So this morning on the way to work, there is another accident. This one was a bit worse, involving two smaller cars and a semi. One car was partially under the truck. Not a pretty picture. Again, there was one cop car, two tow trucks and a couple other vehicle parked on the shoulder. And this accident caused a 6-mile 45-minute backup. All because everyone has to slow down and look.

I understand you need to slow down, for safety reasons. I understand that human nature makes us curious so we want to look. But dammit, there is nothing you can do (unless your a doctor, EMT, or other certified rescue personnel) so just slow down for safety and drive on. YOU DO NOT NEED TO STOP ON THE HIGHWAY! Many times, this just causes more accidents anyway.

Long story short: Rubberneckers are idiots!

Let me repeat that: Rubberneckers are idiots!

Once more: RUBBERNECKERS ARE IDIOTS!

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2011 in Rantings

 

Firefox Has Lost My Support!

I hate to say this, but after many years of using Firefox, I have deicided that I am now going to stop using it and find a new web browser.  First, let me say that I think that Firefox is still a great product.  It far exceeds Internet Explorer in my opinion due to its advanced features and controls.  But Mozilla (the developers for Firefox) have decided to go on a six-week development cycle.  And that is not six weeks between minor updates…they are going to be releasing new MAJOR version every six weeks. Firefox 6 Now Available

This is a huge mistake in my opinion.  One of the greatest things about Firefox is the Add-ons that can be used with it.  With a six-week life cycle, the developers of those Add-ons will not be able to keep up.  Not too mention the amount of bugs that will be introduced and not properly corrected and during each cycle. I personally think this is a bit too aggressive for a development cycle.

[UPDATE] I have found some references that these are not actually major updates…just that Mozilla is not using a standard convention of software numbering. Typically when you do a small update to fix a bug or add a minor feature, you increament the software number by a decimal point, so from 4.0 to 4.1, to 4.2, etc. You only increment the first digit if you rewrite the code enough that it is no longer compatiable with previous versions. It seems mozilla is not going to follow that convention and will instead just increase the first number each time. Either way, it does not affect my decision to move away from Firefox [END UPDATE]

No matter how you look at it, the last couple version of Firefox have been falling short of my expectations anyway. It seems to be getting slower, fewer and fewer Add-ons are available, and the overall experience has decreased with layout changes and features added that aren’t really necessary. So I am looking for a new web browser. I’ll throw out that I am not an Internet Eplorer fan, so that browser is right out. The same goes for Google Chrome. Except for Google’s search page, I don’t support them as well. They are almost as bad as Facebook and Apple when it comes to Customer Service and listening to what the customer truly wants.

For the moment, I am currently testing a browser called SlimBrowser (Slim Browser Home Page). It seems to have been around a while but I have never heard of it. It has some really cool features and some advanced options I had never really thought I might use. But reading through the basic help files, the FAQ, and the online forums…this looks like a contender for my new support.

Finally, if anyone has any other suggestions, please let me know. Thanks.

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2011 in Rantings

 

Another Slow Motion Video

Had to throw this one out there…. Slow Motion New York This is a cool slow motion video….make sure you watch it all the way to the end. The last 10 seconds is the best part.

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2011 in Videos

 

Can You Drive Like This???

Hahahahah. This is a great video: Shelby Cobra Doing Donuts In Living Room. I am sure I couldn’t drive like that. But that is pretty neat to watch. I have to say so much for the floor though…hope they had plans to remove it cause it is gonna take some work to restore that if not.

 
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Posted by on August 12, 2011 in Videos