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Yet another problem, solved.

May 1, 2008

If you don’t have the next 20-30 minutes to dedicate to reading this, move on to something more important and come back to this later, but the longer you wait, the more you hate America.

I am so sick and tired of this. In this post you will find some of the following; Ranting, Complaining, Anger, More Ranting, and to top it off I will be explaining the problem with our economy and why it will either make a major turn around or keep going down hill. If you dont care to read this, click here.

So I am going to make another prediction, this is also a major one. The economy is going to make a major drop, no not like you have been told by the media and the other amateur predictions by the “pros”, remember “The Titanic was built by professionals but the ark was built by amateurs.” Everyone knows the economy is going to kick the bucket, what caused this? Oh! Oh! Oh! I know, Pick me!!! Me! Me! Me!. It has a bit to do with everything, but mainly one thing. This fall could possibly lead to another “depression”. I don’t want my kids to grow up in that kind of world. We used to take this resource for granted, but now that it is getting more expensive its starting to hurt our bank accounts. Yes you guessed it, gas. It is getting over $4 a gallon in some places, and now we need to figure out how to fix this. Fix what, the gas prices? Yes we know Mike, but how do you do that what ever your crazy mixed up scheme is cant be done by simple old ME, can it? I can tell you how to do this now, but wait if you read the rest of this blog you will get knowledge for free thats less than a pennys a day!! (Yes, thats pennys, not pennies, pennys.) With the gas prices the way they are, and they look like that will easily top $5 a gallon by the end of summer, we are pretty much screwed. But here is my plan on how to fix this whole problem.

I know that I frivolously promote my main man, but it’s not because I want to impose my political views on all of you, but I do and will try to do. Paul knows the situation, he has a plan, and he can fix everything if given the chance! I’m so sick and tired of the media only giving coverage to Hilliary and Obama. Two of the three DB’s that are in the race. Paul can fix the economy, he is going to cut spending, make for small government, and bring everything back home. He will improve relations with foreign nations. Not too long ago I found an article of the Saudi Arabian president endorsing Paul, why? Well because everyone except the people of this country see that we are screwing ourselves. We have become so enriched with our own gluttony spending thousands of dollars on parties and alcohol. We need to take a step back and think about ourselves and look at ourselves from the eyes of someone from another country, ask yourself if you were a foreigner, “what would I think of America if I came here to visit?” Now seriously, think about it. Would you think, “hey these people are nice, the cities are clean, people don’t treat other people like the trash that they throw out the window while driving 115MPH down the 5 freeway, there is no trash talking and everyone respects each other.” No, that couldn’t be further from what the truth is. Take a second and think, what do people from another country think of us as a country? I know lets ask google, google always has great answers for our questions! Now I searched for one thing “I hate America”
Results 1 – 10 of about 6,260,000 for I hate america. (0.16 seconds)
Holy crap, thats 6 and a quarter pages returned!! Most of these pages returned from people from out of the country, thats quite a few pages.
Now I search for “I love America”
Personalized Results 1 – 10 of about 37,800,000 for I love america. (0.14 seconds)
Now mike, there were more pages returned for “I Love America”, thats right. And this proves my point That I made earlier. WE ARE TOO FULL OF OURSELVES TO NOTICE WHAT THE REST OF THE WORLD THINKS OF US!!!! They think we are trash!

Ok, now that I have discussed my opinion about the global “approval” of America from the views of other countries. Lets get back to what this is all about, gas. What the heck are we going to do to fix this major problem? Again, I have an answer for you. “Aww, Mike you cant have the answers to everything, why do you keep trying to make this crap up and shove it down my throat.” I will tell you why I shove it down your throat, because if I were to just say this to you like a teacher from your high school would, it would just forget it like you forgot 10th grade history. If you are thinking that, “Mike I am sick of your crap” you should have stopped a few hundred words ago, but now you are angry and want to have some reason to say, “Hey you are wrong!” Basically I have you hooked now. Now my idea to fix this whole situation is very far out there and it needs some time to fully fall into place(5-7 years, which may actually be too long), but it is VERY effective. Ban gasoline for use in cars. Now you think, thats impossible. AH, gotcha! There would be physically no law banning the use of gasoline, but a ban on things that use it, effectively making gas as valuable as a bottle of urine on the side of the street. Washington needs to stop bending over backwards for the oil companies and doing what they want just because they have money, screw that. The little mom and pop show down the street should have the same amount of say in what happens with laws at Arco/Exxon does. You really think that Washington is run by politicians? They are just puppets that you look at on the TV, Listen to on the Radio, or see them in person. It is just a bunch of crap they spew out because someone made an anonymous donation and we as people just take what they say at face value, STOP! I know you all are busy people, “Mike, I don’t have 30 seconds to think about what was just said to me.” I know that almost everyone that reads this is from my church, so I don’t imagine that you watch too much South Park, but last season there was an episode that was essentially a parody on the 9/11 conspiracy, at one point the character playing the part of the president says a line that went something like this:

Stan: But the people of the United States would never believe something like that!
GWB: Hehehe, people…More like ‘sheeple’. You see Stan, the people of the United States can just be lied to and manipulated they follow along like nothing other than sheep. Thats why we framed the Muslims for 9/11

Another line from the movie Shooter.
“This is a country where the secretary of defense can go on TV and tell the American public, ohh it’s about freedom, it’s not about oil. And nobody questions him because they don’t want to hear the answers because they know its a lie!”

So instead of being a sheep about it and taking what is said for face value. Look into something before you buy it as it is sold to you. If you just take it as it comes and believe every last word just cause you don’t want to look into it more then you most certainly fail. Now, what the crap is this about $5 a gallon? We need to get rid of gas, in a simple but hard system that will only take a few steps. We can lose our addiction to oil. Yes you heard me correctly, we can LOSE our addiction. It wont be easy, jobs will be lost, money will be lost, truces will be broken, maybe they will stop airing 24 on Monday nights. All of these things would be epic to not only our economy but to toe world. Here we go, buckle up and hold on tight.

Step one: Ban importation and production of gasoline powered vehicles for consumers. Were talking your Minivan, your Honda, your Ferrari, your Lexus, and your Prius. It is still legal to import gas/diesel powered vehicles for use in commercial settings, your MACK truck is ok, your work truck is ok, etc. Obviously there would be restrictions on this, but ultimately all fossil fuel vehicles would be illegal to use. Now you are thinking, yes thats retarded, that will never happen, you cant just call up the companies and say “STOP!”, you are 100% right. We give the companies 1 year warning. January 1st of 2010 it will be illegal to import or produce gasoline powered vehicles into America.

Step two: Restrict the importation of vehicles to hybrid cars only, no not the piece of crap Prius, that thing uses gas, therefore, illegal. Hybrid cars using electricity and Hydrogen. Electricity being easy to produce with solar panels, new technology in solar have only a fraction of the first generation solar cells and up to 3x’s more energy produced. Hydrogen being the most abundant element in the universe, what is there not to like about it?

Step Three: Systematic destruction and reconstruction of gas stations to be replaced with hydrogen pumping stations.

Step four: The dealerships have 2 years, one year warning period and one year after to sell the gas powered cars off, after the 730 1/2 days whatever cars you have left will be sold to private companies to recycle the metal for use in other applications.

Step five: This step doesn’t really need to be done by anyone, simply because it is the cornerstone in releasing our need for oil. Gasoline/Diesel powered vehicles are not completely illegal to drive, you can still own them, but to get gasoline you are pretty much on your own to get because, well there is no where to get it.

Mike, you have crazy ideas that will never work, but thanks for trying. If thats what you are thinking, you are wrong. Most of my ideas are radical, but thats because the MUST be. If we make a few changes here or there its just sweeping a mess that keeps getting bigger under another rug and spreading it out. You may have a mess thats only half as big, but now you have two, one in the garage and one in the spare room. You haven’t solved any problems, just moved it out of the way. We need change not shifting. We need someone in office that can fix everything, and Paul is the guy to do it.

Ultimately this whole plan would do a few things, one it would force companies to start making hydrogen powered vehicles to stay alive, gas companies would either adapt to the new rules or they would die, survival of the fittest now. But wait there is still more! Mike wont hydrogen just become the next gas and you will be paying $5 a bottle/can/some unit of measure, PSI? Yes, that would be a problem, but where there is a problem I, and many others I imagine (or hope so, otherwise I should just give up on humanity) have a solution.

The price of hydrogen is running down hill as companies like GE start making moves to create a easier and faster way of producing Hydrogen. “Mike we still have the problem, a company will make a ‘gas station’ and then continue to charge outrageous prices.” Sure that has the possibility of happening but it will be unlikely, why? Because producing Hydrogen is not something that can only be done in a plant in Louisiana, You don’t need a barrel of crude oil to make hydrogen. You need a small unit in your house that will produce it, “but Mike that unit will be expensive.” Wrong again! In a town somewhere in Idaho the local government requires you to buy a gun when you purchase a house, but if you cannot afford to buy a gun, the government will buy it for you. This same model will be used to distribute hydrogen production units, think about it, you have your heater/AC unit, your water heater, and your Hydrogen production plant. IN YOUR GARAGE!!! Any home that is built after 2010 will be required to have a water heater, heating/AC unit that runs off Hydrogen and then after 2012 every house that has already been built will be required to have one installed. Hey, guess what! You can fill your own tanks for your car too! Gas stations cannot compete with you, so they are forced to make their prices competitive to stay in business. Dirt cheep clean energy.

Solved, no more gasoline for vehicles, Ron Paul for the next 8 years. And to think that he will be the first president voted into office by “write ins”. The next decade is going to be awesome.

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I found a blog by a man in Iraq.

April 28, 2008

http://last-of-iraqis.blogspot.com/

It’s pretty freaking epic, some of the storys are amazing. It is crazy to think that bullets and bombs are just as natural to them as a police siren is to us. You should check it out.

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New Gerbers.

April 24, 2008

I got my new knife and multi-tool today. Gerber. Needless to say, Gerber is the new Le*therM*n. Gerber simply makes better tools. Here are some pics!

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Almost forgot…

April 1, 2008

I can ride my bicycle with no handle bars.

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Surefire

October 17, 2007

My new flash light is epic win. It came with a warning that reads:

  1. Do not leave activated flashlight unattended
  2. Do not set the flashlight (lens) down. Doing so traps heat from the lame and may result in shortened lamp life and/or damage to surrounding materials.
  3. Do not place activated flashlight against any combustible material that could be damaged by heat.
  4. Do not hold bezel or lens of activated flashlight against any portion of the human body.
  5. Keep away from children.
  6. Remove batteries from flashlight before storing or transporting.

The initial opening of the light was momentous, it was everything I had been expecting, then I turned the light on, keep in mind I was on my front porch, after eagerly opening the box with anticipation, and the light was lighting things up that were in direct sunlight. It was, and still is epic.

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Unions.

October 15, 2007

This is all my opinion of unions, this in no way reflects my opinion of people that work in the field as individuals.

That being said, I had a talk with my boss, Jeff, on the way home the other night. He was telling me stories about union gigs that he has done in the past. Some pretty interesting stories. I recently was involved in a conversation with a union worker, he was telling me that unions are better, I disagreed with him. His arguments were something of the following:

  • You wont loose your job to illegals
  • The union will keep you safe
  • You get health insurance

These are all valid, but in audio the unions mandate breaks every ‘x’ period of time, and they are mandatory. That will screw you up when you are trying to load in your gear. You have someone to do everything, there are the truck loaders, the pushers, the utility crew, etc. Now that you know the different ‘classes’ here is what happens. The truck unloaders arrive at, oh lets sa, 8AM to load in, but the truck is late for some reason. The truck shows up at noon. Now the unloaders are on break, when they get back from break the pushers go on break so all the cases are sitting out side while you wait for the pushers to get back from break. The pushers get back from break and load in all your gear, but the utility guys are on break now because of all the delays. So after the truck showing up a few hours late, a job that should be done in 2 hours has now taken 6+ hours.

This is why freelance work is the best.

  • You wont loose your job to illegals if you work hard
  • You get the jobs done faster
  • Union leaders seem to think that the workers are better off when they work less and get paid more, but in reality the customer wants to avoid over time and double time. My personal opinion is get your work done as fast as possible and avoid going into over/double time.

The way I have been influenced by Goodman is “work fast, hard, and accurate.” This directly translates to the client “these guys do the work fast and correct, and they are avoiding over/double time.” If you work hard and fast, you don’t get paid as much, which is granted, but you will get more gigs from the people because you are doing such a great job.

In freelance work you are only as good as your last gig, that being said, you work hard and fast and correct and you will get more gigs because your work ethic is good.

They simply don’t make sense in this day and age. They worked a long time ago when there were not rights for people working for large companies, where they would work for almost nothing. The unions were needed to let the companies know that the people need to be paid correctly for their jobs. In this age now, if you are not paying your employees well, they simply wont work and go find a job that will pay them the correct wage.

In conclusion, I will avoid working for a union as best as possible.

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FiOS Fascination.

October 1, 2007

I have been fascinated with the speed offered with Fiber Optic Internet connection, the upstream and downstream are ridiculously in speed. The only thing that I don’t like about it is the upload speed, there are plans that offer 5mbps upstream but you can only buy that plan with 30mpbs downstream. 30mbps is waaaayy to fast for me. I actually think that my hard drive would not be able to write data that fast. I have been asking the people on “live chat” (which I think are either A: bots; or B: Indian people hired to talk to me via Internet from their home office in Delhi) So after trying to sift through that mess, I decided to go play Counter-Strike:Source, gotta love the Zombie Mod.

Tomorrow afternoonish I plan on calling Verizon to get the connection installed. After reading more about the installation process, I found out that it will be free the first month and the installation fee will be waived, sweet! I will be keeping this up to date with more info as it comes.

Here is my ‘speakeasy‘ speed test results for my current connection:
Download Speed: 6880 kbps (860KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 491 kbps (61.4 KB/sec transfer rate)