Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

Shit Look at the Time Go

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Sorry blog and blog readers. I’m two weeks out from a wedding. There are a few classes left until then end of the first semester of my MBA. I’ve got a new job at a promising start up company. I’ve got a new 5-string bass. I play too much Destiny. And almost every morning, I’m up at 5 preparing to work out at Title Boxing Club or lift weights at Prairie Life.

While you’re waiting on me, I recommend Hyrule Warriors on the Wii U. I like Destiny on the PS4. And when I’m idle, I play Smash Bros on the 3DS or Time Surfer on the phone. Seth Harwood’s got a new collection of short stories. I’ll be reading through those when I get a moment.

Meanwhile, I’ll be balancing things poorly but incrementally better and better. And I’ll try to put in more time for the blog.

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Corporate Philanthropy

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Chick-fil-A has recently come across my newsfeeds even though it’s not too new that Chick-fil-A has been supporting things like Focus on the Family. The existence of this knowledge brings about a question. What is my relationship to the philanthropy of Chick-fil-A? One college voted to remove Chick-fil-A from the campus.

My gut reaction is that corporations should strive to be more value neutral. There are causes I believe in which might seem divisive or disagreeable to others. Specifically, I think evolution must be taught in schools and I think educating each other is the highest value. Educating people is a really touchy subject because what is important about education is different to different groups and none of us want to be brainwashed. I don’t want to learn about homeopathy; Liberty University wants people to learn fake science.
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This Is Life Reviewed

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Before This is Life, I had last seen Jack heading off for a break from life as he knew it. He had sorted out the situation involving the death of his deadbeat friend Ralph while pulling his own albatross of a drug habit off of his own neck. This is Life is a well paced cop show style thriller that takes Jack back to the loose threads of the first Jack Palms story.

To learn more about who Jack Palms is or the preceding Seth Harwood stories you could start with this link. Also, he has his own website: sethharwood.com.

This is Life starts with Jack coming home to find his bed burnt with an assailant on the premises. Mills, the old cop who helped Jack navigate through waking up and investigating the death of Ralph, needs Jack’s help to look into the connected return of Jack’s former KGB nemesis who survived the first shit storm climax that left Junius dead and Freeman unemployed. The assassination of a crooked cop via a fifty caliber slug that pokes holes in the cop’s not-a-K-car modern Mustang brings the consequences of Jack’s involvement in the local San Francisco underground home to roost.
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Why My Ideas are Stupid.

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

A lot of people have provided various criticisms to my general thoughts and that’s fine. Sometimes I wish people would just list the stuff they know I don’t like about them as a sort of like angst-prevention opportunity I could use to choose to ignore reading from certain people.
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On The Campaign Pulpit

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

I want a country that you could leave freely but you don’t want to. I want a country that wants you in it so much that they take the time to find you and make sure you’ve got what you need. I want a country where the laws fall through the cracks so the citizens don’t.

I believe in the basic principle that a good nation builds good workers that make good products that everybody can be proud of. In return for investing in our young Americans, that nation then taxes you a bit to invest in the next set of young Americans and to care for the well being of those who have invested their twenties through sixties in the American Dream.
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What Have You Done For the Future Lately

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

A lot of people look at their life and wonder why more hasn’t worked out for them. There is a legitimate grouping of people who really couldn’t have done better, for whom the cards were stacked for this result or likely worse. So it is for the rest of us that I ask the question. What have you done for the future lately?
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Simplicity

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

I have a particularly unique combination of values. Take my word on that for now and I’ll try and prove it. What will surprise many people is that I understand a way in which religion, Republican economic policies, homeopathy, laissez-faire capitalism, traditionalism, green energy, and gold based currency can seem attractive. These things all start and stay pretty simple.
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Tame My Discontent.

Monday, October 17th, 2011

This weekend was a rare one in the fact that local politicians were canvasing the neighborhood and it seemed like Dawn of the Dead only it was afternoon and the zombies were local political hopefuls.  The Sheriff hopeful leaves a three fold brochure outlining his experience.  He is, in fact, very experienced having started in the Marine Corp and earning several awards and recognitions as a police officer.  And then I notice the NRA affiliation which is not too surprising as I feel there is a relationship between service people and guns.  Further down, something about supporting local charities and faith based stuff.  OMG, faith based stuff.
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The Sea Pig Rhyme

Monday, October 10th, 2011

She swoons at babies and puppies
has beautiful uglies
Likes flowers and jewelry
things that glitter all lovely
Understands manly
if you’re talking ’bout rugby
she can take rough
but mostly she’s snuggly

but this woman
can you believe it
she doesn’t like sea pigs
and this woman
can you believe it
she doesn’t like arachnids
and even though
there are more of every single
Kind of insect
She just isn’t willing
to love popular things
just yet.

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Repost: High School Principal Bullies Gay Student Activist

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Reposted from addictinginfo.org

It’s worth reading from addictinginfo but I thought I’d pimp the story here. In Sequoyah High School in Madisonville, Tennessee, the principal Maurice Moser flipped his shit with Chris Sigler’s interest in starting a Gay Straight Alliance. Click the link for more information.

Way to go Moser. Yet another example of things wrong with our educational system. Namely, the inability to deal with a new point of view using rational means.

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