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Friday, September 13th, 2013
2:40 am
A curious double standrd.
This past Tuesday voters in Colorado held a recall vote for a handful of their elected officials in order to ouster them from the seats that were being held because of a Gun Control measure that the state legislature bullied through in the wake of tragic, yet isolated events. Two of these that had faced recall lost their seats as a result of their vote. The others were seriously warned by the voters.

Normally this wouldn't be much of a blip on any radar, except for there is now some sort of chastising of the voters for exercising this ability. As if it was wrong of the voters to have a recall election because the state senators voted against the will of the people. Case in point: The NewYork Times editorial piece that pretty much sums up the vote as this: "You people are too dumb for your own good and recall elections are not for this purpose.""

Where as if I recall right, the purpose of a recall election for officials is when they go against the will of the people to such an extent as there is enough discontent to petition for a recall. This happened with Scott Walker, and the collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin. Which I believe the NYT was championing before eh won the recall, as the democratic process in action, the will of the people to choose their elected officials based on the actions there of.

Basically what another editorial for the NYT said in this editorial in 2011.

They're not the only ones, The La Times, Washington Post, NPR, Chicago Tribune, and several other papers all came out as supporting a recall election when it's for a republican or involves a person whose politics do not match theirs. But how dare any voter challenge their people, how dare the voters petition for a recall to any democrat that draws the ire of the voting public.

Which basically this: It's he proper democratic process when the recall is to fall in line with the lock step as dictated by the media, but it'll tear the system apart if it gos against the status quo. Gotcha.

(tonight's music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkime9M4z34 )

Fox Out.

Current Mood: complacent
Friday, June 28th, 2013
11:37 pm
My current events.
I'll begin this adventure a bit more than a week ago. It was Tuesday the 18th in fact, round about two in the afternoon when I learned some, frankly speaking really fucking scary news.

After arriving at a clinic for a skin infection, the usual check in process was undertaken. Height, weight, temp, BP etc. Problem comes up.

My BP is about off the scale. Like 251/147 sort of spiking. The only folks that have that sort of BP are those currently involved in a stroke/heart attack. Me? I feel fine, can walk, talk, balance on one foot, etc. Anyway I get sat down in a room, given a cup of ice water and a single 0.2 mg dose of Clonidine. By now I'm very concerned about paying for things like 'emergency room' 'ambulance' and so forth. So my BP doesn't really drop that far despite them telling me to calm down, relax, lay down, have free water. Eventually I'm allowed to leave but ONLY if I go straight to the ER.

Arrive at ER, BP is 241/122. I get a room with a bed quickly, an IV stint and two syringes full of some medication that's supposed to take on such BP levels. I also get a pair of pills. I keep getting asked if I feel alright, headaches, dizzy feeling. Can I track things with my eyes, can I touch my fingers together, blah blah blah.

Well my stay turns into a night, more pills, and a drip (finally) of anti-biotics for my skin infection. I also get a shot in the ass, arms, belly and side. Various anti-biotics and anti-clotting stuff because they expect me to be laying down the entire time.

Every three hours, BP and temp check. My body temps floats between 97.4 and 98.9. BP goes up and down but finds 170/90 to be a comfortable medium for a while until finally it settles into the 150/75 range. It's also now Thursday. Did I forget to mention that I've been plexing out about having to pay for this hell storm. I've also not slept longer than an hour and a half in a stretch for the entire stay.

Leave, get my meds, choke down three pills immediately with a mouthful of water. Keep on my BP and it's been steady since then. Highest recorded has been 148/83, lowest 98/58. Since I've been keeping real records and since I was told to not take 3 Clonidine pills a day, to see how I get by with 2. My BP has been around the range of 119/74 and 128/74 discounting meals and post exercise.

So now I'm on a low Protein (80 grams a day), low Salt (2000mg day), low Potassium (2000mg day), low Phosphorus (850mg day) diet. But oddly enough I can have as much water as I want. I must exercise regularly. Lose weight (I knew that for a long time, had I actually been doing it things might be different). It's more to help my kidneys recover from the stress of such high BP and get myself healthier. Which so far I feel like I am. Down from 359 to 332. Doesn't sound like much, but that's enough to make my pants feel loose and belt loose.

Anyway, that's been my adventure. One I could have seriously done without.

Wishes:
1: I was my character Bluefox with all the abilities and resources as I have imagined, in the real world.
2: Eternal ideal health and build for myself and loved ones.
3: Unceasing Ideal health and bodies for my friends, their friends, families and tax-free total financial security.

Fox Out.

Post Script: Yay me, another Birthday.

Current Mood: depressed
Thursday, July 26th, 2012
4:10 am
A late follow-up.
It's been right about a month since my father passed. While it is true he fell into grand disfavor with me and the amount of words we passed from me telling him I would piss on his grave could be scribbled on a napkin. He's still my father.

He's a man that lived utterly convinced he would never live past the age of 40 or 42. It's bad that I don't really have that many good memories of him because he wasn't really what most would wish their fathers to be. He loved picking any sort of weakness and beating you over the head with it, if you got upset it was all the more funny. If you did the same back suddenly it was not funny and that you were a jerk for doing it. That is my biggest memory of living with and dealing with the man.

Other memories include being called a faggot by yelling it in front of all my friends because I happened to make the comment that another male friend of mine looked sharp in his new digs. So yea, giving a complement to any guy automatically made you gay, advice to any straight males. Don't EVER complement anyone if you want to remain straight.

He wanted to be 18 years old for the rest of his life and never thought for the future until he ticked past 45 and wasn't dead yet. Then suddenly he tried to made scramble to better his health but the decades of poor health caught up in the form of a heart attack or stroke that took him out of commission for three days. Three days of him laying on the floor of his house with no one to check on him because he drove the only person that had been living with him away. I was that person.

It was that event that began his slide into breaking down steadily, more heart attacks and strokes later found him hardly able to walk and an inability to remember a conversation for longer than 10 minutes at a stretch. That progressively declined until he was 3 minutes of total short term memory. He could recall everything up until the first major stroke, but nothing there after.

He ended up a ward of the state for a short time until he lied and convinced his second Ex-wife to take him out of the care hospice with the promises of hundreds of thousands of dollars in insurance money. the money was never there and for five years she would keep him at her house then go dump him at other hospice care facilities until he had amassed between $35k and $125k in bills per facility, then she'd just take him out and put him in a new place. Never paying the bills or attempting to get better treatments or medications. She also stole more than a half million dollars from the federal government and the state in the form of his disability checks which she used for herself. I can say this because she plead guilty to doing it in court. Why that woman is not behind bars I'm not sure.

The last year of his life was spent in a proper hospice care facility where he was placed once his sister was given legal custodial rights. From the few pictures I saw he was a hapless shell of his former self, and the last weeks of his life were spent on his back in a hospital bed to frail to even sit up without help. He passed away quietly from what I'm told. He was 63.

The funeral had enough people to just about fill a shuttle van and still let everyone have a seat-belt. My two brothers, their fiance's, my half sister, the second ex-wife -whom I wished badly to beat with a shovel-, his sister and her husband, a cousin and her husband, my uncle and his wife from my dad's side, myself and my mom. The service lasted 2 hours, no casket since he had been cremated, the grave side we dug with a shovel, about two and a half feet down to bury a cardboard box with his ashes.

From there I drove back from the coast with my mom, younger brother and his fiance because she -the fiance- suffers really hyper bad asthma and she forgot her inhaler when we had departed on short notice the day prior. A trip that normally takes 3 hours and about 45 minutes, we covered in just under 3 hours flat.

The most noteworthy thing about it all, was how cut throat my family is. My brothers, their fiance's I and my mom were invited to the uncle's for thanks giving. My aunt and her husband and boy were also invited. All right in front of my step sister, whom was not invited at all. The entire time at the funeral she was treated like the unwanted outsider because of the second ex-wife -her mom- being there. I do not like how she was treated for the entire situation because literally, she's only turned 18 recently and still has to live with that vile woman until she can find somehow to support herself.

A further notation was something I had recalled while there, the lie my father told to the second ex-wife. the reason she told my half sister was that she did it to secure her future with the money he had. In the end they still lost because the money he did get for disability would have just barely covered his bills for medication, nothing else. Do I know where the money went to or what it was spent on? No. Do I care? No. All the man left me with was bad memories, a few skills and an appreciation for how not to go about life. I hate alcohol because of him, I also know how to shoot and clean wild game because of him.

In the days since, I think about it and say 'Man, he's really dead...' then I move on. I've been told I'm in denial about how much pain I should be feeling, and I'm not really hurting. I stopped caring long enough ago when he couldn't recall a conversation that we had just had minutes prior. I stopped carrying my torch of grudge because he'd not recall it and that was the whole point of having a grudge. Was that he would remember, so when he couldn't anymore. It became pointless.

I figured it was time to post this now. Thank you for reading what I have here. Thank you to those that sent your well wishes, they're awesome.

Fox Out.

Current Mood: okay
Thursday, May 10th, 2012
10:01 pm
Remember.
Thursday 5-10-2012

My father passed away, I received word five minutes ago.

I'm in a strange state at this time.

Fox Out.

Current Mood: weird
Thursday, December 15th, 2011
1:22 pm
Awesome.
Once in a while there are trailers made that have a large component of CGI, but those have a tendency to be noticeable; however subtle. But not this one.

Total CGI Trailer No live action at all was used, see if you can see the difference.

Aside from that. The admin thing is still going well, a few folks are very disagreeable but it's to be expected. We finally moved from one house to another. I'm saying this only about a week or two after the fact. Now all that is left is to unpack all the junk we tossed into boxes in haste to just get out and sort what we need and don't need. At least though, we -as in Mom and I- no longer have to deal with a ten minute trip nightly back across town just to sleep. That alone is quite liberating a feeling and felt odd the first few nights. even now I still have the nagging notion that I need to go get ready to leave at around 11:30 at night.

Fox Out.

Current Mood: amused
Sunday, August 7th, 2011
4:31 am
Nifty time wasters
A game for you to play that involves horses. I've maybe not voiced my like for them in the past but I do actually like horses and think can be trippy as hell.

Howrse is the name of the game, click and go play.

Fox Out.

Current Mood: bouncy
Thursday, July 21st, 2011
5:45 pm
On the Edge of Glory.
If you haven't seen or heard this, please. Watch and listen.

http://www.wimp.com/gagaperformance/

It's on Howard Stern TV and I hate him but the song is worth enduring him for a little while to me

I'm still here, still writing short stories for free to hone my ability before I consider taking (paid) commissions or attempting to have something published for actual sale.

Fox Out.

Current Mood: good
Thursday, July 14th, 2011
5:33 pm
What I've been up to since school.
Not much really has been going on for me. Work is elusive as ever in being obtained. I'm a year older and writing. I'm not a published writer I would suppose or am I gaining income from it. But it's something to do so I don't go mad. I listen to music and dream of younger days, I also think of ideas for things that many would ignore as being absurd until the idea catches on. If anyone wants to see what I've been writing, go over to FA and lookup Bishopcorva there. You should see a plethora of things written.



Alphaville - Forvever Young

Lets dance in style, lets dance for a while.
Heaven can wait were only watching the skies.
Hoping for the best but expecting the worst.
Are you gonna drop the bomb or not?

Let us die young or let us live forever.
We dont have the power but we never say never.
Sitting in a sandpit, life is a short trip.
The music's for the sad men.

Can you imagine when this race is won.
Turn our golden faces into the sun.
Praising our leaders were getting in tune.
The musics played by the madmen.

Forever young, I want to be forever young.
Do you really want to live forever? forever and ever.

Forever young, I want to be forever young.
Do you really want to live forever? for ever young.

Some are like water, some are like the heat.
Some are a melody and some are the beat.
Sooner or later they all will be gone.
Why dont they stay young?

Its so hard to get old without a cause.
I dont want to perish like a fading horse.
Youth is like diamonds in the sun.
And diamonds are forever.

So many adventures couldnt happen today.
So many songs we forgot to play.
So many dreams are swinging out of the blue.
We let them come true.

Forever young, I want to be forever young.
Do you really want to live forever? forever and ever.

Forever young, I want to be forever young.
Do you really want to live forever? forever and ever.

Forever young, I want to be forever young.
Do you really want to live forever? forever.

Songwriters: CREGAN, JIM / DYLAN, BOB / SAVIGAR, KEVIN / STEWART, ROD

Fox Out.

Current Mood: hopeful
Wednesday, May 25th, 2011
5:53 pm
Haunting tune.
http://www.last.fm/music/Serena+Matthews/_/Shotgun+Ravens%2C+Pale+Night


ten thousand ravens came knocking
knocking like thieves on my door
cold, i stared back like dead tree bark
glued to these old breaking floors

the maid she brought down an old casket
then she lined it with mama's old quilt
while roses were drawn back like shotguns
draped softly here round my cold hips

(And the raven said)

x2
you (drawn out long)
you should fly, dear
For you
You will die here


strawberry pie in the oven sits
waiting for strangers to dream
as they lie on the back porch and whisper
while thunderstorms rattle the screens
I somehow can't seem to calm down now
where are the angels in white?
the dog down the street he is howling
and I have gone pale with the night

Aside from that. I'm doing fine, take care.

Fox Out.

Current Mood: calm
Friday, May 20th, 2011
5:34 am
End of times?
Technically, since I've not gone to bed since the 19th as of this writing, tomorrow is supposed to be the day of the rapture according to some odd math that's dubious at best.

Here's the math:

http://www.ebiblefellowship.com/outreach/tracts/may21/

TIMING OF IMPORTANT EVENTS IN HISTORY

11,013 BC—Creation. God created the world and man (Adam and Eve).

4990 BC—The flood of Noah’s day. All perished in a worldwide flood. Only Noah, his wife, and his 3 sons and their wives survived in the ark (6023 years from creation).

7 BC—The year Jesus Christ was born (11,006 years from creation).

33 AD—The year Jesus Christ was crucified and the church age began (11,045 years from creation; 5023 calendar years from the flood).

1988 AD—This year ended the church age and began the great tribulation period of 23 years (13,000 years from creation).

1994 AD—On September 7th, the first 2300-day period of the great tribulation came to an end and the latter rain began, commencing God’s plan to save a great multitude of people outside of the churches (13,006 years from creation).

2011 AD—On May 21st, Judgment Day will begin and the rapture (the taking up into heaven of God’s elect people) will occur at the end of the 23-year great tribulation. On October 21st, the world will be destroyed by fire (7000 years from the flood; 13,023 years from creation).

ONE DAY IS AS 1000 YEARS

4990 + 2011 = 7001 <--Old Testament

Note: When counting from an Old Testament date to a New Testament date, always subtract one year because there is no year zero, resulting in:

4990 + 2011 – 1 = 7000 years exactly. <-- New Testament

I say it's dubious because of the discrepancy between old and new testament. So if one goes by the Old, the year will be 2012, if by the new, 2011. I can already hear the excuses warming up. "We mistook the date.. it's actually (insert date here)."

According to here, the time is supposed to be 6pm.

http://www.religiondispatches.org/dispatches/laurilebo/4602/may_21_rapture_scheduled_for_6_p.m._/

Now, when I read up on that a bit more I was baffled by one thing, it's supposed to be 6pm for each time zone. Apparently the end of the world minds time zones, how nice. I'll have to remember to ask Scott how he's doing post 6pm where he's at, since he's about 14 odd hours ahead of me. I then ask folks in Germany since they are six hours ahead what's up. You know, just in-case. I'll also deliver a play by play for those on the west coast, central and mountain times zones and any others that are farther than those.

No, I've not suddenly gone and gotten fanatical about god and began thumping a bible. Far from it. If it happens then it happens, if it doesn't then it doesn't. It's not about this or that, it's a faith thing, as long as you believe in what ever god or multiples there of, then you're covered. No one is really right or wrong, despite what many say. Besides that, I really believe that such a thing were to happen. We'd not have advanced warning about it aside from suddenly knowing the very instant it happens. No waiting for time zones.

That much aside, staving off the end of the world single handed isn't about to happen. Should one be worried about it? If it helps you sleep, by all means.

In other news, my father broke his hip and is in the hospital. the woman that was supposed to be taking care of him is under indictment for various forms of fraud, theft by conversion, endangerment of the elderly and I think several other offenses. He's technical ward of the state and I may be going to see him Saturday. I'll pack a gun or two just in-case it comes down to having to fight the way back home. I think at least one rifle and a pistol will do.

I'm thinking about writing a kindle book or a print book and I've got a decent start on one already. I just need to figure out how well it'll be received. I also need about 60-70k more words for it to be taken seriously. I figure i can add about 5-7k words a day, I'll get that in no time, provided the end of the world doesn't happen.

Fox Out.

Current Mood: accomplished
Friday, December 10th, 2010
2:06 am
Events of note.
Graduated School: Associates Degree in Computer Networking + Win 2k3/2k8 server exp.

Cisco CCNA, XP, and Win server 2k3/2k8 experienced.

A+ Certified (now that I've completed and passed the two tests required)

Will be looking towards a Microsoft endorsement, also Net+, Server+, and Security+ certifications.

I feel that my Geek-fu is progressing nicely, even if I do most un-geek like things.

Side note, I've been doing a bit of writing, a few have potential to be awesome but in no way would I say what I've written is professional quality. If you really want to see them look on FA.

http://www.furaffinity.net/user/bishopcorva/

I feel that I crushed the practical side of the A+ test today with an 829 out of 900. Not a bad score for only watching videos and having less than three hours sleep the night before. The essentials I hoped for better but I still passed with a 750 out of 900.

Essentials required to pass = 675
Practical required to pass = 700

So yes, I'm fairly pumped about having passed it. So much so I actually danced a victory dance both times. Since they are individual tests. The first one I passed I head banged and fist pumped while moving around. The second, which i did today, I touchdown victory danced. It was easier for me to do since I was the only one in the testing room both times, so I could dance around and show off my mad test taking skills. The drive home was nothing but loud rock music of celebration.

http://www.comptia.org/certifications/listed/a.aspx

http://www.professormesser.com/ <---- Where I watched the videos for the A+ training.

Now I'm lifetime certified for A+, and soon I will be passed out sleeping.



Fox Out.

Current Mood: ecstatic
Thursday, October 14th, 2010
1:45 am
Watch completely and do not cry, not one tear, if you are able.



Life does get better.

Always remember that.

Fox Out.

Current Mood: good
Monday, September 20th, 2010
4:38 pm
It's over.
Last class was today.

I think my final grades will look something like this.

Psych 1101 = 96.8
Eng 1102 = 97.2
Humanities 1101 = 88.8

Good enough for two A's and a B, but I won't know for sure until the final grades are posted. Effectively though, school is done.

I'm not happy that it's over like I thought I would be, I'm not sad either, just sorta dreading the what to do now. I do know one thing for sure and that is find steady employment at entry level work to get experience, then apply elsewhere.

Although tomorrow, I think I will relish sleeping in. I may post here my papers that I wrote for English, except for my final, which is one I kinda sorta wrote on the fly and had no way of backing up, but I'll see if I can get the teacher to send it to me so that I can transcribe it.

Fox Out.

Current Mood: accomplished
Sunday, July 18th, 2010
10:56 pm
Insane hours.
Spent much of the weekend away, hiding out working on a few things and sleeping. Found out that oddly, my right foot is bigger than my left. Noticeably bigger. Fatter, but it doesn't hurt and it's not diabeties cause my blood sugar is normal. So that could mean I've become big foot. *^_^*

Anyway finally hit my last quarter of school, seems like better than two years ago now, cause it was more than two years. If I can't find work, might take a quarter off and go back start up a new diploma program for something else. Since I've already got nearly all the major classes done for allot of the good diplomas, it'll be easier should i go back for a second diploma or certificate. Will haev tot alk with one of the finacial aid folks about that, possibly the admissions as well.

for now, I'm off.

Also, thank you once more to Playgirl for the wonderful hotdog, s'wonderful indeed. :) Thank you.

Fox Out.

Current Mood: accomplished
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
12:55 pm
Bug killin
Working for family is hard. Explaining how something works and how to do it in the most basic of ways, only to have them ignore what you said and try to figure it out on their own is most irritating. Having these same family members then commence to tell other family members and total strangers about how you got them 'free' stuff is nearly infuriating. I want to bang my head on a table when then these apparent strangers and other family members then want the same 'free' stuff that apparently only I can provide and want it all working on their computers, and for me to fix their computers for free. All because the one family member for who I was doing a HUGE favor not for them but at her sister's (aka my mom) request.

The basics of what is entailed in this adventure in irritation.

1: Open the computer case and blow the dust out.
2: Install and run a free Anti-Virus.
3: Install and run a free Anti-Malware.
4: Run auto-update, install updates for their computer.
5: Re-run Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware.
6: Install Skype, Mozilla Firefox, Zone Alarm.
7: Teach what the Internet is.
7a: Tell that certain web-pages can be accessed from anywhere in the world.
7b: Show what cannot be accessed from anywhere else but that computer they are in front of.
7c: Explain that there is only ONE Internet, that it doesn't change with different ISPs or locations.
8: Teach how to use all the above mentioned programs.
9: Explain that Skype IS NOT THE INTERNET.
10: Explain the Skype IS NOT A WEB BROWSER.
11: Explain that Skype IS NOT AN ISP.
11a: Explain that it doesn't matter what ISP you are using that you can still use a web based computer to computer call for free using the Skype service. (Yes I know about the AT&T thing where they will begin charging for Skype use on mobile devices across their network.)
12: Explain what and ISP is.
12a: Explain AGAIN that websites can be accessed from anywhere in the world.
13: Explain AGAIN the Skype IS NOT THE INTERNET.
14 repeat steps 7-13 4x more minimum.
15: Write down what icon are and what they do.
16: Draw map of screen label icons on screen and hope no one moves an icon.
17: Re-draw map after someone moves an icon.
18: Suggest basic computer course at the Tech school.
19: Hint that they (the persons you are teaching) would be spending upwards of $120 an HOUR to be taught this same information that you are doing for much less than that.
20: Begin charging to fix problems they create.
21: Smile blissfully as now upset family and their friends go elsewhere and pay double what was being asked.
22: Refuse any further requests with the statement of "I can no longer afford to do things for free and my working on any problem would void any contract you agreed to when you went with 'company X'."
OR
21a: Get surprised with a cash payment for my trouble with extra added in for their being a nuisance.
22a: Help again so long as monetary payments are made for services rendered.

I'm currently in hiding to avoid the stupid of the world at least until my feet stop hurting and I no longer wish to strangle anyone who asks me the same question four times.

Aside from that, I'm all groovy and looking forward to my last quarter.



Fox Out.

Current Mood: working
Thursday, May 27th, 2010
1:06 pm
Nine years
Nine years of this journal being present and not really filled with my various thoughts, concerns, comments and so forth. Yay.

Fox Out.

Current Mood: accomplished
Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
11:07 am
A grand thank you.
A most grandiose thank you to playgirl for the very swanky pair of shades.

I would say my first wish here but I think if I did it wouldn't come true, so if it does come true then those for whom I have specified will see the effects soon enough, and don't worry they are most excellent.

Not quite a never ending supply of skittles good, but close.




Fox Out.

Current Mood: amused
Monday, May 24th, 2010
8:15 pm
End of an Era
Well in a few short weeks, not counting the break between this quarter and next, will be the last o my schooling. Yes I know it's been a long time, what with taking it actually kinda easy for my class load when held compared to a few others. It's bothersome that I've been lax in taking classes but at the same time I'm down to the last three and then I get my degree.

I think I'll forgo the Cisco cert for the time being and concentrate on the A+, Net+, and Security+ before the end of the year, maybe toss in a Mac cert for kicks and a MSCE in XP and Vista/7 os for fun. Once I get a good feel for my classes next quarter as for what to expect and everything, I'll know better then what I'll be able to do in the afternoons as far as any possible employment may be concerned.

As for me personally, up and down with sleeping. Wake up at all hours for some reason or another, go back to bed, wake up a bit later, usually ten minutes before my alarm goes off. lay there relaxing and just start nodding off again only to have the alarm blare. I still get to the school early, but no longer before 6 in the morning anymore. mainly because the doors are not unlocked until 6:30 - 6:45. Replaced the battery again in the jimmy, the first replacement was one that was actually too small in amperage and it started really going down this past winter. Recently it ate another alternator because the pulley for it decided to come unscrewed as I was driving home. Which cause the drive belt to get chewed up, no more power steering, or water pump circulating the coolant. Took longer to put the new serp-belt on than to take the old alt off, put the new on on.

Still need tires, brake work, shocks, other doodads. I'm concerned about the brakes, and tires for now. Maybe see about a tranny service or check over for health. For sure another fluid change is on the books for the break coming up, same with an oil change. Yay synthetic oil built for extended mileage between changes.

That's it for me at this time. Still plugging away on that GameForge thing, coming up on my two years of solid service here soon.


Fox Out.

Current Mood: accomplished
Saturday, April 17th, 2010
8:13 am
The pitch
I know it has been a winding road filled with gaps between sightings. But I am still here, daily chipping away at my time spent in school. Yes, still there, and now looking for employment or at least a good prospect of employment afterward. With a current listing of only 5 whole classes to take before graduation. I'm about as nervous as the start of school.

The upside for all of this, however, is I no longer have a math class bearing down on me. While I didn't get the grade I really wanted in the class, the one I did get was still passing. So no more math unless I got for a bachelors degree which may or may not be on the horizon for later. As i stand now, I have only English to attend and the classes there related, such as Speech, Psych, English-2, and then an elective. Yes I know I wrote English and English-2, it's actually English 1101 and English 1102. Two different classes that have to be taken in order, so I can get my associates degree.

Schooling aside, I've made a fair share of friends, even if they are more acquaintances than anything else, except maybe one or two. I really like these two and hope to keep in touch with them for years onward. Without them I would have never really tried sushi as in-depth as I have so far. While there is some that I wouldn't ever care to have again, there is some other that I'll crave enough that I must go have.

What else is there to go on about, not much aside from father being an absolute drag on my step sister and her folks there, only because they fell for one if not a few lies he told. In which greed was used agaisnt better judgment. the back story of which to me is rather funny, so I'll paste it here.

Several years ago when the man first became ill, my brothers and his sister all decided that it would be best to place him in a care home instead of taking him in. We considered the matter closed since it was best for everyone, he would have 24/7 care and a place to stay, visitation could be at about any hour desired any day of the week, get tired of him you can leave. This wasn't something he liked since he was no longer the center of the universe as he saw his self because everyone else had lives of their own to lead that didn't include him. So he started talking with his second ex-wife, making all sorts of promises for ready and easy access to his insurance money from life insurance and so forth, which fed into her greed. She dropped hints about it which we warned her as being falsehoods, that she would be better served in not trusting him without current documented proof, and that she'd have to understand that if she took him in, she'd be the one caring for him. Not us.

Well she sees that as somehow we are making a play for his money to cut her and her second child from a second marriage and my step sister out of a collage fund. So she rushes around and gets power of attorney, declares that only she can make choices for his life and so forth, pulls him out of the care-home to hold up her end of the bargain. So when she demands to have right to his life insurance, he admits that there is no life insurance, that it lapsed shortly after they divorced because he didn't want her getting it back then and just never got any more. So now she's stuck with him because the care-home refuses to take him back until an outstanding debt is paid, which is all on her since she took power of attorney, she assumed control of all his finances, including debts.

BA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

So now she's harping at my brothers and I to come take him off her hands for a few days so she can have some time to live a life that isn't work and dealing with him. She's also begging his sister to do the same and any other member of his family to do it. But so far, she has no takers. Mainly because everyone knew what she did was little more than a greedy grab and her reward for it is just what she got. Plus everyone has their own life to live and or do not want to have him like a anchor hanging around the neck. Last time I spoke with her she was saying how he misses us, that we need to come get him to keep for a couple days to reconnect, blah blah blah, I said firmly, that I have no desire to be near him for any longer than is absolutely necessary. That there was a reason he was in that care-home, one of which was so everyone could have a life without his burden. I also said that since he decided to be greedy instead of listening to us, that she very well brought this on herself and that it was not my problem whether or not she was happy.

That does bring a smile to my face that someone that acted in a greedy way got what they deserve, but also irritates me at the same time since he's not getting the seclusion and being at the whims of others to come see him if and only if they wanted to. Not being forced to see him day in, day out. Can't have it all I guess, but it is still most funny even if I'm the only one laughing.

Fox Out.

Current Mood: amused
Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
7:07 pm
Fire to the right, Ice to the left.
Since this seems to be the topic of choice here recently, I'll toss out my views of a republican winning a formerly decades long strangle hold on a senate seat. It's not a win to block, it's a win to serve as a check for balance rather than having one side getting all they wish no matter what. So folks are saying how republicans will stop anything democrat in nature just to be asses, that they won't go along with something just because. Everyone is also holding this up against the healthcare bill, which everyone seems to dismiss as having a chance to pass now, rather than slowing it down to make sure the "t's" are crossed and"i's" are dotted. That there isn't small things like "If you belong to a union labor party and have had your health insurance given to you as part of a settlement. You won't have to pay anything." or "If you live in Nebraska, you won't have to pay anything." Where as everyone else who gets meger health insurance from other sources can be labeled as having a "Cadillac health care" and thusly have it taxed, or if you choose not to have any health care because you are mainly healthy, that you'll be given punitive taxes based on what you would have spent on health care.

Furthermore, folks are harping about how nothing will pass since the democrats no longer have a super majority in the senate. Instead now they just have a simple majority. What is the difference between the two, one can be stalled by filibuster an the other cannot. But does anyone know the rules of a senate filibuster? if not go here or here to read them. So why all the harping about republicans using a filibuster to block things, but no one utters a peep when democrats did and do the same thing? Citation from democrats using the same filibuster tactic. It's really really funny to me to hear democrats whining about a silent filibuster being used by the republicans, when if anyone can recall. Only five years ago, in 2005, the republicans wanted to eliminate the silent filibuster from being able to be used, but democrats wanted none of that and such a measure was defeated.

Now, what a silent filibuster is, is this. A traditional filibuster required at least 41 members of the opposition to agree and come together to declare a filibuster. Now all it takes is about 10 opposition to sign a agreement to not answer the role call, which will stall any senate voting because in order for the senate to vote on anything it requires at least 67 senators to be present. The only way past a silent filibuster, was to hold a super majority. Since there is no longer a super majority in the senate, a silent filibuster cannot be overruled. However if democrats had gone along with republicans back in 2005, even a silent filibuster would not be a worry now.

What does this mean to you and me, it means we'll be hearing about how republicans are stalling the debate yet again. While from what was it.. July '09 till about, what.. November '09. The House of representatives -which has still a majority enough to not need any republican support for anything, and override a house filibuster- hardly eaked out a bill, only with the help of several bribes did anything get extruded. It moved to the senate, which had its own ideas and drop another load back on the house. At no time did there need to be ANY republican support to pass any health care bill, but no bill could be passed because of infighting among the democrats. Each wanting a piece of the handout pie.

Maybe now, we'll actually get to hear about the details of bills that the house and senate were trying to ram down the throats of the tax payers, instead of hearing that a new bill was signed and surprise surprise, it means your taxes are going up.
Dirt Room - Blue October

I'm like a ghost
I'll be living in a dirt room
Waiting for the day to be closer
To the window when you're home
I'll be standing by your back door
Reaching for the knife in my coat
I'm going to put it to your throat
Sweaty piggy, you're a bad man
What a fucking sad way to go
Your mother raised you as a joke
I should have wiped away a burden
Use the curtain in the kitchen to choke
You

You think you own me
You should have known me
You took the future and the food off my family's plate
You think you'll use me
I'm stronger than you
You take my money, but it's useless
When see what I do to you
Look what I do to you

Oh god then you awoke
You started screaming through the duct tape
Don't ever think I'm letting you go
I'm busy digging you a hole
Now you'll be living in a dirt room
Breathing through the straw of your own
Come on
I really think that this is fun for the money
I'll make it comfy for the time wasted making you rich
I want to cover you in ants, bees and honey
Then take a picture for the cover of our album!

You think you own me
You should have known me
You took the future and the food off my family's plate
You think you'll use me
I'm stronger than you
You take my money, but it's useless
When see what I do to you

You think you own me
You should have known me
You took the future and the food off my family's plate
You think you'll use me
But I'm stronger than you
You take my money, but it's useless
When see what I do to you

And now I see you, oh
'Cause your back's against the wall
And finally you're mine
You're mine

You think you own me
You should have known me
You took the future and the food off my family's plate
You think you'll use me
I'm stronger than you
You take my money, but it's useless
When see what I do to you

I really think that this is fun for the money
We'll make you comfy for the time wasted making you rich
I want to cover you in ants, bees and honey
Then take a picture for the cover of our album!

Fox Out.

Current Mood: amused
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