Opinion Time 05/21/17

Guess who’s back. Back again. Guess who’s back and tell a friend. I should be saying that this will get easier for some, but as I will never run out of material. Let us jump right in with our first from CBS.

Drugs Are Okay As Long It Is Not Scientology

Parents flipped their collective refuse straight from the S-bend in Santa Monica because at the high school they had to cancel an anti-drug program that was sponsored by the church. It may seem that maybe if these talks were just advertising for the church just for the sake of advertising. That is not true as it is explained in the article that this program was allowed after a student fell off the roof on an LSD trip. That tends to be a good reason for getting some anti-drug talks at least, on top of that there was an option for parents to remove students. All this sounds like the school did everything that needed to be done and just let the parents make the call.

So, why did parents feel that the church should not be funding the anti-drug program into the school after it was vetted by the principal? According to the church, it is due to a discriminatory opinion against them, and if you have read any of these then you know that people claiming discriminatory actions are a bit of a pet peeve.

This, however, is something different because without proof from a student who could not say something about it despite going to the program made me wonder that maybe some of the parents either feel so confident in their kids staying off drugs or they just do not care. In either case, they either have a lot of faith in their kids or are just completely idiotic. Way to go, Santa Monica, I hope this is not an opinion reflective of the entire group, but just because someone found it where this program which by the way is not directly from the church, but affiliated, and hell since I did not bash them some people I am affiliated now.

Yale Dean Snaps on Yelp Reviews

It may seem weird, but I do not hate everyone or everything. I find happiness in a lot of things, and I can understand when you are an intelligent human being surrounded by idiots enough times that the smallest mistake makes you want to go out for blood like it was the new cure for aging. She even used racial descriptors which surprise me considering that most people shit like a thunderstorm whenever it is brought up.

She was the dean at a prestigious school, and simply based on these reviews happening the school had her placed on leave for how she rated saying “If you were white trash, this is a perfect night out for you !” then finding that other posts were not nice and hurt people’s feelings.

Listen sometimes people need to be asshats. Sad fact of life, but some people need to have that outlet, and most can do it in a constructive matter, but other times people just need to type in whatever they want unfiltered before actually going to look back at it wondering what made them go bonkers. I got into enough fights in my youth that there was plenty of times to work out some aggression for example.

When we grade people on a single thing we have a problem to look not at the whole, which is something I can say I can fall under as well.

It is something to be said that maybe we should just ask ourselves what is more important the yelp reviews of an angry woman, or the abilities of the dean. To me, it is only so easy to make the call, but that is why I am the genius.

University of Hawaii Professor Claims White Males Should Not have Jobs

Getting the tops spot on the dumbest of the world’s moments is this little gem from the University of Hawaii whose post was put up on a mathematical website despite not knowing about all the factors that go into a hiring. For some people new to this whole form of verbal flagellation sometimes people say,  stupid shit. Please see above for example. The difference is that the person above went bananas finding Yelp as a vent and this person is bananas enough to believe the vapor she is puffing with this lunacy.

Let me start with this? What does equality look like with to you, leave a comment, let me know, I can wait. Ready? Good. Equality in the measure that everyone will be treated the same not only is wrong but if you believe in it, you may be the most destructive to the cultures around the world then anything any artists have ever done and this includes the stereotype crows from Dumbo. A lot of people have come across and have beaten themselves into believing something this abstract. I like to call it the perfection theory.

Why do people believe in perfection if no one can commit it? We are by our breakdown as life forms imperfect, but every day people get up and try to do their best and be the very best in their crafts of choice. Perfection is abstract, and despite it being so there are still believers. It seems to be more correct nowadays to replace perfection with equality, simply put because equality does not exist. It is an abstract idea made by people who want to feel warm and fuzzy by making themselves think that is worth something which it very well may be, but not to the level these extremists think.

Let us use math, the subject of choice for this teacher.

We have a job, where people need to have to say three values, the ability to fold, the ability to stand, and the ability to learn. You get a job opening where forty people are looked at with honest readings with those three values. Does that have anything to do with race, gender, or sexuality? No, it does not. So you go through your vetting process at your store, and you cut the possibilities of the forty people down to let us say five. Five people who matched up with the same total value among the three categories with slight differences between each of them.

Who do you hire?

I would hire someone who could learn more over the other two, but that is me. In that entire problem was there any comment about who I was fucking, the melanin content, where my family was from, or what genitals I had? No, you say because in doing so would be lunatic of the highest purple wombat level?

If I was anyone of these groups she is championing I would be kinda pissed off. Why can’t I be as good as the other people, why do I have to be trained by the evil hetero white male power. Coming into a job if that was the case that the only reason I was being trained was so I can a couple things about me, I would the biggest asshole on campus to whoever started this practice. There would be a little niggle at the back of my mind that I was there because I was the backup, I wasn’t good enough to get it the first time, and I would run with it as best I can, but I would know that I was not that good. The fact that she somehow implies that all these different kinds of people need this extra advantage is really quite discriminatory don’t you think?

This does not say hire the best person you can, it says hire the best that isn’t one of the major portions of the majority in the country. Sounds great as a sound byte or from someone who has never done business before because this smacks if ignorance on so many levels I am kinda surprised of the sheer idiocy of it.

She is implying that people who are white heterosexual cis male should not work flat out. Should not work because everyone else needs those jobs and those people take from them, and it is just so sad. Well, despite me being a level ten smart ass I am willing to put my life where my mouth is.

To the University of Hawaii: A Challenge

If you truly believe of the remarks made by this woman, then I have a great idea. Let us try it out. I will stay on the shelf for one year, or if my disability status bothers you my brother will, and you will pay his wages for one year plus ten percent for any incidentals, considering he works at a supermarket it should be pretty small to a university.

Let us see what happens. He goes away or I do we take a year off just so we can see the wonder that this does and you can get your faculty theory evidence or we find it that it is full of crap, and unlike a lot of others I am willing to help you guys out to do it. If you guys are wondering about budget it would be cheaper for me to go on the shelf, as before getting hit with my issues, I was making about 20k so make that 22k and off to the races.

If you are unwilling to back this little experiment whether my brother, myself or even both, then might I suggest you get your people to think about numbers instead of the SJW propaganda that this stands as. Because in my eyes and everyone I will talk about this too if you cannot find it to back this little experiment, with you standing so idly by with one of your junior faculty spouting off then maybe you need to reclassify the program she works into the drama arts, because this is just funny enough to work.

Read her post on the blog here: http://blogs.ams.org/inclusionexclusion/2017/05/11/get-out-the-way/

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Opinion Time 04/22/17

Bill O’Reilly Leaving Fox News

The opinionated golden boy of Fox News has been cashed in amongst sexual harassment accusations. It seems that this storm of controversy is finally the stake through the man’s career that is so polarizing that he may have done the Trump’s routine before the president did. It could be that in his polarizing rhetoric those previous issues were held silent under the opinion that they were just doing so to slander him. In a perfect world, this should invite more investigation to any previous accusations. Fox will not want to do that because anytime a higher moral ground they follow the corporate line of trying to brush it under the rug. All in all the pundit scene on TV will now be quieter, and we should all be more thankful for it.

Gaming Content An Exploding Market

According to a major research report From Superdata gaming content has the market at just over half a billion people ( 655 ) not including the 21 percent increase between now and 2021. This is taking eyes off of prime time TV with many people forgoing it all together to watch their favorite games or streamers. Numbers indicate that this kind of content will be a building block in the future with an impact as great as social media if not greater very soon.

As a gamer, I enjoy these numbers, but I think what should happen is that different stories and shows take it from a different model and whether that be with Youtube, or another video streaming service, or with Twitch so they could replace the live studio audience of older shows. One could also strike a difference. Television is not the king of media and without changing how shows are being broadcast it will go the way of the radio. Clearly, things like Netflix and Hulu are trying but with 100 million and 12 million respectively according to the report and PewdiePie at over 50 it puts things in perspective that games will have a hand in how media will evolve.

Also, cheap plug here

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQFThRkgJ-eFaq9BEourXHQ

 

Coming to One Guy In Portland

So I recently looked at everything when it came to this blog and like everything else I decided to find a way to keep trying new things. I want this to succeed and something happened recently that I want to tell you about. No secret has been made about my health problems, and I have hoped that honesty has been appreciated. It has been part of my attempt to keep this semi-positive, to keep this place somewhat of a bright light in the darkness, but something has happened, actually, a lot has happened.

First, is the disrespect. A lot of people do not see what I am trying to do and some believe I am lazy because what they do not see is a perfect representation. It kinda hurts when people who have known me for so long make jokes about me doing nothing. I put up more videos and do more advertising than many others, and learning from nothing and even working to get one person to look at those videos, and smile than it is doing good work. Building a brand from nothing takes time that my health problems have afforded me, and I try to make sure that time has been used wisely. This disrespect comes back and causes a part of me to grind my teeth in frustration because they are working for someone else and it is only from the four of us working together that we even have what we do.

Second, is the remarks. People who had been my friend have left me with so little as a single hello leaving me to my own mind, and sometimes that is not a place anyone should be. Others who think they are better than me with their words of how they are doing so well getting a laugh at my expense without so much as a response. Bipolar depression is something that plagues me, and anyone who knows it can tell you that sometimes your own mind can be your worst enemy. After all the positive there can be so much negative that it can swallow you at any moment, and you have to expend energy that may seem so little that you may drown or pass out from exhaustion depending on the day. I know there are good people out there who care about me, but in the depression, I made something, a part of me where all the negative sits. All of my anger at everything sits here just simmering with all this.

Third, is the effect. I know I can do better, and I know I can do a lot of things different things and despite all the positivity I like to put on my YouTube channel there is places for such things and a little venom will be here because for all the good there needs to be a little venom in the world for some people to understand the point. Some people are just too stupid to get the points unless they feel a sting with it. It is unfortunate but true.

Which leads to my actions there was two ideas that I wanted to try on Youtube, but couldn’t because I think it will be better here. One is simply called Opinion Time where some of the news of the week is gonna be recapped as well as my opinion of it.

Opinion Time

Devil’s Advocate is going to be something where I show I can do better than people who have positions in businesses after big mistakes by their company. The point of this is not to show how good I am, but how good a lot of the people are that many businesses have overlooked for their positions. People have the skills but others seem to forget that so maybe a little roasting over the flames will get them to understand.

Devils Advocate

Hope you enjoy.

When business fails what should happen

As positive as I try to be sometimes nothing beats just showing people how to do it better. Due to just getting over a skin infection one of my projects needs to take a hit so I will use this time to get some time to put everything else in order. (I was in for the better part of a weak and a blackout for another couple days beforehand made work a pretty much impossibility)

I think we will all have fun on what may come next so give me some time to put everything else in order and make this next set of writing pieces for this a little more interesting for a lot of people.

Oh, How Sad Things Have Gotten

I was actually in a good mood for a moment. I think it was about thirty-seven seconds. Thirty-seven seconds is the exact amount of time for me to roll out of bed, try to stand, pop my back, move three steps, take my medicine, and sit in my chair.

Seeing there was an attack in London and already in my mind, I know what the next few actions will be. People will lie trying to make others feel better, others will give sympathy being too far away or too strapped for supplies to do anything, others will forget the day after and I will sit here knowing that some people will not be coming home.

It may be strange for so many to be sad for so long. We have normalized such tragedy as easily as the coffee being out at our work. I mean it is a horrible thing, but really the biggest knife in my craw is that it will be ultimately fruitless save for people who want to use it as something of a resume builder. People as weapons like that bother me. They truly do.

People are both the greatest and the worst weapons of time. We can build mountains, stop diseases, promote other species lives, and show our greatest bits not for awards or adulation, but for just because they need to be there. We can stand together and do great big things or as single people stand against everything wrong, but we don’t. Goodness knows that this world can be so much more than we are now except to wake up time after time to see that we are destroying each other really for what? The books we read? The colors we parade in our special moments?

There is a lot of good people, my Facebook is full of them. So when I hear about jobs with more power not being able to find one it drives me up the wall. Sometimes to do something well you just need some experience, a wild hair, schooling, or just one of the three. In fact, this whole thing where some people can’t take jobs because of stupid requirements made me think of a set of videos I think people will like. Whether some or not soon I will play Devil’s Advocate to a way of thinking that people can do more than ever expected. Despite all the good, there are also a group, a group of people where you must hyper-specialize in things that may not actually be needed. There is also a group of people who are afraid of work, but love having power or titles and since those people seem to be the biggest problems.

Oh, I noticed you, the kind that would rather have someone do something else when it is so simple to do yourself. Guess what, I want you to take those titles, those jobs, those championships and I want you to hug them close, I want you to cuddle them at night. I want you to enjoy every moment you have them because your practices will soon show cracks in your defense. You will not see it coming one day and soon you will be at the bottom again. Keep everything warm. Maybe, keep those music contracts safe because I know bands that will be great enough to claim them. I know cooks who can run circles around all network chefs, hell even I could still and I can’t feel half of my fingers. Artists who truly deserve the eye of people while so many find the rise of mediocrity like a coming messiah. Finally, I know businessman barely starting that will hold so much that really it is funny when others cast them aside. I can see that talent, and that talent is getting a little restless, so keep those accolades clutched to your chests, because you will wake up to find they have been pulled from you, and maybe you should have tried to keep up.

No Space Is Safe

*Reads the article*

(Is this going to be the nice guy, or the jaded prick writing today…)

So, there is this thing called safe spaces in some colleges where people can go away if they don’t like what is being said to decompress and withdraw themselves fro m conversation that may be insulting or hurtful. Sounds good on paper, but really it makes me think that massive groups of people have lost their balls, figuratively and literally.

(Well, that answers that.)

Before we go in to possibly inflammatory opinions let me find someone who can say it better than me.

I could just point at this a thousand times, and put up a picture of the largest middle finger on earth for those who do not get the point. I even have one fresh from use with a friend who needed it hence the shading.

I could say how people just need to find their balls and make some “Lost balls. give if found” and some snappy comeback because the internet likes that shit. The internet has become so toxic that politicians twitter fuck-ups are like a, a fresh mountain stream in comparison. So what is the point of all this, well the point is that seriously the need to even talk about this shows we may have just failed as humanity. I was going to end this here. I was getting ready to finish my tomato soup and let the whole thing go. It had been a long week of dealing with idiots and quick trigger morons, social justice warriors and I just wanted it all to end, so I could dream of a life that is better like dancing with aliens or go just relaxing on a boat but seriously #BoycottHawaii?

So someone makes a statement you like and you suddenly have to boycott them. Let me make this absolutely crystal fucking clear.There are opinions that, believe it or not, do not match with yours, and they never will for various reasons. What you do is one of two things. First, you can try to be intelligent and look at their opinion and what they say in an overall encompassing view before gauging the merits and problems of it. The other side and this is the really easy one, you go fuck off. Fuck off. Fuck miles of off or fuck centimeters of off just go F off. Do it far enough that no one can hear you like space or the inside of a volcano, which Hawaii has plenty of and I am sure raising the IQ of the country a couple points is a job they will be happy to take because it does not help, but some people I guess are just beyond helping. For those who are just a bit dim to connect the dots of these statements if you are truly that stupid and cannot see how looking at others opinions can help anything just go throw yourself in a volcano, in Hawaii.

Since everyone is boycotting everything here are a couple things I thought we could boycott so we can actually do something with this much energy. We could boycott the horrible VA treatment, the lack of funds in our education system, we could boycott news channels that falsify facts for ratings, we could do it on lower gas prices, lower food costs, better farm treatment, or even a better fucking toaster. We got a hashtag about boycotting a state because what someone from the state said something that someone else did not like? Oh, the absolute horror! Why it is as scary as Dracula and half as bloody, but you know what there most like is going to be someone from the state who doesn’t like me and I am not going to see any#BoycottOneGuyInPortland tag, and really in all honestly if I did I would think that part of my life’s work is complete. So, I guess I should really just deal with it and the rest of these pinheads should too.

 

Idiots, Drugs, and Mech Metaphors

Ok, most people who are reading this for some happy fuzzy thing may want to leave now.

It is your funeral otherwise.

So living another day I would like to tell you something. I am not a person. I am not a human. I am a bunch of little tiny chibi drawn characters piloting me like Power Rangers Mech. It sounds odd, but really that is how I can go from breaking punching bags in gyms, while talking about women’s fashion for the middle class in the millennium and simultaneously think about where my card game is going to be printed up. Being that split on the action, conversation, and thought happen more times than it really should but life ain’t easy and you all know that.

Staying in the struggling mech metaphor there is the nice one and that is the one that most people usually project, nothing new there. Except when I look at enough stupidity in a short period of time that little nice goody two shoe portion of my personality has to turn the wheel over. They turn the wheel over to the little character that well, would really be best described as a jaded prick.

Looking at events not only around the world but locally has made me realize that the portion of people who know or who can educate themselves to at least grasp what is going on partially is inverted to the people that can make most of the decisions. I am not even talking the hard ones, I am in fact referencing the ones where we all stand around a turd and go…

“Yup, that’s shit.”

The first person who looks at a situation and tries to spin it in such way they sound like they have just gotten off a bender with Charlie Sheen with no evidence to their argument or even so much as a thought I think should, well, they should go back to their drugs. It is clear that they have a hookup, and really I would most likely ask them how I could be so lost from reality. In times like these, I think if these people really want to try and act like adults they have to share the wealth so to speak.

I mean our country is in a place I cannot even believe, built of years upon years of howling monkeys that we have put in place because we can’t get anyone who has a grasp on reality to take the job. Sure the pay is great and the health care is dandy, but most people I know would listen to some of these things across the board and just rethink the whole drinking while working thing. There is not a single party to takes the blame because especially the two main ones should look at their efforts over the last presidential election cycle and just wonder who drank the bleach.

We have one party who put someone after they had already been proven of cheating, media chicanery, lying about funds, ethics, and who was so cocky that they seemed pleased with every misstep that they made. Then on the other side, we have Donald Trump, and the jaded prick steering my little body forward is banging his head into the steering wheel now because these two really could be the same person if you look at a funhouse mirror. Yes, I did say I would keep this blog political free, but I really don’t think it is political when you look at it and go…

“Yup, it’s shit.”

I actually tried starting a party. One that would deal with a lot of the issues that is currently plaguing this country and tried to bring in a lot of younger blood to help push it too which we were stopped by people in reputable parties whether they are state or national making it even more difficult on an already herculean task.  Now, I see groups who use protest like it is their personal privilege to act like brats who didn’t get a nap. People who want to scream and cry, but have no plan to make it better thinking it will be handed to them. There are people currently crying over every small thing who legitimately believe because their feelings are hurt that life should change to accompany them.

It can’t be this generation’s fault as we are living longer we are doing in a lower quality of life than before. It can’t be a race’s fault just because they do not know another race’s context and battles magically plucking the knowledge out of the air like a magician. It isn’t a religion or a belief systems fault because in every religion around the world you can boil a hearty portion down to “Don’t be a dick.” yet people arm themselves with every snippet about annihilation and destroying your foes with the wrath of the almighty deity of choice or belief.

Then I watch after people tell me it is a race or a generation fall on their face every time because they can’t see the forest for the trees and realize that everything is on fire. We have the biggest debt in U.S history and we didn’t as a country have the spark of thought that maybe we should put some money where it counts instead putting them in places it doesn’t. Social Security is fucked right now, and the education system is so bad I would rather teach kids, because I know at least I can give them something better than what they are getting from the public systems despite the best efforts of a group of teachers whose souls have not died from feeling so useless. I don’t even like kids, but the testing and testing and stupid rules and do not get me even started about the school lunch program, and what the government defines as healthy school lunches because after a bunch of them had a serious conversation about Ketchup being a vegetable to pat themselves on the back made me want to knee each of those suckers straight in the junk hard enough that any chance they had of children would be gone and any kids already there would be retroactively written from existence.

You want to fix this shit, it’s easy. Put in better people. I can literally piss from my apartment roof on to someone and the odds are in favor they would be a better choice than people who have done this ten to twenty years.

I will make this world better. Hopefully, you got a laugh at my rantings. I just get so mad because it seems like the best efforts of those including myself and a lot of people better than me are being wasted for such frivolity that makes one wonder that maybe there is no hope and that we should just roll up get some lawn chairs and watch the shit show with a preferred beverage. Let me end with this, knowing how completely off we are on some things how can we expect someone to fix it if we do not even try it ourselves?