Stop Apologizing!

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The President and his administration are once again apologizing and creating excuses to explain why Islamic folks do the crap they do.

Yeah I’m not narrowing my focus to only those who are cutting off heads.

We know (regardless of many media apologist reports) that there are NO-GO zones in various parts of Europe. You don’t need formal paperwork and signs to understand you’re in danger when you walk into a neighborhood. American black people have been talking about this phenomenon for decades.

Having taken a wrong turn in Harlem and spending years working in South Central LA, I can assure you that white neighborhoods aren’t the ONLY neighborhoods where you can feel threatened because of your mere presence.

Recently, there was a gentleman in Paris who spent 10 hours walking through no go zones that the French government deny exist.

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Read more about his day here. This is similar to other videos depicting the “War on Women”. I’m not saying this is definitive proof of NO-GO zones, but it’s as valid as 10 hours as a woman in Hjab in NY or 10 hours walking in NYC as a Woman.

So as far as followers of Islam… I paint them all with the same brush. My other half cringes and is not happy that I’m blind to the shades of gray between “Good Islam” and “Bad Islam”.

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I see the shades of gray as so fractional that the differences are irrelevant. Just the same as a percentage of .0003 or .0007 contamination of Plutonium with Uranium in the warhead of an atomic bomb doesn’t matter all that much to the city or people that were just vaporized.

A scientist somewhere might be concerned that the weapon’s yield was off by a couple of kilotons but in the long run it doesn’t matter, the city is still ash.

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Perhaps a better example would be that it doesn’t matter to the guy dying of Polonium exposure if he was injected with Polonium 209 or Polonium 210, he’s still a dead man.

That’s a better description, given the infiltration of so many cities in the West by Islamic populations that seek to impose their religion and sharia law in major metropolitan areas. According to our leaders apparently all the rest of us are supposed to accept it.

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I refuse. I refuse to apologize for wanting to maintain my cultural integrity. None of the European people should have to apologize either, although their government officials seem to feel compelled to bow and accept growing Islamic influence.

Remember when England, steadfast in its defiance, stood against German military technology, even though their cities were being bombed to rubble? It’s hard to believe that England is that same country today. Especially when reports are coming out about Islamic control in English schools, or systematic rape of English schoolgirls in heavily Islamic areas. Rapes I might add, that were reported to local authorities but then covered up because the authorities didn’t feel that they had the necessary backing from the government to prosecute the crimes.

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Even Germany has been contaminated to such an extent that a growing group of protesters against Islamization of their country are denounced as Xenophobes by the leaders of their government.

Merriam-Webster defines Xenophobe – “One unduly fearful of what is foreign and especially of people of foreign origin.”

These folks are protesting the loss of their cultural inheritance. It’s not xenophobic to point out that endless accommodation to Islam is eroding German culture.

Well, at least its not any more xenophobic or racist than pointing out shutting down parts of LA to celebrate cinco de mayo in America is seriously screwed up. Cinco de Mayo is Mexican Independence day. Ya don’t see government sponsored Fourth of July celebrations in Mexico City even though there are a ton of American citizens there. Another blog piece for another time…

Recently, I saw an article in one of the German news sites (which I can’t find now) that said some butchers were being forced to remove pork products completely from their shops if they wanted to have government contracts. NewImage Think about that one!   Germany is renown for its pork products but in order to appease Islam while maintaining lucrative government contracts the butchers can’t have pork in their shops at all.

This is the kind of thing the Pegida protesters are talking about, they’re not afraid of Islam, they just  don’t want to lose their heritage to Islam.

All the while, their leaders keep apologizing… Much like out leaders.

President Obama says, “we should address the grievances terrorists exploit”

I think we’ve tried that… for decades.

Come here for an education, here are billions in aid from the generous tax payers of America. What? Its not enough? Oh well here are trillions over the next 10 years. 

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None of these things improved the conditions in these countries. The problem isn’t that simple. Educating folks from poor nations simply makes those folks want to stay here (in the West).

Does the President really think a 25 year old male educated in engineering is going to want to go back to a repressive country where goats are running in the muddy streets to build bridges or microwave relays?

What incentive would this newly minted engineer have to return home when he could stay in a country with running water, paved streets, and sexually unrepressed women? Is that smart guy going to want to go home where infant and child mortality is 40% and start a family where there is no hospital for 100 miles, or is he going to take a job in New York making 150K a year, buy a couple of BMWs, marry a slightly damaged woman, have a family, then retire to Florida?

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Dumping money into these countries does nothing. A large percentage of the cash or goods have no accountability. We don’t know where it goes after we deliver it to the local government… Until… we notice that they’ve got a really big army thats well armed with brand new Chinese weapons.

Or the presidental palace suddenly triples in size and has solid gold toilets and servants to carry water in buckets to refill the tanks after each flush. We politely look the other way while the leader of those same “aided” countries pins another medal on themselves, and their people are starving and dying in the streets.

The so called “Grievances” our President wants us to address will only lead to more appeasement.

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“Don’t draw pictures of Muhammed”

Ok, we wont.

“Don’t insult Islam”

Ok, we wont.

“Give us the ability to make nuclear materials”

Ok, here are more centrifuges

“Don’t interfere in our marriage rituals. 9 year old girls can be married. Your interference even when we are guests in YOUR country,  is a violation of our freedom of religion.”

OK, Just please don’t do any honor killings.

“Honor killing is a part of our religious law, you can’t stop us from practicing our religion. In fact if we’re living in your country, your right to freedom of religion has to be enforced. You say you embrace all religions and therefore must protect ours.”

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Uh, OK, we guess you’re right.

“We want military aid to defeat the enemies of our fathers.”

Umm, Who exactly are they?

“You wouldn’t understand, just give us the weapons and training to use them.”

Umm, OK. Look, you’re not going to bomb Israel, are you?

“We promise… we’re only going to destroy the enemies of our fathers.”

Uh HEY! You did bomb Israel.

“We were aiming for the hated Infidel enemies occupying our ancestral lands… Was that Israel? Oh well.”

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Look you need to stop killing people.

“We’re only killing those we are directed to klll by the Prophet. You know, women under 12 who do not have sex with their husbands, men who do have sex with each other, Christians, Jews, intellectuals, the educated, Old women who don’t get pregnant, anyone that questions our authority, and people that just look different from us.”

Doesn’t that mean that eventually you’re going to have only you?

“Yes, are you questioning our authority?”

Uh nope, not at all.

My fellow Citizens of the West we need to help followers of Islam to become a happy and productive people and then terrorism will end and the world will be at peace…

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“Very good, my little puppet. Remind me to kill you before I rape your daughter. You shouldn’t have to see that.”

We’ve tried to address their grievances, and gotten exactly no improvement.

Historically, we know that NO amount of appeasement is ever enough. See the History of World War II for a quick primer.

Its well past time for us, in the West to go full on crusader on these vermin. Yes, I specifically chose those terms to be inflammatory.

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I honestly don’t give a rancid demonic fart about followers of Islam blowing themselves up, radicals or otherwise, Hell I’d give ‘em the fucking vests and park their asses in the Rose Bowl then charge admission…

“Alright, Ladies & Gentlemen… the number to dial is area code 555, the prefix is 666 and one of you lucky folks is going to dial the magic four digit code that will get this party started. Now, without further adieu, START YOUR DIALING!”

BOOOOOOMMMMMM!

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“Who dialed 4321?  There she is, ladies & Gentlemen, What’s your name dear? Mrs. Sweet? How old are you Ma’am? 95! Wow, Isn’t that nice folks? Congratulations Mrs Sweet, thank you for coming out tonight. You’re our lucky executioner for the evening. Everyone give this lovely lady a round of applause…”

I no longer care about Islamic beliefs, rationale, or this backward death cult.

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Practitioners of this religion have become poster children against religion in general.

They are an example of a retrograde culture and should be put to work in menial jobs shackled to their tools and forced to build a monument to their stupidity in stone.

Its well past time we in the West called Islam what it is, Insanity, Terrorism, Institutionalized Hatred & Xenophobia, or more politely. A religion whose time has come & gone like the worship of Ra, Quetzalcoatl, or Zeus.

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Let’s stop trying to whitewash it and stop fucking apologizing for noticing the ills of this particular belief structure.  If indeed Islam is a religion of Peace, then it’s followers need to do a whole lot better job of reigning in their extremists.

Perhaps its time for the West to hear an apology from Islamic folks.

Justice? Ferguson, I don’t that that word means what YOU think it means.

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By now we’ve all heard that Ferguson is essentially in a panic, (or so the main stream media would have us believe) and that regardless of the Grand Jury’s decision there is going to be rioting, looting, demonstrations, and all sorts of mayhem. I strongly suspect that Wilson will be indicted, not because of the evidence but out of fear of the looters and damage that will be done to the community if the Grand Jury doesn’t indict him.

I feel sorry for officer Wilson, his life will never be the same, his life was forever altered the moment he encountered Michael Brown. When officer Wilson fired his weapon even, without the controversy Wilson himself was irrevocably changed. 

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I’ve personally witnessed the grief, guilt, and depression that follows an officer involved shooting. What no-one sees is the officer’s torment and second guessing themselves. “Did I do the right thing? Was there an alternative? Why did I have to be on duty then?” If the suspect dies, there’s this; “My God, I just killed another human being.”

I’ve held a cop in my arms while he cried. I watched a kangaroo court of “Justice” destroy him and his wife.

Even after the inquest determined that the shooting was justified and in defense of he and his partner, his career was destroyed… sacrificed on the altar of Politically Correct bullshit, in the wake of the Rodney King riots.

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My friend was never right again, his relationship with his wife was almost destroyed, certainly it was permanently altered. That’s what’s not covered by the media.

When he moved to a new city, he became a heavy equipment operator trying to pick up the pieces of his life I realized for the first time; Lady Justice is lying on the court house steps beaten, bloody, and raped

There is no law or justice, when the whims of public opinion rule the day. 


I may write more after we hear the decision.

I’m surprised that the Grand Jury didn’t indict officer Wilson

 

Free I’m free at last!

Today marks the first day of freedom from Express Scripts.

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Can I get a hallelujah!

No longer will I be forced into using generic drugs if I don’t want to. It’s once again my choice to manage MY own prescription world.

I once again can go to the LOCAL pharmacy. Where I can ask a pharmacist questions and know that I’ll actually be talking to someone that knows what the fuck they’re talking about.

No more talking to a moron on a telephone who obviously couldn’t give a shit about what they’ve sent, where they sent it, or that what they sent isn’t the right shit in the first place.

The down side is that I’ll be paying through the nose but that’s better than having to fight the fucking insurance company every time I need something.

Even if I was paying for a prescription out of pocket… I ended up wasting time (mine and the pharmacy staff) because I’d call in a prescription and the insurance assholes would override my request.

Then I’d go to the pharmacy and have to have the pharmacist take back the generic shit that doesn’t work on my body to replace it with the shit I wanted in the first place and was willing to pay cash for.

Generic drugs, with a different chemical make up aren’t the same as the real deal. Generics may work in a similar fashion but maybe not as well, that’s often why the generic was superseded in the first place.

Remember having to take an antibiotic 6 times a day? Now it’s not unusual to have a prescription antibiotic that you only have to take once a day and the new drug doesn’t give you the shits either.

Let me see… I have to take a handful of pills 6 times a day and I’ll need to have a diaper or I can take one pill a day and go on with my life without scoping out where the nearest toilet is.

UHH let me have option fucking B!

Now I can choose generics if they make sense and they’re effective otherwise I can pay for non generic and know the shit will work.

Yaaaahhhhooooo!

I’m fully aware that I may not be so thrilled the first month I get the bill. But at least I have freedom of choice instead of being told cheerfully that since a generic version of the drug I’d been taking for years was now available I would be forced to accept the generic. Oh and you’ll have to have your doctor jump through hoops to get that prescription filled.

With Express Scripts in my rear view mirror perhaps at least one portion of my life will get a little simpler.

If your HR department happens to mention Express Scripts as an option during your next open enrollment… Tell them in no uncertain terms you refuse.

Believe me if a conference room full of people say something like “We’re quitting if you force us to deal with that prescription coverage company” your HR people will probably listen.

In my case, I asked questions but the majority of the folks in the room just wanted to get through the presentation. After 3 years dealing with Express Scripts those same folks welcomed being laid off. We’d all had similar stories of horrific dealings with Express Scripts.

The classic was the guy whose meds had to be kept cold. Express Scripts sent his stuff in an uninsulated paper envelope in February to Los Angeles. At the time it was in the 80s and the drugs were ruined.

When he called Express Scripts asking for a replacement and explaining what happened the Express Script people told him its Winter, “We don’t ship in insulated packaging in Winter.” After Express Scripts had screwed up 3 consecutive shipments they finally sent him to his local pharmacy.

Good riddance to a fucked up company with a shitty customer service philosophy. Hello to freedom…

Happy Thanksgiving from Service Employees International Union-USWW

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On the busiest travel day of the year. This bunch of assholes is screwing up traffic in and around LAX.

Many of the people joining in the protest don’t even work at LAX or for the companies involved.

So in addition to arriving at the airport 2 hours early for your obligatory strip-search, anal cavity search with optional prostate exam & subsequent broadcast of your irradiated genitalia over the internet. 

NOW you also have to contend with an additional 1.5 hours in traffic just to get to the airport.

One of the passengers interviewed described this protest and it’s timing as “simply mean spirited”. I agree wholeheartedly!

I’m sure not interested in the unions point of view. 

If this is what they think is reasonable and appropriate then they’re delusional and deserve whatever ill befalls them.

Unions, all unions… your time is past!

Legalese!!!! Everywhere you look…

I understand that we live in a litigious world. 

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I get that people and companies want to protect and preserve their rights.

But FUCK!!!!

Ever tried to wade through a Microsoft agreement? You have to BE a lawyer to understand what the Lawyers wrote.

Worse yet, are the Apple Agreements that are in your face all the time. If you use iTunes, have an iPod, use an iPad or god help you have an Apple Computer every time you bring up a piece of software it seems, you’re confronted with YET Another licensing agreement from Apple.

Enough already!

These agreements are so ubiquitous to have become irrelevant. I have no idea what I’ve agreed to anymore!

I used to diligently read them start to finish but they became longer, more complex, filled with more legalese and longer still. Now I don’t even try. Invariably I’m confronted with a document that is as long as War & Peace which might as well be written in Aramaic when I’m just trying to do something simple…

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You know, something like sync my iPod before I head out for the day. More than once I’ve said screw it! just leaving the iPod sitting on the desk.

This morning was a classic example. I fired up iTunes to listen to some music, My iPad started syncing. I noticed that there were a bunch of application updates. Oh, I thought, I’ll start those downloads while I’m eating breakfast.

I come back to the computer 30 minutes later to discover that NOT One of the updates have downloaded. Why? Because Apple made some changes  to the terms of use, or the licensing  agreement or they changed the toilet paper in Cupertino or something!

What ever it was that they changed, required that I accept a document as cryptic as the writing on access hatch to the Alien ship that crashed in Roswell. This document is  longer than the recorded history of mankind. I’d be better off, and have several Phd’s to my credit if I read half as much.

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The practical upshot is that I scrolled & scrolled & scrolled & scrolled to the bottom of this overly complex tome, found the little checkbox next to agree, clicked it and then the aptly named “submit” button.

I have no clue what I agreed to. Did I just give Apple my left testicle?

These agreements aren’t fair!

I, like most consumers just want my damn computer to work. I want my software to work.

I honestly don’t give a crap about the companies that are oh so intent on protecting themselves.

If they make good shit I’ll buy it, and use it. If they don’t… or their shit stops being good, or they update it and I don’t’ like the update I’ll find something else. In fact I’ve done exactly that.

We all know that Quicken Products have become something to be replaced as quickly as possible. It’s interesting that Quickbooks (Which BTW I paid $300 for 10 years ago, and then $149 for 7 years thereafter) is discounted on the Intuit site to $199. I know a lot of people that are searching for less expensive alternatives, and they’re finding them.

Those of us that helped the Omni Group build the popularity of their products aren’t updating their products anymore unless we absolutely have to. Mainly because the Omni Group is greedy, charging WAY TOO MUCH for upgrades. 

Several years ago I had enough, I no longer have any Omni Group programs on my computer.  I was a serious fan. At one point I owned the professional editions of all their core applications. Now, I use Powerpoint, or Adobe Illustrator instead.  

The cost of upgrades aside, I absolutely can’t stand being held hostage to an agreement from Apple so that I can update applications I purchased from 3rd parties. The agreement Apple threw in my face this morning was exactly that. Had I not agreed to it, I wouldn’t have been able to update the applications that I’d purchased.

And people talk about Google being “Evil“… 

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Apple really needs to understand, they’re the ones that created the app store / update mechanism.

They probably shouldn’t remind all us Sheeple that we’re hostages. Otherwise we’re likely to see what alternatives are available.

Wha… I see an update server… Baah Baaaaahh.