Monday, September 29, 2008

The Desiderata Week #21

"You have a right to be here."

Give me your thoughts and opinions on what I feel is a life changing piece of literature. But that's just my opinion though, and who the hell am I?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

De-Motivational Poster of the Week



I think these are hilarious; but that's just my opinion though, and who the hell am I?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Why Not?

Today I head from three different people today, that racism is dead. The actual way they put it was racism doesn't actually effect anyone anymore and if you don't believe it; ask someone someone in between the ages of 19-40. One of them was black. I'm not sure if i live in the same world as these people. I see subtle things like the way people suddenly put on their best ethnic accent went they talk to me, or blatant things like the cancellation of a Multi-Cultural Day Celebration at a predominantly white school. I think that most of the time people manipulate themselves into believing that it has gone away so that they don't have to face latent and institutional racism that is a part of everyday life in america. With the guidance of the infinitely wise Jane Elliot, I decided to post ways that white people can combat racism. I know that you're probably wondering why I'm only addressing white people. That's because, MY definition of racism is when a group of people use prejudice and ignore to prevent another people from doing or being something. Since black people in this country do not have the power to prevent anyone from doing anything; they cannot be racist. I also excluded black people because we do not have the luxury of "not knowing how to act" around white folks. Just speaking for my self and all of my friends, from birth we've been around white folks. We had to learn. I now several white people who didn't have any interaction with black folks until college. That blows my mind.

Here is the list of what white folks can do:

1. Aggressively seek out more information in an effort to enhance my own awareness and understanding of racism (talking with others, reading, listening).

2. Spend some time recently looking at my own racist attitudes and behaviors as they contribute to or combat racism around and within me.

3. Reevaluate my use of terms, phrases or behaviors that may be perceive by others as degrading or hurtful.

4. Openly confront a racist comment, joke or, action among those around you.

5. Make a personal contract to myself to take positive stand against racism even at some possible risk, when the chance occurs.

6. Suggest and take steps to implement discussions or workshops aimed at understanding and eliminating racism with friends, colleagues, social clubs, and church groups.

7. Use my school or place of employment as a target for my educational efforts in responding to racism.

8. Become seriously dissatisfied with my own level of activity in combating racism.

9. Realize that as a White Americans I am trapped by my own schools, homes, media, government, families, etc., even when they choose not to be openly racist.

10. End affiliations with organizations which are racist in their membership requirements.

11. Subscribe to a publication which will educate me in the area of a culture other than my own, leave copies of that publication in sight where my friends and associates might see it and/or question my interest in it.

I believe that these things will work, and if implemented by every white american that reads this; true change will come to pass. But that's just my opinion though, and who the hell am I?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Desiderata Week #20

"You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars;"

Give me your thoughts and opinions on what I feel is a life changing piece of literature. But that's just my opinion though, and who the hell am I?

Tips & Tricks at the Pump

I thought I'd post this e-mail that I got sent a little while ago.

Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground the more dense the gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening....your gallon is not exactly a gallon . In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role. A 1-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps. When you're filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a fast mode. If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages: low, middle, and high. You should be pumping on low mode, thereby minimizing the vapors that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapor. Those vapors are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you're getting less worth for your money. One of the most important tips is to fill up when your gas tank is HALF FULL. The reason for this is the more gas you have in your tank the less air occupying its empty space. Gasoline evaporates faster than you can imagine. Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the gas and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation. Unlike service stations, here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated so that every gallon is actually the exact amount. Another reminder, if there is a gasoline truck pumping into the storage tanks when you stop to buy gas, DO NOT fill up; most likely the gasoline is being stirred up as the gas is being delivered, and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom.

With the way things are going, I thought this might be useful, but that's just my opinion though, and who the hell am I?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

R.I.P. Granddad

On Sept. 17th, 2008; I lost my Grandfather. He was an incredible man. He was my role model, my idol, and the basis of my definition of a man. He will be greatly missed. I will forever be trying to live up to the legacy he left. They are some big shoes to fill, but that's just my opinion though, and who the hell am I?

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Desiderata Week #19

"Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself."


Give me your thoughts and opinions on what I feel is a life changing piece of literature. But that's just my opinion though, and who the hell am I?

Saturday, September 13, 2008

That Windows Button

I'm not back yet, but I'm still trying to keep a little interest in the page. Here's the best I could do.

Have you ever wondered what use that "Windows Logo" button really has, other than making the Start up screen pop up easily. Luckily, my boy Mexican Taint provided me with a listing of some of the various uses for the "Windows Logo" button:

Windows Logo (Display or hide the Start menu)
Windows Logo+BREAK (Display the System Properties dialog box)
Windows Logo+D (Display the desktop)
Windows Logo+M (Minimize all of the windows)
Windows Logo+SHIFT+M (Restore the minimized windows)
Windows Logo+E (Open My Computer)
Windows Logo+F (Search for a file or a folder)
CTRL+Windows Logo+F (Search for computers)
Windows Logo+F1 (Display Windows Help)
Windows Logo+ L (Lock the keyboard)
Windows Logo+R (Open the Run dialog box)
Windows Logo+U (Open Utility Manager)

I hope you thought this was half as cool as I did. I think it's pretty slick, but that's just my opinion though, and who the hell am I?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Apology

Thanks to the fine people at WPHS and their forward thought,. I haven't been able to post because I can't access the Internet. I'm only posting right now because I figured out a way to do it from my cell phone. To be totally honest, I don't have a phone or a doorknob on my new office either. I'm sure they will get their act together soon enough. I'm not angry yet. They don't want that. Me and Bruce Banner have the same disorder. But that's just my opinion though, and who the hell am I?
 
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