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man.. those greedy money hungry water moguls …  did not expect that line eh…

for all the complaining about how much a gallon of gas is… i see lots of things that are more expensive on a per gallon or even liter basis that people are willing to pay through the nose for…

note the 1 liter bottles of voss water that are the same price as a gallon of premium gas… the sad part is that smaller bottles sell for $7 at restaurants all over LoDo.. which i do occasionally and enjoy the crisp taste of norwegian water

we can complain about how much gas is.. but i would rather pay the $3 for a gallon of gas that can take most sedans about 30 miles.. over paying close to $10 for a gallon of voss water that ‘might’ take me the whoel 30 miles by foot or bicycling …

think even about sodas at fast food places.. you are paying $2 for 32 oz. … so even with refills, you are paying more for soda than a gallon of gas

most people do not think about what goes into the cost of gas… drilling, royalties for the land that the drilling is happening, storiage, transport from one plant to another either by pipeline/trucks/tanker boats, royalties and fees for using pipelines to another location, then transport again to a refinery, refining process, then transport again to gas station using pipeline/trucks/tanker boats and then trucks to the pumps, and then the state and federal taxes which are close to 30-40% .. and if you notice the prices for diesel, they are higher so the truckers transporting your gas to the pump are paying more….

so quit complaining as you fuel up your VW bus that is worse for the environment than our big SUVs..

just something to think about the next time you are ordering a soda or picking up bottled water … and complaing about another thing that we use on a daily basis

the days of $0.95 gas if gone … and if we think about it in perspective to how things have gotten more expensive in the last 10 – 20 years .. then gas is still pretty cheap

no joke… i saw 2 full grown, slightly overweight men… with a ladder that… when retracted was over 10 ft…

no that is not the joke

based on the title… you may be picturing what i saw

these 2 low hanging fruit nuggets tried going _through_ the revolving door in the lobby of my office building _with_ the ladder

well the first guy gets in.. and WHAM! … ladder hits with a sharp metal on metal ping… and then picture this dufus… stuck in the revolving door, the guy behind him dropping the other end.. maybe laughing but freaked out… and then them trying to figure out that the door does not revolve the other way. and the guy inside trying to brute force his way through.. and with each push and recoil, his end of the ladder is slipping toward the floor

there is a growing crowd and we are pointing and laughing… on the inside, cause doing so out loud would be rude. they finally figure out that they can shimmy the ladder out and he can go out and his dork buddy can use the side door

to show that i am not much higher fruit… image me.. heading home… with laptop bag on, and an extra large pizza.. ok… a cube in a circle… usually works if the slice of my revolving door world is big enough.. well.. this time… it was a tight squeeze… it would have been ok.. but the revolving door at this buildingis automatic.. cause we are too lazy to push.. well the door was moving a tad too fast for me to adjust the box in time and caught one corner on the outside wall.. and starts to slide up… i moved fast enough that it looked like one of those ‘caught myself after tripping on the sidewalk’ moments.. and kepts moving…

what is the funniest thing you have tried getting through a revolving door

i was going to write and diagram mens room etiquette stuff but then the larry craig debacle happened.. and i was waiting for things to air out before posting about it… and the other is.. there are rules and then there are the ‘rules’ and you don’t talk about some of this… but here goes

the thing is.. you learn early on that there are rules and unsaid rules about going to the restroom as a man…

unlike women who go to the ladies room to talk about how cute the guy at the bar is… and chat it up… going to the mens room has 3 purposes… get the number 1 or number 2 going on… and let loose the gas … you know.. the f word.. and vomitting

growing up.. you learn quickly by observing the behaviour of other people and following suit… no questions… just do what everyone else is doing

so men… this is a refresher on the ‘rulesand for you ladies.. this should give you some perspective on why the larry craig thing is so creepy and way beyond the norn

no eye contact — never look at somebody.. give the obligatory nod and move on. you are not there to make friends

dont look down — look straight ahead or straight forward.. looking down gives off weird vibes about you checking the other guys package out

spacing — do not stand right next to another person if there is a way to leave at least 1 urinal in between… the more spaces the better. it is better to use a stall with a door if urinal spacing is an issue or there is a long wait or potential for shoulders touching (ick) .. also limits cross urinal splash back…

no talking — nuff said

no squeezing in between others — this means that if there are 5 urinals, and #1 and number #3 are being used.. then you do not go to #2 … way weird vibes. #4 is still marginal .. go to #5

pee downward — peeing straight into the urinal will cause splash back that looks like you pissed your pants
so.. you can start to see why the craig thing is so whack… more like george michael story than mishap…

for those with kids.. shield the eyes as much as possible and keep them from looking around too much… especially if you are at a broncos game .. and they have the trough style piss wall… make sure that you prepare your chil’ren first and make sure they are ready for something like a pg-13 movie…. nothing as pleasant as exposing your kids to 40 guys pissing together intos something like a kitchen sink

that is as much as i can write for now.. cause i am gonna go throw up now (purpose #3 …)

come on peta, people that like dogs, hate dog fights, think animal cruelty is inhuman (um.. yeah.. they are not humans) get off michael vicks back.. why does he need to be suspended?  why does he need to lose his sponsorships?

yeah.. he is a multimmillionaire, famous and extremely talented quarterback, and has loads of potential that has yet to be backed up by a decent team… but he needs a hobby too

mike tyson has pigeons, ray jones has chickens… and mike vick loves to breed pit bulls and let them fight…

that is the _natural_ order of things no?  if pit bulls fight.. it is cause it is their nature…

mike vick is helping the pit bull breed by letting the strongest and most aggressive survive.. and either hanging, poisoning, and my favorite.. electrocuting the losing dog from the fights…

mike vick is jump starting (hehe) the evolutionary process in this one species of animal..

i think i am gonna go buy a bunch of betas and put them in the same tank… cause they fight too…  and i wanna help mother nature out

if al gore can have global warming as his pet project… mike vick and have the betterment of pit bulls… and i will take betas… cause that is all i can afford.

ok.. being a sysadmin and trying to fight spam and stupid users comes with the  territory…. but there was an intern that sent out a company wide spam for a good cause.. (as a word doc attachment no less) and to the entire corp address book (yes the whole global address list)

then… it started

random people started to reply-all saying… don’t reply-all (ummm by reply-all to tell us not to reply-all … don’t you defeat your own request) … well it was not just one person… it was 18.  and as a lot of us are on multiple distribution lists and aliases… we were getting multiple copies of the emails…

and then the flood gates open further.. the other interns thought it was funny.. and started reply-all’in with smart things like… “don’t send this to me” “could you send me the email again… i didn’t get the first one” “stop replying all”

yeah.. it was great….

as the loop of emails, out of office responses, and then a spoofed response from a few aliases that made it to some vendors… the emails hitting my blackberry was up to about 400 in the span of 35 minutes… i ended up with close to 1100 emails in the 4 hours before we killed all references on the mail servers

if i ever get a chance… the interns are gonna learn what junk punch means… and added to all of the pr0n and free stuff mailing lists out there

so.. last night… everything was too quiet.  i generally get about 500-600 emails a day.. and there is not a 10 minute period when the blackberry is not chirping or beeping.. but there was silence.

initially… i was enjoying it.  then i was getting worried… i thought it was cause i am short timing… and they shut down my acct or something.. but no.. the phone was working… signal was there… just no emails…

well.. appears that the blackberry network was down for the night….

the cool part of this… corp sent out an email.. letting us know that blackberry service was down… um …

that is like asking us to call you if the phone is down.  to run straight home if you break your legs… any of the hundreds of stupid things that generally non techie folks say and do..

how exactly were we supposed to get the emergent email that blackberry services were down… when emergency emails come to our blackberrys…

they could of.. they should have just sms or sent out a text blast… instead of making those of us that are addicted to our blackberry withdrawal shakes and random clicking of the keys and turning it on and off to see if it was working or not…

this is more cause of my stint in pharmacy … actually… it bugs me in everyday life.. pronunciation of words/names/drugs

we used to make fun of all of the refill requests that were left at university hospital… people not even coming close to the real name of the medication…

there were recently a couple of crime/legal shows i watch(boston legal, law and order:svu and csi:ny) that tackled the use of propranolol — for preventing short term memory from being imprinted… and using it for post traumatic stress disorder… it is actually a beta blocker and generally used for cardiac issues… but i have been on it before for migraines … either way… they both said it different…. and csi: ny had it wrong

it was the classic case of putting the eeem-faa-cess on the wrong see-la-bul

propranolol – should sound like [proh-pran-uh-lawl, -lol] instead… they kept saying [pro-pran-ol-lull] putting emphases on pro- instead of -pran-

made me mad toward the end of the show….

another is a radio plug for tinitis.. and the guy saying [tin-it-tuss] instead of [tin-ite-tis] … it is still ringing in my head

finally.. my wifes name is mimi… classic french name… sounds like [mee-mee] …. but we actually were at mimi’s cafe… and the waitress calls out… [may-may] like some southern drawl type thing all slow… but it wasn’t… it was cause we were asian… and the girl was trying to figure out how the name would sound if you were in the far east or something… we just looked at her sad self … and i guess we just have to blame public education… cause she believes she pronounced it right… she gets a gold star in her outcome based portfolio

florida congressman ric keller is a dumb freak … in going for a sound bite… he is feeling the crunch of all of the smarties and people that have half a brain that are offended by his body bag comment… and his stupid lawnmower analogy was one of the worst ever

here is the whole rambling bamblin retarded look at me commit political suicide speech… watch it here

mr. speaker, the iraq war is the central issue of our time. we.re spending $2 billion a week, and losing 100 american lives a month. under these conditions, i feel i owe my constituents my best judgment.

interjecting more young american troops into the cross hairs of an iraqi civil war is simply not the right approach. if the president sends these troops anyway, i will support their funding 100% so they have the bullets and equipment they need to defend themselves.

i approach this decision with a great deal of angst and humility. i.m not trying to micromanage this war. i.m just a member of congress, not a 4 star general. but i have listened to what our most well-respected 4 star generals have to say about this matter. and generals abizaid, mccaffrey, and colin powell have all said that sending more troops into baghdad is not the answer.

now, some people will say, if you.re not in favor of surging more american troops into baghdad, what are you for?

i.m for a different kind of surge.

i.m for a surge of iraqi troops to take out al-sadr and his militia, especially since the iraqi security forces outnumber the al-sadr militia by a ratio of 5 to 1. that.s 325,000 versus 60,000.

i.m for a surge in political progress by the iraqi government to finally reach a deal on the sharing of oil revenue.

i.m for a surge of action in implementing the iraq study group recommendations, which were arrived at in a bipartisan, unanimous fashion.

i.m for a surge in gratitude among the iraqi people, 61% of whom think it.s ok to kill american troops. and 79% of iraqis have a .mostly negative. view of the united states.

some argue that we should support president bush.s decision. i like and respect president bush. i want him to succeed. three years ago, i could have voted in favor of this surge. but the situation on the ground is very different than it was three years ago.

three years ago, iraq was not in a civil war. now it is.

three years ago, iraq did not have 325,000 of its own security forces to defend itself. now it does.

three years ago, we did not know whether a surge of additional american troops into baghdad would have a long-lasting impact. now we know the answer. we tried the same thing last summer. the benefits were temporary. the body bags were permanent.

we.re told that we should trust the maliki government. i.ve been down that road before.

i personally visited baghdad last summer and met with the maliki government officials. i was told that by december of 2006, they would have all the security forces they need, and we would be in a position to start bringing home our troops. now they say give us just another year.

the maliki government told our country that their troops would be right there beside us when we surged 15,000 american troops into baghdad last summer. well, the iraqi troops didn.t show up. the benefits of the surge were only temporary.

i voted in favor of authorizing the use of force back in 2002 because i did not want saddam hussein to give weapons of mass destruction to al-qaeda. now saddam hussein is dead, and there are no weapons of mass destruction in iraq.

we have remained in iraq for 4 years because we want a unified and secure iraq so it won.t become a haven for terrorists. unfortunately, it seems that the americans want a unified and secure iraq more than the iraqis do.

let me give you an analogy. imagine that you have a next door neighbor who refuses to mow his lawn, and the weeds are up to his waist. you mow his lawn for him every single week. the neighbor never says thank you, he hates you, and sometimes he takes out a gun and shoots at you.

under these circumstances, would you keep mowing his lawn forever? would you send even more of your family members over to mow his lawn? or, would you say to him, you better start mowing your own lawn or there.s going to be serious consequences for you?

mr. speaker, sending more young american troops into the middle of iraqi civil war violence is not the answer. i will support the troops. funding 100%. but we are not going to solve an iraqi political problem with an american military solution. and that.s my best judgment.

may god bless our troops, and our country.

a sawbuck.. is a 10 spot.. $10… for those not in the know

i went to a taco joint yesterday.. one that offered k-fed a job… and went through the drive-thru…

the total was $6.32…

i gave them $11.07 cause that was all i could find at the time…. so i could get $5.75 back .. i like doing this to make them work on the math a bit… give them some random change to get larger bills back or even numbers.. or even larger coins.. like quarters for nickles… or dimes for pennies.. depending on the amount
well.. the guy asks if i have a quarter… so i scrounge up couple of nickles, a dime and pennies and gave it to them….

i got the food.. and then they handed me the change… $15.50. so they gave me an extra $10…

i didn’t realize what they had given me until i left… and was back at work… and i did not want to drive back…

today… i went back and went inside.. and tried to give it back.. and initially she thought i was asking for change … and said i would have to wait to until i ordered to have the register open… i went through again… and explained what happened… that i did not want the guy to get in trouble… that i had gotten too much change back the day before… and i think she finally got it…

as i placed my order and was waiting for my food.. i saw her palm the $10 bill and walk over to the side… not sure if she pocketed the thing or not… but at least it was not me.

i hate when things like this happen… you are leaving a grocery store and they forget to scan the right things or you get home from the mall and realize that they did not charge you for something … and you don’t want to drive back the 20 miles to return it… or whatever…

do you call them and give them a credit card number? do you drive back?

why is this important… the co-worker that i went with was like… you are giving back free money? it is counter-intuitive to give something back… if it was their mistake… but i explained that to the worker.. it is like 1.5 hours wage or something… that the money did not add up yesterday…. maybe got written up… maybe fired…

what are some of your stories of free stuff that you got.. and did you keep it..

i also wonder if this is the walking the walk that is the stumbling block for many.. and confuses non-christians… living the life makes it hard to get free stuff .. hehe

so…. barack ‘barry’ obama is not black… did you get that? he is not black… to debra dickerson… essayist for salon… read here

she was on with stephen colbert (i think he is a great satirist) discussing this as she made reference to something to the effect that barack was like colberts token black friend… watch here

the whole premise was that because barack was born of a kenyan daddy and a whitey momma.. that he did not have the black experience. because he was not descendant of west african slaves… he had no perspective or ancestry of being black… what???? i understand the the need to have a black identity… but what happened to the melting pot? what happened to a world without color… by saying that there is a black identity…. black americans create a culture that self perpetuates itself… what does that identity entail exactly… that barack did not or does not embody to a certain degree… that all of us embody? i understand how our cultures and traditions mold us.. but to the general public.. it does not matter….

debra dickerson set back the cause for equality by setting up a special class of blackness… by excluding someone because of the not just the tone of his skin.. but by the lack of slave ancestry… are all ‘blacks’ or ethnics going to have to prove their ancestery… is there some sort of scholarship program like for native americans.. if you can prove you are 1/16th indian?

koreans have a more recent slave culture but.. that is not how we define ourselves… or exclude koreans born in the states… we just make fun of them because they speak korean poorly… and they have no sense of the struggles and strict values that are lost in the states

when was the last time debra dickerson had to deal with slavery? when was the last time slavery was found in the states? did juneteenth not make it to all the corners of the states and there are pockets of cotton picking slaves that have not heard about the emancipation proclamation?

she kept going and colbert destroyed her.. made her look the fool… i bet she is a very bright women.. but in this case… she got nailed killt destroyed 0wn3d no… pwn3d.

she referred to barack as an african african american. not a normal african american…again.. cause his dad was kenyan.

i mean… if we are going to talk about stereotypical black family.. barack fits it right??? his daddy left when he was a little boy.. and he had to go live with grandma.. come on…. that is retarded
i thought the left was about tolerance and acceptance… and not seeing race….

seems like she was engaging in some sort or weird reverse discrimination of barack.. because his dad came from the wrong side of the african continent…. that he was half white…

i guess he is not as black as tiger woods.. who has an asian mother and i guess a full west african slave descendant dad… but i wonder if they would strip him of his blackness if they found that earl woods came from east or southern africa….

i wish i had the transcript of the whole interview… but watching it is much better… cause words can’t set the tone of the interview… the line that colbert has about martin luther kings dream was genius… as was his comment about obama being jesse jacksons slave… wrong.. but so right.

either case… to the american public … barack is black. and he has a muslim sounding name. they are not going to distinguish him by his heritage… they see the enhanced levels of melanin

it is kind of like how asians take to me… i am too talll to be a normal korean… i have rounder eyes than a normal korean… so.. i was an outsider… not korean enough… in america… i don’t look american… i look asian… so that is how i am classified…

i just did not know that the light skinned black, mulatto, non slave heritaged blackness would be a boundary that barack would have to overcome…

debra dickerson…. quit being a bigot!

ps….

for our rainbow coalition friends… a banner of colors ..

so… hmm.. ted haggard has come out (uh…) to say that he is completely straight now.. after the few weeks of intensive therapy for getting straight.

message to ted.. don’t

i am not sure if it is choice, birth, environment, combination… but ted loves dudes.. and he should just own up to it.. at least then.. he does nto hurt his family any further

the last boston legal show covered this with ssad (same sex attraction disorder) — sysad .. and a gay judge that spent $40k to get straight but still had relations with men

so what happens the next time ted goes out looking for a male hooker and meth?  everyone gonna jump on the pray for ted bandwagon again?   everyone gonna say… nah.. it was a lapse in judgement.. and he is not gay?

there is also news that he received a settlement package from new life and has to leave colorado .. again.  weird.  why?  if he is cured… then why make him leave the state?  it is not like the story is not going to come back to colorado springs.

it is ssad… um.  sad.

our newly elected democratic state congress has started imposing their will on the people

there is a bill in colorado that is seeking to require all 6th grade girls to be immunized for hpv before they will be allowed to register .. as 4 strains of hpv seem to lead to cervical cancer….

the issue here is that.. unlike something that can be passed like chicken pox or measles.. hpv is an std.

trying to prevent cervical cancer is great… but again.. this is a preventable disease… if it goes down the hpv route.

we need to play that little thing called the logic game..

most if not all hpv leads to cervical cancer, but not all cervical cancer is caused by hpv.

how about displasia and genetics…

if they want to start giving 11 year old girls shots to keep them from getting an std… hmm … by all means give them the choice to be a ho. wait.. skank.

with all the sex ed that has been going on.. and all the free condoms and all of that… you would think that stds would be on the decline.. but hmm… they are not.

maybe the information that they are passing out is faulty.. maybe… instead of saying abstinence information is going to cause more kids to have more unprotected sex.. they should see that their junk science has led to more people having stds, unplanned pregnancies, abortions… and wasting loads of money… when abstinence requires nothing… it is free.

don’t want to get an std? don’t have physical contact.
don’t wanna get pregnant? yeah… don’t have physical contact.

common sense … but they try to make it more complicated…


new jersey has sent out a statewide notice not to eat squirrels near one of their plants… because of high lead levels.

uhh… i don’t think that is gonna be a problem. i didn’t think new jersey was that bad off….

maybe they are just warning the new jersey devil … cause lead poisoning is bad for you… make your fangs fall out.

really… are there that many people that see a dead squirrel.. and say.. hmm… lets eat it? unless they have been watching a bit too much survivorman or discovery channel… eating dead squirrels is generally not something people do…. especially when you consider where you see dead squirrels…

splattered in the middle of the road…

come on..

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