Archive for the Politics Category

Start your PSPs!

Posted in Games, Politics, Rants with tags , , , , on March 24, 2008 by abraxus

Ah the heady days of Spring how they move me to action. Allow me to share with you what could very well be the most significant thing I do for the next 2 weeks. That most wondrous of franchises with the MOST foolish name in Gaming History (arguable but it sounds good) Final Fantasy! Crisis Core comes out tomorrow. I’d squee but I’m to macho.

Up until now my favorite game for the PSP has been Warhammer 40K Squad Command but no longer I say! Of course that being said I will probably not like the *SMACK*…sorry sorry, can’t believe I almost said that.

Oh..and while I have you here readers…What The Fuck…is wrong with Amazon.com? Kindle is not available outside the United States? What kind of stupid shit is that? I realize there are probably distribution laws causing most of this problem but for fucks sake people…I am SO very sick of running into this crap every time something interesting comes out. ITunes Canada, no Downloadable American TV shows or Movies for you Mr. Canadian! Old Navy, We currently do not ship outside the United States from our Online Store you silly Canuck!

The ONLY thing this does is force me to go underground to get the things I want. And in 97% of cases I succeed, so yeah, you go with your Legal Crap and see how far it gets you when half your country is laughing at your regulations and getting the things they want anyway.

Oh and someone with more Tech Experience might want to explain to me how do do Cuts…so I can spare a whole screen of me babbling. Thanks!

What is the world coming to?

Posted in Noteworthy, Politics with tags , on March 19, 2008 by abraxus

Generally I stay away from Political issues as a show of respect for my..well lack of respect for anything Political but something on the news this past week caught my eye. Over in Tibet right now there are people protesting the beating of protesters in a political demonstration. So what do the Tibetan Police do? They beat the protesters protesting the beating of the other protesters. Now I am the first to admit I found the situation mildly amusing (damn you Simpsons and South Park!) but in retrospect it opened my eyes to my own apathy towards Political issues.

Back in the day Demonstrations were a legitimate means for the public to communicate to their government when they felt their local representatives were not acting as the peoples mouthpiece and that was fine. But now I see that the Politicians themselves have become apathetic towards Protesters to the point that the Demonstrations are more for the benefit of the people gathered together under a common banner. As if to say “Yes we all agree that something needs to be done but really are the Politicians even paying attention anymore?” 

You can’t go a day reading the newspaper or watching it on TV without hearing about a Demonstration or Protest Rally somewhere in the world. I just don’t see them having any effect whatsoever any longer.

If you poke something long enough it gets angry, if you poke it even longer it just becomes immune to the input. That’s what has happened to the power of Demonstrations I think. It’s no longer, “Wow look at all these people! Let’s find out what has their knickers so twisted!” it has become “Oh great…another useless protest, how late is this going to make me for work?”

You won’t see much of this on my Blog, I just thought I’d splurge today. Thanks for reading if you got this far!