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Monday, November 15, 2010

US School Tells American boy to take down his flag UPDATE

The story I covered several days ago gained massive national attention today.

The School finally changed their decisions that was made on veterans week when they told Cody to take down his flag from his bike when he is on campus due to some students complaining about it. The School officials reason was that they didn't want any racial tension between the students.

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When he rode from his home to school on Monday, he was followed by a parade of people on motorcycles. The group said the Pledge of Allegiance upon arriving at school.

"It means a lot to me," a tearful Alicea said after arriving at school.

You can view the entire story here along with a clip of the event:

Sunday, November 14, 2010

US Postal Service Obselete

The net loss after the end of the previous years has almost increased exponentially. Last year the US Postal Service suffered a $3.8 billion net loss, last month it was up to $8.5 billion at the end of their fiscal year in September.

The Postal Service puts the blame on the bad economy and the continuing growth of email.

Chief Financial Officer Joe Corbett said the losses were worsening despite cuts that generated cost savings of $9 billion over the past two years. Those savings came primarily from the elimination of 105,000 full-time positions -- "more than any other organization, anywhere," Corbett said.

The volume of mail each person receives continues to drop as more communications go electronic. The Postal Service delivered 170.6 billion pieces in its 2010 fiscal year, compared to 176.7 billion pieces the prior year.

"We will continue our relentless efforts to innovate and improve efficiency," Corbett said. "However, the need for changes to legislation, regulations and labor contracts has never been more obvious."

I believe they need to downsize this agency, along with many other government agencies. The US Postal Service is designed for a good-sized amount of people dependent on physical mail, but nowadays it's quite the opposite, even my old grandfather uses e-mail and billpay, and hardly has to send a letter except for holidays, where I too still send holiday cards.

As far as everything else goes, they need to downsize, cut workers, cut delivery days, cut worker benefits...etc.

Friday, November 12, 2010

US School tells American boy to take down the American Flag

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Supposedly there is this 13-year-old American school kid that was recently told by school officials to take down his flag off of his bike here in the US.

Now, Cody has been riding his bike to school for months with the flag attached to his bike, but only on Veterans day he was told to remove it. It appears that some fellow students have been making complaints about his American flag (WTF REALLY?) and therefore it was no longer allowed in school property.

Cody explains that he wants to honor not only his grandfather, Robert a US Army Veteran, but all veterans as explains that in this great country we should have the freedom to acknowledge it therefore he has the right wave his flag where ever he wants to.

Should Middle Schools totally strip away their students' Amendment rights, ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE F&*(^ING PROMOTING THE US IN THE FIRST PLACE??? The kids were complaining about the really? you live in the country, if it really gives you a problem then suck that SH*T up and US CITIZENS shouldn't have to remove US flags to accommodate to your emotions.

Nowadays, I see kids as caring less about their country and what it stands for. Then you have this one kid that actually gives a damn and shows his pride, yet his own American School thinks otherwise.

What does that say about how the school officials feel about their own country?
What kind of example does that set up for the students for that school?
Do we really want those people head of our children's education system?

Oh and here are their emails:
Aaron Delworth - Principal -
Elise Domico - Guidance Counselor -
Kathy Wade - Principal's Secretary -
Jeannie Herrington - Receptionist -
Melissa Oei - Campus Supervisor -

Thursday, November 11, 2010


The Mafia games are probably one of the most entertaining single-player games out there in my opinion. They tend to keep me on my toes, not knowing what is going to happen next. I remember in the first game, the cars and the driving experience was the most memorable. It has a totally unique driving simulation set apart from any other game such as the Grand Theft Auto series. Perhaps it's because of the huge mass + weak horse power from the cars makes this happen; but 2K GAMES has the physics right.

Mafia II took me by surprise. You start off in Italy, fighting Mussolini's army which I did not expect at all, I thought I was going to jump right into the Italian-Mafia scene in the streets of Empire Island. It starts off slow, doing petty little thefts across town, but then it really starts to pick up when you start stealing from banks and mowing down cops in the effort to make an escape.

The look and feel of this game is perfect. The graphics are nicely done and the game-play is smooth as butter. Some scenes and buildings are reused from the 1st Mafia, but I don't mind that at all...a bit of nostalgia if you ask me.

Some of the improvements I enjoyed compared to the previous Mafia, is they finally have a waypoint-mapping system, where you won't get lost in the city, and you can finally toggle taking cover behind obstacles which really come in handy in those sticky situations.


Overall I recommend this game to anybody that what's a realistic-feel of what it is to be apart of the Mafia during the late 40s-50s.

Here's some game-play action of what it means to be a WW2 veteran and a mafia member.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Physics: Mechanics and Heat Midterm

Most of you have probably been wondering how come I haven't been updating you guys with daily posts. It's because I was shooting for a 110% on my Physics midterm.

The midterm covered:
  • Newton's Gravitational Force
  • Electric Force
  • Conservation of Momentum
  • Spring Stiffness
  • Interatomic Bond Stiffness
  • Young's Modulus
  • Kinetic Friction
  • Spring-Mass Systems
The previous exam I only received 101%. He gives two extra credit problems, so I got partial credit on one, answered one correctly and missed one question the the actual test.

Physics is so freaking awesome...and besides I'M BACK TO BLOGGING!

Monday, November 8, 2010


Probably one of the best things that came out of the Grunge era of the 90s is Post-Grunge alternative rock. Dave Grohl was one bitchin' drummer when Nirvana was alive, but afterwards his solo works circulated around in the music industry.

One thing lead to another Dave Grohl established his alternative rock band "Foo Fighters" which isn't a bad band at all. The Dave Grohl hit it off big time, touring ever since.

In my opinion Dave Grohl is probably one of the most successful and talented alternative rock musicians out there. He is a prime example of someone who will not encounter chapter 7 or chapter 11 bankruptcy in his lifetime.

But we can't forget Kurt..RIP

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Must Watch - "Generation Zero"


So what happens when you have 40 years of liberal policies in a nation of Capitalism? FISCAL dumb can they be to put the entire bailout budget into the hands of the banks that FAILED? Capitalism - the freedom to become rich and successful with the constant possibility of becoming bankrupt.

The middle class people of the US are screwed!

Take a look at this film and see for yourself.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Gone Fishing

Hey guys, I'll be on wayyyy later today, the friends and I are renting a little skiff boat and going fishing. Should be friend, I'll keep you guys updated!

Keep it real, yo.

Friday, November 5, 2010

New Grunge

 I first heard these guys over the radio one evening...and at first I was like WHOA WAIT A MINUTE...they don't make music this cool anymore as it was the hour of playing new music. I instantly rushed home and hopped on the radio station's website to see who was that band that was playing. It turns out it was Violent Soho - some new alternative rock band, apparently with a bit of grunge revolving around their style.

Supposedly they started in '04, so I guess they aren't that new at all, just their hit single "Jesus Stole My Girlfriend" became fairly popular.

They rock those flannels, ripped jeans and dingy that's pretty cool.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


I would have to say, one of my most favorite genres of music has to be grunge.

GRUNGE MUSIC -Has a dirty guitar sound, strong riffs, and heavy drumming -Guitars usually tuned to a lower key -Commonly used guitar distortion and feedback -Draws heavily on Punk -Lyrics are typically angst-filled, angry, frustrated, sad, fearsome, and depressed

I absolutely love everything about it, especially the rebelliousness from mainstream society and not giving a F&*(^ about how you look or anybody else. Most people mistaken grunge for "emo" which gets my blood boiling.

I pretty much grew up with grunge music and fashion in the early 90s, but it hit mainstream as Nirvana went big with their NeverMind album. It faded out and most people don't even recall what grunge is.

I don't think grudge can compare to punk, since punk can never die. Grunge has died, but I still listen to the music and dress it.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

10 Year Old Gave Birth

Can you remember when you were 10 years old? I do. I was into skateboarding and doing kid stuff. Never in my right state of mind was I thinking about having intercourse with other 10-year old girls let alone at 9 years old (can't forget it takes 9 months to develop a baby).

So there's this 10 year old girl in Spain that recently gave birth to a baby, according to a Spain official.

Micaela Navarro, the Andalusia region's social affairs minister, says authorities are evaluating whether to let the mother and her family retain custody of the baby, born last week in the city of Jerez de la Frontera.

Navarro told reporters that the father of the baby is also a minor. Her department declined to give further details, such as the sex or health of the baby.

Spanish newspapers said the mother is of Romanian origin. The daily Diario de Jerez quoted medical staffers who treated the girl as saying they were told by her mother that giving birth at such a young age is common in their country. -according to the Associated Press

They certainly can get into chapter 7 or chapter 11 bankruptcy.

I don't know much about Romanian culture but I believe it's just completely wrong to letting you kids have children at that age! I can't even conceptualize any need for that to happen besides the carelessness of the parents and the 10 year old kids.

Are you smarter than a 5th grader?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

LimeWire Shutdown for Good?

After all the lawsuits LimeWire encountered over the years, they have finally lost late last month by the RIAA.

(The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trust that represents the recording industry distributors in the United States. Its members consist of record labels and distributors, which the RIAA say "create, manufacture and/or distribute approximately 85% of all legitimate sound recordings produced and sold in the United States".)

Will this stop illegal file sharing all together? Hell no.

This lawsuit will obviously hurt LimeWire in continuing with their service, especially the paying customers of LimeWire Pro.

RIAA has been fighting all kinds of lawsuits against piracy, and has been successful, but the time it took them to finally get the servers shut down, various new services arise to piraters. P2P networks and torrent sites are still alive and online of course and the individually targeting each individual site will never work.

Lately I've been able to still connect to the LimeWire ultrapeers using other P2P software such as "Cabos" which is completely free to download. I think they just put a hold on their website that is distributing their LimeWire software.

LimeWire is going to suffer chapter 7 and chapter 11 Bankruptcy.

Piracy can never be stopped.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Epic Haunted House

There is probably the best haunted maze I have ever been to that is privately owned and is located right down my block.

Here's a video of KTLA covering the location about two years has improved a lot since then.

I'm not sure if all of you are familiar with the So Cal area of the US, but there are amusement parks that transform into a horror park filled with all kinds of mazes and monsters that walk around and scare the crap out of you.

The one down the block beats all that, hands down. It incorporates so many effects and perspectives than any other "professional" maze I have seen. I was really impressed with the fact that you choose three directions when you hit the middle of the maze, leading you in two different mazes, the third one is a trick door that shoots fire at you.

The actors systematically scare you...I've seen one couple where they hid the husband away from his wife and left his wife all alone as the lights came back scary is that for the chick??? It's amazing they put so much effort into it.

Probably the one where the got me is where they had the lights turn on and off so that it's pitch black for approximately 5 seconds...and then a monster appeared in front of my face... AHH

The part I "enjoyed" most is they had a TV playing THE RING video of Samara coming out of the well, and they actually had an actor crawl out of the "TV" (it was actually a projector and a screen) but the effect isn't over yet! They had two actors play Samara...they had one actor come out the tv and dissappear somewhere and they had another Samara come out from another direction, something totally I did not expect and brought back teenage memories of first watching the movie.

I saw one fellow piss his lie

Hands down, the best haunted maze in So Cal.

Here's their myspace page: