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September 30, 2004

Comms black out 

I am heading out of town tomorrow and probably won’t have Internet for a few days. Meeting up with some old friends from school and having a bit of a mini reunion, will also be partaking in German re-unification day at the embassy…. Ummmm German Beer!

This will go on your PERMANENT RECORD! 

In 7th grade at a private Christian school in Texas I said, “pissed off” in art class. I was taken to the principles office where I was assured that it was going on my permanent record and that it would make it hard for me to get into college. Two days ago I found this key laying in the office of a different private Christian school I attended… apparently they really do have student permanent records.

September 28, 2004

I have to mediate between geeks and normal people. 

You are 29% geek
You are a geek liaison, which means you go both ways. You can hang out with normal people or you can hang out with geeks which means you often have geeks as friends and/or have a job where you have to mediate between geeks and normal people. This is an important role and one of which you should be proud. In fact, you can make a good deal of money as a translator.

September 25, 2004

I spent today playing bad cop. One of the guards had an accidental discharge in one of the very small guard posts. Two guards where in the post at the time and it is a miracle neither of them where hurt.

I spent the day being loud and intimidating after a couple hours of MORE safety training….
I lined them all up tonight and threatened them with here jobs and lives if something like that happened again… I of course ended it with a pep talk that included the phrase “Band of Brothers” so I think I have there attention and most of there loyalty, at least for this week.
My face is really sunburn and my lips would be dead if not for Emily’s AVON lip stuff…. It looks like a woman’s lipstick dispenser but the stuff is saving me, thanks Em

24 Sept 2004 

Today was a very long hard day. I took 18 shooters to the range to teach them how to shoot and how to shoot to survive.

Once at the range with the first group I decided that the 9mm pistols we have where too unsafe (total crap made in Dara) to fire. One of the pistols actually came apart while firing it.
So the training moved on to shotguns, which turned out to be better since they al carry shot guns everyday. I set up a moving tactical course in a wooded/brushy area about the size of half a football field. They had never experienced anything like that before, in fact most of them acted like they had never used a gun before.

So alot of safety training and yelling was carried out and in the end they where all happy and everyone survived.

"One incident occurred when a guard was holding a weapon and it went off. Luckily I had been stressing everyone to keep the barrels down, the round went into the ground (right behind me) and no one was injured…. The weapon was handed to this guard by another guard who said it was empty. This accident while extremely dangerous is all too common and I believe served as a good example to everyone." That's how I am explaining the one big boo boo that occurred. Over all most did well. They are happy and there confidence is up. Tomorrow I am going to teach some urban combat tactics and have them move around the campus a bit.

September 21, 2004

Kalashnikov launches liquid weapon 

Lt. Gen. Mikhail Kalashnikov, who invented the AK-47 after being shot by German soldiers during World War II, said Monday he wanted to continue "the good name" of his gun.

"I've always wanted to improve and expand on the good name of my weapon by doing good things," he told Reuters Television.

"So we decided to create a vodka under my name. And we wanted that vodka to be better than anything made, up until now, in both Russia and England."

September 18, 2004

Working for free 

I made it safely all the way here… it was way to long of a trip though. I went to bed at 630pm yesterday after a full days work, woke up at 130am to go abuse the guards (who needed it), climbed around the “jungle” with them for an hour or two, and realized they where all scared of the 1. Dark & 2. Demons in the area. It’s going to be a very long month of bilingual training…. Do you know that this countries regular army’s standard for weapons training is 12 rounds per year? That is ridiculous and crazy scary, even the worst city or county cops qualify with 50 or more rounds one a month or so…. What a mess.

I am staying in the old senior high girls building, above the elementary school. Things here while physically changing have remained pretty similar to my experiences both 10 and 17 years ago.

I watched and rooted on the schoolboy’s basketball team today as they played a local college, we won by one point, it was a very good game. I of course in my attempt to root the boys on made the mistake of calling them “cougars” when in fact here “panthers”, however, the director called the basket ball court a “pitch” (as in cricket) and continued to yell humorous proper British things like “well done”.
This place needs money, the electric bill last month was 80,000 rupees and I haven’t even installed half the floodlights that are needed here.

September 16, 2004

London Gatwick.... by bus from London Heathrow 

So I am at the Hilton at London Gatwick. My flight was nice, paid a little extra to be upgraded to the closest thing to business class there is. The plane was a new 777 so it was a decent flight. I am not looking forward to the next one.

I have eight hours till my flight, five till I can even check in. I don’t want to pay 214 British pounds for a room, but I have a silver VIP Hilton member card so I am slumming in their business office.

I brought adapters for Pakistan, none of them… however I neglected to bring one that will fit the wall in London…. So I have one battery charge worth of computer time.

II could use a shower already and I am tired as hell, so hopefully I get a decent seat on this next flight where I am in the cattle section.

September 15, 2004

Dealing with the opposite sex. 

adj 1: characterized by a mixture of opposite feelings or attitudes; "she felt ambivalent about his proposal"; "an ambivalent position on rent control" 2: uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow; "was ambivalent about having children"

I am ambivalent to all emotional relationships.
I reject all emotional expectations that come with relationships.
I enjoy being lonely most of the time.
Privacy suffers in relationships.

I am pretty sure there is a better way/type of relationship than I have experienced thus far with the oposit sex. I am not saying I can or will or am even trying to find it; I just believe that there has to be a better way.

I would like to take this time to remind people to vote for the only candidate in the presidential election that is interested in saving this country and the world… This man

Seriously though, vote in this next presidential election, remember you don’t have to vote for anyone if you don’t want to, you can always vote against someone.

Starting right now YOU need to plan on voting in the only elections when your vote actually counts and that is your local elections. Specifically for your Senators and Congressmen that represent you in DC. They are the only voice YOU have and I bet you have rarely if ever known anything about them.

The machine wants to draw your attention to the presidential election where you vote does NOT matter so you will be distracted by the fact that your vote DOES in local elections. My friends if you are bitching that we have two idiots running for president and we only have two political parties to choose from (as I am) you need to start paying attention to your local politicians, hold them accountable, don’t take there lip service, you have real power locally if you will take the time and opportunity to grasp it.

Vote. Even if you write FUCK YOU on your ballot for president this year.

Last words? 

Pakistan is my next destination. Unemployed, no medical or life insurance, no will or power of attorney in place. If I die I would like to be cremated and ashes put in little zip lock Baggies and posted to my friends all over the world.

This is probably one of the oddest times in my life so far….
A wise man once said “Live like a rock star. Die a hero”

September 14, 2004

Someone should go to prison for this 

6 and 10 miles per gallon of diesel fuel.

Croatia clergy in drink curbs row 

Croatia's Catholic priests are seeking compensation after the introduction of a new zero-tolerance drink driving law, a local newspaper says

The priests want $12 million a year to hire chauffeurs as they can no longer drive between churches where they must sip wine, the Jutarnji List said.

"During holy mass we need to drink wine as a symbol of the blood of Christ," one of the priests told the newspaper.

"We want to obey the law... We would like to have private drivers," he said.

Times of India

September 13, 2004

Nuclear bomb possibly found 

The 7,600-pound, 12-foot-long thermonuclear bomb contained 400 pounds of high explosives as well as uranium.

Now that is a headline you don't want to see... but its real.

If you have not seen this you need to watch it. Headlines: Zell on Earth I had no Idea this took place at the convention.

Today I purchased two books on CD for my upcoming WAY TO LONG plane rides.

1. America (The Audio book) A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction
-Jon Stewart Daily Show-

2. Peace Kills, America's Fun New Imperialism
-P.J. O'Rourke-

I am ripping these cd's to play on my I-river on the plane. #1 is hilarious, I am only listening to a little of it while I rip it, its very funny.

Spent some time in a hot tub tonight, was very nice.

September 11, 2004

BBC has US election coverage via a British reporters traveling Blog... Interesting.

September 09, 2004

Secured Path

September 08, 2004

Ahmed Shah Masood "The Lion of the Panjshir " 

I hoped everyone noticed that today was the anniversary of this great mans assassination…….. All a part of the plot of September 11th and many still don’t know his story.

Read about it!


So I installed WIN XP SP2 this week on my HP zd7000, it improved my wireless reception in this house in an awesome way, however it erased the IE shortcut from the desktop AND from the programs menu…. Very weird.

I just bought a new computer to replace my stolen one it’s a HP zv5000 with a 15.4 inch Hi-Definition screen. I am currently installing XP SP2 and will see how that goes.

You should really watch this video its way to funny.

I have my own Oracle did you know that? 

I don’t seek her out for advice or direction, but she on a semi-regular basis has dreams that are insight about me and my life. It’s quite interesting. I bet you want your own oracle now.

My underground kingdom fantasy 

I have always dreamed of this… I always wanted my own world underground. I find it very hard to believe that the Pairs police are that nonchalant about it.

September 03, 2004

I find this very disturbing considering who is in the photo on the back…..

I have been back at the rock of roundness for a few days now. Mostly I have been in a semi comatose daze. I function but am just on auto pilot. I am tired, I am anxious… honestly I am a poster child for pharmacy drugs dealing with depression, anxiety, and psychotic tendencies. My eyes have been giving me issues and I have a hard time concentrating. So what did I do? Well I went shopping and bought some new toys, cloths, and books. I started a company dumping money I don’t have to get it started. I have organized and started writing plans to deal with car bombs, sniper attack and kidnapping, I have visited with family, and spent way to long working on getting a wireless network up and running. I am glad I have a business partner to accompany me along the way and a great editor who turns around all of my products (minus this blog…obviously) with in 12 hours. Now I just need some investors looking for a meaningful risk to take.

I am doing nothing this Labor Day weekend. I turned a year older this week. Monday I am going to go unleash a world of pain on some targets with an AK-47 and numerous other rifles and hand guns, mostly for fun, but also in preparation for training. I am going to test my latest teaching techniques out on a buddy of mine and see how they work before I export them to the other side of the world.

I am cross eyed I am so tired.

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