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Eras of humanity

I've been wondering about what era we are in with humanity. Such as they have had the "industrial age" or the "renaissance age" or the "golden age"

I look at what is happening now in the world and I see massive corruption. It permeates through society. Police, politicians, military and in the public.

I wonder if they will call this the age of corruption, when leaders and people in power were so consumed by their desires to fulfill their own needs that they were willing to kill or destroy other lives.

I understand that this has been going on previously, since mankind appeared on the timeline, but it seems to be on a massive scale.

Cryptocurrency, hacking information, health, war, investments, insurance, automobiles, the list seems endless.

People seem more self centered now, more egotistical.

Am I cynical?

 

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Catholic Priest Passes

A priest from my old family church passed away a while back but I just learned recently that he did so.

I'm glad he is dead. He was a child molesting son of a bitch. Hidden in the protection of the shadows formed by the catholic church, this guy was creepy with a capital c

I first experienced his advances after a wedding when I was an altar boy.

I had gone to the catholic school and joined being an altar boy duing school one day. I did all the bullshit dogma and would do weddings because we would get like $10 or $20 for the mass.

After the wedding I was waiting for my parents to pick me up and he sat down with me in the pews

He started to talk to me about what I was going to do when I got older and I was a kid (around 9 or 10), what the fuck did I know

He pressed about being a priest and I said no thanks and he pressed more.

He put his hands on my shoulder then on my hip then on my knees

I got creeped out and got up. He tried to calm me down but I had enough of the shit

He told me that we should go back to his office to talk

I wouldn't have any of it.

I told him that I had to go out to the front and wait for my parents

As I went for the front door he told me that everything was alright, not to worry, nothing happened.

Later I found out through various rumors of the other altar boys that one of the other guys had been drinking wine with one of the other priests.

Apparently there were multiple molesting priests?

I quit being an altar boy shortly afterwards.

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I dislike flying

I have to go to Texas today for a fucking wedding, well, not a wedding, a party celebrating a wedding which took place almost two years ago.

I had one in Detroit last October and thought it was a wedding, but right at the end, the bride told every one that they had gotten married the year before.

I don't have time or money to spend on parties. A wedding is a moment in time when two people commit to each other and you want others to witness it - experience it.

So this trip is an unwanted experience.

 

I always prepare for a trip as it is my last. Every time I go up in the sky the plane will crash.

Stats say differently. I should have died a long time ago. I put 25,000 miles on my car every year.

Also, it's the first 10 minutes of flight and the last 10 minutes of flight where things seem to go bad.

So technically, I'm just a moron.

 

Even though the highlights of this website have dwindled down to a trickle this small group of people have kept me on my toes.

I've learned fallacies, how to debate, applying logic to situations and how to avoid people like Brian at parties. Smiling

It's a bonus to be a part of this group of misfits.

 

I believe in a life after, being a buddhist, but not anything like the theists believe.

I do not believe in a god or creator. The Universe exists with out a greater force or spirit.

Life is as it is, a collection of atoms assembled in various forms and we happen to be experiencing them.

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The Bitcoin Scam

I had a moment where I could have been a millionare but instead ended up being like the guy who spent two Bitcoins on pizza back in 2010.

I had 1,250 coins which were used for Warcraft online, buying gear in the game.

My calculations were that no gold was backing it, there were no services being rendered, no product, so it wasn't worth anything.

Six months ago I was told by someone that it was worth around $1,000. I laughed. Huh? 1,000? Today it is 17,000?

I had done my homework and found that Bitcoin is nothing more than a scam. A pyramid scheme of sorts.

The people who started it are making out like bandits. They have for all intent and purpose, are scamming a lot of people.

They are the people manipulating the market. They are the ones who are raising the prices. They are also the ones who didn't have to mine anything as they just created millions of their own Bitcoins to hold on to for future use.

The bubble when it bursts is going to be huge. Bigger than the collapse in 2007 of the housing market.

Day to day people are going to lose big. Anyone who has the millions should dump their coins now and walk away.

If I had my 1,250 coins that is what I would do. I could live with 21 million+ dollars.

 

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Thank god!

(I know this isn't any thing new in the realm of arguments.. but)

Just found out about the attack this morning in NYC.

The Gov and Mayor are on television thanking god. I believe it was the Gov who said 'thank god no one was killed..." blah blah blah.

So on 9/11 do you say, "thank god only 3,000 people were killed"?

Was god sleeping on 9/11? Did god want 9/11 to happen? Did god not care? Was satan more powerful that day?

 

 

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God revealed himself...

I was having a conversation yesterday with a christian who claimed "god revealed himself to me"

I asked, honestly, "did your god show you his penis to you?"

The christian didn't like this comment and was really irritated with me. 

I told them "I'm being honest and no joking around... did your god show you his penis?"

the reply was "no he didn't"

to which I replied, "then how do you know he is a he? and if he is a he, what would he need a penis for?"

the christian was quiet and the rusted gears in their head slowly started to move.

I then asked "if your god has a penis and his a male, does he masturbate? does he have a female god he impregnates? does he have testicles?"

I think I broke their brain because they let out a sigh and then turned to their computer in disgust and waved me off.

 

 

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Star Trek Discovery

I'm a big Star Trek fan and have been so since the 70's, long before Star Wars arrived.

Tonight I got to see the new series Discovery and found that in typical Hollywood fashion the really fucked up. Those fucking morons. They got these young nimrods to do the show and they changed everything and tried to "update" it for new viewers. WHAT THE FUCK!

You bunch of retarded pieces of shit. There are too man problems with the show but they obviously just told the entire Star Trek family to go fuck them selves and that they were going to do what ever the fuck they wanted to ruin the ST Universe.

Go fucking shoot yourselves you fucking morons.

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Not every one deserves gun ownership

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/hunter-shoots-therapy-dog-1.4297487

I would think that they should have had a leash on the dog, but as a hunter this is an obvious issue of being a dumb ass.

I imagine this "hunter" saw the dog and just shot for the fuck of it. If you look at the picture you can see it isn't a fucking wolf.

 

 

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Hurricane Fucking Irma

So I just got back Internet, yesterday I got power, but we don't have sewage yet. For a while we had to bag our poop. Not an issue for me. When I was in the Marines I did worse things with poop and pee. However two women in the house it was difficult.

The water never ran out. I got (5) five gallon water containers, filled them with fresh water, bought some caps from online and a special hand pump and I was set.

I filled the tub with water so we could flush but it didn't matter because every thing came back up the toilet.

I was able to get a small generator from my brother which i used 24/7 to power fans and the frezzer/frig. Some neighbors complained but I didn't give a fuck. I needed my CPAP machine and with out the fans running it was unbearable with the humidity.

The night of the storm I didn't sleep at all. The wind was howling like a banshee and the trees hitting our roof. The chimney top ripped off and was banging the side of the house. My wife and daughter slept under the stairs with the dog while I slept upstairs.

When we woke up the high winds were still there, wind gusts up to 90mph. The damage down the street was extensive. thousnads of trees blown over and power loss in almost ever location. Minor damage to the house. However I have to have two trees removed because they are leaning.

There was so much power down that at night you could see the Milky Way in the night sky.

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