In Feb of 2014 I went out to eat with my wife for Valentine Day. I was in a lot of pain and while my wife knew of my physical issues, she didn't know just how much pain I was experiencing. My joints and muscles had almost completely seized up. The pain was so intense that when I got out of bed in the morning I had to sit on the side of the bed and wait for several minutes while I adjusted. I then had to use the nightstand and the bedpost to help me up. I had actually thought about getting a walker, the kind you see old people using, just to help me get up in the morning.
When I walked I could only shuffle my feet. It impossible to walk down the stairs normally. I had to step down with my left foot. Stop. The bring my right foot down next. When I sat down on the couch I would plop down because it was too painful to actually lower myself down. When I got up you needed a crane to lift me up. The pain in my hips was so intense that I winced and my knees buckled. When I finally did stand I wobbled and it took me a few seconds to be able to move.
That evening I had dinner with my wife was the last straw. As I slowly got in to the car I felt 125 years old. For years I had thought the abuse of my body playing sports had taken its toll on my body. I was a true athlete. I did every thing. Softball, baseball, football, field hockey, wrestling, swimming, tennis, racquetball, cross country, etc. You could find me running 5k, 10k or half marathons practically every weekend.
These last few weeks I have been reading and watching stuff on the origins of Democracy. I was most fond of a documentary on the ancient Greeks and the formation of Democracy from their humble beginnings.
As I watched the program I realized that today in America and as well in other countries which claim to be democratic, they are in fact not democratic.
I say this because from what I have seen considering the US government, while they are supposed to represent the people of the country, they do not do so. In fact I believe they represent the rich and the documentary actually touched on this subject. Rich people hated democracy because it was about being ruled by the middle class and the poor. Very few people were rich and the fact that the non-wealthy people could have the same vote ruined their plans.
The Greeks had measures to stop corruption, something which our government does not use because they are in fact corrupt. There is no true representation of the people because of gerrymandering, fraud and bribery. The people are not represented.
While it is true that we all have the right to vote and many of us do vote, our vote does not count as a one equals one scenario. It is actually a situation were only the wealthy can avoid voting completely and still get what they want from the government.
I am not completely stunned but I do now have a less favorable opinion of the typical Florida voter. They are dumb fucking ignorant.
I can live with the amendment for legal medicine pot not passing.
I can live with Rick Scott winning even though he took part in fleecing the US tax payer money millions if not billions.
However, voting the cunt Pam Bondi back in to office is a complete farce. Holy fucking shit Florida. It wasn't even close and you still voted the a lying, bribe taking, self centered, self serving, no integrity, corrupt, a walking conflict of interest back in to office by 15 points.
I have been on these forums for many years and seen plenty of people come and go. However the forums don't have many theists any more. Did you guys scare them away while I was on hiatus?
Where art thou theist? Did the lack of factual evidence cause you to flee?
This is a story of Chris Kyle
I'm glad I never took the path of being a Marine Corps sniper. I don't think I would have wanted to be put in this position. Do you shoot? Is it just a kid? does he have a bomb? who's on the cell phone?
I'm happy that Shia LaBeouf isn't going to be in this movie.
It's one thing to have a dress code where you say, "No near nude clothing" or "No clothing with profanity" and maybe "No laser beams". However, telling a fan that they can not wear their team colors is taking away the freedom of speech.
I call bullshit.
Eva Green is a really pretty woman. She is in the new Sin City movie and they have a poster out with her showing her boobage through a thin silk robe.
You can see it here with the changed poster
However, the banned original is slightly different and to be honest I think the censors were idiots.
We've talked about censor ship previously and this fits right in to the DOH! classification. What were they really thinking?
Tomorrow my daughter and I will try to use the new Sunrail system which opened for business in May. The only reason why I want to try it is because I actually have a opportunity to use it. The rail has a station in Altamonte Springs and goes to Orlando near where my daughter has an event. I figured this is going to be my only chance to use it so WTF, I'll give it a shot.
I plan on getting a two way ticket for me (my daughter is just enough under the age limit that she rides for free, yippee) which will cost me $3.75. Calculating the miles to the station it will cost me (round trip) $3.00 in gas. If I were to drive straight to my destination it would cost me $7.00 (round trip). $7.50 to take the train. $6.00 to drive round trip.
Time though is another factor. To drive to my destination it is 42 minutes round trip. To take the train it is 69 minutes.
When they were planning this "project", our shithead Governor said he refused the Federal money to build a light rail system, but after the voters voted for it he decided that using $1.2 billion of our own tax payer money was a better idea. Not that it makes a huge difference but I would have taken the billions from the Feds.