Retweet August 2010

Here I am reblogging some retweets for the past month that broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events that occurred in August 2010. If you like to follow along, befriend xwoop and lolprez and I’ll be sure to follow back.

Got Gov?

  • We need to win the hearts and minds of our prison population!
  • NAFTA’s greatest success has been the drug trade.
  • On this Labor Day weekend, let’s save the saved and created jobs!
  • A government back-door to encrypted communications is an oxymoron? It defeats the purpose of having it encrypted!

Politricks

  • Politicians need to understand that saying all the right words does not give your platform meaning or purpose.
  • Why cant a politician answer a simple yes or no question with a simple yes or no?
  • Everybody knows the expression, mo money mo problems. In politics its, mo elections mo special interests.
  • Saying that women is a better politician because they are less likely to be corrupt or lead us to war is both ignorant and sexiest.
  • Money may not buy you love, but it sure can buy plenty of elections!
  • If only we can offshore and outsource politicians!
  • Vote for Pedro!

Econemy

  • Capitalism is a pyramid scheme.
  • Mo money mo taxes!
  • Money is blinding!

Propagandon’t

  • There is no such thing as a conspiracy theorist, there are simply conspiracy scientists, much like how climatologist think of themselves.
  • The revolution will not be televised, it will be fought in your television!
  • A campaign promise is an oxymoron, much like military intelligence.
  • Peace in our time just ran out of time.

Question

  • If you expect a flight to be delayed, is it really delayed or on schedule?
  • If half the time I am half asleep, how sleepy am I right now?
  • What does it mean when your boss sends you a job application to the circus? Does it mean he’s willing to be a reference?
  • If you can’t admit your failure, how will you recognize your successes?
  • What is the speed of time?
  • If you are not doing your thing, whose thing are you doing?
  • Do raisins ever go bad?
  • Why is it that the drink menu is always larger than the food menu?

Randumb

  • Listening to some jammy jams in my pajamin pjs.
  • Will be waking up at 5AM tomorrow. SMH FML OMG FUK ARG LOL
  • No ketchup for my nom om om omelet. Epic FML 2.0!
  • Watching Cops. Piece of advice to perps, if you got baggy pants don’t run from the cops, looks like you in a potato sack race.
  • Eating some chipotle humus… I know it sounds like a terror organization but this stuff is the bomb.
  • I <3 California rolls. I wonder, if Texas has sushi rolls how would they taste? I bet they have BBQ tuna and deep fried wasabi.
  • Which is the greatest show bra of all time? Madonna’s cone bra, Lady Gaga’s fireworks bra, or Katy Perry’s whip cream bra?
  • I make the choices that bend decisions.
  • Everything that is remembered, will be forgotten.
  • From the perspective of the tuna, it doesn’t care if it’s dolphin safe.
  • It’s after 7PM and still over 100 degrees!!!
  • Rumors have been known to travel at the speed of sound.
  • Complaining does not mean cooperating.
  • Chocolate rain is a great example of a purple cow.

In Da Future

  • In the future, government jobs will be outsource and off-shored.
  • In the future, if you ask for your fourth amendment rights, you’ll be considered guilty.
  • In the future, to vote you have to adhere to a End User License Agreement.
  • In the future, a happy meal will come with a End User License Agreement.
  • In the future, we will be asking, which came first the egg or the vaccine?
  • In the future, you will be able to make a police statement by Twitter, but I would not want the police to follow me on Twitter.

Imagine No Religion

To some Penn Jillette, the Las Vegas-based magician, is a celebrity. He has over a million followers on Twitter and he even has an show on the interwebs. So of course, with credentials like that, he is more than qualified to set the world straight in terms of what is wrong with it. On September 11, 2010, Penn Jillete posted the following tweet which was retweetn well over on hundred times…

Imagine no religion.

With all the discussion about terrorism, Ground Zero Mosque, September 11th, and the ongoing war, these three little words upset me the most. With statements like this, I don’t considere Penn Jillette anyone of high regard, I see only blindness and nativity in people that think like this. By no means am I a religious nut, or even religious for that matter, but I find extremely offensive the idead that all religions are mideval beliefs based on mythology with archaic rituals that are to blame for much of wars fought. Religion is not the cause of wars and strife and holocausts, the cause of such crimes are people. To be honest, much of the ethnic cleansing has been done in the name of progress by secular intellectuals, people not too unlike Penn Jillette, with his absolutism and answers to the worlds problems. If people don’t discriminate based on religion, the would based on their tax bracket, If people did not discriminate bases on skin color they would based on the size of their sex organs, if they didn’t discriminate based on religion try would on their choice of extra curricular activities. Yes, I could imagine a world with no religion but the death toll would not change, the towers would still have come down, we still would be fighting a war half the world away, and Penn Jillette would still be a pin head.

What Would You Do For Five Dollars?`

What would you do for $5? As you can imagine, there is a website that asks just that question. Meet Fiverr. Fiverr is a marketplace for services that people are willing to do for five dollars. Current services listed on Fiverr include.

  • I will write your personal, business, event or product-related press release for $5
  • I will tweet about your product or service to over 120k followers, 5 times a day for 4 weeks for $5
  • I will write something in the sand for you and turn it into a greeting card for $5
  • I will write and record a song for you / you’re loved one for $5
  • I will provide an SEO report of your website for $5

Fiverr is not the first site to provide a marketplace for micro-freelancer and micro-entreprenuers. You might get similar results from Amazon Mechanical Turk and for higher end jobs there are sites like Elance and oDesk.

Stephen Hawking’s Scientific Blasphemy

There is little doubt that Stephen Hawking is a smart guy, I mean he’s made several appearances in The Simpsons and is a cultural figure but recently his editorial pieces and interviews have been nothing more than link bait. Earlier this year Stephen Hawking warned that if we were to make contact with intelligent extra-terrestrial lifeforms that we could possibly be annihilated, much like how Native Americans where decimated by guns, germs, and steel as described by the book by Jared Diamond.

The Times Online has a few choice quotes.

We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet. I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planet. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonise whatever planets they can reach. … If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.

I didn’t know Stephen Hawking changed careers, from world renowned scientist to a two bit science fiction writer, but speculating on the event of first contact is not science. I am confident he said this just after watching Avatar.

Stephen Hawking latest link bait is his claim that God didn’t create the Universe. Again, he moved from science to scientific dogma. He claims that God is not necessary in the creation the Universe, that the Universe could have easily been created out of nothing. This really made me laugh, the idea that the Universe could have sprung out of nothingness is as fanciful as string theory. One of science’s major tenets, the conservation of energy, states that nothing can be created or destroyed out of nothing and now Stephen Hawking is claiming that the perhaps our universe and perhaps multiple universes sprung out of a void. This is scientific blasphemy!!!

The Wall Street Journal quote Stephen Hawking as saying the following.

As recent advances in cosmology suggest, the laws of gravity and quantum theory allow universes to appear spontaneously from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the universe exists, why we exist. … Our universe seems to be one of many, each with different laws.

If the term creationist wasn’t already taken, I would have to apply it to Stephen Hawking for the above statement. Calling a belief a theory does not make it science. I only have one life, I am not going to bet my life on the concept of multiple universes and definitely not counting on an alien armada invading Earth any time soon. Stephen Hawking should stick to what he knows best, black holes, and leave the alien invasion business to science fiction writers and government officials.