Not A Kill List, But I Won’t Minding If These People Died

Unlike President Obama, I don’t have a kill list.  In fact, I don’t even believe in capital punishment.  That said I do think that there are some people that offer very little value to the embitterment of the human race. World wide, there are an estimated 7 billion people and sometimes it feels that at least least 2 billion of them are douchebags. Here is a short list of idiots, bots, clones, drones, bullies, trolls, elitist, bourgeoisie, and douchebags that I would not mind if they just drop dead from some natural cause… Or freak accident.

  • Brad Pitt
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Justin Bieber
  • Tyler, the Creator
  • Janelle Monae
  • Cenk Uygur, the old creeper at The Young Turks
  • Bill Nye, the Science Guy
  • Neil DeGrasse
  • Quvenzhane Wallis
  • George Clooney
  • The Kardashians including Kayne West
  • Jaden and Willow Smith
  • Marco Rubio
  • Rachel Maddow
  • Adria Richards
  • Anil Dash
  • Ugly and Bitter People
  • All Hipsters
  • Media Whores
  • Social Media Consultants
  • Faux Geeks and Wannabe Nerds
  • People with hidden agendas
  • The Governor on The Walking Dead
  • Anyone that gets high off their own supply
  • Technology evangelists and developer relations program managers that don’t know how to program
  • Self proclaim entrepreneurs that sell $1,000 membership courses on entrepreneurship online using a WordPress blog
  • Life style startup founders that use Ruby on Rails to develop time tracking apps.
  • Celebrities that name their kids dumb shit like Blue Ivy Vodka, Suri Curry, Prince Pineapple, Egypt Kenya Morocco Zimbabwe, Brooklyn Krypton, Alpha Alef, Bomber Hellfire, Freedom Fries, Liberty Licorice, etc.
  • Meta-bullies, bullies that bully bullies

Did Cara Santa Maria Sleep With a Neanderthal?

I just caught the Joe Rogan Experience podcast episode with Cara Santa Maria, the science blogger at the Huffington Post. Cara Santa Maria did seem to have a weird fascination on whether homo sapiens mated with neanderthal, or neanderthals with homo sapiens… but then again she did date Bill Maher for two years so she would know.

Cara Santa Maria on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast

Cara Santa Maria on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast

Lessons Learned From The Petraeus Sex Scandal

There are three things to learn from the Patraeus Sex Scandal

The first lesson is that everybody is having sex with everyone else. There is nothing new about consenting adults having consenting sex with other consenting adults whether they be in the military or secret service or even in the oval office. The only thing that surprises me about the Patraeus Sex Scandal is that Bill Clinton was not involved.

The second lesson to learn here is that email or text messages or any other form of electronic communications are not private. Every message sent leaves a trail and every compromising digital picture is vulnerable of being accessed by a third party. No matter how careful you are with electronic messages, using burner cell phones, dummy email accounts, and fake names everything is logged and traceable to the source.

The final lesson is that if you have a friend in the government, from the local police to federal agent, you can have them open an investigation on anyone you don’t like. The Patraeus affair was revealed only after one of the women involved contacted a friend in the FBI to open an investigation. I’ve know folks that have filed legitimate police complaints to report theft and vandalism where the police didn’t even show up. But this scandal proves that if you have friends inside the police you get a special investigation unit on the case.

The First Native American Saint and The Falsehoods in the News Media

There are numerous reports out today that the Vatican will canonized the first-ever Native American. These reports have been reported by CNN as Pope names first Native American saint and Reuters via the Chicago Tribune as Vatican names seven saints including first Native American. The new saint referred in these erroneous articles is Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, known as Lily of the Mohawks. She lived in the late 1600s in and died at the young age of 24, during her life and times many Native Americans were ravaged by decease and war but she is not the first Native American to reach sainthood.

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha is the second Native American saint. The first Native American to be named a saint by the Vatican was Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin. Saint Juan Diego was canonized by Pope Juan Paul II in 2002. Saint Juan Diego was a Mexica living during the time of the Spanish conquest of the New World in what is now modern day Mexico City. Saint Juan Diego is the first Native American saint, and Saint Kateri Takakwitha is the second Native American to be honored as such.

The false aspects in the reporting of the canonization of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha are so basic, and yet so widespread, that you have to question the basic research and journalism employed at CNN, Reuters, AFP and other news agencies that are reporting these falsehoods. If you can’t trust the news networks to report the basic facts on trivial events how can you trust them to report the truth on events that are more complicated and have a larger impact in society. Since this error is so widespread in so many reports from so many different networks it just proves that journalist, much like your basic bloggers, just cut and paste from press releases and copy edit link bait headlines.

While the New York Times, the paper of record, incorrectly reports that “Pope Benedict XVI canonized seven saints, including the first Native American” Wikipedia correctly states that Saint Kateri Tekakwitha “is the first Native American woman to be venerated in the Roman Catholic Church.”

Pope Canonizes Kateri Tekakwitha and Marianne Cope - 10/21/12 10/07 AM

Pope Canonizes Kateri Tekakwitha

The London 2012 Olympics of Shenanigans, Scandals, and Shame

The London 2012 Olympics Games have had more than its share of shenanigans and scandals. The London 2012 Olympic Games started off with a horrible Opening Ceremony which featured giant smoke pipes and dancing bankers in top hats and it hasn’t had many great moments since.

Olympic Pyramid of Providence

Olympic Pyramid of Profits and Providence

Voula Papachristou
Even before the Olympic Games got started, the Olympic Committee’s secret police was in full force monitoring social media of all the competing Olympians. The first Olympian to be removed from the Olympic Games was the Greek triple number Voula Papachristou for repeating a bad and tasteless joke on her twitter account. It has been reported that she also retweet posts from a controversial right wing Geek politician in addition to a tasteless and racist joke that has been translated as “With so many Africans in Greece … at least the West Nile mosquitos will eat homemade food!!!,” More telling that her joke, which I find immature for a 23 year old, is the Geek Olympic Committee’s decision to remove her from competing in the Olympics.

Twitter User Arrested
Greek Olympians where not the only ones on Twitter making tasteless jokes, a a 17 year old from Dorset, England has been arrested for tweeting offensive remarks. The tweet in question was the following, “i’m going to find you and i’m going to drown you in the pool you cocky twat your a nobody people like you make me sick.” By all measures this is an idle and harmless threat. Trash talking has been an integral part of competitions since the first olympic games but now it’s illegal.

NBC Suspends Journalists Twitter Account
Twitter was the center of another olympic size scandal when it suspended the account of Guy Adams, and independent journalist, after he had tweeted a complaint about NBC broadcast of the games. Tweet in question reads as follows, “The man responsible for NBC pretending the Olympics haven’t started yet is Gary Zenkel. Tell him what u think! Email:” As of right now, Guy Adams has under 20k followers, which means only about three emails might have been sent because of the tweet but that was enough for NBC to complain and have the account suspended. NBC retracted the complaint and the Twitter account was restored.

Olympian Booted For Spending Time with Family
St. Kitts and Nevis sprinter Kim Collins was expelled from the London 2012 Olympic Games, not for tweeting offensive remarks, but for spending time with his wife. It seems that the St. Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee forced him out for not staying at the Olympic Village and instead staying with his wife. It is reported that Kim Collins posted the following message on his Facebook page, “Hours before my 5th 100m olympic race, i now find out i cant run,all because i was in a hotel with my wife/coach. S.K.N.O.C REALLY? Are you freakig kiddin me!!!!!!!!”

Australian Boxer Faces Sanctions
It has been widely reported that even spectators can’t wear their own clothes if they don’t have the official corporate logos of the Olympic sponsors. Well, Olympians seem to have more stringent dress code. Australian boxer Damien Hooper is in hot water with the Australian Olympic Committee for wearing a t-shirt with the Australian aboriginal flag on it prior a fight. It appears that the Australian Olympic Committee is not aware that the aboriginal flag has been appointed as an official flag of Australia.

Badminton Match Fixing
I haven’t seen any news on NBC regarding the the badminton match fixing but other news agencies are reporting that eight Olympians have been disqualified for match fixing. Chinese and South Korean teams were purposefully loosing to take advantage of loopholes in the teams are grouped and ranked.

Saddest Story of the Olympics
The gold medal for the saddest story of the London 2012 Olympic Games goes to Shin Lam of South Korea. All the South Korean fencer needed to do to move on to a gold medal match was not to be touched for one second. Unfortunately for Shin, the clock never started after the referred signaled the match to restart. Because of this error with the timekeeper, she lost the match. She remained in the playing surface to content the decision, but eventually was removed by security.

Arming the Rebels in Syria

You can’t look at the unverified and amateur video clips of Syrian rebels and say that they are not being armed and trained by foreign intelligence services such as the CIA. The CIA has a long history of arming, training, and installing puppet governments in the Middle East. The Syrian rebels are being armed, most likely by Saudi Arabia and the United States via Turkey. The Syrian rebels are using tactics of a well trained militia and an arsenal that includes rocket propel rockets.
There are a large number of parties interested in gaining an upper hand in Syria, of course the United States gains another piece to their collection of Middle Eastern countries that they control. Turkey has a few land disputes with Syria and has aspirations of being a regional power. Turkey also benefits by having access and suppressing the Kurds in all sides of the border. Israel is just betting on any change in Syria.
The problem with the Middle East, as proven by the recent victory of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, is that you are always replacing one tyrant dictator with another. In the Middle East, within a lifetime you arm and train those that you are inevitably going to fight.

Samsung Warned It Copied Apple’s Design

There has been some analysis on court documents from the ongoing Apple v. Samsung lawsuit that has been revealing in how Samsung operates. It has been revealed that Google, the maker of the Android Operating System, informed Samsung that the Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 10.1 android tablets looked “too similar” to Apple’s iPad tablet. Court documents reveal that Google demand a “distinguishable design.” A Samsung sponsored study also found that Samsung’s physical design and even software icons where too similar to the iPhone’s and that Samsung required to innovate further.

The Meaning of Olympic Rings

The symbol of the Olympic Games is the Olympic rings. The Olympic rings is composed of five interlocking rings. Each ring is colored a different color and it symbolizes a different part of the world. The rings was originally designed by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the father of the modern Olympic Games. In 1912, de Coubertin described the design of the Olympic rings as such…

The emblem chosen to illustrate and represent the world Congress of 1914…: five intertwined rings in different colours – blue, yellow, black, green, and red – are placed on the white field of the paper. These five rings represent the five parts of the world which now are won over to Olympism and willing to accept healthy competition. Blue stands for Europe, black for Africa, Red for America, Yellow for Asia and, green for Oceania.

Olympic Rings

Olympic Rings

Israel’s Netanyahu Might as Well Claim Colorado Shooting Attack Carried Out by Hezbollah

Even before Israeli security personnel and investigators had landed in Bulgaria after the attack on Israeli tourists in the city of Burgas, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahoo had already claimed the responsibility of the attack to be assigned to Iran, Hezbollah, and Saddam Hussein if he had not been dead already. Even before any evidence had been gathered, sorted, and analyzed he already knew who to blame.

Days after the suicide bomber in Bulgaria, the United States witnessed a Columbine style shooting, this time in a crowded mid-night showing of Dark Knight Rises. Because of the blood colored glasses Netanyahu sees the world, I would not be surprised if he claimed that this attack was also linked to Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood via Huma Abedin, or Saddam Hussein’s Weapons of Mass Destruction.

President Obama Statement on Barbaric Terrorist Attacks

Because any attack against any person can be construed as terrorist, no matter the perceived tactic or motive, Nobel Peace Price recipient and President Barack Obama has come out with a statement condemning the attack in Burgas, Bulgaria. If you read between the lines the President’s statement reads in part…

I strongly condemn today’s barbaric terrorist attack on Israelis in Bulgaria. … These attacks against innocent civilians, including children, are completely outrageous. If the attackers had used a General Atomics MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle fully loaded with Hellfire missiles it would not have been so barbaric. If the innocent civilians, including children, had been in Pakistan or Yemen it wouldn’t have been so outrageous.