Male Pattern Stress

According to Wikipedia, the average life expectancy for American men is 75 compared to 80 for women. On average, men die up to five years earlier than women and I would say that the reason for that difference is women. It’s very stressful to be a man in our society, to be the bread winner, the head of household, the provider and decider. In addition to providing financially for the family, men have to provide security, and moral support which includes going shopping with the wife and answering dangerous and difficult questions like “does this make me look fat?” What is often missed as the cause of the early demise of men is that women do put a lot of extra pressure on men.

Men are constantly juggling between pressure and stress at work and at home. If the family car develops an issues, the men have to take care of it. If the house springs a leak, the men have to address it. If the neighbor is too loud, the men have to resolve it with the neighbor. If the kids are having problems at school, the men have to handle it. If there are problems at work, the men have to deal with it.

If your partner is stress, she will let you know about it. If she is concerned, you are the first to hear about. If she doesn’t like something, you better not like it either. If she she reads all of TMZ to you, you better pay attention because there will be a quiz later. If she wants something done to the house, you better go to Home Depot. If she wants to keep up with the Joneses, you better refinance it.

All of this stress, burden, pressure, tension builds up in a man and it eventually crushes him physically. When I see a large or fat man out with his beautiful wife and family at a chain restaurant ordering a large medium rare piece of stake, I feel sorry for the guy and think to myself, “that guy is trying to kill himself… slowly, one meal at a time.”

The Happiness Paradox

As the human species, we have it the best than we ever had it. No matter where you are in the world, compare your self now to your ancestors just 100 years back. Most people today enjoy a fair amount of leisure time, we can travel quickly and easily, we have plenty of food, we have better shelter, we can rely on decent health care and modern medicine, and yet I would say that we are, collectively, less happy than our great-great-grandparents 100 years ago. You would think that we, as a people, should be happier than ever, but we aren’t. More than ever, people today are either subscribed or self-medicated with anti-depressants, uppers or downers, sleeping pills, pain medication, psychoactive and recreational drugs just to deal with everyday life. Why are we so unhappy and will our collective depression get worse?

The American Working Stiff

The new American dream is to get by. Americans work to have a job to be able to afford having a job. Keeping a job costs money. Just to hold on to a job you need a car, gas, clothes, food, and other essentials. People can’t afford getting sick, a visit to the emergency for something as simple as a sprain ankle will cost over 2 thousand dollars. At the end of the day, at the end of the shift, and at the end of the pay check very little is left over after living expenses, credit cards, student loans, taxes, fees, surcharges, and everything else is paid off. The American dream has been deferred, the new American dream is to survive and get by.

Retweet June 2012

In this post I’ll be reblogging some retweets from the past month broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events such as the upcoming general election, the Supreme Court’s decision on ObamaCare, and the ongoing investigation into the fiasco that is known as Operation Fast and Furious. Follow the conversation at xwoop and lolprez.

Obamanation

  • Barack Obama doesn’t care about white people, but he doesn’t much care for black either. The only people he cares about is George Clooney.
  • Romney admitted of putting a dog in it’s crate on top of a the family wagon, Obama admitted of eating dog. #DogsAgainstObama
  • Just like pork is the other white meat, Obama is the just another white president.
  • Obama Rule 33: If we can leak who leaked that leak we’ll leak the consequences.
  • The Obama Decree: If you are killed by the US military, by definition you must have been a military combatant even if you are a 15 y/o kid.
  • Obama’s Campaign Promise: We will tax you, drone you, or plant spyware virus in your network.

Obamacare

  • ObamaCare is one big penalty.
  • Show me the penalties.
  • … but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and penalties. – Benjamin Franklin
  • What’s in a name? that which we call a penalty by any other name would smell as sweet.
  • If it quacks like a duck, and looks like a duck, it must be a penalty.
  • A tax is a tax is a penalty.
  • All taxes are penalties.

Got Gov?

  • If the federal agencies are sending guns to Mexico in an operation like Fast and Furious, what are they sending to Iraq, Syria, Libya, etc?
  • Fast and Furious = Drugs and Death
  • The cooperation from the Obama administration into Fast and Furious investigation has been anything but fast fast or furious.
  • Fast and Furious or Dumb and Dumber?
  • In America, guns walk more than people. #FastAndFurious
  • The Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United really means Money United.
  • In this case, we said we would look into it, we did look into, but we can’t look into it further here. – State Department Spokesperson
  • In capitalist america, bunker busting bombs discover oil.
  • The USA might as well change its name to NSA.
  • National security is not above liberty, freedom, privacy, and the rule and due process of law.
  • The US reserves the right to use military force in response to cyber attacks and yet it finds itself cyber attacking other nations.

Propagandon’t

  • No one does propaganda better than the American press.
  • The land of opportunity is based on inequality.
  • The Today show is losing ratings faster than Matt Lauer is losing his hair.
  • When the only objective of news networks is the bottom line, then there is no free press.

War Racket

  • In drones we trust.
  • The best chance to win a fight, is to change the rules of the fight…
  • If an opponent is preparing for a boxing fight, he will be surprised when you kick him in the face.
  • The United States is almost in a many war theaters as it was in the World War II. #WWIII
  • The United States is involved in more covert wars than it was in the Cold War.
  • Afghanistan is a mess, as is Libya, as is Iraq, as is Egypt, and Obama/CIA keeps droning Pakistan, and interfering in Syria. #WWIII

Question

  • What if Russia puts a radar missile defense in Iran?
  • Will President Obama be the first US president to be charged as a war criminal?
  • How large are your dreams? Do you measure them in feet or in miles?
  • What happens when you disrupt those disrupting? #meta #disrupt
  • What is the sound of one hand web surfing?
  • Can a can cancan?
  • If birds evolved from dinosaurs does that mean that birds can devolve back to dinosaurs?
  • Is there a vaccine for idiocy?

Randumb

  • The largest threat to mankind is mankind itself.
  • I can’t wait for the day when there will be an Autonomous Algorithm Automobile Association of American membership…
  • Trees are your friends.
  • The future has been sold to a time traveling mining corporations.
  • Nature is the world’s greatest mathematician, inventor, engineer, and biz dev guy ever.

Retweet March 2012

In this post I’ll be reblogging some retweets from the past month broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events such as the Fluke contraception controversy as well as the continuing military droning in the Middle East. Follow the conversation at xwoop and lolprez.

Obamanation

  • ObamaCare proves that Obama don’t care.
  • The Hunger Games? Sounds like a new Obama economic policy.
  • OH: I can’t believe there is a whole wikipedia page on Bo Obama… And there is a lot written on him.
  • One thing I learned about President Obama, he doesn’t like to pull out if he doesn’t have to. #afghanistan

Got Gov?

  • The US is not a police state, it’s a prison state.
  • (DUE PROCESS != JUDICIAL PROCESS) = DRONE STRIKE DEATH SQUAD USA
  • By status quo, for the status quo.

Politricks

  • The United States does not have true allies, it only has puppets and muppets.
  • Don’t trust the man, or the woman behind the man, of the corporation behind the man, of the money behind the man…
  • Bill Clinton, apparently went from being president of the US to a registered lobbyist for an oil company. #shill #lobbyist
  • Doing business in China is doing business with the devil.
  • You can’t spell Romney without MONEY.

Econemy

  • When it comes to R&D and IP, China is the Borg. China want to assimilate and integrate western IP into their state run corporations.
  • Capitalism does not mean fleecing.
  • With modern construction methods, there is no reason why people are still homeless.

Randumb

  • I wonder if the people behind Kony 2012 would make a documentary about King Leopold II of Belgium 2012. #historical #warcriminal
  • War is business as usual.
  • History is bound to repeat itself because people have such bad memory!
  • Unless you encrypt your data assume someone can and will access it, read it, monitor it, use it…
  • Open Secret, No Surprise: All large scale communication services, such as Skype and GMail, have backdoors.
  • If some one else loses it, it’s not your job to find it for them.
  • 2012 is the new 1984.

In Da Future

  • In the future, it will be illegal to feed the hungry.
  • In the future, TomTom will be an insurance company.
  • In the future, presidents will receive the medal of peace their first year of presidency and trial for war criminal trial their last.
  • In the future, Facebook Credits will be legal tender.
  • In the future, everyone wi have 15 minutes of fame and a New York Times best selling book.
  • In the future, every human experience will be shared in a social network.

Fluke Contraception

  • The argument whether Sandra Fluke is a slut or that religious institutions should pay for your life of sin is all wrong.
  • President Obama called Sandra Fluke to console her for being a slut, and see what she is doing Saturday night.
  • Q: Will Sandra Fluke wear white at her wedding? A: Only if the government forces the church she is getting married to pay for it.
  • As the right argues with the left about who should pay for the dinner/sex/contraception on a date, big pharma is cashing in record sales.
  • There is no reason why contraception should be expensive, no reason why you should need insurance for it, it should be free with every drink.
  • Contraceptions have been used for over 4 thousand years, are well understood, and cheap to make that we should not be having this debate.
  • Being a slut is no fluke.

Retweet April 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 April 2010. If you like to follow along, befriend xwoop and lolprez and I’ll be sure to follow back.

Got Gov?

  • The business of democracy is big business.
  • Stupidity likes to repeat and reproduce and reelect itself.
  • The government is developing vaccines to viral ideas.
  • Civilians make for good target practice.
  • The real April Fool’s Day is April 15.
  • If they put fluoride in water, nuclear waste under mountains, and pollutants in the air what would they not put in flu vaccines?
  • Uncle Sam doesn’t know how to use the Internet.
  • Unle Sam shoots up.
  • Uncle Sam works for the CIA.
  • Uncle Sam is a pimp.
  • If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. If all yo have is an attack Apache helicopter, everyone looks like an insurgent.
  • When the pen is mightier than the sword, then the camera with a large telephoto lens will be considered as a weapon.
  • The Indian Penal Code, Section 508, makes it illegal to pretend to be a god. Let there be, lawyers!
  • Your tweets will be held against you in a court of law.
  • Not all laws are created equal.
  • The revolution will not be televised, it will be streamed, tweeted, and liked.

Politricks

  • Stupidity does not term limits.
  • In Russia, they have Russian dolls, a doll that fits in a larger on that fits in a larger on.
  • In Washington, they have Washington Puppets, where one puppet is in the pocket of a larger political puppet that is in the pocket of a larger political puppet.
  • In Washington, politicians have puppets in their closets and special interest in the pocket.
  • President Bush to release a children’s book, Decision Points and Dinosaur Grrrs.
  • Politicians count on your apathy more than your vote.
  • Icelandic karma is a bitch, Eyjafjallajokull fuck yeah!
  • I wouldn’t put it past Iceland to cause the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption and disrupting Northern Europe for messing with the Krona.
  • There was a second shooter involved in the death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski.

Econemy

  • It may be true that white men can not jump, but they can sure create toxic investment vehicles like nobodies
    biznatch.
  • You can’t regulate greed.
  • If time flies, then money teleports.
  • Goldman Sucks is the house, on Wall street, never bet against the house, especially when using your own house!
  • Goldman Sucks makes money when the market is up, and it can make even more money when the market is down and out.

Propagandon’t

  • Jon Stewart is a clown with a news desk and teleprompter, and for that matter so is Katie Curic, Brian Williams,
    etc..
  • Is Joy Behar new Larry King, their shows seem the same and they look alike.
  • If as soon as you are born you are slapped in the butt and slapped with a barcode and serial number you are not born free.
  • What really worries me is that the sun is going through climate change!
  • The planet doesn’t need to be save, what needs to be save is our lifestyle.
  • Climate change is the only constant.
  • Next thing you know some greenie will link the recent spike in earthquake activity to climate change.
  • If you think about it, all water is recycled water.
  • Illegal Aliens are the new Pilgrims.
  • American’s have a way of sugar coating history, like calling how American’s describes the Mayflower passengers as pilgrims.

Question

  • If time is money, then what is crack…?
  • Two unanswered questions: Where is Osama and who is Banksy?
  • Can law be criminal?
  • Is Burma the new Tibet?
  • What is the cost of easy money?
  • Is money invaluable? What is the cost of money?
  • If you have multiple personalities, can your personalities conspire against you?
  • Do the walking dead like to eat the brains of the brain dead or is that not zombie kosher?
  • Where do employees at Budweiser go for Happy Hour?
  • iPad or iFad?

Randumb

  • Car companies have replaced the dip stick with the driver.
  • Hip Hop sold out to Hollywood.
  • I’m dyslexic, I can’t tell the diff between WTF and FTW.
  • And then God said, “Let there be gravity, bitches!!!.”
  • I had a dream that I lacked sleep, so even in my dreams I am sleep deprived.
  • My heart rate is sync’d to the BPM of this song.
  • Blame it on the chocolate rain.
  • No secret, not forgotten, is ever safe.
  • 99.1% of the analysis based on flawed or misunderstood statistics are wrong, that means that those that deny said analysis are baby killers.
  • Not all statistics are interpreted equally.
  • Thoughts are transforming.
  • It’s nearly 6AM, birds ate tweeting, time to go to sleep.
  • Content is not content.
  • Consuming media through every sense, including the sixth sense.
  • You can bump into an ex, you can bump into a mean middle school teacher, or even former parole officer but worse is former hair stylist.
  • The future is near.
  • Twitter Tourette: Shyt GODAMMIT Fudge Saget!!!1!
  • If life is like a box of chocolates, then love is like a box of condoms.

Overheard

  • OH: Is that a threat or a promise? Either way stick to it.
  • OH: What is the use of User Generated Content when the majority of users are idiots.
  • OH: You are a smart cookie, just don’t crumble.
  • OH: You are like an emotional turtle, you hide in your shell when someone says something you don’t like.
  • OH: Is that Zuckerborg on the cover of Fast Company? They totally airbrushed that guy.
  • OH: You only move your arse when you fart.

Obamanation

  • Is Obama working for the CIA or the CIA working for Obama? Either case who is working for you?
  • Where is my free Obamacare? It must have been lost with the promises of change and hope.