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Saturday, September 29, 2007

An Epidemic

As I look around me, I have noticed an epidemic. That is, I have noticed an epidemic of people who seem to have lost the ability to be able to watch where they are going. Maybe they never had that ability in the first place.
This problem seems to manifest itself no matter what a person is doing. Either they are too worried about what is going down the street to pay attention to a stop sign they are about to run or they are too busy with their phone conversation to notice that they are about to walk into someone head on.
I noticed this phenomenon quite a few times over the last summer season. It seems that people can simultaneously be looking at you and, at the same time, not see you until you almost smack into them head on. Then they have the nerve to look surprised when they actually figure out that there is someone there.
Then they show how deaf they are when they cannot hear you screaming at them. I usually shout to them "Heads up!" It is people like that who make our bike paths unsafe for avid bicyclers. WAKE UP, PEOPLE!

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Six year anniversary

Today is the sixth anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the U.S. Since then, are we as a country any safer than we were before the attack? The truth is that we as a whole are not.
The actions that we have taken since September 11, 2001 have cost this country billions of dollars in a war against a country that had nothing to do with the terrorist attacks, not to mention any credibility we might have had with the world at large. For one day, the entire world rallied to our side. And our president sqaundered all that simpathy needlessly starting a war with a country that was perfectly stable before we were there. Thanks to President Bush, we are now stuck in the middle of another country's civil war that by the way we happened to start in the first place. THANK YOU, PRESIDENT BUSH, FOR WASTING BILLIONS OF TAX PAYER MONEY AND THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN LIVES INVADING A COUNTRY THAT WAS PERFECTLY FINE WITHOUT OUR INTERFERENCE!
The invasion of Iraq has served as a recruiting device for those who hate the West in general and the U.S. in particular. Their resolve has been strengthened by our actions in the Middle East. We have lost our focus.
Osama Bin Laden is probably sitting in a cave laughing somewhere laughing his ass off and is definitely planning his next move. For certain, his resolve and focus has not been shaken.

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Friday, September 07, 2007

Bike Messenger Wanabe pt.2

This is the second part in a series about some one trying his hand at being a bike messenger in San Francisco. For him, this is the make or break day in his career as a bike messenger. This is the day thst he finally decides that being a bike messenger is not in the cards for him.

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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Bike messenger wannabe

This is the first in a series of YouTube videos that I found on, of course, YouTube. The guy in these clips tries his hand for a couple of days at attempting to be a San Francisco bike messenger and finds out that it is much harder that he thought it was.

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Saturday, September 01, 2007

One fine day

One fine day, I was searching the World Wide Web for ways I could find to be able to make money while writing posts to my blog. It was during this search that I came across this rather interesting site called Pay Per Post. In checking out this website, I came to think about how this site showed how bloggers could be paid for doing something that they love and would be doing anyway. This is a good place for blog advertising.

Pay Per Post seems to have a great concept to make money. While checking out their website, I got an idea. What if I could use this as a way that I could finally be able to live on my own? I mean anything super fancy, maybe a McMansion or fifteen? Would a megayacht be too far out of the question? Or how about my own private cruise residence? With a private jet and helicopter to boot?

Of course, that would be way too fancy for me. A little more downscale would be something along the lines of having my own penthouse. Preferably, it would be in a neighborhood without those pesky neighbors around to bother me all the time.

Seriously, Pay Per Post provides a great way for people to make moneywhile indulging in their hobby, writing about what is going on in the world around them. There is a saying that I heard once that goes something like this: Find something that you love and you will never work a day in your life!

A job I would be quite happy to do

I saw this video on YouTube and thought this could be my dream job. With the rise of digital piracy and the ability of hackers to break into computer systems, there is still a great need for the services of a bike messenger. Fedex and UPS cannot get through busy city centers as fast as a bike messenger can. Sure, there is danger involved, and the pay is not the greatest. But what the people that do this thing for a living have done is find somewhting that they love to do. And it just happens that some one is willing to pay them to do it.