June 26th, 2002

NewYorkNewYork

(no subject)

I'm reading about Worldcom and their bankruptcy, bullshit, lies, and the way they're about to fire 17,000 people to stave off a few of the problems branching from them uverreporting their cashflow by $80billion.

The CEO was loaned $366 MILLION DOLLARS and hasn't paid the company back any of it.

I'm trying to wrap my brain around the concept of $366 million dollars.
And then around the concept of being given that money .. by the company you are the CEO of ... and not paying it back.

How do you ask for that?
"Yes, I'd like to ask if I might recieve another 30 million from you guys this week?"
"hmm... well... what do you need it for?"
"I'm going to install all platinum toilets in my 20 bathroom mansion.. including the hardware inside! It's gonna be great!"
"wow! That sounds cool! Sure... stop by accounting on your way home tonight..."

guh.
fucking capitalists.
::smirk::
NewYorkNewYork

Things that Make me rather Angry

Again with the "abuse survivor" communities.

Again with the "they're on the sex offender registry... they're going to attack me in my sleep! I just know it! They're going to bust down my door and do unspeakable things to me becaue they'll be able to SMELL ON ME that I was once abused/raped/assaulted/looked at funny by a man!"
And the idiotic replies.
"Just cut his nutz off..."
Sure... just maim a stranger. Go for it. They are on the sex offender registry, so I'm SURE they deserve it. And you deserve to be applauded for your inane, twitching fears. Why? Because you're a SURVIVOR!

I talked about this before and I was a lot calmer about it.
Today I'm a little crankier... so ... well ... this is just crankier.

Women who do this are USING the events in their life for pity.
And there is nothing more worthy of disdain than someone who would trvialize something like that for their own emotional manipulations. It makes me angry.
NewYorkNewYork

no sympathy

Rhett just sent me this link about the Pledge of Allegience being deemed unconstitutional because of the words "under God".

This should make a whole gaggle of athiests happy.
I refused to say the pledge when I was supposed to say it everyday. That was for personal, politically oriented, emotionally charged reasons having to do with America and my country and so forth. It never even occured to me , an athiest at that point in my life, to be pissed off because of the phrase "under God"

I see their point, sure.
"I'm an American citizen. I don't like my rights infringed upon by my government," he said in an interview. Newdow called the pledge a "religious idea that certain people don't agree with."

The government had argued that the religious content of "one nation under God" is minimal.

But the appeals court said that an atheist or a holder of certain non-Judeo-Christian beliefs could see it as an attempt to "enforce a `religious orthodoxy' of monotheism."


But I also think it makes this man a whiner.
NewYorkNewYork

(no subject)

Sooooo I haven't been sleeping.
I've been going to sleep, I've been enjoying it a LOT (I adore sleeping), I want to sleep all the time, but I've been having lots of weird interesting dreams that keep my brain too awake.
Not really nightmares, in that they don't really ... give me that hardcore fear thing.
But not really just normal dreams in that the things in them are plenty disturbing enough to make me have to get up, walk around the house, make sure everything is locked and where it's supposed to me. This morning about 8 in the morning (I fell asleep around 5) I stood in the garage in the dark, just SURE that something had been moved.

I don't usually have anxiety dreams. And these last two weeks have been nothing but. And lots of Tom. And lots of violence.
heh.. This is what I get for loving B horror, isn't it?
hmmm?

So I'm tired all the time. I'm starting to really *feel* the sleep dep. And it's making me pretty damned loopy. hehe.. I'm not cranky or in a bad mood at all. That's the thing. I'm really doing alright. The things that have been on my mind are still on my mind... but they aren't as pushed to the front as they were. Does that make sense? Heh... things don't feel so *dire*.. nothing is an emergency. Because, that's how it's felt lately. So I'm really doing better, in a way.
And I just generally *feel* better for the most part.
I just can't sleep.
:::smirk:::
NewYorkNewYork

(no subject)

I was looking through the official Miffy site because couldn't figure out if the creator was Dutch or German.
Turns out he's Dutch.
Anyway .. the whole site is nothing but flash and the entire time you're going through the site it plays the miffy theme song. "Miffy miffy we love you, you always know just what to do. With two long ear and button eyes, and you are just my size."
OVER AND OVER AND OVER in these adorably GRATING CHILDREN'S VOICES.

I closed the window on that site like I'd stumpled into a site with fast loading full frontal racoon scat porn or something...

::twitch::
NewYorkNewYork

Blame akadashi

I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off. So I ran over and said "Stop! don't do it!"
"Why shouldn't I?" he said.
I said, "Well, there's so much to live for!"
He said, "Like what?"
I said, "Well...are you religious or atheist?"
He said, "Religious."
I said, "Me too! Are you christian or buddhist?"
He said, "Christian."
I said, "Me too! Are you catholic or protestant?"
He said, "Protestant."
I said, "Me too! Are you episcopalian or baptist?"
He said, "Baptist!"
I said,"Wow! Me too! Are you baptist church of god or baptist church of the lord?"
He said, "Baptist church of god!"
I said, "Me too! Are you original baptist church of god, or are you reformed baptist church of god?"
He said,"Reformed Baptist church of god!"
I said, "Me too! Are you reformed baptist church of god, reformation of 1879, or reformed baptist church of god, reformation of 1915?"
He said, "Reformed baptist church of god, reformation of 1915!"
I said, "Die, heretic scum", and pushed him off. -- Emo Phillips