Gasp, Gays Go Gone Golly Again in the BSA

"If Clouds move against the Wind,

Rain will follow." - From the NOVA/BSA weather training certification course.

What the Hell Is A First World Problem?

I was recently involved in a conversation that revolved around my overall rhetorical question "what the hell is a first world problem?" Expecting a more intellectual response, I was not delighted to hear that one of my friends interpreted it literally. I was minorly annoyed by their demotion of my intelligence and said so in a manner of whit. Hopefully it didn't blow over their head.

Because Puddles

What do you like to do in puddles?

Do you like to jump in them?

Watching the way the waves splash out and break apart upon impact with the leafiness of a giant canister of CS gas on a riot usually makes my day, especially when I'm wearing purple polka-dotted rain boots.

When Theory Becomes Approach

We all remember the time when we were in primary education, and the teacher told us about the "scientific method." Most Americans have become automatically predisposed to approaching the world in this way. In this method, we are taught to differentiate between fact, theory, and observation. These are strikingly different concepts and we are all aware of the dissimilarities existent. There is something that many people forgo, however, over time and through complacency. That is the difference between using a theory as simply a theory, and using it as an approach to all else. Therin lies our ever-most complexity.

The Name Of My Clan

I was asked by the Clans of Ireland registry to start an online representation for the members of my clan. This is an interesting thought, considering that there are five individual septs of the clan that carried my name in Ireland alone. Around the world, the descendants of the hound are everywhere. In this I am reaching out to YOU. If you have ever carried the name of my clan, please do not hesitate to leave a comment and I will include you in the effort. This project may seem at this point insurmountable, but with enough oomph, I think we can get this done. You are not alone.

Colonization, Imperialism, and the Subjugation of New Peoples

If there were two types of people in the world, they could be taxonomically classified into a few separate individual categories.

On Referendum 74

"AN ACT Relating to providing equal protection for all families in Washington by creating equality in civil marriage and changing domestic partnership laws, while protecting religious freedom... BE IT ENACTED BY THE STATE OF WASHINGTON..." - Referendum 74

Exit Through A Clock On The Wall

There is a blistering cold approaching. People have always said that winter is the season of death. The illustrious bear goes into hibernation. The leaves have long since fallen off of the maple tree, and snow begins to fall on the western red cedar. It is not a season of actual death, people die every day. It is a season of death in nature.

What Is It Good For?

The way street light plays off shadow in the dark is like any army fighting in a land unknown. Does a street lamp cast a gaze that can see into the soul of an individual? Or does it simply gaze upon its surface, illuminating its physical fallacies?

Esprit de Corps

Opposing orders. First Sergeant, in the spirit of hating Christmas, wants his privates to take the star off of the top of the Christmas tree and to deliver it to his office. Sergeant First Class stands in front of the tree, in the love of Christmas, turning back the soldiers as they go for the star. This situation may seem simple, and yet it represents something far more complicated than is imaginable.

Erin Gobragh

Someone recently asked me, dude if you are so friggin Irish, why don't I see anything about Ireland on your friggin blog?

More Bloody Days To Come

Rising from the proverbial ashes of war and conflict a new Phoenix that is Arabia learns how to breathe. So many days of violence. So many bodies litter the streets. So much blood.

Nay, it may never stop. Man is inherently evil. Man might truly be the only creature on Earth that kills for fun.

The Blow

The BLOW! What is the blow?

Who shall teach thee what the Blow is?

The Justice and Prosperity of Islam's Golden Age

Pick up a pencil. Go ahead, sharpen it a little. I mean real sharp. Now take it and hold it it your non-good hand. Look at it real good for a few minutes and contemplate... long and hard.

I Am A Human Being

What is humanity? It has been defined as the able to differentiate between what you perceive and perception itself. The most common example is that a human being can perceive a unicorn in its mind, but we know that we have never seen a unicorn before. But the very definition of humanity is coming dangerously close to changing, due to the previously unknown abilities of great apes.

The Walmart Protests: I Am Walmart

In the Political Science discipline, we like to call Walmart a "multinational corporation." These entities, not unlike Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs) such as the UN, have a direct impact on the affairs of individuals and governments throughout the world.

The Wise and The Mature

Beyond the subjective or objective points of view, there is something called the "third-party" perspective. As goes Rome, so they say, so goes the rest of the world.

The Dogs Who Defend Us

There are 13 qualities that the United States of America seeks in each of its candidates for the Foreign Service Officership. Those 13 qualities, known as the "13 Dimensions" are the guiding light of every US Ambassador. They have to deal with the individual's awareness of the changing world, and their ability to think quickly in an environment that might not be all that "friendly."

The Secular Faith

I was having a challenging debate with one of my peers the other day over a cup of hot tea as to the concept of faith, and what it truly means to have faith in anything.

Get A New Job

I've just been thinking about how the majority of workers in this union are dissatisfied with their current employment situations. People are so infatuated with the mediocre idea that if they quit a job that they already have tied down, that they will never again be able to find another one. It is a sort of slavery, a slavery of the mind of the majority of our Capitalist Union.

Zoon Politikon

Man is a political animal. The saying has been around for centuries ever since Socrates said that about mankind. Except, what most historians have urged the public masses to realize is that Socrates lived a long time ago.

My Public Private Battle With The Mysterious League Of Anons

I don't like hackers very much. They make me feel extremely self-conscious and insecure. I usually do not display to many traits of extreme introversion, but the mysterious league of Anons that has been plaguing my favorite organizations has my mind oft in the gutters of daily human activity.

The Horse's Ass

It has been observed by the writers of the popular HBO news drama, THE NEWSROOM, that the common political movement known as the Republican "Tea Party" is closely aligned with the ideas and concepts of an "American Taliban." I believe, as well as many of my fellow journalists, that the show greatly misappropriated the Taliban.

Reflections of the past few weeks

I shot a raccoon the other day. It was a big motherfucker.

Open For Trading

I guess i'm in the stock market now.