Archive for the Current Events Category

Eating Pork.

Posted in Current Events, Food and Drink, Science with tags , , , on May 1, 2009 by tikimexican

I normally don’t eat pork. I tend to really only eat chicken, but enjoy the occasional burger. I’m from a long line of men who have suffered from high blood pressure and heart conditions. I try to limit the amount of salicylic acids that I ingest so they won’t bind to parts of my vascular system and promote inflammation sites. That and I have a really great metabolism that can bust protein into glucose faster than most people. This sucks because I can’t really bank on eating lean protein without thinking much about it but I digress. Continue reading

Vatican Defends Pope’s Idiocy.

Posted in Atheism, Current Events with tags , , , on April 17, 2009 by tikimexican

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Perusing the net for odd news I found an article miscategorized. Vatican tries to play the victim even though they’re incredibly rich and powerful by defending the Pope’s irresponsible, judgemental, and stupid remarks about AIDS and condom use. It was under World news instead of Odd news. granted it’d be better under Moronic Archaic Statements category, but surprisingly they don’t have that.

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Fuck Sweden.

Posted in Computers!, Current Events with tags , , , on April 17, 2009 by tikimexican

I never thought I would have any beef with Sweden. In the face of pressure though, it looks like they’re just cocksuckers like all the other countries. Stockholm fucking asshole judges hand out guilty verdicts and one-year prison sentences to four men accused of running and financing the popular site The Pirate Bay. Motherfuckers. I followed this trial the entire time. Reading the twitter updates of bumbling persecutors (don’t deserve to be called prosecuters), the reduction of charges to half of what they were originally, the prosecution themselves having trouble explaining why a torrent is as bad as a file hosting site. Continue reading

Boom Headshot!

Posted in Current Events with tags , , , on April 12, 2009 by tikimexican

 

US ship captain is freed when snipers kill pirates. I’ve been following the Somali pirate hostage situation. From the beginning it was just another powerboat grappling up to a ship and pirates coming onboard. Then a pirate got his hand ice-picked and the ships captain gives himself up as the only hostage to get the pirates off the boat. Around the same time U.S. warships started trailing the pirates, and this culminated in three pirates being sniped off and a fourth giving himself up. Of course the Somali representative pirates (I don’t know what else to call them) are saying the same thing they did when French and Indian forces used deadly force on pirates. “Oh man now when you guys come after us we’re just killing hostages.”

Seriously? QQ more pirates. At the rate you’re going either blockades are going up or someone’s orchestrating a coup to get some government up in Somalia.

Prayer Jailed.

Posted in Atheism, Current Events with tags , , on March 26, 2009 by tikimexican

I’ve often said god won’t help you. If you believe in him, he won’t help you because your problems are petty and he allows suffering. If you don’t believe in him, well how can something that doesn’t exist help you? In either case, hopefully you’ve come to terms with that and understand that changes in your world are brought about my understandable forces or other people. If you haven’t though, when a situation comes up and you panic you most likely will turn to god. This will only lead to failure. Continue reading

Life imitating art imitating life.

Posted in Current Events, TimeSink with tags , , on March 19, 2009 by tikimexican

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Just read this

Prison Violence.

Posted in Current Events with tags , , , on March 12, 2009 by tikimexican

Whenever I think of prison I immediately think of prison violence. There’s gangs and enough animosity between inmates that violence would be impossible to stop, but correctional officers struggle to contain it. Some of the worst acts are against nonces. It’s understandable, think of how much anger any inmate with children would have towards someone who would harm a child. Not to mention the inmates who could possibly have been molested themselves. You have to take at least some pity on the lowly nonce though, he was cursed to have a mental deficiency and if he doesn’t have the power to will himself against hurting someone else there’s not much that can be done to rehabilitate him.

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Legalize it?

Posted in Current Events with tags , , , , , on February 26, 2009 by tikimexican

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There’s always the argument that legalizing and taxing marijuana sales could create a stream of revenue that could supplant the current loss of revenue of charging and jailing people who have been caught using marijuana. This argument is great and all but it’s usually just thrown around as a thought experiment, or espoused by fat hippies who it’s just hard to take seriously.

However, imagine if someone made the argument when we were staring at enormous budget deficits and everywhere we look we see purse strings being cinched up and people scrambling for cash. Tom Ammiano, a San Francisco Democrat recently elected to the state legislature, announced that he was introducing a bill that would “tax and regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol” in the state of California.

The important thing to remember is that federal law would still trump this bill. Even with current medical marijuana legislature the feds could still tear you a new asshole with a criminal charge. Still, it’s nice to see the legalization argument come up again from a more legitimate source.

Children’s Pool.

Posted in Current Events with tags , , on February 14, 2009 by tikimexican

There is a place in La Jolla, CA known as the Children’s Pool Beach. It was originally a sea wall built by local benefactress Ellen Browning Scripps that formed a shallow area of beach that was to be a bathing pool for children, hence it’s name. Although since then it has been set as a natural harbor seal haulout and rookery site. If you’ve ever been near a place where harbor seals hang out, or have been near a harbor seal you could appreciate the stark contrast. Pristine beach in beautiful coastal waters to a place overrun by seals that has turned the waters into an unswimmable petri dish. I’m all for scaring away the seals or relocating them, they attract all the wrong people. Specifically hippies and rotting whale carcasses. In actuality the seals have nothing to do with the drifting body of a dead whale but it is headed for the Children’s Pool. San Diego rescue vessels are on the scene attempting to corral it towards Fiesta Island but still, great time to get out and gawk at some going ons in beautiful scenery.

Valentine’s Day.

Posted in Current Events with tags , on February 14, 2009 by tikimexican

The time difference has made it so I didn’t wake up in TikiMexico until noon after my return from the US. That still leaves plenty of Valentine’s Day. It’s customary to spend the day with your loved one at home watching TV and soaking your feet in the hot tub. It’s romantic in an off beat way and breeds more familarity. Although I am jealous when I see other places with even more romantic tradition. For example in Columbus, SC you can trade in a gun for roses. This sends a strong message, “This valentine’s day before you point your gun at your loved one, think, and exchange it for roses.”