To (All) the Colleges That Rejected Me

Via: The Wall Street Journal

If only I had a tiger mom or started a fake charity.

 March 29, 2013,
By SUZY LEE WEISS

Like me, millions of high-school seniors with sour grapes are asking themselves this week how they failed to get into the colleges of their dreams. It’s simple: For years, they—we—were lied to.

Colleges tell you, “Just be yourself.” That is great advice, as long as yourself has nine extracurriculars, six leadership positions, three varsity sports, killer SAT scores and two moms. Then by all means, be yourself! If you work at a local pizza shop and are the slowest person on the cross-country team, consider taking your business elsewhere.

What could I have done differently over the past years?

For starters, had I known two years ago what I know now, I would have gladly worn a headdress to school. Show me to any closet, and I would’ve happily come out of it. “Diversity!” I offer about as much diversity as a saltine cracker. If it were up to me, I would’ve been any of the diversities: Navajo, Pacific Islander, anything. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, I salute you and your 1/32 Cherokee heritage.

I also probably should have started a fake charity. Providing veterinary services for homeless people’s pets. Collecting donations for the underprivileged chimpanzees of the Congo. Raising awareness for Chapped-Lips-in-the-Winter Syndrome. Fun-runs, dance-a-thons, bake sales—as long as you’re using someone else’s misfortunes to try to propel yourself into the Ivy League, you’re golden.

Read more: here

Funny letter…
-Moose

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Living in a Country Founded by Geniuses But Run by Idiots.

Got this in an email and had to share. It is so true…

 If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If the only school curriculum allowed to explain how we got here is evolution, but the government stops a $15 million construction project to keep a rare spider from evolving to extinction… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor or check out a library book, but not to vote who runs the government… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If, in the largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a woman in a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If a seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If children are forcibly removed from parents who discipline them with spankings while children of addicts are left in filth and drug infested “homes”… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government intrusion, while not working is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing and free cell phones… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to incentivize NOT working with 99 weeks of unemployment checks and no requirement to prove they applied but can’t find work… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

It’s not funny really..
-Moose

I Spot The Sheriff 1.0

Via: Moose

I want to let my readers know about my latest software project.

It is called I Spot The Sheriff TM.

It is an app for your smartphone , (iPhone TM and Android TM only), that lets you see the location of Law Enforcement Personnel. This comes in handy cause you never can find a cop when you need one. And since they have tools that track and identify us, this allows us the citizens, to keep track of them as well. It was a relatively easy task to amass a database of names, addresses, and phone numbers of nearly 1.2 million law enforcement personnel currently employed in the US.. Then, utilizing some phone company services and our database, it allows associating the respective data to the current location of the LEO. Floating the cursor over the star symbol on the map displays the information associated…Photo…Phone number…home address, work history, what kind of donuts they prefer, etc.

Using our own network of drones, we capture, unobtrusively of course, the MAC address of all cell phones within range. Then, we analyze the data, and associate known numbers with their respective information. This is then presented over Google maps to provide real time location display of all Law Enforcement Personnel within the surveyed area.

Cool ..Now if that parking structure seems a little scary, you can see where the nearest cop is…Those black youths look a little suspicious?…I Spot The Sheriff TM. Those white kids are frightening you?…
I Spot The Sheriff TM

Crooked Bankster or Politicians..Never mind….Law Enforcement won’t do anything to them…..

I know…some of you out there,(Law Enforcement Personnel in particular), may feel that criminals might use this software to commit crime in Law Enforcement free zones…..Can’t happen…A Czar will be appointed to select only honest people to use the software…Using the same tools and procedures that guarantee honesty and integrity in law enforcement personnel and politicians and or Goldman Sachs’s employees will ensure no criminals will use I Spot The Sheriff TM nefariously…

Some might say that civilians should not have a tool like this…

Sorry, turnabout is fair play..

It allows us, the citizens, to ensure the same level of attendance, performance, and compliance that any modern large organization currently embraces observing their employees…And since that is what these government officials are…our employees, it is our right to observe their actions.

Features are already being added such as real time video of the “Selected Officer” streamed to the You Tube account of your choice.

Krispy Kreme TM and Dunkin Donuts TM locations will also be shown in real time to allow rapid locating of groups of law enforcement personnel. you know, just in case…

Screen shot of app. All Rights Reserved I Spot The Sheriff TM 2013

This sounds like it is gonna be a winner…Better than AAA if you have a dead battery too…
Plus, if you’re looking for donuts…
-Moose

Barack, A Few Travel Tips

Via: ICH

By Amer Zahr

March 15, 2013 “Information Clearing House” – Mr. President, I hear you are traveling to Israel. As a concerned patriotic American citizen of Palestinian descent, I have some pointers for you.

Now, I assume you’ll be flying into Tel Aviv. Usually, when non-Jews arrive there, especially if they are a little darker-skinned, they are asked to wait in a… let’s call it a “VIP Room.” Incidentally, the room is quite nice. There’s a water cooler, comfortable chairs, and a soda machine. It’s probably the only place in the world where you can be racially profiled and get an ice-cold Coca-Cola all at once.

To avoid the room, I would mention that you are the President of the United States. It might help.

You may get strip-searched. Saying you are an American doesn’t help much here. I’ve tried. I even sang the national anthem last time an Israeli soldier was looking down my pants. Right after I said, “Oh say can you see,” he said, “Not much.”

To escape this embarrassment, I would mention that you are the President of the United States. It might help.

In case they don’t already know, you might not want to tell Israeli security you are half-Muslim. As a fellow half-Muslim, I can tell you they don’t really care about the percentage. Any bit of Muslim freaks them out. And I’m not sure if you heard, but the fans of one of Israel’s soccer teams, Beitar Jerusalem, actually protested when the club signed two Muslim players. When one of them scored in a game last week, hundreds of fans actually walked out of the stadium. One of the fans later stated about the Muslim players, “It’s not racism. They just shouldn’t be here.” Hopefully, they don’t know your middle name is “Hussein.” Maybe they didn’t watch the inauguration.

In any case, I would mention that you are the President of the United States. It might help.

Read more: here

Top 10 Things to Say to an Obama Voter Who Just Got Laid-Off…

Via: The Reaganite Republican

16 March 2013

1. “Hey, at least that successful Mormon businessman didn’t win.”

2. “Didn’t your lady parts warn you this would happen?”

3. “Look at the bright side- gay marriage passed in four states.”

4. “Hey, Big Bird still has a job. Isn’t that the important thing?”

5. “I am sure Obama cares deeply about your situation. Maybe he’ll send you a postcard from Hawaii.”

6. “Would it make you feel better to know that Rush Limbaugh’s getting a massive tax increase?”

7. “Now you’ll have more time to play with your unicorn.”

8. “Isn’t it worth losing your job to know that religious organizations now have to pay for abortions and contraceptives?”

9. “Well, now you and Keith Olbermann have something else in common.”

10. “Forward!”

Building Your Own Drone for Personal Protection

By Moose
March 7, 2013

Vimana Flying Machine

Interested Readers: Mechanically Inclined Please Apply!

Since our government developed and deployed the drones that we as taxpayers paid for, I feel we should be able to build our own drones….Just to ensure the safety of our personal space.

And since our government, as well as the ——, have been forthcoming in the technology used to create the current drones, much of our “R&D” has already been done for us..Most of the technology is Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) components, with some half-assed software.

This allows us to tailor our systems to take advantage of their weaknesses.

Localized differential GPS redirection as well as directed scaled EMP tools allow us to have a level of control of an area as never before. Huge improvements in battery technologies as well as newer sensor packages contribute positively to making a complete personal protection system.

I like to call it the “Umbrella”.

Reliable and deploy-able long duration system…Geostationary localization for up to 66 hours while providing robust data linking as well as autonomous personal safety awareness….

I will include step by step instructions and complete documentation. Your 3-D printer will come in handy for this project. My latest version incorporates a small rail protection system as well as an immersion cloaking ability. All units incorporate the latest AI functionality as well.

Please send me an email if you are interested…and no..I’m not an FBI man or CIA Dude.
And you should be willing to learn Morse code….

I’m a concerned citizen who wants to use my skills to help fight the Empire!

See link below to learn more how the government classifies personal drones
-Moose

Link to FAA for Experimental Permit

Schools Locked Down Over "Ambiguous Message" Taken as Threat

Via: Times Online

Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013 

AMBRIDGE — Beaver County schools had their lives “flipped, turned upside down” Thursday morning when a phone greeting involving the theme song from the 1990s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” was taken as a threat.

All schools in the county were advised to lock down for about 20 minutes while police searched for a 19-year-old Ambridge Area High School student whose greeting to callers was mistakenly taken as a threat about “shooting people outside of the school.”

The actual line from the song is “And all shooting some b-ball outside of the school.” Because it is a bit garbled, it is unclear from listening to Travis Clawson’s phone message whether he inadvertently twisted the words or it just was misheard by the receptionist from his Sewickley eye doctor’s office who sent the day’s events in motion.

The receptionist called the Economy man’s phone to remind him about an upcoming appointment, but Clawson did not pick up and she was sent to voice mail, where his greeting caused her to call Sewickley police, who then contacted Ambridge school officials.

When Ambridge passed the information along to local police, a countywide schools lockdown was advised because no one knew where Clawson was, and the 911 response system is designed to notify all schools of a situation.

Economy police finally made contact with Clawson late morning and discovered he was “chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool” in the guidance office of Ambridge’s high school, which then was swarmed by officers who took him into custody.

James Mann, acting police chief in Ambridge, said Clawson was interviewed by police and he told them he meant no harm and that his message was just him imitating Will Smith’s rap intro to the show that ran on NBC from 1990-96 and now is rerun on ABC Family. All six seasons also are out on DVD.

District Attorney Anthony Berosh said it was determined after listening to the message closely that it did follow the Quincy Jones-penned song and Clawson was released.

Read more: here

The Police Chief said, “I believe everyone acted appropriately. Our first concern is the safety of kids.”     Insanity…What is the world coming to? 
-Moose

Schools Locked Down Over "Ambiguous Message" Taken as Threat

Via: Times Online

Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013 

AMBRIDGE — Beaver County schools had their lives “flipped, turned upside down” Thursday morning when a phone greeting involving the theme song from the 1990s sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” was taken as a threat.

All schools in the county were advised to lock down for about 20 minutes while police searched for a 19-year-old Ambridge Area High School student whose greeting to callers was mistakenly taken as a threat about “shooting people outside of the school.”

The actual line from the song is “And all shooting some b-ball outside of the school.” Because it is a bit garbled, it is unclear from listening to Travis Clawson’s phone message whether he inadvertently twisted the words or it just was misheard by the receptionist from his Sewickley eye doctor’s office who sent the day’s events in motion.

The receptionist called the Economy man’s phone to remind him about an upcoming appointment, but Clawson did not pick up and she was sent to voice mail, where his greeting caused her to call Sewickley police, who then contacted Ambridge school officials.

When Ambridge passed the information along to local police, a countywide schools lockdown was advised because no one knew where Clawson was, and the 911 response system is designed to notify all schools of a situation.

Economy police finally made contact with Clawson late morning and discovered he was “chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool” in the guidance office of Ambridge’s high school, which then was swarmed by officers who took him into custody.

James Mann, acting police chief in Ambridge, said Clawson was interviewed by police and he told them he meant no harm and that his message was just him imitating Will Smith’s rap intro to the show that ran on NBC from 1990-96 and now is rerun on ABC Family. All six seasons also are out on DVD.

District Attorney Anthony Berosh said it was determined after listening to the message closely that it did follow the Quincy Jones-penned song and Clawson was released.

Read more: here

The Police Chief said, “I believe everyone acted appropriately. Our first concern is the safety of kids.”     Insanity…What is the world coming to? 
-Moose

The Low-Information Voter’s Guide to Politics

Via: PJ Media

Personal responsibility is hard. We’re here to help.


by Oleg Atbashian

March 2, 2013
 

 
If you think you only deserve fun answers to all life’s questions … you’re right! This primer will help you look smart and morally superior in any political discussion. Just memorize these big words, explained in easy terms you already know from TMZ and The Daily Show:

BIASED: If you have a weird friend who goes to church and her parents are still married, that’s what they are.
ELECTIONS: These are like the Teen Choice Awards: the coolest and most popular wins. Democrats always win because they are cool and popular. Republicans are more like your weird friend’s parents.
DEBT CEILING: This is like Lindsay Lohan’s probation: by law, she should go to jail if she gets arrested, but we all know she won’t.
PUBLIC EDUCATION. Think Memento. Remember how the guy in the movie learned to go through life and fight enemies by relying on snapshots, notes, and tattoos? Public education does that on a national level as a free service.
IM-MI-GRA-TION: Whew, that’s a long word — just like that velvet rope outside nightclubs. When really fun people arrive, you just open it right up.
QUAN-TI-TA-TIVE EASING: Remember Leonardo DiCaprio in Catch Me If You Can, and how he printed his own checks? Well, that’s what the Treasury secretary, Tim Geithner, does. It’s really cool.
TRILLION DOLLARS: This is a silly number. If someone says: “The U.S. national debt has topped 16 trillion,” take it easy. Remember how Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced to fifteen life terms while having only one life?
Once you owe more than you can pay, numbers stop making sense. Anything above that is free money; spend it fast so you can get more.
ECONOMIC STIMULUS: It’s like Whitney Houston upping her dosage to get the same high, always needing to use more and more to “chase the dragon.”

Read more: here

The Low-Information Voter’s Guide to Politics

Via: PJ Media

Personal responsibility is hard. We’re here to help.


by Oleg Atbashian

March 2, 2013
 

 
If you think you only deserve fun answers to all life’s questions … you’re right! This primer will help you look smart and morally superior in any political discussion. Just memorize these big words, explained in easy terms you already know from TMZ and The Daily Show:

BIASED: If you have a weird friend who goes to church and her parents are still married, that’s what they are.
ELECTIONS: These are like the Teen Choice Awards: the coolest and most popular wins. Democrats always win because they are cool and popular. Republicans are more like your weird friend’s parents.
DEBT CEILING: This is like Lindsay Lohan’s probation: by law, she should go to jail if she gets arrested, but we all know she won’t.
PUBLIC EDUCATION. Think Memento. Remember how the guy in the movie learned to go through life and fight enemies by relying on snapshots, notes, and tattoos? Public education does that on a national level as a free service.
IM-MI-GRA-TION: Whew, that’s a long word — just like that velvet rope outside nightclubs. When really fun people arrive, you just open it right up.
QUAN-TI-TA-TIVE EASING: Remember Leonardo DiCaprio in Catch Me If You Can, and how he printed his own checks? Well, that’s what the Treasury secretary, Tim Geithner, does. It’s really cool.
TRILLION DOLLARS: This is a silly number. If someone says: “The U.S. national debt has topped 16 trillion,” take it easy. Remember how Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced to fifteen life terms while having only one life?
Once you owe more than you can pay, numbers stop making sense. Anything above that is free money; spend it fast so you can get more.
ECONOMIC STIMULUS: It’s like Whitney Houston upping her dosage to get the same high, always needing to use more and more to “chase the dragon.”

Read more: here

It’s a Boy…Err…Girl…Err…to Hell With It, Who Knows

Via: Townhall

By Steve Deace

Journey back with me, if you will, to a simpler time. To a dark and ominous period known as American history up until now.

An oppressive period when society actually believed the genitals you left your mother’s womb with determined your gender. A tyrannical time when parents actually parented according to the acknowledged moral standard of the universe, rather than enabling and validating their offspring’s unhealthy tantrums and desires.

Thankfully we’ve progressed past that now.

We are entering a brave new world. A world where a 6-year old boy in Colorado Springs demanding he’s actually a girl isn’t thought to require discipline and guidance from his mother and father, but rather is a victim of natural selection run amok. Clearly his 6-year mind is more qualified to determine how and why he was made the way he was made then that antiquated notion of a Creator, who he probably never heard of at his public school in the first place. When I was 6 I thought boogers and paste tasted good and the Super Friends were real, which just goes to show how much more progressive and enlightened we’ve become.

Read more: here

From the you’ve got to be kidding me zone…
-Moose

Founded By Geniuses And Run By Idiots

Via: Monty Pelerin’s World

H. L. Mencken correctly observed:

Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping and unintelligent.

Mencken also was prescient:

As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

Read more: here

How To Treat Your Employees

Via: Tech Crunch

By James Altucher

Here are my rules for employees:

A) Treat them as if they are eventually going to be better than you. You can learn from every one of them before you have to fire them or before they abandon you.

B) Picture that all of them will eventually start their own businesses and you are just training them. This doesn’t mean be nice to them all the time. It means train them to start their own businesses. In my first business a bunch of employees broke free, stole some clients, and started their own business. Now they are doing very well. My partners hated them. I love them. It’s good to have many friends who look back and appreciate what you did for them.

C) If an employee gets the “disease” (all they want is more money and they don’t care about anything else and they start to have an attitude) then instantly fire them. There is no cure for the disease and it’s highly contagious.

D) No employee is allowed to say a bad thing about any client. Everyone has to love the client’s products. No gossip. No jokes. Worst situation: One time we had a proposal to send to the U.S. Post Office. Everyone worked very hard on it and we got it done just in time. The project manager FedExed the proposal to the Post Office. Fed. Ex. He was tired because his wife had just had a baby in the prior month. We had to fire him that very night. Nor did we win the job.

E) No gossip about anyone. I was guilty of this as a VC. I would talk badly ab0ut one of the CEOs we invested in. One of my partners told him everything I said. The CEO eventually went bankrupt anyway but he has since written a novel where I am the evil character. Gossip is a seed that gets twisted into history.

F) I picture every employee calling home at night to their mother. The mother asks, “how was your day at work?” I picture the employee saying, “Mom, it was the best.” I picture the mother crying tears of happiness because the baby that once came out of her is so happy to be working with me. I try to make that happen every day.

G) Teach the employee how to exploit you for their own gains. You certainly exploit them. Not in a bad way. You have to exploit them. You charge more for their services than you pay them and than you pay for all of your fixed expenses. That’s how you get rich so it’s worth it. But ultimately they have to exploit you to feel good about the relationship. When you both die there should be no bad feelings that linger among the maggots you share between your graves.

H) How can they exploit you? By building a rolodex off of yours. By learning your skill set. By learning how you deal with your failures. By learning not to repeat your mistakes. By eventually stealing some of your clients and employees and breaking off to start a business or take a higher position at a competitor. None of these things are bad things. You want them to do this. If you train them how to do this then it all becomes a good thing for you in the long run even though you might not see that. If you act with abundance in these situations then abundance will come to you. Too many bosses act with fear and scarcity and ultimately scarcity will come to them.

I) Teach them how to sell. Even if they are programmers. Programmers are often introverted and think they can’t sell. I’m a programmer. Because of their introversion, programmers are often seen as more trustworthy by the clients. Bring programmers or introverts to your meetings. They listen the best and they are the best sales people but they don’t know it.

J) Surprise them. Employees are like “reverse clients.” You have to please them just like you please a client. It doesn’t cost much to reward an employee who gets a job done. Gift certificates, dinners, get a masseuse to come in every Friday, write employees personal notes about what you liked about their work, and so on. Employees, like clients, are the gift that keep giving. They are all there to make you wealthy so you need to be infinitely grateful to them and, ultimately, help them get wealthy.

Read more: here

LAPD and California DMV Start New Program

By Moose

Effective tomorrow, the LAPD and California DMV is encouraging all residents to come in, have identification verified, and receive a “Don’t Shoot Sticker” to place on their vehicle. This will help officers in not shooting people that aren’t Chris Dorner. There is a 25.00 fee for the stickers. You can go to any LAPD or DMV office to apply.

I’m serious…not
-Moose

LAPD and California DMV Start New Program

By Moose

Effective tomorrow, the LAPD and California DMV is encouraging all residents to come in, have identification verified, and receive a “Don’t Shoot Sticker” to place on their vehicle. This will help officers in not shooting people that aren’t Chris Dorner. There is a 25.00 fee for the stickers. You can go to any LAPD or DMV office to apply.

I’m serious…not
-Moose

If You Hear This..Don’t Believe It…

By Moose
 There are some things that when they are heard, they should immediately be discounted…

When I get in office, I will……

Don’t worry, those sprinklers won’t go on….

Basically, anything from a politicians mouth….

I can do it, I watched a video on the internet…
 
And heres more at: Johns Jokes

Okinawa Cancels Plan To Use Young Women’s Thighs As Advertising Space

Via: Japan Today

The Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCVB) along with the prefectural government have cancelled their plans to use space on women’s bare thighs for marketing the islands as a graduation trip destination to students outside the prefecture. Citing criticism, the two bodies stated, “Placing temporary tattoo-like stickers on the thighs of young women to advertise Okinawa is not in line with prefecture’s brand image.”

With “thigh advertising,” a new method of marketing gaining traction in Japan, young ladies wearing miniskirts or short shorts parade around town with promotional stickers placed on the area of exposed thigh showing between their skirt or short hem lines and knee socks — an area known in Japanese as “zettai ryoiki” or the “absolute territory”.

I for one am saddened by this report…
-Moose

Read more: here

TSA Prohibits Individuals Named Jack from Picking Up or Dropping Off People at US Airports

By Moose

1/30/2013

TSA now prohibits individuals named Jack from picking up or dropping off people at US airports. Too many false alarms have been generated merely by a familiar greeting of “Hi Jack”.

Two weeks ago La Guardia Airport was closed for two hours due to Grandpa Jack picking up his brothers from Idaho….

Dennis the Menace is also banned due to his threatening name..

Just Kidding…

Peace