I’m as back as I’m gonna be, now, though things are always changing… So here’s a normal entry, for once…
MAKE UP MY MIND
Hate to bring up politics right away, but… I didn’t, because
the election coverage means that they’re everywhere, unavoidable and
For the first time since the last US presidential election, both major
candidates sound like terrible choices… As I once broke down, a
long time ago, I don’t really ride down a particular party or ticket,
and I don’t believe most people do, or should, either, so here’s some
issues I can easily break down from my own somewhat selfish point of
– Neither candidate has any plans to calm the fighting in the Middle East.
– Neither wants to push alternative energies or otherwise lessen our culture’s dependence on petroleum.
– Nobody’s talking about the future of intellectual property, or the effect the internet has had on intellectual property.
The last on the list, honestly, will not cause people to live or die,
but decisions made regarding intellectual property have a direct effect
on me (since it effects the field in which I intend to earn my
living). I don’t expect this sort of news to make front pages,
but it will effect things you do all the time.
If you want my vote, say something about limiting copyrights and
banishing software patents, and do it fast, because I have to vote
absentee this year. I’m probably going to mail it on Wednesday.
For all they are talking about terrorism, I’m very sick of hearing this notion that terrorism can be fought and stopped.
I don’t mean to side with the bad guys or promote the sensless
destruction and death of millions, mind you, but eventually you have to
reach a point where you notice that there will always be people that
don’t like you and sometimes those people are going to hate to a point
where they don’t mind dying if they can take some people down with them.
I’m not against the idea of breaking up large organizations that do
nothing but teach people to commit senseless acts of violence, and I
hope that’s all that’s in this country’s future, but it’s unfortunately
all contained in this capsule that looks much the same as the one that
contained the Trail of Tears, the Manifest Destiny, the ‘White Man’s
We never hear from the other side of conflicts like this. We
never learn the real reason why islamic folks learn to hate the West,
or take any advice from them, regarding how we might reasonably solve
differences, it always has to be a Patriot missile or a one-way truck
We didn’t hear from the Cherokee that walked to Oklahoma either,
because nobody listened. Have any precautions been taken to
ensure this mistake isn’t repeated?
My final gripe is that politicians always seem to count on voters having short memories.
Thanks for continuing to check up on me while everything around me
changes… I’ve got a few more things to fill into my workspace
here, and my new job is probably going to start in two weeks to a month
(as soon as they can train me.)
Hope everybody’s doing okay.
See you next time.