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Now the AFA is mad at Micky D's April 2, 2008

Posted by truthspew in AFA, Bad manners, brainwashing, Catholic Church, christianity, Donald E. Wildmon, Dumb Ass Mother Fuckers, evangelism, Focus on the Family, gay bashing, Gay Pride, Gay rights, homophobia, Idiots, keep your faith to yourself, marriage equality, puritanical, radicalism, society.
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The AFA those bastions of bigotry are at it again. This time they’re mad because McDonalds has embraced the ‘gay agenda’

McDonald’s CEO: Company will put full resources behind gay agenda

McDonald’s has signed on to a nationwide effort to promote “gay” and “lesbian” business ventures.

Dear ,

According to McDonald’s CEO Jim Skinner, McDonald’s will aggressively promote the homosexual agenda. In remarks on McDonald’s Web site concerning the company becoming a member of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), Skinner wrote: “Being a socially responsible organization is a fundamental part of who we are. We have an obligation to use our size and resources to make a difference in the world … and we do.”

The company gave an undisclosed amount of money to the NGLCC in return for being recognized as a major promoter of the homosexual agenda. In return, NGLCC placed Richard Ellis, vice president of communications of McDonald’s USA, on the NGLCC Board of Directors.

Ellis was quoted as saying: “I’m thrilled to join the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce team and ready to get to work. I share the NGLCC’s passion for business growth and development within the LGBT community, and I look forward to playing a role in moving these important initiatives forward.”

McDonald’s refused to comment to World Net Daily on the placement of its executive on the board of the “gay” advocacy organization but did send an e-mail confirming the corporation’s support for the agenda of the homosexual business lobby.

“McDonald’s is indeed a Corporate Partner and Organizational Ally of NGLCC. Our vice president of U.S. communications, Richard Ellis, was recently elected to its board of directors,” said Heidi M. Barker, senior director of media relations for McDonald’s. NGLCC describes itself as promoting the LGBT community first and always, including same sex marriage.

NGLCC gives credit to sponsors such as McDonald’s for its financial and other support that helps in its work. “Through the commitment of our corporate partners, the NGLCC has been able to advance the ideas and causes of the LGBT business community,” the Chamber said.

While I’m not a usual McDonald’s customer I applaud them for working with the NGLCC. I should list my business too.

But the thing that gets me is this whole ‘gay agenda’ thing. The only agenda I have is equality for all. It means no amendments to deny rights to people simply because of who they love, it means keeping your religious opinion to yourself. The churches gave us centuries of absolutist rulers and today those same churches wish to rule us all.

I say no to dogma and doctrine of the churches be they Catholic, Protestant, Jewish or Muslim. They have no place in the modern secular world. Their only function is to divide us

But I say we stand together and fight against those who would make us second class citizens. Move away from the religious into the spiritual, expel hatred from your heart. You don’t need a church, chapel, or what have you. Get closer to your fellow man. Remember, churches only serve to divide us. The have a motive to do so, because without membership they have no money and without money the clerical class doesn’t eat, they’d have to get real jobs.

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The end of the ancient sun July 23, 2007

Posted by truthspew in oil, peak oil, society.
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By ancient sun I’m talking about petroleum, otherwise known as oil or hydrocarbons. Whether you want to admit it or not, we’re running out of it.

Sure, there are technologies that could help us in the transition from type 0 to type 1, but without investment it isn’t going to happen.

Think for a moment about the role oil plays in our lives. Beyond generating power and locomotion, it’s also responsible for a large amount of our food supply. That should scare the ever loving shit out of you.

Comedian Robert Newman puts on a show called “The History of Oil” and it’s a fascinating tale. Every bit of it is absolutely true. One tidbit is that the first British invasion in WW I was Iraq. That’s right, Iraq.

He also lets on to the monetary choice of trade. Switching from the dollar to the euro would cripple the United States. Our money is fiat anyhow, not backed by a damned thing. Even that is highly suspect since the Federal Reserve System was formed in the early part of the 20th century by the very banks who we need protection from.

So what can we do? There are lots of things, from making your home more energy efficient, driving more energy efficient vehicles.

I plan to electrify a vehicle. I’m aware that hydrocarbon fuels will be used to generate the electricity used but it’s much more efficient on that scale than me burning gasoline to power a vehicle. I’d like to see grey water recycling too, since that means less water to pump in and less to pump out. And ultimately I’d love to tap into wind and solar power.

Another thing I’m starting to do is grow my own food stuff, though this year it’s just tomatoes and squash. Next year I’ll expand that a bit. Oh I know, it takes energy to grow food but mostly it just takes water and a little TLC.

We just have to take stock of our lives, and tune out the constant drone of mass consumerism.

Milton Friedman's 1991 Interview in support of Legalization March 6, 2007

Posted by truthspew in drugs, enforcement, government, Mars, Progressive Politics, society, Steve Squyres.
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Legalize It

Renowned economist Milton Friedman gives a logical argument as to why drugs should be legalized. I would loved to have had Friedman as a college economics professor. He really takes the interview in his own direction, leaving the interviewer a bit flustered at times. He’s well prepared with facts which I find admirable.

Anyhow this video was recorded in 1991. Enjoy!

Where were these videos when I was a kid? January 2, 2007

Posted by truthspew in doctors, masturbation, society, Steve Squyres, TMI Tuesday, training, Web Development.
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This is just too funny. The good doctor gives a variety of techniques for communing with oneself, aka masturbation.

What I’d like to know is where the hell were these videos when I was a kid. I mean, we could have benefit immensely but I’m sure we all developed our own techniques, didn’t we?

In my time computers were strictly text based and in most cases on white on black, or green on black, or amber on black. You could do ASCII art but it wasn’t conducive to video. The of course a couple years later the first IBM PC’s came around with VGA. The only thing that hadn’t caught up was network speeds. I remember transferring a 1MB file via a 2400bps modem. That was when I found out that the phone company does their maintenance at around 2AM. Remember XMODEM? Yes, this was before ZMODEM came around.

Anyhow, here’s the video. Enjoy!

One thing I do note is the PVC technique. Considering that PVC didn’t really get going until 1960 or so, and widespread use didn’t happen until the late 60’s, it’s a pretty safe bet that this is in fact a parody video.

A nugget of interaction wisdom December 24, 2006

Posted by truthspew in customer service, psychomotivation, society, training.
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Except this nugget came from a 1972 McDonalds training film. I posted elsewhere that it is so true, if I go to a place where customer service is sub par, I only go there once if I can help it.

And in the office, which vendors do you think get our business? They’re the ones that are friendly, helpful, and most of all willing to work with me. Yes its a little corny and all, but I’ve found in life that when you’ve got an irate asshole yelling at you, there’s not better way to mitigate anger than to stay calm and friendly. It makes said person realize what an ass they’re being and 9 times out of 10, they’ll loosen up and even apologize.

The ultra-militarization of police December 2, 2006

Posted by truthspew in enforcement, police, robotics, society.
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I got this from Lew Rockwell’s site. Rockwell and I disagree on principle, but his guest writers make some very good points.

In this one A.D. Lelong explains why police shoot first then ask questions.

In the article Lelong is correct in stating that training indicates a three round burst, then assessment. I know this to be correct from talking with current and former police officers. I’ve actually learned a lot.

I’ve learned that not everyone can be an unthinking automaton. As the posting explains, when adrenaline starts flowing, and you’ve got a weapon that’s not only easy to reload but easy to fire, you’re just asking for trouble. Not only that but mixing in proactive policing makes it that much worse.

My version of proactive policing is to get the cops back on the beat again. Get them to know the people in their patrol area, and in some cities they’re doing just that. But we’re rapidly crossing a line, where intelligence gathering is the name of the game. In essence, someone like me who is openly critical of those in power would be seen as a threat. Police are moving from tactical to strategic.

It’s just that I don’t trust my fellow human beings to make the correct judgment in times of emotional stress. Is the answer automatons? We’ve seen the ire that our current batch of automatons creates. Those would be red light cameras and speed cameras. But what about taking it further and using robotics? Would that be acceptable? After all a robot doesn’t experience adrenaline surges, or get emotional for that matter. Companies are already creating prototypes of patrol robots, including Samsung’s latest that will patrol the border between North and South Korea. A basic google search on ‘patrol robot’ turns up a few interesting links.