Wednesday, July 26, 2006

A stalwart

The following is jkust a excerpt fropm a CNN news item, it speeks for itself.

Castro, who will be 80 on August 13, made fun of his long-time ideological nemesis the United States in a speech in which he said more Cubans are reaching 100 thanks to the social services of his Communist government.

"But, our little neighbors to the north should not fear, I am not planning to be in office at that age," the left-wing firebrand said.

Castro spoke to 100,000 people at a rally in the eastern city of Bayamo, Cuba, on the anniversary of the assault he led on a military garrison in 1953 that sparked his revolution.

The Cuban leader has outlasted nine U.S. presidents and survived CIA assassination plots, invasion attempts and the collapse of his Soviet bloc benefactors.

Thursday, July 20, 2006


It appears the US ‘Intelligence’… Yes the same one that was certain that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq… has said that Iranians were present at the missile tests that North Korea carried out the other day.

I am now scared… Iran, not Syria, is next on Bush’s agenda. I guess they have more oil :s

You know the sad part is they are doing the same thing they did with Iraq. I wonder if they’ll be able to fool the American people twice. In any case they will always have ‘Gay marriage’ as their trump card. That is a greater threat to America, apparently, than ‘I am a war president’ Bush.

Any way, what is this method you ask?

Well, with Iraq you start by making vague links between 9/11 and Saddam and blur the lines between speculation and actual fact. Put enough talk of death, doom and gloom until your population thinks they are at church hearing about the end of days, and then offer them this glorious opportunity to destroy a ‘Nexus point of evil’, an opportunity to deal a blow to Satan and his minions.
Boy did that work… well… at least initially

In any case the Iran Situation is similar… in fact this time its even easier cause now you have the BBC and CNN backing your story.

1. (fact) Iran declares they will begin enriching Uranium

2. (fact) Nkorea Tests long rang missiles

3. (US intelligence) therefore they are working together (note: no actual evidence needed)

You see If (a = b) and (b = c), because they are in the same alphabet q = a,b and c

Impeccable logic and a great excuse to get more oil wells ;)

Now I will not be surprised if it turns out that this report is true, but I’ll wait till BBC tells me so.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Will it ever end?

And so the never ending war Between Israel and the rest of the Middle east resumes/Continues.

This senseless and pointless suffering over land and religion has made me officially tired of hearing about women and children dieing in the name of some petty dispute not worth anyone’s life…


I am actually upset over this entire debacle, it irks me to know that this escalating violence will only lead to the continuation of this sad cycle of violence.

I look at this and other conflicts across the world, add to that domestic disputes and crime and you wonder about this race of savages called humans.

Signed: Tired & Frustrated

Monday, July 17, 2006

Time For Change

Ok the following is just me rambling, It started out as an simple essay, but turned into whatever you read below. It is an ongoing story and it is an intresting 'feeling' i have come accross in myself. It is not new yet it is very different this time because I am the one who has to initiate the change, to decide what the change will be. I am caught in a delima because I see how i can easily Do nothing and become stagnant, Something I fear. And so as I pass my through my quarter centry mark I begin to deliberate what change will I bring about in this life that is mine. I remember my uncle talking to me back in high school one day about how he felt about work, and looking back at it i realize now what he was talking about, what i hope is that in makeing these choices/changes I will fair better than he did.

Have you ever come to a point in your life that you begin to feel……

a slowing down of momentum,
a gathering of energies, almost like the a silence before the storm

Have you ever realized that you are coming to that point in your life..
Where You have utilized almost all the happiness you can gather from your current position

Have you ever slowly realized that it isn’t dawn any more, nor Noon
But rather it is Sunset
And that to see the sun you most now move, run, chase after it once more….

Have you ever felt the need to change approach slowly. Silently and methodically removing the anchors that hold your happiness in place at this place……

Have you ever felt a gnawing fear that this change could mean loosing some of which is dear to you
Yet you know to not embrace the change could mean loosing more, ie yourself

Signed To Be Continued...

Monday, July 10, 2006

Rasta In Court

The views exprest in the following post in no way reflect the actual views of the owner of this blog. I just got the email and thought it was funn.... err I mean dispicable.

A Rasta and his Empress are in court getting a divorce. The problem was, who should get custody of the child?

The Empress jumped up and said, "Your Honor. I brought the child into this world with pain and labor. She should be in my custody"

The judge turns to the dread and says, "What do you have to say in the matter?"

The Rasta sat for a while contemplating ... then slowly rose and said, "Yow ... your Honor, If I and I put a dollar in a vending machine and a Pepsi come out, a who fa Pepsi ... 'I and I' or the machine?

Juggling ones time

Juggling is hard and after a while it just makes sense to pick a ball and let the others drop, and hope you can pick them up after.

Thursday, July 06, 2006


Boy President bush has been running amok and acting like he is a International Bad man, the Original Global GANGSTA .

But recently a likkle short man from Asia has reminded the big bad USA that he is the REAL
Gangsta aroun ere.
After serious wrangling in 2002 - 2003 about it Uranium enrichment program.... hold up I need to explain this story some more.

This is around the same time Bush is accusing the Iraq of weapons of mass destruction and has decided to invade.. seeing this happening Kim decides to announce that he is developing nuclear weapons. HA! Now if all was fair the US would give the Nkoreans the same set of threats but instead they tried to reach some back door deals.
Why? u ask, that’s because when a real Gangsta challenges a wangsta, the wangsta must take a seat. The US knew better than to challenge this asian mad man. Added to that, the US has not really forgotten the "Forgotten War" when The Koreans handed them their Asses barbequed on a platter.

Anyway back to the present.......
So after reaching some agreement back then, which basically was that The Koreans Told the US if you don’t give me what I want I will develop my weapons of mass destruction, the Koreans have announced and launched test missiles. The scary beauty of this is;

1. they announce they will test missiles able to reach the US, The US and there allies go up in arms crying and beating gums. The Nkoreans are silent

2. they launch 6 missiles that splash into the sea west of Japan, the US allies beat gums even louder (i am sure they bleeding now) Nkorea remains silent

3. They Launch 1 more 12 hours later. The Outcry from the US and their allies are defining.
Koreans finally speak stating that they will continue test and will use force if necessary to defend their right to do so...... US and Allies have been quietly mumbling ever since, talking of crying to the UN security council.

Now having said all this I am worried, I do believe Kim is a mad man, He is trying to extort more aid out of the International community because his Country is in a bad state, but what happens when the US and Allies Decide to stop?
Worse yet what if China and Russia stop supporting them? What will he do with the weapons??????

The "JPS runs most of my life" attitude.

Yesterday I was privy to an intresting conversation between two managers. They were commenting on the message from the new CEO for our company.
One boss was saying that he was unsure of tone used. Apprantly to him, it gave the impression that he wanted employees to give JPS their lives.

Both managers were lamenting that ever since they have entered the company JPS has almost taken top priority in their lives, where 12 - 15 hour work days were and still are the norm (weekends are included in this).
The problem with this however, as they pointed out, was that their families suffered for it. One made a snide comment that he hopes the younger generation cominig up will know better, but ever since my arrival here, I have reralized the culture in some departments in JPS are such that working less that 10 -12 hours is leaving work early. I remember last November when I told my boss that I was going to stop working on Saturdays, although he said Ok it was clear he was not very happy. As it turns out I am slowly returning to my 7 day work week.
The truth is there is that much work to do, there is no break, no let up. There are allways a million and one things to do here and as such this; "JPS runs most of my life" attitude has developed amongst most of the workers, especially managers.