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Category: work

11/13/12 08:06 - ID#56889

Work, unions and more (why no jobs here)

So I don't know as If what I will say I've said here before or not. So today I had a day off from work and I ran around a bit... On my way home I went past Middle Sex (Not sure how that st. goes from across from McKinley to hitting Delevan I think in any event that I forget her name girl with the orange hair and Huge Boobs who was an (e:peep) and seemed nice to me at least) and I've done it many times before but it dawned on me I wonder what people do to have the money to have one of those homes... Ok the heating bill alone I don't think I could carry... But I thought it would be cool to get like a video on each home with a pop up of the job and what it brings in.....

Now that brings up the fact that I have a day off of work.. Now the reason I have one is because the company calls it a Benefit even though if you don't use them you lose them... We are non union ... Unions aren't good or bad it is how they are used....

So many people aren't loyal to there work or think oh it is just work I'll blow it off... But that time you got sick and went to the doctor, that nice car, that house, the concert you went to the food on your table all that nice stuff is cause your work gives you money and benefits.. Not enough hours or pay find a 2nd job... Yes there are part time and full time jobs and I'm more talking about full time jobs.....

Now some people go union union union and that they are the savior..Um no not anymore not with the global economy.. Yes Organised labor (not all ways the same thing) is what pushed this country into safe work and better rights and Benefits... So yes workers get more.. In theory that means they should be more productive ... But it also means it costs more...

Cost is why Jobs get shipped to China, India, Mexico and where ever... Those people work for less money... Plus regulations are loser.. Now am I saying Unions made the jobs go over there....NO... But the made it cost more to produce things and stock holders want to make a bigger profit each year so... At some point the jobs will get moved... Of course something things can't be made over there so....And some things it wouldn't make sense to... I'm sure on here in the past I've said it should be illegal but...

OK: Gotta stop here and give full disclosure: I can't say whom (from what I understand) I work for.. Nor can I say what we make... But some of the products we send to external customers are made or have parts made in other countries... Now with out knowing how it would effect my job yes I do think that maybe there should be a tarrif (sorry no spell checker you know what I mean it is like a tax) on goods coming in.. That helps keep things made in America on an even axis... Keep things fair....

No would that stifle growth I don't think so.. I admit that NAFTA is a bit over my head but here is what I do know.. It seems to me that If I run a company and if I send Jobs to mexico and every thing that comes back here I have to pay an import tax on of some kind it isn't worth it move jobs... Now it still might be cheaper and I still might do it .....

Now if these unions are so everything should be unionized here is an idea go down to nike (read an article and at one time they where one of the best employers in mexico but still below USA levels) and go unionize there.. Go get a workers movement In China and India... And any place else.. Now of course if wages go up the companies only care about bottom line so prices go up... But also as prices go up we generate more tax money and at some point jobs may come back here... or at least not leave.. Worst comes to worst Workers get helped out and isn't that what unions are supposed to be for :The Workers.....

But see one of the problems is also that Americans are often lazy.. yes all the tech we get from Japan doesn't help..Yeah it is fun but.. The Americans use to be known as the hard workers (WWII) ... People right off the boat even further back... The bail out of the auto companies has a lot to do the battle between unions and owners and profit and greed and having a big house and cars and kids in school.... But see if people could adapt and change for the times it wouldn't have been an issue.. The Japanese made better and cheaper cars .... I assume they are harder working or maybe they can't be an empire any more but that is a different post (Ah you've all heard Bill Maher make that point so....) But at the end of the day the product was better... But the US could adapt... So bail out and it looks like Ford and chevy are doing pretty good.....

So (If anyone is even reading this or even made it this far) this is what pisses me off about the NHL and other leagues in the past.. No Fucking loyalty.. People like watching hockey->Hockey game->Teams and leagues say NHL-> So more fans watch and go to games ---> Money from games and and team gear
>TV (not tons of games nationally)
>$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ The point is fans go to games so once people know they are watched they sell stuff for the teams and people advertise... Even if it is just at the pee wee level and it the company name on the team and they buy the uniforms.... So the only reason the owners make money or the players is cause fans pay in some form or tune into the game.. But both sides put them selves before the fans... And they also put them selves before the other side and all the people who work the games.. Cause there is no loyalty.. If not for the players no league and if not for the owners no pay to the players.... Now granted I get that neither side wants to get cheated or what ever... But When you where in the AHL it wasn't about the money it was about being the best and making to the NHL so... I love when guys who are fucking no bodies in a sport work out and learn in a team and get great.. Then go fuck you guys I'm going where there is more money even though you guys discovered me (say it in any voice you want).. Now I'm not only talking about the NHL this would have been Football or baseball in the past..No fucking loyalty ARGH!!!!

Now I'm not saying you should be what would be called a company kiss ass...Or anything ... But you should at least have pride in your work and do what you can... And understand that the work comes first.. Yeah you can have fun but you have to work also... Remember that you work so you can have money and benefits so you can do other stuff but the work still needs to matter.. Yeah there are a lot of shitty jobs out there.. But if you can find another or want to take the chance and don't like what you are doing there is the door.....But wait you want to leave loyalty can't be fucking the company train someone underneath you to do what you do....

I feel as though this isn't the post I was aiming for but I think I touched on it kinda... Oh yeah also 24 hours in a day.. if you work a full week you are at work for 1/3 of it a bit more you have to get there and get home.. then one is supposed to sleep 8 hours... So do the math you see people at work (unless you fuck all night lucky you) more then family.. So don't be to much of a dick.. Ok don't want to go back to work on Wends.. But when I leave the place takes a big hit so....
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Category: internet

11/11/12 08:16 - ID#56886

RE: Do people blog anymore ?

Great ? by (e:hodown) The Answer as I watch football is both Yes and No?

I think Yes in that places like Buffalo Rising, The Huffington Post aren't they really Pro Blog sites...... I kinda feel that is the way we are heading... Not sure how many there are but people do follow some famous blogs ...

But also No is an answer: Now I don't have the numbers but just compare how may blogs now on here Vs. the past... Of course (e:paul) and (e:lilho) and maybe a few others still blog... Or maybe there is just more time between them?

Now some of that is that sites like Mysapce and Facebook you can write nice blogs but that isn't what the sites are really set up for...

Now don't get me wrong twitter is great for somethings like quick little comments or maybe sharing a blog or big pieces of info.... But mostly these 3 media and others are really set up to do short things ... Some many things on there wouldn't really make a good blog... For example yesterday I went to see Skyfall... Thought it was on par with other James Bond movies and really enjoyed it... But how even though I have in past make that a blog? But maybe if one uses these short forms it makes one kinda think like that so maybe it makes it tougher to write a blog...

Now i never prof read a blog maybe I should.. It is just free forming thought... but again I'm not paid to blog there isn't all ways a point.. You are both writing for you and for some reader...So should one?

Oh one point I don't know if a blog counts with pictures unless each picture is explained....

So now the important ? is whom do we blame... Well that gets a bit more complex... 1st lets blame the TV news media on the national level... From what I've heard there was a time when the news division was that.. It wasn't a profit making machine.. Once Profit is the goal that changes everything.... It becomes entertainment and preaching to your viewers.. Debates become talking points... Yes there is media Bias.. Facts are facts but there are different ways to present and different parts of the story to be told and different perspectives to see it from...... But often it comes down to short talking points and not a debate and if we watch that again that teaches us to express our selves shortly?

Now one thing that I use to do was post a link to an article and then give my own take on that... Yes no one who was paid by the paper or whom ever they work for got money from that since the paper was free on line ... Now AP has sued people for it... Not sure whom and when think it was like news site? Again here you can blame Facebook a bit and twitter and G+ sites have one button you push and then you just type in what you think... They make it so easy.....Plus I shouldn't really be here during work....... Of course one can give the link and still give their thoughts... But think that day is quickly going away?

Now if one likes to find out about issues from TV... The writer of the show The Wire.. Worked in Papers and the last season had that tie in... He has said the papers made a mistake of going on line since people could see the content for free and that ad money on line just didn't add up and paper got worse and made less money....I can only speak of the Buffalo News but I think if you don't pay for digital you can see 9 stories a month or something like that....

Now what will happen with papers not sure... Even if they should fail some how the news comes from some where and those journalists Will I assume sell there stuff to news companies somewhere... Or maybe people won't care about sources and everyone will be some form of blogger...

I also think that the news has brought in some aspects of blogging.... I'm sure you've seen the pieces .... Where Like Channel 2 covers an event that they sponsor or have news people a part of.....

In my opinion the difference between say the paper or the news pieces and a blog.. Is in theory the blog is supposed to be the personal perspective....I'm not sure where to take this really got a bit lost but maybe it makes sense. To wrap it up with a little bow.... I guess ? People present them selves the way they want online and keep what they don't want off line... Again with the short form this kinda makes sense... So the personal stuff is left off... So we wind up being little status updates?
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Category: internet

11/11/12 06:57 - ID#56885

New Computer

So can't really talk about windows 8 currently haven't used it enough... Just had to vent... So far the computer is nice but it is frustrating .... I sign up for internet and get the stuff and set it up so no dial tone... No help something is wrong they want be to call Verizon but I have no phone it doesn't call.... ARGH.... Now that being said though tweeting as I watch stuff is a lot of fun....... Yes as I watched the bills game... Now one thing I guess I can add about windows 8 is that some things don't change... They have this photo program with the memory card and it imports it like it should and everything and then... I try to upload the pictures and it is cool it logs you into facebook and you make an album then it stops In the middle and you have to try again and post more...ARGH.... Now that being said though one thing that does work in windows 8 is the picture tiles (should have gone touch screen oh well) Wait maybe I could try flckr I forgot I have an account is that still Yahoo ? but I could view my facebook pix right from the computer as opposed to on there not sure how to really use it yet..........
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Category: photos

11/03/12 02:32 - ID#56870

Great Party Thanks...

So As The computer reads the camera I thought I would write the text of this....
-Again thanks for the hospitality it was a great time.. I want to write out 3 letters but it is no longer (e:PMT) and that is how it is now.... But again thanks the party was great..

-If a stared or lingered on anyone sorry but the Prom Queen Wow, and didn't really get a picture but that skin tight leather lady and sorry I can't remember her name the steam punk out fit was great.....

-The layout of the house was amazing... The fog was really cool.. It doesn't really translate to pictures If I was a pro maybe I could turn down the flash so you get people and fog as opposed to the flash hitting the fog.....

So I guess Picture I'll post them all and then look them over.. And hope that nothing that isn't supposed to be scene is... Can't make any promises ... Now what I will do do is I won't say whom any one is and the same thing with the book of face as someone calls it.... I may tag (e:Terry) but that will be it..........................

I have to admit I'm feeling kinda crappy today and now am afraid to eat... Once I woke up I felt congested and had a head ache (hung over I'm sure I had a lot to drink I think) combo so got some cold stuff for the headache and Gatorade for fluids... Nice Idea went to pop one of the liquid jells it wasn't working I could tell everything came up... Gross... Or so I thought maybe like an hour later no more then that still feeling like I had a cold so down they went and everything right back up so gross... No I'm scared that anything I eat that might happen with...... And sorry (e:paul) I didn't take a pic maybe I should have as a cautionary tale but I could still spew again.... Not fun...... But the party was and still going to try and enjoy Sure I will even though I know nothing about it Jekeyl and Hyde tonight....... On a side note I was a biker not a real one or a specific one from Sons Of Anarchy ... But I forgot to look for my silver rings......

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I Guess I should add sorry for not getting more photos hope everyone enjoys....
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Category: photos

10/28/12 09:52 - ID#56859

Sorry No Stripteaser Photos....

So taking photos is fun I admit... But sometimes I do feel a bit of pressure not a lot but a tiny bit.. Last night was bad it was kinda bad.. Little back story for those that are reading this (Well I assume a couple are) Back when Navy Week was going on I took pictures and my camera would show things normally take a picture and (think it is a processor not really sure) and when you hold it down colors went wacky kinda purple... In other words the water camera is kinda shot.. Not sure what would happen if I can shoot black and white....

Ok so onto last night.. There was a Halloween thing at Nietches with the stripteasers, costume contest and some bands.. Last year it was a lot of fun.. So wasn't sure if it was at 9 or10pm two different times on line.. That being said with working a few hours in the morning bit early day... Now rain makes me kinda want to stay inside and watch movies.. But also I don't want to damage the camera. So I had these weighing on me a bit.. But I figured I would go and if not then I could at least watch a movie and 9pm but before I could make up my mind what to do I was out... Think it was the I don't know everything (I bet if anyone reads this is sound pretty dam girlie argh)... So I didn't go out didn't see the movie didn't get to watch the anime nor did I even get to set up the DVR for it....ARGh... Kinda takes me back to days when I would say yeah I'll be at the party then crash out...For those that where on the site then....

But the thing that is hard to explain is I feel like I let people down.. It isn't that I was like I'm your picture guy. It isn't that others don't take pictures..But I've been to events and other people take pictures but they don't show up for others to see.. So yes I feel as though I've let people down :(

So Wens. Is Halloween and I was hoping to take pictures at the zombie walk before the witches ball... But again maybe if the rain is coming down I can hide out some where and get some shots... Was thinking about going to it as well it would be cool...But can't stay to late with the early wake up for work.. I know one should never plan based on weather but with the camera one kinda must but I don't like it.... So we shall see what happens maybe some Zombie Photos will show up.. If the storm doesn't knock out the power and we don't get :) 3 feet of snow.. Someone eats some bad meat and the zombies become real :)

Just not a good not to sum up and I do feel like I did kinda let people down in a way...............................

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Category: computers

10/26/12 04:53 - ID#56857

New Computer...Computing

So with the picture taking and going to things I really needed my own computer... Some time back I was going to get one but then my mother's died so I got a new one and it is decent... That is the one I use and will still use some.. But as an example when I come home from say Nietches or Even a sabres game can't go over there at 11 and download pictures... Plus Say I'm watching a show like the talking dead and they go online after the show or one of the stars is answering questions live during the show you can't do that.....

So don't get me wrong Laptops are cool and everything but I so have no idea how to use those mice they to me seem tough... Of course if I learned on one sure I'd get it down at some point...

Now I will admit those touch screens also looked pretty cool.. Not even sure if they came with a key board some of them... But the problem there was how do you play a game like Zombie Pets... Maybe one could get a mouse.. But maybe if I had a smart phone.. But do touch Screens have DVD driver one can't really tell.....

Of course PCs are pretty good but what brand and where... To be honest those 3 day sales or one day deal things piss me off.. and so do those here is a code everyone gets a different % off.. You mean on 1,000 bucks some people might get 35% and someone else only 5% randomly argh...

So it took some time to decide what I wanted and I still wasn't sure... So I saw hey Windows 8 is out might as well get one of these and do the preorder thing...

I tried Dell and Best Buy and office depot on line..... The thing that is odd was the office place advertised windows 8. But yet on there page they send you windows 7 then you pay like 14 for the new version.. Some places it was advertised free...Best buy I think... But had a bad thing with their tech support so argh... I almost got this really cool tower...Maybe I should have?

Now the thing with dell is. Maybe I misunderstood or maybe they had a bad webpage... But it seemed they had two or 3 ways to get computers.. They had the towers only or they had all in ones that had touch screens and non but they don't have the tower.... Again though the base price never stays that and here is what leads to my grip.......

Yes I did read an article about windows 8 and did see some stuff on QVC and the option to use the touch screen all those window things or tiles does look cool I admit... But I guess that is really aimed at tablets... OH yeah my grip Ok I get that you will get some trial software. But Microsoft Office shouldn't be one of them! When the company sorry I don't know the correct term makes the operating system that runs how it looks and feels the programs it makes and is on the computer should (OFFICE) should be full... You shouldn't have to pay extra to get them... Now some might disagree with this Mircosoft I'm sure.. But when you advertise that you are coming out with a new version and one that from the ads at least is very different you at the very least if you are buying it new shouldn't have to pay for the full version of office..ARGH....

Oh that reminds me I need to check into Virus protection.... Think If I can find it I might have Norton I can use ? One thing I do have to give props to QVC on is I've seen many computers where they give you like 2-4 years of it.. Yes I get that it is a different company and I guess 6 months free is better then none....

on a side note at work I freaked out they use some form of IE ... And twitter had changed... I for those on twitter who like to look at pictures (Zoo and Nuts are great penthouse isn't bad either) but when you clicked on it took you to another page... So I thought maybe it is a windows 8 thing that they changed how IE works there? I use chrome thanks to (e:Paul) ... And this site.. But that brings up another point I've seen ads for some type of Chrome laptop or maybe they call it a note book or ultra book... Wonder if that is any good? The reason I ask is that I may at some point go the lap top root so I can blog or post as I watch something on the better TV.....

Still have to decide whom to go with on the internet... Guessing Verizon so I don't need anyone coming into my house and My Crime Warner bill is all ready pretty big so...

Hopefully this means I'll be on here more and my photos will be more current.. we shall see....
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Category: photos

10/06/12 12:31 - ID#56813

Skiffling Oct. 2012 Sports...

So Yeah I admit I have been reading lately on the site but haven't had much to say.. Maybe Twitter causes me to think in only 175 types even though it is 140 but in terms of a little blast like hey that biker went through a red light isn't really a blog ...ARGh... So do I have more MIA pix to post gotta look into that some time... But last night was The Skiffle Minstrels ... Good time and great food... Oh the food was good... I quickly saw (e:mrmike) and (e:Lindyfix) dances at the shows some times so here are the pix....

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So Sportsmen's has this some kind of new cheddar Burger and it is great finally they had it... Oh and 10 wings all gone should have taken a picture at the end to ?

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Category: photos

09/22/12 05:21 - ID#56784

Lake Effect Ice Cream

So If I can remember them all I went to the Buffalo Cakery to get Lake Effect Ice Cream all 5 flavors where good.. Levitre Land (guy from the bills), Peanut Butter ephiney, The Whiskey Bacon one, The Aud, and Candy Apple...


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A few pictures from the trip....

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09/18/12 06:45 - ID#56775

MIA 2012

I must first say sorry :) .. It dawned on me that I wasn't 100% truthful. Now lucky for me I'm just a blogger. If I had a show on a cable network I would get canned... If I was a reporter on the news or in any form of journalism I would be in trouble.. Maybe even if I was a paid blogger for say like the Huffington Post I could be in some trouble... I didn't think about Full Disclosure .. The company I work for (Didn't know until I showed up) was one of the sponsors of Music Is Art Festival.... That being said I guess I should post some pictures....

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Now Assuming someone , somewhere is reading this.. Terror Technologies dress up like zombies and then donate money to other charities If memory serves the band with the Wrestling mask was called "The Freeek" and the other band "Live Wires" ?

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So Guess I should add some more photos...

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Yes earlier was Pat Kaleta and that is Andre Reed they both have Charities so... Up next some pictures of "The Ruby Spirit "... They where pretty good last year and this year...

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I was going to keep going but then it dawned on me I think I just posted a ton of photos so.....
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09/17/12 04:52 - ID#56771

MIA 2012 Dancing ?

So Music is Art is a good cause and the festival is all ways fun... Yes for those on the book of face I do have a few albums up over there as well... I think for this post I'm going to post some dancing photos....

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So I guess this Is where I will call it a post ....
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