Friday, April 26, 2013

Letter to U.S. employers

Dear American employers,

I am an U.S. American citizen. I was born in this country in early 1972 growing up poor, in poor neighborhoods, raised by a single parent. I was taught from a very early age that education is and always will be a way out of misery. Life was not easy and often it was a struggle for my mother to make ends meet and we often did get help from welfare. I started working in a restaurant when I was 14 years old not making much money but what I did earn I used for myself and often helped my mom. I eventually had to drop out of high school to support myself and struggled for 6 years completely lost until one day I realized that getting my G.E.D. and going to college was going to provide me with some sense of job security.

I acquired my G.E.D., then moved to a technical college pursuing automotive as a degree taking out government loans in the belief that I would one day prosper and do well. I successfully completed my education and was in debt for over $20,000 at the time. It has now reached almost $30,000 due to interest and forbearance. I graduated college in 2000 in Advanced automotive technology, and have bounced from job to job due to lay offs and shops closing. I decided to go back to school in 2005 and try again and pursue computers and networking. Again, I successfully finished in 2007 and at first I did get job offers, but slowly the offers dried up. It would be weeks until I would find work sometimes going months and months I'd be without work. It has been now 6 years that I have been in and out of work and none of the I.T. jobs that I did have were permanent. They were all contractual.

My resume is fully updated and posted on several employee websites. I have submitted it to hundreds and hundreds of employers and recruiters and while I have had some success with some good agents out there, they are far and few. Most have either turned me down, or have given my hopes up high only to never follow up or help me.

What I want to know from you is : how is the economy supposed to recover when you employers are actively discriminating against people like me that through no fault of their own have been unemployed for a long time?

Why are you not hiring people?

Why are you not helping people like me? I want to work. I want to contribute. I am smart and I will do anything. I worked hard in college to earn my degrees.

Don't I deserve the same chances as everyone else?

I have done nothing to deserve what has happened to me. I have no criminal record. I have never been involved in any offenses. Other than my college loans, I have no other debt. I've never done drugs, nor broken a law in my life.

Why are you discriminating against me especially when all I want is to work and you refuse to hire me? I don't understand.

For Your Information.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Best photo of a bearish man

Upcoming Marvel Films (2013-2015)

Iron Man 3 (May 3, 2013)
The Wolverine (July 26, 2013)
Thor: The Dark World (November 8, 2013)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (April 4, 2014)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (May 2, 2014)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (July 18, 2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1, 2014)
Fantastic Four Reboot (March 6, 2015)
The Avengers 2 (May 1, 2015)
Ant-Man (November 6, 2015)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013


let's remind ourselves that it is small-dick intellectual cavemen with an IQ of less than 80 like this fine piece a shit that allows right-wing corporate-funded groups like ALEC write laws for him to pass. THIS is what we are up against.


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Plato's Universe

Plato’s Universe
According to a recent theory the Universe could be a dodecahedron. It is surprising that Plato used a dodecahedron as the quintessence to describe the cosmos. Plato (c. 427 BC – c. 347 BC) also stated that time had a beginning; it came together with the universe in one instant of creation.
Plato held the view that mathematical objects really existed so that they are discovered by mathematicians (in the same way that new continents are discovered by explorers) rather than invented. Plato believed that mathematics provided the best training for thinking about science and philosophy. The five regular solids are named Platonic Solids today after Plato.
Of the 5 solids, the tetrahedron has the smallest volume for its surface area and the icosahedron the largest; they therefore show the properties of dryness and wetness respectively and so correspond to Fire and Water. The cube, standing firmly on its base, corresponds to the stable Earth but the octahedron which rotates freely when held by two opposite vertices, corresponds to the mobile Air. The dodecahedron corresponds to the Universe because the zodiac has 12 signs (the constellations of stars that the sun passes through in the course of one year) corresponding to the 12 faces of the dodecahedron.
“To earth, then, let us assign the cubic form, for earth is the most immovable of the four and the most plastic of all bodies, and that which has the most stable bases must of necessity be of such a nature. Now, of the triangles which we assumed at first, that which has two equal sides is by nature more firmly based than that which has unequal sides, and of the compound figures which are formed out of either, the plane equilateral quadrangle has necessarily a more stable basis than the equilateral triangle, both in the whole and in the parts. Wherefore, in assigning this figure to earth, we adhere to probability, and to water we assign that one of the remaining forms which is the least movable, and the most movable of them to fire, and to air that which is intermediate. Also we assign the smallest body to fire, and the greatest to water, and the intermediate in size to air, and, again, the acutest body to fire, and the next in acuteness to air, and the third to water. Of all these elements, that which has the fewest bases must necessarily be the most movable, for it must be the acutest and most penetrating in every way, and also the lightest as being composed of the smallest number of similar particles, and the second body has similar properties in a second degree, and the third body, in the third degree. Let it be agreed, then, both according to strict reason and according to probability, that the pyramid is the solid which is the original element and seed of fire, and let us assign the element which was next in the order of generation to air, and the third to water.We must imagine all these to be so small that no single particle of any of the four kinds is seen by us on account of their smallness, but when many of them are collected together, their aggregates are seen. And the ratios of their numbers, motions, and other properties, everywhere God, as far as necessity allowed or gave consent, has exactly perfected and harmonized in due proportion.“
Plato: Timaeus (55d-56c) p 1181
The posters visualize the five solids in space creating a surreal depiction of Plato’s Universe.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Why people riot

“When you cut facilities, slash jobs, abuse power, discriminate, drive people into deeper poverty & shoot people dead whilst refusing to provide answers or justice, the people will rise up & express their anger & frustration if you refuse to hear their cries. A riot is the language of the unheard.” - MLK
Following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4th 1968, people rioted in over 100 major cities in America.
It was determined that the states could not successfully repress what seemed to be an unrising in America, so the white house sent tens of thousands of national guard troops to several cities where the unrest was strongest.
J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI director who was responsible for COINTELPRO and thought to be the person who ordered Malcolm X’s assassination, reportedly recommended to top officials that they have the national guard kill the rioters. Walter Washington refused and later became the first elected mayor of Washington D.C. as well as the first black mayor in the city.

R.I.P. Roger Ebert (1942-2013)