Sunday, July 29, 2012

NBC Sinks to a New Low

It has come to my attention that NBC has actually censored part of the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.  The performance in question is a tribute to the victims of the London 7/7 terrorist attack in which 52 innocent had their lives taken in four bombings, three on subways and the fourth on a double-decker bus.  It is also partly attributed to the 11 Israeli athletes murdered 40 years ago at the Munich games known as the 1972 Munich Massacre.  This mockery NBC has made is reported by Mitheos Holt at the Blaze.

As if it wasn't bad enough the Olympics are not shown live here in the United States.  As embarrassed as I am to say it, the broadcasting of the games is solely owned by NBC and used as a cash cow.  The events are not shown live, but taped for prime time.  This obviously gives the network juggernaut a greater source for profit.  As if that wasn't bad enough, the belated broadcast is butchered by advertisements.  Every few minutes of the ceremony is stolen for commercials for the new Mini Cooper or dinner at McDonalds.  This should be amusing coming from such a 'progressive' (see: regressive) news network.  NBC usually takes the more subtle form of censorship by simply ignoring stories that do not conform to their propagandist, non-journalistic standards.  However, to do this during as huge an event as the Summer Games is just plain low.  Did they think word would not reach the borders of the US?

Why would they censor this performance rather than any of the others?  Perhaps this is a blatantly 'offensive' tribute to the propagandist goons at NBC because the perpetrators of the horrible 7/7 terrorist attack as well as the Munich Massacre were none other than Muslims.  Considering a large part of the Olympics is made up of Muslim countries, the ever-progressive stiffs at NBC must have thought they were ahead of the game by censoring the tribute with an appalling interview with Michael Phelps in order to not offend Muslims.  How is honoring the innocent victims of militants an act of bigotry to Muslims?  This censoring is an act of bigotry towards the free nations of the first world!  That is if we are still free, of course.  It is an insult to all of the victims.

This is also an insult to Americans and British alike.  Americans should feel insulted by having a media which not only refuses to show a major event live for extra profit and advertising, but also for this policing of such a televised event by deciding what we should or should not be allowed to view.  The British should feel insulted that NBC feels the tribute to the victims of the terror attacks is too inappropriate for televised broadcasting.  On top of that, NBC embarrasses the United States in front of the entire world with this act of censorship.  Perhaps they made China blush at little.

Thankfully, the tribute is being uploaded to the web.  Not surprisingly, the generosity of these anonymous contributors is being met with kind regards.  I along with most of my fellow Americans respect and honor the dead of our allies like they do ours.  Here is the video of the beautiful performance from our friends across the pond:

Recent news has former CNN president Jonathan Klein being replaced.  This is attributed to CNN plummeting ratings as of late.  The New York Times' Brian Stelter describes CNN as "the lone nonpartisan source of cable news, positioning Fox News to the right and MSNBC to the left."  Many of us know CNN is actually playing to the left and having individuals and non-stories to make believe they are working with the right as well.  The left may deny it, but Fox News does play more center more often than others, and it has the ratings to show it.  Americans know deep in their hearts they are being lied to, and are consequently changing the channel.  Perhaps it is about time NBC started worrying about the foundations beneath their feet.  They won't have anyone to hold them up for long if they continue playing the American people for dummies.

I have already given up on NBC's Today and Early Today shows due to them putting up mainly non-stories, steering the audience to skew their perceptions, and just general lack of professionalism.  I get up early in the mornings for my job, so I like to watch the news.  I watched Early Today for the first time, and the two hosts were irritating to say the least.  They are stereotypical sitcom caricatures.  The woman is the intelligent one with a bitchy attitude, and the man is the moron who tries cracking all the jokes to his uninterested co-host.  After giving it a try the next morning, I finally moved on to CBS.  The host their at least keeps a level head and the news is generally news.

This is just for the early mornings where I need to wake up, eat breakfast, and get out the door.  Almost all of my news comes from the internet.  Most times I catch the news is when my family is watching MSNBC.  It is an activity that will likely sicken me now, so I say adieu!

Forsaken Eagle

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Thoughts and Ramblings

Another busy week of work out of the way.  I mostly have to look forward to my final.  I also have to look for books and finish some paperwork for the fall semester.  Anyways, how about I just put together a mishmash of random thoughts and events going on in my life:

—I decided to try one of those energy drinks.  I got a couple free from a Monster Energy Drink representative at my school.  I'll admit that I was hesitant about drinking it.  The drinks have an almost gritty taste to it, so I wasn't looking forward to that.  Still I couldn't argue with free, and threw caution to the wind.  Boy was I wired for a while, then a crash.  They could rename it "High-in-a-Can" for all I care.  Then again, I did have a light dinner so it was probably expected.

—The stores around have their Christmas in July products up and advertised.  It brings to my mind the news of a woman pepper-spraying a crowd to beat the lines, a security guard getting trampled to death, and wooden shelves literally collapsing from animal-like consumers shoving each other to get a discount-priced computer.  I am referring to Black Friday of course.  It is a sad day indeed.  It shows just how much society cares more about having the "latest and greatest".  Was life in the US always like this?  It is nice to have 'things', but what about the simpler things like being with family or just enjoying what is there for free?

I don't want to sound hypocritical as I couldn't resist getting an Xbox 360 when I saved up some money, but I think there is a distinction between buying something nice every once in a while and buying the new things as soon as they come out.  Always spending, spending, spending, but never feeling happy having new things.  Maybe I'm just unusual.

—There is something absolutely satisfying about building and creating something with my own hands.  At my job, I had to put together a few of these mobile product carts of varying designs.  Each has its own function so no two are alike.  I love the problem solving aspect of building these things.  To a passerby, it is just a cart with product on it.  However, I get a small high seeing the final result at the end, and the only way to keep it going is to start again.  This is one of those simple pleasures I can find in my rather typical, mundane life.  When I can muster it up, cooking and cleaning my living space has the same type of accomplishment factor to it.  It's a puzzle with numerous possible solutions.  The process is an adventure and the finished product is sweet.  What can I say?  I'm unusual.

I keep saying I'm going to do more activities like this.  However, I almost always get caught up into the same routines.  It is that natural tendency to resist change inherit in most of us to some degree.  Since I have been in Physics II this summer, I was able to play with several different type of circuitry.  It brings back old memories of hanging out with my dad in the garage and making homemade flashlights and other simple electronics.  Back then he could have told me it was magic.  Today, it is even more amazing knowing that electricity can be understood and controlled.  Who ever said any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic is a genius.  Even a simple device like a flashlight is magical taking the time to understand how such a thing can be made with my own two hands.  Maybe I'll make working on electronics and mechanical devices a new personal pastime.

—Having a simple glass of beer in my armchair is quite relaxing.  It is too easy of a habit to just drink cheap beer out of a cans by the quantity.  I have been exploring various import and domestic beers from the local shops.  Lagers, porters, ales, and what else I'm not an expert on.  Having a chilled beer stein to see the color and smell the aromas is definitely more intimate.  I have tried mixed drinks and wines, but beer seems to be the only thing that tickles my fancy.  I think it is the mix of bitterness with the various combinations of hops and wheat that keeps me on the beer team.  Maybe it is just in my blood (primarily German/Austrian) which keeps me loyal.  Give me a good book or music and I'm set for a nice night.  No news, internet, or drama-inducing folks to raise the stress levels.  I have always been a more solitude-leaning person.  I enjoy being alone more than others.

—I watched most of the opening for the Olympic Games in London.  I enjoyed it thoroughly.  This is probably the highlight of the Olympics for me.  I never really paid much attention to the Olympics in years past.  Sure I'll watch the highlights, but the opening ceremony was the show for me.  I also enjoyed the Parade of Nations.  It is easy to forget just how many countries there are in this world.  Seeing all of the different people in one location (and ignoring the obvious tensions between rivaling countries that are standard for the games) is truly special.  Many, many of those people have great talents.  It is easy to be a little envious of their accomplishments.  I wish them all good luck.  It'll be the time of their lives I'm sure.

Well this is a small weight off of my chest.  Sometimes the simple act of free writing (typing) without worrying about all of the little nuances helps publish the post.  It is too easy for me to get lost in the little details and imperfections to the point I never get anything done.  Maybe one day I will put up an essay on a single topic, but for now this will do.

Forsaken Eagle

Friday, July 27, 2012

A Sort of Hiatus

I haven't really been on the ball for cataloging my thoughts to this blog lately.  It is partly due to being busy with work and school.  It is also because of a lack of desire to really be around the usual topics I delve into.  No, I have not changed my positions.  Far from it, I am actually very jaded by the amount of information which pounds my thoughts after a thorough research (not to mention the sore eyes after staring at a piece of plastic with thousands of little lights in it for hours straight).  The typical stuff just eats away at my sanity, so the need to tune out is essential.

This is more of a reassurance to myself that I am not simply going to let this blog sit in a corner and collect dust.  I rather love having this medium to convey my thoughts not only to myself but also to any potential passerby.  With a hefty final fast approaching and a heavier workload, the normal discussions of feminism and leftism in general are just a bother.  I need to now and then brush aside the greater troubles outside and focus on what effects me in a more direct and instantaneous manner.

I will say to myself again: I have not abandoned my blog, and I will not for the foreseeable future.

Forsaken Eagle

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Catching Some Sun

No talks about politics or sick ideologies today.  This is more of a random status update for a slow, hot day.

Here in North Alabama, we are having record highs as with many other locales around the country.  Being from Arizona, heat itself isn't as much the problem but the humidity.  It's the humidity here that has forced me to wear shorts for the first time in two years.  This goes along with all of the weird plants that grow and die out hear.  First couple weeks I moved here, I had the worst headaches- no, migraines I have ever experienced.  This heat is being used to spur the global warming front.  Although I won't get into it here, someone had the nerve to say the name "climate change" is really a conservative conspiracy.  The leftists never cease to amaze me.  In a few words: it's hot out there.

I don't like to stay inside for long periods of time, but there doesn't seem to be much choice.  Short walks in the morning and evening are on the table.  During the day?  Forget it.  I exercise, read, eat, watch the news, a movie, or what else for the most part.  I do not have a lot of plans for the fourth since most family is on the other side of the country.  I'll probably cook up some food from the kitchen and watch a war documentary on the internet (because the 'History' Channel only does shows about pawn shops and alien abductions these days).  A World War II documentary is most likely on the menu.  Not to mention, I also have to study for a physics exam the next day, but I won't beat myself up too hard over it.

I have been looking at starting to go out to practice target shooting.  A week ago I got a chance to fire off some of my uncle's rifles and revolvers at a local gun range.  I should get used to using larger caliper handguns, but I might just buy a .22 handgun from a local used gun store to get plenty of practice.  I have always wanted to become proficient with the use of firearms, but have lived most of my life in a gun-free household and haven't known too many friends or family who had guns.  Mainly I want to have a gun for personal protection where I live and when I start doing road trips.

 Aside from that, I have picked up the book "The Second World War" by historian Antony Beevor recommended by Bernard Chapin.  I have finished reading through the Battle of Britain chapter, and I am impressed by this author's writing ability.  The chapters are full of information, but not in overwhelming quantities.  A common problem I have with historical books or biographies is when the text becomes too wordy.  This includes the use of outlandish terms and detail of the scene to the last molecule.  Aside from many French and Chinese names, Beevor writes in a fluent manner and provides just enough information to draw out the battles and such for the reader, including some nice battle maps here and there.  I am only about 150 pages into this over 800-page monster, but I am enjoying every sentence of it.  It covers the entire war, and I recommend it to other WWII enthusiasts out there.

Forsaken Eagle

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Brewing Storm

Read a great comment from the-Spearhead made by a man closer to my own age.  Like W. F. Price, I'll let Young Guy lay it out and tell it the way it is:

"If feminists think men, especially young men, are angry, they don’t know the half of it. As a 26 year-old male, I have seen this society bend over backwards to accommodate women all the time.

"The school curriculums are geared toward female success. Schools have countless women’s programs. Female teachers can be as hateful as they want towards male students without facing consequences. People cheer when girls succeed in school, but jeer when boys succeed in school. Even though females have every advantage in the education system, they somehow still have the audacity to complain. They take fluff majors but don’t realize anyone with less than half a brain could pass classes in the humanities and social sciences. Boys are dropping like flies in the education system, but no one cares. America’s education system has become a joke ever since feminist legislation was passed to make the education system more female-friendly.

"Oh, and just look at the workplace. Sexual harassment laws give women freedom to dress slutty and still have the nerve to complain when men sneak a peek. If you are a man who has a female co-worker, you have to walk on eggshells everyday or else you can get fired because the twat in the other room got her panties in a bunch over something minor you said. You can be a man who has busted his ass everyday to succeed in your chosen profession, only to see it mean nothing because some woman who was nothing more than an affirmative action hire. If this isn’t bad enough, you get these useless women who are subpar, yet they still never shut up about breaking through the mythical glass-ceiling that they didn’t break and didn’t exist in the first place.

"Also, I have really had enough of women dragging this country down with their dead-weight. Female soldiers, police officers, and firefighters are liabilities. No, all you ladies in these jobs, you aren’t heroes. I am going to go insane if I hear one more female soldier, police officer, or firefighter cry about not getting the respect she thinks she deserves. She doesn’t get respect because she doesn’t deserve respect. The military, law enforcement, and firefighters would be A LOT better off if women stopped lowering the bar to astronomical proportions.

"I could go on and on about fathers being the butt of all jokes, male-only spaces being infiltrated by women, misandry in the entertainment industry, female-on-male violence and male suicide being treated like it either it doesn’t exist or it doesn’t matter, single mothers and all their horrors, and just all the complaining women do everyday about insignificant things, but I think most of you understand where I am coming from already.

"Males raised in feminist households or single-mother households are sick and tired of all this nonsense because they have seen the hatefulness in feminism since they were born, and every day afterwards. These young men are extremely angry because it has been made clear to them they are considered irrelevant by most of society. Go ahead, keep throwing us young guys under the bus, because you are just making things worse. You have no idea how angry young men like me are after being thrown under the bus ever since we were born.

"The backlash is not only real, but it is well-deserved. Apologies won’t erase the damage which has been done. Acting like what happened because of feminism either didn’t happen or was minor is a slap in the face. Saying women have suffered from feminism just as much as men is like spitting in the faces of all the men who have suffered ten lifetimes of pain because of feminism.

"Women have no idea what they have done to us Generation Y men."
Well said, Young Guy.  Often the MRM is looked at as some movement of old white men who love to complain.  Truth is most aspiring anti-feminists are in the under-thirty demographic.  We were born into a decaying society and have no sorry feelings to the "plight of women."  Women are equal if not more equal in these modern times, and yet the old lies still continue.  The feminists and their lackeys can (and will) try to pigeon hole us and continue crying to be perpetual victims for men.  However, doing so will only make our convictions stronger and stronger still.

I myself have made warnings here on this blog and elsewhere if feminists continue to oppose men's rights and liberties, they are only ensuring their own destruction.  You're the enemy.  You're the oppressor.  A storm of your own creation is brewing, and you will be powerless to stop it.

Forsaken Eagle