Randumb Thoughts

It’s starting to be both a gift and curse with so much time on my hands, spending a lot of time doing nothing more than apply to jobs and day dreaming. Over the past week I’ve been letting my head in the clouds as usual. Perhaps some ideas are worth sharing and some are worth burying in a deep hole like a box of old porno mags. Either case, I thought I can put them here and let you figure it out.

After over a decade of “smart” phones, my cell phone still unlocks from the softest touch. With a touch screen, I stick in my pocket when I head out and whenever I whip it out, most of the time I have to deal with a mess or everything comes together and my phone somehow opened up to my browser. Phone locking hasn’t really changed, you have to put in a number or have to swipe and then you can do whatever you want. After looking through my phone’s history of the apps and websites, I’m certain my phone is a depressed drunk. It listens to the saddest music on my phone and tries to look up the longest website names. Either I have to get my phone laid or take it to AA, maybe hook it up to a busty Blackberry or something.

The 20 year olds might remember the the blackout in the summer of 2003. Power went out and people were flipping out. If you lived on the east coast and in a big city, everything just stopped and people just went crazy. People were piling into buses and city surfaces were crowded. Where I was living, I’m surprised no one just went for the idea of just smashing and looting stuff. I live in a centre of Canadian commerce where you can literally walk into any store and snatch a big screen TV. Imagine living without internet for a week? It would be horrible, but what if it was the power that went out? There will be Internet, but you won’t be able to get to it. I would wager after a few months, a lot of people would go nuts. Considering on all the jobs that require a computer now, imagine the backlog in the form of physical paperwork if the power went out. Upside, winter work hours would be shorter unless your business can afford candles.

Recently I walked passed my old high school, I wasn’t creeping; I was going to the mall to kill time. So this must have been new or something but my high school has security cameras mounted everywhere. Not only that, the cameras had this wire cage around them. This is starting to be clearer as an adult, school is a prison. At first you go like there is something wrong with you and then you’re stuck there for your 15 year sentence. All that time, you probably won’t be fed and you get your ass kicked in by other inmates students until you crawl back into your cell and cry. Then when you get out, the world is a difference place and you have more hair than you use to have. When has it come to the point where we’re treating kids like prisoners? You have to have a constant eye on them and and made sure they stayed in once place. There’s definitely something wrong when we treat kids like criminals. Parents if you wanted to lock up you kids, put them in the basement for 15 years, at least they will have their computer and XBox for the duration rather than learning about stuff which mostly will never be used in a social situation. So far I haven’t wooed a girl with my historical wit or my basic understanding of psychology.

With a current living condition like mine, I have been thinking which would be better; living like this or live in prison? Consider side one, my life right now. I have to pay for food, no much recreation and I have to look for a job. Prison on the other, sounds like a resort destination. No need to worry about finding a job, you get the exercise and food you need free of charge, there are activities you can do until you are set to leave. Like who wouldn’t want to just sleep, eat and be entertained all day? I’m surprised not a lot of people committed a crime just to take a sabbatical or just a lifelong vacation. If they didn’t tell you it was prison or jail, it seems like a nice place to go. You don’t work, you just stay there for a predetermined time while they feed you and have plenty of time to yourself.

I’m not much of a believer of religion. For one thing, I would need more than divine intervention to fix my problems. I do believe in “that’s what you get”. Where you do a bad thing and you get bad things bad for you. It would be the most ironic ways it would boomerang back to you. It works in international politics and it works in personal life. Take a look at the War in Iraq, when the US declared war two things happened. Everyone told them it was a bad idea, they did it anyways. Now they have to suffer through Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus. I don’t know what I did for a streak of bad luck so I’m hoping all this bad luck becomes good things later on. After 20+ years, I expect I inherit Microsoft or something. At least let me find a big box of porn in the woods.

That’s all I got for now; I’m going to eat a cold burger.


Touchy touchy on religion–From an atheist/non-religious person

[Some opinions may be too insensitive to some readers, read at your own discretion. Also sorry if I offended you…]

Rarely do I touch my topics about religion. In it’s own right, it is difficult at times to discuss and usually fruitful to the open minded. It is not whether you choose a religion, but of a religion that best suits your own spiritual needs. However it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to subscribe to one.

Each religion has some positive and negative merits despite size and influence. At the core, Christianity is the go-to for believing in good in others. Start branching out and you start having crazy stuff like shaming homosexuality and generally intolerance to people and ideas not similar to Christianity itself. Then again, that can be said for any religion branching out after centuries of new ideas. Big example of this is Christianity itself, which branched of from Judaism. But seems as though Christianity does branch out immensely with all these subsets. I live near 5 churches within a 2 block radius, all different sects. Religion is also in belief of philosophy and not of a deity at all or loosely connected to them. Hinduism for one thing focuses on a cycle of rebirth. Good now, bad next, good after that. pretty much laying down in simplest of terms. Hinduism went off too and brought us ideologies, seen in Buddhism and Eastern folk religions like Confucianism. All believing in good onto others, honour and social order. I’m not attuned to religious beliefs but from the observable, this is what I know; a pretty short description, but none the less concise enough to be curious about it.

From afar, all do retain great merits for a positive society. Order, justice, cooperation, kindness and so forth; however seems on the outside they all have some method of indoctrination or subscription to them. Kind of a turn off if it is an interest is to really put effort for something you’re only really curious about. Example being I’m not going to church every Sunday to learn about Christianity or meditate in a temple to learn Buddhism.

Aside from sheer laziness, I choose to be non-religious. But not close minded to the point where I reject people’s beliefs, I quite like people who prefer something or nothing in terms of a religion. Makes me want to asks questions as an outsider about it. For the most part, I do keep an open mind about the whole matter. However I do draw the line at where you are telling me as a sales pitch.

Though some would be straight up and say or think “Non-religious? Then you don’t believe in (insert name of deity here)” Quite untrue, I do believe but it’s quite different. In terms of an entity or being, I don’t believe in  that. “God” is quite simply our word to approach something impalpable but intrinsic, like emotions like “happy” or “sad”. In that sense, “god” could be a state of being like an emotion. We can define emotions as good and bad; in Christianity, God is defined an entity can be vengeful (the bad) or merciful (the good). With most deity-based religions, they also are responsible for kindness and retribution. Realistically, we are in charge of these values to be kind and just to one another. That is the approximate core values in humanism, there is no “god” but the “gods” we create. We ourselves are the good, the bad, the right, the wrong. So cut the middleman and say “God” is us, humanity.

I remember one time someone asked me if I had to pick one which one I would become; I would create a mix of everything. First to establish there is no deity, entity or place to worship. The only obligation is do the right thing for the good of everyone. Following the ideas of impartial fair justice and tolerance regardless of differences. Treat all how you want to be treated, can’t cry unfair if you want the same unfair treatment to others. Not much towards that effect. Just being plain human upholding those important values.

May 21, Rapture, Doomsday, Apocalypse – “Fake or not, I’m game”

So if you haven’t been reading the news, the rapture is here (according to that book, The Bible). As sceptical as I may be on the subject of the almighty end of civilization and a possible rebirth, there are a good few values to learn from it. Examples? Don’t be taking candy bars, don’t be consuming excess amounts of food, be helpful to all and all that jazz. Though I do take a logical approach to it; screw the Bible (sorry my Christian buddies), help when you can, do what you can and if some person wants to mouth off at you, go right ahead but don’t jump the gun. The whole get-up of being or doing the “Christian” seems like you have to be good to be Christian. Not so, doing good is very universal; find the right time and the right purpose to do so, then be amazed by how much one small action can bring. However though in my mind if there was such a God, I wouldn’t think anyone would get off that easy. You can’t simply just do one small deed and go to heaven. If anything, it would be weighed on purity of the soul (I think this is in the Bible, if not…that sucks). Maybe even good stuff to bad stuff equals a passing grade to heaven? In both those scenarios, I would get in the former and probably be rejected by the latter. In any rate, the closest star’s not going to go supernova any time soon in terms of human lifespan; so in all likelihood, we’re stuck here for about a couple billion years or so with enough time to spare to do what we can to get out of this planet and onto the next habitable world we come across. From what my Christian acquaintances, we might see the dead rise. I think that’s already happened (Technically “quasi-dead”). But lets just say for the sake of this small time blog that the dead rise and they’re the zombies we all saw coming, could we the people of our possible undoing prevent our destruction by our recent dead?

I’ve consulted The Zombie Survival Guide(recommended reading for zombie/survival preparedness enthusiasts), as a well maintained group of citizens it’s a definite yes. For me however would be difficult considering many factors such as weapons, allies and food supplies. Everyone I’ve ask seems to have a little or elaborate plan in case zombies do arrive. I for one, would be ready but not really all the way ready. I’ve planned out my escape routes, survival strategies and a few back up solutions; but no matter how much planning will get me a few trusty friends to help build barricades or find food and items. In all likely scenarios, I would be one of many ready to settle into a colony or a human outpost. Currently I’ve put my survival kit build on hold because I have no money to put in it at the moment; but once I have the cash flow or when the time comes, I’ll have the basic things I need to survive the first couple months or so. Here’s how it’s going to go down:

What I got now:

-2 First Aid Kits (small travel size, medium supply box)

-10 piece multi-tool

-large serrated blade (in case i need to cut something bigger)



-flashlight + lots of batteries

-books and a notebook to prevent insanity

-small bag with enough space to carry all the above and a spare pair of pants, socks, shirt and sweater

I need:

-pistol or rifle (hard to find a gun shop around here, likely stick in raiding some place or a chainsaw or something destructive) and ammo

-rucksack or just a massive back pack (need to bring some more clothes or find stuff I want to keep)

-large medical supply kit (in case I need to bandage myself like mad)

-consumables with good nutritional content (can/preserved goods)

-rope (maybe 200 metres or so, you can never have enough)

-tarp or large canvas (last because I doubt I would really need it much)

Actually, looking at this list I can say I’m pretty well stocked for now. I have a few routes planned on where to hide out or start a small settlement. Though an undead attack may not happen (probability is likely really low), it’s good to be prepared in case you need to jump in and make a difference. Whether it is doing good or pulling through humanity in the harshest of times when the world comes to a fiery or crazy end, just stay prepared.

You guys made your plans yet?