Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Now, I've heard it all

Has anyone read from CNN that the FBI cannot afford e-mail accounts for its agents? The reason for this is even better. The FBI, has its own Anglo leasing. Yes, the FBI invested some $2B, (B stands for billion, you're reading correctly) for some supposed, well dreamed, technology project. The contracting company never delivered, and no one is demanding this money back. Instead, as a way of combating questions into the flabbergasting possibility that the FBI is denying some of its agents e-mail accounts; one lady said that some 2000 agents would have e-mail accounts by December. Seriously? It will take the enormous institution 9 months to set up 2000 e-mail accounts? In terms of affordability, this cost compared to the operating costs of this bureau does not amount to a drop in the ocean. What is going on with Bush's administration?

Gossip has it that the port deals, the ones that they would not let the UAE company through to run. Guess who is going to get the deal? Think again. You got it, HALIBURTON. Yes, Haliburton. Haliburton is the same company that charges $100 for a soldier's meal in Iraq and they fed them crap. Including giving them untreated water from either the Euphrates or the Tigris, who knows. The same Haliburton charged to the government, $1400 for hammers after giving them a politically correct name that made it sound important. No government contract has been pulled from this company yet. Yes, they are completely immersed with the Bush family. So all of you screaming in pleasure about dignitaries from this West you choose to assume is so great and not corrupt, please stop. Tell them instead to pull out the logs from their eyes before they point out the splinter in yours.

Away from politics, here is a neighbor not to have. How annoying. They should set him up for a public flogging and then turn his yard to a dog poop dump site. Make him watch that and like it.

Want an error proof job? Meteorologist. They had been singing about 3-18 inches of snow. We were lucky to see a dusting here this morning. Some errors are acceptable but when they have everyone turning on their emergency units and going over emergency drills, for nothing! And this isn't the first time. I guess good guessing is what they do. They're telling us we'll see a dusting tomorrow, I think we'll be buried in snow then.

Did you know the Irish white consider it a no, no to marry outside of Irish? Yeah. They look down on that. I learnt that at some St. Patty's parade/drinking binge last Friday. What would they say to a mixed race marriage? Did you also know the Puerto Rican Latino is considered the Latino trash? Yeah. And J. LO and her husband are Puerto Ricans. I was given this as a reason why she has had so many amazing issues. So like calling a Mexican, Puerto Rican is a good way to make enemies. Tribalism is rampant in Africa as we all know. Basically, does anyone believe there's a chance of ever uniting this world?

Friday, March 17, 2006

Definitely makes you go mhhhh

*I guess love will lead people to do strange things.

* Jessica Simpson snubbed Bush... Hehehehehe.
Maybe she isn't as dumb as she looks.

*Q: Kenyans, mercenaries, Raila, Kibaki, government ---> Hog-wash?
A: True

*Crude oil has been getting cheaper past few days, gas prices are going higher. The oil companies are making record profits. Congress is meeting them to discuss this trend. Anyone believe this will lead anywhere? Didn't think so.

* Iraq is teetering on the edge of a civil war. The US air force has launched a massive strike. Since they "control" Iraq via the so called new Iraq Government, are they at war with themselves? Oh, well. It was bound to happen sooner than later.

* The stinking rich KC Chiefs, their owners and the state of MO think taxpayers with little money to spare (aka me) should pay more taxes so that the stinking rich keep getting richer. Instead, they (rich ones) could each give up 50% of their $7-15M earnings per year and build the damn roof at Arrowhead Stadium themselves. Making me madder is that there's no financial benefit to the state, but plenty to the chief and Royals owners, to be gained from this. That translates to me paying taxes for this roof for years. Goodness, why when the average cost to park a vehicle during a chiefs game is $25??! Strangely, I know the average taxpayer will vote to allow this damn tax just so that they don't lose the chiefs to LA. You ask me, I love the chiefs but c'mon, don't sucker me!

* This state had 92 tornadoes touch down 5 days ago and we should be snowing again within the next 24 hours? Given that tornadoes are a factor of warming temperatures and snow the opposite of that... AAhhhh, gotta love the Midwest.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Enough Already!

Perpetual Victim Syndrome. As per the description of a victim, I can't help but wonder if this also becomes a disease. I can't help but notice the symptoms of a chronic illness brewing in Kenya. It is with everyone. And more so, it is exasperating to watch. Victims of unfair practices, victims of undelivering governments.

Standard/KTN the victims?
Are they done whining yet? Over a week later and they are still talking about the raid? Has nothing else happened in that nation since? And these victims, are they telling us the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Has anyone else noticed how much their coverage is about the raid and not the 3 staff members and their cases? What is the reason behind why these people were being held? I find it hard to believe that the only reason is because they wrote about Kalonzo and Kibaki meeting. That, I think, may have triggered an investigation. Into what I ask, dear Standard? Because by all measures, why only the Standard was raided? What is the alleged security breach? I must point out, I'm all for shutting down every newspaper if it provides a security breach. Also, I'm not a believer in the news/media being over and above the safety of the people. If there's a leak in State house, speak or serve time. My safety and my family's before news, which by the way are biased as is possible to be. Has any of you asked if Standard/KTN is being completely honest? Have they lied by omission? I think so. But they can. Because you eat it up. They have control over you and they know it.

The crowds are screaming for blood
In a recent post, I described the pontius Pilate Syndrome. Where everyone gathers and starts screaming for blood. And it's happening again. Why, I ask, have Kenyans turned off their brains? Why are you all so willing to be manipulated? Why must you all agree on nothing? How comes, it's so easy for you to believe in everything you read, despite years of literature that have taught you to analyze what you read. How comes the only solution you all have for everything that goes wrong is resignation? What happened to correction? Who says you're all perfect? If we ran our businesses this way, would we have a single surviving one? Could we possibly fire everyone that errors, without investigation, and say, we find that they are guilty, without a process of correction? For everyone that resigned following Anglo Leasing, how many projects have stalled? Was this worthwhile or could they have been working, since after all they're getting paid as investigations continue?

Angry or Crazed
The way I see it, Kenyans are angry. About many things and rightfully so. But I'm unhappy with how they are handling this. Kenyans are jaded, so they are venting. I liken these acts of idiosyncrasies to throwing crystal objects to walls as a show of anger. Because they are angry, Kenyans are spreading misery. To everyone in power. I'm amazed that anyone runs for elections with a crowd like this one. Who would want to claim charge over people that refuse to be helped? People who want to "preach to the world" that they have been wronged, and cannot wait for the next example to showcase. The Kenyans have been victims of injustices for so long and they must complain about it some more. Oh, oh, oh, here comes another chance to prove we, kenyans, are victims. My advice to you all, snap out of it. You can only whine so much before those listening have heard enough. There are those that haven't though. Does it concern anyone that the UK house has time to debate what is going on in your country? Did they stop their daily affairs to debate the starving people? This they interfere with? Tell me, why did your forefathers fight for freedom? How comes, you all think it's a great day when the world is debating your dumb acts? Don't you see that the people that suffer are those where the potential aid would have helped them? Why does someone not turn to these people and tell them to help without sanctions, especially where it does not involve concern with spending of allotted funds, or shove it! I'm particularly proud that Kibaki said he wasn't firing anyone to appease the crowds anymore. Good one, NOT Pontius Pilate!

Why you have no choice but to process and discard the bad stuff
Remember Hitler and the Jews? Recall Rwanda? Everyone agrees that Hitler was horrible. So were the interhamwe and the people influencing the general Hutus to kill their Tutsi countrymen and women. Agreed. But are these the only people to blame. Isn't the honest and appropriate feeling towards these genocides disappointment in the human race? The general German elitist and Hutu elitist who killed another man because he was influenced, is he innocent? Wasn't he responsible for his thoughts? Did he not have control over that? Could he not decide not to believe crap he heard? That's where you all come in. You can think the worst of the government and every official in it. Just think it. After you have read and observed, conclusively think it. Don't give reasons such as "I read in the papers" and believe that to be a sufficient answer? Let that prompt you to find out more or to know that there could be more to learn. There are always 2 sides to every story. And listening with an open mind to both sides is the key to being honestly informed. The worst and most dangerous person is he with little information. Because he thinks he knows when he doesn't. And the general Kenyan is here right now.

The White Man doesn't know better
Trust me. Therefore stop writing about how the "white world is up in arms against this or the other" ,because it agrees with your sentiments, as a happy thing. If you thought it, that should be sufficient to give it weight. Weight is not when 27 delegations chip in their 25 cents worth? If they can see a pattern, so can you and the next Kenyan. If they say it, it isn't automatically right. I beg kindly that you cease and desist to make important news of the white man's opinion. I'm quite sure it carries no more thought process than my own. IT gives them reason to deny you much needed aid though. And also gives them reason to claim you're incapable of handling this or the other on your own. After all, aren't you always looking up to them to confirm your opinions?

Clock's Ticking:
In reality, Kenya is a very developed country with great human resource, in comaprison with 3rd world countries. In reality as well, Kenyans are excitable and are easily manipulated into tunnel vision. In greater reality, Kenya's debt was not pardoned while that of its neighbors, its general competitors was. Translate that to this. Kenya has a very short while to cement its worthiness. As we speak, the other countries have capital not accessible to Kenyans until after they're done paying off debt. Kenyans need to simmer down and start concentrating on true and effective methods that secure the competitive edge of the nation. Forget the Standard Newspapers and address the starving. The Standard can afford its own lawyers. Concentrate on enticing foreign investment now, while there's still an edge. Time is running out. Make sure when you all stop whining about how angry you all are it's not because you're too hungry to continue. Make some goals and attain them. Let not everyday propaganda veer you off that path that easily.