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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Female Drivers: Stereotyped ?

Are Female Drivers stereotyped ?

For the most part, I'd have to say yes.
Female drivers are stereotyped; but is it justifiable, or propaganda?

Typically each gender has certain types of skills that each are better at than the other; but which skills are women better at?

From the videos below, parking doesn't seem to be the female's strength. Sure, men may have better hand/eye coordination, but that also allows them to take more risks. You be the judge.

Here are some video clips from youtube.com demonstrating the driving skills of men and women across the planet. Most of the clips are of females; for the most part, parking.

The titles w/quotes above the video clip were referenced from youtube.com.

This first clip is obviously scripted and planned, but it's so [expletive] funny, you must watch it now...

The rest of the clips are not scripted events.

“Worst Woman Driver Ever !!”

“car crash in parking”

“Stupid Woman” - Parking garages are dangerous...

“Stupid woman parking a car in Romania”


“Women Driving”
I've heard of road rage between drivers; but parkers?

“Women parking her car”

“dumb driver”
Some guys aren't any better at directing a driver than they are at driving. Unfortunately for this business owner, they hired both.

“dumb driver”
What goes up, must come down.

“Drivers Try to Cheat Automated Bollards”

Gas pumps and static electricity don't mix.

This is actually a very serious situation, this lady is lucky she wasn't seriously hurt or killed.

Most gas stations have updated their warnings on gas pumps to include instructions to discharge static electricity before touching the fuel pump nozzle.This clip is an example of why it's important.

Discharge static electricity by touching something metal on your car every time before you touch the nozzle.

“...Attention woman driver !!!!”

Oh, and huh, watch out for “Runaway wheel”s too...

“How not to exit a parking Garage”
...Proof that men don't have to be drunk to be stupid.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Got Meat? | Update

Looking for some good news about that deceased cow you just bit off, read this news article.

Company Recalls 129,000 Pounds of Beef. "A meat company is recalling 129,000 pounds of beef products in 15 states because of possible E. coli contamination..." - From: Taunton Gazette

If you haven't already, be sure to click 'Got Meat?' link and check out the meat.org video that's on the post. You'll be glad you did.

Got Meat ?

Recent News: Rights & Odd-ball.

Why an Ultra-Conservative Texas Grandmother Hates the GOP. "What could make Jordan Fogal, a 61-year-old ultra-conservative Republican grandmother from Texas, refuse to vote for a single Republican in the last election? Two innocent sounding words: mandatory arbitration."

- From: AlterNet: Rights and Liberties

And some other odd-ball news.

Man Put Feces in Ticket Payment, Police Say. "Man who allegedly included dog feces along with his payment for a parking ticket has been charged with disorderly conduct..."

- From: news.aol.com.

Indian Train Passengers Get Out and Push. "A stalled train in India got a helpful nudge from hundreds of railway passengers in eastern India..."

- From: news.aol.com

Crime: To snitch, or not to snitch.

I found the following article to be very enlightening about how our youth in America are suffering by the deadly hands of the 'youth gone wild' culture.

Philadelphia: Teen 'afraid every day' as gun violence soars: "Philadelphia is just one of the nation's cities trying to deal with a murder spike. As of Wednesday, 150 people have been slain in the city, compared to 140 by this time last year." - Fr: cnn.com

I saw a report on a news show sometime ago about the violence in Philadelphia and about how 2-3rds (66.7%) of all homicides in Philadelphia go un-prosecuted. Largely in part that people who witness these homicides and/or learn of them after the fact do not report what they have learned to law enforcement.

Unfortunately, it's not that most of them don't care, some don't, but most of them fear a quick vindictive attack by the gang members or criminals who committed the violent crime or homicide. This allows rapists, homophobes and murderers' to go unpunished.

These same types of fear tactics have been used by countless people for countless generations to prevent justice & karma from holding them accountable. More recent examples would be people like Hitler and Saddam Hussein; and their violent propaganda to remain in power and punish those who oppose them.

This reminds me about the old Star Trek saying: "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one."

Some may see remaining silent about witnessed/learned violent crime as a long-term out from violent reprisal; doing so, even with remaining silent about it, still increases their chances of becoming a victim themselves; for several reasons.

1) Although you may remain silent, the violent offender either knows or will possibly find out that you know about his/her violent crime and exact revenge on you; even if it's down the road. Silence may be the rule, but you don't have to break it to be punished.

2) Remaining silent about violent crime only encourages the offender to commit more violent crime now and in the future. It's proven, when someone gets away with a crime, the likelihood of them re-offending goes up dramatically & exponentially as they 'get away' with more crime over and over.

3) Remaining silent also dramatically increases the risk that either you or someone you care about will be victimized by violent crime in the future. As the offender's 'get away' with it; the risk of you being victimized goes up substantially.

The only way to reduce the risk of you or someone you care about being victimized or killed in violent crime is to take a stand. Offenders are much less likely to offend when behind bars.

Apartheid and/or genocide is only brought to extinction when people are willing to not only fight for their personal rights, but most importantly fight for the rights of others.

This karmic rule of thumb applies to all forms of violent crime and the use of intimidation to get away with it.

America is only free because of the countless people who have fought and died for the rights of others. The war can never be won, because there will always be those who enjoy and promote the suffering of innocence.

Even if the WAR cannot be won permanently, the BATTLE can be won!

The War can and will only be lost due to our silence and/or inaction. Fear is no excuse...

Kevin Smith - 05.18.07

There are people, and/or gang members, who pass out tee-shirts saying 'no snitching', going on to say how bad things happen to them.

Keith Boykin from Indiana reports on this: "No Snitching" Rule Makes No Sense. Check it out.

You can also check out a related story from thesmokinggun.com about Cam'ron.

Rapper's Change Of Face. "...Cam'ron is appearing on "60 Minutes" this Sunday to explain why he would never help the police..." - Fr: thesmokinggun.com

Murder Music | Update

On my blog, I published this commentary about Murder Music in Jamaica; my original post is found here:
Murder Music in Jamaica.

I just found some recent articles about 'Murder Music in Jamaica' and about Hip-Hop's Homophobia. Check out the recent articles below.

‘If You’re Gay in Jamaica, You’re Dead’. "Amnesty International has publicly condemned recent episodes of violence against persons who are perceived to be gay in Jamaica. The organization is particularly concerned by reports of mob violence against persons perceived as homosexuals who are targeted because of their appearance or behavior, which seems to be increasing in frequency." - Fr: uk.gay.com

The silence over hip-hop's homophobia. "The exploitation of women and gays in today's hip-hop culture has become increasingly accepted by our own silence..." - Fr: gay.com.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

USA | LGBT: More bad news, some good.

Here are several news articles I read about today. Thankfully, it's not all bad news for LGBT's in the US.

This article is from the 'Human Rights Watch' website:

‘Hall of Shame’ Exposes Dangers of High-Level Homophobia.

"Pope Benedict XVI, US President George W. Bush and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have undermined human rights by actively promoting prejudice against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, Human Rights Watch said today in its annual “hall of shame” to mark the International Day Against Homophobia..." - Fr: hrw.org

Two sentenced in gay teen attack. - "Two young people have been sentenced in the brutal kidnapping and beating of a gay teenage boy after a July 2006 house party in US New Mexico..." - Fr: uk.gay.com.

Poll: Most in U.S. support hate crimes bill. "A new Gallup poll indicates that a majority of Americans support the hate-crimes bill now before Congress." - Fr: gay.com.

You can read the legislation itself at the URL below.

Note: The URL to the latest legislation revision expires after a short amount of time. So after loading the URL, click on the listing of number three [# 3] or number four [# 4] ; number four is the latest revision, which is the one before Congress I believe. Number three was passed by the House.

Bill Number H.R.1592 for the 110th Congress

I'm currently writing an article about HR 1592, and it's opponents who promote propaganda saying it will 'destroy freedom of speech' and other stuff. It's not done yet, but I'll have it posted up soon... Check back.

Probe widens in murders of gay Florida men. "A criminal complaint accusing two men of the torture and killing of two gay men in Tampa, Fla., has breathed new life into the mysterious disappearances of several other gay men in two states over a 17-year period." - Fr: gay.com

I found this article a good read and quite disconcerting. Freedom from religious persecution is supposed to work both ways; theoretically.

Students sue to protect anti-gay speech. "Three Pennsylvania high schoolers have sued the Downington Area School District after it prevented them from expressing their views on the "sinful nature and harmful effects of homosexuality." - Fr: gay.com

ExxonMobil non-bias policy vote fails
. "The largest U.S. oil company, ExxonMobil Corporation, still refuses to add sexual orientation and gender identity to its non-discrimination policy, despite growing shareholder opposition.." - Fr: gay.com

Only slightly unrelated to the topic, this article is quite interesting. Although the situation is very serious, I found the 'mug shots' to be somewhat humorous.

Framed! | Arizona cops help a belligerent arrestee pose for his mug shot. [...McCaffrey threatened to kill a female acquaintance and acknowledged calling one of the woman's boys "a 'girl' and 'faggot' because he acts like one"...] - Fr: thesmokinggun.com

Good News! : If you live in the UK that is.

News articles of great interest for the LGBT community; from http://www.pinknews.co.uk.

Dawn raids target gay bashers: “The Metropolitan Police said the operation, which involved over 200 officers, might encourage victims of such crimes to report them”. - Fr: pinknews.co.uk

Launch of LGBT Youth Council: “Co-ordinator of the project Gary Rowland said the service 'offers a great opportunity for young LGBT people to have their say on issues across the capital'.” - Fr: pinknews.co.uk

Youth council to lead Poland protest: “Human Rights campaigners will hold a demonstration outside the Polish Embassy in London on May 17th...” - Fr: uk.gay.com:

I wish things in USA were a bit more optimistic than they usually are; but there is hope.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

STAR WARS: A fan of ?

Assuming you haven't already seen these a hundred times; you're missing out; too funny.

"Star Wars ! What really happened after the Deathstar blew up" :

You just can't help but love the Star Wars Kid, an instant classic.

Drunken Jedi:


Family of girl, 12, sues after 'Brokeback' shown in class. - suntimes.com

Read the full article here:
Family of girl, 12, sues after 'Brokeback' shown in class

Personally, I think it was a really bad idea of the teacher to show ANY R-rated movie to a class of teenagers that are not old enough to go see a R-rater movie on their own. Bad idea.

Christian Hypocrisy 101 - YouTube

I hope you find these bits of video clips as interesting as I did.

I have a new discussion forum setup; so far I'm the only one on it, hehe, but feel free to start a discussion about these clips or other topics at the Mutant Freedom discussion forum.

Love they neighbor...

Please Note: The quotes just above each of the video clips are the names or titles of the clips found.

"mom_flips_out_when_son_says_hes_an_atheist" :

I guess his mom got real ticked when her son said he's an atheist. Found on youtube.com; and since this one was posted, there have been a lot of folks uploading supporting video to the young man in this one. Check it out.

"Re: Catholic Mother VS Atheist Son" :

Equally disturbing, someone must have uploaded this one after seeing the first one above. I don't know what show this could have been from, but interesting to watch none the less.

Ted Haggard (misc.) :

Here are some videos about the Ted Haggard scandal that I hadn't seen before. I don't have a problem with openly gay people in religious leadership; at least everyone knows personal things about them; unlike this closeted gay meth smoking looser.

"Friends of God - Ted Haggard and Sex" :

Really have to listen to what this moron is saying; I almost can't believe it.

"Conservative Award Winner is a Military Gay Porn Star!" :

OMFG; not another right-wing nut job hypocrite.
I lost count after 1,975,654,810 of them.

"Does Exodus (exodus.to) sanction forcing kids into ex-gay programs?" :

I'd like to check myself into the Exodus program; just so I could have a chance to forcibly remove the staff members and check them into my "ex-self-righteous piece of shit" program.

"Montel: Homosexuality - Is There a Cure?" :

Make sure you watch this too, Montel is awesome!

"Love Won Out Protest Phoenix (NBC)" :

Just listen to Melissa's comments near the end of this video. Yeah, they are all about love huh?

"Turn Right, Go Straight?" Trailer :

Stereotyping can be fun...

"Mom Spanked the Gay Out of Me" :

LMAO, you must watch this now.

"Jesus Camp Bush Insanity (or Child Abuse). Your call" :

You know, it's hard for me not to get sick watching this one. As if teaching kids to be right-wing extremist nut-jobs in their homes and in church wasn't enough; teach them in school too.

"Bill Maher on Jesus Camp" :

"Jesus Camp (ABC news)" :

We need to prey for these kids; Jesus Camp is just sick.

"Do you see what I mean about mental child abuse?" :

"Pat Robertson Overheard During Commercial" :

As if they weren't already more transparent than they think they are.

"Pat Robertson calling for the assassination of Hugo Chavez" :

"Bill Maher on 'Elite,' Pat Robertson U., and the Bush Admin." :

Yeah, you'll like this one from Bill Maher. Funny & to the point.

Evangelists; are they going to hell ?

The separation of Church & State ruined the Christian's oppressive rule over people's minds & life; (stuff rolls down hill: chain of command).

So now, they are working on doing the same thing from the bottom to the top, (turning kids into right-wing extremist nut jobs). Basically to take over every aspect of American life.

Since the church was pushed out of the state (theoretically), now the Church is trying to push the state out.

This is why I'm not an Imperialist. Years ago, back in the day, the Republican political party was known as the "Socialist Republican Party". Oh, and the Democrats; they were called the "Christian Democratic Party".

Forcing their beliefs on everyone else, including lawmaking. Then when people refuse to allow them (right-wing nut jobs) to dictate to everyone else, those same people (right-wing nut jobs) will say we are forcing our beliefs onto them; when really we just want them to leave us the hell alone.

Historically speaking, people who were unwilling to convert to Christianity or Catholicism, they got their throat cut or decapitated. They would invade another country, and kill scores of people, rape the women and children, and those they didn't kill, swore their loyalty to "King & God" or they were executed. If they weren't killed, they were turned into slaves or imprisoned and tortured.

The list goes on. Which hopefully at some point I can go into further detail once I take the time to post some commentary about the history of the Bible.

If you don't watch this clip now, you'll NEVER forgive yourself... You can get DivX web player from here.

Live & Eat well... God speed.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

BBC - "Oral sex linked to throat cancer"

Perhaps not the most interesting read early in the morning; none the less, check out the news reported by the BBC.

Oral sex linked to throat cancer

The actual study from http://content.nejm.org/:

Case–Control Study of Human Papillomavirus and Oropharyngeal Cancer

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

"Life, Interrupted"

I found this video ("Life, Interrupted"), on youtube.com, check it out.

Got Meat ?

Meat.org: The Video That the Meat Industry Doesn't Want You to See

I've always been a meat eater.

I love making some pork sausage, rice, eggs & a biscuit for breakfast now and again, yum.

I've also always tried to make sure I don't eat meat more than once a day; including chicken & turkey. Turkey is one of my favorites for sandwiches and using Turkey in some recipes instead of beef.

I also realize I eat out more than I should, and trying to reduce that. Sometimes it's hard to do, since I drive professionally and don't always have a lot of options when stopping for a bite to eat.

After watching this video though, it really makes me think more about my diet and what I need to do to not only improve my health, but save some suffering for the animals that endure things I wouldn't wish on the people I'd like to see dead.

So, be sure to watch the video; if you have an uneasy stomach, be forewarned, it's kinda gross.

Click below to watch the video.
Meat.org: The Video That the Meat Industry Doesn't Want You to See

After you watch the video, you can also check out GoVeg.com.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Murder Music in Jamaica

This article is a bit old, but the struggle in Jamaica and other countries remains the same.

“In January 2004, 30,000 people gathered for Rebel Salute, a reggae concert in St Elizabeth, Jamaica. The country’s most celebrated reggae artists were present. Almost every song performed that night had a clear, consistent message: Kill gay people...” - fr: JohannHari.com [09/26/2004] - Click to read the full story.

Unfortunately, here in the USA, hate mongering extremist rock/rap groups hide behind freedom of speech by making their lyrics not as obvious.

One song I heard once on a heavy metal channel on Comcast said "Hang them vermin...". A guy a know, who's a homophobe, said they were talking about rats. Right, like I'm really that naive. Wish I could remember the group name.

One group in the US, "Blaze your dead homie", his most recent album cover art is disguised, but when you look and read it closely, it's clearly hate speech. I've been trying to find the cover art online for the same album I saw, it said something about “War” and “Fag” on the inside jacket.

Some songs in the US certainly aren't so cleaver to disguise hate lyrics, some don't even try. It's par for the course in a lot of rap & extreme metal type groups.

Some rap groups call it "killing clowns", for killing gays.

“The climate of murderous homophobia endured by gay Jamaicans has finally been brought to international attention this year, thanks to a battle by human rights campaigner extraordinaire Peter Tatchell...” - fr: JohannHari.com

A quick search I found Peter's Site, check it out, a lot of great info on it... here @ petertatchell.net

Peter also has a topic about this issue: reggae.htm

Read the full article from JohannHari.com and leave any comments about hate mongering bands you know of if you like.
Click here to read the full story.

Discuss with your friends; this isn't going away.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Words of Wisdom

Here are some words of Wisdom of mine:

"The true word of God cannot be written by the hand of any man."
- Kevin L Smith, 2003

"Your child is a gift from God; it doesn't matter if you like the box it came in or not, open it."
- Kevin L Smith, 2004

"Do not blindly accept the word of any man as the truth."
- Kevin L Smith, 2005

"Just because you have the right to do something, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the right thing to do."
- Kevin L Smith, 2005

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