"But the vast majority of this forum is European and/or highly urbanized and quite liberal in their firearms views. Take this discussion to ih8mud.com (Toyota Land Cruiser forum) or even knifeforums.com and you'd see the opposite."
Project wasn't awarded to my company, so I don't get to go out and do that. Sniffle. No other projects in sight either, driving me up the wall.
Well, someone emailed me back asking for photos of the damage. I'm just about sitting in bed by this point though, so that will be a job for tomorrow morning.
Kim Dotcom is certainly a bellend. But this is just bollocks and massively over the top. There's no way Megaupload or Kim fucking Dotcom, whatever you think of it or him, is that type of threat to the human race! I hope he sues the crap out of NZ. I hope the amount of compensation he gets is so high that next time the US knocks on the door somewhere they get told to produce the evidence or go fuck themselves.
Fat girl inching her way uphill on a bright yellow electric scooter with "agility" written on it. A Haha Hahahaha.
I wish the bus would come. I wish fatty would give me a ride.
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Bart, I just hope that the NZ judge goes deep enough in the investigation to ruin the careers of the government officials who authorized the raid and scare other countries from bending over like that. As I said, it's certainly the most interesting legal battle going on at the moment, with the UK News Corp scandal a close second, in my opinion.
In the end the US didn't provide any evidence to detain him. The warrants they used to detain him and seize his data centre turned out to be illegal. And then they turned what could have been just walking up to the door and inviting him to the police station into a military operation.
It doesn't matter that Dotcom is a massive bellend. This is a massive cockup. And I hope NZ and those responsible for it are forced to pay through the nose for it. Perhaps then, next time the US makes up a cock-and-bull story to ruin a guy they don't like, countries will be a little less willing to just go along with it.
Seriously. In Sweden you're charged with rape for having sex without a condom because you published stuff the US didn't want to see go public. In NZ they ruin your business and you get your house raided by a couple of SWAT teams the US copyright fanatics don't like you. When is enough enough?
What bums me out is not really the loss of the project (although it was a really nice one) but the context:
1) Only the 2nd real shot at a project I've had since I started working there. This is not my fault, but in the meantime I'm still just faffing about and getting bored. (If they'd chosen to send me off on another project instead of colleague X, I would be sitting there and not colleague X. Instead they banked on this project for me.)
2) My trial period/probation (however you want to call it) only ends in a week. That means that if they decide somehow that they made a mistake and cannot "sell" me, they can get rid of me - despite that being their apparent misconception and not something I did/misrepresented (I didn't ).
Objectively speaking I can be pretty sure that they won't get rid of me before thursday the 16th. But - I can't be sure. And that's something I don't deal with super well (controlfreak? me? never!). Then there's some more boredom incoming.
But it is the same type of character assassination as with Assange (who also a bit of a shmuck).
Just this time both the US and NZ fucked it up. Royally. And I hope they have to pay for it. Dotcom being an egomanic with money, I'm sure he'll try his best. I hope those officials responsible for this fuckup will be held to account. In NZ there's actually a chance of that. I am actually following this as well. Not least because I'm waiting for the holiday to end, so there's little development to follow in the News Corps scandal at the moment.
I was bored so i decided to watch Battlestar Galactica again. ITS LIKE SOMEONE IS HAVING SEX WITH MY BRAIN.
Also noticed this during one of the first eps:
Which is cool.
Considered substitute teaching as a temporary stopgap to my unemployment situation, but found that the county I live in outsourced substitute teaching to a private education staffing service... who stopped making new hires in this state in 2010. Apparently. Their own website was very unclear about details at that level so I'm now awaiting an email back from them. Since I've got an MA my take-home from a day of subbing in my county would be about the same as I got at my old job (not enough to gamble on investments, but more than enough to live on and still accrue decent savings.)
I should qualify for a temporary teaching certificate here with a social science area focus, which would let me work full-time as a real teacher. But that's what my brother does and he's spent more time unemployed than employed since he got his teaching degree. Also he had to switch from social science to math, mainly because of the state's math and reading-based standardized tests at the expense of other subjects.
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