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  1. mrbinky3000

    Bring Back the American Dream

    My Resume was sitting un-touched on Monster.com for over a year. Last week I was suddenly contacted by two different recruiting firms that were scouring Monster. Same thing happened to a former co-worker of mine too. The economy is getting better. More jobs were created under Obama's term so far than during all of Bush's 8 years. http://politifact.com/ohio/statements/2011/apr/28/joe-biden/vice-president-joe-biden-says-there-were-more-new-/ NPR had a story on how some economists think we may be seeing the starting stages of another tech bubble. Money is starting to flow again. People are slowly starting to take risks. Service and Tech will be the first to recover. And once these people have money to buy things, manufacturing and housing will follow. Cheer up. Good times are on the way. PS. The first thing they asked me to do was update my resume. :-P
  2. That is a fake internet rumor. There was no such settlement. The case was thrown out. http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/matrix.asp
  3. mrbinky3000

    Wrongful accusation...Please help

    This is a well documented internet confidence scam. Ignore this person.
  4. Just testing some blog functionality. I took this video over the weekend. Enjoy:
  5. mrbinky3000

    Flaming Lips

    Saw the Flaming Lips this weekend. Lots of fun. Here's some video.
  6. So, You've never heard the term "burial at sea" before? Ever? Really? Let me explain how they do it: they throw you into the ocean, you sink. The more fundamentalist forms of Islam require that you be buried within 24 hours. I'm sure that before today, in the whole course of human history, Islamic people have died or been buried at sea. I'm pretty sure Islam has it covered. So, in regards to your post: "Sell crazy someplace else, we're all stocked up here."
  7. mrbinky3000

    We Just Killed Osama Bin Laden!!!

    Unfortunately, that picture is a fake. It's three other photos put together. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/02/osama-bin-laden-photo-fake I have no doubt they will release a photo and video of the burial at sea. I hope they kicked him out of the copter from really high up into a swarm of sharks. Also, congrats to Obama and all the spies and soldiers. Could you imagine if this FAILED? Obama would be forever known as the president who let Bin Laden escape. He'd have no chance at re-election. Terrorists around the world would be emboldened. Obama took a big gamble and it paid off. He's got what it takes to be commander in chief. I'm more excited about the fact that they had 40 minutes to gather up documents and evidence. There are a lot of folks looking out their windows for a cruise missile right now.
  8. mrbinky3000

    Fox News Thinks Bush is Still President

    It's Fox News. What did you expect. Their goal from now until the election is to take this sentence: "Obama killed Osama Bin Laden" and substitute "Bush" in for "Obama" somehow. They'll just repeat it enough times until the idiots that watch Fox News are thoroughly programmed. The truth of the matter is that this was a HUGE risk for Obama and the rest of the world. He took it, and it paid off. It shows the man has the set of big brass ones it takes to be commander in chief of the best military in the world. Could you imagine if the mission failed? Obama would be forever compared to Carter. He'd have no chance at re-election. He'd be known only as the President who let Bin Laden escape. And terrorists around the world would be emboldened. He had a lot to lose and he lived up to his campaign promise to take unilateral action if presented with an opportunity to take out Bin Laden. (Which was something Hillary Clinton tried to criticize during the campaign by the way) So, congrats to Obama. Congrats to all the hard working spies and special forces soldiers who got the job done.
  9. Are you seriously blaming Obama for the Gulf of Mexico? Didn't Republicans chant "Drill baby Drill?"
  10. mrbinky3000


    Goodness, I think the vast majority of people understood the point of the Rally, which is roughly: moderates are the true silent majority. You've got Keith Oberman calling Stewart naive, and you've got the extreme right blogging about how the media is distorting the size of the crowd and how the crowd was nothing but pot smokers and gays. Thus proving that the rally was indeed for moderates, and that the extreme fringes are indeed the extreme fringes, and the extreme fringes get more coverage on cable news than moderates. On cable TV, screaming heads sell more toothpaste than calm, rational heads, evidently. That said, I'd estimate that over 90% of the signs were either satire of extremist signs, or were calls for moderation. Of course, there were a few "Legalize Pot" and anti-tea-party signs (the fringe left) and an equal number of "Impeach Obama" and unfair taxation signs (the fringe right). CBS stated ~215K crowd size. They also showed the exact method they used to determine both the Beck and Stewart/Colbert crowd sizes. No doubt people will argue, but as someone who was actually in the center of the crowd, there were more than "10's of thousands" as the extreme right would have you believe and less than 10 Million as Stewart joked in his opening remarks. I think 200K is a fair estimate.
  11. Took this video at the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.
  12. Video taken by me in the approximate geographical center of the ~200K sized crowd.
  13. mrbinky3000

    Thanksgiving Break

    Got back from a quick vacation to Colorado to visit the inlaws for Thanksgiving. Took a ton of photos and videos. You can check em out here. http://matt.athensmusician.net/gallery2/v/2009-11-22_colorado_thanksgiving/ In the mean time, here are a few photos that I took of a ghost town called St. Elmo, Colorado.