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Why I hate pirating but…

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… if there are no other alternatives, I’ll do it.

this is to you AMC.

So you spent a bit of cash on a thing called “The Walking Dead“, a zombie show, if you will.

Question 1) Didja not think it would appeal to geeks and weirdos who were internet savvy?

Question 2) Didja not think that some of said demographic might not be able to watch replays at 2am or even 12am

Question 3) Didja not think about helping to broaden your fanbase by making the pilot available online for, I dunno, those folk who weren’t able to make the premiere, weren’t sure it would be any good, or had other shit going and couldn’t dvr? Didn’t own a DVR? Whats the matter, digital distribution too hard? No one to help? Like… I dunno, HULU???

Question 4) Didja not think those geeks who missed it and would be told by their peer group that this show is awesome, might know a thing or two about how to obtain it if you didn’t.

Question 5) Didja NOT think that a lot of these folk are good tax-payin people, who can’t stand piracy, but hate the fact that corporate america STILL doesn’t get its audience and get – I dunno that whole FUCKING INTERNET THING???

Question 6) If I donate to AFI the cost of 1 6th of the cost of a DVD, will that absolve me of the guilt of having to go to “the bad place

Question 7) MalwareBytes is still one of the best anti-malware programs, right?

Fucking Fucking Fuckety Fuck – seriously – you have a [i]website[/i] for FSM’s sake, don’t just play teasers about something cool I missed – post the pilot!

USE IT, you Assholes!

Fuckin’ AMC.

Dumbasses

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Written by skepticalsinner

November 3, 2010 at 5:57 am

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Y’know? I like to see both sides of the political story, which is why I’ll watch Olbermann followed by O’Reilly and Glenn Beck. And to be honest, both of the Fox talking heads are talking a lot of sense right now.

The country is in the toilet, the stock market is umming and ahhhing and still the .gov is spending cash trying to make things right… but it’s not working, and it needs to show signs of recovery or that whole “hopey changey” thing really won’t matter any more.

The Presidential campaign for 2012 isn’t too far away now, only 7 months, and given how much we’re all hurting currently, it wouldn’t be surprising if the GOP take control of the house in the 2010 elections.

However, this is the party that didn’t come up with anything except oppose oppose oppose…. at least the Dems tried to put something together. Personally, I wouldn’t want to take over the country in 2012 unless some green shoots really start getting their shit together… what sane person would?

We’ve got a total disaster in the Gulf of Mexico that was predominantly caused by corporations running the government agencies that were put in place to regulate them, we have a crazy puppet midget in North Korea who is trying to start a conflict, knowing that the cupboard for military action is already getting pretty bare. We have Wall St out of control, making millions while we watch our retirement plans dwindle.

There is a lot of shit that is broken, right now…. a lot of policies in place that are wasting our tax dollars. It’s time for prohibition to end, at least on marijuana and… so called “sex trade”, and we need to focus on what’s important… putting in place a system that nurtures and encourages small business to grow and prosper.

We are also obsessed with the stupidest things, like the penny and the dollar bill…. if we can abolish the penny and the paper dollar (and save $500m a year) We are at least saying “things need to change – because doing the same thing is insane” Get rid of the Penny, and put George Washington and Abe Lincoln on the new Dollar Coin.

Legalize and tax marijuana, use a portion of the revenue to educate and rehabilitate like we have with alcohol. Legalize and tax prostitution… it’s called the oldest profession for a reason, and as George Carlin (rest his brilliant soul) said, “If selling is legal, and fucking is legal, how come selling fucking is illegal”

And again, use some of those new tax dollars to fight the downside of the “sin trade” like human trafficking and diseases.

This country cannot afford it’s puritanical and traditionalist roots any more. These things are never going away, the penny is worth nothing anymore, and dope and hookers will ALWAYS be around. Let’s at least say – okay, we get it… rather than cling to outmoded, outdated, and futile policies…. and just legalize it already.

Plus, having legalized dope, booze (thank you 21st ammendment) and hookers… I can’t think of a better way to combat Fundamental Islam than by being way cooler than our dorky head covered cousins.

While I’m on my soap box… federally legalize gay marriage too… do you have any idea how much these queers spend on getting hitched? Serious – fucking stimulus bill… well, in more ways than one… and a happy fag is good for the fucking economy and the morale of the people… can you imagine Bill Maher getting pissed over that? Thank gaaaaaawddd.

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May 26, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Hows the market for ya

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If anyone benefits from my sagely advice, they didn’t stop by and let me know.

But BACME at $1.50 topped out around $7.50, nice little hit there.

And .CMC  bought at $0.93 popped at $3.75 – score.

My eye right now is on Arch Coal – ACI – I’m thinking around $60.00 by Feb-Apr next year. I’d initially thought $75 by April but I don’t think the market has the legs just yet. The Apr 75.00 Call Option is nicely priced right now, and I may double down with a hold on Stocks, and pick up some cheap options for when the commodity rally hits.

I think GE is a buy too – but definitely a long hold.

Buffet’s got the right idea, now is the time to be buying. – Happy trading folks.

Financial Stocks – got ulcer?

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First off, let me open by saying “I told you so“.

Financial whizz, Kenneth Rogoff, stated in an interview today that he anticipates “The worst is yet to come in the U.S.,” (source) He expects a major bank to go bust in the next few months.

As we’ve seen (July 15th, anyone?) any time even a small bank goes pop, financials get hammered.

“The degree and depth of what’s happening in the financial industry is beyond anything we’ve seen in decades and it takes time to get your arms around the severity of what’s happening and what the long-term and short-term ramifications are,” – said John Merrill, chief investment officer at Tanglewood Wealth Management. (source)

Never mind Freddie and Fannie getting hit hard by the potential government bailout… there’s more to come… (read on)

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August 19, 2008 at 5:52 pm

The War on Drugs. Not so much as a “Mission Accomplished”

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I came across two excellent opinion pieces.

One from the LA Times 
The United States’ so-called war on drugs brings to mind the old saying that if you find yourself trapped in a deep hole, stop digging. Yet, last week, the Senate approved an aid package to combat drug trafficking in Mexico and Central America, with a record $400 million going to Mexico and $65 million to Central America.
The United States has been spending $69 billion a year worldwide for the last 40 years, for a total of $2.5 trillion, on drug prohibition — with little to show for it. Is anyone actually benefiting from this war? Six groups come to mind.”

And One from Matt Hutchens from the MPP
“For almost forty years, America has been engaged in a war which has cost us trillions of dollars and ruined the lives of millions of our citizens. We have been fighting against drugs in a street war across the country. The definition enemy combatant has changed through the course of this conflict, first encompassing only the smugglers and distributors, then growing to include users, and now reaching beyond our borders to the farmers in the developing world who produce the source crops. Today we are told that all these parties are contributing to the forces of Terror, and that the whole chain of enemy forces is complicit in a conspiracy against us. If this were true, though, wouldn’t we disarm our enemies by taking control of the economic forces that are the source of their power?”

Prohibition fails. Prohibition puts money in the hands of those who have no disregard for law, order, decency or justice. That money isn’t taxed, or accounted for. It’s laundered and used to buy guns. It’s used to corrupt law enforcement officers. It’s used …more

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July 8, 2008 at 11:58 am

GE’s Immelt – Hold on Loosely

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Reuters are reporting the New York Post has sources that state Jeffrey Immelt, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Multinational super conglomerate conglamarate conglamorous Corporation General Electric (NYSE:GE) has 6 months to shape up or ship out.

Jeff’s come under a lot of heat for two major reasons. One: GE’s stock has been flat since Immelt took over from infamous CEO Jack “Neutron Jack” Welch and Two: Slipping up on an earnings estimate that was “in the bag”.

How does Jeff attempt to redeem himself? …more

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July 8, 2008 at 10:23 am