Never Get Another DUI

Beating the Cops at Their Own Game

If you’ve been following along, in this blog, you know that I have a sweet spot in my heart of hearts for pi … uh co …. uh ociffers of the law.  I have time and time again told you how, through diligence, hard work and sheer intelligence, the popo have thwarted major top brass criminals and brought them to justice through expert police work.  I have tirelessly pointed out how they are NOT corporate shills, enforcing made up laws, for the sole purpose of throwing countless Americans in jail, simply to generate money for private corporate jails across the land.

Case in point, DUI.  Everyone knows that we definitely needed an entire separate legal system and laws for people who drive their cars and hit people… wait, I mean people who drive their cars and hurt people … wait, I mean people who drive their cars and are erratic  … and uh, were drinking?  Hmmm!  We needed separate laws for people who drive their cars and could possibly hurt people?  Wait, we needed separate laws for people who had their back tail light about to go out, and were stopped by police, and smelled of alcohol and the police psychically knew they were going to hurt someone, just cuz?  No no no, I got it!  We needed separate laws for people who the police psychically knew could possibly, potentially hurt someone, since they smelled … kinda … of alcohol “wink wink” and thus we needed to throw out the constitution and demand MANDATORY SENTENCES for them.  THERE WE GO LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!

So, obviously I’m being sarcastic.  There is, was, never had been a need for additional laws for people driving who hurt people, regardless of their alledged smelling of alcohol, other than the police being the lap dogs of private corporate prisons who definitely need more money.  DUI is a scam, plain and simple.

So, what can I do for you?  Buy your own breathalyzer.  You want to beat police at their own game?  Breathalyze yourself before they do, so you know exactly what your B.A.C. (blood alcohol content) is.  When everyone was getting stupid speeding tickets, that they knew were bogus, they bought radar detectors.  Now, people who know that DUI is the number one way police departments and local governments generate tons of cash from their citizens are buying their own breathalyzer.

BACtrack Select S80 Breathalyzer Professional Edition

The BACtrack Select S80 Breathalyzer is designed to meet the rigorous standards of expert alcohol screeners–from roadside law enforcement to hospital workers and treatment professionals. Approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the S80 has also been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration for personal use, making it a top choice of safety-conscious individuals.
The S80 Pro features simple one-button operation that allows you to begin testing in just 10 seconds, with a refresh time of 10 to 20 seconds between tests. Providing accurate four-digit results on a bright LCD screen, the S80 is capable of detecting trace amounts of alcohol, an important feature in zero-tolerance environments such as treatment centers and alcohol-free homes.

Compact and convenient enough to take anywhere, the cell-phone-sized breathalyzer fits easily in pockets, purses, or glove compartments, and it accommodates 1,500 tests per set of AA batteries.

Enhanced Fuel-Cell Sensor Ensures Accurate Measurements
Utilizing Xtend™ Sensor Technology, the S80 boasts greater accuracy than semiconductor-based sensors, which are subject to interference from acetone, a compound often found in individuals who have diabetes or who are on low-calorie diets. Xtend Sensor Technology also ensures accurate readouts at high blood-alcohol concentrations. For added accuracy, the S80 uses temperature-checking, user-adjustable warning levels and an interior miniature air pump to precisely collect breath samples.

What’s in the Box

BACtrack S80 Pro Breathalyzer, hard shell carrying case, six mouthpieces, two AA batteries, and user guide.

Product Reviews by Actual Customers

K. Walker

I purchased the BacTrack S80 in August from amazon and I am extremely pleased with the product. First and probably most important, it seems to give very accurate results. Three years ago I received one of those cheap keychain units as a gift and it read all over the map and never worked well. Here, with this product, if I test myself 3 times in a row I get the same test result 3 times, so you know it’s consistent. And if I test a sober person and then a very drunk person, there is no crossover or contamination, which is something I worried about (and really researched) before this purchase. So $199 is not cheap, but you get what you pay for here in terms of accuracy.

Besides being happy with the accuracy, I really like the small size. I have an LG Envy phone and the Bactrack S80 is almost the same size. I didn’t consider size prior to my purchase, but because it’s portable, I’m much more likely to take the BacTrack out when I drink, which is really the whole point of having it.

I appreciate the advanced features and being able to adjust the flow settings, but mainly I just turn it on and test. As of today, I’m already on test # 144. Yeah, it’s been passed around and used by a lot of people already. 5 stars for its accuracy and reliability alone.

Brian North

After girlfriend got a DUI, I bought her one of these. She was skeptical, but after testing it many nights in a row (drinking in the name of research of course), we were pleasantly surprised to find it very accurate. It’s expensive but its absolutely worth it for the quality. I can’t believe that the police are the only ones who have access to these. By the time you’re using it with a cop, its usually too late. FYI – the instructions say that you want to wait 15 to 20 minutes after you’ve had a drink, otherwise it’ll pick up the alcohol still in your mouth and read too high.

The one I ordered came promptly with nice packaging. I’m here … ordering another one for myself.

John Wiley

I normally don’t write reviews but felt like I had to with the S80. This is a really great unit. I can’t beleive how small and how accuarate the readings are. My friend is a police office and we tested the S80 against one of his units and they were dead on with the readings. I had bought some cheaper units in the past that didn’t seem to work too well but the S80 is the real deal. Definitely worth paying a few bucks more to get the real deal.

Conclusion

As you can see from all the reviews, these people never got another DUI after buying their own breathalyzer.  It’s easy to carry and you should never leave home without it.  You never know when someone will call you to ask you to stop by and have a drink.  The legal limit in all 50 states is now 0.08% B.A.C.  There’s no reason to ever get another DUI, when you can purchase this device.  Having  DUI on your record is a kick in the balls, and it destroys so many people’s lives.  It’s a shame that so many college students, freshly turned 21, promptly get a DUI and ruin their lives immediately.  Heck, buy one for your kid if he’s in college yourself. 

Stop burying your head in the sand and wake up to what’s going on out there.  The police are out there to get as much money from you as they can.  Do not give them a chance to get you on DUI.

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Movie Review: The American "A Must Not Watch"

The American

This is a Gun and Two People in the Movie

So everyone hates Hollywood as much as I do right?  RIGHT?  I thought so.  And, apparently, so does  Director Anton Corbijn, but he’s Dutch so…  Well, anyway, so he directed writer Rowan Joffe’s The American.  He really really REALLY tried to make it minimalist, existensialist and super cool, right?  Yeah, so if I’m reviewing it, you know he failed.  I only review what I think are failed movies.  I’m kidding.  I’m sure I’ve given good reviews of something, somewhere.  I can’t remember.  But this is not one of those, “oh my gosh, what a great movie” reviews.

So, Academy Award winner George Clooney stars in the title role of the American. He plays the role of Jack, a lone assassin. After a gruesom job in Sweden ends, he hidey holes in the a small medieval Italian countryside. Against his better judgement and wishes, he takes on an assignment to construct a weapon for a sexy yet cold contact, Mathilde (Thekla Reuten). To add another layer of suspense to the already “suspenseful” plot ,in the mountains of Abruzzo, Jack becomes the object of friendship of a local priest Father Benedetto (Paolo Bonacelli). To add even more layers to the already convoluted onion wrap, he gets embroiled in a torrid liaison with a “lady”, Clara (Violante Placido). Jack and Clara’s escapades turn into a somewhat nebulous romance, however it does offer an out from his current “profession”.

Director: Anton Corbijn
Writer: Rowan Joffe
George Clooney – Jack
Paolo Bonacelli – Father Benedetto
Thekla Reuten – Mathilde
Violante Placido – Clara
Irina Bjorklund – Ingrid
Johan Leysen – Pavel

So where does it fail?  The entire movie you have NO idea what is going on, who’s on the screen, and why do you care.  It’s as if they cast George Clooney so the audience would just feel like, “oh this must be a great, I don’t understand a damn thing, but it must be great”.  Basic storytelling dictates that you at least tell your listener / viewer who you’re talking about.  This movie never tells you who the characters are.

Father Benedetto who’s Crucial to the Plot Somehow

While the settings are beautiful and the acting superb, there’s just no movie here.  Who can watch a movie where they have no idea what the story is.  You don’ t know who any single character is in the whole thing, nor what their motivation is.  Trust me, I don’t like being spoon fed a story, but at least I’d like to know why the main character is going to be murdered.

Why so many inconsequential subplots?  The entire cast is all of just 5 people.  Outside of the main character, in the end, after remembering the movie, you suddenly realize that half the subplots were meaningless to the story and had absolutely no closure.

This is a: Must Not Watch.

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This Marriage Thing

What is Marriage?

For the most part, people have no idea what marriage is.  When you then start to talk about gay marriage, or bestiality or man boy love, then you don’t have a foundation to stand on, to even begin to argue your points.  Let’s do away with all this nonsense of not understand, define what marriage is and where it came from, so that when someone comes to you saying they “really love their dog”, you can refute them with a sound argument and them which way, how, and when they can go to hell, in the most polite way possible.  For the children!  Because, I always do things for the children [joke].  Before we can define what we “think” marriage is today, let’s look at where marriage came from.  Nothing on this planet, just happens right here and now.  You must know where it came from to even begin to be an adult and have some wisdom.  How can you begin to understand why the Koreans hate the Japanese if you have no clue about their wars that they fought?  You’d be operating out of a place of ignorance and not one of wisdom.  So let’s take a look at where marriage came from.

History of Marriage

First of all, let’s go back to ancient times.  Contrary to popular European belief, there was no rampant promiscuity going on in early man.  All empirical evidence points to early man actually taking in wives and living a monogamous life.

All authorities agree that during historical  times promiscuity has been either non-existent or confined to a few small groups. Did it prevail to any extent during the prehistoric period of the race? Writing between 1860 and 1890, a considerable number of anthropologists, such as Bachofen, Morgan, McLennan, Lubbock, and Giraud-Teulon, maintained that this was the original relationship  between the sexes among practically all peoples. So rapidly did the theory win favour that in 1891 it was, according to Westermarck, “treated by many writers as a demonstrated truth” (History of Human Marriage, p. 51). It appealed strongly to those believers in organic evolution who assumed that the social customs of primitive man, including sex relations, must have differed but slightly from the corresponding usages among the brutes. It has been eagerly adopted by the Marxian Socialists, on account of its agreement with their theories of primitive common property and of economic determinism. According to the latter hypothesis, all other social institutions are, and have ever been, determined by the underlying economic institutions; hence in the original condition of common property, wives and husbands must likewise have been held in common (see Engles, “The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State”, tr. from German, Chicago, 1902). Indeed, the vogue which the theory of promiscuity for a time enjoyed seems to have been due far more to a priori considerations of the kind just mentioned, and to the wish to believe in it, than to positive evidence.

Ancient marriage and even more recent historical marriage wasn’t the romanticized thing that we want to think it means today.   The fact is, marriage was for one thing and one thing only: to produce children.  This production of children in early man was a very desperate need.  We don’t think of this as a need these days with 6.7 billion people on the planet.  Now we see children as a nuisance and a drain on the money.  Before children were seen as a little more than slave labor force. 

After careful consideration, due to children being the product of marriage, quite a few smart fellows saw a great opportunity to get marriage to do for them what a sword couldn’t, i.e. make peace.

When we look at the marriage customs of our ancestors, we discover several striking facts. For example, for the most of Western history, marriage was not a mere personal matter concerning only husband and wife, but rather the business of their two families which brought them together. Most marriages, therefore, were arranged. Moreover, the wife usually had much fewer rights than her husband and was expected to be subservient to him. To a considerable extent, marriage was also an economic arrangement. There was little room for romantic love, and even simple affection was not considered essential. Procreation and cooperation were the main marital duties.

So marriage could quell wars, and build an economic bond between two people, with a free labor force, depending on the fertility of the woman.  Let’s focus on this for a second.  Imagine this, just you getting a roommate, who shares all of your expenses equally, cuts down on your own personal expenditure of expenses.  Now jump to the idea of being married.  You’ve not only cut down your expenses, but all of your needs are taken care of [yes ladies AND guys, I said all] and your wealth grows.  Now add in kids, who work for you for free, basically.  Your production goes up, assuming you have a business that needs laborers, and your wealth, again, grows.  As your children grow and marry, you create a tiny empire unto yourself.  Then, you go into an agreement with another man, such as yourself, and agree to pool your empire with his empire through the marriage of your child to his.

Rights in Marriage

Everyone talks about rights and rights in marriage.  The truth is heterosexual couples have been and still are fighting for rights and freedoms away from the federal govern.  What about ancient historical marital rights?  Let’s look at Rome and Greece:

In ancient Greece marriage was seen as a fundamental social institution. Indeed, the great lawgiver Solon once contemplated making marriage compulsory, and in Athens under Pericles bachelors were excluded from certain important public positions. Sparta, while encouraging sexual relationships between men, nevertheless insisted on their marrying and producing children. Single and childless men were treated with scorn.

 However, while marriage was deemed important, it was usually treated as a practical matter without much romantic significance. A father arranged the most advantageous marriage for his son and then had a contract signed before witnesses. Shortly thereafter a wedding celebration was held and the young couple (who might never have met before) was escorted to bed. All marriages were monogamous. As a rule, the bridegroom was in his thirties and the bride was a teenager. In addition to this disparity in ages there also existed an inequality in education and political rights. Women were considered inferior to men and remained confined to the home. Their main function as wives was to produce children and to manage the household while their husbands tended to public affairs. For their erotic needs, men often turned to prostitutes and concubines.

Marital rights started and ended on the question of legal inheritance.  Again, it’s about the kids, the offspring.  The marriage itself is never concerned with if the man loves the woman and how well they get along.  The marriage is concerned about did she produce children and does she sleep around… in case she produces illegitimate children.

The Heart of Marriage

All of this article is going to fall on its face with this next sentence.  Everything said thus far about marriage, only concerned men who had money.  If you did not have money, or rights [as in you weren’t a citizen] it didn’t matter what you did.  For the most part, in western civilization, marriage and marriage rights revolves around property owners.  If you don’t own property, who cares who you marry and who’s going to inherit your non-property.

This entire pop culture reference to marriage then, is a farce and a scam.  If you don’t “establish” yourself, i.e. get married, build a house and own land, then you’re pretending to have a life.  This comes full circle to the economic situation we are in now.  This stupid practice of credit and building credit is nothing more than a ploy to get you to give away all of your rights, property and money.  Bear with me here.  People were being expected to move and buy a new house every 2 years, to make a profit on the old house.  However, if you were to go back to the way a wealthy person lives, you’d establish a family base, buy land, build a house, get married, have children and pass all of that on to your children.  Your children then have nearly nothing in their life to worry about except building the family wealth even more and passing it on to their children.

With sound economic sense and the wisdom to realize how marriage is really intended to be used, even a poor man can achieve wealth and be safe and secure in his home.  At the heart of this all is marriage.

Virginia Thomas Asks Anita Hill to Apologize

Justice Clarence Thomas’ Wife Leaves a Message

The wife of Justice Clarence Thomas [who is Black] (born June 23, 1948), Virginia “Ginni” Thomas [who is white], left a voice mail to Anita Hill’s office [who is Black].  Ginni Thomas is a conservative activist who founded the organization Liberty Central.  Ginni is also described by friends and husband, Justice Clarence Thomas, as being deeply religious.  

Hill has maintained that she told the truth. Justice Thomas, meanwhile, has steadfastly denied her accusations.

Now, Virginia Thomas, the justice’s wife, has rekindled the controversy by leaving a voice mail message at Hill’s Brandeis University office seeking an apology.

“Good morning Anita Hill, it’s Ginni Thomas,” said the message left earlier this month, according to a transcript provided by ABC News. “I just want to reach across the airwaves and the years and ask you to consider something. I would love you to consider an apology sometimes and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband.”

Hill, a Brandeis professor, told reporters that she held onto the message for nearly a week as she weighed whether it was legitimate. Eventually, she turned it over to campus police with a request that it be sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI’s Boston field office declined comment.

“I certainly thought the call was inappropriate,” Hill, who worked for Clarence Thomas at the Department of Education and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions, said in a statement released to the Associated Press.

In her Senate testimony, Hill said that Thomas would make sexual comments to her at work, including references to scenes in hard core pornographic films.

“I have no intention of apologizing because I testified truthfully about my experience and I stand by that testimony,” she added.

During the controversy Justice Thomas, then nominee Thomas, had this to say:

“This is not an opportunity to talk about difficult matters privately or in a closed environment. This is a circus. It’s a national disgrace. And from my standpoint, as a black American, it is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves, to do for themselves, to have different ideas, and it is a message that unless you kowtow to an old order, this is what will happen to you. You will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U.S. Senate rather than hung from a tree.”

On a side note, a politician wanting to hone in on the spotlight in this campaign season weighed in.  Lillian McEwen, a former Senate Judiciary Committee lawyer who said she dated Clarence Thomas from 1979 through the mid-1980s, Thomas then being 31 years old, said she was not surprised that Virginia Thomas would leave Hill a message, even after all these years.

“In his autobiography, Clarence described himself as a person incapable of doing what Anita Hill said he did,” McEwen said in an interview. “He is married to a woman who is loyal to him and religious in a way he would like to be. This combination of religiosity and loyalty and belief that he is really the kind of person who he describes in his book would just about compel her to do something like that.”

“The Clarence I know was certainly capable not only of doing the things that Anita Hill said he did, but it would be totally consistent with the way he lived his personal life then,” McEwen said.

In a statement released this week to the Associated Press, Mrs. Thomas said she did not intend to offend Hill with the voice mail. “I did place a call to Ms. Hill at her office extending an olive branch to her after all these years, in hopes that we could ultimately get passed (sic) what happened so long ago,” Thomas said in the statement. “That offer still stands, I would be very happy to meet and talk with her if she would be willing to do the same.”

Hill had worked for Thomas at the Education Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. However Hill is not credible, because of a few things:

  • she first made her allegations after Thomas had been nominated to the high court, 10 years after she began working for him and only after she was contacted by congressional investigators
  • Other former colleagues testified on Thomas’s behalf. Nancy Altman, who shared an office with Thomas at the Department of Education, testified that she heard virtually everything Thomas said over the course of two years, and never heard any sexist or offensive comment. Altman did not find it credible that Thomas could have engaged in the conduct alleged by Hill, without any of the dozens of women he worked with noticing it. 
  • Senator Alan K. Simpson was puzzled about why Hill and Thomas met, dined, and spoke by phone on various occasions after they no longer worked together. 

According to the Oyez Project, there was a lack of convincing proof produced at the Senate hearings.  After extensive debate, the Judiciary Committee split 7–7 on September 27, sending the nomination to the full Senate without a recommendation. Thomas was confirmed by a 52–48 vote on October 15, 1991, aged 43 years old, the narrowest margin for approval in more than a century.  The final floor vote was mostly along party lines: 41 Republicans and 11 Democrats voted to confirm while 46 Democrats and two Republicans voted to reject the nomination. Newspaper coverage of Thomas’s private life was limited after he was confirmed.

Conclusion

It is my personal opinion that Anita Hill was lying.  After reviewing much of the then testimony, given by several women it amounts to, those with grevances were called upon, i.e. those who had been fired and disgruntled, and those who were coaxed by politicians testified, namely ONLY Anita Hill.  That fact alone should raise red flags for everyone in the nation.

Now as a Black man, Justice Thomas works against everything that Black people, like myself, work for, i.e. equality in all things and a level economic playing field for us to do business in, devoid of government interference.  As a Christian, Justice Thomas works against what is righteous.

There can be many allegations against the man’s personal shortcomings, but sexual harassment is not one of them, in my opinion.  I do not feel he should have been nominated to the supreme court.  He has been a monumental failure for causes I believe in and serves as nothing more than a place holder.

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The Jobless Rate September 2010

The Jobless Report September 2010

Below you’ll find the direct information about the jobless rate for September 2010.  This information is taken directly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  I hold that this information is nearly misinformation due to the fact that the Department of Labor refuses to count U-6.  The U-6, which is what the government uses to gauge people that have stopped looking for work, climbed to 17.1% from 16.7%. What the U-6 doesn’t measure are the people that actually are looking for work, but just can’t find anything. If somebody needs to make a living, they don’t give up. The government doesn’t take that into consideration though. If they are deemed to have stopped looking for work, they are no longer counted.

The jobless rate increased yet, reported government unemployment rates remained at 9.6%.  More and more jobs were lost, yet the unemployment rate remained unaffected.  As an investor, you should be looking for the correct information, instead of the reported information.

THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — SEPTEMBER 2010

Nonfarm payroll employment edged down (-95,000) in September, and the unem-
ployment rate was unchanged at 9.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Sta-
tistics reported today. Government employment declined (-159,000), reflec-
ting both a drop in the number of temporary jobs for Census 2010 and job
losses in local government. Private-sector payroll employment continued
to trend up modestly (+64,000).

Household Survey Data

The number of unemployed persons, at 14.8 million, was essentially un-
changed in September, and the unemployment rate held at 9.6 percent. (See
table A-1.)

Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rate for adult men (9.8
percent), adult women (8.0 percent), teenagers (26.0 percent), whites
(8.7 percent), blacks (16.1 percent), and Hispanics (12.4 percent) showed
little or no change in September. The jobless rate for Asians was 6.4
percent, not seasonally adjusted. (See tables A-1, A-2, and A-3.)

The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks and over),
at 6.1 million, was little changed over the month but was down by 640,000
since a series high of 6.8 million in May. In September, 41.7 percent
of unemployed persons had been jobless for 27 weeks or more. (See table
A-12.)

In September, both the civilian labor force participation rate, at 64.7
percent, and the employment-population ratio, at 58.5 percent, were un-
changed. (See table A-1.)

The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons (sometimes
referred to as involuntary part-time workers) rose by 612,000 over the
month to 9.5 million. Over the past 2 months, the number of such workers
has increased by 943,000. These individuals were working part time be-
cause their hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find
a full-time job. (See table A-8.)

About 2.5 million persons were marginally attached to the labor force
in September, up from 2.2 million a year earlier. (The data are not sea-
sonally adjusted.) These individuals were not in the labor force, wanted
and were available for work, and had looked for a job sometime in the
prior 12 months. They were not counted as unemployed because they had
not searched for work in the 4 weeks preceding the survey. (See table
A-16.)

Among the marginally attached, there were 1.2 million discouraged work-
ers in September, an increase of 503,000 from a year earlier. (The data
are not seasonally adjusted.) Discouraged workers are persons not cur-
rently looking for work because they believe no jobs are available for
them. The remaining 1.3 million persons marginally attached to the labor
force had not searched for work in the 4 weeks preceding the survey
for reasons such as school attendance or family responsibilities. (See
table A-16.)

Establishment Survey Data

Total nonfarm payroll employment edged down by 95,000 in September.
Government employment fell by 159,000, reflecting both the departure
of 77,000 temporary Census 2010 workers from federal government pay-
rolls and a decline of 76,000 in local government employment. Private-
sector payroll employment continued to trend up (+64,000) over the
month. (See table B-1.)

Health care employment rose by 24,000 in September. The increase was
concentrated in ambulatory health care services (+17,000). Health care
employment has risen by an average of 21,000 per month this year.

Within professional and business services, employment services added
28,000 jobs in September. Temporary help services accounted for most
of the gain.

Within leisure and hospitality, employment in food services and drink-
ing places increased by 34,000 over the month and has risen by 104,000
thus far in 2010.

Mining employment continued to trend up (+6,000) over the month. Mining
has added 77,000 jobs since a recent low in October 2009.

Employment in manufacturing changed little in September and, on net, has
been essentially flat since May. The industry added 134,000 jobs during
the first 5 months of the year.

Employment in wholesale trade, retail trade, transportation and ware-
housing, information, and financial activities showed little change in
September.

Employment in construction edged down (-21,000) over the month, partly
offsetting an employment gain in August. Both the August and September
changes were concentrated among nonresidential specialty trade contrac-
tors. Construction employment has shown little net change since February.

Government employment fell by 159,000 in September. A decline in federal
government employment was due to the loss of 77,000 temporary Census 2010
jobs. As of September, about 6,000 temporary decennial census workers re-
mained on the federal government payroll, down from a peak of 564,000 in
May. Employment in local government decreased by 76,000 in September with
job losses in both education and noneducation.

In September, the average workweek for all employees was unchanged at 34.2
hours. The manufacturing workweek for all employees decreased by 0.1 hour
to 40.1 hours, and factory overtime was unchanged at 3.0 hours. The aver-
age workweek for production and nonsupervisory employees on private non-
farm payrolls was unchanged at 33.5 hours. (See tables B-2 and B-7.)

Average hourly earnings of all employees on private nonfarm payrolls in-
creased by 1 cent to $22.67 in September. Over the past 12 months, aver-
age hourly earnings have increased by 1.7 percent. In September, average
hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employ-
ees increased by 1 cent to $19.10.  (See tables B-3 and B-8.)

The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for July was revised from
-54,000 to -66,000, and the change for August was revised from -54,000 to
-57,000.

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For Blacks: But I’m Mixed not Black

Are You Ashamed of Being Black?

So many online websites now offer you the chance to make your own profile.  They give you the chance to personalize your profile and tell your story.  When it comes to the question of race though, many Black people balk at answering, even regardless of the fact that they have provided a picture.  I don’t mean to pick on these people, but I am just observing a small fact.  I belong to probably more social websites than anyone on the face of the planet.  So, when I say I have experience, I truly do mean it.  I have observed this: For the most part Black people will insert “mixed” into their race status, instead of African American.

What is Black?

Due to the history of the country’s bout with slavery most Black people feel ashamed of their ancestry, even if they don’t even know their ancestry.  They assume they have slavery in their ancestry and therefore somehow they feel dehumanized and ashamed of being Black.  But, what is Black?  Pure Africans were originally shipped over from Africa as slaves during colonial America.  However, the purity of African genes, for the most part was diluted long ago.  Due to rampant rape by white people, most African slaves were “mixed”.  There were no more pure Africans after a century of systematic rape.  Today’s Black American is no more pure than Neapolitan ice cream.  It is nearly redundant then to say that a “Black” person, in America, is mixed.

Yet many Blacks feel they have to go out of their way to assure everyone that they are not “Black” but instead are “mixed”.  I wonder how their “Black” mother or father feels about them being ashamed of being associated with being “Black”.  It must be such a smack in the face, that they can’t even begin to recover from.

Finally, the truth of the matter is, white people, whom these “mixed” Black people are trying to impress, see all Black people as “Black”.  When they stand around the water cooler at work, they assuredly say “this Black guy was …”.  I have yet to hear a white person EVER describe a Black person as mixed.  Trust me, I have known close to half a million white people in my life, from all walks of life, all spectrums of philosophy, and all political outlooks.  None have ever described a Black person as anything other than “Black”.  They are so very direct about Black vs white that they have called people that look completely Mexican, Puerto Rican etc … you know swarthy light skinned people with curly hair, as Black.  A white friend of mine thought a very pale Black guy we saw, looked exactly like a very dark Black guy we had met earlier that evening.  He was convinced they looked the same.  This is a white guy that would give me the shirt off his back, so we’re not talking some random racist white guy.

Are All Black Americans Descendants of Slaves?

I would highly encourage every Americanized African to research their own heredity and ancestry.  No, all Black people in America are not descended from slaves.  While there were slaves in America, it didn’t take off like gang busters until after Shay’s Rebellion, where white farmers, indentured servants, rose up against tyrannical taxes and foreclosure on their farms.  After this rebellion, Black, obvious, slaves were taken to ensure that the white rebellion would never happen again.  The rebellion was not over until nearly 1790.  The 13th Amendment which abolished slavery as we know it, was adopted and implemented nearly in 1866.  So slavery in America was basically only in operation for 70 years.  This fact alone staggers most Americans, because they think that slavery lasted for hundreds of years.

There was a sizable free population of Blacks in America before slavery took hold and while slavery was going on.  In fact, it was these free Blacks that helped shaped early American view points on the ugliness of slavery.  Some of the greatest American leaders back then were Black.  In American history next to Abraham Lincoln in terms of fame, Frederick Douglass is as famous and was of course Black, being an escaped slave.  He was a statesman, orator and author of many books.

Why the Shame to Be Black?

While kids today are mixing more with different races more than ever, they feel all the more ostracized on the issue of race.  They may play with whites and asians, but when it comes to self identity, they are afraid to admit they are Black.  Instead they wish to be “mixed”.  While the white American has no problem admitting he’s white, and the asian American has no problem admitting he’s asian, the Black American seeks to be identified as mixed instead, although his white and asian buddy will see and describe him as “Black”.

I personally know a Black guy who not only doesn’t claim he’s Black, but then turns around and talks about “Black folk”.  Everyone of course laughs at him behind his back, but goes along with his racial tirades in front of his face.  He’ll die alone.  It’s a case of the Tragic Mulatto all over again.  I hope he doesn’t commit suicide though.  I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.

Conclusion

Be proud that you are Black.  Be just as happy for your asian and white friends.  They don’t have a problem being white or asian.  And, as I have shown you, all Black people are pretty much mixed in America.  In fact, other than an African fresh off the boat, it is a rarity to find an Americanized African that is pure blood, going back 6 generations.  I would say it is impossible.  Stranger things have happened, but  I don’t think there’s a whole bunch of pure blood “Black” people in America.

Claiming to be mixed serves absolutely no purpose.  And, if you’re ashamed of being Black, deal with that issue first, because obviously your race is affecting you more than you’re admitting.

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The New World of Warcraft Patch Before Cataclysm 4.0.1

The Patch Before Cat

New Player Race in Cataclysm Worgen

Unless you’ve been under a rock, yet playing world of warcraft, you should know that the big news is that the new expansion Cataclysm is coming up.  This is going to change the entire game for everyone.  The world … of warcraft, as we know it, is going to be completely redone and changed.  An apocalypse is going to happen the likes of which is going to edit the entire map of Azeroth.  Volcanic eruptions and oceanic erosion is going to both destroy and age the entire world …. of warcraft, to such a degree that whole cities are going to be destroyed and famous dungeons are going to be wiped and / or completely changed.

But before this occurs, welcome to patch 4.0, the patch before the expansion.  In this patch the completely new system is being introduced for how the classes are going to operate.  Understand that this is an operational feat, and not, a free patch for all of the new content to come.  This means, all the classes are going to change, but not the actual world.  I assume for those who *gasp* might not buy cataclysm, or not buy it right away, *gasp* would be on the same system as those who stand in line at midnight to buy it. [insert eye roll here]

For those wondering why it skipped from patch 3.3.3 to 4.0.1, I don’t know, I guess 4.0 doesn’t sound as cool, or maybe they have to have a 3 digit patch number at all times.

World of Warcraft PTR Patch 4.0.1

The latest test realm patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/test-realm-patchnotes.html

The latest patch notes can always be found at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/

General

    * Cataclysm Launcher Update
          o The new Cataclysm Launcher allows you to stream game data while you play. This will reduce the time you spend downloading, installing, and patching World of Warcraft. We’d like to get your feedback on the toolset and gameplay experience. Please head to the forums here for additional information.
    * Reforging
          o Players can now visit special Reforging NPCs in capital cities located near Enchanting trainers. 40% of any one secondary stat on an item can be can be allocated to add a new secondary stat to the item. The stat being added cannot already exist on the item. An item cannot have more than one reforged stat at a time, though the Reforging of an item can be undone and changed.
    * Copied Test Realm characters are not copied with their achievement history in order to better facilitate the character copy process.

Dungeons & Raids

    * Flexible Raid Lock System
          o All Wrath of the Lich King raids now use the new Flexible Raid Lock system. This system provides the opportunity for a character to defeat each raid zone’s encounters once a week. A character may now complete the encounters during the week with different raids of either 10 or 25 players.
    * Icecrown Citadel
          o The Chill of the Throne effect has been removed.
    * Trial of the Crusader now uses the Dynamic Difficulty system found in Icecrown Citadel and The Ruby Sanctum.

Currency

    * PvE Currency Changes
          o All Emblems of Frost and Emblems of Triumph have been converted to new Justice Points.
          o Any dungeon or raid which awarded these emblems will reward Justice Points instead. Anything below Emblems of Triumph, including badges from The Burning Crusade dungeon and raid content, have been converted into gold and sent to players via the in-game mail system.
          o Any bosses players defeat that are level-appropriate to them award Justice Points.
          o All items that previously cost emblems or badges of any type now cost Justice Points.
          o Higher-tier Valor Points will be awarded to players who kill dungeon and raid bosses in the latest tier of PvE content after the launch of Cataclysm.
    * PvP Currency Changes
          o All Arena Points, Honor Points, Battleground Marks of Honor, Stone Keeper’s Shards, Venture Coins, and Spirit Shards have been converted into new Honor Points.
          o Honor Points will be awarded instead of these currencies, with the exception of Arena Points.
          o Higher-tier Conquest Points will be awarded to players competing in each of the latest Arena or Rated Battleground seasons after the launch of Cataclysm.
    * For more information on the changes to the currencies and conversion rates for each type, please visit our Cataclysm forum.

Classes: General

    * Many class talents, spells, and abilities have been overhauled, added, or removed.
    * All spell and ability tooltips will now display damage averages rather than minimum and maximum damage potential. This feature is on by default but can be changed via the Display settings under User Interface options.
    * Ammo has been removed from the game.
    * The character levels at which classes gain new spells and abilities have changed.
    * Many item and class stats have been changed or removed.
    * Mastery rating has been added as a new stat which provides unique benefits for characters based on class and talent specialization. Mastery rating does not currently exist on items in the game, however, Reforging can be used to add Mastery rating as a secondary stat to existing items.
    * Rage has been normalized.
    * Spells and abilities no longer have multiple ranks and now scale with character level.
    * Talent trees have been altered. All player talent specializations have been reset, allowing for free re-specialization.
          o Each specialization has been reduced to a 31-point talent tree.
          o Players will now get a total of 41 talent points to spend.
          o Players will be asked to choose a specialization at level 10. Doing so will result in the unlocking of a spell or ability unique to that specialization, as well as one or more passive bonuses.
          o Once a talent specialization has been chosen, players may only place points in the primary tree until at least 31 points have been spent there.
          o The initial announcement regarding these talent tree changes can be found on our Cataclysm forum.

Death Knights

New Player Race in Cataclysm Goblin

    * A dedicated tanking tree (Blood) has been implemented.
    * The effects of Blood Presence and Frost Presence have been exchanged.
    * The way in which runes recharge has changed.

Druids

    * A new Eclipse mechanic has been added for druids.

Hunters

    * Five pets can now be stored with the hunter at all times. Any one of these five pets can be summoned via the Call Pet ability.
    * Focus has replaced mana as a new resource.
    * Hunters now start with a pet at level 1.
    * The Stable will now store 20 pets. If a pet is moved into the Stable, its talents are wiped.

Mages

    * There is now a new spell fly-out UI feature for mage portals. Clicking on the Teleport or Portal buttons will expand the list of choices available.

Paladins

    * Paladins now have a new resource bar.

Warlocks

    * There is now a new spell fly-out UI feature for warlock pets. Clicking on this single button will open up the list of available pets to summon.
    * Soul Shards have been removed from the game as items. Instead, they now exist as a resource system necessary for using, or altering the mechanics of certain spells.

Items

    * Resilience no longer reduces the chance a player will be critically hit by an opponent.
    * Durability: cloth, leather, and mail now have as many points of durability as plate, making the repair cost on death much closer to equal for all classes.

Professions

    * The glyph system has been updated to now feature three different types of glyphs. Many class glyphs have been added, altered, or moved to different glyph types.


User Interface

    * Spell Alerts have been added to notify players when procs on select spells and abilities occur. A visual notification will display around the character and the activated ability will be highlighted on the action bar.
    * The Arena Teams pane has been improved.
    * The Character pane has been redesigned. Character stats can now be shown or hidden via the Show All Details/Hide All Details button on the bottom left. When shown, all character stats will be visible in a window to the right of the pane. Stat sections can be reorganized by clicking and dragging them up or down the pane.
    * The Professions panes now have more filtering and search functionality, as well as buttons to easily link recipes in the chat frame.
    * A Professions screen has been added to the Spellbook to better display the details of a character’s primary and secondary professions.
    * Many of the yellow System Messages that would display in the chat frame when leveling up have been removed.
    * New text animations now alert players as they level up, also providing information on when new talents, spells and abilities are available.
    * Professions and Class Trainers windows have been altered to more clearly display available and upcoming purchases.
    * New Raid frames are now. They can also be used in place of the standard 5-player party interface via the User Interface options.
    * The Spellbook interface has been improved for greater ease-of-use and visual appeal.
    * For additional notes on Lua and XML changes please visit the UI & Macros forum.

Graphics

    * Improved water and lava rendering system (Video Options – Liquid Detail on the Graphics Panel)
    * Dynamic Sunshafts effect (Video Options – Sunshafts on the Graphics Panel)
    * Multi-monitor support (Video Options – Monitor on the Graphics Panel)
    * OpenGL Hardware Cursor support for Windows (Video Options – Hardware Cursor on the Advanced Panel)
    * Experimental support for DX11 (enabled by passing ‘-d3d11’ on the command line or adding SET gxApi “d3d11” to the Config.WTF file)