Monday, November 19, 2007

Gullible is not in the dictionary...

In today's audio installment I rant about how these shady loan companies are trying to cash out on needy and gullible college students.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but...

FEMA eclipses the United States Constitution into oblivion, rendering it null & void.

Some people have referred to FEMA as the "secret government" of the United States. It is not an elected body, it does not involve itself in public disclosures, and it even has a quasi-secret budget in the billions of dollars. This government organization has more power than the President of the United States or the Congress, it has the power to suspend laws, move entire populations, arrest and detain citizens without a warrant and hold them without trial, it can seize property, food supplies, transportation systems, and can suspend the U.S. Constitution.

Is it any wonder why the U.S. government considers America's Constitution "terrorist literature".

Here are just a few Executive Orders associated with FEMA that would suspend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
These Executive Orders have been on record for nearly 30 years and could be enacted by the stroke of a Presidential pen:

allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.

allows the government to seize and control the communication media.

allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.

allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.

allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.

allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.

designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.

allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.

allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds,
designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.

allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.

specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders
into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.

grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute
industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and
correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.

assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative
Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period.

allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms
of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S. financial
institution in any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when a state of emergency is declared by
the President, Congress cannot review the action for six months.

It's only a matter of time...

Friday, November 16, 2007

An Open Letter To My Congressman, Anthony Weiner

Dear Congressman Weiner,

You may or may not know that just recently H.R. 4137 made it out of committee. While the bill as a whole does not bother me in the slightest, I must turn your attention to Section 494, "Campus-Based Digital Theft Prevention", which remains intact.

The following is a quote from a letter to Senator Miller, the sponsor of HR 4137, from various universities in our country: is our understanding that the consequences of the Secretary deciding that a targeted institution has failed to prevent illegal file sharing would be loss of Title IV student aid eligibility. Such an extraordinarily inappropriate and punitive outcome would result in all students on that campus losing their Federal financial aid [emphasis added] including Pell grants and student loans that are essential to their ability to attend college, advance their education and acquire the skills necessary to compete in the 21st century economy. Lower income students, those most in need of Federal financial aid, would be harmed most under the entertainment industry's proposal.

- (URL to full letter)

As a low income student who needs the Pell grant for tuition and living expenses, I fear that the unfair policy of "one ruins it for the rest" will reign supreme here. Furthermore, Sec. 494 of H.R. 4137 forces colleges to deter illegal file sharing by purchasing subscriptions to legal digital music outlets, like Napster and Rhapsody, for all students. Sec. 494 allows grants to be issued to the colleges to cover the expenses for these subscriptions, but I believe these funds would be better used in other education-related faculties instead of feeding the money-hungry behemoth known as the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America)

I urge you, Mr. Congressman, to vote against H.R. 4137. I admit I sound hypocritical when I say one section of this bill ruins the rest of it, but it's for the best, it's for the future workforce of America.

Thank you for your time.

A freshman from Queens College (CUNY) and a REGISTERED VOTER,

Jonathan Ace Wienclaw

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Nearing The End

I've just finished typing up a draft for an English essay; 913 words in 5 hours... My eyes burn and my brain is filled to burst. I decided to check the calender and realized I'm only a month away from the end of classes for the Fall 2007 semester in my freshman year at college.

Time flew on me and I'm happy about it. It's good knowing I have a nice 7 week vacation coming up.
Blame the essay from hell for the blog filler and lack of content this time.

In the meantime, try this out.

For the computer fanatics: I successfully overclocked my processor to 3Ghz.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Dream Machine

Okay... I know I promised loads of pictures, but a majority of them are either very blurry or are discolored to hell.

You'll have to deal with this picture until I upload the crappy ones to a public folder (updating, downloading games, etc: My bandwidth is getting sapped).

Current Specs:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe @ ~2.7Ghz (I plan to OC this past 3Ghz)
1440*900 Resolution
eVGA GeForce 8800GT (650Mhz; eVGA shipped me a faster version than what I purchased, lucky me!)
2.1 speaker system (The bass is amazing)

I already played Enemy Territory: Quake Wars on here and it is amazing.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Two More Deliveries To Go

After a very annoying ordeal with UPS and a deliveryman who can read his electronic clipboard at all, I now have my computer parts and they are all together in the tower. Now I have to wait for two more deliveries. On Monday, the speakers I ordered come in. They're Altec Lansing branded and AL is one of the few brands on my "trusted" list. Two speakers and a sub-woofer. You'd be surprised what I can fit in this small room of mine. On Tuesday (hopefully, the coup de grĂ¢ce of my labors ends with the arrival of the graphics card: the 8800GT (don't worry, I won't go into the computer lecture... this time).

I expect to have everything setup and running by Tuesday night (Wednesday at the latest).

Next entry: Pictures!