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Posted by TJ on Friday July 17, 2009 @ 12:27 PM
[Tags: business, thoughts, rant]

How many people say "God Bless you" after every time someone sneezes in their office? For me this is just way to overboard and thankfully my whole office has taken this stance. I mean I never understood the whole concept anyway. I think I read that the whole bless you mess arouse from the idea that with a sneeze you let evil spirits out of your system... Well shouldn't someone blessing me then? Now I have to deal with your evil spirits and your evil germs? Shouldn't I plead out "God bless ME" instead?

I have a feeling those people who do bless every office sneeze are just those that are bored at work and take a sneeze as a way to start conversation.


Posted by TJ on Monday December 15, 2008 @ 10:45 AM
[Tags: opinion, thoughts, rant]

Among several holiday traditions I can't stand are those Salvation Santa Clauses that appear way to early in the holiday season outside the local supermarket, Walmart, city corner, or shopping mall. I find them equivalent to the homeless panhandler and find the bell irritating. My deep despise of these Santa has led to my boycott of their purpose and their change kettles. I ask that all my readers join me in my boycott and maybe we can eliminate this holiday tradition like the way of the fruit cake.

But WAIT before you call me a self centered prick read on...

I am not saying don't donate to the salvation army. Actually, I want to encourage you to donate to them. With the current state of the economy charities or having a particularly difficult time. So donate... please donate just don't give it to Santa use other means. Use their website to make a donation or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY to donate by phone. If you donate just $10 you probably make up for 20-30 people who add their spare change into the red kettle. If you and everyone donates $10 through the website instead of the red bin the Salvation Army Santa's will have no reason to stand in the cold ringing that annoying bell. You can finally exit your shopping mall without the guilt because you walked right passed Santa without even establishing eye contact. People you can gain your sanity back and you CAN make a difference, it's Christmas for god sakes.

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Posted by TJ on Thursday November 13, 2008 @ 12:11 AM
[Tags: thoughts, tv, humor]

I mean what are we really trying to teach our kids here? Maybe video games aren't to blame for all the issues with kids today its the damn cereal commercials and their serial capers.

To list a few of the cereal villains:

1.) Trix - the rabbit is always trying to steal the Trix from the kids. The kids never share saying Trix are for kids.

2.) Lucky Charms - Here you have the iconic "Lucky" the leprechaun always running from the kids who are trying to steal his charms. Aren't we all suppose to get along?

3.) Fruity Pebbles - Here we have Flinstones Barney always trying to deceive a friend Fred to get his Fruity Pebbles... some friend heh?

4.) Cookie Crisp - Cookie Crisp has had a series of crooks as mascots to represent its cereal. From 1982-1997 it was Cookie Crook who was always getting arrested for trying to steal from kids and in recent years its been Chip the Wolf.

5.) Waffle Crisp - In a 1996 ad Grannies disguised as girls try to steal a stash of the cereal from their unsuspecting grandchildren... with a rifle.

Posted by TJ on Monday October 6, 2008 @ 04:28 PM
[Tags: links, thoughts, humor] said:
A small, newly-discovered asteroid named 2008 TC3 is approaching Earth and chances are good that it will hit. Steve Chesley of JPL estimates that atmospheric entry will occur on Oct 7th at 0246 UTC over northern Sudan . Measuring only a few meters across, the space rock poses no threat to the ground, but it should create a spectacular fireball, releasing about a kiloton of energy as it disintegrates and explodes in the atmosphere. Stay tuned for updates

Okay so according to this report it doesn't look like were actually screwed, however, as a coincidence “The Time Monks” has also chose October 7th as the beginning of a period of extraordinary event that will surpass 9/11. The Time Monks is a computer based project that is basically computers analyzing data to predict the future. said:

“ The Web Bots see September 22-27, 2008 as precursor dates to the main turning point date of October 7, 2008. Closely watch events during September 22-27, 2008 for hints as to what to expect on October 7, 2008.

Cliff said whenever “it” happens, and whatever “it” turns out to be, “it” will be a date in history you remember like 9/11, we will remember 10/7.

The Web Bots foresee that October 7, 2008 to February 19, 2009 will be filled with emotional intensity, and the length of the release period will be extraordinary. The Web Bots have never picked up any event lasting this long. In comparison, 9/11 length lasted about 10 days. This event will be four months of high emotion…….”

Based upon the September 22nd interview on Coast to Coast radio with the Time Monks, here is an outline of what the Web Bots have uncovered for the following weeks, months and years:

The next year will get very ugly and will change your life worse than 9/11. It is important to understand the magnitude of the data. The sort of agony, grief, pain and rage that was felt the six days following 9/11 will be felt for five and a half months. From October 7th, 2008 until March of next year….

* Will there be a total economic collapse?

Yes. 2009 will be a “year of transformation.” The keyword “monumental” shows up as how the future will view our current situation. Time Monks describe this as an “epic situation”

And add to this my blog post how the stock market actually decreased drastically 2-3 weeks before the September 11 events, speculating you may be able to see a huge drop in the stock market as predicting a huge event.

So all these commingling events seem to all add up, and I think it's as a good time as any to get your tinfoil hat on. User submitted image No?

And as if this is not enough to worry about we also have a UFO and some aliens visiting us on October 14th. Blossom Goodchild, a physic says she has been visited by the Federation of Light. The FoL gave her a message that speaks of giant lightships appearing and humanity will be rocked by the sightings. She stresses they come in peace. Here's the exact message she said she received. said:

***The Lightships are there in our skies
Connected to the thoughts and wishes and hopes of humanity
They are indeed higher self consciousness aspects of humanity
Or could be referred to as "us in the future"
First contact individually has already occurred
It is First contact globally that has not occurred yet
This First contact globally shall be in response to the consciousness level of humanity
Discernment must be used as darkworkers try to counteract everything that the Light brings in (yet they are failing in this)****

Boy are those aliens going to be mad when they finally decided to come visit us and we are no longer here.

Posted by TJ on Friday September 5, 2008 @ 11:23 AM
[Tags: bookclub, thoughts, shopping]

Someone bought a book from my amazon affiliate link (thank you by, the way). "Rethinking Globalization: Teaching for Justice in an Unjust World" looks like a very interesting read, especially if you're a teacher. I believe teacher's have the opportunity to affect our nation's future by investing time, energy, and wisdom in our students. Pretty important role I'd say. I think it's also interesting when teacher's step out of the textbook and teach stuff based on current issues. This book is written by by Bill Bigelow, Bob Peterson and received excellent reviews.

So here it is the first TJshome book club nomination #1...

Posted by TJ on Wednesday August 6, 2008 @ 04:55 PM
[Tags: politics, thoughts, internet]

It has been reported that John McCain reads his emails everyday. However, how he reads them is his staff prints them out on paper then hand them too him. McCain is just computer illiterate as George Bush who was amazed by cash registers. He does kinda seem like that type. He seems like the guy who likes to reminisce about the good ole days. Perfect for a US president... lets Nuke them like we use to...

Posted by TJ on Wednesday July 16, 2008 @ 10:01 AM
[Tags: economy, internet, thoughts]

Who will benefit from the falling economy and fears of recession?

Internet advertisers, thats who. Gas prices have increased dramatically and so has all prices in general which have led to some people skipping their vacations, trips to shopping malls, leisure activities to spend more time at home. What do people do at home? Browse the internet. And there's only so much someone can do online before they will click an advertisement, even if they have a strict no click policy against advertisements.

Now some may also argue that this increase in internet users will be washed away by others who cancel their internet because of the economy. Don't kid yourself... it's impossible to live without internet in this day and age...right?

Apparantently internet auction websites benefit as well. eBay's profit increased 22% in the last quarter. I guess everybody is buying is used gas on there or something. What ever happened to the purported boycott of eBay to due the site's change in fees and feedback policy??

Source: EBay profit jumps 22%
Source: EBay seller boycott set to start Monday

Posted by TJ on Thursday February 14, 2008 @ 05:22 PM
[Tags: news, games, thoughts]

The school shooters seem to be getting older. A decade ago it seems every week there was another shooting at a high school in the news ... currently it appears as this is the case with college's.

I say this as the AP reports at least 18 Injuries in shooting at Northern Illinois University

Link: QC Times Article

This is quite scary as are they going to graduate and start shooting up the workplace?

Can the video games generation be to blame? Could it be that the kids who grew playing the violent video games now are in college? I never believed that whole argument but it makes you think there could be some correlation.

Before the Virginia Tech you barely heard about university shootings in national news. I however, was on the campus of Westchester Community College (NY Times Feb 8 2000) when a non-student shot his ex girlfriend then killed himself on campus. That was the worst college shooting I ever heard about before the Virginia Tech Massacre.

Posted by TJ on Friday June 22, 2007 @ 03:48 PM
[Tags: personal, thoughts, rant]

I've been quiet and reserved for most of my life. I can not remember exactly when it clicked in or if its just been there forever. I've thought about it and I'm sure a lot of those close to me think about it...what makes me so damn quiet? So here's an attempt at list that I will start and add to as time goes on.

  • I do not like to ask stupid questions - most people like to ask questions just to make conversion, I only like to ask questions when I really want to hear the answer.
  • I do not like to lie - It seems, at least to me, that most big talkers are also big liars. Half the crap coming out of their mouths is either lies or big exaggerations of what really happens. I keep it real and to the point.
  • My mother named me Tim - So I took it upon myself to be Timid
  • I'm an introvert - Most people think this is the same as being shy but they are wrong there's a good article here:

  • Abraham Lincoln is my role model: He once said "'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt."

    There are some times I think of something to say but quickly put in reserve.

    I may add some later.. but yeah... now you know and do not have to ask.