Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Stop Killing Elephants

Bob Parsons - elephant murderer

PETA has discovered that recently on a trip to Zimbabwe GoDaddy.com CEO Bob Parsons killed an elephant. This was done for pure sport! What an arrogant and despicable man. Elephants are a threatened species. His excuse that this was done to protect the villagers is absurd. Hey Bob instead of stroking your pathetic ego and murdering a majestic, intelligent, gorgeous African bull elephant in cold blood with your high powered rifle you could have taken some of your vast personal fortune, estimated at $200 million USD by celebritynetworth.com, and built a fence around the village or found another solution to the alleged problem the elephants were causing. Not to mention the fact that this is the elephants natural habitat - their home. The truth is that Bob Parsons wanted to satisfy his blood lust by killing a defenseless creature that was unable to fight back against his lethal weapon. He is a very insecure man with an utterly cold heart. You are in spiritual darkness Bob Parsons! Repent of your great evil, turn to Christ and renounce your Satanic ways. Instead of using his wealth to do good he is hunting down innocent elephants!

This sicko Parsons has even posted a boastful video on Video.me (GoDaddy.com's own video sharing site) entitled, "Hunting Problem Elephant - My 2011 Vacation" and this was posted in the "Adventure" video category! Murdering an innocent animal is your idea of adventure Bob? He posted this description of the video:  

"Each year I go to Zimbabwe and hunt problem elephant. It's one of the most beneficial and rewarding things I do. This video shows a typical day of this year's trip. I just returned home today March 14, 2011."

Wow so he feels compelled to do this every year?! Parsons is a very disturbed man. According to the video this is the second consecutive year he's done this.

Here is the video, but be warned this is very brutal and graphic:



Some stills from the disgusting video:

Parsons is so eager to kill!
He wants to make sure the elephant is dead!
Tries to minimize his crime by saying only one was hurt.
Revolting! Look at his smug expression!!!


Note that in the photo of Parsons standing over the dead elephant he actually has a smile on his face! How sadistic. If you look closely you can see a stream of tears coming from the right eye of the elephant. :( If Parsons prime motive was helping these poor villagers he could have done so without murdering this elephant. Instead of making water wells, providing permanent shelter, donating seed for crops, making a seed barn, giving the kids OLPC computers, giving out loans to help the people start their own businesses, building and staffing a hospital or any other of numerous ways of helping he chose to instead kill a defenseless animal! So his flimsy justification for this barbaric act is pure rubbish.

"A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel."
- Proverbs 12:10

"For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all [is] vanity." - Ecclesiastes 3:19

"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men." - St. Francis of Assisi 

Elephants have an extremely close family unit. Numerous elephants will deeply mourn the murder of this beloved family member. Elephants would never abuse their children as human parents have done so many times. An elephant mother would not hesitate to sacrifice her own life to save her children. I recall watching a news report about a case in India where a baby elephant was killed by a train. So profound was her loss that the next day at the same exact time when the train was due to pass by the mother of the slain child rushed forward and derailed the train, she sacrificed her own life to get justice for her dear baby! 

If you want to support a great organization and find the most up to date research on elephants and their conservation go visit the Save The Elephants site here: http://www.savetheelephants.org/

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Big Brother Barack


Remember during the 2010 campaign how Obama promised his administration would have a level of transparency unseen before?

Obama's pledge of transparency was a joke! Is there anything Obama *doesn't* lie about? He's lied about unemployment figures, lied about the stimulus (and where all the money went), lied about health care, lied about Libya, lied about Afghanistan, lied about Iraq, broken numerous campaign promises, etc.

Look at this:

"The Homeland Security Department official in charge of submitting sensitive government files to political advisers for secretive reviews before they could be released to citizens, journalists and watchdog groups complained in emails that the unusual scrutiny was "crazy" and hoped someone outside the Obama administration would discover the practice, The Associated Press has learned."

"But at the Homeland Security Department, since July 2009, career employees were ordered to provide political staffers with information about the people who asked for records — such as where they lived and whether they were private citizens or reporters — and about the organizations where they worked. If a member of Congress sought such documents, employees were told to specify Democrat or Republican."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110328/ap_on_re_us/us_freedom_of_information

What the hell is this? This is taking partisan politics to a new, disturbing, and unconstitutional/illegal, level! What is this Stalin's Russia where officials draw up enemies lists and monitors who requests information? Disgusting! Anyone else outraged by this? I guess in Obama's deluded Marxist mind it is perfectly acceptable to treat the American people with such utter contempt. As usual we can expect the mainstream media to be largely silent in their coverage. If a Republican president did anything remotely of this nature they would be lambasted and excoriated by the media 24x7! What a hypocritical and biased media we have.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Noriko's Dinner Table (2005) - review


This film is supposed to complement the previous controversial film "Suicide Club" (2001).

It revolves around a middle class Japanese family living in a pastoral coastal village. The father, TetsuzĂ´ (Tetsu), is an editor-in-chief workaholic at a local newspaper. Mother, Taeko, is a dutiful housewife who enjoys painting. Elder daughter Noriko is in her senior year of high school. Her sister Yuka is a few years younger. Noriko runs away one night during a power outage and meets Kumiko, a mysterious girl around her own age who runs an internet BBS which has been connected to the previous suicides in the first movie. Kumiko runs the Suicide Club (Circle) and has a business where her employees and her pose as family members for clients. Eventually Yuka also runs away and joins them.

Kumiko has serious psychological problems, she lives in a fantasy world, you can fool others emotionally but sooner or later the fake memories and contrived emotional world will come crashing down.

Noriko and Yuka display enormous selfishness and total lack of regard for their parents' feelings. Perhaps this is an indictment of Japanese culture where parents don't show as much overt emotion and affection to their children, but they clearly didn't know how  good they had it. Maybe their father was distant, but we saw several times how he genuinely cared for his children and worked hard to provide them with opportunities in life. These kids were not abused nor living in some sort of hellish reality they needed to desperately escape. The callousness and ease with which they abandoned their parents is very troubling.

Noriko is so deluded she tells herself that a fake father figure, a paying client, is her real father. And the motif running is that she can create her own reality. Yet her existential crisis and the resolution to it seems so contrived and unnatural that it's hard to feel any real sympathy for her. I found my sympathies resting with her parents (and I don't have any kids myself). She cries for a fake father, yet not a single tear or thought for her real father who is frantic trying to find Yuka and her. She has accepted an illusion for reality and the false for truth. This will damage her.

"Are you connected to yourself?" - this runs throughout the film and the prior one, "Suicide Club". This existential question is something I think any mature adult with any sort of spiritual development and thought life has considered. One doesn't need to run away from home, sever all families ties, or take on a multiple personality disorder to be in harmony with themselves. This film could have dealt with this issue in a much more profound way so ultimately it is a disappointment with the director.

Kumiko and the Suicide Club bringing on the "collapse of civilization" is absurd. As usual with cults they grossly inflate their own self-importance and look for extreme solutions to human problems.

The rationale given is that since people fail in their social roles the answer is to "lie openly and pursue emptiness". This is really simplistic sort of thinking and nihilistic. It ignores the reality of the human condition and our emotional complexity and purpose in life.

These girls drove their mother to suicide, but they are so deluded and caught up in their fantasy world they probably don't care.

Yoko says when finally meeting Mitsuko again, "I knew she wasn't my real sister anymore." YES SHE IS YOUR REAL SISTER! Your very confused sister. Ugh lines that like just really irritated me.

I see what the film maker is trying to do in this narrative but it goes against the way people really are and is more a caricature than a genuine human portrayal.

Mitsuko is a heartless bitch. The way she treated her real mother who wanted to reconcile was infantile and deplorable. She needs serious psychiatric help.

The way this film deals with existential pain is to run away, to escape into an imaginary role. Not very insightful or healing.

The way Mitsuko casually watched with utter indifference as Broken Dam is murdered by a client shows she is sociopathic. She has disconnected herself from humanity. Her words about helping people are shallow and false. She has no interest in people beyond how they can assist her in playing out roles and spreading her diseased nihilistic philosophy.

The scene of the 54 high school girls committing suicide by jumping together in front of a train is done in a mocking way. It trivializes the pain and suffering of people who are depressed and take their own life. They don't cheerfully smile and yell happy slogans as they end their life. There is nothing profound in this narrative. It is an affront in fact to genuine human pain and psychological trauma.

After Tetsu's emotional plea during his reunion with Yoko and Norito they bitterly reject him and keep up their delusional roles. He then kills the four men from  Mitsuko's organization and Mitsuko returns calling for them to make dinner and stupid Yuka and Norito happily oblige, oblivious to their father's extreme anguish and the blood now all over the room. Yoko and Norito are not liberated, they are extremely mentally ill and need help.

At the end Yuka runs away (again), ostensibly forever this time, and we're expected to believe she has had some sort of cathartic moment of cleansing. Really dumb. She is not dealing with her problems in a mature way, this is how I'd expect an 8 year old to deal with an issue not a 16 year old.

Overall this was a good film, solid acting, a definite narrative (though not a terribly interesting or redemptive one), good cinematography, but it trivializes some serious issues and deals with them in a childish way. This film offers a nihilistic picture of family dynamics and an escapist resolution. Nihilism is an empty philosophy for fools. Perhaps Japan does have such a high suicide rate because of films like this. It certainly does not help anyone who is feeling lonely, depressed and suffering. In fact this film is even dangerous in that it glorifies the abandonment of all family and social ties, ignores spiritual development completely, and extols a fractured, unhealthy, self-deceptive emotional state.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Decline of the West

In Japan you still have a fairly intact family unit, schools are much stricter than in the West, children are taught to follow the law and be good citizens. Hedonistic parents in the West raise their spoiled brats to be narcissistic self-absorbed twats who just look to satiate their base carnal desires; if anyone gets in their way they just step over them. The feminist movement and so-called sexual revolution has destroyed the family unit. In the black community 90% of kids are born bastards and grow up with no father present. Things aren't much better in the white or hispanic communities. I regularly read in the British broadsheets of the rise of hooliganism and thuggery, school kids slashing each other with knives, and the law is lax and lets them off the hook. Sexual morality is at an abysmal level in the West too. Half the population is either stoned on drugs or in a drunken stupor. Also a fundamental, a very non-PC, factor is people turning away from God. For those bashing America: yes we have our faults, as does any country, but at least we still have a majority Christian nation and haven't bowed down to the tyranny of the Islamists and welcomed the Trojan Horse into our own shores as misguided liberal Britain and much of Europe has done. It's too late for you now, but we still have a chance. Enjoy the Sharia law which will be coming in the next decades!
in reference to: Why is there no looting in Japan? – Telegraph Blogs (view on Google Sidewiki)

Rap

I loathe rap music. It is extremely misogynistic, promotes criminality and crass consumerism. Further it degrades the beauty of the English language. The bass, or beats, is based on pagan tribal drum beats which were used in calls to war and in various pagan ceremonies. Musically it is extremely simplistic and lyrically devoid of merit most of the time. It is utterly superficial and promotes the shallow philosophy of materialism and glorification of the ego. We have such a rich heritage of great music in America (jazz, gospel, blues, r&b) and there is the vast genius of classical music. Teach kids that glorious music! Listening to rap music one notices a few motifs repeated over and over again:
  1. do anything you can to earn money, the end justifies the means
  2. to be successful in life you must amass great wealth
  3. use women for your sexual gratification
  4. criminality is OK if you are in a lower socio-economic state
  5. if you have a problem with someone violence is the solution
  6. listing all of the material goods they have, how much money they spend, etc.
  7. talking about going to clubs and partying
Seriously this is nothing to embrace as a cultural achievement, quite the contrary!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Who Dares Wins / The Final Option (1982) - review


This movie was a very enjoyable thriller. Pro peace terrorists (oxymoronic) capture a bunch of American and British dignitaries and hold them hostage unless their demands are met. Very strong acting by Lewis Collins, Edward Woodward and Richard Widmark. Tension is built up nicely and the action is kept realistic yet still thrilling. This movie is a testament to the spirit and skill of the British SAS - perhaps the foremost counter-terrorism and special operations unit in the world.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Untapped Energy in America

We do not leverage our abundant energy resources. America has the LARGEST proven reserves of BOTH natural gas AND coal in the entire world! We could have dirt cheap electricity and natural gas for heating our homes and cooking, but the stupid envirowackos and liberal loons, a liberal Senate and Obama won't let us do it! It's unbelievably stupid. If ANY other country had these reserves they would fully exploit them!

Obama fiddles while the world burns!


The Middle East is in utter chaos, gasoline is over $4/gallon, unemployment rate still at 9% (true rate closer to 20%), US is $14 trillion in debt, Japan faces an overwhelming humanitarian crisis following the record earthquake and resulting tsunami, and now with 4 of the 6 nuclear reactors at Japan's Fukushima site in various stages of meltdown the world faces the greatest radioactive threat since Chernobyl so what is Obama concentrating his energy and attention on? Golfing and the NCAA college basketball tournament, so-called March Madness! I guess with Obama the madness moniker is apropos. Obama the man-child is without question the worst president in US history and one of the worst Western leaders in modern times. He is unable to act, paralyzed by doubt and a weak intellect unable to synthesize complex information and act decisively, further Obama seems to be milking the presidency for his family and his personal benefit: constant golfing (61 trips in barely 2 years!), constantly jetting off on vacation, more state dinners and black tie events than any other president two years into presidency. He does not care about America, nor does he care about global stability. He only seems interested when it serves either his personal enjoyment or marxist far left political philosophy. He is an international joke, the emperor has no clothes! Now that we have multiple crisis requiring his utmost attention he just tunes out and cares more about a silly basketball tournament and improving his back swing! UNBELIEVABLE! PLEASE IMPEACH OBAMA AND SAVE AMERICA! Oh he also cares about re-election and you can bet what little free time he has between all his golf outings, sports viewing, vacations and parties will be devoted to the 2012 campaign. I pray the Republicans finally put forward a genuine conservative candidate who is charismatic and electable! 2012 WE TAKE BACK AMERICA! Donald Trump says it well:

"For him to be playing golf the day of and the day after... I think is very inappropriate... The image of him on a golf course while Japan is in the kind of trouble, this is catastrophic trouble, I think is totally inappropriate, and I say that as a person who owns some of the greatest golf courses in the world!"

Obama is so arrogant and clueless he doesn't even care how bad this looks! George Soros and his cabal was probably like:

"Listen up dumbo, your job is to raise the price of oil, destroy the US economy so we can plunder it by buying up assets cheap and stealing trillions from the Federal Reserve and Bailouts/Stimulus and tear down conservative American institutions and replace with Marxist-Leninist ones so we can control people, after you do that you're free to party, vacation, watch sports and golf all you want!"

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hombre (1967) - review


Hombre - a solid western starring Paul Newman. He plays John Russell, a white man raised by the Apache since childhood on a reservation. The plot is fairly simple, Russell escorts a group of people on a coach wagon to another town and in the process they are held up by bandits. This film does not sugarcoat frontier life and we are told of the cruel and unfair plight of the Native Americans and witness acts of racism against them. At one point on the coach trip Russell is told to sit on top (with the other minority, a Mexican character) due to the protests of Mrs. Favor (played by the gorgeous Barbara Rush), she doesn't want such a "savage" man in the coach with the civilized white folk. Ironically, later on Russell sacrifices his own life to save her from the bandits, when even her own husband is afraid to act on her behalf. A major theme of the film is greed. It drives a disillusioned town sheriff to join the bandits. The West is accurately portrayed as a harsh and unforgiving environment.

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