Friday, October 31, 2008

A rant... *sigh*

I would like to add to this article that the key to "fixing" the economy is to, in short, rebuild this nation.

The reason the economy has crashed is becasue people without morals were given control of people's money. They abused this power and lost that money, and everyone now (by everyone, I do mean EVERYONE, this is a global disteaster) pays the price.

Why do these people have no morals? Well, regardless of what they were taught, some will always chose to sin. But I do not believe this is the case. Most of these people probably did not think what they were doing was wrong. They thought it was good, and that it would land them lots of money. But it only crashed and burned.

In general, the more and more I see and read of politics, the more I realize how bad off America is. Nations like Bangladesh, India, Thailand, etc, they have excuses, they were not founded upon the same principles that America has been founded upon, the result is horribly ineffective politicians, military coups, and corruption everyonewhere. But Americans should know better, and yet all we can come up with is two men who will, in the end, do nothing for the better. I've heard various people say that all McCain will do is destory the country, but a bit slower than Obama. At this rate, I think I'd rather vote for my Youth Pastor (who is running, btw) than two... well... people who don't have what it takes. They won't make the right decisions, they will play the political games that ALL politicians (or at least most of them) play.

For years and years, the West has been seen as a place of great immorality, evil, and well, bad things by the East. (yet they all want to go there... go figure). To be honest, we deserve that title. America, in my eyes, has failed its job as the lone superpower of the modern world. We have done nothing in my eyes to deserve this title.

My question to everyone else, all other citizens of the United States that is, is what are you going to do about it? Right now, my goal is to complete my studies, but after that, I know what my goals are. I don't know if politics on the scale of Washington is what God has in store for me, but I do know that I've been called to be a leader. To bring the West (especially the nation of America) out of its fallen state. To recreate what we once were, the light in the darkness (okay... fine, we never were a true light in the darkness, immorality and sin have been part of our culture since the fall of the Roman Empire, before that even). If that means I end up president of the United States, CEO of Coke, Blizzard, McDonalds, whatever, I will do it.

What am I saying? To be honest... I'm not sure... well, I'm rambling, that's for sure. But this election has gotten me so disgusted. Obama won't do anything he promises (and if he does, I don't want any of it) and McCain, no matter how he says it, is just a combination of Bush (who, no matter how good of a person he is, is/was a horrid president. Thank God he can't stay in office!) and Obama. It makes me want to run for president.

Now, when I say that, you have to understand where I am coming from. I am not a politician, and I’m a horrid diplomat. I don’t mince words. Furthermore, I don’t like politicians. Bangladeshi politics have given me a bad taste in my mouth for ANY politician. Tarique Rahman spent the past five years ROBBING THIS COUNTRY BLIND. And for that, instead of kicking him out of the country, throwing him in jail (or better yet, shooting him for all the people he indirectly killed because they didn’t get the right government aid!) we send the man to England because he is “sick”. And we did pretty much the same thing with every other politician in this nation. It’s disgusting. America is by far doing a lot better, but still, Obama and McCain disgust me. The best we can come up with is a liberal conservative and a liberal liberal? Oh, but McCain has Palin! Palin is a good VP. Well… since the VP doesn’t actually do anything...

Fine… I think I’m going to stop now… I’m not even sure what the point of this is anymore… oh well.

I’ll try to get a “real update” up later.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Weekend Weirdness

Very interesting weekend.

First off, my laptop, the holy grail of my life, well… besides the Bible, that is. :D

My laptop… didn’t work to well… you see, it had some strange issue with turning off randomly. After some research we decided that it was overheating and the way to fix this would be to blow compressed air into my machine. Well, we couldn’t find compressed air. >_<

So, my mom, the more skilled searcher, went searching. She found a “engineer” with a blowing/vacuum machine to come and fix my machine. Well… he did, and it appears to be working.

If John is reading this, once again, thank you for helping us with this issue.

Second… Youth…

Well, it went fine, I guess, it was a normal thing more or less, but afterwards… very difficult time coming home. I do believe all of it was spiritual warfare, most of it coming from… I’m not sure what, yet, but it was bad. We made it home safely, but not after a lot of stress and a lot of help from other people (once again, thank you Nathan and Caleb).

Also… I went shopping. That sounds really… girly, to say, but it I did, lol. I went and bought 2 headphones (for me and my mom) I replaced Gears of War, and I’m going to try this copy this week… if it doesn’t work, I’ll see if I can get dead space or mount and blade. Also, I went two the new Game CafĂ©. The one that we had gone to had expanded to a bigger room with better computers. It was huge. I there were at least 100 machines in there, and they were all full! One hundred teenagers all playing Counter Strike, DotA, Gears of War, and Vice City… it was amazing. I played a game of Counter Strike. I got pwned, to be honest, but I think I did pretty good considering we had some pretty advanced players playing. It was a good game.

Finally, I went to North Tower to see a shop that sold… that sold… (drum roll please?) REAL VIDEO GAMES! Only console games, but they had a couple of Wii games… I could not believe it. This is rather good… still, I need to ship in PC games from the states if I wanted non-pirated ones.

And that, was my wonderfully interesting weekend.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Diablo 2 - My Adventure

Well, I finally got Diablo 2 to work.

Okay, here is what happened, I had gotten some money and I wanted to get some games… mainly Gears of War. So I went over to visit my friend Jacob, while there we played Diablo 2. I made a new character, a paladin, and fought my way through some demons and monsters for a few hours. Then we went shopping. I bought Gears of War, Medal of Honor: Airborne and then say Diablo 2 in the store, so I grabbed that.

Sadly, when I installed Diablo 2, it didn’t work. I got a “compatibility” error so I figured that it was my Vista OS, and there wasn’t anything I could do. But, then, I realized that I could patch the game! I downloaded the patch this morning, since I had insomnia, and lo and behold! It didn’t work. >.<

So I did some trouble shooting. It appeared that my copy of Diablo 2 did not have certain mpq files, which were rather important to running the game. My brother had installed Diablo 2 successfully on his PC, so using the wonderful google talk file sharing system, I copied the (two!) missing mpq files to my own Diablo 2 folder. I then patched the game. It worked! Best of all, my save files from Jacob’s house work! I now have my wonderful paladin warrior, in full resplendent armor, ready to kick the butts of whatever strange and horrid demon that would stand in my way!

I'll explain what Diablo 2 is later.
27 Peace I leave with you… not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled…
John 14:27 (NKJV)

…you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants… I have called you friends
John 15:12-15 (NKJV)

…If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also…
John 15:20-21 (NKJV)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I'm better!

Well, I had dengue… I’m still “recovering” but acting normal now…

Dengue… is really, really, really bad. But what to do…

Oh, I took the PSAT. It was easy, I’m not sure why I took it now that I think about it. I did it at the American School, which is REALLY nice looking school. We took it in one of their gyms, and it was cold… I was thirsty by the end of it (even though I had enough time to drink some water in the breaks…).

Oh well… I took the darn thing, never have to do it again The SAT, I’ll take it later… not sure when, probably May.

So… that’s what’s going on in my life. Oh, I’m behind in my school now… I hate getting sick. :(

Thursday, October 9, 2008


I had a horrid, horrid, horrid week. You see, I have dengue fever (or something rather similar to dengue, I don’t have a rash yet). My week, therefore, was something like this.

Sunday: Normal school day, I started the Scarlet Letter, got my hair cut. I had a horrid sleep.

Monday: Normal school day, read my science Textbook, had Latin Class at night. I had a horrid sleep.

Tuesday: I realize why my sleep on Monday night was so bad… I was feverish. I slept all day long.

Wednesday: A little better, slept a lot, realized that I might have dengue.

Thursday: I felt much better on Thursday. Still, I am sick…

Oh, and I only got school work down on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. And I didn’t get all the school work I should have gotten done on Thursday…

So, as a warning to everyone reading this DON’T get dengue fever. It is… horrid.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Update on my Life

A lot of things have happened to today…

I had English Class this morning. English is always fun, even if the work itself is rather… hard. We invented a new word! Hiser! You see we were talking about how you should use his or her instead of just his or even s/he, so John decided to invent a new word: Hiser! So, everyone, if you use this word in informal writing often enough, then maybe it’ll become a real word! Ya!

Also, I finished the Grapes of Wrath. Okay, it was actually pretty well written. The middle was garbage in the form of socialist/Marxist doctrine, the end was horridly depressing, but the beginning, the beginning was good.

The plot was predictable in several places. I knew, I knew, that Rose of Sharon’s baby would not have something wrong with it for instance, it just made sense… Still, the story was well written, for the most part, so I guess I’ve give the author that. But really, I don’t see why it was so popular. Who wants to read depressing stuff like that? Also, A Separate peace by John Knowles was depressing, horribly depressing, but it was brilliant. This was only mediocre… so I’m not sure what the big deal is. Give me a Steven Erikson or Tolkien over this anytime.

I start the Scarlet Letter next week. I have a feel it will be more of the same, decent book, but far too heavy for my taste… oh well, I guess they have to smash ‘em all down my throat now cuz in 6 years I’ll be free of their reign of tyranny.

Now… off to DotA!