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X-Box One = X- Box NONE!

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I just had a horrible experience with Microsoft’s X-Box technical support.  One that is going to cost them DEARLY!

I spend hundreds of dollars a year in video games that will now most likely go to Sony.

I’ve been having a hard time with my Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag video game for the X-Box One.  It started out once my in-game ship pulled into port at Nassau.  A prompt came up asking if I wanted to pull into Nassau.  I said “Yes”.  And the game simply CRASHED!

Hoping it was just a fluke, I ended up trying again… CRASH!

Pissed, I looked online for a solution to find out that I’m not the only X-Box One customer to have had this problem.  There were many others dating all the way back to 2013.  And you can count on half a hand how many of them found a solution (though very complicated) that worked for them.  So I tried all of these things.  Nothing worked.

So I simply told myself:  Microsoft is going to have to give me a download copy of the game and allow me to see if that works as a suitable replacement.  But if it were only that simple!

So I contacted them earlier today and spent hours troubleshooting my game system.  My phone dropped the call a couple of times with one tech who never even bothered calling me back after the second time.  And the other guy ended up being about as useful as tits on a bull.

When everything was said and done, and they realized that nothing they had me do to troubleshoot was worth a steaming pile of shit, the guy contacts whoever he was supposed to contact to see about getting me a download copy of the game.  After waiting yet again about 20 minutes, the guy comes back on the phone to tell  me that they cannot do me the courtesy of permitting me to get a download copy of the game.

What a crock of horse shit!

But I still have another option.  I have the replacement plan on my system from where I originally bought the lemon.  So I will attempt to dump it back off on them in order to get a new system that will HOPEFULLY play this game.  And if that fails, I will simply sell my POS X-Box One and turn ALL of my gaming business toward Sony.

I originally felt like it was my patriotic duty to buy this piece of shit instead of the PS4, which of course is made by the Japanese-owned Sony.  So I am now sick of anyone who spreads that bullshit around.  When American-owned goliaths like Microsoft become too damned big for their britches, then I feel there is NOT ONE DAMNED THING wrong with no longer supporting them.  WHO CARES if we give our business to a foreign company!  A better product is a BETTER PRODUCT.  If American companies don’t like it, then maybe they should compete better with not only better quality assurance for their products, but also better support for the lame pieces of shit that they obviously didn’t care to take the time to develop properly in the first damned place.

I conclude this article with a picture of Bill Gates getting a well-deserved PIE IN THE FACE.  If only it had been a huge pile of steaming, corn-filled shit instead!

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Raped by Dr. Huxtable?

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Say it isn’t so!  Television’s Man of the Year for every year in the 1980s involved in another rape scandal!  No way!

Upon hearing about this, I felt about as empty as I did when I found out that Kurt Cobain, Michael Hutchence, and Robin Williams had all killed themselves.  But Cosby is still alive and kicking!

He always comes off as some intelligent, witty, funny, wise, and even kind man.  Has he fooled all of us?  Or maybe he is all of these things now, but has not always been.

At least three women have accused Cosby of drugging them and allowing his dark serpent to roam their secret gardens while they were out of it.  Who would have ever guessed that one of America’s most-loved and most-successful comedians would ever have been accused of stooping so low?

I personally love Cosby!  I would love to sit down for a beer or two with him.  But is there really any merit to these accusations?  Part of me hopes that this is another case of bitter, broke people jumping on the band wagon to legal riches.  But the other part of me makes me wonder if there is any true fire to all the smoke that seems to be lingering around on the issue.

What do you guys think?  My readers rarely ever post comments, even though I wish you would.  But I hope to hear at least some of your thoughts on all of this.

The REAL Untouchables

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Anyone who has observed the Obama Administration in action knows who the real Untouchables are.  There are enough scandals in this administration to make a gangster or gang-banger blush!  Many feel that our president has more leniency than Elliot Ness did not just in real life, but in the film and series of the same name: The Untouchables.

Looking at our president alone, we have different words and actions that many say violate his Congress-given laws as President of the United States:

  • Many Americans feel he recently overturned a long-standing policy that we will not negotiate with terrorists.
  • “I’ve got a pen, and I’ve got a phone. And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward in helping to make sure our kids are getting the best education possible, making sure that our businesses are getting the kind of support and help they need to grow and advance, to make sure that people are getting the skills that they need to get those jobs that our businesses are creating,” the president said. 
  • The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a 47-page ruling Jan. 25, 2013 upholding the U.S. Constitution against Executive branch violation of the Constitutional separation of powers, in its ruling that President Obama violated the Constitution in making recess appointments when the Senate was, indeed, in session.
  • Monday, in a 248 to 163 vote, the US House of Representatives turned on President Obama by invoking the War Powers Resolution to prohibit funding U.S. military operations in Libya. The House adopted an amendment to a military appropriations bill to end what some Congressional leaders have called Obama’s dictatorship and behaving like a king.
  • “…the president again violated the separation of powers, and this is becoming something of a serial violation for the president,” and was a “shot across the bow” in many areas of presidential power.
  • Appointment of a “shadow government” of some 35+ individuals termed “czars” who are not confirmed by the Senate and respond only to the president, yet have overarching regulatory powers – a clear violation of the separation of powers concept. Obama bypassed the Senate with many of his appointments of over 35 “czars.”

And there are many more supposed violations that I found on the web.  

I say:  “If all of these accusations are true, then why is he still in the Oval Office?  Either we have a Congress that does not have enough integrity and backbone to do the right thing, or many people are simply ignorant of Constitutional Law.  Either way, why the hell can’t we all just get along?”

As for Nancy Pelosi, the only thing I can think of — right off the bat — is that she is battier than a donkey on heroin.  But here is what I found:  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Saturday called the recent in-pouring of Central Americans across the U.S. border an “opportunity” rather than a “crisis” — and added a personal desire of hers.

I say:  “Why the hell should we reward illegal aliens for breaking our laws?  To me, this is just asinine.”

As for Harry Reid, the only thing I can blame him for is being stupid.  But that is not against the law.  When I consulted the Web, I found:  

  • Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid dedicated a page on his official Senate website attacking private citizens, Charles and David Koch, the libertarian business leaders and philanthropists, and that action may be backfiring on Reid.  The Louisiana GOP (LAGOP) says that action, and others by Reid, violate Senate ethics rules which specifically prohibit using the official websites with the Senate.gov domain for partisan political campaign purposes.
  • The Washington Examiner reports “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has received campaign contributions from people and political action committees linked to multiple companies suspected of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.”

And this brings us to Hillary Clinton:  Even while the congressional investigations were being conducted, FOX News came out with an exclusive report about many weapons, vehicles and supplies were stolen by Libyan jihadists.  In fact, according to Fox News, a former American-built training camp, abandoned (not destroyed) by U.S. forces which left the country after the Benghazi debacle, has now been over-run and is being used by jihadists to train terrorists!

The Obama administration response to Benghazi remains horrendous, at best.

At Thursday’s Congressional investigation, Democratic Congressmen walked out of the room while victim families were testifying.  While at the same time, Hillary Clinton granted an interview with the New York Magazine which continued to “whitewash” the entire Benghazi scandal!

I say:  “To me this is quite appalling if it is true.  People died, for crying out loud!”

Overall, I feel that people in such positions of government should be held to a higher standard, since they represent all Americans.  Whenever we permit people in these positions to violate the Constitution, then we are no longer American, in my humble opinion.  Our Forefathers in history, though not perfect by any means, stood against oppression, and many of their brethren died fighting for the very American ideals that are noted in this historic and sacred document.  

I’m not saying that we need to take up arms against our Nation.  I’m just saying that our government is supposed to be democratic, and not a monarchy.  Many people I’ve spoken to claim that we live in a much different time than our Forefathers.  But the documents upon which we base our laws contain timeless principles.  Sure, slavery is no longer around as it was then, but Amendments have been taken to account for all of this.  

Once we allow government officials to become untouchable, then we fail in epic proportions as Americans.  The government answers to We the People, not the other way around.  If our President has indeed violated the law, then hopefully our system will try him and punish him for it.  But as of lately, I keep hearing about transgressions with no ramifications.  According to the latest news, John Boener sued the president.  But we’ll just have to wait and see if it goes anywhere.  Strangely enough, it’s almost as if he and all in his cabinet are untouchable.  

Note:  The various bullet points and some of the other information herein was taken from various news articles I’ve excerpted throughout the web.  I am not attesting that everything in these excerpts is factual, but only samples of what is being circulated over the world-wide web.  

It’s a Mad World!

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If you had told someone 30 years ago that we would be carrying wireless phones which boast the capability of taking pictures, allow paying bills, permit shopping, allow playing video games, act as a flashlight, allow you to read electronic books, allow listening to music, allow watching of videos, allow the receiving of electronic messages, and offer free long-distance, they would have looked at you crazy and asked you how much doobage you had been smoking!

Today’s technology, on the surface, looks like a wonderful, amazing, and wonderfully amazing thing!  But is it really that good for us?  After all, many people feel as though it makes us lazy and complacent.  Now people are able to shop online with their phones and personal computers.  That does save gasoline and wear and tear on your shoes.  But the downside is that you deprive yourself of healthy exercise.  And you also have to be patient and wait for your product to arrive and hope it arrives in top condition.  In some cases, you have to pay for that shipping.  So, sure!  It’s definitely convenient.  But is it really worth the cost of our health, overall condition of your new product, and the labor used to deliver it?  To some, perhaps.  But to others, definitely not!

Technology is not the only thing muddling up our now complicated lives.  United States tax laws are more unfair than ever before, allowing the rich to stay rich while keeping everyone else in the struggling classes.  Tax laws  are more complicated than Chinese arithmetic!  Our justice system is shot to hell and needs to be put down like a rabid animal.  Nowadays, we have the best justice system that money can buy.  You used to be able to retire at the age of 65.  But because people are living longer (lifespan now is 80-years old where it used to be 70), people are having to work longer.  Sometimes it makes me wonder if I really should be thankful for the advancements in medicine.

Things used to be so much simpler when the cost of living was not higher than people’s salaries.  One spouse used to be able to stay home and handle household duties and supervising the children until the other — the primary breadwinner — got home from work.  Now it takes dual income in order to live even the slightest bit comfortably.  And because parents today are not able to spend as much time with children, many children get involved with friends who aren’t the most savory to parents.  Thus they sometimes end up being criminals at a young age.

Do we really want our youth here in America to earn the criminal label before they become adults?  It doesn’t help that teachers are now so knee-deep in paperwork requirements that they barely have time to grade their papers, much less spending one-on-one time with each pupil or student.

Add to this the fact that most companies are under the gun in meeting financial goals that they now only care more about a person’s production than they do their livelihood.  Thus, many employees get unfairly fired and have to find ways to support their families.  It is no wonder that some of them end up robbing banks, snatching purses, and dealing drugs in order to feed their family.  I remember when you could work somewhere and the boss really showed how much he cared for his workers, and it was mostly genuine and not just a put-on.

Finally, debt has become an American staple in modern life.  Our government serves as the perfect example of inept spending quite possibly exceeding other countries in this area.  And most American adults are now in debt.  Many more nowadays are filing bankruptcy due to this spend what you don’t have American culture.  Credit card and loan companies get away with tempting people into situations in which they do not need to be.  And on top of this misdeed, they are allowed to charge exorbitant fees.

So technology — however good and impressive it is — still does not forgive the fact that life is now more complicated than it really needs to be.  Whatever happened to humanity and compassion in day-by-day society.  I truly believe it has gone extinct.

 

“Harass” is One Word, Not Two!

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‘Harass’ is One Word, Not Two!

There is a joke out there that has former United States President Bill Clinton saying “Your honor, I swear that I thought the word ‘harass’ was two words.”  The joke apparently references his famous scandal involving intern Monica Lewinsky and the legal proceedings that followed.

This joke suddenly came to mind when I saw an article on the internet about a general in the military who is in trouble for sexual harassment. Yet there is nothing funny about this particular instance of sexual harassment.

Here is a sample from the article:

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) – The United States has agreed to drop charges of sexual assault brought against an Army general in exchange for him pleading guilty to lesser charges including “mistreatment” of his accuser, a junior officer, the general’s lawyer said on Sunday.

What really blows my mind is that we still have some of these dinosaurs running around in our military. I’m by no means perfect myself and once went to bed with a subordinate woman Marine. But nothing happened; and if it had, it most certainly would have been consensual.  This had been about a year prior to the Tailhook scandal that shook the entire United States government, military and all, to its very foundation.  I may have been dumb enough to get myself in that situation, but at least I had enough moral integrity to not let it go as far as it could have. I never compromised myself as anything other than a gentleman.

I feel there is nothing lower than forcing a subordinate to do something he or she does not want to do and backing it all up with threats.  And what I find most amazing is how people who do this can look themselves in the mirror and still feel good about themselves.

As far as Bill Clinton and other world leaders are concerned, it becomes even worse for them whether the deed was consensual or not for the mere fact that they are held to a much higher standard… or at least should be.  The “it’s good to be king” attitude is no longer as charming as it may have been hundreds of years ago.  As far as Bill Clinton is concerned, had he kept his pants up, he may have been lauded as one of the greatest presidents of the United States of America based on what he did for the economy during his time of office;  but he will instead be known as the president who turned The Oval Office into the Oral Office.

Why in the hell can’t we all just behave ourselves?