Aviation.Cross Country

Today was my day for flying with an instructor on a cross-country flight. For those of you who have no clue what i’m talking about, a cross country flight is defined as a flight with a distance longer than 50 nautical miles (wiki it). For those of you who didn’t know, I am a pilot working towards my private pilot’s license. A little known fact, aviation gas is 100 octane and costs about $4.75 a gallon!

Misc.The internet and the rise of liberalism

This is just a warning before any of you dive into this. This could possibly be different from your political views. If you are closed-minded, please stop and go away now before you waste your time. Lately (for the past year or so) I have developed an interest in politics. You may think this is wierd, but my views are rather conservative. I know right, OMG WTF A RIGHT-WINGER!!11!1! I have read my fair share of radical blogs, heard lots of speeches, watched hours upon hours watching various news stations. My opinions have formed based on me and me alone. I could delve into a whole sphiel about certain issues, but I’ll save that for a later posting. Right now, I am focused on one thing; the internet. It is nothing short of being the most revolutionary form of communication since the telephone. It allows people to express themselves and form a community regardless of location. The internet has brought many people together from all parts of the world. It would seem though that the internet attracts a certain demographic of the populus; people with liberal viewpoints. You can think of it this way, talk-radio is generally conservative and the internet is generally more liberal. Why does this matter?

If you take a poll from the internet and compare it to a poll by, per say, telephone, you would find that the results would be extremely different. Ron Paul, seriously? No. He is getting all of this bullshit hype about him on the internet because of his liberal point of view. This brings me to my next point. Extremest-left groups. It seems to be that it is a race on many sites to see who can comment with the most out-there idea. They blame the president for their problems. Yes, this is going to be shocking, I agree with President Bush on the war in Iraq. I’ll go into that in another posting too. It is ignorant to think that no one will make a mistake. We have to look at issues in retrospect instead of in a tiny bubble. We must think, how is this going to affect the people around us. Moveon.org is pure political propoganda. They want their way and they are lobbying Democratic candidates to go more radical in their ideas so they can have money to advertise their campaign. It comes down to being different. Ususally a liberal idea is one that is different from a usually more stable conservative belief. The internet has brought with it expression. Everyone wants to be popular and everyone wants to have an impact or make a difference in this global linked society. A forum and group I have started has gained over 400 members. Why? It could be luck, or it could be that it offered something a little new and different from other forums. The internet has been the enabler of many to get their voice heard. Someone reads a very radical blog rebeling against everything known to be true, tells their freind about it, they tell someone else and it is belived as truth. I will give an example. Imagine someone made a blog to prove the earth is flat. They tell their friends who tell other friends until eventually people will belive it as fact and deny any notion of a spherical Earth ever exsisted in the first place. We don’t know what is happening in Iraq. How do we know it the person reporting the news has any credabillity or whether or not they have an agenda to hurt a cause? New ideas are not bad, but ignorance of fame and popularity for their own entertainment is just plain wrong. No, there aren’t new liberals that are emerging, they just want us to think that. Well, that’s pretty much all of the unstructured writing that I feel like doing for now. Good night everyone. If you are interested on how out of touch and radical people on the internet are compared to anything else, check out this topic on the myresistance forums (you have to register, sorry, but it’s worth your time) http://www.myresistance.net/smf/index.php?topic=33882

Life.Tribute

Ahh, Memorial day. This is the day in which we honor and give tribute to all who have given the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedom. If it were not for these brave men and women, we might not even have the right to say what we please as we do.

I got then to thinking about some things. Why do we express such a hatred toward our soldiers fighting? Things are spun up so much letely, so much that we have not the slightest clue of what is going on other than what people tell us from what they heard somewhere else.

We have so much to be thankful for and we simply take it for granted every freedom that we are given. We take our freedom and use it to complain about things. It seems that we are ungrateful for everything that our soldiers have died for. We take one day from the year to recognize our US soldiers who fight for thier country with honor so that we may live with freedom and piece. If you are reading this, thank a teacher, if you are reading this in English, thank a soldier.

We will not forget all that you have done with your great service to our country.

Music.Comp

I have finally finished my first actual composition for music theory class. It ended up being 45 measures long and I think it sounds pretty sweet. A SaX quartet offered to play it, and we will be recording it on Thursday and I will probably put up a link to it here once we get it recorded.

Tech.Web

So the mainsite is only one day off. Everything is ready. Why don’t I just show off the site tonight? I don’t know. I guess I like to savvor the momment for as long as I can. I have been distracted from everything else by this whole project. In other news, I have turned lazy in the category of doing work. 😛 It’s the end of the school year, and I can’t wait to finally relax.

Tech.Live

The site that I have been working at off and on at is finally complete! I’ve learned so much about PHP and CSS by doing this. The finished product is the hardest thing to actually release because normally, you are your own hardest critic.

Most of it wasn’t all that difficult to actually code. Coming up with ideas for what to put out there and how to actually design it was.

A lot of credit go out to many people who gave me suggestions and helped make graphics, downloads and other things. The Fearless Few main site will be released this Friday. If someone comments about this on my blog, I will actually release it Thurday; I mean, there is no reason to delay it if it’s already done!

In other news, this is the first actual real post on my blog. It seems that blogging really does not serve much purpose other than just being a place to relay somewhat useless news. Either way, I guess it is enjoyable to blog.