Sunday, September 23, 2007


Excuse me for being a thick headed dinosaur, but can some please explain to me how am I supposed to support the Jena Six?

Here is what I know about the story:
In the town of Jena, LA some black students are being prosecuted as adults for beating up on a white kid after being racially provoked.

Now let me repeat the question, how am I supposed to support them?

Is it by requesting that these charges be dropped immediately?
Is it by calling them innocent?
Is it by ignoring the fact that when six men gang up on one dude they are nothing but THUGS who are breaking the law?
Is it by crying out about racism?

Being provoked is one of the weakest excuses I've heard in a long time. Once you go ahead and attack someone physically, it doesn't matter if you're white, black or Martian. You break the law, you pay the price.

I just wonder what would have been the reaction if six white guys beat up black dude for calling them "crackers"? I wonder why no civil rights activists marched for the sake of the Duke lacrosse players -who are innocent by the way? I wonder why there are double standards in race relations while demanding equality?

I have a lot of questions with no answers, but what can I say? I am just a thick headed dinosaur...


Seems to me that I am not the only dinosaur on this planet, as Thomas Sowell seems to be saying something very similar to my ramblings...

I feel good about myself now, kinda

Sunday, September 09, 2007

TPS Report: 2007

It has been a year since I left the college life in Logan, Utah to the other life of Doha, Qatar. It has been quite the experience, I feel that I've learned a lot about myself and the people around me, and my choice of friends.

About this time last year, I had no clue to what I was doing, or planning to do. It wasn't only the jet lag but it was just a case of depression. I felt that I've lost something I took for granted and to be honest, I don't accept losing easily. I was in a situation where I was living at home, with no personal income, no sense of freedom, and no job. It was like high school all over again.

I wasn't going to let this situation break me, and turn me into another whiner. I remembered "the doctrine" tattooed in the back of my brain and looked for inner strength, if this wasn't going to kill me, then God Damn it, it is going to make me stronger.

I tried keeping myself busy, reading books in the morning, Judo in the afternoons, and running at night. It was quite the simple schedule, but it served its main purpose. Keep me busy, and keep my spendings to the minimum and keep me outside the house for as much as possible.

Then came the grad school acceptance, and then work, and suddenly my situation wasn't as bad as it was. I was in a perfect situation that a lot of people might not dream about. My starting salary was great, my job was brilliant, I was in good shape and and my spending is minimum. Thanks to God, I was given the tools to make my own path, on my own terms.

Lesson learned: Have faith in God, never surrender, stay always on the move.

My blogging have been very crappy, and I am happy about that. The main reason is that I've been so busy to sit down and blog. I am either working, running, training, or recovering. I have no time to sit down -today is an exception- and rant about this and that. I still keep track of whats going on around me, and whats going on in the rest of the world, but I honestly feel that rambling over the internet about it, won't solve a thing. I am in no position to make changes and since my words will be useless, I better keep them to myself.

Do or die, thats the only true way of doing things, and thats only way to handle situations. A good plan now is better than a great plan later is best way to handle things aggressively, because the inability to make decisions would count as a decision because of the time wasted while not making a decision.

Never say die.