Steam’s Boat has a Leak They Don’t Plan to Fix

A short while ago a friend of mine posted to me this article about two new Steam security holes found by outside sources that participated in Steam’s bounty program:

Here’s a link to the Russian article:

Twitter post from Matt Nelson:

That Fucking Wall and Shutting Down the Government

I’ll put it flatly, and with color. Fuck that wall. Fuck Nazis. Fuck White Power. Fuck Racism. Fuck anyone who’s stupid enough, or racist enough, or selfish enough, to support that bullshit. Keep that shit shutdown until the government is ran again by somewhat sensible people, trying to do sensible things to protect the American people. I’m not Republican. I’m not Democrat. I’m not Liberal. I’m an American who believes in American qualities and the right to say fuck. And fuck you for trying to put a label on me.

“Policy arguments” don’t happen because one policy is actually better. They happen because one group of people wants to get away with something. Either the other group lets them, or they don’t. There’s no argument about what’s right and moral. The argument stems from how many people agree on this or that for their benefit. The argument comes when you get a greedy rich man trying to convince the poor guy that if he votes for x law, he can keep his pennies instead of paying them in taxes, because that’s better than actually getting a well deserved minimum wage increase that comes out of rich man’s pocket.

Sure, keep your tax pennies as long as I don’t have to pay you dollars more from my ever growing massive basket of wealth. you go right ahead. Oh, and I’m going to sneak in taking money from your Social Security to pay for my debts because hey, you don’t need that money mr. poor man, and I need to pay off my massive debts from my own stupidity. So say the greedy rich.

Keep your guns so you can kill each other with them. one less person to worry about wanting my glorious money, my almighty God, in whom I trust and steal from every person I can. You know why people got upset about Obamacare? Because the second half of the plan, to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour, didn’t get implemented because of the greedy rich. How DARE those with less money than I want a better quality of life! They didn’t EARN it by taking money from the work of others! So says the greedy rich. The republicans sure did a great job of fucking things up for the majority of Americans. The only quality of life that matters to them is their own.

You know why Trump wants to build that wall? Simple. He’s afraid. He promised people who voted for him, who’ve little ethics and few morals, that he would build that wall, and they told him if he didn’t follow through he and his family would be in danger. There’s a reason why American Presidents in the past don’t make deals with terrorists and the criminally minded.

If a “fair deal” does not emerge by Feb. 15, Trump said, there could be another government shutdown or he could declare a national emergency, a move that could allow him to direct the military to build the wall without congressional consent. Such an action would likely face an immediate legal challenge.

Washington Post

You can achieve your dreams!

In discussion today on Facebook, one guy said ”
Make your dream a reality. We are humans, that’s what we do.”

That’s not always possible. And please don’t give me any silver cloud fluffy garbage about how it is. There are things that happen in life, brought about by others or ourselves, that can completely block any pursuit or advancement toward one’s dreams. If you’re one of those who’s not experienced that, great. And you can believe that it should be that way for others, but it’s not. And all you’d do by trying to espouse that it should be for all to people who’ve not achieved their dreams is cause those people a greater personal sadness because it’s not true for them.

I’d like to add, and here’s where my “liberal” or “democratic” or “socialistic” mentality comes in, if you want to help others to achieve their dreams, and to overcome the blocks they have, that’s an extremely noble goal, which can become very personally taxing, and it adds an element of chaos that could result in the person you’re helping actually achieve their goals.

If you want to help others, you might have to step up, and take responsibility for other people, those you want to help. But never mention to them that they can do it. They’ve been told that many times before,and they couldn’t on their own. And, to be realistic, no one achieves success on their own to begin with. They only distort the reality to aggrandize themselves in their own ego.

The Battle for Star Wars

I wrote the below in response to this video –

Star Wars isn’t dead. lol. What’s happened is that some people don’t like the direction some of the movies went in. When I was young, I watched each movie of the original 3 ( 4 5 and 6 just to be clear) well over 200 times each. I used to be able to say each line of those movies from all the characters right along with them.

One cannot critique a movie without having personally seen it. So, to say you’ve boycotted it while you’ve seen it is counter intelligent. You’ve not boycotted anything. You’re bitching because the movie or movies didn’t go your way. Don’t confuse those words. I’m not supporting the story or characters of the new movies by saying it. I hope you’re intelligent enough to discern the difference. If you rage at me for typing that, then I guess not. And, you missed my point.

I saw the original movies (4 5 and 6) in the theater. They were amazing to see during my childhood, and I suggest them to anyone raising children. And this is where my point comes in. Star Wars wasn’t intended as an adult movie franchise. George Lucas himself says that. Try looking at the new movies in that light. Look at how a child might see those characters you’ve criticized, and you might see something completely different than your adult eyes will allow.

The old skool Star Wars fans have all grown up. Watching these movies as a grown up is very different than during childhood. Children don’t have expectations as adults do. Children don’t have awareness of adult political arguments, or the political climate going on at the time a movie was made. Children don’t understand that the United States of America is having a Morality and Ethics War, nor should they. But, these paint how adults look at movies.

I’ve seen arguments about what a strong woman should be related to the Star Wars series. This argument belongs in political / moral / ethical discussion (it’s more a discussion that should exist in the realm of politics, ethics, morality and psychology), but emotionally driven people can’t help but spew their garbage all over the place, even attempting to relate it to children’s movies, because they don’t have the knowledge to address these issues in a formal setting, with people who do.

I’ve got to say this. The only one who can say what a strong woman should be is woman. No man can define what a strong woman should be, unless he’s quoting from or taking observations from a strong woman he knows, or knew. Men who bash on depictions of strong women put themselves into a weak position to begin with.

Many adults go to see these movies, wanting an adult experience of the Star Wars Universe. But, those just don’t exist, at least not yet. I’ve yet to see a Star Wars movie receive an R rating. Of the 10 currently released Star Wars movies, 5 have a PG rating, while the other 5 hold PG-13 ratings. To me, the target of these movies, based on the ratings, shows they’re for children and young teenagers.

Spoiler Alert here (Don’t read this paragraph if you’ve not seen and want to see The Last Jedi). As example, to show how the movie caters to the teenage rebellion mentality, I’ll bring to mind how Poe Dameron rebels against Vice Admiral Holdo. He knows better than any old mother type figure could possibly know, right? I’ll also bring to mind also the anger issue that Kylo Ren (Ben Solo) deals with, which is very similar to what new teenagers go through when experiencing the increasing strength of emotion that happens on the way to adulthood.

Maybe it’s time disenfranchised fans, those disenchanted by the new Star Wars movies, understand that the movies might not have been made for them, but for children and young teens according to the ratings and George Lucas’ original vision for Star Wars, as entertainment for kids. May the Force be with You.

Why “Democratic” Capitalism doesn’t Work

So, somehow I ended up today at this:

Lets do what you’re doing @StevenCrowder, but with what you support – What is Democratic Capitalism? Saying “I have the right to make as much money as I want with as little government interference as I can talk everybody else into accepting through votes, lack of knowledge, and the general financial depression that causes people to sit in their chairs and do nothing.” It’s saying “I don’t want to share my money with anyone else, even though I’ve got 90% of all the money. I don’t give a damn about the lives of other people as long as they don’t try to interfere with how much money I’m allowed to keep for myself. I certainly don’t give a damn about their health. I don’t want to pay for healthcare, and I don’t want to pay for their schooling, and I don’t give a damn about the future beyond my own lifestyle and my family.

The worst thing in the world for people like this is what happened in the past, the Great Depression, when money had absolutely no value. How did that happen? We the people stopped buying the top 90%’s products. We the People stopped buying their bullshit, we the People went on, living as we were, poor as hell, hunting for our food, etc. What did the rich do back then? Many of them killed themselves because we the People destroyed the value of their paper.

Democratic Capitalism is not what the founding fathers intended for America when they first presented the Declaration of Independence, then constituted the Articles of Confederation, and later the Constitution of the United States. Did you know the Constitution was revised in 1992? That means it can be revised again, and changed, or completely re-written. 56 People signed the Declaration of Independence. It took 56 people to create a new system of government and country.

The Declaration didn’t say the unalienable Rights are “…the pursuit of Life, the pursuit of Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness,” No. The Declaration of Independence said specifically:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

This falls on deaf ears here toward StevenCrowder. This is more a rallying call to those who stumble across this as I did, who’re sick of the disturbed, ignorant, and egoistic prattle that spews from the greedy mouths of those who’ve lost sight of the fact that no one accomplishes anything by themselves, and being as such it’s in the best interest of all to take care of each other to the best of our abilities.

You don’t get a job on your own, or by yourself. People built that car you’re driving to the interview. People came up with safety laws that you must go by when driving to the interview. People created the gas you put in your car to get there. People selected you to interview. A person or People interviewed you.

The rich, like Trump, didn’t get rich on their own. Their parents and grandparents, in his case, sold something that many people wanted, healthy for the people or not. They didn’t care, often skirting the boundaries of what’s moral and legal to sell to other people, preying on the weaknesses of man. Grow the fuck up and learn what real responsibility is. It’s not just for yourself.

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Anti-Social is not Anti-Social

The obvious statement is that Trump doesn’t give a damn about the country as a whole, and shouldn’t be President. It’s sad that if I say “anti-social” in relation to Trump, many people think that’s a good thing because the only thing that comes to mind in a political sense is “Socialism” of the past. They ignore the reality of the psychological definition entirely, which means “to be against the welfare and success of others; to seek to sabotage the welfare of others; to not consider others’ needs.”

The definition of Anti-Social in Politics goes against the definition of Anti_social in mental health. Chew on that.

Bernie Sanders on Democratic Socialism:

Explanation from MSNBC –

When “I Love You” is Like Breathing

I don’t usually post these kind of thoughts here.

I have experienced many physical pains. But no pain I’ve felt hurts as much as the pain of loneliness. No, I don’t mean loneliness of not hanging out with friends. No friend can fill that hole. I’m talking about the pain of separation from the person you need to hug.

Not want to hug, but need to hug. Your soul cries quietly in the rain until you can get that heartfelt connected embrace. It’s far more than two bodies embracing. It’s your complete being embracing. Only one person can fill that emptiness.

The person to which you say “I love you” and it’s like breathing. It’s like when you hug you can breath again, and anything before that is like gasping for air, but not being able to get enough air to breathe, no matter how hard you try.


“I have no patience for people who are trying to troll or cause trouble on the wiki”Iamacyborg (Curse Inc. Wiki Admin)

I am the hellcat
what do you think of that
your trolling conversations
your weak assertations
from your insuperiority complex
inferiority convexation
such a hallow dissertation
like staring at the inside of an empty bowl
insults so insidious
attempt to subvert my intelligence
for just a second of joy
to think of me like a toy
just because I respond
no I won’t abscond
but I might steal your mind
I think you left it behind
same place you left your humanity
where you forgot your dignity
when you dropped your decency on the floor
and no, people won’t ignore
they’ll shut you down
just like the clown with an hateful face
you’ve got no place among good people
so you stab with your words
subversive insults so absurd
bash on others to give yourself a high
but deep inside you know it’s all a lie
you want to get in a war with me
your mind can’t handle what I’ve seen
you would crumble under the weight of the pain
as you silently mumble, “oh, this is so lame”
then move on …
because this cat has been through hell
and you’ve not even seen the fire

Trolls 2

“if you could put me in touch with someone who manages the wiki and can deal with troll accounts then I’d be happy to talk with them and organize something where someone cannot use variants of my name.”ZiggyD

fucking troll hoes
who don’t know
who can’t flow
you can’t step to me
they can’t fucking see
what I’ve been through
throwin’ all your “boos”
step to me in life
you really wanna fight?
no I don’t mean in the physical
are you fucking mental
cyber delusional
aching for a power trip
just because you’re not hip
jealousy baby?
maybe I guess we’ll see.
You say you make the fire
that’s just your desire
I am the master of the flames
you’re the master of the lame
You think you’re going to master me?
I’m the master of the catastrophe.

How Do You Keep Yourself Grounded When Your World is Falling Apart?

This was a conversation I stirred up today in response to the headline:

me – “Get Trump impeached.”

Nathan – “Oh shut up”

me – ” is that a comment to the original poster? me? or the person before me?”
(he didn’t do it as a reply, but it was immediately below my comment.)

(after no response, I looked at his facebook public page to see what he talks about, to see if it gives an idea of what kind of person he is)
me – ” I see you’re totally following your own advice from november – “I urge you all. Start spreading love everywhere!!! I mean be nice to douchebag drivers and peeps. “.”

Nathan – “Someone that pays attention. Well, I’m wrong then. Sorry. A change of opinion. I’ve heard of that.”

Then I post – “Nathan here’s a little something for ya –”

Nathan – “And what does that prove That maybe you are still ignorant and want your liberal trash pushed on everyone. Leftist”
(sadly, no lack of grammar, but hey, I get what he means, and of course it’s negative.)

Me – “lol. what a troll. I have one for that too. Sorry you’re a selfish little child, who likes to antagonize because he can’t sympathize with others very well I guess it’s all the hell he’s put himself through from the lies inside his mind about people.

Yea, I’m guessing you’ve got nothing to do with the steeple, or maybe someone who’s got a false face, you’d rather show your own disgrace and ignorance bluntly because your emotional growth is stunted. Sorry about that, I guess you didn’t get enough attention as a child, but you dialed the wrong number by messaging me,

you can keep goin’ and we can see exactly just how slow you are to realize exactly how deep your self misdirection goes, where it from flows, the lies in your heart.

Conversation over. It’s dead, leave it be. Stop tryin’ to fuck with me.”

Don – “Wow, how long were you saving that spiel?”
(oh my thank god grammar!!)

me – “@Don lol. saving? That’s amusing.”

Don – “Just looks like you were waiting for the right opportunity to unload that rant!”

me – “it’s not a rant, i incant creativity from off the cuff I guess you didn’t get enough. it’s just how I work. you can think of it as a creative twerk if you like. now go take a hike unless you want to have meaningful polite conversation. :)”

Don – “I was being polite and didn’t call any names or was insulting but I guess you’re the kiing here becasue you feel you have the authority to hijack a thought provoking post and tell people to take a hike. You should look closely in the mirror before you start judging people. Have a nice day.”
(backpedaling, going down the road of wishing me well.)

Nathan – “Maybe your right Doesn’t mean I have to like what u say”

me – “@Don are you serious? you don’t see the sarcasm and sour tone in “how long were you saving that spiel?” You can’t sell that to me. Open your eyes, can you see?

No deal man no deal. those bones you toss at me have spurs, no sir I won’t accept that your intention was good, I can punch through it like rotten wood. You took offense, maybe you misunderstood, when I said “you can take a hike unless you want to have meaningful polite conversation.” Your mind held only “you can take a hike.” well, mike, no, sorry it’s Don, common and check what you’re thinking against what I wrote, you might find you missed the boat on that one, or you’re intentionally rocking it. If so stop it. 😉

(and, this is what I do, I take things people say that have a negative tone and flip them around like a fish to stay on the ground, when the world falls down. winky wink to Stever)

and yea Don, calling it a spiel has a definite negative connotation. It’s a definite implied stipulation that commenting on facebook generates reaction and thought, albeit not what you want, perhaps, but to think that Stever won’t have creative people on her friend’s list, well I’m sorry I guess I missed..

the memo that demanded I give flat dry retort. Now, can we all be good sports and talk about ways you stay on the ground? lets dig into the profound instead of giving me a pound…ing. 😉

my hats off to Stever, a fellow weaver of words.”

don – “I see your point and apologize for not phrasing it better. I was reacting to your “creative” insulting behavior toward another poster. I dind’t meant to be condenscending. People on Karens site are creative and< I’m guessing, don’t wish to have politics brought into the realm of things. There are political forums for that. But I digress. I would think with all of your creativity and intellect that you would have looked at the content of my response instead of the word after all of the “creative insulting” you had just layed out for another on this post. I guess it doesn’t matter to you tho and that’s fine. Our paths will never cross outside of here. Again, I’m sorry if I offended you and will choose not to respond to this discussion between you and also apologize to Karen Stever for this discussion on her post. Yes Karen is a master weaver of words as you put it, but chooses not to use her gift to insult people who show a difference of opinion. I wish you well in all your future endeavors Richard!”

me – “Sitting aside my creative rhyming this time, I’ll comment further. I could get into the Aristotlean thesis / anti-thesis = synthesis, but that’s complex, and involves a study of pure logic and logical fallacies. (here’s a basic list if your interest is peaked – ) But, I’ll leave it there unless prodded.

Grounding oneself contains within it gaining the ability to, and facing truthfully, without an emotionally distorted slant, all the reality of the ground. I answered the question truthfully, and from my heart when I said “Get Trump Impeached.” This is a place of truthfulness. What’s going on in my country worries me, and brings me to action. I do what I can about it.

I live in a nursing home. I’ve had two strokes, and can’t talk any longer, nor can I sing. In losing that, I lost a part of my heart, but I can still write.

I didn’t become bitingly playful until Nathan attacked / lashed out / tried to claim my first amendment right of speech. At first, I was questioning about his comment. it’s not clear who he’s reacting to exactly, and I had to go off of that his comment rests below mine. Then, I went to see what kind of person he might be by reading over his profile. I found the comment of his that I copied saying that he’s not using his own advice, about treating people kindly. That was the beginning. Then it went on from there, until he called me a “leftist.”

“Leftist” is a derogatory term. People use “leftist” when they want to convey, in a somewhat socially acceptable (at least on the right side), that someone is an unthinking fool. ( That was an attack to which I won’t stand down from, nor should I.

From what you said Don, “I was reacting to your “creative” insulting behavior toward another poster,” I discerned an indication that either: 1. you side with him in what he commented, or 2. you didn’t fully read the conversation between he and I first, and therefore didn’t see that he attacked me first.

Some say it’s childish to attack back when attacked. I disagree. When our beliefs are attacked, we must stand strong. Yet, we must also question our beliefs each moment someone attacks those beliefs to test them against logic and love. I can say that, if you’re Christian, Jesus certainly didn’t hold back in the temple, whip in hand.

I don’t call myself Christian. But, I can certainly use context from any source, philosophical, religious, mythological, scientific, or current.

So many people feel they can’t effect the situation, that they’ve lost power. One guy above said that directly, that he always feels that way before he lashes out. People don’t want to “bring politics” into any discussion area because they feel powerless against it. But, we’re far from powerless.

So, ground yourself. Do a push up or two, and realize you just pushed away the weight of the world.”

Don – “Understood! Peace to you!”

Nathan – “Ok let’s talk. I’m listening / Very well spoken. I’ll give you that but I still don’t like you / Wisdom is better than knowledge. Faith is better also. You sir are wrong.”

me – “Nathan I shall question first my assertion, then I shall question your doubt.”

Nathan – “You win / Excellent points”

me – “nathan a place in your heart? then gg. If not, then all for nothing. I think they said that somewhere differently, something about being a clanging cymbal or resounding gong. ;)”

Nathan – “Don’t ever be cocky when you win an argument”

me – “to speak with arrogance after building a bridge would soon after turn the bridge into a wall.”

Nathan – “U think your so smart don’t you. Gloating is a sign of ignorance”

me – “Nathan perhaps I’m as ignorant as you believe me to be, perhaps more. Something to question, isn’t it?”

Nathan – “Something I can’t reasonably respond to. Nice / U are showing your colors”

me – “I sure hope so.”

Nathan – “I really don’t like you. But I respect you either way”

Then I say in a different thread:

me – “How many people here realize that we’re doing the exact thing necessary to stay on earth when our world falls apart? What are we doing by commenting on facebook? Reaching out, communicating, sharing, discussing. Connecting.

Some people, though, you gotta punch them before they’ll give you a hug. I guess that’s just how they like it. Or, at least, that’s what they’re used to.”

Nathan – “I like this guy Richard Miller. Even though he’s an asshole”