Friday, January 20, 2012

List of Morons supporting SOPA/PIPA

We can NOT afford to back down on this!

Our Congress is threatening to pass several corporate-made bills, threatening to censor and shut down our very internet.

This is NOT a joke!

Under evil bills like PIPA, SOPA and other First Amendment killing bills, if you post so much as a picture on your own, personal site/Facebook/blog/ect. of something ©, YOU would suffer the following:

1. A fine of $250-500,00
2. No less than 5 years in prison
3. The permanent loss of your house, car and children

And guess what? This even applies to you if you are a child. That's right, if your 7 year old posts a picture of Spongebob on his blog, that's instant jail time AND it goes on his permanent record.

Post a picture of you and the family from your last trip to Disneyland? You go away for 5 years and you lose it all.

Every potential employer will only see you as a risk, not worth hiring. Your life as you know it will be worthless.

To put this into perspective, the man who murdered Michael Jackson is only going away for 4 years. When he gets out of prison, he will have access to job assistance, health insurance and a clean slate to start anew.

But if you share a © image, you get more than his sentence, NO job assistance, you just end up on the streets. PLUS you could even be sued again by the corporation(s) you made angry by posting an image.

Again, murder a man, get off in 4 years. Post a picture? 5 years and then some.

Want to fight back? Call your local congressperson and demand that he/she Votes NO on PIPA, NO on SOPA, and NO on all of the other bills.

Be sure to mention that the man who started the SOPA bill... ALSO infringes on copyrights:

Another way you can fight back is by boycotting corporations supporting SOPA/PIPA.

UPDATE: The following people have pulled their support of SOPA:
Nintendo of America Inc.
Entertainment Software Association (ESA)
Sony Electronics Inc.

The following people are supporting SOPA/PIPA and other bills designed to kill your First Amendment rights. Please join me in boycotting their services:

1-800 Contacts, Inc.
2b1 Inc
3M Company
ABRO Industries, Inc.
Acushnet Company
adidas America
Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)
Allen Russell Photography
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Alliance of Visual Artists (AVA)
Altria Client Services
American Apparel and Footwear Association
American Association of Independent Music (A2IM)
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Federation of Musicians
American Gramaphone LLC
American Made Alliance
American Mental Health Counselors Association
American Photographic Artists
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
American Society of Media Photographers
American Society of Picture Professionals
American Watch Association
Anatoly Pronin Photography
Andrea Rugg Photography
Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy Initiative (ACAPI)
Applied DNA Sciences
Art Holeman Photography
Association of American Publishers (AAP)
Association of Equipment Manufacturers
Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP)
Association of Test Publishers
AstraZeneca plc
Australian Medical Council
Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association
Baker & Taylor Ent.
Bay State Psychological Associates
Beachbody, LLC
Beam Global Spirits & Wine
Blue Sky Studios, Inc.
Bose Corporation
Braasch Biotech LLC
Brian Stevenson Photography
Brigid Collins Family Support Center
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)
C. F. Martin & Co., Inc.
Callaway Golf Company
Cascade Designs Incorporated
Caterpillar Inc.
Caveon, LLC
CBS Corporation
Cengage Learning
Center for Credentialing & Education
Center Stage Photography
CFA Institute
Chanel USA
Christopher Semmes Photography
Church Music Publishers Association
CMH Images
Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Piracy (CACP)
Columbia Sportswear Company
Comcast Corporation
Commercial Photo Design
Commercial Photographers International
Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System
Consumer Healthcare Products Association
Copyright Alliance
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC)
Coty Inc.
Council of Fashion Designers of America
Country Music Association
CropLife America
Cross-Entertainment LLC
CSA Group
CVS Caremark
Dan Sherwood Photography
Danita Delimont Stock Photography
Dayco Products, LLC
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group
Derek DiLuzio Photography
DeVaul Photography
Direct Selling Association (DSA)
Directional Insight
Distefano Enterprises Inc.
Doriguzzi Photographic Artistry
Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
Dolce & Gabbana USA, INC.
Dollar General Corporation
Don Grall Photography
Dunford Architectural Photography
Eagle Rock Entertainment
Ed McDonald Photography
Educational & Industrial Testing Service
Electronic Arts, Inc.
Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)
Eli Lilly and Company
Englebert Photography
ERAI, Inc.
Eric Meola Studio Inc
Evidence Photographers International Council
Exxel Outdoors
FAME Publishing Co., LLC.
FAME Recording Studios
Far Bank Enterprises
Fashion Business Incorporated
Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
Fender Musical Instrument Company
Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA)
Ford Motor Company
Fortune Brands, Inc.
Fred J. Lord Photography
GAR Associates
Gelderland Productions, L.L.C.
Gemvision Corporation
Gibson Guitar Corp.
Gospel Music Association
Governors America Corp.
Graphic Artists Guild
Greeting Card Association (GCA)
Greg Nikas Photography
Guru Denim
H.S. Marketing & Design, Inc.
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
HarperCollins Publishers
Harry Fox Agency
Hastings Entertainment, Inc.
ICM Distributing Company, Inc.
IDS Publishing
IEC Electronics corp.
Images Plus
Imaging Supplies Coalition (ISC)
Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA)
International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries
Ira Montgomery Photography
J.S. Grove Photography
James Drug Inc.
Jaynes Gallery
JCPage Photography
Jean Poland Photography
Jeff Stevensen Photography
John Fulton Photography
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Juicy Couture, Inc
Julien McRoberts Photography
K&R Photographics
kate spade
Kekepana International Services
Kenneth Garrett, photographer for National Geographic
Killing Jar Productions LLC
Lacoste USA
Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
Lexmark International, Inc.
Light Perspectives
Linda Olsen Photography
Little Dog Records
Liz Claiborne, Inc
L’Oréal USA
Lucky Brand Jeans
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton
Major League Baseball
Marcia Andberg Associates LLC
Mark Niederman Photography
Marona Photography
McLain Photography Inc
Merck & Co., Inc.
Messy Face Designs, Inc.
Michael Stern Photography
MicroRam Electronics, Inc.
Minter Works of Art
Mira Images
Monster Cable Products, Inc.
Moose’s Photos
Morningstar Films LLC
Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA)
Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association
MPA – The Association of Magazine Media
Mr. Theodor Feibel (sole proprietor)
Music Managers Forum-U.S.
Nashville Songwriters Association International
Natalie Neckyfarow Actor/Dancer/Singer
National Association of Broadcasters
National Association of Manufacturers
National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM)
National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO)
National Basketball Association (NBA)
National Board for Certified Counselors
National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
National Football League (NFL)
National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA)
National Retail Federation (NRF)
Nervous Tattoo Inc., dba Ed Hardy
New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.
New Era Cap Co Inc
New Levels Ent. Co. LLC
News Corporation
Next Decade Entertainment, Inc.
NHL Enterprises, L.P.
Nicholas Petrucci, Artist, LLC
Nike, Inc.
Nissle Fine Art Photography
North Dakota Pharmacists Association
North Dakota Pharmacy Service Corporation
Oakley, Inc.
One Voice Recordings
OpSec Security, Inc.
Outdoor Industry Association
Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI)
Outdoor Research, Inc
Pacific Component Xchange, Inc.
Party Killer Films LLC
Pearson Clinical Assessment
Peavey Electronics Corporation
Perry Ellis International
Personal Care Products Council
Peter C. Brandt, Architectural and Fine Art Photography
Peter Hawkins Photography, Inc.
Petzl America
Pfizer Inc.
PGA of America
Philip Morris International
Photojournalist Dave Bartruff
Picture Archive Council of America (PACA)
Pigfactory Music
PNW Images
Premier League
Production Music Association (PMA)
Professional Photographers of America
Quality Float Works, Inc.
Raging Waters Music
Ralph Lauren Corporation
Ramsay Corporation
Rebel Photo
Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
Red4 Music/Doogs Rock Inc
Red Wing Shoe Company
Reebok International Ltd.
Reed Elsevier Inc.
Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)
Richard Flutie Photography
Rite Aid
Robin Davis Photography, Inc.
Rodger Scott Craig, a member of Liverpool Express, The Merseybeats, Fortune, Harlan
Cage, 101 South, and Mtunz Media
Roger Smith Photography Services
Rolex Watch USA Inc.
Romance Writers of America (RWA)
Rosetta Stone Inc.
Saddle Creek
Sage Studios LLC
Sam D’Amico Photography
Schneider Electric
Sean McGinty Photography
Secret Sea Visions (Photography)
SG Industries, Inc.
Shure Incorporated
SIGMA Assessment Systems
Six Degrees Records
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
SMC Entertainment
SMT Corp.
SoBe Entertainment
Society of Sport & Event Photographers
Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)
Sony Music Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Soul Appeal Records and Music
Southern Gothic LLC
Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
SPI (The Plastics Industry Trade Association)
Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association
Sports Rights Owners Coalition
Spring Fever Productions LLC
Spyder Active Sports, Inc
Stenbakken Photography
Stephen Dantzig Photography
Stock Artist Alliance
Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC
Student Photographic Society
Studio 404
SunRise Solar Inc.
Taylor Glenn Photographs
Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.
Tednologies, Inc.
The Cambridge Don
The Collegiate Licensing Company/IMG College
The Donath Group, Inc.
The Dow Chemical Company
The Estee Lauder Companies
The McGraw-Hill Companies
The Music People! Inc.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
The Recording Academy (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences)
The Timberland Company
The Walt Disney Company
Tiffany & Co.
Time Warner Inc.
Tony Bullard Photography
Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.
TRA Global
Tricoast Worldwide
Trio Productions, Inc. / Songscape Music,
True Religion Brand Jeans
Twist & Shout, Inc.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
Universal Music Group
Uniweld Products Inc.
VF Corporation
Vibram USA, Inc
Virtual Chip Exchange USA, Inc.
Voltage Pictures, LLC
W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co.
Walcott Studio, LLC
Warner Music Group
Wendy Kaveney Photography
Western Psychological Services
Westmorland Images, LLC
Wild & Associates, Inc.
Wild Eye Photos LLC
William Sutton Photography
Willis Music
WindLegends Ink LLC
Winestem Company
Winslow Research Institute
Wolfe Video
Wolverine World Wide, Inc.
Woolrich, Inc.
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
Xerox Corporation
Zippo Manufacturing Company
Zumba Fitness, LLC

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Why women are bat-shit crazy and how men can MAN UP.

So I just saw a video about a boy who believes he’s been placed in the dreaded “friend zone”.

I’d like to point something out here. This happens to both genders, not just guys.

And I have to ask… Where is the communication?

WHY do some guys chicken shit out when a girl says "I love you" and then clam up when they want to say to a woman "I want to be YOUR man"?

You know, opening your mouth and being DIRECT with a woman is a good approach. Women are NOT mind readers.

Often times we are just as confused as you, so please, you’re not in kindergarten anymore. Stop playing games and be direct with your feelings.

Oh, and spare me the excuses about your “friends”. First man to say “HA HA! You share feelings dat mean ur GAY” is probably himself, single…. And a girl.

You can also spare me the "I'm scared" speech. We're ALL scared. But guess what? Your fear ain't gonna get you the correct girl. So drop it.

Another thing? If you like a lady, DO NOT EVER post about other chicks on your FB Wall. And I do mean EVER.

Seriously, if a woman sees you posting about how hot so-n-so is, or she catches you (hypothetically) on TV with another bimbo, it screams "Guess what? I'm not looking for love, I just wanna be in someone's pants and I'm not grown enough to make a move on a REAL woman"

Gentlemen, let me pull you aside and explain something here. Yes, we women can appear bat-shit crazy. And there is a reason why.

From the time we are born until we are dead and our fleshy meat-pillows become worm food, we are constantly being told by the media one thing and one thing only.

“Bitch you ain’t shit.”

We have magazines like Cosmopolitan that give us conflicting messages in every issue. A typical female magazine reads as follows:

Step 1: Bitch you ain’t shit. You ugly, you dress like a clown, here’s the clothes you SHOULD be wearing. Here’s the makeup you SHOULD be using.
Step 2: Here’s how to FINALLY get a man, you lonely virgin loser.
Step 3: Here’s how to keep skinny and trendy. You know, no matter how good you are, you WILL be replaced and SOON. Guys are always sleeping around. Deal with it.
Step 4: Here’s a list of sex tips he wants you to try, but is too chicken shit to ask for.
Step 5: Here’s how to dump that man-whore.
Step 6: Here’s how to stay skinny so you can get a NEW man, and learn how to get even more boy-like so he won’t cheat on you… as often.
6a: And here’s how to handle your mom, dad and co-workers when you lather, rinse, repeat this article, you fucking whore you.
Step 7: Here’s a bunch of fat, fat, fatty McFattenstein cake and booze recipes you can use to gorge yourself on.
Step 8: Here’s a steamy story about a woman who had I-don’t-even-know-your-name sex with a CIA agent, and how she made him put on a condom.
Step 9: Ads. More ads than you’ve seen on a gaming site. They carpet bomb the next few pages with ads. In tiny print. Skip this section or you will go blind.
Step 10: In next month’s issue of Bitch you ain’t shit monthly… a boring movie starring a horse-faced bitch with no figure!

This is why I’ve replaced every woman magazine in my house with video game, wrestling and comic mags. At least they are written in ENGLISH. I have problems reading "Bat-shit".

It doesn’t start here though. Oh no. When we are little girls, we have Disney, always telling us via their shows and movies that we are not:

a. Skinny Enough
b. White enough
c. Nasally Enough
d. Pretty enough
e. Popular enough
f. All of the above.

From our toddler days onward, we are shown shows in which a girl changes herself just to win the appreciation of her family, her friends, people who do not matter, and above all else, a man. Because you know, a man can’t just “fall in love” you need to “earn” this right, or waive bye-bye to him forever, as he sleeps around with the first bimbo built like a boy with fake tits. (A Diva.)

Don’t believe me? I dare you to drop this blog down, and go watch The Little Mermaid. Skip ahead to the part where Ariel loses her voice, and Eric is possessed by "Vanessa" (Ursula in disguise).

Go ahead, I’ll wait.

…………… Hey welcome back. Scared? Fuck dude, me too! And that was like my favorite movie at age 4. Think about that.

So yeah, whenever a woman sees you on screen with another bimbo, or she sees you in a play with someone else, or she sees your Facebook wall overrun with “yeah dat bitch be HOT” comments and the photos of 3 or more scantily clad bimbos, what is she thinking?

I’ll tell you what, she’s not thinking “Oh WOW! This man truly understands the concept of the female form.”

No. She’s thinking “Oh great. WTF am I thinking that he would EVER want me? He’s just like all the other man-whores. Just looking for someone to service his needs. I guess he’s not grown enough to care about MY needs. Nobody cares about me.

Yeah, every woman thinks this right now.

First woman to say “Oh I’m not like that” is going to sigh, and drown her sorrows in a bag of Doritos, because she can see that you don’t really care about her. At least, that’s what she’s been lead to believe.

NOW HOLD ON!! Women, I see you snickering over there. This is NOT your “Get out of jail free” card, I wanna talk at you a moment too. That’s right, step a little closer.

Ladies, believe it or not, these men have been through EXACTLY what we have, they just don’t blog about it like a woman does.

Have you seen the movie “Bigger Faster Stronger”? Go rent it. NOW. It changed my life.
Yes another Amazon rental. Now you DON’T have any excuses. >:D

Through this movie, I learned that from the time a boy is born onward, he is spoon-fed the SAME body-image CRAP we were.

When boys are little, we hand them G.I. Joes and action figures that look cartoonish and steroidal. And what do we say?

“That’s what a REAL man looks like.”

See this? I own this action figure. But more on that later.

Why do you think these guys don’t want to sit there and listen to you yammer on about guys like John Cena? Look at Cena. (*AHEM* his eyes are up here. Thanks.) Cena looks just like the action figure the man next to you grew up with.

Guess what every man is thinking right now?

This is BS. That dude who can’t wrestle looks JUST LIKE the action figure I played with. The one she thinks I oughtta look like. And now she’s drooling over him. I guess she don’t care about me. Nobody cares about me.

Gee doesn’t THAT sound familiar???

Yeah, I watched Bigger, Faster, Stronger, and felt like a total heel. I had no clue that what I had grown up believing of men was BACKWARDS.

Honesty and communication are much more manly than posting pics of every bitch you like, and ladies it sure beats the hell out of making him watch you drool over some Twilight Sparkle-pire.

You want to change your Facebook relationship status? BE DIRECT people!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The truth about the S.A.T & other School B.S.

Ami's First Love (Movie) by Fleur123

As I type this, I have just watched the 60 Minutes piece on the boy who was paid off to help students cheat on their SAT's. A summary of the latest news can be found here.

Now to be honest, I don't actually care that those kids wasted all that money, cheating. In fact, I don't think that's the biggest problem.

My problem? What has gone so horribly wrong in our society, that these stressed out kids felt they "had to" cheat, to get into a good college, and have a 1 in 30 chance at a decent life?

Let me backtrack a little bit. Between 2007 and 2008 I worked at a school supply store. As per my job, I had to read every, single, God-forsaken book in that store, because it was my job to help my customers find the right book for their problem. I was essentially a teacher's aid.

So I read every SAT book, every GED book, every curriculum, history book, math book and even behavioral management book that store had. An entire three walls worth of books, cover to cover.

Guess what?

Most of the bullshit you are required by U.S. law to learn before the age of 18? You will NEVER need any of that shit as long as you live. Scary? Keep reading.

I learned that everything you need to know to survive, start a family, get a good job and balance a checkbook... you've learned by the sixth grade.

Grades 7-12? It's all bullshit. As long as you live, you will never need what you were spoon-fed during this wasted time. Not even if you become a scientist or a teacher. What ever you learned when you were in the 7th grade, will have changed 8 times over by the time your first child hits the 7th grade. Hell, I remember the day I had to clearance off the old 7th grade text books, to make way for the "new and improved" curriculum.

As soon as you hit college or trade school, what's the first thing you're told? That's right. Everything you learned up until now is USELESS. Your teacher hands you a book, blasting to Hell all the myths and legends your so-called school teachers taught you up until this point. Good example? In college, you learn that...

Christopher Columbus:
1. Didn't discover jack shit. The Native Americans were already living in "America" long before he ever GOT LOST. And as my mom always said ~ You CAN'T "discover" something that already belongs to someone else. If that was the case, I'd break into your house and discover myself a new Xbox.
2. Christopher Columbus was a rapist and pedophile. He and his men raped and pillaged through the first village he trounced through.
3. Christopher Columbus is a lousy navigator. He thought he was landing in India, hence where he incorrectly called the natives "Indians". For the record, an "American-Indian" is someone with close family in India. My ancestors were "Native Americans" meaning that they lived in America looooong before your ancestors showed up. Get it right.
4. Christopher Columbus had a short attention span. His cartographer Amerigo Vespucci wrote his signature on the first map he drew for the "new savage land". In the middle of explaining to Columbus "I'm not finished yet, let me write the rest of my name on the bottom so you know who drew this" Columbus read the half-written "Amerigo" and said "What a beautiful name! We are now in the land of AMERICA, that's what the savages must call this place." Yeah, our country is named after a cartographer.
5. Christopher Columbus did not believe in the trend of safe sex, nor did he believe in the trend of condoms. They did have condoms made of sheepskin back then (EWW!!) but Columbus felt that as a man, he had the right to plow every field, bare backed. He died of syphilis, a disease he also spread to many of the people he raped in "Amerigo".

That's quite a bit to take in. But the longer you stay in college, the more you learn that everything you picked up in regular, public school, is useless horse manure.

So why then do we exist in a society that stresses out these kids over shit they can't use?

While I worked for the school supply store, I used to see teachers bully parents while in store. "If you DON'T get Jeremy to do well in pre-school, he'll NEVER make it to college." "If you CAN'T get Jennifer into a GOOD kindergarten, she'll NEVER make it to a REAL college. She'll wind up in some *Gufawh* community college." And yes, these fully grown adults would actually LAUGH in parents' forlorn faces.

And then there were the worried teenagers that would pile into the stores, begging me for help. "If I don't pass my SAT's this week, that's IT man, I am TOTALLY not going to college. My dad is gonna hate me. Mom's gonna kick me out. I'll do it, I'll kill myself!!"

Let me tell you a little secret about college. For all the bullying and bellyaching these "prestigious" universities put you through, there is only ONE sure-fire way you can get into college....

Money. And lots of it. In fact, as of the 2011-2012 semester, here's a list of tuition rates, per year:
Harvard: $39,849
Princeton: $37,000
Yale: $40,500 ~ Oh here's some BS. Their top study? Socialization. I'll get to that.
Columbia: $45,290
Those are for the top 4 colleges in the country. Colleges that are lower in ranking cost exactly the SAME.

Now on their websites, they "swear" that if you flunked the SAT's or if you had a less than stellar GPA in High School, they won't take you. That's actually a fluff piece for the website.

Do your grades suck? But you still wanna go to Yale? Simple. Just cough up an extra $10,000 per tuition, and then an extra $40,000 as a "donation". Say you want them to use it for new books or an expansion on the campus. Charity makes for a decent bribe. First faculty member to say "we don't accept bribes" has already accepted five before saying that.

Want another secret? Whatever education you get at Yale is no more special than the one you can get at your local college. In fact, you're better off going to Full Sail in Florida, where their hands-on curriculum will actually get you trained for a GOOD job, and as a perk you can intern for award shows and get to see FCW shows on campus for free. And when I say "GOOD job" I don't mean the pitiful 9-5 burger flipping job, no I mean as in "Oh lookies I work for Pixar".

Another secret? After you blow $40,000 on tuition times 4 (one for each year of college you stomach before getting a diploma) plus an additional $500-700 per month for food, shelter, books and supplies, and you've run yourself, your parents and your future spouse and children into debt, that cute piece of paper that reads "I dun gradumacated" will get you no closer to your dream job than if you'd never gone at all.

I have friends and family members that are WAY smarter than me. I have a grandfather with 6 degrees in four different fields, including cooking and science. I have cousins with expensive degrees from the top colleges in the nation. I have friends with 2-3 degrees a piece, and several with B.A.'s, PHD's and a wide arrange of Masters in every field known to man. Why I even know of a few people who play with long division like it's made by Nintendo!

... Not one of these people is any better employed or any more rich than I am.

Hell the guy who flips burgers at my local BK has a degree from the #5 ranked college in America. (There's three that tie for #5 right now. One of which is in Chicago.) He was studying to become a doctor at the hospital that is directly in front of the BK. This is now his 7th year as a burger flipper, but he has a COLLEGE DEGREE and graduated at the top of his class!

When obtaining your dream job, it's about making connections. This is where college sports might be useful for a football player with actual talent, but if your field is science, art, music, math, teaching or hell, animal breeding, you may as well spare yourself the drama of thinking college will help you make those connections.

Want to make connections? Use Facebook. Get a Twitter. There's a reason why we have the WORLD WIDE WEB. Whatever you want to be you can already find online.

Find the places you want to work for and actually talk TO the people who work there. Fill out an application. Type up a resume and WALK it in. Do an internship. Offer your services for low or free cost and do odd jobs. Go to a trade school that will teach you how to be what you want to be.

In college, you will meet a ton of people who will say "Oh I can help you meet so-n-so. And he knows someone who knows someone who can get you an interview." But most of the time the people who insist that are just fan-girls of someone you admire. And many of the connections you make here, won't even last your second semester.

Remember when I said that Yale boasts socialization was one of their top studies? Yeah, I bet after reading all of this you've figured out another secret. Humans are social by nature. If they weren't, we wouldn't have Facebook. You can make all of these fan-girl stalker connections next time you go out. Night clubs? Concerts? Parks? Sports events? Yeah, these "connections" exist everywhere.

That's why I laugh at teachers when they say "Public school teaches your child to be social." Really? Kids already know how to be social. Don't believe me? Walk into Target on any given Saturday. I promise you that by the time you hit the checkout, you will have seen at least 3 toddlers, strike up a conversation with a total stranger. If a three year old already knows how to network and socialize, then I doubt that kid will need school to re-iterate this basic, human function later on in life. that's like if I send you to school so you learn how to eat. Waste... of... time.

But for this chance meeting with a potential fan-girl or stalker, our nation's high schoolers are driving themselves into madness, and are willing to blow away a year's salary on cheats! This is insanity.

Now if a kid is cheating on a test that may or may not decide if he becomes a doctor, by all means punish his ass. Is she cheating on an architecture exam? Haul her ass into the Dean's office, and make her take it again. Last thing we need are more quacks and shoddily built houses in this country.

But if we're talking about kids cheating on the SAT's ~ a fake test that shows a college (money making institute) whether or not you're too smart for them to teach, (Pause and think hard on that statement a minute, shouldn't school be for the dumb instead of the smart? I'f I have a high GPA, shouldn't I need LESS schooling and NOT more?) then I say let them.

Colleges make more than $160,000 off of each student. Odds are good that they can afford to add a few extra seats to their spacious rooms, so it's not like you're stealing an opportunity away from someone who earned it. I think a few college professors can deal without pocketing a Mazda payment just once, to make room for another student.

I don't think we need to litter the jail cells with kids who read Cliff's Notes. Save that space for the real criminals.