Spc Nobody Special's Articles In Current Events
October 12, 2008 by Spc Nobody Special
The more I look at the complexity of the modern world, the more amazing I find that things hold together as much as they do. To me, it is not so surprising that the world economy could take a "sudden turn", and through a series of foolish choices, and lack of oversight take a serious fall into the shitter, but that it does not occur more often, and with greater consequence.

My vision of a post-apocalyptic world is not so much a nuclear holocaust, or devestation wreaked by pollution,...
August 24, 2008 by Spc Nobody Special
Kenya took their first gold in the Olympic marathon ever!!!! Samuel Wanjiru ran a 2:06:32 in 85 degree heat! I'm excited and using way too many exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was beautiful, just one of those moments you think they'll never pull it off, they're going to strive mightily and doom themselves to acrimonious failure. That's right, acrimonious. BUT THOSE MORONS PULLED IT OFF!!!!!!!!!!

Apparently nobody told them that there was no frickin' way to beat the olympic...
January 4, 2007 by Spc Nobody Special
Completely random update. I tried to file my DITY paperwork Tuesday on the last day of my leave, and oddly enough, the post was closed. They were planting Jerry Ford. Now, while I am all in favor of rendering due honor to dead presidents, WTF?

They didn't close down post for Reagan, and they sure as hell didn't do it for Nixon. Why when they planted the 20th century Republican tribute to mediocracy did they chose to do such an honor? I'm always glad for another military holiday, but if it wer...
November 11, 2006 by Spc Nobody Special
Just like any good Veterans Day, I'm working.........oh the irony.

But just in case you missed the boat, it's veterans day! That's right, take a little time today. Hang out at the V.F.W. or the American Legion. Listen to a few stories from the men who put some of the red in those stripes on the American flag.

Good, bad, or indifferent, those guys put a piece of their life on the line to preserve freedom here, and around the world. Give them their props. (hint- Some of them are propped up ...
November 9, 2006 by Spc Nobody Special
Iraq, it's the new Vietnam, right?

Let's see, we had prior obligations we ignored, it turned out the causes behind the war were spotty, and Henry Kissinger reared his ugly head yet again, right?

Well, then naturally we should do the same thing we did in that war and pull out our troops. We acheived great results seeking "peace with honor" through the "Vietnamization" process.

Or did we? Let's take a little history walk and see what happens when Americans back down. Today's trivia questi...
October 28, 2006 by Spc Nobody Special
There's some kind of weird glitch coming up with JU.

First I couldn't edit my articles. No biggie, I logged out and cleared out all my history and cookies.

But now, everyone's homepage I get on registers as if I were the person who owned that page, complete with all their points, AND the ability to edit and delete their articles.

I wanted to bring this up because if I'm not the only one, than anyone can get on anyones blog right now and total it. I hope this helps and I'm not being a ...
October 28, 2006 by Spc Nobody Special
Don't forget, daylight savings time is tonight.

So you can sleep in an extra hour tommorow while you're skipping church.


P.S. Just in case you can't remember which way it goes, take whatever hour it is now, and subtract one. That's the new time.
August 10, 2006 by Spc Nobody Special
I mean, I knew we were broke. Really really broke. But can you imagine being the guy in S-1 to get a disconnection notice for failure to pay the electric bill for the post? (umm, excuse me, sir.....did you remember to mail the check yet? no? shoot........) That's exactly what happened though at Ft. Sam Houston down in Austin.

It seems the Army is running about 530 million short on their garrison budget this year, and was afraid to stir up controversy by going to Congress to ask for it like me...
December 24, 2005 by Spc Nobody Special
And there were shepherds living in the fields nearby abiding their sheep by night.

An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were sore afraid.

But the angel said unto them, "Fear not, for I bring you tidings of great joy that will be for all people.

For unto you is born this day in the City of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

And this will be a sign to you: You will find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in ...
October 28, 2005 by Spc Nobody Special
Okay, spring forward, fall over, right? Something like that. Don't forget to change your clocks this Sunday. Otherwise, you'll boss will be happy with you come Monday, but you'll be having a sucky halloween 'cause you went to work an hour early.

You get an extra hour back, so when you go to bed, if it's 10, set the clock for 9. Or whatever, but set your clocks one hour earlier than it already is. Now you'll be able to get up and go to church on time. Heck, you could even sleep in a bit, and s...
October 16, 2005 by Spc Nobody Special
Well, you've done it again, Abbot.........we're swimming in feces now. My wife was doing laundry and going to the bathroom, (that's right, simultaneously, why not?) and the main drain just backed up to my house. And apparently there's been some good eating here this weekend. ewwwwwwwwwwww.

Fortunately, the bathroom floors are just covered in grey water. If you don't know what grey water is, well, I won't enlighten you, but use your imagination. However the toilets filled up, then went down, p...
September 22, 2005 by Spc Nobody Special
Nuts. People here are going hurricane crazy. Forecasts are showing that it's shifted east, so all we're likely to face are torrential rains, possible flooding, seventy mph hour winds, and a few tornadoes here.

Shit, that's bad, but that's just normal Texas fall weather. But you should see the local grocery stores / gas stations / banks / anything. I'm set up sweet, just in case, but after the mass runs people are making, the hurricane hasn't even hit yet, and there's no gas, no water, and no ...
September 21, 2005 by Spc Nobody Special
WTF Rita? Category 5 storm I can see, okay. But a hurricane that'll go through central Texas, and maybe on up to Dallas? That ain't (and I pick that word con mucho cuidado wahine!) Don't Waco and Killeen got enough problems without a hurricane?

I remember somebody asking the city council about Copperas Cove's disaster plan in the event of something like this. Their response, "We don't have one, Ft. Hood'll take care of us." ???!!!!!!! I guess we'll find out..........

Anybody got any news ...
September 9, 2005 by Spc Nobody Special
Just got back a few hours ago. Very very tired.

I met my stepfather in Temple about 11 o'clock Tuesday, and we drove south to I-10 in Houston and headed East. It took about 10 hours to get to Baton Rouge, but over six to go those last forty miles or so. I knew it was going to be a bad day when we had to stop when a trucker got killed as we came into Baton Rouge.

I don't know who he was, but he went off the road on the right and barely made it back on okay while we were behind him. We wait...
September 6, 2005 by Spc Nobody Special
It's on for tommorow, going to N.O. Hopefully in and out in one day, but who knows? Here's an interesting email I sent today.

You've probably got most or all of this covered, but here's what I thought of anyways. Probably won't need most of it, but better safe than sorry.

Food - I got 4 M.R.E.s but I don't know if you can eat them.

Water - Water. Camel Backs would be a good idea if you've got them. I've also got a couple of canteens, but honestly, they taste terrible.

Bleach - the in...