Thursday, December 19, 2013


There are countless of lawbreakers in the world, we all know that. Some were just common folk getting in a jam in their life, starting their criminal career. Some were country-known leaders, charged of corruption and other "political" crimes. At the top, there were world-known terrorists with a place on the world's criminal "most wanted" list. I've made a post like this before, except that it was about what different "tiers" of criminals did. So why not make a little change?

So today we're going to discuss about world-known terrorists who've been on the run from the CIA, MI6, and many other terrorist-hunting organizations. So enough chit-chat, let's start the list already!

Let's start with the most famous terrorist: Osama Bin Laden. Notorious for his role as the puppeteer of the 9/11 attack, he is one of the most famous outlaws in the modern history of mankind. He is also charged with the mass murdering of citizens and the military. After a few years of his chaotic reign, Obama finally decided to ambush him and assaulted his compound, killing Bin Laden and a few of his rogue stoogies.

Although not exactly the kind of "terrorist" Bin Laden was, he's still counted as a terrorist and many statistics support that fact. He is responsible for causing the deaths of approximately 23 million people, including Jews and countless military and people in concentration camps. You'll be glad to know that Hitler too, eventually got murdered. Not by his enemies, but himself. One day, hostile forces managed to crash down his place in Berlin, and Hitler knew he was screwed. So instead he decided to go "You'll never take me alive!" mode, so he commited suicide.

That'll be it for today. I'll be back with part 2 of this post, which is just around the corner. Until then, see you all umtil the next post and peace out!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Misuse part 2

Hey guys, and we're BACK! Today we shall continue the list of misused devices used for destroying instead of helping humanity. Enough talking, let's cut to the chase!

One of the most obvious examples; used in medical business, hand sanitizers and many other human-saving devices. Also used to make beer, wine and many other alcoholic drinks. Humans have used alcohol to help save and end (or terribly screw up) lives. Sometimes used to instantly cure a wound or sometimes used to knock people out when added to a tissue. In drinks, it has the ability to make you go drunk and screw up your daily life. Oh yeah, and worst of all, it could also be used as quite an effective alternative to gasoline when it comes to setting stuff alight and is also almost as flammable (in fact, maybe even better). Of course! That previous statement about gasoline just gave me an idea for the next item...

Honestly, this may be the most useful at the same time most havoc-wreaking item on the list so far. Think about it: fuel has been used to power our vehicles, our homes and many other everyday mechanisms. Without it, life would be so much harder. But with this priceless luxury also comes a darker side; it is also used to power countless war machines. Missiles need fuel to launch itself into the air. Tanks need this vital component to move their colossal "wheels" and factories need it to manufacture firearms and other weapons for countries at war. All this talk about weapons remind me of the next item on our list...

These items include electric guitars, baseball bats and power tools. In short, things that aren't meant to be used as weapons but sure are lethal enough to be. You know what? Scratch that statement about fuels that fuels were the most deadly misused weapon. "Disguised" weapons are the most lethal. There are countless tools out there that could be used to actually maim or even kill. See that nail gun over there? That would be a good alternative to a pistol. That guitarist over there can clock a crazed hooligan with his electric guitar in a single bash. And I won't even have to tell you what that lumberjack with the chainsaw could do to you if you tried to assault him.

Well, that should be it for this post. Hopefully this will give you a good idea of how abusive people can be. Until the next post! Bye for now!

Monday, December 16, 2013


These days there are so many devices that help our life. It makes our everyday activities much easier, makes us hardly have to move, and does a whole lot of other good things to us. But some people can use these devices for evil. To illustrate my point, let's get straight to it...

These extremely useful, massive floating mechanisms are used to navigate our way through GPS, talk to a friend via telephone, watch TV, and God knows how else it can be used. But people can think up  monstrous ways to use these contraptions: Launching warheads, broadcasting military messages and many more rogue functions. It has mostly been used as an instrument of war instead of an item to help with our everyday activities. Now let's see, what other innocent item has been turned into a machine of war? Oh yeah...

Yes, believe it or not, poisons wouldn't be the deadly agent that is used to knock off people if people didn't use it to spike their enemies with it. Some poisons were actually essential parts of life. Arsenic is used in making computers, phosphorus is in our bones, and many other poisons have been used in essential things in our daily lives.

Until some mischievous dude decided to find out what happened if he gobbled up some antimony (alright, maybe not exactly antimony, but a poison) and died in agony. Then ruthless killers started going, "I've heard that a guy down the street swallowed some antimony and died! Let's use this as our new weapon; the 'POISON'!"

Ever since then killers all over the world started bumping each other off with different deadly substances and now we know poisons as the deadly toxin used mostly fo murder.

Well, that's it for now. I'll be back with part 2 soon. For now, goodbye readers!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Human Endurance Part 2

(Read Human Endurance before this) Hello again audience. Today we're going to continue the post of the "human lightning rod", AKA Roy Sullivan. So without further ado, let's get straight into it.

Strike 5: Guided Missile
August 7, 1973: This one was quite unique. While Sullivan was patrolling a national park, he saw a storm forming above. Recalling his unpleasant memories of storms, Sullivan decided to play it safe by hopped into his truck and drove away from the storm. Miraculously (well, maybe I shouldn't say "miraculously", "unfortunately" is more descriptive), the savage storm seemed to follow poor Sullivan. Eventually after a game of chicken with the storm, Sullivan decided that it was now safe to leave his lifesaving vehicle. He was wrong. The storm unleashed a lightning bolt (which Sullivan actually saw striking him) that set fire to his hair (kind of reminds you of Dumb Ways to Die, doesn't it?), surged down to his lower body (or to be more precise, his legs) and knocked his shoe off (this gives a totally new meaning to "knock your socks off", doesn't it?). The shock wasn't powerful enough to incapacitate (definition for younger children: stun) Sullivan, which was good because his hair was still on fire then. He then crawled frantically with all his leftover energy to his truck and poured the bucket of water over his head, which he always kept in his truck for emergencies.
Strike 6: Guided Missile #2
June 5, 1976: Pretty boring. Sullivan saw another cloud (AKA another potential harbinger of death), tried to flee, but got struck anyway (for some unknown reason, this one's strangely hilarious). The bolt injured his ankle.
Strike 7: "Water" Shame
June 25, 1977: While Sullivan was peacefully fishing on the side of the pond when yet ANOTHER bolt of lightning struck him, singed his hair and burnt his chest and stomach. After fighting a bear off with a branch, he went to his truck to seek medical assistance.

So the next time you get met by some disaster, remember Roy Sullivan: The human lightning conductor who had to experience the pain of getting struck by lightning 7 times and living to tell the tale.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Evolution of Weaponry Part 2

(Read The Evolution of Weaponry before this post to understand things better) Good news everybody! The employees at Radio Shack managed to dissect the ballista blot from my time machine and the energy core is functioning well again. Which means... We'll continue our journey through time and discover more about the evolution of weaponry throughout the ages. So without further ado, let's jump straight into the time machine and continue on our journey!

Whew! Where am I? There seems to be a battle raging around me (and coincidentally, that's what keeps on happening) and a cannonball almost smashed my time machine to smithereens (let me take cover behind the lines to avoid being crashed by a cannonball or massacred by a musket). So anyway, let me give you guys a little background of the battles during the American Revolution (let me scooch over to the attacker's side a bit; ah, that's better). So right now, these attackers are starting to use more advanced weaponry: Muskets, cannons, axes, daggers and more assorted weapons of havoc. (BANG) Just now what you heard was a squad of redcoats (these are what the British were called during the Revolution) firing their muskets into the Americans' defenses. Now they're reloading their muskets (oh yeah, almost forgot to tell you: the firearms back then in the Revolution were still very old, so you could only fit one musket ball (yes, they still didn't invent bullets yet) into a musket at a time. You could only shoot the musket once, then you'd have to reload the musket again (and not to mention that before you insert another musket ball into the musket, you'd have to clean up all that scattered gunpowder used to fire the musket) before you could fire the musket again. Then you'd reload the musket again and so on) and preparing to fire again.

Enough of the invading British troops; let's move onto the bluecoats (the bluecoats were the soldiers of the American Colony during the Revolution), who are defending their side's base (let me move in a little closer; ah, that's much better. I can see everything clearly now) The Americans are holding off their offenders with their own bluecoat infantry (only this time the bluecoat infantry are using cover to take refuge from the redcoats while they reload their muskets (and occasionally, pistols. But typical infantry had little chance of wielding pistols back then. They were mostly used by what we know today as "elite soldiers" who also wield swords and two-handed axes). Other than that, the besieged bluecoats are also ravaging the redcoats with the help of their cannons (here's how it worked: the cannon was jam-packed with gunpowder, and a cannonball (yes, an ordinary, common-or-garden cannonball. Basically just a round ball of stone or metal back then could be used to splash enemy forces. It's a pity these cannonballs weren't explosive, let alone incendiary. That kind of warfare wasn't invented yet). It was interesting to investigate the warfare of the American Revolution, but we've better move on. Back to the time machine!

Right now I'm hiding from sight behind cover in a beach with hundreds (no, thousands) of American and German troops wielding rifles and tommy guns (I've successfully snatched the uniform of a deceased American soldier, so as long as I stay on the US side, I should be fine) determined to spill some blood. Both sides are using a modern-looking soldier uniform and are wearing either (a) a beret or (b) a helmet. I see a lot of things that belong in today's world, such as tanks (although they aren't as advanced and "modern-looking"), planes, and many other older references to today's army (OK! OK! Enough time traveling! I'm staying in the modern day, with no pesky interferences from the past!)

Well, that was exciting! Now that we know what it was like to fight without guns and planes and such, I feel way more thankful to be in the now, and hopefully you'll be too. Oh well, see you until the next post!

Why Time Travel Should Never Exist

Going back in time is a luxury that we have always dreamed of. We could change the course of history, find out what's going to happen in the future, and many other cool stuff. But scientists have not yet discovered a possible way to make time travel possible (Oh yeah, remember about that "time travel machine" (read The Evolution of Weaponry)? That thing was actually an advanced simulation device that made 3D "holograms" that was basically just a more interesting way to learn about known history. I really should demand a refund), and I bet it's going to stay that way FOREVER (anyway, if you were wondering why, it's because that if time travel WAS possible, then right now we'd be seeing people from different ages messing up our history, wouldn't we have?), and you know what? I really hope it stays that way. Why? Well, grab your popcorn and a soft drink, 'Cause we're about to FIND OUT!

If time travel did exist, then we'd abuse it and (unknowingly) instantly plunge the universe into its doom. To make things clearer, here's a little fictional story about what would happen if we actually managed to turn back the tides of time and explore the pages of history:
Once upon a time on the planet Earth, There lived a scientist who discovered the way to create a time machine. The glorious guy instantly showed his marvellous invention to the world, but because of its dangerous capabilities, it was used by the authorities only because they knew what chaos it was capable of wreaking if it fell into the hands of a person who didn't know how powerful this time-bending device was.

Eventually the scientist (who was now quite famous) was still unsatisfied that his time machine wasn't so popular because it couldn't be used as an appliance that could be used by everyone. He wanted to be known as the guy who made time travel possible. Finally his greed of fame (and money) overpowered him and he blurted out the method of how to craft the almighty time machine (without any forethought of how dangerous it was if it fell into the wrong hands). Soon the time machine was no longer an authority-only used device: It was now quite common, and can be seen in a lot of houses.

People used the awesome time machine to travel back in time and stuff, but the nuke hit the ground when eventually, they had changed so much things in history that the world has totally changed. They interfered the cavemen, wreaked chaos in a gladiator pit, and many other countless changes in history that I don't need to mention (the point is, they changed history so much). In the modern day, the world that they know has been plunged into total anarchy because of all the events in history that have been jumbled up thanks to the carelessness of the time travelers. Earth is led into total chaos and darkness, triggering the apocalypse.

But if there is still some sensible people in this world that knows what chaos time travel can trigger in the wrong hands, chances are that they will try to stop this madness from happening. For example a man named James foresaw the future and noticed that if no action was taken about time travel abuse, the world would soon plunge into an apocalypse. So he decides to do the only thing that will stop the end of the world is to kill the time machine's inventor before he had the chance to create the time machine. To make a long story short, James succeeds in assassinating the insane inventor, in the process erasing everyone's memory of the time machine's invention (remember, if the time machine's creation was prevented, how could they still have all that memories of using the time machine?) including him. All is well with the world.

So there you have it: the risks of time travel. Take it from me, if anyone ever invents the time machine, we'll be doomed the microsecond it sets foot onto the Earth. Heed the post and realize the dangers of it. Face it: time travel's just too risky to handle, even for the most careful person on Earth. Because no matter what action is taken to prevent unfortunate mishaps, a stupid mistake is just behind the corner, waiting to end the world with the help of time travel.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

It's Just a Matter of Perspective

Throughout the existence of the human race, people have always been quarreling about the true definition of good and evil. Rebels and governments, outlaws and law-keepers and so on. People understand the main concept like this: The rulers (basically the government, policemen and people like that) are the good guys while the outlaws are the bad guys.

But the decision of which side is evil and which side isn't is all just a matter of perspective. Pretend that there was a city that was ran by a government that was currently fighting a rebellious gang of outlaws. If we examine a little closer, we might actually be confused of which one is bad and which one is evil. Here's a comparison:

The rebels are fighting against the law because they have witnessed how the government runs the city. They say that the rulers of the city have been a harsh, cruel government and that their belief in true justice is in the fact that the citizens of said city should have their (assumingly) cruel rulers overthrown and replaced with a "looser" government that had a less strict definition of justice: significantly more freedom, not such a rule-riddled city with peacekeepers guarding every few kilometres of the place.

The government believes that the rebels are misguided thinkers that want to wreak chaos among the city. The government's definition of justice is a strict, ruled city where any lawbreaker caught crossing the line would be punished. To them, this will keep the city in its current, peaceful position with no complainers and such. To them, the rebels are trying to overthrow the government in order to plunge the city into chaos, where the rules were loosened and the people had a chance to show how their freedom by plunging the city into anarchy or something.

The "perspective" thing also applies to our normal lives, when we have to choose which side is the one that will lead us to the right way and not the wrong one. For example, Zack, who's an expert in school, gets lots of good grades and stuff, has the choice to decide whether or not to "help" (tell the answers) his friend Jim in his homework. Both choices are right and wrong in some way. Observe and find out which is the right way.

If Zack tells Jim the answers to the homework, he will be helping Jim in the homework and prevent the teacher from getting him screwed
CONCLUSION:Jim will thank Zack for saving his life and Zack will have helped his friend, thus tightening their friendship. However, Zack's help will trigger Jim to develop an unhealthy dependence on Zack, thus making Jim a lazy little brat who will no longer know what to do should there be a situation where Zack won't be there another time to save his butt.

If Zack refuses to tell Jim the answers, Jim will either think:
a) "Ah, never mind. Zack is a disciplined guy anyway, so it's understandable that he's doing the right thing. I shouldn't run to anybody for answers when I have a problem anyway." In this case Jim will possibly get screwed, but at least he knows that he can't run to smart people and leech answers of them to save their butts.
b)"I can't believe that smarty-pants Zack wouldn't help a friend in need. Although he is a disciplined guy who's the teacher's pet, what he really is is a boy who thinks he's so smart and will let other people sink while he swims to safety." In which Jim will hate Zack and (probably) not consider him a friend anymore, in which case Zack should tell Jim that he's just doing what is right (although this probably wouldn't work) and that he can help Jim in his studies, but not tell him the answers, in which case Jim won't learn anything.

So there you have it: Evil is just how you look at it; you need to have some forethought before deciding which one is actually the wolf in sheep's clothing and which one is sheep in wolf's clothing. Hopefully this post will help you before just and fair because out there, there are so many wolves are in sheep's clothing (and vice versa) and we must know which one is the sheep and which one is the wolf.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Is Simplicity Bliss?

Humans have always wanted their lives to be much easier, way more comfortable. That's the reason they invented cars, computers, and millions of other life-easing inventions. But while we sit back and wait until they make life as easy as cake, let's enjoy how hard life is (I know this sounds a little insane, but hear me first before you make any comments, OK?

Everyday we keep on moaning on why life is so hard: Why we have to do so much painstakingly difficult work in order to achieve our rights. But (amazingly) we might find some beauty in this. How? Well, let's take a look at the small test case here:
-Jim is a hardworking office worker who is just another cell or nerve in a whole body of the company he works for. He has to work extremely hard in order to get paid a decent paycheck in order to life a decent life that he can at least live through. Everyday he praises his minuscule job as a typical, common worker. He thanks God for giving him the small amount of money that he uses to construct his life with. His low-earning job has got him praising it even though it is so insignificant. But let's turn the story around: Say Jim doesn't have to work so hard for his money; he only needs to sit around and wait for that money to roll in (literally) without doing anything. Here's what'd happen:

Now Jim (with his money pouring in without him having to do anything) will no longer praise that small amount of money that has led him to a decent life. Now that his money and his life is handled (let's just say he doesn't have to work so hard now; his life has become simple), instead of prospering and being grateful, Jim will now continue to more "advanced" goals. Now that his life and his money is handled, he wants EVEN MORE simplicity. He doesn't appreciate the fact that his money problem is handled, he now looks forward to making his life easier (despite the fact that he's already got everything he needed). When his goal for making an even simpler life is achieved, he will keep on trying to make his unnecessarily easy life as pampered as possible. This will go on and on until his death.

So if you're wishing for a more sophisticated and simpler life, heed this: simplicity, in too large "doses", can make us lazy. I'm not saying that it's a bad thing, but just in case your car get's broken and you have to walk home or you have to stay back in school to catch up on some work, cheer up because at least doing this will make reaching home a much more satisfying reward. After all, the painstaking difficulty of getting a reward is what makes that reward so valuable, isn't it?

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Evolution of Weaponry

Today modern people have wars and battles so easily; It's the 21st century and we go to war using jets, guns, and other lethal modern weaponry. In fact, we're so engrossed in the technology of today's battles, we kind of forgot what it was like when we DIDN'T have today's awesome arsenal of butt-whooping weapons. So for today, let's take a trip back in time, traveling to, well, more "ancient" times when guns and many other modern battalion-battering beasts didn't exist yet.

Right now I'm in the middle of a battle (hold on, got to hide... OK, I'm in the bushes. That's better... Oh yeah, let's continue) of some opposing Greek armadas (hold on, let me bend in for a closer look), where I can see thousands of Hoplites (the other word for "Greek soldiers") armed with a spear in one hand and a shield in the other (alright, let's move on to the defending Greek side).

On the defending side, I see a whole army of Greek archers (they look just like the Hoplites but armed with a bow and a quiver of arrows instead of a shield and a spear) carefully aiming and shooting arrows all over the oncoming army. I also see a few towers used by the invaders to climb up the defenders' walls (these towers are also outfitted with a battering ram, a bronze tool used for ramming (that's how it got its name in the first place) walls and other enemy defenses. Let's move on to the next age before I get stabbed by a spear or attacked by an arrow or something.

Finally, away from the spears and the arrows, uh, hold on OH MY GOD SOMEONE JUST SHOT A CROSSBOW BOLT AT ME! (Fortunately it missed, and now I'm safely hidden in cover, away from those medieval crossbow psychos. Anyway, let's continue with the post). OK, safely hidden from those nutty knights. It looks like they're in chain mail and they're on horseback (just an FYI, the horses use armor as well). Well, this is interesting...instead of the same old weaponry for every soldier, I'm noticing a bit of "originality" here; some the soldiers don't use the old uniform lances and pole-arms. Some are wielding maces, swords, and many other different types of weapons.

On the defending side, I see something related to the Greek age: They also use a type of castle wall to evade the invaders from well, invading (this has apparently turned into some kind of warfare trend: High fortified walls) and placing some turrets (both machines and men) on some castle towers (let's lean in for a closer look at the defenses). I see that both the fortifiers and the offenders are using siege-craft such as trebuchets, ballistas and many other types of catapults for invading and protecting (OK, now excuse me while I travel back in time to the 21st century. My time machine is getting wasted by some knights, and it is running out of power and if I don't go back, I might be stuck here until I die).

Well, that was exciting! Going back in time, examining different wars of the ages, it's going to be hard to adapt to the present times, and I won't be able to go back in time again until I repair my time machine, which could take either days, weeks, or even MONTHS! (it depends on the damage: a ballista just misfired and its bolt has impaled the machine's energy core. I just got back in time back in time (get it? back in time; I'm travelling back in time, just in the nick of time! Ha!). After I take this thing to Radio Shack, I guess we'll have to wait until it gets back in top condition before I start time traveling again. Until then, peace out and see you (I mean, READ my POST) until my time machine gets fixed!