Moving Out of the Golden State

So I hear people are packing up their bags moving from CA to pursue cheaper cost of living in other places. It makes total sense if you have family somewhere else but otherwise, I would find it quite perplexing to move to a place where you have no connections. Sometimes, it makes me feel “Why I am not doing that?”. Why I am not moving to a place that is more conservative culturally and socially in exchange for a lower cost of living and where I can have a house and a big dog? The problem is that I have zero family in other places (except for Phoenix) and no friends. And that I manage eek out enough to rebuild my savings again by living in a low-cost situation in Garden Grove, CA. I think a big reason is that I have already accepted that the fact that I will not have my own apartment and that I will take public transit (even if I get a car). and that lowers my the cost of living which turns me into a net saver than a debtor. Motivation to stay is also done out of fear of the unknown and not willing to take huge risks for something with ambiguous outcomes is probably another huge reason not to move,

In conclusion, I am not moving out of the Golden State any time soon.

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December 4, 2017 at 12:09 am Leave a comment

Superficial Relationships

One thing that I noticed at the convention is my desire to be around people.  But I would rather remain quiet. I think the real problem is that I do not develop a strategy to try to take steps to increase my friendships.  I always do not be labeled as a pest or hang-oner.  I have no problem saying hello or having a shallow conversations.  
Yet, deeper friendships are harder.  Like at the NA convention tonight.  Given the number of people that I know in the OC area, I should have gotten an ride.  But my relationship with all 100+ plus people that I know would be considered to be shallow and superfuicial.  This is done partly by me by being distance and not getting people’s telephone number because I would rather be absorbed on social media during my 2.5 hours commute to Pasadena. (The only reason why I have not moved is that one of my roommates is like a second mother to me and you just cannot replace that with a random roommate on a Craigslist, I 
I am also finding out that these people in OC that I count on to be my friends are much shallower relationships compared to the Burner relationships.  With the Burner group, at least, those relationships are signficantly deeper and have extended over time.  
Part of the problem is my stubborness to get a car. Part of it is that I reluantance to take the risk to call these people and engage in a conversation.  
Maybe, I do not understand friendships that well and how they form. I just take that process for granted.  Any relationship that I have built over time comes through face to face contact at a group event and than it is based on how much time that I have seen you.   I just would rather hide in social media than engage in uncomfortable conversation with somebody on the phone.  Even in the cases when I am on the phone, I usually time the conversation to the length based on how comfortable that I am with the individual.
Now face-to-face, I do much better.   I have been able to engage very well on one on one conversation a lot better with people recently.  But it is still the ten pound phone and desire to hide on social media than face that uncomfortable conversation and interrupting somebody especially when I am busy.
The reality is that I should have zero-tolerance with my bullshit excuses about calling people and realize  that social connections is most likely how I am going to land my next job.
At least at this event, I just need to connect with people and let the magic happen even though these are supefucial relationships. Moving to LA would force me to change everything because it is between me and the bottle if I do not make friends up there.  Living in OC allows me comfortable to hide and be alone because I can rely on that roommate, or my sponsor, or my mom when the times bad.  I do not need to turn these supefuical relationships in NA to find friends, but up in LA, that no longer becomes a choice.   
The superfucial relationships will continue to happen in OC due to very lengthy commute that I have.  My commute and need for exercise prevents me from attending a lot of the meetings that I would normally go during the week. Also, another committment prevents me go to another meeting where I could maintain my commute and still have close connections to few friends that live down there.
Unfortunately, neither scenarios are going to happen and I am ultimately going to face the CPA exam again. There is no way that I am going to advance professionally until that exam is passed.  I like the company that I work form but I cannot remain there forever with my skillset and the CPA only validates that.
Anyways, I guess I just listen to the speaker tonight and let go and let live.

November 25, 2017 at 3:00 am Leave a comment

COmputer Problems

I have a computer problem again! Oh Cool

November 20, 2017 at 6:09 pm Leave a comment

COmputer Problems

I have a computer problem again! Oh Cool

November 20, 2017 at 6:09 pm Leave a comment

Robert Jeffess says God Will Authorize Trump to Smite Kim-Jong Un

The Right-Scoop, a conservative leaning blog picked up this scoop from the fanatical preacher Robert Jeffess

“One of Trump’s biggest supporters, Pastor Jeffress, says that God has authorized Trump to “take out” Kim Jong Un.

God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary — including war — to stop evil. https://t.co/6E60XLNVQP

— Dr. Robert Jeffress (@robertjeffress) August 8, 2017

“When it comes to how we should deal with evil doers, the Bible, in the book of Romans, is very clear: God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary — including war — to stop evil. In the case of North Korea, God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong-Un. I’m heartened to see that our president — contrary to what we’ve seen with past administrations who have taken, at best, a sheepish stance toward dictators and oppressors — will not tolerate any threat against the American people. When President Trump draws a red line, he will not erase it, move it, or back away from it. Thank God for a President who is serious about protecting our country.”

Read more: http://therightscoop.com/god-has-given-trump-authority-to-take-out-kim-jong-un-pastor-jeffress/#ixzz4pDf6A1lC’

The problem is that a protracted war with that guy will too much bloodshed and send a fragile world economy into a massive recession. War is never worth it. Even with a fanatic like him.

It is probably better to accept that North Koreans need to be viewed as a rational player who wants control over the regime and wants the attention. I do not see that Kim Jong Un will want to see his iron grip of power seized from him by a foolish, idiotic war. The last country that seriously waged war was Germany who had the economic ablity to withstand a protracted war against the Western allies. If the Hitler did not have hubris of invading the Soviet Union and accepted rule over Western Europe with Franco and Mussloni as other rulers, the Third Reich could have theoretically won the war.

But Kim Jong Un does not have the industrial might of the Nazis along with a constrained view of war, he knows that he can only rule his “Hermit Kingdom” and that nuclear weapons are designed to beat the US and China at a game of high-stakes poker with North Korea being the winner with increased economic power by having an ICBM. Only a chickenhawk like Trump is willing to go all-in with Kim Jong Un.

And Jeffress with his apocalypse view would be thinking that Trump would be the vessel that would smite that the Hermit Kingdom in wrath of God’s judgment through the US army. Well, Jeffress, your view of God is completely wrong and will lead in a massive disaster. I am not saying that the fundie’s concept of God is wrong but rather, this specific interpretation of biblical eschatological viewpoint is playing with Russian rolleute. I think Jesus would have give him Mr. Jeffress a severe admoishment. While Mr. Jeffress is probably a believer, his theological views are so out there that I think that God thinks that he is nuts.

August 9, 2017 at 2:14 am Leave a comment

Robert Jeffess says God Will Authorize Trump to Smite Kim-Jong Un

The Right-Scoop, a conservative leaning blog picked up this scoop from the fanatical preacher Robert Jeffess

“One of Trump’s biggest supporters, Pastor Jeffress, says that God has authorized Trump to “take out” Kim Jong Un.

God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary — including war — to stop evil. https://t.co/6E60XLNVQP

— Dr. Robert Jeffress (@robertjeffress) August 8, 2017

“When it comes to how we should deal with evil doers, the Bible, in the book of Romans, is very clear: God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary — including war — to stop evil. In the case of North Korea, God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong-Un. I’m heartened to see that our president — contrary to what we’ve seen with past administrations who have taken, at best, a sheepish stance toward dictators and oppressors — will not tolerate any threat against the American people. When President Trump draws a red line, he will not erase it, move it, or back away from it. Thank God for a President who is serious about protecting our country.”

Read more: http://therightscoop.com/god-has-given-trump-authority-to-take-out-kim-jong-un-pastor-jeffress/#ixzz4pDf6A1lC’

The problem is that a protracted war with that guy will too much bloodshed and send a fragile world economy into a massive recession. War is never worth it. Even with a fanatic like him.

It is probably better to accept that North Koreans need to be viewed as a rational player who wants control over the regime and wants the attention. I do not see that Kim Jong Un will want to see his iron grip of power seized from him by a foolish, idiotic war. The last country that seriously waged war was Germany who had the economic ablity to withstand a protracted war against the Western allies. If the Hitler did not have hubris of invading the Soviet Union and accepted rule over Western Europe with Franco and Mussloni as other rulers, the Third Reich could have theoretically won the war.

But Kim Jong Un does not have the industrial might of the Nazis along with a constrained view of war, he knows that he can only rule his “Hermit Kingdom” and that nuclear weapons are designed to beat the US and China at a game of high-stakes poker with North Korea being the winner with increased economic power by having an ICBM. Only a chickenhawk like Trump is willing to go all-in with Kim Jong Un.

And Jeffress with his apocalypse view would be thinking that Trump would be the vessel that would smite that the Hermit Kingdom in wrath of God’s judgment through the US army. Well, Jeffress, your view of God is completely wrong and will lead in a massive disaster. I am not saying that the fundie’s concept of God is wrong but rather, this specific interpretation of biblical eschatological viewpoint is playing with Russian rolleute. I think Jesus would have give him Mr. Jeffress a severe admoishment. While Mr. Jeffress is probably a believer, his theological views are so out there that I think that God thinks that he is nuts.

August 9, 2017 at 2:14 am Leave a comment

Robert Jeffess says God Will Authorize Trump to Smite Kim-Jong Un

The Right-Scoop, a conservative leaning blog picked up this scoop from the fanatical preacher Robert Jeffess

“One of Trump’s biggest supporters, Pastor Jeffress, says that God has authorized Trump to “take out” Kim Jong Un.

God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary — including war — to stop evil. https://t.co/6E60XLNVQP

— Dr. Robert Jeffress (@robertjeffress) August 8, 2017

“When it comes to how we should deal with evil doers, the Bible, in the book of Romans, is very clear: God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary — including war — to stop evil. In the case of North Korea, God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong-Un. I’m heartened to see that our president — contrary to what we’ve seen with past administrations who have taken, at best, a sheepish stance toward dictators and oppressors — will not tolerate any threat against the American people. When President Trump draws a red line, he will not erase it, move it, or back away from it. Thank God for a President who is serious about protecting our country.”

Read more: http://therightscoop.com/god-has-given-trump-authority-to-take-out-kim-jong-un-pastor-jeffress/#ixzz4pDf6A1lC’

The problem is that a protracted war with that guy will too much bloodshed and send a fragile world economy into a massive recession. War is never worth it. Even with a fanatic like him.

It is probably better to accept that North Koreans need to be viewed as a rational player who wants control over the regime and wants the attention. I do not see that Kim Jong Un will want to see his iron grip of power seized from him by a foolish, idiotic war. The last country that seriously waged war was Germany who had the economic ablity to withstand a protracted war against the Western allies. If the Hitler did not have hubris of invading the Soviet Union and accepted rule over Western Europe with Franco and Mussloni as other rulers, the Third Reich could have theoretically won the war.

But Kim Jong Un does not have the industrial might of the Nazis along with a constrained view of war, he knows that he can only rule his “Hermit Kingdom” and that nuclear weapons are designed to beat the US and China at a game of high-stakes poker with North Korea being the winner with increased economic power by having an ICBM. Only a chickenhawk like Trump is willing to go all-in with Kim Jong Un.

And Jeffress with his apocalypse view would be thinking that Trump would be the vessel that would smite that the Hermit Kingdom in wrath of God’s judgment through the US army. Well, Jeffress, your view of God is completely wrong and will lead in a massive disaster. I am not saying that the fundie’s concept of God is wrong but rather, this specific interpretation of biblical eschatological viewpoint is playing with Russian rolleute. I think Jesus would have give him Mr. Jeffress a severe admoishment. While Mr. Jeffress is probably a believer, his theological views are so out there that I think that God thinks that he is nuts.

August 9, 2017 at 2:14 am Leave a comment

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