Saturday, December 31, 2016

ID

A question was raised earlier about if I have ID

The official and legal answer, is no.

The unofficial answer, is yes.

Here in Ontario we get things called "health cards".
Looks like this. Has your name and a picture.

I use it for "ID" just about any place that wants "ID"

There's a problem with this.
The government really does not like people doing that.

In fact, the government has specific regulations/laws that say that nobody HAS to take a health card as ID. The only people who do are OHIP, the Ontario Health Insurance Plan. When you go to the doctors, they swipe your card, and the government pays.



I also have a birth certificate.
On the back it says "LAMINATION VOIDS THIS CERTIFICATE"
My mother laminated it in 1985

Again, most places don't care.



The problem is most is not enough.

The government's voter ID laws were written to allow people like me to vote. My ODSP (social assistance) stub (for my payment) has my address on it. So, my ODSP stub and my OHIP card, combined, were accepted, and I voted.


The problem I've had is with the bank.

The government decided to increase the requirements to open a bank account, and they require 2 pieces of valid ID. I don't have that.

As such, I was expected to talk for 2 hours to the nearest branch to withdraw my social assistance money.

Fortunately, my bank card from that bank (which did not work) IS acceptable ID for some reason, and so, my current bank account works fine.



So, you may be asking
why don't you just get "valid ID"



Here's why



To get that I need to get it from the government
The government is the only one who has a problem with my birth certificate
That means I need a new one.

I have both ADHD and Aspergers, and the paperwork for birth certificates has a unique ability to send me into a panic.

The best part is that for it to be accepted, you need a "guarantor"
This is a person like a doctor or a lawyer, etc, that you've known for 2 years.
Might not sound like much, but I moved 18 months ago.
I don't have any qualifying persons who I've known for 2 years.
Even with all the money, I simply CAN NOT get a valid ID.

So
We wait
Lets presume I do make it to the point where I can get one.
Well my guarantor would be my doctor.
Doctors can charge for signing any paper. That means my doctor can charge me money just to sign on the dotted line. Normally this is waived, but it can be as much as $60

Then I need to apply for a birth certificate. This can cost as much as $60

Once I get one, I need to use it to apply for ID. That's $70

When you live on $1100 a month, $200 for an ID is not something to laugh at. Especially when rent,


Additionally, while $70 will get me a non-drivers licence ID that is just as valid as a drivers lic, I need a drivers licence, as my father is getting too old to drive. This means I'll also need to pay for whatever to get that process over with.



So
To answer the question, no, I don't have an ID, and getting one is not a simple thing especially when I'd need to spend half my money on the process.

when is new years?

all times local to me

4am - Line Islands
6am - New Zealand
8am - Sydney
10am - Japan
11am - Hong Kong
1:30pm - India
4pm - Moscow
7pm - UK
9pm - Brazil
New Years - Here
3am - California
5am - Hawaii
7am - Baker Island

Thursday, December 29, 2016

RULES

The rules for this channel are:

There aren't any.

Don't interpret that to mean that you are encouraged to be a dick. If you are an asshole, you are an asshole, the rules don't fucking care if you are an asshole, nor do they encourage you to be an asshole. Being a fucking cunt is unrelated to the rules. If you are a fucking cunt, that's your problem.


(note as well that channel rules and synIRC rules are unrelated; this channel is on synIRC, and as such, you have to follow synIRC rules. If you have a problem with those rules, take it up with synIRC.)

Monday, December 26, 2016

congrats to hrc

for winning the election with 2,865,075 votes (or more)

That's more votes than were cast in any US Presidential election prior to 1828
(which is 1,407,552 FTR)

So she beat George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and John Quincy Adams combined!!

She also beat...

Andrew Jackson from 1828; who took only 642,553 votes
Andrew Jackson from 1832; with 701,780 votes
Van Buren, in 1836; with 764,176
Harrison, 1840; 1,275,390
Polk, 1844; 1,339,494
Taylor, 1848; 1,363,393
Pierce, 1852; 1,607,510
Buchanan, 1856; 1,836,072
Lincoln, 1860; 1,865,908
and
Lincoln, 1864; 2,218,388

HRC didn't win by a larger margin than Grant, however, who took 3,013,421 votes.


However, her margin of victory was WAY larger than Tilden won over Hayes in 1876, when he won by a mere ~250,000 votes


Of course Tilden did beat Hayes by 3%, whereas Clinton only beat Trump by 2%

but who is counting percentage points when we can count raw ballots! I mean the raw ballots make it clear that George Washington was the least popular president EVER.

Just a reminder

In the context of my budget, and other stuff, that I suffer from:

Depression
Aspergers / Autism
"ADHD Symptoms"
"Many symptoms from OCD"
and Dysgraphia

all officially doctor diagnosed, paperwork and all.


Food and Internet is how I combat my depression. Those things will not be cut (from my budget). I'd rather be homeless.

Friday, December 23, 2016

electoral votes

305 VICE Mike Pence (R)
304 PREZ Donald Trump (R)
227 PREZ Hillary Clinton (D)
227 VICE Tim Kaine (D)
003 PREZ Colin Powell (R)
002 VICE Elizabeth Warren (D)
001 PREZ Bernie Sanders (I)
001 PREZ John Kaisch (R)
001 PREZ Ron Paul (L)
001 PREZ Faith Spotted Eagle (I)
001 VICE Susan Collins (R)
001 VICE Maria Cantwell (D)
001 VICE Carly Fiorina (R)
001 VICE Winona LaDuke (G)

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

banzored

So some idiot got banned.

When they banned him they listed 2 reasons; the first of which sounded good enough to re-ban this person to me on it's own.

The second was "because you've been around long enough that you should know X"



I literally worked with a guy who was fired because of that argument once.
That he should know X because he's been around "long enough"
Not only he did not know, nobody else I worked with knew, including me, or people around longer.



I really don't give a fuck about the guy who was banzored, in fact, I don't understand why they unbanned him in the first place.



I just don't want to end up banned myself because somebody thinks I know something I do not know.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Proposal

Forum spam tends to happen between 3am and 6am eastern from what I can see when few to no admins are online.

I propose you do not hire more admins who are awake at this time.

Rather
I propose you hire a "moderator" or two.


Specifically my proposal is as follows


Create, within the hidden admin forum, a subforum, called "trash"

Create a new usergroup called "Moderators".

Moderators would have only one power that players don't have. The ability to move topics.

Moderators would be told that if they ever move a topic to a forum that is not the "trash" forum, that they'll fired. Well. Maybe not that harsh, but you get what I'm saying; moderators are for one purpose and one purpose alone, moving topics to the trash forum. I'm sure if they move a topic someone honestly posted in the wrong place to the right place it won't be seen as come kind of coup d'etat

Moderators would not be able to see the admin forum. They'd know it exists, and what name it has because that would appear in the menu when they choose where to move things, but they wouldn't be able to enter the admin forum.

When a moderator finds forum spam, their duty is to move it to the trash forum.
That's all
An admin can delete it later.


I also nominate edventure and grumpchkin as moderators as they are 2 of the 3 people who most often find forum spam and the 3rd is not a mentor.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

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"mistletoe is rape"

"mistletoe is rape"

us party thing I'm working on for the real blog

In 1840 a new party, the Liberty Party, started. They were anti-slavery
By 1848 they had become the Free Soil Party
starting after the mexican-american war, the Whigs started to lose support in slave states.
in 1854 everything went to hell due to the kansas-nebraska act.
Whigs lost all reps in slave states, with many pro-slave whigs joining the American or Know Nothing party, which was anti-immigrant.
Free-Soilers joined with two new parties, the Republicans and Anti-Nebraska Parties, under the Anti-Nebraska umbrella.
Anti-Nebraska and Whig parties joined to form the "Opposition"
This would later morph into the Republican Party.
By 1858, southern Whigs, unhappy with the Republicans, as well as southern Know Nothings, formed the Constituional Union Party.
This party would later merge with the Republicans.
Starting in 1860, was the Civil War

1854 really saw things go to hell too.
In 1852 the Senate had 34 Democrats, 20 Whigs, 2 Free Soilers, and 1 Know Nothing.
When congress was sworn in after the 1854 elections, there were 36 Democrats, 9 Whigs, 9 Republicans, 2 Free Soilers, and 2 Know Nothings.
By the swearing in of the congress after the 1856 elections, the Democrats had 37 Senators, the Republicans 20, and the Know Nothings 4.

Friday, December 16, 2016

senate reform (part 1)

provinces generally get the same number of seats as all other provinces, but, Canada has some massive imbalances.

Consider that California, the largest US state, has 12.18% of the population, while Ontario has 38% of the Canadian population.

Consider as well that Canada has 10 provinces, while the USA has 50 states. If you take the smallest 5 states, their total population is 1.11% of the total US population, which would be roughly 400K as a share of the Canadian population, and this is after you purposefully pick the smallest states from all around the nation, to make the smallest number possible.

As such, any province with over 8 million people, would be considered a "large" province.
And province with under 400,000 people, would be considered a "small" province.

Small provinces have half the standard number of Senators, while large provinces have 4 times the number of standard senators.



The standard number of Senators will become 12. 2 of those Senators would "Federal" and 10 would be "Provincial".
"Small" provinces have numbers of 6, 1, and 5; "Large" provinces have numbers of 48, 8, and 40.



Senators are chosen during "Senator Selections"

which I'll post about in the next post

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

let the record state that drsingh is awesome

let the record state that drsingh is awesome

The Teddy Budget

http://imgur.com/gallery/EGTVK

I've tried many methods but I've found one that works for me.


I get $1100 a month.
It goes into my bank account.
Of that, $535 is taken off automatically for rent. This number will increase 2% a year or so without any input from me.

Beyond this, $80 is paid towards an old debt (in short, I went a few months without paying rent and didn't end up homeless, so, I'm repaying that)
Beyond this, $60 is paid towards my internet.

My heating, electricity, water, etc, is all included within my rent. Before you think that's an amazing deal, keep in mind that my apartment is roughly 11 square meters in size. This compares to a city bus which is 30 square meters in size.

Anyway

After that I leave $10 in. Some of that is for bank fees. Some of that is for my Skype which I use as my phone. Some of that is for my Patreon donations to people who create hours of content I enjoy.

this leaves me with $415 "cash"

This "cash" goes on "everything else"

The ideal breakdown is as follows:

$10 a day for food, and $115 for whatever else.

The functional breakdown in terms of how it actually works, is as follows.


I put a $5 bill into about 30 envelopes/pouches. Each of these 30 pouches has a number written on it corresponding to a day of the month. On that day, I take out the money that's in the pouch and that's the money for the day.

Normally I don't take out future day monies, but I can if, for example, I'm going shopping for a weeks worth of food, or, an unexpected emergency hit.

The remaining $265 is spend in various ways.

Most of it simply gets held back and carried over. I'll frequently shove a $10 in every second pouch, or even throw a $20 into every sunday pouch. Normally though I use it to boost my food spending for foods that cost more than $5 a day to eat.

Of this $415 I'd estimate, in an average month...


$20 gets spent on video games
$10 gets spent on medicine
$15 gets spent on alcohol
$15 on care supplies (mouthwash, toilet paper, and so on)

which only totals $60


There's always some rounding

So that means outside of the $5 pouches, for food, the above noted items, and the stuff at the top of this post, that I have about $200 in cash to spend on "whatever"


At this time, that entire $200 goes towards food, which I view as a combo of food and entertainment. This means I can get some fast food, or some more expensive junk food, or items at the store that are not on sale.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Holy Book

THE BOOK OF UNDERSTANDING


1.1
Understand that you can never understand God.

1.2
Understand that you don't need to understand God.

1.3
Understand that you only need to understand that God is so beyond you, that God is unable to fathom.

1.4
God is not a person. God is not a thing. God can not be understood.

1.5
God is beyond us. God is beyond our universe. God is beyond everything. God is beyond.

1.6



...work in progress

Sunday, December 4, 2016

life changing moments

I think I just had one of those.
like a good one.

March 13th 2068

Borealia, Part 2.5

Just for Aesculus


Teddy was born when I was
Also
He won his first election in 2003 when he was 18.

Upon doing so he told his new party leader his dream was "To be Interim leader. You know the guy who rights the ship. I don't want to be the full-time leader, I'd probably fuck it up, but I'd love to be the guy that everyone turns to and says 'we need a stable hand at the wheel, we want you'. I want to be that stable hand"

Teddy said the same thing to the next leader, and to everyone in caucus.

Teddy told everyone that "I want people to think of me as the boring, grey, administrator. Someone who pushes papers and keeps the wheels turning without ever rocking the boat"


After a decade of this, people realized he wasn't lying, and this is actually what he wanted.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Borealia, Part 2

One of the most important people after the war would be Teddy Boragina.

This is a summary of prime ministers of Borealia.

____-2015 - William Carverdale (lost election)
2015-2016 - John Bolton (mental breakdown)
2016 intrm - Teddy Boragina (interim)
2016-2022 - Lia Mondale (died in office)
2022 intrm - Teddy Boragina (interim)
2022-2023 - Henry Tyler (lost election)
2023-2029 - Sarah Kensington (ousted by party)
2029 intrm - Teddy Boragina (known as 'the caretaker government')
2029-2032 - Paul K. O'Reilly (lost election)
2032 intrm - Teddy Boragina (party leader failed to win seat)
2032-2033 - Elizabeth Harland (1 week "christmas government"; election contested, ousted)
2033 intrm - Teddy Boragina (interim)
2033-2042 - Liam Markham (assassinated)
2042 intrm - Teddy Boragina (interim)
2042-2049 - Richard Farthing (lost election)
2049-2056 - Teddy Boragina (national unity coalition)

"Unity Bill" - national referendum on new constitution passes very narrowly.
Position of Prime Minister abolished. Position of President introduced.

2056 Kimberly Haddad (assassinated prior to taking office but after election)
2056 Teddy Boragina (elected as Vice President)

"Teddy Bill" - national referendum on new constitution passes by landslide.
Position of President abolished. Position of Emperor established. Constitutional Monarch.

2056-present - Theodore I

Position of Prime Minister re-established

2056-2063 - Martha Yu
2063-present - Padmaja Raksha 

Borealia, Part 1

The world keeps spinning. 
This is a world very much like our own, but, somehow different. Great Albion used to rule, but now there are two major superpowers. It would not last.

On July 2nd, 2015, The Volkshaus Compact and the Allied Provinces of Johannia have a nuclear war.

The world ends.


Mostly

It's unknown exactly what happens next, but biological weapons were used, en masse. Additionally, attempts were made to spread these, and most were successful. Only one country was able to fight off.

Borealia


A federation of former Albion colonies, is now the only country in the world that remains.

It's big
these are scale comparisons between Borealia and some places in our reality.


Starting in part 2, we will follow the development of the country and see how this all plays out.

Friday, December 2, 2016

party time

excellent


December 19th join me in a big party to celebrate the electoral college voting.

also join me for the next 4 years as I celebrate the same thing on the same day till the next election!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

looselystyled


  1. l
  2. o
  3. o
  4. s
  5. e
  6. l
  7. y
  8. s
  9. t
  10. y
  11. l
  12. e
  13. d

Car and knife violence

The US has a violence problem.

http://thenewteddy.blogspot.ca/2016/06/us-and-gun-violence.html
http://thenewteddy.blogspot.ca/2016/06/us-and-gun-violence-2.html

When you compare the USA to these other countries, it becomes obvious.

The US has a violence problem.
If you take away their guns, you'll do two thing. First you'll reduce the rate of violence a bit, secondly, you'll increase the amount of knife and car violence.

If you take away their knives and cars you'll increase the rate of hammer violence
And then of axe violence
And then of frying pan violence

If you strip everyone in the world naked, and took away all their things, the amount of fist and foot violence in the US would be off the scale compared to fist and foot violence around the world.

The US has a violence problem.