12/28/2005

The previous post

Alright I said something I shouldn't have on here and now I have to take it down. I wass annoyed at another webmaster for what I felt was hiway robbery and instead of making a big mess like always I shall retract the previous statement and hope he forgives me. Stayed tuned for more details

12/11/2005

An e-mail worth saving

Alright this isn't some chain letter where you have to- send this to
like 50 people or your hair will fall out. No this is definitely NOT a
Christmas note, I am not THAT "politically iincorrect"! Finally this
isn't going to- be one of my three page writing masterpieces because
frankly I have getting up since six and at a keyboard, other than mine
own, for three days straight, didn't go in today due to weather!! Those
11am wake-up calls are over, well at least for awhile. A miracle has
happened, I, Justin Mattes, am gainfully, if only temporarily, employed!
As of Wednesday I got a job working at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in
New York City (yes you read right NEW YORK CITY). How did this happen
you might ask? Well a long-time friend, Ben Romney, who is a
radiologist at Columbia called me up a few months ago and said a widow
of a doctor from India of all places donated slides of her husband's
lung x-rays for the University to use for med students to study. The
problem was all of the digital x-rays had the man's name on them, 5,000
in all. According to current HIPA rules (I knew insurance companies were
good for SOMETHING) the names must to be erased off of each
x-ray!That's where yours truly comes in! My job is to dump each photo
into Photoshop and digitally black out the names then save them. So once
again I am helping to prevent medical liability, as hard as I tried I
can't seem to get away from the issue! Maybe I have found my calling?
Alright enough bragging but I wrote this for two reasons, 1 to show I am
gainfully employed and 2) to wish everyone a very safe and happy holiday.

Hope everyone is well and say hi to your families,

Justin

P.S. To giving you an idea of how my family is reacting, I got my
brothers to take me out to a bar last night without ANY coaching from
me! ;-)

12/06/2005

The disgrace of victims

I am now watching the testimony of the evacuees on C-SPAN and it went from a diginified dialogue about what they went through to a sloppy assualt on t he Ferderal government. Too be fair one of the panelists had enough brains to allow just enough of his emotions to show, without allowing them to cloud his judgement. All of the Congresspeople on the panel have been resspectful and let the folks speak their mind. It is understandable the evacuees are upset and I'm not saying the government did a good job, they fail and failed miserablely.
However they lose my sympathy when they say they were gathered and put into "concitration camps". HOW DARE THEY? It is offensive to REAL victims of the Holucast and they need to shut the fuck up! I have been discriminated against all throughout my life, just as much if not more than they have and I haven't once compared the people who have done bad things to me Nazis. This is a disgrace and the American public are getting angry!
These people to me took their pain and turned it into unproductive rheotic without considering the reactions of people who are trying to help them.
I don't believe the woman who said her grandson haad a gun pointed at him mainly because she came off an as emotional wreck. :When questioned whether if it was National Gaurd or local police, she didn't know. She made it seem like the government ordered the National Gaurd to shoot people o-n site. I wonder if the gun was just pointed down and it looked like it was pointed at her grandson
Police and national gaurd are human too, yet everyone expects them to be these nice gentle people who only get angry at the "bad guys"! Imagine being up for days at a time, worrying about their own families while controlling a city like New Orleans in a disasters llike Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. I know I couldn't handle it and I bet the people testifying today wouldn't fare any better! While it is totally understandable why most of the Black people don't trust any kind of authority, I think, they use this way too often. It is like a out of control version of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" You could see the exxpressions on the Committees faces, if I were on the panel, I would have said wwhile I understand your plight, you have to realize the police have lost pretty much everything too!
I only heard a few jabs at Mayor Nagin and Governor Blanco, while President Bush got most of the critism, as usual, as he shoul-d. I was disgusted when I heard the racism over and over again, it was like a bad broken record. They have to- learn not to assume every bad thing isn't about race. You know if I were them I would stop trying to place blame on everyone else and start taking some respionsibility on their own!