Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tuesday 1/17/2012

So, Caleb comes in last night - just before I'm heading off to bed thank you - with no small degree of consternation about something.  He is getting money "back" from that federal Pell grant and they apparently couldn't figure out how to go about doing it.  They being his mother and him.  I think it a good idea if he does this stuff alone and if he messes it up, it can be fixed.

I went through all the screens - lots of them to go through - before I got to where they left off.  The money is being processed by Citi and the only thing left to do was to make a 100% withdrawal for when the "next installment" comes through, of which I did.  So, when it gets in there it is going to be automatically deposited into Caleb's bank account.

His first day of school? Today.  His schedule, routine, entire life really is going to make a dramatic change and he will have little free time with all that he has going on.  School, work and Muay Thai.  That is enough to fill up any day and then some.

Meanwhile, Wikipedia has made an announcement that for 24 hours on Wednesday, they are blacking out the English portion of their site, taking a stand against some sort of anti-piracy bill that is being considered by Congress.  I have no idea what that bill is about, besides reading into the name of the bill of course, I have not taken the time to look into it.  But I have been reading about numerous web sites that are considering doing the same thing.  Craigslist put a paragraph on their main board about it as well.  It's making me curious enough that when I come home from work today, gonna take a lookitit.

I did watch the debate on Fox last night.  I have not decided who I would want in a race against Obama, but I did decide that Ron Paul made himself look utterly contemptible with his anti-war statements.  I still sort of like Perry - he made some good comebacks and statements last night, but I think his numbers are down too low.  Who knows, though.  I'm not a fan of Romney and yes, religious views have a lot to do with it. The media and the big wigs in it are bashing Christians for not support Romney simply because of a religious problem.  Yup, I'm one of those dummies.  Mormonism is a cult - not trying to offend anyone but that's the way I see it and that after doing considerable research on the subject over the last few decades.  Yes, I have even gone to some of their meetings.  Beyond everything, though, Mormonism is based on works.  You earn your way into Heaven - the Bible clearly states that salvation is a gift from God, not of works lest any man should boast.  The idea that the "good works" that we do in life somehow account to getting more favor with God is absurd at best in terms of thinking it is going to buy your way into heaven.

But, whatever.  If Romney gets it, then he gets it.  Hopefully we won't be seeing legislation to ban the drinking of Coca-Cola and coffee, lol.

I rather like my morning coffee before work, of which I am enjoying and finishing up right now, cause........it's almost time to leave.

G'day.

ben

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