A rebut to an open letter from a nut

July/2005: PeeJ Stuff - Sometimes I can't resist. Usually I ignore the nuts that invariably spring up due to PeeJ. Usually I say "Well, they're nuts." But sometimes... yes, sometimes, I can't resist. I just can't. I love it too much. When I first came onto the internet, my goal was to have a good time, meet some intelligent people. So I went into chat-rooms in Portland and was amazed by the level of stupidity that I encountered. I would mock them and I would enjoy doing it. However, since starting Perverted-Justice.com, I've been blessed. Crazier nuts, really... really crazy nuts... have just come crawling out of the woodwork. They don't number in dozens, or even tens... but what they lack in numbers they make up with pure balls-out nuttiness. I've mocked a few emails on my blog as some of you have read... but this one didn't come in email.

A PeeJ volunteer IM'ed me to say that they saw an "open letter" posted publicly to me that I just had to see. Once I read it, I knew I had to post it on my blog. It's gold. It's golden grahams. It's so chock-full of nuts that bars of Snickers are looking at me in jealousy. You know someone is really off their rocker when they create one of those nut-looking letters. You know, with no paragraphs or formatting whatsoever? Anyways, I'm going to repost the letter on my blog and make fun of it. Why? Because I can. Because it amuses me. Because I find those whose brains have been rotted out with oh... syphilis, tumors, drug-use, you name it... to be amusing to me. They make me laugh and I think they'll make you laugh too. Sure, you're not supposed to answer "Open Letters" addressed to you... that's why they're open letters, but like I said, I can't resist.

The stuff in the grey boxes is from the letter, the stuff outside of the grey boxes is from my sparkling white keyboard. Enjoy!

This is an open letter to Phil, Xavier. Angry German , or whatever bogus name this idiot is using this week. I have done a lot of investigation all the way around on this matter and have found this individual to be a spineless, chicken shit, coward of a person with an agenda far from he proports. He boast that he is here to save children, this idiot HARMS more children than he believes he saves.

It's Columbo! He has done a LOT of investigation into me. Why, I bet he's read my blog and masturbated to my picture with furious abandon. Obviously this man is an expert on me. Still, I must correct a few false assertions. First off, if you can find me boasting that I'm "here to save children", I'll give you a shiny piece of chocolate. I don't run Perverted-Justice.com with the goal of "saving children." If children are saved and helped by the site, great. That's wonderful. Not why I run it, but a nice side-benefit. I run Perverted-Justice.com because I like watching predators get exposed. I like watching them get arrested. I like watching them get convicted. I like educating the public about these sick fucks. I like people to see the underbelly of chat-rooms.

Children? I don't much like children. If you do, great. Go have children. I am personally not a kid person. Don't like being around them, don't like babies, don't like children. I won't have children. Not for me.

Still, the idea that we "harm more children" is laughable. We don't harm children. For some goofball to say that our organization, which has located an abducted 14 year old... which has exposed someone who molested a young boy in North Dakota... which has gotten a child rapist convicted for attempting to do so again... yeah, go down the line, we have dozens of examples of how our anti-predator organization has helped children. Many of our volunteers are here to do just that... help children. I'm not. So while I appreciate Kojak's investigative skills, he needs to hit the drawing board on my motivations.

At his age what credentials does this person carry to be an authority on anything to train others. As a disabled Vietnam Veteran I now carry a few prosthetics as a reminder that I went off to a foreign land to protect the basic rights of individuals in these United States to live FREE.

Oh Hazeus Christos, it's a crazy ol' Vietnam veteran. That explains it already. I love the age attacks. I've been dealing with those for years now. I'm 26 years old. Apparently to the nuts out there, I'm supposed to be out in clubs, rockin' the E with neon-glow dance style! Whenever I hear stuff like that, I immediately know that this person was a fucking moron when he was 26. Only an idiot would say something to that effect. I publicly apologize for not being the 26 year old moron that some nuts over the age of 50 seem to think I should be. I am sorry that I founded an organization that has gotten 24 convictions since June of 2004. I am sorry that I founded an organization that located an abducted teen. I'm sorry! I should have been out wearing shiny clothes and dancing with whitebread style to the rave stylings of... uh, whoever does rave music?

Then he goes into Vietnam. I love this argument, heard it before a few times. He went to "Vietnam" to protect the RIGHTS of INDIVIDUALS in the UNITED STATES to live FREE! Well la-te-fuckin'-da. Apparently the Viet Cong were planning their invasion of the United States so they could subjugate our rights! Apparently the North Vietnamese navy (Ha!) was going to take over the United States of America and make us live under the communist rule of terror! Really, back in the sixties, Vietnam was a world superpower. It took the brave work of individuals like this clown to ensure that we would NEVER live under the oppression of the Vietnamese.

Wait... no, none of that is true.

This idiot went to Vietnam and killed a bunch of foreigners because he was told to by the United States government. He didn't protect a single American's rights by doing so. Hingh Se-Chong wasn't going to take away our freedom of speech. Mlai Lee wasn't going to take away our apple pie. Vietnam was a brutalization of a third-world country because we didn't/don't like communism. And while we were napalming the fuck out of the Vietnamese? Nixon was courting China, a larger country filled with Communists. Not one right of any American was secured by Vietnam. Although we did get to see what high explosives would do against a jungle Guerrilla army. Thank heavens for that! Vietnam was the most unjust and brutal American war ever inflicted upon a country and for no good reason. Stopping communism? We LOST South Vietnam to the Communists and did the entire region turn red? No. And even if it had all turned red, what would it have mattered? Nothing.

This guy went and got his legs blown off in order to delay the communist takeover of Vietnam. Congratulations for wasting your life doing nothing of any geopolitical importance.

Do you know what that means Xavier, BASIC RIGHTS OF FREEDOM ? Read the documents of our founding fathers, the Constitution for starters Mr. Xavier if you can even read. An idiot such as yourself can not comprehend the basic meaning of this and it shows by your actions.

I missed the part in the Constitution about how we need to get involved with foreign internal matters of government and try to enact regime change. I bet that was hidden under the 4th amendment, right? Thankfully, I've read the constitution. There isn't a section of the constitution ensuring that each land-owning white guy should get his choice of 12 year old females. Now, perhaps I missed that section. Perhaps I was too busy reading about how we should have a small standing army for national defense, rather than a military industrial complex that wipes out random third world countries because we don't want them sharing food. I also missed the part about the legitimacy of a federal draft, but that's a whole different issue entirely.

I also love the assertion that I'm an idiot. Those who dislike what we do love to do this. They say in one breath that "Xavier is a cult leader that kills bunnies for breakfast!" and then in the other breath call me a moron. Good work there. Good work.

By no means do I advocate child porn or sex with children !

You know, when you feel compelled to have to make this clear... you're doing something you shouldn't be.

What I see with you is that you play the numbers HOPING someone you get in one of your bust will have Kiddie Porn in his possession. After reading through a lot of your so called “bust” I see people who are online for roleplay in adult chatroom areas under the impression they are speaking to an adult and roleplaying a FANTASY and nothing more.

Yes, all those adult chatroom areas. Like Teen Chat: 1, Northwest Teen and the other various teen areas our people go into. Our those other adult areas, you know, the ones under "regional" that say "Regional: Portland" or "Regional: Los Angeles." You know, areas where I myself have seen actual teens chatting. I love how every chatroom on yahoo is now supposedly an "adult chat." As if there isn't a clearly marked area for "adult chatrooms" on Yahoo. It's such lunacy, it has to make you laugh. Even if we did work adult chat-rooms (which we don't)... so what? Actual law enforcement does work adult chat-rooms. I've spoken to detectives who pull them out of adult chat-rooms by the caseload. There is nothing illegitimate about hitting up adult chat-rooms, we simply choose not to because we keep so busy in the regional and teen rooms.

The roleplay defense is so trite by this point. It's not 2002 anymore. Let's leave the arguments of 2002 and 2003 in 2002 and 2003. I have this response nearly on auto-pilot by this point: If indeed adults were role-playing, they would not give their legitimate name, their legitimate phone number and legitimately try to meet teens online. If they were role-playing, they would be in the adult areas marked for roleplaying. Let's catch up to 2005. The new criticism is "Well, yeah, they have a lot of convictions... but they're evil anyways!"

But with your comments and your so called groomed and trained volunteers that egg and push these people on to more than the norm of roleplay I see where the sexual content is brought on many times by your so called volunteers well before the “Bust” even mentions it.

My response to this has always been... so what? If I go to the park and there's a nearly naked 13 year old in the park, I don't have sex with her. I don't do anything with her except perhaps contact the authorities. If a child runs up to you on the street and says "FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK ME!"... you're not justified in doing so even if they want you to. It's a very simple matter. Now, our profiles don't do that. We don't run up to people saying "FUCK ME PLEASE." Though if we did, there still wouldn't be any credibility to the argument that we're doing something wrong. The only reason there is a rule against first contact is because we like to get those who are LOOKING FOR minors, rather than just anyone that will accept sexual contact from a minor. If we wanted to, I could change the rule and we could go around IM'ing everyone in creation and seeing if they are the type of male that will try to fuck a minor. We don't do this not because it would be "wrong" to do, but because there is no need to do that whatsoever. The rooms are filled with predators looking to prey.

I see where you have hacked into sites and taken out information on your organization that is not to your liking.

I wish. People can't have it both ways. You can't call me an idiot that can't read and then state that I'm a hacker. It doesn't work. Hackers can read. Idiots can't hack. Now, I can read... still can't hack. If I could hack, would I? You bet your ass I would. I'd go around hacking into pro-pedophile websites such as danpedo, the various NAMBLA sites, Peulla... you name it. I bet you could find a lot of evidence about a lot of crimes if you were to do so. I can't do it, I don't have the skills to hack. Wish I did, just not capable. Oh well.

I have even made a few calls to some of the reporters you have talked to and none of the information you gave them was verified and was printed as truth and fact. You play right into the politics of today making the people live in fear and giving up their lives and rights to live in a so called safe society.

Most of this isn't English.

Still, I'll transcribe the call for everyone who reads my blog...

Confused Reporter: Uh... what?
Crazy Vietnam Wasted Guy: SO IT'S NOT FACT? I KNEW IT!

I'll apologize to every reporter who has ever done a story on us who got a call from this nutjob. Sorry!

It may sound like ravings to you

Chuckles wins the no-prize! Spot on, chap!

but has your punk ass ever been to a communist country? Do you see how these people live. Idiots such as you are stripping this country of what rights the American citizen has left.

Yes, the right to solicit children on the internet. I can see how this could confuse someone with say, Soviet Russia. Back in Soviet Russia you could not solicit kids on the internet either. That's because there really wasn't an internet when Soviet Russia was around. Good point! That is just like Soviet Russia! I am very apologetic towards the Present-Day Thomas Jefferson but if one of the Bill of Rights entails the right to solicit jailbait, then I'll have to simply disagree with Tommy J!

Oh wait, let me go read the constitution real quick because I obviously have never done so before...

Yeah, freedom of speech... yeah... right to bear arms... wait a second...

There isn't a right to try to fuck kids?!?! Holy shit, someone stop the presses, we're going commie!

Let the professional handle this work you claim you do because you are far from a professional at it.

Yeah, that would have worked out really great for my buddy Kylie. Good call!

A question that you always seem to avoid and sidestep from, “WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING XAVIER” ? Steal from people with your so called war on porn, hacking into accounts, identity theft as some of your cohorts have been caught doing, how do you pay your bills with no job?

Avoid and sidestep from? I do Tech Support randomly throughout the year. I've written about it on this blog. Do more research, soldier! I actually won an iPod at my last Tech Support job on the merits of my job performance. They had three drawings. The number of chances you had was equal to the number of "support raffle tickets" you earned for high job performance. I had like triple the tickets of every other employee I worked with. One drawing was for an iPod (Response time. I won but ended up selling off the iPod, unfortunately), one for an XBox (CSAT. I didn't win) and the other was for a hundred bucks (can't remember what the fulcrum for this was, but I won. Had to forfeit the cash though since I could only choose one or the other. Oh well.). I've said on national media what I do for a living, which is random seasonal tech support. Then I save up my cash and barely live on it. What a life!

I like that "exposing internet predators" is a "war on porn!" I'm like the GI Joe of anti-pornography... except that while pornography is vile and exposure to a ton of it probably creates unrealistic sexual demands by males upon females, I'm not about to launch a war on porn. Porn is porn. PeeJ isn't even anti-porn as a rule. Go have your porn, crazy Vietnam veteran! Just do us all a favor and stay away from the ladies. They really don't need you in the dating pool.

Seem you too must put yourself accountable to public scrutiny for accountability

That is SO not English. I promise to be accountable for accountability!

, but as we know you and your people hide behind many false names and redirected e mail accounts through other countries and perpitute fraud on a daily basis. I have seen fact where your people actually brag about hacking into peoples accounts and stealing credit card information and using it, this was not something that someone else wrote but something that your own contributors have said.

Here's what amuses me. I've read online that my "real identity!" has been figured out, right? I've been reading this for a year now. So basically, if I'm breaking the law, it'd be pretty easy to get me arrested, right? Right. It'd be pretty fucking easy to sue me. Yep, sure would if the information is accurate. So where are the police? Where the lawsuits? Show me the lawsuits. No Jerry, with heart. Show me the lawsuits! I can't hear you Jerry! SHOW ME THE LAWSUITS! What's that? I gotta feel it! I gotta feel it!


Or the arrests, y'know for breaking all those laws I've supposedly broken. Show me! Quit flapping your yap and show me! That's all I ask, pretty simple request. Instead, despite saying they KNOW WHO AND WHERE I AM!!! OMGZ!! This guy bitches about my anonymity. You can't have it both ways. Either I'm not anonymous and people should shoot me, or I am anonymous. Pick one! Very simple to do.

You say you save children, what about the children of the so called “bust” that are only online to roleplay but you twist it to seem as if they are seeking out children for sexual gratification

Read that twice, seriously.

I don’t know what drunk police officer has not said a time or two he would like to get a whole of a nice nubile young teenage girl. Sure he said it but has he actually done it.

Yep, with an opposition this intelligent... we're done for! I guess this guy thinks there's an epidemic of police officers trying to solicit kids online. Rather amusing since we've found one police officer in all the time of Perverted-Justice.com existing. The phrasology is also disturbing... "Nice nubile young teenage girl." That's right Sal, ring the Pedophile Alarm! We've got ourselves a creepy charlie at ten o'clock.

Signs that you are a pedophile
1. You describe young teenage girls as "nice nubile."
2. See number one.

Some people go into these “ADULT ORIENTED” chatroom with an expectation of some privacy to act out a “FANTASY” online, this may make this persons home life bearable so that he stays with and provides for his family instead of seeking prostitutes on the streets. What happens to the children of these so called “Bust” who you out, make them loose their jobs, their medical benefits, what of these children, maybe one of them has a terminal disease and your stupidity and the stupidity of your staff have made this family loose all of those benefits, loose their ability to pay rent, pay for the childrens food and clothing, seems you don’t really care about these children at all, just in getting your kicks and trying to be a somebody. Get a grip on life dude think out the reactions of your actions. What about what these kids have to endure at school after other kids hearing their parents talking at home, the neighbors of the bust you brag about calling. What about the physiological well-being of these children, you have the potential of turning these children into future crack heads and alcoholics, where is your real concern for children,. This just goes to show what a professional idiot you are, Law Enforcement doesn’t even do the things you do when they make an arrest and do convict a person truly convicted of a crime.

I can't make this shit up. Look at that. It's art. That's art. Shitty paintings are not art. The ranty craziness of the above paragraph is art, however. I don't even need to respond to this. We should all just sit back and look at that paragraph. See how the words are placed together to convey a truly insane point? See how the writer uses neo-impressionist stylings to create a true Rumelian (that isn't a word) effect upon the viewer? I would call that paragraph a fresh wave of ART NUEVO!

That's such a beautiful paragraph. Someone get me a frame!

You and your little group remind me of the starting of the NAZI Party in Germany.

Oh yes! Two for two. Communist AND Nazi. That's a real mix, considering the Communists and Nazi's of the old Weimar Republic didn't actually, y'know, have giant gang wars. Apparently I'm so evil that I've broken through the "communist" and "nazi" levels into the rare "Communist Nazi!" level. Holy shit, that's evil. That's fucking Pope Ratzinger level evil right there. Hell, it could be more, Ratzinger is the Pope and ex-Hitler Youth. He was a staunch anti-communist. I guess I'm even more evil than Hitler Youth Pope since I combine Nazism with Communism!

Someone call the media, I've broken through to the most evil level possible by directing an organization that fights internet predators.

Why do you stay in hiding with the bullshit that you fear for your life and fear retaliation. I have seen Quotes of your writings that you want people killed and physically hurt, you and your minions actually laugh about ruining someone’s life, well I guess to a person that has no life this might be funny.

I don't fear for my life at all. The people we post are cowards. My name is Xavier Von Erck. Anyone who does research on me will see why that is my legitimate name. It's the name I've been referred to since I was in my teens. That is why I chose the moniker. Again, one can't call me "hiding" when I've put my mug on national TV how many times? How many times have I done local TV in my hometown? Yeah, I've been on TV with an unblurred face more times than I can count. I literally can't count how many times, I've lost track. Oooo, I'm so cowardly! I travelled to Kansas... fucking Kansas to testify against a guy that threatened my life. Oh man, I'm so cowardly! Lookee me, Mr. Coward!

I don't know where I wrote that I want people killed. Anyone who can find such writings should email me links, because that's slipping my memory. I guess I can't remember because of how SKURRREEEDDD I am all the time. Oogah!

You want to do something to help, JOIN THE MILITARY ! GO TO IRAQ !

Ha! That's a great idea. Go kill some Iraqi's, y'know, the one group that has never launched a Terrorist attack against American interests in the world. That's a wonderful idea. Rather than go to AFGHANISTAN where actual terrorists who have plotted strikes against the United States reside, I should go fight in Iraq to make a difference. That's a great idea. Almost as good as going into Iraq to begin with. As in, not a good idea at all. I guess Mr. "I fought in a pointless war for no reason" wants me to experience the same joy he had! To go kill some third world fucks for no discernable reason! That way I can feel the camraderie of the military! Oh huzzah, huzzah.

No offense to anyone actually serving in Iraq. I'm sure you're busting your ass. It's just the wrong war. Sorry!

Make yourself useful or is your fat ass to afraid to confront the real enemy ! What you do is nothing special at all , I could go online and pose as an underage person and entrap 75% of the folks in the chatroom with the tactics you use, I have run an experiment doing such with a police officer present and even with a meeting set up the way it was done was ILLEGAL, it was ENTRAPMENT, do you know what those terms mean !

Wow! It's entrapment? Really!?! Man, I feel bad for the 24 (and counting!) convictions we've racked up. They didn't have defense attorneys HALF as good as the crazy crackpot Vietnam veteran. Rather than have people go to law school, we should send people who wish to be defense attorneys to Vietnam. Once they blow off the limbs of a few Vietnamese villagers, then they'll know how to practice law properly and learn ALL about entrapment laws. Perhaps I should go to Iraq then... after all, I bet a couple tours of Iraq would make me a GREAT defense attorney.

I don't know what the term illegal means. Ach neins! This term is unfamilar to me!

You are not even old enough to have developed a smell yet BOY

HAHAHAHAHAHA! You can't buy entertainment like this. He's right, my shit doesn't stink. I agree.

, you should get a life and leave this work to the pros and get a real job because as time goes on you will one day be held accountable for all you have done, you can not hide behind numerous servers and many false names as you have been doing, one day it will all come crashing down on you and I wonder then will you want your rights that were afforded under the constitution?

I wish I had numerous servers. Wait... the...

So... the ending sentence to the above blurb. It almost sounds like a prank. Where I have heard stuff like that before? One day it will all come crashing down on me? What will I do then? This sounds familiar... time to Google!

When it comes crashing down, and it hurts inside
Ya' gotta take a stand, it don't help to hide

He's quoting Real American lyrics at me! The classic Hulk Hogan theme! Well I'll tell you what I'll do when it all comes crashing down on me... and when I hurt inside... I will be a man! I will take a stand! It wouldn't help to hide. Yes, I will be a Real American. I will fight for the rights of every man! I will fight for what's right, I will fight for my Liffffffeeeeeee!

*insert awesome eighties guitar riff here*

Get a life BOY

Oh no, I'm 26! I'm such a BOY! For some reason, I think he likes "talking gruff" to "boys."

as well as the people you have snowballed into believing you have an actual cause, its just an agenda for you to sponge and live free off of others. You always have something to say when someone speaks against you and have turned so much around to fit your may of seeing thing.

Seeing thing. Anyways, the contention that I'm making money off PeeJ amuses me. I'm not. People that know me know exactly how poor I am. I have no money. Zero. In fact, I'm probably in a bit of debt and I would know exactly what debt if I cared enough to check my credit report. I have never had a grande amount of money. Always been poor. In fact, I've been so poor that today's poor doesn't even feel poor. It feels like middle-class living. That's probably because I was smart enough not to have a kid, hence, my bills are low. Yay! Anyways, I have no real argument with living free off others, I'm just not doing it. For some reason, people just don't seem to be interested in throwing cash at me randomly. Likely because I don't have breasts and I'm not an attractive female.

I would love to see you sit down and tell the truth and honestly answer many questions.

I have never done media and answered questions. Ever. That guy on TV answering questions about PeeJ? Paid actor. It's actually Colin Farrell with some make-up work done. Seriously. Yeah, you may not believe me but it's the 100% truth. 100%! I'm actually a giant spider that raps about candy. It's true, I read it on some website once.

Does the writer of this letter think he's actually doing anything other than feeding my ego? Seriously. I have an ego the size of oh, Maine. Nah, wait, the size of Arizona. That's better. Ever since I've come online, I've had unintelligent nuts screaming threats at me, making promises of murderatin'! Calling me every name in the book, saying I'm Mr. Evil Guy, Mr. Arrogant, Mr. Fagtastical, Mr. Lifeless, you name it, I've heard it... PRIOR to PeeJ, I've heard it. Heard it all. There isn't a name I can be called that will affect me. I've been called all the names. I don't care. The one name they've always gotten right is arrogant. When some nut that served in Vietnam takes, oh, the hours out of his day to write me an "open letter", that simply feeds my ego. Doesn't matter what the letter says, I thrive on negativity and people hating me.

A story not often told about PeeJ comes from prior to it becoming large. Back in the day when it was a hundred hits a day and nobody cared. Just a little ol' subsite on my blog. Well, we had bought a domain for it, and I was supposed to do a ton of work to get the stuff transferred over to the Perverted-Justice.com domain. However, the process was tedious. I didn't think anyone actually gave a shit about the site and most of our volunteers had dropped off due to the long hiatus. There was a time right before the summer of 2003 where I figured that we did our job in the Portland chat and there was no point in actually going forward with the full-fledged domain. Yep, what would later become a national organization was literally going to die because I never figured it would become the force it is today.

Then I went over to the old Danpedo website out of boredom to see if they were threatening my life as they had such fun doing. They'd write these long fucking rambling rants fantasizing about killing me. Literally, the only people that really knew about our site were hardcore pedophiles who had more of a vision of what we could do than I did. So I go over, ready for a fresh round of ego-feeding when I see those fuckers mocking my ability to get the site back up. Just talking shit, PeeJ is dead, never coming back, Xavier gave up because of us... etc, etc.

By the end of the weekend, the new site was up and the archives were filled out.

My motivation was to stuff their comments back into their little creepy pedo-fuckshit faces. The stupidity they exerted towards myself and the little subsite was the fuel needed to continue to get up each and everyday and deal with the creepy fuckers that we do stock and trade in. To continue running the organization that exposes these sick fucks. Little did I know that less than three months after the relaunch we would be bigger than ever dreamed, finally able to do all of those site evolutionary changes that I had sat around and daydreamed about. And why?

Because crazy internet nuts like to talk shit, which amuses and motivates me. It tells me that what we're doing is as correct as it gets. It illustrates by virtue of the insanity arrayed against us that we are doing a good job. If the nuts and pedophile-helpers don't notice you online, then you're not doing a whole lot of things right. Please, for the love of all that is good and proper, post more "open letters" to me. Keep writing my name. Keep talking shit. Come up with additional out-of-this-world comments and fantastical stories of the secret agendas! Why? Quite simple...

It's all the internet mana needed to continue to keep at it.

Did anyone not see this coming?

July/2005: World Affairs - Sometimes the world is just too obvious to be tolerated. For example, as soon as Joseph Ratzinger was elected Pope, the media jumped to downplay his past as a member of the Hitler Youth during World War 2, a fact that I jumped all over at this link. In the piece, I bitch about Ratzinger persecuting two old Nazi foes -- the Jewish and Homosexuality -- via religious pronouncements.

So to my utter non-surprise, what do I see in the media today?

Link: Vatican Denounces Some Israeli Retaliation
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Responding to Israeli criticism, the Vatican said Thursday it hasn't condemned every strike by Palestinian militants against the Jewish state because Israel's military response to the attacks has sometimes violated international law.

Largely good relations between the Vatican and Israel in recent years were strained this week by Israeli outrage that Pope Benedict XVI failed to condemn terror against Israelis in recent remarks.

Israel's Foreign Ministry complained Monday that Benedict, in a public appearance at his Alpine vacation retreat on Sunday, "deliberately" didn't mention a July 12 suicide bombing in the coastal city of Netanya while the pontiff did refer to recent terror strikes in Egypt, Britain, Turkey and Iraq.

"It's not always possible to immediately follow every attack against Israel with a public statement of condemnation, and for various reasons, among them the fact that the attacks against Israel sometimes were followed by immediate Israeli reactions not always compatible with the rules of international law," a statement from the Vatican press office said Thursday night.

"It would thus be impossible to condemn the first (the terror strikes) and let the second (Israeli retaliation) pass in silence," said the Vatican statement, which had an unusually strong tone for the Holy See. (The Rest)

Oh please, help me not fall over! I am dying of the shock!

Now that I'm composed after this huge surprise, let's talk about exactly why I shouldn't have been surprised at all. Yes, not at all. It is simply unfortunate that I am so easily surprised. You, I'm sure, were not surprised by this. That’s probably because you saw the term...


...and realized that yeah, maybe this old man in big hat might not be the best friend to the greatest country on the face of the planet. In retrospect, I should have realized it too.

Liberal-Catholic-who-understands-nothing: "But wait, Xavier, that's unfair. Maybe his position is correct and not a result of his intensive Nazi brainwashing while he was a youth, y'know, firing off anti-aircraft guns at the allies!" That's an interesting supposition, Liberal-Catholic-whom-I-just-invented. It’s time to break this down, as there really is no justification for his position.

Step one - Lack of mention of suicide-bombing
Someone especially jaded would probably look at that and say that it slipped his mind. Impossible. Suicide bombings in Israel are carried on every newscast in every part of the globe. In contrast, the terrorism in Turkey caused barely a ripple of coverage globally. In fact, most of you reading this probably had no idea that an attack happened in Turkey recently. For the Pope to reference lesser-known attacks while ignoring the evil act committed against Israel is no unintentional slight.

Step two - Lack of legitimate justification
The truly jaded among you will buy into the bullshit Vatican statement of...

"It's not always possible to immediately follow every attack against Israel with a public statement of condemnation, and for various reasons, among them the fact that the attacks against Israel sometimes were followed by immediate Israeli reactions not always compatible with the rules of international law."

...Bullshit, as I said. Not only is it bullshit, but it is myopic and insulting bullshit. Even if we were to believe that the Vatican's statement is genuine and they really are equating attacks against terrorism on an equal moral level as terrorist attacks... it's still bullshit even from that morally decayed and sickening statement. Why? How can I say this so confidently?


Turkey, again.

Not only does the mention of the attack in Turkey reveal that the absence of the mention of the Israeli attack was utterly deliberate, it additionally proves that the Vatican's official explanation is a heaping pile of dung. For the Vatican explanation to be true, they have to equate government attacks against a displaced population on an equal "outrageous" level as the attacks of the displaced population on the government. If this is the Vatican's official policy, it would be sick and depraved, but at least it wouldn't be bullshit.

Turkey makes it bullshit. To sit and pretend that Turkey is not retaliating against the forces of the PKK, the Kurdish version of say, Hamas or Hezbollah, is positively idiotic. Turkey often carries out raids against the Kurds in Turkey, often targets Kurdish and PKK leaders such as Abdullah Ocalan for arrest, torture and imprisonment. Other leaders of the PKK are targeted for death... sound familiar?

Turkey denies Kurdish citizens equal rights under the law. The Kurds fighting are carrying on a campaign for a return of their homeland, Kurdistan. The attacks on the Turks by the Kurds are part of their campaign to pressure the Turks to give up parts of Turkish land in order to create a Kurdish homeland. Any of this sounding oh, vaguely familiar?

After each bombing by the Kurds, reprisals by the government follow. The Turkish government attempts to assassinate or round-up the terrorists who have struck at their country to advance the Kurdish political agenda. Bombings by the PKK and other groups often target civilians indiscriminately. Any of this ringing a bell for you?

That's right, the "plight of the Kurd" is no different than the "plight of the Palestinian." Displaced minorities seeking a homeland by any means necessary. Two governments, one Jewish and one Islamic, using whatever force necessary to try to limit or destroy the terrorist groups. There is absolutely no difference between the two. Even Libya leader Gaddafi has recognized this. He actually caused quite a row amongst the Arabs after pointing out the exact parallel between the Kurds and Palestinians. The other Arab leaders were shocked at such a statement, noting that the Kurds are non-Arab and the Jews, well, they're Jews!

Now if Moammar can note it...

Couldn't the Pope?

Yet there was the bomb, mentioning the "terrorist attack" against Turkey by what is assumed to be the PKK. Already, reprisals have occurred against the Kurd. You don't see the Vatican noting that such a response is equal in horror to the terrorism while leaving the Kurdish attacks as unmentionable. No, the Pope goes ahead and mentions the Turkish deaths even though their response does as well, violate international law in various respects.

So, I've already dealt with the possibility of the Pope not knowing about it. And I've already illustrated how the Pope mentioned a perfectly analogous situation while refusing to express his sympathy towards the Jewish victims of the Islamic attack... gee, I wonder why he would refuse to mention the Jewish one while expressing his sympathy to the Turks?

I mean, it couldn't be that the Israeli's are Jewish, could it?

I'm not Jewish. I'm an Atheist American. However, when I check out international news, I am constantly shocked by the anti-Israeli bias in the media. It's sickening. To see the Pope's blatant anti-Semitism be ignored in this situation is just a continuation on the white-washing of this Pope's record. Ratzinger was a willing member of the Hitler Youth. He was in areas where Jews were being persecuted. He fought against allied forces during World War 2. He has consistently spoken out against the Jewish faith in his service to the Catholic church.

And I would be incredibly remiss to not mention the complicit and damning role the church played in the aftermath of World War 2. War criminals and Jew-murderers were given much safe refuge in Catholic sanctuaries across Europe, with a major transit point being the Vatican itself. The Church itself funded escape routes to South America for fleeing German Nazi's during that time. Kind of makes the election of a Nazi pope all the more frightening, doesn't it?

Now, only a few months after his election to the papacy, Ratzinger is already treating the Jews as subhuman scum. While it's perfectly fine for the Arab to retaliate against the non-Arab in Turkey, the Vatican has released this senseless proclamation that the fight against terrorists by Israel is exactly as condemnable as the attacks against Israeli citizens by Palestinian suicide-bombers. That's the official position of the Vatican under Ratzinger, the Hitler Youth Pope.

There is no justification for the Vatican's position. Worse, there are no other explanations other than anti-Semitism. The world grows even darker against the oft-persecuted Jew. A Nazi wears the hat of the Pontiff, Arabs surround them and much of the world refuses to view Hezbollah and Hamas as disgusting terrorist groups. Why? Because rather than kill Turks, or Britons, deaths that would be condemnable... the Palestinian groups only kill Jews... and apparently that's okay because the Jews dare fight back against such acts of wanton disgusting evil.

I submit that Joseph Ratzinger is no different today than what he was sixty years ago. He's a dirty fucking Nazi. He's using his position as Pope to practice anti-Semitism in a far less overt way than years past. Yet, is there really that much of a difference between a Pope that defends the killing of Jews and a Hitler Youth Soldier who raised no objection to the same practice during the dark days of World War 2?

No. There is no philosophical difference.

Though in reality, the situation of a Pope condoning the slaughter of Jewish civilians certainly has more impact upon the world than the anti-Jew apathy of a young Nazi named Joe. The uniform may have changed, but the old colors remain the same underneath. The old prejudices exist unchanged. With this Pope, the only good Jew is a dead Jew... with this Pope, the Israeli has no right of self-defense... with this Pope not much has changed in the last sixty years.

We live in a world where a dictator named Gaddafi has more intellectual integrity on world affairs than the Pope. The leader of Libya is fairer to the Israeli's than the leader of the Vatican.

If you didn't shudder at that, you're not paying attention.

MY EVIL AGENDA by Xavier Von Erck

July/2005: Diabolical Schemes - Yesterday someone in IM linked me to a wild rant saying that I have an "EVIL agenda" that I'm using Perverted-Justice.com to fulfill. It was suggested that anyone who supports PeeJ take a look at my true agenda. Well, I shall use my blog to SCOOP this person by revealing ALL my evil agendas. That's right, I'm coming clean folks! I have studied the great EVIL dictators and noted that each rose to power fighting internet predators. Josef Stalin became the leader of Russia by throwing pedophiles into the river Volga. Pol Pot decided to hang pedophiles from their ankles in the Jungle. Abraham Lincoln fought the south to ensure that pedophilia would be decimated. All of these facts are true facts! These EVIL leaders used their EVIL attacks on pedophiles to further their EVIL agenda!

But, you may be wondering... what is MY EVIL AGENDA?

I am happy to tell you!

However, I am not some lame-brain type like a Stalin or a Pol Pot. I have MANY different EVIL agendas! Because I know that honesty is the best policy, I have decided to come clean and reveal my top ten EVIL agendas in one fell swoop. That way there shall be no distorting the record about what my actual EVIL agendas are. This is your one-stop shop for Xavier's EVIL agendas. Without further adoooooo...

EVIL AGENDA #1: I do not like seeing people's feet in public. It's disgusting. Why Portlanders feel the need to expose their toes on public transit or in other public areas is beyond me. Feet are nasty. Foot fetishists frighten me. As soon as getting pedophiles jailed leads to a fabled overthrow of the government creating the United States of Xavier, I shall ban all open-feet shoes! I shall persecute all manner of flip-flops, berkinstocks and other manner of bare footery to the fullest extent! This is the first plank of my EVIL plot.

EVIL AGENDA #2: All Marvel comic book movies should be done adhering to almost 100% strict continuity. No, not "Ultimates" style of shitty continuity, but actual legit Marvel continuity. "Ultimate" Marvel is a tragedy of Earth-2 porportion. Marvel used to have the tightest continuity possible and the movies should adhere to the source material. All directors and screenwriters will be forced to read entire runs of whatever comics they are seeking to adapt. The penalty for failing to do this will be to create the sequel to "The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lavagirl." While I'm at it, every single copy of the Spider-man clone saga will be burned in neighborhood feel-good get-togethers.

EVIL AGENDA #3: Taco Bell shall be forced to offer the following food items at ALL Taco Bell stores: Chilito, Double Decker Taco, Spicy Chicken Burrito and the ORIGINAL Mexinuggets. Not these fucking fiesta potatoes, but honest to goodness Mexinuggets. Taco Bells will also be required at a rate of at least one per 5 miles, no matter what state. That means that construction will need to start in North Dakota soon.

EVIL AGENDA #4: No more holidays and birthdays. They're bullshit. I don't celebrate holidays and birthdays, neither should you. The idea of the birthday is absolutely atrocious. It's the one day a year where your friends go out of their way to think about you. Bullshit! If they're actual friends, they'll get you a gift whenever. They'll throw you a surprise party on some random day just for the hell of it. They won't do it just because it's the meaningless anniversary of when you were shat out the body in a bloody gory mess. If you have real, actual friends, they will celebrate YOU randomly. Not on some predetermined date yearly. That's crap. Same principle with Valentine's Day. If he loves you, he'll randomly buy you crap. Fourth of July? Why should we only have ONE DAY to celebrate our liberty? Garbage to all of this.

EVIL AGENDA #5: All vegan or vegetarianism style foods are hereby banned. Gardenburger? Yeah, that's a no-no. Those weird soy hot dogs? I don't think so. No more of this. If you want to eat vegetables, then eat vegetables. Nobody is stopping you. Furthermore, your "good food" substitutes suck. Lastly, you don't see we meatatarians creating Steak Sprouts, or Burgerabbage. Leave our food alone and we'll leave your food alone, losers.

EVIL AGENDA #6: The puck light is coming back. Now that we have to deal with the NHL on TV again, it's time to bring back the only thing that made hockey watchable in the first place. The puck light was the best addition to hockey broadcasting since... fuck, anything. Despite the cries of idiot purists and Canadians, the puck is very hard to see on TV. Fox had it right with the puck light, but pulled it when hockey fans started complaining. Now that the NHL has rid us of these insufferable fools by going on an insufferably foolish lockout, the puck light is ready for it's grand return to make hockey... perhaps, a digestable television sport once again.

EVIL AGENDA #7: No more cars that run on gasoline will be produced. Nada. The day of the gasoline powered car is over. Having an energy policy dictated by Arabs is a fucking disaster and has been since the great OPEC oil embargo of the seventies. No more cars running on gasoline. I don't care what they run off of so long as the answer to what they need does not involve any form of Arabs. Cars that run on sunshine? Fine. Cars that run on canola oil? Great. Cars that run on the limbs of dead babies? Well, only if it's just between that and oil. Our energy policy is our greatest failure as a country. There are no excuses for how stupid we have been as a nation when it comes to relying on gasoline to fuel our cars. We've known the Arabs are shit crazy since... well, fucking Saladin. So perhaps in the seventies when we got extorted by those fucks... jeez, maybe we could have learned that relying on Muslims probably isn't such a great idea. Democrats can't even claim this issue as theirs. Neither Carter nor Clinton did a goddamned thing about this issue. No more fucking gasoline. Not even for your lawnmower.

EVIL AGENDA #8: If you can't act, you can't sing and you can't write... then you can't be a celebrity. This will cut down on the number of celebrities there are by about 40%. But it's the lame 40% that will no longer be allowed to be celebrities. I'm talking Paris Hilton, Pamela Anderson, the entire judging panel of American Idol, you name it, it will be a de-celebrity'ing spree of unfamousity. And if you are a celebrity, you don't get to speak out on politics (IE: against my evil agenda) because you don't know anything about politics. You certainly can't run for political office. In fact, you shouldn't even be suggesting what brand of socks people should buy. Your only role is to do whatever monkey-like function you can perform in order to amuse the masses. "Politics" is defined as any statement about anything political, including the environment, social causes, charities and war. No more nattering, no more stupidity.

EVIL AGENDA #9: No more race-based stand-up comedy. None. Doing any will result in your immediate imprisonment under reworked hate crime laws. I can't even watch Comedy Central anymore. Each fucking comedian has their little race-based jokes. "Hey, you ever noticed how white people like to eat like this? And black people are all eating like THIS? Ain't that crazy!?!" - No, that's not crazy, that's fucking stupid. Generalizations based on race aren't funny. I don't care if you say "like this" in an accent. It's stupid. This goes for Asian and Latino stand-ups as well. Knock it off. I don't care what your Puerto Rican father was like and I bet he wasn't even like that to begin with. While this may mean the end to the careers of Margaret Cho and John Leguizamo, that's a small price to... what the hell am I saying? That's a goddamned GREAT price to pay and I'll gladly pony up the cost anytime. Just say the word. Can't watch Stand-up on Comedy Central anymore, it's disgusting.

EVIL AGENDA #10: Quiznos and Chili's will be forced to merge. Why? Well these are my EVIL agendas so they are designed to make things better. Yes, for me. Quiznos has a great item called the Double Steak and Cheese Sub. I've written about it so just scroll if you have no idea of what it is. Chili's has the greatest soup ever, the Chicken Enchilada Soup (without tomatoes). I want to go to one restaurant that has both the Double Steak and Cheese sub and the Chicken Enchilada soup. Hence, Quiznos and Chili's have to merge. That's the long and short of it. If Quiznos and Chili's were to merge... and I were to have any semblance of disposable income, I would be at no other restaurant, ever. They would have to install fucking WiFi and showers. In fact, I've changed my mind because again, these are my EVIL agendas and I have to get this right. Quiznos has to merge with chili's which has to merge with Bally's Fitness. And they have to get WiFi. That way I can eat, exercise, get online, exercise, get online and eat. Or exercise, get online, eat, get online, eat and then exercise. I don't really care how it works so long that it does work.

These are my EVIL agendas. Yes, you'll have to wear shoes. Yep, you won't be following along with the exploits of pseudo-celebrities. You'll have to actually put thought into your friendships. But as a tradeoff, it will create the best health restaurant on the planet, allow consistency with Taco Bell menus from state to state and remove really hackneyed stand-up comedy. It's a trade-off, but that's what you get with my EVIL agendas. Hey, at least they're unique and not the same ol' same ol' diet of political oppression, concentration camps and bad "tribute to the dictator" artwork. While I'm sure many of you are wondering just how fighting internet sex predators online exactly leads to supreme power, don't worry because I'll let you know the day after I figure it out for myself. Oh, how will I let you know?

I'll tell you to put on your fucking shoes, hippie!

A further example of why we won't win the war on terrorism...

July/2005: World - Today the news is in a quasi-uproar over over a suggestion by a Republican that a nuclear attack could warrant the bombing of Islamic Holy Cities. Headline news is running the story over and over, trying to paint the idea as crazy and out of this world. Left-wing socialists are pointing to such statements as irresponsible, etc... etc... etc. Doing so would be barbaric, intolerant and brutal!

What bullshit.

Of course we should wipe Mecca and Medina off the map if we're hit with a radiological attack by extremist Islamists. During the cold war, it was policy that a "rogue" Russian nuclear attack, even by a rogue sub... would be met with a wholesale nuclear assault on Russia. Despite many individual Russian communists having access to launching a nuclear warhead, not one was ever launched at the United States. The reason nuclear weapons have never been used in war since WW2 is because of mutually assured destruction. We all know this. Anyone with a grasp of history understands that neither Russian nor American society had a deathwish. We valued our lives more than we hated the lives of others.

In the end, everything worked out. We pointed a lot of missles until Russia could no longer keep up in the game. Never did we enter into pitched combat, never did we have a wholesale confrontation. Mutually assured destruction saved millions of lives.

Today we face a new grave threat. A real threat. Not the imagined and overblown threat of Communist invasion, but the legitimate threat of civilization-hating peoples. We face barbarians. This isn't a new conflict. Western society has been dealing with the Muslim for hundreds upon hundreds of years. The rampaging Turks and Ottoman Islamic empire worked for hundreds of years to keep society in the dark ages while spreading Islam. The great thing about the Ottoman's was that the Sultan was in charge of standing armies. Many sultans also preached tolerance and progress to varying degrees of success.

It was with the fall of the Ottoman empire that we became faced with the grave situation we have today. With the fall of the Sultans, the true face of Arabic Islam was unleashed. The persecutions of the Armenians, Kurds and Jews became a daily part of the Islamic schedule. Colonization attempts were dreadfully unsuccessful due to outbreak of World War 2. The British, the French and other western powers never truly finished the job of educating the average Islamic Arab into the 20th century via the imposition of secular governments and a reconstituted educational process. Instead, the education of the Arab was left to the Mosque. The same mosques which preached against progressive Sultans during the heyday of the Ottoman Empire. The same Mosques which advocated the killing of Armenians and Jews.

These Mosques educated the Arab people.

The above sentence is the justification for threatening their holy sites. Let me explain...

The Russian state preached authoritarianism. The Soviets educated their young into believing in the state as god. What kept the Soviet's in check? Simple, the assurance that any nuclear attack on America would result in the fiery liquidation of Russia itself, and most importantly... of the state. Likewise, we were deterred from first strike because we are educated to value our freedom and quality of life. Knowing that both would be destroyed by attacking the Russians kept us in check.

Islamists do not fear death. They do not value life. They don't give a shit about the state, nor their leaders. They only care for the Mosque and the Koran as spiritual funnels toward the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. Arabs in Afghanistan don't fear Afghanistan being turned into a nuclear holocaust because Afghanistan doesn't matter to the Arabs. Afghani culture, likewise, does not matter. Same with Egypt. Same with Libya. Same with Kuwait. The UAE, Syria, Yemen, Iran and Iraq. They don't matter.

To the fanatical Muslim, only Mecca and Medina matter. That's it. The dual holy cities are the center of Islam. We are threatened by Islamic radicals on a daily basis. They would like to hit our heart with a nuclear attack. They'd like to hit our prosperity, our quality of life and our freedom. Quality of life and freedom ARE America's Mecca and Medina. The threat posed by radical Islam is towards our greatest values.

In kind, we would be foolish not to threaten a destruction of Mecca and Medina by nuclear weapons. We would be foolish to not realize that the only way to a Muslim's heart is via their holy sites and shrines. Islamic Arab's don't care about candy. They don't care about freedom and democracy and they don't care about being treated "fairly." They only care about power and force as a culture. Overwhelming brutal force is the only way to bring them to heel. The spectre of a an irradiated Mecca is the deterrent we should be spouting, with conviction and honesty.

The bothersome nettling from those who seek appeasement with modern barbarian Islam only strengthens those who wish to launch attacks upon our soil. Like Chamberlain and Daladier, the domestic cowards among us put us at the risk of being slaughtered and dominated by the intolerant forces of religious fascism. The threat we face is no less a threat than Germany in 1938. We can either blink as statesmen did before, or we can let fascism know what exact price they will pay for a grievious attack. To do anything else is to embolden attacks upon us.

The congressman was not crazy, intolerant or evil for suggesting the destruction of Islamic holy sites. He was voicing what should be our official policy of mutual deterrence. He was voicing the only sentiment that makes sense when you are dealing with religious extremists who wish to cut out our heart... he was voicing the just resolve to use a bigger knife in return.

I find it very disheartening to see the media and domestic cowards rip into Rep. Tom Tancredo as being incorrect in his suggestion. I find it disheartening that Tancredo is already trying to backtrack. I find it disheartening that Republicans, who should know better, are not stepping forward to support Tancredo. I find all of this disheartening because it illustrates a simple truth...

We don't have the heart to begin with.

7/28 Update: For those whose second language is English and first language is Arabic, this entry was translated into arabic at the following link... http://www.al-3reen.com/vb/showthread.php?t=9404. While the translator obviously doesn't agree with my post, thanks for translating it anyways!

A Lesson in Supermarketonomics

July/2005: Shopping - I wrote a blurb on here before, say, six months ago that I would die of a lack of food due to my inability to pay an increased price for products in the supermarket after buying said product on an incredible sale. Since then, I have come across a disturbing truth about Albertsons and Safeway. I can’t shop there successfully anymore. The realization hit me as I went down the cat-food aisle.

I feed my cats dry food, but every once in a while I’ll pour some Friskies over the top as a treat. Hey, they’re my cats, they rule and they love it. It soaks some of the dry food in that wet food flavor. That makes for quite the happy cat. So each time I go to the store, I check and see what the price is for the friskies wet-food. So many flavors, so many options!

Today I hit up Albertsons and Safeway and the straw finally broke the camel’s back.

A few months ago, Albertson’s had the best deals in town on Red Baron frozen pizzas. They would be, quite often, 4 or 5 for ten dollars. An absolutely terrific deal. Then… I saw it. I saw what I knew to be the harbinger of “bad deals.” Albertson’s had created their own Albertsons-brand frozen pizza. It was 2 for 5 dollars. At that point, I knew that Red Baron would never be on a buyable deal again. The prophecy came true, it hasn’t. Now the big Red Baron “deal” is 4 for 12. Why should I buy those things for fifty cents more a pizza when I know the only reason that’s the “best” deal they can offer is because they are jacking up the national brand in order to make their inferior store-brand more attractive financially to you?

Today I went to buy my Friskies wet food cans. They’re normally 33-35 cents at Albertsons. Often they’re on a deal of 4 or 5 for a dollar. I go to the aisle. What do I see? A new brand: “Happy Tails.” Guess what the price is? 33-35 cents. Yeah. You know what’s coming. I look to the right… NOT ONLY HAVE THEY REMOVED HALF OF THE FRISKIES FLAVORS… but the price now? TWO FOR A DOLLAR! ON SALE!


I literally audibly cursed within earshot of an Albertson’s employee who said, in a cheery sing-song way… “Happy tails is our new cat food brand!” I… know. And now Friskies is suddenly almost double the price! Amazing! They must have started putting GOLD in the cans now. Either that, or there’s been such a CAT FOOD SHORTAGE… that supply and demand dictates an increase in Friskies prices, right? Right. Fucking ass right.

So I went to Safeway, thinking that they didn’t have their own brand. They do. Friskies is regularly there, 40 cents. Bullshit!

This is how the major brand grocery stores fuck us. They bring out their substandard crap brands, right? They manufacture them and save on the expense of stocking their own stuff. Pure profit, right? So instead of undercutting the national brand prices, they take the national brand and GOUGE us by increasing the price of the national brand while having “their” brand take the price point of where they used to sell the national brand. What does that do? Well, not only do they make an obscene profit on their own brand when bought… but those of society who aren’t hip to this scam that buy the national brand end up giving the stores more of a profit due to them price-jacking the competitor’s products.

Not only do these assholes then sell less of the national product (hurting that company, making them offer fewer flavors or variations) but they make more off selling the decreased amount while giving themselves an unfair position in the price wars. Now unless there’s a manufacturer sale, the national brands never go underneath the “store brands” because they set whatever price point they want for the national brands.

People complain about the rising cost of groceries and think it’s inflation. It’s not inflation. It’s Safeway, Albertsons and Fred Meyer rolling out their own pure profit goods, jacking the price of the national stuff and taking the lower price point. Instead of doing the right thing and undercutting the national brand by a few cents at the pre-store brand price point, they go in and fuck everything up for the consumer by jacking the price of the national brand. I’ve seen them do it too often. I am not usually one to scream about fucked up business practices, but this shit is absolutely driving me nuts.

Which brings me to another topic… the attacks on local grocery store chain Winco. There was an old site called StopWinco.org that was a bunch of ponderous grocery store union fuckshits bitching about how Winco doesn’t allow a union into the store… y’know, so the employees can strike and get paid an OBSCENE amount of money for moving a product across a scanner while giving you a sour attitude. They also protest the lack of bagboys, since apparently… bagging your own groceries is akin to slave labor. The problem?

Winco doesn’t fuck the consumer like Albertsons and Safeway does. Friskies is still 29 cents regular at Winco. Red Baron? Often is 2.50 a frozen pizza. Even on products where they have their own brand, they don’t jack the price of the national brand. They simply undercut the national brand’s already established price point. Winco isn’t perfect, they suck for soda deals… but overall, they’re the only company in this area doing things right for the consumer. Winco still makes their profit, they simply don’t try to gouge us by pretending that the national brand is SO expensive compared to their own. The national brand ISN’T that expensive. It’s just Safeway, Albertsons and Fred Meyer’s fucking with us.

If Winco ever goes down, I don’t know where I would shop. I refuse to play the Supermarketonomics game. I refuse to be price-fucked by these price-fixing assholes. And you should make the same refusal. Rather than socialist idiots making a stopwinco.org, someone should really be putting together the definitive website explaining just how much of a scam the major grocery store chains are pulling.

I love market ecomomics and I love unfettered capitalism. However, the consumer has to stand on their own two feet and say "no more" to this sort of shit. When it comes to groceries, the consumer should be writing these companies and telling them exactly why they're going to shop at bulk stores like Winco, who are the only alternative to the price-gouging bullshit of the national chains.

The constant sickening surprise of the oddest job existing

July/2005: PeeJ Stuff - It's a pretty sick world. PeeJ is great for cynicism, always has been. But being immersed in the scum of it all gives you a nice layer of thick skin. You think... "Well, nothing can surprise me. Nothing can affect me, I've seen the worst these assholes have to give. Heard the worst stories and can't be surprised anymore." Then... you have a week or so like we've had recently. The threshold for detestability apparently knows little limit.

In the last week, we've had three high-profile arrests. Each, for their own reason has to make you realize that yes, Virgina, there isn't a god.

Ron Rivera - This one I had knowledge about prior, but the information uncovered by our FU team in our "In the media" forum is disturbing and sick. I never knew a kite-like object could be so creepy as his picture of the "Bandit: The Ultimate Predator" kite. The fact that this guy preyed upon a kid in North Dakota, then tried to use his victim to solicit another victim is simply chilling. There aren't words for it. The English language does not have the terminology for scum like that. The man was openly looking for victims on his website. Openly. Anytime you see a single guy looking for 10-16 year old kids of one specific gender for ANYTHING... check into it very closely.

Jay and Historynut went through hell to get this bust done and to get the identity of the kid in North Dakota to be able to alert the police there. Having to do a three-way call like that? Jay having to actually talk to the kid, who literally was trying to warn Jay off meeting the guy? Absolutely amazing. I don't think I could do it. It is good that we have such a large crop of people to pick contributors from.

Mark Hill - Pure predator. Talks up an underage kid... wants to fuck her in a hotel... and brings his 22 month old kid along for the entire thing. This is why I say to my female friends... "You SURE you're not a lesbian? Seriously, it'll make your life easier." Mark Hill has a significant other. And he courted her. He took her to the movies. He bought her gifts. He told her sweet nothings in her ear. He, like all males, likely whispered "I love you" while fucking. Months on end go by for the female... this is the one! Let's have a kid! They have the kid. He loves her, he says. How different is Mark Hill from the average male any of the females reading this might be dating? Doing the same things, saying the same things at the same times... "genuine" just like Mark Hill's significant other thought. How could you ever trust a male when our gender has millions upon millions of examples of why one should not? At any point, the male a female is dating can be in a car with a shared kid... waiting for another kid to come and blow him. At any point.

Hill had condoms, viagra and handcuffs with him. This simply further illustrates the colossal evil that Viagra is. Bad enough that various state governments were covering it for sex offenders... but how many rapes are a result of viagra? How many sexual attacks has the drug been an accomplice in? How many times has a guy been sitting alone and thinking "Well, I can get an erection anytime with this... I should get a ton and find some females!" Then they go out, online, looking for a female... and they find teens. The entire existence of viagra is disturbing. If you're that old, sex shouldn't be that important to begin with. The handcuffs, of course, are a nice touch. Because you need them to restrain a 14 year old female. Apparently in Mark Hill's mind, he felt he would need to be able to restrain the underdeveloped minor and needed handcuffs to do so. Classy. Just classy.

Scott Wolf - I'm very proud of this developing case, and very proud of it especially for Harv. 14 months after the chat was posted, Wolf finally gets arrested for it. The background to this case of "accused again" is where the shocking factors come into place. Wolf's preference for 10-14 year old females is nothing new, apparently. The full details of this case are, in a word, horrific. Yet, Wolf was just a simple postal worker.
Images and propaganda of the "friendly mailman" have been a staple of this country. And here is this guy, everyday... walking his route... and likely thinking about ways to rape minors and young teens while he puts mail into mailboxes. We all have a mailman.

How many wolves like Wolf are out there profiling your house and checking the look of your mail to see if you have a kid in your house? Postal workers and the litany of teachers we've uncovered... how can someone even justify having a kid in this society? I cannot fathom the attitude of someone choosing to breed. Do they think society is some great gift to unveil upon a new and impressionable life? Does the parent-to-be really believe that the world is going to get better? Optimists frighten me as someone capable of such strong delusions seems like the type of person who can snap at any point. At least the cynic is usually laid back... we know what's up, and little surprises us. Makes personal tragedy easier to get over.

Think about it, everyday there are tragedies we do not hear of. Fucked up males doing fucked up things that are "too common" to create a ripple in the national media. Just about each and everyday we come across another guy with another fucked up aspect to his case. Man, about to get married, chat's up one of our volunteers. Fiancee has her life turned upside-down. Man with wife becomes foster parents, man goes online to chat up underage kid for possible molestation. Mother actually tries to help him cover it up just so she can stay a foster parent. So many examples that they become a swirling storm of garbage flesh, whirling around us... almost unrecognizable from each other excepting the sensationalistic details that make them "special" in their own fucked-up way.

Society is filled with slowly rotting carcasses of humanity, hanging on by a thin veneer of tactful civility. No refuge from the increasing drumbeat of ignorance, lies or betrayal of our fellow man. Zero retreat of the ever-growing numbers of the pandering, the selfish or the sexually obsessed. A growing glamourization of various aspects of societal shit, streaming all about us... while we're distracted to the point of uncaring by media candy images of sex, drugs and celebrity controversy. There is absolutely no god, no "salvation" and no hope for humanity. There is no valhalla, no heaven or hell, and no saviors.

Anyone that tells you otherwise just wants either your vote, your money or your ass.