Thursday, September 27, 2012

My Blog Is Too Sexually Explicit! Finally!

Google did the threatened crack down today. They accused my blog of being sexually explicit. In order for me to come back into compliance I have to remove this post and any other sexually explicit posts. The problem with the instructions is I really don't understand how the "example" is sexually explicit so it makes it very difficult for me to pick out any others. I cancelled my Google Adsense account and went with Chitika. The ads aren't as good because I don't get enough visitors, but perhaps their definition of sexually explicit is more concrete or at least less confusing.

If you're too lazy to read, the "Example Page" is basically ranting about the Texas Government wasting time writing bestiality laws instead of doing something a little more productive with their time. It's very sexually explicit. Maybe I should start blogging about "The Wiggles" to keep things rated G.

Here's the email from my friends at Google (feel free to try and shed some light):


This email is to alert you that one of your websites is not currently in compliance with our AdSense program policies and as a result, ad serving has been disabled to your website.

Issue ID#: 18150531

Ad serving has been disabled to:

Example page where violation occurred:

Action required: Check all other remaining sites in your account for compliance.

Current account status: Active

Violation explanation

ADULT/EXPLICIT TEXT: As stated in our program policies, AdSense publishers are not permitted to place Google ads on pages with adult or mature content, including sexually explicit text. More information about this policy can be found in our help center ( ).

Action required: Check account for compliance

While ad serving has been disabled to the above site, your AdSense account remains active. Please be aware that the URL above is just an example and that the same violations may exist on other pages of this website or other sites you own. Therefore, we suggest that you take the time to review the rest of your sites to ensure that they’re in compliance with our policies, and to monitor your sites accordingly to reduce the likelihood of future policy emails from us. Additionally, please note that our team reserves the right to disable accounts at any time if we continue to see violations occurring.


If you wish to appeal this disabling then you can do so by using the Issue ID listed above to contact us via our Help Center:

Thank you for your cooperation.


The Google AdSense Team

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Politics (2.5 of n)

The above statement is 100% correct. Of course, it also implies things better left not implied. "No president can fix the economy" is a more succinct way to say it. This was a CBS News headline last weekend. It irritated me enough to blog about it, but then the blogger wasn't working for some reason so I had to wait until it wasn't important anymore.

I accidentally posted a thing on Facebook challenging people to verbalize why they like Romney without using the name Obama. I only got two answers. One was stubborn and one was, well, you know those people who only hear what they want to hear? Yeah. Either way, it was not going to be debatable and I don't argue.

It did kind of make me sad though. I think we've forgotten what it is to be American. We can vote for whoever we want to vote for! I'm voting for Gary Johnson. Yeah, he probably won't win because he's not publicized by the glorious media as a contender, but 95% of what he says I agree with. I really like him. I'll happily go into the voting booth and vote for someone who I like and who I think will make a good president. You, my friend, can go vote for the guy you think is not as bad as Obama.

I pretend to be an Astrologist at bars and sometimes on this blog. It's fun for me. But, besides that, it also forces me to watch how people interact and try to discern their personalities. I've become a professional "fly on the wall".

What I've noticed with this election is people who hate (literally hate) Obama are voting for Romney. People who love (literally love) Obama are voting for Obama. What this tells me is if Romney wins the Presidency, 50% of America will dislike the president and the other 50% will dislike the president, but not as much as they disliked the previous president.

That's no way to vote. As it stands right now, I'm firmly opposed to my Republican friends. I don't want a president of the good old USA who everyone dislikes (except for the people who only hear what they want to hear).

She literally said, "He believes the government is FOR the people not in control of the people." Yet, it doesn't take long to see that he has pledged to change the constitution to enforce who you can marry! How much more control do you need? He's opposed to the legalization of marijuana. I don't smoke it, but who cares if you do? So, let me make sure I get this straight. He believes the government should not control the people, but he will tell you what you can smoke and who you can marry? I'm tired of coming up with examples. There are more.

In summary: Vote for the person you like, not the lesser of two evils. They have a write in spot on the ballot. Whatever you do, don't vote for Romney. I like my freedom more than I do my money.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Economy (1 of n)

Now I'm just being silly. Really. Really rhymes with silly.

This year the Bush era tax cuts are going to expire because the government is stupid. Of course, we are in debt up to our ears and raising taxes is an easy way to pay for it. Obama promised he'd cut spending. Obama promised a lot of things. If he'd have kept up to 20% of his promises he'd have been a wonderful president. Vote for Gary. Romney sucks too.

Also in recent news, the feds are trying to keep interest rates at an all time low to help the mortgage industry. If borrowing is good for the government, it's got to be good for the people because, well because, it's "of the people, by the people, for the people". Eveyone borrow more money. We'll make it as painless as possible and who knows? During the borrowing era, maybe something completely unrelated will happen and the economy will turn around and we can all look back and say, "look how smart our government was".

Maybe this should have been Politics (2 of n). Hindsight and all.

In light of the borrowing frenzy I've decided to finally start my own business. Here's what I'm going to do. I'm going to lend people money at the new, government mandated, low interest rates. Then, let people pay me back by working at my company. There will be no income tax. You're not taxed on borrowing money so you won't need to pay any income tax. You'll just have to fill out an application every month to borrow more money. It's genius and we'll be so happy.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Google Ads

I've never, in my life, done anything deliberately wrong.

For the last 4 years or so I've been displaying Google Ads on my blog. When I first joined, they said I'd get a check when I hit $25. When I was at $20, they raised it to $50. Now, I'm at $45 and the bastards just now sent me an email to let me know that I have violated the Adsense adult content policy. They sited my post on Texas Bestiality as the reason.

I'm so mad I could spit. I'm not sure I can continue writing posts on a Google owned website. Apparently the bastards can't read and have no amount of intelligence. I might have to go get my Wordpress blog going again. As it is I'll have my $45 sitting in limbo probably forever. They can go take a sarcastic bath in it. Maybe they'll learn the definition.

No more Chrome and no more Google searches. I'm sure it won't hurt them at all, but it'll make me feel better and I have choices.,,, etc. There's got to be an intelligent one out there somewhere.

Then, I'll have to get rid of my Droid. There's no way I can go to Apple. I'm not that fond of a Microsoft phone either. What the hell am I going to do? Maybe the Droid will be a necessary evil. Google bastards.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Politics (1 of n)

Well, if the title of this post doesn't give you chills nothing will.

For some reason, in the good old USA, there are two things you are not allowed to talk about at friendly get togethers and/or family reunions: politics and religion.

The problem is alcohol. Once you drink enough, the filters are removed and eventually heated discussions take place, fists fly, people get hurt or killed, the authorities are called in and stubborn fanatics end up in jail. This is because there are generally two sides. We've been warned.

When it comes to political parties, I most closely resemble a Libertarian. I'm one of the very few Democrat leaning Libertarians. Most Libertarians claim to be reformed Republicans. Ron Paul is a good example. Libertarians flock to him even though he's Republican. The current Libertarian Presidential candidate, Gary Johnson is a recovering Republican.

I used to regularly attend Libertarian get togethers. One time, I was at an election watching party and I saw a "Libertarian" yelling at the bartender because she wasn't believing the way he wanted her to believe. The act of trying to force someone to believe your way is very un-libertarian. I've not attended another Libertarian get together since.They have a tendency to violate the rule in the 2nd paragraph which leads to the result in the 3rd paragraph.

I have a keep it simple philosophy to most everything I do. One of my favorite phrases at work when colleagues come ask me about a computer problem or a software problem is to say, "If it's too hard, you are doing it wrong." Voting is too hard and we aren't given enough choices. Voting should be as easy as or easier than paying credit card bills.

It should be as easy to get on a ballot as it is for a credit card company to send you a "you've been selected" letter in the mail. We've let political parties make things too hard. Therefore I'm renouncing any affiliations to political parties. But, I'm still going to vote Libertarian in the next election though. It's still the easiest way to go.

If you're still reading along with this flurry of unintentional topic changes then I applaud you. I think I'll bring it all together at some point, but I can't guarantee anything.

It gives me chills when someone, in one sentence, can announce their choice for president and family values. How can anyone think the government should be involved in enforcing family values? Do you think about what you are saying? You don't want the government controlling health care, but it's okay if they tell you who you can marry, when you can get divorced and when you can have kids? It gives me more chills than the title of this blog. Really.

Occasionally, on the Internet, you'll run across an ad that says something along the lines of, "Have dinner with Obama and his wife. We'll even cover the airfare". I clicked on one of these ads and discovered for each donation to his re-election campaign, you'll be entered for a chance to win! I read the small print and entered multiple times without donating anything. Always read the small print.

But, now I'm in his email list so I get all the emails trying to get me to donate "just $3" to help him continue his work for four more years. Obama talks a big game, but he never follows through. Being an, "I love my freedom more than my money" kind of Libertarian, I like Obama more than Romney, but I'm still voting for Gary. There's a catch phrase in there somewhere.

It's interesting getting the Gary emails along with the Obama emails. The Gary emails beg for money to try and accomplish some goal (like getting ballot access). Recently, they've started kicking Romney because the Republicans are trying to get the Libertarians removed from the ballots. I don't know if it's true or not. I've done no amount of investigations. All I've received are the Gary emails stating it as fact.

Obama emails almost always bash Romney; either directly or indirectly. Obama is getting outspent and apparently you must spend more than your opponent to get elected so please donate at least $3. "And remember, every time you donate, you'll be entering a chance to win dinner with me and my wife. We'll even cover the airfare." I have no idea if that's true either.

And remember the Wizard's First Rule: "People are stupid; given proper motivation, almost anyone will believe almost anything. Because people are stupid, they will believe a lie because they want to believe it's true, or because they are afraid it might be true. People's heads are full of knowledge, facts, and beliefs, and most of it is false, yet they think it all true. People are stupid; they can only rarely tell the difference between a lie and the truth, and yet they are confident they can, and so are all the easier to fool."