Saturday, November 18, 2006

Detached

BatmanI’ve been here in California for almost three months now and I still haven’t developed anything close to friendship with any of the service members stationed here. Factors attributing to this may include inability to let go of the past and the amount of work to do around here. This hasn’t changed even in the recent development of having to move into a barracks room with another Soldier who’s relatively close to me in age. He likes to joke around me not leaving my “cave.” I’ve heard similar jests from other people in the past, though he seems to lack in the social characteristics that the others possessed. I wonder how this will play out over the next couple months.
♪…NOW THE WORLD IS GONE, I’ME JUST ONE
OH GOD, HELP ME…♪
Song of the Moment: “One” by Metallica

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

And the Meek Shall Inherit the US…

Recommended Reading:Testosterone Tumbling in American Males.” Yahoo Health. 27 Oct. 2006.
The testosterone-fueled American male may be losing his punch.

Over the past two decades, levels of the sex hormone in U.S. men have been falling steadily, a new study finds.

For example, average total testosterone levels in men aged 65 to 69 fell from 503 nanograms/decileter (ng/dL) in 1988 to 423 ng/dL in 2003.
I’ve noticed that males in the U.S. today had more pansies per capita tend to be less confrontational than I would’ve expected out of human beings with testicles. Granted my view on this could be horribly skewed considering that I went from attending and barely graduating from an Institute of Technology, where the males are girls, pathetic wastes of human tissue and fluids, unable to stand up for themselves are more likely to attempt to reach a compromise rather than trying to assert themselves, to joining another institution known for kicking ass and chewing bubble gum where assertiveness is often looked upon as an a positive trait. I digress, such a topic is for smarter men to debate.
“Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.
Song of the Moment: “Fluff” by Black Sabbath