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Ever since the release of Burning Bridges, I have been hooked on Haste The Day.  I’ve seen them live twice, picked up all their albums and have been eagerly awaiting the release of their newest CD: Dreamer.  I will say this now and get this out of the way.  This CD is as good if not better than their last release Pressure the Hinges.

Dreamer starts off with a thought provoking first song(68) that immediatly brings on the typical heavy riffs and deep screams that the traditional listener is used to from this band.  These songs are well written and its evident.  In their first song called 68, Stephen Keech sings the words, “We wall fall to ruins if we don’t bury disguises that we’ve made, We will see the finish if we would carry ourselves to the end of the race, The judges will fall I am my own disease.”  This lyrical writing is totally typical and thought provoking, as this band totally envelops themselves with the Christian mantra and belief of good vs. evil.

Their systematic way of creating a headrush in everysong is evident.  Although, that’s the major drawback of the CD, alot of the songs flow right into each other without any notation of speed and or tempo change.  Meaning to the average listener one may come off as saying it’s repeated and hard to clarify the changes between songs.

However, the notable tracks are surefire monster’s that Haste the Day is used to writing and playing.  Haunting(track number 3) Is another great of example of great breakdowns and wonderful writing.  Stephen Keech again shows that he is above and beyond basic writing by singing “We are but captives. We are deceased. We know that one day we will be free.”  Each person has the right to take away the writing as how it applies to them in the daily world.  Which is why I praise Keech’s open end approach to suggesting questions and thoughts in his lyrics.

All in all this CD is a great pick up for $9 at most major retail stores.  I am incredibly happy with the purchase, even with times of many songs flowing into each other, there are not many filler tracks on this album.  Out of 11 tracks, I would say maybe 2 were just put there to take up space.  Finally, it’s just too good to pass up if your influenced by Christian bands, and still want something heavy to rock out too.

Grade of CD:  4.5/5

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Posted on Yahoo this morning, I figured I would go ahead and give a plug to some interesting surveys shown about some of the strangest jobs people have taken for work.  The list goes from A-Z and can be found here as well.

  • A: Autopsy assistant
  • B: Bartender at the Liberace mansion
  • C: Cat nanny
  • D: Donkey trainer
  • E: Elf at Santa’s workshop
  • F: FBI Fingerprint examiner
  • G: Grave digger
  • H: Hurricane hunter
  • I: Ice sculpture carver
  • J: Junk mail machine operator
  • K: Kitty litter box decorator
  • L: Laser tag referee
  • M: Magician’s assistant
  • N: Nuclear electrician on a submarine
  • O: Opera singer
  • P: Parachute tester
  • Q: Quality control/taster for chocolate factory
  • R: Romance specialist
  • S: Scratcher (scratched backs for patients)
  • T: Turkey wrangler
  • U: Undercover vice decoy
  • V: Video game tester
  • W: Wallpaper peeler
  • X: X-ray technician for zoo animals
  • Y: Yawn counter at a sleep clinic
  • Z: Zamboni driver

I’m not going to lie but some of these jobs seem pretty cool to be working for.  Like, Zamboni Driver, Romance Specialist, and Laser Tag Referee.  All of them are equally badass, and more fun that a librarian!

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As I was browsing over the current career choices available on classesandcareers.com, I stumbled across this link that gave the top 10 must dangerous jobs in the united states.  I’m going to copy the chart and provide a link to the actual article at the bottom of this post. Also, I want to tell everyone I can to please vote this election.  I don’t care for who or your reasons, just get out and vote and share your voice, no matter how small you think it is, just do it.

1. Fisherman. (118 deaths per 100,000) Fishermen endure storms, fog, wind, and hazardous working conditions, which constantly put them at risk of drowning. And if fisherman suffer serious injuries while at sea — such as injury, illness, or hypothermia — medical help isn’t quickly accessible.

2. Military Serviceman. (111 deaths per 100,000) Technically, the Bureau of Labor does not report statistics on military fatalities, but given the public record they are easy to deduce. And while potentially dangerous under any circumstances, military service has been especially dangerous in recent years due to rising conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq.

3. Logging and Timber Workers. (93 deaths per 100,000)The duties of logging and timber workers include cutting down and transporting trees. As such, the nature of their work puts them at constant risk of being killed by heavy, falling objects. Logging and timber workers also are at risk because they often work on steep hills and in hazardous weather.

4. Aircraft Pilots. (67 deaths per 100,000) This category includes flight engineers and pilots of both commercial and smaller aircraft including crop dusters and air taxis. Naturally, the primary dangers of flying relate to engine failure, which may lead to crashing.

5. Structural Iron and Steel Workers. (56 deaths per 100,000) These workers climb dozens of stories to lay the iron and steel beams that form buildings, bridges, and other structures. Despite strapping on harnesses and other safety gear, structural iron and steel workers face a high risk of fatal injuries from falls, not to mention the many injuries they receive from tools.

6. Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors. (44 deaths per 100,000) Although falling into the garbage trucks may result in injury — and often does — the primary cause of death for refuse collectors is being hit by impatient motorists who try to pass garbage trucks at inopportune times.

7. Farmers and Ranchers. (41 deaths per 100,000) While often perceived as a peaceful existence, farming and ranching actually presents great danger, mostly in the form of tractors and heavy machinery. In fact, non-highway vehicle accidents account for most of the casualties among farmers and ranchers.

8. Electrical Power Installers and Repairers. (33 deaths per 100,000) Power line installers and repairers climb poles and towers to get — and keep — electricity up and running. Power lines are typically high off the ground, so workers are at high risk of injury due to falls. Plus, these workers are often at risk of electrocution from contact with the high-voltage power lines.

9. Truck Drivers. (29 deaths per 100,000) Driving is perhaps the most dangerous activity people do, and the danger is only compounded for those who do it professionally. Every day, truck drivers face collisions, overturning, and jackknifing, all of which are more likely and more frequent given their large and clumsy vehicles.

10. Construction Workers. (23 deaths per 100,000) Construction workers perform a wide range of potentially hazardous tasks. They work with heavy objects, great heights, and bad weather. Some jobs expose workers to harmful materials such as chemicals, noise, and dangerous machinery, all of which contribute to injuries and death.

The link to this article can be found HERE!

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Well, another blow for the pirating industry as the Senate passed an RIAA back bill that will further make stricter rules on intellectual property.  Information taken from the C-Net article which will be linked below this my take on this subject will be provided below.

The RIAA is the group that is trying to protect musicians and their right to release music and stop the pirating and illegal sharing of copyrighted music.  This information and group all began bitching when Napster blew up the scene back in the early 2000’s.  Firstly, as you can see, I am not big on the stance of musicians trying to protect their business and their creative commons.  However, I give credit to the bands that accept and nurture the sharing abilities of the music to the masses and support getting their names out by any means possible.  But, I do agree with the other half in trying to protect their music and making money, because hey its a business.

I finally just don’t think that they will ever be able to stop the pirating of music just yet, because there are so many outlets and so many places.  There just isn’t enough jurisdiction on the web to control what the whole world does, and frankly if that ever happens, it’s going to be a sad state for the world, and Big Brother can take into effect.  The link to read the full article can be found here.  CNet.com – Senate passes RIAA-backed bill

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So, I have decided to try and do something that can help people with boredom at work, and hopefully will entertain someone somewhere throughout the day. My goal with this current ongoing project will be to update it daily with links that I find that someone else may enjoy. It’s also a project that I feel will be good reference for myself as it will help stave boredom for myself as well, because I will certainly try and do my best to help anyone. Also, this is me asking for help, if you find any great links that you think would be great for the list, go ahead and post them in the comments section, I will surely add them to the list below!

Entertainment
Videos
break.com
Ebaumsworld.com
holytaco.com
maddox.xmission.com
TheOnion.com
Xentertainment(comics)
YouTube.com
GameTrailers.com
Google Video
VEOH.com
Truveo.com
blinkx.com
Information
Life
refdesk.com
Wikipedia.org
infoplease.com
factmonster.com
WebMD.com
LifeHappens.org
akidslife.com
Sports
Others
ESPN.com
TSN Sports
SportingNews.com
SportsIllustrated.com
Sportsline.com
Facebook
Myspace
F*** My Life
Digg
DeviantART
GiantBomb.com
Encyclopediadramatica.com

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