Ragsman85

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    • Where have you been mister?

      11 years ago

      Ragsman85

      Long story short: Once The Blood Gulch Chronicles ended i stopped checking the site as often as i did...

      and there you have it....

      UPDATE: new job, new girlfriend (she is awesome), i am in grad school with an assistantship that pays for said grad school, life is peachy

    • I'M ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      11 years ago

      Ragsman85

      Yes it is true!!!!!! I am sorry to all of you who have missed me or de-friended me cause i was gone for SO FUCKING LONG, inexcusable.

      But i am here, hear me roar!!!!!!!!!!

    • Linux S-Video not working

      in Forums > Linux S-Video not working | Follow this topic

      Ragsman85

      Hey all, I have a Kubuntu 7.10 box with an ATI Radeon 9600 (256) card. It has DVI, VGA, and S-Video. I am turning it into a media center and the machine boots just fine with VGA, but if i use the s-video it fails to boot all the way. I can see the BIOS splash screen and the GRUB text with s-video, then it fails. I do NOT have the Linux drivers from ATI, I am going to try that when I get home from work. Other forums suggest editing a config file... any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!

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    • French Media Making Something of Nothing

      in Forums > French Media Making Something of Nothing | Follow this topic

      Ragsman85


      "And intellectuals and media elites in France are ripping newly-elected president Nicolas Sarkozy for a practice they find unacceptable  jogging.

      The Australian newspaper reports critics see Sarkozy's passion for running as un-French, right-wing and even a ploy to brainwash his citizens.

      One celebrated philosopher begged Sarkozy to take up walking and abandon what he called his "undignified" pursuit.

      A sports sociologist notes that French intellectuals have always held jogging in contempt and associated it with totalitarian regimes that emphasize physical fitness.

      The editor of a sports magazine says  "Jogging is, of course, about performance and individualism, values that are traditionally ascribed to the right."

      And a media critic claims Sarkozy uses what he calls "hypnotic" daily images of the president running as  "a major weapon of media manipulation."" - Brit Hume FNC

      You have got to be joking, right? Apparently exercising makes me a cold hearted conservative? Personally, I am a lazy slob, I guess that means that I would fit in perfectly in France. You remember France right? The country that is critical of overweight Americans, but find staying fit in their own country to be a form of brain washing?

      I thought that France was supposed to be the lovers of everyone and everything, a very open and accepting people. But apparently that line is drawn at jogging. I must admit that this article does shed some light on a unique situation I was in. When I was in Paris, I was eating lunch on the steps of Sacre Coeur, and a man jogged by. Everyone seemed to be looking at this one guy. It is now obvious what they were all thinking. I come from a college town, everyone jogs, and I usually never even notice unless it is a pair of X chromosomes that catches my interest.

      BTW, Sarkozy is of the UMP (Union for a Popular Movement) party. A party that leans to the right in France and has control of France's National Assembly and Senate, as well as its presidency. God forbid this to happen in traditionally left France. Perhaps the French are tired of the Chiracs and want a people person? But as long as there is a left faction in France, Sarkozy will be bombarded with comments about his lifestyle in a sad attempt to get the leftists more votes. Un-french? Is there such a thing in a country known for its acceptance of all people? I cannot recall the name of the district that the Moulin Rouge is in, in Paris, but for those of you who have been there, it is nothing but sex shops!!! Hypocrites anyone?

      I want to finish by saying that I have no problem with the French people, just their media.

      I smiley12.gif Nico!!!!

      Thanks for reading, let me know what you all think, I love hearing both sides!!!

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    • Legitimate reason why I dislike...

      12 years ago

      Ragsman85

      the french media.

      "And intellectuals and media elites in France are ripping newly-elected president Nicolas Sarkozy for a practice they find unacceptable â€' jogging.

      The Australian newspaper reports critics see Sarkozy's passion for running as un-French, right-wing and even a ploy to brainwash his citizens.

      One celebrated philosopher begged Sarkozy to take up walking and abandon what he called his "undignified" pursuit.

      A sports sociologist notes that French intellectuals have always held jogging in contempt and associated it with totalitarian regimes that emphasize physical fitness.

      The editor of a sports magazine says â€' "Jogging is, of course, about performance and individualism, values that are traditionally ascribed to the right."

      And a media critic claims Sarkozy uses what he calls "hypnotic" daily images of the president running as â€' "a major weapon of media manipulation."" - Brit Hume FNC

      You have got to be joking, right? Apparently exercising makes me a cold hearted conservative? Personally, I am a lazy slob, I guess that means that I would fit in perfectly in France. You remember France right? The country that is critical of overweight Americans, but find staying fit in their own country to be a form of brain washing?

      I thought that France was supposed to be the lovers of everyone and everything, a very open and accepting people. But apparently that line is drawn at jogging. I must admit that this article does shed some light on a unique situation I was in. When I was in Paris, I was eating lunch on the steps of Sacre Coeur, and a man jogged by. Everyone seemed to be looking at this one guy. It is now obvious what they were all thinking. I come from a college town, everyone jogs, and I usually never even notice unless it is a pair of X chromosomes that catches my interest.

      BTW, Sarkozy is of the UMP (Union for a Popular Movement) party. A party that leans to the right in France and has control of France's National Assembly and Senate, as well as its presidency. God forbid this to happen in traditionally left France. Perhaps the French are tired of the Chiracs and want a people person? But as long as there is a left faction in France, Sarkozy will be bombarded with comments about his lifestyle in a sad attempt to get the leftists more votes. Un-french? Is there such a thing in a country known for its acceptance of all people? I cannot recall the name of the district that the Moulin Rouge is in, in Paris, but for those of you who have been there, it is nothing but sex shops!!! Hypocrites anyone?

      I want to finish by saying that I have no problem with the French people, just their media.

      I smiley12.gif Nico!!!!

    • So, there I was, balls deep in a...

      12 years ago

      Ragsman85

      Canadian midget.

      Ok its been awhile since my last post, again. However there are more people that watch me now, rock on.

      Ok, here is my rant: Paris Hilton is out of jail. WTF? She had to serve 23 days, she served 3. Some fucking role model for you daughters and sisters isnt it? Money wins over all I guess.

      Women are bloody confusing. Like when they run off and get boyfriends when we had been talking for months about a possible relationship and don't even tell you?!?!?!?! Or when they use the excuse "Any guy I date now may be a potential husband, and I need someone with the right morals, you support George Bush and I can't have that." She also called him a terrorist, which after a very short flow of logic makes me beleive that she thinks I am a terrorist. There are a lot of people that I dislike in the world (see previous paragraph) but i'd never hurt anyone. It is hard to find people to accept me for being conservative, especially since most of the liberals just want to debate me instead of being my friend, however, i usually win the debate anyway, then they just storm off. But ya know what, I don't care, I think I may have found someone who will take me for me, and once more, she is fun to be around.

      Also I am in a wedding this weekend, anyone know of some funny wedding toasts that is could steal borrow?

      Mods to the first poster!

    • laziness, IGNORance, and just a lil salt

      12 years ago

      Ragsman85

      New Post, everyone's excited right? well i suppose for the whole 2 people that watch me. I know one is racer, who is the other, let me know, mods may be in your future!!!

      most of my friends down here at SIU are too lazy to do anything in the day, but rather, expend their energy getting totally plastered at night, which i am guilty of as well, just not furing the days when i am recovering from a night of consuming to much captain. I asked a group of my friends if they would be interested in going to a local state park and hiking some of the trails, my friend on the phone sounded excited and then proceeded to ask his roommates and his GF who was there as well. Roommates said no, video games, GF said no, no reason. Ok. I didn't have anything to do that day and didn't want to go alone, so i ended up staying at my casa with no internet or cable. FUN. I wouldn't be posting about this if it was the first time this has happened. Like i said, some of my friends would rather do nothing all day.

      just a lil salt:
      EVERYONE(- a select few) STOP BEING DICKHEADS!!! SAY WHAT YOU MEAN AND DONT BEAT AROUND THE BUSH!!!

      oh and this may be a bit early, but McCain '08!!!

      editors note: i just previewed this post and it is nothing but bitching, so here are some happy things: school is almost out, i am moving into a new place WITH INTERNET AND CABLE!!! and cute little puppies in padded baskets, happy now? groovy.

    • Gimme my stuff biatch...

      12 years ago

      Ragsman85

      What is it about ex-girlfriends (oh you have been waiting for this rant haven't you racer?) that they think everything they stood for in the relationship can go out the fucking window as soon as it is over? Case and point, my ex. When she came down here for school, I let her borrow my mini-fridge for the school YEAR (count 'em, thats 2 semesters). I had no problem doing this, but in between that time things got sour and we don't talk anymore. Also before things got bad, I ordered her a laptop and put my name on it for all the warranty crap (mistake number 2) and the other day I got a letter from IBM saying that they are doing a recall on the battery and that it might explode or something. So now i have a moral dilemma. Do i tell her? its not my problem, but whatever. So after months of not talking, i sent her an email telling her about the letter and politely asked for my fridge back at the end of the semester, she can keep it until then. This was a week ago. She always bitched at me for never returning her messages (see previous journal) and now i can't even get a response to get my shit back. This will turn into one of those awkward movie moments where we have to meet up and say no more than 5 words and i load up my shit.

    • The worst invention ever...

      12 years ago

      Ragsman85

      The Cellular Telephone.

      <rant> Now hold on all you shameless minute users, let me explain. I was in high school when I got my first cell phone. At first I was excited about the novelty of having a phone. But soon problems arose. I gave me number to my girlfriend (mistake number one) and now i can't use the excuse anymore that I wasn't home to get her calls. "Your supposed to have it on you all the time, thats the point isn't it?" Somedays i just turned my phone off to relax, all that did was lead to a day of stress for not answering the next day. I also set up a voice mail box (mistake number 2). Apparently I am supposed to call people back regardless of whether or not they ask me too. This also pissed off my now ex girlfriend. "If I leave a message you are supposed to call me back." Talk about demanding lol. The age we live in demands us to be in contact 24/7. If we are not, then someone is going to be pissed. No one understands the concept of turning off their phones to take a break from the world. I try to this frequently. I do leave my phone on alot though, if people want to invite me to a party or if i get a late night call to drive one of my drunken friends home (i always insist that if they need a ride to call me and I WILL NEVER BE PISSED for that. I may give you shit but never be upset. <\rant>

      Rags

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  • Comments (43)

    • MDewMan

      11 years ago

      congrats

    • quinicosk8

      11 years ago

      congrats on being todays FU!!!

    • cml1983 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      congrats on fu

    • Kaiohan

      11 years ago

      congrats on spam day

    • noirakita

      12 years ago

      Thanks!

    • Jenza

      12 years ago

      Thanks for the congratulations. But I didn't do anything so I don't know if I really *should* be congratulated. Lol.

      smiley1.gif

    • ultrapac

      12 years ago

      Great point about the guys with Female Avatars... like why do they bother...or maybe they're confused...

    • SloeBombFizz

      12 years ago


      Your FU recognizes your salutation and accepts your praise.
      It was an arduous task but your FU is pleased with His accomplishment.


    • Cybercowboy

      12 years ago

      Thanks Dude!

    • racer25x

      12 years ago

      Gratzi for the mods Kind Sir!

      Between you and Kitty . . I am finally at 25+

      WHOO-HOO!

    • racer25x

      12 years ago

      gratzi sir !

    • TxsChic

      12 years ago

      Anthony huh? I have a friend who had a bearded dragon. She just called him Joe Lizzard. He loved to sid on my check and bury his head in my neck and hair. He was pretty big too. I'd say a little bigger that what you've got in the picture.

    • racer25x

      12 years ago

      I can't believe all those mods barely got you 30%

    • racer25x

      12 years ago

      How's that 30+ coming along ?

    • racer25x

      12 years ago

      gratzi sir!

    • racer25x

      12 years ago

      you've been awefully quiet the last few weeks (on RvB)

    • Biba

      12 years ago

      Thank you for your greeting! smiley1.gif

    • darkred3

      12 years ago

      or do you just think it looks cool?

    • darkred3

      12 years ago

      what did you do so badly that you got the mark of shame?

    • Kittiegirl92

      12 years ago

      wiiness is awesome but my arms hurt so bad. damn you wii boxing!

    • Ragsman85

      12 years ago

      cause im heading over to mike and rados peace

    • racer25x

      12 years ago

      Np

      how come you're not on gmail, entertaining me for a few minutes while you surf RvB ?

      smiley0.gif

    • racer25x

      12 years ago

      Well, ya know . . it's not like we can have me catching up or anything

      that would upset the balance of the universe or something smiley8.gif

      besides, it's the least I can do

    • racer25x

      12 years ago

      +23 sir ! ! ! !

      which of course, begs the question . . . how close to +30 are you ?

    • Malek

      12 years ago

      Thanks!!

    • RQL

      12 years ago

      Have a Happy new Year!

    • Zmithe

      12 years ago

      Thank you

    • Kittiegirl92

      12 years ago

      MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

    • racer25x

      12 years ago

      Merry Christmas to all You . . and too all You, a good night !

    • She_Prime

      12 years ago

      Thanks for the congrats on featured user. May you have a happy holidays! smiley1.gif

    • Tars

      12 years ago

      I DONT KNOW WHO YOU ARE, BUT I WANTED TO ADD YOU AS A FRIEND.

      I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY NICE THAT YOU DIDNT SAY ANYTHING MEAN AND SIMPLY CONGRATULATED THE FU OF TODAY.
      MODS TO YOU.

    • armenianguy

      12 years ago

      ya go ahead take da pic its free for all ya my tippy is good but its still got alot of stock parts i stil needa get a shit load of stuff right now im working on trying to polish out da internals getting a new bolt and srt(super response trigger).

    • racer25x

      12 years ago

      Thanks for yet another mod sir :-)

      I still haven't seen you anyplace in the forums tho ?

    • racer25x

      12 years ago

      Check it

      17+

      Yeah, that's what I'm talkin about !

      please refer to my earlier "Boo-Yah Grandma" post ! !

    • StJimmy45

      12 years ago

      I get them off bungie, but if you want i can make you one

    • racer25x

      12 years ago

      you are the greatest REVERB ever!!!

    • C16H14N2O

      12 years ago

      so, hope you had a great Thanksgiving Day; enjoy your weekend as well.

      Later....
      smiley1.gif

    • racer25x

      12 years ago

      WHOO-HOO

      +4 . . I'm now officially more than one sixth as cool as Rags smiley8.gif

      .

      .

      Oh yeah . . and thanks for the Mod Point to my "Ka D Argo" Journal entry smiley0.gif

    • racer25x

      12 years ago

      i'm [] that close to being at +3 smiley11.gif

    • racer25x

      12 years ago

      Guess who's 2/3rds of the way to +3 Karma smiley0.gif

      Did you check out that "Songs in the Key of X" soundtrack ?

      I think you'll particularly like "Red Right Hand"

    • racer25x

      12 years ago

      Boo-yah Grandma !

      Guess who just got up to +1 Karma smiley0.gif

    • Ragsman85

      12 years ago

      Thanks!!!

    • C16H14N2O

      12 years ago

      Welcome to the site, have fun! smiley0.gif

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