West Virginia files suit against Catholic Diocese

Well men, women, boys and girls – it’s getting interesting for the old Catholic church. Seems they can’t keep burying the fact that priests in nearly every diocese are abusing kids.

You may have remembered I posted about Cardinal George Pell – now here’s the thing about Cardinals they are the Princes of the church. Seriously. It’s one step from there to being the Pope.

So the Republican Attorney General in West Virginia has filed a civil suit against the local diocese there. 

I’m hoping the time is up for the Catholic church. You can see little by little the armor being dinged and instead of remaining resolute, it’s severely denting credibility and ability to attract adherents to the church. Good.

Now let me be clear, I left Catholicism some 30+ years ago. I know the gig was up just through studies. Plus I didn’t respect a clerical collar. I understood the purpose of the uniform and knew that it was for intimidation not to mark a holy man. And what did I go to well atheism. I don’t need to get up early on a Sunday morning and tithe 10 or 15 percent of my income to the men of the church.

Don’t call me with an unknown number

I say this because my hackles are raised anytime tries to call me with their number blocked. Why? Come on do I really have to tell you why?

So the tactic I take if I deign to answer is one of stridency and flippancy. If you’re going to try to sell me something you’re sure as hell going to get me at my rudest.

Even sales calls with the number fully displayed – I either hang up or decide to have a little fun and abuse the caller. I figure if I’m that rude to enough of them they might decide they’re in the wrong business.

That stridency and flippancy got someone and I into a bit of a shouting match earlier today. You see – when I ask if you’re calling to sell me something, to talk about a job, or to collect something from me I have to ask those question and when you answer NO to all of them I start getting really, really, really rude. Not rude to talking about their mother but just sort of ultra-precise with language and well someone says my tone changes. I’ve always been accused of that btw, even when I was very young.

You know, don’t take that tone with me. Ha right – I I’m taking that tone with you it was likely because you were being an ass. Now of course I take that tone with people who call trying to hawk shit.

Happy Ostara aka Easter

You know, yet another holy day that Christians and Catholics hijacked to make it their own.

It’s funny we’re staying with a friend and we’re both in the I.T./I.S. field and both atheists. But we were both brought up in Christian faiths. And some of the things from it are hard to shake off. But we manage.

It’s pretty peaceful in the house too. And tomorrow I have lunch with one firm interested in me.

Doing benefit analysis for jobs

So I am up for two jobs. The span of pay between them is about $100,000. Here’s what I got so far:

$55,000$95,000$145,000Gross Pay
$35,750$61,750$94,250Net Pay Annual
$2,979$5,146$7,854Net by month
$894$1,544$2,356Housing Potential Rent
$2,085$3,602$6,954Sub after housing
$70$70$70Net service
$860$860$860Total Expenses
$875$2,392$5,744Less car payment
650650650Ttl Vehicle Expense
$575$2,092$5,444Surplus Per Month
$6,905$25,105$65,330Per Year
$45,218Average Savings

So as you an see – even on $55,000 a year I do alright. And the assumptions here are based on our experience thus far. However where it gets interesting is the yearly savings. Between just shy $7K and $65K or an average of $45K. With the $145K I’d have almost enough to buy a new BMW X3. That might be doable.

However we’re only planning to rent for a year or so – then get hooked up with NACA and get this, the $55K a year – is under the DeKalb County MSA of $68K which means the NACA subsidies would be significant.

On pay differences

So the positions I’m up for pay between $55K and $120K. Now here’s the thing, our friend told us about NACA and how if you make below the amount for your counties MSA then NACA will subsidize your home purchase.

So doing the math – $55K after tax is $35,750 or $2979 a month. Now if I do 30% for rent it comes to about $800. That leaves $2179. Figure power, water, gas, a car payment, insurance and food I get about $800 a month surplus. Of course gasoline probably will take a couple hundred of that.

But the beauty is NACA will subsidize because it’s under the MSA amount for county.

We’ll see a) Who gets to me first and makes an offer and b) Do I buy a used car – the story has changed. First I was told just buy something new then I’m told get used. I prefer the used car because change the hoses, belts, filter and oil and depending on the make and model it’ll last forever.

What really frosts me

It’s when I get emails like this:

We came across your resume on one of the job seeking websites. As if right now, our company have a few open positions to offer. If you are interested, we have provided all information needed with the file attached.Should you be interested the position, please reply to our Hiring Manager.Best Regards!

The job description:
We please to tell you of a great opportunity you’ve earned.
We are seeking for an investment consultant in the USA to bring the agency in this market…

They go on to say make $8000 per month which if you do the math is $96,000 a year.

Ut si. Nope. I shot back the following: ”
You obviously did not peruse my resume. Had you done so you would not have reached out to me with a posting to be a financial consultant.  “

The fact the language in the posting is so wonky I know it’s a scam. Thanks for playing.

Reading the Mueller Report

So I have to say just the first two pages has me asking a specific question. It pretty much establishes that the Russians in the form of their government interfered in the 2016 Presidential election in the United States.

But the question I have is what was the motivation of the Russians – who put them up to hacking the Clinton campaign? That’s what I really want to know and who commissioned the parties who performed the hacks?

Just the first two pages are damning enough to the Trump Presidency. And the media is already having a field day with it. Don’t be surprised if congress finds its balls and finally moves to impeach.

Recall if you will the kerfufle about Hillary Clinton having her own email server. Um – that went away mighty quickly. And it’s funny I was interviewing for an Information Security job and I explained that InfoSec is similar to an onion, it not only includes hardware, software, networks but people. I pride myself on every place I’ve worked informing people that if their hackles are raised report it to I.T. immediately.

But anyhow back to the Russians. I’ve studied a bit about Russian culture and from my not so humble view the country is headed for disaster eventually. And the culture is a sick one – because of the fact they allowed Oligarchs complete and utter control, and the Russian Orthodox Church is fully on-board with the Oligarchs. I don’t think the Russians did this out of the kindness of their hearts – I think they did it because money changed hands. What we need to determine is who paid the money. Because then you an connect it directly to the President. Because the Petulant Man Child In Chief needs to be ejected from the White House post haste.