Top 10 things I want to see in the 2017 Star Trek series

So the other day we learned that the new Star Trek series premiers in January 2017 and this really really excites me. You see, I've spent the past few weeks re-watching Star Trek: Enterprise via Amazon Prime on my Fire TV

So I got to thinking yesterday on what I'd like to see in this 2017 series.

  1. Sensible uniforms, I really liked the overalls in enterprise and PLEASE no female aliens in stupid stuff like T'Pol and Deanna Troi! Just have everyone in the same uniform.
  2. NO BORG.
  3. I'd like to see a few episodes where the Q Continuum interacts but keeps their abilities unknown to the crew. Hopefully much nicer to humans than John de Lancie's Q.
  4. For the love of God can we get shuttle craft that isn't hideous? 
  5. We now have tablets and smart phones,  I'd like to see more wearables in this series since wearables are still fairly simple for us. Sure I have an Apple Watch but it's by no means a stand alone device and honestly is nothing more than a convenience when your hands are engaged in other tasks. 
  7. Less inter-species 'hooking up' and no hybrid children, it's just not biologically realistic without some serious genetic engineering.
  8. Less crew deaths, ideally none. Ever. 
  9. No stupid worlds like 'renaissance world' 'Greco-Roman world' etc. Come on guys, this isn't TOS anymore, and this isn't Sliders and this isn't the Stargate franchise
  10. A lot more investigation, and CGI of, interesting/beautiful space-stuff. Stars, planets, moons, looking at dust clouds/star nurseries/nebula "we're going to planet so and so for such and such, while we are there let's use the optical sensors to check out that other such and such while our delegates/crew/whatever are on the planet doing their business"
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Flo is the Angel of Death

Flo from Progressive is the angel of death.


1.       Flo works in a white room, wearing mostly white

2.       Flo seems to have the ability to teleport anywhere at will

3.       Flo has been spotted at the scene of many an accident.

4.       Flo is downright Christopher Walken creepy, Christopher Walken having played an angel.

5.       Flo often has confused people in her white room, clearly she just took their lives and transported them to processing.

6.       Arch nemesis is Abaddon A.K.A Allstate’s Mayhem!

A bisexual Christian Jew Muslim?! Who knew!

So, some more adventures in dating... I saw this girl and her profile screamed "message me for fun Ryan!". After finding this girl on facebook I'll say her profile is 100% real and she is in fact just a very very very very confused and/or disturbed girl. This is absolutely not a troll account.


I am a very religious person and attend multiple services on the weekend. Despite the looks I am not a muslim. Although, I’ve considered becoming one. I attend a Catholic church, a Messianic Jewish church, and a Eastern Orthodox church.”

She then quotes scripture as a justification for her head covering, turns out she just has a fetish for head coverings and is using religion to justify it. 

"Orientation: Bisexual"

Well that goes against all THREE of your religions.

"Religion: Christianity"

Nuh uh! You're a Christian Jew Muslim!

I honestly believe that Allah/God guides me and right now all I know is that I have this desire to dig deep into MIddle Eastern/Slavic religion. I want to work in the Middle East or Russia so I want to choose a religion where I can express my views on head covering

Chick, look, you don't choose a religion because you want to wear a scarf on your head. You choose a religion because it's what you BELIEVE. Oh you poor poor child. 

I think I've found some books that would be a good starting point for her...


Bah! Star Wars is everywhere!!!

So as I'm sure you are all aware, Star Wars is back with a new film (Episode VII) coming December 18th, 2015.  So of course Star Wars is on EVERYTHING. Smartphone games, jewelry, food, toys, apparel... *sigh* tone it down people, it's not even out yet and my excitement is over and now I just find the prospect of a new Star Wars film to be unpleasant at best because we have many more to come after this one which means we will see Star Wars on everything for the next decade or two. 

I will be running for President in 2020 and 2024

I'd like to officially announce my intentions to run for President of these United States both in 2020 and 2024. While I'll not turn 35 until spring of 2020 I'll use 2020 to begin to expose the country to what I will do for them, in 2024 I will ideally win the election and become the President of the United States of America. I will not care about re-election and will focus on getting things done, not securing votes for 2028. Lobbyists and other interests will not pursuade me with promises of favors or money when I'm out of office. I'll do my best to make our country great again.

An example of something that could be done right now: I heard on the wireless yesterday that we are going to take another 10,000 Syrian refugees this year… here’s a idea, a really good one. Put them all up in Detroit. Seize abandoned apartments and houses and give them 6 months free in them. Pour a few million dollars into re-opening some groceries, barbers, nail salons, fast food places etc up there. Give them all a 500$ a month stipend for 6 months. Spend 30 million on stipends and 10 million on re-opening businesses. Give the manager positions to current Detroit residents and then fill the rest of the positions with the refugee adults. 40 million spent, thousands of jobs created in Detroit and abandoned buildings populated with a healthy boost to Detroit's economy. 

My Sondors electric bike came today!

Well well well, to all you haters and trolls that have cried since February claiming we'd never see our bikes... not only did my bike come today but it was fairly easy to assemble (hour and 45 minutes but that was mostly due to swatting mozzies every few seconds and the fact that I'm quite heavy and it's 88F and 65% humidity). The bike is both exhilarating and terrifying. I took it for a quick two laps around the neighborhood finding if I put it at full throttle for a single second and then let off I'd still be going several miles an hour at each stop sign. Using the front or the rear brakes provides stopping power more than adequate for stops you know are coming up and applying both at once stops the bike more than fast enough for 99% of emergency stops. I don't know how fast I was going but it was faster than I go down my street in the car. Picked up a group of kids that were going "woooaaahhh" and pedaling as fast as they could trying to keep up with me.

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The bike claims a net weight of 62lbs and a gross weight of 76lbs however UPS had it listed as 89lbs on the tracking info. I can't honestly give you a good judge of character as I Olympic lift as well as lift random heavy things for farmer's carries and the like so the box was just an awkward size, the bike itself is quite easy for me to pick up and carry distances. Men and women that don't lift regularly (and especially smaller ones) might have issue with the box or lifting the bike above their waists but even then you could load it into a truck fairly easy I imagine by just getting one tire up first like I used to do with my mountain bike as a preten.

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I was able to lift everything straight out of the box by pinning the cardboard between the table and my leg, it definitely would have been easier to rip the box open but I wanted to use it to hold the packing material as I pulled it off the bike. The tire on the left is only attached by a zip tie.

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Not pictured is a box or two and the seat. Ignore my tangled hose, I water my garden most nights and got tired of wheeling the hose up every night.

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It looks way way better than I ever could have hoped. I'm not happy with how I have the handlebars but I was starting to get dehyrdated and my head is pounding. I took it for a quick spin and then called it quits for the evening. Tomorrow morning I'm going to ride it around town (a few square miles) till I either get bored or till the battery dies while tracking with whatever GPS app I find for my iPhone. It wasn't hard for me to pedal it at all without battery assist so if it dies on me I'll get home fast. I imagine I get bored or overheat (looking like 90F and more humidity tomorrow) before the battery runs out though but I'll fix the handlebars then. Right now the throttle bar is in the 5/7 (depending on what side you are on) o'clock position AWAY from me and the little wing/paddle things on the handlebar are in an awkward position too so I'll fidget with it tomorrow until it feels right.



The Sondors eBike by Storm Sondors starts delivering to customers

So in February I mentioned the The Sondors eBike by Storm Sondors and how I had contributed. In fact I was one of the very first contributors. Well they began being delivered today... you see they manufactured them in the order of most popular color combinations... so people that paid for theirs LONG after I did, are receiving their bikes today yet I was one of the first TEN BACKERS and my bike is listed as number 1520 for production. My bike has yet to even leave China, if it's even been made yet. Gee thanks Sondors! What a slap in the face.

Here is one that was delivered to another contributor

Photo of J.R.'s bike assembled and ready to go!

Photo of J.R.'s bike assembled and ready to go!

I must admit, it looks awesome. Mine will be black frame with black rims and supposedly is being manufactured now (however once it actually goes into a cargo container it'll be a month or more than I see it)... sooo my bike won't make it here to Indiana till August at the earliest, so much for the July I had been expecting all along, having been one of the first contributors. Really really disappointed. I was also told during the campaign Mr. Sondors wanted to have a conference call with me as soon as the campaign ended to personally thank me for being such a big supporter, well that never happened either. "Storm" feel free to reach out and set that up if you want and explain to me why you shafted us first contributors... I mean hell if you would have said "yeah we are going to ship black/yellow first, would you like to choose that instead since you were one of the first backers" I would have gone "sure!".