Mon, 28 June 2010
Well I told you I've been working on it and I have. I present to you the first part of FSRideAlong 15. In this portion of the episode I travel from Liverpool (EGGP) to Istambul in the CS 757-200. I then change plans and use the PMDG 737-900 to fly from Istambul to Dunhar, Bangladesh
Sat, 26 June 2010
I started writting this story in the summer of 2004 and have been sitting around afirad to publish it since. Well no longer. I enjoy podcasting and I enjoy storytelling so what better way could there be to release this to people then throu the podcast?
So here it is: Space Pioneers Episode I A New Beggining from the very start. The story follows John A Becow a 24 year old man living in the San Francsico Bay area in 2048. He leads an average life as a recent college graduate but his life is dull and devoide of emotion. Can he find meaning in the modern world?
Warning: This story is desgined for young adults and contains some strong langue and descriptions of sex.
Direct download: CH_1_The_Golden_Opportunity.mp3
Category:Space Pioneers: EP 1 A New Begining -- posted at: 8:50am PST
Sun, 20 June 2010
Join me as I fly from London Gatwick to JKF operating as Fustion Airways 339 a great VA that I just joined thanks in part to the crew at FSBreak. I use a proper North Atlantic Track as I make my way acorss what seems to be the worlds smallest ocean.
Tue, 15 June 2010
Join me in the Level D 767-300ER as I use a real NAT track to corss the Atalntic and make my way on the now familer route between The United Kingdom and NorCal. Can a 767 make it into Chico. Has your pilot gone crazy and forgot how to count? Find out by clicking that cool little download button.
Tue, 15 June 2010
The secound half of FSRideAlong starts midway acorss the Atlantic as I take the Captain Sim 757 to Spain. I cath you up on the flight details of my trip to London and talk about the simming I've done since then. Join me as I say "hola" to virtual "Espanina"
Sun, 13 June 2010
The time has come my friends to put another season to bed. But, what better way is there to wrap up a Nicnacjak Podcast Season then a fourth installment of Growing Up With Transitions? This time around I attempt to guarantee downloads by telling you that I am a genius who will die someday. I also muse about the building blocks of a life that makes you “as comfortable as possible” until you finely kick it. It sounds odd but I really am enjoying this “bucket list” philosophy.
So with the season all done I leave you to look forward to the second half of FSRideAlong season 1 (ep 14-22 at least). I also will tell you that I am thinking of starting a talk show style podcast with transportation simulation being the topic. If you would like to work for free as a co-host for a 13 episode commitment. Please let me know.
Other than that peace be with you. Look for The Nicnacjak Podcast Season 4 between now and January 2011. Send me emails telling me to get off my ass and come back should you not here from me before then.
Direct download: NNJDCPSE3EP22GrowingUpWithTransistionsIV.mp3
Category:Podcast Season 3 -- posted at: 2:28am PST
Thu, 10 June 2010
So I wanted to move on really I did. But, I've been trying to get money to go back to school (hint hint donate button) and in frustration I posted the following on Facebook:
What do you mean I can't get a Pell Grant because I already have a Bachelors? The BA isn't doing me any ruddy good! Could you at least give me a damn program that fixes that? Or better yet, one that forgives the loans that I have already that I haven’t been able to pay due, in part, to the economic shit storm that some assholes from Texas and Arkansas created?
In reply our buddy that inspired last weeks episode (I guess I really should thank him ha) psoted the following: Why don't you just directly ask Americans to pay for your education? If America were socialized/st they would be paying you out of the taxes of Americans. Why don't you just go door to door telling your neighbors that because you can't find a job it is therefore their responsibility to give you money for student loans? Who knows, it just might work...
Not bad advise I must say. Anyone want to donate money so I can go back to school?
Now that I've done that...
Dear lame conservative Rush Limbaugh loving asshole,
They paid for K-12. That is socialized education. I make fun of it a lot but our education system is the best example of a socialized system and I think it works well most of the time.
The trouble is people are greedy money obsessed buggers. Employers want more for less; consumers want more for less. That’s why shity companies like Wal-Mart do so well. Everyone get ripped off except the boss.
So you won't get hired for a good paying gig with a public education alone as it stands today. This means that many people have to pay to attend colleges out of their own pocket. And, while there are many publicly subsidized institutions of higher learning, the costs not covered by subsidiaries are staggering, especially in current times, and especially for those who aren’t relatives of a Big Box CEO.
Governments are in place for two reasons: to keep pace, and provide for the welfare of their citizens.
If you believe the PR The United States is the land of opportunity where anyone can make their way to the top. We have posted a wonderful invitation, "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" But, the truth of life for the average citizen doesn't hold a candle to our grandiose promises.
How could it? Why should it?...I've heard the conservative lines over and over again. From that view it is eat or be eaten. Live and let die. God or magic or something will save those that don't make it.
But this just in…there is no God and there is one other thing…oh yeah the world is a hell hole full of self obsessed assholic morons (not unlike yourself).
We are one population, one species, stuck on one planet. Sure there are many smaller communities within our global community, but, after you wade through the bullshit, a man from Ethiopia is a human just like the woman from Iran. So doesn’t it stand to reason that we should use a system of government that affords the man from Ethiopia the same opportunities and resources as the woman from Iran?
You may say that the opportunities are here for people that want to work for them. But, try saying that to someone that has a learning disability and is struggling to finish high school. What about the guy who would love to take a typing class so he can learn how to use Word to make a resume but can’t afford the fee? Or the person, like me, who has worked their ass off to get the most out of their education only to find themselves buried in debt and unable to obtain gainful employment?
There are many such people out there. And, they deserve your help. Not your narrow minded dogma. This is what taxes are for. To provide for the common good when the population is too stupid to do it on their own. I can think of no better use for your tax money as that dusty bible doesn’t seem to be doing much.
Direct download: NNJDCPSE3EP21AnotherBrickInTheWallPartII.mp3
Category:Podcast Season 3 -- posted at: 5:08pm PST
Sun, 6 June 2010
Well I was done with my US bashing. Or at least I was, until I made a self depracating joke and somone took it the wrong way. Now the can of worms is open again. Fox News thought it was mad at Paul MccCartney for he recent comments about Bush and his unfamiliiarirty with libraries. Just wait until they get a hold of this!
The main topic this week? Education. It is the best social program we have in the States. Conservatives are very proud of it. So why do they find it so hard to support social healthcare?? This and other things I wonder.
I also include a saulute to Art Bell. The man who got me into broadcasting at 1am to 30 people.
Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry
The Chase by Giorgio Moroder
Take The Long Way Home By Supertramp
Go forth and email nicnacjak at gmail dot com
Donate. I am poor and I need money…you know to go to England.
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Direct download: NNJDCPSE3EP20WeDonTNeedNoEducationAllAndAllYourJustAnotherBrickInTheWall.mp3
Category:Podcast Season 3 -- posted at: 5:27am PST