Saturday, November 15, 2008

11 Days after our new President has been elected.

I am very proud of President Elect Obama.  He and his team along with a numbers of supporters of American's in our country have helped break the glass barrier.  It shows not just African Americans but all Americans that there is nothing that you can not do.  I am very sad to hear about the racial attacks and malicious acts of vandalism because some people who are not ready to deal with the world moving on. 
There are people who think that their entire way of life is going to change because the new President is not White.  The way of life that their forefathers, who built this country, started.  To them I will remind them of just a few items of history and then a little bit of Civics.
1.  The ForeFather's that they so hold up so high.  Committed a form of treason against the government.
2. Those ForeFather's families are all from somewhere else.
3. They did not so much as build rather than supervise the work of African's brought to this country against their will.
4. The President is not a Dictator, the Government is build on checks and balances. So the  President needs to get full support of the Congress, the Congress can't make a law that is unconstitutional thanks to the Supreme Court.
So get over it.  The new President is not going to send the Army to your house to take your Guns.  Your children are not going to suddenly be held back because of the color of their skin. 
All this means is everyone Black, White, Yellow, and Purple are going to have to do better. You are going to have to work harder because there is no BLAMING anyone else.
So leave the children alone. Stop burning churches and making the rest of the world see us as not as advanced as we think we are.  Remember there is the fact that we are ALL Human.  We are all one.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

20 minutes on

Today was 20 minutes. Slowly but surely the saddle will be less painful.  But I worked up a sweat and now it is time for a little body work.  Wish I had a heavy bag here in the garage, maybe I will find one and a stand on Craigslist. Anyway until next time which will probably be Saturday unless I can get up and ride before work on Friday.

Whoa. Mountain bike tires are loud.

Loud enough that I had to turn up the speakers on my little movie set up. I am sure that people are wondering what mayhem I am creating in the garage. Explosions screams and gunshots..... almost like a spin class on Red Bull. Anyway another 15 minutes in, stuck in gear 4 but making progress. Legs are burning as well as the core it is harder to stay balanced on a bike that is not really moving. Will put up a picture of the set up later.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hi Yesterday was the first day

Of Biking on a trainer. If you don't know what a bike trainer is just look it up. It is pretty cool. I got the idea from a friend who watches TV while on a trainer. Of course SHE is able to go much farther and longer on the trainer than I can. She has lots of practice on bikes being a triathelete and all. But for me riding a bike is difficult and painfull, and the thought of riding outside or in the gym is daunting. It's daunting mostly because well have you ever seen the bear at the circus riding the little bike. Well that's sort of the image that I think of when I throw a leg over and start pedaling. I am also very concerned about hitting a bump and losing the seat of the bike. That is not an emergency room visit that I would like to make.
But yesterday I got on and rode for 15 minutes. Today I will go for another 15 minutes. Tomorrow I will strive for 20 minutes. And so on. I will let you, my great fans know how it goes.

Monday, September 1, 2008

I Know it has been awhile

Sorry I have been away for a while. I have been managing if you did not know now you do. SHE MADE THE OLYMPIC TEAM!!!! SHE WENT TO BEIJING!!!! SHE NOW HOLDS A MAJOR RECORD FOR US WOMEN!!!!

Anyway today on Facebook I posted.  "What happened to the end of the innocence? And what does Don Henley have to do with it?"  That is a question about a lot of things.  My own state of mind and the world.  McCaine has a VP candidate that does not know what the Vice President does everyday.  Now her 17 year old daughter is pregnant.... whoa!!!  Boy I hope that the father is not over 18 that could be trouble.

Anyway.  Things are things and it is tough to communicate with some of the people that you love.  Some times it is frustrating.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Olympic committee bans 'professional' cameras for visitors

Are you serious. This would piss me off. If I was traveling all the way to China to see my sister ( compete and I was turned away at the security checkpoint because I was carrying a digital SLR. This is from's CRAVE site.
If you're heading to Beijing (or are already there) for the Olympics, take note that the Beijing Organizing Committee has imposed bans on several items, one of which is "professional camera equipment." Unless you have official press credentials, we suggest you just bring your point-and-shoot to the games.
So what constitutes "professional camera equipment"? Are there any measurements or benchmarks to compare with? Although the definition wasn't detailed on the official Olympics Web site, some netizens are speculating that the ban refers to SLRs with big lenses that could block other spectators' views. But what about Fujifilm's FinePix S100fs, which is physically bigger than some entry-level dSLRs? Or the Olympus E-420 fitted with the 25mm pancake lens, a combination small enough to look like a bulky point-and-shoot?
If not properly stated, this vague description may trigger some arguments at the security checkpoint, and I don't think spectators will be happy to be rejected at the door just because of the equipment they are carrying. The best way to steer clear of all the trouble and get your seat? Leave your SLR at home.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Beijing smog fazes Olympic cameras

Yes once again I step up and say something. What is wrong with the IOC (International Olympic Committee)? I will sue them and the Goverment of China if my Sister returns to the US with respiratory issues. The air quality has not gotten better. It is bad enough that there are considerations of cancelation of endurance events. The government in China has made it illegal to bring in independant air quality test systems.
Journalists access to the internet are being restricted. Why does the government over there wish to control the truth?

BEIJING -- After years of preparations for the Olympics, Beijing is ready for its close-up. But how clear a view the cameras will get is anyone's guess, given the local air quality.
Media in other countries carried shots of Beijing taken over the weekend, showing smog so thick that visibility was restricted to just a couple of hundred yards. Beijing has already spent $17.5 billion to deal with the pollution, to no avail. Authorities say the haze is normal for the city at this time of year and has nothing to do with pollution.
Some athletes are worried; world record holder Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia pulled out of the marathon because he suffers from asthma.
But Du Shaozhong, deputy director of Beijing's Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau, said, "The air quality in Beijing during the Olympic Games will not affect the health of athletes.
"A blue sky doesn't mean the air quality is good. If you take a shower, you can't see clearly because of the steam, but it doesn't mean it's pollution," he said, adding that photographs were not a good indication of air quality.
"The Intl. Olympic Committee and its medical commission have concluded that good air quality is fully guaranteed," said Du.
Jacques Rogge, head of the Intl. Olympic Committee, said poor air quality could result in the suspension of endurance races such as long-distance cycling and the marathon. It's not clear exactly how bad the air would have to be for an event to be canceled.
It's forbidden to bring in measuring equipment to independently verify air quality. But Beijing is taking no chances: Organizers are preparing emergency measures to clear the air before the Aug. 8 start of the Games. "We will implement an emergency plan 48 hours in advance if the air quality deteriorates," Li Xin, a senior engineer with the environmental bureau, told the China Daily newspaper.

Friday, July 18, 2008

It has been awhile

Since I posted but only because I have been busy over at It is tiring work keeping her site up. But here is the skinny. She made the Olympic Team as well did our family friend Lorree Smith. You Go LADIES!!! in any case I have been working on my own to try and get over there but it may be too prohibitive cost wise. In any case Amber will not be on her own. Dad and StepMom are going as well as D.C. Good deal.

Other thoughts.....
Jesse Jackson thanks but your time is up go home. I know your Mamma told you that if you don't have anything nice to say, keep your mouth shut.
Bush just stop now and end your presidency quietly. You and your Oil Buddies have made enough money. If you wish to open up Drilling near the US. The no one gets rich off of that gas all US citizens should get it for $1.35 a gallon.

China good job at shooting your self in the foot. Starting with making it hard to get Visa's. Making your Hotels so ridiculously expensive and then this from

Musicians in Beijing have gone into hibernation this summer as live
performances have been stopped in bars, a music festival canceled and clubs
suddenly told they need a live performance license.
The South China
Post reported Friday that the crackdown on bars included police
forcing bar
managers in the popular Sanlitun district to sign agreements
pledging not to
allow black people into bars during the Olympic Games, as
well as other
"undesirable" elements.
But local authorities and bar
managers denied the

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Big Victory Parade

Today the Rolling Rally rolled thru Boston again.  The Sixth Championship in Boston in 7 years. Check out the pictures.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

One More Championship In Beantown

Finally a return to Glory for the Boston Celtics.  A Championship returns 22 years later.  Fitting that the Celtics should beat the Lakers for their 17th Championship.  Since it was the Lakers that the Celtics lost to in the Finals in their last appearance.  Pictures will follow from the parade when it happens.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Fear Not Loathing in the USA

So today on there is an article that says Americans Fear gas shortages more than the higher cost of gas.
So I think we should look at why we are using so much more gas today than in the late 70's. All I can say is that most of our commutes have gotten much longer to get from where we live to home. In order to have nicer homes with more amenities we have had to move farther away from the major metropolitan areas. With that in most cities the mass transit organizations have not stayed in line with these moves. For instance in order to take mass transit from my home in Lowell to my office in Framingham I would need to take a bus to the trainstation in Lowell. Then I would need to get on the commuter rail into Boston's North Station. Get off of the train and catch the subway to Boston's South Station. Get on another Commuter Rail to Framingham. Get on a regional bus to the edge of the office park and walk to my office. While you think that that would be great and worth it. What it saves me in Gas would cost me dearly in time. I would have to leave my house before 5 AM to get to work at 9 AM. So that is 4 hours of travel time one way. So I would have to travel the same amount of time that I work everyday. And that would leave me only 8 hours to sleep.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

I just wanna wish Amber

A very Happy Birthday and Lot's of Love from your Big Brother.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Pranks and How far to go.

Two stories in this mornings new broadcast involve teenagers and their actions.  The first story was about kids throwing rocks off an overpass in New Hampshire.  Was it just a couple of kids having fun? Or were these kids acting as I suspect maliciously.  I remember when I was a kid there was a commercial about kids breaking car antennas off. One of the kids then gets into a car with his father and asks to listen to the baseball game on the radio. Nothing but static, and when the kid looks back at the antennae it is gone.  Moral of the story your actions have consequences so think before you act.  Now what had one of the cars that was hit by a rock contained the Mother of one of the kids throwing rocks. What if that Mother is seriously injured and the kid found out about it when he got home.  HOW WOULD HE FEEL???
The second story was about the Senior Class prank at the Brockton Senior High School.  The Senior Class President was arrested for disturbing the peace and resisting arrest after participating in the big end of the year prank. The prank apparently was to trash the school cafeteria.  What makes these student think it is OK for these kids to trash the cafeteria and that it would be funny.

Pranks are supposed to be harmless.  No one is supposed to get hurt or in trouble.
Pass it on.  Someone teach the kids or stop and think of what they are doing.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Thoughts from the Mac

Good Morning or Evening.  Whatever time you are reading this.  So I am sitting at home contemplating the weight loss goal that I have in place.  2010 is the year of my 20th high school reunion.  I intend to get my weight down to what I weighted  when I graduated.  That would be in the neighborhood of 280 lbs.  In order to make it to this weight I am going to need to make some major changes.  I am going to need to stay away from the unnecessary sugar.  I am going to need to make sure that I eat several small meals everyday.  I am going to need to increase the water intake to ensure that I stay hydrated. And finally I am going to have to 'Gulp' increase my activity level.  Now some of you may say well why not get back to the "treatment" that you did before.  Well the treatment worked but it is really difficult.  Eating only protein is very difficult and not entirely healthy.  During "treatment" I had to have my blood checked regularly to make sure that my internals have not started to shut down.  I have gotten some new inspiration from Mr. Low Body Fat.  Check the link.  
Eating- I will eat several small meals of healthy foods preferably as natural as possible meaning that I don't want to eat a lot processed foods.  None of those small meals will come from places that have a drive thru.
Activity- I dislike the gym.  I dislike the gym alot.  I dislike the gym for many different reasons so I will list them.  
1. People- The sheer numbers of people in the gym that are not dressed for workout and have the wrong attitude.
2. Equipment-  None of the equipment really fits me.
3. Time- I would like to workout later than normal people.  Boy I wish there was a 24 Hour Fitness here in Lowell.
So how do I increase the activity level if I hate the gym?  Well I believe that there is something in the reading that I have done about working out with your own body weight.  There is definitely something to the Workout without weights. So I am going to give it a try pushing my own weight around as well as some sand bags. I will develop my core via some basic training methods.  I will also continue to walk the two miles from my house to the center of town and back.  I will also become a lot more comfortable on my bike which does not get nearly enough use. 
So that's my plan.  I hope I can count on you for support and encouragement.
Be Well, Good Night

Monday, June 2, 2008

Things are changing

Around here on CBI's View on the World.  Now we have subscription emails.  If you would like to get and email when I update.  Add your email to the subscription block on the bottom left side of the Main page.

I have got to get to NYC and see this thing.
I guess I am going to take a trip to NYC. I wish I had known about this last week I might have gone down.

Friday, May 30, 2008

New Tribes found in the Amazon

Don't go and study them. Don't go and try to convert them to Christians. I think that we should internationally create a no fly zone over their portions of the Amazon. They obviously are happy where they are and I am sure that Nike Hiking boots would suit them for the hunts. But they have not had contact with outside society and probably do not have drug problems or racial hatred. So just leave them alone.

Check out for the story.



Thursday, May 29, 2008

Who is to blame? Rockstar Games or the Parent

From today
Police: Student pulls knife on teacher
May 29, 2008
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.—Framingham police say a 13-year-old middle school student pulled a knife on his teacher in the classroom and demanded money so he could buy a video game.
more stories like this
The Fuller Middle School student is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a knife and possession of a dangerous weapon.
Police Lt. Paul Shastany says the incident occurred at about 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the end of the period.
He says the male student stayed behind after the other students had left the classroom, pulled the 11-inch knife and asked for $20. After she refused, he lowered his demand to $1.
The teacher took the knife from the student.
Shastany says the boy wanted to buy the video game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" but his mother refused to give him the money, so he came up with an alternate plan.

So who is to blame here. The parent did the right job with refusing to buy a mature rated game for a 13 year old. But did they fail to inform the 13 year-old of how wrong it is to hold up someone? AND WHERE DID HE GET AN 11" knife who is he Paul Hogan in Crocodile Dundee? RockStar the company that created the Grand Theft Auto franchise will probably take more hits. Of course they only took something that was happening in the real world and made it into a video game.
Be well be safe.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Peace Month is almost over

Why is that? Let's increase the Peace and let a little U.N.I.T.Y. Reign for a little longer.
Another update over at

So what is on my mind....Kids today. This past weekend I saw first hand the insolence and complete lack of respect that kids today have for adults. You know if I had acted in the manner in which several young boys did, to me this weekend, I would still be looking for my teeth 4 days later. What's with kids thinking that they own something. Unless you have a hit record out or a movie/television show or are the sole inheritor of a vast sum of money you can not possibly own a house at 12. I am pretty sure that after kicking the kids out of a yard that they threw something at me. It was pretty lucky for everyone that I did not see it happen because they would be in the hospital and I would be in jail.

Kids in movies.... Babies and toddlers should not be in any movie that is rated higher than G. I have now 5 free movie tickets that I wish that the parents would have had to pay for because they wanted to see "Iron Man" and "Indiana Jones" so bad they did not want to get a baby sitter. Pre-teens and teenagers need to SHUT UP!!!

That is my rant. Happy Wednesday. I am off to see Duran Duran tonight.
Peace we are all one

Thursday, May 15, 2008

I think I created a Monster

A Monster that spits the truth faster than Twista spits ryhmes. When I say this I am refering to my man Fifty Gran RNyce over at Packers Blitz . Droppin Knowledge or his point of view as only an educated Old School Cat can do. Preciate your words. Keep reading.

On to my week. This week we had an update over at Amber just returned from a meet at the site of this years Olympic trials. Head over to ambercampbellthrows to see how she did.

I for one had to rearrange my weekend. On of my GOOD friends is getting her Masters Degree this weekend and due to the Gas and an unexpected repair to da Blazer I can not responsibly go. But YOU GO GIRL!!! You did it I am very proud of you.

So the latest of "you reap what you sow" has hit the news again. Perhaps you remember a year ago a promising young surfer was beaten to death in La Jolla California by several young men. Well those young men had no remorse or care that they caused someones death. I am pretty sure that their parents were saying "Not My Kid" well sorry but it was your kid and you do know why. Even if they do not want to admit why it is because you coddled your kid. You and the groups of parents all over this nation gave these kids the attitude of "entitlement". Parents that spent more time expecting the teachers to parent their children rather than doing it themselves. Parents who said there can be no losers in sports and that everyone had to win. You all created these lazy usless kids that don't care if they graduate and get a real job. Because the job will be waiting right there for me when I want it and I will make $100k a year to start.

Wow sorry rambling post. Will be more cohesive later.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

May 1st is the start of Peace Month

Why a Month? Why not two Months? Why not three Months? Lets try for six Months of Peace. Later today and into tomorrow I will touch on some very interesting topics ranging from. Peace in our neighborhoods to Obama/Clinton to Gas prices and our Government. Check back.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Today is Grand Theft Auto IV Day!!!

Hello my name is Brian and I am an addict.
My addiction is to video games. I could quit anytime I want to and for several years in College I did quit. I did not own a video game system during those years. But now I have several of them back in my life. And today I picked up just another vial of that sweet nector call a game disc.

Grand Theft Auto IV is not for kids. It has a mature rating sticker on it. It is illegal to sell it to someone younger than 17. So if there are kids playing it someone of consent age gave it to them. So when that child who may not know the difference between real and fantasy acts out in a few years. Don't ask how could that happen to my child? Ask why did I let him or her play that game? Why did I give in to buying them that game? Why did I fail in parenting? And to that parental group that is complaining about the game, well here is what says.
The premise of the Grand Theft Auto series is controversial,
with characters who are underworld criminals armed to the teeth, but that's also
part of the game's appeal.
"Controversy does sell, but it is targeted to an older audience," said Michael Gartenberg, an analyst at market research firm Jupiter Research. "It is not geared to children."
GTA 4 has a "Mature" rating, meaning it is intended for users 17 years old or older. The game's label warns of blood, intense violence, partial nudity, strong language, strong sexual content, use of alcohol, and use of drugs.
Get over it. It has a Mature rating. Only adults that can make decisions for themselves should be playing it. Perhaps only adults that can pay for the game system and a copy of the game should be playing it.
As for me. I got mine and tonight I plan on CarJacking alot of people from the safety of my living room.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Just who in the world does that person think they are? The D&D where I get my morning coffee is on a city corner in Lowell which means street parking and meters. Do you think that people actually park in the parking space? NO!!! It seems that some residents of Lowell, or just Massholes in general, think that when you park at a meter you are supposed to park right next to the meter. Now I don't mean that you should park 20 feet away. I mean right next to the meter so you could feed the meter without getting out of your car. Now for the uninitiated or motor vehiclely challenged meters should either be at one end of your car front or back. NOT NEXT TO THE DRIVERS SIDE DOOR!!! Just yesterday I saw a woman take two spots because she would not move into the proper place. I think that the majority of people that drive should go back to driver's ed.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Why write on something.

That is not YOURS!!!!

On 4/18/08 I was in DD (Those of you in the "Know" know exactly what I am talking about) and on top of the trash can was some girls name. Obviously written while that person was waiting in line. That is VANDALISM!!! Is it a lack of parenting that this person suffered from? Or did they feel that the world is their notebook.
Yesterday as I was ready to pull out of my garage I notice someone had written on the wood surrounding my parking area.
"Jaime Sucks"
Apparently Jaime is a local easy girl. And the person who is advertising for her is a horrible artist. I don't know why some child decided that it would be a good place to write and draw. I really want to go to their house and draw on the walls and the TV. See how it feels. Little bad kids. I want them off the property and someone said that it would be very bad for me to start growing poison ivy around the place.
I just want the parents of the world to start teaching their children right from wrong and to be respectful of others. Is that so much. Will Obama, Hillary, or John hear my plea? Will they do what is necessary to get the parents back at home?
I guess we will see. Me I am taking donations so that I can buy and Island because this place is screwed up.
Peace I am out

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Do you believe in fortune cookies?

I had two fortune cookies today.
The first one said. "Your Love of life with carry you through any circumstance."
The second one said. "The Star of riches is shining upon you."


WHoo Hooo!!!
Do you owe or are you waiting for a FAT Check from the Government. Well don't we all owe something. Anyway interesting read this morning out of Sen. John McCain's camp. He suggests a temporary suspension of the Fed Tax on Gas from Memorial Day to Labor Day. That would allow for a reduction in most cases to below $3.00/gal. That would be excellent. Although those that are close and have heard my pitches for my own Presidential run. I would reduce the Gas Tax (Federal and State) to the first 6 Gallons of gas or every other Gallon of gas purchased. So if you have a 17 Gallon tank like I have, you would only pay tax on 8 gallons. This would allow for a reduction in overall costs to the tax payer and still allow the Government to get some revenue.

Link to the story above.
Now some people believe that this Idea is stupid and that doing so means that our road ways will suffer. HAVE YOU REALLY SEEN OUR ROADWAYS!! They are a joke. Crappy jobs done by road crews that ensure that they will be back next year on the same patch of road. I have to travel 495 in Mass every day and have for the last 8 years and every year they are repaving it. You don't see that on the Mass Pike.

Anyway make sure that you are registered to vote and let's look at making some changes to our leadership structure.

I will step off of the Soapbox now.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Today is the day before DREADED TAX DAY

Monday morning in Beantown. Beautiful day, sunny warm and looking to be a promising day. How odd that tomorrow is a day that most American's Dread. April 15th- Tax Day. Everyone needs to pay their taxes, but there really needs to be a serious look at what we are paying taxes for. Are we all paying taxes appropriately or are some paying to much and others too little? Can you say that the Government is a little too bloated and easy spending with our money. I suggest one little thing to raise more revenue without raising our taxes.
Perhaps that is a little too strong. However if you look at some of the moves that major corporations have made in the name of getting cheaper goods. They have cost us more than we saved. Lets start with the toys from China imported into the US with ridiculous levels of LEAD. Those toys were cheap to make yet cost the tax payer money on the front and back end. On top of that a few kids got sick.
The blood thinning drug imported that was found to be manufactured at an unapproved supplier.... WOW that could have killed me. I was on blood thinners a few years ago.
Let's understand that goods no longer made in America maybe made cheaper in other countries but it is no good if we can't afford them here because we have no jobs.
I will step down of my soap box now. HAVE A GOOD MONDAY!!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

AmberCampbellthrow has been launched

Today I finished Amber's Blog page. I think that it will be helpful for her to broadcast her thoughts and allow people to keep up with her. Check it out at

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Today I saw a Smoker driving a Prius Hybrid

I thought that people that drove Prius Hybrids were pretty hip on saving the planet from Pollution. And then I saw him/her flick ashes off of a cigarette out the window of their lovely little Prius. NOT SO EARTHY CRUNCHY IS IT!

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