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Chevelle – “Take Out the Gunman”

Chevelle’s “Take Out the Gunman” is from their album La Gárgola which was released on April 1st, 2014.  The single was released on February 3rd, 2014.  The lyrics are really powerful.

 

Awoke when the light
Hit me right in the temple
Felt something cold
Touch my toes as it passed

Might not be the face you’d expect
But he’s clearly insane
Got me pegged in the back

Just need a bit of luck
Get ’em up
Point the gun at the eyes
Or at the knees, had to shoot, had to fight
Gonna take out the gunman

Bit of luck
Get ’em up
Made to run for our lives
Take out the knees, had to choose, had to fight
Gonna take out the gunman

Eyes huge, so little left if something
Cracks and clues, he’s crazy as a straw
Why denied, does no one care or nothing?
How, you ask, I ever last so long

Cuz I, I went blind, a blinding riot
He’s regretting every word
Those empty lies
One more tonight, a blinding riot
As I summon every nerve

Just need a bit of luck
Get ’em up
Point the gun at the eyes
Or at the knees, had to shoot, had to fight
Gonna take out the gunman

Bit of luck
Get ’em up
Made to run for our lives
Take out the knees, had to choose, had to fight
Gonna take out the gunman
Gonna take out the gunman
Gonna take out the gunman

Gonna take out
Gonna take out
Gonna take out
Gonna take out

Just need a bit of luck
Get ’em up
Point the gun at the eyes
Or at the knees, had to shoot, had to fight
Gonna take out the gunman

Bit of luck
Get ’em up
Made to run for our lives
I’m so amazed at the way we televise
Gonna take out the gunman
Gonna take out the gunman
Gonna take out the gunman
Gonna take out the gunman

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Grandstream GXP2140 and more

Here is an issue I ran into using my Grandstream GXP2140.  I used the “Otherwise” and that fixed the “ghost” calls.

Grandstream Devices:

The options available will depend on the model of your phone.

Under Settings -> Advanced Settings check for an option to “Disable Direct IP Calls”
Under Profile/Account set Check SIP User ID for incoming INVITE to Yes.
Otherwise please open Account x -> SIP Settings -> Security Settings and set the option Accept Incoming SIP from Proxy Only to Yes.

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WWE Talent Salaries from 2012

This article was orginally posted on http://www.ringsideaction.com/2012/10/wwe-talent-salaries/.  When I the website went down, I wanted the article to live forever on my blog.  Enjoy!

 

This should make for some interesting Saturday night reading. This was posted on the Wrestling Observer Message Board. It’s the current contract and salary info for most active members of the WWE roster. Some are expected and some are pretty shocking (Khali being one). Let us know what you think of this:

These figures are rounded up from the original figures we received. These figures do not include, PPV or appearance bonuses, nor do they include the merchandise cut that each performer receives. Some performers receive an additional percentage added to their merchandise cut, if they are a high merchandise seller, and these are noted.

Note 1: It would appear that WWE’s standard contract lengths are 1 year, 3 year, 5 year, 7 year and 10 year.
Note 2: Some performers are offered a higher merchandise royalties percentage for taking a smaller downside. These figures were not made available to us.
Note 3: The executive office and “legends” contracts were not made available to us. These contracts operate on a different system entirely.
Note 4: The Undertaker is believed to be on a per-appearance contract, in which he is paid an agreed upon rate (a long with the typical PPV bonus if he wrestlers) for each appearance he makes for the company. Undertaker of course, still receives his merchandise royalties, etc, but isn’t on a downside contract. Undertaker is not on a legends contact, which means he cannot make appearances for independent promotions.

Male Wrestlers

Alberto Del Rio: $675,000 downside/first class travel – 3 year contract
Big Show: $1,050,000 downside/allocated a personal touring bus/first class travel arrangements paid for, when bus travel is not an option – 10 year contract
Brodus Clay: $170,000 downside – 2 year contract
Christian: $595,000 downside/first class travel – 3 year contract
CM Punk: $1,220,500 downside/allocated a personal touring bus/first class travel arrangements paid for, when bus travel is not an option/receives an additional 3.25% bonus for high merchandise sales – 7 year contract
Cody Rhodes: $494,500 downside – 3 year contract
Daniel Bryan: $620,470 downside – 3 year contract
Darren Young: $80,145 downside – 3 year contract
Dolph Ziggler: $540,230 downside – 3 year contract
Jack Swagger: $319,000 downside – 3 year contract
Jinder Mahal: $75,000 downside – 3 year contract
John Cena: $2,750,000 downside/first class travel and accommodation/receives an additional 6.25% bonus for high merchandise sales – 10 year contract
Kane: $905,000 downside/first class travel and accommodation – 5 year contract
Kofi Kingston: $254,200 downside – 3 year contract
Mark Henry: $877,000 downside/first class travel – 10 year contract
Randy Orton: $1,600,500 downside/allocated a personal touring bus/first class travel arrangements paid for, when bus travel is not an option/receives an additional 2.2% bonus for high merchandise sales – 10 year contract
Rey Mysterio: $985,000 downside/first class travel arrangements/receives an additional 4% bonus for high merchandise sales – 5 year contract
Sheamus: $1,000,000 downside/first class travel arrangements – 7 year contract
Tensai: $520,000 downside – 3 year contract
The Great Khali: $974,000 downside – 5 year contract
The Miz: $712,000 downside/first class travel – 5 year contract
Zack Ryder: $135,050 downside/receives an additional 1.5% bonus for high merchandise sales – 3 year contract

Divas

Alicia Fox: $72,520 downside – 3 year contract
AJ Lee: $104,300 downside – 3 year contract
Beth Phoenix: $112,500 downside/first class travel – 3 year contract
Eve: $109,475 downside/first class travel – 5 year contract
Layla: $86,450 downside – 3 year contract
Natalya: $74,410 downside – 3 year contract

Announcers

Booker T: $477,375 downside/first class travel and accommodation – 3 year contract
Jerry Lawler: $500,000 downside/first class travel and accommodation/allowed to make independent appearances – 5 year contract
Matt Striker: $164,000 downside – 3 year contract
Michael Cole: $549,000 downside/first class travel and accommodation – 5 year contract

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Why it is hard to leave my family behind

I once left my wife and daughter by themselves for 2 full days. Left on a Thursday and returned on a Sunday. It was 2 really hard days. On Wednesday, I left for Seattle and I will not return until Monday. This will be 4 full days away from them, plus our son. I will try to enjoy myself. I look forward to seeing them soon. I had a good talk with Heather. I have been just there while she does all the work plus her job plus her schooling. Until she pointed out my issues, I did not see it. I will do more to make her happy and put our little family first before work and play. I know it will be a tough adjustment for me. I k
now it will take a few weeks. I know now I NEED to do this. I will enjoy hanging out in Seattle and I will have fun, but Monday cannot come soon enough.

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List of Royal Rumble Entrants and Eliminations 2015

Order of Entrants:

1) The Miz
2) R-Truth
3) Bubba Dudley
4) Luke Harper
5) Bray Wyatt
6) Curtis Axel (replaced by Erick Rowan)
7) The Boogeyman
8) Sin Cara
9) Zack Ryder
10) Daniel Bryan
11) Fandango
12) Tyson Kidd
13) Stardust
14) Diamond Dallas Page
15) Rusev
16) Goldust
17) Kofi Kingston
18) Adam Rose
19) Roman Reigns
20) Big E
21) Damien Sandow
22) Jack Swagger
23) Ryback
24) Kane
25) Dean Ambrose
26) Titus O’Neil
27) Bad News Barrett
28) Cesaro
29) Big Show
30) Dolph Ziggler

Order of Eliminations:

1) The Miz by Bubba Dudley
2) R-Truth by Bubba Dudley
3) Bubba Ray Dudley by Bray Wyatt
4) Erick Rowan by Bray Wyatt
5) Luke Harper by Bray Wyatt
6) The Boogeyman by Bray Wyatt
7) Sin Cara by Bray Wyatt
8) Zack Ryder by Bray Wyatt
9) Tyson Kidd by Daniel Bryan
10) Diamond Dallas Page by Rusev
11) Fandango by Rusev
12) Daniel Bryan by Bray Wyatt
13) Adam Rose by Rusev
14) Kofi Kingston by Rusev
15) Goldust by Roman Reigns
16) Stardust by Roman Reigns
17) Damien Mizdow by Rusev
18) Titus O’Neil by Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose
19) Big E by Rusev
20) Ryback by Big Show & Kane
21) Jack Swagger by Big Show & Kane
22) Bad News Barrett by Dolph Ziggler
23) Cesaro by Dolph Ziggler
24) Dolph Ziggler by Kane
25) Bray Wyatt by Big Show
26) Dean Ambrose by Big Show & Kane
27) Big Show by Roman Reigns
28) Kane by Roman Reigns
29) Rusev by Roman Reigns

Winner: Roman Reigns

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List of Royal Rumble Entrants and Eliminations 2014

Order of Entrants:

1. CM Punk
2. Seth Rollins
3. Damien Sandow
4. Cody Rhodes
5. Kane
6. Alexander Rusev
7. Jack Swagger
8. Kofi Kingston
9. Jimmy Uso
10. Goldust
11. Dean Ambrose
12. Dolph Ziggler
13. R-Truth
14. Kevin Nash
15. Roman Reigns
16. The Great Khali
17. Sheamus
18. The Miz
19. Fandango
20. El Torito
21. Antonio Cesaro
22. Luke Harper
23. Jey Uso
24. JBL
25. Erick Rowan
26. Ryback
27. Alberto Del Rio
28. Batista
29. Big E Langston
30. Rey Mysterio

Order of Eliminations:

1. Damien Sandow eliminated by CM Punk
2. Kane eliminated by CM Punk
3. Alexander Rusev eliminated by Cody Rhodes
4. R-Truth eliminated by Dean Ambrose
5. Jimmy Uso by Dean Ambrose
6. Jack Swagger by Kevin Nash
7. Kofi Kingston by Roman Reigns
8. Dolph Ziggler by Roman Reigns
9. Kevin Nash by Roman Reigns
10. The Great Khali by Roman Reigns
11. Cody Rhodes by Goldust
12. Goldust by Roman Reigns
13. Fandango by El Torito
14. El Torito by Roman Reigns
15. JBL eliminated by Roman Reigns
16. The Miz eliminated by Luke Harper
17. Jey Uso eliminated by Harper/Rowan
18. Erick Rowan eliminated by Batista
19. Ryback eliminated by Batista
20. Alberto Del Rio eliminated by Batista
21. Big E Langston defeated Sheamus
22. Rey Mysterio eliminated by Seth Rollins
23. Luke Harper eliminated by Roman Reigns
24. Antonio Cesaro eliminated by Roman Reigns
25. Seth Rollins eliminated by Roman Reigns
26. Dean Ambrose eliminated by Roman Reigns
27. CM Punk eliminated by Kane (From the crowd)
28. Sheamus eliminated by Roman Reigns
29. Roman Reigns eliminated by Batista

Winner: Batista

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Network Disabled because the Internet Connection is Slow Error

 Network Disabled because the Internet Connection is Slow Error

For the last few weeks since my update to 4.3 on my Galaxy S4,  I have been receiving the following error: Network Disabled because the Internet Connection is Slow.

This error has been driving me nuts and I FINALLY figured out how to fix this error. I will go through the step by step procedure with screenshots.

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First off, go to your Wi-Fi settings.  At the Wi-Fi page, press the menu button and click on the advance tab.  Scroll down until you see “Always allow scanning” and “Auto network switch”.  In my case, the boxes were checked.  Make sure the boxes are unchecked.  Now this issue is fixed!!!  Any questions?

Andrew

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A Little something about Foo Fighter’s Everlong

Today’s date is October 7th, 2013. Today is the date that I realized “Everlong” can tear me up every time I hear the song.

16 Years I bought Foo Fighter’s 2nd studio album entitled “The Colour and the Shape”. I had been a fan of Nirvana and I also liked Foo Fighter’s first self-titled album. Since CD’s were the “cool” thing to do, I had to purchase the album. I still remember buying the CD on a Saturday in Moline, IL at Best Buy. “Monkey Wrench” was and still is a great song to listen to and I dug the ending screaming portion of the song. I assumed the song was about a bad breakup and you are the source of the bad in the relationship. On the way back from Best Buy, I listened to “Everlong”. At first I did not know what to think, but I had to listen to it again and again three more times. I just liked this song.

Later 1997, Foo Fighters released the video for “Everlong”. Talk about an AWESOME video!!! The dream sequence that leads to the Foo Fighters to playing the last chorus one more, the oversized telephone, and the oversized hand. Such a great video. I listened to “Everlong” 3-4 times a week, to once a month, to once a year, to forgetting about the song.

In November 2008, Dave Grohl played the acoustic version of “Everlong” on Howard Stern. I did not hear this version until late 2010. Once I listened to the acoustic version, I forgot how powerful that song is. I found myself humming the tune in my head over the next few weeks. Around the middle of 2011, I saw the Foo Fighters were playing music from “Skin and Bones” on the channel “Palladia”. I only heard “Cold Day in the Sun” from the “Skin and Bines” album. (By the way, the live version of Cold Day in the Sun is WAY better live than the studio version.) I was in for a big surprise. After smoking a nickel bag of weed, I watched the whole show. I did not expect to hear or see the final song. “Everlong” played and I could not tell if it was the weed or the song, but I it made me sad and happy at the same time. The next 3 days I kept listening and watching the show. The results were the same; sad and happy. I told myself I would not forget about the feeling of this great song.

So it is a Monday in October and I realize I forgot about “Everlong”. Each time I forgot about such a LEGENDARY song, it is like hearing it for the very first time. I thought about creating a reminder to listen to it once a month, but instead I put it on my workout mix and I will listen to it 3-4 times a week.

If you remember this song, please take a listen to it. Here are the videos:
Howard Stern version – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN1o5wsL8J4
The Skin and Bones version – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiJPP4r4-Hw
The original version – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBG7P-K-r1Y

“If everything could ever feel this real forever; if anything could ever be this good again.” – Grohl ‘97