cdesign proponentsists is proof that intelligent design is just creationists replaced by copy and paste.


Proves Ron Paul conspiracy theorists are idiots who don’t read their stuff before publishing (and don’t bother to replace it)

How Blackberry killed itself in 2013 with late Q10 release, but there’s still hope!

If the answer to “why did you wait” was “because I can”, then the solution to the mess is simple, STOP OWNING THE KEYBOARD PHONE. Right now, the best course of action for blackberry is not to sell, it’s to license any and all patents they have, allow the other guys, the little guys, to make their products, and go crazy with the hardware. Ditch the software for now.

Well actually, they can keep developing the software, but keep it in security conscious mode, that has its very limited benefits, but it’s worth it.

US government should bailout, or buy up Blackberry

it’s not a US company for US tax revenue, but when it comes to who stands to benefit the most, it’s going to be the US government, its contractors, and serious business people. US government now has a chance to snag up the 3rd largest smartphone company, the first smartphone company, and the 2nd largest closed source mobile OS. All of which can be in favor of the government’s future, that’s assuming they want to continue secrecy against the citizens who are too bored and nosy.

Time Magazine takes on DINK lifestyle, childfree by choice, selfish assholes who refuse to give birth and afraid to admit they’re sterile

I’m just mad they’re not in the same trouble I am, divorce, child support, alimony, diaper changes. NOT!

I feel for the endless stream of American idiots who think children is either an obligation or a solution.

I admire most who manage to not kill themselves over one of the dumbest mistakes they made.

Way to be douche, the best way to be more hated than Ed Hardy, Abercrombie, and Urban Outfitter hipsters, Straight Edge sXe vegan brands strait jacket too?—sxe-clothing-merchandise.html

if you need any proof that lacking alcohol and drugs decreases your creative juice, i think this one does it.

Remember August 15, because Martin Manley said so, joke?

Births, DEATHS & Events

Famous events on August 15

1914 – The Panama Canal opens to traffic with the transit of the cargo ship SS Ancon.

1939 – The Wizard of Oz premiered at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California.

1945 – World War II: Japan surrenders to end the war.

1947 – India gains Independence from the British Indian Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.

1948 – The Republic of Korea is established south of the 38th parallel north.

1965 – The Beatles play to nearly 60,000 fans at Shea Stadium in New York, New York, an event later regarded as the birth of stadium rock.

1969 – Woodstock opens.

1971 – President Richard Nixon completes the break from the gold standard by ending convertibility of the United States dollar into gold by foreign investors.

1973 – Vietnam War: The United States bombing of Cambodia ends.

1995 – In South Carolina, Shannon Faulkner becomes the first female cadet matriculated at The Citadel (she drops out less than a week later).

2005 – Israel’s unilateral disengagement plan to evict all Israelis from the Gaza Strip and from four settlements in the northern West Bank begins.

2007 – An 8.0-magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast devastates Ica and various regions of Peru killing 514 and injuring 1,090.

People born on August 15, 1953

Mark Thatcher

People born in 1953

January: Pamela Sue Martin 1-5, Pat Benatar 1-10, Paul Allen 1-21.

February: Duane “Dog” Chapman 2-2, Dan Quisenberry 2-7 (1998), Mary Steenburgen 2-8, Jeb Bush 2-11, Michael Bolton 2-26.

March: Jim Rice 3-8, Jimmy Lovine 3-11.

April: Rick Moranis 4-18.

May: Jamaal Wilkes 5-2, Tony Blair 5-6, Pierce Brosnan 5-16, Dan Roundfield 5-26, Jim Zorn 5-10, George Brett 5-15, Colm Meaney 5-30.

June: John Edwards 6-10, Tim Allen 6-13, Cyndi Lauper 6-22.

July: Leon Spinks 7-11, Steve Grogan 7-24, Walter Payton 7-25.

August: Hulk Hogan 8-11, Kathy Lee Gifford 8-16, Bruce Sutter 8-30.

September: Amy Irving 9-10, Joe Washington 9-24.

October: Tito Jackson 10-15, Keith Hernandez 10-20.

November: Kate Capshaw 11-3, Dennis Miller 11-3, Kevin Nealon 11-18.

December: Roy Firestone 12-8, Kim Basinger 12-8, Sam Kinison 12-8 (1992), John Malkovich 12-9, Ben Bernanke 12-13, Bill Pullman 12-17, Meredith Vierra 12-30.

People born on August 15

Napoleon 1769-1821, Julia Child 1912-2004, Rose Marie 1923, Phyllis Schlafly 1924, Mike Connors 1925, John Brodie 1935, Stephen Breyer 1938, Linda Ellerbee 1944, Gene Upshaw 1945, Gary Kubiak 1961, Patrick Ewing 1962, Melinda Gates 1964, Debra Messing 1968, Ben Affleck 1972, Kerri Walsh 1978, Carl Edwards 1979, Joe Jonas 1989, Jennifer Lawrence 1990.

People died on August 15

Macbeth (1057), Will Rogers (1935), Paul Brown (1991), John Cameron Swayze (1995).

People died over the last 365 days.


July: Dennis Farina July 22, Dennis Burkley July 14, Cory Monteith July 13.

June: James Gandolfini June 19, Slim Whitman June 19, Jason Leffler June 12, Esther Williams June 6, Deacon Jones June 3, Frank Lautenberg June 3.

May: Tim Samaras May 31, Jean Stapleton May 31, Ken Venturi May 17, Dick Trickle May 16, Fred White May 15, Joyce Brothers May 13, Chuck Muncie May 13.

April: George Jones, April 26, Richie Havens, April 22, Allan Arbus, April 19, Pat Summerall, April 16, Jonathan Winters April 11, Margaret Thatcher April 8, Roger Ebert April 4, Chuck Fairbanks April 2, William Ginsburgh April 1, Jack Pardee April 1.

March: Hugo Chavez March 5, Bonnie Franklin March 1.

February: Van Cliburn February 27, C. Everett Koop February 25, Jerry Buss February 18, B.H. Born February 3, Ed Koch February 1.

January: Earl Weaver January 19, Stan Musial January 19, Patti Page January 1.


December: Norman Schwarzkopf December 27, Jack Klugman December 24, Robert Bork December 19, Daniel Inouye December 17, Ravi Shankar December 11, Rick Majerus December 1.

November: Zig Ziglar November 28, Hector Camacho November 24, Larry Hagman November 23, Deborah Raffin November 21, Arlen Specter November 14, Lee MacPhail November 8, Darrell Royal November 7.

October: George McGovern October 21, Alex Karras October 10.

September: Andy Williams September 25, Art Modell September 6, Sun Myung Moon September 3.

August: Phyllis Diller August 20.

Martin Manley, the most manly epic suicide story, first suicide website? Martinmanleylifeanddeath zeroshared

Release of Rights

I, Martin Manley, being the creator and owner of all information on the site “”, neither hold nor retain any claim or copyright on any part of this web-site. I do not grant these rights to any individual person or entity either in life or upon death. Rather I release all rights to this work - making it public domain. Anyone can do with it whatever they wish.

Martin Allen Manley

August 15, 2013


I know the question you are asking. “Why did you want to die? … or Why didn’t you want to live?” Here is the answer. I didn’t want to die. If I could have waved a magic wand and lived for 200 years, I would have. Unfortunately, that’s not an option. Therefore, since death is inevitable, the better question is… do I want to live as long as humanly possible OR do I want to control the time and manner and circumstances of my death? That was my choice (and yours). I chose what was most appealing to me.

Let me ask you a question. After you die, you can be remembered by a few-line obituary for one day in a newspaper when you’re too old to matter to anyone anyway… OR you can be remembered for years by a site such as this. That was my choice and I chose the obvious.

“One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.”

― Antonio Porchia

I wish there were a different word for “suicide” because that word has become so stigmatized. But, whether I said “suicide” or “taking my life” or “ending my life” or “beginning my death” or whatever… it still amounts to the same thing.

You will rarely get any details for why a person committed suicide, but that won’t be the case with me! In fact, this may be the most detailed example of a suicide letter in history – something to be entered into the Guinness Book of Records! My hope is that it is.

I sent personalized suicide letters and emails to many people I know – letters that should have arrived in the morning of August 15th, 2013 – just hours after I did the deed. I also sent boxes with personal mementos to quite a few people in the hope that they will remember me better.

I’ve planned to end my own life for as long as I remember. I didn’t put a date on it, however, until June 11, 2012. I never accepted the (what I would call…) archaic notion that I should simply die at some point – either in a long drawn out miserable death or in an instant for which I was not prepared. That was an insane thought in my orderly world and I knew the only way I could be confident about going out the way I wanted was to do it at a relatively early age.

I was pretty much comfortable living a somewhat abnormal life because I was simply not willing to make the necessary sacrifices in order to have a more normative life. Besides, I always felt that being different was something to be proud of. Although “normal” is a moving target and is nothing like it was 30 years ago, I stayed well in front of the term for most of my life and wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Despite what you might think or what the conventional wisdom is regarding suicide, none of those reasons apply to me.

1) I had no health issues. I was only sick three times in my adult life that I can remember – and all three were self-induced (accidental). I didn’t miss a scheduled day of work in over 25 years. I had no diseases. I never drank. I never took drugs. I never smoked. Thus, I had no physical problems other than occasional acid indigestion – but, that was usually after eating a whole pan of brownies! So, I admit, I did have brownie issue.

2) I had no legal issues. I had never been arrested, much less convicted. I’d never seen a jail from the inside. Other than traffic tickets, I was a model citizen – or at least I pretended to be and nobody could prove otherwise.

3) I had no financial problems. I sold my house which was completely paid for in 1998. The same year I bought $30,000 in 1/10 ounce gold coins and pre 1965 silver coins. Gold was $300/ounce when I bought it and silver was $4/ounce. Gold went up to $1,700 and Silver to $44 making my stash worth over $200,000.

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And, I had other assets, including a 401K. Besides, everyone who knows me knew I was extremely cheap. I wanted for nothing.

4) I had no loss of anyone close to me that I couldn’t bear. My mom and dad died at elderly ages and neither were unexpected. My brother and sister are healthy and active. I never had anyone die who was extremely close to me other than my parents. Other more distant relatives and secondary friends have died, but nobody close.

5) I had plenty of activities in which I participated – including church choir, monthly poker, friends, family, internet, and I did not feel lonely or in any way unappreciated for who I was.

6) I was not depressed. Anyone who says I was is either ignorant or a liar. I stressed out at times – especially in the workplace, because my tendency was to work myself to death. But, I was “retired” for 18 months before I ended my life and I didn’t have any stress during that time. In some respects, I feel like I was retired the last 15 years of my life because doing sports statistics could hardly be considered “work”. In any event, I can’t imagine anyone being more free of stress than I.

So, the major reasons adults commit suicide – health, legal, financial, loss of loved ones, loneliness or depression… none of those issues are relevant to me and, for the most part of my life, have never been.

I decided I wanted to have one of the most organized good-byes in recorded history and I think I will be successful. The key has always been to do it before it becomes impossible to accomplish what I’m doing now – because then it’s too late and I would simply be along for the ride to the inevitable cliff. And, that has always been an unacceptable conclusion to my life. I became convinced that had I waited even another few years, I would never have been able to produce this site.

So, I created which is prepaid for five years, as is Whether it gets extended beyond that is up to others. Five years is as long as Yahoo would let me pay in advance.

Naturally, I’ve wondered what people will think about this. Some might consider it gutsy, courageous and preemptive, but I know from my research that most find suicide so reprehensible they will see it as an act of betrayal and cowardice – not to mention premature. It’s common to refer to someone battling cancer as “courageous” as opposed to simply following an instinct to stay alive. If trying to stay alive is showing “courage” then the only word for not trying to stay alive would be “cowardice”, right?

But, I decided I didn’t have the luxury of caring what anyone else thought – which is more or less my recipe in life anyway. Simply put, nobody can control what anyone else thinks and therefore, I decided I was not going to worry about it. Besides, being dead, why would I care? Nevertheless, I strongly believed that if a person seriously wanted to understand who I was and why I did what I did, they will read this site thoroughly… and if they do, they may very well either change their assumptions and opinions or at the minimum, modify them.

Even if I had lived to be a hundred, I would never have been able to say how much I appreciated my friends or family. Had it not been for them, I doubt I would have lived as long as I did. I was even fortunate to have a good relationship with both of my ex-wives. I was thankful for each of these people and for putting up with me despite being too blunt, too obnoxious or too arrogant… too often.

Trust me. I was content up to the last minute. The only thing I was sorry for is that by dying, I may have reminded you of your own mortality – and that seems to be a big problem for everyone else. Sorry. I also realized that some will say I cheated them out of the opportunity to say good-bye to me, but trust me… I knew what you thought and I knew it up to the last minute. You didn’t need to say it.

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.” ― Mitch Albom

Thanks to all of you – Kent, Jeff, Barby, Mark, Chris, Marissa, Charles, Rick, Tom, Todd, Peter, Mike, Donna, Doug, Scott, Teri, Carol, Kipp, Brian, Craig, Jaime, Lloyd, Steve, Jody, Chris, Bob, Jim, and Joe among others.

I practically lived on the internet over the last 15 years and I made a lot of friends. I probably operated better in that environment than in the “real” world. So, I want to thank all my internet friends for reading my stuff and giving me your honest opinions – and with trusting me with your real names. It’s been my honor! Michael, Bob, Glen, Randy, Sam, Dave, Ming, Victor, Cliff, Wade, Bob, Steve, Harry, Aaron, Andy, Burt, Ben, Josh, Dan, David, Mike, Hank, Evan, Eric, Frank, Jonathan, Nick, Phil, Isaac, Ken, Chris, Dan, Kipp, Stan, Mike, Ryan, Neil, Jim, Phil, Steve, Richard, Roger, Ray, Brad, Zach, Michael, Ryan, Andy, Jack, Brent, Tim, John, Jason, Ken, Jeremy, Matt, Clint, Mark, Jimmy, Alan, Erik, Tanner, Lee, Dan, Christopher, Matthew, Vic.

I know I missed some people. Sorry. Whether finance or sports, nearly every internet friend of mine was male – although in a couple cases, the female had a male handle so she could get respect. Too bad that’s the way it is, but… So, for two of you, I hope you recognize your “male” name.

You made life a lot easier and if there is anything I might do for you in the afterlife, I will.

“If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone?” ― Jodi Picoult

♫ ♫  ♫  ♫  ♫  ♫  ♫ 

I’m so glad we had this time together

Just to have a laugh, or sing a song.

Seems we just got started and before you know it

Comes the time we have to say, “So long”.

– Carol Burnett

Love, Martin

Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows phone, because our phones are too slim now. Back to the bulky heavy bump pockets

Seriously, so we finally started to shrink our phones, now as they get ‘smarter’, they get thicker and heavier too. I thought a smartphone that has a good camera is insane, especially one that has a visible lens, but then I saw S4 zoom. I never felt so WTF before.

Operation Terror, Poe’s Law, can you tell if serious or sarcastic?

If I didn’t tell you who made this video and why, would you be able to tell me if the person was a 9/11 truther, or ridiculing the absurdity of 9/11 truthers?

This is why when people make fun of 9/11 truthers, they don’t need to resort to strawman arguments, they just need to repeat what conspiracy theorists say themselves. It’s conspiracy theorists who need to cherry pick, quote mine, and put words in people’s mouths to boost their story’s credibility.

Why is there a recent awareness on “sociopaths”? People paranoid or just self righteous?

Seems almost as though people who can’t do basic math are starting to accuse people who are able to set aside their beliefs and look at things “the way they are” as ‘sociopaths’. It’s the idiot’s way of calling a smart person a bad guy. When people let their emotions get to the best of them, cost and benefit analysis has to go out the window, those who are able to rise above and find their way, are blamed for being heartless, soulless, evil, whathaveyou.

In the past year alone, what are the books we see released?