Facebook doesn’t like this pic. It doesn’t violate their guidelines in my reading of them, but that is not new for them.
This is one of two posts that have been in my head and heart for some time.
I am glad to finally get this one written for a very worthy recipient. I am sure that it is not as cool as other accolades that she has received, but it is deeply heart felt.
You know, over the years I have heard some great fool’s errands. You know the fun (hopefully harmless) pranks to send new folks after this or that…
For the life of me, I can only remember some. I would like to start collecting them on this page.
As you drop them in comments, I will get them added to the page.
Sending an airman to get a gallon of prop wash
Sending a seaman for 50 feet of shore line
Sending a seaman for a can of remover
Thanks to a co-worker… a naval enlisted man was sent for fallopian tubing, I am betting that he didn’t find any.
For the service industry:
‘Tile Check’ – give them a plunger and told them to check for loose tiles
Well, the narrow minded and prudish Facebook review board has found me guilty of being too perverted for an adult private group…
Here is the offending link:
So, I will be back in a month.
I put in my objection, but I know that they will ignore it because they are simple minded fucks.
Yes, I do perform fact checking. Not on everything, but items that seem too good/bad to be true. So, I was listening to one of the Lake Land protesters during the walkout the other day. She made the claim that the number one cause of death for kids was gun violence. Now, I do not agree with everything that they are trying to accomplish with this push. I do support a couple of items such as; less kids being killed, and their involvement in the process. (More on this later) Do I want kids to be getting killed? No.
So I pulled up the numbers and the little lass was wrong, the claim was false for every age group. The most recent chart is below for your review. For the moment, let me focus on the age group of the speaker, 14-24. Homicide, Firearm is 2nd after motor vehicle accidents. Have you heard anyone push for vehicular safely? Even with vehicles being a third more deadly… When you combine the numbers from all of the age groups, where do you think homicide, firearm falls in? 5th place.
So let’s consider how business and life works. You seek out the fastest, cheapest, and effective method to bring the best results, right? If we were really looking to reduce juvenile deaths, we would take our eyes to the bigger numbers right? Well, drivers are not to be vilified, there are too many of them. God forbid we overburden the police by having them actually enforce the traffic laws. We would need to pay for more of them so that they could perform the job. Don’t get me wrong, I like to police. I just think that they have been refocused away from the community policing that we need to build the social structure that is conducive to respect for oneself and others. A great example of that was the pilot program in Vancouver WA that put cameras on school buses to catch drivers putting out kids in harms way while getting on or off the bus. Why was it called off? it generated too many citations. Wait, what?!? Initially it would be a revenue generator, then as respect (or fear) built up, the drivers would pay more attention and the tickets would taper off with safer drivers. I know at least one local girl died in this manner, more than died in the county by school shootings in the last ten years.
There are 37000+ high schools in the US. How many have had a real shooting? No, I personally do not count the bullshit numbers being padded in such as a window getting shot by a punk with a BB gun. However for expedience, I will count the data in an unfiltered manner from 01/01/00 to 03/14/18.
There were 268 deaths and 386 injuries. Too many I know, but if you listen to the media and rhetoric then you would think that the number was in four or five digits.
Since the various levels of government have already permitted plenty of infringements to the second amendment, what will a very small amount more hurt right? It isn’t like I am going to pay attention to them. So let’s look at what may have some impact.
Good background checks, that are not as moronic as the no-fly list. There has to be due process to individuals being named. We have enough people listed on the no-fly because their name sounds foreign.
Mandated weapons security, safe, lock, other similar manners to keep arms limited to proper owners.
Illegal immigrants in possession of a firearm, immediate deportation after due process.
I am quite curious why suicide (in any manner) is listed as an “Unintentional Injury Death”. By the very definition of suicide, it is intentional and should not be included on this table. Another oddity in the results was that from 25-64 the leading cause was unintentional poisoning. No ideas there yet, but I found it notable.
By a guest writer (not sure how he would prefer the by line)
Can we play a game called Reality Check for a moment? Everyone’s flipping a bitch about modern gun laws and how what the forefathers used were muskets so the rules need to change, blah blah blah… same discussion we have every time there is a shooting…
You know how the Americans started with muskets? So did the military. Every bit of weapon tech their military had, so did the citizens. Hell, sometimes even children were used to operate cannons. Gun laws are stricter now than ever, so don’t try to blame them all of a sudden because we have more psychos than ever. (Not that I want to see the average yankee-doodle dickhead with a F-16)
Over 1,500 people are killed every year by stabbing but you don’t see anyone screaming and crying about it.
Thousands freeze to death because they are homeless and you couldn’t share that 3rd or 4th spare room or people with multiple homes couldn’t open some space for them.
The whole world is effected by you and your wastefulness, but you think that buying little eco-bags or only using certain products will help the environment; never thinking that your biggest problem is that you never say no to yourself. This will kill a LOT of people from the cumulative effects from the environmental damage: lack of pollinators, soil erosion, soil and water toxification, these leading to areas that are already in poverty and rely on their agriculture for survival losing their one source of food and income.
You are only raising a fit about this is because you are scared, you don’t give a fuck about anything else but yourself and those directly in your bubble… don’t try to pull one over because it is in your “compassion”. If you want shit to change, change what YOU are doing.
Plant a tree, hug a stranger, be happy, and don’t fucking worry about what everyone else is doing. Just make the world a happier place to exist in and this shit will happen less.
Laws do not change the hearts of men, but the hearts of men change the world.
There was a number of years where I was a proponent of building a wall to secure our Southern border. Over the years, I have read and discussed the subject more.
My position on the matter has shifted somewhat. I still see the need for the wall, but not as a budgetary priority.
Having an understanding that the numbers of those slipping over the border are not as great as those that are overstaying their visas. Since I work in an industry of numbers, I feel that it is important to follow my brain here more than my heart or gut.
Does this change my position on deportation? No, not in the least. (Watch for a follow-up post on Dreamers)
I would rather see the financing for the war on drugs (as a tangent, legalize marijuana on a national level) being diverted to the enforcement of immigration law.
While the wall has value, the tremendous cost is not one that we can afford. The GOP wants it. With the stiff tax cuts, they have fucked us over to the point that we cannot pay for it. Perhaps when we have our finances under control, we can construct sections of the wall in areas that badly need it.
I have to wonder how fuqtarded that the GOP voters were that actually believed the Orangatard when he said that Mexico was going to pay for it. I know that not all did, but they sure were vocally in support of the idea. Former Mexican President had put it pretty well:
“TRUMP, when will you understand that I am not paying for that fucken wall. Be clear with US tax payers. They will pay for it.”
So, apparently I am a real problem child for Facebook. I may be on a watch list at this point.
It may be important for those that post content such as this to protect themselves a bit more by changing the hash values for the files that we post. What is a hash value? It is basically a mathematical value derived by analyzing the file itself. They are like fingerprints for an image. One of the easiest ways to change the hash value is to use the windows snipping tool to take a shot of the image but make one of the edges slightly smaller. then you can paste it to Facebook. The image will look the same, but will be mathematically night and day.