Warehouse concerns

Here’s my thoughts on this whole thing. It’s your choice to ignore what I say, or to read it. Completely up to you.

Holding back the ocean with a broom. It’s a silly, old saying. It’s quite apt as a parable here however. Your words are the broom, the ocean is change, and Amazon is just the current wave in front of us. Like a broom and the ocean, there’s nothing that can be said to prevent the project. At this stage, even a lawsuit will only work to hinder progress.

However, before ground breaking, there were words said. When it mattered. Those who spoke up had many changes made to the plans. Honestly, these changes should had been implemented from the beginning by the designers. Some of the notable changes made to the plans is the addition of a high living barrier (dirt wall with plants), trailer parking and warehouse docks on the interstate side of the warehouse, and traffic restrictions for trucks entering and leaving the warehouse.

I joking commented earlier about wanting the area to be a pig farm. (I love bacon, ham, porkchops) The absolute stench a pig farm would produce would be terrible. However, until Amazon became interested in the area, there was a high potential for the land to be used for agricultural uses. Mind you, the city would not had allowed a pig farm there, I’m certain. But that being said, there are worse things which could exist there than a warehouse.

Yes, from my understanding, there was a sign placed on the property indicating the arrival of a Publix. However, I happen to know that Publix never had any solid plans of building at that location. Their interested waned greatly due to new housing “crash” – Their interest was based on the developing and growing area, which ceased for quite a while. Publix also has a long standing habit of pulling out of a project if their name is attached without their consent. This is doubly so if their interest in a parcel or building is not solid. The sign itself may have been enough for them to withdraw their considerations.

As far as traffic is concerned – there will be two types: commercial/delivery and employee. From my understanding, the commercial and truck traffic will be using an entrance much closer to interstate, but still on the main through-way. Employee traffic will be routed to the entrance at the end of the residential feeder. There may be the occasional vehicle at that intersection throughout the day, but most of the employee traffic will be during 3 or 4 times a day. Trucks will probably be leaving and entering at all hours. They’re actually not as loud as people think, and won’t be disturbing anyone’s sleep.

Consider for a moment that Publix had built a store and retail center at that area. This would cause a constant and continual flow of traffic for most of the day. Consumers entering and leaving at all hours of day. Trucks and delivery vehicles would still exist (albeit not at the same quantity) and there would be no traffic restrictions preventing residential roads from becoming a through-way for those shoppers. There’s the possibility of an alcohol serving restaurant, or even a bar existing at that strip mall. Now, there’s a high potential of drunk drivers on these roads, which lead to our communities. Roads where big trucks won’t be driving. Personally, I say that’s a win for the area. Employees won’t be driving inebriated.

Let’s talk about the economics real quick. The sale of the land, lots of taxes to the county and City. Yearly taxable income. 500 new jobs (say 10% are filled by transfers, that’s still 450) This has already resulted in another parcel being considered for commercial building – so yet more taxes, more employees. $15 per hour wages. Ok, so let’s consider the work those employees will be doing, and the conditions in which they’re doing it. Warehouse workers are the new coal miners, the new boilermakers, the new high-rise riveters and steel workers. It’s a job not for everyone. Extremely physically demanding. Very mentally draining. There’s going to be a lot of burn-outs who will look at less stressful positions, even if it means taking a pay cut. But in the mean time, those employees will be living and shopping in the area. They will be spending their money in our home. That’s more taxes, more little stores getting income. That’s the potential for /more/ little stores.

Housing and property valuations. This is a big concern for high end communities. I get that. It’s also quite true that the values of houses will drop slightly. With the amount of employees Amazon will have at this location, there are certain to be new homes in the area built. Older homes purchased. The area will grow. If these homes are high value family residences, that will ultimately bring the value of existing homes and neighborhoods up again. However, if these new constructions are allowed to be dozens upon dozens of low-end or starter homes – I can’t say the values will raise at all. Now, I’m not talking about new neighborhoods of high-end communities, but rather $250-$500k homes. So, it is with that concern that the residents in the area should concentrate. Ensuring that any new developments have stipulations of being mid-level communities. Not just for area housing valuations, but so they are actually affordable by those who will be working at Amazon, and thus will purchase them and live there.

If the area were to have been used for a retail center – Publix or not – it would drive a lower end push for housing in the area. Sub $200k homes. Starter homes. In a few years, they would be sold off to others. There’s no attachment, and thus those neighborhoods would quickly fall into less optimal aesthetics. With Amazon, there is a chance of new neighborhoods being valued higher – both financially and emotionally, and will be better taken care of… and add to the value of existing neighborhoods.

There will be new homes, new commercial, retail and industrial projects in the area. It’s not stoppable. Not unless someone purchases all of the surrounding land. It’s progress (like it or leave it) It is up to us, the stewards of our community, to help shape the direction this growth takes. There will always be things not in our control. There is still plenty which can be done however. We just need to pick the fights we have a chance to win. Having the new construction and businesses make concessions to ease the burden they will put on the area. To compromise on designs to increase the overall happiness of both parties. To help direct the City in area restrictions and code. But it must be done appropriately, at the times and places when it matters, and always with high moral, ethical and legal intentions.

An Open Letter: Healthcare

A reasonably simple solution to help fix healthcare in the US. Not a complete fix, not a miracle. This isn’t some government controlled subsidy or program. Completely private. Maybe there could be some tax breaks for it, or maybe some local gov subsidy, but not Federal.

**In this letter, I speak of Walmart – mainly because it is the largest national chain with the space and resources for such a plan. However, other business may also choose to participate, and in fact some already are. Publix, in Florida has something similar – and indeed, Walmart already does in some locations as well.**

There’s some axioms in this world. One of them is that poor people have bad health coverage and less access to good healthcare. Another is that there are Walmarts within walking distance of most less affluent areas.

Now, before anyone gets upset – I’ve been to a Walmart in Pennsylvania which hosts a clinic in their front mall area. It was a pleasant experience, considering the reason I was there. The clinic was (as of 4 years ago) operated by the local hospital. They operated somewhere between an urgent care and nursing station.

My idea is to have Walmart be encouraged to host these clinics in all of their locations within walking distance of areas in need. Walmart would work with the local health authorities (hospitals and local/state governments) for staffing and operational funding. There are plenty of hospitals, or even doctor associate groups which could provide staffing and funding. This would be beneficial for hospitals to staff, as they would be offloading their emergency room intake for non-critical cases to other areas. The operating entity would then have access to all of their insurance providers, including government health assistance programs.

Walmart could be given a tax break for each location, deducting the square footage from their yearly tax bill. This would encourage both the introduction of the clinic, as well as ensuring it is given plenty of space for operating.

I envision these clinics being able to provide free healthcare to children and possibly the elderly (60+ perhaps), and affordable healthcare for anyone over 16. This would be from minor medical questions (What’s this rash on my leg?) to minor non-emergency wounded. The staff would be able to handle situations such as patients requiring stitches – provided the bleeding is controlled, etc – basically anything that does not require a full tenured doctor. A basic walk-in clinic. These clinics can provide affordable and easy access for vacinations; infection treatements, sprains and bruises.

In some locations, I could see having a “specialization of the day” for medical prevention as well. This could include a women’s health day, men’s health day, Children’s health day, Ear-Nose-Throat day. Having as many different specializations as possible, spread out weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or even seasonally. These would be introductory services, providing resources and referals as needed. These would all be walk-in, first come, first served services.

Business-wise, these would be extensions of the local hospitals or doctors groups. This means any payment method which is accepted by the main business, should also be accepted at these clinics, including cash, insurane and government assistance.

From a sociology perspective, having these clinics in such accessible locations can help to deter infections diseases (flu, stds, etc), provide for a better quality of life for the area, and help to educate the population. Federal, State and Local laws will of course be obeyed, however the ability for people without transportation to be able to have a medical professional take a look at their issue(s) can help to alleviate un-diagnosed and un-treated ailments and conditions. This could be especially beneficial for young adults (and teens) who are sexually active where embarassment factors could prevent treatement otherwise.

Encouraging the wide-spread deployment of public clinics within the Walmart network of stores can greatly increase the overall public health of the country. The CDC can also get more accurate and larger samples of statistics regarding infectious diseases. Over-worked emergency room staff will be able to focus on higher priority cases.

These clinics are intended to fill a void in healthcare accessibility. Where other healthcare options are already plentiful within walking distance of less affluent neighborhoods, these would not be neccisary but still allowable.

I hope this will make it to the eyes of someone much more influential than I and can get this started as a standard operating procedure for retail business.

Yesterday…

I’ve been officially married in the eyes of God, the law, friends and family for five days now. Nothing much has changed. But that’s to be expected – because we have been married to each other for over two years in our own eyes. We made that commitment then, to each other and have lived by it since.

It’s amusing how much has not changed. And how much actually has. The things I would have bet good money on changing after our ceremony are absolutely 100% the same. I’m still a perfectionist, and she is still the perfect person for me.

We’ve spent many units of space time together, traveling through this life with each other in the last 2+ years. We’re each other’s companion, staying side by side through all that life throws at us. She is by far much more my strength than I hers. We have grown together, she has taught me patience that no one else ever has, and has taught me to be calm. Her opinion is the first to matter to me in a long time. Maybe that’s what love is about?

She now refers to me as her husband, and I refer to her as my wife. These are not possessive terms as much as they are self-proclamations of attachment. I attach myself to her when I call her “my wife” – not the other way around. For so long, the left has been shouting wrongness and irrationality at my that I didn’t realize how much they were wrong, and how calling someone “my wife” would affect me positively.

I am not her property, and she is not my property, except that we give ourselves to each other and have bound our lives together, equally and have been acting as husband and wife for 2 years – only now we are legally and socially allowed to use the titles of endearment for which roles we play. Life is good, it is simple, and it is the most complex it has ever been, it is terrifying and exhilarating all at the same time. It’s a hell of a thing, and I’m so happy to be sharing this journey with the woman who calls me husband.

Tomorrow…

Tomorrow is a new day, the end of this week, and the beginning of a couple in the eyes of the government, our families and friends.

I would say in the eyes of God, but we have made our commitment to each other long ago, and that is when, in the eyes of God, we were united as one in what we call a couple. This is when my life truly changed for the better. This is when I told myself I need to step up and be a better man, a better person. It’s been a long journey, emotional battles with myself and various events. My wonderful wife has been there for me in ways I never knew a person could. She has helped me grow and has helped me learn. Meeting her was the best thing I’ve ever done – and it all started with a plugin for a mod of a game made in 2009 by a balding Swedish independent game dev.

So, Tomorrow brings with it legalities, family jests, and hazing from friends. It brings a family together who has been separated far too long, and brings myself into a new family who I’ve already grown to love as my own. It brings the beginning of an annual celebration of our love for each other. Tomorrow is just the first of many of these celebrations, the biggest and the one we wish to share with our friends and family.

The next 4 decades are going to be a hell of a ride, and these passengers are as great accompaniment as any I could ever ask for.

More than a couple, companions through this adventure we call life.

People and Corrupt Beings

When someone has lied to themselves and been lied to so often and so much, and has started to believe those lies as truth, those lies become their truth, which blurs reality, making distinction between two subtle, and sometimes not so subtle differences indistinguishable from the lie itself.
 
Guilt among those who scream that immigrants mustn’t be deported, even though no one other than the left and the media has said they would be deported, is a major cause of their blind ignorance, and a basis for the lies they’re being fed.
 
There are people on this planet who’s sole purpose is to be as disruptive and malicious to society as a whole, that if these people were to all be silenced at once, and prevented from causing the trouble they do not know they are causing, the sheer amount of peace and understanding in the world would be overwhelming. These people may not realize, know or understand they are being this way. In their world, the things they do which are totally destructive to society and those around them, is, in all essential aspects of their life, mind and soul is what they are supposed to do to be a good person. They are “wired” wrong. They are corrupted to a point where there is no hope they can ever be responsible, productive members of any society. No matter what they do, make, or otherwise create – it will have at it’s core the destruction of the thing they are, on the surface, appearing to help, befriend, or otherwise do good for.
 
George Soros is one of these people. One of the most corrupt and evil men on this planet – and yet, if you were to take a shot-glass peek at the things he’s done for this planet, one would believe he is a selfless custodian of this planet. But he’s not. Every ounce of energy he exerts is, regardless of surface appearances, intended to corrupt, dilute, and destroy this planet. He is nothing more than a merchant of chaos and being incapable of truly helping anyone or anything.
 
The world is full of these people. They are incapable of anything but hatred, lies, and dealing with things that destroy rather than create. These people have as their fundamental goal of existence to do as much harm as they possibly can. The truly sad part is that they honestly believe they are doing good. They honestly believe their cause is the best thing for their group, their civilization and society, their country. And they’re just plain wrong.
 
They will take any input given to them, and twist it around, corrupt it, fill it with lies and deceit, and spew it back as if it were verbatim to what others have said. They will accuse any person who argues this, or attempts to point out the faults or attempts to correct them as any negative entity which they feel applies.
 
In this case, these suppresive people, these merchants of chaos, these corrupt souls, they will accuse the rest of the world of being racist, xenophobic, religion-phobic, race-supremacist, etc, without any factual proof or evidence to support their claims, regardless of the proof or evidence which is contrary to their libel and slander. These people are worse than any religious zealot, any radical or extremest. Why? Because they honestly do not know what they are doing is wrong, and have no guidance where as zealots, extremists and radicals are doing what they do because of their beliefs which they knowingly understand and accept.
 
Yes, I’m saying that an Islamic terrorist is a better being than these people. They come in all shapes, sizes, colors, nationalities, and political affiliations. And who knows, maybe I’ve got it all wrong and those people who have diametrically opinions and views to me are right and are doing the best for the planet and I’m the one whom is described above. I highly doubt that though.
 
So yeah, when You tell someone “Illegal Alien” and they reply “immigrant” – You can be assure you’re either talking to a dumb-ass, or someone as I described above. Either way, I hope life is just that much better for you!

Black Rifle Coffee

I’ve been drinking coffee instead of soda for a little more than a month. I’ve been using milk/half&half/cream and splenda/stevia/equal in my coffee. I’ve gotten to where I don’t need the dairy any more, and use less sweetener now, only enough to take away the bitter taste from the coffee.
 
I found out about Black Rifle Coffee Company a week or so ago. I found out they’re Vet owned and more so the owner has a plan to hire 10k more Vets. I don’t like donating to charities, where only a fraction of donations go to the cause. That’s why when I found out BRCC is Vet owned, I wanted to buy some of their coffee, so I can help contribute to a betterment for US Vets, directly.
 
And you know what – it’s the best damned coffee I’ve had. No dairy, no sweeteners. Just black coffee. It don’t taste burned, it’s not bitter, and in fact actually has a hint of sweetness. We (The girlfriend and I) bought a bag of V-Tac Berzerker
 
Now, I’m no coffee connoisseur, but I’ve had a good variety over the last month alone, and have been drinking coffee on and off for 15 years or so. We bought a bag of whole bean, and I, having never ground coffee before, ended up grinding it super fine. Apparently, this is an espresso ground what I did. And just amazing. This is still, by far, the best coffee I’ve made or drank.
 
And no, I’ve not been asked to, offered anything to, or am paid to write this review. I’m just seriously pleased with what these people are doing with their company and with their product.
 
I’ve been drinking Cafe` Du Monde (CDM) coffee with chicory, with a slight bit of stevia to soften the bitter. WaWa has moved into town here, and I’ve been drinking their Vienna and Cuban coffee too. This, coupled with Walmart not carrying CDM, we chose a canister of Cafe Bustelo coffee. It’s close to WaWa’s Cuban coffee, and is also finely ground (which is something I didn’t realize until after I “goofed” with the v-tac) Though it’s a good coffee, it’s nothing compared to BRCC’s V-tac. Folgers and Maxwell House are absolute crap to me now, and would only drink these in lack of other options.
 
I’ll be ordering more from BRCC later, for special occasions and as a “treat” drink. The CDM lasts me about a week per brick, while the V-Tac could last me maybe 10 days, as I brew it less strong than the CDM. Buying bags of beans for every day drinking would be OK, but I don’t want to get completely spoiled and not be able to drink any other coffee. However, At $13 a bag, it’s a bit more expensive than the $4.50/brick I’m paying for CDM, so almost literally 3 times the price. BRCC may be more expensive than the cheap stuff I drink, but the quality is infintely greater, and the price is comparable to other 12oz bags of beans from other companies that don’t provide the same quality (Starbucks, etc)
 

Anyways, if you want a damned fine cup of coffee – head over to Black Rifle Coffee Co. and pick a roast that sounds good to you. I’m certain you won’t be disappointed. If you want to be spoiled and unable to drink diner coffee any more, buy enough to make BRCC your main drink at home, and nothing else will ever do.

Black Rifle Coffee V-Tac Berzerker
Copyright Black Rifle Coffee Co (I think, used without permission. Get over it, or ask me nicely to remove and I will)

Safe Spaces, Entitlements & The Internet

First off if you think I’m going to denounce any violence and negativity on the internet, you can alt-f4 right now.
[EDIT: I would like to say here that this article does not target groups of people for being different, or endorse hate for these groups, only that there is more than enough room for improvement from everyone, and these are the areas where improvement can be made. ~Jeremy]

I am sick and tired of hearing about safe spaces.  Get over it.  The world is inherently NOT your friend.  This is doubly true online.  Social Media / Social networking is a scam.  There is nothing social about it.  Unless that’s truly how degraded the world has become that people saying things with ambiguity and or even of no relation to any subject for which butt-hurt bubble children are offended can be taken as a threat of the end of the world.  Yeah, about that too, You might be that important to you, but until You make yourself that important to everyone else, by works and actions, You’re simply not important.  You are not the world and you never will be if you don’t get out of the cardboard box that you pretend is an ivory tower.

I don’t care what you uncle has done to you.  I don’t care what sexuality you have.  I don’t care if you feel like a woman stuck in a man’s body.  But when you shove it in my face, damn straight I’m going to fight back.  Safe spaces.  What a load of bull crap.  When I was a kid, my safe space was in my mom’s arm.  That stopped when I was about 8 years old.  Am I butt hurt about it?  No!  Why? Because that’s the natural, healthy thing for a child.  Being coddled well into adulthood is absolute nonsense and needs to stop.  You need to grow the fuck up and stop acting like a spoiled little bastard.

Queer, Fagot, Gay.  Words which had nothing, historically, to do with homosexuallity and the sexually deviant.  But now, – OH but now, this will most certainly be the first post I’ve made that will have comments on it.  Why? Because I said those three words.  Again, get over it and grow up.  Here’s some definitions for you to learn:

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queer
kwir/
adjective
adjective: queer; comparative adjective: queerer; superlative adjective: queerest
  1. 1.
    strange; odd.
    “she had a queer feeling that they were being watched”
    antonyms: normal
    • Britishinformaldated
      slightly ill.

verb

informal
verb: queer; 3rd person present: queers; past tense: queered; past participle: queered; gerund or present participle: queering
  1. 1.
    spoil or ruin (an agreement, event, or situation).
    “Reg didn’t want someone meddling and queering the deal at the last minute”

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fag·ot
ˈfaɡət/
noun
noun: faggot; plural noun: faggots; noun: fagot; plural noun: fagots
  1. a bundle of sticks or twigs bound together as fuel.
    • a bundle of iron rods bound together for reheating, welding, and hammering into bars.

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Full Definition of gay

  1. 1 a :  happily excited :  merry <in a gay mood> b :  keenly alive and exuberant :  having or inducing high spirits <a bird’s gay spring song>

  2. 2 a :  bright, lively <gay sunny meadows> b :  brilliant in color

  3. 3 :  given to social pleasures; also :  licentious

  4. 4 a :  homosexual <gay men> b :  of, relating to, or used by homosexuals <the gay rights movement> <a gay bar>

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I don’t give a shit if these words offend you when I use them.  As long as I use these words in a respectful way with an intention of a proper definition and without being derogatory, then you’re being offended over nothing.  Or more so, over English Language.  Notice how there are many other definitions for each word?  Yeah, probably not because you’re lacking a proper education.  I’m sorry that you’ve been failed as a child,  but you’re an adult now and need to take responsibility for yourself.  Stop trying to dictate your lifestyle and your idiocy upon everyone else.

Now I suppose that if you, the reader are still with me,  You are either educated enough to not be offended, or you’re super pissed off right now and are thinking of ways to harm me or my reputation in a legal way, or possibly illegal way.  What ever, do what you feel like.  I’ve said my peace.

Does this mean I inherently hate the homosexual community?  NO.  It don’t.  It means I’m fucking tired of people pushing their own bullshit on me because they feel like that my sole existence is offensive to them.  And I’ve done not a damned thing to be offensive, other than be alive.  If you feel so insecure that you need to run away from me to be in a safe space, then you need to stay off the internet.

Oh, but you’re a LBGTSA what ever other letters you want to add to that, programmer and exist on the internet?  Well, This is part of the real world now. Pull up your pants (or your skirt I guess, guys), grow up and DEAL WITH IT.  You think us straight normal people don’t have shit to deal with?  We’ve got retarded assholes that can’t handle somewhat stressful situations complaining that they’re entitled to being treated better than everyone else.  And not all of them are homosexual or trans.

I have stress in my own life.  I’m working to build myself as an income generating person (i.e. Not working for anyone else, but solely for myself) And that’s fucking hard.  Am I screaming at society, saying that I’m entitled to have things because I am me?  No.  Would society laugh in my face and tell me to go away?  Most assuredly, Yes.  Why?  Because society does not intend to support me when I am a capable and able person.  That’s just the most recent stress.  How about all the unfinished things I’ve got around the house?  Family members being in hospitals, and others going through shit that would make you take a shotgun to your face – And doing with as much grace and gratitude as is possible in their positions. That wears on me – but I’m not begging society to keep me safe from the facts that death happens.  I can’t help these people, I’m not God, except in my own special little world where I wake up from every morning.

Do you know what I am entitled to?  I am entitled to being allowed to live.  I am entitled to being allowed to make my own way in this world.  I am entitled to breath the air, drink the water and shit.  That’s all.  Everything else society has come together and said, “You know, it would be nice if we had cleaner, cooler air in our homes; to have clean water delivered on call to our homes; to have waste removal and processing so we don’t live in feces”  And because of society, we have these things.

And it just occurred to me that these man-child people don’t know what society is.  It is not a thing.  It is not government.  It is not some person in office dictating errata.  No!  Society is all of us.  It is the largest group of people to exist.  We are in an age of global society.  But we still have national societies, broke up into smaller groups right down to that society called family.

Here’s another definition for you, this time specific to the definition for which I am using:
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so·ci·e·ty
səˈsīədē/
noun
noun: society

  1. 1.
    the aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community.
    “drugs, crime, and other dangers to society”
    synonyms: the community, the (general) public, the people, the population;

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This is something I feel has been lost in general.

I do have to apologize for this post as I have allowed myself to be emotionally driven to write this.  As such, there may be errors in grammar and use of words I would otherwise not have used in a post on BluntAboutIt.com – This said, I am not going back to edit this and truly hope that those who are offended by this post may learn something from the words I have written and become less obsessed with being offended and maybe, just maybe, get pissed off enough to stop trying to hide from society and the responsibilities of being a member thereof.  Safe Space, Entitlement, The fuck is this? Nazi Germany?  Get over it. You’re not being hunted down like Jews in the holocaust and you’re not getting shit for just being.  The same as I get nothing for just being.

~Jeremy

Bae is Bæ

So I seen this on Facebook this morning, which prompted me to write this post:
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However, what many people don’t know is that Bæ is short for Bæet – Danish for feces.
And of course, most people don’t bother with the æ character any more unless in Denmark.
SO, You’re calling your girlfriend/boyfriend shit.  And you expect that relationship to be full of respect and longevity?  It’s amazing you’re even mature enough to not run away screaming “cooties!” and that you have someone who willingly admits to and does share their life with you is astonishing.  Especially when you sit there and call them bodily excrement every day.

OH Wait, I know.  You’re not calling them shit, are you?  You’re just that damned lazy that you can’t be  bothered to say all of the sounds of the word “babe” – Which, I have to say deserves a slap in the face and a kick in the ass.  Too lazy to say words properly?  Or too little respect for the other person to give them the effort of actually finishing a word?  I can completely understand this coming from the ghettos, where the average education is 5th grade, and the average IQ is still less than the average income.

And now, if you’re still reading, you’re asking yourself as to what allows me (the author) to be so judgmental.  Or maybe you’re smarter than that and are wanting to just see what else I’ve got to say.  Well, first I’ve got an education.  I’ve got a superior IQ.  Generally the only time I’m lazy with my written and verbal vocabulary variance is vexing vitiation of vestige votary vernacular.
(At this time, even I ask myself, what’s with all the V words? Because Vendetta.)

So the next time you turn to your significant other, and you start to say “babe” – don’t be retarded, do finish the word.

India and the 1930s?

Seriously, did India not exist in the 30s? Where were they when Hitler was causing havoc throughout Europe?
I just seriously don’t know.  Is “SS Youth *” not offensive to anyone other than myself?

India's SS Youthfest?
India’s SS Youthfest?

I don’t know exactly what this is.  I found it on shehasallapam.com, which appears to be either an Indian self-hating forum, or a Pakistani forum for hating on India.  Now, to be completely blunt: WHAT IN THE HALF ACRE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STYX ARE THESE PEOPLE THINKING!?  I just can’t express myself properly and keep a PG-13 rating.  And I’m not even Jewish.  I just don’t like stupid people doing stupid things, and “SS Youth Festival”… is pretty stupid.

If anyone knows more about this, as I refuse to try to navigate their website (is it hosted on a 33.6 Kbps dialup modem?) And can’t read the language.  Not a failure on my part, I’m not capable of being truly omnipotent.
Now, normally I wouldn’t make a full post out of something like this, but I am still building content for BluntAboutIt.

Setting the tone

So I have been indecisive about the first post I would write for BluntAboutIt.com
That was until earlier today when I found out something rather interesting.  I had to do a bit of research, and unfortunately I have only inconclusive answers due to various legal protections preventing penetration of a perpetual proof picture, plus personal principles.  What I am referring to is an act which I find amusing, but more so, see tells of deeper understandings and the twisting of the future as though it were play dough.  The, as far as I can tell legal, acquisition and implementation of Jeb Bush’s http://jebbush.com domain to redirect to https://www.donaldjtrump.com/ – clicking either will take you to the same page, an over saturated CloudFlare proxy of Donald Trump’s website, complete with campaign propaganda.  That is if it will load properly.  Of course, this may change at any time, and though currently we’re all having a bit of a chuckle at this – at least if you’re not a Jeb Bush supporter, it may be returned to Jeb.  I speculate that Jeb had lost track of the domain, and allowed it to lapse.  Now, I may be mistaken, but from what I’ve learned is that once a domain name expires, the registrar usually holds it for a period of time after expiration where the name cannot be registered by another party.  This is to allow for the domain to be re-registered by the previous owner, for a clean-up stage where URLs, email addresses and servers may be shut down to prevent unwanted attention, and for administrative purposes.  The point is that the domain name would have not been responsive for website, redirect or email (or any other service the domain may have been used to point to) would have been inaccessible.  And not just for an hour or a day, but generally for a month or longer.

I was at one point, as being a Florida native and of impressionable age when Jeb was Governor of the state, a supporter of his.  But at this point, how could I trust this man with my Nation, my Country, my protectors in uniform if he can’t keep a domain named after himself from expiry?