FedEx

As a society inundated by international trade, consumerism and online shopping, we require the services of transport and delivery agencies.  We expect in return for our patronage, a qualified individual which will promptly, safely and unabashedly handle, transport and deliver our items, goods and packages.  However, in the era when burger flippers want $15 an hour, these people saddled with the responsibility of potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars of merchandise refuse to be so gentle and humble.  It seems there is a continuing downward trend of work ethics in many industries in the United States.  Between liberals wanting an unqualified exchange for services, Immigrants/migrants taking jobs Americans could otherwise have, and outsourcing of jobs to other countries, it’s no wonder work ethics are on a drastic decline. That, I feel is why this happened to me today.

Now, I’ve taken the time to write this up – this is partly due to my complete and unsatisfied annoyance at this FedEx driver.  However, I couldn’t concentrate on my work if I tried to.  I’m left with feelings of confusion, anger, betrayal and cannot focus on anything but these events.  Thankfully  there was no visible damage to the packaging, however, I have yet to fully inspect the product and am unsure if it is broken.

The events occurred about 10 O’clock am, 30 November 2016 in Florida.

I’m sitting at my desk, next to a front-facing window where I can hear the door bell and see the road/driveway.  I hear my doorbell ring, and look out the window to see a FedEx van. As I go down the stairs to retrieve my package, I see nothing sitting on the front patio through the front door windows. Thinking maybe it’s not the package I was expect but something much smaller, I opened the door and looked around – nothing.  So I look at the FedEx truck, and see the driver removing a hand truck.  At this point, new package excitement is gently jogging through my veins.  (You know the feeling, it’s almost like Christmas morning as a child, but you already know what you’re getting)

I asked the man “Hey, what’s up?” being my southern polite self.  He responded with “I’ve got a big package for you, might want to go through the garage, yeah?” This found me at odds.  Why does a delivery driver care how I move my package from outside to inside? Why would the garage help at all, it has the same size door into the house as the front door? Does this guy want to scope out my garage!? It’s none of his business what’s in my garage.  So I tell him, no and that it’s going to the front door.  He insisted again I open the garage.  At this point I tell him unconditionally “You asked me a question, I answered it. It’s not going in the garage, it’s going to the front door.” Still trying to remain polite, but firm in my response.  I know it’s quite possible he didn’t understand me previously and wanted to make sure he understand what I was saying.

At this point, I’m beginning to get annoyed however.  I shouldn’t be out in my driveway discussing where my package is to be delivered.  There are no instructions and the defacto default of “Front door area” should be his main concern.  I should not have had to request this, nor require it from him.  I was not asking for anything out of the unusual, or anything potentially dangerous, illegal, illicit or otherwise wrong.  However, I’m willing to brush it off as maybe I’m misunderstanding him.  Well, his next words made it very clear to me that he should not be working the job he’s working.  Maybe he’s normally a really nice, well meaning and centered and balanced person.  Today, however he was not.

As I stood in my driveway, considering the ethics of this man, pondering his fascination with my garage and why he wouldn’t have chosen to simply drop off my package as any other normal package, I watched.  Indeed, I watched this man, who for no other reason than not getting his way, began to through a tantrum in front of me.  I watched him throw one small package (literally, throw, though possibly more of a toss) back into the truck, and then forcefully shove another, larger package (Quite possibly someone’s new LCD TV, I didn’t get a chance to read the box clearly, however the image appeared to be of a TV) off the top of what I quickly realized what the package being delivered to me.  He did this with such force the package audibly bounced off of something towards the front of the van (I could not see what it hit) and cause what sounded like several other packages to fall off stacks and racks.

When I was done being shocked by this man’s behavior with other people’s property, which they presumably worked for the money in which they paid for these items, he spoke again.  And his words damn near floored me.

“Are you going to give me a hand with this?” – as if I was in any way expected to help this man perform the normal duties of his position as a FedEx delivery driver.  At this point, I lost it. I completely and utterly lost it. However with the help of my girlfriend over the last year, I have been learning to better control my actions, words and thoughts towards situations which otherwise boil my blood.  So, I found “it” again.  At least for one sentence.  So I calmly, yet very firmly, and with a hint of agitation told him “No, I will not. That is your job.” And began to walk inside.  His response was then “Yeah, ok, but I’m not responsible for this!” – and this is where the only way I would not have lost my composure was if God himself would have come down out of the heavens and slapped this man silly.  Perhaps I was a bit liberal with my vocabulary, perhaps I was a bit rude, perhaps this person needed a blunt and crass response from a customer to wake him up.  Regardless, what I said was said, and was said out of anger and dissatisfaction with this man’s service.  Maybe it isn’t as dramatic as that.  My reply, and I honestly feel like I still did a good job controlling myself.  Had I been from California, I may have opted to take a squat and sling fecal matter at this man. Instead I yelled at him these words “Yes, you fucking are, it’s your fucking job!” I proceeded to enter my house, and lock the door and yell profanities because I didn’t want to end up with the Sheriff’s office visiting me.

As I walk up the stairs in the foyer, and watch as he begins to throw my package around into my bushes, on the concrete pad and otherwise be as abusive as he can be, I feel the urge to yell at him more, however I don’t.  Rather than continue to cause issue, I stand in the stair well, waiting for him to walk back to his van, so I can go outside to retrieve my package.  As I open the door, he looks around the back of the van at me and calls me an asshole.  After moving my package into the house, I turn around flick him off and close my door, locking it.

Was my actions completely social? No. Should I have perhaps behaved more socially? That’s what is generally agreed upon.  However, this man should not have called me out, should not have put me in that position, and should not have his job any longer.  Unfortunately I do not have this man’s name, nor vehicle number.  However, Enrique over at @FedExHelp on Twitter, did ask me for more information.  I have supplied this and yet have no answer as to what they will be doing.  Below is a screenshot of the request I received from @FedExHelp.  My hopes began to brighten when I seen these requests, however after almost half an hour without a response to the information I provided, I feel the reach-out was more of a reach-around and “good will gesture” with an end result of no one doing anything about this situation, or this employee.
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I do hope FedEx can make this right. I also hope my plants were not irrevocably harmed, my item not damaged internally, or for the sake of others that the packages which were abused by this man were also delivered unbroken.

UPDATE:
FedEx has escalated to station management, who will be calling me in a couple of hours.
Thank You Enrique!

(I will continue to update as pertinent)

What the Future Brings…

I don’t even know where to begin, other than with: Trump!

I know a lot of you reading this don’t like Trump, didn’t vote Trump and want to hate on Trump – but really, there’s no reason to. You are in as much control of your life as you have always been, and will continue to be. There’s no reason to fear the coming transfiguration of America in many aspects. These will all be for the better, or at the least be reconciled when Trump leaves office in 8 years. We will raise above the oppressions of minority groups beating down the average American. We will regain a semblance of civility in our schools, workplaces and streets. The society of America is about to bloom and set forth something great that will last for generations! Is Trump going to do all of this? No! The American People are! Trump is a totem for all Americans to get behind and scream for the common beliefs we all want and need. He is our guiding light in times of trouble – not just for those who follow, but for ALL Americans!
 
Trump may be President, but socially, he is much more. Like him, hate him, he is still the figure head to rile up ourselves to push for the better tomorrow for us All.
 
We would never get this without violence with Hillary Clinton. The American People would most definitely speak, however the noise would be echoed through the streets by rifle barrels, not bullhorns.
 
Trump is the person we need right now. He, for everything standing for him, and for which he stands, may not be the most savory, or the most wanted – but it is just the right amount to push everyone to wanting something better in life for all of us. We will have many working with him to fix this country in ways the politicians and big industry never wanted. We will have working outside of his White House, those who want social, economic and political reforms for the better.
 
It is this time that we will stare deep into our souls and ask what we really want, and hopefully to ask what is best for our Nation. Trump is going to be our leader, but it is us, the American People, who will stand up, rise above the negativity, the hate, and Shine Bright and show the world WE WILL BE THE BEST DAMNED NATION ON THIS PLANET ONCE AGAIN!

Amendment 1 rebuttal to the LoWV-PC

This is in response to a Letter in Lakeland, Fl’s The Ledger newspaper;

Let’s give the solar industry a fair shake in the Florida’s energy marketplace. On Nov. 8, vote no on Amendment 1.

Amendment 1 is supported by large utility companies who rely on fossil fuels for generating energy. Solar energy is becoming more competitive and will be a valid alternative in just a few years. It is good for the consumer and the environment.

Utility companies are threatened by solar energy because they know that solar is cheaper and is an unlimited source of energy. They also know that it is the wave of the future. Any consumer can produce their own energy.

For more information on Amendment 1, read former Republican state senator from Lakeland and State League of Women Voters member, Paula Dockery’s Sept. 25 syndicated column, “Don’t fall for utility-backed Amendment 1.”

The utilities proposed language in the amendment to make it appear that it protects consumers, when in fact it protects the power company’s monopoly. Voting for Amendment 1 will give away an important right we as consumers have to generate our own power. Remember, Floridians are already entitled to solar generation, and the solar industry already has all the same protections every other home installation products do.

Representatives from Florida’s political parties are united in opposition to Amendment 1 along with the Christian Coalition, League of Women Voters and the Sierra Club.

Don’t let the powerful few ignore the choice of the many. Exercise your democratic right: vote no on Amendment 1.

Salma Nawlo
Trudy Corry Rankin

Co-Presidents
Polk County League of Women Voters
Lakeland

This honestly sounds like an argument where you don’t want it because it would remove the potential of a socialistic subsidy mechanism.  If I don’t own or lease solar equipment, why should I be required to help pay for yours?  You have provided nothing more than “Big Electric is bad, don’t vote on 1” – well, how exactly is Big Electric bad?  Because they’ve increased the cost per-watt?  That’s supply and demand my dears.  That’s Capitalism at it’s finest.  We demand more electrical power, more continual up time, more stable power – and yet we expect this all to be for pennies per watt?  That is socialism, and a poor example for all.

Amendment 1 will lead to companies like TECO, FPL and Lakeland Electric to provide leased equipment to Florida residential properties to supplement their electrical production.  Do you know what that means?  That means those fossil-fuel eating machines, otherwise known as Power Plants, will be using less fuel as the distributed network of solar panels which will produce not just power for the houses they are attached to, but will feed excess back into the grid.  So how is this bad again?  Do you believe that for some reason TECO or FPL or Lakeland Electric will suddenly have that much more control over your pitiful existence? I say pitiful because your life is nothing but the blink in a century.  However, your children’s children, and their children will remain long after you and I are nothing but dust and worm food.  Don’t you at least consider the possibility that making it easier for our society to move away from fossil fuels – EVEN AT THE HANDS OF THE BIG BAD ELECTRIC COMPANIES, is a good thing for our future generation?

Of course you don’t.  Why? Because you’re stuck in your ways; you want to blame companies for your own person choices – yeah, you know, running the AC in the middle of January instead of opening the windows?  You want to blame someone else, and you want to hoot and holler about how the companies that have helped in one of the most fundamental ways the technological advancements of this planet so that when things go wrong, which is always likely, you can sit back and with a smug grin on your face say “I told you so”

Well, here’s the thing.  Without this amendment, we can sit back and wait for solar power to maybe one day catch on.  And we’ll sit there and hope that our bills don’t get jacked up because three people in the neighborhood have purchased new solar panels.  Perhaps we’ll even be lucky and won’t have to pay for our neighbor’s choices.  But it’s a possibility, and one I don’t much appreciate.  We don’t have the choice to abstain from paying, by way of fees and bill increases, for what others produce, and with Amendment 1, we will be protected from that.

However, you’re too short sighted, and I don’t blame you, to see the long haul plan, the big picture.  Amendment 1 will protect the utilities as well, and this is OK – because once they’re more protected, they’re more likely to offer solar panel leasing to commercial & residential buildings where we will not only benefit from solar power in our own businesses and homes, but also contribute to the national grid (Yes, even 1 extra watt per household in Florida will help bring down costs all across the nation – that’s one of the wonderful things about our national grid) This is Economics 100.

Perhaps before you start shouting buzzwords and propagating hate for the companies that keeps your Starbucks iced mocha cold, and your showers hot, you should do some real research and perhaps actually educate yourself regarding these things.  The real key to voting wisely is to be educated on not just the bill, but the subject for which the bill is proposing a change.  In this case; Electrical production, Utilities laws, Solar technology and legislation, and basic economics.

If after doing real research and considering the real implications (not just the short term, but long into the future as well) – if you still want to vote “No” on Amendment 1, that is your right and I applaud you for exercising that right as you see fit!  But please do so responsibly.

I have researched these subjects, and the literature of Amendment 1 to the best of my ability, however, it is still possible I missed, or misunderstood something.  I do not encourage anyone to use my word as doctrine regarding decisions that must be made by each of us.

The Last POTUS

I’ve determined that it does not matter at all which person is elected into office of the President of the United States of America. Our society has declined to a point where there is no longer any recourse for our actions and that there is only two possible routes out: Total annihilation of our current working government and a rebuild based on original concepts; or the continued dwindling downturn of our government and society to a point in which we are living in a society that is more reminiscent of 1984 rather than 2001: A Space Odyssey. And with this, we are left with three choices: Prolong our current suffering for at least 4 more years, cement our dwindling decline, or plant our flag firmly in the ground and stand tall as we demolish the corruption and build anew.
 
I don’t know about you, but all three of those choices scare the ever loving fuck out of me. And what’s worse is, we have no idea which player is the catalyst for which events.
 
There is another way, but it is long and difficult. And that is to provide a recourse for our society to emerge victorious over itself and to become a better people than we have been. There will be those who fight us, those who insist that their way is right and our way is wrong. But those people will do everything in their power to prevent progress towards a more survivable state whilst doing nothing of their own to further a better situation for this country. Even those who’s actions seem to be causing distress, if their end goal is the betterment of our society, they are not working against us. It is those whom have actions completely detrimental to the actions needed for a successful transition back to the positive. This may take years, decades even – but I fear if it takes too long, the efforts would be in vein.
 
There isn’t a single candidate I honestly feel represents the whole of our country. And the day we have such a candidate, is the day we should shoot the man. The United States is a country that is not one people, but many people, who have come together to represent this nation as one people. There is no single person however that can say they represent every one of us. We do not need, nor would we ever want that. Germany had that once, and they are still suffering from that mistake, as are large numbers of others. Representation is not what the Presidency is about – Leadership and decision making is.
 
We, The People, cannot self govern. There are too many of us, too many groups and sub groups and cliques and niches that we require a funneling structure of responsibility who can make the best decisions for the entire Nation, whilst not hindering or hampering efforts of progress for any smaller group within. This is why we have government. Until the day our society is above all material objects and possessions, until we are beyond running our lives emotionally, and until we no longer hold on to this physical world – we will require a group of responsible people to help guide and steer this unwieldy bus we call America.
 
Hang on guys and gals, I don’t know who our driver will be, but I assure you the road ahead is full of pot-holes, wash-outs and patches. We’re in for one hell of a wild ride!

Lesser of two evils

I know several people who will be voting for alternatives, rather than for Democrat or Republican. That’s OK. But honestly, This is still a two party system, and I’ll be damned if I allow my vote to allow that cunt be our first female President. There’s plenty of women I would be OK with as our first female President. Even some I would vote for. There’s too many libtard cock-strong democrats to use this election cycle to make a point about not liking either candidate.

Perhaps if enough people had chosen not to vote for the third guy and instead would have voted for McCain in 08 or Romney in ’12 – we wouldn’t have Obama ruining this nation. I know Trump seems like a horrible candidate – and he is. But he’s also the better of the two, and realistically there is only two candidates. So voting for the third guy may be a great way to boycott the elections without saying you didn’t vote. But where will that honestly lead us? To a large portion of the nation saying “Don’t blame me, I voted for the third guy!”

What are the negatives of Trump?
He’s going to ruin a large portion of foreign diplomacy. Ok, who cares? I would rather have allies on the edge who are worth being friendly to than allies who are going to infiltrate our country and rot us out from the inside.

He’s going to build a wall. Ok, well, here’s something you probably don’t know – the fucking thing was approved long ago. he’s only going to ensure there is funding for it. Don’t hate him for something that has already been approved.

He’s going to cause racial tensions in this country to rise. This is another one I hear a lot of. Maybe this is so – but only because of the BLM [redacted] who demand to be gods, and the cockroaches that swam across the river illegally will make a lot of noise. Those socially respectable black Americans and legal immigrants are voting for Trump. Hell, even a large portion of educated and affluent Latinos.

He’s going to set women’s suffrage back. Maybe so – but honestly, that’s a whole group of people who have gone and done too damned much. Equality? Bullshit. Those whores don’t want equality, they want to be superior. Most educated, respectable, working women who have more than a gram of brain cells know better than to think this is true. You should too.

You know what, I could go on about this – but every fucking thing he can possibly do wrong, has already been getting done wrong. Furthermore, anything he breaks, we’ll be able to fix in 8 years when his successor takes office.

The thing is, Trump will fix our economy. Maybe not right away, but he’s going to get shit done.

“we need more jobs” – no, we need less illegals taking our jobs. We need to be able to say “Oh, you’re not allowed to work in the US? Let me give a call to Immigration, to get things straightened out”
“we need more equality” – no, you need equality. Being superior is not equality. If you want true equality, you’ll shut up and take responsibility for yourself, your actions and you life and stop blaming the rest of the country for your miserable conditions. This applies to racial, religious and gender groups. Oh, and to economic groups as well.

How about increasing the value of the dollar, not increasing the dollar given per hour of shit work. McDonalds has it right – they’re moving away from human employees all together. The technology is there where a single McDonalds “manager” can maintain and operate a store single handed. From automated fryers and grills to automated cashiers. Why? Because it’s more profitable to retrofit even the oldest of stores than to pay a ridiculously high minimum wage. Even WalMart could automate a large portion of their stores. Cut the floor staff in half.

Yeah, I have two McDonalds, two Burger Kings, a Wendy’s an Arby’s, a Taco Bell, all within 5-15 minute drive from my house – Every one of them, other than the Taco Bell is staffed with arrogant asswipes that feel like they’re not getting paid enough to deal with my order. And honestly, the kids at Taco Bell probably feel the same way – but they’re too damned high and thus paranoid to show it. They still screw up my orders, but at least they’re nice and courteous.

Is this the direction we want this country go? Where employees get accolades because they’re too high and paranoid to screw up? Where a female high school senior makes $12 an hour because minimum wage is $10 and oh, because they’re female, lesbian and transsexual, they are awarded an extra $2/hr for their inequality in life?

I can’t honestly stand the state of this nation. WE THE PEOPLE have allowed this person in the Oval Office to completely destroy who we were. And now, because some of these people are growing conscience regarding not voting for the two party candidates out of some kind of self inflated sense of patriotism that will inevitably lead to the complete and utter destruction of our nation on a society level – it seems like an endless cycle of autosadomasochism. We are now at the point of eating ourselves alive, regurgitating the chewed up flesh of what was once these Great United States just in order to get the taste of garbage out of our mouths.

I won’t tell anyone how to vote. But damn it don’t you fucking dare say “oh, don’t blame me!” or “It’s not my fault!” when this country goes completely to hell because You allowed your votes to become inconsequential by throwing them away on someone who no one has ever heard of, and has no chance of gaining any kind of lead in any polls other than against all the third party candidates. If Clinton wins this election, I hope you have enough shame to not say a single word about what happens.

Am I pissed off? Damn straight I am. We have a chance here to fix this country, to fix our economics, our politics and on many levels, our society – and a good majority of this nation is saying they’re not going to vote for Trump. The way I see it – if you’re not voting for Trump, you’re allowing Clinton to win. And if you’re allowing Clinton to win, you can bet I’m not going to be pleased.

Some words from a Patriot…

So, this is a video of my brother, who is rather vocal about politics.
I’ve learned much from him.  And maybe you can to.

There is no threats, no racism, no ambiguous hatred – just pure, raw freedom of speech not intended to antagonize or slander anyone. Except maybe libel towards Mr Obama, but, that’s our right.  In Egypt recently, 5 people were arrested for making a video that was mocking their president.  This is the United States of America, where that kind of Fascism isn’t acceptable.  In the United States, if you don’t like what someone’s saying, you walk away – or you non-violently disagree with them.  THAT is what makes us better than most of the rest of the world.  And it’s a damned shame we’re traveling down a road where even that freedom will be reigned in and the slightest twitch of an eye lid will be warrant enough to arrest the speaker.

Dennis is being rather salty with his vocabulary, so if you’re at work or have youngens around, you may want to watch it later.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7cYnNs__KQ

Coffee Drinking Open Carry, and this is what happened:

This image was posted on Facebook:
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The question here, “Would you feel comfortable with this sitting 10 feet away from your children?” was responded by one user with “If he was a cop… I would”  This is my response to that answer:
There are cops less honorable and trust worthy than citizens who have taken the time to go through the training, expense and bureaucracy to attain the right to carry their firearm in public. If a person has their firearm in open carry, you can bet he has been through that training.
A lot of ex-military men go through this, and yet they are also not law enforcement, do you not trust these men and women, who have put their lives on the line to allow you to have the freedoms to be judgemental about this subject? Or are there exceptions to “if he is a cop…”
 
The point is, you don’t know. He could be a serial killing, pedophilic arsonist, but if he has a County Sheriff’s shirt on – you’re going to feel OK with him wearing that sidearm openly? What if he’s an undercover military police, who’s wearing scummy clothing and just happens to have his sidearm “on display” after a bust? You’re probably one of those people who would freak out and make a scene while saying “Ok, let’s not make a scene, let’s just go” to who ever you’re with.
 
Why do I feel comfortable with this man wearing his firearm on his belt, even if I was sitting next to him? Because if he’s got the balls to sit in a public place with his firearm and he’s not causing trouble – he’s the man I want standing next to me if someone comes in causing trouble. I would rather put my bread in that basket and take the slight chance there’s a hole in the bottom, than to feed it to the sharks.
 
If you’re going to judge someone so shallowly, perhaps you should go even more shallow and judge completely on the most obvious of things. He is sitting there peacefully. He has clean, nicely kept clothing on. He is wearing his firearm openly, not trying to hide it. (And in states where a concealed carry license is issued, even this isn’t an issue for me, if he were hiding it poorly). Of course, we don’t know what this man did directly after this photo was taken. Maybe he pulled that firearm and discharged a round or three into the photographer’s head. I don’t know, but we’re not guessing, now are we? We’re doing a practice in complete an utter observation of nothing but the most obvious with the data we have.
 
So instead of relying strictly on the cops having weapons, which, btw, is exactly what happened in Nazi Germany, how about you focus more on the citizens who should be carrying. Not all men are evil, and man is, at heart good. Your judgemental attitude, however, is what gets people into bad situations.

Assuming things…

I may assume a lot in life.  And that’s one of my immutable rights as a member of this species.  However, the assumptions I make are backed with at least a minimum of education and logic.  Furthermore, I almost always state that I’m guessing at the end quality of something.

If one makes assumptions based on assumptions based on hear-say based on idiocy, that person is a blathering idiot who should be shut up as quickly as possible.  If not for my sanity, for theirs, so as when they learn that they truly are an idiot, they don’t immediately turn around and realize their life is full of seemingly self-loathing stupidity sharing.  A woman posted on Twitter that Syrian refugees helped a German politician out of an auto accident.  Slandered the Politician by calling him a Neo-Nazi (or maybe he identifies as that, and it wouldn’t be slander?)  But then called it irony.  I made a statement to, and asking her what kind of person she is for assuming that the Syrian refugees aren’t Christian.  There’s two major religions in Syria – Islam and Christianity.  I’m fairly certain the Jewish base in Syria is minuscule, if existent at all.  *This is where I’m taking an educated guess* She responds and says that she didn’t mention religion at all.  Excuse me?  Syrian refugees, Neo-Nazi politician and irony.  If the irony isn’t regarding religion, then why the need to identify the politican as neo-nazi? What bring up the word “irony” at all?  Because deep down This woman is bigoted. Because she assumes without a doubt in my brain, that those refugees are Islamic.  Here, let me explain a bit more clearly:

She shares a tweet, with the comment “the irony”  The tweet she (again, assuming this person is female, forgive me if I’m wrong, the name is usually female and the picture associated with the account is a feminine face and long hair) shared is “Neo-Nazi German politician rescued from car crash by Syrian refugees

I just can’t put into words how fucking stupid I feel this woman is.  I know I may be assuming more here than I should.  Maybe she’s really just that naive that she thinks that everyone should be able to tell a person’s political or religious views based on a mangled wreck of a vehicle around them.  How the hell is this at all ironic if religion has no baring on the discussion what so ever?  Hooray!  Refugees that aren’t completely useless.  Well, that seems a bit rude.  YAY! Syrians who helped a Neo-Nazi politician.  Again, kind of rude, and a bit twisted.  Still not ironic.  How about this: The irony!  Islamic refugees help abhorrent politician out of life threatening situation.  That’s what her retweet is saying to me.

Now, I may be pissed off, and I may be offensive to a large majority of this planet.  But one thing I am not is a nazi supporter or endorser.  Another thing I’m not, is someone who judges solely on someone’s visible characteristics that aren’t there by choice.  This means I don’t assume someone is good because they’re Christian, or bad because they’re Muslim, or money grubbing because they’re Jewish (likewise, I don’t assume the money-hungry people I meet are Jewish)  I don’t assume tattooed black men are going to rob me, nor that 300lb biker with 3′ beard is an animal.  I don’t hold it against someone that their parents are idiots.  What I do judge a person on (and fuck you if you think I shouldn’t be judging people at all) is how they act, what they disseminate and the effort they put into making life better for themselves and those around them.

The same thing can be said about anyone who brings the color of their skin into conversations about equality.  You know what?  If you’re not mature enough to associate equality with what really matters – like work ethic, morals, ability to perform, production statistics, education and seniority – then you shouldn’t be making more than anyone.  You shouldn’t be allowed to play with the adults.  You shouldn’t be allowed to discuss policy or politics.  Why? Because you’re not capable of identifying failure points or negotiating end results that are best for all involved.

So until people stop saying how fucking ironic it is that one person saved the life of another person, You (the reader) can very well assume I will continue to be pissed off.

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.