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Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:11 pm
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Simple enough question, right? I think as civilization progresses it’s expected that the masses would increase their intelligence as well…..only makes sense, right? But I think I’m concluding that while the smartest people continue to get smarter, the rest of the world is actually getting less smart. Here’s my case in point;

Normally I try very hard to not be in public during normal times of the day. I do my shopping late at night, about 20 minutes before the store closes, as there’s very few people in the stores at that time. That’s because when I do go out during the day I continually run into stupid people everywhere I go. It never fails. Like today I’m zipping down the two lane country road, one lane in each direction, and a guy waiting to pull out at a cross street about 500 feet in front of me decides to pull out right in front of me, rather than wait for me to pass. He can clearly see from where he’s entering the roadway that there’s no one behind me for miles, and that I’m zipping along at a pretty good pace. So does he wait the 2 seconds it will take for me to pass him by and then pull out……..nope. He pulls out right in front of me………and I slam on the brakes and just barely stopped before rear ending his ass. Now you might say………well, he thought he had enough space to pull out and really got on the gas once he did, to minimize how much I’d have to slow down. Nope again. This bonehead not only cuts my ass off, but then drives at nice leisurely pace of 30 mph in a 45mph zone…………..all the way with my pissed off ass behind him. But wait, there’s more. At some point up the road I guess he got confused as to where he was. So rather than pull over and ponder it……….he comes to a complete stop in the middle of the road, and then turns his car toward the shoulder. Doesn’t actually pull into the shoulder, just points the front of his car in that direction. If Maryland had an open carry law I’d be in jail right now for manslaughter. So I go around his sorry ass and he looks at me like he’s confused with my obviously angry facial expression. And this crap happens everywhere I go. But the reason I ask the question is because of the next stupid person I ran into…….about an hour after idiot #1.

So I’m on my way back from the feed store, and decide to hit the local supermarket for a nice hot rotisserie chicken for dinner. I walk out of the store with my shopping car full of stufff…….cuz I never seem to be able to go into a store and buy just one thing, and I’m starting to load my groceries into the back of my SUV. And I notice the gal parked next to me has her liftgate open and is doing the same thing. What caught my eye was that she also bought a rotisserie chicken, and had removed it from her shopping bag and had it sitting in her car where she was loading in her groceries. I was just about to say something like…….”they are good chickens, aren’t they” when she pulls a box of ice cream sandwiches out of another bag of groceries and puts it next to rotisserie chicken. For some reason I decided to just shut up and go about my business, but as I was loading my groceries into my car I kept looking at what she was doing. And what she did was pull out one of those collapsible insulated thermal bags that we all keep in our cars to keep stuff hot or cold until we get home. But she put BOTH the hot rotisserie chicken……and the cold ice cream sandwiches in the same thermal bag (and not in separate compartments, together in the bag). At that point I decided to interject, as I was totally confused. So I said rather nicely………..m’aam, you really can’t do that. And she said “what?”. I said, put something hot and something cold in the same insulated bag. And she looked at me like I was a fellow idiot and said……….and I’m not making this up…………..it really just happened about 20 minutes ago…………..she said……….”oh, of course you can………..it said right on the package the bag came in that it keeps hot things hot and cold things cold”. So I picked my jaw up off the ground, reattached it to my face and said…………m’aam………..it certainly can do those things……….but not at the same time!!! She just laughed, zipped the bag shut………and we both went on our merry ways.

My rotisserie chicken was nice and hot when I got home, and the ice cream that I also bought was still frozen (I keep 2 insulated bags in my car). I wonder how hers were? And these people are EVERYWHERE. Remember this all happened in the same day in about an hour’s timespan. I was tempted to then go to Walmart and really witness some fun, but was getting pretty hungry.

So is it me, or is our civilization heading back to living in caves and eating with our hands and feet? Someone tell me it’s all in my imagination. Please. I'll wait. 

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Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:22 pm

I won't use as many words as you but in general....more technically smart but a lot of the younger people can't figure out how to get out of a wet paper sack. 🤦‍♂️

Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:54 pm

Well, considering that civilization includes 7.9 billion people, it might be a bit of a stretch to make such a broad claim based on 2 people...just saying..

Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:24 pm

I hear ya nal, but it's not just 2 people.   It's 2 people out of 4, or out of 6.  I'm 57, and can distinctly remember a time when "stupid" was rare, not the majority.  I just saw an add for 2 chainsaws a guy was selling online. His price was $100 each or both for $300.  Need I say more?  

;0)

 

Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:35 pm

They Walk Among Us!

Dumb as a box of Rocks
TRUE STORY:

A noted psychiatrist was a guest speaker at an academic function where Nancy Pelosi happened to appear. Ms Pelosi took the opportunity to schmooze the good doctor a bit and asked him a question with which he was most at ease.

‘Would you mind telling me, Doctor,’ she asked, ‘how you detect a mental deficiency in somebody who appears completely normal?’

‘Nothing is easier,’ he replied. ‘You ask a simple question which anyone should answer with no trouble. If the person hesitates, that puts you on the track..’

‘What sort of question?’ asked Pelosi.

Well, you might ask, ‘Captain Cook made three trips around the world and died during one of them. Which one?”

Pelosi thought a moment, and then said with a nervous laugh, ‘You wouldn’t happen to have another example would you? I must confess I don’t know much about history.’


Sadly, they walk among us!


Traffic Camera

A man was driving when he saw the flash of a traffic camera. He figured that his picture had been taken for exceeding the limit, even though he knew that he was not speeding… Just to be sure, he went around the block and passed the same spot, driving even more slowly, but again the camera flashed. Now he began to think that this was quite funny, so he drove even slower as he passed the area again, but the traffic camera again flashed. He tried a fourth time with the same result.. He did this a fifth time and was now laughing when the camera flashed as he rolled past, this time at a snail’s pace… Two weeks later, he got five tickets in the mail for driving without a seat belt..

You can’t fix stupid.

Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:39 pm


winnie wrote:

They Walk Among Us!

Dumb as a box of Rocks
TRUE STORY:

A noted psychiatrist was a guest speaker at an academic function where Nancy Pelosi happened to appear. Ms Pelosi took the opportunity to schmooze the good doctor a bit and asked him a question with which he was most at ease.

‘Would you mind telling me, Doctor,’ she asked, ‘how you detect a mental deficiency in somebody who appears completely normal?’

‘Nothing is easier,’ he replied. ‘You ask a simple question which anyone should answer with no trouble. If the person hesitates, that puts you on the track..’

‘What sort of question?’ asked Pelosi.

Well, you might ask, ‘Captain Cook made three trips around the world and died during one of them. Which one?”

Pelosi thought a moment, and then said with a nervous laugh, ‘You wouldn’t happen to have another example would you? I must confess I don’t know much about history.’


Sadly, they walk among us!


Traffic Camera

A man was driving when he saw the flash of a traffic camera. He figured that his picture had been taken for exceeding the limit, even though he knew that he was not speeding… Just to be sure, he went around the block and passed the same spot, driving even more slowly, but again the camera flashed. Now he began to think that this was quite funny, so he drove even slower as he passed the area again, but the traffic camera again flashed. He tried a fourth time with the same result.. He did this a fifth time and was now laughing when the camera flashed as he rolled past, this time at a snail’s pace… Two weeks later, he got five tickets in the mail for driving without a seat belt..

You can’t fix stupid.

😂 

Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:42 pm


winnie wrote:

They Walk Among Us!

Dumb as a box of Rocks
TRUE STORY:

A noted psychiatrist was a guest speaker at an academic function where Nancy Pelosi happened to appear. Ms Pelosi took the opportunity to schmooze the good doctor a bit and asked him a question with which he was most at ease.

‘Would you mind telling me, Doctor,’ she asked, ‘how you detect a mental deficiency in somebody who appears completely normal?’

‘Nothing is easier,’ he replied. ‘You ask a simple question which anyone should answer with no trouble. If the person hesitates, that puts you on the track..’

‘What sort of question?’ asked Pelosi.

Well, you might ask, ‘Captain Cook made three trips around the world and died during one of them. Which one?”

Pelosi thought a moment, and then said with a nervous laugh, ‘You wouldn’t happen to have another example would you? I must confess I don’t know much about history.’


Sadly, they walk among us!


Traffic Camera

A man was driving when he saw the flash of a traffic camera. He figured that his picture had been taken for exceeding the limit, even though he knew that he was not speeding… Just to be sure, he went around the block and passed the same spot, driving even more slowly, but again the camera flashed. Now he began to think that this was quite funny, so he drove even slower as he passed the area again, but the traffic camera again flashed. He tried a fourth time with the same result.. He did this a fifth time and was now laughing when the camera flashed as he rolled past, this time at a snail’s pace… Two weeks later, he got five tickets in the mail for driving without a seat belt..

You can’t fix stupid.

Yeah, but when I explained why I kept circling the block, the judge waived all but one of those 5 tickets.  I told him I just really like getting my picture taken!

 

;0)

bob

 

Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:55 pm

My buddy got a speeding ticket by one of those cameras. However, his truck was licensed under his wife's name so the ticket came to her and counted on her driver's license. 😎

Axl
Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:01 pm

Hi Bob

I have no doubt many people are getting more and more stupid day by day, I see it constantly. Social media and reality tv are two of the greatest culprits for dumbing people down.

Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:21 am

Bob it's definitely not you! Not only is common sense uncommon these days, but thinking in general seems to be a lost art with some people.

A major problem is too many chiefs! That wouldn't be all bad if they could get on the same page, but they're too greedy to do that. What they do agree on is passing legislation that keeps them wealthy, and makes them wealthier.  To hell with how the policies they support (buy) affect the rest of the population. Wealthy people have way too much influence. Wealth doesn't mean they're smart especially since most wealthy people today inherited it. They didn't do anything to earn it.

People are not learning how to think and solve problems. We're walking around like zombies who can't fight our way out of a paper bag. Because if you do figure out a way  there's a policy that's going to stop you. So we go along to get along while those in control pull us this way and that.

When did it become normal for kids to graduate from high school and can't read and comprehend what they're reading and can't do basic math? Not taught to think! Policies are making us stupid!

I'm ranting! Lol

E& I

 

Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:43 am

Hello Bob.

I can certainly understand your frustration with some of the seemingly unnecessary behaviour of a seemingly increasing number of people. However, I feel the need to be somewhat grateful to these people for providing me with more and more material for my rhymes. I wrote one some time ago entitled RIP -common sense, which I think I have shared before, but will do so again because there may now be some who missed it first time round. However, your post has motivated me to update my thoughts on this subject so, I am also taking the opportunity to share where I feel some of the origins of lack of common-sense and sensible, logical thinking may emanate.

This may sound like a conspiracy theory, which, in some ways it is. However, for those who are willing to think for themselves and outside of the prescibed 'box', then the idea that 'certain' cliques/ruling classes/ bullies, want to tell us all how to think and what to do, perhaps becomes a plausible explanation for why gullible people appear to be becoming more and more unable to adequately think for themselves.

Best wishes

And enjoy the rhymes!

 

RIP-COMMON SENSE.

As I accumulate the years,
I swell with melancholic tears.
I’ll tell you why I mourn today,
‘cos common sense has passed away.

Common sense was a willing friend,
but modern trends have caused its end.
Its’ death a tragic sight to see,
drowned in the great bureaucracy.

How did we get so out of touch,
when common sense taught us so much?
Let’s ponder on the lessons learned,
before our common sense got burned.

It taught us to avoid most pain,
and come in from the pouring rain.
It told us life was rarely fair,
and yet it taught us still to care.

Common sense lived by simple rules,
tolerate not the rules of fools.
A stitch in time will save you nine,
maybe some faults are sometimes mine.

While unwise men will money burn,
the wise won’t spend more than they earn.
Much money may your spirits raise,
but have some saved for rainy days.

When common sense goes in decline,
the world gets ruled by Philistines.
Clots and idiots rule the land,
no wonder things are out of hand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Without more sense, what is in store,
Kids can’t play conkers anymore.
People go to court nowadays,
for suing is the thing that pays.

Burglars sue for common assault,
as if their crime was not their fault.
It must be you, it can’t be me,
who takes responsibility?

With common sense came truth and trust,
morality was more robust.
These things now feel like they’re treason,
in this world without much reason.

Now common sense is dead and gone,
darkness shades where light once shone.
Now life’s full of risk you see,
where once was opportunity.

Correctness gets quite idiotic,
when it depends on politics.
And it has always been the same,
they will find someone else to Blame.

I mourn the death of common sense,
I feel there is no recompense.
Common sense would give me hope,
now all that’s left’s a horror-scope.

                                   B. Withers 2011

       (In: My Colourful Rag-Tag Bag 2011)

 

BRAINWASHING THE GULLIBLE.

Think about the way folks think,
and you might see there is a link
between bullies who control us
and them not wanting us to fuss.

These systems stem from days of old
when people did as they were told,
or they were punished for the crime
of daring to step out of line.

It’s only bullies think they ought
to have rights to freedom of thought,
so, they’ve arranged society
to prop up this impropriety.

The bullies want to run the show,
so, tell you what to think and know,
‘till you don’t know to think things out
or know what life is all about.

From the cradle to the grave,
this has been how bullies behave,
and when they are in politics
this manifests in their antics.

They make the rules and make the law
to keep control over the poor,
and tell them what they should believe,
for this is how they can deceive.

Throughout the school curriculum,
they wish to swing the pendulum
of bias and predisposition
to their own view and position.

They don’t want children in the habit
of thinking for themselves a bit,
because if that were more widespread
they’d suss deceit in what was said.

                                               (continued ->)

BRAINWASHING THE GULLIBLE. (->continued)

These bullies want us all to do
exactly what they want us to,
for, independent thinking can
undermine their cunning plan.

If most of the population
in a so-called advanced nation
cannot think or fathom out
what these bullies are about.

Then, as these systems are unfurled
it’s bullies who will rule the world,
if anything gets in their way
they’ll make sure it’s us that pay.

Which is a concept they know well,
for, as far as I can tell
if people don’t think for themselves
they’ll blindly buy from off their shelves.

If people put a bit of thought
into the rubbish that they’ve bought,
the chances are they’d stop mid-flight
because their purchases aren’t right.

Such thinking would eventually
undermine the economy,
and all those rich bullies would then
be on a rant to us condemn.

They don’t want folks to think too hard
if it affects their own back yard,
they want them to stay ignorant,
gullible and deferent.

So they can take them for a ride,
whilst their deceitful plans they hide,
and hope we won’t revolt someday
to take their privilege away.

                                                 B. Withers 2021

Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:57 am

"There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life."   Frank Zappa

Sun Dec 05, 2021 9:48 am

Hi all years ago i was a punch press operator punching holes in sheet metal and it wasnt uncommon  when starting a run of pieces to find out that measurements for holes would put a hole in a hole so off the engineers office with blueprint and sample piece and show how you cant have a hole in a hole, the looks were priceless cause engineers never make a mistake. 

Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:06 pm


Axl wrote:

Hi Bob

I have no doubt many people are getting more and more stupid day by day, I see it constantly. Social media and reality tv are two of the greatest culprits for dumbing people down.

You hit the nail on the head Axl!

Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:49 pm


ron in mich wrote:

Hi all years ago i was a punch press operator punching holes in sheet metal and it wasnt uncommon  when starting a run of pieces to find out that measurements for holes would put a hole in a hole so off the engineers office with blueprint and sample piece and show how you cant have a hole in a hole, the looks were priceless cause engineers never make a mistake. 

Now Ron.......I don't know what kind of engineers worked at your company, but us good engineers know that you certainly CAN punch a hole in a hole............you just need to punch the smaller hole first. 

Seriously, I'm still laughing......because I deal with fellow engineers all day that can't make a print to save their lives.  And what they do come up with will leave you speechless. 

Thanks for sharing that!! 

 

;)

bob

 

Thu Dec 09, 2021 10:03 pm


w30bob wrote:

I hear ya nal, but it's not just 2 people.   It's 2 people out of 4, or out of 6.  I'm 57, and can distinctly remember a time when "stupid" was rare, not the majority.  I just saw an add for 2 chainsaws a guy was selling online. His price was $100 each or both for $300.  Need I say more?  

;0)

 

Lol ....great deal on the chainsaws !   Well Bob , I don't think  people are getting Dumber  . I really think that many people are just not aware of just how dumb / ignorant  they are !!  When ignorance is reinforced by other people who validate  a person's confidence in  the  " facts "  they  have total confidence in , which are really not facts at all ...people get more willing to get up in public and share some of the ridiculous  beliefs  they live by .  For quite a while , weeks I think ??  There were people gathered in Dealy Plaza  waiting for John Kennedy Junior  to suddenly either come back from the dead or confirm that he bever actually died  and march past the famous , Notorious Book Depository  . They declared that he would ( as a Zombie I guess ?? )  run for Vice President with ....You know Who  in the next election .   Is this the thinking process of a " NORMAL " mind ?? .  

    In San Francisco a few years back a lady used to frequent the sa.e coffee shop as myslf .  I would get my coffee and she would be there reading the paper ir a book , looking very Normal and clean cut  with a Hi and  smile . Maybe about once a month I would see the other side of the woman . She would be marching up and down the middle of the road blocking traffic  , talking about how the  Lizard people were in her head and coming to take over the world , that we better prepare . Looking like she had slept under a bush , probably had , she might do thisfor two days and nights . Not threatening anyone the cops would just leave her to it .  Then suddenly she was there again calmly sipping her coffee .  She was always alone . What if she had connected with fifty other people who were similarly mentally ill  gathered in and around that coffee shop and collectively  urged  each other to throw away their meds  and " Just be themselves " .  Validation by others who have  a similar unfortunate affliction  is not really a positive  way to deal with the situation . I see facebook as  similar to that coffee shop where peoples  erronious beliefs  get validation  and  silly beliefs are reinforced 24 hours a day .   Obviously Not All Facebook  regulars fall into this categories  but compartmentalization  and division into little or big  Cliques  that  follow this , that or the other  " Guru "   or "Steve Bannonesque "  conman  but.....there are  more than a few . When they speak with a common , if totally Deluded voice  they appear to be more important and even worse , more correct in their off the wall thought processes .   Environmental  activists breaking into facilities and releasing animals  to make a piint  is sometimes not a bad thing . Hiwever has anyone seen the  Movie , maybe show called    "Twelve Monkeys " .  The animals released into the environment have this Virus  which proceeds to spread    Now Now !!  Not equating Facebook  loyalists to diseased Monkeys  but I think you get my piint .   False information spread through the Internet is literally just like a viral disease being passed from one  computer to the next . 

False and misleading information is the same as a deadly Virus  and maybe even more dangerous  when up to 30%  of any population may be gullible enough to believe almost anything  if presented in the right context  and by the right conman . 

    A person I know , a very smart  lady , orobably much smarter than me in many ways was  wavering a bit one time on the subject of Evolution . " How does a Monkey just decide to get rid of it's hair ( most of it 😜)  and walk on two legs . " .  First off  there was no deciding  involved . If the tree dwellers had to forage on the ground the ones who by accident of birth stand up on two legs  had much better odds of survival  , he / she could see predators  sooner  which meant he was not eaten !! By not being eaten he could continue to have great Great Ape  sex and make some babies who could stand upright . It's simple common sense and survival of those who have the most advantageous  accidental genetic  alterations . The full name includes the phrase " by means of Natural Selection " .  How did the ugly Bulldog become an Ugly Bulldog . Not by Natural Selectin but by  totally Unnatural selection by Breeders . . Ok  I went way off on a tangent But for a good cause . When we talked about the time involved in creating what we are today  this person finally exclaimed ......." well why didn't someone tell it like that before  !!  Makes perfect sense " .

     I could never seehow Religious people cannot give  God  credit for coming up with this very efdective Long Game , I think  I might have even believed in God if the Priests had explained this and eltold us how smart and ingenious this God is .  Not the guy who pulls a rabbit out of his hat  but a giy / person / entity  that could plan millions of years ahead and wind up with the human race ....I know we"re not perfect but generally speaking we are pretty dam special .....and We might be the only ones   ???   Ya think ...lol...Nawww .

Nobody will read this but I don't care , just had to get on a Rant from my High Horse  !!  😜🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡💚

MisterMagoo ...Eamon ..

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Fri Dec 10, 2021 2:41 am

Hello magoo.

I read it, AND ENJOYOYED IT!  But then, I feel a good rant is what a lot of people need to let off steam and to get it out of their system. I think they call it 'CATHARIS'. 

Best wishes

Bill

Fri Dec 10, 2021 2:40 pm

Thank You Bill for the vote of confidence . It is scary to think that a large part of the population can be conned so readily ....I give you Brexit !!   

   When I lived in New York ( The Bronx )  every evening the news was mostly shootings , stabbings , baby killers ...etc etc .    If an Alien was teansported to the living room to watch the " Six o'Clock Action News with Roger Grimsby "   (  stuck in my brain  !! )  that Alien would hop into his spaceship and get outta Dodge with all haste !!  I never got shot , stabbed  , mugged  or arrested  but from the news it looked like the criminals were all around me just waiting !!  A friend who was black and lived in adifferent part of the Bronx gave his wife heir shotgun every morning ..."  if anyone crosses that threshold  and it's not me blow their fffng head off " . It was real to some extent , a few people I knew were shot and killed  but in general people were just trying to survive and keep a roof over their head . Today the people in the suburbs think that the evil city people will be coming for them and have the machine guns  to wipe em out .  Living in some version of       " The Walking Dead "  !!    Police are some of the most terrified people out there . They are told to act like everyone has a gun and wants to kill them ...result , they kill over and over when no threat is present . I saw a video yesterday of a 60 plus year old  riding a  disability Scooter that moves at a slow walk  . He had a bad hip and couldn't walk . A clerk in Wallmart called the cops and said the guy stole a tool box and showed her a knife of some kind . The cops show up as the guy is very slowly making his way to Home Depot . Two big si foot cops walking behind him , one telling him to stop . Suddenly oyt of the blue one of the cowardly fools ( cop)  shoots this guy 9  ( NINE   !!)  Times in the back . As he falls out of the chair dead the guy who shot him grabs his arms and puts the handcuffs on ...on a dead man !!  This is who people dear today in the US , Cowardly Cops  like this fool .  I saw zero  coverage on the news networks  . Cops have " Qualified Immunity"   so if he says , I was in fear for my life  then everything goes away , no crime here !! Also cannot be sued in civil court for Any action like this , even a clear murder . 

     People are becoming fearful of everything and that  30%  think that everyone is out to get them , no matter how unlikely that is . 

   Here in Marin it is like an Oasis  of calm  and coolness and they're mostly Democrats .

   Gotta go .  Thanks again Bill , your comments mean a lot to me ...☘☘😜

Fri Dec 10, 2021 4:33 pm


magoo wrote:

Thank You Bill for the vote of confidence . It is scary to think that a large part of the population can be conned so readily ....I give you Brexit !!   

   When I lived in New York ( The Bronx )  every evening the news was mostly shootings , stabbings , baby killers ...etc etc .    If an Alien was teansported to the living room to watch the " Six o'Clock Action News with Roger Grimsby "   (  stuck in my brain  !! )  that Alien would hop into his spaceship and get outta Dodge with all haste !!  I never got shot , stabbed  , mugged  or arrested  but from the news it looked like the criminals were all around me just waiting !!  A friend who was black and lived in adifferent part of the Bronx gave his wife heir shotgun every morning ..."  if anyone crosses that threshold  and it's not me blow their fffng head off " . It was real to some extent , a few people I knew were shot and killed  but in general people were just trying to survive and keep a roof over their head . Today the people in the suburbs think that the evil city people will be coming for them and have the machine guns  to wipe em out .  Living in some version of       " The Walking Dead "  !!    Police are some of the most terrified people out there . They are told to act like everyone has a gun and wants to kill them ...result , they kill over and over when no threat is present . I saw a video yesterday of a 60 plus year old  riding a  disability Scooter that moves at a slow walk  . He had a bad hip and couldn't walk . A clerk in Wallmart called the cops and said the guy stole a tool box and showed her a knife of some kind . The cops show up as the guy is very slowly making his way to Home Depot . Two big si foot cops walking behind him , one telling him to stop . Suddenly oyt of the blue one of the cowardly fools ( cop)  shoots this guy 9  ( NINE   !!)  Times in the back . As he falls out of the chair dead the guy who shot him grabs his arms and puts the handcuffs on ...on a dead man !!  This is who people dear today in the US , Cowardly Cops  like this fool .  I saw zero  coverage on the news networks  . Cops have " Qualified Immunity"   so if he says , I was in fear for my life  then everything goes away , no crime here !! Also cannot be sued in civil court for Any action like this , even a clear murder . 

     People are becoming fearful of everything and that  30%  think that everyone is out to get them , no matter how unlikely that is . 

   Here in Marin it is like an Oasis  of calm  and coolness and they're mostly Democrats .

   Gotta go .  Thanks again Bill , your comments mean a lot to me ...☘☘😜

Hello Magoo.

Just for the record. I think the british people were lied to about BREXIT, and it seems the deceit is continuing to such an extent that this government are as close to being corrupt as they get.

Best wishes

Bill 

Fri Dec 10, 2021 7:39 pm


winnie wrote:

They Walk Among Us!

Dumb as a box of Rocks
TRUE STORY:

A noted psychiatrist was a guest speaker at an academic function where Nancy Pelosi happened to appear. Ms Pelosi took the opportunity to schmooze the good doctor a bit and asked him a question with which he was most at ease.

‘Would you mind telling me, Doctor,’ she asked, ‘how you detect a mental deficiency in somebody who appears completely normal?’

‘Nothing is easier,’ he replied. ‘You ask a simple question which anyone should answer with no trouble. If the person hesitates, that puts you on the track..’

‘What sort of question?’ asked Pelosi.

Well, you might ask, ‘Captain Cook made three trips around the world and died during one of them. Which one?”

Pelosi thought a moment, and then said with a nervous laugh, ‘You wouldn’t happen to have another example would you? I must confess I don’t know much about history.’


Sadly, they walk among us!


Traffic Camera

A man was driving when he saw the flash of a traffic camera. He figured that his picture had been taken for exceeding the limit, even though he knew that he was not speeding… Just to be sure, he went around the block and passed the same spot, driving even more slowly, but again the camera flashed. Now he began to think that this was quite funny, so he drove even slower as he passed the area again, but the traffic camera again flashed. He tried a fourth time with the same result.. He did this a fifth time and was now laughing when the camera flashed as he rolled past, this time at a snail’s pace… Two weeks later, he got five tickets in the mail for driving without a seat belt..

You can’t fix stupid.

Hi Winnie , since we're going there ...I would remind our Dear readers that our  Previous Dear Leader  suggested that  , actually requested, that Deborah  Birx  find ways to  " ...insert Light sources into people's bodies  to attack the non existent Covid  ( all from the podium in the White House press room  ) .  Also while she was at it she should find a way  to clean patient's  Insides with Industrial Cleaning Fluids   or maybe advise patients to have a nice refreshing glass of  Chlorox Bleach with their cookies before bedtime ....Yummyyy, Can't wait for bedtime   🤡🤡😈.  The really sad fact , Real Fact  !!  Is that many people were treated at poison centers for doing exactly that !!  Getting the   Ight source inside the body might be a much more difficult , lots  of lube  lol  !  endeavour  for us in particular since  the Ultra Violet strobe wouldn't fit in the place where the Sun Don't shine  lol .....In regard to The Great Leader ( Not Kim in North Korea ,  the other one  )  . Sometimes it is better to remain silent and be thought of as a fool rather than open your mouth and confirm  it .  A very wise person once said that ,  words to live by . 

    By the way " True Facebook stories "  probably qualifies  as an  Oxymoron .  

Maoo out    ...☘☘🤡

Sat Dec 11, 2021 1:28 am


magoo wrote:

Hi Winnie , since we're going there ...I would remind our Dear readers that our  Previous Dear Leader  suggested that  , actually requested, that Deborah  Birx  find ways to  " ...insert Light sources into people's bodies  to attack the non existent Covid  ( all from the podium in the White House press room  ) .  Also while she was at it she should find a way  to clean patient's  Insides with Industrial Cleaning Fluids   or maybe advise patients to have a nice refreshing glass of  Chlorox Bleach with their cookies before bedtime ....Yummyyy, Can't wait for bedtime   🤡🤡😈.  The really sad fact , Real Fact  !!  Is that many people were treated at poison centers for doing exactly that !!  Getting the   Ight source inside the body might be a much more difficult , lots  of lube  lol  !  endeavour  for us in particular since  the Ultra Violet strobe wouldn't fit in the place where the Sun Don't shine  lol .....In regard to The Great Leader ( Not Kim in North Korea ,  the other one  )  . Sometimes it is better to remain silent and be thought of as a fool rather than open your mouth and confirm  it .  A very wise person once said that ,  words to live by . 

    By the way " True Facebook stories "  probably qualifies  as an  Oxymoron .  

Maoo out    ...☘☘🤡

Ok, Lucky Charms………..since YOU’RE going there……..let’s tell everyone the TRUE story of what Trump said regarding UV light, bleach, etc and not the liberal left talking points version.

First, the comments were made during a daily White House coronavirus task force press briefing, not a public address the President was making to all Americans. During the briefing William N. Bryan, the acting undersecretary for science and technology at the Homeland Security Department, detailed recent lab studies carried out by the agency at the U.S. Army’s biosecurity laboratory in Maryland.The purpose of the briefing was to present recent US Government research study findings that indicated exposure to heat, humidity and light quickly weakened the virus. The study also showed bleach could kill the virus in saliva or respiratory fluids within five minutes and isopropyl alcohol could kill it even more quickly. Behind those on the stage was a large placard you can see in the pic below, that was indicating bleach and sunshine were being proposed as possible strategies to kill the virus. This wasn’t Trump’s idea, it was their findings. Trump noted the research should be treated with caution, and then suggested further research was needed in those areas. That’s when he said to Birx, the White House coronavirus response co-ordinator ”So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous - whether it's ultraviolet or just very powerful light…….I think you said that hasn't been checked but you're going to test it.” And then he said “supposing you brought the light inside of the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way. And I think you said you're going to test that too. Sounds interesting,". "And then I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning? "So it'd be interesting to check that."

That’s how it went down. Trump did not tell the American people to do anything. He saw the results being presented and thought out loud about how those results could be implemented, and was talking to his co-ordinator to see if further research was ongoing. That’s what leaders do, they push for ways to take ideas and implement them. He wasn’t looking into the cameras and telling America to stick a UV light up their asses or inject bleach. It was the Anti-Trump REPORTERS who spun it as Trump telling Americans to do stupid shit.

Should he have thought out loud……..probably not. But he’s a problem solver, and that’s what they do. I do it every day, and people know I’m throwing ideas around to get people thinking……some are stupid……..but they get people thinking outside the box……which keeps the progress coming.

Now, it’s documented that Trump said between 76 and 82 stupid things while in office, depending on whose list you use. That was in a 4 year span of time. The current Human Gaffe Machine of a President has already surpassed those numbers in terms of stupid things said. So why don’t we wait another 3 years and see who said more stupid shit? What are the odds Ol’ Joe won’t say anything else that’s stupid or ridiculous? I don’t think Vegas would take that bet. If you Google 'dumb things that Biden said' you'll see they already stopped counting and are giving "The 10 Best", which changes weekly.  And hey, we've got three more years of idiocy to watch unfold........this should be good!


So “They’re magically delicious!”……you dig?


;0)
bob

 


Sat Dec 11, 2021 4:24 am


w30bob wrote:

Ok, Lucky Charms………..since YOU’RE going there……..let’s tell everyone the TRUE story of what Trump said regarding UV light, bleach, etc and not the liberal left talking points version.

First, the comments were made during a daily White House coronavirus task force press briefing, not a public address the President was making to all Americans. During the briefing William N. Bryan, the acting undersecretary for science and technology at the Homeland Security Department, detailed recent lab studies carried out by the agency at the U.S. Army’s biosecurity laboratory in Maryland.The purpose of the briefing was to present recent US Government research study findings that indicated exposure to heat, humidity and light quickly weakened the virus. The study also showed bleach could kill the virus in saliva or respiratory fluids within five minutes and isopropyl alcohol could kill it even more quickly. Behind those on the stage was a large placard you can see in the pic below, that was indicating bleach and sunshine were being proposed as possible strategies to kill the virus. This wasn’t Trump’s idea, it was their findings. Trump noted the research should be treated with caution, and then suggested further research was needed in those areas. That’s when he said to Birx, the White House coronavirus response co-ordinator ”So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous - whether it's ultraviolet or just very powerful light…….I think you said that hasn't been checked but you're going to test it.” And then he said “supposing you brought the light inside of the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way. And I think you said you're going to test that too. Sounds interesting,". "And then I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning? "So it'd be interesting to check that."

That’s how it went down. Trump did not tell the American people to do anything. He saw the results being presented and thought out loud about how those results could be implemented, and was talking to his co-ordinator to see if further research was ongoing. That’s what leaders do, they push for ways to take ideas and implement them. He wasn’t looking into the cameras and telling America to stick a UV light up their asses or inject bleach. It was the Anti-Trump REPORTERS who spun it as Trump telling Americans to do stupid shit.

Should he have thought out loud……..probably not. But he’s a problem solver, and that’s what they do. I do it every day, and people know I’m throwing ideas around to get people thinking……some are stupid……..but they get people thinking outside the box……which keeps the progress coming.

Now, it’s documented that Trump said between 76 and 82 stupid things while in office, depending on whose list you use. That was in a 4 year span of time. The current Human Gaffe Machine of a President has already surpassed those numbers in terms of stupid things said. So why don’t we wait another 3 years and see who said more stupid shit? What are the odds Ol’ Joe won’t say anything else that’s stupid or ridiculous? I don’t think Vegas would take that bet. If you Google 'dumb things that Biden said' you'll see they already stopped counting and are giving "The 10 Best", which changes weekly.  And hey, we've got three more years of idiocy to watch unfold........this should be good!


So “They’re magically delicious!”……you dig?


;0)
bob

 


But Bob...  indulging in whataboutisms isn't responsive to the issue.  Small child #1:  "You have dirty shoes."  Small child #2:  "Well, so do you."  And calling Trump "a problem solver" flies in the face of reality, altho' I guess ignoring the onset of a pandemic does kind of make it go away, at least in his mind.

Sat Dec 11, 2021 1:56 pm

OMG, where to even begin...take a deep breath. First of all, I know exactly how it went down, Bob. I watch the news. I saw it for myself, jaw on floor. Secondly, spewing blatent falsehoods and made up garbage cannot be minimized to "stupid things," they're called LIES. I will give you credit for the numbers you quote, between 76 and 82 lies and misleading comments per day is a good estimate. However, those figures are a bit high compared to the 30,573 during his presidency tallied by ligitimate fact checkers. But that doesn't include the almost ⅓ of his presidency spent at one of his properties playing golf, fund raising and lying. For those people who want to learn how to verify news stories and websites, there is an excellent source at the Tacoma Community College Library website: https://tacomacc.libguides.com/c.php?g=599051&p=4147190

Sat Dec 11, 2021 5:24 pm


nal143 wrote:

OMG, where to even begin...take a deep breath. First of all, I know exactly how it went down, Bob. I watch the news. I saw it for myself, jaw on floor. Secondly, spewing blatent falsehoods and made up garbage cannot be minimized to "stupid things," they're called LIES. I will give you credit for the numbers you quote, between 76 and 82 lies and misleading comments per day is a good estimate. However, those figures are a bit high compared to the 30,573 during his presidency tallied by ligitimate fact checkers. But that doesn't include the almost ⅓ of his presidency spent at one of his properties playing golf, fund raising and lying. For those people who want to learn how to verify news stories and websites, there is an excellent source at the Tacoma Community College Library website: https://tacomacc.libguides.com/c.php?g=599051&p=4147190

You go girl!!

Sat Dec 11, 2021 8:48 pm

That  figure of 72  is probably  not right ,  not 72 per day , more like 72 per hour  😜🤯

    I'm a Naturalized Citizen  from Ireland (  The Auld Sod )  and I loved this country from the first day I stepped of the plane  . There  was and is so much Promise  for new arrivals. It is a bit of a struggle to  become a Yank to  absorb this new culture  (  and I spoke English  ...a little Gaelic   , a smattering of French and  Latin for three years  ...) it was interesting to read Caesars  diaries  and question their veracity , History is written by the Victorious  !   ....back on track ....It must be extremely difficult to be immerced in a different Culture  and having to learn a new language .  Most immigrants love this country , it's  freedoms  and  even it's challenges .  One of the first things I remember  after my arrival was the  Resignation of the President . , Richard Nixon  , " Tricky Dicky " .  That was one of the very first things , a disgraced President   with his arms outstretched saying .....

   "  I am Not a Crook "   !!  It was disappointing at first  that any President would  do something so egregious  that he had to resign or  be tried in a Court  and judged by his Peers ..  whether it was fear of being found guilty  and trying to save his bigoted  narcissist  ass  from further humiliation  or deciding to quit to save America  further  trauma  at his hands I  couldn't honestly say .  The one bright shining  reality is that he just left .  The evidence was clear, he had broken the oath he took outside the Capitol building when he was sworn in .    The fact that stood out for me  was that the System had worked  so my faith in the American system  in regard to holding leaders accountable   for unlawful ....or just simply  Awful ...actions that they took  or  failed to take while  being The Commander in Chief  , the person who sets the Tone  for all or most of  the population .  The deal to walk awY with a guaranteed Pardon  had been made  and it was the best path  leading to some normality and some  confidence in the American Dream  and justice  in this particulat case .  I knew all the existing flaws and crimes against humanity  during the  darkest hours for  black peole and other minorities .  Slavery and Jim Crowe  with their legacies  are a permanent stain on the Nation as a whole .  I  had faith that the  system in turmoil would  eventually lead to equal justice for all ..  The country I had just come  from  was in economic and social meltdown  but I felt the same way about  Ireland . It had survived the British Boot on it's neck  and was about to be  in a civil rights  struggle which was very similar ( not the Same obviously ) to the US  Civil rights struggles . Poll taxes and all kinds of schemes to  render  useless the   potential votes  of the minority  , Catholics ....read  :  Irish Nationalists , Native Irish  in the British controlled   6 Counties  of Northern Ireland .  They could only vote if the Owned Property  , this excluded  huge chunk of the population .....similar to the US tactic in Many States   of  having to answer silly, ridiculous  questions , How many jelly beans in a jar ???   This was  a story shared by Southetn people of color   , Jews   and anyone considered   excess baggage  by the State Governments . 

   This is where my thinking comes from  .  The dishonest , bigoted  "pretending to be Religious  Politicians  and  Preachers  (  Ian Paisley "   check out his speeches , diatribes  against integration  and  peace agreements  )  were like a cancer    , spreading hate  and bigotry  as their only goal in life .  Corruption and lies  lead to a loss of faith in the entire system .  The  British Regular Army  units began to  arrive to protect the  Cathoils districts which were being   burned to the fround to force their occupants out .  The people they came to protect greeted rhem  with fliwers and cups of tea ....initially  .  In a very short time the Army became just another enemy  , raiding Catholic homes  . Taking Husbands , Sons   and Brothers  into custody in a military prison , specially built , just like Guantanamo   ,  without evidence or creating evidence   to suit their needs  the Army quickly became the enemy .  This led to a total loss of trust and faith  in the Government , the Police ( B Specials  )  and provoked a total breakdown of the society in general .  People could not trust their own neighbors  , did not trust the British Government  run Media .  , the Army or the Police .

    This breakdown in confidence  in the System  led to a smouldering   state of Civil War in the Northern Six Counties  of Ireland . Which lasted  over Thirty Years !!  Everyone took the law into their own hands . " Kneecapping "  became the justice du jour  for possible traitors or Spies on Both Sides . As in France after the second World War   , any women who got too close to  soldiers  had their heads shaved or were  ( sometimes Tarred and  Feathered   )  . The same tactics were used by  both the Unionists ( READ    Protestants )  and the Southern allied  Irish Nationalists  ( read  Catholics .) . 

   Donald Trump  , in my opinion ,  was trying to create this same poisonous  and treacherous  atmosphere in the US  and infortunately  he has succeeded  in many ways .  With assistance from some media  allies  existing divisions were  deliberately   used to divide the country even further ..  Race division , economic divisions ,  pitting Middle America against the   Coastal population .  .  I would advise   ALL   the people wandering around in bulletproof  vesta and carrying weapons of war  to be careful what you wish for .  Fomenting hatred and  widening divisions  is a very  dangerous road to travel  and can  have unintended consequences  for the whole country .   

      Just as an addition to the Cautionar Tale I would add the  following  horrendous  example of where this mindless  hatred can lead .   This is  just one of the events that  screamed  .  Enough is Enough  .  

      Dozens of little girls and Boys  ranging from  Kindergarden to about six years old  were making theitr way to school  in a large group  holding hands  and all excited to be going back to school .  A Priest  was in front leading the kids .along a street .  People lined the road on both sides  and when the little kids appeared  there was a hail of projectiles , stones and other objects were thrown  at these kids   as they ran this Gauntlet  being cursed  and  screamed at  as objects were thrown at them . 

    This is how lowe  and nasty this shit can get when divisions are used  by politicians  and Clergy   to turn people against each other like  Rabid Dogs .  

   Sorry about going on  and on but as I said  I love this country and is capable of ding so much  better   if given the chance .   Don't turn this beautiful country  into  a carbon copy of  Ireland's Six Counties  as they were   for more than 30 Years .  Tolerance is the key . 

Eamon  Out ....💚☘❤

Past Member
Sun Dec 12, 2021 7:10 pm


AlexT wrote:

I won't use as many words as you but in general....more technically smart but a lot of the younger people can't figure out how to get out of a wet paper sack. 🤦‍♂️

Watch Idiocracy.

Sun Dec 12, 2021 9:08 pm


Bill wrote:

Hello Bob.

I can certainly understand your frustration with some of the seemingly unnecessary behaviour of a seemingly increasing number of people. However, I feel the need to be somewhat grateful to these people for providing me with more and more material for my rhymes. I wrote one some time ago entitled RIP -common sense, which I think I have shared before, but will do so again because there may now be some who missed it first time round. However, your post has motivated me to update my thoughts on this subject so, I am also taking the opportunity to share where I feel some of the origins of lack of common-sense and sensible, logical thinking may emanate.

This may sound like a conspiracy theory, which, in some ways it is. However, for those who are willing to think for themselves and outside of the prescibed 'box', then the idea that 'certain' cliques/ruling classes/ bullies, want to tell us all how to think and what to do, perhaps becomes a plausible explanation for why gullible people appear to be becoming more and more unable to adequately think for themselves.

Best wishes

And enjoy the rhymes!

 

RIP-COMMON SENSE.

As I accumulate the years,
I swell with melancholic tears.
I’ll tell you why I mourn today,
‘cos common sense has passed away.

Common sense was a willing friend,
but modern trends have caused its end.
Its’ death a tragic sight to see,
drowned in the great bureaucracy.

How did we get so out of touch,
when common sense taught us so much?
Let’s ponder on the lessons learned,
before our common sense got burned.

It taught us to avoid most pain,
and come in from the pouring rain.
It told us life was rarely fair,
and yet it taught us still to care.

Common sense lived by simple rules,
tolerate not the rules of fools.
A stitch in time will save you nine,
maybe some faults are sometimes mine.

While unwise men will money burn,
the wise won’t spend more than they earn.
Much money may your spirits raise,
but have some saved for rainy days.

When common sense goes in decline,
the world gets ruled by Philistines.
Clots and idiots rule the land,
no wonder things are out of hand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Without more sense, what is in store,
Kids can’t play conkers anymore.
People go to court nowadays,
for suing is the thing that pays.

Burglars sue for common assault,
as if their crime was not their fault.
It must be you, it can’t be me,
who takes responsibility?

With common sense came truth and trust,
morality was more robust.
These things now feel like they’re treason,
in this world without much reason.

Now common sense is dead and gone,
darkness shades where light once shone.
Now life’s full of risk you see,
where once was opportunity.

Correctness gets quite idiotic,
when it depends on politics.
And it has always been the same,
they will find someone else to Blame.

I mourn the death of common sense,
I feel there is no recompense.
Common sense would give me hope,
now all that’s left’s a horror-scope.

                                   B. Withers 2011

       (In: My Colourful Rag-Tag Bag 2011)

 

BRAINWASHING THE GULLIBLE.

Think about the way folks think,
and you might see there is a link
between bullies who control us
and them not wanting us to fuss.

These systems stem from days of old
when people did as they were told,
or they were punished for the crime
of daring to step out of line.

It’s only bullies think they ought
to have rights to freedom of thought,
so, they’ve arranged society
to prop up this impropriety.

The bullies want to run the show,
so, tell you what to think and know,
‘till you don’t know to think things out
or know what life is all about.

From the cradle to the grave,
this has been how bullies behave,
and when they are in politics
this manifests in their antics.

They make the rules and make the law
to keep control over the poor,
and tell them what they should believe,
for this is how they can deceive.

Throughout the school curriculum,
they wish to swing the pendulum
of bias and predisposition
to their own view and position.

They don’t want children in the habit
of thinking for themselves a bit,
because if that were more widespread
they’d suss deceit in what was said.

                                               (continued ->)

BRAINWASHING THE GULLIBLE. (->continued)

These bullies want us all to do
exactly what they want us to,
for, independent thinking can
undermine their cunning plan.

If most of the population
in a so-called advanced nation
cannot think or fathom out
what these bullies are about.

Then, as these systems are unfurled
it’s bullies who will rule the world,
if anything gets in their way
they’ll make sure it’s us that pay.

Which is a concept they know well,
for, as far as I can tell
if people don’t think for themselves
they’ll blindly buy from off their shelves.

If people put a bit of thought
into the rubbish that they’ve bought,
the chances are they’d stop mid-flight
because their purchases aren’t right.

Such thinking would eventually
undermine the economy,
and all those rich bullies would then
be on a rant to us condemn.

They don’t want folks to think too hard
if it affects their own back yard,
they want them to stay ignorant,
gullible and deferent.

So they can take them for a ride,
whilst their deceitful plans they hide,
and hope we won’t revolt someday
to take their privilege away.

                                                 B. Withers 2021

My point exactly, but I like the way you said it!

E& I

 

Sun Dec 12, 2021 9:10 pm


magoo wrote:

That  figure of 72  is probably  not right ,  not 72 per day , more like 72 per hour  😜🤯

    I'm a Naturalized Citizen  from Ireland (  The Auld Sod )  and I loved this country from the first day I stepped of the plane  . There  was and is so much Promise  for new arrivals. It is a bit of a struggle to  become a Yank to  absorb this new culture  (  and I spoke English  ...a little Gaelic   , a smattering of French and  Latin for three years  ...) it was interesting to read Caesars  diaries  and question their veracity , History is written by the Victorious  !   ....back on track ....It must be extremely difficult to be immerced in a different Culture  and having to learn a new language .  Most immigrants love this country , it's  freedoms  and  even it's challenges .  One of the first things I remember  after my arrival was the  Resignation of the President . , Richard Nixon  , " Tricky Dicky " .  That was one of the very first things , a disgraced President   with his arms outstretched saying .....

   "  I am Not a Crook "   !!  It was disappointing at first  that any President would  do something so egregious  that he had to resign or  be tried in a Court  and judged by his Peers ..  whether it was fear of being found guilty  and trying to save his bigoted  narcissist  ass  from further humiliation  or deciding to quit to save America  further  trauma  at his hands I  couldn't honestly say .  The one bright shining  reality is that he just left .  The evidence was clear, he had broken the oath he took outside the Capitol building when he was sworn in .    The fact that stood out for me  was that the System had worked  so my faith in the American system  in regard to holding leaders accountable   for unlawful ....or just simply  Awful ...actions that they took  or  failed to take while  being The Commander in Chief  , the person who sets the Tone  for all or most of  the population .  The deal to walk awY with a guaranteed Pardon  had been made  and it was the best path  leading to some normality and some  confidence in the American Dream  and justice  in this particulat case .  I knew all the existing flaws and crimes against humanity  during the  darkest hours for  black peole and other minorities .  Slavery and Jim Crowe  with their legacies  are a permanent stain on the Nation as a whole .  I  had faith that the  system in turmoil would  eventually lead to equal justice for all ..  The country I had just come  from  was in economic and social meltdown  but I felt the same way about  Ireland . It had survived the British Boot on it's neck  and was about to be  in a civil rights  struggle which was very similar ( not the Same obviously ) to the US  Civil rights struggles . Poll taxes and all kinds of schemes to  render  useless the   potential votes  of the minority  , Catholics ....read  :  Irish Nationalists , Native Irish  in the British controlled   6 Counties  of Northern Ireland .  They could only vote if the Owned Property  , this excluded  huge chunk of the population .....similar to the US tactic in Many States   of  having to answer silly, ridiculous  questions , How many jelly beans in a jar ???   This was  a story shared by Southetn people of color   , Jews   and anyone considered   excess baggage  by the State Governments . 

   This is where my thinking comes from  .  The dishonest , bigoted  "pretending to be Religious  Politicians  and  Preachers  (  Ian Paisley "   check out his speeches , diatribes  against integration  and  peace agreements  )  were like a cancer    , spreading hate  and bigotry  as their only goal in life .  Corruption and lies  lead to a loss of faith in the entire system .  The  British Regular Army  units began to  arrive to protect the  Cathoils districts which were being   burned to the fround to force their occupants out .  The people they came to protect greeted rhem  with fliwers and cups of tea ....initially  .  In a very short time the Army became just another enemy  , raiding Catholic homes  . Taking Husbands , Sons   and Brothers  into custody in a military prison , specially built , just like Guantanamo   ,  without evidence or creating evidence   to suit their needs  the Army quickly became the enemy .  This led to a total loss of trust and faith  in the Government , the Police ( B Specials  )  and provoked a total breakdown of the society in general .  People could not trust their own neighbors  , did not trust the British Government  run Media .  , the Army or the Police .

    This breakdown in confidence  in the System  led to a smouldering   state of Civil War in the Northern Six Counties  of Ireland . Which lasted  over Thirty Years !!  Everyone took the law into their own hands . " Kneecapping "  became the justice du jour  for possible traitors or Spies on Both Sides . As in France after the second World War   , any women who got too close to  soldiers  had their heads shaved or were  ( sometimes Tarred and  Feathered   )  . The same tactics were used by  both the Unionists ( READ    Protestants )  and the Southern allied  Irish Nationalists  ( read  Catholics .) . 

   Donald Trump  , in my opinion ,  was trying to create this same poisonous  and treacherous  atmosphere in the US  and infortunately  he has succeeded  in many ways .  With assistance from some media  allies  existing divisions were  deliberately   used to divide the country even further ..  Race division , economic divisions ,  pitting Middle America against the   Coastal population .  .  I would advise   ALL   the people wandering around in bulletproof  vesta and carrying weapons of war  to be careful what you wish for .  Fomenting hatred and  widening divisions  is a very  dangerous road to travel  and can  have unintended consequences  for the whole country .   

      Just as an addition to the Cautionar Tale I would add the  following  horrendous  example of where this mindless  hatred can lead .   This is  just one of the events that  screamed  .  Enough is Enough  .  

      Dozens of little girls and Boys  ranging from  Kindergarden to about six years old  were making theitr way to school  in a large group  holding hands  and all excited to be going back to school .  A Priest  was in front leading the kids .along a street .  People lined the road on both sides  and when the little kids appeared  there was a hail of projectiles , stones and other objects were thrown  at these kids   as they ran this Gauntlet  being cursed  and  screamed at  as objects were thrown at them . 

    This is how lowe  and nasty this shit can get when divisions are used  by politicians  and Clergy   to turn people against each other like  Rabid Dogs .  

   Sorry about going on  and on but as I said  I love this country and is capable of ding so much  better   if given the chance .   Don't turn this beautiful country  into  a carbon copy of  Ireland's Six Counties  as they were   for more than 30 Years .  Tolerance is the key . 

Eamon  Out ....💚☘❤

That's a good analogy. It's tragic what human beings are capable of doing to each other...

Sun Jan 02, 2022 12:30 pm


w30bob wrote:

I hear ya nal, but it's not just 2 people.   It's 2 people out of 4, or out of 6.  I'm 57, and can distinctly remember a time when "stupid" was rare, not the majority.  I just saw an add for 2 chainsaws a guy was selling online. His price was $100 each or both for $300.  Need I say more?  

;0)

 

I believe as you do that the world is getting dummer.  People don't use their brains anymore, or, they have lost the ability to. Directions on items you buy have so many warnings on them that seem really silly until you think about it....someone actually did what they warn against.

Sun Jan 02, 2022 3:58 pm


Anonymous wrote:

Watch Idiocracy.

Lol.....someone really Did  Predict the future !!!  ...ROFLMAO....I think thats it  @!  😈😈🤡🤡🤯🤯

Now watch   " Don't look up " .   

Meryl Streep is so good . 

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