Keeping up with the people I don’t want to have anything to do with.

I don't hear read or watch most news but I was idling online just now.

Here are some of the thoughts that crossed my mind. …

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2195469/Michael-Jacksons-birthday-Paris-Jackson-shares-treasured-picture-celebrates-hometown-Gary-Indiana.html

I am not interested in chavs or nouveau celebes but what interested me is what a bad ide it can be letting some parents have babies. Not that I begrudge the world a few more losers but it's the labels they put on them.

If someone called you Blanket, how old would you have to be before you could change it to something sensible. Or is it something you grow into as you grow up, like the name Fokker or some-such?

Then there is my all time favourite bete noire:
George Dumarse aka George the Thickthst.
http://www.michaelmoore.com/ had this to say about him:

George? George W.
Bush? Doesn't Strike a Bell

Former president being kept in undisclosed location through end of
GOP convention as Democrats politely refrain from mentioning
he ever occupied the White House

So I clicked on the link and got:
http://www.michaelmoore.com/

Figures!

So I copied the link and pasted it to the URL line:

http://www.michaelmoore.com/www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/29/george-w-bush-republican-convention_n_1838248.html

I can't work out if this page was set up to keep an idiot happy, or if it was set up by an idiot.

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One thought on “Keeping up with the people I don’t want to have anything to do with.

  1. And now the depressing bit:Originally posted by Michael Prysner -a veteran of the war in Iraq and an anti-war activist:

    Our officers kill more U.S. troops than the TalibanRecord suicides prove our right to refuse to fightBy Michael PrysnerThis article was originally posted on OurLivesOurRights.orgThe U.S. Army revealed that July yielded the highest number of active-duty soldier suicides on record, with 38 in just a single month (this number does not include other branches of service, or Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who commit suicide once they get out of the military).In the same month 30 U.S. soldiers were killed in Afghanistan, the highest number in a single month so far this year, who should have never been sent to their deaths in the first place. Suicides outpacing combat deaths has been a reality for years. In 2008, 2009 and 2010 there were more suicides in the active-duty Army than there were killed in Afghanistan.Those who took their own lives, in reality, did not kill themselves. Our psychological bleeding started when we were sent by lying, crooked politicians to occupy a civilian population against their will. Once the bleeding started, they were killed by the long-exposed willful negligence by the military chain-of-command and millionaire politicians who refuse to address the suicide crisis and say there’s “not enough money” for adequate mental health services (all while they write blank checks to multi-billion-dollar defense contractors.)The suicide epidemic and failure crisis in Army mental health is not a new story. The military brass and politicians in Washington have been well-aware, with intense public pressure, that urgent, emergency action is needed to stop the daily (yes, daily) suicide of active-duty troops.But, their response to the epidemic—being experienced by those they pat on the back and say “we support the troops” when they send us to war—has not only been complete inaction in making necessary changes to address the crisis, but in fact trying harder to deny treatment for PTSD and sweep the problem under the rug.Our officers are the real enemy and danger to our livesThe worst offenders have been our own commanding officers. It is a known fact that general officers have ordered their subordinate Army psychologists to not diagnose soldiers with PTSD in order to keep those soldiers eligible to deploy to combat again, and to deny them compensation and treatment that “wastes taxpayer money.” Soldiers can literally walk into a mental health clinic on base with documented combat experience and trauma, tell the doctor they want to commit suicide, beg for help, and be told they are fine and sent back to their unit.In addition to scandals over denying a legitimate diagnosis and treatment, the officer corps is responsible for creating a culture of harassment, intimidation and shame for those seeking help for PTSD. Anyone serving in today’s military knows the reality for traumatized troops; they are called a “malingerers,” told they are lying, are publicly berated and shamed in their units for seeking help, forced to deploy again and even formally punished for their symptoms. Even if a soldier is lucky enough to get diagnosed and medically discharged with PTSD, the officer-run discharge process can take years and is so notoriously grueling, unfair, uncaring and stressful, that it is more likely to drive soldiers closer to suicide.The officers’ facilitation of criminally negligent and inadequate treatment, coupled with the encouraged, open culture of shame and intimidation for those seeking help, it is no surprise that so many resort to suicide. Yet, every time these shocking statistics come out, the officers scratch their heads and say “we have no idea why this is happening!”

    There isn't a lower life form than a journalist. Unless it is a journalist with a cause.Maybe his post is skewed. Or maybe it holds a great deal of treuth.It was worked out once that a battle ready squad rapidly decays in action so that after (IIRC) 40 daya or so, it is so badly off form it aught to be withdrawn.There are stories of men so exhausted they can fall asleep under heavy fire. Lying exposed to it if the wind changes while they have had enough time to fall asleep, and remaining asleep despite urgent warnings.Over-extending a paramilitary police force or militia turns them into an overextended police farce and a malicious, apparently.So on that downer, I bid you all good night.

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