IT’S OK

to be a

RACIST

or a sexist, or an anything-ist. Go for it.

NO, REALLY, I

do mean it.

Do it, dude. Dudette. Whatever.

Do it to them before they do it to you; pre-emptive is allowed in self-defense (sometimes).

SO GO AHEAD

and form your own opinions*. All I ask is that they actually are your own. Yours, Sir, Madame, or Undecided.

And now, your quote:

“Why is racism always a black/white thing? Am I expected to represent everyone in my group? Are guys always expected to pay on a date? Spend the semester exploring these and many other questions in the Multicultural Center’s three credit hour course. Classes meet twice a week and aim to expand self-awareness and develop valuable dialogue skills. Receive credit for the Leadership Minor and/or the Social Diversity in the U.S. GE while examining and discussing issues and experiences relevant to …”

If you haven’t noticed it’s from the same source as mentioned in my previous post, so—

CLICK HERE

 

—and if you haven’t visited the link (if only for the laughs) then let me remind you that this is the way your world is heading.

And those guys aren’t in it just for the giggles. What makes it all the more pathetic is that they are serious in pursuit of the student buck. Brrr. At one time the Halls of Learning purveyed education, nowadays they just push social compliance. Brrrrrrrrrrrr …

 

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“Mr Argus, Sir?”

“Yes, Little Virginia?”

“Why do you keep posting that monkey shot?”

” … … … … … … self portrait, Kid … ”

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* Please forgive the blasphemy involved here. It was purely for dramatic effect, actually I’m as docile/dormant/compliant/brain-dead as any other PC fanatic. Just try me …

YE GODS …

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Dammit. For once I’m completely gob-smacked.

Actually, I’m completely and utterly totally lost in admiration—this is taking PC dribble to a new and previously unachievable low height of lowness.

Can anyone, ever, do better? “My name is Ozymandias, Look upon my works ye mighty and weep~!” Sorry, Oz, you’ve been bettered—no need for ISIL to destroy bricks and mortar when American education can do it far better but less obviously.

“Mr Argus! Sir?”

“Yes, Little Ollivia?”

“Ozzy wot? Who? Whom? Please elucidate. Forthwith!”

“From a poem by Shelley, Cutie. Don’t you fret your pretty little head none—”

“Mr Argus! Don’t you try that patronising canine-chauvinistic stuff on me—”

“Miss Ollivia … Madame, I wouldn’t dare~”

But back to the issue: these nice folks (link below) have certainly achieved an unachievable-ever-again pinnacle.

What on Earth is wrong with American youth these days? In my time universities were ivy-coated Halls Of Learning—which relied on free speech. You know, that old ‘open debate’ stuff.

TO NOT RISK

offending the sensibilities of minority groups, or worse of majority groups, or worse yet of any groups, or even more worsest yet of any bugger anywhere I shall not quote from it. I’ll just post the link—

http://multiculturalcenter.osu.edu/education-and-training/crossing-identity-boundaries-es-hesa-25771/

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—and if you go there may Dog protect you and all who sail in you. Take a packet of popcorn and some barf-bags; and please be advised that if you don’t see in it what I see in it … we just aren’t on the same planet.

In the meantime … I present your immortal Ozzie:

I met a traveller from an antique land

Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone

Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,

Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,

And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,

Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,

The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.

And on the pedestal these words appear —

“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:

Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare

The lone and level sands stretch far away.’

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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DID

THE DONALD

really say that?

“From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families…

We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world, but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first. We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example. We will shine for everyone to follow.”

A genuine authentic real USA president actually said … that?

And still lives?

Still breathes, is still unshot?

Not (yet) stabbed, missiled, droned, poisoned, burned, drowned?

No one-in-a-trillion ‘impossible’ accidents? No rogue CIA bod doing his country a ‘service’?

Ye gods.

The universe is coming to an end … beam me up, Scotty, nothing is credible down here, not no more.

 

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For source of quote:  CLICK HERE

DON’T FRET

I’VE BEEN

reading this kind of stuff for years—

The impending catastrophe will not be limited to the United States but will affect the whole industrialised world. As the most indebted country in the world, the US will be hit very badly and the Trump Administration will be blamed. It is of course not their fault but the result of 100 years of mismanagement. Sadly though, the people in charge of the country will be blamed in spite of their efforts to save the situation.

As the US economy crashes and money printing starts in earnest, the dollar will end its reign as the world’s reserve currency. Since Nixon ended the gold backing in 1971, the dollar has not deserved the status of reserve currency.

Read it here:

https://goldswitzerland.com/pound-dollar-euro-and-yen-will-be-worthless-within-five-years/

—but as the years go by ‘they’ keep pulling more and more rabbits out of their apparently bottomless hat. Long may it last, I say~!

IS THERE AN ANSWER

to the problem of eternally de-valuing the currencies? Short answer …

no

… and that, Sir or Madame, be it.

BUT FROM Arms-t

purely personal perspective: the longer they can keep the squeaky leaky old tub afloat the better it suits me. Although it’s already hit the rocks and sinking, ‘they’ are doing a splendid job of pumping. Good on ’em, I say!

So when there’s no more room on their banknotes for endless extra zeroes, and even scientific notation no longer functions (you know, a million is 10 to the power of 6, so a million billion gillion trillion zillion is 10 to the etc etc) (don’t knock it, desperate people will try anything) what will take over as the ‘means of exchange’?

Disposable razors? screen-shot-2016-12-18-at-19-44-51

Cans of sardines?

Toilet rolls?     — — —> 

Even (brrrrr~!) … gold?

Naaaaaaahhhh …

pffffft

 

I HAVE AN

ADDICTION

turketteand it’s a bloody hard one to give up. Cold-turkey worked easily enough with other drugs but with this bast  beast it’s nigh impossible. So I’m reducing the dose each time, in a gradual withdrawal (hey, at least I’m working on it).

Anyway, more on that later …

MONEY

There. Now that I have your undivided attention I’d like to shamelessly direct you to another’s blog—

—to go there CLICK HERE but be advised, it’s as relevant to you as to the many millions of victims over there.

CAN IT HAPPEN

here? To (horrors~!) us?

Of course not—we are civilised, with a long history of progress, they aren’t us. No?*

SO WITH HUBRIS

demonstrated let’s face real facts: money has to be worth something.

Hey, I meant genuinely worth something … something more than a printed pretty** promise on a slip of papery stuff. Something more than the (real) transience implied by the word ‘current’ in the screen-top dictionary definition below—

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So one might be tempted to ask (rather than blindly accepting) what does ‘current’ actually mean, especially in the context of this fix?

Fix?

Oh yes … that’s my addiction; I’m trying to wean myself off blogging … now off you go, unsatisfied; go vote for your little politicians and your little dollars and rupees and francs and euros and roubles and whatever other paper rubbish is transiting your finances right now. Whatever you do, don’t for even one moment think that perhaps money should have intrinsic value. If you do, and if you gather enough like minds … you’ll bring our ‘civilisations’ crashing down around our ears. So get thee hence, off to the shops and spend spend spend as if you’ll have no money tomorrow***.

 

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* Never mind that they had cities and flush-toilets while we were still peering fearfully out of caves (check out Harappa, Mohenjo Daro, and suchlike …)

** Pretty damned revocable at zilch notice.

*** If things stay as they are with all these ‘promissory notes’ … … you won’t.

 

 

 

MARY JANE,

YOUR TIME IS UP

come in now, please—

Others, like the late Helen Kelly, used marijuana to ease the pain in the latter stages of cancer. And yet a dark clouds still hangs over marijuana as if it’s some sort of dirty drug option.

At the same time, we don’t have the same concerns about the wide-spread use of anti-depressants which ease suffering but alter the mind while they do so.

The latest statistics I can find on anti-depressant use come from the University of London and this is just for the UK, but in 2015, 61 million anti-depressant prescriptions were issued. 61 million. Compared with the 1990s, patients stay on anti-depressants for 50% longer now. Some for decades.

So increasingly in a world where we prescribe drugs that alter the mind, why do we still oppose the controlled use of medicinal marijuana?

—to read more, click the link below:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11787501

Or not.

As a non-smoker of the legal ghastly weed I must admit that the couple of times I tried the illegal ghastly weed it did absolutely nothing for me. Correction, it gave me a bit of a sore throat. (A small price to pay—in the company I was with each time to not indulge may have led to worse than a mere sore throat)(brrr.)

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Who uses cannabis?

Official statistics from Auckland University’s Alcohol and Public Health Research Unit show half of New Zealanders aged 15-65 have tried cannabis, and one-in-six define themselves as regular users. That’s about 1.5 million ordinary Kiwis who have ignored the law and tried cannabis, and around 400,000 who continue to use it.

Many successful business and professional leaders — including many elected officials such as former Prime Minister Helen Clark, Opposition Leader Phil Goff and Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne — admit they have tried cannabis. Pot smoking is now normal.

to read from source: CLICK LINK  —>   https://norml.org.nz/about/

I stumbled over this lot when I came across an article about some of the medical uses of the dread weed. If medics were genuinely more concerned with health than making bucks, perhaps they’d speak up (but if, of course, it really is a miracle treatment … silly me).

Anyway: don’t worree, be happee … and guzzle your soma.

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(if this is it … it’s about as appealing as a bowl of scotch thistles. Yuk~)

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I APOLOGISE

for the wonky perspectives (you just try taking a better one of the old church~!). Here, have a nice motto too—

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—snapped by moi when the church was being repaired after (wait for it~!) a wee fire. Hang around, the tale gets better …

BUT FIRST

 to set the scene. My Latin is a bit rusty so I googlised the motto and Google came up with more or less what I thought anyway, so let’s hear it—

 

“Yet it was not consumed”

 

—which sadly for the padre and his faithful flocks isn’t exactly accurate.  But first, again, to further set the scene—

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—this shot was taken of the attractive wee shack when it still existed.

Before the fire.

Before the ‘repairs’

Before the plug was finally pulled and the patient taken off life support because it was ‘earthquake prone’.

BUT ALL IS NOT

lost, the site (still empty) was utilised this year for Windsor’s very own Christmas tree—

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—which Google Maps if applied will show us where we are, thus:

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image from Google Maps

devil-1—and it all gets a bit complicated. Being a dum’ ol’ dog I’m easily confused by apparent contradictions, as in the now completely disappeared (gone, but not forgotten) motto stating that “despite the flames nothing was destroyed” versus the damaged-by-fire (and now completely gone) building that so proudly hosted that very sign.

Never mind, the tree looked nice …

… and I’m pretty sure it must be fire and earthquake proof.