Greetings from Calico Blackie!
Whenever I hear someone describe themselves, or others as “crazy”, I always reply with:
“We’re all crazy. It’s just that most of us bother to hide it from others and don’t act on our craziness.”
I’m not impressed by some idiot trying to get my attention by telling me how crazy they are.
WE’RE ALL CRAZY.
That’s one of the things that makes the world go ’round.
One of the craziest things we do is completely believing in fairy tales. You know….
“The world is a beautiful place, full of good people and beauty. Full of goodness and goodwill towards men.”
While that might be true, it also contains streets made of cold, hard concrete. Ugly streets full of ugly people who will shaft you for a nickel. People who are cruel because they enjoy being cruel.
Your outlook depends on what you look for when you venture out into the world each day.
Do you look for beauty? Or do you look for the darker and uglier side of the world?
An ideal mix, I suppose, would be to look for beauty and to always be aware of the ugliness that exists out there. That way, your world isn’t shattered when you’re exposed to just how ugly the world can be.
Why does ugliness and evil exist?
Because we’re human and all crazy. Some of us are not crazy in a “good way”. Some people are just plain evil crazy. Watch out for those people.
Of course, these are all lessons we should have learned growing up.
As kids, we believe the fairy tales and as we age, we begin to realize there isn’t always a happy ending. Sometimes you don’t live “Happily ever after.”
But, we still hope at least part of our fairy tales remain true.
That’s why when some idiot, or group of idiots commit a crime (such as the Marathon bombing) so heinous that we can’t seem to wrap our heads around the evil of it all, we ask the question:
I read this today and thought I’d repost it here……..
“Why?” My questions is this…. Why do we always want to know “Why?”
What possible reason could make bombing and killing innocents acceptable? Asking “Why” gives validity to whatever argument these scumbags have rattling around in their skulls.
How many times have you personally watched a situation unfolding where innocents are slaughtered and the “compassionate” among us and the media asks “Why?”.
Once that happens we see a progression of excuses and allowances made for a person or a groups actions.
I do not care that these two boys are possibly of the Muslim faith, I do not care if they are terrorists, I do not care if it is a father that abuses his child or wife, I do not care that it is a mother that allows her child to starve to feed her drug habit.
The only thing I can see these people have in common, all of these abusers, rapists, murderers and terrorists, is that they are all narcissists in that they believe their own thoughts, feelings, world view or religion is more important than anyone else’s right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.
Screw them all. I do not want to know why. Put them down like the rabid dog they are, turn off the cameras and never mention their names again. Cremate them and spread their ashes in the holding tanks of a sewage plant.
End of story.
This is my opinion and of course will be dissected and spit upon and I really don’t care.
Want to know “Why?”? Because anyone that would make ANY kind of excuse for someone or some group guilty of killing or abusing of innocents is a part of the problem and not part of the solution and thus a waste of my time.
Calico Blackie says:
When is killing our fellow human beings justifiable? Is it when they’ve proven themselves detrimental to the well-being of society? If that were the case, shouldn’t we be taking out all the banksters on Wall Street?
Is killing justifiable when a person, or persons become a threat to all of our physical well being?
Is killing justifiable when a person, or group of persons become predators, preying upon society?
So, maybe the question isn’t “Why?”
Maybe we should decide “When is violence justifiable?”
Oh, by the way, speaking of predators in groups preying on society….
Did anyone notice this?
Cispa bill on cyber security passed by the US House
The US House of Representatives has passed the controversial Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act.
Cispa is designed to help combat cyberthreats by making it easier for law enforcers to get at web data.
This is the second time Cispa has been passed by the House. Senators threw out the first draft, saying it did not do enough to protect privacy.
Cispa could fail again in the Senate after threats from President Obama to veto it over privacy concerns.
A substantial majority of politicians in the House backed the bill.
The law is passing through the US legislative system as American federal agencies warn that malicious hackers, motivated by money or acting on behalf of foreign governments, such as China, are one of the biggest threats facing the nation.
“If you want to take a shot across China’s bow, this is the answer,” said Mike Rogers, the Republican politician who co-wrote Cispa and chairs the House Intelligence Committee.
Cispa has also secured the backing of several technology firms, including the CTIA wireless industry group, as well as the TechNet computer industry lobby group, which has Google, Apple and Yahoo as members. By contrast, the social news website Reddit has been vocal in its opposition to the bill. In March, Facebook said it no longer supported Cispa.
The bill could fail again in the Senate after the Obama administration’s threat to use its veto unless changes were made. The White House wants amendments so more is done to ensure the minimum amount of data is handed over in investigations.
The American Civil Liberties Union has also opposed Cispa, saying the bill was “fatally flawed”. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Reporters Without Borders and the American Library Association have all voiced similar worries.
Cispa’s authors say existing amendments have addressed many of the criticisms and more oversight was being given to data before it was handed over.
Link is here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22213379
Calico Blackie says:
So, you see…..
The government CAN get things done when they want to get things done.
Are we safer now? Do you feel better about our government now? Do you still believe in fairy tales?
Then, you’ll believe the government passes laws such as these to protect us.
Here’s another good one that has been flying under the radar these days…..
IRS tells agents it can snoop on emails without warrant, internal documents show
The Internal Revenue Service believes it doesn’t need permission to root through emails, texts or other forms of electronic correspondence, according to recently released internal agency documents.
The documents, which were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by the American Civil Liberties Union, reveal that tax department agents have been operating under the assumption that they can bypass warrants. The ACLU claims this would in turn violate the Fourth Amendment.
According to a 2009 IRS employee handbook, though, the tax agency said the Fourth Amendment does not protect emails because Internet users don’t “have a reasonable expectation of privacy in such communications.”
A lawyer for the agency reiterated the policy in 2010. And the current online version of the IRS manual says that no warrant is required for emails that are stored by an Internet storage provider for more than 180 days.
Calico Blackie says:
Well, hey. I don’t know about you, but I feel much safer now!
Maybe we’ll all be safer when our government stops pussyfooting around and tells us the fairy tale is all a sham, and makes their police state official.
It won’t even be any fun to say: “I told you so”.
But, don’t worry!
We still have our GUNZ! (for now)
Gun vote shows gulf between Washington, country
After the proposal to expand background checks as a part of gun legislation failed to win enough votes in the Senate Wednesday, President Obama expressed his disappointment and said this is “only the beginning” to pushing for reform.
If there was ever a moment that symbolized the difference between the power of public opinion and the strength of a concerted minority, it came Wednesday when the Senate defeated a bipartisan measure to expand background checks on gun purchases.
By the time the vote took place, the outcome was expected. Nonetheless, the result was stunning, as was made clear by the angry reaction of President Obama, who had invested so much capital on getting gun legislation passed after the shootings in Newtown, Conn., only to see those efforts crushed on the legislation’s first real test.
Obama’s description — “a pretty shameful day for Washington” — captured the moment and summed up the frustrations that many ordinary Americans long have expressed about the capital, which is that the system appears tilted in favor of blocking action on important, if controversial, issues rather than enacting legislation to deal with them.
It was a defeat as well for the victims’ relatives, men and women who have walked the halls of Congress and spoken out passionately for action.
It was a defeat for former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), who was nearly killed in a shooting in 2011 and who joined in the lobbying effort. They were at the White House with Obama and Biden after the vote, a tableau of hopes crushed.
Calico Blackie says:
Screw them and screw their misguided hopes too. What is shameful is how those cocksucker politicians cynically used victims of violence to further their own agendas of oppression.
But, enough about GUNZ and BOMBS….
What else are we reading about that is SO important?
Two female Long Island teachers pulled from classroom for ‘inappropriate contact with football player and wrestler’
Sources told the New York Post that the girlfriend of one of the high school students found a text from a teacher on his phone.
The girlfriend then alerted the school’s principal, John Dolan, the sources said.
The Post notes that it’s unclear whether Newton-McNally and Ackerberg actually engaged in physical behavior with the two seniors, or if they exchanged inappropriate text messages.
Police in Suffolk County have not been contacted, as both the students in question are over the age of consent.
Students told the Post that they were shocked that their two teachers could have engaged in inappropriate behavior with the two students.
‘It’s just hard to believe this stuff goes on,’ one student tweeted. ‘I’m really hoping that there isn’t anything and it’s chatter.’
Both of the students, who sources say are a wrestler and a football player, both have girlfriends, sources said.
Calico Blackie says:
We’re fascinated with sex and violence and yet we’re constantly worried about our safety. We can’t seem to get enough of lurid sex stories and bleeding news coverage.
Because we’re ALL crazy.
And maybe that’s what makes us human.
Maybe we’re misguided too? Maybe we believe what we’re told without question or analysis?
I’ve been half-heartedly following the “Gays in the Boy Scouts” stories for awhile and I’ve never been able to understand the root causes of all the homophobia that seems to grip our country. Is it because homophobic people are actually repressed homosexuals who have been denying their biological instincts all their lives?
I mean, think about it.
I’ve ALWAYS wished that 90% of the male population was GAY AS LIBERACE!
It certainly would have given a wart-hog like me a much better chance with the ladies “back in the day”!!
But, enough pontificating.
I’ve got yardwork to do.
The Sex, Violence and Gays will just have to wait for me another day.
In the meantime….
Not all fairy tales are lies.
KEEP THE FAITH
Calico Blackie @kidakita