I know we don’t agree politically on much and usually that doesn’t bother me but HOLY FUCKING HELL; to suggest that Germany or Japan or Afghanistan occupations by US forces are anything at all a like is to take history 101; light it on fire and flush the burning ash down a toilet.
Germany and Japan were fully recognized countries that were so god damn legitimate and powerful that they were able to take control of other countries by asking nicely; and when that failed - international war.
Afghanistan has NEVER launched a foreign invasion; ever.
Are you honestly suggesting that Afghanistan under the pre2001 Taliban was a full strength - legitimately-lead country as recognized by a foreign power that wasn’t an Arab-Middleeastern-Sharia-law-based country?
Because I don’t want to be mean here but if that’s the case that’s just about the stupidest fucking thing I’ve ever fucking read on the entire fucking internet.
Andrea and her boyfriend, Steve, drove down to Des Moines, Iowa this past weekend to visit before a wedding. In case you are wondering, “Hhmm…Which band of lovely Northerners can I have down to visit this year?” I recommend them. Mainly because they are better than the Keebler Elves. They…
I hope you enjoy it. There should be a note included with it explaining why that was the book chosen but in short I felt you’d feel a lot of kinship with Murakami; a writer, a runner, and a deep thinker whose learned it’s OK to move at your own pace
If I was able to get at the book before you opened it I would have highlighted the passage on page vii: Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
“The prevailing message women receive is that sexual aggression is unfeminine, that a woman’s primary sexual role is as regulator of male desire — to say yes or no, but not to pursue desires of our own. Women are still often taught that sexy is the same as “pretty,” that it means dressing a certain way and then waiting to be approached.”—Porn star Lorelei Lee talks obscenity - Salon.com (via sexisnottheenemy)
This weekend I discovered that the fan speed for the car’s A/C is tied directly to the MPH speed of the car; the faster you go, the better the A/C works. In 95º weather racing across Iowa turns out to be some odd facsimile of Speed. -Go over 65 MPH or roast.-
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has allowed new requirements for that state’s abortion clinics to become law without his signature on the bill. The governor’s office announced Nixon’s decision Wednesday — the deadline to sign or veto bills. If not signed by the governor, Missouri bills automatically become law. The legislation will expand Missouri’s 24-hour abortion consent law by requiring clinics to give women the chance to view an ultrasound image and listen to the heartbeat of the fetus. It also requires a consultation to occur in person instead of over the phone, and mandates that women receive a description of the physical characteristics of the fetus. The new law is to take effect Aug. 28.
What POSSIBLE medical reason has he given for signing this into law? It’s trying to guilt women into not getting an abortion. It’s not like, “Oh hey, we weren’t sure ladiezzz know what they’re carrying when they say they’re pregnant, so this is good medical advice.”
What a chicken-shit governor. Not signing or vetoing the law. Takes a lot of courage to make those kind of decisions.
Reason #247 why I have disowned my state of birth.
They kind of laws are always pushed for by anti-women’s rights groups (prochoice/prolife are both fail names, let’s cut to the chase; either you think a woman can make a choice about her own body or you don’t. Choice/Life is over, just say that you either favor women’s right to self-determination or not. But I digress.)
Anyway, these type of laws are pushed for with the thought that it will scare women from abortions or slow the process of getting one, in the second regard these laws can be considered ‘successful’ but studies have shown that in many cases, showing a woman considering an abortion that her fetus is smaller than a thumb or still has a tail can have the effect of assuring her that an abortion is an option she wants to pursue because let’s face it; IT HAS A TAIL!
An actual building wide email sent today or why Minnesotans make the best coworkers
I was in the break room on the 6th floor picking up a twix bar when I noticed that someone had left $1.25 in the vending machine (not pop machine). If you were intending to get something from the vending machine but left without getting anything and you would like your change back, I have it at my desk. I sit right next to Michael Cxxxx.
We’re migrating to Office 2010 this month and the powers that be (but not very well) send out an email that includes the following (emphasis mine):
Employees should plan to complete required two- to four-hour online training before their computers are migrated from Microsoft Office 2003 to Office 2010 this summer
So. I’m halfway through the first 45 minute course, for Outlook 2010. 8 minutes to learn to send messages, 7:24 to learn to read them. It’s a video w/audio course which is totally suitable for a cube farm environment.
When you get to the 8th video it’s time to practice all that you’ve learned. FUN! Except.
About the practice session
When you click the Practice button, a separate window with practice instructions will appear.
Note You need to have Outlook 2010 installed on your computer.
The 9th video is a test, asking you to recount the steps you took in the practice.
Perfect. I’m required to take the training PRIOR to migration, but the training requires migration.
I don’t know, something like 4500 people in this building, the training set up 3 weeks ago, and this hasn’t been caught yet? Wait, no, that makes sense.
“I am vetoing this bill because I have become convinced that this issue is of such significant societal importance that it deserves to be decided directly by all the people of Hawaii. The subject of this legislation has touched the hearts and minds of our citizens as no other social issue of our day. It would be a mistake to allow a decision of this magnitude to be made by one individual or a small group of elected officials. And while ours is a system of representative government it also is one that recognizes that, from time to time, there are issues that require the reflection, collective wisdom and consent of the people and reserves to them the right to directly decide those matters. This is one such issue”
This pisses me off; no one should have make something so completely idiotic sound like it’s a great idea.
Technically speaking, the core reason for all Rights is that a minority power group is exactly that; a group with less power. I could go off on this for hours but I won’t do that here because at some point sooner or later that rant turns from seething anger to mad foam raging barbarian and I really can’t afford that kind of stress in the middle of the week.