Having a 22 year old son in the military myself, I cannot imagine how I would feel if we lost him. After reading this touching article I see how I would feel. I dont like it at all. Watch what happens when a cop loses his son, but thinks he sees his son in the truck he pulls over -a year after his funeral…
Yesterday I posted a fairly rigorous argument against allowing transgender or anyone unstable in the military and around automatic weapons all day. I felt like I gave more than ample legal and moral reasons why it must always be no.
But this morning I want to add one more thought to that post..
Veteran missing limbs
As long as we still have these around in mass quantities..( vets with no limbs)
Then we should never ever be financing any of these operations.
Veteran with Prosthetic
But we should be making as many of these as possible.
Legs Before Lipstick- Prosthetic Before Panties
No matter left or right, liberal or conservative there are some things that you just assume all thinking people would be able to figure out on their own. I never thought I would have to write a post on why transgender cannot serve in the military. I have to take the time today and write it off as being ” overlooked and needing explanation ” and so that is what I am going to do. Lay out some facts surrounding this situation in general that if you do not know, you have no business commenting against the decision to ban transgender from the military. This is not my opinion but facts that anyone can verify and which common sense should then validate.
I promise in this short time to make it so easy and clear to understand it that not even Obama could lie his way out of it. So simple that the very reverend Al Sharpton could not race bait his way out …( now I have to think of a white person so I am not a racist) .
..and so well explained that even Bill Clinton could not spin it.
The link at the top is another hate post about Trump and his hatred towards transgenders. It is just a typical ” he is such a bigot ” rant with no evidence of any thinking behind the post. I intend to make a few things very clear for you all.
Fact– let me remind you that nobody, whether transgender or Bi-Polar is allowed to serve in the military. If you have a psychological or psychiatric disorder, you are not able, period. For some reason that I have not researched, why transgender people were given a ” pass ” on this in the first place when they fall into the same category as all others with a mental health related disorder.
Transgender people are diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria in the DSM–V. Recently the name of the disorder was switched from GID – Gender Identity Disorder to GD – Gender Dysphoria. The definitions of the two names have remained almost identical.
So if I stopped writing now, you should have enough information to understand why they cannot serve. However for the sake of leaving no doubts, lets include some facts that we don’t hear about much. If you are just now being told about the additional facts, hopefully it will put an end to any more speculation about where exactly people with GD should be spending their time and effort.
Celebrities and Hollywood are very quick to speak out about things they have no clue about. As a matter of fact they get paid to do it! That’s why they are called ” actors “. Also, as you may know the media is generally anti-Trump to begin with. So the campaign trail was an absolute up road battle from the get go with Hillary owning the liberal media. Lots of lies and half-truths spread.
To give you an example of how much they contradict themselves in general, listen to this recent event. During the presidential campaign, there were a few famous actors and television personalities that threatened a few things would occur if Trump was elected. One thing was that about 20 were going to take the first flight out of the country because they could not stand the idea of living under Trump. None of them ever left.
Another threat was the total shutdown of Hollywood, from grips to producers, actors to stage managers. In the press during both of these events was none other than Brad Pitt.
Mr. Pitt absolutely took the position that the very best of this country – Hollywood would up and leave and we would all be at a great loss and regret electing Trump.
Things have an amazing way of turning around. Just a month ago Mr Pitt broke the news to the media that Hollywood and its directors and producers and almost all others were running the biggest pedophile rings in the world and that for 30 years in the field he had seen nothing but people in the industry using child actors for their own sexual toys. He went into great detail and even said the illuminatti and Hollywood together controlled the worlds pedophile rings. He had absolutely nothing but horrible things to say about the same people he threatened to runaway with!
I bet he is glad now he didn’t leave the country with a few thousand pedophiles. He must have thought of what could happen in a situation where he is so greatly out numbered…yeah..
So you have to take the media with a grain of salt.
Above I clarified in a paragraph why legally transgenders are not permitted in the military. Now let’s look at a few other facts and see if when we finish you still will push for the rights to serve in the military.
If I told you the president had just signed an order allowing anyone who was only ” mildly impaired” on drugs or alcohol to serve in the military and be involved in combat would you support it?
Mildly impaired would mean for example when driving a car that a person would have a 25% risk of accident simply because they are mildly impaired. 25% of this group will, without a doubt be in some sort of wreck.
Would you support the President allowing this group in the military? As a matter of fact do you think that being around endless supplies of ammo and automatic weapons is a good match for that mildly impaired person?
I’m going to assume most of you say that you are against that due to safety . So let’s take a look at how transgenders rate in the area of being ” impaired ” in that sense by their own behavior.
Were you aware that only 49% of transgender people will live out their full life? That’s right because 61% will commit suicide. No matter why or how they do it, the fact is, 61% will kill themselves. My first question after telling you this is
How good of an idea would it be for the USA to place those people around an endless supply of ammo and guns every single day? Also if you knew that a person that was serving with you in the military had made a conscious decision to increase his own chances of dying sooner by altering a circumstance in his life which was not mandatory, how confident would you feel with them as your sole cover in a gun battle?
Now lets add to the mix that a family member, maybe a son or daughter was in the same military group as that person and had daily contact . Perhaps even they relied on one another for combat backup if need be.
Would you be committed to backing their rights to serve with your son or daughter in the military? If you would then let me ask you this.
Lets say I was guidance counselor at your child’s high school. We were discussing colleges, I strongly encouraged and even pushed the child to go to a certain school that would offer lots more scholarship money, sports that he likes, and even a possible sports full ride scholarship. None of the others have any of this . None of the other schools can even compare to what they offer, and its even in your home state!
*Oh there is one little downside. Unlike the other colleges with a less than 3% student suicide rate, the child would have classes each day with some individuals who we know can get a little suicidal or homicidal, but we are pretty sure only 61% will actually kill themselves , and don’t know that any else would be injured . So in all truth, 41% of the child’s classmates will likely live long enough to graduate just like everyone else!
But as a courtesy I did want to let you know about the slightly higher rates of violence and death. Other than that its …to die for.
Now if as a parent you are alright sending your child into an environment where not maybe, but for a fact 61% of a certain group of classmates were suicidal or homicidal, and they would all at take at minimum their own life at some point in time, then there is nothing I could say to you to change your mind on transgenders in the military. You are whats called a ” high risk taker”.
Other than offer to pray a prayer of protection each day over your child, my hands are tied.
I did hear the argument once that the 61% suicide rate was inflated because most suicides are due to stigma or being made fun of, and not being transgender.
Here was and still is my response to that ;
Whether 61% of transgenders check out due to stigma, shame, someone else’s fault , or straight up conviction of sin one thing is for sure. 61% of transgenders check out early. Dead is dead.
With that thought in mind my friends, answer this question..
Would you encourage a loved one into a situation where they had only a 49% chance of survival? On purpose? Someone you care about. Fight to get them in a place where they had only a 49% chance of survival? Of course not you say?
Maybe if your brain would be malfunctioning, right?
That is what you are doing every time you ” fight for the rights ” of a LGBT group. You may as well look them in the eye and tell them your mission and efforts will put them in the grave much sooner.
…But they will die with rights. If that is what is so important.
Mental Health. Looks like this pretty much , right? I took this picture 2 days ago. You know why? I assumed when I contacted the law to pick the body up they may want some documentation of when and where I found the guy. Not that its any big deal, I see these bums all day long here in Daytona. Heck You and me could have ended up like that if we didn’t make the right choices, right? Whatever. Who are we kidding. But for the grace of God, there goes me.
In this case I got to walk away feeling better then I initially thought. You see, when I realized he was stiff, and smelled bad I just instinctively went to see if he had any ID to give the law. I was quite shocked when he about jumped when my hand touched his jacket pocket. He was alive! Sort of. Mike, as I later learned was his name was so scared I came to hurt him that he was shaking, I sat down with him and told him it was all good and I help people like him. I am a social worker. I help all people. No matter the age, race, issues, addictions, etc.
I know you cant see all that well in this picture as far as his age and all, but after we had talked awhile he shared a little about his life. Take a guess as to his age? Just do it, ball park.
Mike is 51.
I was able to offer him some options that he never knew were there. I know because that is my gift. We all have gifts, and in my case I have the ability to identify what people need to make their situation the very best it can be. I have done it for my entire career as a clinical social worker. I have worked with teens, parents, mental health patients, addicted folks, poverty stricken, violent people, even the most seriously developmentally disabled people in the world, literally. I have been called on to improve the quality of life for those who are deaf, dumb, blind, and aggressive. Can you imagine? The people in that arena that I ran programs for were abused so badly as babies that even though many were born ” normal” they had some of the most evil parents and caregivers you could imagine. Tossed in dumpsters as babies left to die, left on the hot Florida beaches as infants simply because the mom or dad was too lazy to bring them to a fire station or another outlet who would gladly have taken them in.
I started a school for 60 felons, ages 11-18. Gang members, 12 year old kids running crack at 3am on school days for their own parents. I lived for 5 years with 45 teens who were sexually abused very severely. Every group of people I worked with I was so thankful to have a God given gift to see through the outside and meet the true need on the inside. Now, before anyone thinks I am bragging – it could not be further from the truth. I am so ” ungifted ” in some areas that men should be – lol- I remember a time when I had my young boys with me in my truck and I noticed my wipers were bad. I could not see through them. I stopped at the Auto Zone , ordered up 2 wipers in a manly voice…and spent the next 30 minutes in the parking lot trying to figure out how to put the blades on until my 7 year old son took pity on me. He installed them in 5.
If you have followed me long you will note that although I share my personal struggles, and trials, I have never laid out an ” I love me post” about my accomplishments in my gifts. One reason is because I realize it is a gift. I can help anyone, in any situation, no matter what the circumstances. I just don’t feel comfortable bragging about something that I was given. Oh, believe me – I can hang with the best of the braggers. I have the degrees, the awards and all that jazz. I could not even tell you where any of them are right now. I don’t care. I care about educating people and helping them save time, money and stress.
What I love most about what I do is I know every single job duty all those people and more have. But I don’t have to become each one. I sure can steer you to who will actually help you and who wants your money. I can tell you that in many cases I have not been able to get to the parent or family in time before they got taken for a ride to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars and more. That’s the reason I am so determined to hold providers of mental health, addictions, behavioral health, and juvenile delinquents accountable for what they do. I know what they should be doing – but you don’t. I am not a psychiatrist, but if you have ever read my home page ” mental heath- its a crazy business” you know I do not mince words. Why? I know the truth.. Do want to know how many doctors or psychologists, psychiatrists have written me nasty letters over the 4 years I have been slamming them? ZERO.
I am sharing this for a reason. I am hanging my shingle again. For 4 years I have poured my heart out on here about my entire life. Its time to help you all get to where you need and want to be. And I am asking you to trust your family or personal needs into my care. I make the same promise I have kept my entire career. I will NEVER leave you broken. An I will certainly never leave you broke. I don’t discharge my families when they go through a rough patch financially. I love using my gift. You may have noticed I have never taken a dime for any thing here, I do not sell ads like some. This audience that you all are was hand picked. I have never connected to the internet, other then this WordPress sight.
Last check this blog has had visitors from 65 countries ( that I know of ) and followers from at least 25 that I know of. That’s not my doing. It is no accident. You all are here for a reason. I am here to help.
When Mike Carey came along and was willing to join with this mission, I was and still am ecstatic. Why? Because Mike and I share a similar passion. We both love to use our gifts to help others. We both will never leave anyone hanging until they are well. I am gong to show you a real life example of how God has already used Mike in my own family. Most of you know I have 2 grown boys, and 2 baby girls. Well, babies to me, they are 5 & 10.
This is my baby Shelbi..
My baby had 72 sticks with a needle that her doctor insisted on to test for allergies. For nothing. Next up he said – blood work! No. No way.. But what can I do? Better late then never – I called our resident gifted man in the healing of diseases. He said ” you took her where” ? ( made me feel even lower lol) – No more he said , get her on the phone with me tonight for a minute or two. I was thinking to myself- Hello!! What was I thinking? Tonight Shelbi said hello to Mr. Mike for about 2 minutes, and 10 minutes later he says ” oh she has some poisoning in her system and a viral infection. Go to your local health food store and get 2 items ( like 5 bucks each) and in 7 days it will be gone.
HUH?? What? Why did I forget the other people I have sent to him who had major diseases go away? Anyways no blood work and that’s Mikes gift.
If you need physical healing – take advantage of this gift right in front f you . If its healing in any other area, call on me. I work on a case by case basis, until the job is done. I want you all to take this email address down.
Dontlabelmykid2@gmail.com – to help with Tj-
that is your direct line to me. I will be adding a toll free number as well but for now get me there. I will develop with you what I call a “Plan of Care ”
There is NO issue you can throw at me that I havent done a hundred times. Confidentially we will put it all in place and work it out financially It sure would make me feel good if you all would entrust your needs to Mike and I. I thank you in advance . .
With all we are trying to accomplish through this platform of Don’t Label My Kid! It would really make a big difference if you all would commit to utilizing the gifts that Mike and I have- for your own family. so that we can keep on helping others and continue trying to do what we do ..put pedophiles away -heal families -help addicts- bring families together and just grow spiritually , emotionally and physically.
God Bless you all . Please Step up for this..
In the last 4 years I have written about many topics from parenting to depression, addiction to PTSD, medication, suicide, therapy and so much more. It seems like a lot but as I have always said, I don’t speak on anything that I haven’t lived through personally or at the very least studied professionally. In the beginning I thought writing about so many different types of issues would make it seem like life is filled with nothing but bad stuff. However I learned two important things in the last four years; I am not alone, and people need to hear from others who can relate.
So far I have mostly discussed all the different types of problems and medical mental health struggles and family issues that exist. And there’s plenty to discuss no doubt. . Up until now, I have not really delved into how we deal with these issues as we go through these dark trials. Its imperative that we have some way of staying grounded during these times we walk through the valley.
It’s very important that we have some sort of an anchor to keep us from drifting too far away from reality when we feel so lost in such darkness, and with so few friends. As most of you have understood, if I shared my life experiences, some of these times are gone through very much alone and there are not many people around that can relate. Unless you really search. And most of the time we don’t feel like searching for anything when we’re barely able to wake up every day and get dressed. Having been through very traumatic times that caused depression, and nightmares and loneliness and sometimes the inability to function normally. I can understand the darkness that prevails if we allow it to.
There’s a few things in my life that I can honestly say, are the only reasons that I am here today, both physically and mentally spiritually and emotionally. I know that if it took those things to keep me saying then all of you also had to have some way that you’ve coped something that held you together. and some? To that you’ve used to make it to the point, we are able to even write about it today on a blog. The truth is professionally I’ve seen that it isn’t a very high percentage of us that are able to make it even this far- in fact we are a very blessed group of people to have come through what we have and able to share it with other people. Speaking of sharing it with other people that is a critical piece in healing. It isnt always about us -the spotlight can’t always be on us even in our dark times and the truth is some of the ways out of these dark times the very quickest are by reaching out to others and pulling them up with the knowledge we have.
Sometimes when you need a friend the most you got to go and be a friend to someone. . Sometimes when you need encouragement the most you need to go and encourage someone. And even sometimes when you need financial help, you need to reach out to someone who you know could use what little bit you have and help them.. The point is as tempting as it is when we are in these dark times, the worst thing we can do is send out invitations for a pity party. I have always found some good advice from a guy that sings a song full of truth abut these times. I would like to share this song with you and I’ve shared the one with lyrics so you can read along… Please take 3:38 minutes out and watch it…at the end of this post. It may just resonate with you somehow…( you may have to click on it to play it)
So as I kick off the on going series on how we have made it to the point we are, I would ask that you all share any advice that you have. I shared all the problems lol- now I need help with looking at many solutions. I am leaving this wide open, and welcome any guest posts on the topic. Like I said – the more you share the more therapeutic it is.
So lets see where this goes y’all
**This information is intended for the recipient and nobody else. Please lets keep this in house.. Greetings , You all are in for some very exciting news! If you have received this invitation you are a part of a special group of people. You are special to us in that you are followers of Mike […]
Above and below are 2 different ways to hear Tj give his personal greeting and update. In order to hear it you may have to load the open. If neither will work for you just skip it I will be doing these regularly.
**This information is intended for the recipient and nobody else. Please lets keep this in-house..
Mike Carey alternative Solutions 4 Health & Tj from Dont Label My KId!
I made a quick audio update ( both links above, but had a few problems on one of the times I tried to open, you may have to download first but if its more than a few minutes just let it go, as it is jut an update and I will be dong these from time to time…tj
You all are in for some very exciting news! If you have received this invitation you are a part of a special group of people. You are special to us in that you are followers of Mike Carey – Alternative Solutions 4 Health, or TJ -(Dont Label My KId) and Mike have teamed up! That’s right we are joining forces to reach some goals and accomplish some things that have never been done before. We want you all along with us. Much is happening in the way of change and we have some exciting things in the works.
We want the people who have been supportive of us to get some too.
(Notes- It has come to our attention that a fairly large group of bloggers were included in this private invitation who may or may not be followers of Don’t Label My Kid! Or Mike Carey .)
(After checking into it we found that you all actually are considered by WordPress to be followers of Don’t Label My Kid! via what I call the ‘ “undercover follower” method lol which I actually learned is an option that I was unaware of. The other possibility is you register so much on the site you are considered followers.
Either way you are blood.
Just come on home – make it official-go click follow on this site. You do have to do that to take part so if you could make sure you all are ” legal” by like tomorrow we can stop the confusion…..And now we return to our regular programming. .)
With Mike’s incredible knowledge and gifts in areas of health and the mission of DLMK to serve a huge group of people worldwide who are desperate for help in the areas of mental, behavioral health and addictions it seemed a match made in heaven to team up and meet the needs of the total person in ways that have never been done. AS4H and DLMK have one thing in common.
Success rates that are at least double or more of many of the options available. That is not to say there are not very talented people working in our areas because there is. We have a unique chance to make sure that all components that a person may need in treatment, we can help with and using the same team, same model and same philosophy. Not all have that advantage.
Beliefs in how and who in treatment are absolutely identical. Both are believers in getting to the root issue; both believe in as natural of a healing as is possible; both are committed to a return to normalcy asap. Sadly the country we live in supports financially those who keep people sick. It pays very well.
The goals of physical treatment centers and other care is already in the works. As matter of fact we will be talking with a major insurer in Florida about helping fund treatment centers! At this moment right now we have a goal to get services out to the world through virtual means. Mike can do what he does and the whole team can each help in reaching out to the world. However one thing holds us back.
It is very expensive technical work to build a portal as we will using the Don’t Label My Kid! site as a platform. The site today has followers from 60 countries. The cost to make this happen is huge but not as a team. You are part of our team. It’s not a one-sided team and that’s why nobody else but our followers got invitations. As we succeed, you succeed. Why pay an outside investor a ton of money to help us when we can work together and meet all of our needs?
With that said – in order to reach who we need to reach we will need help. So we are asking that you take a hard look at what is in front of you right now and consider getting involved to the extent that are able. We think no matter what level you are supporting us he return will far outweigh any monthly investment. When we need to add some service providers to our database who do you think we will utilize?
That’s right – you.
In closing I will give a quick example or two. The placement of your blogs name on a separate page on the website goes to anyone at any level. Think about this. How much would it cost for a newspaper as or magazine/radio ads -100? More ? Even then you must hope and pray that people hear or see your ad at the very time they need your service.
Our followers are made up of people like you same demographic. That’s gold. The potential reach for your name in a day could be 500k- you see DLMK has followers that have 100k each! So it’s a great deal. Please jump in, Today is the kick-off let’s do it up!
Here is our Commitment to You –
**For those come on board now, we will do something to show you our appreciation. We provide care for the total person here . We make sure that whether it’s a general doctor, a psychologist, an addictions specialist or any other type of care, that we have the best of the best.
So, to those who become any level as a founding member -we have you covered for any crisis needs in your immediate family. Free.
The 3 subscriptions are below are simply select what is best and sign up…
(We do have a few limited partnerships available. These are NOT for the average blogger or small business owner . The investment and commitment are much greater and suited for large set ups. People looking make some high level career advances with other projects we are working on and things like that. They are listed after the 3 below.)
***THIS JUST IN- PLEASE READ*****Mike Carey and I just spoke Today is 4/29/2107 at 10:40pm Eastern Time.
Mike has told me to take away the hours of consulting that go with the package if you are a Founders Club Member…Instead, when you become an active member now AT ANY LEVEL– He said PUT NO LIMIT ON IT!!! This means by subscribing you are on Mike’s List Of Clients and you NEVER have to pay for his service..
He also said as a small token of his appreciation to those who are serving, or have served in the military Everything ( all of his services) are on the house and the same goes for those in Christian Pastoral ministry or retired from it.
Finally, if you want to become a member but cannot afford 25.00$ / Month we will offer scholarships if you can provide proof
. We also exchange services for memberships-if you have a skill we can use, or a product we can use..
Thanks in advance for trusting us and becoming Founding Club Members !
Don’t Label My Kid! & Alternative Solutions 4 Health Founders club
~ Status Options~
25.00- Official Member
1-Your Blog Featured on separate page with founders only
2-Access to private database of services
*** Note – If you are wanting to bump up to GOLD but cannot afford it? Bring us 5 new members at any level and you got it .
(They must become followers of either Mike, Tj or both to be eligible.)
50.00- GOLD Member
1-Your Blog Featured on Separate page with Founders Members only
2-Access to private database of services
3- Founders Group Member Tag for your Homepage
4- A free hour per month of consultation with any of team! phone Email
NOTE! Want to become a Platinum member without the extra 50 bucks? No problem, bring us 5 Gold members!
1-Your Blog Featured on Separate page with Founders Members only
2-Access to private database of services
3-Founders Group PLATINUM Member Tag for your homepage
4-1 Guest post on the DLMK site per quarter to share your blog’s mission or post a blog of your choice (these will be highlighted and recognized as a Guest Post From Founding Member-available only to Platinum members)
5- 2 hours per month of personal consultation from an actual team member to help you identify the appropriate service for you or a loved one’s personal situation.via email or phone and if the situation calls for it.
100% confidential and no longer available to non followers.
The Executive Access – Boardroom Access Partners
We are also offering an entirely different type membership. They are Limited Partnerships – meaning only 10 of each are being considered at this time. The positions are for those who are aggressively pursuing some specific goals in a business, career or any pursuit that would require high-profile connections or simply need to do more than run a small business, and need the help of a larger group to help them to the next level.
We designed these slots with a few things in mind. One is to help some of our own followers achieve their goals, so in the future they can pay it forward and continue the mission that we have started. Another is to help us achieve our financial goals so we can begin doing what we do best, help others. The financial investment for the Executive is 500/monthly and the Boardroom is 1000/month. It is the highest level of commitment on both sides that exists.
In some ways these are open to what the two sides can do for each other. We have the advantage of being able to be flexible and creative.
The primary differences between the two is one has access to the board of directors on certain issues and has a voice and even a vote on issues related to the services fund-raising project. The Boardroom Access partner is that person.
There is a process to discuss either of these. If you are interested contact Tj to set up a phone conference -firstname.lastname@example.org.
occasionally we will have a need for a staff member and offer it out as a regular position. Right now we are looking to fill a few part-time executive assistant positions in exchange for platinum memberships .
We hope you find just the right opportunities so we can see you grow while we grow!
thanks Mike Carey and Tj Petri
You may notice I recommeded this right? But its my own writing! I know, I just put down a new standard. You will understand soon..
What Or Who Are We Really Trying To Be?
Someone recently askied me this ” did you know that the post I read of yours today was xxxx amount of words? That’s like 1200 more than the average post, I am just letting you know..”
I looked her and shook my head smirking…I said ” I know ain’t that insane nobody but me has figured out about how long a post should be, what a shame”
Now, we are friends and I was picking up what she was trying to put down. However there is a grain of truth in what I said. Not about ME being the standard, but who has the right to set a ” standard” anyhow and is that what we are all striving for?
Can you imagine going into a job interview and when the boss says ” tell me what your ambitions are, your dreams and what you are striving to be?” So you sit up, chest out, and firmly and proudly say ” well sir , I am striving to be the average at what I do, I believe I have what it takes to meet the ” standard”. As a matter fact sir I currently am almost dead even with the other professionals at everything I do!
Wow- You are Hired! Right ? Is that what you would hope to hear? I would not hold your breath! Lol.. Yet Do we even realize or know what we are striving to be? Can you identify what your goal to attain really is? Is it to be ” as good as so and so” you’r professional hero? If so you might want to step it up a notch. What good is it for me to finally climb Mt. Everest just to stand on top and proudly say YES! Today I am as good as all those who stood before me! I am now rolling in the same class with some pretty higher-ups!
Wow- good for you. You have just proven that you are capable of doing something so awesome, so incredible and so top-notch that you can now say you are just like the rest who accomplished the very same thing…lol.
You have noticed in the last 25 years or so we have plowed into, stayed in and are even trying to go further a humongous initiative to get everything done FAST!
1- Fast Food
3- Fast Travel
I am not exaggerating in this sense. About any ad these days for almost anything has something to do with the speed that we can get it ” over with” …
So lets look quickly at what its done for us..
1-Fast Food- No more family dinner time at 6 no matter what where our whole posse gets together and talks about our day. Its has really reversed that into us being with our ” new ” families – coworkers almost all day, and talking about what fast food we ate by ourselves for lunch…
2- Fast travel Well, the old adage ” stop and smell the roses” is not gone totally- but the most roses have taken other jobs or are secretly looking around I think! Business is not what it once was. I was looking at my grandmother’s picture collection a few months ago. My grandfather was an incredible man. He worked 50 years as an accountant at Mobile oil after coming here from Germany at age 7 with no English language skills. He was made fun of and all but he pressed on to become one of the most awesome husbands and men in general I have ever known.
Each year at Mobile after he became fairly successful, he got a bonus. He loved to golf and had lots of cool hobbies he could have spent that on. But no matter what it was a tradition that he used his bonus to send my grandmother and a few friends of her choice on a cruise of her choice. And he was proud to do it. In the last years those cruises became world cruises! A real treat for granny and her girls. So as I looked through her albums I noticed that besides having an album for each years cruise, they were filled with pictures for each stop, each port, each special city of all the ladies smiling and laughing.
My first thought was wow, they were the standard. That’s when they did stop for each rose, they did eat together, they did make any speed in life acceptable only if it would bring them back together quicker when they were separated for any reason. Missing a dinner as a family was a bummer. My grandparents were married almost 60 years. You know what-it wasn’t rare back in their day. Today I am waiting for someone to come out with a webinar on How to marry 6x in 60 years- without leaving work-lol…
So here is my point. Not everything that glitters is platinum. I know I know gold..but that’s changed too. Some changes have been great, trains , planes and all allow us to enjoy more of life that is if that’s what we use it for. I could go on past fast food, books, microwaves, an all that forever. I don’t think the majority of our need for speed has been the best for our families and health. However once again we created another monster we cannot feed.
Looking at the rates of the family breakdown alone is depressing. I am not saying our obsession with rushing through life has desroyed our families…wait yes I am saying that.
Don’t let the ” standard ” define you. You define the standard.
Wow, that was pretty good stuff! I am going to recommend this to a few of my friends . WHAT ? Whats the look for?
Oh, OOPS– that’s not really, well appropriate is it? Pushing my own stuff.
Well excellent then! I will do it.
I have just set a new standard!
Make a note of that in your book of standards before you forget.
Now- how about you go and set your own standard today. But whatever you do , don’t you dare do a word count on your or my posts! LOL
I am out-
(*today’s randomly selected letters may offend some as they involve politics/religion)
Deer don’t Label Mi KiDD
I sawed na post in which youd made fun of one a are fine W.Virginia teachers who wore a TRUCK FUMP Tee to skool.. She has the righst to her politics opinion.
I beeleve you employed she was-
3-a reason for birt control,
4-chewed tobacco (so?)
5- even that since she had no children -she must be able to “out run her brother“- what kind of stupid coment is that? All because she hates Trump? Wow. You are sumething else. That’s
out of line.
As much as I dislike Obama and Hillary and dummocrats, you will never hear me make any kind of statements so vile and ugly about politics. I would not say those type things at all ( unless they were facts and true) because I do not gossip.
Not one of those comments had to do with politics, I was just commenting on her being from West Virginia. I never mentioned anything about children at all. I may, possibly inadvertently repeated a totally inappropriate joke ( i don’t think its funny) that some guy said -about
“what do you call a girl from west virginia who can outrun her brother? A virgin. ”
But again no mention of children that’s lies.
My name is mohammed m. mohaamed.,
I read your sad post about we muslims ” kill people and that we cause division and are confused ourselves. You are uneducated on my religion. My little son mohammed jr. knows more then you. His little sister Muhammed could read the koran to you and right before I sold her she recited the entire book to me by memory. Pretty good for 7 years old. If we kill, it is in peace as our profit mohammed says to. Maybe if you spent some time with us you would also learn how to live a peaceful life.
The only downside at all is our name book only has 2 names in it at we have for our own automatic weapons. That’s a small price to pay for peace.You say I am confused? Man oh man if my wife was in town to watch little m&m and I didn’t have a few goats waiting I will show you some confusion
You Americans are stupid. You don’t know how to learn and use resources.
These days most 14 year old muslim boys already have their pilots license and just to mock your stupidity we had you pay for several shipments of arms thru our fine brother B. Hussein Obama’s generous donation of 3 BILLION dollars for Ramadan. Its comical you people don’t know what pleasure is. I must now go tend my flock but we will talk again..
Dear M&M ,
I only quoted from your koran. I apologize for offending you . Perhaps if I spent some with your people in the mosque ( do I have to check my AR at the door?) it would help.
Maybe I will see more clearly the link between the slaughters of your daughters, the dismembering of your wives, bartering your 6 year old’s off to 50 year old’s for marriage
Maybe my reward will be to reveal to me why the kids all must get pilot licenses used to crash planes not fly them…
Let me be clear on one thing.
No matter what- under any circumstances- at any time- ever- do I want t know ANYTHING about you all and your animals.- I refuse to even think about why you and your goats…well anyways my wife leaves town too….. but the boys round here watch football during those times, go fishing, hunting…we like the humans in these parts…but hey if allah is pleased thats all that matters right? You need a check up from the neck up.
As you see I did not post the 8 pictures of your ” girls” or whatever you call them but i did post just one as evidence all the readers that you sent this to me, and you are the one with the business idea – and I don’t appreciate offensive pictures your pleasure toys being sent here. Its repulsive. How would you like it if I sent you pix of beautiful naked women? Repulsed correct? Yes i know. So give me the same courtesy.
I think you and your new idea of putting 1000 goats under an air conditioned roof and serving drinks is nuts. That is just an undercover Muslim Strip Club. And Please do not ever use the term ” deep goat” ever again. You see I deleted all 14 times you said that in this letter.. I recommend making a way for your wife to be home more, although its no secret that the majority of non-goatees say you all purposely send your wives away all the time. That’s even more sick.
You are encouraging this Baaaaaad behavior.
Well, I thought after 4 years maybe I should introduce myself… to my ” inner circle”.
What you are about to read is all true folks- except for some rumor about the home in the background of the picture of my wife and I -being my ” Guest House” – Right… On a Social Workers salary? Not!…
Its actually just our own humble abode. We cannot afford ” guest houses”.
Ok, alright – just got a” friendly” nudge from my wife (ouch) to tell the ” whole ” truth. So It’s actually the Biltmore Hotel, and ” technically speaking” we used our life savings to spend 2 nights there 12 years ago… Whats the big diff?
Some people are just dream-killers.
Anyhow this really is my story in a snapshot… ..
I watched this a few times and I thought for a moment on the last time I felt a tear rolling down my cheek ( by the time I checked it was gone) but I would be proud to say I cried while watching this video. Every once in a while we get to see a human being in a positive light. Rarely we get to see a human being in a noteworthy light. Most of the exposure we get to our peers today sadly comes from the news, which outlines the murders, robberies, rapes and other crimes that men and women commit.
Let me encourage you to stop here for a minute or two, and watch as one of our own is in the public eye for extreme courage, bravery and selflessness.
The video is short but will likely have a long lasting impact. The man in it is a hero. We hear about them all the time but rarely do they get the recognition they deserve.
Watch this brief but powerful clip of what one young man amazingly survived. He is only 24 and just getting started. After watching this, I will be careful not to whine about having a headache or complain about how rough my life is. I will cut this short here, in exchange for you watching this. I think we could all use a dose of Kyle in our lives. God bless him. God Bless the USA.
(click on the link)