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How Pitiful Our Society Truly Is Today

 
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That kid would have gotten either punched in the mouth or cussed out had I been there... Not sure which.
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Punched.
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I would have told that smart assed, little cum guzzling twat of a cashier to go fuck her daddy.
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The Green Thing

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.
The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days."
The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

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Its pitiful when they pass over someone for a higher position just because they have to meet their affirmitive action quotas.
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The Green Thing

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.
The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days."
The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

[link to mitchrusso.tumblr.com]
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Its pitiful when they pass over someone for a higher position just because they have to meet their affirmitive action quotas.
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Watch what you say about raw milk. They will come pick you up for buying and selling that stuff. Ask the Amish. lol
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That's like a family out here was doing. They would have people come over with their cows and would butcher them for sausage, steak, burger, <insert cut of meat here> for cheap. People started talking about where to get it done and the government came shoving their nose into the business and shut them down after two years of doing it.
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Should have told em to go fuck themselves. I would. People need to start having the balls to say no. Things won't change if we don't.
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People are starting to...

This is a great commentary on Texas folks vs Big govt.

Here are some stories about the Tricounty fire in Montgomery, Grimes, and Waller County, Memorial week, 2011.



My neighbor across the road has a sister named Kenna. Memorial Day, when she saw the huge column of smoke over our homes, she left a birthday party at my neighbor’s house to meet with her friend Tara at the Baseball complex in Magnolia. She called the owner of the complex and got permission to use the warehouse there as a staging area for donations for the fire fighting effort.


They put a notice out on facebook that they were going to be taking donations on their facebook pages. That night as they were setting up tables and organizing, News 2 Houston came by and saw the activity, investigated and left with the phone numbers and a list of suggested donations.


The facebook notice propagated faster than the fire. By dawn they had 20 volunteers, bins, forklifts, and donations were pouring in. I stopped by with my pitiful little bags of nasal wash and eye wash, and was amazed. There must have been 20 trucks in the lot, offloading cases of water, pallets of Gatorade , and people lined up out the door with sacks of beef jerky, baby wipes, underwear, socks, and you name it. School buses and trailers from many counties around were there offloading supplies, students froming living chains to pass stuff into the bins for transport to the command center and staging areas. If the firefighters had requested it, it was there. What do you give the guy out there fighting the fire that might engulf your home? Anything he or she wants. Including chewing tobacco and cigarettes.


Kenna moved on to the Unified Command Post at Magnolia West High school. She looked at what the fire fighters needed, and she made calls and set it up.


Mattress Mac donated 150 beds. Two class rooms turned into barracks kept quiet and dark for rest. The CEO of HEB donated 2 semi trailers full of supplies, and sent a mobile commercial kitchen at no charge to feed all the workers, but especially our firefighters, 3 hot meals a day. An impromptu commissary was set up, anything the firefighters had requested available at no charge.


As exhausted firefighters (most of them from local VFDs with no training or experience battling wildfires) and workers came into the school after long hours of hard labor, dehydrated, hungry, covered with soot and ash, they got what they needed. They were directed through the commissary, where they got soap, eye wash and nasal spray, candy, clean socks and underwear, and then were sent off to the school locker rooms for a shower. HEB then fed them a hot meal and they got 8 hours sleep in a barracks, then another hot meal, another pass through the commissary for supplies to carry with them out to lines, including gloves, safety glasses, dust masks and snacks, and back they went.


One of the imported crew from California came into Unified Command and asked where the FEMA Powerbars and water were. He was escorted to the commissary and started through the system. He was flabbergasted. He said FEMA never did it like this. Kenna replied, ”Well, this is the way we do it in Texas.”


Fire fighting equipment needed repair? The auto shop at the High School ran 24/7 with local mechanics volunteering, students, and the firefighters fixing the equipment.


Down one side of the school, the water tankers lined up at the fire hydrants and filled with water. Down the other side there was a steady parade of gasoline tankers filling trucks, dozers, tankers, cans, chain saws, and vehicles.


Mind you, all of this was set up by 2 Moms, Kenna and Tara, with a staff of 20 simple volunteers, most of them women who had sons, daughters, husbands, and friends on the fire lines. Someone always knew someone who could get what they needed- beds, mechanics, food, space. Local people using local connections to mobilize local resources made this happen. No government aid. No Trained Expert.
At one point the fire was less than a mile from the school, and everyone but hose volunteers were evacuated. The fire was turned.
The Red Cross came in, looked at what they were doing, and quietly went away to set up a fire victim relief center nearby. They said they couldn’t do it any better.


FEMA came in and told those volunteers and Kenna that they had to leave, FEMA was here now. Kenna told them she worked for the firefighters, not them. They were obnoxious, bossy, got in the way, and criticized everything. The volunteers refused to back down and kept doing their job, and doing it well. Next FEMA said the HEB supplies and kitchen had to go, that was blatant commercialism. Kenna said they stayed. They stayed. FEMA threw a wall eyed fit about chewing tobacco and cigarettes being available in the commissary area. Kenna told them the firefighters had requested it, and it was staying. It stayed. FEMA got very nasty and kept asking what organization these volunteers belonged to- and all the volunteers told them “Our community”. FEMA didn’t like that and demanded they make up a name for themselves. One mother remarked “They got me at my boiling point!” and suddenly the group was “212 Degrees”. FEMA’s contribution? They came in the next day with red shirts embroidered with “212 Degrees”, insisting the volunteers had to be identified, never realizing it was a slap in their face. Your tax dollars at work- labeling volunteers with useless shirts and getting in the way.


The upshot? A fire that the experts from California (for whom we are so grateful there are no words) said would take 2-3 weeks to get under control was 100% contained in 8 days. There was so much equipment and supplies donated, 3 container trucks are loaded with the excess to go and set up a similar relief center for the fire fighters in Bastrop. The local relief agencies have asked people to stop bringing in donations of clothing, food, household items, and pretty much everything else because they only have 60 displaced households to care for, and there is enough to supply hundreds. Again, excess is going to be shipped to Bastrop, where there are 1500 displaced households. Wish we could send Kenna, too, but she has to go back to her regular job.

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That is absolutely awesome, great for them!!
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It is so sad that this "green" generation totally fails to grasp that they are very late to this game. Worse yet, they think they invented it!

And yet where are the glass coke bottles, milk containers and all the rest?

What's really sad is the arrogance when they have so little to be arrogant about.
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Local honey won't clear up allergies, but it can lessen the symptoms at least... Plus, it's better than honey that came from God only knows where...
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Hah, I read the store bought honey packaging. It's a concauction of South America and states all over america. No thanks.
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You bascially have to go to a farmers market to get the good stuff.
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Farmers markets rock! Where I lived in Santa Barbara there was one 5 days a week from the next town north to downtown to the next town south.

This guy sold about 15 types of honey there, and had samples in little straws. One of the best was Russian wildflower honey. It had a taste of fennel.

Here in the NW side of Phoenix there's only one farmers market for a few hours on Saturday morning. All the people here are so set in their ways they think it's a "hippy" thing or something.

I get the best fresh eggs, REAL golden yolks, not fake yellow ones from marigolds in the chicken food, and leafy greens there for next to nothing. Tomatoes ripened in the sun that you can smell when you pick them up. Chili peppers bursting with flavors and fresh herbs and spices.

This is a "planned" community and it doesn't allow gardens. Before my Dad passed he got a $100 fine twice for having ONE tomato plant in a 5 gallon bucket in his backyard. It's like a science fiction movie, all the houses are the same basic shape, same roofs, same basic colors. Downright surreal. As soon as Mom's better I'M GONE!
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That kid would have gotten either punched in the mouth or cussed out had I been there... Not sure which.
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I would have shit on his counter
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cruise
"A truth's initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed. When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker, a raving lunatic."
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"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident."
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Local honey won't clear up allergies, but it can lessen the symptoms at least... Plus, it's better than honey that came from God only knows where...
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Hah, I read the store bought honey packaging. It's a concauction of South America and states all over america. No thanks.
 Quoting: Xerces


You bascially have to go to a farmers market to get the good stuff.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 6354989


Farmers markets rock! Where I lived in Santa Barbara there was one 5 days a week from the next town north to downtown to the next town south.

This guy sold about 15 types of honey there, and had samples in little straws. One of the best was Russian wildflower honey. It had a taste of fennel.

Here in the NW side of Phoenix there's only one farmers market for a few hours on Saturday morning. All the people here are so set in their ways they think it's a "hippy" thing or something.

I get the best fresh eggs, REAL golden yolks, not fake yellow ones from marigolds in the chicken food, and leafy greens there for next to nothing. Tomatoes ripened in the sun that you can smell when you pick them up. Chili peppers bursting with flavors and fresh herbs and spices.

This is a "planned" community and it doesn't allow gardens. Before my Dad passed he got a $100 fine twice for having ONE tomato plant in a 5 gallon bucket in his backyard. It's like a science fiction movie, all the houses are the same basic shape, same roofs, same basic colors. Downright surreal. As soon as Mom's better I'M GONE!
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Thats sickening. At least around where I'm at the eggs that they offer at the local market are cage free hens. Farm eggs are very thin shelled and the ones we get are brown and speckled compared to the hard white shells that you pickup from the grocery stores.

Luckily they constantly have fresh produce to buy...and get this. It's twice as cheap! Two cucumbers is around 70-90 cents. Grocery is around $1 per cucumber. Bell peppers are around $1.20-1.50 at the grocery. Local market: two for 70-1.00. They carry cabbage, lettuce, green beans, corn, brown/red potatoes, squash, zucchini, beats, radishes, jalepenos, bell peppers. Basically everything you could get at the grocery, all home grown pesticide and gmo free.
"A truth's initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed. When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker, a raving lunatic."
-Dresden James

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident."
-Arthur Schopenhauer
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'Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?'

'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,' I informed him.

'All the food was slow.'
'C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?'

'It was a place called 'at home,'' I explained. !

'Mom cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.'


By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.

But here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system could have handled it :

Some parents NEVER owned their own house, never wore Levis, never set foot on a golf course, never traveled out of the country or had a credit card.

In their later years they had something called a revolving charge card.. The card was good only at Sears Roebuck. Or maybe it was Sears & Roebuck.

Either way, there is no Roebuck anymore. Maybe he died.


My parents never drove me to soccer practice. This was mostly because we never had heard of soccer. I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow)

We didn't have a television in our house until I was 19.

It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at midnight, after playing the national anthem and a poem about God; it came back on the air at about 6 a..m.. and there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people.


I was 21 before I tasted my first pizza, it was called 'pizza pie.'

When I bit into it, I burned the roof of my mouth and the cheese slid off, swung down, plastered itself against my chin and burned that, too. It's still the best pizza I ever had.


I never had a telephone in my room.

The only phone in the house was in the living room and it was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line.

Pizzas were not delivered to our home But milk was.

All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers -- my brother delivered a newspaper, six days a week. It cost 7 cents a paper, of which he got to keep 2 cents. He had to get up at 6 AM every morning.

On Saturday, he had to collect the 42 cents from his customers. His favorite customers were the ones who gave him 50 cents and told him to keep the change. His least favorite customers were the ones who seemed to never be home on collection day.

Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the movies. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or most anything offensive.


If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren Just don't blame me if they bust a gut laughing.


Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it?

MEMORIES from a friend :

My Dad is cleaning out my grandmother's house (she died in December) and he brought me an old Royal Crown Cola bottle. In the bottle top was a stopper with a bunch of holes in it.. I knew immediately what it was, but my daughter had no idea. She thought they had tried to make it a salt shaker or something. I knew it as the bottle that sat on the end of the ironing board to 'sprinkle' clothes with because we didn't have steam irons. Man, I am old..

How many do you remember?

Head lights dimmer switches on the floor.
Ignition switches on the dashboard.
Heaters mounted on the inside of the fire wall.
Real ice boxes.
Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards.
Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner.
Using hand signals for cars without turn signals.

Older Than Dirt Quiz :

Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about.

Ratings at the bottom.

1. Blackjack chewing gum
2.Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
3. Candy cigarettes
4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
5. Coffee shops or diners with tableside juke boxes
6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
7. Party lines on the telephone
8 Newsreels before the movie
9. P.F. Flyers
10. Butch wax
11.. TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows started again in the morning. (there were only 3 channels...[if you were fortunate])
12. Peashooters
13. Howdy Doody
14. 45 RPM records
15. S& H greenstamps
16. Hi-fi's
17. Metal ice trays with lever
18. Mimeograph paper
19. Blue flashbulb
20. Packards
21. Roller skate keys
22. Cork popguns
23. Drive-ins
24. Studebakers
25. Wash tub wringers

If you remembered 0-5 = You're still young
If you remembered 6-10 = You are getting older
If you remembered 11-15 = Don't tell your age,
If you remembered 16-25 = You' re older than dirt!

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"A truth's initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed. When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker, a raving lunatic."
-Dresden James

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident."
-Arthur Schopenhauer
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The Green Thing

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.
The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days."
The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

[link to mitchrusso.tumblr.com]
 Quoting: Xerces


Is that a true story? Where I work, that cashier would have probably been fired for smarting off to a customer like that.
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That kid would have gotten either punched in the mouth or cussed out had I been there... Not sure which.
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Adults need to take a more, aggressive approach to these types of kids. Who seem to grow on trees now.

They need to be put in their place! The problem is, so many of us are scared. And for good reason. Kids today are like "untouchables". They are treated like little kings and queens from birth.

Parents. If you see your child acting this way. Make sure it stops. Because if it doesn't, someday, they are going to get their shit handed to them in a nasty fucking way.

People are getting sick and tired of snatty little fuckwads.
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The Green Thing

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.
The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days."
The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

[link to mitchrusso.tumblr.com]
 Quoting: Xerces


Is that a true story? Where I work, that cashier would have probably been fired for smarting off to a customer like that.
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I believe so. It started off with a quote, and the guy was probably overhearing the conversation.
"A truth's initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed. When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker, a raving lunatic."
-Dresden James

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident."
-Arthur Schopenhauer
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This whole issue of boomers vs. Gen Y, X, whatever - I'm on the fence . . .

As a boomer, I'm fed up with people blaming boomers for everything that's wrong in the entire world.

But I also know very well how the two most recent generations are so entitled and know little other than pushing buttons.

I'd still take the boomer generation over these young ones because they (young) have NO idea what it means to really value and appreciate things - too many are too used to "having" and will sadly never understand the thrill of simple pleasures we had "back when".

On a side note, I highly disagree that boomers should be grouped into a 20 year period - if I'm correct, they officially consider anyone born between 1946 and 1966 to be a boomer, but I think that should be only a 10 year period of '46 to '56.
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64 not 66
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