Borealis I believe is the correct spelling…
this was copied from a joke that came out at least three weeks ago – but it was the wife who was outside originally. Guess this guy is too politically Correct to have kept it the way it was originally!
Where it started isn’t important; WHY it started, yes. The “Spanish flu” started in the US and killed 50 million people. Does knowing that it began in America change any of that? Nope. As for the next one – you are aware of course that because of Global Warming the next pandemic could be because of ancient viruses trapped in Arctic ice for millenia finally get re-released into the atmosphere… viruses which we would have no immunity to. WHERE it might begin won’t matter; the fact that 30 years of Koch brothers doing everything possible to block any attempt to slow Global Warming (they spent milllions making people doubt that it even existed…) will be the reason that the world started taking such dangers seriously about 20 years too late! Capisch?
Just a big enough hole for all the dead from a back-to-work initiative!
The Spanish flu of 1918 actually originated in the USA. So what? Where it began doesn’t matter; How it was handled does.
You are SO brainwashed by today’s way of seeing things that you are INSISTING that I see a professional even though I find NO reason to, am not traumatized and dealt with the problems satisfactorily at the time! NO reason for anyone’s heart to be broken… I find the average treatment of people by the police or politicians to be far more heartbreaking than anything I have said here! THIS is what I mean by the “victimization culture”. You are talking about children? Why? I said that i was NOT 5 years old, I was an adult, and felt no need to act as if i were a child; Someone’s hand on my genitals is NOT going to be a problem for me particularly. I just say “bugger off” and forget about it. But TODAY we are all being told that we are victims, survivors, and that we are traumatized. NOPE… not unless you allow yourself to wallow in the incident as IF you had been ruined for life; Your choice! MY choice is to say ‘Stop making mountains out of molehills". Example: 7 year old girl (true story) saw a man expose himself on his porch as she went to school. She decided to change her route… end of problem! But other kids had also seen it, talked to their parents who told the police; Three days later the police knock on her door and say they want her to go to the station to testify. Never mind that they already had enough testimony from others to put the man in prison. She didn’t want to, and they insisted. 15 years later the young woman told about the incident stating “I was more traumatized by the police insisting that I tell them what I saw than I had been by actually seeing the man”. We are so busy REACTING that we forget to pay attention to what the people concerned are saying. SHE was fine, until the police badgered her. I was fine, but YOU “feel heartbroken”. Why is everyone insisting on “traumatization” when it is unnecessary?
I think most people should keep a double distance from women these days. They can decide that ANYTHING is “abuse” and nobody dares cross them. They have been so successful about this that now it is dangerous to even chat with women, because you never know when you will find yourself charged (rightly or not) and people are losing jobs with no trial, no judge, no jury, no lawyers – JUST any woman’s verbal complaint – sometimes for things 30 years old. Total insanity – but that’s what this world has become. Just look at who’s president!
You are either a troll or totally stupid – or both. “Sarcasm”? In three years in office, how many timers has Trump used “sarcasm”? Pretty much never; he is blunt, direct and dismissive. Sarcasm is too complex for his feeble brain. Obviously too complex for yours too.
Hi Darsan: First, I have NO problem with any of the “abuse” over the years. Tt was just incidents mainly forgotten until the MeToo movement, where I suddenly realized that IF I WANTED TO I could play that game, but felt NO need. I do not consider myself a “victim”. I had no desire to be a centre of attention or of commisseration. They were irritating moments soon forgotten, because I was not 5 years old. Yes, a colleague jumped on me, then refused my “no” and followed me home! I finally (because I don’t go around hitting people) let him ‘have his way’ because i knew that once he got me naked and saw that i was completely unresponsive, he’d leave; And that is what happened. Hell, I was hardly a virgin, so having someone diddle me for 3 minutes before giving up was NOT traumatizing, it was IRRITATING. Period! I was jumped on twice in trains. Once I said no – the second time ended my virginity. Such incidents are not “abuse”… they are simply life experiences. Or were… until today … now that we have all been told to play victim!
What I am saying here really is that EVERYONE can sooner or later have a similar story to tell – and one doesn’t have to be a woman, either. What makes a difference is whether we let it affect us our whole lives (or pretend such) or whether we just get on with things instead of making it the centre of our existence. TODAY’s zeitgeist tells us that we should all be playing victims… and when we do – everyone gives us their sympathy (except that of course we now call ourselves “survivors”. It is all manipulation of images… do we REALLY need to be playing these games? I heard a radio talk show where three women were being interviewed about having been raped. The first two were about 23 years old: “Oh, it was horrible;, I will never be able to feel good about myself again. it has completely changed my life etc etc”. The third was a woman of about 35 who said "I will certainly not pretend that I enjoyed it but I’ll be damned if this becomes the centre of my existence for the next 20 years. " Once she said that, the other two began backtracking, and started minimizing their experience into something MANAGEABLE instead of “the trauma of their existence”. THAT is where today’s zeitgeist is doing more harm than good. You were raped? You had hands put where you didn’t like it? You are an adult. Pick yourself up and get on with your life Far worse has happened to people and they still make good lives for themselves. PERSPECTIVE! And as I said, pretending that there is a double standard ONLY against women is a lot of bull. Stop jumping on the “victim” bandwagon and get on with your life. In today’s world we insist that men be perfect… no matter that they gave us great discoveries or books or films or art. They weren’t perfect? Destroy the books, refuse to see the films, and play victim for the next 20 years while censoring every bit of good ever given to the world by them. In the end we are the ones who will lose out more than them!