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Has the World gone nuts?
« on: July 05, 2012, 07:25:45 AM »
Past couple of days people can't seem to drive worth beans lately.

they are so busy texting on their phones that they wanna swerve all over the road or stop in the middle of traffic to get their text out.

Driving 25 in a 45 zone will not only generally get you killed but take out a few others with you.

Then last night...busiest DUI day of the year. So I try to stay off the roads.

We had gone to some friends to have a bit of fun. we ate and played games and had a great time. I made some caramel from scratch to compliment the home made ice cream they made. I ate way too much...it was awesome.

Supplanter, my wife, left something over there after getting home and comfortable was when she noticed...so shoes have to go back on and drive back over to go and get it.

when we get back I see that some neighbors are playing with fireworks.  ::doh::

We haven't had any rain in weeks so things are a bit dry around here.

Sure enough they started the grass on fire and made me worry about the whole complex.

Drunks, teenagers, fire, night, and explosives...great mix eh? ::rollingeyes:: ::what?!?!::

This after coming home from work the other day to find the parking lot full...and there is one joker who obviously felt above the rules by parking right down the middle of two spaces with his car. So I parked sideways behind him so he couldn't get out. and I went inside.  Eventually he came out to his minivan to leave (I know the cars that belong here) and proceeds to move his vehicle out by rocking it back and forth to get out...I come out to move my car so I can let him out (and let him have a piece of my mind) just to find out that he is our new maintenance guy.

He then proceeds to bless me out for blocking him in...as if. I think I shocked him when I gave it back to him and then some. Obviously from my career as a construction Electrician I can give better than this skinny little wienie can think of. So now he is challenging me to a fight. I tell him that he needs to get on before he wakes up in a hospital. I live here and he doesn't and this is my home...not his. (I have lived here for over six years)

He goes and tells the Managers his little issue...surprise surprise they now need a new maintenance guy. I see him later at the driving range hitting a few golf balls...he doesn't say a word but quietly leaves...leaving a quarter bucket of balls unhit.  rofl  another fella picks them up and hits them.. I was kinda glad too. My son was with me. He is bigger than I am. We look intimidating, I guess, to him...even if I was wearing my Casting Crowns baseball cap.

Then at School the instructor is another wienie. Programming is somewhat of a new thing for a lot of my classmates...so we go kinda slow. PLC programming is kinda a unique thing so it is a bit different than what I learned in College 20 years ago. BasicA, Fortran, Cobol, Pascal, and etc.  But usually I would sit down with the syntax dictionary and learn how to program and the instructor would check my work. Even if I had gone beyond what they were teaching with some new expressions my extra work was always rewarded when it would work. Advice given when I didn't understand syntax or usage.

the first homework programming exercise I followed the instructions given to the letter and restricted myself in how I solved the assignment...only to watch the instructor not follow the homework instructions and basically cheat to get the assignment accomplished. I fussed and told him that if that was what he wanted I coulda done that in a quarter of the time that I spent on it. Relay logic instead of PLC logic was the assignment and from the TITLE of the assignment that was what the assignment was. He used PLC logic and that was what he wanted and I was brow beaten for not using it.

Next assignment given and now we can use PLC logic. Much easier....but restricted to a specific number of expressions. OK...but from reading ahead and getting to more expressions and commands I see one I want to use. I ask if I can use one...again brow beaten and told that that isn't going to be allowed.

I was programming computers when this wienie wasn't even a gleam in his daddy's eye yet...I programmed them on tape cassettes before there were hard drives available to the common public. Floppy drives had yet become invented. And he wants to tell me what is specially allowed and not allowed but when it comes to his solutions it is? He has to be one of the worst instructors we have had...or at least just as bad as the last one and he was a joke too.

Why not just write the darned programming for me and be done with it? That is what he is doing for the rest of the class (who is rather burned out and no one is trying) I am the only one putting forth the effort to learn anything or do the assignments.  I actually don't really care whether I top out right now or not. (They all care and want the $$$) I got enough to get by on and that is enough for me.


*sigh*

gonna go and do this homework and get the failing grade over with.,
I wanna die like grandpa, peacefully and in my sleep; not like the passengers in his car...they were all screaming and panicking.

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Has the World gone nuts?
« on: July 05, 2012, 07:25:45 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2012, 09:28:38 AM »
...........you could retitle your OP................."Ode of the Red Neck "Lectritian."

 rofl


(picking on some skinny little weenie...........shame on you............)

 rofl


However, let me tell ya a story of mine.............see, I'm driving to the store, 'n' for the first time I notice this small road sign (musta been just put there) that says..........."CLICK IT OR TICKIT"  So I'm thinking.......gee, hadn't noticed that before, and I look up the road a wee bit and see a police car sitting there..........

SNAP!  I'm thinking...........and I drove right by that new sign..............so I slow down real quick like, safely back up to the sign, pull over 'n' get my cell phone and take a picture of the sing............WHEW...........THAT WAS CLOSE.............and then I go my merry way.  All of a sudden I hear this sirene 'n' look in my rear view, and there is that durn policeman lights all a flashing behind me.  Oh well, I pull over 'n' he comes up to me 'n' says......."Hey, didn't you see that sign back there?"  Well, yeah, I says, see ---- I got a picture of it................"CLICK"

(moral of the story.......policemans donna have a sense of humor atall!)

 ::mopingaround::

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Re: Has the World gone nuts?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2012, 09:41:51 AM »
 rofl  rofl  rofl  rofl

Thanks guys,
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2012, 09:44:06 AM »
...........you could retitle your OP................."Ode of the Red Neck "Lectritian."

 rofl


(picking on some skinny little weenie...........shame on you............)

 rofl


However, let me tell ya a story of mine.............see, I'm driving to the store, 'n' for the first time I notice this small road sign (musta been just put there) that says..........."CLICK IT OR TICKIT"  So I'm thinking.......gee, hadn't noticed that before, and I look up the road a wee bit and see a police car sitting there..........

SNAP!  I'm thinking...........and I drove right by that new sign..............so I slow down real quick like, safely back up to the sign, pull over 'n' get my cell phone and take a picture of the sing............WHEW...........THAT WAS CLOSE.............and then I go my merry way.  All of a sudden I hear this sirene 'n' look in my rear view, and there is that durn policeman lights all a flashing behind me.  Oh well, I pull over 'n' he comes up to me 'n' says......."Hey, didn't you see that sign back there?"  Well, yeah, I says, see ---- I got a picture of it................"CLICK"

(moral of the story.......policemans donna have a sense of humor atall!)

 ::mopingaround::


 Thats SO funny p.r. You do keep me amused. ::giggle:: John I think it was definately the casting crowns cap that did it, VERY intimidating. lol

Is it illegal to be on your mobile while driving there John? It is here but you still see many who do it, and it annoys me so much. I would be a very strict policewomen, cos I would have those guys quick smartish. ::police::
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2012, 10:15:47 AM »
Oh my goodness
 ::crazy::

 ::laughinghisterically:: so hard I'm  ::cryingtears::
::frustrated:: Headaches

I am not living in hell and if this is heaven then God lied and God is not a liar!!!

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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2012, 11:41:26 AM »
Ah, just what I needed - a good belly laugh to make me choke on my lunch!

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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2012, 12:42:35 PM »
"He then proceeds to bless me out for blocking him in...as if. I think I shocked him when I gave it back to him and then some. Obviously from my career as a construction Electrician I can give better than this skinny little wienie can think of. So now he is challenging me to a fight. I tell him that he needs to get on before he wakes up in a hospital. I live here and he doesn't and this is my home...not his. (I have lived here for over six years)"


My dear brother in Christ. As a moderator, do you think this appropriate behaviour? Please forgive me if I seem judgmental, that is not my intention. Turning the other cheek is what Christ would do instead of threatening this person that he may wake up in a hospital. If I am out of line, please say so and I will leave this forum because then it is not for me.

"And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen."

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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2012, 04:49:07 PM »
 ::reading::

The Gospel of John, Chapter 2:12)After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days.  13 .) And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem,  14 .) And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:  15 .) And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables;  16 .) And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.

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"appropriate behaviour?"

.................just saying..............

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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2012, 06:12:08 PM »
My dear brother in Christ. As a moderator, do you think this appropriate behaviour? Please forgive me if I seem judgmental, that is not my intention. Turning the other cheek is what Christ would do instead of threatening this person that he may wake up in a hospital. If I am out of line, please say so and I will leave this forum because then it is not for me.

Firstly, I believe Johns is a volunteer,  he like all of us is simply human, and should not IMO be held to a higher standard.

Secondly was it a threat or merely an explanation of cause and effect?  ::smile:: 

As for what p.r. quoted, it is indeed what I first thought of when I considered your post earlier.  Even Jesus did not always turn the other cheek, so must we?  Did David back down from Goliath?  Now don't get me wrong, I do sincerely believe in the philosophy and am reminded and act on it daily when my ire is raised, however there are occasions when I do not, when I deem it not appropriate to the situation or when I consider the loss too great.

In this particular instance what would be the best strategy, is it plausible that turning the other cheek might have encouraged this fellows behaviour leading to and even worse outcome?  John was there we were not, I give him the benefit of the doubt.  Given the situation I may too have explained the facts to this fellow, actually, I likely would have.

Leave if you must, but IMO it might be an overreaction, and I would mourn the loss.  You have value to add to this site, perhaps it has something to offer you.  ::shrug::

Just my thoughts,

God bless,
Carey.




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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2012, 08:37:17 PM »
Ya know, I don't know what is up lately but it has been crazy over here on the west coast too.  I am really starting to dislike 4th of July.  I HATE loud mouth drunks so intent on their "right to partay" they keep up the neighborhood :(  I'm not a prude but sheeesh!!!!

The only thing about 4th of July I like are the random 80+ year old men who served in WWII, them, I'll take six, sit back with an Arnie Palmer and listen to tales of wartime valor!

Good for you for sticking up for yourself, John.  Where has your wife been?  She needs to come around more often.

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« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2012, 09:30:03 PM »
Now for those that don't know me I am rather mild mannered & try my best to stay outta trouble especially violence.

Violence usually is way too expensive on many counts and doesn't do much for your witness. But occassionaly you come accross some moron that won't take every invitation to leave with his bruised ego in spite of being out classed & outsized. Protecting my house & family is a responsibility God has charged me with. And when I am invited to physically defend them I aint gonna back down. I really don't care if he is (which in this case he wasn't ) bigger than me. He aint gettin away unscathed. But as it is with most wienies this guy left without so much as a hiccup in his gas pedal when he drove to the managers office for his firing.

And as for Supplanter; she is really busy of late with a few projects that I'll fill you all in on later. 

I wanna die like grandpa, peacefully and in my sleep; not like the passengers in his car...they were all screaming and panicking.

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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2012, 09:40:14 AM »
when under attack or feeling violated, our first instinct is to defend, or attack.

 Now as Christians we must then submit to the Holy Spirit....if I choose to attack or defend will it glorify God, will it prevent me from being bodily harmed?

In Johns case, he should of let his frustration go.

John:  "This after coming home from work the other day to find the parking lot full...and there is one joker who obviously felt above the rules by parking right down the middle of two spaces with his car. So I parked sideways behind him so he couldn't get out. and I went inside.  Eventually he came out to his minivan to leave (I know the cars that belong here) and proceeds to move his vehicle out by rocking it back and forth to get out...I come out to move my car so I can let him out (and let him have a piece of my mind) just to find out that he is our new maintenance guy"

This is not Christ like behavior.  (sorry John, not picking on you, just pointing it out for we are to be examples to the world of Christ)

this is....

38 "You have heard that our fathers were told, `Eye for eye and tooth for tooth.' 39 But I tell you not to stand up against someone who does you wrong. On the contrary, if someone hits you on the right cheek, let him hit you on the left cheek too!

40 If someone wants to sue you for your shirt, let him have your coat as well!

 41 And if a soldier forces you to carry his pack for one mile, carry it for two!

 42 When someone asks you for something, give it to him; when someone wants to borrow something from you, lend it to him.

 43 "You have heard that our fathers were told, `Love your neighbors -- and hate your enemy.' 44 But I tell you, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! 45 Then you will become children of your Father in heaven. For he makes his sun shine on good and bad people alike, and he sends rain to the righteous and the unrighteous alike.

46 What reward do you get if you love only those who love you? Why, even tax-collectors do that!

 47 And if you are friendly only to your friends, are you doing anything out of the ordinary? Even the Goyim (unbelievers) do that! 48 Therefore, be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect

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« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2012, 12:50:41 PM »
Christlike behavior doesn't always mean letting someone else get away with things.  I think John stood up for what is RIGHT. Imagine the chaos this guy would have cause for the whole complex if he thought he didn't have to follow the rules. Part of the problem with the world today is people don't stand up for what is right anymore...its all about 'just love em and turn the other cheek'.

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« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2012, 01:37:36 PM »
All I did was fuss at him. I didn't invite him to a fist fight he invited me. If I wanted to be evil I woulda delighted in having him towed.

As it was I didn't call the tow truck or assault him. I fussed at him. (I can fuss well when I need to. I learned how from the Credible Hulk. (He has facts & rescources)
I wanna die like grandpa, peacefully and in my sleep; not like the passengers in his car...they were all screaming and panicking.

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« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2012, 02:56:29 PM »
Christlike behavior doesn't always mean letting someone else get away with things.  I think John stood up for what is RIGHT. Imagine the chaos this guy would have cause for the whole complex if he thought he didn't have to follow the rules. Part of the problem with the world today is people don't stand up for what is right anymore...its all about 'just love em and turn the other cheek'.

"part of the problem with the world today is"....Christians behaving as the world, and not behaving as Christ would.  Did you read, Matthew 5?  It is all about 'just love em and turn the other cheek'.

The best way to deal with the man who parked like an idiot, was to maybe leave a note on his windshield, not fowl words, but pointing out his error.  Instead, (sorry John, but you layed it out for us) John's way caused confrontation, and defensive behavior, most people do not respond to that.

As Christians we heap coals of kindness, to lead someone to repentance.