7:21 A.M. Diamonds Are Bullshit ! …

I’ve always felt that the concept of ‘ the diamond ring ‘ was a complete waste of money ! … It has absolutely no functional value … Far too expensive for what it is and depreciates in value the second you purchase it …

I could neither understand why men would waste their hard earned money on them , nor why women coveted them so dearly …

Until I read the following article …

American males enter adulthood through a peculiar rite of passage ; They spend most of their savings on a shiny piece of rock …

They could invest the money in assets that will compound over time and someday provide a nest egg. Instead, they trade that money for a diamond ring, which isn’t much of an asset at all. As soon as you leave the jeweler with a diamond , it loses over 50 percent of its value. Americans exchange diamond rings as part of the engagement process, because in 1938 De Beers decided that they would like us to …

Prior to a stunningly successful marketing campaign 1938, Americans occasionally exchanged engagement rings , but wasn’t a pervasive occurrence. Not only is the demand for diamonds a marketing invention , but diamonds aren’t actually that rare. Only by carefully restricting the supply has De Beers kept the price of a diamond high. Countless American dudes will attest that the societal obligation to furnish a diamond engagement ring is both stressful and expensive …

But here’s the thing … This obligation only exists because the company that stands to profit from it willed it into existence. So here is a modest proposal :

Let’s agree that diamonds are bullshit and reject their role in the marriage process. Let’s admit that as a society we got tricked for about a century into coveting sparkling pieces of carbon , but it’s time to end the nonsense.

Click on the link and peruse the entire article … Quite informative …

Source: Diamonds Are Bullshit | HuffPost

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5:45 A.M. Opinion … Trump wins the race to the bottom …

Dear Donald ,

I don’t expect you to read this. I know you have a quota of about 100 words a day and you already blew that sounding out the syllables running along the bottom of Fox & Friends this morning, but I want to write it anyway, because there’s something you need to know that will make your life much, much better.I am a thing we call a “writer”, living in a place called “South Africa”. I know that’s a lot of information to take in all at one go, but all you need to know is that “South Africa” is in a distant land called “Africa”, curiously enough at the southern end, and a “writer” is someone who writes words for a living. What’s “a living”? Well, it’s something that people have to make who aren’t, like, really smart enough to be handed a fortune by their pappy. OK, everyone up to speed? Good.Donald, today I read that you are angry about the US accepting migrants from “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway.

This made me feel sad, because, as you’ll recall from the previous paragraph, I live in the southern bit of Africa.I wanted to write you a dazzling list of rebuttals. I wanted to stun you with facts and figures about the energy of this continent and the courage of my own compatriots. I also wanted to help you understand some of our history. For example, since we’re talking about shitholes and the people who dig them and then shit in them for centuries, I wanted to tell you about something called “the trans-Atlantic slave trade”. I wanted to introduce you to the four South Africans who have won the Nobel Peace Prize, including Nelson Mandela with whom you claim to have had a “wonderful relationship”. (It must have been something truly extraordinary, what with him smiling and nodding and edging for the door as you kept asking him what it was like spending those 40 years inside Shawshank Prison.)But here’s the thing, Donald. A list of rebuttals wouldn’t change what we in the Shithole South laughingly call your mind. You’re just not into facts, probably because they don’t have a pussy to grab.Besides, you’d probably see my list as confirming my country’s shithole status. It’s not as rich as yours, or as powerful. We don’t have a big nuclear button. In fact the only way we’re like the US is that we’re also ruled by a stable genius who is into nepotism and gaslighting as policy.So no. I can’t claim any high ground when it comes to economic or even political facts and figures.You are the real deal, Donald. You’re a gold-star racist. You are an uber-cracker, a genetic miracle bringing together the entitled ignorance of a modern billionaire with the owl-killing, witch-burning superstition of a medieval hovel-dweller.

But, Donald, there is one thing my tribe has excelled at over the centuries. No, wait, that’s falsely modest. We’ve been brilliant at it. I’m talking a kind of genius here, and not just the stable kind.And that one thing is racism.Donald, my people are racist savants. As a white South African man, I am the inheritor of a tradition of racism so blisteringly hateful and so deeply ingrained and toweringly self-righteous, that it makes your chino-wearing, tiki-torch-waving, white-bread white supremacists look like the bedwetting snowflakes they are.I know I’m pulling rank here, Donald, but you need to understand that I know what I’m talking about. It was my tribe that decided whether people were black or not by sticking a pencil through their hair and seeing if it stuck or fell out. We’re scientists, Donald.What I’m trying to say is that in the rarefied world of untransformed and unrepentant racists, my tribe walks shoulder to shoulder with the best of the worst, whether they be Russians sniffing out Jewish tendencies, Indians obsessing over caste, or Chinese gaping at black people.All of which makes me particularly qualified to tell you something important.You are the real deal, Donald.You’re a gold-star racist.You are an uber-cracker, a genetic miracle bringing together the entitled ignorance of a modern billionaire with the owl-killing, witch-burning superstition of a medieval hovel-dweller. Your racism is ancient and powerful. It whispers to me the way Kellyanne Conway whispers to you in that dream you keep having, the one where she’s only 5cm tall and she’s trapped inside a Big Mac and begging you to eat more carefully.And now that you know what you are, it’s time to own it. Embrace your nature, own your crackerhood, and all the anxiety and complexity will just slip away. 

You are a racist.

MORBNOTE ; The above was a ‘ white ‘ South African’s opinion … Wonderfully written ! … But HIS opinion … Nothing more … Nothing less …

Source: Trump wins the race to the bottom

1:34 P.M. Another crap year about to fade out …

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Well , it’s the second last day of 2017 … Not much got accomplished … The body has just eroded away even further … Gotta work on rectifying this situation in the new year … I’m starting off at ground zero … And with limited options due to my health … But I’m going to give it a go !!! … Nothing else to do !!! …

I hope to find a  reliable source of income that allows me to use my creativity and skills without any physical stress causing me further aggravation …

What I’ve attempted to do in the last six years or so clearly isn’t panning out !!! … Now there’s an understatement !!! …

There was some small beacons of light at the end of the tunnel on several occasions … But they eventually dimmed to darkness once again … That takes it toll … Mentally as well as physically …

This situation must be rectified.

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6:24 P.M. OH FOR FUCKSAKE !!!… Would you trust this guy ?!!! …

The Parry Sound hospital is investigating its chief of surgery over allegations from six nurses of lewd, bullying behaviour and making crude, sexual gestures with a toe he amputated from a patient …

Dr. Bill Smyth, an orthopedic surgeon, is the only one in his specialty within roughly 100 kilometres of the Georgian Bay town best known as the birthplace of hockey legend Bobby Orr.Nurses at the West Parry Sound Health Centre made complaints about Smyth over the past few months and have raised concerns that the hospital is dragging its feet in dealing with their allegations. Approached by the Star on Tuesday, the hospital first refused to comment, then said Wednesday that a “thorough investigation” is underway.Among the complaints are allegations that in the operating room Smyth has been known to make “honking sounds with his hands towards the scrub nurse’s breasts” while she helps him put on a sterile gown. It is also alleged Smyth “would hit nurses in the back of the head or kick them as he walked by” in the hospital.In another complaint, a nurse said she felt unsafe when, while she was alone in a room, he walked in and stared at her silently. When she blushed, the nurse alleged Smyth called in another doctor and laughed, pointing out how he had made the nurse “get red for Big Daddy.”

“It’s awful behaviour. It’s not OK,” said one senior nurse. “If we get cultured to believe it is OK to carry on like this, then people will be able to do what they want.”In a statement Wednesday in response to detailed questions from the Star, hospital CEO Donald Sanderson said a probe is underway.

What kind of a ‘ doctor would have his picture taken … And put on the internet !!! … Even if ‘ off duty ‘  !!! … Wearing this ?!!! …

Doesn’t exactly give the patient a surge of confidence !!! … Ya Think ?!!! …

*MORBNOTE ; Now read the traditional bullshit verbiage coming from the administrators responsible for this moron’s hiring !!! … 

“We have engaged significant external, independent expertise in a comprehensive investigation that is ongoing,” the statement said.Sanderson would not answer specific questions or make further comment. Among the investigators hired by the hospital are a Toronto lawyer and a retired hospital administrator from Brampton.

*MORBNOTE II ;  There we go !!! A ‘ lawyer ‘ is gonna sort it all out for us and the plaintiff … AND !!! … What is most likely some WOG administrative hospital employee is there to assist the futile , multi thousand dollar cost investigation !!!…

Sadly … Brampton is where I reside …

Source: Parry Sound doctor accused by nurses of sexual harassment and using amputated toe to make crude gestures | Toronto Star

12:06 P.M. Musta been a good sized cannon smoke that afternoon !!!…

I was reading up on the Canadian progressive rock band Saga on a whim just now and came upon this particular paragraph … Reminds me of my twenties !!! …

The Chapters is the name given to a series of songs that the band revealed over a 28-year period in a mixed-up order, creating a conceptual puzzle. Each song in the sequence was subtitled “Chapter One”, “Chapter Two”, etc. In its final form, The Chapters tells a cohesive science fiction story concerning the preservation of Albert Einstein’s brain, aliens who are concerned with humanity’s self-destruction, and the resurrection of the dead through technology.

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Source: Saga (band) – Wikipedia

9:09 A.M. Canada failed Omar ?!!! … Give me the rifle !!! … I’ll happily shoot the fucker !!!…

 

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It is close to 15 years since the July 27, 2002, firefight in Afghanistan that killed a U.S. soldier, injured another, and left 15-year-old Canadian citizen Omar Khadr badly wounded and near death. And thus began an agonizing and Kafkaesque years-long journey of injustice, suffering and abandonment for a teenager who was a child soldier and should never have been pushed into the middle of a war in the first place. There is much blame to go around for the harm and wrongs done to Mr. Khadr. Clearly his father should never have put him in this situation in the first place. Undeniably, U.S. officials bear the bulk of responsibility for the endless human rights violations he endured – including torture, ill-treatment, arbitrary detention and an unfair trial – in both the notorious Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan and the infamous Guantanamo Bay detention centre.

Who the fuck is this asshole writing this bullshit ?!!! …

The thoughts from your pitiful mind have no business being shared with the world !!! …

Source: Canada failed Omar Khadr. We owed him compensation and an apology – The Globe and Mail