The largest seabourne invasion in history …

The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday , 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II.

Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as … D-Day …

I have a poem I wrote years ago for this that I like to re-post each year on this day  … ‘ Where Do They Go ‘ … With the cleaning and packing up of old shit lying around here , I’ll have to locate a hardcopy of it … As I want it in its’ entirety …

And from

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Source: dday – Google Search

Bring On Beer For A Buck !!! … 24 Bottles ? … 24 Bucks !!! …

The big supermarket chains want unfettered access to beer sales. They are keen to see the end of clauses in the beer agreement that bar them from using their own distribution networks or negotiating their own price deals with brewers.

The convenience store sector sees getting a piece of the beer sales action as a crucial revenue opportunity. Lobbyists for the sector argue that many corner stores are barely getting by , and selling beer could be their saviour by bringing more customers in the door.

But wait !!! … The three largest behemoths that have conspired together to form a monopoly are too happy at all !!! …

Those wider beer sales would clearly eat into The Beer Store’s profits. The latest figures published by the LCBO show total revenues at The Beer Store and brewery outlets dropped 2.3 per cent in the year after the province allowed a limited number of supermarkets to sell beer. Throwing the beer retail market wide open would mean an even bigger bite.

What ?! … Competing in an open and fair market ?!!! … Ya mean we can’t charge whatever the Hell we feel like profiting ?!!! … NO NO NO !!! … JOB LOSSES ! … Think about the ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE !!! … OH MY GOD !!! … They won’t belong to our union !!! … THE SKY IS FALLING !!! …

Now ya see … What we have here is TWO dinosaurs attempting to stave of extinction … The giant breweries have held their monopoly for dar too long … And the outdated ‘ convenience ‘ stores …

The ONE and ONLY merit to these Mac’s Milks , Becker’s … Then Hasty Markets , etc were the fact that they were open when the big grocery stores were not … One of my first part time jobs was packin’ bags at Bullock’s IGA in Bolton … The store opened at 9:00 a.m. and closed at six p.m. four days a week , stayed open til 9:00 p.m. Thutsdays and Fridays and was CLOSED every Sunday !!! … You Gen Xers , and certainly Millennials , won’t comprehend that ! …

All these little stores filled a void for people who ‘ ran out ‘ of items , or ‘ needed ‘ something that simply couldn’t wait for the grocery store hours … The old ‘ pick up a quart of milk from the Becker’s so the kids can have cereal in the morning ‘ thing …

That’s why they are called … Wait for it !!! … CON _ VEEEN _ NIENCE stores !!! … 

But , of course , you PAID for that convenience … Only a complete MORON would attempt to do a complete grocery shop there !!! … Plus you had a limited selection … Plus the chances of ‘ freshness ‘ of product you can forget about , so , other than cigs and candy for the kiddies , not much reason to go there … Unless you couldn’t wait for the grocery stores to open …

Well it’s been years now that the big grocery stores have much more facilitating hours than in the past … They open at 7:00 in the morning … Stay open til 9:00 at night … Some 10 or 11 … And there’s 24 hours service in places dotted around the community as well …

So I say , scrap the ‘ Beer Store ‘ and let the market decide how many ‘ Cig N Lotto Tix ‘ stores we actually ‘ need ‘ … Give us all back our BUCK A BEER cases of brewskis !!! …

Source: What’s at stake in the Ford government’s battle with The Beer Store | CBC News

A Sociopathic National Pastime – PatriotRetort.com

A sociopathic piece of garbage walked into a California synagogue yesterday and opened fire. Several were injured and one was killed.

But what followed was something just as horrific and awful.

Immediately , social media denizens retreated into their factions and used this attack to confirm their own sectarian view of America.

There were the gun-haters who railed against those who offered thoughts and prayers to the families while blaming the NRA.

Then there were those who presumed the sociopathic piece of garbage was a ( and take your pick ) 1) White Nationalist , 2) Islamist , 3) Trump supporter.

I don’t know what disgusted me more – the crime or the craven politicization of the crime.

He’s right. The positioning and maneuvering after these evil acts have become a sociopathic national pastime.

I’ve been saying this for years ;

Mankind will cause its’ own extinction if it fails to evolve past the HUMAN CREATED FICTION oif ‘ religion ‘… The vast majority ( if not all if you really dig down thru it ) of human aggression toward its’ own species is based on all the heated disagreement and contradiction between the many ‘ fables ‘ it has created and fought over …

Qasim has a succinct , simple solution …

Hey terrorists :

• Stop killing Christians on Easter • Stop killing Jews in Passover • Stop killing Muslims on Jummah • Stop killing Sikhs in Gurdwaras • Stop killing Hindus b/c they “ look ” Muslim

STOP KILLING HUMANITY

These people don’t even spend a second or to attempting to console those deeply affected , on a personal level … They just railroad thru loudly with their political rhetoric.

 If mankind doesn’t definitively put an end to this soon … I mean REAL SOON … Mankind is not long for this world …

 

Source: A Sociopathic National Pastime – PatriotRetort.com

The Living Generations …

Not much happening today … Mired in a state of ambivalence to a certain extent … Very little energy … Winter seems to be suggesting it ain’t quite done with us yet , judging by the temperature today …

Needless to say , not a whole Helluva lot of motivation for a post today … The news just continues to be the same old shit repeating its’ cycle …

Annoying frankly …

So I’ll just pull out a draft I’ve had filed away about how somebody , somewhere , has grouped and named the various ‘ generations ‘ ( as many have , but the years aren’t consistent ) that are still roaming the planet , starting with the one that should be the least populated ( as they’d be 95 or older ! ) …

  •  The ” Greatest Generation ” – Born 1924 or earlier …

Then we get to my parent’s group , in which they were among the first as the ‘ generation ‘ turned over …

  • The “ Silent Generation ” – Born 1925-1945. …
  • Baby Boomers – Born 1946-1964. …
  • Generation X – Born 1965-1980. …
  • Millennials ( Generation Y ) – Born 1981-1997. …
  • Generation Z ( Post-Millennials ) – Born 1998-2010. …
  • Generation Alpha – Born 2011 to present day.

Now usually … Since there’s anywhere from 15 – 20 years between each ( although you can see here , society is ‘ speeding up ‘ things these past couple of classifications ) it would be frequent that there’d be a ‘ generation ‘ between you and your folks … In my case however , I follow directly after Ma and Pa  … That’s ‘cuz they were born in the first few years of their grouping and I came along in the last 4 years of the ‘ Boomers ‘ …

When I look at this … After a bit of deep thinking … I come to the conclusion that , although some of the earliest Boomers are definitely responsible for ‘ planting the seeds ‘ ( In more than one use for that phrase ) when they became young adults , everything really started goin’ down the shitter when the Gen X started half assed maturing and forging forward in the working world ( with supposed responsibility ) …

And began to REALLY fuck things up !!! …

It’s been racing ’round and DOWN  the toilet bowl ever since …

Source: the quiet generation – Google Search

I now see I need a new category … WTFC ?!!! …

Surely after 25 years those who ‘ got into ‘ that crap have finally … Grown up !!! …

‘ Grunge ‘ … ‘ Punk ‘ … ‘ New Wave ‘ … ‘ Rap ‘… Has NEVER been ‘ MUSIC !!! …

There’d been so many dark , scary stories about Kurt over the last few months , including what appeared to be an unsuccessful suicide attempt a month earlier in a Rome hotel room. Prior to that , there were stories about police and paramedics being called to the home he and Courtney Love shared at 171 Lake Washington Blvd. E., including an OD or two and at least one occasion when Kurt barricaded himself in a room with a bunch of his guns.

Kurt Cobain

The general sense was that this wasn’t going to end well. And it didn’t …

A record company official says Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain shot himself to death at his Seattle home yesterday. Police say Cobain’s body was found today with a shotgun wound to the head and a suicide note nearby. He had been recuperating from last month’s overdose of painkillers and Champagne.

For Gen X , this was the equivalent of Boomers hearing about the assassination of John Lennon on Dec. 8, 1980 , or older rock’n’rollers learning of the death of Elvis on Aug. 16 , 1977 ?!!! … While I’ve never been a fan of Elvis , he was certainly one of the ‘ ground breakers ‘ in the early days of the music industry … And John had a great talent at poetry and song writing and his band led the charge to totally reshape music and send it in the direction that has led to so many other talented performers … But comparing this guy to those two ?!! …

His mother was half right … Like John and the Beatles … And the ‘ Elvis Machine ‘ … Jimi was another of those drastic directional changers that forever altered the direction and sound of music … Jimmy ( as in Mumblin’ Mind Mangled Morrison ) was never anywhere near the perceived heights of ‘ talent ‘ some speak of … You wanna talk ‘ poet ‘ … Morrison could barely keep up with ‘ roses are red ‘ , never mind someone like Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull fame …

His mother says Cobain had been missing for six days and she says the last time she spoke to her son , she told him not to join ‘ the stupid club’ of other rock stars who had died early ‘…

Well he did … He was always … STOOOPID ! …

Kurt and Nirvana were just another example of industry created , over-hyped untalented individuals parading as ‘ musicians and songwriters ‘ who the engineers and producers could package to sell to the musically ignorant masses …

Can we all now go back to never even having a single thought of his past existence and pay attention to things that actually … You know … Matter ?!!! …

 

Source: A minute-by-minute account of the day Kurt Cobain died: Alan Cross – National | Globalnews.ca

Something to read …

From Dirt People

It is an open act of war …

A literal invasion committed by both domestic and foreign enemies …

It is not at all surprising , nor is it unexpected , but it is a blatant act of war on America … 

The governments of 3 central American nations have facilitated this invasion wave. The only way this group of invaders can have crossed 3 international borders without hindrance , other than lame token effort , is by the overt intentional cooperation of Mexico , Guatemala and Honduras governments.

When this invasion army arrives at the 4th international border , the United States border with Mexico , it will constitute the crossing of the Rubric in no uncertain terms , of another kind.

Think about that … If you’re into a LOOOoong read , but a very interesting one … Hit this link … Again … I stress … You have to be ‘ into ‘ this sort of ‘ political / social analysis ‘ to commit yourself to the entire read …

Government Math 101 …’ Politospeak ‘ = ‘ BULLSHIT ‘ …

” I think there is an indication that they have a higher obligation to observe that even if they are allowed to present whatever they want within the confines of parliamentary privilege.”

Let’s just ‘ mathematically dissect this run on sentence …

” I think “… Means MY OPINION , my point of view … NOT fact …

” indication ” … This one brings in another word that further negates any ‘ factual ‘ basis to the statement ; A symptom that ‘ suggests ‘ certain ‘ a conclusion … ” suggest ‘… Put forward for ‘ consideration ‘…

” obligation ” … The condition of being morally or legally bound to do ‘ something ‘…

“‘ something ‘ … Offers NO specific action …

” observe ‘… Notice or perceive ( something ) and register it as being ‘ significant ‘… Again , ‘ something is non specific , and simply states it’s of noteworthy attention …

So … Question … What has that statement actually ‘ made clear ‘ ?…

Answer … Absolutely FUCKALL !!! …

But we all should know why that is … It is , after all …

Source: Opposition MPs turn to ethics committee to probe SNC-Lavalin affair | CBC News