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  • [9] June 24, 2016 at 11:00am

    Scottland, Northern Ireland, and London are the only places that had voters who wanted to remain in the EU. The mainland Irish, the Welsh, the Gaelics, and 99% of the English countryside all voted that they wanted out.

    And that makes sense, because the people of London, Northern Ireland, and Scottland, are all deeply dependent upon others for their livelihood. Wales, Ireland, and the English countryside are all pretty self-reliant and can take care of themselves, and are probably tired of having the fruits of their labors being used to prop up dying economies like Spain and Greece.

  • [15] June 24, 2016 at 10:53am

    I believe the word you are looking for is “putz”. Cameron is a “putz”.

    The words “schmuck” might also apply.

  • [10] June 24, 2016 at 9:46am

    She spanked them. Also, what is more likely: the boys received lacerations from a belt or rubber-coated DVD player cable? Or that they received lacerations during the act of breaking into somebody’s house, and then lied to police and said they came from the spankings?

    Unless the cable was flayed open and had little shards of glass embedded in it, there is no way that an RCA cable caused lacerations.

  • [27] June 24, 2016 at 9:42am

    I guess it never occurred to the police that these kids might have suffered the “lacerations” during the act of breaking into the house that they burglarized…

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  • [34] June 24, 2016 at 4:19am

    Yup. Reminds me of that poem by Rudyard Kipling about the Gods of the Copybook Headings. Those who worship the gods of the marketplace will panic and be afraid. Those who know the Gods of the Copybook Headings will rejoice.

  • [31] June 24, 2016 at 4:17am

    I would guess France first, and Germany later. France has been very vocal about their stance on the Euro for a while now, saying that either the EU needed to be changed, or nations needed to leave it.

  • [5] June 23, 2016 at 3:04pm

    Well, to be fair, it’s against the professional code of conduct for service employees to refer to customers by their appearance. It doesn’t matter what service industry you are in, it is rude and unprofessional. It’s like if there is a black woman eating in the restaurant, and referring to her as “Blacky”, or if you go to get your car serviced, and they call you “Baldy” because you are bald. It’s just rude, offensive, and demeaning to refer to people like that if you are trying to run a business and serve customers.

    I remember the same thing happening to one of the women I worked with a while back. She would refer to certain customers as “Tattooed Freak #1″ and “Dumb Rednecks Table of 4″. She was told several times not to do that, and then she was fired. It’s just very unprofessional and rude.

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  • [32] June 23, 2016 at 1:24pm

    We’re in the middle of a heat wave. Just turn off the Air Conditioning and watch them flee.

  • [1] June 23, 2016 at 10:41am

    I live in the Midwest. And your question about somebody from Japan is backwards. We are talking about things that make people feel awkward and uncomfortable. If bowing makes me feel awkward and uncomfortable, I probably wouldn’t do it in return. Just like if hugging makes somebody from Japan feel awkward and uncomfortable, they probably wouldn’t want to hug me.

    What I am saying is that “weaker handshakes” have nothing to do with people being physically or emotionally weak. It is cultural, and it is a learned behavior. And if you didn’t grow up in a household where shaking hands with somebody is how you greet one another, it’s EXTREMELY awkward and strange.

    Also, my generation tends to treat men and women equally. We have manners and respect and courtesy. I open doors for people, but I do it for everybody, not just women. I say please, and thank you, and I refer to people as Sir and Miss/Ma’am. But as far as handshakes go, that just isn’t really something people my age know about.

    That also might be a contributing factor to this issue. In the past, handshakes were something that men traditionally did with other men. It was rare to see two women greet each other with a firm handshake, especially the kind where one person tries to crush the other person’s hand (which has been referred to by others on this comment section).

    There are a lot of things that could contribute to this millennial-handshake situation, but “lack of hard physical work” is not one of them.

  • June 22, 2016 at 5:06pm

    Right, but to people my age, that would be a “hug” instead of a “handshake”. If I came up to you with open arms, and you didn’t hug me, it would be a very rude gesture.

    But there are a lot of people who find hugging to be very uncomfortable, and wouldn’t hug me. That is what I’m saying handshakes are like. They are awkward and uncomfortable. It’s what used car salesmen do to you, not something you do to people who you respect or appreciate.

    Just as somebody might feel awkward hugging someone, most of the people I know, who are around my age, feel awkward shaking people’s hands.

  • [32] June 22, 2016 at 3:29pm

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. The reason that liberals don’t like guns is because they put feelings above all else. And if a liberal feels like shooting somebody, and has a gun, they will act on that feeling. Self-control and morals don’t play a role in their behavior. And since they think that they are better than everybody else, they think “Well, if I can’t control my feelings, neither can anybody else.”

    Always remember that liberals are what they claim to be against. If they claim to be against violence, that’s because they are violent. If they claim to be against bigotry, it’s because they are bigots.

  • [3] June 22, 2016 at 2:36pm

    Most people today don’t have dads, period. Much less dads that teach them things. That probably has way more to do with it than “lack of hard physical work”.

  • [1] June 22, 2016 at 2:15pm

    See, I think this is something you must have learned and is entirely in your head. Nobody my age thinks that a handshake is “intimidating”. They think it is impersonal and rude. You groping their elbow and staring into their eyes doesn’t say anything to my generation except “This guy is creepy, awkward, and possibly gay.”

    You can tell a lot by a handshake, true. But what you think you are communicating is NOT the same thing as what is being received on the other end. You are oblivious to this difference, so you come off as being a rude oddball at best, and a pervert at worst. Especially if you do the creepy “shake with one hand and put your other hand on their shoulder” thing. That’s really awful and awkward.

  • [1] June 22, 2016 at 2:08pm

    I don’t really understand this at all. The only people I’ve ever met who ever shake my hand are the door greeters at church, and they are all women, and they do the kind of handshake where they put both hands around one of yours in a kind of grandmotherly way.

    Everybody I know, that is around my age, we all greet one another with a hug or a high five. Even at work. The only time you shake somebody’s hands is if you don’t like the person, but don’t want to be rude to them and just ignore them outright. I have never in my entire life seen a “handshake” as a sign of respect or interest. It’s always been a very impersonal thing you do to people who you tolerate, rather than to people you know and respect.

    It has NOTHING to do with “wussification” of today’s society. The namby-pambiness of today’s generation is to blame for a lot of things, but this certainly isn’t one of them. It would be like saying that today’s generation hugs a lot harder than previous generations. But that was not because previous generations didn’t have the same upper body strength of today’s generation. It is because hugging wasn’t the tradition or the custom of previous generations the way it is today.

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  • [17] June 21, 2016 at 2:32pm

    Of course they were. If they weren’t, she wouldn’t have been fired. You only get fired for speaking the truth these days. Not for lying. If lying was grounds to be fired, nobody would have a job in the government, media, or entertainment industry.

  • [3] June 21, 2016 at 10:21am

    Well, it sounds like a good gig at first. However, it starts to lose its appeal when you realize that, as a troll, you have to relocate and live under a bridge of some sort, grow long tusk-like teeth, dye your skin green, and grow obscene amounts of nose hair.

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  • [17] June 21, 2016 at 10:12am

    Around where I live, people don’t lock their cars or shut their garage doors. Many people just leave the keys in the ignition. You know why? Because the last person in town who broke into a house or tried to steal a car got shot dead before he left the driveway.

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  • [14] June 21, 2016 at 10:08am

    Well, not only that, but it’s just common sense in a dangerous world. I don’t remember who said it, but this quote has always stuck with me:

    “Not learning how to defend yourself and expecting the police to do it for you is like not learning how to swim and then expecting the lifeguard to do it for you. In both situations, peril falls too quickly upon you, and you are going to be dead before the ‘professional help’ can arrive. Amateurish Do-It-Yourself Help is your best chance for survival.”

  • June 20, 2016 at 9:54am

    LibertyGone,

    You forgot to prep the canvas of your posts with Magic White first. You can’t have happy little clouds without first prepping your canvas with Magic White.

  • June 20, 2016 at 9:34am

    It’s sad about the lady dying. I’m just curious why she thought it was a good idea to go out and exercise in heat like that. Once the temperatures get above 100 degrees, your body temperature cannot keep itself cool by sweating. So your body temp starts going up like a fever (heat exhaustion). Once it gets to 104 or 105, you hit heat stroke, and 106 or more is death.

    You would think that people who live in the desert would know this kind of thing. I don’t even live in the desert, and I know about it.

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