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Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:00 pm
What the heck is going on in Seattle?. . .I knew there were a bunch of loonies up there but they truly have gone around the bend.

You have their government ceding the Capitol Hill district to anarchists and both the Mayor and Police Chief have claimed they didn't give the order to abandon the police station in the center of their little principality. Who else could have given such and order?

You have the Mayor claiming it is just a little festival, the summer of love, but the anarchists have set up roadblocks manned by armed guards requesting to see ID's before they will let anyone enter. The have signs saying "You are now leaving the USA"; also many reports of shaking down business owners of protection money.

You have an armed rapper claiming to be a "Warlord" and that his group is now the police; who was trying to punish someone who was painting graffiti (after they painted graffiti all over Seattle). There people being threatened with a baseball bat as they were accused of stealing something. You even have leaders from different factions arguing who is actually in control.

The Mayor needs to call this what it really is, it is not the summer of love. . .it is an ARMED INSURRECTION! and it should be handled as one.

AND NONE OF THIS HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD!!!


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Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:03 pm
I'm extremely worried about this country. I see the beginnings of 1984. We've lost our freedom of speech. How long until we start "disappearing" for saying the "wrong thing"? Racism isn't right, George Floyd's death was an abomination, but I also don't want to see liberal socialists destroy this country. I don't want to see historical monuments torn down, it won't change a thing. They are using people's outrage over what happened to George Floyd to get easily influenced people all riled up to further their agenda. I refuse to be politically correct anymore. That's what started this whole mess. Mad When we defund the police who's going to be in charge? The same people who would kill us because we don't kiss up to them and agree with everything they say? I believe that the liberals only act like they're bleeding hearts. They're waiting for an opportunity to gain control. They will have the "solution" to everything but their solution will destroy this country as we know it.
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Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:40 pm


They are no longer content with just Confederate statues. . .In Philadelphia a statue of Matthias Baldwin, a known abolitionist and promoted of schools for Blacks, was graffitied over, a statue of Lincoln was defaced. . .and what does Columbus have to do with BLM? And in the most incredible move, they defaced the memorial to the 54th Mass. Reg. in Boston. This is the all Black Union Regiment from the civil war, the movie "Glory" was based on this unit!

There is even talk about Elizabeth Warren trying to pass a resolution to destroy the Confederate Monument in Arlington Cemetery and to desecrate the graves of the Confederate soldiers. Not to mention changing the names of many of the army's major bases (The naming of which was an attempt to heal the wounds of the war). . .many of those Confederate statues were depicting soldiers and not Generals. . .

Lincoln knew that the country would need to heal, the night that Robert E. Lee surrendered, the President had the ban play "Dixie". . .

And it appears these anarchists aren't done, they would love to destroy all monuments to Washington and Jefferson, because they were slave owners. . .there are even extremists who want the Constitution destroyed because it was written by a bunch of slave owners. . .unbelievable. Destroying history would no longer make us a Country.

All of these statues and monuments are a part of our history and should be used to learn our past, so that the mistakes of the past won't be repeated.

George Orwell was right is many things. . ."Who controls the past controls the Future. . .Who controls the Present controls the Past."

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Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:11 am
Amen.

I had a big long response typed out but I erased it somehow. :/

I'm all for good change but this isn't it. I weep for our country. I weep for those that have been wronged. But two wrongs don't make a right. Crying or Very sad
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Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:54 pm
I'll have another question up later today (hopefully, my health issues have been kicking my butt), but from the last topic, can someone explain the USA law enforcement stuff? Like in Australia, each state and territory has its own police force and then we have the AFP which is the Australian Federal Police. So our state police focus on law enforcement within their state, while the federal police focuses both on national and international law enforcement.

From what I have seen in movies and tv shows and in the occasional news report I notice, you guys have several federal law enforcement agencies, state police and sheriffs? How does it work?
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Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:55 pm
Lady bo, even to us, our law enforcement can be confusing. Technically we do not have a "Federal Police Force". . .

Most cities have their own police force, usually commanded by a Chief.

Most Counties have a Sheriff's Department, headed by a sheriff. . .however, Las Vegas has the Metropolitan Police Department, but it is under the Clark County Sheriff, while other cities like Henderson and North Las Vegas have their own police forces and Chiefs.

Each State has a version of State Police, which could be the Highway Patrol (like Nevada) or Texas Rangers. . .they each have a Chief but are under the control of the Governor.

Each State has a bureau of Investigation, while federally we have the FBI.

Federally we have Homeland Security, who are in charge of Immigration and Naturalization law's arm; the Border Patrol, DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency).

Each State also has their National Guard (which are connected to our Armed Forces, but the Governor can call them up for emergencies (anything from rioting to natural disasters).

So you can see how confusing it all can be

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Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:08 pm
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*blinks as she stares blankly at Sir Scarz*

So glad that I live in a pretty much straightforward country. Yes

Anyways, it's time (has been for a while Embarassed ) for a new question!

What social stigma does society need to get over?
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Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:23 pm
To add to what Sir Scarz said:
And at least here in California, there are some "cities" that are not true cities, so calling it a city is incorrect. So were I live is actually a town. And we're under the county jurisdiction when it comes to the police.

It is very confusing. Unnecessarily so. And it varies so much by each state.


And for your question:
There are many things I could list.
For some reason, I have smart, no-nonsense women on my mind. Why are strong, capable women still viewed as bossy, or controlling, or b****es? Yet in the same situation, a man is viewed in a more positive light? And if that woman shows any kind of emotion, she's said to be too emotional and unfit for the job? I'm really not sure how prevalent this line of thinking is, but regardless, society needs to grow up regarding this subject.
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Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:14 am
Lady Riley, that reminds me, I forgot about those little towns and villages. . .some of them are policed by a constable. . .and some even depend on other States for backup. I northern Nevada, Washoe County (where Reno is) the Sheriff's office covers everything north of Reno all the way to Idaho. They rotate deputies up there and when something happens, they depend on backup from California and Idaho, as they can get there quicker than they can get to them from Reno.

There are also some communities that deputize citizens in the event of a situation requiring more help.

Now as to why women bosses are seen differently than men bosses. . .I can only speak from experience. some of the first women I worked for were just that, the first to be a boss and they thought they had to act like the men they had worked for, so they did come across as bossy and that other "B" word; but some men didn't think they had deserved to be promoted and there was more of a backlash. . .that aggressive style doesn't work for everyone; plus I think some people (even other women) felt a male boss was supposed to be like that.

I have also worked under women bosses that never came across that way. They told you what they expected of you and expected you to do it.

Unfortunately, I think there will always be people that for whatever reason, will see women that way. . .The funny part is most people think it is the old guys at work that have the problem, in some cases it is, but I have seen more young guys resent it when a woman gets promoted ahead of them, thinking that they must have slept their way into the job (believe it or not, there are still idiots out there that think that about any woman who gets ahead).

I have also seen where a lot of the push back about a woman boss came from other women.

We can only hope that at least some of these people grow up


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Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:01 pm
I have regrets in asking for clarification about the USA law enforcement system. Laughing

I had a bit of a niggling sense that the responses to the question would kinda revolve around things in regards to women. I am not complaining about that fact, but what I am going to talk about could be it's own topic completely.

One of my friends had shared something on facebook about society's response to women wanting to do things, a few examples from the post, Women: I want to go for a run. Society: You can't go alone, you'll get raped. Women: I want to walk to my car across the parking garage. Society: You mean walking through the rape box alone? You better get a security guard to walk you to your car so you don't get raped. It had a few other stellar examples before ending with, Women: I was raped. Society: Hmmmm are you sure? It seems highly improbable.

And then you end up getting, but what were you wearing? What were you doing? Obviously you must have given him some sort of signal or sign. Are you sure you were saying no but really you meant yes right? So it wasn't really rape then, so why the hell are you wasting everyone's time with this bogus claim?

Women are told to be aware of our surroundings, to travel in groups and a whole heap of other things, all in an effort to "keep us safe". Why is it so freaking one sided? Why is there no one out there telling guys to control themselves and keep it in their f*cking pants?

That stuff right there, needs to stop. Rape doesn't just happen to women either, it happens to men and even more sickeningly, to children as well.

And yes, there are some false accusations that are made, but it doesn't take away from the fact that rape victims of any gender and any age or sexual orientation, get dismissed by society as lies and the victim becomes the target instead of being taken care of and protected from further abuse.

I may have gone off topic there. Sigh
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Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:03 pm
A lot of people say those things, but I would never go on a run, without having a partner to run with and I have been known to wait until I see security driving around the parking lot before going to my car. . .but then again I carry (have a permit to carry a gun, and have been trained how to use it).

Those questions about how a woman is dressed or did she lead them on, etc. have been used against rape victims since the beginning of rape cases. . .anything that makes the rapist seem like they are the victim. But remember rape is not always about sex, it is about power over their victim.

Unfortunately, you do have many cases where there was no rape, only an accusation (from what I have seen, this occurs in some custody cases where the wife doesn't want to share custody, they may make a claim about the husband raping their child, they have even been known to coach the kid in their answers); but that is no excuse for the real victims.

Don't get me started on the pedophiles that rape children. . .as far as I am concerned, if they are caught and convicted, they should be taken out and shot.

But there are all these stories of Catholic Priests and Boy Scout leaders doing this. . .I was a Boy Scout and an Altar Boy, and I never saw or heard of anyone in my groups having that problem; it could be that I was just lucky, but I know that it does happen.

I always am aware of my surroundings, or travel in groups and the whole heap of other things to keep safe. Right now it should be more the norm as, especially during this covid crisis, crime rates are rising across the country. . .attempts to defund the police are only one of the reasons for it.

There is no telling a rapist "to keep it in the f*cking pants", most guys do control themselves. . .but rapists are not like most men, they are not men at all.

And Lady bo, it is your topics, so you technically cannot go off topic. Smile

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Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:03 am
Yes, we have plenty of law enforcement here, which is amazing considering we're supposed to be a free country. Rolling Eyes


It took me years to realize that my dad has issues with women and because my brother takes on all of my dad's beliefs and amplifies them 1000 times, he really has problems with women. Every woman that wears a short skirt is a slut and deserves to be groped. It's disgusting. Every strong woman is a bossy witch. My dad and I don't always get along very well. XD I don't think this will ever change, it's like racism, it will always be there to some degree.

My dad gets mad when mom and I make a decision without him. Confused One day I told him, "Yeah, they actually let us vote now." *snickers*

Anyway, besides all of that, I think that people need to get over their problems with overweight people. For some reason it's still ok to discriminate and bully overweight people. My weight and my body is no one's business but my own but my whole life people have felt it's ok to comment on it. Grr And if you're not overweight they find something else to comment on. Whatever happened to, 'If you can't say something nice, say nothing at all?'
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Oh my gosh, I agree, Rayven. People feel they are invited to comment on anything, when they should just be minding their own business. Or practicing saying nothing at all if it isn't nice.
I don't really struggle with my weight but I really struggle with my body. And my mom just never got that. She made so many comments about how my body looks, I almost threatened my husband with death if he ever made comments like that. Fortunately, (or rather unfortunately), he understood where I was coming from due to personal experience, and so that was an easy request.
So unless if what I'm going to say is positive, I don't make any comments about people's weight or appearance.
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Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:15 am
Pawz wrote:
I almost threatened my husband with death if he ever made comments like that. Fortunately, (or rather unfortunately), he understood where I was coming from due to personal experience, and so that was an easy request.
So unless if what I'm going to say is positive, I don't make any comments about people's weight or appearance.







I'm glad he understood, Riley. I've had men criticize my body too many times to mention. And I'm like, "Really?" They dared to criticize me when they weren't perfect either. The only difference is that I kept my mouth shut and accepted their flaws, but apparently it was too much to ask that they do the same for me. Why does anyone, including our significant others, need to be perfect? No one is perfect so there's no point in making anyone feel bad about themselves. I realize that in the case of a significant other, you need to be attracted to them, but if their flaws prevent that, make up some excuse and leave. It's that simple. Don't ruin their self esteem.
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Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:42 pm
I will also add that mental health still needs some work with society. I'm a nurse (and also deal with my own mental health issues), and I still am occasionally dumbstruck by the lack of compassion and understanding that some of my fellow nurses have toward those suffering with mental issues. And it's not just nurses, it's people in general. But I'm more dumbstruck when I see it come from nurses.

My ability to empathize with people in those situations is probably why I did just fine as a psych nurse.
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