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Considerations by Gary Hambley

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The Times Have Changed, And Not

The Times Have Changed, And Not

One of my FB friends had this image posted on their page. This friend is an American. Except for the distinct lack of taste in choice of NFL team to be fanatical about, a damn good guy.

Quite the statement by an American isn’t it? A true Red, White and Blue to the bottom of his heart American.

komrad americaYou can see what I said in the comment field on my friend’s page. The word in Russian is, “Thank you”.

Wasn’t that long ago wishing the Russians or Soviets if you prefer anything good, well a week on the wrong side of the fence at Gunatanamo would have probably been a more palatable option to many Americans.

They’re talking about Syria here.

I’ve read some on the turmoil there. Made a few comments myself. What I’ve gleaned recently and with all the disinformation I don’t know how much I can really believe. What I’m getting, feeling, thinking is that in this conflict to some degree, the U.S. of A is fighting the Russians. and vise versa.

One thing I do know is that to many Americans before the fall, Russia and the USSR were the same thing.

I had actually moved this piece in to the trash. Wouldn’t you know about 5 minutes after I trashed it I saw something that made me retrieve this.

I saw that the Russians buzzed a US Navy Destroyer. This is pure stupid shit!

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This is the mindset and behaviour that has to stop. Both Super Powers know better than this.

Peeing in the other guys soup just cuz. The mentality of a 6 year old on the playground. Someone “screws the pooch” when this thumbing of noses is going on and the world is going to have bigger problems than it already has.

While Russia and the USA are sorting out the mess that didn’t have to happen, those other problems will have an opportunity to grow and flourish.

G.R. Hambley – April 13, 2016

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O’ Canada, Pay Attention

O’ Canada, Pay Attention

What you are seeing is commentary I left on a story of today’s date. The story is something that has been going on since Canada’s election in October.

Controversies that didn’t have to happen are still going on and will go on because of grandstanding (which I consider a seriously stupid action) by our new Prime Minister.

Putting people at odds, what a wonderful way to begin for a new leader.

What I’ve commented ties to this story:
Interim Conservative Leader Ambrose Year End

Our new Minister of Defence to his credit understands and recognizes that if you Bullshit Canadians they will recognize it and call you on it.
Junior, this Canadian is calling you on your Bullshit.
G.R. Hambley
December 23, and yeah it is still 2015
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Because the shit storm Junior unleashed didn’t have to happen. Y’all get that? The shit storm didn’t have to happen The grandstanding dumb ass was showing off and he rightfully deserved the criticism received. That was one of two major gaffs within 24 hours of the polls closing.
 
With his big show off mouth he took merit appointment out of play in favour of gender placement. Me, I don’t care if it is an invisible bunny and a giant seahorse in cabinet if they got there by merit. With what this dumb ass did, he left speculation wide open that there are those in cabinet that do not deserve to be there.
 
The dumb ass knew election was coming and should of had his shadow cabinet in place ready to move in to the respective positions (give or take a few won or lost seats) after the election. All he had to do was say we had the people in place ready to move in to cabinet with a win and we’re putting them there. Done without fanfare and BULL SHIT!
 
Not Junior, he had to show off and I don’t for one second believe his, “because it’s 2015” wasn’t a planned response because he damn well knew he’d get asked about the placements on the gender announcement.
 
The other major gaff was our CF 18’s and that shit storm didn’t have to happen either. The dumb ass had no business saying Canada’s commitment was being withdrawn on election. The Liberals were not government and not privy to all the information. Nor should they have been privy to all information, wait for it, because they were not the government.
 
I’m sure you all are as well informed as can be and read what took place on an ISIS offensive. If you’re not, go read! In a nutshell our CF 18’s played a very important part.
 
You want another major gaff? Telling caucus that if they are told something by Butts and Telford to treat it as if it came from him. Well you know what folks, those advisers are not part of the government. If the Prime Minister has something to tell caucus, then get your ass with caucus and tell them. Check the link on previous advisers. I’m not real comfy with policy making coming from advisers if that is indeed the case.
 

LinkedIn Lookup; The Creepy Crawly App

LinkedIn Lookup; The Creepy Crawly App

LinkedIn has managed to creep me out with their new Lookup app. They did a good job of ticking me off previously as I noted in a previous post.

My original thought was to spin this a little different. When I got the email and read through the announcing of LinkedIn Lookup my first response was a creepy kind of disbelieving laughter followed by the; “are you kidding me” kind of laughter.

This is how LinkedIn introduced Sarah and LinkedIn Lookup with pictures.

  • Meet Sarah. When she has a big project with a tight deadline, she starts with LinkedIn Lookup.
  • Using LinkedIn Lookup, she searches for coworkers with the skills she needs to get the job done.
  • Sarah checks their profiles to confirm they’re the right fit, and then contacts them right from the app.
  • LinkedIn Lookup saves Sarah time by connecting her with coworkers who might otherwise be hard to find.

LinkedIn invited me to meet Sarah and I thought it be a good idea if I introduced Sarah to a good friend of mine. I had no idea they’d already met and neither knew that I knew them both, separately. Perfect recipe for disaster huh guys? You can be certain my ears will be burning because you know how women gossip when they get together.

When I introduced Sarah to my friend I said a few other things as well. I can even repeat some of them.

  • You can’t find them in their cubicle and can’t get them with office communications.
  • You’ve tried them at home and even seeing it was work calling didn’t get someone.
  • Do you really think you’ll get a response with LinkedIn’s creep you out app?

This is what my friend had to say about Sarah and I’m hoping with all my heart Sarah doesn’t find out because I wouldn’t want that dear, dear, misguided soul to think I was an unfeeling cad*.

Oh please: ”Meet Sarah…”  Was this written for a 5 year-old?
As Linkedin is utilized by adults, let us use adult-speak:
Sarah has a project.
Sarah doesn’t feel like doing said project.
Sarah realizes that said project has a deadline.
Sarah hears the ticking of the clock wasting away the hours.
Sarah feels the cold hands of Death clawing at her soul (although this has nothing to do with said project; Sarah is neurotic)
Sarah calculates that said project will cause her to miss cocktail hour later that evening.
Sarah does not want to miss cocktail hour later that evening.
Sarah throws a fit over the idea of missing cocktail hour later that evening.
{Interlude- Sarah chips her nail, and goes to manicurist to have it fixed}
Sarah makes a list of lesser co-workers onto whom she can dump said project.
Sarah uses Linkedin Spy App to seek out lesser co-workers.
Sarah does this because she’s a professional.
Linkedin is for professionals.
I am not a professional.
I am not on Linkedin.
But I do like cocktails.
Now Sarah will be able to meet me for cocktails.
The End.

There was one other thing my friend said, “Don’t keep Sarah late; it’s her turn to pay!”

I’m thinking Sarah will be paying large for this projects failure.
I’m thinking my friend is going to be hearing a lot of whining when they meet for cocktails.
I’m thinking there was more whining about the chipped nail than the missing minions.
I’m thinking my friend wasn’t really surprised when Sarah didn’t see the underlings as co-workers
I’m thinking the last pour will be on my friend and it’ll be Sarah in to a cab.
I’m proud of my friend for not leaving Sarah passed out in the lounge’s bathroom.
I hope the cocktail lounge had Sarah’s corporate credit card and my friend didn’t get stuck with the tab.
I’m especially happy my ears weren’t burning so thank you Sarah.

I am not a conspiracy theorist or a paranoid. Let me tell you though, something like another app such as LinkedIn’s Lookup that is designed to track you could get me going to that side of the conspiracy and paranoia fence right quick.

And wouldn’t you know it, as I’m working on this; another request has come in asking me to “participate” in access. This access request, it comes from … Microsoft.

G.R. Hambley – all rights reserved
October 16, 2015

*Cad is not gender specific.

G.D.A.S. 14/10/2015 – F Bomb 1st

General Dumb Ass Shit October 14, 2015

The “F Bomb” appropriate use there of.

Cab drivers. Dropping it on the cab drivers that are honking at you because they want a fare. Normally I just ignore them but today my capacitor reached full load and needed discharging.

Standing at the corner minding my own business and the cab honks at me. I’m standing still and not looking up and down the street like I could be looking for something like, oh a cab. If I am looking for a cab I’m going to see him because, hey I’m looking around for something. Beyond that it is rush hour in the core of the city and if a cab is what I’m looking for and I miss one, there will be another one in oh, maybe a minute.

Today when this cab honked at me I turned, looked directly at the driver and mouthed F…….. OFF. My small directional F Bomb that landed solely on the individual it was intended for was obtrusive to no one else. If my giving that cab driver a direction was obtrusive, tough. Hell what I did wasn’t even close to what the cyclist the dumb ass startled yelled at him.

Cabs all have recording equipment and I think this would make a fine law. When a cab honks at you to get your attention, by law, you must turn and at the top of your voice, drop the F Bomb on the cabbie. If an officer of the law catches the exchange he’ll see the cab and know to have the recording checked. Ahhhhh in a perfect world.

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Had some stuff going back and forth with another writer whom is also a good friend of mine. I relayed to my friend who lives in the United States that I’d heard about a couple of law suits and passed on what those suits were.

Friend agrees there is to much frivolous litigation. Friend appreciates that friends north of the 49th laugh at this dumb ass shit and doesn’t blame them.

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Man hit in the head by 16 pound pine cone suing for 5 million. I went and read the story and there is to my mind validity were the area not signed. Now had it happened in Yellowstone and not San Francisco, yeah no. What’s the point in communing with nature if someone has hung signs all over? But you know what, trees drop stuff, it aint a surprise.

Woman sues nephew for 127K. I’m thinking it’s a shame she didn’t land on her ass. Might of knocked some sense in to her. I’m guessing for the jury, 20 minutes laughing their asses off and 5 minutes to compose a straight face to go back in to court with.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/10/aunt-sues-nephew-for-127000-over-forced-hug.html

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Don’t Put It Back!

Don’t Put It Back!

Damn got a cold.

I got a cold. I got a fair idea where I got it too. I’m thinking I got it courtesy of some individual that picked up the wrong size lid for their coffee and then put the lid back.

Don’t be putting the lid back when you get the wrong one. Don’t be putting extras back if you happen to get a couple or three lids instead of just one. Don’t be putting the lids back on the stack if you’ve dropped a few on the floor.

Stupid and or thoughtless behaviour because what ever crap you have on your hands or that was on the floor is being passed on to someone else.

One of the coffee spots I frequent stands their patio umbrellas right beside one of the racks that holds the lids. The umbrellas do get bumped and the particulate that is on the umbrellas falls on to the lids. Now that’s appetizing!

I go to the second lid down if the rack not by the umbrellas has someone using that station.

I’m thinking I should just take 2 all the time and toss the top 1 of the 2 in the trash.

G.R. Hambley
October 05, 2014

WTF Linkedin?

WTF Linkedin?

I was going to do something different this morning for hear at SPASM. Had every intention on commenting on a whole different kind of dumb ass. The kind of dumb ass that could walk by this and make disdainful insensitive remarks about something I had observed and wrote in Street Theatre – An Unfortunate.

I was on LINKEDIN this morning putting that story up as a posting. I could have run the piece up from WordPress as an update of my own but wanted the story to reach beyond an update.

I as usual when on the site did some other looking at what some of my connections are up to, read a bit and added a few comments.

There is sidebar that shows individuals you may know/wish to connect with. I saw one on the sidebar and had to go look to see if the short blurb about the person was correct. It was and then some.

I have as some of my connections therapists of different disciplines. As much as I joke about not being allowed to play with Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists and some others because I break them, I’m very happy to have these terrific people as connections.

I did a screen capture of a portion of what the individual says about herself in background.
I added some thoughts of my own to the screen capture.

sex-at-linkedin

Persona, mine

Persona, mine

For those of you that have picked me up here from my transitionu blog you know how I conduct myself.

There is a side of me that is best served by separating church and state so to speak. This side is that separation.

I’m freer to say things differently here. Display in a way here that I wouldn’t there. I should have displayed this image on the “About Me” page here on this blog and that has been rectified.

I’ve had the Cool Teddy Bear persona for a long time. It aint ever going away. I’ve been a smart ass for a long time too. That aint ever going away either. Those who know me know that my smart ass comments are not just me taking shots for the sake of taking shots to bug people. The shot comes from something that has struck a chord in me. I do have a comment for everything. Sometimes that comment is, “Thank You”.

I am bear and teddy bear with a little human in me too

tickle the teddy for a larger view

CTB Quotes Page FiniSZFYI, this image is my art, my work, mine.

Juice? I think not!

Juice? I think not!

Coffee spot has “Sparkling Tea Juice” on their menu.

Now

Orange Juice is juice from oranges.
Apple Juice is juice from apples.
Grapefruit Juice is juice from grapefruits.

Therefore

Tea Juice should be juice from teas.

This is not the case,

Coffee Spot needs to stop doing stupid shit.

G.R. Hambley
September 20, 2015

SPASM GDAS #1 – On Street Parking

SPASM GDAS #1

General Dumb Ass Shit No. 1

On Street Parking

Going to start this off with an individual that was looking to park outside one of my coffee spots. The individual parks and gets out and looks to see if they have got the vehicle in between the lines. To be helpful I tell the person when they got out they are not in the spot. This person hasn’t got the vehicle between the lines in any way. The car is to far off the curb along with about 2/3 of the vehicle beyond the marked spot. The person decides to chance it. Buys and places their ticket on the dash and leaves. Thing is, there is no wiggle room for parking enforcement on this parking violation! Why? Because the dumb asses car, and the dumb ass knew it, is parked to close to a FIRE HYDRANT.

The epitome of parking stupidity was one I saw a few days prior to the one above. Dodge SUV parked right beside the hydrant with a payment ticket on the dash. Also on the dash was a handicap permit. Yup, the Dodge couldn’t dodge the ticket and I’m certain owner of the SUV had a small cow when they returned and saw the ticket.

You do these things and you deserve the ticket. Especially the ones with the over inflated sense of entitlement.

Feel free to add to this in the comments if you got a dandy we can all laugh at!

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SPASM #6 – No Bacon!

SPASM #6 – No Bacon!

What kind of freakazoid takes the only thing on the menu with bacon off that menu and doesn’t replace it with something else with bacon? This is just wrong!

Coffee spots I go to are part of a chain. There was a sandwich on the menu that had turkey with 3 strips of peppered bacon and it was my favourite. The sandwich had tomato and cheese too. All of this on a Ciabatta style bun. Damn good sandwich it WAS! I would eat a couple of those sandwiches a week and on the odd occasion, three in a week.

The Turkey with Peppered Bacon seemed to be the most popular sandwich as well. I’d reached the point where if I knew I was going to be at the coffee spot for a while, I’d snag one of those delights and have one of the elves bag it and tag it with my name for later.

Everyone and I mean everyone knows that Bacon is one of the 4 food groups. For those of you that don’t know, the 4 food groups are “Bacon”, “K.D.”, “Chocolate” and “MORE BACON”.

Those 6 to 9 strips of bacon every week were my weekly ration. Now I have to find another place to get my bacon fix. I am so not pleased!

They still have Turkey on the menu. Turkey & Pesto for a warm sandwich. Turkey & Havarti as the cold sandwich. Elf offered to warm up the Turkey & Havarti for me but the bread looked like store bought brownish bread and I wasn’t chancing it.

Fortunately we got the St. Lawrence Market pretty much next door to one coffee spot so on Saturday I’m pretty sure I know where I’ll be getting a sandwich with bacon.

There is one more thing before I close this off. I’m reasonably certain the same freakazoid that killed my favourite sandwich is responsible for the removal of the “White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie” from the menu at the same time.

I don’t know who had to sign off on these changes but when I find out, I’m borrowing my friend’s crystal that turns people in to pickles and that person is gonna be topping for my Cheese Burger in Paradise!

G.R. Hambley, September 12, 2015
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