Some Poignancy And Smartass Musings

Considerations by Gary Hambley

Category Archives: Behaviour

Memory’s Rusty Springs

Memory’s Rusty Springs

I was reading through my news feeds this morning when a story came up in my scroll about Globe and Mail columnist Jeffrey Simpson retiring.

I was reading through the comments and one individual stated about Mr. Simpson, “Best columnist the Globe ever had.”.

I responded to the comment that yes Simpson has some good stuff but I was more partial to “Richard Needham”. On the wiki for Richard Needham you’ll find this line, “Despite his cranky print persona, he was a kindly man who enjoyed the company of teenage misfits with intellectual pretensions.“.

I said this as well in my comment, “Some even a year or two shy of their teens. I don’t recall being pretentious but I did have a bit of a full of myself streak preteen.

I can tell you first person personal that Richard Needham was indeed all those things. I can tell you I got to go a few places with Richard. He believed youth should have experiences and adventures rent free. That would be rent free as in free of their parents. When you’re the age I was, you just appreciated being free and didn’t see the genius.

Now at my semi advanced age, I very much see the wisdom of Richard’s view and views. Just like the plants need the sunshine and water to grow, youngsters need adventures to encourage their growth.

I recall being in Kitchener for a book signing and winding up with the worst haircut of my life! That one in Kitchener is still the worst ever and this includes a haircut from a few years ago where I got left looking like a muffin head! I really could of done without those two misadventures!

There were chaperones. I recall two very sweet university girls while being on adventure in Montreal. The girls on the trip bunked with the Chaperones while the 6 boys had their own big room.

You know how this is gonna go right?

I learned a couple things in Montreal I forgot I’d learned and no I’m not telling you what they were. I recall meeting Richard the next morning at the Radio Station where an interview with him and his entourage was taking place. I do recall Richard looking at the boys who’d been out the night before, smiling and shaking his head because it was him they called. Relax, it only involved Montreal’s Subway Security and not police.

In my search I found some quotes by Richard. One of them is in the moment poignant with a Canada Post strike looming on the horizon, “The ghastly thing about postal strikes is that after they are over, the service returns to normal.“.

Richard wrote some books, wrote some columns, did some speaking, all on how he saw things. A real decent guy too. You gotta like and admire all that!

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As I head off in to the sunshine to do a little observing of my own that may or my not get written, I wonder what Richard would think of me now.

G.R. Hambley – July 03, 2016
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It’s A Duck!

It’s a Duck!

I don’t care how you choose to see something for yourself. I do care that when brought to light the choices aren’t sugar coated. I do care that an action is appropriately and correctly called what it is.

Going through my news feeds and I see a story on, The Toronto Star, “Some university students seeking sugar daddy”.

This is the comment I made, “Tell me how this isn’t prostitution? Sexual favours for money. The woman is a hooker, period end of story”. I read the story after I made my comment and reading the story confirmed exactly what I thought and said!

Here is a paragraph from the story, “Now, almost three years and several sugar daddies later, Kashani is set to graduate from Villanova University free and clear, while some of her peers are burdened with six-digit debts”.

The story does note that the same arrangement can be had by men at, “Sugar Mamma” sites. I’m thinking if we call them “Cougars with blingefits” we’re on to something! Let’s be real here, how many under 40 got the coin to make it happen?

Some of the posted comments I saw by women flabbergasted me. Comments that condoned the “Sugar Daddy” agreement.

I truly wonder what these women would say if it was their father, or brother, or son, or significant other who did such a thing and/or got busted for availing himself of a prostitute. What the money is used for by the individual receiving the cash is irrelevant. Can’t you just imagine the conversations?

Let me see if I can make up a short conversation up for you using the premise that “Male Helper” has arrived home after being arrested and “Sanctimonious Female” who had condoned the “Sugar Daddy” behaviour by women knows. I am presuming of course that those two people are talking to each other and the guy was allowed in to his own house.

Male Helper: I was just helping a poor unfortunate girl with tuition fees.
Sanctimonious Female: You went out and got a hooker!
Male Helper: No! I was helping and I distinctly remember you saying you understood those poor girls need.
Sanctimonious Female: You went out and got a hooker!
Male Helper: I remember you saying you didn’t see anything wrong if both people agreed.
Sanctimonious Female: YOU WENT OUT AND GOT A HOOKER!
Male Helper: I did no such thing she’s a student in a cash crunch.
Sanctimonious Female: YOU WENT OUT AND GOT A HOOKER!
Male Helper: Hypocrite.
Sanctimonious Female: Don’t yell at me I’m sensitive.

Sure that exchange is a semi ridiculous argument. Arguing that the woman in the Star story isn’t a hooker is completely ridiculous.

Someone tell me what should be done if the woman reneges on the agreement?

If a man decides to just take what he believes he’s entitled to because he’s paid the woman for it is he guilty of a crime? We got a whole new set of circumstances with repercussion now don’t we?

If a man is paying for the apartment and it is in his name he’s rightfully entitled to have his guest removed if that guest won’t remove themselves. Is the woman going to walk in to a court or tell police there is a sexual agreement in place that allows her to live at said apartment?

In the story it is said the guys paying this woman were more like friends. If that’s the rationalization or justification she wants to make to better cope with what she’s doing, so be it. I can appreciate and fully understand friends with benefits. I also know that money isn’t exchanged between friends with benefits.

Some of the comments I saw by men stated they knew of women who were living the “Sugar Daddy Life” to maintain a standard of living and seeing a “Boy Friend” too. Frankly I see prostitute and client. A couple comments touched on guys who found out what their supposed “Girl Friend” was doing.

So many questions requiring so many answers and not a damn one of those answers good.

Very simply, if it walks like a duck, talks like a duck and flies united like a duck, it’s a duck! Call it what it is. You can figure out exactly what kind of duck later.

Fly United Sketch

Now if this duck eats some other duck’s bread stick because the duck is starving, I’d be empathetic and want to help that duck. If said duck goes after the bread stick because it wants a two story nest, I aint in the least empathetic.

Before I close this off a couple of things for the women.

First, girls lemme tell you, there is something worse a man can call a woman than the “C” word.

Second thing and it is a truth, “Bros before Ho’s”. If you have availed yourself of a Sugar Daddy and a guy ever finds out, he will tell his Bro. When that happens, those two words that are beyond the “C” word will come out.

And women thought guys weren’t sensitive!
That would also be D U C T tape not D U C K!

Seat Note

G.R. Hambley ©
May 30, 2016

Justin Trudeau Will Never Be Ready

Justin Trudeau is emotionally controlling and emotionally controlled and he can not shake it! He doesn’t even try.

Justin Trudeau has not performed to expectations let alone above expectations.

Recognizing and giving credence to what someone was exposed to during formative years is not bashing! Hiding those experiences and refusing to consider them in behaviour is short sighted and unfair.

Trudeau had a couple fine examples of dysfunction to learn from at formative stages. Having your family life spread across the nations news papers must have been a just wonderfully wholesome experience.

Justin Trudeau is a manipulator. He goes from the emotionally controlling passive/aggressive of “Everyone should be a Feminist” to outright grandstanding aggression in the House.

Sun Cov May19-16

It is the duty of the Speaker to instill order in the House with the assistance of the Sargent at Arms if called on by the Speaker. Trudeau knows this! Trudeau did not call on the Speaker to restore order and took it as his divine right to do so himself. Trudeau never should have been anywhere near the line to cross it and he damn well knows that too!

This guy loves to lay on the guilt trip. He conducts himself as if on a mission of divine right. I don’t doubt for a second Trudeau believes he knows better about anything and everything than anyone else does. Not hard to figure out where he learned that wrong behaviour.

I go back and forth on Trudeau wanting to be loved and wanting to be an elitist King. Again, not hard to figure out where these mindsets comes from.

Bottom line, Justin Trudeau is nothing but an actor who flounders when he gets off script. He isn’t quick and he isn’t smart. He’s the PET of Gerald Butts and has been for a long time. You go have a look at what Trudeau allows Butts & Telford to do with caucus.

I posted A Perturbed Canadian’s Parody on April 27. Use the links, one goes to a G&M story on Trudeau’s “Emotional Complexity” and decide for yourself on Trudeau 2.0, honestly.

My “Parody” was written well before Trudeau’s antics in the House.

Justin Trudeau, he’ll never be ready.

G.R. Hambley – all rights reserved
May 20, 2016

 

Secular or Religious; Read Multiple Sources

Secular or Religious; Read Multiple Sources

Lets begin with The Toronto Star is a Liberal propaganda page. In all fairness right?

I swear the Star only takes the odd shot at Prime Minister Feminist so the Star can say they are presenting all sides when they really don’t.

This is the story that ran in, “The Toronto Star” on April 19, 2016. The link opens in a new tab. Canada’s news media are contributing to mistrust of Muslims

John Honderich and John Cruickshank like to have their publication tell people how they should think and feel. This makes John Honderich and John Cruickshank emotionally controlling. Trying to exert Emotional Control is wrong on so many levels! If they didn’t like it, it wouldn’t be happening.

Former Toronto Star Columnist “Haroon Siddiqui” calling Post Media “Black”. Gee this makes me think of a few questions? “Do you want the Columnist job back” is one. Throw a few shots in at rivals and you are looking good!

No where in the story does “Siddiqui” address the factors impacting the Non-Muslim. He wants those that are not of the Muslim faith to, “Don’t find excuses to attribute crimes by Muslims to their religion. Use the same standard for them as for other people.”

No where in the story does Siddiqui show empathy or understanding for anyone but Muslims. You want it you gotta give it, and he doesn’t.

In the story it says a tiny minority, a few dozen in Canada wear the niqab. I live in the core of Toronto, I’m not buying the statement of a few dozen nation wide. I am not buying the statement made by the writer of the story. What I see when I extrapolate and add in probability theory makes me believe different.

Hey if you wanna seal yourself for whatever reasoning suits you, I really don’t care. In the winter, to my mind, makes damn good sense! So this isn’t a year round issue cuz we not of Islam do the same thing when we venture outside in winter.

I do care about the ability to identify people that have committed a crime. Come on folks, we can’t be chopping off a hand from everybody we can’t identify just to be sure the perpetrator is punished now can we.

Islam is a Theocracy. I’m reasonably certain if certain Christian Fundamentalists could get away with it they’d want a Theocratic society as well. The Islamic Republic of Iran is an example of the Theocracy. Saudi is an Absolute Monarchy and not a Theocracy. North Korea is an Autocracy.

I get it that it isn’t all Muslims. Just like it wasn’t all Germans, Japanese or Russians. I get it.

I also get that there are Muslims fighting against those that want the world turned in to their Theocratic way. I thank you for the job you are doing against that oppression!

What is the difference with Islam? The difference is that Islam is not a country. There are no easily recognizable borders. For some the niqab or the head scarf stand as the uniform, the border between us and them. Not a surprise and not a secret. And yes, not right.

The story notes there many kinds of Muslims. Fair enough there are many kinds of Christians too.

Lets define what it is that has many wondering, thinking possibly, or flat out believing any and every Muslim is, if not active wants the world as an Islamic Theocracy.

These are all things a goodly number of people that are not Muslim know and the things we know are of legitimate concern to those that like their heads just where they are.

Something else we infidels wonder is this, “why would a Muslim care”? No matter how it goes the Muslim will be here. If anyone can lay a bigot tag on that thought with what is going on in the world then I have to believe you’re looking to be controlling and shut people up.

If you are Muslim and cannot empathize with the “why would a Muslim care” statement then you either just don’t care because you’re good either way, or you want that Theocracy.

Education, “The Taqiyya”. That document makes it permissible with the expectation to lie. Apparently Islam allows no civilians either. If you are aware of these things how can you not question?

Non Muslims see a well documented ideological plan that has been around for about 1500 years. They see that ideological plan being enacted.

The plan has both hard and soft tactics. The attempt to gain Sharia Law for divorce here in Ontario that was quashed a soft tactic. There are 2 cases, one in Ontario and one in The Philippines where those convicted of terror are appealing because they were not tried under the law of the Quran also soft tactics.

Changes in Law, both are tactics to establish a foothold for that Ideological Theocratic Society in other places around the world.

Secular and religious alike, go read about these 4 things. A real good look at the ideology that is driving these perfectly sensible attacks around the world.

The Verses Of Violence.
The Taqiyya
That Zakat can fund Jihad.
Taharrush

My personal position is that all the religious books are manmade and not heaven sent.

Take a look at how the book of Islam was contrived by one person to instill order, fear, allowable atrocities and genocide.

http://www.harvardhouse.com/quran_purity.htm

And then there is the religion of peace’s killing. The Christian killings are there too.

http://markhumphrys.com/islam.killings.html

We of no faith and those of “Other Faiths” are cognizant of those things. The plan is there to be viewed by any who care to take the time.

I have never seen a Muslim show that understanding and I should have. I trust everyone got that when I said, “I haven’t seen it”. Muslims give it voice and recognition. Let those not of Muslim faith know you understand and care about the concerns.

Y’all gotta read. The information is there to be had if you look to multiple sources and read.

I’ll say it again. I know it isn’t every Muslim involved in that ages old plan. To some though, it seems that there are those of the Muslim faith aren’t doing nearly enough to help.

I’m tired of the emotionally controlling trying to shut people down to serve their own agenda.

Honest and open and understanding dialogue to lead us to an honest and open and understanding world that has freedom of religion and freedom from religion!

G.R. Hambley ©
April 19, 2016
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Prime Minister Feminist

Prime Minister Feminist

I am a proponent of emotional presence and an opponent of emotional control.

The Globe and Mail did a story, “The Emotional Complexities of Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau is emotionally controlling and that is bad!

His mother’s issues I think created a bigoted side to Justin Trudeau which he promotes. He calls himself a “Feminist”. He thinks everyone should be a “Feminst”. What he did sets people at odds. Anyone with any knowledge would know people being at odds would be the result of taking that position.

Feminist has some nasty connotation that angers men and some women. Another word for that nasty connotation is, “FemiNazi“. We are seeing a piece of that Feminist side right here in Toronto by women continuing their advocacy for the 3 women in the Ghomeshi trial. No condemnation for the acts they committed. They’re women and they are to be believed and the man is guilty, period end of story.

Equalists, men and women alike are looking at the whole of that trial and not the Feminist propaganda.

Justin Trudeau is not about equality, merit and excellence or he would have taken that position. I took that position previously and it has reached a place within me of being etched in stone!

Justin Trudeau is also being compared to his father on “Not” fighting for this country. Justin Trudeau has refused to recant that he knows the root cause of terror when the facts are there that disprove his supposed knowledge. I’m still looking for someone to logically explain how removing your assets from the fight doesn’t assist the enemy.

There are two people I’ve now named as the Prime Minister’s surrogate Mommy and Daddy, Katie Telford and Gerald Butts. I also refer to those two as pilot fish. These two pilot fish swam over from Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. Doesn’t that just fill those of you who know the damage Kathleen Wynne has done with foreboding!

Trudeau 2.0 lets Mommy and Daddy speak to caucus as if it were he himself speaking. As the state of affairs currently is, I’m thinking Junior must be busy converting people to Feminism or pandering for the job as head of the United Nations.

Emotional Complexities, we all have them and the vast majority of us don’t expect and demand that others be and take on the dysfunction that we are. Add selfish and delusional to the list of Justin Trudeau’s, “Emotional Complexities”.

G.R. Hambley ©
April 1, 2016

 

Inflated Entitlement #1

Inflated Entitlement #1

SCENE:
In one of my 4 favourite coffee spots.

I go to get more coffee and when I get back to my table there be a chicky at the next table.

I look at my computer and I can see the display is dimmed.

I look over to the plug and Chicky is holding my plug in her hand.

Chicky says she just needs to charge her phone.

I tell Chicky she has to plug me back in.

Chicky says but I need, and I’m just staring at Chicky with a blank face.

Chicky looks at me like I’m being mean.

Chicky says I can plug in over there.

I tell Chicky there is no outlet there or I’d already be in one closer to me.

Chicky plugs my cord back in.

Chicky sits for a minute looking forlorn wondering how someone could be so mean to her, a good looking Chicky, then leaves.

What Chicky doesn’t know is that I have a power bar.
Had Chicky not exercised her over inflated sense of entitlement and asked me if she could plug in as she needed a charge, I’d of helped her out.
How far did the entitlement extend?
Chicky didn’t come here to be a patron, just came in to coffee spot to charge her phone.

Happy New Year Old Everyone!

G.R. Hambley – January 02, 2016
all rights reserved … yeah, I am entitled … hehehe

Komrad America

Komrad America

I was poking around on LinkedIn this morning and saw a post that I just had to share with, “Good Friend” who is American. I bounce many things off “Good Friend”.

What I said to my friend. You can click on the image from the posting to better read it.

I recall the Cold War and not just from books and television. The United States of America had air bases in Canada high in the arctic. Had to keep an eye on them commies don’t you know. It was good for Canada cuz who knew what them red devils would do and if it ever started up! A goodly number of missiles would of went right over top of Canada for U.S. delivery.

I said a number of years ago give them time, the USSR is a young nation they’ll come towards freedoms and capitalism. I also said around the turn of the century that America’s freedoms are eroding and they are turning in someways to communist thinking to curtail liberties. This lessening has also taken place because of what I see is a lack of tolerance and respect.

In 20 Years

This is the question I posed to, “Good Friend”.

So in twenty years is Canada going to need Russian air bases to keep the Americans away from taking over those radical free thinking Canadians on the American doorstep?

G.R. Hambley – all rights and lefts reserved
December 28, 2015

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
Stupid Shit 02
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.
 

Privacy Or Lack Of , Anyone Surprised?

Privacy Or Lack Of, Anyone Surprised?

About a week ago I saw one of those FB Quiz listings and the quiz would tell me what words I’ve used most on FB.

It is about words and has a natural appeal to me. I clicked in and the new tab opens to the pretty much usual log on with FB and what FB data you have that you’ll be allowing the app to access.

I have my parameters set pretty tight and I really don’t care if anyone knows my name and what city I live in. Hell I promote those things myself with my online presence. I have two WordPress sites. This one for my more personal commentary on things I find that I feel belong separate from my poetry, art and coaching. Someone or entity wants to promote those sites for me, hey thanks!

My settings are tight and where I go, not many if any come with me. You take me with you on your internet excursions and those looking to follow you back and in to others aren’t going to have a lot of success with me.

With what this app does, it should be self evident as to what it is going to search to build the word list it returns.

The app ran it’s query and returned a blank. I screen captured the return and had a little fun with a friend who is also a teacher. We’d had an exchange about playing a word game. I sent my friend the screen capture and friend responded, “I can’t see them”.

I said, “That’s the point … there aren’t any to see … it returned none”. Friend got a kick out of that and me saying even FB won’t play word games with me.

You can see the screen shot and the bad sentence the app returns as well. The arrow and words in red are my addition to the screen capture. No I didn’t share it on FB.

Stupefied

Today I saw a story on this app in the Toronto Star stating the quiz is a privacy nightmare. This is the headline, “Don’t take quiz that’s a ‘privacy nightmare, tech writer warns”. The piece is a good one and well worth the few minutes of your time to read it.

The entity the story notes has a number of quiz topics and I know this because I went and searched on the named entity. If you care to search out more on the entity you’ll find there name in the story.

Take the time to delve in to your settings on any social media sight and understand exactly what you are making allowable.

Bottom line is this, when you allow access you are not just giving up yourself which should be more than enough consideration, you could also be giving up access to others.

One more thing before I close this off. This is a social media site and I’d be pleased and thankful if you share it around! You can also find me at transitionu.

G.R. Hambley – all rights reserved
November 25, 2015.

Behavioural Science 101

Behavioural Science 101

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Sperm Snake

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Wine

Video 1

Please click the link for video viewing if required.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=156513940049

Solve the equation