Wednesday, 25 June 2014

08:44 – I was making up chemical bags yesterday when my inventory system failed me. I had one chemical listed as having 80 bottles in stock, but the bin contained only 6 bottles. So, either I removed 74 bottles to build kits and forgot to update the inventory list or I have a large plastic bag somewhere with 74 bottles of that chemical that didn’t make it into the bin. No big deal. If there’s a bag around, it’ll turn up. But I just ran off 120 more labels and will get our stock of that chemical built up again.

Hmmm. Half of Americans don’t want atheist in-laws I don’t blame them. If we had kids, I wouldn’t want them marrying into a family of true religious believers.


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15 Responses to Wednesday, 25 June 2014

  1. Chad says:

    RBT wrote:

    Hmmm. Half of Americans don’t want atheist in-laws I don’t blame them. If we had kids, I wouldn’t want them marrying into a family of true religious believers.

    One part of the article stands out:

    “There’s a stigma for being anti-black, there’s a stigma for being anti-Jewish, there’s a stigma for being anti-gay,” Zuckerman said. “There has never been a stigma for being anti-atheist.”

    That’s totally true. Which is why it is completely socially acceptable to discriminate against someone for being an atheist. It’s also why there are so many closet atheists. This societal stigmatization of atheists is evident in the fact that you tell most people that you’re atheist and then they give you a look like they’re expecting you to burst into flames or be struck by lightening at any moment. They also think they’re going to hell simply by associating with you. It becomes socially easier to just keep your mouth shut about it which just perpetuates attitudes toward atheism.

  2. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    Yep. When Barbara and I got married 30 years ago, as an atheist I was legally prohibited from holding office in North Carolina.

    But I’ve been publicly atheist since I was five years old. In elementary school, I was actually ejected from the Cub Scouts because they demanded I take their religious oath, which I refused to do. Being atheist has never been a real problem for me. For most of my life I’ve hung out mostly with scientists and engineers and other hyper-rational people, the majority of whom are non-believers.

    The way I see it, if 49% of the American public objects to their kids marrying atheists, that means 51% don’t object. I’m fine with that (admittedly small) majority.

  3. MrAtoz says:

    Uh oh! Watch out, Mr. OFD, for the non-compliant Vets list the VA apparently keeps:

    Disabled Air Force veteran and veterans advocate/attorney Benjamin Krause has been raising questions about the system for months and warning his peers. Under the VA policy on “patient record flags” (PRFs), federal bureaucrats can classify vets as “threats” based on assessments of their “difficult,” “annoying” and “non-compliant” behavior.

    More items to add to my list.

  4. MrAtoz says:

    The police are out shooting beloved dogs again. The police hired this moron and probably will give him a pass. Apparently all a cop has to say is “I fear…XXX” and can start blasting. And a missing child gives them permission to walk all over you and your property. How soon before a citizen blasts first as a cop just invades your property.

  5. SteveF says:

    I have an idea. If you’re out and about, minding your own business, and see an armed man dressed in black, it’s reasonable to think he’s some sort of terrorist. Kill him at once! And if he’s got a buzz haircut and is swaggering around like some sort of paramilitary jack-booted thug, he’s probably some sort of racist skinhead. Don’t think twice. Kill him at once!

    After you’ve killed him, might as well take his stuff. No sense letting it go to waste.

  6. SteveF says:

    Hey, what happened to the edit button? Lost in a WordPress upgrade, I imagine.

    Anyway, I’m a retard and left out one part of the above: If you see a man in black, blah blah blah, it’s perfectly natural to feel your life is in danger. Kill him at once!

  7. Lynn McGuire says:

    I have found the new swimming pool that I want:
    http://curbed.com/archives/2012/05/08/heres-a-look-at-the-largest-residential-pool-in-the-world.php

    I love lazy rivers! 750,000 gallons! I’m sure that the maintenance alone is 10X my mortgage. BTW, this is just about 40 miles away from my home.

  8. OFD says:

    I saw that nooz about “non-compliant veterans” earlier today, MrAtoz; I have only seen one vet, a few years ago, who they might have classified as such; poor kid was back from the Suck and all messed up and he was outta meds and having a bitch of a time getting the scrip refilled. He yelled and cried and carried on somewhat, but we got him calmed down eventually. We also kept a former Seal from leaving the building and going home to kill a guy he believed had raped his daughter. Non-compliant, I guess. I had an alcohol withdrawal seizure and almost died on my second day in the program and passed out; clearly non-compliant. I guess from now on we’ll simply be tased, wrestled to the floor, choked, possibly shot, whatever it takes to get some 80-year-old guy with dementia under control. Or 60-year-old OFD when he tries to intervene, which he most definitely will do.

    Hey MrLynn; welcome to the club with the rest of us fringe elements! You too, MrBob and you atheist bastards! We’ll be rooted out; like that mean old senator in “The Outlaw Josey Wales” sez: “Those men *were* decently treated. They were decently fed and then they were decently shot.” Then he tells the Redleg pig he wants him to “currycomb” the landscape for this Josey Wales character. We are all Josey Wales now.

  9. brad says:

    There’s also the need of the evangelical types to convert us. My family is very religious – protestant evangelical, speaking in tongues, the whole schtick. When they found out I wasn’t religious, well, I just had to be saved. This gets tiresome…

    If the police want to search in your back yard, they can always knock on the door. If there’s a dog in the back, and no one home to give them permission, by what right do they enter your property?

    In this case I can see the extenuating circumstances that might justify their entry. However, of course a dog will defend it’s turf. That’s expected behavior. In which case, upon seeing that the dog won’t let him in, the officer could apply his brain: it won’t have let the missing child in either.

  10. OFD says:

    “If there’s a dog in the back, and no one home to give them permission, by what right do they enter your property?”

    Answer: typical cop tactic: pop the back door and then claim it was ajar and they had to enter to ensure that anyone inside was safe.

  11. Lynn McGuire says:

    We are all Josey Wales now.

    Does that mean that I should be carrying four pistols at all times?

    I wonder if there is any chance of us fringe elements becoming the majority? I am seeing many of the demoRATS in the USA Congress start looking over their shoulders at the November election. Many of these traitors think that they are guaranteed their seats like Mr. Cantor. Some surprises may be coming down the way for them. The USA Senate races looks very, very interesting.

  12. OFD says:

    1.) Carry a regular CCW handgun with which you are eminently familiar and can handle even with one hand under conditions of stress and darkness.

    2.) Carry a smaller backup handgun with the same characteristics and preferably the same caliber.

    3.) Elections here in North Murka mean diddly-squat. They’re still playing us for fools.

  13. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    I actually knew a guy who carried three or four pistols. His primary was a .45 ACP Colt Combat Commander in a pancake on his right hip. His secondary was another .45 ACP CCC in a shoulder holster. His tertiary was an I-forget-what in an ankle holster. And his last-ditch spare was a derringer in IIRC .45 ACP.

    He only ever shot one at a time, though. None of that cowboy movie crap shooting one pistol with each hand.

  14. OFD says:

    My reckoning is that if you’re in a situation where you’re blasting away with both hands you’d probably rather have a shotgun or a machine gun. The only guys I know of that can bring that sort of thing off accurately are some cowboy-action shooters and the various competitive and trick shot guys from days of yore. That Jerry Miculek guy or Ed McGivern could probably pull it off.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Miculek

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