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WHAT THE FUCK WERE YOU THINKING?

This is a site that I would like to engage with other people to discuss behavior that seems absurdly stupid , when later view by others that were not involved in the actual events that previously occurred, or the later results of some actions that one should been possible to expect the outcome to be tragic, comic, funny or disastrous.

It may be good that we become aware of past events, that would have been better to avoid altogether. Some say that hindsight is 20/20, but it may be easier said than done. Some may not think that what happens to others may not happen to them. I prefer to think that all of us have a equal chance to be a victim of undesirable events. The end results vary greatly but we probably will agree that would been better if we took a “pass” on the event.

I ask that you either give a link to where the event may be seen with additional details or give a brief description of the event. I would like to have people comment on their perception of the conditions that led to the event and if they have any personal perspective of something similar. Hopefully the occurrence was not tragic enough and we can have a laugh and learn from it. It would it be sad if the outcome was tragic, but we may all take something and hope to avoid duplicating the mishap.

Be aware of where you going and hope to stay safe.



Immigration or not?

No question that this is a topic that brings lots of controversy with it. I would like to get intelligent opinions about this matter with the intent of getting to a reasonable, workable, beneficial to as many as possible, solution to a issue that must be addressed. This matter can’t go on being ignored or making believe that it doesn’t exist.

The actual number of illegal immigrants, as far as I know, can’t be precisely stated. How many are there, who knows, but there is an aspect that can’t be denied, there are lots of them. Another aspect is that if they weren’t needed, desired, used or abused there wouldn’t be that many. Without any doubt they are an essential part of the larger picture. There is no denying that the demand for these illegal immigrants exists, existed and for the foreseeable future it will continue to exist. As PC incorrectly as possible, I will state the following” These are the current slaves. Slavery existed in the form of color of one’s skin, it was easier to detect. Nowadays the subtlety, of slavery is harder to detect. These illegal immigrants, are “economically enslaved”, the reasons for it may differ, but they are less than a “fair deal” for what they are delivering ( Yes, there are some that are milking the system – nothing is 100% either way)

Despite the less than “fair deals” that they are getting, millions ??? of human beings have chosen to stay within our borders however they seem to be in the twilight zone, everything and nothing seems real. What to expect?? Our current President has painted most with a single brush and some liberals think illegal immigrants are entitled to more than our citizens. Where does a fair and equitable solution lies?

The reason that people decide to come here is because of the perception of some orderly society. (I didn’t say perfect) Their chaotic countries permit very undesirable conditions to exist and whether for actual lack of a safe environment or sheer possibilities of poor earnings, they come.

We now have an issue that must be dealt with. I would like to present a plan that I think may help the situation for everyone.

All the illegal immigrants should be required to register and be given a 2 to 3 year period to remain in the country. Unless, you have a history of violent crime and large drug conviction. One must submit a application for change of legal status in the country, along with a fee ( there has be a fee, this is the blood of government) Upon a preliminary back ground check one should be able to apply for a driver’s license, get an TI ( temporally illegal )SS number. This SS number should serve most of the functions of the regular SS number. The same safeguards that applies to everyone else should apply to one that has passed the initial check ( end exploitation of undocumented workers, remember my P Incorrectly position, these are the current slaves in the eye of some)

These individuals once registered, would have to provide income documentation,( if you here to do legal work, show us the evidence. A fine for breaking the law has to be paid, ( what are the ones that have to wait for legal entry, idiots? Just as good as FedEx, you want priority you have to pay for it). This is a fine that would go on for a period of years and based on the federal personal income tax returns. If one are just scraping a living, one shouldn’t pay as much as someone that is earning a good living. Let’s not forget the businesses that benefited from all the illegal immigrants. Get those business in a payment plan too. We don’t want to break anybody, just pay a cut of the proceeds. ( after all, the government, the mob, the church, the unions, the clubs, everybody wants a little piece of your hide. If you want to play, got to pay. Sorry that is just the way the system is)

Upon completing 5 years from the date of receiving the “Change of Status” permit and having a crime free life, for the period, one may apply for a citizenship.

Sorry for all the “bad” guys, or the ones that have come here to milk the system. indeed we want you out of the country. The only reason that this country remains viable is because a vague picture of a “nice place” exists. Even the ” bad boys” from other nations, trust our system because of the apparent stability. ( that’s another topic for another day- Nothing is perfect and and life is not what you want but what you can get).

Plucking people out of other countries, to me, is like someone else did all the work up to the time of harvest and someone else collects the benefit. It depletes the labor pool in some cases, but if one chooses or is forced to leave, well that is the outcome.

For the ones that think the current policy is wrong ( and indeed it is wrong in many aspects) I would like to ask what is the right number of immigrants per year that we should let in ( in is not being debated, just how many) 1,000, 10,000, 100,000, 1,000,000, 10,000,000? We can’t have an open door policy that would end up sinking the country. People has to get together work out a viable solution and an efficient control process ( As I recall one of the terrorist of the Twin Towers got some kind of renewed stay after the event. Hello!!!!!). There is also people that just want to come to this country for the economic opportunity and go back. That should be an available alternative too, come do the work and go back, seasonal maybe?

We need an efficient system that works and deals with real life scenarios, end with all the political party crap. It should work for the US and the workers and eliminate as much as possible the smuggling industry ( that is a human tragedy) that preys on desperate people that want to come in. I have a hard time understanding that we are not capable of finding a solution that works and works fast. All the damn data can be retrieved in minutes. Maybe it is time to apply AI to this process and start to get results.

Please, add intelligent comments, that can create a solution. Maybe we can work out a plan, that may be brought to some politicians and have this dilemma resolved. I have neither party affiliation, nor political contacts, if someone does and think this is worth a try, please do it. I think it is up to us to improve the country, politicians are stuck on a power game to benefit themselves and their parties. I think that we are tired of the blaming game and political system. It is up to us to change it. Take your time to see who is the best candidate for you, and go out and vote.

Interaction with the Powers

I’m writing this based on some of my interactions with politicians and bureaucrats. I find it rather odd how we delegate others to have complete control over our lives and yet how do we hold these individuals accountable for their actions?

This piece is being written without trying to be politically correct and not trying to offend anyone, if you feel offended, go somewhere else.

Just about every interaction that we enter comes with a condition that we will have to follow every federal, state, county and municipal laws, statutes, rules and ordinances. Realistically who the hell knows all the applicable conditions that needs to be followed? It is a given that needs not to be debated – Some form of government has to exist – .

We can’t have a system of gangs, groups or tribes, even though, it seems, our government appears to be having more and more signs that it is going down this undesirable path.

There are some conditions that I would like to bring forth in relations with the persons that are running these operations.

01- There is no pool of “pure lily white righteous” that our politicians/bureaucrats (P?B) come from. ( you may insert any definition that you want to define the “best fit” individuals “run” the system that we must interact with).

02- I’m not sure what it takes to become elected. I never ran for anything that requires an election and I’m reluctant to tell anyone what is best for them. I can probably tell one what , in my opinion and with what I know what may be the best path to someone’s chosen destination. Final destination is entirely one’s choice along with all the rewards or misery. My saying” You have the greatest idea in the world, but don’t ask me to participate in it or contribute to it” I once was told that to become a politician, a good quality is ” The gift of gab” . I suppose being a good story teller wouldn’t hurt.

03- Bureaucrats aren’t necessary judged by job performance. Once I read something that initially I didn’t quite get it ” Public servants get promoted until they reach their level of incompetence” After I learned this I started to look around and found that it wasn’t as far fetched as I initially believed.

04- “To a man that only has a hammer, everything looks like a nail” Legislator only have the power to legislate. Where do they get the wisdom to legislate everything? I was involved in the private business sector and to run a small and only business at optimum level or anywhere near that level, is a very difficult and time consuming event. How the hell do politicians can possibly regulate thousand of different businesses? I would like to see how well could a politician do if they had to actually live of the proceeds from a single “hotdog” cart. Actually select the location and product mix that the operation would need to be “viable”. I think it would be an eye opener for these guys that only deal in the theoretical ” dimension” of everyday life. Legislators suffer from “Legislative diarrhea” . They pass law but it may be called something else. It may be time for the “ERASER” party to be created. Some of the legislation ought to be scrutinized, and certainly “ONE SIZE” doesn’t fit all. Bad legislation must be addressed and improved. I see law as “whatever the political majority can get away with, at that moment”. Just because it is the “law” doesn’t make it right.

05- Nowadays there are so many regulations with so many pre-requisites for one to open a business, not to mention the fees that are charged.How about if we created a set of regulations and pre-requisites for the one that want to become politicians and in turn to run our lives as legislated by their infinite wisdom? What should be “real world” qualifications for one to become a candidate for public office?

06- Governments are to a large extent self regulated monopolies, with the “tilt” heavily in their favor. I have a concept ” RECIQUITY” it is a mix of reciprocity and equity. I really think that ” having a dog in the fight and skin in the game” drastically changes one’s perspective. If you are playing with someone’s else money the care standards may not be as careful if it was your hard earned money. If one is not “really adversely affected” by one’s own action, it is time to apply some “RECIQUITY” to the event. Federal Government recent “shutdown” , how about if the legislators actually had to forgo all of their earnings from the government as long as the “shutdown” lasted. Would there be a motivation for legislators to work out some agreement sooner than later? What do you think? After all they are the ones that brought this situation.

07- I find rather irritating as one tries to get a ” permit” or a “license”. As I go from one department to another and sometimes from different levels of government, it seems that I have entered another country and they speak another language. Why are we burdened with compliance to all applicable rules and yet there is no such a thing as a yearly index of how much easier has government worked to make compliance, to their own creation, easier to achieve? Another point would be the “Inflation Index Updater”, government sets fixed threshold markers, as inflation devalues the dollar many more individuals start to trigger the threshold markers and here comes additional compliance to be met, when the stated original intent is no longer being met.

08- The equilibrium has been lost, the scale is heavily tilted and it is up to us to bring it back to proper balance. We have to “VOTE”. I don’t care for which side. Maybe a new side must be created. The “ERASER” party could be the swing vote. These politicians would permit legislation to pass by siding with the party that made more sense. Either democrats or republicans wouldn’t be able to do anything by one party alone. The eraser party should be about 1/3 of the legislative branch and willing to play ball to get things done.

09- A change to the electoral political process must be effected. I propose that a single site should give the political candidate something like 15 to 30 minutes to present their “case”. No need to spend millions on telling a “thousand” different stories to a “thousand” different audiences. The cost for the candidate would be minimal and this, at the same time, would preempt the clout of the big donors and special interests. There is a big catch though, people would have to do some homework. There is no free lunch. Want to get something out, put something in. Additionally the same site would be rating the politician on how is he voting versus campaign promises. Next election may seem like a long time away, but it will come it should be a time for reckoning. Lied to us, the streets will be your next office.

10. The system is far from perfect but it is up to us to make it better. ‘ The absences of those who work, are far more important than the presence of the one that do nothing” If you want the moral right to express your discontent with things as they are, help change them for the better.GET INVOLVE, VOTE FOR THE ONE THAT YOU THINK CAN MAKE THINGS BETTER FOR ALL.