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I wish we could all just sing and dance and feel happy about life.... I've talked to Koreans, and they really want to unify and live in peace. Unfortunately people with mental problems have the microphone in the northern part of their peninsula. Not sure our country has business doing anything about it, other than to keep the missiles from landing on ME personally here in Seattle.
Maybe that nutty dictator in N. Korea is firing with blanks....
I've been following current events.... clarity continues to be given to this concept of "bully behavior" ..... now it seems a group called "Antifas" (stands for anti Fascism) is threatening again to cause riots in Berkeley if a certain speaker is not allowed to speak. In response, the powers that be at UC Berkeley (supposedly one of the premier universities in California, not cheap to go there either) cancelled the speaker due to safety concerns. While the speaker is not my hero and has put out her own share of annoying commentary, the ACLU is actually backing her right to speak without harassment. No one is forcing students to attend... I don't know what the problem is. First Amendment, duh.
Bullying can be verbal or physical. (here's a pretty good write up https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullying)
In our PC world, we are falling into a trap. Strong Type A, self-assured personalities are NOT bullies. There is a difference. Bullys come in all shapes and sizes, male, female, and most insideously passive aggressive (a good example of this is a spouse refuses to talk until they get what they want, or who claim a spouse hurt them, when in a drunken state, they crashed their head into a wall and gave themselves a concussion) We see it out of certain religious and political groups, especially those with no brains and a lot of weapons.
Bullying is thuggery. We should not put up with it ANYWHERE. On this newsite, in our streets, from hijackers, terrorists, rouge nations. Spirited, rational respectful debates should always be ok. Just whining, screaming and crying until you get your own way, lying, creating crisis where there IS none, attacking people for no visible reason ... they are all the tools of the bully. (Critique is not an attack... it's rational debate)
Bullying and communicating threats is illegal in many places. In the words of some young people I just talked to "If you take their masks off [speaking of the Antifas group] they turn out to be little timid creepy people who don't have their stuff together." The mask empowers them,.
The Internet is a mask. BUT THIS IS IMPORTANT. There are NO masks in the "core" Moody fan base. We all know who each other is. I wear no mask. Those who do.... don't fool yourselves. You are known. So stop the bully behavior, and act like adults. It's gonna continue to blow back on you until you grow up.
It would help if you spelled out what exactly I am doing that is bullying. Seriously. I am dense. I guess that's why there are bullies in the world. Some of us think we're just being funny, and we aren't. OK. I'll try this. I'll only post super-sweet stuff for awhile, but seriously, since I'm the only one posting here besides you, I'm sure it's me that is mean. After all, I'm the only one that gets the Udo detail. My feelings won't be hurt, but I'll be forever grateful if anybody in the fan base could help. I really don't want to be a monster.
Thought I'd mention in passing Rand Paul getting attacked on his front lawn by a neighbor who "lost it"................. you know I have neighbors who make me angry, their dog poos on my lawn or something equally dastardly. I put up with their noisy parties, and with the leaves of their overgrown maples clogging my rain gutters. Their crummy pound puppies bellowing at me when I set foot in my own yard and try to enjoy my landscaping.
But to tackle a guy and break ribs??? That's what's wrong with our world. People go over the top in their disputes. Aggressive negotiations. Can't we all just get along??
They say domestic disputes are some of the worst, police dread going out on these calls. I'm thinking of putting up a second fence, one you can't see through... that way I won't have to put up with any of the nuts!!!! I can just hide in my my house and never go out....
Rand Paul does not seem the kind of guy to put up with an annoying neighbor.
"Be careful," as you would say with the fence. I have a friend who got in a dispute because she put the fence up backward. I've never been in a dispute with a neighbor, but I am the roommate from Hades. I'm the one who unlocks the door too loudly, runs the bathwater too loudly, walks too loudly, has to go to the bathroom right before somebody else needs it, etc., etc., etc. Then, there's the real bad stuff like getting hair dye in the tub that never comes out and trying to break into the house to get my spare car key when I locked the other one in the car.
I'm sure people think I'm a bad neighbor too. The drunks with the bellowing dogs probably think I'm a stuck up because I don't go swill beer with them and scream at the football games on the telly. (I actually like football but not all the time, and drinking is not my idea of fun anymore.... besides there's a bunch of pot bellied dudes all drunk and I'm a single woman.... I've already had a couple of suggestive comments as I walk by.)
Then my neighbors on the other side freak out if I burn. Never mind the whole neighborhood has people who burn in their fireplaces.... Geeze she lives in the WRONG place, this area is COLD in the winter. Fireplaces are nice!
So I too am a bad neighbor.
It IS hard to live near others sometimes.
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