Latest Craft Project: Valentine’s Key Caps

 

 

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Fat free Valentine’s alternatives for the Now:
Resin “chocolate/candy” key caps.

 


Hand designed “candy” forms crafted around Cherry MX compatible key board buttons.
-no calories
-they will last forever
-a constant reminder of the sweetheart
-no giant sized (and expensive) teddy bears hanging by the dumpster like abandoned freak orphans- by the time the “romance” hits that black wall of doom. Tee and hee.


Updates/upcoming designs can be found here

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Required Reading

In the years to come, an astounding number  of us, worldwide, will be subject- or have loved ones subject- to laws concerning the disabled.

A serious read of this United Nations Convention on the “rights” of disabled people is in order. Don’t you think?

Since the Constitution doesn’t seem to cut it anymore. For us.

Read this first before diving into the rest of the  link.

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Consider it….like setting the mood.

link to what has been decided will be done with our lives by other unelected and flawed human beings

A DYI Video on Binding Off

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With the grandchild arriving early, I looked for a quick refresher on the binding off technique. I needed it for a knitted cover that needed to be brought to a quicker finish.

I found this thorough and easy to understand video by a young woman.

 

What a delight it was to find a modern young lady expert in what some may call a “gender specific” tradition of knitting. I don’t consider it gender specific, however there is such vitriol spewed over what girls “should or should not be” interested in,  that it’s a beautiful relief to witness evidence of confident young women doing as they please-especially in the arts and traditions carried on through the centuries.

Flip Flops and Baggy Pants

Dirty feet of a man wearing flip flops on the old stone floor. Bologna, Italy
Warning; the inserted slideshow of pics could be best described as looking like a sort of pornographic Ad-libs.


 


It didn’t come from some lo grade amateur video or some rogue adolescent site.
It lives in the body of a recently updated federal 2018 Amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States
covering pages 347-348-349-350- and 351. (I wasn’t interested in the “wall/National Emergency” puppet show and decided to scour for recent changes behind the stage.)

There is no excuse at all to have stretched out this so-called “sample” over the course of four to five pages as was done-not unless you were a pre adolescent Beavis and Butthead sort of child. If any of us were to post one eighth of those words in public, how fast do you think the All Mighties wrath would have taken to inform us of our breaking some “sacred TOS”?


 


 


My eyes didn’t exactly sizzle and nor did I utter some squeak of shock. Considering the system at large, it’s been a consistent drag through the mud on all levels.
We’ve got our Online Officers huffing  over how “bad” we are or how “inappropriate” our posts are by banning us like we’re subjects to some arcane and hypocritical order; yet (as I’ve proven earlier) we can write and rave “Kill the old white man” all damned day..and no one says “boo”.
And, obviously, we can have this shameless garbage as well.

(If you can’t enlarge the slideshow, refer above to “Courts Martial” link and the pages specified.)

 

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It’s another example of the embarrassingly juvenile nature overseeing our important documents-a la “CDC Zombie Apocalypse” garbage.

And it’s another example of the soft tyranny we exist under.

Where the authorities and their lackeys jam our cheeks to the coals with one hand, digging their claws into our neck with the other …..straining to make us “act right”.
While in the meantime, with nearly every law of “decency” or “respect” we are intimidated under… there are some grade A gutless wonders chortling over yet another very unnecessary and decrepit example of their freedom to do as they wish. No class, no restraint. no…(once again) common sense. Yet, we’re getting accounts banned and being dogpiled upon and humiliated for every little infraction.

It’s like being a daughter chastised into being prim and proper with smacks and punishments, by a mother who wraps her legs around a stripper pole each night for dollar bills and free drinks. In other words.. massively hypocritical.

The biggest laugh? Immediately following this choice example given of an illegal sexual harassment scenario is a section addressing the punishments for “Obscene” materials (outline in red); for us “little folk” no doubt..the lords and ladies (obviously) may choose to be as obscene and out of hand wherever and whenever they wish in the public documents.
It’s about time these political officials (senators, reps, all of them) just take Casual Friday throughout the entire week. Seriously. It embarrasses me watching them on the screen in their fancy “distinguished” suits. For what? The illusion of “respect”? The illusion of “sophistication”?
Flip fops and baggy pants. That’s the only “uniform” that should apply in this doltish and laissez-faire kingdom of theirs.


photo By Davide Zanin

Unfair Like That

Unrecognizable girls play video game with joystick

Unfair like that
What kind of Unfair do I mean?
When you’re on the field of battle with armor and weapons
modified to the teeth. A couple of cheat codes stashed away for
a couple of peeks. And maybe a sweet and sleek joystick outfitted
with so many shortcut keys that the brain boggles over why
anyone would even try to take you on.
When the one in front of you hasn’t even been playing
for a year yet. Where the skills have no chance of squaring
with best intentions.. no matter how many prayers are prayed
swear words are sworn or how many tears are shed.
And you answer the same question you could
have sworn you answered way too many times already.
When you fail to remember or care this was a game set to co-op.
For teaching and learning. For laughing and bargaining. Seeking. Discovering.
When
the biggest kick you find is visualizing the defeat and frustration
on the face of someone you plan to mercilessly stomp
with their hands tied behind their back..
That’s the kind of Unfair that I meant.


 


photo By igor_kell

written by Ramsy

this One Question

I only have
this one question.
Does the door swing both ways in this “training to detect and find ASD children”, or whatever it’s called….
https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/autism/case-modules/identifying.html


Do we get to investigate and scrutinize each detail of the lives of those who visit our homes and those who call the shots from the office?


 


Do we get to have a summary of their personal drinking habits, who they live with, what they eat? Don’t we have the right to know if  an active schizophrenic could be writing reports concerning what she “sees” while handling our case? Or is that just taking this “I thought you swore that I was an equal too” thing a bit too far?


I mean, if we’re going to play this whole ” continuing to poke noses into people’s personal lives uninvited” thing, shouldn’t we be given the opportunity to evaluate whether these people are qualified to our satisfaction or safe to have around my children?

These folk might have degrees and various slips of paper indicating academic talent, but maybe they too suffer from mental deficiencies that are going undiagnosed; the more elevated their influence, the worse it is.


Just as it’s important to “protect” our society from the “illnesses”…then maybe the same can be said for us, individually.

Maybe we have the same right to investigate the monitors, therapists and doctors whose occupations involve the ferreting out our alleged mental flaws, the reporting of them and the monitoring of them?
Who knows, that’s why I asked
this one question.

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Like, Really

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(just in case the shortcut didn’t take, start at 1:02)

This scene in the Lost Boys movie is one of the more humorous counterpoints

to when The System starts in with that whole

your parents are unfortunate victims of a much more bigoted era” thing.

When they stir up talk of “homophobic fear” and verbal “hate crimes”.
I find it downright ridiculous that it is now my generation’s turn as head

of the Hate table.


I would probably be bold enough (and nuts enough) as to offer to bet my eating every button off of your shirt if you can’t spot more than one genetically male character that does not look at least a shade bit effeminate within any fifteen second segment. Maybe even the entire movie.
Like, seriously.


If you happen to be too young to be familiar with the general styles in media and advertising from the 80s, I will assure you that it was more than one film where our male teen “heart throbs” were gussied up with plenty of eye make-up, girly type hair dos and (lord have mercy..our poor, poor eyes) spandex leggings in which our “hot” rock stars could bounce around in.
Now, The System has the gold plated nerve to choose current parents and grandparents, who came of age within the painfully androgynous  80s, as a prime target to shake an all mighty ten pound finger re:”tolerance” at ?


I took my youngest on a quick video tour of historical 80s videos.

I showed him what girls were encouraged to find “sexy” (throughout the whole of media) with stars like David Bowie, Boy George, Adamant, Duran Duran, Wham….and many more. We shared quite a cross generational chuckle over that, for sure, when I reminded him of how hot and heavy the media is now still branding people as “homophobic”.


It’s not exactly the most legitimate evidence of us being raised with or subject to develop tendencies towards such “intolerant” and “bigoted” viewpoints.
I would suggest that alleged engineers of this alleged socio-political carnival address the obvious flaws. Get their act together a bit more.


Certainly they can spare enough faith to know most of us voluntarily “sign up” for whatever waits for us in the future.

We pretty much follow and do as we’re told for the most part anyway.
A little time taken to revise the silliest errors shouldn’t result in too much loss-if any at all.


For, even though the laws weren’t tied together as tight as they are now and there were two high profile murder cases which shook more Americans awake to the dangers of “turning blind eyes” to gay-centric bullying…to even suggest we have somehow evolved into stone age bigots who need the “patient understanding and guidance” of our children to draw us into the “modern world”..
..looks and is  about as ridiculous as ridiculous comes.
Like, really.


photo By Kit_Viatkins

Too Early to Diagnose

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Obtaining a diagnoses of a mental illness for a baby is like stamping a final grade on a story while it’s still in its roughest draft form. Forming an opinion and damning something for the rest of its existence.
Making judgements and making final decisions on scribbled notes, unpolished sentences and incomplete thought fragments.
Any person with a shred of untainted common sense understands  that rough drafts can and do have their kinks worked out to end up as stories far more refined than their earliest stages.
And any fool knows that you can not judge something based on the earliest working over it goes through.
It would be saying that there are no other times to get things right except for the first and only time they’re worked on and then shipped off to be judged.

It’s ridiculous.
And if that’s the case, then I’m sorry, there’s millions of us who need to give back or remove ourselves from the jobs we hold-based on what miserable and clumsy failures we were on the first days.

Even if we’ve since honed our skills in that job for the passed twenty or so years.

Don’t get me started on personal relationships that start out horrible-by that “logic”, over half of us wouldn’t have any friends at all-if not for time spans and intentional efforts to wait, watch and improve things and/or our own selves.
It also goes a wicked and insane step further in eliminating chances, or motivations, for the writers to even change their thoughts as they write.
It’s inhumane. That’s what it is.


We can throw tantrums over getting chickens out of cages for their “comfort”..but we can’t even give enough thought to the possibility of “things working out” for our own human babies?
Is it really too much of a chore to check the legitimacy of the forces behind the diagnosis campaigns and blatant encouragements to experiment on our children?

 

Is it truly too much to stop this overreaching and pulling aside of our children in schools by “authorities” no more qualified to tell you what’s going on with your child than you are?

Are we seriously that  “OK” with such  blind obedience to  unelected and unchallenged authoritarian entities?

The following link points to a report that is THIRTEEN years old.

After you read it, I want you to think exactly how far this situation has actually progressed since then.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/7498557_Screening_for_Mental_Illness_The_Merger_of_Eugenics_and_the_Drug_Industry

Then, I need us (especially the newest generation of parents who have evolved since that report) to ask whether….

We’re currently thinking with common sense or not .

We  wish to protect our children or not.

There’s been enough damage that’s been done to them, out of our control and without our permissions already, without needing to voluntarily walk them into more.

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/screening.html


photo by Olga

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