Bad Parking Can Be a Source of Hilarity as Well as Anger

I live in the violence and litigation loving United States and have a job that would frown on me getting arrested for fighting or damaging someone’s car, so I try to refrain from putting papers on people’s poorly parked vehicles or otherwise calling them out for being assholes, but I love the idea and support others doing it. My wife is crazy enough to do this and has done even crazier things to ass-hats in the past, and I sometimes worry I’ll have to pick her up from a police station or visit her in the hospital because she really got into it with one of the ass-hats.

Here are some of my favorite bad parking notes.

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll add more as I find them. Please feel free to steal these. I stole all of them from other sites, choosing the best version I could find. If you have a new one or a better version of one of these you’d like me to add, please send it my way.

 

Wearable Pulse Oximeter Can Detect and Warn of Impending Opioid Overdose

Students at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have created a wrist oximeter that monitors blood oxygen levels and can warn the wearer and others of an impending opioid overdose. Opioids such as heroin depress the central nervous system, including respiration, and an overdose kills by suppressing respiration to the point that a person’s heart and brain dies from insufficient oxygen. The CMU wrist oximeter continuously monitors oxygen levels and when low blood oxygen is detected, it will warn the wearer and can also send a text message to an emergency contact.

The Harm Reduction Coalition has a set of web pages explaining the principles behind an overdose and how the drug Naloxone (Narcan®) works to quickly reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and prevent death by restoring the central nervous system to normal operation and thereby restoring normal respiration.

For those interested in a more in depth exploration of the effect of heroin on mammals (rats are used in this experiment), I found the study Intravenous Heroin Induces Rapid Brain Hypoxia and Hyperglycemia that Precede Brain Metabolic Response helpful.

It’s worth noting that Naloxone is relatively easy to administer (with training available) and can be purchased without a prescription. This Time article has details on the legality and availability of Naloxone. If you’re around someone who uses opioids, having Naloxone available could save their life.

Trump Supporters Have Low Self-esteem and Want Revenge and Spectacle

Redditor jwords wrote a very insightful comment on this post about a recent Trump atrocity. In it, he provides a concise and reasonable explanation for why Trump won and what motivates his supporters.

 

You can go to Reddit to see the comment/question jwords is responding to, but I’ll paste it in here to make this an easier read.

KidKilobyte: “Just saw this on his twitter feed and got a pit in my stomach. How can his base tolerate such bad timing and bad taste in what he posts? Other than fringe lunatics, what do educated Trump supporters say about his constant stream of garbage. Why does goosing the economy trump (pun intended) good taste and excuse such an unrelenting stream of garbage from his mouth? And as to the “great” economy, seems the deficit is ballooning and this train is headed for a bridge that is out.”

Racist Cops Suspended for Flashing White Power Symbol in Official Photo

Fire these cops. A suspension and loss of a week’s pay is nothing. They’ve proven they’re unfit for public service. Their continued employment is a statement by their superiors that they accept hatred and white supremacy in their ranks. A non-racist government would go back through their cases and look for evidence of police misconduct.

Source:  https://articles.al.com/news/index.ssf/2018/07/jasper_officers_suspended_for.amp

Found on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BB160/status/1041160593313595393

 

The American Civil War Was Fought Over Slavery

The American Civil War Was Fought Over Slavery. To claim otherwise is willful ignorance or malice.

Idiots like this man don’t just harm themselves by their beliefs and behavior.  They perpetuate one of mankind’s greatest evils, the belief that men are unequal in kind and that a greater man may rightfully hold another lesser man in slavery and use him as he sees fit. Refusing to acknowledge the cause of the Civil War and the evil for which the Confederacy fought is refusing to acknowledge that slavery is a great evil, one that was (mostly) destroyed in the Civil War but continues to live in the minds of men like this.

Gentleman who thinks Confederates were the good guys in the Civil War gets epically self-owned

This refusal to confront and accept the reality of slavery and racism and the century spanning harm it has done and continues to do to human beings the world over makes it possible for men like Hitler and Trump to rise to power. These grotesque caricatures of human beings are acceptable only to those so steeped in hatred and denial that they see the most vile examples of humanity as their saviors, simply because those men promise to grant them the power they feel owed by their race and birthplace.

The state documents of secession are available and specifically call out slavery as the reason for secession. Only South Carolina even tries to be fancy about it, but their document too eventually gets to the core issue – slavery.

If you want to read the documents of secession to see for yourself, or use them in an attempt to enlighten someone, the following is a good source:  https://www.battlefields.org/learn/primary-sources/declaration-causes-seceding-states