Thank you Ted for bringing those values to the forefront.My Grandfather was born in Canada, too. He moved to the United Staes from Quebec and became a New York police officer. Unlike you, he embodied New York values by giving up his life in the line of duty. Ted, I hate to say it, but you are dispecable!
I went to Wharton. Did you? It's the greatest, most stupendous business school in the world! Eat my shorts, Harvard.
Come on Joe, what do you know? "Sometimes you have to get a little wild." - Donald Trump - "The Art Of The Deal"
If you asked me 2 months ago that there was even a chance that Donald Trump could become President, I would have said, "fuhgeddaboudit, you're smoking crack." Then after a year of not reading him, by chance, I became reacquainted withScott Adams.
To boot, or reboot, that is the question: Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune, Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles, And by opposing end them: to die, to sleep No more; and by a sleep, to say we end The Heart-ache, and the thousand Natural shocks That Flesh is heir to? 'Tis a consummation Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep, To sleep, perchance to Dream; aye, there's the rub, For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause. There's the respect That makes Calamity of so long life: For who would bear the Whips and Scorns of time, The Oppressor's wrong, the proud man's Contumely, [F: poor] The pangs of despised Love, the Law’s delay, [F: disprized] The insolence of Office, and the Spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his Quietus make With a bare Bodkin? Who would Fardels bear, [F: these Fardels] To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscovered Country, from whose bourn No Traveller returns, Puzzles the will, And makes us rather bear those ills we have, Than fly to others that we know not of. Thus Conscience does make Cowards of us all, And thus the Native hue of Resolution Is sicklied o'er, with the pale cast of Thought, And enterprises of great pitch and moment, [F: pith] With this regard their Currents turn awry, [F: away] And lose the name of Action. Soft you now, The fair Ophelia? Nymph, in thy Orisons Be all my sins remembered
"Everyone has his or her definition of what it means to be alive. For some, it's waking up in a big city, going to work, watching a soap opera, going to sleep... repeat, day after day. For me, that is the definition of being alive, not feeling alive. I demand more from life, I need to feel alive; and nothing makes me feel more alive than surfing. I have structured my life and sacrificed greatly in order to build my life around surfing. I don't believe in destiny, I believe that anyone, anywhere, has the ability to create the life they want to live. If I can do it, you can do it. So get out there and start living the life you want!"
In America...back when America was 'merica, they always used to show a cartoon (animation for you kids with snot running out of your nose) before the motion picture. For your pleasure, Steamboat Willie.
Let's give thanks, and go over some basics before gorging ourselves, drinking too much, and falling asleep while listening to enthralling monologues by one of our long lost cousins three times removed.
It's not a TV show, it's reality. I don't know about you, but I'm sick and tired of mind numbed zombies walking down sidewalks staring at their cellphones without regard to their surroundings. Mind you, it could be a way nature determines the survival of the fittest.
Unauthorized Absence (UA) or Absence Without Leave (AWOL) is one of the most common offenses under the UCMJ. Military prosecutors charge this misconduct under UCMJ Article 86.
Article 86 provides:
Any member of the armed forces who, without authority:
(1) fails to go to his appointed place of duty at the time prescribed;
(2) goes from that place; or
(3) absents himself or remains absent from his unit, organization, or place of duty at which he is required to be at the time prescribed; shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
Various factual circumstances can aggravate an unauthorized absence and make it more serious. Common aggravating factors include: remaining absent for a lengthy period of time; abandoning watch or guard; being absent with intent to avoid maneuvers, field exercises, or deployment (also charged under UCMJ Article 87 – Missing Movement); and having the absence terminated by apprehension by law enforcement authorities.
Almost always, the best course of action for a member in an unauthorized absence status is to return to military authority voluntarily for resolution of the situation. A member should not destroy or discard his or her uniforms or identification card. Such actions can provide the foundation for the more serious charge of Desertion under UCMJ Article 85.
Most unauthorized absence cases are resolved administratively. However, a command always has the option of resolving more aggravated cases at court-martial. Many unauthorized absence cases have important extenuating and mitigating circumstances. When presented properly, such circumstances can reduce punishment or lead to a better characterization of discharge in the event of administrative discharge.
Sometimes you just forget about blogging and follow other pursuits.