Fired For Having Common Sense and Speaking A Truism

Why is it that people can no longer speak simple truths without being fired from their jobs or having society lash out at them?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2883835/If-thug-worthless-society-s-not-race-North-Carolina-fire-investigator-fired-posting-discriminatory-comments-Facebook-Michael-Brown-s-death-Ferguson.html

While it seems to me that the greatest over reaction comes from Liberal leaning individuals, there is enough Conservative angst to make me wonder if there is not a larger secret force in play.

Dish Network “Blocks” Fox News

As in every other aspect of life there are 2 sides to everything. Fox says Dish is “blocking” Fox news. Dish says Fox is trying to add other channels into the negotiation that were not part of the just ended contract, and has blocked Dish’s access to those channels.

Whichever is true, consider this.
IF the Dish explanation is founded in fact, Fox’s position is going to harm America. How? Simple, millions of Americans would not be exposed to the “truth” if they have only the broadcast channels to draw their info from. And, most Americans are to lazy to go looking for the truth. As well, consider this. The advertisers that use Fox to reach their client base are eventually going to place their advertising dollars elsewhere. Dish looses, Fox looses. CNN and MSNBC win.
The great majority of Dish customers are in contracts that they can’t just arbitrarily decide to walk away from because Dish no longer carries one group of channels.
What I find ¬†perhaps most disturbing is that in all of Fox’s rhetoric is that they have no venue to contact THEM so that the viewers can voice their opinion of Fox’s position.
Thus I opine.

Toy Guns?

I have commented in the past on officers shooting “innocents” who had what the officers perceived to be real guns. I will likely always side with law enforcement in situations that call for a micro second decision, whether or not the weapon is later proven to be a toy.

People will say that the officer should have been able to tell the difference between a toy and a real gun. Think so?

If you look closely that is a real shotgun hidden inside a water cannon, the kind that kids all over America use on hot summer days to stay cool.

How cool would it be for the officer who had his guts spread all over the pavement?

There will never be enough time or money to adequately train police to handle every situation correctly. Human beings will always make mistakes, whether they be police officers, misguided youths who think it is cool to break the orange cap off the muzzle of the replica guns to impress their peers, or the people who deliberately try to fool the police.

But it is easier to judge the police than train our children so I expect nothing will change. Now if I can just figure out how to hide a Vulcan cannon in my Hondas bumper I can get to my psych appointment on time.