Tuesday, July 19, 2016

brexit and more others ??

After Brexit people have been speculating about other countries leaving and what we should call this. The usual suggestions are Grexit, Frexit and Nexit. But there are more imaginative names out there: Nethermind, Departugal, Italeave, Czechout, Oustria, Finish, Latervia and Byegium!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Be warned

Well, there’s also the Amazon customer revews of Veet for Men Hair Removal Gel Creme. The top-rated review is right there at the link, and I do wonder if we’ve entered the world of Playboy letters to the editor, but this one’s still pretty good:
A warning from across the pond…, July 3, 2012
By A. Chappell
This review is from: Veet for Men Hair Removal Gel Creme 200ml (1) (Health and Beauty)
After having been told my danglies looked like an elderly rastafarian I decided to take the plunge and buy some of this as previous shaving attempts had only been mildly succesful and I nearly put my back out trying to reach the more difficult bits. Being a bit of a romantic I thought I would do the deed on the missus’s birthday as a bit of a treat.
I ordered it well in advance and working in the North sea I considerd myself a bit above some of the characters writing the previous reviews and wrote them off as soft office types…oh my fellow sufferers how wrong I was. I waited until the other half was tucked up in bed and after giving some vague hints about a special surprise I went down to the bathroom. Initially all went well and I applied the gel and stood waiting for something to happen.
I didn’t have long to wait. At first there was a gentle warmth which in a matter of seconds was replaced by an intense burning and a feeling I can only describe as like being given a barbed wire wedgie by two people intent on hitting the ceiling with my head. Religion hadn’t featured much in my life until that night but I suddenly became willing to convert to any religion to stop the violent burning around the turd tunnel and what seemed like the destruction of the meat and two veg. Struggling to not bite through my bottom lip I tried to wash the gel of in the sink and only succeeded in blocking the plughole with a mat of hair. Through the haze of tears I struggled out of the bathroom across the hall into the kitchen by this time walking was not really possible and I crawled the final yard to the fridge in the hope of some form of cold relief. I yanked the freezer drawer out and found a tub of ice cream, tore the lid of and positioned it under me.
The relief was fantastic but only temporary as it melted fairly quickly and the fiery stabbing soon returned .Due to the shape of the ice cream tub I hadn’t managed to give the starfish any treatment and I groped around in the drawer for something else as I was sure my vision was going to fail fairly soon.I grabbed a bag of what I later found out was frozen sprouts and tore it open trying to be quiet as I did so.I took a handful of them and tried in vain to clench some between the cheeks of my arse. This was not doing the trick as some of the gel had found it’s way up the chutney channel and it felt like the space shuttle was running it’s engines behind me. This was probably and hopefully the only time in my life I was going to wish there was a gay snowman in the kitchen which should give you some idea of the depths I was willing to sink to in order to ease the pain.
The only solution my pain crazed mind could come up with was to gently ease one of the sprouts where no veg had gone before. unfortunately, alerted by the strange grunts coming from the kitchen the other half chose that moment to come and investigate and was greeted by the sight of me, arse in the air, strawberry ice cream dripping from my bell end pushing a sprout up my arse while muttering…” Ooooh that feels good “. Understandably this was a shock to her and she let out a scream and as I hadn’t heard her come in it caused an involutary spasm of shock in myself which resulted in the sprout being ejected at quite some speed in her direction. I can understand that having a sprout farted against your leg at 11 at night in the kitchen probably wasn’t the special surprise she was expecting and having to explain to the kids the next day what the strange hollow in the ice cream was didn’t improve my status…
So to sum it up Veet removes hair, dignity and self respect…:)
Laughing is a good exercise.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Defining social justice warrior

mikenmild (23,207 comments) says: 

I don’t believe terms like ‘social justice warrior’ or ‘political correctness’ have any accuracy I describing an ideology at all, any more than bland words like liberal or conservative get us very close to describing a coherent set of beliefs.
Zombie muncher is a snarl word, I agree, but is also very useful for a short hand explanation of the miracle of transubstantiation.
Kimbo (6,501 comments) says: 
Um, but those are immediate pejoratives and imposed by others (i.e, hegemonic oppression), whereas “political correctness” and “SJW” were self-descriptions and terms from those who actually initiated developed them as favourable descriptors.

Fletch (8,958 comments) says: 

Social Justice Warriors, the SJWs, the self-appointed thought police who have been running amok throughout the West since the dawn of the politically correct era in the 1990s. Their defining characteristics:
* a philosophy of activism for activism’s sake
* a dedication to rooting out behavior they deem problematic, offensive, or unacceptable in others
* a custom of primarily identifying individuals by their sex, race, and sexual orientation
* a hierarchy of intrinsic morality based on the identity politics of sex, race, and sexual orientation
* a quasi-religious belief in equality, diversity, and the inevitability of progress
* an assumption of bad faith on the part of all non-social justice warriors
* an opinion that motivation matters more than consequences
* a certainty that they are the only true and valid defenders of the oppressed
* a habit of demanding that their opinions be enshrined as social customs and law
* a tendency to possess a left-wing political identity
* a willingness to deny science, history, logic, their past words, or any other aspect of reality that contradicts their current Narrative.
But there is no need to take my word for it when you can simply read how the SJWs describe themselves, in their own words. This is how one proud, self-declared SJW explained what it means to be a social justice warrior.
Being a social justice warrior means taking on a role in this unjust society in which you don’t ask for equality but instead, you demand it—and others see that as the “wrong tone.” People who think they are doing nothing wrong are going to be upset that we are telling them to change. People are not going to think these problems of inequality are significant because they have the privilege of it not affecting them. They will write us off as radical, overdramatic, and insignificant hypocrites. But social justice warriors must not change their “tone” to appease the oppressor. Oppressors must change, not the oppressed. Being an activist for justice—or a “social justice warrior” if they want to call us that—is about standing up to oppressors…The “wrong” tone is our tone. The wrong tone is the social justice warrior’s tone. —“On Being A ‘Social Justice Warrior’”, Austin Bryan, June 10, 2015
Vox Day (2015-08-29T22:00:00+00:00). SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police (Kindle Locations 212-228). Castalia House. Kindle Edition.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

For significantly improving the effectiveness of a business or organization.

w Edwards Deming had a number of points for change.
W. Edwards Deming offered 14 key principles for management to follow for significantly improving the effectiveness of a business or organization. Many of the principles are philosophical. Others are more programmatic. All are transformative in nature. The points were first presented in his book Out of the Crisis. Below is the condensation of the 14 Points for Management as they appeared in the book.

1. Create constancy of purpose toward improvement of product and service, with the aim to become competitive and to stay in business, and to provide jobs.

2. Adopt the new philosophy. We are in a new economic age. Western management must awaken to the challenge, must learn their responsibilities, and take on leadership for change.

3. Cease dependence on inspection to achieve quality. Eliminate the need for inspection on a mass basis by building quality into the product in the first place.

4. End the practice of awarding business on the basis of price tag. Instead, minimize total cost. Move toward a single supplier for any one item, on a long-term relationship of loyalty and trust

5. Improve constantly and forever the system of production and service, to improve quality and productivity, and thus constantly decrease costs.

6. Institute training on the job.

7. Institute leadership (see Point 12 and Ch. 8). The aim of supervision should be to help people and machines and gadgets to do a better job. Supervision of management is in need of overhaul, as well as supervision of production workers.

8. Drive out fear, so that everyone may work effectively for the company (see Ch. 3).

9. Break down barriers between departments. People in research, design, sales, and production must work as a team, to foresee problems of production and in use that may be encountered with the product or service.

10. Eliminate slogans, exhortations, and targets for the work force asking for zero defects and new levels of productivity. Such exhortations only create adversarial relationships, as the bulk of the causes of low quality and low productivity belong to the system and thus lie beyond the power of the work force.
Eliminate work standards (quotas) on the factory floor. Substitute leadership.
Eliminate management by objective. Eliminate management by numbers, numerical goals. Substitute leadership.
11. Remove barriers that rob the hourly worker of his right to pride of workmanship. The responsibility of supervisors must be changed from sheer numbers to quality.
12. Remove barriers that rob people in management and in engineering of their right to pride of workmanship. 
This means, inter alia, abolishment of the annual or merit rating and of management by objective.
(see Ch. 3)
13. Institute a vigorous program of education and self-improvement.

14. Put everybody in the company(country (my addition)), to work to accomplish the transformation. The transformation is everybody’s job.

All written back in the 50’s.