Here are some random thoughts from the mind of Bad Nick on a rainy, gloomy Sunday afternoon.
Proof That Guns Aren’t The Problem
I’ve always told anti-gun folks to give me 24 hours and I can prove once and for all that guns are not the problem when it comes to crime. Don’t believe me? Just allow your wife and teenage daughters to spend 24 hours among the population of a maximum or medium security prison. After all, those guys in there don’t have guns so how can they be in danger? A killer is a killer is a killer. A rapist is a rapist is a rapist. No law will stop them and no lack of a weapon will prevent them from committing their crimes.
More Money For A Sinking Ship
The Post Office wants yet another raise in the price of a first class letter, to 49 cents, because they are losing business. Yeah, that makes sense, charge more for what people don’t want already. Why don’t they teach that in business101 in college?
With an appalling $41 billion in losses since 2006, one editorial opinion recently called the Postal Service a poster child for incompetence. Any company that ran so deeply in the red would either be bankrupt or see a mutiny by those holding stock in it.
Here’s an idea the Postal Service might want to consider; if you want to survive, how about offering better service at a reasonable price?
The Great Time Waster
While computers and the internet have made our lives much better for the most part, there is one innovation that can only be called The Great Time Waster, and that is Facebook. And I’m as guilty as most of you who have made the mistake of opening an account on the popular social media website. I tell myself that I use it to promote my books and our business but I find myself spending way too much time reading senseless posts. Do I really need to share and forward a message telling my sister/brother/mom/dad/wife/children/cousin/dog/cat that I love them? If I’m doing my job as a person, shouldn’t they know that already? And I really don’t care that you are checking in from Starbucks or McDonald’s.
It’s comforting to know that I can keep up with my friends and family and read all about the latest conspiracy or internet hoax just by clicking my mouse a couple of times. And from time to time I do get a real chuckle out of something I find there, such as this:
And on the subject of supposed social plots, here is one of the best nonbiased explanations about the new Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare) that I have read yet.
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