Tattoos

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  1. Foolardi

    Foolardi Well-Known Member

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    So the the most common example of Peacekeepers would undoubtedy be Priests,Pastors,
    Rabbi,Nuns and Monks.
    Gee I wonder what % of them have a Tattoo.
    No I doesn't.
     
  2. Herkdriver

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    Society would collapse without law enforcement.

    There would be rampant looting, assaults and anarchy within 24 hours of a lawless environment.

    The aftermath of Katrina is a primary example of a societal breakdown...in short order.

    Police officers deal with the (*)(*)(*)(*)bums of society so you don't have to.

    a simple thank you would suffice.
     
  3. Foolardi

    Foolardi Well-Known Member

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    That is why technically Mayor Bloomberg broke the law and stood to get arrested
    for asking other departments across the Country to go on Strike.
     
  4. marleyfin

    marleyfin New Member Past Donor

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    Every profession employing humans will have (*)(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)(*)s in it. Overall I have found cops to usually be agreeable normal people. Of course most times I find I am very agreeable in their presence. Constantly seeing people at their very worst and having to remain cordial even when others aren't can be taxing and stressful, and of course some manage this better than others.

    I do agree with you that many of our laws are overreaching and cause more harm than good.
     
  5. BleedingHeadKen

    BleedingHeadKen Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    None of those are peacekeeping jobs.
     
  6. Foolardi

    Foolardi Well-Known Member

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    Oh Jeez Louis.Pardon Me Moi.So Missionaries aren't Peacekeepers.
    When the Jesuits braved the Big rivers to make it to Canada and had to convince
    the Indians to not make war but peace thru Religion what were they doing.
     
  7. BleedingHeadKen

    BleedingHeadKen Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Does that mean that it's necessary to nationalize the profession and require that peacekeepers enforce laws that punish innocent people? I suppose if that's what you believe, then you'd also agree that since without healthcare people would die early, government should have a monopoly on health services.

    Society is not government and government is not society. Without government running law enforcement there would still be law enforcement. Government run law enforcement is a modern invention.

    They also enforce the dictates of the political class and serve to raise revenues and demand obedience from the populace. I am fine with peacekeeping. Helping to keep people safe from force and fraud is a necessary role. However, that is not all that government police services do. They also put people in cages for peacefully engaging in activities which government prohibits. That makes them bullies and immoral.

    If they want to be thanked rather than disrespected, perhaps they should find more respectable work. Or, they should stop allowing the profession to serve as a tool for enforcing immoral laws.
     
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    BleedingHeadKen Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Peacekeeping is enforcement of peace. Missionaries and Jesuits teach peaceful measures, but they are not enforcers. It would be like saying that teachers are healers because they teach health classes.
     
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    They are basically harassers of the tax payer and fundraisers for the state. SWAT fights crime. Beat cops are criminals in sheep's clothing.
     
  10. Foolardi

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    You haven't a clue in Hell to what yer stating.The United Nations is supposed to basically
    be a Peacekeeper.Yet they snidely worked hand-in-hand With Saddam Hussein to
    corrupt the - Oil for Food - program in Iraq.Instead of making sure Hospitals were
    maintained with supplies and humanitarian aid plus food it allowed Saddam to
    pocket billions and coerce/enrich many at the UN.
    The United Nations is also an enforcer but just can't seem to help when Arab Springs
    rear their heads.
    Missionaries and programs like the Peace Corps. are the very definition of
    Peacekeepers.You need to go back to 5th grade pal.
     
  11. Irishman

    Irishman Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Well they sure don't do it for the pay or the hours. There are many other careers with much better hours, no bull(*)(*)(*)(*) and equal to better pay. You do it because you want to. For me, it was hearing my fathers stories of locking up murderers and mobsters. He dealt with a lot of high profile cases and nasty, nasty murderers and serial killers. Some of the stories still give me the chills, even now. That is what made me pursue this career. I am tired of seeing innocent people suffer because of those is society who don't have any morals. I look forward to putting those people behind bars.

    Police work has always been about upholding the law. Anybody who says anything else is just slinging manure around. You have a problem with the law, take it up with the lawmakers and the morons who voted those people into office. That is why it is so important to vet people before they are voted into office, you get what you vote for.
     
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    In other words, I don't know what I'm saying because some people who call themselves peacekeepers aren't. Sorry, I don't buy it.

    The peace corp aren't peacekeepers either. Do you need a dictionary definition or can you look it up all on your lonesome?
     
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    I too use to listen to my grandfather's stories. I remember particularly the stories about the n*****s getting rowdy in their areas downtown and he having to "quiet" them down and cracking a few heads. He went on a medical retirement at the age of 40 after losing his hearing in a motorcycle accident. He never worked another day in his life.

    I'm glad that you think that you are doing the job to put real criminals behind bars. However, that's not your job. Your job is to enforce the dictates of the political class. Most of the people you deal with, unless you work strictly in homicide, are going to be dope smokers or peddlers, people who sell drinks that are too large according to Der Fuehrer of New York, or who looks suspicion and need a shakedown for possibly carrying the means of self defense without a permit (which can't be had.) Your job, in other words, is to harass peaceful people who are hurting no one, except, perhaps, themselves, and put them in cages if the statute calls for it.


    If "the" law is immoral, then upholding it is also immoral.

    Better yet, don't vote, and don't obey or enforce laws which are immoral and harm peaceful people. You are a human being, take responsibility for your actions. Don't blame your superiors as if you are an automaton not in control of your actions.
     
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    I've never decided on anything I like well enough to put on my body for my lifetime, but I have always considered my Squadron Patch from the USAF. I spent my entire active duty career there and it was a time of my life that everything came together and made me who I am. I met my wife, started a family, and finished my formal education while stationed there.

    [​IMG]

    I've also considered a Texas Flag.
     
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    Left shoulder:

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    Right shoulder:

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  17. tealwings

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    I really like tattoos...especially on guys. I'm always surprised how many people hate them. With the constant talk about not judging others ...something as superficial as a tat still brings up old outdated stereotypes.
    The only ones I really don't like are huge neck ones or blatantly offensive ones. Other than that ...its a personal thing and none of my business.
    I have a small ( well done one) I waited to find a really good artist and he did an awesome job. I wanted one feminine and beautiful and he captured that.
    I will add ...even though its a personal choice it still might have negative consequences. I think an employer has a right to not hire someone covered in body art. Sometimes our choices has negative results and a person might lose a great job opportunity because of it.
     
  18. Herkdriver

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    Tattoos are indicative of impulsive behavior. There are plenty of studies done that reflect this, and also a link between tattoos and risky behavior.

    No woman has ever improved her looks with an ink image or text injected under her skin, or a piece of metal dangling from her nostrils.
     
  19. tealwings

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    Metal dangling from noses is not my thing at all. The point is its all personal choice...like many things are .
    I can agree with that study...although impulsive behavior can come out in many different ways.
    Id take a persons whole life into account before attaching that label to anyone..
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  20. Herkdriver

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    We are hardwired to making major decisions about one another in the first seven seconds of meeting them. We all judge and we do so on a sub-conscious level

    Are you someone to approach or to avoid? Are you friend or foe? Do you have status and authority? Are you trustworthy, competent, likeable, confident?

    These computations are made at lightning speed.

    I will admit, as a 50 year old, I grew up with negative stereotypes about tattoos. There is no doubt this carries over into my "judgment" of another who may have them. The fact you are probably younger and are used to seeing them without some of the negativity that I associate with them, means you may not be as judgmental about them.

    However...we all judge...young or older.

    Remember...in seven seconds, major decisions are being made about you, me..and all of us after someone meets us.

    Some things we can control, like eye contact, how we dress, our posture; but more often we are judged about aspects of ourselves we cannot control.

    Is this fair?

    It isn't fair...we'd all like to be seen as complete human beings, but we're not hardwired to think that deeply about it. We're hardwired for quick judgments because survival depended upon it as we were evolving as a species.

    Are you friend or foe?

    You've got 7 seconds to figure it out, because if you're foe...well, being non-judgmental might cost you your life. This is how we evolved.
     
  21. ChrisL

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    No tattoos here. I've seen some very pretty ones, but I wouldn't get one. They don't bother me on other people, but sometimes they can look less than tasteful, IMO. I usually don't mind them on men either unless he is covered in them. I don't like too many on a man either.
     
  22. One Mind

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    LOL. I do not like tattoos either. I almost got one when in the military in the late 60s, when you only saw tattoos on ex convicts and military men. But each time, I sobered up before the tattoo guy got to me. So, I was saved from being cursed with what an 18 year old might have inked into his skin, when clearly 18 year old men are still children, and are absent of any wisdom.

    The tattoo is what an ego driven being does, as he is trying to appeal to others, who might like him better, or think he is special, just because he inked up his body. It's all so superficial and silly, but typically human. We are such superficial beings, and the greater superficial that we become, the more we indulge in these superficial insanities.

    I know one thing. When all of these young people get old and wrinkled, barely being able to make it to the bathroom to take a pee, not only will they have the ugly looks of old age, but they will even be uglier with all of these tattoos that started out on their chest and ended up at their knees. lol.

    But I have always believed in allowing the superficial and the idiots, to remain that way. It's their bodies, to do with as they please. Too bad our gov't demands to own our bodies to the point that they will imprison us if we happen to get caught smoking, eating, or drinking something they say we cannot have, for they own our bodies. It would be just like going out and rounding up people with tattoos, and throwing them in prison, for destruction of gov't property, your own body.

    I have noticed though, that the number of tattoos generally equate with IQ level. The more tattoos, the less IQ score. But as far as I know, there are no pills for getting rid of stupid. And at least, we can discern the IQs of other humans just by looking for tattoos, which is fast and handy.
     
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    Most people get tattooed to mark a significant aspect of themselves or their life. Perhaps they think, it has some sort of higher order philosophical implication above that of the non-inked. I believe life is transient and impermanent...it was not designed to last...we are blessed with this brief flash of existence and death respects no one.

    You can fight it...with Botox, with hair dye, with a face lift...with ink under your skin...but you remain as mortal as ever. We are not meant to hold on to our fleshly identities forever. We are designed for impermanence.

    If the embrace of ink is made to define one's self in permanence...the lack of ink is what defines me. I am temporal...I am impermanent.
     
  24. tealwings

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    I agree...and I love the way you said that.
    I just like the different ways people express themselves. Although botox and a boob lift might help desperate attention seekers. :roflol:
    .....and don't even get me started on that picture of Putin and his man boobs sitting on a horse.
     
  25. ChrisL

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    I'm glad I never got one too. I was thinking about getting a small one in a discrete place at one time, but I changed my mind.

    I thought tattoos were illegal on some parts of the body in some states. I think it used to be illegal to tattoo your face or your feet/hands in MA. I'm not really sure on that, but that is what I've heard in the past. Maybe I'll check on that later on.

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    You must like the maths or something. :wink:
     

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