WA Delegate: The Drunken Hathist Fiefdom of Coffee Cakes (elected 1 year 70 days ago)
Founder: The Founding Nation of Assorro
Regional Power: Extremely High
Today's World Census Report
The Shortest Average Lifespan in Absolution
Citizens of nations ranked highly tend to die earlier, whether from poor health, crime, accident, or government encouragement.
As a region, Absolution is ranked 15,567th in the world for Shortest Average Lifespan.
|1.||The United Socialist States of Techno-Soviets||Compulsory Consumerist State||“Workers of the world, unite!”|
|2.||The Ninja Dictatorship of BeaverBratville||Corrupt Dictatorship||“Sodomy non sapiens”|
|3.||The Nasty Side of Child Care Workers||Compulsory Consumerist State||“Why spare the rod? Hit the Little Brat!!! ”|
|4.||The Drunken Hathist Fiefdom of Coffee Cakes||Civil Rights Lovefest||“WA TG's not sent to War Eagles WILL be ignored.”|
|5.||The Armed Republic of Luzandi||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Hail to Violet”|
|6.||The Free Freeloaders of Slartibartfast 20XI||Civil Rights Lovefest||“It really tied the room together.”|
|7.||The Republic of Unikon||Anarchy||“Honor, loyalty, valor!”|
|8.||The Rogue Nation of Useless Utilities||Corporate Police State||“If only!”|
|9.||The Coffee Cakes WA Inbox Puppet of War Eagles||Corporate Police State||“Hunker Down!”|
|10.||The Socialist Society of FNRVILLE||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Alive you work. Dead, you're someone elses problem”|
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Absolution Regional Message Board
There hasn't been a good solid urrping around here in years. Well done!
We'll see if it's true about how one door closes while another opens around here Freeoplis. For over two years it's been a rather bleak and dark chapter. I for one am ready for change.
I really did try to accomplish something yesterday but I woke up tired and went to sleep tired. In between I did manage to watch a butt-load of Sharpe but it didn't really do a bunch to get me down the road very far. Today I feel much better and am on task to finish what should have been done yesterday.
Shock and outrage swept through upstate New York on Thursday after 47 soldiers from the 10th Brigade Support Battalion (Fort Drum) were arrested on assault charges during a unit-wide alcohol abuse prevention stand-down. With the unit scheduled to depart for Afghanistan soon, Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Rich Barry conducted the most important pre-deployment training soldiers can receive: Substance abuse and sexual assault prevention training.
"At first the soldiers seem to really be enjoying the briefing," said Marley Hammersmythe, a women’s studies professor from University of California-Berkeley. "I was showing them various screen-shots of horrific DUI related deaths and injuries and every time I asked if they’d seen enough, the soldiers would demand to see more. I guess they were really serious about understanding my message. Then it all went crazy. I just wanted them to understand how ridiculous the masochistic gender dominant role actually is when viewed by a neutral audience. I had set up an elaborate pseudo-club type set on the stage."
The point of the skit, Hammersmythe explained, was to show various ways to overcome the primitive desires that alcohol and intense social contact between the sexes creates. The professor then gave the male soldiers 15 minutes to consume as much alcohol as possible.
"Usually the men in my groups have a few cosmos and they’re sufficiently intoxicated to perform my experiment, but this, this was insane. They were like wild animals desperate for water! They didn't even speak to each other; I just heard the sounds of grunting and chugging for 15 straight minutes. After the alcohol portion of the test was completed, I gave them each a breathalyser. The first soldier blew a .214! I don’t know how he was even conscious. The audience clapped and cheered every time I showed a blood alcohol level higher than the previous like it was some kind of sick contest. I should have stopped right there, but I didn't."
Moving onto the 'social' portion of the exercise, Hammersmythe hoped to show everyone how ridiculous drunk men acted in public.
"Hopefully the memory would stick when they were in a real club. Instead it was like watching feral dogs in heat. Those poor women didn't have a chance. The first song hadn't even started and clothes were already being torn off. I could barely hear their screams over the excited whistling and shouting of the audience."
Military police arrived promptly two hours later, although much of the damage had already been done. There were 47 arrests in total, forcing the battalion to postpone its deployment date.
Rule #1 should boldly state to never introduce unlimited supplies of free alcohol to soldiers. If you do then rule #2 should boldly state to not introduce females to soldiers which have consumed unlimited amounts of free alcohol. This is a dangerous brew as demonstrated in the above article.
Damn, people are all sorts of crazy when booze is involved. Makes me feel a bit ashamed that I wear the same uniform as those men(though I hesitate to call them such).
All of the SA/SHARP briefings our unit has done have not involved any booze or skits, though we do usually have a video to watch. Even so, some of the males(there's only 3 females in my unit) act very immature and nonchalant about it all.
Society has to shoulder some of the blame here and maybe parents as well. For decades now, we've been saying without really saying "Hey, it's totally adult to get sh*t-face drunk and act like a tool. No, we don't think it abnormal and we definitely don't see it as a problem until there's a problem but even then we still don't do much but come down on the offenders."
Back in the day, once you hit 20 you were expected to be mature within society but we promote alcoholism everywhere. It's the social "norm". Wait until the government finally gets a grip on just how much revenue they're pulling in from pot sales. What do you bet within 20-30 years it too will become part of the social "norm".
If you fail to educate just one generation you revert back to the dark ages. There are a vast number of people out there that believe nothing to be wrong with being an alcoholic and even more that are in flat-out denial. Then these same people start families and do not educate since they themselves are not educated in anything other than the social "norm". It's well accepted you see.
I don't drink these days and I'm a reformed alcoholic. I used to think it normal to go out 5 or 6 times a week and drink myself stupid with my friends. If you need to drink to have fun or to socialize more than two times a month, you may have a problem. If drinking to you is in fact drinking until you can't anymore, you may have a problem. What I find typical is the excuses people convince themselves of.
"I only smoke when I drink but I'm not a smoker."
Yes you are. There's no such thing as an "occasional" smoker.
"I only go out a few times each week but I'm not an alcoholic."
Going out every night of the week in itself isn't a problem. To feel the need to insert alcohol into almost every social setting and promote it as normal or necessary is.
I never once received anything good from drinking. It's not very good at giving you things but it's an expert at taking them away. Your virginity, your car, your freedom, your life. And bars? I've never found anything in a bar that ever amounted to a silk stocking full of sh*t. Have you? Seriously?
Shamefaced, I am.
What? At those soldiers? Every military has stories like that. It has a lot to do with the fact that governments train their soldiers to be both very aggressive and competitive. I've yet to see the military that promotes "Just go out there and say 'Stop It' a lot." I just don't think that would work in the field. Now here comes someone with their good intentions, a skit and a crap-load of alcohol wanting to teach something that is important but in the worst possible venue in my opinion. I believe she was the one that got schooled that day. One should always consider their audience. >_>
im currently inebriated. bartender served me a delicious apple cider. tastes like apple juice. In my experience the more like a juice carton it tastes, the more alcoholic it is. oops.
And then there was Tam. Did he charge you for that cider or do you still get your drinks for free just by showing up?
Okay, time once again for a forum YouTube video test. I'm interested if it plays on your phones. It's also an interesting spoof of The Simpson's.
After reading the story about the soldiers being arrested all I can say is this; what ever happened to just using a power point and having the CSM tell you in the simplest language "Do not do it". With that said, a funny story from my days of wearing the uniform; my battalion was just about to commence with block leave for two weeks but first we needed to attend the Battalion Sergeant Major's Safety Brief. Our Battalion Sergeant Major was certainly a fiery individual whose stature matched his temperament; he was Filipino and spoke with a very thick accent so what he said could sometimes be misconstrued as something else.
Anyway, he covered the usual topics; if you are out drinking have a designated driver, if you do not have a designated driver make sure you have money for a taxi, if you feel that you cannot pay for a taxi call a friend, don't do drugs, don't drink underage, you get the gist of it I'm sure. By the end of the usual, he adds his own personal touch, and mind you I am writing it how it sounded; "If you drink underage I will cutch you, if you do drugs I will cutch you, if you go AWOL I will cutch you!". A smart-ass who happened to be in my platoon raised his hand and asked; "Sergeant Major, are you saying that you will 'catch' us or 'cut' us?". With same fiery conviction as before, the Sergeant Major stomped down his right foot hard and said "I will cutch you!".
Months later, when a buddy of mine had reenlisted, he chose to do the reenlistment oath in the Sergeant Major's office; I'll be damned if there was not a huge collection of knives from all over the world from different military installations where the Sergeant Major had been posted. When we walked out of there I knew one thing was certain; he was not going to 'catch' us.
Hmmm, he may still be out there looking for you to this very day.
* Scans crowd for anyone wielding Cutco Cutlery. *
To quote the great Freeman who was quoting the late Nietzsche, "He who fights with drummers should look to it that in the process he himself does not become a drummer."
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