MrV
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January 29th, 2019 at 8:21:01 PM permalink
The FBI has finished its investigation and has submitted an inconclusive report.

see: FBI report
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January 30th, 2019 at 2:03:08 AM permalink
Damn he was a postal worker. What is it with the whole going postal stereotype?
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Damn he was a postal worker. What is it with the whole going postal stereotype?



Imagine working in a factory. All you do every single day is the same mundane, monotonous thing. Exactly the same, every day. Imagine this factory has no HVAC; it doesn't even have walls. When the Weather Channel tells everyone to stay home because it's 118*F or -15*F actual temp and you'll die, you HAVE to be in it for at least 5hrs and anywhere up to 18hrs, doing manual labor in a cramped space. Oh, and the factory moves, and you have to control it, in a sea of self important, makeup applying, trumpet playing, breakfast eating, eternally texting idiots hurling 6,000lb projectiles within 4" of you sitting stationary in a 40yr old, 2,000lb aluminum can. Oh, and the factory pours CO and right into your cockpit, above amounts that even New Delhi OSHA would approve of, with not a care in the world so long as it continues to move forward.

Imagine doing this for 20-30-40 days in a row at a time, in violation of many laws but somehow is accepted as normal and you're unable to draw rectifying attention to it. Imagine tragedy befalls you and you have to pick - tend to a cancer stricken family member or keep your only source of income. One or the other; there is no "both". Imagine being called in at 1100hrs instead of given warning days before when your presence is needed, so you have to stiff your young son on his birthday literally as you're packing to leave, all cuz no one gave enough of a s#$% to inform you of your need to be there, and there's absolutely no recourse but to leave your son crying alone as you motor back out of his life for the hundredth time.

Imagine being hurt and having nothing there for you. You dutifully report everything as you should only to be kicked onto the street and find that not a soul in your state will see you for medical care, for no other reason than your federal insurance is such a cluster that not an office will accept it as they won't deal with the hassle. You're now disabled, often permanently, with no option than to personally slog through the very info that professionals can't handle, and if you're lucky, you might after several days of slogging find one shop that will see you for your issue, and it's several states away. And all the while you have no idea if you're doing it correctly, your shop has an army of people looking for ways to deny you, and your deadline of a handful of days before your time (and your pay) runs out is fast approaching. And when that deadline approaches, you with your medical issue that has prevented you from working is still the same ol painful, debilitating, permanent issue is still there, and now you have to go back and continue all of the above.

Somewhere along the line you get a little introspective and you realize you are now legitimately disabled; you could hang a placard and park in the good spots, were you not so proud. That pain you cry yourself to sleep to is never going away, is only going to get worse, and is going to infect more joints that currently are OK. The joke of "days off" is never going to be realized; your boss isn't even posting wanted ads, and though it's his job, there's really no recourse to encourage or force him to do so, so working minimum 6 days a week isn't a fluke, it's your eternity. You think of the family you lost that you weren't there for, relationships that have been destroyed due to your absence, the events you've missed and have no hope for ever attending in the future. And somewhere along the line it hits you - you're doing this for $4X,XXX a year and have suffered 3 debilitating injuries in 4 yrs all so someone can save $0.15 on bulk toilet paper, get a new pair of Crocs for a dollar less, and receive one more GD Harbor Freight / Boston Proper / Finger Hut / Uline POS GD catalog that's going straight into the f#$%ing garbage cuz no one needs this s#$% ever. You're not only wasting your life but you are literally destroying it, all for the joy of being nothing more than the very lowest cog of capitalism.

Due to all of the above, anyone with sense and ability gets out, eventually purifying the force until it's nothing but damaged vets and masochistic sociopaths remaining. Fortunately I have an impenetrable life philosophy that makes gun violence a non issue for me. But I tell ya, if someone ever left Trump's lil suitcase near me, and you just know the combo is "1-2-3-4-5", y'all'd be rotting in the United Plains of Smoked Glass a hundred times over by now.
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January 30th, 2019 at 7:24:22 AM permalink
Quote: Face

Imagine working in a factory. All you do every single day is the same mundane, monotonous thing. Exactly the same, every day. Imagine this factory has no HVAC; it doesn't even have walls. When the Weather Channel tells everyone to stay home because it's 118*F or -15*F actual temp and you'll die, you HAVE to be in it for at least 5hrs and anywhere up to 18hrs, doing manual labor in a cramped space. Oh, and the factory moves, and you have to control it, in a sea of self important, makeup applying, trumpet playing, breakfast eating, eternally texting idiots hurling 6,000lb projectiles within 4" of you sitting stationary in a 40yr old, 2,000lb aluminum can. Oh, and the factory pours CO and right into your cockpit, above amounts that even New Delhi OSHA would approve of, with not a care in the world so long as it continues to move forward.

Imagine doing this for 20-30-40 days in a row at a time, in violation of many laws but somehow is accepted as normal and you're unable to draw rectifying attention to it. Imagine tragedy befalls you and you have to pick - tend to a cancer stricken family member or keep your only source of income. One or the other; there is no "both". Imagine being called in at 1100hrs instead of given warning days before when your presence is needed, so you have to stiff your young son on his birthday literally as you're packing to leave, all cuz no one gave enough of a s#$% to inform you of your need to be there, and there's absolutely no recourse but to leave your son crying alone as you motor back out of his life for the hundredth time.

Imagine being hurt and having nothing there for you. You dutifully report everything as you should only to be kicked onto the street and find that not a soul in your state will see you for medical care, for no other reason than your federal insurance is such a cluster that not an office will accept it as they won't deal with the hassle. You're now disabled, often permanently, with no option than to personally slog through the very info that professionals can't handle, and if you're lucky, you might after several days of slogging find one shop that will see you for your issue, and it's several states away. And all the while you have no idea if you're doing it correctly, your shop has an army of people looking for ways to deny you, and your deadline of a handful of days before your time (and your pay) runs out is fast approaching. And when that deadline approaches, you with your medical issue that has prevented you from working is still the same ol painful, debilitating, permanent issue is still there, and now you have to go back and continue all of the above.

Somewhere along the line you get a little introspective and you realize you are now legitimately disabled; you could hang a placard and park in the good spots, were you not so proud. That pain you cry yourself to sleep to is never going away, is only going to get worse, and is going to infect more joints that currently are OK. The joke of "days off" is never going to be realized; your boss isn't even posting wanted ads, and though it's his job, there's really no recourse to encourage or force him to do so, so working minimum 6 days a week isn't a fluke, it's your eternity. You think of the family you lost that you weren't there for, relationships that have been destroyed due to your absence, the events you've missed and have no hope for ever attending in the future. And somewhere along the line it hits you - you're doing this for $4X,XXX a year and have suffered 3 debilitating injuries in 4 yrs all so someone can save $0.15 on bulk toilet paper, get a new pair of Crocs for a dollar less, and receive one more GD Harbor Freight / Boston Proper / Finger Hut / Uline POS GD catalog that's going straight into the f#$%ing garbage cuz no one needs this s#$% ever. You're not only wasting your life but you are literally destroying it, all for the joy of being nothing more than the very lowest cog of capitalism.

Due to all of the above, anyone with sense and ability gets out, eventually purifying the force until it's nothing but damaged vets and masochistic sociopaths remaining. Fortunately I have an impenetrable life philosophy that makes gun violence a non issue for me. But I tell ya, if someone ever left Trump's lil suitcase near me, and you just know the combo is "1-2-3-4-5", y'all'd be rotting in the United Plains of Smoked Glass a hundred times over by now.
The mail just... does something to ya.


Brutal man...just brutal. How long were you a postal worker? Are you actually out now? I don't recall your profession from past posts, just discussion of hobbies/guns/hockey/etc.
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January 30th, 2019 at 8:40:14 AM permalink
Quote: Face

Imagine working in a factory. All you do every single day is the same mundane, monotonous thing. Exactly the same, every day. Imagine this factory has no HVAC; it doesn't even have walls. When the Weather Channel tells everyone to stay home because it's 118*F or -15*F actual temp and you'll die, you HAVE to be in it for at least 5hrs and anywhere up to 18hrs, doing manual labor in a cramped space. Oh, and the factory moves, and you have to control it, in a sea of self important, makeup applying, trumpet playing, breakfast eating, eternally texting idiots hurling 6,000lb projectiles within 4" of you sitting stationary in a 40yr old, 2,000lb aluminum can. Oh, and the factory pours CO and right into your cockpit, above amounts that even New Delhi OSHA would approve of, with not a care in the world so long as it continues to move forward.

Imagine doing this for 20-30-40 days in a row at a time, in violation of many laws but somehow is accepted as normal and you're unable to draw rectifying attention to it. Imagine tragedy befalls you and you have to pick - tend to a cancer stricken family member or keep your only source of income. One or the other; there is no "both". Imagine being called in at 1100hrs instead of given warning days before when your presence is needed, so you have to stiff your young son on his birthday literally as you're packing to leave, all cuz no one gave enough of a s#$% to inform you of your need to be there, and there's absolutely no recourse but to leave your son crying alone as you motor back out of his life for the hundredth time.

Imagine being hurt and having nothing there for you. You dutifully report everything as you should only to be kicked onto the street and find that not a soul in your state will see you for medical care, for no other reason than your federal insurance is such a cluster that not an office will accept it as they won't deal with the hassle. You're now disabled, often permanently, with no option than to personally slog through the very info that professionals can't handle, and if you're lucky, you might after several days of slogging find one shop that will see you for your issue, and it's several states away. And all the while you have no idea if you're doing it correctly, your shop has an army of people looking for ways to deny you, and your deadline of a handful of days before your time (and your pay) runs out is fast approaching. And when that deadline approaches, you with your medical issue that has prevented you from working is still the same ol painful, debilitating, permanent issue is still there, and now you have to go back and continue all of the above.

Somewhere along the line you get a little introspective and you realize you are now legitimately disabled; you could hang a placard and park in the good spots, were you not so proud. That pain you cry yourself to sleep to is never going away, is only going to get worse, and is going to infect more joints that currently are OK. The joke of "days off" is never going to be realized; your boss isn't even posting wanted ads, and though it's his job, there's really no recourse to encourage or force him to do so, so working minimum 6 days a week isn't a fluke, it's your eternity. You think of the family you lost that you weren't there for, relationships that have been destroyed due to your absence, the events you've missed and have no hope for ever attending in the future. And somewhere along the line it hits you - you're doing this for $4X,XXX a year and have suffered 3 debilitating injuries in 4 yrs all so someone can save $0.15 on bulk toilet paper, get a new pair of Crocs for a dollar less, and receive one more GD Harbor Freight / Boston Proper / Finger Hut / Uline POS GD catalog that's going straight into the f#$%ing garbage cuz no one needs this s#$% ever. You're not only wasting your life but you are literally destroying it, all for the joy of being nothing more than the very lowest cog of capitalism.

Due to all of the above, anyone with sense and ability gets out, eventually purifying the force until it's nothing but damaged vets and masochistic sociopaths remaining. Fortunately I have an impenetrable life philosophy that makes gun violence a non issue for me. But I tell ya, if someone ever left Trump's lil suitcase near me, and you just know the combo is "1-2-3-4-5", y'all'd be rotting in the United Plains of Smoked Glass a hundred times over by now.
The mail just... does something to ya.



From an outsider this seems like a bit of an over reaction. What you are not mentioning is good pay, overtime, pension, and good benefits (you site them as bad, but in my area APWU works just fine everywhere.) My dad worked in a steel mill for 40 years. He often times climbed a 50 foot latter carrying something that was too heavy for 1 person. He would also go into the boiler room where it was upwards of 300 degrees if not more losing all of his water with a forced IV at the end of the shift, during winter they would go down by the river and run rigs which were basically large drills to break up ice so the plant didn't shut down with no protection to the elements. My point being, there are plenty of jobs that are hard and in the worse of conditions but there isn't a term going steelal or going lineal for the linemen working poles during hurricanes and tornadoes.
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January 30th, 2019 at 9:59:17 AM permalink
He forgot the part about having to walk 17 miles to get to work. In the snow, all uphill either way.
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January 30th, 2019 at 10:00:32 AM permalink
I remember when I was growing up you would hear about a shooting on the news, and the accepted explanation was just "some guy just snapped and went crazy. Oh well. S*** happens."

Nowadays everybody wants every little detail explained, including why the shooter ate three eggs for breakfast that morning instead of two, and if they don't get all the answers it means that there's some huge conspiracy afoot involving multiple governments and thousands of people.

Whatever happened to people just going nuts? Everything has to be a conspiracy.
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January 30th, 2019 at 10:07:28 AM permalink
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My point being, there are plenty of jobs that are hard and in the worse of conditions but there isn't a term going steelal or going lineal for the linemen working poles during hurricanes and tornadoes.


Linemen make crazy money. My financial advisor was telling me they come in with millions to invest.
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January 30th, 2019 at 10:16:33 AM permalink
I love how some idiots tried to claim this guy wan an AP.
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January 30th, 2019 at 10:48:26 AM permalink
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From an outsider this seems like a bit of an over reaction. What you are not mentioning is good pay, overtime, pension, and good benefits (you site them as bad, but in my area APWU works just fine everywhere.) My dad worked in a steel mill for 40 years. He often times climbed a 50 foot latter carrying something that was too heavy for 1 person. He would also go into the boiler room where it was upwards of 300 degrees if not more losing all of his water with a forced IV at the end of the shift, during winter they would go down by the river and run rigs which were basically large drills to break up ice so the plant didn't shut down with no protection to the elements. My point being, there are plenty of jobs that are hard and in the worse of conditions but there isn't a term going steelal or going lineal for the linemen working poles during hurricanes and tornadoes.




The stress levels of a bad job aren't always about hard labor though. It can be the creation of impossible tasks. For instance piling on hour jobs which really take an hour and half to complete. And before you finish you get another assignment. Or constantly interrupting someone with other tasks so they are constantly bouncing around. Anything that adds to lack of stability and control. You can make a complete hell for someone sitting in front of a desk with no hard labor at all.
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