Saturday, March 28, 2015

Words Fail Me

Posted without comment, because I can't think of anything to say...

Six Flags to cut 18,000 trees to go solar
A theme park plans to cut down more than 18,000 trees for the construction of what it says will be the largest solar farm in New Jersey...
The trees fight back.
Going green...?

In news from the entertainment world:

Heartbroken workers seek compassionate leave after Zayn Malik quits One Direction

I have absolutely no idea who or what a Zyan Malik is, and who or what a One Direction is, but evidently he/it/they are really, really important to some people losers.
 Zayn Malik's departure from British boyband One Direction has caused such consternation amongst fans that employers have been inundated with requests for compassionate leave.

Mr. Malik announced that he was leaving the band two days ago, prompting a flurry of calls to employment law firm Peninsula, which provides advice on staff rights in the workplace, as employees sought time off to grieve.

Since Wednesday, Peninsula has received 480 calls to its helpline from employers seeking advice on their staff requesting compassionate leave because of the Zayn Malik furore.
This is a Zayn Malik.
I don't recall getting compassionate leave when Elvis died.

From a blog written by a Chicago cop:
I've been detailed to the academy for about 2 months now. I was floored to learn of the new stress free work place program they run. When a recruit is feeling overwhelmed or like they are being singled out, they can hold up a red card. They are then excused from that activity, and the instructors can't talk to that recruit for at least 2 hrs. If the recruit holds up the red card twice in a day, they are allowed to skip the next class and stay in a "stress free zone" and take a nap or relax until they feel better.
Yeah, show that red card to some ex-con thug with prison muscles who is resisting arrest and let me know how that works out for you.


Anonymous said...

Cutting down 18,000 trees to build a solar farm. That is typical of the government. They could tear up an iron ball.


Old NFO said...

Beyond stupid... sigh... But yeah, progress... Re CHiraq, good look with that on the street!

Bag Blog said...

In my younger days I remember watching a popular soap opera when a main character got killed off. I was shocked. In fact I was so surprised that I could let a soap opera bother me that I gave them up - cold turkey.

Now who is Malik again?

CenTexTim said...

Scottie - actually, it wasn't the govt. It was a private corporation. Just goes to show that large organizations do stupid things.

NFO - like I said, words fail me.

BB - that's the difference between adults and children.