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Against The Tinfoil Hats

[quote]Massif wrote:
Loth,

Aren’t you a doctor? What are you answering phones for? I thought the little people did that for you guys?[/quote]

Not a doctor, Massif… the ten-cent word to describe my job is “Medical Laboratory Technologist”. I have forgotten more about lab testing, result interpretation, diagnosis by laboratory methods, etc., than most internists ever learn.

A lot of my job is to sit around all night and be available. I run the blood tests, urine tests, and other bodily ickiness tests. I answer a lot of phone calls, because there is so much to know about my field, and we can’t expect every doctor and nurse to keep all this straight.

And maybe that’s what frosts me so much about this stupid phone class. I take some tiny pride in the fact that I have never been anything but professional, courteous (even when I’m talking to an asshole), and helpful, and some retarded VIP feels like it’s necessary to make sure I’m not some phone prick. Like taking a class will make rude people vanish, to be magically replaced by folks who have an ounce of manners.

My prediction: the rude people will shape up (if at all) for exactly one day before reverting back to normal.

But look! Some empty-headed bigwig will be able to say that he “took positive steps to reinforce a courteous and professional workplace environment for all levels of associates, management and otherwise.” That’s called “showing corporate leadership”. Looks good on a resume for when he gets caught with his hand up his secretary’s skirt. :slight_smile:

LOL not that I haven’t done some of that myself!!! The trick is to not get caught… :smiley:

PS I love nurses.

[quote]lothario1132 wrote:
Massif wrote:
Loth,

Aren’t you a doctor? What are you answering phones for? I thought the little people did that for you guys?

Not a doctor, Massif… the ten-cent word to describe my job is “Medical Laboratory Technologist”. I have forgotten more about lab testing, result interpretation, diagnosis by laboratory methods, etc., than most internists ever learn.

A lot of my job is to sit around all night and be available. I run the blood tests, urine tests, and other bodily ickiness tests. I answer a lot of phone calls, because there is so much to know about my field, and we can’t expect every doctor and nurse to keep all this straight.

And maybe that’s what frosts me so much about this stupid phone class. I take some tiny pride in the fact that I have never been anything but professional, courteous (even when I’m talking to an asshole), and helpful, and some retarded VIP feels like it’s necessary to make sure I’m not some phone prick. Like taking a class will make rude people vanish, to be magically replaced by folks who have an ounce of manners.

My prediction: the rude people will shape up (if at all) for exactly one day before reverting back to normal.

But look! Some empty-headed bigwig will be able to say that he “took positive steps to reinforce a courteous and professional workplace environment for all levels of associates, management and otherwise.” That’s called “showing corporate leadership”. Looks good on a resume for when he gets caught with his hand up his secretary’s skirt. :slight_smile:

LOL not that I haven’t done some of that myself!!! The trick is to not get caught… :smiley:

PS I love nurses.[/quote]

So next time I’m in the States for the annual general meeting of the Sun Cult, and I get done for DUI, I can get you to fudge some lab results for me?

Nurses…sigh…

I agree with your assessment regarding the rude people. You can teach people manners, but not at age 40.

[quote]Massif wrote:
So next time I’m in the States for the annual general meeting of the Sun Cult, and I get done for DUI, I can get you to fudge some lab results for me? [/quote]
ABSOLUTELY [wink] NOT!!! [wink]

Yes. Sometimes life is like porn. They even keep their high heels on. :smiley:

In true Dilbert style, I am going to suggest that we hire you as a consultant for our next meeting. Perhaps you can talk some goobledegook using the words “networking”, “profit”, and “paradigm shift”, and then we can knock off and go to our Sun Cult-sponsored titty bar for some fervent religious debate.

[quote]lothario1132 wrote:
Massif wrote:
So next time I’m in the States for the annual general meeting of the Sun Cult, and I get done for DUI, I can get you to fudge some lab results for me?
ABSOLUTELY [wink] NOT!!! [wink]

Nurses…sigh…
Yes. Sometimes life is like porn. They even keep their high heels on. :smiley:

I agree with your assessment regarding the rude people. You can teach people manners, but not at age 40.
In true Dilbert style, I am going to suggest that we hire you as a consultant for our next meeting. Perhaps you can talk some goobledegook using the words “networking”, “profit”, and “paradigm shift”, and then we can knock off and go to our Sun Cult-sponsored titty bar for some fervent religious debate.[/quote]

Funny you should mention it - I am a business consultant. In true consultant style, I am both expensive and slow.

[quote]Massif wrote:
Funny you should mention it - I am a business consultant. In true consultant style, I am both expensive and slow.[/quote]

Rock on!! I knew there was a reason I liked you. LOL

Come streamline our corporate processes or something! All you have to do is bring a big pie chart and ramble on for an hour, and these guys will worship the ground you walk on.

I’ll buy the first lap dance. Call it “professional courtesy”.

[quote]lothario1132 wrote:
I’ll buy the first lap dance. Call it “professional courtesy”.[/quote]

We usually call that “Marketing” where I’m from.

Do nurses give lap dances??

[quote]Massif wrote:
Do nurses give lap dances??[/quote]

Only if you’re really “sick”! LOL

Dollar bills work on any girl… nurse or otherwise. You just have to kinda seduce them a little first.

PS I really love nurses.

All of a sudden, Miserere realised that this porn thread on lap-dancing nurses was in fact titled Against The Tinfoil Hats, and he couldn’t understand why.

-The Farside

[quote]lothario1132 wrote:
JustTheFacts wrote:
Unfortunately bureaucracy and incompetence are not so consistently and richly rewarded in real life.
So you’ve never worked for a large corporation before? Read some Dilbert cartoons, and get back to us.

God bless JTF, the tin foil hat brigade, and kooky conspiracy theorists… laughter keeps us young.

[/quote]

Dilbert’s good, but the movie OFFICE SPACE, will teach you everything you need to know about the corporate world.

Why wear a tin foil hat when you can have a personal foce field!

http://www.trufax.org/takyon/welcome.html

V

[quote]Vegita wrote:
Why wear a tin foil hat when you can have a personal foce field!

http://www.trufax.org/takyon/welcome.html

V[/quote]

How does the device work?

The device essentially creates a five-dimensional (x,y,z, time, gravity) hyperbolic tensor field which manifests as a bi-directional hyperspacial Einstein-Rosen bridge.

Err… right.

[quote]Vegita wrote:
Why wear a tin foil hat when you can have a personal foce field!

http://www.trufax.org/takyon/welcome.html

V[/quote]

You’re a supersaiyan, don’t you have better weapons than that?

[quote]KJ Bridgewater wrote:
Vegita wrote:
Why wear a tin foil hat when you can have a personal foce field!

http://www.trufax.org/takyon/welcome.html

V

You’re a supersaiyan, don’t you have better weapons than that?[/quote]

Well i’m only in super saiyan state for periods of time, but in my natural relaxed state I still need protection too. Plus the device stops mind control devices, you wouldn’t want a brainwashed super saiyan running around killing people on behalf of the NWO now would you?

V

I’d commit high crimes and misdemeanors to score a hyperbolic tenser field.

I heard that with one of those babies, you get all your pay-per-view for free.

To paraphrase Karl Popper: Conspiracy theories are what happen when we first say “There is no God,” and then follow that with the question: “If there is no God, then who is in his place?”

[quote]:

JustTheFacts wrote:

Unfortunately bureaucracy and incompetence are not so consistently and richly rewarded in real life.

lothario1132 wrote:

So you’ve never worked for a large corporation before? Read some Dilbert cartoons, and get back to us.

God bless JTF, the tin foil hat brigade, and kooky conspiracy theorists… laughter keeps us young.

KJ Bridgewater wrote

Dilbert’s good, but the movie OFFICE SPACE, will teach you everything you need to know about the corporate world.[/quote]

The show “The Office” with the dude from “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” is also quite good.

If I had a dollar for every useless thing put in motion to cover someone’s @$$ I’d be a very, very rich man…

Atta Papers Destroyed on Orders
Associated Press
Sep 16, 7:24 AM ET
A Pentagon employee was ordered to destroy documents that identified Mohamed Atta as a terrorist two years before the 2001 attacks, a congressman said Thursday.

The employee is prepared to testify next week before the Senate Judiciary Committee and was expected to identify the person who ordered him to destroy the large volume of documents, said Rep. Curt Weldon (news, bio, voting record), R-Pa.

Weldon declined to identify the employee, citing confidentiality matters. Weldon described the documents as “2.5 terabytes” - as much as one-fourth of all the printed materials in the Library of Congress, he added.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050916/ap_on_go_co/sept11_hijackers

Ahh… I love how everyone who is the least bit skeptical is called a Kook… Crazy… wears a tin-foil hat.

Didn’t Chris write a blog about “sheeple” before? People who believe everything they are told (conspiracys are hard to pull off). Just like Enron and Tyco right? They couldnt have done anything wrong… its just too hard (hangs up $6,000 shower curtain).

I have to agree the left makes some F’n stupid remarks (Bush blowing up levees to kill blacks) but you can’t just blow EVERYTHING off becuase it seems a little off.

I cant help but laugh when JTF prints an article on here that he has nothing to do with, and comes from a reputable source, and it gets blown off because the people just flat out wont accept any contradictory info to the thoughts they already have. Amazing.

Lonnie

There’s a pretty big jump to get from being “the least bit skeptical” to the tin-foil hat wearing nut jobs that are being lambasted here.

But you probably already knew that, right?

Lonnie

I think a lot of it comes from crying wolf. If everything is a conspiracy in someone’s mind then when a real one comes along people ignore you.

The Hell’s Angels have a saying. “Any two people can keep a secret…as long as one of them is dead.” It’s why most conspiracies whither in the light of day.