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Science says Anger at work is okay. That makes me ANGRY!

 

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Studies suggest moral anger at work is good — if you work with racka-frassin’ VARMITS!

 
Anger is actually beneficial for the workplace. That’s the conclusion of a scientific study published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior. And what can I say except that makes me angry.Ironic, I know, but here’s why:

You should never have to tell people that it’s okay to be angry. In fact, when people go around saying it’s okay to be angry, that in and of itself is a sure sign of emotional dysfunction. Read more

First came the Windmillers, then came the Earthquakes

Guys, who or what is a fracker? London’s newspaper, The Independent, blamed them for Oklahoma’s earthquakes in an article posted on Drudge.

I’ve met many men out here in the West Texas oilfield. Guys who’ve swung hammers on fracking jobs, guys who drive sand trucks, guys who run coiled-tubing jobs. But nobody has introduced himself to me as a fracker.

“Nice to meet you, Mr. Kinkade, my name is Alistair Wimbledon and I am a fracker.” Read more

Russians Stockpile Doomsday Salt

Russians salt.Drudge had up this article from the Telegraph about how Russians are gearing up for the Mayan calandar December 21 doomsday and hoarding salt.(Russian residents buy up tinned goods and matches ahead of apocalypse) Here’s a curious part, germane to feedingjimmy.com

In an editorial on Friday, the Moscow broadsheet Vedomosti said the atmosphere of unease reflected something deep in the Russian character. “Your average American will run for salt and matches only under the real threat of a storm or tornado, announced by the authorities for the next day.
“Our Russian psychosis has two curious features. Firstly, that an 80 per cent Christian Orthodox society for some reason reacts to a Mayan calendar which no one has even seen. And secondly, that the end of the world is perceived as an economic crisis that can be survived on the banal level of consumption.”

Talk about cultural misconceptions. When Mr. Vedomosti sees Americans swarming the grocery stores ahead of a hurricane, he thinks we’re clamoring for salt. Nyet. Americans don’t get salt. We’re getting the infamous french toast ingredients, milk, bread, and eggs. (Actually, Egg Beater brand fat free egg substitute.)

Americans think salt is bad. Why would they get salt ahead of a storm? Americans can’t even keep their shovel through the summer, and we’re at the hardware store the first sign of blizzard.
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