The other story hit the news with little fanfare, but it's a real eye opener. The news discussed a drug deal gone bad in Carson City. Some drug dealers were trying to sell some guy sugar rather than meth. The drug user figured it out and backed out. But the drug dealers saw his wad of cash and got other ideas and an altercation resulting in the guy getting shot (in the butt if I recall). This is about all the news reported. A few days later on talk radio, callers reported that a congregation in Carson City was trying to distance themselves from their new pastor after he got shot in a drug deal.
Along these lines. If the world were perfect, a pastor would be up for a moral leadership award. But not here. The nominee this year was a marketing director of a casino. This person is probably very nice. I don't begrudge them their commercial success. Yet, at the same time, didn't it occur to anybody on the nomination committee that it is this person's lot in life to figure out how to appeal to the unmoral aspects of humanity? One casino in town advertises that people should stop off for free drinks and cheap appetizers on their way home from work. After all, it is to a casinos benefit to get alcoholics in the door on pay day! Woot! Woot!
Then again, maybe the bad karma is cancelled out with all the good decisions they make too? Casinos are looking out for the people that can handle their booze and gambling too. The benefit to the non-drinking public whose cars get rammed in casino parking garages is all the surrveillance. The first time my brother witnessed a drunk take a wide corner in a narrow parking garage and destroy a Jaguar, when the drunk got out and tried to bribe him into not reporting it to the police, my brother pointed at the security camera.
I found a short movie on human values today. It's linked to behind the image of the dog and cat.
Here are a few posts I've seen recently that lead to strange tidbits elsewhere in the world.
- Fellow NCP author Anita Verkerk describes a Smurf
- Cheating Hubby Exposed By Parrot -- There are some interesting lamp images on this blog. They're kind of like the leg lamp in the movie Christmas Story.
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