Scotts 2 Cents

October 9, 2008

Perception

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Check out this video, good luck.

Human Perception and Attentiveness

Humans are interesting.  Most of them.

September 17, 2008

Evacuee Behavior – Hurricane Gustav

Similar stories were common coming out of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and they need to be heard.  This is absolutely ridiculous.  This is how people act?  Deplorable.

This past spring into summer (2008) there was catastrophic flooding in Iowa – if you watched the Olympics you heard about Shawn Johnson’s hometown flooding.  That was the case over much of the state of Iowa, a disaster very near the level of any hurricane, homes were destroyed, livelihoods taken.  

What didn’t come out of Iowa were stories like this one.  Nobody looted, nobody begged for handouts, nobody cried racism, nobody blamed the Federal Gov’t, nobody blamed anybody.  Instead people helped their friends and neighbors the best they could; people acted like human beings.   

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September 16, 2008

Good or Evil?

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When I started this blog I really had no idea what it would be or what it would turn in to.  I’m still not sure I know.

So far I’ve avoided politics, but…Obama….seriously people….really? 
Okay, that’s enough controversy.  Luckily, nobody really reads this stuff.

So my question today is not so simple and not exactly new, ground breaking thinking but I wonder….

Are people naturally (or instinctively) good and they have to try to be (or learn to be) evil?  Or are we all evil trying to be good?
Perhaps evil is the wrong word, maybe that gives too much negative conotation.  Good or Bad?  Does that make it easier?

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July 28, 2008

Old Friends

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When I first started this blog it was mainly to learn about how WordPress worked and how blogs worked.  My intent was to ramble on about things that I wanted to vent about.  Like idiot drivers, horrible customer service, the stunningly inaccurate weather forecasts in Kansas City, how bad our local sports teams are and why, etc…  I had planned to drop a few of the e-mails we all get and secretly love reading in here just for some content.  Turns out that’s about all I’ve really done so far.  When I’m driving, or lying awake and a rant pops into my head it sounds good and very blog worthy but by the time I get around to actually putting it down in “print” it either doesn’t sound so good or more commonly I’m just not that fired up about it anymore.  But today, something a bit different.  A reflection about old friends and why we lose touch and why it’s so nice when we hear from them.  Deep Thoughts with Jack Handy it’s not but perhaps if anybody ever reads this they won’t at least be left thinking they’ve just wasted 6 minutes of their life that they can never get back.

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March 20, 2008

I was stunned

Filed under: People,Stuff that really pisses me off — Scott @

I simply couldn’t believe it.  My wife and I along with our 1 1/2 year old daughter in her stroller were at the community center where our son takes a Tae-Kwan-Do class each week.  We’ve been going for several months now and with perfect regularity parents have pulled up chairs along the window on the side, then curving out toward the door then starting rows behind.  It’s tough to explain and I’m not going to draw it – it really doesn’t matter at all – it does not change what shocked me, what happened was ridiculous even without a very well known informal seating situation.

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