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What's wrong with society these days?

Updated on February 24, 2012

Try mistreating me!

Cuda, my pit bull, at 17 years of age, on a cliff in PEI. She lived to 21.
Cuda, my pit bull, at 17 years of age, on a cliff in PEI. She lived to 21. | Source

How do they survive? Outwit the dimwits?

Outwit, Outlast, Get Outta Here!


When people go onto the show "Survivor", it appears that most of them have never seen the show before. They show up in street clothes with unsightly underwear, mismatched bra and panty sets and even some who bring dress shoes and suits. Do any of these brainiacs not realize that living in a jungle-beach atmosphere for over 90 days might somehow involve the need for a bathing suit? How about bringing a lighter, or even a magnifying glass on a chain around their neck for fire?

How can people be so stupid?

Okay, for the first season, and possibly even the second or third seasons I could possibly understand why some people would show up wearing what they do. But, come on! Season after season people show up for the show wearing the most inappropriate clothes possible.

Girls I can understand. Well, some of them at least. For a gorgeous, 20-something athletic beauty to bare all, wearing slinky panties and see through bras can be quite the advantage, a major distraction to other players (the opposite sex) as well as making themselves wanted by their male companions.

Do any viewers not realize that the majority of couples on reality TV shows are getting together solely for competitive and personal reasons? Do the cast know they're being used? Probably, but again probably they don't care because these girls are just gorgeous, ripped abs, firm young breasts and overly pixelated shots of them bending over. While dating one of the leaders of the group, a girl or guy can pretty much guarantee a 3rd place finish. Throw in a timely competition win, and a seat in the finals is not out of the picture for someone hooking up with the right person.

Really, most of the people who watch Survivor don't think why the contestants still keep showing up wearing such inappropriate clothes. I'd have zip-off cargo pants and a bush shirt, a Swiss Army knife and a flint on a chain around my neck.

Would you hurt either of these?

18-month old Buck and a stranger's baby on PEI beach.
18-month old Buck and a stranger's baby on PEI beach. | Source

And then God created idiots...

The "National Enquirer" posted a picture of Whitney Houston in her coffin, apparently during her viewing and just prior to burial. It shows and claims that she was wearing 1/2 Million dollars in jewellery, making her coffin an immediate goal for coffin robbers! Now, there will be incessant attempts to rob her dead body of the valuable trinkets.

What's wrong with people these days?

Is Reality TV Too Real or Just Stupid?

Reality TV or just idiots looking for fame?


Ho-boy! Have you seen the number of new shows on TV that appeal to the "reality TV" generation? You might as well call it a generation, because they are putting new shows on the tube on a seemingly weekly basis. From parents selling their infants to early prostitution (Toddlers and Tiaras) to girls playing with pigs in the mud (Hogs Gone Wild, etc), from Hairy Bikers to Hauling Wars, Storage Wars (when good storage units go bad), and all the different tattoo shows, TV has it all.

But, are they going too far now?


The new stable of shows now includes My Favorite Addiction, in which people who play with dolls (every hour of every day), snort baby powder (yes, I did say baby powder) or wear adult diapers (and nothing else). Now, people actually put themselves on TV, for all to see, while they do these asinine things!

Really, what has come to society? What's wrong with people these days?

Who had the idea that we should go around, finding people who do really stupid things and offer them a 1/2 hour TV show? To put it bluntly, not only are we encouraging these actions, we are paying them to do it!

Pure bliss.

Buck, my Goldie, age 3 months, got in the bag himself on Christmas eve. Notice the picture on the bag! He was killed by a police car on his second birthday, on our way back from buying him his first T-bone steak.
Buck, my Goldie, age 3 months, got in the bag himself on Christmas eve. Notice the picture on the bag! He was killed by a police car on his second birthday, on our way back from buying him his first T-bone steak. | Source

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Where's the fire?

Must We ALL Die?

Yes. Sorry, Virginia, the North won the war, Santa Clause doesn't exist, and we all must die. If Heaven truly does exist, will it survive the end of the universe? The Universe had a beginning, we have proven that, and everything that has a beginning must also have an end. The universe is expanding at ever increasing rates, and this can't go on indefinitely. Just like all dogs go to heaven, all Suns must burn out. They implode and form black holes.More facts.

Our Sun will follow suit.It will implode within itself.

Maybe not for billions of years, but then again, it could be December 22, 2012. No matter when it happens, it will happen; our Sun will eventually implode, taking out our entire Solar System with it. A big black hole may even be created, turning this sector of the Universe into a Death Valley of space.

Now, if you do commit suicide, think of these possibilities;

1) Your ailment was about to be cured, and if you would have stuck around, you would have had a complete recovery.

2) If there is a God, Devil, Heaven and Hell, guess who you're about to meet? (Hint; he's rather horny.)

3) You may never see the first contact with an Alien race, or our first manned foray into deep space.

4) Best of all, you could actually miss the Vancouver Canucks' Stanley Cup Parade, or, more unlikely, the Toronto Maple Leafs' Stanley Cup Parade (for themselves, not for Buffalo!).

So, although these reasons are nowhere near enough to sway someone's mind when they have decided to take their own lives, as long as they aren't facing imminent, painful death from an illness, with any hope it will at least give them pause for concern, and to think.

What's the rush to die? Once engaged upon, there's no coming back. no reneging on the deal.

All dogs go to Heaven. People, not so much.

Would somebody please throw this bloody ball already!
Would somebody please throw this bloody ball already! | Source

What's wrong with society these days?

This beautiful pup was killed by a police car on his second birthday, at a major intersection in Ottawa's west end. They tried to make me pay for the repairs to the cruiser. My lawyer at the time got in touch with the police services board, venting and threatening press involvement. They withdrew the claim and offered me a refund of what I paid for him, which was also rescinded.

I had 11 witnesses - the police car sped through a yellow light, too late and hit the red. I was just starting across the road and he hit my dog, sending him over 60 feet in the air - 3 lanes of the road, and he got run over by 2 passing cars in the other lane.

The intersection had 2 schools on opposite corners and a store on another corner, with the Ottawa School Board on another corner, a police precinct on the other corner - basically 3 school zones, a park, shopping mall and a cop shop at one intersection, and a 105 pound dog got thrown over 60 feet in the air, by an officer leaving the precinct to get home, after putting in overtime... I will always wonder how fast he was going, and whether he was playing with his radio?

There were wonderful people though. Two big guys carried him for me, 3 blocks to the vet - he didn't stand a chance, but needed to be put down, he was alive and suffering greatly. The "officer" actually offered to pay for the costs, but the next day, at the vet's. the story had been "altered" to the accident being my fault and the "officer" not willing to pay dime one!

I was in shock for over 2 weeks afterwards. I'm sure that "cop" slept well, though.

And, the good news?

About 3 months later, the people I bought him from came by my place with a tiny little black dog. All the trimmings included too - leash, collar, food, toys, bed, etc. He had the same mother as the one that got killed, but his father was a king doberman, an Ottawa police dog who lived next door to the owners.

They sued the police for ruining their bitch and got $25,000 - and the cops wanted to make me pay to fix the fender of the cop's car that killed my dog...

What's wrong with society these days?

Ziggy - Same Mother, Different Father.

Ziggy, half-brother of Buck, the Golden killed by a reckless, speeding officer in a rush to leave the precinct. He is 1/2 Golden Retriever, 1/2 King Doberman Pincher.
Ziggy, half-brother of Buck, the Golden killed by a reckless, speeding officer in a rush to leave the precinct. He is 1/2 Golden Retriever, 1/2 King Doberman Pincher. | Source

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    • Marc Babineau profile image
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      Marc Babineau 5 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Thanks for the visit, Eddy! I also look forward to having you drop by more frequently!

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      A great hub ,but sadly so true !!!

      I vote up and now look forward to reading many more by you.

      Eddy.

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      Marc Babineau 5 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Thanks for the visit, Angela!

      I've always had 2 dogs at the same time for the past 30 years or so, and would rather have them as companions than most people! Losing a pet is a horrible loss (next to people, of course!), and once gone they can't be replaced. But, we can move on and start another trip with a new companion...

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      Angela Blair 5 years ago from Central Texas

      So sorry you lost your friend -- I'm a critter person and lost both my Cockers this year. They were like family as I'm sure your dog was. Unkindness to animals is beyond understanding and there's something terribly wrong with people who have no compassion.I read your Hub with tears in my eyes. Best/Sis

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      eye say 5 years ago from Canada

      well said Marc!

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      Marc Babineau 5 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      I agree eye...

      But, as long as that surface gets scratched, then maybe people will start thinking, and start treating their dogs as they should be treated. And for those who want dogs for status symbols, security only, or other selfish reasons, get a stuffed toy and an alarm system, and leave the dogs for people who will love, feed and run them.

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      eye say 5 years ago from Canada

      there's a lot wrong and i think you're just scratching the surface

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      Marc Babineau 5 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Well, thankfully they are now looking into repealing the anti=pit bull legislation in most of Canada, mainly Ontario. Smaller dogs account for over 85% of dog bites. The only difference is you really notice it when a pit bull bites you - not so much with miniature dachshunds.

      marc

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      anelson805 5 years ago from Whitehouse, Texas

      I whole-heartedly agree. It is typical of small breeds as well. Smaller breeds have a more tenacious personality, and as such, people who impulse buy small dogs don't realize what they are getting themselves into. Consequently, they end up in a shelter.

      I'm too am dismayed at your story. We had a Catahoula-Blue Heeler/German Shephard mix. He was an awesome dog but we had to give him to a family in Dallas not long ago. I miss that dog like I would miss my left foot. Sorry for your loss

      Aaron

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      Mandy 5 years ago from Oman

      Yes.. absolutely - what's wrong with society these days! I can't understand why people take pets and not look after them. I've seen so many cases. And with the way they can be so negligent... they don't train the dogs at all and then whine that their dog cannot be handled with ease and is ferocious. There's nothing wrong with the dog being ferocious for the right reasons, but there has to be a certain amount of control over it that the owner should have or be able to exercise.

      Marc, I am sorry for your loss. I am sure your Goldie was super special. I had a dog named Huggie and he was 'mine' although he belonged to the family. I had to leave him back when I got married and moved to my inlaws' place. Was so sad when he passed away a few months later - more from fretting. There was no way I could take him with me, not with the new place having nearly 8 dogs, none of them mine... and all spoiled rotten that the owner didn't mind who they bit or chased around town if the gates were left open. Neither did we have place indoors for my Huggie.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      The biggest measure of any man is how he treats those below him- animals! Great hub.. glad there are people out there in the world who care.. :)

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      Ann Marie Dwyer 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      An interesting, yet disturbing tale. My fiance works with animal control, and we are constantly disgusted with the people who treat their animals in such shameful manners.

      Glad to know all of yours have good homes.

      Red.

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      Marc Babineau 5 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      People just have to realize, before getting one, that having a dog is a major responsibility. You do not own a dog, it owns you.

      Thanks for that, ShyeAnne - that was about 11 years ago now, but it still hurts, especially the "what if's" - my Goldie was killed right on his 2nd birthday, at 105 pounds and smarter than any dog I have ever known.

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      ShyeAnne 5 years ago from Deep Bay, British Columbia, Canada

      This is a very sad story. People have dogs for many reasons and sadly, the dogs are not always treated like the amazing creatures they are.

      I am sorry for your loss and for what seems to be gross mishandling of your pet's death.