The World According To Bob

Bob Allen is a philosopher and cyber libertarian. He advocates for the basic human rights of men. Bob has learned to cut through the political nonsense, the propaganda hate, the surface discourse, and talk about the underlying metamessage that the front is hiding. Bob tells it like it is and lets the chips fall where they may. If you like what you read be sure to bookmark this blog and share it with your friends.

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You can't make wrong into right by doing wrong more effectively. It's time for real MEN to stand up and take back our families, our society, and our self respect. It is not a crime to be born a man. It is not a crime to act manly.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Dangerous Work

Over 95% of on-the-job deaths are men. Every day real MEN go to work and risk our lives to provide for our families. Today we read of the crew of another fishing boat, The Lady of Grace, that sank 11 nautical miles north of Nantucket. Read Story She now lies on her port side on the bottom of the sea in 36 feet of water, with her life raft still attached. When last heard from the Lady of Grace was trying to return to New Bedford Harbor at 5 a.m. Saturday after hearing warnings of bad weather. Frigid sea conditions may have caused heavy ice to build up on her topside and caused capsize, but the specific cause of the sinking is not known. A search has found no survivors from among the crew. Men of the crew who are now presumed to be lost were Antonio Barroqueiro, Rogerio Vendura, Mario Farinha, and Joao Silva. "We've been through this so many times before in the last 150 years," said state Sen. Mark Montigny, D-New Bedford. "At first there's hope and prayers, and then hope begins to fade."

Bob is always saddened when he hears of the sacrifice of any man who dies while working to provide for the needs of his family and his community. Fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations that men commonly pursue. Other high hazardous occupations include farming, logging, mining, and construction. The work of real men to provide the basic necessities of our lives is usually a dangerous job. The men who work each day to providing food, clothing, housing, and manufactured goods are always at risk. More good men die in on-the-job deaths every year than from the causes which play so loudly on network news channels, and yet the deaths of countless hard working men goes almost unnoticed.

We frequently hear the sniveling of pathetic blue gun thugs as they whine about risking their lives, but the truth is that gun thugs have one of the least dangerous jobs. The municipal street maintenance crew is three times as likely to die on the job as the cowardly pig in the blue suit. The municipal garbage collector is five times as likely to die doing his job, according to OSHA statistics. Fishermen, miners, farmers, and loggers are more than 5 times as likely to die on the job, and that’s if they don't die young from job related medical problems such as black lung. The crew of The Lady of Grace were real men, men who did an honest day's work for an honest reward, men who risked their lives every day to provide the food on our tables. May they and all the other men who died on the job today be honored and long remembered.

3 Comments:

Blogger The Geezer said...

Nice tribute, Bob. Much nicer than your usual spew, but I enjoy reading that too.

The Geezer

January 29, 2007 11:33 AM  
Anonymous C said...

I was watching a program this night about the men who helped to contain and dissipate the nuclear fall out at Chernobyl in Pripyat, Ukraine.
This disaster happened in the early morning hours on April 26th, 1986.

Do you know that there were thousands of Men that helped to prevent that disaster from getting worse than it could have become?

These men risked their lives to protect millions of Russians, Europeans and Asians from a huge disaster.

What I did not realize when watching this was that the nuclear matter that was (and probably still is smoldering to this day) underneath reactor #4 was seeping into a pool of thousands of gallons of water, which if not purged/drained would have set off a massive thermo-nuclear reaction that would have made the original atomic bomb look like a bottle rocket. Which was capable of a blast radius of 200+ miles!

Thousands of Men are unaccounted for to this day, who helped to prevent impending disaster from happening.

These men literally saved half the world from destruction with their bravery, their courage and their action.

It really is an amazing story when you realize how serious it was for these Ukrainian, Russian and other men to risk their lives in deadly radiation to protect the lives of millions of others!

It has been only 2o+ years now since April 26th, 1986.

And the radiation/fallout is going to be there for a long time.

Those men who contained the molten plutonium and graphite with lead, those men who constructed the so called tomb around reactor #4, the tunnelers and the construction workers and the liquidators were heroes for their selfless action.

Thank You to all of them.

If you do see this program some time it is interesting to realize how crucial the situation was, and I recommend seeing it.

From C.

January 29, 2007 10:46 PM  
Blogger Forty_Two said...

How did that Monty Python song go?

There's men above,
There's men below,
There's men amidship too.

Throw away your rubbers,
'Cause all we got is men, men, men, men,men, men, men, men.....

January 31, 2007 6:49 AM  

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