Organized Cheese Bandits Strike!
Well there is still no clue to the cheese bandit mystery. Yes you read that right…cheese bandits. Someone stolen $46000 worth of cheese. All over the news today the reporters are calling it “organized” cheese bandits. A semi trailer with 41000 pounds of Wisconsin best parmesan cheese was stolen. This particular theft was a year ago and still no idea on who did it.
Hmm now I’m no cheese connoisseur unless of course you call triscuit and sliced cheese a connoisseur but what would someone do with that much cheese and did they even know that’s what was in the trailer. The driver left the trailer in a lot that “looked” secure. You know it had security cameras.
Cargo crimes are increasing but typically the items that are stolen are easy to sell. Cheese on the other hand is extremely difficult. This isn’t the first time a truck load of cheese was taken. One was found at a grocery store and recovered. They say with food, it is typically sold to the mom and pop shops for cheaper than ordering through a legitimate company.
Some say well no harm no foul. Well it is foul because the price ends up increasing to cover the theft. In the end we all pay for these thieves. Easy money, not so easy to me. I wonder where they store the trailer? It can’t be too much in the open but then again maybe it can. Take the markers off and paint the trailer and boom, brand new. Then though you still have the problem of rotten cheese if you don’t get rid of it.
Sounds like to much trouble to me so I will keep my triscuit and sliced cheese and leave the “good” cheese to these bandits!
My niece ran into the house and looked me square in the eye and said “what do you think of PewDiePie”? Hmm I thought and I quickly tried to think of something to say. I knew I truly had no idea what this was. A tv show, food, cartoon, I had no clue. Finally I said “well honey what is a PewDiePie”? She looked and me and shook her head and walked away.
I realized at that very moment this must be something very important so like any sane adult, I googled it except then I didn’t know what the spelling was so I guessed. Low and behold I found it…a YouTube channel. But could this really be what she was talking about? Couldn’t be. Oh but I was wrong because yes it was.
I watched a video and couldn’t get through it. A short time later I tried another and made it half way through. I actually said out loud, “what the hell”. Why this person?
I called her back in the house and said do you really know what this channel is and why the heck would you watch this stuff? She stood up and said “it’s funny and don’t act so old”. So old. I actually didn’t find it funny or humorous in any way shape or form. Does that make me old? Is it a generation thing? What I find as insulting the younger generation finds funny? Can I not just view this person as a youtube personality and nothing else. I don’t think I can and I think I’m OK with that.
I am still getting familiar with WordPress and all of the very cool things that it is capable of. I still need to do my avatar. Odd thing is I thought I did but I noticed it didn’t take. I guess the saying is true…practice makes perfect. I’ll keep trying to enhance this blog. In the meantime though I will type out my thoughts and wonders.
Today I read an article about a YouTube channel that is being accused of child abuse. I found that appalling and not sure if it was the truth because in my mind I wondered why someone would put that in the internet. I researched and couldn’t believe what I saw. Two adults with five children and the adults would “prank” the kids to the point of crying and screaming. Every other word from the parents were cuss words. The parents said it was all scripted but I have never seen a child “act” like that. It truly broke my heart. It seemed like the youngest child was the primary one that got picked on. The channel had over 200,000 subscribers so they were doing this for the money. Now because of this terrible behavior, they get no more money and they are being investigated for child abuse. Whether it was scripted or an act I think the parents need if not legal ramifications but certainly therapy and parenting classes. I’m trying to figure out what I am struggling with the most. The parents abuse/behavior or the fact that some of the comments were terribly inappropriate. Is that the world we are in? Part of me says yes it is but the other part still holds out hope that there is more good in this world than bad.
If that wasn’t bad enough, I had a friend text me and said we are on the verge of war again. Hmmm I thought. I of course went and read the news on a break from work. I see leaders of three countries acting way to macho and none of them want to back down. We have Russia and North Korea and then the United States, all heavyweights and have much to lose but also to gain. It’s a scary time. Verbal threats will lead to action and action will lead to destruction. I remember my grandparents who lived through the great depression say to me when I was younger “honey, you have to trust your president to do the right thing”. Goodness I am trying. I am putting my faith in all of our leadership to stop the verbal fights on social media and get down to business. Fix what is broken and build relationships. I know, I know, easier said than done.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to talk to the leader of another country and what would you say?
The world of political disagreements.
Today I had a conversation with a friend and she told me of her family and the arguments that politics have caused. I sat and listened intently and then asked “why can’t people just express themselves and have a voice without criticism”. She replied “well that’s not the way the world works”.
As I sit here and write this I am still shaking my head. Why isn’t it? I don’t agree with my family but I am aware that I don’t have too and I won’t love them any less because we differ. I am also all to familiar with family disagreements over this subject.
My family has also been split by the political arena. I have a few cousins that are firm Trump supports and I have a few family members that were Hillary supporters. On various topics they would discuss but it would always end in an argument and pretty hateful words. All because of what? A difference of opinion. I can sit and listen as long as it’s respectful and hear everyone out because maybe I am missing something or not thinking of all aspects. I try very hard to allow people their opinion without “jumping”. I might be upset at their thought process but I look and say “we disagree and we have to agree to disagree but I love you”. Sometimes depending on the subject, it is very hard because I am a passionate person and believe strongly in certain things. The belief for a better future is one. The belief that all women should be allowed to make decisions for themselves. The belief that all children are precious. The belief that everyone deserves a chance.
Maybe I am a dreamer, maybe just maybe, that dream might come true.
For a long time now the events of the world as plagued me. I think about everything from police relations to politics to religion. It’s not that my thoughts or opinions are right or accurate as much as it is that certain items make me think.
I think about the “what ifs” in life. What if we had better police relations? What if people didn’t let their opinions interfere in their own growth? What if we didn’t have to worry about North Korea or Russia? What would this world be like? I wonder.
I have been told that I am an analyzer, someone who listens to others or reads an article and then I will analyze it. I crave the answer to “why”. Why did something happen or why wasn’t it changed. I remember as a child asking those questions all the time. In school I think the teachers got upset with me but I truly just wanted to know. I want things to make sense and when they don’t my mind goes into a tailspin.
It’s not just the “important” things either. It’s anything. I watch people work with their hands like a carpenter and I wonder how or where they learned it from and why can’t I do it…you know because they make it look so easy. Of course it is not. They work hard at their craft.
Maybe this is what keeps me going. Asking the whys. Wanting to know more. Wanting to understand. I don’t know yet but I am hoping to continue the journey to Why.
This is the post excerpt.
There is so much happening in our world today that at times I find myself overwhelmed with it all. I felt I needed a avenue to express all these thoughts so I decided to start this blog as a way to express my thoughts on life. General thoughts on day to day affairs, specific thoughts on various items such as daily news items and even gain wisdom on myself. To grow and mature is what I seek and maybe even to change someone’s thoughts or opinions on something that is happening in our world today.
I appreciate feedback and will do my best to respond to all.
I thank you for reading my posts and taking time out of your day. Hopefully this will be a long and wonderful journey for us all.