Episode 6:Linguist, Germanic, and (I’m Sorry-ish) Curse words fucking history

Its absurd to be so absurd

Linguist  This happens to be a fall of Crawford and how pronunciation can be deceiving. We researched this past week about the history of language. Profanity is a problem because you are offended by it.  When it comes down to the reality of it, these issues are another portion of societal divide. Germanic language is where a majority of our favorite words come from, as is most of our language.
Where did the divide come besides nobles and the poor? Really, no where. We divided ourselves many a moon ago by class by language. If you could not decipher which class some one was a part of you simply had to listen to them and you could tell by their ‘absurd’ and ‘vulgar’ language. We feel that not much has changed, except this time people are more offended by less offensive words and not offended by the most offensive words. Offensive these days has more to do with using words to bully people and how they use their words with such negative connotation towards one specific human being, where beforehand offensive words were just curse words.  Curse words are really not that offensive are they? Are they more offensive than racist language? I mean, really, are they?

What we can do is be less offended by curse words and offer positive reinforcement for being such fouled mouth human beings. I don’t think that you are ignorant because you say Fuck, Shit, Ass, Bitch, and all the other words that are considered hurtful to ear drums, but I do think you are less of a person if you won’t open the door for the old person behind you.  Having respect for your elders and others around you does go a long way, so do not use foul language to purposefully hurt someone; especially your mama; but understand how saying FUCK and saying FUCK YOU has two different meanings.

Within the realm of offensiveness and others we do dive in to how other countries take on offensive language. Each country has their own rules and regulations as to what you can prosecuted for when using curse words in the public and Wiki gave some good information about profanity . You can, in certain countries be arrested for your language. However, in America, profanity is protected by freedom of speech. Know your constitutional rights in the First Amendment while we still have it.


Beyond language that we speak, we should also remember the culture we come from. The story Crawford puts out about the Chief and not knowing his culture is beyond shocking to me and I will never understand some human beings in this planet. I also have a hard time understanding the English language, pronunciation, and well, sometimes just writing what we just talked about.


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Net Neutrality is the devil and you better fucking believe this is contained knowledge and keeping us from one another. DO NOT ALLOW NET NEUTRALITY to happen! I can not tell you how much you need to take your 45 minutes of Facebook time off the table and read about Net Neutrality, so actually there, i told you. Here is the truth:

SOURCE: SAVE THE INTERNET 

When you go online you have certain expectations. You expect to be connected to whatever website you want. You expect that your cable or phone company isn’t messing with the data and is connecting you to all websites, applications and content you choose. You expect to be in control of your internet experience.

When you use the internet you expect Net Neutrality.

Net Neutrality is the basic principle that prohibits internet service providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from speeding up, slowing down or blocking any content, applications or websites you want to use. Net Neutrality is the way that the internet has always worked.

In 2015, millions of activists pressured the Federal Communications Commission to adopt historic Net Neutrality rules that keep the internet free and open — allowing you to share and access information of your choosing without interference.

But right now this win is in jeopardy: Trump’s FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, wants to destroy Net Neutrality. And on May 18, the FCC voted to let Pai’s internet-killing plan move forward.

What is Net Neutrality?

Net Neutrality is the internet’s guiding principle: It preserves our right to communicate freely online.

Net Neutrality means an internet that enables and protects free speech. It means that ISPs should provide us with open networks — and shouldn’t block or discriminate against any applications or content that ride over those networks. Just as your phone company shouldn’t decide who you call and what you say on that call, your ISP shouldn’t interfere with the content you view or post online.

Without Net Neutrality, cable and phone companies could carve the internet into fast and slow lanes. An ISP could slow down its competitors’ content or block political opinions it disagreed with. ISPs could charge extra fees to the few content companies that could afford to pay for preferential treatment — relegating everyone else to a slower tier of service. This would destroy the open internet.

What would happen if we lost Net Neutrality?

The internet without Net Neutrality isn’t really the internet. Unlike the open internet that has paved the way for so much innovation and given a platform to people who have historically been shut out, it would become a closed-down network where cable and phone companies call the shots and decide which websites, content or applications succeed.

This would have an enormous impact. Companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon would be able to decide who is heard and who isn’t. They’d be able to block websites or content they don’t like or applications that compete with their own offerings.

Without Net Neutrality, how would activists be able to fight against oppression? What would happen to social movements like the Movement for Black Lives? How would the next disruptive technology, business or company emerge if internet service providers only let incumbents succeed?

Didn’t we already win strong Net Neutrality rules?

Yes. After a decade-long battle over the future of the internet, the FCC adopted strong Net Neutrality rules based on Title II of the Communications Act, giving internet users the strongest protections possible.

But ever since then opponents have done everything they can to destroy Net Neutrality. And Chairman Pai — a former Verizon lawyer — is moving fast to destroy the open internet. He must be stopped.

Why is Title II so important?

Courts rejected two earlier FCC attempts to craft Net Neutrality rules and told the agency that if it wanted to adopt such protections it needed to use the proper legal foundation: Title II. ​In February 2015, the FCC did just that, ​giving ​internet users the strongest possible Net Neutrality rules when it reclassified broadband providers as common carriers under Title II. Title II gives the FCC the authority it needs to ensure that companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon can’t block, throttle or otherwise interfere with web traffic. Title II preserves the internet’s level playing field, allowing people to share and access information of their choosing. These rules have ushered in a historic era of online innovation and investment — and have withstood two court challenges from industry.

But Chairman Pai wants to ditch Title II and return the FCC to a “light touch” Title I approach. Translation: Pai wants to give control of the internet to the very companies that violated Net Neutrality for years before the FCC adopted its current rules in 2015. Title I would do nothing to protect internet users like you.

Who’s attacking Net Neutrality?

Big phone and cable companies and their lobbyists filed suit almost as soon as the Net Neutrality rules were adopted. Free Press jumped in and helped argue the case defending the FCC — and on June 14, 2016, a federal appeals court upheld the open-internet protections in all respects. However, the ISPS are still trying to challenge these rules in court.

Meanwhile, industry-funded Net Neutrality opponents in Congress have done everything they can  to dismantle or undermine the rules. Legislators have introduced numerous deceptive bills and attached damaging riders to must-pass government-funding bills.

The 4 million people who spoke out in support of Net Neutrality in 2015 are fired up and ready to fight back — and you can join them here.

Why is Net Neutrality crucial for communities of color?

The open internet allows people of color to tell their own stories and organize for racial and social justice. When activists are able to turn out thousands of people in the streets at a moment’s notice, it’s because ISPs aren’t allowed to block their messages or websites.

The mainstream media have long misrepresented, ignored and harmed people of color. And thanks to systemic racism, economic inequality and runaway media consolidation, people of color own just a handful of broadcast stations. The lack of diverse ownership is a primary reason why the media have gotten away with criminalizing and otherwise stereotyping communities of color.

The open internet allows people of color and other vulnerable communities to bypass traditional media gatekeepers. Without Net Neutrality, ISPs could block speech and prevent dissident voices from speaking freely online. Without Net Neutrality, people of color would lose a vital platform.

And without Net Neutrality, millions of small businesses owned by people of color wouldn’t be able to compete against larger corporations online, which would deepen economic disparities.

Why is Net Neutrality important for businesses?

Net Neutrality is crucial for small business owners, startups and entrepreneurs, who rely on the open internet to launch their businesses, create markets, advertise their products and services, and reach customers. We need the open internet to foster job growth, competition and innovation.

Net Neutrality lowers the barriers of entry by preserving the internet’s fair and level playing field. It’s because of Net Neutrality that small businesses and entrepreneurs have been able to thrive online,.

No company should be allowed to interfere with this open marketplace. ISPs are the internet’s gatekeepers, and without Net Neutrality, they would seize every possible opportunity to profit from that gatekeeper position.

Without Net Neutrality, the next Google or Facebook would never get off the ground.

What can we do now?

Chairman Pai wants to replace the agency’s strong rules with “voluntary” conditions that no ISP would ever comply with. Pai unveiled his plan in a closed-door meeting with industry lobbyists in April 2017 and and officially kicked off a proceeding on May 18, 2017, when the FCC voted along party lines to move this proposal​ forward.

The Trump administration is doing everything in its power to clamp down on dissent. If we lose Net Neutrality, it will have succeeded.

Millions have already taken a stand to defend our rights to connect and communicate. Take action now and join the fight.

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Freedom, Debt, Prisons, (coffee) Profit! (07.04.17)

“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” The actual fucking amendment, SO HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

Seriously though we need to take a hard look at ourselves America.

  • Half of the worlds prison population, about 9 million, is held in prisons in America, Russia, or China.
  • Prison rates in the US are the world’s highest, at 724 people per 100,000.
  • In Russia the rate is 581.At 145 per 100,000, the imprisonment rate of England and Wales is at about the midpoint worldwide.
  • Many of the lowest rates are in developing countries, but overcrowding can be a serious problem. Kenyan prisons have an occupancy level of 343.7%

These facts are brought to you by Wiki and BBC .

The NAACP put up a fact sheet that showed 1980-2015 we went from 500,000 incarcerations to 2.2 million people. Not only that but every 1 in 37 adults in the U.S. is under  correctional supervision.

Though African Americans and Hispanics make up approximately 32% of the US population, they comprised 56% of all incarcerated people in 2015.
Suicide has been the leading cause of death in jails every year since 2000. In 2013, the most recent year for which there are BJS statistics, a third (34%) of jail inmate deaths were due to suicide. The suicide rate of all prisoners increased 14% between 2012 and 2013 to 46 per 100,000. That compares with 13 per 100,000 in the population as a whole.

Gerrymandering In North Carolina was proved to be unconstitutional this year and has been the forefront of 2017 elections. While you may not feel that you are personally gerrymandered you may be a part of the small group of Americans who have the ability to reach their voting booth, with an I.D. in hand with ease. I can walk to my voting booth, it is always being worked by several people and it is an easy in and easy out. However to read more about what happened in North Carolina read this.

While we continue to talk about many things, we want to talk about why this matters. This is a for profit, CROWD CONTROL, situation.

The companies making the most money from prisons in America are Geo Group and Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), which combined run more than 170 prisons and detention centres. CCA made revenues of $1.79bn in 2015, up from $1.65bn in 2014. Geo Group made revenues of $1.84bn, a 9% increase on the previous year. Also recently, it was reported that Corrections Corporation of America, the second-largest for-profit prison system in the country, netted $3,300 per prisoner in 2015. A 2012 contract between the Arizona Department of Corrections and MTC, another private corrections company, guaranteed a rate of nearly $18,000 per prisoner per year, according to Think Progress. What’s more, many private prisons have guaranteed occupancy clauses in their contracts, generally ranging from 90 to 100 percent, meaning that if cells aren’t filled, the states must pay anyway, which smells a lot like an incentive to imprison people who maybe don’t need to be imprisoned? But what do I know, I’m not an economist.

The Bureau of Prisons paid $639 million to private prisons in fiscal year 2014, averaging $22,159 per prisoner. For perspective, that’s about the same amount it would cost to send three people to a state college.

Fucked up shit isn’t it?No? Oh okay well when 1 out of your 37 family/friend members end up on some form of probation you let me know.

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#StopProfiling

Wiki-on incarceration

NAACP fact sheet
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-“Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance.”

–Woodrow Wilson

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While there are a lot of other things we tap into this episode we felt that incarceration in America is the one that gets looked over the most. Stay as free as you can and always remember to check your mail.

AOL, Caffeine, Nicotine, and Death! (06.30.2017)

Some times you have to lighten up the mood, and you need to dive in to some regular conversation. There is a lot of hope out there in the world and there is a lot of damage too, however we need to find a little bit of a limelight for our souls. We can not fix the world all at once but one by one we can fix the world; or however that saying goes; and we hope that the podcast this week helps lighten up the more heavier previous and future posts.

Want to remember AOL? What was your screen name? Do you even log in any more? Does anyone have a disc for free minutes still floating around in their old CD spindle? Good days are behind us, and the classics will always remain true to our heart.

Discussion on writing is always a hard one. How do you feel about your own writing? (Feedback is necessary) Did Hemingway have it right with his rum bottle? Did Hunter S. Thompson find his voice through his drug and alcohol use? Up for debate always why alcohol and drugs inspire people on a deeper level.

We briefly speak of the wonderful month of June which is PRIDE month!We support all of our friends and family that are a part, an ally, an advocate of the LGBTQIA community. We respect you however your self has designed you to be and although not eloquently spoken we do wrap our hands around your beautiful selves.

Rant Time begins!

Oil spills, the earth, how are we not taking care of the very thing we live on? We can not figure out how people would rather have wealth in their pocket than a future. Some things are beyond the realm of sanity and there is no fighting that.

On to varying degrees we put our spin on the service industry; We Salute our Shorts to you; and this is one industry both Miles and Crawford know deeply. IN all honesty, quit giving fake tips on Sundays, no one appreciates it.

When is the next podcast? Well currently we both have been overbooked in life however this week we are going to catch up, roll, and laugh on. Episode 4 is going to be great and all about the great FREEDOM!

Suffering Through The Addiction (06.16.2017)

Episode 2 we gathered together again in a lovely garage to talk about the opioid epidemic and the realities many of us are living in the state of Ohio. Sitting down trying to take this as serious as possible but at the same time we also throw a few chuckles in there to keep this a little light-hearted.
  As you listen in, you will hear us speak of what we see in obituaries, where we are lacking in funds, and how it has personally affected us. We both know this epidemic is beyond words and has come so far out of our grasp that no one can get a hold on what is going on. We know that the information we put out is nothing new nor are we listing the daily news with numbers. We are speaking out from watching what is happening in our area, how it stops society, how it challenges the job market, etc. Crowd control is not the answer.
  Mental Health and the Opioid Epidemic really do go hand in hand, they are a married couple that fights to stay together. We know not every one can cope with their mental health without medication and we understand that as much as we understand some will do everything they possibly can in the most natural way in order to stay away from medication.  Whatever works for you, please allow it to work for you and not against you, most of all do not judge or be a dick to those who do things differently for themselves. Each of us are our own vessels and none were designed the same, please allow others to seek their help in the way that suits them.
Are you finding help? Do you know what we could speak more about? Do you have ideas that we just never spoke about? Do you feel that the nation has failed this epidemic or do you feel this is a to each their own? Please give us feedback.

This is where we are supposed to be engaging 06/04/2017


Placeholder Image Let us give you a bit of a better introduction as we feel that this is a good place to probably let that happen.
There is two of us who have decided that we are human beings that want to put something out there in the universe in hopes of becoming something more than what we are. It could all be metaphorical but who knows. Either way we feel that the best thing to do is to be ourselves and talk to you in the way that we talk to each other, our friends, and our loved ones. Its going to be honest, brutal, incoherent at times, and there maybe some old grandpa style rambling in between on both the blog and the podcast. However we feel that you are smart enough to understand the reality that we are humans.
Our first podcast was such a wonderful time even though it was completely frustrating. We had solidly 1.5hrs of GOOD pod casting on there and BAM! Computer froze! Lost forever! Okay so lets start again… so we did… actual we started several more times and then finally we got it…
We are still learning about sound editing so I can promise you it will not sound refined, however we are not refined so we find it a bit on the suiting side. What to expect in the future? Good times and lots of laughter. We are a brash duo that will do our best to suite the needs of all things P.C. but we will probably end up offending someone at some point, so cheers to that!
Until the next time
Welcome to Miles and Crawford and our first podcast that takes you on quite the journey to whatever it is we talked about a few days ago. Enjoy.  – Miles & Crawford