Something Feral

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Persistent thinking getting you down? Try Samhsatrol!


The Drudge Report breaks self-fulfilling prophecy:
NANNY STATE: GOVERNMENT WEBSITE TO WARN OF SADNESS/CRYING OVER ECONOMY
Mon Mar 30 2009 18:43:56 ET

The U.S. government is set to offer an online emotional rescue kit!

"Getting Through Tough Economic Times" will launch Tuesday with a media push across all platforms.

The site is meant to help people identify health concerns related to financial worries.

The feds will warn of depression, suicidal thinking and other serious mental illnesses. It will raise warning flags for: Persistent sadness/crying; Excessive anxiety; Lack of sleep/constant fatigue; Excessive irritability/anger.

The guide will be available starting at midnight at http://www.samhsa.gov/economy.

Developing...
Just knowing that you and I are paying for this crap is causing "persistent sadness/crying", "excessive anxiety" and "excessive irritability/anger".

Washington: if you're going to try to pick my pocket with one hand while trying to wipe my nose with the other, I suggest you use only the fingers you aren't particularly fond of.

3 comments:

Wonder Woman said...

Finger(s)... Wow, you really know how to take it; like a girl I once knew...

Pffft, people will just drink MORE, gamble MORE, consume MORE drugs illegal or legal, eat MORE...

Our coping skills suck as a society.

MikeT said...

Makes me glad that I majored in Computer Science. At least I have skill that makes products and provides services. Most managers act like they have a certain "je ne sais quoi" about them, that really becomes an honest answer of "je ne sais quoi" when someone starts asking what value they bring the company.

Something Feral said...

The concept-strategy behind MBAs is weak, in my opinion, and companies would be better served promoting from the ranks and grooming them for management with in-house education. I have a feeling that je ne sais quoi will translate to "field labor" in the future.

Our average ability to handle hardship does leave something to be desired, WW. We're soft, whiny slobs begging for a bucket of cold water, and we're gonna get it, good and hard.