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Sadly, “Common Courtesy” is not common practice; especially online where millions of trolls get a perverse delight in broadcasting disrespectful, hurtful and hateful messages.

When affronted by such nonsense, I shake my head and feel sorry for these poor individuals living in a miserable reality; not knowing that it’s their own self-hate that spurs them on to escalating defensiveness.

I avoid encouraging them; rarely responding or jumping into the fray.

Being the son of a very wise and kind man, I was fortunate to see first-hand how others react when approached with sincerity and respect.

And through osmosis, I learned…


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Dating is like an extended time on stage.

Your goal is to look and be as “perfect” as possible until you’re home and privately off-stage.

But living together is a whole different ball game.

You both know what each other is like in the morning; including the smell of “morning breath” and the ridiculous “pillow hair”.

You can’t escape each other’s bathroom habits. Seat up or down? Any forgotten flushes? Any novel length reading performed? Yada, yada, yada.

In some countries, especially European ones, it’s normal to keep the door open and hold an active conversation when the…


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Something just happened that’s so strange and unexpected for me, I just had to share it with my online friends.

It all started when I retired in Asia in 2004.

Looking around, I was quite surprised to see all the young people listening to and singing karaoke to the same music I grew up with.

[Prelude/Intro done. Now fast forward to about 30 minutes ago.]

Well Shit!

I don’t know how she did it, but an ex-girlfriend from many years ago got hold of my personal email address and just sent me this YouTube video link: https://youtu.be/s3Q80mk7bxE …


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Once a surviving warrior, always a mixed bag of volatile emotions…

If it weren’t for my late father (a shrink), I’d really be a f*ckin’ mess.

You see, I truly believe THE ONLY REASON I receive a military pension is because I came home standing up instead of supine in a box.

And every time someone says, “Thank you for your service” to me, I have to tell myself that they are most likely sincere and honestly mean well.

Let’s face it, what else can they or should they say?

I usually nod, smile and softly say “Thank…


IJCH — Inside JaiChai’s Head(Meaning: My Warped, Personal Opinions and Musings)

From the Author:

Salutations.

I am JaiChai.

And if I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting you before, I’m delighted to make your acquaintance now.

I invite you to interact with everyone, learn and have as much fun as possible!

For my returning online friends, “It’s always great to see you again!”

The Dreaded “Non-Buyer’s Remorse” — A Common Affliction

If you’ve spent any amount of time investing and trading in the crypto space, you’re probably well acquainted with a syndrome I call “Non-Buyer’s Remorse”.

It’s that feeling of profound regret for having passed up on a…


Similar to @joeyarnoldvn from 6 months ago, I am being persecuted by @spaminator.

See what happened to @joeyarnoldvn:

https://hive.blog/hive-148441/@joeyarnoldvn/spaminator-is-downvoting-all-my-posts-for-spam-but-i-am-not-spam

Hive.blog’s @spaminator is persecuting me, WTF?

I have no idea if @spaminator is a filter bot or a real person, but by the way I’m being arbitrarily downvoted, I have two guesses.

It’s a poorly coded bot with questionable filter thresholds; that is, when a post doesn’t fit into their limited “good guy, good post” domain, it defaults into an “instant downvote”!

Or

It is a person (or group of persons), probably minimally paid or worse, “voluntary”, with super low self-esteem.

Get the picture?

In other words…


Fancy a gritty, real-life audio short story about life, love, forgiveness and redemption?

Just right click on this URL — a Cloud .mpg audio file from Files.fm, “Open link in new tab”, sit back and follow the story with the narrative.

Enjoy.

JaiChai

Suckers and Samaritans. Same Thing?

(Originally published as “What a Shame. Her Mind is Fried.” Reason for this version? Simply because I was pretty lame at inserting images and made a bunch of other Steemit newbie mistakes. Steemit is blockchain based and — from what I’ve read — article deletion is not possible. So, Mea Culpa. …


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IJCH — Inside JaiChai’s Head
(Meaning: My Warped, Personal Opinions and Musings)

From the Author:

Salutations.

I am JaiChai.

And if I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting you before, I’m delighted to make your acquaintance now.

I invite you to interact with everyone, learn and have as much fun as possible!

For my returning online friends, “It’s always great to see you again!”

Here is the article I wrote and was published on cointelegrap.com in 2017.

Right click on this URL and “open in new link”:

Is Cryptocurrency Real Money? Brief Discussion on Major Issues Surrounding Debate

It contains the information that I’ve since used for countless…


Similar to @joeyarnoldvn from 6 months ago, I am being persecuted by @spaminator.

See what happened to @joeyarnoldvn:

https://hive.blog/hive-148441/@joeyarnoldvn/spaminator-is-downvoting-all-my-posts-for-spam-but-i-am-not-spam

Hive.blog’s @spaminator is persecuting me, WTF?

I have no idea if @spaminator is a filter bot or a real person, but by the way I’m being arbitrarily downvoted, I have two guesses.

It’s a poorly coded bot with questionable filter thresholds; that is, when a post doesn’t fit into their limited “good guy, good post” domain, it defaults into an “instant downvote”!

Or

It is a person (or group of persons), probably minimally paid or worse, “voluntary”, with super low self-esteem.

Get the picture?

In other words…


IJCH — Inside JaiChai’s Head
(Meaning: My Warped, Personal Opinions and Musings)

From the Author:

Salutations.

I am JaiChai.

And if I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting you before, I’m delighted to make your acquaintance now.

I invite you to interact with everyone, learn and have as much fun as possible!

For my returning online friends, “It’s always great to see you again!”

There’s a Lander (member) I met on Torum.com.

He goes by the ID of @startagain. In addition to being scary smart and possessing an endless supply of sarcastic humor, we share similar contrarian views on most…

JaiChai

I'm retired (U.S. military) and living on an island paradise with my girlfriend, teenage daughter and two dogs.

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