At Current Rates Of Use World Could Run Out Of Thoughts And Prayers By As Early As 2019

USA-CHINA/CLIMATEA worldwide shortage of thoughts and prayers may leave us with no choice but to actually do something by as early as January 2019, researchers are warning, after a recent study revealed the popular refrain is now fueling 93% of governmental inaction globally. And we are running out.

Dr. Tim Freely, a leading expert in thinking and praying, and author of the book Act Now Or Forever Wring Your Hands, explains:

“The trouble is that back in the 50’s, when they first started using this phrase as a catch-all for ‘I’m not motivated to actually do something here but feel obligated to open and close my mouth in some fashion or other,’ politicians and community leaders had no idea how much they’d be relying on this platitude by the time the 21st century rolled around. And now we’re just plain running out. Of thoughts. Of prayers. And of patience.” 

Freely isn’t alone in sounding the alarm. The Global School for Total Ineffectiveness has said that not only are the current consumption rates of thoughts and prayers at unsustainable levels, but that we are also extremely low on condolences and general declarations of unity in these difficult times.

“It’s pretty simple really,” says Dominic McMercy, president of GSTI. “The ‘Doing Something To Prevent Kids From Getting Shot At School’ lobby is severely underfunded in [The United States of Thoughts and Prayers]. Much as there remains no lobby for ‘The Protection Of Indigenous Persons From Discrimination And Summary Execution’ up there in Canada. Because it’s politically easier to apologize for the collateral damage in these areas than it is to take on the rigours of change.”

McMercy says that studies have repeatedly shown that when a problem is viewed as too difficult or distasteful to bite into, politicians will often just pretend to chew it “through a process referred to as ‘lip service.'”

“Until we run out of patience with that. And then our leaders are left with the bald decision of either doing something, or assuming the horrifyingly honest silence of the uncaring.”

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  1. Very well written: many a true word is said in jest – or satire! Sadly, I fear that US politicians will never take action on this problem until a gunman enters a house of parliament and kills several of them.

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  2. Here is a gun regulation idea:

    All Guns and ammunition should be licensed and registered or otherwise deemed an illegal firearm. I would even argue finding ways to mark ammunition so they can be tied to the license of those who bought them. However, a better method may be that a gun must be profiled in the marks it makes on fired rounds for which go into a file and database under the license number of the gun’s owner before the owner could ever legally and officially own the firearm. This for which must be updated yearly. Physical changes or tampering of the profile through either filing or other methods should result in the possible loss of license or having to pay heavy fines that include fees to update the gun’s profile.

    I would also argue that this profile must be legally transferred to a new owner should the gun ever be sold. A transfer that must take place before the gun can ever legally exchange hands. Should an illegal exchange ever happen, and the firearm ever used in a crime, the original owner should be held liable and even charged with illegal arms sales. .. In this way, the FBI or Police could more easily track and data match ammunition to specific owners and firearms.

    Lastly, all gun owners should be required to take and pass a mental fitness exam annually. This includes requiring them to take safety training every so many years


    • We as a nation should do the same for drivers license. Mandatory yearly training for drivers license. It is much to easy to get a drivers license.


    • Ballistic fingerprint databases? One state tried it and it was an abysmal failure, costing millions and solving not a single crime.

      Ammunition tracking? Many of the same issues. It’s also not very difficult to manufacture one’s own ammunition, It is done all the time by millions in this country. Besides the fact that there is no way to imprint a serial number or other mark on a shell casing that is not removable.

      As for your comments about transfer of firearms, there are 400,000,000 untraceable and unregistered firearms in this nation. How do you propose we get all of those into some system so that they are even traceable? What is required to enforce any kind of restrictions on private transfers is a way to track those already in existence. You will need to suspend at least the 4th, 5th, and 14th amendments in order to track them all down and comprehensibly set up any system to do what you propose.

      As to your last point, good luck with that.


    • Then we would have a world where only the rich could and would kill people. They have shown over and over again that they couldn’t care less about human lives if they get in the way of profits. Consider the tobacco, gun, big food (read sugar), oil, etc. All of these industries are complicit in what can only be called mass murder.


    • And about 5 minutes later a black market for ammunition would spring into existence. Just because we can’t take politicians seriously anymore and laugh at their proposals doesn’t mean we should take comedians’ jokes seriously as proposals.


  3. Bingo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I’ve been saying that LONG BEFORE
    this massacre….
    If it doesn’t DIRECTLY affect THEM, Their kids, Their parents, Their NEIGHBORHOOD….
    They don’t care….


  4. I think the headline is a little misleading. The numbers have clearly been skewed for the article. If you look at the raw numbers you’ll see thoughts and prayers will easily outlive US Social Security by at least a decade

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  5. Reblogged this on Tournesol dans un Jardin and commented:
    Something to think about. Wise words written from the heart, speaking the voice of so many in the world. After, yet another tragedy, hitting the lives of so many families and friends, we offer so little but prayers to them. I wish we could do more as neighbours.

    politicians pontify
    …sadly silenced
    when it matters

    (c) Tournesol’18-11-09

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  6. Reblogged this on Traces of the Soul and commented:
    A post I could not help but reblog to all my blogs:
    politicians pontify
    sadly silenced
    when it matters

    originally posted at TournesolDansUnJardin

    Check out this talented writer that posts current events in a timely manner but his satirical writing, brief and to the point makes reading daily much more enjoyable…and they are thought provoking too. (My kind of reading)

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  7. Disagree. What we have is serious Prayer Inflation. So many more prayers, and thoughts, flying around now that each individual one has become nearly worthless.


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