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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

On Humankind and Inane Comments on Social Media

We would all profit by doing some research, with bona fide sources, before posting comments on Social Media. Words are like tossed stones. Once in the air, they can never be retrieved.

Also, people should focus on people's hearts and not on what they do with their lower abdomens. Humankind, scientists tells us, has been walking this Earth for a good 200 thousand years. Way, way before current monolithic philosophical ideologies came into place.  Homo Sapiens, then, must have had all sorts of experiences... 

Sad to see, in our opinion, unenlightend comments about the repeal of DADT, the long-awaited-for Equality policy signed by the American government. DADT had been "the official United States policy on homosexuals serving in the military from December 21, 1993 to September 2011. The policy prohibited military personner from discriminating against or harassing closeted homosexuals or bisexual service memebers or applicants, while barring openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual persons from military service."*

It's true people in this hemisphere have their relative freedoms and, especially in the United States, folks are able to express their opinions freely regardless of what you or the next person might think. That is an exercise in Democracy. Not many can say what they think, unfortunately.

It's also clear to many that the United States Army is an All-Volunteer-Force and that, apparently, people are there because they want. And are paid for it!

There is a solution, though, for those who dislike the current vanguardist shift within this specific military organization, to wit: they should brush up on their skills and move on to other jobs where, perhaps, they will find shelter for themselves and their outdated opinions.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

On When There is Nothing to Rant About

We have been looking for something interesting to write about while living out our lives in slow-news days.

Some of you will beg to disagree saying that there is lots happening both here and up there and over the Oceans. Sure there is.

Now, thing is we are all so jaded with all the bomb blasts, train crashes, speculative news on the economies of Europe, the republican candidates in the United States and the possible electability of the incumbent and the mad scrabble towards the resuscitation of the American economy for you see if "them yanks ain't buying, we ain't selling" and what with them getting poorer. True!

There's more: U.S. bikers getting "unwittingly" lost in that country and then being freed and then..., the dream of statehood in the Holy Land (?) and we could go on...

There was the Miss Universe thingy going on in São Paulo and this stunningly beautiful (of course!) girl from Angola (!) taking the crown. She really does light up the blog post, does she not? Now,  THAT is a change, right?

Meanwhile, behind closed doors (who are we kidding?), "leaders" meet up to decide the fate of the world.

We grin and bear it...

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