Thursday, June 8, 2017

If my Boss, bosses boss, or an authority figure says to me " do I have your loyalty" or "I hope you ____", these are threatening and commanding statements. This is very different than if a friend or acquaintance says the very same things.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

I got a peek inside the mind of a climate denier today.
First let me state that she somehow believes in rising sea levels. However she attributes this to landfill in China and Florida. She thinks that the building of tall buildings along coastal waters is enough to increase the overall sea level.
She also claims climate change is a hoax while simultaneously expressing that the warming is NOT due to human impact. Bizarre right?
Further she thinks CO2 is only emitted from cars and has no idea that coal is used for electricity
doesn't understand there are other greenhouse gasses such as CO
Thinks other countries are contributing more to the problem than the US (but I thought she didn't think humans were the cause of the problem she doesn't believe exists)
She thinks Trump was right to pull out of the Paris Agreement because of jobs but didn't know that one of the largest growing job sectors is renewable energy. She believes that renewable energy is great but didn't know that oil companies were opposed to leaving the Paris Agreement.
Just an example of the mental gymnastics one need to perform to support the conservative view on Climate.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

I want to apologize for being sexist.
Let me explain - there was a post a while back in my private Facebook group Let's talk Religion and Politics referencing a Breitbart article which boiled down to saying that men invented wonderful things for women such as the washing machine and yet women's happiness has declined since these inventions. The original post was someones attempt to justify their sexism. What I didn't realise is that it would lead to this revelation.
As you know I am a defender of not only equal rights but also equal opportunity, so it shocked me this morning when I realised how sexist I really am. So here is where I have strayed.
I assumed as most probably did that men invented these conveniences. the reality is that all we know is that men got the credit. See women have been inventing and contributing to inventions and discoveries for aeons, yet men are mostly granted the credit. Here is an article that references a few things that we know about - .
You might notice that the washing machine is not on this list. (We do know that Inventor Josephine Cochrane designed the dishwasher.) Even so, let's take a look at this. The scub board was the first washing machine and we have no idea if that was invented by a man or a woman but we can safely assume that even if the first manufactured version was produced by a man it was simple device that merely copied the process that women had been using. After than there are a number of versions of the washing machine, some manual variations, some motorised, and eventually computerised. There is at least one version invented by a woman Margaret Colvin. Women had a big part in the development of computer and programing so there is no way that men can be granted exclusivity to the invention of the washing machine.
Even so - let's say women had nothing to do with these inventions directly. You can rest assured that Women were cooking and cleaning and sewing and...... freeing up the man to invent. However we know for sure that women had a more direct and active role in many of our inventions along the way, inventions where men got the credit.
So let me apologize again for being sexist.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

How to speak like Trump

How to speak like Trump
Combine these words in any order
Very Very
Long Time
Many Many
I , I Know, I tell, I Say ...
All the Time
Will be
Trust me
I may have missed a few words but _
I spent a very very long time making this fantastic list
I know that many many people think this is unfair because I hear that all the time from people I know
but this list will be tremendous Trust me I know
I have seen lists before and this one is the biggest
Anyone who says this is not amazing is a horrible person
I know Trust me this list is amazing
You'll see I will make a tremendous list