This was one of the answers on social media to why Stephen Paddock isn’t a terrorist. After killing 59 people and injuring nearly 600 others in Las Vegas.
Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov is a terrorist after killing 8 people and injuring 15 others in New York. For many his crime is more heinous because he is foreign and from one of those countries AND he gets 10 bonus points if he says he is a member of Isis.
The Don said, extreme vetting (gun control) wouldn’t have mattered in Texas because the shooting ” was a result of mental health”. Perhaps the Don could benefit from some mental health treatment. BECAUSE many states do not have a provision that prevents someone with mental issues from buying a GUN!
What is it?
Is it easier to accept an acts of terror if the terror is perpetrated by a non European?
Terrorist acts at abortion clinics were justified because the terrorist did what he did because of his religions passion. He was saving babies when he killed those five people.
45 wants to limit people coming into this country from CERTAIN countries. A gentleman on a cable news show defended 45’s position. The fact that his was RADICALIZED in America, was ignored. When asked, should we vet people who’s profile fits the Las Vegas shooter ( Terrorist) he said that wouldn’t work here.
If someone killed someone you knew, your not likely to say he/she was emotional, passionate, or out of control!
People get into lengthy passionate and sometimes hate fill speech . I’ve never understood it. These are strangers people I’m not likely to meet. I’m not going to change an opinion or belief. So I’m arguing Y?
In a perfect world. The overwhelming majority of NRA members who support gun control and the elimination of Automatic Machine Guns would withhold their dues until NRA changes their position.
Meanwhile, Praying for Better Days B Happy and Smile
It very possible Nene Leakes career ended last Saturday Night at the Paramount Theater in Oakland, California after Nene told a heckler
I ain’t even gonna tell you about the goddamn Uber driver. I hope he rape yo’ ass tonight when he take you home, bitch,”And steal yo’ funky Hello Kitty, bitch.”
The Boo’s came from Nene’s fans. “
Nene Leakes is one of Reality Television’s biggest stars. Most of her loyal fans know her her from Bravo’s Real Housewife of Atlanta. RHOA’s superfan TV Producer Ryan Murphy cast her on Glee and the New Normal. Leakes has appeared on Broadway in Cinderella and in Chicago. After leaving RHOA for a couple seasons she has returned for 10th Season.
Nene Leakes popularity made economic sense for Xscape Reunion Tour and her firing made economic sense for the group as they did so today.
Nene’s fate rests in the hands of public opinion. Like many newscaster, actors and other public figures, she and her career may fade into the sunset. Like many of these public figures she said she had a breakdown. This will not matter to millions of rape victims who have seen the videos on social media.
Nene’s friends and colleagues have told her to be quiet.
Last year “The Real Housewife’s of Auckland was pulled after a cast member called another cast member Nigger.
For nearly thirteen years she was a shining star at Fox News. A well respected journalist, political commentator and attorney. Kelly received worldwide attention after a series of attacks by Presidential Candidate Donald Trump after she asked him about his attacks on women during Republican Presidential Debate where she was the moderator.
With her contract ending at Fox News, Kelly signed with NBC.
By appearances, Kelly was being developed to be NBC’s Barbara Walters, where she would host an evening news show, a daytime show and take part in major interviews and be involved with the networks major news event coverage.
“Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” Premiered in June. Sunday Night started strong, with 6 million viewers, against CBS’s mighty 60 Minutes and ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos. It lost nearly half its audience the following week. She show ended after 8 episodes. It is unclear if the show will return in the spring.
NBC’s Today Show has been on the air for more than sixty years. Today began as a two hours show in 2000 the show was expanded to four hours.
Sept 25,2017 ” Megyn Kelly Today” premiered The shows 3rd hour. Replacing Al Rokur and Tamron Hall. Kelly has received poor notices and is noticeably struggling in this format.
Page Six says, Kelly’s hour of Today is down 32 percent. Her rating are also affecting the fourth hour of Today’s Kathie Lee and Hoda down 26 percent.
March 21 2006, The Real Housewives of Orange County premiered on Bravo. Followed by The Real Housewives of New York, Atlanta, New Jersey, Washington DC,Miami. In 2011, the franchise went global, Athens Greece, Vancouver, Melbourne Australia, Cheshire in Britain, Auckland, Toronto ,Sydney and later this year “The Real Housewives of Hungary.
Every now an then Bravo places an International franchise in the schedule. Last year it was Melbourne, this year Auckland New Zealand.
In the first episode “Model Behavior” Some of the cast member’s are meeting each other for the first time. The setting is Julia Sloane’s birthday party. At the party we learn Michelle Blanchard was a model. Enter Angela Stone, who says she is a model. A shocked ,Michelle says, “You still model? Plus size, or…” Angela blinks rapidly, smiles and says, “No, not at all.” “I’m just saying,” replies Michelle. Angela tears up. (Like how dare she!) Michelle, not remorseful at all quickly adds “Sweetie, with tits like that you’re not a normal-sized model. Get over it.”
I’m all in!
And I’m not Alone
Huffington Post Contributor Shira Hirschman Weiss says: The best ‘Real Housewives’ franchise you’reprobably are not watching is The Real Housewives of Auckland (RHOAKL)
How often do you use your smartphone? The chances are even if you think it is a lot you will have underestimated how frequently you pick up your device.
A study showed last year that the average person handles their phone 85 times a day and spends a whopping five hours browsing the web and using apps – that accounts for a third of the time we are awake.
Research suggests it is a growing obsession. According to analytics firm Flurry between 2013 and the end of 2016, the minutes per day spent on mobiles rose from 152 to 300 and only 8% of that time is spent on a browser.
The apps that demand most of our attention are Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, measured at around 19% of all smartphone use, while 15% is spent on music, media and entertainment.
Otherwise, we are picking up the phone to play games (11%) use Snapchat (2%) or watch YouTube videos (4%).
If you are beginning to question whether we are addicted, we could well be. Some 11% of people in Western countries have a technology addiction. And, like most vices, it is damaging our health.
Swansea University researchers found that heavy phone users had a spike in blood pressure and heart rate when they put their devices down – as well as feelings of anxiety.
But it’s not all bad. Doubtless, you will have experienced many of the positive aspects of the smartphone boom yourself.
Smartphones give owners access to information, services, education or communication at affordable prices. According to USAID, a 10% increase in mobile penetration can boost a country’s GDP by 1%, while 93% of women reported feeling safer with a phone.
The key then, it seems, is to find a way to reap the benefits of having smartphone technology while not letting it control our lives.
TEDx speaker Anastasia Dedyukhina founded training company Consciously Digital to help individual and corporate clients become more productive online.
She told metro.co.uk that many of the times we pick up our mobile devices we are not doing so consciously.
‘I usually start workshops by asking people how much time they think they spend online and then we actually measure it and consistently all groups underestimate how much they spend online by two hours a day,’ she said.
‘Two hours a day is actually one month a year. It is because we are unconscious. We are always reacting.’
She said the constant distraction has a big impact on our productivity.
‘It happens to all of us,’ she continued. ‘You go to check your emails just for a second and then you see something else and then something else, and then you just click this link and then lo and behold two hours later, you say “oh, what did I want to do?!’
‘There is research that says if you are doing something and your mailbox is open and you see an incoming email it takes your brain about 64 seconds to go back to what you were doing even if you didn’t open it.
‘If you receive 60 emails in a day that’s one hour of your productive time wasted.’
The upshot is that devices that were marketed as being able to free up our time are doing the opposite and absorbing more of it.
Anastasia explained that faster browser speed – enabling us to access more content – and design features like notifications are drawing us in.
‘Notifications are a very good example. Most notifications you receive are not very relevant,’ she said.
‘The whole idea of staying online longer is being sold as something useful but the truth is that while it is great that we have this technology you really don’t need to be connected all the time.’
The TEDx speaker has adopted what some might see as an extreme solution.
She spends most of her time using a Nokia so old that she says people don’t steal it when she leaves it lying around. Her smartphone is kept in a drawer and then used when travelling.
‘For me it is difficult to use it on a daily basis, I very easily get back into the behaviour of checking my Facebook and emails and that is what I am trying to explain; we cannot rely on our willpower,’ she said.
‘It’s the same as having a cookie in your pocket and being on a diet. You will eat it.’
But she doesn’t think the solution is for everyone to unplug. Instead, she advises people to set themselves artificial boundaries.
‘Depending on what type of job you do and lifestyle you lead, you can play with it,’ she said,
‘For example, a healthy thing is not to use your device in the places where you relax and where you process information.
‘That’s your bedroom but this is also other places such as at the dining table.’
These have to be self-imposed and strict rules.
She uses the example of Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google parent-company Alphabet, who often switches off his phones before dinner.
‘You can choose not to use them in particular areas or not at a particular time,’ she adds. ‘I know some families have WiFi going off at 8 or 9pm so there’s not a decision about whether they should watch something or not.’
She said adopting such an approach will make you more productive.
‘I think it helps to discipline yourself when you know you have a specific time period to finish your work. If you don’t you tend to procrastinate,’ she added.
She said not having her smartphone with you eliminates choices.
‘Barack Obama used to have similar clothes, the same size, the same material because he didn’t want to make choices. Every time we have to make a choice it depletes our will power a little bit,’ she continued.
‘If every time you get a notification you have to decide am I going to have to use the phone or not it depletes your willpower and then it becomes more and more difficult as you progress through the day.
‘This is why it is important to have routines.
‘Some people might choose to say I am not working from 10pm. Whatever works for you but it’s important to understand the cost. The cost is that you are not living your life.’
Anastasia is far from the only voice in the movement urging us to spend more time offline.
Chris Bolin, a software engineer at Formidable, has created a website that’s only available offline.
He uses the web page to promote his personal manifesto, arguing disconnecting ourselves from the internet boosts our productivity.
He argues: ‘The external interruptions are legion and well documented: you have a new message on Gmail, Slack, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn. Friends, family, coworkers, and spammers: each have direct access to your precious attention.
‘But it’s the internal distractions that are truly pernicious. You can mute Twitter notifications and log off from Slack, but how do you stop your own mind from derailing you?’
The ‘offline advocate’ thinks the solution is to spend time both on and offline, explaining further down his missive that if you need the internet for work ‘do your research online; create offline.’
Former Google design ethicist Tristan Harris argues the same thing.
On his website, Time Well Spent, he offers four steps that will help us to reduce the time we spend on our phones.
Turn off all notifications
Clear your first page of all apps and just include tools
Force yourself to type and search for an app instead of just clicking on the icon
Get a separate alarm clock and charge your phone outside your bedroom
If you want to monitor how much time you spend on your phone, you can use apps like Moment, which was released a few years ago on iOS.
Creator Kevin Holesh built the app after recognising how much his smartphone addiction was affecting his relationship with his partner.
He explained in a blog post on Medium:: ‘Relaxing meant whipping out our iPhones and catching up on the latest happenings in social media. Her drug of choice is Instagram. Mine is Twitter.
‘We stopped doing fun and productive things and chose the path of least resistance.
‘About six months ago, I realised I had a serious problem. I was addicted to my phone, exactly like I predicted when I first waded into these always-connected waters. I felt naked if my phone wasn’t weighing down my right pocket.’
But ultimately, Anastasia argues there is no one simple solution. The complexities of modern life mean finding an answer that works for you.
‘Don’t rely on your willpower,’ she said.
‘There’s no unique recipe, just make one step and see how it works for you and whether it is changing something.’
I’m a baby boomer from the San Francisco Bay Area. I’ve been involved in politics since I was fifteen years old. I was fascinated by the students who attended UC Berkeley. At 15, 16, the students treated me like an equal. Their passion was contagious. I participated in protests throughout the Bay Area. I became that person who believed if you want change you have to get involved. One can get a addicted, Your in one group with a cause you feel passionately about and someone from that group invites you to a meeting then another meeting and before you know it, your life is a series of meetings.
Its 7am Tuesday morning and I’m leaving work. On the way home, I thought I stop by 16th Street Donuts and get my final Cinnamon Roll and maybe a final Chocolate raised because this week, unlike last week and the week before, I’m gonna buckle down and leave this white sugar shit alone!
As I drive into the parking lot, my cell rings. I haven’t really wanted to talk to anyone but this is dear friend who has always has a funny story and right now I need loads and loads of laughter. As we are talking my phone is ringing, calls from Colorado, Virginia, and Texas. I look down and say no, not today. I have a meeting in Stockton at 11 that I’m dreading. An hour has passed, I’m still in my car in front of the donut shop chatting. My friend is in good form, I love his tales from the plant. But it time to go….They are going to sell my Cinnamon Rolls and all the donuts are growing stale by the second and I need to go home and change into something comfortable before the drive to Stockton.
Something’s wrong, has been wrong for days maybe weeks. I’m feeling anxious and close to depression accompanied by a dull pain in my stomach. World War 3 with Korea is looming ,Putin was weighting in on the conflict asking for diplomacy. This is serious! I’m a world class talker, but I haven’t really wanted to talk to anyone, and I’m isolating myself ,which is a clear sign of depression.
Most people would look for a quiet place to decompress or maybe a lively place. I went on social media and found a obscure meeting in a rural area north of Sacramento. The community is poor and is concerned about the Affordable Care Act . They feel they’re aren’t being heard by their elected representative. This was in my wheelhouse, however like most meetings, this meeting deteriorated into we hate Trump. After 30 minutes I took my leave.
Its the holiday weekend and I was looking forward to working my late night shift. Holidays and the week that follows are typically slow. During the quiet moments I read the news or I blog. I’m a news junkie. I read everything. Its important to hear all points of view. In some circles just the mention of Fox News or MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow will place you in the center of a storm. People who have never seen either show attempt to place you in the L or C box. I find this frustrating and unproductive as I listen to one group villianizing another and I’m often attacked at meetings trying to present the other side.
Another source of my frustration is the fragmentation. In the 60’s it was civil rights, which includes rights for women as well as people of color. When women marched in the 70’s in many parts of the country it included gay rights. There are currently so many groups, marching for so many things I think its confusing for the public. Many of these groups are not supporting each other and some of the reasons are petty. You didn’t attend or confirm our event so we wont support yours. Missing in this country is a single issue. ACA united us, someone, somewhere knows someone, who is depended on the ACA. No leader emerged, the Democratic’s party sang songs to the Republicans after the GOP voted to dismantle the ACA. .
There are some Democrats and Republicans who believe members of the other party are inherently evil. Who’s goal is to take away freedoms. I’m of the mind unless we work together solutions will be difficult.
On route to the meeting in Stockton. I’m listening to Sirrus radio trying to avoid the news. Switching channels I heard the news of Trumps intention to end (DACA) Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Within minutes I received texts asking all to protest in Tuscon and Los Angeles. Truth is I know little about DACA, its just one more thing. In a series of THINGS! My stomach is upset and my chest is hurting. I just want to sit in my car with the AC on. Its just too much, but I have a committeemen.
At the meeting, I’m not feeling anything, not hearing anything. Someone grabbed my shoulder and asks if I was alright? Apparently, I’m crying and not aware of it. I touch my face and its wet. Suddenly, I noticed other people looking at me, some with tears in their eyes, FUCK!
I get up with the intention of regrouping in the bathroom. But I walk instead, to the parking lot to my car. I realize I left my notes on the chair, it doesn’t matter. I’m going home. I get in my car, I meant to turn right onto on Pacific to get to March Lane, but I turned left on Pacific by the Mall. I started crying, and pulled into the parking lot.
I drove home and started crying again, now feeling sorry for myself. Am I having a breakdown? I lay on the sofa and drift off to sleep. When I woke up I went on social media.
To my friends, comrades I will not be attending any meetings for the next few days . Needing a few days of ME time . Sent emails out this morning. Perhaps a couple of days in the mountains.. I need BIG injections of humor #thenanny#Ilovelucy In a few days I’ll be ready for the next round. #DACA#Northwestend#resistence#projectkings next week. Keep marching. Sending Love
Crying brought clarity. I’m overwhelmed, I’m associated with 11 groups, which is beyond crazy! I’m frustrated and most of all I’m sad. I’m usually comforting people at meetings at work, who are overwhelmed by the daily news. I didn’t realize the events had taken a toll on me. This has been a contentious eight months. I decided to leave all the organizations to reset. I thought about writing letters, but I’m a volunteer. I have to find THAT single issue where I can be helpful.
As I told a friend, I’m not gone, I’m simply taking a break!
Activist never die, they’re simply waiting for the appropriate cause.
For now its about humor. After tonight’s viewing of Steven Kings “IT”
If you see a large black man screaming like Jamie Lee Curtis. well…..
Just one thing…. If your wearing a clown suite, Don’t just Don’t We don’t need to be the lead story on Fox 40 News
See you at the next protest
The More things change, the More they stay the same. Listen to this 40 year old album featuring the Brilliant Lily Tomlin