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This page/category I have created after I filled a diary full of just one liner thoughts. Once a week I will share one of my one-liners. This category is a bit different from my “Random Thoughts” page as with my random thoughts they can go on a bit.
We just do. I think it should be a rule or a Law, that is you spread misinformation regarding serious situations like COVID. If it was intentional, you should be pulled off air. If it was intentional, but that journalist’s what to “play”, be pulled off the air. When they make mistake, not only should they correct it in a BIG way, but they should go back to journalism school and re-learn how to verify things.
The ones that are any good, you rarely hear from, because like Murdoch. A lot of loud journalists like to make themselves the story. I think we, as a society, all over the world need to promote these good journalists ourselves. Murdoch and co aren’t going to do it.
I say it’s time the people start listening and start promoting the journalists that they want to hear from, rather than let industries like Murdoch do it for us. Let’s do this thing!
I would LOVE to hear of any good journalists, in each of your countries.
I was inspired to write this post, after the continual complaints of TERFS, Maya Forstater case says I can believe what I want. What they always seem to fail to remember, is that the Judge ALSO said that you can believe whatever you want, you’re just not allowed to harm people because of those beliefs.
You can’t control what people believe and think anyway…and to a extent.
You can believe that you (as a white person) are superior to POC, you just can’t harm and discriminate against them, because you believe that.
You can believe that (for some odd reason) Jewish people control the worlds money and everything else too, you just can’t harm and discriminate against them, because you believe that.
You can believe that being gay is a Sin, you just can’t harm and discriminate against them, because you believe that.
1.an acceptance that something exists or is true, especially one without proof.”his belief in extraterrestrial life”
2.trust, faith, or confidence in (someone or something).
The point of my post today though, is to write about some of the “crazy” ‘beliefs’.
I don’t believe Trump is smart to organise a coup, but I think he knew about it.
I believe that whether or not it is fate, but I believe that Trump was meant to be President, to teach America and the rest of us lessons. Some people have chosen not educate themselves, but I do believe he was “fated” to be there…I’ll write a post about that later ~.^
I believe that you should all be into yourselves.
I believe that if were more “into ourselves” we wouldn’t have “reality stars” like the KuwtK
I do believe in spirits and souls, something other than just our bodies.
I am expecting to get a lot of hate and a lot of unfollowing with this one. But I feel, and especially in light of recent events, it needs to be said.
If you totally hate me after this post, know that I am sleeping and “suffering” from side affect of the vaccine, lol
It’s time to put Sept 11 2001 in the past. Let this be the last year we “honour”.
We just essentially ended a 20 year war, that did nothing in the end. Because that’s not how you “win”. Violence only begets violence.
When you think about Sept 11th, it happens every day in countries like Afghanistan, Iraq.
Yes, it was the first attack by ISIS on Western soil. It hasn’t been the last time, and personally, I just feel like every time it comes up, everyone says to them that we’ll fight with a “Christian God”.
Well that “Christian God” has just been used as a excuse to ban abortions in Texas (despite God doing these himself). That Christian God, is why ISIS hate Westerns.
What have we learnt by going in and invading? Not much really. Well, one that was the beginning of the end for a lot of politicians. As THE PEOPLE DID NOT WANT TO GO TO WAR IN THE FIRST PLACE.
When will us Westerners LEARN that you cannot just storm in on old cultures and make them “better” aka make more them Western. IT’S NEVER WORKED!
It’s starting to come out now that when the allies went over, they decided to give them US style helicopters and weapons, and then … didn’t train them, that was over seven years ago. So while yes, the US left weapons in Afghanistan. The Taliban don’t really know how to use them, and they haven’t been trained in how to use them and upkeep. The Afghan National Army have been more trained in how to use them, and have enveloped some of the Taliban in it too. But why would you leave ANY weapons?
Taliban Won’t Gain Much From U.S. Military Equipment Left In Afghanistan – Forbes: Vikram Mittal; Sep 8, 2021,
The laureates will be celebrated on International Literacy Day, on 8 September. September 8th was proclaimed as International Literacy Day (ILD) by UNESCO in 1966 to remind the international community of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies, and the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies.
What is Literacy?
Literacy is popularly understood as an ability to read and write in at least one method of writing, an understanding reflected by mainstream dictionaries. In this view, illiteracy would be considered to be the inability to read and write.
Books contain 50% more rare words than prime-time television.
The child who knows four nursery rhymes by age four will naturally be a better reader by age eight.
There are 5 types of literacy – Media, Cultural, Financial, Scientific and Information.
It is estimated between $106–$238 billion in health care costs a year are linked to low adult literacy skills. (America).
The average American reads 12 books a year, according to Pew Research, but that number is deceiving. The median number of books read per year in the United States is four, meaning half the country reads less than 4 books per year.
Okay, so the world is pretty…fucked at the moment … Cuse my french, haha.
Remember always put yourself first. Put your family first. Put your mental health first.
I’m going to list what I do to help with my mental health, and please free to add on in the comments! Also, feel free not too, lol.
Feel free to block anyone, on any social media platforms. Even friends and family! I recently started to block accounts on Twitter that they and I are on the same page as. They were making rules for what people could tweet, quote and screenshot their tweets on. I was just sitting there thinking to myself “I am not going through every single twitter account to see what individual rules are”. If you don’t want to tweet something for people to see, you can make your profile protected. You can do all sorts of things. Whose got time to go through all the twitter accounts and see what that people’s rules are.
Don’t feel bad if you don’t want to go on a platform, but you do and then you get sucked down that rabbit hole. It literally happens to everyone. You soon learn quickly to not do it.
The biggest issue I personally have is knowing when to give myself a “cheat day”. Sometimes unexpected things happen, it’s life. But you may have planned to have “chillaxed day”. I find having a back up plan helps often. So when something doesn’t work out, then you can say to yourself “that’s okay”.
Reminding yourself its okay, because it is okay to not succeed. Sometimes not having that day off, not passing that project, not passing that exam, is actually okay. A lot of successful people, fail several times before they succeed.
Also remind yourself, when you do fail (because you will) that it is totally okay. Even if you have to remind yourself several times. Because it is okay. I didn’t get the marks I needed to do a Acting Degree with a University and I don’t regret it. I’ve had a good life, and you don’t always need a degree to act anyway…Maybe with Shakespeare. The “funny” thing about that was, the media class was marked in half of whatever I got (long story, it was a SAS class though). If I had done it under a PAS class, and got the marks I did, I would have gone to University. So life is funny like that.
So yesterday, possibly the day before…Scotland passed a really great thing. Much to the disgusts of a lot of transphobes.
The results of Scotland’s second GRA Reform consultation have been published. A majority of organisations and groups that responded backed plans for gender self-declaration. And also Individuals support it by 55% as opposed to 40% against.
Sad thing, because of transphobic actions, David Paisley a defender of both women and the LGBT. Now he is in a position to have to leave Scotland, because of threats. Because he, like the majority of people are trans inclusive. So that for “crime” they literally doxxed him, and instead of going “Maybe we’re the baddies” They decided to make fun that they’ve run him out of a country, for his own safety.
It is interesting to note to myself though, that despite the TERFdom in Scotland, in the UK, Australia and the US. The countries that are currently being run by women, are all trans-inclusive. All are doing quiet well with COVID. So, right now, we are seeing the worst and the best of women. Which, for myself anyway, is interesting.
Well Done too Scotland though for passing the GRA for a second time (it past the first time too).
The International Day of Charity is this Sunday, but I figure there is no harm about talking about it now. After all what is the point of finding out about it ON the day? Because then what can you do! You might have things planned and what’s the point. Also though, every day we should all practice a little charity.
Charity has a huge scope of what one can do.
The date of 5 September was chosen in order to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 “for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace.”
So what can you do?
The great thing about charity, is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to do it spread the Charity around.
Instead of going to those “fancy” stores – Choose a op shop or charity shop instead. They honestly do have some GREAT stuff. When I need new clothes, I go there first and so far, have never had to visit any “fancy” clothes store.
I would suggest considering making food for those who may need food in your neighborhood. However, I would research into what food they can actually eat first. You don’t make a lasagna, to find out that your neighbor is a vegetarian! lol
If you do want to do something for your neigbours, make sure that they even want it. I have a elderly neighbour and she is extremely independent. So she sometimes finds it a insult to be asked if she wants anything.
Again with the food, I’ve been seeing a lot of Afghan businesses helping the Afghan’s refugees coming into our country. My advice? Don’t wait until a horrible thing happens to help your communities, do it now, do it today. Get something going NOW, so when horrible things do happen. Life just keeps happening. Routine can help in a lot of situations.
If you have left over food, that you know you’ll never eat. Find out what centers are near you where you can drop some yummy food off. There are already charities that will send out food to those in need. Consider finding out if you can help in some way.
Be Kind to others. I wouldn’t call it “Charity”, but then again, you don’t know what strangers are going through. Heck, sometimes we don’t even know what we, ourselves, are going through.
Most importantly though, never do Charity to get a ego stroke. Never do charity to even get a “thank you” Do it, because it’s the right thing to do.
Throughout my working life and studies, I have learnt a LOT about privacy and protecting people’s privacy and the very good reasons behind them. Apparently transphobes don’t actually care about children.
Children/Kids/Youth are their OWN human beings, with their own thoughts and feelings.
Recently Abigail Shrier decided to brag all over Twitter, how a parent was given a CONFIDENTIAL form, from a teacher because they had a “guilty conscious” that they were keeping a secret from the parents. What broke my heart, was that the child had written on the form that they were scared of their parents, and they didn’t want their parents to know, because they don’t trust their parents”…Yet, Abigail Shrier was acting like the teacher doing something completely illegal was good for “bragging rights”.
I honestly wanted to slap her when she said “I got the Mom’s permission to show this”….That’s not who you NEED the permission from “dear”.
What makes me more than mad, knowing what I know. Women and men are more likely to be attacked by someone they know, rather than someone they don’t. Children, that number is higher, for THIS very reason. Some parents see their children as THEIR property, and not their own human being. What this “teacher” has done, has not only outed this child without their permission, but has also put this child at a much bigger risk of being harmed by their parents. It’s illegal in pretty much every first world country to do this as well.
Then the parents turned around and proved their child right, by handing this form to Abigail Shrier, a anti-trans “Princess” who then posted the form on Twitter.
What is also sad, is on the form, this child’s peers supports them. It’s just the adults who do not. This is why I hate adults.
If your child, doesn’t want to tell you that they think they’re trans or they’re gender fluid or non-binary. That’s completely a YOU problem, and clearly for very good reasons. It’s also not the end of the world, as some parents make out.
Outing someone without their permission, has also NEVER been okay. Child or Adult.
I always find it funny when someone says to be “Who you like clearly shows your bias” or something like “Your bias” is showing … Because it’s kind of like … Well, yeah…So are yours, mate, lol
Again, why do people think this is a insult, or some fault in you? Like, if you’re going to “come at me” and tell me what a “bad person” I am for liking someone you don’t like, doesn’t it just make sense that your bias is showing for the person you prefer? If you do come at someone, come at someone with more than just “your bias” is showing. Because so will yours.
I don’t like:
Trump (all the Trump family really)
I totally have a “bias” against them, and with good reason. It’s not like it’s not justified. Just like I am sure in people’s head who do like them, think…in their fantasy world…That they’re good people. I don’t think so, and I’ve got the facts to back it up.
Is anyone perfect? God no…No matter what Trump and his family think of themselves.
Are groups of people, perfect? Oh my good golly gosh no.
Politicians are definitely the worst of that group as well. It’s just knowing which politicians actually seem to care about the people, just that bit more.
Trump (all the Trump family really)
Like, quiet literally all three of them in one way or another have said that they’d prefer the people to die, as long as businesses stayed open. Trump literally said that he doesn’t care, and Johnson literally said to let the bodies pile high. Morrison would never actually say anything like that, but he has heavily praised NSW over all states, who are now doing the worst throughout COVID. Throughout this whole COVID debacle, Morrison and our Federal Government have attacked (like Trump) any state leader who is a opposition Government state leader. Basically our Federal Government (who Peter Dutton actually caused our first outbreak of COVID in Australia) have continually attacked Victoria, Western Australia and Queensland, whose states leaders are in the opposition party…Coincidence, huh.
The PEOPLE of Victoria have continually asked our Federal Government to stop with it…They haven’t. My brother lives in Victoria, the majority of Victorians adore their state leader, Dan Andrews.
So, am I bias against them…Absolutely.
Take though Biden, I liked the guy. However his response to the airport bombing’s and the “evacuation” was REALLY stupid. However, Trump, Morrison and Johnson have never really given me a reason to like them. One time Trump passed a Law to stop dog fighting, however, it’s like one thing doesn’t necessarily make up for a thousand crappy things.