Tuesday, June 28, 2016

How to Argue With Someone On the Internet

 1. First, use these following steps:
a. Point out all the logical fallacies. Also, make sure you are not using them as well."Nice straw-man you built there; does it come with a brain?"
 b. Respond to each point with a question. The question should repeat back the statement they made but add on further clarification. "You said that all Muslims should be deported, does that include American citizens?"
c. Responses should be 2-3 sentences max. Long diatribes don't help your argument, they just make the other person annoyed they have to read your wall of text. "Tl;dr you're wrong."
d. Avoid searching for and posting websites that justify your claim. "Well, did you know the Number people who drowned by falling into a swimming-pool correlates with Number of films Nicolas Cage appeared in?!"
e. However, if you need to post proof that your information is valid avoid: wiki, Fox News, NY Post, Buzzfeed, or any alternative medicine websites. "Why You Should Start Drinking Your Own Pee – The Many Benefits Of Urine Therapy"
f. Avoid racial slurs, derogatory nicknames, or any personal attacks. If done to you, ignore them and keep focusing on counter arguments. "It's perfectly possible for the workers to seize the means of production and then sell their company's output on an open market, you dick chandelier."
e. Stay on topic and when necessary, get your opponent back on topic. "That's interesting, I didn't know that Obama is really a nazi, but can we get back to your discussion about gun control?"  
f.  Admit when you agree or you've changed your opinion. This is one of the strongest tools in your arsenal. "You're right, guns don't kills people, it's usually the bullets."
g. He who posts last wins. This is just an unwritten rule of arguing. If you're the last to post, then you're right. Even if you post "I agree to disagree." 

and if that all fails well then...
2. Don't. 

Monday, June 20, 2016

How to Run For President (By Donald Trump)

1. Boast about yourself over and over again, cause people take you more seriously if you convince them that you're the best.

2. Don't bother using filters or politically correct language. It's time wasted on the losers of the world. Instead say whatever you want even if it's inflammatory, racist, or hateful.

3. Have a hot wife. If she's not hot anymore, divorce her, and get a newer hotter wife.

4. Tell everyone you have a great plan. Never talk in detail about that plan, but ensure everyone that the plan is the best.

5. Give all your enemies demeaning nicknames. Use them often. If they call you a nickname, threaten to sue.

6. Make strange, creepy sexual references to your hot daughter, and degrade overweight women. Actually, degrade all women.

7. Encourage throngs of people to punch anyone who criticizes or disagrees with you, including members of the press. Announce that you'll punch people in the face but never actually do it. 

8. Start a business venture. Advertise the shit out of it, then watch the company slowly fail, declare bankruptcy, and tell everyone how successful it was

9. Use your family wealth and power to avoid the military draft in the 1970s, then claim that your sexual exploits in the 1980s were your own personal Vietnam.

10. When you run for President, while everyone is convinced that you won't last, run away with the nomination. Then rely on good people to make stupid voting decisions, so you can hold a position of great power just to say you did

Monday, June 13, 2016

Unite, Mothers.

I had a really great post set up to publish today. A Trump one. It's witty and snarky and funny.
In the wake of this weekend's events, I couldn't. I wrote a letter on Facebook. Again. Posting it here as well.
With hope always with hope that it will inspire change.

Dear Mothers,
I’m writing to you again. Now in the wake of a tragic killing in Orlando. To date, the largest mass shooting in United States history. Our sons and daughters were murdered, more of them injured and seeking care, and the entire country is once again grieving. We’re learning that the shooter was angry at the LGBT community and his hate called him to take the lives of the innocent.
But I refuse to focus on the shooter.
All of us are thrust into motherhood not knowing how it will all turn out. There’s no manual, no classes, no internship you can take that truly prepares you for the responsibility of creating, nurturing, and loving another human. We all go in to it willy-nilly hoping that each decision we make enhances their lives and delivers positive outcomes.
They come out kicking and screaming, mad that we pulled them from a warm, safe, and cozy cocoon into a cold and noisy world. During those early years, from our own bodies, we nourish them. We cradle them when they cry. We teach them when they play. We kiss their scraped knees. And hang each and every scribble on the fridge.
Then their personalities emerge and we foster them. They run around pretending to be astronauts, ballerinas, veterinarians, or presidents. School becomes more difficult and making friends does too. We advise them about bullies, we re-learn our multiplication tables, and we begrudgingly have “the talk” about their bodies.
They enter adolescence and things change. They become more independent. They go out on their own with friends. They start learning how to drive. And then maybe one day your teen in a tear filled moment is brave enough to tell you that they’re gay.
How you react in this moment will affect the rest of their life.
I don’t know how to not love my child. Explain to me how you can take something that is part of you, nurture it, care for it, foster it, and then in one moment destroy it. In my view there’s no other option when faced with this situation then total respect and joy. And while I relished the moment and hugged my daughter fiercely for her bravery - deep down I felt a fear I’ve never known.
The LGBT community is a minority with only 3.8% of Americans identifying as gay/lesbian, bisexual, or transgender according to the Williams Institute in 2011. One in 25 people admit they are on the spectrum. According to the FBI, in 2014, 18.6% of all hate crimes were motivated by sexual orientation. Gender identity accounted for 1.8% of attacks. And while overall violence against the gay community has dropped 32%, violence against transgender people rose 13%. Why? North Carolina’s ludicrous bathroom law put a spotlight on this community.
Each day my daughter goes out into the world and she’s considered “different.” Because of her own body (a body which I created), she’ll be viewed as an outcast, a weirdo. Her entire life she’ll be subjected to ridicule, laws that restrict her, and religions that criticize her.
This could have been my child.
This could have been your child. They could have been living their life, happy, out in the open, free - and then horrifically killed for it. This thought scares me. This incident fills me with such terror. Imagine the phone call. Imagine the heartbreak, the sound of a mother crying upon hearing the news. The scream. The agony. The guttural yell of her voice as it becomes clear that her child... her baby... is gone.
How you react in this moment will affect the rest of your life. Don’t spread fear. Don’t spread hate. Don’t live in fear. Don’t live in hate.
If you’re affected by this, and you should be, you should be asking yourself a few questions: How can I make this better? What can I do? As mothers our voices command respect. We have power. As creators of life and natural nurturers, our actions (and inactions) can adjust our culture. What kind of culture do you want for your children?
Hate creates division. Love creates inclusion.
Being gay is not a sin. Being gay is not a choice. Being gay is not wrong. Being a gay is worthy of love. Spread love and acceptance to your children with your words and actions. Educate yourself and them on the LGBT community and help them to understand how differences enrich our world. Unite, mothers. Support other mothers in their struggles. Share in their joys. Share in their sorrows.
Be the change you want to see in the world. Don’t give in to hate. Instead, give more love. Cause mothers have plenty of that. For everyone. With love, A PROUD Mother