I'm small, I like to read books, listen to rock music, like to talk about grown up stuff like politics, am a wannabe photographer (canon ftw!) and been using social network stuff since MySpace (R.I.P.)
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Lately I have been de-connecting my social networks, like my twitter doesn’t link to my tumblr anymore, and tumblr doesn’t have my twitter feed and the like.
Now I’m even thinking about putting my twitter on private, though that pretty much defies the point of twitter, doesn’t it?
What is so great about twitter is the fact that you can reach so many ppl with the right hashtag and maybe a retweet. I had some nice conversations with ppl I don’t know because of that. And we didn’t end up following each other, yet that you can have conversations with strangers is nice.
The thing that bothers me are ppl in real life, reading my twitter feed without letting me know that they do so, I mean, they really don’t have to, it’s public after all, but I still feel creeped out, when they quote something I said on twitter. Sometimes I don’t even know, if it’s because they read one of my tweets or it’s just a coincidence, because I don’t feel it’s right to ask them “whoa, hold your horses, have you been reading my tweets?”, because they are public and everyone can read them, so why would people I know off the internet have to justify for reading something I put out there?
It’s not like I put things out there that I would mind reading them, but I would at least like to know when they quote me because then I wouldn’t have to wonder about that…
Well, I guess I’ll give it a few sleep before I decide…
the annoying thing about the 30days of make up thing? I have to remove that make up every evening >.<
Usually I wear make up once a month, tops, and then it’s so little I don’t always bother removing it, but I know I will regret that tomorrow, if I don’t do that now…
I have the best friends on the internet one could ask for. Surely I lost contact to a lot of them over the years, but knowing there are people out there who I can write to no matter what the time or reason and that they will listen is realldy good to know :D
1. White terrorists are called “gunmen.” What does that even mean? A person with a gun? Wouldn’t that be, like, everyone in the US? Other terrorists are called, like, “terrorists.”
2. White terrorists are “troubled loners.” Other terrorists are always suspected of being part of a global plot, even when they are obviously troubled loners.
3. Doing a study on the danger of white terrorists at the Department of Homeland Security will get you sidelined by angry white Congressmen. Doing studies on other kinds of terrorists is a guaranteed promotion.
4. The family of a white terrorist is interviewed, weeping as they wonder where he went wrong. The families of other terrorists are almost never interviewed.
5. White terrorists are part of a “fringe.” Other terrorists are apparently mainstream.
6. White terrorists are random events, like tornadoes. Other terrorists are long-running conspiracies.
7. White terrorists are never called “white.” But other terrorists are given ethnic affiliations.
8. Nobody thinks white terrorists are typical of white people. But other terrorists are considered paragons of their societies.
9. White terrorists are alcoholics, addicts or mentally ill. Other terrorists are apparently clean-living and perfectly sane.
10. There is nothing you can do about white terrorists. Gun control won’t stop them. No policy you could make, no government program, could possibly have an impact on them. But hundreds of billions of dollars must be spent on police and on the Department of Defense, and on TSA, which must virtually strip search 60 million people a year, to deal with other terrorists.
Juan Cole, 08/09/2012 (via thepeacefulterrorist)
Juan Cole actually wrote this 4 days after a white terrorist, yes, terrorist, murdered 6 and injured 4 people at a Sikh gurdwara in Wisconsin. The terrorist who committed said crime spoke of an impending “racial holy war” beforehand and was a member of white supremacist/neo-Nazi hate groups.
I really should spend less time talking to (almost) strangers on the internet and go to sleep on time.
But sometimes you have the best conversations with (almost) strangers, even if that means I’m totally unprepared for my classes today :D
2013 has been a crappy year this far and I’m kind of afraid of what is yet to come. I kind of wish I was at a point where I could say it only can get better, but right now I can only think of ways it can get worse.
But I am not going to let anyone or anything ruin next week for my friends and me. Next week will be good and no one and nothing will ruin it for me.
I will not have that.