To Me No Tribute to the 9/11 Incident Equals This One…It is Short, Wordless, and Powerful.

See for yourself…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZIxFd5I280

 

No movie made, no documentary filmed can have as much impact as these horses kneeling and looking toward the empty space where so many lives were lots on September 11, 2001.  Budweiser only aired this one time in January of 2002.

I remember where I was that morning. I was teaching classes that had 30 students or more, who went into utter shock.  One of my special needs students thought his parents went down on the plane that left Dulles.  We finally got him calmed down and when he realized they were in Dallas he was fine.

For two weeks afterward, counselors spoke with kids who were heartbroken for those in NYC who lost family members, friends, teachers, etc….They drew pictures and made cards for them.  Our country was united from old to young…

This is exactly why we must never forget this attack any more than this nation must never forget Pearl Harbor, lest we stay divided.

 

I Should Title this “How to Look STUPID on Facebook”…

This is merely a FYI post, but it needs to be put out there.  HOW many of you get unfriended when somebody’s post shows up on YOUR wall and the original poster gets PO’d that you respond?  Well here is why that happens.  The original poster, the OP-as I will  label him/her doesn’t even realize how to use Facebook properly.  He/she will post something not realizing that it goes to all of their friends walls 9 times out of 10 and then get angry over differences of opinion. Many of them make themselves look totally stupid when they attack others who respond too.

When posting there is a little drop-down arrow next to the blue “post” button.  It says “public”, “friends”, “friends except acquaintances, etc…That is how one makes sure the post reaches the intended recipients–otherwise it goes public and people assume the topic is up for debate.  Once in a while when one responds, one might  get responses like: “Don’t come to my wall telling me how to…” blah blah blah…You get it.  If you know someone who is doing this, please share this blog entry. It might keep that person from looking like a total moron.  If a post from someone else shows up on YOUR wall, then it IS public and up for discussion.  If they didn’t want it that way, they should have paid attention to that feature.

Another good idea is putting friends in certain categories such as “co-workers”, family, acquaintances, etc…when adding them. That way one can target only to those people they want to share thoughts with.

Many times these posts tend to be political as well.  I’ve had to tell people to knock off their attacks at each other on my wall more than once and then I shared this info.  I see a lot less BS on my wall now as a result, so if you’re having to endure this crap, feel free to share the link to this blog entry.

Above all, don’t fret if you get unfriended over such bull. People like that aren’t true friends anyway! Have  a great weekend~!

And don’t fret if you get unfriended on Facebook over a difference of opinion. If people only want people on their friends list who think like they do, before long they’ll be talking to themselves in the mirror.  They don’t tend to keep friends very long either because they are more interested in controlling others and hearing themselves talk than they are in open discourse.

 

 

Nana Says, Pink Hit the Nail on the Head with this Song…WARNING: ***Vernacular in the 1st video***

This is the UNEDITED version of “F– Perfect” by Pink…For anyone who is totally misunderstood, this says it all. Thank God I didn’t have to go to the lengths this character did to find her way. I learned a long time ago that compromising one’s self is never the answer. Never did that and never will. It only leads to misery and that is why I cut a lot of people from my life this year and I certainly don’t regret that because new doors opened once I did! 2012 was a great year for me! A lot got put into perspective for me, that’s for sure. And for anyone feeling down on themselves this time of year, don’t.  Things ARE going to get better and you don’t have to let that which is temporary defeat you. However sometimes you have to pull yourself up by the bra straps or bootstraps…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocDlOD1Hw9k

HERE is the clean version for those who don’t like vernacular:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sRM39rHoB8

One of the most inspiring things about Pink is that she stands her ground and her voice rocks!

The Strangest Thing About Facebook is it’s Infinite Stupidity

This could be such a short post, but it may not end up being so.  I’ll just free-type and see where the road leads…I don’t even know why I came up with this title…It’s kind of stupid because to me, Facebook itself is a “social” network that really isn’t that social. While it can be a useful tool to network with, I find it ironic that many members end up penalized for actually “networking”.

You know what I”m referring to–that phenomenon that many subscribers on Facebook call “Facebook Jail!”  That’s right. It works this way…FACEBOOK will suggest people to you that you  may or MAY NOT  know personally so that you can send friend requests to them. However, if you do that, they can suspend your account and penalize you for each time they think you make friends with someone you don’t know. Ironically there are ways around this. Make sure they email you if you are networking with each other for a few days before requesting them to be friends.  THOSE particular emails are enough to shoot down their accusations.

First off, I feel that Facebook (Are you paying attention Mr. Zuckerberg?) needs to get a life and new employees.  Many accounts are suspended in error, or people get suspended for actually making friends with FAMILY members and co-workers! I’m serious!  They also force changes upon subscribers that they detest without giving options to not use these so-called improvements, the latest of which is a feature they forced upon everyone called “timeline” which is a complete pain in the ass.

Personally, I cannot wait for a new social network to come into play to give them some competition.  When that happens, people will flock to it in droves–especially if that particular competing network respects the privacy of its clients.  Of course there are those die-hard fanatics of the Facebook status quo that say, “It’s free and you get what you pay for!” and they are absolutely right because they get nothing from it except a false sense of satisfaction from sitting behind the computer and constantly posting about crap that means absolutely NOTHING to anyone besides themselves…Yes, one can see a lot of people like that–and there are also those who are seriously using it as a tool  to market themselves, or they are trying to make the world a better place.  However, I see more trolls as of late…They simply like to read their posts,  the contents of which are equal to bovine fecal matter of the male variety. Whoever guesses what that is gets 3 brownie points in Tina‘s “Book of the Asinine”.

I would do a book of “Fear and Loathing” but Christopher Pennock does a better job of that than I ever could. I strongly urge you to check his readings on YouTube.  They are freaking hilarious.  They should get him on “Saturday Night Live!” Here’s a link to part 1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2A07KmUp2c

I would like to add here that the funniest are parts 3 and 4!!!  After you listen to that, go like his fan page! He’s working again and he deserves the support.   HERE is the link for that but just so you know, most people know him as Jeb Hawkes from the original “Dark Shadows” series:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Christopher-Pennock/202548139768998   While there, you will find that he is about to work on a film called “Posey” with Sally Kirkland. Check that project out!

That being said, I am moving into a new house and taking up my Insanity workout program again.  I’ll get the body I want in 6 weeks time and only spend time on FB to do admin duties and promote those people whose work I believe in.  Most of the people I know personally, I socialize with right here in my community or via email.  IF one can’t find me there or via my cell phone–I am most likely on my mountain enjoying my fellowship with my surroundings.  Why? Because I am really tired of the crap Facebook does that I mentioned above, and Chris Pennock: I hope you keep giving ’em enough hell for us both!

Some Things People Do Are Totally Crazy…

Okay…This will be a very short, and very direct post.  Anyone who would falsely put out a story about a celebrity death, should be kicked off of the blog site if that is where the rumor originated.  As most know, the false story of Bon Jovi being deceased was circulating  all over Facebook and Twitter.  He later posed for a picture to prove that he is not indeed deceased.

Granted, Sir Paul McCartney had his own experience at “being deceased”.  I knew it was a hoax when the article mentioned that he was to appear at the Bamboozle Festival…There is no such event.  This is one of the shortest articles I have ever done but I sure got a lot of stuff asking if the rumor was true….

Attention to All Who Are Spamming…

Commentary not relevant to topics will not get put into my blog.  Neither will the posts used to spread negativity and/or attack others.  The other posts I do cut are ones that make statements that reveal to me that the article being quoted was not even read by the one person who made the comment.  If you aren’t serious, don’t even bother.  You are merely wasting your time and mine since I won’t even click on your links.  Thank you.

I have never seen a post directed at spammers–but have seen a few for trolls.  I thought I’d see what happens with this! Have a great weekend!

 

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