Archive | June 2013


I don’t really like how I’ve been writing to this blog thus far. Little snippets of information that, were I reading it from someone else, not even I would care that much about. As a result, I’m gonna try to start writing short stories, with the little snippets at the bottom if I have something I need to share. Maybe a second post, depending on the length. I have had zero experience with short stories, so this may not work out, but I’m gonna try it.

Why it is so important that we let the government know that we will not stand for our activities to be stored like this

Why it is so important that we let the government know that we will not stand for our activities to be stored like this

The comment you are looking for is the one highlighted in yellow. For those who don’t do links, here’s the gist of it: The commenter lives in an Arab Spring country, (he did not reveal which) generally figured to be a dictatorship. In his country, anyone who is figured to be an “enemy of the state” is killed if they’re lucky, imprisoned and tortured if not. Usually the latter, is what I got from it. Went to a protest of any kind? Jail. Your kid told you he was going to a protest of some kind? Jail. You’re a doctor, and someone who was recently released from prison for going to a protest, called your office? Visit from the police. You took an appointment with him? Jail. You’re a journalist? Jail. Etc. And all of this started with what was essentially the NSA’s PRISM program, and it is our duty as Americans (Hell, since its the Internet, it affects people outside the US, so its our duty as Earthlings) to let our government know that we will NOT stand for this.

PRISM’s silver lining

PRISM's silver lining

Now, I know that almost everyone agrees that PRISM is a bad thing. Luckily, it might solve our energy crisis once and for all!
Source: User apathetic_ on Reddit

Double Standards

As someone in high school with a Facebook, with many high school girls as friends, I’ve encountered many, many double standards in the dating world, some of them fairly popular, (even outside of high school girls) many of them not so much:

  • Guy cheats on girl, its his fault. Girl cheats on guy, its his fault.
  • He better not flirt with anyone else; he better not have a problem with me flirting with other guys
  • He will NOT have a password on his phone, I need to get in there; he better not even think about looking into my phone

To name a few. Now, the last thing I want to do is imply that I think that only girls come up with these double standards– I just happen to encounter them a lot more often. Probably as a result of the circles I hang around in.

Those who know me, know that sometimes I come to a conclusion and get excited about what I’ve figured out, even if it might be obvious to other people. This is one of those times:

There are many reasons double standards aren’t good, but I figured out yesterday why they logically do not work:

Man cheats on woman, it is the man’s fault. Makes sense, because it was the man’s responsibility to be faithful to the woman. Logically, this should extend to: Woman cheats on man, it is the woman’s fault– but this double standard says that it doesn’t. Woman cheats on man, it is still the man’s fault for not satisfying the woman adequately. Logically, this would lead to: Man cheats on woman, it is the woman’s fault. But it doesn’t.

You could go on like that forever, because logically, double standards do not work.