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I was a little late in watching 2017’s The Murder of Laci Peterson. This is an interesting series about Scott Peterson and his conviction for the murder of his pregnant wife in 2002. The program raises serious issues.
I do recall the sensational media storm of this trial, and in retrospect I feel kind of duped by the whole 24/7 news thing. Uncomfortably, I must admit this was not outside my own fault.
My generation was the first to appreciate all-day-long news coverage. This does not seem to fly with younger folks nowadays, and for good reason.
You can’t make this stuff up, people.
“Unlikely Pairing” on Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, reveals a strange bedfellows relationship between Scientology and the Nation of Islam (NOI).
I’m not that familiar with the NOI, but I have heard questionable and overtly hateful speech against whites and Jews. This had led to my perception that this organization is more of a fringe-type extremist group for black people. Yet, I can’t blame the black community for espousing principles of independence and a non-reliance on the suppressive white man.
A lot of southern states keep trying to adopt the display of the Ten Commandments in public arenas, including state buildings and school classrooms. Of course, backlash follows, and rightfully so.
This goes against the First Amendment, but so should placing your hand on the good book of rape and murder before swearing an oath in court.
In any event, there are many more disturbing commandments in the bible. I plopped five of them into a fun video, but I have to point out the most screaming hypocrisy.
I was all gung-ho to talk about the display of the Ten Commandments in schools and in other public arenas. I planned on commenting on the rote recitation of the “Pledge of Allegiance” which includes “One Nation, Under God.” Instead, I stumbled upon some fascinating history.
The original pledge is not what we know: it didn’t include the United States or God.
“I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” – Francis Bellamy, 1892
I received this ominous and unscrupulous email, which was in my inbox, to me, from me, without the pictures as follows:
I have bad news for you.
19/07/2018 – on this day I hacked your operating system and got full access to your account.
It is useless to change the password, my malware intercepts it every time.
How it was:
In the software of the router to which you were connected that day, there was a vulnerability. I first hacked this router and placed my malicious code on it.
When you entered in the Internet, my trojan was installed on the operating system of your device.
Talk about a marketing mastermind. Rapper, T.I., is getting all sorts of press for releasing a snippet of his music video featuring a Melania Trump look-alike, who dances butt naked on a desk in front of a stogie-smoking T.I. in the White House.
This would be a great place for a cigar joke having to do with a President, the White House, a lady, and a desk, but that would be too easy.
Back to the smoking hot woman who portrays Melania. Oddly, her name is Melanie Marden. Kind of has a nice ring to it . . . like Marla Maples.
Religion intrigues me because a small group of people who follow a leader, and ascribe to certain practices, is often viewed as a cult. Add in millions of people and suddenly this is a norm.
I had never read the bible before. Besides wanting to know what people were really following, I was curious to learn about the basics. How would sex and politics be treated within a religious guideline? Well, I found out.
The bible: Wow. It’s disturbing.
Putting all murder and mayhem aside, I can now say that if you like sex, and lots of it, then the bible is for you. There was more than enough material to write a book about the juiciest parts; a whooping 197 pages.
Regarding the Charlottesville black and white protest, murder included . . . I just can’t get over the backlash to President Trump’s words. This isn’t one-sided. There is, was, and will always be violence on both sides.
For some reason, the liberal media reporting always plays up the minority plight. I don’t un-sympathize. But, I didn’t see interviews or arrests of black people who were wielding bats and illegally wearing face masks, ironically dressed in black, just the opposite of the KKK white. Even the crazy white supremacists pointed this out. Good work in making their case in point.
I’m coming out
I want the world to know
Got to let it show
I’m coming out
–Diana Ross, Beloved singer of the GBT and maybe Q of the LBGTQ community.
Attention world, I am officially coming out. That’s right. I am a cisgender and I’m owning it, girl. It explains me to a T, or rather to a C.
In other words, I identify with the gender assigned to me at birth.
I first learned of the cis / trans situation when studying chemistry. Cis = same. Trans = opposite. How wonderful that this has translated to biology!
The Wilfred has exceeded his monthly bandwidth cap for the third time. What to do?
Gotta pay more.
Gee thanks, internet service company. You know and I know that I don’t have much choice – yeah, that’s right, you’re the best company available in my area, and unfortunately you know it.
If you Wikipedia “bandwidth cap”, one area of concern is this quote, “It has also been asserted that bandwidth caps are meant to help protect pay television providers that may also be owned by an ISP from competition with over-the-top streaming services.”