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Curmudgeon In Training

$12 salmon salad special. arrives. large filet, uncut slapped on top of bagged-type greens. Cherry tomatoes, nice and juicy, but uncut. nice cucumbers sliced, but not bite sized, along the side. dressing on the side. i have to take 5 minutes, making an effing mess cutting and tossing in a too small bowl perched on a too small table. wtf? how hard is it to make a salad ready to eat at a sit down restaurant? am i the ass or are they for lowering the bar? i must be getting old. :) i'd rather stay home and fix my own damn food.

We Are All Special Snowflakes - Forget Identity Politics

Anyone given any thought to what happens when a #snowflake gets together with, say, 60 million or so other snowflakes? Mix in some high winds, as in the winds of change?

Let's find out.

We have a great opportunity to completely own compassionate politics. Forget identity. Healthy, well adjusted rational people all share compassion and feel empathy for all humans. Focus on this commonality.

This is really the struggle of our age. Rational, sane compassion and tolerance versus antisocial personality disorder tin pot dictators, unrestrained greed and naked avarice. In short, only a few people are FOR predatory capitalism and only survives because few recognize it in all its forms.

#weareallspecialsnowflakes #indivisible #resist #nonviolentprotest #postfactual #predatorycapitalism

Shunning 101 - Why Your Bubble Is A Good Thing

Facebook and twitter - all social media for that matter - are not open news platforms. They do not provide not an unfiltered public soapbox. We have confused social media with the free press. The algorithms employed make each feed essentially a private bubble. This is a good thing as it closely models a face to face conversation amongst friends. This is not a flaw, it is by design. Note the word 'social' in social networks.

In person, you know, real life, if someone bashes into your conversation with, "I couldn't help overhearing" and proceeds to spew a complete load of shite they are immediately and without deliberation considered assholes and are shunned.