Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Even though Donald Trump is lying, people still cheer him on.

Even though Donald Trump is lying, people still cheer him on. As a matter of fact: his fans are more than happy to spread the lies he comes up with. Just like his Dutch counterpart, Geert Wilders (the son of a women from Indonesia, the largest Muslim nation in the world who dyed his dark brown hair blonde to create a distance with his heritage, running for Prime Minister in march 2017) he loves to make false claims, supported by false arguments like: 'I know it for a fact because I said so.' and 'That you can't prove otherwise, proves my statement is true.'

Both narcissist racists ignore the millions of Muslims being hurt by and protesting against the likes of ISIS, al-Qaida and Boko Haram.

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/20-million-muslims-march-against-isis/

Trump, Wilders and other 'alt-right' advocates (just a few years ago - when we had freedom of speech for EVERYONE and not just for people who agree with the USA's president-elect and some other liars - I would have been allowed to call them neo-nazi's with the only difference of them targeting Muslims in stead of Jews as their great examples did) love to claim 'the mainstraim media' collaborates with 'left' (who 'left' is, is yet to be determined. Apparently everyone who's not a racist.) to 'ignore the voices of the silent majority.

I have one more question for those willing to do everything Trump or Wilders asks from them, put in a 'lolcat':


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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Her ex (a short #story) #AmWriting

He read but as the words glided past they didn't stick with him. Mechanically he turned a page every now and then. It was the manuscript of a customer and he had promised to help her find a publisher because her story deserved to be told.

Although he knew the importance his thoughts were far away...

He had had a delicious meal on her houseboat and the wine had been so good that he had drunk more than he should have without noticing. The last tram had already departed but he didn't care.

In stead he said goodbye and paid his hostess yet another compliment.

'I think you have made me at least 20,000 compliments', she said smiling. -'What!? So little!? A woman like you deserves so many more than that!', he answered back.

She smiled, gave him a heartfelt kiss and went back to her ex.

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

'Let's send them back!' #Refugees

Should you ever consider to shout out the line in the subject, watch these short clips first. If you still want refugees to go back to Syria...congratulations! You now know for certain you are not a christian AND a very indecent human being.





But is there really nothing we can do? Yes, there is:

Oh, and before you go, here is a simple fact. When things were tough in Europe because of World War II and people fled from the Nazi's, thousands of refugees were welcomed in Aleppo, Syria. http://anonhq.com/rare-photos-european-refugee-camps-syria-height-world-war-ii/

http://sobadsogood.com/2016/06/26/striking-photos-wwii-refugees-escaping-safety-syria/

Saturday, November 19, 2016

A Name (A short #story) #AmWriting

She lay on her back watching the stars and wondered where she had come from.

Once someone had given her a name but she had forgotten it long since.

She remembered she waited. But for what? In the mean time she enjoyed her dreams and her fantasies.

Vague memories disconcerted her but never for long.

Absent-mindedly she played with the small object she always kept within reach. It gave her solace.

Years came and went and it was increasingly difficult to get food but she was contented.

In her own small world she was everything.

When they found her bleached bones they wondered where she had come from and if she had ever been given a name.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Are we civilised?

Yes, often we can cure cancer. Yes, we can take care of the elderly. Yes, handicapped need not just die anymore. Yes, there is plenty of food for everyone (it's just not properly distributed) and yes, we've been to the moon. And back.

And yes, dead bodies of children are being used in political games of blaming, power, shouting, money and pointing fingers. So I ask you this:

are we really that civilised?



Furthermore: people love games. People love to win.
But winning at the expense of little children...is that civilised?


Is it civilised to force married women to cover their hair? These extremely religious men (click) seem to think so.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

She did (A #ShortStory) #AmWriting

He came in, put his bag on the table and pulled something out. A rabbit. A white one. Plush.

He waited.

She entered, put her bag on the table and pulled something out. A diary. A red one. Leather.

The rabbit caught her eye and she looked at him with wonder and a smile.

'Is that yours?' she asked.

'It was, but it's yours now. If you want it, that is.'

She did.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Why prisoners come out more angry

When someone does something that's against the law, he or she should be punished. Right? So if someone uses illegal drugs (more people die from using legal drugs, but that's not the point. Apparantly that's not an issue.) that person goes to jail. Unless that person is Charlie Sheen. Or the son of a politician. Or works in Wall Street.

Right. So, people are send to jail because after they are punished they will have learned how to behave in a better manner. Right?

WRONG!

American prisons are mostly private companies. And what do private companies love the most? Making money. So how do private prisons make money? By collecting as many inmates as possible. How do you get as many inmates as possible? By giving law makers money to produce as many laws as possible and come up with 'solutions' as the 'three strikes, you're out!'-rule. Of course that rule does not apply to bankers who steal millions from civilians but it does apply to civilians who steal from bankers. As we all know: stealing a ten dollar bill three times in one year makes someone a greater crook than stealing 132 million dollars in one go.

They do it different in Norway:





After you've read the above and watched the clips, please answer this question:
Do you want prisoners to come out of prison as really, really angry people or as people who can function well in society?

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Heart (a #ShortStory) #AmWriting

She didn't walk, she floated.
When she moved past him he felt the warmth of her body.

He smelled the scent of her shower cream, that early morning, and felt liberated.

She gave him a cup of coffee and a smile.
He gave her his heart.

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Thursday, November 03, 2016

When facts and figures are not backed by research

More guns, less crime.
Guns are used more in self-defense than in criminal acts.
The vast majority of mass shootings occur in gun-free zones.
Good guys with guns stop mass shootings.
Guns make women safer.

http://crimeresearch.org/2015/06/comparing-death-rates-from-mass-public-shootings-in-the-us-and-europe/

(They claim there've been more mass shootings in The Netherlands than in the US. Not true. I know. I live in The Netherlands. They also claim 'It's different in small countries like Australia.' Australia is NOT a small country. Really, it's not.)

You've heard and read these statements before. On numerous occasions, I bet. What you probably don't know is that these assumptions are all based on the results of the studies of one man: Dr. John R. Lott.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lott

Unfortunately, when asked to show his studies, mr. Lott said he had lost all his research due to a crash on his computer hard drive. Oh, no! 'But surely you have the results on paper too!' -'Unfortunaly not. I lost all my paperwork when I moved into my new home.' Oh, how unfortunate! Poor mr. Lott! 'But surely the students who helped you compiling all this terrific data, supporting all those NRA claims have copies on their computers?' -'Of course they do! But unfortunately I forgot each and every single name of all those students and fellow doctors who helped me collect and study the data.' Oh, poor Dr. Lott!



'Did you know true military weapons are designed not to kill but to just wound people? Their bullets are designed not to kill but to go straight through the body.' -'Well, no. Just because they are not.'

But is there really no way his statements can be backed? Yes, there is! His former student Mary Rosh placed a review on Amazon, regarding Mr. Lott's book 'More guns, less crime', stating 'He was the best teacher I ever had!' It's just very unfortunate Mary Rosh does not exist. Well, she does. But only as a figment of imagination of...Dr. R. Lott.

http://www.armedwithreason.com/shooting-down-the-gun-lobbys-favorite-academic-a-lott-of-lies/

'Yes, but his studies and conclusions are backed by a real life research institute!' Unfortunately this institute is sponsored by the National Rifle Association. Their 'research' consistently points to the research of one man: Dr. R. Lott.

http://csgv.org/blog/2015/whos-backing-last-pro-gun-academic/

I know you proably don't have the time but if you're serious about looking at facts and figures before you make up your mind, based on newspaper headlines, please read this: https://publichealthwatch.wordpress.com/2015/04/04/new-harvard-research-debunks-gun-lobbys-favorite-talking-points/

More fun facts ALSO come from a Republican: presidential candidate Donald Trump stated President Obama was directly responsible for the death of a soldier named Khan, back in 2004. People with their braincells turned to 'On' know Mr. Obama took office in 2009. A spokeswoman for Mr. Trump backtracked: 'President Obama probably may not have been responsible for Mr. Khan's death.'