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LOOK WHO’S “HONEST AND ETHICAL”; EXCEPT … WHEN SHE IS PUSHING FAKE NEWS IN FACEBOOK

Weeks ago, I was happy for one of the members in Facebook for being honored at some event for her successes in business, her community service … her “ethics, and … being a person of character.”  She had posted this, and I had no reason to doubt that it was true.

Yesterday, while browsing the news feed, I saw a post about President Trump on her timeline.  I didn’t believe the headlines … but, I read the article, anyway.  Low and behold … the headlines said one thing … and the actual article from The Hill said the complete opposite.

This is the perfect example of why I ask people … no … I implore … people to please read the entire article before commenting or going away with a misconception of the truth.

What really surprised me, in this case, was that it was brought to this person’s attention (giving her the benefit of the doubt and keeping her honesty intact.”  She didn’t take it down, in respect for the truth.  Instead … she left the post up, and said she still stands by her hateful comments.  Point taken … out of sheer hate for our President … she will be complicit in the lies being pushed, thus helping to increase the divisiveness in the country.

I’ve included screen shots of the posts and comments, to back up this post.  I have also the link to the article from The Hill.  What were they thinking?

When you wonder how this country became so divided and can’t understand why people hate this President so much … just spend a day in Facebook.  Take some time to read and check-out the articles … understand that most of what is being posted are deliberate lies to discredit our President and others.  Then … take one more step … call out the fake news for what it is.  Let’s stop rewarding the fake news for their … “creativity” and, start demanding that truth prevail, with a side of … real … “integrity and character.”

 

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/353685-trump-admin-denied-puerto-rico-request-to-let-hurricane-victims-use

 

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Debbie Barth: 10/04/2017 at 3:14 EDT
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We Are Not Created Equal – Celebrate it!

EggsWhile browsing through my Facebook news-feed the other day, I saw one of those cute little “feel good” posters that gave me pause for thought. It showed two broken eggs and the legend read, “Inside we are all alike.”

I am quite sure that it was created and displayed with the good intent to make us all feel good … but … I just don’t think that the sentiment was all that it was cracked up to be.

The simple fact is that no, we are not the same inside … and no … we are not created equal.

We are born with blue eyes, brown eyes, green eyes, or various shades of the aforementioned. We are born with blond hair, brown hair, black hair, red hair … or none. We are born with various shades of skin color. We are born with different degrees of intelligence and dispositions. The fortunate are born physically and mentally challenged-free … others are not. I’ve certainly watched enough CSI episodes to know that no two DNA types are the same.

And that is just the beginning. As we grow, our experiences, and our perception of our experiences, are different. We are not the same inside nor outside. We are each … and everyone … uniquely different.

We are born with God-given talents uniquely our own, which must be recognized and cultivated.

I do not subscribe to the theory that we are all the same, nor do I feel that we should strive for “sameness.” I believe that we should bask in our uniqueness. I also believe that we should search for, and recognize, what we do really well …. and strive to be the very best at it. I believe that we should understand what we don’t do very well and strive to do the very best we can. I believe that there are always winners and losers but that … no one … has to always win or always lose.

While cloning is no longer just science fiction, no individuals, nor group of individuals, should fall victim. It is not good for individuals, for teams on a playing field, or in an office … and certainly not for our great country. The uniqueness that is possessed by all of us is what makes us so great when we come together in daily life.

No, we are not created equal … and, we are not the same inside…. as used in this context of this blog …. we are unique … recognize your uniqueness … cultivate it … nurture it … and celebrate it. It truly is one of the things you possess that no one can take away from you … unless you let them.

SUPER BOWL POLAR BEARS ICED

It is a cold reality. The Super Bowl Polar Bears have been iced. One might think the Bears (no, not from Chicago) lost their commercial spot due to the struggling economy. But, according to Coca Cola (who markets the ads) … the bear commercials were just too … passive.

I would guess that there was no family dysfunction, nudity, adultery, people being taken out by assault rifles, foul language, no explicit sexual scenes, no autopsies being performed … nope … just too serene and passive for Coca Cola’s Super Bowl audiences.

So here’s the tip of the iceberg. Coca Cola is replacing the bears with cowboys, badlanders and showgirls … yep … all in one commercial. The commercial places them in the desert, were they see a giant cold frosty bottle of Coke. The battle to get to the Coke is on and the race begins. Sounds like a 15 second “take” on a Sunday night reality show … but whatever.

Coca Cola has made the polar bear demise more … bearable … by getting consumers involved. Consumers will be able to use Facebook, Twitter, and any other social media networks they can come up as a way to interact with the characters and sabotage their least favorite team. Here is a link to a site where consumers can vote on who they want to eventually win the race … www.cokechase.com . The winner will be revealed at the end of the game.

I can already see it now. Family and friends are sitting around the T.V. at the end of the game … the commercial comes on … the end is revealed … and then one can hear someone proudly say …. “I voted for that ending.” Suddenly, Super Bowl 2013 is forgotten, and everyone else in the room looks … in “shock and awe” … up with new-found respect for that person.

Coca Cola … I care barely wait.

Today I was “gang-grouped.”

1-22-2013 12-15-47 PMIt happens when you least expect it.  You are just setting at your desk tweeting with your newest BTFF (best twitter follower forever) or you are texting your thoughts on Facebook’s new Graph Search to the world while getting your wisdom teeth pulled out at the dentist …. and it happens … you’ve been “grouped.”  You start noticing all these new Facebook notifications concerning a group called “Pygmies … Why Women Love Them” …. and you have no idea why your email is filling up with these.  You do not know any pygmies … or women who love them.  The simple truth is that Facebook allows members to add you to any group without asking you first …. no kiss first … no dinner.  People can just “group” you at will.  While the “perp’s” justification is that you are so awesome, you have been invited to the party … or your wisdom and participation are so valued … they are not considering the fact that most people really do want to be asked first.

With all that being said, let me also say that there are some phenomenal groups in Facebook of which I am blessed and honored to be a part.  It is because of these groups that I have met some of the most awesome people on the planet.  Some with whom, I have established a close and long-lasting relationship.

I guess I am an old fashion gal who does not like to be taken for granted.  I prefer being asked first.  In fact, if I found out I have been added to a group without an invitation first … I will … every time … just leave immediately.  And, that is what I did with the three groups I found myself added to this morning.

I also know that there will be those who read this and will think I am referring specifically to them, and that is not true.  I simply adore my FB friends … including the ones involved in the most recent … “gang-group”.  And I would hope the feeling is mutual.

Simply put …ask me to the party … and I will come with my dance shoes on (I can’t guarantee how much time I have to participate.) But, don’t take me for granted …. and just don’t “group” me.