Cognitive Dissonance

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Ah, slacktivism…one of my friends posted this photo and it’s amazing. On Facebook, everyone is changing their profile pics to a cartoon character for child abuse or childhood memories, based on whose status you read.
I’m all for awareness, but volunteering and donating do more than these sometimes rather unclear campaigns. 
One of my profs wrote on Facebook in regards to these chain “awareness” campaigns: “I saw one yesterday that said if I care about veterans I’d cut and paste something into my status update. So even though I’ve worked in 3 VAs, have published a gazillion papers on vet related stuff and have a free treatment clinic that specializes in PTSD, somehow what REALLY matters is spending 5 seconds cutting and pasting what someone else wrote in my status update. Sheesh.”

Ah, slacktivism…one of my friends posted this photo and it’s amazing. On Facebook, everyone is changing their profile pics to a cartoon character for child abuse or childhood memories, based on whose status you read.

I’m all for awareness, but volunteering and donating do more than these sometimes rather unclear campaigns. 

One of my profs wrote on Facebook in regards to these chain “awareness” campaigns: “I saw one yesterday that said if I care about veterans I’d cut and paste something into my status update. So even though I’ve worked in 3 VAs, have published a gazillion papers on vet related stuff and have a free treatment clinic that specializes in PTSD, somehow what REALLY matters is spending 5 seconds cutting and pasting what someone else wrote in my status update. Sheesh.”

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Palin "fires back" on Facebook

nearfantastica:

militantagnostic:

Palin responds to her “our ally North Korea” gaffe. Does she: A) apologize for the mix up? B) point out that it was obvious what she really meant, or C) post a list of every gaffe or slip of the tongue Obama’s ever made

 I just hate her so much. And this lady thinks she’s qualified to run the U.S.

Sarah Palin never left high school. Seriously. This is how she deals with her mistakes, by being a catty, bitchy mean girl and saying, “Yeah, but that kid, you know, the one that’s a foreigner, said way worse things than me. He’s such a loser.”

I bet she thinks 2012 is all about class president and boy, she’ll be pissed if China and Russia exclude her from the lunch table at the UN because she’s so annoying. “BUT I’M AMERICA! I’M EXCEPTIONAL! YOU CAN’T DO THIS WAAHHH!” It’ll never sink in that president is a bigger deal than head cheerleader.

Filed under Sarah Palin Just shut up already Facebook is weird Conservative conservatives conservative weirdness mean girl Obama

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stfuconservatives:

goodreasonnews:

Sarah Palin’s 16-year-old daughter Willow  used multiple homophobic slurs — including the word f**got — to attack  a Facebook user who criticized her mom’s new reality show …. TMZ has  learned. During the premiere of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” Sunday night — a  boy named Tre who went to school with the Palin kids wrote a status  update that read, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska, is failing so hard right now.”The  comment sparked an intense response from Willow — who replied on the  boy’s wall, “Haha your so gay. I have no idea who you are, But what I’ve  seen pictures of, your disgusting … My sister had a kid and is still  hot.” Willow followed up that comment with another that read, “Tre stfu.  Your such a f**got.”
 (via Joe. My. God.)

Lordy, I just know this is going to get shrugged off with a “oh well she’s just defending her family donchaknow. Kids talk without thinkin’.”
Though I would be remiss if I didn’t remind you all of this story:
http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/02/sarah_palins_response_to_retar.html
-Joe

Sarah Palin may not be able to use proper grammar, but there’s still hope for her kids, right? Willow’s a charmer, isn’t she? More here
After this, I’d think poor Piper has to do something really spectacular to get noticed, something like being a decent human being.

stfuconservatives:

goodreasonnews:

Sarah Palin’s 16-year-old daughter Willow used multiple homophobic slurs — including the word f**got — to attack a Facebook user who criticized her mom’s new reality show …. TMZ has learned. During the premiere of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” Sunday night — a boy named Tre who went to school with the Palin kids wrote a status update that read, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska, is failing so hard right now.”

The comment sparked an intense response from Willow — who replied on the boy’s wall, “Haha your so gay. I have no idea who you are, But what I’ve seen pictures of, your disgusting … My sister had a kid and is still hot.” Willow followed up that comment with another that read, “Tre stfu. Your such a f**got.”

 (via Joe. My. God.)

Lordy, I just know this is going to get shrugged off with a “oh well she’s just defending her family donchaknow. Kids talk without thinkin’.”

Though I would be remiss if I didn’t remind you all of this story:

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/02/sarah_palins_response_to_retar.html

-Joe

Sarah Palin may not be able to use proper grammar, but there’s still hope for her kids, right? Willow’s a charmer, isn’t she? More here

After this, I’d think poor Piper has to do something really spectacular to get noticed, something like being a decent human being.

(via handingoutstars-deactivated2011)

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Wyoming authorities locate fugitive on Facebook

Sweetwater County authorities found a fugitive by tracking him down on Facebook.

A former Rock Springs man and absconded sex offender wanted by county investigators for more than three years was captured in Oklahoma this week, thanks in part to the popular social networking site, Sheriff Rich Haskell said Friday.

Facebook was launched in early 2004. The site, operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc., has more than 500 million users to date.

The site allows users to stay in touch with friends and family and join networks organized by city, workplace, school or region.

Haskell said Henry William Sadberry, 42, was arrested Thursday without incident by a team of United States Marshals in Erick, Okla.

He was charged with failure to register as a sex offender, a felony.

Privacy settings fail, law enforcement FTW!

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So, this is more from crazy anti-abortion guy.
I was torn between deleting him and not deleting him because of the crazy it provides. I already blocked him from commenting on my stuff, but then I saw this in my news feed. Within ten minutes of each other. Delete…
He tells people to respect each other all the time. Wait, what? Newsflash: Real men don’t hate.
You know, he was relatively normal in high school. Now, STFU.

So, this is more from crazy anti-abortion guy.

I was torn between deleting him and not deleting him because of the crazy it provides. I already blocked him from commenting on my stuff, but then I saw this in my news feed. Within ten minutes of each other. Delete…

He tells people to respect each other all the time. Wait, what? Newsflash: Real men don’t hate.

You know, he was relatively normal in high school. Now, STFU.

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