Archives For May 14, 2018

So I drive along

Whipping myself with this dark

Menacing thought,

Of something I thought I’d forgotten.

I obsess and twist and toss it around

But just cannot let it go. 

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Sharing this on WordPress because I am getting more and more irritated with Facebook. I spend very little time on it now. Seems I’m not the only one.

A Facebook strategy to emphasize users’ participation in “community,” rather than just entertainment, is leaving them depressed, a study shows. Wired has reported on the details of the issue. After the social-media company was criticized for its role in the 2016 election, Facebook said last year it would build community online, by emphasizing interaction with…

via Facebook ‘community’ plan leaves users … depressed — WND

I’m sharing this from Jacob Bunn at Twitchy.com. I don’t care about the politics. Left or right. I just think this is a very bad idea. This won’t help the homelessness in the city. It might mean some people lose their jobs and might even become homeless themselves. It might mean they are cutting off their nose to spite their face. Not a good move.

 

Oh, Seattle. BREAKING: Seattle City Council approves tax on large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness — The Associated Press (@AP) May 14, 2018 Because nothing says let’s encourage large corporations to set up shop (or remain) in our city quite like massive tax hikes under the guise of “fighting homelessness.” Imagine…

via Oh, this’ll work: Congrats to Seattle for just approving a HORRENDOUS idea to ‘fight homelessness’! — twitchy.com

Makes perfect sense.

There’s something very sad about this but it’s very true.