12/12/16 – Online Arguments

CURRENT EVENTS

Online Arguments

It doesn’t take much to start an online argument:

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I think arguments are a waste of time, since those convinced against their will; remain unconvinced still.  

But if you must argue online, here is a way to win any online arguments and not just political arguments.

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PLEASE CONSIDER

Why not share your opinions with all of us by commenting.  I think many of us could learn from different perspectives.  

My thanks to Carol, Chris & Christy, for commenting on last week’s post.  To leave a comment, just click on “Comment”, scroll down to the “Leave a Comment” box.  Type in your comment and then click on the “Post Comment” box.

Also, please consider passing this blog on to others. My thanks to  Carol, Darlene, Elizabeth, Julietta, Lestra, Maria,  Nandini, Nicole, Lou,  Shirley & Susan for sharing my post last week on Facebook.

Looking for a Christmas Gift

Having a hard time selecting a christmas gift for a niece or nephew or someone who is going through challenging times, please consider

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PHYSICAL TRAITS 

Honor Thy Temple

Many people benefit from massages, please consider trying.  As you can see below, it looks very relaxing.

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CHARACTER TRAITS

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

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I know there is a philosophy out there that thinks everything should be easy.  I wouldn’t recommend adopting that philosophy; most things of value take hard work and things that come to easily are usually assigned little value.

SOCIAL TRAITS

Getting Along with Others

Learn to say “no” if you have doubts about doing something–you will make things easier on yourself and the requester.  Not replying is not a “no”, it is simply disrespectful.

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LEARNING TRAITS

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

Going on a media diet may bring you more peace without the non-stop stream of media divisiveness. 

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MISCELLANEOUS 

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

Love is a choice, sometimes a very difficult choice; please put some thought into you choice.

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SELF-HELP BOOKS

The Wind Is My Mother

by Bear Heart

There is a lot to learn from Bear Heart, a Muskogee Creek Indian medicine man.  

For instance his observation: By nature bears are very playful, even when they are hunting or fishing.  When they fish, they’re not fishing to make a living, they fish in order to live and, in so doing, make a game out of it for enjoyment.  This is something humans can learn from.

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I hope you are having some fun at work and enjoying the people you come into contact with; life is short, enjoy it as much as you can.

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

Love Actually

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The screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate stories involving a variety of people, many of whom are shown to be interlinked as their stories progress.

The story begins five weeks before Christmas and is played out in a weekly countdown until the holiday, followed by an epilogue that takes place one month later.  (Source: Wikipedia)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

This is unusual Christmas song, but I believe the Ramones had their heart in the right place when they made this song.  There is way too much disharmony in the world and in the USA.

Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)

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LAST WEEK’S POLL – Unfriending

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Unfriending

81% – Have not unfriended someone on Facebook because of their political posts

19% – Have unfriended someone on Facebook because of their political posts

Being Unfriended

88% – Do not believe they have been unfriended because of their political posts

6% – Believe they have been unfriended  because of their political posts

6% – Don’t know if they have or have not been unfriended because of their political posts

THIS WEEK’S POLL – Which do you say

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ART OF THE WEEK

American Gothic

by Grant Wood

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American Gothic is a painting by Grant Wood in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. Wood’s inspiration came from what is now known as the American Gothic House, and his decision to paint the house along with “the kind of people [he] fancied should live in that house.”

Painted in 1930, it depicts a farmer standing beside a woman who has been interpreted to be either his wife or his daughter. 

It is one of the most familiar images in 20th-century American art, and has been widely parodied in American popular culture. [Source: Wikipedia]

Did someone say, “Widely parodied”

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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE

Mother-in-Laws

I think mother-in-laws get a bad rap; most of them are absolutely wonderful people.  I liked my mother-in-law so much that I gave her a trophy that said “World’s Best Mother-in-Law”

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I’m so glad I did, because the following December she died.  We already had a gravesite for her and Carol bought the marker for her mother’s grave and this year we decorated the grave.

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If you had a wonderful mother-in-law like I did, I would urge you to do something for her this Christmas.

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

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BLOG & FACEBOOK

My thanks to Bird, Christy & Renuka, who started following my blog (Currently 122 followers) and  Arva, Cathleen, CJ, Elaina, Elena, Jackie, Leslie, Linda, Michael, Naomi, Ray, Shala & Tammy, who liked my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page (Currently 198 likes).

MY BOOK

Looking for a Christmas gift for someone, perhaps you will consider my book.

If you enjoyed my book, why not say a couple of words about it in an Amazon evaluation.

My book is available on-line from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  The Kindle version of my book is $4.95.

My Final Cover

http://www.amazon.com/Tired-Being-Ordinary-Are-You/dp/0990388697

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/im-tired-of-being-ordinary-are-you-wm-allen/1120528064?ean=9780990388692

9 thoughts on “12/12/16 – Online Arguments

  1. Oh my, that truck! D:
    Did you know that happens a lot? At least in the Netherlands it’s common for trucks to get stuck…

    But usually they don’t have such an ironic message on their sides, lol.

    Thanks for another good Christmas film idea!

    Like

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