I hate clickbait articles on Facebook. I can’t stand reading links with headlines like “These two kids sat down to eat lunch, you won’t believe what happened next!” and the people who post them. This is so bad. I just ignore these things and I continue on with my Facebook feed with actual information that isn’t garbage.
So this morning when I saw this, I skimmed it thinking that it was nothing. Little did I know it was actual news that involved many important people, including the president.
But look at it. The photos are oddly placed like many clickbait photos. Then the headline, although subtle and to the point, was likely ignored by me all together. Look at that lede: “Ahmed Mohamed, 14, said he made a homemade clock to impress his teachers,…”
That is full on clickbait writing right there.
Maybe two years ago I would have clicked and read it. Now because of clickbaiting, anything that looks remotely like a garbage post gets ignored by me. Thanks to clickbaiting, I actually ignored some news because at this point, everything looks the same. Shame on you, clickbaiting!
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When I woke up to this news this morning, I was not in disbelief. I guess this is how desensitized I am to violence in this country.
I am saddened that this happened. I am saddened that the man who did this felt that he had to do it.
I am saddened to hear that he claims he was a victim of racism. I am saddened to hear that mentally, he felt that the only way to resolve that issue was to hurt people.
I don’t get it. I don’t understand why we treat each other this way. I don’t understand why and I can’t explain how. But I understand that in this world, especially this country, we have lost our way in how we treat each other. We mock those who are different and ignore those who don’t have what we have. And somehow in the middle, we thrive on so many good things too.
I don’t know what happened exactly, but the fact that this wasn’t a surprise to me shows how much we have made these things a norm. It’s a shame.
It all started really early in the morning when I saw this tweet.
I thought to myself “That’s cool!”
But then I paused for a minute. Am I OK with this? Am I?
Anti-homeless spikes? Shame on you! Stop treating homeless people you do pigeons.
Originally posted on Twitchy:
As Twitchy reported, photos of spikes on sidewalks and ledges to deter the homeless from sleeping there caused a huge public backlash, with U.K. citizens calling the people behind the installations “disgusting” and “inhumane psychopaths.”
Other photos of “activists” pouring concrete over the spikes surfaced on Twitter days later, and today they show U.K. supermarket Tesco uninstalling the spikes entirely — a move journalist Ian Fraser attributed to “the power of Twitter.”
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Originally posted on For The Win:
On Saturday, the Westboro Baptist Church came to the University of Missouri’s game against Tennessee to protest football player Michael Sam’s announcement earlier this week that he is gay.
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church protest former Missouri Tiger and NFL draft prospect Michael Sam at the corner of Stadium Blvd. and Providence in Columbia. (Dak Dillon-USA TODAY Sports)
Students at the university, many of them wearing “Stand with Sam” pins, formed a human wall to block off the extremist group.
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AP Photo/L.G. Patterson
It’s just one of many shows of support that the student body has shown for the SEC Defensive Player of the Year since his announcement last Sunday.
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I don’t get it. I don’t understand why someone would do this. In fact, I don’t understand any kind of violence like this.
What good does it do when you set off explosives or hurt a mass amount of people like this? I don’t get it. I don’t want to get it. I don’t want to understand what kind of sick, twisted mindset one has to be in to plan such an occurrence.
But through these kind of evil acts, I am always reminded that good will always triumph evil. No matter what kind of evil finds its way into our lives, there are way more good people that will stop it. We might suffer in the process, but we’re stronger because of it.
Connecticut State Police lead children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., following a shooting on Friday.
(Photo: Shannon Hicks, AP)
I woke up this morning and went to my computer. One of the first things I do when I go online is to check my Twitter timeline, hoping that I didn’t miss any news while I was asleep. When I started reading tweets about a school shooting and that the victims were mostly children, my immediate reaction was “What the fuck? ANOTHER ONE?”
Since 1999’s infamous Columbine High School shooting, there have been 31 school shootings. Let me repeat that. THIRTY-ONE. That’s on average of over two per year. Yeah, another one happened today.
There are a lot of thoughts on various topics on this that are going through my head right now and I feel like I have to share them. Whether you agree with them or not, at least I want to be able to express my concern over this matter.
I’m gonna start with the minor topics before I hit the harder ones down the post. If you don’t want to read it, you don’t have to.