Caylee's Catches

Book reviews, musings and interesting catches

The scientific way to train white people to stop being racist — Quartz — April 15, 2016
It’s NOT okay and I’m sick of it. — March 21, 2016

It’s NOT okay and I’m sick of it.

Worth the read!!

 

“Today is Twitter’s 10th birthday. I’m conflicted about that.

This post isn’t meant to be political because as I’ve written many times before, I’d sooner coat myself in pollen, cover myself in bees then fling myself into an active volcano than write about politics because when you write about politics, shit hits the fan in the most shitty fannest way it has ever shit fanned.

That’s a solid sentence. I’m not editing it.

So, listen, I’m not a fan of Donald Trump’s. Maybe you are and that’s cool. Keep reading. Or maybe you’ve hitched your wagon to another political candidate. That’s all good. Me? I’m a registered Republican (this election might change that) and I’m not too fond of Trump as a person, or at least of the person he has made himself out to be publicly. His “persona.” Not a fan.

And I don’t hide my dislike for him. Instead, I use humor to show my Twitter followers at times how I feel about him, because the only way I won’t lose my mind about politics and show up at places with tables just so I can flip those tables (watch out, Ikea), is to approach it with good humor. Laugh instead of scream. Chuckle instead of cry.

So after I saw a headline that started with “Donald Trump leading the movement …”

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Source: It’s NOT okay and I’m sick of it.

Please don’t suddenly pretend you care about homeless veterans for just as long as it allows you to oppose helping refugees, because that’s hurting both veterans and refugees and it’s making you miserable — February 12, 2016

Please don’t suddenly pretend you care about homeless veterans for just as long as it allows you to oppose helping refugees, because that’s hurting both veterans and refugees and it’s making you miserable

Source: Please don’t suddenly pretend you care about homeless veterans for just as long as it allows you to oppose helping refugees, because that’s hurting both veterans and refugees and it’s making you miserable

Generation Cry Baby: Why Millennials Are a F**king Joke — December 6, 2015
Stonekettle Station: Gravity — November 24, 2015
Jihadists Attack Paris Again, the World is Horrified | | Observer — November 14, 2015

Jihadists Attack Paris Again, the World is Horrified | | Observer

 

John R. Schindler has this right. “There is no intelligence or law enforcement fix to the threat Europe faces from global jihad”

The stark reality is that there is no intelligence or law enforcement fix to the threat that Europe now faces from the global jihad.

Source: Jihadists Attack Paris Again, the World is Horrified | | Observer

Christians and Coffee Cups — November 9, 2015

Christians and Coffee Cups

Are you kidding me! This blogger has it about right! Give me a break Christians. This is ridiculous!

Thank you Emily for your words.

Emily C. Heath

It’s early November and already this year’s installment of the so-called “War on Christmas” has begun. All over social media I’m seeing rants from angry Christians who are trying to “Keep Christ in Christmas”. And the first volley of shots has already been launched against an unlikely target: Starbucks.

Apparently people are mad that the seasonal cups at Starbucks this year are just plain red. No mention of Christmas or Jesus at all. And, clearly that means that Christians are being persecuted. I mean, my faith is just destroyed if I don’t get my venti blonde roast with room for milk in a cup that features the name of my Lord and Savior.

So, obviously I think this is a little ridiculous. Because, Christians, I promise you that Starbucks red cups are not going to destroy the Christian faith. Seriously, the Roman Empire couldn’t do it, and they could kill…

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Good Deed: Surfers Not Street Children.. ‹ Reader — WordPress.com — November 1, 2015
Your Title Doesn’t Mean Jack — October 15, 2015

Your Title Doesn’t Mean Jack

Something to think about and very well put. Thank you Santiago!

Santiago's Grimoire

In the SCA we are all supposed to behave like nobles, whether we have a “title” or not. We earn our titles in a system that is basically a meritocracy; a system of reward via your efforts. We also, as a natural consequence of that, assume that people with “more” titles, or “more” awards are somehow “more” worthy of respect.

The math is simple; they clearly must be consistently doing good things to be rewarded for their efforts, and therefor we must be obligated to show them respect.

The problem with this is simple; if you’re acting like an ass then it doesn’t matter how many awards and titles you have, you’re still an ass.

Lately I’ve been running into this a lot more than I would have thought. It usually comes in two forms:

1 – I just got my first award and I need everyone to know it.

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The “Queen of Ivory” arrested in Tanzania – Elephant Action League — October 12, 2015
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