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The Recent Terrorist Attack

Posted by Tom Hargrave

I’ve been following the recent terrorist attack and the slow, lethargic response our Government has given really has me scared.

Here are some points I want to make.

The President refused to cut his vacation short to respond to the attack. Really? To the rest of the world this is a show of a lack of strength and backbone.

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Obama is an Idiot – Afghanistan and the Nobel Peace Prize

One of the perks of no longer working for the U.S. Army is that I can talk about my former boss — yes, that means you Obama.

I’m starting a new series on this site called “Obama is an Idiot”. I have no idea how often I’ll be posting to this series, and you’re free to contribute your own story by suggesting a topic.

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500 Words – When One Should Pray, and When One Should Work

Could you imagine a college professor looking at his watch, telling the class to take a ten minute break, then rolling out a mat and praying? What about a first responder who interrupts a rescue because of the time of day? How about a cashier, a barber, a car salesman, or perhaps a doctor? Preposterous questions? Not hardly.

A man named Jama Mohamed decided to take a break from his shift at a meat packing plant without permission to engage in a ten-minute prayer at sunset.

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Please Stereotype Me In 5 Ways!

Different people, please stereotype me - image

This post was written as part of Peeve Week 2: Stereotypes.

So, are you a student?” I get asked when I go to a mechanic wearing a winter cap. “So, do you work?” I get asked at the bank when I may look scruffy. At bars I’m sometimes picked on by both girls and guys if I even look at them for a second, since they assume I’m looking for a date; even when I am there only to give someone a ride.

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Men With Long Hair

Man With Long Hair

This post was written as part of Peeve Week 2: Stereotypes.

One evening in late July 2006, my brother and sister went on a cutting spree. That was the day I cut my long hair after growing it out for over two years.

I can’t exactly say I was treated the best with my long hair. The service I received at restaurants was horrible, and my co-workers didn’t exactly treat me as pleasant as they could have.

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Not So Beautiful Stereotype On Physical Attractiveness

Lonely Girl

This post was written as part of Peeve Week 2: Stereotypes.

Quoting Wikipedia: “The physical attractiveness stereotype is a term that psychologists use to refer to the tendency to assume that people who are physically attractive also possess other socially desirable personality traits.”

Various studies have been conducted on this subject matter. Despite feeling jealous of others being more physically attractive, people tend to prefer to work with, be friends with, hang out with, and look at beautiful people.

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All In Favor of Being Stereotyped, Please Raise Your Hand

Raising a Hand

This entry was written as part of Peeve Week 2: Stereotypes.

Not many people like being stereotyped, myself included. Stereotypes put you in a box with a label on it. Once you’ve been stereotyped, you are seen only in the context of “your” box. Kiss rational thought goodbye because it is “impossible” for you to think outside of “your” box.

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Stereotyping Serves No Purpose But to Hurt

Please Fill in Your Ethnicity

This post was written as part of Peeve Week 2: Stereotypes.

We are one race, one people. Even with the colors of our skin, the boundaries of our countries, the languages that we speak, we are one. Yet every day, we debilitate our own diversity, furiously establishing our small — and so insignificant — niches in the world that we call home.

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Viva Free Internet

Chained to the Laptop

This post was written as part of Peeve Week 2: Internet.

Internet has evolved quite a lot since 1969 when ARPANET first launched it. Thanks to Tim Berners-Lee’s invention of HTTP in 1989 we got the 8th wonder: the World Wide Web.

Now, in XXI century more and more people are getting Internet connections. As of June 10, 2007, 1.133 billion people use the Internet according to Internet World Stats.

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Can You Complain When Something is Free?

Girl Screaming

This post was written as part of Peeve Week 2: Internet.

I helped found a website called the Reader Appreciation Project. Seeing that the site was really young, I wanted to build links to the site as rapidly as possible. The best way I knew how was to write a WordPress plugin. I wrote a plugin that allows users to edit their comments, and the plugin turned out to be insanely popular.

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