It offends me 1


I found myself watching a video on the youtube channel Moral Courage, from time to time they have good things to watch. This time they didn’t. It was a girl talking about how to deal with sexist jokes and though she tried to pass it off as not being a double standard it clearly was.

So in response to her three ways to stop sexist jokes I will state her points and contradict them each one in it’s own post..

1. Make it personal

When someone makes a sexiest, racist, bigoted joke. Make it personal was her position. Make it known that you are offended and ask your friends how would they feel if they were in that position.

My position against this is very simple. If you have friends who make such jokes and you know that they are just making light of something and not truly being derogatory but you still take offense, then A) you should evaluate your overgrown need to make everyone think as you think. B) ask yourself if you truly are friends with the person if you only laugh at their small minded jokes out of a need to belong, and C) think as to why you are taking it personal. Her example as in calling things that we find wrong or faulty as being gay. Though the term Gay has a long history in the English language it still has some connect to homosexuals but it she fails to understand that language grows and changes with time/ society and so on. I am reminded of the word Burly which some people choose not to use because it was a word used during slave auctions.  But if you were to really learn the English Language you would see that it was a term that originally was used to make a statement on an attractive male, someone being physically attractive, strong and so on.

So what I see wrong with trying to censor words is simply this. 1) it does not work, 2)You are forcing others to conform to your views 3) you are taking away the rights of free expression, no matter how good your intentions are,

Inspired By OM


I see you there talking

you speak loud so all can hear

yet when it is my turn to speak

you quietly disappear

how dare you ignore me

how dare you shun me

how dare you use the words I write

you do this all in spite

in spite of the friendship that could be built

bury that knife of neglect to the hilt

my heart can take it

but soon enough another will read me, will share me

soon enough another will give me wind and you will see

that while you passed me over and did not share me

I was still able to be free

And at that time I will leave you

I tell you know so you will know

It was not for what I did not read but what you did not show

What it takes


In an attempt to not be the spam blogger but also find a balance with what I share the line has become very clear. So here I am sharing with you what it takes to get a rise out of me. What you need to have in order for me to like something, reblog something, comment on something.

Liking something.
I find it fun to like things. Even things that I know bother me but the fact that someone put it up and caused my brain to think about it, no matter how much I hate it or love it. I will like it. Posts that make me think are fun to run into. But that is as far as I will go. I will like it because it made me think.

Commenting on something

I comment on things when I feel strongly about the topic. When I want to bring attention to something or when I feel that there has been a violation. It does not matter to me that I may offend, insult, or basically make someone cry. I could care less. I am commenting my opinion and my thoughts from the research that I have done throughout my life. I do not apologize for what anyone else thinks about the words that I type. I work with words daily, in my writing, in my teaching, in my life. Which is why looking back through my posts I tell people to read, reread, and then read again to what I stated, as to often than not the misunderstanding is that the individual did not read or did not comprehend my words.  But back to the topic at hand. I comment on things that draw me in. And no, it does not have to be words. Pictures, video, heck even a good title has gotten me to read it and make a comment.

Reblogging

I reblog friends that talk to me. That means if we interact with comments the more that I will reblog you. I do not reblog everything as there would be not much time for my own posts to get noticed. I do reblog others more than some but this is due to the fact that some people post more blogs and make a larger signal. But still there must be that line of communication for me to reblog. If we have talked if we have even crossed paths on a post somewhere and started to follow the chances are I will reblog your stuff. Talking helps folks.

Do I expect you to reblog me. I would like it, to that extent I will not lie. But no it is not an expectation. Still the more I reblog someone I do hope they take notice of it and decide that some of my works deserve the notice to be reblogged, commented on and liked. On an interesting topic, my words are mine and if I insult you, treat you like crap, or all in all tell you to fuck off, it is not the responsibility of the post hoster, if I am doing a guest post, or mine. Should you know me then you would understand that I do not insult, treat people like crap, or tell people to fuck off unless they deserve it. And nothing is more deserving than talking BS, trying to tell me or anyone else to change the way they behave because it offends your sensibilities.
When it comes to comments on faith, spirituality, religious matters, I default to my atheistic position. Bring me proof, verifiable, falsifiable, and testable by anyone, anywhere in the world.

When it comes to science, medicine, engineering, theoretical or not, bring me recent published papers from peer reviewed magazines.

If it is just a discussion you want then that is fine. And the final note, just because I do not agree with you is not the reason that I may insult you. Agreement or disagreement on a topic is not enough. So think clearly and post clearly. It is the only way we can keep blogs from degrading to the twitter world where everyone just starts spamming and following for the simple fact of getting more views.

Getting followers is nice but if you have 10000 followers but only 10 views per day, then there is something wrong.

By, Jin OkuboBookCoverImage

Author of Love

Dhara andd Greg


Many of you would remember the show Dharma and Greg. If you don’t then I recommend you pop over to youtube and enjoy a show or three. Now the premise is s free spirited woman and a conservative man get married on a whim. What I found interesting was the clear view that Dharma and her family were more petty and more egotistic than Greg’s family. They mask it in the oh see the world in a new light but the message is clear that they ware pushing their beliefs on others and turn out to be more hypocritical than Greg’s family.

I find it sad to say that I have not met a free spirit who did not take offense when you did not agree with their way of life and may the gods help you should you disagree with them on politics or the environment. Where many of the ones that I have met have argued points based on hearsay and anti-capitalism when the data shows very clearly that the more economic ties a country has with another and that people have with others the less likely they are to go to war.

Tell me what you think.

By Jin Okubo

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The Pope Proves my point


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As I awoke this morning I poured my coffee and did my usual routine. This was of course without  its ups and downs. I had spent the night proofing and my eyes still felt tired. But the day must go on and so I got up.  As a usual adult I like to read the news for the tiny bits of information that they post throughout product placement or one sided media pandering.
Though I must say today was a big step. This step was more a call for the return of the old way. For as we stand on the brink of actually achieving fair and equal rights for all in the USA the church sought to stop it. As women may finally receive the fair and equal treatment that they deserve the church sought to stop it. Well in a sense the church has always been against women. They would like anyone to believe that they are of peace and love. Yet there is only the rhetoric of hatred as it has been for centuries. Be like us or die so you can go burn in hell.
Well I though why not read past the headline maybe the Pope had come to his senses being a cross-dresser himself.  Well the whole catholic clergy are nice cross-dressers and the higher you go up the church ladder the fancier your robes get. They are like the popular girls in high school if they were not such sad hate filled individuals.
There was the pope all the way in the Vatican city where it is a crime to talk bad about the church. Remind you of anywhere else that claims a religion of peace and still stones people (cough cough ~Iran, middle east).
No honest.
An Italian comic has been arrested countless times for speaking up against the church. Then again you would figure that in a place like the Vatican atheist or anyone not catholic would basically not want to be there. Kind of like Mecca for Islam.  Yet that is detracting from the point of today.

Today the pope stated to the the US Bishops that they must step up their fight against the rights of gays and lesbians. He clearly sees no problem with denying the rights of noble individuals who have caused no harm to him or anyone else. This kind of hatred is is common in religious history so it should not surprise any of us that the church would hold strong to their preachings of hatred. Though he clearly blamed the social and economical problems on the fact that we do not live a catholic way of life. You know persecution, burnings, letting priest rape little boys. The basics. And after all it is a clear fact that all bankers are gay and lesbian activist who want to tear down the economy and just make life a living hell. I mean come on the fact that there were two wars a housing market collapse and banks basically raped the government with the bullshit that is to big to fail. But the Pope clearly stated that nope it was not the real life factors that are causing the social and economical problems. It is gays and Lesbians.
Let us not forget Ms Sandra Fluke and the other women who deserve equal healthcare. For the Pope a man who has denied himself sex except with little alter boys. For a man who refuses to touch women out of preference or maybe he was born that way. My bet is that he was born that way as was I born my way. The problem is not that women need equal and fair healthcare. No the problem is that people in the USA need to learn the value of chastity.
Yes if we all followed the value of chastity the need for fair and equal healthcare would not be around. Though would that not be living in a one religion only country. Following the rules where killing people and just brutal ways of punishment are acceptable being the new way of life. I for one enjoy the fact of what is Freedom.
Freedom to follow my dream. Freedom to be happy as long as I follow the law. Freedom from oppression that the religious fanatics offer. And most important the freedom of fair and equal treatment under the law for everyone regardless of creed, colour, gender, or religious beliefs.
That is what this is about people. Do not let this clearly closeted homosexual push the hand to take away the freedoms that we have. Do not let the child molesting advocate Pope deny the rights that all women deserve. For it is not a fight about religious freedom but that of the church not wanting to follow the laws when they run a business. For them it is about getting more money in the coffers and if they can get their way endorsed then they get more money.

Egypt may just be the first sign


We have seen throughout the times that religion oppresses women in not so good ways. We are seeing it in the USA with the denial of equal health treatment for women by religious employers. Not churches actual business who can say look my faith says women do not get fair treatment. This is what Fox News and most republicans want to stand for. Why because it makes their religious backers happy. The United States Government was not founded on religious freedom for all until the day comes to treat people equally at the workplace then it is force to follow the religious doctrine or find a new job.
Is that the way we would like to live where business can be exempt from the laws on account of religion. I for one say no.
Now we see Egyptian women running the risk of losing their basic human rights because Islam is standing up and stating hey you are a woman and my ideas of law (Shariah Law) states you have no place in society and must stay indoors until a man gives you permission to do something. If you do not listen then we stone you.
Is that what is waiting for the USA in this next course of elections. Will you vote for religious hatred and oppression or will you stand by our freedoms and say women have rights too.
Keep your religion out of my life is not a hard thing to ask and it is not that hard to abide by. You have yuor beliefs and I have mine.
Let’s not stop our support for equal human rights for all no matter the faith and especially no matter the gender. Women are equal in every way as men are.
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Do democrats have double standards on women


I was listening to Fox News recently. And before you get into the points like Fox does not check sources and most of what they have to say is right wing ideologic rhetoric let me just say I agree with you. But I listen to Fox news. Well I push play on there videos as I am driving and listen in through my android phone. Yet they always give me such gems to enjoy the day with. I mean if you need a laugh then watch Fox News. They are always good for a laugh considering the outrageous claims they make. They in fact remind me of Doctor Evil from the old Austin Powers movies. You know the monologue where he talks about his father.

Well here it is.

“The details of my life are quite inconsequential… very well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we’d make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds- pretty standard really. At the age of twelve I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum… it’s breathtaking- I highly suggest you try it.”

Today was a special day I thought. I was given a new gift from fox. There was a black woman actually arguing that the Democratic media outlets hold double standards and I was about to agree with her. Being a conservative on some issues I thought well finally Fox had brought someone who knew what she was talking about.
Then it happened the pulled in plugs of Bill Maher and other comedic commentators as well as one or two media commentators. Which was right to do considering the argument was women as portrayed by the media and how there is a lack of respect for them.
    Though I must say that the comments were fitting to the situation. Palin is a dumb bitch. And Bachman is a talk slut. Used in those terms one can see how they are not all that disrespectful considering A) they are both political figures. B) Palin is one of the dumbest people I have seen. I mean she could be the poster child for why we need to fix our school system. I say child and not adult because her answers in interviews were beyond asinine.
As for being a talk slut and other phrases like media whore etc these phrases could easily be applied to men as well. And in some cases they are. The fact that politicians tend to whore themselves out in order to get the most exposure is ridiculous. The other fact that when in Ohio republicans tend to be all bible thumper and such but when they get to the rest of the country they are suddenly about free rights. That is being a media whore and a talk slut.
What happened to Sandra Fluke was not, is not and can not be compared with what political figures go through. She gave testimony as to why we need the healthcare reform to cover contraception for all women regardless of workplace. For that she did not deserve to be called a whore or a slut. Rush took it a step further saying that she should come out with a video so he could at least get it for free online and feel like he is getting his moneys worth. Calling any woman who would want this coverage a prostitute and the men that they are seeing as Johns. That is where Rush Limbaugh took it and that is where the other on air personalities never would.
What fox news is trying to do is take the burden off of Rush Limbaugh by stating hey others do it so why are we taking the brunt of it.
No others do not do it.
Others know where the line is.
Rush Crossed it and if you are to egocentric in your need to prevent the same healthcare to be provided to every woman regardless of workplace then you need to check your moral compass. As for this black woman she stated very clearly that if you google her name one of the top links would be Conservative teabagger N%&&#r and you know what I would have to agree with that term. For any woman that would sell out other women in the name of the corporation and any woman stating that what Rush Limbaugh did was acceptable needs to be forced to take a remedial English course again for even someone with a minor education in English can see that the context that something is stated in does add to what the point is being made.