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Can You Do This One Thing For Me?

Can you help me? How many times have we made that request or responded to a request like that? We all need others to do things for us from time to time. Most of the

Can you do this one thing for me, LifeIsHOTBlog, the word manipulation with graphical treatmenttime these requests are benign in that there’s no motive other than the need for assistance in some small way. Lend me a few bucks for lunch. Hand me the hammer. Pour me a cup of coffee.

And then there are the other requests. The ones that come with a strong emotional appeal, a request for immediate action, and sometimes only vague reasons for complying. No, I’m not talking about supporting your local National Public Radio station. I’m talking about some of the form-letter, chain-mail style requests that get posted on Facebook.  Continue reading

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You Talkin’ to Me?

“We the People”  love the First Amendment, and during this political season, we especially enjoy the right of assembly and the right of free speech the

First Amendment, You Talkin' to Me? Brad W. Smith photographer, LifeIsHOTBlog, carved, lighted pumpkin on brick pillar with copious seeds and stringy pulp

Some people mistakenly believe spewing a viewpoint is the same as engaging in true conversation.

amendment affords. These two rights sometimes merge on the Internet, and no where more easily than on Facebook. Some people spend so much time there bashing any ideas, candidates and party not aligned with their own views, they have no time to listen to the views of anyone else.

Of course, these people are not interested in listening. They are not intent on establishing a connection with me. That’s the truth that bears further consideration. Continue reading

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