When is the last time someone said that to you? The truth is that everything is just a massive waste of time. That’s what life is after all. Some of us spend hour upon hour binge watching through countless seasons of our favorite television shows on Netflix. Others may spend it outdoors playing some sort of sport, or perhaps only watching said sports on television. What about people who do seemingly nothing but play video games, or build robots, or what ever other time wasting hobby you have. Then you have all the people… Well you get the idea. The simple fact is that all of these things are simply a matter of wasting time. The only thing we need to be worried about is how meaningful it is to us as individuals to waste our time in ways that keep us happy to be alive. What’s bad is when you’re told you’re wasting your all your precious time, and you stop doing what makes you happy. In my opinion that’s when you’ll start losing time.

 

 

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So since the late 90’s we have made so many shortcuts to language. Now anyone who has had the experience of texting with a 10 digit numeric pad knows that the original reason for this was for texting purposes. Then people started using it for Instant Messaging, even when they had a full keyboard. Now over the last 10 years or so we’ve come up with a whole slew of shortened words and acronyms for what we want to say. We’ve become lazy in some ways, and while LOL is great for sending a laugh, newer words such as “bae” just needs to stop. In case you are not aware of this one:

From the Urban Dictionary:

1.) Word used by ghetto people to address their significant other because they have found themselves too lazy to pronounce the entire word “babe”.
“Welcome home, bae”
“My bae Jamal done spent all his mommas money on these nails gurl”

2.) “Before Anyone Else” Or another way to say babe or baby.
1. She’s my bae, I don’t know what I would do without her.

I don’t understand why people can’t just type out a response properly. Especially when someone has only shortened the length of the sentence by one or two characters. Then you’ve got the people that actually talk this way. People who actually spell out “WTF” or even “SMH” while speaking. I’m not even going to start with that garbage.

 

Sources:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Bae

 

So sweeping our state and country lately is the idea that gay individuals may end up being treated unfairly when it comes to common medical practice. In my state of Michigan this could end up a possibility. The law could affect more then same sex couples however, and could just as easily prompt new racism or lifestyle conflicts.

“The Republican-led House has approved the Michigan Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which essentially states that people do not have to perform an act that would violate their sincerely held religious beliefs.” – CBS News

Emergency Medical Technicians for example, if they do not agree with a persons sexual orientation or race, may celebrate his or her religious freedoms by simply choosing not to help someone that is gay, black, or even Jewish. I highly doubt this will tolerated. It’s like telling someone you won’t save their life simply because they’re black. Most people would consider that racism, and it wouldn’t be so easily tolerated. It may also allow people to practice racism as well. This new law is just another way to allow people to freely discriminate based on an individual’s religious beliefs. Under some circumstances, these may end be life or death situations that these people are in. The law should be modified to protect people from this possibility.

“For example, a Christian doctor who does not believe in a gay lifestyle would not have to treat a gay patient,” CBS Detroit legal analyst Charlie Langton said. “Or perhaps, a Jewish butcher would not have to handle non-Kosher meat.” – CBS News

It would also appear there is a nationwide law that states that any man who has had sexual contact with another man can not donate blood for the rest of his life. If the contact happened twenty five years ago, donations wouldn’t be allowed. The people representing this law figure that only gay men will spread disease and cannot be trusted. Meanwhile, there is nothing stopping straight men and woman, that have opposite sex partners from having contact with hundreds of other people. Those straight individuals may still donate. It’s just as easy for any human on the planet having unprotected sexual encounters with another human to transmit a disease. Why is it assumed only same sex partners can spread STDs and AIDs? Check my sources for more on this because Mark Stern wrote a good article over at Slate.

 

Sources:
CBS News – http://goo.gl/G0H93w
Slate.com – http://goo.gl/rt8CmJ