Technology Connection & Reality Disconnection

We are living in the times of technology. Which has gained us leaps & bounds in the way of information and access to EVERYTHING!

But this is by far not without casualties of reality.

Today there are more influences of what one wants than what one actually needs.

Nowadays perhaps there are more single people because they are forever looking online, facebooking, tweeting, instagramming and so on and so on …. Giving the idea that there is something better, shinier, and more exciting elsewhere.

This has an incredible impact on how reality is handled. Although it is not a bad idea to open your mind and explore the possibilities of furthering an education, learning about different cultures, or even checking out the current trends of life….

But to ignore the reality of what is actually within arms reach and disregard the daily tasks of living is a real disconnect.

Social media has a few married couples starting to think that they settled too soon, younger folks think social media is their next ticket to fast stardom, not to mention THE THIRST!!!! This encompasses a variety of people looking for anything and everything to feed the want to be seen, loved, acknowledged, validated, ect, ect, ect…..

Technology has become the be all to end all. Without it, we learned patience and diligence. With it we have convenience and instant gratification.

I’m not saying I’m not a fan because I surely appreciate living in an age where anything is available at the touch of a button but it is not without revelation that connecting through a mainframe will never be the same as connecting with one another in real-time with real life through real experiences.

When a friend went on to tell me how they were so caught up in Candy Crush that they almost got fired, I thought, DANG! When is too much, too much?! Another person told a story about their neighbor that hadn’t tended to their yard in months but is always sitting on their porch with a lap top… And the catalyst for this blog entry was when someone was telling me about how they would rather just buy their kids ipads & all that instead of helping them with homework or dealing with having to entertain them.

Connections to technology have really made it far too easy for a disconnection from reality.

With that being said, I’m logging off and going outside to play!

Shake a hand, give a hug, go and talk FACE to FACE with someone.

*cue Soul II Soul* …

back to life back to the present time
back from a fantasy
tell me now take the initiative
ill leave it in your hands until your ready

                         

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Snapshot: Fruit Of Islam

Black Panther Geronimo Pratt Dies…

Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt spent 27 years in prison for a murder he says he didn't commit. His conviction was later overturned.

 

(CNN) — Former Black Panther Elmer “Geronimo” Pratt, who was wrongly imprisoned for 27 years on a murder conviction, died Thursday in Tanzania, his former lawyer said.

He was 63.

Stuart Hanlon, a San Francisco-based lawyer who helped overturn Pratt’s murder conviction, said he did not know the exact cause of death.

Pratt died in a small village in Tanzania where he lived with his wife and child, Hanlon said.

Hanlon called Pratt a “true American,” saying that he was an Army veteran who served two tours in Vietnam before joining the Black Panther Party.

“He could’ve been a great leader. He was very charismatic,” Hanlon said. “His legacy is that he never gave up. He never got despondent or angry.”

Pratt’s conviction became a rallying cry for rights groups that said he had been framed for his strident activism during the turbulent civil rights era. Read more of this post

Osama Bin Ladens Son, “Omar” Plans To Sue The U.S.


UH OH WE GOT ANOTHER PROBLEM,

Yeah Lil Osama is pissed off bout what we did to his pops!!

Osama Bin Laden’s son Omar has condemned the killing of his father and threatened to take legal action against the US, a media report said Wednesday.

Omar, who is Osama’s fourth eldest son, claimed he and the al Qaeda chief’s other children are reserving the right to take legal action in the US to “determine the true fate of our vanished father”, according to a statement apparently made by Omar bin Laden posted on an Islamist website.

He also branded his father’s burial at sea as a “humiliation” for his family, Daily Mail reported citing the SITE Intelligence Group, an online monitoring service. Read more of this post

Osama Bin Laden Assassination Video

Unfortunatley the taiwan based graphics company that produced this video has taken it down. here is the link to the video:

http://patdollard.com/2011/05/nma-taiwan-animated-cartoon-of-osama-bin-laden-being-blown-up-and-raped-by-pigs/

Jewelz Of The Day…

“The belief that God will do everything for man is as untenable as the belief that man can do everything for himself. It too, is based on a lack of faith. We must learn that to expect God to do everything while we do nothing is not faith but superstition.”

-Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Mogul Perspective…Time To Vote

Tomorrow is November 2nd and of course that means that America’s Democratic Process will take center stage…for some.  For the last month, my senses have been bombarded with propaganda trying to sway my thinking, and yours, in a particular direction. Not sure about you Moguls, but this occasion always brings on a plethora of emotions. I’m usually a little insulted by the strategies all politicians use to cloud the information they share when attempting to share their position on issues of interest to the voters. I’m usually perplexed as I try to figure out how two terribly polarized groups of millionaires surrounded by thousands of lobbyists catering to their “sense of capitalism” and playing follow the leader could ever arrive at a decision that even remotely makes sense, or meets the needs of the average American. I am usually agitated when I get into the voting booth and find that no matter how well-informed I am on the candidates, I still feel like I’m picking the lesser of two assholes (sorry about that)…evils. I’m appalled as of late because I’m trying to remember when our country’s political process became so “ethnically charged”. I mean…it couldn’t have been when those Native Americans borrowed those “pocky” blankets from their new guests to keep warm; or when those hard workin’ Africans came over for their little vacation in the Americas; or when the Irish or the German fellas decided they wanted to melt into the big pot. And for the life of me, I cant figure out how this intelligent and informed population of Jewish Catholic Mormon Krishna Lutheran Buddhist Agnostics can’t tell the difference between Islam and the accomplished terrorist fella who came through customs and signed up for flying lessons in Florida. After all, didn’t we fight a war with that anger already…or did it time out when we found out they’d be shooting back? Wait…is this even politics?

I digress.

But alas, I must vote. I won’t go too deep into my personal politics, but how can I begin to complain or criticize if I don’t first exhaust all resources afforded me through the American Democratic Process? It’s my responsibility. It’s my right. And someday…when the government is for the people, and by the people…it will “matter”.

Enjoy,

I.B.Edubl

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