Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Internet is Trying to Dumb Me Down

But, I am not going to let it win.

Many people have sadly lost the fight.
I will carry on.

I will continue to be appalled at bad grammar and God-awful spelling.
I read a comment on an article~ "They think that we are dum".
I'd really like to think typo, but...

I will continue to read both sides to determine what I believe to be right.
None of this " I won't read it because it doesn't support how I think".

I will not blindly think a meme is true without checking.
See my post about baboons and Congress.
Please don't believe that people can't pay for insurance and have to pay a $2085 fine. This year(2015 tax year) the max is $975 or 2% of income. Next year(2016 tax year) is $2085 or 2.5% of income. If you make enough adjusted gross income to have to pay that amount and can't afford insurance, you need lessons in how to budget.( the point on having to buy it or not is a different matter)
Don't tell me how great Republicans are because they freed the slaves. Lincoln freed the slaves for political reasons.

With the exception of the occasional brain fart, I will check dates to see when something is posted.
That person died 10 years ago and that article about the flu went around 2 years ago. Thanks for letting me know.

If I think something sounds goofy, I will check to see if the site is satirical or not. More and more of them all the time. In the words of Jesse Ventura~ "Stay vigilant".
Why people pass all this stuff around as truth is beyond me.

The internet can be a great resource, but you have to dig for it.

You may learn that angle and angel are two different things.
You may learn that Operation Paperclip was a military activity involving Nazi scientists.
You may learn that you can still carry a disease while being vaccinated for it and give it to someone that has been vaccinated.

There are online dictionaries.
In case you have forgotten 7th grade social studies, learn about Socialism and Communism and Republics and Democracy.

You can learn geek speak.
What do those letters mean?
I will look that sucker up.

Use the internet for good.