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What I Learned from Jerry Springer
Since I can't work/go to school I usually watch t.v. throughout the day. Usually it's scientific stuff, but every once in a while it's something ridiculous like Jerry Springer. I know it sounds odd but when you watch it as much as I do you begin to notice a pattern.
Of course I know there are exceptions.
1. Once a cheater, always a cheater.
It always amuses me when a story starts with "Well (s)he's cheated on me before...". Gee, really? Why didn't you leave the first time? Some adults are like children: if they think can get away with it, they'll keep doing it.
2. If you get rejected by your lover, don't expect your spouse to take you back.
It amuses me when someone leaves their spouse for their lover, but that lover rejects them. They try to do some major backtracking, but that 1st person is like "Oh hell no". Karma, ass.
3. If someone is cheating on you, it's best to just leave.
They obviously don't care enough to be faithful. It always gets me when the girlfrien
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'Judge not lest ye be judged'
Every once in a while (mostly on Facebook) I come across some athiest-bashing hootsba. Every time I do, I can't help but wonder if they remember that simple line from Matthew 7:1: "Judge not lest ye be judged." It always amuses me that me, an athiest, a "heathen" can remember that when a Bible-thumper can't (or rather: chooses not to).
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Crybaby-in-Chief
So I get e-mails from democrats.org sometimes- I'm not one, but politically I lean to the left.
I recently recieved one that would've made me laugh out loud if I wasn't mute. As  most people know, Trump lost the popular vote but won the Electoral College. Well, he's claiming everyone who didn't vote for him voted "illegally".
...
... I ...  just ... what?
I didn't vote for him, and my vote was sure as hell legal: I'm a natural-born American citizen and I have the right to vote via the 19th Amendment. This nutjob reminds me of some people I knew once: if somebody didn't like them, it must be a conspiracy!
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Don't Stoop To Their Level
Recently  I got into a little spat on Facebook with one of my Facebook friends (let's call him Walter) about something he posted: he basically told religious people that when they're bowing to their god they can kiss his ass.
Now I'm an athiest too, but unlike some athiests (Walter included) I believe whatever someone believes is fine. As long as they aren't hurting anyone/being a dick I really don't care. Criticizing someone for their beliefs makes you nothing more than a hypocrite.
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bittersweet
I'm happy for you
Really, I am.
It's just...
Everybody else is moving on
moving away
getting married
having babies.
And I'm just...
not
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My hypothosis
I hear people talk about time travelling as jumping from 1 point to another; say, 500 years into the future in an instant. Well, what if the jumps are actually a lot smaller? My idea is so simple it's almost laughable, but the more you think about it the more it makes sense:
Technically we're always time travelling, a second at a time, to the future. If we weren't, we'd just be frozen in space and nothing would ever happen. The way I see it, time travel is like accretion (planet formation): it doesn't happen all at once. Dust bits clump into rocks which become boulders, etc. Moreover, since time only goes in 1 direction (I think Einstein postulated that), travel to the past is impossible. We already know gravity can make time go slower the closer you get to it's source: for example clocks run nearly 10 minutes faster in Low Earth Orbit (where most manned space flights and satellites are located) then they do on the ground. I think we've sent a satellite to a
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I miss...
Going to the store on an average Tuesday
just to get eggs.
Not being stared at
hushed whispers
"What happened to her?"
I can hear you
just ask.
Going somewhere by myself
Independence.
Even just using my hands.
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My Issue with Dark Matter
Dark matter. The stuff that (allegedly) fills the universe, yet it cannot be seen, felt or detected. So what's out there?
I understand it's hypothetical, but I tend to hear it talked about as theory (dictionary definition- a theory is a group of tested propositions; often confused with hypothesis). Personally I think dark matter is something basically made-up to make the equations work. It supposedly fills the universe and is responsible for it's expansion, but where is it?
I realized I should probably do some more research first, so I turned to Wikipedia. "Dark matter... accounts for most of the matter in the universe." "... inferred..." "... hypothesized to account for discrepancies in calculations." Here they say it's hypothetical, but on The Universe and How the Universe Works (Science channel-I'm quadripalegic so I don't work) they talk about it like it's a sure thing.
So what do I think is responsible for the universe's expansion? Simple.
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I'm smarter than you
I've been quadriplegic and mute for a few years now, and there's typically 2 things people (incorrectly) assume when they meet me: that I'm hard of hearing (all your yelling is doing is making you look like an idiot) or that I'm stupid (1 2 4 8 16 32 64...). It's annoying, but I get it so I don't get too mad; I wasn't disabled for the first 19 years of my life and probably would've done the same.
Quite honestly, it makes me chuckle. These airheads either try to avoid me like I'm patient 0, talk to me really slow and really loud or assume I'm too stupid to understand them and address my caregiver instead. It's sad, really. Just because I'm in a wheelchair and can't speak doesn't make me stupid; one of the smartest people in the world, Stephen Hawking, is in a wheelchair and can't speak. Maybe they're the dumb ones.
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Why do you care?
Please don't lecture me about this. After 20 years I will NOT change my mind.
I've been an athiest for years, and one thing I've run into time and again is hate and bigotry. "You don't follow god, so you must worship Satan!" Um, no. I don't believe in Satan either. I don't believe in heaven/hell, angels/demons or the tooth fairy. I believe that when you die, nothing happens. "Then why do anything good?" Because it's the right thing to do.
A REALLY big misconception is no god = no morals. Not so. I have morals, they're just not determined by a sky wizard that wipes out the planet in a world-class hissy fit. "Thou shalt not kill"- god is a GIGANTIC hypocrite. A few people piss him off and he wipes them ALL out. It's this hypocrisy that makes me scratch my head.
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Life: A Spectator Sport
7 years ago, I had a car accident. After said accident, I had a stroke. I should have been okay, but they held off giving me medicine that could help because my spleen was hurt. So I had a stroke. Said stroke left me quadriplegic (unable to move) and mute (unable to speak).
"Well," you might be saying, "you don't have to go to school/work." That's true, but I also can't go the park, the arcade, the mall. Even when I can go somewhere, all I can do is sit and watch. I can want so badly to join in but all I can do is watch. After 7-ish years I'm used to it but that doesn't mean I like it.
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Double Standards
Via Facebook:
When the 9/11 attacks happened, apparently 2 of the I beams fused into a cross. They want to put it in the 9/11 museum, but an athiest group is fighting them tooth and nail trying to keep them from doing so.
OK, speaking as an athiest: wtf? THIS is what you choose to get upset over? I get not wanting prayer in school but getting upset over a couple pieces of metal is kinda silly. The 9/11 attacks were terrible, so if 1 tiny symbol of hope (for most people) came from all that terrible why can't you just roll with it? Besides, it's not as in-your-face as prayer in schools or that 10 commandments monument (I think it's in Texas).
Side note
The problem I have with most athiest groups (even though we might fundamentally agree about not believing in god) are their double standards: "I/we should be able to post whatever we want but you can't because you're oppressing us!" Um, ok? Aren't you doing the exact same thing?
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'... as we know it...'
I watch science stuff a lot, mostly about space and (inexorably) exoplanets. Most of the time it's stuff that makes sense (like the chemical composition of the atmosphere) but more often than not the subject of life comes up.
I get that we only have the examples of life we're used to- we don't really have any reason to assume any different- I just wish they would include those 4 words. "Life as we know it".
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Discrimination Against Discrimination
Lately I've been hearing a lot about this law recently passed by the Governor of Indiana that was supposed to be all-inclusive (I think) but (not sure if it was an accident) didn't include gay people.
Now, before I continue, I want to make something abundantly clear: I have absolutely no problem with homosexuality. What I do have a problem with is discrimination, including the kind of discrimination we don't usually consider discrimination. While, yes, forcing them to do what we want might seem like the right thing, it's kind of a catch 22. We can't deny them their freedoms while enjoying those freedoms ourselves.
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On Bed Rails
To most people, bed rails seem arbitrary: when's the last time you fell out of bed? But for me, they're necessary.
Ordinarily when you sleep, your brain pretty much paralyses your body and then you move around when you're awake. For me it's basically the opposite. When I'm awake I have basically 0 control but when I'm asleep I'll (apparently) do things like kick people in the head. My parents will put me to bed 1 way and when the nurse checks on me in in the morning I'll have an arm through 1 rail and a leg through the other. If the rails weren't there I would most definitely be on the floor.
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Mom
I can't say "you're the best mom in the world"
but rather
you're the best mom for me.
I certainly can't speak for Michael
but I think he'd agree.
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Since I can't work/go to school I usually watch t.v. throughout the day. Usually it's scientific stuff, but every once in a while it's something ridiculous like Jerry Springer. I know it sounds odd but when you watch it as much as I do you begin to notice a pattern.
Of course I know there are exceptions.

1. Once a cheater, always a cheater.
It always amuses me when a story starts with "Well (s)he's cheated on me before...". Gee, really? Why didn't you leave the first time? Some adults are like children: if they think can get away with it, they'll keep doing it.

2. If you get rejected by your lover, don't expect your spouse to take you back.
It amuses me when someone leaves their spouse for their lover, but that lover rejects them. They try to do some major backtracking, but that 1st person is like "Oh hell no". Karma, ass.

3. If someone is cheating on you, it's best to just leave.
They obviously don't care enough to be faithful. It always gets me when the girlfriend/baby momma fights the woman he cheated with. HE is the one that cheated knowing full well what he was doing was wrong. Quite frankly he didn't care enough, so why should you?

4. If she has an Adam's Apple, run!
It's really funny when somebody who's OBVIOUSLY a transsexual comes on and reveals she's actually a man and the guy starts freaking out. It's definitely a "...really?" moment.

5. If you're pregnant, don't wait like 5 or 6 months to tell the father.
This I seriously don't get. These women have been pregnant for MONTHS but they don't tell the father until it's been like 6/7 months. Sure, they were really irresponsible in the first place, but that doesn't give you the excuse to be irresponsible now.

6. If you've seen their face at family functions, just say no.
It always grosses me out when someone is sleeping with a cousin or something, especially when it's someone who changed your daipers. I think I saw one where a woman was sleeping with her stepfather or something. That one SERIOUSLY grossed me out (especially because I think I was watching that episode with MY stepfather).

7. If they're old enough to be your parent or young enough to be your child, d6on't date them.
This is another one that really creeps me out. If you can remember the Cuban Missile Crisis or you weren't alive when 9/11 happened, then ew. Find someone your own age.

8.  If he has a female friend (particularly if they spend a lot of time together) he's pprroobbaabbllyy cheating.
This one's a HUGE exception- I have had TONS of guy friends and I have only kissed 2/slept with 1 WHILE WE WERE DATING.

9. If the shoes come off, it's on!
It's kinda funny when whoever kicks their shoes off as they're coming out onto the stage. Catfight!

10. White "rapper"= jobless bum
It's funny when they try to justify not having a job with "I'm just waiting for my rap career to take off" (or something like that). Um, ok. I think the only successful white rapper, like, ever is/was Eminem (personally I don't like rap so I'm really not sure).
         
11. If you meet a woman online, she's pprroobbaabbllyy a dude.
Another exception one.
It's funny when a trannie brings some poor unsuspecting dude who thinks she's actually a woman. It's typically another "... really?" moment.

12. "Dancer" = stripper
 Of course I know "dancer" actually is a legitimate career but it's funny when they try to justify it. "Dancer"? No, honey, you're a skank on a pole.

13. Cakes aren't for eating.
I don't think I've ever seen a cake survive for more than 5 minutes before getting thrown/smeared on some fat hillbilly...

14. "But I love him!"
He beats you, takes your money and constantly cheats, yet you "love" him? Have some self respect.

15. "She gained weight" isn't an excuse.
It's kinda funny/sad when either a) he's fatter then she is (you should be thanking your lucky stars there's someone willing to touch your fun zone) or b) she's pregnant (she sure as hell didn't get that way by herself).
  
I know Jerry Springer is likely staged. I watch it because it's entertaining.
What I Learned from Jerry Springer
It's ridiculous and I love it.
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I was in a car accident a few years ago, had a stroke and now I have something called Locked-in Syndrome: www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locked-…
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