In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jehovah’s Witnesses globally have moved their large annual conventions online. Across the globe, in hundreds of languages simultaneously, Jehovah’s Witnesses will be attending the program virtually.
Sometimes you do things that are really dumb and then you redeem yourself with something incredibly smart.
Last month Walmart announced it was going to remove all cashiers from its Fayetteville store #359 as a test. Now this month they are going to require all patrons to wear facemasks before entering the store.
I am not personally a fan of the throw-away culture that has developed in the world. The willingness to spend more money on a quality long-lasting item has been replaced by the desire to get something for as little money as possible. This means that manufacturers meet that demand for low-cost products, by making them cheap. To be more precise, I don’t mean they manufacture them at a low cost, I mean they are made with poor materials, and with poor designs. Cheap quality.
Manhattan Kansas is known for being the home of K-State but was full of mystery and intrigue this month. According to the Manhattan Mercury, this is the rough timeline of events including theft, 911 calls, government intervention, a hunt, and a disastrous end fitting for a man from down under.
Neutrality is a concept foreign to many ears. It seems unthinkable that a person could not have an opinion on a matter. That someone could be neither for nor against it. It is widely viewed that silence equals acceptance, however, the funny thing about silence on a matter is that people on both sides treat you as if you are ‘for’ the other side.
As an animal you may never had heard of before now, let me introduce you to the pangolin. They are known for two distinct characteristics. They are the only mammal with scales, and they are the most highly trafficked endangered animal in the world.
Lets talk about America’s Dog. What? “America’s Dog”? Yes, beginning in the 1900’s the Pit Bull was the mascot of America. It was prized for it loyalty and friendliness. You could find pit bulls emblazoned everywhere, even to sell war bonds. Let’s list some famous ones. “Sergeant Stubby” the most decorated dog in WWI, guess what. Pit bull. “Nipper” the cute dog from the RCA advertisements. Pit bull. How about “Petey” from the Little Rascals. Pit bull. “Chance” from Homeward Bound. Pit bull.
What if we could go back in time with what we know now and sway the crucial decisions that made the internet what it is today?
I’m sure these memories will all be clouded by what I know now, but let’s just take a journey inside my head if not in history. Once upon a time, somewhere between BBS and RSS, when we all first were beginning to connect to the nascent internet we decided that we wanted everything to be free. “Wasn’t the internet created for the free exchange of ideas between academics?” we said.
Yes, I know full well that calling something racism is an extreme thing to do, but hear me out. Looking at things from a biological standpoint, humans are all humans. Race is an arbitrary construct designed to separate people. In reality there is no such thing as we are all members of the human race. However, I digress. I’m not talking about human racism. I’m talking about dogs. Lets try something. Look at the dogs below and tell me which one is dangerous.
Oh Google, you’re like that toxic friend who accidentally breaks your stuff on a regular basis, but lets you use his cabin down by the lake. Except now, you randomly take appliances out of the cabin or shut off the electricity. Not to mention that one box where we’re supposed to put our coats that we can never get them back out of. What’s up with that?