Monday, October 29, 2007

If I May?

Just some more random thoughts here:

I understand that the prison sentence handed down to Genarlow Wilson was excessive. And now that it's been thrown out, a lot of people feel that justice has been done. Fine. But can we please not turn him into some kind of folk hero? Thanks.



The Red Cross accepts donations online, for amounts as little as $5. Some people hesitate to help because so many organizations set minimums that might be out of reach for a lot of people. $5 may not sound like much, but a whole lot of $5 donations could add up.



When you meet someone online, do not go alone, go to a public place, and let someone know where you'll be, who you will be with, and how long it should take. It sounds so elementary, but another adult has been found murdered, after meeting someone she set up an appointment with through Craigs' list. Nothing is foolproof.



I'm never going to be ok with illegal immigrants grouping together, holding demonstrations, and making demands of the US government. Never. And my opinion of NY Governor Spitzer is still that he is an abominable idiot, by the way.


9 comments:

  1. That is one reason why I'm leery of on-line dating (that and my stalker incident).

    We need to round up all the demonstrators (chances are that the majority are illegal) and deport them. That actually makes it easier to grab a whole bunch at a time having them in one place like that. If only our politicians would take advantage of such an opportunity; although not likely since we live in such a PC world.

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  2. All very good points! I love reading your blog because yuu touch on a lot of different things. Thank You!

    You remind me that my little donations here and there can and will make a difference, whether it's to Red Cross or to Breast Cancer Awareness, or Make Wish. A little bit helps!!

    Thanks Jimmy!

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  3. Jeannette7:43 AM

    Good point about the meeting up with online pals. I've only met up once with an online friend, that was Sam. Glad to say he was a perfect gentleman but I realise that others may not be. Surely illegal immigrants should have no rights in your country, being illegal should take away their rights. Jeannette xx

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  4. If I had kids I would be terrified of all of the online activity that goes on for them these days. As much as drugs and sex, I'd have to say a "talk" about all things online is an absolute necessity.

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  5. Anonymous4:19 PM

    Good advise on the internet meeting. And I agree with you about what's his name. It was a mistake putting him in jail. Still, it doesn't make him a hero.
    Jude
    http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

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  6. Anonymous4:20 PM

    I met my husband online but, I have to admit, we talked online for months before even talking on the phone. When I finally met him it was where I was comfortable and felt safe. I wouldn't recommend meeting at a private location.

    I always felt I wasn't helping much with my little donations to the salvation army or some of the other charities I support. Guess, they do add up!

    Monica

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  7. Ditto, ditto, ditto again, yep, absolutely. That covers it. lol Don't you love it when I keep these short? lol

    ~Lily

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