Just three of the consequences of twice electing to the Oval Office Barack Hussein Obama.
1. The Affordable Care Act
2. The Dream Act.
3. Net Neutrality.
Commenters, feel free to add to the list.
...Saber-toothed tigers are rather thin on the ground anymore, so we don’t need that reflex that enables us to instantly aim our pointy stick at an approaching threat or muster the quick burst of energy required to help us run to safety.
And yet that response is still there, buried deep in the recesses of our brains. But about the only time I feel those hormones surging through my body is when I’m about to send an ill-considered e-mail message or Twitter post. Someone trolling us on social media is as close as any of us get to the stress of a predator bearing down on us on the veld....
At first, I thought that my analogy — Twitter flames are today’s saber-toothed tigers — might be a little far-fetched. Then I talked to Johannes Eichstaedt, a doctoral student in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. A thought-provoking paper he co-wrote was just published in the journal Psychological Science. By crunching data, Johannes and his collaborators were able to show that areas of the United States that express high levels of negative language on Twitter — tweets filled with expletives and hate — correlate with areas of the country that have high levels of heart disease.So, why do we continue to spend so much time in the online world? As rational creatures, we must know that too much time in the contentious online world is bad for our mental and physical health!
This doesn’t mean that Twitter trolls are dying of stress-induced heart attacks, rather that everyone who lives in a hotbed of negative emotion is affected by the overall angry vibe.
The link between stress and heart disease is well known. “We now think of chronic stress as a chronic upregulation of the sympathetic nervous system,” Johannes said.
When deployed only occasionally and as originally intended, the fight-or-flight response is a good thing. It improves your odds of surviving an attack or lifting a car off a trapped child. But being repeatedly washed by adrenaline and cortisone can damage the arteries.
Twitter, angry e-mails, noxious online comments: These can all raise the blood pressure. Of course, humans have been arguing with one another for millennia. What’s different about the digital age is that now we do it with strangers over the Internet....
Hey, America! Take a real close look at what's going on. Europe rolled out the red carpet and encouraged Muslim immigration. Um, we've been doing the same. Vastly accelerated since 2009. Imagine that! Our borders are wide open. Good thing Muslims are so law abiding; otherwise, they might cross through. We're actually allowing American citizens who've gone and trained with these rabid animals to come back into America as if they had been on a trip to Disneyland. Where I come from, you go train with the enemy in a time of war, you are the enemy and a traitor!Infidel Knight then posted the following excellent video — an important reality check:
Islam's history is utterly irrefutable. What we see from afar now, soon we'll see and feel here. It's simply unavoidable. Islam was conceived and born for one purpose: conquest and submission. What we face is the ultimate "death match." Either we or they will die, they've decided this. We get no voice or vote in this matter. Mohammed and Allah have decreed it so.
|Marriage: Caldwell and his wife spent nearly 56 years together and he has found comfort in his daily routine since she passed away|
|Love: Bud Caldwell, 82, has been taking daisies and a few pennies to a bench in Wisconsin every day for the past two years to honor his late wife|
It is powered by a 1920's vintage hit and miss engine, and doesn't do anything except make noise and lots of lost motions.Yep. That sums it up exactly.
“We will be happy to keep an eye out for runaway Christians, but it would be nice if he would face the reality of the situation today. The Medieval Christian threat is under control Mr. President. Please deal with the Radical Islamic threat today.”
|The Inquisition over four centuries killed fewer people than the radical Muslims killed in one day on 9/11|