October 3, 2016, 07:30 AM EST
Vote-against-someone logic brought us a president who had more financial backing from big banks than any of the other candidates at the time of his election. It brought us drone strikes on children, a worsening situation of violence in the Middle East, and the brink of a hot war with Russia. It brought us the Affordable Care Act, written by the insurance and pharmaceutical industries. It brought us more pipelines, more bailouts for CEOs, and more handouts to countries who bomb their neighbors for really bad reasons. It brought us a president who fails to do anything significant about the ongoing tragic conditions of the black communities; especially regarding prison populations, the enforcement of ridiculously excessive penalties for drug-related offenses, and the killings of unarmed black men by police officers. It brought us a president who hasn’t done anything about the abuses against women’s rights in various states across this country. It brought us the worst deportation policies we have ever seen, the broken promise of closing Guantanamo Bay, the use of armed drones against Americans on American soil, and the worst cases of election fraud/voter suppression in at least the past several decades.
Go ahead, vote against someone. Be like the tens of millions of people who do what the TV tells them to do and will do it again four years from now. But quit telling us that our votes for Jill Stein are votes for Donald Trump. Plenty of articles and rants already exist in the ether exhorting us to vote against him. Additional such arguments are neither original nor interesting.
The difference between the people who urge you to vote against Trump and the people who intend to vote for Jill Stein is that, even if Trump wins, we Jill supporters carry enough conviction with our beliefs to follow up on our actions and resist blaming other people that things didn’t turn out our way.
The revolution will continue, no matter who becomes president. If you can’t lend a hand, then get out of the road.
How to Make a Hyperlink (A.k.a., link) in HTML
July 30, 2016, 09:46 AM EST
1) Type exactly this: <a href="
2) Make sure it is typed exactly as above, with a space between "a" and "href"
3) Add the URL (website address). For example, http://www.whatever.com
4) It should now look like this: <a href="http://www.whatever.com
5) Add this after the URL: ">
6) Now it looks like this: <a href="http://www.whatever.com">
7) Now add the text, such as "CLICK HERE," that you want people to click on.
8) Now, it looks like this: <a href="http://www.whatever.com">CLICK HERE
9) Finally, add this to the end: </a>
10) You get this: <a href="http://www.whatever.com">CLICK HERE<a>
Now, when people read your profile, they will see "CLICK HERE" highlighted in some color (probably bright blue), and, when they click on it, they will be taken to your website, whatever.com.
- Courtesy of AustralianKi55
Pontificating & Gerundizification
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Bernie Sanders claimed that the entertainment media and "news" media intended to make people dumber and more manipulable. He still holds that position.
With such insightful candor, he deserves a fair look in the current election cycle. Who else will endeavor to break up the current media monopolies and dissolve those very powerful regulating government bodies, such as the FCC, that condone problems that include disinformation and manipulation of public perception?