We’re friends, even though one of us is the president of the college democrats, and the other the president of the college republicans. we became friends because we’re both committed fans of the rice university football and basketball teams…and we enjoy heckling the other players a little bit. when one of us even got thrown out for heckling, the other was supportive.
we have a lot of fun together, and our bond goes beyond sports. we have respectful discourse in terms of national politics. there’s a good amount of mutual respect, and we don’t consider ourselves firebrands.
ultimately, the most bitter interaction we ever had with each other was when one of us ran for student body president against the others’ roommate. that race is now over, so we can once again focus on rice sports. that’s competition where we very much find ourselves on the same side.
"bad news: there's only one person who could unite us all with his justice, truth, and mercy. he's not on the ballot for november 8. good news: one day he will rule and reign!" - jerry zucha
A man yells to the crowd during the anti-sharia protests in denver on saturday, june 10. the rally in denver was mostly non-violent, though some scuffles erupted between protestors and liberal counter-demonstrators in other cities. these events reflect a growth of islamophobia in the country. for instance, the number of explicitly anti-muslim groups in the u.s. nearly tripled from 2015 to the end of 2016, to over 100 nationwide. ⠀
read more about the weekend's protests and what it means at hcn.org. ⠀
photo by tristan ahtone.⠀
#barackobama gave an interview with prince harry, for 🇬🇧 radio 4, and made some important points about social media and responsible social media usage.
📣 in the interview, obama warned of the “balkanization of society” thanks to social media platforms like twitter.
📣 he said, "one of the dangers of the internet is that people can have entirely different realities. they can be cocooned in information that reinforces their current biases"
📣 "the question has to do with how do we harness this technology in a way that allows a multiplicity of voices, allows a diversity of views, but doesn’t lead to a balkanization of society and allows ways of finding common ground.”
⚠️ i notice this every time i myself post something: posts either get lots of likes (pandering to an echo chamber) or lots of reactionary comments (that don't usually lead to discussion or resolution).
💬🤔💬 i'm just gonna ask the question and see what (if any) discussion might ensue: what could we each do, as social media users interested in us politics, to get out of our own personal echo chambers and to bridge the divides that are reinforced by hanging around in our own personalised social media bubbles? 💬🤔💬
🔹1st image: unable to find artist information
🔹2nd image: from boston college, carroll school on management
🔹3rd image: from colin raney 'designing for the echo chamber'
Never really told anyone this, but this was my favourite #christmas song growing up. i'm spending my #holidays working as much as possible because i have a few short term #goals that i refuse to allow go unaccomplished. plus, it's been a day of reflecting and thinking back to all that has happened this year. this goes out to everyone in #houston, #florida, #virginislands and #puertorico still suffering the aftermath of the #hurricanes that hit; those still mourning their losses from the #lasvegas shooting; the #politicaldivide this country suffers; and those suffering in general that go unheard of. merry christmas everyone!! whether you celebrate it or not.. it's a day for family, and as long we all reside on this big blue and green planet you are family..
Repost from @united_empire_of_america we are being baited and manipulated into turning on each other by elitist, greedy nwo s**m like soros. race against race, left against right, christian against muslim..don't fall for it!! we need to stand together more than ever! hard times are coming and its becuase the elite caused it! rise up against them!!!
Lincoln is all the unbroken parts of who i am. my world would be a lot more uneventful without this kid in it. during his field trip to the pumpkin patch today, as we were passing up the field of glorious pumpkins on our generously lengthy hay ride, lincoln excitedly flexed & loudly expressed, “i’m going to get a big pumpkin, mommy! i can lift pumpkins because i’m strong! i’m strong like donald trump!” a mom sitting nearby, who had been laughing at his jokes during the entire ride suddenly stopped and asked him with a mixture of disbelief and disgust in her voice, “really???” he nonchalantly replied, “yeap!” and continued flexing to himself unaware of the sudden change of mood in his audience. her smile had turned into a look of disapproval and she looked away. she did not laugh at anymore of his jokes for the remainder of the ride. 🤣🤣🤣 the rest of the parents had suddenly become uncomfortably quiet. and as for me - i looked the lady straight in the face and laughed out loud - because i was amused by her reaction but mostly because i pitied the hate in her heart which was so strong that she sat across from me and passed judgment on this 5 year old for a “political opinion” that he doesn’t even know he has. #youdoyouboo#proudofyou#doyourthang#lincolnremington#donaldtrump#politicaldivide#stopthehate#conservative#liberal#halloween#pumpkinpatch#minime#family#momlife#momofboys#proudmom#politicssuck#politics#love #❤️ #fieldtrip#kindergarten