Just Pondering Part 412

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M. PenBelieve it or not, there are those who live outside of the system; they do not own a birth certificate, they do not have an identification card, they do not have a bank account of their own, they do not own a computer and they do not own a cell phone.

You may think that such people only exist in so-called primitive cultures or remote tribes in the desert or forested areas in other parts of the world. But, there are some people who are living outside of the system that reside in well-developed countries like the United States, Great Britain and Canada, to name a few. It is hard to comprehend that such a thing is really taking place in the 21st century.

But, why would people choose to live like that? I could only speculate the reasons why a person would choose to do such a thing. Maybe, they have made the conscientious decision to remain undetected and for some unknown reason, they prefer to be ghosts within our modern-day society.

Is Akismet Sleeping On The Job?

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AkismetFor the past few days, I have noticed that a lot of spam slipped through the spam filter.

Is spam getting more innovative? Or, does Akismet need updating?

Many of us agree that spam is annoying (And WordPress is aware of our concerns. Maybe, the WordPress engineers need to send a memo to the Akismet engineers, letting them know that their spam filter isn’t working the way it used to).

Have you noticed the same thing? Or, am I the only one who is experiencing this strange ordeal?

A Very Wise Quote From Paulo Coelho

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Paulo CoelhoThere is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. — Paulo Coelho

Just Pondering Part 383

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Another-Nice-Pen.jpgThese days, it is very easy for a person to get themselves into trouble. All they have to do is, simply say something that another person is not in agreement with.

If we were to examine the mindset of human beings, we would immediately know that people don’t think 100% alike; we may have similar interest in certain areas, but we have different interests and beliefs when it comes to certain things. For example: Richard and Darryl have been childhood friends; they like the same sports teams, but their taste in Literature is different. Richard likes Emily Dickinson and Darryl is fond of Pablo Neruda. The two are always having fierce debates in regards to who is the better poet.

I have seen with my own eyes the way some people treat those who have different political and religious views than them; they would look at those people as though they are insane or stupid. Some have even taken it to another level by inflicting violence on those people who adhere to different viewpoints.

The reality is: people will always have views that differ from our own. But, the problem starts when some of us makes a personal decision to start a war against all those with opposing beliefs.