Category Archives: Issues

Social issues. Legal issues. Society issues.

Rhetoric Never Wins

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Rhetoric

In the last couple weeks one of the biggest issue dividing people on social media and about everywhere else is abortion.  I’ve already written about my stance on this issue, it hasn’t changed since then, and it’s not relevant to today’s post.  But, if you forgot or or curious please feel free to check it out here: http://www.beckypalmer.me/2018/05/its-really-complicated-now/ Today I’m… Read more »

Civility is Dead

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Well, maybe not dead yet, but it’s certainly on its last legs. Here in the United States we have a president who encourages his supporters to mock his political opponents during rallies.  His wife has all but admitted he hasn’t been faithful to her.  He flat-out lies during interviews and on social media and then gets angry when he’s called… Read more »

International Day of Happiness

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Today is the International Day of Happiness. This holiday was first declared by the UN in 2013.  The theme for 2019 is “Happy Together” and quite frankly I cannot think of a year when we need more happiness and togetherness. Here is the website where you can learn more about the UN’s efforts to bring happy back   http://www.dayofhappiness.net.  But I’d… Read more »

The Vote

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The recent vote taken at an international United Methodist church convention regarding LGBTQ rights has been highly publicized – far more than I would have considered necessary – but that’s the world we live in. Yes, I was disappointed by it.  No, I’m not going to switch churches over it.  Why?  There are a few reasons. #1 It doesn’t reflect the… Read more »

But How?

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I’m a science nerd.  At one time I was seriously considering a career in medicine.  Even though my life took a few different turns since then I still find topics like microbiology, biochemistry and cell biology fascinating, especially when it involves the science of the human body.  We are all walking bags of millions of amazing chemicals reacting with each… Read more »

An Open Letter to Congressman Steve King

Steve- What could have possibly made you think that running for reelection in 2020 is a good idea? Your own party has banned you from serving on any committees in Congress because of your many hate-filled, racist rants.  Your coworkers on the Hill even held a vote to reject white supremacy because of the horrendous things that come out of… Read more »

Pink Day

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Today is Pink Day. While that would be cool, today is NOT designated to honor the pop singer Pink (who I adore).  Today is a day to take back power from bullies. This day was created to celebrate the actions of  two high school students named David Shepard and Travis Price in 2007.  They decided to help a classmate who… Read more »

Go Team Green?

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It’s been another wild and crazy week in the world of politics.  And I hate politics. There are a million reasons why I hate politics, but one of the biggest is the blind attachment many folks have to their political party of choice.  This loyalty extends to any politician who chooses that affiliation, often going as far as to insist… Read more »

This is an Outrage?

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There is no shortage of things to be outraged about in today’s world.  Wars, genocides, and all other manners of mistreatment of humans is, unfortunately, far too common.  In the right situations, outrage is the appropriate response. And then there are the many, many other things that no one should be outraged about, yet get angry over anyway.  This happens… Read more »

Safer Internet Day

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Normally my “weird holiday” posts are silly and fun, but today we are taking on a serious topic.  Today is Safer Internet Day. We’ve all heard the horror stories of people who have been recorded without permission via webcams, folks who have been swindled out of huge sums of money by internet scammers and companies who have had huge data… Read more »