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August 13, 2013

Privacy is a thing of the past

I feel that one of the biggest problems we have today is a lack of privacy. And the funny thing about it is we are doing it to ourselves. People today can post things which are silly, stupid or down right nasty for all to see on the so called social media of today. Frankly, I have no desire to see the corpse of a woman whose husband killed her then put her picture on Facebook. I could really care less what you did on your long weekend or vacation or what you may want to do prior to your death. I have no desire to know what you wear today or what you eat.

I wish people would get real and figure out several things. One, the Internet is not always correct. Two, people lie, especially when they can do so namelessly. They also need to realize that hundreds of thousands if not millions the world over can and do see what is posted. So why post stupid things? And boy, are there a lot of stupid things put out there for all to see!

If I cannot put my name, my real name, on something I have no intention of making it available for others to see, and tear apart.

I love a civil and realistic debate on things and look forward to them. I have no desire to allow complete strangers to know that I go to bed at midnight and like banana cream pie; it is none of their business.

Because it is so easy to post things, and do so anonymously, many individuals do so. At times that is fine, but as usual with humans, some tend to go way overboard with what and where they post things. I have no desire to see someone’s bare butt on my computer, but there are those who do this and others who like it.

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