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Monday, November 21, 2016

"Facebook, Politics, God and Fact checking..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Kimo's world #158)

James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired professional photographer
 and amongst other things lived in a tent outdoors for 7 years.
Rosen currently resides on the tropical island of Kaua'i
with his best friend and spiritual adviser Ivanka Da Dog!

Kimo's world's #158~Blog #1865

Facebook, Politics, God and Fact checking

People come onto my Facebook Timeline at times with harsh criticisms.

A Facebook Timeline is not a newspaper or blog. A Facebook timeline is your home, your living room so to speak where you have invited friends to visit you on Facebook.

I never go onto a friends Facebook page no matter how much I may disagree with them and start an argument or say harsh words to them  because they may have posted something political or otherwise I may disagree with. Instead I say nothing.

I would never say nasty comments to those whom don't believe in the same God or political beliefs as myself. I may totally disagree with you but your living room (Facebook timeline)is not the place to do it. The only time I may do so is if someone posts a false news story I may send them the corrected  fact check from Snopes or other mostly reliable fact checkers.

Newspapers and public forums are the place to release your aggression not on a friends Facebook page even though they may have a difference of opinion.

Social media  with so many fake news stories has not helped matters. People need to fact check before sharing and re-posting a news story or meme just because it fits their political agendas.

I can handle criticism and over the years have developed a thick skin from being an opinion columnist in the Garden Island news and a blogger. I candle the criticism however people's Timelines  deserve respect. Remember you are visiting a friends living room.

I think the world was a better place before social media, people didn't think out loud which has gotten so many of us in trouble including me. Respect has been lost in social media and in friendships. 

Maybe it's time we did what we did as kids--just go over a friends house without calling and see if they want just want to go out and play.

Obama Da Dog has changed her name to
'Ivanka' Da Dog.
The legal ceremony will take
place the same day as the Presidential
inauguration on January 20, 2017!

Hana Hou, Encore!

I can't put my finger on it, but this bird
looks like someone in the news?

The Sunset over Sleeping Giant mountain
from my back door.