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In Facebook Jail Again….

Posted by Joni in About Me, Online Life

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This time, the reason is even more outrageous than before. I belong to a group called Queen Sugar, the Discussion Group. Because it’s one of my favorite TV shows. Awhile back, I posted about the series’ star, Nova (played by one of my favorite accesses, Rutina Wesley). I mentioned that I didn’t think “that heifer was afraid of anything!” And I got trounced on for using the word “heifer”.

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Capitalist Piggy

Posted by Joni in About Me, Online Life

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Since I retired and have run out of salary, and am now collecting Social Security Retirement (and pension, which basically goes to make my COBRA payment), I have had to radically revise my budget. And now, since I have some free time on my hands, I’ve decided to clean out my closets and put some stuff on eBay. Starting with handbags I haven’t used in years.

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Facebook Jail

Posted by Joni in Online Life

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I’ve been in Facebook “jail” (suspended from posting, liking, or commenting on Facebook) several times last year due to my interactions with Trumpanzees mostly.

This last round, I was suspended by Facebook for 30 days for “hate speech” which consisted of me sharing a video from “Ticked Off Vic”, which was a profanity-laced rant (it’s his schtick) about the energy failure in Texas over the past week. I posted my own profanity-laced commentary to that video in support of Vic’s position, with a final admonition, “Mask the fuck up”. That got me banned for 30 days.

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Burek.com: Now Entering Its Second Decade!

Posted by Joni in About Him, Online Life, Serbia

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Huge congratulations, hugs, kisses, backslaps, all go out to my friend, Ivan, founder and curator of the largest Internet forum in Serbia, Burek.com, celebrating its 11th year today. The forum grew from being just a tiny spark of imagination in early 2002 to the thriving behemoth forum (it’s the largest forum running on Simple Machines Forum software) it has become today, with over 1.7 million registered users. It’s been a long path of personal commitment, sacrifice, sweat and tears. But I hope my friend thinks it is all worth it. Congratulations, buddy. You done good.

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Fighting the Good Fight

Posted by Joni in About Him, General, Online Life

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This is for my cherished best friend. (He knows who he is.) Always fight the good fight, never give less than 100% of your totally awesome self. Love you, man.

The nights you fight best are
when the game is fixed,
when the crowd screams for your blood.

The nights you fight best are
on a night like this
as you chase a thousand dark rats from your brain,
as you rise up against the impossible,
as you become a brother to the tender sister of joy

and move on regardless.

~~ Charles Bukowski

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Itty Bitty Shitstorm

Posted by Joni in General, Online Life

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We are all damaged somehow.

My best friend uttered that statement in chat a few days ago. It broke my heart, but it also rang true. And it’s really true in the current Internet drama being played out at Itty Biz and elsewhere, involving internet marketers Naomi Dunford and Dave Navarro.

A few days ago, Naomi posted a hair-raising article on her web site about several men who, via their web sites, were cyber-bullying a successful woman blogger and even went so far as to say that the blogger had received death threats. She titled the article Death Threats and Hate Crimes, Attacks On Women Bloggers Escalating, making it seem as if many women bloggers were being targeted, threatened or bullied. And the fact is that she herself is the sole target of these threats, if I believe her. But to flag-wave as if this is a problem for all women bloggers, to make this a call to arms for all women bloggers does all women bloggers, all women, and especially all women who are legitimately being abused, threatened or silenced, a huge disservice. Thanks, twat.

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Save the Date (or Dating Site)

Posted by Joni in Culture, General, Online Life

After reading another blogger’s post recently and her mention of the Europe-based lonelyhearts site Meetic (don’t bother to click; it’s merged with Match.com now and if you are on a U.S. server, you won’t be able to access it), I decided to do some poking around on it. It’s actually pretty amazing (and often quite comical) what you’ll find.

For example, apparently, most men (or at least most American men, or at least the ones posting on this site and others like it) do not think there is a thing in the world wrong with having a beer gut “out to here”! Interestingly enough, the bigger the gut, the smaller these same men want their mates to be.

The number of seemingly college educated men whose profiles are filled with grammatical inconsistencies and misspellings is mind-boggling.

The site asks you to rate your appearance. I think this is a two-edged sword. If you answer that you think you are good looking, people will think you are conceited. On the other hand, if you don’t think you are attractive, you can hardly expect anyone else to. What’s the right answer?

“Unspecified” in terms of describing the number of children one has is alarming to say the least.

If you are too lazy to completely fill out a profile, it’s quite possible this trait spills over into other areas of your life. Don’t think that most women won’t pick up on this fact. (And hence, they won’t be picking up YOU!)

While surfing your results, you have the option of “teasing” the person. (I shudder to think what this means and did not dare clicky on the linky.) Or you can add them to what I can only assume is the online dating equivalent of a shopping cart? Rowwrrr!

One man, in a desperate, last-ditch bid, decided to come clean and had the temerity to proclaim in his personal profile that “brains aren’t necessary, but a nice bank account is.” Another warned he was tired of 10-year old Nigerians with parents and would henceforth not be talking to any of these types in the future. (Sorry, girls!)

God, I’m glad I have Robert! Otherwise, I guess I’d have to go out there and do some “field work.”

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JoniVerse.com Tweets on 11/28/2007

Posted by Joni in Online Life, Tweets

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