You Are Within Your Rights to Ask

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I don’t like social media, but I use it because I have to. The main reason I don’t like it is, people. They use and abuse it no end. I recently deactivated my Tumblr account. At first, it was a good platform. But then, after a while, the level of smut appearing on a daily basis became so ridiculous, I felt it was time to leave … for good.

Now for Facebook.

I keep my friends count low, because I do not feel the need to just accept any random person as a friend, and don’t feel the need to be popular. I don’t post much on my personal profile, but I have a page for my blog, where posts from my three blogs can be found in one place.

Now, what I loathe about this particular platform, is that even when you have checked your privacy settings, and are somewhat satisfied with it, something else is on show. I don’t like this. Not one bit. This isn’t protecting your privacy at all, is it?

I am a part of many groups for blogging and business. Very recently, I noticed someone follow a bunch of groups I’ve been a part of for a little while. Whilst I understand these groups are for everyone, considering they are not interlinked, I found this rather odd. So, I sent a private message to that said person, whereby I stated it may or may not be the case, but asked that if they are looking at my profile could they please stop, as I felt like they are stalking me (so didn’t actually accuse them of doing so), and it’s making me feel uncomfortable. I wasn’t rude and wished them well.

Simple, huh?

Nope!

I received a message back telling me how I insulted the person, how “for someone who posts positive quotes” my message to the person was quite harsh. Not to mention that I was rude to approach the person and accuse them of stalking me. The person then muted the conversation – which is fine by me. I find them insufferable anyway, pretentious and fake.

Now, clearly, I did not accuse the person of anything, I merely asked a question, but the saying “If the shoe fits …” comes to mind. For someone who claims they have done nothing wrong, they a) didn’t read the message properly, so only saw what they wanted to see, which was my accusing them of stalking, which I did not, and b) certainly had such a big reaction to something they claim not to have done.

Just because I post Positive Quotes, it does not mean I do not have the right to ask questions if I think/feel something is amiss. It is my right to do so, and so I shall.

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What is This?

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Now I am finally on the mend, I can muster up the energy to say my piece about something which bothered me earlier this month.

Seriously, what is this? An Oreo milk bar in what is supposed to be a British chocolate maker pack? I knew it was a huge mistake selling Cadbury’s to Mondelez International (formerly Kraft). Their promises to keep this brand British were empty, and amongst other things, this just proves my point. How dare they take out Fudge for this nonsense?

I for one HATE Oreo. It is absolutely disgusting, and so is Hershey’s. Hence the reason when I am in the US, I hope and pray my lovely friends will send British chocolate to me, and never eat chocolate unless they do. It is also the reason I continue to send British chocolate to my beloved best friend who moved to the US some time ago.

Cadbury’s no longer taste the same as it used to. It’s oily, and ‘bitty’ since Mondelez International (formerly Kraft) took over. They have managed to ruin a great product, which is generally what happens when one company has a huge monopoly.

‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ comes to mind.

Now it is broke, they need to fix it back to how it was.

You Know What Really Grinds My Gears?

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As some of you may or may not know, there is to be a snap election on 8th June in the UK. My opinion? I think it is too soon after Brexit, but who am I to put in my two pennies worth? Anyway, normally, I don’t get involved with politics online. However, yesterday, there were two exceptions.

With the first one, my friend posted it had been ‘leaked’ (f**k me, I’m sick of this word) that if elected, Labour would scrap tuition fees. Well isn’t that grand of them? The amount of sarcasm that went through my mind as I typed the last sentence… The conversation went like this:

Person A: Really? I remember it was Labour who introduced tuition fees.

My Friend: They may have done this but it was the Conservatives who hiked the fees up to an extortionate and unrealistic amount so as to put the working class off from taking up studying and the rich who could afford. My relatives fellow student friends are all from Foreign money or middle to high class demographics. Also it was also the Liberal Democrats who made the pledge to promise to abolish all tuition fees and they failed on this word…. if they want to bring economy into this country they need to invest-first and foremost into the younger generations futures.

Me: Whether Conservatives hiked them up or not, it was indeed Labour who introduced them in the first place! If they were not in place, one wouldn’t be able to hike them up!

My Friend: True they’re all greedy b@stards at the end of the day with labour having pros as well as cons…

The next one pissed me right off. I’m just sitting back, waiting for my friend to unfriend me, because this is what some do nowadays when you disagree with them, right? It has now become the ‘norm’.

There is some news going around , ‘NHS: Tories SILENT on introduction of £145 charges for 40 minute GP Consultations‘. It actually started off with one her friends (someone I do not know) commenting.

Person A: The Tories are not commenting on this because charges are not, as implied, being introduced for NHS consultations. Fake news!

I simply liked his comment and moved on. Next thing I knew, I was tagged into my friend’s comment.

My Friend: I wish it was fake Person A & Persia Anderson 😕

Me: What do we really know about any of the parties? They all lie, and I find it interesting the amount of ‘dirt’ (whether true or not) that is dug up when an election is coming around. Say it is true about the NHS. What is Labour hiding? I find them all despicable. I trust none.

My Friend:I’m not a fan of politicians either. I would prefer if there were no such thing and we all lived in peace & harmony and loved everyone around us! Free from world domination & poverty. Whilst there are still politicians the facts remain that the Tories have always served the rich and Labour have always served the working class & the most vulnerable. All our public services are under threat especially the NHS as parts of the NHS have already been privatised under the Tories. Jeremy Corbyn personally helped one of my SA friends who was taking care of her sick grand mother & unable to work and subsequently pay her rent. She wrote to Jeremy asking for his help and he prevented her from being evicted! She met him in person at one of his Labour meet & greets and thanked him and he had tears in his eyes. So they’re not all the same. He has a heart & Theresa May is heartless. Please vote Labour! 💋

Me: Sorry, Friend, I will not vote Labour. Never have. Never will. Besides, is Corbyn not the one who said ‘we’ should have tea with the ISIS? I mean, really? As for my opinion; yes they are all the same. Once in power what they preached to be elected in the first place is no longer on the table.

Her Friend: Oh dear. The NHS does not allow GPs to charge. What is happening here is an increase in the supply of GP services, outside the NHS, so that waiting lists within the will be shorter.

My Friend: We won’t have an NHS under a Tory government. They are deliberately running it into the ground. Using Agency Nurses. Making Dr’s work a 6 day week. That way they can justify selling it off. Have you seen the devastation they have caused since they were elected. Do you want Theresa Care? I don’t! ☹️

Me: Friend, have you seen the devastation caused in the 13 years Labour was in power? Whilst I respect your opinion and it is your right to vote for whom you chose, I do not think it is your right to ‘dictate’ to anyone who they should vote for. If you look back over the conversation, not once have I told you who to vote for, yet you are trying to get me to vote Labour. I thought we lived in a democracy? Or is it only a democracy if we are all forced to vote Labour…? You cannot convince me otherwise. I will not vote Labour. My vote will go to whom I chose, and I am not sorry for that.

Now don’t get me wrong; I don’t trust politicians full stop. All parties are dirty and have blood on their hands. But I also don’t like all the fake news floating around and shit stirrers. There are enough problems as it is. No-one but me knows who I’m voting for, but I know one thing; I will be using my right to vote.

Regarding the NHS: it is constantly treating people from all over the world and here in the UK, who have never paid into the system. This causes a huge strain on the resources available. Those who have paid in have to wait weeks for a doctor’s appointment. Years for surgery. This has been going on for so long it’s crazy. People who think it’s free need to remember that in actual fact, it isn’t. Money has to be paid in to keep it going.

The same crap is happening with schools. Over two hundred applications submitted for sixty places. This has been going on for years too. Parents are being told to bring in essentials to keep schools running – toilet tissue, stationary, etc.

People have become so disrespectful to each other for stating their own opinion.

We live in a beautiful world, but mankind has f**ked it up.