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Earth Day with Dr. Jane Goodall


Today’s annual Earth Day Doodle was created in partnership with one of the planet’s most influential advocates: Ethologist (animal behavior expert), conservationist, activist, and animal-lover Dr. Jane Goodall, who has dedicated her life to studying and protecting our environment. In it, Jane shares her personal message to the world on Earth Day 2018, including some of her inspiration and what we can all do to have a positive impact on our planet.

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Published on Apr 21, 2018
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LadyImp

Plagiarism

I have always been a writer, a lover of words, and putting thoughts and emotions into sentences the reader can laugh at and cry with. As a youngster, about 12, I used to have a diary I wrote in daily, that was kept locked in my dresser.

My sister picked the lock one day, my mother read my diary, then my father shared it at the dinner table. I stopped writing that day. I stopped sharing any of my feelings anywhere. I clammed up and refused to let anyone see who I was. The humiliation of that experience taught me that there was no such thing as privacy, or respect.

In school, English was my favourite subject and I excelled at it. I loved all aspects of it. About three years later, we had a substitute teacher for several months near the end of the school term. One of our assignments had been to write a poem. By this time, although I didn't write anything 'personal' down anywhere, I would write poetry in my head.

When the assignment was first issued, I'd written a poem in my head, and promptly forgot about it. When the assignment was due, the substitute gave us that hour to finish up, or in my case, write the poem. I recalled how I'd already written it in my mind, and quickly jotted it down, making a few word changes once it was in print.

A week later, the substitute sat on a desk and told us our marks on our poems, starting at the bottom and working towards the top. I was the last one he addressed. He advised me that he had given me an A minus. I just looked at him, thinking, okay. At this time, I was extremely shy, blushed and embarrassed easily, and tried my best not to draw attention to myself.

He went on to ask me if I knew what plagiarism was? Of course I knew! My face turned bright red at the humiliation and accusation, and he said he didn't believe I wrote it. I said, but you saw me write it during class! His response was I could have memorized it and copied it down. I just shook my head, everyone in class looking at me like I'd lied and cheated.

I refused to hand another thing in to that teacher. I suppose, in essence that confirmed his suspicions but I didn't care at that time. At the end of the year, he told me I'd have to write the finals because I didn't hand anything in, and I was going to fail. By this time, I had become the class clown and didn't care about anything at school, and yep, there's a reason for hating authority.

I advised the substitute that no, I would not fail and I'd pass the exam with flying colours without even studying - which I did. But his attitude affected how I felt about writing, about school and definitely about authority. It wasn't until many years later that I picked up my pen again.

A couple of years ago, someone posted a very touching story about their time in the military. It was exceptionally well written and a tear jerker to boot. It wasn't until someone else posted the original that it was evident that this person had not penned the piece, and rather than put it in quotes to indicate it wasn't his, he let everyone think he'd written it. I was incensed. How dare he?!

He refused to apologize for his plagiarism. I lost any and all respect for him that day forward. It's much easier now to find out if something's plagiarized due to the internet. It's also much easier to plagiarize.

Personally, if anyone ever accuses me of plagiarism again, I'd sue their arse for defamation of character - no holds barred. My parents should have stood up for me and gone to the school and made the substitue publicly apologize to me. Obviously, that didn't happen, and what can you expect from people who break into locked diaries and read others most private thoughts?

So when someone makes that plagiarism accusation, they best be 100% certain that their accusation is accurate. As writers, it's not only insulting, it's offensive.

Private email would clear up any questions. Public accusations, humiliation and shaming is not okay, especially when you're wrong.
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My NEW American Automotive Corp - Industry

I believe I can get initial funding / investment from a Prince. I will have to squeeze out information to know how much the factory will cost. I have tried to work with other manufacturers, Korea, Germany and US. Having no reply I assume them all to be conceited. Yeah they know everything EXCEPT what Americans need and want.

We cannot drive 200 mph on the Autobahn, but we want POWER at low speed to merge onto the Interstate, jump into a 3 second gap in 30 mph cross traffic or in Dallas go from zero to 55 uphill in 75 feet (they don't slow to give you a break).

We also want to pay less. I am talking to the middle-middle class with savings and the upper middle class. You do not have to be mega-rich to have taste or recognize quality.

Other builders will have no chance. Right off my electrical system resisign will cut 1,500 to 4,500 dollars off build costs depending on options or standard equipment. The design will also cut most electrical repairs down from 400 to 50 dollars and you can wait the 15 to 30 minutes.

Now here is my blog
Read recent posts and some back to 2012 at and others by typing "robert dean burlison ii on blogger" into a search engine.
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Bearwomanonline now!

Pick your arguments wisely.Before you argue.

Some people I've seen argue for the sake of arguing instead of really discussing what is really bothering them.Also some people are "Right Fighters" at any cost to them.Someone needs to be the hero in a relationship.

JimNastics

Hot date tonight ?



Be careful of those.....smouldering desires scold

you may get burnt and be fuming later. very mad

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Bearwomanonline now!

Interactions between people

I witnessed something so cute the other day on my way back from the store.As I was entering the neighborhood cul-de-sac I saw a neighborhood guy and one of his girlfriends young sons playing frisbee. I overheard the neighbor guy saying to the girlfriends son "That's ok buddy."

Today I heard the girlfriend tell one of her sons as he was riding his bike past the guys truck "Telling her son to be careful and not hit "Daddy's truck"..

That conversation brought back some good memories of how my stepdad and I when I was a young child and how we used to interact with one another.It even brought a tear to my eyes too.

One of my late older brothers viewed his stepchildren as his own children.He told me one time that the only steps were the steps inside and outside his home.
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BlueScrubs

Date Stalker

I was on a date last night. This guy had been asking me for a date for weeks and I just wanted to find out if there's something there, so I went with him for a dinner.

On the next day though, I have already a scheduled date with a different guy.

The date with guy#1 was ok. We went to an italian restaurant, but I just dont feel any sparks. He's a decent guy and I wish there was something, but there just wasn't.

Here's what's weird though. This morning I messaged guy#2 to confirm the date for tonight. And there was something weird with the way he talked to me. He was like interrogating me. He said that I was "an unrespectable woman" for dating another man while O have agreed to go out with him that next night. Remember that we havent seen each other yet. He said that he was there at my place, where I was fetched by guy#1. He claimed that he regret because he liked me too much and that he was serious and looking for a wife, and that I am not deserving of him because of it. I was so dumbfounded, still, I tried to explain to him that there wasn't anything wrong with what I did. That I am allowed to go out with anyone that I want, because I am not in a relationship with anyone. To think that this guy I haven't talked with for so long yet, and our talks weren't very deep either. So weird.

In the end, I just felt relieved that I didn't go out with him. It's kind of creepy when a guy acts like he has some authority over you when he isn't even a part of your life yet.

Isn't it weird? uh oh
daniela777

LEGALESE AND ITS MISUSE

It is the language of the legal industry designed to enable precise communication. However, it can be, and is used, to confuse and mislead those not familiar with the workings of the legal profession, and is also the secret language of a “secretive society”. For a start, Legal, doesn´t mean lawful. scold

Other examples: In a Court of Law, when asked “do you understand” after they have read something to you, it doesn´t mean “do you comprehend what has been said”, but you are giving up your rights to stand under the Court´s authority.

In Legalese, on official correspondence, your name will appear in block capitals, known as “CAPITIS DIMINUTIO MAXIMA”. If you accept this, you have surrendered your lawful rights.

Under the law, you have protection from authorities such as the Government.
Legally, you have none. As they cannot touch you, they go after a legal representation of you, known as the “PERSON”.


Having said that, in the real “non-legal” world, there are those who may or may not be in the legal profession, but use this legal jargon in private correspondence, blogs etc. , for reasons best known to themselves but, it would appear, it is to be pompous, superior or trying to impress.
It is also easier to walk over people in legalese, than to express your argument in an appropriate and sensible manner. professor

If there is anybody here who thinks they have been ripped off by a lawyer..... they probably have! But....... they did it legally! wink
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AlanStagg

Quote of the day....

Financially supporting someone just for sex.....
Isn't worth it......
unless it is. blushing

mollybabe

rolling on the floor laughing
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