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Science. God.

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, education, Griot, News, Science, Self Improvement, Video on December 30, 2019 at 5:30 am


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Have you ever been reading and certain phrases and words catch your eye?
Happens to me all of the time – I shan’t lie,

and in those moments my lids grow wide
as I comprehend the minds of other lives.

At the point where deep intellectualism resides
every story has peaks & valleys; today we focus on The High.

The Almighty “Oh My;” the one responsible for your spirit, mind and bod.
Let’s talk about The Most High, I call Him: Pops and God.

What do you call Him? Do you call Him at all?
If you don’t everyday, do call when your probs are tall.

I do.
And like supernatural fixin’s – He always come through.

spinning news paperSo I was reading this piece in the New York Times
that says Christians be talking but God doesn’t make “the chime.”

Folks are not talking about God everyday.
I was a bit surprised; I responded, “Whatchu’ say?

I really didn’t want to believe it.
But my guy has not only been telling me this — he heaves it

every time I mention God in conversation,
he says, “Most folks wouldn’t make that relation.”

I be like, “What?
It feels like taking one to the gut.

I suppose I did assume everyone talks about ‘The Most High.’
Especially at the start of everyday; upon opening their eyes,

but the New York Times has published otherwise – so I had to vent.
In fact, the percentage of folks that talk about God often is 7%.

That alone won’t pay the rent when Christianity is at an all time high.
What does it mean to be a Christian? Is ‘believing in God’ a time that’s still nigh?

I sure hope so.
Though Stephen Hawking and Einstein said “no.”

Both men believed more in Science as the life-creation reason
and that human stories and calendar glory created the Christmas season.

Okay.
Then there’s my say.

prayingAgain, I pray and God comes through.
I believe quantum fluctuation belongs to God, too.

If you are not familiar with it,
no probQF makes life in quantum physics.

I believe creation can occur via quantum fluctuation,
and also, that God gave it to us to make such relation.

Is that okay?
No right or wrong needs to be at play

if we can come together and agree on this day
that a higher being, our God has the first and last say.

After all, it won’t be you nor I
that give quantum fluctuation or creates life.

Science is important and I am a woman of such,
but even Science has a beginning; a divine push.

Supernatural forces work for-and-against us everyday.
Please do not live this life ill-prepared for the game you must play.

Life is a game that must be played,”
be properly prepared or by stress be slayed.

Your power is present lest you allow it to be erased
by not believing in God and the schematics of grace.

You are a soldier – please take your place.
God is your power source – let this knowledge not be erased.

It’s okay to lean on Him and live in grace.
I really hoped the lack of God-talk was just a phase.

Unfortunately, I see
that this has become the norm in society.

Though it doesn’t always have to be.
You and I can change that – conversation is key.

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Again, I am a woman of Science, my upcoming Bachelors degree confirms.
I’m Qui
and I think, ‘the elimination of God talk’ yields hope – a certain burn.

It’s okay to educate ourselves and to  learn —
but not to the point that we ignore our spiritual discern.

Out loud with Maureen Dowd

In Communication, Networking, News, Politics on November 11, 2012 at 9:09 am

Op-Ed Columnist Maureen Dowd publishes this piece in the New York Times from her Washington, DC positioned desk:  ROMNEY IS PRESIDENT. Fab5Freddy shared it with me on FaceBook and I thought it was ripe for shring it with you. Enjoy the feed:

IT makes sense that Mitt Romney and his advisers are still gobsmacked by the fact that they’re not commandeering the West Wing.

(Though, as “The Daily Show” correspondent John Oliver jested, the White House might have been one of the smaller houses Romney ever lived in.)

Team Romney has every reason to be shellshocked. Its candidate, after all, resoundingly won the election of the country he was wooing.

Mitt Romney is the president of white male America.

Maybe the group can retreat to a man cave in a Whiter House, with mahogany paneling, brown leather Chesterfields, a moose head over the fireplace, an elevator for the presidential limo, and one of those men’s club signs on the phone that reads: “Telephone Tips: ‘Just Left,’ 25 cents; ‘On His Way,’ 50 cents; ‘Not here,’ $1; ‘Who?’ $5.”

In its delusional death spiral, the white male patriarchy was so hard core, so redolent of country clubs and Cadillacs, it made little effort not to alienate women. The election had the largest gender gap in the history of the Gallup poll, with Obama winning the vote of single women by 36 percentage points.

As W.’s former aide Karen Hughes put it in Politico on Friday, “If another Republican man says anything about rape other than it is a horrific, violent crime, I want to personally cut out his tongue.”

Some Republicans conceded they were “a ‘Mad Men’ party in a ‘Modern Family’ world” (although “Mad Men” seems too louche for a candidate who doesn’t drink or smoke and who apparently dated only one woman). They also acknowledged that Romney’s strategists ran a 20th-century campaign against David Plouffe’s 21st-century one.

But the truth is, Romney was an unpalatable candidate. And shocking as it may seem, his strategists weren’t blowing smoke when they said they were going to win; they were just clueless.

Until now, Republicans and Fox News have excelled at conjuring alternate realities. But this time, they made the mistake of believing their fake world actually existed. As Fox’s Megyn Kelly said to Karl Rove on election night, when he argued against calling Ohio for Obama: “Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better?”

Romney and Tea Party loonies dismissed half the country as chattel and moochers who did not belong in their “traditional” America. But the more they insulted the president with birther cracks, the more they tried to force chastity belts on women, and the more they made Hispanics, blacks and gays feel like the help, the more these groups burned to prove that, knitted together, they could give the dead-enders of white male domination the boot.

The election about the economy also sounded the death knell for the Republican culture wars.

Romney was still running in an illusory country where husbands told wives how to vote, and the wives who worked had better get home in time to cook dinner. But in the real country, many wives were urging husbands not to vote for a Brylcreemed boss out of a ’50s boardroom whose party was helping to revive a 50-year-old debate over contraception.

Just like the Bushes before him, Romney tried to portray himself as more American than his Democratic opponent. But America’s gallimaufry wasn’t knuckling under to the gentry this time.

If 2008 was about exalting the One, 2012 was about the disenchanted Democratic base deciding: “We are the Ones we’ve been waiting for.”

Last time, Obama lifted up the base with his message of hope and change; this time the base lifted up Obama, with the hope he will change. He has not led the Obama army to leverage power, so now the army is leading Obama.

When the first African-American president was elected, his supporters expected dramatic changes. But Obama feared that he was such a huge change for the country to digest, it was better if other things remained status quo. Michelle played Laura Petrie, and the president was dawdling on promises. Having Joe Biden blurt out his support for gay marriage forced Obama’s hand.

The president’s record-high rate of deporting illegal immigrants infuriated Latinos. Now, on issues from loosening immigration laws to taxing the rich to gay rights to climate change to legalizing pot, the country has leapt ahead, pulling the sometimes listless and ruminating president by the hand, urging him to hurry up.

More women voted than men. Five women were newly elected to the Senate, and the number of women in the House will increase by at least three. New Hampshire will be the first state to send an all-female delegation to Congress. Live Pink or Dye.

Meanwhile, as Bill Maher said, “all the Republican men who talked about lady parts during the campaign, they all lost.”

The voters anointed a lesbian senator, and three new gay congressmen will make a total of five in January. Plus, three states voted to legalize same-sex marriage. Chad Griffin, the president of the Human Rights Campaign, told The Washington Post’s Ned Martel that gays, whose donations helped offset the Republican “super PACs,” wanted to see an openly gay cabinet secretary and an openly gay ambassador to a G-20 nation.

Bill O’Reilly said Obama’s voters wanted “stuff.” He was right. They want Barry to stop bogarting the change.

The Apple iPad

In Communication, Technology on January 27, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Apple has revealed the first steps in its iPlan for stepping into the world of digital publishing. At a press event in San Francisco today, Steve Jobs introduced us to the iPad, his company’s hotly anticipated entry into the tablet market that is set to release worldwide in 60 days. Weighing in at a whopping 1.5 pounds the screen is the same size as the Kindle DX (9.7 inches) , with touch capabilities like the Nook, but beyond that, the visual e-reading experience seems completely different–not surprising coming from Apple. The New York Times took center stage at the iPad debut to show off its own application, I heard about its electronic appeal on NPR Radio. The NYT app brought the newspaper format to life with in-article videos and without a lot of ads. Nice!

Are you getting one? Check out the specs and the prices here : 37 Prime. I’ve got my fingers crossed for owning one of my own. What’s a gadgety girl without an Apple iPad?

[Answer: One who’s working towards the cause]