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Daily Prompt: Regulations on Face Book


Daily Prompt: Freedom of Facebook

Facebook has recently come under attack for failing to enforce its own guidelines on hate speech and violent imagery.

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Face Book

Is it a website’s job to moderate the content its users post, or should users have complete freedom? 

That is an intriguing question.  I have tried to post a few videos from You Tube that are on our own site and Face Book has come back and told me no.  I thought that there was monitoring of the website.  Did the people who used to monitor have to find a new job?  There is a filter that is available for the site whereas you can block out certain items such as nudity and pornography or violence.  Has this filter been removed?

Is there a happy medium?

There is usually a happy medium to all situations.  It may not be the expected outcome, yet a compromise on all sides does help the situation.

If so, how would you structure it?  

Hiring more employees who have a specific job might be a great place to start.  I understand cross training as it helps a company when it loses employees and someone else is pretrained in that field.  The employee can slide into the alternate position with ease and not feel the pressure of a new job.  The company continues to run efficiently.  Perhaps Face Book should look at how the employees are structured and look at a new scheme in the work place.  Losing 15 to 20 employees at the same time does hurt a company.  That is when restructure is necessary.

It might mean that the CEO and the Board take a few less vacations abroad.  They might want to listen to their employees and see where the internal problems lie.  That seems like a smart place to start.

Here are what other Daily Prompt Writers had to say:

  1. Freedom of Facebook – I’m Afraid Of The Dark
  2. Be the Echo | Daily Prompt: Freedom of Facebook | likereadingontrains
  3. Freedom of Facebook | Geek Ergo Sum
  4. Everyday Adventures | Daily Prompt: Freedom of Facebook
  5. 29.5 Daily Prompt: Freedom of Facebook | family photos food & craft
  6. Daily Prompt: Freedom of Facebook | Let There be Peace on Earth
  7. Daily Prompt: Freedom of Facebook « Mama Bear Musings
  8. Freedom of FaceBook | Angel Frouk
  9. Daily Prompt: Freedom Of Facebook | suzie81’s Blog
  10. Behavior Rating 101: A Daily Prompt Response | Eyes Through The Glass – A Blog About Asperger’s
  11. Is Facebook Two-Faced? | The Jittery Goat
  12. Daily Prompt: Freedom of Facebook or Facebook Hates Me | What a Witch
  13. “My arm-y up my sleeve-y!” | Relax…
  14. Freedom of Facebook « Overcoming to Becoming
  15. A Little Bit Free | Tony’s Texts
  16. Freedom of Facebook | Nanuschka’s Blog
  17. Daily Prompt: Freedom of Facebook | بيسان

Happy Reading,

Tammye Honey

 


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Daily Prompt: My Comfort Zone


Daily Prompt: Comfort Zone

by michelle w. on March 15, 2013

What are you more comfortable with — routine and planning, or laissez-faire spontaneity? 

Writing is a struggle against silence. Carlos Fuentes

I would have to say that by the time you reach my age you have a set routine.  It is not really a planned affair.  It is something that just happens.  When you have animals they sort of mold you into a routine as well.  Feeding times, potty times, etc.  When you throw a few home based businesses in to the mixture there is a bit more of a routine also.

The Laissez-Faire Spontaneity comes in where as each day is different as to which customer walks through the door. You can not plan that.  You are prepared each day for any customer and what questions that you think they might have.

There are days when I have made a meal that sits and waits in the oven on warm till we are finished waiting on customers till all of their needs have been met.  Days when I realize that at 6 PM after several sewing students that I have not eaten all day.

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I have purchased some Fruit Bars so that I can munch on them during the course of a day so that I am getting something healthy and nutritious down me and not going without food thanks to an awesome friend. She introduced me to them as they are corn free and are all natural.  (Elizabeth Hasselbeck’s NoGii No Gluten Paleo Bars) I have the Nuts About  Tropical Fruit and the Nuts About Berries.

What is your day like?  Are you well planned out?  Are you a take it as it goes person?  I would love to hear…

Here are what some other Daily Prompt Writers had to say on the matter:

  1. I plan to be spontaneous next Thursday at 3:30… | Q the Adult
  2. 15:3 Daily Prompt: Comfort Zone | Family Photos Food & Craft
  3. Night Muses | Philosophy & Photography
  4. Le Chat Noir | Philosophy & Photography
  5. Enjoy the Silence | Philosophy & Photography
  6. Change spells trouble!! | Being Special
  7. “FED 4″ camera, 1975. Six images | Philosophy & Photography
  8. Piglets & Wolf | Philosophy & Photography
  9. Taking photos with “Zenit” camera | Philosophy & Photography
  10. Daily Post: Planned Whimsical Living | midlifemusingsblog
  11. Grafovka of Belgorod Region, Russia. October 16, 2011 | Philosophic Pictures
  12. Daily Prompt: Comfort Zone « Mama Bear Musings
  13. A Dash of Planning, and Mix in Some Spontaneity | Stuphblog
  14. No risk, no reward. | toastandgems


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Daily Prompt: 180 Degrees In Thought And Action


Daily Prompt: 180 Degrees

by michelle w. on March 14, 2013

Tell us about a time you did a 180 — changed your views on something, reversed a decision, or acted in a way you ordinarily don’t.

I would have to say that would be my views on marriage and getting married before I met my new hubby.

I had a life that was going well for me and I was comfortable.  I did not date and had no intentions of dating.  It seemed that all my friends who were trying to date that were my age were having a disastrous time of it.

Since we had met through several mutual friends on both ends due to their insistence, we spent a Thanksgiving Weekend together since we were both alone and no one to eat dinner with.

His children were in Illinois with their wife’s family and mine were in Herkimer, NY with their father and his family.  We made lasagna and Turkey dinner and I froze the rest for him in small meals before I left to go back home.

I flew for several years following that weekend to Tennessee to see him since he will not board a plane.  Would I have normally have done that?  Not at all.

I had prayed about meeting him and getting to know him daily regarding whether I should or not and for God to give me a sign if it would be right for me to do. We had corresponded and spoke on the phone for about two years. Just as friends though with no intention of getting together. It was not like I did not learn a lot about him prior to my trip.

I did not tell my children as I did not anticipate it to last.  Since I was brand new to the dating world, I really wanted to take it slow.

He proposed several times and the timing was not quite right for either of us.  Finally the last time it was.

It will be four years in September and we are living proof that trying again is not a bad thing even at our age.

It feels like it was part of God’s plan in my life.  If you had asked me ten years ago if I would be married, I would have thrown a dirty look your way and tactfully have said No Thanks.

It was a change that was good for me and I have grown to know that marriage does and can work.

What was your 180 degree turn around?  Would love to hear.

Here are what some other Daily Prompt Writers Had to say:

  1. Daily Post: 180 Degrees | tel-uh-vizh-uh-ner-ee
  2. 180 degrees | Taking time, making time
  3. Why You Shouldn’t Just Assume that North Korea is Crazy | Never Stationary
  4. My Very First Time | Stuphblog
  5. War And Courage | The Jittery Goat
  6. Daily Prompt: 180 Degrees | Completely Disappear
  7. Daily Prompt: 180 Degrees – Tiny’s Story | Rolbos ©
  8. Almost became “trained” | Daily Prompt: 180 Degrees | likereadingontrains
  9. 117. The Family Van: Doing a 180: DPChalenge | Sofie’s Diary
  10. Enabling road kill: today’s 180 | Miss Moiety
  11. Daily Prompt: 180 Degrees | بيسان
  12. No way, not on your nelly… where do I sign? | Random Encounters of an Inquisitive Mind

 


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Daily Prompt: Silver Screen Favorite


Daily Prompt: Silver Screen

Take a quote from your favorite movie — there’s the title of your post. Now, write!

There is just something about this movie that I could sit and watch over and over again.

I love the scene where Helen Hunt is being drawn in the bathroom and the next morning states “It was better than sex”.  I also love the quote “What happens if this is as good as it gets?”

If you get lemons in life a lot then learn to make lemon bars or a lemon meringue pie.

Another favorite movie that is a little off the wall and some people can not even watch is Eulogy.

EULOGY

SYNOPSIS:
The family has all gathered for Edmund Collins (Rip Torn)’s funeral, and his widow Charlotte (Piper Laurie) has asked granddaughter Kate (Zooey Deschanel) to deliver the eulogy. They’re a weird mob: her pot-smoking father Daniel (Hank Azaria), control-freak Aunt Alice (Debra Winger), foul-mouthed Uncle Skip (Ray Romano) and his smart-alec twin and tentative Aunt Lucy (Kelly Preston) who has brought along her lesbian friend Judy (Famke Janssen). When Charlotte takes an overdose of sleeping pills, she is cared for in hospital by nurse and old family friend Samantha (Glenne Headly). Kate’s ex-boyfriend Ryan (Jesse Bradford) is at hand to lend a shoulder, as it becomes clear this will be a funeral like no other.

Review by Louise Keller:
Stories about dysfunctional families always hit a nerve, and Eulogy hits plenty of them. Yet despite a dream cast and characters so wacky that it’s fun to simply sit on the sidelines, the end result is a bit of hybrid. Michael Clancy’s black script offers some wonderful moments and some that simply do not work. In part, the emotional tone of the film is at odds with itself – slapstick comedy mixed with deep and meaningful. But if you are not expecting too much, you will probably have a rollicking good time with this witty and biting wacky comedy.

It’s a terrific ensemble cast, and Zooey Deschanel as Kate, the wide-eyed college student and Hank Azaria as Daniel, her marijuana-smoking father are especially good. Through Kate’s eyes we meet the whole family, who is gathered together for the funeral of her life-embracing grandfather (Rip Torn) who has just died. There’s his beleaguered and suicidal widow (Piper Laurie), their four adult children and their families. Ray Roman’s Skip has an uncontrollable mouth and two brat boys who take after him; Debra Winger’s aggressive Aunt Alice has seemingly traumatised her husband and their three children into silence; Kelly Preston’s vulnerable Aunt Lucy is tentative to introduce her same-sex partner Judy (Famke Janssen) and Hank Azaria’s Daniel keeps a tight lid on his life in the porn industry.

They’re mostly a bunch of crazies who have passed on the crazy gene to their children. All except Kate, who is the only sane one, but every time she and ex-boyfriend Ryan (Jesse Bradford) get together, she is mortified when a family member appears in the most bizarre circumstances. Who could imagine rolling in the grass in an isolated field could be so rudely interrupted by the terrifying sight of grandma jumping from a speeding car and headed your way? Watch out for Glenne Headly, who plays a po-faced nurse with a surprisingly intimate connection with the family. But this is a family full of secrets as they are all about to discover.

Under the surface frivolity lies themes of family resentment, jealousies and misunderstandings, but when Kate delivers her heart-felt eulogy, it is clear that everyone in the family has been touched. Clancy’s script offers some inspired moments and makes us care for the characters, even at their most incredible wackiest. Eulogy may not last a lifetime, but it’s fun while it lasts.

Review by Andrew L. Urban:
It’s the old let’s get ’em together at the funeral trick, given a last minute twist to add yet another characteristic adornment to an already bulging list of characters. Writer/director Michael Clancy has an impressive cast to portray them, as well, but he succumbs too often to the temptations of character comedy, allowing the tone to serpentine like Alan Arkin in The In-Laws, between lightweight sit-com and solid comedy. The pathos and the irony is outweighed by the contrived and the overstated.

Clancy’s script is better than his direction, with several high points in both dialogue and scene construction. The material is darkly funny but not so dark as to be vicious; families are the most fertile group for inter-personal friction, as well as for intimate and compelling love of various kinds. This is the film’s attraction and it engages whenever it touches the truth.

In some scenes, though, the truth is sacrificed for the sake of a gag, which is forgivable in sit coms on tv, but less so on the big screen.

There are quite a few laughs and some recognisable examples of human frailty and weakness, all of which makes the film both enjoyable and a trifle irritating; if only he’d stuck to the bleak tone of the best scenes, Euolgy would have been worth eulogising.

This movie is funny and has a ton of quotes in it about every day family.

Here are what some other Daily Prompt Writers had to say on their favorite quotes:

  1. Daily Post: Silver Screen | tel-uh-vizh-uh-ner-ee
  2. Always BE Closing | That Girl Ryan
  3. 21. Cravings | Sofie’s Diary
  4. Daily Post: Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world….. | midlifemusingsblog
  5. Condolences. The bums lost | I really just pretend to know stuff
  6. It ain’t about how hard you hit… | Moments to Live
  7. Follow the white rabbit: Chalets, sunsets and skiing in the Swiss Alps | Mind Heart Journeys
  8. Frankly, My Dear, I Don’t Give A Damn | In Harmony
  9. You’re never finished with me | The Nameless One
  10. Quotation and ? | Hope* the happy hugger
  11. Silver Screen – That’s All…. | Beyond Beauty Tips
  12. How Can I Know That And Not Know Who I Am? | Creative Mysteries
  13. I can’t see anything that I don’t like about you….. | So You Think You Can Think
  14. Why Are You So Nice? | Never Stationary
  15. Daily Prompt: Silver Screen | I’m Surrounded By Idiots | Loading…
  16. “Different foods make for different dreams.” | Conversations
  17. “Nothing’s impossible I have found. For when my chin is on the ground…” | …Then Came Dance
  18. Daily Prompt: Silver Screen « Mama Bear Musings
  19. The Problem is Not The Problem | Stuphblog
  20. Voilà | The Daily Dilly Dally
What is your favorite movie or movie quote?  I would love to hear…leave me a comment and let me know please.
 Thank you for reading
Tammye Honey


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Daily Prompt: Erasure or Not?


Daily Prompt: Erasure

by michelle w. on March 12, 2013

You have the choice to erase one incident from your past, as though it never happened. What would you erase and why?

Thanks for the great idea, Amba!

If we were to erase something that had happened in our past, how would it affect the rest of our past and our future?

That would be a dangerous thing to do.

I think I will pass on this thought as everything happens for a reason.  We learn (Hopefully) from our mistakes and we profit from learning them.

I realize that for one brief instant I might have my given wish.  With that would come a price.  If I had been granted That one thing, would I have two beautiful loving daughters with the grandchildren and their hubby and significant other one that they are with? Would I have met my new hubby who is wonderful?

All of this might not have happened if I had used that magic eraser and changed one little thing.

How do you feel about this subject?  I would love to hear.

Tammye Honey

Here are what some other great Daily Prompt Writers had to say on the subject:

  1. Daily Prompt: Erasure | LooknWalk
  2. Daily Prompt: Erasure | Alastair’s Blog
  3. Erasure | thelissachronicles
  4. Leave My Memory, Walk Away | So You Think You Can Think
  5. Erasure | Angel Frouk
  6. Ilya Fostiy. Amnesia | Philosophy & Photography
  7. 12:3 Daily Prompt: Erasure | Family Photos Food & Craft
  8. Erasure | The Silver Lining of the Optimistic Pessimist
  9. Erasure | Sweet Somethings
  10. Once More, and This Time With Feeling | Day of the Week Fat Pants
  11. Afraid of What I Might See | Daily Prompt: Erasure | likereadingontrains
  12. All Aboard Pink Express | Misifusa’s Blog
  13. How To Live With Failure | The Jittery Goat
  14. That’s life | Spunky Wayfarer
  15. Daily Prompt: Erase The Bad, Embrace The Good | Creative Mysteries
  16. Me and I | calliopes lyre
  17. Aside 23: Erasure? | Excerpts from the Life of RDZ
  18. A love / hate kind of thing. (Rated PG!) | thoughtsofrkh
  19. Andy Bell and Vince Clarke?? You Have Me Confused Daily Post.. | Natalie Elizabeth Beech
  20. Daily Prompt: Erasure « Mama Bear Musings
  21. March Daily Prompt: Erase Nothing | Portofolio Prita
  22. Daily Prompt: Erasure | Daddy’s Naughty Little Girl
  23. Top 10 Magic Eraser Moments | Stuphblog
  24. On Second Chances. | Share, My Dad Says.
  25. Daily Prompt: But you left a trace on the data backroad that I almost erased | emma wolf
  26. if I had a chance | thematticuskingdom
  27. Daily Prompt: Erasure | The test | They call me Mummy
  28. Daily Prompt: Erasure, Failure | Lines by Linda


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Daily Prompt: Ghostwriter


Daily Prompt: Ghostwriter

by michelle w. on March 11, 2013

If you could have any author –living or dead – write your biography, who would you choose?

I am not so sure that I would even want my biography written.  Perhaps James Patterson could give my life some exciting twists and turns along the way that would make my life story worth reading. Then my life would have a lot of danger, love, romance, excitement and all the other elements that he throws into each of his novels.

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http://www.amazon.com/12th-Never-Womens-Murder-Club/dp/031621082X/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1363016198&sr=8-3&keywords=james+patterson

My second choice would have been Erma Bombeck who would have made my life a realistic look with a funny twist.  I love reading any of her writings.

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http://www.amazon.com/Best-Bombeck-Everything-Post-Natal-Depression/dp/088365721X/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1363016519&sr=1-5&keywords=erma+bombeck

Between the two my life would come out quite interesting and life would not seem dull and inhabitable.

Thank You for Reading.  Now I ask you as my reader, who would you hire as your Author?

Tammye Honey

Here are what some other Daily Prompt writers had to say on the topic:

  1. Author, Author! | The Daily Dilly Dally
  2. Daily Prompt: Ghost Writer | Alastair’s Blog
  3. 10:3 Daily Prompt: Ghostwriter | Family Photos Food & Craft
  4. Daily Prompt: Ghostwriter | Daddy’s Naughty Little Girl
  5. Life Is Bowl Of Cherries; It Matters Who Does The Pickin’ | The Jittery Goat
  6. The Life of Twindaddy, A New Mystery Novel | Stuphblog
  7. ?What about Jane Austen | بيسان
  8. Ghostwriter | Miss Pelican’s Perch
  9. Oh, The Places I Have Been « Sorta-Ginger
  10. Daily Prompt: Ghostwriter | Hope* the happy hugger
  11. Daily Prompt: Ghostwriter « Mama Bear Musings
  12. My Ghostwriter | Closed the Cover
  13. Daily Post: Ghostwriter | tel-uh-vizh-uh-ner-ee
  14. Anyone that can create Pennywise the Clown, can tell my story… | thoughtsofrkh
  15. The story of my life, according to PJ O’Rourke | Melanie Ryding – Ryding2Health BLOG
  16. Immortalize Me. Please. | Daily Prompt: Ghostwriter | likereadingontrains
  17. Biography in Rhyme. | Rachael’s insane rants and bizarre musings
  18. Me and Maybe Someone a Teeny Bit Better | Natalie Elizabeth Beech
  19. Who better to write my story… | thematticuskingdom
  20. Ghostwriter | Starlit Corner*
  21. My Autobiography!!! Coming Soon At A Bookstore Near You | Beyond Beauty Tips
  22. Daily Prompt: Ghostwriter | The Daily Post – waldina
  23. My Hypothetical Biography | das Nicht-zuhause-sein
  24. Daily Prompt: Through the Looking-Glass and What Emma Found There | emma wolf
  25. Daily Prompt: Ghostwriter | biancadventures
  26. Canis lupus arctos | theloneshewolf


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Daily Prompt: Playlist of the Week


Daily Prompt: Playlist of the Week

by michelle w. on March 10, 2013

Tell us how your week went by putting together a playlist of  five songs that represent it.

Just loving life and enjoying each day as I can giving thanks for each day.

I had all the windows open and I opened my windows and let the fresh air in and enjoyed life. Everything in life was wonderful.

Oh yes I did enjoy this most of the week so I am sharing it.

Since our life is a retired one with at home based businesses we have the option to be more relaxed and live a bit more tranquil.

I hope that your week reflects a serenity and a happy place for you as well.

Here are what some other Daily Prompt Writers had to say about their week:

  1. Playlist of the week – I’m Afraid Of The Dark
  2. playlist of the week | BUBONICBOON
  3. Daily Prompt: Playlist of the Week « Mama Bear Musings
  4. Really Sick of Rain. | Natalie Elizabeth Beech
  5. My Week; The Musical | The Jittery Goat
  6. SoundEagle in SoundCloud: Art, Music and Compositions about New Sensations, Love, Life, Country, Nature, Dreaming, Meditation and Spirituality | SoundEagle
  7. Daily Prompt: Playlist of the Week | Woo? | Loading…
  8. Daily Prompt: Playlist of the Week | Tita Rita
  9. Daily Prompt: Playlist of the Week | Daddy’s Naughty Little Girl
  10. Daily Post: Playlist of the Week | tel-uh-vizh-uh-ner-ee
  11. Playlist of the Week | Beyond Beauty Tips
  12. Daily Prompt: The Sound of My Life | One Starving Activist
  13. The things I do on a lazy Sunday afternoon… | The Daily Dilly Dally
  14. Messed Up Me | Daily Prompt: Playlist of the Week | likereadingontrains
  15. Soundtrack To My Life – A Daily Prompt Post | Edward Hotspur
  16. Daily Prompt: Playlist of the Week | Completely Disappear
  17. Matthew Vett OST | Matthew Vett’s Development Blog
  18. Last Week’s Soundtrack | Stuphblog
  19. Daily Prompt: Playlist of the Week | Hope* the happy hugger
PS:  I had asked my hubby what video song he would recommend to describe our week.  He said he would have to wake up (I get up a lot earlier than him lol) and he would let me know.  This was his answer to me on Facebook.
Thank you for listening
Have a great week
Tammye Honey

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