A Hateful Rant and Too-Quick Reactions

I won’t include a link to any news stories about this.  At the moment, it’s best to address the unfortunate incident in general terms only. Yesterday, someone went into a restaurant in New York City and shouted racist remarks.  Video of his tantrum was recorded and posted on at least one news site. The site I looked at emphasized that the identity of the man had not been confirmed, but some other sites have posted the name of a professional with an office in Manhattan.  Now, an online petition is being circulated to have his professional license revoked. The restaurant … Continue reading A Hateful Rant and Too-Quick Reactions

Smartypants Ethics and the No Troll Rule

Many people are so frustrated with the Trump Administration they’ve resorted to posting dark humor at the president’s (sic) expense on social media.  Most of the humor isn’t creepy enough to warrant a visit from the authorities, but even then there are standards to observe.  Those standards have nothing to do with the way we feel about Donald Trump or anyone else.  They’re just unwritten rules making it clear that good people take care not to cause harm, and that conflicts are best handled when acting on experience, not emotion. Yesterday, I used Windows 10 tools to alter screenshots of two … Continue reading Smartypants Ethics and the No Troll Rule