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Easy Steps on How to Troll People on the Internet by Kathryn Drake

In today’s society, everyone is on the internet in some fashion and will have some type of social media account, whether it is Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Social media sites have always given the user a platform to say what they want, some post about their daily life, others will rant about something that has happened to them.

Recently, in the last decade, politics have been at the forefront of a lot of people’s social media pages. Then friends will comment back & forth about how they agree or disagree. Then, their friends get involved and sometimes it turns into a shouting battle. With all of this going on, I wonder how easy it would be to troll someone in those comments.

For those who don’t know, trolling is to make a deliberately offensive or provocative online post with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them.

Here are the steps to troll someone or a group of people: *trolled on Facebook

  1. Find a hot button topic. In this case, the Chloe Dykstra’s sexual assault allegations against ex-boyfriend Chris Hardwick.
  2. Make sure to do a quick research on the topic, this way you can make a point that would be the opposite to what everyone might think. In this case, she never truly came out to name Chris Hardwick but left plenty of clues to make you realize that it was him.
  3. Be one of the first to comment. It makes your ‘argument’ that much stronger. Though don’t be afraid to comment at anytime, if you can rebut anything someone says, it can still get the same reaction.
  4. Make sure to read other people’s comments so you rebut them. Always remember your original argument when commenting.
  5. Try to use some of your personal life in your argument. Here, I used that I was a rape counselor at one point. Chances are, either someone commenting is as well or will do research to see if what you said is correct. Technically, as a rape counselor, we were never to assume anything and just stick to what they were telling us. So, I used that fact to play up that Chloe never said his name, so we shouldn’t jump to conclusions. Once you say something like this, chances are everyone will be at you. This is when you know you got them good.
  6. At this point, you pretty much can just sit back and watch all the drama unfold.

You can use any hot issue in the news, politics and any celebrity scandal are the easiest to use to troll people.

Here is one downfall:

  • You can always tell them you were just trolling them in the long run but they might not believe you.

Though, you successfully trolled people and got to laugh at their expense, so feel good about that. Only do this is you don’t care about what people think about you and think you are an asshole (I call myself Queen Asshole for a reason). If you can about what people might think, then you might want to think twice about trolling someone.

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Why is it that every Sunday, I have to read if the public are for or against people not standing for kneeling during the National Anthem. Everyone has a side and everyone speaks for other people (current and Veterans of the Military). Some of them are against it, some have come out for it, stating the First Amendment. 
Want my take? Fine, here it is: Our soldiers are not fighting for a flag but fighting for the rights that are given to us in the Constitution. Yes, the flag is a representation of us but what truly matters is the document that states what our military are really fighting for, our freedom. I personally stand when the Anthem is played. I do think there are other ways to protest. however, I would never and will never stop someone from doing it.
Yes, this is my own opinion. Though, I do have to ask, are you offended that President Trump doesn’t hold his hand over his heart when the anthem is played, instead of just standing there like a buffoon? 
Now, i have to get that nasty taste from my mouth when I called trump President *pukes in mouth*


I post this after learning of the tragic death of Soundgarden/Audioslave lead vocalist Chris Cornell by means of suicide by hanging. A lot of people never truly understand why people like me mourn a death of a person I have never known personally. I hope this will help you understand why.

Be free, be strong, be proud of who you have been, 

know that you will be mourned and missed, that no one can replace you, that you have loved and are beloved.

Move beyond form, flowing like water, feeding on sunlight and moonlight, radiant as the stars in the night sky. 

Pass the gates, enter the dark without fear, returning to the womb of life to steep in the cauldron of rebirth. 

Rest, heal grow young again. 

Be blessed.

I know I have not typed up a new blog in a while or even for the new year, especially with all that has been happening with a new President and all the uproar that has been going on. Reason behind this is mostly because of real life. 

A new and real blog will becoming shortly.

Voting Day

It is that time of year again. The list of lists! The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced their nomination list. Before I list it, let me list the rules of how you can be even nominated. To be considered for induction in the the Hall of Fame, an artist has to have their first single 25 years prior to the nomination. This year, there are a lot of artists that have made the list for the first time of their career and a few of them, this is their first time that they are eligible for a nomination. Once the list is made, ballots are sent to over 800 artists, music historians and other members of the music industry (record producers and such). A few years ago, the Hall of Fame has started to allow fans to cast a vote. As of today and going on till December 5th, you can cast who you want to vote for. Go to rockhall.com to find out more and cast your own vote. With that said, here are your nominees….

  1. Bad Brains
  2. Chaka Khan
  3. Chic
  4. Depeche Mode
  5. ELO
  6. J. Geils Band
  7. Jane’s Addiction
  8. Janet Jackson
  9. Joan Baez
  10. Joe Tex
  11. Journey
  12. Kraftwerk
  13. MC5
  14. Pearl Jam
  15. Steppenwolf
  16. The Cars
  17. The Zombies
  18. Yes
  19. Tupac Shakur

Yep, You read #19 correctly. Tupac Shakur has gained a nomination. Now, I get why. Tupac’s music is still very popular to this day. When I first read this list, I scratched my head because last time I checked, this is the ROCK AND ROLL Hall of Fame. Then I remember last year, N.W.A. got the nod and was put in. You can also say that someone like Michael Jackson shouldn’t be in there because he isn’t rock either. So, I digress and accept it and move on.

Now, there is a lot of talk with this list as to an artist once again looked over, that artist (band) is Bon Jovi. Here is a band who has been around for over 30 years, numerous hits and is still going to this day, has yet to ever be nominated to join the Hall of Fame. This is something of a tragedy in my eyes. Granted, I am a tad bias, I live in New Jersey, the home of Bon Jovi. Of course, they are not the only to get constantly snubbed. Motorhead, Megadeth, Motley Crue and Iron Maiden, just to name a few, have all been snubbed as well. All 5 of these bands have contributed to music WAY more than a lot of people on this years list, yet no where to be found each year. Can’t be that they are still active for a few reasons. First, Motley Crue is retired and Lemmy from Motorhead has passed away. Secondly, even though Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden and Megadeth are all touring constantly and even still creating albums. So why have they been snubbed?!? Only the Hall of Fame execs truly know. All I know is all these bands listed, should be front runners for next years ballot.

National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day is a way to show those members of the LGBT community who are hiding that there are plenty of people who will support them and help them in any way possible. I stand here and proudly proclaim being bisexual/pansexual and transgender. I fully came out as bi/pansexual about 10 years ago. Came out fully (except work) as Transgender a year ago and I am not looking back! I will gladly support and help anyone who needs a helping hand.

I have plenty of blogs up talking about my sexuality and my gender identity but that is because I have been getting more comfortable with myself as time goes on. There are plenty of those who struggle every day, whether it is because they feel they are different because they like both males and female, whether they like the same sex or that they might feel that their body isn’t what they feel it should be. I know growing up, I knew at a very early age both my sexuality and that I didn’t belong in a male body. I knew it but did not know what to call it or if I was alone in the world with this issue. I grew up in the 80’s when AIDS really came to the head with people against gay people. On top of that, no one really knew what Transgender was or that people dressed in the opposite sexes clothes because they felt right.

Now a day, mostly because of the internet, there is so much information for the youth to access to help them along the way. However, that is still not enough. When you still have bigots in the world, who would gladly shame you for being who you are and not like them, coming out is still hard. When you hear about a kid or an adolescent comes out to their parents and they kick them out, virtually making them homeless, it sends a bad message to others that they should keep quiet. Things like this is why there is a National Coming Out Day, a LGBT Pride Month (July.. and yes, I changed it from Gay Pride to LGBT Pride because we all have something to be proud about), and programs to help homeless LGBT youths.

So if you know s0me one struggling with coming out, no matter what the reason, give them a hug and let them know you are there for them, no matter what, because usually, that is all they need, to feel welcome and wanted and unafraid.

*note: National Coming Out Day was actually yesterday, October 11th, but I never got a chance to post this.

The First Amendment says so…

So sitting down during the National Anthem has become a thing to talk about. For those unaware, and I can’t imagine how you don’t know about this, Colin Kaepernick, the QB for the San Fransisco 49ers, decided that he was going to just sit down for the National Anthem during the start of the NFL pre-season. When asked why he did this, his response was “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder…”

How noble of him, really. I would believe him too… if this wasn’t the first season he sat down for the National Anthem. He pulled this stunt last year as well. Only there wasn’t any media about it. He also only did it for one or two games. For some reason, this season someone decided to put a mic in front of his mouth and let him speak. As soon as he spewed out about this being about Black Lives Matters, it became about the First Amendment and his right to a peaceful protest and freedom of speech/expression. Like it or not, he has a Constitutional right to do this. You might not like it, and by seeing all the videos of people burning Kaepernick jerseys, you don’t, he is allowed to freely protest. This is what our country is founded on. Freedom. Soldiers fought wars to secure this freedom and have a lot of those vets have come out and supported Kaepernick’s right to protest. Now, personally, I think this is a horrible way to express his feelings, especially for this reason. If this protest was more about a war or how we treat veteran’s who come back from war to nothing and become homeless, then I would be more incline to be behind his cause.

This does not change the fact that he has the right to do what he is doing and I do support that. He has the right to protest over something he feels passionately about. Just like I have a right to voice my opinion in this blog, whether you agree with it or not, the First Amendment says so.

 

Here it is, the end of June, also known to the world as LGBT Pride Month, I sit here and reflect on the happenings that has taken place this month. First and foremost, we has one of the most tragic mass shootings in United States history down in Orlando at a gay nightclub. 49 people tragically died and over 50 injured, all because they were gay. The shooter happened to be an American Pro Isis fanatic and pledged his allegiance to the terrorist group in a 911 call he made before shooting up the nightclub. The very next day, at the Los Angeles Pride festival and parade, a man was caught with guns and explosives in his car right before the parade was going to start. A few other states made mention of some type of threat during their own pride festivals and they all beefed up police accordantly.

What did we do as a community? We stood together, like we always do. We became vocal about how we need to change gun laws here in America and that the violence needs to stop. Gay and Lesbian bashing needs to stop, Bisexual bashing needs to stop, Transgender bashing needs to stop. The one thing that the Orlando shooting has done has made the LGBT community voice louder. During the funeral of Orlando victims, there were a bunch of supporters who wore angel wings to block out the hateful Westboro Baptist Church from spewing their hate at the victims and their beloved ones. Best part about that, the idea came from an ally.

The equality fight will never die, as much as the right wing extremest try and keep us down. We will fight to be heard, we will fight to be safe, we will fight to be equal. In life, we are equal once we are born. We are human. Every single person on this earth bleeds when they are cut, cry when they something bad happens. That is what makes us human. Problem is, the human brain is something that soaks up information and can be conditioned to either support one another or it can be conditioned to hate. Can a human brain be changed to think differently? Yes. Hate a lot of times is a group thing, not an individual thing. Society tries to teach us that we should hate. That hate has been growing dimmer and dimmer over time. The LGBT community voice is strong. We will not be silent. We will continue to fight for our right to exist.

It does not matter if you are Gay. It does not matter if you are a Lesbian. It does not matter if you are Bisexual. It does not matter if you are Transgender. You are a human being. That right there, makes us equal, just like everyone else. Now, it is time to make them realize this.

Let me start by saying, I am in no way a political person. I do not have ties to any one group. I am merely a mother, who cares about her children and practices the use of common sense.

So, here are some common sense point I think many people are missing with this whole “Transgenders are in my bathroom!” media blow up.

  1. The new bill every one is referring to will NOT allow them to use the bathroom they see fit. It will STOP them from using the bathrooms they have deemed fit for themselves and have used all the years they have identified with their sex. This means you, yes you, have BEEN sharing a restroom with transgender people. Did it hurt you? No. Did you know? Not unless you are some form of pervert yourself. kevin-moore-bathroom-cartoo
  2. “Allowing them to use our bathrooms will open the door to predators”…

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