I’m not going to say that we don’t use advertising here on BaedonWebZ, in fact you can see an ad to the right.
What you won’t see are pop-overs, sliders, paywalls, or a complete feathering of ads everywhere. It would be nice to receive revenue from this site, but that is not the purpose of the site. We don’t want to cloud everything with a bunch of begging for money or spoil the presentation with banner ads all over the place.
Why am I going off on this? It seems that every time I look up something on the net, I am bombarded by ads. Some sites are so infested by ads that it stalls out the browser, no matter which one I use. There is a lot of information out there covered up by ads that are not needed. If you can’t “keep the lights on” without a barrier of ads, what good is the information you are trying to share with the world?
Then you have click bait sites. You know the ones. They promise some juicy gossip, to reveal something awesome, or just exploit something odd about someone. They lure you in and you get what is promised, surrounded by hundreds of ads. It takes a long time for the stuff you are wanting to see load, but the ads pop up right away. Just the thing you didn’t want to see, but you are interested in the rest of it, so you slog your way through the slideshow and hope you don’t accidentally click on an add that takes you away from the site and you have to navigate back to finish.
Let’s get one thing straight, I have nothing against advertising on websites, heck I have been advertising on my websites for years. And ads won’t make you rich. I’ve been running ads through Google Adsense for over five years and have yet to make enough for a payout. I’m sure there are people who have made thousands without over populating their sites. That is not how we do things here or the rest of the BaedonWebZ family of blogs.
My final thoughts are this: Advertising on your website is great, just don’t cripple your site with it.
It is no secret that the Democratic Republic of the United States of America will continue on the current path of war due to the so called “War on Terror”. We have been invading country after country in the name of 9/11 with no fruition. There is even strong evidence that we are not even going after the true responsible parties.
Another issue surrounding the whole affair shows when new evidence is uncovered exposing certain players, it is swept under the carpet.
The American people will continue to have a complete misunderstanding of who the real enemies are or why we are likely to be in a war after the American 2016 elections.
Will we ever find out who was really behind this tragedy or will we continue to attack scapegoats? Are we really making any headway in the War on Terror?
The forces of ISIS continue their wanton destruction of cultural heritage and historical sites.
The Islamic State has destroyed another archaeological treasure – the ancient Mashqi Gate in the biblical city of Nineveh, adjacent to modern Mosul, Iraq, reported United Press International.
The Mashqi Gate, excavated in the 1960s and subsequently restored, dated back to the 7th century B.C. during the reign of King Sennacherib, also mentioned in the Bible. Sennacherib invaded Judah in 705 B.C. during the reign of the Jewish King Hezekiah and laid siege to the city of Jerusalem – an event so momentous, it is told in three different places in Scripture.
Sennacherib himself recorded the military expedition in a bas-relief along the walls of his palace, located near the now destroyed Mashqi Gate. Those original artifacts are safely displayed today in the British Museum.
ISIS has left a path of destruction through the archaeological sites of Iraq and Syria, often destroying major structures with explosives and bulldozers, while salvaging for sale on the black market items more easily transported. The group has only recently been forced out of Palmyra, Syria, but not before destroying the iconic Temple of Bel, the Arch of Triumph and the Temple of Baalshamin in August 2015.
In July 2014, ISIS blew up the tomb of the Prophet Jonah at the Nineveh site, despite the fact a mosque had stood over the shrine since the Muslim conquest.
How many more sites, that are important to the history of the world, will these barbarians destroy? If you erase history, it never happened. Is this the goal of ISIS, to eliminate historical context of the region so that their view of history is the only thing that remains? They seem to be out to show that their religion and culture are the only views that matter in the Middle East.
Autism is a very difficult disability to understand. Usually, there are no outward signs pointing to an individual having the syndrome. Autism is also not a “one size fits all” syndrome, it is a spectrum of disorders that have to do with developmental, social and behavioral issues. An organization has put together some very useful tools to help others understand what you and you autistic loved one are going through.
In an effort to ease the fears of and provide encouragement to all people with individuals with autism in their lives, Autism Speaks has created four support tool kits, each designed specifically for the following groups:
The purpose of each kit is to help teach family members and friends more about autism and its effects on families, and provide resources and support to enable them to lead happy and successful lives with their loved ones with autism.
This is just a starting point in helping others to understand the Autism Spectrum Disorder, I encourage you to use these resources and grow in your understanding of the disability.
I have been spending way too much time on the internet lately. The reason is because I have once again glommed on to one my pattern obsessions where I see a pattern happening that usually spirals into the rabbit hole and eventually bring us closer to the abyss.
Those devoted fans who listen to my show know I see patterns in stories and in news items that meet up halfway with my knowledge of history. When I see them combine, I make a hypothesis those winds up approximating and event in the future.
As history unfolds it becomes quite clear that how we interpret it is based on quick glances at a newspaper, a magazine or new program owned and operated by companies that have a controlling political interest in what is being reported.
Outrageous sums of money are being used to fund organized chaos in order to push public opinion towards demanding a highly-efficient if not barbaric force capable of eliminating dissent and culling those who do not agree with the social downturn and despotism.
What we see now is a highly-controlled propaganda machine that is now going to fragment any questioning activity or report. What we will see in future are active agents from within secret intelligence cabals that will create a desired chaos to harden the resolve of those who wish to support the police state.
Thanks to popular culture, Autism has become the “cute” syndrome, but is this a true reflection of those on the spectrum?
Autism and popular culture have had a complicated relationship for a long time. In 1988 the film Rain Man introduced the disorder to the general public. After its release diagnoses in the United States skyrocketed, and so did the presence of autistic characters in pop culture. In the 1980’s there were only two films starring autistic characters. In the next decade there were thirteen. The older the movie or book or show, the less autistic the characters often seem, some of them carry the label ‘autistic’ but with very few symptoms. Instead, the characters are inflicted with some generic mental disability, which when labeled as autism sells more tickets.
Rain Man, however, was nuanced. I’ve always appreciated the story, not just on a personal level, but also as a writer. It told a story set in a time when the common way to deal with a diagnosis was to send it away, to a mental institution. The filmmakers show the institution as a welcoming, safe, comfortable place for the character Ray, but in reality, these places were often run terribly, and kept up worse. A real life Ray would have found his handicap intensified by such a place. Many autistic children born in this era grew up to have severe mental deficiencies because so little of their nature was understood. Dustin Hoffman showed immense respect in his performance, painting a multifaceted character that felt human, but because of his place on the spectrum he is often a nuisance to the story, or worse, a vehicle solely there to move the plot forward. I don’t mean to bash Rain Man, which I consider a great first step, but it’s just that; the first step.
There is more to Autism than the savant and this should be seen more in popular culture.
When it comes to all the hate in the world, there is one song that always comes to mind for me. People Are People by Depeche Mode. To me, it spells out everything in one short, catchy tune.
Martin Gore penned lyrics that convey a message that people shouldn’t judge one another. The lyrics question and condemn unfound hate. The song asks that humans put an end to superficial differences and unjustified violence or prejudice. Gore touches upon racial discrimination, homophobia, and religious intolerance in simple, easy to understand words.
I have many friends who, by only being who they are, take the brunt of other people’s intolerance on a daily basis. It is time to end the hatred and learn to accept someone for who they are. Remember, people are people, and should be treated as such, no matter what.