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Need a Break!

I am normally pretty active on social media. But I’ve got to tell y’all, I’m beginning to reach my limit. I’m not sure there are enough ‘unfollow’ buttons to keep up with social media these days.

Wear a mask, don’t wear a mask, social distance, protest, facts, opinions, false equivalency, virtue signaling, the spreading of out and out false information…the din of it all has gotten to be a lot to handle.

Left, right, young, old, black, white, straight, gay everyone has suddenly managed to become a political science expert while also maintaining their medical degrees. It would be impressive if it weren’t so dang obnoxious!

I have always considered myself to be pretty tech savvy, and usually ahead of the game as far as tech/social media/the interwebz are concerned, but, dude, I need a break. We ALL need a break!

I think this is at least part of the reason that I have been apt to trying to spend more time outside this summer.

I spent last Sunday with my boyfriend and his family out at Bald Eagle State Park. We picnicked, we swam, we relaxed, and we hauled butt out just in time to beat the storm. When we got home, we had a pretty typical Italian Sunday dinner with homemade pasta and sauce and Steve even made meatballs since I am generally terrible at those. Then we chilled out for the evening and watched a movie and I’m fairly sure we were all out cold by 9:30 p.m.

But for most of the day, we weren’t on our phones, we weren’t watching the volley of arguments of keyboard warriors trying to prove who has the bigger, who is better, or more right about whatever Facebook has decided we should be arguing about this time.

I’m not saying that we shouldn’t do our best to stay informed, and to learn about science and politics and life in general, but there has to be a limit to the constant bombardment of ‘information’ that we are consistently exposing ourselves to.

Maybe you could ask someone to have a [socially distanced] cup of coffee and sit down and have a real conversation with someone about what you think or believe and why. Maybe you’ll find that you don’t, in fact, have all the answers and you’ll actually learn something if you don’t have constant access to your personal confirmation bias open in the next tab.

Or, maybe we all just need to put down our phones and go for a nice long walk and decompress and disconnect for a while. I promise, the keyboard warriors will wait.

At the very least, if you’re passionate about a cause, or a subject, stop arguing with idiots on the internet about it. You know what George Carlin had to say about that anyway, “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.”

On to something important…

I want to make y’all aware of an event that is coming up on July 29th. “ClearView Asset Protection will be holding an exposition on the integration of the latest technology to support existing security and law enforcement. ClearView Asset Protection, along with our partners, will be presenting the latest technology that enhances law-enforcement and security.”

I know, you would like that in English please…

ClearView Asset protection will be holding an Active Shoot Demonstration at Loyalsock Township High School.

The program will begin at 9:30 a.m. with each program participant explaining their product or technology.

At 11 a.m. the demonstration will show modern technology integrated with law enforcement.

This will include mobile platforms with weapon detection threat systems, integrated with the Loyalsock School District weapons detection system, specialized mapping for the school, helmet cameras for real time observation and new non-lethal weapons used to replace the Tasers.
The Active Shooter demonstration will show how all these technologies/systems integrated together will provide immediate threat notification allowing a much quicker response for threat mitigation. Time saves lives. New technology integrated properly with Law Enforcement will save money and lives.

I wanted to pass this info along to y’all so if you see something happening near Loyalsock High School next week, you know not to worry!

Now, go enjoy something that doesn’t need a battery, cord, or internet connection!

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