Twitter: A security Threat?

Posted in america, americans, blogging, global terrorism, iraq security, pete hoekstra, social psychology, terror, terrorism, twitter, twitter flitter with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2009 by scientificallychaotic


Hello fellow blogg-a-teers! ❤  🙂

I spend a lot of time online because of my job, so sometime I get bored.  Well we all know that boredom and only lead to odd things.  I randomly came across this web article about a CONGRESSMAN that had felt the need to tweet his CLASSIFIED trip Iraq on the now popular social network  I can not believe that someone would do this AND be allowed to get away with it.

First off, why did this guy not use his brain?

Well, there could be many reasons, but that is not actually the important point I am going to get to.  I mean, seriously, it is basically text messaging that the whole WORLD can see.  I am guessing that even terrorist can probably read since they learned how to fly plans and work their way through security in order to follow through with their terrorist attack on 9/11.  And, unless everyone is in complete denial, 9/11 (911) is something of significance in the USA.  So, apparently, terrorist can be at least of mild intelligence.   This is why it does not make any sense to me when we forecast things such as top secret or classified trips or missions, troop surges and a number of other topics on not only American Television News, but also on various social networking sites / internet!

Secondly, why was it so important to tweet is his SECRET trip to Iraq?

There appears to be a trend of “twitter flitters” becoming “quitters.”  Apparently, everyone is signing on for all the rage of twitter, only to become bored.  Well, what else did you expect from glorified internet-base text messaging?  The American population is driving by constant stimulation. If you need an example flip on your television. . . No, go ahead.  Now watch a full segment of whatever TV show is on (the part between commercial’s that you actually want to see normally).  Now did you notice that the scenes of that one short segment changed pretty rapidly? Why is this? To keep people interested, because we (Americans) get bored extremely easy.  So why, exactly, has twitter become the new “in” thing to do?


Anyway, I really do wish that people, ALL PEOPLE, would just use their brain or at least their prior learning history to make better decisions before blabbing to everyone!

Till my next rant comes up!

❤ – The Chaotic Questioner – ❤


Is religion terrorism?

Posted in blogging, global terrorism, pain, religion, religous, suffering, terror, terrorism with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2009 by scientificallychaotic


“God is a concept by which we measure our pain.

John Lennon

Hello blog world! 😀 ❤

I woke up this morning thinking that John Lennon would have the perfect quote for me this morning and, well, I was correct.  It inspired blogging and picture material.

Now, let us think about this concept, God.  What did Mr. Lennon mean when he spoke these words that God was a concept that we measure PAIN with.  I find this to be extremely interesting.  I have been on both sides of the religious battle lines, but ultimately I have found myself as more of a religious outsider than an insider.  I can say that I see that pain appears to be a big mechanism of religion as a whole.

Now, one definition of pain is “annoyance: something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness.”

I also want to quote the definition of suffering,

  1. “The condition of one who suffers; the bearing of pain or distress.
  2. An instance of pain or distress.”

So the definition of suffering includes the word pain, so we could assume that suffering could be considered the extended experience of pain.

If you have ever noticed, many (often most) religions say that pain and suffering are two of the things that can bring you closer to God.  This statement is contrary to the other prominent statement that most all religions carry, which is that if you come to ‘their’ pre-defined God(s)/Goddess(s) that you will be free of pain and suffering.  SO it sounds like to me that even the religious do not even have a clear understanding of their purpose.

Which is true for the religious?

Is it so endure through pain and suffering for their creator?

Is it to come to the creator for relief of pain and suffering?

I suppose this is why I like Mr. Lennon’s quote, “God is a concept by which we measure our suffering.”  People appear to inherently draw closer to their God in times of needs, for those that are already religious.  Even those that will claim over and over again that they are not religious and would never be religious will look for and begin to cling to this concept in a time of great and utter despair.

Now, for my next definition:


“the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion”


“1: a state of intense fear

2 a: one that inspires fear : scourge b: a frightening aspect <the terrors of invasion> c: a cause of anxiety : worry d: an appalling person or thing ; especially : brat

3: reign of terror

4: violent or destructive acts (as bombing) committed by groups in order to intimidate a population or government into granting their demand”

If terrorism is the systematic us of terror as a means of coercion, then could we not then say that religion is just a legal, organized and publicized form of terrorism?  I think it is fair to say that most people are intensely afraid of pain. So to re-state, people FEAR pain.   I can easily give several examples of MAJOR religions terrorism:

1. The Christian Crusades – Christian (Middle Ages)

2. The Assassins – Islam (c.1090)

3. Thuggee – Hindu (1900)

4. Jihad – Muslim

I just find it all very interesting when one takes a step back to really look at the concept of “God” and/or “religion.”  I do believe that religion can be a useful tool, like any other concept from city judicial systems to global systems.  My point is that perhaps we all should be more thoughtful before committing ourselves to a belief with an intensity that could easily incite major global conflict.  Perhaps we should carefully question our own beliefs and then look at the belief’s of others is a way that is more constructive.

Ultimately though, you, the reader, will have to make your own decision.

Till next time,

The Chaotic Questioner