I Can't Learn About The RFRA From Miley Cyrus or Your Facebook Posts

Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.
— Jawaharlal Nehru

I must be nuts to come out with a fresh commentary about a subject that is so emotional for so many.   By choice I don’t normally post anything about politics because people lose their minds.

Such is the case with the #BoyCottIndiana that is happening right now.  It has been trending on Twitter and ever present in my Facebook stream.  All well and good–people have opinions.

However, my observation is that people take so much at face value and don’t do their “due diligence” (if you will) before blasting to their social media networks.

In my perfect world there is no entitlement and nobody gives a shit what you look like or what you are as long as you work hard.  Nobody gets a job or proper service only because you ARE “X” and you don’t NOT get a job or proper service only because you are “X”.

I am a minority woman in the workforce with a small business, years in management, operations and customer service-I have been in situations on both sides.

Throwing down the “D” card is pretty serious stuff.  I WISH people would do their homework before trying to convince others to jump on their train.  The way the law reads to me is that it doesn’t give the right to discriminate against LGBTQ.  It’s a balancing test for the courts to prevent the government from discriminating against religious Americans (all faiths), period.

More facts and links to help us learn more about the RFRA.

*The first RFRA was signed into law in 1993 by then President Bill Clinton.

*30 states have the same standard, either under state-law RFRAs or as a matter of state constitutional law.

* Indiana has local laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

*The Federal RFRA

*The Indiana RFRA

*Click Here to see Non Discrimination Laws By State

Ways I Used Mobile Tech This Month #VZWBuzz

The mobile phone acts as a cursor to connect the digital and physical.
— Marissa Meyer
Photo Credit: Verizon Wireless

Photo Credit: Verizon Wireless

I am part of the Verizon Wireless #VZWBuzz Influencer team.  This month's post is about how technology helps us in our daily lives and all the ways I used mobile tech this month.  I have been a Verizon Wireless customer for over ten years.  When nobody else gets a signal - my network is lightning fast! 

January was a big month for me.  I celebrated a birthday, we spent New Year's Eve in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee AND I attended my very first Sundance Film Festival.  Where by the way, I had my very first zip lining adventure!  Yes, I am VERY lucky.

I'm reminded when I see the television spots of Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel in the BMW I3 commercial that it wasn't really that long ago that we were being introduced to the internet-much less smartphones.  So when I think of ALL the things I can do on the go - it's really pretty amazing!

Here are five ways I used mobile tech this month

Me and my friends took a yoga class using my tablet! 
Here's what I used

I signed up to donate time and items to my child's school!
Here's what I used

I created a photo collage and posted it to social media!
Here's what I used

I did some work from my desktop while sitting on a mountain!
Here's what I used

I uploaded and shared all my travel photos in minutes!
Here's what I used

*All equipment courtesy of Verizon Wireless

Granted these are not miraculous amazing feats.  But you must admit it's pretty fantastic all the ways we use mobile tech in our daily lives.