Andrea Francis, has a blog, has a caring and thoughtful blog post up in response to the Oklahoma City tornado tragedy. In a nutshell, she wants to know wtf is wrong with people who live in “disaster zones”:
With all the modern technology we have, instead of using it to avoid places we know are susceptible to disaster we try to come up with ways of living in disaster zones. But nature is still winning.
Is it really that hard to move?
After seeing all the images from Oklahoma today I feel a bit frustrated that people continue to live in tornado belts, active volcanic areas and hurricane zones.
Saying “Humans create enough of a mess…without having to plant ourselves deliberately in situations very likely to have disastrous consequences on the things we care about”, Andy also provides a list of reasons why idiot humans purposely live in parts of the world where nature ruins lives. This list includes adrenaline addiction, inability to remember the last disaster, and “invented identity”. She closes this sensitive response to a regional disaster with these comforting words:
I live in a part of the world where there are no volcanos, no landslides, no earthquakes, no sandstorms, no blizzards, no hurricanes. I’ve never had to worry that these things will happen. Why would I want to live in a place that could kill me easily?
Oh. Well ok then. I guess that solves everything! Let’s all move to Andy’s town!
It’s been a long, long while since GOMI mentioned Caroline McCarthy, OMG BEARS, internet fixture, blogger, and writer person. Since that time she has joined and left Google, and then joined Quartz, “a new kind of global business news outlet” (translation: yet another blog talking about tech and business because the internet doesn’t have enough of those).
Now, amid rumors in the NYC media underground of what one source called “an office outburst”, Caro has announced her departure from the company:
As of last week, I’m no longer there. The reason: After a lot of conversations with our leadership, the consensus among all of us was that it didn’t make sense for Quartz yet to have someone in the role I was hired for.
Though she went on to say “I think it speaks very highly of them that they understand when and why something isn’t working” another source claims the real problem is “jackassery at the executive level”, primarily consisting of management being “way too full of themselves” in “many areas”. Why anyone would be surprised by that from executive leadership at a startup tech website is beyond me.
Caroline McCarthy declined when asked to comment on this story.
Following in the footsteps of Healthy Alternative – whose blog was supposedly jacked by her boyfriend last week – Isaac allegedly joined in the latest way to communicate with the women in your life by hijacking ex-girlfriend Jessica’s facebook.
At the time of this post, it appears Jessica has now deleted the post from her timeline, but sources say the text is still on Isaac’s.
Seriously what is with men these days thinking it’s ok to just take over someone’s blog or social media in order to shame women? When did this become the way to handle your relationship with your lady? Get a grip, men.