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"90 people get the swine flu & everybody wants to wear a mask. A million people have AIDS but no one wants to wear a condom."
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"The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting." - Charles Bukowski

on Evil

Mar. 31st, 2009 05:52 pm
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I'm not sure how to present this in the discussion or even if I should, but the dialogue going on right now in a blog I follow about the label of "evil" (mostly in the context of fiction) brought this quote to mind and I wanted to record it somewhere.

"Everyone dies. It's the final and only lasting Justice. Evil exists; it is intelligence in the service of entropy. When the side of a mountain slides down to kill a village, this is not evil, for evil requires intent. Should a sentient being cause that landslide, there is evil; and requires Justice as a consequence, so that civilization can exits. There is no greater good than Justice; and only if law serves Justice is it good law. It is said correctly that law exists not for the Just but for the unjust, for the Just carry the law in their hearts, and do not need to call it from afar. I bow to no one and I give service only for cause." - Journeyman Protector Jaster Mereel

The Doctor

Jan. 31st, 2009 01:22 pm
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I am seeking opinions on what episodes to use to introduce someone to Doctor Who (particularly the new episodes). or would it be better to just start at the begining and watch them all?
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In watching the news with my mom I wound up with a reason to play this song for her, it was cool

EDIT: Reason here http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=6604923&page=1

Home sick

Dec. 24th, 2008 08:29 pm
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While my family went to a Christmas eve party at the home of one of the local church families. Frankly I was pleased to have the excuse, sometimes I can't stand those people.

So I watched the rest of the episodes I had Downloaded of that new "Legend of the Seeker" show. If you're a fan of the books I can only say this: Watch it like the Superman fans have to watch Smallville. Like an Elseworlds story. The spirit seems to be the same, alot of the major character names seem to be the same but specific facts and anecdotal moments....not so much. Still though, good when taken as its own beast.
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In (food) related news. One of my mom's 1st graders this year can't have eggs. And for the class Christmas party they brought in cupcakes. I was a bit confused, imagining that one needs eggs to make Cake. Apparently they used a box of cake mix and a can of regular coke. that's it. Mom brought one home for me to try and while the texture was a little different it was still tasty.
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Finally tonight as promised, a Special Comment on the passage, last week, of Proposition Eight in California, which rescinded the right of same-sex couples to marry, and tilted the balance on this issue, from coast to coast.
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What's the logical fallacy called where you attack the person rather than the argument?
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2008/oct/05/wall.street.bailout

"One of the least attractive elements is a section designed to curbexecutive pay at banks that participate in the bail-out package. Theseinclude limiting stock-related pay and banning 'golden parachutes' forexecutives."

So because the stupid rich don't get to be richer they don't want to play ball? I wish there were a way to make this only screw them
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the thread was entitled "How did you become a Death Knight"

"The Lich King Went Down To Stormwind"
by Airc, 80 human paladin, Knights of the Scourge, Northrend Beta server

The Lich King went down to Stormwind, he was looking for a soul to steal.
He's got two minds and a cold behind, and he was willin' to make a deal.
When he came across this Paladin, swingin' a sword and duelin' it hot.
And the Lich King jumped upon a hickory stump and said: "Boy let me tell you what:
"I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a Paladin too.
"And if you'd care to take a dare, I'd like to duel with you.
"Now you gots a pretty good bubble, boy, but give the Lich King his due:
"I bet a runeblade against your soul, 'cos I think I'm better than you."
The Paladin said: "My name's Johnny and it might be a sin,
"But I'll take your bet, and since I'm Ret, I'm the best that's ever been."

Johnny you rosin up your sword and playn' your cooldowns hard.
'Cos Scourges' broke loose in Stormwind and the Lich King deals the cards.
And if you win you get this shiny Runeblade from the cold.
But if you lose, the Lich King gets your soul.

Employed

Sep. 27th, 2008 10:34 am
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Training starts on Tuesday.

Working the Deli counter at a local supermarket
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A quote I didn't want to loose

"Always remember. Love is the purest feeling, the wisest thought and the strongest reason. Always!"
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By Eartha Jane Melzer 9/10/08 6:42 AM (link goes to full article)

Michigan Republicans plan to foreclose African-American voters

The chairman of the Republican Party in Macomb County, Michigan, a key swing county in a key swing state, is planning to use a list of foreclosed homes to block people from voting in the upcoming election as part of the state GOP’s effort to challenge some voters on Election Day.

“We will have a list of foreclosed homes and will make sure people aren’t voting from those addresses,” party chairman James Carabelli told Michigan Messenger in a telephone interview earlier this week. He said the local party wanted to make sure that proper electoral procedures were followed.

State election rules allow parties to assign “election challengers” to polls to monitor the election. In addition to observing the poll workers, these volunteers can challenge the eligibility of any voter provided they “have a good reason to believe” that the person is not eligible to vote. One allowable reason is that the person is not a “true resident of the city or township.”

The Michigan Republicans’ planned use of foreclosure lists is apparently an attempt to challenge ineligible voters as not being “true residents.”

One expert questioned the legality of the tactic.

“You can’t challenge people without a factual basis for doing so,” said J. Gerald Hebert, a former voting rights litigator for the U.S. Justice Department who now runs the Campaign Legal Center, a Washington D.C.-based public-interest law firm. “I don’t think a foreclosure notice is sufficient basis for a challenge, because people often remain in their homes after foreclosure begins and sometimes are able to negotiate and refinance.”

As for the practice of challenging the right to vote of foreclosed property owners, Hebert called it, “mean-spirited.”
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I have learned how to make the dough for torillas, not hard at all. Now I need to either work on alot of practice forming/shaping them or get a Press.
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