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21 December 2010 @ 05:45 pm
I got this in my inbox today. The best part is the title of the person who supposedly sent this. Enjoy!

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14 December 2010 @ 11:05 pm
The wording in my two most favorite languages. In order.

Das ist deine Welt.
Das sind deine Mitmenschen.
Du kannst heute für dich leben,
Oder für alle die Zukunft von morgen aufbauen.

C'est ton monde
ces sont tes gens
aujourd'hui tu pourrais penser qu'à toi
ou aider à construire un lendemain pour tous

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13 December 2010 @ 07:42 pm
This video eloquently states everything I loathe about "No Child Left Behind" and Standardized testing.

I think back to the 70's when I was in Earth Science. We were told to make a Volcano. Every student created the typically lame paper mache mound of nothing and they poured in their water, backing soda and food coloring mixture. Ohh! Ahh! Not!

I expressly asked to go last.

I walk up with my beautiful clay model of a volcano. It has a dusty crater, a tree line, small creatures about to be over run by lava,etc. Oh, did I mention it was full of Potassium Dichromate and 99% pure Magnesium?

Standing before the class I lit that sucker up. Clay, melted, flowed like lava and turned pumice-like. A huge flame shot out of the volcano and smoke was everywhere.

Once the Fire Department allowed us back in the school, class continued normal.

In the 70's that got me an A+

Today I would be in a mental facility after Child Protective Services abducted me and my parents would be in prison as terrorists.

Divergent Thinking == Bad.
Meeting an arbitrary standard that will never exist in reality == Good.
Disagree == Medicate

So Sad.

Please watch the video and think!
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11 December 2010 @ 03:21 am
My mostestest favorite JFK speech...

"I believe in human dignity as the source of national purpose, in human liberty as the source of national action, in the human heart as the source of national compassion, and in the human mind as the source of our invention and our ideas. It is, I believe, the faith in our fellow citizens as individuals and as people that lies at the heart of the liberal faith. For liberalism is not so much a party creed or set of fixed platform promises as it is an attitude of mind and heart, a faith in man's ability through the experiences of his reason and judgment to increase for himself and his fellow men the amount of justice and freedom and brotherhood which all human life deserves.

I believe also in the United States of America, in the promise that it contains and has contained throughout our history of producing a society so abundant and creative and so free and responsible that it cannot only fulfill the aspirations of its citizens, but serve equally well as a beacon for all mankind. I do not believe in a superstate. I see no magic in tax dollars which are sent to Washington and then returned. I abhor the waste and incompetence of large-scale federal bureaucracies in this administration as well as in others. I do not favor state compulsion when voluntary individual effort can do the job and do it well. But I believe in a government which acts, which exercises its full powers and full responsibilities. Government is an art and a precious obligation; and when it has a job to do, I believe it should do it. And this requires not only great ends but that we propose concrete means of achieving them.

Our responsibility is not discharged by announcement of virtuous ends. Our responsibility is to achieve these objectives with social invention, with political skill, and executive vigor. I believe for these reasons that liberalism is our best and only hope in the world today. For the liberal society is a free society, and it is at the same time and for that reason a strong society. Its strength is drawn from the will of free people committed to great ends and peacefully striving to meet them. Only liberalism, in short, can repair our national power, restore our national purpose, and liberate our national energies.

What do our opponents mean when they apply to us the label "Liberal?" If by "Liberal" they mean, as they want people to believe, someone who is soft in his policies abroad, who is against local government, and who is unconcerned with the taxpayer's dollar, then the record of this party and its members demonstrate that we are not that kind of "Liberal." But if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal."
President John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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10 December 2010 @ 07:58 pm
Read about the benefits!Collapse )
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08 December 2010 @ 09:17 am
These economic royalists complain that we seek to overthrow the institutions of America. What they really complain of is that we seek to take away their power. Our allegiance to American institutions requires the overthrow of this kind of power. In vain they seek to hide behind the flag and the Constitution. In their blindness they forget what the flag and the Constitution stand for. Now, as always, they stand for democracy, not tyranny; for freedom, not subjection; and against a dictatorship by mob rule and the over-privileged alike.
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05 December 2010 @ 03:06 pm
The song by System Of A Down always reminds me why I loathe SoCal and especially LA.

just sayin'
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Current Music: Lost In Hollywood, System of A Down
04 December 2010 @ 08:13 pm
This weekend I have been configuring my system, since 5am this morning, and writing code to make Android apps. It's dark now, but this is my development environment and virtual Android machine...

Current Mood: accomplished
01 December 2010 @ 07:03 pm
This, obviously, is a good thing. However, the words of Senator Rickey Hendon are absolutely amazing. If you care about equality I beg you to watch his speech. You will be uplifted and happy.

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