WAKARUSA

 

So as it gets closer to that time of year again, I’m sure you’re all asking yoursleves “what will be my big event of the summer” Well Have I got something to fill the void. Check it out Jam fans; Wakarusa, June 17,18,&19 in Lawrence, Kansas. “But whats so good about it?” you ask… well 50+ of your favorite bands (except phish) including Gov’t Mule, SCI, Wilco, STS9, Little Feat, Umphreys McGee, Particle, JMP, Galactic, and a whole heck of a lot more. Well don’t take my word for it, go over and check it out yourself at www.Wakarusa.com

Happy Summer Festing!!

Jeph b

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the thing is, if you spelt intelligent CORRECTLY in the bio i could take this community more seriously...

and joy division were the only important band ever. (as well as radiohead but thats different)

and i am only 16, so do not blow off at me about where the hell i was during those times...

thank you

eddy
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sunako kawaii

A debate post...

Here's a topic for people to have a debate over if they want to...

"There's no such thing as a slut. It's just an ingrained double standard in society."

Do you believe this or not? Give reasons for your answer...

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sunako kawaii

My first post...

NAME: Nicole.

AGE: 17 (18 in about 6 weeks).

KIND OF PERSON I HATE THE MOST: Someone that lies to your face while pretending to be your friend, then goes and stabs you in the back.

KIND OF PERSON I LOVE THE MOST: Someone that isn't afraid to be themselves and keeps an open mind about other people.

FAVOURITE CELEB: Johnny Depp because he makes great movies and isn't afraid to be himself.

BIGGEST DREAM: To travel around the world and experience all the great things that other countries have to offer for me.

RELIGION: Atheist.

And now, my opions on the five topics...

1. ABORTION:

Personally, I'm pro-choice, but I don't believe in forcing my beliefs upon others, and I hate people that don't even believe in abortion for even the 'exceptional' cases (i.e. Rape, Incest, The health of the mother). But at the end of the day, I firmly believe that abortion should always be legal because not only would people then resort to 'back-door' abortions which often resulted in severe illnesses, injury and even death for the women involved, there is always going to be at least one person who would need or want an abortion. My belief on the whole subject is that abortion is the business of the people involved only, and nobody has the right to force their beliefs on people about it.

2. YOUR POLITICAL PARTY OF CHOICE: None at the moment because I can see flaws in all of them, and as far as I can see, most political parties only get elected in the first place because they know how to say what certain groups of people want to hear (However, I have an exceptional hatred of Bush because he's no good at his job and I don't think he's a good man. Also, I'm appalled that people re-elected him even after they found out he plans to ban same-sex marriages, and his grandfather supplied Hitler with money to assist him in his goal).

3. THE DEATH PENALTY: This is just plain wrong, regardless of the person. How can a country abhor murderers then turn around and do exactly what they abhor so much? That's just one of the lowest forms of hypocrisy. Plus, there have been several cases in which heavy evidence suggested that the 'exectued' person was innocent (e.g. Leo Frank, Bruno Hauptman)

Plus, in some cases, this can just be seen as 'the easy way out' for some of the most atrocious murderers. I say ifyou really want to punish them, lock them up in jail for the rest of their lives so they have nothing to do but spend the rest of their lives thinking about what they've done.


4. STEM CELL RESEARCH: The way I see it, I don't really understand how someone can be against this. I guess I can understand how some people don't like the idea of scientists using aborted foetuses in their researches, but I don't think that most people who have abortions really give much of a thought to what happens to the foetus (Which is normally just a blob of cells at the time of abortion) after the abortion, and why shouldn't it at least have a use? Much better than being thrown in the bin. And stem-cell research could lead to a miraculous breakthrough in medical science that could save lives, so the way I see it, shouldn't people be focusing more on the fact that an unwanted foetus could one day lead to the breakthrough that could save millions of lives one day?


5. SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: I know people say that marriage is only supposed to be between a man and a woman, but this is 2004, and you think by now most people would have become more open-minded and accepting of other people's lifestyle choices. Marriage from my POV isn't about a vow *only* between a man and a woman, and it's not about the piece of paper or the fancy outfits. Marriage is about two people pledging to love and honour each other for the rest of their lives, and why should gender be of even the slightest consideration in the whole thing?

Well that's all for now I guess...

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I am new :)

1. Abortion :

There are two ways I look at this issue. I see it in my perspective and from a general perspective. Killing isn't right and I dont like the idea of it, but I also know that there are times and places where you might have to kill someone to prevent dying yourself. Some women simply cannot afford a child (they can't afford the hospital bill and just taking care of it) so they decide to get an abortion. Sure you could say "well you could put your child up for adoption". If you want to, then go ahead. There are still others that feel like abortion is the best option given their situation. As long as one person wants it, it should be kept legal. It doesn't hurt you, it only affects the persons life who chose to abort the child.

2. Your political party of choice:

Independent. I refuse to label myself simply because it might "fog" my vision on key ideas. Also, I hate the arguments between democrats and republicans. Its gone as far as kids in my classes using it against each other and I hate it.

3. The death penalty

OH I hate the death penalty. So its wrong for me to kill someone but if I do kill someone my government can decide if they want to kill me? It is ok for police (fbi etc) to kill innocent people and they dont get any punishment. It's ok for our government to go into Iraq and kill millions of innocent people. But it is not right for me to kill someone, I'd be "such a horrible person". Live by example.

4. Stem cell research

I agree with it because the embryos they use dont suffer, they are from abortions (its already been "wasted"), and it wont hurt anyone but help millions of people.

5. Same sex marriage

I am for same sex marriage because love isn't "I'm a woman, hey your a man. I love you because you have a cock", Its "I love you for who you are, not for your sex etc". I dont want to tell people how to live their lives. If america is so free, then it wouldn't even take banning same sex marriages into consideration. Its up for your church to decide if they will marry you off or not.

My name is Megan.
I am 16

The kind of person I hate most are the people who refuse to step outside their comfort-zone and explore other peoples ideas and thoughts (when that persons ideas are "wrong" to the other person). Kind of a crappy way to explain it but thats the best I can do right now.

The kind of person I love most? I dont really know. I love different aspects about people. I suppose I love it when people respect nature and reconize that the earth is indeed our mother and they try to take care of her as best as we can.

My favorite celeberity. The Anarcho-punk band, Crass. I really respect each band member because they lived their music. It wasn't just music to them, it was their lifestyle. It was what they believed and they fought to get the right to play whatever music they wanted. They marked the 80's punk era. They where unique and themselves.

My biggest dream is that every just realize how we are destroying the earth and hurting everything we touch. That there IS more to life than money. To tear down all these desgusting bulidings and unpave the earth in cement and tar.

I am Pagan, considering the Golden Dawn at the moment. I've spent two or three years just looking at it and doing a few rituals here and there and I think its right for me.


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His Evil White Majesty

Introductory Post

Well,here I am. In accordance with the rules of this community,I will state my positions on the following issues:

Abortion:I believe that late-term abortion is infanticide. I strongly disagree that a child is just a fetus until it is all the way out of the womb. When my sister was pregnant with her first child,Ashley,her daughter would react to stimuli outside the womb. Certain music would relax her while other types of music would make her grow relatively still. I would often read to my sister and talk to her during this period,so much so,that my niece arrived into this world knowing what my voice sounded like. I am of the scientific belief that when a developing fetus reaches a certain point of neurological development that cognition starts and it therefore ceases to be a mere mass of tissue. Rather,at this stage it becomes a self-aware person that can feel pain. There is no  way that I can logically support late-term aka partial birth abortion.

OTOH,the farther back in the development cycle of the fetus,the less queasy I grow about abortion. I have a hard time scientifically justifying that a fetus is a person at the moment of conception,as there is no neurological development. And while my religious beliefs lead me to believe that at this point it is a person with a soul,I don't really try to challenge abortion at this stage because of the science involved. Also,I don't like the idea of a woman who has gotten pregnant by being raped being forced to carry a child,although I wouldn't ask her to choose abortion,either. In such a situation,I basically leave it up to her.

Political Affiliation:I consider myself staunchly conservative. Anybody who's ever read my journal can see that. However,I refuse to join any political party. I voted for Dubya,yes. But that doesn't mean that I won't criticize him when he makes what I consider to be a mistake. And I also reserve the right to praise a Democrat on those rare occasions when I see them acting out of logic,rather than emotion. I put America's well-being before any politician's agenda.

Death Penalty:Some people are monsters encased in human flesh and deserve to die,simple as that. I dislike seeing my tax dollars go to feeding and clothing a serial killer or a convicted child molester. Send them to death row,I say.

Stem Cell Research:Adult stem cell and umbilical cord stem cell research is fine. Stem cells harvested from aborted fetuses is dangerous,however. We run the risk of creating a system where women are encouraged to get pregnant for cash and then have the fetus aborted purely for stem cell research. I don't want to see fetus farms spring up. I know that it's a form of capitalism,yes. But even capitalism shouldn't be given that much leeway.

Same Sex Marriage:In my opinion,if a same sex couple can find a church that will marry them,that's their business. I just don't want the government to legally recognize such a thing. Heterosexuality is the highest form of human sexuality that there is. I say this,not from a religious point of view,but from a scientific one. Only a man and a woman can produce a child together and a child can grow up to be a highly valuable member of society if raised right. If the government legally sanctions a same sex relationship,then they are effectively saying that their form of human sexuality is the equal of mine. I find this illogical and insulting. And once a government legally recognizes one illogical thing,it becomes easier for the government to legally recognize other iloogical and more bizarre ideas. What starts to happen at that point is a form of cultural erosion as all kinds of time-tested traditions are swept away. Don't get me wrong,however. Even though I don't support same sex marriage or civil unions,I do not hate gays and lesbians. I refuse to persecute them or deny them employment or other rights that are logically acceptable to all Americans. But I cannot support government recognized same sex marriage on any grounds.

Other Personal Information:As for my real name,you don't really need to know that. You'll never actually meet me in person. Feel free to just call me Aldous or Al or Uncle Al,if you like. I want to maintain my anonymity. As for my age,I'm in my mid-thirties.

I hate Islamic terrorists most of all. I'm not talking about moderate muslims,mind you. Just the ones who think killing "infidels" is a perfectly justifiable and moral thing to do. And as for the moderate muslims,I wish they would renounce their muderous brethren the world over and cast them aside.

The kind of person I love the most are those who love and support me. This actually covers a wide variety of people,even those who I have never actually met. Firefighters,for example,support me and mine,so I support those guys right back.

My favorite celebrity is Dr.Michael Savage,host of the Savage Nation radio talk show.

My biggest dream is to become a successful novelist. I'd love to see a book that I've written be made in to a movie. Even more importantly,I want to find the right woman,marry her,and start a family.

As for religion? I was raised Catholic. Became a Wiccan in my adolesence. Found Wicca lacking and now I'm a Protestant.

Well,that's it for my first post and who I am. If any of you look at my journal,understand that it is satire and that I'm much more civil outside of The Uncle Aldous Orwell Show. My journal is simply my place to vent and cut lose,end of story. Anyway,nice to meet all of you.

Sincerly,

Uncle Aldous Orwell,aka evilwhitemale

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The narrowminded people of the world are getting to me. May I rant? Excuse me if I do.

The humans everlasting trait is oddly paired with the one of closed mindedness. From the beginning of time it was our lot to sample everything around us; to touch, to taste, to smell, to see, to hear. We relied on our senses as our only guide to this earth, and curiosity had us use them, thus letting us develope as a race.

The more we as a race expirienced, the more we could expirience. For example, the discovery of numbers led to the discovery of basic mathematics, and so on to algebra, calculus and the more advanced peices of the puzzle.As long as our curiousity kept working we were more open to accept new facts, and new ideas. This was good up to a point, for somewhere along the line things started to change.

We were running out of things to discover. The result was that our curiosity was sated, and we wanted little more with it. We started to close ourselved to the world as individuals. Things that had been okay in ones mind might become questionable, and things that were questionable, bad.

And the world began to skew it's own sense of right and wrong. Things that had been practiced by some, but questioned by some, such as paganisim and homosexuality, were frowned upon. There have been many incedences caused by the lull of curiosity, such as the Klu Klux Klan and the Cherokee Trail of Tears, but perhaps the most blatant and well known child of narrowmindedness and descrimination is the Holocaust.

After the defeat of Nazi Germany, there was a lull in the narrowmindedness and descrimination, but this was soon washed over with the normal humdrum of the everyday life of the masses.We build monuments, but people forget. People are too busy to see whats in front of their eyes. They rely on only what they know and do not want to learn any more.

We need curiousity. It's has done us so well, so far.

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Abortion - Abortion doesn't end a life so much as prevent one. In the first trimester, it's as much murder as using a contraceptive is - preventing a potential life from happening. Life comes with brain waves, which don't happen for a while. After that, I still don't have moral difficulties with it (c'mon, will the 'kid' really care?) but I can see how other people would. Responsibility...it's not just irresponsible people who get pregnant accidentally, and what benefit does anyone get - including the child itself - from that baby being born? This assumes that life is a singular gift, and that to deny it to anyone - no matter how disabled they'll be born, no matter how unfit or young the parents they're stuck with, no matter how unloved they'll grow up - is wrong. I can't get behind that.

Your political party of choice - I'm a registered Socialist.

The death penalty - I don't know where I stand on this one until tamper-proof mind reading machines are invented and replace the courts.

Stem cell research - I'm all for it. They don't even need to 'kill' anything to get these, they can just clone them. There's no down side.

Same sex marriage - I can't for the life of me figure out why anyone cares. Protecting marriage? What, are you gonna leave your wife for a man if you're allowed to?

Name: Luke, but you can call me something else if you don't like that.

Age: 18

Kind of person you hate the most: Otherkin, followed closely by people who try to look open-minded but really just aren't paying attention. They say things like 'every religion is correct' and assume there's never a right or wrong side to any argument.

Kind of person you love the most: Someone who researches and thinks until they decide what they believe, and then stands by it until some new information changes their mind. The sort with conviction, but who's willing to argue and learn at the same time.

Favourite celebrity: Julian Sands?

Biggest dream: To get my hands on one of those invisibility cloaks. Seriously? To get my PsyD or whatever and Live Elsewhere.

Religion: I am quite the atheist, though Sarasvati I can't help but respect. Taoism looks pretty good, but I'm bad at it.
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