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Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
8:33 pm
Thursday, March 1st, 2012
11:48 pm
Saturday, December 3rd, 2011
4:50 pm
Why do you think it is so hard to burst into to the ranks of elite? You may think they guard so hard the purity of their family bloodlines only out of the idea of preserving the status of their ancestors. It already became a tradition over the centuries. Does it mean people outside of their status are not considered worthy anymore? It all has much deeper reasons than you ever thought of.
Thursday, November 3rd, 2005
12:06 pm
A bit unsure
I'm not sure if this is the forum for this, but I have been aggravated over the past couple days mostly because there is no particular forum for feminism. A week or so ago, somebody posted on the main gainesville community, innocently enough, asking about dry ice. I don't know if his question got answered, but his icon certainly fired off a long debate that went around in circles. It's a swastika, modified from the original by the letter F, and the text reads : Feminazis, bringing you hate since 1968. Seeing as how the user is male, a few other members of the community were offended by it.

I am sick to fucking death of the knee jerk reaction to ANY feminist dispute. If one woman speaks one word against subjugation she is labelled histerical, narrow-minded, single-agenda, whiny, stupid, time-wasting, etc.

Is there a specific LJ community for feminists? Is this the place to bitch about this? I'm sorry if this took time out of your day, but I'm sick of not having a voice that's heard by the opposite side.

I guess my point being, if there were a specific gainesville feminist community, would it be well received?
Sunday, September 11th, 2005
8:10 pm
Clean Air Policies?
Hi. I know this is a lot to ask, but I'm an ex-smoker and asthmatic, and work in a library outside of Alachua. A lot of our patrons smell like smoke, which I can't do much about, but also my co-worker takes frequent smoke breaks and the lingering stench and 2ndhand upsets my breathing. Is my job supposed to make any concessions regarding my health?

cross-posted in gainesville and gaines_polities

Current Mood: anxious
Saturday, August 13th, 2005
4:49 pm
Tuesday, June 28th, 2005
8:15 pm
why does bush always talk about iraq?

does he even know hes president of the united states??
Friday, June 24th, 2005
12:19 am
Does anyone else find it oddly disconcerting that our Republican Supreme Court voted against the right to own private property?

What happened to life, liberty, and property; Constitutionalism; and conservativism?

Oh, that'a right... big business and lobbyists.

For those of you who have not heard/read: Court votes that governments may seize private property for private economic gain.

Seriously, they can force your parents to sell their home because someone wants to build a mall there, and there reason can be as simple as that it will raise the affluence of an already affluent area.

Just a friendly post from your new moderator.

Current Mood: crushed
Monday, June 20th, 2005
10:49 pm
I want to hear what the repub’s have to say about the downing street memo. If they have anything to say at all?
Wednesday, June 8th, 2005
9:21 am
Sunday, May 29th, 2005
9:23 pm
Anyone interested in taking over moderatorship for this community?
9:07 pm
Heads up people, and spread the word!
Hi, new here and wanting to add my two cents already. This is cross posted in a lot of places, you should do so too. :)I don't think anyone (including myself) is aware of how bad things are getting. Here's some information that anyone who reads this should pass on to others.

Without any press conferences, grand announcements, or hyperbolic advertising campaigns, the Exxon Mobil Corporation, one of the world's largest publicly owned petroleum companies, has quietly joined the ranks of those who are predicting an impending plateau in non-OPEC oil production. Their report, The Outlook for Energy: A 2030 View, forecasts a peak in just five years.

History may judge it as one of the capital moves of the 21st century's New Great Game: May 25, the day high-quality Caspian light crude started flowing through the Caucasus toward the Mediterranean in Turkey. The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline (BTC) - conceived by the US as the ultimate Western escape route from dependence on oil from the Persian Gulf - is finally in business.

If you find this information disturbing, try investigating further.
I understand how hard it is to pull out of a fast downward spiral, but we need to blast the urgency of these situations across the media and drill the cold hard truth into peoples' skulls NOW! We need drastic change yesterday.

Sometimes the oblivious nature of the human race sickens me and pisses me off.

Guess what people...i ride my fat ass to and from work every day on a bike when i don't really have to. I do what i can to limit how many trips i need to take in the van.

And i grit my teeth when ignorant SUV driving soccer whores from "upper-middle-class-utopia" bitch about gas prices getting so high. GET YOUR COSMETICALLY LIFTED ASS OUT THERE AND WALK!!!

If we all did our tiny, seemingly insignifigant, part to reduce natural fuel consumption it would add up exponentially. Think about it, if a town with 500,000 people with vehicles were to reduce their consumpyion by 1 gallon a week, then in that one little city, in one insignifigant week, they would save FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND GALLONS OF GAS. Multiply that by how many vehicle owning people there are in america alone. It's a staggering product, to come from something as insignifigant cutting out one gallon of gas a week from our lives.

French sociologist, Gustave Le Bon once said, "The masses live by, and are ruled by, subconscious and emotional thought process. The crowd has never thirsted for the truth. It turns aside from evidence that is not to its taste, preferring to glorify and to follow error, if the way of error appears attractive enough, and seduces them. Whoever can supply the crowd with attractive emotional illusions may easily become their master; and whoever attempts to destroy such firmly entrenched illusions of the crowd is almost sure to be rejected."

Sunday, May 15th, 2005
3:42 pm
Declare your independence
Hello all. My name is Ben Marcus. I'm 21 and I attend Santa Fe Community College. I arrived in Gainesville in November after being in Americorps for 10 months and working on Ralph Nader's campaign in his national headquarters in DC for 6 months.

I want to very much get involved in local politics here, especially independent politics. Anyone out there consider themselves independent and if so, what is the scene like here?

I want to start a statewide organization that would provide support to those who don't identify with any party, but I have to start here.

If you're at all interested in helping me build independent politics in Gainesville and Florida at large, please feel free to respond to this post, e-mail me at bmarcus@gmail.com or call my cell phone at (847) 571-2260.



Current Mood: optimistic
Thursday, May 5th, 2005
1:40 am

Thursday, April 7th, 2005
2:19 pm
Best Quote Ever
While Lurking on SlashDot, I stumbled across this comment:

If you're coming from the right, then the homeless are homeless because of their own laziness and moral failings, and it would be immoral to protect them from the consequences of their actions. Better to let them die in the street.

If you're coming from the left, then homelessness is a government problem, and the $100 should be used lobbying the government to give more money to the homeless. Or used to improve a homeless person's self-esteem. Or to keep the homeless from using racial slurs. Ideally, you would spend the $100 lobbying to improve the self-esteem of homeless people by teaching them not to use racial slurs.

Seems to be a well thought out comment regarding the sterotypes of both sides.. so I'd thought I'd share.
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005
9:44 pm
I thought this was funny....

Current terror level:

Terror Alert Level
Tuesday, February 8th, 2005
10:45 am
Had to post this...
Triumph the insult comic dog at the third presidential debate.

Monday, February 7th, 2005
9:41 am
So ok.. in my occasional tyraids of 'lets actually talk politics instead of just bashing one another', lets talk Social Security:

1. Do you feel something needs to be done with Social Security as it is now? why or why not?
2. In general, how do you feel about using stocks and commodities as a method to save for retirement?
3. if Yes #1, how do you suggest we reform Social Security?
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005
9:49 pm

this is an interesting web site. if you have time check it out.
Wednesday, January 26th, 2005
11:08 am
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