Fairness for all AmericansBill Chatigny http://www.newburyportnews.com/opinion/x514651916/Fairness-for-all-AmericansFairness for all Americans3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We constantly hear Republicans talk about religion, patriotism, family values, socialism, class warfare and redistribution of wealth. They'll say that 47 percent of Americans pay zero taxes, but they won't say the middle class pays 61 percent of the federal budget, the poor pay 18 percent, and the wealthiest only pay 20 percent. They also won't mention the sales, property, state, gas and excise taxes we pay. Those get raised when the wealthy and mega-corps aren't paying on the federal level. When the feds aren't helping the states, taxes get raised locally, which places an unfair burden on the middle class and poor.
Republicans talk about cutting more taxes for corporations but never talk about those making billions in profit while paying zero taxes. Why? Because 83 of those top 100 corporations have paid zero taxes almost every year since 2004. In 2009 alone, the top 100 made $443 bil
Tiny Rant. . . . .I'm so sick of hearing about this issue of abortion. It's needlessly complicated. The way I look at it is this: If you don't approve of abortion, then don't have one.Tiny Rant. . . . .3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I honestly try to look at the arguments from the pro-life point of view, but none of them make any sense to me.
What if the aborted fetus could have cured cancer? What if the aborted fetus could have become a serial killer?
Life begins at conception, and abortion is murder. If so, then why aren't you out there screaming about fertilized eggs used for in vitro fertilization being thrown away is murder?
It's dangerous! Abortion done right has a higher survival rate than going through with a pregnancy does, and making abortion illegal would only force women to undergo even more dangerous procedures.
I'm just sick of it. So here's my advice, because I'm cranky.
Stop being arrogant. Stop telling people how they should live their lives up to YOUR standards. Stop prea
*twiddles thumbs* BIG HUGE BLOCK OF TEXTUh, I found my old copy of one of my favorite movies of all time, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and tried to look it up and realized just how many people keep giving it a hard time, so I'm just going to sit here and gush about a great, underrated remake that was kind of unfairly judged in my opinion. If you hate it, fine I respect your opinion, but I hope I at least convince people who were on the fence about it being good or not, and at least get you to see it from the point of view of someone who likes it. Everyone has different opinions and likes different things and that's what makes this world so great. And so I don't alienate people looking for a review of this (although why you're looking to me, a person with admittedly absolutely dreadful taste in movies and no prior reviewing experience is baffling) I'm going to refrain from swearing at all! Yay me! I'm so *bleep*ing great! Ok, sorry, I had to get that out or I would be holding it in for the entire revi*twiddles thumbs* BIG HUGE BLOCK OF TEXT9 months ago in Personal More Like This
AbortionThis subject has been coming up alot. Most peole think it's bad, some people think it's okay. Well, since I have time and journals to waste, I thought why not give my opinion to the deafened world?Abortion3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yes, I'm probably walking into a minefield right now. This could attract many many rants and the hatred of others upon me.
But I'm going to grow a pair, and speak, while freedom of speech is still a right.
Would you make swatting a fly illegal?
Would you make walking on grass illegal?
I didn't think so.
The fetus at this stage is nothing more than a glob of mush. It has no gender, no eyes, no heartbeat, so you have no reason to call it a "human" or even "alive". You whine and bitch about killing an undeveloped collection of genes, yet you carelessly trod through a grassy field and squish a spider without calling it murder. Call yourself a lover of life, eh?
Also, if abortion was made illegal, think about this:
Our main character is Becky. Poor Becky has been raped by her teacher, who is much
GOP Nostalgia is a Symptom of PrivilegePosted on January 23, 2012 by Christian Piatt on patheos. com http://www.patheos.com/blogs/christianpiatt/2012/01/gop-nostalgia-is-a-symptom-of-privilege/GOP Nostalgia is a Symptom of Privilege3 years ago in Personal More Like This
There’s an awful lot of talk in the political forum lately about restoring America to some nostalgic state of yesteryear, when supposedly everything was better. If we could only get back there, everything would be all right again.
I guess that depends on who you ask, doesn’t it?
Author Melissa Harris-Perry recently appeared on “The Colbert Report” to speak about her new book, “Sister Citizen,” which examines a number of stereotypes of African-American women. As he often does, Colbert teed up a common conservative talking point about “going back to he good old days.” Perry’s response kept ringing in my head for days afterward.
She said that there is no time in American History you would want to go back to as a black girl.
The point is simple but compe
BullyingA teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take out a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stomp on it and really mess it up, not to rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty it was. She then told them to tell it they're sorry. Now, even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it. That is what happens when a child bullies another child, they may say they're sorry, but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home. Copy and paste this if you are against bullying.Bullying3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Copied from MissRadio's journal.
Callling UK People: PROBLEM!!!Ok, I will break this down easily -Callling UK People: PROBLEM!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, I recieved an email about a week or so, ago, from a website called 'Acess Now', where I signed a petition again ACTA.
The email was called: 'We won again!' -
It was speaking of how all our hard work petitioning had payed off (I would post the whole thing up here, but I have a feeling that no one's going to read through the whole thing. So, if any one wants to, I'll post it up here, just let me know in the comments secetion.)
However, I just looked on the BBC news website and found an artical:
'Email and web use 'to be monitored' under new laws' -
Yes, you heard!
It bascially talks about a what we have been fighting against!
The beginning of the artical says:
'The government will be able to monitor the calls, emails, texts and website visits of everyone in the UK under new legislation set to be announced soon.'
Here is a few paragraphes from it:
Internet firms will be required to give intelligence agency GCHQ access to communications on d
Wear Black Fight Back!Yesterday, Occupy Oakland moved to convert a vacant building into a community center to provide education, medical, and housing services for the 99%. Police responded with tear gas, rubber bullets, flash bangs, beanbag rounds and mass arrests (over 300 arrests according to reports). The state has compounded its policy of callous indifference with a ruthless display of violent repression. The Occupy movement will respond, as we have always responded: with an overwhelming show of collective resistance. Today, we take to the streets. Across the country, we will demonstrate our resolve to overcome repression and continue to build a better world grounded in love and solidarity for one another. All eyes on all Occupies.Wear Black Fight Back!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
SOLIDARITY SUNDAY, 7pm EST, Sunday, January 29. Check your local Occupation for convergence points.
Washington Square Park 7PM
Copley Square 7PM
Love Park 7PM
Organizing initiatives are underway in:
TLK: 6 New Adventures.. UpdateDeleted original journal entry because all download links weren't working anymore.TLK: 6 New Adventures.. Update4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Megaupload was taken down and I won't reupload the Adventure books or comics on other sites. I'm sorry. If you want to have them you'll have to look somewhere else...
Come on people nowSmile on your brother, everybody get together. Try to love one another right now!Come on people now5 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Lion King! - Newly Found Stories.Hello allThe Lion King! - Newly Found Stories.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So i have found short Lion King stories, i don't know if any of you would really be interested as they don't feature any new characters, but i thought you would all maybe like to know.
I found it, when i was Christmas shopping! A Disney book, so obviously i just had to have a look at it. It's called the 365 Bedtime Stories " one magical story for every night of the year" I was like Hummm..... perhaps a bit to babyish for you, but i still had a look though at the stories to see what they had and i glanced through and saw they had the lion king & beauty and the beast. Tempting further, so i read the first page i found with a lion king story on, it was called Scaredy Cats witch followed on from when Muffasa had finished his talk with Simba after the Hyena situation on how he was also scared. SO now i was convinced, if its cheep. Im going to be the big baby i am and buy it! & it was only £3.99. So i got it LOL
so there are 12 short Lion King stories in thi
XD You know i was going to do this1. The first song you remember liking (if you can think that far):XD You know i was going to do this9 months ago in Personal More Like This
19-2000 - Gorillaz
It's a pretty catchy song, after like 10 or more years, i still like it
2. Your current favorite song:
My Hero - Foo Fighters
This song, and the video, are both great, the riffs are catchy and easy to play(If you're a guitarrist)
3. That one song that will always be on your top 5:
The Music Or The Misery - Fall Out Boy
I'm a really big Fall Out Boy fan, so it sure is in my top 5.
4. A song you hate:
Justin Bieber - Baby
NOT PUTTING VIDEO
Do i even have to say anything about it?
5. That one song you like that everyone else seems to hate:
Hit The Lights - All Time Low
Nobody i know likes this song, and it's one of my favorites.
6. That one song you hate that everyone else seems to like:
It was funny, but idk why i don't like it anymore
7. Your favorite song that almost everyone knows:
My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark - Fall Out Boy
8. Your favorite song that barely a
Visual Art At Occupy LAI went to Occupy LA twice with my camera. Once today. The encampment is slated to come down this Sunday.Visual Art At Occupy LA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This photo was taken before they surrounded the fountain in the background with plywood to protect it. The plywood became an important canvass, but the peice on the left with crazed Uncle Sams disappeared.
Detail from the wall in the next picture, both on the plywood now protecting the fountain.
Seems to be president John F. Kennedy but I have no idea what that has to do with Occupy LA. He was, of course, part of the 1%.
Another side of the plywood wall. Rasta religious iconography has nothing to do with the Occupy movement that I can determine except that the smell of marijuana was pervasive on all of my
Michael Scheuer: America Creates Its Own EnemiesAmericans are in the crosshairs of terrorists worldwide purely due to Washington's policy in the Muslim world, not because there is an Islamic enemy whose only aim is to kill Americans for their freedoms and lifestyle, insists a former CIA officer. Historian Michael Scheuer, an author of "Through our enemies' eyes", who worked for the agency for over 20 years till 2004 and at one time was the chief of the CIA's 'Bin Laden unit', says America's greatest enemy -- radical Islam -- never existed: neither when Bin Laden was alive, nor now.Michael Scheuer: America Creates Its Own Enemies1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Chilean May Day, a small fraction of time.The other day, May Day, among the many things that happened...Chilean May Day, a small fraction of time.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yeah, hits to everyone, hits for free, I don't care if you have a bomb or a camera, a rock or a little flag, I just want to break some heads...
No more words for this.
Oh Wow. Another Update. So SurprisingI'm tired.Oh Wow. Another Update. So Surprising2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's late here, dammit. But I'm excited! And listening to music.
I'm going to have to push my date with my bed back a bit until I'm done with this journal.
Enough with my damn rambling.
I'll finally upload some good art soon! Hopefully tomorrow! I'd do it now, but I'm too tired to colour my pictures in SAI right now.
But I have 3 pictures to upload for y'all!
Listen to Toby. Celebrate, Dammit.
Is there anything else I wanted to talk about...?
I can't remember. I'm half asleep. And already listening to Holiday music. I love Holiday music.
It's very calming music to me.
Maybe I should listen to songs that aren't as soft and pretty. You know, loud music...So I'll stay awake.
Well, not tonight. Too late at night, darnit.
Oh! I have a four day weekend. Heck yes.
Thank you voting day!
My arm itches.
And I'm hungry
Yes, I realize I change the subject at the most awkward of times. I do that on a daily basis, even when I'm not tired.
But I should go, guise.
I love you all
Quick UpdateHerro!!Quick Update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I wanted to update now, because I most likely won't have time to update until Saturday at the earliest, because tomorrow I'll be at my schools last Home football game!
I don't go for the game, though... I go to stalk my friends, and get cheap pizza.
It's worth 6 buck admission.
Ohhhh! Hopefully I'll be able to upload some sketches this weekend!!
Guise I'm excited to submit some ACTUAL art.
Another thing! See how off topic I get? Yeah, that's why y'all love me so much you'd hug me. Yup.
I got a good grade on a quiz in my AP class! Yes. I feel accomplished.
Now be happy with the following GIFS:
What Occupy has AccomplishedOne thing I sometimes encounter is people talking about what Occupy has accomplished, sometimes claiming it has not accomplished anything or very little. Yes, big business is still big, as are big banks, and things seem more or less the same for many, rich and poor.What Occupy has Accomplished3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What has changed is not so much new reforms from Congress but a whole awakening of the American people. Occupy, mic check, and 99% have become household words. What we used to refer to as "The Man" or "The Establishment" or some other name has a new term, the 1 percent. These phrases have become part of our cultural lexicon.
The entire conversation in politics has changed from topics generally considered to be quite trivial, such as raising the debt ceiling, to matters of income inequality. (It's quite funny to hear people like Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich, pretty reactionary Republicans themselves, castigate Mitt Romney for being a wealthy capitalist for his time at Bain Capital. http://money.cnn.com/2012/01/10/news/econom
Welcome Catalina!My dear friends,Welcome Catalina!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let me introduce you to Catalina:
This is life's second greatest gift to me; the first being my son Ben.
She was born quite ahead of schedule this past Sunday 5th, surprising us all with a 10-day skip from her scheduled birth date this Wednesday 15th. Apparently, she couldn't wait to meet everyone outside
Both she and her mom are doing fantastic and giving dad the broadest smile he's had in years
I'll see you all soon in-between diapers and bottles!
Injured photographerSorry to bring you another terrible entry, but on today's rally a photographer friend was violently hit and injured by the police water cannon. He lost consciousness with the impact, a group led him to the fire department to go to the hospital.Injured photographer2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hell, only this year the police have seriously injured four photographer as I recall...
Commisions?Herro!Commisions?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been thinking, should I start doing commisions...?
My friends have been telling me I should...but I'm still not sure.
I mean, it's a great way to get points, because I want a premium membership, and to change my username
If I did commisions, would y'all get one?
I'm a noob at this, guise.
Don't blame me.
Have more Anthony hump to keep you until I write another journal
More Anthony hump
Also, if I started a Youtube channel, would y'all watch it?
My Art School RantI mentioned I had a rant about art schools and many of you said you wanted to hear it. Well, its long so I hope you meant it. This will make some of you angry, but I hope not. I love art schools and I love their instructors even more! Many art instructors are friends of mine. This rant is about the art school teaching SYSTEM. Money drives that, just like any other business, so there will be mistakes made because of greed. So, without further ado.....My Art School Rant3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Art School Rant
I have a love-hate relationship with art schools. I love what they stand for- the pursuit of and love for creating great art! I still get excited walking into an art school. Seeing all the rows and rows of wonderful Macs, the energy (or lack thereof- we ARE talking about art students, after all), the artwork on the walls, the postings of upcoming events and guest speakers, the dirty floors, the whole
And the Quotable Semi-Finalists are...Writers and designers, you really rocked your words this time around! The following original phrase designs made the list of top 50 and are all semi-finalists! Thank you for taking the written word and transforming it into designs that are verbally and artistically unique, fun, wearable and original.And the Quotable Semi-Finalists are...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Once the judges make their tough decisions, there will be a total of three finalists selected. Two designs will be selected from the 50 Semi-Finalists and one design will be chosen from the entire pool of entries. Three finalists will each receive $1,500 USD and 20 units of their T-Shirt to distribute amongst friends and family. Plus, each winning design will be sold in the deviantART T-Shirts & Gear Shop!
Here are your top-voted Semi-Finalists: