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Monday, March 28th, 2005
11:55 pm
[19000and2]
This community is officially closed. You guys completely missed the point. This was never meant to be a "what's your uninformed opinion on this stupid bullshit" forum.

Main Entry: syl·lo·gism
Pronunciation: 'si-l&-"ji-z&m
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English silogisme, from Middle French, from Latin syllogismus, from Greek syllogismos, from syllogizesthai to syllogize, from syn- + logizesthai to calculate, from logos reckoning, word —more at LEGEND
Date: 14th century
1 : a deductive scheme of a formal argument consisting of a major and a minor premise and a conclusion (as in "every virtue is laudable; kindness is a virtue; therefore kindness is laudable")
2 : a subtle, specious, or crafty argument
3 : deductive reasoning

Learn to fucking think, people. I was forced into closing this community down by you.

Current Mood: cranky
1:02 pm
[magic730dreams]
12:02 pm
[magic730dreams]
Gender Equality
Okay-hypothetical situations: You have a little boy, who is about 2 years old. You are walking around in Wal Mart with them, and you stop off in the toy section. You promised him one toy of his choice. Your son runs down the alise to pick out a toy, and comes back pushing a very pink baby carriage. It's got lace around the edges, and a doll "napping" inside. You cringe, and your first thought is "Oh my goodness, my son is gay." But you, being an open-minded person, let him push it around while you go around the toy section. You go to the X-Men figures, and try to get him to want one of those. But he really seems to like this stroller. You keep shopping, and in about a half hour you're ready to check out, and he still wants the damn stroller. Do you buy it, or do you suggest a more "boy" toy?

Next: You have two kids, a boy and a girl. You and your husband/wife are having "chore day" and have decided each of the kids will follow one parent around, and learn how to do some household chores. The kids are about 7 or 8 or so. Do you pair your little girl with the parent doing the bathrooms and dusting, or do you pair her with the parent doing lawn care and hedging? For that matter, which parent is doing which chores?

Lastly: You are a full-time employee at a sales company. You work in an office, 8 to 5. Your husband (say you are a woman for this, even if you aren't) works full time at a Walgreens as manager. Your five year old child is sick, and the school wants to call a parent to pick the child up. Does the school have your work number, or your husband's work number?

Please anwser and tell why you would do whatever you would do. -Brit
Friday, March 25th, 2005
4:32 pm
[lost_n_unfound]
Urg...
Been doing some thinking… about people… Boys and girls and people. Jealousy. Truth. Deceit. Everything…
Girls are jealous. For instance, a bisexual girl can have both a boyfriends and a girlfriend. If either look at another chick, they’re jealous. Girls are rarely ever jealous of guys. Always just themselves. They’re their own competition. One girl compared to another…
Girls seem to be made to be judged. Think about it. Males still have a dominant rule. Love is just a fixation of one’s imagination… We are judged for being ugly or fat or slutty or prude. Nothing’s ever good enough and everything’s always wrong… Always… We can be innocent and perfect, but then one will think “Oh, she won’t put out” and if they do put out “Oh, she’s a whore and easy.” Who are we supposed to be?
(I think that’s why so many chicks nowadays are turning bisexual or lesbian. The constant standards we have to live by and with another girl, she can sympathize and she knows the utter shit of it all… Always being watched and judged and thought of as just a walking sex machine-no feelings… But girls can be so much deeper than that if they haven’t already accepted their undefined yet laid out sex path ahead… Hell, I know that’s some of what hooked me…)
But then there’s guys. And there’s that illusion we’ve all created in our minds of “the perfect man.” Only, there’s no such thing as a man, nonetheless a perfect one. They all end up being assholes. All of them. None of them can ever understand the utter complexity of a chick’s brain and her emotions. They’re all just walking boners. I loathe them all. Such enmity and animosity built up for the lot of the, it’s crazy… Ass wipes…
All they can ever seem to think about anymore is sex and it’s not even sentimental or special and loving… It’s dirty… Disgusting. Girls are now just a pawn in a never-ending game of lust. We’re all like some fine article of clothing: some cheap, some fancy, some used, some beautiful, some thrifty, some second-hand, some shining, some dull, some dark, some light… And we’re bought with just three simple words and sometimes not even that and we get used and “worn” over and over again, so much so that finally we’re “too” worn for the consumers’ taste and they move on to the next article… The next item… The next victim…
Disgusting… Pigs…
And they’re always insisting that they’re different. Not like the rest of them… Hey, buddy: you got a penis, you’re just like the rest of them, I say. Fuck so-called differences. The world’s a game with pawns and players and the basic rules will never change… Never…
All lies just to stick their cock in something wet. Well, I’m sick of it. Even thirteen year old boys now play that damned “I-love-you” card and the sad part is: we still all fall for it… Maybe not every single one of us, but there’s hardly a case deriving from the “norm” of hopeless damsels.
Sadly, love is no longer wonderful or brilliant. It’s a word tossed around by anyone that can pronounce it… Love isn’t beautiful, like it should be… Love is… lust… And personally, I am not one to live by lust.
But, are there really some out there capable of the true meaning behind the indefinable word? is it just that-a word? Some hopeless concoction of continents and vowels created to give us all some false optimism to live and go about by?
Who out there believes in love and has faith in its true existence? …I don’t… Not anymore… (I have someone I’d risk anything for… Who I feel for beyond my wildest dreams and who can craze my mind with just a glance… but it hurts, too… I love her so much… and I don’t know if I’m so obsessed with my love for her that I’ve become so utterly consumed in it that I can no longer feel anything back… Can it be? Is it love? It’s not so much lust as I just enjoy holding her… Just touching her… Not sexually even or anything… just touching… accidentally, even… Love tends to be a bitch when it’s real… But is it???)
And people are all the same. Fighting and struggling and killing just to be “the best”… Downing your own brother’s worth just to make it out on top yourself. To have that control… Life’s about control, too… And love, in essence, is control…
Think about it…
And what is truth or honesty? What is that? No one is ever really true to themselves anyway, due to uncontrollable, unavoidable, undeniable, unwanted, yet so real consequences… So everyone lives life by “the standards”. No one ever tells the truth anymore, either. All just bullshit and lies to get their way (though not necessarily what they originally wanted-remember, no one is ever really true to themselves) or to weasel their way out of something they knew was wrong or know is wrong… You just can’t trust anyone anymore… Lying to better your own self image… To gain control over what you never really had control over in the first place…?? Could be…

Nevermind... I don't know what I'm saying...

Current Mood: bored
Thursday, March 24th, 2005
3:56 pm
[magic730dreams]
just for giggles
Okay, there are a few political cartoons. Pick one through three, and comment accordingly. Cause no one is saying anything worth reading here. Thank ya! :-) -Brit

view the cartoons!Collapse )
Monday, March 21st, 2005
4:54 pm
[magic730dreams]
it's been quiet around here...
do you think we should tell kids the truth when bad things happen? or sugar coat it?
Sunday, March 6th, 2005
9:19 pm
[pooh_shinkie]
Which statement is more accurate?


A. People tend to be romantically drawn to others with similar personalities, likes, dislikes, and beliefs to theirs.
B. Opposites attract.

I came across this on a website and thought it was interesting.

Current Mood: thoughtful
Tuesday, March 1st, 2005
10:23 pm
[magic730dreams]
Sunday, February 27th, 2005
2:23 pm
[magic730dreams]
12:42 am
[i_killed_barney]
Do you believe that children who grew up in troubled homes (physically or mentally abusing parents) will grow up to be physically or mentally abusing/find a spouse who is physically or mentally abusing.
Friday, February 25th, 2005
4:46 pm
[i_killed_barney]
Is there such a thing as True Love?
8:07 am
[lost_n_unfound]
8:08
It's exactly 8:08 in the morning on my computer. I'll keep you posted on time. I have nothing to do this hour. My friend's doing my work for me. I don't wanna be here.
People are do sad. Don't you wish you could change them? I know I do. Like, everyone kills one another and half of the time they can't think of why they would do it. The world is so fucked up and the worst of it is that it knows it is. People throw their shit into one big pile, complain that the pile is too big, and then turn around and walk away. How is this? How can we be so ignorant? It pisses me off because so many lives are being lost and at stake. I mean, if only we could force people to open their fucking eyes and see what shit they're causing... But then... would they even care?

The world's fucked up.

~alex
Thursday, February 24th, 2005
10:17 pm
[19000and2]
From: zimra [mailto:zimra1@netvision.net.il]
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2005 12:23 PM
Subject: You can help


As you know, I am a resident of Neve Dekalim slated to be deported,
homeless, and unemployed with my husband and five children.
I thought you might want to know that Israeli non Jewish soldiers are now
being trained to break womens' wrists (mine, for example) so that their
babies can be easily snatched from them during the evacuation - and they are
learning to do this in such a way that leaves no signs of laceration on the
skin so that the women will not be able to show it to the media.

Following is an open letter from Pastor Jim Vinyard (from Oklahoma) to Ariel
Sharon regarding the illegal and immoral forcible expulsion of the Jews from
Gush Katif and the Shomron.

Do you want to help?
You can:
1) Get the following article published in your local newspaper.
2) Write or call Prime Minister Sharon: Office of the PM, 3 Kaplan Street,
Jerusalem, Israel; webmaster@pmo.gov.il; 972-2-652-4040; 972-2-670-5527.
Write:
I strongly identify Pastor Jim Vinyard's open letter regarding the illegal
and immoral forcible expulsion of the Jews from Gush Katif and the Shomron.

cut and paste the letter and sign your name

3) Send a copy of your letter to President George W. Bush, the White House,
Washington, DC 20500; <mailto:president@whitehouse.gov>
president@whitehouse.gov; 202-456-1414.
4) Distribute this letter as widely as possible, to your Congressional
representative, your email list, and your religious leaders. Ask them to
add their voices of outrage against the "black-days" planned for the Jewish
people.


Open Letter from Pastor Jim Vineyard to Prime Minister Sharon



Christian-Zionist greetings to you Sir on this "black-day" in the history of
the nation of Israel! I call it a "black day" Sir, as an observer from
Oklahoma, because of your arrogant and jubilant boast to your cabinet that
"Gaza will be 'Judenrein' (my words Sir) by Rosh Hashanah." I call it a
"black day" Sir, because your personal plan is a reversal of your "campaign
platform" you had against Amram Mitzna. I call it a "black day" Sir because
your concept of democracy now says "anyone who speaks or writes against the
disengagement plan is guilty of incitement".

I call it a "black day" Sir, because your five thousand Druze, Bedouin and
Jewish jerks, raised in a non-faithful environment, "storm-trooper
deporters", will not have to wear name tags, hence no accountability. I
call it a "black day" Sir, because a Hatzofe article noted that many of your
storm troopers will be Druze and Bedouins, who are "looking forward" to
manhandling Jews. I call it a "black day" Sir, because the entire storm
trooper machine, which is now known as the "State of Israel" had reneged on
its Abrahamic Covenant, to adopt a new, sick and macabre venture, all in an
effort to secure the "silly approval" of the European Union and the Bush
Administration. I call it a "black day" Sir, because your "storm trooper
school for deportation", established in Beit-Govrin [Lak'hish area], now
promises a cool $5,000 bonus to the "storm trooper" deporters. With five
thousand storm trooper deporters receiving $5,000 each, that is a cool
$25,000,000 (million) the American tax payers will be giving your storm
troopers to deport Jews.

I call it a "black day" Sir, because of the fact that it would seem that the
only true friends of those people whom you supposedly lead, the apple of
God's eye, are the faithful Jews and Christian Zionists, who believe that
God meant what he said, and said what he meant, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

I call it a "black day," Sir, because it is like that day, when Israel's
first King, King Saul, as the Holy Bible tells us in 1 Samuel 13: 13-14,
when Samuel said to Saul: "thou hast done foolishly, thou has not kept the
commandment of the Lord thy God, which He commanded thee .... But now thy
kingdom shall not continue. The Lord hath sought him, a man after his own
heart, and the Lord hath commanded him to be captain over his people,
because thou hast not kept that which the Lord commanded thee."

I call it a "black day," Sir, because it is like that day, when Israel's
king, King Ahab, had Elijah tell him that King Ahab had acted immorally in
deporting faithful Naboth from his home. God never changes His morality.
You too, are acting illegally and immorally when you remove Jews in Gaza and
Shomron in 2005 from their homes. As the Bible states: "has thou killed,
and also taken possession ... in the place where dogs licked the blood of
Naboth, shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine." [1 Kings 21:19]. I call it
a "black day," Sir, because it is a day in which people in democracies
worldwide need to know that Israel now has a fascist dictatorship endowing
Israel in its ruling elite with legitimacy. I call it a "black day," Sir,
because American Christians and Jews need to know that Israel's Prime
Minister must presently be exposed as a dictator. I call it a "black day,"
Sir, because Americans need to know that you are utterly ruthless and will
stop at nothing - not even bloodshed - to deport Jews from their homes in
Gaza and northern Samaria.

I call it a "black day," Sir, because I am going to have to involve all the
resources I can, in money and people, to let Americans know what you, Sir -
a man who reminds me of Haman, mentioned in the Bible in Esther's day - are
going to do to the innocent Jews in Israel.

I call it a "black day" because America is complicit with you in this
endeavor.

A true yedid and haver to the Jews,

Jim Vineyard, Baptist pastor

Windsor Hills Baptist Church, 5517 Northwest 23rd St., Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma 73127. Email: jav9@juno.com
11:02 am
[ron_jeremy_69]
Can perfection ever be attained?
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005
3:02 pm
[suchahomosexual]
could right and wrong exist if good and evil didn't?
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005
10:55 am
[magic730dreams]
ok, time to get personal
I have been thinking and debating back and fourth and back and fourth again. I have a friend of mine who is gay. (a few actually...) I am really unsure of where I stand on gay marriage...what do you guys think? Yes or no? The only thing I've come out with for sure is that the gay issues today are a mirror of our parents' genneration racial issues. What are your thoughts?
Monday, February 21st, 2005
9:37 am
[magic730dreams]
kinda lame question but just for the hell of it...
Women: equal to men? Belong in the kitchen? Belong in the workforce? Should fathers stay home while mothers go to work? What are your thoughts?

Sunday, February 20th, 2005
10:33 am
[magic730dreams]
Life is a series of metaphores to explain the human condition. True or false?
Saturday, February 19th, 2005
10:04 pm
[pooh_shinkie]
this is stumping me.
Why is it like human nature to call a female teacher "Miss" ___, even if she is married? Cause you never hear anybody say Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Whatever. It's always Miss Brown, Miss Thomas, Miss Whatever.

Somebody explain this to me please.

Current Mood: confused
Thursday, February 17th, 2005
8:42 am
[magic730dreams]
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