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Funny Obama dance :-) [03 Nov 2008|04:17pm]

whwizel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEijMNgBoM0
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out of many, one [03 Nov 2008|10:05am]

angella_mich
I've just created out_of_many -
A tolerant place - To talk about anything & everything in a friendly atmosphere.. [i'm now doing the difficult part of recruiting members]

If this isn't allowed, let me know and i'll delete the entry:)
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8/7: Forum on Squatting in NYC [06 Aug 2008|10:05pm]

freegandotinfo
Squatting Forum @ 123

Join Freegan.info for a forum on reappropriation of the conditions of
homelessness. The dispossessed are denied their rights to food and shelter
by a system that recycles suffering and servitude. It is time to take
advantage of the conditions of neglect by resettling abandoned buildings
to forge the consensual space of extra-political collectives.

The talk will be about squatting, and the formation of networked
collectives to engage in the nuts and bolds of every-day class struggle.
The spaces of every-day life need to be revolutionized for autonomy,
self-determination, and freedom ! ! !

Date: Thursday, August 7th @ 7PM

Location: 123 Community Space in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn at 123 Tompkins, G
train to Myrtle-Willoughby.

Admission: Free, of course!

Free Food!

Organized by Freegan.info and hosted by 123 Community Center.
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Artwork [13 Feb 2008|08:59pm]
farther_on
Civilians Of War
For more, go here.
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No Big Surprise [02 Jul 2007|10:45pm]

horatia1984
[ mood | nauseated ]

All right, how sad is it that Scooter Libby getting pardoned doesn't even rate a "WTF?!" anymore??  What I want to know is why the lint-for-brains "reporters" working for AOL/TimeWarner are even asking people if they "agree" with Czar George II's decision.  As if it were remotely possible for the pardon to be legitimate.

Once again, as disgusting as our government can be, the American "press" has managed to disgust me more.

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Arming Insurgents: "A Plan So Crazy, it Just Might Be FUCKING CRAZY!" [13 Jun 2007|10:05pm]

horatia1984
[ mood | frustrated ]

I nominate Jon Stewart for President.  Who's with me?

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Re-posting Entry From 7/16/06 [30 May 2007|11:12pm]

horatia1984
[ mood | discontent ]

[John Brown, Continued

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[30 May 2007|01:13am]

kindredchord
Where are the activists? Why aren't I one? Why aren't you? All of us. We don't agree with what happens to our common karma, but we don't object either. Seen from one angle, that's a betrayal of those who worked so hard to get us here. And of those that die everyday because we haven't gone far enough.

And I have no answers.

But I do have ideals. And they shame me for my inaction, even as I grow in my strength by striving towards them. People like me, who work to be better and help others, are the sort who ought to be in charge of the common good. Somewhere along the line we've become very confused about what we look for in our leaders.

I'm not saying I know what to do. Just that I'd do it for the reasons it's supposed to be done.

Capitalism creates good markets, marvelous opportunity for self-improvement, but I strongly believe that it must learn to limit the peaks of success. Marble floors and mansions were bad enough, but the greed just keeps increasing, and that aught to be unacceptable while there are many who cannot get what they need. Who are ground underfoot in the name of profit.

This is the test of our species, I'll wager. Not necessarily this moment in time, but this issue. Whether we can keep our greed in check.

I believe the answer is yes. Without doubt. Why? Because I'm human, and I put greed aside on a regular basis. Where one can do, so all can learn.

'How' remains beyond me, but that surety is my faith. My compass star. We can be better, if we try.

*rereads*

Yeah.

Goodnight.
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Deck of Cards [19 Jan 2007|10:46am]

orionflight
Hello, I just came across this community and realize it might be the place to repost my entry of yesterday concerning people who are judgemental and likes to point fingers at everyone but themselves.

my english is not so wonderful and I make up words at times, so hopefully it will be understood.
.........................................................

These past few days i feel as if there are stingers of bees aimed at me.. they sting too

except they forget that whenever they let their stingers out to aim, attack & penetrate, they become the bigger victims. because they die afterwards. no further growth.

we all have flaws and faults.. problem is, some of us have egos set on high and get blinded by superiority complexes and narcissistic-ness. Those are the kinds who will stand on a high pedestal and think they're the only ones up there. and everyone else is below them. what illusions.

They forget the most important thing..

they forget to change the man in the mirror.

oh, I remember seeing an image of a little kitty looking at it's reflection in the mirror.. except the reflection was a lion.. he sees himself bigger than he really is.
[i'm not talking about being ambitious or dreaming here.. that's different.. i'm talking about judgemental ones who see themselves too high & mighty.]


hmm well then, he needs to change that mirror.
.............................................

my list of flaws: too MANY to mention, but i'll name a few
~stubborness
~overly sensitive
~explosive personality [press a button and I explode]
~easily angered
~sometimes aggressive
~overly sensitive
~too many fears
~zero confidence
~overly sensitive
Did I say overly sensitive? [which means easily hurt/ touchy]


what's yours?
.............................................

maybe we should really have a day when everyone is asked to lay all their faulty cards on the table.. I swear I will have a full deck to throw down.. not proud of them but honest enough to throw them in. I'm sure there will be the mr or mrs narcissism who will have their spot on the table empty. no cards. what a joker.

and you bet, if one should take that superior one and turn him upside down, there will be so many decks of cards falling heavily to the ground.

*We could even take it up a notch further- we could all take turns with holding one another upside down and shake all the trash out.
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Political Vanilla - An Argument for Lifestyle Defense [15 Jan 2007|01:25am]

tragiqfantastiq
叙情詩 (A Lyrical Poem)

We women are sentimental creatures, and yes we care more about relationships than the wellfare of the world sometimes, but I definately think politically we'd be far more interesting than men. Who else is tired of the whole shoot-shoot-bang-bang routine? Raise your hands please. Then again, recent years have taught me that women can be spiteful bitches just the same and create about as much violence as the next guy and some men are surprisingly more responsible. So omitting my blatantly feminist-sounding argument for a more neutral approach let's just say i'm tired of the whole BAM!WHAM!KAPOW! routine altogether.

I don't think the way to achieve peace is confrontation, this will only incite the other party to fight back and thus create chaos. If you want to promote a point of view or a lifestyle, you can't do it by reprimanding and judging those who are different, you simply live your life according to your own rules and hope that sets a good example for those you wish to teach.

But if someone doesn't do things your way, getting all up in their face telling them it's wrong is definately not the way to go.

What if you landed on a different planet, where things that are considered outrageous and/or illegal here were the norm. And things you thought were "normal" were considered amoral? Then what would you do? Would you start by telling the ENTIRE POPULATION that they are WRONG? Shit no, they'd skewer you!
Like anybody who's ever been the target of prejudice you'd start by merely protecting your right to do things your way, to live life as you see fit. In other words, your freedom.

The same thing happens with minorities all around the world and those whom you confront concerning their lifestyle. It's not the same to overthrow a government where the people were forced to live a life they didn't choose, than to kill off the president of a country who is proud of having elected him/her as their representative (and no I'm not making obscure references to Hussein or Chavez).

It is also ridiculous to assume that just because you rise to defend a different point of view it means that you, as a neutral party, favor that point of view. For example, if you're fighting me about whether or not I believe nudes should be called art and allowed in a museum because you think it's pornography and therefore offensive to you and I disagree with you, it doesn't mean I am proud of works of art that depict women in humilliating manners, but who am I to say that the subject is a disgrace to humanity? Just because I find it offending doesn't mean I have the right to persecute the artist about it. What if the fact that I wear red is offensive to the artist and he/she chases me for the same reason, thinking I've insulted them.

What? We'd chase each other eternally until someone bends their will to the other? That's bullshit!

Goodness gracious, you can't fix people because there is no such thing as broken people. There is different... and that's good. Not everybody likes chocolate! Some people like vanilla!

Oh... what's that on the top? Yes, Jyojyoushi in Hiragana (Japanese). It means "A Lyrical Poem" and technically it's my current favorite song. It has nothing to do with politics, yet it inspires me so much that I wrote this. Funny huh? Being sentimental, makes me turn political.
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New magazine [16 Dec 2006|11:10pm]

beingfree
Hi

Here in Britain we are in the process of setting-up a magazine whose aim is to raise people's awareness of what is really going on the world on political, spiritual, scientific and sociological fronts within an entertaining & inspiring format, with the intent being to unite people toward action in advancing the process of positive practical change within society

More details.... click here :)

If anyone in this group would be interested in contributing, please contact us via the linked myspace site or by me personally on LJ

Thank you

**peace, love & laughter**

geoff
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[02 Oct 2006|10:37am]

rolicu
hey everyone!

I found out about this website through an online community:

http://urth.tv

It's like MySpace, but for "people who value higher consciousness, vibrant living and a sustainable planet."

My name on it is "RobynLee", so feel free to "connect" :)
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[21 Sep 2006|04:05pm]

silent_lament79

   I wanna put my two cents in on the idea of freeganism. Now, I like what it stands for, but there are other ways to uphold and enforce those values without living like a bum. Because that's all you're doing. If that's what you call living as a freegan, then a freegan just killed my aunt last month for no fuckin reason. You want to express your views against capitalism and plant the seed of ecological knowlegde? I'm all for that! I really am. But why should one have to reduce the quality of his/her life to do so? You wanna cut back the amount of money that you put in corporations' pockets? Grow and hunt your own food, build your own home, and live off the land. I just don't see any rationality in living like that. I would rather work my ass off for everything I have, as those who settled our country did, than be a scavenger and relying on the scaps of society to survive. What better way to rebel from something than to just completely turn your back to it and go your own way?  

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Greetings! [19 Sep 2006|12:24am]

silent_lament79
[ mood | mellow ]

What's up eveybody? Chad here, new to LJ and this community. I love a good friendly debate, and can talk for hours about philosophical ideas. Feel free to check out my page if you want. Here's a snippet from an entry...

"Ever hear the phrase 'don't believe everything you read?' It applies equally as well to what you watch. But people accept modern media as their main source of information, and they believe that if it's written or broadcasted, it must be absolute truth. But they don't realize that it's all biased and grossly opinionated. Facts are used sparingly to support one's arguement, and often they manipulate those facts to present their case more convincingly. And if you don't agree with one side or the other, then you are dismissed as anti-American or unpatriotic, or just plain apathetic. I personally choose niether side, left or right, but instead see them both as equally wrong. And because of that, I have been accused of all those things. Actually, I love my country, I just hate the way it's being ran in such a corrupt manner."

I'm always interested in feedback... let's get a conversation started. I noticed with some of these communities that people rarely use them. Let's use 'em for what they're here for...

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Save The Furries! [12 Jun 2006|02:35pm]

lemonbox
I don't know if this is okay,
but I didn't find that is was written as forbidden?


I've become a foster parent for two kittie families of BARC.

Until last night I had 2 nursing mothers & 6 babies(3 each).
As of 12:48am this morning, I lost one.
I spent all of yesterday & last night with her, but she just wasn't strong enough.

One of my kittie families is very sick. They contracted some sort of virus inside the shelter before I picked them up.... now they are battling for their lives. One of the kittens seemed healthy, & I seperated her out immidiately. She is doing well & has been adopted(so to speak) by my own kitties.

The remaining kitten & it's mother are very sick. Not doing well at all!

The mother is coughing & sneezing & is absolutely dripping mucus. Very dehydrated.
She is pretty miserable. She has stopped eating & as a result has stopped producing milk for the baby.
We'd essentially been force feeding her, but this stresses her out so, it's almost not worth it.

The baby is very hopefull, & can be coaxed to eat goats milk & wet cat food.
She still isn't intaking enough. She's catching her mother's illness.
Her dehydration has reached a level that causes horrible diarreah.
This means that none of the benifits of her eating is sticking.

They both need medication, IV fluids, & much much more.

BARC can/will only cover this for a moment.
They will provide some of the IV fluids & medication.
These animinals need much much more.

I'm asking all of you now, please help me!
I'm requesting donations from anyone & everyone.
Anything you can give. Everything helps!
Without this vital assistance, they will die too!

When making a donation, if you'd like updates on these babies...
Comment in your contact info. We can send you pictures & info of their(hopefull) progress.

Thank you!








if donate button fails,
you can donate via paypal to friendsoffurries@yahoo.com


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feud over gay marriage [18 May 2006|10:24pm]

floopyluludrink
[ mood | tired ]

So, I'm new here... hi. I'm Sarah.
I think a good way to start off in a community like this is provide an article, and I came across this today:

WASHINGTON - A Senate committee approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage Thursday, after a shouting match that ended when one Democrat strode out and the Republican chairman bid him "good riddance."

The rest of the articleCollapse )


So, they're actually beginning to consider an amendment banning gay marriage.
I thought the Republicans would never put their money were their mouth is and stop threatening to do it. Gah. I bet that if they lived next door to two hot lesbians they would have no problem allowing gay marriage. Those hypocrites...

Which brings me to an interesting site. GOP Hypocrite of the week is true, informative, and often times funny; pinpointing and attacking different hypocrite each week (of course, some are repeated i.e. Bush and Cheney).

Good night, then. I'm looking forward to reading other users' past posts.
-Sarah

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[16 May 2006|02:16am]

anuttermutters
PIMP PIMP PIMP.
Buy a newspaper, help save lives!

The Independent is to turn RED. This newspaper is becoming the first member of the media to join the partnership set up by the U2 singer, Bono, to raise money for the war on Aids in Africa.
The initiative is designed to throw the weight of the corporate world behind the fight against the disease that will kill two million Africans - equivalent to the population of Leeds - this year alone. The big high street names, including American Express, Gap, Converse and Giorgio Armani have already signed up to the scheme - and now so has The Independent. On Tuesday 16 May the paper will be edited by Bono and The Independent will be donating half its revenues to RED.
Reposts elsewhere will be greatly appreciated

O, and Hi *waves all friendly like.
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[01 May 2006|07:19am]

sicklyscars
To make this on topic... I do see the television networks currently using glbt as a marketing ploy sickening, and so while I agree with this person's ultimate motive, I think the glbt community should really be behind this as wellRead more...Collapse )
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[15 Mar 2006|02:11pm]

xmsaatrtax
I'm new, and trying to get some info to the public.
If you are interested in this, please repost.
__________________________________________________________

Do you give a fuck about your FREEDOM...? Think about it... It IS getting taken away, bit by bit. This is no longer a "free" country.

I totally understand the need for rules, and boundries- but when our goverment starts telling us the press is not ALLOWED to talk about anything negitive about the goverment, there is a real problem.

Read these...

Read this.
Watch this VIDEO.


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So far, it looks as though Bush does better on foreign policy when he's being an isolationist. Maybe he should just stay home and cut taxes for the rich some more, or go expose some CIA agent for political payback against her husband, or just spy on a lot of American pacifists.
The atricle.
___________________________________________________________________
"WASHINGTON -- Reporters who write about government surveillance could be prosecuted under proposed legislation that would solidify the administration's eavesdropping authority, according to some legal analysts who are concerned about dramatic changes in U.S. law."
The atricle.
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"States have steadily limited the public's access to government information since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a new Associated Press analysis of laws in all 50 states has found. Legislatures have passed more than 1,000 laws changing access to information, approving more than twice as many measures that restrict information as laws that open government books."
The atricle.

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* Wonkette – “Forbidden, this page (http://www.wonkette.com/) is categorized as: Forum/Bulletin Boards, Politics/Opinion.”
* Bill O’Reilly (www.billoreilly.com) – OK
* Air America (www.airamericaradio.com) – “Forbidden, this page (http://www.airamericaradio.com/) is categorized as: Internet Radio/TV, Politics/Opinion.”
* Rush Limbaugh (www.rushlimbaugh.com) – OK
* ABC News “The Note” – OK
* Website of the Al Franken Show (www.alfrankenshow.com) – “Forbidden, this page (http://www.airamericaradio.com/) is categorized as: Internet Radio/TV, Politics/Opinion.”
* G. Gordon Liddy Show (www.liddyshow.us) – OK
* Don & Mike Show (www.donandmikewebsite.com) – “Forbidden, this page (http://www.donandmikewebsite.com/) is categorized as: Profanity, Entertainment/Recreation/Hobbies.”

Sevral websites are being restricted in Iraq- mostly about democracy, and politics. Sounds to me that the goverment doesnt want the Iraqi people knowing what democracy TRUELY is.
The atricle.
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[09 Feb 2006|10:50am]
tranquilrecess
Essay #1

POSTMODEMISM

Postmodemism is a term that has to do with the modern PC. We no longer believe in slow,
outdated theories such as dial-up, but rather have moved on to the newest technologies
which naturally bring about moral progress. We have moved on to the more progressive
internet connections (i.e. DSL and cable). Therefore, there are no absolute values.

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