it was only after I went to the peace rally at my college, told to me by ,my history and philosophy professor, that I found out that "Books not Bombs" was nationwide. Now when I have children I can tell them, "mommy went to a nationwide peace protest" It was very interesting, actually, and enlightening.
Actually, I think that the basketball player has every right not the salute the flag or stand to it or, if she so choses, to turn her back on it. By doing that, she is able to make a statement of her own beliefs that more people would hear and understand then if she were to write down "I beleive..." in which case no one would care and no one would know. If she feels so strongly about it, she shouldn't be forced to do something that she feels is against her conscience.
And there's also a difference between turning your backon the flag and wearing KKK robes. One inspires terror, which is a violation of our right to safety and a hate crime statement, and the other is not.
Ok... this has been blown all out of proportion. I do not doubt that the reporter was partial and knew he'd get more ratings by putting in controversial things. I think overall Michael just wants kids to be happy and is like a big kid himself. I don't believe the whole child molestation thing-though I'll allow that it could be true. I just wish they'd give him the benefit of the doubt at times. Innocent until proven guilty, right?
you know, I agree. I never trusted those tobbacco companies. I just found about the American prisoners in China before WWII... they were so addicted that they would give up a week's ration of food just for a pack of cigarettes. And the companies said they didn't know cigarettes were addicting.
I'm not so sure... I have lied before (many times) and I really wouldn't like to be flogged.
You know, the article said that he made the hoax in order to get off of charges which shows that the FBI/Canadian government is willing to dismiss charges of making fraudulent passports in order to get information. What does this teach our children?
Idiotic definitely... the baby was indeed in danger. I'd never leave my baby alone with someone who did that.
I think that Michael Jackson is incredibly gifted when it comes to music, coreography, and film art in general, but most people who are greatly gifted are have mental problems. The plastic surgey I can get past-he did it like everyone else was but mistakes happen and it messed up his features and he tried to have it redone repeatedly but it didn't help. He is germophobic (is that the right word?) so I can understand the face cloth. The skin bleaching could have been natural- it does happen and Janet is rather light- but I doubt it. Any success in the music business will emotionally mess someone up...and Michael had a lot of it.
lol I know about Planet X....the original, or at least the real scientist behind the popular myth i think was chronicled on science.com or one of those on his Nemesis theory. I thought it was really interesting, but according to his self roclaimed inaccuracy, it'd be anywhere between 25,000 to 250,000 years before planet x cause another ice age/meteor storm effect on us. but anyway, looking it up is fun. I am frmly convinced that the end of the world is coming.
Oh I always do well on intelligence tests, probably because I've taken so many of them. That wasn't my point, just an example of the case.
I'd personally rather have the full enjoyment of fooling myself that I deserve the flattery with the touch of doubt (my optimism), but with more important things its necessary to look harshly and critically at the world so that you are not taken aback when, on the few rare times, you are confronted with the fact that it is false. hmm, if this has started to not make sense, tell me.
When you know its too good to be true, do you let yourself believe in the flattery even though deep down you know its false? or do you completely reject the information as false, even though there just might be a grain of truth?
I only meant that my waking dream in my "world" are far more creepy, amazing, confusing, and there is much more to it than fleeting images of regular dreams. Dreamer Muse has a nice name to it : ) I'd save it to tape because I don't think anyone but myself would understand how the "end" of the story works with the beginning or the fake ending....all very confusing. I really should write a series of fantasy/sci fi novels about this.
Have you seen Existenz? I never saw Brainstorm but I tell you, if there is ever a game/cyber outport to which we could plug our minds to in order to experience things not possible in our everyday lives, I will formerly become a hermit and spend my days in a cyber world in which I am goddess or catburglar (i haven't decided which). As you can tell, I have spent a lot of time thinking on this subject.
Now, what would be really cool is if we had some sort of device to strap onto one's head which projects the images in their minds into like a three-dimensional hallogram with sound and colors but not smells because that just doesn't work.