Saturday, January 3, 2009
Monday, October 13, 2008
Yeah, I haven't done this in forever... not that it matters much though, I don't think anyone knows I have one of these... But, this is not the point, the point is... that the Flobots are... AMAZING! And if you're at all cool, you'll go to see them when they come on October 30th... so yeah... you guys should come.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
I am so sick of people blaming their problems on other people! Like yes, it's very true that women are oppressed, and I agree that it is messed up, I am a female and I think that the way we have been, and are objectified is wrong, messed up , and morally incorrect. However, I don't think that this means that it's ok for some of these women who have been sexually abused, who have been mistreated, to become prostitutes, yes, for a while it's true, it was whoever that creeps fault who touched you or mistreated you, but there's a certain point where you need to stand up and make a change. Another example, my neighborhood: In my neighborhood Kensington was built on factories in the 20’s. The people of the neighborhood lived in the same row houses that I live in today, and the people worked in the abandon factory buildings that are scattered everywhere housing the homeless population of North Philadelphia, Kensington. The people living in this neighborhood worked in these factories on assembly lines, they were poorly educated and the only thing they knew how to do was to attach this piece to this piece and move it on down the assembly line. They were never taught an actual skill, never actually taught a trade. And they weren’t educated well enough to learn. So when came along the great depression and the factories closed down, they were out of work, and they couldn’t get any other work, because the didn’t know how to do anything else. So this became a poor town. And the inhabitants were looked down upon. “white trash.” And because the name was already upon them, and because they needed money, and because in the time of the depression everybody wanted them, the people of Kensington began to sell drugs. This was their “skill” this was their “trade.” Like any trade it was passed on down from generation to generation, and today this is still the biggest place to buy and sell drugs in all of Philadelphia, the same families who sold it then sell it now. The people here are lazy and they like blaming their current problems on things that happened years ago, before they were even born. And to me that’s the way most of the world is, always blaming their problems on other people. But there’s a certain point where it has to stop being somebody else’s fault, there’s a point when you need to rise up, and fix those problems, regardless of who’s fault they are, because complaining never got anybody anywhere.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
OK so, I am a high school student and today in bio-chem I had a bit of an... issue with one of the other kids... See, we were learning about evolution and so my teacher was showing us different slides, those dog like things turning into whales, this dinosaur turning into a bird and then he shows the picture of apes to humans. When he showed this slide one of the students in my class jumped up and started yelling that he wouldn't stand to be taught lies by my teacher, my teacher, being the awesome bio-chem teacher that he is, asked him why he thought it was lies. The student said because the bible says that Adam and Eve were created and that they were the first humans and that therefore there is no such thing as evolution. I got kind of frustrated at this and asked the student, "Are you actually telling me that you are going to believe something that is based on absolutely no proof whatsoever except for a book. Over years of evidence from fossils and DNA. studies and research and experimenting and most recently the Genographic project?" "You have to be kidding me... I mean, you can believe whatever you want to believe, you could say that maybe Adam and Eve were the first definite human forms within evolution or you could say that it was god who made this evolution occur but you can't possibly say that evolution doesn't exist." Then he told me he did have proof besides the bible, me, being interested to learn something new as I always am, asked the him to show me. He instantly began spamming me videos from, and yes this is a real thing, GodTube and Jesus Camp videos scriptures and such, then I said that videos where people are acting doesn't prove anything, so he told me I was going to hell. Then he tried to "save me" by spamming me bible phrases and such... I didn't read them, in fact, I deleted them right in front of him, he didn't take to kindly to this and told me I was going to hell repeatedly... At this point my teacher stepped in and tried to mediate. This only caused the student to tell my teacher that he was even more of a sinner than I was because it is one thing if he himself goes to hell but the fact that he is drawing "innocent children" along with him is even worse.
Now, I just have to say, what kind of parent teaches there children to do and say things like that? I mean, ok, people have their beliefs but you shouldn't be telling other people they are wrong because they don't agree... and if you are learning something that is science in science, it may go against your beliefs but it is been proven and so you need to know how to separate what is belief and what is science.
I am SO sick of the government budding their heads in other peoples business. Yes, we know there are some pretty messed up things out there in the world. And yes, we should do something about it if we can. But going over and starting wars and telling them they are wrong and trying to change their ways by force is... stupid. If we really feel we need to change something, the best way is by example, if we do the right thing here, in America, and we are doing well for ourselves, other people will follow. But if we go over and are like “That’s messed up what you did so we’re coming over to start a huge conflict and kill innocent people from both here and our own country.” They are NOT going to listen.
Do you honestly think that this war is about weapons of mass destruction? Well if you did, I’m sorry to inform you but, you’re WRONG! The whole point of it is oil, oil=something to sell=MONEY. Hm... I wonder who it goes to... could it be... schools? NO! Could it be... health? NO! Could it be... homes? NO! IT GOES STRAIT INTO THE GOVERNMENTS POCKETS! And if not there, then right back into the war.