Archive for March, 2005

Link: International > International Special > Clerics Fighting a Gay Festival for Jerusalem” href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/31/international/worldspecial/31gay.html?”>The New York Times > International > International Special > Clerics Fighting a Gay Festival for Jerusalem.

Glad to see our leaders of various faiths are able to come together and agree on SOMETHING.

Next time, couldn’t it be about hunger, or war, or poverty?

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Link: Newsday.com – Health News/Science News.

Let me tell you, the day that Burger King puts a gun to my head and force feeds me a Whooper, large fries, and a shake, is the day I’ll start making mewling noises about how unhealthy they are, and how SOMETHING needs to be done.

Right now, the only thing that needs to be done is for people to get a sense of responsibility over where they shop and what they eat. Start buying more organic food so it doesn’t cost so damn much, make it worthwhile for people to sell healthier food, and maybe you’ll find some. Meanwhile, don’t get freaked out when people might actually enjoy a big greasy omlette, some cheese, bacon AND sausage on a huge, carb-laden bun. No one is making you eat it.

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Of course, I’ve never been in the situation where a stranger on the internet solicited me to write a paper for them, but if it ever happened, I hope I keep my wits about me and write a brilliant paper for them, just like Nate Kushner did for Laura K Pahl!

The things that stood out to me were the complete trust she had in Nate, her horrific chat-room spelling, and the fact that she waited until the last minute to do this. You would think that someone who was going to cheat, would give it a little bit more time. Just so they could at least read it over, check some of the sources. Didn’t she read it enough to question Wikipedia as a source? Or has her university told her that something like that would be ok?

How did she ever make the Dean’s list? I think the school, Lewis University, should be almost as embarrassed as she is, if that is the case. Maybe they have nuns that teach there (It’s a Catholic university). That should straighten her out! 😉

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Link: One & Only Dolls Galleries. Beautiful beautiful beautiful dolls. Works of art.

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Rat Birthday Cake

Link: Rat Birthday Cake.

Cake that looks like rats are eating it. Cute.

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Link: girlcotts.

A site of companies to avoid for various feminist oriented reasons.

Some, to me, seem like perfectly legitimate reasons to avoid a company, some reasons don’t bother me, but at least this site went through the bother of telling why they avoid it.

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What harm?

I think I can sum my feelings up on the whole Terri Schiavo case like this:

What harm is there in letting her live?

When possible, choose life.

Always choose hope.

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Calling in Catholic

Link: New York Daily News – Home – Teachers cut school in holy rift.

I wasn’t suprised about Holy Thursday, but was suprised that schools were open Easter Monday. (I don’t know how important Catholics consider Holy Thursday.)

If we are giving the teachers and students off for Passover, why not Easter Monday? I can’t remember there being school on Easter Monday. Even from a practical standpoint, Easter is a huge holiday for families, and many are out of town, or having huge celebrations that day. It’s as big as Christmas for so many, and going into school on the 26th would be a big deal as well.

Jewish holidays in September are given off — I believe we had one just days after the school year started, this school year.

Why is there such outright discrimination against Christian teachers in New York City? Yes, they get Christmas off — it is a holiday. Good Friday is a holiday for some unions, and many businesses close early. But there appears to be more Jewish holidays than Christian holidays that are observed in the public school sysem.

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Link: City Council Member accuses NY Daily News of ‘manipulating mostly people of color’, because of contest error.

Now, this whole Daily News constest thing sucks. They print the wrong numbers, and people who thought they won, didn’t. It’s awful, I’d be very upset. It would hurt. I believe the fine print protects them from such errors, though.

But to make it a race issue? Why? Politics, of course. He isn’t fooling me.

“The people in this room are hardworking people — nobody here is wearing an Armani suit — people who thought finally, after years of honesty, finally that they would get a piece of the American dream,” Gildin told the crowd, which packed two of the hotel’s meeting rooms.

Gildin is a lawyer involved in all this. You know what? They may be hardworking, but they didn’t work hard to win this contest. They scratched off numbers. If they had to do something like carry a 300 pound sack of rocks up 10 flights and then jump out the window into a vat of fluffernutter, then you can say that they worked hard, and were deserving of the prize.

But if we go by hard work alone, then I should be in a family of millionaires, right about now.

Sorry, life doesn’t work that way, and as the greed continues, I have less and less sympathy for the people who thought they won (some who stupidly started to spend the money already), and more for the Daily News.

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Link: AlterNet: Operation Pocket Full of Wishes.

I felt that the police went overboard, but that the actual act was ridiculous. Is that what some feminists are demanding now? FREE TAMPONS?

Oh, please.

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