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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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girlcotts

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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