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On a Journey 
27th-Mar-2009 07:50 am - Earth Hour
vincent
Last year, I thought of Earth Hour as a clever gimmick. I mean, yes, one hour of lower electricity consumption is a good thing but if we really want to save our planet, it takes more than an hour a year. Then I read this article on Yahoo News this morning. One hour of less electricity usage reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 840,000 pounds in the Chicago area. Wow. I doubt muchly that Vegas will turn off its lights. However, I followed the link at the bottom of the page and signed up to participate as an individual. The thing is, we don't actually turn on our lights very often. In fact, I'm pretty sure I only turn them on to read. Maybe I'll spend an hour with my computers and televisions off. I can read. ... *ponders*

Definitely going to have to make my polar bear icons.
23rd-Mar-2009 09:46 pm - You know you want to...
vincent
throw things! Specifically, throw tomatoes at AIG ... the company formally known as AIG. Apparently they're changing their name to AIU. I think Rachel Maddow was on to something when she aired this story tonight. Their new name should be IOU!

Anyway, if you want to throw tomatoes at them, you can do so here:
http://www.moveon.org/tomato/
Fangirl
Anime meme
snagged from etrangere

Go through the list and check off the titles you have watched. For our purposes, "watching" a title means that for TV and OVA series, you have to have seen at least one episode. For one-shots, you have to have seen the whole thing. At the end of each genre/category, add up your sub-total. At the very end, add up the sub-totals to come up with your grand total. If your grand total is 80 or over, congratulations -- you are an obsessive anime watcher!

An Editor's Note: not all the titles listed here are great, and some are even steaming piles of crap. Titles on the list are here because they are either 1) genuinely good, 2) insanely popular, 3) good examples of the genre, or 4) just plain notorious. Good anime obsessives should be able to watch series with any of those qualities.


Otaku?Collapse )
18th-Nov-2008 06:18 pm - I couldn't help myself!
vincent
I grabbed a third egg:

Adopt one today!

*sigh* This could prove to be addicting for at least the next month or so.
16th-Nov-2008 10:59 am - Playing with dragon eggs
vincent
I was trying to get slytherin_lycan's dragon egg to hatch. The black one. Then I decided to snag my own eggs:

Adopt one today!

Adopt one today!

I don't quite understand how it works. But apparently, the more unique people click on and view the egg, the more likely it is hatch.

*shrug*

It's like a tomagotchi, I suppose.
11th-Nov-2008 07:05 am - A random thought and comment meming!
vincent
Any political junkies who are still following the news have run into insane stories regarding Sarah Palin. I've had a thought about the vehemence of these comments: They are coming from the same smear tactic wizards who tried to convince people that Obama was a Muslim and a Marxist. Just a thought.

A comment ganked from slytherin_lycan



Because I think it's important enough to spread as a meme. :-)

In the same breath, I just heard (as in JUST NOW) that California lawmakers are attempting to get prop 8 overturned because the people do not have the power to change the state constitution. Now, I just finished writing a paper on popular sovereignty and the political theory that ONLY the people have the power to change the constitution of any state or nation. So, as noble as this effort is and as much as I want it to succeed, I can't help but point out (quietly) that their logic is faulty. But then, faulty logic passed prop 8 in the first place.


Anywaay,

Happy Veterans Day!!
7th-Nov-2008 01:32 pm - We have learned nothing as a nation
vincent
How can we possibly elect an African-American to the presidency and legalize discrimination on the same night?! Have we learned nothing as a nation? I have gay and lesbian friends. If they love each other, they should have the right to marry. I was listening to reaction on the radio yesterday and I had to turn it off because I became so angry at what was being said.

I think there is a lack of understanding when it comes to homosexuality. Homosexuality is not just about sex! Gay and lesbian people do not think about sex any more than heterosexual people. Marriage is not about sex! Marriage is about love and commitment! Every person who called in against gay-marriage feared that their children would be exposed to gay sex in school and in the community! Get a grip people! Love and commitment are beautiful things, no matter who they are between. Discrimination is discrimination, no matter what you are discriminating against. Interracial marriages were once illegal. What is the difference between them and between a gay or lesbian marriage?

Is it the lack of children being produced? By god! Ban childless-by-choice couples from getting married!!

Is it because people feel homosexual couples will "produce" homosexual children? Um, hello!! If that were the case, how do you explain homosexual people being "produced" by heterosexual families.

The only other thing I can think of is that people don't want homosexuality discussed in school. Why not? I am forced to return to the misconception that homosexual couples are over-sexed somehow and that a marriage between two women is somehow more about sex than about love and commitment, which is untrue.

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I can't protest in person but I'm really good at finding petitions to sign. :-)

Oddly enough, the one I have found attacks the Mormon church, which, apparently, helped to pass Prop 8 in California.

Articles and blog posts can be found here:
SF Gate, article regarding prop 8 contributors
LA Times article from October
Blog entry (with finger gesture) regarding being asked to support prop 8 by the Church
A Deseret News Article discussing the passing of prop 8
And the petition, of course.
vincent
I'm supposed to text everyone and remind them to vote. However, most of the people on my phone are also on my LJ and I know they have voted.

I think Minnie says it best:Collapse )
Remember, only you can prevent forest fires.