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(no subject) [Jan. 29th, 2005|11:54 am]
Justin
Cats rock.
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(no subject) [Nov. 7th, 2004|06:31 pm]
Justin
Ok. Everyone here needs to be peed on by a 3 yr old. You have to. now. It's a great experience to be had... so go do it. No 3 yr olds around? well... walk up to one in the mall sometime, or at the grocery store and say "hey little boy, come over here and pee on me. please."

go.

now.
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reality check..... [Nov. 4th, 2004|08:14 pm]
Justin
[Current Mood |contemplativecontemplative]
[Current Music |silence is the bounty out of which all music arrives]

If there was 1 trait that I would bestow upon the whole world of people, I would grant open-mindedness (unbiased, reasoning, examine-all-facts mentality). But I will break that down into 3 exquisite personal traits that help make up a respectful character and personality. I am being broad, here, but add more if I miss something important!

I'm getting into a bit of a rhetoric rumble here, and I would need to go more in depth with how I define such words as "perfect," "selfish," and "perspective" and I don't want to do that right now. I believe my point is made.

Introspection / improvement with doing the best with what you have

This refers to the intent and ability to seek imperfections and improve upon them without bias. Perhaps those who claim that all people are, by nature, sinners, mean to tell us that if we are ever so full of ourselves to think that we are in any reason capable of complete perfection, we risk putting ourselves in a place where we render ourselves unable to become better people; improvement is impossible in that stage. But then again, I believe many people already think that. In that situation, we throw away our "toolbox" which helps us fix that which is broke, and succeed. To improve oneself is to improve everybody around us, and to do that we need to use our tools(whatever we have) the best that we can. All too often, people fall short of fixing their shortcomings when they ignore their resources and refuse to analyze/examine their mistakes. This does not show care with doing the best with what one has.

Regard for alternate perspectives

We all live in our own cardboard box; we are each shown different things, experience different scenarios and events, and learn/think in different styles. The problem is that we all expect somebody else to see everything through our eyes, and it is all too easy to become frustrated when somebody else disagrees with us. This sounds very simple and obvious at first, but in extreme situations this is easily forgotten. In fact, people will readily ignore such a fact in many circumstances. Case in point: our presidential election. So this involves two things: tolerance, and understanding (effects here are threefold: one will learn more, one will argue[not fight] more effectively, and one will negotiate more effectively).

Relative selflessness

I think simple selflessness is not practically possible. We have needs, and seek that which allows us to survive; to say that one can be totally selfless would be a hypocrite. Even one who gives to charity or makes sacrifices that would appear harmful to one's self are acting under an ultimate selfishness; it is good to be selfish in certain extents ("feelings" of having helped out). The point is to be selfish in such a way that others are benefited as well, greed is minimized, harm done to others is minimized. Although now that I reread this passage, I admit that i've leaked a bit of an oxymoron, for "selfish" actually refers to that which does not include others, but which is based around only the one self. I hope you get my point.
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A new song... [Nov. 2nd, 2004|11:20 pm]
Justin
[Current Mood |tiredtired]
[Current Music |hmm.. mine i guess]

Alive are the howels of foul growels,
to true through you is the perception,
and always never enough

Never dreamy loud, sinking through a metal cloud,
out of sight and out of mind
and always never enough

too meek, too weak, too little to tweak
no use to move or lose the noose of ignorance
and always never enough

however mild or wild or infinitely defiled
thy cares float in my blood not
and always never enough

forgetful is the good of dandilions smell
with that which gives rain and rainbow
and always there is hope
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Down with corporatization and profit. [Oct. 24th, 2004|09:18 pm]
Justin
You need to go see the movie Super Size Me. Right now. Blockbuster, Superstar Video, Hollywood Video.. anywhere.



Go.
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i hate the phone [Oct. 7th, 2004|04:20 pm]
Justin
[Current Mood |okayokay]

ok so i called a friend of mine that i havn't talked to in more than a decade... (i thought 13 years, but now that i think about it, it was probably only 11 or so...) i heard tons of good news though, and i felt really really really great. i felt kinda dumb tho 'cause i kept askin her questions and wouldn't shut up. although, we're gonna meet sometime this weekend... so when i was talkin to her i thought to myself "ok dickhead yer gonna see her in a couple days just freakin hang up" I don't wanna scare her... ugh "SOME CREEP FROM THE PAST WANTS TO CATCH UP AHHH"

now i gotta call a music educator from another private school to organize a... well, hard to explain... like a converging music experience between her students and my students...

i f'in hate talkin on the phone. lol.
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change of pace.... [Oct. 6th, 2004|09:29 pm]
Justin
[Current Mood |highhigh]

Mood: no i'm really not HIGH, but the icon makes me laugh...

now to give my journal a taste of fun for once...

1. Who are you?
2. Are we friends?
3. When and how did we meet?
4. Do you have a crush on me?
5. Would you kiss me?
6. Describe me in one word.
7. What was your first impression?
8. Do you still think that way about me now?
9. What reminds you of me?
10. If you could give me anything what would it be?
11. How well do you know me?
12. When's the last time you saw me?
13. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't?
14. Are you going to put this on your LiveJournal and see what I say about you?
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YOU CANT SAY THIS MORE PLAINLY [Oct. 6th, 2004|08:27 pm]
Justin
[Current Mood |shockedshocked]

Official report just released from Chief Weapons Inspector: NO WMD. BY. THE. WAY... (for those of you who don't know) foxnews is a VERY conservative source.

oh, that having been said... let me refresh everyone's memory on what BUSH specifically said (verbatum excerpt from 2003 state-of-the-union):

...
The United Nations concluded in 1999 that Saddam Hussein had biological weapons sufficient to produce over 25,000 liters of anthrax -- enough doses to kill several million people. He hasn't accounted for that material. He's given no evidence that he has destroyed it.

The United Nations concluded that Saddam Hussein had materials sufficient to produce more than 38,000 liters of botulinum toxin -- enough to subject millions of people to death by respiratory failure. He hadn't accounted for that material. He's given no evidence that he has destroyed it.

Our intelligence officials estimate that Saddam Hussein had the materials to produce as much as 500 tons of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent. In such quantities, these chemical agents could also kill untold thousands. He's not accounted for these materials. He has given no evidence that he has destroyed them.

U.S. intelligence indicates that Saddam Hussein had upwards of 30,000 munitions capable of delivering chemical agents. Inspectors recently turned up 16 of them -- despite Iraq's recent declaration denying their existence. Saddam Hussein has not accounted for the remaining 29,984 of these prohibited munitions. He's given no evidence that he has destroyed them.

From three Iraqi defectors we know that Iraq, in the late 1990s, had several mobile biological weapons labs. These are designed to produce germ warfare agents, and can be moved from place to a place to evade inspectors. Saddam Hussein has not disclosed these facilities. He's given no evidence that he has destroyed them.

The International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed in the 1990s that Saddam Hussein had an advanced nuclear weapons development program, had a design for a nuclear weapon and was working on five different methods of enriching uranium for a bomb. The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa. Our intelligence sources tell us that he has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes suitable for nuclear weapons production. Saddam Hussein has not credibly explained these activities. He clearly has much to hide.

The dictator of Iraq is not disarming. To the contrary; he is deceiving. From intelligence sources we know, for instance, that thousands of Iraqi security personnel are at work hiding documents and materials from the U.N. inspectors, sanitizing inspection sites and monitoring the inspectors themselves. Iraqi officials accompany the inspectors in order to intimidate witnesses.
...

AAAND the money shot:

...
Year after year, Saddam Hussein has gone to elaborate lengths, spent enormous sums, taken great risks to build and keep weapons of mass destruction. But why? The only possible explanation, the only possible use he could have for those weapons, is to dominate, intimidate, or attack.


please pinch me.
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soup [Oct. 3rd, 2004|08:14 pm]
Justin
[Current Mood |aggravatedaggravated]

ok ppl... omg. so whats the deal with this polarization in politics? i going out on a bit of a limb here, but i think our nation has reached a point where there are too many friggin people in the country to accomodate socially. and the more i think about it, the more i think that its a race of subjectivity vs. objectivity. many people have specific morals that are assumed to be common sense or self-defined. others assume that morals are more objective and experience based (or broad... specific ones cannot be agreed upon because of the discrepancies of experience in our lives. It isn't that people CHOOSE different morals, its just that people experience different morals). We're on the brink of a civil war crusade-style.

I think I've finally figured out where I stand now in this election despite liberals calling me confused and conservatives calling me evil. Please_read,_I_know_its_long;_I_respectfully_put_it_in_an_LJ-cut.Collapse )
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for those of you who may or may not care: [Sep. 19th, 2004|09:28 pm]
Justin
[Current Mood |blahblah]

YAY for ravens ripping the steelers a new asshole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In the event of such a catastrophic hurricane season so far, I think it's a good time to mention something obvious now: climate is on the fritz, and won't be getting much better. I don't want to throw too much out there to make this look redundant and boring, but feel free to click on the links and check out how smart we, as human beings, are being.

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meanwhile..... we spend money on other things. money is so crucial to society; we're going to die because of it.

I had a phuqued up dream a couple nights ago... like... bad shit.Collapse )

peace.
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