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Prop 8 [Nov. 7th, 2008|12:39 am]
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This may offend some people. I am for GAY RIGHTS! CIVIL RIGHTS! To all those opposed... you have failed to respect your fellow man, to do unto others as you would unto yourself.

I am disappointed.

Gay marriage ... why can't it happen? What is so wrong with two people loving one another? 

Marriage used to be about sex and wealth.

"Here is my daughter. Now you have permission to have sex with her and we have a legal connection to the resources you control," Says the father to his son-in-law.

Modern society has embraced many religions, philosophies, ideals... and policies. But these prejudice ideas about Gay Marriage are outdated notions.

The real threat underneath the anti-gay-marriage movement is that civil rights are being eroded. There once was a time when interracial marriages were banned in the majority of the country. We had to fight to make the change. We had to love, to fight the hate and ignorance.

I, myself, can love who I want; man or woman, white or black, Christian or... well... anything. Love should not be feared in such a manner that laws are especially written to out law love. When we lash out, is it because of misunderstanding? 

No longer do we live in an age where humans have to fear so many ways to die. Our natural instinct is to protect the ability to reproduce. When you  no longer puting just a tab in a slot that changes the dynamics of our biological relationship. Is chemistry and biology really what we fear?

Through technology, research and medicine some of the greatest threats to our mortality have been eradicated. Think of hygene, sewers, vaccines and healthcare. These have interrupted the natural limits imposed on our growth. No longer do periodic plagues roll through dense population centers. That is to say in developed countries such as the United States and most of the European Union. War and natural disasters are the few things that cap population growth.

Why is it in the United States, a place with so many people we destroy and disrupt the local ecosystems, do we fear something as beautiful as love?

Time has come to get over your primal instincts. To try and learn understanding. Not everyone loves out of the need to have children. 

In addition, science has made it ... obsolete to need the physical exchange of fluids. If Lesbians want a child they can visit a sperm bank. If Gays want children they can go adopt... or can they? 

The laws are shaped so they are not allowed to adopt?! Why? When there are so many children that need special care are we denying these people the right to adopt.

Family is complex. Family is about love. Defending, raising, teaching those you love. Family is more than the mandate that only a Man and a Woman must marry and procreate. The time for such behavior has long past. 

Over population has led to a new understanding of family. Being able to care for another should be the real measure of worth for adoption and marriage.

Why not ban instead... people who have committed rape, molestation and spousal abuse from marrying? This is merely spreading the disease of violence and misery to the next generation.

Unfortunately the next generation will also learn that they are not worthy of marriage as the number of Gays and Lesbians who accept themselves and don't want to hide in the dark, step forward. Step into the light with us.

Love should be the definition of Marriage.
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Theme [Nov. 2nd, 2008|07:53 pm]
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[Current Location |dorm]

Alright well.. I'll try this one more time.
This week's theme: Create a playlist! Reccomend some amazing songs that we can groove on or learn something from. Include the song name and artist. Post at least five.

Posted this way instead... [Oct. 27th, 2008|10:59 am]
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[Current Location |Moonbase]
[Current Mood |groggygroggy]

I'm a big Crash Test Dummies fan, they are my #1 favorite band.

Lyrics to Sonnet 1 (And When The Sun Goes Down) :

And when the sun goes down into the sky
Together we shall sit and we shall sup
And we shall eat, and drink the heady wine
O, let us share the overflowing cup

We'll ramble on the coast, each side by side
We'll feel the sting of bracing salty air
We'll feel the moon pull at the ocean's tide
And wonder that we are together there

One day these things shall have come to pass
And then the end will come, as so it must
No longer shall we smell the summer grass
No longer shall we know each other's trust

So let us walk, and feel the cooling breeze
Before they're just forgotten memories

author - Brad Roberts
From the CTD album Songs of the Unforgiven

It's from his apocalypse album written after 9-11 (he lives in Harlem, NYC)
It's a reminder to enjoy the beautiful things now as they will not always last.
I actually want this to be played if I'm ever married, it's the ultimate love song to me.
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Theme [Oct. 24th, 2008|08:13 am]
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[Current Mood |cheerfulcheerful]

I've got the go-ahead to post the "Themes" in this community. So here's the first one:

ANNOTATED POEM/LYRICS - Find us some beautiful words and tell us what you make of them, what they mean to you, or why you like them. Of course, include title and author.

enjoy :)
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(no subject) [Oct. 23rd, 2008|09:05 am]
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[Current Mood |excitedexcited]

So I guess most of you liked the "themes" idea, yay!
Now: Is there like a moderator who wants to organize that, or should I just go ahead and post a topic every week or so..?
And if anyone has any ideas or something they want to talk about, we can use your suggestions too! I don't want to be like the evil dictator of this thing.
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ideeee-a. [Oct. 21st, 2008|07:59 pm]
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[Current Location |Wisconsin!]
[Current Mood |curiouscurious]
[Current Music |Fleetwood Mac]

Hey you guys! I have a most fantastic idea! well... it's an idea, anyway. Let me know if it's ridiculous or stupid and you think i should give up, and go, and never show my face here again..

But i'll take the risk and make this suggestion anyway.

Since, so far, most of the posts have just been intros (and i know the community's new, and that might be why), maybe we should have weekly 'themes', or something. Like, someone (the moderator of this community, or i'll do it if no one wants to) throws out an idea, and we can all post and discuss for a week. Of course, you would still be able to post about anything else that's on your mind..

But, for example, we could have themes like:
-Make a playlist of sweet songs, and post it
-Post a poem or lyrics of an amazing song; write what it means to you
-Showcase some art you made or liked
-Tell us about your favorite person in this world, dead or alive, famous or just a friend
-Educate us on something you're passionate about

i'm full of ideas. i'm sure you are too. other people can come up with 'themes' too!

so. is that a ridiculous idea, or what?
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!! [Oct. 20th, 2008|09:56 pm]
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[Current Mood |calmcalm]
[Current Music |Moe.]

i just found this community, and think it's fantastic. :)
everyone in it is so beautiful.

so, to introduce myself:
I'm Nichole. eighteen. from chicago, but the city's so ugly (it's all highway and concrete) i moved to wisconsin for college. my major is forestry or bio, or something.
my favorite thing to do is to sit in a circle on the lawn. we've got a giant hookah and a bluegrass band lives right below me.
i like music, writing, reading, and all that great outdoors stuff. i've got a passion for the environment.

i want to meet all the beautiful people in this world. so, if anyone wants to, feel free to add me, no matter who you are. :)

and some pictures, for good measure. under this thingy!!Collapse )

and i don't know. that's it.

let's be friends or something.
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Intro, Dahlings [Oct. 19th, 2008|05:05 am]
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The name's julia and I'm sixteen.
Honestly, I feel so, so much older than that. I've been crazy for pretty much my whole life.

I wear way too much jewelry and I just do whatever the hell I feel like doing. I go to sudbury valley school, and if you've never looked into sudbury model schools, you really should. Basically, it's based on the idea that children have the motivation to learn what they need to learn. Students are free to do with their time whatever they feel like doing with it. There is a huge state park connected right to the campus and it's AMAZING. I'm in my second year right now and it's HEAVEN.

I love music with a fiery passion. The Doors, Pink Floyd, Okkervil River, Devendra Banhart, Neutral Milk Hotel, Mr. Bungle, Astral Projection, and wayyy too much else.

Pictures!Collapse )
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This Day in the Sixites [Oct. 15th, 2008|02:54 am]
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1965 Vietnam War: The National Coordinating Committee to End the War in Vietnam stages the first public burning of a draft card in the United States to result in arrest under a new law.

1969 Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war

1969 Vietnam War: Hundreds of thousands of people take part in National Moratorium antiwar demonstrations across the United States.

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This quiz is relevant to our interests! [Oct. 13th, 2008|07:22 pm]
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[Current Location |Mass Hysteria]
[Current Mood |amusedamused]
[Current Music |Actually, not Bob Dylan]

Your result for The Bob Dylan Album for YOU Test...

Another Side of ...

60% Folky, 92% Lyrics, 33% Rock, 56% Bobby

You like folk somewhat and a range of music, but prefer not to have heavy guitars bothering you all the time. Give Another Side of Bob Dylan a spin; some might call it a poetic masterpiece. The vocals may take some getting used to, but try it a few times.

Chimes of Freedom is a perfect example. You might get a headache the first time you hear it, but soon you'll get over it and hear how cool it is.

l r L r l R L R
High Folk Bob Dylan Times All Back Home Highway 61 High 'Bob'
High Folk John Harding Live 1964 All Back Home Live 1966 Low 'Bob'
Mid Folk Desire Another Side Highway 61 No Direction High 'Bob'
Mid Folk Bob Dylan Blood Oh Mercy Freewheelin' Low 'Bob'
Low Folk Pat Garrett Live 1975 Love & Theft Blonde o. B. High 'Bob'
Low Folk New Morning N. Skyline Basement Tapes B. o. Blonde Low 'Bob'

If this record is too harsh on your ears, go for The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. You'll probably enjoy his earlier works best, and the ones without heavy electric guitar, such as: Bob Dylan (his first album), Nashville Skyline, Blood on the Tracks, Desire, and The Times They're A-Changin'.

Take The Bob Dylan Album for YOU Test at HelloQuizzy

I need to listen me some Bob Dylan. He's one of those artists I know I should listen to and would probably love but haven't got around to. I figure taking this quiz's advice might be a good place to start ;)
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