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February 19th, 2011

04:27 am: Marking time
That's what it feels like I'm doing most days. Yet, none of the options that have come along have quite felt right, and invariably not too long after, I realize I'd have been worse off if I'd pursued them. An old friend tells me I'm here for a reason, and I've been thinking the same thing for a while, but so often I feel like I'm just spinning my wheels and not making any difference.

Current Location: work
Current Mood: tiredtired

February 17th, 2011

12:55 pm: I hardly ever get on here anymore, but I'm on facebook almost constantly. Go figure.

November 4th, 2009

03:30 am: Happy Anniversary Sesame Street
By way of Google's doodle:


Although according to the Wikipedia, the show didn't premiere until 40 years ago next week.
Of course, even Sesame Street isn't what it used to be http://jaegan438.livejournal.com/2006/10/27/
Or maybe kids aren't what they used to be. Or maybe it's just America. *sigh*

Current Location: work
Current Mood: discontentdiscontent

November 3rd, 2009

06:52 am: Disappointment
I put off signing up for facebook for a long time, but I finally did because I found someone from my past that I'd been looking for for years. Unfortunately, they haven't responded to my messages, and apparently declined my friend request. (I say apparently because facebook doesn't actually tell you when people decline, they just disappear form pending - they really need to improve that). So either they don't remember me, which I find hard to believe since I visited them in another country one summer, or for some reason don't care to renew the acquaintance. Apparently they meant more to me than I did to them :(

Oh well. I guess you really can't go back.

Adieu, ma chere.

Current Location: work
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed

October 25th, 2009

04:11 am: A good summary

01:44 am: Why do people not know whether they are in the city limits or not? It's fairly simple; if you pay city taxes, you're in. If you don't, you're not entitled to call for city services. That's the deal. Simple. Of course, I guess a bunch of these deadbeats don't pay any taxes anyway, so they wouldn't know that. *sigh*

October 14th, 2009

06:50 am: Reasonable Restrictions
For the record, there is no such thing as a reasonable restriction on rights when it is imposed by the government. Reasonable restrictions are those imposed upon oneself by duty and responsibility. Only individuals can be responsible, a government can not be.

I fully support the right of citizens to own any weapon up to and including "nukes", "for all lawful purposes"*

A friend of mine once told me I was in favor of doing away with rule of law and reverting to rule of force. My contention is we don't _have_ rule of law now. We have rule of force, and the government is trying very hard to make sure they have a monopoly on force. That was precisely the concern which prompted the founders to write:

"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

That is manifestly about making sure the people have the tools to remove an oppressive government.

*Such as overthrowing a government which has ceased to be "of, by and for the people".

August 9th, 2009

11:07 am: Have enough of us figured him out though?

More and more I feel that the system has failed. I know for a fact that the legal system is a joke. I work in it. While my specific representatives have an excellent record of voting the way I agree with, my government as a whole does not, and has not for some time. The lesser of two evils, was still, unfortunately, evil. Is it possible to salvage this country from within the system, or will we have to abolish it and start over? I'm afraid I know the answer, but I don't like it.

10:30 am: Homeland Security?

WTF is DHS's interest in this? As far as I can tell he doesn't seem to have been modding the X-boxen into bombs. Law enforcement has defined jurisdictions for a reason people.

10:22 am: What a captcha...

Answer the following question to prove that you are human:

What is the base-3 number 111 in base 10?

(Hint: the answer to the question is also considered an "unlucky" number.)

Current Mood: amusedamused
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