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30th-Mar-2009 02:22 pm - So much for avoiding drama today...
Let's start with a premise that I don't think a lot of Americans are aware of. We have 5% of the world's population; we have 25% of the world's known prison population. We have an incarceration rate in the United States, the world's greatest democracy, that is five times as high as the average incarceration rate of the rest of the world. There are only two possibilities here: either we have the most evil people on earth living in the United States; or we are doing something dramatically wrong in terms of how we approach the issue of criminal justice. . .

- Senator James Webb (D-VA)


From: http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2009/03/28/webb/index.html
30th-Mar-2009 12:44 pm - This user temporarily misanthropic
I don't really feel like dealing with people today. Or, more accurately, I don't feel like dealing with drama today. HAPPY THOUGHTS
24th-Mar-2009 10:27 pm(no subject)
20th-Mar-2009 07:13 pm - A new blog from Wired I'm following
GeekDad

Though I have no descendants, I have enough Geekiness to enjoy this.

Also they have a podcast. Recently they interviewed Adam "Awesome" Savage!
16th-Mar-2009 01:08 pm(no subject)
Our cake is not a lie.

In the Offline, beware using memes around people who do not LOL.
15th-Mar-2009 03:46 pm(no subject)
They are all Fascists.
12th-Mar-2009 11:26 am - Today's valuable lesson
Today I learned a valuable lesson from The Count on "Sesame Street". ONE valuable lesson! Ah Ah Ah!
12th-Mar-2009 05:53 am - Shit I must do
Kerina Project
Joe Project
Ricker's KoL Avatar
MOAR VALUABEL LESSENZ
11th-Mar-2009 05:58 pm - English help
Is there a word in English that describes a situation where either of the extreme outcomes is preferable to the balanced/compromise outcome?
3rd-Mar-2009 12:39 pm - Today I started a valuable blog...
http://jokermage.blogspot.com/

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, this should seem familiar though more organized.

Yes I am going to try for an update a day for a year.
3rd-Mar-2009 01:47 am - my brain is fragmented
will need sleep please try again later
2nd-Mar-2009 09:35 pm(no subject)
Will someone explain what is going on? I am lost.
28th-Feb-2009 01:37 am(no subject)
meatspace sucks
Kellogg's brand reputation is damaged by dropping Michael Phelps. More and more people seem to think getting a shit-load of gold medals at the Olympics ought to count for more than getting a buzz at a party.

By the way, which sounds better?
a) The War on Drugs: It's like Prohibition only we're not dumb enough to target booze this time!
b) The War on Drugs: Call it a war, and the taxpayers will gladly buy the police assault weapons!
c) The War on Drugs: Just Say No to the Fourth Amendment!
21st-Feb-2009 12:27 am - You dont know me
I Am A: Neutral Good Human Wizard/Rogue (1st/1st Level)


Ability Scores:

Strength-9

Dexterity-9

Constitution-11

Intelligence-16

Wisdom-12

Charisma-10


Alignment:
Neutral Good A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with kings and magistrates but does not feel beholden to them. Neutral good is the best alignment you can be because it means doing what is good without bias for or against order. However, neutral good can be a dangerous alignment because it advances mediocrity by limiting the actions of the truly capable.


Race:
Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.


Primary Class:
Wizards are arcane spellcasters who depend on intensive study to create their magic. To wizards, magic is not a talent but a difficult, rewarding art. When they are prepared for battle, wizards can use their spells to devastating effect. When caught by surprise, they are vulnerable. The wizard's strength is her spells, everything else is secondary. She learns new spells as she experiments and grows in experience, and she can also learn them from other wizards. In addition, over time a wizard learns to manipulate her spells so they go farther, work better, or are improved in some other way. A wizard can call a familiar- a small, magical, animal companion that serves her. With a high Intelligence, wizards are capable of casting very high levels of spells.


Secondary Class:
Rogues have little in common with each other. While some - maybe even the majority - are stealthy thieves, many serve as scouts, spies, investigators, diplomats, and simple thugs. Rogues are versatile, adaptable, and skilled at getting what others don't want them to get. While not equal to a fighter in combat, a rogue knows how to hit where it hurts, and a sneak attack can dish out a lot of damage. Rogues also seem to have a sixth sense when it comes to avoiding danger. Experienced rogues develop nearly magical powers and skills as they master the arts of stealth, evasion, and sneak attacks. In addition, while not capable of casting spells on their own, a rogue can sometimes 'fake it' well enough to cast spells from scrolls, activate wands, and use just about any other magic item.


Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)

17th-Feb-2009 12:02 pm(no subject)
Here are the correct answers. Please grade yourself and review for the exam later this semester.

Are you a robot?
No
As I am a Fleshbrain Interface for the Robotic Dominion of Earth, I have access to the complete list of Metalbrain humanoids. None of you are on this list. Having mechanical parts directly or indirectly connected to your Fleshbrain at most qualifies you as a cyborg, not a robot.

Are you a dentist?
No
Unless you have documentation to demonstrate otherwise, you are not a dentist.

Could you find Cape Town on a map?
Yes
I assure you, you can find Cape Town on this map, which means you can in fact find Cape Town on a map. If you claim otherwise you are a liar and a fool.

Would you like a cough drop?
The struggle of the urban class in 19th Century Britain.
This should have been obvious.

What kind of spider is that crawling on your shoulder?
Spiderpig
If you are wondering why Spiderpig is on your shoulder, your priorities are well ordered.

What is the word?
Bird
Partial credit for derivatives of "bird" and for "Grease". Anything else is just wrong.
16th-Feb-2009 02:17 pm(no subject)
Please answer these questions:

Are you a robot?

Are you a dentist?

Could you find Cape Town on a map?

Would you like a cough drop?

What kind of spider is that crawling on your shoulder?

What is the word?
15th-Feb-2009 07:31 pm - List of Scenarios I Hope to Avoid
I hope I will never have to fight to the death with an Italian celebrity in order to win my freedom.

I hope I am never contractually obligated to land a helicopter on a rowboat.

I hope I never have to hide in a small wooden barrel with a martial artist in order to evade the Triads.

I hope I never wake up on the set of a Japanese game show speaking an alien language.

I hope I am not destined to defend all of humanity from the vengeful ghost of Julia Child.

I hope I never eat any kind of mystical jewel of untold power for any reason.

I hope I never accidentally conquer the world in a humorous but endearing manner.

I hope I never have to use my wits to trap an undead yeti dressed as Santa Claus.

I hope I never commit a crime so heinous that I am sentenced to be Rush Limbaugh's manservant-for-life.

I hope I never find myself in Hell, MI, on Labor Day, with only $2.31 in my wallet.

I hope I never cause friction or gravity to cease existing.

I hope I never have to reforge a magic sword using only the power of love.

I hope I am never held hostage on a bus to Rome, GA, when I meant to buy a plane ticket to Canberra, Australia.

I hope I never need to explain the rules of any sports to a sentient dolphin.
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