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July 11th, 2016
08:20 pm
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Only love can drive out hate.
I've wanted to make this post for a few days but I wasn't sure how to word it. I'm still not, but I feel the need to say something.

When the United States started it asserted that "All men are created equal." That it has had a great deal of trouble living up to this idea has led to a lot of anger.

When a group of people has been oppressed for so long they have a right to be angry. When most people need protection, when we are being threatened we call the cops. But for too many the cops aren't there to protect, they are the threat. When the justice system is against you where do you go for justice?

This is what has led to the Black Lives Matter movement. Unfortunately this has been used as an excuse by hate filled people to attack others. Bad cops have become more violent, people who hate cops have been killing them, and some have tried to say those officer deaths are the goal of BLM and called them terrorists.

All of this hate, all of this violence won't get us anywhere good. Using racist cops or a lone sniper as a way to paint all police and the entire BLM movement as evil will not get us to where we want to be. That place? That is where all of us no matter the color of our skin, or the beliefs in our hearts, or our gender, or who we love change our status in the eyes of the law. It won't be easy but we can live up to the ideal that we are all equal.

Current Location: America
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Amazing Grace
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March 24th, 2016
09:44 pm
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Conundrum
So I got a 10 gallon freshwater tank with a few plants in it (and a few plant bulbs that I'm hoping will all start growing soon). I can't decide what sort of animal(s) I want to put in it. When I first set up the tank I had a betta named Beta Ray Billie and when he eventually died I had ghost shrimp. I liked each of these but I also would like to have something new. Whatever I get I want to be plant friendly. Any suggestions?

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Current Location: staring at a tank
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: fish heads
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January 1st, 2016
12:42 am
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Happy new year!
May the year to come be a damn sight better than the year that went.

Current Mood: anxiousanxious
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August 5th, 2015
06:20 pm
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A little mermaid comic.
So I'll get to regular life stuff eventually but for this post I wanted to share a comic I found in the 50 cent bin. It had no cover and so I have no idea who wrote/drew/published it. It's kind of beat up but what do you want for the price? Anyway on to the comic:

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Current Location: not under the sea
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: So long and thanks for all the fish
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May 9th, 2015
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Answer for question 4358.
How do you feel about e-readers? Would you rather read an actual, physical book? Why do you prefer one over the other?
I really prefer to have the actual book. It's more convenient for me. I don't have to worry as much about paper book getting stolen as I do a tablet. Also no battery to run down.

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April 5th, 2015
01:03 pm
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Happy Easter!
So lot of things have happened since I last posted but the most important thing is it's Easter so I'll get to everything else in a later post.

The real meaning

death may die

Current Location: home
Current Mood: gratefulgrateful
Current Music: Amazing grace
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October 26th, 2014
05:32 am
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love

So I decided to try doing this. I've bought little figures before and planed take pictures of them to add quotes and such to but I've had trouble sticking with it. Then I saw this guy in a package with some Christmas carolers at the dollar tree and I was inspired to give it another go.

For now to plan is to stick with bible quotes since those seem most appropriate. I chose this verse for the first production since it's my favorite. It's also one people need to be reminded of more.

So what do you all think? Any suggestions? Is the font color and size easy to read?

Current Location: wandering
Current Mood: creativecreative
Current Music: Justice and Mercy by Flyleaf
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August 14th, 2014
04:00 am
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I am a coward.
This deserves it's own special post.

Most of my posts are friends only but I shouldn't hide this.

So a few days ago I was walking to work when two people ran past me. It seemed odd but I kept walking. Then when I got to a corner I saw what they were running from.

Two cops were talking to some teen.

By talking I mean threatening to "Punch you in your fucking face!"

I admit I don't know what transpired before this but what I saw and heard was two grown men who looked in very good shape (and carrying guns) were threatening a kid who didn't look over 15.

A brave person would have pulled out his/her camera and started filming.

A brave person would have spoken up.

A brave person would have done something no matter how small to get some of the attention of the cops so that they would have taken even a little heat off of the kid.

I did nothing except hope they didn't notice me.

I did nothing, and evil triumphed. I am a coward.

Current Location: chicago
Current Mood: depresseddepressed
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April 20th, 2014
09:06 am
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Happy Easter!
death may die

Current Location: on my way to church
Current Mood: thankfulthankful
Current Music: All my tears
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December 23rd, 2013
11:46 pm
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It's almost here!
Christmas 2013

Current Location: by the tree
Current Mood: merry
Current Music: We Three Kings
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