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Month: April 2004

i’m a bit confused

Terrorism:

    The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.

So a bunch of hippies have decided to take over a campus building. They are refusing to allow anyone into the building, and initially were not allowing those inside to leave (unlawful use of force). These people are advocating the removal of the school’s mascot (person or an organized group). They say they won’t leave until the school’s mascot is retired (intention of intimidating or coercing socities or governments, often for ideological or political reasons).

There are police there protecting them. I’m not at all capable of understanding why said police are not arresting them, but I guess I just don’t get these kinds of things.

Honestly, I don’t care if you’re right or not, using terrorism in an attempt to force people to convert to your point of view is pathetic.

Oh, and don’t forget, if you remove them they’ll scream out you’re violating their first amendment right. Despite the fact that, you know, their whole protest is that the school should violate the majority of the community’s first amendment rights.

the roof is on fire

As I type this, the building across the street is slowly burning.

I don’t start instant messaging conversations. I do notice, though, that of the people that start them with me, it’s often to elicit a response about something. The converser will dodge around whatever it is, hoping to get me to ask about it. Here’s an example:

Say Betsie just won $1,000,000. She would instant message me about moving into a new house, getting a new car, etc, hoping I’d say “so how’d you get all this money.” See, then she’s not bragging, she’s answering my question.

I’ve become rather good at not asking and it makes me happy.

Anyway, I was at McKinley with Allison (yes, she’s still around) and, having been told that I need a booster, decided to get a Tetanus shot.

Wow.

The lady who gave it to me clearly had some problem with me because she sadistically attacked me with a needle. My right shoulder is now rather puffy and it hurts to move that arm pretty much at all.

On the plus side, it’s so swollen it looks like I have a pretty nice muscle. On the negative side, it’s not quite bikini season yet so I can’t show it off. Ah, plus it’s really only on one arm. Alas.

Interestingly enough, despite being on fire for the past half hour, the fire alarm in the building across the street [i]just[/i] started going off. Safety first, kids.