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farking hell [Jun. 30th, 2006|02:14 pm]
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I was reading over on Fark.com and they came up with a funny story about the La Leche League doing a nurse-in at Victoria's Secret because a manager was not well trained and told a mother not to nurse in their store. Corporate issues an apology and the manager gets a stern talking too.

The sheer level of ignorance in the commentary got me to rant a little. Here's my little essay on the subject.Collapse )
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Plagiarism [Mar. 31st, 2006|01:12 pm]
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[Current Music |You Don't Mess Around With Jim-Jim Croce-Greatest Hits]

What is it? How to avoid it? Is this really a problem?Collapse )

cross posted to genxrai, kakairu and anywhere else people want it to be.
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Naruto Drabble: Artificial Means [Feb. 12th, 2006|09:11 pm]
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Just a funny little drabble for those of you who are amused by such things. Nothing fancy here. The songs are real and copyright to their authors. :) nezumiko did check this over. I wrote it a while ago and I honestly can't remember if I made the necessary corrections or not. If I haven't, please forgive me, I'll correct whatever you point out. Bad case of mommy brain here.


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Naruto drabble [Oct. 1st, 2005|04:48 pm]
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[Current Music |stupid tv]

Kiba looked down. He really liked the jacket, but even he could see that it needed a wash this time. Much as his sister got on his nerves at times, he couldn't help but admire how she could have handled this on so many missions. He may have wanted to yell at Iruka-sensei for assigning this mission, but he knew it wouldn't get him any where.

Kiba looked down at the laughing creature below. Akumaru had been hiding from it for the last hour and a half. Akumaru was smaller then it was and got entirely sick of having his ears and tails pulled no matter how interesting things smelled.

Kiba removed his jacket, put a fresh diaper on the baby and cleaned up the mess. Who knew baby girls practiced dynamic marking too?
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As best a drabble for joisbishmyoga as I could come up with [Sep. 19th, 2005|05:05 pm]
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[Current Music |stupid tv]

There's a reason for all the insane anime hairstyles in Naruto. No shinobi past genin would let somebody ELSE near their head with something sharp, so they all have to do their own haircuts!

It's not bad hair, it's healthy ninja paranoia.


"It doesn't need to look nice, it needs to stay out of my face and be hard to get ahold of. Last I checked it does that just fine." - kakashi

"Oh Sakura? She cut her hair off with a kunai when some dippy bitch named kin used it for a hand hold the first chuunin exam. I guess she just trims it back any time it gets any longer then that. I wish she'd let me style it. *sniff* " - Ino

"Genma's hair? Why do you think he wear a bandana over his head? Not that he'd actually admit that in public..." - Raidou

"Oh Ibiki just shaves off whatever's left because it tends to itch if it grows back out. Besides, he likes to shock people." -Asuma "You would think none of these people ever got ahold of clippers"

"Its easier to take care of when its longer, useful too." - Iruka blinks innocently.
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Purge [Sep. 18th, 2005|08:54 pm]
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[Current Mood |calmcalm]
[Current Music |stupid tv]

My friends list is huge. At last check, I had 96 people on the list with 75 as mutual friends. I had a few that were people who had deleted their accounts that I hadn't deleted yet. Well, I went ahead and deleted those old accounts from my list. I also deleted several others from the list.

If you think I deleted you in error, just let me know and I can add you back. I use my friends list to help me track the people who write things in their ljs that interest me. I have some people on my list who I honestly don't remember why I added them in the first place. My lj will still be mostly friends only.
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Joys of Geography [Sep. 2nd, 2005|02:53 pm]
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[Current Mood |melancholymelancholy]
[Current Music |Kid's tv]

I live in the USA and I rather like it here. The USA is a country of natrual disasters. The cold truth is they happen all the time in this country. There are big ones like what we are currently seeing and there are little ones that never make the international news like the wildfires out west. I've mostly lived in the east and south of the country with a nice stint of a decade or so in the Southwest which I have learned to love. I've seen my share of natural disasters. Ask anyone from the US and they can tell you a story or two about Mother Nature showing some muscle.

I was talking to kotszok on msn the other day about the situation down in New Orleans and since she lives in Northern Europe and she brought home to me how little we think of the usual dangers of living here. Europe has the blessings of an extremely fortunate location on the planet's surface. The region is stable, there is very little geologic activity, and there are relatively few harsh weather phenomina that they have to worry about. It is no wonder the region has had human habitation for several million years.

To explain the US as a whole would be extremely difficult, but for some perspective I'm going to give it a shot. It will help explain my and several other American's views on the situation in New Orleans a little better. We think it is a national disgrace for a large number of reasons.

Several natural disasters common to the USA by regionCollapse )

Now, in New Orleans there are several factors at work that made things far far worse. Any one of these things would complicate the situation. Since all of these are present the city was a systems engineering nightmare when it comes to a disaster like this.

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We Americans have lots of natural disasters. We give a lot of money, goods, and time to charities too. One reason why we are so generous is because it really isn't hard for us to see how one day we may be the one in need. We expect people to be at their best in a disaster because that is what we hope we would be in their place. Outside of New Orleans, we are completely outraged that anyone would fire upon relief efforts. To most of us that is shocking and completely mind boggling. nepenthene actually put a fairly insightful perspective on it in her post that actually explains quite a bit. It doesn't make the behaviour any better, but any insight is helpful for figuring out how to calm things.

We know that that could have been us. We are by and large more then happy to help out in this kind of situation, we just need to know when, where and how. There has been an outflow of public support from all over from people opening up their homes to school districts reopening closed schools to stream lined college admissions to people simply carting hot meals to refugee centers. With something as huge as this, private effort alone won't do enough. The governmental authorities need to take charge and do what needs to be done without further snipping at each other.

This is a national disgrace because it is simply such a mess and it should not be. We know how to organize a rescue, relief and rebuilding effort. I have no idea why we are doing such a poor job of it, but like everyone else, I'm not happy about it.
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A drabble for bite [Aug. 7th, 2005|01:58 pm]
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Cookie for Bite, Sakumo's Courtship.Collapse )
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Drabble for the Naruto fans [Aug. 4th, 2005|08:32 pm]
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I worked on this with dragon_bite's encouragement today. I have no idea what to do with it so I'm posting it and pretending it doesn't exist. I have no inspiration past where I got with it.

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A semi-serious Iruka drabble. [Jul. 18th, 2005|10:57 pm]
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Iruka drabbleCollapse )
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