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  1. The only books I've re-read other than Ayn Rand are:

    Harry Potter, except the seventh and sixth books

    Gone With the Wind, I honestly don't know how many times. More than 3. What can I say, I love it!

    Between a Rock and a Hard Place. For anyone who hasn't heard of it, its the autobiography of Aron Ralston, the climber who cut off his own arm.

  2. If Rand is wrong and you are not a Christian, you get punished for eternity (and, as it's crucial to this argument, please pause and think of eternity) and are guaranteed eternal suffering.

    When framed in this manner, how is the rational thing to do denounce the existance of the divine? The response to this may or may not be solely Objectivist, but athiest in general, except for the fact that Objectivists claim to depend solely on logic; thus, it is logic I ask for.

    Whenever I am told the same thing by a Christian, my response is: "Even if he were magically real,(which he's not)why should I worship an jerk that would punish me for all eternity for not believing in something evidenceless and illogical. He seems like quite the ass for sending innocent people, even ones who've never heard of him, down to Hell with all the criminals." With this arguement, you address both sides. :confused:

  3. When I posted this, I was ambivalent. After reading the responses, I've shifted towards Incest. I think most people, like I did, think automatically, "Eww, that is really gross." But upon more thought, theres, like many have said, no rational reason not to date your sibling. Too bad none of my relatives are good looking! :P

    Does anyone recall if I am correct in thinking that Cameron was the one saying they should get told and that House was arguing not to tell them?

    Wrong, House was debating for it, either Cameron or Foreman didn't want to tell. I'm leaning towards Cameron though, because later on in the episode, Foreman told the couple that they could still continue dating and it wouldn't be wrong. I've got the DVD, so I'll watch the last few scenes later.

  4. I just watched a House MD episode which brought up some incredibly interesting ethical question. I am incredibly interested to see the responses on here. To make a semi-quick summarization: A young inter-racial, married couple has the same disease. They lived next door to eachother, and fell in love. The husband's father was against the relationship, he would do anything to keep them apart, the couple figured it was because he hated blacks. Nope, turned out it was because he had an affair with the girls mother and she resulted. So this head-over-heels in love couple are siblings. The doctors tell them, and of course, it messes up their lives horribly. *btw, the girl was a light skinned African American.

    My questions are:

    1)If you were in the situation, would you keep dating your half-sibling? Perhaps the more relevant question for the situation is: is relation a valid reason for not romantically pursuing someone?

    My answer: I really don't think I would continue dating my bro. Chances are I'd be like: "Damn, I screwed my brother! Bro, no wonder we looked alike!" Seriously, Evoloution tells us not to, diseases get transfered on to offspring that way, which in turn creates oftentime sickly, messed up kids. On the other hand, if we didn't plan on having children, I can not see any valid scientific reason not to continue. I see a definate sociological reason not to, its taboo. It has been for quite some time. But I tend to think anything to do with Sociology is crap.

    and 2)If you were the doctor, would you tell them?

    A: I would tell them. I don't buy into the "Ignorance is bliss, let them be happy" side of things. The couple deserves to have that choice in their own lives.

    What do you guys think?

  5. Just a note for people on here, having a resume really helps you get a job, even if its just fast food. Where I used to work, three people applied for the same job. The last one who came in was a girl, and she had a resume. Although the manager said she'd call back the two other people, she only called back the girl with the resume, she got the job. I applied for five jobs without a resume, then four more with a resume, and I only got called back on the ones with a resume.

  6. My room has a House MD poster, and a James Blunt one. It would have a Rush one, but the prices were ridiculous at their concert.

    As for cheaply decorating rooms, I have about a zillion pictures up on the wall, all taken with a disposable camera. Total cost: about 10 dollars. Its nice to walk in and see my friends smiling faces looking at me.

  7. I agree with everyone who said the movie has potential. The main plot could have been great, had it ended differently, was different stylistically, and had a completely different message.


    I liked the idea that Tommy was trying to cure death, and the impending death of his wife made the story all the more interesting. I didn't know what was happening with the flashes into the past and future. I didn't know whether he was remembering, or simply imagining it. The director should have made it clearer just what was happening. It was incredibly confusing in that respect. I really didn't get why the tree had hair, and why he kept kissing it. Did he plant his wife like she wanted him to? I also didn't understand why it kept flashing back to the "Lets take a walk" scene.

    The ending was confusing. I didn't know whether Tommy was indeed in the future, or whether it was some bizarre metaphor. Assuming it was in the future, it seemed like he really hadn't done much since his wife died, other than mourn and try to kill himself. He didn't end up being the rational man I had hoped. It should have ended with him curing his wife, instead of her and consequently his death. It gives an incredibly bad message that he just missed saving her.

    The only good thing in the movie was the passion protrayed between Tommy and Izzy. That was really well done, the rest sucked.

    Overall I give the film a D. It would have been an F if Hugh Jackman wasn't so dang good looking. :wub:

  8. I love these ones:


    Up against your will

    Through the thick and thin

    He will wait until

    You give yourself to him

    and these, I don't care what anybody says, ROCK!!!

    Don't let no small frustration

    Ever bring you down...

    No, no, no, no!

    Just take a situation

    And turn it all around!

    With a new attitude, everything can change

    Make it how ya want it to be

    Staying mad, why do that... give yourself a break

    Laugh about it and you'll see!

    Chorus #1:

    Life's what you make it,

    So lets make it rock

    make it rock

    Life's what you make it

    So Come on, come on.... come on


    aye aye aye oh aye aye, aaaaaye

    Why be sad, broken hearted

    There's so much to do...

    yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!

    Life is hard or it's a party

    The choice is up to you

    With a new attitude, everything can change

    Make it how ya want it to be

    Staying sad, why do that, give yourself a break

    I know you wanna party with me...

    Chorus #2:

    Life's what you make it

    So Let's make it rock

    Life's what you make it so come on, come on, come on

    Everybody now

    [Life's What You Make It lyrics on http://www.metrolyrics.com]

    Let's celebrate it, join in everyone

    You Decide

    Cause life's...what you make it!


    Things are lookin' up

    Any time you want

    All ya gotta do is realize that

    It's under your control

    So let the good times Rock and Roll!


    come on everybody

    (Guitar Break)

    Do do do do it now!

    Aaaaaaah ow!


    lets get this party started

    Yeah yeah yeah

    now thats a party

    yeah yeah.

    Chorus #2

    Life's what you make it

    So Let's make it rock

    (Lets make it rock!)

    Life's what you make it

    So come on, come on, come on


    Lets celebrate it

    Join in everyone

    You decide cause life's... what you make it

    Life is what you make it!

  9. Its salvagable. This is the part that caught my attention:

    Do we ever really let go of those thing's we've lost, or do we instead place 'Missing' posters all over the world around us, hoping that some day, we'll go see an old lover or visit an old house, and suddenly they'll respond to our thoughts, and things will be as they were, as we wanted them to be?

    It can be both. I put up missing posters on an exboyfriend(metaphorically speaking). I finally got the courage to email him and find out what he was up to. I ignored the warning signs and saw him as I had thought he was when I was dating him. Only when he told me: "I want to go to bible school and go to south america and translate the bible to tribes" did I realize that he was not the man I thought he was.

  10. I certainly enjoyed the book. I enjoyed it, probably like most of the people on this forum, for the style and plot. My brother and I read a majority of it together, and every few minutes, one of us released a giggle, an "oh no, that can't be what happened," or an "I knew it!" The plot, although predictible at times, kept me on the edge of my seat.

    Hmmm..now for the comprehensive analysis(AP english finally doing some good!)Hermione: she was by far my favorite character, shes reasonable, intelligent, and talented. She should have been the hero. She is better than Harry and Ron at nearly everything (except DADA). The only problem I had with her(or rather the book) was that she got with Ron. Although neither Ron nor Harry are my cup o' tea, she should have preferred Harry much to Ron. I personally thought the only good one for her would be Krum.

    Ron: not the best wizard, personally, his departure didn't bother me at all, he didn't contribute much to the plot, and isn't in any way outstanding.

    Neville: I liked him, a lot. He certainly lived up to the Gryffindor house, and should have ended up with luna, but whatev.

    Harry: he turned out to be a dirty altruist! In the thought train chapter, I really hoped he would renounce the at-the-time-evil Dumbledore's altruistic biddings and decide he wanted to live for himself. He got so close to making that choice, but didn't. It woulda been a much better ending if Dumbledore turned out evil, for being willing to sacrifice Harry, and Harry would have learned to truly be happy and live for himself.

    Dumbledore: he was a big disappointment. Can't believe that he was an altruist! And he thought himself evil! His actions seemed to me logical and selfish, but the thought behind them(what counts) was not. His statement in Harrys "tunnel with a light" dream made me wish I could smack him. In the previous books, it seemed he could go either way, altruist, or selfish.

    Voldeadmort: he had it coming! The scene of his defeat was simply amazing! I loved how Harry told Voldy how Harry managed to get Voldy cornered, a classic thing for a character to do before their victim is killed. It was brilliantly exciting.

    Although I had my share of complaints, I still enjoyed it greatly, for what it was meant to be enjoyed for: entertainment, not for its disgusting moral message.

    And I realize I've forgotten one thing:

    Dobby! I loved him, he was so wonderful, saving all of them like that! His death was the only time I cried in this book.

  11. I definately agree that there should be a test on the basic political knowledge. It would be a basic test with questions such as: is hillary clinton a socialist? (the answer of course is yes :dough: ). People should have to know what, and who, they are voting for in order to vote. If people don't know what they are voting for, I see no difference in letting these people vote and the afore mentioned two year olds.

  12. I saw it at the drive in, and by the ticket booth, my friends and I decided it was time to put the top down. These little kids were in a truck bed in line next to us. When the kid saw my top coming down he freaked out and said, "Oh my god, that is the coolest thing ever, no fair!" My friend said, "Yep, transformers really do exist!" :P I really enjoyed the movie. If for no other reason I liked it because of Shia Lebeauf. He is just so dang funny. "What would Jesus do?" :lol:

    I thought it was trying to make a statement about Iraq. Basically what the autobots were saying is that although humans were not as technically advanced, they were in trouble so the autobots should help them. The same statement could be made by a pro-war person talking about Iraqis.

  13. I'm not going to lie, looks are somewhat important to me. I'm not too harsh of a critic though. This means that his teeth can't look like they will give me a disease when I kiss him, his hair cannot be greasy, no disgusting skin conditions, and he can't be severely obese. Other than that I don't really care what a guy looks like.

    There are a few criteria that I judge on:

    1)Intelligence. MY ideal guy would be incredibly intelligent, or at least equal to my intelligence.

    2)Ambition. Hes gotta want better for himself than rent and a girl to sleep with.


    If a guy is extremely good looking, I might compromise on either the ambition and intelligence. Likewise if hes ambitious and intelligent, I would be willing to compromise on looks. But a guys gotta have at least two of the three to be considered in my date book. Note: these are not the only things I want, but the most basic ones.

  14. Some people say that i'm not worth it

    I've made mistakes but nobody's perfect

    Guess I'll give it a try

    I've got one last chance to get myself together

    I can't lose no more time it's now or never and I'll try to remember who i used to be

    I've got one last chance to get myself together

    i'm awake, why wait?

    i dont need someone to tell me who to be today.

    i'm quite sure, unlike before,

    came off the road and i forgot what i was looking for.

    all i see,

    is a less good version of a man i dont wanna be.

    all i feel,

    is you tie me down to something that just isnt real.

    all i need,

    is some truth god help me,

    before the devil buries me, yeah.

    i cant do nothing, if i cant do something my way,

    well i must be crazy if i follow every word you say.

    when the shit comes down, you're the first to walk away

    Maybe I'm mistaken

    Expecting you to fight

    Or maybe I'm just crazy

    I don't know wrong from right. But while I'm

    still living

    I've just got this to say

    It's always up to you, if you want to be that,

    Want to see that, want to see it that way.

    Someone said give, but I just didn't dare

    What good advice are you waiting to hear?

    Hearing's alright for them that's all there

    You'd better gain control now

    You'd better show 'em all now

    You'd better make or break now

    You'd better give and take now

    You'll have to push and shove now

    You'll have to find some love now

    You'd better gain control now

    I couldn't resist posting these ones:

    When Karl Marx was a boy

    he took a hard look around

    He saw people were starving all over the place

    while others were painting the town

    The public spirited boy

    became a public spirited man

    So he worked very hard and he read everything

    until he came up with a plan

    There'll be no exploitation

    of the worker or his kin

    No discrimination 'cause of the color of your


    No more private property

    It would not be allowed

    No one could rise too high

    No one could sink too low

    or go under completely like some we all know

    Oh Karl the world isn't fair

    It isn't and never will be

    They tried out your plan

    It brought misery instead

    If you'd seen how they worked it

    you'd be glad you were dead

    just like I'm glad I'm living in the land of the


    where the rich just get richer

    and the poor you don't ever have to see

    Que pasó pregunto yo -What Happened I ask

    Pregunto yo que pasó en el mundo hoy - I ask what happened in the world today

    Que en todos los diarios yo leo las mismas noticias de horror -That in all the papers I read the same news of horror

    Vidas que callan sin razón -Lives that close/end without reason

    Porque será que hay tanta guerra -Because it will be if theres so much war

    Porque será que hay tanta pena -Becasue it will be if theres so much pain

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