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Hello... [Jul. 26th, 2006|01:12 am]

My brother died last month in a motorcycle accident.
Sign this petition if you feel you can. It's my mother's. I, on top of promoting the petition am working on a local (I'm in college so this is all I can do for now) highschool-to-highschool lecture on safety involving motorcycles, for drivers and future riders. This is NOT anti-motorcycle or anti-freedom, it's pro-safety. We do not believe that motorcycles should be abolished, because that would dishonor my brother's love of riding...

But this petition....
It's for reinstating the Helmet law in Florida... Jeb Bush let it get overtuned but at the same time a law was passed about wearing seat-belts. Let's be fair, shall we? If I'm in my car, surrounded by steel, and have to wear a belt to keep my body from being hurled out of it, then how come a biker (motorcyclist or bicycler) can go the same speeds, with nothing holding them on the bike, and in the same likeness of a crash, can be projected from that bike and not have to somehow protect themselves?

After my brother's accident we decided to do something, if anything. The numbers that are included in the petition are amazing... It's unbelievable (well it IS believable, but for points-sake) how much the death rate in Florida has risen since the helmet law was over-turned.


My brother was wearing a helmet and although it didn't save him, his helmet was the only reason why we were able to donate his organs. Otherwise he would have been dead as soon as he hit the ground - and we never would have been able to live after identifying his skull in pieces. Thankfully, although beat up, because of his helmet we were able to kiss his pretty face before they cut off the machines. Helmets save lives. It didn't save my brother's life, but others may be more fortunate and have been more fortunate and lived because of their helmet. Please take the time to sign this petition. It takes like, 23 seconds.

If you do not agree with me on helmet laws, about how it infringes your rights to freedom and what-have-you, or whyever you do not agree with me, just simply go on by. In less than 3 hours I got over 60 replies all telling me that I was wrong, I've heard all the arguments, so spare me.
Either read this and sign the petition, or call me a stupid moron in your head and save your fingers from trying to change my mind.
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ATTENTION TO ALL AGES 16 - 25 THIS CONCERNS YOU. x-posted [Sep. 20th, 2005|10:59 pm]

[mood |outraged]
[music |b-52's - revolution earth]

Greetings --

You may not know it, but under a little known provision of No Child Left Behind, public high schools must hand over personal information about students -- including minors -- to local military recruiters. I think it's a real invasion of family privacy. The good news is, parents can get their kids off this list by submitting a request in writing to their school district superintendent.

I just found some great information and a useful online tool that makes it easy to "opt out" children from the list high schools are required to release to military recruiters. Just go to http://www.leavemychildalone.org/tellfriends . Not only can you get your own kids off the list, you can help change the law that lets military recruiters prey on our minor children without the parents' explict permission. Hope you find it useful! And tell other people you know about LeaveMyChildAlone.org!

If you know someone between the ages of 16 and 25, spread the word: you can "Opt Out" to stop the Pentagon from using your data, and to prevent your high school from releasing it to recruiters, by clicking on the link below.

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This just makes me.... [Sep. 19th, 2005|10:39 pm]

[mood |hypergiggle]

... giggle so very much *nod*

Go and google the word "failure" and see what the number one searched article/topic is for this word.

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Undercover in the Republican Party... [Oct. 29th, 2004|12:06 am]

[mood |lovedloved]

Stolen from bluecadet Pretty interesting and humorous...

"My cover story was a travesty, an idiotic tissue of halfhearted lies. I said I was a New York City schoolteacher named Tom Hamill, in Orlando to spend a summer with a girlfriend who was from the area. It was the best thing I could come up with to explain my Northern accent, my lack of local connections and all that free time.

The story's only saving grace was that the truth was so much more unbelievable. Republicans are paranoid enough to expect a mole from the Kerry campaign, but I was far worse than that -- a dissolute, drug-abusing anarchist who reads the battle diaries of Vietnamese generals on rainy days, roots for Russia at the Olympics and once published an article titled "God Can Suck My Dick." I was, in short, the most offensive individual who could conceivably be planted in the campaign of George W. Bush. I was tempted to feel guilty about this. But in the end I figured that it was only fair. Since John Ashcroft has made it easy for FBI agents to infiltrate anti-war groups, it seemed to make sense that an anti-war journalist should infiltrate Ashcroft's party."

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(no subject) [Oct. 28th, 2004|11:31 am]

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LOL sorry I couldn't resist posting this.... [Oct. 26th, 2004|04:49 pm]

[mood |draineddrained]

stolen from c0c0c0
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.... [Oct. 26th, 2004|11:55 am]

[mood |amusedamused]

originally posted in liberalmilwives
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i'm touched. [Oct. 20th, 2004|01:41 pm]
"The truth is useless. You have to understand this right
now. You can't deposit the truth in a bank. You can't buy groceries
with the truth. You can't pay rent with the truth. The truth is a
useless commodity that will hang around your neck like an albatross all
the way to the homeless shelter. And if you think that the million or
so people in this country that are really interested in the truth about
their government can support people who would tell them the truth, you
got another thing coming. Because the million or so people in this
country that are truly interested in the truth don't have any money."

Spoken by Jeb Bush in conversation with
Retired Naval Intelligence Officer, Al Martin
and Cited in Bushwhacked, by
Uri Dowbenko, September, 2002
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(no subject) [Aug. 31st, 2004|08:23 pm]

[mood |tiredtired]
[music |black eyes]

I made this.

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