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Monday, September 2nd, 2002
3:03 pm - farewell and poorly
yeah folks, i'm sick of this livejournal bull. goodbye, it's been a good time. only not.

(6 camels spit)

Friday, August 30th, 2002
10:56 pm
i've learned the downfalls of protectionism. i have matured to the point, i think, where i believe in free enterprise. but not in the neo-conservative, irresponsible sense. in the sense that individual liberty, justice, morality, and accountability... all coupled with free enterprise is a possibly positive idea. the liberal side of economics has provided me with a stronger argument than the protectionist ever did. protectionism exclaims that we should build up walls that have been torn down and reinforce current existing ones, all to rewind time in a sense. this isn't reality. and the truth is, that free market has proven itself to be beneficial. of course, i am wholly against abuse of free enterprise. stripping indigenous peoples' right to land away, (as in mexico after the signing of NAFTA), giving big business the freedom to file lawsuits against foreign governments if they feel profits are being harmed, (even by the institution of regulations that protect people, all this in chapter 11 of the north american free trade agreement as well as the free trade area of the americas) displacement and overall marginalization of human beings for the sake of higher profits is never permissable in my mind. it's like the freedom we enjoy, as US citizens. yes, we have to freedom to do as we like, as business should. but do we as citizens go unpunished if we decide to steal or kill? likewise, business must be held accountable for abuse and overall inhumane practices. so yeah, don't blame murder or theft on the system that gives us the freedom to do as we please. blame that on the scum-bags that excercise abuse.

but, that's just me.

(1 camel spit)

4:47 pm
see i was feeling good because in geometry class someone said they liked my "dresscode" and after much inquiry i discovered this was ghetto-speak for my style of dress. and then someone else called me a genius in math. that's why i failed algebra twice? and then someone else complimented on my teeth. i think it was that ginko biloba because no one in all my life has complimented on my teeth and their alignment. see, the key phrase was, i was feeling good until a girl told me i looked like a movie-star. specifically, harry potter. laugh it up, musk. laugh it up...

(2 camels spit)

Thursday, August 29th, 2002
11:14 pm
i've had a souring chain of thoughts this evening. ranging from the absurdity of teenage angst to the end of the world and my dread that it would be soon. goodnight.


10:43 pm
BackwardsHatClub: when I bring the bling the ladies sing, that ghetto elf should be our king.....
BackwardsHatClub signed off at 10:36:53 PM.

According to the Red Book of Westmarch,
In Middle-earth, Gino was a
Groveling Sackville-Baggins

Elven Name Possibilities for Gino
The root name suitable for feminine and masculine is:

Hobbit lad name Gino
Holman Tussock from Stock

(3 camels spit)

Wednesday, August 28th, 2002
10:29 pm
new screen name, fools: that ghetto elf. also, the level of drama in my circle of friends leaves me exhausted when i get home. oh, and let me leave you with some of my immensely difficult vocabulary works for my new class, symantics and logic!

a) hostile
b) confirm
c) novice
d) rarity
e) sober
f) suffice

man, this is too hard. i'll pay you if you can help me out by tomorrow. because i'm in a jam.

(1 camel spit)

2:00 pm
yeah i'm in law studies right now and i'm supposed to be researching a supreme court ruling from the year i was born. riiiight. anyone with a pulse, internet connection and a livejournal cannot resist the lj-lure. so here i am, updating for no apparent reason.

post script. gandhi's life is quite boring to read about. at least in his early years, hopefully it'll pick up.›

(1 camel spit)

Tuesday, August 27th, 2002
10:53 pm - the updates continue.
Iraq: The Doubters Grow

BIG DICK Says Peril of a Nuclear Iraq Justifies Attack

(5 camels spit)

6:24 pm
the days are long but interesting.


Monday, August 26th, 2002
10:30 pm

Why Oppose the US Invasion of Iraq

(according to myself as well as many other logical people)

- No hard evidence has been shown that Saddam Hussein is harboring any weapons of mass destruction.

- Iraq poses no military threat to the United States or its neighbors, its military force reduced to shambles after the Gulf War.

- Bush proposes a long, expensive war, risking the lives of thousands of americans for an accusation that has not been proved.

- The international community does not support the invasion of Iraq.

- The invasion would set a new paradigm in motion, basically giving the thumbs-up to any country in the future who had suspicion of their enemy harboring weapons of mass destruction. Pakistan, for example could invade and attack India because it believed India was a threat due to its possession of nuclear arms (according to this method of aggression).

- The lack of support here at home.

- Being the aggressor, the United States would only worsen its plight with the Muslim world, after Afghanistan, taking military action against Iraq.

- It's chauvanistic, arrogant, jingoistic, and unwise. For United States leaders to assert that they are leading the world (and potentially Iraq after invading and setting up a new government) to a better, more moral place, simply because we're the most powerful, is foolish. Let the majority decide.

- The United States would be invading Iraq due to a violation of a UN Security Council resolution. The United Nations should responsibly come to a conclusion about the issue, the US shouldn't decide to take a UN matter into its own hands and be the aggressor. Iraq poses no visible threat to the United States right now, therefore, war is not wise.

(3 camels spit)

7:35 pm - on iraq...
some relevant and agreeable quotes.

"I'm prepared to concede, from the beginning, that if the evidence is clear that Saddam Hussein has these weapons of mass destruction at his fingertips and is ready to use them, then we have no choice, we must go. I don't think that evidence is there."

"I think there are any number of complex questions that simply haven't been examined," Eagleburger said on "CNN Late Edition." "And if it's wimpish to say that ... until we know at least with some confidence that we must act now, then I say we need to be very careful about going forward."

"I'm simply saying I think this is much more complex than (DeLay, R-Texas) and his chest-thumpers think it is."

"Hagel, likewise, warned that administration hawks might be pushing the country down a dangerous path.

"It is interesting to me that many of those who want to rush this country into war and think it would be so quick and easy don't know anything about war," Hagel, a Vietnam veteran, said in a Newsweek article about a split in the administration over Iraq policy." "

"They come at it from an intellectual perspective versus having sat in jungles or foxholes and watched their friends get their heads blown off. I try to speak for hose ghosts of the past a little bit."


U.S. Warplanes Hit Targets in Northern Iraq

"Iraq is ''not a direct threat to the United States, which is why, I think, we need to have a discussion about whether we are, will be or would be better off with an attack or a pre-emptive attack on Iraq from where we are now,'' Madeleine Albright, secretary of state under President Clinton said Thursday on the PBS program ''The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.'' "

"Henry Kissinger, secretary of state under Presidents Nixon and Ford, said Iraq ''threatens the United States by its capacity to threaten its neighbors.'' "

"Allies have shown little interest in backing military action against Iraq. "



3:57 pm
i'm eating a fruit leather that i pilfered from jessica. this business grows on you. anyhow my daring return to coral springs high unfolded quite nicely... much better than expected. predominantly classes that i enjoy, (like law studies) it should be a good year. my freshman year there was terrible, but i had a different outlook on life. my perspective (which has changed monumentally in the last year) helps me to enjoy situations i used to hate. change is good, people are interesting. i saw a man riding a bike today with a prosthetic leg. that, my friends is a marvel.

my readings at the ludwig von mises institute website have drastically changed the way i look at society and the economy we live in. i'm a supporter of free enterprise, now. that, as well is a marvel.


Sunday, August 25th, 2002
11:39 pm
yeah i had alot of thoughts to share with you in livejournal land but school starts tomorrow and i got to bed at about 6am this morning. i'm wiped out. and i'm economically liberal!

(1 camel spit)

Friday, August 23rd, 2002
7:29 pm
today i hung out with justin and we... ahem... did nothing. i'm noticing how beautiful certain people are. and how some aren't. (inside and out)

(1 camel spit)

7:26 pm
concerning the imminent invasion of iraq...

-- The war would be illegal, the group (Foreign Policy in Focus) argues. The dispute with Iraq over weapons of mass destruction rightly belongs to the UN, not the U.S. If the U.S. on its own decides to attack Iraq because it violates a Security Council resolution, then any other member of the Security Council, acting on its own, can attack any other country, thereby creating international anarchy.

-- Our allies in the region oppose the war. Kuwait itself has been mending fences with Iraq, which has agreed to respect Kuwait's sovereignty. Kuwait is opposed to a new attack by the U.S.

-- There is nothing to show that the government of Iraq had links to Al Qaeda or other anti-American terrorists.

-- None of the 9-11 hijackers were Iraqi, no major figure in Al Qaeda is Iraqi, and no Al Qaeda funding has been traced to Iraq.

-- U.S. officials have admitted that there is no evidence that Iraq has resumed its nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons programs. After the 1991 war, all of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and delivery systems were destroyed. Before UN inspectors were withdrawn in 1998, they reportedly oversaw the destruction of 38,000 chemical weapons, 480,000 liters of live chemical weapons agents, 48 missiles, six missile launchers, 30 missile warheads modified to carry chemical or biological agents, and hundreds of pieces of equipment with the capability to produce chemical weapons. "In its most recent report," writes Foreign Policy in Focus, "the International Atomic Energy Agency categorically declared that Iraq no longer has a nuclear program."

-- "Iraq's current armed forces are at barely one-third their pre-war strength," the group argues, with a nonexistent navy and a tiny air force. Military spending is one-tenth of what it was in 1990.

-- Iraq is not a military threat to its neighbors, most of which have sophisticated air-defense systems. The think tank quotes Israeli military analyst Meir Stieglitz, who noted in the Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot: "The chances of Iraq having succeeded in developing operative warheads without tests are zero."

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(4 camels spit)

11:14 am
wow. i feel like a suckery. would you like some of my suckage?

current mood: crappy


Thursday, August 22nd, 2002
6:47 pm
waiting for my mother and sibling, i decided to lay down on the bench at wonderful sawgrass mills mall. i completely zonked out and by the time they got back it felt like hours had gone by. i've never fallen asleep on a public bench. i feel like i've lost my public-bench sleeping virginity.

(9 camels spit)

Wednesday, August 21st, 2002
10:55 pm
i want someone to love.

(3 camels spit)

12:00 am
i promised myself i'd be the first in the world to say...

happy birthday, jessicaaaa µ

(2 camels spit)

Tuesday, August 20th, 2002
8:54 pm
today i didn't do too much. got mary's belated present and some goodies for a certain senior citizen i know... tomorrow i'm freeeeeee, but the real question is will you be? by you i mean justin. let me know sucka, timesplitters 2 rocks my bum.

adios (go with god)

(1 camel spit)

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