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Mar. 30th, 2005 | 07:07 pm
posted by: sometimeafter in philobate

just a little thing for you all. respond in a comment (just your first thought/instict on each of these phrases/words) ps try not to look at any one else's responses before you do yours because it makes it a lot harder to think of *your* first thought.

I'm waiting::
Knock knock::
Can't believe my eyes::

this doesn't really have anything directly related to any issues i just thought it might spark something and start a little discussion. also, what do you all think of the terri schiavo case? also, what do you think of sex ed? what do you think of teaching evolution in school vs. teaching the bible/creationsim?

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hi, I'm new *waves*

Mar. 7th, 2005 | 05:12 pm
posted by: sayonara_de in philobate

goes by: Mariko
age: 15
from: Wisconsin
found us: from my friend's LJ

-some opinions-
in general, liberal or conservative: conservative
abortion: pro-life
gay rights: I'm against gay marriage, if there are any other disputed rights I'm not aware of I obviously don't have a position yet.
war: don't have a strong opinion either way
george w. bush: shares many of the same beliefs as I do, so I prefer him to Kerry but I will not say Bush is at all perfect. Don't like people who call him stupid but only backed it up with their opinions, same goes for people who called Kerry stupid without a good base to stand on.
racial stereotyping: it's wrong and should be punished under a criminal law where it applies-- however, it is not something to hide behind.
death penalty: against it
stem cell research: on principle, I'm against it, but I don't have complete information to really stand strongly on.

This just seems like an interesting thing to join. :]

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new topic (rock on)

Mar. 7th, 2005 | 04:43 pm
sentiment: amusedamused
posted by: lolweasel in philobate

alright. is humankind inherently good or evil? can a person be good or evil? what, to you, is good, and what constitutes as evil?

what about being shallow? i don't think anyone is inherently shallow. it's a matter of conditioning. there's always some degree of depth, even if they simply choose to stick to the surface. and what is "shallow?"

not a very articulate post, i know, but i have faith in your ability to grasp the idea.

- cypress

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New People (me...)

Mar. 7th, 2005 | 07:05 am
sentiment: excitedexcited
sound: none
posted by: listenin2voices in philobate

name: Julia (goes by Jules)
age: 15
from: Middle of Nowhere, New Hampshire
found us: Cari

-some opinions-
in general, liberal or conservative: liberal
abortion: Pro-choice
gay rights: Definitely they should have rights
war: I don't really have an opinion, except for it's bad.
george w. bush: I don't like him, but I mainly base that on how stupid he acts.
racial stereotyping: hell no!
death penalty: not enough information
stem cell research: not enough information

blurbie: Excuse me if I'm in a weird mood (most likely over tired) in which case I'll be really hard to take seriously. Just giving you guys a warning. Oh yes, and also my arguments may not make sense when I write them, but they usually make sense in my head...

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Mar. 1st, 2005 | 01:10 pm
posted by: magicflyingpig in philobate

we have a bunch of new members, partly thanks to lots of promoting:) welcome to the new people!

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Mar. 1st, 2005 | 07:54 am
posted by: magicflyingpig in philobate

i'm working on community layout- colors and such mostly for the info page. i think we need 2 basic colors so everything comes together, ideas?

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mod//new sister community

Mar. 1st, 2005 | 07:49 am
posted by: magicflyingpig in philobate

title or description

are you all ok w/ sister communites? it seems like a good idea to me...free promotion basically.

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Mar. 1st, 2005 | 10:26 am
posted by: sometimeafter in philobate

introduction form
name:emily h.k. (goes by emily, emy, or em)
age: 13
from: NH
found us: sasha
promoted us: like, did i promote you? no, i have no yet. but did someone else? yes, sasha.(not required, but appreciated)
-some opinions-
in general, liberal or conservative: i'm told i'm liberal.
abortion: yay
gay rights: yay
war: nay
george w. bush: don't know (not informed enough) but due to other's opinions, peer pressure, etc, leaning towards nay
the national debt, tax cuts, etc: um, nay? (debt is bad!)
racial stereotyping: nay
death penalty: not sure
stem cell research: yay
(added) blind faith: nay

new topic: what does everyone think of the whole "under god" thing? prayer in public schools? ten commandments in government buildings? do you consider these things against the first amendment? why or why not? respond to any or all.

p.s. i think we need to find some more conservative people for this community... it seems everyone pretty much agrees with everything (as a general idea. no offense intended.)

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new topic (i'm on a roll)

Feb. 28th, 2005 | 10:59 pm
sentiment: calmcalm
sound: overrated - three days grace
posted by: lolweasel in philobate

okay. so what constitutes as insanity? what makes a person insane? is it a matter of relativity? if society makes a shift so that things which were once normal or once weren't now are(n't), does that change the measurement of sanity? is it ethical to use such relative terms to determine a person's mental state?

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new topic *gasp*

Feb. 27th, 2005 | 12:49 am
sentiment: awakeawake
posted by: lolweasel in philobate

Self Injury Awareness Day - March 1st
1st March is Self Injury Awareness Day.

SIAD is a global awareness day, and yet it is not supported by any nations' governments, because it is a grass-roots idea. Somehow, in the mists of time, the date was set as the 1st of March, and organizations around the world make extra efforts to raise awareness ready for SIAD.

The color for some reason is orange. Some people wear an orange ribbon, but in the past SIAD bracelets have been worn:

- Orange beads if you self harm;
- Orange and white if you used to;
- White if you have never self harmed but understand.

If you agree that people should be made aware of this issue and this day, re-post this in your journal.

i think the attempt to single out people who self-injure through color-coded bracelets is pointless, to begin. it is not something a self-injurer would exactly want to draw attention to. it's often a very private activity.

and then there's the whole awareness day-thang i completely don't understand the point of. ribbons for breast cancer awareness and such? people get breast cancer. i'm aware. we're cool, now.

while i would agree that it is good to educate people about such things as self-injury and what-have-you, bracelets and ribbons seem pretty damn useless. beneficial though it might be if people would not have a self-righteous fit at the mention of self-injury. this would obviously limit the feeling of solitude that is often the fuel for such actions.

this post is for anything relevant at all. any thoughts pertaining to self-injury or awareness days in general. you may also comment to tell me why i am stupid and wrong, should you so desire.

much love,

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