i installed service pack 2. almost a gig of stuff MS thinks i need. i have 10G total in viking. with photoshop, warcraft, office, and the OS. i am down to 2.5G.
quittez ici, lisez-vous pas, si regarderez le film (DO NOT READ) -- j'ai vu ce film que s'appelle [open water]. the truth hurts. when the couple who went diving, were left behind by their station boat, they were as good as dead. it was painful to watch them go through the ordeal. i wanted so much for them to survive. thank you hollywood! we are all conditioned to think that there is a happy ending. there is no such thing. after they both died, it was disturbingly real. so much so, even i cant take it. it was unbelievable. take suicide, a freak accident, a terminally ill patient. people make up flowery stories to justify the fairy tales. we are never responsible. we are never accountable. it makes us all feel better. its delusional heaven. vs inner peace?
REGARDEZ coupling. the british and original version. JE ABSOLUTEMENT L'AIMé! it was smart therefore funny. last night, they were playing around the french bitch named giselle. it was hilarious. you couldnt help but notice just how a regular sitcom, tells a lot about its culture. mention of other cultures without looking down on them (take some shows where they demonize neighboring canada and mexico -- thru stereotypes).
several days from now (2 de novembre), america will decide its fate. being the obvious cultural leader of the planet, their decisions superimposes itself on the rest of us. much as we dont like to admit it. when asked why i am too concerned. i do not agree with two of kerrys plans. on illegal immigrants. i feel there is something wrong with rewarding people who break the law. that encourages illegal behaviour. is it prejudice, to think that people who have skills, in turn have more to contribute, are more valuable than let us say people who have no skills, in turn have less or nothing to contribute. on vetoing plans for a privatized social security. i think it is more properly a citizens decision where her retirement investments get invested? dont you think?
other things i miss. demain, mon copain sortirons pour manille, pour deux semaines. wonder what i will do with all that time. there is no driving to another city. the roads are insanely dangerous. i dont have a car. there are no maps to tell me which way to go (theres not much of any street signs either). i miss it badly. driving along the coast listening to rave, the 60s, and some jazz on the way back. i enjoyed stop overs at the rest areas while i light up a smoke (the nicotine is talking) and watch other people in their cars, are my good days over? universe .. i ask.
what does ireland, mexico, the philippines, the southeastern states (aux etats-unis), latin americas have in common? christianity and an abudance of people living below the poverty line ..
True or false? "Islam and Christianity are both great religions which contributed equally to the growth of science, art and civilization"
i disagree on
1. both being "great" religions. my opinion -- when it keeps us from achieving civil liberties and social progress (and which are already availble in other more sophisticated societies). we have seen the outcome of a secular society. progress. which keeps women as second class citizens. married women imprisoned in a lifetime of misery. women practically sold as property. where people have the license to commit assault and murder, and regarded still as holy .. perhaps .. of great evil .. (if evil exists)
2. and on contributing to the growth of science and civilization. astronomy, archeaology, physics, and other sciences were prohibited by the christian church during and right after the dark ages. why do we think it was called as such .. dark ages. where during the course of a millenia. thousands have died during the inquisition. during the salem witch hunts. during 911. the church is at present against stem cell research. and if im not mistaken they are also ignoring the effects of an ever growing population towards the environment, the economy, the general state of affairs. when churches use public funds (tax payers money) to fund their religious projects .. EDSA shrine .. (i think, im not sure)
3. their contribution to art is debatable. but i am more inclined to think its a function of being creative (rather than being faithful) .. something to do with the institution .. but nothing to do with religion ..
history has taught us .. is teaching us .. i dont think we are listening ..