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Month: April, 2010

::sixty

by cloudier

a response to this post

i hate the fact that i’m such a cynic.  it’s probably the media who change me this way, as i read newspapers, who all (in different degrees) seem to hellbent on making people such as world leaders look bad.

Cynicism isn’t always a bad thing – it helps you think and become critical of your surroundings. Or, at least it seems that way to me.

Also, some newspapers have affiliations with certain political parties or wings. They usually only make politicians who are not in their good books look bad.

The media provides critique on the government so they aren’t necessarily an evil force, but why they do this: you’d have to ask someone in the industry.

i can’t think of a reason why a politician would do a good thing such as quietly boost the percentage of internation aid donated from 0.2c for every dollar in Australia to 0.35.  and that’s a lot of money.

perhaps the politician feared negative feedback in the form of: “Why increase something like this when we could be focusing on hospitals/education/etc.?”

i don’t know. maybe you should send an email/letter to the politician in question.

i think all politicians are all bluster and no action.  example? emissions trading scheme, hospital reforms.

can you expand on this? it’s somewhat vague.

i think that politicians have forgotten that their purpose is to change Australia/their country of residence for the better, not win against the opposing team. even if they do realise this, they’re generally forced to play this game because there’s no alternative i guess. i haven’t done my research though, i shouldn’t really be saying anything.

i think dictators are all mean and hellbent on killing and torturing all of their citizens and not caring at all for anyone.

disagree. not all dictators were mean all the time. you can’t use the word all when describing a group of people.

also, i think many dictators were at first intent on securing better conditions for a certain section of society, but were in the process lured away by power and money.

i think that in war, it doesn’t make sense to have rules.  when i think about it the second time, yes, but if you are out to kill people, which is the worst sin you can do, how is ‘playing by the rules’ going to change anything?  but if it wasn’t for these war rules – geneva conventions, i think? – a lot of us would be in trouble.

okay. so you endorse these rules? x)

i think that all commercial companies are environmentally destructive, even the ‘green/earth’ ones.  i thought you all liked chopping down trees – using cheap, industrial chemicals, processed ingredients, child labour, etc.

no logo?

i think that everyone does things for their own benefit, usually money or power.  what sort of world am i living in?

of course people do things for their own benefit. however, this is not always ill-intentioned even if it involves money or power. For example, when a person buys a house, this benefits the person who sold the house and the person who bought the house.

also, what sort of world are you living in? i daresay it’s a contradictory one – humans, the dominating race on earth, is trying to ensure its extinction by helping the less fit of the race survive and thus pass on their genes. i know right? how could we be so stupid?

just in case anyone is offended, i was joking.

some things about this blog

did we get rid of that snap-preview thing? because we should. it’s rather useless.

and thank-you whoever added newer blogs to the blog roll. i really can’t be bothered anymore.

another thing

12 Reasons Why Gay Marriage Should Be Illegal
  1. Homosexuality is not natural, much like eyeglasses, polyester, and birth control.
  2. Heterosexual marriages are valid because they produce children. Infertile couples and old people can’t legally get married because the world needs more children.
  3. Obviously, gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.
  4. Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage is allowed, since Britney Spears’ 55-hour just-for-fun marriage was meaningful.
  5. Heterosexual marriage has been around a long time and hasn’t changed at all; women are property, blacks can’t marry whites, and divorce is illegal.
  6. Gay marriage should be decided by people, not the courts, because the majority-elected legislatures, not courts, have historically protected the rights of the minorities.
  7. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That’s why we have only one religion in America.
  8. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.
  9. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.
  10. Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That’s why single parents are forbidden to raise children.
  11. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society. Heterosexual marriage has been around for a long time, and we could never adapt to new social norms because we haven’t adapted to things like cars or longer life-spans.
  12. Civil unions, providing most of the same benefits as marriage with a different name are better, because a “separate but equal” institution is always constitutional. Separate schools for African-Americans worked just as well as separate marriages for gays and lesbians will.

[via the daily what, reddit]

if you take offence and say something along the lines of ‘you not-gay-marriage-believing-prick’, i will come to your house when you’re asleep and do unspeakable sins, such as whisper in your ear that it was a joke.

last one?

::fifty-nine

by cloudier

Serial prankster admits to Kate’s party hoax

The event, which appeared to be a birthday party on May 1st for Adelaide woman Kate Miller, attracted 60,000 attendees after Thorne posted the link on his Twitter page, 27b/6. A day later there were a further 180,000 people who had been invited waiting to be confirmed.

The event was to take place at Miller’s apartment and had, seemingly, been accidentally left open to public viewing instead of set to private.

Thorne, pretending he had stumbled across the event, sent a link to his thousands of Twitter followers urging them to “hit attending & give the host an aneurysm”.

Thorne reportedly said he created the hoax to show how quickly events could go viral through sites like Facebook and Twitter, and the need for extra caution with privacy settings.

YOUR MIND WAS BLOWN.

[via the daily what, the west australian]

politicians like hard hats

by bezzle

gosh it feels like a while since i’ve last blogged, better get back into the habit. 

I LOVE THIS SONG

two random musical musings:

– does anyone else think that panic! at the disco sounds a lot like fall out boy?  i listened to i write sins not tragedies and thought the lead singer sounds like the singer from fall out boy:

fall out boy actually sings the chorus of i write sins not tragedies when performing the live version of one of their songs, i can’t remember which one : /

– artists like sean paul, ludacris, akon and t-pain all seem to feature in a lot of songs

one thing i really hate about myself:

[and no this isn’t one of those things about how i could be a nicer person, look better, etc.  okay?]

i hate the fact that i’m such a cynic.  it’s probably the media who change me this way, as i read newspapers, who all (in different degrees) seem to hellbent on making people such as world leaders look bad.  i can’t think of a reason why a politician would do a good thing such as quietly boost the percentage of internation aid donated from 0.2c for every dollar in Australia to 0.35.  and that’s a lot of money.  i think all politicians are all bluster and no action.  example?  emissions trading scheme, hospital reforms.  i think dictators are all mean and hellbent on killing and torturing all of their citizens and not caring at all for anyone.  i think that in war, it doesn’t make sense to have rules.  when i think about it the second time, yes, but if you are out to kill people, which is the worst sin you can do, how is ‘playing by the rules’ going to change anything?  but if it wasn’t for these war rules – geneva conventions, i think? – a lot of us would be in trouble.  i think that all commercial companies are environmentally destructive, even the ‘green/earth’ ones.  i thought you all liked chopping down trees – using cheap, industrial chemicals, processed ingredients, child labour, etc.  i think that everyone does things for their own benefit, usually money or power.  what sort of world am i living in? 

i leave you with this song, which i think has half -related lyrics to the above, and is a really nice break from all that mainstream rubbish (but not all of it’s bad!) i listen to about one-night stands, heartbreak, dancing and getting drunk at parties:

BAHAHAHA okay couldn’t finish on a serious note, could i?  okay, off rkim, annie, crystal and kiran’s blog:

Kiran gave me a mission to do 20 starjumps at the back of the classroom, then do the baboon dance in front of kowalski. Mr K was so stoned that he didnt notice me doing the starjumps, and when I was doing the dance he just told me to leave him alone LOL

Then I set kiran the ULTIMATE MISSION: RUB KOWALSKIS BALD SPOT
OMFG AND HE DID IT. SOOO FUNNY he went up to kowalksi to ask him a question, and when he was peering down at the desk to see the question, he just rubbed it. BAHAHAHAHA and then kowalski was like KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF YOUNG MAN ROFLROFL

Yes kiran, you are an insane bastard. I commend you for that you legendary freak.

Unique test.

by car.

From now on, you’re going to be asked unique questions, you ready?   can i say no?

Are you married?   no
What would you do if your best friend of the opposite sex liked you?   no idea. watever occurs to me first at that moment.

Has death ever scared you?   used to.

Have you ever told anyone about your true feelings?   duh.

Are you pissed or crushed by anyone at the moment?   yep. trying not to be tho

What was the most annoying part about today?   running up and down the stupid soccer field victor twisting one of my arms, then twisting the other when i sed it hurt.

How many siblings do you have? one. no wait, two :)

Die by knife, gun, or sword?   :S gun if it’s instant

Are you keeping a secret right now?   possibly. cant keep track >.>

Emo or Goth? Are you one of them?   i like the word ’emo’ more, but i think… goth. and no, im not

What would you like to do this week?   sleep. and go somewhere with friends x)

Do you like accents?   YES!!! unless ur name is bezzle and ur doing a british accent :P

Would you be willing to go to a slaughterhouse and kill a cow?   random question much?!?! no.

Does anyone like you?   :S dunno. im sure my friends do tho… heh

Does talking about sex make you uncomfortable?   depends on who im talking to; it sometimes comes up in youth group

Do you get the recommended eight hours of sleep a night?   most of the time :) and sometimes more mwahahahha

Eyeliner or mascara?   havent used mascara b4… BOTH :D

Skirts or jeans?   jeans, but just.

Are you ticklish?   noooooo…

Have you ever had your heart broken?   n_o

Ever walked into the opposite sex’s bathroom?   HAHAHHA nope :) arent i a good girl :P

What’s your view on taking risks?   GO FOR IT!!! no, that’s not my opinion ==” im practical. take it as long as it’s not too outrageous…

Who were you last in a car with?   mum

What song are you listening to?   not listening to any, unless u count somebody next door playing on the piano…

Is there a girl that knows everything or almost everything about you?   almost everything – maybe. nobody knows EVERYTHING. mwahahahh

Think back to September, were you in a relationship?   sure, with family, friends, God etc… girl & guy relationship? nope. and why september??

If Britney Spears came to your town, would you go see her concert?   no

If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly what would it be?   OMGOSH!!! EVERYBODY KNOWS HOW MUCH I WANNA FLY!!! so flying it is :] if only this wasnt a hypothetical situation… i wonder if i might regret my choice? nah, i dont think so :D and btw, a million bucks in which currency… ?? o.O

Is there someone who continuously lets you down?   nope :]

Is there someone you’d really like to hang out with and just talk about stuff?   ummm… yeah, there is

Is there something that has happened in your past that you really hate talking about?   definitely.

Is anything bothering you?   duh. no wait, actually, nothing at the mo :D but im sure there’s something at the back of my mind that i just havent remembered to be bothered about yet…

What was your last thought before you went to bed last night?   that it was too early to be sleeping and i’d probably stay up for ages. it was 9:30pm.

Have you ever tried your hardest, then got disappointed later on?   think so. but i dont remember it.

Does anyone know your Facebook password?   darn. if i did this survey a week ago, i would’ve been able to respond smugly with a ‘i dont have fb mwahahahha’. ah well. and no, nobody knows.

Did you cry today?   nearly :S

Whats your current mood?   bored. and content.

What are you looking forward to?   ahm, within this week… 180fm!!! and weirdly, musical :D

What are you doing at the moment?   gazing at the comp screen and sitting cross-legged on my chair.

I love: God, my family, friends :P and dark chocolate mmm..
 
Right now I want: to talk to somebody face to face
I feel like: watching chinese dramas
I hate it when: people get too overmodest. im giving u a compliment – take it.
I need: a hug
I want to meet: a fairy
I’m afraid of: scary things :P
I’m listening to: the sound of the tv downstairs
I wish I was: “a punkrocker with flowers in my hair” :P no i dont xD i wish i was more outgoing
I want to get: an iTouch
I have: run out of things to say
I think: too much
I hate waking up to: ALARM CLOCKS!!
Today I: had fun in science with syd :]
Tomorrow I’m: gonna have as much fun as i can yeah
What grade is the last person you texted in? my grade :)

If you found out your best friend wαs smoking weed, would you be disαppointed?   very

Do you look people in the eye when you tαlk to them?   uhh, half the time. the other half, i look past them, or around… coz its awkward staring into each other’s eyes… sorry to those who think im not listening properly to u!! or maybe im not >.>

This time last year, can you remember who you liked?   my friends yay

Is there anyone who will always have a place in your heart?   yup

What are your initials?   CC :DD

Is your hair longer than your shoulders?   yesh

Is there someone who meant a lot to you at one point and aren’t around much anymore?   sadly, yeah :(

::fifty-eight

by cloudier

PETA on mulesing campaign

united colors of benetton

i know this is old,

but this campaign is bullshit.

mulesing is used to prevent blowfly strike, a disease of merino sheep which often leads to slow and painful deaths. so even when speaking from the sheep’s point of view, mulesing is the better choice.

so far, there are no commercially viable alternatives to mulesing and there’s also no other methods that are as effective.

although perhaps passing legislation forcing use of anesthetics etc. would be a good idea.