Monday, April 20, 2009

I want to bring something up here. Part of the The Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve is in danger of being mined. And Strip mined no less. I've just been to the online petition link, saw how many signature they have, and frankly, I'm not happy. So I'm taking my limited resources, pooling them, and trying to get a few more signatures. So take the link, send it on, sign it, don't forget to confirm your email after. Please.


Thursday, March 05, 2009

Can I get a good arguement?

Recently I found a thing yahoo has, called yahoo answers. So I started to cruse around the site, it's basically a place where you can ask something, then have many people answer it over a period of time. Which is awesome in itself. Not sure about something? Ask a bunch of people, get an answer. Algebra, written works, Bigfoot hunting, (yes, someone actually asked the best place to go Bigfoot hunting) names of songs, even get opinions on the first part of your screen play. It's an awesome idea, and now I'm addicted. (Here comes the but) But, (there it is) it has its problems. Which tended to start where most problems start. In the religious section. Skimming through, finding things that strike my interest,(Like: Did Mary wear a mini skirt? and: why does everybody hate wiccans? so forth) I noticed something about the arguments being made. Frankly, they weren't very good. Most seemed to start with "I'm right" and end with "your wrong." (The rest were just the opposite.) I did find a few people who could put a logical sentence together, and make a good argument. Past those five (which I think come to one atheist, two witches, and an LDS.) no one could get a real point across. Most ended up with, God is good, Jesus is lord, your all going to hell. Good points, but usually not connected in anyway to the original statement. Which brings us to today's topic. (Bout time right?) What happened to real arguments? Ones where you learn something, or teach something. Not just shear contradiction. Those who know me, know I love a good argument, which is basically why I'm writing this blog. I've been know to take sides in an argument I know are wrong, win said argument, then explain why I was wrong. But I don't like to argue with myself. (Even though I often do. About anything, everything, and if I should be put away for arguing with myself.) But it's not something I'd do if I could find someone who would have real arguments with me. (Who am I kidding? Yes I would.) But honestly, with today's internet, books on tape, and popular science, it's not that hard to produce a good fact on whatever case your making. (especially in religion, which some so much written text.) Any for that matter, for a good argument to work, you have to know something about the other side. Which is probably why if I don't know something about it, I'm working towards finding a good source of knowledge, never heard of it to begin with, or consulting with someone that knows more then you right now. You can't say someone is wrong unless you've done a little homework. For instance, I'm not going to hell because I'm not a Christan. I'm going to hell because I worship a false god, and your god says it right here in "whatever part" of his book. (Of course, I've got some really good come backs for that, but that's a different post)(Oh, I'm sorry about all the religious stuff, but since it is the source of so many arguments, and what prompted me to write, I think I'll stick with it.) But to the original point here. Arguments are good for the betterment of mankind, but there not just saying "no it isn't" over and over. We're not five anymore. Learn something, then form an opinion, then find more facts to back up your opinions. I've been at it since I was ten, now I'm twenty and still working at it. I think it's time for someone to step up. I think this is a good place to stop. But for those of you who have children, or teach, or if your just looking to expand you own horizons. The art of the argument is a good lesson, and a better skill to have.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

National Caucasian Heritage Month

Ladies and gentlemen, school boys and school girls. It's the first of march. Which means it's National Caucasian Heritage Month. A month all the white folks can find there ancestors, learn the songs of there homeland, and force there history on everyone around them. Sounds like a joke right? Nope, I thought it up four years ago because; I got tired of listening to everyone get on about African American history month. (or Black history month, as it is really know as.) You know, the month where no matter where you turn, there is something about old dead black people. Love it, love it. So far as I've seen, there isn't a Caucasian Heritage month, why not? March seems fine to me, think I'll take it. (oh, white dude taking something else.)(Sorry Irish Americans, if you want, I could move it, maybe January?)And before you start throwing things at me, I'm no white supremacist and no racist. In fact, I'm tyring to promote just the opposite. Lets face it people, in many major cities, blacks outnumber whites, and there pretty close to it in all the other ones. Last I heard, in five years or so, white will actually be the minority. But will it stop anything, naw, doubt it. We're all still gonna hear about how my granddaddy owned someone else's granddaddy, and why I should have to pay his family for something nobody is even alive from anyway. But before I get off my original point to far. (Racism, not just for crackers anymore?) Frankly, racism is alive and well. (you know, in it's original context.) Last I saw, Americans were pretty quick to condemn anyone of Arab decent a few years back, and I'm sure the Illinois Nazis are still around. As for white on black racism, doesn't exist anymore, not on any kind of scale. From what I've seen, it's going the other way. The UNCF (united Negro collage fund[I think that's right}) ia a fund set on putting African Americans through collage, cool with me, if your smart enough to be a doctor, lawyer, art major, whatever, go for it. But do it like us, take the pell grant, school and sports scholarships, stay up all night studying for your next test, or let everyone else (including the white folk) have a fund for that reason to. And don't take the straight A students spot for some inner city kid who can't tell the difference between black marker and algebra. (yes, I'm angry at a lot of people who pull this same stunt.)(P.S. Anyone that got those spots, you'd better understand what you have, so don't blow it.) Apart from that, A few years ago in a major Ohio city, a black fire chief was criticized for not having enough black fire fighters. Even though the last class of firefighters had four of them, one that didn't show up, one that didn't pass the drug screening, and one who just could not perform the job. Um, which is better? A bunch of Black firefighters, or a bunch of guys who can actually put out a fire? African Americans get prosecuted for crimes more then Caucasians. Okay, maybe it's because most of the time they do it. It's not racist to say it, frankly it's true. (on the other hand 3 to 5 percent of people in prison are innocent anyway.) Before I get to long on this post, and go off offend someone. (to late?) I'll stop, but just take a look around, for two seconds think about everything African Americans have. (the month, MLK day [which is in January, oddly enough] all the funds dedicated to them, and lets not forget Jesse Jackson) How much of that do Caucasians have. If someone started something like them, how many lawsuits would be filed the next day? Racism isn't a term limited to white people, it's still a hate crime when black people attack white people because there white. I'm more then happy to call my month off, when everyone else does. I thought about leaving you with the word of MLK, but to do so, I'd have to put a whole segment of the speech up, and it's just to long. So I'm leaving you a link to his words, if you haven't read it, I would. He didn't want what we have now, he just wanted everyone to be equal.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

We all know that many post made on blogs are formed by whats going on around us. Well, I've been fighting a slowly losing almost one man battle for a few years. And today, after curcumstances I'd rather not get into led me to write whats below, I've deieced to get a few new weapons. So not only is this going onto this blog, which is about to be doubled in readers. (since theres like one, there might be more.) But this essay will be submitted to be published, where people will actully read it. So long as I can find some one to take it. Remember, this is writtin to a teacher, and not edited to fit a mass market. Enjoy.

After much internal debate and a look at the example explicate, I’ve decided not to do this, along with a few other assignments. I’ve included a list below. Not because I find them difficult to understand, or to perform, nor because I never cared for Dickinson. But because I choose to remain fighting what I’ve been fighting against for many years. The senseless destruction of art and arts enjoyment.
For many years and too little avail, I’ve been trying to steer people away from picking apart stories, poems, sonnets, and other forms of art. It demolishes the whole point of art. Never was a story written for people to explain, never was a painting brushed to be seen as part of the artist’s subconscious. They were created to enjoy, to teach, and to preserve a part of history. Whether, if in the artist life, or in the worlds.
By looking at works of art they way we are now being taught to in school, it not only removes the enjoyment of reading the works of Dickens, Twain, Dante and many others; but it voids the original point of education all together. Which was to teach people to read, so they can read such works, and to write, so the students themselves can write works for generations after them.
I will answer questions to prove I have read these stories, if needed, and I will explain the morals, as they come across to me. Or I will take the poor grades for these assignments, but I’ve explained my reasons, and that’s more important to me then continuing to kill an artist’s work.
And yes, I realize teachers have little power to change what must be taught in their classrooms. And I know what I’m writing will not do me much good, nor will it help my cause, but I choose to believe that revolutions start with one person. So the more people I share my point with, the more might rally behind it.
And if in fact you would like, I will send you some of the essays and stories I have written over the last year or so to prove I understand writing concepts, and proper form, although I seldom hold to some of them for the purpose of being original. I do believe that proper form, grammar, and other concepts that help people become better writers should be taught in schools; and that past works should be read in schools. I want to make it clear I’m not against schooling, reading, and being able to understand what an author is writing. I’m just opposed to explaining every last detail of a story.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

That blasted internet, and those darn Russains

Does your computer have worms? Mine Doesn't, but it did have a nasty virus. Other then killing the computer as I knew it, it was actully kinda cool. After I found out about some of the stuff it has done. Like about kill the entire internet. Hit twelve of thirteen servers. And killed the last as they were getting three up. Of course, losing all eight years worth of collecting music isn't worth a cool thought. (More so since alot of what I lost was rare.) This is mostly why I don't trust computers though. If something does take out the internet, everything changes, and there will be alot more lost then some live Dean Martin, or rare third verses of songs. (I heard the Russains created this one. Darn russains. {Oh, if they didn't create it. Darn Russains}) This is why I hide my money in a sock, pay with cash, and don't trust technology. The end.

Oh, continue visting Story time Axlle at: N
Now with Axllayick (axe-lay-ick) quotes.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Woo, free time, and I've got nothing better to do then write. How umm... sad? Anyway, this post is pointless with the execption it will keep someone I know quiet for thirty seconds or so. HI!!!! Remember to read my stories at the link in the last post. Latest update there now.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

YO, check out the new story time Axlle at Only one story there now, but just wait two or three short weeks for a new one.