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Unity? Absent. [14 Sep 2005|09:13pm]

[ mood | pissed off ]

Hello. My name's Megan, I'm 17 and currently attending Coleman College under the BA program.

I am very angry about the treatment of the Hurricane Survivors.

My Great Grandma was in New Orleans and her family (thank Goddess) got her to the Superdome safely. But when my grandfather tried to get her from the Astrodome (she should have been top priority since she is 90 years old and in need of medication), he couldn't get information from anyone and her bus wasn't there when it should have been.

I'm sure you've all seen CNN reports and/or others (I've been watching CNN) saying that there is chaos. Breaking into stores. Shooting. Police getting killed.

What would you do? Your babies are starving, your husband/wife/parents need vitamins. I'd break into a store to provide for my family. I'd get a gun to protect my family.

The police wouldn't help these people. They would just drive buy and people would ask for food and water and they would just say "help is coming". When? I couldn't and wouldn't (be) see(ing) that help.

Police getting killed? You haven't ate for days, your babies are crying, or maybe you are just over-all feeling a all-time shitty. A officer tells you "help will come" another tells you "help will come" another tells you "help will come". Some would get angry and it could end up causing violence.

I also would love to know why it takes a huge disaster like 9/11 and Hurricane K. to realize "hey... we were'nt planning on this... oh shit!"

I want to know why, people:volunteers, would be turned DOWN when they traveled to the areas that needed help. People had to disguise themselves as officials to help others.

Rich people staying at the Hilton (face it, the Hilton is expensive) LEFT their Lexus, Lincolns, etc to ride a bus to safty that the hotel provided and would not help other people.

I would just love to know what the fuck is going on.

Help didn't show up for a week. They KNEW THIS HURRICANE WAS GOING TO BE AWFUL. For a MONTH! Christ! Thousands are DYING! Children as young as six are getting raped, womyn are being raped. It's still chaos! It's been weeks!

And what do they want us to do? Send them money. Thats it. Send us a check to prove you care.

Wow... America showing it's true colors.

Anyway... yeah.

Peace and Love

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one more reason [11 Jul 2005|08:03pm]

[ mood | cranky ]

Pulling the Plug on Local Internet
Guess who wants to stop you from getting universal, citywide wireless cheaper than you get it now?

By Steven Levy

July 18 issue - Pete Sessions, a Texas member of the House, believes in states' rights. But he also thinks that there are situations so extreme that Congress must slap down state and local government initiatives. One such case: localities that offer citizens free or low-cost Internet service. Idealists may view extending high-speed Internet as a boon to education, an economic shot in the arm and a vital component in effective emergency services. Sessions (who once worked for telecom giant SBC) sees it as local-government meddling in the marketplace—"trying to pick winners and losers," he says—and thus justifies federal meddling to stop elected officials from giving their constituents a stake in the 21st century.

The Sessions bill is only one shot in the battle over municipal wireless, or muni Wi-Fi. In hundreds of communities, public officials have concluded that the Internet is an essential service. They see that their residents are either offered prices that are too high or are not offered services at all. They are aware that while our nation stumbles in high-speed-Internet adoption, other countries make sure consumers can get connected at lower prices (Japanese and South Korean users pay about half what we do). "We are asleep at the wheel," says Andrew Rasiej, a candidate for public advocate in New York City.

Using "mesh" networks that run on the Wi-Fi wireless standard, cities can deliver the Internet affordably to everyone within their boundaries. "We can cover a city for a fraction of the cost of the traditional providers," says Ron Sege of Tropos, a company that installs shoe-box-size devices that beam the Net from street lamps. This enables cities like Philadelphia to launch nonprofit efforts to make whole neighborhoods into hotspots: public spaces get free access, and citizens who use the service at home or around town are billed less than $20 a month. "We all have to compete in a knowledge economy," explains Dianah Neff, the city's chief information officer, who says the current providers focus excessively on the affluent.

The telecom and cable giants that sell broadband Internet have mobilized to stop or-ganizers like Neff. The likes of Verizon, SBC and Comcast are lobbying hard and donating big. They argue that taxpayer-funded competition makes the marketplace unfair (ironic, since those firms owe their dominance to government-granted monopolies). Then they claim that cities are too unsophisticated to pull off such projects (so why are they worried?). They fund think tanks that churn out white papers with titles like "Municipal Networks: The Wrong Solution." And they are racking up successes—14 states so far have passed laws that constrain localities in muni Wi-Fi efforts. In Pennsylvania, only a grass-roots protest from Philadelphians forced the legislature to exempt the city from its bill—but elsewhere in the state, cities and towns can't proceed on plans unless they offer the deal first to the phone companies, which can stall for years before deciding.

The fight isn't over. As people learn what's at stake, they are less likely to tolerate efforts that make it illegal for local officials to serve them. Tech companies like Dell are beginning to exert lobbying pressure on the other side. And Sens. John McCain and Frank Lautenberg responded to the Sessions bill by introducing the Community Broadband Act, which stops states from banning muni Wi-Fi. Those yearning for affordable broadband—or any at all—should let their representatives know which bill they prefer. And if you live in Colorado, Florida, Pennsylvania or any other state where legislators have roadblocked cheap wireless, you might check out whether your local rep supported the telcos—or you.

© 2005 Newsweek, Inc.
© 2005 MSNBC.com

URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8524609/site/newsweek/

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[02 May 2004|08:27pm]

fuck cinco de mayo!!!!

sorry i just felt like bitching
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Rant about the Atkins diet. [04 Mar 2004|01:25pm]

[ mood | pissed off ]

Alright, so I need to get this shit out of my system. I tried writing an aesthetically-pleasing sized section on this in my journal, but there's so much more I want to say.

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[18 Feb 2004|06:23pm]

god damn it go-go i didnt say all of them i just said the ones that do.

u took it outta context.

I'm just sayin those who hit on ppl all sleezy. then get defend oh just because theyre gay.
dude i have tons of gay friends. so it actully pisses me off you took what i said out of context
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I said... who are you... cause. I don't care! [06 Feb 2004|09:40pm]

I think it's funny that Society would rather for the most part shelter kids, rather then teach them right from wrong. Spoiling them, incasing them in this false sense of security.

Hear no, See no, Speak no Evils.
Evil awaits just outside the door, leaks in from anywhere the outside world can.

rather then trying to avoid the enevadable, take it head on.
teach your children. don't just add more to the pile of stupidity.

so we see tit, at a halftime show. -bad-
yet kids are still brestfed in public? -good-
oh it's ok this way, just not that.
and if it were a nekid baby ass no one would say shit.
but to me.
nekid babies are gross.
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[06 Feb 2004|04:40pm]

[ mood | annoyed ]


(I figured someone oughta start of this bitchfest...)

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