Questionnaire

February 3, 2011

I think a thoughtful friend could make a really stimulating questionnaire of a personal nature for you.

Revenue bonds don’t have tax financing limits.

Municipal bonds are taxed less heavily than corporate and government bonds, so they are suitable for investors in lower tax brackets, but they also have lower yield.

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goodness

May 13, 2010

i am so excited about this! it is so delicious seeming, oh lordy, peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint peppermint

mmmmmmmm

too bad i cant get this but YOU SHOULD! click on below screenshot to make huger–

review via slashdot–

I’ve covered a lot of remastered versions of Ubuntu since DLR launched. But, every once in a while, I bump into one that is particularly interesting to review. Peppermint OS One is definitely in that category.

Peppermint OS One is a web-centric Ubuntu remaster that passes up common desktop applications like OpenOffice.org in favor of web-based alternatives such as Google Docs. And it doesn’t stop with office applications either; Peppermint OS One integrates video sites like YouTube and Hulu right into the desktop experience.

peppermint peppermint peppermint

cool!!!

May 13, 2010

ok so a tiny piece of it and it is a hotmess bc i havent gotten in touch w him to ask if i can put up the whole thing here but look at this thing that bejai found!!!! beta on language (pg 2) is statistically sig all across. cool!!! good job bejai, u rock!!!


surreal

May 5, 2010

this is really weird to read!

also, LOL. what greatness. what great humor, comedic compass. not that i would ever marry gmail if i could but id totally marry gmail if i could.


never heard of term ‘gnostic’ bfore!

May 3, 2010

atheist, gnostic, theist, agnostic


asexuality

May 3, 2010

super interesting

also, here is the wikipedia entry on anti-sexualism

Antisexualism is a term that describes either,

  • the views of someone who is antagonistic towards sexuality;
  • or a movement against all forms of sexuality.

People involved in, and proponents of, the movement may be described as “antisexual”. In pre-modern times, antisexualism was usually expressed in religious terms, but it now also occurs as a secular social reform agenda. Most antisexual people believe that sexuality is a kind of addiction resulting in both physical and social effects, that it disrupts relationships, and causes people to lie and cheat to achieve the pleasure of sexual gratification. An antisexual person who refuses to have sex is considered to be a celibate or an antisexual celibate, and is not necessarily asexual. Some antisexual people believe sexuality to be the cause of many of the world’s problems. Antisexuals can also be opposed to the idea of romantic love, with some describing it as an “addiction to a person”.

this is so fascinating!!!!

Reasons for antisexualism

  • Sexuality can complicate relationships (as when people are hostile towards each other because they are sexually attracted to the same person).
  • Sex may hinder one’s spiritual development (example of a non-secular argument).
  • Sexual desire can cause people to place primitive instinct ahead of intellect (people across the world continue to have unsafe casual sex despite their awareness of the dangers of STDs, for example).
  • Sexuality asserts itself in the human mind by releasing neurochemicals comparable to addictive drugs into the brain.
  • Sexual desire can cause people to lie and cheat in the pursuit of sexual relationships.
  • Sexuality can lead to discrimination, based on perceptions of sexual immorality and intolerance of certain sexual preferences (Homophobia, for instance).
  • Sexual desires could be false assumptions that are foisted on you by society, hence you may need to look at how your sexuality is ideologically and institutionally constructed.
  • Some opponents of lookism, a recently documented form of discrimination, along with some proponents of fat acceptance, argue that sexuality, which is usually based on notion of physical attractiveness, encourages and justifies obliviousness to the unfairness of discrimination against people who are deemed unattractive by others.
  • Some (but not all) antisexualists make no distinction between consent and coercion, seeing sex as a means of oppression.
  • Some antisexualists see a link between unrestricted reproduction, resource depletion and environmental decay. This is a position ideologically connected to deep ecology.
  • Some antisexualists argue that certain mother-roles are a construct used to subjugate women, hence they oppose procreation. This argument chimes with certain feminist and queer theories (lesbian and Green feminism), but not others.
  • Some antisexualists see family as a harmful entity for society, which is similar to some radical Marxist theories that see the family as an extension of an oppressive state.

hypertrophy

April 26, 2010

im sorry to do this, i am i am. im not. this is too good. ibid.

We must search-and-replace all occurrences of “resistance” with “impulsion” or perhaps “thrust.” Thus the concept of resistance in politics should be superceded by the concept of hypertrophy. Resistance is a Clausewitzian mentality; the strategy of maneuvers teaches us instead that the best way to beat an enemy is to become a better enemy. One must push through to the other side, rather than drag one’s heels. There are two directions for political change: resistance implies a desire for statis or retrograde motion, but hypertrophy is the desire for pushing beyond. The goal is not to destroy technology in some neoluddite delusion, but to push technology into a hypertrophic state, further than it is meant to go. We must scale up, not unplug. Then, during the passage of technology into this injured, engorged, and unguarded condition, it will be transformed into something better, something in closer agreement with the real desires of its users.