outta here

Apr. 11th, 2017 02:36 pm
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FYI...Eventually moving to a dreamwidth account, and this one will be gone. I'm tanrinia over there too. FYI
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Created this to migrate my old LJ account...
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So I can migrate LJ to here.
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1. If I don't know who you are I won't friend you. So drop me a line and tell me who you are :)
2. I have a filters set up for ADF's Initiate Path and Warriors Guild Study Programs. If you wanna read that, well, I will first tell you that you clearly need a hobby :) and then I will add you to them. But they're kind of boring.
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I would just post a link, however they don't put their reviews on line. (not friends-locked for my friends who actually have a life without livejournal!)

Milosevic. Saddam. And now Rush.
From Sept 6, 2007 edition of The Other Paper, by John Petric

During Rush's well-attended Sunday night show at Germain Amphitheater, the Canadian super trio violated good taste on every level: gauche, aimless song architecture that stands as the sonic equivalent of Gladys Presley's dream outhouse; jejune lyrics designed to appear wise to the foolish and deep to the shallow; and ridiculous artwork from its album covers and videos (flashing on three large screens behind the band) that recalled Hitler's surrealist period as an unemployed painter. Read more... )

There's also a picture of the three (although it does not actually appear to be from the columbus show, interestingly enough) with the caption "A negative, pukey downer Rush

for contrast, here's the review from <u>The Columbus Dispatch</u> )
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How many members of the Bush administration does it take to change a light bulb?

1. One to deny that a light bulb needs to be changed;
2. One to attack the patriotism of anyone who says the light bulb needs to be changed;
3. One to blame Clinton for burning out the light bulb;
4. One to arrange the invasion of a country rumored to have a secret stockpile of light bulbs;
5. One to give a billion dollar no-bid contract to Haliburton for the new light bulb;
6. One to arrange a photograph of Bush, dressed as a janitor, standing on a step ladder under the banner: Light Bulb Change Accomplished;
7. One administration insider to resign and write a book documenting in detail how Bush was literally in the dark;
8. One to viciously smear #7;
9. One surrogate to campaign on TV and at rallies on how George Bush has had a strong light-bulb-changing policy all along;
10. And finally one to confuse Americans about the difference between screwing a light bulb and screwing the country.

i'd love to attribute this to someone, but i got it forwarded from about a gazillion people from the tanri-dad. if anyone knows the original, i'll credit here.
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We hold these truths to be self-evident,

that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Prudence,indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

(i hope it's okay to post this last bit...if not, let me know, and i'll remove it, i just found it meaningful...)

"Pass it on... this is who we are and what we started as a nation... no matter if we are a first nations people, descended from the original colonists, descended from slaves or descended from people all over the world who came looking for a better life. This is who we are and what we should be again, because damn if we aren't heading into the fire from which this was born." - Wynkat1313
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I'm watching Senate Bill 3930 and its amendments be voted on the floor of the senate. (that link may not be the final version, and i can't tell if ithas the proposed amendments).

it got pushed through the house already. in a few moments, it will be law. among the scarier aspects? take a peek.

section 948B Military commissions generally
`(f) Geneva Conventions Not Establishing Source of Rights- No alien enemy unlawful combatant subject to trial by military commission uner this chapter may invoke the Geneva Conventions as a source of rights at his trial by military commission.'

Lawful v. unlawful combatants per section 948A

`(3) LAWFUL ENEMY COMBATANT- The term `lawful enemy combatant' means an individual who is--

`(A) a member of the regular forces of a State party engaged in hostilities against the United States;

`(B) a member of a militia, volunteer corps, or organized resistance movement belonging to a State party engaged in such hostilities, which are under responsible command, wear a fixed distinctive sign recognizable at a distance, carry their arms openly, and abide by the law of war; or

`(C) a member of a regular armed force who professes allegiance to a government engaged in such hostilities, but not recognized by the United States.

`(4) UNLAWFUL ENEMY COMBATANT- The term `unlawful enemy combatant' means an individual engaged in hostilities against the United States who is not a lawful enemy combatant.

anyway....back to the fun stuff...

also under section 948B

`(c) Inapplicability of Certain Provisions- (1) The following provisions of this title shall not apply to trial by military commission under this chapter:

`(A) Section 810 (article 10 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice), relating to speedy trial, including any rule of courts-martial relating to speedy trial.

`(B) Sections 831(a), (b), and (d) (articles 31(a), (b), and (d) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice), relating to compulsory self-incrimination.

`(C) Section 832 (article 32 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice), relating to pretrial investigation.

what fun eh? but wait, there is more...

the best part, and the part that nearly had me blinded with rage as i was listening to it on the road and still brings me to tears as i type...Sec B Habeas Corpus Matters.

habeas corpus has existed since at LEAST the 13th C (see here for the gory details). the short version, is that this prevents government entities from holding people without charges and for unlimited amounts of time (i'm GREATLY oversimplifying). EVEN MONARCHIES NOT KNOWN FOR RESPECTING INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS HAVE HAD HABEAS CORPUS!!

here's what our friendly senate bill says...

`(e)(1) No court, justice, or judge shall have jurisdiction to hear or consider an application for a writ of habeas corpus filed by or on behalf of an alien detained by the United States who--

`(A) is currently in United States custody; and

`(B) has been determined by the United States to have been properly detained as an enemy combatant or is awaiting such determination.

`(2) Except as provided in paragraphs (2) and (3) of section 1005(e) of the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005 (10 U.S.C. 801 note), no court, justice, or judge shall have jurisdiction to hear or consider any other action against the United States or its agents relating to any aspect of the detention, transfer, treatment, trial, or conditions of confinement of an alien detained by the United States who--

`(A) is currently in United States custody; and

`(B) has been determined by the United States to have been properly detained as an enemy combatant or is awaiting such determination.'.


Section 7 continues with the snubbing of the geneva convention...i'll not copy it here, you have the links (or go to www.congress.gov and search for S.3930)

all of the democratic amendments to limit it in someway have so far failed. i can't believe PEOPLE, regardless of party would vote for something that so FLAGRANTLY flaunts those rights we claim to be fighting for and promoting.

i fear what this means for our soldiers who are in custody some day. what will happen to them, if the mentality is "well, the US is going to torture and hold forever our soldiers..."

oh what the hell, just one...(a) In General- No person may invoke the Geneva Conventions, or any protocols thereto, in any habeas or civil action or proceeding to which the United States, or a current or former officer, employee, member of the Armed Forces, or other agent of the United States, is a party, as a source of rights in any court of the United States or its States or territories.

i have to stop...the more i read, the more sick to my stomach i get. this is a scary precedent to begin. the PATRIOT ACT has not and will not stop just on terrorism suspects...this will not either.

i've never cried over a governmental decision from any branch...until today. a republican on air america (!) was wondering what it was going to take to get people to get to the streets. i used to dismiss such revolutionary talk as not necessary. now i'm not so sure.


i post it here, AND PUBLICLY so folks KNOW...this stuff is REALLY HAPPENING, it's not some paranoid delusion.
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well, it's not quite....it was sunday night at the TNA pay per view but it took a while to filter to me because i don't get all the PPVs.

so, Kurt Angle is "jumping ship" to from WWE to TNA. (sort of news story here.)

Apparently, we learn nothing from the death of the late great eddie guerrero. Or any NUMBER of professional wrestlers who have ignored nagging injuries via artificial means and caused themselves worse injury and death.

the story is that WWE released kurt angle because nagging injuries stemming from even his amateur wrestling days have not healed properly and continue to be a liability. AND that to deal with these lingering injuries, kurt has resorted to 'artificial means.' whether that means addiction to pain relievers or just plain doping to improve performance, or both, i don't know. the fact that WWE took the step to actually RELEASE one of their most popular performers tells you that, IF the story is true, things must be serious.

if you didn't click the link above (hell, you probably skipped over this already :) you'll see kurt's amatuer wrestling career, with two gold medals. Watching him in the professional ring, he would often translate that talent. he was very VERY fast. occasionally he and Chris Benoit would throw some traditional "real" greco roman and freestyle wrestling moves in there. it's been several years since i was a wrestling stat (okay, more than several) but he definitely has some talent there.

so it sucks to think that he can't or won't give it up, at least temporarily to heal COMPLETELY (as shawn michaels did, and as it appears chris benoit is doing). as i told my friend E (who called me yesterday afternoon once he read the news) "Does he WANT to have us watch him die in the ring?"

the risk is not just to himself. say what you will about the 'choreographed' and 'staged' nature of professional wrestling, but those are real stunts they are doing. there is a tremendous amount of skill in lifting someone over your head and safely bringing them to the ground, all while making it look 'real.' or at least 'real enough.' there's also a tremendous amount of trust in the person holding you suspended head first over the mat, knowing that the person holding you *could* drop you on your head and break your neck (and it's happened...) but you trust they won't.

the way i see it, if this is all true, not only is kurt risking his own life, he's risking the lives of his fellow wrestlers. and if i'm a fellow wrestler, i'm not sure i'm willing to work with him.

i do say 'if' an awful lot. the pro wrestling business being what it is, you can never tell what is a work and what is a shoot (i.e., what is a storyline, also called 'kayfabe,' and what is real.) one of WWE's announcer's recent firings was reported as legit (and got the internet wrestling community all up in arms). turns out, he needed time off for medical purposes. *sigh*

for his part, kurt is saying that the WWE exaggerated. that his injuries and other issues aren't that serious and are well on the mend. for his safety and his coworkers' safety, i hope he's right.

[[then there's the part of me that thinks WWE really owns TNA (or that a mcmahon owns a part of it) and this is just a huge work to justify moving kurt over there to help TNA's ratings :) and, i just noticed TNA's webpage advertising the Rock's new movie (produced by WWE's movie-making faction), the circumstancial evidence thickens!!]]

if he's at the end of his in ring career, he could still be an asset to wrestling. he's got terrific mic skills (something certain other superstars would do well to emulate.) you could keep him on camera as a manager, which means he could still give and take a few bumps here and there, but nothing life threatening. behind the scenes he could be a trainer and mentor for new talent (see 'certain' and 'other' above...)

ah well...in the grand scheme of things it ain't building new houses or stopping bombs from falling on old ones.
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i was just gonna put dayton and dublin together, as it really is just one festival, interrupted briefly by a work week. however, this dayton one is getting too long for that....

dayton. what can i say? the dayton celtic festival has really grown on us. it's small, but not too small. beautiful location on the bank of the miami river. AND they have guinness, harp, and smithwick!!!! AND IT'S FREE!!!!

saw our friends in homeland and the firestarters. Homeland debuted the t-shirt vitaminJ designed for them (green shamrock on black). roger offered to teach me irish, (good pr: flirt with the smitten lassies) and he and his wife tried to talk us up for the next time the band goes to ireland. OKAY, I'M GOING! ran in to T of knot fibb'n. ran into many people, really. an interesting breed, celtic-festival goers. the divine [livejournal.com profile] aislinggheal was there, looking extremely hot as always. our friend M from indy, S from california, and several others who we see 2-3 times a year at celtic festivals. also got to see [livejournal.com profile] _boy_ and [livejournal.com profile] lillassea at their booth, which was busy whenever we went by (but apparently NOT when we were also hiding from the sun, with all the other customers!) some day we're going to have to go somewhere they aren't working and just hang with them for a bit. the guys at the utilikilt booth seemed to remember us from last year (more good pr? pretend you remember people?)

gaelic storm was good as always. but..... their bodhran player amicably left the band (although did join in for a few songs the friday night set) and i didn't think it would change the sound that much. wow, does it ever. firstly, the harmonies and backing vocals were thin. his voice added so much depth that i hadn't noticed until it wasn't there. secondly, while one may argue that both a drummer (bongos) and bodhran aren't needed, when the band has no bass instrument, the bodhran added much needed 'bottom tones' that were also lacking. as so much celtic music is high end (fiddles, whistles, and such), it is REALLY noticeable when lower-toned instruments aren't there.

got some new CDs (which i didn't get to write down, but they're at home). and a new UK. they had a black one, which...well i had promised myself that if they had a black one in my size, i'd get it. and they did. THREE IS ENOUGH I PROMISE! gotta get shoes so i can actually wear them to school!

anyway, the celtic music subculture is cool. fans and musicians intermingle. the one common denominator is the music. it brings us all together. those that can't play or sing are just as passionate as those that can, as if we could do it, we'd be up there with them. but getting to know each other as people outside of those roles? very cool. additionally, even though we ostensibly went for the express purpose of hanging with about 6-7 people, we weren't glued to them for the entire time. we all came and went, meeting up at irregular intervals, and then sometimes by design. everyone does their own thing, goes to after parties or not and generally just goes with the flow...

even when it leads us into temptation. Thursday, vitaminJ did not get home from chicago (after spending a good 8 hours at ohare due to 'weather') util 2am. so friday we were exhausted. after the GS show, the inevitable "what shall we do now?" began. there were at least 2 after parties going on. the 'official' one, and the other one. but there was a third option, go back to the hotel and sleep as we were exhausted. however, as S had come all the way from CA, he was having NONE of that. so, a fourth option arose...he talked us into "just going for the one" at a different bar.

now, on the new GS album, there's a song that details the dangers of just going for the one. oh, how i wish we had heard that first :) "going for the one" ended us up in a gay bar with a drag show!! it was A LOT OF FUN, don't get me wrong, but we were then THOROUGHLY exhausted. the men at the bar were also really digging S and vitaminJ's utilikilts ;)

can't wait 'til next year :)
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first off, this was my first sirius rising! yay! and i was blessed to have my friend J go with me. J and i go way back, and made it through a very rough patch with each other and i am SO VERY GLAD that we are friends. :smoochies J!!:

so saddle up!Read more... )
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(and probably good to heed for folks who use ANY IM).


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As always, this will prolly be long so it'll be behind cuts...

thursday )

friday )

saturday )

sunday )

all in all, two thumbs up. i was soooo glad to meet some new folks and reconnect with 'old' folks. :) hopefully it's in indiana again next year!
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okay, i've added folks i met at Wellspring and Trothmoot...i think....

if i've not, it's because i can't remember for the life of me who you are....so help me out with that.

i'll also be writing a new bio in a few minutes here, so everyone take a look at it and lemme know. this'll be my last public posting (other than random festival reviews and such) for a while.
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probably easiest to do this day-by-day.

thursday )

friday )

saturday )

Sunday )

monday )

i'm sure i left out something really important, but i have a final exam to write and get to the copy center before we leave for TM tomorrow. so if i left anyone out, it's unintentional. i enjoyed EVERYONE i met and hope to see them again at summerlands and whenever else :D
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with final preparations for wellspring being done and staged in the living room by the wonderful vitaminJ last night as i cooked dinner, my pre-festival-angst is down to say....yellow and/or defcon 3.

i will not be dissuaded by today's weekend forecast per weather.com, which has a tad more rain in it than it did earlier in the week. rain i can deal with as long as it is also warm, which it appears it shall be. this has not changed.

and thus i am happy.

in less than 48 hours i will be away from students, colleagues, traffic, neighbors, and irritating christians with jesus fish and 'pray for our troops' yellow ribbon magnets and bible verse license plates. (as opposed to non irritating christians such as those on my f-list :)

in less than 48 hours i will be breathing in clean air, watching a gazillion more stars than i could possibly see here and sharing in frith and friendship around fires.

in less than 48 hours i will arise in the early morning sun, showering in the cool air as the hot water hits my skin.

(gotta love outdoor showers)

in less than 48 hours i will sleep on the earth. i will make love to my husband as i hear the heartbeat of the earth echoing in distant drumbeats, with torchlights flickering on the walls of my tent, and feel transported back to some distant time.

(note: must get torches)

in less than 48 hours i will commune with my gods and they with me, in a temple of azure skies, green leaves, and brown earth.

i will be more me than i am anywhere else.
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this is the last of the lyrics for the day. alas, garth brooks has some sort of exclusive deal with evil-mart, so i shall have to deal with brigid's cross's version of the song

They say mother earth is breathing
With each wave that finds the shore
Her soul rises in the evening
For to open twilights door
Her eyes are the stars in heaven
Watching o'er us all the while
And her heart it is in Ireland
Deep within the Emerald Isle

We are forty against hundreds
In someone else's bloody war
We know not why were fighting
Or what we're dying for
They will storm us in the morning
When the sunlight turns to sky
Death is waiting for its dance now
Fate has sentenced us to die

Ireland I am coming home
I can see your rolling fields of green
And fences made of stone
I am reaching out won't you take my hand
I'm coming home Ireland

Oh the captain he lay bleeding
I can hear him calling me
These men are yours now for the leading
Show them to their destiny
As I look up all around me
I see the ragged tired and torn
I tell them to make ready
'Cause we're not waiting for the morn

Ireland I am coming home
I can see your rolling fields of green
And fences made of stone
I am reaching out won't you take my hand
I'm coming home Ireland

Now the fog is deep and heavy
As we forge the dark and fear
We can hear their horses breathing
As in silence we draw near
There are no words to be spoken
Just a look to say good-bye I draw a breath and night is broken
As I scream our battle cry

Ireland I am coming home
I can see your rolling fields of green
And fences made of stone
I am reaching out won't you take my hand
I'm coming home Ireland
Yes I am home Ireland

We were forty against hundreds

more proof

May. 22nd, 2006 01:54 pm
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that a large bunch of irish songs begin with 'boy meets girl' and 'girl takes boy into the heather.' i give you "Red Haired Mary"

As I was going to the Faire in Dingle,
One fine morning last July,
Walking down the road before me,
A red-haired girl I chanced to spy.

I stepped up to her, says I "Young Lady,
My donkey, he can carry two."
She looked at me, her eyes a-twinkle
And her cheeks they were a rosy hue.

"Thank you kindly, sir, "she answered
And then she shook her bright red hair
"Seeing as how you've got your donkey,
I'll ride with you to the Dingle Faire."

But when we reached the faire in Dingle,
I took her hand for to say goodbye.
When a tinker man stepped up close beside me,
And hit me right in my left eye.

Keep your hands off Red Haired Mary,
Her and I are to be wed.
We're seein' the priest this very morning,
And tonight we'll lie in the marriage bed.

Well I was feelin kinda peevish,
My poor old eye felt sad and sore,
An' so I tapped him gently with my hobnails
And he flew back through Tim Murphy's door.

Keep your hands off Red Haired Mary,
Her and I are to be wed.
We're seein' the priest this very morning,
And tonight we'll lie in the marriage bed.

Now a policeman he came round the corner,
Told me I had broke the law.
But my donkey kicked him in the ankle,
And he fell down and smashed his jaw.

Keep your hands off Red Haired Mary,
Her and I are to be wed.
We're seein' the priest this very morning,
And tonight we'll lie in the marriage bed.

Well the red hair girl, she kept a'smiling,
"Young man, I'll come with you," she said.
We'll forget the priest this very morning,
Tonight we'll lie in Murphy's shed.

Keep your hands off Red Haired Mary,
Her and I will soon be wed.
We'll forget the priest this very morning,
Tonight we'll lie in Murphy's shed.
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i'm participating in a "board break-a-thon' at my karate studio, where we collect $$ for something called "Project Action." PA provides scholarships for underpriviledged kids to take gymnastics, dance, and martial arts lessons. i have a couple of these kids, and the change in their behavior is amazing.

so, if anyone would like to sponsor me. the maximum boards breaking is 5, so if you wanted to pledge $1/board, that'd be a maximum of $5. or even .50c, .10c, whatever. you can pay me whenever, i know where most of you live :)

(those of you local can also come watch after komen race, but i'll get nervous and screw up probably, so don't laugh :)
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i refer you to this for confirmation that i actually did this...


detroit v. edmonton
dallas v. colorado
calgary v. anaheim
nashville v. san jose

my picks: edmonton, colorado, calgary, san jose. THREE OUT OF FOUR!


ottawa v. tampa
carolina v. montreal
new jersey v. ny rangers
buffalo v. philadelphia

my picks: ottawa, carolina, new jersey, buffalo FOUR OUT OF FOUR!!

i don't believe i have EVER picked 7 of 8 or done that well on ANY pool. of course i put no money on this. dammit! could The Curse be no more????

The Curse refers to the fact that whomever or whatever i root for or vote for, they lose. restaurants we like close. hell, we get season NHL tickets, and the league has a lockout! alas, there's no 'reverse psychology' at work, so i couldn't root for, say, detroit in the hopes they would lose...The Curse seems to know when i'm trying to play it. and it appears detroit didn't need my help to lose ANYWAY, eh [livejournal.com profile] odinkar? *wink*

of course, given last week's election, one could argue that maybe The Curse is still intact, and just lulling me into a false sense of security, hoping i'll bet the house on the conference semifinals.

HA! i am smarter than any silly ol' Curse. and i am too poor to bet anything anyway.

so, my predictions wishes are:

Western Conference

San Jose v. Edmonton
Anaheim v. Colorado

go colorado and edmonton (sorry [livejournal.com profile] kelliem)

Eastern Conference

Ottawa v. Buffalo
Carolina v. New Jersey

go ottawa and carolina. i know, carolina violates the rules (see first link above) but i've gone to see them several times since they play in basically my sister's back yard. it's almost like a home team.
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