kaizoku: (fandom)
( Jun. 20th, 2008 06:20 pm)
There are many things people do not know about BARACK OBAMA. It is every American's duty to read this message and pass it along to all of their friends and loved ones.

Barack Obama wears a FLAG PIN at all times. Even in the shower.

Barack Obama says the PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE every time he sees an American flag. He also ends every sentence by saying, "WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL." Click here for video of Obama quietly mouthing the PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE in his sleep.

A tape exists of Michelle Obama saying the PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE at a conference on PATRIOTISM.

Every weekend, Barack and Michelle take their daughters HUNTING.

Barack Obama is a PATRIOTIC AMERICAN. He has one HAND over his HEART at all times. He occasionally switches when one arm gets tired, which is almost never because he is STRONG.

Barack Obama has the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE tattooed on his stomach. It's upside-down, so he can read it while doing sit-ups.

There's only one artist on Barack Obama's iPod: FRANCIS SCOTT KEY.

Barack Obama is a DEVOUT CHRISTIAN. His favorite book is the BIBLE, which he has memorized. His name means HE WHO LOVES JESUS in the ancient language of Aramaic. He is PROUD that Jesus was an American.

Barack Obama goes to church every morning. He goes to church every afternoon. He goes to church every evening. He is IN CHURCH RIGHT NOW.

Barack Obama's new airplane includes a conference room, a kitchen, and a MEGACHURCH.

Barack Obama's skin is the color of AMERICAN SOIL.

Barack Obama buys AMERICAN STUFF. He owns a FORD, a BASEBALL TEAM, and a COMPUTER HE BUILT HIMSELF FROM AMERICAN PARTS. He travels mostly by FORKLIFT.

Barack Obama says that Americans cling to GUNS and RELIGION because they are AWESOME.

http://www.slate.com/id/2193798/
kaizoku: (Default)
( Apr. 18th, 2008 01:06 am)
From http://www.addconsults.com/articles/full.php3?id=1105
It is no accident that binge food is usually high in sugars and carbohydrates, especially when you take into consideration how the ADD brain is slow to absorb glucose. One of the Zametkin PET scan studies, results indicated that "Global cerebral glucose metabolism was 8.1 percent lower in the adults with hyperactivity than in the normal controls..." [1] Other research has also confirmed slower glucose metabolism in ADD adults with and without hyperactivity. This suggests that the binge eater is using these foods to change his or her neurochemistry.

Article goes on to talk about self-medicating ADD with food and mentions that it's not that sugar causes hyperactivity in people with ADD, but that people with ADD crave sugar (to calm themselves down, in fact.) I've been having a lot of scary-feeling, low-sugar moments lately, so I found this interesting.
kaizoku: (Default)
( Mar. 21st, 2008 08:05 pm)
I struck today but it was hard. I think I probably use livejournal more than any other site at the moment...

Hypothetically there may be a new journalling system run by awesome folks coming - go do the poll. Especially if you're not in fandom. If anyone can do this, it's [livejournal.com profile] synecdochic, I think.

Also there is this project: [livejournal.com profile] elsejournal which looks to be a similar idea. It's not totally clear what's going on with it but the community maintainer is someone I have a lot of respect for.

Off to go dancing now!
Read this. I think I'm about to be done now. I don't want to leave because hey, convenient, but then I know that's what they're depending on. That we'll all bitch and complain and then sit on our blogs and keep bringing them in the revenue.

Or maybe they're not. It seeming more and more like they're trying to get rid of my queer, bisexual, bondage-loving, fanfiction-writing ass. Fuck you, SUP. This is personal now.

* * *

In "funny yet depressing" we have this quote from The Indypendent's article SXSW vs IVAW: The New York Times “Floods the Zone” (here) constrasting the NYT's coverage of the South by Southwest music festival with its coverage of the Winter Soldier Report, a conference that took place in Wash DC this weekend in which US veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq occupations testified about their experiences...
Description of the special New York Times South By Southwest Blog (SXSW): “We’ll be writing about music, scenes and the strange things that happen when thousands of music fans wander a few blocks of Texas for long days and nights. Check in a few times a day–this is going to be fun.”

Description of the special New York Times Winter Soldier Blog: Oh, wait, there isn’t one.

Number of articles devoted to SXSW over five days: 35

Number of articles covering this weekend’s “Winter Solider” hearings held by the IVAW: 0
[....]
Best Line of SXSW Coverage: “I just missed Santogold, but seeing Spank Rock and 2 Live Crew on the same bill was like watching an apple fall not far from the tree.”

Best Line of “Winter Solider” Coverage: Er …
NYT, I kinda love you for talking about Spank Rock. But seriously. Your priorities, where are they?
No. NO.

And I'd just been thinking that LJ hadn't fucked up in a while and maybe I'd get a paid account.

From here: Basic Account is an option available to accounts which were created before March 12, 2008. No account created after this date can be turned into a Basic Account.

But do they mention it in the latest news post? Naah. That'd be sily.

ETA: oh look, i do have thoughts other than F*** S*** F*** )

ETA2: I'm not sure if the change also goes for communities. Anyone have info on this?

ETA3: On who to complain to about this
I had a really wonderful dream that turned into a really craptastic nightmare this morning. Woke up at 6:30 and went for a run-walk to get it out of my head (run-walk b/c I was still tired and running is dizzy-making.) Which has somewhat helped but I still feel like if I go back to bed, I'll dream about it again. So, my coherency level is perhaps not at an all-time high right now. (Not that it ever is, as y'all probably have figured out.)

Rant about interest-tagging communities )
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