What is your favorite food?
Crab fingers! Even though they aren't local or anything. I like them
sauteed like how they make 'em in Louisiana.
What do you like about your country/ nationality?
Patriotism. The kind you feel on the fourth of July when you watch
fireworks while listening to "I'm proud to be an American" and
eating a hot dog off the grill.
When was the last time you went to your country?
What are some memories you have of your country?
Every memory I've ever had, but most recently I went to Wingstop and got
chicken Parmesan wings.
Do you speak a different language other than English?
American Sign Language! Lol.
What are the colors of your flag?
RED WHITE AND BLUE
Lol, I'm not sure if you meant people from U.S. to answer, but I thought
I'd try because just lurking on the thread would feel weird. I'm really
interested in reading all of your replies. I've never seen a crystal
clear beach, and Ghana must hold a lot of dear memories, I'm sorry it's
so expensive to visit!
The best argument I've read against photo ID's is that it would further
discourage voting in a nation where there's already enough voter apathy
to begin with. I turned eighteen in November, and I couldn't wait to
vote! I've spent everyday reading about politics, and staying up to date
and informed. But, as my friends turn eighteen as well, it seems all
they care about is buying things off of the internet and getting
cigarettes. There's apathy for you. Pretty simple. I just read several
articles about the problem (I would quote from one, but I can't find any
nice statistics,) and it seems to me that discouraging voting should be
the last thing that should be done. This is why it seems so apparent to
me that this is supposed to be discriminatory.
Now, in my first post, I in no way meant to discredit poorer people with
my last statement about how voting should be a poor person's last
concern. It was actually meant to be satirical, but I forgot not all
people read things with the same inflection as me (lol). But, I do feel
that identification is a perfectly reasonable thing to ask for when
voting, but strictly limiting which ID's are acceptable is not. Read my
last post for my opinion on this.
There are benefits to both, but I'd say most of it is luck.
Planning has its advantages--you have a definite future ahead, one that
is tangible and almost guaranteed, and that takes hard work to earn.
Earning that end result is the greatest feeling. But, you are at the
mercy of luck; anything can happen to take everything away from you,
from freak accidents to financial reasons to, well... anything. That is
the worst feeling in the world.
I'd say recklessness or reliance on chance, while it is less likely to
end in success, is better if luck is on your side. I'd like to cite
record labels with this; they sponsor musicians without knowing where it
will go or how things will turn out, but the pay off is tremendous if it
does turn out favorably. But the thing is, it's probably not on your side.
But, I am a coward, so I am planning. I refuse to get into a routine
though; that would be boring. ;D
1) Potatoes. My economics teacher (who is crazy, like most economics
teachers) told me that in college to save money, he lived for weeks
eating nothing but raw potatoes. They have a lot of calories, and keep
you full for a long time.
2) A water desalinifier. I'm guessing the island is not surrounded by
fresh water, so I'll need water fast if I'm going to survive.
3) Bear Grylls. I didn't even need to think about it. HE'S THE BEST
NATURE SURVIVOR EVAR. Just try reading my number two in his voice and
This did not take as much thought as I expected. xD
Okay guys, I know I'm a new member and you probably didn't notice I was
gone, but I took a three day vacation from CNet recently. Why, may you
ask? Because of my senior prom! It was the greatest night of my life,
let me tell you. I've never felt so beautiful in all of my life, and my
boyfriend was dazzling. I went to Pappadeaux for dinner, and danced the
But, my week doesn't end there; today I spent three hours at the Toyota
dealership with my mother while she filled out papers for... A new car!
Not for me of course, but I get her old car now. I GET A CAR! I just
recently got my license when I turned eighteen, and all I've wanted are
the same freedoms that my friends have had for two years. Well, that
started today. Best week ever.
But anyway, how were your proms? Did you go? If not, did you regret it?
And recall your memory of your first car. :)
P.S.: I'm going to update my user bio shortly. I realize I left it empty
because of my fervor for getting right to posting in the forums, but no
longer! You can get to know the real me now.
If you know that people aren't using it to describe what Blessed92
described in her first paragraph, I don't think they can be convicted of
anything but ignorance. There are children who honestly don't know
anything about the word other than it refers to black people negatively,
and these teenagers don't give a hoot about their ancestors; it's just a
word to them to use. I honestly don't know how to feel. On one hand it
is a word that has more sting behind it than most people care to see,
and its persistence in our culture is insulting to those who are
affected by it. On the other, it's evolved to be a word that has lost
its initial meaning, so can we really blame those who use it?
Obviously the reason it's wrong to say it in front of African Americans
is because it is a derogatory term aimed specifically at them. When you
call anyone else that, it has no affect because they can hardly be
insulted by something that's completely unrelated to them. So my answer
is, yes, race does matter, at least when using race-specific slurs.
I live in a fairly rich area of the U.S., and most of my class is
Caucasian, but I literally hear that word at least once during every
class. Maybe I’ve been desensitized to it, but I can’t see
it as a curse word anymore because of that. I don’t feel like I
have a qualified opinion, but I just thought I’d give my thoughts
on the issue. I’m sorry that peoples’ use of the word have
offended you, Dman, I really am. Maybe you should talk to those people,
because they probably have no idea that what they’re saying
I would love to donate my body to science! To think the vessel that
carried my being all of my life can be of some final use to humanity
seems so much better than burdening my family with outrageous funeral
and casket fees.
I am glad Hannah went into more depth about what is happening in Texas,
as I wasn't aware that college ID's won't be viable in elections with
these laws. The lengths that these lawmakers are legally going to to
limit democracy is killing me. I don't even think I'm over exaggerating
when I say that; they are limiting democracy.
I read more into Texas's situation, and it turns out the Department of
Justice rejected Texas's preclearance for the Voter ID law on the
grounds that "the state did not prove that the bill would not have
a discriminatory effect on minority voters." This is good for
college students and minorities alike, and it makes me proud to be a
part of a government with checks and balances that (for the most part)
protect liberty and justice. (Here's the link to the article http://www.texastribune.org/texas-politics/voter-id/feds-reject-texas-voter-id-law/)
It seems hannah and I have the same views, so I won't repeat anything
she's already stated except that I'm glad this issue was brought to my
attention. My original opinion was based on the assumption that the only
problem with the law was that some people couldn't afford a license, but
with this new information I now know that it is more than that. I'd like
to hear more views on Texas' situation.
I, personally, think the capacity for morality is what separates from
"beast", if you will. I was going to say it is our emotion,
but I realized that isn't enough; I'm sure other creatures feel hatred
and love, just as I'm pretty sure my dog has unconditional love for me.
Humans do things completely against the laws of nature. They kill
themselves for one another, they put themselves in dangerous situations,
they suffer. For what? It can't be for any rational reason, because if
any animal's life is threatened, even my dog's, they will flee despite
any emotional connections. A dog would not throw himself in front of a
moving vehicle to save a little girl he doesn't know. A dog wouldn't die
on a cross for others. A dog wouldn't give money to the poor if it meant
he would go with less food (if dogs bought food).
What humans have that others don't is a sense of good and bad, a code of
internal law, even if some people don't have a good one. Human kind's
morality is essential to their humanity.
I recently read Franz Kafka's novella The Metamorphosis, and I've been
thinking deeply about what exactly defines humanity. I am going to keep
my question this broad, as I would like several different viewpoints.