Month: September 2000

it was my birthday today, actually yesterday, and i got a book i really want to read. ive gotta finish the current one first tho, bout 60 pages to go. the current one is about the destruction of yugoslavia, and it does a nice job of showing how leaders can provoke war, take nationalism to the unwelcome eventuality. good that it seems the people have finally decided to get rid of milosevic. i wish i understood war better. an anthropology class i took seemed to show that ethnic hatred was the cause. this book shows the power of manipulative leaders. media is more powerful than ive yet to admit
oh yeah, change this page to more green

fair global trade
decriminalization of drugs
cutting military spending
ending capital punishment
universal single-payer healthcare
mass increase of public education spending
briefs on some of the things the green party supports

my roommates are promoting a new concept, its called ‘saving the vote’. they want to change the system, make it so that people can choose not to vote in elections and then vote more than once in one of the following ones. they just dont think that any of the candidates deserve their vote. im just wondering what they want, who might deserve their vote or what their views are on the issues?! of course, the reason im writing this is that im not sure what i want. for sure. green looks good. so i decided to look at again before i posted this, and i found out they changed it…alright, ive decided to support the ‘save the vote’ only if its prefaced by a ‘discover the candidates’ pledge. course candidates may not do what they say, but how will you ever know when to use the votes then. i just think ‘save the vote’ might be a front for apathy.

rusted root is back! i think…
politics sucks. i mean the game of it. that is such crap. the world is so important, and the issues. but to so many, it is just a game. i really dislike that, i dont think i blame them, but it just sucks. and it works on people.

just got back from seeing ‘almost famous’, new movie by cameron crowe. its good. did rolling stone actually give bad reviews to the early zeppelin albums? movie said so, and oh yeah, morrison is just a drunk. william miller was his name. more later…

my counter just made it past 1401, i guess i can thank all the naked posing in front of the web cam. nudity works! as you can tell from that, i feel like i have nothing to post recently. the weather has been beautiful here recently, cept for the rain that made puddles in my basement room. im using napster again, gnutella has not been working, sad to say. so what really got me to do it was that the pumpkins released their last album on the net kinda. only on vinyl, like 25 songs and only 25 copies. then they told those they gave a copy to to mp3 it all and spread it. i got some of the songs last night, but the quality aint that great. maybe that was just the ones i got, but maybe its the vinyl to mp3 issue. today someone said they were gonna release it on cd too, maybe thru billy’s new label, constantinople or something. it was supposedly a fuck you to their label. go billy, i think i pegged it in that earlier post maybe…allow me to enlighten anyone not yet hip, kicks ass. so simple and easy. why not pay me.