Going Away

I'm going away for about a month, and consequently will not be able to post anything. I promise I'll be interesting* again closer to Christmas. (I'm getting back mid-December)

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Categories: Meta
Date: 2007-11-17 23:03:54, 16 years and 223 days ago

Last Exam

... EVER!!!!

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Categories: Education, General
Date: 2007-11-13 23:03:54, 16 years and 227 days ago

Reading Level


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Categories: Meta
Date: 2007-11-09 23:03:54, 16 years and 231 days ago

Every Man Should Have A Rifle

So I sit and write and ponder, while the house is deaf and dumb, Seeing visions "over yonder" of the war I know must come. In the corner - not a vision - but a sign for coming days Stand a box of ammunition and a rifle in green baize. And in this, the living present, let the word go through the land, Every tradesman, clerk and peasant should have these two things at hand.  No - no ranting song is needed, and no meeting, flag or fuss - In the future, still unheeded, shall the spirit come to us! Without feathers, drum or riot on the day that is to be, We shall march down, very quiet, to our stations by the sea. While the bitter parties stifle every voice that warns of war, Every man should own a rifle and have cartridges in store!

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Date: 2007-11-09 23:03:53, 16 years and 231 days ago

My sort of Multiculturalism

"You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours."

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Categories: Humour, Politics
Date: 2007-11-06 23:03:54, 16 years and 234 days ago

Another half-hearted sentence

Rapist gets six years

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Date: 2007-11-01 23:03:55, 16 years and 239 days ago

Aussie Captain commits Suicide

Apparently the "Horrors of war [where] too much for [the] captain". He served for six weeks in Afghanistan last year and committed suicide earlier this year. This is unfortunate and my condolences go to this man's family, but what I mostly wanted to comment on the fact that it was assumed throughout the article that the problem was that the government did not provide him with sufficient counseling. I don't think that is the problem, what I'd instead suggest is that society as a whole would not accept him because he was a soldier. Soldiers are treated as monsters and outcasts because they fought in wars over-seas so no-one had to fight here, and then we wonder why they get depressed. It's not the army that failed him, but society (particularly the left).

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Date: 2007-11-01 23:03:53, 16 years and 239 days ago