I am trying to define freedom in my mind and figure out the reason why I have never fealt truely free. Maybe it is social constraints that have kept me bound for so long and a desire to please those that I love. Maybe it is a fear of loosing some of the people I love if I were to violate any of those social constraints. Maybe it is because poverty and injury has kept me dependent on others for so...
I really hate to see people on Tumblr, or anywhere for that matter, intentionally trying to make race-relations bad. A girl recently created a post that blamed white people (all white people) for all oppressions of black people through-out American history! It was ignorant at best. I had to comment. My mistake. Never try and talk sense to an ignorant person. The girl then cut my message in half...
What is poetry but expressions of life? What is a life when no one cares for you, when you have no children, no wife? What is the point of this strife? ~ Maybe poetics help us feel we are linked! Like ocean waves we come to be in sync, in this dishoveled existance. Rythem endures resistance. ~ It endures resistance like steel, sandpaper, helps us push on through ev’ry mal caper. ...
I thought the accident happened on January 03, 2013. That was the day my car slammed into another car that made an illegal left turn in front of me. It was probably a near head on collision, but I am not really sure of it as the hood crumpled in front of me and the air bag deployed in my face. My first thoughts were panic because I was worried about the kids, my fiance’s children who I care about...
I don’t normally do this. Open up this much to my reading public, which actually probably only consist of one person other than myself if that person still even tunes in. Despite the fact that I don’t normally open up to this extent this is an issue that has been bugging me all day long and bugs me pretty much whenever I think about it. It is the issue of friends that simply...
I am now a member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society. I feel privelaged that this is so. But I recently discovered a disheartening fact. That is that there are small fraternities also using the same Greek Letters as many National Honor Societies. Has anyone else had this experience? Does it not create some confusion? Well either way I am still aiming for membership in Sigma Tau Delta one...
Capitalist know that everything can be capialized on; even the failure of capitalism!
Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry
Still just really bugged about the false prophet Bill Johnson and the anti-Christ activities of this group, and the fact that they are deceiving so many. I came across the statement below about another group from the 1800s, but the statement seems to me that it could be applied so well with the things this group is teaching. The auguries drawn from the sacred chickens and the flight of birds,...
State of the Union
I couldn’t help but notice that Obama’s education plan will force children out of home and into a government indoctorination system at a younger age. I also quickly realized that he spoke of predetermining our children’s future careers based on their childhood studies. He wants to create more “clean energy” which means more government jobs (likely in nuclear...
I have to say that during the last year working at a mall surrounded by commercialism I saw alot of people with a false sense of self entitlement. It often made me sick thinking about it. But now and for a couple of weeks I have seen something else that I find to be even worse, something I call “self disentitlement”. This is where a person goes out of their way to destroy any positive...
Kant vs. Mill
In the utilitarian moral philosophy, as viewed by John Mill, a person’s interest and happiness is best served when action comes into alignment with the things that best serve the entire community of persons involved, and the action is not for the fulfillment of selfish desires. To align one’s desires to everyone’s interest, and to act accordingly, in effect, would produce the greatest happiness...
A lot of what Arnie Arnesen says makes sense, but... →
For more information check out this link as well: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/08/14/why-goldman-sachs-other-wall-street-titans-are-not-being-prosecuted.html
I found this poem online and I loved it enough to...
The English flapper by Anthony M. Ludovici The New Age 26, 1919–20, p. 84 Reprinted in Too Old for Dolls, pp. 5–7 From Nature’s anvil hot she hails, The forge still glowing on her cheek. Untamed as yet, Life still prevails Within her breast and fain would speak. But all the elfs upon the plain, And in the arbour where she lolls, Repeat the impudent refrain: Too young for...
Excerpt from The Praise of Folly by Erasmus...
Now what else is the whole life of mortals but a sort of comedy, in which the various actors, disguised by various costumes and masks, walk on and play each one his part, until the manager waves them off the stage? Moreover, this manager frequently bids the same actor go back in different costume, so that he who has but lately played the king in scarlet now acts the flunkey in patched clothes....
Out on the Town
The man on the radio said, “I hate to see that sadness in your eyes”. But no one is there to wipe away the tears I cry. Tonight I am out and about; I am sitting in a book store. I no longer know why I walk out the door. Tonight I am alone in a crowd, and the silence is just too loud. I see the love birds chirping but I am crushed by the clouds. The beauty I see around me is superficial...
A true friend will stop to help you when you need it instead of blowing you off when they are just out having fun. I realize now I have no true friends. It is disheartening.
“It’s endless fun for us to read all these news reports about the results, before we even have finished the calculations.” ME: Why are they reading news reports before they finish their calculations? — Vergano, D. (2012). Evidence of ‘God particle’ leaves maybe 0.00006% doubt. USA TODAY. Quoting a scientist working on Higgs...
Has America Learned from its Past?
Has America learned from its past? This is a question for which the answer is more complicated than what most people give it credit for. Usually when people answer this question they base it on one decision made by the government that is in opposition to their personal beliefs on an issue rather than focusing on positive changes made afterward. In order to answer this question completely one has...
Geography Class Blackboard: Multicultralism vs....
To me assimilation in the United States means that the individual is to conform to societies standards. While I have next to no experience with Canadian multiculturalism, from reading our text, I take it to mean that society sort of conforms to accept new cultures. With one part of my family having arrived in the United States in the 1620s and the other part in the first decade of the 1900s; my...
The Great Society
Larry N.C. Warner Professor William Schaller Southern New Hampshire University The New Deal of the 1930s and the Great Society of the 1960s were programs created in response to the economic and political conditions of the United States and its people during each programs respective time. During both periods the nation was facing severe tension. One of the aims of the New Deal was to...
Larry N.C. Warner Professor William Schaller Southern New Hampshire University In order to decide where May’s article fits into my understanding of American influence and manifest destiny I first would need to define what my understanding and definition of American influence and manifest destiny are, and from there decide if I agree with or hold objections to such things. ...
I am currently taking statistics, And before today I didn’t know the difference between a mean, a mode and a median. I would not have been able to differentiate between them and a bean a boat or a bohemian. But as I read this became more apparent, none the less the equations appear a variant language, even alien. I am not sure it is from our planet. Mathematicians are certainly strange creatures,...
I AM VERY REAL (A RESPONSE)
In 1973 Kurt Vonnegut wrote a letter to a school administrator because of his decision to burn copies of Kurt’s book. In 2012, I, Larry Warner, was given an assignment to respond as if I was the person to whom Vonnegut’s letter was written to. Below is my response, with a link to Vonnegut’s letter provided below my response. Kurt, First of all I would like to address your...
Even Though We Both Know It Isn't True
We walk seperate paths that ran side by side for a while, It always brought me comfort to look over and see your smile, But here today they have diverged, Causing a swell of tears to emerge. So we lie to each other and say, “I’ll see you again,” Both knowing that the merger has come to an end. We, here today, go our seperate ways, I have to accept it, though I will never...
THE FOLLOWING WAS WRITTEN FOR MY DISCUSSION BOARD FOR ENGLISH 121, AFTER READING THE RIDICULOUS NOTIONS PUT FORTH BY THE COMPANY MONSANTO ON THEIR WEBSITE: http://www.monsanto.com/newsviews/Pages/why-does-monsanto-sue-farmers-who-save-seeds.aspx The title jumped at me. I pictured a mega-corporation suing small time farmers. I feel the company did themselves a discredit by the title of this...
Keystone Pipeline Revolt
The following is my response to an article in Rolling Stones. You can see the article by following the web address provided at the bottom of this page. I felt that the author of the article The Keystone Pipeline Revolt, Bill Mickibben, had more than one agenda in the article. One of his agendas was not specified, though anyone with an ability to read between the lines probably would spot it. The...
Tonights Conversation With A Friend
Friend: In three weeks it will be over.
Me: I think it is less than 3 weeks.
Friend: I was using broad terms, Larry!
Me: Yea, broads never get times right.
No One On The Phone
How does it make me feel when no one ever calls? Why do I want to cry when I feel forgotten by my friends? Every single one and all! When I log in at my computer and no one has sent any mail, It makes me feel as if I have failed. I am so tired of having no one on the phone, and I am tired of living and dying all alone. Tonight I will be solo in my bed, and life makes little sense inside of my...
There She Was
Her name was Marybeth, She was dancing in the street. She exemplified rave culture From her head to her feet. It is funny how I have never forgot Something so small, so long ago, Like it was a permanent blot. She had on a white sports-bra And blue Adidas pants. She seemed to be lost in a world That revolved around her dance. I was in awe at the sight of her there As in a trance, all I could do...
You sold yet another day of your time for the chance to be free, But you seem not to be any closer then yesterday, or so it seems. You have been fighting for way to long now! You don’t know How much longer you can fight for. You are growing old, Your patience is wearing thin. You’ve gained not a thing, Nothin’! But you don’t know how to quit, you have never tried, You cannot let go after all the...
Three Mile Island: Closer Than We Might Think
Three Mile Island: Closer Than We Might Think The issue of nuclear power has always been a touchy subject. For many decades debates have been heard around towns within proximity to nuclear power stations throughout America, in which someone would argue the benefits of not having to rely heavily on coal and oil sources, as the mining of these sources decimate the natural environment,...
Cats or Dogs?
A recent assignment of mine, for my ENG-120 class, was to argue whether Cats or Dogs were better. Below is my argument and my professors response to my argument. My Argument: In the ongoing debate, as to whether dogs or cats are better, a new approach to looking at the question is needed. For many years the debate has been going on as to whether cats or dogs are better, usually asking which is...
Note: Written as my first assignment for my I.T. class at Southern New Hampshire Univeristy. Lord help me! (It has not been graded yet). First I must confess, my google search for “new technology” also included the words “2012 and popular science,” mainly because I have always found Popular Science (magazine) to be a wonderful source of all types of new technology, some...
She was the one that made whole my life, the one I planned to make my wife, to cerish and to hold, to make love, and to grow old. The one I knew I would die without, the one that defined what my life would be about. I remember kissing her and holding her hand, she would look at me with her brown eyes, and love me even stripped of disguise. I remember my hand on her side, pulling her...
There she was, standing out in the crowd, I couldn’t miss her. A specimen of feminine beauty beyond the scope of my imaginations, I had to get the picture! Not yet did I have the slightest inkling that in only moments I would get to kiss her. “Snap, snap, snap”, said my camera’s shutter. The moment I first laid eyes on her was now forever frozen in time, a reresher...
libraries, i hate them! the idea of having to return a book i love is appaulling!
Out among the yoo-hoos and yahoos, Capitalism and commercialism, where everyone must have the latest fashion; the clothing producing relentless lint, This is where I lost myself. ~ In among families and friends a private socialism, where everyone helps meet ends, and establish a truer freedom, This is where I found myself.
Society and Class
I like the nice people of society and class, the ones you can trust wont show their @$$. The strange politeness that they show, a slight shyness most will never know. ~ I like the nice people of society and class, they don’t cuss or speak very crass. The girls are dainty with a happy glow, they don’t dress trashy or act like a h*3. ~ I like the nice people of society and...