I just found out about this really scary virus. I know a lot of people on here probably smoke, so I thought I would share this with you guys.
Sanford is my number one fear right now!
I read an article a few months ago that asked if chimpanzees were more like babies or bicycles. What the writer was getting at was whether or not the chimps had "basic rights" or were they property and therefore without rights.
The situation was this...
One animal sanctuary was suing another for custody of two chimps. "the pair were among over 200 animals removed from San Antonio's Primarily Primates Inc. after the facility was sued last year for misusing funds and maintaining unsanitary and dangerous conditions. Now the suit has been settled and PPI is petitioning to reclaim some of the creatures."
It seems that the "foster care" sanctuary wants to keep the chimps on the grounds that returning them to PPI would be similar to returning a child to an abusive home.. They think that the animals' rights should supercede the property rights of the San Antonio sanctuary.
In debating this it's important to note that PPI has spent over $100,000 on rebuilding and improving its facilities and claim that "Emma" and "Jackson" will have wonderful care and "deserve to come back".
Also consider this... Does it seem more like abuse because the animals are "human-like"?
told me to join here after a post on a community, Freewriters. This topic just went like this:
I was discussing this in my English class yesterday. We were talking about how when a guy sleeps with a lot of girls, he's a "pimp," or just totally "cool." No one really says anything bad about him. But all the sudden, there's a girl who's slept with a lot of guys, or maybe even she slept with two or three guys, but that totally makes her a slut.
Is society sexist in believing men or the male species is better than the females?♥
AIDS on steroids.
(How nasty! Truly vicious genius in a microbe! No wonder some people think CA-MRSA kills more people in America than AIDS. I have no question.
I love it!)
For any of you that have seen Zeitgeist, what are your thoughts on it? Preferably the religion part.
what do you think about altruism?
for the purpose of this question and the most common definition, i believe... altruism means serving others through placing their interests above one's own without the expectation of reward or benefit.
it's argued by some that while it's possible for people to -behave- altruistically it's simply not possible for them to have sincerely altruistic motivations. if an act is performed that is beneficial to others with the expectation of being rewarded in some way, then it isn't an altruistically motivated act obviously. however, can there be any altruistically motivated act at all? aren't we rewarded by the certain knowledge that we are a "good person" for behaving in an altruistic manner? or are material gains the only way to measure benefits/rewards? what about the attention, recognition and admiration we receive from others for being so giving? that "feel good" feeling is pretty powerful and some state it is the center or base for any good act we do unto others.
are we morally obligated, in general, to help others?
do you think that by placing others needs above your own you have devalued your own worth?
Media. It encourages and influences a lot, in this world/society. What society should consider to be beautiful or an appropriate weight. What to wear to get yourself a piece of ass...
How much influence do you think it has though?
As stated in the movie 'Scream' "Movies don't create psychos. Movies make psychos more creative!"
How true is this? Or do movies/media make "psychos" (maybe not in the personality disorder area)? Can a movie or video game ..etc...really have that much impact that it drives someone to kill?
As a sociopath with an urge to get in fist fights and an over-the-top liking for the sight of blood, I'm often told to tone it down. "Try watching romantic comedies instead of horrors and it'll eventually go away!" Granted, I'm certain it wouldn't cure my disorder, but might it help in the cravings/urges department?
How many not-stereotypically-beautiful girls (or even women) in the world do you think have plastic or corrective surgery just to be more appealing to others? How many do you think take their own lives because they'll "never be as pretty as her?" (I'm not asking for statistics or news articles that state this. I'm asking for your opinions!)
Does the media have any effect on you, either positive or negative? Do you buy things just because they're "in"/"trendy?" Do you watch a certain genre of movie because it appeals to a primal urge/desire within? Do you read Harry Potter even though you don't like it, but just so you can join in the discussion around the water cooler?
Anything!..positive or negative! Does it impact you? Does it impact those in your immediate surroundings? Do you think it's gone too far? If so, how do you propose it be put to an end?
i live with a variety of housemates of different racial, economic, social backgrounds ranging in ages from 21 to mid 70s. two of them are a elderly married couple. he seems to be fairly healthy/active. she is mostly comatose and confined to a wheelchair. she's on oxygen, is fed through a tube and as far as i know completely unable to care for herself and unaware of her surroundings. i don't know her exact condition and i'm not about to ask.
there was a whispered discussion among my other housemates recently about her quality of life and his continuing ability to care for her.
questions: if you were suddenly stricken with illness/accident/disease that would leave you in her situation, how would you want your future handled?
would age or marital status effect that in any way?
is it murder to allow someone to die, denying them life support options if their minds are basically gone?
do you think that the responsibility of care for a spouse should be removed as age overtakes them and someone else(family, social care workers) should decide what happens next?
personally, if i can't adequately care for myself, kill me. but what do you think?
i'm clare, 21. i work for a property management company and i'm planning on starting classes in november on medical coding. i am single, childless and have no plans at the moment to change either of those situations. not now and as far as kids go, not ever. i don't use drugs, used to drink heavily but now i'm kind of nutty about what goes into my body.
i too have a "checkered past", i'm not at all good in social settings, have various personality challenges/quirks/issues etc. i think i have a reasonable handle on most of it but i have black days and typically withdraw from any progress i've made for a while. i'd say not as often recently and that would be true but the last couple of days haven't been great. o well.
i'm also fairly casual, steer clear of extreme debates most of the time, love kittens but penguins and turtles are my favorites, am interested in natural healing methods, organic foods etc. i think utah is a pit, would probably hate nyc, i'm indifferent to rainbows and think chainsaws are too noisy.
Just introducing myself. I'm a 25yo female filmmaker currently residing in Boston, Massachusetts (although I'm contemplating a big move to Austin Texas within the next year and a half). I just finished directing my first feature film, Douglas.
. I've been diagnosed borderline-autistic, although I've been able to overcome a lot of the social issues that come with that (you have to if you direct movies...)I study a lot of ancient egyptian philosophy, anarchism, and currently I'm reading up on nihilism for a character I'm writing.
Outside of that, I love kitties, rainbows, and chainsaws.