Topic music what not to play at a funeral
12 Apr 2015 11:27
"Happy Organ" by the Ventures
"Mars, the Bringer of War" by Holst
"Dual of the Fates" by John Wlliams
That being said I want all of those songs played at my funeral. I want to put the "FUN" in my FUNeral.
Topic If an alien landed and said...
26 Jul 2014 17:55
Alien - "Who is your leader?"
Katie - "We don't have a leader. We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune. We take it in turns to be a sort of executive officer for the week"
Alien - "Yes"
Katie - "But all the decisions of that officer have to be ratified at a special bi-weekly meeting..... "
Alien - "Yes I see......"
Katie - "By a simple majority in a case of purely internal affairs....."
Alien - "Be quiet..."
Katie - "But by a two thirds majority in the case of......"
Alien - "Be quiet. I order you to be quiet!!!"
Couldn't resist after last weekend! :-)
This is the best answer to any question I have seen posted on Lush in a long time.
Topic Obama stupidity
20 Jun 2014 23:28
Really, you believed that the US went there to capture the oil supply, got any kind of proof?
There were never any weapons of mass destruction. There were never any post-invasion plans for developing a democratic government. Al-Qeada had no presence in Iraq before we invaded. Iraq had no part in the 9-11 attacks, in fact , 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi.
Tell me, if that invasion wasn't for oil then why the hell was the Bush administration so hell bent on a huge permanent US military presence in Iraq?
The only possible explanation is Bush invaded for oil unless you think Bush was a complete idiot. (Oops, I may have just defeated my own argument.)
Topic Obama stupidity
19 Jun 2014 14:40
If he had left them there in the first place this mess wouldn't have gotten to this point.
If we hadn't have fucked around in Iraq trying to take their oil in the first place there wouldn't have been a mess made.
Topic Honestly... (Are YOU a little bit Racist?)
03 Jun 2014 15:55
I have caught myself thinking the same things. I just hope I am always able to recognize these thoughts for what they are and move beyond them.
Topic Can interracial include blondes with redheads?
01 Jun 2014 00:27
As a Ginger I am not sure if I should stand and applaud the question or be deeply offended.
I think that I am starting to feel that I should stand and applaud.
I think that DanielleX had hit the nail on the head.
Topic Elliot Rodger kills 6, injures 13 others. Is it rape culture, guns or something else?
29 May 2014 22:36
you fell for it! I have never call anyone HONEY before. But knew it would make you nuts. You like most of us who have been through the war called life, ARE DAMAGED GOODS. Even the word HONEY is like an ATOM bomb.
I am sorry but what point were you trying to make by calling Sprite "Honey"? I don't even see what the "it" for which she fell.
Topic Volunteer Story Editors
27 May 2014 22:05
Haineko, I said to ask for NON-moderator volunteers. I know the moderators are very busy and can't edit stories.
Wouldn't it be nice to be able to know who is willing to edit stories and how good these editors are?
This would help the people having trouble getting stories approved for grammatical reasons. I often feel it is helpful to have another person read my stories to find errors that I have missed.
The stories would still need to go to the official story verifiers for acceptance after editing.
Topic Volunteer Story Editors
27 May 2014 21:13
Why not ask for non-moderator members to volunteer to edit stories for members that are having problems getting stories approved?
If there are official volunteers editing stories then this would help the mods and then the members that ask for help can rank the help the volunteers gave.
I believe that this would help alliviate the frustration on both sides.
Topic Things you don't understand even when they're explained to you.
22 May 2014 21:09
I find it difficult to believe that somebody that has been so badly abused can show so little compassion for another that has suffered horrible abuse. Even the fact that she admittedly broke her own rules to put the second person down is almost unbelievable.
Topic Happy Cinco de Mayo!!
06 May 2014 09:00
It is the celebration of the Mexicans defeating the French army at the battle of Puebla. I am not sure of the year.
I happen to be a half Italian, half Celtic red head that lives in Denver Colorado where there are plenty of people that are Mexican or of Mexican descent that celebrate the holiday. As far as I am concerned, why not have a good time?
Topic The Rage Cage
21 Apr 2014 06:07
Aren't lawyers just the biggest pain in the ass?
Topic The Rage Cage
28 Mar 2014 05:02
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble. Fire Burn and Caldron Bubble.
The Coven exists.
Topic Best job interview tip?
10 Mar 2014 13:19
All of the advice above is very good. I just want to add if you wear a wrist watch take it off of your wrist and put it in your pocket. The only thing that matters during the interview is the interview. Looking at the watch isn't good.
Also, if you have a cell phone remember to put it on vibrate before the interview.
Topic Should kids in the untied states have to say the pledge of alligence in school
06 Feb 2014 19:15
I saw this thread pop up in the recent posts banner. I was curious what the pledge was coming from another country, one that has no requirement to pledge any allegiance. So here's the opinion of one outsider which means of course my weight in the matter is minimal. And you may seek to correct my interpretations.
The first line is a bit odd. Why pledge allegiance to a flag. It's a flag FFS, simply a way of showing what country a place or vessel or delegation or whatever represents. It has no agency. The republic does have agency so it makes a more sense to pledge allegiance there so I'd say get rid of the 'to the flag' bit.
The under god has no place in a secular state. If it's not a requirement to believe in god to be a citizen then it shouldn't be in there.
What does it mean for a country to be indivisible? In what way. In believe systems? - everyone has to believe the same thing, plainly that's not the case and not possible. In government? - everyone has to support the government regardless of what things they are doing you may disagree with - that's a bit totalitarian and against the ethos of the US I would have thought(well outwardly at least). In jurisdiction? - I guess by definition the US is a defined entity that is indivisible as a country, so that's a truism... but only if you ignore the vastly different laws governing each of the many states.
Justice for all is great. That basically just means that people should get treated equally and fairly under the law, though I'd suggest that it's an ideal that is not met reliably - but then it isn't in any country really. Liberty for all is a little more nuanced though, it's not as if you can do whatever you want where ever you want, without respect to others and the laws of the state.
What does pledging allegiance really mean or require? To simply abide by the nations laws? Wouldn't it be better to simply promise to abide by the law. Should I back my country up even if I think they're doing something that I strongly disagree with. Some mention it as a way of showing pride in your country, but I don't even no what that means. Here, in Australia, I love so many aspects of where I live. The natural beauty, the fact that as a country we tend to have a better quality of life than most, the character of the people. Although I love it I also understand that it's simply through happenstance that I was born here and if born somewhere else would have developed some similar feelings for that place (even if I wanted to get out because of problems within the state) so it's no reason for some silly swelling pride. On the last point, character of the people, one thing that irks me is this overt nationalism that has taken over the country over the last couple of decades, moving us seemingly more towards the US. This started in our bicentennial year it seems, and it's vacuousness and danger no better illustrated by the trashing of some beautiful places, or race riots that have occurred on the national celebration day. Unfortunately such pride is so often accompanied by belligerence and arrogance.
I find these sort of pledges and icons (such as flags) to be apparently profound on the surface but under analyses fall over. What has been termed a deepity by some. It's a great way to get people to not really think about things and to act as sheep.
I expect to be told to piss off, it's not your country, and perhaps fair call - but I hope I've flavoured the discussion with an outsiders view, stepping back and viewing from afar.
Can I get an "AMEN BROTHER!"
Topic The Rage Cage
02 Feb 2014 11:21
If you just told me that you didn't want to see me anymore, then that would be less painful than the silence and unknown.