July 3rd, 2002

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Stolen from thebadguy's journal...so worth reading

A Test
You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night. You pass by a
bus stop, and you see three people waiting for the bus:
1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
2. An old friend who once saved your life.
3. The perfect man (or) woman you have been dreaming about.

Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing that there could
only be one passenger in your car.
Think before you continue reading.

This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a
job application.
You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you
should save her first; or you could take the old friend because he once
saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back.
However, you may never be able to find your perfect dream lover again.
The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming
up with his answer. I love this, I may actually use it sometime for an
interview situation.
He simply answered: "I would give the car keys to my old friend, and let
him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the
bus with the woman of my dreams."
Never forget to "Think Outside of the Box."

My two cents

"I pledge allegiance to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the republic for which it stands,
one nation, under God, indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all."

A few things. Now, I don't want to get off on a rant here, but first of all, SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE IS NOT IN THE CONSTITUTION ANYWHERE. It was in a letter that Jefferson or someone else wrote to another person and I think the context of the letter shows that he didn't mean it the way we are interpreting it today, but I'm not positive on that last note. I just know that it's not in the constitution anywhere, and "freedom of religion" in the first ammendment does not mean that we have to get rid of everything Christian in government or politics. Does that mean that our politicians should make decisions without basing them on their Christian beliefs? Okay, that's a little beside the point, but to continue.

"Under God". Not under Jesus, not under Buddha, not under Krishna. Take a survey of Americans and see how many of them believe in God. Then survey how many of theconsider themselves Christian. The numbers won't match, I guarantee it. It's not a Christian thing. Jews believe in God, Muslims believe in God, lots of other religions believe in God, they just don't define them the same way. The only group this is offending if any is athiests. And I wouldn't discriminate against them for not saying it. Or for just skipping the Under God part. And if we wanna go back to the founding fathers arugument, they weren't all Christian either. Jefferson, I believe, at least, was a Diest. But he said the same pledge that his Christian and I'm sure athiest or whatnot brethren said. Brett made some very good points, but I don't think it should be taken out.

Of course, that just my opinion. I could be wrong.
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One last thing...

...if I never hear the words "AM Routines" again, it'll be too soon

...I'm seeing red dots

...and I finally finished One Flew Over The Cukoo's Nest (the book, not the movie, that's next on my list, Jack is great). I highly recommend it. Even though I read a caption in my Film Appreciation textbook that gave away part of the ending, I still very much enjoyed it. It wasn't as quotable as I had thought, without it either ruining part of the story or not making sense without reading the story, but it was stil very cool, and everyone should go out and read it.

...and this is really interesting...go read it...now, I said...

Okay that was four things. I'm out.
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