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I just came across this I thought that I would like to draw attention to it. I find the information mind numbering and disturbing. Just go check the article out.

"What I've Learned from Two Years Collecting Data on Police Killings"

Some quotes below the fold.

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Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 06:14 PM PST

Nice Shenlong

by gougef

I know this is not a diary, but the juvenile side of myself just can't resist this. After this weekend we need some levity.

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Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 10:05 PM PST

To Rmoney

by gougef

May the door hit you on the ass....

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Wed Dec 16, 2009 at 11:33 AM PST

Let it burn.

by gougef

Last year a voted and donated money that I didn't have for Obama because I thought that he could make a difference in Washington. Little did I know that I was electing Joe LIEberman as president.

What now? What happened to hope and change? Now, it's can't and won't. I have been very patient, but the HCR is the last straw. I say LET IT BURN!

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Before getting into the main part of the diary, I would like to say that I am very anti-"organized religion". Mostly, due to my memories of hypocrisy going up Baptist-style. I met a few that talked-the-talk AND walked-the-walk. I'm not necessarily an atheist, I believe that there is something, but not necessarily God has been described.

I guess because of my upbringing the closer moral code that I follow is the teachings of Jesus Christ, the main one being the Golden Rule. Follow that, and I don't see how people get some of the wild ideas that God told them to hate these people, or this or that or the other thing. It is time for the side who claims that they own Christianity and this is a Christian nation to look in the mirror.

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Talk, Talk, Talk - Vietnam War would still be going on if there were this amount of talk and little action. I've seen diaries all day. Call your (fill-in-the-blank).

I am ready to do something more. We need to learn something from our Iranian brothers and sisters. It is time to hit the streets.

More after the jump.

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Well, I have lost count. Nearly 50, most of my life's problems have been related to depression and mental illness with a few of my own fuck ups just to add to the misery. On top of it all is that I generally have a tough life. My key to survival is that I am fairly intelligent, and have develop coping skills that emulate a normal life to outsiders most of the time.

I haven't been around in awhile, but some of the last comments I made a few months ago (Dec. - Jan.) put forth hopelessness at my situation. More after the jump.

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Mon Dec 01, 2008 at 05:13 AM PST

The Babylon 5 Quotes

by gougef

One of the most influential science series of the last two decades was Babylon 5 (B5) For those not familiar with the series, here is a short Wikipedia description:

Babylon 5 is an American science fiction television series created, produced and largely written by J. Michael Straczynski. The show centers on the Babylon 5 space station: a focal point for politics, diplomacy, and conflict in the late 2250s and early 2260s. With its prominent use of pre-planned story arcs, the series was often described as a "novel for television."

One interesting tidbit about B5 was use of the Internet by J. Michael Straczynski (JMS). JMS would discuss details of the series with fans through various early Internet portals.

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Fri Nov 14, 2008 at 04:45 PM PST

The Dune Quotes

by gougef

Sometime in my teenage years, I picked up the novel Dune by Frank Herbert. For those not familiar with it, here is a short Wikipedia description,

Dune is set in the far future amidst a sprawling feudal interstellar empire where planetary fiefdoms are controlled by noble Houses that owe allegiance to the Imperial House Corrino. The novel tells the story of young Paul Atreides (heir apparent to Duke Leto Atreides and scion of House Atreides) as he and his family accept control of the desert planet Arrakis, the only source of the spice melange, the most important and valuable substance in the universe. The story explores the complex and multilayered interactions of politics, religion, ecology, technology, and human emotion, as forces of the Empire confront each other for control of Arrakis and its spice.

(Emphasis is mine.)

I have read Dune and the series that followed countless of times. The election has brought back some of the memories of these books.

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I started not to do a Silly for Saturday diary today, but I felt a little stress relief would be nice.

It has been many years since anyone has made me laugh, cry, hopeful, etc. the way "That One" does.

Having suffered my whole life with extended periods of clinical depression, where just getting out of bed and making it to work is a moral victory, Obama is a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day.

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For some reason, over the last few days, conspiracrazies have been out with a vengeance.

It has force me to offer photo examples and "simulations" of my own conspiracies that have been reveal to me by "they."

Now this information is between you and me, for "they" will surely "disappear" me if it gets back to them.

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Clearly, with the polls tightening, McCain's superior ground game, Robocop making the most excellent robo-calls, McCain's overwhelming lead in money, and racists coming out in droves, we are clearly, undeniably DOOMED. What follows is photographic evidence and commentary to prove said "guess."

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