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Saturday, September 24, 2005

So very tired...

Wow, its been nine days since I last posted. The problem with blogs is maintaining them while maintaining a real life. Also the problem with critical/political blogs is maintaining the energy.

I join a mailing list recently that deals with political issues. It was my intention to engage in logical debates with conservatives, as you may know it is hard to have an intelligent debate with conservatives because most of their opinions are based on belief and feelings, which I find ironic since the "John Wayne" conservative is supposed to be above acting on their feelings.

So the attempt was to engage in an intelligent debate, unfortunately that didn't happen, in fact the conversations became quickly predictable. The conservatives spout the conservative propaganda and the liberals follow suit. The divide was so predictable arguing wasn't even worth it after a while, minds were made up long before the conversation started.

The topic of Atomic energy came up, the liberals feel that toxic waste isn't worth it, and the conservatives felt that the liberals had bought into the environmental "hype" and that for the amount of energy the nuclear power plant would produce, storing toxic waste was worth it (2000 tons per year).

On social security the conservatives wanted control of their retirement savings and the liberals wanted a system that was fair and took care of the poor and minorities.

It because so ridiculous, the arguments came down to simply being right, and stubbornness was the reason for most of the arguments.

Also I spent some time on DailyKos.com getting accused of being a traitor because I refuse to vote the party line for the NYC mayoral election. I was embarrassed to be a Democrat, when Democrats were accusing other Democrats of being traitors because they find Ferrer to be a bad choice for Mayor.

So I needed a break, time to relax and get my juice back, but back I will be. I have a few ideas to float around, things that came to mind that I need to discuss, lucky you right?

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