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Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:12 am
by TragicPixie
rage... dead presidents... I see the connection :)

and yup - it depends on the pill and etc. There are some interesting new ones - those that decrease risks of cancers are those that directly lower estrogen; which aren't all of them.

Yasmine is supposed to be one of the new ones ... but I thought it was horrible. It made me fat, hypo-glycemic, and all around grumpy. I had HUGE boobs though. Seriously.

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:55 pm
by megapulse
:) i'm about to get really huge boobs. i'm not really looking forward to it. i have little ones. i like them and i don't want big ones -- but it is inevitable with breastfeeding. they will shrink though i hope.

yeah, though about feeling fat, i've never been on the pill so i don't know exactly what happens, from experience. but be warned a girlfriend of mine, she's thirty-one, so you can imagine how long she's been on birth control says that each time you switch you add something like five pounds that won't come off.

yeah, the rage connection -- i wonder if dead prez listened to them. i don't know because i've never read any interviews or anything like that, but rage's know your enemy seems to end here:

Come on!
Yes I know my enemies
They're the teachers who taught me to fight me
Compromise, conformity, assimilation, submission
Ignorance, hypocrisy, brutality, the elite
All of which are american dreams (8 times)

And dead prez's know your enemy picks it right back up here:

now everybody walkin round patriotic
how we gon' fight to keep freedom when we ain't got it?
you wanna stop terrorists?
start with the u.s. imperalists
ain't no track record like america's, see
bin laden was trained by the c.i.a
but I guess if you a terrorist for the u.s
then it's okay
uh huh

I love both these songs. Know your enemy may be why I've stayed in school. I'm really glad you played it. I hope Rage always get played by those who are educating themselves and dead prez too.

Everything you said about the hormones is true, add to it that red meat is carcinogenic and already linked to colon cancer -- and i think the carcinogens are unavoidable even with organic meats. dunno. But I'd love to see a Truth add about that. Perhaps someone could put out a cigarette in a rib eye and call it even.

I'm looking forward to seeing Fast Food Nation. I want to know if Kris Kristofferson is playing the rancher who made me cry when I read that part to the hubby, the one who killed himself -- I am pretty sure he is because I just read a review of it: “Meanwhile Don's investigation leads him to anti-Mickey's rancher, Kris Kristofferson,â€￾ but it's a fictionalized account of the real book, and he's only got one scene, so I'm thinking they won't do his whole story, which is a shame really -- truth is more moving than fiction -- as Truman Capote found out ;).

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:23 pm
by TragicPixie
haha tell me about it!! The stupid weight from the pill just won't go away - the boobs did.
I lost 10 pounds but can't seem to lose anymore no matter how little I eat or how much I run. Not even dancing!

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:32 am
by marky
I'm a vegetarian. But somewhere along the way I got grossed out with this thread during Pixie's long post and started thinking about meat and I just can't read it anymore. Sorry. I am very drunk. In fact, I'm too drunk for the other boards I normally visit. I don't want to think about meat. Thanks.

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:36 am
by marky
But anyway one thing I did want to say on this board was that I saw a bumper sticker on a vehicle at the health food store tonight and it was THE best bumper sticker I've ever seen that was Bush related, which is saying a lot. It had white letters on a black background, and it simply said "GEORGE W. BUSH IS A LYING SACK OF SHIT". I laughed out loud. I mean there is no attempt there to sloganeer or reduce everything down to a visual, or intellectualize it. That is just about as honest as it gets, in naked, unadorned, unpoetic layman's terms. Classic.

Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 4:19 pm
by megapulse
Today, there is more reason for me to celebrate -- first rummy, now a real change that counts!

I spoke with my brother yesterday, I love talking to him, we don't always agree but we have these great three or four hour discussions where I learn something, and he was telling me that he thinks that part of our problems -- his and mine -- is that we are not focused on singular issues. That the folks who bring about the most change are the most focused, I'd have to say, Al Gore's recent focus would be a good example of what he said. And I do believe this is more evidence that in a weird way it is a great, great thing that gore is not president (after all I think he was pro-censorship, at least tipper was, and that always made me uncomfortable, but now that he is an activist -- he is dynamite!) I hope everyone saw an inconvenient truth -- this is a cheerleader day for gore! When he and Clinton were in office, even though he fought for Kyoto, he could do nothing with congress, now the tide has turned -- I LOVE IT!

“The handwriting on the greenhouse wall
Energy firms coming to accept regulation of warming gases as inevitable
By Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin

While the political debate over global warming continues, top executives at many of the nation's largest energy companies have accepted the scientific consensus about climate change and see federal regulation to cut greenhouse gas emissions as inevitable.
The Democratic takeover of Congress makes it more likely that the federal government will attempt to regulate emissions. The companies have been hiring new lobbyists who they hope can help fashion a national approach that would avert a patchwork of state plans now in the works. They are also working to change some company practices in anticipation of the regulation. . .â€￾

Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:09 pm
by marky
That's pretty goddamn exciting, I must say.

Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:16 pm
by marky
Also, while I realize this is just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak - it's been the wettest November ever here in Seattle. We broke the record. We haven't had spitting down rain like normal I'm talking about pouring down rain, day upon day of it.