Top ten reasons…

Everybody loves top 10 reasons for anything. At least I do. I love finding out why people like, believe or support the things they do. So it was no shock to find myself perusing though the facebook groups that supply those reasons. One such group I stumbled across what titled “The top 10 reasons why I support Israel”. It immediately caught my attention since I am an avid supporter of Palestine and because it claimed to have over 23,000 members. I decided that maybe i should see for myself just what their reasons were.

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Lovely as she is

Lovely as she is my dear can you see her face?
Does she love you truly dear or is your heaven out of place?
Yes, she is so lovely dear but is she the one who will help your race?
Can you see her inner beauty, dear, throughout heavens face?
I know you love her dear, I do,
but will she want a man like you?
Your charm; your love; your state your mind,
but will she be with you throughout time?
She loves you dear,
she knows that too but I am not sure she knows
that I love you.

I really loved him- by Megan

i loved him so much. 
but he didn’t love me.
i guess i am crazy.
im so sad without him.
i cry myself to sleep every single night, it hurts. 
 i pray to god every night that he takes my pain away, but he refuses. 
i pray every single night to take me out of this, i tell god i don’t want to wake up in the morning unless he’s there with me, holding me, telling me it’s goingto be ok, that i am going to make it. 
but god refuses and i wake up every morning and have to face being alone again.
in this place, my own personal hell. 
it may be my fault, but i didn’t abandon him. 
i didn’t. 
i wouldn’t. 
i came to help my family and he decided that it was over.
i am so hurt.
so sad.
so betrayed.
now i have lost a dear friend.  forever.
i loved my sleepybear so so much.
and i don’t know how to start over again. 
i have to go back to orlando. 
i will be reminded of everything. 
he was everything to me.
i don’t know how to cope. 
i feel like i have lost my best friend.
and i have.
he and i were so close. 
how could i do this to myself?
he wants someone new now. 
someone who doesn’t “drive him crazy”.
im glad he’s happy, but it breaks my heart to think that he no longer even cares what happens to someone only a few months ago he said he loved. 
i hurt.
my body hurts. 
i’ve never had this kind of hurt before, and i don’t know how to heal.

Common sense and unreasonable demands

It always baffles me at the amount of stupidity that America breeds. We are a nation with sever entitlement issues. Just take the case of the over zealous administrative law judge who decided to sue his local dry cleaner for $54 million dollars over a pair of missing pants! Common sense would say that an item is returned in the same shape or better than when brought in or the item is replaced. With that said is a new suit worth $54 million dollars? Hell NO! and finally another authority figure agrees. In fact he went even farther and announced  ”A reasonable consumer would not interpret ‘Satisfaction Guaranteed’ to mean that a merchant is required to satisfy a customer’s unreasonable demands or to agree to demands that the merchant would have reasonable grounds for disputing”. WTG Mr. authority figure. Now I would like to add a piece in addition to this. For all those other frivolous lawsuits… you all know the ones… who ask for hot coffee and spill it on themselves and then sue the coffee shop, take a lesson from Mr. Zealot here. When you are unreasonable you look like an ass and should be required to pay compensation to the court, and the people your suing for wasting our time and tax dollars!

Helping Ahmet

When it comes to tangents Ahmet is my #1 go to guy. We are studying in the same field- only he is getting a masters and I’m the dorky undergrad. This week as Ahmet is back in Turkey rediscovering the finer things in life while I’m stuck at home happily going over his paper (ripping it to shreds as he likes to say) on how Arabs are treated in Turkish history. Now mind you I love history. I love political science. I love the middle east… but I do not like papers. Some how they are never to the point. Now this is not a jab against Ahmet. It is a jab against papers in general and most of their authors. I would like to tell the authors of several works that if it “ain’t relevant.. don’t waste my time”. I cannot stand those papers and articles that lose their focus. Neither can I stand the boring material that has been ingrained in academia for far too long. Papers should be available to the general public. They are works of art just as much as they are works of craftsmanship. If an author does his job correctly then a wide array of people will be able to read, understand, and enjoy the piece in its entirety. It should not take 5 cans of coke and 2 hrs to read a simple 10 page document but often in our academic careers the poorest writers are the ones that we are forced to spend the evening reading. All I can say is Uck! Have a heart man. Go to the writing center!

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