Noah is a kid with some serious medical issues. He not only suffers from extreme ADHD, but also Cyclothymiacs a fairly brutal form of bi-polar disorder. It must be understood that, in his native Canada, this means Noah has a social services file because there Social Services are the gateway agency to mental health treatment for children- not simply an agency tasked with protecting children from abusive or neglectful parents.
In the summer of '08 Lisa sent her eleven year-old son down to the States to stay with his stepfather in Oregon while she and her seven year old daughter stayed in Montreal. While Noah’s step dad has NO parental rights to Noah, Lisa describes him as the “Psychological” father of the boy. This is an important distinction as Noah’s biological father is Canadian as is Lisa, his mother. Noah has no legal status as a resident or citizen here in the United States and was merely visiting for the summer.
Oakridge is a small town with a population that hovers around 3,100. The community is predominately white and as of the last census 50% of them were married couples with children. In 2006 the community was hit hard with the loss of local business and industry and has become a rather difficult place to live economically. It’s the kind of place where people know one another and apparently where kids riding their bikes, skateboards, and scooters without helmets is one of the town’s major crime problems. This was how Noah came into contact with local "law enforcement"… he didn’t wear his helmet. They didn’t recognize him so police took his name. Without notifying the man he was staying with for the summer, the police ran his name. They found out he was a Canadian citizen, and also got hold of his social services file from Canada. Remember, dear reader, that he has a file NOT because he has had serious problems or Lisa is a neglectful parent, but because he has mental health issues and special needs. The cops freaked out at the file then contacted DHS which is Child Protective Services in Oregon. Soon after Noah was kidnapped and taken away from his stepfather. He has not been “home” since.
At first they told Lisa that he would be returned in a week so she and her daughter headed to Oregon. A week turned into months, but DHS kept making Lisa promises even though authorities in Canada stated they had no problem with Lisa being the custodial parent of the boy. The locals tried to pressure Noah’s stepfather into divorcing Lisa then sue for custody so that Noah could be declared a citizen- remember all of you who hate illegal immigrants- this kid is an alien down here sucking up American services and resources. The stepfather refused.
On promises that Noah would be returned she left her daughter with the stepfather and went back to Calgary to prepare for Noah’s return. The boy has a history of violence where his sister is concerned, so they felt it would be better to make the difficult transition back into his proper home then bring her back into it. Spring break ’09 was coming and since Noah had not been released by his American kidnappers yet, Lisa was going to take her daughter back to Canada for the break. DHS got wind of this and sent an agent to the Lisa’s husband’s home to tell them that if they tried to take the girl (also a Canadian citizen) back to Canada they would come take her too. They also told him that if he didn’t sue for divorce from Lisa, the Canadian dope activist, they would come and take the girl as well.
Lisa’s husband is disabled and he was able to use that as a way to stall… then as soon as the school term was up he smuggled this seven year old little girl out of America and back home to Canada. According to Lisa the local DHS officials were “furious”... but there was nothing they could do. They would not be able to seize another child from her parents… but Noah was still in their clutches and they were not going to give a bit.
( ) smoked a cigarette ( ) smoked a cigar ( ) smoked anything else ( ) kiss a member of the same sex ( ) crashed a friend's car ( ) stolen a car
(x) been in love (x) been dumped (x) shoplifted (x) been fired ( ) been in a fist fight
(x) snuck out of parent's house - After I was an adult. (x) had feelings for someone who didn't have them back (x) been arrested ( ) made out with a stranger ( ) gone on a blind date
(x) lied to a friend (x) had a crush on a teacher (x) skipped school (class not school) ( ) slept with a co-worker ( ) seen someone die
( ) been to Canada ( ) been to Mexico (x) been on a plane ( ) thrown up in a bar
( ) purposely set a part of yourself on fire (x) eaten Sushi ( ) been snowboarding ( ) been moshing at a concert
(x) been in an abusive relationship (x) taken painkillers (x) love someone right now (x) laid on your back and watched cloud shapes go by (not shapes, just clouds... ) (x) made a snow angel
( ) had a tea party (x) flown a kite (x) built a sand castle ( ) gone puddle jumping (I don't know what this means.) (x) played dress up
(x) jumped into a pile of leaves (x) gone sledding (x) cheated while playing a game (x) been lonely (x) fallen asleep at work/school
( ) used a fake ID (x) watched the sun set ( ) felt an earthquake (x) touched a snake
(x) been tickled ( ) been robbed ( ) robbed someone (x) been misunderstood (x) pet a reindeer/goat
(x) won a contest (x) ran a red light ( ) been suspended from school (x) had detention (x) been in a car accident
( ) had braces (x) eaten a whole pint of ice cream in one night (Um, "whole"? A pint is incredibly small... ) (x) felt like Déja Vu (x) danced in the moonlight
( ) hated the way you looked (x) witnessed a crime ( ) pole danced ( ) questioned your heart ( ) been obsessed with post-it notes (WTF?)
( ) squished barefoot through the mud (x) been lost (x) been to the opposite side of the country (x) swam in the ocean (x) felt like dying
(x) cried yourself to sleep ( ) played cops and robbers (x) recently colored with crayons/colored pencils/markers (x) sung karaoke (x) paid for a meal with only coins
( ) done something you told yourself you wouldn't ( ) laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose (x) caught a snowflake on your tongue
(x) written a letter to Santa Claus ( ) been kissed under a mistletoe (x) watched the sun set with someone you care about (x) blown bubbles ( ) made a bonfire on the beach
( ) crashed a party ( ) traveled more than 5 days with a car full of people (x) gone rollerskating/blading (Um, how is there a possible 'no' there?) (x) had a wish come true (for one day..... ) ( ) humped a monkey (yay!)
( ) worn pearls ( ) jumped off a bridge ( ) screamed "penis" in class (x) Ate dog food ( ) told a complete stranger you love them
(x) sang in the shower ( ) have a little black dress (x) had sex in a park (x) had sex in the bathroom ( ) had a dream that you married someone ( ) glued your hand to something
(x) got your tongue stuck to a pole ( ) kissed a fish (x) worn the opposite sexes clothes (x) been a cheerleader (x) sat on a roof top
(x) had sex at a church (x) screamed at the top of your lungs (x) done a one-handed cartwheel (x) talked on the phone for more than 6 hours (x) stayed up all night
(x) didn't take a shower for a week (x) pick and ate an apple right off the tree (x) climbed a tree ( ) had a tree house
(x) believed in ghosts ( ) had more then 30 pairs of shoes ( ) gone streaking (x) played ding dong ditch
( ) played chicken fight ( ) been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on (x) been told you were hot by a complete stranger (um, this is NOT a good thing... ) ( ) broken a bone (X) been easily amused (^_^)
(x) caught a fish then ate it (*I* didn't catch it... ) (x) made porn (yes... ) (x) caught a butterfly (x) laughed so hard you cried ( ) cried so hard you laughed (That makes no sense, whatsoever. Pain does not cause laughter.)
(x) mooned/flashed someone ( ) had someone moon/flash you (x) cheated on a test (x) forgotten someone's name
(x) slept naked ( ) French braided someones hair ( ) gone skinny dipping, but in a pool (x) been kicked out of your house (obvioulsy.)
He wrote this beause he wanted to but in addition to what's below there was a poem. http://newwindrider.deviantart.com/art/Of-Dreams-and-Desire-87832236. He wrote this for me in 2005 but he later claimed it was for Bladedream in 2006 and then pretended it was written for his wife in 2007. He doesn't actually even feel that way with his wife, he feels like they're "fucking". (She tried to kill his daughter, by the way, so that's why he was in jail.) He said he would do whatever it took to have me forgive him so that was my term; I didn't ask him to write what's below he did that all by himself. But he never included the poem. Anyway as soon as he got out of jail he deleted it. He claims it was "causing controversy" - yes, most of the people on the board who were affected by this no longer post there, they only lurk. So the ones who do post mostly said "OMG TIS POST IZ ABUTZ REAL LIFE LULZ. U R BAD!" Except that since the second he has got out of jail he has mostly ignored me. I was arrested (missed court date of "driving on a suspended liscense") on the day he was released and I was kept in jail for a week, but he hadn't tried to call me or anything except for one message asking me what his Interordi password was. He's only called me once since then but he's been out for a month. (He doesn't have his own phone but the guy he lives with has one with minutes at night/weekends.) I was supposed to make his current MySpace mostly generic and create a new one for only "trusted friends", with the old one having limited information being available for "contacts" such as his wife and people he just met or doesn't know too well. And I was supposed to post this as a blog entry on his new MySpace. Well he never created a new MySpace (so he is keeping his current one as his main and non-limited one) and he never posted this blog entry there or anywhere else, he just deleted the one on the message board. And he changed his MySpace status to "married" after he had asked me to change it to "divorced" but got mad at it being a "ludicrius idea" when I asked of he was trying to be with her again. So in other words he wrote all this to me and then he is doing the same thing twice, just without the lies this time... at least not to me. He doesn't need them because he's already told everybody....
[11/3/2008] Hello, reader. I am Wind aka Cory aka Amb. Chances are that you know me, or at least know of me. I need you to pay attention to me, because I have a very important announcement to make. This is a bit difficult for me, so please be patient.
On the off chance that you are not familiar with the ongoing war between myself and Aris aka Mew aka GodX aka Raven, I have been on the offensive with her since sometime in 2005. We've known each other since early 2004 if memory serves. During this war, I have spent considerable time turning others - many of you among them - against her, and some of you have carried on that tradition. For that, I command your zeal and loyalty.
As the story goes, this war began because Aris is insane. She tried to kill me a few times. She was stalking my family and I. She threatened my wife. She hacked into my email. She was dangerous. For these reasons, I developed a small but intricate network of eyes and ears on-and off-line to keep track of her motions and intentions. Once again, thank-you to those of you who assisted me in this cause.
Since this conflict began, friendships on all sides have suffered casualties. Parties not involved have been forced to take sides or be caught in the crossfire. If this happened to you, I apologize. but now, there is good news for all of us. As of this very moment, the war is over. For good. We aren't signing a peace treaty. We're full blown allies.
What isn't such good news, however, is that there was a hell of a lot more to this war than any of you knew or suspected. Every last one of you that was a witness to this war is in need of a severe reeducation. I ask you to bear with me as I give you a small back-story, followed by the truth about what's really gone on, these last five years.
Any of you even briefly familiar with me on a personal level, know who Emma is. For the sake of sanity, I'll keep this short. She was the first girl I ever loved. She died when we were both 15, seven years ago, now. I swore I'd never love anyone else, so as not to disrespect her. I completely ignored women for a long time, and avoided anyone with a romantic interest in me, until early 2005 - the first time I met Aris offline.
As many of you know, Emma's death, the deaths of a few very close and dear friends, and a few other various instances, too long and depressing to state here, resulted in a few glitches; character flaws and abnormal traits, not the least of which was a long string of night-terrors, insomnia and paranoia. This stress chain resulted in a heart condition which could have killed me.
Aris and I were... I suppose 'a couple' is the easiest term... for a few months in 2005. The thing is, we were both in love, and we both knew it. I never admitted it to anyone but her then, but she was my sun and my moon. She made me happy, made me a better person. She curbed many of my self-destructive habits (cutting, drinking, brawling) and calmed me enough that my heart - as a muscle - stopped eating itself, thus literally saving my life.
The problem? I convinced myself that loving Aris and being happy was an insult to my Emma. I was convinced that Aris would one day abandon me, or fate would take her from me, and I would be alone again. Then, I figured that if I left Her, lost her on my own terms, it would hurt infinitely less. But I knew i had to make her hate me, because if she didn't, I might go back to her in a moment of weakness, causing inevitably more pain.
THIS, ladies and gentlemen, is where and why the war began. To minimize my pain, I had to make her hate me. I sought out her enemies and allied myself with them or set them upon her. I slandered, instigated, revealed her secrets, lied, emphasized flaws, made up stories about her stalking me. I spread them all among friends, family, strangers and internet gathering spots.
It should have been easy - but she refused to hate me or abandon me. She defended herself instead and begged me to stop. She told everyone the truth. So I developed a network of people to watch and listen 'for danger'. The real purpose was so that I could more quickly keep her in check with more lies, and in this, my system was successful.
Unfortunately, having tasted love again and wanted more. I went after two other women trying to fill the void. At one point, I persued both of them at once, and in doing so, lost one of the most important friends I've ever had and scarred her for life in the process. I married, then divorced, the other. Anyone who has known me since my early Interordi days can tell you that since Aris, I've become romantically attracted to any female with a kind word to say. I've been trying to replace her.
My manic attacks and defense of my lies resulted in what is best called an impressive chain of psychological mutations. In short, I became a paranoid, possessive, mildly sociopathic DICK. I saw enemies where I never had them. I attacked anyone who looked like a potential enemy. I saw elaborate conspiracies poised to topple the house of cards I'd built out of lies. I drove everyone away from me.
Now, the fantastic irony in all this is that through the last crazy year of my life, one which saw me jailed twice, my 16 month old daughter almost pass away, being homeless, losing everything I owned, a divorce, coming to terms with my anger issues and not seeing my daughter for 9 months, the only person who was there for me - indeed who gave a shat at all - was Aris. She wrote me, she talked to me, worried about me, ran interferance, looked up legal advice, delivered messages and even sent money while she was homeless and I was incarcerated. Maybe she is insane, but it's because she can be so selfless. Imagine a loud, cold room the size of a bathroom. You live there for 6 months. No friends or family contact you. No one answers calls. You don't see your own child for months. You are almost completely alone. Poorly fed. Afraid. And the only person who shows they care - and oh, God, do they care - is a person you've treated like dog-shit for almost 5 years. Nothing prepares you for feeling like that breed of vermin.
Some of you think Aris is crazy. She's not. She's odd. She has flaws. She's outspoken and argumentative. We all are. She is human, more so than anyone I know. If you don't like her that's your perogative, but you will keep it civil. Now that that truth is out there, there's no reason to treat her like dirt or call her names. Anyone who does, directly attacks me as well. I will choose her over absolutely anyone else, save for my own daughter. I have no tolerance for anyone who treats her poorly. Of everyone who reads this letter, she is the only one who cared. She is my queen, now.
Undoubtedly, this revelation will rock a few of my friendships. Rightly so, as I lied to all of you. No one will be in the wrong if they hate me for this. I appreciate all the loyalty everyone has shown me. I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to address you and come clean. I ask that you circulate this log amongst yourselves. I have only one more thing to say before I close.
I want to say this now, in front of everyone. There will be no mistakes or misunderstanding. No hidden meaning or agenda. If you hear one thing I have to say tonight, let it be this: Aris, I am in love with you, and though I didn't realize it at some points, I always have been. I always will be. You have known for months that I am in love with you, and now, so does everyone else. I don't ask forgiveness or for you to return my love. I only ask that you acknowledge my feelings and that they are real. I love you, Aris.
Thank you, everyone. ~Cory Edwards
P.S. Those who don't believe me can contact me directly. Aris has my address, Phat will testify that this letter is genuine, if for no other reason than that I mention Kikoman of soysauce fame and an unimportant communication from about 6 years ago before I met Aris. Back me up, phugly. ~Cory Edwards
Edited by NewWindRider~ on January 22, 2009 at 12:46:43.
So in other words he wrote all this to me and then he is doing the same thing twice, just without the lies this time... at least not to me. He doesn't need them because he's already told everybody....
Well, I was gonna post an update here, since there's a few (okay, just one) people who would actually be interested in one. I never did it though - this was about 3 days ago - but this is something I posted on <a href="">my Yuwie</a>. You guys are intelligent so it may be worthy of posting here.
In the United States government, we have many different jurisdiction of laws (or psuedo-laws). We have state government, federal government, "local ordinaces", and the County which usually directs the jails. We consider ourselves to be subject to each and every one of thes laws (and non-laws such as statues and ordinaces bt that's another subject). However, according to the Constitution,
The Congress shall have Power To... exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings (Article I, Section 8).
Or, if you're the type who has trouble reading this type of specific jargon, "The Congress (who makes all federal laws) has the power to make or exercise legislation in a District surrounding the White House, and in any other Federal building or property located throughout the States and it's territories (such as a Federal prison located in New Hampshire or an F.B.I. headquarters located in Texas, and the property which belongs to that building).
(For reasons unimportant to this article, I will note that these legislations also do apply to anything which is not a State according to the definition you are used to, but is rather a "territory" - such as Puerto Rico.)
The united States of America is not, or was not intended to be, a "Country" in teh average sense of the word. Instead, it was an agreement between various States (which, if you remember from your confusion in high school social studies classes, actually has much the same definiton as the word "country"), to form a "coalition", of sorts. It was a contract for many, very, very small "countries" to form together; to attempt to be united in wars; to have certian taxes which would be collected by a larger group in order to ensure the best allotments to whatever State was suffering; to be more organized throughout a certian area of lands; to allow certian business matters to be handled by another body so that the States themselves could be more focused on governing as their voters wished them to; and to ensure punishment if any one State commited horrible atrocities against other States (and also to prevent war within the States who agree to be an alliance).
The united States of America was not designed to implement restrictions or punishments on the People, and does not even have the power to exercise such restriction according to the Constituion; cited above. Congress, and the united States, is not ALLOWED to make legislature citing gay marriage; mandatory imprisonment based on mental capacity (suicidal/self-injury/etc.); alcohol, marijuana, or any other drug; etc. They may anly cite these things when relating it to what a business must to - in order to regulate commerce which was another percieved benefit of the agreement to become "united". As part of this agreement all States agree to be bound by the Constitution, which is why the COnstitution is valid in any lawful court even though Congress is not allowed to consider most other types of laws that could be applied.
Your State is a Sovereign, and must not submit to any legislatures of the UNITED STATES, unless those legislatures are what is outlined by the Constituion as within the power of the Congress to make. Congress does not have the power to make ANY laws about the people - why does a convicted murderer go to State Prison instead of Federal Prison? Because (unless the murder was of a President or similar figure), they have not comitted an offense against the States (or, in "common everyday"" terms, one would say "United States" instead of "the States"). Yet, one would assume there is a federal law against murder, no? Think again. I have not search through the "U.S. Code" to see if anything about murder is written, but I do know that the laws on penalties and extenuating circumstances (i.e. "manslaughter" and other laws about fault are different in every state. For example some states still allow death by "firing squad" if a human is "sentenced to death", and some do not. (As an aside I do believe that the federal government should make a law prohibiting the death penalty, under the responsibility of "protection of the People" and under "regulating commerce", which the jail and restrictions on the court/jails falls into).
In other words the Congress (or, in "common usuage", one might say "the federal governemnt") can make laws invovling restrictions upon what courts, jails, and police officers may or may not do, but they cannot make laws about what the People (who are not engaged in commerce) may or may not do. This is, again, cited in the above quote from the Constitution. (The States are however required to be bound by any decisions which have come before the Supreme Court - that was part of the agreement.)
Your state is a Sovereign, and any towns, counties, townships, etc., within the state are a part of that state and, as far as I know, are also subject to the State's jurisdiction. (I may be wrong about this - however even if I am wrong the courts will act as though it is so because of the nature of INCoRPOATION, which, your State has been INCORPORATED for a while as well so if you live in "Unincorporated [insert town name here]" and IF I am wrong about the State having lawful jurisdiction in any town or county within the state, then you are not considered to be bound by state "laws" while within that area.) However, Citizens of your state are NOT subject to any laws made by the Congress of the united States, except while negaged in commerce or in regards to Supreme Court decisions during caselaw. As I mentioned earlier, murderers fo to State prison; not federal, because the law against murder was made by your State, NOT by the Congress.
So why do we all act as though we are under a Federal law which governs our rights or lack thereof? If you live in the District of Columbia, you are. Otherwise, you are not allowed to be. That is also why the "District of Columbia" is "not a State", but is also "not a part of any State of the Union". Wasn't that another confusion thing for you in high school?
This conversation is weird as hell but I'm pretty sure I know the screenname.
ElongatedTrout (1:02:54 PM): i can haz titpics? bsbbrianlvr (1:03:20 PM): Dude, that is crazy, lolcats doesn't work for people trying to find sluts. ElongatedTrout (1:03:22 PM): are you still sending people spam messages??!!! bsbbrianlvr (1:03:30 PM): Lulz. bsbbrianlvr (1:03:37 PM): Don't I know you actually? ElongatedTrout (1:03:55 PM): you could!!! IDK!!! What's you're name!!! bsbbrianlvr (1:04:30 PM): uh... why dont you tell me how you found my screenname first? And were you actually looking for porn, or joking? (This will jhelp me determine whether or not I know you, cause I go by many names) bsbbrianlvr (1:05:20 PM): Wow... creative profile... did you think of that all by yourself? lol (It says, "This is an AIM profile.") ElongatedTrout (1:06:02 PM): ummm... Aim made you ask me a question!!! I quote, "Pope Pius XII was a great President, don't you agree?" I never found your screenname... you just popped up!!! In fact, I think this is the second time you've popped up now!!! bsbbrianlvr (1:07:37 PM): Uh... no? SPAM does not ask people about presidents... now who is this messing with me? I'm thinking someone from Interordi, but the only one who should have my s/n and doesn't hate me I think is Phat... or Smirnoff, and yeah your humor style would fit him if it weren't for all the exclamation points. bsbbrianlvr (1:12:46 PM): Damnyou *shakes fist*
I'm going to wait until Lisa'a current board (check the comments in my last entry) peters down a bit more, and until I have finished deleteing some things from my e-mail and whatnot so that I'll be less busy, but I *will* make a new YSRMB board.
The problem with Lisa'a current board, and why a lot of people are not showing interest it (including, seemingly, some that were rather positive on my last post), is because it is ALL about anime. Yes, she does have other forums, and the GC and Polls forum actually have more topics individually, but I'll explain just by saying the three main posters on the board at the moment are Lisa, Wendy, and PsychoFluff, who for those who don't know is much like Wendy in relation to the way she posts regarding anime. The other person besides me who has posted in most topics is Chris, who while he does not overdo it enough to annoy his other group of friends involving what some people thought of as the "troublemakers" (John/Will/Darcy/Kijuna/etc., and no they don't all fit the category and now I don't personally agree, I'm just explaining which "set" of people I'm referring to), he still likes using terms such as "shippings" etc., so his presence alone does not shift the board over to something else as it's general topic. While this board could quite possibly sucssed and attract completely *new* members, depending on what Lisa does with it and what other people post, a lot of people who were known at the original YSRMB did not like this kind of thing - some even made fun of those who show this type of personality when talking about anime. And while most of us actually do or did watch and like anime, when we talk about it, that's not how we want to talk about it. So my board will be more "general", with a video games forum, general chat, American comics, debates, etc. I think this will attract many of the original posters at YSRMB, who said they were very interested in having a community again, but are not currently posting at Lisa's board. Ryan (Oracle of Dreams) comes to mind, for example. No we will not get *everyone* back because some people simply no longer care, but I think we can be rather sucessful as long as those who are interested, participate.
Another problem I found with Lisa's board, in my opinion, is that the non-anime topics are also mostly rather boring. For example, there's a topic that pretty much goes like this at the moment: "I like cats" "I like cats too" "Cats are so cuuute!!!!" "I saw a cat the other day, he was licking his paw, it's so cute I love it~! I also love it when my cat runs in circles." etc.
In part I believe this is because the main posters at her board are not the ones who were usually sucessful in making *new* topics at the other board. But in addition it has to do again with the centralized theme (IMO of course): anime, talked abuot the way these girls like to talk, rather then the way the rest of us would talk with our friends about anime (Chris is capable of both). I am going to take steps to eliminate this type of topic from the board I make, for example, I will not allow topics that are titled with the title of an anime, video game, T.V. Show, etc., and nothing else. I always thought there was a problem in the anime forum at the original YSRMB, and usually in the video game forum as well, in the the topics were, "Castlevania," which does not leave much to be said, rather then, "Do you think Dante has a psychological problem?," and an explanation of why the poster thinks he could. The original YGO forums which the board was themed around did not have this problem, as I went all the way back to page 45 or whatever to see some of the topics, and that probably helped made the board interesting and popular for Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.
Anyway I will send personal reminders if possible to the people who showed interest whenever I get it set up, and I encourage you to come and try and participate; subscribe to topics by e-mail so that you don't forget when there is no activity for the first few weeks or months as happens with all message boards, but from the mostly-positive and sometimes-ecstatic response I have recieved here, I think we can make this a sucess if we ALL come (who is interested) rather then just the few who have been following along at most attempts such as Chris, Lisa, Hiei and Wendy.
The only thing I'm debating about is a "Rate my Deck" forum, since I would not be interested in these topics because I can't read decks the way they have to be posted in such a forum, which also means I couldn't moniter it as well. I was thinking of assigning a moderator to that forum, but there might be a problem in finding a moderator who I trust, who is also interested in forum deck ratings/advice, who will also follow the rules as I've written them when making mod decisions on the fourm, who also hasn't voted "No" on my poll (otherwise John might come to mind - maybe Chris but again not sure if he'd boycott if I admin, and also sometimes he enforces incorrectly by accident).
If any other acquaintainces of mine are interested in anime, video games, or chat forums, please comment and let me know and I'll invite you after the initial few weeks once we've gotten our "community" back :P.
No, but not because of you (I would not post at *any* new YSRMB board).
I am not aware of any current message board serving our pupose - I know of a free hosting server and my friends Sage, UE, Link and Make will have to help me with integrating that with free MB software but the question is would you ignore the board just because I'm the one making it? (Well, in reverse that is.)
Ohio city passes jail time for long lawns CANTON, Ohio, June 3 (UPI) --
City officials in Canton, Ohio, say they're coming after scofflaws who do not cut their lawns with a beefed-up ordinance and possible jail time.
Canton's city council voted 12-0 Monday to approve a new law including possible jail time for repeat offenders who let their yards become overgrown and weed-infested, the Canton (Ohio) Repository reported. The new law, it said, ups a second high-grass citation to a fourth-degree misdemeanor, which could result in a fine and up to 30 days in jail.
The city fathers are instituting a clampdown on some of the biggest problem yards where grass and weeds measure at a foot or more and which the city is forced to mow at taxpayer expense.
City officials received a blizzard of e-mails opposed to the jail time element of the proposed law when it was highlighted on a popular conservative Web site, the Repository reported. But that didn't stop Mayor William Healy from supporting it, saying it is more about saving the city the $250,000 per year it spends mowing private lots than on punishing people with jail time.
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The Tale of Nairb, or One Like Socrates Who Found Himself Wrapped in Societal Trappings Much Like the Lemming Was Forever Immortalized as Being Suicidal by Walt Disney and Several Mean Men With Brooms.
There was once a young man named Nairb the All Knowing, it was a self-adopted title. Nairb knew all, and was right all the time. Well, most of the time. Actually he was just very clever and capable of free thought, so it pretty much counts as being all knowing. All of this only pertains somewhat to the story, but it sets up a pretty good description of him as a character. Also the fact that Nairb lives in a world controlled by paper, blips of electricity, and powerful special interest groups akin to the Gestapo is only pertinent in the regard that it puts into place a dark, dramatic, literary backdrop, otherwise known as the setting.
In any event, Nairb the generally right, attended Bureaucracy High, where he had only missed and subsequently made up, 2 hours 38 minutes and 42 seconds of classtime. The “administrators, politically correct term for mindless pencil pushers, refer to Bureaucracy High as a federally regulated public educational institute for the preparation of young minds to go out into the world and take their places within the mainstream expectations of society. Or, Operation trap them in various colors of tape and fill their minds with the dogma of a mechanical society where they expect to be given the time to memorize the material for all tests, for short. But I, I being used in the most narratorial sense of the word, digress.
Nairb found himself attracted to a certain young lady, who for all intents and purposes shall be referred to as Ms. X. Nairb wanted to ask Ms. X on a date so he could get to know her, but in order to do so he needed money. So, he went to the nearest equal opportunities employer, also known as Quota Central, and asked where he could find the personnel office. Eventually, after paying a fine for political incorrectness, Nairb was directed to human resources. After several months on Quota Central’s waiting list Nairb found himself gainfully employed as a custodial caregiver.
Having gotten a hold of some money, Nairb found the courage to ask Ms. X out on a date. Ms. X agreed and the game was begun. At the restaurant Nairb made the mistake of opening the door for Ms. X. Ms. X went on a tirade about the empowerment of women and how she would not be treated as a helpless female. Nairb took this into consideration and then let Ms. X open the door at the movie theater. That was an even bigger mistake. Ms. X let Nairb know, loudly, that women were not put on the earth to serve men and there was no way in Iowa, politically correct term for hell, that she was going to fill the subservient stereotype created by the male oppressors. Nairb took Ms. X home after the movie and debated on whether or not to kiss her. He decided to ask first, so as not to risk charges of date rape. Still, Ms. X was offended and let it be known. She would not be his slave no matter what he thought dinner and a movie entitled him to. Ms. X then proceeded to bring charges of sexual harassment against Nairb.
After finishing his prison term, Nairb dropped out of high school and bought a small piece of land upon which to live his life in solitude. In our next tale we, we being I the narrator and you the reader, shall hear of Nairb’s adventure’s fighting the EPA over violating wetland regulations.
I have the following gift cards that I need to get rid of:
Borders $4.31, $100 (also valid at Waldenbooks) Blockbuster $20, $2.97 The Children's Place $45.62 Dining Dough $25 (valid at any non-fast-food restaurant) Jewel $10 (Jewel, Albertson's, ACME, Osco, Savon drugs) Pier 1 $16.08 Bloomingdale's $74.12 Carson Pirie Scott $27.84 (Bon-Ton, Bergner's, Boston Store, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's, Younkers, Carson Pirie Scott) Neiman Marcus $32.56 Pottery Barn Kids $71.65 (Pottery Barn? Not specified.) Nordstrom $311.03 K.B. Toys 26¢
I have some more that I haven't checked the prices on yet, so let me know if there is anywhere specific that you go a lot. I also have some other stuff, like C.D. Players, phone chargers, instruction manuals, etc., but apparently my camera's WiFi needs a cable anyway so I don't have it on eBay yet (the gift cards are not on eBay mostly).
I crashed my car and had someone offer to give me $300 to get it out, but I couldn't get the money in time because they didn't have a PayPal account yet so it would have taken three days for them to set it up, by which time it was an extra $240 plus the cost of the new hood and engine piece - a new car is cheaper. So that's what I need, in part because I have collected so much stuff since I did actually have a car to put it in, although the police stole a few blankets last night and I can't get those back now. But most importantly, there is a place me & Stephen were supposed to go, that he has been wanting to go to for three years or more, and having a car to take him there in is about the only way to get him to stop being an asshole so I can do something other then cry all day and... other things.
Also, if you don't need money for college or don't want to have an account for yourself, you can help Loki (my son) get money for college (for free, by registering grocery and credit cards and then it's like 1 - 3% of your purchasaes anywhere) by clicking here... uh, never mind, you can't do it through a link, which makes sense since you can't exactly mass-market this. If you want to help you can give me your e-mail or sign up at www.upromise.com, then click "Family & Friends > Offer to Help". I assume it is searchable by name, his name is Loki Johnson.
And yeah there's a website where you can get a free $25 and I get $10 in exchange for them attempting to boycott PayPal (you can still continue to use PayPal, though), but I'm sure I must have linked that already somewhere and if I didn't and you want the free money (no catches on this one just trying to get their site known, then post a comment and ask.
I just added one more thing to the meme from my last post... it is number one and goes above laptops until I get it (I say "until" because this is not the only way I am trying to get it). So if you were interested or thinking about doing anything for me please look back at that post again... also, I couldn't find a post from John and I didn't see a post on anyone else's journal, so the last thing to do is look back at Will's again adn try to do the free stuff if possible... but now I can't find Will's journal either (I only searched through usernames from YSRMB). So can someone give me his LJ name again?
and I don't have his address or e-mail address. Obviously I should go look at John's as well.
Step One - Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fun ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want. - If you wish for real possible things, make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you. - Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, or link to this post (it'll be public) so that the holiday joy will spread.
Step Two - Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it. You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call. There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.
1. Stephen to stop being an asshole :( and talk to me and stuff.
2. Pheromones! There is a very important endeavor I am trying to accomplish... this will take place in exactly two weeks. It may be the most critical meeting I have ever had. There are different brands of pheromones, and there is only one I have used before. I liked the scent of this one, it was based in laveder oil. Can be priced anywhere from $20 - $100... more info on this when I finish my research. Please let me know if you are interested in granting this one... I will keep you updated abuot brands if you are. Links will also be provided when I figure this out.
3. Most important material thing, I need a laptop!! Only requirements is that is needs to be able to accesws the free internet and run EQ (am told I need 1 gig RAM to run that effeciently). I am having to spen all my money at the internet café 'cause I don't have one, and I can't get to Stephen on the library computers.
4. I'm homeless and literally scraping change (which I wasn't doing before), so any money (or gift cards to any non-clothing store) would be nice.
5. Magick supplies; incense, crystals, etc....
6. T-shirts from www.foulmouthshirts.com (please use this link if you buy anything for anyone or for yourself there), from J!NX, or the good shirts from Spencer's and Hot Topic, etc. (not the fairies but the cool ones similar to the ones on FoulMouth and stuff).
7. People to sign up for some of the sites I get credit for - I have links to sites where you can take surveys for cash, click links in an e-mail for cash, a site like MySpace that pays you based on how many people view your page, and a few others. All sites are free, and you don't need referrals to make money off of them. Some sites pay me if you just sign up, others pay me based on what you do (for instance, one site pays me $2 for every survey you take). The reason I don't make money off these sites right now though is, the click links sites I just joined like 2 weeks ago, and I joined about 40 of them so my emails are clogged. I'll only link to the 5 quickest money makers though, and clicking all the emails can easily be accomplished in an hour per day if you only join 5. The MySpace like site I don't use 'cause I prefer MySpace and I don't know the people on the new site, and the survey sites I don't qualify often because I never buy anything nor do I have a house, a car younger then 10 years old, or an electric etc. bill, or insurance. I'm also white (they'll finish with that target group quicker then other racial groups when they want some from each racial group).
There are really a couple of sites you can sign up for and never do anything else with and I'll get credit for it. Please let me know if you can do any of these sites.
8. A keyboard. THIS IS NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT TO ME, but the meme actualy says list 10 and so far I can only think of 8... so this would really be on my regular Christmas list for family, but if it didn't specifically say to list 10 I wouldn't list it here.
9. Do you have any CDs you don't want? Again, this is not important enough for someone to go and buy any... if you any you don't want and don't think you'll ever get around to selling just let me know what they are. The music can alleviate the boredom of being homless. But if you're actually going to spend money on something I'd rather you get me one of the other things I listed, or just give me the money.
I can't really think of anything else atm. These are listed in order of how much I want them (4 and 5 I'm not sure if they could be reversed or not).
1262 Pine Valley Dr. Apt. #105 Schaumburg, IL 60173-6613
Please message me (+18477727174, with the +, on IM (not MSN IM) or firstname.lastname@example.org using e-mail, to my phone, IMs should be listed or you can ask Kaiti or Todd, myspace.com/dkmagiciangirl or reply here. Phone is fastest and an e-mail that's not to my phone I won't see at all)...
Okay a mouthful, anyway please message me if you can contact someone on WoW on the Tanaris server for me. If referring to me in public you can refer to me as Rayvn. Just want to let him know I am trying to call him - his caller ID's been fucked up recently and I need to meet with him BEFORE Monday and tomorrow is not really a big option - especially since we may need more then one meeting and conversation across a few different days.
We're not fighting or anything he just won't freaking install XFire! :X