Graduate from Stony Brook University with English and Political Science degrees.
I like to learn. Teach me anything, and we will be friends. Languages are a special interest: I know French and Latin, a little bit of Japanese and Italian. Let's have a party and speak to each other in tongues.
I shoot with a Nikon D3000 and an older Pentax. You will usually find me with a camera wherever I go. Also, a pen and notebook for stray thoughts.
I fight fires as a volunteer. There is nothing more rewarding; I recommend everyone try it out.
I live on a barrier island called Fire Island (off of LI), and am a pretty stereotypical Islander, which I would like to call the four S living: Surfing, Smoking, Swimming, Sex(ing).
My life, how I live it, and my thinking has radically changed in the past couple of months. And I like it.
My Food Blog: thecollegefoodblog.tumblr.com
My Fashion Blog: lesbellespersonnes.tumblr.com
My Political Views
I am a right social libertarian
Right: 4.42, Libertarian: 3.74
Political Spectrum Quiz
I feel similar to how one must feel in the event of a mountain falling: a great sadness, and fear as well, but also relief that all things must come to an end, good or bad.
Thatcher was a strong woman, as one must be in any political arena, and sometimes it made her cold. While her economic policies were solid and helpful, and her foreign policy in line worth USA’s, she treated the British colonies poorly and had trouble thinking of the individuals.
May her legend live on, and may she find peace.
Does anyone know what the twenty three executive orders Obama signed are? I’ve been looking all over the internet and have come up with nothing. If anyone knows them or has an article about it, can you send it my way?
State Sen. Greg Ball, in Putnam County refusing access to concealed carry permit holder’s information to the Journal News.
So, they gave into mob and media pressure.
Considering he has a bounty on his head from the Black Panthers, perhaps it is better for his safety that he is in custody.
I don’t think anyone gave into mob and media pressure. I think the prosecutor involved probably looked at the evidence she has to date and thought she could pull off a charge of second-degree murder and prove it beyond reasonable doubt. If you watched her press conference like I did this afternoon, you get the sense that she’s pretty tough as nails and not pandering to public opinion. That being said, a charge is not the same thing as a conviction. It’s not time to gloatingly rub anyone’s nose in anything quite yet.
Okay, but seriously, this is my last text post on the subject for at least a little while. We’re getting a little too talky talky up in this piece. I now return you to our regularly scheduled programming.
I am still unconvinced. There are eyewitnesses stating that they saw Martin on top of Zimmerman hitting him, and that Zimmerman called out for help. There are also medical reports showing the wounds Zimmerman received when Martin hit him.
While I agree that they should have taken him into custody right away (as is standard with ANY shooting, self-defense or otherwise) I still believe he is innocent, and I look forward to seeing what happens with the case.
For further reading, here is an article of someone who had at one point thought Zimmerman was guilty, but changed their mind when looking at the evidence.