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wowo i remembered this password [Jun. 23rd, 2007|02:30 am]
as a general rant i have come to hate this idea of a 'visa' when visiting a foreign country. The general idea behind a visa is that should you be a person of a shitty country you wont come to "visit" a firs world country get a job and stay. but when you think about it if every one is being treated fairly if someone else is going to try harder let them. the reason noone wanted many jobs in this country was because of the work conditions. But is was these horrible work conditions that there were improvements. Those improvements came not as a direct effect but because as a "intelligent society" we allowed the laboreers to improve thier own conditions. This is one of the key requirements to what my historical mentor as i have read Toynbee to being a key in improving societial conditions. It does almost make sense society improve in macro scale only as it does in micro if a cuture will not allow itself to improve and isolate itself then it cannot  allow rivalry needed to incite the need to improve and outdo what other around you and before you have done.

     Even historically the greatest achievements have been made because one group was trying to prove that they were better(this also true on micro scale with improvements like space travel and chemistry and intentions like current and circuit design but also pathogen antigens on a micro scale ).

coming back to why i have this rant on visa's if we dont let workers into this country that are willing to do horrible things as a living and get paid poorly for it how can we how for a evolution of culture? If we pretend that we dont want to pay little to have  menial jobs done does that mean that we have a better world or an underformed sense of superiority because the workers of the world as a whole cant have the accomidations we have here made for them? if we allow all workers here then the other parts of the world will have to improve conditionds as well to keep up or allow better developed worlds help them make those conditions plausible. Which at this juncture in time is improbable because we want to preseve both culture and progress technology which both are at essence at odds at ech other because technology is at base the essence of advancement and culture the essence of stability.

but still if e are to embrace technology as a good future than the visa system is a bad idea and the requirement to keep a native culture is at odds with it.
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(no subject) [Aug. 27th, 2005|02:40 am]
Yes,it is official I need all of my friends to pitch into the "Scullin needs a 1948 lincoln continental"

To really appreciate this you need to see the car

I know it is the goodness and you know deep in your heart that you want me to get one.
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the closest mood to "hot nails shoved into knees" is "uncomfortable" [Jul. 10th, 2005|05:21 am]
[mood |uncomfortableuncomfortable]

I have told a couple people recently that the nerd part of me that reads math parts is the same part that I really need to hide to fit into society. To which every person has said no it is a really good quality to be smart.

My want to do things with math that are actually challenging seems to space me from other people. I dont see how so many people dont want any mental challenge they just seem to want to play with simple questions where the answers just have to be looked up. This isnt just in math but in a variety of other subjects. I have finally gotten to the point that with the exception of the Putnam math test collection of problems I dont have a single book with math problems that are difficult enough to make me get incorrect answers.

While bored today I saw an old disney movie wherein the smart kinda dorky kid gets the girl over the jock.

This is remarkably far from real life. For some reason the ability to stop a person with a football outranks the ability to solve higher order differential equations. I was out at the moon for a short while and while talking to a girl about my major when a wrestler comes and starts talking with us. After a bit he starts talking about how in HS he was like 2 or 3 in state in his weight class, girl loses interest in the math nerd and goes for the wrestler penis, math nerd then leaves to go smoke with friends thinking to himself "fuck that". I did do some of my own bragging during this, but apparently my counter boast to wrestling as scoring in the top 5% of college students on the hardest intercollegiate math test doesnt count for shit.

The joys of fucked up knees is both the ability to "feel" weather however when the weather changes drastically several times in short order it does cause discomfort. I may need to go see a doctor again and I am fairly sure now he is going to want to operate on my knees not really looking forward to that. Kinda weird to know that even though I dont care about serious injury I am set off by the idea that I will be asking someone to cut me open and perhaps play with the shit in my knees.

Then on the way to go get some pain killers for my knee the fucking key for the bmw breaks in the door lock so I am then forced to wake many people to get someone willing to give me a ride at 3 am for aspirin and aleve and nightquil.
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(no subject) [Apr. 20th, 2005|05:54 pm]
Well I apparently have a torn piece of cartilage on the inner part of the right side of my left knee. Aspirin and some antinflammitory pill called mobic are my new friends for the next three weeks. Then if I am lucky/didnt do ANYTHING strenuous on my knee I *might* not need surgery.... Go team scullin.

also if you get bored look to see if you or any of your friends have warrants out for their arrest here http://brgov.com/dept/citycourt/warrants/

The internet is a nifty place.
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(no subject) [Feb. 21st, 2005|10:07 pm]

God bless Microsoft.

/me moves out
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(no subject) [Feb. 12th, 2005|11:55 pm]

What a better place to put up a web cam link than LJ?

Also to the few that have already seen it, yes I am drunk on the unicycle. If you really want to see the fil ask me about it while I am online and I will either link you to my server (fast method), or send it to you myself (slow method). Regardless I am the shit while drunk and trying to unicycle.

I hate being on more than one side, and not knowing my position from either.
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Ever seen "Real Genious"? [Dec. 26th, 2004|12:01 am]
[mood |geeky]

For christmas my parents agreed to help fund a project :) .


Hopefully I can build one in the near 60 watt range, continuous and need to buy a minimum of parts. (60 watts should be strong enough to cut a razor blade thick steel with little difficulty).

I got also got some assorted cash.
A penguin shaker (and later drunk thank you mom and dad).
Pikmin 2.
Penguin ornament.
Book on advanced forms of discreet diagrams(think venn diagrams but with like 6+ sets instead of 2 or 3).
Then there are the suits I got from my grandfather, I have 11 now and should get another 3 or so in a couple weeks when I go back. Each one was a custom suit and was worth 500-1000 a peice when purchased.
Some pants.
Ugly ass shirts (to be returned).
Gift card to buy crabs :) .

All in all not too bad. When I get the laser running I shall have some real fun.
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It seems to be one of those days [Nov. 30th, 2004|02:57 pm]
That seems to have all sorts of fun things.

Contrary to popular belief I don't actually know everything about everything. Nor do I know what is happening in every persons life that I know or there entire personal history, though for a certain minority I might be close. If one more person asks me a question that follows the lines of "do you know what happened/is happening to ___?" or "is ____ seeing ____?" even if I do know fuck if I am going to tell you, I am not a one stop shop for information for you people. I also wouldn't mind if the masses stop telling me the details of other people's lives, in the wide world of things I don't care especially if I don't know that person.

I am actually studying for a math test, be it that it is a huge fucking deal if I do well on it, I still cant believe that I am studying. I suppose that it is fitting that it doesn't matter if I fuck up royally.
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(no subject) [Oct. 23rd, 2004|05:22 pm]
Watch the whole thing, it was entertaining, I could see me going on a rant like that.

For Real Player

And for Media Player
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(no subject) [Oct. 6th, 2004|09:12 pm]
www.campusfood.com has free food for delievery

Also we got an extra hour with which to finish the exam. I have now done much much better than I did the first time. So I am much les pwnzed than previously thought.
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