Archive | August, 2011

Sometimes, I get infuriated.

24 Aug

This sort of infuriates me.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/08/17/college-students-in-favor-wealth-distribution-are-asked-to-support-grade/?intcmp=obinsite

Actually it a lot infuriates me.  What about Social Determinants of Health and Poverty? Look it up! It is worth understanding.   Ever heard of double victimization? (“You were born into a situation that made it near impossible to break out of poverty…and it’s YOUR fault).

Poverty does not = lazy.

Sure, it does seem strange and unfair to distribute a GPA which is without a doubt earned.   I agree that if you don’t have good grades, responsibility is on your head.  That is why education is the great equalizer.  Work hard, do well.

It is just not the same with socio-economic status.  Analogy fail “California college student”.

Why is it so terrible to suggest that all the people with money to spare share with those that don’t.  What is that going to hurt for the super rich? That seem to achieve their mega wealth much easier than most in poverty achieve what little they have. It’s ridiculous.  It makes me darn mad.

Please allow me to quote from book that I am a big fan of.  You should read it:

Mosiah 4

 16 And also, ye yourselves will asuccor those that stand in need of your succor; ye will administer of your substance unto him that standeth in need; and ye will not suffer that the bbeggar putteth up his petition to you in vain, and turn him out to perish.

 17 Perhaps thou shalt asay: The man has brought upon himself his misery; therefore I will stay my hand, and will not give unto him of my food, nor impart unto him of my substance that he may not suffer, for his punishments are just—

 18 But I say unto you, O man, whosoever doeth this the same hath great cause to repent; and except he repenteth of that which he hath done he perisheth forever, and hath no interest in the kingdom of God.

 

I would also like to take this opportunity to say that I absolutely love Politics. I just do. This is not sarcastic or anything.  I really legitimately love Politics.

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Don’t tell anyone that I cried so much over a dress.

16 Aug

Goodbye childhood dream.

Painting of my Mom in the dress

Grandma in the dress

I will somehow find a dress almost as good.

Mom in the dress

but MAN….I wanted to wear that dress really bad.

Mom in the dress