American Atrocities (facebook status rant)

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I don’t give a crap if they’re hiding in schools or hospitals. We’re out to stop them from killing innocent civilians.
It’s counterproductive to do that OURSELVES just to get to them.
BTW, Hiroshima and Nagasaki were f*cking disasters that should have NEVER happened. It was barbaric and villainous.

9 minutes ago · Friends Only · · ·  

    • Daniel Ballow ‎”It was a difficult decision.”

      7 minutes ago ·
    • Daniel Ballow

      SOME decisions are difficult because they’re the WRONG decision. They go against your own common sense, and everything’s telling you this sh*t is whack.
      SOMETIMES you ought to listen. Not all the time, but this was definitely one of those times.
      6 minutes ago ·
    • Daniel Ballow ‎”It was a different time.”

      6 minutes ago ·
    • Daniel Ballow

      Every atrocity in human history took place in a “different time.” Committed by people who thought they might as well. (It doesn’t make it any LESS of an atrocity.)

      I’ll grant that humanity hadn’t learned their lesson and forgive them, but I will NOT let someone pass me by without LEARNING… from that mistake. Thinking otherwise of it.

    • Hiroshima and Nagasaki was necessary..the death toll our forces and jap forces wouldn’t faced if we wouldn’t did a land invasion of mainland japan wouldve been substantial..they got nukes due to the arrogance of their own imperialist government..they got their people into that situation after time and time again we tried to be diplomatic..at least we airdropped letters over those towns telling the pop. to evacuate..and after the nuking japan became diplomatic and peace was made..

      15 minutes ago ·
    • If we wouldve** did a land invasion

      15 minutes ago ·
    • Daniel Ballow Interesting.
      I’ve never heard of the evacuation letters.
      I’ll have to research that detail.

      13 minutes ago ·
    • Daniel Ballow But as a whole, the thought of civilians getting nuked makes my blood boil.
      However, as you have rightfully pointed out. The Japanese government at that time are indeed deserving of some condemnatory ire.

      10 minutes ago ·
    • Yea I share ur opinion of nuking civilians and hopefully they wont have to be used by us ever again..

      6 minutes ago ·
    • Daniel Ballow This also brings to mind that I should research the campaign history of WWII at some point.
      I don’t doubt the decision was made in a context with no other foreseeable (practical) option. I can understand that.
      But if we were avoidably “backed into a corner” where desperate measures were the only ones readily available, then hopefully we can at least try to discern how we can guard against being “put in that position.”

      a few seconds ago · 
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“Tell Me Who You’re Working For” -By Jack Bauer

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Don’t take long
‘Cause I can do better than this
Please, don’t be strong
You’re finding it hard to resist
So tell me who you’re working for 

 

CHORUS
Tell me, I’ll wait
Oh lord, I can wait for while
‘Sides, at any rate
Your screams will not travel the mile
Tell me who you’re working for
Tell me who you’re working for…oh lord

Don’t pass out
You still have not outlived your use
Why not just give in
And save yourself from the abuse
Please tell me who you’re working for

CHORUS
Tell me, I’ll wait
Oh lord, I can wait for while
‘Sides, at any rate
Your screams will not travel the mile
Tell me who you’re working for
Tell me who you’re working for…oh lord

Tell me who you’re working for
Tell me who you’re working for
Tell me who you’re working for

CHORUS
Tell me, I’ll wait
Oh lord, I can wait for while
‘Sides, at any rate
Your screams will not travel the mile
Don’t take long
‘Cause I can do better than this
Please, don’t be strong
You’re finding it hard to resist
So tell me who you’re working for
Tell me who you’re working for
Tell me who you’re working for
Tell me who you’re working for…oh lord

-Daniel Ballow
Inspired by Carolina Liar’s “Show Me What I’m Looking For”

Some statuses/tweets on gendered topics worth discussion…

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What other people call “objectification,” I call “a lack of compassion overlapped with sexuality.” I SINCERELY doubt that necessarily entails the most epic taxonomic failure of all time…. Recognizing a homo-sapien.


“So, will you think of women sexually or with respect?” is a false dichotomy.


 

I don’t know WHERE girls get this idea that super skinny automatically = sexy. Not from any guy I’VE associated with…

 

It’s interesting to note that I’ve personally encountered more Pro-Life females than males in my life.

Superman & Relevance: (Yet) More Thoughts on Snyder’s Superman… (via the m0vie blog)

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“If we live in a world where a fundamentally decent human being who just wants to do what he can to make this world a better place isn’t “cool” or “hip” or “edgy”, well… then we’ve got a problem bigger than the next Superman reboot.”

Superman & Relevance: (Yet) More Thoughts on Snyder's Superman... March is Superman month here at the m0vie blog, what with the release of the animated adaptation of Grant Morrison’s superb All-Star Superman. We’ll be reviewing a Superman-related book/story arc every Wednesday this month, so check on back – and we might have a surprise or two along the way. Dear Hollywood, I am a movie fan. I am not an American. I didn't read too many comic books as a child, and those I did never featured Superman. I say this a … Read More

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If DC heroes sung: “We Are The World”…

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[Billy Batson]
There comes a time
When we heed a certain call.
[Kara Zor-El and Stephanie Brown]
When the world must come together as one.
[Courtney Whitmore]
There are people dying.
[Jennifer-Lynn Hayden]
And it’s time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all.
[Hal Jordan]
We can’t go on
Pretending day by day
[Clark Kent]
that someone, somehow will soon make a change.
[Helene Bertinelli]
We are all a part of
God’s great big family
[Donna Troy]
And the truth, you know love is all we need

[Jon Stewart]
We are the world
We are the children
[Firestorm]
We are the ones to make the Brightest Day
So let’s start giving.
[Cassie Sandsmark]
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
It’s true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me

[Koriand’r]
Send them your heart
So they’ll know that someone cares
[Jamie Reyes]
so their cries for help
will not be in vain
[Mari McCabe]
We can’t let them suffer
no we cannot turn away
[John Henry Irons]
Right now they need a helping hand
[Markus Clay]
We are the world
We are the Children
[Roy Harper]
We are the ones who make a brighter day
so lets start giving.
[Grace Choi]
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
[Michael Holt]
It’s true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me.

[Barry Allen]
When you’re down and out
There seems no hope at all.
[Wally West]
But if you just believe
There’s no way we can fall
[Diana]
Well, well, well, well, let us realize
That a change can only come
[joined by Hawkman and Hawkgirl together]
When we stand together as one.

[Chorus – All]
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let’s start giving
[Gar Logan]
Got to start giving
[All]
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
[Natasha Irons]
It’s true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me
[Karen Beecher-Duncan]
We are the world
We are the children
[Jay Garrick]
Its for the children
[Dick Grayson]
We are the ones who make a brighter day
[Tim Drake]
So lets start giving.

[Virgil Harkins]
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
It’s true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me

[Booster Gold]
We are the world
[Mary Batson]
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let’s start giving
[Jefferson Pierce]
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
It’s true we make a better day
Just you and me.

[Victor Stone]
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let’s start giving
[Bruce Wayne]
There’s a choice were making
we’re saving our own lives
It’s true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me.

[Super Young Team]
We all need somebody that we can lean on
when you wake up look around and see that your dreams gone
when the earth quakes we’ll help you make it through the storm
when the floor breaks a magic carpet to stand on
we are the World united by love so strong
when the radio isn’t on you can hear the songs
a guided light on the dark road your walking on
a sign post to find the dreams you thought was gone
someone to help you move the obstacles you stumbled on
someone to help you rebuild after the rubble’s gone
we are the World connected by a common bond
Love the whole planet sing it along.

Silence… then suddenly…
[Chorus- All with emphasis by…]
[Dinah Lance]
We are the world
We are the children
[Arthur Curry]
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let’s start giving

[Mia Dearden]
There’s a choice were making
we’re saving our own lives
It’s true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me.

[Oliver Queen]
Everyday citizens
everybody pitching in

[Superboy]
You and I
You and I
[Guy Gardner]
Uh, 12 days no water
whats your will to live?
[Carol Ferris]
we amplified the love we watching multiply
[Raven]
Feeling like the Worlds end
we can make the World win
[Dr. Light]
Like Coast or Star City, Gotham, or Bludhaven.
and now Japan needs us, they need us, we need you.

[Chorus – All- repeat till fade to nothingness.]

[Never The End…]____________________________________________________

(The situation in Japan is just so damn horrible.
With all the disasters likewise befalling the DCU, I wondered how THEY would pull together a cover of this song, (and likewise whether or not this history altering event will be canonized in that universe. Probably… I was actually thinking of this BEFORE that happened. So I figured now’s the best time to unveil this silly little idea in my head.)
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Glny4jSciVI based mostly on this version.)

CollegeHumor's Top 100 Comedy Movies of All Time (via Pkrf1end's Blog)

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College Humor releases the top 100 comedy movies of all time as chosen by it's readers.Source:http://www.collegehumor.com/article:1814336Read More

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My take on the Clark/Supes dichotomy

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I think Clark’s “Superman” persona is an expression of his “honesty”.

Sure, he COULD pretend to be JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, but he needs an outlet for coming to grips with the fact that he ISN’T.

He acutely hears screams, car accidents, and the like. As a reporter, and from traveling around the world, he understands the extent of human suffering very well (especially with his x-ray vision.)

When his heart goes out to people, he KNOWS he can do more about it than most people around him.
…and at his base, he can’t go on pretending otherwise.

-Daniel

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