Death Penalty…


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-Because the death penalty is the punishment given by a neutrel judge, there is no vengance in it. Therefore, there is no moral objection to be had with the death penalty.
-The death penalty defends human rights by establishing a mentality that “we will not tolerate any violation of any innocent person’s human right’s
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-It holds people responsible for the horrible content of their character. This fulfills what MLKJ always wanted: judge not by the color of your skin, but by the content of your character. The character of these criminals warrants death
-It holds the criminal responsible for his actions
-appeals aside, it’s cheaper than prison
-it decreases the prison population, which saves even more taxpayers money

sand and sorrow

This is an HBO movie about the conflict in Sudan…check it out

Darfur Movie…

Into Thin Air

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Last night I watched the movie representation of this book. And while the acting, music and general feel could have been better portrayed…it was an affecting movie. Its the story of a Everest expedition gone wrong. In fact gone so wrong 5 people lost their lives, on the mountian the sherpas call Chomolungma.  

The saddest part is that these deaths of this mountain were all preventable, but at that altitude people do really weird things…they loose their sight, they loose all sense of space and time, they become what he calls The walking terminally ill..The altitude grabs your body and wrenches it of its senses, and once it has a hold it never gets better…unless you get off the mountain.

There are many touching and sad scenes, like when one of the guides who is dying of frost bite, hypothermia and altitude sickness calls his wife to name their unborn child before he dies in the blizzard… they are on a mountian but in a storm like they were in they may as well have been in the words of John on the moon. The movie is affecting because I wonder what itis that they all died for? They died climbing a mountain, some died of Oxygen starvation because in their confused brains it seemed like they had run out when in reality there was 6 canisters…

Climbing such a mountain even with all of our technological advances is still not by any means an easy task, looking at them on the peak they looked exhausted and really more like victims of torture rather than conquerors of the worlds highest peak. (seeing them at the peak it was apparent that the climb was and is really only half the journey).

This is most vividly seen when Doug Hansen and Rob Hall reach the peak at 3pm a full hour after the cut of point that Rob had insisted on, but Hansen insisted on reaching the peak. A decision that would cost both of them their lives. The difference between life and death was one hour…on Everest time and weather conditions are everything.

Hansen was so obsessed with reaching the top, reaching the top had become his idol in life. And his idol killed him.  They all died on their way down, they were hammered by weather conditions, bad decisions, confused minds and plain bad luck. Sad pure old fashioned sad, thats what this story is. Sad and confusing, and not just sad that they died sad for those climbers who must wonder every day why did they make it..why was it experienced guides who died? Why why why…

Watch this movie, or better still read this book but be prepared to be nervous, sad and confused…but also thankful to be alive.

Marianne Williamson and Coach Carter

I recently watched Coach Carter, I must admitt I was somewhat reluctant when I took it out of its box. I felt like I had seen it before, like the genre was done with. NO more beating all the odds kind of movies for me, but man I was wrong. Great movie, great story, great message and also a great speech at the end. This movie may have been as good as, gasp, Remember the Titans…

But here is the speech. Its one of those ones that will make you think…

Think, do we hide our light? Think, do we realise that we were made in Gods image? Think, do we see that we heirs of the King? 

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

go go go

for those of you in the seattle area, you should all go to this. last year it was rad, baller, brilliant, gnarley, fantastic…i think you get the idea