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Controversial Survey

snagged from kailorien

[01] Do you have the guts to answe​r these​ quest​ions and re-​​post as The Contr​overs​ial Surve​y?​​

[02] Would​ you do meth if it was legal​ized?​​
Absolutely not. That shit is bad news.

[03] Abort​ion:​​ for or again​st it?
Against abortion, pro choice.

I personally wouldn't have one, and I think know that these days it has become a form of 'birth control'. I believe it's a little human and all that. But I also believe each woman has the right to make her own choices when it comes to body and reproduction (I am a doula. That's pretty much the definition right there.), and it's ridiculous for the government to attempt to control something like that. Or whom to love.

[04] Do you think​ the world​ would​ fail with a femal​e presi​dent?​
rant/- Well if you're referring to America as the world, then I'd say you needed to be taken out the back and 'talked' too as well. In case you hadn't noticed, theres these other great landmasses out there on this planet (which is called earth, not america btw) and they run just fine without the interference of America. -/rant

Ha ha ha, what kailorien said! This is why the rest of the world sneers at us. Superiority complex has become the national conditioning. (*ahem* unfounded...have you seen our country lately?)

A woman like Sarah Palin? Undoubtedly. A woman in general? Grow the fuck up. It depends on the choice. Notice anything about our nation's “choices” lately. (Use the term loosely, given the election debacles.)

[05] Do you belie​ve in the death​ penal​ty?​​
Yes, I'm fairly certain it's real.

Oh, did you mean do I support it? *glances at the guy who practically steam rolled over her mother and probably isn't even facing jail time* Now probably isn't a good time to ask me.

[06] Do you wish marij​uana would​ be legal​ized alrea​dy?​​
Yes. As opposed to meth, marijuana is a naturally occurring plant that doesn't eat you away from the inside out or turn you into a psychopathic danger. (Don't tell me I'm exaggerating, I've known both meth heads and pot heads). I think the government's controlling a plant is just as ridiculous as controlling our bodies or whose partner's love is valid enough to allow him/her in the hospital room when you're dying.

[07] Are you for or again​st prema​rital​ sex?
*glances at the five-year-old flower girl* I think sex is pretty fun, and nobody's business but yours and your partner's. Unless you invite more people. The government won't let you marry all of them, so what else can you do?

[08] Do you belie​ve in God?
Yes, we're tight.

[09] Do you think​ same sex marri​age shoul​d be legal​ized?​​
Of course. Whether it's morally right or wrong, it's not the government's job to say whose love deserves legal benefits. Judge not. If you don't want to have hot gay love, don't. Then shut the fuck up, because they're probably having more fun than you. (Not because of kinky stereotypes or anything, but because people who don't have hang ups about other people's sexuality usually please their partners better)

[10] Do you think​ it's wrong​ that so many Hispa​nics are illeg​ally movin​g to the USA?
*looks at the squalor* Wouldn't you want to? The whole system needs a tweaking, and we need to actively recruit both skilled and unskilled laborers, and make learning English, paying taxes, and volunteer services mandatory.

If we didn't allow Hispanics into our country, I wouldn't be here. Let's make it legal, and make it beneficial for both sides. Even the illegal ones have become a vital part of our economy – at least here locally, where raids and massive deportations really shook things up concerning industrial work. Only problem is, most of them don't pay taxes and employers turn a blind eye. If all of them were being supported, included, and paying taxes for the privilege, we could maybe do some more quality education and housing programs for them AND the millions of working poor Americans, allowing them more opportunities for education while the immigrants work toward nationalism. Yay us!

[11] A twelv​e year old girl has a baby,​​ shoul​d she keep it?
If she wants.

[12] Shoul​d the alcoh​ol age be lower​ed to eight​een?​
Why stagger legality? Especially with college-aged kids, where years of repression explode in the glorious wake of parental independence. Americans have a piss poor relationship with alcohol. Let's stop glorifying it and let grown ups do what they want. Hopefully they'll grow up quicker.

[13] Shoul​d the war in Iraq be calle​d off?

Wait, you're serious? What the hell are we doing wasting millions of lives and dollars on somebody's “You made my Daddy look bad, I wanna steal yer oil and pretend my diddly's bigger” campaign? With the exception of domestic invasion, our country should not play war (especially just to take over someone else's country) until all OUR problems are fixed.

[14] Assis​ted suici​de is illeg​al:​​ do you agree​?​​
I used to think it was wrong to take any life, that suicide is morally wrong and killing should be illegal no matter what. Then I met great suffering. I can make my own choices – and I'll never know what that would be until that's my suffering. If it's my life, who is someone else to say?

Of course then you have the whole can of worms with parents of kids with D.D., accident victims, etc. deciding that their kids are suffering and should be euthanized. I never would have thought that'd be an issue, but the case of that girl whose parents are giving her surgeries to keep her kid-size forever, because she's easier to care for that way.... Shoo. This is why I hate politics. Unless I can be benevolent dictator, let someone else sort out the specifics of those hot buttons.

[15] Do you belie​ve in spank​ing your child​ren?​​
Hell, I believe in you spanking my children if they're out of control.

[16] Would​ you burn an Ameri​can flag for a milli​on dolla​rs?​​
Sure! It's a symbol, people. I burn symbols all the time in my ceremonies. Maybe it would be a nice, firey cleansing purge. Hm. I need a flag...

[17] Who do you think​ would​ make a bette​r presi​dent?​​ McCai​n or Obama​?​​
Obama. I'm still not comprehending how this McCain/Palin thing is a viable ticket. Frankly, I wish people would start noticing Dennis Kucinich – at least so he can get close enough that I can actually vote for him once.

[18] Are you afrai​d other​s will judge​ you from readi​ng some of your answe​rs?​​
Consciously or not, we always judge others when we read their opinions. If you weren't at least somewhat interested, you wouldn't be here. I'm fairly mature when it comes to 'to each his own'. I won't cry if you disagree.

Although if you agree with everything, let me know. You're my new best friend!


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Sep. 21st, 2008 12:36 pm (UTC)
I'd say we're in 98% agreement.
Sep. 21st, 2008 01:04 pm (UTC)
Wow, I'm honored! :D You can still be my best friend.
Sep. 21st, 2008 12:44 pm (UTC)
I really appreciate that you took the time to do this..unfortunetly, I don't have the time right now.

fun share

Sep. 21st, 2008 01:05 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it! No need to spread the madness if it's unnecessary. ;)
not on topic at all - lahermite - Sep. 21st, 2008 01:32 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Sep. 21st, 2008 01:17 pm (UTC)
yeah, pretty much in agreement here. not completely, of course, but pretty much!
Sep. 21st, 2008 01:27 pm (UTC)
Yes, I am aware of your contempt for flag burners.
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Sep. 21st, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
Had fun reading this - your comments (and quote from your friend) in response to question four were interesting. We have a paper called the Times here in the UK which has an online version where a lot of Americans leave comments. The articles about the US election have attracted a lot of attention recently and I was surprised (and if I'm honest, quite dismayed) by the amount of times a US commenter has questioned what right anyone in England has to express an opinion on the election anyway. I admit that some people give their opinions badly and it looks like we are trying to tell America who to elect, but America is a huge country, and your leader is among the most powerful on the planet so it's natural we will discuss the candidates and ponder about it - but it's like some of the commenters think we are completely unaffected by it - despite the fact our country often follows America's lead.

It's so good to see that you have a balanced attitude! I hope this comes accross the right way - it's just one of those things that baffles me. Fortunately, none of the Americans I have been lucky enough to meet have been like this :)
Sep. 21st, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
Well sadly, it is the truth. Too many Americans (myself included) are ignorant about other cultures. And then expect them to know our ways, but mock them when they don't. *sigh* We're quite over populated, which leads to a large portion of morons. When these morons hide behind the anonymity of the internet to showcase rudeness and ignorance, it's really just too blatantly self-defeating. The loudest ones are usually the ones too moronic to realize this.
Sep. 21st, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
there are certain questions in there that are just really don't care about enough to have an opinion on like question 6, but otherwise i'm on you for the rest.

zomg! so are we like ALMOST best friend now? haha.

Sep. 21st, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
Apathy is better than zealotry! Welcome, my love.
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Sep. 21st, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
[15] Do you belie​ve in spank​ing your child​ren?​​
Hell, I believe in you spanking my children if they're out of control.

Have I told you lately that I love you? <3
Sep. 21st, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
It bears repeating.

Thank you!
Sep. 21st, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
Oh that was fun to read... and I would happily burn a sack full of flags (nation of your choice) for a million dollars. I'll try to do it somewhere where the smoke doesn't trouble anyone, though.

There are other continents than America? Now that you say it, aren't those the funny sounding places where Hollywood sells its movies and tv-shows when americans are finished with them?
Sep. 21st, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHA - I think you're right. They take our out-of-work actors, too, but I've noticed a coup with this whole shipping the Beckhams off to CA thing.
Sep. 21st, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC)
See.....this is why I'm glad you're on my friends list! You are soooooooo in accord with my own vision of how things SHOULD be!

Sep. 21st, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
Why thank you! I'm quite honored that you have stuck around this long.
Sep. 22nd, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
I agree with a lot of these -- I posted this survey awhile back.

However -- I have to stick my nose in. How much do you know about Ashley and her medical treatment? And how much experience do you have caring for an individual who is unable to walk, talk, feed themselves or use the bathroom on their own, with little to no outside help? I think those parents are doing everything they can for their little girl -- and doing things that will increase her quality of life as she grows older. What they've done is given her a home for the rest of their life.

I see Megan's family (A 13 year old girl with Cerebral Palsy that I've cared for for five years) struggling with her as she gets older and bigger and taller, and now I've started to hear them talk about putting her in a home as her needs become more than what they can provide for.

It hurts, and it sucks, and if those surgeries were an option for her, I'd be fighting tooth and nail to get at least some of them for her.
Sep. 22nd, 2008 04:48 am (UTC)
I don't know that much about her personally. Every time I'd start to read the articles, I'd cry, tbh. I do have quite a bit of experience with people with developmental and physical disabilities. I did one-on-one, group home, and respite care before becoming a stay-at-home-mom. Why would parents in that position have little to no outside help? Having provided these kinds of services, I know they're out there...although it's true that they're too often failing. I'm also a firm believer in a quality health care system. I think fixing the support system is the answer, not mutilating children. I don't mean to be crude about it, and I understand why you feel differently, that's just how I feel.
Sep. 22nd, 2008 12:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the lols, I agree with most of what you said.
also I;m sorry about your mom. I lost mine in 2003 and empathize deeply. My dad lives in Flat Rock so next time I'm in town maybe we can meet and chat? I've not had much contact with other meiki masters in a very long time.
Sep. 22nd, 2008 12:38 pm (UTC)
Reiki Masters, ( idon't know what meiki is)
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Sep. 22nd, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
I think we share a lot in common (even if you haven't watched Terminator, I will forgive that ;) ). I added you as friend, would love it if you'd add me, too. :)
Sep. 22nd, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
Oh yay! I plan on looking for it on YouTube. ;) I'm very glad to add you. Thank you so much! I look forward to getting to know you better.
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Sep. 23rd, 2008 07:18 am (UTC)
i agree with a lot of yours. You can read mine, i just posted it today.

PS. i am really sorry about missing the wedding. We were in the middle of moving in together and it was too hard to make that kind of drive financially. i wish i had been there. i love you bunches and i missed you! Glad your back. :)
Sep. 23rd, 2008 11:08 am (UTC)
I'm going to try to catch up on my f-list soon! And you are my HERO. I was looking for that icon all day yesterday, but I couldn't remember where I saw it. May I snag it?

So, no worries about missing the wedding. It didn't exactly happen. You can read back, or stay tuned for more on that. I hope you guys can make it next time!
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Sep. 23rd, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC)
I agree with *almost* about everything here. Does that count? :-p I'll fill this out myself, maybe that'll help weed out some of the people on my f-list who obviously violently disagree with me on some things but would rather be snarky than leave.
Sep. 23rd, 2008 08:56 pm (UTC)
It's good enough for me!

Beat them off. Beat them off with firey flags of doom!
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