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These Things I Believe [Jun. 4th, 2006|04:50 pm]
[Current Location |In My Pants]

It's time for some hard hitting info: What I, Tyler Adam Elliott the First, do and do not believe.
Religion: This one takes some explaning. I myself prescribe to no particular faith and try to live my life well by my own rules. Morals do not spring from religion alone. I think that many of the worlds religions teach great things and I have no problem whatsoever with most of them.The one I really dislike is Christianity, or more specifically the way it has been practiced over the last 1000 years. Many other religions, cultures and peoples have been destroyed or permanantly altered because of it. Christianity seems almost to seek cultural and religious homogeneity more than any other. But of course Christianity is a single entity. Some parts of it do much good in this world. Other parts do not. And I really dislike how much it has pervaded the American government, which really worries me. I'll have more to say about this later.
As for God, I can say that's it's possible some sort of entity may have created the universe perhaps but I don't agree with the interpretation of what the entity would be and whether it would really care if we worshipped it or not. If it has the power to create everything then why wouldn't it just make us all worship it absolutely in the same way? And then there is the question where did this entity come from? But anyway...
If you are religious I have no problem with it. I think you should believe whatever you want. Just don't look down on me for not being like you and I won't do the same to you.

The World We Know: I think the United Nations should be the most powerful organization in the world and yet it rides backseat to the U.S. I worry about what the U.S. is doing as I'm sure alot of people do. Professional athletes, actors and musicians are paid far too much. These people are slaves to the public, their existence is to entertain us while we villify them as modern gods. We need entertainment to make things go smoothly in the world. It makes things interesting but c'mon, it's gotten a bit out of hand.
I honestly believe that September 11th was not what most people think it was. Watch the documentary Loose Change and decide for yourself.
The continent of Africa is a mess. AIDS, civil war, poverty, famine and for the most part it is the fault of the ancestors of the Western world.

The World We Don't: I believe that the Saquatch and creatures like it exist. I believe that the oceans hold many mysteries which we have yet to discover. I think there is something to ghost stories and we should try to figure out what is going on. There must be life on other planets and it may be visiting ours. For all these things, Bigfoot, Nessie, Aliens, there are lots of instances where it's a hoax or is mistake to be something else. To me though there are just too many reports.
I think that some people have the power to read minds or to move things with their mind. I think these will one day be explained by a deeper understanding of physics and the human mind.

I think that the way society has developed has become a problem for us as a species. There's too much pollution and there are far too many of us. If I ever find myself fortunate enough to have children I don't think I could have more than two simply because there are so many people already. Another problem which was most likely unavoidable was how medicine has developed. As cynical as this sounds by using medical intervention to cure, save and help people( I include myself among these people) we may be doing alot of harm. Natural selection no longer works properly with respect to humans and individuals who would have been eliminated because they were unfit thousands of years ago now live and procreate. Look at me, my poor eyesite would have put me at a great disadvantage if I had to hunt for food or to avoid predators. Chances are I wouldn't have survived to have kids a long time ago.
So am I saying we need to go out and kill people with glasses, or those who have mental disabilities or people with Xeroderma Pigmentosum?
Hell no. That's just stupid and an extreme reaction. Where I see the answer has to do with what I am studying at school. I think the field of genetics holds immense potential. Treating the symptoms of diseases is helpful but we should be trying to find ways to eliminate those diseases. We are for many but finding drugs to treat them and so the pharma industry can make billions of more dollars is not the answer. The human genome has been sequenced. We need to start looking for the solutions within ourselves, and even in the cells of other organisms. If we can fix eye problems, cancer susceptibilities and genetis abnormalities we could save enormous amounts of money in the medical industry and ensure problems like this won't afflict future generations. If we can find ways to speed up the healing process or insert regenerative genes into human beings we can reduce the amount of people who need to go to the hospital after injuries.
Anyway this has taken 2 hours to write. And i can't think of anything else right now. But there will be more to come.
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These Days [Jun. 4th, 2006|12:20 am]
[Current Location |My room( always)]
[mood |discontentdiscontent]
[music |Various songs by Electric Light Orchestra]

I had an interview at Dominos the other day which will hopefully bear fruit, much thanks to Courtney for helping me :)It would only be part time but with room for big pay raises if you study these books they have and I have plenty of spare time to do that. And I applied for a part time security job at the Uni which would be nice if I got. I hate waiting for stuff. I have to wait to fix my OSAP, and to get it, to apply for bursaries and for work study in the fall. I really want to go back to school. I want to be learning again. I'm pretty determined this year to get part time work and keep it for the whole year, mabe the work study for the whole year. It will give me some practical lab experience which I need. Then next summer if I can bump my average up 2% I'll apply for a research placement. That's my mission for the first semester, I can't pull punches anymore. It's going to be a full house this year, we'll see how long it takes me to get fed up with that. Ashlay is great, this new girl Caitlyn is fairly quiet but she's also pretty absent minded. And another girl, another Ashley, moved some stuff in last weekend. She seems ok from what I saw. Oh this real world of ours, how unprepared I am for it.
I really do need to exercise more, like everyday go for a walk or something. I need some of Dan's discipline.
I've recently become interested in cryptozoology again, spurred on by looking at a few videos on YouTube. Some day in the future I would love to go out on a BFRO expedition, I think that would be keen as beans.
Been thinking about love a little bit. I'd like to experience it again, and be in a relationship but it has to be for the right reasons. And I have to have a healthy way of looking at it and it has to be healthy for me too.
I also think I need to work on my programming. My social anxiety and always been a problem for me and it has more or less poisoned my worldview that I only recently tried to change. I have always been resentful of other people being able to do normal things that I find so very difficult. I guess, and this is a first for me by admitting this, I'm jealous in a way and I dislike people for doing these things. I also have always internally painted myself as the victim, it's relexitive( word?, meh). For a long time my default state has been a little saddened because of this. Doing this has undoubtedly worked against me so many times. This probably all seems like rambling and maybe it is but I think I needed to write it down so I can look at it when I need a reminder.
Psychosis is fun!
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(no subject) [May. 27th, 2006|11:38 am]
[Current Location |Guelph]

Just got back from an extended stay in Lynden. Has some memorable moments. I burned myself twice, the second burn hurt alot more and yet it healed faster, go figure. Saw "Return of the Lving Dead" with Dan and Bill, very schlocky and full of very unnecessary nudity but still fun to watch. Played some of The 20th Level Campaign and had my house burned down, was eaten by a tree and something else happened which I cann't say due to fun possibilities. Got to catch up on some Battlestar Galactica's I missed and saw the finale which was really interesting. Saw X3 which was decent, some cheesy lines and The Phoenix didn't really do anything other than look menacing for most of the movie but it was ok. The best thing was on Thursday night when we were driving around. We had stopped at a light and Dan said the people in the car next to me were looking and laughing at me. So i turned and they were so i calmly stared at them for about 7 seconds or so, then I proceeded to screw my face up weirdly and rapidly pump both fists in the air, all of which I did for about 45 seconds while still looking at them. They laughed pretty hard and I almost made Dan drive off the road. Mission successful. Back to the job search now it seems, I should probably just go get a food job so I think I will apply at Dominoes, which Courtney said is hiring, and a new Turtle Jacks is opening up so maybe I can be a dish washer or something. We'll see.
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(no subject) [May. 18th, 2006|12:27 pm]
[mood |aggravatedaggravated]

Urg, I grow weary of this. Job searching sucks fucking ass balls. I hate everything. I need to go home and hang with you boys this weekend or I will go nuts.
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(no subject) [May. 16th, 2006|01:21 pm]
[Current Location |My bed( rowwwww)]
[mood |happyhappy]

I complained to Wizard today because it looks like they didn't change my address to Guelph those bastards so my wizards are still going to Lynden. So they said they'd change it and send me some sort of free comic book. Nice, complaining really works sometimes
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Argh [May. 16th, 2006|08:14 am]
[mood |hopefulhopeful]
[music |Devil in a Midnight Mass-Billy Talent]

Something needs to be done about The Pussycat Dolls. They just bother me too much. On the science front for alternative energy electrolysis looks promising, and no I'm not talking about the hair removing thing. This is where light is used to break water up into hydrogen and oxygen gas, which are of course burned to create energy and regenerate the water and start the process all over again. Problem is you usually need UV light to do this and there aint much of this in sunlight. So what scientists have done is made nanotubes of titanium dioxide, a catlyst of the whole process. These tubes allowed photopromoted electrons to bounce around longer and not dissipate so more water is broken up into it's components.If they can push the efficiency of this up to around 12% or so it will become a viable, cheap energy source. Yipee!!
Anyway I thought that was neat. Lets all keep our fingers crossed that I get some sort of response soon about some sort of job. Waiting sucks.
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Perfect time to update [May. 15th, 2006|12:31 am]
[Current Location |The Vale of Lynden]
[mood |contemplativecontemplative]

Went home for the weekend, and am still home currently. Shannon's going to drive me home tomorrow sometime where I can vainly hope for someone to offer me a job. Was my dad's birthday on Friday so I spent the night there, I always forget the birthdays of everyone in my family though so my present for him won't be in my possession til sometime early this week. On Saturday I helped my mum's boyfriend Adrian pick up some mulch for my mum's various gardens. Nice to do a little labour. Then when we tried to drive the pickup up to where we were going to dump it we got stuck in some very damp ground in the gully in my yard. Got stuck fast and we fucked up the lawn trying to get it out, not to mention our arm, shoulder and neck muscles pushing. Finally managed to get it out today. We had Chinese food for Mother's Day which was fairly good. Back to Guelph tomorrow, or later today I should say ( Muhahahaha). I'm going to send a follow up email to the Chemistry lab place I applied to, to make sure they got my email. And hopefully I'll get a call from the Plum Pox Virus people asking me for an interview. If I don't get an interview this week it's my last chance for that job.
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(no subject) [May. 11th, 2006|03:05 pm]
[mood |relaxedrelaxed]

Tremble, for there is a new LJ in town. I decided for a change and with some prompting from Dan decided to abandon Blurty and come here. Kind of a new start in hopes of a healthier mind I think. Job searching so far sucks and appears to be fruitless. Sent my resume out to many places and a few promising ones that I really want to here back from so it's mostly a waiting game. I've been feeling the need to write lately so I broached the idea of collaborating with Courtney on something this morning. She's interested so we'll see how that goes, I was thinking something comic-like. Maybe Brandon will be able to illustrate it for us.
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