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TVD: On Bonnie's Anti-Vampire Stance
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Ummm..the anti-Bonnie shit I'm reading everywhere is starting to piss me off. Spoilers behind the cut.

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Carbs, Diabetes, and Gluten-Free Flour Questions
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Any diabetics out there? I was diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes a month ago, and I have been struggling with how to eat ever since. Giving up refined sugars of all kinds was easy. Reducing my carb intake has been harder.

Last week, after reading a sugar and gluten free baking book, I went nuts and bought a ton of gluten-free supplies, like flax meal, garbanzo-free flour, spelt flour, and xantham gum thinking that they were low carb or at least had a low glycemic index, but they seem to have the same amount of carbs as any flour.

Soy, coconut and almond flour are lower carb, I think.

So my question is do gluten free products have a low glycemic index? Can anyone point me toward a book on the subject?

I'm also dealing with high cholesterol, so my solution was to eat a barley/steel cut oatmeal/wheat germ/oat bran mix (savory, no sugar) every morning with plain soy milk, but that's CARBS and that becomes sugar, right?

I'm so confused.

Going off to eat chicken and veggies now.

Holy Shit: SHERLOCK/MERLIN FIC REC (Rated R)
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This story? Is fucking amazing. Merlin is alive and waiting for his King in modern London, and Sherlock helps him fill the empty spaces. The casual historical detail in this story is amazing. It's the shared strangeness and loneliness of Sherlock and Merlin's relationship is what draws you in. Truly wonderful work.

Link: http://skellerbvvt.livejournal.com/64715.html
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Gay Marriage and the Church Questions
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I just had a very annoying conversation/debate with my Aunt the Lawyer about gay rights. She accused me of basing my pro-gay rights argument on emotion rather than intellect, and I am doing some soul searching.

I believe that gay rights are a civil rights issue. My aunt stated that this was not the case. She stated that from a sociological perspective, a society has to have certain standards to perpetuate itself. I said that gay people are 5% of the population and there is zero risk of society failing to perpetuate itself. She then cited West Hollywood as a place where there were a lot of wealthy, gay men who had created a society that is outside the norm, where the norm could not function. By virtue of their wealth and childlessness, they had created a version of society where normal society cannot thrive. She gave the example of schools. Since the gay men of West Hollywood do not have children, they do not support schools and the straight people who live there. I replied it is not gay people's fault that they are ghettoized and that most gay people are not rich and many of them are not childless. I said that this was a typical homophobic argument hiding under intellectual double speak. She seemed to be saying that from a sociological perspective, not a homophobic one, that gay rights and gay communities disrupted the social fabric in a way that could not be allowed.

I think that this is bullshit. People have the right to their property, and if gays had not been made second class citizens, they would not be forming separate communities.

She is also against gay marriage because she states that marriage is a religious sacrament. The state should not be involved in marriage at all, and should only recognize civil unions for all. This is a point that I can agree with.

She then stated that allowing gays to marry would lead to religious discrimination because churches/synagogues/etc. could be sued if they refuse to perform gay marriages. Now this is something I have heard before and dismissed. The state would not force churches to perform marriages for gay people, right? And if an individual gay couple decided to sue this would be a private matter.

In considering this issue of religious discrimination, I must acknowledge that I am an atheist. Any gay civil right legislation would challenge organizations and their "right" to discriminate against gays, right? Does a religious organization have a right to hold principles that are in contravention of secular laws? Is a church any different from a private business like a restaurant? Why should they be allowed to opt out of civil rights enforcement if the government decides that gay people are a protected minority? Does anyone know anything about this or can point me in the direction of some objective information.

I believe in gay rights, but I want my argument to have intellectual heft. Civil rights should be guaranteed for everyone, and I do not think that the minority should be subsumed by the majority and that there room for diversity without being disruptive for to the whole. But these are beliefs, not arguments.
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Written in response to an Anti-Uhura/Spock Post
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My head almost exploded when I read this post. The conversation is occurring here: http://idvo.livejournal.com/4111.html Her comments are in italics. I reply in normal text. I do not see why we have to dis onscreen het relationships to develop slash 'ships.

Maybe it's because I come from comic book fandom, where I have to keep 15 different realities in my head at once, but I have no problem being both a Spock/Uhura shipper and a Spock/Kirk shipper. I love the Uhura/Spock ship for many, many reasons. I do not see why we have to dislike one ship or character to like another.

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Edited to add a comment from the original wank: You also can't expect us to believe no one in Star Fleet wouldn't have noticed Uhura's blatant "love" for Spock. In an organization that big someone would have noticed and had her repremanded for sexualy harassing an Officer, not to mention what that would have done to Spock's career. He would have been booted out of Star Fleet for even a rumor about that type of behavior with a student under his direct supervision. To me her "love" for him came off more as an attempt on her part to simply insure she got the placement of her choice after graduation... just watch the body language and tone of voice to see that if they are supposed to be in a relationship it is obviously not a healthy one for either character. So again I have to agree that the Spock/Uhura pairing is pretty much killing off all the characters potential for growth.

Jesus Christ

How Sex Ed Should be Taught
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Reposted from "talk_politics"

In the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades, all the girls in my class were taken to the library to watch a 30-minute video on menstruation, followed by a Q & A session with a health professional, samples of tampons and pads, and a booklet to take home to our parents for further discussion. This was one of the best guides to sexual health I ever recieved, including information on where my clitoris was which came in handy later. :-)

As far as I am concerned this is how sex ed should be handled. From about age 12-18, students should recieve a sex-segregated (to make them more comfortable) lecture each year with a Q & A session, take home materials, and a test. Talk about everything and let the kids ask questions. Be frank and do not offer advice on behavior. If a kid wants to talk to you later privately, the teacher should make some time, but don't offer advice on behavior except "talk to your parents."

If teachers focus on the science of sex, pregnancy, disease, and disease prevention, they will more than do their jobs. That means explaining the mechanics of all sex acts(oral, anal, vaginal, and non-penetrative), how pregnancy happens and can be prevented, all the ways that disease can and does occur. This information has no moral or ethical provision. It is science.

At no point, should any teacher tell a student what they should or should not be doing with their bodies. That is up to the student, and if they have any influence, the parents.

The parents are the ones who ultimately guide them with the behavior that the model and with the talks or lack of tak about sex.

Savinf For Later
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Day 01 - A show that should have never been canceled
Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching
Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this TV season)
Day 04 - Your favorite show ever
Day 05 - A show you hate
Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite TV show
Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show
Day 08 - A show everyone should watch
Day 09 - Best scene ever
Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving
Day 11 - A show that disappointed you

Day 12 - An episode you've watched more than 5 times

Day 13 - Favorite childhood show
Day 14 - Favorite male character
Day 15 - Favorite female character
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show
Day 17 - Favorite mini series
Day 18 - Favorite title sequence
Day 19 - Best TV show cast
Day 20 - Favorite kiss
Day 21 - Favorite ship
Day 22 - Favorite series finale
Day 23 - Most annoying character
Day 24 - Best quote
Day 25 - A show you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 - OMG WTF? Season finale
Day 27 - Best pilot episode
Day 28 - First TV show obsession
Day 29 - Current TV show obsession
Day 30 - Saddest character death

FANNISH GIVEAWAY
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Hello, everyone. I have a bunch of DVD of TV shows that I downloaded and burned. Now that I have purchased copies of these shows, I want to give them away. If you want anything, I will send you the whole set to save myself some dough. Just post a message here with your e-mail address for anything you want. First come, first served.

Here's a list:


1. SEASONS 1-7 OF THE WEST WING AND SEASONS 1-2 OF SPORTS NIGHT
2. SEASONS 1-2 OF STAR WARS CLONE WARS, SEASONS 1-2 OF FRINGE & SEASON 1 OF EARTH 2
3. STAR TREK XI AND COMPLETE START TREK: ENTERPRISE
4. SEASONS 1-3 OF BIG LOVE, BIG BANG THEORY (SEASONS 1-2) AND HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (SEASONS 1-3)

Glee, Kurt, and Sexual Harassment
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Spoilers under the cut for last night's Glee
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Late to the Party: Betty White on SNL
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I actually liked Jay-Z performance, but I am not an afficionado of hip hop. BW, though, was disappointing---not because she sucked but because SNL has sucked for years. No one seriously thought of doing a Sue Ann Nivens sketch or a Rose Nyland sketch? No one thought of doing something new that suited BW's talents? They just recycled the same lame skits and put her in them. The only two decent skits (the census and the NPR one) were rip-offs of old skits (Alec Baldwin's Shweatty Balls and Crhrstopher Walken's crazy citizen). BW should have gotten whoever does her Craig Ferguson writing to help with these skits.

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