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Does anyone else find depressing things funny/ interesting, yet normal life to be depressing?

Like I was watching videos of Chechen soldiers butchering infidels and saying Allah u akbar and I just found it more interesting than harrowing or disturbing. To be honest I found it funny imagining that they thought Allah was up there nodding in approval, the thought of it honestly made me chuckle a lot.

However regular life and people I find to be depressing, eg making money, getting a job, staying sober, being nice etc.

Yeah.

Yes, normality is so drab, I like chaos.

What kind of bible verse should I use in my letter?

I’m writing a letter to a US soldier over in Iraq and would want to use a bible verse that would make him/her happy.

King James Version Bible

2 Peter Chapter 1

2. Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,

1 Timothy Chapter 6

12. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

Ephesians Chapter 6

16. Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

18. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

19. And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

John Chapter 14

1. Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

2. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

3. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also.

4. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

2 Samuel Chapter 22

3. The God of my rock; in him will I trust: [he is] my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.

31. [As for] God, his way [is] perfect; the word of the LORD [is] tried: he [is] a buckler to all them that trust in him.
1 Peter Chapter 4

12. Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

13. But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

1 Peter Chapter 5

8. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Ephesians Chapter 6

10. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].

13. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

James Chapter 4

7. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

1 Peter Chapter 2

17. Honour all [men]. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

Luke Chapter 6

27. But I say unto you which hear, love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,

28. Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

35. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and [to] the evil.

36. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

37. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

James Chapter 1

12. Blessed [is] the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

13. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:

14. But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

15. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

16. Do not err, my beloved brethren.

2 Timothy Chapter 4

7. I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith:

Ecclesiastes Chapter 12

13. Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this [is] the whole [duty] of man.

Matthew Chapter 22

37. Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38. This is the first and great commandment.

39. And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

1 Timothy Chapter 1

5. Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and [of] a good conscience, and [of] faith unfeigned:

Psalms Chapter 18

2. The LORD [is] my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, [and] my high tower.

1 Timothy Chapter 2

5. For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

6. Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

John Chapter 10

23. And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch.

30. I and [my] Father are one.

John Chapter 14

15. If ye love me, keep my commandments.

Matthew Chapter 28

20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.

Does anyone know of a long ww2 poem?

I need a good, 6 minute ww2 poem written in BLANK VERSE!!!! Please, I need it soon, and it would be highly preferred to be depressing. Please help.

This is long in dimensions, but short on words and it’s hard to find a free verse one, because war poems usually are in rhymes to make it sound like lyrics and poignant.

Nerves of steel and a heart of stone
Is what the Army recommends,
If you want to enlist
To be one of the fighting men.

I joined up on the sixth of August
In the year of 1942,
Never could I have imagined
The hell I would go though.

My Regiment Number is 740
I was discharged on the 28 of February of 1943,
Then I re-enlisted on the first of March
To go overseas.

971898 is my Regiment Number now
And a soldier I will become,
I am in the 22nd Battery of the 59th
I am in training for Heavy Guns.

As a soldier of the Royal Artillery
I was stationed at Hildenborough and Newtown,
Also at Tonbridge and Royal Tunbridge Wells
We sure did move around.

While stationed in England and Wales
A lady I chance to meet,
She was in the British Army Training Service
Her beauty and courage could not be beat.

Off duty time we spent togather
Between us all was well,
Just a few months later she discovered
That she was with child.

I was transferred to the 166th
Q-Battery, Royal Artillery,
They were sending me to Naples
Where I would fight in Italy.

I was shipped of to Italy
The date was the 20th of December in 1942,
Aboard the HMS Ciccassia
Across the ocean blue.

While doing battlefield duty in Italy
My precious son was born,
I wanted to be there for his birth
From my body my heart was torn.

If I survive this brutal war
My only wish would be…
To kiss the girl that bore my son
And see my son, Anthony.

On the second of February in 1943
We arrived at Bone,
I marched for four and one half miles
For 23 days this would be home.

There was no comfort for me there
The cold, hard ground was my bed,
My overcoat became my blanket
And my boots as a pillow for my head.

When the vehicles and guns arrived
Orders were given to move out,
Action we would soon encounter
For me, there was no doubt.

The shell fire it lit up the night sky
Bullets whizzed overhead,
Many of my friends were wounded
And many fell over dead!

For every bullet has a name
For each one that passes me by,
I hang my head in sorrow
For a friend that will soon die!

Many hardships I have experienced
Happy times during war times were few,
For I was there to fight the enemy
And that’s what I will do.

The fighting for me now is over
I will soon be homeward bound,
Where my family is eagerally waiting
In my home town.

I returned home to Newfoundland
On the 22nd of August, 1945,
I was one of the lucky ones
That managed to survive.

I do not want to talk about
The bloody, brutal horrors of the war,
Just remember why I was there
And what I was fighting for.

My wish to see my new born son
Did not come true for me,
For when the war was over
I was sent home from Italy.

I long to see him before I die
For Anthony means the world to me,
And to let him know
That in Newfoundland, he has a family.

But at Christmas I went
Where he lived all alone,
In a one bedroom house.
Made of plaster and stone.

I had come down the chimney
With presents to give
And to see just who
In this home did live

I looked all about
A strange sight I did see
No tinsel no presents
Not even a tree

No stocking by mantle
Just boots filled with sand
On the wall hung pictures
Of far distant lands

With medals and badges
Awards of all kinds
A sober thought
Came through my mind

For this house was different
It was dark and dreary
I found the home of a soldier
Once I could see clearly

The soldier lay sleeping
Silent alone
Curled up on the floor
In this one bedroom home

The face was so gentle
The room in such disorder
Not how i pictured
A new zealand soldier

Was this the hero
Of whom I’d just read?
Curled up on a poncho
The floor for a bed?

I realized the families
That I saw this night
Owed their lives to these soldiers
Who were willing to fight

Soon round the world
The children would play
And grownups would celebrate
A bright christmas day

They all enjoyed freedom
Each month of the year
Because of the soldiers
Like the one lying here

I couldn’t help wonder
How many lay alone
On a cold christmas eve
In a land far from home

The very thought brought
A tear to my eye
I dropped to my knees
And started to cry

The soldier awakened
And I heard a rough voice
"Santa don’t cry,
This life is my choice;

I fight for freedom
I don’t ask for more
My life is my god
My country, my corps

The soldier rolled over
And drifted to sleep
I coundn’t control it
I continued to weep

I kept watch for hours
So silent and still
And we both shivered
From the cold night’s chill

I didn’t want to leave
On that cold dark night
This guardian of honor
So willing to fight

Then the soldier rolled over
With a voice soft and pure
Whispered "carry on santa
It’s christmas day all is secure."

One look at my watch
And I knew he was right
"Merry Christmas my friend
And to all a good night."

I am just curious but do conservatives actually believe that "George Dubyuh" was a better pres than Obama?

if the answer is yes can you give me reasons why, in your humble opinion?

Rumsfeld said on Sept 10th, 2001 that close to 3 trillion tax-payer dollars couldn’t be accounted for. Yes, this is a fact. Bush increased corporate subsidies, welfare, and helped them with highly unfair tax-breaks. With the "Patriot Act" he effectively undermined every single constitutional right we have with the exception of two . . . (the right to bear arms, and the right to decline quartering soldiers). He advocated a "spy on your neighbor (for terrorism)" program. He and his administration was complicit in 9/11. (Buildings don’t fall symmetrically, they don’t fall at all from fire, they don’t fall at free-fall speed, and buildings not hit by planes that are hardly on fire at all – WTC 7 – especially don’t fall at free-fall speed . . . Planes don’t (under other presidents) get to fly around unintercepted for an hour and a half . . . normally not even much over 10 minutes, which would’ve meant no planes would’ve hit anything). Bush made his first real chunk off the Texas Rangers, which came completely from money that tax payers paid. Fact. In other words, he made his money off socialism, not the free-market. The vice-president shot a man and the secret service said he was drunk . . . and so Cheney put off contacting authorities for a day and a half – long enough to sober up . . . a right I doubt a working Joe would get. He spent 3 trillion on a war in Iraq, and went to war in Afghanistan, too, though the supposed hijackers would’ve actually been more highly funded from Saudi Arabia and Packistan, b/c Unicol wanted a pipeline. He privated over 80% of Iraq’s oil and gave it to American Oil Corporations: big surprise. He increased the defense budget 50 billion yearly, gave away endless no-bid contracts for the richest corporations in the world.

He effectively stole both elections – very easily verifiable – thus overturning democracy itself.

Yet here we are in "yahoo answers" with answers like, "he cared about America!"

It scares me that these people exist.

Do you believe that there is a Spiritual war going on as we speak or type?

If so, are you prepared to take your last breath and be thrown into the middle of lightning strikes ? Messiah Jesus is waiting for you to call on Him right now

Yes, there is an external battle going on where God is fighting and also the devil is fighting to gain control of us. It is kinda like a strong thunderstorm that is raging. It all starts with a warm air mass and a cold front meet and when that happens there are many different things that are in this storm like strong winds, lighten, hail, ect. All have different jobs and all can do its damage. But when the storm is over and the winds are calm, the sun comes out and makes everything new again and makes a new day. Just indore the storm and the sun (son) will come out.

I Peter 5:8 says, "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour." The devil doesn’t care whom he devours, just as long as he can get somebody. He’s seeking whom he may devour, which means there are those he cannot. If we’re good soldiers wearing our spiritual armor, sober and vigilant in prayer, then we cannot be devoured.

Eph 6:12-17 "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Eph 6:18-20 informs us that 18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 19And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20For which I am an
ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

What are the eminem songs that actually mean something?


well they all have some meaning…
his first album was a funny album, it was called the "slim shady" lp because slim is his comical side to rapping
on that album, 97′ bonny and clyde said someting real about how he felt about kim, along with the song kim, sure they didn’t have a positive meaning but it was an extreme expression about how he was feeling at that time, and i’m sure they had meaning to him (and maybe someone else thinking about beating/killing their wife? hope not), but for the most part the slim shady lp was a bunch of songs you could laugh at and have fun with
his next album, "the marshall mathers lp", was much more serious. ‘the way i am’ talked about how he has to deal with the stress of becoming the rap superstar he became in such a short amount of time, ‘stan’, one of his most critically acclaimed songs, talked about a situation dealing with a fan who had taken things too far, probably something he had seen firsthand (hopefully not to that extent…)
the marshall mathers lp was known as eminem’s darkest album, and most of the songs on the album were very serious, and with that came meaning. also, lose yourself came out after this album, one of his best songs and also a song with a powerful message about his charicter in the 8 mile movie, which mirrored himself in real life.
in the eminem show, you can hear mashall growing up in more than one way. his voice changes to a slightly deeper, powerful voice… and he starts talking about ending his career in rap (say goodbye to hollywood). this album also shows alot of meaning, seeing as eminem starts to make his songs more serious and less comical. he talks about how his skin has had an effect on his career in ‘white america’, issues with his mom in ‘cleaning out my closet’, and his view on rap music in general (sing for the moment)
in his Encore album, possibly a fan least-favorite, he keeps with the serious vibe while throwing in a lot of obvious humor. ‘mosh’ has a political meaning, mostly in support of freedom of speech. he talks about his daughter in ‘mocking bird’, which comes off as a very serious song with a lot of personal meaning, and in ‘like toy soldiers’ he talks about beefs that he has been a part of and the regrets that he has from it all… which brings up ALL his diss track singles, thoes all had meaning, although the meaning was more of a ‘fukc you’ to some other rapper or someone else he had a problem with, its still meaning
in his newest album ‘relapse’ he really dosent have any song with a real meaning other than ‘beautiful’… the rest of it is more of a joke, going back to the way he rapped on the slim shady lp, and i believe hes quoted saying this was because this is what the late big proof would want to see him doing… which is meaning enough for the whole album. also, beautiful was the only song on the album written before he went to rehab, so that’s the only song he wasn’t sober for on relapse. he also talked about how relapse is an album about rapping skills, and if you listen to his miltis and punchlines this is obvious.
he has talked a little about relapse 2 on shade 45 talking about how the songs are more serious, so if ur looking for an eminem song with meaning you should be happy with his album as soon as it drops.

Can someone help me with this English question?

I’m doing my summer AP homework and for the novel "All Quiet on the Western Front" there was a confusing question,
"The author uses imagery rich text to convey powerful meaning in the novel. Find examples of these images and explain their symbolic value."
i got the imagery part of it, it has a lot of passages i could choose from, but what’s with the symbolism thing? the only symbology in that book is Kemerich’s boots.

Remarque’s novel is a profound statement against war, focusing especially on the ravaging effects of war on the humanity of soldiers. Throughout Paul’s narrative there are attacks on the romantic ideals of warfare. The novel dramatizes the disjunction between high-minded rhetoric about patriotism and honor and the actual horror of trench warfare. Remarque continually stresses that the soldiers are not fighting with the abstract ideals of patriotic spirit in mind; they are fighting for their survival. The matters of acquiring food, shelter, and clothing, in addition to avoiding gunfire and bombs, constitute their foremost concerns. Nothing in this novel makes the actual experience of war look attractive. Even the intense friendships between Paul and his fellow soldiers are tempered with the sobering reality that their bonds come at the high price of relentless suffering and terror.

Remarque also explores the gulfs in age and power that are widened by war; he portrays the war as the older generation’s profound betrayal of the younger. Men of Paul’s age entered the war under the heavy pressure of people they regarded as trusted authority figures. The very people who are supposed to guide them to their adulthood instead send them to their deaths with empty slogans of patriotic duty.

More info can be viewed at http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/allquiet/

Should the alcoholic drinking age be increased or decreased?


Increased to at least 25

Too many people under 21 are immature enough sober + many struggle with school.
With the brain cells that die from drinking, it’ll be even more difficult. By lowering the
drinking age people with even less driving experience will be on the road. Bottom line
why add to their problems, especially an expencive one.

ps: To volunteer to join the US army is one thing, I don’t want a drunk GI Joe to puke
all over the place and friendly fire killing a couple of his fellow soldiers and/or himself.

Displaced persons camps during the holocaust?

So i’m busy doing this essay on displaced persons camps during the holocaust with regards to the Jewish people living there. I’m supposed to comment on the treatment they recieved, but every website tells me something different. Some say they were treated good and others say they were treated bad. I’m very confused and just need to find out what is true and what is not. I would very much appreciate your help. (links etc)

Do you mean the camps in France, Germany and Poland during WWII? The best account I have ever read was by an American GI who was a part of the group who came upon Dachau, Buchenwald, Auschwitz (liberated by the Russians, who were our allies during WWII), etc. as they progressed across Europe and the Nazis were falling back…very sobering, very horrible what the American (and I think the British were with them, as well as the Dutch and French soldiers) found, horror and death…

Hope this helped…the Holocaust was a real event!