Writer's Block: When push comes to shove

What can be done to promote tolerance and stop bullying in schools?

There is a lot that can be done... such as...

- stricker punishment for bullys
- have ways for those being picked on to share anonymously what the bully did and who the bully is.. if they are afriad of what bully might do if they tell.
- their should be laws that punish not only the bully but the bullys parents (or guardians). maybe when mom and dad are getting punished they will be more likely to do something about their kid and their kid will listen more.
- have better ways to protect those being bully.
- have a hotline those being bullied can call for help n advice
- make the bullys have to see a shrink at the school or outside the school.
- make the bullys do community service and have to speak at places about bullying and why its wrong
- have it on the bullys record til they at least graduate from high school so teachers and parents and school officials know whats up with the bully.
- etc.

Writer's Block: Hey, big spender

Should there be limits on how much money a political candidate can spend on an election campaign, and why?

Yes there most definatly should be a limit on how much a candidate can spend on the election campaign. Also should be a limit that each political party or voter can spend on spreading the word about the candidate or party they are for. So that the ppl running (or the ppl supporting the person who runs) can't buy their (their candidates) win. They should earn it and the best person should win, the one that will do the most good and least bad.

Writer's Block: You can't take that away from me!

If you had to go an entire week without TV, music, or your mobile phone, which would you choose, and why?

I'd go without a mobile phone. As I can't function without music and probably couldnt go more than a couple days without tv. And because I don't have a mobile so it wouldn't be that big of deal to give up using one or borrowing one to use.

Writer's Block: The witching hour

Do you celebrate Halloween? What do you like most and least about this holiday?

No I don't and haven't since I was about 10. Although if I had it my way I would of stopped going trick or treating at like 8 and stayed home. But whose gonna leave an 8 yr old all alone at home on Halloween...NOBODY.

This year was the first year since like high school that I didn't just ignore the day. Instead this year I went over to my best friend since 4th grade's mom's house and handed out candy. While we waited for the trick or treaters we ate dinner, surfed the web and talked. It was such an awesome time. I hope we will get together again soon.

What I don't like about halloween... the time of yr its sooo cold out, having to get dressed up to get candy, having to walk all around town going door to door to get candy, the commericalism of the holiday, things that go bump in the night lol, the scary costumes and scary decorations, the idiots that think its fun to scare me or lil kids, etc. What I like all the cute lil kids, when halloween is over, when I get to eat candy I stole out of my sisters pillow case of candy or that she gave me, going to the store the day after and getting all the candy half off or more.

So ya thats my answers.

Writer's Block: How old is too old?

Are you ever too old to go trick-or-treating? Is candy for everyone?

Yes, I am def. too old to go trick-or-treating. That said candy is for everyone. I usally don't celebrate Halloween anymore. But this year I spent an awesome evening at my best friend since 4th grade's mom's house handing out candy, eating dinner and spending time catching up with my friend. It was cool. I can't wait til I can hang out with her and her mom again (and her brother although he mostly stayed in his old bedroom or somewhere so I didnt get to talk to him much).

Writer's Block: MAKE IT STOP!

What was the last song you couldn't get out of your head no matter how hard you tried?

The last song that I couldn't get out of my head was 'Bad Romance' by Lady Gaga. I was riding home from going to an awesome resturant in Battle Creek and the song came on the radio. I am in no way a fan of Lady Gaga. I really can't stand her. Although I hate or dislike Ke$ha more. Anyways the stupid song got into my head and wouldn't leave no matter what I did... sing another song in mind, focus on the song that played after the Gaga one, think about what I had to do when I got home, etc. DARN YOU LADY GAGA and your crappy tunes.

(Note: If you like Lady Gaga and her music thats fine. I don't. So please don't hate. We are all entitled to like who we like and listen to what we listen to.)

Making Something Out Of Nothing

It upsets me when someone makes something out of nothing. Especially when the way it was worded there is no way that it could be taken as attacking someone or a group of people. And they know what type of a person the individual is and know them enough to know that they don't say stuff like that esp. when around anyone that might take offense if they were to speak that way which they dont but ya.

What also bothers me is when someone involves other people (family, friends, strangers, etc). Instead of talking to the individual or emailing or instant msg'ing them about it and solving the issue peacefully they make a big deal about it and want to start something. What gets me even more is when the individual's people send emails, IMs or call the person who posted something and in the msg they start spewing low blows and talking crap and bringing up the posters health issues, family issues and other stuff and hardly mention if at all the issue that started everything.

We are all grown-ups/adults or should I say you are all grown-ups/adults. Start ACTING like grown ups/adults. Stop with the high school drama and wanting to start shit and gaining up on someone and being a bully.

If you took offense to something or someone you know did and you are defending that person just email the person who made the comment. And say something like "your words offended or hurt me or my friends and I wish you had not have spoken those words. The words have many meanings. And I know you didnt mean them in a negative way but I wish you wouldnt use them. Just letting you know." And if friends were sticking up for the poster and something they said offended one then one should have emailed that person and not attacked the poster whose original comment offended you. Or said something like "what your friends said really offened me or my friends. I wish that your friend would not say such things. I know they are just sticking up for you or whatever but ya."

Sorry all had to vent. Thanks for letting me do so.

Writer's Block: If I were president ...

What would you do if you were president or prime minister for a day?

This is a real touchy and sensative question for most. And for some to answer cuz others will critize and hate on them. And we dont want to deal with those ppls drama. But I guess I'll be one to answer the QOD aka Writer's Block question. Hate what I say or Like What I say. Agree or Disagree. We are all entitled to our own view pt and respect my view pt just as I will yours. And dont post hateful things towards me as I will not post hateful things towards or at etc you.

Okay now that I've gotten that out the way... Here is just a few things I'd do if I was president for a day...

- get rid of the patriot act...obama promised he would and he hasnt yet.
- if we must have health care reform I would not force americans to buy or get it. I would just make it an option. I would not penalize someone or charge someone for not taking the health care reform plan or gov. insurance or whatever you want to call it. Americans are already struggling cuz the state of the economy. I'd never say or make americans pay a fee for X amount of months then take 2.5 to 5 percent of their income for life because they don't want to go with my plan or whatever.
- i would figure a way to revamp social security so that its round for alot longer than what is forecasted.
- I would make all those working as apart the goverment rather senators, governors, etc pay least 25% of their health care etc. No more free top notch health care for them. They should get what we all get... if we are gonna be forced to take the plan that they talking about with health care reform so should they.
- I would cut the pay of the top 15 ppl in all these big companies like those at the top oil companies, banks, etc.
- I would do an overhaul of wallstreet and help mainstreet more

oh there is so much that I couldn't possibly do in one day. what would you dear read do if you were president or prime minister for a day?

Writer's Block: Star struck

Why do people care so much about the private lives of celebrities? Is it idol worship, schadenfreude, or something entirely different?

I think that ppl care so much about celebrities private lives for many reasons. Such as...

- ppl are just generally nosy
- ppl think they have a right to know and that its the price ppl pay to be famous
- they like to be to relate
- they feel better about themseleves cuz somebody has it worse than them
- etc.

I think it could be idol worship. Like I said above I think ppl like to be to relate to famous ppl. Some the stuff one is going through they may be to. Idk how to answer this one really.

Writer's Block: Celebrity Overload

Which celebrity are you sick of seeing? Who would you like to see more of?

I can't say that there is just one celebrity I am sick of seeing or hearing about. There are a lot of them that I am sick of hearing about and seeing etc. To name a few Justin Bieber, Kei$ha, Lady Gaga and Lindsay Lohan.

As for who I'd like to see more of... I'd probably say Garrett Hedlund, some my favorite rock bands and celebritys that are doing positive stuff with their money and time.