The other side of the University of Birmingham
hello. i am in the process of starting up a do-it-yourself organization at uab. the tentative plans are to hold (potluck) meetings and workshops teaching members (and anyone else interested) how to do things of the members choosing (silk screening, stenciling, cooking, car/bike repair, knitting, etc.).
right now i'm in the process of drafting a constitution and bylaws, so this will all hopefully take place by sometime in mid-january.
for those of you interested in taking part in this, please join: this community! that is where i will be posting the progress/goings on of the uab diy collective.
New UAB Community
I have started a new community for UAB students/alumni/friends of UAB/anyone with any ties to UAB/ppl who love or hate it. Feel free to post on it. It is new, so help me get it up and running. thanks the community is lovetoblaze do a search for it or go to my user info and find it in my communities.
You can also click the link: http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=lovetoblaze
Event sponsored by the Birmingham Freethought Society
An International Recognition of Science and Humanity
“Darwin and Morality”
Dr. S.H. Vollmer, Speaker
After getting Ph.D.s in both chemistry and philosophy, S.H. Vollmer
worked as a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the
History of Science. She now teaches Research Ethics in the Department
of Philosophy and Center for Ethics and Values in the Sciences at UAB.
Date: Thursday, February 10
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: UAB School of Public Health, Room 407
1665 University Blvd., Birmingham
I suggest going to see the film The Motorcycle Diaries. Based on the years when Che was a young man and a hopeful doctor, he takes a journy with his fellow medical friend in hopes of working at a lepord community. In the process he discovers that while he was raised with a little money, the rest to the world is not so lucky, and even needs like water are denied to those who cannot pay. It's very inspiring, and being the socialist that I am, I enjoyed it very much.
Condoleeza Rice, the President's cheerleader, is taking over the Department of State.
Peter Goss, the new head of the CIA, is declaring that the purpose of the Agency is to support the administration and it's policies, not provide un-partisan, un-biased information. Career intelligence officers are starting to jump ship like rats on the Titanic.
Rumsfield seems to think that if we drop enough bombs on Iraq, we'll wipe out the "insurgents." Right, but then we just have to worry about the brothers, sons, daughters and other sundry relatives of all the civilians we've killed. Just look at how young all those Palestinian kids chucking rocks at the Israelis are.
With Arafat dead, Bush will probably cuddle up to Sharon and the Likud party all that much more, since the PLO has won't have a unified voice until January, if ever.
Iran is well on the way to gaining the ability to get nuclear weapons and North Korea seems to have dropped off the screen of the American conciousness.
Meanwhile, while the Red Staters congragulate themselves on their "mandate," Bob Jones is writing letters to Bush telling him to give nothing to the liberals who "despise your Christ."
It's going to be a very interesting four years.
Okie dokie, I'm a democrat. To all you budding conservatives, I suggest you read up and study some more so you don't end up hanging yourself one day for voting in a moron. Anyhooo, Headquaters *located 205 on 20th street N* is hosting a Debate Watch Party. There will be things like FOOD and Bush bingo, prizes, and of course, endless bashing of Bush. Beautiful? yes, it is.
Also! Tonight at 7pm there is a lecture at the Hill Center on Hate Crimes inlaced in political speechs done by the GOP.
On other news, UAB Students for Kerry is going to Sloss on both Friday and Saturday. So if you want to get in there for free, you need to sign up and help us out. We're trying to get people to register to vote.
Another thing, The Criminal Justice Students are going to the Juvy Courts today at 3:55 *hehe*. Interships are possible from what I understand.
Okay, that covers my political business for the day.
--Can you tell I'm pre-law?--
I'll join this scruffy little community if only to have some place to do this:( *Advertises*Collapse )
There's not much this community can do until people join it. I hope that eventually we'll be able to have meet-ups and possibly *if enough of us nerds join* a book club. Also, actitive community projects like going to concerts and the like.