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Dallas Boyd

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18 November 2008

Bio

If you´re reading this (a miracle in itself) welcome to my very tiny corner of a large mad world! I encourage you to keep on thinking, keep on asking, and keep on laughing... "The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving." – (Gloria Steinham)

Posts

  • Why are so many people in their 20s taking so long to grow up?

    I hit 25 in July. According to brain development studies, I’ve just now reached maturity. I have developed emotional control and higher-order cognitive functioning. I have pruned synapses and shaped my brain according to the demands I have made of it. But now what?

  • Mosques in America – Religious Freedom or Political Agenda?

    An email message was forwarded to me (and almost 200 others) entitled, “From a Muslim woman, read completely.” A warning at the top of the email said the message would, “scare the life out of you.”

  • New Zealand Sells The Farm

    How is allowing Chinese investors to buy New Zealand land supposed to be sustainable?

  • Costa Rica O.E. (Beer Fest vs. Tree Hugging)

    As opposed to doing an O.E out of England, drinking pints and hitting Oktoberfest etc, I took the road less travelled and decided to move to Costa Rica to become an English Language Teacher.

  • Water vs. Guns

    An article in the New York Times posed the question, “Is Yemen the Next Afghanistan?”  

  • Super Quiz: What The F... Are You Doing?

    When I was a pimply pre-teen I loved taking those Dolly, Cosmo or Girlfriend quizzes.

  • Pauly Shore takes on Celebrity Adoption in Africa

    I took a weekend shopping trip to Panama and walked right past a tiny little girl begging on the street, with no sign of any parents or family around. I felt angry, so angry to see her there all alone.

  • Why A Starving Country Rejects US Aid

    Charity or Exploitation?

    You remember, of course, the devastating Haiti earthquake. 

  • I Promise Not to Kill Myself...

    Like the inmates of Nazi concentration camps who chose to finish their own miserable hopeless lives by deliberately zapping themselves on the electrified fences of their prison hell, some Chinese employees who work in factories for big-bucks cli

  • The Good Thing about Drug Lords(?)

    "Would you ever vote to legalize marijuana?"