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[Mar. 18th, 2004|03:27 am]
On the Discovery Channel's Health, uh, channel... there was a program about specifically breeding "genius" kids.

See, I think the idea of mere gender selection is OK. I don't have anything wrong with that.

However, some fear that alone will cause people to start dabbling in eugenics... breeding a "superior race" of humans, in such areas as: intelligence (namely), personality, looks, etc. And there are people who do just that, and the ones who do, don't even care about the child's gender, just everything else.

I believe this form of (extreme) eugenics takes away your ability to experience life for what it is. That choosing things such as looks, intelligence, and personality is bound to make everyone the same. Kind of like in "A Wrinkle in Time", where everything is "perfect", and everyone's like a programmed robot. It scares me. How does this "improve" life? You might as well be dead.

The reason I don't see anything wrong with gender selection, is because the people who choose this aren't looking to make the children all fundamentally the same.

Anyway, hahaha... right before I'd gotten suspended from work, i'd called Jason who's one of the night managers (or was) an asshole, right? Well, he ended up getting fired anyway, before I returned to work. ROFL. I guess Gilbert finally found out he was snorting coke after the lobby closed? =P

Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 19:37:20 -0800 (PST)
From: "Larry Ike" <larryike2002@yahoo.com> Add to Address Book
To: etherealshock@yahoo.com

Hi SWEET HEART Katsumi Sakurai

My name is larry.I saw your advert in the yahoo
profile and I was move to fall in love with
you.Frankly, I want to say that you are truly a very
clean, pretty, homely and lovely pretty girl of my
choice. I am simply in love with you.I am a computer
programmer and I also work as a volunteer in the
orphanage home. I like to help the widows, needy,
poor, the sick and the abandoned who has lost hope for
life.I like to tell them that even if the world fails
them, God will not fail them, thereby making them to
feel just you and I feel.I like you and will be very
faithful and obedient to you.I am a very loving guy
who respects and obey rules because I am a very
peaceful person.My mom and dad are dead now.I am still
trying to meet up with the challenges of life.
I belive I can keep your rules and love you to the
core hence you give me the chance to do show you my
kind nature.
I love you and would always do.
With love,

I finally got an appointment to see a dermatologist -- my mom will pay half of the expenses -- but it's not for a month. $100 (initial?) office visit fee, then $40-70 a tube for Retin-A (depending on which size they give me; I hope it's the bigger size, 'cause of the acne on my chest and back as well).

I'm using ProActiv at the moment, which is just mainly benzoyl peroxide, and it doesn't work as well as Retin-A (I'd gotten some leftovers from Chelsea once, and the short time I used it, even though it worsens initially, I loved the results I was seeing).

From: kimry
2004-03-18 01:56 am (UTC)
Huh. You're homely as well as pretty. Wow. Lucky you to be ugly and gorgeous all rolled into one, eh? Sounds like a keeper, that one does.
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[User Picture]From: shinwachou
2004-03-18 02:11 am (UTC)
Eh? I never said anywhere I was ugly.. o_o;
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From: kimry
2004-03-18 04:47 am (UTC)
no no... ugh. brain.
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[User Picture]From: xochitl
2004-03-18 09:22 am (UTC)
Gender selection can cause problems, too. In many cultures, female children are undesirable, so everyone, given the option, would choose to have a boy. But then what happens when those boys grow up and wish to start families, and there are no girls around?
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[User Picture]From: shinwachou
2004-03-18 10:07 am (UTC)
A lot of people I hear about that choose gender selection, want both the boys and girls... the families that choose this are ones who have a series of boys, or a series of girls. People like this don't wish to do what China does, that's just bizarre.
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[User Picture]From: xochitl
2004-03-18 01:37 pm (UTC)
Still, I'm having problems understanding why parents feel the need to control anything about their child, including gender. Having a baby is not like eating at a buffet. You can't pick and choose. ^^; You get what the genetics roulette wheel lands on. I would think parents should love their children even if they got 6 boys when they wanted 3 boys and 3 girls. But, why anybody would want 6 kids to begin with is also beyond my comprehension.
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[User Picture]From: shinwachou
2004-03-19 12:56 am (UTC)
It's not that they'd actually want 6 kids, per se, but that they tried so many times to get a desired gender (for balance, perhaps), and ended up with more than they could handle (in their failed attempt[s]). =P
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