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Not really new, but...

Hello. I've been signed up for about a year, but haven't been on in a VERY long time.

Some of you may remember me, some of you may have never read anything i've posted, but I just want everyone to know i'm joining the revolution again.

And this time, for good.

I am 15, and I am a freshman in High School.

I feel like school is the ONLY thing truly holding me back from living the best life possible for myself.

Anyway, there's something I am kind of nervous about, but i'll explain that in another post.

So, hey.

-Steven

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"The seeds of oppression, will one day bear the fruit of rebellion."

-Anonymous

Also, I just realized I spelled "bear" wrong in my sig. I changed it, but, how disgraceful...

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01-02-2009 09:15 PM
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Re: Not really new, but...

the sad thing is that the forums were probably better a year ago when you joined, but welcome anyway =]

Hidden stuff:
"A 'no' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it."

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
-Ben Franklin

"when I was a kid I used to pray for a bicycle. then I realized that god doesn't work that way. so I stole one and prayed for forgiveness."
"I would rather die for something I believe in than live for anything else."
"What is the task of higher education? To make a man into a machine. What are the means employed? He is taught how to suffer being bored." – F W Nietzsche
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01-02-2009 10:08 PM
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