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Who Owns Your DNA
Now, if you've been following my posts, you will see that I tend to talk about genetic enhancement and cybernetics. I approach this by laying out theories and opinions (though the theories tend to have a factual foundation) rather than cold hard facts. I doubt that this will change any time soon, as my access to the internet is very restricted. However, instead of continuing my perspective that genetics is great and cybernetics only leads to a hive mentality and uniformity, I figured I should outline a very serious problem.
In the past DNA was the least of the worlds worries. Sure people such as Darwin had brought the idea of evolution and genetic change to peoples attention, but the world still viewed our origins through Creationist-like ideology. God created man in his image and all that stuff. So people focused more on the remarkable new forms of technology that science produced and ridiculed those who purposed ideas that opposed the teachings of the Church.
Now, in the modern age,
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Island Survival Chapter 1
Part 1: The Island
Chapter 1
             “Attention passengers. This is your captain speaking,” came a voice as the “fasten seat belts” sign lit up. “We’ve flown into a thunderstorm and will be experiencing some mild turbulence. It shouldn’t be anything to worry about, but please fasten your seat belts just in case. Thank you.”
             “Just great,” grumbled Nichole a she fastened her seat belt. She boarded this plane to get to Westerfield not get thrown around in a tin can several thousand feet in the air. With her luck one of the engines would give out delaying their flight. If that happened she would miss her interview and have to wait for her sister to get her another one. It was a miracle her sister got her an interview with Westerfield Industries in the first place. They were one of the most powerful corporations on the frontier. If she missed th
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What Open Worlds Can Do
       OK, so I know that nobody reads these journals, but after doing some research I have found a common trend. But before I delve into my discovery I should outline what I've been researching.
       As an aspiring writer it is my job to conduct research so that I get all my facts straight. This also applies to when a writer creates a new law or mechanic in his or her world. I like to focus on science fiction with a “Frankenstein's monster” kind of vibe. In order for my genetic abominations, which I have hardly introduced on my page, to be believable I must understand human anatomy and what genetics is capable of as far as we are aware. This can lead to changes in character/creature design and anatomy with laws such as the square cube law. Without delving into biology and physics, etcetera, this law states that if you were to double in size your mass/density would triple.
        How does any of this relate to o
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Island Survival Prologue
Prologue
The airport was amazing! Well, at least it was to Nichole. Of course she had seen airports in movies or advertisements, but she had never been to an actual airport. She was never able to afford to visit an airport, to buy a ticket. It was hard enough to keep a decent paying job. Which she had just lost.
She couldn't keep living like this. Paycheck to paycheck, job to job. Her rent was high and the neighbors were loud. She always had to settle for the minimum wage job. For the long hours. For the asshole customers. From a cashier to a receptionist. From a receptionist to a fast food employee. From fast food to a gas station. None of these jobs were right. None of these jobs would work.
Her main problem wasn't her work ethic. She always tried her best to do things right, even when she hated the job. No, her problem was people. People were always to ignorant, or at least stuck up. They always looked down at her as if it was her fault that she was working a minimum wadge job. As i
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23 panted as he ran through the forest. His heart was a drumbeat in his ears as the bare pads of his feet pounded the ground. Twigs and branches tore at his body as he tore a path through the underbrush. The two moons high in the sky lit the way, guiding him through the darkness.
Behind him he could hear the faint sound of pursuit, his clumsy pursuers plowing through the underbrush. They were dressed in black, strange weapons humming with electricity in their arms, a threatening reminder of what was to come if he was caught. He didn’t know who, or what, they were. He didn’t know how many others like him there were being chased through the forest or how many were caught. He didn’t know what would happen if he himself was captured.
All he knew was that he had to run. If he didn’t run he would be caught again. He had to run until he could run no more. Run and hide, that’s what the doctor had said, run and hide.
And that’s what he did. His long legs carr
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I've only been gone for about 4 months yet somehow I'm on the boarder of 4,000 pageviews. If anybody is out there I'm open for suggestions for a 4000 pageview project. I should really get back into this.
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Nathaniel Sanders
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Not much to say but that I'm a dabbling/beginner artist and writer. If you leave a llama I'll return the favor. However, I'm really here for the comments. Should you take the time and care to critique one of my submissions I will be more than glad to return the favor. :)
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I've only been gone for about 4 months yet somehow I'm on the boarder of 4,000 pageviews. If anybody is out there I'm open for suggestions for a 4000 pageview project. I should really get back into this.
  • Listening to: Fallout 4 theme by Inon Zur
  • Reading: Wings of Fire
  • Watching: the Alien franchise
  • Playing: Stellaris and Skyrim

The Webster's Third New International Dictionary Unabridged (published in 1966) states that terrorism is “the systematic use of terror as a means of coercion <the opening stage of a well-planned campaign of political ~ --Heinz Eulan>” or “an atmosphere of threat or violence <study the effects on children of ~ in TV shows>.”


The Federal Bureau of Investigation's website FBI.gov states that international terrorism as defined by the 18 U.S.C. § 2331, pertain to the “following three characteristics:”


The activity must “involve violent acts or acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law”. It must “appear to be intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence to policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping”. And it must “occur primarily outside the territorial jurisdiction of the of the U.S., or transcend national boundaries in the terms of the means by which they are accomplished, the persons they appear intended to intimidate or coerce, or the locale in which their perpetrators operate or seek asylum.”


Domestic terrorism on the other hand must “involve acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law; appear to be intended (I) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence to policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S.”


Now, just to remove any prejudiced please note that neither definition says anything about race, religion, or ideology. No matter what your ethnicity, religion, or ideology (as ideology doesn't only pertain to religion) you have the same chance of being a terrorist as somebody in the Middle East (by definition). So if you are someone who believes someone must be a terrorist because they are a Muslim please just stop. That is an extremely terrible and racist way to label a terrorist.


By definition terrorism is, simply put, a way to influence a nation with fear while not going to war with said nation (though, as we can see now, war is a byproduct) Terrorism is used by political powers or large organizations to attain some political, religious, or ideological goal. In the case of modern terrorism the leaders of terrorist powers, such as ISIS, are rewording the Qur'an to their own purpose. Islam's holy book doesn't say “kill everyone who isn't Muslim.” In fact killing those who are not part of your religion works against what it does say. Under the Qur'an non-Muslims are lost or blinded. They follow false prophets and obey false holy books. It is the job of the “Muslim empire” to spread Islam to the lost faiths of the world. This involves taking over non-Muslim nations (or at the time empires). The non-Muslims that are incorporated into the empire must then pay a jizya tax for not being Muslim. This increases the empire treasury with money that would be lost if the non-believers were killed. The children of these Muslims are then allowed to serve as soldiers in the empires army to become half-Muslim (something along those lines). Then the children of the half-Muslims are supposed to become full fledged Muslims.


Anyway, I'm sure I got something wrong in there (I'm not Muslim) but that is the gist of what I learned about the Qur'an. Based on that, it is in Islam's best interest to absorb non-believers rather than killing them. So Islam is not terrorism. Extremest on the other hand are geniuses. These cruel people figured out how to use their fellow Muslims international feeling to bend them to their will. Nowhere in the Qur'an does it say “strap some bombs on yourself and blow up a crowd of people.” Extremist leaders in the 9/11 attacks using the preexisting feelings of Muslims and CIA training. America trained these people so they may be used to control the Middle East without large conflict. Unfortunately the American government has too many masks for its own good and these highly trained pawns became volatile weapons aimed at America. This led to 9/11, which gave the America government the reason it was looking for to to invade the Middle East. And we've been involved ever since then.


In the past few years more terrorist attacks have been orchestrated, such as Paris and Brussels. These, including 9/11 are terrible attacks and “cheap” war crimes, but are ingenious from a political/military point of view. Throughout history the main method of controlling another nation or colony was to invade the territory, topple its government, and set up a new puppet government. Terrorists have successfully gained control of nations all across the world with minimal loss of life (I'm looking at numbers here). In proportion to the total population of each nation 9/11, the Paris bombing, and the Brussels bombing claimed an insignificant amount of lives. Less than 10,000 each time in nations that have populations in the hundreds of millions. However these small attacks claimed the lives of noncombatants in their home territory. They were killed in a placer where they were supposed to be untouchable. And this is why terrorist attacks are ingenious. Through these attacks they instilled a lot of fear in there target nations, as well as nations around the world. This leads to governments incorporating more/new restrictions in security and sometimes restricting the rights of the nations citizens. The terrorists are able to influence our foreign policy, internal policy, and our ideology through numerous small attacks.


Then you get into the question of whether or not we are any better. It is estimated that over 4 million innocent Muslims have died in the war on terror. Most if not all of those deaths are the fault of American soldiers. I'm not blaming the soldiers here though. War is crazy and stressful. In World War 2 it was found that a large number of soldiers couldn't fire upon enemy troops. That number is probably considerably smaller due to Americas campaign of dehumanizing terrorists, but it is still hard to kill another human being. So the blame really falls upon who issues the orders. Who decides where to strike and when. The life of innocents falls on men and women who never even cross the ocean: the government. Now, I'm not trying to go all conspiracy theory on you, but it is the truth. Those in the government ultimately give the orders. They set the deadlines and provide ordinance. In fact they recently employed B-52 Stratofortress bombers to perform precision bomb strikes. Not a small jet that can carry a single bomb for precision one shot strikes faster than the speed of sound but a massive eight engine carpet bomber that is capable of carrying a massive nuclear warhead (not that they do, but they can). The bombs used in such craft would be extremely expensive and seems like overkill for a group of people who drive around repurposed pickup trucks. Whether we win or loose this war we ultimately loose it considering the cost of resources and the cost of life we've put into it compared to what they have.


Now, I am sorry if I have insulted anyone but I wanted people to know that organizations like ISIS and Al Qaeda aren't/weren't the largest terrorist organizations in the world. The largest true terrorist organization in the world is our very own United States. We can still win the war on terror but we must extend the olive branch rather than the cluster of arrows. Focus on the improvement of humanity rather than war. We are quickly approaching our planets population limit (when measuring resources not land). Why not research terraforming and fusion technologies rather than a new gun that can kill more people with one shot.


If I have gotten any information wrong above feel free to correct me below in the comments, especially pertaining to the Qur'an. If you don't agree with my view point I'd be glad to hear you out and take your view into consideration. I've tried to use as much fact as I can to support my belief but as always the definition I provided is ultimately my opinion. Thanks for reading.

  • Reading: Outlanders
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Scince about January or Febuary I've been building an Amazon Wishlist. With it I hope to build my first custom computer (although first I've got to get a job, licence, car insurance, and a place to stay). Right now it's looking like a $1,600-$2,000 build. If anyone wants to help me with it, such as finding parts, I'd be grateful. Here's a link to the spreadsheet/list: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
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midnightclubx Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Student Writer
Thanks for the watch! : )
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NRS97 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
No problem. I just happened across your comic and thought it was interesting.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Professional



www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHNczN…

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Thank you for the Llama


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No problem.
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StriderDen Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch!
A bit of a generic compliment, but just display your kindness didn't go unnoticed!
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NRS97 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
No problem :) When you get to have as many watchers as you have all you can really spare is a generic comment. I just appreciate that you responded... So thanks for the response!
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey (again)! Thanks very much for the watch! :w00t:
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NRS97 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016
No problem. I was skimming through my comments and found out I wasn't watching you.
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Ambruno Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Blinkie Thanks 4 Llama by Mirz123
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NRS97 Featured By Owner May 2, 2016
No problem
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