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By noah klap, 2012-03-26

after i wash my hair (currently day 8, not dreads yet) they never seem to get dry, always moist, especially after i wash, i think its grime. now for some reason its all flakey so i think my scalp is dry, but not my hair, how do i fix this?

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First Blog Post! Yayyyyyyy!


By Trenna Carriker, 2012-03-25

Just moved back to my parents after having to leave my apartment! Although I'm 20 and having to share a room with my 13 year old sister, I am thankful to live somewhere where there's power, hot water, cable, internet, and room to move! All of which I did NOT have at my itty bitty apartment haha however all the stress of the past month and led me to ignore separating my dreads and now the whole left side of my head is one big mass on top with the dreads sticking out of it. My sister and I just spent some time separating them so hopefully over time we can get them back to normal and KEEP it that way lol:)

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republican agenda one republican presidential hopefuls vision for the future


By ☮ soaring eagle ॐ, 2012-03-25

this is a reprint from another site

this was posted by a florida priest who wants to be the 2020 presidential candidate for the republican party.

and this is his plan for our future.

this is not a joke

this is his exact plan as he posted it. he has run for mayor in florida and was defeated now hes set his sights on the 2020 presidency.

The petition statement:

If elected I will work to ban pornography with a 10-year prison term for viewing or participating in pornography as well as oral and anal sex with a 1-5 year prison term for oral sex and a 1-10 year term for anal sex.

If elected I will work to ban the manufacture and sale of contraceptives (birth control) with a prison term of up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine of up to $5000 for violating this ban. None of these laws will be retroactive.

If elected I will support a ban on interracial marriage. While I am not racist I believe that God intends people to marry within their own race. Any and all interracial marriages currently licensed would immediately be annulled. Any children born to said couple would be allowed only to marry with other children of interracial couples.

All races ought to have equal opportunity in employment pay and opportunity. Therefore I believe that Affirmative Action is racist against white people and if elected I will work to see that it is abolished.

I firmly believe that sex should be shared with your spouse and that there ought be be love between the married couple. However man and wife ought to be of the same color as stated above.

If elected I will support the death penalty for murder (including performing an abortion) as well as attempted murder and rape and incest and pedophilia/child molestation and bestiality and necrophilia and cross dressing and treason and spying against the State and espionage and drug dealing and vampirism and adultery and armed robbery.

I am also 100% against homosexuality and I believe homosexuals including lesbians and bisexuals as well as people with fetishes ought to be put in mental hospitals. This must be done NOW before they degenerate society and our children's morals even further. I also believe ANY children in the custody of homosexuals ought to be taken away IMMEDIATELY in order to prevent further emotional and sexual abuse. DO NOT let your children near one of these vile monsters!

I believe in a national dress code. If elected the National Dress Code (NDC) will be as follows:

* All persons must wear clothing from their neck to three inches below their knees when in public or in the presence of children.
* Women MUST wear dresses. Trousers are NOT lady-like and therefore women ought not to wear them.
* Jeans are to be banned.
* Any profanity or sexual references on clothing will be banned.
* Businesses must comply with the NDC. Failure to do so will require business owners to sell their operation to the highest bidder.
* Failure to obey the NDC will be subject to a fine NOT exceeding $10000 and/or up to 30 days imprisonment.

I am completely in favor of banning the flawed and blasphemous theory of evolution from ever again being taught in public schools. It has paved the way for atheism to take root in this country. It has also led to Kinsey's famous sexual "research" that led to the sexual revolution. This in turn has contributed to the moral decay of America. God created man is his own image and we must never ever forsake His word. If we do America will end up like Sodom and Gomorrah.

I support the good moral crusaders in Washington D.C. who are getting tougher on the War on Drugs. I am in favor of the death penalty for drug dealers and for a mandatory 10-year prison sentence for anyone caught with ANY illegal drug including marijuana. This mandatory sentence will be required for any amount of possession no matter how small it may be. This will send a strong decisive message to drug abusers that their use of drugs will not be tolerated by the American public.

I propose prison reform. This will be as follows:

* Prison cells will be made smaller. I would set this to approximately one-half of their average current size.
* Prisoners will be kept in their cells 24/7 (i.e. NEVER leaving their cells during incarceration).
* Prisoners will only be fed bread and butter.
* NO contact with ANY other human being during incarceration.
* NO TV or medical care or entertainment of any sort.
* NO sunlight will penetrate a prison cell.
* Disobedient or rebellious prisoners can be beaten by the guards as punishment.
* ANY inmate that attempts to escape will be executed on sight.

If elected I will work to legalize police entrapment operations so that criminals can be caught by police without fear of a lawsuit as well as to catch potential and aspiring criminals before they actually commit a crime on their own. I also believe police "brutality" is blown out of proportion and that mild violence towards criminals from the police should be accepted.

I believe in Singapore-style anti-terrorist legislation. I propose that anyone suspected of being a terrorist ought to be required if necessary to serve up to 5 years in prison without formal charges being brought forward. This will help stop the wave of terrorism sweeping America today.

I am a firm believer in the Temperance movement. I believe that alcohol and tobacco cause a great deal of problems in our country today. I favor the return of Prohibition as well as a complete ban on tobacco. Alcohol causes strokes and leads to cirrhosis of the liver and dropsy. It is also a leading cause of automobile accidents and suicides. Tobacco causes lung cancer (cigarettes) and throat cancer (chewing tobacco) and is along with alcohol a leading cause of premature death in this nation. Tobacco and alcohol are ruining America and it is up to the government to take the initiative to once and for all take tobacco and alcohol off America's streets and out of our schools and our stores and most importantly out of our culture. In order for these goals to be met we must require all schools and employers to regularly test for tobacco and alcohol as well as other drugs on a regular basis and report to the Federal government their findings. Any and all violators will be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

If elected I will work to support a total ban on tattooing. Tattooing is the desecration of one's own body and is indeed harmful. It often causes infections and can result in severe scarring and is very difficult to remove. Therefore all tattooing ought to be banned as soon as possible.

If elected I will work to implement a Federal Anti-Vice Squad (FAVS) that will enforce all the morality laws enacted once fellow moralists are elected to high positions in government. The FAVS will have full search and seizure powers and will be able to for example demand a spare key from someone to search homes for pornography or tobacco etc. The FAVS will also be responsible for enforcing the NDC with patrolling of streets and informants on the streets of America.

I support Project Echelon wholeheartedly as it has undoubtedly saved the United States from countless terrorist attacks and helps fight the war on drugs. Project Echelon monitors ALL telecommunications data for suspicious activity.

I also support the new Carnivore project underway by the FBI to help catch criminals including but not limited to drug dealers as well as drug users and terrorists and spies and traitors of the United States of America.

I enjoy politics. I hope to win the Republican nomination for President in 2020. I will fight as a moralist. I will try to institute the above goals of mine to restore the traditional Judeo-Christian values that our Puritan forefathers founded the United States upon at Plymouth Rock.

Thank you and Amen.

are you ready to live in the world hes envisioned?

do you think the current republican candidates are much better?

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Sometimes... I just like to chill.


By RSavage26, 2012-03-24

When I'm chill, I do many things. One of them is listening to random songs that I like. Such as this one:

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Just had to share!


By Blessed Earth Mama, 2012-03-24

My husband posted this on his FB page last week. When I read I laughed and thought wow that sounds just like us! But I did not think at all hewrote it.Turns out he said he did!

A simple conversation between a husband and wife:

White collar professional husband: " I need to go buy some veggies."
Earthy-hippie dread-headed wife: "No, let's plant a garden and grow our own veggies."

White collar professional husband: " I gotta pay the bills."
Earthy-hippie dread-headed wife: "Lets find a way to have our own energy and live off the grid."

White collar professional husband:... "Gotta go buy milk at the store."
Earthy-hippie dread-headed wife: "Let's buy a herd-share and get fresh milk straight from the cow."

White collar professional husband: "Our gas energy bill is going up."
Earthy-hippie dread-headed wife: "You know there is plenty of wood around, let's burn it in the fireplace."

White collar professional husband: "I need to go buy some fertilizer for the garden."
Earthy-hippie dread-headed wife: "Let's build a composter and make our own."

White collar professional husband: "I need to go buy diapers."
Earthy-hippie dread-headed wife: "Lets use cloth diapers, the baby will be happier."

The husband scratches his head and says to his wife, "why do we need to do all that extra work to live greener?" The wife says to the husband, "so our children will have a better world to live in." The husband still looking at the wife, she adds, "and we will save money too." That gets the husbands attention.

The moral of this is: listen to the wife ..... sometimes (most of the time) she knows what she is talking about.

The above conversation was an actual conversation. And now I live "greener".

Haha! he got some serious points for that one! Of course it didn't go quite like this and it was at different times but I loved that he wrote it out. And I always tell him watch out cause it could be getting a lot "greener" around here. xD That is only a pinch of the stuff I talk about with him. Most things he thinks I am crazy but he usually comes around. :)

And much to my dismay we are no where close to living off the grid yet but I can hope for someday..
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Middle-of-the-Night Thoughts on Meat-Eating and non-Meat-Eating.


By Tara C, 2012-03-23

I was just thinking today about the whole meat-eating, vegetarian, vegan thing, and I had this quite interesting thought come to mind. First of all, I'm not bashing anyone's lifestyle choice or beliefs. I think it's worthy of huge respect to make a transition into something different from how you usually live. I have Coeliac disease, and even with my own well-being as motivation, the transition to a gluten-free diet has been very difficult. So...no-one reading this be offended, it's really just something I was thinking of. This doesn't really apply to people who don't eat meat for other reasons, like how we aren't really designed for meat-eating.

Well, I'm not a vegetarian, I eat meat. But I do love animals, hate animal cruelty, the idea of animals suffering, etc. That's a huge reason for people to not eat meat, but the problem is...to survive, you have to eat living things, be it animals, vegetables/fruit, etc. You have to. If the reason for not eating meat is solely because of the pain caused to the animals, then doesn't that mean if you could completely eliminate pain from the equation and kill the animal with 0 pain, it'd be OK to eat? Hypothetically, what if it could be proven that plants do feel pain? Would they be cut from the diet of people with those beliefs too? You'd have to starve just to ensure you don't eat anything that feels pain.

Even that has its own flaw though. If life is bad to take simply because of the suffering caused, then you could kill a human who has that condition where they never experience pain, and that would be morally acceptable. So obviously it's not just the pain factor, it's respect for life itself. But then, plant life is still life. Is it OK to take lives that are so different to our own (plants), but not lives that belong to animals, who are adorable, who have eyes like we do, who we anthropomorphise and see as happy and sad, who feel like we do? We can connect to animals more than with plants, so maybe the conscience won't allow you to eat food from an existence similar to our own, but plants are...different. Easier to consume.

I don't know, but life is still life. Even killing bacteria is killing a living thing, so where do you draw the line on what's acceptable and what isn't? That's why I don't see the point in people arguing often about these things. Humans have awareness, and as such, we have a responsibility to minimise all suffering and do such things in a humane way. Not this stupid thing of keeping animals confined to tiny spaces, pumped full of God-knows-what and then killed without ever having truly lived. But it doesn't mean it's wrong to actually take an animal's life for use as food, as long as you respect that life for what it's given you. The same as with every other living thing that we may eat.

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hey guys


By Jen, 2012-03-22

so my dreads are coming along nicely. i have some huge matted bits in some of them and my favorite one has a big knot at the end of it. I love to hold it and feel around. Every day is like a new adventure. Seeing what ones are progressing and deciding which side i should sleep on the next night. the ones at the back are finally starting to come together. Also some of my loose hairs are beginning to form some cute little baby dreads. overall the braided look that twist n rip gives them is starting to dissipate. Im super happy. Ive never been this happy about my hair in my entire 21 years of life. Every day i wake up proud and absolutely in love with my hair. i adore it. i love looking at other peoples dreads as well. they are all so individual. YAY

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New 2 da game


By Josh7, 2012-03-22

Hello,

c i'm new to the whole dreading things, i've only had my hair twisted 4 bout 3 weeks now and i'm more than worried that i'm not doing everything i could be to help my hair along the way. i went to a jamaican shop and the started me out by twisting with gel then putn me under a hair dryer since then my hair has been a mess with all the dried gel in it..... so i washed it now i got nappy twist in every direction. i've been trying to keep up wit them by twisting myself n e advice?

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2nd update


By Undead..., 2012-03-22

I just got done washing my hair. It's feeling great and smells great! One thing I noticed after this wash and starting to airdry and blowdry, my dreads feel really really tight. :D Gonna post some new photos soon.

Also I have a quick question for the other dreadies.

How do you all sleep??

I mean,do you sleep with something covering your head or just sleep with them out in the wild?

I sleep with a satin/silk pillow and some pantyhose on my head (hahahaha)

Just want how should I start sleeping. I just don't want any lint build up.

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almost 2 weeks


By brett davis, 2012-03-21

ok i washed them the next day and got all the wax out of them then i rubber banded the tips because thats what one of my friends buddies told him and this is how they're coming along

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