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    Network Record Number: 5445
    This record (5445) last updated: Feb 12, 2002
    First Name: Kristin
    Last Name: Oliver
    Address1: 6645 Woodman Ave. #215
    City: Van Nuys
    State: CA
    Country: UNITED STATES
    ZipCode: 91401
    Phone: (818) 904-1558
    URL: http://
    Why are you here?

    Do you mean why am I filling this out? I guess it's because I want to change things and get in contact with other people who feel the same. I'm 21 and I've finally gotten to the point where I'm basically 'partied-out'. I'm sick of watch people, including myself, spend endless resources on meaningless pleasure that never lasts more than a few hours. I just went to a rave this weekend and was horribley depressed over how desperately all these kids, and adults, crave a positive experience with other living things. They all want just a little bit of freedom and togetherness to get them through their '8-hr shifts lugging stones up the pyramid' and instead they pump themselves full of drugs to try and convince themselves that they are having fun when really they just have traded pyramids (water that goes for $1 is sold for $3 to kids on drugs that will kill them unless they drink a lot of water) What kind of idiots are we? Does no one care that all this money spent on movies, concerts, clubs, collecters products, clothes, cars and raves just makes a few people richer and the rest of us are left poor, unhappier and slightly dumber. If people would put half the effort into making the world (the community of life) well off as they put into momentary pleasure or keeping up with "what's in", then Mr. Quinn would never have had to write his books (not that I'm not thankful he did, or that I don't see the inherit possibility of something bad leading to better improvements than something good could have) I'm just sick of it all, I'm sick of being powerless, I'm sick of trying to tell people about Mr. Quinn's work and have them politely tell me I'm an idiot, and I'm sick of wishing that I could wipe out the human race so at least some of the species on our planet could lead comparitively happy lives. I feel like nobody else cares, I guess that's why I'm here. And I have skills to offer, I work for a pr company, I am a member of the community-based artist organization know as ToolShed; and I'm currently looking at starting a Neighborhood Council, since the new city charter for Los Angeles provides for them. I don't know, I just would like to get in touch with a few people who want to educate others. And I apologize for rambling, but I can't even get drunk anymore with out talking someone's ear off about the horrors of totalitarian agriculturism, so I figure you have a little rambling due - if only because you'll listen. thank you.

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