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    I'm just gonna put this here without further comment:

    Convention on the Rights of the Child

    Currently 194 countries have ratified, accepted, or acceded to it (some with stated reservations or interpretations) including every member of the United Nations except Somalia, South Sudan and the United States.[5][7] Both Somalia and the United States have signed the document but have not ratified it.[18] In September 2014, the Federal Government of Somalia adopted the Convention, with the Federal Parliament now required to ratify, before Somalia can become a party.[10] South Sudan approval act of the convention was approved by parliament in 2013, but requires the president's signature before it can become a party.[9]


    The United States government played an active role in the drafting of the Convention and signed it on 16 February 1995, but has not ratified it. The Convention is unlikely to be ratified in the near future because it forbids both the death penalty and life imprisonment for children(Article 37),[1] even though a state can legitimately ratify subject to reservations or interpretations. It has been claimed that opposition to the Convention stems primarily from political and religious conservatives.[47] For example, the Heritage Foundation sees it as threatening national control over domestic policy[48] and the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) argues that the CRC threatens homeschooling.[49] Since 2005 Supreme Court decisions found juvenile executions unconstitutional as "cruel and unusual punishment"[50][51][52] and that mandatory sentences of life without the possibility of parole are unconstitutional for juvenile offenders.[53]

    State laws regarding the practice of closed adoption may also require overhaul in light of the Convention's position that children have a right to identity from birth.

    President Barack Obama has described the failure to ratify the Convention as "embarrassing" and had promised to review this.[54][55] The United States has signed and ratified two of the optional protocols to the Convention,[11][12] the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, and the Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography.
    Convention on the Rights of the Child - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    HELP. I can't draw anymore.

    Personality traits: a summary by Yar'Chun
    Introverted - Independent bitch
    Extraverted - Weak
    Intuitive - Creative 4th dimension spacelord
    Sensing - Dumb
    Feeling - Such confused wow
    Thinking - Smart
    Judjing - Nel mio intimo c'è Chilly
    Perceiving - Oooh butterflies

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    To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
    ~ Elbert Hubbard

    Music provides one of the clearest examples of a much deeper relation between mathematics and human experience.

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    Random thought 1:

    This is how my ideal guy should look like:

    In terms of personality, he must also have an air of mystery/melancholy/seriousness surrounding him. Only then will I be attracted to him.


    Random thought 2:

    I was thinking about what I couldn't live without, and I realized that I can't live without music. A deep part of myself is expressed through music. I have been through so much and there were many times when I just feel like giving up on music, but my passion for music is reignited again and again.
    Whenever I am in the mall and if there is some music playing in the background or if there is someone singing on stage, I'd immediately stop my pace just to listen to those music. I always have to listen to music at least 5 minutes every day. If I go too long without listening to music, I start feeling depressed.
    Is music my destined career path? Should I spend all my energy pursuing music? Everybody has a purpose in life, but what is mine? I need to have a goal in life, I feel depressed without a goal in life, but what is my goal in life?

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    Much of in-game communication would dissolve if words like 'gay', 'fag' and 'noob' were auto-censored. I would love to see the immediate effects of such an experiment.
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    I think that's the butterfly.
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    To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
    ~ Elbert Hubbard

    Music provides one of the clearest examples of a much deeper relation between mathematics and human experience.

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