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Benjamin McCarty

"Avoid Things You Find Comfortable"

Grand Island, NE, USA
male, age 38
Youth Care Worker
Speaks: English
Joined Sep 3, 2006
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Joined Sep 3, 2006 Activist Aspirations Casual 
Here for Meeting Friends, Dating, Job Search, Support a Cause 
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Groups (AGR) A Green Road, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, Habitat for Humanity, Healthy Cooking, NPR - National Public Radio
Hometown Grand Island, NE 
Birthday Dec 02, 1979  
Languages English  
About Me I am an intelligent and kind individual who sometimes needs to keep his idealistic elitism in check. I have the confidence of my convictions which sometimes borders on arrogance (at least I'm aware of some of my faults). I'm loyal to those who share a similar moral code of compassion, understanding, and tolerance. I believe in the importance of strong family and empowered friends.
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Pets Dogs, Mice  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Christian - Other  
Eating Habits Keep it Healthy  
Wild Fact About Me I had the opportunity to shake hands and have my picture taken with former President Bill Clinton at the White House, on two seperate occasions.
My Philosophy Live your life in a way that inspires others to accomplish their dreams.
What Gives Me Hope The ability of the human character to continuously improve on it's flaws.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Forgive all Third World debt and increase funding for bio-energy sources.
What/who changed my life and why Discovering the amazing seduction of self-destruction inherent in free thinking idealists throughout the history of modern civilization. This I picked up somewhere in the haze of my freshman year of college, and it was a difficult and painful leason to learn.
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Role Models parents, Dostoyevsky, the guy on Broadwell Street who always w  
Quotation "It looked as though men were puppets in the hands of an unknown force, which drove them to do this and that; and sometimes they used their reason to justify their actions; and when this was impossible, they did the actions in despite of reason." - W.Somerset Maugham's 'Of Human Bondage'
Interests pets, Wildlife, Architecture, Books - Author, Community Development, Fair/Alternative Trade, History, Linguistics, Movies, Music, National Parks, News / Media, Philosophy, Photography, Politics, Social Work, Sociology, Spirituality/Phi  
Music Pearl Jam, Radiohead, early 90s grunge, Thursday, Flogging Molly, Grateful Dead, Phish, Tool, Modest Mouse, Forty Twenty, Blue October, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Jay Farrar, The Jayhawks, Bright Eyes, Cursive, anything with a message  
Movies Magnolia, 21 Grams, The 25th Hour, Munich, Fight Club, I Am Sam, The Life Aquatic, Big Fish, Rodger Dodger, Singles, Waking Life  
TV Shows It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The Simpsons, Boston Legal, oh yeah, SportsCenter  
Favorite Foods New York Strip Steak & Baked Potato, Hot Braised Pork from Imperial Palace, Anything Curry, spicy, Carne Asade with fresh pico de gallo, beer-can chicken and corn on the cob, I could keep going and going  
Favorite Places Well, in my dreams I love going to the Baltic , especially Slovakia and Ukraine  
Can't Live Without I cannot live without the love of my fam, kind friends, the freedom to stand by my convictions, self respect, continuous curiosity  
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    Sep 3, 2006 9:35 PM

    Benjamin M. (2)
    Whassup!  I'm new to this whole webpage thing, so bear with me.  Hopefully a few my friends will be able to better stay in contact with me this way, as I am difficult to get ahold of over the phone.  I'm in no means a techno savvy person and have a very limited knowledge of the internet world, so this will be a learning experience that will give me an opportunity to try something new and different!
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