Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I received the following as an email

>Subject: Fw: : Written by a Canadian Mom
>One of my sons serves in the army. He is still here in
>He called me yesterday to let me know how warm and welcoming people were
>to him, and his fellow soldiers, everywhere he goes, telling me how people
>shake their
>hands, and thank them for being willing to serve, and fight, for not only
>our own freedoms but so that others may have them also.
>But he also told me about an incident in the grocers' shop
>he stopped at yesterday, on his way home from the quarters. He said that
>ahead of several people in front of him stood a woman dressed in a burkha.
>He said when
>she got to the checkout she loudly remarked about the Canadian Flag
>lapel badge the cashier wore on her blouse. The cashier reached up and
>touched the
>badge, and said proudly," Yes, I always wear it and probably always
>The woman in the burkha then asked the cashier when she was going to
>stop bombing her countrymen, explaining that she was an Afghani.
>A gentleman standing behind my son stepped forward, putting his arm
>around my son's shoulders, and nodding towards my son, said in a calm and
>gentle voice to the Afghani woman. "Lady, hundreds of thousands of
>men and women like this young man have fought and died so that YOU could
>stand here, in MY country and accuse a check-out cashier of bombing YOUR
>countrymen. It
>is my belief that had you been this outspoken in YOUR own country, we
>wouldn't need to be there today. But, hey, if you have now learned how to
>speak out so loudly and clearly, I'll gladly buy you a ticket and pay
>your way back to Afghanistan so you can straighten out the mess in YOUR
>country that you are obviously here, in MY, country to avoid."
>Everyone within hearing distance cheered!IF YOU
>AGREE -------
>Pass this on to all your proud friends----- I most certainly did!

Perhaps is WE thought less in terms of Them vs. Us, we would be
able to focus on better solutions than blowing each other up.
But then we wouldn't get that great smugness that comes from knowing you
live a better life than those backward heathens.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Iraq and Afghanistan

I try to avoid talking on this over-done subject as much as possible, but I had a conversation a little while ago I thought was pertinent to relate.
It was mentioned that George W. Bush has gone into Iraq without a valid exit strategy. He cannot pull out now, for risk of looking uncommitted, but staying is costing soldier's lives and money.
What can he do?
Well, although this may seem reminiscent of England invasion of Scotland so many centuries ago, why not simply ask for soldiers who would be interested in permanent duty over there? We wouldn't be abandoning the country, but it would ensure that the people that are there, are there with the intent to build a good, strong, country. Which is our goal, right? There are undoubtedly people out there that are in love with the culture and nation, so let them stay there, give them land, make sure they keep their jobs as American Soldiers, to maintain a visual deterrence, and thus decrease the amount of active forces over there.

Thursday, December 07, 2006


My whole fricken computor. Wiped.
I'm so lost.
All my golramm music. About 7,000 songs. Gone.
All my golramm pictures. Including ones from Mexico. Gone.
All my golramm homework. Including one still yet to be handed in. Gone.

I'm so lost. It's like I loved someone, and now they have amnesia, and all our memories, all our time together is lost. They don't even know who I am. I can go through the other pictures, try to make them remember, but it's not the same. I feel so adrift.
I'm such a loser.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Fuzzy Logic

I've decided that I dislike vague things.
Of all things I abhor most, "possible" is the highest.
I dislike "alternate endings" in movies, books, comics, and especially my own life. I don't EVER want to know what "might have been" or "could have if I had X, Y, or Z'd".
I think most of this is due to my incredible guilt factor, and the obscenly high regret ability I posses.
I dislike things that are not clearly defined, or do not fit into a category. I like things that fit into more than one category, as long as fitting in one does not lower their ability to fit in another.
I wonder if this is something I should change?