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a normal day

i accomplished stuff today. the main thing was making an appointment at the vet for a checkup for the cat. for some weird reason, i'm really looking forward to that. i also managed to return both of the copies of the RotK book on tape, and get a new one that supposedly works. the returns desk at border's is apparently NOT just for show. they gave me a hard time about opening the stuff, though. how am i supposed to know it's broken if i don't open it? well, they think that people had de-magnetized both of the previous purchases with the security thingy. oafs.

in exchange for homemade stir-fry, i took tiff out to teach her manual transmission. after 2 hours in the parking lot, she drove home, so i'd call it a success. i'm either a good teacher or it's damn easy to learn to drive stick on the aspire. probably more the latter.

now i'm here at work and there's a moderate amount of work to do, i have a 3am and 5am maintenance, and i got in early. my feelings on the Obvious Topic are pretty much summed up today by frankensteela.


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Sep. 11th, 2002 04:03 am (UTC)
Frankensteela obviously has never had to live in any other society. I think you have a seriously misguided radical on your hands. Just for one, the original mandate from the UN did not allow Bush 41 to finish Saddam off. Old Frank needs to do some heavy history study. Just facts, not propoganda.
Sep. 11th, 2002 07:19 am (UTC)
No one can truly feel or know the full amount of pain and suffering in the world, nor should we. To attempt to do so can only make one depressed. So only idiots and fools even try.
To suggest that the US does not get it's fair share of suffering in the world is ludicrous. If you want to feel the pain of the world - go there - don't ask the US to mirror their suffering. If other nations blame us for being prosperous, that's THEIR problem, not ours. What they are experiencing is called jealousy. What you are experiencing is called guilt. We shouldn't attempt to spread suffering around whether or not it makes them or you better.

We know who attacked us. We have the ability to stop them. What should we do? Fret that there are other evils too. Hell no - we fight the evils we can. We can't be responsible for all the worlds pain. We can only help where we can.

I am reminded of the Serenity Prayer:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.

Know the difference, Kim!

And your father is right... Frankenstella is more machine now than human - twisted and evil.
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