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So, for the past week, I've been sleeping between 7:30am and 2pm in order to work the 8pm to 6am shift. Friday, I only slept between 8 and 11, and had the light cat nap in the plane back home. This worked as designed, as I fell asleep between 11am and midnight.

The cats were cuddly creatures. My sleep was interrupted periodically by cat snuggles and purrs. Sascha was at one point laying on a pillow next to the headboard, which in turn was right above my head. I do vaguely recall little soft cat paws laying across my forehead at some point until I tickled them out of the way.

Anyway, the end result is that I awoke too early. 4am, to be precise. I spent the time reading and watching Bill Moyers' Journal.

This show, of course, did nothing to cheer me up, but it was fascinating. Items covered include the rise in power of Regent University's Law School, founded by Pat Robertson. Recall that Monica Goodling, currently embroiled in the Department of Justice hiring/firing scandal, is a graduate from there. 150 employees in various aspects of the Bush Administration are graduates of Regent. The woman who did a lot of hiring for said administration was, you guessed it, a Regent graduate.

I respect people's right to live their lives as they see fit, including being a Christian Lawyer. I wish they would just respect the right to live my life how I choose as well.

The Iraq War is also still an issue. with pressure for a timetable, and continued deaths and fighting in Iraq, it has to be an issue. It's hard for most of us, who haven't served, or who don't come from war torn countries to understand what it's like to live in Iraq. We don't worry about being killed for our affiliation. We don't have to leave for work thinking that a suicide bomber will likely come in and destroy a business or home, or public venue. We don't have to pay that price.

But some of us do. Those that serve their country with a level of devotion that I don't think the current administration deserves. Take Sergeant Ty Ziegle (I haven't been able to confirm the spelling, yet). He suffered a loss an eye, part of his arm, a fractured skull, and severe burns while serving in Iraq. He is back home and has married his high school sweetheart. Here's a picture of the happy couple:

All this over forged documents and false pretenses.
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[livejournal.com profile] scarcrest shared this from the blog of Jesus' General.

It brought up the following issues:

  • Halliburton's move to Dubai may have the opportunity to facilitate their transferring exports to individuals that support terrorism or the other side in the war on terror.

  • A review of the history of American Corporations supporting "evil" nations. At least nations we perceive to be evil.
  • The Bush's wealth can be traced to Nazi Germany.
  • Ford motor company sold about 120,000 vehicles to Nazi Germany. Some poking around on the web shows that GM profited as well.
  • IBM provided the technology necessary to keep data on where Jews lived and also tracked their whereabouts and destiny in the concentration camps. (I guess this was old news, but somehow I missed this info when it first came out.)

And so I must ramble )
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If this is true, this makes me angry and sad. What's the point in laying our soldiers' lives on the line if the people who are supposed to be the "good guys" are corrupt? See the article here.

What would happen if more people valued honor over greed and power?
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First off, National Atlas is a fun site. You can create all sorts of interesting maps about the United States.

Second, today was on the rough side, albeit largely successful. I got some sort of sinus headache and allergy action going on. I came home, promptly took a 50 minute power nap, while my cats snuggled up to me, then was able to be up and running.

Third, while playing City of Heroes, it's really fun to walk up to the other female in your party who looks like she's undead and ask, "Say, Pink Raven, do you ever have that not-so-fresh feeling"?

Fourth, as many of you commented, today is the fifth anniversary of 9/11. My thoughts on this )
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[livejournal.com profile] syreene linked to a link of this, but I thought it was interesting to read a larger exerpt of this Marine General's address. Go here.

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