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December 1st, 2006


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02:01 pm - It's a tad blustery, but that's not really important. . .
So today it's kinda blustery outside. People keep talking about it (one gent demonstrated the force of the wind to his friends by stumbling about in the lobby of my building when I got back from lunch), but it's really not that impressive to me. Sure, the wind is blowing, but then, it kinda always does. You know, it's wind. And wind, as they say, blows.

I would point out, though, that 'tis an ill wind that blows no minds.

Personally, I'm more concerned about the state of disaster I heard Kansas was in this morning, given that I have family there whose livelihood can be destroyed by a very bad ice storm, like the one that has recently passed over there.

The weather here, honestly, is annoying but not bad or extraordinary to me.

I've been following the conversations on ADF-Liturgists, but avoiding posting recently. A number of conversations have come up here on LJ, and they've been rather fun to talk through without a lot of the emotion that seems to have spurred discussion on the email list. Those I've talked to on LJ seem a lot more willing to chat about things, and I don't have to worry about being formal.

The prayer time has helped, too. With a recently cleaned room and a greater tendency to sleep in my bed (instead of the couch, which is where I have been exhaustedly falling asleep until about this week), I'm reopening a deeper personal practice. My liturgy journal is behind in postings, but it's not so far behind in being written down. I just have to find the time this weekend to do some catching up.

I picked up issue # 12 of the Army of Darkness comic book. The cover I got, of course, is the one with Ash and the two schoolgirls. I mean, honestly, what did you expect? The back cover, though, indicates that unlucky issue # 13 will involve the death of Ashley J. Williams. I'm curious to see how this plays out, but it's expected to coincide nicely with a Marvel Comics crossover, Marvel Zombies. Why didn't I get into comic books as a kid? This is kinda fun!

I'm also highly amused at two headlines, sitting sid-by-side in the politics section of CNN today:
Um. . . I think that the first and the second one are mutually exclusive. The GOP is apparently not happy with telling you what you can and can't do in your bedroom; it now also wishes to legislate when you're allowed to feel pain for the first time. How's that for civil liberties and personal responsibility?

Time to write my rat of a congresswoman yet again. She's so good at what she does.

Oh yeah: I also have a "terror score" assigned to me for the next forty years. Didn't know you were reading a terrorist's LJ, did ya? I wasn't aware I was writing one until just this morning.

I'll be at Outland tonight. . . We'll see how the 80's/industrial/goth night goes. I'm curious how it'll all play out.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: "Little Miss Magic", -JB

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From:snakesinspace
Date:December 1st, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)
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I think you'd look nice in coat tails and a top hat. ;)

I had not heard of the terror score, how lovely. Since I just visited the Middle East (the U.A.E.) I wonder how high up on the terrorist scale I am?
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From:zylch
Date:December 1st, 2006 07:20 pm (UTC)
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Probably higher than me -- I only went to Tunisia, which is Islamic but not terribly fundamentalist. But then I did buy a one-way ticket to England, and I changed my name a couple of years ago, so maybe I'm higher than I think.
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From:delphinastar
Date:December 1st, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)
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Ugh... I read about this terror scale about a week ago... Don't you just love it? So if you decide to travel the world, it's not because you want to learn about and experience other cultures, it MUST be because you're a terrorist threat!

Now, I've never been able to travel outside of the country, but I would LOVE to... and we fantasize about it- taking the kids, while they're young, to learn new languages, new cultures, new peoples, break down those walls... expand their world. Bcause awareness- KNOWING is the first step to peace, right? That's how I see it.

Apparently it just means terror...
Sad...


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From:chronarchy
Date:December 1st, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
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Well, yeah. Taking your kids abroad is like sending them to terrorist boarding school. They might learn to speak a foreign language, or do well in math! They might even learn that the US isn't the center of the world.

Wait, I'm spouting terrorist propaganda again.

(betcha this journal entry makes my terror score rise. . . I'm hoping for a perfect 1600 on my TAT: Terrorist Aptitude Test)
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From:ceolnamara
Date:December 1st, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)
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I bet that traveling with you upped my score.

I know it was because I was ready to fight you for the aisle seat.* That must have done it.

I slept on the couch at home for months. It was not as comfortable as my bed. I have now grown to appreciate a good mattress. Spinal Column + Support = Good Night's Sleep.


* There wouldn't have been a fight, because I knew all I had to do was ask nicely. You're generally pretty amenable. And I think you wanted the window seat, anyway.
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From:chronarchy
Date:December 1st, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
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Our trip to Austria certainly tripped some filters. Especially since we did a lot of in-transit changes to our tickets: upgrading to first class, getting a new set of seats, and "extending" our stay.

We're total terrorists.
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From:singingwren
Date:December 1st, 2006 08:06 pm (UTC)
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*makes face at you*

What kind of jerk calls weather like this 'annoying' and 'unimpressive'? It's gorgeous! It's wild and dangerous and it smacks of sanctity and unexpected changes. I got the impression as I walked to class today that I was the only one with a prayer of praise swelling in my heart, as well as a prayer for safety (I too have been tracking this behemoth weather shift and thinking about the country.) I can't help but be filled with awe... and here you are not giving a damn at a spectacular display of nature. *feels that she should send you to bed without desert*

....

*shakes head*

Then again, we all know I am odd little pagan.
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From:singingwren
Date:December 1st, 2006 08:07 pm (UTC)
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*or dessert, either, that's how naughty you've been*
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From:chronarchy
Date:December 1st, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
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Best comment ever. Point.
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From:chronarchy
Date:December 1st, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC)
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Even if he ends up in a world full of Marvel superheroes who are also zombies?
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From:tlachtga
Date:December 1st, 2006 11:31 pm (UTC)
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How did you find out about having a terrorist score assigned to you?

Damn--I was in the UK last month--does that put me on a watch list? Of course, I tend to get pulled over and searched whenever I'm in Heathrow. I dunno, maybe they think I'm in the IRA or something.
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From:chronarchy
Date:December 2nd, 2006 11:50 pm (UTC)
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My understanding from this and all other reports I've heard and read is that anyone who has left the country in the past four years for any reason has a score assigned to them.

That, of course, could be incorrect, but since I was in Austria last year, if this is indeed the case, I am officially scored as "terrorist", at least to some extent.
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From:tlachtga
Date:December 1st, 2006 11:40 pm (UTC)
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BTW, my mother-in-law works in law enforcement (she's the assistant to the chief of police for--gasp!--Springfield. Um, no Wiggam jokes, plz), and I asked her to look me up on Monday. Ooo--I can't wait to find out if I'm a terrorist!
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From:ns_kumiho
Date:December 2nd, 2006 10:41 pm (UTC)
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The scores are based on ATS' analysis of their travel records and other data, including items such as where they are from, how they paid for tickets, their motor vehicle records, past one-way travel, seating preference and what kind of meal they ordered.

Recent intellegence reports suggest that Terrorists order vegetarian in-flight meals, drink their coffee black, and prefer Pepsi to Coke.
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From:rfunk
Date:December 4th, 2006 10:28 pm (UTC)

Recent intelligence reports

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Terrorists order vegetarian in-flight meals, drink their coffee black, and prefer Pepsi to Coke.

Wow, I must be a terrorist then. Who knew?

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