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Oct 11, 2001

Not a good time to have a cold
Personal Commentary
Over the past couple of days, I've had a bad cold, so bad that I couldn't hardly sit up straight long enough to check my email. This basically the one time in my life where I actually expect the TV to entertain me to some extent. Fortunately, my effective IQ drops the requisite 30 or 40 points necessary for being able to watch TV that much. (Thank goodness I feel well enough to use the laptop to post this today. Still can't sit up straight for very long, but at least I can read & write today.)

Let me tell you, it's not been a good time to have a cold and try to watch TV...

"A third person in Florida has been infected..." *click*

"COMING UP NEXT: THE SYMPTOMS TO WATCH FOR" *click*

"Anthrax's symptoms initially look like a bad cold or flu..." *click*

"If you have a bad cold that doesn't go away, be sure to be worried..." *click*

"ANTHRAX: WILL IT KILL YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN OR JUST YOUR CHILDREN?" *click*

"Yes, I believe that biological warfare could happen anytime, anywhere." *power off*

Is it too much to ask that I be able to have a cold without twenty channels trying desperately to convince me I have anthrax? Bleh.

 


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Oct 09, 2001

How the terror trail went unseen
Misc.
"Events have vindicated our position", adds Ian Miller, a computer security specialist and one of the experts whom Mr Straw has accused of being "naïve". The attacks, he said, worked because they had "none of the hallmarks of clandestine activity the intelligence agencies normally look for. They did nothing suspicious - until they did something abominable".

 


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Oct 09, 2001

Joining the Chomsky-Bashing Bandwagon
Personal Commentary
'If I ever hear from that effete, boorish, pseudo-intellectual rectocranial inversion again, it'll be too soon. It's like listening to George Bush's ineffectual, bookish cousin, minus the charm.'

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Oct 08, 2001

Scripting News
Personal Commentary
'"One man in Florida is dead. Another was found to have anthrax in his nose. They worked in the same office. Stevens lived within a mile of an airport that one of the Sept 11 terrorists flew out of. Is this a coincidence or terrorism?"'

If it's terrorism, then so far it's a horribly botched job. 5000 people dead, not to diminish the tragedy of the WTC, was a blip. Two doesn't even rate that.

Really, the next few days will be the decisive factor. Remember not to panic. ;-)

 


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Oct 08, 2001

Scripting News
Personal Commentary
'"One man in Florida is dead. Another was found to have anthrax in his nose. They worked in the same office. Stevens lived within a mile of an airport that one of the Sept 11 terrorists flew out of. Is this a coincidence or terrorism?"'

If it's terrorism, then so far it's a horribly botched job. 5000 people dead, not to diminish the tragedy of the WTC, was a blip. Two doesn't even rate that.

Really, the next few days will be the decisive factor. Remember not to panic. ;-)

 


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