Now this is primitive
Go read this
post by Omri. Put down all beverages before doing so.
Omri, I'm so glad to have you back. permalink
Lighten the mood, please!
I'm cranky. I'm always cranky when I'm sick. I prefer to be left alone
to suffer in peace. But there's all this crankiness all over my blog,
so I'm trying to figure out a way to make things less cranky.
Of course, there's one way that comes immediately to mind: Catblogging.
Terrorist Death Watch: The cancer
on Israel has cancer
Or at least, Medpundit
thinks so (thanks, Megan).
I'm not a doctor. But I know about my relatives' bouts with cancer. If
he has cancer, Arafat is in great pain right now.
I've seen that
look before, on my relatives when they were near death. I'm starting
to think that the reason Israel said he could come back is because they
know he's going to die.
up to this on Lynn's blog. It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
Here's hoping. And by the way, Yasser: Rot in hell. permalink
Since the mass-murdering bastard is taking his time dying, we'll probably
have more than a few of these posts.
Arafat steals from his own people. We already knew this, and the EU ignores
it. But here's testimony
from his own bankers:
I first met Arafat in April 1995 while trying to secure
a banking license for the PIB. This meeting at his Gaza office, though
brief, was cordial and encouraging. I thought things would go smoothly.
But, as the PIB grew more popular, Arafat's inner circle and, specifically,
Muhammad Rashid, a PA official, also known as Khalid Salam and often
described as an economic advisor to Arafat and manager of a small percentage
of PIB stocks, made it difficult for us to branch out and move forward.
The PA, which strictly controls Palestinian media, launched a negative
media blitz against us in a bid to suppress our growth. The systematic
effort to undermine PIB came after I refused to cede power to Muhammad
Over the course of fifteen meetings, I became better
acquainted with Arafat and grew increasingly concerned with his leadership
style. Arafat and top PA officials did not respect the rule of law;
many were corrupt. Arafat believed neither in separation of powers nor
in checks and balances. His animosity toward accountability thwarted
efforts to establish a responsible leadership. By 1996, Palestinians
in the PA were saying they had traded one occupation for two, the one
by Israel and the one by Arafat and his cronies.
Rather than use donor funds for their intended purposes,
Arafat regularly diverted money to his own accounts. It is amazing that
some U.S. officials still see the Palestinian Authority as a partner
even after U.S. congressional records revealed authenticated PLO papers
signed by Arafat in which he instructed his staff to divert donors'
money to projects benefiting himself, his family, and his associates.
How did Arafat's inner circle benefit? In 1994, he
instructed the Palestinian Authority official in charge of finances,
Muhammad Nashashibi, to fund secretlyto the tune of $50,000 per
montha Jerusalem publicity center for Raymonda Tawil, Arafat's
mother-in-law, and Ibrahim Qar'in, an associate of Arafat's family.
He also ordered the investment in the computer companies of Ali
and Mazzan Sha'ath, sons of Nabil Sha'ath, the PA's key negotiator in
talks with Israel. Amin Haddad, Arafat's designated governor of the
Palestine Monetary Authority, established several import-export companies
acting as the front man for Arafat. The Palestinian Economic Council
for Development and Reconstruction financed these activities. Thus,
an organization meant to channel funds from donor countries like France
and Germany became a mechanism by which to enrich Arafat.
[...] On November 28, 1999, I became a victim of Arafat's
abuse of power and flagrant disregard for the law. That's when, in direct
breach of the law, Arafat issued a decree dissolving the Palestine International
Bank's board of directors. The state-controlled Palestine Monetary Authority
took over the bank, and with Arafat's blessing and written approval,
formed a new supervisory board of directors, including at least one
convicted and Interpol-wanted felon. The unlawful takeover was a confiscation
of my own, my shareholders', and my clients' private assets for Arafat's
personal use. At the date of seizure, PIB total assets amounted to $105
million. Since the takeover, they have neither called for a shareholders'
meeting nor disclosed the bank's balance sheet.
The PLC investigated the seizure of the bank after
I lodged a complaint in 2000 about the PIB's unlawful takeover. The
PMA governor then threatened the bank's auditing firm, Talal Abu Ghazaleh
International (TAGI), for revealing facts and figures that implicated
the Palestinian leadership. The PMA governor took punitive measures
against them but was unanimously condemned by the PLC. Meanwhile,
the PMA altered, hid, or destroyed bank records in their campaign to
demonstrate malfeasance on my part retroactively. They supplied false
information to the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) group leading to a faulty
audit. PWC seems to have taken for granted the accuracy of material
that PMA governor Amin Haddad supplied, but he both provided some fraudulent
documents and omitted others. The Qatari government, which has remained
interested in the case because of my Qatari citizenship, rejected the
As they seized the bank, Arafat's security services
harassed me. I fled to the Qatari mission in Gaza. Arafat's staff confiscated
my private belongings, including my car, which Arafat took for himself.
My brother Issa accompanied a Qatari Foreign Ministry delegation to
Gaza in order to resolve the stalemate. But, upon his arrival, Palestinian
police acting on orders from Arafat arrested him. The PA said they would
trade his freedom for mine. Only after the State of Qatar threatened
Arafat with financial sanctions and severing of diplomatic ties did
the PA give us free passage to leave Gaza for Qatar.
This is the man whom the French
insist is the only man who can broker a peace. Shyeah. permalink
Today's moment of Kitty Zen
Rahel will be pleased.
I could not decide between two pictures, so you get them both. Here's
Gracie, on the top shelf of the closet, getting her fur all over my black
sweatshirt. Good thing it's not quite sweatshirt weather yet. Well, okay,
it is, but I'm wearing my grey one, which she has yet to sleep on.
I'm thinking the picture of her lying down could truthfully be called
kitty p0rn. And it's funny how it makes her look mostly white, when she
is clearly more orange than white on her sides.
She sure has that "Better than you" attitude down pat, doesn't
And she is currently upstairs, yowling for me to come up and play with
her. Well, it's nearly bedtime, and I'm still trying to get rid of this
cold, so I think that can be arranged. permalink
Thoughts on self-destruction
Wretchard had a
post about Arafat that got me to thinking.
Twenty years of European and UN Middle Eastern policy
may be lying on the deathbed with Arafat. That they had to fly in doctors
to treat him in a makeshift clinic underscores how, after 50 years of
UN relief and billions in European investment, there are no Palestinian
institutions. Not even decent hospitals for its supreme leader. The
downside of the Arab Way of War -- the Intifada in this case -- is that
the concept of victory through denial is inherently pyrrhic. 'We burned
our village in order to keep it from falling into enemy hands' is like
lighting a match to examine the gas tank; it works but misses the point.
Palestine was cursed by the example of Algeria, which
after evicting the French, could spend the next three decades cleansing
itself of the poisons of terrorism. Arafat forgot that the Jews, unlike
the French in Algeria, were as much a part of region as themselves.
In place of protracted war, which at all events ends, Arafat embarked
upon an eternal war with the eternal Jew. He would enter Algeria's tunnel
of terror with no light at the end of it.
Rudyard Kipling wrote something similar in the
first Jungle Book, back in 1894:
Ever since Akela had been deposed, the Pack had been
without a leader, hunting and fighting at their own pleasure. But they
answered the call from habit; and some of them were lame from the traps
they had fallen into, and some limped from shot wounds, and some were
mangy from eating bad food, and many were missing. But they came to
the Council Rock, all that were left of them, and saw Shere Khan's striped
hide on the rock, and the huge claws dangling at the end of the empty
dangling feet. It was then that Mowgli made up a song that came up into
his throat all by itself, and he shouted it aloud, leaping up and down
on the rattling skin, and beating time with his heels till he had no
more breath left, while Gray Brother and Akela howled between the verses.
"Look well, O Wolves. Have I kept my word?"
said Mowgli. And the wolves bayed "Yes," and one tattered
"Lead us again, O Akela. Lead us again, O Man-cub,
for we be sick of this lawlessness, and we would be the Free People
"Nay," purred Bagheera, "that may not
be. When ye are full-fed, the madness may come upon you again. Not for
nothing are ye called the Free People. Ye fought for freedom, and it
is yours. Eat it, O Wolves."
It took the Seonee Wolf Pack three years, which is about one wolf generation,
to recover. It's going to take a lot longer for the pals to form a decent
society, I'm afraid. And they don't have a Mowgli and Akela to help them.
And now, for something completely
Lair Simon is so hot today,
that you simply have to go to the top of his blog and scroll down. But
if you want individual posts, nearly all of which require spit-monitor
warnings, go here,
I'm thinking the profile
in the New York Times might have had something to do with inspiring
him. Or perhaps it's the lack of catblogging today.
If you want some dogblogging, you can try Harrison,
who's probably all annoyed at the publicity cats are getting lately. He'd
vote for Bush if dogs were allowed to vote. Guess he'll have to as AHM
to vote for him, instead. permalink
Israel repeats the mistakes of
The biggest mistake in modern Israeli historythe biggest
mistake in modern Israeli historywas letting
Yasser Arafat back into Israel from Tunisia, and allowing him to invent
the palestinian authority and pretend to be other than the mass-murdering
terrorist that we know him to be. So what does Israel do today?
They're going to let
Arafat go to Jordan for medical treatment and come back when he's
better. (See, I told you I wasn't going to put up a dead pool. Bastard
has a hundred lives.)
Let him set up his Muqata in Jordan. As soon as Arafat leaves Ramallah,
the IDF ought to move in on the 200 terrorists that Arafat has been shielding
for three years. The Force 17 bastards who are responsible for terror
attacks, and all the rest on the most-wanted list that Arafat won't let
I cannot believe they're this stupid that they won't take advantage of
the situation. What are the palestinians going to do? Shoot
mortars at Israeli communities? Blow
themselves up on buses? Attack
civilians? Gee, that'd be different.
Yeah. That's why all three of those stories are from today's Jerusalem
I don't understand how they can let the bastard back, just because he's
ill. Reverse the situation, and you know what the result would be. permalink
On Second Thought
So I'm trying to go to bed, and I wind up reading a few more blogs instead,
and come across yet
another post on the 377 tons of explosives that have "gone missing"
in the Al-QaQaa depot, and I start wondering: Am I the only one childish
enough to point out that the name of the explosives depot is funny? I
mean, really. Al-QaQaa. What do they call the chemical weapons depot,
Okay, so maybe it's the extra 10k hits I got from the Instalanche affecting
me. Or maybe it's the cold. Or maybe I'm just a big, immature baby who
likes caca jokes. I mean, QaQaa jokes.
from the voting-for-Bush post: "Love your cats, hate your choice
for POTUSA." Thanks, Sandee. Come back for the cat posts, as I did
catch Gracie on my sweatshirt on the top shelf of the closet, and will
be posting the picture tomorrow.
122 comments so far. That's a lot of comments. And only about
half a dozen are calling me an asshat (figuratively, if not literally).
Not bad. Of course, I bite back. I am, after all, the Master
of Juvenile Scorn. So maybe that's why people are keeping it
I wonder if my Teacher Voice comes through in comments? It sure came
through at the end of class yesterday. I've never seen the boys so quiet.
Now I'm going to bed. I made chicken soup tonight. Home-made Jewish penicillin.
And yes, it was very good, and no, you can't have the leftovers. Heidi's
sick, too. I think I'll drop some off for her tomorrow. permalink
Arafat Dead Pool
Yasser Arafat is reportedly dying.
I'm not starting up an Arafat Dead Pool this time, because that mass-murdering
bastard disappoints me every time and manages to survive. However, I am
fervently hoping that his time is near, or that he's already dead, because
few people on this planet deserve death more than he.
On the other hand, I have emails from readers who will be contributing
to the Magen
David Adom Matching Fund if Arafat buys it. I'll be waiting to see
what happens. With any luck, Arafat will be dead by morning.
And yes, I will be celebrating his death. Arafat is responsible for the
deaths of more Jews than any man since Hitler. permalink
Another liberal for Bush
I will be breaking a lifelong streak of voting for Democratic Presidential
candidates on Tuesday: I'm voting for George W. Bush. This will come as
no surprise to regular readers of my blog. It comes as a great surprise
to liberal friends and relatives. They can't see beyond the Democrat-Republican
label. Though I've never been a one-issue voter in the past, to me, this
election boils down to one issue: The war on terror. I don't believe John
Kerry can fight that war.
I think Kerry is a liar and a poseur. You cannot have a career of pacifism
and voting against military issues and suddenly turn around and declare
yourself a fit commander-in-chief. It takes more than a campy salute and
a "reporting for duty" at the DNC to make me believe Kerry is
fit for command. I believe he is more unfit for command than any other
candidate who ran against him, with the possible exception of Howard Dean.
And may I say that the Democratic party may lose me forever if they can't
give me a candidate I can respect and believe in.
The Democrats have forced my hand. I was praying for a candidate I could
vote for with the confidence that he would continue the war against the
fascists who would change our world into one of uncompromising totalitarianism.
In the past, I would have voted Democratic regardlesshell, I voted
for Walter Mondalebut not today. Today, I think our safety,
and the future of our way of life, is in danger. And I don't think John
Kerry gets that.
These were the nails in the coffin for me, when Kerry told the DNC:
"Any attack will be met with a swift and certain
That's not good enough. We are at war now; I don't want a president who
will wait until we are attacked in order to respond. I want the targeted
assassinations of terrorists. I want the continued isolation of terrorist
nations like Syria and Iran. I want dictators like Muammar Ghadafy to
be sweating for their lives and careers. I want someone who is committed
to trying to plant the seed of democracy in the Middle East, not someone
who thinks that is an impossibility. Kerry has indicated that his Middle
East policy will be more of the same, using Clinton's failed tactics and
Clinton's failed negotiators. That's not good enough.
I disagree with nearly every single part of George Bush's domestic policies.
I am pro-gay rights, pro-choice, pro-stem cell research, against huge
tax cuts for big business, not a strict constructionist regarding Supreme
Court Justices. I am in favor of unions (or at least, what unions were
supposed to be), affirmative action, and most of the rest of the liberal
But the war trumps everything.
I lived twelve miles west of the World Trade Center on 9/11. I could
see the smoke rising from a lookout point at a nearby park. I could smell
the smoke of the burning towers every time the wind was in the east. On
November 15th of 2001, I came out of a steakhouse to find the air permeated
not with the odor of the steakhouse's grill, but once again, with the
smell of the towers burning. Three thousand innocents died on 9/11. We
are at war, and we need a president who will recognize that, and act accordingly.
"Any attack will be met with a swift and certain
That's not good enough. Neither is a record of pacifism and anti-war
activities. I don't trust John Kerry to ensure my safety, and the safety
of my country. Congress can take care of the domestic issues. I'm voting
for Bush for President on Tuesday. permalink
The apartheid lie
An excellent article about the
lie that Israel is an apartheid state; so of course, it is not found
in any major publication. Fellow bloggers, a call for publicity here:
The article, not me.
South Africa's apartheid died in 1994, but the word
is alive: Israel is accused of being "the new apartheid" while
its founding ideology, Zionism, is attacked as "racism." How
true are these accusations? Mere repetition, however frequent, widespread
and fervent, does not in itself give them validity.
Describing Israel as an "emerging apartheid"
gathered force in the run-up to the UN anti-racism conference in Durban
in August 2001 and was given aggressive expression there. However, after
pressure by democratic countries, the subsequent conference of governments
expunged virtually every attack on Israel from its final document. The
Sept. 11 destruction a few days later pushed the "new apartheid"
campaign to the back burner. But in Chicago, Ramallah, Johannesburg,
London, Cairo, Sydney, the phrase is increasingly heard.
If the apartheid label is appropriate, it provides
a potent political weapon. If, however, the usage is wrong it reduces
the vile system of racism perpetrated in South Africa to just another
swear word. It also raises questions about the motivation of those who
apply it. Clear purpose can indeed be discerned in the efforts to make
the apartheid stigma stick: To have Israel viewed as, and declared,
illegitimate. That is, to challenge its right to existence -- and to
ensure that Israelis are made unwelcome abroad and that it becomes politically
correct to boycott Israeli products and to discourage investment in
[...] The word "Bantustan" is often used
in an accusatory way to describe Israel's policy about a future Palestinian
state. Bantustans were the tribal mini-states created as a means of
depriving the black population of citizenship in "white" South
Africa. The common element between Israel and the apartheid state is
control, seen especially in restrictions on freedom of movement so too
is the grabbing of land.
But the root causes are different. White South Africans
invented the Bantustans to pen black people into defined reservoirs
of labor, being allowed to leave only when working for white South Africa.
The Israeli intention is the opposite: To keep out Palestinians, having
as little to do with them as possible.
Second, Israel inside the Green Line. In South Africa
pre-1994, skin color determined every single person's life: Where you
were born, where you lived, which school you went to, which bus, train,
beach, hospital, library, park bench and public toilet you used, with
whom you could have sex, what you could study, which jobs you had and
hence how much you could earn and ultimately, where you were buried.
In Israel, Arabs are approximately 20 percent of the
population. In theory they have full citizenship rights but in practice
they suffer extensive discrimination, ranging from land use, diminished
job opportunities and lesser social benefits, to reports of a family
ordered off a beach. None of this is acceptable, and particularly in
a state that prides itself on its democracy. Discrimination occurs despite
equality in law and is buttressed by custom -- but it is not remotely
the South African panoply of discrimination enforced by parliamentary
legislation. Anyone who says that Israel is apartheid does not appreciate
what apartheid was.
Nor does "Zionism is racism" stand up to
scrutiny. Israel has a Jewish majority and they have the right to decide
how to order the society, including defining citizenship. If the majority
wish to restrict immigration and citizenship to Jews, that might be
undesirable in universalist terms but it is their right, just as it
is the right of Saudi Arabia not to allow Christians as citizens. Yet
it is also clearly unfair to give automatic entry to Jews while denying
the "right of return" to Palestinians who fled or were expelled
in the wars of 1948 and 1967. This unfairness is a tragic consequence
of war, which again is anything but unique to Israel.
[...] A crucial indicator of the status of Israel's
minority is that Arabs have the vote black South Africans did not. Certainly,
Arab citizens lack full power as a minority community, but they have
the right and the power to unite among themselves and to ally themselves
with others. Change is possible in Israel, and is happening. One example:
Mosawa (The Center for Equal Rights for the Arab Population in Israel),
acting on a recent law banning discrimination, has launched court action
against a Web site offering jobs to Jews only.
Read it all. permalink
Looks like only Omri can bring me back to my linkfests. Perhaps that's
why I stopped doing this. I missed him too much. Well, he's back, with
a new blog but the same old wicked,
witty, incisive style. He's not at Dejafoo
anymore, but Stan still is.
Lair's latest Carnival
of the Cats is up.
Wind Rider is torturing
his new kitten. We may have to have a UN investigation or something.
I haven't linked to Imshin in a while. This
post is one of the reasons to read her blog regularly.
As always, stereotypes shrink things. The Jewish community
of Poland was not only sizeable, it was also complex and diverse; it
was a whole world. And it does not exist any more.
And that is what hit me head-on, like a freight train
coming straight at me, as I read it does not exist any more.
It was totally destroyed, completely annihilated, and no one remembers,
and no one cares. Poland lives on, without its Jews, the Jews that had
been there for a thousand years, and it doesnt make one bit of
a difference to anyone. A whole world, and its like it was never
there. The Jews were never there.
The idea many people in the west seem to have about
Israel and Israelis is completely stereotypical too. Some flippantly
say that Israel should not exist, that the Israelis should just go back
to where they came from (Where they came from? Back to the communities
they left? What are they talking about here? Poland? Iraq? Libya? Iran?).
They dont care enough to take two minutes to think about what
Treacher is effing hilarious, as
usual. You have simply got to read the
comments to this post. Can you say, "humor-challenged morons"?
I knew you could.
I am correcting my error and putting Jim on my links
page. Sorry, dude, thought you were already there.
By the way, I think I'm falling for Puce.
Tuesday news and views
French Jews are leaving France for safer territory:
An Israeli apartment fair by leading contractors in
Paris last week has posted an unprecedented success. The companies told
"Globes" that they had sold scores of apartments during the
fair, and were negotiating the sale of scores more. Thousands of French
Jews filled the fair's hall at the Maison Israel-France in downtown
Paris, with buyers lining up outside companies' sales offices.
But there is no anti-Semitism in France.
Syria is not
our friend: And Baby Assad is going to have a rude awakening
if W. wins re-election.
"The whole border has become a less welcoming
environment for insurgents," said a senior Western diplomat. "But
the Syrians are trying to have it both ways. They are doing enough to
show they have a real effort, but they don't want to be seen as having
Syria, like most Arab governments in the region, those
analysts say, is happy to see just enough violence so that the Americans
reconsider the policy of regime change through force and the local population
is convinced of the bloody costs of any transition to democracy. But
it does not want anarchy that might spill across its border or prompt
a stampede of refugees.
Regime change in Syria sounds good to me. Down with the Dorktator.
Egypt's Inspector Al-Clouseau: Taba was
by a "disgruntled" pal. Uh-huh.
A disgruntled Palestinian who worked as a driver and
was bent on killing as many Israeli tourists as possible organized the
bombings of three resort areas along the eastern Sinai coast that left
34 people dead this month, the Egyptian government said Monday.
The Interior Ministry announced that of the nine men
involved in the Oct. 7 attack, two of them, including the ringleader,
died unintentionally in one attack, the huge explosion at the Taba Hilton.
Convenient, that they all died in the explosion. And the fact that the
tactics used resemble al-Qaeda's tactics is sheer coincidence. Yeah, whatever.
Today's moment of Kitty Zen
Gracie on the move.
She has finally given me the opportunity to show you the beauty spot
on her right shoulder. permalink
The Times supports Ariel Sharon
of London, anyway.
It cannot be overstressed just how radical the Gaza
withdrawal scheme is and the high price that Mr Sharon has already paid
for it. None of the Labour Prime Ministers since the 1967 war has dared
to attempt to extract Israel from this territory.
Mr Sharon, by contrast, has wisely concluded that it
is both militarily and politically indefensible. His candour here has,
however, provoked a huge split within his Likud Party, a ballot of individual
members which denounced the Prime Ministers formula, and led to
smaller parties deserting his coalition. Mr Sharon today heads a minority
administration and is intensely vulnerable either to a rival such as
Binyamin Netanyahu, his Finance Minister, or to a combination of his
parliamentary opponents in any vote of no confidence.
It is absolutely vital to Israel itself and the region
that the disengagement plan is enacted. It would not of itself rescue
the peace process, but it would demonstrate that positive political
movement is not impossible. At a minimum, it would serve as a policy
downpayment before the point when Palestinians produce a leader with
more personal credibility than the corrupt Yassir Arafat. Palestinians
will be closer than before to controlling their own destiny and to having
a chance to prove that their territory can be run transparently and
If the vote is carried, then international reaction
should not be churlish. The open contempt for Israel has, alas, acquired
a momentum that any concession of whatever substance is dismissed as
a ruse or a cunning ploy to entrench authority over the Palestinian
people. Political leaders should be willing to acknowledge publicly
the scale of the political wager that Mr Sharon has accepted. His critics
have insisted that he would never pursue a pull-out he is proving
Here's my prediction: The EU will say, "Yes, it's a good thing that
Israel is withdrawing from Gaza, BUT..."
BERLIN: Israels withdrawal from the Gaza Strip
should be the first step in a wider pullout from Palestinian territories,
the European Unions foreign policy chief Javier Solana said in
an interview with a German magazine to be published on Monday.
And what about palestinian terrorism?
We plan, probably along with Egypt, to ensure
that the Palestinian security authorities can carry out their duties.
We will send people who are well-prepared so
the Palestinians can have a reasonable command structure and also the
means to carry out their tasks. We want to commit all of our energy
to creating security, otherwise there can be no Palestinian state. Of
course, president Yasser Arafat must do his part and give his prime
minister the necessary powers.
I don't think I'll be getting out of my pajamas today. So that CBS snob
is going to be right about me. But I have a few good reasons, I think.
I worked my normal Friday shift, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Then I came home, wrote
a post or two, and went to bed at 9:30. Because I had to get up at 5 for
a 6:30-3 p.m. shift, then get in my car and drive to my usual 4-11 shift
at the climbing gym. Thankfully, it was slow in the evening and I got
to leave at 9. But I had no energy to do anything blogwise, and went to
bed around 11. Yesterday, I taught religious school in the morning, had
my usual hour in between, then went to the climbing gym for my afternoon
I was very tired when I got home from work last night. That's why no
posts either day.
I'm still quite tired. And a trifle grumpy. I just snapped at the AT&T
rep on the phone who wants me to transfer money from one of my Citibank
accounts to another. (Citibank bought AT&T's credit cards.) Actually,
he probably wants me to transfer my money from my non-Citibank credit
cards, but Chase (which is owned by Citibank) pissed me off big-time last
week, and now holds exactly zero of my dollars, which were transferred
at zero percent interest rate to my other Citibank card, which makes me
quite amused. They're going to call me up next week and offer me a deal
to get me back. Think they'll go below a zero percent interest rate?
Anyway. Don't want to think about money. The bills are due next week
and I'm still shy of what I need to pay them all. Don't want to think
about much of anything. I have not been playing on my new computer, because
I haven't had the time. I may need to reformat the HD and reload all the
software, as I mentioned below. Wind Rider is extremely impressed with
the speed in which I broke my new system. Well, hey. I've always been
good at finding gremlins. When I was a typesetter, the Atex system managers
used to come out to my desk and laugh at me. I froze my terminal a whole
lot of times, and they could never figure out how I did it.
There will be a news post or three upcoming, then you may not hear from
me at all until tomorrow. The good news is I have a lighter workload this
week. The bad news is I have a lighter workload this week. Oh, well. I'll
get by, somehow. I always do. permalink
Last week's blogs are archived.
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Arafat Secret Phone Transcripts. Iseema bin
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