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Getting the local newspaper shows the interesting direction we are headed in. Sheesh. It' makes one a tic unsettled.
-- Doreen (email@example.com), May 23, 2001
Just a TIC??? LOL!
-- Sue Diederich (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 23, 2001.
Whew, what can I say??? Pretty scarey stuff. How much more of this is going on that we don't know about?
-- Barb (email@example.com), May 24, 2001.
Anti-terrorists or terrorists? Who better to teach terrorism than the Israelies who have made terrorism a full time occupation for so many years now? As for terrorism in general, the police are guilty of far more terrorist acts than any militia group has ever been.
Doreen, don't you want to hurry up look for land somewhere?
-- Green (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 24, 2001.
Yup, I AM looking for land somewhere...way away back in the wilds. Man.
The one good thing that I noticed is that the papers actually sold out...maybe that's good. These are the same people who wanted to put in a 2 million dollar water park here in Giddings when there is one of the best in the country about an hour away and we have no river here and are prone to drought. It also cost a cool million to give the football team a new locker room and this waterpark would have certainly been stellar with a budget of 2 million.
I went to the GEDC meeting and was the only "citizen" there. Everyone else was there with their hands out for taxpayer's money and the Board Chairman actually told me that it wasn't local money because it was 1/4 of a percent of sales tax here in the city. Frankly, I am not real certain I want to go and stand before them on this one, though. It's an awfully touchy subject. I suppose I could write a dialogue and send it to them certified.....maybe I should wear a target t shirt and go anyway.
Folks, we are in trouble here in the former republic. People seem to have forgotten the essential differences of socialism and liberty. Not to mention WHY in the heck should we pay cops to train, then pay Israeli commandos to train them some more on how to destroy our securities under the Constitution????? Not too long ago in Austin there was a silent raid for drugs on a families home and the man shot and killed an officer. They of course said they had declared themselves prior to entry, but the man's wife swears they didn't knock or announce at all. If someone comes bashing into my home, I am likely to shoot first and ask questions later. Are you a criminal now because they think you are??? This kind of mentality exhibited by the Israelis is only going to get a bunch of cops killed. We are NOT the enemy.
-- Doreen (email@example.com), May 24, 2001.
What paper is that?
-- William in Wi (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 25, 2001.
It's the Giddings Times & News. Lee County Texas. They don't have a site on the web, so I took pics with the digital camera and uploaded it at work.
William, I have to ask as it's been plaguing me....what IS the significance of 491 + 1????? I think I got that right.
-- Doreen (email@example.com), May 25, 2001.
-- Jay Blair in N. AL (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 25, 2001.
491x1 is an AFSC (an Air Force Career code) that means (or meant) Information Systems Operations Specialist, that is to say military computer geek...why?
-- William in Wi (email@example.com), May 29, 2001.
thanks, William. I just didn't know what it meant and it was bugging me!
-- Doreen (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 30, 2001.