August 3rd, 2004

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So much in politics depends on credibility, and this creates a very difficult situation in the war on terror.

Right now, we are like a yippy little dog. At the slightest provocation from terrorists, we run around chasing our tails. It doesn't matter if the terrorists are really planning an attack or not, they just have to hint at it and we warn the public, stage the police, close down sections of town, and detain anyone who looks arabic or has a camera.

Each time there is a reported threat, but nothing happens the credibility of our leaders goes down. No arrests, no attack, nothing but some civil liberties violated and a lot of inconveniences. And when we find out that, like with the latest alert escalation, the information they are acting on is years old and actually predates 9/11, is further hurts the credibility of our leaders.

This also let's the terrorists know what channels of information have been compromised, there by helping them strengthen their information network.

So, in the end the people let down their guard, as they are tired of our government crying wolf, and they have tighter and more secure communications.

This makes me feel the current alert system is flawed. I don't know if a more subversive system of infiltration and old fashioned spying is the answer, but I do feel that us jumping at every squeak will not be able to last for long.
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I'm feeling destructive. Well... Not really, but I have never destroyed realastate on the coastlines of the southeast U.S..

This seems to be a major oversight.

There for I am going to petition to have a hurricane or tropical storm named after me.

I can see the headlines now:

"Thousands Flee In Terror From Hurricane Adameros"

Just imagining it makes me feel much better. :-)
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So I walked past STA again today. They have a flier advertizing "Shamrocker Ireland". I don't know about you, but I get the mental image of David Bowie from the Ziggy Stardust years in tartan kilt playing a matching bag pipe. Ireland wishes it was so cool.
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There are many little know laws of the universe. Bread always falling butter side down. Cat's always landing on their feet. Etc.

Today's law I am struggling with is the one that states that I can not open up a computer case without the case some how scratching and/or cutting me.

I think the universal rule needs to be repealed.