Archive for August, 2007
The US government is on a “burning platform” of unsustainable policies and practices…the country’s top government inspector has warned.
Just because it’s so much fun to speculate on historical parallels, and on what will eventually destroy the American empire (it’s not going to be a bunch of crazy Islamists, of course).
Here’s an interesting read I found last night.
‘Forgive me if it takes me a little time to get up to speed here, but it’s not everyday I get to question a deity’
‘The Deity’ he interrupted.
‘ooh. Touchy!’ I thought.
‘Not really – just correcting the image’
Now That takes some getting used to!
I tried to get a grip on my thoughts, with an internal command – ‘Discipline Harry. You’ve always wanted to be in a situation like this, now you’re actually in it, you mustn’t go to pieces and waste the opportunity of a lifetime’
‘You won’t’ he said.
Tell you! That’s the bit that made it feel unreal more than anything else – this guy sitting across the table and very obviously accurately reading my every thought. It’s like finding someone else’s hand inside your trouser pocket!
Nevertheless, something made me inclined to accept the invasion, I had obviously begun to have some confidence in his perception or abilities, so I distinctly remember the effect of his words was that I suddenly felt deeply reassured and completely relaxed. As he had no doubt intended. Man must have an amazing seduction technique!
So then we got down to business…
Maybe we can get to level two…
A little older of an article, but I just sat through a TLC special on this family and dugg a little more. Stumbled across this gem.
Wonderfully over-the-top article. Because no matter how crazy the writer is, he still is not as crazy as the people who just had their 16th kid.