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Veggin' Out

Jon left for a short trip this morning, so I spent the day with friends, and enjoying some catch-up time at home.

The new year's off to a tumultuous start. We've already been to Arizona to see Jon's 'Rents. We enjoyed the much warmer weather, and a second Christmas Celebration with family. Since then, it's been all about gearing up for 2006, reviewing 2005's unfinished resolutions, culling those which will never make it, and making to do lists.

Interspersed with the exciting bits of life are long stretches of tedium. My life, though, has been so hectic, I welcome tedium. It's heavenly.

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US Adopts Terrorist Tactics

A short article in Editor & Publisher details the use of extreme force and scare tactics used by American soldiers against an Iraqi journalist. The journalist, (medical) Dr. Ali Fadhil--employed by a British newspaper and by Channel 4 (I presume BBC4) for at least a year--was seized from his bed by American troops, and taken in for questioning. (When did we become Pinochet-ists?)

They also took the opportunity to seize some videotapes from his home. Dr. Fadhil was documenting the misuse of Iraqi funds held by Americans and the British.

Wonder if he got the tapes back? Wonder if he got home? Read the article here.

Butcher's Bill: 2210.

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