September 12th, 2006


Dachau / Gitmo

So I just briefly tuned in to a History Channel show on the Gestapo and when they got to talking about the Dachau concentration camp, which I visited as a teenager, there was a really sick and eerie paralel that came up:

The narrator, plus the friend of somebody who had been sent there and another guy who had actualy been sent there (or euphamistically "placed in protective custody") talked about just how easy it was to be locked up there, in what was a virtual black hole -- where nobody ever came out. The qualification for being sent to Dachau was that you were an "enemy of the state" so the camp was filled with Communists, gays, writers, etc., who might cause trouble and prevent the glorious rise of the Third Reich. Basically, the government could pick you up and throw you in there without supplying any reason, any paperwork, and you never got any kind of trial. The people were completely without rights. On the outside, the place was made out to be a "reeducation camp" but gradually word got out that the people inside were inmates and that they could, and often were, tortured, beaten and killed.

Guatanamo anyone? I don't care what Bush, Gonzales and the goons say, this shit is NEVER right.
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Tell me!

20 questions, so we can get to know one another better...

1.Your Middle Name:
2. Age:
3. Single or Taken:
4. Favorite Movie:
5. Favorite Song:
6. Favorite Band/Artist:
7. Dirty or Clean:
8. Tattoos and/or Piercings:

HERE COMES THE FUN ... ... ...

1. Do we know each other outside of LJ?
2. Whats your philosophy on life?
3. Would you have my back in a fight?
4. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest?
5. What is your favorite memory of us?
6. Would you give me a kidney?
7. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you:
8. Would you take care of me when I'm sick?
9. Can we get together and make a cake?
10. Have you heard any rumors of me lately?
11. Do you/have you talk(ed) crap about me?
12. Do you think I'm a good person?
13. Would you drive across country with me?
14. Do you think I'm attractive?
15. If you could change anything about me, would you?
16. What do you wear to sleep?
17. Would you come over for no reason just to hang out?
18. Would you go on a date with me if i asked you?
19. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together?
20. Will you repost this so i can fill it out for you?
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Fruit Fly Update

Today I made some progress on the war on the flies... which is more than you can see for whatever forces in Iraq did today. But anyway, thank you gingerspark for the advice to try vacuuming them up, because although I couldn't get more than a couple the past two days, today I must've sucked up around twenty with my hand vac. I think perhaps the fact I've been cleaning up has them worn down and starving and they're now easier to catch. I will keep going at them a few at a time until such time as they are gone gone gone!

On a related note, I was talking to my immediate neighbor and it seems she has some fruit flies, too. I think they probably came from my place, since hers always seems clean, whereas mine... well, would not meet health code, at least at times. Later I mentioned the flies to Bernice, one of our security officers, and she said there's a problem throughout the building. We don't have a garbage chute, but once anything gets in the building, it can't get out and so if it doesn't die, it thrives.
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