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Location: Takoma Park, Maryland, United States

I'm now a 52-year-old American male raised as an Episcopalian, veteran of submarines, Peace Corps, and State Department. I like teaching people about what they can do with computers and have gotten by as an independent Microsoft trainer teaching networking, but I really hope to someday find a way to make a living traveling on my motorcycle, camping, and writing about places and people I meet along the way.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Starbucks is the Devil

Won't say what led to this thought, but it just dawned on me that soon one will not be able to take liquids anywhere on public transportation. The obvious benefactor? Starbucks!

You know that the sale of themos bottles has been lackluster and since they've not been able to cash in on that end of the coffee-to-work smuggling operation, they have found a way to end it. Hindsight is 20/20, but you would think that we might have figured it out sooner that Starbucks is the real force behind international terrorism, financing the whole thing out of customer drug addiction.

Too bad international terrorism isn't funny. This could have been a good monologue.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Iraqi agents on trial in U.S., Iraq (Regime of Terror)

Iraqi agents on trial in U.S., Iraq (Regime of Terror)

This may provide some perspective on what the delay is in Susan's case. They very well may have wanted to see what materialized during other trials.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Cosmic Penguin

A good summary of links and information about Susan.

Included are Media Email Address

Friday, August 18, 2006

Tom Mattingly

I had a call from Tom Mattingly, who picked up on this, spoke briefly with him, but have not been able to connect since.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Time for publicity

Let me also say that this might be a good time to start calling your media connections and get any publicity you can to bear on her situation.

Well, today is the 9th

We expected that if there was going to be good news that it might arrive sometime between the 5th and the 9th. Susan called and seems to be taking it well. Her friend, Karin, like many of us, are just about speechless that our nation can lock an unconvicted person up for so long without the benefit of a trial just by seizing on a personality characteristic they find unpleasant and declaring them incompetent. It seems like, well, picking on the handicapped.

This could be the beginning of a good rant, but I'm going to save it for a day or two more. What do you think about our Justice Department?

Thursday, August 03, 2006

No news

No good news from Susan's direction. There've been a few phone calls that somehow get cut off. Since I've been working full time, and teaching nights, I'm not available as much for phone calls. Karin has frequently been in touch with her and her attorney. He's not optimistic, pointing out that even if she is not forcibly medicated there is still the matter of the underlying charges.