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February 11, 2004
Early morning questions

Do you approve of Nepotism in government?

Are some conservative columnists turning on Bush?

Do you know how long we're going to be in Iraq?

Quick, what mass-murdering, tyrannical, despotic government did we support for years because it suited us 'diplomatically' at the time?

Did you know it's possible to make a parachute jump from a commercial jetliner?

Posted by AnneZook at 08:45 AM


Maybe I'm overly sensitive, but the SEAL parachute story bothers me. Why is someone who clearly recognizes the tactical necessity of secret access blaring out a warning about what is apparently a highly successful tactic? Could this result in changes in how unfriendly governments treat commercial airliners, perhaps more intense monitoring, not to mention the danger of itchy trigger fingers.... Anyone remember KAL 007?

Posted by: Jonathan Dresner at February 11, 2004 02:59 PM

Well, I'm glad you said that.

I wrote three paragraphs on the subject and then deleted it, thinking that maybe I didn't understand the topic and was just imagining that it wasn't the sort of capability we wanted to have widely known or that would add to the safety of commercial airline travel for civilians.

Posted by: Anne at February 12, 2004 10:02 AM