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Tomorrow is family fun day at work.
They might as well call it “Family Fund Day,” because they’re charging for at least some of the activities, from what I’ve been told.
They’re doing things like having a dunking booth, playing basketball and football, and cooking out.
Mr. Frodo is supposed to be in the booth from 13:00 to 14:00, and I’m so tempted to pee in an empty water bottle tomorrow morning just after I get up, and take it to work so I can pour it in there before he takes his perch.
Today I attempted to go through the training for The Source, which is one of the “resources” we have to use during calls.
It was inaccessible for the most part, because it consisted of a lot of graphics you were supposed to click on, as well as simulations.
Then there was the fun part of explaining to the trainer that Jaws wasn’t working with the training simulator.
Once again, the client took no consideration of accessibility issues, and they can’t say they didn’t know.
I was surprised at how much that realization stung.
It’s like not being allowed to play in all the reindeer games, except it’s not a game, it’s work, and once again I’ve been shut out.
I thought I had gotten used to that by now, but apparently not.
I just don’t get how people can go through their lives being, (as John puts it), aggressively ignorant.
Sometimes I think ignorant is too nice.
They just don’t give a fuck.
I wonder how they would like it if it was them in this situation?
But anyway, on to lighter things, like making Mr. Frodo’s dunking experience a memorable one.
I can’t figure out how I’d pull it off.
I’m too conspicuous.
I’d go out there, and someone would think I’m lost.
“Oh no, don’t mind me, just pouring a little food coloring in.”
Man, if I had some food coloring, I could have so much fun.
We could just tell him someone had a really bad accident after he finished his turn.
I’d like to get a picture of the look on his face after that one.
“One bottle of food coloring, $1; One opportunity to take a shot at dunking, $1; Mr. Frodo finding out someone had an accident in the water, priceless.”
I know all of this sounds really evil, but if you met him, you’d understand.
He makes everyone’s life difficult just because he can, and he thinks blindness is contagious.
At least that’s how he acts.
I also know I’ll never get to do anything like this, but one can dream.
And with that, good night all.

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“I believe the resistance (fighters) should not be content with taking one Israeli soldier as a prisoner,” Osama Hamdan, Hamas’ representative in Lebanon,
who is close to Hamas’ political bureau chief Khaled Mashaal, told Al-Manar television in Beirut.

Mashaal’s deputy, Moussa Abu Marzouk, told AP in Damascus, “This soldier is a prisoner of war.”

This is an opportunity if ever their was one for Israel to declare all-out war, and deal with the Palestinians accordingly.
If they want to play terrorist state, then fine, let’s treat them like a terrorist state.
No one on their side is even pretending to speak out against this, which makes them all responsible.
I think it’s time for the Israelis to start sending Hamasnicks to meet their seventy-two virgins.
This is exactly what the opponents of the expulsion warned against before it happened last year.
I also believe the international community needs to keep its collective mouth shut and let Israel deal with the terrorist problem that has ballooned in her back yard due to the insistance of said community that if only Israel would leave Gaza, then things would get better, and the Palestinians could practice their right to self-determination.
As far as I’m concerned, they’ve “determined” loud and clear that they’re all for terrorism, and that they want to stay at war.
Well, so be it.
Israel just needs to make sure they fight like they should, and do a thorough job.

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The IDF confirmed early Thursday a report the Popular Resistance Committees issued from Gaza that it had executed Eliyahu Asheri, 18, of Itamar, who was
kidnapped earlier this week in the West Bank. Asheri’s family has been notified.

His funeral was scheduled to take place at 2:30 p.m. in Jerusalem, with the funeral procession to pass from Beit Sanhedria to the Mount of Olives in the

OC Central Command Maj.-Gen. Yair Naveh revealed Thursday morning that the youth had been shot in the head immediately after the kidnapping on Sunday.

Yet Condelisa Rice keeps telling Israel to just settle down.
I guarantee you if it were an American kidnapped like that, especially on American soil, the Bush Administration wouldn’t be telling anyone to settle down.
Then again, maybe they would.
Bush managed to come up with words of condolence for the Russians butchered by the Iraqi terrorists, but not the Americans.
Not so much as a word.
May Eliyahu’s family be comforted, along with the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.