Starting January 1st of 2003 the State of California, administered by the Attorney General's office, will start a "do not call" registry to help fight the packs of hideous telemarketers that plague our lives. It will cost $1 to be on the list for 3 years but it'll be well worth it! Why do I say that? Well, maybe now The San Bernardino Sun will stop spamming me with special offers to subscribe to their paper. I get at least one call a week from them, usually more though, and I'm tired of telling them "no, NO, NO!, NO!" Want to know something? One of the industries fighting hard to stop these statewide registries are the newspaper companies. Imagine that, huh? If you don't if your state has a registry or not you might want to check here.
September 11th, 2002
A new neighbor had moved in next door about two weeks ago. He's a very young, very hot military guy stationed at Fort Irwin. I swear he would fit perfectly in one of those East-European Falcon videos -- well, he would if he weren't straight of course. Oh well, nobody's perfect eh? ;o)
...for the next 36 hours I'll be leaving my television off to avoid the doubleplushypercoverage of events tomorrow. It's been a year now and I've already mourned the deaths of those killed on that day, just like I've mourned the deaths of children raped and killed by pedophiles, just like I've mourned the deaths of people killed by drive-by shootings, just like those killed by drunken drivers. I can mourn them all and move on because - yes this might be offensive but oh well - I didn't know any of these people. There's only so much caring I can do for people I don't know. Be honest, if 3000 people were killed in an earthquake in Venezuela a year ago would you still be interested in public commemorations of that event? Yes, these were Americans that died on 9/11, but truthfully, I didn't know them any more than those 3000 hypothetical Venezuelans. I don't see why I'm supposed to revisit something that was tragic, yet to me not any more tragic than other deaths that happen every day. And no, I won't be wearing red, white and blue tomorrow just like I didn't on the 4th of July either.
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." - Albert Einstein