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February 13th, 2003

activity from the airbase: missions overhead @ 01:09 pm

I sit here listening as the drone of c-130 aircraft fly over. They usually do this later in the evening, but I am sure they are either deploying or training, probably the latter, for further conflict somewhere in the world. I heard a jet of one kind fly over the house as I watched the presidential address today, quite eerie. I sometimes wonder if the world is really falling apart, and if war is really the option. I am unsure on both counts, but these days I have plenty of time to think, so I'm sure I'll come up with something.

I've spent the morning watching the mass of news that keeps coming in by the minute.
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I sit here listening as the drone of c-130 aircraft fly over. They usually do this later in the evening, but I am sure they are either deploying or training, probably the latter, for further conflict somewhere in the world. I heard a jet of one kind fly over the house as I watched the presidential address today, quite eerie. I sometimes wonder if the world is really falling apart, and if war is really the option. I am unsure on both counts, but these days I have plenty of time to think, so I'm sure I'll come up with something.

I've spent the morning watching the mass of news that keeps coming in by the minute. <a href"http://www.cnn.com">CNN</a> is a great network, but what news they bring is a sobering reminder to how the world is heading and that is closer and closer to war. I suppose this reality has happened before in the 1960s with the Cuban crisis, but I wasn't alive then and it's a bit different when me and the young generation are actually living it.

My dad has come home to get lunch ready for me which is cool. I've been spending a lot of time reading and responding to people's comments on lj and I've really enjoyed that.

The day is cool and crey with the threat of rain looming in the west. Will make for an interesting Valentine's day Flight for Amber tomorrow afternoon with much turbulance expected with thunderstorm activitiy expected. I will be looking forward to seeing her though, and it'll creat a diversion to things around here which are really not bad, but any diversion is helpful.

Update: the people from the church actually came which kind of negated my dad's visit, but hopefully he isn't too offended. It was good to see some of them. Anyway, time for me to go back and lay down, leg is starting to ache a bit. The c-130s continue to cly over, and the rain has started to fall, I'm sure there will be more of my writing, and their flying to come soon.
 
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From:controlg
Date:February 13th, 2003 11:24 am (UTC)
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You might also enjoy news.google.com, which presents news stories from various sources.
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From:djner
Date:February 13th, 2003 11:32 am (UTC)
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I have access to tv CNN so enjoy watching that.
From:controlg
Date:February 13th, 2003 11:49 am (UTC)
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Well, yes. But for different perspectives on what CNN reports...
From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 13th, 2003 05:30 pm (UTC)

me too!

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I worry about the state of the world, too, noel. I hate to anticipate something terrible happening...I tend to say "it couldn't happen here in Arkansas", but then again, I feel maybe I should take the steps that are being encouraged on tv, like getting duck tape, plastic sheeting, and food and water. It seems unbelievable that we would have to do those kinds of things. I feel like I'm not free anymore, like I am trapped and being held prisoner. I am worried about flying to new york in June, and I am even worried about going to destin, florida next week. I've always had a tremendous amount of excitement before trips like these, but now that excitement is being squelched by the threat of terroism and war. It's hard to know what to do and what to expect...or should we really "expect" something or should we go about our daily lives as if nothing will happen, like the mayor of new york city claims....woe is me...woe is the world!
From:awallens
Date:February 13th, 2003 09:29 pm (UTC)

Re: me too!

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Ms. Marcia, I remember shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks, I had to fly. My family didn't want me to fly, and I would be lying if I wasn't apprehensive about it all, but I remember someone saying, maybe it was President Bush, "Go about your normal everyday activities, because if you don't, the terrorists have won." Those may not have ben his exact words, but they were close enough. So definitely be prepared, but have fun in Florida for all of us who wish we were there.
By the way if you are confused as to who this is, it's Amber. It was nice talking to you the other evening.
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From:djner
Date:February 14th, 2003 11:50 am (UTC)

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What an eloquent response. I totally agree with you though I'm not that scared to travel or anything, I'm just worried that the world will unwravel and that we're watching it now.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:February 13th, 2003 05:32 pm (UTC)
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by the way...that long comment was from ms. marsha!
From:awallens
Date:February 13th, 2003 09:25 pm (UTC)
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You know, it would be interesting to compare the feelings of someone who lived in the 1960's and see how they feel today, to see if indeed the feelings are the same? Wonder what Gram would say? She would be a good person to ask, as she can analyze all of this, both past and present.
From:caryns_ark
Date:February 14th, 2003 06:19 am (UTC)

living in the 1960's

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excuse me? I was alive then! Of course I don't remember it because I was a tiny tot for the first half of it but all the same -humph!
From:awallens
Date:February 14th, 2003 06:38 am (UTC)

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No No no! My gram, my grandma, not you! *grins at Caryn!*
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From:djner
Date:February 14th, 2003 11:53 am (UTC)
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I yet again agree with you, and have heard some reports on Cnn as well about the feelings of then. I think there was a movie about the Cuban Missile Crisis and how they felt? It would btill be interesting to compare. YOu should ask your gram about it.

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