Wednesday, December 29, 2004

In The News

(CNN) -- An American woman who was scuba diving with her husband in Thailand as one of Sunday's tsunamis roared overhead said she was oblivious to the disaster until after they surfaced, her mother told CNN on Tuesday.
"Faye Wachs, 34, was diving with her husband, Eugene Kim, Sunday morning off Ko Phi Phi Island in Thailand when they noticed the water visibility worsened and felt as though they were being sucked downward, Helen Wachs said."
"She said her daughter didn't know what had happened until the dive master got a text message from his wife telling him about the catastrophe.
Soon they saw bodies floating past them, Wachs' mother said in an interview from Oakland, California, where she lives."

I was wondering about this actually-if there were any divers there and what happened to them. I guess the safest place to be was under the water. It probably saved their lives. I wonder if they would have surfaced early if they would have been swept up in it? I'd like to know how deep they were.

Haha, in other news a man's dog decided to drive his truck into the shop for repairs, but ended up just doing more damage.

"The truck raced into the building, stunning Henson and clerk Josh Hopper.
"The guy said he was standing there, looked up, and saw his dog driving his truck through the building," Turnbough said."

The Top Ten Movie list for 2004 is out, and I like this reviewer's take. I'll have to rent all of these because the only one I've actualy seen is Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind. I never watch movies anymore, but this makes me want to.

More examples of bipartisan democracy at it's best. The total resistance to common sense and rational thought is almost cute if it weren't so damned dangerous.

"here we have a Republican fighting a wind farm in one place as he ignores those elsewhere. No internal logic there. We have Democrats objecting to the potential lowering of property values, loss of tourism dollars and jobs from a wind farm off the coast, but casting a blind eye to others with the same Not In My Backyard attitude (though out of sight, out of mind to the privileged with waterfront land). No internal logic there. "

"... to see individuals paying homage to noble purposes and broad ideas to aid the masses, then assuring that those ideas have no ill effect upon them, since they are not to be construed as part of those masses, makes for great comic theater. "

and thank you Mr Forney for saying it:

"Why be embarrassed for being an individual? Why not embrace the idea and come to recognize that when enough individuals develop the same idea, and do not split hairs about its implementation, that is an idea worth implementing? "

And a thorough argument from About what? I'll let you guess.


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