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06:59 pm: Sleepy Sunday

I read the paper last night and went to bed to read at 1:30am, but still hadn't finished the magazine at 3:30am when I went to sleep. I woke up at 3:20pm, and only because Junie jumped on me. I read the front pages of the sections of the paper, some of which had interesting stories, and then came online. I have laundry going -- sheets plus clothing.

Soldiers from a platoon in Afghanistan killed civilians for fun. The military didn't listen to warnings: The father of one soldier said he repeatedly tried to alert the Army after his son told him about the first killing, only to be rebuffed.

A cult in California, whose leader was questioned and ended up in the mental ward, thought it was the apocalypse and left notes that said they were going to visit their dead relatives. It sounds a lot like Jonestown, but fortunately the police found them first.

Christine O'Donnell, besides the witch dabbling, also worked for Concerned Women of America, and started SALT. Quite a large difference. She even said masturbaton was bad.

The WashPost's Letters to the Editor column uses sub-heads for letter(s) and yesterday, one was How Edwin Newman edified us. Ouch.

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From:pameladean
Date:September 20th, 2010 12:00 am (UTC)
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Oh, gosh, when I saw SALT, I thought, "Strategic Arms Limitations Treaty? But she's not old enough!" I'd never heard of the other.

I wonder if they did that headline on purpose because it was the kind of thing Edwin Newman would have caught.

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From:mjlayman
Date:September 20th, 2010 12:14 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I thought that, too, when I saw it -- it must not have had much news/publicity.

I think they probably did the headlines that way on purpose. I hope so.
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