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1. Julian Assange, Founder of Wikileaks:

These classified document leaks by Wikileaks reminds me of something similar in my life. Of course, it wasn't as dramatic as the leaks by Wikileaks, but it was quite disturbing for an elementary student like me at the time.

I really couldn't call these two girls good friends, but I did sometimes eat lunch with them in the school cafeteria. One day, one of them invited me to go to her house after school, and I did. We sat on her bed and started talking. She started asking me a lot of personal questions about the other girl; questions like, did I think she was ugly or pretty, did I think she was stuck up, etc. All my answers were positive about the girl, because I felt she was a nice girl. Suddenly I heard a noise coming from under the bed, and when I looked down, I saw her and when I did, I realized they had both set me up to see if I would say something nasty about the other one. I became very angry and stormed out and never again had anything to do with either of them because I knew I could never trust either again.

To this day, that incident that happened so many years ago taught me a very good lesson, and that was to never speak ill of people I knew and liked. I'm sure they both felt bad, since all my answers were very good about the girl.

Too bad those who are in such high positions in our world didn't do as I did when I spoke only good things about that girl.

As for Julian Assange, co-founder of Wikileaks, I hope he has a stroke and croaks.

What are your thoughts about Julian Assange?

2. Update on Jerry's Eye:

Took Jerry back to the vet, and she took out the stitches from his eye. The eye is a big blob of bright red. The bottom lid had been sewed to the top eye lid.

Things aren't looking good at all, so I now have an appointment for Wednesday with one of two veterinary ophthalmologists. El Paso doesn't have an eye specialist, but one comes once a month from Albuquerque, N.M. I really had to give this much thought, since it will be very expensive. Just the office visit will cost me $250.00. I've chosen to go through with this, because I know I'd never forgive myself if I didn't do everything possible for a miracle, and a miracle it will take, so Jerry's eye is saved.

I continue to thank God that I still have a job, and my websites. What happened to Jerry has upset me more than anyone will ever imagine.

3. I’ve been itching like crazy and realized that my cats caught fleas from the two new stray kittens I recently brought inside my house to live. I’ve already put these drops between their shoulder blades that kill fleas. As for the tiny kitten that wasn’t doing well, she looks much better since I bought some kitten milk replacer. I first gave it to her in a tiny baby bottle, but she chewed the top off, so now I just pour it in a bowl. I also replaced the Meow cat food with IAMS cat food. Found out recently that it’s much more nutritious than Meow.

I’ve notice I meow and arf more than I talk! :o)

Animal Farm Picture Album:
Picture album of my 11 dogs & 17 or 20 something cats - PAGE ONE
Picture album of my 11 dogs & 17 or 20 something cats - PAGE TWO
Picture album of my 11 dogs & 17 or 20 something cats - PAGE THREE
Picture album of my 17 or 20 something cats - PAGE FOUR
Jerry: Heartbreaking Situation
Jerry Update: Heartbreaking Situation PART TWO
Jerry Update: Heartbreaking Situation PART THREE
Jerry Update - 20 something Cats: PART FOUR
Jerry Update: PART FIVE

Comments

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marc17
Nov. 29th, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC)
What are your thoughts about Julian Assange?

There's a difference between whistle blowing, which is reporting a wrong, and just releasing whatever information they get. They've pretty much just crossed over to the latter and seek to release whatever they get for no reason what so ever.

What I really wonder, is if a small group with a website gets all this info, how much do actual espionage agencies actually get? It may be that all this info is already known to all parties except the general public.
playgirl
Dec. 1st, 2010 11:01 pm (UTC)
I agree.

If he were only whistle blowing so we'd know what's going on in our world, then I'd be all for it, but in my opinion, the man is up to no good, because what he's exposing to the world can only create danger, and more hatred in this world.

I wonder also, and am sure we the little people knew all the secrets, we would dig a hole and just die.



stevie_stever
Nov. 30th, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
Mixed feelings on Wikileaks...

On one hand, we've needed the openness very badly, especially in the last 10 years. I am especially critical of "American Exceptionalism". This term has been used as an excuse to further imperialistic aims, and this in turn has made many developing nations view the US unfavorably.

On the other hand, info that stated how openly many Arab countries want Iran to be moved against regarding its weapons programs is VERY worrisome. Now that the information is out of the bag, Iran may use the release as an excuse to escalate tension. With tensions already rising in both North Korea AND China, the US could lose additional major influence at an extremely critical time.
playgirl
Dec. 1st, 2010 11:14 pm (UTC)
I am not surprised by these ongoing events at all.

When I was a teenager, I became a Holy Roller for about a year. It breaks my heart that I didn't continue. I learned way back then that the U.S. would fall, and China would rule, and rule with an iron fist.

All these things that are happening are things that were written a couple of thousand years ago, and there's nothing we can do aside from just going with the flow.

I don't know what caused Julian Assange to become such a spiteful and evil man. He knows exactly what the outcome of his leaks will be.
watch_and_see
Nov. 30th, 2010 03:37 am (UTC)
I have nothing intelligent to offer to the wikileaks conversation as I would be echoing marc and stevie.

I got a chuckle out of your admission of speaking in cat and dog, though. =)
playgirl
Dec. 1st, 2010 10:25 pm (UTC)
My dogs and cats send Meeoows and Arf Arf's to you, which means - We wuave you!!
watch_and_see
Dec. 2nd, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
Thank you! *petting heads, scratching behind ears and rubbing tummies*
mistressmarilyn
Nov. 30th, 2010 06:49 am (UTC)
Poor Jerry. I have high hopes for him!!!
playgirl
Dec. 1st, 2010 10:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I have a new update on him which has given me a little more hope!
ayoub
Nov. 30th, 2010 01:12 pm (UTC)
I think that more money has been spent trying to control information than ever. I also think that it's the fault of the leaker, rather than the site...

*hugs* for you and Jerry...

Love you!
playgirl
Dec. 1st, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you ayoub, and send my love to you.
kjnk
Nov. 30th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
Can't someone just make this guy disappear? It happens all the time!
playgirl
Dec. 1st, 2010 10:26 pm (UTC)
Isn't it amazing how there's always someone who tries to screw our lives even further?! And what's so sad about it is, that these jerks live to be 100!!
tigron_x
Nov. 30th, 2010 10:22 pm (UTC)
First let me say: Poor Jerry. I hope he is taking it well. And that I wouldn't mind hearing you purr more than you meow and arf. :P

wikileaks...

I don't think anyone would like their private information leaked. So, in that sense, it's bad. But, on the other hand, a mother who acts all nice and sweet in public sometimes physically abuses and verbally abuses her kids in private. So, why the two faces? If you know it's wrong to do in public, why do you think it's ok to behave in such a manner in private?

(This isn't an argument in favor of spying on people.)

If you're trying to hide your true feeling, then why the deception?

If you're willing to crawl into bed with those you think are bad people or do not have a good relationship with, then why complain about it later?

And, sometimes it's just an emotional response that isn't fully understood and has nothing to do with whom the emotions were projected on. So, why not just apologies and move on?

But really... why is anyone suprised that politicians have two faces?

playgirl
Dec. 1st, 2010 10:44 pm (UTC)
No Tig, Jerry isn't taking it well at all. He hates that horrible plastic cone he has to constantly wear.

Yeah, I think I'd purr a lot more than meow or arf with you! ;o)

Once upon a time I truly believed politicians were men and women who cared about the well being of people. I don't think that way anymore. Sad!
dlanor
Dec. 1st, 2010 12:34 am (UTC)
Julian Assange
I just read a few minutes there is a warrant out for him, some sort of sex charge.

He steals from the government, outs a number of people--nothing.

He steals from the government, this time showing how stupid governemnt officials are and they will come down and destroy him. Your government by the way.
Obama probably thinks he is OK, his type of guy.
playgirl
Dec. 1st, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Julian Assange
Really!! Hope they catch this trouble maker and send him to the slammer for many years.

Let us not forget that Bush (a Ripo-Ublican) was a dud! heh heh
marc17
Dec. 2nd, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Julian Assange
As best I can figure out, the women he dated only claimed rape after they met and realized he had been dating both of them. One of them has been making blog posts on how to steps for destroying the reputation of men. The worst allegation I've read so far is that one of the women claims she could tell that the condom broke during consentual sex and told him to stop but he didn't immediately. Of course, none of this ever was brought up until all this with wikileaks, months later. When it originally happened he offered to go in for questioning but they told him never mind because there was no case. Only after he left the country did they reopen the case and immediately involve Interpol. If it isn't all just due to political pressure, it is extremely convenient.

Technically, he's not stealing. Other people are giving him this stuff. However, usually wikis do not vet information, it's there for whoever wants to post on it like a bulletin board. What he is doing probably is considered espionage but due to the openness of it, the usually tactic of outing the spy really doesn't work to stop it because the "spy" is already outed. He is just releasing the info to everyone rather than one nation.

I imagine that if he is arrested by Interpol, he'll be taken someplace where he can be charged with espionage and rape charges will eventually be dropped.
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