June 5th, 2002

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another reason i am glad to be out of phoenix (no offense to phoenix friends).

maricopa county listed as 7th poorest in the nation. this despite years of republican control, unimpeded growth, and business friendly tax structure. the strange thing is that the people who have jobs in maricopa county are so insulated from their poor neighbors that they think of tucson as poor.
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do you think we are safer because of our military action in afghanistan?

absolutely, al quaeda is toast.
0(0.0%)
yes, but we're not out of the woods yet.
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maybe, but i'm still uneasy.
5(25.0%)
no, but i bet we have a pipeline from the caspian sea to yugoslavia soon.
9(45.0%)
i think we are probably in even more danger as long as we ignore the fuel our actions supply for terrorism.
6(30.0%)
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i was in flagstaff a few years ago and a group of people came up to my truck dressed in full shakespearean regalia. they handed me this.
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i saw this production of King Lear live in Central Park in the summer of 1974. it was the summer between my sophomore and junior years of high school. our whole family stood in a long line for hours to get free tickets. it was like a big picnic. everyone on line just hung out in the park for the afternoon. vendors went up and down the line, selling the usual sodas, hot dogs, pretzels... at one point these two people dressed completely in purple and riding purple bicycles came right up to me and handed me a piece of paper with what appeared to be a bunch of nonsense on it. as they handed it to me they said "this is for you since you aren't wearing leather shoes." later i discovered that hidden amidst all the weird collage on the pamplet were explicit directions on how to derive the phone card number from any phone number in the country. i used exxon's credit card to make a bunch of calls the next year from school. but that isn't the reason i posted. i posted to tell you that james earl jones (the voice of darth vader, among many greater accomplishments), was spectacular as king lear. and look at the rest of the cast! several familiar names, all at the beginnings of their careers. if i was working, i'd buy this video.
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duh

nobody commented in the glaring geographic blunder in the fourth answer to my poll. afghanistan isn't between the caspian and yugoslavia, it's between the caspian and pakistan. if you look at the chart at the bottom, you'll see that through afghanistan is the most efficient option, giving the most cf for the buck.
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