If you blame people for the crimes of the dead based on their sex or their skin color, then you are part of the problem.
- Mom: When is your (LSAT) test?
- Me: This coming Monday.
- Mom: Oh! When you finish, you should go out for drinks!
- Me: This is... yeah, that's illegal in Afghanistan.
- Mom: It IS?!
- Me: Yeah, I'd have to sort of... fly to another country.
- Mom: So I guess you won't be doing THAT then.
- Me: Nope!
Would you like to know why I want to go to law school?
Injustice infuriates me.
No, really. That’s the core of it. I cannot stand injustice.
I hate how the system often works to protect those who need it the least, while destroying those who need its protection the most.
I detest the fact that some of the most abusive, despotic regimes are given a free pass on their human rights abuses because they happen to have the resources to avoid censure.
Mostly, though, I see ways to fight back… but that fight requires skills and knowledge I do not yet have.
Thus… law school. ;-)
If those with nothing to hide have nothing to fear from government scrutiny, as both the president and Congress claim, then they should have no problem declassifying everything that is not classified to ensure the immediate safety of American lives.
I mean, if it works one way, it works the other way, right?
I suspect that the nothing to hide = nothing to fear idea only works when you’re the one probing, though. ;-)
Girls who currently feel the need to stand in the hallway outside my door having a loud, vacuous conversation: I am thirty seconds away from opening the door and hitting you with a textbook. Stop being fucking rude. Some of us have to be awake in 5 hours and have exams and a 16 hour day tomorrow. Please go jump off a cliff and die now.
I get similar fun… if it is not someone searching for the blood of an Englishman, it is “HEY DUDE HOW WAS WORK I LIFTED THINGS HUR HUR OKAY I AM GOING INSIDE NOW LOL *SLAM*”
It began with the forging of the Great Test
Two trials were given to the Lords of Reason
Logical, and easiest of the sections.
One to the Game Lords
Great players and craftsmen of The Games.
One to the Scribes,
Defenders of the Position of Reason
And one, one to the longest of the trials who
Above all else, require Reading.
But they were all of them deceived.
For another section was made.
In the lands of psychometry, in the laboratories of Mount Penn
The Dark Lord El Sat drafted, in secret, an experimental section.
And into this section he poured his untested, his illogical
And his will to dominate testers.
One section to burn them all.The Lord of the LSAT
Today is Tuesday.
No, I’m not going topless. As if. No one really wants that right now.
No… today is the official one week mark until my LSAT. In one week, there shall be testing accomplished. Actually, next Monday I should be an hour into the LSAT process. There are two of us taking the test out in Bagram, so it shouldn’t require a whole hell of a lot on the front end of paperwork.
So, this is how MY LSAT day shall work:
Saturday the 22nd:
- Catch a flight at 1215p to Bagram
- Find temporary lodging on the base, likely in a tent
- Last minute review, exploration of Bagram
Sunday the 23rd:
- Scout test location
- Check transport options
Monday the 24th
- Fly back to Helmand!
- I am technically 10% Middle Eastern. I have the genetic tests to prove it. I’ve saving my race card for the next time someone dismisses me for being “white.”
- I believe in myself and my potential. I like to think that doing so is refreshing, considering the current trend to wallow in self-pity and inertia.
- Satisfaction is fleeting. The point of achieving something grand is not to rest on one’s laurels, but to use it as a springboard to better things.
- My diet includes diet soda, processed energy drinks, and protein bars with mysterious contents. Yet… when I go for a check up, my blood work is the blood work of a healthy, fit 20 something. Tell me again how my diet is bad for me?
- The more I respect you, the more I expect from you. But, do your honest best and I’ll be pleased with your performance. I hold myself to the most exacting personal standards.
There is a hipster-esque movement right now designed to discredit the United States’ contributions to the world. They claim that the United States has had its day, and that new countries and new alliances make it irrelevant.
I find that extremely interesting. I could point out any number of reasons why I believe that to be wrong, but I think one reason stands out. One glaringly obvious reason that the rest of the world likes to overlook.
The best most prestigious universities in the world still reside in the United States. The world comes to US, to the US, to study. While there are great colleges elsewhere, no other nations comes close in quality and quantity.
If we’re irrelevant, why are we still teaching the world?
Honestly, nothing specific to Afghanistan. I’m pretty insulated from the locals, so most of my oddness is related to military culture. One of the more disgustingly mind-blowing things lately was…
They were serving stuff on the “fast food” line of the DFAC, and an option was , no kidding, breaded beef nuggets. I don’t know why, but I found that abjectly horrifying.