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Wednesday, February 12th, 2003
1:43 pm
[angeleclipse15]
Dear Dad,
A funny thing happened to me yesterday at Camp Bondsteel (Bosnia): A French army officer walked up to me in the PX, and told me he thought we
(Americans) were a bunch of cowboys and were going to provoke a war in Iraq. He said if such a thing happens, we wouldn't be able to count on the
support of France. I told him that it didn't surprise me. Since we had come to France's rescue in World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and the Cold War,
their ingratitude and jealousy was due to surface at some point in the near future anyway. I also told him that is why France is a third-rate military power with a socialist economy and a bunch of faggots for soldiers. I additionally told him that America, being a nation of deeds and action, not words, would do
whatever it had to do, and France's support was only for show anyway. Just like in ALL NATO exercises, the US would shoulder 85% of the burden, as evidenced by the fact that this French officer was shopping in the American PX, and not the other way around. He began to get belligerent at that point, and I told him if he would like to, I would meet him outside in front of the Burger King and whip his ass in front of the entire Multi-National Brigade East, thus demonstrating that even the smallest American had more fight in him than the average Frenchman. He called me a barbarian cowboy and walked away in a huff. With friends like these, who needs enemies?

Tell Mom I love her,

Your loving daughter
Mary Beth Johnson

LtCol, USMC
Monday, February 10th, 2003
10:00 am
[angeleclipse15]
Sometimes I wonder if i will get to be grown up, if i will get to see my children, marry my future husband, get a chance to suceed in life. Or if there will be some slip and the world be blown to bits. I live near barksdale (sp?) airforce base... well near enough that if they got blown up we would get some of the radation... or so the teachers say, i figure we will be blown away. All in one second... our little town would be gone, heavens gates would have a long line... complimentary juice box anyone? Ok back to the point... this is a scary time to grow up, and i wish for just now.. this could all be put on hold, peace be in their air... but truthfully, peace on earth will probably only happen after the world is blown away.

Current Mood: contemplative
Friday, November 23rd, 2001
5:15 am
[mysticchyna]
Mortified!
I did a lj no-no. I posted the opening page to our websight on many of the communities I am a part of, and on one community, got TOTALLY slammed, harassed, belittled, insulted, corrected, mocked, and any other school yard bully adj. one can think of.

I admitt, it was cousin to "spamming", but my intentions were good. It was Thanksgiving, and in the front of my mind were the families of those who died at the four crash sites on Sept. 11, and the rescue teams still working diligently. Those families had (or not) their dinner with a now perminantly empty chair. So I thought it nice to repost our patriotic Tribute Page.

At the risk of opening another can of worms, I will give you the link to where the bashing I got was made. I have removed most of the entries I had made, leaving only a few up. I have also removed myself from the following community. So, here it is debate scroll down to where this "person" 'thechuck_2112' says, "Here's a debatable topic"

Was I that wrong? I tried to defend my point, but only recieved more brow beatings. I mean, fuck, I am human and do make mistakes. Please tell me, did I diserve all that? I have reported seven people to the lj team as having harrassed me. Don't know if it will get me anywhere, and I sent the ringleader of the community an infruiating e-mail, which I KNOW will be posted for their mockery and ignorant slander. I really wish I did not do that. Well that was the end of my Thanksgiving. I am thankful I am not one of them.

Aside from that, the dinner at the foster family was not as horrific as I thought. Sam was the only "sibling" there, and all was calm. Roma was elsewhere and so was Marian. I did not feel as "outside" of the table as I usually do.

People have told me that I should not dwell on the Roma issue. That to take the other "family" members as seperate units of interaction, and go from there. Easier said than done, but tonight was uneventful in the family dynamic stress factor. M and I drove my foster mother's mother home, pleasant ride. All was fine, until I checked my e-mail, and read the assults on my no-no.

I realize now to stick to the topic of a community to the letter. And I do not expect everyone to agree with me. But even when I disagree with someone on a "political" or "patriotic" issue, I would never dream of verbally assulting them. It seemed to me that in the debate community, they thrive on that. And I just can't deal with it. I refuse to.

Please, let me know if I am crazier than I already am. Am I being hyper-sensitive, or am I correct?

Current Mood: enraged
Wednesday, November 21st, 2001
7:55 am
[mysticchyna]
Monday, November 12th, 2001
5:12 am
[mysticchyna]
Since I am late On the Uptake at Finding These lj's Here is an entry from my main lj
2:47 am - Long time, no entry
I see the above word, Event..and my head spins. How could such elation and afterglow of marrying my soulmate turn to daily fear of losing him in the blink of an eye. My husband, to be refered to as M, delivers stuff around the Metro DC area, and frequents VA.
I did not know his whereabouts at the time the Pentagon was hit. The instant fear was soon squleched when I finally heard his voice via phone from his boss on the Nextel walkie-talkie thing. Add to that, as sister who lives in Manhattan (Upper luckily), and my dad who works at the Pentagon, as well as M's brother. Panic, cry, premature grieving...now has settled into a daily undertow in my life. "What if?"
This Journal was to be a self indulgant narssistic display of myself, my mundane activities, and self rightious thougts and reflections/analysis of my problems. But all than seems so moot now.
I browse through some of these journals, and see the age gap, the self absorbed mundaneness of trivial blah, blah of todays youth. But God Bless America, it is your right. I am hypersensitive anyway, add judgemental, and self critical. Maybe in my next entry I will have someting upbeat to say. If not, to read or not to read......... I feel guilty even writing this. A catch a glimse of a flag, and my eyes burn with tears. I can't comprehend it. I saw it, like millions of others, AS it was happening.
My husband an I and our best friends went near the Pentagon crash sight. We were at an apt. high rise on a grassy knoll, we lit our candles, amoung the many others. We gazed in disbelief at the site. I teared up, held my friend and said "How could they do this to us, or anyone? Why?" We just held each other and cried. "I don't know" was her response.

Current Mood: sad
5:11 am
[mysticchyna]
Since I am late On the Uptake at Finding These lj's Here is an entry from my main lj
2:47 am - Long time, no entry
I see the above word, Event..and my head spins. How could such elation and afterglow of marrying my soulmate turn to daily fear of losing him in the blink of an eye. My husband, to be refered to as M, delivers stuff around the Metro DC area, and frequents VA.
I did not know his whereabouts at the time the Pentagon was hit. The instant fear was soon squleched when I finally heard his voice via phone from his boss on the Nextel walkie-talkie thing. Add to that, as sister who lives in Manhattan (Upper luckily), and my dad who works at the Pentagon, as well as M's brother. Panic, cry, premature grieving...now has settled into a daily undertow in my life. "What if?"
This Journal was to be a self indulgant narssistic display of myself, my mundane activities, and self rightious thougts and reflections/analysis of my problems. But all than seems so moot now.
I browse through some of these journals, and see the age gap, the self absorbed mundaneness of trivial blah, blah of todays youth. But God Bless America, it is your right. I am hypersensitive anyway, add judgemental, and self critical. Maybe in my next entry I will have someting upbeat to say. If not, to read or not to read......... I feel guilty even writing this. A catch a glimse of a flag, and my eyes burn with tears. I can't comprehend it. I saw it, like millions of others, AS it was happening.
My husband an I and our best friends went near the Pentagon crash sight. We were at an apt. high rise on a grassy knoll, we lit our candles, amoung the many others. We gazed in disbelief at the site. I teared up, held my friend and said "How could they do this to us, or anyone? Why?" We just held each other and cried. "I don't know" was her response.

Current Mood: sad
4:54 am
[mysticchyna]
I'm A Day Late, But Just only Found the Community
The two month unhappy anniversary has passed. I live near the Pentagon crash sight. I know people who are dead and missing. My husband used to be a firefighter and EMT for years, so it REALLY hits him hard. I invite you to visit our websight to see our opening patriotic Tribute Page. The main site is about our dogs.
I am scared of what the long term outcome of all this will be. The bombing, a real potential for this BEING WW3. Anyway, so as not to forget (and who could?) Please view the below link.
Oh, and a message for Osama, don't worry about going to Hell when you die, Hell won't even accept you.

http://www.bangedup.com/archives/attackGRQW.pps

Current Mood: depressed
Sunday, October 7th, 2001
3:52 pm
[saccharinashes]
a promise to future generations
I promise to my peers, my children, their children, and thus their own progeny... America will defend us to the death. Bin Laden may say that we will not have any security until he feels as though he can discontinue his terror... but you know what? This is America. Nothing is going to keep us from feeling safe. Many things are guaranteed in America, among those being security and a concrete send of well-bring. America is built upon many foundations; much more than most Arab countries, and THAT'S why much of their history is filled with wartime horror and whatnot. We just have a better system than Islamic clerics who stand as dictators of countries, steal their peoples' rights, and send them back in time, defeating the purpose of living life as you so desire!

America WILL NOT BACK DOWN! This is not a war of religion, this is a war of terrorism! We fight our war solely as a tonic of preventive medicine and self-defense!

This is not a war of religion; this is a war of barbaric terrorism versus the good institution of CIVILIZATION!

Please pray for our servicemembers... Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines... they put their lives on the line for each and every one of us Americans every single day. We don't thank them enough. Here is your opportunity: pray.

~dani

PS- For once, America is also putting the more important things before the extras, the superfluous, the unecessary. THANK GOD FOR CANCELLING THE FUCKING EMMY AWARDS! For God's sake, Television, the executive producer of "Frasier" died. Don't you have enough respect for even ONE OF YOUR OWN in order to put aside your competitive nature and SHUT UP? Do you have enough respect for yourselves, your countries? I'm glad you re-considered this time.

Current Mood: determined
Monday, October 1st, 2001
7:03 pm
[maozed]
people don't like to be exposed for what they are.
my sister submitted a letter to a local galveston newspaper about discrimination as a result of the new york tragedy. in it she mentioned the actions of a man in a coffee shop who was rude to her friend jamana because she is arabic.
the article was published in the paper, & soon she began getting phone calls. evidently the man is very upset, though i believe all she said was "a local coffee shop."
the man has called numerous times & - get this - showed up at her apartment complex today. she called the police & was told that if he shows up again she can file a harassment suit against him.
Friday, September 21st, 2001
11:43 am
[dahveed]
REMEMBER







Please contribute your memories to:

irememberthetowers.com



... And help spread the word!!!
Wednesday, September 19th, 2001
5:11 pm
[darkshadows]
Our letter to them
An open letter to a terrorist: Well, you hit the World Trade Center, but
you missed America. You hit the Pentagon, but you missed America. You
used helpless American bodies, to take out other American bodies, but like
a poor marksman, you STILL missed America.

Why? Because of something you guys will never understand. America isn't
about a building or two, not about financial centers, not about military
centers, America isn't about a place, America isn't even about a bunch of
bodies.

America is about an IDEA. An idea, that you can go someplace where you can
earn as much as you can figure out how to, live for the most part, like you
envisioned living, and pursue Happiness. (No guarantees that you'll reach
it, but you can sure try!)

Go ahead and whine your terrorist whine, and chant your terrorist litany:
"If you can not see my point, then feel my pain." This concept is alien to
Americans. We live in a country where we don't have to see your
point. But you're free to have one. We don't have to listen to your
speech. But you're free to say one. Don't know where you got the strange
idea that everyone has to agree with you. We don't agree with each other
in this country, almost as a matter of pride. We're a collection of guys
that don't agree, called States. We united our individual states to
protect ourselves from tyranny in the world. Another idea, we made up on
the spot. You CAN make it up as you go, when it's your country. If you're
free enough.

Yeah, we're fat, sloppy, easy-going goofs most of the time. That's an
unfortunate image to project to the world, but it comes of feeling free and
easy about the world you live in. It's unfortunate too, because people
start to forget that when you attack Americans, they tend to fight like a
cornered badger.

The first we knew of the War of 1812, was when England burned Washington
D.C. to the ground. Didn't turn out like England thought it was going to,
and it's not going to turn out like you think, either. Sorry, but you're
not the first bully on our shores, just the most recent.

No Marquis of Queensbury rules for Americans, either. We were the FIRST
and so far, only country in the world to use nuclear weapons in
anger. Horrific idea, nowadays? News for you bucko, it was back then too,
but we used it anyway. Only had two of them in the whole world and we used
'em both. Grandpa Jones worked on the Manhattan Project. Told me once,
that right up until they threw the switch, the physicists were still
arguing over whether the Uranium alone would fission, or whether it would
start a fissioning chain reaction that would eat everything. But they
threw the switch anyway, because we had a War to win. Does that tell you
something about American Resolve?

So who just declared War on us? It would be nice to point to some real
estate, like the good old days. Unfortunately, we're probably at war with
random camps, in far-flung places. Who think they're safe. Just like the
Barbary Pirates did, IIRC. Better start sleeping with one eye open.

There's a spirit that tends to take over people who come to this country,
looking for opportunity, looking for liberty, looking for freedom. Even if
they misuse it. The Marielistas that Castro emptied out of his prisons,
were overjoyed to find out how much freedom there was. First thing they
did when they hit our shores, was run out and buy guns. The ones that
didn't end up dead, ended up in prisons. It was a big PITA then
(especially in south Florida), but you're only the newest PITA, not the
first.

You guys seem to be incapable of understanding that we don't live in
America, America lives in US! American Spirit is what it's called. And
killing a few thousand of us, or a few million of us, won't change
it. Most of the time, it's a pretty happy-go-lucky kind of Spirit. Until
we're crossed in a cowardly manner, then it becomes an entirely different
kind of Spirit. Wait until you see what we do with that Spirit, this
time. Sleep tight, if you can. We're coming.
3:40 am
[velvetwife]
Tuesday, September 18th, 2001
11:07 pm
[dahveed]
REMEMBER



Current Mood: sad
Monday, September 17th, 2001
2:09 am
[caramellunatic]
New York was beautiful
I've never been any higher than the lobby of the world trade center, but i used to hang around there with my father every other weekend.

The world Trade center was beautiful. between those towers was a small park area, with a fountain and stuff. just beautiful.

The basement, which extended under both towers, had a huge-arse shopping mall with many stores and the trains and stuff.

my father would take me there everytime we hung out. and we would always get lost in it. :P We want to exit tower 1 to go to Burger King and we always wind up in tower 2 or summat.

I remember one time we were walking through there FROM burger king and we saw these random kids. they kind of looked like your aveage street hoodlums, but they were skateboarding around the block, doing al kinds of stunts back and forth on the slopes and stuff. We just stood on the benches watching them. it was so cool! that whole place was spiffin, and it's hard to imagine that it was bombed once before, so long ago...

Battery Park. not too far from the WTC, that's where the Ferry terminals were at. it's aaalllllll the waaay at the southern shore of manhattan, not far from the WTC. the park itself was nice. it had lots of squirrels and pidgeons and stuff that practically ate off yer hands, merchants everywhere would sell shirts and stuff saying "I love NY"

Why so?

The ferry to the Statue of Liberty was in that park.

Statue of Liberty. Every 4th of july youd see a line that'd reach a mile long just to get on that ferry and see the statue. My father planned on taking me there one day. We will.

the other ferry terminal is the one where the ferry that goes to Staten Island.

My father lives there curently and was stuck there when they closed all the bridges and ferries that led to southern manhattan. I'm not sure where the bridge leads to from SI, but my father couldn't go through there, either. Not to mention everyone was quarrentined over there for a bit.

Times Square, for all i know, is covered in mad dust and ash. just seeing that place as it is now.... it's so sad. all the TVs are off and everything. and it's all grey! grey from the dust and ash that covers it. and abandoned.
They got everything there, from fancy pants restaurants to shops of all kinds, to movie theatres, laser tag arenas, phony santa clauses, and people that just stand around and entertain the pedestrians as they walk around. (they also do that in battery park). Traffic was always booming there, too, so it was best to walk around there, (tho there's people-traffic too)

While everything will get cleaned up eventually, while the plot of land where the towers resided will become a landmark reborn with the memories of the fallen, I can't possibly imagine how we all, let alone the New Yorkers who who worked/lived there, will continue on with life, But we're standing proud of what we've accomplished during the course of history....

and what we're accomplishing now in such a crisis.

Friday, September 14th, 2001
8:27 pm
[saccharinashes]
Thursday, September 13th, 2001
8:02 pm
[ewanlover]
United We Stand
Friday Night at 7:00 p.m. step out your door, stop your car, or step
out of your establishment and light a candle. We will show the world that
Americans are strong and united together against terrorism. Please pass
this to everyone on your e-mail list. We need to reach everyone across the
United States quickly.

The message: WE STAND UNITED - WE WILL NOT TOLERATE TERRORISM.

We need press to cover this-- we need the world to see.


Tacita A. Mikel Scott, Esq.
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
1600 Atlanta Financial Center
3343 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(404) 504-7639 (Direct)
(404) 365-9532 (Fax)
E-mail: tms@mmmlaw.com
Website: www.mmmlaw.com
8:59 pm
[maozed]
confusion.
earlier today my friend chad started talking to a guy named jonathan, who is also a friend (i think.) chad is kremlingforce & jonathan is jonny.
jonny: oh my god, lol. my friend has been playing flight simulator online, and he says that like 20 people are doing nothing but crashing into the pentagon and the twin towers
jonny: lol
KremlingForce: that's horrible
KremlingForce: you seriously think that's funny?
KremlingForce: if so, you've got problems.
jonny: i think its amusing that people would actually do that. not the action itself
KremlingForce: it's not amusing, jonathan.
jonny: i mean, i think its funny when people kill others, because someone actually did that. its not funny that they died...
KremlingForce: you just contradicted yourself.
KremlingForce: it's funny when people kill other people, but not when they die.
KremlingForce: holy fucking shit, what is wrong with you?
jonny: i think its sometimes funny that they would allow themselves to do that. its horrible that it actually happened, but they have the complete lack of commen sense to do that. its more of the motive behind it
KremlingForce: no, I still can't see any way for you to qualify yourself in that sentence. There's nothing funny about what happened. it's just infinitely tragic.
jonny: i mean, i laughed so hard when on the news it said "3 year old chokes to death on a pokemon toy". its horrible that they died, but it a weird context its amusing to me
KremlingForce: go away.
jonny: no no no i dont think there is anything funny in the plane crashing!
then chad blocked him.
i think what's worse than the conversation is that after i posted a message saying that i thought jonathan was sick, two of our friends supported jonathan. i can't see how they would support something like that.
the reason i posted this was with the hopes that you would tell me if it was wrong to get so upset. i still think it was a horrible thing to laugh at & i can't understand how he could. jonathan & two other people think there was nothing wrong with it.
another thing i want to stress is that if you do agree with me, please please PLEASE do not say anything to the people i mentioned in this. in no way do i want them to get flamed. i'm just trying to get someone else's opinions on the matter. again, please do not say anything to anyone mentioned, whether or not you agree with them.
so what do you think? was i right to get pissed off, or am i overreacting?
11:16 am
[darkshadows]
I started a collection to send to the Red Cross. I've set up donation jars in every classroom at my college. I have also set up a giant bin outside our auditorium for canned food donations.
What is everyone else doing in order to help? (I can't donate blood, so I was wondering what else I could do)

Current Mood: busy
Wednesday, September 12th, 2001
4:39 am
[missanthropy]
I can't donate blood...


... so I've donated my services instead. As of tonight, I had been added to the list of emergency intervention, trauma, and grief counselor volunteers. I've been told this kind of help is so desperatly needed, so, I called in... and registered. I'm a social worker, who thinks it's about time I put myself to REAL use. All the years I've spent in the field could never prepare me for any of this, but the fact is, my life has been spent helping people... and, I just can't sit here, and not at least TRY to do something. I may get called, I may not. But I'm registered, and ready to go if I am contacted.

They won't take my blood because I had tattoo work done recently. Well, the tattoo work sure as hell hasn't tainted my ability to give of MYSELF!!!!!!!
10:15 pm
[harleen]
*ribbons*....
Simon malls in my area (South Florida) are offering red, white and blue ribbons for a $1.00 donation...all proceeds to go to the victims...I plan on wearing mine to work (I am a waitress)....

Not sure if this is nationwide, but it would not hurt to check into it...

Current Mood: determined
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