Wow. I spent much of last night reading about the Bush clan and a secret Yale society called The Order of Skull and Bones. Here is an interesting (though somewhat paranoid) article about the group and its far reaching influence. Some of the most powerful men in this country for the past 200 years or so have been members of this group. George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, and William Howard Taft (apparently a relative of the Bush family) are all members. Not only that -- George W.'s granddaddy, Prescott Bush, along with the Harriman family (also members) controlled banks and investment firms that funded the Nazis throughout WWII and funded the Soviet Communists afterward!
It gets better (or worse)...
The Order of Skull and Bones (which may or may not be an offshoot of the Illuminati group) aims to control both sides of a conflict. Take, for instance, the fact that the Harriman family was responsible for major funding and influence in Bill Clinton's presidential campaign.....
A Google search of this nefarious fraternity leads to all kinds of information (though this is a secret society, so not everything is out in the open).
People have done lots of research, and I'm surprised (maybe I shouldn't be surprised) that so little is made of these connections through history, from opium trading through to the "war on drugs", to banking, oil, the Bush family....wow. incredible.
Here's something to think about: John Kerry, who may become the leading Democratic candidate for president in 2004, is himself a member of the Order of Skull and Bones, class of 1966.......
Here are a couple flash files I found on this here Intar-web:
Learn the alphabet!
"It's called Mario Twins."
Now Playing: Old Man from the album "'Decade' disc 2" by Neil Young
It's always frustrating when people ask me questions if they aren't really paying attention to the answer or aren't really interested in the answer. In cases like that, I usually just mumble something, and if they persist or seem to pay attention, I'll actually answer them. For instance, on thanksgiving my aunt asked me in passing "what's a quarter note?" while doing other things and not really paying attention. I mean, how do you explain what a quarter note is in that situation?
In general though, isn't it a good idea not to ask questions if you're not going to listen to the answer? I guess some people just feel that they should try to make conversation, but it's insulting.
On another note, although I don't think Amie reads this any longer, if you do read this, please reconsider dropping out of high school. It's just no good. I don't know where my old friends who dropped out are now, but I bet you'll regret it if you do drop out. Coming from a college dropout/flunky, you can take my advice with a grain of salt.......heed my words though!
I just added the color pictures of Jessika to the gallery. I used Fuji NPH and tinkered in photoshop (badly....). Color is definitely not my forte yet.
Speaking of forte, I used 11x14 Forte Elegance for my final project which everyone seemed to like. I know I could've done a better job with the printing, but I'm also my worst critic, so whatever.
The T.A. commented that it seemed as if I knew Jessika very well (although it was the first time we met). I think that was a nice compliment, but I have to give a lot of credit to Jessika for being very comfortable in front of the camera.
Now Playing: Heart of Gold by Neil Young
I don't have all the answers.
And no, I don't practice what I preach.
tomorrow, the dodge aires is leaving our driveway to reunite with the rest of the junk in the junkyard. It won't be missed. In fact, we're having a going away party, and the car isn't invited. Tough luck, sucker.
that's all for now