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Old 09-20-2002, 04:28 PM
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we have a son who we were thinking about.


Understood!

I have a 21 year old nephew, and he affects my feelings about current events also.
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Old 09-20-2002, 05:49 PM
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As only a mother could...

For all my philosophising about my discontent over the past few days I was no closer to an answer (although all of your insightful responses helped me sort out what I've been feeling)

I spent most of the day with my 81 year old mother and a large group of her contemporaries. Their answer to what might be troubling me?

"You're just bored. You need to take a class, learn something new, learn to play the piano, volunteer, take up dancing, ..."

Accept for the volunteering (my son says that my volunteering would not be good for any organization I chose to help in that way ) I know they are right. I've been stagnant for too long.

This discussion has been very interesting and has renewed my interest in the story I was writing. I think I'll go over to the library and see if I can find some of the books that have been mentioned and do some "learning" and see if I can't finish something I started a long time ago.

Take care, Margaret
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Old 09-20-2002, 05:56 PM
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Don't you think perhaps the "winds of war" swirlling around us may be contributing to the feeling of unease that I've observed a number of folks are feeling.
Good point...I had not really thought of that, but you might be right. I know I have been feeling pretty uneasy about recent events...the issue of the draft brings up a whole host of questions. (probably worthy of it's own thread...hint, hint ) I really have to question the use of mandatory service in a democracy...if a majority of people oppose a war (Vietnam for instance) how does forcing people to fight make us any different than a dictatorship? ...And if we are fighting a "just" war, why would you need a draft when the number of volunteers would suffice? If the government needed people to go hunt down Bin Laden, I would certainly volunteer...but I think I would have serious doubts about a government forcing people to go fight for oil fields. Besides, the current "war" that we are in requires specialized forces...not your average joe.
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Old 09-20-2002, 07:11 PM
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Well said, Greg.

I'd start a thread on "what do you think about going to war with Iraq", or "Should we start the draft again", but it's worrisome enough for all of us without arguing about our own personal views relating to issues that are far beyond our power to control -- other than to let our Congressional representatives our opinions.

Our local talk radio was discussing questions relating to the draft, whether to allow women in combat positions, and required military service of all young people (similar to Israel's requirement), and it was interesting listening to career servicement bringing up issues that most of us listeners hadn't known about such as the Navy officer who resigned because he couldn't ever get a support services position due to those positions always being filled by women --- which always left him out in foreign combat area positions. I enjoyed hearing a practical problem being discussed instead of the usual philosophical "women deserve" or "women should never" opinions which just allow the speaker to vent but never change anyone's mind.

I don't know what Chris H. is going to do about this thread -- we haven't always stuck to the subject. Perhaps we'll have to rename it something like his "Regards from the UK" that can allow almost any topic.
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Old 09-20-2002, 09:11 PM
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(back on topic )
...Well...the new National Geographic has some interesting stuff about Egypt. I just got it today and have not had time to really look at it, but it looks relevant to some of the things discussed here.

CJ - One "Regards from the UK" is all the world can handle!
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Old 09-21-2002, 12:13 AM
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Atlantis

http://www.unknowncountry.com/news/?id=1959

whole buncha new links on Atlantis. hehehehe
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Old 09-21-2002, 01:20 AM
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Let's not forget the Sumerians, Babylonians, etc...

Mesopotamia

http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~dee/MESO/CONTENT1.HTM
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Old 09-21-2002, 01:46 AM
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sumerians

oh i love the sumerians! sooooo interesting...
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Old 09-21-2002, 03:51 AM
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I must slap CJ firmly on the wrists at this point about 'Regards From'. Its always stuck rigidly to topic and I've never had need to censure its sophisticated and charming contributors.
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Old 09-21-2002, 03:56 AM
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huh?

what happened? what did she do? please please dont hit her.

*throws herself down dramatically, crying
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