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18/150 - The Rancho Commons
Note to self: no whining, no slacking
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18/150
Another cookin' 30 minutes on the Elliptical Torture Device (henceforth the ETD). I'd almost rather be waterboarded, except for that whole loss of breath panicky thing. Nah, it's not that bad really. Allie went with me and did her 30 on the treadmill. Score!

I got my new cell phone this evening, so everybody call me, okay? No! Not yet, it isn't charged. And I barely know how to answer it. And I need a new ringtone. Gah! I'm such a little kid sometimes!

But... it's blue. It is SO cool - shutting up.

Back at it tomorrow with Dad in the gym. The boys went for their first swim lesson today with mixed results. No one drowned and they learned some stuff, but we are hoping to get them into a class later in the afternoon where there is more than one instructor so they don't have to wait for the instructor to work with the non-swimmers and vice-versa.

Endorphins are awesome.

Edit: Oh yeah, I almost forgot. Torture is NOT acceptable! We (the US) used to be, and are supposed to be the Good Guys(tm). How are we going to justify complaining when our citizens are tortured by other countries if we resort to such? And yes, waterboarding is torture you government knuckleheads! If you disagree, voluntary go through 10 minutes of it and see if you change your mind.

Back to the regularly scheduled endorphins.

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thunderslug From: thunderslug Date: February 6th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Torture is *never* acceptable; worse when it's done by the US, because we prided ourselved in being *better* than anyone else...we are now a single step from Mengele. Or Torquemada. What happened to my country?

And none of us could survive waterboarding...even me, who can hold his breath for ~5 min.
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: February 6th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't explain it, but it is a very visceral reaction for me. I am appalled at the idea that the US would resort to torture for any reason. Clearly, right-minded people no longer have control of this government. What will it take to change that? THAT's the question.
gillian16 From: gillian16 Date: February 6th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Beheading, in my opinion, is torture.
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: February 6th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
IMO, beheading is murder, and every effort should be mad to bring those that murder to justice. Torture was wrong when the Vietnamese did it to John McCain (not my candidate) and it is wrong when Americans do it to anyone, IMO. Even if someone murdered my family and I caught them before the police did, and had plenty of time to do whatever I wanted, I would know torture is wrong. Under those circumstances, I would certainly have an "excuse" to do the wrong thing, but that wouldn't make it right to do it.

Bottom line: Torture is wrong.
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