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Monday, September 19th, 2005

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1:40p
Freedom Marches On

Afghanistan just elected national and provincial legislatures. There's a couple of significant things here. The women are feeling freer, if marginally so (that's the hem of her burka on top of her head--I presume she'll be fully tented when she's walking home). The jewelry and bright outfit may be a better indication of how things are improving. There's also been very little violence despite extreme threats from the Taliban. So Afghanistan seems headed for the happy ending. Let's hope Iraq is doing this well in 2007.

Meanwhile, The President of Pakistan made a speech to the American Jewish Congress meeting. Since when was "Leader of Muslim country meets with Jews" a minor news story? I'd put this as one of the payoffs for Israel withdrawing from Gaza.

Hat tip to Varifrank.

Current Mood: happy
4:19p
Gaming at Fencon
I'm going to be running a Firefly/Serenity RPG at Fencon, September 24th from 2pm to 6pm. This will use the GURPS Lite rules. The scenario is:

The crew of a Firefly freighter gets an unusual job.

Current Mood: cheerful

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