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Warning: contains a lot of negativityspoilers for the episode )

I didn't enjoy the episode.
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So apparently the local bus companies or the ministry of transport or whoever have decided to chancel four of the lines that reach the University (for a bonus point one of these actually connects two universities), and shorten another one. None of the proposed alternatives go through anywhere central, and I take two buses as it is.

Off course, I can always take three buses there and three back, daily. Sleep is overrated anyway. As far as I can see, the remaining options for getting into and out of that part of town are as follows: 1)car 2)walking 3)teleport. The transport people are mean and I hate them.
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Or possibly building an underground secret base. Surely, a more modest project couldn't account for all this fucking noise! I need to be living on an island. Or another planet.
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I don't even...

I don't even know what I want to say about this except massive FAIL. Doesn't seem to cover it though. This little diplomatic incident will not blow over. I'm glad to see we're sticking to a no nonsense, everything is Their fault strategy. It's very convincing. Can a group of marines really not control a crowd without ending up killing ten of them? I don't even want to go into questions of whether they had a right to board that ship in the first place, I'm very much not an expert on international law, and really I normally try to pretend the outside world does not exist, but sometimes it's impossible.

Someone will have to answer for this. Whatever happened, the commanders that chose to send soldiers into that situation and will have to take responsibility. At best, this was a show of appalling incompetence. At worse...I don't really want to speculate on that.
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So, general elections to the Knesset (the Israeli parliament) today. I do believe we've not had a government that lasted the full, four year term in over 15 years. That can't be good. I have generally low expectations from politicians, but I still feel uneasy. The wind is blowing so much to the right that some of the parties beg the term 'fascist'. Some of them will almost certainly pass.

The sheer number of parties is astounding. Over twenty. Regularly one of the new parties gets into the Knesset because voters are so sick with all the existing ones they go for them, thinking that few others will. So we have parties that get around 10% of votes one election and completely vanish the next. Crackpot parties abound. The party for the protection of male rights. The joint party of Holocaust survivors and 'graduates' of the Green Leaf party (in favor of legalizing marijuana), I mean what the hell?

In short, I'm rather scared of the country I'll be living in starting tomorrow. Things are pretty bad already and though I don't believe any of the candidates will make great sweeping social changes (the larger parties esp. seem to be mostly about them being in power and not someone else, then any actual policy), but you can never underestimate the tendency for things to get worse.
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It's Passover. The Jewish holiday celebrating God's liberation of the jews from slavery in Egypt. To commemorate this occasion we are forbidden to consume bread (or pasta, anything made from dough really). It is also forbidden to come in contact with it or have it in the house. Other traditions include getting drunk, stuffed with food and teaching children about blackmail.

Err, sorry about that. I know I should be more tolerant about religion (especially as it's only a harmless holiday), but we have a bit of a problem with religious customs being forced on the (majority) secular population. No public transport on Saturdays, Rabbinate monopoly on marriages ext. Now they want to ban all forbidden products from being sold anywhere during the holiday, because of a court decision that states it's ok as long they are not displayed in public. Can't have that. Why can't people be content with living the way they see fit and insist on forcing everyone into the same lifestyle? How do they do it if they are a minority? Politics!

So anyway, I plan on celebrating with beer! I am also studying for my mechanics exam, which is my last for this semester. It is also the hardest one. My brain wants to cower in a corner. I have also been watching 'Life on Mars'. And Doctor Who series 21. And series 8. Also the current series and Battlestar Galactica. I multitask. The brain cries in pain and torment.

Back to Passover, it is also supposed to be a celebration of Spring and freedom (which doesn't agree with what's actually happening *grumble*). Freedom I like. So happy holiday to everyone, may you be free to do as you wish, have a beautiful Spring and an even better Summer and may the weather have mercy on us all.
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No, really. But I'm back now. I think.

The political scene is as bad as ever. Seems like things are moving towards a war this summer. War in the summer is all the rage. Here, there's been a terrorist attack while I was typing this post. Off course there was. We shoot at them for a bit, they shoot at us for a bit and so on it goes.

Most of my time is taken up with studying now. Can't manage work and school, so I had to quit my job. It is very interesting though. I could feel my brain atrophy in that job. Now I feel challenged. Not sure how I will pay tuition next year, but I'll burn that bridge when I get to it.

If anyone out there still remembers me, Hi all! What news?
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My eyes seems to have exploded. Less computer time for me.

Now I've burned my fucking fingers. In boiling fucking oil! My right hand is now a two fingred claw.
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Argh! Another escalation in the situation in the region. That's why I usually try to pretend the outside world does not exist. Unfortunately, that isn't always possible.
The level of maturity involved in these dealings is unwaveringly "three year olds fighting over a toy" on both sides. Three year olds with some massive weapons. It just makes me so angry! It always goes the same way: terrorist attack our soldiers (or sometimes civilians, depends on mood and changing fashion presumably), we launch a strike back at where they were vaguely rumored to have been at some point, which always, and I mean always, hurts poor innocent people instead. And so it goes on. It's just so pointless!
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I've been thinking a lot about friendship, or rather friends, or even more specifically why I don't have any. I used to have friends, of course. Yes, I remember that very distinctly. Trouble is, I'm so damn awkward in social situations that I'm completely unable to make friends, or for that matter - conversation. It is up to other people to make conversation and even if they do, I hardly ever know what to say. I don't even feel comfortable talking to people online, how pathetic is that? Ironically, I'm not a person who puts too much stock in what other people think about me - it's myself that I feel uncomfortable with, if that makes any sense.
Moreover, the fact I used to have friends and now clearly don't, indicates I'm rather rotten at keeping friends too, which is considerably worse. I still maintain it's wasn't entirely my fault (it wasn't damnit!), but we had been friends for years and had drifted apart which is a shame. I'm sure I could have done something about it. I should have. I guess I have insanely decided at the time I could do without friends. I don't really know if I can or can't, and which is worse.
It's like this with my whole life - I don't really live it, I sort of drift wherever it takes me. I keep hoping that the next life stage is going to change all that, but, really I know by now that's not going to happen. I'm beginning to think the only way to stop it is for me to make a big, dramatic change and I mean BIG, like moving to another country big. Of course that's very difficult to do for anyone, let alone someone who's not used to make decisions and stick to them, or stand on one's own feet, like me. There had quite a few big changes in my life before: immigrating to another country, going to the army, getting out of the army and the like, but it has never been my decision.


Jun. 12th, 2006 07:07 am
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I've just been woken up by the sound of the police bomb squad cheking a suspicious suitcase right under my window. Ah, the joys of living in Israel!
Wouldn't be able to go back to sleep now in a gaziolion years.
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Well, it turns out, I have NO iron in my system. Or folic acid. So now I have to take iron, and folic acid, and vitamins....I have more pills then your average grannie.

Yesterday we had a power crash, which killed my modem, so I had to go out in the heat to get a new one one. No matter how long I live here I will never get used to the damn heat!
Apperantly, a temperature rise causes a rise in the power demands, and since it turns out this country has no power reserves, the electricity board deals with it by simply cutting power. Across most of the country. Without warning. Bad news to all the fellas out there on life support!
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I knew this was going to be a difficult day, but I had sadly underestimated the world's capacity for horibleness. Of course, a lot of it is my fault, really...

I had to get out of an important appointment with my new boss (on my very first day!) so I could make it on on time for the new course I'm supposed to be taking. The course is a preparation for a test you have to take for your university application over here. When I got there I found out that the course was never meant to start today and whoever told me that (unknown) was in fact mistaken. Moreover, 12 of the 15 other students asked to move the course to July (!!!), but hadn't bothered to ask or even inform me.

And also quite depressed and discouraged. It takes me a long time to make decision and now it's like the rug has been pulled from under me. It's hard for me to stand up to people and so I often find myself agreeing to something I don't really want to do, and then not knowing how to extricate myself from the situation. Time and time again I've done it. I don't know what to do...


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