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Well, That’s it…I’m Outtie! February 14, 2006, 3:10 pm

Posted by quintapalus in Military, Obituaries.
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Life 3.0 is about to begin for dear ol’ Quintapalus. What are you talking about, you ask? Well, I’ve up and joined the Army, and I leave for boot in a day. I’ll be journaling the experience on paper and will post the whole thing when I get back, but needless to say, you won’t hear any more incoherent ramblings from Quinto for a few months.

Maybe I just wanted to be the first kid on my block with a confirmed kill or maybe my psychological profile indicated a certain “moral flexibility,” but in any case (and all movie references aside), put me down for 5. Since I’m too old to find myself in a foxhole with a big gun, I’ll be taking my turn at Military Intelligence.

Wish me luck and I’ll talk to you soon.

Outgoing Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia: Palestinians are Incapable of Acting as Rational Beings February 2, 2006, 8:23 pm

Posted by quintapalus in Islam, Outrage.
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Well, that’s not quite what he said, but what are we to make of his statement regarding the rioting in Gaza over freakin’ cartoons (for initial coverage of the cartoons, go here):

[he] condemned the caricatures, saying they “provoke all Muslims everywhere in the world.” He asked gunmen not to attack foreigners, “but we warn that emotions may flare in this very sensitive issues.”

Sure I could ask the GUNMEN not to attack innocent people whose only fault is they happen to have the same nationality as a the guy who made these comics, but you see, we have these pesky things called emotions, and these “emotions” may flare, and when they flare we cannot control ourselves and are forced to do things like make death threats and threaten kidnappings. Hey don’t get mad at me – it’s in the Koran!!

By all means, let’s give these people a state. Sheesh.