April 19th, 2003


Since it's going around.

EQ/SQ results as gacked from my post to heron61:

Your EQ score is 32

0-32 = You have a lower than average ability for understanding how other people feel and responding appropriately. Most people with Asperger Syndrome or other high-functioning autism score about 20. On average, most women score about 47 and most men about 42.

Your SQ score is 67

51-80 = You have a very high ability for analysing and exploring a system. On average women score about 24 and men score about 30. Three times as many people with Asperger Syndrome score in this range, compared to typical men, and almost no women score this high.

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Ok, this CNN article is really interesting on so many levels. First of all, it's yanked from outside sources, wholesale. Very odd of them to do that, and makes me wonder; but then I realize they just don't want to be responsible for the content:

From Al-Jazeera.net:

Tens of thousands of demonstrators in Baghdad protested against the United States' presence in Iraq on Friday, following Friday prayers. Waving banners in English and Arabic reading, "Leave our country, we want peace," protestors outside of the Abu Hanifa Al-Numan Mosque chanted, "No to America, no to Saddam" and "This homeland is for the Shia and Sunni," in a sign of unity among the two groups.

From Naharnet.com:

"We are facing a dangerous transformation and the occupation of an Arab country, Iraq," Sharaa said. "We have said that occupation is rejected by the majority, if not all, of the Iraqi people and the days ahead will prove this. The appropriate method to achieve stability ... is the withdrawal of the invading forces and allowing Iraqis to have their own government," Sharaa added.

From Arab News.com:

But Capt. Joe Plenzler, a spokesman for the U.S. Marines here, shot down the claim. "Anyone declaring themselves as mayor or anything else is just not true. The U.S. government has not appointed anyone. Anyone can call themselves anything they want to," Plenzler told AFP. "But future appointments like this will be handled through USAID (the U.S. Agency for International Development)."

But wait, weren't we supposed to be giving them democracy? I think I find it most interesting that CNN posted this at all; are they having second thoughts? Oh wait, perhaps they just felt compelled to say something, since everyone else is.

But don't worry! They might not like it, but we're still paying our own companies Big Bucks to rebuild it all for them! It's like Trading Spaces, the globally incorrect edition!

Oh, and... on the matter of TV...

We all know how much I hate TV, so I don't really feel ethical in participating in TV Turn Off Week. Why not? Well, it's not like I have a TV to turn off, so my protesting is meaningless. However, for anyone out there complaining about the content of TV, I urge you to discover how much more time you get in your life when you turn it off for one week.


So, I joined this group since slog is a good friend, and I was joking with her one day about Punk Knitters when she decided to make the group. Neither of us expected it to get this big! But anyway, so now that I'm here, she's teaching me to knit. And why I'm posting:

Someone a while back posted about fingerless gloves. The post has now fallen off the archive :( ... so whomever posted the pattern, could they resend the pattern at me? Thank you!

[leaving up because I'm a dorque, but this wasn't meant to be here obviously. The group it's for, and posted on now, is punk_knitters ... and yes, originally the punk knitters idea was sent me by rapier1 ... I had passed along to Sarah knowing she was punk and knitting and thought she'd love it.]