Anyway, Andrew Sullivan, the Gay Tory, lays out his (and my) reasons for why it's acceptable. As he says it is utterly uncontroversial that the military can kill a US citizen abroad if he is waging a treasonous war against the United States. To which I would add "If he's in a place where we can't easily arrest him."
Once he's arrested he absolutely must get a timely, fair, and open trial.
Thinking about technician's dream. For a few years after I quit drinking I would have dreams about drinking. Not sipping a beer, but getting utterly hammered. I also had many drugging dreams, and a couple dreams where I was definitely tripping in the dream. (Which, when you think about it, is utterly bizarre.) Haven't had those dreams in a few years now.
I quit smoking a few years back, and still occasionally dream I'm having a cigarette.
But the dreams that really mess with me are ones where I'm back in places or situations from decades ago, at the age I was then. Memories replaying in my dreams? High school, with a girlfriend, or just hanging out with friends. Walking around McLean back in 1980. One recently where I was 16, and driving my first car, a 73 Grand Am, around the Beltway. I'm talking to someone and I can't remember, exactly, who it was.
Sometimes I've dreamed I'm back in Basic or AIT, but never at any of the duty stations I went to.
Dreams from college, sometimes. Walking to and from class, or around campus.
I liked high school. I was part of the 'cool crowd' without being, actually, cool. I didn't have to be. LHS, at that time, wasn't as cliqueish as high school seems to be today. Rednecks (we had those in McLean back then), stoners, drunks, jocks, geeks of various sorts, might all hang out together at different times.
So dreams where I'm back with that crowd tend to mess with me. It's a lost world.
The other dreams elicit more of a "huh, that's odd" reaction.
Last week I looked into upgrading my cable service from basic-basic, which is just the over the air channels (including the HD OTA), to the HD service so I could get some shows from the BBC,
So I ordered an AppleTV. Figure $12/month amortized over 8 months +$40/month (at most)for the shows I want. So $20/month cheaper to go online only.
IMAGINE TRYING TO EXPLAIN THIS TO SOMEBODY IN 1983
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