(10:23:34 AM) email@example.com: I’m a journalist and a minister. You can pick either, and treat this as a confession or an interview (never to be published) &amp;amp;amp; enjoy a modicum of legal protection.
(02:27:47 PM) bradass87: i mean, we’re better in some respects… we’re much more subtle… use a lot more words and legal techniques to legitimize everything
(02:28:00 PM) bradass87: its better than disappearing in the middle of the night
(02:28:19 PM) bradass87: but just because something is more subtle, doesn’t make it right
(02:29:04 PM) bradass87: i guess im too idealistic
(02:31:02 PM) bradass87: i think the thing that got me the most… that made me rethink the world more than anything
(02:35:46 PM) bradass87: was watching 15 detainees taken by the Iraqi Federal Police… for printing “anti-Iraqi literature”… the iraqi federal police wouldn’t cooperate with US forces, so i was instructed to investigate the matter, find out who the “bad guys” were, and how significant this was for the FPs… it turned out, they had printed a scholarly critique against PM Maliki… i had an interpreter read it for me… and when i found out that it was a benign political critique titled “Where did the money go?” and following the corruption trail within the PM’s cabinet… i immediately took that information and *ran* to the officer to explain what was going on… he didn’t want to hear any of it… he told me to shut up and explain how we could assist the FPs in finding *MORE* detainees…
(05:25:15 PM) bradass87: china can knock out any network in the world with a DDos
(05:56:13 PM) firstname.lastname@example.org: Reality … how you say, is what you can get away with.
(06:10:33 PM) email@example.com: i keep forgetting you’re 22
(06:11:50 PM) firstname.lastname@example.org: i had my first /really/ ltr (more’n six months) at 22
(06:12:13 PM) email@example.com: They went on the run from the FBI /w me
(06:12:30 PM) firstname.lastname@example.org: that’s love/
(06:12:46 PM) email@example.com: Crazy as a shithouse rat, tho.
(06:16:09 PM) bradass87: lol
(06:16:21 PM) bradass87: i dont know if i can meet people who love me
(06:17:58 PM) bradass87: [repression is a bitch]