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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Day 389 - TSA Frustration & Wolves! (AGAIN!) (Happy Dance!)

Today I managed to Skype with Jaco for quite awhile. I sure do miss him! It was great to hear his voice. He is quite busy these next few weeks while he is at home. I hope he can squeeze in all he needs to get done!

I also visited with Kim, a friend from ships. We haven't spoken for a few months, so I suppose we were overdue! I also visited with Mom2. We are planning to re-audit our Level 1 of Personal Best. I am looking forward to this, as I need a jump start to get back into the swing of things once I am done with chemo. Personal Best is a course I took 10 years ago & it changed my life. I highly recommend it if you're in the Alberta area. Our course begins December 10th & runs until the 12th. I'll keep you posted on how it goes & if I decide to run for Prime Minister afterwards!

Did I mention that it's been snowing since last night? Ugh. I am not ready for winter. I know, I'm lucky, as it's the middle of November, but come on! Who loves the white stuff & the icy stuff on the roads when you need to get things like toilet paper & food? I shouldn't have to risk my life to survive. Yeah, I know, you can make sense of that last sentence... But you know what I mean! Well, at least those of you living in Canada do!!! Yuck!

I fell asleep at 1930 & woke up shortly before 2100. Uh-oh. Yup, you guessed it. I couldn't fall asleep. Again. This time I occupied my time with blogs, news posts & YouTube videos about the atrocities regarding the TSA in America. It is ridiculous. I am so fed up with this terrorism B.S. & the so-called 'rights' of the governments to treat us like, well, I don't even have a word for the pathetic way they are treating us as human beings!

Supposedly the radiation & health hazards from both back-scatter x-ray scanners & millimetre wave scanners is worse than they originally indicated. They can & will cause skin cancer, they can make tumours grow more rapidly... I mean, honestly, the technology hasn't been around for that long - how can they REALLY know how bad they are for you? Adding to the fact that the former head of Department of Homeland Security has a vested interest in the installation of scanners all across the US. He stands to earn a lot of money from each of the scanners installed!

Well, you can refuse the scan, you say? Yes, you can. But then you get the aggressive pat down. What's that? Yes, your genitalia will be touched. Not with the back of the hand, but the palm & the fingers. There are instances of passengers who have had the hands of TSA agents DOWN THEIR PANTS! They dig under your bras, up & around your groin - and if you refuse this, you don't get on the plane!!! How is this right? I am horrified to travel! I don't want to be molested, but I certainly don't want to be subjected to excess & unnecessary radiation! This is pathetic! Where are our freedoms?

For those of you saying, 'Well, it's for your own safety. There could be a terrorist attempting to get on that plane.' Tell me why we can't profile like Israel? Why isn't there stricter enforcement of people on no-fly lists? Better background checks? Sniffer dogs? Puffer machines? There are so many other options besides aggressive pat-downs & radiating scans. Come on!

If you want to try to do your two bits worth, sign this petition: http://www.PetitionOnline.com/airline/
And please feel free to google any of this information if you feel I am overreacting. I guarantee you, it's real. And if you think your children are safe from the radiation or molestation, think again. They are getting it too. It's just not right.

Thankfully my night of nightmare flying was interrupted by the most beautiful sound in the world. I am in love with the wolves. They are back. I am so excited! This is a magical place! My Mother wants to leave it, but I would gladly stay, knowing that I could potentially hear the wolves each night. It was so mesmerizing that I actually bundled up & went outside to record their howls. I leaned against the car & listened to them. They were all around me. One was south of the house, one was across the pasture along the tree line to the southeast & another directly across from the house to the east. It was amazing! Of course, once the howling stopped & I realized that they are pretty much silent enough to sneak up on me, I got scared & came back inside. It was also somewhere between 0430 & 0500. Nonetheless, I wouldn't trade one second of it!!! Pure Magic! I feel so blessed to witness the sounds of howling wolves outside! I think they know how lonely my heart is & they came to sing me a song... :o)

Enjoy & pardon the poor recordings. I hope you can hear it well enough to appreciate it! The initial crunching is my feet walking down the steps outside in the cold snow.


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