We should look for as much permanence of previously enacted tax relief
measures as possible. Taxpayers should see no lapse in tax relief. Continued
economic growth depends on that. We likely will act to extend key tax breaks
set to expire at , such as
the college tuition deductibility and the low-income savers’ credit.
Both of these are very useful to people trying to live under the tax line — I,
for instance, rely on the
retirement savings tax
credit (what Grassley calls “the low-income savers’ credit”). I didn’t
realize it was scheduled to expire next year.
Two dead children per day is more or less four bereaved parents per day. Why
more or less? Because some of them were brothers. So, two dead children for
one pair of bereaved parents. Perhaps that’s better, because these parents
are bereaved anyway, so they are just bereaved twice, and another pair of
parents is released from being bereaved. But perhaps it is less good, because
to be bereaved is worse than being dead, and being twice bereaved is twice
worse than being dead. So I don’t really know what to decide.
All these children I killed in the Gaza Strip, and all of them I killed by
mistake. That is, I knew that there were children there, and I knew I would
kill some of them, but since I knew it would be by mistake I did not feel so
pressured about it. Because everybody makes mistakes. Only the one who does
nothing does not make mistakes. Mistakes happen, we are all human beings.
That is what I think is so nice about my mistakes, they make me so human and
fallible, is it not so?
The 30 children I killed by all kind of mistakes. Each child with his special
mistake. There was one about whom I thought by mistake that he was not a
child. And there was one which I hit because he insisted on standing exactly
on the spot at which I decided to shoot. And there was one who threw stones
and did not at all look six years old. And there was one who from the air
looked like a wanted terrorist. Or like a Qassam rocket. Or like a terrorist
holding a Qassam rocket. And there were some children who by mistake got into
their heads some of the shrapnel from the shell I shot into their house. And
there was one who by mistake hid under her bed exactly when I blew up the bed
in order to expel the terrorist squad which was hiding there. But this does
not count, it was her mistake, not mine.
I remember it was the most hard with my first mistake. I shot and shot and
shot, then they told me I had killed a child. I became pale, and my mouth
was dry, and my knees were shaking, and in general I did not sleep very well
that night. But with the passing of time, and of mistakes, it became much
easier. Now I make mistakes with hardly any side-effects. It was very helpful
that my friends, my environment, everybody, did not make so much fuss over
every small mistake.
Here, just last week, when I killed by mistake one girl, I shot two more
mistakes into her head, just to make sure that I was making a mistake. And
then the rest of my magazine, full of mistakes. Once, I would not have been
able to do that.
True, some people tell me that I am making a mistake in making this
confession. They tell me I have not been in Gaza at all, and did not shoot
any bullet, and did not bomb, and did not shell, and did not snipe. That’s
true, I did not. But who paid for the bullets? Me. And who bought the gun?
And financed the shell? And the missile? Me. Me. Me. Also me.
And also, who is not growing pale any more with every new mistake? Whose
mouth is not getting dry when one more child is laid in the earth? Whose
knees do not grow weak when another nameless baby lies dead in a bloody
cradle? Who goes on sleeping soundly even when the number of mistakes reaches
thirty in two weeks? Me. Also me. So, don’t tell me I didn’t kill.
The Air Force Research Lab’s
Physics Report,” posted earlier this week on the Federation of American
Scientists (FAS) Web site, struck a raw
nerve with physicists and critics of wasteful military spending.
In the report, author Eric Davis says psychic teleportation, moving yourself
from location to location through mind powers, is “quite real and can be
In support of the idea, the report cites
reports, Soviet and Chinese studies of psychics and
studies of spoon-bending phenomena.…
Some experts have long criticized what they see as a military sweet tooth for
junk science. A “remote viewing” project, for example, undertaken by defense
intelligence services and declassified in ,
sought to see whether psychic powers could be employed to spy on the Soviet
Union. The teleportation report “raises questions of scientific quality
control at the Air Force,” the FAS’
Steven Aftergood says.
Davis, a physicist with Warp Drive Metrics of Las Vegas, couldn’t be reached
for comment. The Air Force paid $25,000 for the report, part of a $20.5
million advanced rocket and missile design contract. The report calls for
$7.5 million to conduct psychic teleportation experiments.