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April 18, 2009


Julia Smith

Love your post today, Nicholas. A definite boo about the torturers. If there's anything in this world that freaks me out completely - besides tornados - it's torture. Strangely, I'm dealing with that subject in a couple of my WIPs.

As for Cuba, I couldn't be happier. My mom and sister just went there last month for a fantastic vacation. I can't wait till the US can enjoy Cuba like everyone else can. The funny thing about Cuba being without all the 'conveniences' of modern life has resulted in Cubans receiving a Nobel Prize for organic farming. My mom and sister (who, like me are very allergic to all things chemical) noticed immediately that the food tasted incredibly good. Mom said, "These are very happy cows" when she ate any dairy, and likewise the eggs and chicken were easily identified as free range and organic by taste alone. I dearly hope that Cubans hold onto this method of farming in their soon-to-be-more-modernized future.


I agree with your woo-hoos & the boo. In regard to the boo issue, it seems like common sense to me.

Yeah, I know... it's actually not so common.

But, if someone orders me, "Hey, go stab that guy in the face." I'm pretty sure that I won't do it, simply because I know that it's not right to just go around stabbing faces.

These people knew that what they were doing was wrong. Either way, they were screwed, but I'd rather go down for disobeying an order than for being a torturer or murderer.

I have to go along with your "what-the-fuck"... I mean, torture & murder is a crime, regardless of orders.

Then again... I've never been in a war, so there's a lot that I don't know, which makes it easier for me to run my mouth & joke about stabbing faces.

What I do know is that I'd like to visit Cuba, but have only been able to do this vicariously through European friends who have been there & have been nice enough to show me the pictures of their fabulous Cuban vacation.

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