Feb. 13th, 2010

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This is just utterly repulsive. Seriously. FLASHCARDS? FLASHCARDS are suspicious now, especially from a STUDENT? God forbid someone wants to learn a widely spoken language. Nope. That apparently makes you a terrorist suspect. I really, really hope this kid wins his fight. Because damn, that's just ridiculous. ::But note to self. Do NOT take books on Afghanistan on the flight to North Carolina next month.::

I hate people sometimes. Suffice to say, I know that terrorism is scary and it's not a threat to be taken lightly, but at the same time, this sort of shit is scary to me. I'd go into detail, but my f-list seems pretty liberal and I really suspect I'm preaching to the choir.

Seriously, though. FLASHCARDS. From a STUDENT. MINORING in MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES.

In similar stuff, I finished A Thousand Splendid Suns the other day. If you haven't read it, holy shit, read it. (And get a box of kleenex.) I've been having dreams for days based on this one, the book is so haunting. I actually liked it better than The Kite Runner, and I LOVED The Kite Runner. But I think because A Thousand Splendid Suns really painted what life in Afghanistan has been like for women (also, awesome female friendship)... yeah. It's just a book that's not going to leave me for a long time yet.

But damn it, this is my adopted city being STUPID. ARGH.

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