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Awaiting a Natural Disaster That DIDN'T Happen

artdemeer Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 5:34 AM
Best way to get more people paying income tax is to get rid of exemptions for children, child tax credit, additional child tax credit and dependent care expenses other wise you are a social engineer. ....matter of national security? Hah!


So I was just talking to my family in Seattle as Shabbat ended here in Honolulu, catching up on the day when suddenly, I heard the familiar screech of the tsunami sirens, blasting out in the warm night. I was home alone, my friends and hosts out at a movie I deemed too tense for my taste.

I didn't know about any earthquake, but of course during Shabbat I'm off the news-loop, so my first thought was it was some kind of test or malfunction of the siren system. But no--the blaring, ear-piercing scream...