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"Give War a Chance" is the story of two American leaders whose lives and experiences reflect the Vietnam generation's conflicting views about the use of America's military might. It is the story of Richard Holbrooke, U.N. Ambassador-nominee, architect of the 1995 Bosnian peace accords, and ret. Admiral Leighton "Snuffy" Smith, a Vietnam war hero who became NATO's commander in Bosnia and whose mission was to enforce the Bosnia peace. Each man spent his formative years in Vietnam, but--some thirty years later--the Balkans crisis brought them into direct conflict over the role and responsibilities of today's military in securing and maintaining global peace.

Includes an interesting article written by Colin Powell in 1992. This show was produced in 1999, yet seems amazingly apropos given the current world events.

smith pointed this out to me this weekend:

fb- used to refer to most everyone on lf as 'fucking hippies'. now he refers to those very same people as nazis, facists, etc, etc.


Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)
Definition, Fact Sheet and Tips

What is Narcissism?

A pattern of traits and behaviors which signify infatuation and obsession with one's self to the exclusion of all others and the egotistic and ruthless pursuit of one's gratification, dominance and ambition.

Most narcissists (75%) are men.

NPD is one of a "family" of personality disorders (formerly known as "Cluster B").

Other members: Borderline PD, Antisocial PD and Histrionic PD.

NPD is often diagnosed with other mental health disorders ("co-morbidity") - or with substance abuse, or impulsive and reckless behaviors ("dual diagnosis").

Pathological narcissism was first described in detail by Freud. Other major contributors are: Klein, Horney, Kohut, Kernberg, Millon, Roningstam, Gunderson, Hare.

The onset of narcissism is in infancy, childhood and early adolescence. It is commonly attributed to childhood abuse and trauma inflicted by parents, authority figures, or even peers.

There is a whole range of narcissistic reactions - from the mild, reactive and transient to the permanent personality disorder.

Narcissists are either "Cerebral" (derive their narcissistic supply from their intelligence or academic achievements) - or "Somatic" (derive their narcissistic supply from their physique, exercise, physical or sexual prowess and "conquests").

An all-pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behaviour), need for admiration or adulation and lack of empathy, usually beginning by early adulthood and present in various contexts. Five (or more) of the following criteria must be met:

Feels grandiose and self-important (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents to the point of lying, demands to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements) Is obsessed with fantasies of unlimited success, fame, fearsome power or omnipotence, unequalled brilliance (the cerebral narcissist), bodily beauty or sexual performance (the somatic narcissist), or ideal, everlasting, all-conquering love or passion Firmly convinced that he or she is unique and, being special, can only be understood by, should only be treated by, or associate with, other special or unique, or high-status people (or institutions) Requires excessive admiration, adulation, attention and affirmation - or, failing that, wishes to be feared and to be notorious (narcissistic supply) Feels entitled. Expects unreasonable or special and favorable priority treatment. Demands automatic and full compliance with his or her expectations Is "interpersonally exploitative", i.e., uses others to achieve his or her own ends Devoid of empathy. Is unable or unwilling to identify with or acknowledge the feelings and needs of others Constantly envious of others or believes that they feel the same about him or her Arrogant, haughty behaviours or attitudes coupled with rage when frustrated, contradicted, or confronted
love me not is the Los Angeles County District Attorney's proactive, informative
anti-stalking program in partnership with the Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women.
An attempt to create the Holy Grail of home entertainment - a disc that plays on any DVD or CD player - has been branded a failure by an international working group.
Satellite phones with built-in Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities have been confiscated from journalists travelling with US troops inside Iraq, due to fears that they could inadvertently reveal their positions.
Fahrenheit 911
Mel Gibson's production company is in talks with Michael Moore to produce the documentarian's next film, "Fahrenheit 911," which will show ties between the Bush and Bin Laden families and the roots of terrorism.
Gnome Darts
Pick up the gnomes and throw them at the dart board
Great Schools
School information for public, private and charter schools nationwide is your objective source of school information on elementary, middle and high schools. A nonprofit organization, provides information about public, private and charter schools in all 50 states and detailed school profiles for California, Arizona, Texas, Florida and Washington.

More future martyrs, more soldiers, more suicide bombers. All that will be attacking Americans overseas and at home very soon. All thanks to the Bush Administration and their 'strike first' policy.

Warning: Real images of war. Not the stuff you see on CNN. Not remotely appropriate for work or the squeamish.
The company once headed by US vice-president Dick Cheney, Halliburton, is out of the running for a $600m US government contract to rebuild Iraq.

Just something to keep in mind when discussing Cheney and his potential conflicts of interest.

The Haircut Story Site
an enormous archive of user submitted haircut stories.

no. that isn't a metaphor for something more racy. they're really just about haircuts.

Though "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" is being remade by the man responsible for "Pearl Harbor" and a guy who directed videos for C C Music Factory, Jessica Biel says fans of the seminal horror classic shouldn't be worried."I have faith that this 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' is going to be a lot scarier and a little more disturbing than the original," the "7th Heaven" star said recently. Biel heads up an ensemble cast of lesser known actors, including Eric Balfour ("Six Feet Under"), in the new version of the cult classic flick.
My Cat Hates You
Features a photo gallery chock full of angst filled felines who well, hate you.

My fave? Britney, who hates with unparallelled fervor.
Sushi Fortune Telling
Sushi Fortune Telling reads your future by the types of sushi you choose with this fun little online waste o'time.