Gloria and I dressed in the appropriate color to celebrate the workers’ day that in European tradition and custom notes the power and the purpose of blue-collar workers and crafts people.
I had several projects in mind. The notebook had other plans for me. It demonstrated the power of electronics over human desire by refusing to hook up with our ISP, followed by taking down every wi-fi object in the house. I spent most of the morning and afternoon talking to people in the PI making multiple attempts to regain the flow of electrons.
It has been a long day.
We were not surprised to discover this morning that the allied command in Afghanistan is not reporting the number of U.S. troops KIA or WIA by Afghan soldiers, cops, or civilian government workers. If we’ve reached the point of lying about the number of casualties, there is no reason to retain our troops in Afghanistan. Our high command structure should have learned this lesson in VietNam. Some of us can still count, and when the numbers don’t match, there should be no excuses accepted.