Flight Simulator Rehabilitation Then Off to the Races-

Channeled (03/05/98)

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Archivist Notes: Well, it's off to
Centauri base this month as the annual Tri-base ski races had rotated to that base this year and you can tell there's an excitement in the air throughout the channeling session as some of the speakers were preparing for the trip. It's not all fun and games as the first couple of speakers stick with serious topics like the Conference and mental probing. Then it's our resident wing commander talking about the family ski trip the races would be for them ending side one. Side two starts with two others not making the trip to Centauri base in Karra and Alana though if everyone was going there would be no one left for the following week's channeling session. Each has great information to share with a reminder from Karra it's not just a solo act when it's only me asking questions in the session instead of a large group of people. Alana, on the other hand, is talking on a more intimate level while discussing the child growing within her during her pregnancy and the conversations the two of them were having. Rounding out the rest of the side is Kiri and Tia with Kiri giving us a more complete idea of her trip to the races while Tia kept to her expertise, the state of the world down here. Looking at the session as a whole, it's an excellent combination of speakers and topics that keep the session informative without losing the listener's attention.

   Tia comes on and quickly ushers in Leonedies who has some ideas on how to promote the Conference between the various groups having interactions with the Earth. The focus of our discussion was how to contact the various channels to participate in the Conference as that had posed a problem up until now. Only four, he is the ascended equivalent to Korton or Ashtar and is able to bring a gravitas that belies his age. Next is Omal and a serious issue had come up. Mark's interactions with Bunny had increased his ability to mentally probe under shields due to her constant use of the skill and so he was being tested on the base to determine the extent of his ability. Too much and it would prevent him from performing his ground control duties he had taken on for the ships on the base. Our conversation takes in all the pros and cons he would face though the opportunity for growth it brought was worth any of the negative factors that may come into play. Wing Commander Taal dropped by so Omal makes way so we can hear the latest on his bond mate Katrina's rehabilitation from a battle where she was injured. She had just regained her flight status to patrol a safe area which was all due to her work she had been doing with the Baron while he was still alive. To get her ready, she had been working through the problem of needing a kill over watching her six and her times in the simulator had prepared her for the patrols. Our hearing about the simulator details made this quite an educational opportunity to learn their pilots train much like ours minus the symbiotic connection with their ship. He also reveals their son would be getting his implant soon, crucial for any future pilot but before that the family would be flying the ski team and guests to the Tri-base ski races on Centauri base.          

   Karra had a few moments on side one where we got into people from the website commenting which leads on side two into a conversation on the vicarious nature of how the channeling sessions may only have one person asking questions but are attended in spirit once it gets online. A guest shows up unexpectedly so Karra takes her leave and lets her daughter replace her in the channeling field. With her delivery date only days away, Alana describes what's taking place with her pregnancy and the constant communication going on with the fetus as the anticipation for freedom came closer. Readers of the News will remember that this was supposed to be the child of Mark and Karra but circumstances intervened and Alana ended up pregnant instead. As a result, it had to be explained to the child that she would essentially have two mothers with Alana's girlfriend taking on the other parental role. She ends things with a comparison between her joining with a woman as opposed to a man. That leaves Kiri to get us close to the end of the tape but we first hear about a line of bikinis she sells on the Southern continents of Sirius that features a three-piece top and a two-piece bottom. Next, the subject turns to Leah who is missing Lyka who's back on Sirius for field exercises. Because of that topic, we get to hear about the portable hologram room they have that can be set up in the apartment for late night work. It's the kind of tech anyone down here would enjoy and then it's off to the races we go. From her, we get a preview of what is expected when she gets to where the races are being held on Centauri and the preparations she's been making before her heats. One problem facing the event was an almost five-foot dump of snow that had the potential to force the races to be moved to Sirius. We learn Lyka's doing biathlon training under the guise of Arctic warfare training with her platoon and ends her time speaking with an invitation to Lyka's birthday party when she would soon be turning twenty-one. That leaves just a short amount of tape for Tia to give us a quick update on the state of our world from her observations and as usual she hits the nail on the head. She is concerned about the level of caring that had diminished in our society over the decades and twenty years later and the world seems more self-absorbed than ever.     

TIA Ring Mistress MARK (Channel)



2.)(9:52)- Omal brings up Mark's recent increase in his mental probing capability. He lets us know Mark is scheduled to go through some painful testing to determine the strength of his capability.
3.)(21:39)- Wing Commander Taal gives us a lesson in what it is like to pilot one of the base ships and explains how Katrina is going through rehabilitation with the Baron after a battle where she was wounded.
4.)(41:52)- Karra only is on for a few moments but begins the subject of our webpage and something in the guestbook at the time needing a reply for someone highly enthused about the channeling taking place.

1.)(00:00)- Karra returns to remind me that while in many of the channeling it may only be me asking questions. In reality, it is also the guests who sometimes ask questions also because they are there in spirit.
2.)(3:59)- Alana is expected to give birth in a week so we hear about the communication between mother and child as the time gets closer. She has even explained that her mother has a girlfriend instead of a boyfriend.
3.)(3:59)- Kiri discusses the ski races on Centauri and how they'll possibly need to be moved to Sirius due to a storm while also hearing about the portable hologram room at their apartment they can set up if needed.
4.)(34:14)- Tia goes over things she seen in her analyst role on our planet and she expresses concern over the trading curbs but in place in the stock market. She also says the me generation was actually now.

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(Tia continues on from a conversation that had already started)

Tia: yes, the sensitivity of felines and canines in earthquakes.

Russ: you’re just a wealth of information dear.

Tia: uh-huh.

Russ: a wealth of information.

Tia: oh yes I am.

Russ: uh-huh. Okay, so what’s up tonight my dear?

Tia: oh, well we got a full schedule tonight.

Russ: good, good.

Tia: so without further ado…..

Russ: okay.

Tia: and as you need to get some shut eye….

Russ: no not really, I’m doing pretty good actually tonight.

Tia: oh that’s good, well you’re working tomorrow?

Russ: uh-huh.

Tia: uh-huh, okey-dokey, so you don’t have to get up until 9 o’clock.

Russ: uh-huh.

Tia: oh goody, then we can keep you up for a while longer.

Russ: yes you can.

Tia: uh-huh, okay.

(Tia hums her way to the next speaker)

(Leonedies comes on to discuss the Conference)

Leonedies: greetings and felicitations Russ and how are you functioning?

Russ: greetings.

Leonedies: functioning well?

Russ: well quite well, is this Leonedies?

Leonedies: of course.

Russ: of course, it is.

Leonedies: or Daniel of Hades Base.

Russ: as Daniel of Hades Base, yes.

Leonedies: uh-huh. Okay, let us get down and address the business that I think is important and is at hand and it is purely my opinion that I feel that it is important. In doing so we will discuss and look at the outlying and laying down and pulling together of individuals for the upcoming conferences and the importance of this. Now word is slowly seeping around that there is a conference but how do you spread the word faster? Certainly by going into chat rooms is one way, by getting people to go to your webpage is another but, getting in contact with other people of other webpages and making a deal, a compromise much as is laid out in the basic format for the conferences. Now the conferences have been set up to discuss how it is best to achieve the same purpose for the individuals and parties involved. But getting the word out for the conference on your planet, pulling together all the channels that are prepared to be host bodies for this is the hard part. Now you have a format and a place for the conferences. You contact René and ask if it would be possible to place an ad looking for channelers for the conference. It doesn’t matter if you have six Pleiadians, five Zetas, one Sirian and so on. The fact that there is a group of individuals coming together to represent the various races is the important factor. This as been stated in the past is just the start of the beginning of the conferences. This is basically the discussion on how the conferences will go. And for each group it is necessary to lay out what they so desire and what they think that they want and then you start looking at making concessions and maneuvering and manipulation and so on so that all parties are finally happy and can settle down to the serious matter at hand. Now the discussions for the conference to set up may take who knows? 10, 30, 50, 100 years, that is moot, that is a moot point as the discussions themselves will go on for much longer. Do you have any questions?

Russ: yes I do.

Leonedies: okay.

Russ: now in my research on different channels to participate in these conferences, I’m running into a slight problem with finding that most of the people who channel, don’t actually channel other races, in fact, there are very few who actually do. Most of the people who do channel are things like Galactic Council, Ashtar, Sananda, various angels, dead entities, things like that but not really other races.

Leonedies: well these that......the Galactic Councils, they channel individuals as well.

Russ: Ashtar Command councils…

Leonedies: uh-huh.

Russ: we’ve already got them represented.

Leonedies: yes, we do. We are well represented.

Russ: yes, very well.

Leonedies: so it could be one-sided to start off with but as word goes around, it should become more even. You have to remember that Rome wasn’t burnt in a day.

Russ: good point.

Russ: what I would like to do, is get one person of Hades Base…..

Leonedies: uh-huh.

Russ: who can represent the entire conference…..

Leonedies: uh-huh.

Russ: and who could make a very long dissertation about it and present it in a way that could go into here. In other words, the channels in here don’t actually do the same format as we use here where I ask questions and you answer and……

Leonedies: no, they normally have to go through a lot of dissertation and ask a brief question.

Russ: long is a good word for it.

Leonedies: uh-huh.

Russ: correct. So what we need is like a very long dissertation possibly.

Leonedies: I will put out the word to some colleagues and see what we can come up with.

Russ: okay.

Leonedies: okay? You may get contacted over the Internet….

Russ: ahh good.

Leonedies: or you may get contacted through our duly represented…..elected representatives.

Russ: okay.

Leonedies: yes?

Russ: okay. And then do you have a specific role you have assigned yourself for these conferences or just a……

Leonedies: as I stated in the past, that will become clear.

Russ: ahhh, okay. Just checking. Other than that yeah, it’s looking like we’re ready to start.

Leonedies: Russ, to answer your question, being an eighth dimensional being inhabiting a sixth dimensional body speaking through a third dimensional body, I am like a library. That should give you enough of a clue. If my auntie says, if you’re a smart as my auntie says, then all will become clear and you will be able to deduce what my function is. But remember your first guesses are not always the correct guesses, nor are your second, third, fourth or fifth.

Russ: well what specialties do you specialize in? I mean everybody else has kind of specialties and I know you’re a super operant so you kind of specialize in everything but is there anything you’re really good at that we can really focus on sometime?

Leonedies: at a later time.

Russ: all right, fair enough.

Leonedies: now, as it is way past my nap nap time……I have to keep this persona sometimes you know.

Russ: I do understand, thank you Leonedies…..

Leonedies: uh-huh.

Russ: very wonderful chatting with you.

Leonedies: you’re welcome. It is hard sometimes to understand for me that a thousand years is a blink of an eye but an eon at the same time so impatience sometimes plays a part in it hence the reason why I talk fast sometimes. Okay?

Russ: all righty, fair enough.

Leonedies: may your path be lit with love and light and understanding and all the wisdom and knowledge that you wish will come your way.

Russ: thank you.

(Tia is back to make the first transition)

(Tia says hi in Durondedunn)

Russ: hi Tia.

Tia: it’s funny to watch him climb down off of the futon and wander out of the pyramid down the pathway. You know he gets by on three hours of sleep a night?

Russ: that’s not usual for a child that age.

Tia: no, it’s more like normally three hours of awake time.

Russ: right.

Tia: okay. Yes?

Russ: when are you going to speak?

Tia: oh I’ll speak towards the end.

Russ: okay.

Tia: uh-huh.

(Omal takes his turn next to channel)

Omal: greetings and felicitations Russ.

Russ: greetings Omal.

Omal: it is entertaining to watch him.

Russ: I’ll bet it is, I’m not even watching him but Karra’s feeding me pictures of him still.

Omal: yes, it is entertaining. Now, as we have not talked in approximately three weeks…..

Russ: uh-huh.

Omal: there is not much to discuss that my colleague of little stature and giant mind has not covered that I have been thinking on.

Russ: hmm.

Omal: one thing that has cropped up in that time and is giving the host headaches literally is the fact of being able to do probing through the shields and to be able to get images.

Russ: yeah, he was mentioning something about that probably up on the base he was doing it at the station.

Omal: yes, yes.

Russ: what’s up with that?

Omal: it is something that has been heightened due to contact with somebody that does it as a matter of course.

Russ: the Bunny Monster.

Omal: the Bunny Monster. Yes, Huna. I feel that it is not so much of a gift, more of an awakening of something from the past.

Russ: hmm.

Omal: something that was buried deep within the host. Now this in itself is a very useful skill, let us look at it. Being able to receive images from an individual........now that was a quick answer and reply, Monka.

Russ: why Monka?

Omal: he does not say.

Russ: hmm.

Omal: but, getting back to the matter at hand. The ability to probe under somebody shields to receive pictures….

Russ: oh Monka.

Omal: and be able to correlate the images and use them. Now there are certain problems that come with this, the fact that the body will react in ways that can be confusing. For example, let us say there is individual that is thinking of something whilst talking to an individual that can probe. They are seeing the images that the person is transmitting and leaking. This will confuse the body’s functions. It can be used in many, many different ways. For example, to gauge somebody’s emotional status, to glean information, to be able to look at an individual and see what is bothering them and these are very useful if there is a problem with the individual or if the individual wishes for something to happen but does not want to say, wants the person that is doing the probing to understand and work out what they are thinking. You have questions.

Russ: uh-huh. First off, it has some drawbacks too.

Omal: yes it does.

Russ: for example you can tell if someone’s lying.

Omal: correct.

Russ: and that doesn’t help with any matters except that you know they’re lying.

Omal: uh-huh, well I see it as helping.

Russ: okay, but another thing, the body's subconscious acts on images within your mind.

Omal: correct.

Russ: what happens if it's picking up images from somebody else’s mine?

Omal: then it reacts on that.

Russ: right, so you’re living someone else’s life sort of.

Omal: you can.

Russ: uh-huh.

Omal: put it this way, Tia told me, and this is probably a little embarrassing for the channeler, that he was talking to a young lady and she was sexually aroused.

Russ: hmmm.

Omal: so you see the problem?

Russ: uh-huh. Well, if I remember right, it’s the same, similar thing that happened with the Monk.

(a Sirian college student also known as the "Surf Monk" who only channeled once while visiting the base)

Omal: correct.

Russ: he could read the…

Omal: the thought.

Russ: pictures that were leaking off of the various girls or other entities he was around.

Omal: correct.

Russ: this would be a similar sort of condition.

Omal: correct.

Russ: now, that’s a good sign though.

Omal: yes it is.

Russ: it's a sign of consciousness being raised.

Omal: correct but also it does have the negative side of that it will confuse the senses.

Russ: well the negative side is the fact that it’s being done on a third dimension instead of a higher dimension which a higher dimension would be able to this input much better than a lower dimension would I assume.

Omal: correct or a much lower dimensional being or lower dimensional being whereas Monk handled it as a matter of course.

Russ: sure, he's used to that.

Omal: for third dimensional being it could be very confusing and can lead to problems.

Russ: uh-huh.

Omal: a few psychological ones are confusion, misinterpreting the images and acting on the misinterpreted information.

Russ: okay now if that’s true, then because he is surrounded by higher dimensional beings, it should be easily remedied by higher dimensional beings able to work with him and counsel him in the matter of determining and editing these images.

Omal: well that is why we are running tests.

Russ: hmm, okay.

Omal: unfortunately, even for sixth dimensional and seventh dimensional beings it can be excruciatingly painful.

Russ: hmm, why?

Omal: because the inputs have to be…

Russ: I know, I know.....

Omal: yes.

Russ: it's giving me goosebumps already.

Omal: the whole spectrum.

Russ: hmm, okay.

Omal: and unfortunately, when an individual is capable of doing this, it has to be addressed and looked at so the pain unfortunately has to be grinned and bared. No matter how painful, we have to proceed with it.

Russ: okay.

Omal: now there are ways of dealing with the pain. We can give medication however, that means that the period of testing goes on much longer because the senses are dulled by the medication. We can use other medication which heightens the experience and speeds up the learning process however there is another drawback with that.

Russ: what’s that?

Omal: it intensifies the pain.

Russ: does the pain go away at some point?

Omal: during the testing no.

Russ: oh.

Omal: afterwards it goes back to normal.

Russ: but you’re saying he's getting headaches even normally?

Omal: hmm, the headaches that he is getting is part of the testing.

Russ: now, let’s assume this is a great gift, a wonderful opportunity…

Omal: it is a great gift.

Russ: okay, to experience things that usually only higher dimensional beings experience.

Omal: uh-huh.

Russ: so therefore he has to look at it from the point of view of what benefits can be gained on the third dimensional basis by using it on the third dimension.

Omal: I am not his counselor or medic….

Russ: ahh.

Omal: you have me in a field that I am unfortunately not that familiar with.

Russ: ahh.

Omal: if you were talking to somebody like Korton or Ashtar or even Leonedies, they would have a much better explanation and understanding of it. I have been tested and I do have the capability but it was such a long time ago that I would have to sit and think about it.

Russ: hmm.

Omal: the best I can describe it is the testing serves a purpose of learning to control, learning to find out how extensive the probing capability is. If the probing capability is very extensive, of course the pain is even more excruciating because it’s more intense in the learning. Once having concluded how it works and how strong the probing capability is, then the teaching starts.

Russ: uh-huh.

Omal: unfortunately there is a drawback. If it is determined that he does have a high level of probing capability, he will no longer be able to be ground control because of the emotions around him.

Russ: hmm.

Omal: and he seems to enjoy that job tremendously.

Russ: uh-huh. Okay, now what capabilities does this fall under?

Omal: coercion to a certain extent, healing to a certain extent, it’s one of those categories that straddle two or more abilities.

Russ: hmm, sort of on the cusp?

Omal: correct.

Russ: well, I assume it's important so I’ll support him any way I can.

Omal: yes. Okay, any more questions?

Russ: that’s it for now.

Omal: okay.

Russ: thank you Omal.

Omal: you’re welcome. Live long, prosper and, I’ll be back.

Russ: okay.

Omal: entry made by first officer Omal.

(Tia has to make a number of these transitions tonight)

(Tia says hi in Durondedunn)

Russ: hi Tia.

Tia: hey, we are aware of all of that that Omal discussed.

Russ: oh.

Tia: okay, next speaker. Sit up straight.

Russ: who me?

(Wing Commander Taal is back to channel)

Taal: attention.

Russ:  hey, greetings Taal.

Taal: greetings Russ. Function well do you not?

Russ: functioning quite well I might add.

Taal: good, good.

Russ: and yourself?

Taal: functioning excellent.

Russ: and Katrina and the little one?

Taal: Katrina is better, little one is many headaches for both of us.

Russ: Katrina’s not a 100% yet?

Taal: no, she still has few, deep psychological scars.

Russ: hmm.

Taal: but she starts patrolling in safe area soon.

Russ: hey great, it will be nice to get her air legs back under her.

Taal: she spends lot of time in simulator trying to get over fears.

Russ: hmm, it must be tough to get out of that gun-shy mode.

Taal: gun-shy not problem, overly aggressive problem.

Russ: why would that be a factor after the fact?

Taal: because the urge to get in to confirmed kill can blind to other possibilities around.

Russ: hmm.

Taal: that in itself becomes hazard when you focus in on one kill, one kill only, you are dead. Not see the craft sneaking up behind or see blip on screen moving in for kill. Or as Katrina’s teacher say, beware of Hun in sun?

Russ: uh-huh.

Taal: she spend lot of time with Baron.

Russ: well that’s good.

Taal: yes, very good.

Russ: he’s someone who’s seen it all.

Taal: correct, Baron understand better than I think Katrina realize. Looking at Barron’s record, Baron had same incident at one time.

Russ: hmm.

Taal: so I feel fortuitous to have Baron on base that understand better then you, I or anyone understand.

Russ: uh-huh yeah, he’s definitely seen it all but how did he come around and fix it, did you ever find out?

Taal: do not know, best ask Barron some time.

Russ: all right, I’ll be happy to.

Taal: surmise I that Baron might be way Baron is because never truly overcome psychological problem?

Russ: hmm.

Taal: maybe that key to making of great pilot, who knows?

Russ: now that could be a possibility though. Like what was his record before the incident and his record after the incident?

Taal: before good, after poor, passing of time excellent.

Russ: interesting, there’s a pattern there somewhere.

Taal: yes, I yet to see it but I know what you mean.

Russ: and you have never had an incident even coming close to that right?

Taal: no, I am good pilot. After all, what is bad pilot?

Russ: there is no such thing.

Taal: why?

Russ: because he’s a dead pilot.

Taal: good, you understand well.

Russ: oh yes, absolutely. Now with yourself, you tend to follow the complete 360° around you at all times.

Taal: correct.

Russ: so the key for maintaining that is to not focus or put blinders on to just one direction and one focus.

Taal: correct.

Russ: even though that might be taking all your attention, it can’t take all your attention.

Taal: correct.

Russ: hmm, now doesn’t your ship back you up with data feed and you'd have to actually ignore the ship….

Taal: correct.

Russ: to miss any kind of dangers from around you?

Taal: but easy to do in heat of fight, battle. When focus in on craft in front, have targeting….

Russ: uh-huh.

Taal: on screen projected for side targeting what is going on around. Way to understand. Put hand out at arms length.

Russ: okay.

Taal: raise one finger, focus on finger. Do you see that?

Russ: uh-huh.

Taal: do you see that?

Russ: yeah.

Taal: do you see thing beside you out of window? Keep focusing on finger.

Russ: no.

Taal: no turn head. Do you see feline near top of stair?

Russ: no, where?

Taal: I thought feline near top of stair.

Russ: oh okay, no. I’m like wow, that’s good Taal, you are really, really good.

Taal: but you see idea?

Russ: right yeah, I see what you’re talking about. I mean I could see your hand move but I don’t know exactly what you were doing. Like if you were holding up one finger or something while you were doing that, I didn’t see it.

Taal: no, it was just hand up and down.

Russ: oh okay, right.

Taal: but you see?

Russ: right.

Taal: you see it was movement but you focused on finger.

Russ: right.

Taal: now say finger is......put arm back up as….

Russ: uh-huh.

Taal: okay, focus back in on finger….

Russ: uh-huh.

Taal: five, four, three, two, one, my hands are enemy, you dead.

Russ: oh wow, that fast huh?

Taal: correct. Now as you were focused on finger did you see hand come up?

Russ: not till it got to the halfway point.

Taal: from here you were dead.

Russ: man.

Taal: you have to be aware at all times. Eyes, ears, feeling, hearing, all senses.

Russ: hmm, we kind of call that being in a groove.

Taal: yes, we call it line site.

Russ: hmm.

Taal: all you see is line of site, no aware of around you.

Russ: uh-huh.

Taal: I believe you pilots on your planet call it situation awareness?

Russ: yeah, S.A..

Taal: very important. Katrina at moment have line of sight.

Russ: hmm.

Taal: bad. I am being of too young to be widower.

Russ: no doubt.

Taal: and little one would miss mother tremendously as would I.

Russ: hmm. Well, it’s fixable right?

Taal: yes.

Russ: time spent with the Baron is going to really help that.

Taal: yes, Baron being harsh, very harsh.

Russ: well, will he fly with her during that safe, first few patrols maybe?

Taal: unknown. It is hard when soulmate and bond mate lie next to you and wet your shoulders with tears, but necessary.

Russ: hmm, well let’s hope these conferences come out good and you can take some of that anxiety out of your patrols.

Taal: I see conference no difference in making of our patrols. After all, did not Monka or Athena say that nothing in essence changes?

Russ: nothing changes during the preliminary talks.

Taal: correct. How long did little one say preliminary talks last?

Russ: oh.....

Taal: 10, 100…

Russ: yeah but that’s nothing compared to what your lifespan is.

Taal: correct.

Russ: I mean my lifespan it's a different matter altogether but I mean you guys will be able to deal with that but her problem is a little bit more immediate than that.

Taal: correct.

Russ: hmm, so what she really needs to do is focus more on depending on the ship…..

Taal: correct.

Russ: instead of her own self.

Taal: correct.

Russ: hmm, so how is the simulator going to help if she’s not inside her own ship?

Taal: it helps in the fact that she walk away from mistakes.

Russ: well, is the ship tied into the simulator in any way?

Taal:  yes.

Russ: okay.

Taal: as through helmet.

Russ: oh good.

Taal: we have chip in here….

Russ: hmm.

Taal: that link us to helmet which links us to ship.

Russ: oh okay, I get it. So when you’re in the simulator it’s as if you’re actually in your own ship.

Taal: correct.

Russ: hmm okay. Well that will make a difference then. Hmm, because doesn’t the ship have feelings for when she gets killed simulator wise?

Taal: relief I believe….

(Russ starts laughing)

Taal: but it is not for real.

Russ: oh well.....

Taal: even though ship is machine, it is thinking machine.

Russ: right. I mean we've talked about the ship and the special link between you and it…

Taal: correct.

Russ: but it has to be able understand the importance of failure and success…..

Taal: correct.

Russ: or else it wouldn't be able to do its function and job.

Taal: and, it learned from her mistake and my mistake when training.

Russ: oh really?

Taal: correct. It see where we go wrong, analyze where we go wrong, come up with answer and input.

Russ: hmm okay.

Taal: each machine stores each mission.

Russ: hmm, so you play those back in your mind or when you’re in the ship.

Taal: correct, it is great way of long, boring patrols to spend time. Ship is aware of possible dangers and you get to review and see where you made mistake and improve.

Russ: hmm, now can the ship give you other people’s experiences, mistakes they’ve made?

Taal: only when on base linked into systems.

Russ: hmm, because you can learn from others people’s mistakes too.

Taal: yes, there is vast library here on our part of base.

Russ: hmm okay. So you can…..let's say you have an enemy that you haven’t faced before but other people have…

Taal: uh-huh.

Russ: and you can go up and you can study people…..those tactics from those battles and learn from the different maneuvers you need to make for each particular craft.

Taal: correct.

Russ: because each race doesn’t have the same craft, they have different craft like you do.

Taal: correct, different craft do different capability and maneuvers.

Russ: uh-huh.

Taal: so, we work hard, have not yet met superior maneuverability or superior skills.

Russ: how about superior craft?

Taal: there are superior craft but technical data is restricted for you.

Russ: oh for me yeah but not for you.

Taal: correct.

Russ: right. So superior craft but not superior pilots?

Taal: what did I just say?

Russ: yeah, it's restricted. Well it’s a generalization, I don’t want any particulars. Okay, so it sounds like as long as she’s patrolling the safe area she shouldn’t have too much trouble, should get her confidence back.

Taal: yes, one hopes.

Russ: hmm.

Taal: do not think down that avenue.

Russ: well, the most important thing is she gets her confidence back, she gets her skills back…

Taal: correct.

Russ: and she becomes an excellent pilot like the Baron.

Taal: yes, one hopes that in retirement both of us sitting going, “ahh, those were the days.”

Russ: watching the little one going up and matching your feats.

Taal: hoping yes.

Russ: how’s his little car coming along?

Taal: it is coming along fine, he soon gets implant.

Russ: oh, does he now?

Taal: yes.

Russ: hey congratulations.

Taal: uh-huh.

Russ: all right, that will be excellent.

Taal: yes.

Russ: he’s coming right along.

Taal: yes. Now, coming up soon, little one, Katrina, myself make trip to Centauri. You coming?

Russ: uh-huh, I’m going to make the trip out there.

Taal: good.

Russ: it’s been a long time since I’ve been to Centauri, it will be a good trip for me.

Taal: yes, it is R&R for us? I fly escort? Little one in the same place as last time, sitting up front with dad as it were.

Russ: uh-huh, well that will be neat. Where’s Katrina going to be?

Taal: she fly transport.

Russ: oh she’s flying transport?

Taal: as she put it, she fly bus driver.

Russ: and then you all watch the races together.

Taal: of course.

Russ: oh, same as last year.

Taal: all part of rest and recuperation on Centauri base. What would you people say down there? R&R in Tokyo?

Russ: yep, R&R in Tokyo. Excellent, now that’ll be really fun for you. When was the last time you were on Centauri?

Taal: oh, few years back.

Russ: oh good, excellent. So a chance to see all the old sites again.

Taal: yes.

Russ: all right Taal, excellent job.

Taal: looking forward to it much.

Russ: I am too. Going to do any skiing?

Taal: do some, little one learning as well.

Russ: all right, excellent.

Taal: when we get back little one go into med lab for procedure.

Russ: oh, so his last moments here before he gets the implant.....

Taal: correct.

Russ: and things will really change for him.

Taal: yes. He show aptitude that I like.

Russ: oh good, aggressive nature?

Taal: yes, some, he bested by little, not so little threes with pointed ears (the Cubs of Mark and Tia).

Russ: oh really?

Taal: in his crèche?

Russ: uh-huh.

Taal: when in crèche, few can best him. When crèches get together for exercise period only three best him in fun.

Russ: and that would be the three little girls who can match minds as one.

Taal: not as one, each individual one-on-one match aggression level above.

Russ: oh really? Well.

Taal: I think it is nature of them.

Russ: yes. All right, well it’s nice to get a little insight on how your child’s doing.

Taal: yes. Think a secret is fingernails.

Russ: and natural hunting abilities too.

Taal: correct. Think maybe when older they make excellent pilots…..getting look from mother of little ones.

Russ: I can imagine you would be. Well we'll put them in a simulator someday and see what happens.

Taal: yes, entertaining no. Okay, time to be of departing.

Russ: all right Taal, thank you very much. Have a great time, I’ll see you on Centauri.

Taal: that you will. Dismissed.

Russ: farewell.

(Tia comes back for the speaker switch)

(Tia says hi in Durondedunn)

Russ: hey darling.

Tia: hey, how’s the recording?

Russ: good, we're almost out of tape. So little girls going to fly someday huh?

Tia: phhtt.

Russ: they won’t actually make pilots, they’re not born and raised to it.

Tia: no, true but you know very well that there is an individual that wants to be a fighter pilot that will never be a fighter pilot (Mark).

Russ: uh-huh.

Tia: and the anguish he gets through. I don't want my little girls going through that.

Russ: well I think it runs in the blood.

Tia: if they have the aptitude yes but I don’t think that as you put it they’re bred for it.

Russ: well they'd have to have a ship that would mind meld with them.

Tia: uh-huh and from what I understand it starts…

Russ: it starts way before their age now.

Tia: uh-huh, starts when they’re like two and a half.

Russ: uh-huh.

Tia: so, never happen for them.

Russ: well what’s your plans for them?

Tia: to let them do whatever they wish to do.

Russ: hmm, even if they want to be pilots?

Tia: hopefully they’ll be smart enough to understand the dangers of it.

Russ: we’ll see.

Tia: huh?

Russ: we'll see.

Tia: yeah, we’ll see.

(Tia says goodbye in Durondedunn)

Tia: oh well, I suppose I better put on the next speaker.

(Karra only has a bit of time before the tape ends)

Karra: hello.

Russ: hello my love.

Karra: how are you doing?

Russ: good, real good.

Karra: uh-huh.

Russ: well rested anyway.

Karra: sorry?

Russ: well rested.

Karra: oh good.

Russ: and yourself?

Karra: not too bad.

Russ: good.

Karra: okay, so how is everything going?

Russ: quite well actually, I got a strange email….

Karra: uh-huh.

Russ: if you'll remember.

Karra: yes, yes.

Russ: what do you want to do about that?

Karra: answer it.

Russ: well I know.

Karra: it’s all in the wording though. I honestly think that communication as you are supposed to be a communicator is the key. Now, for the record, it is not so much in the email as the message in the guestbook.

Russ: right, but it’s a private message.

Karra: uh-huh. Maybe both of you should answer.

Russ: hmm, good idea.

Karra: uh-huh. Send an email in the next few days saying, "thank you for your interest, we will be keeping in contact and giving you more information as time goes by." Something like that.

Russ: it’s interesting, if you remember, when I was getting older and older….

Karra: uh-huh.

Russ: but in my younger years I would get rather involved in certain things and devote my life to them.

Karra: yes, well for a period of time.

Russ: yeah, a period of time I should say and wished to devote my life for a period of time to other things that I never got a chance to.

Karra: uh-huh.




(Karra gets back on topic as the tape gets going)

Russ: so I think that’s kind of how it should be handled.

Karra: yes. Also there may be something else in play here, there seems to be a feeling of something else going on.

Russ: hmm.

Karra: you feel it?

Russ: uh-huh but I’m waiting for you to continue on.

Karra: well I’m not going to because it’s just a feeling and a hunch, it’s best to see how it plays out.

Russ: okay.

Karra: and the impression I get is that she wants to please, she wants to feel a part of doing something important. She wants to be there at the start of something.

Russ: hmm, which is kind of funny because that’s how I thought everybody would feel.

Karra: uh-huh, she feels the way you think everybody should.

Russ: right.

Karra: the enthusiasm.

Russ: right, which is why I don’t understand why there’s only one. I just…..why is it just me and Mark? I don’t get it.

Karra: it’s not just you and Mark.

Russ: I know, I know, it just seems like that sometimes.

Karra: you’ve got to remember that when……oh my, that’s a nice surprise…..when you have a channeling session like now, all those people are attending even though they won’t see it for a few weeks. They are attending, they are present, they are at the channeling session. They’re not asking questions, occasionally they do but right now they’re not asking questions even though they are present.

Russ: hmm, good point.

Karra: you see?

Russ: uh-huh.

Karra: it’s important to remember that they are attending channeling sessions.

Russ: hmm, uh-huh.

Karra: now you understand. It’s not just you and Mark and occasionally Skip and Judy, it is you and Mark, it is all those people that read the Hades Base News.

Russ: so it’s not a meta-concert but it’s a gathering of consciousnesses.

Karra: yes and because they’re spread throughout your planet, they could never ever be in on a channeling session because of the time differences.

Russ: hmm.

Karra: but they are in on the channeling sessions, they are here right now.

Russ: hmm.

Karra: you see?

Russ: in a esoteric sense yes.

Karra: uh-huh. Now we’ve just had a guest speaker show up.

Russ: oh.

Karra: uh-huh.

Russ: okay.

Karra: so I’m going to step aside.

Russ: I assumed as much.

Karra: uh-huh. Keeping my mind closed is the key.

(Ed. note: so I won't guess who is on next)

Russ: yeah.

Karra: catch you later love.

Russ: okay love.

(Tia is on for one of her shortest transitions yet)

(Tia says hi in Durondedunn)

(Alana is back and is very pregnant)

Alana: hello.

Russ: hello……..Alana!!!

Alana: of course.

Russ: sorry love.

Alana: sorry indeed, sorry my tush.

Russ: we haven’t seen you in a while, you have been rather preoccupied.

Alana: well I’m trying to get so much done before the baby comes.

Russ: I understand.

Alana: we are so looking forward to.....being.

Russ: oh I’m glad to see you finally.

Alana: uh-huh.

Russ: welcome.

Alana: welcome?

Russ: again.

Alana: yes.

Russ: and how is our little one inside your stomach there, are you in communication?

Alana: of course, constant communication. We are waiting with anticipation for A, the escaping….

Russ: uh-huh.

Alana: and not feeling like I swallowed a melon and being able to breathe real air instead of amniotic fluids. That is the best way to describe the feeling.

Russ: something special there then?

Alana: having talked with auntie Kiri, it’s not the same feeling of expectation, it’s like Miranda.

Russ: hmmm, okay.

Alana: yeah, I was hoping for more. In fact, mother was saying that maybe if it’d been her as it was supposed to be, then it would’ve been but it choose me instead (they mean a super operant).

Russ: well it's a good choice I think.

Alana: well she’s a little confused.

Russ: hmm, how so?

Alana: well the fact that I explained to her about her daddy and the arrangement and the fact….

Russ: I’d be confused

Alana: that mommy has a girlfriend as opposed to a boyfriend.

Russ: right.

Alana: although……it’s hard to explain even to a…..

Russ: it would be hard to explain over tea to a friend of yours.

Alana: uh-huh, it’s my choice.

Russ: of course it is my love. Well good. But she is anticipating meeting her sister and brother?

Alana: uh-huh.

Russ: good and her cousins…

Alana: uh-huh.

Russ: and so on and so forth.

Alana: and the dolphins.

Russ: and the dolphins.

Alana: uh-huh.

Russ: and you can’t still go in the water.

Alana: no, the minds would drive her up the wall.

Russ: right.

Alana: so I sit on the side of the boat with my feet in the water.

Russ: well that’s good.

Alana: uh-huh.

Russ: well soon enough.

Alana: yes soon, soon.

Russ: how much longer love?

Alana: about maybe five days.

Russ: that’s it?

Alana: uh-huh. 15th is the expected day but her biggest complaint at the moment is that it's cramped and she wants out.

Russ: well I don’t blame but it’s not her choice.

Alana: no.

Russ: who’s choice is it?

Alana: it’s a mutual agreement.

Russ: ohh, hmm. So when you both kind of just agree?

Alana: yes.

Russ: okay.

Alana: I’m thinking back to a channeling session a long, long time ago that I heard about of my auntie talking to you and going, "oh" and then carry on talking and telling you that her waters had broke.

Russ: right, I remember that, that was Leonedies.

Alana: no it wasn’t, it was Alex.

Russ: oh it was Alex, that’s right. That was a long time ago.

Alana: uh-huh.

Russ: damn.

Alana: yes, he will be six in April.

Russ: time flies.

Alana: yes it does.

Russ: that was the first too.

Alana: uh-huh.

Russ: now how’s your girlfriend accepting all this?

Alana: she loves the idea of being a mother dad.

Russ: right, especially a new mother dad.

Alana: uh-huh.

Russ: not like adopted but like Miranda and Kevin.

Alana: in essence she helped to conceive.

Russ: oh, okay.

Alana: it’s hard to explain and I don’t expect you to understand. Actually I’ve been coming more to grips with my, what would the word be? Love for other woman, what’s the word for that? Lesbian tendencies?

Russ: I guess.

Alana: uh-huh.

Russ: female tendencies.

Alana: yes, female tendencies. I seem to be more in tune…the idea of men, it's more along the lines of just to procreate at the moment.

Russ: hmm.

Alana: yes, I wish I’d been in on that channeling session with Sananda.

Russ: oh that was a classic.

Alana: uh-huh.

Russ: you read it on the net?

Alana: I watched it.

Russ: oh you watched it?

Alana: uh-huh. With my girlfriend, it is…..its more than feeling complete. It’s knowing when, knowing how, knowing the right amount of pressure and so on.

Russ: it’s give-and-take.

Alana: uh-huh.

Russ: and when two people are really in love and really are in tune.....

Alana: uh-huh.

Russ: the give-and-take is perfect.

Alana: yes it is, it’s very much in tune. It’s like playing a musical instrument, she plays me like a flute and I play her like a flute. Being somebody as I am that enjoys female company more than male company…

Russ: uh-huh.

Alana: I understand that when I join…..it’s been a while since I joined with a man.

Russ: right.

Alana: I mean it’s been nearly nine months and it’s, it’s intense and it’s very enjoyable but it’s intense and afterwards I feel spent and it’s sort of like, "whew", let’s not do that for a while. You see where I’m coming from?

Russ: right and with a woman?

Alana: with a woman it’s intense but longer, more drawn out, more continuous whereas afterwards I feel very spent and it’s sort of like, "whew", I recover, I enjoyed that.

Russ: I see.

Alana: now I’ve got to go to the bathroom as my bladder is about to break and as my bladder’s the size of the pinky...

Russ: right. Well congratulations my love, I look forward to hearing about your expected birth.

Alana: uh-huh. Unfortunately, this year I won’t be able to go and watch what I want to do but nevermind.

Russ: oh well.

Alana: I’ll be watching it all on holo disc in transmissions.

Russ: okay.

Alana: okay…….

Russ: farewell.

(Tia returns to make her last change of speakers for the night)

Tia: the night of unexpected guests?

Russ: uh-huh, any more?

Tia: not that I’ve seen.

Russ: okay.

Tia: okay, let’s put on the next speaker.

(Kiri joins the session prior to the trip to Centauri)

Kiri: yo.

Russ: hi Kiri.

Kiri: yo.

Russ: how’s it going darling?

Kiri: it’s going good.

Russ: so Alana’s child, what relationship will that be to you?

Kiri: she will be my niece?

Russ: okay.

Kiri: my sister’s, daughter’s child.

Russ: hmm, but your bond mate’s child also.

Kiri: uh-huh. There is no relation other than the fact that my sister’s daughter’s so that would be my great-niece?

Russ: grandniece.

Kiri: grandniece.

Russ: uh-huh.

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: so how goes it my dear?

Kiri: it goes good.

Russ: good. Getting ready for the trip?

Kiri: yeah, I’m all set and dialed. I’ve got my suit all done, team suits are all done.

Russ: are they?

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: good job.

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: did you put your little army of workers on it?

Kiri: yeah. It’s red, dark red, dark blue, black and white.

Russ: wow, colorful.

Kiri: uh-huh, legs are white.

Russ: a special Kiri designed team suit.

Kiri: uh-huh, well I did it last year for the first time.

Russ: people will want to keep that for a while.

Kiri: oh they've got them kept.

Russ: yep.

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: there should be a line of those.

Kiri: nope, because each one is custom-made.

Russ: oh.

Kiri: skintight.

Russ: now, how is your other business going?

Kiri: which one?

Russ: bikinis.

bikinis? The bikinis are going good.

Russ: even in the winter huh? Well it's probably summer somewhere.

Kiri: yes, it’s summer in the southern continent, continents.

Russ: hmm and you have a line down there?

Kiri: of course, I’m planetwide. Let me rephrase that, I’m interplanetwide, I sell on three planets. How many people on your planet can say that? In two different dimensions.

Russ: you sell on two different dimensions?

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: where?

Kiri: bases in the fifth dimension.

Russ: yeah that’s true. Hmm, interesting.

Kiri: that’s only a technical point though.

Russ: oh yeah. So that’s kind of neat though.

Kiri: uh-huh. Actually, the funny thing is that on the southern hemisphere they tend to go in for the more risqué, the more hotter outfits.

Russ: oh, so you have to kind of design your line for that?

Kiri: of course, you design the line for the market.

Russ: hmm, so we’re talking what, strings?

Kiri: no, we’re going for three pieces and bikini bottoms that are two pieces and so on.

Russ: a two-piece bikini bottom?

Kiri: uh-huh. Yeah, oh those are very, very hot items.

Russ: a bit complicated to put on and off all the time.

Kiri: no.

Russ: hmmm.

Kiri: you put one side on first and then the other side.

Russ: I keep thinking of bikini clad beauties modeling your line, I get this funny feeling you know?

Kiri: like when you slide down the rope in gym class?

Russ: yeah, that’s it.

(that gets Russ laughing)

Kiri: that was easy to pick out of your mind.

Russ: thank you dear.

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: practice makes perfect.

Kiri: now poor Leah, poor Leah.

Russ: oh yeah, she’s heartbroken so far or just….?

Kiri: uh-huh, just missing her love interest.

Russ: melancholy.

Kiri: yes melancholy would be the word. It’s funny, last night I was up comforting her….

Russ: uh-huh.

Kiri: and fortunately Mark got up and managed to talk and chat to her and get her a little bit calmed down. She was sitting there sobbing which really made my heart bleed because she’s such a sweet girl. It’s good to see her not as submissive as normal.

Russ: still, Bunny really put the....put it to that relationship…

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: got the spark lit.

Kiri: oh she certainly got the spark lit, fanned the fire and got them going.

Russ: so why doesn’t they take a leave of absence to Sirius?

Kiri: because she feels that her work is important and besides, her professors won’t let her go because she’s doing the second-year coursework that she needs to get done and if she takes a leave of absence that's going to throw that all out of schedule.

Russ: ahh. Wait a minute, don’t you have that hologram rooms?

Kiri: we have a small portable hologram in our apartment, I use it for running flight simulations and stuff. Flight simulations, programs, what else do I use it for? Simulating experiments and stuff. If I get an idea at four O'clock in the morning.

Russ: how big is it?

Kiri: oh we set up in the living room, it takes up the whole entire living room. We have all the furniture out of the way or we can have it in a small area, depending.

Russ: hmm, well can’t you go find somebody else to take the place for a little while?

Kiri: now who are we talking about?

Russ: the Ice Princess.

Kiri: ahh, but everybody else thinks that she still is the Ice Princess. You’ve got to remember, she’s the young lady that goes down to the swimming pool that wears a wrap.

Russ: in that case she should wear one of your two-piece bottoms and maybe a half a piece of the third.

Kiri: no she wears a wrap.

Russ: oh well, it’s Leah.

Kiri: yes, Leah is a confused young lady.

Russ: hey and that’s on sixth dimension in the fifth dimension….

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: imagine if she was down here in the third trying to pull that one off?

Kiri: I think she would still be a virgin.

Russ: hmmm, well they'll meet soon for the ski week.

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: which is just not that far away is it?

Kiri: no.

Russ: next week right?

Kiri: starts Sunday. Unfortunately, I won’t be here to see my niece have her baby.

Russ: bummer.

Kiri: my heats start on Monday.

Russ: nope you won't be.

Kiri: uh-huh. Finals are on Friday for the slalom, Lyka’s is…..her heats I think start on Wednesday and then the finals are on Sunday. Looking forward to it, I’m skiing great at the moment.

Russ: are you?

Kiri: uh-huh. Spent the afternoon on the hill….

Russ: hmm.

Kiri: working real…..

Russ: is your time coming down at all?

Kiri: uh-huh, managed to shave 2/10’s of a second off.

Russ: pretty good.

Kiri: uh-huh, I thought so too. Really burns my legs though getting in tight to those poles.

Russ: large parts are there.

Kiri: uh-huh, slalom?

Russ: uh-huh.

Kiri: short, powerful turns?

Russ: uh-huh.

Kiri: uh-huh. The only thing that I’m worried about is that we may have to move the whole entire thing…..

Russ: to Sirius?

Kiri: yeah, the latest reports I got is that they’ve got a unit and a half of snow. I think it’s like three feet of your measurement to a unit?

Russ: snow? I’ll take your word for it.

Kiri: so that would be four and a half feet.

Russ: damn, that’s a lot of snow.

Kiri: uh-huh, makes your El Niño look like a wimp.

Russ: well, what’s projected for the week’s projection?

Kiri: unsettled weather.

Russ: hmm, could be anything.

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: it could clear up too.

Kiri: uh-huh, it could, I’m hoping it does but if it’s a howling gale so much the better for me.

Russ: why?

Kiri: that’s what I used to ski a lot of the time in back home.

Russ: hmm, it's not going to help your skis out though.

Kiri: they're regular skis, well I’m on regular skis anyway.

Russ: yeah but I mean your wax, you need a special wax for that.

Kiri: I formulated a special wax, when I was young I formulated a special wax for it.

Russ: well let’s pray for gales.

Kiri: you’ve got to remember, where was I born?

Russ: the highlands, I know.

Kiri: uh-huh, from the highlands.

Russ: yeah but you didn’t have ski lifts.

Kiri: no we used to hike up the hills.

Russ: really?

Kiri: mind you, admittedly it was in the backyard. Well, we called the backyard. You know that big meadow behind us that climbs up very steeply?

Russ: oh yeah, the one in the story.

Kiri: uh-huh yeah, that’s where we used to ski.

Russ: hmm.

Kiri: it was great growing up when mother was home. We’d hike up the hill and she’d hike up with us and we’d ski down. I think she would’ve been a great racer.

Russ: oh no doubt. Is Bunny going to Centauri?

Kiri: hmm I don’t know, I haven’t talked to her for a while. Leah talked to her a couple nights ago I believe.

Russ: well Lyka will be there, Leah will be there….

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: Bunny will be there, you’ll be there…..

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: all the elements you need to really....plus you have a nice winter scene….

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: I imagine a cabin with a fire.

Kiri: uh-huh. I’ve got some romance that I planned.

Russ: you do?

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: taking Mark off to a snowdrift?

Kiri: well yeah, I’ll take Mark off to a snowdrift as well but there’s an old friend of mine that I went to school with showing up that…..

Russ: oh, your old professor.

Kiri: no.

Russ: no?

Kiri: no, it’s a love interest that we never consummated.

Russ: oh really?

Kiri: closest we ever got was making out.

Russ: what, have you contacted her lately?

Kiri: she contacted me actually, she’s on Centauri base full-time.

Russ: oh is she?

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: oh really?

Kiri: yeah.

Russ: and she’s on the team or…..?

Kiri: no, she’s not competing or anything, she saw my name on the roster.

Russ: oh did she?

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: all right.

Kiri: she contacted me that I was on the Hades Base team and contacted me and everything and asked if I was coming out and that I could stay at her cabin if I wanted.

Russ: ahh interesting.

Kiri: yep. Her children will be there, not at the cabin but they’re coming up.

Russ: uh-huh.

Kiri: and her bond mate is going to be there and not be there.

Russ: what do you mean he’s not going to be there?

Kiri: well he’s going to be up there but he’s going to be making the commute every day.

Russ: hmm, well interesting.

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: I look forward to this.

Kiri: yes, I’m looking forward to it too.

Russ: I’ll have to add it to the new News.

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: post the results like I did last year.

Kiri: yeah, Mark will have the results and everything. But last time I talked to Lyka, she is very, very hot.

Russ: really, she’s cooking huh?

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: so she’s practicing on Sirius?

Kiri: uh-huh and she’s doing, she's got…..

Russ: so she’s using Sirius’s course.

Kiri: uh-huh. She’s got her company up there on exercise which means that the……

Russ: the biathlon team.

Kiri: biathlon team is working out and it’s hard to say who’s on the biathlon team.

Russ: why?

Kiri: because they’re doing winter exercises.

Russ: oh, so the whole squad's doing…

Kiri: the whole company.

Russ: the whole company is doing biathlon training.

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: geez.

Kiri: uh-huh. And in their free time they're allowed to do skiing and of course as she’s the only one that is from Hades Base there, right?

Russ: right.

Kiri: it’s hard for them to figure out what’s going on. She’s got I think the biathlon team she took with her this time.

Russ: right.

Kiri: under the auspices of doing Arctic warfare training.

Russ: well that’s pretty good though.

Kiri: uh-huh so she’s up on the slopes doing Arctic warfare training as well as in her free time skiing and so is the biathlon team and of course the biathlon team is all under assumed names.

Russ: oh geez.

Kiri: and guess who they're skiing with?

Russ: who? The Sirians.

Kiri: biathlon team.

Russ: yeah.

Kiri: and they don’t know. Actually I wonder if that would be considered cheating?

Russ: scouting out the other side?

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: done all the time.

Kiri: yes but actually using your team to scout out the other team to train with the other team.

Russ: doesn’t matter. I don’t know if you saw the Olympics or not but the figure skating?

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: they had the warm-up rink or the training rink…

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: and they had the regular rink for the show.

Kiri: yeah.

Russ: but in the training rink, all the competitors from all around the world would be taking turns and all the coaches….

Kiri: would be sitting waiting for their....and watching and......

Russ: right.

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: sure, it’s perfectly allowed. At least our Olympic style.

Kiri: well this isn’t an Olympic thing, it’s a yearly thing and it’s just the Tri-Base races.

Russ: this is as close to the Olympics as you guys are going to get for a while.

Kiri: uh-huh. I don’t like that idea of Mark’s.

Russ: why?

Kiri: I think it’s too much strain and work on him.

Russ: I think it’s too much strain of work on everybody.

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: I mean it’s not…..

Kiri: you’d have to go to every two years at that rate.

Russ: yeah.

Kiri: because it would take two years to get it all organized and straightened up instead of nine months.

Russ: uh-huh. I think you should have balloon races, Tri-Base balloon races.

Kiri: (chuckles) where we going to hold it on here?

Russ: well right there at Dolphin Lake.

Kiri: oh yeah right, the unpredictable nature of those winds in there?

Russ: I think it’s perfect.

Kiri: you’ve only got at the top maybe 40 feet.

Russ: well yeah, imagine if you’ve got all these other balloon teams from the other bases and you have to meet at Hades Base.

Kiri: you’re a sick puppy.

Russ: you guys have got a home-field advantage.

(Russ is laughing pretty hard at this point)

Russ: just a thought dear.

Kiri: yes just a thought indeed. Okay…..

Russ: all right.

Kiri: as we don’t have very much time left on the recording device.

Russ: we got Tia still to come on.

Kiri: yeah, we’ve got a few minutes.

Russ: good.

Kiri: where do you come up with these ideas? Not from my sister I know that.

Russ: I know, she’s not really into that one. It’s just a thought.

Kiri: the fact that we’ve have......out of the three teams we have the worst medal count.

Russ: true.

Kiri: last year we came in third, the year before we came in third.

Russ: right.

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: well at least you’re consistent.

Kiri: yes, consistently in last place.

Russ: yeah but I mean you’ve had a lot of…..some of the medals you did get were big medals.

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: that’s what counts.

Kiri: yes, downhill.

Russ: and remember the races up on Sirius?

Kiri: uh-huh, guess who picked up the bronze?

Russ: yeah, see?

Kiri: uh-huh. I’m hoping to do better than that and of course, the defending champion in the downhill for what’s it? Four years in a row or no, two years in a row.

Russ: uh-huh.

Kiri: and I think that she’ll do an awesome job. She’ll defend her title for a third year in a row, I think she's going to come off with the gold.

Russ: well I don’t but we’ll see.

Kiri: well she’s pushing hard now, she’s back to how she used to be.

Russ: okay.

Kiri: I think Leah helped tremendously on that.

Russ: I don’t think she’s in top shape personally.

Kiri: oh, what are you doing on April the 29th?

Russ: I’ll be back from my vacation at that point.

Kiri: uh-huh, you want to go to a birthday party? Special birthday party.

Russ: who’s birthday party?

Kiri: somebody turns 21.

Russ: oh really?

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: who’s that, Leah or Lyka?

Kiri: Lyka.

Russ: hmm.

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: well that’s going to be her whole platoon.

Kiri: and then some.

Russ: uh-huh.

Kiri: I’ve already got plans.

Russ: that could get a little crazy.

Kiri: oh yes. I know what we’re going to do.

Russ: well by then, Lyka and Leah will probably be bonded.

Kiri: I think they’ll continue to keep it quiet.

Russ: think so?

Kiri: uh-huh. Well, Leah seems to want to portray herself as very, very proper. She doesn’t even wear any risqué skirts or shorts or anything. She wears knee-length togas, if she wears trousers she wears loose-fitting trousers, not too loose-fitting. She wears a bra a lot of the time. The only time that I’ve seen her without a bra is at nighttime when she’s ready for bed.

Russ: who, Lyka does? Or Leah does?

Kiri: no Leah. Lyka on the other hand wears formfitting clothes and if she goes swimming she wears the tightest most sexiest outfit that she can get her hands on.

Russ: when she’s not in uniform.

Kiri: uh-huh. When she’s in dress uniform those trousers are tight anyway.

Russ: right.

Kiri: so, you know, she likes to show off her body. It’s actually funny to see two individuals that are as different as night and day in public. In private it’s very much the opposite. Yeah, Lyka from what I’ve seen is more submissive than Leah is now.

Russ: really?

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: I wouldn’t have guessed that.

Kiri: yeah.

Russ: maybe.

Kiri: now there is an aggressive individual.

Russ: well yeah Lyka.

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: it seems she got more mellower.

Kiri: yeah, she seems more mellower in her person but I haven’t seen her do any training or anything since she’s been back. She seems to spend a lot of her time in her books.

Russ: hmm.

Kiri: but there again I’m also working on projects and stuff and I basically see her in the evening when she’s in the apartment now that she’s the ranking officer.

Russ: yeah so she might be working out big time.

Kiri: oh yeah. From what I’ve learned, she likes to be better than her soldiers.

Russ: well that’s understandable.

Kiri: uh-huh. Anyway……..

Russ: all right love.

Kiri: I need to go and freshen up.

Russ: have a good one.

Kiri: you too.

Russ: bye love.

(Tia uses the last of the tape for an Earth update and question)

(Tia says hi in Durondedunn)

Russ: hi Tia.

Tia: yo, okay, we’ve got a few minutes. Don’t have enough time for a dissertation apart from to say that the onward and upward climb in the stock market seems to be sliding. One thing that I can’t understand is why the hell do they keep on putting trading curbs in place every day?

Russ: well the gas prices sure are dropping.

Tia: uh-huh, well that’s to be expected but I’m concerned on why are they putting trading curbs in on a daily basis almost? That’s what it seems like to me.

Russ: they really want to halt inflation.

Tia: that’s a bad sign, it’s like three days in a row that I think they’ve had the trading curbs in place and it is is very confusing.

Russ: especially for the traders.

Tia: uh-huh. What would’ve happened if the trading curbs weren't in today or yesterday or the day before and the last five days as a matter fact?

Russ: I don’t know, what?

Tia: I don’t know, I’m saying what would’ve happened? So that suggests to me that somebody's controlling the market.

Russ: someone’s always controlling the market.

Tia: no but more, more than they normally do.

Russ: you got me, I'll have to look into it though.

Tia: yeah, now I could go on a dissertation on perjury and lying to Congress and stuff but I don’t have the time. I could also go into detail on the markets. I could go into detail on how the Lewinsky affair and the President's approval rate basically shows that nobody really cares anymore but alas, we don’t have the time.

Russ: well it’s all part of the moral degradation of society.

Tia: yep, that’s the way I see it. Question I have for you is, why don’t people care anymore huh?

Russ: well because there’s just so much out there to care about, you have to pick what you care about very carefully nowadays.

Tia: so in another words they’re all cared out?

Russ: yeah.

Tia: hmm.

Russ: no, they care about, very deeply about certain things and other things don’t care anything about.

Tia: yeah, it strikes me more along the lines of they talk about the ‘80’s, the Reagan presidential thing as being the me time, what about me? It strikes me that the ‘90’s seem to be more like that than the ‘80’s were.

Russ: hmm, it’s possible.

Tia: that the ‘80’s weren't the time of greed, the ‘90’s were or are. I mean if you look at it right? You have a president that does everything for himself. I want this, I want that and it strikes me that the Reagan presidency, comparing it, you can’t. Ronald Reagan was more helpful towards people, tried to do more for the people and to do it without self-satisfaction whereas this presidency seems to be everything is a crisis, everything is for the president. This strikes me more of the presidency of greed then the Reagan presidency. Far more the presidency of greed. And the thing is that in the ‘80’s people cared about it, people cared about the presidency and the fact that when there was a scandal it was a big who ha ha whereas now, there seems to be a scandal on a daily basis and nobody cares.

Russ: well they don’t want to get Gore in as the president.

Tia: who knows?

Russ: yeah they'd just be fighting an incumbent battle, they don’t want to do that. They’d rather just go…..


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