Tia's Tirade and the Flavor of Life-

Channeling Date (10/21/1997)

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Archivist Notes: April's channeling session brings a new record with it, twelve speakers within the first two minutes. It is due to a recent Renaissance fair where a fencing tournament was held between the various guilds. I was part of a guild and was able to come away with the win after defeating the other challengers. The base monitored the event for replay later which gave them the ability to view my aura throughout the matches. Those speaking that night were joined by a number of base members to wish me congratulations on the win. The other highlights of side one were Tia going on a tirade over the environmental damage humans do to the planet and if what she was seeing in the 90s made her that upset, today's condition of our world hasn't improved much since then. Omal is inspired by Tia to give an excellent dissertation on teamwork that provides ideas anyone would find useful in taking on the Earth's problems. Wing Commander Taal gets us through to side two with the news he would be ending his tour on the base five years from that day. At least on side two, we get an incredible addition for the webpage with how he is able to maintain his peace of mind in a war zone. It's a poignant look at the life of a pilot and something few others could also feel without the threat of death always being a distinct possibility with every mission. Karra covers cleanliness and confidence in healing while her sister goes over improvements on my new laptop and kids. One bonus? She promises to design some serious tech for us someday to make it very advanced from what was currently available back then and now. Finally, Leah explains how she learned the hard way that the laser tools they use can put holes in a person if they are not careful and fills us in on her sister's first days at Sirius State College. Now, on to a more detailed summary.

   Tia and many of those who have spoken previously in channeling sessions congratulate me on a win in a fencing tournament so we get the very unusual moment of a lot of people speaking in a very short time. Following that, Tia paints a picture of a white house in a state of crisis about a telephone call made by Al Gore we know now would turn out to be a non-issue in the end. It is what she gets into next that really sets her off. Malaysia's deforestation and California fires have got her so upset that we see an emotional reaction that she rarely expresses so vehemently. Being third dimensional, her reaction is one we can relate well to and it is inspiring that someone over eight light-years away can care so deeply about someone else's planet. Omal comes on after Tia to explains her passionate outburst which gets us a change of topics in his planned dissertation. Taking on our world's problems, he provides an answer for those wanting to make difference in working together as teams to get their voices heard. It's a valuable lesson for a startup company or anyone wanting some organizational advice. Wing Commander Taal is our first guest speaker and he explains that it's been rough trying to keep up with the newly arrived pilot we know as the Baron. He also shares some bad news that his tour of duty would be coming to an end in five years from then. The tape ends for now but not his talking which gets really deep on the next side.

   Wing Commander Taal gets the second side off to an excellent start with his requested addition to the webpage. The contribution he offers is on his being able to live in harmony with the hostility he has to face on every mission. He explains to us a special flavor that the threat of imminent death gives to everything in his life. It is his love of all things he experiences and knowing it may be the last time he is able to experience them that is something that few people on this planet may know as fully. Karra is next to speak and reinforces some recent training in maintaining a clean everything when healing. She also has something that those with a delicate disposition may wish to skip. She explains in the first of a series of lessons on exotic healing, a process involving gangrene and a way to heal it without cutting off the leg. It is interesting in the way she poses it to the patient in terms they may find acceptable. Kiri comes on after her sister and finds her topic of the night vetoed by Omal. She instead gives us some great ideas on how to encrypt conversations back when such technology was rare. One thing we do learn from her is a comparison she does between her computer and my laptop. The result we come to is that mine is ancient history, but she does make a promise to help redesign it when terabyte hard drives get a bit cheaper. If only that were possible. The last of the speakers is Leah who gives us an update on her sister Bunny who had just started at Sirius State College. Her stardom from the films she had been in made her sought after by fans so much she had to resort to using a disguise. We finish up the session hearing about a hole Leah accidentally put through her finger using a laser driver. Another great channeling session from the members of Ashtar Command on Hades Base.      

TIA- Ring Mistress MARK (Channel)
OMAL RUSS (Archivist)


1.)(0:00)- Tia and the entire gang on the base congratulate me on winning a fencing tournament and then goes on a tirade after getting emotionally upset over the callous destruction of the environment she sees.
2.)(24:20)- Omal explains Tia's passion over a world she doesn't live on before changing his topic to provide a simple solution for all the world's environmental problems. The answer? It's all about teamwork.
3.)(40:02)- Wing Commander Taal comes on to say how hard it has been keeping up with the Baron who is now part of the squadron and lets us know his tour on the base is scheduled to end in five years.

1.)(0:00)- In responding to a request for an addition to the webpage, Taal gives us a deeply emotional dissertation about the flavor of life. That special love for life when that same life may die at any second.
2.)(11:26)- Karra makes sure I've absorbed her recent dissertation on cleanliness and gives us a quick healing lesson on how one can heal a wound where gangrene has set in but amputation isn't the answer.
3.)(23:48)- Kiri discusses the possible ways to hold an encrypted conversation over a cell phone before describing the computer she uses. She also includes a promise to design an update to mine one day.
4.)(0:00)- Leah tells us how Bunny is doing at Sirius State College where they mob her for being a star. She also explains how she managed to drill a small hole through her finger with a laser driver.
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(Tia starts us off with a little "Queen", sort of)

Tia: uh-huh.

Russ: cool.

Tia: okay......."we know who a champion is, my friends. He'll keep on fighting till the end". "Because Russ is the champion, Russ is the champion......".

Russ: don't let it go to my head.

Tia: "of the Association..."

(Tia begins some more rhythmic foot stomping)

Russ: yeah, that was pretty fun.

(Tia begins clapping loudly)

Russ: thank you dear.

Tia: congratulations.

Russ: well thank you, thank you, thank you.

Tia: now this is why we were......ask you to hold a second.

Russ: oh.

Karra: congratulations hon.

Russ: thank you darling.

Kiri: yo, congratulations ace.

Russ: thanks sweetheart.

Teene: yo, congratulations.

Russ: I assume that's....

Wing Commander Taal: congratulations cadet.

Russ: thank you very much.

Omal: congratulations. Russ.

Russ: thank you. Omal.

Leonidies: congratulations.

(The Cubs say congratulations in Durondedunn)

Leah: congratulations.

Alex: congratulations.

Tia: now, I think that's everybody.

Russ: you have a huge crowd there or is that a prerecorded message?

Tia: it was Omal......

Russ: yeah, Taal.

Tia: Taal, Karra, Kiri, myself, of course.

Russ: of course.

Tia: Minerva, Athena, Diana........

Russ: wow.

Tia: Alex, Leoneidies......

Russ: wow.

Tia: and Leah and Teene.

Russ: wow, that's pretty special.

Tia: uh-huh.

Russ: cool.

Tia: we could've had a whole load more as well.

Russ: but they're not all there saying that.

Tia: no. No, no, Leah and Teene and everybody that I mentioned were.

Russ: oh.

Tia: uh-huh..

Russ: wow.

Tia: now Leah is ushering the Cubs, Alex, and Leonedies away, now we can get down to business.

Russ: okay.

Tia: okay, the Internet channeling sessions will be every other week.

Russ: okay.

Tia: due to the fact that it strained Mark more than we thought it did the other night.

Russ: why don't we do it just once a month?

Tia: every other week because people kind of expect it. It's not just for....

Russ: well we've only done it once a month so far.

Tia: have we......we've done three I think, and that has been about once a month, but it might be best to do it every other week until it gets close to ski season and then go once a month.

Russ: okay.

Tia: also, it was mentioned that it would be useful to put it on the webpage, and again we bring that topic up.

Russ: okay.

Tia: okay, it's a pretty relaxed night tonight as we're in the pyramid. So how do you like your new toy?

Russ: I'm enjoying it.

Tia: uh-huh.

Russ: it should save me a lot of time and trouble around here. Instead of watching TV, I can actually start getting to actual work.

Tia: hmmm. Okay, so how did you enjoy the tournament really?

Russ: oh, I had a great time.

Tia: yeah, it seems like it. We were watching your aura, you kind of flashed brilliant red when you got on to the thing on the ground.

Russ: what thing on the ground?

Tia: where it was all marked out?

Russ: oh, when I stepped into the area to.......?

Tia: uh-huh.

Russ: yeah.

Tia: kind of got psyched really quickly.

Russ: yeah, well that was.....that was the point I had to get psyched out.

Tia: uh-huh.

Russ: I don't know, I was doing a couple different things, mostly just trying to relax into it and take it at one step at a time.

Tia: uh-huh, that's good, that's good.

Russ: and not really get too far ahead of myself as far as getting overconfident or anything.

Tia: and the one that we enjoyed was the face-off between you and that tall skinny guy?

Russ: oh, Michael?

Tia: uh-huh.

Russ: yeah, that was the one that was really anticipated by myself and him.

Tia: uh-huh.

Russ: because he was the only one I have ever fenced before with.......

Tia: yeah.

Russ: so I knew it was going to be a challenge but I didn't expect to take him both rounds at first right away.

Tia: from the impression I got was that both times it was four four.

Russ: yeah, it was close.

Tia: uh-huh.

Tia: I think the girl did good as well.

Russ: oh yeah, I totally agree.

Tia: uh-huh. We've all got it on disk up here so there's a copy over at your place.

Russ: cool, did they play it at the corner bar yet?

Tia: no, not yet.

Russ: oh good.

Tia: now something of importance that we're planning......

Russ: okay.

Tia: on November the 5th, the platoon will be returning with two other platoons. That's including wounded and people that are being shipped out for rejuve and everything so we don't actually know how many have been wounded, how many are in rejuve and how many are in cryogenics.

Russ: right.

Tia: we sent out a holo to Lyka telling her to be very careful at this point. Mark brought up the subject of being short being the most dangerous time.

Russ: hmm, okay.

Tia: okay now, it looks like the whatsit is about to hit the fan in the White House due to the fact that Janet Reno is being pressured to appoint an independent counsel to investigate the telephone wrongdoings of Al Gore and somebody let slip that Bill Clinton has done likewise.

Russ: really?

Tia: which I think we kind of hinted at.

Russ: right.

Tia: so it's not looking that good at the moment for the White House. In other words what is happening is, as I predicted, that they're starting to fall to pieces which is perfect timing for the Democrats due to the fact it makes them look so bad. So, with the upcoming problems........did I just fall off the edge there? Nearly.........with the upcoming problems concerning Mr. Bill Clinton and Mr. Igor, Al Gore, it looks like election chances for Al Gore are getting worse. If he gets indicted, then he will be unable to be elected for a presidential position, oh dear. Now, if Al Gore is indicted and convicted, who does that leave open to be elected in his stead.....

Russ: nobody......

Tia: to be.....?

Russ: still Al Gore.

Tia: I'm sorry?

Russ: it's still Al Gore.

Tia: why?

Russ: due to the fact that they'll be others running against him, instead of unopposed as Clinton did in the last election.

Tia: uh-huh.

Russ: but he'll still be in the race.

Tia: but if he's indicted and convicted he can't.

Russ: well....

Tia: unless he's planning on running the country from his cell.

Russ: I don't know, the Democratic Party have a few people who have already discussed it.

Tia: uh-huh, I believe Dick Gephardt was one of them.

Russ: hmm, he doesn't have a chance.

Tia: but Gephardt might be the person that is going to.......when the time is right.......and this could be dangerous for the Democrats is........that if they start fighting and ripping into each other, Al Gore is not above slinging mud and neither is Gephardt. So if it turns into a mudslinging contest, and if Steve Forbes is running for the Republicans and gets set up to be the president, then the Democrats are really up the proverbial creek without a paddle. Not only will they have lost the House and the Senate, but also the White House.

Russ: now let me get this straight. According to your predictions as we've discussed before....

Tia: uh-huh.

Russ: what we're looking at coming down is going to start........or has started already......

Tia: uh-huh.

Russ: and will probably peak around that point, just when the elections are starting to get warmed up.

Tia: uh-huh.

Russ: okay, now with that happening, what is going to be the new scenarios that we can anticipate with the new changes......

Tia: we're working on them.

Russ: the executive branch?

Tia: we're working on them. So far we have six possible scenarios that I really can't go into because they are so wide ranging........

Russ: okay.

Tia: and so shaky at the moment. There's six distinct probabilities, but they're not certain due to the fact that not all the data is in. And with only part of the data in, two of them look like they could drop out. But unfortunately, with those two dropping out, also means that maybe four more scenarios could be generated.

Russ: now what about the scenario that possibly puts Clinton back in office again?

Tia: that one is one of the shaky ones. But that would involve the repealing of I believe it's the 23rd amendment?

Russ: uh-huh.

Tia: so, with the repealing of the 23rd amendment, which is a possibility.

Russ: if there's no one in the Republican Party that looks good enough, yeah, that's very possible.

Tia: uh-huh. But it has to be voted on by I believe the people as well.

Russ: hmm.

Tia: and I don't believe there would be enough people to do so. And with the possibility of term limits as well being thrown into the equation, it makes it look even less likely. But, term limits are something that I believe is a day in courts in my opinion.

Russ: right.

Russ: okay, let us move along at a clippity clock, clippity clock speed and deal with.......let me see........deal with the economic situation and the lack of inflation. Now, it is unusual to have a decrease in unemployment, a very minute increase in the cost of living, and a increase in purchase power, people buying stuff. Now it is unusual for inflation to not grow with all those three circumstances, very unusual. And the question that I have on my mind is why? Is it being deliberately manipulated in such a way that it makes everything look rosy, everything beautiful, everything perfect, and if it is, why? Why is it being made to look so rosy and bright right now? Why not wait until closer to the election of a president? Particularly a Democratic president. If it is so stable and rosy right now and if it is being manipulated....

(The phone rings in the background)

Tia: pause. Okay, so if it is being manipulated and all the circumstances that I just mentioned, is what is going to happen nearer to election time? Well, if everything gets out of hand in the next two years, then it could look very bleak for the Democrats. Because at the moment, the people are happy and contented because they're so prosperous. Now, if it maintains this for the next year to a year and a half, it is more likely that they will reelect a Republican house and a Republican Senate due to the fact that being at odds with the White House......the Republicans that is.......it looks good for the Republicans because it looks like A, they're controlling the problems in the government and the executive branch and they balance out. Now, if the proverbial whatsit hits the fan at presidential election time and everything starts to go downhill at that point, the people will say, "okay, we've had eight years of a Democratic house and now it's all going to whatsit in a handbasket". So, they are more likely when they are not prosperous to elect an individual that they see as prosperous and successful in the business world that has political inclinations and capabilities. And, and in this happening, that only leaves open for one group of individuals to be elected, which is?

Russ: the Republicans.

Tia: exactly. But at this point unfortunately it's too late, because it takes approximately two years.........well, it's actually two to three years........for governmental policies to actually come into action and work. Which means that let us say that a Republican president is elected and it goes downhill in his first year to two years, he's not to blame as I stated when Clinton was elected, he's not to blame for the success that happened in the first two years of his time in office because that was set up by the Republicans.

Russ: but of course everyone will blame him anyway.

Tia: exactly.

Russ: well, it's just politics.

Tia: uh-huh. And it's unfortunately the way it goes. If we go back to the success with NAFTA and all the successes in the first two years of the current administration, right?

Russ: uh-huh.

Tia: they were trumpeted as great successes by the Democrats.

Russ: right.

Tia: when in actual fact that they weren't. And this is something that needs to be cleared up and got straight.

Russ: hmm.

Tia: now having done my spiel on politics, I will move along again to what in the hell is going on on your planet?

Russ: like where?

Tia: Malaysia, north coast of California, all over the place, your people seem not to love the planet anymore. It is horrifying for me to watch forests being burned down for farmland in Malaysia that creates such a heavy fog and smog that people have to wear face masks that have perfectly good, healthy lung systems just to survive, what is going on?

Russ: well, by people, you mean certain individuals who have no respect for the planet.

Tia: in Malaysia, it seems to be a vast majority of the population.

Russ: well does it make anybody rich?

Tia: temporarily, yes, the farmers. They're clearcutting land, burning the forest down, destroying cures for illnesses, it is sickening to me to watch and this is a world disaster. I am very shocked and horrified that first of all your country is looking at it ho-hum. Isn't this meant to be an environmental administration? Why aren't they doing something about it? These fires are burning out of control in Malaysia with no hope of putting them out until the rainy season starts there. And I'm not hearing hardly a peep out of a group of environmentalists that are meant to be in control. What is this, double standard time? If they can't make money and make people get concerned about it, they don't care. And it's not just your administration, it's not just your press, it seems to be a worldwide thing, this apathy. Sorry, I'm upset about this, very upset.

Russ: well, they figure if it's not happening next door, it's not affecting them.

Tia: but it is.

Russ: oh I agree, but that's just general consensus.

Tia: okay.

Russ: now the question I've got is, isn't anybody doing the same projections you are down here?

Tia: yeah and people don't listen. I sometimes wonder what's the point of doing all the research that we do up here, doing all the monitoring, all the information gathering, doing the analyzing, what's the point when nobody listens?

Russ: well who knows about it? Nobody.

Tia: very few people.

Russ: right. And even if I had all of what you just said on the webpage, who would know about it? Well, it would the people who read the webpage.

Tia: yep.

Russ: we don't have anybody in government reading this page or if they do, it's nobody that is going to give a crap about Malaysia.

Tia: I know, it just really irritates the hell out of me that it's a double standard.

Russ: well see Ashtar Command could come down, take over the entire world and stop the fires in Malaysia. There's a solution for you.

Tia: yep, it's a good solution..........

Russ: no not really.

Tia: but it's the wrong one.

Russ: right, you let the world go to crap, they learn from their lessons.....

Tia: it may be too late.

Russ: look at Sirius. Okay, it was too late for Sirius too. But hey, look what happened to all those third dimensional people who.....

Tia: yeah, look where they are now?

Russ: they're on sixth dimension.

Tia: some of them.

Russ: or they're on earth.

Tia: uh-huh. Sorry, it's just, coming from a garden planet that I lived on and seeing what you're doing to your planet, I don't know. It just strikes me that nobody has a love for the land and those that do get shouted down by those that want profit.

Russ: well......

Tia: and mismanagement and everything, it just drives me up a wall, I'm sorry.

Russ: it's all right, we've been living with it for years and years and years. I know the answers, but none of them are ones that can be used.

Tia: because they're not practical. Well, I suppose I better put on the next speaker whilst I go off and get myself a cup of tea and calm down. It just makes my blood boil, that's all. I'm sorry I'm going off on a tirade, but I can't understand.

Russ: do you want it on the Internet?

Tia: I don't know, I don't care.

Russ: yes you do.

Tia: yes I do care, that's my problem. Even though it's not my planet, and I don't live down there, I still care about it. It's a beautiful planet and to watch people burn large sections of it, it just.........oh, I just want to go down there and just start knocking heads together and say, "listen up, you're destroying the beauty that there is. Pull yourselves together and make it how it should be. Learn to control yourselves, learn to stop overpopulating, learn the beauty, you are going to destroy the world. What are you going to do when all the trees are burned, what are you going to do when all the water is polluted, what are you going to do when the air is polluted, what are you going to do when everybody is sick because the trees aren't there to clean the air, what are you going to do, huh?" I just want to grab a hold of all the politicians, slap them silly.......yes.

(Omal comes on as the voice of reason)

Omal: greetings Russ.

Russ: greetings Omal. I assume you calmed her down?

Omal: I just pointed to her and did her finger gesture.

Russ: oh.

Omal: it is something that she feels very passionate about I believe, very passionate. I just, like Tia, wish that more on your planet felt the same way that Tia does.

Russ: well it's a helpless kind of feeling down here I'll tell you.

Omal: okay, let us address that, as opposed to what I was going to address.

Russ: okay.

Omal: teamwork, working together. Let me put it with a saying to start off with. A bucket starts to fill but with a single drop. One person with a loud and clear voice can start an avalanche. Now, teamwork, working together a group of individuals. This is nothing to do with any ability or gift. With one person using whatever means necessary can start a chain reaction of people pulling together, dealing with problems. Yes, we can put Tia's tirade down on the Internet.

Russ: okay.

Omal: this is because of the passion in Tia's plea. But back to teamwork. It is essential when you plan something, plan it well to have the structure set up with a group of individuals, the team, that deals with each particular part of the problem. Somebody to research, somebody that knows how to handle the press, somebody that is good with words, somebody that has foresight and planning. And with these individuals, around them, you put people of like minds, together, planning, kicking ideas around, taking the best ideas and working with those feasible ideas. Some of the most wacky ideas created in that kind of group sometimes are the ones that work the best. But teamwork is important for any situation. There has to be somebody that makes the decisions, there has to be somebody that plans, there has to be somebody that can lead. Frequently, the leader is the person that can make the decisions and do the planning. The people in the team have to follow the directives given by the team leader as best that they can in a way that is beneficial. The team leader has to think and care, and care passionately about the team. After all, without a team leader, do you not have but a rabble on your hands? And a rabble in itself can be a dangerous thing when it is not directed and focused. A team also needs an objective, an objective goal pointing in a direction that is necessary for the team to go with the specified objective. If an individual is strong-willed and the team is not strong-willed, the team can still be carried through by the will of the team leader or the individual that cares passionately. Motivation of the team is important. A team that is motivated can achieve almost anything. With the team effort and the teamwork that goes in, and the direction, then the team can grow. Let us recap. You have a team leader that makes the decisions and plans. You have individuals within the team that can handle the press, communications and anything that is necessary. The team nucleus is the important thing. An individual within that team has to be somebody that is constantly motivated and capable of motivating other individuals. The team has to carry out the orders or directives of the leader as best that they can and as swiftly as they can. Any questions?

Russ: yeah, basically the leader makes the decisions, plans and leads.

Omal: yes.

Russ: but now what does the team do in setting forth this direction that it takes? A joint decision?

Omal: a joint decision or a debate where a consensus is reached. The reason you have a team leader is if the debate goes on too long, the team leader can stand up and say, "okay, I've made up my mind, this is what we should do", as long as it is beneficial for the objective and the team. It is no good the team leader standing up and saying, "enough is enough, we are going to do this and it is not suitable for the team". The team leader should sit outside the debates and watch and listen, and listen to all points of view and formulate a consensus that is beneficial to everybody. There are times unfortunately where that cannot happen because the debate is going nowhere. At that time, it is enough is enough, let us do as is decided. The team has to agree to follow that decision of the team leader. Next question.

Russ: okay. So basically, the people who should have the strongest and most firmest belief in what is set down and to follow this would be those people who are in charge of those particular sections.

Omal: correct.

Russ: those who have a lesser but still very strong conviction would be either be second-in-command if they have the right skills for the job?

Omal: yes, in a way, yes.

Russ: okay. And then those in the bottom are those who just want to have a voice.

Omal: correct.

Russ: okay, now this plan here can apply for anything.

Omal: correct. That is why it is worded the way that it is. Not just dealing with conservation or environmental issues, it is something that can be used by anybody. I would like to add there are times where the team leader makes a decision on his own that must be followed without question in any situation, in any structure. Because sometimes it is not wise to sit down and debate a idea. You do not have time, the situation does not allow it. The house is on fire, you cannot sit down and have a debate in a room whilst the house is burning down around you. It is one of those things where the team leader will say, "you do this, you do that, you do this, you do that.

Russ: okay.

Omal: I believe the word that you have for it is taking charge.

Russ: right, bull by the horns. Okay, now of course this applies to your particular skills but how is it that you, for example, could be chosen to run a base? Because you have the most belief and the most organizational skills, you lead and you plan the best?

Omal: hmm, I was picked because of having the correct aptitude. I can think very, very fast, I can make a decision very quickly. It is not often that I make the wrong decision. I have the aura of confidence that people will follow.

Russ: hmmm.

Omal: that is very important in itself.

Russ: uh-huh.

Omal: I speak confidently, I do have the organization skills, I listen very well and in listening is important due to the fact that from listening you learn. If you talk and talk and talk and express your ideas, you are expressing and hearing only your ideas. But, if you talk a little and listen a lot then you learn and also people will respect you more when you finally talk and you have listened to what everybody has said. And if you talk quietly and softly, you will get people's attention much easier than standing up and talking in a loud, clear voice. It is one of those times, as Korton is fond of saying, where you must know the situation and meet the situation with the appropriate skill and action.

Russ: hmm, okay. Thank you, that definitely clears that up.

Omal: next question.

Russ: all right, this goes on to the same subject. Coming up in the problems that we face, we will be set upon to come up with a similar situation here in the house to deal with those problems that will be basically coming upon us.

Omal: yes.

Russ: with that, Mark of course would make an excellent leader.

Omal: ahh, but does he want the job?

Russ: well I don't know, I'm just stating a fact. 

Omal: it is whether or not he feels that it is suitable for him. Ask him after the channeling session.

Russ: yes, I will do so. He has the conviction and the strength of conviction necessary.

Omal: and he has the command aptitude.

Russ: absolutely.

Omal: I believe that if he had stayed in the Air Defense Force, I believe you would be addressing him as captain.

Russ: uh-huh.

Omal: but, you would not have met him.

Russ: true, and we wouldn't be having this discussion.

Omal: and two very charming young ladies would be very, very sad and lonely.

Russ: yes, you're probably right. Now something off the track a little bit here.......actually, is Taal talking tonight?

Omal: I believe he is still present.

Russ: I'm going to hold off on that question then.

Omal: okay.

Russ: all right, I'll let you get back to the work you have to do I'm sure.

Omal: yes.

Russ: we have accomplished what we need to do here.

Omal: okay, thank you and, I will be back. Or, as more frequently said by myself, I'll be back.


(Tia returns now that she has calmed down)
(Tia sighs)

Russ: hi Tia.

Tia: hello.

Russ: is your tirade over?

Tia: Omal was quite correct, I do have passionate feelings about it.

Russ: well that's good.

Tia: and I do appreciate him saying put it on the Internet. It is something that I find that I lose control when I talk about something that I care about that much and I watch and I see where it's going. I know where it is going, and it is hard. It's either go on a tirade, or sit down and just sob with exasperation.

Russ: well, like he says, by putting it on the Internet, at least we can put a attention to it that it's lacking right now.

Tia: uh-huh.

Russ: even if no one will see it except those people who read the page, the word will get out, it will spread.

Tia: yes, but the question is, is it going to spread fast.........I don't want to go there.

Russ: okay.

Tia: otherwise I'll do one of two things, sit down and sob or go on a tirade again. I do apologize for going on a tirade.

Russ: that's all right, dear, that's no problem.

Tia: okay.


(Wing Commander Taal takes us to the end of the side)

Taal: attention.

Russ: oh, I'm up, sort of.

Taal: very poor attempt at standing to attention. Very bad.

Russ: hold on a second, let me......

Taal: do not put yourself to such difficulty.

Russ: greetings Taal.

Taal: greetings champion fencer.

Russ: thank you, I appreciate your compliments very much.

Taal: I have a friend who would challenge you.

Russ: Lyka or Katrina?

Taal: neither. He is friend from Defense Force.

Russ: oh. So I'd have my hands full?

Taal: I think so. Looking forward to seeing holo of you walk away undefeated.

Russ: well thank you and I'm sure you'll get a chance to.

Taal: yes, we put holo on in corner bar soon I hope.

Russ: I hope not. I will walk in there and people will start clapping or something.

Taal: yes.

Russ: so how have you been my friend?

Taal: having as you would say hard time?

Russ: oh, what's up?

Taal: trying to keep up with legend.

(Ed. note: he's speaking of "The Baron")

(Russ chuckles at that one)

Russ: well who's his squadron leader, you?

Taal: he is his own.

Russ: okay.

Taal: no one above on base, no one below on base.

Russ: hmm, that's a little unusual, isn't it?

Taal: he is very unusual.

Russ: I was going to say.

Taal: he is his own squadron. Definitely equivalent to a squadron.

Russ: yes, definitely.

Taal: but he assigns himself to patrol as wishes. Favorite area involved over Western Europe.

Russ: ahh, lot of activity there?

Taal: no....just.....

Russ: oh, Germany.

Taal: just feel at home, feel young.

Russ: of course, he can look over at the land he once flew over in younger days.

Taal: yes. Bad news on my side.

Russ: oh, what's wrong?

Taal: tour end in five years.

Russ: five years? Oh, from now?

Taal: yes.

Russ: where would you go then?

Taal: I rotate home.

Russ: oh, that is bad news.

Taal: yes. I may volunteer for extended tour, very unusual for it to be granted when doing start of second tour. It is quite common for start of fourth tour, though.

Russ: oh. Hmm, well good luck on that.

Taal: five years long time.

Russ: a lot will happen in five years.

Taal: yes, a lot, I may never see five years.

Russ: you may never see home in five years, you might be on the base that whole time after five years. You might get granted.

Taal: very, very rare.

Russ: hmm.

Taal: have to be exceptional pilot.

Russ: you are an exceptional pilot.

Taal: maybe here, but in overall force just good pilot.

Russ: oh.

Taal: but remember, no such thing as bad pilot. What happened to bad pilot?

Russ: he died.

Taal: so therefore he was not pilot.

Russ: right.

Taal: so therefore all pilots that are alive are good pilots.

Russ: now, does that mean Katrina's tour will end too?

Taal: yes. As we are bond mates, her tour will also end.

Russ: hmm.

Taal: family go home..........




(Wing Commander Taal continues to reminisce)

Taal: to walk on beach, to hear wave crash on beach. Yes, I do miss that.

Russ: hmm, yeah, I don't blame you. Well good luck anyway, no matter what.

Taal: thank you.

Russ: whichever way your destiny takes you.

Taal: yes. But, never forget.

Russ: I'll never forget you either, I'll tell you.

Taal: but five year long time away.

Russ: yeah, we've got lots of time to spend. What do you have this evening for the webpage we can add on?

Taal: hmm, let me think. I believe have given dissertation on good and bad pilot?

Russ: uh-huh.

Taal: Omal shaking head. I was thinking of engineering and tactics?

Russ: yeah, he wouldn't like that at all.

Taal: no. Living in harmony in hostile environment.

Russ: good one, good one.

Taal: it is part of life to live to the fullest when under extreme pressure. The possibility of ceasing to function draws the fluids of life more to surface to be more flavorful. The taste of fresh water taste much greater when the threat of ceasing to function hangs over cranium. When sniffing air with threat of ceasing to function over the head, air smell sweeter, fill lungs more. But, from this, we learn to enjoy the functions of life more. Young lady that visit base and hang with Tia, Leah, Kiri, Mark and Katrina, she know the flavor of life. She talk to Katrina and myself about the word promiscuity and definition from your planet. My answer is, with the possible ceasing to function hanging over cranium, the joining in love is more intense. The feeling of each moment being a precious jewel that is for enjoyment of the now. The comfort, the warmth, the happiness of the moment, more enjoyable by that prospect over cranium. The feeling of happiness at opening eyes and looking at beautiful person in morning and hearing little one, and changing diaper when little one needed diapers. And cleaning up little one after mishaps or eating something that little one's stomach did not enjoy. More precious, more enjoyable, even though smell overwhelming at time and make my stomach hurt, that it is more flavorful, more happy, more intense, more precious. I know that if I, in your phrasing buy big farm in sky, I would die happy with these thoughts as I ceased to function. The thoughts of my little one, my bond mate. But the sadness of losing them, that knowing that I will have to wait for rebirth would be strong. Questions? And answers.

Russ: okay. Now, as you say, your life as you're getting under the threat of dying is awesome. The whole experience is more richer.

Taal: uh-huh, heightened.

Russ: heightened, correct. Now, does that mean that you can transfer that at will to any situation at all to remind yourself of that or is it just second nature?

Taal: it's second nature now. It is being constantly around me, that thought of dying. When I go out to fly a patrol, I may not come back.

Russ: right.

Taal: so, the look as I go at the base, the beauty of the rock walls, the sound of the wind, the sound of the voices all seem sweeter.

Russ: hmm, now your opponents often in these encounters, for example, the Zeta's, the Greys......

Taal: uh-huh.

Russ: have no emotions. They can't feel this that you feel, they don't have the joy of living experienced with their combat techniques. Is this a reason possibly why you beat them so often and so easily?

Taal: not a reason, a fact.

Russ: ahhh.

Taal: if you have that longing to come back and sniff a rose that was just starting to open, then that in itself is an expectation that heightens your sense of surroundings and awareness. The thought of losing a bond mate will make you fight harder. The feeling of if I die, I've let them down.

Russ: uh-huh.

Taal: they do not have the emotion of anger. Anger is a powerful tool in a dogfight. Keeping it focused and controlled.

Russ: yeah, so when you fly a simulation against larger numbers, you're actually fighting against the same thing because you're not fighting in real life anything more than what would be considered computer reactions.

Taal: yes and no. In a flight simulator it is mathematical patterns. In real life, sometimes things happen that surprise you.

Russ: hmm.

Taal: so it is different.

Russ: oh okay, so knowing the vessel's weaknesses.

Taal: correct..........

(Ed. Notes: this part where tactics was about to be discussed has been removed)

Taal: ahh, thank you. I was stopped in the nick of time.

Russ: oh.

Taal: I'm glad someone was looking over my shoulder.

Russ: that would be Omal.

Taal: yes. I was about to start explaining tactics.

Russ: oh no, we don't want to go back into tactics.

Taal: no.

Russ: no.

Taal: okay, Omal says to ask last question.

Russ: okay. Hmm.....

Taal: Tia says I have one more after that.

Russ: okay. With the thought of going back home, does that affect your fighting skills do you think?

Taal: I focus on the now..........

Russ: good.

Taal: focus on the moment. Okay, last question.

Russ: that's alright my friend, I don't have anything right now for you.

Taal: okay.

Russ: farewell Taal, have a good time, and I'll see you very soon.

Taal: I will.

Russ: bye.


(Omal comes on to okay what can be posted)

Omal: well, well, well, the ring mistress spoke. Okay, any reference to tactics, that section has to be removed.

Russ: okay.

Omal: okay, I will now hand back to our ring mistress.


(Tia returns as ring mistress)

(Tia says hi in Durondedun)

Russ: this is really working out good because now if he has me strike something, and I'll be able to look at this while I'm working on it....

Tia: uh-huh.

Russ: and make the strike before I have to even listen to it on the tape.

Tia: okay, well I'm going to put on the next speaker.

Russ: okay.

Tia: okay, catch you later.

Russ: all right, bye love.



(Karra has cleanliness on her agenda)


Karra: hello.

Russ: hello, my sweetheart, my love, my life.

Karra: congratulations.

Russ: thank you darling.

Karra: okay, as we are limited on time, Tia says that we have approximately 35 minutes left on this recording, so I will get down to business as quickly as I can.

Russ: okay.

Karra: due to the time constraints that we have two more persons in front of me or behind me, we will keep this short and quick as we can.

Russ: okay.

Karra: and we will go basically over what we went over last time concerning the appropriate set up for healing, which includes our.......

Russ: ahh, clean fingernails, clean hands, clean mind, clean clothes and clean environment.

Karra: and clean body.

Russ: oh yeah.

(Karra claps her hands)

Russ: okay.

Karra: okay, and the importance of hammering home these simple principles that are important. That with our.......

Russ: clean fingernails, clean hands, clean body, clean mind, clean clothes and clean environment.

Karra: that we can set the air that is necessary for the healing. And in the healing with the appropriate set up........and we won't get that one again for a while.......with our clean fingernails and our clean hands and our clean body and our clean clothing and our clean environment and our clean mind, we can set up our operating principles as a healer and the morals that are necessary in conjunction with the healing process. And the morals are, being able to analyze and know when to call it a day, when to call in extra help, when to refer to somebody else, when to leave well enough alone, when to sit down and talk. These are all important that these principles must be followed. And to start off with, when you're on a basic healing beginning, it is important to be able to have somebody that is at hand that knows about medicine, that knows about healing, they can say what you're doing is wrong. Sometimes however, that is not possible and that opens up a moral can of worms of, if you don't know what you're doing but you have good intent and you know the basics, is it right to do a healing? And it depends on your situation. If there is massive damage to the individual and you know that they're not going to survive, is it better to leave them to die and to take away just the pain or is it better to go through the healing process? And my answer is it depends on the situation. If there is somebody that is emotionally attached to the patient, it is important to do a healing on them but not getting into their mind. If they think that you're the only person that can do something, they know you're a healer, and they say, "do something", the fact that you go through the actions has the dividend of that you are learning and you are healing. But who are you healing?

Russ: yourself and the person that they're asking to have the person healed.

Karra: no, yourself in one aspect, yes but you're also healing the person that is the friend associate of the patient.

Russ: yeah.

Karra: so, that's quite correct.

Russ: yeah because you're not going to do any good for the patient.

Karra: but by going through the healing process on the patient, A, you're taking away the suffering, even though that there is nothing else that you can do, but you are healing the emotionally attached person in an indirect sort of way. And it is something that is necessary to analyze and we will save that for next week because it will be an awful long dissertation but a long question answer session on dealing with those emotional problems.

Russ: okay.

Karra: any questions for me hon?

Russ: yeah love, Often times, to heal is similar to what Omal was talking about having the confidence to heal........

Karra: uh-huh.

Russ: and we haven't dealt with that yet and I thought maybe that might fit in well with those other items you were discussing.                     

Karra: yes, yes, it would actually. The confidence of healing, the confidence in yourself.

Russ: right.

Karra: yes to a certain extent, there is similarities in what Omal is saying, but there is also knowing when to call it quits, when to say, "I can't do anything".

Russ: well that's confidence too going......

Karra: that is, in a way.

Russ: that is a major amount of confidence to even be able to say that. I mean somebody who doesn't have confidence is going to try to heal anyway.

Karra: yes, but there is times where you know that you can't, but you have to as I just stated.

Russ: right.

Karra: and those are the circumstances that are the hardest. The fact that you know that there is nothing that you can do.

Russ: hmm, well perhaps we can go over those items again sometime like next week or something.

Karra: yes, we will work them in. Now we're going to go into some more exotic forms of healing.

Russ: next week?

Karra: I'll start one off that I know you have a strong stomach. You have a gangrenous wound......

Russ: oohhh, fun.

Karra: on your leg. How do you heal a gangrenous wound? It is not too bad.

Russ: cut the leg off.

Karra: that is one way. The second way, if it's not too bad is, you get an organism that feeds on rotting flesh.

Russ: oohhh, lovely.

Karra: you get a whole load of maggots.

Russ: I can't put this on the net. You're nuts, darling.

Karra: I'm nuts, am I? I'll set my little sister on you hon.

Russ: organism that eats rotting flesh.

Karra: okay, let us look at using maggots. Now what function do maggots serve?

Russ: they turn into flies which are even more disgusting.

Karra: yes? But, maggots eat rotting flesh.

Russ: yeah, but what happens after they get through with it? It's clean and ready to go?

Karra: exactly.

Russ: God, can't you just ask the person if they want their leg cut off or not or do you want maggots poured on it that will eat it all off?

Karra: I'll give you a choice. Now think of this with all honesty, don't think about it as if it is just a thought process.

Russ: okay.

Karra: okay, you will lose your leg or, I can use something that will cure and clean up the wound. You don't tell them what you're going to use. Think about it, genuinely. What would you rather do? I can save your leg. Honestly, I can save your leg if you let me do it my way. Or, I can take the leg off and you will have the trauma of losing the leg, you will have the phantom pains of the leg, but you will never have the leg again.

Russ: all right, I'd keep the leg. I'd want to be put out for it.

Karra: we'll give you medication so that you don't feel it.

Russ: yeah, because I don't need to be blindfolded.

Karra: now you see where I'm coming from.

Russ: ahh God. Yeah, there's parts to being a healer that just turns a person stomach.

Karra: believe you me, when I had to do it, it turned my stomach.

Russ: ahh, God, I can't stand maggots.

Karra: I can't stand them either. I know, I know, I see that image too Russ, don't look at it.

Russ: okay darling....

Karra: that's coming from me.

Russ: yeah, well I'm going to pass on that image. It's like being hooked into my laptop.

Karra: I can't help it, it's something that I have.......

Russ: better you got the memories than I do.

Karra: let's talk about something cheerful.

Russ: let's talk about something cheerful, anything. How about hey, this new laptop, hey?

Karra: personally, I would prefer to be the laptop.

(Russ chuckles at that)

Russ: yes, I wish you were too darling.

Karra: uh-huh.

Russ: anyway, we're wasting time, we have two more speakers.

Karra: yes we do.

Russ: I love you very much as always. I look forward to you and our new love in our life.

Karra: yes.


(Omal is back to give a green light to Karra)

Omal: okay, let us quickly, briefly go over Karra's....

Russ: the first part.

Omal: no, all of it.

Russ: all of it, all right.

Omal: all of it. No, you are correct, it is a judgment call. Okay, having said that, I will hand back to our ring mistress. Thank you.


(Tia gets us to Karra's sister)

(Tia says hi in Durondedunn)

Tia: okay, next person.

Russ: okay.


(Kiri lightens up the subjects)


Russ: hey, Kiri.

Kiri: yo dude.

Russ: yo sweetheart, how you doing, baby?

Kiri: God, she leaks like a sieve when she gets emotionally worked up.

Russ: can you blame her? Quite a weird subject to go over.

Kiri: uh-huh, I wonder why she brought that up?

Russ: let's see, exotic forms of healing.

Kiri: oh, she's got a stack of them she's saying.

Russ: that's the first in the series, I can't wait for number two. You think you had it rough darling, not even.

Kiri: oh, I don't even think I've had it rough. I've been inside her mind, it's not pleasant.

Russ: oh, I know. So anyways.......

Kiri: and for somebody that is so loving and caring to be of gone through and have all those horrible images in her mind.

Russ: yep, it's not what I want to do.

Kiri: uh-huh. Okay, questions.

Russ: okay. Advantages of the laptop over a regular computer? You know many of them but anything I might have missed?

Kiri: portability, locations, communications, let me see......

Russ: communications as in what?

Kiri: cell phone, you can plug in anywhere you want to.

Russ: cell phone?

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: what do you mean cell phone?

Kiri: you can plug into a cellular phone straight into the Internet.

Russ: can you now?

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: interesting, I didn't think about that.

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: glad I asked.

Kiri: and, if you have the right setup, you have your cell phone connected to it right? You can do direct computer / computer telephone calls.

Russ: it would be expensive.

Kiri: uh-huh, but let's say you wanted a secure, encrypted conversation right?

Russ: yeah.

Kiri: instead of carrying a bulky encryption unit around, you could carry it around in the form of a small program. And you can call somebody up and run the cell phone through your computer that would take your voice and turn it into an encrypted carrier wave and be transmitted to the other person which has the same program that de-encrypts it.

Russ: hmm, good point.

Kiri: let's say that you and Mark each had a cell phone and a laptop.

Russ: okay.

Kiri: okay, let's say the whatsit hits the fan.

Russ: right.

Kiri: you guys are off in the boonies, Mark heads off to reconnoiter, right?

Russ: right.

Kiri: he gets into a situation where he's holed up, right? Now how does he get a message to you?

Russ: he would just call me on the cell phone.

Kiri: through the computer.

Russ: or just use the cell phone.

Kiri: uh-huh. Yeah, but cell phone waves can be monitored.

Russ: true.

Kiri: but if you go through an encryption program and turn it into an encryption, right?

Russ: uh-huh.

Kiri: he can call you, you pick it up, it's encrypted so you switch on the encryption program which de-encrypts it and also encrypts your answers as you talk. So you now have a totally secure communication that will take a while to crack unless somebody else happens to have the exact same program with the exact same configurations.

Russ: hmm, good point. It would be pretty.....

Kiri: it would be expensive.

Russ: and expensive.

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: and it's mostly more for government work but.......

Kiri: uh-huh. But you see, that's something that you didn't think of, the possibility of communication. Now, let us take.......well, there goes my dissertation.

Russ: what?

Kiri: well, I was going to take the design of the laptop and how to improve upon it.

Russ: oh, right.

Kiri: and Omal just looks at me and goes. Well he didn't stick out his tongue, he just pointed at the paper and just went......

Russ: nice try.

Kiri: uh-huh. I hate it when he does that. We all agree to be open and be available for him to see what we're going to say and we can't even get the joy of trying to slide it past him.

Russ: hey, you're the reason they're there in the first place, dear.

Kiri: yes, I know.

Russ: so obviously he's going to definitely watch your stuff more than anybody else's.

Kiri: yeah, I know. But if I could figure out a way to encrypt it so that he couldn't read it in my mind and then send it down to you.....

Russ: yeah right.

Kiri: and de-encrypt it through Mark's voice. It would be too late.

Russ: yeah, he would pick it up.

Kiri: he would pick it up but it would be too late.

Russ: nice try thinking about that but I don't think so.

Kiri: I know.

Russ: okay, what else you got?

Kiri: well, apart from redesigning computers and laptops for easier use, I don't have anything now. I had a ten minute dissertation.....well, actually seven and a half minute dissertation and about ten possible questions which would have taken another five minutes.......five to seven minutes.

Russ: okay.

Kiri: which would've been fifteen minutes, which would've used up my allotted time perfectly. But now I don't have that.

Russ: so anyway, how are the kids?

Kiri: they're doing wonderful. Alex and Leonedies are just wonderful, adorable children.

Russ: excellent.

Kiri: Alex is still Alex and Leonedies is still making up for the both of them.

Russ: I hear that.

Kiri: uh-huh. But somehow it's funny that when Alex is being Alex, which is 100% of the time, it kind of makes it more enjoyable the fact that Leonedies is so unpredictable. It's kind of...........I enjoy Leonedies's unpredictableness, his playfulness, his moodiness and in turn I seem to enjoy Alex's predictability and good behavior more.

Russ: well now, a lot of it's you and a lot of it's Mark.

Kiri: hmm, what do you mean?

Russ: well you can see a lot of each of your both characteristics in each of them.

Kiri: yes.

Russ:, and how each is keying off you or Mark.......

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: in their growth.

Kiri: yeah, I see with Alex, Mark's shyness, my thoughtfulness, my deep thinkingness, you've seen me go off when I'm deep thinking.

Russ: oh yeah.

Kiri: he seems to have carried that to the next logical stage combining the both. And then there is Leonedies that has my mischievous, Mark's kind of reserve and impatience when somebody's being slow or dense. You see both of our's intelligence in both of them. You see Mark's concern for other people in both of them. You see in Leonedies my, "screw the world" attitude. In Alex, you see my, "let's take care of the world" attitude..

Russ: uh-huh.

Kiri: so yeah, they are definitely our children, but yet they seem to be polarized.

Russ: that's pretty funny.

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: now you're going to be basically our liason for....

Kiri: huh?

Russ: liason?

Kiri: liaison.

Russ: liaison, thank you.

Kiri: and it's not even my language.

Russ: I know.....for arranging storage, things to get, preparations for the future.

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: so, as we get closer to the time, then we'll be asking a lot of questions on preparation and storage.

Kiri: uh-huh. Well tell you what we can go over next week......

Russ: okay.

Kiri: would be putting down on storage, within your very primitive........how many gigs does it have on the RAM?

Russ: RAM? 16 megs.

Kiri: in your itty-bitty-bitty RAM and how many gigs in hard drive?

Russ: four.

Kiri: in your teensy-weensy, inseey-wensy storage space in your hard drive.

Russ: uh-huh.

Kiri: and it's a moving hard drive?

Russ: I can remove it, yeah, that's true.

Kiri: no, does it move internally?

Russ: well I'm sure it does.

Kiri: in your very primitive......tell you, the best way to compare it to mine is, go and get a hammer, cold chisel and a piece of granite and record everything on it.

Russ: fine, so next week we're going to record on a piece of granite?

Kiri: yeah, why not? That's the comparison between yours and mine.

Russ: I'll be sitting here chiseling away.

Kiri: uh-huh, but we will go over "the list".

Russ: oh good.

Kiri: uh-huh.

Russ: slowly.

Kiri: slowly, as it's not voice activated.

Russ: "computer? Oh computer?"

Kiri: ..........oh, I'm sorry.

Russ: that's all right, dear.

Kiri: it took a few seconds for me to comprehend that you are making a reference to your entertainment.

Russ: well, yes, it's where my computer........I do my computer and probably your computer.

Kiri: well, my computer is voice-activated, holographic projector, high density holographic projector........

Russ: well stick one of those on here.

Kiri: you don't have the power to run it.

Russ: yeah, I know. Can't plug it into the wall.

Kiri: no, for one thing, and it takes about five gig to run it.

Russ: nope, not likely.

Kiri: uh-huh. Well when you have a hard drive that has about a hundred gig on it.

Russ: I'll keep you posted.

Kiri: uh-huh, I'll design it for you. Actually, mine has more than a hundred, way more,

Russ: well you won't design it for me.

Kiri: no, I won't design it for you but there again, if you end up with an inexpensive terabyte hard drive......

Russ: all you can do is look back and laugh.

Kiri: huh?

Russ: there is nothing you can do then either.

Kiri: no, if it comes inexpensive and I mean as expensive as it costs whats it? One meg of RAM is about one bottle of cheap wine?

Russ: yeah.

Kiri: when one terabyte equals that price, right?

Russ: uh-huh.

Kiri: then I will design for you your holographic, high density projector. And Omal says that I will be able to.

Russ: okay.

Kiri: okay?

Russ: we'll just told you to that promise.

Kiri: yeah, I'll design it for you.

Russ: okay, so next week the list.

Kiri: the list.

Russ: Dass list.

Kiri: okay.


(Omal makes his last appearance)


Omal: okay Russ, that's it on regular speakers. I can now depart so, live long, prosper and, I'll be back.

Russ: farewell. Omal.


(Tia completes the scheduled speakers)

(Tia says hi in Durondedunn)

Tia: okay, let me put on the last speaker. Oh my.


(Leah wraps up the session)

Leah: hello.

Russ: hello Leah.

Leah: how's it going?

Russ: good sweetheart, how are you doing?

Leah: fine.

Russ: all right dear.

Leah: uh-huh.

Russ: well what do you want to talk about today, my dear?

Leah: ohhhh, just chat.

Russ: okay. In that case, we will just chat.

Leah: okay.

Russ: I've got to figure out what to call this particular session, any ideas?

Leah: hmm, congratulations.

(Russ chuckles)

Leah: starts off like that does it not?

Russ: yes it does. All right, congratulations.

Leah: I got a holo today.

Russ: yes you did, what'd you get?

Leah: oh, from Huna.

Russ: oh. And how is our little bunny rabbit?

Leah: well, actually I got two holos. She is doing fine. She's started at Sirius State College, she had problems for the first week.

Russ: oh, what happened?

Leah: her fans.

Russ: oh yeah.

Leah: she got you might say, mobbed going to class. She says that she's had to disguise herself going to class.

Russ: disguise herself?

Leah: uh-huh.

Russ: well that's a good one.

Leah: uh-huh. And her classmates now aren't in so much awe of her. She did something special with one of the holos that she sent to me. It's the one of us?

Russ: uh-huh.

Leah: and it's interactive, it's one of those.

Russ: oohhh. That's the best kind.

Leah: uh-huh.  So I'm looking forward to it. It says interactive so I'm going to try it out later on.

Russ: all right, excellent.

Leah: in her other holo she says hi to everybody and she's planning on coming probably in about four months from now?

Russ: oh really?

Leah: uh-huh.

Russ: excellent.

Leah: yeah, she's going to come for another month.

Russ: well that's going to be great. So about four months now?

Leah: uh-huh.

Russ: well, great, I'll be in Thailand. I'll make sure I'm here for that though.

Leah: oh, okay.

Russ: for her anyway, I'll shall make sure I am here for your sister.

Leah: uh-huh, yes.

Russ: do you miss her?

Leah: yeah, I do.

Russ: yeah, sounds like it.

Leah: I do.

Russ: so why aren't you going off to college then?

Leah: I am at college.

Russ: what, here?

Leah: well this is part of my field study course.

Russ: oh. So, you're learning engineering?

Leah: in the field.

Russ: in the field?

Leah: uh-huh.

Russ: and what have you learned?

Leah: I've learned a lot.

Russ: good.

Leah: I learned something very important the other day.

Russ: what's that?

Leah: you don't put your hand down in direct line of a laser driver.

Russ: anything bad happen?

Leah: you tend to burn holes through fingers.

Russ: is that what you did?

Leah: uh-huh, just a little one.

Russ: well, luckily your finger will heal.

Leah: uh-huh. But I did get shown one by my......the person I was assisting. She held up and put a needle through her finger and she goes, "that's what happens when you do that".

Russ: I don't get it though, how could you put a finger in front of it?

Leah: it burns through straightaway.

Russ: oh, but I mean you're pointing the thing, right? The laser driver?

Leah: I put it down and switched it off.

Russ: yeah?

Leah: so I put it down, it's laying flat, I put my hand down like that and I felt the pain as it went through.

Russ: well I thought it was switched off?

Leah: so did I.

Russ: oh God.

Leah: fortunately, it went through the fatty part of the finger.


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