Amelia has a discussion with Augusta, Harry has one with Susan, Ron tests out, but fails where it counts, Harry begins Helen's training, He and Lavender contact Alice's mind and lear4n Dumbledore d...
- Yes. It wasn't until Revan, that the Sith went to the standard red lightsaber.
Warb Null carried a viridian saber before he was destroyed.
Tulak Hrod carried a violet lightsaber.
Ajunta Pall and Ludo Kresh didn't even carry lightsabers. They carried double blades. Think saber-staff but these were made out of a metal that could stand up to a lightsaber.
- Regarding the US Congress, all you need say is "ethanol subsidies". Alcohol, tobacco, and firearms should be a neighborhood convenience store, not a Bureau (incompetent that it is) of the Department of Homeland Security.
Sorry I've not reviewed the last few chapters, I've managed to return to the land of the gainfully employed and getting readjusted to a morning schedule and the lack of spare time has kept me from several things. I'll post a more indepth review later.
Author's responseHey hey hey! It's good to hear from you again, Cat! I was afraid you'd stopped breathing!
While I agree...reluctantly.../there is some good from Alcohol, Tobacco meets all the criteria of a class II narcotic (in that is is highly addicting and has no medical value whatsoever) but until very recently was treated like an over the counter medicine.
As for the BATF and the DHS, we are of a mind there. Both are throwbacks to the earliest days of the Secret Service, the Pinkertons and the FBI. In all three cases, they were established with poorly defined lines of focus and unlimited power. As a result, corruption and officious interference is rampant. BATF alone, is responsible for more violations of the US constitution than all other agencies, federal and local, combined.
Don't worry about the reviews. It's just good to hear from you again.
- With regard to the BATF, all I can say is "Project Gunrunner" and "Operation Fast and Furious"; after those dangerous fiascos, there needs to be a wholesale overhaul from the top down. Search on those and you'll be appalled at what they've done.
I agree that alcohol has some good (some necessary medical drugs will dissolve in nothing else) though I don't touch it otherwise. Tabacco, I have no desire for (cigarette smoke got to my sinuses as a kid so I was never even tempted to smoke) but I'm tempted, these days, to call smokers "the only minority it's legal to discriminate against". I think it a nasty habit but I dislike the over-reach of the "nanny-state".
I'll be back later with reviews.
Author's responseBATF: I've seen those and more. Having been in the military for too many years, I thought I'd seen every sort of abuse there was.
Not even close!
I agree. I was arrested some years ago for protesting the five dollar 'sin-tax' on cigarettes. What a co-inky-dink the tax appeared just after that worthless lawsuit was settled. On a side note, none of the moneys actually paid (a lot less than was ordered) ever made it to the people it was meant to help. the state administrators and the attorneys got it all. If there's still some drifting around, it's being used for token -payments to the victims.
- G'day mate. You should try living under a minority government who have to try and appease greenies & independants. Nothing is getting done for the worker. Like the song says, "Another day older & deeper in debt". Can expect to see a lot of fertility potions taken over the next couple of weeks. Like seeing Harry take some pranking from his team. I also think the same srategy you used with Hagrid was used before D-Day. If it works, use it. Hope Alice is out of the curse to see the demise of Dumbles. Another good read. Cheers.
Author's responseG'day, Zamia!
We have the same thing here, but the rich get everything and the rest of us have to try to eke out a living on what 'trickles down'.
Here, it seems the established mega-corps are doing everything they can to prevent clean power and efficient use of resources. We pay our teachers, slightly over minimum wage, while city administrators get a quarter million a year, for doing absolutely nothing worthwhile.
We have no reasonable medical system because insurance companies have decided it's less important actually take care of people than it is to ensure their board of directors all get their multimillion dollar bonuses every year. We have to scrimp and save to pay for our kid's college and the military spends money like my late wife.
Same stuff, different local.
OK, the review:
Actually, no. Luna is a seer of potentialities. She saw something that convinced her that what she was doing, was the right thing to do.
Harry understands that all work and no play makes his Jedi students extremely dangerous.
Hagrid: It was a fool-proof way to ensure Voldemort bit.
Alice: She won't be. Her condition is dependent upon Dumbledore's magic and that wont be going away just yet.
Until next time...