(Tia starts us off with a little
"Queen", sort of)
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
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.
Russ: well thank you, thank you, thank you.
Tia: now this is why we were......ask you to hold a
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.
(The Cubs say congratulations in Durondedunn)
Tia: now, I think that's everybody.
Russ: you have a huge crowd there or is that a
Tia: it was Omal......
Russ: yeah, Taal.
Tia: Taal, Karra, Kiri, myself, of course.
Russ: of course.
Tia: Minerva, Athena, Diana........
Tia: Alex, Leoneidies......
Tia: and Leah and Teene.
Russ: wow, that's pretty special.
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
Tia: now Leah is ushering the Cubs, Alex, and
Leonedies away, now we can get down to business.
Tia: okay, the Internet channeling sessions will be
every other week.
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.
Tia: also, it was mentioned that it would be useful
to put it on the webpage, and again we bring that
Tia: okay, it's a pretty relaxed night tonight as
we're in the pyramid. So how do you like your new
Russ: I'm enjoying it.
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
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: kind of got psyched really quickly.
Russ: yeah, well that was.....that was the point I
had to get psyched out.
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?
Russ: yeah, that was the one that was really
anticipated by myself and him.
Russ: because he was the only one I have ever fenced
Russ: so I knew it was going to be a challenge but I
didn't expect to take him both rounds at first right
Tia: from the impression I got was that both times
it was four four.
Russ: yeah, it was close.
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
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.
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
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.
Tia: which I think we kind of hinted at.
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
Tia: to be.....?
Russ: still Al Gore.
Tia: I'm sorry?
Russ: it's still Al Gore.
Russ: due to the fact that they'll be others running
against him, instead of unopposed as Clinton did in
the last election.
Russ: but he'll still be in the race.
Tia: but if he's indicted and convicted he can't.
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
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....
Russ: what we're looking at coming down is going to
start........or has started already......
Russ: and will probably peak around that point, just
when the elections are starting to get warmed up.
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........
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
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.
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
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.
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
Tia: they were trumpeted as great successes by the
Tia: when in actual fact that they weren't. And this
is something that needs to be cleared up and got
Tia: now having done my spiel on politics, I will
move along again to what in the hell is going on on
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Omal: greetings Russ.
Russ: greetings Omal. I assume you calmed her down?
Omal: I just pointed to her and did her finger
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Russ: okay, now this plan here can apply for
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.
Omal: I believe the word that you have for it is
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
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.
Omal: that is very important in itself.
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
Russ: hmm, okay. Thank you, that definitely clears
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.
Russ: with that, Mark of course would make an
Omal: ahh, but does he want the job?
Russ: well I don't know, I'm just stating a
Omal: it is whether or not he feels that it is
suitable for him. Ask him after the channeling
Russ: yes, I will do so. He has the conviction and
the strength of conviction necessary.
Omal: and he has the command aptitude.
Omal: I believe that if he had stayed in the Air
Defense Force, I believe you would be addressing him
Omal: but, you would not have met him.
Russ: true, and we wouldn't be having this
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
Omal: I believe he is still present.
Russ: I'm going to hold off on that question then.
Russ: all right, I'll let you get back to the work
you have to do I'm sure.
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)
Russ: hi Tia.
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
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.
Russ: even if no one will see it except those people
who read the page, the word will get out, it will
Tia: yes, but the question is, is it going to spread
fast.........I don't want to go there.
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.
(Wing Commander Taal takes us
to the end of the side)
Russ: oh, I'm up, sort of.
Taal: very poor attempt at standing to attention.
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
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
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.
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.
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?
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?
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
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.
Taal: have to be exceptional pilot.
Russ: you are an exceptional pilot.
Taal: maybe here, but in overall force just good
Taal: but remember, no such thing as bad pilot. What
happened to bad pilot?
Russ: he died.
Taal: so therefore he was not pilot.
Taal: so therefore all pilots that are alive are
Russ: now, does that mean Katrina's tour will end
Taal: yes. As we are bond mates, her tour will also
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
Taal: hmm, let me think. I believe have given
dissertation on good and bad pilot?
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
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.
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
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
Taal: not a reason, a fact.
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
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
Taal: yes and no. In a flight simulator it is
mathematical patterns. In real life, sometimes
things happen that surprise you.
Taal: so it is different.
Russ: oh okay, so knowing the vessel's weaknesses.
(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
Taal: I'm glad someone was looking over my
Russ: that would be Omal.
Taal: yes. I was about to start explaining
Russ: oh no, we don't want to go back into
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
Taal: I focus on the now..........
Taal: focus on the moment. Okay, last question.
Russ: that's alright my friend, I don't have
anything right now for you.
Russ: farewell Taal, have a good time, and I'll
see you very soon.
Taal: I will.
(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.
Omal: okay, I will now hand back to our ring
(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....
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
Tia: okay, catch you later.
Russ: all right, bye love.
(Karra has cleanliness on her
Russ: hello, my sweetheart, my love, my life.
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.
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.
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)
Karra: okay, and the importance of hammering home
these simple principles that are important. That
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.
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.
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........
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.
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.
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
Russ: oohhh, lovely.
Karra: you get a whole load of maggots.
Russ: I can't put this on the net. You're nuts,
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
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?
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.
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
Russ: yeah, because I don't need to be
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
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
(Russ chuckles at that)
Russ: yes, I wish you were too darling.
Russ: anyway, we're wasting time, we have two more
Karra: yes we do.
Russ: I love you very much as always. I look
forward to you and our new love in our life.
(Omal is back to give a green light to Karra)
Omal: okay, let us quickly, briefly go over
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.
(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
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
Russ: communications as in what?
Kiri: cell phone, you can plug in anywhere you
Russ: cell phone?
Russ: what do you mean cell phone?
Kiri: you can plug into a cellular phone straight
into the Internet.
Russ: can you now?
Russ: interesting, I didn't think about that.
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?
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
Russ: hmm, good point.
Kiri: let's say that you and Mark each had a cell
phone and a laptop.
Kiri: okay, let's say the whatsit hits the fan.
Kiri: you guys are off in the boonies, Mark heads
off to reconnoiter, 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
Kiri: but if you go through an encryption program
and turn it into an encryption, right?
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
Russ: hmm, good point. It would be pretty.....
Kiri: it would be expensive.
Russ: and expensive.
Russ: and it's mostly more for government work
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.
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
Russ: nice try thinking about that but I don't
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.
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.
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
Kiri: hmm, what do you mean?
Russ: well you can see a lot of each of your both
characteristics in each of them.
Russ:, and how each is keying off you or
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..
Kiri: so yeah, they are definitely our children,
but yet they seem to be polarized.
Russ: that's pretty funny.
Russ: now you're going to be basically our liason
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.
Russ: so, as we get closer to the time, then we'll
be asking a lot of questions on preparation and
Kiri: uh-huh. Well tell you what we can go over
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?
Kiri: in your teensy-weensy, inseey-wensy storage
space in your hard drive.
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: 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
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
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
Russ: all you can do is look back and laugh.
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?
Kiri: when one terabyte equals that price, right?
Kiri: then I will design for you your holographic,
high density projector. And Omal says that I will
be able to.
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.
(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
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)
Russ: hello Leah.
Leah: how's it going?
Russ: good sweetheart, how are you doing?
Russ: all right dear.
Russ: well what do you want to talk about today,
Leah: ohhhh, just chat.
Russ: okay. In that case, we will just chat.
Russ: I've got to figure out what to call this
particular session, any ideas?
Leah: hmm, congratulations.
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?
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
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
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: yeah, she's going to come for another month.
Russ: well that's going to be great. So about four
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?
Russ: and what have you learned?
Leah: I've learned a lot.
Leah: I learned something very important the other
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.
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
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.
THE TAPE ENDS