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The Big Question for friends and family: am I risking the possibility of actually getting shot for having strong words to say about The Government?
Hmmm… it is tempting to say “I don’t,” but I am kind of getting a bit paranoid with the “accidental exposure” from Thursday’s incident. I have not gotten into trouble – yet – but I must be very quick to point out than in a 13-year writing odyssey, I have gotten into a lot of trouble. My still-standing feud with a few people in the college paper is the stuff that they’ll probably exchange during bull sessions in the future. I won’t be a teary-eyed Jun Lozada, but I will say that it’s often worth taking a risk for your country… sans the sponsored Masses and the tours and the speaking engagements.
So if ever I get shot or arrested, you now know why.