Like Al-Queda…

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My apartment was just buzzed by a US fighter plane. This is the fourth time this has happened.

I don’t like it.

Part of my problem is that I have an irrational fear of what would happen if the plane, say, crashed into my building. As solid as these brick walls are, I might have some straigtening up to after such an accident.

Another problem I have with the flyovers is that they aren’t announced (at least, I never see anything about them). So from out of the blue, I hear a very loud and doplered sound approaching my apartment. Am I too neutrotic? I don’t know. It’s not the physics of flying that I have a problem with. I have little faith in the people that operate and maintain these machines. People fail more often than physics.

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