8, 8 days until Disney! Ah ha ha!

amazing person.  dead.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/09/26/westpoint.cadet.ap/index.html?section=cnn_latest

makes me cry.  Not because she's black/brown, but because she was just amazing.  She gave bone marrow to a stranger.  Wow.  I heard that is pretty painful, actually.  She speaks German and she is brilliant.  Or was.
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September 27th, 2006 12:24pm
The service academies have a tradition of graduating good people.  She sounds like she was one of their best.
Permalink xampl 
September 27th, 2006 12:38pm
Sad loss.

What struck me was. Sec. Lt. the highest rank for a Black/Hispanic woman? Isn't the least a Major, if not a Colonel, given that Powell made to 4 stars?
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September 27th, 2006 1:36pm
Poor writing, probably.  They meant something else.  Whatever that was.
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September 27th, 2006 1:58pm
Obviously they mean highest place in her graduating class, not in military rank.  2nd Lt. is the bottom officer rank, so nobody that graduated is below that.
Permalink Lurk Machine 
September 27th, 2006 1:59pm
Well, perhaps they mean, out of all the Female, Black, Hispanics that have graduated from West Point, she made it the highest in rank.  So far.

I agree, poorly written.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
September 27th, 2006 6:16pm
Could also mean she was was the Female, Black, Hispanic that graduated highest in her class of all Female, Black, Hispanics.
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September 27th, 2006 6:18pm
She couldn't have been TOO fucking bright, she joined the US military.
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September 27th, 2006 8:00pm

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