she's developing strategies for saving America. val was always a patriot at heart. capitalists were illuminati. board execs operate as state-sanctioned terrorists. saving America from impaling itself on the sword of Al-Qaeda again. saving America from itself & installing communism [whatever kind sounds coolest at the time] & herself. val wants to be the tyrant for once. let the girl drive a tank, crush a few torsos under muddy treads. val would look stunning w/ a gold plated AK-47 slung across her midsection.