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|Wednesday, May 15th, 2002|
|New York Times to English translation
I could use this space to bitch about how my whole life sucks, which seems to be the done thing in these parts, but no!!!! I don't have time to whinge about how much my own life sucks so I thought I'd bitch about everybody else's life instead. So, here's yesterday's New York Times leading articles translated into plain AMERICAN seeing as it's your language now anyway, sheesh, I mean how many times have I said suck already?
NYT: Sharon Rejects Peace Talks Until Palestinian Authority's Overhaul
Anglish: Sharon continues slow genocide policies until he can murder Arafat
NYT: NATO Countries Approve Pact Giving Russia Role of a Partner
Anglish: Yes, you can blow the fuck out of Chechnya; next we circle China
NYT: U.N. Security Council Approves Loosening of Sanctions on Iraq
Anglish: U.S. Approves Loosening of Sanctions on Iraq
NYT: Bush Signs Bill to Tighten Security at Nation's Borders
Anglish: FTAA Reality: Freedom of movement is for capital, not for people
I was about to do the same for the London Times but I have to go and have a big shit or something after reading thishttp://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-296009,00.html
The Labour party is to fund it's own university to manufacture politicians. I really have to go away and lie down for a bit.......
|Saturday, May 11th, 2002|
|An honest soldier
I've picked out these juicy bits from a long and boring essay by a realist US army major. Isn't it great when they come out and say it like it is? Isn't it a complete bastard that you have to go to the most obscure sources to find it? What's the odds on seeing him regurgitate this on the 10 o'clock news? I can't remember the date it was published, somewhere around '97 I think. Anyway.....
'Those humans, in every country and region, who cannot understand the new world, or who cannot profit from its uncertainties, or who cannot reconcile themselves to its dynamics, will become the violent enemies of their inadequate governments, of their more fortunate neighbors, and ultimately of the United States. We are entering a new American century, in which we will become still wealthier, culturally more lethal, and increasingly powerful. We will excite hatreds without precedent.' (Constant Conflict - Major Ralph Peters, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, where he is responsible for future warfare, from Parameters, US Army College Quarterly)
'There will be no peace. At any given moment for the rest of our lifetimes, there will be multiple conflicts in mutating forms around the globe. Violent conflict will dominate the headlines, but cultural and economic struggles will be steadier and ultimately more decisive. The de facto role of the US armed forces will be to keep the world safe for our economy and open to our cultural assault. To those ends, we will do a fair amount of killing.' (ibid)
|Friday, May 10th, 2002|
|Bugger me with a F-16
Boo! Ahhhh, scared you eh? Well, probably not. Someone I don't know send me a message after looking at my page. I forgot it existed! I haven't updated it in over a year. Hmmmm. Well, thanks for the comments folks and check back soon 'cos I'm going to start this up again ('till I can't be arsed) :)
|Friday, January 26th, 2001|
Had an interview today. Now, I've seen a lot of Nineteen Eighty Four-like things going on in the world, but today I felt like I was been interviewed to play the role of Winston. The interview was in a big multistory building, the Ministry of and I would be working for a company that deals with BIG BIG BIG business. The Fortune 500, the FTSE 100. The interviewer reeled of a list of companies but all I heard was extortion, third world labour, sweatshops, deforestation, pollution, cancer, corruption, greed and Nazis (ITT, Ford, General Motors). The job involves talking to people all over the world, working out what their IT problem is and either fixing it there and then over the phone or passing it to a senior colleague. I have an imagine of sitting in my cubicle with my own tiny piece of the puzzle to work on in isolation from the whole that I don't understand and that I have no say in. Like Winston though, I have seen glimpses of the big picture and oh sod it, I'm off for some soma. Current Mood: weird
|Monday, January 22nd, 2001|
Had a fairly boring uneventful day today. Alex woke me up at about half one wondering if I wanted a game of squash. Yeah right.....I went back to sleep for another hour. I did a bit of reading on Vietnam, my topic for research right now. I'm reading Lyndon Johnson's autobiography and a biography by some stupid sycophantic women with her tongue so far up LBJ's arse she could write...
"Thus the purpose of the bombs was not to hurt of destroy; that was a by-product. They were a means of bargaining without words."
2 million+ dead Vietnamese is a 'by-product' of peace. Current Mood: indifferent
|Sunday, January 21st, 2001|
| Current Mood: sleepy
Ah yer noisy bugger! I've no idea what you're doing here, but now that you're here you're not going to get away! Mwuhuhahah. Right, this is my first entry and I've got bugger all to put in!
Weeell, maybe I have actually. I'm unemployed right now, I walked out on my last job because I was too stoned to do any work, my boss was a twat and really, I just couldn't be arsed. But anyway, I sent a copy of my CV to this bloke months ago and he rang me yesterday out of the blue and invited me for an interview so I took him up on his offer and dashed along for an interview! He runs a computer shop, selling well, computers, obviously. I have a sneaky suspicion he's actually an undercover CIA operative about to launch a major crack epedemic throughout the North East, but my intelligence reports (well, ok, my Dad) suggests that this is pretty fucking unlikely yer stupid bastard........Unquote.
Seriously though, it's a cool looking place and I hope he offers me a job 'cos if I don't start working soon I'm going to implode.
I read today that 3 UN workers were killed in West Timor. A noteable event that made a few newspapers. The same newspapers that managed NOT to mention the 200,000 East Timorese murdered by Indonesia with the support of the US, UK and various other fascist governments. Selective memory eh? Good job they remembered all the Coke (tm) ads though, thank God(tm) for that! Phew!