Thursday, November 25, 2004

US 'alienating' world's Muslims, yeah right!

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BBC NEWS Americas US 'alienating' world's Muslims

Now why do I think the opposite?

Here is why.

We have yet to see Muslims marching in protest at the atrocities done in their name by all the extremists since mohammed (no capitals to his name because he was in my opinion a depraved person) walked this earth. Until this happens as far as I am concerned, the Muslim world is alienating the rest of the world.

Just the way I see it...

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Embedded daggers

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What were they thinking? To quote Dr Phill...

What was the Pentagon thinking when they embedded journalists with the troops, did they think they would have gotten a better rap than last time around in Vietnam?

The latest case where a shellshocked marine killed a wounded insurgent (read ENEMY TERRORIST please) in a moment of haste/fear is now being dragged through the media as such an atrocity.

Where are their howls of outrage when a hostage is beheaded?

Where are their howls of outrage when innocent Iraqi civillians are mown down by a TERRORIST bomb?

The perspective of the media embedded or not is tottaly skewed and the sooner a blackout of this one sided reporting is done the better.

Why am I ranting like this? Because I have been in that marine's shoes, I have smelt the smell of flesh rent by high explosive, I have had the cold sweat of fear run down my spine when counting the odd's while tracking a band of terrorists through the African bush, 10 of us and 30 of them. I was trained to eliminate the enemy then tend the wounded, while bullets are being exchanged a wounded enemy is dangerous even when they wave a flag of truce.

This is something the media do not understand, this type of enemy does not fight by any civilised rules, they know of only one thing, die and take as many with you as you can by any means possible.

Untill this is made clear to the world at large the soldier fighting for good is being stabbed in the back by his own media.

I salute all off you Band of Brothers fighting the good fight, I have been there.

To quote my regiment's motto "Deo Soli Obtemperamus"

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Filling in the blanks

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As you see, my blogging is on a back burner at present, due to the warm (errrr Hot!) weather and other pressing matters, however as our December break is looming I hope to fill in the blanks from time to time.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

There is always Mom

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Hopefully I will get better at this archane art of putting songs together for special moods. Some new some ancient but I think they sound cool together espacially for those "blue" days...
19 tracks in playlist, average track length: 4:09Playlist length: 1 hour 18 minutes 56 seconds.
Wendy Said

1. Kim Wilde - Wendy said (3:48)
2. Paul van Dyk - For an angel (mixed by System) (3:56)
3. Vertical Horizon - We are (4:02)
4. The Magnetic Fields - All my little words (2:48)
5. Third eye blind - Semi-charmed life (4:26)
6. Alpha Set - I Would Do Anything (5:10)
7. Sandra - Heaven Can Wait (3:59)
8. Ricky Martin - She's All I Ever Had (4:56)
9. HIM - Funeral Of Hearts (4:30)
10. Moby - Natural blues (4:13)
11. Duran Duran - Save a prayer (5:28)
12. Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten (4:19)
13. Annastacia - Welcome to my Truth (4:04)
14. Nick Cave & Kylie Minouge - Where the wild roses grow (3:56)
15. Erasure - Love to hate you (3:56)
16. Vanessa Carlton - White Houses (3:42)
17. Sherbet - Howzat. (3:44)
18. Evanescence - Everybody's fool (3:16)
19. Lara Fabian - The Dream Within (4:43)
Now as to the quote, it just sums up my mood today...
"When love is gone, there's always justice.And when justice is gone, there's always force.And when force is gone, there's always Mom. Hi, Mom!" Laurie Anderson

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Take a music bath

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"I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music." George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Politics and gravity

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They say gravity sucks... False... Politicians do... Gravity is one of the forces of nature that always works, not like politicians, I mean really? Getting paid 23 grand a month and perks for four years and then getting a lifetime pension if you do not get re-elected! No wonder all the scumsucking bottom dwellers of society are getting on the gravy train!
However in the same vein I see at least in the Land of the Brave the system seems to be working, even if the outcome may have been close the people voted more than in the nail biter of 2000.

When the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well trained. Edward R. Murrow (1908 - 1965)

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Supreme

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Not a great fan of Robbie Williams but I must say the title track of this playlist is my favourite from him. Quite a cool list of songs with a wide range of genres that are arranged to flow smoothly beatwise as well as themewise.
Supreme

21 tracks in playlist, average track length: 4:11
Playlist length: 1 hour 27 minutes 57 seconds
1. Robbie Williams - Supreme (4:19)
2. The Corrs - So young (4:12)
3. Ricky Martin Christina Aguilera - Nobody wants to be lonely (4:10)
4. Cliff Richard - Young ones (3:08)
5. Texas - Summer son (4:03)
6. Everything But the Girl - Missing (3:53)
7. Mike Oldfield - Innocent (12 inch mix) (5:30)
8. Belinda Carlisle - You're nothing without me (3:46)
9. Blank and Jones - Perfect silence (6:14)
10. Toto - Africa (4:22)
11. Mango Groove - We don't need a miracle (3:46)
12. T'Pau - China in your hand (4:04)
13. Paul Young - Softly whispering I love you (4:14)
14. Patrick Swayze - She's Like The Wind (3:52)
15. Sarah Brightman - Deliver me (4:00)
16. Utada Hikaru - First Love (4:17)
17. Evanescence - My Immortal (4:24)
18. Nancy Sinatra - Bang Bang (2:39)
19. Seether ft Amy Lee - Broken (4:19)
20. Sarah Brightman - Eden (3:59)
21. Vangelis - Conquest of Paradise (4:46)
So as this year rushes to an end I am supremly satisfied that it has not been one spent in dispair but one where I have grown and accepted myself as a fellow Blue Dotter... bring on 2005!
"The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play." Arnold Toynbee (1889 - 1975)

Long Live Liaka

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BBC ON THIS DAY 3 1957: Russians launch dog into space
This was an amazing chapter in the exploration of space but on the other hand so sad that Laika had to perish in the quest for knowledge, I believe we should honour our animal pioneers is some special way. Hopefully this little blog will be just such a tribute.

New Friends

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The Man has been keeping the door open lately due to the warm weather, this has given me the chance to explore and meet new friends like Graciella the girl next door, she is great fun and we get along famously... I just wonder why The Man gets upset that I like playing there? she has this lovely accent!

I have also met Scrounger and Big Mama as well as TigerTom... briefly... wonder why they growl and hiss at me though... they may think they are big but my tail is bigger and it goes invisible.