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In my thirties, living in the most beautiful part of the world, surrounded by a loving family... and I'm still not satisfied?! :)

Thursday, September 23, 2004

Two news stories to read:

BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | UK hostage's 'release sabotaged'

Cat Stevens 'shock' at US refusal

What is with the US government and its lapdog the UK government? Why do they think they can do what they want in the world? What is it with the American people not standing up en masse to protest their government's actions? Brainwashing and false logic. 'Our president wants to protect us against terrorism so he can do what he wants.' It's all so unecessary. We didn't need to invade Iraq, we didn't need to make such of a balls up of it as we did, we don't need to control the 'free' Iraq government. We don't need to hold so many prisoners. We don't need to put every Muslim through hell because of our fear. If Yosuf Islam didn't used to be Cat Stevens would he have ended up in Camp X-Ray? We certainly wouldn't have heard anything about him being refused entry to America if he hadn't been famous. For goodness sake, he works for charity and promotes peace now! Anyone who promotes peace is obviously a threat to America! (And I'm not joking.) It's not enough to say trust the government, trust the CIA, trust the FBI. We have no trust in these organisations any more. They do not seem to be working for the benefit of the people.

It's a very scary world we live in at the moment. The only way it will start to get better is if the American people vote to remove Bush and after that fight for the government and its agencies to clean up and work for the benefit of the world.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

An interesting website about the origins of the Pledge of Allegiance in America:

pledge lawyer

I don't necessarily agree with everything this man says or believes. For instance, if americans want to pledge their allegiance to their flag and country, fine. (Even though it goes down the dangerous road of nationalism and jingoism and can be seen in America's opinion that it is the greatest country ever, when it clearly has serious problems, and that it thinks it can do whatever it likes in the world.) I do think the phrase "under god" needs to be removed.
I don't agree there shouldn't be gun control in America as this man seems to think, for pretty self explanatory reasons.
Anyway, still some interesting information which most Americans do not know.
I was a teacher in America and heartily disliked having to lead the pledge every morning. In the end I didn't bother. I just made sure the kids were being respectful and ignored it if any didn't say it. I almost wish that I had said something to make the children think about whether they wanted to do it or not, but they were only first graders and it would not have gone down too well!

Hello everyone.

Here's a fun and enjoyable page from the internet, all about why the christian god slaughters his way through the old testement. Apparantly, it is all to do with his mercy. Nice...

Why was the ancient God so "cruel"? - ChristianAnswers.Net

Please just remember that christians can justify absolutely anything using the bible. You can too! Just try it! It's fun! Want to slaughter your grandmother? There's probably a verse you can twist to fit your evil schemes.
OK, here's the thing. Be a christian if you want. Religious freedom and all that. Believe in a religion based on the strangest, most twisted collection of books that you will ever see in a school or a child's bedroom. Believe in a religion that has hundreds of thousands of denominations, most of which don't agree with how the others interpret their holy book. Believe in it if it makes you happy (and you have no wish to think too deeply about it) but DON'T expect everyone else to follow it too. Not even if it says so in your bible. Cos you will make others very unhappy. (And I know you think they will be very unhappy in hell, but they don't. They have other beliefs, not based on your bible which is where the idea of hell comes from in the first place.) If you follow everything the bible says you WILL end up slaughtering your granny, so take a step back and give others the freedom of religion you yourself enjoy.
Thanks for listening.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

What would you do if you were the President of a country that had received many warnings of a massive terrorist plot to bring death and distruction and then you were told that your country is under attack? You'd probably act immediately to get intelligence and make decisions. Ah, but what if you were listening to My Pet Goat in a classroom full of kids? Of course! You'd sit there for five minutes until the story was done! I would, you would, and so would George W Bush.

The Memory Hole > 5-Minute Video of George W. Bush on the Morning of 9/11

It's nearly the 3 year anniversary of 9/11 yet these issues are still very important. Tonight on Channel 4 (UK) is a programme about all the conspiracies about 9/11. What actually happened, who was behind it, and how much did Bush know? Watch it, or go to one of the many internet sites about it, and make your own mind up.

Finally, a statistic to ponder: 1000 American servicemen dead in Iraq = over 10,000 Iraqis dead, mostly civilians. Doesn't seem to balance, does it? Unless you are in the American Government that is.


Saturday, September 04, 2004

Welcome to AntiBush!

Lots of Anti-Bush links tonight!

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