Sunday, October 24, 2004

Taking equal opportunities a bit too far.....

Well the royal navy has it's first Satanist...................WHAT?

Now I am all for a multi-sex, multi-religious, multi-ethnic, multi-sexuality armed forces but I think this is taking it a bit too far. Now the argument is that Satanism is a religion and yes I suppose that is fine but most religions do not have as there manifesto line: "Satan represents all of the so-called sins, as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification". Hummm isn't one of the so called sins "thou shalt not kill"? Now I understand that this may not be such a problem for a guy in the armed forces but this move is only going to further justify a religion that stands for and promotes evil! I'm a fairly liberal guy but I have to say this scares me! I only hope this guy see the light before he steps to far into the shadow!

Monday, October 18, 2004

This is disturbing....

Spotted this article in the guardian. It is by a democrat but raises several alarming facts about black and minority votes being blocked by the republican party! If this is true then democracy, the very thing America is built on, is a lie and the "holy" war Bush is raging in the name of freedom and democracy is a hypocrisy of the highest order.,14259,1329925,00.html


Well yet again on my travels across the world wide web I have stumbled upon another example of Americans not giving a dam about the rest of the world! This is a link to an article in the guardian where they got readers to write to undecided voters in Ohio:,13918,1329858,00.html

It is just a microcosm of American opinion, some are appreciative and considerate, however for the most part they just don't give a stuff about anyone else but themselves. And if I have to read about how we would all be speaking German if it weren't for them I will scream! The war would have ended with a lot less casualties and years of suffering if they had joined at the start instead of sitting back and watching there allies struggle alone!

Monday, October 11, 2004


another weekend gone, went to see my brother in Nottingham, which while ending up a bit of a pricey night out was really good fun! Spent the rest of the weekend at my girlfriends house, trying not to make a fool myself in front of her parents (which is a full time job when I'm involved!). All in all a pretty good way to spend a weekend!
I now however have to get on with the monumental task that is getting me to do some actual meaningful work! I have to catch up with my Quantum mechanics reading, unlikely seeing as I am so far behind but thankfully I have a girlfriend who will not stop moaning at me to do some work! Thank god for Alex!

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

What a suprise!

"The group hunting for banned weapons inside post-war Iraq is preparing to report that it has found no chemical, biological or nuclear weapons."


Well there it is, another reason (if not the main reason) for the war has fallen through, as far as I know there are none of the original reasons for invasion left now. After the American defense secretary admitted there was little or no evidence to link Saddam to Al-Qaida, the justifications for this gross breach of UN Policy and public opinion seem to be fading fast. Bush and Blair really don't have a collective leg to stand on! And yet they still try to pull justification from the report, the BBC report quotes the Iraq deputy Prime Minister (a white house puppet no doubt) as saying:

"Saddam Hussein was himself a weapon of mass destruction."

Ah so that makes it all ok does it! And Jack Straw has now show that the government's response to this will be to adopt the view that it doesn't matter that there were no weapons when we invaded but that Saddam COULD have made weapons at anytime if he wanted:

"The threat from Saddam Hussein in terms of his intentions was even starker than we have seen before".

Well that's ok then, I could make a bomb if I wanted to, does that give someone the right to invade my house and kill my family and friends for what might be?
Don't get me wrong (and I understand it is quite easy to with my apparent attitude), I know Saddam had to go, I know he gassed innocent Kurds and killed thousands of people throughout his reign. That however does not justify waging an illegal, unsanctioned war. It effectively renders the UN useless, which was set up to prevent super powers running around invading who they like, but here we are with exactly that happening.
There has been enough blood shed for this crusade of theirs, the people who were killed in the name of my safety (on both sides) can never be brought back but I can honor their memory by fighting against the political spin and not believing for one minuet that this was the best way to stop tyranny or to make the world a "safer" place.

Monday, October 04, 2004

Spreading the Blog!

Ahh another day another person convinced to join the blogging world! I have already signed up all my house mates so we can all rant about each other in a fourm where face to face or indeed fist to fist encounters are not a problem, sweet!
Today I signed up my mate Dom and will soon be leaving abusive comments for his every single post! Oh the joy of abuse without representation!
Anyway in other news Mount St. Helens is about to blow again which should be interesting as the americans are OTT about everything meaning there will be a media explosion if the mountain even farts!
Bush and kerry had a "debate" the other day...... hummm neither of them look fit to run the worlds only super power but it is the classic lesser of two evils situation!
Anyway off to lectures!