March 29th, 2003


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bah. I can't make the counter display properly.

I'm in two minds about this war. I don't like that Australia has troops over there. But I can't help feeling that Saddam and his murderous, bloody regeim has to go, and a diplomatic solution won't do it.

NATO did this same thing to Serbia when the Kosovars were being murdered, but I don't remember such an outcry against "America" at the time. Actually, what I do remember is "The World" asking why isn't NATO and The Americans doing something to protect the civillians? How can they let this happen?

Every stray bomb has the world pointing their fingers at The Americans while they accuse them of murdering civillians. In the meantime 16 SCUD missiles have been launched at Kuwait.

Not at targets in Kuwait, mind you, just AT Kuwait to fall wherever they happen to fall amonst the people. A combination of luck and ineptitude has seen all the scuds miss the target. One landed in the harbour an hour ago and caused some damage to shop fronts. I haven't heard anyone outside the military say this is a deplorable action. So I will. Launching missiles so that they fall randomly amonst a civillian population is an act of terrorism designed to have the same effect as letter bombs, car bombs, anthrax letters, V1 and V2 bombs, and all the other tings launched to kill an unarmed civillian population. It is wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong no matter how justified the launcher feels.

Well gee, it mustn't be wrong because The Americans are the agressors.

I don't think anyone in their right mind wants war. I'm anti war. I'm also anti-Saddam. I am NOT anti-US (although I do shake my head at the United Statian conservatives and wonder what they are thinking. It is possible to be anti-war and pro-US.) I am a patriot. I love my country and I am proud of our troops, but I detest this fucking Government.

The pro-war propagander says every Iraqi wants a regeim change. Anti-war propagander says no Iraqi wants a change. The truth is somewhere in the middle, along with the little fact that during war civillians get it in the neck every time.

but I'm rambling.


According to this Myers-Briggs and Keirsey personality test I am

Introverted (I) 89% Extraverted (E) 11%
Intuitive (N) 82% Sensing (S) 18%
Feeling (F) 85% Thinking (T) 15%
Perceiving (P) 77% Judging (J) 23%

This test differs from most in that each question has an "in between" option, which I used a few times.

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Ben Hur

Today I bought the DVD of Ben Hur, and sat down to watch the Chariot Race. As you do! Why else would you buy Ben Hur?

The 14 year-old son of a friend wandered in, watched it for 30 seconds, and said:

"That's just a rip-off of the pod race in Phantom Menace."

I laughed at him, long and hard. He still doesn't get it.

(this marks a return to my innocuous and empty journalling style.)