February 3rd, 2004

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Well, I could have told you that going to war in Iraq increased the chances of British nationals and interests as targets for terrorism before the war bloody started. It seems that the Foreign Affairs Committee now agrees (Iraq War 'increased terror threat', BBC on-line 2nd February 2004).

I'm also not surprised that Labour have agreed to allow Ken Livingstone to stand as the Labour candidate for Mayor of London. It's the only way they have a chance of winning the seat and can use the victory as a 'feel-good' factor and positive PR. I would have used one of my votes for Ken if he was standing as an Independent candidate (as he did last time) but won't be voting for him or anyone else under a Labour banner for quite a long time I feel. The LibDems and The Greens will probably be getting my votes this time round. I reckon Ken will get in for a second term though. Roll on May.

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pond823  alerted me to this Political Test which I decided to do. I was also interested to see that Tony Blair is considered to be Authoritarian Right, although not as far as Bush Jnr or Thatcher. I fell in the Libertarian Left between Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama. My 'Suggested Reading List' gives me titles by George Orwell (1984), Michael Moore (Stupid White Men), and various anti-capitalism, anarchic and green titles.

An interesting start to the day, it does seem that I am 'way' more aligned with the Greens than I am any other political party.

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Cupid Test

Well, after seeing several of my friends take the Cupid Test I decided to see where I fall. If your interested in the results click here !

Any offers welcome :-)

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Germany calling...

Well this might be my last post until the weekend. I'm off to Nuremburg for the European Toy and Games Fair on Wednesday evening and won't be hitting British land again until Saturday morning.

I've only been to Essen in Germany before (again on work) which is a very industrial city. Nuremburg is apparently very beautiful although I doubt I'll get to see much of it during the day. That's the only problem with work trips. You fly in, stay a few days in a convention centre and the hotel, and then fly back again.

The trip to Vegas last year was probably my worst as I spent from Sunday afternoon until Thursday evening in the same hotel. The only daylight I saw was through the hotel window when I woke up! Admittedly Vegas hotels have no European equivalent that I've seen (8 screen cinema, 70 alley bowling rank, theatre, god knows how many restaurants, convention centre, etc) but then casinos want to keep you in one place. My first trip to Brazil was also very short. I flew in late Thursday night spent Friday/Saturday/Sunday at a convention and then flew out early Monday morning. Admittedly the partying in the evenings was very good but then that's one of the big plus points about a) Brazil and b) working in the games industry.

Anyway, if I don't get a chance to write beforehand I hope everyone has a great week and to catch up with people upon my return!
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