January 12th, 2005

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(News) Venezula/Colombia Row Deepens, US Gives up on WMD Search, Busted

Venezuela and Colombia's war of words is escalating with the Venezuelan President, Huge Chavez, promising serious consequences if it's found that Colombian security forces were responsible for the kidnapping of a FARC leader, Rodrigo Granda, within Venezula's borders. Colombia has now said that bounty hunters were used after denying claims for the last few weeks. Colombia Paid To Abduct Top Rebel (BBC News Online; Wednesday 12th January 2005)

I wonder how many millions of dollars were wasted on this one? Let alone to mention the destabilizing of a region, hundreds of thousands of civilian lives and casualties, and thousands of combatants lives? All for something that many people claimed never existed in the frist place and that the governments involved have since claimed were based on old and unreliable information. The spin behind all of this has cost the worlds stability and countless people there lives. How will we respond? Well America has already re-elected the main man responsible and no doubt the UK will follow suit later this year and re-elect our own murdering bastard. I sincerely hope both men, and their advisors, one day wake up with the full force of reality of their deeds on their conscience. I also truly hope that Britain brings Blair down this year but I think that's too much to ask for a lethargic and brainwashed population. US Gives Up Search For Iraq WMD (BBC News OnLine; Wednesday 12th January 2005)

Er, sorry, but Busted are not considered credible by any way or means....
"The trio are seen as an alternative to more manufactured artists who are not considered credible musicians because they do not write their own songs or play their own instruments."
Pop Band Busted to "Take A Break" (BBC News OnLine; Wednesday 12th January 2005)

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Long Meetings, Brazilian Friends and Next Week

I had a well earned day off today. "So what exciting thing did you do" I hear you ask!

Well, my dear friends, I had a seven-and-a-half-hour meeting down in deepest, darkest Surrey. SEVEN AND A HALF HOURS!!!! and only two of them spent in the pub. It was a very nice pub though and had some really great food.

To be honest the meeting was very good and it didn't seem as long as it was. It also needed to be had and as it was not Leisure Games related it also had to be had on my day off. I tend to end up taking holidays, weekends or days off for my meetings (I'm even heading over to Paris for one in the near future too :).

I can't say too much about it at present but I expect to be able to talk about it fully in the near future. A number of other very positive ideas and possibilities also came from the meeting which could make for an even more interesting, and busy, future for Angus and Cubicle 7. We'll see. Fingers-crossed.

In other news I had a phonecall from Nicole (Brazilian friend now living in London) to let me know that Binha (another Brazilian friend) is moving here next month!!! Yay!!! One day all my Brazilian friends will be near me and I won't have to emigrate over to Brazil!!!! Hmm, on second thoughts I quite like the idea of moving to Brazil so perhaps I'll have to persuade some to stay behind.... Anyway, it'll be great to see her again and have her actually living here. Looking forward to seeing more of both her and Nicole in the coming months.

Next week is already getting incredibly busy so for those of you that mentioned about possibly meeting up please get in touch asap so I can sort dates out. Don't know what's happened to my social calendar but after spending every evening in recently (admittedly some in the very good company of the old Southern Comfort) I seem to be in demand again. Which is a nice feeling :)
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