January 17th, 2005

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Mr Brightside

'Mr. Brightside' by The Killers seems to be stuck as one of my favourite tracks these days. I just can't seem to stop playing it.

It cheers me up and seems somehow relevant in parts to my life.

Ho hum.

WELCOME TO THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK FOLKS!!!!

Let's see how this one pans out :p
  • Current Music
    The Killers
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(News) More on US Forces in Iran

The BBC has just started carry the story about US Forces inside Iran that I mentioned yesterday.

US Special Forces 'Inside Iran' (BBC News Online; Monday 17th January 2005)

The BBC article also says:

"He reports as well that American special forces units have been authorised to conduct covert operations in as many as 10 nations in the Middle East and South Asia."

The reports have drawn criticism from the White House who have called them 'riddled with inaccuracies'  - which doesn't do anything to ease the worries that that also means there are accuries within the report.

Time will tell but I don't think many people will be surprised that the US government are thinking this way and the reporter of the report has also uncovered other unsavory aspects of the countries activities in the Middle East before now which proved correct.  I would be surprised if the US actually launched an attack in the near future though. Mainly because the Iraq situation is in a terrible state and the US just doesn't have the manpower. On top of that Iran has a properly equipped army (unlike Iraq had after ten years of snactions), a lot more allies, and would really give the US a run for their money. The US would also have to poerform some sort of draft (and not this back-door draft that's going on at present) and that would could a hell of a lot of unrest in the States (which in turn would require more troops/police to deal with a growing situation at home).

On the other hand, maybe that's what is needed to get rid of Bush and co.

"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." (Taken from the 'Declaration of Independence') (For a full transcript check out The Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies)
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(News) Vampires in Birmingham and the LibDems Launch Campaign

A couple of quickies for you guys out there in LJ land.

First off was something I read in The Guardian earlier (Vampire Takes A Bite Out of Brum). It was even on the front cover which surprised me.

The LibDems have also laid down the groundwork for the election campaign this year. Please go and read Kennedy Names Election Battlegrounds (Guardian On-Line; Monday 17th January 2005).

Now I'm going to potter down the road and get some lunch. See ya' later!
  • Current Music
    Franz Ferdinand; Scissor Sisters; The Killers
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Weekend Away......

I've been thinking about having a weekend break. Now I have to go to Paris anyway because of my personal work and to meet up with some friends and relatives so I have not included France on the below list.

I'd also like to travel with friends as it makes things that much more exciting than wandering the streets of a foreign city alone.

So, without further ado,......

Poll #419427 Weekend Break

Where Should I Go For A Weekend Break?

Italy
3(21.4%)
Austria
0(0.0%)
Denmark
0(0.0%)
Russia
0(0.0%)
Spain
0(0.0%)
Czech Republic
2(14.3%)
Ireland
2(14.3%)
Hungary
0(0.0%)
Other (Please Leave A Comment)
7(50.0%)

Would You Come With Me?

Yes.
0(0.0%)
No.
2(15.4%)
Maybe (Depending Where)
1(7.7%)
Maybe (Depending on Money)
7(53.8%)
Other (Please Leave A Comment)
3(23.1%)
  • Current Music
    U2; Placebo
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Alexander

Hmmm..... am meeting up with Monty tonight to see 'Alexander'. Have heard many bad things about this one but haven't seen Monty for a while and with such a low expectation for the film I may actually enjoy it.

More later.....