Saturday, March 1, 2003
Back in the US
I have returned home. It's good to be back.
Now that I have internet access in my room, I will be posting more frequently. While I was in Germany, I had to post from work, which meant that I had to be in uniform, and any posts had be made before I went home. (There was no chance of me putting on my uniform and walking to work just because I had an idea for a post.) Now, I can hop up out of bed in my underwear, log on, and post whenever the urge strikes me.
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Tuesday, February 25, 2003
Another AP wire story, with a non-sequitur:
ROMEAnti-war militants took advantage of a national train strike in Italy to pause to map out strategy Sunday, after back-to-back days of trying to block trains transporting U.S. military equipment.
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Sunday, February 23, 2003
Iranian support for war
Today's Los Angeles Times has an interesting article about what the average Iranian-in-the-street thinks about war with Iraq. Unlike Iranian leaders, who manage to condemn both the US and Iraq in their pronouncements on the situtation, many Iranians, especially the younger generation, support US action to remove Saddam Hussein from power.
Some Iranians, particularly the young, say they would actually welcome a U.S. presence in Iraq because it would increase pressure on both their country's conservative Islamic regime and the fractured reformers who oppose it. The regime's efforts to portray the U.S. as the "Great Satan" have failed to sway young people, who are a clear majority of Iranians. About 70% of the country's 70 million people are younger than 30.
Young people in particular associate the U.S. with the opportunities and freedoms that Iran, with its sluggish economy and stern moral code, lacks. They believe that better relations with the U.S. would revitalize Iranian life and help the country shed its pariah status.
According to a poll conducted in September, 75% of Iranians support dialogue with the U.S., and some believe that a long-term U.S. military presence next door could accelerate the process of change in Iran.
Too bad these people don't actually run their country.
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Another Quiz (take 2)
This one, via Page, is WAYYYY off base:
How Republican Are You?
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I demand a recount. (Oh, wait, I sound like Algore now. Eeeeew.)
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Via Dodd Harris, I have discovered this:
what number are you?
I am an imaginary number
I don't really exist
this quiz by orsa
This might explain the recent lack of posts, as Movable Type usually requires someone to type for the entries to appear. (grin)
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