Dec
24
2003
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The Insider

I am currently watching this film and it makes me ponder on the nature of justice. It seems like there is no justice without sacrifice, much more nowadays where we have wrapped a huge web of law around everything. I hear about judges being publicly accused of corruption and I tremble. I have never been in front of a court, judge or anything of that ilk. I wish I don’t have to.

I am exactly like the man in the film. I do not and will not accept being wronged. Injustice turns my guts but you could say that’s all subjective. People getting away with murder (literally) turn my stomach. But at which point do you stop and consider the effects of demanding justice? The man in the film effectively destroyed his family and risks going to prison to expose a cigarette company using known carcinogenic chemicals to make their product more addictive.

I was reading a brief description of ancient Greek philosopher Socrates and his student Plato. Whichever way you cut it, justice is in every man or there is no objective truth (i.e. no objective justice, if any at all), it does not bode well for modern times. Looking at the misuse of the DMCA in the US and the data protection act here in the UK I get even more alarmed. They are surely going to curtail the powers of the data protection act because some government agency screwed up and didn’t keep the data on a child killer (Soham trial) recently sentenced to life (I think it was life).

Anyway, things to ponder. Back to the film.

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Dec
24
2003
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Saddam wins again

I am sure that by now you have all seen Saddam’s arrest video. You know, the one where he is shown being examined by a doctor? It is reminiscent of the pictures the Iraqi regime showed earlier in the year when some American soldiers were arrested. Humiliation was the objective both then and now. So before we all celebrate let us consider how a man stuck in a frigging hole in the ground can cause a problem. And let us reflect on how things have really changed since Saddam’s arrrest: not at all.

So.. congratulations everyone. You just ridiculed a man who, having lived in a frigging hole in the ground for god knows how long, has already lost most of his dignity. Whatever crimes this man has committed, we should consider his human rights AND show him some respect in captivity. He won again because history will tell of how he was shown like a sheep, unshaven and then shaven and like an infirm old man demonised by the “allied” military administrations.

Just look at him:
former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein moments after his capture by US forces in a farm house outside Tikrit

He reminds me of my grandfather when he was dying of cancer: A man whose worst pain was that he was no longer what he used to be. How much did Saddam lose? One minute he was top of the world, manipulating the ‘allied’ leaders in all matters and in the end he brought all this down on himself. He misjudged the arrogance of the “allies”.

News item here

In a direct message to Saddam, President George Bush said: “Good riddance. The world is a better place without you.”

“It’s interesting that when the heat got on you dug yourself a hole and crawled into it.”

However, Bush himself has left doubt as to whether he actually served when his country asked him to. Check this out.

Americans, maybe you should have been satisfied with his total defeat and foregone his public humiliation. After all, you decried the tactic when it was done to your own people. Let us all hope Iraq really becomes an independent state and keep our ideas of the perfect country to ourselves.

Now, flame on. I’ve got my heat shield on.

–G

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Dec
23
2003
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SUV – Stupid Useless Vehicles

HAH! Ph33r my wrath SUV drivers. FU-H2. Why the hell do we all need a 4×4 all terrain vehicle? Who the HELL needs a jeep to go from suburb A to suburb B?

Some guys have them at work and you know what? They slid around the place like all other cars when it snowed. Har har. *Hatred* Nyah nyah!

–G

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Dec
23
2003
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I am Robot… uhm.. Water

Hah. My sadistic side is out. You will now suffer a stupid ‘what kind of …. are you’ quiz result.

Water
You are water. You’re not really organic; you’re
neither acidic nor basic, yet you’re an acid
and a base at the same time. You’re strong
willed and opinionated, but relaxed and ready
to flow. So while you often seem worthless,
without you, everything would just not work.
People should definitely drink more of you
every day.

Which Biological Molecule Are You?
brought to you by Quizilla

Ahh yes… I am.. liquid… I am acidic… I am basic… Be mesmerised….. wooooo…..

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Dec
23
2003
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Beware of Greeks bearing gifts

I came across this on my way to.. uhm.. nowhere as usual: there actually is something good people say about Greeks. How nice. After all that ‘taking photos gets you arrested’ and November 17th terrorists business, it’s good to hear something positive. By the way, November 17th is now officially defunct as they were almost all arrested. Hah.

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Dec
23
2003
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Weird science

Ok, so we have all heard the expressions ‘afraid of his own shadow’, or ‘shadowy character’ but this gives the whole thing a new meaning: Shadows are hardwired into our brains. Apparently they are an extension to our idea of ourselves. It says in there that some people don’t like others stepping on their shadows.

What? You expected some interesting turn of phrase on my part? Bleh… too tired. Go read.

🙂

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Dec
23
2003
0

Jokes

Funny things to look at here.

Not a bad way to kill some hours.

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