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Saturday, July 16, 2005



BBC

Earlier, Tony Blair said it was time to stand up to the "evil ideology" behind the London bombings and other attacks.

He said such violence was not a response to any particular policy or injustice, but was a "fanaticism" that had to be confronted.

The prime minister told Labour party members it would be a "misunderstanding of a catastrophic order" to think extremists would act differently if the developed world changed its behaviour.

I find it amazing that the western powers are unable to verbally admit that their actions in Iraq, and for the last how many decades, have anything in connnection to the attacks on western soil. To deny that previous actions and/or policies have a direct influence on how a generation of disadvantaged, undereducated men grow up to see the world is sheer lunacy.

Thankfully Blair isn't speaking for everyone...

But some Labour left-wingers saw a link between the Iraq war and the attacks.

John McDonnell, Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington, said it was "intellectually unsustainable" to say the war in Iraq had not motivated the bombers.

"For as long as Britain remains in occupation of Iraq the terrorist recruiters will have the argument they seek to attract more susceptible young recruits. Britain must withdraw now."

Labour ex-minister Clare Short, who resigned over the Iraq war, told GMTV's Sunday programme she "had no doubt" the atrocities were linked to Iraq.

"We are implicit in the slaughter of large numbers of civilians in Iraq and supporting a Middle East policy that for the Palestinians creates this sense of double standards - that feeds anger," she said.

Thank you. It's about damn time someone in some position of power realizes that what goes around eventually comes around.

In the meantime, while London was still staggered and recovering from the attacks, and while the media still offered 30-second sound clip "expert" opinions on what had happened, shit was still hitting one of numerous fans in Iraq....

Yahoo News

An insurgent suicide bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body Saturday, triggering a huge explosion at a gas station near a mosque south of Baghdad and killing at least 54 people. The attack capped a string of three major bombings over the past four days that killed at least 120.

A drop in a bucket of water that barely causes ripples over here anymore.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005



An explanation, not that I owe anybody one....

So I went to my job on Monday and promptly spent the entire day pulling rusty parts off of an old propane tanker truck. In the sun.

So I quit at the end of the day. Im not hurting at all for money now, on account of my last paycheque from the skool, so I decided that my time would be better spent trying to find something that I didn't end up hating by the first coffee break. Not something I am particularily proud of, but I didn't go to school for so freaking long to be doing a job that reminded me of the summers I spent changing tires for a living. Plus I have no mechanical aptitude, so sooner or later thet jig was going to be up.

So now it is back to the resume/cover letter life, which is annoyingly stressful. I am going to be going pretty hard at it, so the blog will be on hiatus for a week or two. We'll see how (and where) things go from here, but I will be a lot more exacting when outlining potential jobs.

Megan is the best person in the world. You have no idea.

All right, have a good week.

A sovereign thought, delivered to your door at 9:24 AM ~~ 10 bonsai trees

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005



The blog will be on hiatus for the next little while. Take it easy.

A sovereign thought, delivered to your door at 7:30 PM ~~ 0 bonsai trees

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Monday, July 11, 2005



Looooong day today. Got the truck= yay. Job= not so yay. More tomorrow.

A sovereign thought, delivered to your door at 9:50 PM ~~ 2 bonsai trees

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Sunday, July 10, 2005



Jeff's Upcoming Show

To those of you who can make it. X that includes you, reschedule your damn shoulder-shaving appointment.

- Friday, July 22
- The show is at the Victory Lounge, which is in the basement of the Starlite Room (which is the old Rev downtown).
- 10030-102 street.
- He'll be on around 9 -doors at 8. Get there by 830pm or so just to be safe.
If you want to check out some of his tunes, click here. Don't bother
visiting his website because he never updates it and when
he does it sucks ass anyway.

If anything changes, check your #1 website for info.
That's this website, by the way. Jerks.



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I'm too tired to deal with the news today. Although I did see that over 20 Iraqis died in a suicide bombing while they were waiting outside a police/security recruitment centre. But that is hardly headline news anymore.

All about me...

1. Start the new job tomorrow. I am working at a company and will (eventually, after training) be responsible for the inspection and certification of various types of tanks (tanker trucks to little fertilizer tanks and everything in between). Yes, I have no idea what I am doing, but that is why they hook me up with some training, I suppose. It seems like a good company, decent pay, good benefits, and it is only 3km from my house. So I'm thinking it might be ok, but only time will tell. At the very least it will allow me an income instead of living off my savings. So we'll see.

2. Tomorrow after work, and after I come home and walk poochy, I am going to pick up my new vehicle. I acquired a 2005 Ford Ranger truck, after so many years of praying the Blazer would start in the morning. So I'm kinda pumped about that. It's nothing special, actually it is pretty much the base model, but I don't need much, so it'll be good. I'll post some pictures this week if I can find the time inbetween the massive "honey-do" list that Megan has waiting for me.

That's it for now.

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