Devizes Melting Pot
“Protection. Conservation. Restriction. Deep ecology. Give me deep technology any day. They don't scare me. "I'm damned if I'll crawl, my children's children crawl on the earth in some kind a fuckin' harmony with the environment. Yeah, till the next ice age or the next asteroid impact." (Moh Kohn, The Star Fraction)/ "This is the fight between God and the Devil. If His Grace is with God, he must join me, if he is for the Devil he must fight me. There is no third way" King Gustavus Adolphus
- Name: Moonbootica
- Location: Devizes, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
University graduate, currently working as an Information Assistant for the NHS. Interested in politics, history, sci fi etc.
Friday, October 24, 2003
also great way to escape this crazy world.
News doing the rounds in Britain at the moment: -
Network Rail takes over track maintenance
Concorde prepared for final flight
Google goes for gold in £9bn float
Gunmen kill three Israeli soldiers
Countries pressured to give money for Iraq
UK's first woman law lord appointed
Christie's hid Nazi past of painting
Poll deals new blow to top-up fees
Mayor vows to double London charge zone
thats a wrap for now
Wednesday, October 22, 2003
Hard disk mucking up on my computer, it seems to be dieing slowly, most annoying.
Horrible cold and wet weather at the moment in Britain, need to wrap up warm, oh for sunndy skies.
Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Boring Geog again - not much we can do about that!
Top news stories doing the rounds in Britain (this is from The Guardian newspaper)
IRA move bolsters peace efforts
Co-op imposes ban on GM ingredients
GM Banned by Co Op
House prices show marked increases
Two Britains Shot Dead in Somalia
2 Britain's shot dead
The Whole Diana "conspircy" (complete nonesence if you as me, if I was conspiring to kill the Princess, I would not of chosen a busy Paris tunnel, it seems the most stupid place to stage a death.)
A self-pitying princess, her butler, and a note that revealed her greatest fear
well thats about all for now!
Tuesday, October 14, 2003
I am so tired now, I could just fall asleep
On a totally different note!
I found some great sites that educates us about the Islam religion, I also have some great blogs people should check out to find the real news out there!
Here are the courses that I have applied for: -
Swansea University - Development Studies http://www2.swan.ac.uk/courses/development/development_studies.htm
Exeter University - Islamic Studies http://www.ex.ac.uk/admin/extrel/ugp/degrees/ara_programme.shtml
Manchester University - Persian with Islamic Studies
Liverpool University - Comparative American Studies http://www.liv.ac.uk/University/study_at_liverpool/UG/T790.htm
Birmigham University - East Mediterranean History http://www.undergraduate.bham.ac.uk/programmes/east.htm
Cardiff University - Ancient and Medieval History
Monday, October 13, 2003
Newbie blogger here!
Few introductions bout myself
Political Compass - Left/Libertarian (www.politicalcompass.org)
Intrerests - current and past affairs, movies (Godfather part 2, The Wild Bunch, Once Upon a Time in the West), ballet, opera, music, tv (Buffy, Angel, M*A*S*H, West Wing, Sex and the City, Sopranos), reading, consoles, meeting new people etc.
Biography - Currently an A Level student, studying History 20th Century, Religious Stuides and Government and Politics. Also applying for Universities at the moment.
Family - mum's - Angela (job - Housewife), Father- Alan (Quanity Suveyour), 1 sister - Ruth, 1 brother - Richard.
Pets - 1 Red Burmese cat - Dieter (did hav 2, but the blue burmses Max passes away a few weeks ago)
My stance on the war: Did not support it mainly because the intentions were less than hourable not to mention being cynical of the whole operaration. Iraq was not a major threat to the west, in fact it barely registered in people's minds, so why attack it now?
America made 2 tatical mistakes in Iraq - 1) they disbanded the army, which is a real bad thing to do since you don't want unpaid, hungry, well armed men running amok and 2) Destroying whatever little infrastucture Iraq had left (even the Romans did not destroy they conqured terroity infrastrutre - these 2 mistakes have made Iraq a quagmire.
well thats just a shot introduction, will hope to post more.