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

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Location: Devizes, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

University graduate, currently working as an Information Assistant for the NHS. Interested in politics, history, sci fi etc.

Monday, January 30, 2006

The PFLP is the second largest political group within the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). It is a revolutionary, Marxist-Leninist organization that advocates the creation of a democratic, secular Palestine. Formed in 1968 by Dr. George Habash and other leading members of the Arab Nationalist Movement (ANM), the PFLP has been at the forefront of the Palestinians' political and armed struggle for national liberation, the right of return and an end to the illegal Israeli military occupation of Palestine......

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Saturday, January 28, 2006

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You exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness

More Photos from Thursday Night

Friday, January 27, 2006

Friday Heidi and George Blogging

Post Birthday/End of Exam Party

Me(with the curled hair) and a couple of my friends went out for a nice meal at Pizza Express before hitting the Orange House and the local nighclub Jumpin Jacks.

A wonderful evening.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

palestine biggest mistake

finally hamas won and that is what i guessed would happen , fatteh is as an old shoe now , hamas will try to make palestine as an islamic country , the situation will be so bad next days , israel refused hamas and USA too, then who voted hamas will know he was mistake , hamas will not develop the palestin,s cities as people think , who vote hamas believe that hamas is fair , they dont know that it will make our life as hell , we will dont have our freedom on the street and they will try to force girls to wear veil ( new afghanistan in middle east) , then it will be big catastrophe, my part (pflp) is the 3rd now but i guess next 4 years it will be the 1st , in my village fatteh won, hamas is 2nd and my part was 3rd but there was not larg deffrence between them in my village , fatteh guessed it will has 1150 sign but it had just 650 sign , hamas has got 580 sign and my part 521 sign , but it was great for me because i guessed we will has just 450 sign ,
my father,s cousin is the has got 980 sign in my village so he did good ,

at the end we are waiting for the next days to see in which way hamas will kill us .


Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Elections day in my village

last night i slept about 2 hours ,i were too much tired , i woke up and went to my grandfather and grandmother to talk over with them about what they will vote because i thaught hamas men will come to them to take them to vote for hamas my grandparents are illiterate so its easy to convince them even my fathers cousin( MAHMOOD FANOON) who is the mian poltical man in my part( pflp ) and nominated himself in bethlehem ( our relatives in my village about 1200 person , hamas came to moSt of them and said that please vote hamas and vote mahmood fanoon , here they are palying by the name of the islam because they tell to illiterate people that if you dont vote hamas god will send you to hell ,

after i kissed thier hands and after i heard some admonished words becuase i dont go to them last week i asked my grandmother who visited you last night ?, she said some people from hamas and fatteh and they want us to vote to them and same the time vote for mahmood fanoon , then i get mad , i asked my grandparents what thier openion about that , my grand mother said i will vote pflp and my grand father said i will vote hamas and mahmood fanoon , i said its ok but may you tell me why you will vote for hamas , he told me that they are belive in god and all of them are praying they are the best they are fighting israel and then they will win, pflp will not win but mahmood fanoon will win here in bethlehem , and thats what we want , we want hamas to make our hands more strong and then we will creat our country and get our freedom ( i dont know what akind of freedom country he meant) , i answeared its your opinion, but be sure that if hamas win the situation will be worst and we will not take our freedom, hamas against the nigutiation with israel and hamas against women rights and the palestinian economy will be bad because the countries which help us will stop it so we will be as afghanistan or any islamic poor country , my grand mother said yeah you are true guy , my grand father said if i not vote hamas god will send me to hell you know guy i never made anything to make god angery from me and you know maybe i will die soon so i should meet god in cleaning hands , i told him as god says in quran (( you should select the true and faithful one ) not said you should select the religious one , and hamas just help hamas people so if they win they just will help hamas people but pflp as you know they are fair people they will make the situation more better than hamas , and they will dont forbid you to go to mosque ( hamas says that if pflp win they will not allow you to go to pray )

and its not true , pflp give all rights to people ,
he asked i dont know guy but maybe you are true anyhow i will do what i think .

i went to the school of the village where is the center of the elections i put pflp card and started to orginize the pflp members, 10 of them have cars to go to bring old people , 20 go to talk with people and remind them about pflp and others to carry pflp flags , i was so tired, the time passed quickly i tried to talk with the most number of the people , i get mad when i saw hamas women told old women hey becarefull you will go to hell if you dont vote hamas , then i went as mad guy to police man and said hey how the hell you stop here and there is woman from hamas try to playing by the religion ?!!he went to her and forbid her to do it ,, the day was without any problem and that what i wanted because there are 2 people nominated thier self ,one from fatteh and one from pflp

on 17-00 they closed the boxes and know they acount votes ,im too much worry about my party but im comfortable because i did my best .


Birthday Girl

Its my birthday, I am 20 years old

Up in Scotland it is Burns Night

The day I celebrate my birthday, in current affairs the Palestinians go to the polls

Surge in support for Hamas as voters prepare to reject Fatah at polls

· Today's Palestinian vote will be bitter contest
· Arafat's faction to lose out after years of corruption

I wish my friend handool all the best and wish his party the PFLP well in the poll.

Historical events on this momentous day

# 41 - After a night of negotiation, Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate.
# 1327 - Edward III becomes King of England.
# 1494 - Alfonso II becomes King of Naples.
# 1533 - Henry VIII of England secretly marries his second wife Anne Boleyn.
# 1858 - The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn becomes a popular wedding recessional after it is played on this day at the marriage of Queen Victoria's daughter, Victoria, and Friedrich of Prussia.
# 1915 - Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service.
# 1924 - The 1924 Winter Olympics open in Chamonix, France (in the French Alps), inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games.
# 1941 - Pope Pius XII elevates the Apostolic Vicariate of the Hawaiian Islands to the dignity of a diocese. It becomes the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.
# 1949 - The first Israeli election -- David Ben-Gurion becomes Prime Minister.
# 1961 - In Washington, D.C. John F. Kennedy delivers the first live presidential television news conference.
# 1971 - Charles Manson and three female "family members" are found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Tuesday Seity Blogging

State of British Politics

Brown backs PM's school reforms

This just goes to prove with Brown as PM, it will be more of the same.

British politics is at an interesting place at the moment, on issues like law and order, education and such like there is very little to tell the difference between the Tories and NuLab. Even the Lib Dems want to get into the act of 'who is tougher on crime' bandwagon. Which makes it hard for voters to have any real choice. The Iraq war is another example, we have two pro war parties which stifles real debate.

Tony Blair is determined to turn Britain into some Big Brother state where our every move is watched and monitored and the Tories will gladly support him.

Support for Lib Dems dips after resignations, poll shows

The Lib Dems' biggest problem is that, until the current scandal, no one would have recognised Mark Oaten

The Lib Dems it seems are at a crossroads and these recent scandals cannot of helped their image, it has affected their support.

They have a real chance to become an alternative to the NuLab-Tory consensus, but I fear they will chicken out and aim for the mythical centre ground.

In a way politicans like Blair bank on apathy to keep the status quo.

If you had a option on your vote sheet for 'none of the above' and the majority voted for that, then that would spell out a clear meassage that the populace is unhappy with the current situation.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Second year accomodation


First of all , im left wing palestinian guy and i would like to write about the elections in my village ,

my village is near bethlehem city in palestine , they are about 7,000 person most of them are educated , these days and before just 4 days of elections , we are talking too much about elections ,and there are three main political parties in my village ,1- FATTEH is the main political part in palestine ( which i dont like it at all ) just 30% support it in my village and thats great percentage for me because not most people like it in my village and i guess just will takes about 27% because i will change mind of 3% to pflp (my part and which i support ) pflp = Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine ,
2- HAMAS which is the main islamic part in palestine ( which i dont like at all ) about 35% will vote it in my village, its not great for me but hamas is still help poor people and creat alot of projects for them as clinics and agricultures projects so it will take huge percentage in my village but same the time not all people will vote hamas they like it because its islamic political part .

3- PFLP ( popular front for the libreation of palestine ) which i support and love from my childhood , its the main left political part in palestine , it will win here in my village but i dont think it will take huge percentage in palestine as fatteh and hamas because pflp dont have alot of money to creat projects in palestine and as it known here most of people who like it are ATHIEST people but here in my village 36% will vote it , and i hope more .

2% will vote others


PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

Friday, January 20, 2006

Friday Heidi and George Blogging

Wednesday, January 18, 2006


US confirms holding 8 women prisoners in Iraq

Ten killed in Iraq convoy attack

Official US agency paints dire picture of 'out-of-control' Iraq

· Analysis issued by USAid in reconstruction effort
· Account belies picture painted by White House

Iraq, 'out of control'? never!

What did the Neocons expect? That once they had bombed Iraq to the stone age that the country would become pacified,?

The American Military compared to the British military relies far too much on firepower, flatterining a place. This works fine on big set piece battles but is useless when you are in urban warfare. By the time you get round to bombing a city the insurgents have probaly already left.

The American army is there to make the military-industrial complex money, forget 'efficient' fighting force, its one big cash cow.

The Bush Junta can try and paint a rosy picture of Iraq but the reality it is that it is a country in chaos.

British troops may face suicide bombers in Afghan deployment

The Neocons were such in a rush to invade Iraq, they they quitely forgot about Afghanistan.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Just Heidi in action

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Monday, January 16, 2006


Pakistanis vent fury over US attack

· Musharraf under pressure after air strike kills 18
· Reports cast doubt on presence of al-Qaida target

The Pakistanis have every right to be furious.

Nothing can jusify the bombing of 18 innocent Pakistani villagers.

The Bush Junta are blundering their way round the world causing much death, with little or no clue who they are targeting, their cheerleaders lap up every innocent death as a victory for the 'war on terra', totally pathetic.

US, EU up pressure for action on Iran

Saudis warn Iran on nuke 'disaster'

Prince Saud spoke for many in the Arab world when he cautioned of the dangers of a regional arms race. "We are urging Iran to accept the position that we have taken to make the Gulf, as part of the Middle East, nuclear free and free of weapons of mass destruction," he said.

'Nuclear free' is codeword for 'bomb Iran'

Friday, January 13, 2006

Friday George and Heidi Blogging

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Book Review - Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia by Orlando Figes

A excellent cultural history of Russia.

Stars with the regin of Peter the Great and the founding of St Petersburg and ends with the Breznev era.

It explains why Russian culture has been so important and how its influences are still felt today.
The book also helps you understand composers like Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov etc. explains why they wrote certain pieces, their relationship with Russia and the West and their love for their homeland.

It also details writers such as Tolstoy, Puskin, Chekhov etc. why they wrote their books and how it links to Russia.

A well written book that is easy to read and keeps you gripped till the very end.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Extra Friday Cat Blogging

Elaine (The burmese breeder who we got Heidi from)

Friday Heidi and George Blogging

Thursday, January 05, 2006


Kennedy calls snap election after admitting drink problem

The 'Modernisation' of the Lib Dems: Corporatism with a Human Face and Blarism Redux

Its mad the way the Lib Dems attack Charles Kennedy, when it is quite clear he is popular with the people, he has a natural empathy and he was against the war and because he is not seen as part of the 'Whitehall bureaucratic carrerist' circle, he is shown to be mortal.

They also want to grab the mythical centre ground as well, so yet another reason to get rid of a popular leader like Charles Kennedy.

Since the Lib Dems have increased in size and gained a bit more influence, this has increased the egos of certain memebers of the party who want the top spot because they are power crazed, Charles Kennedy stands in the way of their inflated ambitions.

The Liberal Democrats had to chance to become a real alternative to New Labour, instead they want to become them.

I am very disappointed with the party as a whole.

Review of the BBC/HBO's Production of Rome


First episode I saw, I thought the show was very camp, more Up Pompeii than I Claudius but my American friends assured me that it would pick up from the third episode onwards, and it did. Once I saw it as a soap in the style of Eastenders, it made for much more enjoyable viewing.

What I Liked

The Rome scenery - gave it an 'authentic' feel and the use of colour was good, what people tend to forget is Roman (and Greek) temples were brightly coloured as were togas, we are used to the pure white marble and sun bleached ruins which give an idea of a colourless world when it is very far from the truth. Nice use of the graffiti as well, Archaeologists have found much of it preserved at Pompeii.


I thought the actots did a great job, the dialogue was sometimes wince inducing and stilted but nothing is perfect.

Historically much creative licence was used, which I accept because it is TV, its not like they were doing a documentary.

The Late Roman Republic was full of drama and larger than life characters, no wonder it made for enjoyable TV viewing and if this gets people interested in Ancient Roman history then so much the better.

Sexiest Man on the Show

James Purefoy as Marc-Athony

Monday, January 02, 2006

Energy Crisis

Russia turns off supplies to Ukraine in payment row, and EU feels the chill

· Germany and Hungary feel first knock-on effects
· Kremlin says Kiev must pay fuel's market price

US, Europe uneasy at Ukraine gas row

Ukraine 'stealing Europe's gas'

The ongoing Ukraine-Russia gas row has got me thinking about the future and what will happent to Britain.

Thats why in my opinion Britain should be self sufficient in as many energy sources as possible which means we should have several sources of power like solar, nuclear, wind etc. so if one conks out we won't be in trouble but this would be far too sensible for the current government and the powerful fossil fuel lobbies would not like it either because it would means less profits.

This Ukraine gas crisis is a portent of whats to come I fear.
"We are living in an interminable succession of absurdities imposed by the myopic logic of short-term thinking."--Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Sunday, January 01, 2006

New Year George and Heidi Blogging

New Years Photos