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, August 31, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Miss Heidi looking fablous as ever
George with his favourite toy
George enjoying the sunshine
Heidi and George making the most of the sun
Then they started fighting over it:
George with Heidi in a paw grip
Heidi strikes back
A Mexican standoff
Thursday, August 23, 2007
My sister recently went on holiday to Switzerland and took a few shots of one of the local cats in Wengen, where she was staying
Labels: Swiss Cat Blogging
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Le Corsaire (Kirov Ballet, 1989)
Labels: Le Corsaire
Came out correct I think
Economic Left/Right: -5.62
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -7.95
Labels: Political Compass Test
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Iraq rescuers sift through rubble after suicide blasts that killed 200
Rescuers were today digging through the muddy ruins of clay houses in north-west Iraq where suicide bombers last night detonated fuel tankers rigged with explosives, killing at least 200 members of a minority sect.All the 'surge' has done is pushed the violence out of Baghdad and into the provinces, easier targets for the insurgents, in this case the Yezidi.
The incident near the Syrian border was one of the deadliest since the US-led invasion of the country in 2003.
More than 300 people were injured, said Dakhil Qassim, the mayor of the nearby town of Sinjar, when the fuel tankers blew up in the remote villages of Kahtaniya, al-Jazeera and Tal Uzair. Officials today imposed a curfew on the area.
The villages are about 75 miles west of the city of Mosul, a stronghold of Sunni Islamic militants. The attacks targeted people from the Yezidi religious minority, whom Sunni extremists regard as infidels.
There is no success in Iraq and those who delude themseleves that everything is going swimmingly should be ashamed.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
On Vulgar Libertarians - Their logic is all askew they think 'if the state is abolished, then IBM will still be IBM'
They don't understand that companies like IBM are very much a product of the state capitalist system and would wither without it or at least run into major trouble.
I get a pre 1914 vibe these days, observing the news.
With conflicts in Somaila, the Darfur region, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Northern part of Pakistan and of course the hovering above that Iran getting nuked, what if they were to all eventually link up? Its like the final long Edwardian summer, and its all going to end in tears. Question is what will emerge afterwards?
Labels: Sunday Musings
Friday, August 10, 2007
Duet ("La ci darem la mano") and aria ("Ah! fuggi il traditor!") from Mozart's Don Giovanni
performed by Rodney Gilfry (Don Giovanni), Liliana Nikiteanu (Zerlina) and Cecilia Bartoli (Donna Elvira).
(Zürich 2001, lead by Nicolaus Harnoncourt, staged by Jürgen Flimm)
*puts on tinfoil hat*
I get a definite 1914 vibe from the Middle East and at my most pessimistic I think Iran is going to be bombed, with disastrous consequences for the rest of the Gulf region.
I only get this feeling because they are insane enough to do it, Neocons have been gagging for this and have already started doing what they did with Iraq, building up, giving it serious thought.
I mean everyone knew it was a stupid idea to invade Iraq but they went ahead anyway.
*takes off tinfoil hat*
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
You know Iran really shouldn't be bombed.
There is already an undercurrent from its youth for reform and change, chafing against the religious conformity, Iran is a very young country with most of its population under the age of 25, eventually the old guys at the top are going to die off.
Everyone forgets Iran had elections, so alright the clerics choose to ignore them but still why is it condemned when Saudi is even more despotic or Egypt which is just as repressive, and yet they are regarded as moderate.
If it was bombed, all it would do is strengthen the claims of the nutcases in the Iranian government.
I think its quite appalling that bombing Iran is even being discussed in the media by the very same people who advocated invading Iraq, which has proven a huge failure, just this week the US has managed to lose 190,000 weapons, why are they still considered credible experts?
Friday, August 03, 2007
My sister is very much a horse person, has been since she was little, and today she booked riding lessons at Pewsey Vale Riding School and I came along to try out my camera with action shots.
My sister at the Pewsey Vale Riding School