Friday, May 28, 2004

Did you know Yvonne Keeley, sister of worldfamous Patricia Paay who is married to Adam Curry, once was involved with Steve Harley?
You know, as in "Ccokney Rebel feat.....".
Incredible isn't it? Not as incredible as the release of Mordechai Vanunu who was sentenced to prison for telling the world through Britsh reporter for the Sunday Times Peter Hounam that Israel
has weapons of mass destruction. In this case the atombomb. The Israelian government still won't admit they have an arsenal of nucleair weaponry. I wonder why?

I'm guessing a lot of people are wondering why Andy Kaufman chose to "resurrect" exactly twenty years after he apparently staged his own death. Is this another of his pranks or is this soem stunt from the actor who played Kaufman in 1999, Jim Carrey? Time will tell.
Or will Andy?

Still couldn't do a lot the past week due to my bad knee but believe me if I tell you I've been looked after well by my son, my mom and a bunch of friendly female neighbours...;-)

Monday, May 24, 2004

According to this story

the iraqy people have good reason to be mad at the people occupying their land. According to the American military all eyewitnesses are lying and the video-footage of the party is fake.
Tell that to the 25 dead women and children that got killed at the weddingparty.
Why are they being so thickheaded?
Do they honestly believe themselves if no one else is?
Yankees go home!
Just don't vote for the Bush-family anymore and perhaps things will change for the better...Okay?

Because I was ordered to stay home I did a few things in and around the house. You know: put up a few shelves'n stuff.
Ferdinand has been a great help and so has my mom. My daughter Eva
came to see me on regular intervals and lots of friendly female neighbours helped me out with the odd shopping and other things that keep a household going.

Saturday, May 15, 2004

The coalition forces will leave Iraq should the interim-government
so wish. Hah! There ìs no interim-government nor is it likely there ever will be. Should there ever be one, it will be installed by the American forces with a personal friend of the Bush family leading the new gang. Fingers up: who thinks this so called "government" will ask the "peacekeepers" ever to leave?

While Nick Berg's loved ones still mourn a Dutch soldier is being buried today after he got killed in the Iraqi conflict. He gets all the honours for having died "in the line of duty". Now I wonder: if a window cleaner falls off his ladder and dies will he receive the same treatment. If not: why not?

My son and I had a pretty good week: he went to the zoo with his class, played an afternoon in the park with his best friend, received more compliments from his karate-teacher. And me? I got to hold Emily, new born daughter of my colleague Jennifer who is still on pregnancy leave. Speaking of leave: I have no choice but to be on sickleave since I work on the third floor of a building that has no elevator. Apparently something went wrong during last Pencak Silat class with my left leg which had already been playing up for weeks but now it looks a bit more serious: apparently a cross tie
is severed and I need to rest the leg "for a couple of weeks".
Fat chance! Highly annoying, that is...
However it does give me the chance to catch up on my studie and reading. Still about 35 books on the shelves I haven't read yet...

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Nicholas "Nick" Berg from Philadelphia has been decaptivated. What does it take before American forces are withdrawn? Until a poll shows it's more rewarding for the Bush family? Until most Americans think it's a good idea to occupy Iraq the troops will stay. Simply because "most Americans" stands for "most voters"...

The beheaded American volunteer "lived for adventure". And he died for it too. Between the lines you can read that Berg was an electronics expert and as such was stationed in Iraq to help America win the "conflict", once known as "war" but under the Bush administration Newspeak has taken on a new form. "Mercenary's" are now called "volunteers" or "contractors". Fact is that they get hired to kill people and occassionaly they themselves get killed.
However awful it may be for their loved ones it comes with the job.

The price the occupying forces pay for what happened in the Abu Ghraib prison is high. For some odd reason people don't like it when you torture their mates.

Suppose the situation was reversed and the number one export product in the world was not oil but stupidity; Tony Blair would invade the US, hunt down and arrest George Junior because he's making such a mess of it. A lot of people would be cheering in the streets. Especially those who got unemployed because of his policy or can't afford to buy their mom the medicine she needs because of his policy or can't go to college because it's become too expensive because of his policy or think it's stupid to be wanting to spent bilions on a Mars trip while even in America self people are dying of starvation.
Suppose the British troops then stay "to help steady the explosive situation." Everytime they think they spot a "terrorist" (ie someone who still supports George Junior) they blow him up, including a dozen innocent bystanders because the "terrorist" happens to be in a marketplace on a saturday-afternoon. Every once in a while they will blow up a school "because it could be a training camp for future terrrorists."
Would those troops still be welcome?
What do you think honest American citizens have to say about that situation?

Had a bit of a rough week: the all favoured "blue screen of death" appeared om my monitor (that explains why I haven't written last friday) and next to my regular job I acted in a Diesel Jeans promotional video for which recordings took place in the middle of the night. I also learned I got turned down for a very promising extra job (meaning extra money!) so it hasn't been that great a week.
Fortunately there was time for fun and laughter. Like Mothers day for which my son had prepared no less than three gifts:
One for his gran: my mom who raised him as her own for over two years, one for his biological mom: neighbour Johanna and one for the woman who acted as his mom for about four years: neighbour Miriam who also happens to be Eva's en Dayna's mother.