Sunday, September 11, 2005

Checking the Yahoo world news

New old news from North Ireland.

Economic issues seem likely to lead to a conservative change in Germany's government. Good or bad, who can say, but I have misgivings...

Iran rejects threats from the U.S. and Europe regarding its nuclear program. I don't think the U.S. has the moral high ground it thinks it does in this case.

Sept. 11 in Chile.

There's a hunger strike going on at Guantanamo Bay. I'm finding it difficult to get any hard facts on what's going on. The military is force feeding approximately a dozen inmates who haven't eaten in over a month.

Mubarak Re-Elected
, U.S. congratulatory. We only topple tyrants who talk shit about us.

Not everything is bad news, I'm sure. There are accusations of forced sterilizations in China, and new anti-terror laws in Australia have some worried that country is going down the road of a police state. On the other hand, Japan's rather awesome looking Prime Minister was reelected. I'm not sure what that means.


Saturday, September 10, 2005

And then some things happened

I'm only really posting to bring you this photo slideshow depicting the hurricane and its aftermath in New Orleans. I think it's worth looking through, as this fellow got some excellent shots.

I keep promising I'll get on here and rant about politics or world news or how I'm coming to the conclusion that the human race is going to self-destruct, but, you know, who has time for that?

Take it easy.