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For Freedom...
2012
unknownj
Over 1,000 arrests in San Francisco? Sure, some of them were probably breaking the law, but 1,000? Looks like anti-war protesting isn't so popular with some of the US authorities.
"Reports on Friday morning said the American flag had been raised over the key strategic site of the new port of Umm Qasr."
That doesn't exactly fill me with confidence.... The notion of flying American flags in Iraq isn't exactly one of liberation. Not bearing in mind what that flag means to most people.

The whole thing generally leaves me feeling really uneasy, but there's not a lot I can say about it that I've not said countless times before...

In happier news, today is Friday. Which means that as of right now, I only have three more hours of working before I can go home, which is nice. However, I'll not have much time for relaxing - I have to pack my frisbee stuff, then go to bed early. I leave from Oxford at 7:08 tomorrow morning, to go to the Loughborough Development Tournament. It's a tournament primarily for those people who've been playing for less than a year (i.e. me), and it looks like being good fun.

Then on Sunday, the second half of the tournament is a hat tournament. That is, the teams are formed by picking names out of a hat, so you play with people you don't know, and all the teams are approximately equal. Who knows, maybe I'll get to the final on a team or something :o)

Anyway, yeah, the weekend is looking really good :o)

And see, the thing is this. We've got at least as good a team going to this tournament (Felix, Kyle, Curry, Ben, Helena, Henry and Me) as we had at Aye-Aye, where we played quite well in some of the games (yes, we lost them all, but not by much). And there, we weren't against so many beginners. I really think we can do quite well here, against people of similar levels of experience...

Plus, my new very-very-very-dark blue hair will obviously be very helpful. I don't have my tiger boxers with me, but given that our best tournament result ever was the one time I didn't wear them (and the second best result was when I wore them for just half the tournament), perhaps it's a good omen ;o)

Regardless, fun fun fun :o)

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I asked for pictures :-/

You'll get some after the weekend - hopefully of me scoring on people, but I wouldn't count on it...

But yeah, there'll be pictures of the tournament next week sometime, I'll be in those :o)

*sulks*

I emailed you btw. Anoher sign of abject boredom :P

That doesn't exactly fill me with confidence.... The notion of flying American flags in Iraq isn't exactly one of liberation. Not bearing in mind what that flag means to most people.

Apparently they agree with you:
But a Reuters correspondent traveling with the U.S. Marines said a brief while later that Marines returned and removed the Stars and Stripes. Although there was no reason supplied for taking down the flag, the Bush administration has maintained that U.S. forces were in Iraq to "liberate," not occupy Iraq.

had enough

(Anonymous)
Why did I end up here?
I am so sick of watching this shit about Iraq and hearing about it all day.
Sick ass American trying to control damn oil .. in reality, it all comes down to one thing ... GREED.
Greed for power
Greed for money

Maybe I'm just pissed off
Peace
Kym
(NZ)



kym again

(Anonymous)
Oh and PS - the whole flying the flag shit over Umm Qasr
was a little out there ...
considering the following - the American troops reported first of all that they had the city
then I hear this morning that in fact - they were still fighting resistance there
hmmmm.... strange ... maybe its just me

Maybe I'm just pissed off
Kym

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