Daily archives: January 28, 2003

NationStates rules.

Ok. I have been playing NationStates online and I am only a new entrant, but my country, The Commonwealth of Ottotheo is remarkably like my home country. This game is worth the effort everyday as it is simple to play and allows you to model your rule on todays leaders! Just today my biggest employee group, the furniture restorers decided to go on indefinite strike until they receive a two year, 20% pay hike. Just like Tony Blair and the Fire Brigades, I just dismissed the issue outright. I will found out the consequences of my actions tomorrow. Play it now.

Will It Play In Peoria

The Independent sent a reporter to Nixon’s barometer town to see what residents thought of the war and the economy in the lead up to Dubya’s State of the Union today. Surprisingly, 90% of those questioned were against the war, a large number of them veterans.

Jack Bradley, a Korean War veteran and maverick Republican whom I find braving the frost on his daily morning walk, is even more forthright. “We’re going to go billions of dollars into debt, and to save what? A pile of sand?” he asks. “Korea was the forgotten war, and I’m afraid this war in Iraq will be a forgotten war, too. It will create a massive explosion in the Middle East and only make people more inclined to hate us. If we don’t rein in our imperialist tendencies, I think the US is on the same course as the Roman Empire.”

Calling the poodle.

Amazing. Get up this morning read the Washington Times online and there is an commentary about Mr. Blair and his potential loss of government for sticking with Mr. Bush against his own peoples wishes and European dissent. This coming from an extreme right wing US paper makes for a very interesting read.

Now according to that high-class, intelligent read the Sun, Kylie Minogue is starting up her own lingerie company. Not a bad bet for the girl voting most beautiful backside of 2002. Seeing as the resident Webmaster has a thing for War, I found an interesting article about how one of the most famous hoaxes of WWII may have been solved.

Now I have never played videogames, but pals at seanbaby have put together a list of the top 10 naughtiest video games of all time. Funny how I never ended up with any of these titles at Christmas time.

I remember back in the early 1990s America was worried about the amount of US investment by the Japanese. People were Japanese paranoid, thinking that no american would own any of their own land if things kept going. If anyone can recall, a book in 1992 was published, “Rising Sun”, which highlighted US fears regarding Japan. Hell, it was even made into a motion picture. Well, Well, Well, my how things have changed. Forbes magazine reports the Japanese interest rate fell below 0% over the weekend! Errr, how does an interest rate go into the negative? Hahahahahahahahahaha. What losers the Japanese are.