.....readable bits.....

.....this is where the April bits fell....


Internal states

24th April 2003

[Hitler] once referred to his time in Landsberg Prison as his "university paid for by the state."

20th April 2003

From Henry Miller's The Air Conditioned Nightmare:

I had to travel about ten thousand miles before receiving the inspiration to write a single line about America.

Say it twice: Winning is not the measure of morality.

19th April 2003

Feeling, it turns out, is not the enemy of reason, but, as Spinoza saw it, an indispensable accomplice.

Critics called this [intelligent design theory] "stealth creationism" - religious dogma masquerading as science.

14th April 2003

As I listened from a beach-chair in the shade

11th April 2003

Mokita:  New Guinea noun. The truth that everyone knows but no one admits.

The sunlight on the garden
Hardens and grows cold,
We cannot cage the minute
Within its nets of gold,
When all is told
We cannot beg for pardon.

5th April 2003

Hearts, minds and bodybags

Britain's poet laureate pens war lament

1st April 2003

Children are not born with the power to think critically.....most individuals never learn it.


External states

20th April 2003

"This is our American liberation!" spat Ms. Khedairy, 70, as she waded through the half-burned books of her second-story library. "I never thought you would do it. I went to the American School. I believed in your moral values. And every night you bombed. Every night, I ran through the streets, an old woman in my nightgown. Look at my library!"

There was a time when the Arabs said that their books were written in Cairo, printed in Beirut and read in Baghdad.

19th April 2003

"The conflict in Israel and the Palestinian territories remains one of the world's most dangerous assignments for journalists."

"...Israel all of Israel, even the bits currently underneath the Palestinians must belong to the Israelis before Jesus can return."

14th April 2003

Hunter S. Thompson:

...the public soul of this country has changed forever, and professional sports is only a serenade for the death of the American dream.

12th April 2003

Baghdad....between the wars

Perle said resentment over France's opposition to the war ran so deep in the United States that he doubted there could ever be a basis for constructive relations between the two governments.

The photographs tell the story...

8th April 2003

Robert Fisk:

...perhaps I should warn those of what the BBC once called a nervous disposition to go no further. But if they want to know what America and Britain are doing to the innocent of Baghdad, they should read on.

"...preventing Ronald McDonald from taking bullets intended for Uncle Sam often means using marketing tricks that would never play in Peoria."

5th April 2003

Farmers plunder wealth of regime's remains

1st April 2003

US press turns on Arnett