Saturday, June 28, 2003

This is what I would call incomplete news.

Lycos ran a story about another soldier dying in Iraq and the Army coldly calling the attack that killed that soldier "militarily insignificant". I was only called attention to that story because of a somewhat irrelevant, but probably more important photo that ran with the story, which shows an Iraqi holding up a clean water barrel that was traded for a barrel looted from the Tuwaitha nuclear facility emptied of uranium peroxide "yellow cake". (It was the intoductory photo that came up on the homepage. Let's just say it was an attention grabber.) That trade was made by Greenpeace, who's offer for the contaminated barrels was more sensible than the Army's $3/barrel offer. (The going rate for barrels is about $7, which is a pretty significant chunk of change if you only make $20/month.) No mention of what happened to the barrels afterwards. I did assume that Greenpeace would simply give them to the Army, and according to Greenpeace, that's the intention. Further perusal of Greenpeace's Iraq blog tells of the Army and Greenpeace working together to take away yellow cake barrels (at Greenpeace's initiative) from villages that grabbed them.

Thursday, June 26, 2003

As if anyone cared, I just got back from vacation yesterday. Just so happens I got myself married a week and a half ago, and I took some time off afterwards. The road trip included a stop in New York, Philadelphia (the old original home), and Niagara Falls. I also gave her the experience of crossing the border into Canada and spending a day there. Now it's time to get back to work and play, which includes reading other blogs making fun of the Savage Weiner.

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