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Musings from a bored analyst/project-manager.
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Friday, November 22, 2002
Why the hell not...

Mike needs to be famous... and fast.

Thursday, November 21, 2002
Another one for the bookmark file!

A nifty site called The Museum of Hoaxes. Go there and don't be fooled!

Wednesday, November 20, 2002
Inspections already 'Blixed'?

This article over at The Independent claims that the Iraqi's are 'staggered' by the list of demands the U.N. inspectors made concerning the locations they want to visit.
Excuse me? Shouldn't it be more staggering that the inspectors actually showed that list to the Iraqi's in the first place? I'm sure nothing at all will be found at these locations now, especially after some more 'talks' will be held after which Iraq 'reluctantly' agrees to let them be inspected.
Let's just hope the list didn't contain any of the goodies the CIA surely already knows about...

Want to practice for Iraq?

Dear general Franks,
If you need any more practice for the Iraq thing, take no risk, and practice on-line.
Greetings from Brussels!

Tuesday, November 19, 2002
Think of the Children!

Else they will have to do it themselves: - 7-year-old reports drunken baby sitter.
The thing I find most striking thing about this article is the last sentence: A passer-by at the rest stop let the 7-year-old call for help, authorities said. What? He didn't even bother calling himself? Afraid of taking the responsability? Didn't know how to dial '911' on his fancy cellphone (which seven-year-olds don't have any trouble with nowadays)?

Monday, November 18, 2002
What's up?

This morning on the radio while driving to work: heightened security at all military bases in Belgium, especially American ones, and also at NATO headquarters in Brussels. Soldiers all wearing body armour... Some people somewhere have very good reason to think something is up: I wonder what it is...
In the past few days we've already had the British nab some Arab cyanide-bomb-in-underground-plotting bad persons, and El Al security subdue a knife-wielding martyr-wannabe on a plane. Coincidence? Or connected to the recent Bin Laden I'm-not-dead-yet tape?
I hope the spooks are on this... faster please!