Monday, 21 February 2011

North Africa and the Middle East: Signs of things to come?

With the recent uprisings throughout North Africa and the Middle East it makes me wonder, is this the next Swine Flu, in that, is this the next epidemic? In a sense it does seem so; it certainly appears to me that this rapid movement of unrest has been timed perfectly, much like a pyrotechnics expert would do when ringing in the new year. When looking at how quickly the uprisings have escalated from country to country and now China in a spot of bother too, the conspiracy theorist in me feels that this could be a CIA operation intended to weaken the aforementioned regions. If they are destabilised then new, perhaps more favourable, dictators...err I mean democratically elected leaders could step up to the plate so to speak. Is this some kind of attempt by the elite to reduce sovereign states to mere local councils within a regional government containing it's own leaders, laws, police force and military? I know this seems to be a bit NWOish. In one sense however, this is not something new, though, in a way it is too; seeing as it is happening in such a concerted manner. Who's next? The USA, Great Britain or perhaps some European states? Is this a sign of things to come?

My bet would be on a country in Europe, if not more than one! Why? Because of the fledgling EU. If there was some kind of "dark force" at play, then they would be wanting a one world government and so regional governments containing once sovereign nations would be the first step before merging all regional governments into one; one world government. Okay so where's the tinfoil hat you say. I lost mine but all jokes aside, it does feel like the dawning of a new geopolitical age is upon us.

Today as I was reading an article on Bahrain and saw that the government has employed foreign mercenaries to act as a insitu security force. I have been a subscriber to what Alex Jones and many other Conspiracy Theorists have had to say for nearly a decade now and perhaps only about six months ago I began to treat the content as mere fiction; perhaps a new genre of fiction. However some of the topics these conspiracy types have mentioned, nearly a decade ago seems closer than it did before. One of the things Alex Jones talks about is martial law in the US and I as I said, back when he was discussing this it seemed unlikely to me. There was talk of foreign mercenaries and armies being trained on US soil; essentially, military contractors much like our all-time favourites, "Blackwater", who of course changed their name to "Xe" due to the bad rap they were garnering in Iraq. No idea how THAT came about. Now we see in Bahrain, that while the Bahrainians have to live in squalor, the imported security forces have it quite good, so why would they be on the side of the people when their employer has given them everything they need?

The rows of neat, government-subsidised, white homes accommodating the security forces, all flying a Bahraini flag from the rooftop, are largely no-go zones for citizens.

The areas have their own supermarkets and guard force, and a distinctly different feel.

"They are not from here, and it shows," activist Ali Hussein said at the Pearl roundabout. "They know nothing about Bahraini traditions. They are imported into the country        to protect the regime and given citizenship and rights that we could never get."

"They are Indians, Jordanians, Syrians and Yemenis," Khadija Haidar, a Bahraini mother, said. "They are loyal to the regime that pays them salaries, gives them a house  and a pension and says: 'You have a job for life.'

Quoted from the same article above.

It's funny, you know; I once believed in these theories, then I stopped and now...well now, I'm not so sure. If we see this happen in a larger Western democracy then what next? Is that the time to pack up and leave? I mean if this were to take place in the USA who is to say it couldn't happen anywhere? Not saying it will and I'm certainly not suggesting the conspiracy theorists are correct. What I am saying is, wow, they seem a lot closer to the truth than I had previously given them credit for.

I would love some feedback on this. While I'm not a conspiracy nut, I also don't necessarily trust the government. This whole scenario makes me wonder if some larger force is at play, attempting to destabilise the Middle East and North African regions so as to strengthen the likelihood of a regional government. Sounds a bit like 1984, I know! While it might all be a big nothing and simply a lot of events taking place, all purely coincidental and no real serious hidden threat, it does feel like something is a brewing.

Maybe in time, instead of having nation states at war, we will see these regions fighting one-another. So then what? Will the UN once and for all suggest that they run things now? You know...we can't have all this war! Then what do we have? We have a one world government and what used to be economic regions would be like states and what used to be sovereign nation states will become more like local counties or councils.

Okay so this is a far strech but simply think about it; try to look ahead and definitely post your comments below.

And as always...

You win! I ROCK!
Good night Seattle.

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Saturday, 19 February 2011

The New Place!

Well as you would know by now, I am in my new place; it's a big house and has a pool!

These pics are while sitting back on the balcony overlooking the pool with a beer...go figure :)


This next pic is a bit better in that you can see more of the pool. By the way, we tried cleaning the pool today, after a few days of not cleaning it. Let me let you in on a little secret, you SHOULD clean it everyday. It's that or a couple of days of hate trying to rectify the situation and that ain't so fun.


In fact you can see it beginning to green up. This was taken four days ago and the day this pic was taken was the first day of any signs of algae forming.

Well now it's back to Tim in the studio.

You win! I ROCK!
Good night Seattle.

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Wednesday, 16 February 2011

The joys of working in an office

Today I am asked to run a report but it isn't actually something I can do as far as I know at least. This being the case I still ask politely if it is possible and that if it is I will be more than happy to do it.
This is how it all goes down.

My email goes like this:

Hi guys,
I didn't think we could generate reports on a ad hoc basis. Could someone please clarify for me if this is indeed possible?
If it is and it is something I can do, I'll be more than happy to do so.

The Response...

Its a one off request.

My reaction?

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You win! I ROCK!
Good night Seattle.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Moving Out Day 5: The war is over!

Ok so Friday Dad helped me move the bed and all the other heavy stuff and on Saturday we put everything in it's place and also put the bed together.

Today I get to stay here for the first night...the air con is on low...I'm just too hot...take that how you will.

I do love my desk set-up, I can still watch movies in bed but need to turn the monitor around and lay down across the bed...maybe a bit annoying but doable.

The double bed is here and looks so comfortable...in fact I think it's nearly bed time now; though maybe not as now I have a proper bedside table with a lamp so now I can read in bed more easily. I like this a lot!


Nothing interesting here, I'm just using my blog to keep the pics and also not have to email the pics to Mum :P


My makeshift dirty clothes basket and some of the built-in.


More built-in, love having a proper wardrobe and also only having some clothes in it...not everything under the sun.

Wardrobe and makeshift bin.


If anyone says you should move...don't! It's a trap, well it's probably not but it is probably your parents wanting you to REALLY clean your room.

Well I'm sure everyone found this as enthralling as I did so go have a drink and chill out...you know the rest.

You win! I ROCK!
Good night Seattle.

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Moving Out Day 4: Operation Room Clean

Day four, which was yesterday, shows how much emptier the room now is. Though these pics were taken Friday night once I had done enough for the day.


The bed is now in the spare room and I now have the double bed that was in there...this pleases me greatly.


I also had to dust those bags that were under the bed using a vacuum cleaner...LOTS OF DUST!

Big thanks to Mum and Dad for all their help, though there's still a bit I need to do. Dad helped me move the side table from the spare room, my new desk which used to be theirs and the double bed to my new place Friday night as well. Made a huge difference.

Will be posting the pics of the new room now.

You win! I ROCK!
Good night Seattle.

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Friday, 11 February 2011

Moving Out Day 3: Operation Room Clean

OK so it's still Operation Room Clean or Dust-it Storm if you're that way inclined.

The floor had way too much crap and lots of it is now out in the lounge room in bags.


You can see it's somewhat better today.


You can also see I still have the tutu from the Waterbottle ballet. Needless to say, it does not still fit. This will change!

Notice how there's a wardrobe on the left and a dresser in front? Yeah, they're full of crap!

Well, back to it...you know the drill.

You win! I ROCK!
Good night Seattle.

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Thursday, 10 February 2011

Moving Out Day 2: Operation Room Clean

You can see the book shelf is significantly better as is the pile in front of the filing cabinet.

I removed the XBOX right before this pic so it doesn't completely show how much I cleaned out yesterday but I ended up shredding about 3 big bags worth of documents. I might take a pic of those later if I can be bothered. 

Well back to it...I should have called this Operation Dust Storm but I wasn't thinking.

You win! I ROCK!
Good night Seattle.

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Moving Out Day 1: Operation Room Clean

These are from yesterday. I decided to post these to mah blog so I can keep track of my progress.

You win! I ROCK!
Good night Seattle.

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