August 20th, 2003

Amak Axver

No wonder people don't like America

Check out the cover of this week's issue of Time magazine. It shows an unlit New York skyline, with the word "Blackout" written on it, and "Can it happen again?" in smaller font below that. Inside the issue is a pictorial segment of the blackout, and then a large report on it. I am DISGUSTED. It's only a freaking power cut. It is not international news worthy of the front cover of Time. If it had happened in Australia or the UK or anywhere else, would it have made the front cover? NO! Would've there been a pictorial segment or large report? NO! Would it have even made Time? Probably not! In fact, if all of New Zealand was plunged into darkness, I doubt it would rate a mention in the American media, let alone Time. It's DISGUSTING. No wonder people think America is an arrogant, self-centred nation. If a power cut happens in America, it makes worldwide headlines. If a power cut happens anywhere else, it's just a power cut, it doesn't affect America, and so it doesn't matter.

Now I admit I'm probably the most pro-American person in my group, but I am still very disgusted. IT'S JUST A BLOODY POWER CUT! It is NOT headline news. It is not worthy of the cover of Time. It is not something that the whole world should watch while jumping up and down in hysterics. It's just a power cut. Get over it.

This wouldn't irk me as much if the same coverage were to be given if it were to happen anywhere else in the world, but we all know that it's only this big because it happened in freaking America. Just because something happens in America, it's suddenly worldwide news. So what that Liberia is going down the toilet? So what that millions of people in Africa are starving? So what that Hambali has been arrested? So what that there's a lot more important news out there? There was a power cut in the USA so we must all gasp and shake in fear and look on in shock while wondering how such a horrendous catastrophe could occur!

I feel sick.
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    Nothing right now. Hmm ... I did have UABRS on ...
Amak Axver

In other news today ...

School wasn't too bad. I love Wednesdays - no maths and two study periods. Such joy. But, grr, I have maths homework from yesterday that's due tomorrow, so I better do that tonight. Or maybe I won't and just hope my maths teacher doesn't check. I don't want to do it, not at all ...

Played a very close game of checkers against Tasha on MSN that ended in a draw. Very good and enjoyable game, that. I'm playing Patrick now - I kicked his butt in Minesweeper Flags but he just beat me in Checkers (I was only half paying attention but that's no excuse; he's a pro at chess, checkers, and anything like that).

Got that issue of Time I ranted about earlier.

Um ... what else happened today? Not a terrible lot. Just another uneventful day in the life of Andre. I'm looking forward to reading more of those books that I got, and listening to the bootleg I was sent. That reminds me, I need to go to FLOM (For Love Or Money?) and get the playlist for that bootleg.

Anything else? I feel like I've forgotten to mention something important. Why does this keep on happening? GRR. This week is just not my week for remembering comments, is it? Oh well.
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    Must put that UABRS CD back on ...
Amak Axver

My have-done and to-do lists

Have-done list for today.

1. Did some stuff, didn't do some other stuff.

My to-do list for tomorrow.

1. Do some stuff, don't do some over stuff.

Wow, how easy and simple was that?

And I hate having a time limit on my Internet. So annoying and restrictive and frustrating. Must get to FLOM before it cuts out ...
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    Wanting music on right away
Amak Axver

A miracle

My computer hasn't frozen on me at all today. This is astounding. Good computer. Keep this up.

And I've made it to FLOM, w00t.
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    Must put UABRS on ...
Amak Axver

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Wow, it's like my Internet's forgotten how to automatically disconnect when it should. I love this. Shame I have to go now, because I wanted to see just how long it would stay connected. Oh well.

Let's hope this forgetting to disconnect is more than just a twice-off - I stayed on two hours longer than I should've on Saturday.
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    'Gloria (UABRS)' by U2