15 January 2009

Phew! II

So, the government decide the business/city (that infallible institution) is more important than the environment (see here); the current state of play in Gaza is 1000+ Palestinian dead (including over 300 children) vs. 13 Israeli dead (including three civilians); and Kaka is on his way to Man City. Thank jumpin' Jeebus for that, for a moment there (although I couldn't tell you which moment) I thought the world had decided to grow-up but no, once again, we can all sleep easy, safe in the knowledge everyone on this planet is a f*cking moron,... and r-e-l-a-x.

PS. Since you can't trust anyone further than you can throw them, and in the spirit of journalistic transparency (now there's a novel idea), all figures relating to Gaza above originate from The Ministry of Health in Gaza (as quoted by the BBC) who have said 1,013 people have died (including more than 300 children and 76 women) and more than 4,500 people have been injured, of whom 1,600 are children and 678 are women (isn't it quaint that women get a special mention, I was labouring under the misapprehension the sexes were equal nowadays). Thirteen Israelis have been killed, including three civilians and one soldier from rockets fired from Gaza and nine soldiers killed in fighting in Gaza.
Wait a minute my 'PS' is longer than my post, well if you need any further evidence that 'brevity is the soul of wit' you know where I am.

PPS. Score one point and award yourself a Gwentbirding gold star if you noticed the oblique Woody Guthrie reference.

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