Comments on Asking Questions, Taking Notes
commentson 20 March 2003 : 15:55, Jimbo sez:


Military and politics have always been sewn up by money and power, so whats new???

I always like an anti-war protest to turn to violence.

I saw recently a politician who was vocally against the war have his car pelted by eggs, rotten tomoatoes and (my personal favorite) balloons filled with urine.

makes for good TV, though.

Love the one yr with..


commentson 20 March 2003 : 16:21, Giao sez:

Wars are always coordinated in advance. People just don't run out into battlefields and shoot around and hope that things go their way.

It's only like that in video games.

commentson 20 March 2003 : 16:41, Taylor sez:

>if politics and the military today are completely sewn up by money and power politics, it should generate a cultural and civic backlash.

contrasts nicely with

>"Honor Tom Clancy's contributions to video games" at an old Army base in San Francisco.

commentson 20 March 2003 : 20:06, olivia sez:

you know a pregnant seven-month old?


commentson 21 March 2003 : 09:21, chris sez:

Some backlash? Sure, but certainly not some "international urban youth" movement. Oh please.

commentson 21 March 2003 : 09:32, jane sez:

i guess i am an optimist.

a cynical optimist!

commentson 21 March 2003 : 10:40, steve sez:

a seven month old is pregnant? golly gee. How to respond to this nonsense!

If in fact a cow with a 7i month old fetus was arrested in san francisco, way to go. Willie Brown was right in saying that 80% of the war protesters were from out of town, and they should stay home.

Justin, assuming you are making a case for pregnant calfs to have special treatment, why? What does sperm-poisoning have to do with anything?

I have a cat,does this entitle me to special protection?

commentson 21 March 2003 : 16:07, chris sez:

Seventh-month old aside, I have a related question.

In situations that require an absurdly large groundswell of public outcry to even get politicians' attention, does entertainment like games constitute an opiate of the masses?

commentson 21 March 2003 : 16:33, Justin sez:

Well games appear to inure people to pain.

Unfortunately, the level of most games and most game commentary would seem to relegate games and electronic entertainment to the realm of young male power fantasies (much like the war, some people might argue). My work is to see political and cultural awareness brought in to game playing and game making.

commentson 21 March 2003 : 17:18, Erika sez:

great article

commentson 21 March 2003 : 20:02, Fleischman sez:

protests are a nice effort, but this isn't the '60s or even the '70s. look at the WTO protests in Seattle. sure, they wrecked some shit, but did it do any good?


these new radicals need to think of a NEW way to initiate change.

think harder. the answer is there...

commentson 23 March 2003 : 08:31, wakeupamerica sez:

Just check out the photo of a baby's face half blown off in the 'Gallery: Photos of war' section of
If the U.S. government claims to have high intelligence and sophisticated weaponry, then what justifies the death and injury of the Iraqi civilian population?
This is not a war; this is a human rights violation targeting voiceless Third World nations. And all for the benefit of the elite and certain economic sectors.

"The more we attack, the closer we get to Baghdad, the more crude [price] falls," said Bill O'Grady, research director at AG Edwards.

-BBC News

commentson 23 March 2003 : 14:03, Jimbo sez:

"The more we attack, the closer we get to Baghdad, the more crude [price] falls,"

Good, then the war is working!

I packing my bags...


commentson 24 March 2003 : 21:06, denise sez:

justin, they were performing war games for this conflict in the summer of 2001. in fact, the pentagon official that played the part of saddam used some creative methods and won the war in one day so they put him on the sidelines and started over.

commentson 25 March 2003 : 06:14, chris sez:

I've heard that war games story applied to a bunch of wack scenarios. Smacks of urban myth to me...

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