March 2003

Children’s Stories

by PapaScott on 30 March 2003

I’ve been refraining from commenting on the war since it started, since I’m assuming that 90% of what the media is reporting is wrong and I don’t know which 10% is right. And frankly, at 7 pm when I have the choice between the nightly news on ZDF and Christopher’s favorite cartoon on the Kinderkanal, I know which one we pick. I would appreciate some simple stories like the ones Bjørn Stærk mentioned from a newspaper in Norway, “without that compulsive need to put everything in perspective. Perspective is fine, but worthless unless you have something to, you know, put in perspective.”

(Perhaps another reason is that I’ve been mentally on vacation for the past two weeks, even though we don’t leave until Wednesday. We’ll be spending two weeks on the Gulf coast in Florida, in the shadow of US Central Command. I imagine it will be one of the safest places on earth.)

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I Was On TV!

by PapaScott on 29 March 2003

According to Burningbird, a link to PapaScott was shown on the NBC Nightly News. They did a piece on warblogs and showed a Google search where a PapaScott page is entry number 3.

Who cares that my paper on warblogs wasn’t accepted for the BlogTalk conference. I was on TV! Did I look good? Did my hair look alright? Is this something I can put on my resumé?

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Der Brand: Weapon, Strategy

March 27, 2003

I’m about 1/3 through reading Der Brand, the historical account of ‘Germany in the bombing war 1940-1945′. I’ve finished the first two sections entitled ‘Waffe’ and ‘Strategie’. Since a couple of readers have mentioned that they will be reading it as well, I’ll give my impressions so far. This book looks at the bombing from […]

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If The Americans Think…

March 26, 2003

I know this CNN screenshot is old, but it’s been months since Mama (Codename Voldemort, as in she-who-must-not-be-named) has submitted anything for the website, I’ve posted it just for her. I’m not sure who wrote the accompanying text. I’ve translated just some of it. “If the Americans think that Switzerland is located as shown on […]

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Water Cannons Continued

March 26, 2003

Today the police action from Monday appears in a better light. The police apparently warned demonstrators for 20 minutes that water cannons would be used before breaking up the protest. The Abendblatt reports that only two official complaints of police misconduct have been filed. Meanwhile, official investigations have been launched… both into the police action […]

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