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Satire: A Child’s Guide To United States Foreign Policy [July 19, 2003]

A Child’s Guide To United States Foreign Policy A really old one, but still too good. Q: Daddy, why did we have to attack Iraq?A: Because they had weapons of mass destruction honey.Q: But the inspectors didn’t find any weapons of mass destruction.A: That’s because the Iraqis were hiding them.Q: And that’s why we invaded Iraq?A: Yep. Invasions always work better than inspections.Q: But after we invaded them, we STILL didn’t find any weapons of mass destruction, did we?A: That’s because the weapons are so well hidden. Don’t worry, we’ll find something, probably right before the 2004 election.Q: Why did Iraq want all those weapons of mass destruction?A: To use them in a war, silly.Q: I’m confused. If they had all those weapons that they planned to use in a war, then why didn’t they use any of those weapons when we went to war with them?A: Well, obviously they …

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Michelle – My friend from my past

I have a very long memory; so long, that many people think that I might have been imagining those things that I remember. Those memories are very vivid, but mixed. I am not sure which even happened first. If I am right, my first memory might be my hospitalization when I was around 2 years old. I remember it was night, and it was a hospital at my mother’s native place. I remember getting an injection, and I remember that it felt like a small prick, and that I did not cry. I think I was on the ground floor. I also remember shopping for my tricycle; that too was at night. I was staying at my father’s house during that time, so I am sure that memory is one of my oldest, because I remember it when we shifted to our first house. We moved to the new house …

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Do you see an epic in the making?

Published in such a commercialized world might just turn out to be the undoing of Harry Potter. Would Rowling cave in to the pleadings of young and not so young fans, the demands of publishers and the lure of more money and start working on another series of Harry Potter as she has hinted? I am yet to see a movie that lived up to the hype of a book. Let me rephrase that, most movies based on books I have seen so far has disappointed me to a certain extend, except ‘Jurassic Park’. Even though the book was much better, the movie was good enough to keep you glued to the seat, with no threads hanging lose. When I think about it, almost all novels of Michael Crichton made into a movie has been able to live up to the hype. Now whether I should thank the screenwriter or …

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Interpretation of dreams

My grandfather passed away last month. But then, he was 95, and if not for the fact he was a bit hard of hearing and his eye sight was failing, then he had lived a remarkably healthy life. At 25, I don’t think I am having such a healthy life. I got news about his death after I came back from work and started for home the same day. I was traveling by rail, and I started catching up on my sleep as soon as I got on. I had one of the strangest, if not the strangest dream that day. As with almost every dream, I don’t have a good recollection of the dream. I do remember that I was at a place, which seemed familiar to me in the dream. And I was introduced to a spirit. At that point I thought I made acquaintance with a spirit, …

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Religion – Our curse?

Am I becoming irregular? I have a feeling that I am getting very erratic with my posts. I think I will leave that thought there. I had been thinking about inter-caste marriages lately. let us say I had a reason to think about it, though I am not planning to marry anyone. I guess it is not even an issue in western countries, but when we come down to India, I have a feeling it is pretty big issue, still. I had thought that we had left that baggage when we stepped into the 21st century. But lately I have had several reasons to think otherwise. Don’t get me wrong… I don’t mean to say that everyone in India is against inter-caste marriage. I am sure many parents are willing to accept it, but there are still many who are still living in the past century, who cannot approve of …

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