Monday, March 07, 2005

First Day in Cardiff Part I

First Day in Cardiff Part I

Cardiff Castle - Cardiff, Wales - View From Old Remains of Castle w/
Moat

First Day in Cardiff Part I

First Day in Cardiff Part I

Cardiff Castle - Cardiff, Wales - View From Old Remains of Castle w/
Moat

First Day in Cardiff Part I

First Day in Cardiff Part I

Cardiff Castle - Cardiff, Wales - View From Old Remains of Castle w/
Moat

First Day in Cardiff Part I

First Day in Cardiff Part I

Cardiff Castle - Cardiff, Wales - View From Old Remains of Castle w/
Moat

First Day in Cardiff Part I

First Day in Cardiff Part I

Cardiff Castle - Cardiff, Wales - View From Old Remains of Castle w/
Moat

First Day in Cardiff Part I

First Day in Cardiff Part I

Cardiff Castle - Cardiff, Wales - View From Old Remains of Castle w/
Moat

First Day in Cardiff Part I

First Day in Cardiff Part I

Cardiff Castle - Cardiff, Wales - View From Old Remains of Castle w/
Moat

First Day in Cardiff Part I

First Day in Cardiff Part I

Cardiff Castle - Cardiff, Wales - View From Old Remains of Castle w/
Moat

First Day in Cardiff Part I

First Day in Cardiff Part I

Cardiff Castle - Cardiff, Wales - View From Old Remains of Castle w/
Moat

First Day in Cardiff Part II

First Day in Cardiff Part II

Royal Navy Ship Docked in Cardiff Bay

First Day in Cardiff Part II

First Day in Cardiff Part II

Royal Navy Ship Docked in Cardiff Bay

First Day in Cardiff Part II

First Day in Cardiff Part II

Royal Navy Ship Docked in Cardiff Bay

First Day in Cardiff Part II

First Day in Cardiff Part II

Royal Navy Ship Docked in Cardiff Bay

First Day in Cardiff Part II

First Day in Cardiff Part II

Royal Navy Ship Docked in Cardiff Bay

First Day in Cardiff Part II

First Day in Cardiff Part II

Royal Navy Ship Docked in Cardiff Bay

First Day in Cardiff Part II

First Day in Cardiff Part II

Royal Navy Ship Docked in Cardiff Bay

First Day in Cardiff Part II

First Day in Cardiff Part II

Royal Navy Ship Docked in Cardiff Bay

First Day in Cardiff Part II

First Day in Cardiff Part II

Royal Navy Ship Docked in Cardiff Bay

First Day in Cardiff Part I

First Day in Cardiff Part I

Cardiff Castle - Cardiff, Wales - View From Old Remains of Castle w/
Moat

First Day in Cardiff Part I

First Day in Cardiff Part I

Cardiff Castle - Cardiff, Wales - View From Old Remains of Castle w/
Moat

First Day in Cardiff Part I

First Day in Cardiff Part I

Cardiff Castle - Cardiff, Wales - View From Old Remains of Castle w/
Moat

First Day in Cardiff Part I

First Day in Cardiff Part I

Cardiff Castle - Cardiff, Wales - View From Old Remains of Castle w/
Moat

First Day in Cardiff Part I

First Day in Cardiff Part I

Cardiff Castle - Cardiff, Wales - View From Old Remains of Castle w/
Moat

First Day in Cardiff Part I

First Day in Cardiff Part I

Cardiff Castle - Cardiff, Wales - View From Old Remains of Castle w/
Moat

First Day in Cardiff Part I

First Day in Cardiff Part I

Cardiff Castle - Cardiff, Wales - View From Old Remains of Castle w/
Moat

First Day in Cardiff Part I

First Day in Cardiff Part I

Cardiff Castle - Cardiff, Wales - View From Old Remains of Castle w/
Moat

First Day in Cardiff Part I

First Day in Cardiff Part I

Cardiff Castle - Cardiff, Wales - View From Old Remains of Castle w/
Moat

Thursday, March 03, 2005

What Country Are You?

I found this really funny website that will tell you what country you are. After some manipulation since some questions don't have an answer that really works for me here are the countries I'm like.



You're
the United Nations!

Most people think you're ineffective, but you are trying to
completely save the world from itself, so there's always going to be a long
way to go.  You're always the one trying to get friends to talk to each
other, enemies to talk to each other, anyone who can to just talk instead of
beating each other about the head and torso.  Sometimes it works and sometimes
it doesn't, and you get very schizophrenic as a result.  But your heart
is in the right place, and sometimes also in New York.





You're Canada!

People make fun of you a lot, but they're stupid because you've
got a much better life than they do.  In fact, they're probably just jealous.
 You believe in crazy things like human rights and health care and not
dying in the streets, and you end up securing these rights for yourself and
others.  If it weren't for your weird affection for ice hockey, you'd be
the perfect person.





You're Ireland!

Mystical and rain-soaked, you remain mysterious to many people, and this
makes you intriguing.  You also like a good night at the pub, though many are just as
worried that you will blow up the pub as drink your beverage of choice.  You're good
with words, remarkably lucky, and know and enjoy at least fifteen ways of eating a potato.
 You really don't like snakes.



And the first time it thought I was Liechenstein but only the nature parts of it are correct and I do like my independence but some of the other stuff is completely wrong (at least I hope).



You're
Liechtenstein!

Most folks don't take you that seriously, but you really make
a big deal out of being independent.  You don't do a whole lot for other
people, but you make the best of the resources available to you.  You really
like snow.  And mountains.  And being independent.  And you're
probably pretty small.

Take
the Country Quiz.




I also saw a realy cool ballett/play called Giselle which was really awesome. It involved death, telephone pole sitting, line dancing, country music, blues music, a bisexual teacher, messed up families, spririts from the grave, and dancing. In short it was really awesome.

I'll have much more to add to the blog soon.

Have a good weekend (don't think I'll be writing anymore tomorrow (Friday).

peace

- neal

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Nothing Can Describe

I saw in the newspaper today an advert for Channel 4's program on Torture and Guantanamo Bay. I told one of my mates and he watched it from the start. I started watching half way through it and was uphalled and shocked at the methods and means of torture that are used in Guantanamo. It was horrifying to watch. They had 7 volunteers who volunteered themselves to undergo the kinds of torture that are used at the Naval Base there. It was disgusting. Forced nudity. Planted objects. The level of stress was so high that in under 24 hours one person had to leave. Only 4 made it through and it was only a few days long (48 hours I think only). And the methods that were used were milder than those used in Guantanamo Bay. They also used sensory deprivation where they were blindfolded placed in a room with headphones playing whit noise for hours on end. In Guantanamo it can be done for up 18 hours. They only did 2 in the show. It has been proven that after about 40 minutes people start to hallucinate. The one time the man was placed in a forced very uncomfortable looking position naked in the cell with sensory deprivation and cold air blowing on him. They was also forced shaving, forced positions that I know from doing Yoga (keeping ones legs up off the ground by several centimetres while laying down is 1 incredibly hard and becomes painful after more than 15 seconds of holding it and one man had to hold it for several minutes. He couldn't do it and got yelled at because of it. The things that were done are horrifying. Even the men who went into the simulation thinking torture should be allowed couldn't possibly imagine it working or believing in it. They couldn't imagine it even for the worst of criminals and they thought that any evidence gained by them would certainly be wrong since people would want to say things about the other people just so that they might be rewarded. People would be desperate and make up lies. It is a terribly inhuman thing that violates all morals held to be true and good of a "Western" world and breaks many international treaties. We need to tell our Congress people to do something about it. To take a stance and officially outlaw it!

may we have peace in our world

- neal