Thursday, September 14, 2006

it's not a contradiction; it's nuance....

I cannot figure out how google ads figure out what to put at the top of my blog, it’s a mystery.

Other recent mysteries: why does it take SOOO much ice cream to make a very big milk shake? Why does a bathroom scale say you weigh more if you put it on carpet, instead of a hard surface?

And how ‘bout some political mysteries…how can people honestly reconcile these ideas:
The terrorist threat is caused by our actions in Iraq and our foreign policy positions, when we were attacked in ‘01 (actually we have been continuously attacked since 1979) and invaded Iraq in ’03? (and in '91)

The terrorist threat is not real, it’s just “Bush’s war” and fear mongering but at the same time we should get out of Iraq because there are a bunch of terrorists killing our service people and we aren't spending our resources focusing on the terrorists threat (which isn't real--it's just fear mongering).

And the last one---Iraq has nothing to do with Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda has nothing to do with Iraq but at the same time we keep catching and killing dudes from an organization called, “al qaeda in Iraq.” (which has nothing to do with Iraq)

(I bet google ads will change my ad to be either conservative or liberal T-shirts for sale)


Anonymous JW said...

OK, I'll be your huckleberry.
Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda in Iraq are in fact different organizations. Just ask Rummy. Zarqawi and Osama didn't get along. That's true of most of the terrorist organizations in the middle east. Sunni and Shia, Hezbollah, different sects, and on and on. It makes the whole thing difficult to understand and follow. (for them too I bet) But one thing that unites them is US.
We understand the terrorist threat is very real, it just wasn't part of this IRAQ thing until we brought them there. It requires good POLICE work, not a military action. Fighting them there so we don't have to fight them here. So foreign innocents will die, instead of our innocents. How moral is that?
And finally, I'm not saying Iraq is what is causing the terrorism. I think the way we've treated them for years, and our corporations have taken advantage for them for years brought this on, Iraq is just the latest thing to piss them off.
Clearer now?
Does google pay you for those ads?

9:56 PM  
Blogger djobe said...

So we withdraw from Iraq? Or send more troops?

You agree that there are lot's of different groups that want to kill us, and while they may not get along they are united in their desire to kill us....and that we can confront them on foreign soil as opposed to our own soil...and you have a problem with that?

I know you write a lot about problems---and you are right, they are like elbows, everybody's got them. I can't figure out your solution.

and Yes, google ads actually pay you for click throughs. I have earned at least 13 cents over the past couple months. You have to accumulate at least 100 bucks before they cut a check, so I am sure I will be there in 2017. Of course the internet will be hardwired into everyones skulls.

I think if you really did want to earn some cash on it, if you created a very focused niche blog, that became the "goto page" for _____--you could actually make something. But a personal blog with all the ranting and raving about anything you can think of is not going to garner enough hits to make anything.

11:22 PM  
Anonymous JW said...

Maybe I wasn't clear. I don't think fighting them there so we don't have to fight them here is ok. We're killing their innocents so that our citizens don't have to deal with the repercussions of our policies. We're essentially saying our lives are more precious than theirs. That's the kind of policy that makes people hate us.
I don't always have solutions, but I'll work harder to find them. In this case, maybe we should just get out and let them kill each other.

12:23 AM  

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