Monday, July 30, 2007

Did I Miss Something?

One day I'll die
The choice will not be mine
Will it be too late
You can't fight fate

I was of a feeling it was out of control

Japan moves towards normalcy:
Japan's Abe loses control of upper house
Prime Minister vows to stay on despite defeat for his party, first in 50 years

July 30, 2007

TOKYO -- Japan's ruling party has suffered a stunning defeat in a key national election, losing control of the upper house of parliament in a vote that signals a new era of Japanese political instability.

It was a historic defeat for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, which lost control of the 242-seat upper house for the first time in a half century. It won less than 40 of the 121 seats that were up for grabs in yesterday's election.

It's about time...The LDP needs to have a time in the wilderness and the Japanese voter knows it. Japan's economy is doing better than it has but could be doing a lot better and the scandals surrounding the current regime are beginning to make the place smell a little rotten. Cheers all 'round to the Japanese voter.

This is a bad omen.

Pakistan's day of reckoning getst closer and closer. We know who is behind this. Related news here.
Ideology has finally been defeated by realism. Case in point. But beware the law of unintended consequences *Cough*CIA*Cough*1980's Afghanistan*Cough*

Good. Aung San Suu Kyi is one step closer to freedom, courtesay my favourite South East Asian trading bloc.

Nero fiddled. Iraqi legislators chill out at the Casbah. It's cool, guys, just a low level civil war. Everyone go back to the pool.

Scary Fascist state makes illegitimate land grabs, while domestically it attacks and demeans helpless minorities. 1930's Germany? Naw, just modern Russia.

This is positive, but how about the US apologizes to the rest of the world for Gitmo, Abu Ghraib, trade practices ..ah forget it. Glass houses, you know the frickin' metaphor.

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