I get the impression that Obama wanted the wave of people-power revolutions in the Arab world not to be endangered and he acted quickly because the events have rolled out quickly. The people in the uprising look pretty damn disorganised as far as being an effective fighting force is concerned but they're getting plenty of practice.
The US were the best armed for the initial strikes to take out anti-air systems (note British cruise missile contribution was 4% by weight) and seeing as Sarkozy is so damn keen to pull a post-Falklands Thatcher popularity trick I think that the next stage in the war will be for Obama to throttle back the US military to token levels and play brinksmanship with the Arab League saying- "you wanted it, you help enforce it".
The Saudis have got plenty of US-supplied planes to do it.
If I were more cynical I might suggest that the AL leave the French and British carrying the can but I'll shut up now in case someone calls me Ken bloody Ring
Yeah, looks like pragmatism.
Looking at man-plumbing vs woman-plumbing a quick cut and sear is the easiest deal overall.
Cost is a reasonable factor too - surgery for less than 300 bucks FTW
Obviously I've been reading too much Freakonomics - always looking for the hidden meaning which actually might not be there
Girlfriend at the time missed her period (and said she'd go full term if she was pregnant) and I'd been meaning to get the slice for ages so I thought that once it's out the tip ya lose any say in the matter so off to the good wimminz at the Family Planning Clinic in Welly - about $270 from memory.
Got the counselling as a non-breeder in early thirties - that was fine. I thought it amusing to have my cock tied up to my bunched t-shirt with a rubber band to keep it out of the way. Gotta love a good bush doctor technique.
A bit paranoid afterwards that it might not be fully functioning (Hello Irrational Fear) so I was back in the saddle that night and right as rain.
As previously noted in pissing contest, pain was minimal.
The funny thing is that I thought I'd regret it more than I do which is basically not at all.
Girlfriend didn't last (surprise surprise) but the unexpected comic relief came from a dirty weekend callback some years later - "I think the condom failed, I think I'm pregnant"
Spent 4 happy years with a woman with 3 kids and have come to the conclusion that if you love em they're as close to being yours as makes no difference.
If NZ men are high on the Vas count, does anyone have a reason beyond irreligousity?
Would be curious to hear theories..
and for the local crazy angle
Dunno about the year but currently I've got this in the ute stereo
worming its insidious way into my brain
and agree with the person who liked Hurts. Wonderful Life kicks bottom.
Did anyone else love the Gaga/Metallica mashup of Telephone and Sandman?
Jacki C with the smackdown!
I think that the kneeling thing had something to do with judging skirt length – if kneeling down the skirt should touch the ground? It’s been so long since I wore a skirt..
It should be pointed out that the girl in question is called Amethyst and I feel that this, at least, is appropriate
My heart goes out to those people in Chch - first the EQ and now Gerry Brownlee.
Is it a coincidence that the name "Brownlee" rhymes with the word "flee"?
I think not.
There's a lot of them..
Yes Russell you are correct - cats are a non-story, unless you want to be one of those journalists that hosts answers to readers' gardening questions.
How about making no noise unless there's a rumble on?
Hi Damian thanks for slagging off us Wellingtonians. Appreciate that.
In all my time working behind bars the types that I found who were looking for freebies were professional freeloaders, pure and simple.
Some in the media, some in politics, some in sports but all of them with the blood-red nose of a professional boozehound.
PJ O'Rourke does this shit funny. You, not so much.