Monday, 14 March 2011

Day 2

Well hello people. Just though I'd do a quick update before college today (1:30 start for the win), with a few things.

First things first Libyan rebels have retaken the Eastern oil town of Brega, for what seems like the 20th time, killing and capturing a large number of government troops "allegedly". Obviously the Libyan government isn't going to confirm this, but if you're France, then the Rebels ARE the government. If you didn't know, France as of about a week ago became the first nation to officially recognise the self-declared Nation Council as the government of Libya. Talks regarding the no-fly zone continue, with everyone arguing and no one doing anything, meanwhile planes continue to drop bombs on rebels. Which makes you think, this whole no-fly zone thing should really fall into the 'Sooner rather than later' catergory. The longer we wait, the more will die. Or the Western world could just not get involved, we don't need to be hated anymore than we already are, right?

China is demanding higher compensation from New Zealand for the 60 Chinese students lost in the Christchurch earthquake. China says that because of their one child per family policy, each lost child is more valuable. I can kind of see where they're coming from there.

And in completely unrelated news, I watched the movie Battle: Los Angeles last night. One comment I saw on the YouTube trailer said that it was like a 2 hour USMC advert, which I think sums up the movie quite well, if you throw some aliens into the mix. So it's a good film if you're a guy / like explosions, but don't take your girlfriend to see it.

Anyway, I really need to get ready for college, thanks for taking the time to read this guys, I'll have a look through your blogs when I get home tonight. Sam.