Sunday, April 20, 2008

War Is Over if You Want It

Okinawa is an occupied island. And this can be read in two ways: the U.S. controls, what seems to be, most of the island (and so there are really large bases all over the place - in fact, you can't google maps the northern part of the island); but the Japanese also occupy Okinawa. The Okinawans are a distinctly different ethnic group and the Japanese are very quick to point out they aren't "really Japanese." But that's alright, ultimately, because teh Okinawans are a peace-loving people. They erect war memorials to all sides of the WWII conflicts and make concerted efforts to discuss peace making at all public venues. In the spirit of the Okinawans I present the following:

Here's a link to what seems to be the shortest war in history (38 long minutes)

Here's a link to a story about a french nuclear physicist that staged a one man invasion of the island of Sark in Britain

I just thought you'd like to know that the world is big enough for these kinds of events.

From the above, we get this interesting legal device; maybe the Uchinanchu (Okinawans) could use it:

What happened to my music posting thingy? I'm listening to "Illinois" by Sufjan Stevens and I wish that I had some new music.

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