[W]e merge our myths with our facts according to our feelings, we tell ourselves our own story. And no matter what we are told, we choose what we believe. All ‘truths’ are only our truths, because we bring to the ‘facts’ our feelings, our experiences, our wishes. Thus, storytelling–from wherever it comes–forms a layer in the foundation of the world; and glinting in it we see the trace elements of every tribe on earth.
A Dublin-based newspaper has received a call supposedly from the Real IRA which claimed responsibility for the attack at Masserene army base. Using a recognised codename, it claimed responsibility for the attack in which two soldiers were killed. Four other people, including two pizza delivery men, were also injured when gunmen struck at the Antrim base.
Gerry Adams, Sinn Fein President: “Last night’s attack was an attack on the peace process. It was wrong and counter productive. Those responsible have no support, no strategy to achieve a United Ireland. Their intention is to bring British soldiers back onto the streets. They want to destroy the progress of recent times and to plunge Ireland back into conflict. Irish republicans and democrats have a duty to oppose this and to defend the peace process. There should be an end to actions like the one in Antrim last night. Sinn Fein has a responsibility to be consistent. The logic of this is that we support the police in the apprehension of those involved in last night’s attack.”
Brian Cowen, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of the RoI: “Violence has been utterly rejected by the people of this island, both North and South. A tiny group of evil people can not and will not undermine the will of the people of Ireland to live in peace together.”
The triffid lamps of Bellingham are calling you Their crocus lengths are leaning towards you Their insides are made of alloyed steel P.E. and Wu Tang tapes in the car you start to feel…
You’ve got to get out for a while You can’t be sitting in the house fucking around like that Smell the coffee, Drive around Look to the left of you, look to the right of you Go on, go a little faster You hearts caving in like a mining disaster
Jinx Lennon: Raw punk folk poet. Musically very hip-hop influenced (despite performing mostly with an acoustic guitar) and “primitive” (according to himself), his lyrics deal, often humorously, with the minutiae of everyday life in a bleak Irish country town. [from Last.fm]
Just being in an urban environment, they have found, impairs our basic mental processes. After spending a few minutes on a crowded city street, the brain is less able to hold things in memory, and suffers from reduced self-control. While it’s long been recognized that city life is exhausting – that’s why Picasso left Paris – this new research suggests that cities actually dull our thinking, sometimes dramatically so.