The principle of
bookcrossing is to leave books you have read on the tube, bus etc. for others to pick up and read. But what you do beforehand is register your book on the website, stick a bookcrossing reference number in the cover (you can print off from the site), and then release the book into the wild. Hopefully whoever picks it up will of course read the book but more importantly go on the website, leave a comment and then let the book loose again.
Give it a go.
I cannot believe the site I have just found! The US Government’s official ‘terrorism’ website ready.gov is advice for US citizens : “Terrorism forces us to make a choice. Don’t be afraid… BE READY”. There is information on how to make emergency supply kits, making plans (deciding to stay or go) and to be informed about what might happen (Biological Threat, Explosions, Nuclear Blast, Raditation). The overview goes deeper:
“Terrorists are working to obtain biological, chemical, nuclear and radiological weapons and the threat of an attack is very real. Here at the Department of Homeland Security, throughout the federal government, and at organizations across America we are working hard to strengthen our Nation’s security.”
“Be prepared to improvise and use what you have on hand to make it on your own for at least three days, maybe longer. While there are many things that might make you more comfortable, think first about fresh water, food and clean air.”
Incredible don’t you think?
This ready.gov parody site is quite funny i suppose.
Don’t know if anyone saw this, but Birkenhead was featured in the Guardian’s “Let’s Move To” section last Saturday. Just about sums the place up really.
Everyone should fax their mp today before the Emergency debate in the House of Commons tomorrow where there will be a vote on the possiblity of war in Iraq. OurWorldOurSay is organising this protest, we must get the message through to Tony Blair that the British people do not want to enter a war with the United States and against the views of the majority of the world.
War will not stop terrorism, it will do no more than enflame the situation for another generation.
It’s probably just a cut and paste job done by one of her civil servants, but I have received an email reply from my MP, Jane Griffiths, within a couple of hours of emailing, which is good to see. Her reply :-
I believe that war is always a last resort. I believe that British forces should not be required to participate in a war against Iraq unless all of the following conditions are met:
(a) that there is clear evidence that Iraq poses an imminent threat to peace
(b)that there is a substantive motion of the House authorising military action
(c) that there is an express resolution of the Security Council of the United Nations authorising the use of military force against Iraq
(d) that all other policy options have been exhausted.
I hope this is helpful
With good wishes