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I just ordered chinese food coz I'm too damn tired to cook tonight. A more elaborate update will - possibly - follow later tonight or tomorrow morning. Just don't believe everything you hear on the news or read in the paper, but rather ask someone who was there all day long.

Starting at 05h00 sucks, although I didn't have any traffic jams :p

There are (dutch) articles about today's "events" on the various news sites - if you want to read up, check your favorite news site! Because I shouldn't (or can't) disclose any information to the public in regard to the way we reacted to the action, what measurements were taken, I'm not going into specifics. Most articles depict quite an accurate view of the event if you ask me. I only counted 2 police boats instead of three, but I might have missed one since I couldn't see the complete shoreline from where I was, even though I had a first line point of view on all of it.

Do I condone, support or think their action was misplaced? That's really a hard question to answer, but I can say that I've gained quite a lot of respect for the Greenpeace activists, what they did today and how they did it. As in most of of these things, there is no black/white answer, and I guess both sides have partial answers but not a magical solution.

Every day at work has been a "something special every day" kind of experience so far. What will tomorrow bring??!

Note : Please take into consideration that I don't mention names, places or companies explicitely, and I've got my reasons for that. I am the only person who gets to decide what and what I don't divulge on this blog, and all comments that cross that line (hard data, personal names, facts or companies, ...) will either be censored, removed, and/or the author banned.

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Wow. Secret agent servme !!! :-)

I know how you feel not talking about your job. My job is probably a fair bit more controversial than yours, as is my company although for different reasons than the job, so I can't talk about anything. It gets pretty tiresome after a while but it saves hassle in the long run. And it beats getting fired :D

Indeed. When you have access to certain types of information, you are also supposed not to tell others about what you know, both for your own benefit, as well as that of the company you work for. I find that quite normal.

Hmm, I don't generally think of it as information. I don't know sensitive things, I do sensitive things. Which makes it even more difficult. I couldn't even make a post as specific as this one. Because I'm right in the thick of it. I can't even talk about my job to my friends or discuss it with Boyd while in a public place. It was always going to end up like this but I didn't realise what an impact it would make when I finally got past the learning stage and on to the doing bit. Still, I get to do some very cool stuff so it's worth it :D

This is the kind of thing I have to deal with:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2894342a11,00.html

I have friends who have had death threats *shrug*

In your case, it is indeed not "information", but rather "participation", Shelley. That's the difference between your reason to be vague and mine.

It's hard to not be able to talk about your job at all, since everyone has that need to get things off their chest one day, and if you can't even do so to people your trust and love, you either stop caring about your job, or just quit and return to a normal life.

I'm lucky enough to be able to tell certain general things to vent whatever bothers me.

I think we'll see more personal attacks as shown in that article, since the "corporation" is either too well protected or too artificial to hurt. What does one do if you can't bring down the whole structure at once? You target the more vulnerable (and smaller) parts of it, as it'll have the same result over time.

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