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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Chocolate Rations Are Up!

NY Times headline: Report on Iraq Sees Progress; Bush Rejects Troop Pullout

It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grammes a week. And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grammes a week. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it.
-- George Orwell, 1984, Part 1, Chapter 5

If you are wondering what might be coming next, the complete text of 1984 is online.