Gunny responsed to a comment I made on The Daily Beast. I gave it some thought and want to respond to him here. This is what he said: .”….polarization weakens this country…” “I not sure that’s what’s going on – that is to say I don’t think the polarization is the cause of weakness- I [...]
Category Archives: nature/environment
This guy, and he is a guy, is doing what the rest of us around here are doing. Waiting. For the the snow to stop. For the buds to open. For the temperatures to warm enough to wake everything up and dry things out a little. For the miracle of color once again. Generally, these [...]
For the troglodytes among us who can’t adapt to the thoroughly superior new style of indented comments on the G, someone has created this plug-in for Firefox. It allows you to basically pretend they never happened. An impressive little piece of coding.
Private space entrepreneur and billionaire co-founder of PayPal, Elon Musk, is planning to build a small city on Mars for 80,000 space explorers – but only vegetarians are invited! He recommends the size of the new society should be around 80,000 people. “Too few, and the gene and culture pool dries up. Too many and [...]
The joint NASA/ESA mission to Saturn is still turning out spectacular results. This latest far-side photo, released this week, is worth a look. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
There is growing excitement in geek circles about the pending release of information from the Curiosity rover up on Mars. There are plenty of hints that something stunning is being checked, very carefully, and a strong possibility of a Grand Announcement at a conference next week. Like sensible geniuses (yes, they exist) they are meeting [...]
The idea is a good one — to take some time off from everyday chores and throw a party to celebrate life and the harvest and all the rest of it. Somehow that concept has degenerated into pigging-out on industrially farmed, tasteless, rubbery turkeys, drinking, and then laying in front of the TV like a [...]
There are some real reporters working for the HuffingtonPost site these days. Here is a link to a long, and very well written piece up today, Monday about the years-long chain of decisions by private developers, their customers, and local, state and federal officials, that set up the people of New York and New Jersey [...]
Just want to call attention to this fantastic multi-part series in the LA Times on world population growth. I’m inclined to a road warrior type conclusion. The LAT has a paywall after a couple of articles, i get past it by restarting / resetting my browser when i get the message my number is up.
Well, maybe it wasn’t so little, but still, as of today one of four households are still without power in the greater Washington area. A lot of people outside the US don’t know that, really, Dee Cee is a Southern City, and like most places in the south is one sweaty son-of-a-gun in the summertime. [...]