A day late but not a dollar short. Mixing topics today.Steve DeAngelis
- " Natural or Manmade Environmentalism?
Steve gets top billing for his post on scientist and futurist and major "influential" Stewart Brand's
predictions of a techno-environmentalism. Any move away from the romanticist, alarmist, statist, and intolerantly authoritarian, neo-Druidism that currently prevails among many greens would be welcomed by me. As an aside, Brand earns major points from me for this unrelated argument here
-in fact, it's worth a post in its own right.ISN The Blog
- " Mapping Nuclear Explosions
Yes, I detonated a 100 megaton bomb in the Loop to see the blast radius extend out over the 'burbs and Lake Michigan. Nuke your favorite city today. The disturbing aspect is on the other end of the spectrum. The small, perhaps 1/10th of a kiloton + " backpack" nukes look more "usable" with this kind of visualization. Not sure if that is really a great idea, making tiny nuclear explosions seem more " survivable".Real Clear Politics
- "Coulter's No-Brainer
And here I thought she was talking about a bundle of sticks. On the bright side, Ann Coulter
just staked her righteous claim to the imperial throne of Right Wingnutistan ( Bill Arkin
is the current sovereign of neighboring Left Wingnutopotamia, having dethroned the previous ruler from the DailyKOS
- "Al Qaeda, Pakistan and the Taliban
Marc is always on top of the breaking news on the Terror War bringing to it analytical depth and conservative commentary that is among the best in the blogosphere. Here he highlights disturbing news on al Qaida's reconstituted capabilities.The Athenaeum
- ""Rediscovering Islam" by Brigadier FB Ali
is Colonel Lang's
other, "literary" blog. This essay is a cri de coeur
about the state of society in the Islamic world by a member of the elite.
Next, an unusual and somber recommendation:
As some of you are already aware, one of my great blogfriends, Dan of tdaxp
, suffered an untimely loss of his father, who passed away last week. Dan shared his grief in many, frequently touching and deeply reflective, posts. I would like to offer my formal condolences to Dan and his family and thank him for sharing his thoughts in such a terrible time.
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