30 July 2006

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03 July 2006

The Future of Mankind

An article on perhaps the biggest topic of all:


Quote of the Day

Doesn't it strike you as midly ironic that most of the people who are against abortion are people you wouldn't want to fuck in the first place?

- George Carlin

Source: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/George_Carlin

Quote of the Day

"People say that in politics, it's not the crime, it's the cover-up. What that saying ignores is that most of the time, the cover-up works just fine."

- George Carlin

Source: http://www.tcsdaily.com/article.aspx?id=062706E

One Nation - the Last Word

Jerry Bowyer, The Renewal of the West, Tech Central Station http://www.tcsdaily.com/article.aspx?id=062806C

This guy said it best, albeit in relation to the Republican Party in the USA.

He gives an excellent argument against the belief that genetics and/or culture drives the West's ability to get its act together.

Clearly, there is a rage of anti-immigrant feeling in large swaths of my political party (Republican) at the moment. I don't think, however, that it's racism that drives it. It's nostalgia. Large numbers of conservatives seem to think that they have a constitutional right to have their country look the same in their old age as it did in their childhoods.


If you are of Northern European stock, or British or Irish, and you are tempted to racial pride, I highly recommend that you study Romans like Tacitus or Caesar to get some idea how your ancestors looked to the civilized world 2000 years ago.

Getting Off Our Nuclear Power Fixation

A concise summary of the arguments against nuclear power.

Getting Off Our Nuclear Power Fixation
J.A. Savage, AlterNet. Posted July 1, 2006.

Not only does nuclear power contribute to the greenhouse effect, and so, indirectly affecting the planet's health and your well-being, it very well could affect your health and the planet's health directly -- by killing everything in sight in an accident.


It's a huge, scary engineering problem just meant to boil water. As antinuclear guru Amory Lovins quipped, it's like using a chainsaw to cut butter.


Like humans, the older the plants get, the more things go wrong. A steam generator replacement, like grandma's hip replacement, only buys so much time.


Even though relatively warm, fuzzy and uncomplicated renewable energy developers are pounding at the government's door, the feds are so set on building new nuclear reactors that they're simply giving away money to the industry.


01 July 2006

4th Generation Warfare

[Chet Richards] argues that war is terrorism, so a “war on terrorism” is a war on war. We are not in a war on “terrorism” or engaged in a “struggle against violent extremism.” Instead, we are faced with an evolutionary development in armed conflict, a “fourth generation” of warfare that is different from and much more serious than “terrorism”…

To see the difference between 4GW and “terrorism,” run this simple thought experiment: suppose bin Laden and al-Qaida were able to enforce their program on the Middle East, but they succeeded without the deliberate killing of one more American civilian. The entire Middle East turns hostile, Israel is destroyed, and gas goes up to $15 per gallon when it is available. Bin Laden’s 4GW campaign succeeds, but without terrorism. Do you feel better?

- William S. Lind, On War #172: Neither Shall the Sword