"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Jun 19, 2010

Ice Fire, Fire Ice

If you have the inclination, bone up on methane clathrates.

And then: the Compleat Idiocy™ of nuking the Gulf oil eruption should come into sharper focus. A case where politics, and the pressure to appear "pro-active," could quite literally kill off a large number of us.

Hip hip huzzah for the appearance of democracy, for the verisimilitude of the Spectacle as "participatory politics." For the polling response to depositioned poles.

In staving off public pressure, our overlords may find themselves tempted to do their worst.



Also, see already massive methane eruption, accompanying the oil gusher.

h/t Corrente, for that one

UPDATE 5ish pm:

Singularity, also on topic.

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