The FBI announced that they arrested a white supremacist who was planning to blow up a synagogue. [slate]
This is interesting stuff. For one thing, it does a good job of showing the extreme lengths that you must go to to obtain even tiny amounts of plutonium.
There has been some sloppy talk about Turkey holding US nukes “hostage.” It’s not quite that bad, but the situation definitely sucks.
I believe that the future of navies was written on the wall by the nazis. It just has taken a while for the technology to catch up.
I stumbled across this due to a poorly-constructed google search. Search-botch-browsing is a whole new category of entertainment, as far as I am concerned; sometimes you find really interesting stuff.
Today is the day when Americans pause to gloat over the appalling revenge they took in return for 2,977 people killed in the World Trade Center terrorist attack.
When the Quing Dynasty was defeated by the British during the opium wars of 1842, the British demanded concessions – literally, a “concession” being a “thing that is granted”, in this case being Hong Kong. Prior to the opium war, the dynasty refused to trade with the European powers – but that was bad for business.
I’m going to engage in some mild “whatabout”ism regarding our (my?) reaction to the fire in Paris.
I’m going to be doing the usual drive-pilgrimage that will leave me exhausted, sleepless, and disoriented – but thankful.
The US is going to pull out of the Reagan/Gorbachev agreements restricting nuclear weapons. The story is that it’s because the Russians are cheating.