Aug 24 2010

Russian roulette across the border

Category: Mexico,national security,Obamaharmonicminer @ 9:47 pm

Drug war sends bullets whizzing across the border

The first bullets struck El Paso’s city hall at the end of a work day. The next ones hit a university building and closed a major highway. Shootouts in the drug war along the U.S.-Mexico border are sending bullets whizzing across the Rio Grande into one of the nation’s safest cities, where authorities worry it’s only a matter of time before someone gets hurt or killed.

Mr. President Obama, sir…..  what do you think is your responsibility in this?  Do we have to wait until an American citizen is actually killed by bullets coming across the border?  Or might you find it in your imperial wisdom to consider doing something about it NOW, before lives are taken?

I wish I believed you took this seriously.  But given your reluctance to do anything about it when Mexican nationals come into the USA and directly kill people after entering illegally, I don’t suppose you think think playing Russian roulette across the border is any big deal.



Aug 24 2010

The ravages of age, or just loony tunes?

Category: Uncategorizedharmonicminer @ 8:51 am

As we age, we get smaller, we get wrinkles, and we get shaky. So, apparently, does the moon, as lunar scientists say that a Shrinking moon may explain lunar quakes.

Thomas Watters of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and colleagues say the wrinkles likely formed as the moon cooled and contracted.

The features are surprisingly recent, having formed no more than 1 billion years ago. That estimate is based on the fact that they partly destroyed some pre-existing small craters that seem to be no more than 1 billion years old. “The moon may still be geologically and tectonically active and still shrinking today,” Watters said in a teleconference with reporters on Thursday.

What a nice way to say it. The next time someone points out that I don’t look as young as I used to, I’ll just say, “That’s because I’m still tectonically active.”

That’s a continental plate on top of my head.  It only LOOKS like the surface of the moon.