Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Bwa-Ha ... Hmm. If shooting particles in the air can semipermanently change the climate of the entire planet ... well, in the hands of well-meaning people it would be a risky, last-ditch policy to combat global warming. In the hands of less benevolent people it could become a heavy duty terrorist weapon , no? ... If you have the missiles, is it that much easier to develop nukes? ... Backfill: The WSJ, which used Dr. Evil to illustrate its February piece on geoengineering, relies on a Foreign Affairs article ("Geoengineering is an option at the disposal of any reasonably advanced nation. A single country could deploy geoengineering systems from its own territory without consulting the rest of the planet ..."). ... Rand Simberg says you wouldn't use missiles . But of course if you can't wreak havoc with a single discrete act like a missile launch, the terrorism would seem difficult to pull off. If it takes a flotilla of planes operating around the clock for weeks, that operation could presumably be interrupted by military action. ...[ Thanks to reader M .] 8:46 P.M.
Why would you leave a recurring part on a hit TV show--a job you "loved" --to become a mid-level liaison official in the White House? Either you are crazy or you have huge political ambitions . Or both. ... 8:42 P.M.
We Want Our Blogola And We Want It Now! According to Greg Sargent ,
leading liberal bloggers are privately furious with the major progressive groups — and in some cases, the Democratic Party committees — for failing to spend money advertising on their sites, even as these groups constantly ask the bloggers for free assistance in driving their message.