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News Briefs 08-07-2008

Who’s a dinosaur?

  • How disasters help.
  • 911 third tower mystery supposedly solved.
  • Larry King: Roswell truth debated.
  • More mystery space machines.
  • Secret report: biofuel caused food crisis.
  • Uncovering stone circle’s secrets.
  • Hearing meteors: the conspiracy.
  • Twinkle, twinkle, electric star.
  • The ark of the covenant. part 1, part 2 and part 3.
  • Pangaea ate itself.
  • Our readiness not to be dinosaurs.
  • A rapid rise for the Andes.
  • Would I pull that switch?
  • The Sirius lore.

Quote of the Day:

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

Oscar Wilde

  1. Genki!
    Genki news, thanks Jameske. I always feel like I’m in Japan when reading your news briefs, it’s like walking into a zen garden. Domo arigato, Jameske-san!

  2. How disasters help… how much are you worth?
    [quote]A little over a month after the quake, the State Information Center, a Chinese government research body, announced that the massive rebuilding effort, and the billions of dollars it would pump into the Chinese economy, would far outweigh the economic losses from the quake, enough to bump up national economic growth by 0.3 percent[/quote]

    I’m sure that will come as a great comfort to all the parents who lost a child due to the shoddy construction of the schools in which they died buried inside. But hey, they were young so the parents hadn’t invested much money in them; just love, but that doesn’t count in a flow chart right?

    And I say to myself, what a wonderful world… 🙁

    It’s not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me…
    It’s all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

    Red Pill Junkie

    1. hey
      It seems the attitude of the Chinese rulers (communist or not) is that the loss of a few hundred thousand Chinese lives is ok. Because, hey, they have plenty more Chinese. Coal and oil and iron may be scarce to the rulers’ calculations, but not Chinese people.

      I find that sad.

      The large print giveth,
      The small print taketh away.

      1. I find it infuriating!
        Let me tell you what happened in Mexico after the last hurricane hit over Cancun. They did receive a lot of federal funding to help in the rebuilding process, much in agreement with what the article posits.

        But guess what? ALL the money went to rebuild the 5-star hotels, and haul new sand to the beaches. And the poor neighborhoods that were hit the hardest, that had no running water, no roofs over their heads? They got zero, NADA.

        But I guess that’s ok for all the macro-economists, because from their point of view, it’s actually a good thing that all those poor people die during natual catastrophies, because they are nothing but a burden for the nation, right? They don’t produce as much and suck up federal resources, so good riddance!!

        It’s not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me…
        It’s all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

        Red Pill Junkie

        1. older problem
          Back in the middle 1970s, I played a simple computer game. This is pre-Pong.

          You had to manage a small country, allocate resources to growth, health and other things. The game was very primitive, but it was a precursor to freeciv and those sorts of things.

          But I mean primitive, really. Just text based, and counting population and grain reserves and money. Some measure of happiness of the population.

          You were a macro-economic planned economy ruler in this game.

          And thus the best thing that could happen to the ruler was a plague – fewer people to deal with, more food left over, and it was not your fault.

          The large print giveth,
          The small print taketh away.

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