Life, like a movie, rolls out ahead of me
Some time today, this morning probably, the 100,000th visitor will come to this site. I know there are blogs that get a hundred thousand hits a day -- but we ain't McDonalds here, and I think that 100,000 visits is a whole bunch.
I'm sorry this isn't a more lively or happening place these days. If the news ever becomes interesting again ....
My 100,000th visitor came in using an Estonian IP. I wish there was a prize or something.
Testing Weapons on Americans
This is just so funny that I can't possibly add anything else:
"Nonlethal weapons such as high-power microwave devices should be used on American citizens in crowd-control situations before being used on the battlefield, the Air Force secretary said Tuesday.
The object is basically public relations. Domestic use would make it easier to avoid questions from others about possible safety considerations, said Secretary Michael Wynne. "If we're not willing to use it here against our fellow citizens, then we should not be willing to use it in a wartime situation," said Wynne. "(Because) if I hit somebody with a nonlethal weapon and they claim that it injured them in a way that was not intended, I think that I would be vilified in the world press."
The Air Force has paid for research into nonlethal weapons, but he said the service is unlikely to spend more money on development until injury problems are reviewed by medical experts and resolved. Nonlethal weapons generally can weaken people if they are hit with the beam. Some of the weapons can emit short, intense energy pulses that also can be effective in disabling some electronic devices."
9/11 -- Thirty-Three Years On
Today is the thirty-third anniversary of the coup in Chile; a coup in which a terrorist superpower overthrew a democratically-elected government.
Few Americans will remember this anniversary, they'll be solemnly remembering one of their own -- an anniversary brought about, in part at least, because of the kind of imperialist despotism that September 11, 1973 so clearly reminds us.
Long live the memory of Salvador Allende and the brave Chilean people!
Words of Wisdom
Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.
-- Claude Bernard