Endless War category archive
Badtux explains the difference in the tunes played on the Wingnut Wurlitzer for Americans who in Benghazi vs. those who died in Niger.
He also has a nice summary of why American soldiers were in Niger in the first place.
Tony Norman wonders, “Button, button, who’s got the button?”
Thom discusses evangelism and evangelical causes and the danger thereof when they become political.
He starts by somewhat awkwardly establishing a premise the Communism was an evangelical movement, that, one that wished to convince persons to follow it to the exclusion of others, and moves on to argue that evangelical movements can lead to crusades. It’s not as polished as his usual presentations, but I think it’s well worth a listen.
From my local rag:
Unlike other types of submarines people are familiar with from Hollywood, Virginia-class submarines don’t have a traditional rotating tube periscope that only one person can look through at a time.
It’s been replaced with two photonics masts that rotate 360 degrees. They feature high-resolution cameras whose images are displayed on large monitors that everyone in the control room can see. There’s no barrel to peer through anymore; everything is controlled with a helicopter-style stick. But that stick isn’t so popular.
In the “words fail me” department, the story goes on to point out that the XBox controllers will cost just 0.1% of the controller designed by the defense contractor.
At The Guardian, Paul Mason opines that Trump will indeed go there. A snippet:
Throughout his life, Trump has been obsessed with nukes. In 1984, he claimed that he could single-handedly force Russia to accept a nuclear truce, telling a reporter: “It would take an hour and a half to learn everything there is to learn about missiles … I think I know most of it anyway.” In 1990, he told Playboy: “I’ve always thought about the issue of nuclear war; it’s a very important element in my thought process,” adding that the assumptions behind the US’s long tradition of non-use were “bullshit”.
Been nice knowin’ ya.
It’s truly disturbing that we have reached a point of hoping that Kim Jong-Un is the sane one.
Also, I think Donald Trump and his dupes, symps, and fellow travelers grossly over-estimate China’s influence over Kim Jong-Un.
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