Saturday, March 16, 2013

Something to Know - 17 March

Clay Bennett
1.  If you were up past midnight last night, to celebrate the grand Irish tradition of sharing Guiness and Pub Food till the bars closed, you might feel a bit of the tummy fracking right now....(you know, small explosions, flushed with fluid to break up things, and then the fissures of methane).   From the El Dorado news bureau, we have this good presentation of the more industrial practices of Fracking:

2.  The subject of the very apparent inequality of wealth, opportunity, and standards of expectations of government is borne out in the general will of public opinion.  Where we had an article on the dark sides of Capitalism, we have this article on where the haves and have nots have very different opinions on the role of government.  While this article does not promote either pure Libertarian or pure Socialist principles, it does offer a basis for dialogue.   If this trend of inequality and divergent opinions is not addressed and is resolved, one should look to the history of other regimes and take to heart what happens when the human condition approaches frustration and anger:

3.  Take the concept of Drones as Weapons and add total technology that operates everything.  Very scary.   Upsetting, if you think that the accountability relies on the programmed software.   Is this where we are going next with the Military-Industrial Complex, or does this replace it?   Does this sanitize warfare and make it easier to wage stupid incursions and allow a house of cards excuses for unilateral lethal adventures.   Death by Computer....or can you imagine Drone Strike 4.3, which is an upgrade from the previous version to prevent the killing of innocents waiting for a bus near a high-value target????:


"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
       -- Dr. Seuss

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