A Reminder About Allies

An ally is not a friend. An ally doesn’t even have to like you very much. An ally doesn’t have to support all your goals. They may even dislike some of your goals. An ally can be someone you harmed at some point, or someone who harmed you. An ally can be someone who gave […]

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Nuclear Friday: Polonium

I’ve written before about the strengths and weaknesses of radioactive materials as a terrorist weapon, but what about using radioactive materials as a tool of assassination? Turns out there aren’t very many good options. Any material that would be deadly in a single dose would be difficult to acquire and most would present a serious risk […]

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Kitty Loves Dubstep

Cat videos: I think that’s what we all need in these trying times, and I’ll post video in a moment. I took a blog vacation last week due to family medical problems and general despair about the Inauguration of our new Emperor. On top of that, my ten year old un-updatable MacBook died last week. […]

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Grasping at Straws

The “Five Stages of Grief” model may not be entirely accurate, but I’m bargaining like hell right now. Perhaps it’s just denial. The Grandcamp is on fire and somehow I’m imagining it’s just another fire.  And I still think there simply has to be some little switch that saves the day. Isn’t there a little switch? By Wednesday afternoon lots […]

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Nuclear Friday: Broken Arrow

We are in the midst of the most serious national crisis of my lifetime. I couldn’t think of of what would be appropriate for this week’s Nuclear Friday post until I checked my bookmarks before work this morning and remembered there was some interesting nuclear news from November seventh, when the world seemed like such a […]

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This is not a Love Song

I’m glad almost everyone knows that “Every Breath You Take” is a stalker song, not a love song. It came up in conversation this week and I pointed out that while “Every Breath” is creepy, it’s got nothing on “Possession” by Sarah McLachlan. It seems I ruined the song for someone who thought it was […]

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