Archive for the ‘Cold War’ Category
I was reading an article today about Google’s proposed datacenters at sea. Google is mulling over putting it’s datacenters on barges 3-7 miles off the coast in order to save on taxes, and energy costs. What caught my attention was a comment left by a reader who was concerned about the carbon footprint left by these datacenters and ecological damage. I swear, someone could come up with a non-carbon based zero carbon foot print cold fusion costs nothing to produce source of energy and some eco-terrorist living in a redwood tree in California because he doesn’t want UC Berkley to cut it down to make way for a sports complex complains that this particular process is no good because it puts unnecessary burden on Quarks and it’s Gluon foot print might cause massive destruction if it accumulated enough to form a black hole, which shall from now on be know as a dark energy matter compactor because black hole is racist and insensitive. The reason these ninnies are spouting crap all the time is that one, they live in fear. They are so risk averse that driving through Lloyd Harbor in a Volvo XC 90 while wearing a class IIIA bullet proof vest is too risky. The other reason is that they are fairly intelligent, know it, and they have an elitist attitude where they believe they are smarter than anyone else. Top this off with a healthy dose of having never been tested under trial and tribulation, and you have the start of something special (This is for humor effect. More on this in later posts. ed.). Send these people to the finest communist re-education camps for 4 years, and you’ll have some of the most hysterically left wing eco-weanie nanny-staters that money can buy. What it comes down is that they don’t trust you with your own life is that they believe they are smarter than you. Of course I could be totally wrong, but the fact remains that our colleges are turning out more and more of these people every year to lead the charge against free market economics, classical liberal philosophy, and conservative values. Joseph Stalin could not do this in all his cold war wet dreams. Still, the best thing to do when presented with such false propriety is to keep on walking. Arguing with these people is like wrestling with a pig. You both get dirty and the pig likes it, and if you must, cut them down quickly.
For those that have been sleeping or living on the east side, it may be news that the Cold War is well on it’s way to coming back. Russia, under ex-KGB Vladimir Putin’s leadership has been building up to this for years. Russia has become an energy powerhouse, and has not been bashful in nationalizing foreign oil companies, taking assets that do not belong to them. Russia has also aligned with every enemy of the United States. In particular, China and Iran. China has also proven to be a supporter of Iran, both countries supplying Iran with technology to build nuclear weapons and selling Iran conventional ones as well. Shades of 1956 and 1968, Russia invaded the Republic of Georgia, so far having an easy rout. Lines are being drawn. Who will be our cold warrior? Bush is on his way out, a lame duck, and Obama’s tendency to play the Chamberlain role worries me. McCain is out there calling a reevaluation of our relationship with Russia. It remains to be seen who would be best to handle this, and McCain may get the nod here as Obama is too naîve, facile, feckless to take on Russia, Putin or China. With things brewing in Iran, the US being strung out in Iraq and Afghanistan, Russia is going to start setting the tone and drawing the line in the sand. It’s critical we set the tone where we stand and not back down at this point, but not to get drawn in to something and get over extended.