For Sale: Obsolete Pakistan army radar; can’t detect US ‘copters but can receive Star Plus; only 999 rupees. — TXT message making rounds in Pakistan (May 2011) (Star Plus popular tv channel from India)
It’s an old geek conceit that their latest infatuation is genius for ‘the dude who rocks da eyballs to the skull, man he has a *plan*!’ All those seemingly disjointed false starts the last 9 episodes? Critics stop harshing! It’s in the plan, man. And if you disagree, shut up, you are a troll and [...]
The battle in Wisconsin over public employee unions has left President Obama facing a tricky balance between showing solidarity with longtime political supporters and projecting a message in favor of deep spending cuts to reduce the debt.
No matter what Petraeus says today about one brigade coming out early next year or not, by September many if not most brigades will be pulling back to Kuwait and the long sail home. The Army simply can’t sustain the surge without breaking, period. Even Pace knows this. Sometimes retreats are disasters, sometimes not. [...]
We remain skeptical that doubling the national debt will return the American economy to ‘health’ or ‘normal.’ In a traditional input output table grid economic analysis our fundamentals decayed long before 2007/2009. Our primary output was debt in various guises to buy trinkets from China et al. and liquified fossils from abroad (the Middle East [...]