Monthly Archives: September 2008

Despots and terrorists take notice

As I mentioned, one of the interesting advanced technologies currently under development by the military is a rocket powered glider capable of being dropped from an aircraft and the gliding at high speed for perhaps hundreds of miles to allow special forces troops to arrive at targets quickly and almost undetected. A prototype of that idea flew across the English Channel today. Jules Crittenden has some great pictures. […] Continue reading

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Political maps

My favorite daily email, Very Short List, sends this link to one of the coolest political map sites I have ever seen. If you want to spend some time trying to figure out how people will vote in the upcoming election, this website is definitely a resource for your quest. I find the most interesting thing about the site is the obvious changes in demographics that have occurred with American voters since the 1840s. […] Continue reading

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Technology trying to kill us

Well, the Large Hadron Collider is off the hook from killing us until next spring, so the tragic collapse of the Internet may beat it to the punch. […] Continue reading

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Owning America

I grant that I am not an economist, but it seems to me that, with the combination of the projected federal budget, the current federal deficit, and the proposed Wall Street bailout plan, the federal government will control more than 25 percent of the gross domestic product if the bailout plan passes. More correctly, the federal government will split that control with foreign governments who own a substantial share of our government’s debt. […] Continue reading

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They never saw it coming

Courtesy of BlackFive comes the report that Aurora Flight Sciences is developing a VTOL UAV called Excalibur capable of carrying Hellfires and other air to ground whacking goodies. This machine has all kinds of potential for making America’s enemies sweat. […] Continue reading

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