Sunday, November 25, 2007

It's only paranoid if they're not out to get you.

With the recent rise in recalls of Chinese-made goods due to toxicity, it almost seems like the ChiComs are demonstrating their economic superiority over the US and the rest of the Western World. It occurs to me, what if they are trying to cripple us in other ways? We've seen them try to influence elections by laundering money to favored candidates (Bill Clinton and Hsu; possibly Hillary and $1000 from Chinatown dishwashers, who amazingly can't be located afterwards). What if they (or someone they've paid off) were able to influence the weather, to undermine our economic and political power at home and abroad? Could some of these aspects of "global warming" be man-made, but not the way Algora claims? The Russians claim to have a "weather control machine," and the US denies operating any type of similar equipment. The Russians have even offered theirs "for hire"to send rain to drought-stricken areas, with a resulting typhoon hitting the country.

Is this paranoid? Maybe. But we know the Chinese have historically not been short-sighted in their foreign policy, or their goals of sabotaging Western capitalism. It's just that now we've let them get into position to do this to us, and we seem willingly, very blind to the threat.

On a related note, I read Invasion by Eric L. Harry several years ago. It was a thriller dealing with a near-future attack by China on the US. Now it looks like he was only wrong in the fact that China won't need a military invasion to destroy us.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

It's not bad, just... different.

I was at my mom's house dog-sitting while she's gone overnight, so I turn on the TV for a bit and find this. It's Shooter Jennings' cover of Dire Straits' "Walk of Life," and it's gonna take a little getting used to (tho not too much). That's a cool-looking guitar he's got, too.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A quick chuckle...

I know I've been quiet lately, been busy with moving. Here's a favorite movie quote, from Remo Williams:

Chiun: It would be better for you to eat this can than what is inside of it. Why must everything in this country be coated with monositi-... monosoti...
Remo Williams: Monosodium glutamate. You can't even say it.
Chiun: I can say "rat droppings." That does not mean I want to eat them.

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