Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Seven die during protest over Koran burning

The Afghan Interior Ministry says seven people have died in the turmoil related to the Muslim holy books.

The ministry says in a statement the deaths occurred Wednesday in the Afghan capital of Kabul, in the eastern city of Jalalabad, and in the provinces of Logar and Parwan. Four of the dead were killed during a protest in Parwan. The ministry said security guards at a U.S. base outside Kabul killed one man, and another isolated shooting occurred at Jalalabad and at Logar.

"The Embassy is on lockdown; all travel suspended," the embassy announced on its Twitter page Wednesday. "Please, everyone, be safe out there."

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Is this all?

With Betty Friedan, with the Feminine Mystique, which begins: "The problem lay buried, unspoken, for many years in the minds of American women. It was a strange stirring, a sense of dissatisfaction, a yearning that women suffered in the middle of the 20th century in the United States. Each suburban wife struggled with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night — she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question — 'Is this all?'"

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Half empty

You're worried your house is under water?

Thursday, February 09, 2012

We are down with the coup

in the Maldives.
We support the drive for climate change.
We are developing plans for a strategic submarine base.

Sunday, February 05, 2012


falling from the sky *

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Bomb size

"atomic" bombs are in the range of 15 KT.
Hydrogen bombs are in the range of 15 MT, 1000 times bigger.