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Connections
James Burke, in his phenomenal Connections, began with the story of the 1965 blackout of the Northwestern US. He uses this to illustrate the web of technologies and ideas that hold our society together, and he asks what do we do when the web fails? Everyone is trying to get out of the "technology island" of the city, that can no longer sustain itself. Everyone. Can you get out? Suppose you do, can you defend yourself? Can you find where the food is grown? Is there already someone there? Will they share, and if not can you take it for...
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BLOG: Quick Links 9/2/05
*Characteristically brilliant Mark Steyn column (reg. req.) taking the long view on why we should be optimistic about Iraq's future in general and its new constitution in particular, comparing it favorably to the failed EU constitution: The Kurds drove a...
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Also...
There were plans to make Nawlins secured against a Cat 5, but they were still not sure they would have worked. More here. They were caboshed in 1977 due to the enviro-types, and at other times due to $$$....
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Katrina: Failure at every level
In New Orleans, few perished in the hurricane. The death toll will be almost completely due to our failure to prepare for and respond to what happened. In America, that is absolutely unconscionable.
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File under 'You have GOT to be kidding me'
I'm reading Katrina headlines from around the net and it's rather amazing that any of the finger-pointing displayed would even merit somebody's time. Folks, we're in the middle of a disaster that will have profound cultural and economic implications for the next few decades. It's time to roll the sleeves...
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POLITICS: The Flood and The Recriminations, Part I
Like a lot of people on the Right, I was appalled last week at the rush of people on the Left seeking to blame anything and everything related to Hurricane Katrina on President Bush, even at the height of the...