Archive for March, 2009
That chill you feel may not be the last gasp of global warming theory; it may be the first fall chill in advance of a new Cold War:
The role of tactical nuclear weapons in the Russian navy may grow, a news agency quoted a senior Russian admiral as saying Monday.
Vice Adm. Oleg Burtsev told the state-run RIA-Novosti that the increasing range and precision of tactical nuclear weapons makes them an important asset.
“Probably, tactical nuclear weapons will play a key role in the future,” said Burtsev, the navy’s deputy chief of staff.
He added that the navy may fit new, less powerful nuclear warheads to the existing types of cruise missiles.
“There is no longer any need to equip missiles with powerful nuclear warheads,” Burtsev said. “We can install low-yield warheads on existing cruise missiles.”
Just what we need….
The Senate’s top Democrat is proposing special power lines to carry renewable energy—like solar and wind power—from remote places.
The Federal government would be able override states and direct where the lines would go and who would pay for them.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada unveiled his proposal Thursday. It is expected to become part of a broader energy bill the Senate plans to take up in the coming weeks.
While Big Navy continues to micromanage Sailors’ lives, the British cling to the quaint notion that they should treat their people like, you know, grown ups.
[A former British commander in Basra] offers an endorsement of alcohol that likely would get him charged in the U.S. military. “I found it had a very important role to play in easing grief and helping people unwind. And I found a glass of whisky at the end of an operation helped me unwind. We should not be too prudish about the small vices: drinking and smoking — they can be great comforts in times of danger.”