Tag Archives: war

War and Peace

For the past few months I’ve been thinking how the Earth’s climate alternates between ice ages and interglacials, between cold and warmth. And, somewhat in parallel with that, I was thinking yesterday about how human societies alternate between war and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Civilian Freedom and Military Constraint

Grandad wrote yesterday: The smoking laws were inherently wrong from the very start for one simple reason – it dictated to business owners what they should allow on their own property. I’m  not going to disagree. But I just wonder whether … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Besieged in the White House

Some 50 years ago, Newsweek used to be a well-respected US news magazine. I haven’t read it for years. But somehow or other Newsweek seems to have got hold of my email address, and started dropping potted news items in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Motorbikes and War Machines

Yesterday was a big day for me. I finally managed to bolt an atmosphere on top of my computer heat flow model of the Earth, gently tighten the nuts, and watch a pretty good steady state simulation of terrestrial heat … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 24 Comments

The Deep State

A few days ago Donald Trump said he was pulling US forces out of Syria. Next day, pretty much, Syria’s Assad gassed a few dozen or few hundred people in Damascus, and a huge international outcry began, demanding that Assad … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 16 Comments

Slowly Disintegrating Europe

Daily Star: Vladimir Putin’s spokesman launched a scathing attack on the foreign secretary in a conference call with reporters. Johnson compared this year’s World Cup to the 1939 [i think they meant 1936] Olympics which were held in Nazi Germany. He claimed … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

Morale Is Everything

A comment by Walt prompted a few thoughts: beyond that and fwiw, Smokers Liberation Army actually says what you’re talking about and what you want the antagonists to know you’re about, so why get cute or symbolic or go for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 25 Comments