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June 28, 2005
Lackluster Blogging

Report: U.S. to resume making plutonium 238

The United States plans to produce highly radioactive plutonium 238 for the first time since the Cold War, The New York Times reported on Monday.

The newspaper quoted project managers as saying most, if not all, of the new plutonium was intended for secret missions. The officials would not disclose details, but the newspaper said the plutonium in the past powered espionage devices.

It's "hundreds of times" more radioactive than the stuff used in bombs. Yeah, whatever.

I wonder if there's any discussion of oil being over $60 a barrel in the world o'blog. It's kind of important but it's also complicated. I'm not knowledgeable enough on the topic to discuss it at length.

In Iran, It's Jobs, Not Bombs, is another headline.

For the opposite perspective, Iran: The living fossils' vengeance, which argues that Iranians voted for oil revenues to be used to prop up their traditional way of life.

I'm wonder if these are urban vs. rural interpretations? Who knows?

Corruption in government, especially this Administration is not even a headline any more.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Maybe 'they' don't want to kill it. Maybe 'they' want to own it.

From all I've read, those "faith-based" programs are pretty much failing right and left. That does not, of course, stop Bush from shoving them down our throats.

I've heard of the concept of "eating locally" before. It's the "green" way, since it saves fuel, provides local employment, and provides fresher food. I do doubt that you could grow enough food in the middle of an urban area to make any significant difference, though.

Chaudhry has my sympathy.

It's just me, every day, all the time -- based on the presumptuous notion that I actually have something useful or, at least, entertaining to say. Ack! All this to say that I'm suffering a mild case of performance anxiety,exacerbated by the fact that I'm not entirely sure how to explain what this blog is about.

At least I do know what this blog is about. It's about me being cranky.

Except that my heart really isn't in it at the moment.

Posted by AnneZook at 07:56 AM