The Palace of Malice

On February 7, 2008 the Los Alamos County Council voted to destroy the physical symbol of the Independence of Los Alamos.

On December 21, 2010 5 Members of the Los Alamos County Council, 2 of whom voted in the affirmative in the above cited action, voted to destroy the liberties and rights of the citizens of Los Alamos and to vacate the Charter which was the codification of the Independence of Los Alamos.

The Palace of Malice, akin to Nero's Golden Palace and destined to become home to Ozymandius, will be built upon a foundation of legal chicanery, ruthless manipulation, self-aggrandizement, wanton destruction, and the wholesale abuse of Public Trust and authority --- but at what cost, and borne by whom?

Reality Check -- No community of any size can long survive the destruction of its heritage, the dissolution of its freedoms, and the permanent division of its citizens.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

5) A Word About Earthquakes

There seems to be some concern about really BIG earthquakes. Let's see, last time we had one it opened the Rift through which runneth the Rio. That was a few years ago...........

I spect this has something to do with California escapees, mostly the Hollywood crowd, who, leaving it all behind them and taking it all with them, most particularly imported The Fear Of Tara Jello.

I've been through a quake or two -- Northridge leaps to mind. One of the things that is most noticeable about quakes in recent memory in the US is that most of the casualties are Heart-attacks "MY GOD ITS AN EARTH QUAKE! I'M GONNA DIE!!!!". This is a self-fullfilling prophecy. The thing is if you keep your head, and don't hang heavy stuff on the walls over your head, then it is simply a matter of riding it out. You, can, of course, be in the wrong place at the wrong time, but you have a better chance of being there for a normal car "accident" (most of which are not accidents, they are just plain stupidity).

But, there is our Friend To The West. The "thinking" (for lack of a better word) is that if Our Friend To The West wakes up its gonna be one big earthquake.

Reality Check: Folks, if Our Friend To The West wakes up, the quake won't matter because we are sitting on the lava flow.

People do stupid things for stupid reasons -- like flattening historic landmarks for fear of an earthquake.

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