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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Doom and Gloom in the Skies and in the Ground

Between the number of earthquakes striking along the Pacific "Ring of Fire" in the last few weeks and the meteor/asteroid "problem" I am having a little problem relaxing.

Yes, there has been a significant increase in the number of 5.0 mw tremors along that "Ring of Fire." But it's hard to worry about that when some space rock could slam into the planet and wipe out most, if not all, of civilzation.

Meanwhile the Science Channel seems to be intent on preparing us for a visit from space aliens.

Here's what the Bloomberg website had to say about the "city killer" asteroids:

NASA’s leaders said most large asteroids that may trigger a global catastrophe have been found and tracked, and an impact within the next several centuries is unlikely. Smaller objects are harder to track, arrive more often and are less lethal.

“Unfortunately, the number of undetected potential ‘city killers’ is very large,” John Holdren, assistant to President Barack Obama for science and technology, said today at a hearing of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee. “It’s in the range of 10,000 or more.”

Excuse me for being just a tad nervous lately.

And I won't even mention the Sunspots...


Tom Sightings said...

Well, at least you don't have to worry about earthquakes in Florida ... altho' you probably DO have a problem with aliens invading from the north.

P.S. Isn't the liberty question resolved with the old saying that your right to extend your fist ends at the tip of my nose?

Douglas said...

Tom, it's true that the northern "aliens" have colonized my beloved Paradise, turning much of the coastline into hi-rise alien hives.

Re: your PS... is it? And isn't that the eternal struggle here in the US?