I will soon be checking out for a while, barely dropping in from time to time... so tomorrow - or the next day - I will take this opportunity to post another of my really long and idea-drenched essays, trying to poke away at cliches and offering new ways of viewing old things.
So take this as a warning! ;-)
Meanwhile, anyone with further suggestions about:
* the tall buildings escape scenario
* my holocene project
* evil genius attack possibilities...
...or things like that, are welcome to post comments HERE.
Oh one more thing. I eventually would like to catalogue and link a list of "best of" postings for this site. Feel free to (here in comments) list the URL of your favorite (or several) and why. I may post the compiled comments at http://www.davidbrin.com
Aw heck, while I'm at it, let me use this opportunity to empty what was in my "political" tray... That'll do. But watch for that B-i-i-i-g posting soon. It's all about GAR!!!!!
(Yes, pirates! ;-)
For those of you who like an entertainingly left-lean - but always unconventional and interesting - in your political rants (kinda the way I wallow in libertarianism, now and then), try the latest Armageddon Buffet. http://www.armageddonbuffet.com/ I don’t always agree. For example, if I could have Ronald Reagan now, instead of these monsters, I’d kiss him like a long lost father Moreover, for all hist faults and blindnesses, he’d see right through them for what they are..
If this had happened under Clinton...
Once-secret documents obtained by The Associated Press show a disaster supply management company went unpunished for Sept. 11 thefts after the government discovered federal agents and other government officials had stolen artifacts from New York's ground zero.
Misc: geopolitical items:
The UN Deputy Secretary-General Mark Malloch Brown's major unofficial assignment has been to act as a liaison between the UN and the U.S. government. If someone like him — a Briton with a lot of experience in international organizations — suggests U.S. leaders to care more about the United Nations, the world should take heed.
Does Migration Hurt Developing Countries?