Daily Archives: November 5, 2010

Kvick Tänkare

The Department of War Studies at Kings College has started a podcast…I haven’t given it a listen yet but it’s in my Zune queue now.

Nice beaver!! Brandenburg is experiencing a beaver boom and the it’s causing problems according to Spiegel.  I know it’s juvenile but I can’t pass up on some of these (unintentionally?) great lines (I’m channeling my inner Beavis and Butthead)  :

“A beaver doesn’t have any business being at a dike,”

“hunting beavers just doesn’t work at all.”

“You can live with beavers; you just have to want to.”

In order to prevent beavers from penetrating the lower parts of the dikes…

Looks like Sweden is going to send officials to Greece to help out with their influx of asylum seekers.

Evolutionary venom resistance among King Cobras, squirrels and others…

The TSA continues to be confused over its mission at airports.  It acts as if its primary mission is to elicit compliance from travelers rather than security (maybe they see the two as synonymous)?

…the effectiveness of pat-downs does not matter very much, because the obvious goal of the TSA is to make the pat-down embarrassing enough for the average passenger that the vast majority of people will choose high-tech humiliation [back scatter scanners] over the low-tech ball check [newly invasive, yet still ineffective pat downs].

Would you rather look cool or ride comfortably?

 

The Tyrant of the North

I’ve long thought that once Crown Princess Victoria becomes Sweden’s monarch she’ll institute a bloodthirsty reign of expansion and warfare (building upon her father‘s well documented efforts to build an indestructible zombie army).

She will crush your pathetic army with her horde of undead viking warriors.

Apparently their also engaging in some mind-control operations as well:

Nearly half of all Danes, Finns, Norwegians, Swedes and Icelanders would like their countries to unite in a federal state, according to a poll published as members of the Nordic Council met Tuesday.

Yeah…’federal state’.  That’s code for ‘toadies to the Swedish crown’.

By joining forces, the five countries could create a state with a population of 25 million and the world’s 10th largest economy, lending far more political sway to [the] region…

Hey, I’ve played Risk.  I know what having a strong base in Northern Europe does for you.  NATO better get their act together…