Friday, April 08, 2011

GE, We Bring Good Things To Light

On April 7, 2011, Japan suffered a 7.1-7.4 level aftershock after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that disabled power to the the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and began the meltdown of the 3 "on-line" reactors as well as one of the "off-line" reactors. These reactors were designed by General Electric in the 1960s and were specifically faulted for not having a cooling system that was gravity fed, as the Westinghouse reactors were.

In the 1950s, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., later a well known author and anti-war activist, worked as a public relations man for G.E.. After the Three Mile Island incident Kurt spoke 3 sentences at a concerned citizens meeting in Harrisburg. He said: "The men who run nuclear power plants are monkeys. They stink. I hate them."

What Would Kurt Vonnegut say now? Perhaps the characters in his own Harrison Bergeron could offer a speech for him:

"That was a douzy."
"You can say that again."
-Harrison Bergeron. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Friday, April 01, 2011

"Rough Riders" in the Libyan Desert

Alinsky's ghost rides as a "Rough Rider" in the Libyan Desert.

American Officials refused to acknowledge the disorganized rebellion, and now they say that it may take "2 years" for the rebels to move into the cities.

Just another note: The Nixon Library has just been given a re-make on the truth. It's in the April 1st edition of USA Today, if your interested.