The surprising reason there are so many Thai restaurants in America. Does any other country do this?
Really, in the Middle Ages, not middle-age. A disgusting history.
SpaceX has a new boat.
No, I don’t know what the story is on the name. I’m asking Sandy.
You don’t say. Of course, they’re not even doing a very good job dealing with the Muslim one.
All I can say is “wow.”
The indictment is very strange:
the indictment is an exercise in omission. No mention of the Awan group’s theft of information from Congress. Not a hint about the astronomical sums the family was paid, much of it for no-show “work.” Not a word about Wasserman Schultz’s keeping Awan on the payroll for six months during which (a) he was known to be under investigation, (b) his wife was known to have fled to Pakistan, and (c) he was not credentialed to do the IT work for which he had been hired. Nothing about Wasserman Schultz’s energetic efforts to prevent investigators from examining Awan’s laptop. A likely currency-transportation offense against Alvi goes uncharged. And, as for the offenses that are charged, prosecutors plead them in a manner that avoids any reference to what should be their best evidence.
As with the IRS, where the hell is Jeff Sessions? He didn’t recuse himself from this. My confidence in our justice system continues to plummet.
Reverend Jeffress says that God wants Trump to take out Pyongyang Chubbie.
Can't God just smite Fat Boy himself? What does he need Trump for? Be a lot cleaner than wiping out Seoul in the process. https://t.co/FBkWgWglSy
— Rand Simberg (@Rand_Simberg) August 9, 2017
I accidentally started a Twitter conversation with Sandy Mazza as a result of this nice piece on markets being enabled by lower-cost launch, including space burial. I noted to her that it made no sense for the California Department of Public Health to be regulating it, and then mentioned that they shouldn’t have anything to do with cryonics, either. In the course of the discussion, I dug up an old piece I wrote for Cryonics Magazine back in 1990 (ctrl-F “Simberg” to find it). Given that things are finally looking promising for reducing cost of access to space in general, and likely the moon as well, I decided I’d resurrect it here. Note that I’ve been talking about the need for markets to drive down launch costs for three decades. Note also that it’s somewhat dated, in terms of its discussion of the NASP and American Rocket.
Why we hate them so much after the breakup.
Huh. I don’t hate my ex, and (as far as I know) she doesn’t hate me. I’m very happy for her that she found someone who could make her happier than I could.
The long-time mayor of Talkeetna has passed on. We were up there three years ago. It’s the base for the aircraft that land on the glaciers in Denali.