North Korea

North Korea
The always bombastic and unpredictable North Koreans go hysterical again. This time the country is prepared to "go to war" with South Korea because that country is playing loudspeakers directed at North Korean territory. A headline from a UK paper reads, "More than 50 North Korea submarines 'leave their bases' as war talks with South continue "

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Another plume with a happier ending

Also in April, besides the unfortunate underwater oil plume beginning off Louisiana, another plume erupted (also working its way through a fair amount of water over the top of it, only that was frozen). The E.... volcano in Iceland is a European story - reminding everyone again how nature is extremely powerful and how easily it disrupts human activity. European and transatlantic air travel was disrupted for weeks at a time, and suddenly the train was a nice alternative. Still, even in the face of this disruption being a Natural one, we humans found the energy to blame some entities for unnecessary suffering - governments for shutting off air space when they didn't need to. Isn't that a no-win situation?

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