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2009 November 30 — Why Now?
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All Sticks And No Carrots

Iran has reacted rather predictably to the latest threats, as Danger Room reports Iran Wants 10 More Nuke Sites.

These extra sites will give Iran the capacity necessary to process their own fuel, and answers the question of why the latest site has so little capacity. They are dispersing the sites around the country to reduce the effects of threatened Israeli bombing raids. This is a very orthodox move in response to the threats that have been made, and should have been anticipated. This is a rational response to the constant threats.

As ‘Noz points out Iran has decided on a Netanyahu-style freeze, they will stop expanding after they have done all of the expansion they feel like. If it is acceptable for Israel, why isn’t it acceptable for Iran?

Without a consistent policy in the Mideast, the US has no policy.

November 30, 2009   7 Comments

How Do Reindeer Fly?

Christmas Mushroom

… and how can Santa Claus visit every house, go down chimneys, leave toys, all over the world in one night?

One of the answers is found on European Christmas trees.

Read about Finland’s version of the Julbock, Joulupukki.

Note: Don’t try this at home unless you have the kidneys of a reindeer. It also explains why gnomes are so cheerful. [This is one of my most searched for posts, almost as big as the Shi’ia oil map, or the Alaska-Russia border. It is a bit disconcerting to see the number of people around the world whose interests are as weird as mine.]

November 30, 2009   4 Comments