Monthly Archives: March 2019

Our friends the trees are slackers

I got in a dumb argument with someone on YouTube about a video. It’s about average for your fights on the Internets machine, but since some of the data might be interesting to you, I print it here as a courtesy. This is a story from the Financial Times of London: Short form: A company […]

“Grieve Play Love” short film on climate despair

Originally posted on Professor Jem Bendell:
“Grieve Play Love” is a 9 minute short film by Jem Bendell, set in Bali, released in March 2019.  The text of the voiceover follows below. A message from the filmmaker: “In early 2018, my life changed. I studied climate science again for the first time in 25 years…

The Clown of Death: FAQ

(Preface: Apologies for the title. I wanted to say I was the ‘angel of death’ but that brings up Holocaust imagery in a way I didn’t want. I feel like I was representing Death, the character in the movie ‘Seventh Seal‘. But I wasn’t sure people would remember the movie. Remember this scene? I thought […]

The beer-hall putsch, revisited

Not everybody remembers the early history of the Nazis. Hitler’s party had failed to achieve some of his goals. He and his Stormtroopers had gotten busted in September 1921 for attacking a meeting of the Bavaria Union, for which Hitler had gone to prison for a month. In short, he was on the radar of […]

The McPherson Paradox

So THIS happened–a group of earnest committed young people went to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office to ask her to sign on for the ‘Green New Deal‘ program being pushed by progressive Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders (technically not a Democrat, but Progressives will take you if you’re warm). Things went badly. Someone took […]