Petri dish art by Klari Reis [this woman is brilliant]
The delight of idiots. The editors at Nature are ecstatic that the US National Science Advisory Board will permit publication of Yoshihiro Kawaoka’s work, including methodology, on how to produce a H5N1 flu virus that can wipe out hundreds of millions of people. Both the ecstasy and the decision are disappointing reminders of how crazy the world has gone given that the potential for damage done by this research far outweighs the potential for good. See my previous post on this evil science. The only good news is that Ron Fouchier’s paper will have the methods section redacted. Big help. Once he has described the mutant H5N1 he has built, putting it all together will not be that hard. The real damage was done by all the publicity pointing out Fouchier’s discovery that this could be done.
DNA to the rescue again. Finally, paternity DNA testing is putting perps behind bars. In the UK a 47 yo woman has been jailed for lying to her overnight hook-up that he was the father of her child, now 13. The sucker stepped up believing the girl was his own, helped to raise her, and worked overtime to pay for her private education, In spite of the child’s pleas for mercy the judge sent her lying mother away for almost 2 years. Not nearly long enough, given that she ripped this guy off of over $100,000, but the idea of punishing crooks is right.
One potato, two potato… As Israel continues to blather about attacking Iran, here’s the latest public analysis yet of what Israel’s got and what Iran’s got. I’m no expert on these things, but given that Israel is a tiny, flat place with all of its infrastructure, air bases, and nuke stockpiles exposed, and given that Iran is much, much larger with very solid mountains to dig into and with a lot of its military gear and infrastructure now buried — I’d probably place my bet on Iran in an out-and-out exchange.
Olbermann dumped: latest evolutionary step in the Jewish control of the MSM Joel Hyatt, CEO of Clear Channel, has fired goy Keith Olbermann and replaced him with Eliot Spitzer, who is, by mere coincidence, a Jew like Joel Hyatt. This is precisely the manner in which Jewish control of MSM has evolved: replacing incorrigible goyim with good Jews who are better adapted to operate in a Jewish-controlled environment. The second lesson from this story is that no matter how much trouble you may have keeping your pecker in your pants, if you are a good Jew, there is always a place for you in the MSM.
What HuffPo doesn’t report. Huffington Post, owned by AOL, dodges the uncomplimentary news of lawsuits alleging it’s ripping off its bloggers, so I’ll bring you up to date. After Arianna, proprietress of “Arianna’s Plantation” aka HuffPost, sold the plantation to AOL for $315M, a few of the slave-bloggers, who were working for free, sued their slave-master for 1/3 of the purchase price. Yesterday US district court judge John Koeltl dumped the lawsuit, saying that the slaves agreed to work the plantation for free. Yes, that’s the sound of a whip crackng in the background. Now, everybody back to work.
Dumb science writers. Here’s a good example of why you shouldn’t hire high school students to write online science blogs. This quote from Science Daily: “ScienceDaily (Mar. 30, 2012) — Some six billion light years ago, almost halfway from now back to the big bang, the universe was undergoing an elemental change.” A light year is not a measure of time; it is a measure of distance — 5,878,625,373,183.6 miles. This statement is linguistically equivalent to saying “Rome was born 3 feet ago.”