Through Thick and Thin
Once again my fine post on the Imperial Japanese Navy is going to have to wait, not to mention a post on mirrored elephants that I know people are just dying to read. Yes, too many tidbits in the news this morning. Some of them even good tidbits, depending on one’s point of view. As always, others are the dread icky bickies. (An icky bicky is something a dog finds on the ground that is edible to a dog, but is not even recognizable to a human.)
Israel and Hezbollah have begun negotiations. Thank God. It’s always a good idea to negotiate with people, at the very least it can’t hurt. This means that both sides have at least tacitly acknowledged the other side’s right to exist. Maybe nothing will come of it, but who knows. The fact that the US’s influence is on the wane in the region may encourage more of this.
On the other hand Israel launched a major incursion into Gaza, three steps forward and two steps back. Sigh. Armies make very poor police forces and generally create more problems than they solve when used as such. Maybe some day people will learn this. Look how well it’s working out in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Back on the plus side, a great new Martian panorama has been released! Click on the picture to see the expanded version, it’s pretty cool if you are into that sort of thing. The amount of money spent on space exploration is trivial compared to what is wasted on war and other excesses, so these pics are well worth the cost. I can stare at Martian landscapes for hours, so much wilderness, and not a Wal-Mart in sight. Who says there aren’t any miracles? ;)
Sadly, must end on a down note. There is something terribly wrong with my eldest cat today, he may have run off to die even. So I’m a little out of sorts, sorry about the lackluster post. Amazing how attached one can get to “just” a little animal. Fungus been with me through thick and thin for over a decade. I hope he comes back and is better, or the vet can figure out what’s wrong.