The Failure of MADness

Posted in Politics on April 26th, 2015

Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) is a doctrine of military strategy and national security policy which is based on the theory of deterrence through to simple expedient that a full-scale use of high-yield weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) by opposing sides would result in the complete annihilation of both the attacker(s) and the defender(s).

Somewhat scarily, it might be the foundation for why America and USSR never “cooked off.”

MAD  only works when the other side doesn't want to die
MAD Fails In The Face Of Madness

Unfortunately, MAD will fail in the face of madness, especially the madness of Muslims and their propensity for both Jihad and Martyrdom. This is what makes the current probability of a nuclear Iran so dangerous.

In 1957 Golda Meir said, “Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.” Yet, as wise as she might have been, this was a statement based in ignorance. Under Islam the killing of one’s children in the name of Allah is the highest form of love that was passes for a Muslim parent can show for it because they believe that it guarantees their children’s souls eternal paradise.

Disturbed Sleep

Posted in Humor, Politics on April 26th, 2015

It seems to me that nobody who has a goal can expect to sleep easily at night, at least nobody who can be reasonably expected to achieve that goal. Nor do people in authority sleep undisturbed at night, not if they accept responsibility as the price of their authority.

What Keeps Them Up At Night
What Keeps Them Up At Night

No, the question which the answer to best defines them is not whether something keeps them up at night. It is what exactly does so. Just as a person’s strength can be gauged by the quality of their enemies, a person’s character and worth may be judged by their worries and fears.

Steam Pressure

Posted in Society on April 26th, 2015

I’m fond of steampunk and I’m fond corsetry. Actually, it’s quite possible that my fondness for steampunk is partially because of its intersectionality with corsetry. So, when I come across something like Kay Morgan’s steampunk corset photo shoot, I’m quite pleased.

Steam Pressure

Yeah, that’s some high steam pressure indeed! And it’s and a most amazing steampunk corset by Jeroen van der Klis from Bizarre Design.

Just be careful don’t blow a gasket, gentlemen. 😉