Wednesday, February 25, 2015

East Coast seas rise 5.04 inches

In the news...
-- Sea levels north of New York City rose by 128mm in two years, according to a report in the journal, Nature Communications.
-- In a report, Amnesty International urged the United Nations Security Council to relinquish its veto rights in some cases pertaining to human catastrophes.[Talk about "when pigs fly...."]
Instead, the council's five permanent members - the UK, China, France, Russia and the US - had used their veto to "promote their political self-interest or geopolitical interest above the interest of protecting civilians....
-- Drones have appeared over landmarks in central Paris for the second night running and police are no closer to knowing who is operating them.
There were five sightings by between 23:00 on Tuesday and 02:00 (01:00 GMT) on Wednesday, French media report....
Flying drones over Paris at night is illegal and daytime flights require authorisation from the city.
Five drones were seen the previous night in similar areas, including the Eiffel Tower and above the US embassy, close to Place de la Concorde.
-- STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury has rejected theinsanity defense of a former Marine in the deaths of famed "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man.
After a two-week trial in which jurors heard testimony about defendant Eddie Ray Routh's erratic behavior, including statements about anarchy, the apocalypse and pig-human hybrids, they convicted Routh Tuesday night in the deaths of Kyle and Chad Littlefield at a Texas shooting range two years ago.
If Routh were insane, of course, my own sanity would come into question ... I, who put him on his glorious and patriotic path by funding, whether through inertia or willfulness, the 'peace-keeping' role that led the U.S. to take up arms at the drop of a hat.

1 comment:

  1. I suppose a measure for sanity is needful for the legal system, to judge some behaviors to be reasoned and others not. But i've also heard somewhere that "logic is an infinite bog". Quantum mechanics seems to suggest that the fabric of being operates outside of our reasoning. Buddha sometimes answered questions with "does not apply". It may be that the "big brain" that quests for reason will be an evolutionary failure. It may be that reason, "does not apply". It may be that intention is the only tool we have with which to take responsibility. But that's just me reasoning out loud.