Fetch the Pig Bladders!

First, I thank you all for bearing with my horribleness since my return from the Yule break. Homework and life issues are slapping me about on the weekends, so I’m moving Broadcast Domain to Tuesdays for the foreseeable future. If you don’t like it, feel free to send me an email. Feedback could even prompt me to change it back. Maybe.

So, how is it that Hugo Chavez knows that we have an earthquake machine and I don’t?

I refer, of course, to this.

Now, it’s not that I don’t think a weapon that could cause an earthquake could not exist. After all, Nikolai Tesla imagined it could, and that was before we even had computers.  We may very well have such a device. China might have such a device. For all we know, all the world powers have them, and only a tense agreement not to fuck each other up big time keeps us from shaking the entire earth’s crust apart.

Why would we use it on Haiti?

I’m not saying Haiti has no interest for us as a country. It would not surprise me at all to find that we basically occupy the country in an effort to assist in rebuilding, and end up making Haiti a close economic ally. But I cannot imagine we would be so crass as to test a weapon on a country filled with innocent bystanders.

Still, one person thinks that of us, and the internet delivers that knowledge unto us. It allows us to pull it apart, research it, discuss it, brainstorm on it, and (eventually) determine its validity (or lack thereof, in this case).

That’s the power of the internet. Even the silliest stories can get talked about as if they were actual valid news. I love this thing.


~ by Benjamin Kenneally on January 26, 2010.

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