Sabotaged pipeline plus windstorm-caused-blackout in Georgia
Iran has stepped in to get natural gas to Georgia. So that's working out.
Meanwhile, Rand Corp. released their list of "50 Books for Thinking About the Future Human Condition." One of the 50 is about energy, and its by Armory Lovins.
Emmanuel Todd via James Wolcott: "American neo-conservatism is not alone to blame. What seems to me more striking is the way this America that incarnates the absolute opposite of the Soviet Union is on the point of producing the same catastrophe by the opposite route. Communism, in its madness, supposed that society was everything and that the individual was nothing, an ideological basis that caused its own ruin. Today, the United States assures us, with a blind faith as intense as Stalin's, that the individual is everything, that the market is enough and that the state is hateful. The intensity of the ideological fixation is altogether comparable to the Communist delirium. This individualist and inequalitarian posture disorganizes American capacity for action. The real mystery to me is situated there: how can a society renounce common sense and pragmatism to such an extent and enter into such a process of ideological self-destruction? It's a historical aporia to which I have no answer and the problem with which cannot be abstracted from the present administration's policies alone. It's all of American society that seems to be launched into a scorpion policy, a sick system that ends up injecting itself with its own venom."
via jalopnik -- am I the only one that reads that one -- the new honda ad from england [skip flash intro, play the ad]
I'll say stunning, as fallen as that word is. it is art, in the service of commerce.
Mark my words: This Times story, on white! jew! producer Scott Storch will mark the pinnacle of his career. He has flown too close to the sun in this photograph. And with Paris Hilton. Paris Hilton lives very close to the sun, and so all men's wings will be heated to the point of glue failure.