1) When the frantic cavorting of the veritable legion of squirrel monkeys makes you immediately lose the capuchins, you may want to reflect on how their spritely bounding also distracted you from taking a solid bearing from the trail. And how you’re… at the river… wait…
2) It IS going to rain. Torrentially. Which means it’s also going to get VERY dark much earlier than anticipated (except, of course, by Shelly… *ahem*).
3) Once you realize that you’re lost, and you’re off trail, and you’re completely disoriented, and it is now completely black, and it seems like you keep crossing the same stream over and over again, and there’s that frakking stream again, you may then also notice that both of your flashlights are getting awfully dim…
- The newest Black Lantern release is just spectacular. Beautiful, wounded, haunting Electro from two guys from Kiev: together they are MR. MORSE. This is their debut album, it is called “Collapse”. Definitely worth checking out. This is the cover:
- Slightly frightening article about a counter-terrorism home-base of operations in Djibouti (which is in Africa).
Camp Lemonnier, a sun-baked Third World outpost established by the French Foreign Legion, began as a temporary staging ground for U.S. Marines looking for a foothold in the region a decade ago. Over the past two years, the U.S. military has clandestinely transformed it into the busiest Predator drone base outside the Afghan war zone, a model for fighting a new generation of terrorist groups.
The Obama administration has gone to extraordinary lengths to conceal the legal and operational details of its targeted-killing program. Behind closed doors, painstaking debates precede each decision to place an individual in the cross hairs of the United States’ perpetual war against al-Qaeda and its allies. Increasingly, the orders to find, track or kill those people are delivered to Camp Lemonnier. Virtually the entire 500-acre camp is dedicated to counterterrorism, making it the only installation of its kind in the Pentagon’s global network of bases. Secrecy blankets most of the camp’s activities. The U.S. military rejected requests from The Washington Post to tour Lemonnier last month. Officials cited “operational security concerns,” although they have permitted journalists to visit in the past.
- Envisioning the Justice League in the 1880′s. Awesome. I especially like Green Lantern:
- Depressing video explaining what the US electorate really cares about through analyzing Google searches. For example, more people Google Paul Ryan’s physique than things like his Budget plans. Sigh…