An upswing in smoking might be one of the results of curing all disease by cracking bio-nanotech.
Most smokers I know really enjoy smoking, but wish to quit because of health concerns. Eliminate those health concerns and many will not attempt to quit. Plus, there will no longer be a need for those scary labels or advertisements to dissuade new smokers.
That suggests to me that there is still a lot of dangerous junk zipping around out there. Worse, we don’t know where the junk is. – Of the impacts listed above, we only predicted the first. We hadn’t detected the other objects until after they clobbered Jupiter. That’s bad folks.
On the plus side, there are already a lot of people looking for these potential dangers in space. With their help, we will not only know what dangers are out there, but know about them in time to prevent catastrophe.
I’m generally all for smaller government, but I consider this a national/global security issue and that’s definitely a government responsibility, so I wouldn’t mind funding a more aggressive search for these types of objects.
“Getting smeared by the likes of Chris Matthews is no big deal, but it really hurts when coming from someone I respected.
- I think that’s a reason why there has been such a reaction to Ann’s ‘ugly’ comment.”
I still continue to read her blog as it is generally interesting and fun, but this has certainly tempered my view of her.
Update – 10-10-2012-1:21pm :Ann seems to have walked back a bit. That is most welcome, but I’m going to remain wary for a bit. I took her “ugly” comment to mean she thought us racist and I’ve long since run out of patience for that kind of foolishness. – Again, I don’t care when a goober like Matthews smears me and mine, but I really don’t like it when someone I think highly of does it.
I couldn’t bring myself to watch the debate last night, but perhaps I should have as, by most accounts, Romney did very well.
Will this move the electorate?
Update – 2012-10-05
Easy prediction - I expect the next moderator to be much more partisan with Romney. Jim Lehrer is currently catching hell and the next moderator might want to avoid a similar experience. Those guys are rooting for President Obama and it’s not like members of the legacy media, in general, are worried about sacrificing integrity for the sake of their political ideology.
A better future
Joseph of Future Policies
Sadly, our future just doesn’t seem as bright as it used to, but we can change that. Policies that increase economic freedom and individual rights can expand prosperity while helping to spur innovation.
That statement is true – just as its inverse is true. The smaller the government the bigger the citizen. Big Freedom is what I’m advocating – the freedom to choose you own path in life, to choose what’s best for yourself and your family.
A brighter future can be ours, but only if we do not surrender our rights and freedom to faceless bureaucrats.