Bought Episode III today, and watched all of it, even the credits. As the cast & crew were being listed, I noticed a familiar name:
Stand-In for Ewan McGregor: Thomas Maynard
That’s right. When it gets too hot for a Jedi, call a Maynard, we’ll get the job done.
I’ve been working on a little something in my spare time. It’s a map of the First Manassas Civil War battlefield, and I hope you like it. It’s a work in progress, and there’s many more pictures to add, but eventually I envision a complete AJAX and GMaps driven interactive guide to the battle.
There’s more to come, too. Enjoy.
There’s this story out of the People’s West Coast Republic (aka Kalifornia, as opposed to the East Coast one, aka Massachusetts) about mylar balloons earning the same status as normal capacity magazines and regular firearms. Apparently the trouble is that when they are let loose, they get tangled in high voltage power lines and cause blackouts.
Some might look at this and think that Kalifornia has gone to the loony bin, but I suggest a different perspective. If government is not internal in form, then it must be external. If people are not self-governed enough to control their property (the balloon) so that it doesn’t do damage to another’s property (the power line), then they will (and should) be restricted, because they do harm to someone else.
We wouldn’t have this problem if people were kind enough to keep a handle on their balloons. But then again, we also wouldn’t have the problem if they were willing to put in the effort to provide themselves with their own generated electricity, instead of relying on someone else to give it to them, even if for money. Imagine – the entire state of California with enough solar and wind generators at each house to provide enough power for that house. Think of all the mylar balloons we could have then, and how much money the Kalifornia government would save by not having to plan for a terror attack against their power infrastructure.