Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘technology’

Black List

Awesome…Awesome…Awesome…Awesome!

Brad Thor has done it again.  Perhaps stealing from recent headlines about the Presidents “kill list” Thor’s Black List puts hero Scot Harvath once again in grave danger.  Most of his usual resources are no longer at this disposal and he has to rely on old “friends” for help as death seems barely a step behind him as they seem to know his every move.  Perhaps more chilling is the opening note from Brad Thor

“All of the technology contained in this novel is based on systems currently deployed, or in the final stages of development, by the United States government and its partners.”

News Briefs – Volume III

Brief 1:  The Associated Press reported that a man stripped off his clothes and began to jog near the White House.  He was quickly apprehended and taken to a hospital for mental health observation.  The nude jogger posed no threat to the President, who was home at the time.  It was unclear, however, whether CNBC’s Chris Matthews would be available for his Hardball telecast or would be committed to a mental health facility for further observation.  An angry Keith Olberman was overheard saying, “That damn Matthews.  I wish that I had thought of that.  That would make Obama love me more.”

Environomics

kermit-the-frog“It’s not that easy being green…It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?  Wonder, I am green and it’ll do fine, it’s beautiful!  And I think it’s what I want to be.”

When Kermit the Frog famously sang these words, being green was not all that popular and that was the point of his song.  Fast forward a couple of decades and green is good.  Green is so good that television networks have green weeks, schools go green, cities go green, and lots and lots of money is steered toward green enterprises.  Investments in green infrastructure is necessary, it is explained, to drive development of the technology.  That is a reasonable position and one taken by most politicians.  Even the staunches fiscal conservative often bows to green energy.