"The cancer appears to be in remission."
"You mean Doc, you mean ... I'm cured?"
Tears and overwhelming bubbles of joy pour from your eyes, flooding out those tiny canals in the back of your ears. The health clinician mumbles something in the form of a hedge rejoinder. You hear it not.
Why this fabulous new news means I can take that planned vacation trip to Paris, you think.
No need to rush on about putting my affairs in order.
Technology has saved me. I have tomorrow and all the days after to worry about the little things. First things first. Celebrate and sing Hallelujah 'ore the joyous news.
(Caption under top picture reads: "Captain, about that large fin tracking us from behind, do you think we're going to need a bigger boat?"
American Energy Independence
As you may have guessed, this post is not about "technology" saving a happy patient from the ravages of a creeping cancer. It's about the new fracking technology supposedly saving us from the dread shadow of "Peak Oil".
Our politicians are near giddy with themselves about the good news. Hallelujah we are saved. Fracking changes everything. Now we have a cornucopian over-abundance of "energy" that we need to start thinking immediately about exporting to Paris France and the rest of the world so that we can truly "enjoy" our new blessed bounty!
Senate Holds Hearing on Reversing Crude Oil Export Ban
Duh duh, duh duh, dadda dumb!
Some sobering "Insight" truths about Frackotopia can be found here.
More down under reality math here.
The gateway bridge to Paradise might be a well intentioned road to that other destination.